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Doors Open After Dark 2020 (Guelph, ON) – Call For Artists

Doors Open After Dark 2020 (Guelph, ON) – Call For Artists

Guelph Museums announces a call for artists for Doors Open After Dark 2020, celebrating Guelph’s 193rd birthday and launch Doors Open weekend, with big, bold, innovative history and art activations at and around the Civic Museum from 5 p.m. April 24 to 1 a.m. April 25. This free event aims to create opportunities to connect, explore, and engage the community with history in unique ways.

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Deadline: 8 Mar 2020

Historians and artists of all disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals for activations that explore Guelph’s history and identity through themes of reconciliation, diversity, landscape, culture, innovation, and environment.

This opportunity is open to individuals, collectives, and groups from anywhere in the world. Preference will be given to residents of the City of Guelph and Wellington County. Installations will be selected through an open call process. A jury, formed by Guelph Museums, will select the featured installations.

Submissions will be assessed by the following criteria:

  • Innovation and originality
  • Quality of work
  • Interpretation of themes
  • Design and execution plan

Doors Open After Dark 2020 Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will receive an honorarium based on the CARFAC Fee Schedule at the “Other Public Places” level. Since 2017, approximately 200-300 visitors attend Doors Open After Dark each year. Artists will receive promotion through Guelph Museums’ website and social media pages to an audience of over 7,000 followers collectively.

Social Equity

Guelph Museums is in the process of decolonization through the reconstruction of their colonialist framework and by collaborating meaningfully with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. The Museums are committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, strive to initiate dialogues, and create safe spaces for truth telling. These guiding principles inform all activities at Guelph Museums.

Doors Open After Dark 2020 coincides with the 193rd anniversary of the “founding” of the city of Guelph – a story traditionally centered on John Galt’s arrival in Canada in 1827 to build a Scottish settlement. The story excluded the Indigenous Peoples present on this land thousands of years before Galt’s arrival. Doors Open After Dark aims to provide space for historical truths and engage meaningfully with present-day communities impacted by those histories.

About Guelph Museums

Guelph Museums consists of three heritage sites – Guelph Civic Museum, McCrae House, and Locomotive 6167 – where they explore local histories through permanent and changing exhibitions, interactive galleries, special events, and engagement activities.

The Civic Museum (the location of Doors Open After Dark) is located in the heart of downtown Guelph in the renovated Loretto Convent. Guelph Civic Museum is home to a collection of over 30,000 artifacts that bring Guelph’s past to life.

They are adjusting the way history has been portrayed at the Museums to incorporate authentic Indigenous voices, stories, and knowledge, which have traditionally been sidelined in favour of colonial narratives. Guelph Museums considers truth and reconciliation fundamental in upholding its mandate to be a community museum that makes a difference, improving the lives of residents and visitors to the City of Guelph.

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Bus Stop Installations 2019 (Dallas, TX) – Call For Artists

Bus Stop Installations 2019 (Dallas, TX) – Call For Artists

The Mayor’s Star Council (MSC) is issuing a call to artists/artist teams interested in creating unique durable artwork to serve as bus stop installations 2019 at specific locations in Southern Dallas. Each installation is sponsored by private donors and maintained by DART as part of a network of art installations in Dallas bus stops. The MSC has teamed up with DART, DISD, and local Dallas artists on this new initiative. Together with partners, the MSC is creating the opportunity for artwork designed by local artists, and co-envisioned by Dallas high school students, to be showcased at select DART bus stops throughout the City of Dallas.

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Deadline: 27 Sept 2019

Each unique bus stop installation:

  • Encourages local students to envision and take ownership for the future of their communities. Working with a team of artists, students envision the future of their neighborhoods while connecting that vision to the recognition and honor of the community’s past.
  • Highlights the history and culture of the neighborhood in Dallas it is located in. This project promotes the strong heritage of communities in Southern Dallas. It highlights the stories and history that aren’t always visible in locations visited by hundreds to thousands daily.
  • Connects Northern and Southern Dallas. By offering a uniquely creative opportunity for investment, the Bus Stop installations facilitate the economic and cultural linkage of south and north. They enable Dallas-based donors and corporations from across the region to consider and invest in Southern Dallas. Sister stops offer the additional opportunity for students and all interested Dallas residents to follow the trail or bus route connecting two Dallas communities.
  • Incorporates the brand or logo of the sponsor. The Bus Stop installations offer a unique way to highlight organizations making an impact in our city.

Bus Stop Installations 2019 Artist Benefits

Artists will be paid $1000 for their participation. They will be part of a unique collaboration between Mayor’s Star Council, DISD high school students, a local business, DART, and a local Dallas community. Artists learn about the history of the neighborhood. They will be inspired by the kids who will provide their vision for the future of the neighborhood. The art piece will be installed in a DART bus stop shelter. It will be visible for the community for years to come. Thousands of people will be exposed to this art piece. The artist becomes part of the MSC community, continuing to work alongside our group in new capacities.

About Mayor’s  Star Council

The Mayor’s Star Council’s mission is to empower leaders to impact Dallas through three pillars: Learn, Connect, and Serve. MSC members engage with peers who share the same passion for improving Dallas. They gain valuable experience that serves as a catalyst for becoming a committed leader.

The MSC is made up of a group of diverse leaders from the ages of 25-40 that come from eight different areas of cultural and professional influence: Arts ahd Entertainment, Business, Education, Government, Hospitality & Tourism, Media, Religion, and the Social Sector. This group has accepted the challenge from the Mayor to be civically engaged in the challenges the city faces rather than inheriting them in the future. While not officially affiliated with the city, MSC works alongside the Mayor of Dallas. The MSC projects reflect the priorities set forth by the Mayor. MSC works collaboratively with the Mayor to assist with key initiatives, including GrowSouth.

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Art On The Atlanta BeltLine (Atlanta, GA) – Call For Artists

Art On The Atlanta BeltLine (Atlanta, GA) – Call For Artists

Atlanta BeltLine announces a call for artists for the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. They seek visual artists, performers, musicians, lecturers, and art historians to apply for the 2019 exhibition season. Historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design, and/or aesthetic aspects of the Atlanta BeltLine are good starting points to consider for potential proposal submissions. Projects should be well-researched, well-planned, and feasible.

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Deadline: 26 Apr 2019

Although not limited to the following examples, potential projects might include all or some of the following: temporary art, sculptural or visual installations; amenities for visitors such as benches, bike racks, and shade structures; gateway or entrance works; performance works including, but not limited to, street and travelling performers, parade, music, dance, theater, and performance art; utilization of fences or screening devices; loan of existing artwork such as sculptures or assemblages; murals; environmental works; school or class projects; historical or didactic works; projects that promote exploration of Atlanta BeltLine trails; and organizational collaborations.

Art On The Atlanta BeltLine Artist Benefits

The Atlanta BeltLine is the largest temporary public art exhibit in the South, with over 20,000 visitors each week spanning the seven miles of walkable trails. This is the tenth anniversary of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. With the opening of the Southside interim hiking trail, there will be 12 miles linear gallery space. Accepted works will be experienced by members of over 45 in-town neighborhoods with their diverse backgrounds and culture histories, as well as the myriad unique visitors to the Atlanta-based trails annually. All accepted works will be featured on Atlanta BeltLine social media, press releases, company website, and exhibition catalog.

About Altanta BeltLine

As one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States, the Atlanta BeltLine is building a more socially and economically resilient Atlanta with partner organizations and host communities through job creation, inclusive transportation systems, affordable housing, and public spaces for all. The innovative concept began as the master’s thesis project from a Georgia Institute of Technology student in 1999. In the last twenty years, it has grown to be an internationally recognized endeavor, garnering respect and accolades not only for its engineering and transportation ambitions, but also the richness of its community engagement and arts program.

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Caldwell Arts Council 2018 Exhibit Artists – Call For Artists

Caldwell Arts Council announces a call for 2-D and 3-D artist portfolios for the 2018 exhibitions at the Caldwell Arts Council and at an off-site gallery.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Jan 2017

The Caldwell Arts Council 2018 Exhibit Artists selection committee will meet early in 2017. Artists will be notified in March of their decisions. Programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The Caldwell Arts Council is known for quality exhibitions representing multiple art media. Caldwell Arts Council 2018 Exhibit Artists’ artwork may be for sale (30% consignment) or not. All artwork is covered by our insurance during exhibitions.

Museum directors, art curators, and collectors visit our exhibits and often select artists to exhibit at their own location at a later date.

The Caldwell Arts Council has exhibited artwork from photography to watercolors, landscapes to abstracts, and fine art to folk art. Some of our exhibits have pushed the envelope beyond traditional comfort zones and created a stir in the community and beyond, Our annual Sculpture Celebration draws artists and buyers from the Eastern US as well.

Caldwell Arts Council 2018 Exhibit Artists

About Caldwell Arts Council

The Caldwell Arts Council is a regional arts center that presents monthly and quarterly exhibits and education and collection programs to foster the cultural arts in Caldwell County, NC. Exhibits range from contemporary to traditional, 2-D to 3-D, digital, and beyond. The Caldwell Arts Council exhibits artists from across the country and has a reputation for quality exhibits.

The Caldwell Arts Council is housed in an historic 100+ year-old home at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, NC. There are four gallery spaces that have been renovated as professional exhibit spaces.

The off-site gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital (Art in Healing Gallery) is being rebuilt and refreshed along with a long-awaited renovation of the hospital itself. A new off-site gallery is being developed at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. The Caldwell Arts Council anticipates opening this new gallery in early 2017 with 3-month exhibitions.

The Caldwell Arts Council is an active player in the life and vitality of Caldwell County, NC. Our mission is to establish and maintain an awareness and appreciation of cultural arts in Caldwell County, encourage participation in arts events, and offer various educational opportunities and administrative services in support of artists, arts agencies, and audiences.

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La Triennale Internationale des Arts Textiles en Outaouais 2016

La Triennale Internationale des Arts Textiles en Outaouais call to artists is open to Canadian, international, established, young, and emerging fibre and textile artists.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 25 Nov 2015

Artists are invited to submit proposals to participate in the following categories:

  • Textile art installations
  • Exhibitions
  • Workshops and master classes
  • Conferences
  • Documentary films
  • Community projects

Excellent opportunity for artists to present their work in conjunction with an international textile art event that received 25,000+ visitors to the last edition in 2013.

The Triennale Internationale des Arts Textiles en Outaouais has received awards for Event of the Year, is well respected and supported by the media with a loyal and enthusiastic audience who appreciate the excellent artistic presentations.

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