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Currently seeking artistic proposals that engage both ritual practice and social engagement. These proposals will be reviewed for an exhibition program in NYC scheduled for October 2017. Due to funding constraints, all participating artists must legally reside within the five boroughs of New York City. This exhibition program emphasizes artistic research that intersects social practice and ritual activity. Although project proposals should be built upon a foundation of experience and knowledge, we are just as interested in what your work may reveal to you, the public, and other arts professionals regarding these intersections. We want work that asks questions. We’re not looking for finished art objects or installations, but rather projects that rely upon social engagement for full realization. Proposed works should be temporary and pop-up in nature, must utilize public space or non-traditional space, should appeal to both art and non-art audiences, and should explore the potential for ritual practice as a potent ingredient within contemporary social movements. We strongly advise applicants to adhere to common standards within your field and submit materials that demonstrate project feasibility as well as your unique capacity to manifest your project. We welcome proposals from artists in a wide range of backgrounds, including visual art, writing, digital media, performance, dance, theatre, and even faith practice. We anticipate many proposals to be interdisciplinary in nature and we encourage hybrid supporting materials. Therefore, you are welcome to include any combination of the bulleted items described within the Primary Materials section below.

Please submit all materials for consideration by April 17, 2017. Applicants will be notified by June 1, 2017. E-mail your application to:

Your proposal should include the following:
Project Proposal: 1 – 3 brief paragraphs describing the project you would like to execute. Please also include a one or two sentence description on how you see your work integrating with the exhibition theme of ritual and social practice.
CV or Resume: include links to recent press (* see note below regarding groups and collectives)
3 – 5 sentence narrative artist bio
Primary Materials:
– Visual Arts (including ephemera or physical setups): include up to 10 jpgs, no more than 3mb each.
– Video, dance, theatre and other time-based artists: provide link(s) of up to 3 minutes of video or audio documentation. Please include desired start time. Remember to share password(s) for private media accounts.
– Interactive media: provide link(s) of up to 2 websites, online campaigns, interventions, etc. for review. If your project requires complex navigation, we strongly suggest you link to the specific segment you wish us to explore. Note: we will spend a minimum of 5 minutes examining materials.
– Written word (including essays, poetry, and scripts): excerpt of up to 500 words, attached as a PDF.
Annotation: please annotate all primary materials with pertinent information including date, medium, duration and dimensions, and clearly describe your role within the project.
Additional Supporting Materials: applicants may include additional weblinks, clearly labeled as additional materials. Please show restraint, only include links to projects in which you have been involved that you feel in some way either help illustrate the project which you are proposing more clearly or demonstrate your ability to manage and execute your project
Contact Information: please include email, phone, and address of residence within your application.
* We welcome applications from groups and collectives. Select a point person for communication at the time of application and include this person’s full contact information. Please include Primary Materials relevant to the portfolio of the collective applying, a brief narrative bio of the history of your collective, and a CV for each key member of your group. If you wish to include materials that emphasize the work of individual members of your collective—such as solo work or work with other groups—please put links to these materials within your Additional Supporting Materials.

Open Source is constantly searching for new ideas to bring to our audience. We accept proposals that refer directly to the Open Source mission to observe the social environment we are surrounded by. We are looking for engaged artists from around the world practicing in any form of media, ranging from painting to installation to performative art.

We are currently accepting proposals for 2019.

Send all proposals to:
Subject line: “Your Name, Exhibit Proposal”
Please attach: 300 word project proposal, 150 word artist statement, resume, and 3 or more images of recent work

Our cHURCH OF MONIKA is a monthly event in which we invite creative thinkers such as, but not exclusive to: artists, curators, activists, politicians, doctors, and writers, to speak about their interests, ideas, obsessions, and projects in progress. We are seeking submissions for these events as well.

Send all proposals to:
Subject line: “Your Name, cHURCH OF MONIKA”
Please include: A short description of the topic you would like to discuss and any relevant images

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2017 Exhibitions
Francesco Simeti: Swell
Sana Obaid
Andrew Snyder
Omar López-Chahoud
Kimberly Mayhorn


The Middle Passage
Soup Kitchen 2016
2016 Exhibitions
Another Space: Permanent Construction
i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
Dimensions Variable: Multidisciplinary
South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed Transgression
Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
/rive: Anamorphosis
Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
Savas Boyraz: Back Drop
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
Lena Lapschina: Yes/No
Soup Kitchen 2014
Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion
Emanuele Cacciatore: A Conversation with Consequence
Box Car Workshops and Derby 2014
Mark Stilwell: The Super Defense Force vs The Tittanno Beast (The Power of the Constructonauts)
Hubert Dobler: Roundabout
Arne Schreiber: Your Stripes
Katerina Marcelja: Fragment Series
Fuse-Works: Some Assembly Required
Anja Matthes: Out-Sight-In In-Sight-Out
Soup Kitchen 2013
Katarina Poliacikova: Until We Remember The Same