KOLAJ FEST NEW ORLEANS
Call for Papers, Artists & Projects
Final Deadline: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
How do you want to manifest at Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2024?
Kolaj Fest New Orleans is a multi-day festival and symposium, 12-16 June 2024. Our mission is to create a platform that allows us to explore critical issues around collage including how it is curated and presented, its role in contemporary art, and the tensions between collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a movement.
Our goal is to create an event that attracts a variety of people working in various capacities, such as art professionals at museums, galleries, and centers as well as academics, writers, and artists. The general public is invited to join us for gallery visits, evening presentations, and collage making.
Kolaj Fest New Orleans plays a key role in the work of Kolaj Magazine and Kolaj Institute, as it is a way for us to become familiar with a professional’s work and presenters may be invited to participate in future projects.
Responding to the Call lets us know that you would like to be a presenter at Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2024. (Organizers will issue separate calls for those interested in the Collage Art & Book Market, the Collage in Motion screening, exhibitions, or other projects.)
The program at Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2024 promises to be a unique experience. In building a program, our aim is to break down hierarchy and foster dialogue among art professionals working in a variety of capacities. To that end, Kolaj Institute works with presenters to craft a program.
Presenting at Kolaj Fest can mean many different things: Presenting Your Topic or Art Practice on a Panel, Leading a Discussion on a Topic Important to Collage, Hosting a session in the Collage Making Space, Leading a Workshop, Exhibiting, Conducting a Special Project during the event. Most presenters present slide shows about their practice followed by a Q&A with the audience. We also seek artists with projects that take the spirit of Kolaj Fest out into the city of New Orleans.
In seeking presenters, we wish to know what stories you have to share and what you have learned through your academic research or art practice.
We are particularly interested in: historical perspective, art world economics, the role collage has played in an artist’s practice (particularly when their final work isn’t collage per se); mash up culture; the relationship between contemporary art and society; museum issues; surveys of how collage was presented in exhibition; collections where collage plays a central role; the role of collage in various art movements (Modernism, Surrealism, Pop Art, etc.); utopian and dystopian imagery in art; art’s role in the current political moment and, in particular, how art can open conversations about social justice; notions of power in the art world and its impact on collage.
Additionally, We are interested in one’s experience as an artist: making art, showing art, selling art, identifying as an artist or a collagist, how the artist participates both in an art community and in society in general. We are interested in artists open to sharing how they navigate the art world. And we are interested in various approaches and strategies for collage making. This is by no means an exhaustive list.
To get an idea of the sorts of projects we seek, we strongly encourage you to review programs from the previous years prior to submitting. (2018 Edition and 2019 Edition and 2022 Edition and 2023 Edition)
The final deadline to submit is Wednesday, 28 February 2024. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We will notify Submitters via email no later than Sunday, 31 March 2024.
NOTE: If you are selected to present at Kolaj Fest New Orleans, you are responsible for all travel to and from New Orleans, accommodations, and meals. You are also required to pay the registration fee as an attendee at Kolaj Fest New Orleans.
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(If you cannot attend Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2024, consider submitting to Kolaj Magazine another way. MORE INFO)
About Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2024
Kolaj Fest New Orleans is a multi-day festival and symposium about contemporary collage and its role in art, culture, and society. Our mission is to create a platform that allows us to explore critical issues around collage (how it is curated and presented, its role in contemporary art, and the tensions between collage as a medium, a genre, and a phenomenon). Our goal is to create an event that attracts a variety of people working in various capacities, such as art professionals at museums, galleries, and centers as well as academics, writers, and artists. The general public will be welcome to join us for gallery visits, evening presentations, and collage making. Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2024 would not be possible without the support of the members of Kolaj Institute’s Silver Scissors and Golden Glue Societies and Kasini House. WEBSITE