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Two research residencies in Barcelona. Deadline: July 15, 2016

Encura research residency 2016/17

Call for two fully funded research residencies

Hangar Barcelona in association with Curators’ Network is offering two fully-funded one-month-residencies in Barcelona, Spain. They will take place from November 14, 2016 – December 18, 2016 and from January 18, 2017 – February 19, 2017.
Application form

http://www.hablarenarte.com/convocatorias/convocatoria/encura2/

The call is free of charge and open to all curators and researchers who currently do not live and work in Catalonia. Deadline for the submission of applications is July 15, 2016, midnight, Spanish time, CEST time zone.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with the artist residents at Hangar Barcelona. They will also have the occasion to research the wider artistic context of Barcelona and Catalonia as well as to establish networks and dialogues with other local and international cultural agents.

Applicants should submit a proposal that fits into the general lines of work of Hangar and Curators’ Network. This proposal should also foresee a collaboration with at least four of the current artist residents of Hangar as well as a presentation of the outcomes in a format other than a classical exhibition.

The selected candidates are expected to realize the suggested project during the residency.
Conditions

Hangar will provide the following for each residency:

In and outbound travel (up to 300 €)
Honorary (1185 € before taxes)
Accommodation (own bedroom in a four-room house located at Hangar residency space)
A working space and internet connection (Please bring your own laptop as no computer will be provided)
A production budget of 400 € per artist (1600 € overall) which will be collectively defined among resident, artists and Hangar production team.
Technical assistance for the activities that the candidates will undertake during their residency.

Curators’ Network will provide the following:

the two successful candidates will get a permanent profile and presentation space at Curators’ Network Database
the blog of the residents will be hosted through the art-spy section of Curators’ Network
the online presentation of the projects of the residents will be hosted and promoted through http://www.curators-network.eu

The successful candidates are required to arrange for their own visa and insurance in advance.

About Hangar

Hangar is a centre for art research and production located in Barcelona, Spain. Hangar’s mission is to support visual artists and other cultural agents during the different moments of their art production processes as well as to contribute to the best development of their projects. Hangar facilitates equipment, facilities, production assistance and a suitable context for free experimentation and knowledge transfer. Hangar is located in the Poblenou neighborhood in Barcelona and in a mid 19th Century that was originally designed for the textile industry. At present, and after the centre was extended to the adjacent warehouses, the buildings used by Hangar cover a total surface of 2,600 m2.

Residency Kourmania Open Call. Deadline: July 01, 2016

Since 2009 the artist collective Medea Electronique has organized an annual 10-day experimental artist residency, Koumaria, near Sparta in Greece (the village of Sellasia), focusing on improvisation and new media practices. New-media artists from all over the world, inspired by the Greek natural landscape, come together to create a multicultural and cross-media ‘dialogue’ culminating in a collective presentation both locally and in Athens at the end of the residency.

For our 2016 residency the theme concerns cross-cultural collaborations, migration and borders, culminating in a performance/presentation of the residency artistic outputs as part of a conference/performance series at a major venue in Athens on this theme.

It is worth emphasizing that Koumaria’s focus is collective art creation. While individual residents may well have projects in mind that they hope to realize at Koumaria, they should expect, and desire, substantive input from other residents, and be open to having their projects morph considerably during the course of the residency. While the final output we present need not be one long collective piece, and while the projects forming our outputs need not all involve all residents, Koumaria is not the place for the development and presentation of solo works.

-Deadline: July 01, 2016
-Residency Theme: Diasporas in Dialogue: Multiculturalism, Migration and the Improvisatory Imagination
-Looking for: dancers, performers, video artists, installation artists, sound artists and composers of electronic music.

-Apply to Koumaria Residency:

Apply to Koumaria

This is a project of the artistic collective Medea Electronique: http://www.medeaelectronique.com/koumaria

Now&After’16 International Video Art Festival Deadline: July 15, 2016

OPEN CALL – International Video Art Festival NOW&AFTER’16

Video artists from all over the world are invited to submit their works for the sixth edition of International Video Art Festival Now&After.
International Video Art Festival Now&After is annualy held in Moscow, Russia. Now&After is traditionally hosted by a museum. During few weeks a festival program is demonstrated as an integrated multi-channel video installation.

The sixth edition of the Festival will take place at The State Darwin Museum from October 29 till November 29, 2016.

Now&After’16 is organized by Media Art Center Now&After

Now&After’16 co-organizer – the State Darwin Museum

Festival Director and Curator – Marina Fomenko

The theme is ECOLOGY WITHOUT BORDERS

So what do the artists focus on?

· Ecology as a relationship between the organisms and the environment or ecology in a general sense?

· Environmental catastrophes or ecological balance maintaining?

· Relationships between humans and the environment or the life of nature itself?

· The growth of cities or rural ecosystems development?

· Social or cultural ecology?

· Ecology of the relationships among people or between people and animals?

· Alienation from nature or integration with it?

· Contamination of the environment or preservation of untouched nature?

Participation Terms:

-There is no entry fee.

-All rights on videos remain property of authors.

-Submitted videos must have been completed after January 1, 2013.

-Running time is up to 15 min.

-Entry form must be completed online.

-Each applicant may send maximum 3 submissions for single-channel videos ( .jpg with dimension not less than 400 px X 300 px .) The required formats for videos are h264, .avi, .mov, .mpeg2, (PAL), Videos should have quality not less than 720px X 576px.

-All the films selected for the competition program will be considered by the jury.

-The authors of the best films will be awarded.

-The Festival’s Prize Fund is 120,000 rubles.

Opening: 3 November, 2016, 7 p.m.: The State Darwin Museum, Vavilova st. 57, Moscow

Deadline: July 15, 2016

For more information, please visit the festival’s website http://www.now-after.org/eng/

SUBMISSION  http://www.now-after.org/eng/zayavka.php?o=1

GO ON!

 

Residency Taiwan (Residency Unlimited Raffle). Deadline: June 5, 2016

Win an all expenses paid two-month artist’s residency in Taipei, Taiwan.

-1 ticket: $25 2 or more tickets: $20 each

The winning artist will spend one month of their residency at Taipei Artist Village – Treasure Hill and one month at Bamboo Curtain Studio any time between January and June 2017.

Artists can buy tickets on their own behalf. Anyone can buy tickets and nominate the artist/s of their choice.

Entries will close at midnight on June 5, 2016.

The winning ticket will be drawn at the occasion of Residency Unlimited’s Annual Benefit 2016 on June 6 at Richard Taittinger Gallery. Raffle tickets can be purchased without attending the benefit.

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY

The artist entering the raffle is a practicing visual artist with a website or portfolio URL showing at least 3 years of professional practice.

If you are recommending an artist, please indicate the name and URL or website of your nominated artist/s.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION & BENEFITS

The winner will spend 1 month at Taipei Artist Village – Treasure Hill and 1 month at Bamboo Curtain Studio between January and June 2017. Both are highly respected residency programs in Taiwan that promote cross-cultural exchanges for local and international artists.

Residency Unlimited will cover the airfare cost to Taipei and provide a stipend to the winning artist. The hosting organizations will provide accommodation and studio space. The date of the residency will be determined directly between the winning artist and the hosting organizations.

ABOUT Taipei Artist Village – Treasure Hill (TAV-TH)

Founded in 2010, TAV-TH evolved from an old settlement into a residency program, an ecological sanctuary, historical site and art museum all at once. Located in a special enclave that was part of the first wave of buildings in Taipei, TAV-TH is part of AIR Taipei umbrella organization that also oversees the Taipei Artist Village (TAV) residency program. Sites like Taipei Artist Village – Treasure Hill where green space, public art and historical preservation intersect, have helped to redefine Taipei as a modern, creative city. Past, present and future truly coalesce on this hill.

ABOUT Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS)

Founded in 1995, Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) is an independent non-profit organization. BCS is a reused farm with six living spaces; space for exhibition, multi functional performance; exchange center; ceramics & sculpture studio; community kitchen, and outdoor stage, plaza and gardens. BCS is situated along the bicycle path of the Tamsui riverbank.We aim to promote cross-cultural exchanges by providing a meeting point for visitors from national and international art related fields, for short visits or specific projects. We focus on environmental sustainability issue and community engagement

TO BUY TICKETS AND PARTICIPATE IN THE PRIZE CLICK HERE:

http://residencyunlimited.org/2016-artist-residency-raffle-contest-two-residencies-in-taipei/

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT Residency Unlimited (RU) CLICK HERE:

http://residencyunlimited.org/about/

Call for exhibition projects, PHotoEspaña. Deadline: April 25, 2016

The information on the PHE website is in Spanish only but nowhere does it say that the call is only for Spanish artists/curators. So go for it!

Convocatoria de proyectos expositivos. FORO PHotoEspaña-Comunidad de Madrid: Hacer

La Comunidad de Madrid PHotoEspaña organizan Hacer, una convocatoria abierta a creadores para la presentación de proyectos fotográficos y de artes visuales, que serán mostrados al público a través de cuatro exposiciones celebradas en la Sala El Águila.

Hacer forma parte de Foro PHotoEspaña-Comunidad de Madrid, un espacio de encuentro heterogéneo y abierto en el que se podrá Hacer, Hablar, Escuchar y Estar con la fotografía y pretende ser una plataforma para dar visibilidad y difusión a proyectos de autores o colectivos emergentes.

La convocatoria está dirigida a fotógrafos que presenten un proyecto expositivo adecuado a la Sala El Águila y las premisas de la convocatoria. De entre todos los trabajos recibidos, un jurado compuesto por: Antonio J. Sánchez Luengo, subdirector General de Bellas Artes de la Comunidad de Madrid; Javier Martín, asesor de artes plásticas de la Comunidad de Madrid; Nicolás Combarro, coordinador de la sección Hacer; María García Yelo, directora de PHotoEspaña y Ana Belén García Mula, coordinadora General de PHotoEspaña; seleccionarán cuatro propuestas para la realización de las muestras.

Los proyectos presentados se han de adecuar a los siguientes requisitos:

Producción
Las obras que formen parte de la exposición se producirán en los materiales facilitados por Canon, colaborador del proyecto, y en las dependencias y maquinaria facilitadas por esta compañía, con sede en Madrid. Las características, cantidades y formatos son: DINA0 (841×1189 mm), entre cincuenta y setenta obras por exposición, en soporte papel y Forex.

Cada autor podrá, si así lo desea, aportar materiales ya producidos para ser expuestos dentro de su proyecto. En ese caso, los costes del transporte de los mismos correrán a cargo del autor.

Espacio
La Sala El Águila cuenta con un espacio aproximado de 49 metros lineales, una superficie total de 193,76 m2 y una altura de techo de 2,95 m. Puedes descargar los planos del espacio aqui.

Honorarios
Cada autor o colectivo seleccionado contará con 200 euros en conceptos de honorarios.

Montaje
El autor debe estar presente en el montaje y desmontaje de su exposición, contando con el apoyo del equipo de montaje y coordinación de PHotoEspaña. Es responsabilidad del autor dejar el espacio exactamente igual a como estaba antes de la exposición.

Duración
Las exposiciones de Hacer se desarrollarán entre los días 10 de junio y 31 de julio. Cada una de ellas tendrá una duración de dos semanas en horario de viernes a domingo.

Envío
Los autores deberán enviar un dossier digital, en formato PDF y no superior a 10 megas, que contenga: biografía del autor, descripción del proyecto, características técnicas de montaje, imágenes y tamaños de las obras presentadas, antes del lunes 25 de abril a info@phe.es.

Source:

http://www.phe.es/en/noticias/1/noticias_phe/161/foro_photoespana-comunidad_de_madrid:_hacer

Open Call: Finnish Museum of Photography’s Project Space. Deadline: May 8, 2016

OPEN CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC AND VISUAL ARTISTS

Project Space at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland, is an open-application exhibition space. The open call for next year’s exhibitions is now organized for the seventh time.

Photography professionals and students as well as visual artists making photographic art can apply. Applications can also be submitted in the name of workgroups.

The Project space is intended for exhibitions and projects that use photography or other lens-based media as tools for art or research. The space shows stimulating exhibitions by both fresh talents and more established artists. Applications can also be submitted for exhibition time for screenings, public talks and discussions.

http://www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi/en/component/content/article/11111

How to apply?

Application

This year the museum only accepts applications that consist of a single pdf file. However, if the exhibition includes video, you can add a link to it instead of sending the video file as an attachment.

The pdf should contain the following elements:

1) A cover page with the name of the applicant (and/or the workgroup), e-mail address and a phone number (country code included).

2) Application letter that gives brief but complete details of the proposed exhibition (max 2 x A4). The letter should involve information of who is/are the applicant/s, what kind of an exhibition you would like to have and, if possible, what kind of sections does the exhibition consist of. It is okay to not have an existing exhibition when applying – just be as precise as possible with your explanations of what kind of an exhibition you’re planning.

3) Include a portfolio containing photos of the works to be in the planned exhibition. Indicate each work’s year of completion, dimensions, mode of production etc., and include any information that will help give a picture of the exhibition as a whole. In case the works for the planned exhibition have not been produced yet, please send some reference material of your earlier works.

If you are planning to show moving image, please add a link where we can see the work.

4) Include your full contact details and your CV to your application. If the exhibition is produced by a group, please include everyone’s CVs.

Name the pdf file as “Projekti2017_YOURNAME”. The size of the pdf file should not exceed 10MB.

Applications for the year 2017 should be sent to finnishmuseumofphotography@gmail.com by 12PM on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Please write Projekti2017 as the headline of the message.

We will send you a confirmation e-mail once we have received your application. Please contact museum’s curator Tiina Rauhala ( tiina.rauhala@fmp.fi ) if you have not heard back from us with a week from sending your application.

What the Museum provides for exhibitors?

The Museum provides exhibition space, free, for 7-8 weeks. Applicants can indicate a preferred exhibition period, but the Finnish Museum of Photography reserves the right to decide on the order of the exhibitions. There are five exhibition periods during the year 2017.

The Project space has a floor area of 50 m² and a ceiling 4.5 m high (see floor plan).

The Museum offers exhibition installers a fixed production grant of 400 euros. The Artist is responsible of other production costs. The Museum provides help with installation and dismantlement, exhibition supervision, and opening arrangements. The artist should be personally present during the construction and dismantling of the exhibition.

The Museum is responsible for exhibition lighting and cleanliness during the exhibition period. The Museum has a limited amount of technical equipment available for loan to artists. The Museum is not able to provide any audio or video equipment for the exhibitions.

The Museum provides insurance for the construction, dismantlement and exhibition periods. The Museum does not insure works during transportation.

The Museum provides publicity, publishes exhibition details and sends press releases and posts information on the Museum’s website and social media channels.

The Museum does not provide paper invitations or postage. Artists who make and post invitations at their own expense can use the museum’s geographic mailing list if they wish.

Exhibition installers are responsible for transportation of works and for their own travel costs.

 

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Project space.

The decision-making process

The applications are reviewed by the Finnish Museum of Photography’s exhibition team: Chief Curator Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger and Curator Tiina Rauhala.

All applicants will be informed of the curators’ decision by e-mail by June 17, 2016. The selected projects will also be published on the museum’s website.

Further details

Send your application to:  finnishmuseumofphotography@gmail.com

Further exhibition details:
Curator Tiina Rauhala: +358 50 432 7562, tiina.rauhala@fmp.fi
Chief Curator Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, +358-(0)50-518 7619, annara@fmp.fi

Deadline for applications is May 8, 2016.

Further details:
Curator Tiina Rauhala
tel. +358-(0)50432 7562,  tiina.rauhala@fmp.fi
Chief Curator Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger
tel. +358-(0)50-518 7619, anna-kaisa.rastenberger@fmp.fi

Video and animation art call, Toronto. Deadline: April 1, 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The concept of materiality is in question. Digital media, once thought by artists and scholars alike to be fundamentally intangible, has been demonstrated in recent years to have very real effects on the physical world. The transformation of data into engaging, interactive formats (online gaming, mobile software, networked art) has shown that digital media distributed across networks has the power to educate, to connect, to visualize a politic and produce emotional response. This [Inter}web of relations functions mimics key properties of another technological achievement: textiles. Ironically, one of the human race’s oldest technologies serves as the perfect metaphor for its latest inventions. And, as the digital age marches on, artists and industry alike must consider the possibility of ‘digital textiles’. What terms will define the digital textile? Is a digital textile purely light and numbers, or is it hybrid—straddling virtual and physical space? What does the evolution of textiles from analog to digital media imply or reveal about the narrative of human progress?

Subtle Technologies seeks submissions of video art and animation that explore or expand the definition of the digital textile and speculate its future. Selected videos will be presented in the program Cloaked In Code and will be screened in Toronto on May 13th, 2016 during Future Proof, a wearable technology fashion show as part of the 19th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival.

Selected applicants will gain critical exposure to influential Canadian makers and thinkers as well as leaders in the Toronto fashion and wearable technology communities. The Cloaked In Code program will also be accessible to an international audience, hosted on the Subtle Technologies website from May through August, 2016.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

To apply download and complete the Cloaked In Code application form.

You may submit up to 5 hyperlinks to videos or animations for consideration. Please enclose any necessary information for password-protected files.

•    Along with your application form, please submit the following:
•    Artist statement, précis or summary of research interests (250-500 words)
•    A recent bio
•    An up-to-date C.V.

Deadline: Friday April 1st, 2016

Selections will be announced and applicants notified on Monday, April 18th, 2016.