Rhizome is pleased to announce that the 2010 Commissions cycle is now open. Founded in 2001, the Rhizome Commissions Program is designed to support emerging artists with financial and institutional resources. In the seventh year of funding for the Program, Rhizome will award grants, with amounts ranging from $1000 to $5000, for the creation of significant works of new media art. This includes projects that creatively engage new and networked technologies to works that reflect on the impact of these tools and media in a variety of forms. Commissioned works can take the final form of online works, performance, video, installation or sound art. Projects can be made for the context of the gallery, the public, the web or networked devices. Artists who receive a commission will also be invited to speak at Rhizome's affiliate, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and to archive their work in the ArtBase, a comprehensive online art collection.
Applications will be accepted until midnight April 2, 2009.
For the application and more information:
In the 2010 cycle, Rhizome will award nine grants total. Seven of these will be selected by a jury and two will be determined by Rhizome's membership through an open vote. Reflective of Rhizome's commitment to openness and community, this unique process encourages dialogue among artists and participants and provides members with the opportunity to survey the current field of practice.
Member voting will begin on April 6th. Information on Rhizome membership is here:
The Rhizome Commissions program is supported, in part, by funds from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the Rockefeller Foundation's NYC Cultural Innovation Fund. Additional support is provided by generous individuals and Rhizome Members.