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Call for Proposals – FADO Emerging and Early Career Artists Series 2

In Call to Artists on November 24, 2010 by danceumbrella

Initiated in 2002 by local artist and educator Tanya Mars, FADO’s annual Emerging Artists Series offers a professional exhibition opportunity to local and regional emerging and early career artists and curators. Artists are asked to respond to a call for submissions based around a thematic context. In 2011 the Emerging Artists Series is curated by Gale Allen.
Deadline: January 15, 2010 5PM (Submissions must arrive by this date)

FADO Performance Art Centre is seeking proposals for performance proposals from emerging and early career artists for our annual Emerging Artists Series. Proposals should consider the relationship between popular aesthetics, academia, contemporary art, and common cultural norms. Throughout time popular aesthetic movements have often incorporated transgressive actions, ideas, and aesthetics that challenge academic canons and popular opinion. Examples include but are not limited to:
-intuition, séances and psychics;
-humor as aesthetic;
-danger fun;
-webcams, youtube and vimeo;
-representation as revolt;
-gender history, gender bending, stereotypes in early striptease;
-drag aesthetics and the representation of the other;
-the role of privilege in transgression;
-amateur aesthetics incorporated into prime time television shows;
-the representation of abjection and stereotypes as entertainment on popular television.

Framework:
FADO invites submissions for performance works from emerging or early career artists. The event and exhibition will take place in Toronto between March 8-13, 2011, and will be accompanied by the publication of an exhibition booklette. Artist fees will be paid. We encourage a variety of performance formats including short works and durational or multi-day projects.

Proposals should include:
-Statement of artistic practice;
-Description of proposed performance (include duration/materials/tech needs);
-Visual support materials such as images/video of past work;
-Detailed description of support materials;
-CV and short bio.

Submission can be mailed to:
FADO Performance Art Centre
445-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5V 3A8

Deadline: January 15, 2010 5PM (ALL submissions must arrive by this date)
Electronic submissions can be sent to:
emergingperformanceprojects@gmail.com
Please limit your email size to a maximum of 25 MB. Electronic submissions can also include links to websites and vimeo/youtube videos.

For additional information contact: info@performanceart.ca OR the curator of the project Gale Allen: gale.allen@gmail.com

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