OVAC- Proposals 101

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Presentation about upcoming Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition opportunities for artists & how the proposals should be structured.

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OVAC- Proposals 101

  1. 1. ResumesSupporting Oklahoma’s visual arts and artists and their power to enrich communities.
  2. 2. Opportunities OVAC Project Grants Momentum Spotlight Art 365 Exhibition
  3. 3. OpportunitiesWe WANT you to apply! OVAC Project Grants 10/15 Momentum Spotlight 10/19 Art 365 Exhibition 11/1
  4. 4. What’s the Same?• FOR DEFINITE PROJECT o What is the idea? o Why do I want to make it? o How long will it take? o What scale should it be? o What public result?•
  5. 5. What’s the Same?• IS OR WILL BE MADE o What material(s)? o What quantity? o What size(s) or length of time?•
  6. 6. What’s the Same?• WILL CHANGE o Can be modified as artist encounters realities of production o Should change with curator and/or venues input
  7. 7. What’s the Same?• IMAGE SAMPLES VITAL o Puts your work in best light o Examples of your style o Shows past art/projects
  8. 8. What’s the Same?• CONTINUITY EXPECTED o Artwork and ideas should align o If abrupt change form past work, should be explained
  9. 9. What’s the Same?• ABILITY TO COMPLETE DEMONSTRATED IN APPLICATION o Show detail orientation o Confirm sound planning o Establish conceptual strength
  10. 10. What’s the Same?• ONLINE SUBMISSIONS o Prepare materials o All must be digital files o Apply through online forms
  11. 11. What’s different?• Goals for each program• Award size: $• Curatorial guidance• Eligibility• Expectations• Venues• Review process• Support materials
  12. 12. MOMENTUM SPOTLIGHT: DEADLINE OCTOBER 19, 2012• 3 Oklahoma artists• $2,000 award each• Guest Curators: Plug Projects• Opens March 2013• Location TBD in OKC
  13. 13. MOMENTUM SPOTLIGHT: ELIGIBILITY• Proposal for new body of work• Age 30 or younger• Can be students• Can be collaborative proposal
  14. 14. MOMENTUM SPOTLIGHT: REVIEW• Guest curator selects from proposals• Appropriate project for the gallery space• Innovative idea• Readiness for the opportunity
  15. 15. MOMENTUM SPOTLIGHT: PROPOSAL• Title & Description <350 words• Artist Statement• Resume• 5-10 artwork samples & details• URL to video if working in film/media
  16. 16. • ONLINE SUBMISSIONS
  17. 17. ART 365 EXHIBITION: DEADLINE NOVEMBER 1, 2012• 5 Oklahoma artists• $12,000 award each• Guest Curator: Raechell Smith• Opens March 2014• Location: Artspace at [Untitled], OKC & Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa
  18. 18. ART 365 EXHIBITION: ELIGIBILITY• Proposal for new body of work• Age 21 or older• Not degree-seeking art students• Can be collaborative proposal
  19. 19. ART 365 EXHIBITION: REVIEW• Guest curator selects• Around 10 finalists from proposals• Studio visits• Appropriate project for the gallery space• Innovative idea• Readiness for the opportunity
  20. 20. ART 365 EXHIBITION: PROPOSAL• Title & Description <350 words• Artist Statement• Resume• 10-15 artwork samples & details• URL to 10 min video if film/media artist• Support materials (up to 3)
  21. 21. ART 365 EXHIBITION: SUPPORT MATERIALS• Application allows lots of info• Consider what strengthens your case• Show new materials or big changes
  22. 22. Margaret Kinkeade,Momentum Spotlight
  23. 23. • ONLINE SUBMISSIONS
  24. 24. OVAC ARTIST GRANTS: DEADLINES OCTOBER15, JANUARY 15, APRIL 15, JULY 15• 4 grant types for artists’ own projects• $1- $1,400 each• Last year OVAC gave 24 grants
  25. 25. OVAC ARTIST GRANTS: ELIGIBILITY• Age 21 or older• Not degree-seeking art students
  26. 26. OVAC ARTIST GRANTS: TYPES• Professional Basics Grant $500• Education Grant $500• Creative Projects Grant $1,400• Community/Artist Partnership Grant $1,200• See recent recipient profiles on blog
  27. 27. OVAC ARTIST GRANTS: REVIEW• Grants Committee selects based on criteria. All:• Ability to complete o Appropriate to career stage, career-altering, o Concept and quality of project• Creative Projects o Excellence of Artwork• Community Partnership: o Community Benefit
  28. 28. OVAC ARTIST GRANTS: PROPOSAL• Title & Description• Artist Statement• Resume• 5-10 artwork samples & details• URL to video if working in film/media• Timeline• Budget
  29. 29. OVAC ARTIST GRANTS:ONLINE SUBMISSION
  30. 30. OpportunitiesQuestions?
  31. 31. OpportunitiesExample: Proposals
  32. 32. OpportunitiesWe WANT you to apply! OVAC Project Grants 10/15 Momentum Spotlight 10/19 Art 365 Exhibition 11/1
  33. 33. OpportunitiesThanks for coming.Julia Kirt, director@ovac-ok.org405-879-2400

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