521 NW 1st Ave , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
ArtsUP! Founded and directed by artists’ advocate Neil Ramsay is an open-call (proposals accepted year round) project. Designed for artists or artist groups that produce or are interested in producing aerial site- specific works and architectural activation. Artists are challenged to respond aesthetically and sensitively to the duality of the space (housing private/public events), utilizing only the vast interior volume overhead. The artists’ proposals selected receive an approximate six (6) week solo exhibition (covering 2 art walk events). Site is a 5,800 Sq.Ft. exhibition warehouse and event space. Five (5) artists/ collaborators/artist groups will be awarded solo exhibitions, annually. ArtsUP! is a non-commissioning entity and provides an opportunity for the artist to fully collaborate with the producer to realize the execution of the artist’s proposal (Logistics, Marketing, Funding, Team Building, Project Management). ArtsUP! artists take an active role in project development. The artist has privy to share in the inner-workings/production process from an arts administration point-of-view, culminating in their own art exhibition. ArtsUP! Project is an experiential platform for practicing professional artists’ development with a 360* approach.