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In-Kind Displays and Grants of Media Artwork
to USA Artists in an Urban Setting

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Deadline Date:

09/27/17 5:00 PM PDT


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In-kind Grants and Grants of $500 to USA artists for electronic displays of their media artwork in an urban Seattle storefront location. Selected artists will have the opportunity to display video/audio works of up to five minutes, for up to one year. Funding is intended to liven the urban atmosphere while giving artists an opportunity to expose their work.

Four screens, adjacent to Gallery4Culture, are visible to the public from Prefontaine Place South, a busy thoroughfare, with more than 20,000 people traveling by on foot, car, bike, or bus each day. Works are displayed in rotation during presentation hours, generally, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.

4Culture is seeking electronic artworks for e4c. Up to twelve artists will be selected to present from one (1) to three (3) artwork(s) based on completed or proposed media work, for a period of up to one year. Media artists working in all genres are encouraged to apply. Due to the transitory nature of the audience, works up to 5 minutes are desired. Additionally, because of the urban setting and sounds of the street, artworks should not be highly dependent upon sound.

e4c is comprised of four screens (each 1920 x 1080), located in 4Culture’s storefront windows, facing Prefontaine Place South. Two directional speakers are mounted on the exterior of the building, broadcasting sound to passersby. Artists may present the same work on all four screens or have different visuals on each screen (with one audio file).

Selected artists will also work with the e4c manager to create promotional materials including a press release, and materials for 4Culture’s social media and/or website. Each selected artist will receive a $500 honorarium to help defray related expenses. The artists’ name(s) and artwork title(s) will be posted on the monitors before the artists’ work(s) play. The artists retain all rights of the works submitted.

This fall, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is partnering with 4Culture to provide select media content for the exterior media screen at their headquarters in Seattle. Applicant’s artwork(s) may be considered for presentation at this site.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181954

Number of Grants:

Up to 12

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each selected artist will receive a $500 honorarium to help defray related expenses.

Term of Contract:

Selected artists will be sent a contract for services and will work with the e4c program manager to identify a launch date for their work within 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This opportunity is open to artists residing in the United States. Current members of 4Culture’s Board of Directors, Advisory Committees, employees and their immediate family, may not apply.

Pre-Application Information:

If applicable, selected artists must ensure that they have secured necessary talent releases and use rights. Works must respect and adhere to copyright and intellectual property law.

All applicants will be notified by email, about the selection of artwork(s) for the upcoming season.

The deadline is September 27, 2017 at 5 pm PDT.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal:

Heather Dwyer
(206) 263-1597

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