Call for Proposals – Thanatopolis at I-Park
Application Deadline: July 5, 2010
The I-Park Foundation, a not-for-profit international arts community sited within an expansive nature preserve in East Haddam, Connecticut (USA), is seeking creative proposals in the following disciplines:
Music Composition/Sound Sculpture
Visual Arts/Environmental Sculpture
Thanatopolis, an alternative memorial park/space in the advanced conceptual phase of its development, is looking for works that harmonize with the long-term goal of the project, which is to re-imagine our cultural and personal relationship to death, memory and memorialization – and to engage the above creative fields to bring about a new, profoundly sacred and evocative landscape/sound-space.
Selected projects will be presented at the Thanatopolis Exhibition on October 2, 2010.
Judging will be by a distinguished panel on the basis of creativity, site-responsive, cultural relevance, feasibility and, perhaps most importantly, efficacy in engaging the issues of death, memory and memorialization.
Those invited to execute their physical, performance or music/sound sculpture pieces for the Thanatopolis Exhibition will receive a creative fee of $2,000 plus a budget for travel, materials and incidental expenses. Applicants invited to exhibit ‘paper’ (un-executable, future, conceptual) projects will receive a creative fee of $700. Additional funding may be available depending on the scope of the individual projects.
See links below for details on the submission process and elaboration on the inter-disciplinary and collaborative nature of the Thanatopolis Project.
Application Fee: waived for this project
Application Format: online submission through the I-Park website
Deadline: all submissions must be received by July 5, 2010
Thanatopolis Overview: http://www.i-park.org/Thanos.html
I-Park Website: www.i-park.org
Detailed Call for Entries, Music/Sound Sculpture: http://www.i-park.org/MusicandSound.html
Questions: contact Agnes Miyuki at