2016 Back to the Drawing Board

August 11, 2016

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2016 BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD – CALL FOR PROPOSALS

In 2015, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) launched a new program series titled Back to the Drawing Board, which saw six artists take over Benchspace Gallery & Workshop to create interactive installations, performances, and other experimental activities. Artists included Tanya Aguiñiga, David Wilson, Mark Reigelman II, Jennifer Bueno, Aram Han, and Cheyenne Rudolph. Videos of their performances, happenings, and workshops are available at: vimeo.com/centerforcraft.

This year, CCCD is pleased to continue Back to the Drawing Board as a featured program of its 20th Anniversary celebration to be held on August 11, 2016. Three selected projects will be staged throughout CCCD’s three-story building at 67 Broadway Street in downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

PURPOSE

To provide a provocative backdrop for artists, makers, designers, and performers to engage the public in critical dialogue about craft, design, and the creative process across disciplines.

GOALS

-To support innovative makers in projects involving some aspect of visitor engagement
-To provide a platform for experiments in craft and performance art
-To expose the design/making process
-To provide a space for public testing of new ideas
-To celebrate CCCD’s 20th Anniversary in a way that reflects our commitment to innovative and thoughtful making and engagement.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

For 20 years, CCCD has nurtured innovative, thoughtful, and interdisciplinary making. We will celebrate by spotlighting three selected projects to be staged within assigned spaces throughout CCCD’s three-story building during our 20th Anniversary celebration.

These works are intended to provoke conversation, expose process, and invite participation. Local and national artists aim to make the invisible creative process visible and provide a venue for experimentation, collaboration, failure, and innovation. The format of these takeovers is decided by the maker, and may be a performance, installation, or participatory exhibition.

Each takeover will occur from 7-10 pm, Thursday August 11, 2016

CRITERIA/REVIEW PROCESS

Artists, makers, designers and performers of all disciplines are welcome to propose a project plan. Preference will be given to new projects not yet presented in public, with an emphasis on process and audience collaboration. Works in progress are welcome, with the intention of exposing the public to the, often unseen, creative process. Ideas that will engage the public in a critical dialogue are encouraged.

APPLICATION COMPONENTS:

-500 word explanation of project proposal
-500 word explanation of how the project will actively engage audience members
-CV or resume
-10 slides of recent work slides describing the proposed project; this can be in the form of sketches, prototypes, photographs, film clips, etc.
-Complete application form
-$10 application fee

ACCEPTED APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE:

-$500 for materials and supplies
-$500 stipend to cover travel and lodging
-Marketing and PR provided by CCCD
-Commemorative 20th Anniversary catalogue
-2 complimentary tickets to CCCD’s 20th Anniversary celebration
-The chance to test a new idea in front of an audience
-Expanded regional and national exposure to their work
-The opportunity to engage in critical dialogue with a select group of craft interested individuals

In addition to the 3-hour event time, each participant will have 24 hours prior to, and 24 hours after their allotted period for installation and de-installation. All travel arrangements are the responsibility of the participant. CCCD has limited audio/visual equipment available for use. Applicants should detail all specific audio/visual needs in their applications. Any equipment that CCCD does not own will need to be secured by the maker.

DATES FOR BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD 2016

-All applications must be submitted online via SlideRoom no later than 5 pm EST on Tuesday, May 31, 2016
-June 15: accepted applicants will be notified via email
-August 10-11 2016: Back to the Drawing Board projects will take place

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 5 pm EST

APPLY AT CRAFTCREATIVITYDESIGN.SLIDEROOM.COM

2016 Back to the Drawing Board – Call for Proposals (PDF)

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