Call to Artists goes out for upcoming TEDXSnoIsleLibraries 2016 event

"TEDXSnoHoLibraries 2016" are making a Call to Artists for their November 2016 event, to be held at Edmonds Center for the Arts.
“TEDXSnoIsleLibraries 2016” are making a Call to Artists for their November 2016 event, to be held at Edmonds Center for the Arts.

The Snohomish County Arts Commission is issuing a call-to-artists to create (or provide) a temporary interactive-based work of art, or performance art experience, which will be included as part of TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2016.

TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2016 is scheduled to take place at Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) on Friday, Nov. 18.

TEDxSnoIsleLibraries is a locally organized event featuring over a dozen talks, demonstrations and performances under 18 minutes each. The day-long program will harness the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading” and focus on the rich innovation, invention and cultural depth of our region.

“The event is sparked by the celebrated TED conferences worldwide”, says Terry Lippincott, president of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation Board of Directors. “We are excited that the Snohomish Arts Commission is working to make art available again for attendees of the 2016 TEDx event.”

“TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2016” is all about showcasing inspirational and innovative ideas from the region and now, in partnership with the Snohomish County Arts Commission, there is an opportunity to do the same for art.

The theme for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2016 is “Transformations” which should be the inspiration for the installation.

The public installation/performance of the project will take place throughout the day of the event within a space identified as the TEDx IdeaLab which will be a designated space in the gymnasium of the ECA.

Organizers of the event note, “An exceptional submission would propose an original, bold and creative concept that is designed to engage a large audience as they enter and exit the IdeaLab, either of a large scale or interactive or kinetic in nature.”

The selected artist will be paid $3,500 to complete the installation.

The deadline for submissions is June 6 for a project that includes a $3,500 budget.

For an artist prospectus contact the Office of Economic Development, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S #411, Everett, WA 98201 or call the office at 425-388-3186. The organization’s official website is at

For specific questions artists are encouraged to contact Wendy Poischbeg, Snohomish County Economic and Cultural Development Manager,, 425-388-3186 or Jim Hills, Public Information Manager, Sno-Isle Libraries,, 360-651-7050.

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