The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) ArtsBergen invites artists living or working in Bergen County, New Jersey to apply to ‘Studio Sneak Peek’. Three artists from the visual and performing arts will be selected to participate by creating pre-recorded videos in their studios discussing and demonstrating their creative process for a recent work, a current unfinished project, or their practice in general.
The selected artists will be featured at the next NNJCF ArtsBergen Connect the Dots networking event on April 21, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Connect the Dots ‘Studio Sneak Peek’ will showcase established and emerging artists in their studios and offer a live Question & Answer and interactive networking time to colleagues, art enthusiasts and the community-at-large.
Applicants must live or work in Bergen County, New Jersey and be at least 18 years of age. Artists must be able to pre-record a five-minute video in their studio or workspace to present on Zoom at the Connect the Dots’ ‘Studio Sneak Peek’ on April 21. Artists unable to use their regular studio or workspace, who are making and creating at home or elsewhere because of COVID-19, are also eligible. Each work shown on the video must be an artist’s original work.
The deadline to submit an application is February 26, 2021. Applicants must register at https://artsbergenstudiosneakpeek.artcall.org, complete a brief online application, and upload the following:
- One short demonstration video introducing themselves and their work (maximum 26 mb in file size with MP4 mov and avi files supported)
- One work sample of artwork, a clip of scenes, music, or dance, among others as a jpeg, jpg, png, gif, mp4, mov, or avi file forms with a maximum size of 25 mb
- A resume or bio
Artists selected to participate in the ‘Studio Sneak Peek’ will receive notification by March 15. Each artist selected will receive compensation of $250.
Why should artists apply? “The ‘Studio Sneak Peek’ provides an excellent opportunity for artists to present themselves, their work, as well as the creative process to a new audience. This forum can also help artists drive traffic to their websites to encourage sales or connections, explained Danielle De Laurentis, Associate Director, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.
“During ‘Studio Sneak Peek’, artists network with other local artists and community members. In addition, their participation showcases and elevates the local talent in Bergen County, New Jersey.”