Low Lives: Occupy! Announcement and International Call for Artists and Co-Presenters

Dear Artist,

I hope this email finds you well and that your year is off to a great start!

We’re pleased to announce that we have partnered with Occupy with Art and The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics to launch a new program called Low Lives: Occupy!

On March 3rd, 2012, Low Lives: Occupy! will stream live performances, actions, and happenings online by artists, artist collectives, Occupy groups, and presenters in alliance with the Occupy movement.

All artists, artist collectives, individuals, and creative groups in solidarity with the Occupy protests are invited to submit proposals. Low Lives: Occupy! seeks projects including, but not limited to, live performance art, public actions and interventions, happenings, acts of protest and civil disobedience, taking place in both real and virtual spaces.
All Artists who have participated in previous Low Lives projects are eligible to submit a proposal.

Low Lives: Occupy! invites any person, group of people, and presenters to “plug in and project” the broadcast in their homes, building facades, venues and other public spaces for their local communities.

Submission requirements and other important info attached.

Important Dates:
February 6: Submission Deadline
February 10: Submitting Artists/Groups notified
March 3: Low Lives: Occupy!  6:00pm – 10:00pm EST

Selections Committee:
Jorge Rojas- Low Lives Founding Director, Producer, Curator, Artist
Christina deRoos- Low Lives Co-Producer, Artist, Activist, Nonprofit Administrator
Juan Obando- Low Lives Co-Producer, Artist, Professor of Art and Art History at Elon University

Presenting Partner and official NYC venue:
Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics
New York University, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor, New York, NY

Presenting Partner and Online location:
Occupy With Art  –  Occupywithart.com

Note- Low Lives 4, our annual Networked Performance Festival, is scheduled for April 27 – 28, 2012. A separate call for proposals will be issued on January 30, 2012.

Please help us get the word out by sharing this announcement with anyone that may be interested.

We look forward to seeing your proposal!

Wishing you a great 2012!

Jorge Rojas
Founding Director
Low Lives

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