CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

TCA and partners are offering (3) multidisciplinary fellowships to individuals or groups working in performing and visual arts, film/video, literature and music in Northern New Mexico. The program champions artists in further development of a work or project and promotes connections between artists and surrounding community and the exchange of knowledge. Paid fellowships ($850 per month for 8 months) include a materials budget, access to venues, facilities, and equipment, opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange, collaboration with the fellowship cohort, engagement with art administrators and emerging artists and technicians.

Artistic Project

Projects may culminate into a performance, concert, showcase, display, series, workshops, exhibition, or innovative programming that utilizes TCA’s facilities, key partner facilities, or other venues/spaces in Taos County. Fellows are required to participate, at least for part of their fellowship, within TCA and/or key partners’ established programs. 

Education and Support

Project must include a component (at least one) that engages with the public. Examples include: workshops, presentations, performance, exhibitions. Fellows are encouraged to expand their technical skills and knowledge. TCA will coordinate opportunities to support artists in using spaces and resources. 

PDF with detailed guidelines. 


Timeline: 

April 15: Proposal submissions are due.
May 15Selected proposals / artists are notified.
June – July: Orientation to TCA and key partner spaces, existing programs, and other fellows. 

July 1: Fellows submit timeline for their proposed project, goals for community engagement and designate existing program(s) that they will contribute to.
June 1, 2024 – January 31, 2025: Fellows complete projects and collaborate on artistic contribution to existing TCA or partner programs.

The first two months of the fellowship include dedicated time to orient fellows to TCA’s and partners’ spaces and equipment, meet other fellows, and work with TCA staff in developing more specific timelines for project implementation. 

Info Sessions
Interested artists are encouraged to join one of the 3 information sessions on 

  • WED, Feb 21 in the Encore Gallery at TCA, at 6pm
  • SAT, March 2 at 10am on Zoom (recorded)
  • THURS, April 4, in the Encore Gallery at TCA at 6pm 

TO APPLY
Fill out the online form and submit artistic samples. 

 

FAQ

+ Can I apply as both an individual and with a group?  Yes. 

+ Can I submit multiple project proposals as an individual? No.  

+ Do I need to live in Taos?  Fellowships are intended for individuals and groups that live in Northern New Mexico, in the following counties: Taos, Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, Sandoval, Bernalillo, San Miguel, Mora, Santa Fe, Colfax.  

+ When does the fellowship begin and end?  June 2024 – January 2025 

+ When will I hear if my application has been accepted? – May 15, 2024 

+ Who is choosing the projects?  A panel that includes partnering organizations, TCA staff, and community members active in the arts. 


Music in&around  

Let’s share music in a listening room style environment. Audiences, of limited size, gather to offer their full attention to the performance. This format directly supports musicians sharing their original (or mostly original) work in an attentive, dedicated atmosphere. 

How to be considered for Music In&Around?  Submit your information on this google form

Duration: (1) 50 minute set, no intermission. If there are 2 performers/bands, various combinations of set lengths that amount to no more than 70 minutes. 

Production: TCA staff will work with musician/group to devise suitable format/feel. Shows will be held in the Encore Gallery.

Please note: TCA does not have an in-house sound engineer, but TCA will work with musicians/groups to create a positive playing and listening experience by either (1) assisting in finding a sound tech who will work for a % of ticket sales or (2) facilitating use of TCA equipment. 

Terms: Split of ticket sales. Details to be discussed upon booking arrangements.  

Booking: This call is on-going, and we are glad to be receiving many submissions. Our team will get back to you as soon as a potential date is available for your band, which might be a few months ahead.

 

Questions: info@tcataos.org

PreShow Animation on TCA Big Screen

Call for animators/filmmakers to submit proposals for a 35 second (or less) “Welcome to the theater / house notes” animation to run before films at TCA. Hand drawn, 3D, digital, stop motion, all forms of animation accepted. 

Deadline: Ongoing!

Criteria

  • Call is open to emerging and established filmmakers/animators residing in Taos County or within a 50 mile radius of Taos. 
  • Collaborations are welcome.

*Note: To be considered, TCA is asking artists to first submit their interest and share examples of their previous work. TCA is not asking for completed “Welcome to the theater / house notes” animation as part of the application.  

Submission Process

Send one email to Alice Morillon at alice@tcataos.org that includes 

(1) examples of your work or portfolio 

(2) a short animation proposal – tell us about your ideas for the welcome/house notes (may include visual references, brief story board, music style / audio references, or just a narrative). Read below for more information.   

*** Consider the following information in your submitted proposal*** 

Animation Requirements

  • 00:15-00:35 seconds duration
  • 1080p or higher
  • All ages appropriate 
  • Audio can be original music, voice-over, voice-acting, etc.
  • Works must be original and not include copyrighted content

Content Intended

(this wording does not have to be exact – have fun with it!- and we want to hear your ideas!)

  • Welcome to Movies on the BigScreen at TCA
  • Emergency Exits
  • Silence Your Cellular Devices
  • Something fun / creative 
  • Now For The Feature Presentation
  • Artist “by line” / credits

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