Play/Floor 2022 is again and now accepting artist functions

PLAY/GROUND , an annual sequence that includes curated, site-specific installations by modern artists, is again to convey audiences on an immersive journey by means of the humanities. As we speak the annual artwork competition introduced that it will likely be held at Buffalo RiverWorks from October 7-10, 2022 and formally opened their annual name for proposals. The competition, which is organized by The Buffalo Institute for Up to date Artwork and Useful resource:Artwork is made potential because of the beneficiant help of the occasion’s presenting sponsor, M&T Financial institution.

An exhibit at Play/ground 2019

“Buffalo is a various, artistic group—thanks largely to our vibrant arts tradition,” mentioned Eric Feldstein, M&T Financial institution regional president. “At M&T, we’re devoted to fostering the humanities in all of our communities and we’re proud to play a job in creating these unique installations for our Western New York group to get pleasure from.”

In its fifth 12 months, the competition additionally has a brand new companion web site in Buffalo RiverWorks and the historic GLF grain silos. 

“We’re thrilled to have landed an iconic web site for PLAY/GROUND at Buffalo RiverWorks. Already a vacation spot and assembly level for folks from throughout Western New York and past, this guarantees to be a terrific place for first-timers to learn the way partaking visible artwork could be and for outdated arms to realize new views,” mentioned Emily Reynolds, director of the Buffalo Institute for Up to date Artwork. “RiverWorks has supplied an extremely uncommon alternative for artists to interact with a novel web site that’s quintessentially Buffalo.” Spanning the weekend of October 7-10, PLAY/GROUND 2022 will embody a gap evening get together, day by day exhibition hours, artwork workshops for teenagers and households, and extra. 

An exhibit with white desks piled up at Play/ground 2019

PLAY/GROUND 2022 will happen within the silos and surrounding grounds of Buffalo RiverWorks over the weekend of October 7-10. The PLAY/GROUND staff is searching for proposals for partaking and immersive artwork installations that may excite and unite guests across the energy of artwork. Chosen initiatives will obtain a manufacturing finances and artist stipend to make their work. Tasks shall be chosen by the PLAY/GROUND staff and companion web site and shall be evaluated on the next standards: power of the proposal and potential engagement with a Buffalo viewers; feasibility of proposal inside finances and timeline; and connection to the distinctive web site. Collaborations, performances, and occasions are welcome for proposals. The organizers are looking for a various applicant pool and welcome proposals from artists of coloration, indigenous artists, the LGBTQIA group, youth, elders, and artists based mostly in Buffalo and past! This 12 months it’s free to use to PLAY/GROUND because of a beneficiant utility sponsorship from Cornelia Journal, a visible arts evaluate for Western New York and Southern Ontario. 

Proposals shall be accepted beginning as we speak by visiting the appliance hosted on the PLAY/GROUND web site  Purposes will shut at midnight on August 14, 2022. The organizers will maintain a digital info session Wednesday, July 13, at 6:30pm over zoom and two in-person web site excursions at Buffalo RiverWorks on Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 10 am–2 pm and Thursday, July 21 from 5:30 pm–7:30 pm.  

A prismatic sculpture at Play/Ground 2019

For prime-resolution photos, please electronic mail Emily Reynolds,

Extra details about PLAY/GROUND 2022 is on the market at, together with photos from 2018 by means of 2021 PLAY/GROUNDs. Observe PLAY/GROUND on Fb and Instagram @artplaygroundny. 


Useful resource:Artwork is a novel partnership that brings collectively the abilities of two impartial WNY gallerists: Elisabeth Samuels (Indigo Artwork) and Emily Tucker (Benjaman Gallery). Samuels, & Tucker every have intensive curatorial expertise {and professional} relationships with artists working in a variety of media, together with portray, printmaking, pictures, sculpture, fiber, and blended media works. Useful resource:Artwork additionally manages the execution of site-specific nice artwork and considers each undertaking as a novel collaboration between the artist and the positioning, navigating aesthetic, formal, and useful issues. Useful resource:Artwork opened a brand new modern gallery house known as Raft of Sanity in September of 2021.  The gallery’s mission is to attach WNY based mostly artists with collaborators, critics, and collectors from across the globe, by means of using worldwide market web sites and the participation in artwork gala’s throughout the nation.


The Buffalo Institute for Up to date Artwork (BICA) is an artwork and training undertaking for Buffalo based by Nando Alvarez-Perez and Emily Ebba Reynolds. By progressive exhibitions, cross-disciplinary skills-based programming, and humanities ecology growth, BICA goals to mannequin the methods tradition can maintain communities by means of centered, sensible engagements with modern artwork. Be taught extra at 

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