Saturday, January 2, 2016

Catalyst Series 2016

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Deadline: February 12, 2016 5PM

Intermedia Arts is seeking submissions to the Catalyst Series 2016/2017 Season.

The Catalyst Series co-presents new work in the performing and visual arts, as well as multimedia and film presentations—in partnership with YOU: artists, groups and organizations in our community focused on art, equity, dialogue, and social change.


The Catalyst Series showcases the heart of Intermedia Arts’ mission: sparking dialogue and social change with new performing arts, visual arts and film presentations. Through the Catalyst Series, Intermedia Arts provides quality exhibition, performance, and screening space to independent artists, arts organizations, youth and community groups and individuals who are dedicated to using art as a tool for social change.

The Catalyst Series places a particular emphasis on increasing the visibility of and providing a platform for artists whose voices have historically been underrepresented in the arts, including (but not limited to): artists of color, LGBTQ artists, women, new and recent immigrant communities, native and Indigenous artists, low-income artists, and artists exploring non-traditional pathways to success. By providing a platform to a culturally, ethnically, socially and socio-economically diverse group of artists, this program strengthens and supports Minnesota's creative community and provides and artistic nurturing ground for these voices to be heard.

Our goal is to provide local artists, arts groups, and arts organizations with the resources necessary to focus on their creative process, connect with their communities, advance their career, market their work, and develop new audiences. The Catalyst Series promotes a partnership with artists and organizations.

We welcome local proposals for presentations of performances, screenings, exhibitions, events and projects within and across the artistic disciplines of performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, multimedia and interdisciplinary arts, and film; especially those that increase visibility and awareness of under-represented viewpoints or communities, spark dialogue and inspire social change.

As your co-presenting partner, Intermedia Arts provides you with the following resources:
High quality exhibition, performance, screening, meeting and workshop space
Rehearsal space and technician for technical rehearsal/s
Technical support staff, including Production Manager, Technical Director, Technician, and access to available lighting, sound, and audio/visual equipment
Production and planning meetings with Intermedia Arts staff
Use of Intermedia Arts box office ticketing systems and management staff
Graphic design services
Promotion on Intermedia Arts website and inclusion in monthly E-Newsletter (circ. @ 4,000)
Distribution of press release to Intermedia Arts press lists


As a Catalyst Series artist, producer and co-presenter, Intermedia Arts would require the following from you:
A completed performance or exhibition as agreed upon
A 50/50 split of ticket/box office sales
The ability to sell concessions, merchandise and memberships at all events
Incorporation of a dialogue or workshop component into the project

The Catalyst Series does NOT provide the following:
Technical design (lighting, sound, video, costume, set design, etc.)
Travel or lodging expenses
Print costs for marketing materials