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Water/Culture 2019 (Taos, NM) – Call for Artists

Water/Culture 2019 (Taos, NM) – Call for Artists

The Paseo Water/Culture 2019 call is seeking artists to bring visibility to Northern New Mexico’s water culture and issues. Working with artists, Paseo wishes to create more inclusive and imaginative planning processes. They provide benefits to the community through artistic installations, designs, and educational opportunities. Paseo seeks proposals for installations to creatively expand public knowledge and appreciation of the acequia networks downtown Taos, NM. Selected art activations will vary in media, scale, and programming.

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Deadline: 2 Jun 2019

The goal is to highlight the acequia network for the benefit of the local community and wider audience of visitors traversing the downtown. These installations will be featured at the Paseo 2019 festival, September 13th and 14th, with the opportunity for pre- and post-installation capacities. All installations will be considered as an implementation for permanent installations.

Paseo will work closely with a number of partners to implement the Water/Culture 2019 including the Town of Taos, the Acequia Madre de Rio Pueblo, The Taos Valley Acequia Association, The NM Acequia Association, The Arts and Cultural District, Taos Mainstreet, The Taos Gallery Association, Taos Art Council, and a number of educational institutions and local businesses.

Local acequia and cultural leaders have become increasingly aware of and engaged in the water issues facing Taos. There is tremendous opportunity to utilize arts and culture strategies to advance sustainable, integrated, and inclusive management of the community’s water resources. As creative thinkers and doers, artists can be powerful partners to water leaders. Together, they re-imagine traditional approaches to water planning and management and connect with communities in new ways.

About Paseo

The Paseo is a festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance, and projection to the streets of Taos, New Mexico. This two-day outdoor event, set in the high desert of Taos, New Mexico, is in its sixth year. It is scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening, September 13rd and 14th, 2019.

The Paseo seeks work that is immersive, participatory, and/or will make a dynamic impact within the Taos Historic District during this evening festival. The event is scheduled to start at sunset and runs to 11pm. Paseo 2018 brought over 6,000 people to the streets of Taos to experience this annual celebration.

For more information, contact matt@paseoproject.org.

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Paseo 2019 – Call For Artists

Paseo 2019 – Call For Artists

The Paseo Project announces a call for artists for the Paseo 2019, a multimedia exhibition of installation, projection, and performance art that can be installed, projected, or performed outdoors. Event scheduled for September 13 – 14 in the Historic District, Taos, New Mexico.

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Deadline: 28 Feb 2019

The Paseo Project, nonprofit host organization, is seeking work that is immersive, participatory, and will make a dynamic impact within Taos Historic District. Both high-tech and low-tech submissions are welcome. Preference is given to work that engages with the architecture within the historic downtown. Work can be roving/migratory, performative, site-responsive, culturally-situated, land-based, or somehow distort or disrupt scale and soundscape.

Artists are to be present for the evening festival, which starts at sunset and runs to 11:00pm each evening. The Paseo Project provides artist stipends and a volunteer crew helps with any temporary structures that may need to be built.

About Paseo

The Paseo is an award-winning festival and attracts audiences from all over the Western US and beyond. Since 2014, the Paseo has engaged the Taos community and visitors in the art making process during its two-night outdoor event. Now in its sixth year, it has become the most anticipated art event of the year, bringing out thousands of locals and visitors to fill the streets. Taos is a centuries old art colony and home to Taos Pueblo, UNESCO-protected and the oldest continually inhabited community in North America. The event holds to the tradition of bringing artists from around the world to both inspire and be inspired.

The Paseo 2019 theme is Connections. The organization is seeking work that celebrates, contemplates, or questions our interactions with each other, nature, or the world. It seeks works that are in sync with its core mission to transform art through community and community through art.

The Paseo is made possible by the Town of Taos, Taos County Lodgers Tax, MAE Foundation, Taos Community Foundation, Nina’s Fund, New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many generous individual donors and business sponsors.

Paseo 2019 Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive an artist fee based on the scale of their project and current W.A.G.E. standards. The Paseo project heavily promotes and markets artists by coordinating radio interviews, artists videos, museum talks, online and social media promotion, newsletter, and regional and national ad campaigns. Paseo 2018 advertised in Hyperallergic and Colossal. Participating artists are featured in the Festival Guide and website.

About The Paseo Project

The Paseo Project lives at the center of three primary values: art, education, and community. Its community is local, global, respectful, and inclusive. The Paseo Project’s vision is to create a platform for art that is experimental, time-based, ephemeral, participatory, and context responsive; encourage a conversation on contemporary art practices; engage the community through education, workshops, and presentations; challenge art and audience; support local artists and businesses; and respect art making.

For more information, contact matt@paseoproject.org.

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Currents New Media 2019 – Call For Artists

Currents New Media 2019 – Call For Artists

Currents New Media is an annual new media arts festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its tenth year will take place from June 6 – 23, 2019. The Currents New Media 2019 festival is accepting artist submissions in all new media art genres.

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Deadline: 5 Nov 2018

Currents New Media festival is the largest and longest-running of its kind in the United States and is an integral part of an exciting emerging media arts movement in Santa Fe. This year’s categories include Interactive Environments, Entrance Design, Installations (Interactive and non-interactive), Outdoor Installations and Projections, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments, Robotics, Multimedia Performance, Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing, CNC, and more), Interactive Installations for Children, Single Channel Video and Animation, and Experimental Documentary.

Currents New Media 2019 Artist Benefits

Specific chosen artists will benefit from this opportunity by being flown out to Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA to install their art. They will be housed by Currents New Media in a hotel nearby the festival. They will be invited to spend several days in Santa Fe to experience the city. There is a possibility of giving an artist talk, presentation, or workshop at the festival.  In 2018, the opening night of the festival boasted over 3,000 attendees.

About Currents New Media

Currents New Media is a new media arts festival and nonprofit organization in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Predating organizations like Meow Wolf and SITE Santa Fe, Currents is changing the trajectory of New Mexico and the American Southwest into an emerging and new media arts hub. Currents has worked with over 700 artists and exhibited nearly 1,000 individual artworks and installations. Currents is moving into a permanent gallery space along with its annual June Festival, and its 10th anniversary in 2019 is scheduled to be its largest year yet.

For more information, contact connect@currentsnewmedia.org.

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