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OPEN CALL: C/O Commonwealth: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership

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OPEN CALL for site-specific murals/works on the wall and installations for the forthcoming exhibitionC/OCommonwealth: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership in Art Alley at the HUB-RobesonGalleries, Penn State University.Artists, organizations, groups, and teams of all sorts are welcome to apply with qualifications or proposalideas. We will support the design, production, and installation of projects as is useful or appropriate in collaboration with selected applicants.Wall drawing designs or installations that can be implemented by skilled Galleries staff or through public participation are especially encouraged.

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C/O Commonwealth | People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and PartnershipWe’re looking for great ideas to collaborate on through cross-disciplinary and discovery-based processes.Charged by the HUB-Robeson Galleries Student Advisory Councils questions of local relevance and international significance, we will produce wall drawings, murals, and/or exhibition case installations thatare in care of the following

-The 5 pillars of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership

-Care Economies exploring labor, social reproduction, affective and emotional labor, and the integrated crisis of work, home, and community

-Collective power integral to the term commonwealth while recognizing its connection to exploitation and colonialism

 

The arts are fundamental to our humanity, to our University, and to our world. They inspire us to findunderstanding and beauty and help us to express our values and diversity across ethnicity, religion, and race. From critical conversations to writing, image-making, performance, sculpting, and any number of creative actions; we welcome paths to understanding both the unequal structure shaping our lived realitiesand ways that we might come together for people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership.We are open to teams with artists or teams without artists who would like to partner with one. You’ll be asked to submit images of your previous artwork (RFQ), or a statement about your idea (RFP).Please review our mission statement before starting your application to better understand the types of projects we support. You will hear from us whether your application is approved or not approved.

ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

We are seeking individual visual artists and designers or teams and groups from outside the arts. Groupsengaged with the theme who are not themselves artists are welcome to apply; HUB-Robeson Galleriescan assist these groups in finding a partner artist for their idea.There are no residency requirements for this opportunity, however site-visits and support for travel/shipping are necessarily limited. Professional and emerging artists who are new to the field of public art and/or have experience working with students are encouraged to apply. HUB-Robeson Galleries staff will work with each project to support production, installation, and where appropriate artist fees/honorariums. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Applications will be reviewed on the following criteria:

•Aesthetic quality of previous work

•Experience working collaboratively

•Experience working in the public realm or with communities in interdisciplinary settings

•Quality and completeness of application materials

Strong applications will score highly in 3 out of 4 of these criteria.

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03/05/2021

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