RAM is seeking artists currently engaging in public art activity, community outreach, and art education to facilitate a series of art happenings in four Riverside neighborhoods. RAM is seeking fun, interactive, experimental projects that create and increase opportunities for community participation in the arts. Projects will ideally place artists in the role of facilitators who can connect participants in the community to art through making, performing, and learning. These happenings will occur over three consecutive weekends in April or May in 2014 or April or May in 2015 and will be two to three hours in duration. Happenings should be structured to allow participants to create new original work – either something to take home or a community piece to be exhibited. Happenings in 2014 and 2015 will be in the following four neighborhoods in non-traditional venues: Eastside, La Sierra, Magnolia Center, and Mission Grove/Orange Crest. Artwork created at happenings and photographs of the events will be displayed at a non-traditional public art venue.
"RAM encourages artists to take part in this project to bring arts into our community," says RAM Executive Director Drew Oberjuerge. "We know that there are so many people who are creating art in their homes. We want to connect them to the museum."
The stipend for each happening is $1000 and artists will have access to a materials budget of $300-$500 for each happening. There is also $300 to fund musicians for each happening, so hopefully artists will consider how music might play a role in their proposals.
RAM kicked off the Riverside Art Make with "Motor Rhythms" by Jordan Hill at the Mayor’s Celebration for Arts & Innovation. "Motor Rhythms" is a drum set built from scrap auto parts. Hill's project blends elements of percussion and automotive/salvage art to create a one-of-a-kind sound where he invites others to make music. The Riverside Art Museum is looking forward to two years of making art in Riverside neighborhoods.
Make music. Make art.
The artist proposal deadline is
For more information and an application: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/artmake