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résumé. This is your opportunity to convey your understanding of what we’re looking for, why you’re well-matched for the project, what is distinctly “you” in your approach to creating art, what excites you about this project, and what the panel can’t tell about your qualifications and your art just from looking at your résumé and examples of past work.

The letter must prominently include the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the applicant. At the end of the letter, be sure to create a statement that specifies you “have read, understand, and agree to all the Conditions for Submission” in this Call for Artists. Your letter must also contain your signature either by executing a “wet-ink” signature and then scanning the document or inserting an “electronic signature.” In either case, it should be your recognizably handwritten signature, not just an italicized font.

Professional Résumé with References Please submit a current professional résumé in .pdf format for each artist/team member. In addition, please submit the names, addresses, current telephone numbers and/or email addresses for three authorities on each artist’s/team member’s past work and qualifications. Do not send letters of recommendation. We do call references, so please double-check to ensure that the contact information for your references is correct.

Tips for Submitting a Competitive Application

  • Read everything in this document and follow the directions.

  • Ask questions in writing before the cut-off date if you are unsure about the directions given.

  • Verify your ability to use technology to submit the application as required before the due date.

  • Communicate crisply, avoiding off-point or repetitive information.

  • Present information in an organized, easy-to-understand style and format.

  • Tailor your application to be relevant to this specific project.

  • Present still images and videos of a quality that really does justice to your work.

  • Keep the annotations brief. Provide a narrative only for that which is not self-evident.

  • When you formulate your application, put yourself in the mindset of a panelist who may review dozens of applications in one day as well as in the mindset of the person who will process all the applications. Make things clear and simple.

  • Submit materials which are accurate and up-to-date.

  • Put your first name, last name and email address on everything you submit.

  • Test your files to verify that they will open within a Microsoft operating system.

  • Submit your application well in advance of the due date and time.


Please submit your application either via email or by delivering a CD.

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