The Rural Project: Call for Proposals
Proposals are now open for the Rural Project.
December 24, 2018
In 2018-2019 we are focusing on the issues facing small town and rural communities of the Southeast in the 21st century. The dominance of industrialized farming and the shrinking of domestic manufacturing have transformed the landscape of much of the South. In its wake, we see communities struggling with many of the same issues faced by underserved urban populations: poor access to education, health care, and opportunities for advancement. With this open call, we are looking for artists connected to rural communities across the Southeast to develop projects around the stories and experiences of this often overlooked and disrespected part of our region.
We are looking for artists to draw inspiration from the Rural concept above and from the history of IGL’s artist-driven projects. Check out our past projects below to get a feel for the diversity, experimentation, and collaborative spirit that makes up our history and approach to the media arts. This year we are particularly interested in projects based in documentary film and experimental video, VR, animation, video games, radio, etc. However, we are open to all forms of art, including multi-media installations, sculpture, paintings, drawings, and photography. No matter the medium, we encourage artists to consider how their project could be enhanced by or viewed through the lens of media arts.