Working Artist Submission Guidelines

New this year, artists will be offered the unique opportunity to work and create art during SIGGRAPH 2002. Artists are encouraged to serve as mentors in the creative process, providing insight and inspiration by allowing conference attendees to watch them work. Proposals that outline a minimum of 20 hours of creation will be considered. Ideally, the 20 hours would be divided daily over the duration of the conference.
Your proposal should include:

  • Name of principal artist.
  • Names of any associated artists.
  • A publishable artist's statement of 400 words or less.
  • A publishable technical statement (400 words or less) of how the computer, computer controlled systems, or other electronics are involved in your work.
  • A description of what you will do at SIGGRAPH 2002. Keep in mind that attendees will want to watch you work. What are you doing that we can watch?
  • A description of how your work can be documented at various intervals to illustrate visual process to SIGGRAPH 2002 attendees when you are not working.
  • A list of equipment that you will be bringing with you.
  • Input or output devices that you could use in or from the Studio for your work. For complete information, see Overview of Studio Processes.
  • A diagram of the size of the space you will need to work.
  • Slides, NTSC videotape, CD-ROM, or DVD of three previous works you have done.
  • Please upload these same three images via the online submission process. The images MUST be in .jpg file format at 72 dpi and no bigger than 360 x 243 pixels OR five inches by three inches OR 257K. Larger images may be rejected by the online submission system. Do NOT submit high-resolution images under any circumstance. You must upload images and send slides.

Examples (including, but not limited to):
  • An artist might create a 2D painting and print out the progress twice a day.
  • An artist with a unique process might demonstrate that process and talk with attendees.
  • An artist who has developed an interface to visual movement (musical, for instance) might compose a piece in the Art Gallery.
  • A performance group might "rehearse" all week in the Art Gallery and give a final performance on Friday.

The goal is to allow attendees a view into the world of the digital artist.
Working Artists Submission & Authorization Form
Submitters located outside of the United States should note that customs delays of up to two weeks could occur. All labels should bear the words: "Educational material with no commercial value." SIGGRAPH 2002 will not pay any fees, duties, or tariffs incurred by your submission.
All submissions will be judged by a panel of jurors. Proposals will be reviewed shortly after the submission deadline, and notification of acceptance will be emailed in early March. Artists may also be invited by the chairs of the Gallery and The Studio.
Upon Acceptance
Artists are responsible for the following upon acceptance:
1. Artists must arrive at SIGGRAPH 2002 with all the necessary equipment and staff and have such equipment fully installed and functional by 21 July 2002. Note: SIGGRAPH cannot be responsible for shipping charges. Artists must provide adequate operations and technical support personnel to maintain full operation of their projects for up to six full days. Equipment must be dismantled and removed on 26 July 2002.
2. Artists must pay shipping costs and insure work to and from the shipping destination.
3. Artists must accept responsibility for travel and lodging of all persons associated with their project.
4. Artists must guarantee that all contributors are legally authorized to submit materials for publication and presentation.
Presenter Recognition
A summary of what you will receive if your work is accepted by SIGGRAPH 2002. Each artist will be recognized in an appropriate SIGGRAPH 2002 publication, which will include color images, artists statements, technical statements, and essays.


Submissions must be received by: 6 February 2002, 5 pm Pacific time.
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> Working Artists Submission Guidelines
> Frequently Asked Questions
> Professional Presentation of Finished Artwork
> Studio Equipment
> Submission Form
> Deadlines
> How To Submit Your Work
> Presenter Recognition
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