Thursday, March 28, 2013

Asfari Fellowships at Chatham House

Journalists, bloggers, civil society activists and public affairs specialists can apply for this fellowship.
The Asfari Fellowship, offered by the Chatham House and the Asfari Foundation, offers civil society leaders from the Middle East the opportunity to develop their understanding, ideas and approaches on the most pressing challenges facing the Arab world.

The fellowships are open to individuals who are resident citizens of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria, and displaced citizens of these countries living elsewhere in the Middle East.
The candidates will be offered a comprehensive 12-month program of activities at the institute, and will work toward producing a Chatham House publication from their research. Two levels of fellowships are available: Asfari fellowships and Asfari senior fellowships.
The regional themes that the candidates will tackle in the program include: political economy in the Arab world and the drivers for change; the new developments in civil society and security and the impact of youth and generational change in the MENA region; and security cultures, human security and gender and security in the Middle East.
The deadline is May 31.
For more information, click here.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Call for Artists: Impakt WORKS Residencies 2013

Impakt Works residencies take place at Impakt in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The call is open to both Dutch and international artists. A residency period can run from April 2013 onwards, and generally lasts two months. This includes: accommodation, a studio, basic technical facilities and equipment, and reimbursement of traveling expenses up to 250 euro. Artists in residence can receive a “per-diem” stipend, not exceeding 1000 euro in the two-month period.

Impakt Works is a residency program for media artists, artists working with digital media, video, sound, interactive technologies etc. The Impakt Works residencies are project based, with a finished work – for instance an (interactive) installation, a performance or a video – as the end result. Applicants should be prepared to execute and complete their proposed project within the two-month duration of the residency.
Deadline for residency proposals: APRIL 1 2013
Please submit your project proposal for the Impakt Works residency to works(at)impakt(dot)nl before April 1st, using this form.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fellowship for women journalists open

Print, broadcast and online women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice can apply for a year-long fellowship.

The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and Boston Globe correspondent who was killed in Iraq in May 2003.
The selected journalist will spend an academic year in a tailored program with access to MIT's Center for International Studies and media outlets like The Boston Globe and The New York Times.
Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism. Non-native English speakers must also have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program. Freelance journalists may apply.
A stipend will be provided, and expenses, including airfare and housing, will be covered.
The application deadline is May 1.
For more information, click here.

Documentary contest seeks entries from the Middle East

Arab filmmakers, or filmmakers whose work focuses on Arab subject matters, can participate in this contest.

The Ismailia Documentary Co-production Platform invites submissions from filmmakers from all over the world who have a project with "an Arab connection." This can include the director, producer, co-producer, main talent, location or subject matter.
Filmmakers are encouraged to submit feature-length creative documentaries either at the development or post-production phase. An international jury will select approximately eight to 10 projects in development and two to four works-in-progress. The project’s representatives will be invited to come to Ismailia for three days to meet Egyptian producers, distributors and international producers.
Three different prizes will be distributed: the development prize of US$5,000, the post-production prize worth up to US$15,000, and the human rights prize.
Applicants can send inquiries to
The deadline is April 1.
For more information, click here

Monday, March 25, 2013

Beyond Time 2013 Open Call Poland

Disciplines: Visual arts- site-specific projects

Language: Polish/ English
Location: Bielsko-Biała, Poland
Organiser: Bielska Gallery BWA & Bielska Gallery Foundation
ul. 3 Maja 11
43-300 Bielsko-Biała, Poland
Director: Agata Smalcerz
 This edition is co-financed with the budget of Municipality of Bielsko-Biała.
Beyond Time team:
Izabela Ołdak- initiator and curator
Justyna Łabądź- coordinator
Outcome: Exhibition at the Bielska Gallery BWA possibility to make a mural or other artwork in the public space in Bielsko-Biała city, lecture presentation, workshops and other artistic activities.
Duration: 01 July- 25 August 2013
Deadline for applications: 20 March 2013  For more information go to How to Apply section.
Paid by host: Grant for art materials up to 2000 zł (500 €), accommodation, promotion, technical help
Paid by artist: Living and travel expenses, insurance, personal needs.
Beyond Time/ Poza czasem 2013
We are happy to announce a third edition of Beyond Time/Poza czasem Artist-in-Residence program. Artists from around the world working in the field of visual arts are kindly invited to send a proposal for a site-specific works. During 2 months artists will have a time and chance to research, develop and make an art projects  presented at the Bielska Gallery BWA and an intervention in the public/urban space of the city which will relate to the subject of the residency in response to the environment, the landscape and to the history of the city.
Gallery space events:
Lecture presentation: 05.07.2013- Artists will show their previous art projects and briefly tell about their plans for the residency.
Opening of he exhibition: 09.08.2013 (montage of the exhibition is possible from 29.07.2013 ). The exhibition will last till 25.08.2013
Closing : 23.08.2013- Summary of all artistic activities presented in a form of digital presentation in the gallery.
plan of the gallery
Public space events:
Possibility to make a mural and other site-specific artworks (installations, performances, actions etc) in the public space of the city
Curatorial tour: 23.08.2013
Photos of the city
Beside making art projects in the gallery and in the public space and two  lecture presentations  (one at the beginning and other at the end)  artists can propose other activities or workshops to engage local people.
For more information please contact Izabela Ołdak at: or 0048506338954

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Artraker Fund

The Artraker Fund was established in 2012 by INCAS Consulting Ltd and is the brainchild of political artist, Manali Jagtap-Nyheim. The Fund celebrates and awards new ideas and art works that make a direct positive change in countries which have experienced social upheaval and violent conflict.

Our name is derived from “Muckraker”, a term coined by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. It refers to the adversarial journalistic movement before the First World War that investigated and published truthful reports on social issues. “Artraker” draws on this tradition.

A first of its kind, the Fund aspires to create fertile ground for the encounter and exchange between peace-makers and peace-builders on the one hand, and artists operating in this environment but using different methodologies.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Knight Curatorial Fellowship at the Museum of Art, Miami Beach

Dates of Fellowship: August 12, 2013 – August 12, 2014
Application deadline: April 1, 2013 | 5:00pm

In its third year, the Bass Museum of Art Knight Curatorial Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for an emerging curator. Responsibilities include, conducting studio visits in Miami, communicating with artists, collectors and arts professionals in the Miami community and assisting in developing public programming. He/she will also work alongside other museum departments to assist in the coordination of exhibitions and contemporary artists’ projects.
“These three one-year Knight Curatorial Fellowships seek to enhance the curatorial dialogue in the Miami community,whereby artists, art professionals, collectors and art enthusiasts engage in critical conversations about art and cultural issues as well as promote an exchange of ideas,” states Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Bass Museum of Art.
“Connecting these curators from across the globe with Miami’s renowned contemporary artists will help to expand the reach of the community’s art scene,” states Dennis Scholl, vice president/arts. “We hope this program will encourage artistic exchange for years to come.”
In March 2011, The Bass Museum of Art initiated the first of three, one-year curatorial fellowships focusing on contemporary art thanks to generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight ArtsChallenge.
Past Knight Curatorial Fellows include:
Kristen Korolowicz 2011- 2012
Bryan Granger 2012- 2013
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2013 | 5:00pm
To apply for the 2013-2014 Knight Curatorial Fellowship, please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references via mail to Bryan Granger, Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.  Email applications will not be considered

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

UN reporting fellowship open

Journalists who are 25 to 35 years old and from developing countries can apply for a fellowship to report on the United Nations.

The fellowship, sponsored by the Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists, gives participants the opportunity to report on international affairs during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Fellows will make professional contacts, interact with seasoned journalists and gain a broader perspective on global issues.
The fellowship is open to journalists currently working full time in developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
In an effort to rotate recipient countries, the fellowship will not consider journalist applications for 2013 from nations selected in 2012: Argentina, Liberia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia. Journalists from these countries may apply in 2014.
The fellowship includes travel, accommodations and a per diem allowance.
The application deadline is April 5.
For more information, click here.

International Artists Residency Program 2013 at the National Art Studio, Changdong, Korea

The National Art Studio, Changdong, run by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, is now accepting applications for the International Artists Residency Program 2013.

■ Application period: 8 March - 7 April, 2013 (closing date : 7 April, 2013) * All materials should be arrived by 7 April, 2013 by post
■ Discipline: Visual Arts
■ Residency session: (3months) 6 October - 20 December, 2013
■ Venue: National Art Studio, Changdong (Seoul)
■ Origin of candidates: All regions of the world (except Korea)
■ Language: English
■ Eligibility for Application: - Applicants must be established individual artists who are over 25 years old. Applicants will be accepted from all regions of the world (except Korea). * For this program we are seeking only individual artists, not duos or teams. Work partners, assistants, spouses and family members are allowed for day visits only. - Artists who have not previously participated in a residency program at the National Art Studio (Changdong/Goyang). - Proficiency in English (required)
■ Benefits for selected artists: - Private studio including accommodation space inside (free of charge) - Opportunities for exhibition at studio gallery - Visiting program, seminar and cultural excursion - Monthly allowance: • 3months: KRW 900,000 (approx. USD 800) * The allowance will be provided on a monthly basis.
■ Applicant’s responsibilities - Materials required for artistic activities - Health and Casualty Insurance - Meals, travel costs, living expenses
■ How to Apply: Send a CD or DVD containing digital files of the materials (all materials except a letter of recommendation) and a letter of recommendation as stated below by traceable post no later than 7 April, 2013.
1. Application form(attached)
2. One copy of passport
3. A brief artist’s statement and a pre-project report including the anticipated outcome during residency (max. 1 page)
4. CV or résumé including exhibitions, projects, residency, awards and education (max. 2 pages).
5. Portfolio (digital files) - Up to 10 still images in jpg or ppt format. - For video works, up to 3 individual clips(not link to website) in avi, mov, wmv formats (each max. 5min). - Preferably with a list of works (title, year, medium, size and brief description).
6. Letter of Recommendation - One original letter (not a digital file) - The recommendation must be written by a person who works in the culture and art field such as a director (museum, gallery or residency), curator, art critic, professor, art editor, etc. - The letter must be signed by the recommender.
■ Send to: National Art Studio, Changdong 601-107, Chang-dong, Dobong-gu, Seoul, Korea (post code: 132-919) (Tel: 02-995-0995) ■ Notification: 26 April, 2013 listing will be posted on the website (
■ Inquiries: Please visit our website at or email us at

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Beyond Time / Poza czasem Artist in Residence

The open call is directed to professional artists, who are active in the field of contemporary art. There are no specific preferences to an art discipline, but the artist must be interested in the production of a site-specific work for public art in the city and in the gallery space.
Invited artists must be able to engage in joint activities during their stay, to interact with other artists and have some English-language capabilities. Admitted are single and duo artists. There is no application fee. Language: Polish or English.
To be considered, send the following by e-mail to the curator of the project Izabela Ołdak:

The application materials should not exceed 10 MB in total.
Subject of the e-mail: Beyond Time Application
Please note: Applications not meeting these criteria will not be considered.
Deadline: 20 March 2013
Selected applicants will be notified in the beginning of April 2013.

Walking Peace Residency

23 of May - 26 of June

Walking Peace - part of a EU-project
The theme residency "Walking Peace" is created by ARNA as part of a rural development project run by Leader Lundaland called "Land & Environment". Leader is a project model within European Union, supporting entrepreneurship on the countryside, also within culture. Leader Lundaland's support for the theme residence of "Walking Peace" is also a support for ARNA's green vision to become an international and creative hub for new connections between art and nature. ARNA cooperate with the The Church of Sweden and the Pilgrim Way in Skåne and Blekinge.

Walking trails
In The Avian Kingdom 3 walking trails follow the same path for 13 km; 2 pilgrim trails and 1 hiking trail. At the very spot where they meet in Harlösa, with a beautiful view out over the landscape, we hope to build our future residency center. As part of the vision to be a venue where art, nature and people of all cultural background meets, ARNA has created the combined art project and residency stay with the name ”Walking Peace”; a green, peaceful way of making new connections across cultural backgrounds and religions to create art as a statement for peace.

The art project "Walking Peace" offer 
  • 3 artists Accommodation Grants, meaning free stay at ARNA for 5 weeks for the period of 23 of May – 26 of June. You live at the same place the whole time.
  • We organize the art project and help you out with the practicalities during your participation, fx all transportations. You will be given guided introduction to the project and meet interesting people.
  • Local exhibition and press contacts during the project.
  • We will invite parishes, religious communities of different confessions and the press to walk along with us, shorter or longer parts. Hopefully this will create a lot of interests around the project for peace.
  • We pick you up with car at nearest trainstation at arrival.
  • You will meet a lot of friendly people in informal and inspiring ways.
  • You will see Sweden's nature at its best time of year, also be here over our famous Midsummer celebrations.

We ask of you
  • To be yourself - Make a personal and artistic interpretation of your participation in the art project ”Walking Peace”.
  • To do at least 15 days of work for the art project, during your stay of up to 33 days. As part of our projects funding you will be asked to fill in a diary for at least 75 hours of work, walking days included.
  • The art project includes a lot of walking; 10 km/day for 12 days, meaning being outdoors up to 3 hours a day. You need to have good walking shoes and suitable clothes with you at arrival.
  • Sketches for benches with the theme ”rest”. We will introduce the sketches for parishes along the trail with the aim to sell the idea of artisticly designed benches for rest, meditation or conversation. Maybe you will sell your designs?
  • Make a presentation of yourself during an ARNA-evening/artist talk (ca 20-30 min), show your work during an Open Studio and take part in the preparation of exhibition/exhibitions.

You still have to pay for
Your flights
Food, art material and other daily necessities during your stay.
Your own recreational expenses during your stay.

Last day for applications is 1 of April of 2013

Read how you make your application here

Monday, March 18, 2013

Call for entries: Artist-In-Residence International Program 2013 at Buenos Aires

Fundación 'ace para el Arte Contemporáneo invites career as well as emerging artists to apply for residencies within the frame of acePIRAR Artist-in-Residence International Program.
Production, exploration, urban intervention and networking are key words of this program Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a cosmopolitan city with the perfect combination of European and South America's roots soul.

This modern place for contemporary art production consist of 4 exhibition spaces, painting studio, reading room, a well equipped workshop and printmaking facilities oriented to artists, designers, performers and curators.
We provide:
  • different residency types to best fit each artist profile and project:
Production residency - Exploration residency - Urban Intervention residency - SUB30 residency
  • lodging in a guest house in the heart of Buenos Aires: very near of all the major cultural attractions of the city
  • time and space: modern installations to create new works, research innovative ideas and experiment with different techniques
Check our facilities here
  • professional team support: receive professional technical and artistic direction, personal feedback, critiques and stimulating dialogue.
Get to know our team
For more information-guidelines, residency types, fees, application form and comprehensive FAQ-click here
Contact us at:
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+5411 4551 3218
+5411 45513218
Conesa 667
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Announcing a $500 Award to Undertake a Residency at BigCi

The Very Terry Reid Award

Local and international artists are invited to submit proposals for a
$500 Award to undertake a Residency at Bilpin international ground for
Creative initiatives (BigCi) to take place between July and December 2013.

BigCi is located in Bilpin on the edge of the World Heritage listed
Greater Blue Mountains, about one and a half hours drive away from
Sydney, Australia.

Bilpin is a quiet, isolated place, with a population of around 500
scattered in a thin, long wedge of rural land sandwiched between Wollemi
National Park and Blue Mountains National Park.  The four-shop centre of
Bilpin includes a small Post Office (see photo attached).  Mail is not
delivered to BigCi; it is personally collected at the Post Office.  The
ritual of the mail collection provides a point of social contact within
the surrounds of pristine wilderness. The Post Office is located near to
the beginning of the unsealed road, 820 metres from BigCi.

*The Very Terry Reid Award* is open to artists from various fields such
as mail artists, painters, sculptors, multimedia artists, performance
artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers. Proposals for the Award need to
show how the artist wishes to respond to the environment of Bilpin and
specifically utilise the Bilpin Post Office, relating it in some way to
the art.

*The due date for submissions is 15 April 2013.*

Application Form containing more information about the Award is attached.

For more information about BigCi, go to

Please feel free to spread the word about this new creative project.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Eastern Bloc SPRING 2013 RESIDENCY

  • Location: Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Deadline: Apr 12th, 2013
  • Duration: Production residency: 6 May – 19 June 2013 Public presentation: 20 – 23 June 2013
  • Eligibility:
  • Costs & Support: The selected artist or collective will receive a total fee of $1150 for the residency (including production, presentation and workshop).
  • URL: http://

Eastern Bloc’ media lab is a space for experimenting, learning, theorizing and creating – a place to further develop systems-based, networked, generative and hybrid practices through an artist-led discourse. The lab is a site of convergence for artists (both emerging and established), professionals, students, technicians, theorists and curators – encouraged to work side by side, supporting one another conceptually as well as technically.
Eastern Bloc’s residency program, with its three residencies per year (Fall, Winter, Spring), is a chance for artists and audiences to critically engage in the artistic process, with a focus on DIY and open source culture as well as and the political discourse surrounding contemporary digital culture, and a special consideration for pedagogy and technological democratization.
For the upcoming Winter residency, artists (or artist collectives) are asked to submit a project in one or more of the following disciplines: Net art, interactive installation/performance, bio art, audio/video installation, A/V performance, sound performance, public intervention. Applicants are encouraged to propose a project along the theme of “Black Market,” which will coincide with the thematic orientation of the fifth edition of Sight & Sound, taking place from the 8th to the 29th of May 2103.
Please include in the project description how the proposed project responds to the following criteria (the artistic merit of your application will be judged based on these criteria):
  • Puts forward a process of exploration/risk-taking/experimentation within a public context
  • Presents critically engaged content
  • Exploits the material framework and conceptual parameters of the mediums and technologies used
  • Use of multiple platforms/systems/networks and/or use of open source technologies
  • Explores current trends in digital culture
  • Investigates the digital language and its norms and structures
  • Looks to build upon or challenge the normative structures of New Media art production and exhibition
The selected artist or artist collective will benefit from a 6 week production residency in the Eastern Bloc lab (6 May – 19 June 2013), followed by 4 days to present the completed work or work-in-progress in one of the centre’s gallery spaces (20 – 23 June 2013). The artist or collective will benefit from the following services:
  • Open access to the research & production lab
  • Guided technical assistance during the 6 week production period (provided by the Lab Coordinator and/or a lab volunteer)
  • Access to the lab’s equipment and tools (click here for detailed list of lab equipment and tools)
  • Access to small storage space for materials and personal equipment
  • A maximum of 10 hours of in-gallery technical assistance for the installation and dismantle of the project before and after the presentation period
  • Photo and video documentation of the residency process (including production, exhibition, workshop and artist talk)
The selected artist or collective is required to give at least one workshop, on a related subject, in the lab (open to Eastern Bloc’s members and the general community, maximum of 15 participants); as well as give an artist talk (open to the general public) about the project created while in residency at Eastern Bloc. The selected artist or collective will receive a total fee of $1150 for the residency (including production, presentation and workshop). 

Artists must submit the following:
  • Artistic statement (max 250 words)
  • Detailed description of the project including technical requirements (max 500 words)
  • Bio and up-to-date CV of all collaborators
  • Support material of current or past works (max. 10 images and/or 3 audio/video excerpts)
All completed submissions must be sent by email to no later than 5pm on Friday, April 12th, 2013.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Allianz Cultural Foundation Grants for Artists in Europe

The Allianz Cultural Foundation addresses primarily exceptionally gifted young academics and artists in Europe. In particular, we support cooperative projects with involved partners from at least three countries. In addition to the required artistic, academic or respectively educational quality, the project application has to point out, that the participating project partners share the financial and thematic responsibility and cooperate at eye level. Special attention is paid to projects, which enable long-term networks between the involved artists and project partners. Hence the Allianz Cultural Foundation only supports projects but no institutions. The Allianz Cultural Foundation focuses on particular regions within Europe. Aside from the countries of Central and South-eastern Europe the focal point of the next years lies on the Mediterranean area.
The criteria for funding focus on contemporary concepts of every genre and media which prove new ideas in the arts, culture and education. The projects may also be workshops, whereas the active knowledge transfer and the exchange of experiences between the participants are valued just as the result itself. Furthermore, sponsored projects should on the long run appeal to a larger audience than only professionals.

Project applications – the most important at a glance
The deadline for project applications for this year has expired on April 30, 2012. Applications for projects in 2014 have to be handed in at the Allianz Cultural Foundation on March 31, 2013, at the latest. Please send your applications via email as well as via mail. The application should not include more than five pages. In your budget planning (part of the application), you should clearly indicate what concrete subtotal you apply for, and for what purposes. Furthermore we would kindly like to ask you to fill out the "project sheet" (max. 2 pages) which you can find on top of this page. As a matter of principle, the Allianz Kulturstiftung only co-finances projects, and never assumes full financing.

In accordance with the Foundation's programme the following are, as a rule, not entitled to grants:
  • Supporting individuals or institutions as far as they are not committed to special projects of the Allianz Kulturstiftung as project partners
  • The allocation of scholarships
  • The promotion of individual third party publications
  • The promotion of any kind of productions (e.g. film, theatre)
  • Institutional aid without concrete links to projects (e.g. renovations, instruments, technical equipment and real estate)
  • Refinancing projects which have already finished
  • Events in the entertainment sphere or those where the Allianz Kulturstiftung has been approached with a view to commercial promotion activities
The application procedure
The duration of the project aid is always limited in terms of time. Applications for grants addressed to the Foundation should outline the planned project and beyond that, should embrace a detailed concept of the project as well as a schedule and financial plan. The applications have to be handed in via email as well as via mail.
Should the sponsoring principles of the Foundation be fulfilled, the application is presented to the interdisciplinary Advisory Board for discussion, since this is the board for academic and artistic matters that bears responsibility for the quality of the projects selected. The Advisory Board then makes its respective recommendation to the Board of Trustees, which - having the authority to specify guidelines - makes the final decision for the sponsorship programme.
Aktion KulturAllianzen
In addition to its cooperational projects all over Europe, the Allianz Kulturstiftung is also engaged at a local and regional level in Germany with its Aktion KulturAllianzen. As an independent project within the Foundation's sponsorship programme it accompanies and aids the cultural commitment of representatives of the Allianz SE on a local level. At the moment aid is limited to 2,250 euros per project, two thirds of which comes from the Allianz Kulturstiftung, one third from the local Allianz representative. Further information on this project can be found under projects on this homepage.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Soap Factory Call for Artists

The Soap Factory exhibits work in its galleries throughout the year. Group exhibitions curated from submissions could have as many as 8 artists. The Soap Factory is housed in a 120-year old industrial warehouse near the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. We have no climate control, air conditioning or permanent heating system; please bear this in mind when submitting your work. Projects by individual artists that propose to use the entire 12,000 sq feet of gallery space are always encouraged.

We are particularly interested in proposals conceived specifically for The Soap Factory galleries. Our programming is unique in that we select only a small proportion of the artists we exhibit from our pool of submissions. We commonly receive 300 artist submissions per season. Examples of artists shown by The Soap Factory from submissions: Nadine Anderson, Matt Bakkom, Nina Lola Bachhuber, Ernest Arthur Bryant III, David Bartley, Ian Burns, Santiago Cucullu, E-Team, Omer Fast, Harrell Fletcher, Isa Gagarin, Michael Gaughan, Amber Ginsburg, Jay Heikes, Alexa Horochowski, Margaret Kilgallen, Chris Lawrence, Keith Lemley, Rita MacDonald, Joseph Madrigal, Rodney McMillian, Clive Murphy, Wil Natzel, Kelly Nipper, Carl Pope Jr, David Rathman, Patrick Scully, Slinko, Xavier Tavera, Bruce Tapola, Traci Tullius.

Submission Guidelines for 2014 season:

* Postmark deadline is April 30, 2013.
* We do NOT accept e-mailed submissions.
* Submissions are reviewed for exhibition in the 2014 season.
* Artists selected for the 2014 season will be notified in summer of 2013.
* We may keep your submission on file for up to 8 months.
* Please, do not call or email to check on your submission.
* The Soap Factory does not return work. Please only send materials that you do not need to be returned.

What to send:

* A cover page indicating the following information:
o Name
o Email
o Phone
o Address
o Medium of submission
• Up to ten color images of your work on disc. Digital images must be Mac compatible (jPeg, tif, pdf) not less than 1500x2100 pixels.
• Each submitted image MUST ALSO BE PRINTED IN HARD COPY. Submissions that do not include hard copy images WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.
* Resume, artist statement and project description/ proposal.
* We prefer that you submit any video on DVD. DVD must be in Zone 1 format (readable in USA).
• The Soap Factory is committed to diversity in audience, staff and programming. To assist us in achieving our diversity goals, please indicate your ethnicity or cultural background. Note that responses to this query are not a factor in showing at The Soap Factory, but a measurement of how well we are promoting our submission process to diverse communities.
• All application materials must be submitted in English

The Soap Factory provides full installation support for all selected projects, including travel and accommodation, as well as a stipend to artists. We provide publicity, exhibition invitations, mailings, opening reception and artist talks. We do not provide insurance coverage for work exhibited at The Soap Factory. All work is shown at the artist's own risk.

Mail submissions to:

Program Manager

The Soap Factory
514 2nd St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Knight Curatorial Fellowship at the Museum of Art, Miami Beach

Dates of Fellowship: August 12, 2013 – August 12, 2014
Application deadline: April 1, 2013 | 5:00pm

In its third year, the Bass Museum of Art Knight Curatorial Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for an emerging curator. Responsibilities include, conducting studio visits in Miami, communicating with artists, collectors and arts professionals in the Miami community and assisting in developing public programming. He/she will also work alongside other museum departments to assist in the coordination of exhibitions and contemporary artists’ projects.

“These three one-year Knight Curatorial Fellowships seek to enhance the curatorial dialogue in the Miami community,whereby artists, art professionals, collectors and art enthusiasts engage in critical conversations about art and cultural issues as well as promote an exchange of ideas,” states Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Bass Museum of Art.

“Connecting these curators from across the globe with Miami’s renowned contemporary artists will help to expand the reach of the community’s art scene,” states Dennis Scholl, vice president/arts. “We hope this program will encourage artistic exchange for years to come.”

In March 2011, The Bass Museum of Art initiated the first of three, one-year curatorial fellowships focusing on contemporary art thanks to generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight ArtsChallenge.
Past Knight Curatorial Fellows include:
Kristen Korolowicz 2011- 2012
Bryan Granger 2012- 2013

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2013 | 5:00pm
To apply for the 2013-2014 Knight Curatorial Fellowship, please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references via mail to Bryan Granger, Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.  Email applications will not be considered.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Climate and Development Fellowship for South Asian Journalists

The fellowships are being offered by Panos South Asia as part of a Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) project for enhancing climate change awareness and understanding among journalists in South Asia. Applications are invited from print, television, radio and web journalists writing / reporting on climate change and environment issues from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The fellowships will support writing / reporting stories on climate change from the region. The fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in a training workshop and field trip that will link them with their peers from the neighbouring countries and understand climate-related issues from a South Asian perspective. Applicants should have a strong motivation for working on climate change related issues in South Asia and should have worked on climate-related stories in their media. The application, by e-mail, would need to include the following:

1. A covering letter, in which the applicant explains his/her motivation for applying for the fellowship, and how he/she would use the fellowship to build on previous experience (two to three pages).
2. A detailed CV with the names and contact details of two references.
3. Copies of two stories published on climate change or environment. TV/radio journalists can also provide the link to the programme.
4. A copy of a scanned letter from the editor of the applicant’s publication, TV or radio channel supporting the application. Please write ‘Application for the SACCA Fellowships 2013’ in the subject line of your e-mail application.

Applications need to be received by Friday, 8th March 2013 to
Only successful applicants will be contacted.

2013 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean

Application deadline: April 1, 2013

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and Independent Curators International (ICI) are pleased to announce an open call for curators: The 2013 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. In its second edition, this travel award will support a contemporary art curator based anywhere in the world to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to conduct research about art and cultural activities in the region. Intending to generate new collaborations with artists, curators, museums, and cultural centers in the area, this award will cover curatorial residencies, studio visits, and/or archival research.

The CPPC Travel Award will support a curator to visit either one or multiple locations in Central America and the Caribbean, and will prioritize first encounters, allowing curators that have not traveled to the region to make connections and develop networks. The travel period can be anywhere between three weeks and three months, and take place between May and November 2013. The grant will cover costs of up to $10,000. Funds can be requested to visit one or more of the following countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama; and, in the Caribbean: The Antilles, The Bahamas, Colombia (Caribbean region), and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Independent curators and those with institutional affiliations may apply. Applications from established and emerging curators (3+ years professional experience) will be considered.

To be considered a candidate for the 2013 Travel Grant, a full proposal must contain the following:
•  A letter of approximately 1,500 words (3 pages) describing the proposal for curatorial research for which funds are being requested. This should include a short summary on the reasons why the research is important and why it should happen now, the applicant’s relationship to the region, as well as the names of any artists, curators, collections, archives, or institutions with which the applicant hopes to spend time.
•  A travel itinerary or plan for the residency program with proposed dates of travel (one page)
•  A budget covering all travel research costs including any per diem, fees, and translation expenses (one page)
•  A Curriculum Vitae (abridged to no more than 3 pages)

Format: The required documents should be sent by email to with Travel Award in the subject line. No printed versions should be sent via post. The letter, travel itinerary, budget, and CV should be page-numbered and sent as one single PDF.

Language: Applications may be submitted in English or Spanish.

A jury of professionals who live in, or have extensive knowledge of the region will select the successful applicant.

Grantees are expected to make their own travel arrangements, including securing Visas, if needed. If not fluent in local languages, grantees must allocate funds for a translator. On completion of travel a report of approximately 1,500 words on the outcomes of research is required, together with a budget outlining how the money was spent. Awardees are also expected to submit photographs and a research report on activities in the region that will contribute to the online Journal resource on ICI’s website.

For further information or questions, contact Misa Jeffereis at


The first CPPC Travel Award was granted in 2012 and was given in honor of curator Virginia Pérez-Ratton (1950-2010) who was internationally renowned for working with contemporary artists in Central America and the Caribbean. As a resource complementing the CPPC Travel Award, ICI hosts an online platform that provides information about Pérez-Ratton as well as the institutions, archives, collections, and cultural activities in the region. This resource will also eventually include accounts from the Travel Award grantee.

About the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) works to increase understanding and awareness of Latin America’s contributions to the history of art and ideas, and to support innovation, education, creativity, and research in the field of Latin American art. Through grants and partnerships, the CPPC also supports the professional development of Latin American artists, curators, and scholars. Recent initiatives include, among others, a sponsorship to create a Curatorial Fellowship at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany; a partnership with Hunter College (New York) to create the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Professor of Latin American Art; and an alliance with the Bard Graduate Center (New York) to organize the Cisneros Seminar in the Material Cultures of the Ibero-American World.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Call for Berkeley based Artists: Berkeley Civic Art Exhibition

Deadline: April 16th, 2013
Open to all artists living or working in Berkeley, California
The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley’s opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within its community. The works of approximately 30 artists will be selected by a jury for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building at 2180 Milvia Street. The work will be distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors. Selected artworks will be displayed for approximately one year, through the middle of 2014.
All selected artists will receive a $150 honorarium, and a purchase prize of up to $3,000 will also be awarded.

No application fee.
Visit for full prospectus and to submit. 
Berkeley Civic Arts Program with Berkeley Art Center and Kala Art Institute
Berkeley, CA

Monday, March 4, 2013

International Call for Submissions: Prix Ars Electronica 2013

Deadline: March 8th, 2013

The call for submissions for Prix Ars Electronica 2013 is now open. This international competition for cyberarts has seven categories and is organised by Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, and is one of the most important awards for creativity and pioneering spirit in the field of digital media.
Since 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has served as an interdisciplinary platform for everyone who uses the computer as a universal medium for implementing and designing their creative projects at the interface of art, technology and society.
The Prix Ars Electronica, the Ars Electronica Festival, the Ars Electronica Center – Museum of the Future and the Ars Electronica Futurelab are the four divisions that comprise the Ars Electronica Linz GmbH, whose specific orientation and long-term continuity make it a unique platform for digital art and media culture.
The Prix Ars Electronica calls for entries and awards prizes in the following categories:
For more detailed information, link to entry, submission guidelines and list of prizes:
Prix Ars Electronica is based in Linz, Austria.