Festivals The Works Art & Design Festival 2017
International Deadline: October 31, 2016 – The Works is accepting applications for installations, exhibits, programs, events, and performances for the 2017 Festival, June 22 – July 4!
The Works Art & Design Festival is the largest free, outdoor art and design festival in North America. Between 1986 and 2016, over 7 million visitors have experienced more than 16,000 artists and designers from every continent, in 1,300 exhibits in and around Edmonton’s downtown. 11,000 volunteers have contributed more than 240,000 hours. The Works takes an entire year to produce with three full time and 35 seasonal staff.
Applications are invited based on the theme Dialogue.
Dialogue is essential to understanding. Not all dialogue is expressed in words. Interaction changes the course of a project, and often more questions remain than answers. Dialogue is about opening the evolution of an artwork to outside and potentially differing influences before the process is declared complete.
Proposals may consider: socially engaged practices, collaborative artworks, artworks involving research, works that include multiple voices or represent a conversation, as well as work that seeks to understand through genuine outreach.
Artists are invited to propose projects in the following categories:
• Environmental Site Specific Artwork
• Curator of a Group Exhibit
• Community Programs and Special Events
• Individual and Small Group Exhibits
Applications must be received by 5 PM MST on Monday, October 31, 2016.
Please direct inquiries and send completed applications to:
Amber Rooke, Executive Artistic Director
The Works Art & Design Festival
10635-95 St NW
Edmonton, AB, T5H 2C3
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (subject heading: Amber CTE 17)