Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Metta Music Festival hosted by Audiophile Entertainment. We encourage artists and designers from all disciplines to submit and be part of the festival. We strongly request you read all information closely to ensure that your proposal is complete and is eligible for jury selection.
Both artists and artist collaborative groups are encouraged to apply to have an installation featured at the festival. Approximately 3 installations are being sought to display work during the one night event being held at the Kaka`ako Art Complex. Artists interested in submitting a proposal should consider both the audience and the outdoor environment of the festival when proposing a project. All artist groups who are chosen will receive free entry to the festival as well as $200 to assist in the production of their work.
Festival Theme: Metta
Artists are encouraged to submit work that embodies and explores the concept of Metta.
Metta means to care and wish well for another being without judging them, to accept them independently of agreeing or disagreeing with them, and without wanting anything from them in return. It is a universal love that can overcome all social, religious, ethnic, political and economic barriers. As a result of metta, one can experience another state of the four Buddhist virtues: joy, a true happiness in another's happiness.
While not a requirement, the festival supports the innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. Light itself in any form is encouraged to be part of the actual artwork and the role of light to be essential to your concept. While submissions of artworks where light is used only to illuminate it will be considered, we also strongly encourage new technologies and innovative use of light.
As well as new ideas for artworks, we are open to receiving proposals to exhibit existing works, provided they meet the Festival themes and criteria.
Due to the nature of the festival, we strongly encourage that all artwork be durable enough to be touched and no pieces be removable or hazardous to the attendees. If you do not want your work to be touched, please include plans of how you will create a barrier around the work or hang at a height high enough to keep it safe.
Artwork could include any of the following genres and/or technology: Light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, light sculptures, LED, fibre optics, interactive works, lasers, fiber art, and 2D works such as paintings, drawings, prints, photography, etc.
Below is the flyer for the festival to give you an idea of the general theme/feel:
Date of Festival: November 21, 2018 at 5pm-12am
Submission deadline: October 31, 2018 at 11:59pm
We are looking forward to receiving your submission! Metta Art Festival is a true celebration of music, art, and community and we hope you will be a part of it this year!
General Festival Information
The Metta Music and Arts Festival will be a paid event with the nighttime backdrop of Kaka`ako. It is an 18+ event featuring electronic music DJs inside the festival complex. All art will be displayed in the outdoor area of the event.
Festival Date: November 21, 2018
Festival Time: Wednesday 5:00 p.m. - 12:00am
Location: Warehouse behind Artistry Honolulu in Kakaako
Copyrights: Any artist who submits a proposal will maintain their copyright and ownership of their work. Metta Music and Arts Festival reserves the right to reproduce images of selected artists’ work for printed or internet publicity, collateral, map or marketing purposes. The artist will grant the festival full rights to publish images of the artist and the name and content of the artworks at no cost.
The artist is responsible to clear any rights of use & permissions as necessary if they plan to include work by others in their artwork, such as photo, music, or video
Artwork Selection Criteria
Construction: All works begin construction on 11/20/2018 at 8:00am and must be completed by 11/21/2018 at 4:00pm. We strongly suggest building structures before bringing them on site and transporting them to the festival.
Sound: There will be music playing throughout the festival, so any works that include sound must not disrupt the sound levels of the stages.
Visitor Experience: Please keep in mind that your work may be positioned in pedestrian zones, sidewalks, parking lots, or perhaps in a park-like setting. Visitors will be able to experience your artwork from approximately 50-100 feet. They will expect to be amazed as they walk from exhibit to exhibit but also spend time at each installation. Community members and visitors should enjoy sharing their experience with others and/or have a deeper personal understanding about the relationship between light, art and the festival’s core concepts & theme.
Budget: Artists groups will be provided $200 to assist in the production of their pieces.
Technical Limitations: The artist will be provided with a description of the technical limitations for each site. The festival strives to push the boundaries of technology through art. However, the safety and well-being of the participants and property are of the highest importance. Please note there are safety considerations as people will be moving through and around the art installation.
Jury & Curatorial Team
A distinguished panel of artist professionals will evaluate the submissions for the Metta Art Festival. Curatorial team consisting of Audiophile staff and the lighting production consultant and they will conduct an initial review of the submissions to ensure the applications are complete as well as meet the artistic and technical requirements before the jury reviews the submissions. The curatorial team and the jury will select artworks that together form a coherent and harmonious exhibition based upon the theme and core concepts for the festival.
Submission deadline: October 31, 2018 at 11:59pm
Submission: All artists must provide all of the following items with their submission in order for it to be complete.
- Artwork images/sketches, and description of proposed work
- Image list (Title, Completion Date, Medium, Dimensions, Description of tech specs, Short description of artwork use for festival marketing materials)
We will be happy to answer any questions you have!