Monday, December 30, 2013

Nordberg Movement Dancenet Sweden Open Call

  • Location: 11 cities in Sweden
  • Deadline: January 15, 2014
  • Duration: 2015
  • Eligibility: We are looking for an idea that… - is specially conceived for Dancenet Sweden. - is adaptable to the range of different locations in our network, and aims to involve, communicate, contribute to and be influenced by different contexts and the people living in them - can take place at the various stages within the network - See more at:
  • Costs & Support: Chosen project will be fully produced, travel, accomodation, salary, production fee.
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Seeking project ideas from dance artists!

Open call 1 dec 2013 – 15 jan 2014

Dancenet Sweden is launching a new model for co-production between its various partners in Sweden and is now seeking an artistic idea from you, a choreographer or constellation/group, to develop in dialogue with Dancenet Sweden. The production period is spring/summer 2015, with the tour set for autumn 2015, hitting 12 Dancenet partners. You are welcome to send in your proposal between Dec 1, 2013 and Jan 15, 2014.

For more information:

Friday, December 27, 2013

Summer Institute for Visual Arts Visiting Artist Fellowships

  • Location: Springfield, MO USA
  • Deadline: January 12, 2014
  • Duration: five weeks
  • Eligibility: Applications are sought from internationally exhibiting artists who have an established body of work and exemplary professional record. An MFA or equivalent, teaching experience and a growing record of exhibitions and/or other activities is required. Preference will be given to candidates possessing knowledge and interest in historical and contemporary art issues across disciplines. The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience and his or her appropriateness to the Summer Institute of Visual Arts mission and curriculum, as well as quality of work and written statements.
  • Costs & Support: Each Visiting Artist Fellow receives $4500.00 USD in compensation to manage a 5-week Visiting Artist Studio course, offer a one-day technical workshop and give a public lecture. Fellows additionally receive on-campus housing and a private studio in the Warmack Faculty Studios building. Fellows are expected to be in residence full-time.
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The Summer Institute for Visual Arts at Drury University is currently seeking applications for Summer 2014 Visiting Artist Fellowships.
Established in 2007, the Summer Institute for Visual Arts (SIVA) at Drury University is dedicated to advanced research and practice in the field of contemporary visual arts. Each summer, SIVA offers a low-residency Master of Arts in Studio Art and Theory (MART) program for emerging and aspiring artists and, starting in 2014, four Visiting Artist Fellowships to internationally recognized artists.
Each Visiting Artist Fellowship lasts for five weeks during which time the recipients serve as mentors in the MART program with sufficient time and financial support to develop their own work. SIVA supports innovation and cross-disciplinary activity and encourages Visiting Artists to utilize the resources of the university to inform and support their artistic pursuits. Visiting Artist Fellows are responsible for a Visiting Artist Studio offered to the second and third year cohorts of MART students and are expected to play an active role in the Summer Institute through program-wide studio visits, workshops, reviews and lectures.
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, artist and/or teaching statement, CV, portfolio images or website (including examples of student work if possible) and the names and addresses (postal and email) of three references.
For more information:

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Goethe-Institut Postdoctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst

The program was inaugurated in August 2013 and awards each fellowship for one academic year. The second fellowship is to start in August 2014.

Haus der Kunst is a non-collecting public museum and a key global center for contemporary art. It is dedicated to exploring the diverse histories of contemporary art based on a foundation of focused exhibitions, research, and education. The museum's goal is to establish research as an integral cornerstone of its vision, and to develop a context for scholarship that allows for the interplay of art, culture, politics, and society in the way modern and contemporary art are understood on a global level. The "Goethe-Institut Fellowship" is an important building block toward this aim.

Supported by the Goethe-Institut, the "Goethe-Institut Fellowship at Haus der Kunst" is designed for international emerging scholars whose research focuses on global perspectives of modern and contemporary art in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. 
The fellowship shall concentrate on the research for a comprehensive exhibition project on the global art historical developments of the Post-war era. The Post-war project is substancially supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the first of a trilogy whose second and third chapters will be devoted to the periods of Post-colonialism and Post-communism. One of the main tasks is the research and organisation of a series of seminars and colloquia in preparation for the project. 
Qualifications and requirements
  • Completed doctorate degree in art history, museum studies, or related fields. 
  • Excellent knowledge of modern and contemporary art, with a global perspective and understanding on post-1945 art histories.
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in the field of research, education and/or exhibition practice at a research institute, university, or art college.
  • Fluent written and spoken English is essential, a second non-native language is desirable. 
  • An overall remuneration package of 25,000 euros for the entire year. This includes any health care and tax payments.
  • Accommodation is the responsibility of the successful candidate. 
  • Haus der Kunst will support the fellow in organizing administrational paperwork such as limited residency and work permits.
  • The fellow will be provided with a work area and full access to the infrastructure of Haus der Kunst and facilities in Munich. 

Interested scholars are invited to send their application via email to Isabella Kredler under The application should be in English and include a Curriculum Vitae, bibliography, reference letters and a cover letter explaining the motivation for the application. The application deadline is January 15, 2014.
The Goethe-Institut Fellowship at Haus der Kunst is financed by the Goethe-Institut e.V.
The research and exhibition project "Postwar – Art between Pacific and Atlantic, 1945-1965" is made possible by the substantial support of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Call for a curatorial project in France

Part of the programme for the 2014-15 season will be entrusted to an independent curator, a critic or a collective whose curatorial project has been chosen by La Box's selection panel.

The final proposal should lay down the project's structure and time frame before the end of June 2014, when timetabling of the exhibitions for the following season will take place. The project's experimental character will be one of the main selection criteria.
As part of the School's teaching context, the programme should include the presence and participation of the students in workshops extending from the designing of the exhibitions through to their actual presentation. The curator(s) should also choose and implement a liaison approach aimed at an outside audience.

The overall budget is 25,000 €. Of this 20,000 € will be devoted to production and transport of works, travel and accommodation expenses for the artists, travel expenses for the curator(s), communication, publications; the remaining 5000 euros will cover miscellaneous expenses for the curator(s).
The guest curator is paid a fee on presentation of an invoice.
La Box will provide accommodation for the curator during the period of residency, either in an artist's studio or one of the other facilities offered by the School.
This accommodation is provided because The Box will require the regular presence of the curator for his/her project and teaching duties, although a part of the work can be carried out elsewhere.
The curator will work in association with the School's teaching team and in particular with the teachers in charge of the programme: Arnaud Deshayes, Ingrid Luche and Hervé Trioreau. He/she will be assisted by La Box's permanent team: Chloé Nicolas (coordinator) and Véronique Frémiot (registrar and cultural liaison officer).
There is no set exhibition formula. The number, duration and spacing of the exhibitions are left to the discretion of the curator: possibilities include a single, evolving exhibition, several exhibitions per month, off-site exhibitions, etc. In drawing up his/her programme the curator will need to take the School's calendar into account – vacations, exams – in the interests of student participation.
Candidates must be aware that this kind of programme demands considerable availability on their part. Attendance at regular on-site meetings – including the project validation and organisation meeting in June 2014 – is indispensable. In addition, ready responsiveness by phone or email is vital during preparation of the programme. The curator must be present during the setting up and opening of exhibitions.
In the case of a collective, dialogue and coordination between the members is essential so as to avoid all contradictions in their dealings with the School and La Box.
Terms and conditions
Draft projects must be presented using the following form, downloaded and filled out. They should be sent by email
to, marked for the attention of Chloé Nicolas.
Closing date for applications: 15 March 2014
Download the information sheet
The short list will be drawn up in April 2014.
Interviewing and selection of shortlisted candidates will take place in May 2014. Prior to this they will be asked to provide further details of their projects.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Blue Sky 2014 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers


Any photographer who is a current resident of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, or Alaska is invited to submit work for consideration. Please provide exactly 10 images (no watermarks) from a single series or body of work created within the last five years. If an applicant has previously been featured in the Drawers, the submission must be of new or different work. Submitted images must be the same as the original prints intended for inclusion in the Drawers. Only one entry per artist is permitted.

All accepted works must be delivered to the gallery matted and/or mounted, unframed in standard sizes. Due to the physical dimensions of each drawer, the matted sizes of accepted works are not to exceed 20” x 24”. The jurors welcome a concise artist statement, CV or resume, and details about each print including medium, size, and price. This material will also be made accessible to visitors perusing the Drawers. Blue Sky seeks to offer for sale all prints selected for the Drawers, with a commission retained by Blue Sky. Artists who are currently represented by a gallery are asked to ensure that a Drawers entry does not infringe on any standing agreements before making a submission. Blue Sky will not be responsible for negotiating commissions with an artist’s representation.

Blue Sky is accepting submissions for this call via Deadline for submissions is 11:00 PM (PST), Friday, December 20, 2013. There is no entry fee. Blue Sky cannot respond to inquiries about the status of a submission, nor are the jurors able to offer feedback or reasoning for rejected submissions.

All applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, January 24, 2014. Accepted works must be received at Blue Sky to be deposited into the Drawers no later than 5:00 PM on March 14, 2014. Accepted work will debut in the Drawers to the public on First Thursday, April 3, 2014—the beginning of Portland Photo Month.


MICHELLE DUNN MARSH is executive director of Photo Center Northwest, an educational institution facilitating creation, conversations, and sharing of significant photography; she is also the founder of Minor Matters Books, a publishing platform for contemporary art. Her professional experience includes positions with Aperture Foundation in New York City and Chronicle Books in San Francisco; recent activities include teaching this past summer at Parsons/The New School in the MFA in Photography and Related Media program, and editing John Divola: As Far As I Could Get (fall 2013, Prestel).

TODD JOHNSON is the founder and director of Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, a venue offering opportunities for emerging and established international photographers to exhibit in a juried group format. Johnson earned his MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and has been an active photographer, educator, and curator for more than twenty years. His recent photographic project, The Misadventures of Ansel Adams: Garage Sales, Geotracking and General Tomfoolery, was featured in a solo exhibition at The Art Gym at Marylhurst University. Johnson has worked as an independent exhibition curator for Linfield College (McMinnville, Oregon), Gallery Homeland (Portland), The Waiting Room (Minneapolis), 4X Gallery (Portland), and Floyd Watkins Gallery (Portland).

This free Call for Entries is made possible with support from the Oregon Arts Commission through a partnership with WESTAF.

The 2014 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers program is generously supported by the Kinsman Foundation.

Monday, December 23, 2013

FNSB North Pole Library Call for Art

Scope of Work

Final RFP & Amendments:

The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) is seeking art for two (2) separate areas of the new North Pole Library. Artists can submit proposals for either area or both. Proposals for each site will be evaluated and awarded separately.

The Project budget will cover all costs associated with creating and designing the art including any applicable permits or fees, materials, electrical, insurance, delivery costs, structural engineering costs, contractor installation costs, maintenance planning, documentation, imaging, etc. A plaque identifying the artist and the name of the art should be included in the artist’s budget.

Artists proposing suspended art will be required to work with a licensed structural engineer and a licensed building contractor to insure the art project can and will be installed safely and securely.

Site #1: Main Entrance Lobby

Site #1 for art is the main entrance lobby, a clerestory area. The definition of clerestory is an outside wall of a room or building that rises above an adjoining roof and contains windows. A mobile could work well in this site since there is natural light coming in from windows on all four sides of the clerestory. Wall space is also available for art creation.

The main entrance to the library is glass and steel structure with tongue and groove wood ceiling and glue-laminated wood beams and purlins. The glass is fritted with a simple design to reflect the aurora borealis or drifting snow (individual interpretation) and snowflakes in varying opacities of white. The fritting is intended to reduce glare and heat when the sun shines directly onto the windows. The peak of the entry way stands approximately 32 feet and slopes to side heights of approximately 25 feet. The width of the main entry area is 38 feet 11 inches. The main double entry doors are framed with siding that is 14 feet 2 inches high by 13 feet 2 inches wide. The interior of the lobby, in which the art will be displayed, is approximately 39’ wide and 32” deep. Architect drawings providing visuals with dimensions are attached and labeled as Site #1. A picture has been included of the interior walls under construction.

The clerestory ceiling structure can accommodate a maximum weight of 500 pounds (227 Kg). The artists need to be aware that main entrance is a heavily used public lobby where patrons may mingle for periods of time during or after events. Safety and the ability to secure the art will be a part of the evaluation.

Site # 2: Fireplace Vaulted Ceiling Area

Site #2 for art is a cozy fireplace area in the Library. The fireplace is set into the exterior wall which has floor to ceiling glass surrounding the fireplace mantle. The surrounding high vaulted ceiling walls in this area provide a lot of space for showcasing art. Please see Site # 2 architect drawings for site dimensions. A picture has been included of the ceiling and walls under construction.

The fireplace area is glass and steel structure with tongue and groove wood ceiling with glue-laminated wood beams and purlins. The glass is fritted with a simple design to reflect the aurora borealis or drifting snow (individual interpretation) and snowflakes in varying opacities of white. The peak of this clerestory rises to height of 26 feet and slopes to side heights of 19 feet. The width of this area is approximately 39 feet. The fireplace area covers 12 feet 6 inches of the wall in width and is 14 feet 1 ½ inches high.

The fireplace area is a quiet reading area for patrons to sit and enjoy the fire or gaze out at the landscape.

Art Installation

The artist will also be required to coordinate with the building project manager and building contractor for installation. The art must be completed and installed prior to completion of the building. The building is expected to be complete in August 2014.

The artist is asked to:

• Develop a high quality work of art that creates a strong spatial and visual impact within the interior clerestory areas of the library.

• Enhance and connect to the library’s architecture and interior design

• Develop a work of art that connects to the community and the library’s mission to nourish minds, transform lives and build community together

• The artwork must be safe, durable, low maintenance, and appropriate to the location

• The Artist must take into account the high amount of pedestrian traffic, light (both natural and electric) and temperature extremes

• The work must be resistant to vandalism

• Design an artwork with a long-term life span that complies with all codes and functional requirement

• Develop final drawings, models, presentation materials and other visual and written items

• Participate in ongoing design review and modification process with input from the staff, architects, structural engineers, and appropriate committees, if required

• Fabricate artwork and/or oversee fabrication by others

• Deliver and install the artwork with architectural and engineering oversight

• Provide a plaque for the artwork

Artist Eligibility

The ability of the artist to meet the timeline requirements and work with the architectural / structural design team is part of the artist’s eligibility criteria. The project is open to all artists or artist teams; however, preference in the selection process will be given first to local artists in the interior of Alaska and second to artists within the State of Alaska.

To qualify as a “local artist” and a “state artist”, the Offeror must:

• Hold a current Alaska business license and submit a proposal under the name on their business license . or provide a copy of the business license, within ten days of notice of award.

AND, if the offeror is a:

• CORPORATION, is incorporated in Alaska or are otherwise qualified to do business under the laws of the state.

• SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP, the proprietor must be a resident of the state.

• LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY organized under AS.10.50, all members must be residents of the state.

• PARTNERSHIP under AS.32.05, or 32.11, all partners must be residents of the state.

• JOINT VENTURE, the joint venture must be composed entirely of ventures that qualify as Alaska Offeror.

The amount of the preference must be calculated inclusively, not added on, when determining the total number of points available for evaluation proposals.

• 10% of Total available points for interior artists.

• 5% of Total available points for State of Alaska artists

Friday, December 20, 2013

Call to Artists: Public Art for the Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance Project

Submission Deadline: January 10, 2014 by 5:00pm

More than10 million people visit the Pike Place Market each year to shop and receive services. Its 9-acres are home to 300 commerical businesses, 100 farmers, 200 craftspeople, 200 street performers and nearly 300 low-income senior residents and five human service agencies (a clinic, senior center, food bank, preschool and assisted living facility).

The removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and the development of Seattle’s Central Waterfront are providing a unique opportunity for the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA) to develop an underutilized parcel of land within the Market Historic District and create a dynamic connection between downtown and the new Seattle Waterfront.

The Waterfront Entrance site is located on a .75 acre site along Western Avenue long used as a surface parking lot. The project is a low-rise, mixed-use development that will provide parking for both the Market and the Waterfront, several stories of low-income and workforce housing, expanded facilities for the Market’s social service agencies, and added retail and restaurant space.

The new Waterfront Entrance site will also provide additional public open space and expansive views of Puget Sound while connecting the Market to the Waterfront with easy pedestrian access.

This call is independent of the ‘Waterfront Seattle: Call for Artist (Public Piers)’ that was recently seen on the Office of Arts & Culture website.

Scope of Work:
We seek an artist to create artwork of durable media for the Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance (PPMWE). The artist (s) will work with project design consultants and community representatives to develop the permanent public art pieces. The Pike Place Market encourages diversity in its collection. Artist must have the ability to develop an in-depth understanding of the history and character of the Market and the neighborhood and to communicate this understanding through their chosen medium. Artwork must be durable, should consider maintenance and environmental impacts, be hands-on and appeal to kids. Use of or incorporation of alternative energy sources is favorable.

Budget is $500,000, all inclusive and will be divided according to the chosen piece(s).

A drawing of the PPMWE design is attached. More information about the overall project can be found here.


  • November 22, 2013 - Artist Call posted on Office of Arts & Culture website

  • January 10, 2014 by 5:00pm - Deadline for Submission

  • 4th week of January 2014 - Selection of finalists

  • 4th week of January 2014 - Applicants will be notified of the panel’s decision by email

  • EOM Jan - Feb. 21, 2014 at 5:00pm - Finalists develop site specific proposals

  • Feb 24, 2014 (tentative) - Open House for public to view finalists proposals

  • March 7, 2014 - Artist selected based on proposals and interviews

  • Mar – June 2014 - Design stage

  • Nov – Dec. 2015 - Work finished and art installed

The call is open to professional artists residing in the Pacific Northwest region with a portfolio of professionally commissioned work. Due to the complexity and community engagement expectations, experience working in public process is essential. Artists may apply as a team, but the application should clearly describe the contribution of each collaborator.

Finalists will be given $1000 honorarium each to develop a site specific proposal. The budget for the work(s) of art is $500,000 including design, fabrication, and installation and building support systems, all inclusive. The budget will be divided according to the chosen piece(s) and may be influenced by the size and complexity of the design and by funding sources. We anticipate issuing a design contract and – upon approval of design – a fabrication contract.

Selection Criteria:

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Previous public art installations of comparable size and complexity produced for the outdoors.

  • Documented experience of community-engaged practice and artwork that reflects community voice.

  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and within budget.

  • Excellence in the artist’s selected media.

  • Strength of past artworks as demonstrated in the submitted photos.

  • Relevance of past work to the market setting and heritage.

  • Strength of artist statement

  • Resident of PNW region

  • Strength of the resume

Selection Process:
The selection will take place in two parts. During the first round, interested artists need not submit proposed project ideas, only images of past work. The Art Committee (comprised of representatives of the artist, collector, gallery, and market communities) will review all submissions received by the deadline and pre-screened for eligibility and choose finalists. During the second round, the chosen finalists will be asked to develop a site specific proposal, show the idea to the public at an open house and be interviewed by the committee.

The Pike Place Market reserves the right to not select any of the applicants.

Please Submit:

  • Between 5 and 10 images of past work as digital files in .jpg format

  • A sample of the technical drawings of a past installation in .jpg format

  • Letter of Interest (2,000 character limit) /li>
  • Resume

  • References

Submission Deadline: January 10, 2014 by 5:00pm
Website for uploading submissions:

Contact for submission
Lillian Hochstein
Pike Place Market Foundation

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Call for artists - "Bodies" Juried Exhibit

Artists of any media are invited to submit work for a juried show on the theme of “Bodies.”  We are looking for a wide range of responses that reflect the physical, experiential, political, historical or emotional aspects of the body.  Artists that re-interpret or expand beyond the traditional aspects of figure drawing and painting are especially encouraged to apply.
Artists must apply through
Elizabeth A. Brown, Ph.D., former Chief Curator of the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, is an art historian, writer, institutional consultant, and freelance curator.  Prior to her 11 years at the Henry, she served as curator and chief curator at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College (1989-92), and the University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara (1992-2000).  While completing her doctorate in modern art history (Columbia University, January 1989) she worked at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, Artists Space, and Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the National Gallery, Washington, DC.  Brown's scholarship explores the range of vanguard art practices, focusing on the artist's complex intellectual working process, the functions of art objects, and the viewers' direct experiences of fully realized works of art.  

We are pleased to present a People’s Choice Award (voted on by visitors of the exhibit): $400.00

Submission Deadline: January 10, 2014
Submissions only accepted through Mailed or emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Notification: January 24, 2014

Due date for accepted work: February 11, 2014

Exhibition Dates: February 18 – March 14, 2014

Return of work: March 17-19, 2014
All works are insured while they are at North Seattle Community College. North Seattle Community College will not assume any liability for loss or damage during shipping. Artists are encouraged to secure their own insurance to cover works during shipment. Submission of any part of this exhibition constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to all of these conditions.

All accepted works must be ready to install or hang, with appropriate hardware.  Works must be original and completed within the past two years.  Artists are responsible for all shipping costs, including insurance.  Delivered artwork will be examined by NSCC Art Gallery staff and their condition will be noted and signed off on by both staff and the artist. Works that are not gallery-ready, differ significantly from submitted images, suffer substandard presentation or are replicas of the original artwork will not be accepted.

Local artists should deliver artwork on Monday, January 27, 2014 or by special arrangement. Non-local artists should ship artwork by UPS, FedEx, or USPS in strong, reusable crates or cardboard cartons. No packing peanuts please.  Include a pre-paid return-shipping label, which also includes pre-paid insurance.

Ship artwork to:
Bodies Show
c/o NSCC Art Gallery
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103

NSCC Art Gallery reserves the right to reproduce all accepted work for purposes of publicity.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2014 JURIED ANNUAL Reimagining Progress: Consumption, Consumerism, and Alternative Economies
Entry Deadline: 1/13/14
Days remaining to deadline: 26


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

May 15 - Sep. 5, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 13, 2014 at 10:59 PM Pacific Standard Time



Consumption—of food, natural resources, and energy—is fundamental to human life, while consumerism—the acquisition of consumer products—lies at the foundation of contemporary society throughout much of the world. For at least the last century, artists and activists have raised awareness of and provided alternatives to overconsumption, consumer economies and commodification.

Artists might even be seen as the pioneers of many current efforts to find new efficiencies outside of the mainstream American consumer economy: upcycling, the process of bestowing a new, higher value on “waste” materials; time banking, in which people exchange time and skills rather than purchase goods and services with money; and other practices informed by a do-it-yourself ethos. From Joseph Beuys to Chris Jordan, Barbara Kruger to Stephanie Syjuco, Conceptualism to Fluxus, and land art to Burning Man, artists have questioned the role of commodities and consumption in post-industrial life.

Today, technology start-ups are offering a more businesslike twist on the informal economies so often explored by artists. AirBnB, TaskRabbit, Lyft and myriad other companies have created platforms to help people earn money by maximizing the value held in the apartments, skills, and cars they already have. With its robust technology sector, the Bay Area is at the center of this shift, and local artists have a unique opportunity to explore the significance of these cultural changes. Do these new modes of commerce offer a vision for more efficient, less consumerist economy, a new way to exploit post-industrial workers, or something in between?

"Reimagining Progress" highlights the Bay Area’s diverse points of view regarding current patterns of consumption, our consumer-based society, and alternative, more sustainable practices.


Lawrence Rinder, Director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

JD Beltran, Artist and President of the San Francisco Arts Commission

Deborah Munk, Director of the Artist Residency Program at Recology San Francisco

Berit Ashla, Executive Director of the David Brower Center

Only San Francisco Bay Area artists age 18 years or older are eligible to apply. That includes artists living in one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano or Sonoma.

- Existing works are preferred (except for art performances or happenings).
- Artwork will be wall-mounted objects, video or temporary performances or events.
- All media will be considered, as long as all objects displayed for the duration of the exhibition are mounted to the wall.
- Wall-mounted objects must be no less than 24” wide, no more than 72” wide and no more than 12” deep.
- Works will be ready to hang.  In some cases, the David Brower Center’s professional installer may modify the artwork’s hanging mechanism in order to attach to the gallery’s custom wall hanging system.
- Video will be displayed on one of the Center’s wall-mounted monitors, which can play DVDs and computer files from a thumb drive.  It may be looped with other artists’ videos.  Video should be appropriate for a roving gallery audience, rather than a theater screening.  Sound may be experienced only with headphones.
- Temporary art performances or happenings may be proposed as part of the exhibition’s event programming.  These will occur within a limited time period only, such as one day or part of one day.  Scheduling will be determined by the Center with input from the artist.
- For proposed art performances and happenings, submission should include one or more image or one video file to represent the event as well as a description of the event including: title, type of event, concept, names of performers, type of space required and duration. Artist is expected to provide all materials required for the event, but may use the Center’s tables, chairs and/or theater, if available.


The nonprofit David Brower Center is a vibrant place that inspires, sustains, and brings together people committed to environmental and social action. The Center offers educational and arts programs, stunning conference and event facilities, and high-quality office space for nonprofits — all in the greenest building in Berkeley. It is named to honor David Brower, a Berkeley native who many consider the father of the modern environmental movement.

Learn more about the Center:

About the Hazel Wolf Gallery:


Since it opened in 2009, the Hazel Wolf Gallery at the David Brower Center has featured exhibitions including the work of Sebastião Salgado, Richard Misrach, David Maisel, Chris Jordan, and Amy Franceschini, among others. Each exhibition explores the intersection between art and activism, with an emphasis on inspiring visitors to engage in environmental and social action – whatever that means to them.

Annually, the Center hosts a juried exhibition in which local artists are invited to participate. This is the Center’s third juried exhibition.

Artist Trust Fellowship 2014

Artist Trust Fellowships are awarded in two-year cycles. 2014 Fellowships are open to generative artists residing in Washington State working in the disciplines of Craft Arts, Literary Arts, Media Arts and Music Arts. (Fellowships for artists working in Emerging Fields & Cross-Disciplinary Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Traditional & Folk Arts will be available in 2015.) Generative artists are defined as the originators of works of art. Recipients of Artist Trust Fellowships from 2004–2013 are not eligible to apply this year.

Only one application will be accepted per artist. Applicants should apply to the category that best describes their work. Please contact Artist Trust if you have questions about selecting a category. Artist Trust staff may review materials submitted and make the final determination with regard to eligibility and category for review. You will be notified of any changes to the status of your application.

Choose your category:

Includes but is not limited to: Ceramics, Glass, Fiber Arts, Furniture, Jewelry Arts, Metal, Paper, Stone, Wood and Book Arts.

Includes but is not limited to: Film, Video, Animation, Immersive Audio & Video works, Web Serials, Web-based Art, Screenplays, Screenwriting, Teleplays, Other.

Includes but is not limited to: Music Composition, Generative Arrangement, and Improvisational Composition.

Includes but is not limited to: Creative Non-Fiction, Experimental Works, Fiction, Graphic Novels, and Poetry.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Open Call: Production Programme Grant For MENASA Region

Sharjah Art Foundation announces the 2014 Production Programme Open Call for grants to artists working in a range of media. Up to $200,000 is available in this application cycle. 

The Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) Production Programme broadens the possibilities for the production of art in the MENASA region through a commitment to support innovation and excellence in artistic practice by encouraging risk and experimentation. This commitment places artists at the core of the Foundation’s mission by offering grants and professional support for the realisation of projects selected from an open call for proposals.
The past decade has seen an extraordinary rise in artistic activity throughout the Middle East, resulting in an increased visibility for artists both regionally and internationally. Within this context, the Foundation hopes to promote and encourage an environment of public and private patronage for the highest level of artistic endeavour. This programme focuses on supporting artists in their individual attempts to create work on a scale they have perhaps never imagined possible.
Arts practitioners are invited to propose imaginative, ambitious and inspirational projects that will transform our understanding of what art is and how it can be experienced. With this initiative we hope to engage and challenge the artists, our audiences and ourselves aesthetically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, politically or in ways new and unexpected.
In 2014 we are offering production grants to artists working in a range of media including sculpture, installation, time-based media, artist’s books and performance. Up to a total of $200,000 is available in this application cycle. The success of a proposal will be determined by merit rather than budget. To this end, projects with budgets that range from modest to ambitious scales will be considered. The submission deadline is 31 January 2014 and selections will be announced in March. The selected projects will be developed and produced by the artist and the Sharjah Art Foundation, with presentation of the completed project as agreed between the artist(s) and SAF.
The Production Programme was launched in 2008. Over 500 submissions have been received, 230 applications considered and 31 projects selected for production.
This document should give you all the information you need to know to apply for the 2014 Production Programme. Please read it carefully before you complete the attached application form. If you have any further questions, please direct them to

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Artists and Archive: Artist Residency at the BBC Archive

Artists and Archive: Artist Moving Image at the BBC is a unique opportunity for six artists to access BBC Archives during a six month research and production period with the ambition to develop and create a new film work using the archives and, potentially, specially shot material.
This project is produced and delivered in partnership with BBC Scotland, LUX and Creative Scotland.
Training and development are key elements of this residency and BBC Scotland will provide bespoke archiving training on how to access and use archive, as well as the legal, editorial and copyright considerations attached to its use. 
At the end of the three month research period proposals will be reviewed and go into a three month production period, with craft support from BBC Scotland.
Throughout the residency and production period BBC Scotland will work with LUX to discuss, review and support the artists and establish a programme of talks and events at BBC Scotland which will allow the six artists to share their work with the public and BBC Staff, in addition there will be a £5,000 fee for each participating artist.
Applications are invited from emerging and established artists working with the moving image and based in Scotland.
Before submitting your application please download and read the criteria and terms and conditions by clicking here.
To apply please download and complete the application form and return with a copy of your artistic CV to:
Artists and Archive
3rd Floor, Shacklewell Studios,
18 Shacklewell Lane
London E8 2EZ

DEADLINE: 16th December 2013
Please note email applications will not be considered
If you would like us to send you a hard-copy application form please send a A5 stamped-addressed envelope to the above address marked 'application request'
For any questions please contact

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Curating Residency in France

French, English
The city of Noisy-le-Sec is 10 minutes by train from Paris plus 10 minutes walk from the station.

La Galerie, a Contemporary Art Centre located in the suburbs of Paris, hosts each year a foreign curator in residence for a period of three months. First organised in 2006, the aim of the residency is to put on an exhibition at La Galerie within the context of an art centre, and to meet artists and professionals working in the contemporary art field in France.
3 months (10 April – 11 July 2014)
  • 3000 € curator fee his/her residency and exhibition project
  • curator’s travel costs for one ticket go and back
  • Free accommodation is provided including costs of electricity, gas, internet, phone and public transport.
For the exhibition: A total budget of 22.000 € is provided by the art centre to cover all expenses of the exhibition including :
  • artists' fees and travel costs, production costs, shipment of the works, authors’ fees if needed.
  • installation costs, scenography, renting for audio-visual devices… 
  • costs to publish adverts, costs for the graphic design, translation, exhibition views and opening are included in this budget and are estimated at about 7000 €.
The art centre’s team (6 people) works in close collaboration with the curator and accompanies him/her in his/her researches and in all the aspects of the production of the exhibition. The art centre takes in charge the costs for the printing and postmail of invitations, flyers, poster, the publication of a 16 page journal (bilingual French/ English) and of a 8 pages journal for children.
Criteria: Each candidate must submit an exhibition proposal which he/she would be able to implement with the help of La Galerie's team. The exhibition can be a group show (5 artists maximum), a duo, a solo show… In addition, the application would be required to:
  • Take into consideration the general artistic program of La Galerie
  • Have an interest in the French art scene.
  • Engage as much as possible with the context of the art centre and participate actively in public talks and events organised by La Galerie
  • Write an introductory text and accompanying texts on the works for the press release and the exhibition leaflet.
To facilitate communication with the La Galerie team and the public, the curator should speak French or English. Download the full call for applications here.
December 2 2013
La Galerie is one of the 46 Contemporary Art Centres in France, publicly funded by the City of Noisy-le-Sec, the DRAC Ile-de-France - Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Seine-Saint-Denis département and the Ile-de-France region. Founded in 1999, La Galerie offers a programme based on the notion of art as a sensory experience and a reflection of our relation to the world through a conceptual approach. Four exhibitions a year (two monographic, two thematic) offer hitherto unseen works by internationally recognized artists together with those of emerging French artists.

The centre's main activities are to produce art works, publish bilingual reference publications, host artists and curators in residence and develop educational activities in relation to the artistic programme.
La Galerie also developed a 9 months residency for artists born or living in France. Information about this residency for artists should be asked directly.

Experiences: In the Guide: 196 residencies in France, produced by the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP) in 2010, you can find an interview interweaving responses from two passed residents at La Galerie, the artist Davide Balula (resident between July 2009 and March 2010, as part of the Visual art residency for artists born or living in France programme) and the curator Bettina Klein (resident between April and June 2006, as part of the Residency for visiting exhibition curators programme). Their interview is on p. 18 to 24 of the guide.

The art centre can provide a video-projector and sound devices.
The exhibition space is 140 m2 on ground floor + small project rooms in the basement. The curator’s studio can also be used from time to time for public events (exhibition, presentation, lecture, screening, performance…).Further information about La Galerie on the website of d.c.a - association française de développement des centres d'art here (in French).
The curator have a flat closed from the art center in Noisy-le-Sec. The 65 m2 flat includes a bedroom, a living room/kitchen and a workspace. In addition there is a cellar connected to the flat which can be used for public events (projection, lecture…).

Monday, December 2, 2013

New Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art

Application Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2013

We are excited to announce the launch of the ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art. Seven Fellows will be selected to receive an unrestricted stipend of $20,000 to realize an innovative community-based project. The program will also offer tailored professional support to socially engaged artists including documentation and assessment of each project, and workshops that teach skills that are particularly relevant to artists working directly with communities to enact social change.
Through active training, incubator-style workshops and professional consultations, the artists will be given tools to evaluate their own progress, as well as gain feedback from peers, community stakeholders, and objective, third-party evaluators. In addition, A Blade of Grass will conduct interviews with each of the artists and produce three-to-five minute documentaries on each project that will be accessible on the A Blade of Grass website.
Selection Process
Artists nationwide are invited to submit proposals through a two-stage, open application process. A distinguished Selection Committee, made up of artists, educators, curators, critics and other art professionals, along with community leaders and advocates, will evaluate the proposals in terms of their artistic excellence, their ability to position artists in leadership roles to promote social change, and their relevance to communities. Click here for application guidelines. Letters of inquiry will be due Monday, December 2, 2013. Finalists will be invited to submit full applications in January 2014 and selections will be made and announced in April 2014.
Informational Workshops
A Blade of Grass will hold two informational Fellowship Workshops prior to each annual application deadline. This year, they will be held on September 17 and November 4. The Workshops will be open to all interested artists and are designed to bring artists face-to-face with former Fellows and staff, in order to provide a transparent overview of the ABOG SEA Fellowship experience, as well as introduce successful social engagement methods in general. For those unable to attend, the workshops will be videotaped and made accessible online. The programs should help the artists determine if they are a good fit for the program and maximize their ability to construct a competitive proposal. Attendance is strongly encouraged.

Stanford University, Art & Art History Teaching Documentary Film and Video Production

The Program in Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University is seeking candidates for an open-rank position with an emphasis in the field of Documentary Film and Video Production. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2014.

Situated in the Department of Art and Art History as part of Stanford's program in Film and Media Studies, the Master of Fine Arts Program in Documentary Film and Video provides a historical, theoretical, and critical framework within which students master the conceptual and practical skills for producing nonfiction film. The MFA degree prepares students for professional careers in video, and digital media and for teaching at the university level. Students are encouraged to develop their documentary voice within a context of artistic expression, formal exploration, and engagement with social issues. A dual emphasis on documentary production and film and media studies endows the student with breadth across these areas.
The successful candidate will teach at the graduate level in the MFA Program and at the undergraduate level in the Film and Media Studies program. Candidates will be required to teach a range of core courses in both documentary production and documentary studies. The production sequence is comprehensive in all areas, focusing on research, conceptualization, producing, directing, cinematography, sound, and editing of nonfiction media. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with the critical discourse surrounding contemporary documentary production, develop studies courses that build on the existing curriculum, and be conversant with new media practices and modes of distribution. The candidate will contribute to a department engaged in creative expression and critical thinking across disciplines and be encouraged to seek out synergies that may exist among colleagues across the university. We welcome applicants who have a strong creative portfolio in documentary film in addition to University teaching experience. Master’s degree or Ph.D. is required.
Please send a letter of application that includes the following: a statement that details your approach to your creative work, a description of your teaching experience and philosophy, a CV, sample work on DVD or Vimeo link, and a list of three referees to: Professor Jan Krawitz, Department of Art & Art History, 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2018. The application deadline is November 4, 2013. Electronic applications will not be accepted.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.  It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.

Contact: Please send a letter of application that includes the following: a statement that details your approach to your creative work, a description of your teaching experience and philosophy, a CV, sample work on DVD or Vimeo link, and a list of three referees to: Professor Jan Krawitz, Department of Art & Art History, 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2018. The application deadline is November 4, 2013. Electronic applications will not be accepted.
Website: None
Primary Category: Film and Film History
Secondary Categories: Art and Art History

Closing Date 12/16/2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

City College of New York, Art Assistant Professor – Art History (African Art)

The Art Department invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Art History with a specialty in African art and the ability to teach both undergraduate and master’s level graduate historical and contemporary subjects. Opportunity to develop unique sequence of courses reflecting the state of the field today. Candidates should be prepared to teach at least one section of the survey course every semester. Opportunity to teach in a dynamic, interdisciplinary art department with a diverse student population.  The art department’s course offerings are global in range and make use of New York City’s world-class museums and galleries.  Internationally recognized faculty work closely with students who pursue a range of careers in the arts. Shared responsibility for program administration as well as department committee work.  Significant student advising and service on department, college, and university committees.  Ph.D. in area of specialization and some college teaching or comparable experience desirable. Record of publications and participation in professional conferences necessary.  Commitment to teaching undergraduates and graduates in a public university essential, as are excellent administrative and communication skills.  Position is open until filled with preliminary interviews at CAA 2014 in Chicago (or Skype, tbd)

Contact: To apply, please view the opening (Job ID 8956) at and submit all requested materials online.
Website: None
Primary Category: Art and Art History
Secondary Categories: African History / Studies
Posting Date: 09/17/2013
Closing Date 12/16/2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Emmanuel College Artist Residency Program

The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists 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.
The Art Department specifically aims to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking and social justice. Fostering 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.

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.

The 2014 program is now accepting applicants. All applications must be received by Febuary 1, 2014. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Artist-In-Residence program in Rud - Laxarby, Sweden

Deadline for March – November 2014 is: 15 December 2013

To submit an application, send in:
* A motivation for your stay, with preferred dates for your residency (three options in an order of precedence)
* Documentation of work (in jpg., pdf.) and/or link to website.
* Short description of work (doc., pdf.)
Send to:
Or to the postal address:
Rud 5, Laxarby
66692 Bengtsfors

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Young European Artist Trieste Contemporanea Award 2013

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2013 Young European Artist Award Trieste Contemporanea.
Closing date: Tuesday 26 November 2013.
Since 1999, the Trieste Contemporanea Committee assigns the Young European Artist Award Trieste Contemporanea every year to a young Central Eastern European artist with the aim of promoting his or her work on the international art scene. This is the first year that an open call for submission is called out. 
The award is open to any young artist aged under 30 and working in any media and born in one of the following countries: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.
The award gives the winner the possibility of conceiving and displaying an exhibition project in Trieste at the Studio Tommaseo, and of having a monographic catalogue published. In special cases an alternative scholarship of 2000,00 euros, to be used to perfect  the winner’s artistic research, can be attributed as the prize instead of the standard one (exhibition-plus-catalogue).
All eligible applications will be examined by a judging committee comprising experts and curators of contemporary art from Europe, who are members of the Continental Breakfast network.
Submissions have to include the following:
  • a completed application form;
  • an artistic statement (in English – maximum 1,500 characters);
  • at least 5 images of recent works (*), with title of work, year of work, medium, dimensions, and a brief English description/statement – JPEG or PDF, 72dpi, no larger than 500kb each);
  • a brief CV (in English – not more than 1 page).
These three latter documents should be presented as a PDF portfolio (file size up to 5Mb).
(*) – for video works a link to a web page.
There is no entry fee.
All applications must be received by midnight (Italian time) of the 26th of November 2013.
contact information:
Giuliana Carbi
+39 040 639187 (5 - 8 pm)


Application Period: Nov. 1, 2013(Fri) Nov. 30, 2013(Sat)
Application Deadline: 24:00 Korea Time) on Nov. 30, 2013(Sat.)

Gyeonggi Creation Center is an artist residency located in the west coast of Korea. Established in 2009, GCC aims to support artists from around the world and from various fields of art for their creative work and research. With various programs and facilities alongside the studios, GCC hopes to be a dynamic platform for an experimental and progressive contemporary art.

For the 2014 Residency Studio Program, GCC will accept applications from artists of all fields including visual an
d performing arts, film and new media, literature, music and sound arts. Artists from respective fields may also apply in our 2014 Open call.

Download >> Guidelines & application form

1. Outline of Open Call

Artists with no restrictions on nationality, age, and media
Artists living and working overseas including the origin of Republic of Korea

Application Field
Studio residency Program
Visual arts: painting, sculpture, film/video, new media, architecture, design, photo
Performing arts: dance, performance, music, and sound
Literature: Poem, Fiction, Play, Children’s literature, Critique, Other
Allowed to apply for mixed media and other genres not shown above.

Residency Scope and Period
International artist residency program: 12 persons/teams approximately
Period: 3 months (A. Apr.~June 2014 / B. July~Sept. 2014 / C. Oct.~Dec. 2014)
Select one from above A, B, C.

2. Acceptance of Application

How to Apply
Application Period: Nov. 1, 2013 (Fri.) - Nov. 30, 2013 (Sat.)
Application Method: Received by email
We recommend early application submission for heavy congestion of emails online may cause disadvantage for applicant. 
Additional materials for application
A copy of application form for residency prescribed form(Downloadable from GCC web site)
A copy of passport
Portfolio: in the form of digital file (refer to below)

Materials for Portfolio
Visual arts
Image file of less than 15 pieces
The image file extension should be *.jpg
Video file of less than 5 minutes
The video file extension should be *.avi,
If the image is more than 15, and video is more than 5min., it could be selected and deleted randomly
If the files in form are different, it could be excluded.

Verses including poem, etc. - more than 20 pieces
Poem- max 20 pieces
Fiction, Play, Children’s literature, Essay-short max 3pieces, long max. 2pieces, full-length max. 1piece
Research, Investigation, Critique-max 10 pieces

The total additional materials should not be more than 100MB
All materials are accepted via e-mail only. All submitted materials will not be returned.

Download >> Guidelines & application form

3. Selection Procedure

Application Procedure and Announcement of Successful Applicants
Application procedure
Document review 1st private review by art profession Announcement of 1st selected applicants 2nd telephone interview with curators from GCC (for candidates passed for 1st review) Final Announcement of Successful Applicants
Schedule of Announcement Successful Applicants
1st announcement of qualifier: expected to be middle of Jan. 2014
2nd interview: result expected to be at the end of Jan. 2014
Final Selection Notification: the last week of Jan. 2014
Successful Applicants will be notified individually by email and through the homepage.
Schedule may be subject to change. 

4. Terms and Conditions/ Support Details 

Compliance with user rules and to actively participate in GCC programs
Using the studio for more than four days a week (If you are absent for a long period, you should discuss with the curatorial staff at GCC)
Submit the report at the end of the residency
Permitted to reside with one companion (required to notify beforehand)
No pets and babies are allowed

Support details
Work Studio
Provision of individual studio (1 room for 1 person/team) combined with accommodation
Provision of joint creation space (media lab, carpentry room, archive space
Provision of opportunities to participate in residency programs (exhibition, workshop, mentoring, training program, open-studio etc.)
Recommendation to other exchange program between institutions
Other supports
Accident insurance
Opportunities to show artworks at GCC or art profession and institutions in Korea
No airfare and living cost provided.
Details will be discussed with Curatorial Team of GCC after being chosen as candidate. 

5. Notes

Cancelation Policy
We may cancel if these cases happen
If the applicant miss or provide false information on purpose
If the applicant have a plan to reside another residency(domestic or international) or stay more than 2 residencies at the same time.

6. Further Information

Person in charge of residency program at GCC
Phone: 82-(0)32-890-4820