Category Archives: Calls for Participation / Convocatorias / Ausschreibungen

European Photography #100 Call. Deadline: Sept. 25, 2016

“Call for Submissions: To celebrate its 100th issue, European Photography is looking for 100 outstanding single images and the stories behind them. www.talking.photography. – Why a submission fee? Our past calls for submission were free and open to everyone – with the result that we became swamped with entries that had nothing to do with the topic at hand. By requesting a modest administration fee for what we are offering with this call – possible publication in European Photography, presentation on our website talking.photography, and a free copy for every selected participant – we hope to channelize this process and address only those who are truly committed and engaged”.

Call for Curatorial Projects, Valencia, Spain. Deadline: Nov. 14, 2016.

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V.O.

The Consortium of Valencian Museums has launched the first edition of “V.O.”
The purpose of this call is the selection of three projects, for exhibitions during the years 2017 and 2018 at the Centre del Carme of Valencia and other associated centers of Alicante and Castellon.

The projects submitted must address contemporary artistic creation and innovation in creative processes, promoting mobility of exhibition productions and different artistic disciplines. Open to individuals and collectives.

The overall budget for each project is 25,000 €, with € 3,000 reserved for the curator and and 3,300 € for the artist or artists or participants.

The deadline for submitting projects for V.O. ends on November 14, 2016.

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El Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana ha puesto en marcha la primera edición de su convocatoria V.O. dirigida a comisarios. Entre los objetivos que persigue el Consorci de Museus está el de contribuir al dinamismo del contexto artístico en la Comunitat Valenciana. Una de sus actuaciones concretas en este ámbito es el apoyo a comisarios y comisarias para dar a conocer propuestas innovadoras en el campo de las artes visuales, así como apoyar su desarrollo en el terreno profesional. El objetivo de esta convocatoria es la selección de tres proyectos de comisariado de carácter inédito para la realización de exposiciones durante los años 2017 y 2018 en el Centre del Carme de Valencia y en otros centros consorciados de Alicante y Castellón.

Los proyectos que se presenten deben abordar la creación artística contemporánea y la innovación en los procesos creativos, promoviendo la movilidad de las producciones expositivas  y las diferentes disciplinas artísticas. Puede optar a la convocatoria cualquier persona, a título individual o colectivo.

La dotación económica para cada uno de los proyectos es de 25.000 €, donde se incluyen los honorarios de 3.000 € para comisariado y 3.300 € para el o la artista o artistas participantes.

El plazo para presentar proyectos para V.O. finaliza el 14 de noviembre de 2016.

Bases V.O.
http://www.consorciomuseos.gva.es

Smack Mellon Call for emerging curators. Deadline: Sept. 1, 2016

Proposals are accepted annually from Emerging Curators for the Emerging Artists Summer Exhibition. The Emerging Artists Summer Exhibition will be curated by a selected Emerging Curator and will be made up of Emerging Artists. An Emerging Curator is defined as an independent curator who is beginning their career as a curator. Proposal must show history of at least 3 prior curatorial projects successfully presented to a public audience.

The selected curator’s exhibition theme will be announced in the open call process for the emerging artists program. The theme should be relevant to political, social or environmental issues. Curators must select 50% of their artists from the pool of emerging artists. The exhibitions must include at least 60% women artists, as part of Smack Mellon’s mission to support women artists.

Smack Mellon provides curators a stipend and a budget for artists’ stipends. The curator is encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space in order to tailor their proposal to the space.

Smack Mellon can provide audio and visual equipment such as projectors and flat screen monitors as well as technical support for installing complex projects.

The curator should realize that we expect a hands-on approach at the gallery. The curator is expected to be in NYC to review all submissions. The curator is expected to be at the gallery throughout the installation and the curator and artists involved in the exhibition are responsible for the execution and installation of the artwork. The curator should clarify to all artists when invited to participate that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. Smack Mellon does not have a full time staff of preparators. Smack Mellon will hire an installer for 2 days to help with general installation. Smack Mellon gallery staff can assist in installation of work requiring a lift or special mounting. Our gallery staff may also assist artists with installation of other complicated projects but will not be involved in helping the artist to build their work on site. Our technical staff will install all of the equipment (projectors, monitors etc.) belonging to Smack Mellon. It will be the artist’s responsibility to install and maintain any equipment that belongs to the artist.

Specifics about the installation of artwork and about the equipment that Smack Mellon is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted as a proposal under consideration.

Curators do not have to propose a completed show but must submit the following:

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1. Documentation of past exhibitions
(Up to 20 still images and/or a maximum of 3 three-minute videos of past exhibitions.)

2. Resume

3. Curator’s Statement about past exhibitions

4. Curatorial Proposal for new exhibition
(A list of artists under consideration can also be included.)

5. Work Samples
(Curators should also include images of the artists’ work to be included in the exhibition. If new work will be created for the exhibition, send images of their past work. A maximum of 20 still images can be submitted. )

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TO BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS

https://smackmellon.submittable.com/submit/e60ea1cc-58fb-49db-99f0-4d572885d5de

(You are not required to finish your application in one session.)

http://smackmellon.org/

The Van Eyck Call for Applications for Residency (Maastricht). Deadline: Oct. 3, 2016.

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Call for Applications: work period 2017

The Van Eyck invites artists, designers, photographers, architects, landscape architects, curators, writers, and thinkers to apply for a residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie for 6 up to 12 months. Participants are given the time and space that is needed to develop their talents, to discover as yet unexplored perspectives and delve into deeper layers of themselves. Start is beginning of April 2017. By mutual agreement, the residency can commence at a later date.

Participants receive amongst others:

  • a monthly stipend
  • a work budget
  • advise by a group of advisors, consisting of experienced artists, designers, curators and art critics, who will make regular studio visits
  • advise by different guest advisors who will make studio visits
  • access to well-equipped Labs (wood and metal, print, photo, video and new media, and a library), run by experts in their discipline

Participants are expected to:

  • engage, next to their work in the studio, in In-Labs and external projects
  • to settle in Maastricht or direct surroundings during their stay at the Van Eyck Institute

More info on: http://www.janvaneyck.nl/

All information about the application procedure; requirements, etc. can be consulted in English here. Please also check the FACT page

 

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Call for Applications: work period 2017

De Jan van Eyck Academie is een postacademisch instituut dat openstaat voor kunstenaars, ontwerpers, fotografen, (landschaps)architecten, curatoren, schrijvers, critici van over de hele wereld. Een verblijfsperiode aan de academie varieert van 6 tot maximaal 12 maanden. Start is begin april 2017. In overleg kan deze periode op een later tijdstip ingaan.

Deelnemers hebben o.a. de beschikking over:

  • een maandelijks stipendium
  • een werkbudget
  • een vaste groep adviseurs, bestaande uit ervaren kunstenaars, ontwerpers, curatoren en kunstcritici die regelmatig studiobezoeken afleggen
  • verschillende gastadviseurs die studiobezoeken afleggen
  • goed geoutilleerde labs (hout- en metaalbewerking, print, foto, video en nieuwe media en een bibliotheek, gerund door experts op hun vakgebied)

Van de deelnemers wordt o.a. verwacht:

  • dat zij, naast hun werk in de eigen studio, ook participeren in In-Labs en projecten met externe partners
  • dat zij zich vestigen in Maastricht of directe omgeving tijdens hun verblijf aan de Van Eyck

Informatie: http://www.janvaneyck.nl/

Alle informatie over de aanmeldingsprocedure, de vereisten, etc. is in het Nederlands hier te raadplegen. Check ook FEITEN elders op deze pagina.

 

Propuestas Vegap. Deadline: Octubre 17, 2016

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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

 

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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/

 

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Open Call for Curator in Residence. Deadline: Aug. 29, 2016

Curator in Residence Program in Nebraska, 2017

Now celebrating its 35-Year Anniversary, the Bemis Center is thrilled to launch the first Curator-in-Residence Program in the state of Nebraska, infusing Omaha with thought leaders in contemporary curatorial practice to engage the local arts community. Competitive applicants will possess a strong knowledge of international contemporary art and a genuine interest in researching and responding to cultural production in Omaha and the region. The Curator-in-Residence is part of the cultural fabric of the city, serving as a professional resource for local artists and arts professionals, and as an ambassador of the Bemis in the community. S/he will be an integral member of the Bemis’s Artist-in-Residence Program, sustaining an intellectual discourse surrounding contemporary art practice through studio visits, knowledge-sharing workshops, and other organized programs with fellow residents.

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications from national and international curators for its inaugural Curator-in-Residence Program. Starting in January 2017, the successful candidate will participate in a one-year fully subsidized live/work residency as part of the Bemis Center’s acclaimed Artist-in-Residence Program. S/he will originate and present three exhibitions and related public programs inclusive of local and national artists. The Curator-in-Residence will work alongside residency and curatorial staff, and actively contribute to the overall vision of the Bemis’s renowned exhibition program. Reporting to the Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs and the Artistic Director for Residency Programs, the Curator-in-Residence is a full-time temporary position. S/he will be involved in all curatorial and administrative aspects of organizing three exhibitions over a 12-month residency. The 2017 exhibition seasons are scheduled for February 2–April 29, June 1–August 26, and November 9–January 27. Exhibitions will be original, conceptually rigorous, and exemplify the true breadth and experimentation currently defining contemporary art. Duties include, but are not limited to, research, artist and donor relations, exhibition design and installation, writing/editing of scholarly texts and didactics, budgeting, conceptualizing and leading public programs, and exhibition tours. The Curator-in-Residence studio is for single occupancy only; Bemis is unable to accommodate partners, children, and pets at this time.

There are no fees to apply.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Residency opportunities are open to national and international arts professionals 21+ years of age, showing a strong professional working history.
  • Bemis Alumni are allowed to re-apply for residency after a three year hiatus from the program. Alumni seeking residency must submit a complete application including recent work samples and current resume. Preference may be given to applicants who have not previously attended.
  • Students enrolled in an academic program during the time of requested residency are not eligible to apply.
  • Bemis welcomes internationally based arts professionals to apply. A working knowledge of English is helpful for international artists as an interpreter will not be provided.
  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability. For special needs or questions about accessibility, please contact the Residency Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in curatorial or museum studies, art history, or related field; or 5 years equivalent professional work experience in the field;
  • A minimum of 1-2 years curatorial experience in an academic, non-profit, and/or commercial gallery setting;
  • Strong knowledge of international contemporary art and a keen interest in understanding and working with Omaha’s cultural landscape are required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential;
  • Creative and strategic thinker with the capacity to take initiative and to work independently and as a team player in a fun, yet demanding arts organization;
  • It is understood the ideal candidate will understand and promote the Bemis Center’s mission and, as an ambassador of the organization, perform all Bemis-related duties in a professional, responsible manner.

FEES & BENEFITS

Submission of applications are only accepted online through www.slideroom.com.

There is no fee to apply.

The selected Curator-in-Residence will receive:

  • Monthly honorarium: $2,500
  • Relocation allowance: $2000*
  • Ground transportation allowance: $300/month
  • Travel/research budget: $3,000
  • Free lodging in a sizable, well-appointed live/work studio with private bath and kitchen and complimentary utilities, laundry, and Wi-Fi
  • Administrative staff support
  • Dedicated gallery; approximately 2000 square feet; 12.6 foot ceilings; concrete floors

*Curator-in-Residence will organize own travel to Omaha for residency.

Application Review Process

SlideRoom will confirm receipt of your submitted application. Residency applications are reviewed each cycle by a rotating panel represented by arts professionals such as artists, curators, academics, and/or critics. The review process will take 6-8 weeks from the application deadline. Notifications to all applicants will be sent via email after the selection panel has made its final decision.

The final date for submissions is the 29th of August, 2016.

To Apply: https://bemis.slideroom.com/#/login/program/31340

More information about the Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts: http://www.bemiscenter.org/

 

Open Portfolio 2016 for Works On Paper (Bilbao, Spain). Deadline: Aug. 22, 2016

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On the occasion of FIG Bilbao 2016, Printmaking and Art on Paper International Fair,
it is made the call for the third edition of OPEN PORTFOLIO, with the firm intention
to give visibility, support, disseminate and promote emerging artistic practices in the
field of unique edition works on Paper.

The purpose and philosophy of Open Portfolio is defined as a promotion,
dissemination and professionalization platform for those emerging artists and also
contemporary art forms. It is conceived as a tool to establish the necessary connexion
between educational level and professional practice of art.

A previous call will take place in September. A maximum of 20 artists
will be selected to participate in the Open 2016 first day . Among those selected,
only eight will take part in the Open Portfolio FIG2016 at the Euskalduna Palace.
The day will consist of an exhibition, with the presence of artists. Each one will have
a 2x3m wall. and a 3x1m table to show his work.

From September 10th until 16, the works will be exposed in the Ensanche building.
Location: Ensanche Building. Plaza del Ensanche, 11. Bilbao
Date: September 10.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 14.30 p.m. / 17.00 p.m. to 20.30 p.m..
SELECTION PHASE. November 2016
The eight artist selected will exhibit their work at the Fair.
Place: Euskalduna. Avda. Abandoibarra, 4.Bilbao
Date: November 19. From 16.00h.
http://www.figbilbao.com
SELECTION PHASE.
November 2016

Open Portfolio is aimed not only to emerging artists whose practice focuses on the field
of print and works on Paper, but those who have a major activity in this field as well.

SUPPLIES
Open Portfolio will offer to each participant – free of charge- a horizontal linear space
(table) for the exhibition of his work. The tables (one per artist) will be about 3 meters
long and 1 wide. Also, each table will have a rear wall of 2x3m. to expose the works.

The appointment is September 10 from 11.30 a.m to 14.30 p.m. and 17.00 p.m. to
20.30 p.m. in the Edificio Ensanche’s atrium.
• The works will be transported, placed and removed from the exhibition space
by participants on the dates marked by the organization. It is a professional work
presentation so Open Portfolio will broadcast through the official catalog, official
website and other media, as well as through press releases, the work of the artists
presented.
• It is desirable that the works presented will be covered by insurance; otherwise,
the artist assumes all responsibility for any damage that for reasons unrelated to
FIG organization and Open Portfolio occurred. Works must be in a professional
presentation, duly signed and with their numbered editions and also they must have a
data sheet available to visitors and professionals who request information.
Prices must be properly indicated and can never exceed 200 euros (+ 10% VAT) retail.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
The Application for the III Open Portfolio must be submitted in a single digital dossier
(maximum 10MB PDF format) with the following information in the order described:

DIGITAL DOSSIER (PDF)
• Name of artist • Artist Statement / CV(maximum 1 page)
• Quality Photographs of the work to be exhibited at Open Portfolio
• Technical details of the works presented indicating title, year, dimensions and
technique
Any dossier which does not comply in time and form, or that does not include all of
the required documentation will not be taken into account by the jury. The organization
reserves the right to request additional information to participants.
http://www.figbilbao.com

DEADLINE
From the day these rules are published until Sunday 22 August 2016. Proposals must be sent by e-mail to the following address: openportfolio @ figbilbao.com and fig@figbilbao.com.
The jury’s decision will be published on the web and e-mailed to artists.

CONDITIONS
1. The organization shall ensure the overall safety of the exposure enclosure during the
course of the event. The organization will not be responsible for each work security during
opening hours to the public; it will be the responsibility of the authors, in any case. The
display material, folders, covers, assembly material, etc., will be provided by the artist.
2. Trade relations are authorized, limited solely to the artist and client, without any intervention
by the organization. The works for sale will not have a price greater than 200 euros (+ 10%
VAT).
3.All artists must assemble and disassemble their presentations and be physically present
during the course of the event. They must also be collaborative and participatory in the
various proposals for dissemination and communication that will take place during FIG
Bilbao 2016.
4. Participation in the III Open Portfolio implies full acceptance of its rules. Any doubt
about the rules shall be decided by the organization. Open Portfolio / FIG Bilbao 2016
may broadcast participants proposals in this program through media, virtual spaces, social
networks, etc. and other supports as text, photographs, videos, etc..
5. Due to the limited time, punctuality is fundamental. Selected artists will be at least one
hour before the begining of the Open Portfolio.

SELECTION COMMITTEE
It is made up of David Arteagoitia, artist and Engraving Professor at the University of the
Basque Country UPV / EHU; Juan Zapater Bilbao Art Foundation Director and Roberto
Sáenz de Gorbea FIG Bilbao’s Fair Director.

OPEN PORTFOLIO AWARD
The organization will award one of the works exhibited during Open Portfolio 2016 based on a criterion of quality, format and projection.
The prize will consist of an exhibition space in Bilbao FIG 2017 edition and two learning
stays; a learning stay in the CIEC Foundation in Betanzos, A Coruña.
The prize may be declared void if the jury considers it appropriate. The jury’s decision is final.
CONTACT DETAILS
For further information you can visit our website:
http://www.figbilbao.com
openportfolio@figbilbao.com

Rules Open Portfolio 2016

 

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Desde su origen, FIG Bilbao ha apostado por la promoción de los jóvenes valores del arte y del grabado a través de programas como Open Portfolio, dirigido por David Arteagoitia.  Esta tercera edición presenta importantes novedades.

El concurso se divide en dos jornadas: el 10 de septiembre una selección de veinte artistas gráficos expondrán su obra durante una semana en el edificio Ensanche de Bilbao. De esta cita saldrán los ocho artistas que finalmente participarán en la sección Open Portfolio Fair en el Palacio Euskalduna el 19 de noviembre. La Fundación CIEC de Betanzos colabora con un premio en forma de Residencia para el artista ganador. Los destinatarios de esta convocatoria son artistas emergentes cuya práctica se centra en la estampa y arte sobre papel.

Las personas interesadas pueden enviar sus trabajos, hasta el 22 de agosto a openportfolio@figbilbao.com.

Página web de Open Portfolio: http://www.figbilbao.com/open-portfolio/
 Para consultar la base del concurso haz click aquí.