Squeaky Wheel is now accepting submissions to a juried, thematic group exhibition inspired by the idea of “pockets of resistance”. Titled after John Berger’s book, The Shape of a Pocket, we invite artists in Western New York, working in all forms of media arts (from video, film, sound, emergent technologies, performance, poetry and cross disciplinary platforms) to submit proposals engaging with the theme. How can the form of a work be a site of resistance? How can collaborative practices inform our ideas of activism in art? What does it mean for resistance to happen in an exhibition context? Work can address specific topics, or embody these ideas in broader ways; artists are invited to interpret this theme according their specific concerns and practices. The Shape of a Pocket will open in July 2017 and will be comprised of a gallery exhibition and a screening / performance section.
Eligibility:Submissions are open to artists and collectives residing in the 17 counties that comprise Western New York: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates. We encourage artists at any stage of their career to apply.
Selected artists will receive:Artist fees according to W.A.G.E. baselines: http://www.wageforwork.com/certification/2/fee-calculatorA complimentary Squeaky Wheel membership (one year).A community feedback forum for their workProposed technical and installation support for the display of the work. See available presentation/installation equipment at the here ): http://www.squeaky.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Squeaky-Wheel-2016-Equipment-Price-Sheet.pdf.
Submission Process:Fill out the following application form and submit by deadline: April 1, 2017, 11:59pmArtists may submit up to three works for consideration. Each submission requires a separate application.Notifications about your submission will be sent out by April 30, 2017. Incomplete applications will be disqualified; please check all links before submitting. Contact email@example.com with any questions.