The [Collective], a membership group of the Farnsworth Art Museum, seeks submissions for its upcoming annual BASH — an April Fools Circus, set for April 1 at the museum’s Wyeth Center, on the corner of Grace and Union streets.

The submissions sought are for games to be included in an element of the BASH titled A Carnival of Art Games. Games should be inspired by traditional carnival games, where participants earn tickets in order to receive prizes. These may be machine-style games or games that are monitored by a human. All games will be inside, under cover, in a dimly lit space. Tickets and prizes for the games will be provided by the [Collective].

Each game must fit in an 8-by-8-foot designated space; should be fully interactive for the public; should enable participants to win tickets towards a prize and should incorporate one or more of these themes — light and color, April Fools and Side Show. Preference will be given to projects that use repurposed, recycled or found materials. Materials may not include any liquid, fire, dye, weapons, explosives or anything potentially dangerous to museum visitors.

Artists must submit their proposals electronically by Feb. 1 by email to Proposals must include a written description and a sketch or diagram of the project and an estimated budget. In addition, each artist must include a resume, complete contact information and examples of two recent completed projects (including images and short, written descriptions.) The [Collective] will offer a small stipend for the artist and a $200 materials allowance per project.

The [Collective] is the Farnsworth’s newest membership group and seeks to bring younger and alternative audiences into the museum. It hosts an annual bash, where Midcoast creatives and fun-seekers get together to dance, celebrate the end of winter and revel in art. This year’s bash, an April Fools Circus, will feature Just a Band of Nairobi, Africa’s nerdiest hip-hop art collective. Last year’s [Collective] BASH was a sold-out event that featured the band Red Baraat from Brooklyn. More information on this year’s upcoming 2016 BASH may be found at

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or