smARTpowersm, an initiative of the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by The Bronx Museum of the Arts, will send fifteen U.S. artists abroad to collaborate with local artists and youth in the creation of community-based art projects. The objective of smARTpower is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, emphasizing shared social and cultural values.
Selected artists will design and implement projects within a 45 day period in cooperation with local arts organizations in China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Venezuela.
smARTpower will support the development and implementation of community-based art projects that engage youth and local residents through a variety of media, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, drawing, video, installation, photo-based work, public art, and interdisciplinary projects. Artists will address a range of relevant subjects including, but not limited to, women’s empowerment, environmental issues, health, education, and civic engagement; Participatory work is encouraged.
Emerging to mid-career artists are encouraged to apply. Finalists will be identified through open competition and selected by a national advisory panel of artists and art professionals. Each recipient will be provided with an honorarium of up to $11,000.00, travel funding, a budget for materials of up to $10,000.00, resources for documentation (including photography, video, and web posting), and on-site logistical support.
Proposals must be submitted ONLINE ONLY by midnight, FEBRUARY 28, 2011.
To read more about smARTpower and this opportunity, including eligibility, requirements, submissions and FAQ, visit http://smartpower.bronxmuseum.org/