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CALL FOR EXHIBITION ARTISTS: Dimensions of the Indigenous


CALL FOR EXHIBITION ARTISTS:Discover This! and Intermedia Arts presents Dimensions of Indigenous

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 7, 2011

Discover This! in partnership with Intermedia Arts’ will host our 4th annual art exhibition, Dimensions of Indigenous, and is seeking submissions from Indigenous visual artists whose work demonstrates involvement in and knowledge of decolonization, building cultural identity and resisting further colonization of any kind.

We define indigenous as anyone who identifies with being indigenous to their homeland and acknowledges that colonization occurred in their homeland.

This year’s Discover This! gallery exhibition, Dimensions of Indigenous, will be a multi-disciplinary, exhibit with artwork featuring youth and adult artists.

TIMELINE October 10, 2012 Selected artists notified November 9 , 2011 Exhibition artwork due to Intermedia Arts EMAIL YOUR BIO, PHOTOS AND/OR WEBLINKS TO: November 13-16, 2011: Exhibit installed November 17: Exhibition Opens to the Public with reception 6:30-8:30 PM November 17-January 14, 2012: Exhibit Run January 17-21, 2012: Artwork pick up

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 6PM, October 7, 2011 Note: THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DEADLINE. Applications must be received by 6PM

Mail, Email or Hand-Deliver to: Intermedia Arts Attn: VERVE 2822 Lyndale Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55408

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Artists of all experience levels, individual artists and collaborative teams are welcome. We will consider applications from artists who work in the following media:

• Drawing • Painting • Photography • Sculpture • Collage • Aerosol • Airbrush • Fashion • Mixed and other visual mediums • Film/Web/Video

QUALIFICATIONS & SELECTION CRITERIA • Work submitted must be created by an Indigenous person • Work must demonstrate involvement in and knowledge of decolonization, building cultural identity and resisting further colonization of any kind. • Work must be indigenous-centered; cultural, political, personal, etc.

*Intermedia Arts has some restrictions in terms of size and form of pieces the gallery can accommodate. Specifically for this year, sculptural/3D work should be able to be shelved on walls or rigged from the ceiling; work requiring pedestals or vitrines cannot be accepted because of limited floor space for events. Please contact the Intermedia Arts staff before proposing work that is unusually large, heavy or fragile for the exhibition.

SELECTION PROCESS Artists for the exhibition will be selected through this open call for submissions. Discover This! and Intermedia Arts’ Director will review work samples and applications and select exhibition artists.

Selected artists will be announced by October 10, 2011.

Artists are responsible for the costs of shipping work to and from Intermedia Arts. Discover This! will not be able 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 while onsite.

About Discover This! Discover This! has grown out of the collective work of the local underground hip hop movement, political and cultural resistance groups and the daily efforts of good people working to reconnect to who we are and realize the impact of colonization. The roots of this art show began with the first Anti-Columbus day march and hip-hop show in 2002. Since then, people have been asking for the show to expand and that is when we added the art show in 2008. This year we hope to engage more people and bring to the front our collective expression and experiences around all that is indigenous.


ABOUT INTERMEDIA ARTS As Minnesota’s premier multidisciplinary, multicultural arts center, Intermedia Arts builds understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists and audiences to make changes in their lives and communities. We are a nationally recognized leader in empowering artists and community leaders to use arts-based approaches to solve community issues. From graffiti art to digital technology to performance art to spoken word, we work from the community up to unearth and enliven new and emerging artists and art forms while challenging and exploring the role of art in our lives. By stimulating civic dialogue and giving voice to the issues and experiences of underrepresented communities locally, nationally and internationally, we contribute to a stronger, healthier society.

Intermedia Arts is a catalyst that builds understanding among people through art.