Call to Artists: Joy as Subject: Mardi Gras

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2023-12-31
  • Organization: Kolaj Institute
  • Organization Type: artsservicesorganization
  • Location: New Orleans, la
  • Primary Discipline: visualarts
  • Recurring: Array
  • URL: Link

There is no more of a joyful time in New Orleans than Carnival.

Through presentations, guest speakers, and museum visits, artists will explore joy as subject, the history of Carnival, and other artists whose work is designed to bring joy to its viewers. Topics will explore the intersection of craft, contemporary art, social practice, and culture work; collaboration and community building; how to start and maintain a collage community; sharing joy and art with others; and the technology of Art as experience. Working with the Mystic Krewe of Scissors & Glue, residents will collaborate on a collage-themed, informal-walking parade.

Artists will leave the residency with a sense of how to incorporate joy into their artist practice. Kolaj Institute will make a short film and zine about the project that will be shown at Kolaj Fest New Orleans on a panel about Joy as Subject, on which the artists will be invited to take part.

Read the full Call to Artists for details and how to apply: