CALL FOR BOX TRUCK CREATIVES & ARTISTS!

ARTWORKS Request for Ideas for MidPoint Midway, Cincinnati’s first annual box truck festival! ABOUT MIDPOINT MIDWAY Midpoint Midway is a partnership between the MidPoint Music Festival and ArtWorks’ newest initiative SpringBoard, sparking creative enterprise. Modeled after festivals in other cities, creatives and artists will have an opportunity to create installations and unique experiences within the confines of a box truck. Taking place Thursday, September 22nd and Friday, September 23rd from 5 - 11pm and Saturday, September 24th from 1-11 pm, 8 to 10 box trucks in varying sizes will line 12th Street east of Vine and west of Walnut in Over-the-Rhine. Closed to traffic and home to the music festival’s singer/song writer stage, this event will showcase Cincinnati’s most creative and experimental minds. CALL TO ARTISTS Creatives and artists are invited to submit ideas for artistic, experiential driven intallations for box trucks. Truck operators will choose between a 16 to 24 foot long truck to transform into a completely unique experience or means of entertainment. Submissions in past festivals have included but are not limited to cafes, venues for perforamance art, carnival game, interactive art making, karaoke stages and much more. The MidPoint Midway provides a platform for introduction of one of a kind installations and experiences to Cincinnati visitors and residents. Box truck operators are welcome to find ways to generate revenue. For example, one might charge a small fee to attend a box truck dance party. Links below may provide additional direction. http://laughingsquid.com/the-lost-horizon-night-market/ http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/arts/design/lost-horizon-night-market-brooklyns-theater-of-the-bizarre.html?_r=1 DETAILS A panel comprised of representatives from ArtWorks and MidPoint Music Festival will review submissions. Eight to ten submissions will be selected to participate in the festival. The panel will consider the capacity and reliability of the participant as well as the creativity behind the proposed installation. MidPoint Midway will cover the cost of one week truck rental, insurance and mileage not to exceed 100 miles. Participants will be awarded a $250 stipend to help cover the cost of gas and materials, provided the truck is returned to the rental company after the festival with no damage or alterations. Electricity to the trucks will be provided by a generator. SUBMISSIONS Please submit description of your proposed box truck project in 500 words or less. Descriptions must include the title of your project, the size truck you plan to use, a description of the experience your project will provide and the skills and resources you have at your disposal in order to make the project successful. In addition, a sketch, using the truck template on page 2 of this call must illustrate the layout and design of the interior and exterior of the truck. Remember the truck must be returned in the condition it was received. Work samples, or links to relevant experience are welcomed. If your proposal has been selected to be part of the festival, you will be notified by ArtWorks staff by August 22nd and given additional instructions and details to guide your installatin.

Send sumbissions or direct questions to: Sarah Corlett, 513-333-0388 ext 10 or sarah@ArtWorksCincinnati.org
Timeline: Aug 15th August 19th Sept 22nd - 24th Submissions Due Participants notified Midpoint Midway

OFFICIAL RULES Participants that plan to charge for goods must have a sales tax license and are responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax. Open flames, hot foot preparation or liquor are not permitted. Those proposals involving food service may be required by the Cincinnati Health Department to obtain a temporary food license.
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