Call to Artists: This is My Home

Call to Artists: This is My Home

This Deadline Expired: Sunday, November 21, 2021

Exhibition opening in the
Live Like a Hero Gallery,
June 3, 2022. Will be on display through fall 2022.

The National Liberty Museum (NLM) is excited to announce their major exhibition for next summer, This is My Home, opening Friday, June 3, 2022. Five artists will be selected from a two-step call-to-artist and in-house jury selection process. This exhibition will provide artists their own space within a gallery to create a site-specific installation inside a constructed “home”. The way you choose to design and install your experience is entirely up to you.

Individual artists, collaborative groups, and creative organizations are encouraged to apply, and all mediums are welcome.

The NLM envisions a world where all people understand and embrace the contemporary meaning and significance of liberty and feel empowered to take positive action to ensure liberty for themselves and others. The NLM is constructing these spaces for artists to share their histories, experiences, and hopes for the future, engaging visitors with a window onto different perspectives to find common ground with one another. The site-specific installations will be inside fabricated, single-room homes that create an immersive space of understanding and empathy, two principles that are vital to the growth and preservation of liberty. The aim is to enable artists to express their internal narrative in the form of external, real-life spaces that promote an open dialogue relating to the themes presented. These direct and honest conversations will educate visitors, inspiring them to put liberty into action in their own lives for a more equitable future.

The homes will be uniform in size, 8’W x 12’L x 8’H, with a 4’W x 84”H doorway on one long side. Please click the link below for images of the general home structure. These can be used for the preliminary sketches, but other resources are encouraged.

Learn more and apply on The National Liberty Museum’s website!

For the first round of the application, they asking for a project proposal for your installation that must include:
1. A single document including the following written requirements:
-Communicate the plan for your “home” and the story you are telling and how you will design and install the space. For your artist statement please respond to and expand on the bolded exhibition statement above. 1000 words max. (An adapted version of this will be required in the final round, if selected, to be installed in the exhibition and act as an introduction to your home)
-Artist bios, including collaborating artists groups and/or organizations. 300 words max.

2. Any preliminary sketches
– Please note that the exterior should only include minimal decoration

3. Portfolio of relevant examples of past work, minimum of 3
– If part of a group, include either examples of past collaborative projects or examples from each artist

4. Things to keep in mind, but are not required at this phase:
– Project budgets, any special installation requirements, and fabrication timelines

Selected artists will receive a stipend in the range of $1,500 – $2,500 to cover materials and time, which will be finalized after the first round of proposals. Travel expenses will be determined based on individual need and do not impact application decisions. Final details of the stipend will be included in your first-round selection email.

If you are selected to take part in the final round of the application, you will be required to submit the following (more details will come with the first-round selection email):

IMPORTANT DATES
• The complete first round application must be submitted no later than Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Early applications are encouraged.
• The NLM will notify all artists of their first-round decision by Friday, December 17, 2021, to move onto the final round of the application process.
• If selected, the final round application will be due by Sunday, February 6, 2022. Some expectations have been outlined already, with more details to be included in your first-round selection email.
• Final selection of the five exhibiting artists will be completed by Friday, February 25, 2022, and all artists will be notified of the decision the same day.
• Installation will tentatively start on Monday, May 2, 2022, and needs to be completed by Friday, May 20, 2022. Installation dates are flexible depending on the artists’ needs.

HOW TO APPLY
• Follow this link to the online application form: This is My Home Application
• Only completed applications will be accepted for review. Be sure to include an artist bios for all participating artists; examples of past works (either as individuals or a group); and the proposal.
Basic Terms of Participation are outlined at the end of the application form. Please take your time and read these terms before submitting.

APPLICATION NOTES
• Throughout the application process, the Exhibitions team might ask to do a studio visit or interview with you to discuss your project proposal.
• Selected artists will be expected to take part in programming related to This Is My Home, either in-person or virtually depending on your location, comfort level, and current CDC guidelines. These programs could include artist lectures, workshops, and guided tours.

If you have any questions regarding your application, the exhibition, or deadlines, please email Kelley Stone at exhibitions@libertymuseum.org.

June Julian
June Julian
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Eric T. Kunsman is a photographer and book artist based out of Rochester, New York. His photographs and books have been exhibited…

Eric T. Kunsman is a photographer and book artist based out of Rochester, New York. His photographs and books have been exhibited internationally and are in several prominent collections throughout the…

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