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Smallest Museum in St Paul 2017 - Call for Exhibit Proposals
APPLY HERE: The Smallest Museum in St Paul invites artists, makers, and historians to apply to curate the micro-museum in one-month increments throughout 2017.

Fall Deadline: November 6th, 2016 for exhibits Jan. - June 2017
Spring Deadline: March 30th, 2016 for exhibits July - Dec. 2017

Artists, historians, & makers in all arts disciplines are invited to propose projects to curate the Smallest Museum in St Paul in monthly exhibits throughout 2017. Artist-curators will be selected by a panel of local arts and community leaders. The review panel will assign the exhibition month based on artist’s stated availability. Artists should apply to only 1 of 2 deadlines for 2017.

If Selected, WORKHORSE COFFEE BAR will provide:
* $250 Stipend to each artist or exhibit team
* PR and Marketing of monthly exhibits, social media, and artist reception.
* SMSP has a resident photographer, who documents and shares all visual collateral with the artist from a Google Drive for their own archives, work samples, etc. SMSP retains all rights to use these images for promotion or revenue and offers photos for the artist's use, promotion, and portfolio.

Proposal Review:
A 5-member board, chosen from the local arts organizations and community members, will review all submissions. 2 seats are community liaison positions, and 3 are from local arts organizations. Last year representatives from the following orgs served as our panel; Forecast Public Art , Creative Enterprise Zone, The Textile Center, Hampden Co-op.

PROPOSAL CRITERIA
1. LOCAL
What is your connection to LOCAL? Neighborhoods include: St Anthony Park, Hamline Midway, and Prospect Park, and Como. How are you relating to the people, industries, or history of this geographic area in St Paul?

2. ENGAGE THE AUDIENCE
Exhibits should engage the street or commuter audience through a call to action, an exchange, or an interaction of some kind. This could include audiences leaving their mark or imprint upon the exhibit, contributing to exhibit content, and/ or engaging online via social media.

3. NOT TOO FUSSY
A. Exhibits are displayed in a street-scape gallery, where there may be an increased liability to damage or theft. Please do not use prized possessions if you cannot bear to have something happen to them. The suggestion is to keep materials to a maximum cost of $50.

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Fall or Spring Deadline
MN Historical Society Teen Council - "All Lines Lead to Minnesota" May 2016 exhibit
First NAME Last NAME
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MAILING Address
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EMAIL Address
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Demographic Information GENDER (optional)
Demographic Information identity (optional)
Demographic Information AGE (optional)
TWITTER Handle
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INSTAGRAM Handle
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ARTIST STATEMENT / BIO
Tell us about your arts or creative background. List all relevant arts achievements, shows, awards, or projects that demonstrate your artistic leadership and vision. What themes are you exploring within your discipline? What or who are your artistic aspirations?
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LOCAL
What is your connection to LOCAL? Neighborhoods include: St Anthony Park, Hamline Midway, and Prospect Park, and Como. How are you relating to the people, industries, or history of this geographic area in St Paul?
Your answer
THE EXHIBIT aka NOT TOO FUSSY
What are you planning to curate/create for the gallery? Describe how you will install your exhibit. Have you worked with these materials before? How technically complicated (or simple) is your idea? What do you anticipate your installation needs to be (shelves, lights, etc.) How does your exhibit meet the criteria, "Not Too Fussy?" While not required, you may submit an accompanying drawing / rendering of your proposed exhibit to smallestmuseumstpaul@gmail.com. Please use the subject line: SMSP 2017 __ NAME__ EXHIBIT DRAWING. Please note, a submitted drawing does not replace the need for a narrative description of your installation.
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ENGAGE THE AUDIENCE
Exhibits should engage the street or commuter audience through a call to action, an exchange, or an interaction of some kind. This could include audiences leaving their mark or imprint upon the exhibit, contributing to exhibit content, and/ or engaging online via social media. How does your exhibit engage the audience? Note: While QR codes can be interactive in nature, it has not been the highest form of “engaging the audience” as it doesn’t necessarily capture the influence of an audience upon the exhibit.
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CONFLICTS
Please declare any major scheduling conflicts or months in which you would be unable to swing this gig.
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