CALL FOR ARTISTS (in all media): Sandbox Project
THE SAN JOSE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART (ICA) INVITES WEST COAST ARTISTS TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR SITE SPECIFIC, IMMERSIVE, LARGE-SCALE INSTALLATIONS AT THE ICA.
In the Silicon Valley, the tech industry uses the term “sandbox” as a figurative place to experiment with new code or ideas. In a similar spirit, the ICA’s Sandbox Projects is a space that supports emerging and mid-career artists to experiment, take risks and develop works that would not otherwise be realized. Not limited to media, the program encourages site responsive, ambitious, architectural and large-scale works.
The ICA will award an artist/artist team with an honorarium (ranging from $1,500- $5,000) to design, create and complete an installation project. The honorarium can be used towards project expenses including materials, supplies, transit of artwork (both ways), travel, per diem, and artist fee. The ICA will additionally support the project with access to a team of professional preparators during install and de-install, provide marketing for project and host an exhibition opening.
The ICA will present a site-specific installation per season (approximately four site-specific installations/year) and each installation will be featured for approximately 3 months. This Call for Installation Proposals is for the 2020 and 2021 exhibition schedule. Artists should note that the ICA is looking for site specific and/or immersive installations. Site-specific refers to a work of art designed specifically for a particular location and has an interrelationship with that location. Installation art describes large-scale, mixed media constructions, often designed for a specific place or for a temporary period of time.