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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Sparkplug Artist Collective Seeks New Members



Sparkplug, a collective of emerging artists and curators sponsored by DC Arts Center, is seeking new members interested in participating as curators or artists. Currently composed of nine DC area artists and curators, the Sparkplug collective meets regularly to discuss their work, explore common concerns, grow their community and dream up creative engagements both in DC and around the world. Through its support of Sparkplug, DC Arts Center provides meeting space, legal and technical resources and exhibition opportunities to emerging artists and curators without current gallery representation or institutional employ. Via a continuing dialogue encompassing the theoretical and the practical, the group’s members share experiences, perspectives, preoccupations, challenges, and topics informing their ongoing artistic practice.

New members chosen during the Spring of 2010 should be prepared to participate in an exhibition this June and remain active members of the group for the next two years. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings and participate in studio visits. Applicants should be 21 years of age or older, live in the DC metropolitan area and not currently have gallery representation or institutional employ as curators or art writers. The deadline for applications is April 5, 2010. Invitations for formal interviews will be extended on or before April 19, 2010.

Go to the DCAC website for more information about Sparkplug and to view the full call and application requirements.

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