Call for participants: Hot Potato Exhibit 2018

Young people’s art project: Hot Potato Exhibit 2018

Call for participants

Each year, Inverness County Centre for the Arts holds a young people’s art exhibition. In 2018 we will continue this, with a month long exhibition in May.

We are inviting both young and adult artists to participate in a joint creative project. Young participants will be paired with an adult artist. The young artist will create a piece of artwork (any medium). They will then meet with their adult partner artist and discuss their work. The adult artist will create a piece (any medium) in response to the young person’s work. After this, the two will meet again and discuss the adult artist’s piece. After this discussion, the young artist will create one more artwork in response to the adult’s work. All three pieces will be displayed in the gallery at ICCA, along with artist statements from the adult and young artists. All participating artists, their families and friends will be invited to an opening party.

The purpose of this project is to encourage young people in creative endeavours, and to welcome them to ICCA. The focus of the project is primarily upon having fun, creating art, and meeting with other artists.

Who is eligible to participate?

Young artists:

  •         Must be under 18 years of age (no minimum age)

  •         Must live in Inverness County

  •         Must have consent of parent/guardian

  •         Parents/guardians must be willing to be present whilst young artist meets with adult artist, in person, on two occasions.

  •         Can work in any medium or discipline (visual art/craft/music/dance/writing/other)

Adult artists:

  •         Must be over 18 years of age (no maximum age)

  •         Must be willing to meet with a young artist and their parent/guardian, in person, on two occasions

  •         Must understand that they are responding to, and discussing with, a young artist. They are not teaching their partner.

  •         Must be comfortable communicating with young people.

  •         Can be working in any media or discipline (visual art/craft/music/dance/writing/other)

Please download and complete an application form by clicking here: Hot Potato Exhibit

The form is mainly used to assist us in pairing young and adult artists. We aim to have pairings made by early November, to allow parents and artists adequate time to schedule meetings and creating  of art.

Completed application forms should be sent to [email protected] by Monday, October 30 2017.


Featured artwork by Ellie LeBlanc.