Open Call

Wide Open Studios: Artist-as-Trickster

Signal Fire

No Funding
Tucson, United States


Artists or activists of any discipline, art students, others ages 18+

Number of Participants

maximum of 10 participants with 2 guides


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 27, 2020 - October 17, 2020


  • $3,300.00 program fee (one-time)




Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Competition , Courses, Critique, Discussion, Group Dinners, Mentors, Mural Projects, Open Studios, Panel, Performances, Professional Development, Publication, Readings, Retreat, Schools, Self-Directed, Seminars, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Acting, Activists, Administrators, Animation, Architecture, Arts Administrator, Augmented Reality, Ballet, Blacksmith, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Chefs, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Comedy, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Curatorial, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Entrepreneur , Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Glass, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Metalsmith, Mime, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Museum Technology, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Robotics, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design, Web Development



Program Description

Wide Open Studios’ new three-week field study “Artist-as-Trickster” is a backcountry-based survey of strategies for subversion, fable, and ruse in the heart of coyote country. With Coyote myth cycles as inspiration, we’ll traverse some of the seldom-seen corners of the Sonoran Desert, sharing the season’s transition into autumn amidst cottonwoods turning gold and the migration of tarantulas. A rotating cast of Signal Fire’s finest guides and guests will join our trip, each bringing their unique practice and perspective to bear on the potency of artists to undermine power structures and disrupt accepted narratives with their own version of reality. *costs include food and transportation throughout the experience *partial scholarships are available (click on APPLY NOW to read more)

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