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Culture Days / Nuit Blanche 2019

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Saskatchewan Craft Council at Nuit Blanche Saskatoon

 

DEADLINE: April 3, 2019, Noon

Saskatchewan Craft Council is seeking submissions from SCC juried members in good standing for Nuit Blanche Saskatoon 2019 and Culture Days on Saturday, September 28th from 7 pm to 1 am. The SCC is a partner organization to Nuit Blanche and a Hub coordinator for Culture Days, and will be curating our own project. The SCC is looking to present an art project plus public workshops at our Broadway Avenue location.

We are specifically looking for an artist to activate Broadway Avenue (east lane) and the sidewalk to the main entrance of the SCC building. The piece should lead the participant through the installation and into the SCC Gallery to encourage participants to visit our current exhibition. If fencing is needed to accomplish this, the SCC will work with the artist and cover costs of this added feature.

The artist will receive $750 (including materials), the same fee as other Nuit Blanche participants. In addition, the artist will provide a workshop (from 7 pm to 10 pm onsite) for a fee of $310 (CARFAC half-day presentation fee), plus approved workshop material costs.

The artist will be responsible for setting up in the late afternoon of September 28th and taking down the installation after Nuit Blanche closes, and will be expected to remain on-site during the duration of Nuit Blanche (7 pm to 1 am). SCC staff will be on-site to provide some assistance, but the responsibility for set-up, greeting the public, and tear down rests with the artist.

 

THEME

Nuit Blanche Saskatoon

Nuit Blanche does not have a specific theme this year, but encourages projects that incorporate the use of spectacle and light. They would also like to see projects which interact with public spaces and Saskatoon’s urban landscape, creating opportunities for viewers to see our city differently and to explore areas they may not have entered before. They are committed to emerging practices that promote dialogue in our culturally diverse communities. The project should include an interactive experience for audience members. It should encourage and inspire people to try something new and become a regular participant in cultural activities.

Culture Days

The theme for Culture Days nationally this year is Creativity, The Arts and Well-being. It’s not so much a branded theme, but more of a lens or focus for the year. They are interested in projects which show how creativity, culture and the arts can benefit people’s mental, physical and emotional well-being.

SaskCulture’s Culture Days Funding Assistance places priority on projects that address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

 

ARTIST SUBMISSIONS

Eligibility:

  • Membership type: Juried Professional Craftsperson or Juried Affiliated Marketer
  • Resident of Saskatchewan
  • Member in good standing at time of application and the event

 Fees:

  • Installation fee: $750 (includes materials)
  • Workshop fee: $310 (half-day CARFAC workshop fee plus approved materials)
  • If you reside out of town, a travel allowance will be provided

 In your submission, please include:

  • The project name
  • A one-page description of your project
  • Workshop proposal
  • Your budget for materials
  • The contribution each artist makes to the project
  • Five images of past works by involved artists
  • Artist contact information and social media handles
  • Artist bio

Email your submission to Sydney Luther at scc.newsletter@sasktel.net.

DEADLINE: April 3, 2019, Noon

If you have any questions, please contact Sydney by phone at (306) 653-3616 ext. 4 or email at scc.newsletter@sasktel.net.

 

Saskatchewan Craft Council gratefully acknowledges the support of