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innovAiR Call for Residency on Malta. Deadline: July 31, 2019


The Valletta Cultural Agency sustains and strengthens the capital city’s vibrant cultural life through the creation of an annual programme of creative events developed in collaboration with artists and other Public Cultural Organisations.  A legacy of the Valletta 2018 Foundation, the VCA upholds standards of excellence in the coordination and organization of artistic and cultural events in the city.  The Agency also aims to collaborate with the next generation of artists, creatives and cultural practitioners whilst working towards developing greater participation by communities and developing new audiences.

Established in March 2019, the VCA is building its cultural programme on 5 core values, which are:

ABILITY Explore and contribute towards liveability, accessibility and sustainability within Valletta for residents, workers and visitors alike through art and culture, with a focus on the protection, rediscovery and enhancement of common spaces by encouraging users to requalify and reimagine their use.
TRANS/FORM Rethink contemporary and collective identities through transformative experiences and collaborations, turning individuals and communities from audiences into active participants.
DIalogue Chart needs and wants through dialogue and debate that would, in turn, offer a map into potential futures and a better understanding of current realities from the eyes of a varied public.
INNOVATE Develop and implement innovative artistic and creative initiatives that experiment with new practices, technologies, space-time correlations, with a solid grounding in research and documentation.
INHERIT Value and support local traditions as an important part of the contemporary social fabric and as a platform and inspiration for artistic and creative initiatives.


The Valletta Cultural Agency is seeking artistic proposals from local and international artist/s to participate in a residency programme, working with local communities and/or local artists and organisations, centred around one or more values of the Agency. At the end of the residency, the artist/s will present the work through a public sharing as part of the VCA’s 2019 Cultural Programme.


Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2019




The innovAiR Programme was created to contribute to and enrich the national creative context, with Valletta as both motivator and beneficiary.  Within the boundaries of the city, the residency will foster collaboration and networking between the artist/s and the communities of artists, residents, workers and more; whilst encouraging sharing and the re-invention of different spaces and environments.




There will be two residency periods:

  1. 1stto 15thNovember 2019.
  2. 22ndNovember to 6thDecember 2019.




  • Networking: support to integrate into the local context and assistance in establishing artistic and professional connections that best support your work and career. This may also include in assistance with weaving together various disciplines, backgrounds and interests to serve as sources of inspiration.
  • Accommodation: a self-catering fully furnished private room within a communal apartment with well-equipped shared kitchen and bathroom, bed sheets, towels and WIFI connection. Accommodation for an additional member of the family may be requested, but may come at a cost for the artist.
  • Studio Space: a working space that is suitable for the nature of the project may be provided upon request.
  • Travel: economy flights to and from the country of residence and airport transfers from the airport to the accommodation in Malta. Flights for any accompanying family members will not be covered by the Agency.
  • Production support: The Agency may be able to provide material for the project, depending on the material requested and up to a maximum cost of €400, provided that a detailed list is included in the proposal. This may consist of consumable material or equipment that can be rented/provided by the Agency. Logistical support for the final presentation will be provided, if required.




  • Insurance: travel, personal, health and personal equipment insurance is the artist/s’ responsibility.
  • Visa Arrangements: non-EU Artists will have to secure any Visas and documents required for travelling to, and staying in, Malta for the duration of the residency.
  • Fees: artist fees or allowances.
  • Cleaning services: cleaning arrangements are not provided since the accommodation is self-catering.





A cultural, administrative and commercial hub, Valletta is the capital city of Malta and is itself an entire UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our city is an open-air museum – adorned with Baroque, British and modern architecture – that houses around 5,000 residents, many businesses and institutions. Traditions are deeply rooted in its heart, against the backdrop of everchanging contemporary communities, cultures and identities.


A peninsula between two harbours, the city is well connected by water taxis and ferries, and is also a public transport hub. Valletta is also home to the National Library, Parliament, various exhibition sites and performance venues. Packed with a vibrant cultural calendar, the city hosts several prominent festivals and events.




We’re interested in artists in the following disciplines…


  • Animation, illustration and design
  • Art theory, curatorial practice
  • Film
  • Literature and literary translation
  • Music (including composition)
  • New media
  • Photography


*Since the residency will be located in a residential area, the proposals submitted need to be sensitive towards the neighbouring communities in terms of sound.


Who can apply?


  • Artists that have reached 18 years of age at the time of the application;
  • Individual artists or groups of up to two artists working together;
  • Have an artistic concept/idea to develop within the Maltese context with local communities and/or artists and/or other entities;
  • Be able to communicate adequately in English.


What your proposal should include…


Applicants should send the following material as a pdf via email on opencalls@vca.gov.mt, with “innovAiR” as the subject of the email.


  • A project description which clearly states the discipline and elaborates the residency goals and the work to be created during the residency, including:


  • timeline of actions
  • list of materials, if required
  • Format and description of the final public sharing (e.g. presentation, lecture, performance, screening, exhibition, etc.)
  • any other document supporting the artistic proposal


  • Copy of Artist’s ID Card or passport;
  • Artist professional CV and a short Bio;
  • A portfolio of related works (Visual artists: images or video links; Performing artists: a synopsis of previous works, video links and reviews; Literature: a list of publications and professional acknowledgements);
  • State which residency period is preferred;
  • State if and what kind of entry requirements will be necessary in order to be able to travel to Malta and stay in the country during the residency;
  • State whether a family member will be joining;
  • State if the residency project is getting any third-parties funds, if yes, please indicate the name(s) of the funding partner(s) within your proposal.


For any queries, please send us an email on opencalls@vca.gov.mtby 27th June 2019.




We are looking for proposals that respond to the one or more of the values of the Agency’s Cultural Programme. Priority will be given to applications which are:


  • Innovative
  • Engaging and collaborative, to involve local communities, cultures and artists
  • Interactive and participatory, to turn audiences into participating publics




  • Candidates must submit all the requested materials in the Application Section of this Call to be considered eligible.
  • As this is a competitive process, the proposals received will be evaluated by a specifically-appointed panel according to the timeframes indicated below.
  • In case of third-party funding for the residency, candidates should indicate the name(s) of the funding partner(s).




  • Call opens on 27thMay 2019.
  • Call closes on 30thJune 2019.
  • Call will be evaluated in the second week of July 2019.
  • The selected applicant/s will be notified by no later than 14thJuly 2019.
  • Residency dates:
    1st to 15th November 2019 and 22nd November to 6th December 2019.

Call for Submissions: Journal for Artistic Research (JAR). Deadline: Sept. 6, 2018.

JAR invites submissions from all fields and disciplines in which artistic research may be relevant, including areas that are not usually conceived of as artistic. We welcome submissions from practitioners with or without academic affiliations. JAR’s format for publishing artistic research, the exposition, invites authors to combine text, image, film, and audio material on expandable web pages, challenging the dominance of writing in traditional academic research. Submissions in multiple languages are accepted, if accompanied by an English translation, which will act as master version. Multilingual expositions are also welcome as long as translations are provided.
The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an international, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal that disseminates artistic research from all disciplines. JAR invites the ever-increasing number of artistic researchers to develop what for the sciences and humanities are standard academic publication procedures. It serves as a meeting point of diverse practices and methodologies in a field that has become a worldwide movement with many local activities. JAR provides a digital platform where multiple methods, media and articulations may function together to generate insights in artistic research endeavours. It seeks to promote expositions of practice as research. In JAR artistic research is viewed as a developing field where research and art are positioned as mutually influential. Recognising that the field is ever developing and expanding, JAR remains open to continued re-articulations of its publishing criteria.

The JAR Network further facilitates exchange among the artistic research community. This part of the site is an extension of JAR rather than part of the peer reviewed journal. In the Network we publish writing that actively responds to issues in the field, allowing JAR to give focus to developments and make public some of the important discussions that artistic researchers have in their own local contexts.

For submissions information, and advice on whether your research is suitable for JAR, contact the Managing Editor, using the web contact form.

Submission Requirements

JAR works with an international editorial board and a large panel of peer-reviewers. Editor in Chief: Michael Schwab – Peer Review Editor: Julian Klein. Editorial Board: Alex Arteaga, Annette Arlander, Lucia D’Errico, Barnaby Drabble, Mika Elo, Azadeh Fatehrad, Yara Guasque, Julian Klein and Mareli Stolp.

JAR is published by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR), an independent, non-profit association. You can support JAR by becoming an individual or institutional member of SAR. More information can be found here.

Call for Entries: Plastic Camera Show. Deadline: Jan. 10, 2015

8th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show

It’s that time of year again! RayKo’s plastic camera competition is open to artists working with plastic cameras with plastic lenses. The more obsolete, flawed, and lo-tech, the better. Images should be taken with cameras with limited controls, such as, but not limited to Diana, Holga, Lubitel, Lomo, Banner, and Ansco cameras. Beautiful prints from less-than-gorgeous cameras – that’s what we’re looking for!  This is RayKo’s largest exhibition of the year with artists from all over the globe submitting work! We’re excited to see this year’s entries! Long live film!

Best of Show – $400 cash prize and 4 Honorable mention juror awards

Ann Jastrab is currently the Gallery Director at RayKo Photo Center. The RayKo Gallery offers over 1600 square feet of exhibition space and presents eight to ten shows annually featuring many nationally recognized artists.  Ann regularly participates as a juror and reviewer for a multitude of organizations:  the Seoul International Photo Festival, GuatePhoto, Fotofest, Photolucida, Review Santa Fe, Review LA, PhotoAlliance, Palm Springs Photo Festival, SPE, Filter, Medium, the Center for Fine Art Photography, the SFAC, the Academy of Art in SF, Artspan, SFAI, Click646, and Critical Mass. She has also been teaching at the Maine Photographic Workshops (now Maine Media Workshops) since 1994.

ENTRY GUIDELINES – Deadline for Submissions: January 10th, 2015


Submission page: http://raykophotocenter.com/call-for-entry-b/

Training grants for film and TV professionals, Berlin. Deadline: Nov. 20, 2013

IPKOW PROGRAMM for film and television professionals, Berlin

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

The NIPKOW PROGRAMM awards grants for 1-4 months (with occasional extensions)
(1,500 Euros monthly)

Place and Time
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/

fullframe. Experimental film screening, Vienna. Deadline: Nov. 30, 2013

fullframe 2014

Experimental – und Avantguardfilmscreening, Vienna, Austria

January 22nd 2014, mumok Vienna – Austria 

Deadline: 30 November 2013
Application fee: none
Only works by the author/creator may be tendered. It is possible to tender more than one work. For every work use a separate entry form. Requested are current tenders (not older than 2011) which are current and gain quality by being presented at the mumok cinema, Vienna.

The selection will be proceded by the fullframe association and will cover worldwide productions and various formats and media, which have been produced from 2011 onwards, respectively in exceptional cases unseen elder works.

We have a special interest in artistic solutions, which are technically experimental or in some way ground-breaking.
fullframe (together with the mumok cinema team) selects from the tendered works and will arrange a program. The author cannot claim his work to be shown.
The selected works respectively artists will be announced on the website. Because of organizational reasons there won’t be a rejection letter. We hope for your understanding.

The tendering artists will be included in the fullframe Newsletter-distributor.

For tendering:
Link to the video and filled out entry form.

The definite selection of participants will be made by the fullframe association together with the mumok cinema team and in mid december the participants will be announced on the website.

Tenders to:

Entry form:

Call for Papers, Conference on Post-medium Condition of Moving Image (Japan). Deadline: May 17, 2013

Post-medium Condition of Moving Image
Osaka, Kansai University, June 29 – 30, 2013
Deadline: May 17, 2013

The Program Committee of the Association for Studies of Culture and
Representation invites proposal submissions for an interdisciplinary
panel titled “Post-medium Conditions of Moving Image.” The panel will
be held at the 8th Annual Meeting on June 29–30, 2013 at Kansai
University, Osaka, Japan. Submissions must be 20-minute presentations
that cover the theoretical and historical issues of moving image from
various disciplines and methodologies.

In A Voyage on the North Sea: Art in the Age of Post-medium Condition
(1999) and other writings, Rosalind Krauss proposed the idea of
“post-medium condition” in order to describe a series of artworks after
modernism that seek to reinvent medium in their own new ways. Although
Krauss’ critical interest lies in seeking for alternative critical
terminology against Clement Greenberg’s understanding of modernism as a
tendency toward medium specificity, the idea of “post-medium” can have
a broader scope than that of her own intention. Especially, it is
helpful to rethink the current state of moving image, now that the
medium of moving image cannot be attributed to a specific technological
condition; this is clear when considering the current state of
so-called “film,” which is not about the celluloid film as its material
support. As such, we invite contributions that address this post-medium
condition of moving image: its diverse variety of medium, from YouTube
and smartphone screen to 3D movie and gigantic urban screens; its
simultaneous complicated technology and cheap availability; and also
the counterpart of this social diffusion of moving image in practices
of contemporary art and other cultural representations.

While our interest lies in the contemporary situation and discourses of
moving image, we welcome a wide range of topics across media, genres,
historical periods and geographical locations in order to produce a
locus for critical dialogue. Possible topics include but are not
limited to:

Immersive experience and sensory dimension of moving image
Archive and conservation of moving image
Historical background in the 19th century
Video art, media art and wide use of moving image in contemporary art
Meta-narrative expression of post-medium conditions in film and
other narrative-based genres
Moving image in performing arts and other genres of cultural
Tension between still and moving images
Confrontation between cinema and photography
Moving image in cityscape
Amateur practices of moving image
Surveillance and moving images
Possibility of theorization from practices in Japan and other Asian

Please submit your proposal by email to conference@repre.org
Your submission email should include the following:

1) Your name
2) The title of your paper
3) A 200–250 word abstract
4) Your institutional affiliation and position
5) A brief Bio (limited to 50 words)
6) Your contact information (email address, phone number and physical

The deadline for proposal submissions is May 17, 2013.

About the Conference:

As part of the 8th Annual Meeting, we will hold a symposium on
contemporary art and moving image. The symposium will include Akira
Mizuta Lippit, Sakamoto Hirofumi and Takehisa Yu as featured speakers.
For updated informations, please visit our website:


For further information about the Association, please visit the below
(English) http://www.repre.org/association/english/
(Japanese) http://www.repre.org/association/about/
For information on past symposiums, events and panels, please see:
(Japanese) http://www.repre.org/conventions/

The presenter must be a member of the Association for Studies of
Culture and Representation. There is no conference registration fee for
Association members. For more information about the general membership
procedure for those based in Japan, please see:
(English) http://www.repre.org/association/english/

If you have any further questions, please email us at:

Call for Entries. MEDIA ART FESTIVAL OSNABRUECK. Deadline: Dec. 5, 2011

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April 18 – 22, 2012 Festival
April 18 – May 27, 2012 Exhibition
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films, videos, installation- and performance projects or expanded
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