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A participant and artist Jill Odegaard work on Woven Welcome as part of ARTexchange at the 2020 Annual Conference in Chicago. Photo: Stacey Rupolo

CAA’s Services to Artists Committee seeks proposals for interactive and participatory projects and/or workshops for CAA’s 2021 ARTexchange.

Originally formatted as a pop-up exhibition and meet-up event for artists and curators, ARTexchange provides an opportunity for artists to share their work and build affinities with other artists, historians, curators, and cultural producers.

This year, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will host ARTexchange on Saturday, February 13, 2021, for a day of interactive and participatory projects and/or workshops.

ARTexchange projects and/or workshops will take place in MAD’s theater. The museum is located on Columbus Circle, just a short walk from the New York Hilton Midtown.

Safety permitting, projects will be available for in-person participants/viewers, as well as live streamed, and/or made available for online participation. Proposals that include community engagement and meaningful interaction with the CAA and New York City communities will be prioritized.

The Services to Artists Committee encourages applicants to engage issues of inclusivity and intersectional discourses in the arts. As part of the 2021 Annual Conference, CAA seeks to offer a selection of programming on the topic of Climate Crisis, including but going beyond eco-art and eco-criticism, and with climate justice and intersectional thinking as priorities. The conference content will stress a broad and inclusive conversation on climate crisis impact through the lens of age; gender; nationality; race; religion; and socioeconomic status among others. The Services to Artists Committee encourages ARTexchange proposals that respond to this call for content, though we will also consider proposals beyond its scope.

Please consider that activities may take place in a public, open, non-studio environment, and should not include toxic materials or processes.

Please email any questions to servicestoartists@gmail.com. Include “CAA ARTexchange” in the subject line.

APPLY HERE

Proposals are due by October 5, 2020.

You will be asked to provide:

  • Contact information
  • A short narrative bio (up to  150 words)
  • A short artist statement (up to 150 words)
  • Website url (optional)
  • A PDF (one file maximum 10 MB) of your proposal detailing your project, including supporting images, materials requests, technical needs, and how you will engage the community and/or consider inclusivity through the proposal. (up to 500 words)
  • Work samples (5–10 images and/or links to 1–2 video/audio files)
  • An image description list detailing the title, year completed, medium, and dimensions of each work. You may also include a short description describing how the work relates to the proposed project.
  • A 50 word description of your proposed project that can be used in publications
  • Availability: do you plan to be in NYC during the 2021 Conference, or will your project be presented in a fully virtual format
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