Torf


Tagvverk is pleased to announce the winner of the first annual Torf microgrant prize.

Artist Justine Lai will use the grant to complete an internet-based project.

More information on the project below. Thanks to everyone for submitting project proposals. We had many excellent submissions.

Stay tuned for more opportunities.

About Justine’s project:

The Geocities webpage “A Timeline of Prejudices Against Asian-Americans in the History of the United States”–alternately titled “Japanese-American History (1869-1942)”–was created by 4 high school students in 1998. Its authors used h3 headings for each historical event, but omitted the end tags. The result is headings nested within headings: text that grows exponentially large when displayed in contemporary browsers. The proposed project will use this timeline and incorporate imagery from my research on Japanese American WW2 incarceration. I’ve amassed hundreds of photos over the years from eBay auctions of camp artifacts and ephemera. The work will be realized as a website and a set of videos/animations.

JUSTINE LAI is an artist based in New York City. She holds degrees from Stanford University and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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The Tagvverk Torf Prize (c. 2016) is an annual microgrant given by Tagvverk.

Tagvverk editors select one creative project proposal and grant a fund of $75.00 USD to support the completion of this work, which will be debuted on our site.

Extended research projects, PDF chapbooks, video works, recordings, websites, conceptual and social practice pieces, and travelogues fall within our parameters of interest; however, we are also interested in being challenged and surprised by the submissions we receive.

Women, LGBTQ, and people of color will be given special consideration.

Think outside the white cube. As always, we seek work that reflects and engages with our contemporary moment. In these times, we are invested in nurturing and supporting creative ideas that challenge, reconfigure, or disrupt.

Let us invest in your voice. There is no (nor will there ever be) a fee for submission.

Submissions are currently closed. Please check back for future funding opportunities.