Install and Demo FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions for those filling out the installation and demo form.

+ How long are submissions being taken?

Submissions for installations and demos will be open until May 14th.

+ When will groups be notified if they are accepted?

Acceptance notifications for installations and demos will come prior to May 22nd.

+ Are budgets given for projects?

We do our best to cover the cost of materials for demos and certain installations. This is highly dependent on the quality and interactivity if your submission.

+ Who is in charge of the selections?

Selections will be made by a panel of local artists and arts producers. Many of these panel members can be found in studios, art centers or working hard on art happenings in Trenton year round.

+ What are you the panelists looking for?

Submissions should express the full breadth of your installation or demo’s footprint, interactivity, time frames and other details. Installations and demos that are awe inspiring, engaging to our crowd and run the full 24 hours are ideal.

+ What are some formats that have worked in the past?

In the past we have hosted interactive lounge areas, immersive installations and interactive art. There are several installation areas through the festival we host these in. Demos, masters classes and other process based visuals are also achievable depending on the craft. We usually host these in demo or pre-set areas with proper power, sound, lighting and safety equipment.

+ What we are specifically not looking for?

We are specifically not looking for ideas that are dangerous, out of the scope of what is achievable at a free diy art festival (budget and manpower) or that do not represent our core values of art, community and non-violence.

+ What happens if I’m not selected?

Of you’re not select to install or demo don’t worry! Any submission is part of the statement of art, community and non-violence AAN has come to stand for. Also the submission list is circulated to local venues, nonprofits and other entities that may reach out to you throughout the year. Plus there is always next year!

+ What happens if your submission is selected?

Once selected we will begin gathering final promo assets, floor plans, materials lists and other day of assets. Your group will be given a rough timeframe which will be finalized prior to the promotion deadline of May 28th. If you are unresponive to our email requests we will be forced to move on to another selection. From there we will provide the necessary load in documentation and credentials for the event.

+ Have other questions?

Contact us at the link below.