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hello: Rhizome now commissioning new work
Posted on Wednesday, February 23 @ 05:12:24 CET by julian

+ Deadline for proposals: March 23, 2005 +
Rhizome.org is pleased to announce that with support from
Greenwall Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the National Endowment
for the Arts, between eight and ten new net art projects
(works of art that are made to be experienced online) will
be commissioned in 2005.

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The fee for each commission will range from $US1,500 -

Rhizome.org is an online platform for the global new media
art community. We are committed to supporting the creation,
presentation, discussion and preservation of art that
engages new technologies in significant ways. We emphasize
innovation and inclusiveness in all of our programs and

Artists are invited to submit proposals for new works of
internet art. There is no required theme, but these works
must be made to be experienced online, thus
viewers/participants/players should be able to access the
projects 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 technical accessibility.
Although we will provide some technical assistance with
final integration into the Rhizome.org web site, artists are
expected to develop projects independently and without
significant technical assistance from Rhizome.org.

+ How to Submit a Proposal +
The jury will only consider proposals from members of
Rhizome.org. To sign up for Rhizome membership, please

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

+ 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 proposal process:

2. Submit your proposal for a Rhizome.org Net Art Commission
via an online form at

We do not accept proposals via email, snail mail or other
means. Proposals will be accepted until 5:00pm EST (that's
New York time) on Friday, March 15, 2005. The form at
http://rhizome.org/commissions/submit/ 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 Rachel
Greene, Executive Director of Rhizome.org and author of
Internet Art (Thames and Hudson, 2004); Francis Hwang,
Director of Technology at Rhizome.org; artist Eduardo Kac,
Professor and Chair, Art and Technology Department at the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Sydney-based artist,
writer and curator Melinda Rackham, also of the -empyre-
forum; and the head of Tate Digital Programmes, and Net Art
curator at Tate Online, Jemima Rellie.

Rhizome.org members will also participate in the evaluation
and awarding process through secure web-based forms. In this
phase of evaluation, Rhizome.org 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 reported.

+ Winners +
Winners will be contacted on or after May 1, 2005. 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.

Winners will be announced on or before May 1, 2005.
Commissioned projects must be completed by December 1, 2005.

+ Questions +
If you have any questions about the Rhizome.org Net Art
Commissions, please contact Francis Hwang at
francis@rhizome.org or 212.219.1222 X202.

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Rhizome.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an
affiliate of the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

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