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Call for Artists- B-Girl Be: A Celebration of Women in Hip-Hop
by Jim Pounds/Intermedia Arts
February 22, 2007
?B-Girl Be, Intermedia Arts’ annual celebration of women in hip-hop, is seeking submissions from female visual artists whose work demonstrates involvement in and knowledge of hip-hop culture.
CALL FOR EXHIBITION ARTISTS!
Intermedia Arts presents
B-Girl Be: A Celebration of Women in Hip-Hop
DEADLINE TO APPLY: FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007
??B-Girl Be, Intermedia Arts’ annual celebration of women in hip-hop, is seeking submissions from female visual artists whose work demonstrates involvement in and knowledge of hip-hop culture. This year’s B-Girl Be gallery exhibition, The Art of T&A: Truth and Activism, will be a multi-disciplinary, cutting edge exhibition that highlights the distinct aesthetics of hip-hop. ??Exhibit Dates: ?June 28-September 1, 2007 ?Intermedia Arts Gallery ?2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 55408 ??2007 B-Girl Be Exhibition Artists Guidelines and Required Application available at: www.IntermediaArts.org ?point to Programs/ B-Girl Be or call (612) 871-4444 to have them sent in the mail ?
Deadline for Work Samples and Application Submissions: Friday, March 30, 2007
??Application Process ?B-Girl Be will consider applications from artists who work in the following media:
- Mixed and other visual mediums
?Artists of all experience levels, individual artists and collaborative teams are welcome. We encourage experimental and multimedia artists and collectors (i.e. albums, party flyers, concert ticket stubs, sneakers, etc.) to apply. ??Qualifications & Selection Criteria:
-Work submitted must be created by a woman or in collaboration with a woman
- Work must demonstrate knowledge of and/or involvement in hip-hop culture
- Work must be women-centered
- Work should push new boundaries and/or challenge definitions of women in hip-hop
?*Intermedia Arts has some restrictions in terms of size and form of pieces the gallery can accommodate. Please contact the Exhibition Curator before proposing work that is unusually large, heavy or fragile for the exhibition. ?????
?Review and Selection Process ?Artists for the exhibition will be selected through this open call for submissions. The B-Girl Be Exhibition Curator, Intermedia Arts’ Artistic Director, and a panel of hip-hop artists and organizers will review work samples and applications and select exhibition artists. ??Selected artists will be announced by April 16, 2007. ??The Exhibition Curator, in cooperation with the artists will choose artwork for the exhibit by April 30, 2007. Selected artwork is due to the gallery by June 6, 2007. ?
We hope artists will consider creating new work for this exhibition. We are especially interested in work that explores and expounds on the show title ‘The Art of T&A: Truth and Activism’?.
?Artists are responsible for the costs of shipping work to Intermedia Arts. B-Girl Be will pay for shipping costs to return work to the artists after the show. Please consider shipping costs when proposing artwork for exhibit. Artwork will be insured through Intermedia Arts. ?????
About B-Girl Be ?B-Girl Be is a multimedia festival encompassing the four elements of hip-hop (visual, dance, emcee/spoken word, dj) and more. The mission of BGB is to influence and inspire leadership to change the perceptions and roles of women in hip-hop for current and future generations. This mission was born from a desire to create bridges where women and girls can make connections, build confidence, sharpen skills, and access the tools to create and participate in music, film, poetry, rap, aerosol art and dance. ??2007 Expected Audience & Related Events ?The B-Girl Be Summit is the crescendo of B-Girl Be, and includes a fashion show, film screenings, tours, workshops and artist talks. The B-Girl Be program serves an international and all-inclusive audience, i.e., intergenerational, multi-ethnic, gender and sexual preference.
Intermedia Arts is a catalyst that builds understanding among people through art.
DeAnna Cummings, B-Girl Be Exhibition Curator
Jim Pounds, Marketing Manager
2007 EXHIBITION APPLICATION
Deadline for Submissions: Friday, March 30, 2007
____Cover page (You must submit the attached cover page or recreate a form with the
____ Work samples (limit 6 examples of work)
____ Resume or bio (no more than 1 page per artist)
____ Self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of work samples (optional)
Resume or Artist bio:
The artist resume must include name, address, day and evening phone numbers and email address. If this is a collaboration or group, include resumes of all involved parties, noting the role of each person’s involvement in the piece. (No more than 1 page per person.) ??Work samples: ?The following are acceptable work sample formats; artists may submit up to 6 examples of work) (please DO NOT send originals)
- 35mm slides or photographs (label each slide or photo with artists name, title of work, medium and dimensions)
- CD, DVD, zip disks or CD ROM (Mac and PC-compatible) (The outside of media should be labeled with artists name. Each image file name should include artists name, title of work, medium and dimensions)
- Audio or videotape (3/4â€? or VHS video cassettes, DVD or audio CDs, ten-minute maximum, cued to starting point, label with artists name, title of work and length)
- URLs if you are submitting a webpage(s)
- Please note your role in collaborative work (i.e., director, choreographer, set design, dancer, etc)
DeAnna Cummings, B-Girl Be Exhibition Curator, (612) 239-2925, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail or deliver to:
Attn: B-Girl Be Exhibition, Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls, MN 55408, USA
B-Girl Be Exhibition Curator, DeAnna Cummings: email@example.com
SUBJECT LINE: B-Girl Be 2007 Exhibit Application
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About B-Girl Be ??B-Girl Be is an annual summit and series of events, workshops, exhibits, and performances that celebrate women in hip-hop. ??The mission of BGB is to influence and inspire leadership to change the perceptions and roles of women in hip-hop for current and future generations. This mission was born from a desire to create bridges where women and girls can make connections, build confidence, sharpen skills, and access the tools to create and participate in music, film, poetry, rap, aerosol art and dance. ?B-Girl Be founders saw the need to tell the stories of women's contributions to hip-hop which are often ignored, marginalized and discounted.Â As is the case, in much of today's pop culture,Â women in hip-hop are too often spotlighted for their appearances and looks rather than their skills and messages. ?By giving women a space to explore, create and perform, we are strengthening from within and setting an example for younger women.Â WeÂ are unearthing a diverse resource of female role models and mentors for the next hip-hop generation of both boys and girls. ?The B-Girl Be 2006 Summit was the second event to formally showcase women in all the elements of hip-hopâ€”rap, aerosol art, turntablism and breaking. Over a weekend, we featured the work of over 200 local, national and international female artists through live performances, screenings, exhibitions, public lectures, panel discussions and creative workshops for women and girls. Featured artists included Asia One, Dr. Roxanne Shante, Faith 47, Lady Pink, Martha Cooper, Medusa, Muck, Pam the Funktress, Phem9, Rokafella, Stef, Silloette, Toofly and countless others. B-Girl Be reached over 4,000 people of diverse ages and backgrounds, including hundreds of young women and girls ages 16-35 years old, with a positive message of empowerment, unity and self-respect. An all-female team of curators, advisors and volunteers incubated, produced and performed throughout the event, making it a truly community-created project. B-Girl Be displayed the power that women can have when they unite forces. ???Timeline: 2006 B-Girl Be Exhibition and Events
-March 30, 2007: Deadline for exhibition submissions of work samples and application
- April 13, 2007: Panel review of exhibit artistsâ€™ submissions
- April 16, 2007: Exhibit artists notified of selection
- April 30, 2007: Specific artwork for exhibition finalized
- June 6, 2007 Exhibition artwork due to Intermedia Arts
- June 11-June 21, 2007: Exhibit installed
- June 28, 2007: B-Girl Be Gallery Exhibition Opening Reception June 28-July 1, 2007: B-Girl Be Summit (exhibition tours, fashion show, aerosol mural, key-note speaker, performances, classes)
- July 9-September 1, 2007: B-Girl Be Exhibition continues September 9- September 21, 2007: Artwork returned to artists
B-GIRL BE 2006 EXHIBITION: COVER PAGE
DeAnna Cummings, B-Girl Be Exhibition Curator, (612) 239-2925, firstname.lastname@example.org
City, State, Country, Zip/Postal Code
Description of work samples included - Sample #, Title, Dimensions, Medium, your role
*Self-addressed stamped envelope included: ____yes ____no
Brief description of how your work reflects involvement in or knowledge of hip-hop culture and why you want to participate in the B-Girl Be exhibition. Does your work speak to, expound on, reflect, dissect, reference the show title ‘The Art of T&A: Truth and Activism’?