Welcome to ARTE NOIR's submissions hub! 

We have a number of submission categories, including our Black Artist Roster, Black Arts Opportunities, Editorial Content Suggestions, Media Requests, and Brand + Vendor Collaborator Request. Please scroll down for information on the category you are interested in.


BLACK ARTIST ROSTER

ARTE NOIR is developing a Black Artist Roster that will be used to increase exposure of, and access to Black artists in our area. From major public art installation opportunities, to seeking artists for pop-ups, speaking engagements, and more, the Black Artist Roster provides a singular location for artists to learn about available opportunities. Participation in the Artist Roster is not intended to guarantee artists any particular opportunities, rather, it is being created to increase access to Black artists, their skills, and specific areas of work, for recommendation.


BLACK ARTS OPPORTUNITIES

Do you have an arts opportunity you would like to share with the Black arts community? Completing this form allows ARTE NOIR to share your information with the range of artists that fit your needs. Our commitment is to share information on the opportunity you submit. We take no responsibility for additional vetting or contact. Artists will be responsible for contacting you directly to follow up. 


EDITORIAL CONTENT SUGGESTIONS

ARTE NOIR is currently accepting editorial highlight suggestions and talent to serve as guest writers for our monthly editorial content and newsletter. Is there a local, national, or international Black artist, maker, or organization you would like to see take the top spotlight in our publication? Would you like to be the author of said spotlight? All selected writers will be paid a stipend for their pieces and featured in an issue of ARTE NOIR. We also welcome guest writer suggestions.


MEDIA REQUESTS

ARTE NOIR values our media relationships and aims to accommodate any requests as well as supply factual information about our organization and its mission for your story as needed. To ensure we provide you with the best possible assistance, we kindly request that you fill out our Media Request form as completely as possible. We will do our best to respond within 48 hours. 


BRAND + VENDOR COLLABORATOR REQUEST

ARTE NOIR welcomes Brands or Vendors looking to sell their products the ARTE NOIR shop, collaborate on a project or product, or sign up to be a vendor at a future ARTE NOIR event to connect with us through this form. Please know that our Vendor + Collaborator submission reviews are ongoing. 


ARTE NOIR is developing a Black Artist Roster that will be used to increase direct access to, and opportunities for Black artists in our area. Artists are invited to upload their information into our roster, and ARTE NOIR will disseminate information on opportunities where outreach to Black artists is desired.

To complement the roster we have also developed a dedicated portal for organizations seeking Black artists to post their opportunities.  Whether an artist residency, commission, grant/funding, speaking engagements, etc., by using our Opportunity portal, your information can be shared directly with artists whose profiles match your needs.

ARTE NOIR is acting as an aggregator and distributor of information between artists and those seeking to engage with them.  Artists will need to make direct contact to follow up on opportunities.  

We are asking for your help to inform what we share with Black artists on the roster by completing this survey. There are only a few short questions that will play a significant role in helping us determine the ease with which we can receive and share information.

 This survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete. You will be asked a few questions about accessing and using the Submittable platform, as well as what you think about the opportunities submission form and anything else you think we should know. 

The ARTE NOIR Black Artist Roster project is generously supported by The Gathering Collaborative of King County. In 2020, Martin Luther King, Jr. County declared racism as a public health crisis, recognizing that governments need to acknowledge and respond by undoing the centuries of harms of systemic racism in our society and equitably invest in dismantling racism and protecting the health and well-being of Black, Indigenous and People of Color so that all communities thrive. 

Thank you for your time and insights!

ARTE NOIR is developing a Black Artist Roster that will be used to increase the exposure of, and access to Black artists in our area. ARTE NOIR regularly receives inquiries seeking recommendations for Black artists. These inquiries range from major public art installation opportunities to seeking artists for pop-ups, speaking engagements, etc. Participation in the Artist Roster is not intended to guarantee artists any particular opportunities, rather, it is being created to increase access to Black artists, their skills, and specific areas of work, for recommendation.

The following submission form allows artists to share information about themselves and their work. Once an artist submits their form, they will be added to an internal database which ARTE NOIR will use to share arts and speaking opportunities. Please take the time to answer every question in the form to the best of your ability. There will be space to upload samples of your artwork. You can save the form and come back to complete it at any time during the process. There is no deadline to complete the form. Once you have submitted, you will officially be added to ARTE NOIR's Black Artist Roster!  

This roster will be maintained by ARTE NOIR staff and used as a tool for sharing local, national, and international opportunities for Black artists including calls for art or curators, educators, public art projects, artist residencies, speaking opportunities, and more. Opportunities will be vetted by ARTE NOIR and your personal information will not be given out directly to inquiries we receive. ARTE NOIR will share opportunities with our roster list regularly, and it will be up to the artists to determine whether they are qualified and interested in pursuing a project. Artists must respond to calls/opportunities directly. 

Artists interested in public speaking can indicate so when submitting information in the roster. ARTE NOIR seeks to support artists interested in participating in civic discourse. This support is intended to increase the vocal presence of Black artists who have often been overlooked in conversations around social justice, equity, community-building, and more.

Additionally, artists interested in exhibiting their work in the ARTE NOIR Gallery can indicate such within this form.

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE BLACK ARTIST ROSTER?

Participation in the Black Artist Roster provides:

  • Dedicated communication regarding opportunities that may not otherwise reach Black artists. 
  • Automatic matching of artists to specific requests - for example, if we receive a request for a Black music producer, we will only reach out to those who have indicated music production as their art form, decreasing the time and energy of exploring whether or not the fit is correct.
  • Ultimately, this roster will serve to eliminate the age-old commentary, "We just can't find anyone." Using the Black artist roster should leave little room for excuses of not being able to connect with Black artists. This roster intends to eliminate as many barriers as possible to create more opportunities for Black artists!

Development of the Black Artist Roster has been generously supported by The Gathering Collaborative of King County. In 2020, Martin Luther King, Jr. County declared racism as a public health crisis, recognizing that governments need to acknowledge and respond by undoing the centuries of harms of systemic racism in our society and equitably invest in dismantling racism and protecting the health and well-being of Black, Indigenous and People of Color so that all communities thrive. 

ARTE NOIR seeks to be a gathering place for exploring the dynamic creativity that springs from African and African American culture. With a focus on people, ARTE NOIR shines a light on the makers, thinkers, and doers who are, and have been, innovating in their fields; centering the soulfulness and power of Black art.

ARTE NOIR exists to uplift Black artists!
 

Important Notices

  • Saving Your Application: Submittable will automatically save your application at regular intervals, but you may also manually save your application at any time using the Save Draft button located at the end of this form. If you are completing your application in multiple sessions, please ensure you click the Save Draft button before exiting the application form to avoid losing your work. 
  • Internet Browsers: Submittable recommends using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Apple Safari when using Submittable. Internet Explorer 11 or legacy versions of Microsoft's Edge browser (prior to version 20) are no longer supported, and you may run into problems if you are using the Submittable platform with these older browsers. 
  • Privacy Notice: ARTE NOIR will not publish or share your personal information. 
  • Eligibility: This call is open to individuals who are at least 15 years of age. 

Note: Questions below with a red asterisk indicate that an answer is required.

How to Use Submittable

Submittable maintains a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and offers step-by-step guides on their help platform here. For further assistance with the Submittable online application, please contact Submittable tech support at support@submittable.com

Thank you for your interest in collaborating with ARTE NOIR. This form is for artists or vendors looking to sell their product(s) in our shop, collaborate on a project or product, or sign up to be a vendor at a future ARTE NOIR event. 

Please take the time to fill out the form below to the best of your ability. Due to a high volume of submissions, our team will do our best to respond within 2-3 weeks.‚Äč 

ARTE NOIR is currently accepting editorial content suggestions and talent to serve as guest writers for our monthly editorial content and newsletter. Is there a local, national, or international Black artist, maker, or organization you would like to see take the top spotlight in our publication? Would you like to be the author of said spotlight? Selected writers will be paid a stipend for their pieces and featured in an issue of ARTE NOIR. We also welcome guest writer suggestions.  


Basic Guidelines for Guest Editorial Writers

  • Final articles are not to exceed 1500 words
  • High resolution photos with photo credits are required to accompany article
  • Writer also requested to submit personal headshot 
  • ARTE NOIR pays guest writers $650 (USD) for finished and published articles
  • ARTE NOIR reserves the right to make editing and copy suggestions/changes for each submission.  Writer will receive all editing/copy notes prior to publication.
  • Publication and submission deadlines are established by the ARTE NOIR editorial team

Guest Writers are required to agree to the following:

  • No copyright, trademark infringement, or other non verified information has been included in the submission
  • Information included in the article is true and contains no false statements
  • Writer is engaged as an independent contractor and is not presented as an employee of ARTE NOIR  
  • Final product is commissioned specifically by ARTE NOIR and may only appear in other formats after full disclosure to ARTE NOIR, and where appropriate with express permission from ARTE NOIR
  • ARTE NOIR reserves the right to reprint article in any partner publications and will notify writer when/if additional publication occurs
  • No additional compensation will be paid to writer 
  • Writer agrees to hold ARTE NOIR harmless should any disputes arise as a result of the written article
  • This agreement constitutes final permission for ARTE NOIR to use provided images and written words in the publication, in reporting to grantors and funders, and reasonable promotion
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