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CALL FOR PERFORMERS
Artist collective Sophie Farewell is seeking four (4) performers for their upcoming presentation of “However you do it…consider the stars” at Art in the Open (August 24).
We are looking for individuals who are interested in taking part in a tightly structured, highly improvised durational performance. Performers will act as “town criers” that holler short scripts that have be written by audiences via text message. “Town criers” holler the messages from atop a 16 foot sculpture (the Mountain or the Moon) for two hours. Specific qualities a performer will have include: the ability to be loud; not afraid of heights; can maintain focus for the duration of the performance; and can take direction.
Performers must be available during the week of August 19th for a short rehearsal. Performances will take place throughout the evening of August 24th.
We can offer a modest honorarium.
If you are interested in participating please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org<
About the project:
However you do it… consider the stars brings together elements of craft, performance, and civic participation to create a durational performance and interactive installation. A project in art and social engagement, However you do it…consider the stars is composed of two disguised scissor-lifts, each wrapped in a forty foot handmade quilt and topped with a stage set resembling either the “moon” or the “mountain”. The Moon and The Mountain function as elevated platforms for live performances by trained actors in the guise of “town criers” who call out short scripts generated by the crowd below. By anonymously text messaging or handwriting a note to the town criers, participants of However you do it…consider the stars create the opportunity to have their social, political and/or personal messages hollered into the night air and to the assemblage of individuals on the street. However you do it… consider the stars seeks to create new social relationships by antagonizing civic discourse. (oh, and don’t worry we don’t allow hateful, sexist, or similar messages to be yelled out.)
Calling Island Artists and Musicians!
This Town is Small is Small is putting together its first Small Town cookbook and are looking for your recipes. We want to know what our creative community is cooking ; whether breakfast or dinner, drinks or desserts. It doesn’t matter if you are a fancy pants in the kitchen or only know how to boil water, we’d love to know what’s going down yer hatches.
All proceeds from the final product will go directly back into projects for PEI’s creative community and presented by This Town is Small.
We just need 5 things from you: ( fill out the form below or…. email your submission to email@example.com)
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Island Artist- Damien Worth – Seeks images of structures
As a part of this year’s Art in the Open festival, visual artist Damien Worth is currently collecting images from the public for a media-based interactive art project. Based on the theme of structures, the images collected will be used to construct an immersive environment that acts as a collective portrait of Prince Edward Island. The artist is imagining the project as a metaphorical community barn raising – only the community is the whole of the Island and the barn is a digital art project.
Although “structures” may seem like a straightforward theme, Worth hopes people will run with ideas in creative ways: “I hope to gather a wide range of images from Islanders. I expect architectural constructions and landscape formations to be the bulk of what is submitted, but I am interested to see if and how people approach the theme of “structures” in more conceptual terms. Social structures, as well as economic, biological/molecular, and political structures are just a few other places people can go with the project.” Worth is looking for inventive and unique perspectives on the theme, but will consider all images submitted.
The project is open to all Prince Edward Island locals and visitors during the summer months. The deadline for image submissions is August 1st. If you are interested in being a part of this collective portrait of Island structures, please submit one digital image (jpeg, psd, or tiff) or 3D digital model (google sketchup) to firstname.lastname@example.org or as a personal message to Damien Worth on Facebook.
small town collaborations: a mentored residency
Deadline July 30th 2013
(Charlottetown) -this town is small inc. is seeking applications from Island artists to participate in the second edition of Small Town Collaborations, August 12th to 25th 2103 in Charlottetown, PE. The jury selected Island artist will work with a Mentor to create a finished artwork for Art in the Open contemporary art festival in 2013. They will also have the opportunity to present a public artist talk of their own work or present a technical public workshop. An artist fee of $1000.00 will be paid to the selected Island Artist and studio space will be provided.
Small Town Collaborations is a two week, mentor based artist residency that brings together established and emerging contemporary artists from diverse backgrounds to share and develop their technical skills, knowledge and professional practice. The residency results in an exhibited art piece that is presented at the Art in the Open Festival 2013, August 24 2013.
this town is small inc. is excited to host Nova Scotia based artist Will Robinson as this year’s Small Town Collaborations Mentor. Will Robinson’s conceptually-based practice uses a variety of processes and media, including kinetic sculpture, electronics, sound, film/video and performance. The impetus for his work often stems from encounters of an intimate or immediate nature.
Will Robinson has exhibited throughout Canada and Internationally. Drawn to his eclectic roster of completed residencies and community engagement projects, this town is small inc. anticipates the new ideas, new connections and new technical skills that will be shared and generated throughout this iteration of Small Town Collaborations.
Only artists currently living on Prince Edward Island can apply. Deadline is July 30 2013.
All applications received will be reviewed by a jury of cultural industry professionals. All applicants will be notified of the jury results no later than August 10th 2013.
this town is small .inc is Prince Edward Island’s only virtual artist run centre. this town is small is an artist-run non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding of contemporary art forms. Serving as a vehicle for communication among artists and between artists and the community this town is small encourages collaboration between all art forms to strengthen the position of contemporary art in P.E.I. and the Atlantic region.
For more information contact
this town is small – project coordinator
Festival Co-Coordinator / Co-curator – Art in the Open 2013