Category Archives: Deadline 10/2015

Open Call for the International Creator Residency Program 2016. Deadline: October 30, 2015

Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS) launched its residency programs in 2006, cooperating with art centers and cultural institutions all over the world. Now they are calling for “International Creator Residency Program 2016”, aimed at international creators/ curators/ administrators who are willing to perform new creative activities during their programs at TWS Residency.

This program is aimed at those creators:
-who are willing to explore new creative activities
-who practice in any of the following cultural/ artistic fields: visual art, architecture, design, curation and administration.

Residency Period will be 3 months:
1) From the beginning of May, 2016 to the end of July, 2016
2) From the beginning of September, 2016 to the end of November, 2016
3) From the beginning of January, 2017 to the end of March, 2017

Number of Creators:
2 creators for each period/ 6 creators in total are to be selected.

What TWS offers:
Self-contained single room, Shared studio, Air ticket fee, Per Diem and Artist fee/ Project fee
-Air ticket fee: a Round ticket will be provided
-Living cost (Per Diem): JPY 3,750 (including tax) per day
-Artist fee / Project fee: JPY 300,000 (including tax)

How to apply:
Download the “Application Outline” and “Application Package” and send all materials to TWS Residency.
Please read “Application Outline” carefully about details.

FAQ Here

Inquiries:
Email: inter2016@tokyo-ws.org
*For inquiry which is not listed in FAQ, please contact us by e-mail byOctober 4, 2015.
We will update FAQ on TWS website after October 7, 2015.
Please note that in principle, they cannot answer each inquiry individually.

More about Tokyo Wonder Site Residency Programmme here.

Awards for Art Criticism. Deadline: October 15, 2015

The second annual international Awards for Art Criticism are open to candidates of any age from anywhere in the world, writing in Chinese or English about any contemporary art exhibition held between 20 September 2014 and 20 September 2015.

The International Awards of Art Criticism (IAAC) will be hosted by an International Board, adjudicated by and international jury and organised by the Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum (M21), in partnership with the Royal College of Art, London. The principal sponsor is the China Minsheng Banking Corporation Ltd (CMBC). The International Awards for Art Criticism aim to support independent critical coverage of contemporary art, away from the immediate pressures of the market, media and private patronage.they seek to stimulate good writing, critical thinking, dialogue and research, initially in the Chinese and English languages.

The objectivity of the selection process is underpinned, both by the recognised professionalism of the Chinese and English-speaking jury members and by the strict anonymity of the judging process. The Awards will be hosted by an International Board adjudicated by international jury members, including Dr.Marek Bartelik , Catherine David, Dieter von Graffenried , Li Pi and Lee Yongwoo .

The First Prize will consist of a cash award of 6,000 euro and a short-term residency in Shanghai. The two Second Prizes – one each, for an essay in Chinese or English – will each consist of a cash award of 2,000 euro.

Find more information about application and selection here.

Call for entries for the “I Can’t Breathe” exhibition. Deadline: October 10, 2015

In November/December 2015, ARC will present “I CAN’T BREATHE”,  an exhibition juried by Mary Patten and Romi Crawford, PhD.

Having endured a year in which video after video has appeared, showing shocking violence by police against unarmed citizens, ARC wants to begin a conversation about these events. The videos have forced all of us to address our ignorance and denial, as well as to ask even bigger questions about the nature of institutionalized racism. ARC is looking for work that evokes what it feels like to find oneself targeted, in a suffocating space, or unheard. This also includes work that addresses how one might imagine that grip to be loosened, or what it might look like to begin to listen.

ARC GALLERY AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION is a non-profit, woman-run cooperative gallery dedicated to providing alternative space exhibition opportunities for innovative artists outside the commercial gallery system. Since 1973, ARC has given exposure and support to both men and women artists, providing an atmosphere for the continued development of artistic potential and experimentation.

SUBMISSION
Believing that all voices are valuable as we learn to listen to each other, this juried show is open to anyone who wishes to apply regardless of ability to pay. ARC asks for a donation by those who feel they can contribute.

Prospectus: https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/i-cant-breatheat-arc-gallery-in-novdec-2015/

Submit online: https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/i-cant-breatheat-arc-gallery-in-novdec-2015/

MEDIA
Work in all media, including written word and spoken word.

ELIGIBILITY
International
All sizes will be considered

DATES
Submission: October 10, 2015 11:59 PM
Announcement: October 24, 2015
Delivery: November 18-21, 2015 12-6pm
Exhibition: November 25, 2015 – December 19, 2015
Opening Reception: December 4, 2015 6-9pm
Pick-Up Work: December 19, 2015 67:30pm December 20, 2015 12pm – 4pm
Shipped Work Return Dates: December 22, 2015 12-6pm
Pre-Paid FedEx or UPS required. Do not use U.S. Postal Service

JURORS
Romi Crawford  is Associate Professor in Visual and Critical Studies and Liberal Arts at SAIC. Her research revolves primarily around formations of political, racial, and gendered identity and the relation to American visual arts, film, and popular culture. She was previously the Curator and Director of Education and Public Programs at the Studio Museum in Harlem; and serves on the Boards of Chicago Film Archives and Black Cinema House.
Mary Patten is a visual artist, writer, educator, occasional curator, and political activist. She works collaboratively with Chicago Torture Justice Memorials and Feel Tank Chicago, and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

ARC Gallery
2156 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647 USA
phone: 773.252.2232
email: info@arcgallery.org
web: www.arcgallery.org
facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/ARC-Gallery
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hours: Wed.-Sat. 12-6:00 pm; Sun. 12-4:00 pm

BEERS London Open Call. Deadline: October 12, 2015.

BEERS London welcomes applications for the sixth annual edition of its open exhibition. Contemporary Visions VI seeks artists whose work and practice identifies and explores current themes, trends, and discoveries in contemporary art across all media and disciplines. This is a remarkable opportunity for artists at any stage to exhibit in a vetted exhibition in the heart of London’s vibrant art community. Past winners have gone on to solo-exhibitions with the gallery, presentations at art-fairs, or inclusions in publications, such as ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’, as well as other noteworthy opportunities with Beers and other galleries alike.

ELIGIBILITY
Artists worldwide, at any stage of their careers may apply.

EXHIBITION DATES
February 19 – March 19, 2016 / Preview Thursday 18 February 2016.
*Dates are subject to slight change.

SUBMISSION
All media is accepted. This includes, but is not limited to, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and all two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, new-media and any non-traditional media. Do not apply with work that is dated prior to 2014.

ARTWORK RESTRICTIONS
There are no restrictions to the dimension of actual works exhibited apart from the gallery ceiling height of 2.75m. Work must be available for sale during the exhibition dates.

JURY
– Kurt Beers, Director of BEERS London & Author of ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’
– Victor Benady, London based collector
– Tony Godfrey, Curator and Author of Phaidon’s ‘Painting Today’, ‘The New   Image’, ‘Painting in the Eighties’, & Conceptual Art
– Alan Sastre, Artist and 2014 Contemporary Visions finalist
– Helen Toomer, Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair
– Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator & VP at Saatchi Art, former Director of Saatchi Gallery

FEE
There is a processing fee of £10 to submit – payable via Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account in order to complete payment.

DEADLINE
The will close on midnight (local time) Monday 12 October, 2015.

For further information and application: www.beerslondon.com/opencall

Call for Artists: Outside the White Cube. Deadline: October 5, 2015

The Multiple eXposure Project will be curating “Outside the White Cube”, an alternative, traveling, curatorial project which aims to feature image-based works across different disciplines and media by emerging artists from the Philippines and elsewhere. We are inviting local andinternational artists whose works discuss the notion of the “PUBLIC” and its complexities.

Artists working in a variety of media and disciplines are invited to participate and submit their works. We are seeking image submissions such as photographic series, video arts, short films, video mapping, recorded public performances, digital manipulation, animation, digital arts, new media arts, and others. Needless to say, any medium that can be projected to the screen will be accepted.

Please email your submissions, together with description, artist statement, and bionote, to: themultipleexposureproject@gmail.com.

For more information, website our website: http://www.themultipleexposureproject.co.nr
or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/themultipleexposureproject.

About the Theme (Public):

The “public” is a multi-layered concept defined differently depending on how the term is used and framed. It is a notion devoid of singularity and is, grammatically speaking, a terrain of contradictions. As a noun and an adjective,the public constitutes the people, masses or community, and suggests anythingthat is staged, accessed, or seen out in the “open.” The public can also be used as a verb to describe something one does, as in make public or publicize,suggesting the movement or shift from the inside (private) to the outside (public). Paradoxically, however, the same term also points to the limits of such openness and movement. Given that it simultaneously refers to something “involving and provided by the government”, the public is always at risk of becoming merely an apparatus of the sovereign state and its institutions, thus making the flow of its production, distribution, and consumption partial and counterproductive.

With these issues in mind, we are looking for submissions that address and interrogate key topics of interest, but are not limited to, the following:

–         What is public? What counts as public?
–         The public and the private  – their overlapping tensions and ambiguities (ex: private event, object, or space made public)
–         The public as a collective (subject, citizenship, nation, etc.)
–         Politics, institutions, and conflicts (of interests) in public sphere
–         Positioning the public in the city or urban context
–         The value of public-ness (openness, sharing, connection, participation, etc.)
–         The limits and potentials of the public
–         The public and the subaltern counterpublic
–         Public image and identity
–         Public performance, gaze, visual voyeurism, and spectacle
–         Public and biopolitics (power, discipline, panopticon, and surveillance)

Description:

As implied by the project’s title, “Outside the White Cube” seeks to re-frame the practice of curating and spectating images outside the exclusionary, institutional borders of the “white cube” or gallery space.

Public spaces are used as an exhibition site to stimulate a mode of spectator experience that revolves around displacement of the passersby (public) from their “habitus” by interrupting the flow of pedestrian traffic. We alter a familiar public space and transform it into an unusual, dialogic site for image projection and exhibition, taking advantage of its accessibility and site-specificity in order to redefine the ways the spectators look at and engage with images.  Adopting “guerilla urbanism” as a curatorial strategy, we make sense of the immediacy of the “public” and reflect upon its context, meanings, and intersections with representation, place, and discourse. In so doing, we intervene and reformat aspects of the urban landscapes and emphasize the “counter-spectacle” in art viewing and appreciation.

This project also underlines the inherent ephemerality of an open-to-the-public display in relation to time and space.

As a “traveling” exhibition which heavily depends on projection technology and public space as its “frame” or “canvas”, this project celebrates the momentary nature of image-viewing, consumption, and mobility in the metropolis at a time of constant flux and transition.

Sites and Duration:

Selected works will be projected and displayed in public spaces in different parts of Metro Manila where there is a massive flow of human traffic. Possible sites defined by law as “public place” include: “any highway, boulevard, avenue, road, street, bridge or other thoroughfare, park, plaza, square, and/or any open space of public ownership where the people are allowed access.” Each exhibition will run anywhere from a few hours to a week. The first phase of the traveling exhibition will run from October to December 2015. An accompanying zine featuring the works of the artists will also be published.

About The Multiple eXposure Project:

The Multiple eXposure Project is a multimedia, multi/trans/inter-disciplinary artistic practice and research-based initiative that explores the many layers of image-making, participatory photography, visual ethnography, and performative encounter(s) between the image and the spectator; the subject and the viewer.

Photocontest for the British Humanist Association. Deadline: October 15, 2015.

The 2015 Happiness Photography Competition is now open for entries.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Happy Human symbol, the British Humanist Associationis launching a photography competition on the theme of ‘Happiness’.

Join us in promoting and celebrating happiness amongst all people by entering the 2015 Happiness Photography Competition. The celebration of happiness and sharing what it means to us is one small way in which we can build mutual understanding and identify common ground amongst people of differing backgrounds.

The competition is open to everyone in the UK and the Channel Islands, and is free to enter.

You can enter in one of the following categories:

  • Ages 11 and under*
  • Ages 12-16*
  • Ages 17-18 (including college photography students)
  • Over-18s (excluding university photography students and professional photographers)
  • University photography students
  • Professional photographers

The winner of each category will receive a £300 voucher to an online photography store.

All winners and runners up will have their photographs exhibited for one week at a central London gallery in November.

*if under 16 you must include written consent from a parent or guardian to enter. Proof of eligibility may be requested at a later date.

Learn more at: https://humanism.org.uk/happiness2015/