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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Rhizome Commissions Program

Founded in 2001, the Rhizome Commissions Program makes financial support available to artists for the creation of original
works of Internet-based art. Commissions are awarded by jury,
and by Rhizome's membership through an open community vote.

In 2007, Rhizome will commission eleven new art works with fees
ranging from $1000-3000. You can submit a proposal below, or
read more about our submission and voting procedures

This year, we are accepting proposals in two categories.

1) New works of Internet-based art
The works must use the Internet as a primary component. They can manifest offline or on a mobile device, as long as the final work is accessible online, whether through a web browser, software, or some other use of internet technologies. There is no required theme.

When evaluating proposals, the jury will consider artistic merit, technical feasibility, and online accessibility. Although we will provide some technical assistance with final integration into the Rhizome web site, artists are expected to develop projects independently and without significant assistance from Rhizome.

Ten commissions will be awarded in this category.

Submit at

2) Community project
In 2007, Rhizome will also award one commission to an artist whose project will benefit our community, by enhancing communication, participation or user experience on the website. Artists will be asked to execute the Community Project independently and be prepared to work with Rhizome to integrate the work when complete. Projects must be feasible, and manageable for up to one year. Precursors include Rhizome's 'alt.interface' which provided alternative interfaces, or visualizations, for Rhizome's online archive, the ArtBase.

One commission will be awarded in this category.

Submit at

All of the commissioned works will be exhibited on and at a one-night event at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as archived in the ArtBase.

2007-2008 JURORS

Lauren Cornell
Executive Director, Rhizome

Rudolf Frieling
Curator of Media Arts, SFMoMA

Marc Garrett
CoFounder and CoDirector, Furtherfield

Suhjung Hur
Curator, Art Center Nabi

Marisa S. Olson
Editor and Curator, Rhizome

Christina Ray
Founder and Director of Glowlab and the Conflux Festival.


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