FotoFilmic (CAN), International Call for Entries: Solo Exhibition Award IV

FotoFilmic (CAN), International Call for Entries: Solo Exhibition Award IV

Deadline: December 18th, 2017, midnight PST

From their call: FotoFilmic’s new fall program SOLO is now open for its 4th and last call for entries this time with contemporary photography’s most fabulous couple Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb as jurors and mentors.Their 30-year strong intertwined curatorial vision stands out in the field with self-evident authority, marrying Alex’s uncanny synchronic understanding of photography as complex limpidity with Rebecca’s intuitive allegorical breadth and breath manifesting our deep longing for the world.

The tensed, prolific conversation of their respective work has paved the way since their first official collaboration Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba in 2011 for a fuller, organically boundless language of photography paying tribute to the medium’s ever infigurable oscillation between producing pictures of the world and simultaneously a world of pictures, between documentation and narration, the objective and reflective, enlightening for all how millimetric grace and revelatory thought can coexist in the same pictorial space.

Photographers looking to grow their practice and visibility on the international scene as artists whose work importantly speak from a grounded materiality of vision don’t miss this unique opportunity to be endorsed by such renowned, influential figures of contemporary photography.

Eligibility: Open to all film & analogue photographers 18 y/o + ; Open to all nationalities & professional/educational backgrounds

Photographers may only submit works shot:
  1. ON FILM // in any format and of any kind, including instant films, specialty films like orthochromatic and lithographic emulsions
    or
  2. Using ANALOGUE/MATERIAL MEDIA & HISTORICAL/ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES such as Collodion-based processes (wet plates, tintypes, ambrotypes), Calotypes & paper negatives, photograms, etc.

All submissions captured digitally will be disqualified without notice. While digital captures are not accepted digitized analogue works, such as scanned negatives post-edited are all eligible to be entered.

Entry fee: $75. (up to 20 photographs)

Website link for more detailed information and to apply: http://fotofilmic.com/submit/

 

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Burning Man Project and Washoe County (NV), International Call for Proposals: Public Art Installation, Washoe County Art Trail

Burning Man Project and Washoe County (NV), International Call for Proposals: Public Art Installation, Washoe County Art Trail

Deadline: December 18th, 2017, 11:59pm PST

Budget: $60,000 – $100,000

Burning Man Project and Washoe County are pleased to announce an opportunity for artists to create an artwork that is representative of the emblematic iconography of Washoe County Nevada that will serve as two trail-head installations for a 200-mile trail of art, culture and place memory. Engendered and imagined as a story trail that encompasses the geography that spans between the trail’s two points of initiation of Crystal Peak Park and the town of Gerlach, the two installations will be derived from the symbols and stories of meaning shared in community story circles in early 2018.

The call is open to artists, artist teams, community groups working with designers, architects, landscape architects, or place-keeping experts who are interested in creating an exterior public art installation expressing the community’s relationship to place and stories of local culture. As we examine the relationship of people to place, of urban to rural, of geography to history, we invite proposals that will creatively contribute to the conversation, animating the concepts of people and their connection to place, while responding to the ideas and stories generated by local residents.

Burning Man Project and Washoe County, Nevada, through support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the County’s Community Special Projects program, will commission a public art installation that actively seeks to advance the general public’s understanding of the place where they live, the sense of connection to story, and a common bond across communities that spread from Verdi to Gerlach along the Truckee River. While one artwork is to be created, it will be fabricated as either two identical pieces or as two pieces that speak to one another in ways that are coherent and relate to their locations (one for each location).

The art installation should be conceptual, forward thinking, and reflect ideas expressly related to stories of place and iconography that is intimately associated with the geography of Washoe County. Additionally, the project can explore a range of artistic expression, from low-tech installations to contemporary uses of technology, including interactivity, as well as potentially incorporating the use of real-time and other data from the Truckee River or other data inputs related to the population and topography of Nevada. The organization will not limit the work to any specific material or medium and is open to a wide range of artistic styles. While the art installation itself is not limited to any particular media, the installation should have a sense of prominence and permanence in the space as defined by a 10-year minimum lifespan, though the proposed project can include event-based or more ephemeral or temporary components to the installations as a part of the conceptual activation for the work (note: this sort of activation is not required and will not serve to make a proposal more competitive).

For more detailed information, guidelines, eligibility, budget info, and link to apply: https://burningman.org/culture/burning-man-arts/civic-arts-program/washoe-county-art-trail/washoe-county-art-trail-call-for-artistsproposals/

 

 

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Gallery Route One (CA), Call for Northern California Artists: Road Maps

gallery-route-one-logoGallery Route One (CA), Call for Northern California Artists: Road Maps

Deadline: December 31st, 2017

GRO/Gallery Route One, founded in 1983, is a nonprofit art organization, presenting changing exhibitions year round, and offering community support programs. They are located in beautiful Point Reyes, California. Gallery Route One’s annual juried exhibition, Road Maps, is open to Northern California Artists. All media, except video, crafts, installation, are accepted. Size: Not to exceed 5’-0” (60”) in any direction.

Jurying will be done from digital images: Upload jpgs only. Other formats (pdf, tiff, png, etc) will not be accepted. Image size: 1-2 MB (no larger than 2 MB). AWARDS: Juror will select one Best of Show which will be awarded $250. There will be three non cash Awards of Merit selected.

Juror: DeWitt Cheng is a freelance art writer and curator based in San Francisco. An Art History graduate of Stanford with an MFA in Drawing and Painting from SF State, he has been involved with the Bay Area art world for years in various roles. His reviews have appeared in many publications, both print and online, including Artweek, Art Ltd., Artillery, Art News, East Bay Express, East Bay Monthly, Sculpture, San Jose Metro, The Stanford Daily, and more. He was the curator for Stanford Art Spaces from Nov. 2013 to September 2016, and now curates shows in several Stanford venues, as well as occasionally at other local art venues. His blog is ArtIOpticon.us.

Prospectus link: https://galleryrouteone.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Road-Maps-Prospectus2.pdf

Website link: https://galleryrouteone.org/call-to-artists/

 

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Emergency Funding for Artists


Emergency Funding for Artists


CERF+  Craft Emergency Relief Fund / Artists’ Emergency Resources
: CERF+ is a national artists’ service organization whose mission is to safeguard and sustain the careers of craft artists and provide emergency resources that benefit all artists. CERF+ accomplishes its mission through these programs and initiatives: Emergency Relief, Emergency Preparedness & Recovery Resources, Emergency Preparedness Educational Programs, Artist Preparedness Campaign, National Coalition for Arts Preparedness & Emergency Response, Research on the Needs & Status of Working Artists.   http://craftemergency.org/

Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Grants: 
Created in 1993, Emergency Grants provides speedy funding for visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public, or who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.  The grants are intended to support the creation of innovative and experimental work, and are meant to assist individuals and groups when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding. Requests are primarily granted to artists who are “emerging” and have few sources of financial support.  Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists working anywhere in the United States. Emergency Grants applications are accepted year round; there is no deadline.  http://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grant_programs/immediate_needs.html

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grants
: The Emergency Assistance Program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical. http://www.gottliebfoundation.org/emergency-grant/

Artist Fellowship Inc, Financial Assistance
:  The Artists’ Fellowship aids professional fine artists in time of emergency. It cannot aid every artist who applies, nor does it award scholarship funds or “fellowships” for study, projects, art supplies, schooling, travel, or exhibitions.  Applications from performance artists, commercial artists, commercial photographers, filmmakers, crafts persons, and hobbyists are not accepted. Although the need is real and often urgent, Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. is not authorized to respond to such requests.  http://www.artistsfellowship.com/financial.html

The Women Arts Organization has a great list of emergency funding organizations for artists, musicians, writers, and regional areas.  http://www.womenarts.org/funding-resources/emergencyfunds/

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LACMA (CA): International Call for Proposals: Art + Technology Lab Grant Program

LACMA (CA): International Call for Proposals: Art + Technology Lab Grant Program

Deadline: February 21st, 2018, 11:59pm PST

From their call: Every year LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab releases a call for proposals for artist projects. Learn more about the 2018 RFP. Awards will be announced in April 2018. All proposals must be submitted via the online portal.

Awards are given for a period of one year, and during that time the artist is encouraged to pursue new directions in their work that explore ideas in technology and culture. Preference is given to projects that are speculative in nature and provide opportunities for public engagement, through crowd-sourcing, talks, demonstrations, maker events, or performance.

The purpose of the Art + Technology Lab is to nurture new work with financial and in-kind support for projects that engage emerging technology. Art + Technology Lab grants are open to individuals and collectives located anywhere in the world. Grants may provide financial support of up to $50,000 per project to cover artist fees and direct costs, including materials. In addition to the grant, the artists gain advice and assistance from the museum and from our advisors from Hyundai, Accenture, SpaceX, Google, and independent artists and academics. Recent artist endeavors involved machine learning, satellite technology, neuroscience, and terrestrial laser scanning.

To date, 20 artists from around the world, including Ghana, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland, have received awards through the Art + Technology Lab. Applicants are encouraged to learn about artist projects that have been funded by the Lab as they may serve as a useful reference. Questions about the program or the application process may be directed to lab@lacma.org.

PDF of the call with more detailed information: http://www.lacma.org/sites/default/files/RFP_2018_Fin.pdf

Website link: https://unframed.lacma.org/2017/12/12/call-artist-proposals

 

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International Call for Filmmakers: Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018 (UK)

International Call for Filmmakers: Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018 (UK)

Deadline: May 31st, 2018

From their call: We are looking for filmmakers who are driving the genre of short film forward through inspirational and innovative works. Whether you are an established or emerging practitioner, we want to hear from you.

We accept submissions of short films across 12 genres : Advertising, Animation, Artists’ Film, Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fashion, Music Video, Thriller and VR.

For the first time, we are accepting feature film submissions for the 2018 festival. Feature films are considered to be 60 minutes or over.  Entries are open to both narrative and documentary films.

The Official Selection of films will be shown in 18 venues across York, United Kingdom, from November 7th to 11th, 2018. There will prizes for Best Film in each category as well as Festival Winner, The Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay, the People’s Choice Award and the York Youth Award. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work to an international audience of filmmakers, industry delegates and film fans.

Awards:

  • Festival screenings at ASFF 2018
  • Awards for Festival Winner (£1,000), the Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay (£1,000),People’s Choice, York Youth Award and Best Film in each category
  • Festival screenings in various guest programmes at other film festivals and events
  • Editorial in Aesthetica Magazine and on Aesthetica’s online channels

For more detailed information, submission guidelines, and link to entry: http://www.asff.co.uk/submit/guidelines/

About: The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, founded in 2011, is an international film festival which takes place annually in York, UK, at the beginning of November. It a celebration of independent film from around the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking.

 

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Art & Pancakes, December 17th, 2017

Art news for your Sunday morning…enjoy!

Surrounded by Violence, and Contemplating Its Toll on Us: Artists probe its costs.  Link

Los Angeles Beats New York As Art Hub   Link

Artists are fleeing the SF Bay Area. Where are they going?   Link

How the Gutting of Net Neutrality Would Impact [Bay Area] Creatives   Link

Meet the 20 trailblazing women in Kerry James Marshall’s massive new mural   Link

The Female Pioneers of the Bauhaus Art Movement: Discover Gertrud Arndt, Marianne Brandt, Anni Albers & Other Forgotten Innovators   Link

How Feminist Artists Reclaimed the Futura Font from NYC’s Mad Men   Link

How to Be an Artist, According to Louise Bourgeois   Link

The 4 Glass Ceilings: How Women Artists Get Stiffed at Every Stage of Their Careers   Link

South African Artist Tony Gum Wins This Year’s Pulse Prize   Link

The National Coalition Against Censorship backs the Met’s decision to keep Balthus’s painting Therese Dreaming (1938) on view   Link

John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music  Link

The Hugo Boss Prize 2018: Nominated Artists   Link

After Hurricane Irma, Cuban artists crowdfund to create a ‘Havana Biennial for everyone’   Link

Rapper Kendrick Lamar Made a Video Homage to Civil Rights Photographer Gordon Parks. Now His Foundation Is Returning the Favor   Link

Over 200 artists who have taken part in documenta’s last 10 editions have started a petition in protest against the quinquennial exhibition being ‘technocratically reduced’ to a ‘commercial enterprise’   Link

 

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Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University (MD), National Call for Entries: 29th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition

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Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University (MD), National Call for Entries: 29th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition

Deadline: January 31st, 2018

Gormley Gallery is now accepting entries for the 29th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition. A minimum of $1,500 will be available in purchase prize awards. Entry fee.

Juror: Kim Domanski, Public Art Coordinator for Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

Drawings and prints (not photography) in any medium up to 60 inches high (with frame) are eligible with no limitations as to color, surface or materials. All drawings and prints must be original works of art. Each artist may submit up to 3 works on online only. No mailed or emailed entries will be accepted.

Exhibition dates: April 3rd – 27th, 2018

Website link: http://www.ndm.edu/art-department/gormley-gallery/exhibition-opportunities

Entries are accepted online https://artndm.slideroom.com/#/login/program/40172

Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 N Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland, 21210

 

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Root Division (CA), Open Call for Artists: Simmer

Root Division (CA), Open Call for Artists: Simmer

Deadline: February 1st, 2018, 11:59pm PST

From their call: Root Division invites artists working in all media to submit work for SIMMER to be presented at Root Division in April 2018.

Presented in conjunction with TASTE, Root Division’s annual culinary event, SIMMER will feature artists whose process welcomes and embraces slowness. Much like the “slow food movement” of the culinary world, the artists are informed by durational, emergent, intimate, and heavily process-driven practices that are both subtle and visceral. SIMMER will exhibit work that reflects this methodology resulting in different outcomes ranging from sound installation, performance, charcoal drawings, heavily layered figurative painting and more.

This call for entries is meant to complete a show that currently includes the work of Anne Albagli, Brad Brown, Hunter Franks, Masako Miyazaki, Harriet Poznansky and Minji Sohn.

Website link for submission guidelines: https://rootdivision.org/open-call-exhibition/call-artists-simmer

Download Application

About: Root Division is an arts and arts education non-profit located in San Francisco, California. Root Division’s mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. Address: 1131 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA  94103

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Sweetwater Center for the Arts (PA), National Call for Photography: site/sight Exhibition

sweetwater-logoSweetwater Center for the Arts (PA), National Call for Photography: site/sight Exhibition

Deadline: April 1st, 2018

From their call: Sweetwater is currently seeking photographic work for our upcoming site / sight exhibition concerning humanity’s complex relationship to place. What does the world look like and how do people see themselves within it? How are memory and identity manifested in those perspectives? How does the constancy of change and the current state of flux influence this connection?

Entry fee.

Juror: Ashley McNelis, Curatorial Assistant for the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018 at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. McNelis is a New York-based writer, curator, and art historian specializing in photography. She is a contributor to BOMB Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, The Heavy Collective, and Hyperallergic.

Exhibition Dates: May 12th – June 8th, 2018

Open to all artists who reside in the continental United States.

Website link for more information and to apply: http://sweetwaterartcenter.org/call_for_artists/site-sight/

About: Since 1975, Sweetwater has remained committed to serving the region through a multi-faceted, diverse agenda, including in-depth instructional programs in a variety of arts media and seeks to reach all economic strata and ages.  Sweetwater is located in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

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National Portrait Gallery (UK), International Call for Submissions: 39th Annual BP Portrait Painting Award 2018

National Portrait Gallery (UK), International Call for Submissions:  39th Annual BP Portrait Painting Award 2018

Deadline: January 22nd, 2018

The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. With a first prize of £35,000, and a total prize fund of £74,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work.

The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over.

The BP Portrait Award 2018 exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery from June 14th to September 23rd, 2018. It is in its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery and twenty-ninth year of sponsorship by BP and continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.

Media: The work entered must be predominantly painted in oil, tempera or acrylic on canvas or board. No watercolors, pastels or works on paper will be considered. The work must be no smaller than 25cm x 20cm unframed and no larger than 244cm x 244cm framed.

  • First Prize: A cash award of £35,000, plus, at the judges’ discretion, a commission worth £7,000, to be agreed between the National Portrait Gallery and the artist.
  • Second Prize: £12,000
  • Third Prize: £10,000
  • BP Young Artist Award: £9,000

All selected artists aged between 18 and 30 will automatically be considered for both the BP Young Artist Award and the BP Portrait Award, but an individual cannot win both. If there are no exhibitors aged 30 or under then no Young Artist Award will be given and the funds so available shall be used to offer a Fourth Prize.

BP Travel Award 2018: £8,000

All selected artists will be eligible to submit a proposal for the BP Travel Award. The aim of the Award is to provide the opportunity for an artist to experience working in a different environment, in Britain or abroad, on a project related to portraiture which will then be shown as part of the BP Portrait Award 2019 exhibition and tour in 2019 – 20.

Website link: https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bp-portrait-award-2018/exhibition/

Link for more detailed information: https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bp-portrait-award-2018/the-awards

 

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University of Michigan, Call for Applicants: Roman J. Witt Artist-in-Residence, with honorarium

color_logo_stampsUniversity of Michigan, Call for Applicants: Roman J. Witt Artist-in-Residence, with honorarium

Deadline: January 14th, 2018

The mission of the Roman J. Witt Residency Program is to support the production of new work with assistance from the Stamps School community. The program awards one residency per academic year for a visiting artist/designer to work at the school to develop a new work in collaboration with students and faculty. A centerpiece of the residency is the open studio, a centrally located studio space that is part of the school’s main gallery where the resident carries out work in a public domain. This public visibility of the artist/designer’s process is intended as a teaching tool for the school as a whole. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished.

Eligibility: The Witt Residency is open to both established and emerging artists/designers. The Witt residency provides students a alternative learning opportunity to engage with practicing artists/designers who make use of resources across campus. Therefore, the ideal candidate must value collaboration, have good social and communication skills and be interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines. It is the goal of the Witt Residency to foster an atmosphere of inventive creative activity that extends throughout the University community.

Honorarium: Witt Residents receive an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over one academic year. There is flexibility in how the time in residence is apportioned. In addition to the honorarium, residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $4,000 funding support for project materials. The School encourages applications from individuals as well as from creative teams however, please be advised that the resources listed above are finite, including the travel budget. If teams apply the expectation is that the award will be shared among its members.

For more detailed information and how to apply: http://art-design.umich.edu/witt/application

 

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Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company (UK), International Call for Entries: Derwent Art Prize 2018

derwent-art-prize-logoDerwent Cumberland Pencil Company (UK), International Call for Entries: Derwent Art Prize 2018

For works created in pencil

Deadline: May 8th, 2018, 5pm GMT

Derwent, internationally renowned fine art brand, are proud to announce that the fourth instalment of the Derwent Art Prize is now open for entries. The Derwent Art Prize was conceived in 2012 and aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best artworks created in pencil by British and International artists.

From the submitted artworks, approximately eighty will be selected for display at the Mall Galleries in central London. Alongside the chosen artworks being hung in a public display, prizes totalling over £12,500 will be awarded in an awards ceremony on the opening night of the exhibition.

Since the Derwent Art Prize began, the competition has attracted more than 7000 entries from over 67 countries worldwide. Derwent are excited to see both domestic and international entries for this Derwent Art Prize.

A total prize fund of £12,500 will be awarded at the Private View at Mall Galleries, London in 2018.  Prizes are as follows:

  • First Prize  £6,000
  • Second Prize  £3,000
  • Third Prize £1,500
  • People’s Choice Award – Exhibition £750
  • Young Artist Award – For artists under 25 years £750
  • Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence – £500

Selected works will be on display at the prestigious Mall Galleries in central London (UK) from  September 18th – 23rd, 2018. The exhibition will then tour to a number of venues throughout the UK.  Full details will be announced shortly. The work selected for exhibition must be available until January 31st, 2019. All artists selected for exhibition will be invited to the Private View and Prize Giving on Tuesday September 18th, 2018.

 

For more detailed information and link to submit entries: https://www.derwent-artprize.com/

Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company, Cumbria (Lake District), United Kingdom

 

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Acadia National Park (ME), Open Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence Program 2018

23DD9190-1DD8-B71C-0EF132132F9F9218Acadia National Park (ME), Open Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence Program 2018

Deadline: January 15th, 2018

Art and artists have played a key role in the history of Maine’s Down East Region, and the founding of Acadia National Park. The Artist-in-Residence program is dedicated to creating new ways for visitors to experience the park. In exchange for a two-week immersive experience, artists lead one outreach presentation with the public, and donate within one year one work of art that depicts a fresh and innovative new perspective of Acadia for park visitors.

Artists travel to and take part in the program at their own expense at the invitation of the park superintendent. An online application process is open to all, but is highly selective based upon prior professional achievement and broader program goals to foster innovation, diversity, and relevance with new audiences.  A $25 non-refundable application fee benefits program operational costs, such as artist housing, and the display of art maintained in the program collection.

Three categories of applicants are considered at present: Visual Artists; Writers; and At-Large Participants working in such forms as music composition, performing arts, indigenous arts, and emerging technologies. Applications are reviewed by appointed juries including park staff, community members, past program participants, and subject matter experts.

While the program seeks to be fair, consistent, and transparent, the total number of residencies, their timing on the calendar, and the variety of specific park locations where they are hosted may vary significantly from one year to the next. During peak visitation, typically June through August, the quantity and complexity of artist residencies tend to be limited due to scarce park housing and staff capacity.

In their statement of objectives and expectations during the application process, artists are encouraged to express preferences for dates and locations that are necessary to achieve their specific residency goals. Final selections are determined by a combination of jury rankings, and whether program managers are able to accommodate preferred residency dates and locations of top applicants.

While Acadia is pro-family and pet-friendly, the rigors intended for the experience allow for each artist to be accompanied only by one adult companion at any given time. Wheelchair-accessible housing is available. Pets and smoking are not allowed. Local transportation is not provided.

Link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4847

Acadia National Park website link: https://www.nps.gov/acad/getinvolved/artist-in-residence.htm

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Hondartza Fraga

The Grind’s weekly Monday post called Sublime/Transcendent features an Artist of the Week of the staff’s choice. The artists featured will range from emerging to the well known. The work will span a wide range of ideas, methods of working, and various media.

This week’s Sublime/Transcendent Artist is Hondartza Fraga

Upon a Painted Ocean (2015), Animation still, 15:00

http://www.hondartzafraga.com/

Link to video

 

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Maryland Federation of Art (MD), Call for Artists: 39th Annual Art on Paper

 maryland-federation-ofMaryland Federation of Art (MD), Call for Artists: 39th Annual Art on Paper

Deadline: January 16th, 2018

MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 39th Annual Art on Paper competition.

Any original 2-D or 3-D work created on or of paper, including collage, artist book, origami, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and more, will be considered. A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered. Works may not exceed 72 inches in width, height or depth, including the frame, unless otherwise specified for a particular exhibit. Works selected will be on exhibit in the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from March 29th – April 28th, 2018. Entry fee.

Juror: Mary Lee Corlett, Curatorial Assistant of American and Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery in Washington DC.

Cash awards total $1000. Award contributors and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.

Website link for more detailed information, link to entry, and guidelines: http://mdfedart.com/portfolio/85/

About: The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) is a non-profit visual art organization dedicated to promoting awareness, appreciation and support of artists through community outreach, education, and exhibition opportunities to artists at all levels. Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland

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Artspace (CT), Open Call to Artists: Join the Artspace Flatfile

Artspace (CT),  Open Call to Artists: Join the Artspace Flatfile

Deadline: February 15th, 2018, midnight EST

For artists working in collage, printmaking, photography, drawing, painting and other mediums.

The Artspace Flatfile houses a collection of works on paper by over 120 notable artists based in New Haven, the Northeast region, and across the United States. Artists in the Flatfile are selected through our annual juried Open Call, or invited into the Collection after participating in an exhibition at Artspace. The Collection was started in 2001 as a way of introducing the public to local artists, and continues to be a place where visitors can discover new local and national talent. Artists already in the Flatfile include recipients of the state art agency’s distinguished Artist Fellowship, the Aldrich Museum’s Radius Emerging Artist Award, a MacArthur Genius, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and many have works in private collections and museums around the United States.

Entry fee: $5.

Website link for more detailed information and to apply: https://artspacenewhaven.org/opportunities/flatfile/

About: Artspace is a visionary and dynamic non-profit organization championing emerging artists and building new audiences for contemporary art. Our exhibition and commissioning programs (in the gallery, out of doors, and city-wide) encourage experimentation, discovery, and lively civic discourse, while fostering appreciation for the vital role that artists play in improving our community. Our mission is three fold: to catalyze artistic activities; connect contemporary artists, audiences, and resources; and to enrich art experiences and activate art spaces. They are located in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Art & Pancakes, December 10th, 2017

A swirl of art news for your Sunday morning.

The Epic Story of Picasso’s Guernica at War and Peace Revealed Online by the Reina Sofía   Link

Art & Gentrification: What is “Artwashing” and What Are Galleries Doing to Resist It?   Link

With “Rethink Shinola,” scholar and artist Rebekah Modrak has created a biting, minutely researched critique of an appropriative re-branding of Detroit.   Link

How the Getty Had Prepared Itself Against Devastating Wildfires   Link

Are Smartphones Keeping Us from Appreciating Art?    Link

Did Men Hijack Minimalism?   Link

Do Women Dealers Represent More Women Artists?   Link

The Women Photographers of World War I   Link

How Medieval Manuscript Makers Experimented with Graphic Design    Link

These Centers Are Helping Artists with Disabilities Break into the Mainstream (and the Market)   Link

What Rodin Taught Anselm Kiefer About Making Art in an Age of Destruction   Link

A Net Art Pioneer Evolves With the Digital Age: Rhizome Turns 20   Link

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Is Revealed as the Real Buyer of the $450 Million ‘Salvator Mundi’   Link

The Arc of Justice: Kerry James Marshall Honors Pioneering Black Lawyers in New Monument in Des Moines, Iowa   Link

Lubaina Himid, who makes theatrical, witty and challenging works that address colonial history, racism and institutional invisibility has won the 2017 Turner Prize. Himid, 63, is also the first woman of colour to win and also the oldest winner in the prize’s 33-year history, after it dropped its age limit of 50.   Link  Awesome.

 

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The Center For Photography at Woodstock (NY), International Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence 2018, with stipends/honoraria

3150The Center For Photography at Woodstock (NY), International Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence 2018, with stipends/honoraria

Deadline: January 16th, 2018

From their call:  WOODSTOCK AIR  is a residency program supporting a dialogue around diversity, race, identity and beyond, for US-based artists and critics/scholars/curators working in photography.

WOODSTOCK AIR provides access to facilities, and financial, critical, and technical support. The drive for this program is to free the residents from the busy routines and demands of everyday life – and to provide a sanctuary for creativity. Each year CPW offers seven residencies for artists and one residency for a curator/critic. Residencies are four weeks in duration, with the possibility of two additional weeks, and can occur from May through September. Additional, partially supported residencies may be available throughout the rest of the year, pending funding.

WOODSTOCK AIR was listed among the top 20 residency programs in the U.S. by Artinfo and one of the top residencies for photographers in the world by Format Magazine.

There are  generally  two residencies  per month, May through September. Residents are provided with workspace, critical and technical support, housing, stipends for food and travel, and honoraria. Residents working in photography and related media are invited to embark on new work, continue work on existing projects, and/or contemplate their artistic and/or scholarly goals. Residents have 24-hour access to CPW’s workspace facilities.

The Critical Studies Residency invites critics/scholars/curators to take advantage of the solitude of Woodstock and utilize their time completing scholarly research in the photographic arts (contemporary or historic) with the goal of publication or exhibition. CPW’s library, archives, and collection are available as tools for research.

Eligibility & Requirements: WOODSTOCK AIR is open to all artists and critics/scholars/curators working in photography and related media who currently reside in the United States. Special consideration is given to work that engenders a dialogue around diversity, race, and identity, and to artists from marginalized groups and/or artists of color. Former WOODSTOCK AIR participants and individuals who will be students in the fall of  2018 may not apply. Residents have no obligations or duties during their residency. Their time is their own, and may be used in whatever way is most advantageous to their goals.  Residents are required to donate a finished work to CPW’s Permanent Print Collection, as selected by the resident and CPW’s Executive Director.

Website link for more detailed information: https://www.cpw.org/create/artist-residencies/

To apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4904

About: Founded in 1977, the Center for Photography at Woodstock is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 artist-centered organization dedicated to supporting artists working in photography and related media and engaging audiences through opportunities in which creation, discovery, and learning are made possible.

Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker Street, Woodstock, New York

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Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) & Little Tokyo Business Association (CA), Sustainable Little Tokyo: 2 Calls for Artists, with

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) & Little Tokyo Business Association (CA), Sustainable Little Tokyo: 2 Calls for Artists
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Deadline: January 15th, 2018
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From their call: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) and Little Tokyo Business Association in collaboration with Sustainable Little Tokyo invites artists deeply rooted in Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, CA) to submit two-dimensional plans, sketches/drawings, images, or renderings as proposals for two art commissions that explores the past, present, and future of our community:
 
1.) Little Tokyo Open: The Art of Mini Golf will transform open space within the Little Tokyo district into a pop-up nine-hole miniature golf course, connecting two plazas—Frances Hashimoto Plaza and JACCC Plaza—into one contiguous play area. The mini-golf course will temporarily take place on two consecutive weeks, April 14th-15th and 21st-22nd, 2018.

  • 9 artists/art groups will be selected and given options for one of nine prefabricated mini-golf holes (approx. 8×12’ with varying shapes) to create props and obstacles (e.g. tunnels, bridges, loops, etc.) and/or other sculptural elements on and around the hole.
  • Selected artists will receive a $500 commission fee with up to $500 fabrication/materials budget fora total of up to $1000. The artist is responsible for the construction, fabrication, and installation of the artwork.
2.) Windows of Little Tokyo turns Little Tokyo into an outdoor art exhibition with 10-15 site-specific, two-dimensional artworks displayed on the windows of small businesses and institutions across the neighborhood. Windows of Little Tokyo will be displayed from April 14th–October 13th, 2018 (duration depends on each partnering site).

  • 10-15 artists/art groups will be selected and given site options for windows at different partnering businesses and institutions. Final artwork must engage with the specific site, its history, and the thematic recommendations of the partnering site.
  • Selected artists will receive a $500 commission fee. Printing and installation will be handled by JACCC, LTBA, and SLT.
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PDF of call with detailed information: SLT Call for Proposals_Open Windows_Final
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Questions? Email soshima@jaccc.org.

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About: Little Tokyo is a 133-year old Japanese American community and the second oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles. It is one of three remaining historic, recognized Japantowns left in the nation, and one of fourteen of the inaugural California Cultural Districts. Little Tokyo formed because of racial covenants and redlining, and was one of the few places in Los Angeles where Japanese Americans could live and own property and businesses. Yet the neighborhood grew to become the home to Southern California Japanese and Japanese American community, culture, businesses, food, and spiritual institutions.
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Little Tokyo has historically been and continues to be the center for Japanese American culture, art, history, food, and spiritual institutions in Southern California, as well as a hub for the greater Asian Pacific Islander communities. We also acknowledge and celebrate our history as an multi-ethnic, multi-generational neighborhood, with strong ties to Latino/Chicano and African American communities. As the community faces cultural, economic, and environmental changes with the Metro Regional Connector, the Metro West Santa Ana Branch, and the new Civic Center expansion, Little Tokyo is continuing decades of community work to sustain its history and culture as a home for the Japanese American community.

 

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Alexandria Museum of Art (LA), International Call for Artists: 30th September Competition, 2018

MuseumLogo2newAlexandria Museum of Art (LA), International Call for Artists: 30th September Competition, 2018

Deadline: April 12th, 2018

Eligibility:  All artists over the age of 18 – working in any medium – are eligible. All work must be original and must have been completed in the last two years (2016 or later). Alexandria Museum of Art (AMoA) encourages artists working in video and other experimental media to submit entries for judging. Video entries must not exceed 30 minutes in length. No work should exceed seven (7) feet (84”) in any direction, or 200 lbs. in weight. Entries exceeding these limitations will automatically be disqualified. All works must be adhered to a backing for exhibition, nothing will be painted or adhered directly to the museum walls. Entry fee.

Awards:

  • First Place: $800
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $300
  • Honorable Mention: $100
  • Honorable Mention: $100
  • Honorable Mention: $100

Juror: A native of Sprott, Ala., William Underwood Eiland is the director of the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia. He has a bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern College and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia. He has served on the boards of the American Alliance of Museums, the Southeastern Museums Conference and the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries; was a trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors; and was chairman of the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Advisory Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Exhibition Dates: July 6th – October 20th, 2018

Website link to call: http://themuseum.org/page/call-artists

Link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4911

About: The mission of the Alexandria Museum of Art is to preserve, exhibit and promote visual art throughout central Louisiana in a way that contributes to the quality of life. To accomplish this, we educate, in order to advance the public’€™s knowledge of and appreciation for the value of art as a source of beauty, inspiration, information and expression.

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Monotype Guild of New England (MA), National Call for Entries: 5th National Monotype/Monoprint Exhibition

Monotype Guild of New England (MA), National Call for Entries: 5th National Monotype/Monoprint Exhibition

Deadline: February 15th, 2018

In celebration of the expansive vision and myriad techniques employed by monotype and monoprint artists throughout the United States, the Monotype Guild of New England announces its Fifth National Juried Exhibition. The Monotype Guild of New England invites artists working in the monotype and monoprint medium to submit up to three monotypes or monoprints.

Entry is open to all U.S. artists working in the monotype/monoprint medium. Submissions must be original, one-of-a-kind prints created in the last five years.  Entry fee.

Juror: Judith K. Brodsky, board chair, New York Foundation for the Arts, is Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Visual Arts, Rutgers University; founder, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper renamed the Brodsky Center in her honor; founder, Rutgers Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities and The Feminist Art Project, a national program to promote recognition of women artists; organizer and curator of The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society (2012); founder and  chair of the international city-wide print festival, Philagrafika (2010); past national president of ArtTable, the College Art Association, and the Women’s Caucus for Art; former dean, associate provost, and chair, art department, Rutgers campus at Newark.

Awards: The Juror will review the selected work once it is delivered to the Art Museum Complex. She will select prize, and award winners–1st Prize: $1,000; 2nd Prize: $500; 3rd Prize: $300; plus Material and Honorable Mention awards.

Website link: http://mgne.org/5thnational/

Prospectus: http://mgne.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/5th-National-Prospectus.pdf

Link to apply: http://www.entrythingy.com/d=mgne.org#dashboard

About: Dedicated to the art of the unique print, the Monotype Guild of New England is a national, nonprofit organization that fosters understanding and appreciation of monotypes and monoprints. It sponsors exhibitions, workshops, and other special programs for its members and the public. They are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

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Pence Gallery (CA), Call California Artists: Glickman McClure Artist Award 2018

Pence Gallery (CA), Call California Artists: Glickman McClure Artist Award 2018

Deadline: February 2nd, 2018, 5;00pm PST

From their call: Visual artists are an integral part of our cultural landscape, and provide an important source of creative capital for the Sacramento region. In this regard, donors Mark M. Glickman and Lanette M. McClure have under-written an award to directly support the creation of new work and study by emerging artists in California. Artists can work in any of the following media, including ceramics, painting, sculpture in any medium, glass, printmaking, fiber, drawing, mixed media, installation, photography or video.

The qualifications for this award are that the artist’s submitted work is of high caliber, original, and completed within the past five years. Preference will be given to artists who are under-recognized or ‘emerging’ in the art field, thus while they may have exhibiting experience, their exhibit history will not be extensive. Artists must be dedicated to the practice of making and exhibiting art, and need financial support. The award is limited to artists residing in California, and will be determined by a panel of experts and donors.

The selected artist will receive an award of $2,500 and the offering of a solo exhibit, in the Pence’s Dowling Community Gallery. Awardees will be expected to create new work for the Pence exhibit, and to lead a workshop or talk based on their work. Solo exhibit for artist in January-February 2019.

Website link: http://www.pencegallery.org/Exhibits_2019/Glickman%20Award/Glickman-Award.html

Link to apply: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4852

About: The Pence Gallery’s mission is to serve the community through offering high caliber art exhibits, supporting the development of local artists, and providing educational programs to visitors of all ages. The Pence Gallery fulfills this mission through museum-caliber exhibitions and educational programs. They are located in Davis, California.

 

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McNeese State University (LA), National Call for Artists: 31st Annual Works on Paper

tp-valogoMcNeese State University (LA), National Call for Artists: 31st Annual Works on Paper

Deadline:  February 9th, 2018

McNeese State University’s Department of Visual Arts announces their call for the 31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition. Open to all artists living in the United States.  All artwork must be original and completed within the last two years. Entry fee.

Media: Work in any medium using paper as a component part is eligible. Artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40” in any dimension.

Juror: Benjamin Hickey, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana

Awards: $3,000 will be available for the purchase of works for the McNeese State University Works on Paper Permanent Collection.

To apply and link for more detailed information via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4863

PDF of call: http://www.mcneeseartonline.org/WOP31Prospectus.pdf

Website link: http://www.mcneeseartonline.org/

McNeese State University is located in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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Sublime/Transcendent: Xiaojing Yan

The Grind’s weekly Monday post called Sublime/Transcendent features an Artist of the Week of the staff’s choice. The artists featured will range from emerging to the well known. The work will span a wide range of ideas, methods of working, and various media.

This week’s Sublime/Transcendent Artist is Xiaojing Yan

Spirit Cloud, 2016-2017, Freshwater pearls, filament, aluminum 44”D x 128”W x 118”H

http://yanxiaojing.com/

 

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Call for California Artists: Little Tokyo Service Center +LAB Artist Residency (CA), with stipend, travel, and project budget

Call for California Artists: Little Tokyo Service Center +LAB Artist Residency (CA), with stipend, travel, and project budget

Deadline: January 15th, 2018

Little Tokyo Service Center, a Community Development Corporation in Los Angeles, California, presents the +LAB Artist Residency Program, which seeks 4 artists for a three-month community based residency May 1st through July 31st, 2018. Selected California  based artists (including at least one artist from the Little Tokyo community) from multiple disciplines will collaborate with local arts organizations to create artworks and projects promoting community engagement and creative place making strategies around the broad theme of “Community Control and Self Determination.” This might include: addressing issues of affordable housing and homelessness; building bridges across cultural, generational, and/or linguistic divides; devising artistic strategies to connect Little Tokyo with other communities of color; enhancing the safety and security of local residents; fostering community-wide conversations about the future development of the neighborhood; promoting a healthy and sustainable small business economy; or reclaiming city-owned land that has historically formed part of Little Tokyo.

The selected visiting artists will be hosted by local arts organizations that will provide staff support, studio and workspace.

Established in 1884, Little Tokyo is Los Angeles’ second oldest neighborhood and the largest of four remaining Japantowns in the United States.  The neighborhood continues to serve as a cultural center for Japanese Americans across Southern California and the nation.

In its 133-year history Little Tokyo has withstood numerous acts of displacement including the forced removal and incarceration of people of Japanese descent during World War II and the demolition of whole tracts of housing, businesses, churches, and temples that occurred during the city’s urban renewal and civic center expansion of the 1950s through 1970s. Today, what remains of Little Tokyo is roughly nine square blocks. The latest threat to the cultural and historic identity of Little Tokyo comes in the form of the market rate housing boom in Downtown LA, which is making the neighborhood less accessible to individuals and families of all incomes. Commercial rents have also risen, forcing out longtime small business owners.

Throughout its history, Little Tokyo and its stakeholders have struggled to define their community, based on core values such as equality, justice, sustainability, and self-determination. Arts and culture has always been an integral part of this movement.

Through this residency, Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) seeks to further explore and deepen the relationship between arts and the pursuit of self-determination. To be fully immersed in Little Tokyo, participants will be embedded in local community organizations and will live at the historic Daimaru hotel—a single room occupancy hotel that is an important piece of Little Tokyo’s legacy.  Artists in this program will have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to Little Tokyo’s fight for self-determination while also spending three months deepening their own community practice.

Stipends/Other Support:

  • $4000 monthly stipend
  • Up to $500 RT in-state travel
  • Up to $8000 project budget

To fully appreciate and understand this residency offering, we encourage you to go to the Little Tokyo Service Center website: http://ltsc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=790

Link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4821

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Art & Pancakes, December 3rd, 2017

Ho, ho, ho…art news for your Sunday morning…enjoy!

Gender Inequality in SF Bay Area Art Galleries, by the Numbers   Link

How the GOP Tax Plan Could Affect the Art World   Link

…And Increased Taxes for Graduate/PhD Students: UC Berkeley grad students create online calculator to estimate cost of House tax plan   Link

On the Relationship between Theory and Practice in Socially Engaged Art   Link

What Is Post-Cyberfeminism? Here’s a Primer on the Latest Big Idea to Storm Contemporary Art   Link

How Artists Are Bypassing Their Dealers and Selling Directly to Collectors   Link

8 US Colleges Lending Their Art Collections to Students   Link

Two Foundations Are Investing $6 Million to Diversify America’s Museum Leadership   Link

Goethe’s Colorful & Abstract Illustrations for His 1810 Treatise, Theory of Colors: Scans of the First Edition  Link

Hauser & Wirth Snaps Up Eduardo Chillida Estate as It Plans to Reopen the Artist’s Basque Country Museum   Link

Performance Artist Mikes Poppe Chained Himself to a Block of Marble Symbolizing the Burden of History. Then He Got Stuck.   Link

Remembering the Creatives: Saving the Music of Ghost Ship Victims Helps Loved Ones Heal   Link

 

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Emmanuel College Art Department (MA), Call for Applicants: 2018 Summer Artist-in-Residence, with stipend

ecar_logo(0)Emmanuel College Art Department (MA), Call for Applicants: 2018 Summer Artist-in-Residence, with stipend

Deadline: February 1st, 2018

From their call: The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artist residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work.

However, the Art Department specifically aims to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking and Social Justice. We strive to foster a supportive environment to achieve creative and artistic excellence. The residency also plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus, providing an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty. Residents should be willing to support and interact with each other, students, and faculty.

The residency defines Emmanuel College as a leader in the visual arts and brings greater visibility to that leadership role beyond the confines of the College.

  • Artists must not be currently enrolled in any academic program.
  • Residency is from mid June to mid August 2018
  • Artists will receive a stipend of $1000 dollars and reimbursement for travel and visa up to an additional $1000.
  • Lodging is provided in the college dorms or apartments, with access to a small kitchen
  • Artists may be invited back to give a presentation or demo during the 2018/19 academic year. This will be based on teaching needs.
  • Residents have access to communal college studio facilities with ample space sharing – ceramics, wood shop, print shop, darkroom, design lab and drawing studio.
  • Artists must devote 3 hours to Emmanuel’s summer art history course, Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, discussing their own process.
  • Emmanuel will host a closing exhibition for all resident artists to participate in and show the larger community the end result of your work.
  • Artists are responsible for all material and food costs during the residency.
  • Artists will donate one piece to Emmanuel College at the end of the residency

 

Website and link to apply: http://www.emmanuel.edu/academics/programs-of-study-and-departments/art/artist-in-residence.html

Residency information and studio equipment: http://www.emmanuel.edu/academics/programs-of-study-and-departments/art/artist-in-residence/residency-information.html

Application form (PDF): ecar_app_form2018

Emmanuel College, 400 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts

 

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STARworks Clay Studio (NC), International Call for Applicants: Clay Studio Artist in Residence, Fall Session 2018

STARworks (NC), International Call for Applicants:  Clay Studio Artist in Residence, Fall Session 2018

Deadline: February 28th, 2018

The STARworks Clay Studio is accepting applications for residency positions of one to six months duration for July 1st through December 15th, 2018. The duration depends on the proposal submitted by the artist and the available studio space.  Resident artists are selected based on a competitive pool of applicants from across the country and abroad, working in sculpture, functional pottery and design. Residents are chosen based on the quality and strength of their work, clearly expressed goals for residency and the dynamics that fit the studio at a given time to foster the excellence and diverse creative atmosphere of STARworks Clay Studio. Residents are provided with time to push personal, professional, technical and conceptual limits. Ceramic artists who are at a crucial stage in their career and require an opportunity to experiment, refine and formalize studio practices are encouraged to apply.

The STARworks Clay Studio residency program will offer up to $800/month financial compensation to residents who need assistance, depending on needs, availability and the skills of the applicant. This program is in place to assist those who would not be able to do the residency without financial assistance. It is a work in exchange for financial compensation program to assist in Clay Studio maintenance, STARworks’ sponsored events, teaching responsibilities and other duties above the average resident artist obligations.

Workshops: Resident artists, interns and visiting artists have the opportunity to teach workshops in their fields. This helps foster an educational environment in the studios. Workshop instructors receive 40% of the revenue generated from participant fees.

Gallery Sales: Resident artists, interns and visiting artists are encouraged to place work in the STARworks Gallery. Artists receive 70% of the sale price with STARworks only taking 30% for commission.

For more detailed information: http://www.starworksnc.org/clay-studio/clay-studio-resident-artist-program.html

About: STARworks is a project of Central Park North Carolina, a 501-(c)(3) not for profit organization based in rural central North Carolina. The mission of CPNC is to grow a new rural economy based on the sustainable use of the natural and cultural resources of the region. They are located in Star, North Carolina.

 

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VisArts (MD), Call for Curatorial Projects

VisArts (MD), Call for Curatorial Projects

Deadline: December 8th, 2017, midnight EST

From their call: Independent curators or representatives of artist guilds or groups may submit unsolicited curatorial project proposals for exhibitions in the Gibbs Street, Kaplan and/or Common Ground Galleries. The proposal must be a clear, well-written description of the curatorial project including the artists that will be presented in the show.

Up to five images are required and may include proposed installation drawings. Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Exhibition plans are made 2 years in advance. Incomplete submission packages will not be reviewed.

Curators or artist groups/guilds who have organized an exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to submit a curatorial proposal.

Link to apply: https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/52024/call-for-curatorial-projects

About: VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, Maryland, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries, an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.

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ZER01 (CA), National Request for Qualifications: American Arts Incubator 2018 – 2019, with honorarium

ZER01 (CA), National Request for Qualifications: American Arts Incubator 2018 – 2019, with honorarium

Deadline:  January 15th, 2018, 11:59pm PST

ZERO1 is calling innovative digital and new media artists with a love of travel and passion for community-driven public art to apply to participate in American Arts Incubator.

American Arts Incubator (AAI) is an international creative exchange program developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by ZERO1. The program utilizes community-driven digital and new media art projects to instigate dialogue, build communities, bolster local economies, and further social innovation.

Inspired by the business incubator model made popular by Silicon Valley’s technology and startup companies, American Arts Incubator is a hybrid training lab, production workshop, and tool for public engagement. At its core, AAI is a cross-cultural exchange of ideas that showcases artists as engaged and innovative partners in addressing social and environmental challenges. Selected U.S. artists team up with youth, women, people with disabilities, and underserved populations through country-based partnerships to inspire community engagement through art programs. AAI awards small grants to local participant teams to develop public projects addressing a social or environmental challenge relevant to their community. In doing so, AAI exchanges seed opportunities for ongoing, community-driven innovation by translating creative practices into projects and programming that can be sustained long after the U.S. artist leaves the overseas location.

Program duration is June 1st, 2018 – August 31st, 2019. Core dates for in-person participation include a week-long orientation in the San Francisco Bay Area, tentatively scheduled for Fall 2018. International travel for 4 consecutive weeks will occur between January 2019 and May 2019 (specific dates will be determined collaboratively by the overseas U.S. Embassy, overseas host partner, ZERO1, and the selected artist). In addition, deliverables are expected in the months leading up to overseas travel and immediately following travel (e.g., project proposals, blog posts, program reports, documentation, etc.). Artists will be expected to document their experiences and project development before, during, and after overseas travel via the program’s website and selected social media platforms.

Qualifications: Emerging, mid-career or established new media and/or digital artists

  • U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age
  • Strong record of artistic accomplishments
  • Proof of adaptability and capacity to work in international contexts
  • Relevant experience working with youth and/or underserved communities
  • Record of engaging with artists, youth, community organizations, and/or community members through teaching, workshops, social practice, artistic collaboration, or other outreach activities

Budget: The Artist will receive a USD $7,000 honorarium for participation, plus an assigned budget for workshop and public art production costs overseas. This budget is determined during the project proposal phase, prior to overseas travel. It is based on approval by ECA, the respective U.S. Embassy, and ZERO1. The program additionally covers airfare, accommodations, and basic travel costs.

There is no application fee.

Learn more about criteria and application requirements: http://zero1.org/open-call-aai-2019

 

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VisArts (MD), Call for Applicants: Emerging Curator Program 2018

VisArts (MD), Call for Applicants: Emerging Curator Program 2018

Deadline: December 15th, 2017, midnight EST

From their call: VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition. The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2018 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement.

VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with an exhibition budget of $10,000. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in January 2018.

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program provides emerging curators with practical, hands-on experience at a community arts organization. It is designed to support diverse exhibitions presenting a broad spectrum of ideas and curatorial approaches. In addition, it enhances the VisArts exhibition experience by developing educational opportunities, public programming and opportunities for community engagement through expanded use of interactive interpretive media in its gallery program.

Application: Applicants do not need to have a fully realized curatorial proposal. This will be developed with the support and guidance of the mentoring curator and the VisArts Gallery Departme

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/98812/emerging-curator-program-2018

About: VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, Maryland, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries, an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.

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