Smallest Museum in St Paul 2019 - 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 2019. We host a fall and spring proposal deadline for the following 6 exhibit months.
The SMSP will conduct 2 calls for proposals; a spring and fall deadline. 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.

Fall Deadline: November 30th, 2018 for exhibits Jan. thru June 2019
Spring Deadline 2019 TBD for exhibits July thru Dec 2019

Applications accepted via Google Form. This information can be found online at http://smallestmuseumstpaul.com/smsp-artists-apply-here/

Stipend: $250 per exhibit

Museum Dimensions 32 ¼ ”Width x 28 ¾ ”Height x 11 ¼”Depth

Artists, historians, & makers in all arts disciplines are invited to propose projects to curate the Smallest Museum in St Paul in monthly exhibits throughout 2019. 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.

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.

Email address *
First NAME Last NAME *
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MAILING Address *
Your answer
Demographic Information GENDER (optional)
Demographic Information identity (optional)
Demographic Information AGE (optional)
TWITTER Handle
If applicable
Your answer
INSTAGRAM Handle
If applicable
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Exhibit Title *
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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 are some of your artistic influences? Who are your heroes? Though it is not required, you may also submit a resume document to smallestmuseumstpaul@gmail.com with SMSP 2019 __ NAME__ RESUME in the subject line.
Your answer
LOCAL *
What is your connection to the LOCAL area? 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? The applicant does not have to live in these areas, but either the artist or the exhibit or both should relate to some level of locality.
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 2019 __ NAME__ EXHIBIT DRAWING. Please note, a submitted drawing does not replace the need for a narrative description of your installation.
Your answer
ENGAGE THE AUDIENCE *
Exhibits should engage the audience through a call to action, an exchange or 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. You could ask trivia questions, encourage selfies, or create a system for exchange. How does your exhibit leave space for the audience to influence the exhibit either online or in person?
Your answer
CONFLICTS *
Please declare any major scheduling conflicts or months in which you would be unable to swing this gig.
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Thanks for submitting a SMSP 2019 Proposal!
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