Foundry Art Centre Announces A Call For Entry For The Art Carousel Interactive Space For Children
With their recent PNC Arts Alive grant from the PNC Foundation in place, the Foundry Art Centre has announced a Call for Entry for their new interactive art space Art Carousel. |
Art Carousel will be located in the Baue Family Children's Gallery, a gallery dedicated to the exhibition of art created by youth. This new space at the Foundry Art Centre will include updated gallery space for displaying children's artwork, art-making areas and stations, a reading corner, and many other "kid-centric" features.
All Art Carousel activities will be designed to provide families with a variety of contemporary visual and performing arts experiences, for children of all ages and abilities. The new program will also provide additional creative opportunities for children with scheduled performances in the Grand Hall.
The artist ideas that are chosen for the new Art Carousel interactive space will be awarded $250, along with official credit for the selected artist's concept.
The Art Carousel Call For Entry is open to all artists and educators 18 years and older. In an effort to pursue high quality, all projects must be original work suggested by the applicant. Fabrication of permanent and movable activity modules/stations as well as small installations may be proposed. All works will be judged according to their quality of expression and professional craft. All proposals may be submitted at no fee.
Submitted Art Carousel proposals should include:
- A description of area/activity station
- A rendering/draft of the idea/drawing, or floor plan of space
- Materials list of items needed to create idea
- Appropriate age range for each activity/area should be clearly stated.
Things to consider for Art Carousel submissions:
- The Baue Family Children's Gallery is roughly 58 feet by 25 feet
- No wet media or hazardous materials will be considered
- Children should be able to take something away with them
- The area/idea should serve children of multiple demographics
- Applicants are not required to fabricate idea.
The Art Carousel entry deadline is Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Entries may be submitted via e-mail, postal mail service, or by hand-delivering concepts to the Foundry Art Centre. Artists may also submit entries through the Foundry Art Centre website – foundryartcentre.org.
According to Foundry Art Centre Executive Director Laura Helling, "Art Carousel" will be a comprehensive program for children using visual arts, storytelling, music, and hands-on creation to immerse children in the world of art and creativity while reinforcing learning and discovery. The program begins with a story and evolves into an interactive journey through the arts that is as unique as each child."
Helling adds, "Art Carousel" will help children combine literacy, social interaction and cultural diversity with sounds, images and tactile experiences."
For additional details about the submission process for Art Carousel, please contact Exhibitions Manager Angela Fowle at email@example.com or Program Manager Jessica May at firstname.lastname@example.org
The public may also visit their website at foundryartcentre.org, to learn more about the Foundry Art Centre's arts programming and cultural events.
The Foundry Art Centre is a fine arts gallery overlooking the Missouri River at 520 North Main Center, in the Frenchtown district of Historic St. Charles. The Foundry features a Smithsonian-caliber art gallery hosting national juried exhibitions plus 20 working artist studios where visitors can watch the creative process and buy art directly from the artists. The non-profit art centre also provides community meeting rooms, event space and a children's art gallery. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday 10 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday noon to 4 pm. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. For more information, call (636) 255-0270 or visit foundryartcentre.org.