Call to artist for TEDxSnoIsleLIbraries 2016

call to artist logoTEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2016 is all about showcasing inspirational and innovative ideas from the region and now, in partnership with the Snohomish County Arts Commission, there is an opportunity to do the same for art.

The arts commission has issued a call-to-artist to create or provide a temporary interactive-based work of art, or performance art experience, to be included as part of the TEDxSnoIsleLibraries main event, scheduled for Nov. 18, 2016 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The deadline for submissions is June 6 for a project that includes a $3,500 budget.

The theme for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2016 is “Transformations” which should be the inspiration for the installation.

“The Snohomish County Arts Commission is pleased to select and commission an artist to develop an interactive artwork for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries again in 2016,” said Robert Fairfax, Chair of the Snohomish County Arts Commission.  “We’re fortunate to have this wonderfully executed, well-attended platform to connect artistic talent to our broad Snohomish County community.”

Sparked by the celebrated TED conferences worldwide, TEDxSnoIsleLibraries is a locally organized event featuring over a dozen talks, demonstrations and performances under 18 minutes each. The day-long program will harness the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading” and focus on the rich innovation, invention and cultural depth of our region.

“The presence of art at last year’s TEDxSnoIsleLibraries event showed the perfect symmetry of ideas and beauty,” says Terry Lippincott, president of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation Board of Directors. “We are excited that the Snohomish Arts Commission is working to make art available again for attendees of the 2016 TEDx event.”

The public installation/performance of the project will take place throughout the day of the event within a space identified as the TEDx IdeaLab. This space will be in the gymnasium of the Edmonds Center for the Arts. An exceptional submission would propose an original, bold and creative concept that is designed to engage a large audience as they enter and exit the IdeaLab, either of a large scale or interactive or kinetic in nature. The selected artist will be paid $3,500 to complete the installation.

For an artist prospectus:

  • Office of Economic Development, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S #411, Everett, WA, 98201
  • 425-388-3186