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CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Due Friday 6 November 2020

WANDERMENT
A series of media installations investigating the notion of ‘home’ installed throughout the streetscape of downtown St. Catharines

Description
As we prepare for a socially and economically challenging winter, NAC is organizing an outdoor walking tour of art installations to connect citizens through a shared expression of community.

NAC is seeking video, audio, and media artworks that include  — but are not limited to — narrative, documentary, experimental, as well as animated work. They are to be installed in the streetscape as part of a self-guided walking tour in storefront windows and public spaces in downtown St. Catharines. Only new works created in response to an upcoming call for submission will be considered.

Entitled Wanderment, this project will broadly explore notions of home — places that have taken on new importance as sanctuaries during the pandemic — while also drawing attention to the crisis we face as a society that is unable to provide a ‘home’ for all citizens. Artists will share ideas of ‘home’ in the contemporary Niagara context.

NAC will pre-qualify artists based on their experience and general aptitude in creating both media and installation works as well as their experience working in the public realm. Those selected will receive a follow-up call for specific ideas. Submissions will be adjudicated by a board designated selections panel. Artists who have their proposals selected will be paid fees above CARCC minimums.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

  1. A letter stating your interest in contributing to the project;

  2. Documentation of at least 2 previous works that demonstrate your aptitudes and abilities;

  3. Short resume including biography, educational background, and exhibition record.

> Email Proposals to artists@nac.org with “Wanderment Submission” in the subject line

PROJECT DATES

  • Proposals Due Friday 6  November 2020 5 PM

  • Results will be emailed by Monday 9 November 5 PM

  • Final work to be submitted by Friday 4 December 5 PM

  • Installations will happen between Saturday 5 December – Thursday 10 December

  • Opens Friday 11 December 2020 / On display until Sunday 17 January 2021