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CALL FOR ARTISTS: ART IN ODD PLACES NYC 2024 CARE

Entry Dates 5/26/24, 11:59 AM - 3/26/24, 12:00 PM 1 Days Left
Entry Fee? No
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Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2024: CARE
OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS
artinoddplaces.org
artinodd@gmail.com

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2024: CARE
October 18-20, 14th Street New York City
Application Deadline MAY 26, 2024, 11:59PM EST

CONCERN | ATTENTION | PROTECTION | SORROW |TENDERNESS

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) is pleased to announce the dates, curators, and theme of the nineteenth edition of the iconic public visual and performance art festival that takes place along 14th Street in Manhattan every fall. AiOP 2024: CARE will take place October 18-20, 2024, and is curated by Patricia Miranda and Christopher Kaczmarek. Artists, performers, agitators, and caretakers are invited to apply as individuals, collectives, and collaborators interested in proposing projects that invite the public to stop, to rest, to consider, and, above all, to care. Application Deadline is MAY 26, 2024, 11:59PM EST

Care is a ripple. From intimate to global, from self-care, care of family and lover, friend and neighbor, town and city, state and country, the global world, care undulates out to our whole island planet and every species upon it. To care is to look after, provide for, to watch over, to grieve, to lament, to cry, to feel concern, to attach importance. In a year of political turmoil, war, and environmental devastation, how wide can our caring arms be embraced? Who can we give care to? What can we care about? What can we watch over? What and who can we be careful about? Who is deemed worthy of care? What is appropriate care? When is care invasive? Should we care? Can we not care? Do we have that luxury? How can we give protective attention, caution, concern, and prudence? Can we extend care beyond our bodily, familial, national, species, and earthly borders? AiOP 2024 asks how art can create spaces and actions of compassionate fearless care. Can we offer and enter them with joy and love?

Art opens a space of empathy - an invitation to see through the eyes and heart and mind of another. An act of hope and imagination - art can help us dream new ways and new worlds into being. We invite you to imagine together how we can bring care to one another and our fraught and fragile world.

Visit artinoddplaces.org/care to apply.
Questions? Please refer to the application FAQ or email artinodd@gmail.com

About Art in Odd Places (AiOP)
Art in Odd Places aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas. Read more about AiOP here: artinoddplaces.org

Curators
Patricia Miranda and Christopher Kaczmarek are NYC-based artists, curators, and educators. Miranda is founder of the artist-run orgs The Crit Lab and MAPSpace, and works with donated, repurposed, lace and linens in site-responsive sculpture and installation. Kaczmarek’s work spans both experimental and traditional practices, including sculpture, site specific installations, performance, video, built circuits and solar-powered objects.

Art in Odd Places is a program of GOH Productions, a nonprofit organization, and is supported, in part, by public funds from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.