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Rhizome Commissions 2006-07|
Call for Proposals
+ Deadline for proposals: April 1, 2006 +
Rhizome is pleased to announce that with support from the Greenwall
Foundation, the Jerome Foundation and the New York City Department of
Cultural Affairs, between eight and eleven new Internet art projects will be
commissioned in 2006.
The fee for each commission will range from $900 $3,000.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for new works of Internet-based art.
There is no required theme. The works can manifest offline, as long as the
Internet is a primary vehicle in the creation of the work, and the final
work is accessible online, whether through a web browser, software, or some
other use of internet technologies.
When evaluating proposals, the jury will consider artistic merit, technical
feasibility, and online accessibility. Although we will provide some
technical assistance with final integration into the Rhizome web site,
artists are expected to develop projects independently and without
significant technical assistance from Rhizome.
+ How to Submit a Proposal +
The jury will only consider proposals from members of Rhizome.org. To sign
up for Rhizome membership, please visit:
There are two parts to proposal submission:
1. You must create a proposal in the form of a web site that
includes the following key elements:
+ Project description (500 words maximum) that discusses your project's
core concept, how you will realize your project, and your project's
feasibility. If you plan to work with assistants, consultants, or
collaborators, their roles and (if possible) names should be included.
+ You are encouraged, but not required, to include a production timeline
and a project budget, which should include your own fee. If you have other
funding sources for your project, please indicate this in your budget.
+ Your resume or Curriculum Vitae. For collaborative groups, provide either
a collective CV or the CV's of all participants.
+ Up to 5 work samples. Note: More is not necessarily better. You should
include only work samples relevant to your proposal. If your proposal has
nothing to do with photography, don't include images from your photography
portfolio. Please provide contextualizing information (title, date, medium,
perhaps a brief description) to help the jury understand what they are
looking at. The work sample can take any form, as long as it is accessible
via the web.
When designing your web-based proposal, please note that the jury will have
limited time for evaluations, so try to make your site clear and concise.
When your web-based proposal is complete, you are ready for Part Two of the
2. Submit your proposal for a Rhizome Commission via an online form at
We do not accept proposals via email, snail mail, or other means. Proposals
will be accepted until 12:00AM EST (that's New York time) on Saturday, April
1, 2006. The form requires the following information:
+ Name of artist or collaborative group
+ Email address
+ Place of residence (city, state/province, country)
+ Title of the project (this can be tentative)
+ Brief description of project (50 words maximum)
+ URL of web-based proposal
+ Jury +
Proposals will be reviewed by a jury consisting of Lauren Cornell, Executive
Director of Rhizome; blogger Regine Debatty of we-make-money-not-art, net
artist Olia Lialina, Professor at Merz Akademie, Stuttgart; artist and
writer Eduardo Navas, also founder and contributing editor of Net Art Review
and New Media Fix; and Marisa S. Olson, artist and Editor and
Curator-at-Large at Rhizome.
Rhizome members will also participate in the evaluation and awarding process
through secure web-based forms. In this phase of evaluation, Rhizome members
will be directed to the submitted web-based proposals. While this more open
jurying process does mean that proposals could possibly be discussed
publicly, there have been no reported conflicts or abuses of information
+ Winners +
Winners will be contacted on or after May 23rd, 2006. Each winner will be
asked to sign an agreement with Rhizome.org governing the terms of the
commission. Commissioned projects will be listed on the main Rhizome
Commission page and included in the Rhizome ArtBase.
+ Questions +
If you have any questions about the Rhizome Commissions, send an email to