OPEN CALL - 'FOLK'
WEST CORK CREATES 2022
West Cork Creates Exhibition 2022 is delighted to announce our 11th Summer Arts Exhibition which will run from August 5th - 27th (dates to be confirmed)
For the past 10 years, the annual West Cork Creates exhibition has showcased the best of the region’s arts and crafts during the busy Summer period.
West Cork Creates is calling on Cork-based Artists, Designers and Craftspeople from a diverse range of disciplines to create innovative, artistic responses to this year’s theme 'Folk.' It is a broad theme that should be freely interpreted and give scope for artists to respond in ways that are specific to their practice.
The word ‘Folk’ can simply refer to people, groups of people, tribes/clans or family members. The word also refers to ‘common’ people who are the representatives of local culture and beliefs as well as music, dance, history, costume, healing techniques, knowledge of plants and herbs, traditional arts and crafts. ‘Folk’ can also be used to describe traditional songs, drama, storytelling and other forms of oral communication.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for artworks in response to the ‘Folk’ theme.
The committee requests that artists submit a short description outlining their proposed artwork. The selection process will take place by end of March 2022. If selected, artists should make and supply new/original work for the exhibition, this helps us to keep the show feeling fresh and ‘cutting-edge’ each year.
The committee reserves the right to refuse work that has been shown in previous shows locally, as well as work that does not meet the required standard or fit with the theme ‘Folk.’
The Curator will decide how many pieces of work are displayed at a time, depending on space limitations and how the different artists’ work fits together.
The curator’s decision is final. It will not be possible to respond to queries relating to non - selection.
Please email your Proposal, short Artists biography and a minimum of 3 images of recent work with approx. dimensions and medium to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your proposal should be at least 250 words and meet the following requirements:
Explain how you have chosen to interpret the theme and apply it to your work
Describe the artistic media you plan to use
Outline the approximate size and dimensions of the pieces you are proposing to include
Ideally presented in the format of a PDF or text document (Word or similar) attached to your covering email, not written in the main body text. Images may be attached separately or included in your proposal document.
Deadline for Submissions: Sunday March 6th 2022
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