Sunday, June 9, 2013

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2013/2014 Working Artist Project

2013/2014 Working Artist Project 

DEADLINE for submissions:
Sunday, June 30, 2013
@ 11:30pm

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) is pleased to announce the call for submissions for MOCA GA's 2013/14 Working Artist Project (WAP). As with past years, a guest juror will review all submissions and select three (3) of the best and brightest visual artists from the metropolitan Atlanta area to receive the project award. WAP is a fellowship program to support established visual artists of merit who reside in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  This initiative provides an unparalleled level of support for individual artists, expands the Museum's mission, and promotes Atlanta as a city where artists can live, work, and thrive. MOCA GA supports artists by granting a major stipend to create new work; by presenting a solo exhibition of the new work; by producing an accompanying exhibition catalogue; and by providing a paid studio apprentice over the course of one year.  WAP is supported by a grant from The Charles Loridans Foundation.


Click here  to go to the MOCA GA website for details about the application process, and about artist eligibility and requirements. Please read all details carefully as there are new submission requirements.

This year, Franklin Sirmans, the Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), will be serving as juror for the upcoming round of artists' submissions.

From 2006 to 2010, Sirmans was the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Menil Collection in Houston, TX, where he organized exhibitions including NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, Maurizio Cattelan: Is There Life Before Death, Steve Wolfe: On Paper and Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964-66.   The latter two traveled to LACMA, where Sirmans has also organized the museum's presentation of Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals, Color and Form, Robert Therrien and Ends and Exits: Contemporary Art from the Collection of LACMA and the Broad Art Foundation.  He also coorganized the exhibition Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection.  Sirmans was the 2007 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize awarded by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. He has written extensively for catalogues and articles and reviews in publications such as The New York Times, Time Out New York, Essence, Parkett and Grand Street.  He is the artistic director of Prospect.3 New Orleans

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