Art Game Proposals Sought for Farnsworth April Fools’ Bash

bash%20for%20front%20page%20rotatorThe Farnsworth Art Museum’s newest membership group, [Collective], seeks submissions for its upcoming annual BASH, April Fools Circus, which will take place on April 1 at the museum’s Wyeth Center in Rockland. The submissions are for games to be included in an element of the BASH entitled: “A Carnival of Art Games.”

Games should be inspired by traditional carnival games, where participants earn tickets in order to receive prizes. These may be machine-style games or games that are monitored by a human. All games will be inside, under cover, in a dimly-lit space. Tickets and prizes for the games will be provided by the [Collective].

Each game:

• Must fit in an 8-foot by 8-foot designated space
• Should be fully interactive for the public
• Should enable participants to win tickets toward a prize
• Should incorporate one or more of these themes: light and color, April Fools, and side show.

Preference will be given to projects that use repurposed, recycled or found materials. Materials may NOT include any liquid, fire, dye, weapons, explosives or anything potentially dangerous to museum visitors

Electronically submit a proposal by Feb. 1 to the [Collective] at  Proposals must include a written description and a sketch or diagram of the project and an estimated budget. In addition, each artist must include a resume, complete contact information and examples of two recent completed projects (including images and short, written descriptions.) The [Collective] will offer a small stipend for the artist and a $200 materials allowance per project.

The [Collective] is the Farnsworth’s newest membership group, which seeks to bring younger and alternative audiences into the museum. The annual bash is where the Midcoast’s creatives and fun-seekers get together to dance, celebrate the end of winter and revel in art. This year’s bash will feature Just A Band, a Kenyan house, funk, disco band. More information on the 2016 BASH may be found at