Introduction

IOTA24 Expressions of Interest now open… Closing 14 Nov 22

Submit your brief proposal as an expression of interest to participate in IOTA24 – opening in August 2024.

IOTA24 Expressions of Interest now open… Closing 14 Nov 22

The curatorial theme for IOTA24 has been announced as ‘Codes in Parallel‘, an investigation into the multivarious languages codified in contemporary craft. Expressions of interest are invited. Closing on Monday 14 November.

Who can apply?

Artist, artisans and collaborations living and working in the Indian Ocean region, including Australia. Also curators, craft groups, galleries, museums and artspaces in Western Australia.

When is IOTA24?

IOTA24 will run across three months: August–September–October 2024 in Perth metro and regional Western Australia. The keystone exhibition will run for the whole dates with staggered openings and programming at our three Exhibition Partners: Fremantle Arts Centre, John Curtin Gallery, and PICA . Festival activities (satellite exhibitions & events) can take place any time within this timeframe, not earlier or later.

What does the submission entail?

At this stage we are looking for a very brief idea of what you’d propose to do in reflection of the curatorial theme – only a maximum of 250 words, plus your short bio, some indicative images, video and social media links, if you have them. Please note, you must respond to the theme.

Can I prepare a video for my presentation?

Yes, but it must not be longer than 3 minutes.

Can I submit for both the keystone exhibition and the festival program?

Yes, you can. A consultative process will match selected artists and projects with suitable exhibition and hosting venues to ensure best presentation of artists’ work.

Are activities other than exhibitions eligible?

Yes, you can submit ideas for public programming (e.g. talks, workshops), ephemeral and outdoor installations…

Can I submit an exhibition proposal without having an exhibition space?

Yes, matching up with a space will occur later for selected proposals.

Can I submit more than one EOI?

Yes.

If I am represented by a gallery, can they submit on my behalf?

Yes, we welcome submissions from galleries.

Can independent curators submit?

Yes, we welcome submissions from curators who wish to suggest group submissions, and who wish to collaborate with us.

Can galleries outside of WA participate?

Not as a participating exhibition venue, but you can submit an EOI that proposes an exhibition to take place in WA during IOTA24.

I have a space, but no artists, can I submit an EoI?

Yes, we welcome offers of exhibition spaces, residencies, workshop facilities and studios.

Why do you ask for images at max 500KB? Isn’t that too small?

Ideally the images should be suitable for digital presentation, not for printing – that means 72dpi to max 96dpi. We suggest a minimum longest side 1000px. (e.g. HD for full screen is 1920 x 1080px). The max 500KB each is so our system is not overloaded and it is more than big enough for digital screen use. 

Scroll down to read more about the theme and requirements for submitting an Expression of Interest.

Submissions are due by Monday 14 November 2022 via this form.

Call for Expressions of Interest for the 2024 Indian Ocean Craft Triennial.

Cover Image: Andile Dyalvane & Zizipho Poswa, iZilo. Represented by Southern Guild. With shelters woven by Fiona Gavino. Installation view, Curiosity & Rituals of the Everyday, IOTA21, John Curtin Gallery, October 2021. Photo: Rob Frith.

The research and development phase of IOTA24 is supported by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries; and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts.

CLICK HERE TO FILL IN THE FORM.