Fw: ARTICA CALL TO ARTISTS DEADLINE SEPT. 11TH!
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Subject: (criticalmass) ARTICA CALL TO ARTISTS DEADLINE SEPT. 11TH!
Just a reminder that the deadline for the call to artists for Artica 2010:
Return of the Mound Builders is this Saturday, September 11th!
CALL TO ARTISTS!!!!
ARTICA 2010: RETURN OF THE MOUND BUILDERS
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 11, 2010 (materials must be received on, not
post marked, by this date.)
FESTIVAL DATE: Saturday, October 9 from noon to midnight and Sunday, October 10
from noon to 8:00pm
Artists, musicians, poets, performers and creative citizens are invited to
participate in Artica 2010. 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
Artica's philosophy is one of openness and inclusion. All are welcome to create,
participate and celebrate on this sacred heritage site.
WHEN AND WHERE
Artica 2010 will take place on Saturday, October 9 from noon to midnight and
Sunday, October 10 from noon to 8:00pm in the area around
Dickson and Lewis Streets north of the Gateway Arch.
The Vessel Awards are monetary honorariums awarded to individuals or
collaborative teams for art proposals and will be selected by jury.
The amounts will depend upon the amount of funding available
and the nature of the projects.
Proposals must meet the following guidelines and artists responsibilities:
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 and
Be aware that this area is in constant development and decay. Your selected site
may change at any time. Please be flexible.
All elements involving fire will require a special fire permit, safety plans and
approval from the Artica organizers.
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
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 have scheduled a site visit for Sunday, August 22 at 2:00pm. You
may tour the site at your own convenience and a map and directions are available
Deadline for Application is September 11, 2010 (Materials must be received, not
postmarked, by this date.)
Name, address, phone number and email address
A brief bio of you and your work
A simple written description of your proposed project
A visual or aural depiction of your proposed project if appropriate
Documentation of past work
You may send jpgs or a link to your web site to artica2003@...
You may send slides,cds, dvds, video tapes, audio tapes, color copies with a
self-addressed envelope and the appropriate postage to guarantee the return of
P.O. Box 1857
St. Louis, MO 63118
Critical Mass is a nonprofit, self-formed visual arts collaborative dedicated to
promoting, enhancing and initiating contemporary visual art in the St. Louis
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