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Performance Festival 2020 (Toronto, Canada) – Call For Artists

Performance Festival 2020 (Toronto, Canada) – Call For Artists

SummerWorks Performance Festival 2020 is widely recognized as one of the most vital platforms for launching new performance in Canada. They are seeking proposals for the 30th edition, taking place August 6th-16th in Toronto, Canada. Proposals are assessed and curated on artistic merit, clarity of vision, and feasibility as well as on how the project relates to other selected works. Why you care about this work? What excites you about your project? Why you think it’s important? Why is SummerWorks the right context for you and this project now?

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Deadline: 10 Jan 2020

SummerWorks Presentations: SummerWorks seeks proposals for new projects that will be ready for presentation in August 2020. They are interested in works and artists that tackle urgent and complex questions of our time; that celebrate curiosity, wonder and adventure; and that expand the possibilities of what performance can be. Works for theatre, gallery, outdoor, and non-traditional settings are welcome, as are proposals for site-specific and immersive contexts. Proposed works should have some previous development or presentation history.

SummerWorks Lab: The SummerWorks Lab is a place for exploration, experimentation, and process. SummerWorks invites proposals for projects to be shared with an audience at a crucial stage of development as well as experiments that use the Festival as a laboratory to test new ideas. Works for theatre, gallery, outdoor, and non-traditional settings are welcome, as are proposals for site-specific and immersive contexts. Of particular interest are projects that will benefit from audience engagement and feedback during the Festival, with the potential of this to inform the future of the work.

Public Works: The Public Works programming brings artists and audiences together in the public realm to experience Toronto in new ways. How does the city shape how we move? What else is possible? How can this be realized through performance? Of particular interest are projects that play with momentum and time. Proposals for outdoor, non-traditional,  site-specific and immersive contexts are expected; and works created for audiences to traverse a location or the landscape of Toronto are encouraged. 3-5 projects will be selected for this special call and provided a guaranteed fee of $1,500 CAD to $5,000 CAD (dependent on scale and budget of the project). These performances will be free to the public and should be designed with accessibility in mind.

Performance Festival 2020 Artist Benefits

  • The Performance Festival 2020 provides a framework, which includes publicity and marketing, technical and performance scheduling, box office, front of house management, and administrative support. If you’re not in an outdoors, non-traditional or site-specific venue we’ll also provide a venue, technical staff and lighting designer.
  • Presentations can expect 5 performances in the Festival.
  • Labs can expect 3 performances in the Festival.
  • Artists participating in Presentations or Labs will receive 70% of their box office revenue.
  • Artists participating in Public Works will be provided a guaranteed fee of $1,500 CAD to $5,000 CAD; dependent on scale and budget of the project.
  • Projects are typically provided 30 – 60 minute timeslots. If your project is longer, please explain in your proposal. If your project is 30 minutes or less you’ll be considered for curation as a double-bill with another performance work.
  • Access to free workshops from industry leaders in producing, marketing, production, audience engagement and accessibility.
  • An artist pass, providing you with highly discounted rates for all performances, events and free access to workshops during the 11-day Festival.
  • An engaged and collaborative team. We provide mentorship and advice for all productions in the Festival, so if you’re unsure if something is possible, get in touch! We want to hear about big ideas and help make them reality.

Social Equity

For the last two years SummerWorks venues have been physically accessible. SummerWorks provides ASL for all our events. They provide visual stories for patrons, and work with artists to create relaxed performances. Over the past two years they have engaged in consultancy with Tangled Arts+Disability and Deaf Spectrum.

In the coming years they hope to include live captioning and audio description at all SummerWorks produced events plus live streaming of workshops to make these available to those who aren’t able to travel to the venue, and extend accessibility training to all Front of House and volunteers.

Through the Pay What You Can model, they have opened up the Festival to a wider socio-economic bracket. Those that can afford to are able subsidize affordable tickets, allowing SummerWorks to offer cheaper tickets while not reducing the artist’s income. SummerWorks runs a Pay It Forward scheme, additional tickets can be purchased that are then offered to members of partner organisations free of charge.

About SummerWorks

SummerWorks is widely recognized as one of the most important platforms for launching new work in Canada. They are interested in continuously re-imagining and innovating the possibilities of performance- how it is created, presented and experienced. SummerWorks presents two Festivals annually, Progress International Festival of performance and ideas, and SummerWorks Performance Festival.

As an organization that brings together performance nationally and internationally, SummerWorks wishes to acknowledge that SummerWorks takes place on the traditional territory, Tkaronto, “Where the Trees Meet the Water,” “The Gathering Place” of the Mississauga, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat Nations. As we come together we pay our respects to all our relations who have gathered and will continue to gather in this place.

For more information, contact katrina@summerworks.ca.

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Permanent Outdoor Sculpture – Call For Artists

Permanent Outdoor Sculpture – Call For Artists

The City of Penticton and Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union are issuing a call out to artists for a permanent outdoor sculpture. The work will be displayed in the heart of downtown Penticton in front of Valley First at 184 Main Street in Penticton, BC. Completed sculptures or proposed designs may be submitted. Proposed designs must include examples of previous work and detailed drawings. Installation on May 3, 2019. The sculpture will become part of the permanent Public Art Inventory of the City of Penticton.

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Deadline: 14 Dec 2018

Artists will be responsible for transportation of their sculpture to the site. The City will work with the artist to provide a proper base for the sculpture. The City will create and install signage in consultation with the artist. For international entries, artists must cover their own shipping costs up front and will need to pay for any import fees and customer broker fees.

Permanent Outdoor Sculpture Requirements

The sculpture must be created using durable materials able to withstand 10-15 years in an outdoor environment. Preference will be given to art works that are colourful and of a shape and scale that will enhance the street scape location. Ideally the piece will reflect the attributes of Valley First and the City of Penticton described as:

  • Authentic: Skip the acronyms, jargon, and euphemisms. Ensure a clear message through a modest, authentic, and personable tone.
  • Smart: Smart is always insightful and relevant. It is being resourceful and effective.
  • Honest: Transparent and trustworthy. Like a good friend, honesty builds a stronger relationship.
  • Innovative: Understand the market, listen to everyone, and then try an entirely new creative and progressive approach.
  • Refreshing: The unexpected truth is stimulating. It’s not just what you say but how and where you say it.
  • Diverse: Every individual is unique. Accept and respect others creating a safe and positive environment.
  • Communal: Embrace your neighbours and form collaborative and meaningful relationships. Embrace future generations with excitement and vibrancy.

Permanent Outdoor Sculpture Artist Benefits

The successful artist will be paid $30,000 for their work. Artwork will be displayed in a highly visible public area with a large volume of foot traffic throughout the year. The location of the sculpture is within the popular Saturday Market boundaries. The successful artist will be recognized with their information displayed online and in print through various media including brochures and nameplates. The successful artist will be invited to multiple grand opening events including an artists reception, artists talk, and an unveiling ceremony that will be hosted in conjunction with the launch of the 2019 Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibit.

About the City of Penticton

The City of Penticton is a vibrant, innovative, adventurous waterfront city focused on sustainability, community, and economic opportunity. Penticton is located in the south central region of British Columbia in an area known collectively as the Okanagan Valley. With over 2100 hours of sunshine and only 15 inches of rain annually, the area has a comfortable climate year round.

Penticton is one of two cities in the world situated between two lakes. Beaches and water fun are part of the Summer culture – dive in like a local and get wet. Okanagan and Skaha Beaches feature nearly 15 acres of premium, sandy beach and swimming areas. Along with all of the year-round recreational activities available, agriculture has been an important contributor to Penticton’s livelihood. There are over 80 wineries in the Penticton metropolitan area, 5 craft breweries, and 3 distilleries all within easy distance of the downtown core.

For more information, contact kelsey.johnson@penticton.ca.

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Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition – Call For Artists

Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition – Call For Artists

The City of Penticton is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition (PPSE). Created in 2016, the PPSE is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton. The city is looking for up to five (5) sculptures which will be located along the Okanagan Lake waterfront or downtown in Penticton, BC.

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Deadline: 14 Dec 2018

Completed sculptures or proposed designs can be submitted. For proposed designs, examples of previous work must be included and detailed drawings of the proposed sculpture. Sculptures are required to remain on site for the duration of the exhibition (May 4, 2019 – April 30, 2020).  A stainless steel base plate or steel strips should be securely attached to the bottom of each piece(s) so they can be welded to the pedestal or fastened to a concrete pad. All sculptures need to be made of a durable material for the yearlong outdoor setting. They must be constructed with safety in mind for display in a public setting. Metal sculptures should be sealed/powder-coated to avoid rust bleeding onto pedestal or pad. Sculptures being proposed must be a minimum of 3’ high.

Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Artists will be paid a set lease price of $2,600 for the waterfront/downtown sculptures. Artwork displayed in a highly visible public area with foot traffic throughout the year. Artist recognition and information displayed online and in print through various media. Signage encouraging the sale of artist’s work. Invitation to an artists reception and talk, along with a grand opening and unveiling ceremony.

About the City of Penticton

The City of Penticton is a vibrant, innovative, adventurous waterfront City focused on sustainability, community, and economic opportunity. Penticton is located in the south central region of British Columbia in an area known collectively as the Okanagan Valley. With over 2100 hours of sunshine and only 15 inches of rain annually, the area has a comfortable climate year round.

Penticton is one of two cities in the world situated between two lakes. Beaches and water fun are part of the Summer culture – dive in like a local and get wet. Okanagan and Skaha Beaches feature nearly 15 acres of premium, sandy beach and swimming areas. Along with all of the year-round recreational activities available, agriculture has been an important contributor to Penticton’s livelihood. There are over 80 wineries in the Penticton metropolitan area, 5 craft breweries, and 3 distilleries all within easy distance of the downtown core.

For more information, contact kelsey.johnson@penticton.ca.

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OpenART Biennale – Call For Artists

OpenART Biennale – Call For Artists

The OpenART Biennale is a public art biennial and takes place in Örebro, Sweden. During twelve summer weeks contemporary art from all over the world is showcased in the public space. Artists can submit with an already existing artwork or a new idea.

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Deadline: 15 May 2018

OpenART is an exhibition that takes place in the city centre. The art will be placed outdoors available for public interaction during the exhibition period. OpenArt sees possibilities for a wide range of art mediums and techniques but are particularly looking for artworks for the open space and, in particular, new ideas on what public art can be.

OpenART Biennale Artist Benefits

Invited artists will receive an artist fee of 1000 EUR as well as transport, travel, and accommodation support. A confirmed group will share €1000. In some cases, OpenART provides production support and the most appropriate, time-efficient, and cost-effective solutions. When an artist is producing a new artwork, the artist is expected to follow the determined budget for the artwork. Artists are expected to participate in the installment of their own artworks. The OpenArt Biennale offers an exciting platform with media exposure and social media boosts. During the biennale, the city of Örebro is transformed temporarily into a huge outdoor art arena.

About OpenART

OpenART is Scandinavia’s largest biennial for contemporary art, taking place during twelve summer weeks in Örebro. It is a biennial that revolts against defined urban spaces and encourages creativity. Artists are invited from around the world to invade public spaces with their contemporary art. Art is a language that can be read by everyone, inspiring new encounters and building bridges rather than walls.

OpenART encourages visitors and residents to be a part of this creative process. Children and youths can explore and strengthen their creativity through OpenART Kids and DIY ARTLAB. The exhibition includes guided tours and pedagogical programmes. The entire exhibition is completely free. Therefore, no ticket required. OpenART nurtures artistic and human warmth, leaving no one unmoved.

For more information, contact openart@orebro.se.

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Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail – Call for Artists

The Town of Clayton Public Art Advisory Board invites you to submit an application to participate in its annual Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail public art exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 4 Mar 2016

The Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail is a temporary outdoor exhibit displayed at eight publicly-owned sites from May 2016 to May 2017. This call to artists provides an opportunity for artists to submit completed artwork for consideration. A selection panel will choose a number of original sculptures to be displayed in public and/or private locations throughout town. The artist retains ownership of their work and agrees to lend it to the exhibition. Selected artists will receive a $1,000 honorarium for lending the work for the twelve-month period. In addition, the board will determine the mechanism to select a “People’s Choice” winner with an award of $1,000.

  • There is no application fee
  • The Town of Clayton may purchase an entry at the conclusion of the exhibition for permanent placement
  • The $1,000 honorarium will be credited against the purchase price for the artwork selected
  • If the artist also wins the People’s Choice award, that $1,000 award will also be credited against the purchase price for the artwork selected
  • The Town of Clayton reserves the right to photograph and reproduce images of the artwork on exhibition for promotional and educational purposes

Wonderful exposure in Downtown Clayton – a destination where people, business, and the arts thrive in our rapidly growing community and is a North Carolina Main Street® community. Founded in 1869, long-time and new residents alike are rediscovering many of the historical and architecturally significant buildings and neighborhoods that add charm and character to downtown.

Festivals and special events such as Town Square Concert Series, Millstock Art & Music Festival (now the Mondo Roots Cultural Arts & Music Festival), Clayton Harvest & Music Festival, Halloween Parade, Christmas Tree Lighting, and others draw visitors and residents alike to Downtown.

Downtown Clayton is accessible with I-40 and I-95 just minutes away. It’s just twenty minutes from Downtown Raleigh, the state capital, and about a thirty minute drive from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Sites for the Downtown Clayton sculpture trail include Town Square, Horne Square, The Clayton Center, Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, and many other popular and well-traveled locations in Downtown Clayton and beyond. The Town reserves the right to designate the exhibition location of the selected artwork.

Art enhances our Town, community, and downtown experience. Our Town leaders are hugely supportive and this annual sculpture trail continues to be wildly popular. In an effort to establish a collection of artistic works for the benefit of the community and the betterment of public spaces and facilities, the Clayton Town Council established the Public Art Advisory Board on February 4, 2008. The purpose of the Public Art Advisory Board is to establish a procedure through which the Town of Clayton can acquire and accept artwork on loan or as a gift and make recommendations to the Town Council toward the creation of a Public Art Program.

For more information, contact  sbeard@townofclaytonnc.org.

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City of Coral Springs Municipal Complex Integrated Art

The City of Coral Springs Public Art Committee is accepting submissions from artists for a public art opportunity in the new Municipal Complex. The budget for this project is $125,000.00.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 2 Oct 2015

It is desired that the finished project be a series of integrated artworks within the building’s interior or site structures (i.e.: building floor, pillars, hanging art from walls or ceiling, wall fountain, water feature, chandeliers, kinetic or interactive structures). Design of the building has begun and the selected artist will work with the facility architect, Song + Associates, Inc. to create an impactful, integrated project that will reflect the Municipal Complex’s over-all look. The selected artist will be expected to engage with City staff, the project architect and area residents to develop the concept for their work. The artwork should assist in creating an appealing design that addresses and welcomes neighborhood residents to the City’s new Municipal Complex and creates a sense of unity in the community as well as the City’s mission, “To be the premier community in which to live, work and raise a family.”

The City of Coral Springs Municipal Complex will be the center piece of the downtown core and encompasses the City’s vision for the future of the Community. The Complex is located on a 5.72 acre site, located between Sample Road to the North, NW 32nd Street to the South, NW 94th Avenue to the east and a canal to the west. The Site includes a new +/- 68,000SF City Hall Building, and a +/- 220,000 SF four level parking garage with 600+ parking stalls all connected by an interior driveway, sidewalks, plaza and promenades.

Coral Springs, Florida is located in Broward County in Southeast Florida, approximately 20 miles northwest of Ft. Lauderdale and 10 miles southwest of Boca Raton. Coral Springs was founded in 1963 as “the city in the country.” Today, approximately 121,000 people live in this city in Broward County. The community can be generally described as young, family-oriented residents with emphasis on education.

For more information, contact latria@coralsprings.org.

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Garment District Public Arts – Call for Artists

The Garment District Alliance (GDA) is seeking artists interested in submitting their qualifications, preliminary concepts, and examples of their work to be considered for a temporary public art installation in the Winter 2015/16 on the outdoor plazas along Broadway in Manhattan’s Garment District.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 27 May 2015

To enhance the public environment and to increase community access to art, the GDA regularly presents art installations on the public plazas along Broadway. As part of the selection process, the GDA is inviting artists – with preference giving to those living, working, or operating in New York City – to submit qualifications, including examples of their recent work. Project concepts for consideration are welcome but not required at this stage.

As one of NYC’s most-traveled corridors in the heart of midtown, the Garment District Plazas provide international exposure and tremendous media opportunity. The selected artist will receive a $5,000 design and installation management fee.

The Garment District Alliance has a multi-faceted public arts program, which has included 11 arts festivals, six major public installations on the plaza, and over 150 other installations, performances and art events. We’re interesting by showing an eclectic mix of interesting artists in a variety of venues.

For more information, contact jscupp@garmentdistrictnyc.com.

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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.

Call for artists application

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.

For more information, contact dtour@fermentationfest.com.

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Boom at Maritime Garage Gallery, CT – Call for Artists

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions from artists for a new exhibit entitled Boom, running from April 29 through July 31, 2015.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 6 Apr 2015

The exhibit  will represent art that looks at prosperity and the overindulgences that have become the norm  Clever uses of medium and interpretations on subject are welcome.

Artists will have the opportunity to display art for visitors to South Norwalk and at the opening reception which is attended by local notables.

The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces.  The Gallery is a unique, urban setting in the heart of the South Norwalk Historical district and right across from the Maritime Aquarium.

For more information, contact maritimegallery@norwalkpark.org.

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Juried Call for Outdoor Public Sculpture

The Stevens Point Sculpture Park is accepting submissions of sculpture work for their sixth annual, three-year outdoor sculpture exhibition. A local jury will choose pieces for display from April 15, 2015 through April 15, 2018.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 1 Feb 2015.

The Stevens Point Sculpture Park, located in Central Wisconsin, is a 20-acre, city-owned park with nearly a mile of forested trails that are used year-round by people of all ages for biking, skiing, running and walking. The Park offers a wide variety of trees and geographic features including a pond, wetland and forest. It is a zone 4 growing season with cold winters and hot summers. The Stevens Point Sculpture Park is committed to providing a welcoming and accessible outdoor venue for sculpture and arts exhibitions, activities, and educational programs by enhancing the cultural life of our community and surrounding region through a diverse program of education, collaboration and experimentation.

The Park is located close to elementary, middle and high schools, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Park’s trails connect to the Stevens Point Green Circle Trail, a nationally recognized 26-mile recreational corridor that encircles the Stevens Point Urban Area.

For more information, contact pointsculpturepark@hotmail.com.

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