Category Archives: Fellowships / Internships / Praktika / Stages

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.

 

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.

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