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A CALL FOR Artists for FLUX # 9

Looking for a venue?
A gallery?
An audience?

FLUX, a multi-disciplinary event series that celebrates Pittsburgh area
artists and communities, wants YOU! Showcase your talent at an
unconventional event in an unusual neighborhood space with a whole new
audience! Reply now to be added to our artist list and be considered
for one of the 4 FLUX events of 2003! (see CALL for ARTISTIC
PARTICIPANTS for more info below).

**reply by 2/21 for consideration at the April FLUX! **

This year's team is intent on moving beyond the "same-old-flux'n-thing"
-- FLUX is in "flux"! We're are growing, adjusting, and improving our
event! Our team has set new goals, improved organization, increased
lead time on events, better access for artists to the neighborhood
"site", increased quality of featured work and presentation, and an
overall desire for a greater beneficial impact on the neighborhood,
artists and audience involved at each FLUX.

Help spread the word. Please pass this call for artists on to all your
artists friends. Thanks for your support! And we hope to see you at the
next FLUX!

Jen Zieserl
Manager, FLUX Artist Coordination Team

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Local Artists of all kinds!
LOCAL means you currently live/work/go to school in Pittsburgh or the
immediate vicinity (for instance West Virginia does not count but
Butler does). ARTISTS means well...we're not even going to pretend to
know. Past participants have included the likes of painters, poets,
sculptors, fire eatin' gypsies, clowns, yogis, metal workers, break
dancers, belly dancers, salsa dancers, kung fu dancers, cake making
performance artists, filmmakers, game show hosts, big-ass puppets and
music of all levels of amplification. The intent of FLUX is to
highlight the creative talent that exists within our region. If you
consider yourself (or your group) an artist --no matter your age or any
of that other stuff-- then, yep, we're talkin' to you.
Previous†participants, as well as folks who've never been in an event,
†are encouraged to submit their info...

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Email with the following info:

- group name
- general art/performance "category" (music, dance, etc...) (if
- main contact name, email & phone #
- what neighborhoods do you/your group represent?
- add'l info such as small images or links to a website for more info
about your art
- short description of your art/performance style + any specific ideas
for participating at FLUX**

**All artistic ideas are welcome. However, as part of the "new goals
for FLUX," we would like to encourage artists to include elements of
the following where applicable: audience participation, site-specific
work, artist collaboration, neighborhood/community related work. Please
see where you might incorporate any of these concepts!

FLUX Artist selection is an ONGOING process... however, to be
considered for FLUX #9 (Oakland), please contact us no later than
February 21. (the sooner you express interest, the better!) You will be

Artists selected for an event will need to participate in no more than
2 artists meetings prior to the event, plus install and set up on the
day of the event.

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Showcase your talents during one of the 2003 FLUX events slated for the
following neighborhoods:
Oakland (FLUX 9 - April 5)
Hill District
Allentown + Mt. Oliver

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The 2003 series of FLUX events and those following are part of a new
level of FLUX goals to promote Pittsburgh artists and neighborhoods to
a wide audience and offer greater benefits to all.

For artists in particular, it offers...
- Free exposure, advertising and an expanded audience
- Opportunity to meet and collaborate with other Pittsburgh based
artists and strengthening ěthe sceneî
- Use of the ěArtistís Depotî at FLUX to facilitate sales, track
inquiries, and offer mailing lists and flyers
- Payment in the form of an equal share of ěthe doorî for all
- For visual artists, improved display support help to get your message
across beautifully
- Promotion of Pittsburgh as place with a vibrant artistic community

In the last 2 years we have had 7 events, hosted over 400 art
participants, and put more than $40,000 into the pockets of local

Help spread the word. Please pass this message on to all your artists
friends. Thanks for your support!

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