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Smack Mellon Call for emerging curators. Deadline: Sept. 1, 2016

Proposals are accepted annually from Emerging Curators for the Emerging Artists Summer Exhibition. The Emerging Artists Summer Exhibition will be curated by a selected Emerging Curator and will be made up of Emerging Artists. An Emerging Curator is defined as an independent curator who is beginning their career as a curator. Proposal must show history of at least 3 prior curatorial projects successfully presented to a public audience.

The selected curator’s exhibition theme will be announced in the open call process for the emerging artists program. The theme should be relevant to political, social or environmental issues. Curators must select 50% of their artists from the pool of emerging artists. The exhibitions must include at least 60% women artists, as part of Smack Mellon’s mission to support women artists.

Smack Mellon provides curators a stipend and a budget for artists’ stipends. The curator is encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space in order to tailor their proposal to the space.

Smack Mellon can provide audio and visual equipment such as projectors and flat screen monitors as well as technical support for installing complex projects.

The curator should realize that we expect a hands-on approach at the gallery. The curator is expected to be in NYC to review all submissions. The curator is expected to be at the gallery throughout the installation and the curator and artists involved in the exhibition are responsible for the execution and installation of the artwork. The curator should clarify to all artists when invited to participate that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. Smack Mellon does not have a full time staff of preparators. Smack Mellon will hire an installer for 2 days to help with general installation. Smack Mellon gallery staff can assist in installation of work requiring a lift or special mounting. Our gallery staff may also assist artists with installation of other complicated projects but will not be involved in helping the artist to build their work on site. Our technical staff will install all of the equipment (projectors, monitors etc.) belonging to Smack Mellon. It will be the artist’s responsibility to install and maintain any equipment that belongs to the artist.

Specifics about the installation of artwork and about the equipment that Smack Mellon is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted as a proposal under consideration.

Curators do not have to propose a completed show but must submit the following:


1. Documentation of past exhibitions
(Up to 20 still images and/or a maximum of 3 three-minute videos of past exhibitions.)

2. Resume

3. Curator’s Statement about past exhibitions

4. Curatorial Proposal for new exhibition
(A list of artists under consideration can also be included.)

5. Work Samples
(Curators should also include images of the artists’ work to be included in the exhibition. If new work will be created for the exhibition, send images of their past work. A maximum of 20 still images can be submitted. )




(You are not required to finish your application in one session.)


ISE NY Grant. Deadline: September 30th., 2015


ISE Cultural Foundation NY has focused on supporting curators and artists who seek the opportunity for an innovative, contemporary art exhibition for more than 30 years by providing gallery space in New York City. This new ISE NY Grant Program is made to help curators and artists all over the world, who are planning to archive an ambitious exhibition wherever it will be.

Application Qualification

  • This is a grant for an exhibition, which is already scheduled.
  • There is NO limit to applicant’s race, nationality, age and the place they currently live in as well as the place where the exhibition occurs.
  • Either curator(s) or artist(s) who have a specific exhibition plan can apply.
  • Applicants must be the creators who can talk about the artistic concept of the exhibition and its’ artwork. Organizations such as museums, galleries and schools cannot apply for this grant.

Grant Amount

Maximum 5,000 US dollars per Exhibition

*The amount will be determined by each exhibition’s scale and content among other factors.

*If the grantee is outside of the US, the grant amount sent will be determined by the currency exchange rate when the grant is issued.

Applicable Exhibition Period

January 1st, 2016 ~ June 30th, 2016

*Only exhibitions during this period will be considered.

*If the exhibition’s starting time is within the date above, the closing date can be later than June 30th, 2016.


  • Application deadline: September 30th, 2015
  • Notification of the results: Each applicant will be notified the results by the end of October 2015 via email.
  • Grant issuing: After the exhibition ends. Within 2 weeks of the final day of the exhibition, the grantee has to send all the necessary reports to ISE Cultural Foundation NY. Within 10 days after receiving the report, the total amount of the grant will be issued.

Note to Grantees

  • ISE Cultural Foundation NY asks each grantee to submit images of the exhibition within 1 week after the starting date of the exhibition.
  • On ISE NY’s website, ISE Cultural Foundation NY will disclose the grantee’s name, name of the exhibiting artists, exhibition title and venue as well as the images submitted, it will also include any relevant promotional material.
  • Grantee must clearly indicate that the exhibition is supported by ISE Cultural Foundation NY on their promotional tools such as printing materials and website.
  • In case any changes happen to the exhibition’s content, date and venue after grantee is determined, the grantee has to notify changes to ISE Cultural Foundation NY ASAP. If the content of the exhibition is significantly different from the original plan, it may cause a revision of the grant amount or cancellation of the grant itself.

How to Apply
Please submit the followings by either email or regular mail. Applicant can only choose one method of submission and cannot combine email and regular mail.

For more information about application form, grant proposal, submission and other application requirements, please check here.


Please contact:

ISE Cultural Foundation NY,
315 West 33rd Street, Suite 9D,
New York, NY 10001 USA
Phone: 212-925-1649
Email: ise@iseny.org


Video Art Night in Berlin and NYC. Deadline: June 1, 2015.

Under the Subway Video Art Night
Fifth edition 2015, NYC – Berlin

Under the Subway Video Art Night is an event focused exclusively to video art with the projections on the walls of the streets or in art spaces in New York City and this edition in Berlin the same day also. In the last four editions were showed the works of over 200 artist from all over the world.

I’m Antonio Ortuño. I’m the organizer and the curator of UNDER THE SUBWAY VIDEO ART NIGHT. I’m very excited to announce the Open Call for Video Art in their fifth edition, 2015. This fifth edition Under the Subway goes global and will be presenting the video art night in NYC in The ANNEX Art Social Space (Williamsburg, Brooklyn) and in Berlin in collaboration with Pop Up Kino 5 in the Project Space Kleiner Salon the same day, June 20.

Terms and Conditions apply

Saturday: June 20. 2015. NYC & Berlin.
Deadline apply: June 1st. 2015.

ArtSlant Prize 2015. Deadline: Feb. 10, 2015

Calling Artists Worldwide: ArtSlant Prize 2015
The ArtSlant Prize 2015 Round 1 is open from January 27th through February 10th.

The ArtSlant Prize, now in its 7th year, is given to emerging and mid-career artists that exhibit great potential and commitment to their artistic practice and whose work helps advance contemporary aesthetic, conceptual, and political discourses.
To submit your work, please visit: http://www.artslant.com/ny/articles/show/41750


THE FENCE 2014 – outdoor photographic exhibition. Deadline: April 9, 2014

Vilém Flusser Residency in Berlin. Deadline: Dec. 1, 2013

transmediale – Vilém Flusser Residency Programme for Artistic Research


We ‘know’ that there is nothing wonderful about the world, or about ourselves, (…) and still we produce wonder after wonder. Perhaps (…) what science is really about is not to explain wonders, but to create them. /Vilém Flusser/

We are calling upon artistic research to actively explore the capabilities and limitations of transdisciplinary and transmedial situations in contemporary culture and thus to understand artistic research as exploring the links between aesthetics, materiality, and politics.

The Vilém Flusser Residency Programme for Artistic Research supports projects and activities which are simultaneously conceptual and practice-based. The programme is geared towards the initiation of new research or to the further development of existing projects.

For Vilém Flusser, theory and praxis are intrinsically tied to each other. His nomadic thinking was shaped by a philosophy of positions, experimental testing of different ways of thinking and the linking of different disciplines and methodologies played a significant role in his work. Not the search for the truth but rather the playing around with the aesthetic constitution of truth characterised his thinking, often developed in dialogue with others. A fundamental principle of his philosophy is the dialogue between the disciplines, points of view, and methodologies. Knowledge production as a dialogue between different standpoints, such as between science and art, laboratory and applied research, old and new media, local and global forms of organisation, is therefore the guiding principle for the concept of artistic research, which is supported by the Vilém Flusser Residency Programme for Artistic Research.

This is not a production grant. During the period of residency at least one workshop and public presentation is expected from the selected resident. But there is no pressure to present finished works. Where applicable, the support of publications, exhibitions, interventions and other results of the residency may be negotiated on a project-to-project basis. Special priority will be given to young and/or emerging artist-researchers.

The period of residency is three months: from 1 May till 31 July 2014. The applicant selected by the jury will have the opportunity to further develop the submitted project during the time of the residency. The programme includes:
# travel costs to Berlin
# stipend of 3000 EUR (1000 EUR per month)
# workspace in the _vilém_flusser_archive at the University of Arts (UdK) in Berlin.

Depending on the project, collaborations with classes and studios can be arranged at the UdK Institute for time based media and other UdK institutions.

For more information: http://www.transmediale.de/content/call-for-entry-vil-m-flusser-residency-programme-for-artistic-research

This information was found on the very useful site Residency Unlimited, whose director, Nathalie Anglés, used to run the FOUNDATION LOCATION ONE in NY for many years. Highly recommended resource for finding YOUR residency.


ArtsLink Residencies for Visual & Media Arts in NY. Deadline: Oct. 15, 2013

ArtsLink Residencies for Visual & Media Arts
ArtsLink Residencies and Independent Projects
ArtsLink Residencies offers artists and arts managers from eligible overseas countries a five-week residency at an established, non-profit arts organization in the US. The program is designed to create opportunities for artists and communities across the US to share artistic practices with artists and arts managers from abroad and engage in dialogue that advances understanding across cultures.The residencies will take place in fall 2014.

Eligibility: contemporary artists and arts managers working in performing arts and literature. Applicants must be citizens of, and currently reside in, an eligible country. There are no age limitations. Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of English to function independently while in the US.

Undergraduate students, amateurs and research scholars are not eligible. Arts managers must be affiliated with an arts organization in the non-commercial sector.

CEC ArtsLink promotes international communication and understanding through collaborative, innovative arts projects for mutual benefit. It supports and produces programs that encourage the exchange of visual and performing artists and cultural managers in the United States and 32 countries overseas. As an international organization, it believes that the arts are a society´s most deliberate and complex means of communication and that the work of artists and arts administrators can help nations overcome long histories of reciprocal distrust, insularity and conflict.

Deadline: 15/10/13
CEC ArtsLink, New York
291 Broadway, 12th Floor
NY 10007 New York
phone: 212 643 1985 (int. 22)