Open Sessions; a New Platform for Artists
Applications are due November 1
The Drawing Center has announced their new program Open Sessions, a new program created by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway, Open Sessions Curators. Open Sessions is a platform for selected artists to find new approaches for contextualizing and exhibiting their work, through conversation, public programs, and gallery installations. The artists selected for Open Sessions may or may not draw as their primary means of art-making. The Drawing Center hopes to work with musicians, dancers, poets, theorists, scientists – anyone who is interested in expanding the boundaries of drawing. Open Sessions will foster a dynamic, ever-evolving conversation with new drawing practices and practitioners, viewing drawing as an activity rather than a product. .For a further sense of their interests, please look at the Drawing Center exhibitions, public programs, and blog at www.drawingcenter.org.
Open Sessions is a two year commitment of occasional events, described below. The content for all Open Sessions programs will come directly from participants, so applicants should be interested in an ongoing dialogue with their peers, though it is not necessary that they participate in every program. Installations and/or programs will be held approximately every other month throughout the year, schedule TBD. OPen Sessions will be considering applications from artists who will be in New York for only a portion of the two years. Artists from outside the city who will be visiting New York periodically are welcome to apply, with the understanding that more time in New York will mean more opportunities for participation. There are no fees associated with Open Sessions. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by January 15. Open Sessions will begin in early February, 2014.
• Two year program
• Meetings with the Curators throughout the year
• Collaborative events with Fellows (closed door)
• Gallery installations
• Artist-led public programs
• Main Gallery exhibition
Applications can be submitted one of two ways–read the full submission guidelines here: