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Saturday, September 19, 2015

2015 CADD FUNd

What: Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Present CADD FUNd 2015
When: Application deadline October 3, 2015. Event takes place Sunday, October 18, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Where: 3015 AT TRINITY GROVES, 3015 Gulden Lane, Dallas, TX 75212
Contact: Visit this link for the application. For additional information, contact Gina Orlando, gina@circuit12.com or Cohn Drennan, cohn@cohndrennancontemporary.com

CADD FUNd 2015 is a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. The CADD FUNd 2015 will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the Dallas-Fort Worth arts community.

This year's CADD FUNd will be awarded to a current or previous B.A, B.F.A., M.A. or M.F.A. graduate or candidate from an institution within 100 miles of Dallas. Six finalists will be selected from all of the applicants by three jurors including: Justine Ludwig, Director of Exhibitions/Senior Curator, The Dallas Contemporary; Michael Mazurek, Curator for the Goss-Michael Foundation; and Jed Morse, Chief Curator for the Nasher Sculpture Center. During the event on October 18th, the six finalists will present short proposals for original and yet-to-be-realized new projects. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and then the audience participants will vote for their favorite project. After a short recess to tally the votes, the winner of CADD FUNd 2015 will be announced! The CADD FUNd is $2500 - $7500 + and beyond.

Apply for the CADD FUNd
August 31 – October 3, 2015

General Information for Applicants:
The jurors will be choosing projects that represent a diversity of approaches and mediums. We seek to fund a project from a variety of disciplines including performances, publications, public projects, interactive pieces, and studio-based work.
Application Period: August 31 – October 3, 2015.
Six Finalists will be announced October 12, 2014.
The CADD FUNd is $2500 to $7500+ and beyond.
The final amount of the FUNd is dependent on ticket sales to the event.
The winner will be chosen by the audience at the event.
Finalists will be required to make a presentation in person on Sunday, October 18.
There is no application fee.
Images of accepted finalists’ entries may be used for CADD FUNd publicity purposes.
The winner of this year’s award will be required to make a short presentation detailing how funds were used for his or her project at next year’s event in the fall of 2016.

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must meet one of the following:
Applicant must have received a B.A. or B.F.A. from a program at an institution within a 100 mile radius of Dallas in 2014 or 2015.
Applicant must have completed an M.A. or M.F.A. program at an institution within a 100 mile radius of Dallas in 2014 or 2015.
Applicant must be currently enrolled in a M.A. or M.F.A. program at an institution within a 100 mile radius of Dallas in 2015.
Proposals will be evaluated with the following in mind:
Artistic Innovation
Community Impact
Feasibility – how much will you need, how long will it take, where will it take place.
Applicants must submit the following to caddfund2015@gmail.com PowerPoint format.

Page 1 – Artist Name and contact information
Page 2 – Artist resume
Page 3 - Statement about your work as a whole up to this point (200 words maximum).
Page 4 - Proposal outlining the name, scope and vision of your project with a declared dollar amount (400 words maximum).
Up to ten images in support of the project proposal
Last Page – Names and contact information of two references.
No application fee
Application process begins on August 31 and will end at midnight on October 3, 2015

Application questions:  Cohn Drennan, CADD FUNd Coordinator, caddfund2015@gmail.com