Calls For Art


Call For Proposals: New Media/Film/Performance

TODAY

This is earthquake weather! Honor and Hunger Walk Lean Together.

…in the spirit of Langston Hughes we are sending out this CALL FOR PROPOSALS to artists, activists, performers, writers, scholars, and all protectors and nourishers of our intellectual freedom and humanity. It’s time to express our discontent, outrage and demands.

Jersey Art Exchange (JAX), a non-profit Art Gallery & Community Space, is seeking proposals for a 3-month long new media exhibition. Work will critically engage with the emergent ‘Trump World’ we now find ourselves living in. In particular, we are looking to showcase work that consider the fears and aspirations of marginalized communities, offering the means for forming alliances against emergent forces that threaten them, and providing a venue for making invisible struggles visible through the reactivation of public spaces for community benefit. We hope to materialize critical new ways of seeing inequality and power, and provide a space for passionate dreaming of radical utopias.

About JAX

JAX is a coalition of artists, educators, technology experts, business owners, and families that work to create an arts community that will inspire neighborhood consciousness in Jersey City, NJ. JAX provides a venue for exhibiting critically engaged exhibitions, nurturing local artists, and educating the next generation.

JAX embraces its diverse community and gives special attention to works created by people of color, about people of color, or that give voice to marginalized communities. JAX nurtures creative acts that offer critical reflections on the world and promotes positive change through arts exhibition in Jersey City.

Please submit work in digital art, computer graphics, computer animation, virtual art, Internet art, interactive art, video games, computer robotics, 3D printing, filmmaking, sound art / electroacoustic music, photography, installation art, performance art. Proposal should include: Images or video clips with a short description of the proposed work, artist contact information and brief bio(s): to jarias@thejax.online

Deadline for Proposals: February 21 Decisions: Feb. 25

Exhibition Dates: March 3 – May 15, 2017

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Call For Proposals: Public Art – Video Projections, Jersey City, NJ

TODAY

This is earthquake weather! Honor and Hunger Walk lean Together.

…in the spirit of Langston Hughes we are sending out this CALL FOR PROPOSALS to artists, activists, performers, writers, scholars, and all protectors and nourishers of our intellectual freedom and humanity. It’s time to express our discontent, outrage and demands, and display them for all to see across the public surfaces of the City of Jersey City.

Jersey Art Exchange (JAX), a non-profit Art Gallery & Community Space, is seeking proposals for a series of city-wide video projections in public spaces. Work will be projected onto culturally significant buildings and environments throughout the neighborhoods of Jersey City, which will critically engage with the emergent ‘Trump World’ we now find ourselves living in. In particular, we are looking to showcase videos that consider the fears and aspirations of marginalized communities, offering the means for forming alliances against emergent forces that threaten them, and providing a venue for making invisible struggles visible through the reactivation of public spaces for community benefit. Through projections of text, image and motion, we hope to materialize critical new ways of seeing inequality and power, and provide a space for passionate dreaming of radical utopias imbricated within the city’s skin. Work should suit the nature of Public Art, and be conscious of both the landscapes the work will inhabit, the publics that it will address, and the temporality of viewing. 

Please submit images or video clips with a short description of the proposed work, possible sites you would consider for hosting the projection, artist contact information and brief bio(s): to jarias@thejax.online

Series will run throughout the month of March 2017.