Performance Art

Request for Proposals: Immersive Art Installations at The Fresh Arts Glow Ball Gala 2019

Do you have an art concept that you would like to bring to life at the Fresh Arts Glow Ball gala? Please read the Eligibility Requirements and Guidelines before applying.

  • Submittable URL:  http://bit.ly/RFPglowball

  • Submission Deadline:11:59pm on Monday, February 11, 2019

  • Budget:$1,000 (including design, fabrication, installation)

  • Five (5) proposals will be selected

  • Opportunity is open to:Houston-area artists/creatives of all disciplines from emerging to established. Previous experience in art installations is not required, but preferred. Individuals as well as artist collectives or teams are welcome to apply. All applicants MUST be over the age of 21 and live within a 50-mile radius of Houston.

  • Applicable art forms include, but are not limited to: projections, site-specific installations, and/or performances that create interactive experiences.




Request for Proposals: 

Immersive Art Installations at The Fresh Arts Glow Ball Gala 2019


Fresh Arts is seeking proposals from artists, creatives, or collectives to create five (5) works of art to be showcased at the Fresh Arts Glow Ball gala held on Friday, March 29, 8pm – Midnight and during a public pop-up event on Saturday, March 30, 11am – 5pm. Proposals should incorporate visual elements relating to the “Glow Ball” theme which is open to creative interpretation. Glow theme elements may include, but are not limited to use of neon colors, exploring luminescence and things that glow or involve blacklights, a play on the 80s GLOW wrestling show, etc. Works that create an immersive art experience are preferred. 

 

A total of five (5) proposals will be selected. The selected artists will each receive $1,000 to complete the project, including design, materials, equipment rental, site preparation, and installation.


Artworks/Installations are to be loaded in and installed on Thursday, March 28. Installation must be completed no later than Noon on Friday, March 29 with deinstallation taking place Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 5:30-midnight. Please review the project timeline for more details.

 

The deadline for applications to be received is 11:59pm on Monday, February, 11, 2019. All applications must be submitted through the provided Submittable portalhttp://bit.ly/RFPglowball

 Applicants will be notified of their status onFriday, February 15, 2018 by 5pm. Please do not call for results.



About the Glow Ball gala

Fresh Arts is pleased to announce our Annual Gala fundraiser, the Glow Ball on Friday, March 29 from 8pm – 12am at Silver Street Studios. The Glow Ball experience will culminate with a pop-up event the following day on Saturday, March 30 from 11am–5pm. 

 

Houston’s biggest artistic party supports the professional development of our community’s vibrant, passionate creatives, raising key funding needed to continue work in strengthening the Houston arts community by supporting the artists who create it. Thus, Fresh Arts leverages the gala as a platform to showcase a wide range of Houston’s artistic talent through performances, live painters, a silent art auction, and wild costumes.

 

Funds raised from the Glow Ball support Fresh Arts and the development of professional skill-building opportunities for local artist entrepreneurs.  It also supports programming to gain new audiences for rising artists, designers, performers and makers for the benefit of the Houston community.  



View the 2018 gala photos HERE.

 



 

Eligibility Requirements and Guidelines

 

Artist Eligibility

-Open to artists/creatives of all disciplines.

-Artist collectives or creative teams are welcome to apply.

-Artist(s) must live with a 50-mile radius of Houston.

-Artist(s) must be over the age of 21.

-Previous experience in art installations is not required, but preferred.

-Applicable art forms include, but are not limited to, projections, site-specific installations, and/or performances that create interactive experiences.


Project Guidelines

The selected works will be located indoors at the Silver Street Studios event space which is a 20,000 sq. ft open warehouse with concrete floors, metal sheeting walls, and 26 ft high open beam ceilings. 

Each art installation must encompass a space that is 10’ to 15' wide x 10’ deep with no height restrictions. 

Artists will have access to electrical wall outlets, a scissor lift (signed waiver required to operate), and downlighting will be made available, if needed, to better highlight the artwork/space. All other lighting elements and structures, including design, fabrication, and installation and breakdown are the artist’s responsibility.

Additionally, Fresh Arts will provide:

-Prominent signage with the artist’s name and bio

-Marketing and promotion of the artist’s participation through social media, email blasts, and placement on the Fresh Arts website

-(4) complimentary tickets to the Glow Ball gala (a $400 value)

-A 1-year Fresh Arts Membership (a $65 value)

-$1,000 project stipend (includes design, fabrication, installation and materials) 

 


Criteria for Selection

Proposals that integrate the following elements will be preferred:

-Fits with the Glow Ball theme

-Shows well in both day and night

-Suitable for indoor display

-Soundly and professionally constructed 

-Appropriate for viewing by visitors of all ages

-Works that creative interactive experiences are preferred

-Cross-disciplinary and/or multimedia collaborative efforts are encouraged 


Project Timeline

Applications open                               Monday, January 21

Applications due                                 Monday, February 11 by 11:59pm

Selected Artists notified                     Friday, February 15 by 5pm

Artist Agreement signed                    Wednesday, February 20

50% Payment                                       Friday, February 22

Installation period                               Thursday, March 28 – Friday, March 29

Balance Payment                               Upon completion of installation

Installations complete                       No later than Noon on Friday, March 29

Event times                                         Friday, March 29, 8pm – Midnight 

                                                  and Saturday, March 30, 11am – 5pm

Deinstallation                                      Saturday, March 30, 5:30pm – 11:59pm

 

Artist Responsibilities

-Artists are responsible for both the installation and the deinstallation of their work.


-Additionally, artists are responsible for materials and all elements of design, construction, operation, and maintenance of their installation for the entire duration of the event period. Fresh Arts is not responsible for any damage or losses to an installation during the event.


-Artists must allow Fresh Arts to publish videos or images of the installation process, in addition to advertised photography of people interacting with the installed art through the event period. Promotion of the installed works will be provided by Fresh Arts with appropriate attribution to the artist(s).

 

How to apply

Submit the following information and materials via the Submittable application portal no later than Monday, February 11 by 11:59pm CT 


-Artist/Team info

          -General contact info

          -Names and bios of all participants (250 words or less per bio)

          -Websites, social media links

          -Description of Qualifications + Past Experience

-Detailed Project Description that addresses the following:

          -Overall vision for the project

          -How will you incorporate the Glow theme?

          -Other themes or images presented in your proposed work

-Describe your qualifications for this project

          -Relevant experience with art installations including type, location(s) and length of display

          -Other notable experiences, awards, etc.

-A basic construction or installation plan that includes

          -Method for assembly or construction

          -Dimensions of any structures

          -Electrical or technical specifics

          -Materials and tools used

-Attachments should include:

          -Photos of past work or installations

          -Provide a sketch, photo, or rendering of the proposed art installation. The more visual 

           representations you can provide, the better.

          -Image list with descriptions



About Fresh Arts

Fresh Arts mission is to champion local artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art.

Our programs help advance the careers of local artists and creative entrepreneurs by complementing their artistic practices through carefully cultivated communities that facilitate shared resources, knowledge, experiences, and audiences. We achieve this through resource sharing, skill building initiatives and through our artist-centered communities’ programs.

File attachments:
Due Date: Feb 11, 2019
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Mandala Sand Painting by the Mystical Arts of Tibet


Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling return to Houston to create a mandala sand painting. Witness this multi-day ritual as the mandala becomes larger and more detailed, join in community art, and enjoy special ceremonies over five days at Asia Society.

During viewing hours, visitors are invited to create their own lung ta ("wind horse") prayer flags, which will be strung together and displayed at Asia Society. On Saturday, August 18, visitors can try their hand at using the same tools as the monks to contribute to a community sand mandala.
When:
Aug 14, 2019 to Aug 18, 2019
Photography of the mandala creation without flash is permitted. Seating is not guaranteed at high-traffic times.
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Wednesday Time & Price:
12–6 p.m., Free
Thursday Time & Price:
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free
Friday Time & Price:
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free
Saturday Time & Price:
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free
Sunday Time & Price:
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Free

Summit Kickoff + Reception


Join Fresh Arts for an evening kick-off to the first annual Fresh Arts Summit! Featured presentations include a performance by Son Kiss'd Dance Theater, an artist talk with famed Houston artist GONZO247, and a dynamic talk on the state of today's artists. with featured Keynote Speaker Diane Scott.  


This event is FREE and open to the public.


About the Keynote Presenter:


Described by artists she’s worked with as a “goal fairy,” Diane Scott uses the power of artists’ stories and community to take the magic out of the “non-art” part of a successful artist’s practice. Diane creates processes, systems, networks and carefully curated experiences to help collegiate arts faculty employ her tools in their personal artistic practices and then mentor the processes with their students. Founder and designer of the nationally recognized Artist INC artist professional development program, Diane now focuses on bringing her tools into the undergraduate arts arena both as an Associate Professor of Arts Management at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and through her writing, research, and workshops.


When:
Jul 19, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
5:30PM - 7:00PM, Free

Arts Resource Expo


Arts Resource Expo

Friday, July 19, 2019

12:00-2:00pm


Silver Street Studios

2000 Edwards St. - Building entrance #1, Houston, TX 77007


Free and open to the public.



Get in touch with local arts resources! 


Featured organizations and professionals will share their resources in an open networking format. The Arts Resource expo is geared towards artists and other creative entrepreneurs looking to tap into local resources.

 

Powered by Fresh Arts the Arts Resource Expo is hosted in conjunction with the 1st annual Fresh Arts Summit and in partnership with Houston Arts Alliance Disaster Resources Expo & Symposium.

 

Featured organizations:

Glasstire

Fresh Arts

Sawyer Yards

Houston Arts Alliance

Jerry’s Artarama

Higginbotham Insurance

 


Additionally, Houston Arts Alliance is sponsoring the expo and facilitating the following resources:

TX-CERA (Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance) teach artists how to recover their assets after a flood.

Performing Arts Readiness will provide sample documents to help entrepreneurs develop a plan to ensure their safety in case of emergencies large and small.

HAA will provide Hurricane Preparedness Guides specific to artists and arts organizations, as well as the CERF+ Studio Safety Guide.

Galveston Historical Foundation will also be in attendance to share their resources and information.


When:
Jul 19, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
12Pm = 2PM, Free

Nap Church's Southern Naptist Convention

a series of Community Naps

We will be congregating for some community naps at Mystic Lyon on Saturday, July 13 from 5-6pm and 9-10pm and on Sunday, July 14 from 11am-noon and again from 2-3pm.

Pillows and blankets will be available on a first come first served basis. Participants are also welcome to bring their own favorite pillows and blankets. This series of community naps is free to attend.

PARTICIPANTS MAY COME TO ONE OR MULTIPLE SESSIONS.

Schedule of events:
Saturday, July 13, 5pm—Liminal Recognition Nap
Saturday, July 13, 9pm—Storytime Nap with writer, musician and artist Kelly Moore
Sunday, July 14, 11am—Nap for incorporating Pleasure Aesthetics
Sunday, July 14, 2pm—Vibrational Somatics: Healing Gong Nap

These napping and sonic meditations are part of a series of workshops lead by artist Emily Sloan and referred to as Recreational Aesthetics and are funded in part by a Let Creativity Happen Grant from Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston.

To learn more:
http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com

https://www.fresharts.org/events/nap-church-little-woodrows-4235-bellaire-blvd-houston

http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/07/exercises-for-rebel-nappers.html

http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/08/operation-nap-time-houston-free.html

http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/06/southern-naptist-convention-where-two.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmEQQQ5GYoM

ABOUT NAPPING AFFECTS PERFORMANCE:
Napping Affects Performance (NAP) is a performance and participation project providing community naps (since 2009) in collaboration with various performances, including (but not limited to) collaborations with sound, word, touch, and the delivery of naps to various sites and/or contexts.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Emily Sloan is an artist, curator and educator. Her art practice has led her on many adventures including a faux burning house, Victorian lampshades on City of Houston lamp posts, messages on the ground out of mulch and debris, misting shade clouds made out of lampshades, Mobile Nap Deliveries, funeral wakes for the undead, baptisms out of a pick-up truck, an art gallery in a refrigerator, a neighborhood badminton club, founding the Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce and opening Mystic Lyon--an art space in Houston’s historic Fifth Ward.

ABOUT OUR COLLABORATOR:
Kelly Moore is a writer, musician, and artist in Houston, Texas. She teaches writing at the University of Houston and djs for Rice Radio’s Chickenskin show. She is currently using her PhD in Creative Writing to make magnet poetry out of fun botany words like “glabrous” and “spatulate.”

GENERAL INFO:
5007 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020
mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198
July 13 - 5-6pm and 9-10pm
June14 - 11am-noon and 2-3pm
Free
https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx

When:
Jul 13, 2019 to Jul 14, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
5pm and 9pm / FREE
Sunday Time & Price:
11am and 2pm / FREE
Location:

Nap Church's Southern Naptist Convention, a series of Community Naps

Contact Name:
Emily Sloan
Contact Phone:
7135821198

PRESS
RELEASE



FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
:
July 3, 2019



Contact:
Emily Sloan

Telephone: 713-582-1198

Email: mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com


Recreational
Aesthetics: Nap Church's Southern Naptist Convention

a
series of community naps


by
artist Emily Sloan

Saturday,
July 13, 5pm and 9pm and Sunday, July 14, 11am and 2pm

Free to attend



Mystic
Lyon, 5007 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020 is pleased to host the Nap Church's Southern Naptist Convention

on Saturday, July 13 from 5-6:00pm and 9-10pm and on Sunday, July 14
from 11am-noon and again from 2-3:00pm. Participants may come to one
or multiple sessions.


Pillows
and blankets will be available on a first come first served basis.
Participants are also welcome to bring their own favorite pillows and
blankets. This series of community naps is free to attend.


The
series features gong-induced vibrational healing, embodiment (somatic
awareness), listening and nappying scores by Emily Sloan some of
which are inspired by artist Salvador Dali and sound composer Pauline
Oliveros.


Schedule
of events:

Saturday,
July 13, 5pm—Liminal Recognition Nap;

Saturday,
July 13, 9pm—Storytime Nap with writer, musician and artist Kelly
Moore;

Sunday,
July 14, 11am—Nap for incorporating Pleasure Aesthetics;

and
Sunday, July 14, 2pm—Vibrational Somatics: Healing Gong Nap.


These
napping and sonic meditations are part of a series of workshops lead
by artist Emily Sloan and referred to as Recreational Aesthetics and
are funded in part by a Let Creativity Happen Grant from Houston Arts
Alliance and the City of Houston.


Learn
more:

http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com

https://www.fresharts.org/events/nap-church-little-woodrows-4235-bellaire-blvd-houston


http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/07/exercises-for-rebel-nappers.html


http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/08/operation-nap-time-houston-free.html


http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/06/southern-naptist-convention-where-two.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmEQQQ5GYoM


ABOUT
NAPPING AFFECTS PERFORMANCE:

Napping
Affects Performance (NAP) is a performance and participation project
providing community naps (since 2009) in collaboration with various
performances, including (but not limited to) collaborations with
sound, word, touch, and the delivery of naps to various sites and/or
contexts.


ABOUT
THE ARTIST:

Emily
Sloan is an artist, curator and educator. Her art practice has led
her on many adventures including a faux burning house, Victorian
lampshades on City of Houston lamp posts, messages on the ground out
of mulch and debris, misting shade clouds made out of lampshades,
Mobile Nap Deliveries, funeral wakes for the undead, baptisms out of
a pick-up truck, an art gallery in a refrigerator, a neighborhood
badminton club, founding the Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce and
opening Mystic Lyon--an art space in Houston’s historic Fifth Ward.


ABOUT
OUR COLLABORATOR:

Kelly
Moore is a writer, musician, and artist in Houston, Texas. She
teaches writing at the University of Houston and djs for Rice Radio’s
Chickenskin show. She is currently using her PhD in Creative Writing
to make magnet poetry out of fun botany words like “glabrous” and
“spatulate.”

GENERAL
INFO:

5007
Lyons Ave.

Houston,
TX 77020

mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198
July
13 - 5-6pm and 9-10pm

June14
- 11am-noon and 2-3pm

Free
https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx


Free Concert ft Junior Dixieland Jazz Band


Join us at the Czech Center Museum Houston for a free musical concert featuring the Junior Dixieland Jazz Band!

For those who are unfamiliar, Dixieland also referred to as hot jazz or traditional jazz originated in New Orleans. Usually using standard instruments such as the trumpet, clarinet, trombone, horn and much more to complement its sound.

The band will consist of 8 band members ranging from ages 12-19 years old, not including their 2 musical directors.

When:
Jul 26, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

DiverseWorks Project Freeway Fellowship

Support for artists to create new projects in their neighborhoods

DiverseWorks presents the Project Freeway Fellowship Program for artists and creative individuals interested in socially-engaged creative practices. The Project Freeway Fellowship was developed in response to the rapid growth and diversification of the city of Houston and DiverseWorks’ desire to support innovative artists’ projects that engage all Houstonians, especially in neighborhoods outside of the city center. Interested participants must live in the Greater Houston Area and attend all program activities between July 2019 and January 2020.

Throughout this seven-month Fellowship program, Fellows will meet with a diverse roster of artists, activists, and arts professionals to help in the development of artistic strategies that focus on sustaining the arts in the community, advocacy, and social change. This Fellowship supports a practice-based model, with the Fellowship culminating in a site-specific project within each Fellow’s neighborhood.

Two applicants will be selected for this Fellowship. Fellows will each be awarded a $5,000 honorarium with additional support for production and materials. Application deadline is June 24, 2019.

Online application portal https://diverseworks.submittable.com/submit

Download Project Freeway Fellowship Info & Instructions (PDF)

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application opens:              Saturday, June 1st

Application deadline:          Monday, June 24th

Fellows Announced:           Monday, July 1st

Fellowship Dates:               July 2019 – January 2020

Due Date: Jun 24, 2019
Contact Name: M'kina Tapscott
Phone: (713) 223-8346
Fee: 0.00
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Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program

Dance/NYC and its program partners Gibney and Spaceworks are pleased to invite you to apply for the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program, made possible by the generous support of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. Dance/NYC will award residencies to up to three (3) dance artists with spinal cord injury (SCI) and/or dance ensembles working with artists with SCI. The purpose of the residency program is to expand opportunities for dancers with SCI and to advance accessibility and inclusion within the larger dance, residency, and presenting communities.

Inspired by a Craig H. Neilsen Foundation grant to the Vermont Studio Center to establish residencies for visual artists and writers with SCI, Dance/NYC’s new program will advance the cultural ecosystem to expressly and equitably foster opportunities for disabled dance artists. It responds directly to recent research, Performing Disability. Dance. Artistry. (Dance.NYC/PerformingDDA18), which underscores the need and opportunity to engage residency centers in the professional development and training of disabled artists and to provide critical training to presenters, driving mentorship and shared learning among artists and presenters.

Residency Components

Individual dance artists with SCI and/or dance ensembles working with artists with SCI are invited to apply for four-month residencies for the period of August 15, 2019 to December 15, 2019. Residencies will be awarded to up to three (3) dance artists to support their creative process. These residencies will occur in New York City, but eligible applicants may be based outside of the metropolitan area.

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation supports programs that enhance participation and independence for people living with SCI but does not designate funding to individuals. Prioritization for acceptance to the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program will be made at the sole discretion of Dance/NYC. According to the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, the criteria for eligibility for the Residency Program is restricted to dance artists with SCI, i.e., individuals with neurological and functional impairment due to traumatic SCI, degenerative disease primary to the spinal cord (transverse myelitis) or damage to the spinal cord due to tumors and surgery. According to the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, individuals with spinal dysfunction, paralysis or pain syndromes caused by other disorders are not eligible (e.g., multiple sclerosis, ALS, Chiari malformation and other developmental disorders, primary orthopedic disorders and peripheral nerve injury).

Dance/NYC will prioritize self-identification by allowing applicants to choose which of the residency programs they are applying for. No artist will be required to identify their impairment or provide verification in the application.

Each of the program participants will receive:

-An honorarium of $5,000 to be used at the discretion of the participant;
-If necessary, additional stipend of $1,000 for personal care assistant(s);
-Up to 60 hours of rehearsal time at one of the participating centers over the 4-month period, to be coordinated between resident dance artist and participating venue;
-10-class card for up to 3 artists per participant at Gibney lasting 90 days;
-Administrative office space with desk and light storage at Gibney;
-If desired, private or public studio showing, open rehearsal, and/or public talk; and
-In-kind marketing, communications, and outreach for participants of up to 4 weeks through Dance/NYC platforms (Dance.NYC)


Qualifications and Priorities

To be eligible, applicants must:
-Identify as a dance artist with SCI (as defined by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation) and/or dance ensemble working with artists with SCI; and
-Provide a copy of their U.S. IRS Determination letter, which proves the entity's 501(c)(3) designation or tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 170(c)(1), or
 proof of fiscal sponsorship. For details on how to become fiscally sponsored, please visit Dance.NYC.
 

Priority in grant selection will be given to applicants who demonstrate to a review panel:
-Above all, artistic excellence and potential to benefit from a residency;
-A central role for dance artists living with SCI;
-A commitment to justice, equity, and inclusion. The review panel will consider the role that historically marginalized groups—including disabled, African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA), and immigrant artists—play within the applicant pool and wider dance field. For information on Dance/NYC’s values and commitments on justice, equity, and inclusion, please visit
 Dance.NYC/equity/values; and
-Diversity of participant types and perspectives.

The program's goals are artistic, and applicants with primarily therapeutic or educational goals will not be competitive.
 

Proposal Specifications

Required materials include:

-Application form
-Work sample (video)
-Proof of 501(c)(3) status or fiscal sponsorship
-Diversity Matrix


Timeline

Deadline for submission, June 7, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST
Panel review, June 2019
Participant notification, July 2019
Press release with participants’ information, July 2019
Residency period, August 15, 2019, to December 15, 2019
Report and Survey, December 15, 2019


Submission Details

Dance/NYC is using an online application portal (dancenyc.submittable.com). Before completing the application form, interested applicants are asked to first complete questions to determine baseline eligibility. If eligible, applicants will be prompted to complete the application.

Complete applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on June 7, 2019. Incomplete applications, hard copy submissions, and applications received after the June 7 deadline will not be considered.

Dance/NYC is committed to accessibility and the inclusion of disabled people in its programs. If you need assistance accessing any part of this application, please contact us at artistresidency@dance.nyc.

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Durango Arts Center Call for Artists/Curators for 2020/2021 Exhibits Season

Durango Arts Center is currently accepting proposals from artists and curators for exhibits in the Barbara Conrad and Entrada Galleries for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Entries are welcome from artists and curators of all career stages and in all mediums and themes for group and solo shows.

All Media Accepted:
Painting
Drawing
Installation
Performance Art
Sculpture
Video
Interactive

New Media
Etc....

Artists are encouraged to submit their current body of work or concept for an upcoming project, installation, performance, etc. The proposed project does not need to fill the entire space. Exhibits will be curated from the proposed work. Artists will be paired according to the Exhibits Committee and Exhibits Director's input. 

Curators are encouraged to think big about collaborative exhibition ideas and to connect with the Durango and surrounding communities through their artist selection, theme, and/or partnerships. 

Proposals are $15 for current DAC Members. $30.00 Proposal Processing Fee for Non-Members

Deadline to apply is July 1st, 2019 for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Submissions will be reviewed by the DAC Exhibits Committee and Exhibits Director by the end of August and notifications will be sent on or before October 1st, 2019.

The Durango Arts Center's Exhibits Program believes the open call for proposals is integral to the full creative development of our community. Exhibits will be selected to support the growth of ideas and interests of local artists at all stages of their career by providing exhibition opportunities. 
 We are also interested in fostering our local arts community by presenting interesting contemporary artwork from out of the area to continually bring new creative ideas, concepts, and methods to our local artists and arts advocates. 

DAC is a multi-faceted hub for community arts that hosts and promotes contemporary visual and performing arts, arts education, dynamics exhibits, an active Docent program and the annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival. Over the years, DAC has built its reputation as a local arts industry leader and has been working diligently to ensure that the arts continue to thrive in the Four Corners region and beyond.

Our Mission:
The Durango Arts Center enriches the community through innovative visual and performing art, and arts education. DAC advances appreciation and participation in the arts as a cultural leader in the region.

Our Vision: 
The Durango Arts Center strives to be a cultural destination and a creative catalyst, inspiring our community through engagement in the arts.

A Little History: 
Since the late 1960s, the Durango Arts Center (DAC) has worked to promote the exploration, education, enrichment and enjoyment of the arts as a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization. What is affectionately known throughout the Four Corners as “DAC,” the Arts Center actually has a founding history rich in the support and development of the arts in this region that reaches back several decades. 
 DAC in current day is the result of a confluence of two agencies – the Durango Fine Arts Council (DFAC) and the Durango Artists Association (DAA) – both created in the 1960’s to develop and promote regional activity and interest in the arts.

Proposal Questions? Please contact Julia@DurangoArts.org

Note: We are working on updating Gallery Blueprints. These will be available when complete. 

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Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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