Givens Pool Call for Artists

 

Forklift Danceworks is seeking artists to propose artworks to be temporarily installed at Givens Pool in collaboration with this summer’s performance Givens Swims. From May 8 – 20, we are hosting a Call for Artists with lived experience and connection to Givens Park.

This project will share stories and images of community members with lived experience at Givens Park and Pool. The installations will be unveiled at the Givens Swims performances this July andGivens Park is located in District 1 on Springdale Road between 12th Street and Oak Springs Dr. The park has long been a gathering place for Austin’s Black community.

Project Parameters:

  • Artists will submit an artist questionnaire to be considered by a selection committee.
  • The subject of the work must relate to the lives of people past and present who use Givens Pool or Park, participate in the programs offered by the Givens Recreation Center or live in the surrounding community.
  • Artist must document their artistic process and engagement with community members. Documentation can take the form of audio recordings, photos, videos or other artifacts.

To Apply: Please submit the following to Miriam@ForkliftDanceworks.org

– Title the subject of the email: “Givens AIPP | First Name Last Name”

– Include samples of past works

– 2 References

Artist questionnaire: tinyurl.com/artatgivens

 

Join Forklift Danceworks at Six Square on May 13th from 7-8:30PM for an Artist Gathering & Happy Hour! Event information here.

 

Image: Original Rendering for “East District Park Swimming Pool and Bathhouse,” built in 1958, now known as Givens Pool. Credit: PICA 22076, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.