Rules and Play 2018 Artist Form
Exhibition Objectives and Eligibility
RunJumpDev, in collaboration with LexArts and the Living Arts and Science Center, is proud to invite developers and artists of interactive art to exhibit in our third annual exhibition Rules and Play. All work must fit into the outlined statement below as well as being interactive.

As video games have matured as a medium people have begun to critique and analyze what it is about games that make them a unique medium. The prevailing thought is that the rule sets of games are what make games unique. Players, or participants, interact with systems of rules that artists create. Artists create these rules for a specific purpose. Similar to how painters may use surface and color to create a painting that communicates with a viewer, an artist working with a rule system may use rules and feedback to create an interactive system that communicates with a viewer. This communication occurs through the rule system itself (input, feedback, information, requirements of participant, etc.) to convey ideas, elicit responses, express identity; essentially anything the artist can dream up and execute on.

This exhibition will not be juried.

During the summer, the Living Arts and Science Center plays host to a variety of children's educational classes. While your work does not need to cater to children specifically it should be appropriate for an audience that includes children as well as be able to endure the types of activity that exuberant youngsters can inflict upon it.

RunJumpDev is a non-profit organization targeted at development of independent games in Kentucky. To find out more about the organization, please find us at

Important Dates for Rules and Play 2018
Application Deadline: EXTENDED April 14, 2018 EXTENDED

Full Show: July 12 – August 31, 2018

Project check-in milestone - June 11th, 2018

Install: Saturday, July 7, 9, 2018 – 4PM

Gallery Hop Reception: Friday, July 20th, 2018 5 - 9PM

De-install: Saturday, September 1, 9 2018 – 1PM

This will be the fourth year of the exhibition, the third year that we will be at the Living Arts and Science Center. To find out more information, please visit, and to watch a previous year's exhibition in action:
Submission Guidelines
Application deadline is April 9th by 4PM EST. You may only submit up to three (3) pieces.

We will need a milestone email June 11th to update the status of your project and show that work is being completed on it.

Please fill out the form below to be considered by exhibition. This exhibition is only open to participants who are 18 and older.

Image Guidelines
Images can be in either jpg, pdf, or png form. While images are not required at this stage, they help illustrate the status of your work. Please label your images with last name or entry name.

You may use any external hosting site necessary for submission of images, as this form will not accept images. We recommend imgur or Dropbox.

For more information or questions, contact Amanda Hudgins
You can reach Amanda Hudgins at the email address
What is the name of the artist (or artists) for this work? *
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What is your contact email? If not email, then phone number. *
If you have more than one artist, please choose one person as a primary contact.
Your answer
What is the name of the project and/or installation? *
This can be changed before the show, but we need at least a temporary name.
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What is your description for your exhibition? *
Please limit description to 200 words.
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How does your exhibition relate to the theme of Rules and Play? *
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Please describe the concepts and systems behind your installation. *
The next question deals with physical concepts like input. This section deals more with the concepts behind your work.
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Please give a description of the ways that viewers may interact with your work.
Does it use sensors? What type? Does it track multiple people?
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Is your content appropriate for all ages?
This exhibition will be open to adults, but will also be accessible by children. All exhibitions must be acceptable for viewing by school-age children.
Is your exhibit sturdy enough to be steadily interacted with daily by large groups of children?
The exhibition is readily accessible by children who are attending the Living Arts and Science Center summer programs. A certain amount of hardiness is needed to last the duration of the exhibition. If you are not sure about the stability or hardiness of your exhibition, we do have one-off opportunities for artists to exhibit solely at Gallery Hop or other night time events.
Is your installation designed to be set up for the entire run time of the exhibition or for special/one night events?
Check all that apply
This section will detail all of the space and physical requirements of your piece.
Is the work wall-mounted? *
Will you need to be placed on or next to a wall.
What kind of access do people need to the work? *
Can they enter from only one side? Do they need to be able to enter from all sides? Do they need to be able to view it along a wall?
Your answer
What are your lighting needs? *
Do you need any extra lights? Do you need your exhibition to be viewed in near darkness? Will you be using projectors or monitors?
Your answer
What are your audio needs? *
Will you be using speakers or headphones? Will there be audio? Do you need a mostly quiet space?
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What are your power needs? *
How many outlets do you need? Will you be needing a power strip or extension cord? Can you provide your own?
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What are your physical space needs? *
Do you need a table and chair? Will people be standing? Laying down?
Your answer
Please provide a full description of the physical set-up of your space *
To the best of your abilities, include information like viewing/interactive distances, total area in square feet and any physical structures that will be present in your work.
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Are there any limitations or concerns about your project in a crowded space with other works? *
Do you have any concerns about noise or light pollution?
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Can your exhibition be touched?
Do you have a specific location in mind inside the LASC space?
For example: the planetarium, outdoor space, or hanging in the hall corridor. This is not required for submission, and is best answered if you have been able to visit the space in person. This question is more for people who are familiar with the space. If you are not, don't worry! This will not hurt your submission chances.
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Support funding may be available between $50-200 per artist for transportation and materials, but funds are limited. Please indicate in your application if you are seeking support funding and the amount you are requesting. Acceptance into the exhibition does not guarantee that you will receive funding or the full amount requested. Support funding amounts will be determined by RunJumpDev and are based on total numbers of requests and amounts available. Funds are provided through a grant received from LexArts.
To participate will you require support funding? *
Funding is limited; will you still be able to participate in the exhibition if you do not receive any? *
If requesting, what amounts are you seeking (range $50-200)
Your answer
Do we have permission to use your images for the promotion of the show?
These images will be used for the promotion of the show on flyers, blog posts, TV interviews, etc.
Are you willing to participate in the project profile on Facebook? *
Once a week on Facebook leading up to the show, we would like to post an image, description of work, and artist name for a piece in the show. This will not count against your submission.
Would you be interested in submitting blog posts about your experience with the exhibition? *
As part of the social media effort, we may host blogs from artists participating in the exhibition. Please mark whether or not you'd be interested in participating in this element. This will not count against your submission.
Please supply links to images of your work
These can be links to mock-ups, sketches, or images of the work in progress and do not need to feature a completed project. We will also accept video links here.
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