Red Hat Open Gallery Call for Proposals
Deadline 11:59 pm on August 18, 2018
VAE is proud to be a collaborator with Red Hat for their Open Gallery. Their ground level gallery located on East Davie St. in Raleigh serves as a space for artists to showcase work that embodies Red Hat’s values — openness, collaboration, and community.
VAE is opening a call for proposals for our next collaboration and installation in Red Hat’s Open Gallery. Proposals should have conceptual grounding within Red Hat’s core open source principles, which are serendipity and open exchange; broad participation; radical transparency; pragmatic meritocracy; and community.
The selected proposal will receive a stipend and budget from Red Hat.
Previous VAE collaborative installations:
- All proposals must incorporate a core Red Hat Open Source Value
- Installations must be wall mountable
- The wall measures 28 feet wide by 16.5 feet tall
- Artist must be able to deliver/return work to/from Red Hat Offices
- All proposals must be original from the purposing artist
- All proposals must include installation mock-up
- All proposals must include documentation of previous work
- Install will take place the first week of October
- Artist must be present at install
- Final proposal will be approved by staff at Red Hat
- Artist will have to work to with Red Hat staff to finalize the approved proposal
Deadline Enter...............................11:59 pm August 18, 2018
Artist Notification…………………...August 25, 2018
Install………………………………..week of October 1, 2019
Exhibition Run………………….….October 5 2018 - February 28, 2019
Deinstall …………………………….week of February 25, 2019
The Red Hat call for proposals is open to any living artist or team. Work must be original and completed in the last 3 years. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted. Artists or teams may propose work that is incomplete or not started. Proposed work must be finished, dry, ready to hang by October 1, 2018. VAE reserves the right to exclude work due to size or special requirements. Entries must be hand delivered to the gallery or mailed in a returnable container. Artwork submitted on behalf of an artist requires written and signed authorization by the artist.
We will not exhibit or financially support work that co-opts the story of a community without representation from that community acting in a decision making role.
To use the online form to submit information about and images of your work, please review these instructions for naming your files:
include artist/project statement, budget, resume(s), image inventory/work sample list, and 5-10 samples of your work.
- Your artist’s/project statement should be no longer than one page and should describe how your proposed work relates to Red Hat’s Open Source Values
- Your budget should be no longer that one page and include cost of materials, labor, etc.
- Resumes should show prior exhibition history and your proposed timeline should be a very brief statement about your expected timing for your exhibition. Is this work currently complete? If not, when do you expect it to be completed?
- Your image inventory/work sample sheet should be a guide to the samples that accompany your application. Your inventory must contain the following information for each sample: the file name (“01_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpeg”), the piece’s title, the media/materials, dimensions, retail price (if applicable) and date of completion. Upload your inventory/work sample sheet as a .doc or .pdf
Still-images should be uploaded as jpegs, should be at least 1000px at their widest dimension, not to exceed 2MB per image. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
Video samples should be edited to no longer than 2-minute excerpts. It is strongly preferred that video & audio artists submit their work online through clips or URL addresses to online sharing formats like hulu, vimeo, youtube, or dropbox. Videos submitted as uploaded files should be submitted as Quicktime files whose width is no larger than 720px and file size is no larger than 10MB (as that is the largest file eligible for upload on our entry software). Please only submit video art or video documentation of an art piece that requires video to be fully experienced. Do not send video walk-throughs of static exhibitions or video slide shows. While web-hosted submissions are strongly preferred, video and audio samples can be submitted on CD if necessary. Please contact Kyle Hazard to make arrangements for CD delivery prior to February 15, 2018. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
Audio: Audio should be submitted as separate MP3 files. Each track should be no longer than 2 minutes. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
Web-based: Web-based work should be submitted as a URL listed in the work sample list. Please only submit web-based projects. A portfolio website that features audio/video art and still images will not be considered.
*Artists applying with still images only should send 5-10 jpegs. Artists applying with video only, should send 5 samples maximum. Artists applying with audio or web-based work only should apply with 5-10 samples. If you are sending a combination of file types, keep in mind that one video or audio file is equivalent to five jpegs and adjust your sample number accordingly.
Extra-submitted files will not be reviewed.
**PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS DO NOT HAVE TO BE OF COMPLETED WORKS**
You can submit jpeg drawings of what you expect the work will be like, or you can rely solely on images of past work and your written narrative to describe the work you are proposing. It's your call!
Incomplete or inaccurately assembled applications will not be considered. Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent via email. Please update your contact information if anything changes before you receive notification.
NOTES FOR ARTIST TEAMS
Teams of up to FOUR artists can apply for exhibitions with Red Hat. Artist team applications should describe the group's goals as well as the abilities of each group member. There must be one designated team contact who accepts responsibility for fielding questions about the application and project. In addition to the required items detailed above each team application must include:
Upload 5-10 samples of your work. All files should be named like so:01_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg, 02_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg, 03_LASTNAME_TITLE.mov, etc.
- A project statement describing the work and goals of the collaboration as well as the individual contributions of all team members.
- 5-10 work samples OR 3-5 two-minute segments of audio and/or video (or an appropriate combination of images video, audio, and web-based work-- see note in Part A). The work samples should include at least one example from each member of the group.
- A resume for each member of the group; grouped together and pasted into one text box.
VAE’s gallery space is fully accessible and we strive to make the submission process accessible as well. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter this exhibition or become a VAE member, please email Kyle or call 919.256.6856 for assistance. Visit our accessibility page for more information.
The selected proposal’s budget will be reviewed and approved by Red Hat staff to help cover, in-part, costs of the production of the work.
All entries will be handled with the utmost care and respect. VAE is not liable for artwork during transportation to or from the installation sight but does carry a blanket inland marine policy that covers most fine artworks and craft items up to $5,000. VAE reserves the right to refuse coverage to artwork with inherent vices, high values or that is deemed unstable. By entering into this show, the artist agrees to abide by all rules and regulations as set by exhibition guidelines.