Artica 2009: Time Travelers' Homecoming
Winter Solstice event on December 19, 2009
CALL TO ARTISTS-Deadline is November 19, 2009
Artists, musicians, poets, performers and creative citizens are invited
to participate in Artica 2009.
Artica is a multi-media outdoor participatory arts festival developed to
provide the people of the St. Louis metropolitan area with the
opportunity to come together as a community through creative
WHEN AND WHERE
Artica 2009 will take place on Saturday, December 19th from noon to
midnight in the area around Dickson and Lewis Streets north of the
Honoraiums will be awarded to individuals and collaborative teams
selected by jury that meet the following guidelines and fulfill the
These will be cash awards to assist artists in creating large-scale
installation and performance art projects based on Artica's ability
to fund art.
Although we welcome all manner of ideas and projects, particular
consideration will be given to works that are in some way interactive,
participatory or landscape-oriented and hold relevance to the history of
this area or the Mississippi River.
The organizers reserve the right to refuse any proposal that may be
harmful or dangerous to the environment, wildlife or humans.
All work will be exposed to the elements and unprotected from scavengers
Be aware that this area is in constant development and decay. Your
selected site may change at any time. Please be flexible.
All artists are responsible for any expenses incurred in creating,
producing, installing, maintaining and removing their work.
After the festival, artists may choose to remove their work or leave it
on the site. Controlled and beautiful decay can be a beautiful and valid
artistic statement. However artists should be respectful of public and
private property and of safety issues.
Anyone requiring special needs such as water, generators, electricity,
lighting, projection, sound systems, etc. must provide their own
equipment and have the expertise to operate such equipment in an outdoor
environment, as well as coordinate the set up and use of said equipment
with the organizers of Artica.
There may be other artists who require the same needs and are willing to
share expenses, responsibility and expertise. The organizers will do
their best to create a contact network of artists for sharing resources.
This is a leave no trace event, other than art and goodwill. Our goal is
to leave the Artica area cleaner that we found it. We want to create a
positive impact on this community not only with our art but also with
our behavior. Therefore it is the responsibility of all artists to
participate in cleanup activities.
It is highly recommended that artists tour the Artica site before making
any proposals. This area always changes and has changed dramatically
since we were last here. We will post times when we have scheduled site
visits. You may tour the site at your own convenience and a map and
directions are available on the Artica web site.
Deadline for Application is November 19, 2009
Email a simple one page description of what, where and when you would
like to do something to artica2003@...