03.01.2017

REDCAT > 2018 international festival of live art and performance (USA)

REDCAT invites organizations and artists to propose projects to be included in an international festival of live art and performance art to be held in Los Angeles. The January 2018 festival is presented in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative of The Getty.

The festival will be celebrating and enhancing the important themes and goals of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Through a series of thematically linked exhibitions and programs, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA highlights different aspects of Latin American and Latino art from the ancient world to the present day. The call for proposals is open to all, but an important criterion will be the extent to which the proposed project and artists relate to the overall themes of the initiative.

The application process for funding is primarily designed for organizations and artists in Southern California, although these organizations can certainly propose projects with national and international artists. In some cases, subsidy may be available to support certain expenses for projects initiated by artists in other parts of the US or outside of the US — but it is recommended to have an organization in Southern California as a partner or collaborator. A partner artist or organization in Southern California is a non-profit organization, business, or individual.

During the January 2018 festival (preliminary dates are January 11 to 21, 2018), artists from Latin America and the U.S. will be featured in more than 25 distinct programs in multiple locations at participating institutions, as well as at other designated Festival sites in Greater Los Angeles. Programs may range from large-scale site-specific works or happenings to multi-artist evenings of solo and small-ensemble performance art presented in a club-like atmosphere. Projects may range from new work by contemporary artists to historical re-creations or responses to historical performances.

Project support will generally be allocated to non-profit organizations, but projects may also be proposed by unincorporated artists and artistic ensembles, which would be eligible to receive performance honoraria or partial commissioning or production support. Funding amounts will generally range from $2,000 for individual artist honoraria, up to $25,000 of funding for larger productions. Funds will rarely cover more than 50% of total project expenses. Project support may be in the form of a financial allocation, or a combination of direct financial support and production/technical assistance, especially for projects presented at a festival-operated venue.

Deadline: 12 January 2017

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