What is POW?
POW! encourages and supports performance artists to do whatever they want… Unlike other funded festivals, POW! is a grassroots open-ended festival run by artists and for artists. POW! believes in radical and FREE expression and experimentation with no particular aesthetic, moral, political or social limitations. Since we are not funded, there are “no strings attached.”
When & where will POW4 take place?
POW! will be held April 29-30, 2016, 8-11PM, at Fort Mason in San Francisco, CA. Friday night performances will be held at Fort Mason’s Chapel, and Saturday night performances will be held at Fort Mason’s Gallery 308.
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- Performance, Installations, & Action Art
- Artists willing to speak up and talk back and who are not afraid to express themselves freely
- Low tech or no tech, original, out of the box, risky, outrageous, provocative, adventurous, creative action work based on action and the human body… your imagination is the limit
- The curatorial criterion is originality not ‘quality’!
How will I know you received my application?
When you successfully submit your application, you will receive an auto confirmation to the email address provided. If you do not, please contact the curators at powactionart [at] gmail.com.
The curators pay this money from their own pockets with the expectation of reimbursement through application fees and concessions revenue. Any remaining funds go towards future POW! festivals. The curators want to emphasize that they do not get any salary or compensation for organizing this festival – they produce and work on POW! because they believe in artistic freedom.
Is there a payment or stipend for participating in POW!?
Sorry… there is no payment or stipend for artists participating in POW! The curators are proud to say that this festival does not rely on anyone’s funding, ideas, or agendas. This is why POW! considers its artists as co-conspirators in this unique enterprise.
I live outside of the Bay Area. Can you help me with travel and lodging expenses?
Artists need to provide their own transportation and accommodations; however, the curators will be happy to provide a list of recommended accommodations for out of town artists and will try their best to assist artists in finding artist couches to crash on! This is the reality of not being attached to any organization’s agenda or corporate funding!