Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sunday March 1 5pm meeting at C-PS

We will be reviewing submissions at the Sphere at 5pm. We will also give updates on Version programming and reveal an exciting new project Codenamed "the Cab Fair".
Stay tuned!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Please spread the word

Please send this call for participation to any interested individuals and networks.
At this time we are primarily seeking people that will create floats or projects for the Chicago Art Parade, host a booth or table at the NFO XPO, design and/or print posters for the Bridgeport WPA, and create murals, shelters or sculptures in the neighborhood of Bridgeport.

April 23 - MAY 2, 2009
Chicago, USA

Deadline for submissions: March 7, 2009

A parade, temporary housing structures, contemporary art space networking, video sweat lodge, an artist run art fair, A New Deal/No Deal neighborhood public arts initiative, a social networked free public school, impressive musical performances, boring theoretical nonsense, the revamping of a local community center, mapping projects, tours, a design agency for social movements, and korean polish bar-b-qing are just a few of the projects and phenomena we will present during Version>09 : Immodest Proposals April 23 to May 2, 2009.

Version>09: Immmodest Proposals has been announced to take place in Chicago April 23 through May 2, 2009. We want you to send us your immodest proposals. Visit our call for participation site for descriptions of platforms and instructions to submit projects.

Inquiries and contact:

Version Festival
960 w 31st street
Chicago Il 60608

Version is produced in part by Public Media Institute.

A status and organizational meeting will be held at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, Sunday February 22, 4pm-6:30pm.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Version Sunday Meeting.

February 22, 2009
Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan Street
Chicago Il 60608

You are invited to participate in our annual artist run festival and countercultural convergence. We will be hosting an open meeting about Version>09 Immodest Proposals on Sunday February 22 at 4pm at the Co-Prosperity Sphere. 3219 S Morgan St

We will present an overview of a working calendar of events and descriptions of platforms for participation. We hope this meeting will give you more specific ideas on how you can join us. This year's festival program is developing into a pretty amazing series of actions events and happenings. Don's sleep on this one.

Please email if you plan on attending.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Chicago Art Parade Participation Details

Version is excited to announce the first annual Chicago Art Parade!

The Chicago Art Parade is a point of combustion. A flash moment of synergy, prosperity, and participation amongst Chicago's multi-faceted art communities. Doers, thinkers, subculture advocates and the mainstream masses alike will converge in an act of solidified networks. The most immodest proposals, creations, and collaborations will traverse Chicago's disclosed and eclipsed spaces.

Date: May 1, 2009

Nothing wider than 9'
No confetti, streamers, or anything left behind.

Contact Info
Detailed description of concept
Initial drawings or renderings
Number of participants
Description of set up needs.



Friday, February 6, 2009


The Bridge and Sheltered working group has a new call for proposals for Version festival projects:

Based on both Post-Modern and Traditional ideologies that the most basic aspects of life and living are often the most expressive, we see art as a way of life and vise-versa. Thus, as the world once again feels the grinding gears of war and economic downturn, we have decided to take a new look at the function of shelter. As the most basic component of living, next to food, we see shelter as a symbolic and dynamic form of technology, art, and interaction. The goal of our project at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, aka Shelter 1, and the Vacant Lot Project, is to create a living structure that displays and employs the materials and theoreticals we see to be a part of the equation in this new and complex era.

Visit the new blog.

Monday, February 2, 2009


We wanted to let Version participants and co-organizers to know that many great submissions are coming in. Homeowners and business owners in the neighborhood are offering space for WPA murals and signs. We also just received word from the Art Car Musuem in Houston that they may attend and will be sending notifications to art car makers around the country to take part in the Chicago Art Parade. Some updates to Special Projects of Version >09 have been made. Please check out The Bridgeport WPA and the Chicago Art Parade for more specific information regarding how and what you can take part in.