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Call for Artworks

Disturbances in the Field

Prince George, British Columbia

Deadline: January 31, 2017

Far Afield is seeking submissions of artworks for its inaugural project: Disturbances in the Field.  Taking place in the late spring of 2017, this project will involve an exhibition and public programming. 

Disturbances in the Field will forefront the experimental work being done by artists in the region, and provide a platform for these practices to be shared with the wider arts community across the country. The title of the project gestures towards unexplained phenomena: crop circles or drifting lights; but rather than satiating on the mystery of it all, the project endeavours to become the source of disturbance itself. The field in which this disturbance takes place is a reference that is forked into a divining rod of sorts. It points to the field as it has come to be understood as a discipline, or a branch of knowledge, and the field as a rural or distant site. Through experimental practices, disruption, agitation and upheaval, Disturbances in the Field will seek to complicate our understanding of the field of contemporary art by working outside the purview of the metropolis.

Artists interested in showing work in the exhibition, or making a contribution to the public programming, are welcome to apply. All mediums are being accepted, including performance, drawing, installation, sculpture, and video. Artists from any career stage who display a focus on working with experimental practices are eligible to apply. 

To apply, please include:

  1. A 100-word artist statement (.pdf format);
  2. A 500-word statement about the artwork (.pdf format);
  3. A portfolio of 5 to 10 images of your work in (.jpg forma) [*please indicate whether the work you provide in the portfolio is the work that you intend to exhibit or not];
  4. An image list that provides the title, medium, date, dimensions, and any other relevant information for the images in the portfolio (.pdf format).

All applications should be sent in a zipped format to Caitlin Chaisson via email:               caitlin [dot] chaisson @ gmail [dot] com. Any questions regarding the event or the application process can also be directed to Caitlin Chaisson. 

The selected artists will be paid CARFAC artist fees.