Art Shanty Projects open callSeeking visual artists, musicians, composers, media artists, architects, poets, scientists, dancer/choreographers, writers, builders, fisher-people, outdoors-people, naturalists, puppeteers, setdesigners, vocalists, spoken word artists, craftspeople, storytellers, actors, playwrights, etc.interested in participating in the design and construction of ice fishing shanty-like structures withintegrated participatory programming to be a part of the Art Shanty presence on the St PaulRiverfront during the Northern Spark festival, Sunset to Sunrise, June 4-5, 2011.Resources:Art Shanty Projects (ASP) will commission up to 5 projects to be a part of the Art Shantyencampment on the St Paul Riverfront. Past Shanty participants are encouraged to apply, canpropose a continuation of previous programming.• Each project will receive a stipend of $150• Logistical and set-up help.• For more info about Art Shanties, explore www.artshantyprojects.orgSelection Criteria:Art Shanty Projects is an artist driven temporary community exploring the ways in whichrelatively unregulated public space (frozen lakes, vacant lots, backyards) can be used as newand challenging artistic environments to expand notions of what art can be.The project provides a unique opportunity for artists to interact with their audience, and viceversa, in an un-intimidating, non-gallery like environment. ASP is dedicated to expanding whocan be an artist, please address the following criteria in your proposal.• Strength of idea and how integrated programming engages the audience directly.• Leave No Trace. We leave only tracks on the lake (or anywhere). The lake (andRiverfront) is a quiet place, consequently generators are not allowed at any time. Deepcycle batteries are an option for providing power.• Feasibility of proposed structure, while the frozen lake is a harsher environment than StPaul in June, Shanties still need to be sturdy and rainproof. However the lack of extremecold opens up the possibilities for lighter weight, more open construction.Application Materials: Applicants should submit materials through the Northern Sparks website by Friday, March 7th.• Primary contact info.• A written description of idea; what is the shanty and what interaction/activity will takeplace in tandem with it (max 1pg PDF).• Relevant visual material, drawing of proposed shanty, images of other similar projectsif relevant, or other materials to help the panel understand their proposal. (max 2 pgsPDF).• Brief bio for each participant (if working as a team).Jury:Art Shanty proposals will be juried by the ASP advisory board.Questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org information can be found at: www.northernspark.org
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