[Proposal] Bolsa de Criação Demonstra (BCD)

  1. [Proposal] Bolsa de Criação Demonstra (BCD)

The proposal of the Bolsa de Criação Demonstra (BCD) is to have a periodic funding for the development of works, projects and/or researches by artists with disabilities in the arts. From the proposal forwarded by the artist with clear project objectives, strategic execution plan, cost spreadsheet and production schedule, Demonstra intends to finance part of the presented project that will provide resources for its execution and implementation.

The members who will be part of the conception and production of the BCD Program will be: Daniel Moraes @dani (general direction), Rebecca Johnson @RebeccaJ (production), Yuli Anastassakis @yuli07 (co-production and communication). Among the tasks that are the responsibility of the members are: definition of the guidelines for the creation fellowship, research and selection of the artists who will be nominated for the creation fellowship, monitoring and evaluation of the work developed by the artists, dissemination in social media and institutional partners, and articulation of projects with the DAOS of the NEAR system.

The initial idea is that the BCD members pre-select artists based on the program’s objectives. One of the main selection criteria is to be a disabled artist with research and production in the field of contemporary visual arts. From an invitation letter forwarded by BCD members, the pre-selected artist, if he accepts the invitation, will forward a funding project with objectives, timing, budget, and delivery of completion. Once the shortlisted artist’s project has been approved by BCD Program members and the NEAR project approval board, the artist begins to develop their project.

The goal is to create a solid network of artistic incentive so that we can professionally and safely stimulate the work of artists with disabilities in the arts. The idea is that through BCD we can accompany the artist, enrich his repertoire, provide working resources, encourage and believe in his ideas, and help in the visibility of his production.

We have had the recent experience with the Demonstra Artistic Residency, which included the Demonstra Seminar and Exhibition. The result of this program was extremely positive with a profusion of very powerful and necessary artistic works for the discussion and visibility of their work. However, we feel the need for periodic funding to generate more opportunities for such artists in a more dynamic, practical, and assertive way. The difficult access to these artists, the lack of visibility of their work, the lack of appropriate incentive to their artistic research, the lack of opportunities that dignify their artistic careers are some of the factors that make us believe in the need for funding in the format that we are presenting to you.

Among the artists we think could integrate the first editions of the BCD Program are: Ângelo Custódio, Julia Ayerbe, João Paulo Racy, Fausto Candido, Marcos Abranches, Fábio Passos, and others. All artists with disabilities with work and research in the field of visual arts.

João Paulo Racy. Performance Emboço. 2022

Ângelo Custódio. Performance Aníkanos, 2015.

Marcos Abranches. Performance, Instituto Tomie Ohtake 2020.

Fábio Passos. Desenhos, 2022.
Work plan - June

General direction - Conception of the objectives and purposes of BCD | Formulation of guidelines for the selection of artists invited to participate in BCD | Curatorial research of artists who will integrate the first editions of BCD’s program | Articulation with the production team of the strategic planning of the implementation of BCD’s program: 500 USD

Production - Writing and graphic editing of documents containing pertinent information about the BCD program | Production of graphic material for communication and promotion of BCD with the invited artists | Creation of application forms for artistic projects | Biannual planning of pre-selected artists: 250 USD

BCD Communication & Promotion - Contact and communication with the pre-selected artists | Dissemination of the BCD program with partner artistic entities and with Demonstra’s mailing list: 250 USD



Hi Demonstra, how and where can I apply for performance residency? How amazing is your work. :star_struck: