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The online art exhibition “Sense of place”

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

Showcase your art at the online exhibition “Sense of Place"

Showcase your art at the online exhibition “Sense of Place: The Indigenous Experience in Russia and the United States” – the first online art exhibition at the American Center in Moscow!

 

The American Center in Moscow (AMC) is a virtual community space for Russians to explore the history, culture, art and values of the United States, and to participate in conversations on subjects that impact both American and Russian citizens. AMC’s free online events include concerts, films, theatrical productions, art exhibitions, and livestream discussions with leading experts on diverse topics such as culture, science, technology, historic preservation, and the environment. AMC also provides ongoing language, business and creative arts activities, as well as up-to-date resources on educational opportunities in the United States.

 

The online art exhibition “Sense of place” is a cultural exchange project produced and presented by the American Center in Moscow. It is inspired by Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which is celebrated on the second Monday of October, to honor the cultures and histories of the Native American people. Encouraging artistic engagement through impactful interactions, this exhibition contributes to the American Center in Moscow’s goal to be a center for cultural exchange.

Description:

The goal of this exhibition is to promote mutual understanding through creative art, while fostering a better understanding of the connection between the land, environment, Indigenous identity, and their cultural heritage.

 

Indigenous cultural heritage includes ideas, experiences, worldviews, objects, forms of expression, knowledge, spirituality, family ties, places and land valued by indigenous peoples. These concepts are passed from one generation to another, forming an intrinsic bond and value of these cultural practices, which are inseparably linked to the idea of land and place. Indigenous peoples’ sense of community and identity emerges from this place-based understanding. The online art exhibition “Sense of Place:The Indigenous Experience in Russia and the United States” explores the image of “place” in indigenous cultures of Russia and the United States.

 

We are looking for artists and artisans who would like to share their art, knowledge, and experience with a wide audience from both Russia and the United States.

The American Center invites you to exhibit, if you are:

-a sculptor,

-a photographer,

-a filmmaker

-a dancer or a dance group,

-a musician, singer or a band,

-and/or an alternative creator (for example, a traditional jewelry or clothing maker etc.)

You do not have to be an indigenous artist and artisan to apply, but your work has to respond to, or engage with, indigenous culture.

Timeline:

Applications due – September 10, 2022

Exhibition Opening – October 10, 2022 (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

Indigenous Art and Culture Festival – October 10-21, 2022

All applications must be submitted by:

11:59 PM Moscow time zone/ 4:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on September 10, 2022.

Why should you apply?

-> You will be able to participate in an international cultural exchange project.

->You will be able to present your artwork to the target audience and get additional coverage in social networks.

->This is a great opportunity to gain additional professional experience to have it listed on your resume.

-> Networking! Expand your network by meeting colleagues who work in the same area in Russia and the USA.

Rules and regulations for online gallery submissions

1) All artwork should be submitted in electronic format. 

 

2) Submissions can be made by individuals, as well as groups. If you are submitting art works created by a group of people, list the name and contacts of one person who will communicate on behalf of the whole group. 

 

3) Artworks that plagiarize the work of others or violate copyright will not be accepted. 

 

4) Any submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be accepted.

 

5) It is highly encouraged to strive for a higher quality of  images. Photos and videos of low quality or resolution may be rejected.

Technical requirements

Still images (e.g., photographs of paintings, sculpture, installation shots, etc.)

 

Images should be of good quality. We reserve the right to not include poor quality pictures.

 

– File format: JPEG, PNG at least 90 dpi.

 

-Color Profile: sRGB

 

-Image Sizing & Resolution: 1500 pixels at long dimension @ 90 pixels per inch. While this ratio is not a requirement, it is highly encouraged to strive for this standard. Photos of low quality or resolution may be rejected.

 

-Name the uploaded files “AMCArt_FirstNameLastName_00”. Your name should be followed by a sequence number including initial “0” of how you would like the work sequenced in presentation. Example: AMCArt_JohnSmith_01, AMCArt_JohnSmith_02, etc.

 

-Send up to 5 images. Detail shots are included in this total.

-Provide the Application File in .pdf as per requirements below:

 

1) Contact information including your name and email at the head of this document. (Not for publication but so those working on the website can get in touch with you.)

2) URL of your website if you have it.

3) Artist Statement about the work and about the artist.

4) Thumbnail images of the artwork in the left column. If submitting more than one image, sequence them as desired for presentation.

5) Title, Date of Production, Medium(a), Caption if applicable (e.g., info on place, project, etc.) in the right column next to the respective thumbnail image.

 

-If submitting one image, you still have to provide the Application File.

 

-You can download the sample here and feel free to use this Google Doc template for further submission.

 

-If you send images – please limit your submission to no more than five pieces – please include all images in a single zipped (compressed) folder and name it as “AMCArt_FirstNameLastName” (e.g. AMCArt_JohnSmith).

 

 

-In order to submit the folder in the form below, it should be not more than 100MB. If the folder is larger than 100MB, upload the folder to a cloud-based storage service (such as Dropbox or Google Drive) and share a link in the same form.

 

– Provide a URL link to your video (Youtube/Vimeo). No actual video files should be sent. To learn how to upload videos on Youtube and Vimeo refer to this article.

 

– Provide JPEG Thumbnail image/s as per below specifications. If there is more than one image, include all materials in a single zipped folder.

 

– File format: JPEG, PNG at least 90 dpi.

-Color Profile: sRGB.

 

-Image Sizing & Resolution: 1500 pixels at long dimension @ 72 pixels per inch. While this ratio is not a requirement, it is highly encouraged to strive for this standard. Photos of low quality or resolution may be rejected.

 

-Name the uploaded files “AMCArt_FirstNameLastName_00”. Your name should be followed by a sequence number including initial “0” of how you would like the work sequenced in presentation. Example: AMCArt_JohnSmith_01, AMCArt_JohnSmith_02, etc.

 

-Send up to 5 images.

 

-Provide the Application File in .pdf as per below requirements:

 

1) Contact information including your name and email at the head of this document. (Not for publication but so those working on the website can get in touch with you.)

2) URL of your website if you have it.

3) Artist Statement about the work and about the artist.

4) Thumbnail images of all videos in the left column. If submitting more than one video, sequence them as desired for presentation.

5) Title, Date of Production, Further information if applicable (e.g., info on place, project, etc.), URL of your video in the right column next to the respective thumbnail image.

 

-If submitting one video, you still have to provide the Application File.

 

-You can download the template here.

– Provide a URL link to your audio on SoundCloud. No actual audio files should be sent. To learn how to upload a track to Soundcloud, refer to this article.

 

-Provide the Application File in .pdf as per below requirements:

 

1) Contact information including your name and email at the head of this document. (Not for publication but so those working on the website can get in touch with you.)

2) URL of your website if you have it.

3) Artist Statement about the work and about the artist.

4) Title, Date of Production, Further information if applicable (e.g., info on place, project, etc.) in the left column. If submitting more than one audio, sequence them as desired for presentation.

5) URL of your audio/s in the right column.

 

-If submitting one audio, you still have to provide the Application File.

 

-You can download the template here.

Apply here

By submitting artwork to show in the online art exhibition “Sense of Place” by the American Center in Moscow, the submitter acknowledges and guarantees that s/he has full rights and permissions for use and reproduction of artworks provided and that there exist no restrictions on reproduction of images of any person, place, or event depicted. The American Center in Moscow assumes no liability connected with works reproduced.

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