Opportunities for performance artists

All complex arguments about the “nature” of performance art (visual arts performance, theatre, music performance, etc) aside for the moment, here are some contexts into which you might be interested in locating your practice as a performance artist (cough).

Flux Projects
Deadline for Submission: February 29, 2012
Notification: April 30, 2012
The one-night only event takes place in Castleberry (Atlanta) Georgia, on Saturday, October 6, from 8:00 p.m. until midnight.

“Proposed projects can focus on any form of visual art or performance, broadly conceived, including sound installations.  Projects should be appropriate to a one-night event. ”

Very exciting, GES has released a formal call for work!

Grace Exhibition Space
Brooklyn, call for work, deadline Jan. 20, 2012

Grace Exhibition Space [GES] presents over 30 curated live performance art exhibitions each year, between February-May and September-November. Since opening in 2006, GES offers an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the best of the current generation of international performance artists. Through discussions, workshops and live art, GES establishes an environment that supports exchange and collaboration among artists and audiences from diverse cultures and artistic backgrounds.

SUBMISSIONS – Deadline: January 20 for Spring, 2012
Submissions any time after will still be reviewedGUIDELINES:
Works of performance art that explores themes of the body and politics,
whether personal or social and beyond.
– CV
– Short Bio (One Paragraph, no more than 150 words)
– Short description of proposed work
– Description of past works
– Any relevant links
Images: – Up to 10 digital images no larger than 1280 pixels in any
direction and at 72 dpi. – Digital images should be named with applicant’s
full name and image # – In your email include title, medium, date, and a
brief description of the work(s) * Videos: – In your email, include the link
to your video on YouTube or Vimeo. – Also include the title, and a one
paragraph description of each video submitted.We expect you to be available to make a presentation about your work and to
teach and/or participate in a performance art-related workshop. Our schedule
is: Monday – Artist Presentations, Thursday – Artist Workshops, Friday –
Live Art Event. We can provide one week of housing, studio space and one-meal/day for
accepted artists. We are not able to provide travel funding, but will provide transportation
when you are arriving and leaving.Please send all submissions to:
Grace Exhibition Space
Directors, Jill McDermid-Hokanson and Erik Hokanson


April-June season deadline for Performance Works-in-Progress and other programming at Dixon Place is  January 1.

Visit http://dixonplace.org/html/submissions.php for the submission guidelines and to see all of their performance programs.


Finally, PPL has a little call out of its own. We will be curating at Vaudeville Park as part of their resident curator program and elsewhere throughout 2012.

Thus, we are currently accepting proposals in three areas (below.)

In all three areas, appropriate work includes visual arts performance pieces, interdisciplinary performance art and theatre, experimental text for performance,  participatory and social arts practices projects,  sound art and performative and/or participatory experimental music and new opera.  We rarely consider work outside of these areas.

1.) 5-30 minute pieces/sets/actions/works to be performed as part of multiple-artist one-night events, during our monthly PERFORMANCY FORUM, or as part of conceptually-formed inter-disciplinary 1-night exhibitions. PF artists receive a cut of the door, full technical support, and are asked to engage with the “forum” aspects of this series, which vary in form in relationship with the exhibition’s conceptual framework.  Send description of pre-conceived piece, an inchoate idea for a piece, or simply introduce yourself and your work to us (as many PFs invite artists to create a new work for a specific forum) by sending description of specific work or artist statement, artist bio or CV and relevant work samples to panoplylab@gmail.com, ATTN: Esther Neff.

2.) Evening-length pieces or full-evening shows with multiple artists. If you’re doing experimental theatre, please send an artist or mission statement. Send description of work or show, list of artists and links to their websites or work samples, technical needs, proposed financial arrangement (will you charge at the door? etc) and any relevant work samples to panoplylab@gmail.com, ATTN: Esther Neff.

3.) Social Arts Practices and alternative forms of engaged performance: artist projects, seminars, panel discussions, workshops, and other process-based work.  Send description of what you intend to do and why + what you need to do it to panoplylab@gmail.com, ATTN: Esther Neff.

Looking forward to hearing from you! E-mail me with any questions!

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