Call for Artists: Inaugural Modular Art Pods Event at abrasiveMedia

Published December 1st, 2014

Modular Art Pods (or MAPs) is an open source, multi-disciplinary, collaborative “art tunnel.” Attendees crawl through a series of individually-curated, 4′ cubed micro art galleries. The intimacy of the space (each cube a single-person occupancy) forces the attendees to confront the art solo, away from the distractions of traditional art openings. A special behind-the-scenes backlot tour is available for those unable to crawl through. Attendees can choose to go through the tunnel or around it, but not both.

MAPs is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike, so any group can host an event, any place, any time. The inaugural show will take place at abrasiveMedia in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, February 7th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. during the Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston event.

The call for artists is open now through December 11th December 20th at 11:59pm. Individuals and groups of all artistic disciplines, including but not limited to visual, sound, movement, video, textiles, new media, and experiential can apply. If you’re interested, continue reading and then fill out the application linked below.

The inaugural event curated by Tony Youngblood and abrasiveMedia will be limited to 23 pods. Participants will be chosen based on originality of idea and how well the pod fits the whole.

Participants must build their own pod, 4′ wide x 4′ long by any height. Two 8′ cubes are available for performance artists. Pod-building guides are available below.

The application will ask the artist to look at the following map and select their top three pod locations. If your idea is accepted, you will be assigned (if possible) one of your three top choices.

MAPs Map @ Abrasive Media

Pods have three configurations: straight paths, corner paths, and a limited number of 8′ pods. You will be asked to place your entry and exit doors according to your pod configuration.

Before applying, please review the following pages:

When you’re ready, use the following web form to apply:



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