Charlotte Street Foundation 2018 Visual Artist Awards
PO Box 10263
Kansas City MO 64171
Event Dates: 9/26/17 - 9/26/18
Entry Deadline: 11/19/17
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
The Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards seek to recognize and significantly support Kansas City-based visual artists of all media who are creating exceptional contemporary work. Providing artists with financial support, critical recognition, and public exposure, these Awards aim to reward artistic accomplishment to date and to support the continued development of artists’ work and careers.
Awarded artists will be those who:
Through recognizing and supporting exceptional artists living and working in Kansas City, Charlotte Street seeks to empower and propel individual artists, enhance the artistic culture of our region, and increase Kansas City’s desirability as a place for artists to live and work.
Each 2018 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellow receives:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
(Note: Applicants do not need to have attended undergraduate or graduate school to be considered for this award.)
Note on collaborative groups:
The Visual Artist Awards are intended to recognize and support outstanding visual artists as individuals. Collectives/collaboratives are eligible to apply if:
Note: Artists applying as a collaborative group should submit individual resumes as well as a group resume, and should detail the nature of their collaboration in the narrative portion of the application.
Additional eligibility requirements:
Note: Previous Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award recipients are NOT eligible to apply.
The 2018 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellows will be selected through an OPEN CALL for applicants followed by a competitive selection process. A selection panel of regional and national visual arts professionals will be solely responsible for selecting the 2018 Award Fellows. Neither staff nor Charlotte Street board members have any input in the final decisions.
THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE CONDUCTED AS FOLLOWS:
11:59pm, Sunday, NOVEMBER 19, 2017: Application deadline
DECEMBER 2017-JANUARY 2018: Panel review of applications; selection of 10 semi-finalists for studio visits.
Semi-finalists notified in early February 2018.
FEBRUARY 15-16, 2018: In-person visits & final selection by panel
• 10 finalists will receive 30 minute in-person studio visits with the selection panel, providing opportunity for artists to share their work and respond to questions from the panel. (If a space to show work is needed, Charlotte Street staff will work with the finalist to identify a space for the presentation.)
• All applications must be completed online at: www.callforentry.org
• The title of the call is “Charlotte Street Foundation 2018 Visual Artist Awards”.
• Deadline for applications is Sunday, November 19, 2017, at midnight. No late applications will be considered.
ARTISTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS:
1. ARTIST’S STATEMENT (500 words or less):
Your artist’s statement should clearly address 1) the work that you create; 2) the intentions that drive your work; 3) the ideas and influences that inform your work; and 4) the methods, materials, processes, etc. that are significant to the creation or presentation of your work.
Note: If applying as a collaborative/collective, please describe the work of the group as a whole, your approach to collaboration, and the role and contributions of each individual.
2. RESUME/ CV (including exhibition history/visual arts projects - 5 page maximum)
3. WORK SAMPLES: IMAGES or VIDEO files
Note: WORK SAMPLES are the most important component of applications, and should be carefully selected and prepared to most strongly represent your work.
Artists may submit EITHER A, B, or C below
A. IMAGES: 10 max
For artists whose work can be represented through still images, please submit up to 10 high resolution jpeg images of work you have created in the past 3 years.
B. VIDEO: 10-minute max
For artists whose work is time-based, please submit up to 5 video work samples of work you have created in the past 3 years, totaling no more than 10 minutes in length. The preferred form of work sample submission is ONE 10-minute compilation representing 2-5 works, which makes for efficient review by panelists. This compilation should aim to provide panelists with a substantial view of your current work and its content through carefully selected samples. In lieu of one compilation, artists may submit 2-5 separate work samples/excerpts, totaling no more than 10 minutes in length. Submit video work samples either as URL links (preferred) or as video files uploaded through the café system. (See below for more information about audio and video files.)
C. COMBINATION: (6) images and (1) 5-minute video, or (2) images and (2) videos totaling 8-minutes
For artists creating both still and time-based work, you may submit a combination of documentation of work completed in the past three years. You may submit either (6) images and (1) video totaling no more than 5-minutes, or (2) images and (2) videos totaling no more than 8-minutes. Compilation videos, as described above, are encouraged.
More about audio/video work samples:
The preferred method of submitting video work samples for this application is to upload them elsewhere (suggested host sites: Vimeo or YouTube) and to provide URL links rather than uploading files through the CaFE system. However, artists WILL NOT be penalized for uploading files through CaFE.
Questions: Please contact Charlotte Street at 816.221.5115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.