OPEN CALL: In the Public Realm

Jan 06, 2007 4:24 am
Now in its twelfth year, "In the Public Realm" is an opportunity for emerging artists living or working in New York state to create a temporary work in a public space. Up to ten emerging artists will be selected by a distinguished panel of artists, curators and critics, and will be commissioned by the Public Art Fund to develop formal proposals for public art projects. From these proposals, the Public Art Fund will select three artists to realize a work in the coming year. In the Public Realm is a program of the Public Art Fund designed to encourage innovative public art projects by emerging artists living and/or working in New York State. Artists selected through the program will make proposals, develop their work in relation to urban conditions, and ultimately present an artwork in the complex arena of public life in New York City. Artists are encouraged to investigate the physical, social, and psychological nature of the urban environment throughout the diverse neighborhoods of New York City. Previous experience of working in public spaces is not necessary for selection in this program.

Submit your materials in a 10" x 13" envelope. Do not use staples on any application materials. All submissions must include the following:
1) Brief cover sheet, including your name and contact information, stating the format of your submission. Use one of the following descriptions: 35mm slides, CD, DVD, or VHS. We will only review one format per artist. Submit one of the following formats:
a) Six 35mm slides of recent and/or current work in a clear plastic slide sheet. Each slide must be clearly numbered and labeled with your name, title, date, media, dimensions, and the TOP indicated. Please include a slide description sheet with corresponding numbers. Larger format transparencies, photographs, and drawings will not be considered.
b) Six digital images saved to one CD. We will only accept JPG file formats. All JPGs must be sized at 250 dpi, 5" x 7". Number and title each JPG, and include a description sheet with corresponding numbers. The sheet should list your name and the titles, dates, media, and dimensions of your work. Please include a labeled print-out of each JPG, printed on regular paper.
c) One 3/4" VHS videotape, or one DVD that will play on a stand-alone DVD player. We will not view QuickTime files. Clearly mark the outside of the tape or DVD with your name and title(s) of the work(s). Do not submit original work.

2) Current resume, including name, address, telephone number, and email address.

3) A brief statement of interest (no more than 300 typewritten words). This should generally describe your work and will be used by the panel when viewing slides or digital images. This statement will be considered by the Advisory Committee as an indication of the direction your work might take should you be selected.

4) A self-addressed stamped envelope large enough to return submitted materials containing the correct amount of postage (stamps only, no postage meter strips). Submissions without S.A.S.E. will not be returned and pick-ups are not permitted.

Materials must be received at the Public Art Fund's office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2007 (postmarks are not acceptable). Hand deliveries will be accepted. Artists will be notified by letter in May 2007. Please do not call before this date.
Please mail application materials to:
Public Art Fund
In the Public Realm
One East 53rd Street, 11th Floor
New York, New York 10022
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