The Friends of Modern Art announce a call for artists for the Flint Art Fair 2020. This iconic 2-day event kicks off summer in Flint, MI, the weekend of June 13-14, 2020. Juried to ensure the highest caliber of artists, the event introduces original works from as many as 175 established and emerging artists from Michigan and beyond in various genres including ceramics, glass, painting, jewelry, fiber, metal, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood.
Deadline: 15 Apr 2020
Each year, 6,000 fair goers come to the grounds of the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) in the beautiful Flint Cultural Center for this event. Various food trucks and vendors will provide a variety of food and drinks (adult beverages included), artist demonstrations, live music, and art related activities.
Flint Art Fair 2020 Artist Benefits
With numerous awards and honors, Flint Art Fair has been voted the #1 favorite summer event in Michigan by M-Live, rated one of the most “Artist Friendly” venues in the state, and one of the 50 best fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
Saturday morning, Judges will choose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Chosen artists will be recognized over the loud speaker throughout remainder of the fair. They will receive a complimentary booth for the 2021 Flint Art Fair. The 1st place artist will be featured in the 2021 fair brochure distributed to visitors upon entry.
Event marketing includes:
- Print and outdoor advertisements including billboards
- Television and cable marketing
- Radio including on-air interviews
- Listings on local and relevant event calendars
- 400 posters and 3,500 postcards distributed around the greater Genesee County area
- Social media including Facebook and Twitter, reaching tens of thousands
- Flint Institute of Arts’ website
- Flint Art Fair website
About Friends of Modern Art
Since 1967, the Flint Art Fair has been presented by the Friends of Modern Art (FOMA), a non-profit membership organization serving an 11-county region in southeast Michigan. FOMA’s mission is to promote interest, understanding, and appreciation of
contemporary art at the Flint Institute of Arts among the citizens of the region. FOMA membership has grown to more than 550 individuals. Its programs serve more than 116,000 adults, children, and families within Southeast Michigan annually.
The 53rd annual Flint Art Fair is proudly presented by FOMA on the grounds of the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) in the beautiful Flint Cultural Center. Proceeds from the fair benefit the Flint Institute of Arts through exhibition sponsorship and purchase of contemporary art for the FIA collection.
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The Friends of Modern Art announces a call for artists for the 50th Annual Flint Art Fair, to be held June 10 and 11, 2017.
Deadline: 15 Apr 2017
The friendliest art fair in Michigan, the 50th Annual Flint Art Fair is a juried fine art and fine craft fair with monetary awards held on the lawn of the Flint Institute of Arts in the heart of the beautiful Flint Cultural Center. Attracting thousands of visitors each year, this event introduces original works from various genres including ceramics, glass, painting, jewelry, fiber, metal, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood. Up to 150 artists will be invited to participate in this 2-day event and are eligible for monetary awards.
Rental is $250 per space. Double spaces and corner spaces may be requested (additional fees apply). Spaces are a grassy 10’ x 10’ with storage space behind each booth.
50th Annual Flint Art Fair artist benefits:
- $2,000 in cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
- Coffee and donuts are available Saturday morning in the Artist Hospitality area.
- Sunday morning is the catered Artists Awards Breakfast – free for artists.
- The Hospitality team of experienced volunteers is available to provide artists with short breaks and complimentary bottled water is available to artists at any time during the fair.
- Easy check-in and check-out procedures with drive-up access to booths for set-up and breakdown is provided.
- Parking is free.
- 24-hour security during the fair.
Proceeds from the Flint Art Fair support the following Friends of Modern Art (FOMA) programs:
Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Each year, FOMA co-sponsors a traveling exhibition of contemporary art at the Flint Institute of Arts. Sponsored exhibitions in recent years have included Andy Warhol, M. C. Escher, Andrew Wyeth, Winfred Rembert, and the Art of Video Games.
Contemporary Art Purchase
Every other year, FOMA purchases artwork by a significant emerging artist for the collection of the Flint Institute of Arts. Recent gifts to the collection include works by Ralph Goings, Andrew Lenaghan, Chakaia Booker, and Lino Lago.
Weekly Film Series
For more than 25 years, FOMA has sponsored and coordinated a weekly series of independent, international, and classic films at the Flint Institute of Arts nine months out of each year. Films in the series are programmed with the goal of providing a rich, varied schedule of movies that represent a wide spectrum of locales, cultures, and attitudes as well as genres such as comedy, drama, fantasy/horror/science-fiction, musicals, great directors, classic films, and emerging filmmakers.
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Flint Public Art Project (FPAP) announces a call for artists for the Stone Street Coop and Residency.
Deadline: 1 Dec 2016
FPAP acquired the vacant house at 605 Stone Street in the summer of 2012 from the Genesee County Land Bank. Staff, volunteers, and contractors rehabilitated the building in a matter of weeks, and Stone Street officially opened its doors in October 2012 as housing for FPAP staff and visiting artists and designers. Since then, more than 100 guests have stayed at Stone Street while developing projects and offering public programs throughout Flint. The Stone Street Coop and Residency is one of several initiatives by Flint Public Art Project in Carriage Town and on the North Side, including Spencer’s Art House, temporary installations on Stone Street, and Neighborhood Art Parades that aim to revitalize vacant structures, build community, anchor reinvestment, and extend the social and economic benefits of downtown redevelopment throughout the city.
Through its Stone Street Coop and Residency, FPAP supports students, artists, designers, community leaders, and teachers with free or affordable housing in order to allow residents time and space to pursue their crafts and to produce artistic projects in Flint.
The Stone Street Coop and Residency offers both short duration 30-90-day residencies for visiting artists and longer-term month-to-month residencies for local artists. In addition to housing, residents get the chance to work with artists, architects, planners, journalists, activists, and teachers from Flint and around the country and the world who are rethinking and reinventing the way we share resources, activate abandoned spaces, strengthen neighborhoods, and make art. All residents will produce work that responds to or extends the FPAP mission to activate vacant spaces, connect people and places, amplify the local culture, and transform the identity of the city.
FPAP supports collaborations among local residents and organizations as well as with leading artists, architects, planners, and community organizers from around the world to revitalize neighborhoods and cities through art and design.
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