All posts by Rita G.Rivera

Rita G.Rivera, nacida en Ferrol, Galicia en el 90, es una artista visual con residencia en Madrid. Estudió Bellas Artes entre Salamanca y Pontevedra y el Máster de Desarrollo de Proyectos Audiovisules en la Escuela de Fotografía Blank Paper en Madrid. En su obra personal investiga cómo el individuo construye su espacio y a la vez cómo este configura su personalidad, sus relaciones y sus libertades. El trazado urbanístico y arquitectónico de un poblado/ciudad, la música pop, la cultura de la celebridad crean y definen nuestras identidades en un mundo de saturación de los medios de comunicación. Hay un interés por lo implícito, los deseos los sufrimientos y las pasiones de las personas, en una mezcla especial de documentación y ficción de los sucesos cotidianos. Gran apasionada del documental interactivo y el cine de vanguardia, explora todas las posibilidades de expresión de la imágen, desde el diseño de libros hasta el montaje y edición de vídeos.

Propuestas Vegap. Deadline: Octubre 17, 2016

——–>English Version (Spanish below)<———

This call is only for residents in Spain and the Call is in Spanish. But it does not say you cannot send your materials in another language, so you might try.

The documentation provided (less than 15 pages, in digital form) should be a pdf with a total weight of 14 MB, maximum.

Projects must be included in any of the following categories:

Plastic arts
Photograph
Design
Illustration
New Forms of Artistic Expression

More information on: http://www.propuestasvegap.com

 

——–> En español (English above)<———

Objeto de la convocatoria:

Visual Entidad de Gestión de Artistas Plásticos (VEGAP), convocan la XX edición del Concurso Propuestas de Ayudas a la Creación Visual.

El propósito de nuestras ayudas es la promoción de la creación artística a través de la financiación económica de los proyectos de aquellos autores que se expresan a través de la creación visual, posibilitando el desarrollo de su trabajo, al hilo de su proceso de investigación y la creación de nuevas obras.

Podrán participar en esta convocatoria los creadores visuales residentes en España que no hayan recibido ayudas de la Fundación Arte y Derecho o de VEGAP en las tres últimas convocatorias de Propuestas.

Presentación de los proyectos:

El plazo de presentación de los proyectos se abrirá el 3 de mayo de 2016 y finalizará el 17 de octubre de 2016.

Para hacer llegar los proyectos puede procederse de la siguiente forma:

Los proyectos se enviarán digitalmente a través de la página web: http://www.propuestasvegap.com, completando la información solicitada en cada uno de los campos del formulario de inscripción alojado y adjuntando la documentación que a continuación se indica:

1.- Fotocopia del DNI o de la tarjeta o permiso de residencia (1 página)
2.- Currículum vitae (1 página).
3.- Una memoria descriptiva de la obra o proyecto creativo que se quiere realizar (1 página).
4.- Calendario de trabajo y presupuesto total del proyecto, con indicación de la ayuda económica que se solicita, adjuntando en 1 página el desglose en el que se indique cada uno de los gastos que se precisen efectuar.
5.- Dossier gráfico con un máximo de 10 imágenes de obra reciente, bocetos o trabajos personales realizados por el autor (hasta un máximo de 10 páginas. Los proyectos de nuevas tecnologías podrán ir acompañados, además, de una url a un link externo).

La extensión de la documentación aportada en el archivo que se adjunte no superará las 15 páginas, incluido el formulario digital. La documentación deberá aportarse en el orden indicado y en ningún caso podrá consistir en el envío de originales de las obras. El formato del archivo deberá ser un pdf con un peso total de 14 megas.

Los proyectos deberán incluirse en alguna de las siguientes categorías:

Artes Plásticas
Fotografía
Diseño
Ilustración
Nuevas Formas de Expresión Artística

Los proyectos se integrarán en la categoría seleccionada por sus autores en el campo correspondiente del formulario de inscripción digital de la página web: http://www.propuestasvegap.com

Podrán presentarse varios proyectos diferentes del mismo autor en una misma categoría, pero no en categorías diferentes. La inclusión de un mismo proyecto en una categoría determinará su exclusión de las restantes.

El cumplimiento de estos requisitos es condición “sine qua non” para la aceptación de los autores que deseen participar, por lo que la contravención de esta obligación conllevará la pérdida del derecho a participar en la convocatoria.

Asignación

La asignación total de la convocatoria asciende a 70.000 euros.

Cada una de las cinco categorías: Artes Plásticas, Fotografía, Diseño, Ilustración y Nuevas Formas de Expresión Artística, contará con una asignación de 14.000 euros, correspondiendo 7.000 euros a cada uno de los 2 ganadores que resulten seleccionados en cada categoría.

En el supuesto de que alguna categoría quedase desierta o no se agotase la cantidad destinada, el importe excedente se repartirá entre las categorías restantes, mejorando la asignación de cada categoría en forma proporcional.

Resolución:

La resolución de concesión de las ayudas será decidida por un Jurado formado únicamente por artistas de reconocido prestigio, nombrado por el Consejo de Administración de VEGAP. La decisión del Jurado será inapelable.

VEGAP comunicará el fallo del Jurado el día 3 de noviembre de 2016 a través de la página web de VEGAP, y de http://www.propuestasvegap.com

PARA PARTICIPAR EN ESTA XX EDICIÓN VEGAP ENTRA AQUÍ:

http://propuestasvegap.com/category/bases/

 

International Scholarship Program at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Deadline: June 30, 2016

Launched in 2009, the International Fellowship Programme offers scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend one to three months on a research residency at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

The programme supports research projects that bear direct relation to the diverse institutions and rich collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It aims to strengthen the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s position within the international scholarly network and is therefore aimed specifically at foreign scholars who do not reside in Germany. The programme especially promotes young researchers. The fellowships allow researchers to work on their project and make professional contacts at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. As a result, they also get to participate in the scholarly and cultural life within the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz.

Graduate scholars, postgraduates and doctoral candidates as well as post-docs and professors who do not have their residence in Germany are eligible for application. The applicants must hold at least a first university degree (M.A. or equivalent degree) at the time of application.

The application deadlines are as follows June 30th for the first half of the following year, December 31st for the second half of the following year.

-The application has to be submitted directly to the Director General of the SMB, either via email or via postal mail to the following address:

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Der Generaldirektor ,Stauffenbergstr. 41, 10785 Berlin

forschung@smb.spk-berlin.de

GO TO THE ORIGINAL PAGE: http://www.smb.museum/en/research/scholarship-programmes/international-scholarship-programme.html

 

 

The Curatorial School. Deadline: June 24 2016

As part of the second edition of the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival (VIVA), theValletta 2018 Foundation opened the second edition of its Curatorial School.

-taking place till the 4th September, at the University of Malta Valletta Campus.

The weeklong programme with international curators and academics is intended for practitioners and students from a variety of related areas including curating, fine arts, art education, and history of art. Participants in the course follow a programme of lectures, attend hands on workshops, and are able to present their own curatorial ideas during guided seminars.

-The theme for this year’s programme is Curating: Communities and Contexts, and dealswith the relationship between exhibition, narrative and audience; contextual art; engaging audiences; socially engaged practices in contemporary art; art in public spaces; globalisation and the curatorial field. Some sessions will present individual exhibitions curated by guest speakers and international artists talking about their own practice.

-This year’s curators include Fulya Erdemci (curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial), Simon Sheikh (curator and professor of curating at Goldsmiths in London), Mai Abu ElDahab (curator of Liverpool Biennial 2014), Paul Ardenne (art critic and curator of Luxembourg Pavilion at Venice Biennale, 2015), Bassam el Baroni (curator of EVA Biennial in Limerick, Ireland, in 2014) and Adam Budak (chief curator at the National Gallery in Prague). Other speakers include Lennard Dost (freelance curator and art critic, artistic director of Nieuwe Vide), Mare van Koningsveld (freelance curator), Libia Castro and Olafur Olafsson (artists), Ferhat Özgür (artist), Gail Feigenbaum (associate director at the Getty Research Institute), Leo Delgaauw (scholar), Zineb Sedira (contemporary artist) and Iury Lech (director of MADATAC, Madrid).

FOR MORE INFORMATION ENTER THE PAGE: http://www.viva.org.mt/

 

 

Black Mountain School. Open call Residency

Black Mountain School, is an experiment in education and community in the spirit of Black Mountain College, the residence was open in May 2016. The new school, which has been founded by two North Carolina artists, is inspired by Black Mountain College, where Fuller was a key faculty member.

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Mountain-College-Experiment-Press/dp/0262518457

Black Mountain School cites extreme tuition costs, corporatized profit-driven learning, and a one-size-fits-all curriculum as the reasons to resurrect a school that embodies the principles that governed Black Mountain College. The initial two summer sessions will each offer 22 classes and run for two weeks. Reviving the same communal lifestyle at Black Mountain College, thirty instructors will live, work, and create with the students.

Classes at the school range from theoretical and text-based to hands-on and outdoors. There are no academic prerequisites for enrolling as a student, and those participating will also have the opportunity to teach if so desired. Students and guest lecturers at BMS are young and old, and come from within institutions (such as Wendy Woon from the Museum of Modern Art) and outside of them. Drawing on the original Black Mountain College, students help with different administrative tasks, while staff are free to take classes.

CLASS STRUCTURE:

When it came time to develop a framework for the curriculum at the Black Mountain School, it quickly became apparent that a flexible approach would be needed to encompass the full spectrum of learning opportunities we wanted the school to provide. The solution was to adopt a multi-tiered curriculum in which class structure varies depending on the nature of the class and the goals of both teachers and learners. Fittingly, it was nature that provided a template in the form of the four principle states of matter:

Solid courses are fixed in nature and emphasize the acquisition of concrete skills. As such Solid courses are most like conventional classes with set schedules and a sequential approach to learning. Because of these traits, Solid courses will likely require an established class roster with regular attendance.
Liquid courses are a combination of structured and self-directed learning. While Liquid courses still emphasize the roles of teacher and student, both parties are empowered (and encouraged) to collaborate with each other in defining the scope and scale of the class experience. Liquid courses are not restricted to a specific duration or roster, they take on whatever form the collective will of the class dictates.

Gas courses are experimental, free form, and student-driven learning experiences. Unlike Solid and Liquid courses, Gas courses derive their structure entirely from students, empowering them to assume the role of experts and educators on any topics or ideas they are interested in exploring. A Gas course can be a recurring activity or an impromptu event, it can be a skill-based workshop or a forum of equals.

Plasma courses are intensive, experiential, and event-based learning experiences that are intended to punctuate the Black Mountain School curriculum. Singular in nature, Plasma courses provide unique opportunities for both teachers and students to share and explore through a broad range of performances, workshops, and events.

STAFF:

Velveteen
Dylan Thadani
Anson Cyr
Amanda Wong
Rails
John Fleissner
Shea Cote
Cordelia Alquist
Ginny Benson
David Yanofsky
Faythe Levine

STUDENTS TUTITION

The cost to attend Black Mountain School is $1,600 for four weeks or $800 for two weeks. 

LET YOUR SPIRIT FREE, AND VISIT THE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.blackmountainschool.com/


 

VI Photobook Dummy Award RM. Deadline: August 15, 2016

Here we have another edition of the RM photobook contest for those in the latin world looking to publish their works. Good luck!

1-Who can participate?

Only photographers residents in Spain, Latin America and Portugal.

2-How many projects can present each participant?

There is no limit.

3-What will be presented?

Your photobook proposal in a pdf with a sequence of images, format and layout the most advanced possible

4. What projects are not accepted?

They are rejected those previously published in book form or whose ownership can not be demonstrated by the participant works.

5. How to register for the competition?

Through the website: http://www.concurso.editorialrm.com, section “Registration”.

WINNING PROJECT

Publication of the winning project in a photobook in Spanish and English international distribution and a minimum print run of 1,000 copies.
50 copies of the book of gift to the author.
Photobook diffusion through media, social networking, website and catalog RM, and sending numerous copies opinion leaders, experts, media and students of photography worldwide.

COSTS:

500 pesos for registration in Mexico.
30 euros or 35 USD for international registrations.

REGISTATION PERIOD:

Tuesday May 3 to Monday, August 15, 2016.

TO READ MORE ABOUT CLICK THE LINK BELLOW:

http://concurso.editorialrm.com/es/

Residency Kourmania Open Call. Deadline: July 01, 2016

Since 2009 the artist collective Medea Electronique has organized an annual 10-day experimental artist residency, Koumaria, near Sparta in Greece (the village of Sellasia), focusing on improvisation and new media practices. New-media artists from all over the world, inspired by the Greek natural landscape, come together to create a multicultural and cross-media ‘dialogue’ culminating in a collective presentation both locally and in Athens at the end of the residency.

For our 2016 residency the theme concerns cross-cultural collaborations, migration and borders, culminating in a performance/presentation of the residency artistic outputs as part of a conference/performance series at a major venue in Athens on this theme.

It is worth emphasizing that Koumaria’s focus is collective art creation. While individual residents may well have projects in mind that they hope to realize at Koumaria, they should expect, and desire, substantive input from other residents, and be open to having their projects morph considerably during the course of the residency. While the final output we present need not be one long collective piece, and while the projects forming our outputs need not all involve all residents, Koumaria is not the place for the development and presentation of solo works.

-Deadline: July 01, 2016
-Residency Theme: Diasporas in Dialogue: Multiculturalism, Migration and the Improvisatory Imagination
-Looking for: dancers, performers, video artists, installation artists, sound artists and composers of electronic music.

-Apply to Koumaria Residency:

Apply to Koumaria

This is a project of the artistic collective Medea Electronique: http://www.medeaelectronique.com/koumaria

Now&After’16 International Video Art Festival Deadline: July 15, 2016

OPEN CALL – International Video Art Festival NOW&AFTER’16

Video artists from all over the world are invited to submit their works for the sixth edition of International Video Art Festival Now&After.
International Video Art Festival Now&After is annualy held in Moscow, Russia. Now&After is traditionally hosted by a museum. During few weeks a festival program is demonstrated as an integrated multi-channel video installation.

The sixth edition of the Festival will take place at The State Darwin Museum from October 29 till November 29, 2016.

Now&After’16 is organized by Media Art Center Now&After

Now&After’16 co-organizer – the State Darwin Museum

Festival Director and Curator – Marina Fomenko

The theme is ECOLOGY WITHOUT BORDERS

So what do the artists focus on?

· Ecology as a relationship between the organisms and the environment or ecology in a general sense?

· Environmental catastrophes or ecological balance maintaining?

· Relationships between humans and the environment or the life of nature itself?

· The growth of cities or rural ecosystems development?

· Social or cultural ecology?

· Ecology of the relationships among people or between people and animals?

· Alienation from nature or integration with it?

· Contamination of the environment or preservation of untouched nature?

Participation Terms:

-There is no entry fee.

-All rights on videos remain property of authors.

-Submitted videos must have been completed after January 1, 2013.

-Running time is up to 15 min.

-Entry form must be completed online.

-Each applicant may send maximum 3 submissions for single-channel videos ( .jpg with dimension not less than 400 px X 300 px .) The required formats for videos are h264, .avi, .mov, .mpeg2, (PAL), Videos should have quality not less than 720px X 576px.

-All the films selected for the competition program will be considered by the jury.

-The authors of the best films will be awarded.

-The Festival’s Prize Fund is 120,000 rubles.

Opening: 3 November, 2016, 7 p.m.: The State Darwin Museum, Vavilova st. 57, Moscow

Deadline: July 15, 2016

For more information, please visit the festival’s website http://www.now-after.org/eng/

SUBMISSION  http://www.now-after.org/eng/zayavka.php?o=1

GO ON!

 

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