15 Jul 2022

Art Calls Play/Ground

Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art Buffalo, New York, United States

Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: August 14, 2022 – The Play/Ground team is looking for proposals for engaging and immersive art installations that can excite and unite visitors around the power of art.

Selected projects will receive a budget for production and $600 artist stipend to make their work.

Play/Ground is a platform  for site-specific installations by contemporary artists. We invite the experimental, immersive, and ambitious. In 2022 our festival will be held October 7-10 at Buffalo RiverWorks in the former GLF Grain Elevator. Organized by the Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art and Resource:Art, and presented by M&T Bank the fifth year of Play/Ground promises to be the best yet.

Projects will be selected by the Play/Ground team and Buffalo RiverWorks and will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • strength of the proposal and potential engagement with a Buffalo audience
  • feasibility of proposal within budget and timeline
  • connection to the unique site at Buffalo RiverWorks silos and public spaces

We are seeking a diverse applicant pool and welcome proposals from artists of color, indigenous artists, the LGBTQAI community, youth, elders, and artists based in Buffalo and beyond!

Selected projects will receive an artist stipend in line with W.A.G.E standards and a production budget for their project.

To apply you’ll need a project description and sketches or images that support your description, a budget, and details on viability and how you’ll complete it in the allotted time.

For questions or more info email dreamteam@artplayground.com

The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art (BICA) was founded in June 2018 with a mission to break down the barriers between the art world and the rest of the world and to make lives better through practical engagements with contemporary art. Co-founded by curator Emily Ebba Reynolds and artist and Buffalo native Nando Alvarez-Perez, BICA emerged out of our desire to reframe contemporary art around issues of regional community, creating a plurality of art worlds, and reconceiving art as a practical tool which can be used to reshape the world around it.

The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art
30 Essex Street
Buffalo, NY, 14213

PLAY/GROUND started in 2018 as a weekend-long art experience at the former Medina, NY high school. Curated and planned by Resource:Art, 30+ artists were invited each year to create groundbreaking installations, performances, and experiences. These ticketed events were a huge success with rave reviews from the public and press, sold-out opening nights, and huge crowds through the weekend. The event was repeated in 2019 with an even higher rate of attendance.

In 2020, Resource:Art invited the Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art to join as co-curators and organizers of the festival.

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Art Calls. Opportunity Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Benefits: *No Application Fee, Exhibition - Group, In-Kind Benefit, and Stipend.

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