Monday, April 26, 2010

Alula Editions

Deadlines: April 28, 2010 (RECEIVE) & (ONGOING)

Alula Editions
Collaborative Textiles

Alula Editions is accepting proposals for our first round of editions. We work in collaboration with artists to produce repeat patterns for textiles. Each year subscribers to the edition will receive four objects (functional or scuptural) made from this hand silkscreened fabric. The objects will be made to compliment the themes and ideas present in the textiles.

How We Work
Alula Editions is currently accepting proposals for our first round of collaborations. We work with artists to create hand silkscreened textiles which we make into an edition of objects. The objects will be designed to compliment the themes and ideas present in the textiles and may be functional or sculptural.

We are interested in working with artists from all disciplines. Knowledge of repeat pattern design and previous textile experience are not necessary. We can work with any artist who feels that the aesthetic of silkscreen printing will compliment their practice.

Each artist is offered a $500 stipend for their work on the creation of the repeat pattern design. Helena and Amber take care of all production costs and labor. Artists also keep 3 of the editioned objects for themselves.

A Bit More About Alula Editions
Alula Editions seeks to provide artists an alternative mode of distribution outside of galleries and museums. The subscription model allows us to support artistic production while simultaneously building fun and mystery into the act of owning art. Repeat pattern as a form has a rich history, from French Toile to Japanese Sashiko, and offers an opportunity to combine ordinary material goods with imagery that defies expectations or moves beyond purely aesthetic considerations. We will be building a library on our website of links to projects we feel exemplify our interest in artists' use of textiles in contemporary art.

To submit your proposal please email the following to
•A short (1-3 paragraphs, 1 page max) written description of your idea
•5-10 images of past work that will help us understand the context for your idea or give us a general sense of your practice
•1-5 additional images (sketches, digital mock-ups, reference imagery) that you think will clarify your idea
**Images should be in jpg format, no larger than 1 MB each, size of entire email message should not exceed 8 MB.

We accept proposals on an ongoing basis, however, the deadline for inclusion in round one (Summer 2010 - Spring 2011) is April 28th, 2010.

For more information about Alula Editions, please visit website -

Contacts: Helena Keeffe & Amber Cady