Kolaj Fest New Orleans  


Kolaj Magazine is an internationally-oriented art magazine dedicated to contemporary collage. WEBSITE

Kolaj Fest New Orleans is a multi-day festival and symposium July 10-14, 2019. Our mission is to create a platform that allows us to explore critical issues around collage (how it is curated and presented, its role in contemporary art, and the tensions between collage as a medium, a genre, and a phenomenon).

Our goal is to create an event that attracts a variety of people working in various capacities, such as art professionals at museums, galleries, and centers as well as academics, writers, and artists. The general public will be invited to join us for gallery visits, evening presentations, and collage making.

This Call for Papers is how academics, writers, curators, and art professionals tell us that they would like to take on a presenting role at Kolaj Fest New Orleans. (If you are an artist interested in presenting at Kolaj Fest New Orleans, please see the Call for Artists and Projects.)

The program at Kolaj Fest will be a unique experience. Our aim is to breakdown hierarchy and foster dialogue among art professionals working in a variety of capacities. To that end, the editorial staff of the magazine will work with presenters to craft a program. We invite people to present on their curatorial work, be it exhibitions they have curated in the last two years or projects they are developing currently. Most presenters present slideshows on a panel with others about their work followed by a Q&A with the audience. 

In seeking academics to participate, we are particularly interested in: historical perspectives, art world economics, the role collage has played in an artist's practice (particularly when their final work isn't collage per se); mash up culture; the relationship between contemporary art and society; museum issues; surveys of how collage was presented in exhibition; collections where collage plays a central role; the role of collage in various art movements (Modernism, Surrealism, Pop Art, etc.); utopian and dystopian imagery in art; art's role in the current political moment and, in particular, how art responds to sexism and racism; notions of power in the art world and its impact on collage. This is by no means an exhaustive list.

To get an idea of the sorts of projects we seek, we strongly encourage you to review the 2018 program prior to submitting.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION: One should only apply to be a presenter if they are planning on attending Kolaj Fest New Orleans in person. Presenters are responsible for their own travel to, accommodations at, and registration for the event.  Limited resources are available to assist those presenters in need and only after their presentation submission has been accepted.

Sign-Up Process

The registration process will ask you for:

Topic of Research or Presentation Title

Abstract 

Bio 

& the option to submit support materials (pdf, images, etc).

The deadline to submit is March 18th, 2019. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Kasini House will notify Submitters via email no later than April 15th, 2019.



About Kolaj Fest New Orleans

Kolaj Fest New Orleans is produced by Kolaj, an internationally-oriented, printed magazine about contemporary collage. Kolaj Fest New Orleans would not be possible without the support of Press Street, Antenna Gallery, Kolaj Magazine and Kasini House. Kolaj Fest New Orleans is made possible through a generous gift from Laurie and Doug Kanyer. WEBSITE


Kolaj Fest New Orleans 


Kolaj Magazine is an internationally-oriented art magazine dedicated to contemporary collage. WEBSITE

Kolaj Fest New Orleans is a multi-day festival and symposium July 10-14, 2019. Our mission is to create a platform that allows us to explore critical issues around collage (how it is curated and presented, its role in contemporary art, and the tensions between collage as a medium, a genre, and a phenomenon).

Our goal is to create an event that attracts a variety of people working in various capacities, such as art professionals at museums, galleries, and centers as well as academics, writers, and artists. The general public will be invited to join us for gallery visits, evening presentations, and collage making.

This Call for Artists is how you tell us that you would like to take on a presenting role at Kolaj Fest New Orleans. (If you are interested in presenting research or curatorial work, please see the Call for Papers.)

The program at Kolaj Fest will be a unique experience. Our aim is to breakdown hierarchy and foster dialogue among art professionals working in a variety of capacities. To that end, the editorial staff of the magazine works with presenters to craft a program. A presenting role can mean many different things: it could mean you are hosting the collage making space or you are leading a collage workshop, or presenting about your art practice. A limited number of artists will be invited to exhibit. Most presenters present slide shows about their practice followed by a Q&A with the audience. We also seek artists with projects that take the spirit of Kolaj Fest out into the city of New Orleans. 

In seeking artists to participate, we wish to know what stories you have to share. We are particularly interested in one's experience as an artist: making art, showing art, selling art, identifying as an artist or a collagist, how the artist participates both in an art community and in society in general. We are interested in artists open to sharing how they navigate the art world. And we are interested in various approaches and strategies for collage making. This is by no means an exhaustive list.

To get an idea of the sorts of projects we seek, we strongly encourage you to review the 2018 program prior to submitting.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION: One should only apply to be a presenter if they are planning on attending Kolaj Fest New Orleans in person. Presenters are responsible for their own travel to, accommodations at, and registration for the event.  Limited resources are available to assist those presenters in need and only after their presentation submission has been accepted.  (If you cannot attend Kolaj Fest New Orleans, consider submitting to Kolaj Magazine another way. MORE INFO)

Sign-Up Process

The registration process will ask you for:

Artist Bio (50-250 words)

Artist Statement (50-300 words)

5-7 images of artwork

Statement about how the artist would like to participate in Kolaj Fest

Note: Members of the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory will be able to simply refer to their listing in the directory.

The deadline to submit is March 18th, 2019. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Kasini House will notify Submitters via email no later than April 15th, 2019.

About Kolaj Fest New Orleans

Kolaj Fest New Orleans is produced by Kolaj, an internationally-oriented, printed magazine about contemporary collage. Kolaj Fest New Orleans would not be possible without the support of Press Street, Antenna Gallery, Kolaj Magazine and Kasini House. Kolaj Fest New Orleans is made possible through a generous gift from Laurie and Doug Kanyer. WEBSITE

World Collage Day is an international celebration of collage on Saturday, May 11, 2019. 

Kolaj Magazine invites you to submit events taking place on that day that celebrate collage. 

WORLD COLLAGE DAY WEBSITE

WORLD COLLAGE DAY

EVENT PLANNING GUIDE

Step One: Find a Space

If you don't have your own space, reach out to a partner who does. These can be galleries, libraries, cafes, bars, museums, or community centers. Work with the space to determine a time on May 11th to hold the event.

Step Two: Define an Activity

Ideas include collage making meet-ups, docent-led tours of collage in a museum or gallery, activities for kids, slideshows or talks that appreciate collage's role in contemporary art & art history, exhibitions of collage, and more. See 2018 events to get ideas.

Step Three: Submit Your Event to Kolaj Magazine

This is a helpful tool that gathers all the information we need to promote your event on our end. The form asks you for Event Title, Start & End Time, Organization name, the Name of the Venue name and address, contact information for the venue, and minimum of 3-7 sentences about what will happen there. 

We also ask that you submit an image of artwork that we can use to promote the event. Do not send posters or postcards, only artwork.

We will announce your event on the WORLD COLLAGE DAY WEBSITE and through our social media. When we receive your event, we will email with some helpful tips and other resources.

Step Four: Promote your event locally

Submit a calendar listing to local newspaper, radio, and television outlets. Announce the event online and through social media and ask other people to share it. Consider drafting a press release and sending it to the media with a request that they report on the event.

Step Five: Enjoy World Collage Day, May 11, 2019

Take lots of pictures and post them to social media using the hashtag #worldcollageday.

Kolaj Magazine is an internationally-oriented art magazine dedicated to contemporary collage. WEBSITE

Kolaj Magazine uses Submittable to help organize information coming in about World Collage Day events. There is no cost to use the service, but you are required to create an account in order to submit information. Submittable uses the email address you provide as your user name to keep track of submissions and not as a tool to Spam you or sell your info to a third party.  Once you have created an account or logged in, the form will appear. 

Kolaj Magazine‘s Artist Directory is a tool for organizing and cataloguing artists who work in the medium of collage. Its audience includes the general public as well as independent curators, art venues, and writers.

Who Uses the Artist Directory

The editorial staff of Kolaj Magazine uses the Artist Directory to select artists to feature in the publication and to select artists for various curatorial projects. Not all artists featured in the publication are in the database and there is no guarantee that listing in the database will result in being featured in the magazine.

The Artist Directory exists as a public resource for those interested in collage as a medium and is designed to put interested parties in direct contact with artists.

Sign-Up Options

OPTION 1: ONLINE ONLY
The cost of a 12-month membership to the online Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory is $20.00.

OPTION 2: ONLINE & PRINT EDITION
The print edition of Kolaj Magazine features a directory of collage artists. (see example here) Listings are paid advertisements that feature an image as well as the name; city, state, & country; and website or email of the artist.  The listings appear in a box that is 3.7 inches wide and 3 inches tall. After you select and send the images to be featured, Kolaj staff will prepare the listing and send you a digital proof if requested. The cost is $50 per issue (or four issues for $150) and includes a 12-month membership to the online directory.

Sign-Up Process

The registration process will ask you for:
Artist Bio
Artist Statement
3-5 images & captions

The primary purpose of database is be a resource to people seeking information about Vermont contemporary art. Its audience includes the general public as well as independent curators, art venues, and writers.

Art presenters, including some participating in Burlington’s First Friday Art, use the Artist Database to select artwork for their venues. Artists may also use the database to market, promote, and sell their work.

Kasini House uses the database to select artists for various projects such as artist portfolios in the Vermont Art Guide and artists featured on the cover of Art Map Burlington. Kasini House also uses the database to select artists for Kasini House Art Cards.

Kasini House promotes the Artist Database as a resource to independent curators and writers looking for artists for various projects, particularly those people interested in writing about and curating exhibitions of Vermont contemporary art.

OPTION 1: ONLINE ONLY

The cost of a 12-month membership to the online Vermont Art Guide Artist Database is $20.00.

OPTION 2: ONLINE & PRINT EDITION

The print edition of the Vermont Art Guide features a directory of artists. Listings are paid advertisements that feature an image as well as the name; town; and website or email of the artist. The listings appear in a box that is 3.7 inches wide and 3 inches tall. After you select and send the images to be featured, magazine staff will prepare the listing and send you a digital proof if requested. The cost is $50 per issue (or four issues for $150) and includes a 12-month membership to the online directory.


SIGN-UP PROCESS
The registration process will ask you for:
Artist Bio
Artist Statement
3-5 images & captions

Vermont Art Guide is a quarterly, printed magazine about contemporary art in Vermont. In addition to offering a comprehensive list of places to see art, we publish profiles about art venues, public art, and artists in the State of Vermont. Our website announces events and exhibitions; and reports on contemporary art news. Vermont Art Guide celebrates, inspires, documents, and promotes contemporary art in the State. In each issue of the magazine, we reveal why art in Vermont should command our attention.

List your venue for free in the magazine.

The Vermont Art Guide seeks to inform its readers about places to see art in Vermont. To this end, each issue contains a list of places to see art. Each listing contains the name of the venue, the physical address, the website, and a 1-sentence description. There is no fee for a Venue listing. This list is selected by the editor and venues appear at their discretion.

Kasini House routinely promotes exhibitions in Vermont Art Guide and Kolaj Magazine and on its websites. The purpose of this tool is to facilitate the submission of exhibition announcements. Venue Members of Art Map Burlington may also use this tool to submit exhibitions.

Please note, this is optional. You are welcome to submit exhibition announcements and press releases via email.

Email Vermont Art Guide

Email Kolaj Magazine

In order to promote your exhibition, we will need at least one image of artwork in the exhibition and a caption of the artwork. Do not send posters, images of the exhibition postcard, or images with watermarks.

Materials will be reviewed by magazine staff. Please note, submission does not guarantee that we will promote or review an exhibition. You will be contacted for further information, if necessary.

Collage Books is Kolaj Magazine’s tool for organizing, documenting, and cataloguing books in which collage plays an important role. Our audience includes readers and collectors of collage books as well as curators, art venues, and writers. 

We seek submissions of collage-related titles. We take a broad view of collage books and include trade editions, art criticism, coffee table books, ‘zines, artist books, catalogues, literary endeavours that feature collage. 

We accept submissions from traditional publishers, small presses, and individual artists and writers.

Inclusion in the directory is at the discretion of the publisher. If you are interested in advertising in the “Collage Books” section of the print magazine, send us an email for details.

Sign-Up Process

The registration process will ask you for:
Title and author information
Publisher information
Book Details
An announcement or press release
3-5 images & captions

Review Copy

If you wish to submit a review copy, you can mail the book to:

CANADA
Kolaj Magazine
c/o Maison Kasini
PO Box 247 Station C
Montreal, Quebec H2L 4K1

UNITED STATES
Kolaj Magazine
c/o Kasini House
PO Box 1025
Burlington, VT 05402
Kasini House