Posted on:March 21, 2016
Calling All Bedford-Stuyvesant Artists
Interested in Connecting with Their Community
STooPS is looking for artists of all mediums and genres to share engaging, site-specific work this summer on various STooPS throughout Bed-Stuy.
We are looking for all types of art including, but not limited to dance, theater, music, poetry and spoken word, visual art, jewelry making, textile design, film and video, hair design, etc. We’re especially looking for interactive pieces that focus on engaging the community with the artist and/or each other. Works will be part of STooPS, a community-building event that uses the arts to bring people of Bed-Stuy outside and promote social interaction amongst artists, residents, homeowners, and businesses.
Last year’s event attracted nearly 300 attendees and, more importantly, helped create lasting relationships between community members and artists. Given our hyperlocal focus, preference will be given to artists who are residents of or demonstrate a connection to Bed-Stuy. Performance pieces should be no more than 10 minutes.
All artists will be paid a modest stipend for their participation in STooPS.
The fourth annual STooPS event will be on Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 12pm-5pm.
Please visit http://www.stoopsbedstuy.org/artist-submission-form/ to apply. You will be asked to submit your bio or artistic resume, headshot, and work samples, along with a proposal/description of the work you intend to share (no more 150 words).