MPD150 Exhibit – Coming Fall 2018

We are seeking 3 artists or artist teams who will each create one piece to be included in an interactive exhibit that conceptually highlights the essence of one of the three main themes of our report: the history of police in Minneapolis, our present day experience with police, and a police-free future.

The goal of this exhibit is to a create a visionary, sensory and tactile experience that inspires community members to engage in building a police-free Minneapolis and cultivating a pathway for dialogue, action and connection around the power of this future.

The exhibit will be presented over the course of a 2-3 week period in October and in addition to featured artwork submitted through this proposal will include visuals drawn from our research, performances, presentations that bring to light the main themes of our report – the history of police in Minneapolis, our present day experience with police, and a vision for our police-free future.

Artists or artist teams will receive a $1000 stipend, in addition to a materials budget of up to $500. Proposals from indigenous artists and artists of color will be prioritized.

Interested? Check out our FAQ and 5 Essential Findings on our website as you develop your proposal and fill out the application here.

The deadline for artist applications is Sunday, June 10th. Artists selected for participation will be notified by Monday, July 2nd. Pieces must be completed by September 15th and will be displayed in MPD150’s exhibit in October.

Application for Artist Proposals