SculptureCenter In Practice program
Deadline: June 15, 2016
The In Practice program offers artists curatorial and financial support to create new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. We invite artists to submit proposals for new projects to be presented in early 2017. Artists selected for the In Practice exhibition will receive a $250 honorarium and up to $2,000 in production support. The level of production support will depend on the scope of accepted works and available funding.
SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution that takes the history and legacy of sculpture as a framework from which to consider the diverse activity taking place in the field of contemporary art. SculptureCenter's program encourages artists and audiences to explore the possibilities of sculpture and the multifarious ways in which sculpture is developing and connecting to other forms of expression.
Past In Practice participants include: Michele Abeles, Fia Backström, A. K. Burns, Michael DeLucia, Aleksandra Domanovic, Essex Olivares, Brendan Fernandes, Ryan Johnson, Joanna Malinowska, Justin Matherly, Virginia Overton, Marlo Pascual, Rachel Rose, Xaviera Simmons, Valerie Snobeck, Agathe Snow, Josh Smith, and Erik Wysocan.
SculptureCenter seeks proposals that offer new ways of considering sculpture or furthering the understanding of the discipline and how it can intersect with other mediums.
Artist proposals will be reviewed relative to the following criteria:
- Quality of the proposal and prior work
- Responsiveness in regards to the specific context of SculptureCenter
- Feasibility of the project
All lower-level exhibition spaces, the building exterior, the website, and projects outside of the confines of the building are available for In Practice proposals.
Artists are encouraged to experiment with unconventional display and exhibition formats. Past In Practice projects have included objects, installations, performance, web-based works, institutional interventions, mobile apps, multiples, and publications. Building images and floorplans may be downloaded from our website, as well as examples of previous works presented through the program.
The galleries will be closed for installation until May 12st. From May 1-June 15, artists may make site visits during regular exhibition hours. There are no geographic eligibility requirements, but the budget does not provide for travel or accommodation costs. SculptureCenter curatorial staff and a select advisory committee of artists, curators, and critics will conduct a preliminary review of proposals.
A limited number of artists will be contacted for further information and/or studio visits during the fall. Submitting artists will be notified by email by Fall 2016.
For more information and to apply, visit http://sculpture-center.org/exhibitionsOpenCall.htm.
No calls please.