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Jackson Heights Arts Festival – Open Call




Hibridos Collective is seeking proposals for artworks and art education activities as part of the upcoming Jackson Heights Arts Festival on Saturday, June 22nd (rain date: Sunday, June 23rd) at the 37th Road Plaza (Diversity Plaza, located between 73rd Street and 74th Street).

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Jackson Heights Arts Festival is an initiative to build on the local arts community, increase the visibility of artists that live and work in the neighborhood, promote community-based arts practices and open a dialogue for empowerment through the arts. This outdoor festival provides a space for local artists to create and explore art programs that inspire residents and visitors to take an active role to improve the neighborhood. Artists are encouraged to reflect on the neighborhood’s CULTURAL DIVERSITY, LIFESTYLES, FAITHS and HISTORY, as well as issues related to SEXUAL ORIENTATION, IMMIGRATION, GENTRIFICATION, LABOR, and DISCRIMINATION, among others. This event is part of Making {Art} Spaces, a broader effort initiated by Hibridos Collective to create public art spaces through collaboration with other artists, neighbors, and local stakeholders.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL: Interested artists (collectives and teams are welcome) may submit proposals for ART EDUCATION ACTIVITIES and/or ART EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES addressing the topics suggested, but not limited to the description given above. Queens-based artists of all ages, skill level, and craft, especially from Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst, are strongly encouraged to apply:

1. Call for art educators!
Proposals may include interactive projects, participatory activities, or artworks to be created on-site. Proposals that utilize repurposed materials are highly encouraged. $200 honorarium will be awarded to each artist or collective selected for the festival.

2. Call for exhibiting artworks!
Artworks may include, but are not limited to, music, painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture, performance art, interactive art, design, architecture, and site-specific installation. Stipend for materials will be provided on a case-by-case basis.

– Artist’s contact information, full name(s) and/or alias.
– Artist’s bio and/or statement (1-2 paragraphs).
– Proposed artwork or activity information (title, date, materials, size, requirements, etc. 2 – 4 paragraphs).
– 2-5 images or videos of past work (300 dpi or lower, no larger than 2MB each, JPG, PDF, and/or MOV preferred).
– Optional: supporting materials (2-5 images or videos of proposed work, website, press links, youtube links, etc.).

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR COMPLETE PROPOSAL TO: and include in the subject line “JHAF: Educator”, “JHAF: Exhibitor” or “JHAF: Educator + Exhibitor”.

Proposals must be received by Sunday, June 2nd, 2013, to be eligible for consideration.

ABOUT HIBRIDOS COLLECTIVE: Hibridos Collective (pronounced e-bree-dos) is an interdisciplinary collaborative working to re-envision spaces through community-based arts practices.

Hibridos Collective organized the Jackson Heights Arts Festival in partnership with the Jackson Heights Beautification Group (fiscal sponsor) and Sukhi (community partner) in celebration of June in Jackson Heights and the Queens Art Express. This event is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funds generously provided by Citizens Committee for New York City and Coro’s Immigrant Civic Leadership Program.

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