Call for Artists

Call for Artists

The PASEO, a nighttime art festival is seeking multimedia installation, performance, and projection art proposals for upcoming festivals which will fill the streets of the Taos Historic District. The PASEO creates a platform for temporary and participatory public art. We provide stipends to cover travel and artist fees.  Deadline for PASEO 2019 is January 1, 2019.

The PASEO 2019 Criteria

Festival Dates: September 13 and 14, 2019

The PASEO 2019 theme is “Connections.” The PASEO is seeking work that celebrates, contemplates, or questions our interactions with each other, nature, or the world. The PASEO seeks works that are immersive, site-responsive, participatory, and/or will make a dynamic impact within the Taos Historic District. The PASEO 2018 brought over 6,000 people to the streets of Taos to experience this annual celebration.

With this call, artists have the opportunity not only to be invited to present at PASEO, but become eligible for invitation to opportunities for additional year-round events and collaborations.

The Basics:

Art must be designed for nighttime viewing only.

Artists must be on site during the festival (typically 5 hours each night).

Submissions must be of fully executed projects. No concept proposals.

All work must be original and created by or under direction of the artists(s).

Collaborations are welcome.

Artwork must match type & quality submitted for jurying.

Artists are responsible for installing their own work. The Paseo team provides volunteers to assist.

As part of the application process new media artists are invited to submit proposals to the The PASEO Education Program. For 2019 The PASEO will include all ages in programming from the innovative educational program, STEMarts LAB that brings Paseo artists into every middle and high school in Taos County, to adult workshops and artists talks.


Please send the following to: with the subject line: “PASEO 2019 Submission.”

  1. Name of artist or collective
  2. Website and a short bio and/or CV
  3. Title of Installation (size, date)
  4. Brief statement of installation (include participatory elements)
  5. THREE Images (or videos) representing installation (may be low resolution, or a direct link to a website)
  6. Budget and technical requirements
  7. Optional: Educational Program proposal or interest

Now for the fine print. By sending your information you agree to the following…

Legal Agreement and Participation Liability Waiver

 By submitting this online application for The PASEO, the participant agrees to the terms and conditions of this participation liability waiver.

I the Artist as participant am at least 18 years old. If Artist is younger than 18, Artist must have guardian or parent consent and in lieu of participating in event, said guardian or parent agrees to waive all rights to sue hereunder after Artist reaches the age of 18.

Artist is aware that The PASEO Project, its board, advisors and any other supporting associations, volunteers and sponsors.

(“Event Coordinators”), do not insure or agree to be responsible for any theft, damage, or loss of any article. Artist agrees to accept any and all loss, theft, or damage resulting directly or indirectly from registrant’s participation in these events.

In return for the benefits provided by The PASEO, Artist agrees both not to sue or to hold the Event Coordinators liable or responsible for any loss, theft, or damage connected with artists participation in the event.

Artist understands that this release is intended to protect Event Coordinators as defined in this Waiver from any claim of negligence and agrees to indemnify Event Coordinators for any defense costs, if such costs should occur.

Artist agrees that this Waiver is a legally binding contract between Event Coordinators and Artist, is binding on Artist, Artist’s heirs, or anyone making a claim.

I have carefully read this agreement and fully understand its content. I sign this Waiver of my own free will.

I give The PASEO and its business sponsors for the Event permission to use images I have provided or taken during the event for promotional purposes.

By submitting an application for The PASEO I warrant that I am of legal age and that I have read and fully understand the foregoing terms of participation outlined in this The PASEO application.

RAIN POLICY: In the event that it should rain, management will make every reasonable effort to proceed with the event. If, due to inclement weather the festival grounds are deemed unsafe for staff, artists and/or festival patrons, we reserve the right to cancel the event at its sole discretion.

RULES OF CONDUCT: All artists are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, according to the rules of this agreement. Any unruly conduct, refusal to follow rules or damage to property will be considered grounds for expulsion from the artist and risk loss of final payment. Artist is fully responsible for any damage to Town or Private property.

All participants are responsible for their own replacement, comprehensive and liability insurance. Applicants must obey all pertinent safety codes, laws, including but not limited to, fire, safety and parking regulations.