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Submit your proposal today... Submission review is ongoing.
There is no entry deadline, as we are always accepting submissions, which will be
reviewed periodically by AMUM staff.
The selected artist will be notified by February 12th.
The winning proposal receives
an honorarium of $250, museum sponsored online publicity on AMUM's .edu website and
our social media presences (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Vimeo). Your ArtLab opening
reception will share the larger reception of AMUM's new exhibition opening, which
will add to the abundance of viewers who will see your work in addition to the viewers
you bring in through your own publicity and the aforementioned publicity offered by
AMUM's Media Specialist. However, the highest incentive is the opportunity, for emerging
and established artists alike, to showcase your most experimental artwork installation
within a dedicated museum space. ArtLab offers all the benefits of exhibiting within
a museum environment, which includes track lighting options, multiple electrical outlets,
and a protected camera surveilled setting. Your work will be secure within the safe
climate controlled museum as priceless artifacts and contemporary exhibitions.
Space Dimensions: 485 square ft, 87 running ft, and 10 ft ceiling.
About ArtLab: The Experimental Art Space
AMUM's ArtLab is intended to be a space for new, experimental, unreviewed, non-mainstream,
and otherwise under-represented work that demonstrates the potential to broaden boundaries
for the understanding of expression and ideas. Download the prospectus below, and
please note that artists who exceed the minimal requirements of the prospectus will
fair better than artists with proposals that are too vague.) Please note that travel
and shipping expenses are not covered by the museum and are the responsibility of
the exhibiting ArtLab artist. Therefore, while this call is open to all artists, nevertheless,
it is necessary for the artist to deliver and install his/ her own work or have an
appointed installer or representative who can install your work to your specifications.
The Museum Media Specialist will assist in the installation, but the artist should
be involved physically as well as through blueprint. In short, it is advantageous
to local artists to apply, and yet any artists with the energy and ambition to make
it happen is eligible.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK
(By mail or in person by dropping off to the front desk at
AMUM with the following labeling.)
ArtLab Selection's Committee Chair
The Art Museum of The University of Memphis
142 CFA Building
Memphis, TN 38152
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED
Now accepting electronic submissions: Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
directly through e-mail if under 15mb or to the above e-mail address through yousendit.com
if between 15mb and 50mb or wetranfer.com
if under 2 gigabytes. Your submission e-mail's subject should state ArtLab Proposal
Period/ Fall, Spring, or Summer.
Precautions: Please note that certain substances are not allowed within The Art Museum
of The University of Memphis due to safety precautions and equally important due to
the protection of all art and artifacts housed within the museum. Therefore, do not
submit proposals that include fog machines, water vapor or any other vapor, sparks,
fire, weapons, or anything that could hurt another human being.In short, make sure
your art proposes an idea that is safe and produces no harmful circumstances that
could jeopardize any of the other artworks in the museum. With the aforementioned
stated, now let your imagination run wild.
Artists interested in showing their work in this space may download the ArtLab prospectus