Open Call For Visual Artists


There are four separate applications available for spoken word, dance, music and visual artists for the ARTWalk Alive! 2006 event



ARTWalk Background


ARTWalk is an interactive outdoor museum that runs along University Avenue in the Neighborhood of the Arts.  ARTWalk�s mission is to foster, create and maintain a designated distinctive public walkway connecting arts destinations and cultural centers in the neighborhood, in order to provide an environment that encourages increased exposure to a variety of artistic experiences while strengthening the community.


ARTWalk is pleased to announce an invitation for visual artists to showcase their creative process along the avenue at ARTWalk Alive! 2006 on Sunday, September 17, 2006 from 12PM�4PM as part of an annual multi�arts event. Any individual or collaborating artist(s) who resides in the Greater Rochester eight�county region may submit entries.





ARTWalk Alive!

 Serves several purposes:











1.  Residents of Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties are invited to enter.  Students attending local schools within the eight-county area are considered residents.


2. All forms of creative visual art are encouraged, including but not limited to, painting, drawing, caricatures, sculpture, computer, ceramics, sidewalk artists, installation artists, film, collage, and jewelry. Collaborations are encouraged.


3.  Up to eight entries will be selected for inclusion at ARTWalk Alive! on Sunday, September 17, 2006.





Tentative sites for visual artists are in the public right of way along University Avenue between Rundel Park and Oxford Street. Other site suggestions will be considered but not assured.


Please note that there will be no stages or tents set up in these areas. Sidewalks, streets on ARTWalk and adjoining areas provide the stages for this event. During ARTWalk Alive! University Avenue will be closed to traffic between Atlantic Avenue and Portsmouth Terrace.





This is an opportunity for the artists to demonstrate and share their artistic process with the public. Sales of artist work is NOT permitted at this event. Brochures, business cards and other marketing materials may be distributed.


All entries will be judged on the following criteria:



Artistic Merit

Flexibility with regard to weather

Appropriateness to the ARTWalk environment and its mission

            (Interactivity with the audience will be considered an asset.)


All selected artists must be on site working throughout the four hour ARTWalk Alive! event. Artists are encouraged to interact with ARTWalk visitors. all work must be safe for audience member to view or in which to participate.





ARTWalk Alive!  ENTRIES must be received by June 16, 2006 at

4 pm.

Mail or deliver all entries to:     

ARTWalk Alive! Artists at Work

c/o South East Area Coalition

1045 South Clinton Ave.

Rochester, NY 14620




A.     All entrants must submit the following items:


     A description of you and/or your group for program notes and/or publicity, in 50 words     or less starting with your name and written in the third person ("he," "she" or "they," NOT "I" or "we").

B.  The ARTWalk Alive! selected entrants will be notified by Monday, July 3, 2006.


C.  ARTWalk does not assume responsibility for damage to or loss of any material

submitted for these open calls.


  1. There will be a panel of seven jurors selecting up to eight artists.  This panel of jurors will include NOTA residents, businesses, and arts professionals. Selected applicants may be asked, under the recommendations of the ARTWalk Artists at Work panel, to refine or modify their proposal to meet criteria.


  1.  Shawn Dunwoody will coordinate most aspects of these proposals in his role as Artists at Work curator.


  1. RETURN OF SUBMISSIONS: Please include a self-addressed, postage paid package if return of submitted material is requested.




No monies are available at the present. A small honorarium may become available to each application (not per person) that participates in ARTWalk Alive! ARTWalk will promote this event and the selected entrant�s name will be mentioned in the program. ARTWalk is working towards appropriate funding for future programs 





Participating visual artists assume all responsibility for any and all supplies, materials and other equipment they bring to ARTWalk Alive!, ARTWalk takes no responsibility and holds no liability for injury, damage or loss of property to any persons during these performance times and events. 




ARTWalk will retain the right to use photographs or videotaped images of performers and artists rehearsing or in performance for publicity and other non-commercial purposes.




If you have any questions about Artists at Work e-mail:, write to ARTWalk, PO Box 10373, Rochester, NY 14610 or leave a message at (585) 234-6670.  This Request for Proposals and Application is also available at the above address or on the web at

























Wednesday, April 5, 7PM

Informational public meeting at Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue first floor


Friday, April 21, 4PM

Deadline for Muse�a�thon and Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006 completed submissions.


Friday, May 5

Notification of panel�s selected entries for Muse-a-thon and

Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006


Wednesday, May 31, 7 PM

Informational public meeting at Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue 3rd floor for ARTWalk Alive! applicants only (April 21st is deadline for Summer Series and Muse-a-thon)


Saturday, June 10, 10AM�12PM, or 5:30PM�7:30PM (TBD)

Muse-a-thon, ARTWalk�s fundraiser walkathon


Friday, June 16, 4PM

Deadline for ARTWalk Alive! completed submissions


Monday, July 3

Notification of panel�s selected entries for ARTWalk Alive!


Saturday, September 16, time TBA

ARTWalk Site Location Orientation for ARTWalk Alive!


Sunday, September 17, 12PM�4PM

ARTWalk Alive!






APPLICATION:                Artists at Work

(Please print)                                       Open call for Artist



Name of Group


(Contact) First Name                           Middle Initial                           Last Name


Street Address


City, State, ZIP Code                                                                           County


Home Telephone                     Other Telephone                      E-mail Address


Do you: ___need electricity ___ prefer it but can play without ___ do not use it



CHECKLIST (Please make sure to include the following with your submission)


( ) WELL LABELED slides, photographs, CD-ROM, jpg file, VHS videotape or DVD of

previous works in a sturdy package

( ) Short description of your proposed performance or activity

( ) Completed application form (this page)

( ) A list of equipment you will be using during the event

( ) A 50 word (or less) description of you and/or your group for the program notes and/or


( ) Names of artist(s) for the program notes and/or publicity

( ) A self addressed postage paid package if return of submitted materials is requested

( ) OPTIONAL INFORMATION: Sometimes the press asks us to suggest artists to be

interviewed. Please attach a list (or partial list of) performers . Include ages and

hometowns/villages/suburbs/towns/ residences of your group members if you are

willing to be contacted.





ARTWalk Alive! Entries by Fri, June 16, 4 pm.

Submit applications to:

Artists at Work RFP-ARTWalk Alive! 2005

c/o South East Area Coalition

1045 South Clinton Ave.

Rochester, NY 14620

(Please contact ARTWalk, not SEAC, with any questions regarding this RFP. Additional

Applications and other RFP info available at the ARTWalk web site: or call 585-234-6670)


ARTWalk is not responsible for errors or omissions in this printed RFP.