GVIAS policy regarding the criteria, distribution and funding of Interactive art in BC.
WHAT WILL A GVIAS GRANT COVER?
WHAT IS INTERACTIVE ART?
- requires external human interaction to be complete, or
- prompts people to interact with one another, or
- responds to participants and to its environment, or
- provokes actions, or
- transforms participants into active contributors to your creative process.
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
CAN I GET HELP WRITING MY APPLICATION?
GRANT QUALIFICATION CRITERIA
Will the Project be present at a GVIAS event?
Is the Project realistic and feasible with the plan presented?
GRANT EVALUATION / SELECTION 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?
ART GRANT APPLICATION
- Physical Description (50 words or less): including the final vision, materials, and the intended interactive component (if any).
- Philosophical Statement: What the art means to you and what you are trying to communicate to participants.
- Interactivity: Please describe how people will be able to interact with your proposed project.
- Proposed team: Do you have an adequate crew to build, install and clean up your project? Please describe your support team as it relates to the creation of the art, site support and dismantling/cleanup. Describe the roles and skills needed even if you do not have a complete crew at this time.
- Timeline: pre-event construction schedule which reflects your budget e.g., when materials will be purchased, when stages of construction will be completed. Please include an onsite arrival and construction plan.
- Leave No Trace: A well thought out breakdown and clean-up plan and schedule. You may not leave anything behind.
- list in detail all expenses for material, rental, or asset costs. Research your costs carefully and be specific. Do not list “contingency costs” or “artist’s fee” as we do not cover those expenses. You must total your costs and give us a final number. Include all taxes – these may be claimed, and will be included towards your maximum award. IMPORTANT: SPECIFY TO THE COMMITTEE HOW MUCH FUNDING $ YOU ARE SEEKING.
- Provide a short, informal bio that describes involvement in prior projects/work of this nature – intended to assure the Grants Committee that you have the skills and wherewithal to complete the project.
- Detailed drawings, sketches, and plans, hand-drawn or computer generated. You may also send photographs with your proposal. Materials must directly support your proposal and are limited to maximum of twelve (12) images and/or video. Video submissions should not exceed a total of three (3) minutes in length.
- Note: Visual aids inspire the reviewers and are definitely an advantage. One picture/sketch/video is required at minimum.
- Burning Artwork: The only burning permitted will be in burn barrels. This is due to event fire restrictions.
- If your artwork utilizes flame effects, flames that are automated, switched, pressurized or having any other action than simply being lit on fire, including propane or liquid fuels, describe in detail. Include a detailed drawing of fuel lines and tanks.
- Details of any safety measures required and in operation – fire extinguish placement, shut off value labeling, signage, and fencing