Rhizome Commissions Program-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, April 25, 2011

Rhizome Commissions Program

Application Deadline: 01 May

Rhizome is presenting a funding opportunity for individual emerging artists that engage technology in their work. Request for proposals are being accepted by the Rhizome Commissions Program. Online application deadline is May 1, 2011.
Rhizome is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.

Founded in 2001, the goal of the Rhizome Commissions Program is to support emerging artists by providing grants for the creation of significant works of new media art. Rhizome defines "new media art" as projects that creatively engage new and networked technologies and works that reflect on the broader social and political impact of these tools and media in a variety of forms. Rhizome defines an "emerging artist" as someone who exhibits great potential yet is not fully recognized within his or her field. Commissioned works can take the final form of Web-based works, works that engage mobile platforms, performance, video, installation, or sound art. Projects can be made for the context of the gallery, the public, the Web, or networked devices.

Proposals should describe projects that can be successfully completed within a year.

Rhizome Commissions awards generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. In this funding cycle, Rhizome will award ten grants: eight will be determined by a jury of experts in the field, and two will be determined by Rhizome's membership through an open vote.

Complete program guidelines, application procedures, and information on previously funded projects are available at the Rhizome Web site.