April 4, 2021

Since January of 2021, Bushel has been exhibiting street-view artworks in our windows, as a response to the pandemic-driven necessity to close our doors to the public for an unforeseeable amount of time. We call this 24/7 accessible exhibition venue Response Space. We are currently accepting submissions from the community. Please familiarize yourself with the previous and current Response Space exhibitions before applying.

Call for Proposals:
Artists in any discipline, collaborative artists, and art groups are invited to submit a proposal for one or both of Bushel’s two street-facing, ground-floor windows located at 106 Main Street, in the heart of Delhi, NY. 

Response Space is Bushel’s response to the effects of COVID-19 on our usual in-person programming and indoor gallery exhibition program. Our goal is to turn the limitations of temporarily shutting our doors into an opportunity: to enliven the street and contribute in a timely way to the most urgent conversations—whether about public health crises, racial and social-justice issues, environmental threats, or specifically local topics.

We invite proposals in any medium or combination of media. We encourage proposals that actively engage with the window format, have a strong and compelling concept and execution, and consider the daytime/nighttime visibility of the space and that the contents of the windows will be exposed to ambient daylight. Proposals are welcome from artists of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

On either side of the entrance door, there are two south-facing large bay windows, each 8 feet wide x 5.5 feet tall, divided in half with a vertical 1-inch aluminum strip. Windows sit 3 feet above the ground. Above each window is a long narrow transom window. Canvas curtains serve as the window backdrops. 

Two black-pipe supports for hanging; clip lights, LED tube lights; 29-inch wide x 17.5-inch tall Roku TV monitor with stand and display shelf; directional audio equipment; flagpole brackets (4) mounted to the exterior of the building above the windows; for installation: basic hardware and tools, ladders, and rolling scaffold.

Artist Stipend
Modest stipends will be provided to help cover materials and time and labor in creation of the work and installation/de-installation of the work. 

Exhibition Dates
Each selected project will be installed for up to 4 weeks (you can propose the length of time from a short-term pop-up installation or performance up to a maximum of 4 weeks; we will make final decisions about duration based on the quantity of proposals we accept).

Submission Deadline
On a rolling basis until schedule is filled through December 2021.

To Apply
Please fill in the form below. There is no fee to apply.

This exhibition program is made possible with funds from the Delaware County Arts Grants, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group.