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Art in General’s mission is to facilitate the production and exhibition of new work and aims to provide artists with an optimal support structure and venue in which to realize and present their work, whether this format entails an exhibition, event, performance, location-based work in the public domain, or the very platforms of discursive space (i.e. publication, website, etc.). There are a variety of programs that support this mission, including solo commissioned exhibitions and projects, residencies, a site-specific elevator program, group exhibitions and off-site projects.

Every year, Art in General hosts an OPEN CALL, which is an opportunity for artists to present their current practice to a group of arts professionals, curators, critics, and fellow artists. Art in General is interested in seeing work that proposes critical as well as imaginative approaches to content and form. The selection process takes into account the many and diverse artistic practices that artists develop and use, with the purpose of presenting various ways of being, experiencing, and producing in the world today.

This year, on the occasion of our 30th Anniversary which launches in September 2011, we will be reviewing proposals to select artists to commission for a variety of special projects. We will also be selecting artists for the following year of programs (September 2012-July 2013). In contrast to previous years, we ask artists to present a portfolio of their work for review, rather than a specific project.