Site Responsive: Sandbox Projects
IN THE SILICON VALLEY, TECHNOLOGISTS USE THE TERM “SANDBOX” AS A FIGURATIVE PLACE TO EXPERIMENT WITH NEW CODE OR IDEAS. IN A SIMILAR SPIRIT, THE ICA’S distinctive SANDBOX PROJECTS SUPPORT EMERGING AND MID-CAREER ARTISTS TO EXPERIMENT, TAKE RISKS AND DEVELOP new WORKS THAT WOULD NOT OTHERWISE BE REALIZED. THE resulting site-specific, large-scale, immersive installations provide ica visitors with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience a unique art environment.
Future Sandbox Project artists include Tracey Adams, Kathy Aoki, Lorrie Fredette, Jenny Odell, Sofie Ramos, and Tracey Snelling.
Previous Sandbox Projects include: Val Britton: Intimate Immensity; Mike Rathbun: Urgency; Chris Dorosz: Painted Room; Christel Dillbohner: Ice Floe; and Ligorano / Reese: Crater Bay Area.
The ICA is not accepting applications at this time and our Call for Proposals for Sand Box Projects closed on May 8, 2017.
Sandbox Project recipients (artist/artist team) will receive an honorarium (ranging from $1,500- $5,000) to design, create and complete an installation project. The honorarium can be used towards project expenses including materials, supplies, transit of artwork (both ways), travel, per diem, and artist fee. The ICA will additionally support the project with access to a team of professional preparators during install and de-install, provide marketing for project and host an exhibition opening.