Posted by: QQmei | January 5, 2015

Hints for Making Your Proposal Stand Out! 讓提案出色的小密訣!

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Artists are probably busy preparing proposals now for the 2015 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project and wondering what they can do to make their proposal really stand out from the crowd.  We usually get hundreds of applications from artists around the world who want to come to Cheng Long village on the southwest coast of Taiwan to create a site specific environmental artwork during the 25-day all expenses paid residency with a $US2000 stipend for the selected artists.   Here are some hints that will make your proposal stand out and increase your chances of being selected as one of the artists for 2015:
藝術家們現在大概正忙著準備2015成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫的提案,希望自己的提案能在眾多的提案中受到注目。每年我們大約會收到來自世界各地上百位藝術家的申請,獲選的藝術家將有機會獲得約新台幣60000元的補助津貼,來到台灣西南沿海的小村落—成龍村,利用25天的時間完成現地的環境藝術創作。在此提供一些讓你的提案更出色的小密訣,希望讓你更有機會成為2015的獲選藝術家!

  1. First of all your proposal will stand out if you follow the directions and send all of the 6 items listed on the Call for Proposals under “To Apply”.   Many artists do not make sure they have sent all the files required and that they have sent the right number and type of files by email before the deadline.  Also, some artists send too many files or files that are too big or not the right type.  This makes it very difficult for the curator to evaluate your proposal and might give the wrong impression about your professionalism.
    首先,讓提案出色的第一步是依循徵件公告裡的指示,將<申請方式>裡所規定的6項資料寄出。許多藝術家並沒有按規定於截止日前寄出所有的資料,或有的是數量不對、或檔案格式未依規定處理。也有些藝術家寄來過多的檔案,有時檔案太大或格式錯誤。這些都會讓策展人在進行藝術家評選時作業困難,甚至可能對你的專業留下錯誤的印象。
  1. Your proposed artwork should make a unique and creative response to the theme. Make sure your proposed artwork fits the theme “Fragile – Handle with Care”.  This phrase is usually one placed on packages to make sure they are handled carefully, but consider this theme in connection with the environment worldwide and the environment specifically in Cheng Long.  You can look at the Blog to see many photos and much information about the environment in Cheng Long or ask the curator specific questions by email.
    你的提案必需獨一無二、有創意地對主題作出回應。請務必確認你所提案的作品呼應了今年的主題<易碎品,小心守護!>,這個標語通常用在包裹上,提醒搬運的人要小心;但請各位藝術家要仔細思索這個主題與全球環境議題及成龍村特定環境議題的關連性。你可以在部落格上看到許多成龍村環境的照片及資訊,或是你有特定的問題,也可以寫信向策展人詢問。
  1. Your proposal should show your ability and experience in creating large scale environmental artworks using natural or recycled materials. Your examples of previous artworks should show that you have the skills to construct the proposed artwork, and your description of the proposed artwork should show that you have carefully considered what materials and techniques you would use if your proposal is selected.
    你的提案文件必需要能展現你有使用自然或回收素材,創作大型環境藝術作品的能力及經驗。利用你所列舉的過去作品展現你有完成你本次提案作品的能力,並且透過仔細的文字描述,展現你已深思熟慮,一旦獲選,你已清楚可以運用於作品的材料及技術。
  1. Make your proposal appealing to the children in Cheng Long as well as to the adults and to artists and show that you can involve children in Cheng Long elementary school and community adults in your artwork. There should be some way that villagers and children can contribute to the artwork or make some parts of it with your guidance, so that the village and children will feel your artwork can in some way belong to them.
    讓你的提案能夠吸引成龍村的小朋友,以及大人與藝術家們,同時提出你將如何讓成龍國小的師生及村裡的大人參與你的創作。一定有一些方法可以在你的引導下,讓村民及孩童可以貢獻他們的力量在你的作品上,或作品的其中一部份上;這將使你的作品,在某種程度上也讓村民孩童感覺那是屬於他們的作品。
  1. Make sure your proposed artwork can last well for at least one year through typhoons, hot sun and heavy rains. We want the artworks to last at least one year and then either recycle into the environment naturally being all bio-degradable, or if they are recycled materials they can be dismantled and again recycled after the exhibition period.  The artwork should be safe and secure and lasting, as well as meaningful and aesthetically appealing.
    請想辦法讓你所提案的作品可以至少維持一年,通過颱風、烈日、暴雨的考驗。我們希望藝術家的作品能至少維持一年,然後逐漸分解,回歸到自然環境裡;而如果是可回收的素材,則可在展期結束後被拆除、再利用。完成的創作必需要是安全的、穩固的、持久的,同時也要是有意義的、有美感力量的。
  1. Make sure the proposed artwork will not harm the environment and that it hopefully will improve the environment or encourage people to think more about the environment in Cheng Long. What the artist proposes for the Cheng Long Wetlands nature preserve area should not pollute the water, soil or air by the materials or the techniques used, and it should not harm the wildlife.  There are many birds, fish, plants and other life in Cheng Long Wetlands, so the artist needs to consider all of these in making a proposed artwork.  Some works in 2015 will also be sited in the village on public lands such as the temple courtyard area and vacant lots, and these proposed artworks could make use of recycled materials (plastic, metal, wood, glass, etc) and then be recycled again after the one year or more of the exhibition.
    確保你所提案的作品不會傷害環境,我們更期待的是你的作品能夠幫忙改善環境,或讓更多人來思考有關成龍村的環境議題。藝術家的提案若落在溼地範圍內,必需確保所使用的材料及技術不會污染水質、土壤及空氣,當然也不能傷害到野生動植物。在成龍溼地裡有許多的鳥、魚、植物和其他生命,所以藝術家所提案的作品必需要考慮到這些。而2015年的作品中,將有數件座落於村內,例如廟前的廣場或是村裡的空地上,放置在這些地方的作品,可以使用回收的材料(例如:塑膠、金屬、木料、玻璃等),然後在展出一年或更久之後,材料可被回收處理。

Remember the deadline for proposals is January 16, 2015.  You can post any questions here on the Blog or email the Curator Jane Ingram Allen at allenrebeccajanei@gmail.com
不要忘記,徵件截止日期是2015 年1月16日。任何疑問皆可留言於此部落格,或與策展人艾婕音連絡。

Looking forward to seeing your proposal!
期待見到您的提案!


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