Scare Tactics Open Call

August 9, 2022 - September 27, 2022

From the Rooftops

Brief + Guidelines

From the Rooftops is a growing community garden that needs talismans of protection. We need scarecrows that fend off birds, but that also protect against the much larger and more vicious scavengers that surround us. We need anti-capitalist scarecrows that show us the path of kinship, mutual aid and symbiosis with the land.

Beirut Art Center invites artists and non-artists, adults and children, individuals and collectives, to respond to this brief and propose scarecrows for our garden. Applicants must be based in Lebanon, and can apply by filling out this form. The deadline to apply is 27 September 2022. 5 entries will be selected by the BAC team to be installed permanently on the roof. Selected applicants will receive 50 USD in production budget and must complete the scarecrows by mid October. 



  • Proposals must be 1.5 meters in height or taller
  • Weather-resistant material (rain, wind, sun)
  • Structurally sound and durable 
  • Free-standing or attached to existing furniture (No drilling into the ground or walls)
  • Repurposed materials and objects are preferred
  • Belligerence is welcome but must remain child-friendly
  • May include moving parts, preferably activated by the wind 

Visuals prepared by Ghiya Haidar in the framework of BAC Graphic-Designer in Residence Program