Deadline: October 21, 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:
No calls, please. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!