Call to Animate Chalkboards and Bulletin Boards: Erring at King George

Deadline: Thursday, March 10th, 5:00pm.
Festival Dates: May 6-8 & 13-15, 2022

Public Energy Performing Arts is currently accepting proposals from artists of all disciplines, including visual artists, text-based artists, poets and performers to be considered for a special feature of our upcoming immersive art exhibition: Erring At King George in Peterborough.

The exhibition will see dozens of performing and visual artists as well as community groups taking over all three floors of the now closed King George Public School. Numerous artists will transform classrooms, hallways, offices and the gymnasium into exhibition and performance spaces.

Currently, we have a variety of chalkboards and bulletin boards available for transformation as part of this 2 weekend-long multi-arts festival.

Impermanence is built into the life of a festival and into the ways we use chalkboards and bulletin boards, where the lessons, notes, chalk drawings and graphs all quickly succumb to erasure and removal, becoming part of a long history of text and image-based communication. We would love to know how you would like to add to this transitory history!

While your work will be displayed for the duration of the Erring at King George, you can also propose to perform your work and effect changes to it over the course of the festival.

The boards range in size from 47” high x 15” wide to 47” high x 298” wide. We welcome both site-responsive and general proposals.

*Please note that proposals cannot include damage or any permanent changes to the chalkboards or bulletin boards. They must be returned to their original state at the close of the festival.

*Artist fees will be paid in accordance with CARFAC guidelines.

Your submission should include:

  1. A Proposal – 250 words maximum. Please tell us what you would like to do, and whether you are interested in using chalkboards, bulletin boards or both and what size works best for your proposal. Multiple boards within multiple rooms are possible.
  2. Support Material: five images of recent work, or one video, or two writing samples.
  3. Your CV.
  4. Artist Statement – 250 word maximum. Please tell us about you and your work.

Where To Submit

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