Open Call


Abrons Arts Center

No Funding
Free / No Costs
New York, United States


• Artists, no matter of the category, must identify as Indigenous, Native American, American Indian, Aboriginal, First Nations, and/or any other term meaning original peoples of a land, territory, and/or nation. (Space NDN accepted) • Although it is not a requirement to identify as an Indigenous Queer/Trans/Two-Spirit/Femme/Womxn to submit artwork, we acknowledge the disparities that exist within the art world when it comes to showcasing their work and aim to address it through our selection by giving priority to those submissions. • Collaborative groups & collectives encouraged to apply.

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 05, 2019 - September 07, 2019


No meals

Public Programs

Exhibition, Festival


Activists, Animation, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Blacksmith, Blockchain, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Cinematography, Collective, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Design, Digital Media, DJ / Nightlife, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Film, Glass, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Land Art, Makers, Mixed Reality, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Robotics, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology


English, Spanish

Program Description

WE ARE HERE is a 3 day arts festival exploring indigenous past, present and futures. As indigenous people we are armed with our own technologies, ancestral knowledge, & survival tactics; We are artists in finding balance between old ways and late stage capitalism. The festival will include creatives in the fields of visual (installation, fine art and contemporary), music // sound art, and film // video art. All work will shed light on experiences of what it means to live a "balanced" life during "unbalanced" times. WE ARE HERE celebrates Indigenous Futurism and we are encouraging artists to come with their most experimental works. Often we are placed in the dissonance of capitalism and making space for our own sense of Indigenous liberation and survival. Art is cognizant and organic in starting this important dialogue. As natives in the 21st century, it is our duty to imagine different futures for our communities. Exploring and growing; WE ARE HERE.

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