23 March 2011

call for submissions

If you don't know of Eyelevel Gallery, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the wonderful folks there.  As I prepare for the last 2 months of my residency in the park, I am so happy to be passing along the torch to Eyelevel, who are planning their 2011 Summer Performance Series in the park, and are supported by many of the same groups that have supported my residency.  If you are living in Halifax, interested in performance art and you are an artist/performer yourself, please visit their website through the link above for the complete call.  A brief description for their proposed July Performance series In Point Pleasant is below:

Eyelevel Gallery invites proposals for the Eyelevel Public Performance Series that will take place in Point Pleasant Park.  Four regional artists living and working in the Halifax Regional Municipality will be selected to deliver performance-based works. We are looking for works that thoughtfully utilize this public space and its rich and diverse histories. Successful proposals will explore experimental and environmental education and engage the accidental audience. Performances should temporarily engage a space within the park's boundaries and will each day conclude a public presentation in Point Pleasant Lodge. Proposals should address Point Pleasant Park as a specific site, giving visitors the opportunity to react and interact with outdoor performances. We encourage a variety of performances to take place between June 25 and 26th, 2011.

Please consider that Point Pleasant Park is a public space, attended by a diversity of regular park visitors. The selections committee will consider submissions that approach and stimulate Point Pleasant Park with respect and sensitivity. If you have any questions or concerns about the eligibility of your project, please contact Sarah Burwash at publicrelations@eyelevelgallery.ca

Deadline: Submissions must be received no later than 5pm on March 29th, 2011

On a side note, if you are interested in submitting a project proposal and would like to know more about the park or this residency, please feel free to be in touch through the blog and we can make a date for a walk in the park or chat in the lodge.

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