Burn in the Forest: Medium / Refurbishment Art Grants
GVIAS offers art grants for medium-scale interactive art pieces and refurbishment of existing pieces that the individual will be bringing to Burn In The Forest. The maximum grant for new pieces is $500, and for refurbished (previously-built) pieces is $250. Grant Applications for Burn In The Forest close on May 15th at 11:59PM.
WHAT WILL A GVIAS GRANT COVER?
Art grants ONLY cover materials (consumables and fixed assets which are necessary to the art piece), and operational costs. These grants will not cover labor expenses including the artist’s time.
Fixed Assets (e.g. tools, structures, electronics) may be submitted, but should be specialized, essential to the functionality of the project, and should be a relatively small portion of the expense. (i.e. a $50 Arduino in an $800 project is reasonable. A $50 wood sculpture requiring an $800 band saw is not. Well, the saw is not, at least.)
Recall that tools and other fixed assets may be available for low-cost rent from a rental agency, or even a free loan from a community member. Don’t know a community member with a band saw? Ask on the various social media pages and email lists…people love to help a good art project
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Any individual artist, team of artists or established group (for teams of artists, please have one person submit an application for the group) may apply.
WHAT IS INTERACTIVE ART?
It could be an object or performance which:
- requires external human interaction to be complete, or
- prompts people to interact with one another, or
- responds to participants and to its environment, or
- causes people to reflect on the larger community, or
- challenges the viewers’ traditional perspective on art, or
- provokes actions, or
- transforms participants into active contributors to your creative process.
Interactive artists inspire the participation of others in the art piece or performance itself.
WHAT KINDS OF INTERACTIVE ART DO THESE GRANTS COVER?
Includes but is not limited to:
Film, Video, Animation, Teleplays, Sound Art, Immersive Audio & Video Works
Includes but is not limited to:
Crafts, Design, Drawing, Illustration, Installation, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Dance, Theater, Interactive Installation & Sculpture
Or any mix of the above. If you can convince us it’s awesome, that you can build it, and that it’s interactive, we will consider it!
GRANT QUALIFICATION CRITERIA
Projects will be considered according to the following criteria:
Project Interactivity – How interactive is your project?
Artistic Excellence – How “wow” is the idea?
Overall Community Benefit – How many community members will get to enjoy the project, and for how long?
Viability of Implementation Plan – Is your budget, schedule, build plan, crew size, and assembly/teardown plan sensible? Can you deliver the project you’re proposing in the timeframe stated?
Value for Money – Is your project a “How did you get that all done for that little??” or a “We’re paying how much for this???”
Emerging Artists – To diversify the grants, Artists who are first-time applicants are given a slight preference.
Budget Clarity – Your budget is clear and well thought out, contains sufficient detail to evaluate the project, and does not attempt to inflate the costs of the project in order to increase the % grant coverage.
HOW WILL GRANTS BE PAID?
Successful applicants will be asked to sign a contract in order to receive their grant. 75% of the grant amount will be paid upon signing the contract. The final 25% paid upon completion of the project, viewing of the project by a committee member and receipt of a final cost reports with copies of all receipts.
A failure to execute your proposed art project may result in ineligibility for future grants.