Mission & Artistic Goals
Art Shanty Projects is an artist driven temporary community exploring the ways in which relatively unregulated public spaces can be used as new and challenging artistic environments to expand notions of what art can be.
We value respect for the frozen lake community of which we are a part.
We value respect for the environment.
We value artists’ work and strive to pay them a fair wage.
We expand the definition of who is an artist.
We value the importance of artist and community interaction.
We expand notions of what art is and can be.
We believe in the value of artists and art in all communities.
The project provides a unique opportunity for artists to interact with their audience, and vice versa, in an un-intimidating, non-gallery like environment. Artists can choose to work in a way that directly engages the audience i.e. knitting or singing Karaoke or in a more passive way.
The focus of this project is on both process and quality of artistic product:
The project runs for 4 weekends. Staffing your project during the weekends, and focusing interaction with the audience during these times is encouraged, and should be addressed in your proposal.