Individual artists, collaborative groups, and creative organizations are encouraged to apply, and all mediums are welcome.
The NLM envisions a world where all people understand and embrace the contemporary meaning and significance of liberty and feel empowered to take positive action to ensure liberty for themselves and others. We are constructing these spaces for artists to share their histories, experiences, and hopes for the future, engaging visitors with a window onto different perspectives to find common ground with one another. The site-specific installations will be inside fabricated, single-room homes that create an immersive space of understanding and empathy, two principles that are vital to the growth and preservation of liberty. Our aim is to enable artists to express their internal narrative in the form of external, real-life spaces that promote an open dialogue relating to the themes presented. These direct and honest conversations will educate visitors, inspiring them to put liberty into action in their own lives for a more equitable future.
The homes will be uniform in size, 8’W x 12’L x 8’H, with a 4’W x 84”H doorway on one long side. Please click the link below for images of the general home structure. These can be used for the preliminary sketches, but other resources are encouraged.
For the first round of the application, we are asking for a project proposal for your installation that must include:
1. A single document including the following written requirements:
-Tell us about the plan for your “home” and the story you are telling and how you will design and install the space. For your artist statement please respond to and expand on the bolded exhibition statement above. 1000 words max. (An adapted version of this will be required in the final round, if selected, to be installed in the exhibition and act as an introduction to your home)
-Artist bios, including collaborating artists groups and/or organizations. 300 words max.
2. Any preliminary sketches
– Please note that the exterior should only include minimal decoration
3. Portfolio of relevant examples of past work, minimum of 3
– If part of a group, include either examples of past collaborative projects or examples from each artist
4. Things to keep in mind, but are not required at this phase:
– Project budgets, any special installation requirements, and fabrication timelines
Selected artists will receive a stipend in the range of $1,500 – $2,500 to cover materials and time, which will be finalized after the first round of proposals. Travel expenses will be determined based on individual need and do not impact application decisions. Final details of the stipend will be included in your first-round selection email.
If you are selected to take part in the final round of the application, you will be required to submit the following (more details will come with the first-round selection email):
If you have any questions regarding your application, the exhibition, or deadlines, please email Kelley Stone at email@example.com.
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