Callout 2020-21



Articulate is calling for  proposals for projects and exhibitions for our 2020-2021 program.  

Articulate is an artist-run initiative formed in 2010 to support experimental contemporary art that emphasises installation, performance and related spatial and temporal practices. 

Articulate has two spaces, Articulate project space on the ground floor and ArticulateUpstairs on the mezzanine. These spaces are suited to different types of work—the ground floor project space is 27 metres long and accommodates larger installation, performance and related work, whereas the upstairs space is smaller and more suited to wall and smaller work.  We also have Articulate Backroom   available for exhibitions until we find a longer-term use.

However, we are open to hearing about whatever use you want to put either to. For example you could use either space
• as a project space project or short residency where you develop and make work on site and open it to public exhibition in-process, or later in the 3-week period,
• as an exhibition space for work that opens on the first Friday of the 3-week period,
• as a performance project using one or both spaces together
• as a documentation-base for work/events that happen in other spaces such as a public space,
• for a solo or group project or exhibition, of collaborative or individual work,
• for a curatorial project that produces a single exhibition or project,  or a longer program, or
• for one-off or a program of events such as film screenings or discussion events, etc.  
Because the two spaces are not clearly separated, we ask artists working in both spaces to consult with each other in advance of installation.

More information is available—including space measurements and rental fees.

Send proposal for funded single-installation program by Thursday February 29, 2020 
We are also calling for artists interested in being considered for a funded part of the 2021 program to propose an idea for a single-installation for Articulate project space (Articulate's ground floor), along with a separate (A4 max) document that provides
• an outline of your art-achievements (including bio/CV material showing whether you are an emerging artist (within approx 5 years of last graduation by 2021) or mid-career/established,)
• an image of yourself (preferably with a related artwork), 
• agreement to be included in Articulate's 2021 Changing Place program
 for attachment to a funding application if selected. Attach more details and add links if needed. Send this proposal to etalucitra@gmail.com by 29 February.  See plan of Articulate ground floor here.

This part of the Changing Place program focuses on single-installations because they are the most physically challenging form of installation and thus in most need of funding. You can see examples of  single-installations from Articulate's past program here (remember to click on Older Posts at the bottom of each page), labelled there as 'whole-space works'. They are simply installations, performances, etc, that are more likely to form relationships with the location because there are no other artworks in the space.  Performance is slightly different because movement and sound in the space may link it to the location even when the work has multiple components. We also expect these single-installations to be experimental as this will be their first construction, and time is provided to experiment in the space to allow an idea to more fully evolve. 

By 'location' we mean the site, the building, or the gravity/temperature etc of the 'natural' space (in which the building is also located), or the Eora Nation, or Leichhardt or even Sydney or the planet.  


Funding will be sought for artists' fees, installation support, free rental, documentation and opening catering costs. 

Selection will be by a panel made up of Articulate artist-directors and Dr Fiona Foley, Aboriginal advisor to this project, on the basis of expected quality of the artwork likely to be produced by the idea plus your past achievements, and its relationship with its location. To assist our planning, please let Articulate know asap if you are planning to send a proposal, by writing to us on etalucitra@gmail.com


If you would like your project to be part of Articulate's broader (unfunded) 2020/21 program, please send your proposal with an indication of which of the two spaces and time slots suits your purpose best.  Please send a few preferences for timing -  2020 program dates are given  below, followed by the 2021 program dates soon.  We will get back to you as soon as possible. Please re-contact us if you do not hear back soon enough. (Please remember that if the funded program referred to above can go ahead, it will occupy some of the 2021 project space time slots listed below.) 


2020 program dates: Articulate project space / ArticulateUpstairs /Articulate Backroom

2020
START Tues
END Mon
weeks
opening/
event
20.1
24 Dec 19
13 Jan
3
 3 Jan



20.2
14  Jan -
3 Feb
3
17 Jan
booked
booked

20.3
4 Feb  -
24 feb
3
7 Feb
booked

20.4A
25 Feb
2 March
1
28 Feb
booked
booked

20.4B
3 Mar
 16 Mar
2
 14 Mar
booked
booked

20.5
17 March -
6 April
3
20 Mar
booked
booked

20.6
7 Apr -
East12Apr
27 Apr  
3
10 Apr


20.7
28 Apr  
HeadOn
18 May
3
1 May
booked

20. 8
19 May-
8 June
3
22 May



20.9
9 June 
29 jun
3
12 June
 booked
booked

20.10
30 Jun
20 July
3
3  July
booked
booked

20.11
21 July
10 Aug324 July
Booked
booked

20.12
11 Aug -
31 Aug
3
14 Aug

20.13
1 Sep-
21 Sept
3
4 Sep

booked

20.14
22 Sep  -
12 Oct
3
25 Sep
booked
  

20.15
13 Oct 
2 Nov
3
16 Oct
booked
booked

20.16
3 Nov 
23 Nov
3
6 Nov

20.17
24 Nov -
14 Dec
3
26 Nov
booked


20.18
15 Dec  -
4 Jan 21
3
18 Dec
Booked AT10
Booked AT10

21.01






Draft 2021 program dates: Articulate project space, ArticulateUpstairs, Articulate backroom

2020
START Tues
END Mon
weeks
opening/
event
Articulate Backroom*
21.1
5 Jan
1 Feb
4
 8 Jan



21.2
2  Feb
22 Feb
4
5 Feb



21.4
23 Feb
1 March
1
26 Feb
 booked


21.5
2  March -
22 Mar
3
5 Mar



21.6
23 Mar
pub hol 2/4  
12 Apr  
3
26 Mar



21.7
13 Apr  
3 May
3
16 Apr



21. 8
4 May-
25 May
3
7 May



21.9
25 May
14 jun
3
28 May
 


21.10
15 Jun
5 July
3
  18 July



20.11
6 July
26 July
3
9 July



21.12
27 July -
16 Aug
3
30 Jul



21.13
17 Aug
6 Sept
3
20 Aug



21.14
7 Sep 
27 Sep
3
25 Sep

  

21.15
28 Sept
18 Oct
3
16 Oct



21.16
19 Oct
8 Nov
3
22 Oct



21.17
9 Nov -
29 Nov
3
26 Nov
 


21.18
30 Nov
20 Dec
3
18 Dec
 AT11
 AT11

21.19
21 Dec
pub hols
3 Jan
3









* subject to Backroom being free of longer term letting and other uses
Grey bookings not yet confirmed.

NB dates indicate 24 hr access; normal opening hours are 11am-5pm Friday - Sunday