Call for Entries: Transmissions / Calls & Submissions

November 9, 2020

Organization Name: ICOSA Collective

Organization Location: Austin, Texas

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


There is disruption. We cannot physically interact, connect, or share experiences, so where does that leave the act of performance? Artists Terra Goolsby & Tammie Rubin would like to collaborate with performing artists for an upcoming experimental exhibition at ICOSA Collective gallery. Transmissions is a call for diverse concepts and responses that encompass “performance”. We would like to investigate the following: What’s performance without the expectations of the traditional “live” shared experiences? How to create intimacy and connection mediated through limited audiences, projected, and virtual transmissions? Is it possible to trigger an emotive response through distance? By removing the audience from the process of making, what will you explore as an artist? Submit proposals that are experimental, speak to the moment, embody a sense of awe and wonder, and engage with the ICOSA Collective space. Gallery images can be found here. Use the link here to complete a short application.

Performance formats are: no contact, limited with social distancing, streaming, virtual, & projected performances. Artists should choose the format that works best for their proposal. Open to all modes of performance; performance art, dance, durational, social practice, puppetry, theatrical, musical, spoken word, and illusion just to name a few.

The application:
Call Closes: Monday, November 9, 2020 11:59pm central time
Transmissions Accepted Artist Notification: Monday, November 16, 2020
Exhibition Dates: Friday, December 4, 2020—Sunday, January 3, 2021
Performance Formats: No contact, socially distanced, virtual, & projected performances
Location: ICOSA, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg. 2, #102, Austin, Texas 78702

How to apply
Use the link to complete a short application,
contact information
• work website or social media handle
• resume
• upload video and/or images of your previous projects ( 3 to 6)
• include a brief performance proposal
• include additional resources or equipment needed to support your performance
Questions email us:

IG: @icosa_art
IG Curators: @terragoolsby & @tammierrubin

Opportunity Website

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