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.
If selected, all artist facilitators must attend a mandatory artist orientation in January 2014.
Community Engagement Curator, Riverside Art Make
Riverside Art Museum