Have you ever wondered how to go from being a â€œstruggling, emerging or even semi-established artist to selling a complete show for $198 million?â€ Bravo says they might be able to help you with their new artist-based reality competition to win a â€œgallery show, a cash prize and a sponsored national tour,â€ whatever that means.
Created by Sarah Jessica Parkerâ€™s Pretty Matches Productions with Magical Elves, the producers of â€œProject Runwayâ€ and â€œTop Chef,â€ The Untitled Art Project is looking for 13 â€œcontemporary artistsâ€ who â€œbelieve in their art and want the world to know.” Casting begins next month in Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and New York at White Columns on July 18th and 19th. But first you have to fill out the 23-page application and contract which asks among other things:
Have a girlfriend?
Have a boyfriend?
Do you have any rules you live by?
What are your feelings about the relationship between the commercial and art worlds? For instance, what if a branded corporation wanted to use your art in their advertising; discuss your perspective.
Describe your most embarrassing momentâ€¦ (And/or describe what you wish were your most embarrassing moment.)
What makes you nervous?
Were you ever the subject of any disciplinary proceedings or actions in the military?
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor?
Have you ever had a temporary restraining order issued against you or has anyone ever attempted to obtain a temporary restraining order against you?
Have you ever been convicted of any crime of reckless or drunk driving?
Have you ever done or been involved in anything that would cause the Program producer and/or the cable network and affiliates that may exhibit the Program any embarrassment or monetary loss if you are chosen to participate in the Program?
Have you ever created a website or posted any materials on any website (e.g., MySpace, Facebook, etc.)?
All these questions are crucial for determining whether artist applicants have the skills and personal drama to make the show commercially viable. Don’t forget the part where you sign over all rights to the artwork in your application either.
“Equus” painting of Sarah Jessica Parker by 14/Gallery of the Absurd