This MAPs event is organized by artists Abbey Skojec and David Hellams, and will take place in the gallery at Nashville’s Fort Houston in July 2019. We expect this to be an intimate and experimental show with 15 or fewer pods. These MAPs will be on display 2 weeks total, but with special opening and closing weekend events. Special thanks to MAPs creator @tonyyoungblood for advice, support, and the gift of MAPs!
Queen Ave, the East-Nashville experimental gallery and venue, just announced their own edition of Modular Art Pods, slated for November 11 and 12, 2016. This makes me happy. My hope for MAPs was always that other people would take the concept and run with it. That’s exactly what the Queen Ave organizers Tyler Blankenship and Tyler Walker are doing. It’s is why we licensed the idea under Creative Commons – Share Alike.
That being said, I should be explicit in stating that I am not involved in the production of Modular Art Pods @ Queen Ave, although I plan on submitting a pod idea for the show. If you have any questions, contact Tyler Blankenship at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are open now through August 25, 2016. Queen Ave will consider both new pods and pods built for previous editions of MAPs. This is a great opportunity to re-use the pod sitting in your basement. They will also consider performers who don’t necessarily want to build their own pod.
Jason Brown is making his pod out of postcard-sized proposals for what he should put in his pod. Anyone can mail in a postcard proposal, including you. The art can be words, drawings, paintings, photographs, origami … ANYTHING that fits on a postcard. All you need to do is finish this sentence with your work: “I propose to fill this pod with…”
For those that applied to participate in Modular Art Pods at OZ Arts Nashville, thank you! We received over 100 submissions for pods and performances. You should have received an e-mail from me confirming receipt of your submission. If you did not receive this e-mail, please e-mail me as soon as possible at email@example.com.
Next, the organizing team will go over the submissions and send out questions to the applicants. We hope to notify the applicants about their status on or around November 28th. We’ll then begin formally announcing the participants in early December.
We received SO MANY wonderful submissions. It’s going to be an amazing show!
For those who have already submitted (as of 8 p.m. on November 17), you should have received an e-mail from me confirming receipt. If you submitted before 8 p.m. tonight but HAVEN’T heard from me, please contact me as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org.