UPDATE: We were astounded to receive 140 proposals in response to our call—there are clearly a lot of artists thinking along these lines! Earlier this month our panel met to narrow down the pool to 30 finalists, discovering some interesting clusters of applications like projects based around food, projects that bring performance into people’s homes, and even multiple projects that connect the worlds of opera and comics.
Stay tuned for the February announcement of the final ten Artist-Investigators.
The Artist-Investigator Project offers funding to ten artists to conduct experiments in creating new kinds of performances.
Our communities are changing, the ways we engage with culture are changing, and our art-making is changing too. We want to learn from artists how you envision the performances of the future.
You’ll lay out your experiment in our short application form. We’ll ask you to choose either a HOW or a WHERE focus. “HOW” Experiments should explore a particular method of making work. “WHERE” Experiments should explore a particular place (real or virtual) where you’d like your work to take place. There must be a performative component to either the process or product of your experiment and your experiment should clearly articulate who (audience, community) will be part of making/experiencing the work and how that work will take place.
Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Our full RFP and short application form can be downloaded here: Artist-Investigator RFP. The application deadline is December 3rd, 2012.
Questions? Email Triangle Lab Director Rebecca Novick at rnovick (at) theintersection.org.