Thursday, November 27, 2014

Call to artists: Look Again 2015 - North East Scotland

Practitioners from a wide spectrum of creative disciplines are invited to submit proposals for a site-specific commission to take place in Aberdeen as part of the inaugural Look Again 2015.
Introduction - Look Again - ‘Forging Creative Connections’ Look Again 2015 is a five-day focus on visual art and design taking place in Aberdeen, Scotland. The festival will commence on Wednesday 8 April and will continue until Sunday 12 April, working with various partners and across a variety of venues and locations.
Our ambition is for Look Again to grow and develop into a larger annual festival that will showcase the very best in visual art and design in North East Scotland.
Artist Brief – ‘Look at Me!’
Deadline: 07 December 2014 at 17:00
Aberdeen’s city centre has a diverse range of sculptures. These range from traditional to contemporary and perform many functions, such as commemoration, memorial and remembrance, as well as the expression of ideas. As part of the festivals first years focus on visual arts and design we are interested in applicants responding to the traditional figurative statues, which form part of an existing sculpture trail within Aberdeen city.
We believe these monuments have become like wallpaper to the residents of Aberdeen and through a new and inspiring piece of public art we wish to highlight their historical references, unheard stories and lively anecdotes.
These creative interventions will re-engage our residents with this trail; becoming tourists in their own city. Many of these public sculptures date from the 19th century, and artists, when developing their proposal, may wish to reflect on how modern considerations of ethnicity and gender balance could be addressed in their projects.
We would like to invite applicants to design elements for the sculptures that are a new creative intervention and will redress these monuments; this can take the form of oversized jewellery, a complete textile wrap, a change of colour. It is up to the individual or group to create an intervention that will engage the general public to look again at an existing historical sculpture.
This opportunity is open to all artists, designers as well as creative thinkers and makers. We have identified seven sculptures within Aberdeen city centre and one site has been earmarked for applicants to engage and work with a community or group, to develop the project and together redress the piece of public art. We welcome applications from individuals, groups and collectives and each applicant can apply for more than one site or all the sites.
*A total budget of £13,800.00 is available for 6 of the commissions.
(Each site has a budget of £2300.00)
*Community Engagement Commission - £4300.00
How to apply:
If you are interested in this opportunity and for further information, please contact SMART Consultants (Producers of Look Again 2015 in partnership with RGU) to request a full brief.
Email: or call 01224561977,
The deadline is Sunday 07 December 2014 at 17:00pm.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Go Elsewhere 2015 | Call for Applications

606 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27406
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Elsewhere, a living museum set in a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC, is accepting applications for 2015 residencies. Artists are invited to create using the museum’s immense 58-year collection of cultural and material surplus for site-specific projects that interpret and contribute to Elsewhere’s concepts, collections, and communities.
Elsewhere’s three-story museum offers an evolving environment of living installations, public studios, and materials that provides an experimental context for investigating material culture, re-thinking process and practice, and developing new collaborative approaches. Elsewhere is an active participant in the vitalization of its emerging downtown neighborhood, and an exceptional place for rethinking things in everyday and extraordinary life.
We welcome applications from individuals and collaborative teams working across media, fields, disciplines, and administrations. Research and project residencies range from 2-6 weeks.

Applications are due by January 11, 2015. for more information.
Watch the residency video at

Monday, November 24, 2014

NordArt - Open Call for Artists

Deadline for applications 15 December 2014 
Kunstwerk Carlshütte is a non-profit cultural initiative and organizes the NordArt, an
annual international exhibition of visual arts from June to the beginning of October.
NordArt is one of the largest juried exhibition of contemporary art in Europe,
representing all facets of visual arts. Against the striking backdrop of the former
foundry Carlshütte, Chief curator and artist Wolfgang Gramm creates an allencompassing
piece of art each year, composed of works by some 250 selected artists from all over 
the world. Nearly 3000 artists from 101 countries have applied for NordArt 2014.
Exhibition area
The old foundry building in the Carlshütte (22,000 sqm), ACO Wagenremise (400
sqm), a 80,000 square metre sculpture park, as well as public spaces in the town.
For an impression of the exhibition site visit the virtual tour.
Address: Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Vorwerksallee, 24782 Büdelsdorf, Germany
Opening ceremony and general opening times:
Opening ceremony: Saturday 6 June 2015, 5 pm
Opening times: till 4 October 2015, Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
The NordArt-Prize worth 10.000 Euro is being sponsored by Hans-Julius and
Johanna Ahlmann (ACO Group) since 2010. Each year one artist is awarded with the
aim to support the art and culture scene.

Public Choice Award
The visitors of the NordArt can vote for their favourite artist. The three winners are
invited to participate again in next years NordArt. Each award is worth 1.000 Euro.
Each year the exhibition is preceded by the international NordArt Symposium.
Approximately 10 artists are invited to attend the symposium and create large works
(sculpture, installation, painting) for the current NordArt.

NordArt Catalogue
A catalogue in DIN A4 format (29,7 cm x 21 cm), in German/English, is produced for
the exhibition with one page per artist. All participating artists receive a free copy of
the catalogue.
Application for Participation
The deadline for applications is 15 December 2014
Informations and application for participation: Participation
No entry fee, no participating fee.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Residency: Digital Narratives

Digital Narratives, a multi-platform, interdisciplinary, creative production residency
We invite applications from all writers who wish to use interactive technologies and associated digital concepts to explore, push the boundaries of, and create new forms of innovative narrative.
Starts May 4, 2015. Apply by December 10, 2014  

Who Should Apply

Canadian and international writers from all literary genres should apply. This includes (but is not limited to) fiction and non-fiction writers, screenwriters, documentary makers, animators and graphic novelists working within the digital landscape to produce a new literary project.  Collaborative artists may apply, in additional to individual artists.
Adjudication shall be based on artistic merit and the ability of The Banff Centre to support the project.
All projects must clearly demonstrate strong potential for publication on a digital platform.

Residency: BASU FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS Kolkata, India

A not-for-profit foundation that encourages, promotes and supports innovative work in the field of the visual and performing arts. It organises Exhibitions and Performances (music, dance, theatre) in India and other Countries creating a platform for the Local and International artist community to exhibit their works globally.
It invites artists, curators and researchers for art residencies to share their work with a local audience, and engage in dialogue about ideas and concepts that are shaping their practice and the larger domain of contemporary art. It arranges Talks which are designed around ongoing exhibitions and events in India and elsewhere by bringing together panels of speakers with specialised knowledge and experience in areas such as curation, institution building, public/community-based art, and the like, these events become important public platforms for exchange of ideas and constructive debate. It organises Workshops for specific groups within the art community such as students, writers, and emerging artists, bringing together small groups to exchange ideas and their work, and critically reflect on their own practice.

The Gallery, Abhishek Basu Contemporary (A.B.C.) exhibits the works of the artist in residence with the mission to create an awareness of the works and the artist by curating exhibitions in a vibrant contemporary art space in Kolkata and across India and connecting these artists with international collectors, galleries, Foundations and Museums and provide them with the necessary exposure among the right networks.




Art residency in Kolkata for 1 month for 1 artist

The residency includes:- accommodation
- board
- studio
- basic materials
  to create the work (to be agreed)
- curatorial assistance and
- final exhibition

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Where I'm From: The Black Artstory of Myrtle and Beyond
February 1-28, 2015
The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership (MARP) is seeking paintings, drawings, photography and works on paper to present in its 3rd Annual Black Artstory Month. Selected works will be featured in businesses on Myrtle Avenue in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn from February 1-28, 2015.
The title of this year’s Black Artstory Month is “Where I’m From: The Black Artstory of Myrtle and Beyond.”
In celebration of the centuries-long black arts tradition on Myrtle Avenue and its surrounding areas, MARP is seeking visual art that explores the concepts of time, travel, time-travel, and transition.
Please submit the following materials by November 30, 2014 to Ali Rosa-Salas, ATTN: Black Artstory Month Submission:
*Application materials must be submitted in a zip file or PDF*
1. Brief Artist Statement
2. Resume/CV
3. Up to 4 artwork images with index listing title, medium, and dimensions for each piece.
Selected works must be ready to hang.
For more information and to submit please contact Black Artstory Month organizer Ali Rosa-Salas:

Berwick Visual Arts Residency

Berwick Visual Arts is pleased to announce applications are now open for its annual residency in partnership with Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.

The residency is an opportunity for an artist working with moving image to create a new piece of work in response to the festival theme of 'Fact or Fiction' as it explores the relationship between the real and the imagined world, including the spaces in between and the points of convergence and within the context of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

The work will be premiered at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival between 23rd and 27th September 2015.

The residency is open to artists based in the UK and internationally and applicants must have been out of college (BA graduate) for a minimum of 3 years, or have fully completed an MA and/or PhD.

Applicants should also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to their artistic practice through a strong track record of creating new work through projects, exhibitions and commissions.

Accommodation and studio space is provided for the artist with a fee of £8000 available inclusive of artist's commission fee, material costs and production costs for the final outcome.

Please download the full application guidelines and complete the application form or email berwickvisualarts@maltingsberwick for the guidelines and application form.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is Friday 5th December 2014, at 5pm (UK time) 

Shortlisted artists will be invited for interview in January 2015 in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
James Lowther
Phone: 441289333075
c/o The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
Eastern Lane
Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1AJ

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Call for Applications: Cranbrook Fellowship

Cranbrook Academy of Art, a preeminent graduate school of art, design and architecture seeks applications for two one- semester residential teaching fellowships for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters. The Academy’s Critical Studies Fellowship program brings scholars from a wide range of fields to work closely with Cranbrook graduate students to explore the intersections of theory and culture studies with visual art and design practice. 
For the 2015-2016 fellowships, the Academy is seeking scholars working in fields that expose the impact and possibilities of the technological, networked, digital environment on our ideas, identities, and cultures. Scholars from diverse areas of interest are encouraged to apply. 
Candidates must hold an advanced degree in their field (MA or higher, PhD preferred), have graduate-level teaching experience and an interest in the links between their work and a visual art/craft/design studio practice. The Fellow will have both formal and informal time with students, including public lectures, discussion groups studio visits and critiques. 
Opportunities also exist for creative curatorial, research or other projects while in residence. This position is well-suited to an emerging professional, although all levels are invited to apply. Fellows must reside on campus and be free from other professional duties during the semester. Please note: we are not seeking candidates who are primarily studio artists or designers or who propose a studio-based series.
Fellowship includes:
-Travel stipend toward R/T travel to campus and/or professional activities
-Housing (private furnished apartment on campus)
Application must be received by December 1, 2014.
To apply, please compile a single PDF that includes:
• Completed Application Form:
• Letter of interest
• Proposal of a series or theme for the semester (please outline 2 lectures and 3 discussion topics)
• Academic CV (including bibliography of published work)
• Links to lectures or presentations available online
• Names and contact information for three references (must include telephone number)
• Please title your application PDF with your first and last name (example : marie.curie.pdf)
Email application to: 
Trisha Holt, Academic Programs Coordinator:

JOIN THE SFMOMA TEAM Curator, Contemporary Photography,17240.html
Under the direction of the Senior Curator of Photography, the Curator, Contemporary Photography will play a leading role in managing the growth and development of the photography collection of the last 25 years and in the development and management of exhibitions and interpretive programs related to contemporary photography. The Curator, Contemporary Photography also collaborates with other curators in the department in developing the permanent collection and devising the strategy for accessions and contributes to permanent collection research in the area of expertise.  The Curator will also work with curators in photography and other departments to ascertain their interests in areas that might permit collaboration on accessions and exhibitions, and assist when possible.
  • Conceive and organize a regular program of exhibitions and publications of contemporary photography.
  • Work with the Senior Curator to identify and select travelling shows to present at SFMOMA, adapt and install travelling exhibitions as assigned
  • Participate in the museum's New Work and SECA programs, as appropriate
  • Serve as departmental liaison to other curatorial departments, and attend departmental meetings as appropriate. Foster collaboration and dialogue between departments.
  • When appropriate, collaborate with other curatorial departments on the acquisition and display of contemporary photography in non-photography designated galleries
  • Lead research of the permanent collection in area of expertise, assist in selecting work to be acquired for the permanent collection in area of expertise
  • Work with Senior Curator, Curator, and Associate Curator on the development of a core body of supporters within the Photography Department for Contemporary Photography. Work with the other curatorial departments as needed to develop and sustain enthusiasm for this area
  • In collaboration with Associate Curator, and in coordination with the Development Department's recommendation on membership review, explore the formation of a support group for younger photography enthusiasts. Present lectures and walkthroughs to docents, visitors, and other special groups.
  • Develop and maintain advantageous relationships with the community, including artists, dealers, museum colleagues, collectors, and trustees.
  • Attend symposia and art fairs, (as assigned), conduct research, contribute to publications outside the museum and participate actively in the field.
Education and Training: Advanced degree in art history with special interest in contemporary art and photography.
Work Experience:  Three to five years' museum experience, or equivalent.
Skills and Abilities:Demonstrated ability to work with different kinds of people, especially with colleagues and collectors but also with donors, artists, and general public. . Demonstrated creativity in programming. Ability to manage staff, knowledge of photographic history and art history, superb oral and written communication skills essential. Excellent research skills, and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Ability to organize and prioritize, and supervise staff members around a common project. Proficiency in standard office equipment and technologies and software. Embark and Tessitura experience a plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS:Fast paced office
Physical DemandsRequires the physical, visual and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
Special Environmental FactorsOffice environment

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Open Call for Spectacular Project Ideas

Brian Cohen

Beam Camp
55 Boy Scout Road
Strafford, NH 03884


Proposals can be submitted on the Beam Camp website until Sunday, January 18, 2015 with Semi-finalists announced on Monday, January 26, 2015. Projects are budgeted at $12,500. Winning designers receive a $3,000 honorarium, travel costs, and are invited to visit camp during the project's production.

Beam Camp, the summer camp for the fine and manual arts, technology and collaboration, announces its annual international search to find its 2015 Beam Projects. The large-scale collaborative projects are realized by Beam campers, aged 10-17, and staff at the camp's 106-acre facility in Strafford, New Hampshire.

Projects are budgeted at $12,500. Winning designers receive a $3,000 honorarium, travel costs, and are invited to visit camp during the project's production.

Proposals can be submitted on the Beam Camp website until Sunday, January 18, 2015 with Semi-finalists announced on Monday, January 26, 2015. (submission page:

Beam offers these prompts for proposals:
• Big ideas that result in a unique, ambitious, and spectacular product
• Projects that are ambitious enough to occupy and challenge 108 campers and 20+
staff members
• Projects that take advantage of our camp's landscape and rural setting
• Proposals that communicate a clear vision (sketches, diagrams, and other visuals are
always helpful) and represent your/your team's expertise

Beam Camp Co-Director Danny Kahn says of the Project, 'it's a chance for kids to walk around inside the mind of a designer of big things and systems. The kids get to learn project-specific making skills and practice the tools of collaboration, and more importantly see how to bring to life a passionately held and expertly developed idea.'

The 2014 Beam Projects reflected Beam's core emphasis on cultivating creative thinking and applied collaborative work. 'Forest Phantasmagoria,' Beam Project 2014.1, is 30' kaleidoscope designed by sculptors Niko Van Stichel and Lut Vandebos. 'Creatura,' Beam Project 2014.2, designed by Mark Torrens and Federico Forestiero, is a person-powered water vehicle with three means of propulsion including a human hamster wheel.

Previous winners include 2014 Architzer Award Winner 'Swingtones' by Supermass Studio and Sage & Coombe Architecture, 'Cut, Paste, Build' by Robots, Caitlin Berrigan's 'Macro/Micro Domes,' Steve Gerberich and Nathaniel Lieb's 'Beam Fleet,' Jan Drojarski and Jon Bocksel's 'Jungletopia,' Christine Baumgartner and Manuel Kretzer's 'Float With The Flowers,' the solar-powered film 'A Trip to the Sun' by Daniela Kostova and Mike DeSeve, WIgnall & Moore's 'The Stories of Machines That Never Flew,' 'The Habitats of Parker Mountain' by pragmatopia and architecture students of the University of Kassel, Germany, 'Creature Quake' huge monsters built into the landscape be Rachel Kunreuther and Doug Stokey and 'Navigating Dreams,' a timber-frame boat-machine by Matthew Springett Associates.