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Call For


Literature ,
submitted by
Whitney LaMora

Call for Literary Artists: LOCUS: IX

LOCUS: IX submissions are now open for visual + literary artists!

LOCUS: IX structure will be as follows:

  • Submission period for all artists is October 8th - 22nd.. All artists will be notified shortly after and the process will begin.
  • Visual artists then have 3 weeks to submit a new or existing short work.
  • Literary artists will receive that work by November 12th & will have 3 weeks to create a brand new work inspired by, in response to, or interpreting the literary piece.
  • Both sets of artists will provide numerous additions to the work including reaction videos, recordings, image descriptions and more - all details provided throughout the experience.
  • Pairings will remain anonymous until opening weekend at The Martin: December 10th + 11th.
  • Literary artists will be eligible for this quarter’s micro-grant which includes a community-funded unrestricted financial grant.

Need examples of the exhibitions? Check out our show archive:

Donations will be collected for the show itself, split between the future of the LOCUS project and our nonprofit partner for this iteration, WITS Chicago.

If you consider yourself both a literary and visual artist, you may apply for both categories. If you have participated in a previous LOCUS iteration, you’re more than welcome to submit again.

Have any questions? E-mail today!

Deadline: 10.21.2021
Name: Whitney LaMora
Address: 2500 W Chicago Ave
Phone: 312-401-5782