3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

CALIFORNIA-based, EMERGING Artist Commissions

It’s not too late to participate in the 2nd Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge (June 4-8, 2008)

With support from the James Irvine Foundation, ZERO1 is seeking to commission the new presentation of two works for the 01SJ Festival by emerging, California-based artists.

The commissions are $5,000 each with $500 for travel and lodging expenses.

The work can be in any media in visual arts, performing arts, moving image, and interactive arts.

Projects will be juried based on the goals of “Intersections,” an Irvine-supported commissioning program by ZERO1 to support emerging California artists in the creation of new work that uses technology to create transformative experiences with an emphasis on works that intersect with a particular place or community and engage audiences in innovative ways. See http://01sj.org/?page_id=34 for more information about Intersections.

Projects can take place / be sited anywhere within the downtown core of San Jose, although some preference will be given to nodal areas of the 01SJ Festival:

  • Circle of Palms
  • Chavez Plaza (especially Saturday, June 7)
  • SOFA district along 1st St. (especially Subzero, Friday night, June 6)
  • the Passeos between Chavez Plaza and San Jose State University
  • San Jose City Hall
  • San Jose State University near the San Jose Public Library

More information about other programs of the 01SJ Festival can be found at http://01sj.org

Other areas, including indoor sites will be considered, but all projects must obtain any necessary permits and permissions (with the help of ZERO1).

To submit a proposal email the following information with INTERSECTIONS in the subject header to intersections[at]yproductions[dot]com

  • Brief statement about the project and its relation to Intersections
  • Detailed description of the project including rough installation and site diagrams and / or performance plans
  • Budget
  • CV or bio or link
  • Links to online examples of no more than 5 past works

Artists must live and work in California and be considered “emerging.” The definition of an emerging artist is contextual. ZERO1 seeks to support those artists who have significant potential yet who are under-recognized and have not received acknowledgment as established creators from fellow artists and other arts professionals. Examples of recognition and acknowledgment include exhibitions, reviews, commissions, performances, grant awards, residencies, fellowships, publications and productions. Factors such as race, gender and geography can play a role in determining whether or not an artist is emerging. The term emerging refers to artistic development, professional accomplishment and recognition, not to stylistic evolution within an artist’s work.

Submissions are due via email only by 10:00 pm PST on Friday, May 9.

The commissions will be selected by Monday May 12. Projects must be installed by midnight, Wednesday, June 3 and be on site through Sunday June 8 or be performed sometime June 4-8, 2008.

Further information and questions: intersections[at]yproductions[dot]com