As I mentioned in a previous post, we’ve secured a small amount of funding for new or established sound artists in the Pacific Northwest. We’ll be taking at least two small steps toward encouraging innovation in sound art practice. For the first, we’d like to solicit inquiries from local artists for a $500 grant for what this site calls “semantic sound art.” As a first suggestion, we’d ask that interested artists read the various posts to get a sense for what we mean by the term. We welcome inquiries and would be glad to answer any question (time permitting). We’d then like a one-page summary of your intended project. If we’re interested in your proposal, we’ll suggest a meeting to discuss the opportunity further. Once we’ve had a chance to meet with the interested artists and gain a sense of their goals, methods, and hear them describe their project in greater detail, we’ll make a final decision. We’ll accept inquiries between now and the end of the month (November 30, 2013)
For the second opportunity, we’re in discussions with local art colleges and departments to offer similar small prizes for juried competitions administered by the faculties of the schools or departments. These discussions are in early stages, but we expect the opportunities to take shape in the Spring semester of 2014.
If interested, please contact Robert Tucker at rob at soundartlabs dot com. Please feel free to pass this call along and we’re excited to do our small part.