When you sign up as an artist to nominate yourself for the Baker Artist Awards, you must define yourself as one discipline (ie; Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Literary Arts, Film/Video, and Mulit- Inter-Disciplinary Work). While the scope of your work may encompass more than one of these categories, choose the one that best suits the projects you are submitting to the nomination.
You are allowed ten “projects” of ten “details” or components each. You can use four types of digital files—images, text, video, and audio or any combination. How you choose to use these is up to you. It is important to be fairly expansive so the viewers and the judges can get a strong sense of you as an artist. Consider each project carefully, much as you would approach an exhibition, performance, or whatever form your work is originally presented.
It is vital to fill out the text at the top of each project—be informative, putting the project theme and your work in context. The same is true for each detail. If you don’t remove the file name of the uploaded digital file it will go in as the title. Remove the name of the file and replace it with a title or defining phrase. Then fill in some about each work.
There are many creative ways you can also enhance projects. Besides just presenting your work, you can also expand from there. Example – you can can document your working methods. You could devote one project directly to working methods. You could use a project to create a time-based work that lasted during the nominating dates. Also, you could create, or republish interviews with you addressing your work. There are many possibilities.
Again, the elegantly designed Baker Artist Awards offers you a way to showcase your work, no matter the discipline in a very expansive way. As the site stays live year round, quality is very important. Besides putting you in the running for a $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize or a $5,000 b-grant, your nomination will represent you as well or better than your own personal website. Put the effort into it now and make it as professional and creative as possible.
If you have any questions write to the BakerArtistAwards@gmail.com