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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Maker: New Contemporaries

The Maker: New Contemporaries 
Ongoing Submission of Entries

African Artist’s Foundation’s Call for Submissions for The Maker: New Contemporaries in Design & Photography is open until April 30, 2014 and interested photographers and designers are encouraged to participate in this programme. The Maker: New Contemporaries serves as a platform to showcase the works of new and emerging artists to a wide audience of galleries, curators, collectors, patrons, art critics, academics and the press.

Entries should explore the following areas of design: furniture, product, fashion, graphic, and architecture; as well as photographs that push the boundaries of contemporary African photography. Artists will be short-listed based on originality, strong conceptual direction, honesty of creative expression and an overall commitment to their practice. Emphasis will be placed on the creative process; this may involve studio visits in certain cases.

To apply
Send an email with your name, date of birth, course of study/discipline; school/school attended/year of graduation, 5 digital images of recent works and a short synopsis of your practice to:themaker@africanartists.org
Submission deadline: on/before April 30, 2014. For more visit www.africanartists.org
Don’t be left out!

Artists In Residency 2014

Artists In Residency 2014

News, Project Story
April 4, 2014
Posted by Isla Haddow
The Africa Centre has formed partnerships with artist in residency programmes in Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and the United States to provide eight residencies for our Artists in Residency (AIR) 2014 Programme.
AIR is seeking applications from African artists who are both socially engaged and stretching the boundaries of their creative domain. The AIR partners select an artist from a short list provided by the Africa Centre, for one of their 2014 or 2015 residencies. The costs of the residency and round-trip airfare are included in each residency award made. The residencies are available to all types of artists, but each residency has different durations, structures and requirements. Deadline for application submissions is the 20th June 2014.
APPLICATION METHODS
Before applying please read the application guidelines, available for download here.
1. Online application form: click here to apply.
2. E-mail application: If you would rather use email, download the application form here and then send your application to airsubmissions@africacentre.net. Please do not send attachments larger than 5 MB and be sure to add the artistic discipline you are applying under, i.e. visual arts/performing arts, music, etc followed by a dash and your full name in the email subject field.
If your attachment is larger then 5MB, you can upload it using WeTransfer (this is a free service that allows you to upload your file directly to us). The email address for delivery is: airsubmissions@africacentre.net, please add your full name and the artistic discipline you are applying under in the message field.
Alternatively you can send us a link to an online platform where you’ve uploaded your work (such as YouTube; Vimeo; Flickr).
3. Submitting via Post: If you cannot use any of the above methods, please feel free to post your application directly to us. Click here to download the application form. Be sure to include the e-mail address and phone number where we can contact you.
Postal Address:
THE PROJECT MANAGER: ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY PROGRAMME
C/O AFRICA CENTRE,
5th FLOOR, 28 ST. GEORGE’S MALL,
CAPE TOWN,
8001, SOUTH AFRICA

http://africacentre.net/artist-in-residency-programme-2014/


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Call for Art – SmartPhone Online Art Competition

Call for Art – SmartPhone Online Art Competition

Published: February 19, 2014 13:17 Last Updated: February 19, 2014 13:17
  • SmartPhone Online Art Competition
    SmartPhone Online Art Competition
    www.lightspacetime.com
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 1st Annual “SmartPhone” online juried art competition for the month of March 2014.  Artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions (with mobile based media) for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s April 2014 online group exhibition. This month’s art competition is an open theme.
Light Space & Time encourages “SmartPhone” (mobile based media) entries from all artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field.  Acceptable media will be any mobile devices, with built-in cameras, that can capture, record and transmit digital art.  Android, iPhone, smartphone, handheld computers and tablet devices will also be accepted for this competition.
A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of April 2014. Awards will be for 1st through 5th places and in addition, 5 artists will also be recognized with Honorable Mention awards. Depending on the amount and the quality of the entries received, these winning categories may be expanded with Special Merit and Special Recognition awards as well. The submission process and the deadline will end on March 27, 2014.
Winners of the “SmartPhone” Online Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 75+ event announcements posts, extensive social media marketing,  in order to make the art world aware of the art exhibition and in particular, the artist’s accomplishments. There will also be links back to the artist’s website included as part of this award package.
Interested artists should provide the gallery with your best mobile based art now or before the deadline. Interested artists may apply online here: http://www.lightspacetime.com

ref: http://www.artfixdaily.com/blogs/post/9990-call-for-art-%E2%80%93-smartphone-online-art-competition

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Announcing the Africa News Innovation Challenge winners



Posted: 30 Nov 2012 09:54 AM PST
Digital tools are an increasing impetus for innovation across African newsrooms. From crowdsourcing content to using infographics to tell stories, journalists are finding new ways to report the news. We're excited to be supporting these innovators through the $1 million Africa News Innovation Challenge, announced in May this year—the latest in a series of projects to spur innovation in African journalism.


Run by the the African Media Initiative, other partners include Omidyar Network, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the U.S. State Department, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). The response to the challenge was really enthusiastic, with more than 500 proposals submitted.

The 20 winners are all exciting digital journalism projects that will contribute to solving some of the biggest challenges facing the African media industry. They range from mobile apps to mobilise citizens against corruption and improved infographics to communicate complex issues, to developing new platforms for sharing content on buses and taxis. Key themes among the projects include a growing concern about manipulated online content, the security of communications with whistleblowers and sources, and the need to improve engagement with audiences.

The projects have the potential to be replicated by media elsewhere in Africa, or to be scaled up across the continent, to create wide and sustained impact. Some projects will also develop new tools to support newsrooms and boost media revenues to support sustainable journalism. Winners will receive cash grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000; technology support from a team of four developers at AMI’s jAccelerator lab in Kenya, and business development support from top media strategists affiliated with the World Association of Newspapers & News Publishers. Ten of the winners will also be flown to the Knight Foundation’s annual M.I.T. Civic Media Conference in the U.S., while the rest will be showcased at other important industry events.

The ANIC winners are:
  • actNOW (Ghana)
  • AdBooker (South Africa)
  • Africa Check (South Africa / Nigeria)
  • skyCAM (Kenya / Nigeria)
  • Africa’s Wealth (renamed NewsStack) (Nigeria / Namibia)
  • Citizen Desk (Mozambique)
  • Code4Ghana (Ghana)
  • ConvergeCMS (Kenya / Tanzania / Uganda)
  • CorruptionNET (South Africa)
  • DataWrapper (Nigeria / Senegal / Tanzania)
  • End-to-End (renamed LastMile Crowdmapping) (Liberia / Ghana / Kenya)
  • FlashCast (Kenya)
  • Green Hornet (South Africa)
  • ListeningPost (South Africa)
  • MoJo: Keeping media honest by monitoring online journalism (South Africa)
  • openAFRICA (Kenya / Nigeria / Rwanda / South Africa)
  • ODADI (renamed Code4SouthAfrica) (South Africa)
  • Oxpeckers (South Africa)
  • Wikipedia Zero (Cameroon / Ivory Coast / Tunisia / Uganda)
  • ZeroNews (pan-African)

You can learn more about the winners’ projects on the ANIC website.

We can’t wait to see how these innovations unfold and we look forward to working with more African journalists to help them use technologies to tell important stories.

Posted by Julie Taylor, Communications Manager, Sub Saharan Africa

(Cross-posted from the Africa Blog)


Courtesy : Google

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Academy of Reciprocal Enlightenment at the 2012 Shanghai Biennale: call for applications‏


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Shanghai Biennale

The Academy of Reciprocal Enlightenment:
call for applications

23 September–14 October 2012

Shanghai Museum of Contemporary ArtPeople's Park
231 Nanjing West Road
Shanghai, 200003, China

Application period: 15 July–1 September 2012
Contact: edubiennale@126.com
Please note in the email subject the workshop for which you apply.

www.shanghaibiennale.com

The 2012 Shanghai Biennale emphasizes the critical role of education. Thus, curatorial team decided to place seminars, lectures, and other communication events into the framework of a short-term training program. By replacing the usual forum and lecture with the means of short-term training program this autumn, we pursue a kind of efficiency and production of communication.

The program is named "the Academy of Reciprocal Enlightenment," as "Academy" refers to a Platonic-style community of wisdom and criticism. It embodies our educational philosophy: education is as self-governing action by learner communities, which serve as a platform of exchanges and dissemination of opinions.

Curators of 2012 Shanghai Biennale: Qiu Zhijie, Boris Groys, Jens Hoffmann, Johnson Chang
Organized by: 2012 Shanghai Biennale and Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art


1. Art Writer/Journalist WorkshopAs one of important factors in the process of art production, contemporary media have to reconsider its function in the contemporary world when the former dominant way of observation and expression are no longer suitable to the new trend. How the traditional mass media transform its responsibility and function when everyone can distribute his/her opinion and have privilege to take part in the public discussion on internet.

"Art Writer/Journalist Workshop" plans to invite media experts from all over the world to approach round-table discussions, lectures, and site visits. The young international media workers could have an opportunity to communicate and practice with teachers who work for global influential media and agencies such as New York Times, Time Magazine, Xinhua News Agency, ARTINFO, Modern Painters, e-flux journal, BOMB Magazine, The Third Text, and so on. Meanwhile, students will have opportunities to have interactions with the curators and artists of the Biennale as well as Shanghai art scene.

2. Curatorial WorkshopIn collaboration with the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco and China Academy of Arts (CAA) in Hangzhou, the 9th Shanghai Biennale calls for application for its 1st edition of the Curatorial Workshop which consist of two parts, each organized by faculty from CCA and CAA respectively.

The first part, titled "Typologies," will provide the participants with an overview of basic exhibition formats as well as examine some of the fundamental forms and terms of curating and their contemporary conditions.

The second part, titled "The Next Biennale," will focus on the future of the biennale, addressing the issues of art and its relationship to local institutions, traditions, social engagement, etc. The lectures are given by international curators experienced with Asia and transnational cultures. Based on a focused study of biennales across Asia, participants are required to work out their own curatorial proposal for the next edition of Shanghai Biennale.

3. IMMERSION – Art | Technology WorkshopsIMMERSION is an experiment, a free state of mind between real and unreal where human consciousness is drawn away from the physical world to reach non-linear time and space. In the artistic field, IMMERSION specifically refers to Virtual Art (VR) in a three dimensional environment, using interactivity to immerse the viewer into a world based on aesthetic-technological logic and expression.

Our program gathers a group of international key figures that greatly contributed the research on IMMERSION to deliver a series of lectures combining theoretical studies and workshops. Students and art/technology practitioners can apply for participation to the program. Participants are expected to have a solid understanding of the history of IMMERSION, and handle the basic technical skills at the end of the program. They will also have the opportunity to interact with the Biennale's major artists and curators as well as other important personalities in China.


Image above:
Courtesy of Shanghai Biennale 2012; © Shanghai Biennale 2012.


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Courtesy: ArtEdu

Sunday, May 20, 2012

MACAO belongs to everyone, let's protect it!

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General Assembly at Macao, May 2012.





Art&Education

MACAO belongs
to everyone, let's protect it!

MACAO
www.lavoratoridellarte.org

On Saturday, May the 5th many citizens and workers in the fields of arts, entertainment, and culture entered and occupied the tower Galfa, in order to create MACAO, the new arts center in Milan.

The tower is owned by Fondiaria Sai, whose honorary reference is Ligresti. The tower is located in a historic office skyscraper in the centrum of Milan, which has been left abandoned for more than fifteen years.

The exceptional creation of this new space for arts involved thousands of people, who since week one have been working hard to make this space livable and visible.

A lot of us every day come to Macao and experience the sharing of purposes and vision, which is enabling the emergence of a brand new perspective about the creation of an arts and culture center in the city.

We are receiving numerous requests, by academies, universities, and intellectuals that want to participate to this project in MACAO, by sharing their knowledge, providing their own means of production, carrying whole classes and workshops in a space that, increasingly, is emerging as an previously unimaginable situation of cooperation and cultural enrichment.

We believe that this process of participation,which we experience with wonder and enthusiasm can represent the birth of a new perspective and a way to rethink the culture, especially during these times in which, too often, culture itself is considered as something relegated to secondary importance, because of a generalized crisis that continues to prevent us from imagining a future full of chances. We, instead, believe that Macao is showing, with strength, tenacity, and vision, another concept of thinking about power relations and another way of understanding life in our times. All this is contagious.

That said, the threat of imminent eviction is very heavy and we should not leave this wonderful process in the hands of the logic of police repression.

WE ASK ALL OF US, ALL CITIZENS, ARTISTS, AND THINKERS, TO SHARE AND SPREAD THIS APPEAL TO PROTECT MACAO.

Send an email to proteggiamomacao@gmail.com to sign the call of support.


About MACAOMACAO, the new arts centre in Milan, is a great experiment in building with a bottom up approach a space in which to produce art and culture. A place where artists and citizens can gather together in order to invent a new system of rules for a common and participatory management which, in an autonomous way, will redefine time and priorities of their work and allow them to experiment with new common languages.

We are artists, curators, critics, guards, graphic designers, performers, actors, dancers, musicians, writers, journalists, art teachers, students, and everybody who works in the field of art and culture. We’ve been mobilizing for one year, meeting in assemblies to discuss our situation as precarious workers in the fields of artistic production, entertainment, media, entertainment industry, festivals, and the so-called economy of the event. A world increasingly hostage of the finance that exploits and absorbs the primary task of culture, which is to be an economy of sharing.

We represent a large share of the workforce of this city that has always been an outpost of advanced service sector. We are the multitude of workers of the creative industries that too often have to submit to humiliating conditions to access income, with no protection and no coverage in terms of welfare, not even being considered as proper interlocutors for the current labor reform, all focused on the instrumental debate over Article 18. We were born precarious, we are the pulse of the future economy, and we will not continue to accommodate exploitation mechanisms, and loss redistribution.

We opened MACAO in order to let the culture strongly regain a piece of Milan, in response to a story that too often has seen the city ravaged by public procurement professionals, unscrupulous building permits, in a neo-liberal logic that has always humiliated the inhabitants and pursued a single goal: the profit of few excluding the many.

Since last spring, many citizens, artists and cultural workers have given life to new experiences through practices of occupation of public and private abandoned spaces. Such experiences are proving to last in time, by taking care of culture, territories, work, new forms of economy, and new forms of collective intelligence. The artistic production must therefore be entirely rethought, we must take this time and this right in a serious and radical way, directly taking care of what is ours. MACAO is this, a space for everyone that must become an active laboratory where art, entertainment, culture, education, and information workers are invited. Here artists, intellectuals, lawyers, constitutionalists, activists, writers, film makers, philosophers, economists, architects and urban planners, neighbourhood and city inhabitants should take the time to build a social, common, and cooperative dimension.

We have a lot of work to do. We must transform these words into real practices, more and more constituent and effective, in order to build alternative models to those in which we live, and everything depends on us. We should not take anything for granted, producing competent inquiries, debates, analysis, and confrontations concerning all the territories that produce inequality and expropriation of value, not to mention the new forms into which the capitalist ideology is disguising. We need to have joy and humour to transform this commitment into a human, collective, and liberated moment. We should take care of this space so that it can host everyone. It is fundamental that in this space art and communication cease to be ends in themselves. Just the opposite: they must explode and find their motivations in this fight, building new imaginaries and bringing into light the world that we see. Viva MACAO and keep up the good work!

MACAO fought alongside and within this network: Lavoratori dell’arte, Cinema Palazzo in Rome, Teatro Valle Occupato in Rome, Sale Docks in Venice, Teatro Coppola in Catania, L’Asilo della Creatività e della Conoscenza in Naples, and Teatro Garibaldi Aperto in Palermo.

www.lavoratoridellarte.orgwww.facebook.com/macaomiwww.facebook.com/lavoratoridellarte
Art and Education

Monday, May 14, 2012

Ar.Co Intensive Studio in Drawing and Painting: call for applications‏

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Centro de Arte & Comunicação Visual (Ar.Co)

Intensive Studio in Drawing and Painting

July–September 2012
Application deadline: 18 June 2012

Centro de Arte & Comunicação Visual (Ar.Co)Quinta de S. Miguel
Almada, Portugal

www.arco.pt
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The Intensive Summer Studio in Drawing and Painting is structured in three sequential parts and accepts international and national students with previous training aiming to explore and render more substantial the orientation of their work. Two or three tutors will be present at every session (depending on need) and provide individual commentary according to each participant's personal pace and the degree of development of his/her work. Sessions will be conducted in both English and Portuguese.

Selected works may integrate the "Fall Exhibition/Open Studio" of Ar.Co, in September 2012.

Application/portfolio
15 good quality jpg images and a brief bio in Word document format. Selective interview.

HoursI: July 23–August 11Studio hours Monday–Friday 10–8pm. Tutorials Tuesdays and Thursdays 3–6pm
II: August 13–August 31Studio hours Monday–Friday 10–8pm. Tutorials Fridays 3–6pm
III: September 3–September 7Studio hours Monday–Friday 10– 8pm. Tutorials Tuesdays and Thursdays 3–6pm

Number of participants: 10–16

TutorsManuel Castro Caldas Executive Director of Ar.Co; teaches and coordinates the Advanced Course in Fine Arts
Marcelo Costa Practicing artist; Head of the Cinema/Movement Image Department
Manuel Caldeira Practicing artist; teaches Painting/Drawing Level 3 at Ar.Co

InterviewsWeek of June 21–29

Tuition, registration feem, and school insurance445 EUR + 45 EUR (enrolment) + 2,5 EUR (insurance)

Useful informationThe Summer Studio will take place in the generous studio spaces of Ar.Co's installations at the Quinta de S. Miguel in Almada, a refurbished 19th-century farm complex and a ten minute drive from Lisbon and the ocean beaches of Caparica.
The school's library on the premises includes computers with internet access and Wifi.
Participants have access to a common area with a fridge, microwaves, coffee machine, etc.

Transportation20 minutes from Lisbon
By boat: Cais do Sodré to Cacilhas. In Cacilhas take the surface metro to Universidade and get off at Pragal Station. Walk 100m upwards to to Quinta de S. Miguel.
By train: From Entrecampos, Sete Rios or Campolide Stations direction Sétubal or Cóina (approx. every 15min). Get off at Estação do Pragal. Walk 100m upwards to to Quinta de S. Miguel.

For further information and applicationsAna Martinho: anabmartinho@arco.ptIsabel Santos: direccao@arco.pt

Thursday, February 16, 2012

OPEN CALL | culturia | residency

Opportunity

OPEN CALL | culturia | residency | Berlin
by culturia_artist_in_residence 10 Feb 23:14
Date
From: 10 Feb 00:00 To: 26 Feb 18:00
Location
Berlin Germany
Website
http://culturia.de/
Description
brief introduction to culturia culturia has been building its networks since 2005 and has progressively changed from a residency using temporary spaces in Berlin to develop into an experimental place where the practice of exploring artistic process became the concept. idea and program culturia is a twofold: an art residency and a non-material collection. Strategically declining in its approach to pure studio practice, culturia invites artists to present projects in close relation between process and presentation. The main point of the program is to enhance the internal development of the artist during the short-term residency, which can be more valuable than a production of new objects. Following this vision culturia has opened, parallel to the realization of the artist’s proposal, a construction of a document that seeks for the understanding of an ideal point of view on art. Here, the approach and medium are chosen by the artist as long as the statement remains “visible” to others. The non-material collection is used with agreement of artists to safeguard a record of their singular point of view. Gathered material will be used for retrospective exhibitions and other eligible events. open to Artists and researchers. No restrictions on media. culturia offers
  • Room, simple set up
  • Access to culturia partners (workshop services, show rooms, artists, curators and art platforms)
  • Offered co-working space
  • No studio space is provided
costs - Total cost of the three month residency is €675 (this is paid in 3 instalments of €225 at the beginning of each month) - Deposit: 100 € (returned to the resident upon departure) accommodation information The hosting place has 4 individual rooms, living room, balcony, kitchen and the necessary equipment to live (washing machine, oven, fridge, Wi-Fi internet connection…). Rooms have the basics: bed and desk (no bedding is given). expectation An engaged and responsible development of the proposal in the residency timeframe deadline for application Applications for residency period from 1st May – 31st July 2012 will be accepted until 26th February 2012 (closing time for applications - 6pm) documentation required In order to apply you must provide the following:
  • A completed application form: http://culturia.de/application-form/
  • Personal data
  • Project proposal (max. 1000 characters)
  • Motivation statement (max. 500 characters)
  • CV
  • Documentation of previous works: websites, etc
  • Additional PDF or digital data – max 10 MB, must be sent to application@culturia.de
The submission process will close on 26th February 2012 and decisions will be announced on 4th March 2012. For more information on upcoming deadlines for the remainder of 2012, please visit http://culturia.de/application/ if you have any queries please contact culturia / Soldiner str. 92, 13359 Berlin, Germany Phone: +49 (30) 21464692 E-Mail: info@culturia.de Web: www.culturia.de

Friday, January 27, 2012

RCF/FRC - Open call for travel grants

The Roberto Cimetta Fund has launched an open call for travel grants from 1st to 31st January 2012 in the framework of two partnerships with Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture and with Marseille-Provence, European Capital of Culture 2013.
The RCF/Guimarães 2012 fund is open to artists and cultural operators in all artistic disciplines from the Euro-Mediterranean-Arab region[1] whose travel project will take place between Guimarães and the Euro-Mediterranean-Arab region and/or in relation to a project linked to Guimarães 2012. Priority will be given to projects in music, performing arts, cinema, visual arts, design and architecture, preferably in the framework of a residency.


The RCF/Marseille-Provence 2013 fund is open to artists and cultural operators from the Euro-Mediterranean-Arab region whose travel project will take place from a country of the South and East coasts of the Mediterranean to another country of that same zone or from a country of the South and East coasts of the Mediterranean to Europe, preferably other than France. Only in exceptional cases will mobility from a European country to a country of the South or East coasts be considered; the same applies for mobility linked to countries of the Arabian Gulf. The aim of the trip needs to be linked to the Marseille Provence 2013 project and/or the area of Marseille Provence 2013 (which extends from Arles to La Ciotat through the Pays d’Aix).

Candidates must also respect the general criteria of RCF which apply to these specific funding lines:
1) The aim of your trip must directly or indirectly show potential for a constructive and long-term impact on the arts sector in the Mediterranean basin. This means that your travel must contribute to your own capacity building, which in turn can be shared in a “networking” fashion that will benefit connecting artists and operators in your own country or region so as to maintain, renew and develop contemporary arts.
2) New criteria: Your trip can take place as soon as the call opens but in this case you run the risk of buying your ticket without knowing if the application is successful or not.
3) Applicant’s profile
-             No nationality or age criteria. Applicant lives or works in the Euro-Mediterranean-Arab region.
-             Profession: performers, creators, teachers, cultural organisers, administrators, project leaders.
-             Financial means: applicants who are unable to find the financial resources themselves.
4) Applications must be made on an individual basis by email to grant@cimettafund.org. Only 3 members of a group can apply for a grant concerning the same project. A grant holder can only reapply twice. Applicants must choose the cheapest form of transport and can only apply for one international return travel ticket and visa costs (local transport is not reimbursed).

The date of the next selection is: 1st April 2012 (Deadline for receiving applications: 31/01/2012)

If you want to apply, please visit the Roberto Cimetta Fund’s website NOW and fill in the contact form on the website www.cimettafund.org. The appropriate application form will be sent to you. Please fill it in and return it to grant@cimettafund.org before 31st January. For more information on the Guimarães 2012 project, please check the following website www.guimaraes2012.pt. For more information on the Marseille-Provence 2013 project, please visit www.marseille-provence2013.fr


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[1] contemporary performing arts (theatre, dance, circus/street/puppet art) music, visual arts, digital arts, photography, film, new writing, playwriting, storytelling, poetry, trans-disciplinary projects.

South Zone: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mauritania, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Turkey, and the countries of the Arabian gulf, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates Yemen

East Zone: Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Rumania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Armenia, Moldavia.

North Zone: Northern Europe: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway. South of Europe:  Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Italy, Malta, and Portugal

Greatmore studios: call for applications for visiting artists' residency

Greatmore Studios now invites applications from mid-career artists from all over the world for the second Visiting Artists Programme of 2012 (May – July). The aim of the Visiting Artists Residency is to facilitate cultural exchange and creative dialogue, by bringing together international and local artists in a stimulating and supportive environment.
As part of this programme, the Visiting Artists are obliged

•To create new artworks during their 3-month residency
•Show this body of work in a group exhibition at Greatmore Studios at the end of the residency;
•Conduct an outreach project in and with the local community;
•Give a presentation of their previous works and plans for this residency to the local art community;
•Interact with the permanent resident artists and participate in Greatmore Studios’ activities
During the residency, Greatmore Studios will provide the visiting artists with
•Accommodation,
•Studio space,
•Per diems,
•An outreach and materials budget
•Assistance with the exhibition

GREATMORE STUDIOS DOES NOT COVER TRAVEL, VISA OR INSURANCE COSTS.
Applicants must submit the following with their application:
•Curriculum vitae and short bio
•Motivational letter
•A copy of Identity Document/ Passport
•Examples of your work (3-6 images good quality Jpeg format, slides or photographs)
•A profile picture of the artist
•A list of additional sources of funding for the residency, if any (i.e. travel funds, extra material budget, etc.)
Deadline: 27 January 2012
For further information please contact: Pamella
Tel: +27-21 447 9699
info@greatmoreart.org
www.greatmoreart.org

Call for application for second edition of the Programme in Cultural Economics

Bayimba Cultural Foundation (Uganda) in collaboration with CREARE Foundation, the Netherlands, are pleased to invite you to apply and take part in the second edition of the Programme in Cultural Economics that is organised for art and cultural practitioners and managers from East Africa to be held in Jinja, Uganda.


This year the programme will be organised in two separate sessions of six days each and (online) distance learning. The first session will take place from 3rd – 9th May 2012 and the second (tentatively) in October 2012. Each session is planned as a week-long training, which will be a combination of theoretical and practical training and includes a social programme. Between the two sessions, participants will work on group projects to implement knowledge to practice while they will have interactive online discussions with faculty members and participants.

The programme is able to host a group of twenty (20) participants that will participate in both sessions and the online interactions for the duration of the programme. Please note that the space is Limited.


If you are interested in participating in the programme, please fill in the application form and send it to education@bayimba.org as soon as possible but no later than 30th January, 2012. Applications are presented to a selection committee. Selected participants will receive a confirmation by the end of February 2012.

More information from:
Rosette Nteyafas
Head of Arts Education Department
Bayimba Cultural Foundation and
Bayimba International Festival of the Arts
P.O.Box 34806 Kampala
Tel: +256 414 591 670
Mobile: +256 783 005005
education@bayimba.org
www.bayimba.org

Friday, January 13, 2012

Kuona Trust Artist-in-Residency

Kuona Trust Artist-in-Residency
 
Kuona has funding from the RNE to invite 3 international artists on a 2 month fully funded residency, artists will be given a studio at Kuona, accommodation, material allowance and a small per diem.
 
Dates:                         deadline for applications    notification
1 June-31 July 2012                31 Jan 2012                   31 Feb 2012
 
Kuona is looking for applications from visual artists particularly from the global South, e.g. Africa, South East Asia, China, South America, Caribbean or The Netherlands.

Applications by email to info@kuonatrust.org
  1. Letter of application explaining in depth why you want to come to Kuona Trust, Kenya
  2. 6 images of your work, not larger than 500 KB each or a video, do not send links to blogs or website instead
  3. artist’s statement
  4. artist’s biography
  5. CV
  6. 2 referees
Expectations:
  • artists will be based in a  Kuona Trust studio
  • artists will stay for the full duration of the residency and engage in Kuona activities as one of the studio artists.
  • artists will give a visual presentation to the local artist community at the start of the residency
  • At the end of the residency, artists will be given an exhibition or an open studio.
  • artists will be assisted by Kuona in the event they would like to host an outreach activity or artists’ workshop
  • The artist will write a short report about their residency before they leave Kuona.
Selection will be by panel, only those artists excepted will be contacted by the deadline above.  Once selected, Kuona will send detailed information on the residency including practical information on visas, insurance, health requirements etc. and assist with a letter of invitation and any other documentation required.
The Triangle New York Workshop, USA

Here is the link to the applications for the Triangle New York Workshop
http://triangleworkshop.org/workshop/

Sincere thanks!
Sarah
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, International Limited-Residency MFA in Photography‏

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Susan Thelwell and Georg Parthen (Class of 2012). 
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

Call for Applications

Priority Deadline January 14, 2012 
International Limited-Residency MFA in Photography 
Summer Residency: Hartford, CT
Fall Residencies: NYC & San FranciscoSpring Residency: Berlin
For more information: www.hartfordphotomfa.org

AboutThe international limited-residency MFA in Photography at the Hartford Art School is an innovative program designed for both mature individuals with established experience in the field as well as recent graduates who wish to further their own practice and acquire an MFA degree in order to facilitate their professional credentials as artists and educators.
Q? How does this limited-residency model work?A: Our approach offers a "blended learning model"—research, independent study, and online critiques—with on-site classroom learning. The program couples intensive on-campus sessions during the summer with travel components in the spring and fall. The summer sessions meet at the University of Hartford for two-weeks, during which time students and faculty interact inside and outside the classroom. The fall and spring sessions meet at off-site locations such as NYC, San Francisco and Berlin for 7–10 days. In the time between classroom sessions students complete course assignments and maintain regular contact with their Thesis Advisor. The total time to the MFA is twenty-five months, of which only ten to twelve weeks are spent away from your studio.
Q? Who are the faculty?A: The faculty is gathered from the United States and International locations and is augmented by visiting artists, curators, writers and other leading professionals in the field.
FacultyALEC SOTH (USA)DOUG DUBOIS (USA)MICHAEL SCHÄFER (GERMANY)ROBERT LYONS (USA)MARY FREY (USA)DR. JÖRG M COLBERG (USA) 
Visiting Artists and GuestsAdam Bartos, Roe Etheridge, Larry Fink, Justine Kurland, Thomas Weski, Ute Mahler, Werner Mahler, Wiebke Loeper, Joachim Brohm, Markus Schaden, Michael Schmidt, Mark Tomlinson – master book binder. 
Q? Why a limited-residency model?A: This new model enhances a student's ability to pursue a higher education degree while allowing the student to continue to participate in their own community. Students can engage in projects that are not site specific or nearby the University throughout the program, as well as continue in their professional responsibilities as educators or committed professionals in the field. 
AdmissionThe international limited-residency MFA in Photography at the Hartford Art School is designed to attract mature practitioners in the field from all over the globe. A check off list of what you need to apply for admission can be found in the downloadable version of the application. The application can also be completed and filed electronically.
Of special note: all applicants must already have a recognized baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Students who earned their degree outside of the USA, will use the World Education Services (WES) to validate their transcripts. In addition international students are required to have completed the TOEFL unless waived by the director of the program. 
The priority deadline for application is January 14, 2012. Applications will be considered until the class is full.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Art Residency in Dubai


Art Dubai



Bastakiya.
Photo courtesy of Robeya Wiliams Walt.


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Artists-in-Residence (A.i.R) Dubai

Art Dubai Announces Artists- and Curator-in-Residence for 2012


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Delfina Foundation delfinafoundation.com
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Tashkeel tashkeel.org


Art Dubai, in partnership with the Delfina Foundation, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and Tashkeel, has launched Artists-in-Residence (A.i.R) Dubai 2012, an annual programme for artists and curators based in the historic quarter of Bastakiya, Dubai.

Artists Hadeyah Badri, Fayçal Baghriche, Zeinab Al Hashimi, Magdi Mostafa, Nasir Nasrallah, and Deniz Uster have been selected for the three-month residency in the lead-up to Art Week, the Gulf-wide programme of fairs, museum shows, exhibitions, performances and projects that coincides with Art Dubai each March. The 2012 curator-in-residence is Alexandra MacGilp.

As part of their residency, Fayçal Baghriche, Magdi Mostafa, and Deniz Uster are commissioned to make site-specific works for Art Dubai Projects, a programme of new works and performances that explore the fabric and economy of an art fair, embracing the theatrical nature of such an event.

All six artists will be exhibiting as part of an Open Studios programme included in Sikka Art Fair during Art Week 2012.

The artists—three from Asia and the Middle East, three from the UAE—were selected by representatives of the partner organisations plus guest curator November Paynter, Associate Director of Research and Programs at SALT, Istanbul and Director of the Artist Pension Trust, Dubai. The curator-in-residence was selected by A.i.R. Dubai selection panel, with critic HG Master of ArtAsiaPacific, following an open call. The curator's residency is in collaboration with ArtAsiaPacific.


Artists-in-residence

Hadeyeh Badri studied Visual Communications and Design at the American University of Sharjah. She is the co-founder of Möbius Design Studio, a collective engaged in experimental processes, and conceptual and formal investigations. Her work is an exploration of typography, photography and other media.

Fayçal Baghriche lives and works in Paris. A collector of narratives and traces and an assembler of objects and films, he proposes images that thwart the identification reflex. Recent international exhibitions include 'Architecture of survival', Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2008); 'Second Hand', the Museum of Modern Art, Paris (2010); and 'The Future of a Promise' at the 54th Venice Biennial (2011).

Zeinab Al Hashemi is a young visual artist based in Dubai, who specializes in multi-media design and sources her ideas from elements of popular culture. She is also the creator of Dibs & Dips, the first Emirati pop art modern bakery concept.

Magdi Mostafa is a Cairo-based artist who works primarily with site-specific, research-driven sound projects, multimedia installations and experimental music. Exhibitions include 'Invisible Presence', Malawian museum, Cairo (2009); 'The One & the Multiple', La Capella de Barcelona (2010); 'Sound Cells (Fridays') ', Cairo Opera House (2010).

Nasir Nasrallah is a Sharjah-based visual artist. His practice is driven by the need to experiment with new concepts and methodologies and to transform raw materials into art. Nasrallah's first solo exhibition was held at the Sharjah Art Museum (2009). Other international exhibitions include The Fine Arts Creative Gulf Artists, Kuwait (2009) and Sana'a International Forum for Plastic Arts (2009). Nasrallah is vice chairman of the Emirates Fine Arts Society.

Deniz Uster is based in Glasgow and Istanbul. Her work often implies processes of transmutation, and draws upon the language of alchemy. Uster's work has been featured in 'Light Courses', Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul (2010); 'Encrypting Signs on the Fabric of a Rhizome', La Giarina Gallery, Verona (2011); 'Confessions of Dangerous Minds, Contemporary Art from Turkey', Saatchi Gallery, London (2011).

Curator-in-Residence

Based in London, Alexandra MacGilp is interested in film, video, performance and installation practices and working with archive materials. MacGlip has curated multi-media exhibitions with accompanying talks and performance programmes in London, Hamburg and Kabul, often working as part of a curatorial collective with Cassandra Needham. She contributes regularly to EXIT Express and artvehicle.com, which she co-founded in 2006.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Call for Applications: Thematic Residencies and Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) Programs at The Banff Centre‏

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Photo: Students on deck of Chalet III (Farrally Hall), The Banff Centre, 1956.
The Banff Centre

Call for Applications: Thematic Residencies and Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) Programs

www.banffcentre.ca

01 The Retreat: A Position of dOCUMENTA (13)Banff Research in Culture 2012
Faculty: Bifo – Franco Berardi, Bruno Bosteels, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Pierre Huyghe, Catharine Malabou, Gáspár Miklós Tamás
Organizers: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Kitty Scott, Imre Szeman
Program dates: August 2, 2012–August 15, 2012
Application deadline: December 2, 2011
The Retreat constitutes a section of dOCUMENTA (13) that will take place at The Banff Centre during the course of the 2012 exhibition in Kassel, Germany.
Through the act (v.) and space (n.) of retreat, participants will raise questions about the character of our society and the modes of artistic and cultural investigation being introduced today to create new modes of becoming and belonging.
21 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL STOP PLEASE ALLOW FEATURES ASSUME EXPRESSION INDICATIVE OF AMUSEMENT JOY PLEASURE BENEVOLENCE ETCETERA BY DRAWING UP CORNERS OF MOUTH AND GENERALLY RELAXING FACIAL MUSCLES STOP LOVE FOR ALL STEFAN STOPFaculty: Angie Keefer, Isla Leaver-Yap, Will Holder, Robert Snowden
Program dates: May 7, 2012–June 1, 2012
Application deadline: December 16, 2011
This residency is about the pleasure of writing and drawing images and words. Sort of. More to the point, it's about two artists and a publishing company. Or, if you'll allow us a boardroom illustration: It's about what happens when the Venn diagram of artistic, literary, and scientific disciplines is re-conceived as a single, hand-drawn circle. For four weeks, we'll think about reading, writing, and publishing as artists, which is not the same thing as reading, writing and publishing plain, or, say, reading, writing, and publishing about art.
22 A PAPER A DRAWING A MOUNTAIN
Faculty: Silke Otto-Knapp, Jan Verwoert
Program dates: June 18, 2012–July 28, 2012
Application deadline: January 20, 2012
Doing impressions: What if we understood mimesis not so much in terms of representation, but literally, as a form of imitation, of mimicking, of doing impressions of nature? To draw a mountain is to mimic it, and, as a form of mimicry, a magical form of becoming.
Mimesis, as a magical practice, is a question of technique: of molding your vowels, modulating the lines you draw or paint, adapting movements, as a means of activating the sympathetic relationship between you and what's out there.
The residency will be organized around regular field trips dedicated to plein air drawing, and close reading seminars in which to develop alternative intuitions of what mimesis could be.
23 Experimental Comedy Training CampFaculty: Michael Portnoy
Guests: Steven M. Johnson, Reggie Watts
Program dates: September 10, 2012–October 26, 2012
Application deadline: April 13, 2012
Rule #1: What you were doing and calling "art" is now called "experimental comedy."
This residency will include a light study of contemporary humour theory in the fields of psychology, philosophy, and cognitive linguistics as well as a sprint through comedy-writing instructional texts and books on comedy in the visual arts. A weekly experimental comedy club, daily prank calls, and regular "roasts" will occur, where we take existing works of art, ideas, and forms of practice and tweak, skewer, prune and graft them to create new destabilizing chimera. In group sessions, the four main areas of focus will be language/logic, movement/character, scenario/situation, and things which do things.
25 Wood Land School – What colour is the present?Faculty: Duane Linklater
Guest: Brian Jungen
Program dates: January 7, 2013–February 22, 2013
Application deadline: June 29, 2012
We should meet in the mountains to investigate: What colour is the present?
On a weekly basis, the Wood Land School will convene to share work, performance, poetry, dance, video, mix-tapes, songs, drink, and food to determine what colour is the present. Our determinations will be guided by our languages, where we come from, our city lives, our rural lives (or in between). We will get together in the mountains to see what becomes of this.
Please note: Enrolment to this program is limited to individuals of Aboriginal descent (status, non-status, Métis or Inuit).
Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) Programs
Ongoing opportunities
Banff Artist in Residence programs offer independent periods of study where artists, curators, and other arts professionals are free to experiment and explore. Participants are provided with an individual studio accessible 24 hours a day, as well as use of Visual Arts facilities including printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. BAIR offers short and long-term opportunities to work at a remove from the constraints of everyday life.

For more information and to apply:
Office of the Registrar
Email: arts_info@banffcentre.ca
Phone: 403.762.6180 or 1.800.565.9989
www.banffcentre.ca/va
      

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mills College

Mills College

MFA program in studio art

www.mills.edu/academics/graduate/arts

Mills College's MFA program in studio art provides artists with both a formal and a conceptual foundation in contemporary art.  Mills' interdisciplinary community of artists provides the perfect setting for the development of a personal practice and professional engagement in contemporary artistic dialogue.
In the context of a small liberal arts college, students receive individual attention from Mills' distinguished professors and visiting artists.  Admission into this two-year graduate program is competitive and designed to both facilitate personal, artistic growth and meet the demanding standards of the profession.
Students are encouraged to work interdisciplinarily, but select a focus among painting, sculpture, installation, photography, intermedia, new genres, video, and electronic arts. Mills College houses excellent studios for all of these disciplines. Other resources include the Mills College Art Museum, digital computer lab, video suites, and both dark room and state of the art digital printing labs.
Graduate students in studio art also enjoy spacious, private studios during the entire two years of their program. Students are required to work in these on campus studios to facilitate interaction with fellow artists, faculty, and both visiting artists and scholars.
The MFA program culminates in a thesis exhibition of student work in the Mills College Art Museum, which draws substantial interest from local gallery owners, art dealers, and critics.
More InformationMFA ProgramMFA BlogMills College Art Museum
About Mills College
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is an undergraduate college for women with graduate programs for women and men. With a total student body of almost 1,600, the Mills campus provides an intimate environment dedicated to intellectual discovery. Between classes, students can enjoy the natural beauty of the lush, park-like campus, attend one of many inspiring events led by renowned guest speakers, artists, and scholars, or explore the social, cultural, and recreational opportunities of the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. As one of our students put it, "Mills is a world within a world."
Studio Art and Art History FacultySamara HalperinHung LiuAnna Valentina MurchCatherine F. WagnerJames Fei
Ken Burke
Moira Roth
Mary-Ann Milford
Stephanie Hanor (Director, Mills College Art Museum)
Recent Visiting Artists and ScholarsRobert Irwin
Vito Acconci
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Tom Marioni
Jim Cambbell
Kathryn Spence
Mary Heilmann
Pae White
Uta Barth
Dave Muller
Charlotte Cotton
Hou Hanru
Frances Stark
Camille Utterback
Trevor Paglen
Sharon Lockhart
Jennifer Steinkamp
Laurel Nakadate

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Lamu Artist in Residence Program

Artist in Residence

The Lamu Artist in Residence Program

The Lamu Artist in Residence Program has been set up to help spread knowledge of life in Lamu, and to foster deeper intellectual, cultural and artistic links between this Kenyan island and the rest of the world.
The Residency aims to provide space and time for artists from all fields to pursue their work in a peaceful and unusual environment for three to six weeks. We welcome applicants in all artistic disciplines including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic prose, screen-writing, translation, painting, sculpture, video art, photography, architecture, music and design.
Artists’ projects do not need to be related to Lamu, but the hope is that this island will inspire the creation of works that reveal aspects of its history, landscape and people. It would be wonderful if artists could donate something (a poem, a painting, a photo…)  to Fishbone House, as a souvenir of their stay. Otherwise, a suitable acknowledgement of the Residency, in a book for example, would be greatly appreciated.
Artists will take residence in Fishbone House, a Swahili mansion in Shela village, Lamu.
Please email us for more details of the Residency conditions and application procedure.

more: http://www.lamupaintersfestival.org/artist-in-residence/artist-in-residence.php

Thursday, September 1, 2011

ARTERIAL NETWORK: ARTWATCH AFRICA PROJECT CALL FOR RESEARCHERS

ARTERIAL NETWORK: ARTWATCH AFRICA PROJECT CALL FOR RESEARCHERS

Artwatch Africa is a project of Arterial Network, an Africa-wide civil society network of artists, cultural activists, creative enterprises, cultural NGOs and others engaged in the development of the African creative sector in its own right, and as a means to contribute to human rights, democracy and the eradication of poverty in Africa. Artwatch Africa – the establishment of which has been made possible by Mimeta Foundation - will monitor and campaign around the practice of, and constraints on freedom of creative expression in Africa. Arterial Network hereby calls for Researchers to map freedom of creative expression (the right of artists freely to express their opinions and to create and distribute their art) in all African countries.

Tasks:

Each researcher will be required to:

1.National laws
1.1provide information about the country’s ratification of international instruments that promote and protect freedom of creative expression
1.2provide information about the country’s constitution and its protection – or not – of freedom of creative expression
1.3provide information about any existing law that governs/affects freedom in producing or distributing art in all its forms (film, theatre, music, visual art, literature, dance, etc)
1.4provide information about any legal mechanism – national, regional or local – that plays a censorship role with regard to the freedom of creative expression and distribution
1.5provide information about any laws and/or legal mechanism that control to seek to censor the media – television, radio, print, web, etc – thereby potentially impacting directly or indirectly on the arts
1.6provide concrete examples of how artists have been, or are affected by these

2.Religious, cultural and other traditions
2.1provide information about religious and/or traditions laws that impact negatively on freedom of creative expression.
2.2provide concrete examples of how artists have been, or are affected by these

3.Informal forms of censorship
3.1provide information about ways in which artists are censored or have their freedoms adversely affected that are not legally or culturally based e.g. political or other forms of intimidation
3.2provide information about ways in which accessing public funds or other perks are used to intimidate or censor artists

4.Human rights organisations
4.1to provide contact details of human rights organisations active in the country
4.1.1international organisations e.g. Amnesty International
4.1.2national organisations e.g. Lawyers for Human Rights
4.1.3local organisations
4.2to provide contact details of arts organisations working in the field of human rights or in defence and promotion of human rights
4.3to provide contact details of media (journalists, newspapers, bloggers, etc) working to promote or defend human rights

5.Examples of contraventions of freedom of creative expression
5.1provide concrete examples of artists who have suffered under the contravention of freedom of expression by
5.1 political authorities
5.2 religious authorities
5.3 cultural practices
5.4 economic or other forms of censorship
5.5 fellow artists or arts organisations

Required competencies:

-Possess good knowledge of the artistic, cultural and human rights sector in the country
-Be organized and be able to adhere to strict deadlines
-Have a background or interest in cultural management, human, law or political sciences
-Proven research ability (senior students are welcome to apply)
-The ability to read and write well in Arabic or French or English or Portuguese (depending on the country)
-Competency in Microsoft Word
-Access to internet

Conditions of recruitment:

Length of mission: Eight-weeks (to be completed by 31 October 2011
Remuneration: 500 euros for the whole mission.
Please note that preference will be given to members of Arterial Network.

Please send a letter of application stating your country and motivating your suitability for this research undertaking. Also include your résumé, whether you are a member of Arterial Network or not, and your contact details (email address, skype address, mobile number, landline) to Espera Donouvossi at espera@arterialnetwork.org.

Closing date: Friday 2 September 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Artist Portfolio Magazine "Cover Art IV" Competition


A perfect opportunity for artists to get their work featured on the cover of Artist Portfolio Magazine and seen by over 50,000 unique readers and over 7 million unique online readers from all over the world.

This cover art competition is following the theme “Open,” and this “open” is opened to artist's interpretation. All art will be placed on the site for the duration of the contest, so artists are guaranteed to have exposure even if they do not win this competition.

The winner will be placed on the cover of Issue #4 of Artist Portfolio Magazine. Top three artists will receive cash prices ($250, $100 and $50) and will be featured in the magazine. Places 4-13 will receive half a page feature in the magazine. 20 Honorable Mentions will be featured in Artist Portfolio Magazine.

Entree fee for the "Cover Art IV" contest is $45 for up to two images or $35 entry fee for early birds who register by August 1, 2011.

13th annual Pastel 100 competition




Organized by The Pastel Journal, America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, the 13th annual Pastel 100 competition is open to all artists worldwide aged 16 or older (employees or associates of F+W Media, Inc., Jack Richeson & Co. Inc., or their immediate families may not enter).

Entrants can compete in 5 categories: Landscape & Interior, juried by Richard McKinley; Portrait/Figure, juried by Margaret Dyer; Still Life/Floral, juried by Peter Seltzer; Animal/Wildlife, juried by Dawn Emerson; Abstract/Non-objective, juried by Cecily Kahn.

The competition material can be submited online or sent through regular mail on CD accompanied by an official entry form.
Artists can enter all categories and there are no limits for the number of sent images; this doesn't mean of course that you can send several images of each work.
There's an entry fee of $20 per image, payable by credit card, check or money order.
All entries must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2011.

The Pastel 100 competition offers several prizes to its winners:

The pastel Journal Grand Prize Award: $5,000 Cash
The Pastel Journal Gold Medal Award: $2,500 Cash
The Pastel Journal Silver Medal Award: $1,500 Cash
The Pastel Journal Bronze Medal Award: $1,000 Cash

Several prizes in the form of pastel sets and pastel surfaces will be attributed by the Jack Richeson/Unison Pastels Category Awards, as well as a Special Award by the Ruth Richeson/Unison Pastels Award consisted of a set of Unison pastels (324 pieces, value $1,800) + $750 worth of Richeson Co. products.

All top prize winners and place winners will receive features in The Pastel Journal (April 2012 issue).

There will be 70 Honourable Mentions, with image and information about each painting published in the Pastel Journal magazine.

Carefully read the rules and the submission guidelines before entering the competition

Friday, July 29, 2011

CALL TO ARTISTS

Northern California Arts, Inc. Bold Expressions 56th Annual Open International Juried Art Exhibition. Juror: Margot Schulzke. Exhibit opens Oct 4 thru 29, 2011.
8/6/11 Disk or E-mail deadline (boldex11@gmail.com)
Go to www.sacfinearts.org for entry form/rules/calendar/location.

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Sound Art Theories Symposium

Art and
Education
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Michael Schumacher, Room Piece for Chicago, 2007.
Photo by Lou Mallozzi.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Sound Art Theories Symposium

SAIC Columbus Auditorium
280 S. Columbus Dr.
November 5 & 6, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

www.saic.edu/sats


Presented by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Sound, the Sound Arts Theories Symposium will present a range of new theoretical work regarding sound as art and art as sound.
Symposium presenters include:
• Christoph Cox, Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College and a faculty member at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
• David Grubbs, Associate Professor in the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, CUNY
• Seth Kim-Cohen, Visiting Artist in the Sound Area at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
• Salomé Voegelin, Senior Lecturer in Sound Arts and Design, London College of Communication.
• Allen S. Weiss, the Departments of Performance Studies and Cinema Studies at New York University.
The symposium is also conducting an Open Call for Papers, from which an additional five to eight presenters will be selected. They are seeking papers that speak to the plurality of theorizing about sound as art and art as sound, with particular interest in critical approaches to sound art that are not necessarily nor primarily related to music. These could include philosophy, critical theory, gender studies, politics, semiotics, relational aesthetics, as well as relationships to studies in the visual arts, architecture, cinema, literature, digital media, etc.
The submission deadline is August 21. For more information and details about submitting a paper to the Sound Art Theories Symposium, please visit www.saic.edu/sats.
The Sound Art Theories Symposium also includes the following free events presented by Chicago's Experimental Sound Studio:
  • Olivia Block and Joseph Mills, in collaboration with Lou Mallozzi: Laughter and Tears, surround-sound installation at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago, Friday and Saturday November 4 and 5, 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Steve Peters: four-channel sound installation at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Dr., open every day September 18–December 31, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Damon Locks: exhibition of screen prints inspired by Sun Ra, Audible Gallery, Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, open Saturday and Sunday, 1:00–5:00 p.m. or by appointment
125 USD for full symposium (100 USD advance registration), 25 USD each for individual panels (20 USD advance registration) 
About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
A nationally accredited leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to nearly 3,200 students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing; numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit www.saic.edu.

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