Open to all members of Connexion ARC

This summer, we are excited to announce that Connexion will be participating in the Garrison Night Market, presenting weekly public art projects by our membership.

The Garrison Night Market is a new public event organized by Fredericton Tourism, gathering community vendors and performers together on Carleton Street, next to the Public Library in downtown Fredericton, every Thursday night from June 21-Sept 6, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Note from Connexion ARC’s Programming Committee:This summer, Connexion Artist-Run Centre for Contemporary Art is calling for project proposals from our artist-membership. Proposals can include, but are not limited to: site-specific installation and exhibitions, screenings, lectures, panels, artist talks, readings, performances, music and improvised sound, and workshops.Many types of actions transpire over and across the table-top. As a surface intended to facilitate gathering, production, display, and exchange, the table participates in performing numerous activities asides from keeping objects from the ground. These activities include both labour and recreation, as the table can be found present during creative pursuits, cultural practices, office work, vending goods, and breaking bread. Over time social customs have pushed the form and tradition of the table. How can the table-top be reimagined as a site for artistic actions?$200 honorariums will be given to ten participants interested in exploring radical forms that expand upon notions on how art can exist in everyday civic life.Connexion’s discourse happens in spaces outside of a traditional gallery setting, and seeks to generate new venues for artists to discuss their practices. Opportunities are open to local, national, and international artists working in any medium, discipline or professional level, however; as travel support is unavailable for this initiative, preference will be given to artists working locally.Many types of actions transpire over and across the table-top. As a surface intended to facilitate gathering, production, display, and exchange, the table participates in performing numerous activities asides from keeping objects from the ground. These activities include both labour and recreation, as the table can be found present during creative pursuits, cultural practices, office work, vending goods, and breaking bread. Over time social customs have pushed the form and tradition of the table. How can the table-top be reimagined as a site for artistic actions?

Exhibition dates: Every Thursday night from June 21 – Sept 6, 2018.
Participating artists will be scheduled weekly, beginning July 5th.

How to apply:

Email the following materials to info@connexionarc.org with “2018 Night Market” as the subject line. Supporting materials can attached to the email, or uploaded via a cloud storage site (dropbox, google drive, etc.) with a direct sharing link to a single folder clearly indicated in the body of the email.

A text document, video or audio file containing a short artist bio, between 100 – 300 words, and brief description of the project, between 100 – 300 words. Please select the format that is most accessible to the applicant. Cellphone and computer recordings are accepted, and please provide text documents in .pdf format. In your bio and project description, answer any of the following, as applicable:

Tell us about yourself
Who are you? Where are you situated? What is your practice? What informs your practice What are your previous projects, exhibitions, or experiences? What medium(s) do you use? Have you received arts education, or are you self-trained? What are your processes, working methodologies, ways of seeing and knowing?

Tell us why you are developing this project
What is the project’s intention? What do you hope to achieve? What materials does it involve? Who does your project speak to?

Tell us how you will display this project
How will you display your project? Are there any special technical requirements? Are there safety concerns involved with your project, including triggering materials?

If relevant to your submission:

Please include up to 6 images of work or relevant supporting material, and/or up to 5 weblinks, such as your website, social media, or other relevant online material.

Please include images no larger than 1500 x 1500 px, at 72 dpi. For images containing work, please title the files “artist_title_medium_dimensions_year”.

Please indicate dates when you are available / unavailable between July 5th and September 6, 2018. If there are no dates specified in the application, this will indicate to the Programming committee that you are available during the 10 weeks.

The project table can be substituted with another four-legged surface object provided by the artist. If you wish to do so, please outline this in your proposal.

Access to power outlets will be available at the market site. Tools and equipment held by Connexion can be rented to members, please email info@connexionarc.org in advance for more information.

Please include a CV, if relevant.
Email: info@connexionarc.org for more information!