{Re}HAPPENING 2015
PROJECT PROPOSAL GUIDELINES & INSTRUCTIONS

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: December 15, 2014

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) and The Media Arts Project (MAP) invite regional, national and international artists working in all visual and performing arts disciplines to submit proposals for {Re}HAPPENING 2015. This annual celebration honors the dynamic artistic legacy of Black Mountain College and pays tribute to the school’s innovative approach to the creative arts and sciences, taking place this year on Saturday April 4th 3pm-10pm. {Re}HAPPENING serves as platform for contemporary artists to share their response to the vital legacy of Black Mountain College by returning to its original site in the present day.

Proposals for {Re}HAPPENING should consider the innovative spirit of Black Mountain College and the site-specific, experimental nature of the event. Artists are encouraged to take risks by incorporating spontaneity, audience participation and/or interdisciplinary modes of art-making into their projects. {Re}HAPPENING takes place on the grounds of the former Black Mountain College (currently Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC) and re-imagines the tradition of Saturday night parties and performances. The grounds and buildings offer an array of sites for artists to utilize as the setting for their work – including forests, fields, hiking trails, tennis courts, a target range, roundhouse, lodges and cabins, and a large gymnasium – all against the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Lake Eden. This year’s event will begin at 3pm and conclude by 10pm. Artists might consider the visual impact of their work in relation to the shifting quality of light in their planning.

Interested applicants should familiarize themselves with the buildings and grounds at Camp Rockmont and, if possible, include as much information about his/her ideal location. A map of the site is available at http://www.themap.org/grants/aboutrehap.html The {Re}HAPPENING Planning Committee will work with all accepted artists to secure the best location for everyone.

 

SELECTED ARTIST GUIDELINES
Artists’ projects are self-directed and artist-produced. Each artist must provide his/her own equipment and take responsibility for installing in a timely manner.

Alterations of structures and grounds is not permitted; all works must be temporary and leave no trace. The {Re}HAPPENING Planning Committee will make final decisions regarding appropriateness of materials and installation methods.

{Re}HAPPENING is a volunteer organized event. The Planning Committee will answer questions along the way, give feedback, and provide support to artists when possible.

Each selected project will receive a $200 honorarium. Although additional funding is not available for travel or materials, shared lodging is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists are encouraged to seek outside funding in the form of grants or institutional support. Letters of support for selected projects are available upon request.

Artists must be present for installation, the event, and de-installation of the works. Artists are responsible for the delivery and installation of the work to and from the location. Access to the site will be available at least 24 hours in advance. Projects must be ready by noon on Saturday April 4, 2015 and removed by 4pm on Sunday April 5, 2015.

A proposed location is not guaranteed upon acceptance. Site visits will be scheduled in February, which will allow artists to tour the grounds and become familiar with the campus. Final decisions on project site locations will be confirmed by the {Re}HAPPENING Planning Committee at that time.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA
The {Re}HAPPENING Selection Committee, comprised of gallery curators, art administrators and educators, prioritizes work that reflects the pioneering spirit of Black Mountain College’s alumni and faculty. The committee will consider how project proposals relate to the site and feasibility of successful completion. Projects that are site specific, interactive, collaborative, multi-disciplinary and/or experimental in nature are strongly encouraged.

 

HOW TO APPLY

1. Download the PDF application.
2. Fill out all required text fields including: contact info, artist bio, artist statement, project proposal, and additional info.
* If your project is collaborative, please discuss this aspect in your narrative. Group projects should have a designated project leader submit the package and serve as the primary contact.
3. Save and title the form: “Last name_First name.pdf eg: Smith_Anne.pdf
4. Submit the completed pdf as an attachment to rehappening@gmail.com with “SubmissionRH2015” in the subject line. Any form that is incorrectly completed will be automatically disqualified.

 

TIMELINE

December 15, 2014 Deadline for artist project proposals
January 15, 2014 Notification of accepted projects
February TBA, Kick-off party for participating artists and Chance Operations teams announced.
February TBA, Site visits to Camp Rockmont; sites assigned
March 1, 2015, Project updates and photos due for press purposes
April 3– April 4, 2015, Installation/set-up of projects on site.
April 4, 2015, {Re}HAPPENING 3 P.M. TO 10 P.M.
April 5, 2015, Works removed from site by 4 p.m.

Please direct all questions to Ursula Gullow at mapwnc@gmail.com