While recognizing the fuzziness of such categories, by 'visual art', we generally mean: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, film, video and performance that is advanced as a work of art and presented in a museum, online platform, or other public venue specializing in presenting art. Acceptable projects also include symposia, think tanks, online initiatives, public art projects, residencies, and participatory art events. Projects that strengthen an art organization or result in print or online publications about the visual arts are also eligible.
The project must be endorsed by a non-profit presenting entity, vouching to organize or exhibit the project if it is funded. Art Basel seeks to garner support for projects that will be seen by a broad public. All projects must either be proposed by a museum, Kunsthalle-type contemporary art space, art school, digital platform, or similar art organization and not be aimed at the art market.
With this project Art Basel aims to strengthen the broader non-profit ecology and discourse around contemporary art. Therefore, if the project results in exhibited artworks, these cannot be offered for sale for six months after their initial presentation. If the works are then sold, the total funds raised via this Crowdfunding Initiative need to be donated to the non-profit organization that initially vouched to exhibit the works.
In addition to the forms and materials requested for all Kickstarter projects, we strongly suggest that you submit published reviews, photographs, web links, and other documentation attesting to the quality and potential impact of the proposed project.
If your project meets the criteria above, and you wish for your project to be a part of the Art Basel Crowdfunding Initiative, please apply now.
Photo courtesy: Rush Philantropic Arts Foundation.