October 4, 2013

Riverside Art Museum Call for Artists

Written by  Riverside Art Museum

The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) is soliciting artist proposals as part of RAM’s Riverside Art Make project that is taking place in April-May 2014 and 2015. Funded in part by a City of Riverside Arts and Culture Grant and the Exploring Engagement Fund for Priority Regions from the James Irvine Foundation, the Riverside Art Make will produce art happenings that evoke a sense of shared community among neighbors, families, and friends who live, work, and play in the city.

RAM is seeking artists currently engaging in public art activity, community outreach, and art education to facilitate a series of art happenings in four Riverside neighborhoods. RAM is seeking fun, interactive, experimental projects that create and increase opportunities for community participation in the arts. Projects will ideally place artists in the role of facilitators who can connect participants in the community to art through making, performing, and learning.

Proposals should include ideas for art happenings, e.g., public events that include elements of chance, performance, and/or are seemingly spontaneous. Happenings might reflect aspects of everyday life and confront or dismantle conventional notions of art. These happenings will occur over three consecutive weekends in April or May in 2014 or April or May in 2015 and will be 2-3 hours in duration. Happenings should be structured to allow participants to create new original work – either something to take home or a community piece to be exhibited. Happenings in 2014 and 2015 will be in the following four neighborhoods in non-traditional venues: Eastside, La Sierra, Magnolia Center, and Mission Grove/Orange Crest. Artwork created at happenings and photographs of the events will be displayed at a non-traditional public art venue.

Selected artists will be awarded a stipend as well as a modest materials/building budget.

Proposal Deadline Extended: November 22, 2013 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If selected, all artist facilitators must attend a mandatory artist orientation in January 2014.

The application is attached here. For more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Carolyn Schutten

Community Engagement Curator, Riverside Art Make

Riverside Art Museum


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