Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Call for Applicants: North Seattle Community College Mural Design Project (WA)

Deadline: November 1st, 2013
North Seattle Community College and the campus Arts Task Force are seeking an artist or artist team to design a dynamic, innovative mural on the exterior surface of a wall in the main entry to campus.
Eligibility: This project is open to all artists.
Design Budget: $5,000 to include design fees, a detailed list of materials needed, 3-5 speaking appearances on campus, artist compensation, travel expenses and any applicable taxes. Students in an advanced painting class under the direction of experienced faculty with expertise in mural execution will complete the actual creation/painting of the mural. The chosen artist will have the opportunity to speak with these students to express their vision for the mural.
Specifics:  The building wall is on a busy campus thruway and can be seen by many offices, as well as other campus pathways. The wall is concrete and is 87 inches high by 59.5 feet wide. It is required that the artist cover at least 80% of this area with the mural. The chosen design will successfully integrate a strong sense of design and composition with a sense of the campus community and values. The artwork will transform this large wall, currently used to hold a bulletin board with fliers, into a dynamic and representative vista welcoming the community to our campus and creating a sense of wonder to those walking by.
The artist’s design will be selected using the following criteria
• Successful integration of aesthetics and community themes in proposed design
• Quality and strength of artist’s past work as demonstrated in the submitted materials
• Demonstrated knowledge of the unique consideration of exterior murals and public spaces
• Ability to create a unique and engaging artwork appropriate in concept, materials and
scale for this project
Artists will submit 6 digital images of the design proposal and relevant past work Images should include how the design would look in the setting. Proposed design should be drawn to scale.
For more detailed information and to apply:
North Seattle Community College is situated north of Seattle’s downtown, west of I-5 in the Northgate neighborhood.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is looking for a Head Museum Photographer

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is looking for a Head Museum Photographer. Under direction, photographs artworks held by the Museums and from other collections for purposes of print and electronic reproduction, research, study, conservation treatment documentation, and internal database population; exercises care and skill in handling artwork; processes image files; produces color-accurate reference prints; troubleshoots and solves complex technical problems related to imaging; and performs related duties as required.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Prepares, sets up, arranges, and adjusts studio lighting and other professional photography equipment. Photographs artwork using a Hasselblad H4D-50 camera and other professional camera systems. Photographs artworks for print and electronic reproduction. Photographs Museum Stores material for advertisements, postcards, and other retail purposes. Documents complete museum environments, exhibitions, and gallery installations for FAMSF archive using still and video cameras. Photographs artwork in studio and gallery locations.
  2. Handles art safely and expertly in accordance with the FAMSF Guidelines for Art Handling in all aspects of photographing artwork.
  3. Processes files using professional image editing software (still and video). Prepares files for archiving and for print and electronic reproduction. Maintains an accurate color management workflow, including routine printer and monitor calibrations, and produces color-accurate reference prints.
  4. Undertakes activities and follows FAMSF protocols related to image capture of the art collections, including but not limited to, file naming, metadata entry, and image management. Uses various FAMSF systems in day-to-day work, including but not limited to, collection, asset management, and workflow management software.
  5. Maintains and makes minor repairs to photographic equipment. Estimates and orders supplies for photography purposes using the existing purchase-order system. Contacts service technicians as needed. Maintains accurate inventory of studio equipment.
  6. Stays abreast of current best practices in imaging and preservation standards, especially as applied to cultural heritage imaging, including camera systems, studio equipment, hardware, software, techniques, and digitization guidelines.
  7. Troubleshoots and solves complex technical problems and challenges related to imaging as they arise.
  8. Represents FAMSF in a professional manner to the museum community and to the public at large.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in photography or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Work Experience:  At least three years of increasingly responsible experience in various phases of digital photography and related photographic studio work in a museum environment, OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Considerable theoretical and working knowledge of the principles and techniques of studio lighting and digital photography with specific application to illustrative work.
  • Enthusiasm, desire, and ability to communicate the essence of fine artwork through photography.
  • Ability to take art direction and help curators and other non-imaging professionals realize their vision of photographic representation.
  • Ability and skill to use good judgment and ingenuity in solving complex problems in photographing 3D and 2D art objects for special purposes, and in handling irreplaceable works of art in compliance with FAMSF standards and guidelines. 
  • Excellent color acuity in order to color-correct digital files and produce guide prints.
  • Excellent facility with Mac and PC environments, image and video editing software, and color-management systems, including CMYK conversions.
  • Good facility with peripheral systems such as e-mail, collection management and asset management systems, and Internet browsers.
  • Outstanding organization skills, detail management, and follow-through.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Initiative and desire to research and learn new imaging technologies and to troubleshoot technical problems related to imaging.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player in a collaborative, collegial environment. 
  • Ability to take direction.
  • Ability to multi-task and respond with a sense of urgency to constantly changing priorities. 

This is a union position eligible for the Museums' benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance plus a generous time off package.
Hourly Rate of Pay: $25.05 (equivalent to a biweekly rate of $2,004)
Application Deadline: August 2, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Cultural Equity Grant Opportunities for San Francisco Artists

Deadline: August 2nd, 2013
Cultural Equity Grants - Now accepting applications for Cultural Equity Initiatives Levels I & IIIndividual Artist Commissions,  and Arts for Neighborhood Vitality.
Cultural Equity Initiatives grants are investments in capacity-building initiatives that ensure the artistic and cultural vitality and the sustainability of San Francisco’s arts organizations that are deeply rooted in historically underserved communities, such as African/American, Asian, Disabled, Latino, L/G/B/T, Native American, Pacific Islander, and Women.

Individual Artist Commissions grants award up to $10,000 to individual artists living and working in San Francisco, to stimulate the creation and presentation of high-quality works of art throughout the city’s neighborhoods. The program considers proposals for projects in alternating disciplines each year. We will consider proposals in fiscal year 2013–14, for performing arts – dance, theater, and music. Support for multi-disciplinary projects (within the disciplines being offered) are available each year.
Arts for Neighborhood Vitality supports publicly accessible neighborhood-centered art walks and festivals where art and culture are main components. Applicants may not apply for multiple grants. Grants are awarded directly to the applicant or fiscal sponsor responsible for managing the project and the budget.
About San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grants: These grants are offered in the spirit that all people who make up the city ought to have fair access to information, financial resources and opportunities for full cultural expression, as well as opportunities to be represented in the development of arts policy and the distribution of arts resources; that all the cultures and subcultures of the city are represented in thriving, visible arts organizations of all sizes; that new large-budget arts institutions, whose programming reflects the experiences of historically under-served communities, flourish.Website:

Call for International/National Applicants, Professional Creative Artists: Yaddo Residency

January 1st, for residencies starting May 1 of the same year, through February of the following year. August 1st, for residencies starting late October of the same year through May of the following year. The application portal for the August 1st deadline is now open.
Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and studio.
Eligibility:  Artists who qualify for Yaddo residencies are working at the professional level in their fields. An abiding principal at Yaddo is that applications for residency are judged on the quality of the artist’s work and professional promise. Yaddo accepts approximately 200 artists each year. There are no publication, exhibition or performance requirements for application.
Yaddo encourages artists of all backgrounds to apply for admission. Yaddo does not discriminate in its programs and activities against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disability, HIV status, or veteran status.
Fees: There is no fee for residency. Yaddo’s nonrefundable application fee is $30, to which is added a fee for media uploads ranging from $5 to $10, depending on the discipline. Application fees must be paid by credit card.
Artistic Disciplines:  Five admissions panels consider applications to Yaddo in the following disciplines
  1. Literature, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, translation, and librettos
  2. Visual Art, including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media and installation art
  3. Music Composition, including instrumental forms, vocal forms, electronic music, music for film, and sound art.
  4. Performance, including choreography, performance art, multi-media and/or collaborative works incorporating live performance.
  5. Film & Video, including narrative, documentary and experimental films, animation, and screenplays
Applicants should apply to the Admissions Panel that best represents the project they wish to undertake should they be invited for a residency. Applicants may apply to only one admissions panel, and in one genre, at a time. Applicants with concerns about choice of panel should contact the Program Director before submitting an application.
Application Guidelines:
Application Instructions:
Website link:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Home/s, media art exhibition

After the exhibition 'Neighborhood X.0' (2012) in Ankara and a series of exhibitions under the title 'PARABOLE' (running until 25/07/2013) in several cities in Bulgaria, ArtUP! is preparing the next exhibition 'Home/s' in collaboration with the Benaki Museum in Athens.

ArtUP! invites artists from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey to submit their work for the exhibition 'Home/s' that will take place in Athens and will be curated by Daphne Dragona and Katerina Gkoutziouli.

The exhibition 'Home/s' will take place from October 11 to November 17, 2013 at the Benaki Museum (Pireos Annex) in Athens. 'Home/s' will be also presented online on the ArtUP! website.

Any artist from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey, whose work is media based is eligible to apply.

The new ARTUP! exhibition wishes to offer possible answers to these questions and to comment on the different ways of 'feeling at home' in the networked era. It will particularly examine how a new sense of belonging has been shaped with the proliferation of networked technologies, which is enabled by our mediated presence and empowered by affect. Are these innumerous connections built among citizens from different countries in periods of insurrection and unrest the new home for the many? Are the possibilities given for borderless communication the answer for the ones that need to be on the move? Are we really home within the networks? And how can technology capture, affect or change our feeling of belonging?

The selected artists will be informed within a month after the deadline of submissions. Each artist will receive a remuneration of € 200,00.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Scholarships available for investigative reporting class

Journalists interested in improving their investigative reporting skills can attend this course in Slovenia.

Organized by the The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), the course is open to midcareer journalists, young journalists and editors. It will take place Aug. 25-31.
A limited number of full scholarships are available for journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia. Applicants must have at least three years of journalism experience. Applications for scholarships must be received by Aug. 5.
The regular course fee is EUR€790 (US$1,035) and is all-inclusive, covering tuition, room and all meals. Fees also include BIRN’s published textbook “Digging Deeper: A Guide for Investigative Journalists in the Balkans.”
English is the working language of the course.
Standard applications must be received by Aug. 12.
Applicants must submit a completed application form, letter of motivation, C.V. and sample of work (for scholarship applicants only).
For more information, click here

The Open Society Arts and Culture Grants Program

Projects that aim to draw on the power of culture to help build open societies in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Moldova, Mongolia, and Turkey, and that involve one of the following activities:

Cultural production
Creating or strengthening cultural platforms
Professional development and capacity-building

The Open Society Arts and Culture Program works at the nexus of arts, culture, human rights, and social advocacy. Through its grant program, the program strives to encourage broad-based critical reflection and catalyze social action in parts of the world where open societies are absent or weak, and where the cultural rights of minority groups are endangered.


Please note that the Open Society Arts and Culture Program, which worked in Central Asia and the Caucausus and support Roma artists is closing this year so the grants you reference above are no longer being offered. See: Note, though, that many other parts of the foundation network globally continue to support the arts and the support for documentary photography continues:

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Joan Wakelin Bursary 2013 for Photojournalists

The Guardian/Royal Photographic Society Joan Wakelin Bursary each year offers a bursary of £2,000 for the production of a photo essay on an overseas social documentary issue.

Entry for the bursary is free of charge and is open to all photographers, of any age and nationality. Applicants should submit a written proposal outlining their photo essay subject, in a maximum of 500 words, along with 6-8 images, measuring 1400 pixels as the longest dimension at 72DPI, evidencing their approach to the medium and photographic ability.
Applications should include their full postal address, e-mail address and a day time and evening telephone number
Applications are via e-mail ONLY and should be submitted to  Please insert ‘Wakelin 2013’ in the subject box.

Closing date for applications Friday 26 JULY 2013

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in August at The Guardian offices, in London, and the winning photo essay will be published by Guardian News and Media, and The Royal Photographic Society Journal in the Spring 2014. 
Please telephone or email Jo Macdonald, Awards Manager, on 01225 325721 or for further details.

For further information please contact Jo Macdonald on 01225 325721 or

In addition to the Joan Wakelin Hon FRPS Bursary The Royal Photographic Society is very pleased to announce a major new initiative in offering a number of different bursary schemes for the benefit of young image makers. These have been made possible by funding from a number of different sources that include income from The Society's investments and legacies. They are available for members and non-members. Please click here for further information.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Call for Container Man Expo Musicians-in-Residency

This is a one-month residency between Oct 1 to Nov 3, 2013, in which artists are expected to create new compositions using CM instruments only (no traditional instruments).  The Residency offers food, housing, studio sound facility and the opportunity to stage the artist’s new composition at the CM Expo Festival. The Residency does not provide cash stipend, travel expenses or performance fee.

At the end of the Residency period, artists are required to perform his/her music composition (length about 10-minute, no more than 20-minute) at the CM Composition Expo on Nov 2nd and/or Nov 3rd.  In conjunction with the CM Expo, there will be a competition, the best 10 compositions chosen will be published in CD, and one best composition will received a cash award of $1,000. In addition, the top 3 musicians/group get to stage their concert at CAI facility in the future date.

International applicants are welcome. Accepted artists are responsible for their own work materials (i.e., special sound effects/equipment) as well as transportation to and from CAI. The program is otherwise offered at no cost to accepted artists. To defray the cost of travel, we urge artists apply for travel grant from their respective country. CAI will provide chosen artists invitation letter for visa application and home-country travel grant application.

Application Deadline is July 30, 2013.

Submit: Brief bio (1 page), link to video clip on website, and/or one CD (post mail to: 68 Quarry Road, Acton, MA 01720)

No application fee. Applications submitted online are preferred. Applicants must be over the age of 21.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Oxford Left Review Seeks Submissions

We are now accepting contributions to the autumn issue of the Oxford Left Review.

The Oxford Left Review is the termly journal of the intellectual left in Oxford. It brings together the latest left-wing thinking and writing, is a forum for academics, students and activists to share and develop left-wing thought, and enables Oxford to contribute to the (inter-)national debate.

We welcome essays on any political and cultural topic and reviews of books or events. The style can be academic, polemical or journalistic. We are also interested in contributions of alternative formats such as interviews, debate pieces, artwork and creative writing.

Our word limit for extended essays is 3500 words, and 1500 for book reviews (but let us know if you need more/less space). Articles will be published both online and in print. The deadline is Sunday 13th October (1st week of Michaelmas term). Please send your draft articles and pitches to the editors at, have a look at our latest issue and ‘like’ visit our facebook page for updates. We are looking forward to your contribution!

We are also looking for someone to take responsibility for the journal’s layout / web-presence, so please get in touch if either of that sounds interesting to you.

Best wishes,
The Editorial Team


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Nelimarkka Residence: the Bothnia Biennale from the 9th September-19th October 2014 “JOURNEYS”

Autumn 2014 applicants are encouraged to take part to the Bothnia Biennale 2014.

The  Bothnia Biennale    from the 9th September-19th October  2014  “JOURNEYS”

The Nelimarkka Residence (the Regional Art Museum of Southern Ostrobothnia and Nelimarkka Museum)  participates to the Bothnia Biennale 2014. Nelimarkka Museum is one possible place to various art happenings /events/ placements.  Autumn 2014 artist-in-residence  applicants    are encouraged  to take part to the Bothnia Biennale 2014. 

Please notice that the  call   for  proposals   runs until the 16th August 2013  (Arts Promotion Centre Finland where  the documents must arrive no later than 16th of August 2013). 

Artist-in-residence application should be sent to Nelimarkka Residence if you like to stay here or use our premises/area.

The open call opens on the 3rd April and runs until the 16th August 2013. The programme is open to proposals from artists of all disciplines ranging from visual arts, crafts, film and literature to the performing arts, dance, music and theatre. Artists are encouraged to be active in forming cross-disciplinary collaborations as these will be prioritized in the selection process.


By sending in a project proposal of no more than two sides A4, together with images of previous works or projects or a link to your work online.

Criteria: the theme “Journeys” and a cross-disciplinary aspect; 2-3 different art forms, partnerships between artists of different disciplines; collaborative or interactive work involving the general public, where possible.

Participants must cover their own production costs but various grants are available.

Application  to the address:

Norah Nelson

Taiteen edistämiskeskus /TAIKE

Rantalinna, Rantakatu, 65100 Vaasa


Initiated by the Centre for Arts Promotion in Finland (, it is intended as a collaborative project between as many institutions, groups and individual practitioners within the area’s creative and cultural sector as possible. Its main purpose is to raise the profile of the creative community and promote collaboration within it by crossing traditionally held boundaries, merging art forms and forming new working relationships. The event will also host international artists and curators, creating a universal dialogue about subjects such as the nature of communication across boundaries through exhibitions, performances and encounters.

Please see more information  norah.nelson(at)

Project proposal (Finnish)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Telfer Gallery Call for Proposals

  • Location: Glasglow, Scotland
  • Deadline: August 16, 2013
  • Duration: February-December 2014
  • Eligibility: Open to any applicant from all creative disciplines
  • Costs & Support: Gallery space will be provided at all times
  • URL:
We are currently seeking proposals for new work to be considered for our 2014 programme. Residencies/exhibitions will run between February and December 2014. We welcome applicants from all creative disciplines.
The Telfer Gallery provides a platform for focused experimentation as well as a space for artists to explore and expand their practice. Each selected individual or group will be offered a period of residency in the space preceding an exhibition, which will be arranged in conversation with the committee.
The Telfer Gallery will provide the following:
  • A 60 square metre gallery space
  • 24-hour access to gallery space
  • A support network encompassing two project managers, gallery committee, and the surrounding 31 artist studios placed within the building
  • Marketing and promotion of events including printed materials
  • Optional discussion groups and critical development workshops
  • Technical and installation support
For more information:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Frankfurter Kunstverein / Deutsche Börse Residency Program

The stay of the residents vary between three weeks up to ten weeks. The Program enables artists, curators or mediators to do research or realise a project with the focus on the city of Frankfurt and/ or that is connected with an institution in Frankfurt. The participation on the program is by invitation or application.

Inquieries can be send to Jule Hillgärtner hillgaertner(at)

Situated on the second floor of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, the residency is an apartment facility and a work and living space for international artists, curators and art mediators. The idea is to integrate the residents into the program of Frankfurter Kunstverein and into the cultural life of the city of Frankfurt. Cultural exchange, artistic production and education are the centre of this very special initiative.

The stay of the residents vary between three weeks up to ten weeks. The Program enables artists, curators or mediators to do research or realise a project with the focus on the city of Frankfurt and/ or that is connected with an institution in Frankfurt. The participation on the program is by invitation or application.

Inquieries can be send to Jule Hillgärtner hillgaertner(at)

Situated on the second floor of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, the residency is an apartment facility and a work and living space for international artists, curators and art mediators. The idea is to integrate the residents into the program of Frankfurter Kunstverein and into the cultural life of the city of Frankfurt. Cultural exchange, artistic production and education are the centre of this very special initiative.

Monday, July 15, 2013


23rd June—8th September '13
In partnership with the Barry Flanagan Foundation, Flat Time House is accepting applications for an artist's residency to begin in November 2013.

FTHo, the former home and studio of artist John Latham, which he designated a 'living sculpture', will operate as a base for interrogating sculpture as a subject of research, rather than a static artform or medium. The residency will involve time spent in the John Latham and Barry Flanagan Archives.

The play of shifting dimensions and the play of paradox inherent in the work of Barry Flanagan was reflected in his interest in 'pataphysics, a science that rests 'on the truth of contradictions and exceptions', a systematic approach to undermining all systems that is also reflected in the work of his former teacher John Latham. PHYNANCE, named from a pataphysical reference in a drawing by Flanagan aims to continue and facilitate such approaches to sculptural production.

The selected artist will be provided with accommodation, studio, stipend and a production budget towards new work. The artist will be selected from an open call, with the 4 month residency resulting in a public exhibition and publication in 2014. We are seeking applications from artists who have been working professionally for 5 years. We welcome international applications.

The residency selection panel consists of Mike Nelson (Artist) Jo Melvin (Barry Flanagan Foundation), Claire Louise Staunton (Curator, FTHo) and Jon Wood (Research Curator, Henry Moore Institute).

The residency includes a 2000 pound budget towards the production of new work, a 2000 pound stipend and up to 350 pounds towards travel expenses. Flat Time House will offer a self contained artist's residence with en-suite bathroom. Adjoining kitchen facilities are shared with FTHo's staff.

The deadline for applications is September 8 2013. The residency is to begin late November 2013 and run until late March 2014.

Artists will be judged primarily on the quality of their work, but also on the potential of their practice to translate into a new body of work that re-examines the role of sculpture.

Please email with a single pdf file no larger than 3mb containing:

- Statement outlining the proposed direction of research and development of new work during the residency (max 500 words)
- General statement on your practice (max 500 words)
- CV
- 12 images max of recent work and/or links to audio visual work hosted online

OR send us a data CD containing a single pdf (with the above information) and sound/video files to arrive no later than September 8 2013. Please post to Flat Time House, 210 Bellenden Road, London SE15 4BW

Friday, July 12, 2013

BigCi residency - Australia

BigCi residency on the edge of the Australian largest National Park

a space for initiatives of emerging, mid-career and established artists

Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives – BigCi – provides a space for initiatives of emerging, mid-career and established artists from various fields such as the Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Photography, Sculpture, Hybrid

Painters, sculptors, multimedia artists, performance artists, musicians, composers, filmmakers and any other creative souls are invited to apply for the residency.

Curators, artistic directors, visionaries and ideas people are invited to propose events, gatherings, exhibitions and other creative initiatives.

Artists are welcome to stay for an agreed period of time either in the house or the studio – depending on availability – to create new work, develop new ideas, or work on their projects. The work space will depend on your requirements. The vision is that the extraordinary beauty of the surroundings will create a ground for professional development. The house, studio and bushland are available for all kinds of initiatives. Each project will be agreed on individually. Proposals are welcome throughout the year - no submission deadlines apply.

It is recommended that proposals are submitted well in advance.

More info at:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Balkankult Mobility Fund

The Balkankult Mobility Fund (BMF) has risen out of the need of the cultural sector for intensified trans-border mobility. The BMF supports either traveling, accomodation or participation of artists and practitioners, including cultural researchers.

In the first place, BMF supports the mobility of Western Balkan cultural operators in Europe. Other European cultural practitioners are also welcome to apply for BMF grants in order to travel to the Western Balkans.

Mobility Fund offers funding for:
• Artists’ exchange
• Tours by individual artists to key international events
• Conferences
• Partnerships with industry associations (publishers, performing arts companies, commercial art and craft galleries)

The call for proposals is open throughout the calendar year.


Balkankult Mobility Fund

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Australia Council for the Arts - Funding Guide

A total of 1,897 grants and projects were funded, including 917 grants to individual artists (emerging, mid-career and established) and 1,085 grants to small, medium and large organisations. Our grants covered a wide range of activities including the creation, presentation, publication, performance, and exhibition of artistic works.


Individuals, groups and organisations can apply to the Australia Council for funding. Individuals must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status in Australia. Proof of citizenship or residency may be required.

Applications may be accepted from non-Australian individuals or organisations for projects that meet the purpose of the category and mainly involve artists or artsworkers who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

How to apply:

The Australia Council for the Arts offers a broad range of grants for Australian artists and arts organisations. In 2010 –11, we invested over $163 million in artists and arts organisations to support Australian artists to make art for Australian and international audiences.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

ERSTE Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Curators

ERSTE Foundation offers three fellowships for emerging curators from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia to take part in the curatorial course at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg.
The ERSTE Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Curators will cover room and board, travel expenses and the participation fee for the course.
Each fellowship is worth EUR 1300,- and consists of the following items:
450,- course fee
200,- travel expenses
300,. per diems
350,- accommodation costs (i.e. single room at student hostel, 14 nights).
Further info:

Tranzit is a network working independently in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia since 2002.
Tranzit generates deep experience in the local artistic and intellectual biotopes in relation with continuity, a re-assessment of contemporary history (arising chiefly from the artistic catharsis of the 1960s and ’70s) and in challenging the canons, geographies and master narratives of postwar European (art) histories. The aim of tranzit is to act translocally, i.e. in constant dialectics between local and global cultural narratives.
c/o Springerin
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna

Job Opening Associate Curator Performa

Performa is seeking an ambitious, experienced, and proactive Associate Curator to oversee the coordination of curatorial activities for Performa programs including, Performa 13 (November 1-24, 2013), a major international contemporary art biennial in New York City. This is a key position within the highly collaborative Performa team and reports directly to the Founding Director/Chief Curator, RoseLee Goldberg. The Associate Curator will assist and advise in all areas of program development including the Performa Biennial, the newly established Performa Institute, touring exhibitions and other international programming.
Salary and benefits: Commensurate with experience.
To apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to job[@] with “Associate Curator –(Your Name)” in the subject line. All cover letters should be directed to RoseLee Goldberg. No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Performa, a multidisciplinary non profit arts organization established by RoseLee Goldberg in 2004, is dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth-century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. Performa is the leading international organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of performance in the history of 20th century art and to generating new directions for the 21st century, engaging artists and audiences through experimentation, innovation, and collaboration. Centered on the Performa biennial and New York City, Performa’s unique commissioning, touring, and year-round education programs, involving all disciplines, forge a new course for contemporary art and culture.

100 West 23rd St, Fl 5

New York, NY 10011
T: 212 366 5700
F: 212 366 5743

Monday, July 8, 2013

Job Opening: Curatorial Assistant, Futurism, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking a Curatorial Assistant for the Futurism exhibition. As a member of the Curatorial Department, the Curatorial Assistant, is responsible for assisting with research for an upcoming exhibition on Italian Futurism and for the establishment and maintenance of records, databases and files related to the exhibitions.

The Guggenheim offers a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental, life, disability, and retirement plan coverage. Our staff also enjoys generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, access to a variety of cultural institutions, discounts to museum stores, and a stimulating and collegial work environment.

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to Indicate the job title “Curatorial Assistant, Futurism” in the subject line.

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods. The Guggenheim realizes this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience through its unique network of museums and partnerships. With nearly three million annual visitors worldwide, the Guggenheim and its network is one of the most visited cultural institutions in the world.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Phone: 212 423 3500

Cacis el Forn de la Calç - Residency in Spain

Brief description of organisation

CACIS is a production and exhibition center located in a rural area in central Catalonia. Surrounded by fields and forests in an old lime explotation.

Here, history and nature come together with contemporary art. Installations and interventions are created in situ or in response to the landscape, which provides inspiration for new dance and music.

Duration of residencies: 2 weeks

Number of artists resident at one time: 4

Expenses paid by artist: Travel, supplies, food.

Expectations of the artist: Presentation, leading workshop or class, cleaning, exhibition or donation of an artwork.


Private Apartment

Working language(s)


Other activities happening at the space

Open Studios


UK Artists' international development fund

The programme is open to artists of any artform:
- who have received recognition for their work in England
- who do not have extensive international experience
- whose work will benefit from launching better international networks - either artistically or in terms of developing an audience for their work
- who can demonstrate an interest in their work from an overseas partner/host

Individual artists, including creative producers, curators and editors, can apply. Although the Artists' international development programme is aimed at individual artists, small groups of artists who normally collaborate in their work can also apply. This could include, for example, musicians and visual artists who usually create work together, or writers and their translators. If the group does not have a shared bank account, awards to successful applicants would be made to the lead artist named on the application form, but all members of the group would be jointly responsible for the award.

Arts Council England


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Environmental journalism fellowship available

Journalists from outside the United States can apply for a semester-long scholarship. Those from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.

The Earth Journalism Scholars Program is inviting journalists to attend the University of California-Berkeley (UCB) for the spring semester of 2014 to take classes on journalism and environmental issues. The program is the result of a collaboration between Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and UCB’s Graduate School of Journalism.
The program is intended for midcareer journalists who have shown dedication and skill in covering environmental issues. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
The program will cover travel, lodging and tuition costs. Scholars will also receive a modest stipend to cover basic living expenses.
The deadline to apply is July 9.
For more information, click here.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Call for candidates The 5th Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award: theme IRAN

Created in 2009, the purpose of the Carmignac Gestion photojournalism award is to grant EUR 50,000 in funding for a photo-reportage carried out over a period of several months on a specific, topical subject. 

With the profession in the grips of an unprecedented financing crisis, and the risks taken by freelance photographers the subject of much debate, the Carmignac Gestion Foundation wished to sponsor the delving work of photojournalists. Their dedication to depicting the truth requires knowledge of the country and experience of the terrain in order to represent the situation in all its complexity.
The Carmignac Foundation promotes the award via an exhibition in Paris and the publication of a monograph. It also purchases four of the photographs included in the report.
Deadline for submitting entries: September 30th 2013


In 2013, for the fifth award, nominators, past members of juries since the 2009 launch of the Carmignac Gestion Award, may suggest up to three candidates to the independent jury.
The New York Times, the City of Paris Museum of Modern Art, The Times, the Pompidou Centre, Géo, Polka, XXI, the Forma foundation, Le Monde, the British Journal of Photography and AFP were represented in former juries.

Selection process

septembeR 30 - OCTOBER 25 2013:

The three members of the 2013 preselection committee - Dimitri Beck, editor of Polka magazine, Valérie Fougeirol, independent photography curator, and Nathalie Gallon, director of the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award - will shortlist between 10 and 14 candidates. The entries, comprising the written project and photographs sent by the photojournalists, will be submitted and presented to the jurors.
The nominators will declare their candidate choices and their entries on the theme of Iran will be submitted directly to the jury on 30 October. These entries will be seen by the preselection committee.
Only members of the jury may vote on the winner. The preselection committee and Carmignac Gestion staff members are not allowed to vote.

octobER 30 2013:

The jury, composed of photographers and key figures from the international photography scene, will meet in Paris.
  • François Hebel, President
  • Reza
  • Jérôme Sessini
  • Christian Caujolle
  • Anahita Ghabaian
  • Jean-Pierre Perrin
  • Sam Stourdzé
  • Celina Lunsford
  • Mark Sealy
  • The winner of the 4th Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism award

The name of the winning candidate will be kept confidential for security reasons.

the organiser reserves the right to take the exhibition to other locations, subject to the photographer's approval