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TEDxErie Artist Commission / Erie Arts & Culture

The TEDxErie Artist Commission invites local artists to submit up to two design concepts and work samples for consideration in creating a stage installation for the November 5, 2016 event at the historic Warner Theater. The Artist Commission includes a $3,000 award, and the final artwork will reflect the theme for the upcoming event, Don’t Give Up the Ship.

Like other creatives on the TEDxErie team, the selected artist will contribute skill and experience, but like a speaker, delves deeply into exploring an "idea worth spreading." Instead of using the spoken word - although we want the artist to share how the installation, their work and philosophy reflects this year's theme at the TEDxErie event - the artist will use a visual language to express and engage his or her idea with the audience before, during and after the event. Artists are change agents, envisioning the future and addressing issues and ideas in new ways. Because they are experts in problem solving and encouraging others to respond and interact, they are valuable community members and collaborators.

Download the TEDxErie Artist Commission application packet as a Microsoft Word document.

Download the TEDxErie Artist Commission application packet as a PDF.

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications must be received or postmarked by July 1, 2016 for consideration. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. Mail or deliver completed applications to Erie Arts & Culture, 23 W. 10th Street, Ste. 2, Erie, PA 16501.