Thursday, June 27, 2013

Call for Applications: Deadline 26 August 2013


The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) and Gateway Foundation are pleased to announce a call to artists for the sixth edition of Great Rivers Biennial. This collaborative initiative identifies talented emerging and mid-career artists working in the greater St. Louis metro area, provides them with financial assistance, and elevates their profile across the Midwest and national arts communities.

A panel of distinguished jurors ­Isolde Brielmaier, Chief Curator at the Savannah College of Art and Design; Mel Chin, artist; and Lowery Stokes Sims, Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design will review all submissions that meet the eligibility requirements and select up to three artists. Winners will receive a grant of $20,000 and will be featured in the Great Rivers Biennial 2014 exhibition at CAM (May–August 2014).

Artists in all stages of career development are invited to submit work from any of the following categories: drawing, painting, photography, film and video, printmaking, sculpture, installation, mixed media, and multimedia. To be eligible for participation, artists must reside in the metro area, including St. Louis City and the counties of St. Louis, Jefferson, and St. Charles in Missouri or St. Clair, Madison, and Monroe counties in Illinois, for at least one year prior to the application deadline of August 26, 2013.

Artists meeting the eligibility requirements are invited to apply. Visit for details.

About Gateway Foundation
Gateway Foundation strives to enrich St. Louis life and culture by supporting efforts to acquire, create, or improve tangible and durable art and urban design. The focus of Gateway Foundation is to foster and support cultural and artistic activities and, on occasion, related educational activities devoted to improving the quality of life in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.

About the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) presents, supports, and celebrates the art of our time. It is the premier museum in St. Louis dedicated to contemporary art. Focused on a dynamic array of changing exhibitions, CAM provides a thought-provoking program that reflects and contributes to the global cultural landscape. Through the diverse perspectives offered in its exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, CAM actively engages a range of audiences to challenge their perceptions. It is a site for discovery, a gathering place in which to experience and enjoy contemporary visual culture.


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