Opportunity Description

The Wisconsin Union Directorate Art Committee (WUD Art) is releasing this call for artists and creative writers. Art En Route is proposing an opportunity to exhibit uniquely commissioned collaborative works on the exterior bus wraps running across various Madison Metro Transit busses.  In the fall, 2017, each pair's final collaborative work will be presented in an Art en Route exhibition in one of the Wisconsin Union Galleries.  

This call is open to all writers and visual artists from the greater Dane County, WI area. Selected artists and creative writers will be paired and together will create a collaborative work. 8 literary artists and 8 visual artists will be selected.  Applicants must submit individual applications. Applicants cannot apply under a partnership or joint application. Applicants will be notified of their selection status via email on Monday, April 16th 2017.  

Project Duration
The submissions call is open NOW- April 7th, 2017.  The busses will run September 1st, 2017- December 31st, 2017.  The exhibition of the final works will be held in the fall, 2017. Time/date TBD. 

Art En Route will offer each visual and literary artist a $200 honorarium at the conclusion of this project for their participation.

How are participants selected? 
This is a juried opportunity.  WUD Art and representatives from the Madison art community will be responsible for selecting the artists and writers to participate after thorough consideration of each application submitted.  This panel will also head the pairing of writers with visual artists.

More details
Please see below for a complete opportunity description, submission instructions, and the submission application.  

Submissions are due on Friday, April 7th, 2017 by 11:59pm Central Time. Late submissions will not be considered.

Please send any questions regarding submissions to artenroute@union.wisc.edu

Application Documents