2015 Farm/Art DTour – Call for Artists
Wormfarm will commission 5-8 Art Works to be installed on land along the fifty-mile DTour route. The work will be on view from October 2-11, 2015.
Deadline: 20 Mar 2015
We are seeking artists (individuals or teams) who are interested in engaging with agricultural landscape, the farmers, landowners, and surrounding communities. This is an opportunity to contribute to a unique and exciting project with a growing reputation for its innovative approach to creative placemaking.
The Farm/Art DTour is a fifty-mile self-guided drive through the beautiful working lands of Sauk County, Wisconsin punctuated by Art Works (large-scale temporary art installations), Roadside Culture Stands (artist-built mobile farm stands), Pasture Performances, and more. The DTour is the centerpiece of the 5th annual Fermentation Fest – A Live Culture Convergence, 10 days of classes, tastings, and art events celebrating live culture – in all its forms. This project has been supported in part through the National Endowment for the Arts and ArtPlace America. It has received national attention and in 2014 attracted over 15,000 people. The Wormfarm Institute, creator and host of the DTour, is an award-winning organization with the mission to integrate culture and agriculture.
Artists will have the opportunity to create a large-scale installation that will be seen by thousands of people over a ten day period for an event that has garnered national attention. Past artists have expressed how valuable this experience was, because of the opportunity to experiment on a larger scale and try something new. Artists retain ownership of the art work after the Farm/Art DTour ends.
Dedicated to integrating culture and agriculture, the Wormfarm Institute is an evolving laboratory of the arts and ecology and fertile ground for creative work. Planting a seed, cultivating, reaping what you sow . . . both farmer and artist have these activities in common.
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