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Call for Proposals – Science & Art Gallery Exhibitions and Programs

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is a research center devoted to furthering fundamental knowledge in geometry and in theoretical physics, especially knowledge at the interface of these two disciplines. The SCGP’s academic and scientific activities have the explicit aim of bringing scholars from different fields and backgrounds together to work collaboratively on the most exciting and complex questions in these fields.

The Simons Center Art Program has the complementary mission of enriching the intellectual lives of the Center’s members and visitors, and of establishing the Center as a venue for artistic science-inspired productions and events of interest and benefit to the entire Stony Brook University campus and local/regional community.

To fulfill this mission, the Center invites proposals from faculty, students and professionals for installations ranging from 4 to 6 weeks. The Center expects to fund 4-6 exhibitions for the 2014-2015 academic year at a funding level of $10,000-12,000 per exhibition. The SCGP Art Program Advisory Board reviews all proposals; proposals that strongly link the arts to geometry or physics in particular and the sciences in general are strongly preferred. Proposals that include lectures, concerts or other outreach activity are also strongly preferred.

Proposals should be no more than five (5) pages with double spaced, 12-point font and include the following:

• Title of Exhibition
• Proposed Dates of Exhibition between April 2014 – August 2015 (please note if exhibition may be scheduled flexibly)
• List of artworks and artists
• Statement of Artist Merit (no more than 2 pages)
• Statement of Scientific Merit (no more than 2 pages)
• List of potential speakers and lecture topics or other outreach event(s)
• Budget (include transportation and installation of artwork, artist and gallery fees, speakers stipends and travel)

*Note the SCGP funds two public receptions per exhibition and covers the cost of insuring the artwork; all other costs must come from the exhibition budget.

Proposals must be submitted by 5 pm EST on Friday November 15, 2013 for consideration.  *NOTE:  This deadline has passed.  Late submissions may still be considered, but priority will be given to submissions already received*
Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by Friday, December 13, 2013.

For more information about the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Art Program visit:

Submit your proposal below:  *NOTE:  The deadline for submission has passed.  Late submissions may still be considered, but priority will be given to submissions already received*