OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS
Department of Art & Art Professions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, NYU listing of art opportunities
The Opportunities for Artists include scholarships, residencies, grants, fellowships, awards, exhibitions, for art students, visual artists and other arts-related professions. All information is subject to change and must be verified by the individual seeking each opportunity.
AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
Artist Fellowships, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF)
Deadline: Thursday, June 21
NACF embraces the notion that Native artists offer profound contributions to intellectual inquiry and community sustainability. Native artists are at thresholds of exploration in unfolding creative terrains. They are deepening their impact on the field of contemporary arts practice and are forging new recognition in national and global communities. Through the fellowship program, we hope to foster the creativity of our Indigenous artists, allowing the opportunity for study, reflection, experimentation, and discovery. Artists must demonstrate excellence, having made a significant impact in their discipline, earned respect from their colleagues, and achieved recognition in the field. The artists’ work must be evolving and current. Awards are $20,000. Awards will be made in six disciplines: 1) Visual Arts 2) Filmmaking 3) Music 4) Dance 5) Literature 6) Traditional Arts.
Deadline: Saturday, June 30 (postmarked)
Library Fellows’ Award, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
The Library Fellows Program was established in 1989 to encourage and support the creation of artists’ books and to benefit the Library and Research Center. The artist who is responsible for the overall creation, design and realization of the book must be a woman. Technical assistance in developing the book edition by both women and men is acceptable. Collaborative projects between two or more women artists are allowed. Only new books will be considered. Previously published books or books that are versions of books previously published or planned for publication will not be considered. The Library Fellows program provides up to $12,000 biennially for the production of an artist book in an edition of 125. An additional $1,000 is provided for the artist to create 500 copies of a promotional brochure for the book, as well as $1,000 for the artist to travel to the Library Fellows’ annual meeting to present her book upon completion. The artist and the National Museum of Women in the Arts own the copyright of the book jointly. The artist keeps 25 copies, which she may distribute as desired. The artist is also responsible for designing and printing a promotional brochure (500 copies), which the museum will distribute with the press release.
Deadline: Friday, June 1
International Residency Program, The Darling Foundry, Montreal, Canada
The Darling Foundry, located in Old Montreal (Quebec, Canada), is an alternative visual arts complex with an outstanding architectural design. The Visual Arts Centre provides opportunities for research, creation, production, and exhibition. Its multifaceted spaces, spanning 3,500 square meters, provide room for residency studios, living accommodations, technical workshops, gallery spaces, a restaurant, and offices. The Canada Council for the Arts supports the International Residency. The program supports foreign visual artists from outside of Canada. One residency of six months will be awarded. The schedule of the residency is from the beginning of January to the end of June 2013. The resident artist will receive a grant amount of $C 23,000 CAD, which contributes towards travel, subsistence, and production costs. The resident artist will be provided with a studio measuring 100 square meters and a separate living accommodation (for single occupancy) with access to common living spaces. In addition, the Darling Foundry provides the laureate with organizational and technical assistance, as well as promotion and networking opportunities. The resident artist will have the option to participate in open studio events; studio visits by arts professionals, and trips to artistic events. A selection committee consisting of arts professionals evaluates applications. The committee bases their selection on the artistic quality of the applicant’s artistic work, the potential impact of the residency on the applicant’s career, and the contribution to the Montreal and Canadian arts community.
Deadline: Friday, June 1, 5pm (EST)
Residency, The Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY
The Watermill Center Residency Program began in 2006, when the Center, founded by theater and installation artist Robert Wilson, officially opened as a year-round facility. Over the course of the program, up to twenty collectives or individual artists take up residence at the Center to create collaborative works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of performance practice. By June of 2012, the Center will have hosted over 89 residency groups. The Residency Program, which runs from September to June, gives young artists the opportunity to utilize the Watermill Center as a home and a workshop to create and develop their own work. Each residency varies in length according to artists’ and project needs and generally lasts from one to four weeks, when artists have a concentrated period to focus on their work. A distinguished international selection committee composed of artists, academics, and cultural leaders across all disciplines chooses residents. In addition to creating and developing their work, artists share their creative process at Watermill with the community through open rehearsals, workshops, and artist talks. We believe this is an important growth experience for young artists as they learn to talk about their work, interact with the public, and receive audience feedback as they move forward in the process of creation. Watermill is part of a growing international network of like-minded institutions and offers resident artists the opportunity for personal and artistic development within this network of contacts. The Watermill Center is a “laboratory for performance” that supports the development of experimental and cross-disciplinary art. Watermill invites emerging artists to submit ambitious proposals for the creation of collaborative work that critically investigates, challenges, and extends the existing norms of performance practice. Watermill also welcomes research proposals from established scholars. Watermill possesses a strong international profile and continues to extend its network of associates, encouraging proposals from artists based within and outside the U.S. Applicants are responsible for their own production and living expenses during the term of the residency, including food, travel to and from Watermill, art materials and supplies, and equipment rentals. There is a $10 USD fee per proposal that can be paid on the Slideroom website.
Deadline: Monday, June 4, 12midnight
Call for Artists – Prattsville Artists Residency and Workshop, Prattsville, NY
Email: Nancy Barton, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
For NYU Steinhardt Art current MFAs or MFA alumni. This July a new Artists’ Residency and Workshop Project will begin in the rural mountaintop community of Prattsville, New York. The historic town of Prattsville is located three hours from New York City. It has one main street, two churches, two diners, two bars, a small historic museum, a grocery store, 3 rivers, waterfalls, hiking trails, and hundreds of miles of unspoiled forest. Last summer, flooding from Hurricane Irene devastated Prattsville; half of Main Street was literally washed away, and the population dropped from 700 to 400. Many townspeople lost everything, and the local population is now struggling to rebuild. Artists who wish to participate in the Prattsville Residency are asked to divide their time between their private studio work, and using their energies to help the town to recover; lending their creative vision and energy to developing a program of artists’ workshops for local youth and rehabilitating a studio building, which also houses the teaching and gallery space for the workshops. The Prattsville Residency is a collective enterprise; an experimental laboratory, where the Artists in Residence will participate in inventing everything from the workshop curriculum to the studio building itself, which occupies a prominent space on Main Street. The summer will culminate in an Open Studios exhibition, which will be organized and publicized collectively by the artists, the workshop participants, and the town. Artists in Residence who are selected for the program will be offered free housing on a pristine mountaintop, as well as studio space on the town’s Main Street. The living accommodations are exceptionally comfortable, with private bedrooms, shared kitchen, baths, and living room, as well as spacious decks with lake and mountain views. The workspace in town is a work in progress – a flood-damaged building with large open spaces and smaller workrooms in the process of renovation. All artists will be provided with transportation from NYC to Prattsville, and a modest honorarium of approximately $100 per week to help cover the cost of groceries and supplies. The anticipated duration of each artist’s residency is four (4) weeks, though it is possible to stay for a shorter time. The residency is offered between mid-July and the end of August 2012. Artists in Residence must cover the cost of any artist materials and/or equipment needed for their work, shipping costs, additional travel and other personal expenses.
Deadline: Friday, June 8
Open call for artists – WARP Contemporary Art Platform: Artist Village, Genk, Belgium
For one week (August 21-25, 2012) a group of about 25 artists will be given the opportunity to join the Artist Village, organized in C-mine (Genk, Belgium), neighboring Manifesta 9. The artist village takes place in the energy buildings of C-mine. C-Mine is situated on the former coalmine site in Winterslag, Genk. The “C” refers to creativity and creation. WARP is a not-for-profit organization that promotes contemporary art and culture in the Waasland region in Belgium: Sint Niklaas, located between Antwerp and Ghent, is its centre of operation. The acronym WARP stands for ‘Waasland ARtistic Projects’. The term ‘to warp’ is moreover an established notion in science fiction and the computer world and also constitutes a genuine scientific field of research. This gathering, where young artists from all over the world discuss their artwork with professionals of the international art scene, has by now become a WARP tradition. The 25 selected artists under age 35 will have a captivating opportunity to reflect on their art in a professional environment. The interaction with curators, art critics, museum directors, collectors, and established artists from New York to Beijing and from Toronto to Cape Town, as well as with other participating artists, is a unique starting point to further develop their professional art career. The evening activities, including dinners, lectures, and concerts, will be open to everyone who would like to meet with the artists and commentators. The participation fee of €250 Euro includes week-long lodging at site, meals, professional encounters and other scheduled activities, such as lectures, concerts, etc. Travel costs and any necessary visa paperwork have to be covered by the participants. Selected participants will be informed by July 9.
Deadline: Friday, July 13 (postmarked)
Call for applications – Balmoral scholarships 2013, Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany
Six residence scholarships will be awarded to international visual artists. To foster dialog between research and art, Balmoral also awards a residence scholarship to a young scholar in the humanities (preferably art history) for a curatorial project to be developed by the scholarship holder and the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral. Both scholarships last 6 months and begin in April 2013; each residency is endowed with 1,200 EUR per month and includes free accommodation at the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral. A jury of specialists will award all scholarships, taking into consideration the developmental potential of the applicant’s artistic or theoretical work. Eligibility requirement for all scholarships with the exception of the curator scholarship is a completed course of study in art (MFA or comparable degree) and two or three years (depending on the respective scholarship) of continuous artistic work after the conclusion of the studies. To foster artistic dialog and interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge of German, English or French is expected. The curator scholarship is awarded to persons who are not older than 35 years or whose university degree (at least MA, preferably PhD) was completed not more than 5 years ago. For the curator scholarship, mastery of the German language spoken and in writing as well as good knowledge of English or French is essential.
Deadline: Friday, June 15
Residencies and Fellowships, Vermont Studio Center (VSC), Johnson, VT
The Vermont Studio Center offers 2- to 12-week independent studio residencies (24 painters/ mixed-media, 12 sculptors/mixed-media, 2 printmakers, 2 photographers, and 12 writers) for 52 artists and writers per month. All VSC residents receive private studio space appropriate to their medium, simple private rooms and excellent food. In addition to the opportunity for focused, independent work VSC residents can interact informally with a large and varied community of professional peers as well as through open studio evenings, slide showings, and readings, which allow those residents who wish to share their work with one another. Full fellowships are awarded on the basis of merit, and enable artists and writers to come to VSC for four (4) weeks at no fee. Partial Fellowships are grants and work exchange aid that reduces residency fees.
Deadline: Friday, June 15
Social Media Artist Fellowships, Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA), Amherst, VA
VCCA is breaking ground with a new fellowship specifically for the emerging genre of social media artists. Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, VCCA is offering two fully funded, six-week fellowships for artists who are using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube. The fellowships are for artists who are exploring ways to seamlessly integrate the social media platform into the work itself, thus finding new and compelling ways to use social media as a tool of self-expression. The VCCA located on Mt. San Angelo also offers a chance to work privately but in proximity to more than twenty other highly accomplished artists with fresh insights, new ideas and stimulating conversation. All of this, far from the distractions and disruptions of everyday life in quiet, spacious, light filled studios. Fellows at the VCCA work in their own private studios, most of which are located in a renovated Normandy style barn built in the 1930s. The fellowships are accompanied by a $2,000 stipend. Residencies must take place between October 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. Applicants for this fellowship should include the words Social Media Fellowship prominently on their application.
Deadline: Monday, June 18
Artists’ Residency, Catwalk, Catskill, NY
Email Erin Donnelly email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> for more information
For NYU Steinhardt Art MFA alumni. Apply for a new and wonderful opportunity for alumni to apply for a summer or fall 2012 artist residency of two-four (2-4) weeks duration at Catwalk in Catskill, NY. This year, Steinhardt joins other schools in facilitating the opportunity for alumni to participate in one of these residencies. Please note that the Artist Residence Program at Catwalk is an independent program and is not sponsored by NYU. Catwalk Arts Residency is an Artist Residence Program established in 2004 by James and Purcell Palmer at the Palmer’s residence known as CATWALK in Catskill, New York. The mission of the Catwalk Arts Residency is to establish Catwalk as a special retreat for art making, collaborative projects and scholarly discourse in a visually stimulating part of the country that has historically provided and continues today to provide significant inspiration to artists, cultural historians, writers and scholars. The Catwalk Arts Residency is intended to brand the participating institutions with a footprint in an important cultural corridor of contemporary art. In addition, the goal is for the School of the participating institutions to develop a dynamic interaction with its widespread Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) alumni and through that reconnection to leverage the participating institution’s rich legacy in the arts. The Palmers envision this as a developing concept and intend for NYU alumni through the Catwalk Arts Residency program to have wide latitude in developing the artist colony in a manner that is meaningful for the participants and enhances the recognition of the excellence of NYU. What the residency offers: 1) Two-four (2-4) week residencies including private living and working space in August, September or October 2012; 2) individual living space with private entrance, shared kitchen and laundry facilities; 3) most studio spaces are clean or semi-clean, however, with certain protection such as tarps, or working outside, artists can use all types of materials as needed and studio space is assigned after artist arrives there; 3) opportunities for temporary site-specific projects on the property (approved by the Residency in advance); and 4) Opportunities for collaborative projects [groups of two (2) may apply for shared or separate living space] and community with peers. Please visit the website, http://catwalkartresidency.com, to learn more about the program, its founders, the location, the variety of studio workspaces available and past participating artists.Please note that residents cover the cost of travel to/from the residency, any artist materials and/or equipment needed for their work, shipping costs, food and other personal expenses.
Deadline: Monday, June 18
Artist Residencies, Access Spaces, Sheffield, England
Access Space is delighted to announce artist residencies of fifteen days at its recently developed Refab Space – from September 4 to December 15, 2012. Based in Sheffield city centre, Access Space is the UK’s longest running open access media lab. Artists, composers, hackers, designers, engineers and creative technologists are invited to explore emerging artforms and curatorial practice in Refab Space, Access Space’s DIY FabLab, and offer the opportunity to exhibit their work. Professor Neil Gershenfeld at MIT first set out the FabLab concept, in 2005. Our DIY approach means that Refab Space is being built inexpensively, while retaining essential facilities. The Refab Space is an interface between the physical and the digital worlds and a resource centre where artists can access shared equipment and facilities. Technical help and training will be offered, although some familiarity with FabLab techniques would be an advantage. Artists should be familiar with using open source software on Linux. Examples of the kinds of methods and materials possible are: finely tooled two and three dimensional wood, plastics and metal; 3 dimensional objects created from materials such as plastics; the creation of two and three dimensional artworks in mixed media; the integration of electronic components such as sensors, motors and circuits of various kinds into artworks. Artists can combine any of these methods and types of materials in their work. Each residency offers an artist fee of 1,500 GBP, self-catering accommodation, a modest budget for materials and a contribution towards travel. In return artists will create a new work for a physical exhibition.
Deadline: Tuesday, June 19
2013 International residences, Couvent des Récollets, Paris, France
The purpose of the residence program is to host artists and writers who have a specific project to develop in Paris. This project should preferably be carried out in partnership with a previously specified local institution or another structure, company, or artist, in Paris or the surrounding area for artists in the fields of visual or performing arts, and for writers as part of a research project. The project should be developed in Paris, in harmony with the host town and its cultural environment. This residence, which is a privileged period of reflection and creativity for the artist, will contribute to the presence and visibility of international artists in Paris This program is intended for individual established writers and artists. The candidates must: 1) have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience, 2) show evidence of previous work and of an artistic career that is already significantly developed, 3) speak French or English, and 4) be able to free themselves from other professional activities during the period of the residency. 3 consecutive months without interruption and limited travels abroad. The residences will take place from January to December 2013. The Institut Français will allocate a €1500 Euro fixed monthly allowance. This is intended to cover living expenses such as food, local transport, etc. The City of Paris will cover the rent of the accommodation at the Couvent des Récollets for the duration of the residency. The residences are not suitable for families and pets are forbidden.
Deadline: Friday, June 22, 12noon
2012 Fall / Winter Residency, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, New York, NY
Eyebeam residencies support the creative research, production and presentation of initiatives querying art, technology and culture. The 5-month residency is a period of concentration and immersion in artistic investigation, daring research or production of visionary, experimental applications and projects. Residents are granted a $5,000 stipend and 24/7 access to Eyebeam’s design and fabrication studios at our Chelsea facility to realize the project. Up to six Residents will be selected for the upcoming 5-month cycle, which will run from mid-September 2012 to mid-February 2013. The ideal resident will both contribute to and benefit from the shared environment at Eyebeam, and will thrive in the dedication to openness and collaborative process across the organization, including staff, residents and fellows. All residents will be selected from this open call, based on the quality of the work being proposed, the applicability of Eyebeam’s tools and resources in realizing and supporting the work, and in consideration of the overarching research themes and activities of the organization. Eyebeam is focusing on three residency tracks this cycle: 1) Progress, 2) Vision, and a 3) Collaborative Residency with Baltan Laboratories in the Netherlands. Please indicate on your application ONE area in which your project proposal most clearly fits; visit the website for more information. All applicants will be informed of their application status by August 13, 2012.
Deadline: Friday, June 29
Artists Residency, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), Winnipeg, Canada
MAWA is offering our urban, loft-style apartment to women visual artists living outside of Winnipeg for residencies of 2-4 weeks in duration, May 1 – October 31, 2013. Applicants can use this space and time for research, reflection, networking and/or production. We will provide free accommodation. The MAWA apartment is fully furnished and includes a kitchen, a bathroom with shower, a double bed, a double futon/couch and a designated parking space. All linens and cooking utensils are provided. The apartment is located on the second floor of 611 Main Street in downtown Winnipeg. Sadly, it is a walk-up and is not wheelchair accessible. MAWA’s apartment is a clean space that is not conducive for painting and many forms of sculpture. However, MAWA will work with you and other Winnipeg art centres to help you gain access to the facilities and resources you need. These could include a rough studio, printmaking, video and darkroom facilities, or introductions to likeminded artists and curators. While at MAWA, you present your work to our members in a form of your choice (screening, talk, performance, showcase of work-in-progress, etc.). In return, you recieve a $300 artist fee. Artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. Equal consideration will be given to emerging and established artists. If you have any questions, contact Lisa: email@example.com
Deadline: Wednesday, July 1
International Grant Programme, Lipsien Art Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany
The Lepsien Art Foundation is a non-profit organization (NPO), which originated in a private initiative, and devotes itself completely to art and culture and their patronage. Every year, exceptionally qualified and gifted artists, primarily of the younger generation, working in the disciplines of painting, sculpture and photography can apply for participation in the Lepsien Art Foundation’s international grant programme. The grant programme is intended as a means of giving artists the opportunity for an intensive encounter with art, active exchange and further artistic development within a community of selected artists. The grant runs for a duration of twelve months (two semesters) from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. Apart from a funded studio in Düsseldorf, the grant encompasses the publication of a limited artist’s edition as well as an extensive four-colour annual catalogue appearing in conjunction with an exhibition of the grant recipients’ work at the end of the grant year. The grant recipients become active participants in the Lepsien Art Foundation’s international network and can thus establish contact with other artists, collectors, galleries, etc. The Lepsien Art Foundation committee moreover selects works by every participant for inclusion in the collection. Applicants must present proof of having completed their studies at a recognized art academy and already have received initial public acknowledgement in their discipline (e.g. exhibitions, publications, etc.). Art students may not participate in the grant programme. The five winners – the selected grant programme participants – will be notified in writing by 1 August of the respective year. The application committee is directed by Lepsien Art Foundation curator, Dr. Necmi Sönmez, and includes various representatives of the Lepsien Art Foundation as well as two external curators. For more information, write to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Saturday, July 14 (postmarked)
Call for Applications – Bursary for visual artists, writers and composers/musicians, camac art centre/Fondation Ténot, Marnay sur Seine, France
Since 1999, camac art centre, with Fondation Ténot, has aimed to promote creativity and international exchange in the artistic community. camac and Fondation Ténot offer three residency bursaries each year to one visual artist, one writer and one musician or composer in order to create new career prospects for artists. camac is located sixty minutes away from Paris in the village of Marnay sur Seine in the scenic region of Champagne-Ardenne. This multi-disciplinary, creative centre offers a unique environment for visual artists, writers or musicians. camac aims at fostering communication and creativity among individuals and groups working on the evolution of ideas or realization of works. Nature of the Bursary: Two-month residency in 2013 (dates to be arranged by mutual agreement between the artist and the institution); return ticket, boarding and lodging; private bedroom with bathroom, individual studio; however, the laureate must provide his/her own visas and health insurance. Visual arts eligibility: Professional artists of established ability or emergent artists. The candidate must be motivated and open to discussion on contemporary art practice and the challenge of visual arts. He/she will be willing to conduct workshops or make a presentation of his/her work to the public. Working knowledge of French, English or Spanish required. The selection of applicants will be based on project proposals. The recipient will be requested to contribute one of his works to camac’s permanent collection.
Deadline: Sunday, July 15
Florence Artist in Residence (F_AIR) at FUA School of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy
F_AIR is the brand-new space for contemporary art in Florence. Its concept is to communicate the vivacious and dynamic fine arts department of FUA, including an artist in residency program and art gallery open to the general public. F_AIR’s primary characteristics are fluidity, transparency and transversality, all emphasized by the architecture of the space. F_AIR’s studios for painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, and the resident artists living and working quarters are open spaces, they unfold around the main courtyard and blend to encourage a continuous exchange of ideas between students in class and the artists who live on-site. A transversal line of light cuts F_AIR’s art gallery floor for the double purpose of addressing the working areas of the FUA fine arts department and to emphasize the conceptual approach of transversality between the arts, languages, and issues proposed by F_AIR. The space displays works and projects created by renowned artists from Italy and abroad, those created by emerging artists, as well as projects of promising art students. Primarily devoted to the growth and education of our students, F_AIR was conceived to be lived and experienced by all. Guests such as artists, curators, educators, art professionals, and speakers will be invited for open art talks, demonstrations, and events in order to expand the boundaries of the city of Florence, to connect with the surrounding world, and to offer a firsthand experience with contemporary art. Criteria of eligibility: Fluency in the English language; Between 25 and 38 years old; Teaching experience; and Knowledge of Italian culture, travel experiences in Italy, and a working knowledge of the Italian language. F_AIR will host 3 residencies per year. The next available residency is the fall session of 2012: September 3–December 17, 2012.
Exhibitions, commissions and Competitions
Deadline: Thursday, May 31
MFA/BFA Competition 2012, Studio Break
Studio Break, a new blog/podcast featuring interviews with artists from their studio, invites graduating MFA/BFA candidates to apply for the Studio Break MFA/BFA Competition 2012. Awards: 3 Artists from each category (MFA/BFA, 6 total) will be featured on the Studio Break blog and website. Studio Break showcases contemporary artists through visual slide shows along with in depth conversations with artists regarding their creative development and studio practice. Since its inception Studio Break’s catalog of artists has grown to include 30 contemporary artists each working with a range of materials and approaches. The site averages around 500 visits a month from fellow artists, curators, and educators. Submit 1 PDF file (no larger than 10MB) in the following format: 1 page artist statement (name/email; indicate MFA/BFA & school affiliate), 10 images of recent work (72 dpi, 10” in widest dimension) title, medium, size, and date. Email submissions to: StudioBreak@hotmail.com A fee of $5.00 must be sent to DavidLinneweh@hotmail.com via PayPal, visithttps://www.paypal.com/ to sign up for free secure payment via credit/debit card.
Deadline: Friday, June 1
Self: A Creative Competition, Artists Wanted
You are invited to participate in an open call for art and photography, with the goal of launching the story of one artist on the world stage. We are looking for a special talent, like yours, to bring to the forefront of the art world. Over the past five years, Artists Wanted has supported artists from all over the world, distributing over $1.5 million in awards and providing an unparalleled amount of exposure, with much more to come. Your story is one of the most important ever told. You are invited to share your expressions of: Self. The Grand Prize includes a gallery show in New York City and a $10,000 cash grant as well as a spread in Flash Art Magazine. The Grand Prize Artist will be selected by an esteemed panel of jurors: Dan Burns, Associate Director of Galerie Lelong; Clara Drummond, Independent Curator; Jack Becker, Executive Director of Forecast Public Art & Public Art Review; Cosmin Costinas, Executive Director and Curator of Para/Site Art Space; and Natasha Conland, Curator of Contemporary Art at Auckland Art Gallery. The People’s Choice Award will be granted to the artist whose portfolio appears in the highest number of collections. Share your portfolio with friends, family and colleagues and have them collect your work for a chance at the $2,500 People’s Choice Prize.
Deadline: Friday, June 1 (GMT)
Commission for emerging artists connected to Ireland, Production Ireland – Centre for Contemporary Art Derry, Londonderry, Ireland
Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry fosters a wide range of artistic, curatorial, and critical practices through four streams: on-site exhibitions, off-site projects, public programmes, and in- and outbound residencies. Production Ireland is CCA’s annual commissioning for emerging artists with a connection to our region. Every year, a jury composed of three international arts professionals will assess applications and select an artist, duo or group to realize a specific project. The selected project will be supported with a minimum production budget of 3,700 GBP or 4,500 EUR, a fee of 1,500 GBP or 1,800 EUR, and travel to and accommodations in the City of Derry for up to one month, if the recipient does not reside in the greater city area. The aim of Production Ireland is to identify and support some of the most promising art practitioners connected to Ireland, North and South, and provide them with an opportunity to produce new work and bring it to the attention of a wider public. No age limit or specified nationality applies to this call but the applicant needs be in the earlier stages of his or her career and have a connection to Ireland. Throughout the production process, the recipient will be in dialogue with CCA’s Co-Directors who will write an essay about the commissioned project. An award ceremony will be held in November in conjunction with the opening of the show. The successful applicant(s) will be contacted during the first half of July. For information about eligibility and how you apply, please visit the website for further information.
Deadline: Friday, June 1
Curatorial Bursary, Crate Studio and Project Space, Kent, England
Crate is offering an opportunity to develop an 18-month programme for its project spaces, starting early in 2013. This opportunity is aimed at artists and curators who have previous experience of curating and coordinating projects and who are happy to self direct a programme and work independently. Crate is a small but ambitious organisation and the applicant needs to be aware of building and maintaining the infrastructure around the organisation – it is a mutually supportive opportunity – you support Crate and Crate supports you. There is administrative support available, and the recipient will also receive the assistance of a recently (UCA) graduated paid curatorial intern, but the entire running of the programme from conception to delivery needs to be self-initiated and delivered. It is also encouraged that the recipient will help develop the organisation outside of the curated programme, by devising key initiatives with the Crate team to contribute to the organisation’s sustainability into the future. We will also accept proposals from collectives. The successful applicant for the bursary will receive a £1000 fee to develop a programme proposal including funding applications, with Crate’s support. The funding applications will include a negotiable curator’s fee as part of the proposed budget. If the funding bids succeed the curator will then deliver the programme. This is Crate’s third curatorial bursary.
Deadline: Friday, June 8
Call for entries – Art and Technology Exhibition, Gallery 31, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC
Gallery 31 is seeking for art projects addressing the recent tendency of personal fabrication of things and the emergence of DIY communities to be displayed in August 2012. The exhibition will explore both ‘machine-art’ practices and practices that oppose technology such as “yarn bombing.” Contact for more information: email@example.com
Deadline: Friday, June 8 (extended from June 1)
Call for proposals – Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Program, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Twice annually, BRIC’s Contemporary Art exhibition program dedicates its Project Room at BRIC Rotunda Gallery to presenting exhibitions developed under the auspices of the Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Program. We support the realization and vision of two emerging curators who are chosen through a competitive selection process and named a Lori Ledis Emerging Curatorial Fellow. The Program funds thematic group exhibitions of contemporary art focusing on Brooklyn artists. The Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Program was established through the donations of family, friends, and professional associates in the memory of Lori Ledis, a pioneering Brooklyn art dealer and music producer. Applicants must be based in New York City. We cannot consider applications from individuals based outside the New York City area, or from students. Please submit only one proposal. We will consider collaborative proposals, but the honorarium will be shared among the curators. Successful projects generally contain the work of 4 to 6 artists; because of space limitations please include no more than 6 artists. Artwork may be in any visual media and the majority of artists must have a Brooklyn affiliation (live, work, or were born in the borough). Please view the Project Room layout for information on its physical dimensions.
Deadline: Monday, June 11
Call for curators – Impakt Festival 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Impakt, foundation for critical media culture in Utrecht (NL), invites interested parties to submit curatorial proposals for the Impakt Festival 2012, which takes place October 24-28, 2012, focusing on the theme “No More Westerns.” The Impakt Festival is the annual culmination of Impakt’s activities as a foundation specializing in critical media culture: a multi-medial festival with conferences, readings, performances, screenings, exhibitions, and music. The curatorial proposal can be submitted by curators individually or collectively and should revolve around this year’s theme, “No More Westerns”: the changing image culture under the influence of geo-political changes worldwide. The festival program should sketch out subjective long-term prospects of the media culture and the ways this culture may develop in decades to come. These developments should also contain links between the current-day situation and the situation in the past, especially in respect to the emerging economies of, for instance, the BRIC countries. For more details about the No More Westerns theme, we refer you to the text on our website. – www.impakt.nl<http://www.impakt.nl> There is a budget for compiling the program including artists and screening fees, traveling and accommodation expenses, technical and building overhead. Curators will be paid a fee and receive a research budget. Following a first selection of the proposals submitted, the curators in question will be contacted about the financial details. Notification by June 26, 2012
Deadline: Wednesday, June 14 (in-office deadline)
Artists’ proposals – 2013 Season, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia, PA
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark, the highest designation for an historic property under Federal law. It is also a ruin, abandoned in 1971, and stands today as an architectural shell. The building has virtually no running water, little climate control, and limited electrical service. These conditions can be destructive to many types of materials. Most artists working at Eastern State build their work for the space and incorporate the inevitable deterioration into the piece. It is strongly recommend that applicants begin the proposal process by attending an artist orientation. The historic site will fund a maximum $7,500.00 per project. All projects that are approved will be installed for one full tour season (typically March 15 through November 30), unless the proposal states otherwise. Artists are responsible for the installation and removal of their work. Most locations in the site do not have electric service and artists may wish to include electrical installation in these areas as part of their proposal and budget. Visit the website to review full guidelines and FAQs. Past projects by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Terry Adkins, Vijay Iyer & Bill Morrison, Troy Richards and Ianthe Jackson among others.
Deadline: Monday, June 18, 5pm
Call for proposals – Mural project organized by the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) for TnT Scrap on Newtown Creek, Brooklyn, NY
BAC in partnership with the TnT Scrap seeks proposals for artwork to be installed on a large corrugated metal fence in Greenpoint, Brooklyn near the Newtown Creek at 1200 Manhattan Avenue. The fence’s dimensions are approximately 60 feet wide by 20 feet high. Proposed works should integrate ideas about the community, the beauty of the creek, recycling and/or the importance of maritime industrial usage. Artwork should capture the beauty and uniqueness of an industrial waterway in a creatively and impactfully. Artwork must be accessible and appropriate for the general public. Throughout its long and difficult history, the Newtown Creek has been one of the most important waterways in the country. TnT Scrap is looking for artists to capture its historical significance, along with its modern usage. Artists are encouraged to create proposals that fit within the context of the site and create a visual identity for the area. Brooklyn-based visual artists and collectives working in two-dimensional media are encouraged to apply. Video works will not be considered for this project. Final artwork selection will be made by a panel of community stakeholders. Chosen artists/collectives will receive a $5,000 honorarium and they will also receive a supply budget to be determined based on the project. Artists are encouraged to visit the site prior to applying. The site is outdoors and open to the public. No appointment is necessary, though we ask that you respect TnT Scrap by not disturbing them during a site visit. Please direct all inquiries to BAC. Chosen artist(s) will be contacted mid-late July of 2012. The chosen project will be visible for several years. Artists should consider this in the context of their proposal and in the types of materials they plan to use.
Deadline: Sunday, June 24
Request for proposals – In Practice Project Series, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY
The In Practice program supports artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution that takes the history and legacy of sculpture as a framework from which to consider the diverse activity taking place in the field of contemporary art. SculptureCenter’s program encourages artists and audiences to explore the possibilities of sculpture and the multifarious ways in which sculpture is developing and connecting to other forms of expression. Artists are invited to submit proposals for projects and installations to be presented beginning in January of 2013. Artists selected for the In Practice program will receive a $500 honoraria and up to $1500 in production support. The level of production support will depend on the scope of accepted works and available funding. There are no geographic eligibility requirements, but the budget does not provide for travel, housing, or accommodation costs. SculptureCenter seeks proposals that offer new ways of considering sculpture or further the understanding of the discipline and how it can intersect with architecture, performance, painting, photography, film and video, sound, and new mediums. Applying artists are encouraged to experiment with unconventional display and exhibition formats. Building images and floor plans may be viewed and downloaded on our website. Applying artists are encouraged to visit
SculptureCenter during open hours. Applications must be submitted electronically via SculptureCenter’s website; we strongly recommend that applications be completed several days in advance of the deadline. All submitting artists will be notified via email by September 1, 2012. Questions? Please refer to the In Practice FAQ. If your question isn’t addressed on the FAQ webpage, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Sunday, June 24
Call for artists – 2012 Governors Island Art Fair (GIAF), 4heads, Governors Island, New York, NY
Every weekend in September, 4heads presents the Governors Island Art Fair. GIAF offers single exhibition rooms to over 120 individual artists and galleries from around the globe. Every year many thousands of viewers visit this extensive exhibit housed in the landmark structures of historic Governors Island. GIAF is organized, produced, promoted and installed entirely by working artists and volunteers. Participants in the Fair are responsible for transporting, installing and de-installing their own works. Each artist or their representative is expected to be present to communicate with viewers during the run of the Fair. Before applying, you must be certain that you can meet these requirements. All works exhibited in the Fair must be for sale. 4heads receives a 35% commission on all sales. Aside from the application fee and any personal costs incurred in transporting, installing and de-installing the show, there are no other required fees due from independent exhibiting artists. 4heads is a NYC-based arts group whose goal is to continually create diverse venues and forums to present, advocate and provide services for artists. The Governors Island Art Fair is one such project. The desire to structure valuable opportunities for creative individuals comes in part as an empathetic reflection of 4heads’ own struggle as working artists surviving in NYC. Their mission is primarily focused on encouraging organically occurring culture by nurturing the evolving community of artists, who they see as the true voice of contemporary culture. The Governors Island Art Fair is run entirely by artists and volunteers. 4heads is a not-for-profit venture. All proceeds go to the production and maintenance of the Fair.
Deadline: Saturday, June 30
4th Semiannual Competition, Dave Bown Projects, Provo, UT
Jurors: Diane Mullin, Weisman Art Museum; Ron Platt, Birmingham Museum of Art; Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Prizes: $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 and 5 artists will each receive $1,000). In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art, on an ongoing basis, from select artists as submissions are received. Eligibility: This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible. Selection Process: Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received. For further information, please contact Dave Bown at (917) 365-5265 <tel:%28917%29%20365-5265> or email@example.com
Deadline: Saturday, June 30
Call for proposals and projects – Graduate Student Conference: Critical Information, The School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY
Critical Information is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, which provides a platform to assess current scholarship and research at the intersection of art, media, and society. Critical Information is particularly interested in engaging both collaborative and individual papers or projects that address the following issues: Art and Social Theory, Philosophy and Media, Mediated Image Making, the Work of Art in the Information Age, Media and Memory, Identity and Representation in the Mediated Environment, Mediated Intercultural Exchange, Media Excess, the History and Future of the Image, and more. All themes pertaining to the juncture of media, theory, society, and the visual arts will be considered. Open to all current graduate students and those who have received a graduate degree within the last year, Critical Information is sponsored by the MFA Art Criticism & Writing Department at the School of Visual Arts. Conference date: December 2, 2012 and other important dates: decision email-September 30 and paper deadline-November 1. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Sunday, July 1
Call for participation – Convergence 2012: The Geo/Body Politics of Emancipation, Co-organized by the NYU Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Graduate Student Initiative (Hemi GSI) at Duke University, Durham, NC
The Hemi GSI invites graduate students from the humanities, arts, and social sciences to come together for our Convergence 2012, November 9-11, 2012 to discuss contemporary notions of emancipation, liberation, revolution, occupation, geopolitics, “artivism,” and militant research, and to consider the lived tensions of these concepts in bodies, knowledge, and locations. In the spirit of the Hemispheric Institute Encuentros, Convergence 2012 intends to bring together about 100 participants to generate a space of intensive connections between scholarship, artistic expression, and politics, promoting embodied practices — performance — as a vehicle for the creation of new meaning and the transmission of cultural values, memory and identity. Hemi GSI is a forum for graduate students, so applicants must be currently pursuing a post- graduate degree (MA, MFA or PhD) in the humanities, arts, or social sciences. During the three days of Convergence 2012, we aim to explore new political potentials for emancipation, liberation, and revolution. Convergence 2012 intends to bring together about 100 participants to generate a space of intensive connections between scholarship, artistic expression, and politics, promoting embodied practices — performance — as a vehicle for the creation of new meaning and the transmission of cultural values, memory and identity. During the three days of Convergence 2012, we aim to explore new political potentials for emancipation, liberation, and revolution. Invited Speakers and Artists include: Andy Bichlbaum (The Yes Men), Colectivo Situaciones (Argentina), Counter-Cartographies Collective (Durham NC), Ricardo Dominguez (UCSD), Esther Gabara (Duke University), Macarena Gómez-Barris (UCS), Jack Halberstam (UCS), Michael Hardt (Duke University), Brian Holmes (activist), Josh Kun (USC), Pedro Lasch (Duke University), Diane Nelson (Duke University), Walter Mignolo (Duke University), Spirithouse (Durham NC), Diana Taylor (NYU), and Wu Tsang (performer/filmmaker). Interested participants must apply to be part of a work group (see side menu on our website).
Deadline: Friday, July 1
Call for artists – Plein Air–Easton!, Easton, MD
Plein Air–Easton! has become one of Easton’s largest events. Over the past seven years, Plein Air–Easton! has attracted tens of thousands of visitors and consistently posted impressive figures for art sales. The spontaneous and exciting art form of plein air painting where artists leave their studios to paint “in the moment” outdoors is experiencing a robust revival that has spurred a new art movement. During this weeklong competition the door is opened for any artist to participate in 2 Quick Draw Competitions. The first competition takes place on Saturday, July 21, 2012 for All Ages. Painters line a 3-block radius and paint from 10am-12pm. There is an Exhibit from 12pm-2pm and an awards ceremony takes place at 1:30pm. During the exhibit your painting can be sold to the many hundreds of visitors walking the streets in search of a unique piece of artwork they can call their own. There is a second Quick Draw Competition called Quick Draw The Next Generation on Sunday, July 22, 2012 for ages 25 and under. The painting time is expanded from 10am-12pm with an exhibit starting at 2-3:30pm with awards being announced at 3pm. Monetary prizes are awarded for First, Second and Third place with First Prize being $1,500 and inclusion on the cover of Attraction Magazine. Register for this event by calling 410-822-7297<tel:410-822-7297> . There is a $10 fee payable by personal check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover.
Deadline: Friday, July 6
Faena Prize, Buenos Aires Argentina
This is an open call to artists across the world that offers US$25,000 in prize money and US$50,000 to finance the production of a site-specific project. The project will be exhibited at the Faena Arts Center in mid-2013. In addition, two special mentions will go to two other projects with a prize amount of US$500 each. The jury will select the prizewinner, who will receive US$25,000 in prize money and a maximum of US$50,000 to finance the production of a site-specific project that will be exhibited at the Faena Arts Center in mid-2013. In addition, two special mentions will go to two other projects with a prize amount of US$500 each. The prize winner will be selected by an international jury of three experts: Carlos Basualdo, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and an Adjunct Professor at the IUAV University in Venice, Italy; Caroline Bourgeois, curator of the François Pinault Foundation exhibit, and Inés Katzenstein, the Art Department Director at the Torcuato Di Tella University. The jury selection will be supervised by Ximena Caminos, Executive Director, Faena Arts Center.
Grant, The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences
The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. The Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given upfront. The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest. The Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. Many Awesome Foundation chapters have sprung up globally to conserve, sustain, and support the worldwide ecosystem of awesomeness. Projects have included efforts in a wide range of areas including technology, arts, social good, and beyond. Want to apply to a specific chapter? Note that preference is often given to local submissions. Submissions through our application form are placed in a common pool viewable by all chapters. Each chapter meets monthly to select a project to fund. By consensus, trustees determine which project to fund, and the $1,000 fellowship is distributed accordingly. Some chapters also routinely contact applicants for interviews before awarding the fellowships. There are no prerequisites to apply (beyond, of course, being awesome). First FAQ FYI: “Is this for real? Yes.”
Grant, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces. The Foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, photographers, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, computer artists or any artist whose work primarily falls into these categories. The Foundation does not make grants to students or fund academic study. The Officers and Directors are advised in the selection process by a distinguished Committee of Selection comprised of recognized specialists in the fields of the Foundation’s concern. Artists are required to submit a cover letter, an application, and images of current work. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Further information including financial data may be requested at any time during the review process. The application process could take from nine months to a year.
Emergency Fellowship, The Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.
The Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. is a private, charitable foundation that assists professional fine artists (painters, graphic artists, sculptors) and their families in times of emergency, disability, or bereavement. The Artists’ Fellowship’s Board of Trustees and Officers all serve as volunteers in service to our community of artists. Assistance is given without expectation of repayment. One does not need to be a Member of the Fellowship to receive assistance; neither does membership in the Artists’ Fellowship entitle one to assistance from the foundation. It cannot aid every artist who applies, nor does it award scholarship funds or “fellowships” for study, projects, art supplies, schooling, travel, or exhibitions.
Emergency Grant, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc.
The Emergency Assistance Program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment. The maximum amount of this grant is $10,000; an award of $4,000 is typical. To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Application forms for the Emergency Assistance program are available from the Foundation throughout the year and may be requested by telephone. Full review generally takes about four weeks from the time an application is complete.
Short Term Artist Residency Program, ArtCenter, Miami Beach, FL
Proposals for short-term studio space at ArtCenter/South Florida are reviewed depending on availability of studio space, quality of work, and the applicant’s ability to contribute to other ArtCenter programs. Applicants are asked to outline a specific project for the duration of their stay. Those chosen for the 3-6 month Juried Artist Program will be expected to schedule monthly reviews with the Director of Artist Services regarding the applicant’s ability to bring the proposal to fruition. ArtCenter/South Florida does not provide living accommodations for its resident artists. Upon acceptance, applicants are responsible for finding and paying for their own housing. $40 application fee is required.
Residency, The Studio for Creative Inquiry Artist, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Applications reviewed semi-annually. Offers an opportunity for artists working in interdisciplinary and collaborative forms that incorporate new technology. The Studio supports projects that integrate the arts, science, technology, and the humanities, that impact local and global communities. Participating artists create the projects and then collaborate with faculty-researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University for implementation. Residency period is one year. Proposals should be submitted at least 6 months prior to desired residency period.
Studio Program, Chashama, New York City
They place applications on the wait list as they arrive, and process them when they have vacancies. The subsidized studio program provides artists with 150 – 800 sq ft workspaces at a 50-90% discount of the market rate. (Cost is usually less than $1 per square foot per month.) Artists residing in the 5 boroughs are eligible to apply via the formal application process, and selected participants will be given access to a non-smoking, non-living, closed to the public space in a commercial or residential building. Complete with storage, slop sinks, bathrooms, 24/7 secured access, and communal areas, the studio spaces create a bridge for many into a more intellectually stimulating, professional environment, and allow artists a framework through which they can share their work with other artists, arts enthusiasts, and the general public. Their spaces also serve as creative hubs where participants can bring gallery representatives, collectors, dealers, patrons, and buyers into their work areas and present their creations to those who have the ability to sustain their careers. These meetings also allow them to grow artistically, gain visibility within the arts community, and develop themselves as entrepreneurs.