CADD FUND 2020 – APPLICATION date extended to Feb 15

CONTEMPORARY ART DEALERS OF DALLAS Presents
CADD FUND 2020 Sunday, March 29th, 2020 at Texas Theatre

Applications Due February 15 at midnight
Application questions – Danette Dufilho – caddfund2020@gmail.com
Application and Event Details – www.caddallas.org

For Immediate Release – Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas celebrates creativity and community with the annual CADD FUND held this year at Texas Theatre. CADD FUND 2020 will be a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. CADD FUND 2020 will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the DFW arts community.    The idea for the annual CADD FUND was inspired by similar events throughout the United States. Over the past several years, numerous organizations have taken the basic premise of collecting a group of creative proposals, inviting the public to pay, and listen, and then democratically vote for a winner – and adapted it to their own local purposes.    CADD FUND 2020 will be awarded to a current or previous B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., or Ph.D. (in a related field) graduate or candidate from an institution within 100 miles of Dallas (2018, 2019, 2020). Finalists will be selected by three esteemed jurors; Katherine Brodbeck – Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art; Kristen Gaylord – Assistant Curator of Photographs, Amon Carter Museum of American Art; and Frank Hettig – Director of Modern and Contemporary Art, Heritage Auctions.

During the event, the finalists will present short proposals for original and yet-to-be-realized new projects. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and then the audience participants will vote for their favorite project. After a short recess to tally votes, the winner of CADD FUND 2020 will be announced!

Last year’s winner, Melissa Gamez-Herrera, will give a short presentation. She is a visual artist who investigates and grapples with issues of human rights, humanity, spirituality and identity through her artwork, primarily using photography as a medium. She earned a BA in Art and Art History from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, and will earn an MFA in Photography at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX in 2020 . 

The CADD FUND is $2500 – $7500 + and beyond. Funds are raised by ticket sales and will go to the winner chosen by the audience. Tickets are $40 per person and will go on sale in early February. In an effort to make CADD FUND as accessible as possible for the students and artists, a portion of each ticket sold will be applied to administrative costs. 

While CADD FUND is about raising much-needed cash, we hope that it will also be a forum to discuss the many other needs and resources that help make projects happen.
Applications Due February 15 at midnight
Application questions – Danette Dufilho – caddfund2020@gmail.com
Application details – www.caddallas.or

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art in Dallas. Members function as an important component of the Dallas art community, providing the means by which artists reach their public and collectors gain access to works of art. CADD includes the city’s foremost contemporary dealers who are experienced and knowledgeable in their field. Members are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas. 

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