Category Archives: Fellowships / Internships / Praktika / Stages

Research residency in Sapporo (Japan). Deadline: July 3, 2016

S-AIR in association with Curators’ Network is offering a fully funded residency opportunity for curators in Sapporo, Japan, from August 9 – September 13, 2016 (maximum stay 30 days, minimum 20 days).

The call is free of charge. Deadline for the submission of applications is July 3, 2016, midnight, Madrid, CEST timezone.

The successful candidate is expected to research and write around the local art scene of Sapporo, to learn about Japan and to establish networks and dialogues between local and international artists.

  • The call is open for curators who work with all kinds of disciplines within the context of contemporary visual and fine arts. There is no age limit. Applicants should neither hold Japanese nationality nor reside in Japan, and should be able to exercise a degree of autonomy and self-reliance.
  • The call seeks especially for professionals who work with a high level of excellence, but do not yet have a consolidated international career, as one of the primary goals of Curators’ Network is to promote art-professionals who are still not well known in a larger international context.
  • Applicants should have at least a moderate level of spoken English or Japanese, and should feel comfortable engaging in discussions in one of these two languages.
  • Applying curators should thoroughly research about S-AIR and Curators’ Network and submit a proposal demonstrating in which line(s) they would like to research whilst in Sapporo.

Dates, deadlines

Deadline: Applications should be submitted online NOT LATER THAN Sunday July 3, 2016 at Midnight [Madrid, CEST].

Selection: The resident will be chosen on the basis of the submitted applications. A shortlist will be made by a jury of the management board of Curators’ Network. The final selection will be made by the selection committee at S-AIR.

Notification: The successful candidate will be notified byWednesday, July 13, 2016.

Residency: Up to 30 days between August 9 and September 13, 2016. The applicants can propose their preferred time frame, the minimum stay is 20 days. The final dates for arrival and departure to and from Japan to be agreed between S-AIR and the resident.

Information and applications here.

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/


 

Visiting Artist Fellowships, Summer 2014, Springfield, MO (USA). Deadline: Jan. 12, 2014

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

Summer Institute for Visual Arts 2014 Visiting Artist Fellowships

The Summer Institute for Visual Arts at Drury University is currently seeking applications for Summer 2014 Visiting Artist Fellowships.

Established in 2007, the Summer Institute for Visual Arts (SIVA) at Drury University is dedicated to advanced research and practice in the field of contemporary visual arts. Each summer, SIVA offers a low-residency Master of Arts in Studio Art and Theory (MART) program for emerging and aspiring artists and, starting in 2014, four Visiting Artist Fellowships to internationally recognized artists.

Each Visiting Artist Fellowship lasts for five weeks during which time the recipients serve as mentors in the MART program with sufficient time and financial support to develop their own work. SIVA supports innovation and cross-disciplinary activity and encourages Visiting Artists to utilize the resources of the university to inform and support their artistic pursuits. Visiting Artist Fellows are responsible for a Visiting Artist Studio offered to the second and third year cohorts of MART students and are expected to play an active role in the Summer Institute through program-wide studio visits, workshops, reviews and lectures.

Eligibility

Applications are sought from internationally exhibiting artists who have an established body of work and exemplary professional record. An MFA or equivalent, teaching experience and a growing record of exhibitions and/or other activities is required. Preference will be given to candidates possessing knowledge and interest in historical and contemporary art issues across disciplines. The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience and his or her appropriateness to the Summer Institute of Visual Arts mission and curriculum, as well as quality of work and written statements.

Fellowship Award
Each Summer Institute of Visual Arts Visiting Artist Fellow receives $4500.00 USD in compensation to manage a 5-week Visiting Artist Studio course (Monday-Thursday, 1-5pm), offer a one-day technical workshop and give a public lecture. Fellows additionally receive on-campus housing and a private studio in the Warmack Faculty Studios building. Fellows are expected to be in residence full-time.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, artist and/or teaching statement, CV, portfolio images or website (including examples of student work if possible) and the names and addresses (postal and email) of three references to the address below.

Applications must be received by January 12, 2014.

Four fellowships will be awarded, two for Summer Session I (June 2 – July 3, 2014) and two for Summer Session II (July 2 – August 8, 2014). Please indicate if you have preferred dates (Summer Session I or II) for your Fellowship.

All application items should be sent to:

Graduate Programs Office

Drury University

900 North Benton Avenue

Springfield, MO 65802

Alternatively, you can upload your materials to http://www.dropbox.com and share them with mart-siva@drury.edu.

Instructions for a Dropbox submission

• Go to http://www.dropbox.com <http://www.dropbox.com>

• Set up a free account with username and password

• Upload your materials

• Label your folder with your last and first name (“Smith, Jane”)

• Click the “share” link to share the materials with mart-siva@drury.edu

Please email mart-siva@drury.edu with any questions.

Summer Institute for Visual Arts:

MA in Studio Art and Theory Program at Drury University

http://www.drury.edu/siva <http://www.drury.edu/siva>

Training grants for film and TV professionals, Berlin. Deadline: Nov. 20, 2013

IPKOW PROGRAMM for film and television professionals, Berlin

The NIPKOW PROGRAMM
Deadline: 20 November 2013
Application fee: none

The NIPKOW PROGRAMM is a programme designed to assist film and television professionals (not students) in expanding their knowledge, experience and contacts by providing grant-financed training through
– internships with film and media institutions
– practical professional counselling
– courses

Not only has the NIPKOW PROGRAMM established an extensive and flourishing network of film and media professionals throughout Western and Eastern Europe over the years, it has brought many European co-productions to the screen and forged the way for future European co-productions and partnerships.

Since its inception, the programme has been involved in the realisation of countless feature films, documentary films, shorts, and animation productions, be they digital or celluloid. Most of them have been international award-winners.

Target Group
film and television professionals

Type of Activity
grant-financed long-term training through
practical professional counselling
internships with film and media institutions
workshops

Duration
The NIPKOW PROGRAMM awards grants for 1-4 months (with occasional extensions)
(1,500 Euros monthly)

Place and Time
Berlin
all year through

Fields of Activity
NIPKOW fellowship-holders work in the following fields
– financing, production, marketing, sales and distribution, scriptwriting, camera, sound, production design
– new technologies
– animation

Read more: http://nipkow.de/

Szpilman Award. Residency in Poland and Cash Prize. Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013

Call for application – Szpilman Award 2013

The Szpilman Award is initiated, organised and financed by a group of artists, based in Berlin, Germany and is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations.

The Szpilman Award is awarded annually. The prize winner receives a cash prize, 10 days of residency in Cimochowizna (Poland) and a challenge cup.
The amount of money is dynamic. Szpilman is raising money parallel to the competition. The prize winner receives the money that is raised until September 30, 2013.

Among the applicants, one award winner will be identified.
The challenge cup will be handed over to the next prize winner in the subsequent year.

Everyone can apply for the Szpilman Award, both individuals and groups of persons.

The work must have been realized between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013.

To apply, send in a significant documentation. To that, fill in the application form (PDF) with name, e-mail, telephone, address, title of the work, and date of construction. Send in application plus documentation by post.

www.award.szpilman.de/informations.html
Application form
Deadline: 30/09/13
Contact: Patrick Koch

award@szpilman.de
www.award.szpilman.de

 

Back to Life, Back to Reality (Ready for Autumn)

Welcome back from vacations! Now that your shore leave is over and we are all in the same boat again, let’s have a look at opportunities for visual artists and curators, starting as of today. Switch on the background music from Sould II Soul and let’s get moooovin’.

Now, I am sure you will have some preferences of how to look for Grants, Prizes and Calls, but maybe some of these starting points are new for you. And if you know some good ones to add, please leave a comment or write to me.

Let’s get started with some general ones: If you are based in Latin America or want to go there with a stipend or grant, have a look at www.universia.net. It operates on the whole continent and is a great ressource. For artists’ mobility in Europe, check On-AiR Mobility. Artists-in-Residence programs around the world can be found best on Res Artis and Trans Artists, other useful sites are AIR World Guide, Artists Communities, and Japan’s AIR programs.

Deadline reminders, such as e-artnow.org and artservis, both located in Central Eastern Europe, are very useful and highly recommended.

Some of the current postings of the Curator Ship are the Call for Warsaw Photo Days’ Open Programme  under the theme ‘CLASH’ (Deadline Sept 5); the Scholarships for the European Master of Fine Art Photography (and two more courses, on Photobooks and on Professional Photography) in Madrid, with Deadline Sept. 17; and the 8th International Arte Laguna Prize, in Venice, dedicated to contemporary visual art (Deadline: Oct. 30).

There is really no excuse for not getting back on your feet… but please always hold on to the guard rail, so you don’t fall over board.

Have a great start into the fall! Your Captain.

Aaron Siskind Fellowships for US-based Photographers. Deadline: May 24, 2013

2013 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship

Grant Information and Application Guidelines

Application Period: March 1 – May 24, 2013
Application Deadline: May 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time

General Information and Eligibility Requirements

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field. The entry fee for this grant is $10USD.

Applications must be submitted through the CaFE application system at www.CallForEntry.org.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age. Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable social security number.

Who May Not Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program. Students who graduate before the 2013 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being considered for new awards. At this time, artists on temporary visas such as the O-1 visa are not eligible to apply.

Eligible Work: Still photography regardless of subject matter, genre, or process. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or experimental works, but photographic techniques must be pivotal to the works submitted. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work.

Examples of Non-Eligible Work: Film, video, interactive multimedia

Fellowship recipients will be notified by September 2013. Names of recipients and panelists will be announced shortly thereafter. The decisions of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and its designated judging panel as to who receives fellowship support will be final, private, and without appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further the artist’s creative endeavors. Recipients will be asked to provide a summary of the uses to which award funds are put. Award funds will be taxable to recipients in Tax Year 2013.

Application Information & Guidelines

Applicants must apply through the CaFE online application system at www.CallForEntry.org. Applications will not be accepted by any other delivery method. Internet access and a working email address are required in order to apply. The $10 entry fee must be paid via credit or debit card.

Once you have registered at CaFE, you can work on an application in multiple sessions, saving as you go, until it is completed and ready to submit. You can apply at any time up until the deadline; however, applications must be successfully received by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on May 24, 2013. Applications that are incomplete, or not received by the deadline, will be excluded from consideration. We recommended applying well in advance in order to avoid technical problems.

CaFE is a project of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts.

A completed application consists of the following information & files:

Applicant Profile: Name and contact information

Work Samples: A portfolio of ten (10) digital images showing representative, recent work. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical or installed nature, or aspects of detail, use one or more of the ten images for that purpose.

Exactly ten (10) images must be submitted. They will be projected for the panelists via high-definition digital projectors and viewed at roughly 30 x 40 inches per image. Images must be standard baseline JPEG files with the .jpg extension. The recommended color profile is sRGB. Maximum file size is 1.8 MB. Image size can be no larger than 1920 x 1920 pixels (smaller images will be shown against a 1920 x 1920 black background). Images should be 72 PPI; any higher will unnecessarily increase your file size.

Text descriptors for each image: Title, Year Completed, Medium, Dimensions

Note: There are also fields for image “Value” and “Description” in the application. We don’t include this information in our review process. “Description” can be left blank. $0.00 can be entered for image “Value”. Whatever you enter in these fields — it will not be seen by jurors.

Work Statement: (500 words maximum) The purpose of the Statement is to give the panel a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. It should be very clear and concise, and relate to the specific works you are submitting.

Career summary, artist resume/CV, or short bio (500 words maximum)


Additional Help and Information

CallForEntry.org provides detailed instructions and tutorials on How to Apply, Image Prep, and a Help/FAQ that will answer most questions. CaFE Tech Support staff is available via email to respond to technical questions or problems. For grant-related questions, please email grant@aaronsiskind.org.

Previous winners can be found here: http://www.aaronsiskind.org/recipient.html

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