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OPEN CALL for NYC Artist: 2021 Fall Season Art Gallery

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The Juice Box’s October Black aims to be an educational and creative resource anthologizing the soul of the vast diversity within Blackness. This is to engage a diverse public in the exploration of the resilience and contoured beauty of “Black”. October Black seeks to provoke memorable, immersive artistic thought through offering art rich in African diasporic history, traditions and experiences. October Black also seeks to offer artists (both visual and performing arts) an opportunity to have their work actualized.

ENTRY GUIDELINES

Art submissions must speak to the heart and soul of the Black experience by emphasizing its diversity and complexity. Artwork must also have an overture of hope and optimism as expressed in the “triumphs of our experiences”. This exhibit’s mission is to inspire and curate the Black artistic narrative through innovative fine art techniques. Preference will be given to artist who:

  • NYC resident,
  • Identify as a Black woman, 
  • Teaching Artists,
  • Arts based advocates and/or involved in civic engagement
  • Rising Artist, who have not had their first solo exhibit
  • Artwork with Afrofuturistic undertones
  • Short-Film/Documentary/Film Artists

The deadline for entries and applicants is October 10th at 11:59pm. Selected artists will be notified within a week of the submission date. 

There is NO entry fee. Selections will be made based on images and information submitted on the entry form.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Please be prepared to include the following information in the entry form:

  • Artist Information
  • Full Name
  • Mailing Address 
  • Email Address 
  • Phone Number 
  • Artist Biography (Maximum 100 words)
  •  Artwork / Image Information  (Minimum 1 artworks submissions / Maximum 3 artwork submissions) 
  • Title 
  • Year of Completion
  • Materials and Techniques Used
  • Measurements (Length x Width x Depth in Inches) 
  • Retail Price
  • Statement About the Work (Maximum 75 words for each work)

One full size image and one detail image per artwork. The images must be professional quality JPEG images in 2400 x 3000 pixels. Images must be smaller than 5MB.
 

TERMS OF ENTRY
Photography and Permissions
The artist verifies he/she owns or has copyright(s) to the artwork being submitted or on loan and therefore, allows the guest curator to display the artwork in its galleries during the exhibition dates. The artists provide approval to Black Pulp to photograph or use submitted photographs of the artwork for advertising, educational or archival purposes online and in print without monetary compensation. Images of artwork may be cropped to fit advertisements and credits will be included when possible. The artwork will remain the property of the artist unless sold on behalf of the artist by Black Pulp. If not sold, all artwork must be picked up or have proper return shipping material within 60 days after the last day of the exhibition.

Black Pulp’s commission is to be 20% of the sales price. (Price Limit: $ 2,000) For information about insurance and compensation, will be given upon selection.

Transportation and Shipping

The artist is responsible for the transportation of the artwork to the gallery location.   

If artist decides to use a shipping company for the pickup and delivery of the artworks, the artist recognizes the risk of damage during transit. If the artist requests to have the artworks shipped back, the artist must provide a pre-paid shipping label (UPS, FedEx or DHL). The artist must ship the artwork in a re-usable shipping container(s). Black Pulp is not responsible for damage occurred in shipping to or from The Gallery.  
 

FUNDING

October Black is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps. Black Pulp will be responsible for general installation support and basic in house advertising but does not necessarily fund all/additional exhibit needs. Potential exhibitors should be prepared with a budget and potential funds for special installations.

 

Please Note: 

All applicants must be prepared to present a sample of the proposed works upon request. 

Thank you in advance for your interest in exhibiting in Black Fall 2021!

Deadline: 
10/10/2021

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Afro-German Artists & African Diaspora: Art against Racism in Germany | Public Art on Billboards Open Call | €500 cash prizes

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+++ The deadline has been extended to 31st of May 2021 midnight. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for further updates! +++

Calling Afro-German artists, designers, photographers and illustrators and those who live in the former German colonies Togo, Cameroon, Namibia, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania and African Diaspora in Germany.

This open call is about creatively exposing the blind spots in the collective consciousness of the white majority in Germany towards its colonial history and the racism against black people that is rooted in that era.

Most Germans are still not aware that the German colonial history, albeit much shorter than that of other colonial powers, was every bit as brutal - including murder, rape, forced labor, profiteering and genocide. They are not aware of the bloody trace the German Empire under Kaiser Wilhelm II has left in Africa, and how its deeply racist colonial administration has laid the foundation of every-day racism in Germany today.

How it works

The Blind Spots in the Street poster competition works like an advertising campaign: it consists of a series of posters on billboards in public spaces that are intended to arouse curiosity but do not directly reveal the topic. Each billboard is tagged with a QR code. When scanned, the QR codes lead to our website, where information on the idea behind each poster is provided.

The task
1. to develop a teaser ("eye-catcher") image that arouses curiosity in the viewer without revealing what exactly the image is about. The objective is to get a wider audience to learn about the issues of colonial history and racism. Optionally, write a headline to go with it.
2.Write a text (150-400 words) that provides background information about the image.

What to aim for
The images must be striking and impactful in public. Most importantly, they must arouse curiosity! Only those viewers who really want to know what's behind the image will scan the QR code.
Examples for the interaction of images and texts can be found on our blog.

The rules
1. Participants are at least 18 years old and have had their own experience with racism in Germany or are originially from or live in the former German colonies of Togo, Cameroon, Namibia, Tanzania, Rwanda or Burundi.
2. Colors should be primarily red, black, white, and shades of gray so that the images are recognizable as part of the campaign
3. An area of 83x86 mm vertical must be left blank for the QR code.

More details on our website!

Prize summary: 
your art on billboards + exhibition + €500 in cash prizes
Prizes Details: 
  • An international jury will select 4 winners whose work will be posted on billboards in Kassel, Germany.
  • First prize is a €200 cash prize, and three additional winners will recieve a €100 merit award.
  • All 4 winning entries will also be shown at an exhibition in Kassel this summer and receive a social media shoutout.
Deadline: 
05/31/2021

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