Ends on 1/31/2016
Open call for proposals for shows in the downstairs Reading Room 220 at Press Street/Antenna Gallery. Press Street's mission is to promote art and literature. Successful proposals for Reading Room 220 shows will connect these two ideas.
Submissions should include a proposal for the space, an 8 by 8 foot wall. Proposals could be, but are not limited to:
-A curated selection of artists books.
-A chapbook with a writer and artist in mind with samples of both of their works.
-A show developed out of a newly published book.Books are not limited to traditionally published media. We are open to and encourage artists books, zines, book objects, sculptural books, one of a kind, and editioned books, etc.
Shows would be up for 1 month minimum and would have openings coinciding with the second Saturday openings upstairs at Antenna. There is no specific deadline for proposals, which will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Ends on 1/29/2016
The Platforms Fund is a collaborative effort of Antenna / Press Street, Ashé Cultural Art Center, and Pelican Bomb to provide support for the development and presentation of self-organized artistic projects in and around New Orleans. The Platforms Fund seeks to emphasize New Orleans’ historical characteristics of creativity, collaboration, and resiliency, while pushing the boundaries of where community engagement and the dissemination of creative ideas can intersect.
The Platforms Fund is part of a growing national network of regional re-granting programs supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation including: Alternative Exposure (San Francisco, California), The Idea Fund (Houston, Texas), The Precipice Fund (Portland, Oregon), The Propeller Fund (Chicago, Illinois), Rocket Grants (Kansas City, Missouri), WaveMaker Grants (Miami, Florida), The Grit Fund (Baltimore, MA) and The Kindling Fund (Portland, Maine). The Foundation aims to support the independent creative activity of artists by partnering with leading artist-centered, visual arts organizations across the country. Collaborations like the Platforms Fund allow the Foundation to reach a sizable population of informal, non-incorporated artist-initiated endeavors.
January 29, 2016: Application Deadline
March 1, 2016: Selections Announced
Funded projects must commence between March 1, 2016 and March 1, 2017
Check our website http://platformsfund.org for informational session and application assistance dates.
The Platforms Fund will provide grants of up to $5000 to a diverse array of artist-driven projects that are ambitious, accessible, and experimental in nature. It is our hope that projects that receive support expand the arts ecosystem of the New Orleans region by charting unmapped territory in the structures and production of artistic projects. Grants will range from $1500 to $5000 and a minimum of 8 awards will be distributed in 2016.
What types of projects are eligible?
-Projects that are initiated by individuals currently residing in the Greater New Orleans area
-Projects that take place within the Greater New Orleans region (Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Tammany Parishes or within a 50 mile radius of New Orleans in Louisiana)
-Projects that have a strong visual arts component
-Projects organized and implemented by (but not limited to) visual or performance artists, curators, writers, cultural organizers, collectives, collaboratives, or artist-run spaces
-Projects that are open and accessible to the public at large
-Projects that are innovative to the New Orleans area
Preference will be given to projects that:
-Exemplify core values of creativity, collaboration, or resiliency
-Develop an innovative or unconventional approach to an idea
-Benefit others outside of the applicant(s)
-Interactive and/or participatory exhibitions
-Temporary public art projects and/or performances
-Artist-led activities that engage K-12 students in creative projects
-Publications (i.e. books, zines, digital publications)
-Temporary or ongoing physical or online presenting spaces
-Projects that take an innovative approach to engagement or collaboration with traditional indigenous cultural practitioners
-Projects that partner with an out-of-town artist or cultural practitioner to present in the Greater New Orleans region
What types of projects are not eligible?
-Projects organized by existing incorporated businesses (includes LLCs, B Corps, state non-profits, and 501(c)(3) organizations), universities or schools (private, public, charter), religious institutions*
-Projects initiated by students (where the lead organizer is a student)
-Projects that seek to assist individual artists with their own practice
-Projects seeking to get support retroactively or seeking reimbursement
*Please note: Artist-led projects can partner with otherwise excluded businesses, schools, and institutions, but the project must be distinct and separate from that organization’s regular programming. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the organizers in advance of applying.