Northern Spark 2018 Open Call: Roving/Mobile/Performative Projects Along Nicollet Mall

Author
mediachef
Post
11.13.2017
 

Summary

This is an open call is for two-night projects that are roving, mobile and/or performative for Northern Spark 2018 along Nicollet Mall between 4th Street and 8th Street. 

More information about Northern Spark 2018 and the theme of commonality is here.

To view our complete list of artist open calls, please visit our Artist Opportunities page.

Eligibility

This call is for individual artists, artist collectives or artist-led teams, not organizations or companies. Artists living anywhere are eligible to participate, but there is no additional funding available for shipping or travel. This is a call to present art in public spaces along Nicollet Mall, not at partner venues (such as inside buildings or businesses).

Roving/Mobile/Performative

We are seeking proposals for projects that, in essence, move along Nicollet Mall between 4th and 8th streets. Your project doesn’t not have to be constantly moving, it could stop at one site for a while and then move along another. Your proposal does not have to include a specific footprint or site on Nicollet, but should at least describe the type of site(s) that would be ideal for your project. Specifically, how will you use the unique character of Nicollet Mall as a backdrop during your project?

Nicollet Mall Parameters and Opportunities

Specific details about Nicollet Mall will be added soon. In the meantime, if you have a questions, please email submissions@northern.lights.mn.
In general, amplified or loud sound is not allowed after 10 pm.
Note there is also a call for a lighting project along Nicollet Mall.

Budgets

Projects in this category will be funded at the $1,500 level.

Budgets should include everything necessary to present the project from construction to installation and deinstallation and artist fees. Northern Lights.mn will provide electricity and standard permitting, although some elements such as fire and food may have additional permitting costs, which will come out of your project budget.

Submission Process

The submission process will be outlined here shortly. The deadline for submissions is February 5,2018.