Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SPACELab: Call to NEO Artists

The fine folks at SPACES are gearing up for their next run of experimental art SPACELab sponsorships and have recently issued a Call to Artists who might be interested in the experience.

SPACELab is a laboratory created to help artists push and pull a concept until it materializes. By providing resources and instruction SPACELab not only acts as a venue for the display of process and projects but plays an active role in the conceptualization of art.

Each artist accepted to the SPACELab program will participate in a workshop and a solo exhibition that grows out of the workshop. This is an opportunity for younger, emerging artists to stretch their concepts and skills, or for more established artists to reexamine their practices and find new wellsprings and directions.

The elements of the SPACELab program are designed to allow for the development of truly experimental projects. The extensive commitment limits this program to artists living in the 14 counties of the NE Ohio region (Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, and Wayne). This restriction will ensure an affordable experience while creating new opportunities for artists in the region.

The SPACELab call-for-entries is open to all established or emerging artists, curators and cultural producers who are 21 years old or older and living in one of the 14 NE Ohio counties listed above. The main stipulation is that applicants be open to putting their concepts first and developing their process and methods through the concept. There are eight slots per exhibition season and will be selected in two, four-slot segments. Participants must remain residents of these counties for the duration of the program.

For an application and extensive FAQ, click here. Please visit the website and read all of the guidelines before calling and/or submitting an application. NOTE: UPCOMING DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2009

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