Deadline: April 15, 2019 at 11:59pm

About Knockdown Center's Open Call for Proposals
The goal of Knockdown Center's proposal process is to be responsive to the needs of cultural producers making experimental and cross-disciplinary work, and to provide a platform for in-depth inquiry from varying viewpoints across diverse formats. Through an open proposal process, we offer artists, curators, and organizers the freedom to challenge traditional notions of presentation and reception.

About the Exhibition Program - Group Exhibitions
The Group Exhibition Open Call provides curators the resources to organize group exhibitions (two or more artists) in our gallery space. Knockdown Center provides an exhibition stipend to cover curator and artist honorarium in addition to costs associated with shipping, materials, publications, and programming. Exhibitions are typically 6 – 8 weeks, and allotted 5 days to install.

Knockdown Center Gallery Exhibition Budget Guidelines - Group Exhibition
Curatorial Honorarium: Curators receive a $500 curatorial honorarium per exhibition. In the case of a co-curated exhibition, the curatorial honoraria is divided between curators.
Artist Honoraria: Each artist included in an exhibition receives a $100 honorarium.
Shipping, Material, or Publication Costs: KDC will reimburse up to $500 upon the submission of receipts for:

  • Artwork shipping
  • Material costs for special installation needs
  • Expenses associated with an exhibition publication

Programming: KDC offers $400 to support exhibition-related programs. Programs may include but are not limited to: panel discussions, screenings, readings, performances, or a closing reception.

Knockdown Center Support
Knockdown Center provides the following exhibition-related support:

  • Art handler for installation and de-installation up to 22 hours.
  • Fine Art Insurance coverage for all dates of the exhibition.
  • Title vinyl production and installation.
  • Marketing support.
  • In-house installation photography.

  
Please refer to the gallery floorplans when designing your exhibition:
Download Gallery Floorplans Here

Please note:
Proposals for group shows should not include the organizer’s own artwork.
Please direct any questions to submissions@knockdowncenter.com

Deadline: April 15, 2019 at 11:59pm

About Knockdown Center's Open Call for Proposals
The goal of Knockdown Center's proposal process is to be responsive to the needs of cultural producers making experimental and cross-disciplinary work, and to provide a platform for in-depth inquiry from varying viewpoints across diverse formats. Through an open proposal process, we offer artists, curators, and organizers the freedom to challenge traditional notions of presentation and reception.

About the Exhibition Program - Solo Projects and Installations
The Solo Projects and Installations Open Call provides interdisciplinary artists and collectives the resources to develop and present a new body of work or site-specific installation in our gallery space. Artists will work in closely with Knockdown Center's Director of Exhibitions and Live Art to develop and realize proposed projects. Knockdown Center provides an exhibition stipend to cover artist honorarium in addition to costs associated with shipping, materials, publications, and programming. Exhibitions are typically 6 – 8 weeks, and allotted 5 days to install.

Knockdown Center Gallery Exhibition Budget Guidelines
Artist Honorarium: Artists receive a $500 artist honorarium per exhibition. In the case of a co-produced project, the honoraria is divided between artists.
Shipping, Material, or Publication Costs: KDC will reimburse between $500 - $1,000 towards exhibition production costs, final amount to be determined by Knockdown Center. May include:

  • Artwork shipping
  • Material costs for installations
  • Expenses associated with an exhibition publication

Programming: KDC offers $400 to support exhibition-related programs. Programs may include but are not limited to: panel discussions, screenings, readings, performances, or a closing reception.

Knockdown Center Support
 Knockdown Center provides the following exhibition-related support:

  • Curatorial support from Knockdown Center's Director of Exhibitions and Live Art
  • Art handler for installation and de-installation up to 22 hours.
  • Fine Art Insurance coverage for all dates of the exhibition.
  • Title vinyl production and installation.
  • Marketing support.
  • In-house installation photography.

  
 Please refer to the gallery floorplans when designing your exhibition:
Download Gallery Floorplans Here

 Please note:
 Please direct any questions to submissions@knockdowncenter.com

Deadline: April 15, 2019 at 11:59pm

About Knockdown Center's Open Call for Proposals
The goal of Knockdown Center's proposal process is to be responsive to the needs of cultural producers making experimental and cross-disciplinary work, and to provide a platform for in-depth inquiry from varying viewpoints across diverse formats. Through an open proposal process, we offer artists, curators, and organizers the freedom to challenge traditional notions of presentation and reception.


About Main Spaces Projects and Application Process
Knockdown Center's Main Spaces are our most active spaces. Because they are in extremely high demand, projects proposing for the Main Spaces should plan to use them as efficiently as possible, and should not exceed 2 weeks in duration. Main Space projects can take the form of large-scale temporary installations, dance, theater, readings, talks, screenings, conferences, etc.

The Main Spaces proposal is a multi-step process. In the first round, we invite artists and organizers to submit a letter of intent describing the project they wish to produce. After a first round of reviews, a shortlist of selected applicants will be invited to submit a more detailed proposal, and the opportunity to engage in a more in-depth conversation with Knockdown Center's staff about the nature of the space and what kind of support Knockdown Center can offer to realize the proposed project.


Please consider the following  logistical factors and spatial limitations when conceptualizing your proposal:
 - The Main Spaces are in extremely high demand, and should be used as efficiently as possible. Developmental residencies and extended rehearsal periods are therefore not feasible.
 - The Main Spaces are open-plan, multi-use, and often shared.
 - The Main Spaces receive abundant natural night. Please consider this aspect of the space when conceptualizing multi-day projects that might require light control such as video and light installations.


Please consider the floorplans when imagining your project:
Floorplans Here
No calls, please. Please direct any questions to submissions@knockdowncenter.com.
Please note: Due to the high volume of proposals and inquiries we receive, we are unable to offer walkthroughs or meetings before reaching the second round of the proposal process, following the invitation to submit a full proposal. We wish we could have a more generous policy, but we are a very small team – thank you for your understanding!

About Knockdown Center's Open Call for Proposals
The goal of Knockdown Center's proposal process is to be responsive to the needs of cultural producers making experimental and cross-disciplinary work, and to provide a platform for in-depth inquiry from varying viewpoints across diverse formats. Through an open proposal process, we offer artists, curators, and organizers the freedom to challenge traditional notions of presentation and reception.

About Open Capacity
Through Open Capacity: Knockdown Center’s space support program, artists and organizers may apply for use of space and basic operational support for one-time events such as performances, workshops, talks, screenings, or conferences that align with the KdC mission and resonate with existing programming. Spaces available include intimate bar settings, a raw black box-style room, and 20,000 square feet of open-plan industrial space, amongst others.

While Knockdown Center provides space and operational support, the applying artist or
organization is fully responsible for funding and producing their event and expected to
participate in promotion and outreach.

In addition to space, Knockdown Center provides:

  • Basic AV and technical support.
  • Box office and event staffing.
  • Marketing support though inclusion on the KdC website, newsletter, and socials.

Program Guidelines

• Open Capacity is intended for one-time public events. The program does not apply for closed rehearsals, video shoots, private meetings, or an ongoing series of events.

• Eligibility is determined by Knockdown Center’s assessment of the logistical feasibility of event production, operational impact, existing calendar of events, and the proposed event’s relationship to Knockdown Center’s mission and other programs.

• Space is allocated to applicants by Knockdown Center. Space offered is non-negotiable, and determined by other events in the building, audience capacity, and technical needs.

• All accepted events must comply with Knockdown Centers operational protocols and schedules.

Please refer to the floorplans when imagining your event:

Download Floorplans Here 

Please direct any questions to submissions@knockdowncenter.com

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