Call for Entry: Southwest Contemporary Vol. 5 — Collectivity + Collaboration.




Southwest Contemporary Vol. 5 — Collectivity + Collaboration.

Guest juror: Darren Jones, U.S. editor-at-large for New Art Examiner and a frequent contributor to Artforum.

Deadline: December 10, 2021, 11:59 pm MT.

Published: March 2022.

Submission Fee: $15.

In SWC’s Spring-Summer 2022 issue, we will look at collectivity and collaboration in art throughout the Southwest, encompassing artists collaborating with other artists, interdisciplinary teams, and artists who work closely with communities, landscapes, materials, or media.

Collectives, collaborations, couples—artistic practice can be a team effort. The worlds of dance, theater, music, and film offer a paradigm of collaborative production with many players in different roles. Established artist studios employ teams of assistants, while young artists band together as collectives and reject hierarchy.

Themes that may come up in collaboration span utopianism, individualism, shared identities, new modes of creation, social structures, and more. In this issue, we will explore the benefits and pitfalls of working together toward common goals.

Who should apply

SWC invites artist collectives, artist couples, performing arts companies, artists involved with interdisciplinary teams, artists with collaborative projects, artists who collaborate with other artists, artists who collaborate with communities, environment, or material to submit work in any media or discipline related to the theme “Collectivity + Collaboration.”

Artists are encouraged to think broadly about the concepts of collaborative and collective modes of work.


Artists (18+), collectives, and organizations residing and working in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Mexico, Texas, or Utah.

Juror: Darren Jones

This call will be juried by Darren Jones, an art critic, editor, and educator.

Jones is a Scottish-American art critic based in Fire Island Pines, New York and Key West, Florida. He is the U.S. editor-at-large for New Art Examiner and a frequent contributor to Artforum. He is the recipient of a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Darren teaches Curatorial Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore.

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Feature in print and online publication
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Twelve artists will be selected. Three selected artists will receive a profile article written by an SWC contributor accompanied by multiple images. Nine artists will receive a two-page spread including two to three images and up to 300 words of text. All selected artists will receive a feature on SWC’s newsletter and social media channels and a complimentary print copy.


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Br(o)adcast open call for Dreamcatcher




Br(o)adcast is a brand new Bradford based participatory audio platform. Dreamcatcher is an ongoing podcast/ archive collecting dreams from the people across Bradford and Craven, using this time of uncertainty as a chance to connect and record people’s emotional response.

Do you live or work in/around Bradford? Have you been having some extremely odd dreams lately?

Br(o)adcast is looking to compile a community and location specific response to the current climate. 

You dont have to be an artist or writer to submit, Dreamcatcher is about collecting a shared emotional response to a pandemic. The dreams can be wakeful or sleeping, related to Covid-19 or completely unconnected.

Use your phone, a dictaphone, your PC or any other equipment you have to  tell us about one of your recent dreams, maybe one that keeps occurring, or a new and obtuse one. Then send it to us via sound file. If this is difficult please get in touch and we will be able to work around the issues. Or, send me a message and you can leave a voicenote over whatsapp. 

The only requirement is that the dream is a vivid, lasting memory and that you feel comfortable sharing it. 

If you do not feel comfortable recording your voice, but want to share, please send us a message and we can arrange for your submission to be written and then recorded by myself or a person of your choosing.

If you have additional access requirements, please get in touch and we can adapt the submission. 

This project is in collaboration with Leeds based collective Creative Frame you can find out more about us here...

Funded by Bradford City Council Response.

This is an ongoing project and we may look for visual and installation based repsonses in the future. This project aims to bring together a sense of community and start conversations. This idea takes inspiration from the Neptune Archives and their Covid-19 project.



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