Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Seeking artist for public art at the Argo Cascades in Ann Arbor

The deadline for submission is 11AM on Thursday, March 6th.

Project budget: $115,000.

The City of Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission invite artists to submit for the commission of the design and installation of public art at Argo Cascades. The Cascades replace the canoe portage past Argo Dam at the site of the Huron River millrace. They were installed in late 2011. The river will be the theme of the artwork and the art will indentify it as an asset and water resource.

For more information, go to www.a2gov.org/aapac. Please review the Statement of Qualifications to submit.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism

The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism offers qualified journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics and finance in a year-long, full-time program administered by the journalism school. Fellows take courses at Columbia's graduate schools of journalism, business, law and international affairs; participate in off-the-record seminars and dinner meetings with corporate executives, economists and academics; and attend briefings and field trips to New York-based media companies and financial institutions.
The program is designed to meet the public interest in business and economics news and the demand for trained editors and reporters in the field. In scope and depth, it is considered the most comprehensive business journalism fellowship in the country.

Eligible Knight-Bagehot fellows may qualify for a Master of Science degree in journalism upon completion of this rigorous program.

Conducted during Columbia’s academic year from August through May, the fellowship accepts up to 10 fellows each year. Fellows receive free tuition plus a stipend to offset living expenses in New York City. For the 2014 academic year, a stipend of $55,000 will be granted to each fellow. Housing is available in a Columbia-affiliated facility.

The fellowship is named for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, of Miami, which has established an endowment for the program; and Walter Bagehot, the 19th-century editor of The Economist. The Knight Foundation has been the principal sponsor of the fellowship since 1987. The program also depends on grants from a number of other charitable foundations, corporations and publishing organizations for a portion of its annual budget.

The fellowship’s sponsors have no role in the selection of fellows or the organization of the fellowship’s curriculum, which are controlled by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Open Call for Art Professionals to take part in residencies at The A-I-R Laboratory, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

The Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle and the City of Warsaw invite art professionals: curators, organisers, researchers and managers to apply for one-month long residencies in frames of Artists-In-Residence Laboratory programme at the CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. The A-I-R Laboratory has been organizing an international residency programme at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw since 2002. The notion of "RE-DIRECTING" refers here to a need to facilitate collaborations with art initiatives from regions with which the A-I-R Laboratory hasn't had an opportunity to collaborate so far. This open call is the first phase of the project, and will shortly be followed by artistic residencies and small exhibitions. These will be jointly prepared by the invited art professionals and CCA's curators on the basis of mutual recognition and research into the respective artistic and socio-political contexts giving rise to the artistic and cultural activities of all parties concerned.

Eligible countries:
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Moldova, Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen.

A month long residencies in April, May, June 2013.

Submission deadline: 28.02.2013.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

German fellowship for European journalists

European journalists who are fluent in German can apply for a fellowship in Berlin.
The program is organized by the Internationales Journalisten-Kolleg Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin.

The fellowship is aimed to help journalists 35 years and under to develop their professional network in Germany and other European countries, to acquire training and to learn the role of media in the development of the democratic society.

The program runs October - July annually. Highly qualified journalists in either staff positions or freelance employment with several years of professional experience, not currently residing in Berlin, are eligible to apply. The centerpiece of the application is a proposal for a scientific-journalistic project to be pursued in Berlin.

Superior Fellowships and Standard Fellowships are available, each with a monthly stipend.
The program is supported by the German Service of Academic Exchanges (DAAD).
The application deadline was January 31, but has been extended to February 28.
For more information, click here

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mediterranea16 Young Artists Biennial Open Call

Bjcem and the City of Ancona announce the launch of Mediterranea16 Young Artists Biennial, an international multidisciplinary event, taking place in Ancona, Italy, from June 6th to July 7th 2013, bringing together more the 250 artists.

Started in 1985, the Biennial takes place every two years in a different city in the Mediterranean area focusing on young artists and creators. Bjcem is an international network with more than 70 members and partners from Europe, Middle East and Africa which, thanks to their support, make the event possible ensuring the participation of artists from the territories they represent.

The call is open to visual artists, filmmakers, writers, performers, musicians, designers and cultural researchers under the age of 35 (born after December 31st 1977). Artists have to present one specific proposal related to the concept. There are no submission fees and the opportunity is open to everyone regardless of gender, religion, social and political behaviours. Artists that have participated in more than one previous edition can’t apply, priority will be given to artists that have never attended the event.


Artists will be selected by the curatorial team composed by: Charlotte Bank, Alessandro Castiglioni, Nadira Laggoune, Delphine Leccas, Slobodne Veze/Loose Associations, Marco Trulli and Claudio Zecchi. They will co-operate as a collective for the selection of the artists and the design of the event.
The curators will select the participants on the basis of the presented materials. Their decision is final and not subject to appeal. The results will be documented in a report, presenting the reasons for the choice of artists. Quality of work and how well your proposal meets the concept will be basic selection criteria.
If your work is selected you will be invited to attend the event and present your work. The organisation will provide shipment of the work, insurance, installation, production of site specific projects, travel, board and lodging and support for visa requests.
No fees will be provided for the artists participating in the Biennial.

How to participate
Please submit using the online application (the application form has to be filled in in english): https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=%2AeKzq1PCOSZAiJKmzer4kg
The submission of an application automatically implies the complete acceptance of the present regulations.
The present announcement shall be governed by the law of the country in which you send your application.
N.B. Artists coming from Austria, France, Italy and Spain are strongly recommended to read the FAQs below.
N.B. Currently the call is not open on Portuguese territory.

The title is: ERRORS ALLOWED, which focuses on regimes of knowledge and self generated education strategies in the arts and their reflection on the broader society.
We invite artists to participate in this international open call, in order to offer their views on the concept with the aim of bringing a number of different contributions to rethinking society as a place where Utopian ideas still reside, as well as investigating the idea of education that goes beyond its current status of simply offering tools and services  to increase one’s personal competitiveness on the labour market.

We encourage risk taking, freedom of thinking, imagining and acting, and the re-conceptualization of the present, developing critical potential and questioning hegemonic systems.
In the last two years many countries from the Mediterranean area has seen massive economic, political and social changes. How have these changes influenced the production of art? Considering the general instability and the continuing fluctuations we decided to explore this and the potential of the social, cultural and political transition and to exhibit artists who are working on experimental forms, questioning the role of art in the society.

This new socio-economic situation has led to new forms of artistic production: artists have to a large degree changed their way of working, from individual to collective practices, with a growing interest in anonymous works and actions and a renewed focus on the idea of the public space as  a ground for narrative  practices. This has been paralleled by an increasing necessity to re-claim urban spaces  for citizenship’s practices, experimenting new forms of understanding  in the society.

More over, in this multidimensional crisis context, the simple act of meeting, discussing and sharing ideas implies the possibility of expanding the spectrum of our own views, skills and awareness. It is not just a purely practical opportunity but a necessity in terms of planning self strategies of evolution.
Finally, it means to take possession of a common narration (method) and, therefore, of a community (principle) which can propel the process of sharing. Implementing narrations and stories growing for cellular proliferation, without boundaries. This  process follows a circular path and it is set in a collective space, where free and independent practices of learning and artistic production occur.
These “Informal strategies“ are employed in many regions of the world not out of choice but  a necessity born out of limitations due to factors such as class, ethnicity or the degree of social connectedness. With access to official education severely limited, self-education – undertaken individually by seeking alternative means of learning or through a process of sharing and exchange – represents a powerful form of resistance. In this way, self-education becomes an active and dynamic reaction to the attempt to impose set patterns of knowledge, typical of systems run by state authoritarianism and censorship.

This Biennial also deals with resistance, in every possible form, to the regimes of knowledge. That’s why we are looking for artists who pursue, challenge and push the limits of their work, investigating: possible realities, structures and systems of communication, dynamics of information, methodologies of educations and the practices of sharing.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Social Justice Reporting for a Global America: International Reporting Fellowship Program for U.S.-based Journalists

Plagued by the twin challenges of a slow economy and digital disruption, many U.S. news organizations are cutting back on foreign coverage and are shrinking their editorial staffs.
But journalists can play an essential role in raising awareness around international social justice issues, including women’s rights, corruption, human trafficking, poverty, religious tolerance, environmental issues, migration and education.

It is with this in mind that ICFJ announces the Social Justice Reporting for a Global America Program, sponsored by the Ford Foundation.
Through this fellowship, U.S.-based journalists gain foreign reporting experience and an opportunity to cover important international social justice issues around the world.
Similar to ICFJ's "Bringing Home the World Fellowship for Minority Journalists," the Social Justice Reporting for a Global America Program is open to all U.S.-based journalists.
Applicants must present a project proposal in their application, detailing the reporting project they would be interested in pursuing.
The deadline for submitting applications is February 8, 2013.

Selected journalists attend a week-long orientation at ICFJ’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., in May 2013, where they will fine-tune their reporting projects and will gain new reporting skills to work overseas. Following orientation, fellows will report in the field for up to two weeks. Upon returning to the United States, they will finish their stories and broadcast or publish them by September 30, 2013.
Journalists interested in this opportunity can apply here.

Keyholder Residency Program $1,000 Stipend


The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long, starting on April 1st and October 1st each year, and they take place in the shared Artists’ Studio, including the solvent/etching area and the darkroom.

Keyholders work independently, in a productive atmosphere alongside other contemporary artists. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; print-making skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking techniques is available for new Keyholders. Technical assistance is not included in the program, but is available at additional cost.

Participation is competitive. Applications are evaluated by a rotating committee of artists, critics, curators, and art professionals based on the quality of submitted artwork. A total of 8 artists are awarded the residency annually. Artists based in the New York City area and without access to a studio space are encouraged to apply.

Keyholder Residency includes:
• 24-hour shared studio access
• $1,000 stipend
• storage space
• basic supplies (newsprint, blotters, solvents, cleaners)
• one free class in printmaking and consultations with Master Printers
• 20% discount on all Printshop classes
• free career development workshops
• free digital documentation of selected works produced during the residency
• inclusion in the Printshop's permanent collection
• opportunities to show new work in exhibitions and other public events presented by the Printshop

Program for Emerging Curators | Ise Cultural Foundation

PEC (Program for Emerging Curators) is an opportunity for emerging curators to undertake the challenge of presenting a show in a non-profit art gallery in New York. The Ise Cultural Foundation gallery will select proposals submitted by curators. Curators selected through the program will present their exhibit in the ISE Cultural Foundation gallery space in SOHO.

*The length of exhibition at the gallery in SOHO, NY is for 5-6 weeks.
*The size of the gallery is approximately 2000 SQ/FT.
*Grant of $1,000.00 per exhibition.
*We do not accept the proposal by email.

How to apply:

ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery in New York was established in 1984 as a non-profit organization to support mostly emerging, under-represented artists and curators by providing the opportunities of exhibition in New York City.

ISE Cultural Foundation
Attn: PEC Program
555 Broadway,
New York, NY 10012


Friday, February 1, 2013

New Visual & Performing Arts Fund for People with Disabilities / Mental Health Difficulties in Ireland

Applications are being sought from people with disabilities working or studying in the arts who require financial support for the year 2013. The scheme is open to people interested in a wide range of visual and performing arts – from painting, sculpture and graphic art to film and drama, music and dance.

The closing date for the first year of the Rehab Visual and Performing Arts Fund is Thursday, February 28th 2013.


The Rehab Group today (January 3rd 2013) announced details of its new Visual and Performing Arts Fund which will provide €150,000 over the next five years to promote careers in the arts for people with disabilities and people with mental health difficulties.