Call for Artists

Call for Artists: PASEO 2019 Water/Culture

Nemcatacoa Teatro perform outside the Space Cloud at PASEO 2018

The PASEO 2019 regular call for entries is closed. Learn below about our PASEO 2019 Water/Culture Call.

The PASEO 2019 Water/Culture call is seeking artists to bring visibility to Northern New Mexico’s water culture and issues. Working with artists we wish to create more inclusive and imaginative planning processes, while seeking to provide benefits to the community through artistic installations and designs and educational opportunities.  We are seeking proposals for installations to creatively expand public knowledge and appreciation of the acequia networks downtown. Selected art activations will vary in media, scale and programming. The goal is to highlight the acequia network for the benefit of the local community and wider audience of visitors traversing the downtown. These installations will be featured at the PASEO 2019 festival, September 13th and 14th , with the opportunity for pre and post installation capacities. All these of the installations will be considered as an implementation for permanent installations.

APPLY HERE 

Call is live April 10th, 2019. You will be redirected to CaFE (online Call for Entries Website)
Deadline is May 25th, 2019. 

The PASEO is a festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance and projection to the streets of Taos, New Mexico. This two-day outdoor event, set in the high desert of Taos, New Mexico, is in its sixth year, and scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening, September 13rd and 14th, 2019.

The PASEO seeks work that is immersive, participatory, and/or will make a dynamic impact within the Taos Historic District during this evening festival, scheduled to start at sunset and runs to 11pm. PASEO 2018 brought over 6,000 people to the streets of Taos to experience this annual celebration.

For 2019 we are excited to enter the second phase of Acequia Aqui, in which the Paseo Project will build on the lessons and information gathered in phase 1 of the project to implement artistic projects that illuminate, celebrate, and educate the public about the historic downtown acequia network. Maps, essays, and Phase 1 materials of Acequia Aqui can be found here. https://paseoproject.org/acequia-aqui/

Selected art activations will vary in media, scale and programming. The goal is to highlight the acequia network for the benefit of the local community and wider audience of visitors traversing the downtown. These installations will be featured at the PASEO 2019 festival, September 13th and 14th , with the opportunity for pre and post installation capacities. All these of the installations will be considered as an implementation for permanent installations.

We will work closely with a number of partners to implement the project, including the Town of Taos, the Acequia Madre de Rio Pueblo, The Taos Valley Acequia Association, The NM Acequia Association, The Arts and Cultural District, Taos Mainstreet, The Taos Gallery Association, Taos Art Council, and a number of educational institutions and local businesses. Local acequia and cultural leaders have become increasingly aware of and engaged in the water issues facing Taos. There is tremendous opportunity to utilize arts and culture strategies to advance sustainable, integrated, and inclusive management of our community’s water resources. As creative thinkers and doers, artists can be powerful partners to water leaders seeking to reimagine traditional approaches to water planning and management, and connect with communities in new ways.

This project is generously sponsored by the LOR Foundation.

We look forward in working with artists and our community in 2019 illuminating our acequia during the PASEO 2019

The artists from Espacio la Nube work on the lighting system for the Space Cloud in preparation for PASEO 2018

Eligibility:

The PASEO is seeking installations, projection, and/or performance art that can be installed/shown/projected/performed outdoors for this two-day outdoor art festival located in the Taos Downtown Historic District. Art must be designed for outdoor and nighttime viewing. Artists must be on site sunset – 11pm daily, September 13rd and 14th. Artwork must be able to withstand the outdoor environment of the high desert of Northern New Mexico. Overnight security is provided.

Submissions must be of fully executed projects or derivations of artists past work. All work must be original and created by or under direction of the artist(s). Collaborations are welcome. Artwork must match type & quality submitted for jurying.

The PASEO is able to provide stipends up to $5,000, but artist is responsible for providing equipment and installation of their work. The festival will provide staff and volunteers to assist artists.

PASEO Education Program

The PASEO engages the entire community through educational programs that happen before and during the annual event. Artists are invited to submit proposals for pre-teen, teen, and adult workshops. Proposals for lectures and educational forums are also welcome. Selected artists will be contact prior to the event to explore this year’s options.

 

Cristopher Cichocki at work on Circular Dimensions

What we ask for in the Application

  1. 2000 character statement: Please tell us a little bit about your work and the installation you’d like to bring to The PASEO 2019. You will be asked to type or cut in paste in your response.
  2. Please include in a .doc or .pdf file the following:
    a.       Name of artist or collective, city/state/country
    b.       Website and links to works, videos, etc.
    c.       Title of Installation proposal for PASEO 2019.  (approx. size, date created)
    d.       Brief installation statement (include participatory elements) and images and Artist statement if applicable.
    e.       BUDGET and technical requirements (Tech rider and/or site layout)
    f.       Optional: Educational Program proposal or interest
  3. Please upload your bio/resume or CV in PDF or Word doc format
  4. THREE Images minimum (or videos) representing installation. This is completed through the CaFE website. Please contact them for issues regarding this process.FAQ

Is there an artist fee granted for the selected proposal?
Yes, the selected applicant will receive an artist fee based on the scale of their project and current W.A.G.E. standards.

What is the budget?  What is allowed and not allowed?
Your budget will vary depending on the proposed concept. The budget is what you need to comfortably carry out the installation and your participation at the PASEO 2019. There is a max of $5000 for this call.

What we pay for:
Travel and lodging, shipping and installation of your work in Taos, New Mexico for the PASEO 2019 festival, and misc. equipment or parts needed to present the work. A modest artist fee based on the scope of your proposal and current W.A.G.E standards is also provided.

What we don’t pay for
:
The PASEO is unable to pay for new commissions or undeveloped works.

When will the artists be selected?
Selected artist will be announced by June 2019.

Legal Agreement and Participation Liability Waiver

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

1. 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.

2. Artist understands that this is a call for submissions. While all submissions will be considered, there is no guarantee the work will be accepted or shown. The Paseo Project has the right to cancel the event. If work is accepted, Artist agrees to complete a full contract.

3. RULES OF CONDUCT: All artists are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. 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.

4. 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.

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.