- ARTICA 2006: ILLUMINATION
A Winter Solstice Celebration
Saturday December 16th
NOON to MIDNIGHT
CALL TO ARTISTS
Artists, musicians, dancers, poets, performers and
are invited to participate in this unique event by
quality site specific works in any media, to be
displayed along the north Mississippi riverfront.
FOCUS: WINTER SOLSTICE
The focus of this year's festival will be held as we
move towards the
shortest day of the year and the longest, darkest
night. Our theme is
illumination, physically, mentally or spiritually.
We would love to see artwork that offers light, warmth
or shelter on
this dark and cold night as we celebrate the season of
winter and the
day of the solstice.
Please join us in bringing back the light.
Artica 2006 is a multi-media outdoor participatory
providing the people of the St. Louis metropolitan
opportunity to come together as a community through
self-expression and to develop an international
reputation for this
area as the gateway to the arts.
WHERE AND WHEN
Artica 2006 will take place on Saturday, December 16
in the area bound
by the Mississippi River on the east, First Street on
Florida on the north and Dickson on the south.
The Artica festival is an excursion into abandoned and
territories consisting of open fields, vacant
sites, active businesses, and homes of the homeless.
All works are to be executed in a responsible manner
and should take
into consideration their effect on the environment.
The organizers reserve the right to refuse any
proposal that may be
harmful or dangerous to the environment, wildlife or
Be aware that this area is in constant development and
selected site may change at any time. Please remain
All artists are solely responsible for any expenses
creating, producing, installing, maintaining and
removing their work.
After the festival, artists may choose to remove their
work or leave
it on the site. However artists should be respectful
of public and
private property and of safety issues.
Anyone requiring special needs such as electricity,
projection, sound systems, etc. must provide their own
generators as well as the expertise to operate such
equipment in an
Keep in mind that 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
artists with special needs for sharing resources.
Our goal is to leave the Artica site cleaner than we
Therefore it is the required responsibility of every
participate in pre and post clean up activities.
Any art or performances requiring the use of fire,
other combustible elements will require a fire permit
from the St. Louis Fire department and Artica. Please
note that this
also includes all cooking and campfires. All proposals
must be submitted to Artica by December 2nd in order
to obtain a fire
permit. A small fee is required.
Proposals must be received by December 2nd to be
Artica. Proposals received after this deadline will
be accepted into
the festival on a case-by-case basis.
Please send a project proposal including:
· Name, address, phone number and e-mail address
· A brief written or visual description of where, when
and what your
proposal will be.
· If you want materials returned please included a
envelope with appropriate postage.
Send all materials to:
P.O. Box 1857
St. Louis, MO 63118
Or email proposal to Artica2005@...
For questions contact Artica at 314-369-7832
Artica reserves the right to reproduce any and all
imagery, text, and
audio related to the Artica festival for promotional
All reasonable attempts will be made to give proper
credit to the
The creators of Artica are not responsible in any way,
shape or form
for the financial, legal, medical, material, physical,
emotional or spiritual liability of any artist,
or visitor to this event.
Artica is a not-for-profit organization operating
under a 501(c) (3) status.
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