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Opportunities: OPEN CALL: Re-Fest 2020 (New York + Los Angeles) Deadline – February 1, 2020

Opportunities: OPEN CALL: Re-Fest 2020 (New York + Los Angeles) Deadline – February 1, 2020

OPEN CALL: Re-Fest 2020 (New York + Los Angeles) March 12-14, 2020
Extended Deadline: February 1, 2020
Online Application: refest@culturehub.org
Fee to Participate or Apply: 0

Description Of Opportunity:

CultureHub is seeking proposals for performances, exhibition works, and conversations to present in New York City and Los Angeles for Re-Fest 2020 that engage the theme Re-Generation.
The word “generation” is often used to refer to people in groups, divided by time, social trends, and political events. In biology, re-generation is the process of renewal, restoration, and growth.  This year’s exhibition will include artworks and perspectives from artists, activists, and technologists of all ages who are using a wide range of approaches and tools to engage this theme.
Curatorial interests include:
  • Generative art and/or design
  • Intergenerational collaboration
  • Sustainability and climate change
  • Speculative and alternative futures
  • Social justice and activism surrounding urgent social issues
  • The role of technology in contemporary culture
  • Creative technology as a tool for envisioning new ways forward
CultureHub is also seeking partner organizations or individuals interested in facilitating dialogue sessions, workshops, or trainings. Topics might include:
  • Intergenerational movement building
  • Knowledge-sharing workshops
  • Know Your Rights (or other) Training
  • Surveillance of black activists from Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter
  • Intergenerational storytelling workshop
Information and Requirements:
  • The artwork or creative proposal can be easily installed/facilitated in New York or Los Angeles or digitally transferred/shipped to New York or Los Angeles by midFebruary 2020.
  • Artist/facilitator will receive a small honorarium for participating in Re-Fest, unfortunately we can not support travel, shipping, or significant production costs.
  • The artwork/proposal must be well suited for a festival format. For example, performances should be no longer than 20 minutes or be durational works that don’t require a stationary audience and technically contained in order to be shown on a shared bill. Exhibition works will be installed as part of a group show and should be proposed with this in mind. Workshops or conversations will have flexibility to occur at optimal times throughout the festival’s run.
  • The artwork/creative proposal is original and developed by an individual or team of artists, technologists, educators, and activists.

How To Apply:
To propose an exhibition artwork performance, or conversation please submit the following materials:

  • Title of artwork/creative proposal
  • Short description (maximum 250 words)
  • 3–5 images that showcase the work (can be conceptual sketches, work-in-progress images, technical diagrams, and/or documentation from past iterations) *
  • Link to artist/facilitator’s past work (can be website, links, or a shared folder)
  • Resume (optional) * Only required for exhibition artwork or performance.

Contact Email:lainfo@culturehub.org
Website: culturehub.org/refest-2020

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