Assemble is now accepting proposals for its 2018 Unblurred Artist Showcase. Assemble will select 10 local artists and makers for participation in a month-long show at Assemble’s space on Penn Avenue from the months of February 2018 to November 2018. Chosen artists and makers will also have the opportunity to share skills, incubate creative ideas, and facilitate community-engaged projects.
Assemble is a community space for arts and technology located in Garfield, in the East End of Pittsburgh. Assemble unites artists, technologists, and makers with our neighbors of all demographics and provides a platform for experiential learning, open creative processes, and building confidence through making. Through dedicated daily after-school and weekend programs, Assemble provides a space for children and adults to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM)-based activities in a fun, relaxed environment. We provide a space for learning, community, and public art to improve the quality of life for Garfield residents and beyond.
This call is open to artists, technologists, makers, individuals, groups, departments, kids, and/or adults. There is no limit on age, number of people, or medium as long as it is maker-oriented and can connect with the community in some way.
Assemble is a dynamic space. Things are changing all the time. Your work will be at risk to people interacting with it throughout the month; it will be around children, and it will not be insured. Therefore, we suggest proposing work that is meant to be interacted with, or is at least durable.
While we would love for you to have an educational/community component in mind for your work, our Unblurred Program Coordinator can work with you to develop your program. We do require that you are open and available to fulfill this component of your time at Assemble.
We ask for $200 to have a month long show in Assemble. If this is a limitation, please let us know. Should you be selected, you are welcome to sell your work at Assemble. We ask for 30% of the sale, and that sold items are not collected until after the show’s run is over.
Due to Assemble’s focus on community engagement and technology, we are especially interested in working with artists and makers who live in neighborhoods adjacent to Assemble, have a social justice or community-oriented practice, work with new media, and/or have an MFA. African American, LGBTQ, and other minority Artists/Makers/Technologists are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must also have or have the ability provide their clearances to work with children in Pennsylvania. Assistance can be provided for obtaining Criminal Record and Child Abuse Clearances.
All proposals are due by 11:59 pm on March 31st, 2017.
More information can be found at: http://assemblepgh.org/on-view/call4artists/