Assemble - Call for Artists/Makers/Technologists

Assemble is currently accepting proposals for the 2018 season of Unblurred. Work related to new media art, process art, design, architecture, science and engineering, installation, interaction and social engagement are highly encouraged. We welcome artists, makers, and technologists from diverse backgrounds to apply! Selected artists/makers/technologists will have a month-long show at Assemble. In addition to the opening, all artists/makers/technologists are to have various engaging experiences, workshops, and classes for our neighbors of Garfield to learn about their creative process. Some workshops can be integrated to our existing programs, such as Saturday Crafternoons or after school programs. The opening will be for Unblurred, the monthly Penn Avenue gallery crawl that gets around 1,000 visitors interacting in the space in one evening.

    Eligibility

    -This call is open to artists, technologists, makers, individuals, groups, departments, kids, and/or adults. There is no limit on age, number of people, or medium as long as it is maker-oriented and can connect with the community in some way. -African American, LGBTQ, and other minority Artists/Makers/Technologists are strongly encouraged to apply. -You must be legally eligible to work with minors (clearances can be obtained anytime prior to your time at Assemble). -Our mission is to connect neighbors, and this includes you! You must be at Assemble for the Unblurred opening and for one community event (artist talk and/or workshop) throughout the month your work is featured. -Artists/Makers/Technologists are responsible for install and de-install. Assemble does not ship artwork. -Assemble is a dynamic space. Things are changing all the time. Your work will be at risk to people interacting with it throughout the month; it will be around children, and it will not be insured. Therefore, we suggest proposing work that is meant to be interacted with, or is at least durable. -While we would love for you to have an educational/community component in mind for your work, our Unblurred Program Coordinator can work with you to develop your program. We do require that you are open and available to fulfill this component of your time at Assemble. -We ask for $200 to have a month long show in Assemble. If this is a limitation, please let us know. -Should you be selected, you are welcome to sell your work at Assemble. We ask for 30% of the sale, and that sold items are not collected until after the show's run is over.

    How to Apply

    Fill out the form below telling us who you are and what you do, and we will discuss the possibility of making it happen at Assemble! You may also submit in .doc, .docx, or .pdf form to proposals@assemblepgh.org. Photographs, drawings, or other visualizations of work are highly encouraged. Applications will not be accepted after March 31st, 2017. If you have any questions, please email Karen Chen, Unblurred Program Coordinator, at karen@assemblepgh.org. There is no application fee.

    Important Dates

    -March 31st, 2017: Deadline for submitting work. -April 2017: Decision-making process. At this time or earlier, we may reach out to you to meet and discuss your ideas further. Then, all applicants will be contacted and selected applicants will begin to coordinate months for the 2018 calendar. Exhibition Dates: February-November 2018

    About Assemble

    Assemble is an open physical space in the Garfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh located at 4824 Penn Avenue. We unite artists, technologists, and makers with our neighbors of all demographics. Assemble provides a platform for experiential learning, opening creative processes, and building confidence through making. Educational programs at Assemble inspire the whole community by inviting experts to become educators and everyone to become learners. Assemble hosts a gallery opening each month as part of Unblurred, the Penn Ave. Arts District’s First Fridays event. For more information, visit http://www.assemblepgh.org

    About Unblurred

    Each month, people from all over the region stroll Penn Avenue between the 4800 and 5500 blocks to meet with artists and local business owners. Visitors get to enjoy Penn Avenue’s creative energy – experiencing a mix of photography, dance, painting, sculpture, music, spoken word performances, and more. For more information, visit: http://http://pennavenue.org/unblurred

    Application Form

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