CALL TO VCCA FELLOWS!
We are currently accepting proposals from our Fellows for a site-specific artwork that is visually arresting and conceptually sophisticated. This installation or presentation will be the centerpiece of a fundraising event entitled, simply, “The Commission.” The work should create or inspire a memorable environment for guests, one that is interactive, theatrical, provocative, or…
VCCA is interested in work that activates or enhances a portion of the site of The Commission through sound, light, objects, music, words, or in some other way...surprise us! The work could be placed in another context with adaptation so it does not need to be strictly site-specific, but it must integrate in some way with the event venue. This will not be a permanent installation. Projects requiring permanent installations will not be considered.
Proposals must consist of a partnership between two or more VCCA Fellows from at least two genres (visual art, film, literature, music, etc.) We would love for guests to be able to depart from The Commission with a small memento from the work, but that is not strictly required.
The Commission will be held once again at Morven Farm, one of the most beautiful and historic properties in Virginia, now managed by the University of Virginia Foundation. This year, the site will move to a spot near the primary historic house. It's a stunning setting.
To see photos and videos of the venue, visit the Morven Farms website
The commissioned team of artists will receive the following:
$3000 honorarium which is an all-inclusive remuneration to cover materials, travel, equipment or other aspects of production as determined by the artists
Residencies at Mt. San Angelo prior to the event to allow for preparation and installation
Invitations to be Guests of Honor at The Commission in the company of approximately 300 patrons of the arts
Significant publicity of the commissioned work
detailed written description of proposed work (in Word or .pdf) not to exceed two pages
drawing (.pdf version) or photographs of proposed work or examples of previous similar works
suggestions for where the work could be sited or performed. Please visit the webpage for the event venue for an idea of your options.
website link(s) showing examples of your previous work
estimated list of materials showing approximate costs and sourcing (this will not affect the $3000 compensation amount)
a guarantee that at least one member of the team will be present at the event.
Mail hard copy submissions to:
154 San Angelo Drive
Amherst, VA 24521
Email electronic submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS TO BE RECEIVED January 31
SELECTED TEAM OF ARTISTS ANNOUNCED February 21
INSTALLATION MAY BEGIN May 7
DATE OF THE COMMISSION May 10, 2014
FOR MORE INFORMATION email@example.com
Looking up toward the Main House at Morven Farms.
Side view of the Main House at Moven Farms.
Looking out from the Main House porch Morven Farms.
"Hidden Walkway" near the Main House at Morven Farms.
Small Pool at Morven Farms
Archway to grassy lawn at Morven Farms