Call for Submissions: Mid-Market Art Project – Due Dec 27, 2011

by Monique Delaunay, Editor on 11/29/2011

The Mid-Market Art Project (MMAP), in conjunction with the San Francisco Art Institute, is seeking artists to submit proposals for art projects to take place in the mid-market neighborhood of San Francisco in March 2012.

MMAP is a collaborative group of graduate students from SFAI’s master of arts program interested in the role of the arts in the process of cultural development. What is an artist’s role in the cultural development of a city? How do the arts fuel change and urban renewal? How can an art intervention transform a vacant or idle space? MMAP invites artists to focus on these issues by choosing a specific idle or vacant space on Market Street, between 5th and 8th, to display the project as a mid-market community art interaction. The goal of MMAP is to facilitate a conversation about arts’ interactions with a neighborhood community that is currently undergoing cultural development.

Three chosen artists will display their work on site in the mid-market neighborhood in March 2012, will be included in a post-project show in SFAI’s Diego Rivera Gallery, and will be featured in a printed project publication, as well as on the MMAP website.

Submission Guidelines:

MMAP welcomes any submission that adheres to the following criteria. Artists from the mid-market neighborhood are encouraged to apply.

Submission deadline is December 27, 2011 (11 pm Pacific Standard Time).

Artists will be notified on January 5, 2012.

Any and all mediums will be accepted (film, sculpture, performance, installation, etc.), but an emphasis on temporary or semi-permanent projects is preferred. All projects will take place on Market Street in San Francisco, between 5th and 8th streets. Please choose a site in this area for your project to take place and be realized in March 2012.

Each chosen artist will receive a $500 stipend for materials, supplies, and physical work. Please include a line item description of how the stipend will be used.

Proposals should include the themes of cultural development and idle space, and projects should be conceived of as mid-market community art interactions; please include a description of how the project can accomplish this goal.

Application Requirements:

• Artist’s statement/Cover letter

• Proposed title

• 1–2 page description of proposed project, including the concept, materials, prospective site, and how it will satisfy the MMAP goals

• Relevant images (no more than 5 jpeg files, each under 3 MB by email, or on a CD-ROM by mail)

• Stipend allocation

Submit proposal applications by mail*:

PO Box 544
Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Or by email to: midmarketartproject@gmail.com

*Submissions will not be returned, please do not include any originals

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