solo show proposals
I've found very little help in my search for help in writing a show
proposal for my first solo show of work. There are dozens of books and
hundreds of web sites that will help you write a grant proposal for your
educational program for K-12 students, or how to write proposals for
anything other than shows. A couple little pieces here and there on how
to write an artist's resume (a.k.a. a CV, Curriculum Vitae), or how to
put label slides, or how to write a statement that doesn't suck.
The problem is that the slide labeling instructions tend to suck and
don't generally cover how to mask slides with mylar tape, or how to
properly label slides so your labels and dots won't fall off and jam the
jury's projector. The statement writing info is generally weak and
mostly ends up sounding new-agey. I'd feel I'd have to change my name to
Rainbow or something.
January 2003 - Rejected
The first proposal went in to a local, artist-run centre that pays artist
fees. I'm doing individual proposals with some amount of site-specific
planning. At least plotting the sizes and locations of the pieces that
I'll be submitting.
I don't have the layouts I drew scanned in - just basic drawings of boxes
really. The package consisted of the proposal and CV and they are online in PDF
February 2003 - Pending
Second proposal went out to a gallery in Calgary, Alberta. This is
slightly problematic in that it's on the other side of the Rockies,
meaning that somehow the paintings have to get to the other side.
and the main map
and ceiling map.
This time I opted out of doing the wall-by-wall breakdown, and only
provided a general overview of the details. Maybe less is more?
If you were directed here for the photography proposal, it's moved.