Charlotte Street Foundation: Generative Performance Award 2018
PO Box 10263
Kansas City, MO 64171
Entry Deadline: 11/19/17
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
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The Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awards seek to recognize, encourage, and significantly support Kansas City City-based artists creating original, exceptional, new work in all genres of performance. 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.
Note: Artists must be generative artists—that is, the creators of original new work.
Awarded artists will be those who:
Each 2018 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Fellow receives:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
Note on collaborative groups:
The Generative Performing Awards are intended to recognize and support outstanding generative performing artists as individuals. Collaborative groups are eligible to apply if:
Additional eligibility requirements:
The 2018 Generative Performing Artist Fellows will be selected through an OPEN CALL for applicants followed by a competitive selection process. A selection panel of regional and national performing arts professionals with expertise in a range of performing arts fields will be solely responsible for selecting the 2018 Awards 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 2016—JANUARY 2017: Panel review of applications; selection of ten semi-finalists for in-person meetings.
Semi-finalists will be notified in January 2018.
FEBRUARY 23 2018: In-person visits & final selection by panel
Ten semi-finalists will have 20 minute in-person visits with the selection panel, providing opportunity for semi-finalist artists to make short presentations about their work and respond to questions from the panel. Following presentations and final panel deliberations, the decided-upong 2018 Generative Performing Artist Fellows will be notified.
• All applications must be completed online at: www.callforentry.org
ARTISTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS:
1. ARTIST’S STATEMENT (500 words or less):
Your artist’s statement should describe your work as a generative performing artist working in the field of dance, theatre, performance art, music, sound art, opera, multimedia performance, puppetry, spoken word and hybrid/ interdisciplinary versions of all above.
Please make sure that your statement clearly and specifically describes 1) the generative, performance-based work that you create; 2) the intentions that drive your work; 3) the ideas and influences that inform your work; and 4) the processes involved in creating your work. Your narrative should make clear how your work is innovative/experimental in terms of form, content, process, and/or presentation.
If applying as a collaborative group, please describe the work of the group as a whole, your approach to collaboration, and the role and contributions of each individual.
If applying as an individual who frequently collaborates with other artists, please describe your specific generative work and specific role and contributions to these collaborative projects.
2. ARTIST INTENT/VALUE OF AWARD (350 words or less):
Please describe, as specifically as possible, why the Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award would be of value to you now. Your response might address how the Award would assist you in advancing current or new projects, pursuing research, exploring new processes or contexts, pushing the scale or scope of your work, initiating or deepening collaborations, engaging new participants or communities, capitalizing on professional opportunities, or any manner of ways in which these funds, recognition, and exposure would make difference for you and your work as a generative artist at this time.
3. RESUME/ CV (including history of generative performance work, 5 page maximum)
4. WORK SAMPLES
Please submit DOCUMENTATION OF UP TO THREE ORIGINAL WORKS you have created within the past three years. If applying as an individual artist, these should be works of which you are the primary creator or, in the case of collaborative work, equal co-creator. Please do not submit works for which your role was exclusively as performer, or in which you had a minor creative/generative role.
Panelists will review no more than five minutes of work samples. The preferred form of work sample submission is ONE 5-minute compilation of work samples/edited excerpts, which makes for efficient review by panelists. Please note, edited compilations should not be “retrospective” or overview presentations, but rather should provide panelists with a substantial understanding of your current work and its content through carefully selected samples. In lieu of one compilation, artists may submit three separate work samples/excerpts, totaling no more than 5 minutes in length.
Please note, work samples are the most important component of your application, and should be carefully selected to most strongly represent the quality and substance of your work as a generative performing artist.
Also note: playwrights should submit audio or video samples to represent their work. We have discovered that applications with scripts as work samples do not prove competitive because evaluators cannot properly judge the work as a live experience.
Submit work samples either as a list of URL links (preferred) or as audio or video files uploaded through the café system. (See below for more information about audio and video files.)
5. WORK SAMPLE LIST
Your WORK SAMPLE LIST should correspond to your work samples. This list should provide relevant details about your work samples, including title, date, media, venue if applicable, your role in its creation (i.e. composer, choreographer, etc), and a brief description of the intent and content of the work. If involving significant collaboration with others, please list collaborators and specifically explain their roles in its creation.
More about work samples:
The preferred method of submitting audio and video work samples for this application is to upload them elsewhere (suggested host sites: Vimeo for video, Soundcloud for audio) and to provide URL links rather than uploading files through the CaFE system. However, artists WILL NOT be penalized for uploading files through CaFE.
File Types accepted through the CaFE system include: 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS
Resolution: minimum 640x480, maximum 1920x1080 Frame Rate: minimum 12 fps File Size: maximum 100 MB
Questions: Please contact Charlotte Street Foundation at 816.221.5115 or email
About Charlotte Street Foundation:
For over 19 years, Charlotte Street has challenged, nurtured, and empowered thousands of artists, distributed over $1.1 million in awards and grants to artists and their projects, and connected individual artists to each other and to the greater Kansas City community. Charlotte Street – with its community of artists – strives to be a primary catalyst in making Kansas City a vibrant, creative metropolis, alive with collaboration, passion, ideas, and surprise. For more information about Charlotte Street, its awards, programs, and initiatives, visit www.charlottestreet.org.