Call for Curators: CURRENTS New Media Festival 2017

OPEN CALL FOR CURATORIAL PROJECTS DEADLINE: December 31, 2016 Submission Fee $30USD

Use the online form on our website to submit your proposal:
https://currentsnewmedia.org/guest-curator-application/

Parallel Studios is seeking proposals from independent curators for a satellite exhibition that will be featured as a part of CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2017, Santa Fe’s 8th annual international new media festival.
For more information about the festival and about Currents New Media:
CURRENTS homepage - https://currentsnewmedia.org

GUIDELINES
Proposals must be conceptually rigorous and focus on artists and themes that follow the mission of the Festival. Please see our website: https://currentsnewmedia.org
While New Media Arts embody the basic motivations and intentions of all the fine arts, their distinctive use of technologies that are pervasive in 21st Century culture, make New Media Art a bridge between contemporary art and the general public. The Festival introduces the public to new technology molded by artists into vehicles for expression and the communication of ideas, broadening the definition of 21st century art making and fostering a more expansive use of technology.

• Curators may not include their own work in the exhibition.
• The curator and proposed artists can be of any nationality.
• Curators are expected to be involved in all aspects of exhibition planning.
• Previous experience curating exhibitions is a plus but not mandatory. Equal consideration
will be given to those in the beginning stages of their curatorial careers.

For more information and to fill out an application please go to:
https://currentsnewmedia.org/guest-curator-application/


CURRENTS is a non-profit art festival based in Santa Fe New Mexico. CURRENTS is an annual festival that takes place for 3 weeks in June. During our exhibition we feature work from New Media artists around the world. Our festival showcases cutting edge work in a constantly evolving technological world. Our call for artists for our 2017 festival is now open and categories include:
New Media Installations, Outdoor Video and New Media Installations, Single Channel Video and Animation, Multimedia Performance, Fulldome, Experimental or Interactive Documentary, Augmented Reality / Mobile Device Apps / Art-Gaming / Web-Art, Virtual Reality Environments, Robotics, Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing) and Interactive Installations for Children.

This may give you more of a sense of the dynamic and interactive nature of our festival.
7,200 visitors from 17 New Mexico cities/towns, 27 states and 9 countries attended our main venue, El Museo Cultural.
Opening night had over 2,000 visitors.
143 national and international artists, presenters and performers were represented in the main exhibition at El Museo and at venues around Santa Fe.