For more than 60 years, Arts Fort Worth has helped launch and level-up performers, artists, and arts groups through community spaces and educational programs. The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is a historic and dynamic arts complex, which boasts seven indoor galleries, an outdoor gallery, artist and performance studios, and nonprofit arts organization office suites, and is managed by Arts Fort Worth on behalf of the City of Fort Worth. Located at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth Community Arts Center is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. 

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ARTS FORT WORTH IS PROUD TO PRESENT:  2024 Fort Worth Biennial

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: July 28, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

EXHIBITION DATES: September 06 – October 11, 2024

RECEPTION: September 14, 2024, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

JUROR: TBD

CALL TO ARTISTS:

The Fort Worth Biennial is a survey exhibition occurring every two years highlighting and celebrating the artistic talents of Texas.

Arts Fort Worth celebrates our community’s diversity through the arts and showcases the talents of regional and national artists and art groups. The  Biennial was the first exhibition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, under the title The 39-Hour Show.  In 2004, the exhibition became a biennial in even-numbered years. 

Open to Texas-based artists at all levels who may submit up to three (3) artworks. This call open to all disciplines with no theme. All mediums accepted including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art with no size restrictions. The exhibition will occur in Fort Worth Community Arts Center's Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation Gallery. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.

PRIZE:

Juror’s Selection

The prize is a Solo Exhibition during Spring or Fall Gallery Night 2025. They are some of our most well-attended openings of the year. We anticipate more than 3000 visitors in a single night. The winner will be announced during the opening reception.  The gallery and exhibition period will be worked out between selected artist and exhibitions manager.

Artist's Choice Award

Three (3) Artists will be selected by popular vote for group exhibition in 2025. Voting will take place during the Opening Reception on September 14, 2024. Winning artists will notified by email.

ABOUT THE JUROR

TBD


ABOUT Arts Fort Worth

Founded in 1963 as the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Arts Fort Worth is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote, nurture, and support the arts in Fort Worth. Arts Fort Worth administers a competitive grants program, manages the Fort Worth Public Art program, and operates what was formerly known as the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, a dynamic arts complex with theaters, galleries, studios, and office suites, on behalf of the City of Fort Worth. Arts Fort Worth also provides educational programming and supports arts advocacy at all levels of government, provides public art consultation services, rents the facilities for a wide range of private and public events and programs. Arts Fort Worth is supported in part by the City of Fort Worth and the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information, please visit artsfortworth.org

SUBMISSION

Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission. $25 submission fee for up to three pieces. Each additional submission will be $5 each. Images must be JPEGs with a minimum width/height of 800 pixels, and a maximum size of 3MB. Written documents as PDF files. Make sure the file name corresponds with the title of the work and do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in the image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. Arts Fort Worth reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.

Format all file names as LastNameFirstInitialDocument.xxx (i.e. MuttRResume.pdf or MuttRImage1.jpg).

PRESENTATION

Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass.

SALES

All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 30% of proceeds from sales will go to Arts Fort Worth and the remainder to the artists.

RECEIVING: Hand-delivered work must arrive on September 2, 2024. Substitutions and late arriving work will not be exhibited. Work must remain for the duration of the exhibition.

DEADLINE: July 28, 2024. 11:59 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES:

August 14, 2024 - Notifications emailed to accepted artists 

September 2, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.- Delivery of artwork

September 14, 2024 - Opening Reception, 6:00 -9:00 pm (Fall Gallery Night)

October 11, 2024 - Closing  

October 12, 2024 - Show comes down, pick up work

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to: Robert Long, Exhibitions Manager rlong@artsfortworth.org   1300 Gendy Street   Fort Worth, TX,  76107


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The Exhibition Advisory Panel (EAP) of Arts Fort Worth is seeking exhibition proposals from artists and curators for all art forms for our 2025 season.
The mission of the EAP is to exhibit contemporary art with a focus on regional artists in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Exhibitions by national and/or international artists are also considered.  We are looking for artist submissions for solo shows and curated proposals for group exhibitions of innovative art at a professional level.  Proposals should demonstrate a consistency of vision and exhibitions will span from 4 - 8 weeks.  


Guidelines:
Submission Fee: $30.00

  • Format all file names as LastNameFirstInitialDocument.xxx (i.e. MuttRResume.pdf or MuttRImage1.jpg).

Proposals from Artists need to include:

  • Exhibition Summary
  • CV 
  •  Artist Statement
  • 10-20 images of artworks: All files must be labeled and correspond with image list
  • Image list - All works must be labeled : Title, year. medium, dimensions

Proposals from Curators need to include:

  • Exhibition Summary
  • A curator’s statement (no more than one page in length)
  • Resume/CV
  • List of artists, including brief CV/bios
  • List of works proposed, including approximate number of artworks and estimate of space needed - linear or square footage
  • samples of artwork, mock-ups or plans - JPG (clearly labeled with a matching image list)
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Submissions will be reviewed in September. If you are selected to exhibit, you will need to provide precise specifications of what you plan to display. This is necessary so that we can place you in the appropriate gallery. While we will respect your original artistic vision, we retain the final right to edit the exhibition. 

      
About Arts Fort Worth Founded in 1963 as the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Arts Fort Worth is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote, nurture, and support the arts in Fort Worth. Arts Fort Worth administers a competitive grants program, manages the Fort Worth Public Art program, and operates what was formerly known as the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, a dynamic arts complex with theaters, galleries, studios, and office suites, on behalf of the City of Fort Worth. Arts Fort Worth also provides educational programming and supports arts advocacy at all levels of government, provides public art consultation services, rents the facilities for a wide range of private and public events and programs. Arts Fort Worth is supported in part by the City of Fort Worth and the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information, please visit artsfortworth.org 


SUBMISSION: Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 2MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. Arts Fort Worth reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.   

PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass.    

SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 30% of proceeds from sales will go to Arts Fort Worth and the remainder to the artists.    

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before 11:59 pm (CMT) on August 31, 2024. Arts Fort Worth will notify accepted applicants in early October.       

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.      

CONTACT/QUESTIONS:
Please direct all questions to:  
Robert Long, Exhibitions Manager
rlong@artsfortworth.org
1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX,  76107    
direct: 817.298.3021  

LIABILITY: This document represents a contract between Arts Fort Worth and the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific acceptance of the terms listed. Please be aware that Arts Fort Worth does not have funding available for travel stipend or shipping costs. Objects exhibited at Arts Fort Worth will be given great care. Unless the artist wishes to provide his/her own insurance coverage, Arts Fort Worth will insure all exhibitions under its existing insurance policy, which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while on the premises during the period of the exhibition. If the exhibitor(s) wish to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of the Art Fort Worth from any liability in connection with the exhibition. Coverage is not authorized past the exhibition and artwork may not be stored at Arts Fort Worth unless prior arrangements have been made. Arts Fort Worth allows visitors to photograph works of art. Artists are required to contribute 30% from work sold in the exhibition. By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to the terms above.

This program is part of Arts Fort Worth’s ongoing commitment to support the creation of arts for all. With an emphasis on emerging practices, this program provides one artist with a non-residential studio space at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center at 1300 Gendy Street in the Cultural District of Fort Worth. This program aims to help practicing artists offset the cost of living by providing free studio space for a period of twelve months; $6,720 stipend for materials (paid in $560 monthly installments); studio visits with established regional artists; culminating in a solo exhibition. This opportunity serves as a unique cultural integration project between artists, community, schools, and established museums/cultural centers in the area.
 

Benefits:
Artists have full access to their studios *24 hours a day, seven days a week; access to visiting artists, writers, and curators.

  • Participating artists are expected to spend a minimum of 16 hours a week in the studio; present two artist talks (an introductory slide presentation to community and an exhibition talk during their solo exhibition); present a workshop to the general public and the local arts community to share their practice or explore a related topic; Present a workshop in collaboration with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's "Teen Artist Program" (separate honorarium provided).
  • Studio visits with selection committee arts professionals
  • At the completion of the residency, the works produced during the 2024 program will be exhibited in one of the Arts Fort Worth Galleries


Dates:

  •  Application Deadline: February 24, 2024
  • Residency Duration: March 18, 2024 - March 14, 2025
  • Solo Exhibition: March 2025

 

Eligibility: 

  • The 2024 residency is open to artists living in within the city limits of Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply (please note that studio has limited ventilation, restricting the use of highly volatile materials). 
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older and not enrolled in any degree program (including BA, MFA, or a teaching certification program).
  • Please note: a college degree is NOT required to apply for residency program. We encourage applicants who would like to make art and creativity a continuing part of their lives, even if they do not or have not pursued it in a post-secondary institutional setting.
  • Current Emerging Artist Resident cannot apply again until three years after the date of their award. (A 2024 residency recipient could not apply again until the 2027 grant cycle.)


Review Process: 

  • One resident will be selected by an independent panel of arts professionals. The selection will be based on the quality of submitted work samples, statement of intent and references.


Application Instructions:
There is no fee to apply. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
 

  • Note: Written documents should be submitted as a pdf, doc, or docx document and should include your name at the top of each page
  • One page (maximum 500 words) statement of intent to include:  A. Description of how the residency will benefit you and your work    B. Goals you hope to achieve during the residency 
  • One page (maximum 500 words) description of artist lead public workshop 
  • Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Image List- indicating title of work, year completed, medium and dimensions.
  • 10 DIGITAL IMAGES - Image files must be in .JPG format. For video, include a YouTube or Vimeo link to no more than 5 minutes of video. 
  • Name and contact information of two professional references.
  • Format all file names as LastNameFirstInitialDocument.xxx (i.e. MuttRResume.pdf or MuttRImage1.jpg).


Notification: 

  • Successful applicant will be notified no later than March 4, 2024


  Arts Fort Worth - Emerging Artist Residency is made possible through with the generous support of The Arts Fund at North Texas Community Foundation.

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