Fairland FunHouse - Installation Artist & Art Department Application
ABOUT

Toronto’s most experiential art and music pop-up venue is coming to town this summer!

In partnership with Universal Music Canada, Toronto’s most talented Visual Artists & Designers will transform an abandoned grocery store into an immersive and interactive art-maze called Fairland Funhouse.

THE EXPERIENCE

This place is all about make-believe and art that you can be IN. At Fairland Funhouse, the adventure begins by jumping through a large donut portal at an old school diner. You might also find yourself at an interdimensional hotel hidden beneath a magical underwater world.

Let’s just say this is not a traditional exhibition!

Expect to be transported into magical realms that meld art, music, and tech.

THE HISTORY

Located in the heart of Kensington Market in downtown Toronto, Fairland is an old grocery store that has existed in the market since the 1950s. This iconic location has a history of doing pop-ups and live rooftop shows during Pedestrian Sundays.

This summer, guests will be able to explore the art-filled funhouse, catch a secret rooftop concert, and attend the best parties of the summer.

WHY?

We’re a collective of designers, innovators, and creatives wanting to design experiential environments that inspire a sense of play and exploration, through multisensory storytelling and interactive art.

Today many value and crave creative expression and experience over possessions. Our mission is to push the boundaries of social environments, and create an experience that captivates and provokes imagination.

**If you're an installation artist and want to be a part of the fun, please read on and apply by filling out the form below by APRIL 25/2018 11:59pm EST.

INSTALLATION ARTIST & ART DEPARTMENT POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Installation Artists, and Art Department Artists, will be creative team players in the artistic production of Fairland Funhouse. Artists will work closely with Creative Director, Production Designers, and Art Department Leads to help bring design concepts to life, by contributing to the overall look and feel of both the exterior and interior spaces of the funhouse.

Key Responsibilities:

>Work together with Creative Director, Production Designers and Art Department team to co-create multiple installations, fabricate specific props, and help design overall set decoration.
>Work together with sound, lighting and Digital Media Department to create a fully interactive and immersive experience.
>Deliver on agreed-upon contributions to the activation within timeframe and budget.
>Manage a small team (likely 1-2 artist interns), and work together to complete the fabrication of the space.

TImeframe:

>On-site fabrication and installation begins officially in JUNE. Artists should aim to have all work completed by no later than JUNE 21st.
>Production Designers will be building in May. Note: Some prop fabrication + decor could begin on-site at the end of May, depending on build.

Requirements:

>A multidisciplinary artist who is skilled in both 2D and 3D mediums.
>Must have 2+ years experience executing large-scale projects; set design, expertise with installation art, or a specialty skill.
>Must have experience working in a large team, managing a budget, and managing a workback schedule.
>Must be ready to roll up their sleeves and create something AMAZING! This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of something that will knock Toronto’s socks off- we are looking for passionate, dedicated, and enthusiastic team players that will knock this out of the park.

What We’re offering:

>PAID Opportunity: Art Dept. Installation Artists will be offered an honorarium of up to $2000 + material costs in exchange for completing the project successfully.
>Artists will have the opportunity to work together with a team of professional artists, musicians, and brands.
>MEDIA Opportunities: Artists and their work may be chosen to be featured in our social media and marketing content- this will be a high-exposure project, and Toronto’s most talked-about event of the summer.

Email address *
Applicant Contact Name *
Name of Artist or Collective
Phone Number *
Website
Social Links *
COVER LETTER - in 250 words or less tell us a bit about you and what you would bring to an immersive installation experience. *
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CV of key artist(s) involved. If there are more than 3 key artists involved, please provide brief bios instead (no more than half a page each). *
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Portfolio - Please upload 5 - 10 images showcasing your most recent works. Please label each with a title_lastname_year (example: UNTITLED_Brown_2018.jpeg)
Do you have a project idea? Please provide a short description of your project idea in 50 words or less. Highlight the key components of your project to serve as an introduction. Consider this your elevator pitch.
Budget (100 word maximum): what do you think your project idea will cost if it came to life?
Does your project require electrical?
Do you have any special requirements for your installation, if so please provide a few notes for us to review below.
Have you worked in the art department of a large production before? If so, tell us a bit about the project. (150 words)
Thank you for taking the time to apply to be one of our installation and art department artists.
Have further questions? Get in touch: submissions@fairlandfunhouse.com (include: ART DEPARTMENT in your subject line)
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