CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
FUTURE FRAMERS: Envision 2040
F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017
Application Deadline: August 1, 2017
F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017 (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a bridge between artists and the community. F.E.A.S.T. is a public meal designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund projects that use art and creative thinking to impact the community. F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017 will take place on September 24th on the Rooftop at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland, 11:30 to 4:00 PM. Patrons will give a donation for which they receive a meal of locally produced and prepared food and a ballot. Diners listen to and review a series of project proposals and converse with the artists and thinkers behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the event, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of the event ticket money.
F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts invites artists, thinkers, and organizations to submit proposals for funding up to $1,000. Project proposals will address the theme Future Framers: Envisioning 2040. The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts is based on F.E.A.S.T. in Brooklyn’s (www.feastinbklyn.org) model for sustaining artist projects directly through community participation and InCubate (http://incubate-chicago.org). Another great resource: sundaysoup.org
Plan now to participate in F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017. We look forward to reviewing your proposals!
How to Submit a Proposal
Deadline: August 1, 2017 Midnight
Theme: FUTURE FRAMERS: Envisioning 2040
F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2017 calls for proposals that help envision and frame the future. What voices, stories, platforms, food, services, or experiences are currently missing or hidden? Imagine and implement creative actions, events, and experiences. Explore alternative economies, architectures, or modes of transportation that might be present in 2040 and beyond. Reveal and connect people to the more-than-human environment. Transform the ordinary into the extra-ordinary. Think long term! Proposals from artists, thinkers, organizations, and collaborative teams are welcome. Put creative thinking into practice. Give us a glimpse of what the future will be or could be. Help envision a sustainable world in the future!
You and your collaborators do not have to live in Rockville to submit a proposal. Great sustainable vision in another place may fit perfectly in another place. Please consider the particular cultural and environmental make up of the site you envision for your proposal. Projects that blend the human and non- human environment with practical, poetic, utopian, or idealist ideas will help frame, visualize, and shape the future.
Projects that may receive funding represent a diverse cross section of contemporary artistic, social, design and scientific practices. Performances, community events, visual, sonic, tactile, olfactory discoveries, documents, parades, paths, maps, participatory actions, poetic data analysis, interviews, stories, games… No project or medium is incongruous with F.E.A.S.T. We encourage artists, thinkers and organizations to move outside their everyday practice and produce work that encourages situations where interaction and participation are essential. Frame the future!
Application content must include answers to all of the following questions:
1. Title: What is your project’s name?
2. Summary: Describe your project in 250 words or less. Include statements on:
· What will the F.E.A.S.T. funds be used for?
· How will this project be implemented?
· How does the project address the theme of Future Framers: Envisioning 2040?
· What is the community you are addressing? What is the community significance of your project?
3. One sentence each:
- F.E.A.S.T. Funding Request: How much will you need to do this (up to $1000)?
- Project Budget: If your project costs are greater than what you have requested, please briefly state how you will be able to implement your project.
- Timeframe: How long is this project going to take?
- Location: Where will this take place?
4. Image: Attach one image (300 dpi, no larger than 2 MB) and any relevant URLs. Please include a description of the image.
Proposals are evaluated on these terms:
- Artistic Innovation
- Community Impact
- Proposal clarity and content
Only complete proposals will be reviewed.
Only finalists will be invited to the F.E.A.S.T.
All applicants will be notified by September 1, 2017 if they are finalists.
Artists who submit proposals must be present at the September 24th F.E.A.S.T. to be eligible to appear on the ballot.
Should you win a F.E.A.S.T. grant, you must attend the next F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts (2018) to discuss the progress of your project.
Questions or advice: Feel free to contact email@example.com
Call for VisArts Studio Artists
Lease period: September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018
Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2017 at midnight EST
Notification to selected artists: Friday, June 23, 2017
VisArts invites applications from local and national artists for studio space at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland. The Studio Artist Program provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to experiment, create new work, evolve an existing body of work or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided to selected artists for a reasonable cost for up to three years. The Studio Artist Program encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. Each year the current Studio Artists will present their work in a group exhibition at VisArts.
The VisArts Studio Artists are encouraged to engage with the VisArts and greater Rockville communities. Engagement can take form in a number of ways including public artist talks, workshops, screenings, community or socially-engaged art projects, open studio events, or other mutually agreed upon events. The foundation of the Studio Artist Program is based on generosity, respect, and creativity.
VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries. The center hosts an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community.
Rockville is a progressive, diverse city in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It ranks nationally and state-wide as a leader in environmental sustainability and green power use. Rockville is recognized for its high quality of life, excellent schools, numerous public parks, well-educated, and culturally diverse population. encouraged to Local resources include: Rockville Library, Montgomery College Rockville campus and other local schools, historical sites, Rock Creek Park, the Potomac River watershed, and Rockville’s diverse community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.
The Studio Artist program does not provide housing for artists.
Terms of Residency:
- Qualified applicants are professional individual artists or collaborative artist teams over the age of 18; the program is not designed for undergraduate students or commercial artists.
- Artists working in all media are welcome to apply, but VisArts cannot support the use of hazardous materials that require specific ventilation requirements.
- The studio may be used only for art-making activities. There are opportunities to teach visual arts at VisArts through the Education Department or Inside Art program.
- VisArts Studio Artists will be provided with a studio for a period of one year. Each studio is equipped with a sink, Wi-Fi connection, and abundant natural light. Studio access is 24/7 except during special VisArts events (advance notice will be given). The artist must provide his/her own studio furniture.
- VisArts Studio Artists are responsible for maintaining the studio in a safe and reasonably tidy manner, and will not make alterations to the space without permission. Artists must leave the studio in the state in which it was found and remove all belongings at the end of the fellowship.
- VisArts Studio Artists are responsible for acquisition, insurance, and care of his/her materials and equipment. Artists who wish to have kilns and other equipment that create additional electrical use must obtain permission for each piece of equipment that they wish to use in their studios.
- The studio lease is for one year. There is no automatic right to renew the lease for additional terms. Studio Artists must re-apply and be accepted for each additional year up to three years.
Available studios include:
Three 169 square foot artist studios with large windows. Monthly rent: $331.66One interior 248 square foot studio. Monthly rent: $460.12
VisArts Studio Artists will participate in the following:
- Work in the studio at VisArts for a minimum of 28 hours/week.
- VisArts Studio Artists are expected to participate in the VisArts Studio Artist Program that meets monthly to share food, ideas, community, and professional development.
- Welcome the public during exhibition opening receptions or at scheduled Open Studio events.
- Attend artist talks and gallery opening receptions.
- Present an artist talk, workshop, screening, and/or other mutually agreed upon public event that engages the VisArts and greater Rockville communities and resources.
- Participate in an annual Studio Artist group exhibition of work created independently or collaboratively during the term of residency.
Application and Selection Process
Required materials include:
- Images: Submit 10 images of work produced during the last four years. Work samples can be a combination of high resolution jpgs and time-based media (*up to 10 minutes total). *For collaborative teams, 10 images of collaborative work are required as well as a statement of the collaborative nature of the work. *Two minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work. Artists may choose to include links to Vimeo or You Tube public accounts for time-based work samples.
- Image Requirements: You may submit up to 10 images. They must be in .jpg, .tiff, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Maximum file size 5MB per image. Files must be labeled in the following way: first name last name-title of artwork-1.ext, first name last name-title of artwork-2.ext, etc. The file number corresponds with the number on the list of works. (Ex. John Doe-Untitled-1.jpg)
- List of Works Form- Numbered list of artworks with the following information: artist name, title of artwork, year, dimensions, a description of artwork is optional.
- Artist Bio (200 word max.)- Third-person paragraph highlighting your professional achievements.
- Artist Statement (100 words max.)
- References- Provide contact information for two references who can address your work as an artist.
- Studio Proposal:
- Describe your goals for being a Studio Artist at VisArts, how you might engage with the community, or use community resources. You may include a drawing or representative images to help describe your specific proposal. (250 words max.)
- Please indicate preferred studio size (first and second choice):
_____ 169 sq. ft. studio with large windows- $331.66/month
_____ 248 sq. ft. interior studio- $460.12/month
- $15 application fee
All applications will be reviewed by a panel of artists and arts professionals.
Transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts.
From our beginning in 1987 as Rockville Arts Place operating in a converted garage to our current contemporary, state of the art facility in Rockville Town Square, VisArts has served local residents, students, art lovers, professional artists and others with an interest in the arts. Each year, VisArts welcomes more than 25,000 visitors through our doors to participate in art education classes and camp programs, attend events in our Buchanan Room, visit one of our four galleries or observe our studio artists on our second floor Artist Concourse.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017, 11:59 PM
NextGen 4.0 is calling all DMV aspiring artists.
VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 4.0, our fourth exhibition in our Kaplan Gallery from July 21 - August 20, 2017. NextGen 4.0 is an opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery.
VisArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. VisArts provides children, teens and adults with opportunities to express their creativity and enhance their awareness of the arts.
After reviewing all works, selected artists will be notified by June 9.
All submissions will be juried by Cathy Cook and Tim Doud.
Cathy C. Cook has been creating films, videos, poetry films, animation, collages and installations since the early 1980’s. She has exhibited her award-winning work extensively in both solo and group shows including screenings at MOMA and the Whitney Museum. Her poetry film #536 was included in the Rattapallax #17 and her film tar guys was in the 2008 Zebra Poetry Film Festival. In 2001, Cook was awarded a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. Currently she is an Associate Professor in Visual Arts at The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Cook presented her multi-media project Cranes in Motion at VisArts in 2015.
Tim Doud graduated from Columbia College with a B.S. in Painting and Drawing and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing. He attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. Priska C Juschka Fine Art in New York, New York, and Galerie Brusberg, Berlin, Germany represent him. He has had solo shows at MC Magma in Milan, Italy, The Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois and Art Basel in Basel Switzerland. He has received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Midwest), the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundations, and The Pollock Krasner Art Foundation. His work has been featured in group shows at PS1 (MOMA) in New York City, The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Artists Space in New York City and the Frye Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington and Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Currently, Tim Doud is an Associate Professor in Studio Art at American University and is a co-organizer with Zoë Charlton for ‘sindikit, a project space in Baltimore, Maryland.
Online applications are due by June 1, 2017, 11:59 pm at visartscenter.org/call-for-entries. Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants should have little or no experience exhibiting in a professional gallery. Previous NextGen participants are ineligible. Previous NextGen applicants who were not selected may re-apply for this year's exhibition.
Keep in mind that if accepted into the exhibition, you will be expected to drop off accepted artwork to the gallery on July 18, anytime between 10AM- 6PM. Artwork will not be accepted before or after these available dates and times.
Application Deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2017, 11:59 PM
Required Application Materials:
- Application Form
- High Res images with captions, for up to 5 works of art
- Film and video pieces are welcome: 2 minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work. Up to 10 minutes total. Videos must be in .mp4 or .mov file format.
- Images must be in .jpg, .tiff, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
- Artist Statement (250 Word Maximum)
- Artist Bio (150 Word Maximum)
- Resume/ CV
- Application Fee ($10.00) – online application will require payment by credit card or PayPal. Financial assistance available upon a need basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
It can be intimidating to create an artist résumé with little or no experience, but a great résumé is one that is clear, organized and simple. Experiences you can include may be from exhibiting in student art shows, to assisting at camps or even teaching. Here are a great number of resources to help you create a competitive application and to develop your professional practices as an artist:
Artist statement and artist biography
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
For information on Exhibition and Sale of Artwork
Guidelines for presenting works in digital format
- Apply Online : Complete the online application through submittable.com
- Drop Off Accepted Artwork: Accepted Artwork must be dropped off anytime during the following hours at the 2nd floor Office at VisArts
Tuesday, July 18th between 10AM - 6PM
Please send any questions via email with “VisArts NextGen 4.0 Open Call” in the subject line to Frank McCauley, Exhibitions Coordinator, at email@example.com
Application Fee: $10.00