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Artist Fellowships at Drury University (USA). Deadline: December 8, 2014

The Summer Institute for Visual Arts at Drury University is currently seeking applications for Summer 2015 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 four Visiting Artist Fellowships to internationally recognized artists and a Master of Arts in Studio Art and Theory (MART) program for emerging and aspiring artists.
SIVA supports innovation and cross-disciplinary activity, and encourages participants to utilize the resources of the university to inform and deepen their artistic vision.

Visiting Artist Fellowships are awarded to internationally recognized artists representing a range of
practices and disciplines. During their five-week residency, each Visiting Artist Fellow is provided housing, a private studio space, access to the University’s resources and facilities, and a substantial stipend. In turn, Visiting Artist Fellows serve as
mentors in the MART program. They are responsible for a Visiting Artist Studio (offered in the second and third year of the program) and play an active role in SIVA 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, a private studio in the Warmack Faculty Studios building and exhibition opportunities when available. 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.

Applications must be received by December 8, 2014.
Please see the website for more information:

Curatorial Opportunity Program, Massachusetts, USA. Deadline: March 31, 2014

The Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts.  It makes possible diverse curatorial visions in a non-profit and alternative exhibition space.

Applicants are invited to experiment in a large and unique space. The program encourages the development of emerging curators and artists as curators. Our gallery is a converted church with 1,800 sq. ft. and a 25′ vaulted ceiling. We accept proposals involving two or more artists and at least one public presentation. Curators of accepted proposals receive a $1,000 stipend and administrative, installation, marketing & p.r. support.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

The New Art Center in Newton, Massachusetts (a non-profit corporation), provides opportunities for people to connect with their creativity, community and history through artistic experience. The Center offers classes and educational experiences for all ages about enjoying, making, curating and understanding visual art.

Learn More and Apply Here. 

Grants for Visual Arts and Performing Arts by European Association for Jewish Culture. Deadline: Oct. 30, 2013

European Association for Jewish Culture

Grants for Visual Arts and Performing Arts

Call for projects to be carried out in 2014
Visual Arts
Exhibitions of photography, painting, sculpture and electronic mediaThis grant programme is designed to provide part-funding for new exhibitions of contemporary art, which address the Jewish experience by awarding grants toa. Professional artists to produce new work for exhibition in a recognized cultural venue.

b. Freelance curators for researching and organizing an exhibition of  contemporary art, which addresses the Jewish experience.

The application should be submitted by professional artists or curators in association with an exhibition venue based in one of the European countries listed under II below. The applicants must submit a letter from the exhibition venue endorsing the plans for the exhibition project.

Applicants must have specialized training in the arts; at least 2 years´ arts practice and must have exhibited their work at least once previously. Students are not eligible.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of European countries listed under II below.

Grants up to 5,000 Euros will be awarded to successful candidates in two instalments: the first will be made to the individual artist, or curator, in January 2014; the second on completion of the project i.e. on the opening of the exhibition. The project should be exhibited within 12 months of the receipt of the first instalment of the grant.

The grant can cover a number of aspects of the project ranging from a contribution to the rental of studio and exhibition space, costs of materials, research, marketing of the event etc.

The European Association for Jewish Culture must be notified at least one month prior to the exhibition taking place.

Performing Arts
– Commissions of new works for the stage

This grant is designed to provide part-funding for the writing of new plays, original adaptations for the stage of other literary works, or new works of choreography dealing with the Jewish experience.

The application must be made by an individual writer or choreographer in association with a theatre company based in one of the European countries listed under II. The applicants must submit an undertaking from an established theatre company (which has been active for at least two years) to perform the work, or to stage it in a workshop production or a reading.

Applications are invited from writers with a record of published or performed work, who are either citizens, or permanent residents, of the European countries listed below under II.

Grants up to 5,000 Euros will be awarded to successful candidates in two equal instalments: the first will be made directly to the writer/choreographer in January 2014; the second to the theatre company on staging the new work.

The grant can be used to cover the commissioning fee and to contribute to the development of the new work and to performance costs. The performance should take place within 12 months of the receipt of the first instalment of the grant.

The European Association for Jewish Culture must be notified at least one month prior to the performance or workshop.

New music compositions
– linked to a perfromance and/or a recording

This grant is designed to provide part-funding for the composition, linked to a performance and/or recording of new works by contemporary composers inspired by the Jewish experience and traditions.

The application must be made by an individual composer in association with an orchestra, chamber music group, musical theatre, concert promoter and/or an established  recording company based in one of the European countries listed under II. The applicants must submit an undertaking from the associated body to perform the new work or produce a CD recording and ensure its distribution.

Applications are invited from composers who have already had public performances or recordings of their work, and who are either citizens, or permanent residents, of the European countries listed below under II.

Grants of up to 5,000 Euros will be awarded to successful candidates in two equal instalments: the first will be made directly to the composer in January 2014; the second to the orchestra, chamber music group, musical theatre, concert promoter and/or an established  recording company on completion of the project.

The grant can be used to contribute to the development of the new work and to performance and/or recording costs. The project should be completed within 12 months of the receipt of the first instalment of the grant.

The European Association for Jewish Culture must be notified at least one month prior to the performance or recording of the new work.

Deadline: 30/10/13
European Association for Jewish Culture, Paris Office
Jean-Jacques Wahl , Secretary
19 rue de la Tour d´Auvergne
75009 Paris
phone: +33(0)1 42 46 17 81
fax: +33(0)1 48 74 51 33

Call for Submissions: European Master of Fine Art Photography. Deadline: Feb 25, 2013

Apply to participate in the European Master of Fine Art Photography.

This is a unique opportunity to work and study in a multicultural setting, under the supervision of world-renowned photographers, curators and artists, such as Martin Parr, Elger Esser, Joan Fontcuberta, Simon Roberts, Andreas Mueller-Pohle, Alejandro Castellote amongst others, who encourage students to develop their individual vision in a creative and collaborative environment.

The IED Master is located in Madrid, a city that not only is a model of avant-garde culture, but also hosts two of the largest annual cultural events in Spain: ARCO and PHotoEspana. Dynamic, multicultural and hospitable, the city’s natural openness adds strength to what it already represents; a welcoming environment that merges education, culture and entertainment, making it the perfect meeting point for exchanging ideas.

To apply please send your portfolio to info@madrid.ied.es. The course director, Moritz Neumüller will invite you to a personal interview should your portfolio be accepted. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your work seen by an expert in the field and to receive valuable feedback on your portfolio.

The course will be bilingual (Spanish & English) and will run from April 2013 to March 2014.

Deadline for application is 25 February 2013.

For further information on how to apply to the programme please visit http://europeanmasterphotography.iednetwork.com/portfolio/european-master-of-fine-art-photography/#submit . Here you can also have a look at students’ work and find out more about lecturers.

Have a look at the Portfolios of past students in the PDF of the Catalog of the 2011/12 edition of the Master program.

Short bio of the Course Director:
Moritz Neumüller is a curator, educator and writer in the field of Photography and New Media. He has worked for several art institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, PhotoEspaña in Madrid and LOOP in Barcelona. Moritz Neumüller is currently working as Festival Curator at PhotoIreland Festival in Dublin, and running The Curator Ship, a platform that provides useful information for visual artists.

Call for submissions: Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne. Deadline: March 20, 2013.

Artists, artist groups, theorists, curators and other cultural producers are welcome to submit to Academy of the Arts of the World

Application deadline: March 20, 2013

The Academy of the Arts of the World is a unique, Cologne-based institution founded in 2012 with the aim of fostering inter- and transcultural dialogue between the arts.

As a dynamic and interdisciplinary, albeit non-curricular platform, the Academy engages with issues of contemporary global culture and politics such as the trans-border movement of people, aesthetic responsibility, hospitality, non-Western, pre-modern art, concepts and practices. Bridging local and global perspectives, the Academy sets out to initiate critical debate and to create spaces of possibility for diverse aesthetic communities.

The Academy is constituted by an assembly of visual artists, musicians, choreographers, theatre directors, filmmakers, writers, curators and other cultural producers from different artistic backgrounds and geographical locations. Current members of the Academy include Ekaterina Degot, Madhusree Dutta, Galit Eilat, Monika Gintersdorfer, Tom Holert, Liza Lim, Faustin Linyekula, Tienchi Martin-Liao, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lemi Ponifasio, Walid Raad, Ali Samadi Ahadi, Terre Thaemlitz, Rosemarie Trockel, Stefan Weidner, Liao Yiwu, and Tom Zé.

An important part of the Academy’s mission is providing grants to projects by individuals or groups. This is the second call for applications issued by the Academy—the deadline of which is March 20, 2013.

– Local and international artists, artist groups, theorists, curators and cultural producers are invited to submit a project.
– Institutional initiatives are also encouraged to submit proposals, bearing in mind that the Academy only supports art production costs.
– The submitted project should address issues consistent with the Academy’s profile (e.g. inter-/transcultural issues, migration, nomadic practises, hospitality, responsibility, non-Western and pre-modern art, concepts and practices).
– The project must be presented or produced in Cologne.
– The deadline for application submission is March 20, 2013.
– The submitted project should be realised by December 2014.
– The average grant awarded is EUR 20 000, the maximum grant awarded being EUR 40 000.

The jury consists of members of the Academy of the Arts of the World. The jury will award grants to around ten projects on the basis of the applications received.

The application submission should include the following:
– A project synopsis, including a short project motivation (no more than 500 words).
– A longer description of the project’s thematic conception (no more than 1 500 words).
– A list and short narrative biographies of each main participant.
– Support material such as work samples or media files (max. 25 MB) may be submitted.
– A budget that also lists the applicant’s own contribution and all additional funding by third parties.
– Timeline of research, pre-production and production.
– All applications should be in English.

Applications must be submitted electronically to the following email address (attachments size up to 25 MB): pm@academycologne.org

For additional materials requiring postage, please use the following addresses:
Attention! The Academy is moving to a new location!

Posted to arrive before February 15th, 2013:
Akademie der Künste der Welt/Köln, gGmbH
Keyword: Application
c/o Stadt Köln, Dezernat für Kunst und Kultur
Richartzstraße 2 – 4
D-50667 Cologne

Posted to arrive after February 15th, 2013:
Akademie der Künste der Welt/Köln, gGmbH
Keyword: Application
Im Mediapark 7
D-50670 Cologne

Aurora Rodonò, Project manager: pm@academycologne.org / T +49(0)221/97133651
For further information: www.academycologne.org

Call for Entries: Photographic-based work in various formats. Deadline: Feb 17, 2013

Artists based in the Northwest of the US are invited to submit work for ‘OFF THE PLAIN: Contemporary NW Photography‘ curated by TJ Norris for Place.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 17th (11:59PM PST – no late entries)
EXHIBITION: April 16 – June 1, 2013
ENTRY FEE: $10, Up to 6 images per artist
(fee used for any associated printed material)

WHAT: Seeking contemporary photographic-based work in various formats, other than traditional 2D. Individual artists, duos or teams are welcome to submit.


‘Off the Plain’ will feature up to a dozen Northwest-based contemporary artists who have developed photographic works that stretch beyond traditional two-dimensional formats.

As an examination of the great Northwest as a physical location for exploration and experimentation, this show will offer work that is outside the norm, peeling back one thin layer of what is happening right now in this vast elusive and beautiful region. By offering camera-based work that is beyond 2D, audiences will experience a greater appreciation for the photographic arts.

The exhibition will open in April 2013 which is Photography Month in Portland, OR (also see: Photolucida). In this call for entries we wish to review works that utilize and play on space, form and dimension. These may include: sculptural work, assemblage, 3D imaging, installation, kinetic work, multi-paneled pieces, book arts, lightboxes, tableaux, holography/lenticular, moving images or projections (the gallery is equipped with a single projector – if you are submitting video-based work you may use one of your six images as a link to a video, under 10 minutes in length preferred), and the like. The work must be primarily photographic in nature and somehow inform or activate a sense of space. Up to a dozen artists will be selected from this call for entries who focus on mass, volume and change/shift in their photographic work.

The artists in this show command the ability to forgo the generic conventions of the medium. Subject matter will vary from abstraction to conceptual to narrative, though each artist included will be represented by up to five pieces each (depending on scale and context) in the sizable exhibition space – all created within the past three years. The public will be invited to a round table discussion about the “geometric ergonomics of photography in the 21st century” – artists from the exhibition will be selected to participate. If funds are available a printed brochure or catalogue will also be available. A larger built-in international audience of photographic-based professionals will be in Portland to participate in Photolucida’s events, and this will become a focal part of this biennial fair. Partial funding graciously provided by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

More information at http://offtheplain.tumblr.com/

Call for Submissions for Sensate Journal. Deadline: Sept. 30, 2012

Call for Submissions – Sensate Journal for Experiments in Critical Media Practice

Sensate is a new online interdisciplinary journal publishing works of critical media practice. It is currently accepting submissions from academics, scientists and artists interested in working on collaborative projects which cross the boundaries between research and making.

Building on the groundswell of pioneering activities in the digital humanities, scholarly publishing, and innovative media practice, we believe in creating a space for redefining the terms in which such collaborations can be presented, articulating modes of working that are derived from artistic practice with revised standards for peer-reviewed academic production. It is with this goal in mind that Sensate aims at publishing innovative projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences, providing a forum for scholarly and artistic experiments not conducive to the printed page.

Call for Submissions and Reviews

Exploring new ways to archive, curate, and organize academic multimedia scholarship, Sensate invites submissions of scholarship and art not conducive to the printed page. We encourage submissions that creatively bridge research and media-based work, and aim beyond an illustrative relation between text and image towards both solid and innovative modes of scholarship and artistic practice.

The integration of form and content is crucial to our mission and thus rather than a list of guiding questions (which seek answers) we would like to offer a list of possible approaches that demonstrate efforts to unite form and content and to provoke inquiry through creative combinations of exposition and expression.

We are currently seeking work in any of the following categories/disciplines: artistic research, visual arts and artistic practice, history of technology and the media arts, visual anthropology and sensory ethnography, digital humanities, sound studies, media archeology, digital collections of audio and/or visual materials, digital cartography, performance and its documentation, imaging scientific research, and creative data visualization. We also welcome submissions that extend beyond these possibilities.

Sensate pieces may rework or expand traditional scholarship in a media rich context, or provide a space to remediate artistic projects in a new form. See our collection of published works at sensatejournal.com.

We are also seeking reviews for films, events, books, exhibitions, and performances. Please visit our blog, Sensate.tumblr.com, for updates on calls for specific reviews.

Submissions are due by September 30th.
Please use the Chicago Manual of Style for all citations.

Please submit articles via our article submissions form, and reviews via our review submissions form, both found on our website, SensateJournal.com.

Contact us with any questions at SensateJournal[at]gmail.com, or via the contact page on our website.



Sensate Journal
Cambridge, MA