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Gallery 400: Calling All Artists/Designers/Performance Artists/Architects

  • Deadline:
    May 31, 2008, midnight
  • Location:


Calling All Artists/Designers/Performance Artists/Architects:
Deadline: May 31, 2008

Propose a new project for the 2008/2009 At the Edge: Innovative Art in Chicago showcase. Four individuals or group collaborations will be chosen to present projects lasting from one night to two months (possibly longer for public projects; gallery exhibitions typically last six weeks) that will be supported by Gallery 400’s professional resources, a sizeable honorarium and a production budget.

Inquiry, experimentation and ingenuity are the basis of At the Edge. As Chicago’s artistic scene continues to be an expansive, resourceful and energetic creative arena, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago encourages the most innovative aspects of that dynamism. We are looking to work with individuals ready to take a conceptual, political, speculative or aesthetic risk. Propose a project you might not be able to realize elsewhere, one you never thought could get made.

Our goals are for projects that are:
• Interdisciplinary or collaborative
• Curatorial investigations
• Publicly installed objects or architecture outside of the gallery
• Installations occupying the entire Gallery 400 space
• Events, seminars, or web-based projects
• Sound works or radio plays
• Social, economic, political or artistic commentaries
• Video screenings
• Performance pieces
• Printed ephemera
• Artists utilizing traditional media (e.g. photography, sculpture) in
expanded practice

We challenge you to challenge yourselves.

* Proposal Workshops *

Two workshops with tips, hints and advice on how to prepare your At the Edge proposal will be held at Gallery 400.

Workshop dates are:

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Gallery 400 is located in
UIC’s Art and Design Hall
400 South Peoria Street
(at Van Buren)

Street parking is available.
The UIC/Halsted stop on the CTA blue line is located just south of the gallery.


visakh menon May 5 2008 21:59Reply

Are only Chicago based artists eligible to submit proposals for this call ? Saw that as a criteria on the PDF, would be great if artists from other regions could also participate in it. Pls let me know.


visakhm [at] gmail.com