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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/


 

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!

 

BreakThrough Photo Award. Deadline: May 1, 2016

British Journal of Photography’s Breakthrough Awards are open for entries, offering students and recent graduates worldwide an opportunity to showcase their work and gain international exposure.

Four winners will receive a two-week exhibition in east London and have their work published across British Journal of Photography’s online, print and social channels. Winners will also be showcased globally on WeTransfer, the world’s leading file transfer site.

Photographers who are studying on undergraduate and graduate courses, or within 5 years of graduating, may submit work on any topic to be judged by panel of industry experts.

Photographs can be captured in any format and can be of any style or genre. The competition is open to students and graduates from around the world – students and graduates of non-photographic courses may also enter.

PRIZES:

-Exhibition

Winners will have their work exhibited at a Breakthrough Showcase in east London. The show will take place in June 2016 as part of the Free Range Graduate Shows at The Old Truman Brewery.

Winners will have their work presented by our editorial team at an exclusive launch event, and will be invited to speak about their work. There will also be workshops and events taking place in the gallery throughout the show drawing in photography enthusiasts from around the UK.

-Global showcase on WeTransfer

Winners of the Breakthrough 2016 receive a four-week showcase on the WeTransfer homepage, reaching over 80 million creatives worldwide and providing an unmissable opportunity for exposure to the international creative community.

Runners up in each category will receive WeTransfer Plus accounts, complete with long term storage, increased upload sizes and password protected transfers.

-International exposure from British Journal of Photography

Winners of the Breakthrough 2016 will have their work published across British Journal of Photography’s print, online and social channels, with a combined reach of over 1,000,000 creatives and industry influencers worldwide. BJP is the world’s longest-running and most influential photography magazine, defining the future of contemporary photography.

Winners work will also appear in print as part of a special edition newspaper being printed for all attendees of the exhibition and sessions.

Runners up in each category will be featured on the British Journal of Photography website.

-Opportunity to sell work

Winning images will be showcased in a dedicated section of the BJP Breakthrough site, and made available for sale (if approved by the winner), with the photographer receiving 70% of all sales income.

How to enter:

  • Entering the competition costs: £7.50 for a single image or £27.50 for a series of up to 20 images.
  • Images can be shot in any format, using any camera model, on film or digital. If you are entering a series of images, please indicate the viewing order, if appropriate, in the caption field.
  • Each image can be a maximum of 5MB in size, and we recommend images of 2-3MB in size for easy upload. All images must be submitted as JPEG files – any files submitted in any other format (including TIFF, PDF, PSD etc) will be discarded.
  • Your statement must be under 1500 characters
  • Once your images and statement have been uploaded to the system you will see an option to submit your entry. Once submitted your entry cannot be altered. Only submitted entries will be viewed by the judges.

YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS, TO PARTICIPATE PICK THE LINK BELLOW!:

www.bjpbreakthrough.com

8 Ways to get your work out there…

New Zealand artist Harvey Benge had his friend and colleague Antoine D’Agata scribble “8 Ways to get your work out there”, on the back of an envelope. Follow these steps and nothing can go wrong anymore.


1. 90% of life is showing up (Woody Allen)
2. Take the long view – 30 to 50 years
3. Make your work authentic
4. Don’t try and be famous
5. Don’t show dodgy work to everybody who has ever drawn breath
6. People work with people they like
7. Luck has a lot to do with it
8. Get naked, make porn

GIF Festival. Deadline: Jan. 20, 2016

2nd Annual Savannah GIF Festival

Submission Deadline: January 20th, 2016 at 6PM
NO FEE – Submit as many GIFs as you can muster.

go to http://giffest.xyz/
or http://artrisesavannah.org/gif
Art Rise Savannah is looking for the world’s top GIF animations to be featured in one of the largest exhibitions of this particular filetype in the world.

A special opening screening will be held at Telfair Museums Jepson Center on January 28th with live music by three local musicians. Telfair Museums, one of the oldest art institutions in the South, will be hosting their annual PULSE: Arts and Technology Festival throughout the week.

Following last year’s smashing success of over 960 GIF animations from over 150 countries screened at a maximum capacity show, this year’s GIF Festival is expected to be bigger, better, and giffier than ever.

The GIF Festival will feature a special inaugural screening for the second year in a row at the Telfair Museums Jepson Center for the Arts on January 28th during the PULSE Festival. The PULSE Festival is a city-wide celebration of art and technology coordinated by Telfair Museums. More information on PULSE can be found at telfair.org/pulse.

The 2nd Annual Savannah GIF Festival will feature multiple categories as well as live music to accompany the silent animations during the inaugural screening. During the first GIF Festival in January of 2015, Savannah musicians Sunglow, Garret Kemp, and unknown, played live electronic sets as hundreds of GIFs flashed behind them in the crowded theatre. The musical artists for next year’s screening are still being finalized and will be announced at the start of the year.

Artists interested in having their animations featured in the upcoming festival can find our submission page at giffest.xyz. Submissions are completely free and there is no limit to the number of animations that can be submitted. Also on our website is a video preview of last years festival.

GIF, or Graphics Interchange Format, is the filename for the small animations that have taken over the internet as the go-to filetype for cat memes, small video clips, trippy animations and more. Developed by Steve Wilhite in 1987 while working at CompuServe, a GIF is a bitmap image that supports a palette of 256 different colors and multiple frames. Their small size and flexibility have kept them popular with internet artists for over 30 years. When asked by the New York Times how to correctly pronounce the world GIF, Wilhite responded that it was ‘jiff’ like the peanut butter, and not ‘gif’, however the debate still rages on today.

Media? – Please contact Clinton Edminster at info@artrisesavannah.org

Open Call for Commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster. Deadline: Sept 20, 2015

FOOD OF WAR
The Chernobyl Project 2016-2017 – Open Call

Food of War is a Multidisciplinary Art Collective dedicated to explore the relation between Food and War through art. Food of War is a Non-Profit initiative whose aims include creating art and events in order to raise awareness about the armed conflicts around the world, to promote the artists who develop their work around this subject and encourage the use of food as part of the viewer’s experience.

The Chernobyl Project 2016-2017
The Chernobyl Disaster occurred in 1986 during the Cold War and it alarmed the whole Europe about what was safe to eat and drink. Food of War considers of great relevance the consequences of this incident at the table of several European Countries where the radioactive cloud passed or might have had.
As a commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster, Food of War is developing a touring exhibition project for 2016-2017 that follows the trail of the radioactive cloud over Europe. The exhibition involves artists from Ukraine, Belarus, as well as from other EU nationalities.
Food of War is calling all visual artists (individual/collectives) living and working in Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, Sweden and Ireland to submit proposals for this exhibition. We are not interested in the direct causes of the accident but in exploring how it affected the continent and beyond in terms of consumption of food.
The proposals must include a description of the work (which can be in process or finished), rationale behind the work and a maximum of 3 images of the work. We welcome all mediums and artwork dimensions. Artists/collectives are also required to send a biography with a maximum of 5 images of relevant work or a link to the artists’ website.

Files must be sent as JPEG (low resolution) or PDF to info@foodofwar.org . Deadline ends 20th September 2015.
Selected artists will be notified by 28th September 2015.

 

http://www.foodofwar.org | info@foodofwar.org

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