Open Call: Place Making // Fare Spazio, deadline July 31, 2016




Presented by Creative People in Florence and Crazy Dames
Giardino Dell’Orticultura (Florence)
September 3, 2016
6 – 11 pm

Creative People in Florence and Crazy Dames are organizing a unique one-evening outdoor arts festival and are looking for participants to respond to the theme of ‘place making.’ They welcome proposals from artists and performers to share temporary public works or lead workshops connected to community building and art in public spaces. Works can speak to ideas connected to social or personal engagement with place – making one’s imprint or finding one’s footing in new environments, highlighting individual’s connections to specific sites, looking at how communities and physical spaces are built or developed, etc.

There are no fees to apply or participate, however participating artists will be required to cover all costs associated with the presentation of their work. Therefore, it is suggested to apply with ideas for works that take this into consideration, by sharing works in progress, documentation of previous or ongoing projects, or DIY community engagement activities. Keep in mind that this is an outdoor garden with no walls or structures for hanging/installing. Some equipment for live performances and screening of multimedia work can be supported.

Interested individuals or groups are asked to write a proposal of maximum 250 words outlining the work they would like to share or create, and up to 3 images of relevant work with descriptions.

Application deadline: July 31st, 2016
Send all applications or questions to:  
Please indicate if you will be in Florence on the date of the exhibition.

Crazy Dames is a reclamation and an ode to Jane Jacobs, the seminal urban theorist who was often dismissed as a ‘crazy dame’ by male counterparts. We use the artist’s studio as an experimental lab to test Jacobs’ ‘crazy’ ideas – her focus on people and her tradition of fostering tactical and collaborative approaches to citybuilding. As a collaboration between Jennie Suddick, a visual artist/educator, and Sara Udow, an urban/community/cultural planner, we develop creative, and experiential spaces aimed at generating conversations and new ideas about how we design, interact and play in our cities.

Creative People in Florence

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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