call for applications: Arcades Project

It’s that time again..

Arcades Project: December 2, 2011


Deadline for applications: First round due October 3, then rolling as space allows

What: Arcades Project is a curated event featuring artists, designers, and independent presses. Our Spring event, which is part of the annual regional literary festival Spring (W)rites, was founded by visual and literary artists in Ithaca, and was primarily concerned with reconsidering the idea of text, writing, the book, and where these all intersect with shopping and the marketplace. The December event will incorporate these elements but will shift its aesthetic focus to the poem of display in an effort to create a gift economy that highlights elements of chance and play. As such we are featuring gamers, games, and video art as well as book arts, and strongly encouraging applicants to include a well-thought out artistic design that describes how to display their wares.

Arcades Project 2011 was held on the Commons on the first Friday in May to coincide with Gallery Night. This event featured up to 20 vendors and artists and drew up to 1000 viewers and shoppers. Publishers and art book vendors reported making hundreds of dollars in profits from art work and book sales, and many sold out the stock they brought.

When: Friday 4pm-9pm Friday, Dec. 2 coinciding with Gallery Night (hosting over 2,000 visitors)

Where: Ithaca, New York (The Commons)

Who: Arcades Project is looking for proposals from visual and literary artists to sell their wares, create installations, screen videos, or conduct interactive games/performances. If you have any questions, please email emailarcadesproject at gmail dot com

Participants may apply to sell art objects, books, journals, zines, dvds, or games. It is recommended that items be priced under $50. During the event, visitors can purchase items and meet the authors/designers/artists behind the work.

Artists are invited to propose installations, performances, or video screenings. Proposals that connect to related themes (like the gift economy, games, or books) are welcome, but are not required. Some financial support for materials or travel expenses may be provided.

Organizers and Co-Founders: Karen Brummund (artist), David Pollock (writer/publisher), Wylie Schwartz (art critic/curator), Danielle Winterton (writer/publisher)

Click here for downloadable applications and more info about Arcades Project.

About station923

Located in Ithaca, NY, Project Space 923 is an alternative exhibition space committed to the uncompromising presentation of contemporary art. Our goal is to offer a platform for innovative and audience-engaging forms of practice in a community with few such venues, as well as to involve the contemporary art dialogue on a regional, national and global level. View all posts by station923

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