2014 NCECA Projects Space
Theme: Material World
NCECA 2014 – 48th Annual Conference
Deadline: October 2, 2013, 11:59pm MST
NCECA’s Projects Space is a platform for ceramic artists to create and present works during the annual conference that incorporate clay as medium in time-based, performative, relational or site-responsive work. 3-5 projects will be selected to take place in spaces created in a publicly accessible area of Wisconsin Center adjacent to Gallery EXPO and the Commercial and Non-profit Resource Hall. Artists will create their works on-site interacting with visitors from Tuesday evening through Friday afternoon of the conference.
Successful proposals will be those that engage with the concept of ‘Material World’ using the medium of clay as a central focus, and also with materials, processes, and audience in unique and unconventional ways. Artists should keep in mind that Projects Space is staged at the heart of the NCECA Conference, and works are meant to occur, grow and change throughout the duration of the conference.
Invited artists will work within an assigned a space (approximately 10’ x 20’) to create their works. Artists will have from 9am to 4:30pm Tuesday, March 18th to install their materials and begin their piece and will be featured guests at a reception Tuesday evening. Artists will continue to interact with their materials and piece throughout the conference ending Friday, March 21st at 5pm. Artists will de-install and clean their spaces from 5-9pm that evening.
- Selected artists will receive a 2014 Conference Pass and an honorarium. The amount of the honorarium will be in the range of $300- $500 to be determined through NCECA’s budgeting process in summer 2013. This fee will be all-inclusive and meant to aid in the purchasing of materials for the work, and in shipping work and materials to and from the conference site. No additional payments or reimbursements will be available through NCECA to support travel, lodging, food or other expenses.
- Artists will be responsible for providing their own tools and equipment required for the production of their works. NCECA will not be held responsible for any loss or damage of tools or equipment that artists bring into the space.
- Artists will be responsible for all shipping costs and ensuring all their materials are available for the installation to begin at 9am on Tuesday, March 18th. Artists shipping directly to and from the Delta Center will make arrangements with NCECA staff, and may incur an additional fee in the vent that conference center staff are required to sign for materials received prior to artists’ arrival.
- Artists’ honoraria will be paid following the conference. Payment will be dependent on spaces being left in clean condition, without debris, or leftover materials of any kind. There should be no evidence of the piece remaining in any form. Plastic sheeting will be available for the floor, and the spaces will be clearly delineated.
- All proposals should follow all rules and regulations set forth by the Delta Center included at the end of this call.
- Electricity will be available for those who arrange for it with the NCECA Projects Space Coordinator beforehand at an additional cost to the artist. NCECA is not responsible for any loss or damage to an artist’s equipment or materials.
- A small team of volunteers (4-6) will be on hand to assist artists with install, de-install, and throughout the week; however, artists are responsible for arranging their own assistants to ensure the timely installation and de-installation of their own works.
- All installation arrangements and protocols are subject to approval by Projects Space: MAterial World coordinators to insure no building or safety codes are in violation. This is for everyone’s security and is to help everyone make sure nothing is being overlooked that might cause potential problems. Please consider this a safety step and not content scrutiny as once your proposal is accepted, the content is supported as you have outlined and is not in question.
- Projects Space will be open to the public Tuesday evening for the reception followed by regular hours of 9am-5pm Wednesday-Friday. All proposals should consider that the artists are asked to be in their spaces during these times, either working on the creation of their works, the changing of their works, or the performing of their works.
ONLINE SUBMITTAL: FOR THEIR COMPLETED SUBMISSIONS ARTISTS MUST PROVIDE
- A 500 word artist statement/project description explaining their artistic vision as it relates to the proposed work for Project Space
- A 50 word abstract of their intended project that if selected will be included in the 2014 NCECA Program Guide (NCECA reserves the right to condense statements for any additional publication purposes)
- 10 - 20 images of work
- A current resume or CV
- A detailed account of the installation process that identifies the artist(s)’ abilities to professionally and successfully ship, install, and create the work in the allotted amount of time, follow appropriate, logical and practical building and safety codes
- A detailed list of ALL supplies and equipment that will be used, included amount and types of clay. A note on how much electricity is required.
Any questions should be directed via email to NCECA Projects Coordinator Kate Vorhaus firstname.lastname@example.org
PARKING: Parking on the loading dock or inside the Center (except for loading or unloading) is prohibited; violators will be ticketed and/or towed at owner’s expense.
CHILDREN: No one under 16 is permitted in the hall or on the dock during the move-in/out.
SMOKING: There is no smoking inside the facility.
FIRE MARSHAL: All exits, hallways and aisles must be kept clear and unobstructed at all times. Materials used in exhibits must be flame-retardant and are subject to inspection by the Houston Fire Marshal (The Fire Marshal may request that certification accompany items). All straw, hay or live evergreen trees are prohibited.
PROHIBITED: compressed flammable gases, flammable or combustible liquids, and hazardous chemicals and materials (acetylene, hydrogen, propane, butane, pesticides, herbicides, poisons, gasoline, kerosene, cleaning solvents, and other petroleum-based materials). Adhesive-backed decals and stickers are not allowed inside the building.
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I worked as a volunteer this year and will do that for all future conferences I attend. Volunteering was a fantastic experience!
— 2008 Conference attendee