Artisphere invites all Artists and Collaborative Artist Teams based the Greater Greenville area (within 35
miles of the City of Greenville) to submit proposals for artist demos in order to be considered for the
Artisphere 2018 Art Lab artist demo stage.
PROJECT LOCATION: The Artisphere Art Lab will be held in a tent in the parking lot of Pedal Chic (next to Vintage Now Modern).
ELIGIBILITY: The Art Lab is open to all artists and design professionals located within 35 miles of the City of Greenville.
Proposal Deadline – 5pm on 1/02/18. Artist selection and notification on 2/01/18. Artisphere reserves the right to modify or revise the Call for Artists key dates at any time.
DESIGN BRIEF / SCOPE: Artists are asked to lead a “hands on” one-hour demo for festival patrons.
Patrons are encouraged to try their hand at DIY projects and build their knowledge of artistic processes.
SUBMISSION PROCEDURES: Artists may include up to two separate demo ideas in their proposal
submission. The following must be included: Two copies of a ‘Letter of Interest/Approach Statement’
that is no more than 500 words along with CV and Bio. This ‘Letter of Interest’ should include a primary
contact email address and phone number, the Artist’s reasons for interest in this project in particular, a
description of how his/her work and/or experience relates to the project, as well as a description of
process. Please include 3 or 4 examples of your artwork.
FINAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
• Submittal of all required application materials as outlined in this RFP.
• Attention to context: an engaging artist demonstration that incorporates fundamental elements of art
and/ or design. Applicable for adult art festival patrons of all ability levels. Fits into one-hour time slot.
May be completed outdoors with minimal resources (artist may have access to water and electricity).
• Originality: creativity and uniqueness of proposed artwork concept for this project; as well as proven
ability to create distinctive site specific artwork as exhibited by past work.
Artisphere Executive Director and Visual Arts Programs Coordinator will make final decisions regarding
Art Lab projects. The Artist will be informed of the final selection by Friday, February 1st. Artist will
contract directly with Artisphere.. No selection shall be considered final until the Artist and Artisphere
have properly executed that agreement. Artist agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of the
Artisphere Art Lab. Artist will discharge Artisphere and all sponsoring organizations and volunteers from
all manner of actions, suits, damages, claims and property while participating in the 2018 Artisphere Art
WHERE TO SUBMIT: Please submit all applications electronically by emailing Robin@artisphere.org, or
uploading documents to Google Drive.
DEADLINE: submissions must be RECEIVED on or before Tuesday, January 2nd by 5 p.m.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you require assistance, please contact Robin@artisphere.org.