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Open call for submissions to participate in Work In Real Time

by Jackie Hausler

Arts incubator will award $4,500 to artists over three months

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Have you ever wondered what it would look like if a sculptor were on "Shark Tank"? Or a contemporary dancer was on "America’s Got Talent"? "Work In Real Time" is a monthly salon-meets-project incubator that will take place in the atrium of the UB Center for the Arts. Every month artists across disciplines will present their works-in-progress to a panel of judges. At the end of each evening, a total of $1,500 and expertise from artists and funders will be awarded to worthy projects. "Work in Real Time" will take place on March 10, April 15, and May 5 at 4:30 p.m.

Producers are seeking submissions from artists to participate in this playful public competition. Interested artists should propose new projects they are working through, or projects that they have hoped to realize but have yet to. The producers are excited to include artists from every discipline and experience level. Selected artists will have 10 minutes to present their ideas in an engaging and exciting way. Their presentation will be followed by 10 minutes of questions and responses from a rotating panel of judges, including a guest visiting artist in each round.  Artist proposals are accepted online at UBCFA.org/WIRT.

"Work In Real Time" is a public platform to empower artists from UB and the Buffalo community to implement new directions, practices, or collaborations in their artistic ideas.  The events aim to nurture the growth and development of interdisciplinary works by UB students in the arts and foster a dialogue among the university, Buffalo and visiting artists to enable cross-pollination between disciplines, sensibilities and cities.

"Work In Real Time" is organized by the UB Arts Collaboratory, the Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art, UB faculty, UB students, and alumna Kyla Kegler, MFA ’18.

Major support for the UB Arts Collaboratory "Work In Real Time" is provided by M&T Bank.

Additional support is provided by Savarino Companies.

Media Contacts:

Bronwyn Keenan
Director for the Arts Collaboratory
UB College of Arts and Sciences
716-645-3791
[email protected]

Emily Reynolds
Co-founder
Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art
720-544-1568
[email protected]