INVERSE PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL 2018
Inverse Performance Art Festival strives to foster local dialogue about performance art on an international scale and build a community of performance artists and supporters. Organized by Cynthia Post Hunt of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Emma Saperstein of San Luis Obispo, California, the festival presents new work and engages local, national, and international communities. Inverse facilitates various forms of engagement: for the space, the artist and the viewer. Inverse provides opportunities for performance work to be cultivated outside of city centers and is devoted to working with new and emerging artists. Inverse is committed to being an inclusive platform and works with artists from around the world at various stages of their careers. Inverse is artist-run, and community supported.

In our first year, 2016, Inverse presented work at 9 locations throughout Northwest Arkansas, including museums, the university, privately run galleries, and DIY spaces. 20 performances by 30 participating artists, in 24 hours.

Our following year, 2017, Inverse ran two festivals, another one in Northwest Arkansas and one in San Luis Obispo, California. In NWA, Inverse presented work at 6 locations. 20 performances by 30+ participating artists, in 72 hours. In San Luis Obispo, Inverse presented work at 8 locations, including museums, the community college, downtown San Luis Obispo, a city park, and the beach. 14 performances by 15 participating artists, in 72 hours.

This year's festival will take place in Northwest Arkansas, between April 12-15, 2018. It is recommended that artists arrive by April 11, and stay until the evening of the 15th.

We are accepting proposals for the following:
1. Up to 60 minute performances with an attentive audience
2. Durational performance (1 to 3 hours)
3. Proposals requiring a development period here in Arkansas (one week or less leading up to festival).

All proposals should consider a collaborative form, an educational form, or a community engaged form if possible.

If accepted, Inverse will work to provide support for the artist as much as possible. This includes a per diem, a local host, in-town transportation, and workshop/artist talk opportunities. Travel to and from Northwest Arkansas is not included. A small stipend offer will be sent along with acceptance.

The application process will be open from January 5 - January 24, 2018.

Once you have submitted this form, please email inverseperformanceartfestival@gmail.com with video and/or photo documentation for the proposed performance. You may also choose to attach your CV.

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