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During Antenna's Second Saturday opening on June 10, 2017 from 6 to 10 pm we will print limited edition books / chapbooks / zines / comics for FREE by artists and/or writers based in the New Orleans Area. Note that you must be present during the opening, and your file must be submitted through this submittable to qualify. 

-The book must be 48 pages or less including the cover. 8.5" tall by 5.5" wide (half of a letter sized piece of paper), and can be in either color or black & white. The file has to be compiled in a single document, as single pages (no spreads) in pdf format.

-You must sign up for a time that you can be at Antenna to have your books printed, and you must be present otherwise your books will not be printed. Any finishing work, like edge cutting or stapling will be done by you (we'll give ya a crash course, of course). 

-For each accepted work we will print a limited edition of 10 copies for free that will all go to the artists/writers (spilt amongst collaborators). 

This will all happen in our downstairs print and reading room at:

3718 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

Ends on September 20, 2017$15.00
$15.00
Nathan Halverson, Louisiana Open Call Winner for 2016 Exhibition. 

Antenna :: Louisiana Open Call 2018
Submission Deadline 9/20/2017

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: antenna+67249@submissions.submittable.com . 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 info@antenna.works 

This opportunity is for those living and working in Louisiana. Individual Visual Artists or Collaboratives working in any media are encouraged to apply to the Antenna::Open Call. One applicant will be selected and will be awarded a solo show for the 2018 calendar year, an honorarium of $1,500 (split amongst the group, if collaborative. Please note these funds are meant to cover all costs of this opportunity, including any installation, shipping, or travel expenses if necessary), and given access to Antenna's print facilities to publish an exhibition catalog or other similar ephemera to be determined by the artists. An outside juror, TBA, will make the final selection for the Antenna :: Louisiana Open Call.  To apply for this opportunity, you must be a Louisiana resident and must submit the following:

-A portfolio of recent works (10-20)
-Inventory list including titles, dates completed, sizes, and mediums
-Artistic Statement
-Artistic Resume

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://press-street.org/antenna_layout.pdf 

Artists selected from the Antenna: Open Call process have included:


 Install shot of AnnieLaurie Erickson's 2013 solo show at Antenna
Ends on September 20, 2017$35.00
$35.00

Image: Installation view of Open Call Winner Yoshie Sakai's Solo Exhibition at Antenna, July 2016

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
-Artistic Statement
-Artistic Resume

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:

AnnieLaurie Erickson
Nathan Halverson
David R Harper
Doreen Garner
R. Eric McMaster
Christopher McNulty
Angela Piehl
Yoshie Sakai
Carlie Trosclair
Ying Zhu


Image: Install shot of AnnieLaurie Erickson's 2013 solo show at Antenna Gallery
Open call for proposals for shows in the downstairs Reading Room at Antenna Gallery. Successful proposals for the Reading Room shows will connect to Antenna's mission of supporting both visual and literary arts. 

Submissions should include a proposal for the space, 4 walls (ceilings are 8 feet tall). Proposals could be, but are not limited to:

-A curated selection of artists books. 

-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 up for 2 months and would have openings and closings coinciding with the second Saturday openings upstairs at Antenna. 

Below are links to previous shows in the Reading Room 220

https://www.facebook.com/pg/antennanola/photos/?tab=album&album_id=604676843047115

https://www.facebook.com/pg/antennanola/photos/?tab=album&album_id=626224504225682

https://www.facebook.com/pg/antennanola/photos/?tab=album&album_id=598274910353975

Ends on October 4, 2017$45.00
$45.00

A spillway is an engineering feat that provides controlled release of water from a river levee. Several spillways surround the city of New Orleans providing important control of flooding from the Mississippi. For Antenna, the Spillways residency is a way of providing the meaningful dispersion of outside thought and practice into the city through the development of creative feats. Spillways hosts national and international artists, writers, and cultural organizers that are interested in developing projects within the greater New Orleans region, and whose efforts question, transform, or expand the vibrant visual and literary culture of the area. At least four residents are chosen every other year to develop ambitious projects that aim for thoughtful public impact and engagement within the greater New Orleans region.

Residency

Residents will be awarded paid travel to and from New Orleans, an initial two week stay in Press Street’s residency space, a $1000 honorarium, and introductions to local stakeholders in their areas of interest. Spillways focuses on process over production, so in these initial immersive two weeks, residents are encouraged to come with an open mind and let their ideas adapt to what they have learned. Each resident’s experience will be modeled to spark project ideas that react in unique and interesting ways to the cultural fabric of the city.

Projects

Once returning home, residents will have up to three months to develop a proposal for a project within the city. Antenna encourages ambitious project proposals that aim for thoughtful public impact or engagement, which must include a significant outreach component. This could range from visits to local schools, free community workshops, public lectures, or other programs that help the public to better understand the resident’s creative process.

Once a proposal is received, the Antenna team works immediately assessing feasibility and tailoring its approach based on the needs of the project, including funding and materials required. Not every project proposal will be accepted, though if it is, the spillways resident will have the full support, and assistance of the Antenna staff and the organization’s 12 years of experience working in the region to assist at every step to help bring the idea to life. Budget/funding and additional visits and time in the city are adapted to the needs of each approved project, and thus both of these important aspects of a project are left open ended until the proposal stage of each residency. Despite ultimately being the resident’s project, Antenna envisions this process being inherently collaborative and the most successful projects will incorporate New Orleans’ based individuals into their development.

Important Dates

Oct 4, 2017 : Deadline for applications

Nov 2017 : Residents announced

January 2018-December 2018 : Residency Period

January 2019-December 2019 : Project Development


Eligibility

-Open to visual artists, writers, collectives, or long-term collaborative projects.
-For artists: you must have a desire to develop work outside of a traditional studio model. 
-For writers: you must have an interest in developing written works that require extended time within a self-defined local community. 
-Applicants must be working in their field of expertise for at least 5 years. 
-Must live outside of the greater New Orleans area. 
-Cannot currently be a student enrolled in post-secondary or graduate-level programs.