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Open Portfolio 2016 for Works On Paper (Bilbao, Spain). Deadline: Aug. 22, 2016

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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.
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.

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
• 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.

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:

• 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
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.

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.

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%
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.

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.

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.
For further information you can visit our website:

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.



Guggenheim Museum(s) Fellowship. Deadline: May 1, 2013

Hilla Rebay International Fellowship at three Guggenheim Museums

Begun in 2001, this multi-site, ten-month fellowship offers an opportunity for a graduate student (doctoral candidates preferred) to train in the Curatorial Departments at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. The fellow will spend a minimum of three months at each site as follows (approximate dates):

September 15–December 15: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
January 15–April 15: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
May 15–July 15: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

The fellowship offers exposure to the unique operational structure of the multinational museum, as well as practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the curatorial field. Each fellow receives funding of $30,000 (subject to taxes). The fellowship is made possible with generous support from The Hilla von Rebay Foundation.

MA/MPhil (doctoral candidates preferred) in art history or related academic fields. Candidates must have fluency in spoken and written English, Spanish, and Italian.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all universities attended—including language certificates if applicable
  • Writing sample (10 pages)—an academic paper or excerpt from a thesis or dissertation preferred
  • List of relevant coursework

Applications may be sent by e-mail to jyee@guggenheim.org. No other forms of submission will be considered. Transcripts may be sent via postal mail to:

Jennifer Yee
Education Associate — Adult and Academic Programs
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10128-0173

The deadline for application is May 1 each year and applicants will be notified of the result of their application in late July.

More information here.

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