FREE MANIFESTA ARTIST'S FAQ
1. Can anyone be in FREE MANIFESTA? Yes.
2. Do I have to pay to participate? No. Of
course not. Contrary to some circulating rumor, there is no fee for participating.
FREE MANIFESTA is free for all participants, artists and audience members.
3. What kind of projects are eligible?
Any art project which is nonmonetary and takes place in public or quasi-public
space. Projects should be perceptible in some way to people who are located
in Frankfurt am Main during the period from May 24 - August 25. 2002.
4. What do you mean by nonmonetary?
Anything where no money changes hands, i.e. where nothing is bought or
sold, and no admission is charged.
5. What do you mean by public or quasi-public space? Any
space the public is free to enter. This includes the streets and sidewalks
of course, and also commercial space like stores and bars. This also includes
space which is ordinarily private, like studios, offices, or apartments
if they are open to the public for specific periods of time, or by appointment.
6. How many projects can I enter? As many
as you like.
7. How will people find my work? Each artist
will have a page on the FREE MANIFESTA website with a description of the
project and information about how to find it. Sheets with project information
will be available at the FREE MANIFESTA area in the Manifesta 4 exhibition
spaces. Newsletters and press releases will also be created.
8. Does FREE MANIFESTA have an indoor space to
hang or install art? The exhibition space of FREE MANIFESTA is the
public space of the city.
9. If I am a painter, sculptor, designer, photographer
or or other producer of art normally seen on walls or in galleries, how
can I participate? There are many possibilities. Some participants
are organizing shows and events in studios, apartments, public venues,
etc. Consider sending small works to be given away in the FREE ART ZONE
(see guidelines). It is also possible to make work that can be distributed
on street corners or installed throughout the city as flyers, stickers,
stencils, murals, etc.
10. Is this legal? Use your best judgment
when planning work in public space. We do not advocate doing anything
11. What if I want to be part of FREE MANIFESTA,
but Im not sure what I want to do yet? EMAIL
me and let me know youre thinking of participating. Ill be
happy to answer any questions, participate in discussions, etc.
12. Do you have any money to give participating
artists for materials, travel, honoraria, etc.? No. While FREE MANIFESTA
is an official project of Manifesta 4, the limited budget available is
being used for organizing and for promoting artists projects.
13. What if I am far away from Frankfurt?
If its not possible to travel to Frankfurt, there are lots of ways
to participate from a distance. Any form of communication that can be
accessed by a person in Frankfurt is eligible, for instance, web, mail,
telephone, satellite broadcast, etc. You can also ask someone in Frankfurt
to help you realize your project, for instance by distributing works you
send them, or carrying out performance instructions.
14. How will we meet other participants?
If you are able to be in Frankfurt please stop by the FREE MANIFESTA headquarters
-- there will be space to hang out a meet with other artists. Social events
& parties will be planned.
15. What are the deadlines? There
is a deadline of JUNE 30 for inclusion in FREE MANIFESTA materials.
Anyone is welcome, however, to join FREE MANIFESTA in progress, simply
by enacting your project during the period of the show.
IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL
FREE TO CONTACT ME BY EMAIL.