We are looking for all types of art including dance, theater, music, poetry/spoken word, visual art, jewelry making, textile design, and film/video. We’re especially looking for interactive work that invites the community to connect with the artist and/or each other. Last year’s event attracted nearly 300 attendees and, more importantly, helped create lasting relationships between community members and artists. We look forward to highlighting even more art from our neighborhood.
Part of our commitment is to provide artists with support and growth opportunities throughout the STooPS experience. This year, we’ve implemented a series of new engagements to enhance the artists’ experience including an Artist Orientation Webinar, Artist Development Workshop, and office hours where selected artists can connect with the STooPS team to ask questions and get feedback on their work. Additionally, all selected artists will receive a $50 stipend.
STooPS Artists will also be connected to a range of resources. Artists selected for STooPS will receive updates about performance opportunities, grants, affordable housing, and much more. STooPS was developed by and for artists, and we are proud of the community that sustains us.
To apply, artists must submit a bio, artistic resume, work samples, and a proposed description of the work they intend to share using the online application form by April 22, 2017 (deadline extended). Paper applications are also available upon request.
The annual STooPS event is made possible by public funds from the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, both administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).