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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Announcing Triple Canopy’s 2014 call for proposals

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With the launch of Triple Canopy’s new publishing platform, the magazine invites proposals for new work to be developed by artists and writers in collaboration with Triple Canopy’s editors in the coming year. The editors look forward to working with contributors on research, writing, performance, and visual material related to new projects—as well as on the eventual digital and/or print design of contributors’ work.
For the fifth annual call for proposals, Triple Canopy will continue to support contributors in a variety of publication formats, both online and in print, as well as in the production of public events. We are interested in forging connections between books, manuscripts, lectures, performances, exhibitions, among other forms, and our online publishing practice. We invite artists and writers to submit proposals for projects that may or may not find their primary realization on the Web; the following list, by no means exhaustive, enumerates some of the forms such projects might take:

  • Print broadsheet, poster or pamphlet
  • Book or e-book
  • Digital project
  • Software deployed outside of Triple Canopy’s website
  • Public lecture or seminar
  • Performance
  • Reading
  • Screening
  • Exhibition or installation

Triple Canopy is looking for artists and writers with coherent proposals for projects that can be realized in one year or less. We are, as ever, in search of work that makes innovative, persuasive use of its own form and medium. While past publication or experience is not a prerequisite, successful applicants will demonstrate fluency in the field in which they wish to publish. Triple Canopy prioritizes work by emerging artists and writers working in the fields of visual art and literature, broadly defined; we appreciate work that takes into account current discussions and debates but is not bound by them, work that is carefully crafted but not fixated on form. Additionally, we encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with the recently redesigned platform, featuring Alongslide, a new system for authoring and presenting digital projects by artists and writers. Read more about Alongslide here.

Commission recipients receive:

  • Eight to twelve months of artistic, editorial, and technical support
  • $500 honorarium
  • Opportunity for inclusion in our annual print publication, Invalid Format: An Anthology of Triple Canopy
  • Opportunity to use Triple Canopy’s space at 155 Freeman for a performance or other public event
  • Coordination and production of any print publication or live event
  • Archiving of materials and long-term maintenance of any online version of the project by technical staff

Submissions to Triple Canopy’s 2014 call for proposals may be made via the online form. The deadline for submissions is March 10, 2014. Triple Canopy 2014 commission recipients will be announced April 22, 2014.

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