Providence 2021 Submission Forms Now Live!

by | May 13, 2020 | SGCItoday

We all need something to look forward to these days! The SGCI 2021 Providence Call for Participation is now up and running, including the submission forms. Dream up programming, brainstorm with colleagues, and send your ideas our way!  Sign into an existing account or create a free account and submit your forms online by June 15th.

“Verified by Proof ” is taken from the broadside This is a Printing Office, written by Beatrice Warde in 1932. In a high-speed digital age, the phrase gains importance and embraces the meticulous nature of the hand-pulled print. The Verified by Proof steering committee seeks proposals that engage the message of This is a Printing Office—establishing truth, validation through proof/proofing, and the power of the press—and invites you all to celebrate print and its important role in countering the turbulent culture that we all currently face. 

Providence is a city that has historically been a refuge for dissidents and a stronghold in the battle for individual freedoms. It is a city where print is celebrated in all its forms, from conceptual art to communication design. Printmaking often intersects with other media in Providence’s rich artistic community, which is host to a variety of creative spaces ranging from traditional academic settings to community shops and maker/DIY spaces. We encourage proposals that embrace this cross pollination and celebrate the broad scope of printmaking, graphic media, and independent publishing.

Dates & Location
April 7–10, 2021, Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Convention Center & the Omni Providence Hotel

Call for Participation
Round 1 Event Proposals are due June 15th. Round 1 is for members who are interested in leading an event, such as a panel, themed portfolio, demonstration, pop-up exhibition, etc. Find out more about these how events are structured on our Conference FAQ page.

Mid-April:Abstract and Call for Participation announced
Mid-May: Online submission forms for Round 1 go live (Inkubators, Panels, Demos, Pop-Up Exhibitions, Themed Portfolios, Mobile Events, Special Events)
June 15: Round 1: Event Proposals due. Events are juried by the Providence Steering Committee.  
July 1: Acceptances announced
July 8: Event confirmation from applicant due 
July 15: Round 2: Event Participant Call goes live! (Panel participants, Themed Portfolios participants, Special Event participants). Submit applications through our website.
August 15: Round 2: Event Participant applications due. Participants selected by Event Organizers.
September 15: Event Organizers send final list of participants to SGCI