Ghost Stories YYC is a visual storytelling group art show and publication. Artists who are a part of the project will create work based on a folk tale, urban legend or ghost story of their choosing. It can be an original tale, or one inspired by the countless stories we all share around campfires. If you're a returning artist from previous volumes, maybe you'll even continue a story you started last year.
Instead of an artist statement, each of the creators will instead write a short story on which their work is based. You may collaborate with a professional writer. Also, don't limit yourself to prose - we accept poetry or songs - but you must tell a story.
All mediums are acceptable - painting, sculpture, photography, performance or installation, even toy makers.
Your work will be professionally photographed, and along with your story, will be included in a gallery exhibition. In addition it will be a part of a publication, Ghost Stories YYC Volume 2, a storybook which can be taken home to be read to friends and loved ones.
To apply to the project you must submit the following:
A 150 to 300 word story outline or story pitch. We are paying special attention to grammar and punctuation this year. Because this is a project with a large focus on writing, please check your spelling and grammar. Serious errors will result in a 0 on the writing portion of the application.
A polished CV showing previous exhibition experience and education.
A portfolio of at least 5 images showing your best work. These must be at a resolution of no smaller than 1920px wide.
A 25$ application fee.