Who We Are
Big Medium is a non-profit organization dedicated to championing and cultivating artists and the contemporary arts in Austin and across Texas. Through our programs and partnerships, we are working to foster the arts and facilitate an inclusive cultural dialogue between artists and their communities.
What We Do
Big Medium produces the West Austin Studio Tour (WEST), the East Austin Studio Tour (EAST), the Texas Biennial, the Tito’s Prize, Creative Standard, and presents innovative exhibitions throughout the year in the Big Medium Gallery. We also provide studio space to artists at Canopy and umbrella several artists and creative organizations through our Sponsored Projects program. All of these endeavors have forged new opportunities for both creatives and the community at large - removing barriers and empowering artists to share their work with the public in a new way that celebrates not only the finished product, but the creative process. Big Medium engages over 1,000 artists and 100,000 attendees in artistic experiences each year.
All Big Medium programs seek to provide opportunities for artists to create, exhibit, and discuss their work and process, as well as celebrate a multitude of voices and practices in our creative community.
Studio visits using a virtual platform such as Zoom, Youtube, Instagram, etc. are encouraged, and may happen in studios, galleries, or any space of your choosing. This aspect will be pre-recorded and presented on the Austin Studio Tour website and be available for the duration of the event and beyond. Artists are responsible for uploading their content to YouTube and submitting the URL to Big Medium in this form. If you have multiple videos, fill out this form for each individual program.
These events are basically the same as pre-recorded in nature, except they will take place in real-time during the tour dates, Nov 6 - 21. This option allows the possibility for audience engagement during the event. If you have multiple events you would like to live stream during the tour, fill out this form for each individual event.
Events, Outdoor, and Public art within all 10 districts of Austin, plus a 15 mile radius from the Capitol, will be included in an online map and the app. Murals, sculptures, installations, outdoor exhibitions, screenings, and drive-through shows are examples of outdoor public art that are encouraged. The host is responsible for abiding by CDC guidelines and local health authority recommendations.
TERMS and CONDITIONS
I acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19, and that the CDC and many other public health authorities recommend practicing social distancing and wearing a mask in public. I further acknowledge that Big Medium has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that Big Medium can not guarantee that I or members of my group will not become infected with the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Big Medium staff, volunteers, visitors, artists, among others. I voluntarily seek services provided by Big Medium and acknowledge that I am increasing my risk of exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
I hereby release and agree to hold Big Medium harmless from, and waive on behalf of myself, my heirs, and any personal representatives any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for damage or loss to myself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act of the gallery, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from Big Medium. I understand that this release discharges Big Medium from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against the organization with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, any services received from Big Medium. This liability waiver and release extends to Big Medium board members, staff, and volunteers.