DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Apply through the online application HERE.
FINCH LANE FLASH PROJECTS GENERAL INFORMATION:
Through a new initiative, the Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Finch Lane Gallery is opening its gallery spaces for short-term, interdisciplinary, community-oriented, and/or experimental projects in 2020. The goal of Finch Lane Flash Projects is to supplement resources for emerging to established individuals and groups by providing professional opportunities for those working in various arts and cultural practices. As a non-commercial space, Finch Lane Gallery is able to support a range of projects, artworks, and events to re-imagine the use of the Finch Lane Gallery spaces and to further community engagement in the arts by providing space, visibility, and an audience to share new works with.
Individuals and groups are invited to take over the galleries with their various “flash” projects, which may vary in length from several minutes to several days during the allotted times. Applicants must complete the online application by Monday, October 21st at 5:00 p.m. to be considered for these opportunities.
EXAMPLE PROJECTS (but not limited to):
Performances (dance, music, etc); interdisciplinary arts festivals; sound/audio works; fashion shows; literary events; workshops; experimental film screenings; community gatherings; multi-disciplinary panel discussions; short-term immersive art installations; research presentations; or other arts & culture related projects.
FLASH PROJECT DATES:
- Session 1: Tuesday, March 3 – Saturday, March 7, 2020
- Session 2: Tuesday, June 9 – Saturday, June 13, 2020
- Session 3: Tuesday, September 22 – Saturday, September 26, 2020
The Finch Lane Gallery can provide projects with gallery space, basic digital media technology (projector, media players, TV monitor), banquet tables, seating, pedestals, half-kitchen, and visibility on Salt Lake City Arts Council social media platforms. Finch Lane Flash Projects provides a $200 honorarium per project; applicants are responsible for all other associated costs and materials.
SPACE: *We recommend visiting the space to become familiar with it and determine if it’s appropriate for your project. The galleries are open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.*
Total Maximum Occupancy: 150
- Approximately 918 square feet
- Walls 100” high
- Multiple pedestals (varying sizes) for 3D work
- Approximately 550 square feet
- Walls 100” high
- Multiple pedestals (varying sizes) for 3D work
- Access to outdoor patio
This Call for Entries is open to Utah-based individuals, groups, and organizations regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political affiliation, or mental or physical disability. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate the ability to execute a project of the proposed scope and scale.
REVIEW CRITERIA & SELECTION PROCESS:
Applications are reviewed by the Salt Lake City Arts Council staff, and will be reviewed with the following considerations in mind:
- Completeness and clarity of the application;
- Applicant’s ability to execute the proposed project;
- Diversity in the types of Flash projects selected for the calendar year;
- New works that have not been exhibited elsewhere, or new iterations of ongoing projects;
- A demonstrated need for space or other related support;
- A component that is open and available to the public.
To be considered, applicants must be based in Utah and must submit all of the required materials. Emailed, mailed, or hand delivered materials will not be accepted.
Proposals must be submitted through https://slcartscouncil.submittable.com/submit. There is no fee to apply.
- Proposal: (250-500 words total) Applicants must submit a proposal outlining the project they would like to execute as part of Finch Lane Flash Projects. Proposals should include:
- A general description of the project. This should include anticipated Finch Lane spaces and resources to be used, as well as attendance of events, if applicable.
- A description of why this project is seeking use of the Finch Lane Gallery spaces. This may address the need for this type of arts or cultural project in Salt Lake City.
- A description of any setup or installation needs. Projects should be minimally invasive to the galleries, as Finch Lane is a historic building and the budget and duration of the Flash sessions do not allow for extensive buildout or installation.
- Projects may vary in length, from several minutes to several days. Proposals should clearly state which session the applicant is requesting, and any specific dates and times within that session.
- Current Resume/CV: (2 pages maximum per person) Applicants must submit a current resume/CV. For group projects, include the resume/CV of the main project organizers, compiled into one PDF.
- Bio: (50-100 words per person) Applicants must submit a short bio. For group projects, submit one bio per project organizer, compiled into one PDF.
- Examples of Work: Four-six examples of other completed projects or artworks. This could include images of recent work, videos of performance or panel discussions, photo documentation of workshops, writing samples of creative or non-fiction work, etc. Include examples that are similar or related to your proposal, if applicable. Video samples should be a maximum of 2 minutes. Images must be in jpg format and no larger than 2MB. Each file must include the applicant’s name, title of project, and date produced.
- Applications Due…………………………Monday, October 21, 2019
- Notification Letters Sent…………………Monday, October 28, 2019
- Flash Project Session 1……………………Tuesday, March 3 – Saturday, March 7, 2020
- Flash Project Session 2……………………Tuesday, June 9 – Saturday, June 13, 2020
- Flash Project Session 3……………………Tuesday, Sept 22 – Saturday, Sept 26, 2020
The Salt Lake City Arts Council will be responsible for the final selection of projects, social media and press releases, and providing access to the gallery and available on-site support during agreed upon hours. Each project will receive an honorarium of $200. For selected projects, project organizers will be asked to provide biographical materials, a project statement, and several images of similar works to be used for marketing purposes. Project organizers will be responsible for setup and breakdown of projects in the gallery. The Arts Council will provide basic media technology and tables/chairs as needed, but project organizers will be responsible for securing any additional resources. For large events, the project organizer is responsible for staffing the duration of the event. All projects must be approved by the Arts Council prior to their execution. The Arts Council reserves the right to make final decisions on which projects are appropriate for a gallery within a publicly funded space, and may request alterations or cancel projects at its discretion.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the application, or to discuss if your project would be a good fit. We are here to provide support and answer questions as we launch this new initiative.
Visual Arts and Community Outreach Manager