CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: INTERSITE VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2016
Deadline: May 7th, 2016
Intersite Visual Arts Festival (IVAF) is a collaborative city wide event presented annually by several contemporary art centres in Calgary, AB, including: Alberta Printmakers, EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, Esker Foundation, M:ST Performative Art Festival Society, Stride Gallery, The New Gallery, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and Untitled Art Society.
The mandate of IVAF is to advocate for contemporary art practices outside of the traditional gallery setting. Through the decentralized presentation of exhibitions, happenings, and performances, the festival actively engages unsuspecting audiences in the public sphere. IVAF seeks to create a supportive and receptive climate to foster the development and innovative presentation of contemporary art.
Learn more about IVAF’s past projects on our tumblr: http://intersite.tumblr.com/
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS For IVAF 2016, occurring from November 2 - 5, 2016, we are seeking works that occupy alternative spaces, engage different publics, and challenge traditional forms of presentation. IVAF 2016 will be comprised of invited projects and works selected from this call for submissions that express a clear proposal in response to our mandate, and demonstrate a reasonable necessity for the work to be presented outside of a traditional gallery setting. Whether you are thinking about biking performances, transit bus based actions, or off-site happenings, we welcome submissions that challenge our capacity to present contemporary art and transform the cultural landscape of Calgary. All participants will be paid a professional fee for their contribution. The following materials should be included in your application:
1. Proposal: Describe your project. Provide complete details of your geographic and material requirements, including any special equipment and technical needs. Please indicate a desired location and time when applicable.
2. Support: Please include up to ten pieces of additional support material, including digital images, videos, text excerpts, or audio clips alongside a corresponding numbered inventory list detailing all necessary descriptors. We will review up to a maximum of five minutes of time-based work.
3. Curriculum vitae: Describe your artistic background and include all relevant contact information. IVAF accepts digital submissions via email. Please format all written materials as a single .pdf document. Images must be numbered .jpg files no larger than 1 MB in size. We accept links to video and audio work hosted online.
Emailed applications must be submitted in a single .zip folder containing both documents and images.
Send completed submission packages to:
ATTN: Programming Committee firstname.lastname@example.org