Saturday, January 26, 2008

Richmond InLight: Call for Participation


1708 Gallery invites artists working in ALL media and disciplines to submit proposals for InLight RICHMOND. Modeled after Paris' Nuit Blanche, InLight RICHMOND is an all-night celebration of 1708 Gallery’s 30th anniversary and Richmond’s first annual light-inspired contemporary arts happening.

From 7pm, Friday September 5, 2008 to 2am, Saturday, September 6, the 300, 200 and 100 blocks of W. Broad Street in Richmond, VA will serve as sites for art works. Various locations within these blocks have been identified as primary and secondary sites: for instance walls, parking lots, storefronts, doorways, median strips. For details and images of sites, please click here. Artists are also welcome to explore roving performances/installations (i.e. the street as canvas). Select sites will showcase installations that remain on view throughout the evening as well as works that can remain on view through November 3 and possibly longer). Others sites will target performances and installations that will rotate over the course of the night.

The event will be a spectacle of multi-media installations and performances. Light is the theme, so all work proposed should be inspired by light in some way. Any interpretation of light is welcome, from light as medium to light as abstract idea. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged but not required. We will consider existing work, as well as proposals for new projects. InLight also welcomes, but does not require, green practices.

Each of the sites will have certain technical and electrical provisions available to the artists. Technical specs for each of the sites will be listed on our site link. Any technical needs (equipment and/or electricity) beyond what is available for each location should be provided by the artist and should be detailed in the proposal. To view possible sites and to view technical specs please visit this link. Please note: sites depicted on are website are proposed at this time and are pending formal agreements.

All proposals will be reviewed by a panel of 1708 Gallery representatives and distinguished jurors. Artists may submit multiple proposals, and if accepted, may show multiple works at the event. A Best In Show prize will be awarded, along with other recognitions and awards. The proposals of selected finalists will be on view at 1708 Gallery during the last week of April. Please visit our blog in mid April for a list of finalists.

Application fee: $20 for first entry / $5 per each additional entry. Make checks payable to 1708 InLight.

Please mail applications with images/video submissions to:
1708 InLight
PO BOX 12520

Please visit these links for more information:

InLight Artist Application Proposal Format
InLight: Broad Street as Canvas
1708 Gallery
1708 Gallery Blog
Richmond, VA Links


Anonymous said...

Super duper initiative! Take back the streets and storefronts, but beware of the canal... Hope it will be blindingly beautiful and wishing you a shining riot!
From Norway: Linda Voreland

Anonymous said...

I think history will tell us that when the calvary arrives citizens on the street takes notice!

Anonymous said...

are photographers welcome to take pictures of the event?

Fiona Ross said...

Please DO take pictures! Let us (1708) know if you take some good ones - we are putting together an exhibit of great InLight photos...