The White Box is now taking project proposals for the September 2011 – September 2013 schedule. Proposals will be due April 18th, 2011.To apply, please reference the following information and the linked White Box Project Proposal Form and White Box Floor Plan pdfs.
Drawing on intellectual resources from across the University of Oregon, exhibitions and programs of the White Box are envisioned as collaborations with partners in related and complementary fields of creative inquiry at the University and beyond. White Stag exhibition and program development will be an opportunity to advance the public teaching and research mission of the University and to demonstrate new and exciting connections between and amongst intellectual and creative fields of inquiry.
The White Box is comprised of two spaces that can be programmed independently of one another. The White Box, rooms one and two, accommodate large-scale work and group shows (550sq ft each). The Gray Box (600 sq. ft.) is designed to accommodate film, digital projection and experimental sound work, as light and sound can be controlled effectively. The space is also appropriate for intimate installations. The White Box provides professional and technical support for both spaces. Programming encourages curatorial and artistic experimentation.
Project proposals are reviewed by the White Box Advisory Committee, composed of members of the University of Oregon faculty and staff and Portland community members, which makes advisory recommendations for selection by the Vice Provost in Portland. Preference will be given to original exhibitions, curated for the White Box spaces, exploring contemporary creativity and critical inquiry from unique perspectives relative to the academic mission of the University.
Selected applicants will be notified in writing no later than May 2011. The White Box provides space, staffing, programming promotion, and limited insurance. Selected exhibitions are responsible for exhibition related expenses, including, but not limited to shipping, transit insurance, and exhibition preparation.
For submission and further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> , subject line: Exhibition Proposal_Applicant Last Name.
White Box Mission: Through exhibitions and related educational and public programming, the White Box is dedicated to creating a laboratory for the exploration of contemporary creativity and critical inquiry. White Box programming aims to reflect and extend the intellectual work of the University, expressed via fine art, new media, installation, architecture and design, attracting diverse audiences with a range of specific interests.