REMINDER: Soap Factory Open Call
There is a point at which loving food turns into a food obsession. I am self-aware enough to know that I have long passed that point. I cannot simply EAT anything. Eating requires dissection and discussion before digestion. Dinner is often cold by the time it is eaten fully. Likewise, I meet emerging artists simply obsessed with conquering their first solo show. This next call will require your own dissection and discussion before digestion. Bon appetite…
Check out this Open Call from The Soap Factory (Minneapolis, MN). The Soap factory is looking for work for group exhibits, AND they offer installation support, travel, accommodations, and a stipend to those selected to exhibit. Did I mention NO ENTRY FEE?
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The Soap Factory
The Soap Factory exhibits work in its galleries throughout the year. Exhibitions curated from submissions and could have as many as 8 artists. The Soap Factory is a 120-year old ex-industrial warehouse on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists. They are particularly interested in proposals conceived specifically for The Soap Factory galleries. (So do your homework!) Their programming is unique in that they select only a small proportion of the artists they exhibit from their pool of submissions. They commonly receive 400 artist submissions per season.
DEADLINE: April 30, 2012. They do NOT accept e-mailed submissions. So please keep in mind that this is a POSTMARK deadline.
NOTIFICATION: Summer of 2012. *Editor’s note: Yes, I hate vague, prolonged notification dates, but it IS a huge undertaking for them. Be patient. Do not call or email to check on your submission. The Soap Factory does not return work. Please only send materials that you do not need to be returned.
The Soap Factory is committed to diversity in audience, staff and programming. To assist them in achieving their diversity goals, please indicate your ethnicity or cultural background. Please note that compliance or non-compliance with this request will NOT affect the status of your submission.
The Soap Factory provides full installation support for all selected projects, including travel and accommodation, as well as a stipend to artists. They provide publicity, exhibition invitations, mailings, opening reception and artist talks. However, they do not provide insurance coverage for work exhibited at The Soap Factory. All work is shown at the artist’s own risk.