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APPLICATIONS FOR ART PROJECT GRANTS 2013. Deadline: Nov. 27, 2012.


FUNDACIÓN BILBAO BIZKAIA KUTXA, BBK, seeking to promote actions to help
young creative artists, is working with FUNDACIÓN BILBAO ARTE FUNDAZIOA in
issuing this call for applications for art project grants.
The idea is to provide  material and  financial  aid, as well as assistance  for the
production of  artistic  projects.  This call seeks to encourage the production of art and
the development of proposals in all individual and group artistic disciplines, on th e
understanding that the projects funded must be undertaken in 2013.
Anyone who leaves the venue or fails to use it for the purpose for which it is seconded
will accept the resolution the Foundation could take, and it will be unquestionable.
As an international call, anyone who is interested can apply. The applicant must
provide its experience and capacity to mark the end of the proposed project.
During the development of the project, the artist is supposed to live  in the area  around
The projects will be selected by a jury designated for that specific purpose. The names
of the jury members will be posted on the Fundación Bilbao Arte website before  one
week before the deadline.
Fundación Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa will provide funding to meet expenses approved in
advance by the jury to cover the material requirements specified for those projects.
Two time-frames are envisaged for grant-funded projects:
E.  six months (a choice of January-June or July-December)
F.  twelve months as from January 2012.



These grants provide financial aid plus the temporary use of a venue at Fundación
Bilbao Arte for projects that can justify their need of a studio.
The artists selected to use these venues will have at their disposal the full infrastructure
of the various production workshops at the centre.
The secondment of a venue entails its continued use throughout the approved term of
the project. Anyone who leaves the venue or fails to use it for the purpose for which it is
seconded will be considered to have given it up, and by extension to have given up the
right to use the materials funded by Fundación Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa, and will be
required to refund the value of any materials already received at the time when they
cease to use the venue.
A maximum of 10 grants of this type will be available, in the amount of no more than €
4000 each for 12-month projects and € 2000 for 6-month projects, plus the temporary
use of a studio.


These grants cover the production of projects that require the temporary use of one or
more of the workshops at Fundación Bilbao Arte, i.e. engraving and screen printing,
new technologies, sculpture, photography and the film stage.
The artists selected to receive Production  Grants will have at their disposal the full
infrastructure of the various production workshops at the centre, plus advice and co -ordination when necessary from the master artists at the shops.
Artists awarded  Production  Grants are expected to attend the facilities of the
foundation regularly, and to take an active part in any collective projects that may be
promoted by Fundación Bilbao Arte.
A maximum of 10 grants of this type will be available, in the amount of  no more than €
4000 each for 12-month projects and € 2000 for 6-month projects.


Artists awarded grants of this type undertake to work as assistants at the production
workshops under the guidance and direction of the various master artists for four hours
per day, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week.
They will be expected to develop their own projects concurrently with their co-operation
Applicants should provide an outline of their curriculum, and indicate the specialist field
in which they are interested: new technologies, sculpture, engraving or communication.
A maximum of four grants of this type will be awarded, in the amount of € 5.500 each,
covering a single 11-month term from February 1 to December 31, 2013. The grant will
be paid in monthly instalments of € 500.
Failure to attend the centre or abide by these regulations will be grounds for automatic
cancellation of the grant.


Regardless of which of the three foregoing types of grant are applied for, Fundación
Bilbao Arte may also offer applicants the chance to request  a maximum of 8
accommodation/ residence grants  entitling recipients to share a residence with other
Bilbao Arte artists during the term of their projects.
Rent and current  expenses (insurances, water, electricity,wi-fi…), with an estimated
cost of €200 / month will be included in the budget the applicants must provide
regardless the type of grant they are interested in.
Applicants who wish to request this grant should explain their reasons for doing so in
an appendix to their application. Due to the limited places, the jury will attend items like
needs or distance.


1.  Applicants for any type of grant should provide a dossier on the project to be
carried out, including this items:
A.  Brief description of the project (up to 30 lines long).
B.  Images, outlines or sketches related with the proposed project.
C.  Curriculum vitae (for group applications it is recommended that individual CVs
for all members be submitted).
2.  A detailed breakdown  (taxes included)  of all expected expenditure on
consumables for the project. (Items excluded: purchases of equipment for more
than 15% ot the total grant,  travel  expenses  o per diem allowances). Applicant
for residence grant must include the fees described in D. in the total.
3.  Additional graphic material such as brochures, sketches and images as
considered appropriate to help understand the project.
One copy of all the documents required under points one and two above must be
submitted typewritten on size A4 paper and another in PDF format on a CD.
The documentation required under point 3 need not be submitted in PDF form.


The jury that will consider grants for secondment of venues and Workshop Grants will
comprise three renowned specialists from the world of creative art, education, criticism
and artistic management. Their decision is final.
The jury that will consider applications for co-operation and residence grants will
comprise members of the management team of Fundación Bilbao Arte.  Their decision
is final.


Applications for all types of grant may be submitted from the date of disclosure of these
rules and regulations up to November 27, 2012.
In the case of applications submitted by mail, compliance with this deadline will be
judged by the date of the postmark.

Website: http://bilbaoarte.org/?p=1058006&lang=en


Festival of Regions 2013: Call for Submissions. Deadline: May 16, 2012

Festival of Regions 2013: Call for Project Submissions

——- German Version below ———-


Digging Up

7–16 June 2013

Project submission deadline: 16 May 2012

Venue: Eferding (Austria)


The Festival of Regions has been exploring and conquering a region or a town in Upper Austria every two years since 1993. Far from the metropolises and cultural centres, a program with contemporary art and culture is designed and communicated to all the residents of a chosen region. Apart from regional, national and international participation by creative artistic and cultural agents, collaboration with local associations, institutions and individuals is sought to anchor the festival in the area and thus leave behind traces that are as deep and distinct as can be. Apart from reinforcing and furthering regional initiatives in the cultural sector, raising awareness of cultural developments is one of the festival’s aims in combination with the aspects of communication, open dialogue and interconnecting everyday culture and art.

The festival venue of Eferding is known principally as a commercial vegetable growing area, especially as a supplier of mini-gherkins that are harvested by the legendary ‘gherkin flyers.’ It is less well-known that Eferding, founded in 1222, is the third oldest town in Austria and can look back on an eventful history that stretches from the Nibelung saga via the peasant uprisings up to the dominant royal house of the Starhembergers. This time we will be engaging with a conservative, good middle-class town. As always at the Festival of Regions, the public domain will serve as both a space for artistic action and a hospitable meeting place. There is a variety of interior spaces in the town available for performances and installations. From the centre the festival program can expand into the nearby environs.

Digging Up is the motto for the Eferding Festival of Regions. On the one hand, this suits the agricultural character of the place, and on the other, digging up can also bring to the light of day things that have been hidden and covered up. In any case, things first have to be dug up if something new is to grow, if new fruits are to be harvested. The motto is therefore a metaphor for planting today’s art and culture, whereby rare plants and blossoms are hoped for in all possible mutations and variations.

Call for submissions
Project proposals are invited from all artistic areas and genres. In an atmosphere of openness, projects with local specificity will be given preference nonetheless, along with endeavours that engage with the town’s social history and draw in as many strata of the population and individual positive forces as possible, for which role we will gladly function as mediator. Connotations with the festival motto of Digging Up will also be considered. However, please do not submit already-made projects without any connection to the festival’s location or theme.

Submissions in German or English with a maximum of seven pages. Deadline for submissions is 16 May 2012 (postmark) by normal mail or by e-mail as a Word or PDF file to the Festival of Regions, Marktplatz 12, 4100 Ottensheim / Austria; einreichung@fdr.at, Telephone +43 (0)7234 – 85285, www.fdr.at


—– Deutsche Version ———

Einladung zur Projekteinreichung für das FESTIVAL DER REGIONEN 2013 / UMGRABEN

Das Festival der Regionen erkundet und erobert seit 1993 alle zwei Jahre eine Region oder einen Ort in Oberösterreich. Abseits der Metropolen und kulturellen Zentren wird ein Programm mit zeitgenössischer Kunst und Kultur als Angebot für die Bewohnerinnen und Bewohner der jeweiligen Region gestaltet und vermittelt. Neben regionaler, überregionaler und internationaler Beteiligung von Kunst- und Kulturschaffenden werden Kooperationen mit lokalen Vereinen, Institutionen und einzelnen guten Kräften angestrebt, um das Festival im Ort zu verankern und möglichst deutliche Spuren zu hinterlassen.

Neben der Stärkung und Förderung regionaler Initiativen im Feld der Kulturarbeit gehört die Sensibilisierung für aktuelle künstlerische Entwicklungen zu den Zielen des Festivals, mit den Aspekten der Vermittlung, des offenen Dialoges und der Verbindung von Alltagskultur und Kunst. Vor allem aber soll ein großes Fest der Künste gefeiert werden, bei dem die Komponenten Humor, inhaltliche Schärfe, künstlerische Substanz und kulturelles Zusammenleben die Würze ergeben.

Der Festivalort Eferding ist vor allem als Anbaugebiet für Gemüse weithin bekannt, u.a. für die Minigurken, die von den legendären „Gurkerlfliegern“ geerntet werden. Weniger bekannt ist, dass Eferding seit 1222 die drittälteste Stadt Österreichs ist und auf eine bewegte Geschichte zurückblickt, die sich von der Nibelungensage über die Bauernaufstände bis hin zum dominanten Fürstengeschlecht der Starhemberger erstreckt. Diesmal haben wir es mit einer konservativen gutbürgerlichen Stadt in bäuerlicher Umgebung zu tun. Das musikalische Leben ist vielfältig präsent, von anderen Formen zeitgenössischer Kunst ist wenig spürbar.

3.768 Menschen leben in der Stadt, 31.700 zählt der Bezirk. Wie immer beim Festival der Regionen fungiert der öffentliche Raum als künstlerischer Aktionsraum und gastlicher Anlaufpunkt. Für Performances und Installationen stehen vielfältige Innenräume in der Stadt zur Verfügung. Vom Zentrum aus kann das Festival in die nähere Umgebung expandieren. Und wie gewohnt bemühen wir uns, die guten Kräfte der Region in künstlerische Prozesse als teilhabende Mitwirkende einzubeziehen. Informationen über den Festivalort: www.eferding.at

Umgraben ist das Motto des Festivals der Regionen in Eferding. Das passt einerseits zur bäuerlichen Struktur, andererseits kann das Umgraben auch Verborgenes und Zugedecktes zutage fördern. Jedenfalls muss zuerst umgegraben werden, wenn etwas Neues wachsen soll, wenn neue Früchte geerntet werden wollen. So ist das Motto als Metapher für die Pflanzung einer aktuellen Kunst und Kultur zu verstehen, wobei durchaus seltsame Gewächse und Blüten in allen möglichen Mutationen erhofft werden.

Ausschreibung Willkommen sind Projektvorschläge aus allen künstlerischen Bereichen und Genres. Bei aller Offenheit werden Vorhaben für ortsspezifische Arbeiten bevorzugt, Ambitionen, die sich mit Gesellschaft und Geschichte der Stadt beschäftigen und möglichst Bevölkerungsgruppen oder einzelne gute Kräfte einbeziehen, wobei wir gerne als Vermittler fungieren. Weit gefasste Beziehungen zum Festival-Motto UMGRABEN werden ebenfalls berücksichtigt. Bitte aber keine fertigen Produktionen ohne Bezüge zum Ort oder zum Thema.

Komponenten der Projektvorschläge Kurze Zusammenfassung des Vorhabens (max. 500 Zeichen) • Beschreibung des Projektes mit möglichst aussagekräftiger Visualisierung in Form von Skizzen, Fotos, Plänen, Vorstellungen zur Vermittlung etc. • Räumlich-situative Anforderung • Selbstdarstellung der Projektverfasser und/oder der Protagonisten • Organisatorische Anforderungen • Zeitplan für die Entwicklung und Umsetzung • Finanzplan • Adresse, Telefonnummern, E-Mail-Adresse, Website • Einreichungen in deutscher oder englischer Sprache: Umfang maximal sieben Seiten • Abgabe bis spätestens 16. Mai 2012 (Poststempel) per Post oder per E-Mail als Word oder PDF-Datei an: Festival der Regionen, Marktplatz 12, 4100 Ottensheim / Österreich; einreichung@fdr.at, Telefon +43 (0)7234 – 85 2 85, www.fdr.at

Auswahlmodus Vorstand und Leitung des Festivals der Regionen unternehmen mit Unterstützung eines unabhängigen, überregional besetzten Programmbeirates eine Vorauswahl. Der künstlerische Leiter gestaltet aus den ausgewählten Projekten das Festivalprogramm. Alle programmatischen Entscheidungen erfolgen unter Ausschluss des Rechtsweges.

Lokalaugenschein Am Freitag, 23. März 2012 lädt das Festival der Regionen nach Eferding und bietet die Möglichkeit, den Ort gemeinsam mit den OrganisatorInnen und mit lokalen VertreterInnen in Augenschein zu nehmen. Treffpunkt: 14:00 Uhr, Stadtplatz. Am Donnerstag, 29. März 2012 findet um 12:30 Uhr ein Gespräch mit Gottfried Hattinger im Kepler Salon Linz statt. Adresse: Rathausgasse 5, 4020 Linz.

Organisation Das Festival der Regionen ist ein unabhängiger Verein, gefördert vom Land Oberösterreich, dem Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, und von der Stadt Linz. Die Ausgabe 2013 wird außerdem unterstützt von der Stadtgemeinde Eferding. / Vereinsvorstand: Susanne Blaimschein, Dagmar Höss und Gerald Priewasser / Künstlerische Leitung: Gottfried Hattinger, Kaufmännische Leitung: Barbara Mitterlehner, Kommunikation: Thomas Kreiseder, Gestaltung: Norbert Artner, Sponsoring: Waltraud Steinlechner

Unrealized Projects Call. Deadline: May 25, 2011

Agency of Unrealized Projects

Unlike unrealized architectural projects, which are frequently exhibited and circulated, unrealized artworks tend to remain unnoticed or little known. But perhaps there is another form of artistic agency in the partial expression, the incomplete idea, the projection of a mere intention? Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) seeks to document and display these works, in this way charting the terrain of a contingent future.

Though the state of being unrealized implies the potential for realization, not all projects are intended to be carried out. In other instances, artists deliberately leave works incomplete, to record very interesting “failures” or experiments. Other planned projects involve consciously utopian, non-utilitarian, and conceptual spaces that were not made available for realization. Whether censored, forgotten, postponed, impossible, or rejected, unrealized projects form a unique testament to the speculative power of non-action.

You are invited to contribute your own unrealized projects to AUP’s growing archive. Contributions can include text (DOC) and image files (two JPEGs or PDFs up to 2MB each), and can be submitted online at http://www.e-flux.com/aup. Please include one paragraph describing your project.

Submission deadline: May 25, 2011

The Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) will be opening a temporary office in Basel this June, comprising of an archive of unrealized art projects. This will present projects collected through this open call and those collated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Guy Tortosa following several years of international research conducted in the late 90s. AUP follows the exhibition of the book project Unbuilt Roads: 107 Unrealized Projects, presented as a public archive at e-flux in 2009.

AUP is a project of e-flux in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery devised by Julieta Aranda, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Peyton-Jones and Anton Vidokle.