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Call for artists to paint storm drains in Rockville, USA. Deadline: March 27 (Updated)

This is an unusual Call, and I had to look up Wikipedia to confirm my doubts. Yes, a storm drain, or storm sewer (as they are called in the US), is what the Aussies call stormwater drain and the Brits call it drainage well system (UK) or simply a drain or drain system. That is, a piece of metal over a hole in the ground, designed to drain excess rain and ground water from paved streets, parking lots, sidewalks, and roofs.

Now, this is what the people of Rockville, Maryland, want to have painted…

Let’s see who is up for it.

Best wishes, Moritz

PS: If you want to see a witty photography project on drains, check out Juan de Santos’ project Palabras que guardan abismos…

Call for Artists
The City of Rockville and VisArts are excited to present the “Rockville Storm Drain Mural Project” to the local community in celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2015. This project uses the power and joy of art to educate the public about storm drains and the impact of our collective actions on local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. This project gives the artistic community an opportunity to express themselves via a small-scale outdoor storm drain mural in a City of Rockville neighborhood.

What Are We Looking For?
We are looking for original artwork that raises awareness about the impact we all have on local streams, rivers and the Bay. Your mural design should reflect topics related to storm drains and the health of local waterways, but feel free to be creative with interpretations of the subject matter. Examples topics include water quality, streams, rivers, the Chesapeake Bay, native plants and wildlife, or pollution. Keep in mind that communicating a message is central to this project. Proposed ideas should be tasteful, positive and appropriate for all people in the community. Please include the storm drain in your submission drawing so we can accurately see how the work engages with the site. We are asking artists to submit their ideas with the attached application form.

Time Line:
•       February 4 – Artists may apply online through Submittable.com application
•       March 27 – Deadline for submissions.
•       April 3 – Mural artists selected by jury committee.
•       April 6 – Artists notified.
•       April 8 through April 30 – Painting of storm drains.
•       May – Community walking tour.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying to be a part of this project and lending your time and talent, please apply online:
Or send all required application materials via snail mail to: Susan Main, VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850.
Send application questions to:  Susan Main, smain@visartscenter.org with “Rockville Storm Drain Project” in the subject line.

Submission: https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/39202

Other calls by VisArts in 2016

Solo Exhibitions, Studio Artist Residency and Curatorial Projects

VisArts in Rockville is also accepting applications for Solo Exhibitions, Studio Artist Residency and Curatorial Projects for 2016.

Here are the links for more information, deadline dates and application fees.

Open Call for Solo Exhibitions 2016
Application Deadline: MARCH 25, 2015, midnight
Application Fee: $15
Link for more information: http://www.visartsatrockville.org/call-for-entries/2016-solo-exhibitions
Link for submission: http://visarts.submittable.com/submit/38323

Call for Studio Artist Applications
Application Deadline: April 15, 2015, midnight
Application Fee: $15
Link for more information: http://www.visartsatrockville.org/call-for-entries/call-for-studio-artist-applications
Link for submission: https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/39490

The second call is an ongoing call, we will accept applications for review, there is no real deadline.

Open Call for Exhibitions and Curatorial Projects 2016
Application Deadline: ONGOIN
Application Fee: $15
Link for more information: http://www.visartsatrockville.org/call-for-entries/open-call
Link for submission: https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/33671

For more information about VisArts: http://visartsatrockville.org

Contact Information:
Susan Main
(301) 315 – 8200 ext.110
155 Gibbs Street
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Visiting Artist Fellowships, Summer 2014, Springfield, MO (USA). Deadline: Jan. 12, 2014


Summer Institute for Visual Arts 2014 Visiting Artist Fellowships

The Summer Institute for Visual Arts at Drury University is currently seeking applications for Summer 2014 Visiting Artist Fellowships.

Established in 2007, the Summer Institute for Visual Arts (SIVA) at Drury University is dedicated to advanced research and practice in the field of contemporary visual arts. Each summer, SIVA offers a low-residency Master of Arts in Studio Art and Theory (MART) program for emerging and aspiring artists and, starting in 2014, four Visiting Artist Fellowships to internationally recognized artists.

Each Visiting Artist Fellowship lasts for five weeks during which time the recipients serve as mentors in the MART program with sufficient time and financial support to develop their own work. SIVA supports innovation and cross-disciplinary activity and encourages Visiting Artists to utilize the resources of the university to inform and support their artistic pursuits. Visiting Artist Fellows are responsible for a Visiting Artist Studio offered to the second and third year cohorts of MART students and are expected to play an active role in the Summer Institute through program-wide studio visits, workshops, reviews and lectures.


Applications are sought from internationally exhibiting artists who have an established body of work and exemplary professional record. An MFA or equivalent, teaching experience and a growing record of exhibitions and/or other activities is required. Preference will be given to candidates possessing knowledge and interest in historical and contemporary art issues across disciplines. The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience and his or her appropriateness to the Summer Institute of Visual Arts mission and curriculum, as well as quality of work and written statements.

Fellowship Award
Each Summer Institute of Visual Arts Visiting Artist Fellow receives $4500.00 USD in compensation to manage a 5-week Visiting Artist Studio course (Monday-Thursday, 1-5pm), offer a one-day technical workshop and give a public lecture. Fellows additionally receive on-campus housing and a private studio in the Warmack Faculty Studios building. Fellows are expected to be in residence full-time.


Applicants must submit a letter of interest, artist and/or teaching statement, CV, portfolio images or website (including examples of student work if possible) and the names and addresses (postal and email) of three references to the address below.

Applications must be received by January 12, 2014.

Four fellowships will be awarded, two for Summer Session I (June 2 – July 3, 2014) and two for Summer Session II (July 2 – August 8, 2014). Please indicate if you have preferred dates (Summer Session I or II) for your Fellowship.

All application items should be sent to:

Graduate Programs Office

Drury University

900 North Benton Avenue

Springfield, MO 65802

Alternatively, you can upload your materials to http://www.dropbox.com and share them with mart-siva@drury.edu.

Instructions for a Dropbox submission

• Go to http://www.dropbox.com <http://www.dropbox.com>

• Set up a free account with username and password

• Upload your materials

• Label your folder with your last and first name (“Smith, Jane”)

• Click the “share” link to share the materials with mart-siva@drury.edu

Please email mart-siva@drury.edu with any questions.

Summer Institute for Visual Arts:

MA in Studio Art and Theory Program at Drury University

http://www.drury.edu/siva <http://www.drury.edu/siva>

Residency Program, St. Louis, for early 2014. Deadline: June 30, 2013

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Luminary Residency Program – OpenAiR

This summer will start a very exciting new phase for The Luminary Center for the Arts. Re-launching in July 2013, The Luminary Residency Program will be comprised of four interrelated programs that will uniquely support the research, development and presentation of artistic and curatorial practices that utilize innovative forms and unconventional economic and academic structures.

OpenAiR supports exceptional emerging artists and curators engaging the world of contemporary art and criticism by providing dedicated time and a supportive working environment. OpenAiR is open to all artistic and curatorial practices but uniquely supports the research, development and production of experimental projects that engage (but are not limited to) alternative spaces and models, archives, publications and writing, collaborations, artist-led projects and socially engaged practices.

Residents are provided well-equipped private studios, housing and modest stipends. Residencies are available year-round from one week up to three months and awarded in two sessions (Fall and Spring).

OpenAiR applications are due June 30th for our next Spring Session: January-June 2014.

To apply, please download the electronic application and email it with all supporting materials to residency@theluminaryarts.com <mailto:residency@theluminaryarts.com> . Please note there is a non-refundable $25 application fee.

Residency Program

The Luminary’s Residency Program supports exceptional emerging artists and curators by providing dedicated time and a supportive working environment including well-equipped private studios with 24 hour access and wireless internet, additional shared workspace, and access to AV equipment and woodshop. Starting July 2013, The Luminary will also offer onsite housing and award a number of stipends.

In addition to visual artists, The Luminary now accepts applications from emerging curators interested in engaging the world of contemporary art and criticism. The Luminary Residency Program for curators supports the research, development and production of experimental projects that engage (but are not limited to) alternative spaces and models, archives, publications and writing, collaborations, artist-led projects and socially engaged practices.

The Luminary offers residencies year-round from one week up to three months.
Applications are next due June 30th, 2013 for residencies starting January 2014 and after.

To apply, please download the following electronic application and email the form back with all supporting materials to residency@theluminaryarts.com.

Residency Program Application PDF

Please note there is a non-refundable $25 application fee.
Please submit your application fee via Paypal to residency@theluminaryarts.com
or mail to:

The Luminary Center for the Arts
2644 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis MO 63118


What expectations does The Luminary have of their artists and curators in residence?
The Luminary Residency Program participants are expected to use the time and space awarded to them and be an engaged member of The Luminary community. Opportunities for public engagement are available and a small number, such as Open Studios and lectures, may be requested. Residents are also asked to donate work in proportion to the financial support received during their residency.
Does The Luminary offer stipends, housing or grants for travel to and from the residency?

The Luminary has an evolving but finite amount of support we can offer to residents each session. International applicants and those with significant need should apply early for their intended residency to allow ample time to arrange and assist with support. The Luminary Center for the Arts has launched a capital campaign to raise funds to purchase and renovate a 13,000 sq/ft complex to serve as its new home. Please note that due to this impending move we will be unable to offer residency housing until 2013 when new housing will be available on-site.

Does The Luminary accept applications from collaborative teams?
Yes, The Luminary does accept applications from collaborative teams. Applying collaborative teams are asked to submit individual resumes or CV.
Are students allowed to participate in the residency program?

Current students may not participate in the residency program but may apply for residencies that begin after their schooling is complete.
What is the community of St. Louis like?

St. Louis has an active arts community with many galleries, DIY spaces and free museums. The Luminary is located in an active urban environment with access to public transit, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and public parks. The Luminary’s Residency Program always includes local artists and there are many options to get involved in the greater arts community. For a more in-depth view of the St. Louis art community please see Temporary Art Review’s St. Louis page: http://temporaryartreview.com/saintlouis
See: Current and Former Residents
Contact us at residency@theluminaryarts.com for more information.
The Residency Program is supported in part by The Trio Foundation of St. Louis.

Aaron Siskind Fellowships for US-based Photographers. Deadline: May 24, 2013

2013 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship

Grant Information and Application Guidelines

Application Period: March 1 – May 24, 2013
Application Deadline: May 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time

General Information and Eligibility Requirements

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field. The entry fee for this grant is $10USD.

Applications must be submitted through the CaFE application system at www.CallForEntry.org.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age. Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable social security number.

Who May Not Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program. Students who graduate before the 2013 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being considered for new awards. At this time, artists on temporary visas such as the O-1 visa are not eligible to apply.

Eligible Work: Still photography regardless of subject matter, genre, or process. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or experimental works, but photographic techniques must be pivotal to the works submitted. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work.

Examples of Non-Eligible Work: Film, video, interactive multimedia

Fellowship recipients will be notified by September 2013. Names of recipients and panelists will be announced shortly thereafter. The decisions of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and its designated judging panel as to who receives fellowship support will be final, private, and without appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further the artist’s creative endeavors. Recipients will be asked to provide a summary of the uses to which award funds are put. Award funds will be taxable to recipients in Tax Year 2013.

Application Information & Guidelines

Applicants must apply through the CaFE online application system at www.CallForEntry.org. Applications will not be accepted by any other delivery method. Internet access and a working email address are required in order to apply. The $10 entry fee must be paid via credit or debit card.

Once you have registered at CaFE, you can work on an application in multiple sessions, saving as you go, until it is completed and ready to submit. You can apply at any time up until the deadline; however, applications must be successfully received by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on May 24, 2013. Applications that are incomplete, or not received by the deadline, will be excluded from consideration. We recommended applying well in advance in order to avoid technical problems.

CaFE is a project of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts.

A completed application consists of the following information & files:

Applicant Profile: Name and contact information

Work Samples: A portfolio of ten (10) digital images showing representative, recent work. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical or installed nature, or aspects of detail, use one or more of the ten images for that purpose.

Exactly ten (10) images must be submitted. They will be projected for the panelists via high-definition digital projectors and viewed at roughly 30 x 40 inches per image. Images must be standard baseline JPEG files with the .jpg extension. The recommended color profile is sRGB. Maximum file size is 1.8 MB. Image size can be no larger than 1920 x 1920 pixels (smaller images will be shown against a 1920 x 1920 black background). Images should be 72 PPI; any higher will unnecessarily increase your file size.

Text descriptors for each image: Title, Year Completed, Medium, Dimensions

Note: There are also fields for image “Value” and “Description” in the application. We don’t include this information in our review process. “Description” can be left blank. $0.00 can be entered for image “Value”. Whatever you enter in these fields — it will not be seen by jurors.

Work Statement: (500 words maximum) The purpose of the Statement is to give the panel a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. It should be very clear and concise, and relate to the specific works you are submitting.

Career summary, artist resume/CV, or short bio (500 words maximum)

Additional Help and Information

CallForEntry.org provides detailed instructions and tutorials on How to Apply, Image Prep, and a Help/FAQ that will answer most questions. CaFE Tech Support staff is available via email to respond to technical questions or problems. For grant-related questions, please email grant@aaronsiskind.org.

Previous winners can be found here: http://www.aaronsiskind.org/recipient.html

Call for entries. Applications open now. Portfolio Review Santa fe, USA. Deadline: January 23, 2013.

Name: Review Santa Fe

Organizer: Center, a nonprofit organization founded in 1994

Date & Place: June 7-9, 2013. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Application Deadline: January 23, 2013

Number of Participants: Up to 100 Profiles of Reviewers: curators, editors, publishers, gallerists and others interested in discussing photography and offering professional development advice and opportunities.

Registration Fee: 695 USD for members, 745 USD non-members. 3 installments in the amount of $231.66/members and $248.33/non-members

Number of reviews: Minimum of 9

Price / Review Ratio: Maximum 61 Euros per review, according to price scheme, and depending if you are a Center member or not.

Web: http://www.visitcenter.org

Email: info@photola.com

Presentation Text: Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico, Review Santa Fe is the premier juried portfolio review event in the world. Designed to facilitate relationships between photographers and leading industry professionals looking for new work. Up to 100 photographers are selected to meet with some of today’ most relevant and esteemed curators, editors, publishers, gallerists and others interested in discussing photography and offering professional development advice and opportunities. The three-day event offers participants a minimum of nine portfolio reviews, inclusion in the Review Santa Fe 100 online resource, a reception at the New Mexico Museum of Art, reception at Photo-eye Books and Prints, lunch for participants, as well as an educational photographic seminar that comes together to create a vibrant and inspiring weekend to nourish the photographic community.

The Curator Ship – Portfolio Reviews 2012: https://thecuratorship.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/296/#pf12