The MALL Artist Fellowship Program
The Minneapolis Art Lending Library is seeking artists interested in being involved with our community-based organization by participating in our Artist Fellowship Program. The fellowship coincides with our Summer, Fall, and Winter Lending Events , and consists of two parts:
1. Facilitate an artist-led program during either our Summer Lending Hours (July 27th, 5pm - 8pm), Fall Lending Hours (October 27th, 5pm - 8pm), or Winter Lending Hours (January, 2018, exact date TBD). During this time, patrons come to browse the MALL’s collection of artwork, and we are seeking artists to expand the experience through creative programming. The focus of the program should be interacting with and engaging the MALL’s patrons through art or art making. Prior programs have included: demonstrations of ink painting techniques, hands-on screen printing, and an interactive art installation. A successful program will be one which is accessible and fun for a wide audience, and showcases both the artist’s unique practice as well as encourage creativity in the participants.
2. OPTIONAL: We encourage artists to participate also by submitting up to six images of artwork to be included in the MALL’s circulating collection. These will be considered separately from the program proposal.
The fellowship includes a $300 honorarium given to the artist on the day of the event. A budget of $100 is also available for supplies needed to carry out the program.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following materials by email to email@example.com :
+ Your name, address, email address, phone number, and artist website (if any)
+ A detailed program proposal, of 500 words or less. Please be sure to include how this program will actively engage with visitors, what kind of space will be needed, and what equipment or supplies you will need.
+ If submitting artwork for the collection, include digital images of the pieces in .jpeg, .psd, .tiff, or .png file format (no image may be larger than 5 MB). Please label the image files in the following manner: 01_firstname_lastname. Example: 01_john_doe.jpg. Then, please complete this online form, providing information for each piece.
Details and requirements on programming proposals:
+The one time artist-led program must take place on July 27th, 2016, from 5pm to 8pm at the Powderhorn Recreation Center, October 27th from 5pm to 8pm at the Bryant Square Recreation Center, or January 2018 (exact date TBD) at the Logan Recreation Center.
+ Set-up for this program can start no earlier than 1pm, and tear-down must occur immediately after the event is over at 8pm.
+All ideas will be considered, but preference will be given to proposals which actively engage with visitors to the MALL’s event.
+Examples include an artist talk, participatory performance, art demonstration, sound installation, etc.
+Please detail any equipment or supply costs you anticipate.
+This event is open to the general public, and must be appropriate for all audiences, including children.
Details and requirements for artworks:
+ We accept all types of art (2D, 3D, time-based,…)
+ No artwork may exceed 28" x 28" x 20" (H x W x D) or 25 lbs.
+ All 2D artwork must be ready to hang and in durable frames with plexi, preferably.
+ We cannot accommodate extra fragile work.
+ Frames/artwork may experience wear and tear. Your artwork will be insured while it is part of the collection; however, please remember that this is a trust-based system, and that instances of damages are very rare.
+ Artwork will remain in the library’s collection until the artist gives notice, or until the library requests that the artist retrieve their piece.
Please send application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are due by Friday, June 23rd, 2017. Final decisions are made by July 1st.
Questions? Email email@example.com.