Prospective Artist Guidelines
CURRENTLY SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED.
THE PRESENT GROUP'S ART SUBSCRIPTION PROJECT ENDED IN FALL 2012.
What are we looking for?
Proposals for projects that are reproducible in intent or that results in multiple art pieces. Each piece can be a limited edition, an artist multiple, or either a part of or a document of a larger work. Our current edition numbers are under 100.
Appreciation for Selected Artists:+ $500 honorarium (this does not go toward the production costs of the pieces)
+ 4 of the produced work for your own collection or to sell on your own.
+ A captive audience of Art Lovers and Collectors
+ All the contextual information we create for your piece - including a commissioned critique and an audio or video interview - will remain free on-line as long as TPG exist
We are here to be at your service, we will try to assist you as much as possible and will look for your approval every step of the way. We do request timely correspondence so that we will be able to maintain your vision and stick to our schedule.
The project will be made exclusively through The Present Group. We understand that similar themes and images may be used throughout your other work, however you agree not to create the exact project in the same form again.
If chosen, you will be asked for an artist statement, and for some or all of the following: to be interviewed, to provide information to someone writing a piece about you or your work, to be videotaped during a studio tour or lecture, interview, etc.
Your proposal should include:+ Contact Information: Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail, Website
+ Project Proposal:
- What you want to do.
- How this work will relate to/expand on current themes in your work
- Anything (sketches, photos of similar works) to help explain your idea.
The Present Group has a rolling submissions policy and reviews proposals three times a year. Our next review date is January 31st, 2014.
http://scr.im/tpgsubmit (click for email address)
Include all of your contact information in the body of your email. Your proposal can be included in the body, attached or linked. We much prefer links to web sites or files. If you must use attachments, limit it to three. We will not open more. We prefer .PDFs or .JPGs. We will not accept attached video.
Via Snail Mail:
The Present Group
33 Excelsior Court
Oakland, CA 94610
Send us anything you feel will help us understand your background and/or proposal. We will accept any form of media. If you'd like your sample material returned please include a SASE with proper postage.
Prospective Artist FAQs
Do you have to make them all yourself?
No. You don't have to be able to physically make them all yourself. We'll work with you to have them made, or help you make them. It is not a requirement that you have worked on this scale before.
How does it work?
We can't give you a definite answer here, as every project and every artist is different. In general, we work with you to get the project made. We put up the money for the work. We will find vendors, organize labor, figure out production methods. If your project requires your hand to print/produce every one of them, we will try to work out some compensation for your time.
Will you produce copies of my paintings or catalogs of my work?