Monday, December 31, 2012

Video works for Istanbul: call for submissions

For this upcoming event, we are looking for short, innovative videos and digital art works produced during the past year (2012). The work should have English subtitles and be accompanied by a statement of the artist and a presentation text. The artworks should be directed and/or produced by a Turkish or Arab artist or film maker regardless of his/her country of residence.

Submitted works should be uploaded on video sharing sites like Vimeo, YouTube or alike, made private and the links send to the curators:

delphineleccas(at) / charlotte_bank(at)

The Visual Arts’ Festival Damascus was launched in 2010 with a program comprising exhibitions, screenings, multi-media performances, panels, talks and workshops. The aim of the festival is to create a forum for meetings and discussions focused on contemporary visual practice in the Middle East in dialogue with the neighbouring regions and to facilitate exchange between young artists of the region. Since 2012, the festival has a nomadic form and is invited each year by a new venue. Focusing on Digital art, the 2013 edition is invited by the regional contemporary art platform DEPO from June 14 till July 14, 2013.

The USB Shuffle Show

The „USB-SHUFFLE-SHOW“ is a 3-day digital Group-show. We will present works on usb Flash drives that are sent to us until march 31st 2013. The exhibition is not curated and totally free of charge. It takes place april 4th – 6th 2013 at Abteilung für Alles Andere in Berlin-Mitte. /

Every usb flash drive shall contain one piece of art. Every piece that is sent to us will be presented. Every USB flash drive that is sent to us will go into our archives and will not be returned.

More Information:

Postal Adress: IAM / PO Box 440156 / D - 12 001
Berlin / Germany /

Institut für alles Mögliche / Abteilung für alles Andere;
Ackerstrasse 18 / Berlin Mitte

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts admits new students to the Doctoral Studies Programme

Application period:
15 December 2012 – 28 February 2013. The admission results will be announced on 5 June 2013. The studies will commence in September 2013.

Further information on doctoral studies at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts can be obtained from

An application form and instructions for applying can be obtained from

or from the Academy's information desk at Kaikukatu 4, 00530 Helsinki.

For further information, please contact
Professor Jan Kaila, Head of Doctoral Studies Programme
E-mail: firstname.lastname(a)

Henri Wegelius, Amanuensis
tel. +358 9 680 33 234 or +358 45 657 8656 (mobile)
E-mail: firstname.lastname(a)

The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts has an internationally acclaimed Doctoral Studies Programme, with pioneering work in artistic research. The degree of a Doctorate in Fine Arts was established in 1997. Doctoral studies in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts are based on artistic research where high-quality artistic work intertwines with theoretical research. Doctoral students are experts in their own field, internationally renowned visual artists who apply research methods to their work.

The aim of the doctoral studies is to give the students a profound understanding of their own field and the ability to produce high-quality artistic work that demonstrates their artistic maturity as well as to engage the students in independent, innovative artistic research in the field of their choice. The primary results of artistic research are artistic productions and reflective and theoretical knowledge presented publicly.

The students admitted to this programme, leading to a Doctorate in Fine Arts, are required to complete the postgraduate studies and successfully defend their dissertation in public. The extent of the degree is 240 credits (ECTS).

There are no tuition fees but the students must be prepared to cover his/her expenses during the study period. Please note that the Academy can´t provide funding for your studies but we can assist in applying for it.

At the beginning of 2013 The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, the Sibelius Academy and the Theatre Academy are merging to form a university of free arts that will be named University of Arts Helsinki.

Teaching staff

Head of the Programme: Professor in Artistic Research Jan Kaila, DFA
Henk Slager, PhD, Visiting professor in Theory and Artistic Research
Hito Steyerl, PhD, Visiting professor in Artistic Research

Hanna Johansson, PhD
philosopher Tuomas Nevanlinna
Anita Seppä, PhD
Jyrki Siukonen, DFA, post-doc researcher

Among others the following people have taught at the Doctoral Studies Programme of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts:

John Aiken (UK), Manal Al-Dowayan, (Saudi-Arabia),Viktor Alimpiev (Russia), Tiong Ang (Netherlands), Rasheed Araeen (UK), Roy Ascott (UK), Vahap Avsar, (Turkey/USA), Mieke Bal (Netherlands), Anke Bangma, (The Netherlands), Barbara Bolt, (Australia), Kate Bush (UK), Magnus Bärtås, (Sweden), Daniel de Chenu (Ireland), Maeve Connolly (Ireland), Tony Conrad (USA), Tacita Dean (UK), Shawn Decker (USA), Ekaterina Degot (Russia), Florian Dombois (Germany), Inci Eviner (Turkey), Kathryn Findlay (UK), Catharina Gabrielsson (Sweden), Gerrit Gohlke (Germany), Dan Graham (USA), Boris Groys (Russia), Mika Hannula (Germany/FInland), Annika von Haussvolff (Sweden), Hannah Higgins (USA), Philip Hoffman (Canada), Timothy Emlyn Jones (Ireland), Kim Knowles (Great Britain), Friedl Kubelka (Austria), Peter Kubelka (Austria), Ray Langenbach (USA/Malaysia), Mats Leidestam (Sweden), Peeter Linnap (Estonia), Ronan MaCCrea (Ireland), Katrin von Maltzahn (Germany), Jenine Marchessault (Canada), Laura Marks (Canada), Robin Minard (Germany), Viktor Misiano (Russia), Tom Nicholson (Australia), Roger Palmer (UK), Anrey Parshikov, (Russia), Gail Pickering (Great Britain), Adrian Piper (USA), Dominic Redfern (Australia), Denise Robinson (UK), Freddie Rokem, (Israel), Gertrud Sanqvist (Sweden), Jan Svenungsson (Sweden), Wolfgang Tillmans (UK /Germany), Jalal Toufic, (Libanon), Sven-Olof Wallenstein (Sweden), Thomas Weski (Germany), Mick Wilson (Ireland).

Hydro Active City − an open contest

“HYDRO ACTIVE CITY” is an open international contest searching for art projects to be presented in the public space. We are looking for art works using digital media technologies in a creative approach to public space. Interactive art works involving people in the Baltic countries are looked upon as especially interesting. The winning art works will be shown presented in Gdansk during an international seminar on art and public space, held in between May 16-18th 2013.
The contest is organized by the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre in Gdansk as part of the international ART LINE project, which is co-financed with funds from the European Regional Development Fund operating within the South Baltic Cross-Border Cooperation Program 2007-2013.

Thematic Approach:
Water is an element that both connects and separates all the partners of the ART LINE project. This theme has become for us a natural source of inspiration to embark on a quest in search of  “hydro-active” works of art. In our understanding, hydro active projects are those inspired by water, to the fullest extent of the term – geographical, chemical, hydrological, literary or symbolic. They either artistically explore the term or use water as a material. “Active” element of the contest requires the artists to create projects that engage viewer into an active experiencing of art. The projects should in a natural way correspond and enliven the area of Gdansk running along the channel of the Radunia river (from Wielkie Młyny Street to Krosna Street). They should serve as a hard to resist invitation for local residents to go out and stroll in the rays of the May sun. All works are expected to be based on new means of expression and should be entirely or partially realized in digital technology.
Target Group:
The contest is open to individual artists as well as teams from the Baltic states – i.e. Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany and Denmark. The teams need to be composed of a maximum of three people. The contest also welcomes collaborations between artists researchers, scientists and technologists.
The authors of the 3 winning projects chosen by an international jury will be invited to cooperate with us and complete their works. Each winning contestant will receive remuneration of EUR 2000 (gross) and a budget of EUR 2000 (gross) to realize the concept. The organizers will also cover the costs of accommodation and travel to Gdansk connected with production and opening of the exhibition (spring 2013).
The chosen projects shall be completed and presented in the Gdansk city space, in a virtual gallery available on ART LINE’s website and may also be presented in partner regions.
HAC call for entries

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Open Call to Artists in Response to Newtown

CHARLES KRAUSE/REPORTING FINE ART has issued an Open Call inviting artists to submit paintings, drawings, mixed media, site specific installations and video art by January 10th for a juried exhibition  that will seek to influence the passage of effective and meaningful gun control laws in response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School earlier this month.      

 "A Call to Arms: The Newtown Project" will open on Inauguration Day, January 20th, and run through President's Day, February 18th. The gallery, dedicated to showing "the art of social and political change," is located 8  blocks from the White House in Washington, DC.  
The Newtown Project is a completely non-profit and non-commercial response to the Newtown tragedy by CHARLES KRAUSE/REPORTING FINE ART in partnership with Washington's Millennium Arts Salon. Artists are asked to submit 1 to 3 high res images of their work no later than Jan 10 to   
Those whose work the jury selects will be notified by Jan 14. All work submitted for the show will be available for licensing, free of charge, to groups  engaged in pro-gun control public education campaigns and other activities. For more information, see the home page and future exhibitions page at

BE Festival Visual Arts Residency

The festival’s visual arts programme takes place over two years. It incorporates the work of UK-based (particularly focusing on Midlands artists) and an international artist based in Europe. Each two year cycle explores a particular theme. With this purpose we open a bi-annual call for:
- UK-based visual artists from different disciplines to present work at AE Harris during the festival. The three artists whose work best embodies the programme’s theme will be selected.
- A European-based artist to carry out a residency at the festival which takes inspiration from the event, and the theme, with particular focus on BE-Mix, and in response develops a project during the year that is presented at the next festival.
BE FESTIVAL’s ethos of ‘crossing borders’ attempts to show the shifting notions of what constitutes a border. According to TJ Demos “with the eventual crisis of globalisation and the failure of many of the promises of neo-liberal capitalism, we have seen borders emerge everywhere. For many, that has been a poignant sign of global inequality.”
Borders are new conditions that increasingly define and divide our lives politically, economically, and socially. We could also add artistic and linguistic borders. Classification and labeling are artifices created to define concepts but hence divide them. BE FESTIVAL aims to devise a collective experiment that combines utopian aspirations with critical awareness.

Exploring Borders and Issues

BE FESTIVAL explores the ‘borders’ between performative and visual arts. In this regard, the festival presents performative and visual arts as applied forms inserted in a ‘social sculpture’ –using Joseph Beuys term –, that challenge assumptions about who is performing, who is taking part and who is viewing as part of a holistic and collective experience.
All events take place in a versatile old factory: a temporal and spatial framework that embodies the ephemeral. Exchange, open-endedness, collaboration, participation and activation are also core concepts of BE FESTIVAL.
In 2011, we pushed our boundaries a little further and opened a call for proposals from visual artists that best embodied the ethos of BE: to cross borders. The programme crossed the borders between ‘plastic’ and ‘performed’ work and explored the cross-fertilisation of ideas between artforms.
In 2011 – 2012, we explored the concept of identity.
In 2013 – 2014, we will explore the concepts of money, transaction and alternative currency.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Photoworks Fellowship 2013

Photoworks and the British School at Rome invite applications for a Senior Research Fellowship in photography and lens-based media.

Duration: 3 months (April-June 2013)

Research and travel grant: £1,000/month; plus a grant towards travel expenses up to a maximum of £200.

Specific award criteria:
  • Applicants must be of British nationality, or have been continuously resident in the UK since October 2009.
  • Selection for this Scholarship is by a panel including representatives of Photoworks and the Faculty of the Fine Arts of the British School at Rome.
  • Deadline:7 January 2013
    Further information, including details of how to apply, are available here.

Monday, December 24, 2012

New Mexico Arts Art in Public Places Call

New Mexico Arts Art in Public Places (AIPP) program and the Local Selection Committee at the University of New Mexico (UNM) seek an artist or artist team to create a permanent light installation within the stair tower at The Pit on the university’s south campus. The artwork commissioned for this project will enliven the building through a dynamic nighttime installation programmed to convey the excitement of activities held at the facility.

New Mexico Arts requests qualifications from an artist or artist team specializing in lighting design, multimedia and/or video installation that demonstrate a level of experience and professionalism that is commensurate with the project scope and budget. Up to five finalists will be selected to develop a site-specific proposal. From the group of finalists, one artist or artist team will be awarded the project.

UNM recognizes this project as a valuable opportunity to integrate artwork into the architecture of the The Pit. The Local Selection Committee seeks artwork that communicates the language of athletics, and projects the excitement of fans and the energy of activities held in the facility. As the building is located at the corner of the intersection of Avenida Cesar Chavez and University Boulevard, the artwork will have a significant presence within the city and will be viewable from downtown Albuquerque.

Project Background

Home of UNM men’s and women’s basketball, University Arena is built in a 37-foot hole on Albuquerque’s southeast mesa, hence the moniker of The Pit. Originally constructed in 1966, major upgrades and expansions to the facility were undertaken in 1975 and again in 2010. Including reserved standing-room-only spots, The Pit’s capacity is 18,018. Featured in USA Today,, Sports Illustrated and, it is one of college basketball’s most famous and recognizable buildings. Dick Vitale called it “a terrific atmosphere for college basketball. Great building…great history…18,000 screaming fans. It’s big time hoops, baby!”

The 2012-13 season will be the 47th year that University Arena has served as home for Lobo hoops. Averaging more than 15,000 fans in attendance in each of the last 46 years, more than 12 million fans have descended into The Pit to see their favorite college basketball team dominate the competition on Bob King Court.

Legislation for the State of New Mexico to finance the most recent renovations of The Pit passed in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 legislative sessions, and construction was completed in 2010.

Visit for more information about The Pit.

Public Art Intent & Goals

The Art in Public Places Program enriches New Mexico’s public spaces through an innovative and diverse public art collection. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of the arts in New Mexico, the Southwest, and the nation while building a dynamic public art collection for the State of New Mexico. The artwork for this project will be located in a publically accessible location and integrated with the architectural design and programmatic use of the facility. The goal of this specific public art project is to select an artist or artist team who will design artwork that:

  • Is dynamic, visually engaging, and conveys the excitement of activities inside The Pit;

  • Reinforces the core values of UNM Athletics by providing a great fan experience and inspiring Lobo Pride and;

  • Provides a significant artistic expression within the City of Albuquerque;

  • Contributes to the local, regional and national dialogue on contemporary art;

  • Complements the context of The Pit’s architecture and operations; and

  • Enriches and diversifies the State of New Mexico’s public art collection.


The funds for this project represent 1% of a portion of eligible capital outlay approved by the State of New Mexico Legislature for the most recent renovation of The Pit. An all-inclusive budget of $200,000 has been reserved for the project by the UNM Public Arts Committee. This amount includes all associated expenses and fees, including but not limited to design development, design documents, materials, labor, permitting fees, insurance, taxes, travel expenses, identification plaque(s), written and professional photographic documentation of the completed project, and other associated costs.

Artwork Opportunity

This public art opportunity is open to a range of possibilities to be proposed by finalists after selection. The artwork is to be located within the stair tower of The Pit. Intermediate and final design approvals will be provided by members of the Local Selection Committee. Lighting design, multimedia and/or video installation will be considered.

Artists should consider the entire stair tower adjacent to the northeast entrance to The Pit as an artwork opportunity. The structure is clad with frosted Starphire® glass for its intrinsic characteristic to take on light with minimal color alteration. The stair tower is 19’ wide, 69’ long and 52’ high, and has an approximate total surface area of 9,000 square feet. Visitors will primarily use the northeast entrance to the facility as the ticket office and the Lobo Den are also located in this area. The stair tower is viewable from both the interior and the exterior of the facility, from the foundation to the top of the parapet. There is full access to all interior glass surfaces to facilitate lighting, maintenance, and cleaning operations. Artwork that is integrated with the architecture and programmatic use of the building, as well as applications that have a presence during the day will be encouraged. Exterior surface treatment is not a possibility.

Please have a look-see at the most recent photographs of The Pit.

Proposed artwork must be durable, low maintenance, permanent, suitable for interior and/or exterior display, safe for both children and adults and be ADA compliant. At the selected artist’s expense the artwork may require certification by an electrical and/or structural engineer licensed to practice in the State of New Mexico, inspection and approval of the New Mexico State Fire Marshal’s Office, and review by a professional fine art conservator.

The artistic scope of work for this project will generally include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Work collaboratively with the Local Selection Committee in the design development phases of the project, and provide proposals for integrating artistic elements into the stair tower based on established project goals;

  • Provide cost estimates for artwork fabrication and installation in order to determine feasibility of constructing the artwork elements of the project within the available budget of $200,000;

  • Participate in value engineering efforts required during the course of the design process to bring the project within budget;

  • Prepare, as necessary, design development presentations for all relevant reviewing bodies and, if applicable, for release to the press and public;

  • Present, as necessary, design development of artwork elements to all relevant reviewing bodies or stakeholder groups; and

  • Provide design drawings depicting unique detailing and including all necessary specifications as required for certification, inspection and approval prior to fabrication and installation.

Artist Eligibility

Professional visual artists at least 18 years of age permanently residing and legally qualified to work in the United States are eligible to apply. Artists submitting qualifications should have proven experience in lighting design, multimedia and video installation with a level of experience and professionalism that is commensurate with the project scope and budget.

AIPP regulations state that 1% funds may not be spent for artwork created for an institution or agency by an employee of the institution or agency. Qualifications submitted by and on behalf of employees of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the University of New Mexico, including their project consultants and sub-consultants, will not be considered. Applicants may be required to provide verifiable proof of residency and employment at the discretion of AIPP Program staff.

Evaluation Criteria

The Local Selection Committee will consider the following evaluation criteria:
  • Successful design of projects of a similar scope and budget;

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with design professionals, community stakeholders and user groups;

  • Artistic merit and superior craftsmanship of body of work;

  • Strong conceptual skills with innovative approach to other creative projects;

  • Ability to design artwork that is sensitive to social, environmental, historical and/or other relevant contexts;

  • Ability to translate artistic concepts into materials that are appropriate for public space, with consideration for maintenance, safety and longevity;

  • Potential for artwork to enrich and diversify the State of New Mexico’s public art collection;

  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with New Mexico Arts staff, New Mexico based design, fabrication and engineering professionals, project stakeholders and contractors;

  • Probability of successful execution and completion of project;

  • Suitability of professional qualifications of the artist(s) for project intent and site;

  • Effective communication and organizational skills; and

  • Completeness of application.

Selection Process

The Local Selection Committee is made up of representatives from the owner and user agencies of the facility, project architect, an artist, arts professional, a student and local community members. This group of individuals is responsible for prospectus development, submission review, finalist selection and ultimately selecting the artist or artist team to be awarded the commission project.

Artists may research the project using any resource with the exception of discussion with individual members of the Local Selection Committee or the New Mexico Arts Commission. Members of the Local Selection Committee for this project are:

Project Director:
Sue Mortier, University Landscape Architect
University of New Mexico

Owner Agency Representative:
Maria Dion, Group Manager, Office of Capital Projects
University of New Mexico

User Agency Representative:
Scott Dotson, Associate Athletic Director/Facilities
University of New Mexico

John Quinn Pate, Vice President, Architecture
Molzen-Corbin & Associates

Ryan Henel, MFA Candidate, Art and Ecology
University of New Mexico

Arts Professional:
Chris Fenton, Director, Health Sciences Center Art Program
University of New Mexico

Community Member:
Connie Vance, Real Estate Manager, Science and Technology Park
University of New Mexico

Community Member:
Debi Dodge, Technical Department Administrator
Molzen-Corbin & Associates

Up to five artists or artist teams will be selected to develop a site-specific proposal for the project. Artists or artist teams will receive a $1000 honorarium for a written proposal and renderings of the proposed artwork. One site visit will be required to include a personal presentation to the Local Selection Committee and the public. All renderings, sample materials and written proposals will become the property of the University of New Mexico. Additionally, each artist or artist team will receive a travel stipend based on mapped mileage according to the following schedule:
$250 for travel and lodging between 50 – 300 miles one-way.
$450 for travel and lodging between 301 – 800 miles one-way.
$900 for travel and lodging over 800 miles one-way.

Artists or artist teams short-listed as finalists for this projects will be required to enter into a Finalist Presentation Contract with the State of New Mexico. A sample Finalist Presentation Contract is available on New Mexico Arts website.

From the group of finalists, one artist or artist team and an alternate will be selected. The final design is subject to approval by the Local Selection Committee and may be subject to review by other relevant boards, commissions and stakeholder groups.

The selected artist or artist team will enter into a Professional Services Contract with the Department of Cultural Affairs, New Mexico Arts, and the University of New Mexico. A sample Professional Services Contract is available on New Mexico Arts website. The contract requires authorization from the Administrative Services Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the State of New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration prior to execution.

Submission Requirements

The AIPP program and the Local Selection Committee at UNM seek an artist or artist team specializing in lighting design, multimedia and/or video installation for this public art project. Artists that do not possess demonstrated experience in one of these specialties are asked to refrain from submitting an application to this competition. The medium category selected by the applicant will be reviewed and may be modified at the discretion of AIPP program staff.

Applications must be received online via the CaFÉ™ system no later than 11:59 P.M. (MST), Thursday, January 31, 2013. Duplicate, incomplete or late submissions will not be reviewed by the Local Selection Committee. Failure to provide any of the published requirements will result in disqualification from the competition. All artists must submit all materials via the CaFÉ™ online application system. Email, hard copies or CDs will not be accepted.

Please be prepared to submit the following:

Letter of Interest (2000 character limit, including spaces)
Briefly describe your specific interest in The Pit Art in Public Places Project and explain why your qualifications are well-suited for this commission. Note that specific proposals are not requested and will not be reviewed at this time. Please copy and paste the body of your letter into the Artist Statement field within the application. The letter of interest should address the following questions:
  1. What interests you about this project?

  2. What themes/concepts might you explore through this project?

  3. What perspective and/or experience do you bring to the project that is unique to you?

  4. What is your experience collaborating with architects, design professionals and community groups?

  5. What is your experience working with lighting design, multimedia and/or video installations?

Professional Resume
Please outline your experience as a visual artist/design professional, highlighting relevant work in lighting design, multimedia and/or video installation. If you are applying as a team, please create a new account on the CaFÉ™ system, enter the team’s contact information, and include resumes for each team member in the appropriate field. A biography or an autobiography will not fulfill the resume requirement.

Three Professional References
Please include the names and contact information for 3 individuals with whom you have worked, collaborated or who have commissioned your work in the past. Actual letters of reference are not required and will not be accepted.

Digital Images
Upload a minimum of 10 images demonstrating recent and relevant work. Installation or 3-dimensional work may be illustrated by multiple images. Please note the following:

  • Complete image citations will be required. This information must be provided during the file upload process, or the images must be modified in your CaFÉ ™ portfolio prior to submitting the application. Complete image citations include the artwork title, medium, height, width and depth, price or value, year of completion, and project description to include budget and commissioning agency.

  • If your work is best represented by other media types (video or audio), please include a URL in the project description.

  • Please review and adhere to the Image and Media Preparation page on CaFÉ ™ when formatting your images. Tutorials can be downloaded using the links near the bottom of the page.

  • By default, CaFÉ™ will organize the images in your submission alphabetically. If you wish to present the images to the committee in a different order you must prioritize the images before submitting an application.

Tentative Schedule

Week of November 26, 2012
RFQ released

11:59 P.M. (MST), Thursday, January 31, 2013
Deadline for submission of qualifications

Week of February 25, 2013
Local Selection Committee convenes and recommends up to five finalists

Week of May 6, 2013
Finalists visit New Mexico to present proposals and interview with the Local Selection Committee

December 2013
Artwork completed and installed


Questions regarding the project should be directed to:

Ben Owen, Public Art Project Coordinator
New Mexico Arts

Chuck Zimmer, Public Art Program Manager
New Mexico Arts

Deadline for Submission: 11:59 P.M. (MDT), Thursday, January 31, 2013

Friday, December 21, 2012

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Public Art Commissions: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science


The Miami Science Museum is a well-known and beloved cultural entity aiming to make a difference in people’s lives by inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can have on every facet of the world. For over 60 years, Miami Science Museum’s award-winning educational programs, family-focused exhibits, historic planetarium, and rehabilitative Wildlife Center and Clinic have enriched locals and tourists alike. Billed as the “museum of the people”, the Museum’s strength lies in its legacy with the community as an attraction and educational entity. In recent years, the Museum has also capitalized on new media and has developed virtual portals and a strong presence on social media in order to give audiences additional opportunities to connect with and become more personally vested in its future.

Overview of the Program

The Miami Science Museum is currently proceeding with its design for a new 250,000 sf science museum in Museum Park in Miami, Florida. The site is approximately four acres, immediately adjacent to a four-acre parcel that will house the new Perez Art Museum Miami. Both buildings and their grounds are within the approximately 28-acre Museum Park in downtown Miami, and the two new institutions will sit atop a new joint parking structure with a plaza linking the two museums.

Key components of the new Miami Science Museum include a 35,000 sf aquarium, a planetarium, and approximately 30,000 sf of indoor and outdoor science exhibits. The aquarium is planned to be one of the iconic elements of the Museum, visible from the exterior, and spanning all the floors of the Museum. The planetarium, one of the centerpieces of the current Museum, will expand its technology and its programs. It is strongly desired to have the flexible museum exhibits both indoor and outdoor to take advantage of the climate, and the possibilities that outdoor exhibits bring to the site and the museum experience. A highly sustainable building is planned, including LEED rating, to reduce energy costs, and to act as a showcase for the latest energy management and control technology.

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is requesting qualifications from artists for interior and exterior artwork to be commissioned for the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science currently under construction.

This RFQ is open to all professional artists. Applicants must be practicing visual artists. Applications from architects, landscape architects or other design professionals will not be considered unless included as part of an artist-led team. Applications will be accepted online only through CaFÉ at:

Submitted applications will be judged on a competitive basis from which up to five finalists may be selected for each location. Finalists invited to propose may be interviewed. Finalists will be provided with detailed plans and paid to develop detailed design proposals. Finalists may be considered for more than one location and/or site. It will be up to the art selection committee to choose the final sites and the best possible artwork for each site.

TOTAL ART BUDGET: The overall budget is $2,400,000 (for approximately three projects.)
The total budget may be divided to commission one or more interior or exterior artworks. The selected artists’ budgets will include all costs of design, engineering, fabrication, permitting installation, artwork transportation, special handling fees, special lighting (if any), photographic documentation, travel and other reimbursements, liability, and automobile insurance, and an identifying plaque made to Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science standards and specifications. State laws related to public construction, including licensing, insurance, bonding, and payment of prevailing wage rates, may apply.
Finalists will be apprised of this information.

Intent, Goals, and Themes

The Museum is seeking to commission art that supports the mission, goals and themes of the new Museum, recognizing the power of art to inspire wonder and prompt reflection about the world we live in. This emotional and creative reaction can in turn become the seedbed for motivating science inquiry.

The intent of the artwork is to enhance the aesthetic of the building, using art to create an additional element of approachability, reflecting our intent to be a welcoming threshold for all visitors. At the same time it is to attract attention, underscoring the iconic nature of the building.

The goals of the artwork are to:

• Provoke questions, awe, or conversation arising from a heightened awareness inspired by the art and of a phenomenon or quality that relates to science;
• Provide/provoke new perspectives about physical phenomena (e.g., zooming in or out) or new perspectives on aspects of our lives that are underpinned by science;
• Serve as a platform for voices to be heard – for visitors to engage, connect with others, take action, express their thoughts and feelings;
• Serve as a threshold into exploration/understanding of an underlying science concept;
• Underscore the dynamic quality of the overall building and program, by being responsive to the dynamic qualities of the environment, both the elements (sun, wind, water) and the ever-varying human dimension added by the flow of visitors.

The themes for the artwork should interpret the overarching themes of the Museum program. People, Planet, and Prosperity are top-line crosscutting themes for the new Museum that serve to define the program, organize the main gallery spaces, and set up measurable parameters for success. The new Museum will position itself as a catalyst for social change, contributing to social, economic and environmental well being through a broad and varied program. This will range from threshold experiences into science and technology, to more in-depth learning and capacity building, as well as opportunities to connect with others and get involved in projects that benefit the individual, the environment and the community.

The following are suggestive of the range of topics that might be explored through the public artworks:

People: cultural diversity, social interaction, community; health/wellness; communication, connection; the uniqueness of Miami, the things that make Miami Miami (that make us so Miami); the transience of the community, but also Miami as a hub, way station or gateway; Miami as a place where juxtapositions are the norm, where the odd and unusual are welcomed and celebrated, where conceptual collisions are encouraged .

Planet: echoing the main themes of the Living Core aquarium component, this heading is an umbrella for themes that explore the physical and living world; the intricacy and complexity of nature, of life; diversity, interconnectivity and interdependency; evolution, geologic time, change over time; the properties of energy, water, wind and light.

Prosperity: themes that relate to the scientific underpinnings of Miami’s industries (biotech, health, film/entertainment, agriculture, tourism, finance, transportation); mathematical principles, patterns, algorithms, artificial intelligence; new materials and their properties; things that are electric, digital, robotic.

Desirable attributes that cut across these areas include:
• Works of art that invite and permit interactivity are desirable, including physical as well as digital interactivity;
• Works of art that are responsive to and expressive of visitor sentiment, thought, and contribution – i.e., participatory;
• Works of art that are kinetic, dynamic;
• Works of art that are actually alive, responsive to the elements;
• Works of art that are cognizant of the green sensibilities of this LEED-certified building;
• Works of art that are contemporary and ‘of the moment’, while at the same time of enduring significance.

1. Energy Playground: Vertical Wall (approximately 5,255 square feet)
2. Wall A (Donor wall) (approximately 6,195 square feet)
3. Wall B (Café Exterior) (approximately 3,389 square feet)
4. Walls C-D (Flanking Planetarium exterior) (approximately 8,768 square feet)
5. Subterranean Parking Pedestrian Ramp (approximately 4,210 square feet)
6. Interstitial Overhead spaces Atrium (approximately 6,308 sq. ft. The height of that space is about 65’ from the bottom of the canopy support beams to the plaza deck.)
7. The museum is open to receiving proposals for other areas of the building not noted above.
Note: Each artwork/location will cover partial areas of these sections.


The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science Art Selection Committee will review applications and contact finalists prior to May 31, 2013 Exterior art will be installed prior to May 31, 2015 or as soon as artwork is complete and installation can be coordinated with project manager and Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science staff.
Note: Dates subject to change.

Any modifications to interior or exterior architectural components will be at the expense of the artist and coordinated and approved through the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science project manager. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science project manager will help facilitate the logistics of installing the proposed art works.

Artwork should work well with existing architectural elements. Arrangement or composition of artwork should interact with the design of existing finishes.
Areas of circulation and public access around artwork should be ADA compliant.
If exterior artwork is selected, the selected artist will coordinate with the project manager. Florida Hurricane season begins in June and usually ends in Late October. Artwork must be designed so that rain and heavy winds do not affect the artwork and its finish.

The installed artwork must be permanent and designed to last the life of the building. Artwork of all media will be considered. Viewers may touch the artwork if it is installed in an accessible location, therefore artwork must also endure substantial public use. Public safety is of great importance in this facility. Routine maintenance and display considerations must be minimal. Replacement features if required, must be commercially available in Florida.

The criteria for selection will include:
• Quality, appropriateness, and originality of the artist's past work as evidenced by the digital images, the letter of interest and resume
• Durability, maintenance requirements, and safety considerations related to past commissions
• Past projects and references that attest to qualifications and ability to complete the work on time and in coordination with a firm construction timeline
• Ability to work with contractors and consultants, design architect, engineers and others on the design team


Wysing Residencies 2013 Convention T CALL FOR ARTISTS

We are seeking proposals from artists who are interested in applying structures or systems to generate new work, readings and perspectives.

Our 2013 residencies build on our current residency programme in which artists Salvatore Arancio, Ed Atkins, Jonathan Baldock, Edwin Burdis, Nicolas Deshayes, Jess Flood-Paddock, Emma Hart, Flora Parrott, Nilsson Pflugfelder, Philomene Pirecki, Elizabeth Price and Stuart Whipps, alongside musician Luke Abbott, writer Patrick Coyle and

Cambridge based scientists and experts, have come together at our rural site to explore literary metaphors that reflected other worlds and the merging of fact and fiction; The Cosmos, The Mirror and The Forest. Work created during these residencies will be brought together in an exhibition at Wysing, in Febuary 2013.
Our new residencies, which are funded by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation, will be offered to eight artists who will be able to work from studios at Wysing during two periods: spring and autumn 2013.  Four artists will be invited, and four recruited through this Open Call.
During residency periods we will organise a series of talks and conferences to unfold some of the thinking behind the programme and artists are also invited to propose papers, talks or performances that might be included in this programme.

There is no form to fill in to apply for residencies. Instead we ask artists to provide the information listed below. We prefer emailed applications as a single PDF file (for this we recommend PDF Forge) and will only accept applications below 3mb in size. Or we are happy to receive MP3/4 files or CDs/DVDs instead of written applications.
  • A statement on how you would aim to respond during a residency at Wysing under the theme Convention T (max 500 words)
  • A general statement on your practice (max 500 words)
  • A current CV
  • A selection of 6 images or other relevant material (CDs, DVDs, etc)
Please send applications once completed to
Artists receive a total of £4,000 which includes a fee, production and travel costs. Wysing also provides free accomodation and studio facilities. Residencies are open to artists living both in and outside the UK.
The deadline for all applications is 12pm, Monday 7 January 2013.

16 March - 6 May 2013
21 September - 10 November 2013

Two groups of four artists will be invited to re-locate to Wysing for the residency periods.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Luminary 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 due December 31st for residencies starting July 2013 and after.
Posting Organization

The Luminary Center for the Arts

Organization Main Email:
Contact Information: 

4900 Reber Place
Saint Louis, MO 63139
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Organization Description: 

The Luminary Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing a platform for the presentation of innovative art, music and cultural projects. Since opening in 2007, The Luminary has quickly developed into an incubator for new ideas in the arts, hosting acclaimed concerts, exhibitions and public programs as well as launching a number of high-profile projects, including FORM Contemporary Design Show, Temporary Art Review and the AV Artist Equipment Library.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Sarrita Hunn
Contact Phone Number: 
Contact Information: 

4900 Reber Place
Saint Louis, MO 63139
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Scottsdale Arts Festival 2013 Temporary Public Artwork

Request for Proposals (RFP) | New Temporary or Existing Work
Budget: $11,000
Application deadline: January 6, 2013 Midnight CST

Project Description:
Annually, the Scottsdale Public Art Program coordinates with the Scottsdale Arts Festival to select an artist to create a temporary public artwork for the award-winning festival. It is an ideal opportunity for either an emerging or experienced artist who would like to further develop a piece that engages a variety of audiences, adds to the arts experience, and compliments the festival setting.

• There is no predetermined size or theme for the artwork, except that it should be appropriately scaled for the festival context, and speak to a public audience.

• The festival produces a busy atmosphere—the artwork does not need to compete with the festival, but should be a unique attraction among the tents, bands, food vendors, etc.

• The selected artwork proposal will have a sound execution schedule and budget, be reasonably weather resistant, and will have a strong visual impact.

• Depending on the physical nature of the artwork, the artist may or may not choose to create the artwork on site. The creation of the piece in situ may be considered part of the public performance/installation of the artwork if desired or it may exist as a stand-alone installation. All materials must be on site prior to the opening of the festival if it is to be constructed throughout the weekend, and the weekend schedule must be part of the artist’s proposal (see below Requirements for details).

• Performative elements–can involve watching the artwork be created or altered on-site or in some way feature an actual performance, ritual, or action within the artwork and/or by the artist or approved representatives.

Artwork Goals:
A successful festival project will:
• Have strong visual impact that draws viewers from afar to investigate, photograph, and share with others.

• Be of high quality and stand well as an artwork, as well as a festival attraction.

• Engage, intrigue, pique people’s interest, and stimulate dialogue.

Artwork Location Description:
There are a variety of opportunities for artwork within the festival grounds at the Civic Center Mall in downtown Scottsdale. All proposals should consider daytime outdoor locations only. Artworks need to withstand the elements for the duration of the festival weekend. Weather in Scottsdale at this time is typically warm and sunny without extreme winds, temperature fluctuations, or precipitation. However, this is a rain or shine event and artwork.

The selected artist and Scottsdale Public Art will work with festival organizers to determine the best specific location within the festival grounds for the artist’s proposal.
The general site options to consider in making a proposal are:
• Grass areas with both graded and even ground planes

• Paved areas with even ground planes

• Curved and flat outdoor walls up to two stories in height and at least
30 feet in width

• Trees and lampposts located along festival walkways

• Fountains and ponds

• Rooftops of buildings surrounding the festival grounds

• Airspace above the festival grounds

Please see Floor/Site Plan for images of the festival grounds.

Site History:
The Scottsdale Arts Festival has established itself as the finest event of its kind in the Southwest. Arizona’s glorious spring weather complements the park-like setting of the festival, creating a wonderful environment that attracts more than 40,000 attendees from the metropolitan Phoenix area, including seasonal and year-round residents as well as tourists from diverse locales. The main attraction is a juried fine art and craft showcase within an attractive and sophisticated cultural center. In addition to being located adjacent to the Scottsdale Museum for Contemporary Art, the festival also features performances, a variety of quality food and beverages, live entertainment, educational family art activities and an online art auction with original works of art donated by Festival artists.

• Resume; 3 pages maximum
• 2 References
• 5 images of previous work. Optional: Up to 3 images of the existing work being proposed. 8 total images allowed.
• Proposal—describe your proposed installation of a new temporary or existing artwork. Include the following in your proposal as a single PDF file:
1. Brief narrative describing the concept, art elements and materials, as well as how the proposal addresses the artwork goals of this project.
2. Budget: the all-inclusive artwork budget must cover the full execution of the proposal, artist fees, and artwork removal. Budget not to exceed Eleven Thousand dollars ($11,000) including a ten-percent (10%) contingency, shipping, and travel expenses.
3. Estimated fabrication, installation, and de-installation schedule (see Timeline below for key dates).
4. Proposed type of location(s) to site the artwork (see above Artwork Location Description).
5. Drawing(s)/rendering(s) and/or images of maquette(s) to visually describe the proposed artwork.

Selection Process:
A selection panel will evaluate all submittals and make a direct artist selection based on review of materials requested here. Contract and project plan to be negotiated with Scottsdale Public Art, who reserves the right to reject any and all applicants.

Selection Criteria:
Responsiveness to the artwork objectives and to the site conditions discussed here as well as the applicant’s professional qualifications, proven ability to undertake projects of a similar scope, and artistic merit as evidenced by the submitted materials.

Deadline to submit proposal: January 6, 2013 Midnight CST
Selection process complete by: January 11, 2013
Artist notification complete by: January 14, 2013

Site visit & proposal refinement complete by January 28, 2013

Fabrication & installation: January 28-March 7, 2013
Scottsdale Arts Festival (artwork on view): March 8-10, 2013
De-installation begins March 10, 2013 and will ideally complete within one week or less.

*Some timeline dates are subject to change

More Information:

BBC Africa Seeks Reporter for Congo

As part of the one of the biggest broadcasters in the world, BBC Afrique and BBC Africa English broadcast on radio and online from London and Africa. Our output is varied with a strong emphasis on regional and international current affairs. From covering breaking news, sport, arts, business, features and challenging decision makers to discussing the issues that affect the daily lives of Africans, our daily programmes are delivered across a range of platforms. We are seeking a Bilingual Reporter to work in Kinshasa to provide timely, expert and authoritative coverage of news and current affairs events across the whole of DR Congo.


You’ll provide specialist and general coverage of news and current affairs events and trends in DR Congo for radio, TV, online and mobile contributing in French and English. You’ll ensure our reports reflect the expectations as well as the lives of our audiences in the DR Congo as well as the rest of Africa. Advising the wider BBC Africa team about news topics and events on a regular basis, you will also alert editors to breaking news and be ready to file accurate, on-the-spot reports.  This role is offered on local terms and conditions.


With an authoritative microphone voice and a full command of French and English, you’ll have a presentation style suitable for our output. We need your thorough knowledge of current affairs in DR Congo and your understanding of international affairs as well as a good knowledge of our audience need. You’ll have recent, relevant experience as reporter and/or journalist with proven skills in filing despatches and the ability to produce two-ways and radio and television packages.
Click here to view the full job description - Reporter Kinshasa.doc

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Elephant Trust

The Trust was set up in 1975 to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and institutions that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities. 

The Trustees’ main objective is to support new work.  Given The Elephant Trust’s modest resources, grants are usually limited to £2,000. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions. 

The following categories are not supported:
 Arts Festivals
 Group Exhibitions
 Charities organising community projects
 Educational or other studies
 Residencies or research
 Symposia or conferences
 Publications or catalogues
 Projects taking place outside the UK

Applicants are asked to consider these guidelines carefully, as well as the categories not supported, before applying to be sure that their project falls within the remit of The Elephant Trust.  
Registered Charity No 269615
512 Bankside Lofts 65 Hopton Street London SE1 9GZ

18th Street Arts Center Residency in Santa Monica, CA

18th Street Arts Center is an artists’ residency program that provokes public dialogue through contemporary art-making. We value art-making as an essential part of a vibrant, just and healthy society.

Through our artist residencies we are a contemporary art hub that fosters inter-cultural collaboration and dialogue. 18th Street's residencies, exhibitions, public events, talks, and publications encourage, showcase and support the creation of cutting-edge contemporary art and foster collaboration and interaction between artists locally, nationally and internationally.

Location: Santa Monica, California: United States
1.5 miles from the ocean in the heart of Santa Monica, a suburb in the Los Angeles Westside area.
Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 35

Application type: Open application

Collaboration: May apply as a team
Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists

Past residents: Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Highways Performance Space, Phranc, Cornerstone Theater Company, Barbara T. Smith, The Empowerment Project, High Performance magazine, Denise Uyehara, Keith Mason Facilities & Service

Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house). International artists are provided with a private, furnished live/work space (with bath and kitchenette). All/most meals are provided by organization

Companions: Pets Allowed, Spouses/partners allowed for full stay, Children allowed for full stay. Cleaning deposit required for pets.

Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible. Public areas are wheelchair accessible.
Studios/special equipment: Dance / Choreography, Exhibition / Installation, Painting, Photography (digital), Photography (non-digital)

Other facilities and services: Common room or meeting space provided for residents’ use; laundry facilities on-site; smoking allowed outdoors, in private living areas, and in studios.

Additional expectations / opportunities:
Artists are given the option to participate in public exhibitions/presentations and studio tours, and make a donation of artwork. All local artist residents and organizations must contribute a negotiated service on an annual basis.

Contact Information:
1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404
United States
Tel: 310 453-3711

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

PUBLICATION GRANTS - Terra Foundation for American Art

•Application Deadline


Through our publication grants, the Terra Foundation for American Art provides support for publication projects on historical American art (circa 1500 to 1980) that make a significant contribution to scholarship and have an international dimension. “International dimensions” vary by project, but include translations of important texts on American art; publications that are written by non-U.S. scholars or that have a significant number of non-U.S. contributors; and publications with a focused thesis exploring American art in an international context. The grants are designed to advance and internationalize scholarship on American art and provide individuals outside the United States with greater access to resources in the field. Applications will be judged competitively on an annual basis.

Projects must be under contract for publication. The Terra Foundation strongly encourages proposals for:

Books/articles examining American art in an international context,
Books/articles for publication outside the United States,
Internationally collaborative projects,
English-language translations of books/articles originally written or published in another language, or
Translations of books/articles originally written or published in English.
The Terra Foundation does not accept proposals for new exhibition catalogues (as these are supported through our exhibition grants) or collection catalogues. Translations or reprints of exhibition catalogues originally published prior to 2005 will be considered if they contain substantial scholarship.

Books may receive a grant up to $30,000. Articles may receive a grant up to $3,000.

Goethe-Institut Fellowship at Haus der Kunst

The program will award each fellowship for one year.

Haus der Kunst is a non-collecting public museum and a key global center for contemporary art located in Munich, Germany. It is dedicated to the exploration of the diverse histories of contemporary art based on a foundation of focused exhibitions, research, and education. The museum's aim is to establish research as an integral cornerstone of its vision, and to develop a context for scholarship that allows for the interplay of art, culture, politics, and society in the way modern and contemporary art are understood on a global level. The "Goethe-Institut Fellowship" is an important building block towards this aim. Supported by the Goethe-Institut, the "Goethe-Institut Fellowship at Haus der Kunst" is designed for international emerging scholars whose research focuses on global perspectives on modern and contemporary art in the second half of the 20th century and 21st century.

The inaugural fellowship shall concentrate on the research for a comprehensive exhibition project on the global art historical developments of the Post-war era. It will be the first of a trilogy whose second and third chapters will be devoted to the periods of Post-colonialism and Post-communism. One of the main tasks is the research and organization of a series of seminars, colloquia, an international symposium in preparation for the project. 

Qualifications and Requirements
-      Completed doctorate degree in art history, museum studies or related fields.
-      Excellent knowledge of modern and contemporary art, with a global perspective and understanding on the art histories of 1945 onwards.
-      Demonstrated accomplishments in the field of research, education and/or exhibition practice at a research institute, university or art college.
 -     Fluent written and spoken English is essential, a second non-native language desirable. 
-      An overall remuneration package of 25,000 Euro for the entire year. This includes any health care and tax payments.
 -     Accommodation is the responsibility of the successful candidate. However, Haus der Kunst will assist in finding a suitable accommodation.
-      Haus der Kunst will support the fellow in organizing administrational paperwork such as limited residency, work permit, etc.
-      Fellow will be provided with work area and full access to the infrastructure of Haus der Kunst and facilities in Munich. 
Interested scholars are invited to send their application via email to Isabella Kredler under kredler(at) The application should be in English and include a Curriculum Vitae, bibliography, reference letters, and a cover letter explaining the motivation for the application and indicating the earliest possible starting date.

Artistic Bicycle Racks - City of Littleton Fine Arts Board

The Littleton Museum, acting as the coordinating agent for the City of Littleton and the Littleton Fine Arts Board, publishes this Request for Proposals (RFP) to design, fabricate, deliver, and install artistic (sculptural) bicycle racks for Littleton’s Main Street.


Acknowledging the popularity of bicycling, and the need for safe and secure bicycle parking in Littleton’s Historic Main Street, the City of Littleton’s Fine Arts Board (LFAB) invites professional and amateur Colorado artists of all backgrounds to participate.


In keeping with the best practices for bicycle rack design and functionality as defined in the Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professional (APBP) Bicycle Parking Guidelines (http:/// and City of Littleton standards, artists should be aware of the following guidelines for bicycle rack designs:
• Must accommodate between two (2) to six (6) bicycles, each with two points of contact to minimize wheel bending, with spacing of a minimum of 2.5 ft. and a maximum of 3.5 ft.
• Must allow for easy use when locking bicycles with a “U lock” connecting the frame and at least one wheel to the rack.
• Must be constructed of durable materials able to withstand permanent exposure to elements, particularly Ice Slicer and/or Magnesium Chloride and wear from bicycles and locks, and a material that will not cause damage to the bikes.
• In addition, all bicycle rack designs must adhere to city code regulation (look for citation on Sidewalk Obstruction) regarding sidewalk obstruction (including placing any property, material, or other item upon any public sidewalk) that require at least five (5) feet of contiguous sidewalk width that is kept clear for pedestrian passage at all times.
• The City of Littleton will install all racks per the artist specifications. Contact points (to the ground) must be secured by no less than two connecting points. Rack placement will be determined by the City according to the design, size, and appropriateness to the site along Main Street.
• For information on the Littleton Historic District go to


BUDGET – The LFAB has $20,000.00 to be awarded in January 2013, not to exceed $4,000 for each bicycle rack design, fabrication, delivery, and installation. In addition, artists whose proposal has been selected will be awarded $300.00 to construct a maquette.

TIMELINE – Project timeline is as follows:

Application Deadline: December 14, 2012, 11:59pm Mountain Time
Selection of Finalists: December 17-20, 2012
Finalists will be notified on or around December 20, 2012 by phone.
Finalists Presentations January 17, 2013
Commission Awarded January 18, 2013
Fabrication January 18-March 31, 2013
Delivery and Installation April 1-5, 2013
Dedication Ceremony TBA

MATERIALS – Selection of material shall be at the artist’s discretion, and may include but is not limited to metal (bronze, iron, steel, etc.) or wood, or a combination of materials. Aluminum may not be used. The material selected must be easily maintainable and appropriate for an outdoor setting. Racks need to accommodate fat tire bikes as well as standard road bikes. Finish needs to hold up under regular use; racks must be sturdy and removable. Must be constructed of durable materials able to withstand permanent exposure to elements, particularly Ice Slicer and/or Magnesium Chloride and wear from bicycles and locks, and a material that will not cause damage to the bikes. Include care instructions and installation schematic.


While the thematic elements of the bicycle racks shall be determined by the artist, the content should recognize the strong Main Street Historic District, the sense of community, as well as recognizing and exemplify the contemporary nature of Main Street including its strong support of both the performing and visual arts.


Artists responding to this Request for Proposals will submit seven (7) copies of the proposal which should include the following information:

• Detailed description of artist’s proposal for the bicycle racks, including 1-3 images (sketch, rendering or digital rendering) illustrating your proposed work. Images can be submitted in digital format as jpegs (.jpg) or submitted as a hard copy on 8 ½ inches x 11 inches. For digital submissions, please format images to be a maximum of 800 x 600 pixels and a minimum of 720 x 480 pixels.
• Digital images of past work
Please provide up to 10 images of past work on a PC-compatible CD in a PowerPoint presentation. Please format slide images to be a maximum of 800 x 600 pixels and a minimum of 720 x 480 pixels. Each slide must include the artist’s name, title of the work, medium and size. If applicable, additional information such as the location, commissioning agency and budget could be included. Please keep the total size of PowerPoint presentations to a maximum of 2MB and the CD must be clearly labeled with the artist’s name and contact information.
• Artist’s biographical material, including resume and awards received
• Explanation of fabrication and installation capabilities;
• Examples of commissions that relate to this project;
• Client references;
• Approach to creating compelling and enduring artwork;
• Methodology for this project through design, fabrication, delivery, and installation;

Additionally, please provide a firm budget figure, not to exceed $4,000.00 per bicycle rack, for the project inclusive of all elements, given the proposed methodology and the scope of the project. The total fee should be broken down into the categories stated in the methodology.

Finalists shall be selected based solely on the information provided in the initial submission. Upon selection as a finalist, artists will be invited to interview with the Committee. The artist’s presentation at the interview should include a maquette of the proposed project.

Submit materials no later than 5 pm on Friday, December 14, 2012 to:
Littleton Museum
Attention: Lorena Donohue
6028 S. Gallup St.
Littleton, CO 80120

If you have any questions contact Lorena Donohue at 303-795-3950 or by email at


The selection of finalists for the project to design, fabricate, deliver, and install bicycle rack is scheduled for December 20, 2012. Interviews will be granted after review of budget, qualifications, and project details as stated in the Proposal, and will be scheduled for January 17, 2013. The commission for the project will be awarded on January 18, 2013 based on the results of the interviews. The artist selected will be bound by a contract with the City of Littleton. Artists awarded a commission will be notified by phone on or around January 18, 2013.

Independent Television Service Open Call

•Application Deadline


Communicate your program idea with as much detail as possible within three pages. Be sure to include the following:
A synopsis of the program
A treatment specifying how you will translate your story from page to screen
A discussion of theme, format, structure, style, and point of view
The anticipated audience for the program. Are there specific communities (for example, defined by geography, ethnicity, class, or generation) who are the target audience for this program? In what way is this audience not being currently served by public television? How have you addressed the needs and interests of this audience? What is your relationship and access to this community?
Reasons the program is appropriate for public television
The current status of the project

How to apply:

ITVS funds, distributes, and promotes new programs primarily for public television. We work with independent producers to create and present programs that take creative risks, advance issues and represent points of view not usually seen on public or commercial television. ITVS is committed to programming that addresses the needs of underserved and underrepresented audiences. We look for programs that bring new audiences to public television and that expand civic participation by bringing diverse voices into the public sphere.

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: Flatlanders & Surface Dwellers

Flatlanders & Surface Dwellers is a group exhibition featuring diverse visual art media that explore the intimate and exotic realm of surface texture that evokes visceral, multi-sensory responses. Throughout the history of art making, the artist’s relationship with surface has been a serious consideration. Renaissance artists, striving for illusion, expected the viewer to ignore the surface. Modernists embraced the surface and made it a primary consideration. Postmodernity does whatever it feels like with surface. Now, the digital revolution has allowed viewers to “interact with” the surfaces of gadgets; but still, an illusion is all that is ultimately permitted. This leaves the curious soul of the viewer with the desire to touch, connect, cut, penetrate, peel away and expose layers. As artists, we are aware that surface is ours to manipulate, whether it is a mask of superficiality, a final layer of honesty or a cloak of mystery. The book Flatland, written in 1884, is loosely referenced in the exhibition, as it provides a philosophical look at a two-dimensional world, exploring abstract concepts of shape, line and point, and highlighting “a world within the surface.” This exhibition is curated by guest curator Lea Anderson, and artists are selected by both invitation and this call for submissions.

Open to emerging and established contemporary artists working in all visual media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, fine craft, installation, digital media and video. Artists of diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Open to all visual artists at least 18 years or older. New works and/or installations are highly encouraged, and artworks proposed must have been created within the last four years. Proposed artworks will be considered within the theme of the exhibition, and must not have been previously shown in Albuquerque or the surrounding region.
All visual media will be considered. No entry fee for submissions.
• Submit requested materials no later than midnight, December 19, 2012
• Submit Online:
- Email submission materials (preferred) to:
- Mail CD/DVD with requested information to 516 ARTS, attn: Flatlanders, 516 Central Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you require the return of materials.
• Up to 8 images of available work:
Image format preferred jpeg files, size format at least 4”x6” at 300 dpi;
3-D or installation pieces are allowed a maximum of 3 representative images per piece;
Video or other electronic media are accepted on DVD or as web-based hyperlinks for review
• Title, year, media, dimensions for each piece
• Short artist biography in paragraph format (up to 100 words)
• Short artist’s statement about the work submitted (up to 100 words)
All work is handled by professional staff with the utmost care. Work is fully insured while at 516 ARTS. Please note that artists are responsible for covering partial cost of shipping (if needed). Work in the exhibition may be for sale or on loan from collections. If work is for sale, 516 ARTS retains the industry standard gallery commission of 50%, but we can make special arrangements with artists’ galleries if needed. If work is on loan, collectors can be credited in labels and publications.
516 ARTS will host and/or collaborate on a series of events during the exhibition, which may include panel discussions, artists’ talks, poetry, films or performances. The exhibition will be accompanied by an invitation postcard and a printed guide, brochure or catalog. It will be well-publicized through print and web.
Lea Anderson, Guest Curator, 516 ARTS,
For more information about 516 ARTS, contact Rhiannon Mercer, Assistant Director,, t. 505-242-1445