The Platforms Fund is a collaborative effort of AAntenna, Ashé Cultural Art Center, and Pelican Bomb to provide support for the development and presentation of self-organized artistic projects in and around New Orleans. The Platforms Fund seeks to emphasize New Orleans’ historical characteristics of creativity, collaboration, and resiliency, while pushing the boundaries of where community engagement and the dissemination of creative ideas can intersect.
For a full list of guidelines and important application dates, please visit: http://platformsfund.org/application/
Solutions! Open Call
After a century and a half of dependency on energy derived from fossil fuels, our society has begun its transition out of the Fossil Fuel Era. This moment represents more than a massive economic and political shift––it heralds a transition into a new cultural era. In order to move society forward, innovation and inspiration are crucial.
Fossil Free Festival is calling on artists, scientists, engineers, and everyday “MacGyvers" to show the way.
On April 6-8, 2018, Fossil Free Fest (FFF) will unite community for three days with art, food, film screenings, and dialogue, carving out a dedicated and open space for the people of SE Louisiana and beyond to dig deep into the ethics of funding art and education with fossil fuel money and to imagine the way to realizing a Fossil Free Culture.
Fossil Free Fest's curators are issuing an open call for solutions––from the practical to the fantastical––that envision, encourage, and enable our societal transition away from extractive energy and that express a vision for a regenerative society and economy. We are seeking the submission of proposals, prototypes, sketches, digital works, and renderings that exist within the spheres of art, design, science, and social equity.
FFF's curatorial team will select a handful of solutions projects to feature on-site during the festival in April at our two venues, Joan Mitchell Center and Grow Dat Youth Farm, as physical objects, digital renderings, or paper images. We will feature a larger compendium of proposals online on www.fossilfreefest.org.
About Fossil Free Fest
Fossil Free Fest is a three-day festival, presented by Antenna, that will take place April 6-8, 2018 at Joan Mitchell Center and Grow Dat Youth Farm. It is envisioned as a dedicated time and space––uplifted by food, music, and art––to explore the complexities of funding arts and education (individuals and institutions) with fossil fuel money. Fossil Free Fest will bring together individuals from across stakeholder sectors––artists, organizers, educators, scientists, administrators, oil industry workers, philanthropists, and politicians––in deep conversation to question our complicity, responsibility, and agency when it comes to our work, money, and climate change.
Submission Fee: $15 - this fee helps to defray the cost of the jury process. Can't afford the fee? You can submit all aspects of this application in the body of an email, with images or samples attached, for free! For free submission email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please answer all the application questions in the body of the email and keep attachments at 1mb or smaller each, to ensure proper upload. DO NOT SEND QUESTIONS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS! All app questions may be sent to email@example.com
We are excited to have writer and curator Jackie Clay as this year's juror for the Antenna :: Louisiana Open Call. A graduate from California College of the Arts with dual-interdisciplinary degrees, her intellectual practice centers on black visual culture. An Alabama native, she believes art and art institutions should service their publics, and organizations should encourage or sustain collective community health. She current serves as director of the Coleman Center for the Arts, continuing its rigorous program of artist driven, collaborative public works, and structural experimentation. In addition to selecting a single winner of the Louisiana open call, she will also work with Antenna staff to create a special program opportunity with this year's finalists.
David R Harper
R. Eric McMaster
Install shot of AnnieLaurie Erickson's 2013 solo show at Antenna
Image: Sarah Nance, 2017 Open Call Selection.
Individual Visual Artists or Collaboratives working in any media are encouraged to apply to the Antenna: Open Call. One applicant working outside of Louisiana will be selected and awarded a solo show for the 2018 calendar year, given an honorarium of $1,000 (split amongst the group, if collaborative) paid shipping, paid travel to and from New Orleans for the install and opening of the exhibition, accommodations in Antenna's residency space, and access to Antenna's print facilities to publish an exhibition catalog or other similar ephemera to be determined by the artists.
To apply for this opportunity, you must submit the following:
-A portfolio of recent works (10-20)
-Inventory list including titles, dates completed, sizes, and mediums
All Applications will be reviewed by a panel of current organizing Antenna Gallery members. See a listing of current members at: http://antenna.works/members
Note that examples submitted to the Antenna: Open Call need only be representative of your work or practice and don't necessarily have to be the pieces exhibited at Antenna. For those who may wish to propose a site specific project, you can view a gallery layout here: http://antenna.works/antenna_layout.pdf
Artists selected from the Antenna: Open Call process have included:
Image: October 2017 Installation in the Antenna Reading Room, "We Believe in Infinite Intelligence" by Lacey Prpic Hedtke, Photo by Tammy Mercure
Throughout the year we welcome proposals for exhibitions in the downstairs Reading Room at Antenna Gallery. Successful proposals take expansive or experimental approaches to exhibitions of artists books, literary culture, or collaborations between artists and writers.
Submissions should include a proposal for the space, 4 walls (note ceilings are 8 feet tall). Proposals could be, but are not limited to:
-A curated selection of artists books.
-An curated exhibitions of books and artwork exploring a singular theme.
-A chapbook with a writer and artist in mind with samples of both of their works.
-A show developed out of a newly published book. Books are not limited to traditionally published media. We are open to and encourage artists books, zines, book objects, sculptural books, one of a kind, and editioned books, etc.
Shows would be on display for 2 months and would have openings and closings coinciding with the second Saturday openings upstairs at Antenna.
Visit our Reading Room exhibition archive to see examples of past exhibitions. If selected, Antenna will pay for shipping expenses, and depending on the budget at the time of selection, may also have modest funding for other expenses.