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Call for US-based artists working on Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Deadline: April 30, 2016.

This is a quite specialized call for participation, but if you live in the US and have worked on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is for you.


Call for Art
Social change has often been brought about by artists who dare to say what few want to hear. As in many mediums, perspective derives from distance; being far away allows us to look closer, to see. Local artists living within the struggle between Israel and Palestine are often challenged and silenced by one or the other governments or public pressure for their work. Those who try to follow the complexities of the conflict from a distance find that although they have more creative freedom, they are still influenced by mainstream and authoritarian censure of artists’ ideas.
Artists who have created works from outside the space of day-to-day conflict nevertheless remain viscerally connected. Artists far away from the mapped borders may be among the first to finally – tentatively – step over into new territory. Being FAR FROM THE FRONT LINES creates an opportunity for artists’ dialog outside borders. Showing their work to a wider public allows both the audience and the artists themselves to actively promote meaningful change in our minds, where all borders ultimately reside.

Call for Art
Artists that are creating and living in the USA, and are connected to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, are invited to send images in any media* to be considered for inclusion in a group exhibition, in early 2017, at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts ( LCA), Northwest Indiana’s premiere multidisciplinary contemporary art space, conveniently located on the beautiful lakefront of Michigan City, just an hour from Chicago.
Please email 3-5 images 300 DPI, of suggested work to: fan.omanut@gmail.com
Size up to 800 MB, longer side up to 1000 Pixel. Image’s name: “artist_name_01.jpg”
Short artist’s statement up to 250 words and a link to artist’s website. Statement name: “name_bio.jpg”
Last day to submit work April 30, 2016.
All accepted artwork must be sent to the Museum by the artist, who undertakes all costs and responsibilities thereof. All pieces must be sent ready to exhibit.
Local (Chicago area) artists may have their work picked up by the Museum.
* photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media, video, installations. Large installations will considered with some limitations.



Israeli Artist Dorit Jordan Dotan, Guest Curator, has recently relocated to Chicago, where she lives and works. For over 30 years she has actively worked in the areas of peace, coexistence, women’s issues and human rights. A long-time participant in many social change activities, her role as a documentary photographer has brought her photographs and designs to the wider public. Her fine art has been exhibited in New York, Berlin and Jerusalem. Her documentary photographs have focused on coexistence and the human cost of the conflict.

Travel grants and Residencies in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Deadline: September 30, 2011

Press Release
In order to prepare Guimaraes, European Capital of Culture 2012, the Roberto Cimetta Fund and Guimaraes 2012 have opened a new joint Mobility Fund. This Fund supports artistic mobility from Guimaraes to the Euro-Arab region and from the Euro-Arab region to Guimaraes.
The Euro-Mediterranean region is comprised of: the European countries including EEA countries, the countries from the East and South coasts of the Mediterranean: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, the countries of the Balkans: FYROM (Macedonia), Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia, the countries of the Arabian Gulf: (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen).
If you are an artist or cultural operator and you want to travel to Guimaraes, Portugal or from Guimaraes to prepare a collaborative artistic project, take part in a residency, run or attend a workshop, attend a meeting of professionals, a seminar or conference, then you can apply to this Fund to cover your travel and visa costs to and from your destination provided that your travel takes place after the date of the opening of the call ( 1st September 2011).
Priority will be given to applications concerning the following artistic sectors: music, performing arts, cinema, contemporary art,
design and architecture preferably within a “residency” project.
The “RCF/Guimaraes12 Mobility Fund” is run by the RCF. Please note the following general criteria of RCF that apply to this fund.
1) The aim of your trip must directly or indirectly show potential for a constructive and long term impact on the arts sector in the Mediterranean basin. This means that your travel must contribute to your own capacity building, which in turn can be shared in a “networking” fashion that will benefit connecting artists and operators in your own country or region so as to maintain, renew and develop contemporary arts.
2) Your trip must take place AFTER the date of the opening of the call for applications. This implies that you may have to pay for your ticket before the selection date without knowing if your application for a grant has been successful or not.
3) Applicant’s profile
– No nationality or age criteria: Applicant lives or works in the Euro-Arab region.
– Profession: performers, creators, teachers, cultural organisers, administrators, project leaders.
– Financial means: applicants who are unable to find the financial resources themselves.
4) Applications must be made on an individual basis by email to grant@cimettafund.org. Only 3 members of a group can apply for a
grant concerning the same project. A grant holder can only reapply twice. Applicants must choose the cheapest form of transport and can only apply for one international return travel ticket and visa costs (local transport is not reimbursed).
The date of the selection committee is:
1st December 2011 (Deadline for receiving applications: 30/09/2011)
If you want to apply, please visit the Roberto Cimetta Fund’s website and fill in the contact form on the website
http://www.cimettafund.org. The “RCF/Guimaraes2012 application form” will be sent to you.
For more information on the Guimaraes 2012 project, please check the following website http://www.guimaraes2012.pt

Communiqué de Presse
Afin de préparer Guimaraes, capitale européenne de la culture en 2012, le Fonds Roberto Cimetta et Guimaraes 2012 ont ouvert un nouveau fonds de mobilité. Ce fonds soutien la mobilité artistique au départ de Guimaraes vers l’ensemble de la région euroméditerranéenne comprenant notamment le monde arabe et la mobilité de cette même région vers Guimaraes.
Zone Sud : Maroc, Algérie, Tunisie, Libye, Egypte, Mauritanie, Jordanie, Syrie, Israël, Palestine, Liban, Turquie et les pays du Golfe arabique Emirats arabes unis, Arabie Saoudite, Koweït, Bahreïn, Oman, Yémen
Zone Est : Macédoine, Albanie, Bosnie-Herzégovine, Monténégro, Kosovo, Serbie, Croatie, Slovénie, Bulgarie, Roumanie, République Tchèque, Slovaquie, Hongrie, Pologne, Arménie
Zone Nord : Europe du Nord – Allemagne, Autriche, Belgique, Danemark, Estonie, Finlande, France, Irlande, Lettonie, Lituanie, Luxembourg, Pays-Bas, Royaume-Uni et Suède, Islande, Liechtenstein, Norvège ; Europe du Sud – Chypre, Espagne, Grèce, Italie, Malte, Portugal
Si vous êtes un artiste ou un opérateur culturel et vous souhaitez voyager de Guimaraes, Portugal ou vers Guimaraes pour préparer un projet de collaboration ou d’échange artistique, si vous participez à une résidence, si vous animez un atelier ou souhaitez participer à un atelier, si vous assistez à une réunion de professionnels, à un séminaire ou une conférence, alors vous pouvez candidater pour ce fonds afin de couvrir vos frais de voyage aller/retour et votre visa. Votre voyage doit avoir lieu après la date de sélection.
Les critères d’éligibilité au Fonds s’appliquent à cette ligne de financement.
1) Le voyage doit contribuer directement ou indirectement au développement culturel local. Le candidat doit pouvoir développer à son retour des initiatives locales et contribuer au dynamisme culturel de son propre pays ou de sa propre région. Il doit s’engager à transmettre ses acquis et faire profiter de son travail en réseau à d’autres artistes et professionnels de son entourage.
2) Le voyage doit avoir lieu APRES la date d’ouverture de l’appel à candidature.
3) Profil des candidats
– Nationalité : la nationalité n’est pas un critère d’éligibilité. Age : aucune limite d’âge
– Profession : artistes (interprètes, créateurs, pédagogues) ou professionnels du secteur culturel (organisateurs, administrateurs,
porteurs de projets).
– Moyens financiers : candidats dans l’impossibilité de trouver par eux-mêmes les financements de leurs déplacements.
4) La candidature doit être déposée par un individu et non pas par une structure. Le Fonds ne dépassera pas un maximum de 3 bourses par projet. Un boursier ne peut candidater que trois fois au total. Les candidats doivent choisir le moyen de transport le moins cher et la demande de bourse concerne uniquement le billet international aller/retour et les coûts de visa (les frais de transports locaux ne sont pas remboursés).
La date du prochain comité de sélection est :
1er décembre 2011 (Date limite de réception des candidatures : 30/09/2011)
Pour soumettre votre candidature, remplissez le formulaire de contact sur le site du Fonds Roberto Cimetta http://www.cimettafund.org. Le bureau du Fonds vous enverra le formulaire le plus approprié à votre demande, qu’il faudra remplir et retourner à grant@cimettafund.org.
Vous recevrez une réponse une semaine après la date de sélection au plus tard. Pour toute information sur le projet Guimaraes 2012 vous pouvez visiter leur site :