MOMENTUM 2023: CALL FOR GENERAL SURVEY ARTISTS  

Oklahoma artists ages 30 and younger are invited to submit artwork to the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s (OVAC) interactive, multi-disciplinary art event Momentum


ELIGIBILITY:

· Momentum is open to artists ages 30 and younger who live and work in Oklahoma, or who have a permanent address in Oklahoma. Performance artists, filmmakers, installation, 2D, and 3D artists are all encouraged. Submissions must have been created in the last two years and may not have been exhibited in previous Momentum exhibitions.

· Applicants must be OVAC members to apply. Membership benefits include access to OVAC's annual Resource Guide, inclusion in OVAC's online Artist Gallery, discount for Artist Survival Kit (ASK) workshops, entry fees waived for OVAC opportunities, and more. Student memberships are $25 per year and individual memberships are $45 per year. Join OVAC today.

· Applicants may submit up to 3 works in total. (e.g., if you submit one performance art proposal, you could also submit two paintings)

SUBMISSION:

The submission form is available at the bottom of this page.

Images must be jpegs. Please label uploaded documents with your last name and number corresponding to the image list. (e.g., Smith01.jpg, Smith02.jpg, Smith03.jpg) The image list must include the title, medium, year created, and dimensions, or include a brief description of samples for time-based artwork. Please do not include spaces or special characters in file names. Click here to see an example image list.

2D or 3D Art: You may submit up to two images of each piece. Please only submit a second image if you need to show an additional view or detail. Click here for a quick guide to photographing artwork at home. Or take advantage of OVAC's Photography Studio service for artists.

Performance Art: Submit a brief, written proposal describing the performance, including length and preferred performance space. Include any support materials to illustrate your proposal, such as images of past performances, sketches, videos, etc. Any special equipment must be provided by the artist.

Installations: Submit a brief, written proposal for installations. Include any support materials to illustrate your proposal, such as images of past related artworks, sketches, etc. Any special equipment must be provided by the artist.

Film/Video: Submit a URL that links directly to the video. Include a brief written summary of the video including length. Short films are preferred. Artist must provide equipment for screening all film/video works.

Special Consideration/Oversized Work: If your work requires unconventional display methods (e.g., hangs from the ceiling, weighs more than 15lbs) or is oversized (larger than 4’x4’x4’) please send a brief description of its dimensions and display needs.

TIMELINE:

October 1 – General Survey applications open

January 3 – General Survey entries due

January 18 – General Survey announced

March 10–12 – Momentum in Oklahoma City at TBD location

AWARDS:

Cash prizes may be selected by the curators. Additionally, a $100 Viewer’s Choice Award is voted by the audience during the event. Artists selected for awards will be notified during the event.

OTHER DETAILS:

OVAC is not responsible, at any time, for the loss, damage, or theft of artwork. Artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance policies. Submission of artwork constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus and shall further include permission to reproduce work for publication. Selected artwork must come presentation ready (i.e., framed with wire or d-rings, ready-to-display). Curators reserve the right to refuse works that differ from those submitted or are deemed not presentation-ready. Artists are responsible for the delivery and post-event pick-up of their work. OVAC will retain a 30% commission on all works sold at the event.

Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted.

QUESTIONS:

Questions are encouraged! Please contact programs@ovac-ok.org.

Do you have a large, public project you want to launch, but need some funds to make it happen? A fiscal sponsorship from OVAC allows you to use our 501(c)(3) status to solicit donations giving your donors the benefit of a tax receipt and allows you to apply for grants that require a 501(c)(3) status. After reviewing the FAQ below, reach out to us to see if your project qualifies!


FAQs:

What is fiscal sponsorship?

Fiscal sponsorship allows an individual or group to use OVAC’s 501(c)(3) status to solicit donations, giving the donors the benefit of receiving a tax receipt for their donation as it goes through OVAC. It also allows the individual or group to apply for some grants that require backing from a nonprofit organization.

What is the difference between a grant and fiscal sponsorship?

Fiscal sponsorship is not a funding program. Instead, it enables individual artists and artist-run organizations to use OVAC’s charitable 501(c)(3) status to raise tax-deductible money through grants and individual contributions.

Grants, on the other hand, are monetary awards to individuals.

What kind of projects qualify?

All projects must align with OVAC’s mission of supporting Oklahoma’s visual arts and artists and their power to enrich communities. Fiscal sponsorship is only for a specific project and is not intended to last indefinitely to support an artist’s career. Fiscally sponsored projects must benefit the public in some way. That could include a subject screening, exhibition, performance or talk, exploring an issue, or otherwise offering an opportunity for an underrepresented group of people. Because donations to fiscally sponsored projects are tax-deductible, projects must add value to the public sphere and not only benefit the artist’s private gain.

Can I keep an artist’s fee from the amount fundraised?

Yes, we believe in paying artists for their work! We expect for you to include an artist’s fee in your budget. As a guideline, project managers generally don’t get paid more than 20% of the budget, yet it varies from project to project.

Is there a cost?

All applicants must be a current OVAC member. OVAC retains a 4% administration fee of the funds raised.

Will OVAC fundraise for me?

No, but we will promote your project on social media to help build awareness.

Does OVAC have any creative control over the project?

No. Projects that are fiscally sponsored by OVAC are considered independent contractors and retain their own identity. Project directors retain creative control and ownership of their project/organization.

Do I have to have a US Social Security number or be incorporated in the US to join OVAC Fiscal Sponsorship?

Yes. you must have a social security number or be incorporated as an LLC or corporation in the US.

Do I have to live in Oklahoma?

Yes, you must be a current Oklahoma resident and the public presentation of the project must take place in Oklahoma.

Who decides if my application is accepted?

A committee of OVAC board members carefully reviews each application for mission alignment, quality of the proposal and project, and feasibility of the project.

Can I talk to someone at OVAC before I apply?

Of course! Call us at 405-879-2400 or email Krystle Brewer at krystle@ovac-ok.org.



Requirements to Apply:

Applications must include the following:

  • Project description
  • Project budget with both income and expenses
  • Resume/CV of key participants
  • 10 Work samples (preferably jpegs) or URL for film/video artwork with descriptions 
  • Artwork sample list 
  • Letter of support (if applicable)

For questions, contact Krystle D. Kaye at (405) 879-2400 Ex. 4 or krystle@ovac-ok.org.

There are 4 deadlines throughout the year. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.

Before submission, please review the application form for eligibility. Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, and Oklahoma residents.

See the Frequently Asked Questions page, you might be surprised what you find. We do have waiting periods for past awardees and restrictions on how many applications you can put your name on for each deadline.

Each Community/Artist Partnership Grant Application should include:

__Filled in the application form below

__Artist Resume/CV

__Artist/Writer/Curator Statement (250 words)

__10-15 Artwork samples or URL for video artwork (work samples can include artwork, sketches or concept drawing, writing samples, documentation of curatorial projects, or other relevant work). Please keep video samples to 3-5 minutes.

__Artwork sample list (to identify your images) 

__Sketches or concept drawing (optional but encouraged)

__Balanced Budget (income = expenses)

__Timeline identifying major milestones to completion

__Secured or potential venues

There are 4 deadlines throughout the year. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on January 15, April 15, July 15, or October 15.

Before submission, please review the application form for eligibility. Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, and Oklahoma residents.

See the Frequently Asked Questions page, you might be surprised what you find. We do have waiting periods for past awardees and restrictions on how many applications you can put your name on for each deadline.

Each Creative Project Grant Application should include:

__Filled in application form below

__Artist Resume/CV

__Artist/Writer/Curator Statement (250 words)

__10-15 Artwork samples or URL for video artwork (work samples can include artwork, sketches or concept drawing, writing samples, documentation of curatorial projects, or other relevant work). Please keep video samples limited to 3-5 minutes)

__Artwork sample list (to identify your images)

__Sketches or concept drawing (optional but encouraged)

__Balanced Budget (income = expenses)

__Timeline identifying major milestones to completion

__Secured or potential venues

There are 4 deadlines throughout the year. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on January 15, April 15, July 15, or October 15.

Before submission, please review the application form for eligibility. Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, and Oklahoma residents.

See the Frequently Asked Questions page, you might be surprised what you find. We do have waiting periods for past awardees and restrictions on how many applications you can put your name on for each deadline.

Each Education and Travel Assistance Application should include:

__Filled in application form below

__Artist Resume or CV

__Artist/Writer/Curator Statement (250 words)

__5-10 Artwork samples or URL for video artwork. For video, include up to 3 minutes total

__Image list, and if applicable, include file name, medium, date, and dimensions

__Timeline identifying major milestones to completion

__Balanced Budget, meaning expenses are equal to income

__Secured or potential venues

There are 4 deadlines throughout the year. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on January 15, April 15, July 15, or October 15.  

Before submission, please review the application form for eligibility. Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, and Oklahoma residents. 

See the Frequently Asked Questions page, you might be surprised what you find. We do have waiting periods for past awardees and restrictions on how many applications you can put your name on for each deadline.


Each Professional Basics Application should include: 


__Filled in application form below

__Artist Resume or CV

__Artist/Writer/Curator Statement (250 words)

__5-10 Artwork samples or URL for video artwork. For video, include up to 3 minutes total

__Image list, and if applicable, include file name, medium, date, and dimensions

__Timeline identifying major milestones to completion

__Balanced Budget, meaning expenses are equal to income

__Secured or potential venues

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