Thursday, August 22, 2013

Craft Alliance Call for Proposals

Deadline: June 30, 2014 (RECEIVE)

Call for Proposals
Collaborative Exhibitions in Craft Materials
Craft Alliance

Grand Center
New Urban Gallery
St. Louis, MO
2015/2016 Season

Proposals being accepted for 2015/2016 solo/collaborative exhibitions in craft materials at new urban gallery, in Grand Center, St. Louis, Missouri.

Exhibition Project Description

The proposed exhibition space will enable Craft Alliance to present site-specific installation pieces that use craft techniques to create spatial environments and that bridge the line between craft and fine art as well as experimental or multi-media craft work. Craft Alliance will present the St. Louis community with exhibitions which challenge conventional notions of craft and which broaden the understanding of the vital role of craft mediums in contemporary art.

The installation should visual transform the 750 square foot space. We would like to challenge each submitting artist to look at the layout of the gallery and design work that engages the whole space as a site-specific installation while considering the viewer’s relationship to the work and how one approaches and encounters the piece.

The size of the gallery space is approximately 1000 square feet with 750 square feet dedicated to installation space, with floor to ceiling pillars every 14 feet. The gallery has 8’ storefront windows on the full eastern street side, 26 running feet of wall space on north side and 32 feet on west side. The ceiling height is approximately 12 feet. There is limited access to the ceiling. Please contact for a more detailed floor plan.

The artist is allowed approximately 10 days to install the work. The proposal must include an outline of installation process, carefully estimated budget (including artist stipend, transportation, travel and de-installation), and process of de-installation. Artist must include drawings of how the work will fit in the space, taking in to consideration the columns and front windows. Craft Alliance encourages the artist to come and visit the space and get to know the surrounding St. Louis community.

Craft Alliance will offer 2 exhibitions per year. Applications are accepted on rolling bases through June 2014.

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For questions email: or call 314.725.1177 ext 323

Craft Alliance
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103