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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

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

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

 

——–>Versión en español (English above)<———

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.

 

 

Comisart for Emerging Curators. Deadline: Sept. 23, 2016

Call for Applications, 2016

Comisart is a call for applications aimed at art curators under 40 years of age, with Spanish nationality or resident in Spain, who have previously curated at least three exhibitions. Any curators who already have well-established careers will not be accepted.

The three curators selected will receive a grant of 6,000 euros and will benefit from the resources and advice of the exhibitions team from the “la Caixa” Foundation.

Comisart is a two-yearly programme involving three exhibition projects based on items from the “la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection and the MACBA collections. We are committed to innovative projects, both in terms of interpretations and reflections and also regarding the creative approach and forms used.

The exhibitions will be included in the annual programming of CaixaForum Barcelona and there is also the possibility of them becoming travelling exhibitions, as well as potential collaborations with other institutions. The exhibitions may also include work by young artists embarking on their careers as a complement to items from the “la Caixa” Collection, provided these works already exist and do not form part of another institution’s collection.

Each project will be developed over a period of four months. During the first month, curators will have access to the Collection and to the teams from the “la Caixa” Foundation and MACBA in order to define the project, while all the work to prepare the exhibition will be carried out in the following three months.

KEY DATES

No projects or additional documentation can be presented outside the deadlines established in the rules of the call for applications unless the organisation announces an extension of the deadline specified in these rules.

Start of the call for applications

  • June 27, 2016

End of the call for applications

  • September 23, 2016

For more info in English, Spanish and Catalan click here.

Guidelines for the Call for Application (Spanish only), click here.

 

The EPSON International Pano Awards. Deadline: July 10, 2016

The 7th EPSON International Pano Awards is dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography.

Advances in digital photography and editing software has resulted in an ever-increasing rise in the popularity of image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well.

The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography.

The Awards invite you to submit panoramic images in the following main groups:

Open Awards (Nature / Built Environment)
Amateur Awards (Nature / Built Environment)
VR/360 Awards (Open)

2016 TOTAL PRIZE POOL WORTH OVER $60,000USD, INCLUDING $25,000 CASH.

Early-bird entries close Sunday 10th July, 2016.

Information and applications here.

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.

ACCIONA Photography Award Environment and sostenibility. Deadline: July 10, 2016

ACCIONA Photography Award Environment and sostenibility (for residents in Latin America only)

ACCIONA junto a Trasatlántica PHotoEspaña lanzan en 2016 la primera edición del “Premio ACCIONA de fotografía Medio ambiente y sostenibilidad”. Un premio abierto a todos los fotógrafos que tengan la capacidad de descubrir fotográficamente, en los países latinoamericanos, aquellas realidades que reflejen el compromiso y los principios de sostenibilidad de los recursos así como la protección de la biodiversidad.

Un jurado de prestigio, formado por profesionales de la fotografía junto a un representante de ACCIONA -en su compromiso con la cultura y apoyo a la creación-, seleccionará el mejor porfolio, que recibirá un premio de 2.000 euros. Además, el trabajo ganador será publicado en la portada de la página web de PHotoEspaña http://www.phe.es y será expuesto en el contexto de PHotoEspaña 2017, formando parte de la exposición colectiva que el Festival organiza cada año con una selección de los trabajos que han participado en los visionados de porfolios que Trasatlántica organiza en América Latina.

El plazo de preinscripción finaliza el domingo 10 de julio, 2016 y consiste en una serie de un máximo de 15 imágenes, solo para residentes en América Latina. Para más info:

http://www.phe.es/es/trasatlantica/certamenes

Tokyo international photography competition. Deadline: June 28, 2016

Open to photographers worldwide. Winners will be Showcased in Traveling Exhibition

Building on the success of last year’s critically acclaimed touring exhibition of the 2015 Tokyo International Photo Competition winners, presented in Tokyo, Japan; Guatemala City, Guatemala; New York City, USA; and Sydney, Australia (still on view for a few more days at the “Head-on Photo Festival”), the theme for the fourth edition is Origin.

Etymologically speaking, “origin” denotes “beginning”, “source”, “birth”, “rise” or “start”. Marcus Garvey, a renowned civil rights activist at the turn of the previous century, said “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

Who are we? Where do we come from? Where do we belong?

Since the dawn of time, cultures have shared origin myths, weaving an intergenerational chain linking the past to the present. From the Norse cosmology of nine home worlds unified by the World Tree Yggdrasil, to modern-day endeavors in genealogy and mapping one’s family tree, origin stories provide us with a sense and a place of belonging. Origins allow us to live in the present, with an eye on a future shaped by our collective past.

At a time of increased uncertainty and tension on both the interpersonal and global stages, photography’s role in helping us negotiate our daily existence has never been stronger. For our fourth edition of the Tokyo International Photography Competition, we ask you to capture Origin.

ENTRY INFORMATION

 

The Tokyo International Photography Festival competition is open to photographers worldwide, over the age of 18.

THEME: Origin
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 28, 2016
ENTRY FEE: $35 per series (up to 6 images, thematically connected)

PRIZES

EIGHT SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHERS

A group of 8 photographers will be selected by our Jury to to present their work in a traveling exhibition in Tokyo (JP), before heading out to New York(USA), and beyond!

ONE GRAND PRIX WINNER

In addition to the group exhibition, one photographer will be chosen by the Jury as the Grand Prix Winner who will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the Opening Party of the exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.

MEET THE JURY

 

Gwen Lee– Director, Singapore International Photography Festival (Singapore)

Keizo Kitajima – Photographer / Founder, photographers’ gallery (Japan)

Mark Pearson– Founder / Director, ZEN FOTO GALLERY (Japan)

Sujon Song– Co-Founder and co-diretor, Seoul Lunar Foto (S. Korea)

Christine Barthe– Curator, Musée du Quai Branly (France)

Erik Kessels– Artist / Photography Curator (The Netherlands)

Marc Prust– Independent Photography Consultant / Curator (The Netherlands)

Sandra Phillips– Senior Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA)

Alejandro Castellote– Independent curator / Writer / Professor (Spain)

Allegra Cordero di Montezemolo– Exhibition Coordinator / Curator, Center for the Image (Mexico)

Azu Nwagbogu– Founder / Director, African Artists’ Foundation (Nigeria)

 

Click here to Submit