Wednesday, January 21, 2009

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Luminato Box 2009 (deadline March 6)

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Call For Proposals: Luminato Box 2009

Deadline: March 6, 2009

Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity seeks proposals for artworks to be exhibited in the Luminato Box. Luminato 2009 is June 5-14.

Urban infrastructure is comprised of contrived spaces that people occupy while the external environment changes, degrades, and fills with traces of daily life - traffic moves, currents drift, communication signals float. Communication | Environment is an exhibition that provides artists the opportunity to mediate between interior and exterior space and lend perception to the imperceptible elements of communication. Artworks by Canadian and international artists will transform the thoroughfares of Toronto's downtown core and alter perceptions as unsuspecting viewers traverse their familiar environs.

The Luminato Box is a temporary experimental gallery extending the theme of communication that will be constructed in Sam Pollock Square, Brookfield Place. In this simple white room, a new artist or collective will be presented each day of the festival (ten artists over the ten days of Luminato). Participating artists will be selected by the Luminato curatorial team led by Robert VanderBerg, Associate Producer, Visual Arts and Public Installations, and will receive $1,000 towards the production of the artwork.

Luminato is calling all artists, designers, architects, and creative people to submit proposals for artworks and other creations in all media to be presented in the Luminato Box.

All proposals must relate to the exhibition theme of "communication."
Each successful
applicant will receive $1,000 towards the production and presentation of the

Selected artworks must be installed and removed by the artist or creator on the same day of exhibition (installation: 6:00am - 8:00am; removal: 10:00pm - 11:00pm).

One technician will be supplied to assist with installation and removal.

All proposals must conform to the restrictions of the box:

Dimensions: 26' x 26'
Power: 1 (one) 15 amp circuit

Submissions should be emailed to Robert VanderBerg, Associate Producer, Visual Arts and Public Installations, at and should include the following:
- A brief description of the concept (300 words max.; DOC file format or PDF)
- Up to 4 images or sketches of the proposed work or images of relevant previous works (1 MB max. per image; JPEG file format)
- Current CV or résumé (DOC file format or PDF)
- Production budget (if in excess of $1,000 please indicate sources of additional funding)
*In consideration for the environment no hard copy submissions will be accepted. For alternate delivery please contact Robert VanderBerg at (416) 368-3100 ext. 234.

All submissions must be received no later than 5:00pm on March 6, 2009. Submissions received after this date will not be considered. Selection of artists will be completed by the Luminato curatorial team by Friday, March 27, 2009.

For 10 extraordinary days in June, the vibrant city of Toronto's stages, streets and public spaces are illuminated with arts and creativity. Luminato is an annual multidisciplinary celebration of theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts, design, and more. Luminato 2009 is June 5-14.


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