Starkville Area Arts Council is excited to announce that submissions for the next Art in Public Places Exhibit series, the Winter Showcase, are now OPEN. Media accepted include (and are not limited to) photography, painting, drawing and illustration, ceramic and three-dimensional works, fiber art, etc. Theme is open.
All submissions must be made via SAAC’s online portal. To access, visit www.starkvillearts.net and click on the “Submissions” button for all our active applications. The submission deadline is October 31. Space is limited, so no piece should exceed 48" in any one direction nor weigh more than 75 pounds. Works in previous AiPP shows may not be submitted again. Full submission details in the application.
Works may be listed for sale. SAAC collects and pays sales taxes on behalf of the artist for any work sold. The artist keeps 80% of the proceeds.
The hybrid show will be installed on November 30 in the lobby of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and will also be featured as an online exhibit on SAAC's website. The show will run until January 31, 2021.
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The Starkville Area Arts Council has reopened its grant pool, in response to the impact of COVID-19. In collaboration with the Del Rendon Foundation, Mississippi Presenter's Network, and other community partners and arts organizations, this endeavor will bring Starkville and other Mississippi communities free arts programming and educational opportunities through the #StayAtHomeFestMS!
#StayAtHomeFestMS is a series of online lessons, readings, demonstrations, and performances by creatives to provide art education and entertainment to our communities. Significantly, SAAC will offer small stipends for participating local artists who have lost work and are not currently receiving income or salary from an employer.
SAAC and DRF invite creatives (in the Golden Triangle Region) of any artistic discipline (visual, performance, writers, etc) to participate. The artist will propose any sort of artistic content (performances, readings, workshops, demonstrations, etc.) that shows their craft and/or serves artistic and/or educational purposes. If accepted, the artist will provide the content via prerecorded video or, if available, live stream. Stipends may be available for artists who have lost income and are not currently receiving salary or compensation from an employer, with priority given to Oktibbeha County-based artists.
"SAAC and DRF are joining Mississippi Presenter's Network and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council's efforts to support local talent," says SAAC E.D. John Bateman. "With various programs and projects canceled, SAAC's discretionary grant pool will otherwise go unused." Bateman elaborates, "Our Grant Committee agreed to reopen deadlines specifically to use remaining funds in a micro-WPA-type program to pay local artists while also promoting their visibility across the state. DRF has a tremendous history of promoting local music. The launch of Oxford's Stay At Home Fest created a perfect opportunity for all 3 organizations to join forces with the Mississippi Presenter's Network to cross-promote artists AND help provided needed resources."
Other arts organizations outside of Starkville who are interested in participating should contact the Mississippi Presenter's Network through their website.
Artists may find more information on SAAC's website and may submit on the Grants page. Stipends will be allocated until funding runs out. However, all programming will continue as long as submissions are received. Schedule of programming AND published content will be available on the Stay at Home Fest MS Facebook page. If you wish to help SAAC and DRF provide stipends to artists, please contact E.D. John Bateman by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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