Most of our artists come through an open call process — where they share their shanty vision through an application. The Artistic Director works with a panel of jurors to review, score, and discuss the proposals, resulting in the selection of the shanties and performances that visitors see!
We select jurors annually for our Curatorial Panels in June. They review and score open call proposals individually in July and then come together in August for a discussion to approve projects for the On-Ice Program. We offer a $100 honorarium for this work. We have two panels: one for shanty projects, and one for performances + art actions.
If you would like to nominate someone (including yourself) for the 2024 shanty season panel, please send a note to our Artistic Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.