The mission of Arts Fort Worth, formerly known as the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, is to provide a quality event, visual, and performing arts venue for all of the community. This historic and dynamic arts complex, which boasts seven indoor galleries, an outdoor gallery, artist and performance studios, and nonprofit arts organization office suites, is managed by Arts Fort Worth on behalf of the City of Fort Worth. Arts Fort Worth also provides educational programming and in the newly remodeled galleries, promotes experienced and emerging artists. Located at 1300 Gendy Street, Arts Fort Worth is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.


Arts Fort Worth 

1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 

Robert Long

Exhibition Manager

817.298.3021 | rlong@artsfortworth.org

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The Exhibition Advisory Panel (EAP) of Arts Fort Worth is seeking exhibition proposals from artists and curators for all art forms for our 2023 season.    

The mission of the EAP is to exhibit contemporary art with a focus on regional artists in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.  We are looking for artist submissions for solo shows and curated proposals for group exhibitions of innovative art at a professional level.  Proposals should demonstrate a consistency of vision and exhibitions will span from 4 - 8 weeks.  

Guidelines:

  • Format all file names as LastNameFirstInitialDocument.xxx (i.e. MuttRResume.pdf or MuttRImage1.jpg).

Proposals from Artists need to include:

  • Exhibition Summary
  • CV 
  •  Artist Statement
  • 10-20 images of artworks: All files must be labeled and correspond with image list
  • Image list - All works must be labeled : Title, year. medium, dimensions

Proposals from Curators need to include:

  • Exhibition Summary
  • A curator’s statement (no more than one page in length)
  • Resume/CV
  • List of artists, including brief CV/bios
  • List of works proposed, including approximate number of art works and estimate of space needed - linear or square footage
  • samples of art works, mock ups or plans - JPG (clearly labeled with an matching image list)
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Submissions will be reviewed in September. If you are selected to exhibit, you will need to provide precise specifications of what you plan to display. This is necessary so that we can place you in the appropriate gallery. While we will respect your original artistic vision, we retain the final right to edit the exhibition.       

About Arts Fort Worth Founded in 1963 as the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Arts Fort Worth is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote, nurture, and support the arts in Fort Worth. Arts Fort Worth administers a competitive grants program, manages the Fort Worth Public Art program, and operates what was formerly known as the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, a dynamic arts complex with theaters, galleries, studios, and office suites, on behalf of the City of Fort Worth. Arts Fort Worth also provides educational programming and supports arts advocacy at all levels of government, provides public art consultation services, rents the facilities for a wide range of private and public events and programs. Arts Fort Worth is supported in part by the City of Fort Worth and the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information, please visit artsfortworth.org  

SUBMISSION: Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 2MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. Arts Fort Worth reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.   

PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass.    

SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 30% of proceeds from sales will go to Arts Fort Worth and the remainder to the artists.    

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight (CMT) on August 31, 2022. Arts Fort Worth will notify accepted applicants by late September.       

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.      

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: 

Please direct all questions to:  

Robert Long, Exhibitions Manager 

rlong@artsfortworth.org

1300 Gendy Street    Fort Worth, TX,  76107    

direct: 817.298.3021  

This program is part of Arts Fort Worth’s ongoing commitment to support the creation of arts for all. With an emphasis on emerging practices, this program provides one artist with a non-residential studio space at Arts Fort Worth, 1300 Gendy Street in the Cultural District of Fort Worth. This program aims to help practicing artists offset the cost of living by providing free studio space for a period of twelve months; $6,000 stipend for materials (paid in $500 monthly installments); studio visits with established regional artists; culminating in a solo exhibition.  This opportunity would serve as a unique cultural integration project between artists, community, schools, and established museums/cultural centers in the area.

Benefits:

  • Artists have full access to their studios *24 hours a day, seven days a week; access to visiting artists, writers and curators.
  • Participating artists are expected to spend a minimum of 16 hours a week in the studio. Each artist will also be expected to present two artist talks (an introductory slide presentation to community and an exhibition talk during their solo exhibition)  as well as a workshop to the general public and the local arts community to share their practice or explore a related topic.
  • Studio visits with selection committee arts professionals
  • At the completion of the residency, the works produced during the 2022 program will be exhibited in one of the Arts Fort Worth Galleries

Dates:

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2022
  • Residency Duration: March 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023
  • Solo Exhibition: March 2023

Eligibility:

  • Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply (please note that studio has limited ventilation, restricting the use of highly volatile materials). Applicants must be 18 years or older and not enrolled in any degree program (including BA, MFA, or a teaching certification program). The residency is open to all artists, with an emphasis on artists from the Fort Worth/North Texas region.
  • Please note: a college degree is NOT required to apply for residency program. We encourage applicants who would like to make art and creativity a continuing part of their lives, even if they do not or have not pursued it in a post-secondary institutional setting.
  • Current Emerging Artist Resident cannot apply again until three years after the date of their award. (A 2022 residency recipient could not apply again until the 2025 grant cycle.)

Review Process:

  • One resident will be selected by an independent panel of arts professionals. The selection will be based on the quality of submitted work samples, statement of intent and references.

Application Instructions:

There is no fee to apply. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

  • Note: Written documents should be submitted as pdfs and should include your name at the top of each page. 
  • One page (maximum 500 words) statement of intent to include:

           A. Description of how the residency will benefit you and your work

           B. Description of prospective public skills workshop or presentation

  • Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Image List (if applicable) indicating title of work, year completed, medium and dimensions.
  • 10 DIGITAL IMAGES - Image files must be in .JPG format. For video, include a YouTube or Vimeo link to no more than 5 minutes of video. 
  • Name and contact information of 2 professional references.
  • Format all file names as LastNameFirstInitialDocument.xxx (i.e. MuttRResume.pdf or MuttRImage1.jpg).

Notification:

  • Successful applicants will be notified no later than February 21, 2022


Arts Fort Worth - Emerging Artist Residency is made possible through with the generous support of the Donny Wiley Memorial Fund at North Texas Community Foundation.


Arts Fort Worth is now accepting submissions for works for the 2022 Season to be sold in the ARTshop on a consignment basis. Pieces accepted will remain in the ARTshop for 3-9 months with an option to extend the time based on sales.  There are no limitations in what can be submitted but we favor smaller pieces since the space is small. Historically items priced $100.00 and under have done well in the ARTshop. Shop selections will be made on a rolling basis beginning mid-January and continue through the 2022 season.


ABOUT US: Founded in 1963 as the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Arts Fort Worth is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote, nurture, and support the arts in Fort Worth. Arts Fort Worth administers a competitive grants program, manages the Fort Worth Public Art program, and operates what was formerly known as the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, a dynamic arts complex with theaters, galleries, studios, and office suites, on behalf of the City of Fort Worth. Arts Fort Worth also provides educational programming and supports arts advocacy at all levels of government, provides public art consultation services, rents the facilities for a wide range of private and public events and programs. Arts Fort Worth is supported in part by the City of Fort Worth and the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information, please visit artsfortworth.org


SUBMISSION: Proposals will be viewed from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 2MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. 

Notifications: Deadline to apply ends October 1, 2021. All Artists will be notified on or before October 15, 2021.  


REMOVAL: All hand delivered work must be picked up on the date specified. Works not removed on these days will be placed in storage and released at gallery’s convenience. Any work left for 60 days after the assigned pick up date becomes the property of the Arts Center.


USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.


CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Robert Long, 

Exhibitions Manager

1300 Gendy Street Fort Worth, TX,  76107 

direct: 817.298.3021

rlong@artsfortworth.org


By submitting your work, you agree to all of the following terms. The party who is granting the right to sell its Artwork will be referred to as the Consignor, and the other party who is receiving the right to sell the Artwork will be referred to as "Fort Worth Community Arts Center" (Consignee).


The parties agree as follows:


     I.               RIGHT TO SELL. Consignor owns the item(s) identified in Exhibit “A” (the “artwork”). In accordance with this Agreement, Consignor grants the Arts Fort Worth, of 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, an exclusive right to sell under the terms of this Agreement.  


Consignor agrees to deliver to Arts Fort Worth, on consignment, the Artwork five (5) business days prior to the Agreement’s Effective Date. Arts Fort Worth agrees to devote its best efforts to the sale of the Artwork.  All sales prices and terms of sale shall be determined by mutual consent of the parties prior to the date the contract becomes effective. 


      II.            LEGAL AUTHORITY. Consignor is the sole owner of the Artwork, and possesses the legal authority to consign these items.


    III.            LENGTH OF AGREEMENT. Terms of this Consignment Agreement are for a 90 day period from the Effective Date.  Upon conclusion of the 90 days Consignor has 10 days to pick-up or otherwise arrange the removal of any and all unsold Artwork. At the end of that 10 day period all remaining Artwork becomes the property of the Arts Fort Worth to dispose of as it deems appropriate.  This Agreement may be renewed under the same terms and conditions for an additional 90 days if both parties are in agreement.


    IV.            PROCEEDS OF SALES. Arts Fort Worth will pay to the Consignor a portion of the sales proceeds which shall be calculated as follows: 70% of the pre-tax proceeds from the sale of the Artwork.  The amount determined in the previous sentence shall be paid in full to the Consignor in fourteen (14) business days after the termination of this Agreement.  With each payment, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center will submit to the Consignor a written report summarizing all transactions involving the Artwork that sets forth, but is not limited to, the calculation of the amount of the net proceeds payment and the extent of current/remaining inventory.


      V.            STATE AND LOCAL TAXES. Arts Fort Worth shall be exclusively liable for, and shall indemnify Consignor against such liability for, all applicable state and local sales taxes and fees related to the sale of the Artwork.


 


    VI.            INSURANCE.   The consignor may provide his/her own insurance coverage, Arts Fort Worth insures all art under its existing insurance policy, which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while on the premises during the period of the contract. If the artist wish to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of Arts Fort Worth from any liability in connection with the Artwork.

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