Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Workshop Foundation AIR

Dance, Performing Arts
Hungarian, English
The first presentation offers a possibility to present a rough work-out of the artistic concept in a studio, with the integration of the audience as an active part of the performance.
The second step is a work-in-progress show in a (theatre) studio with minimal lights and technical help, with audience feedback-round at the end.
The closing evening of the residency program at the end of the third step is a theatre performance where participating pairs present the results of their research work.
14th October to 18th December, 2013
Rehearsal space, financial support, accommodation, travel costs (one trip to Budapest and back).
For artist/creative who:
  • are experienced and curious to research into the subject of improvisation in dance
  • wish to collaborate with Hungarian colleagues from a different art field
  • have participated or currently are participating in any DÉPARTS program or were/are students of P.A.R.T.S. -  this can be an advantage, but not necessary!

The residency takes place within the frame of "Research into the Unknown", a program that aims at encouraging artists to research on improvisation as an artistic tool, as a means of creation in contemporary dance. The program offers an intensive researching opportunity for artists/creators and focusing on the creative process, on the research itself rather then creating a performance. The program is made up of three consecutive steps, in each step the research period is followed by a presentation where  audience plays an important role by giving feedback and dialogue with the artists / creators.

What is the aim of the program?
The aim of the program is to encourage artists/creators who are researching improvisation as an artistic tool in the field of contemporary dance and other art forms. Each semester one Hungarian and one foreign artist/creator participate in the residency program. They choose a partner / artist from another art-form, with whom they venture into the Unknown with the tool of improvisation.

How to apply?
Please send the listed materials via e-mail or by post to the Workshop Foundation:
  • completed application form (including concept description and from which artform you would like to choose your partner) Please pay attention to the characters required in the form. WSF will not accept project descriptions beside the form.
  • detailed CV – max.2 pages
  • portrait of yourself,
  • other photos and video of your work (DVD, CD-ROM, VHS, it is also sufficient to provide a link if your video is available on a web page)
September 2 2013

Contact info

(+36-1) 456-2045

Contact info

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Contact info

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Contact info

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Deadline 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

Monday, August 26, 2013

Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco

The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a unique art and education program that provides Bay Area artists with access to discarded materials, a stipend, and a large studio space at the Recology Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Center.

Since 1990, over 100 professional artists and twenty student artists have completed residencies at this one-of-a-kind program and have made art from discarded materials. The studio is located at the San Francisco Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Center (Recology San Francisco), a 47-acre facility that includes the trash transfer station (where trash goes before being sent to landfill), the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, the Organics Annex, the Public Disposal and Recycling Area ("The Dump"), and other recycling areas. The facility, which is located west of Highway 101 near Candlestick Park, also is home to a three-acre sculpture garden containing work by former artists-in-residence.

During their residencies, artists have scavenging privileges and 24-hour access to the company's well-equipped art studio. Artists speak to elementary school classes and adult tour groups about the experience of working with recycled materials. At the conclusion of their residency, Recology hosts a two-day public exhibition and reception for the artists featuring the artwork made during their residency. When the residency ends, artists contribute artwork to the program's permanent collection and these pieces continue to be shown in off-site exhibitions that promote recycling and reuse.

For additional information:
  • Deborah Munk: (415) 330-1415
  • Micah Gibson: (415) 330-1414
  • Sharon Spain: (415) 330-0747

Artists must first attend a tour of our facility, then complete and submit an application by the listed deadline in order to be eligible for a residency. Public tours, which include visits to the recycling facilities, art studio, and sculpture garden, take place on the third Saturday of each month. To reserve a spot on a tour, call (415) 330-1414. Please do not show up without a reservation! We need to give you directions and other important information, including proper attire for the tour. The tour will be cancelled if it is raining. Children under nine years old are prohibited from attending tours as a safety precaution.

Printable Documents
2014 Artist in Residence Application
The application deadline for residencies that start in 2014 is August 30, 2013. Applications are accepted June 1 - August 30.

Our advisory board, which is composed of former artists-in-residence, arts professionals, environmentalists, and educators, reviews applications in October and selects eight to ten candidates to interview in November. Interviews are scheduled between 12:00 and 5:00 p.m. At that time, finalists must make a short presentation about their work. The board awards between four and eight residencies per year, depending on the number of part-time and full-time residencies allotted.

The board evaluates applications based on the artist's demonstrated commitment to resource conservation and recycling through art, their experience in art education and/or environmental education, how the residency can provide the artist with professional growth, the quality of previous work, and the artist's reputation and references. The board also considers the artist's use of materials and the types of tools available in the studio.

At this time, we only accept applications from local, career-level, professional artists. Students currently enrolled at any university, college, or other educational institution will not be considered. We do not accept applications from artists who reside a driving distance of more than one hour from San Francisco.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Saison Foundation (JP), Call for Applicants: 2014 International Grants / Residency, Performing Arts

Deadline for application form request: October 17th, 2013

  1. Contemporary Theater and Dance:
    International Project Support Program

    (For medium to long-term artistic collaboration projects)
  2.  Contemporary Theater and Dance:
    Residence in Morishita Studio
    Visiting Fellows Program

    i. Research residency for Artists
    ii.Research residency for Arts Managers
This program offers grants and/or priority use of space at Morishita Studio in Tokyo (studios and guest rooms) -for international theater, dance, or performance art collaboration projects with not-for-profit contemporary Japanese performing artists and/or companies, -including creative workshops and rehearsals held during the working process. Priority will be given to projects -that will advance through continuous working processes, based on sufficient mutual understanding between artistic partners. Deadline for requesting an application form: October 17th, 2013
The Saison Foundation is a grant-making foundation established in July 1987 that supports projects and activities related to contemporary Japanese theater and dance. In order to increase the visibility of contemporary Japanese performing arts (theater, dance, and performance art) on a worldwide level, the Saison Foundation awards grants and priority use of its rehearsal/workshop and residence facilities at Morishita Studio in Tokyo.
For more detailed information and application guidelines (PDF):
Link to website:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition 2013

The second edition of the Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition

Akbank Sanat is pleased to announce the second edition of the International Curator Competition. Curators are invited to submit proposals by September 10, 2013.

Started in 2012, Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition has the goal to provide support for emerging curators, reinforce interest in curatorial practices, and encourage new projects in the field of contemporary art.

In its first year, The Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition received a large number of applications from over 100 curators of various nationalities. Alejandra Labastida's application was selected by the jury, consisting of Jack Persekian (Director and Head Curator of the Palestinian Museum), Francis McKee (Director of CCA, Glasgow; tutor and research fellow at Glasgow School of Art), and Basak Senova (independent curator). Accordingly, Labastida’s proposal realized as an exhibition, ran from February 19 to April 27, 2013 at Akbank Art Centre, Istanbul, accompanied with program of activities (performances, talks, and screenings) and an exhibition catalogue.

Developed and coordinated by Basak Senova, the competition has an application-based process. The content and the quality of the proposals will be evaluated by an international jury consisting of three curators. This year’s jury includes Anne Barlow (Director of Art in General, New York, and Co-Curator of the Latvian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale), Christine Tohme (Director of Ashkal Alwan, Beirut), and Branko Franceschi (curator of the Croatian Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale; co-curator of the Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and Director of the Virtual Museum of the Contemporary Art).

The winning curator is given opportunities to realize the proposal as an exhibition that will take place in the first half of 2014 at Akbank Art Centre, Istanbul, accompanied by an exhibition catalogue and additional activities. The curatorial fee, the exhibition production, travel expenses of the curator/s and artists, the production of the catalogue and the additional activities will be covered by Akbank Sanat.

Curators under the age of 40 are eligible to apply for the competition. There is no condition of residency or citizenship. Curators may apply for the competition as individuals as well as in groups (or as curatorial collectives). Curators will not be allowed to participate as artists in the projects.

By filling the application form (to be downloaded from the curators will explain the conceptual framework of the exhibition proposal as well as the artists and their works in detail. There could be additional activities (for instance: talks or video screenings) that could be incorporated into the exhibition proposal. Application forms must be written in English. Applicants are expected to submit(only electronic copies) the completed application form, CV (max. 2 pages) and accompanying visual material for their proposals (max. 4MB in total) by sending emails to Closing date for applications are September 10, 2013, 17h GMT +2. Late applications shall not be considered for evaluation. Entries must be previously unpublished, and the proposal must not have been realised or exhibited before.

The website contains the plan of the exhibition space, guidelines, and the application form.

All applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision by October, 1, 2013.
For further inquiries please contact

Download Terms and Conditions

Download Application Form

Download Gallery Plans

Thursday, August 15, 2013

11th Biennale of Contemporary African Art Open Call

Save the date! the 11th Biennale of Contemporary African Art will take place in Dakar May 9th to June 8th 2014.
The call for application for the International Exhibition Dak’Art 2014 is published since May 17th 2013.

Application for the International Exhibition Dak’Art 2014

PDF - 34.8 kb
Regulation Dak’Art 2014
PDF - 99.4 kb
Application form Dak’Art 2014
Complete application portfolios must be sent as soon as possible and received lately September 15, 2013 to .
Candidates must read carefully and download beside :
  1. the application form (.pdf) to be filled in Acrobat and sent back by email with your portfolio. Important indications to complete your portfolio are on page 2.
  2. the regulation (.pdf)

Application portfolio :

Portfolio must include the following elements digitalized:
  1. Application letter written by you indicating your acceptance of regulation
  2. Application form dully filled, and completed only in Acrobat pdf
  3. A biography of maximum 15 lines in french and in english
  4. Detailed curriculum vitae: civil status, studies, exhibitions, awards, residencies, publications, links on the web.
  5. A recent portrait photograph of the artist (digitalized)
  6. Five colour photos digitalized of recent works being property of the artist and less than 2 years old.
  7. Technical file of submitted works
  8. Copies of articles in art magazines and art critic articles on the artist’s work, one or several statements from well known experts (optional).
- This call for application is only for African and African Diaspora artists.
- Works submitted for selection must not have been shown yet in an international exhibition. They must be property of the artist and date of less than 2 years.
- The General Secretariat of the Biennale of Dakar will not consider incomplete applications portfolios.
- Application documents will not be sent back to the artists after deliberations of the selection committee. They will be added to the documentation centre of the Biennale of Dakar.
Document format
- Text documents must be in only in RTF or PDF files (CV, biography, press articles, letters, technical file).
- Photo documents (picture of artworks, portrait of the artist) must be in JPEG, TIFF or PNG files obligatory in high resolution 300 dots/inch, over 2MO per photo (necessary for quality printing).
- Each photo file of work must be named so : name-of-artist_given-name_title-of-work_year .
- Videos must not be compressed and have to be sent or by large file transfer, else on dvd sent by post (the jury shall not consider links on Utube, Myspace etc).
- Send also 3 photo captions for each video, in JPEG, TIFF ou PNG files obligatory in high resolution 300 dots/inch. Precise the length of video (minutes, secondes). Indicate type and size of screening.
- A technical file must match each photo of work and indicate name of the file, name of the artist, title of work, used technique, year, dimensions, name of photographer of work, material needed for installation, if necessary sketches and plan, and also in 4 lines an explanatory description of each art work.
- You can also provide a portfolio in pdf showcasing your previous work (optional).
How to fill the form and send it :
- Download /Save the blank form on your computer (do not complete online). Open it clicking on the pdf file.
- Complete all fields directly and only in Acrobat PDF Reader (scan, digitalized, picture or word files are not accepted)
- If you don’t have a PDF reader, free download on: .
- Then do Save as> save with the small icon that looks like a floppy disk in the top left of the page or Ctrl + S or "apple"+S on Mac.
- Rename it with your name and given name to avoid confusion between the blank form and the empty one. Save it on your desktop once filled.
- Open this file and checked if it is completed.
- Send it attached by email with other documents of your portfolio to .
- Keep a copy of this form: choice of photos that you will send must exactly match with the artworks listed in the form.
Sending files
- By large file transfer in one download file zipped (, Wetransfer, Yousendit, Dropbox, Sendbox, etc) reported by email to
- By email (only if the size of all attachment are under 10MO) and if possible in one sending in zip file to
- Per Post for dvd with large size videos, with registered parcel or express mail to: Secrétariat Général de la Biennale de Dakar. 19, Avenue Hassan II . B.P. 3865 Dakar – RP. Sénégal
- Artists who can’t digitalize their documents are allowed to send it printed by post. For photos printed on paper, name of the artist, given name, title of work, year must be written on the back of each photo

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE UNESCO-Aschberg artist bursary

Artist bursary UNESCO-Aschberg
Four-month production residency in digital arts in Quebec City for young French-speaking African artist
A collaboration between CALQ, UNESCO, Quebec City and LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE
Deadline : November 3rd 2013
LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE puts forward a production residency in Net art/ Web art. This residency is open to artists in Visual Arts and new media already working with new technologies or wishing to explore new medias. LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE is interested in projects that aim at the exploration of the various possibilities of the medium, such as interactivity, participative art, hypertext, sound exploration, fixed or moving image treatement, etc.
The residency stretches over four months between then beginning of April and the end of July 2014. The program is intended exclusively for artists between 25 year and 35 years of age from French Africa who already have two years of professional practice and whose origin is from one of the countries members or observers of the International Organisation of la Francophonie. Send your proposals to LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE by e-mail in a compressed folder of less than 12M until November 3rd 2013 to the following address :
The bursary includes :
- Six-week access to a digital laboratory with MAC environment
- 120 hours of technical assistance
- Honorary of CAN$1100
- CAN$8000 of per diem
- The dissemination of the work on our website for at least six months
- Accomodation and transport (two-way ticket)
The proposal must include :
- Duly filled entry form
- A letter of intention
- A text describing the project
- Visual documents
- Short text describing the artist’s statement
- A recent CV
For more details and to download the entry form, please visit (in French only):

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

SeMA Nanji Residency Program: 2014 Open-Call for International Artists

SeMA Nanji Residency(SNR) is a Seoul Museum of Art(SeMA) affiliate. Founded in 2006, SNR aims to support artists from around the world over various fields of the visual arts for their creative work. Located in the beautiful Worldcup Park along Seoul&r
SeMA Nanji Residency(SNR) is a Seoul Museum of Art(SeMA) affiliate. Founded in 2006, SNR aims to support artists from around the world over various fields of the visual arts for their creative work. Located in the beautiful Worldcup Park along Seoul’s Han River, the tranquil environment inspires residents within the city boundary. SNR is valued for providing artists a closer networking with both local and international communities through its strategic location of being near Seoul's most thriving art sector.
○ Application Deadline: August 29. 2013
○ Application Period: August 12. – 29. 2013
○ Programs
Residency Program for artists and curators in visual arts
○ Session
Select a schedule among the following periods: Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep, and Oct-Dec
(3 artists per each session)

○ Application Procedure
Access the SeMA Nanji Residency website ( → Click the English menu on the upper right side of the screen → Join our web site, fill the application form and upload supporting materials(Planning Statement, Portfolio, CV or résumé, and a copy of passport, please follow the manual of our application form)
* The online application will be closed at 18:00 August 29 Thursday 2013 (Korea Time). As you may expect a rush in of online traffic near the deadline, please submit your applications in advance.
* Please be advised that the application will not be accepted and registered after the deadline.
○ Eligibility
- No limitation on age, nationality(except for Korean citizens) or gender
○ Requirements
- Participating in SNR’s Programs including Exhibitions and Presentations
○ Benefits for 2014 Residents
- A Private Studio(22.5m2): bedding and an indoor sink (a communal kitchen, showers and laundry rooms)
- Financial support for airplane ticket
○ Notification will be sent within a month after the application deadline.
○ Contact
Phone: +82-(0)2-308-1071
Address: SeMA Nanji Residency
108-1, Haneulgongwon-ro (481-6 Sangam-dong), MAPO-GU, SEOUL, 121-832, KOREA

Monday, August 12, 2013

Open Call: KRAN Film residency


Kran Film
Aalststraat 7-11 / Suite A3.1
1000 Brussels


10th September 2013
24th September 2013.

The October residency will be held from 18th and 27th October 2013.

The November residency will be held from 13th and 22nd November 2013.

Residency duration: 10 days

In October and November 2013, KRAN Film is organising in Brussels two residencies for cultural operators, with a particular interest in independent, non-commercial video art and art films. During the period of 10 days, each resident will have the opportunity to visit Flemish film and video archives (Argos, VAF, Cinematek, Plus-tot te laat, Cinema Nova, Auguste Orts, 68septante, Kran Film); meet Flemish film makers and film professionals; deliver a lecture, debate or presentation at the RITS School of Arts; and present a screening programme at Beursschouwburg.

In total, two residents will be selected - one for the October and another for the November residency.

The residency offers travel costs to Brussels (return ticket - limited amount), accommodation, per diems, fee and a small budget for screening rights costs.

This call is addressed to international programmers, programme managers, curators and film experts with an interest in independent film and video art, who are working worldwide in the institutional or non-governmental sector, including PhD researchers. The call excludes the commercial film sector. Residents who do not live and work in Belgium may apply to the call. The applicant should send a CV and a short motivation letter. The motivation letter should clearly state how the resident will benefit from the residency programme and his/her vision of the implementation of gained experiences in the resident's future career.

The residency is organised around different themes that Kran Film, together with its partners and residents, would like to examine in 2013 and 2014. In 2013 we will be specifically exploring following themes:
1) labour (October residency), and
2) gender (November residency).

Please read the context on the bottom of the document for more information.

application guide
The applicant selects one of the focus themes
to further explore within the residency
(either labour or gender).
The applicant submits a CV and a motivation letter.
The motivation letter may not exceed 700 words.

Within the motivation letter, the applicant:
a) clarifies his/her experiences and interests in the residency, and selected theme;
b) proposes film artists he/she wishes to meet up with;
c) proposes a (draft for the) lecture/debate/presentation; and
d) proposes a (draft for the) screening programme.

Both the lecture/debate/presentation and the screening programme should be developed around the selected theme.

deadlines and selection procedure

There are two deadlines for submitting applications:
1) The applicant who wishes to further explore the theme of Labour should apply by 10th September, 2013.
2) The applicant who wishes to further explore the theme of Gender should apply by 24th September, 2013.
It is possible to apply for both residencies, although accepted applicants can only receive one residency.

Applications may be submitted online via the following e-mail address:

or via post mail service to:
Kran Film (residency)
Aalststraat 7-11
Suite A3.1
Belgium – Brussels 1000

Phone +32 (0) 495360586

The selection committee consists of representatives from Beursschouwburg Brussels, the RITS School of Arts, BAMart, Argos and KRAN Film Collective. The selection committee will gather twice to choose two residents in total for the residency programme in 2013. Results will be announced a few days after the deadlines.

The October residency will be held from 18th and 27th October 2013.
The November residency will be held from 13th and 22nd November 2013.

residency structure
The resident will be visiting Flemish film and video archives that will preselect films for the resident's visit in accordance to the residency theme. Meetings with filmmakers and other film professionals may also be organized on the resident's request.

The resident will deliver a lecture or a debate or a presentation at the RITS School of Arts in Brussels. The lecture/debate/presentation is to be developed around the chosen theme (labour / gender) and will take film as an analytical device. This event will be organised for the students, film professionals and film fondlers at the RITS School of Arts.

The resident will prepare a screening programme to be developed around the chosen theme (already presented with the motivation letter). It is highly recommended that the resident includes at least one film from the Flemish film or video archives he or she will visit during the residency period. This event will take place in Beursschouwburg, Brussels, at the end of the residency period. Screening programmes will take place on 26th October for the first residency (labour) and 21st November for the second (gender).

English is the official language of the residency.
If the language of the films on the screening programme is not English, the film should have English or Dutch subtitles.

In 2013 and 2014 KRAN Film residency programme aims to explore the notion of a relational citizenship. The programme is concerned with stereotypes about identities that persist in Europe despite the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and increased migrations. Instead of uniting in its diversity, Europe is dividing along ethnic, religious or gender borders. It is in this regard that the forms of living together in migrating Europe have to be challenged. Examining these circumstances, the residency wishes to raise questions of citizenship in a multinational and multiethnic society, about neo-liberalism, migrations, populism, de-colonialism, gender, ethics and the like. Eurocentric and multipolar order, as well as contingent and precarious identities are to be examined.

In 2013 we will be discussing two themes: labour in October and gender in November.

Labour – Today, when multinationals seek out cheap labour and focus on export regardless of local needs, advanced economies face growing unemployment and developing countries suffer from a lack of adequate market access. It is in this light that we want to envisage the ethical issues regarding labour and economy as they encourage nationalism, migration and poverty.

Gender – Judith Butler comes to terms with the use of an ontology of sexual difference as a justification for norms of gendered behaviour. For her, the body 'has no ontological status apart from the various acts which constitute its reality' and it is considered to be contingent and discoursivly constructed. This is the position from which we argue freedom for all, equal treatment of all differences, and acknowledgment of multiplicity of subject positions.

Kran Film Collective is a Brussels and Copenhagen based network of international visual artists and film makers from outside the traditional realm of filmmaking. Kran Film is engaged in a critical approach to society we live in through film and video art.

In partnership with Beursschouwburg, BAMart, RITS School of Arts, VAF, Argos, Cinematek, Plus-tot te laat, 68septante

With the support of
the Flemish authorities

Friday, August 9, 2013

Deadline extended: Journalists can enter a US$10,000 story contest for best coverage of infectious diseases

Journalists from the United States, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa can win international reporting trips worth up to $10,000 for submitting the best stories on infectious diseases.

Stories can address diseases including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. These three diseases alone are the leading causes of death in low- and middle-income countries. They claim nearly 4 million lives every year and cost billions of dollars in lost productivity. The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is launching the story contest to spur discussion about how the global community deals with these critical health issues.

Reports published or broadcast between May 20 and Sept. 1, 2013, will qualify. The deadline for submission is Sept. 1, 2013. Along with the story submission, participants must include a 300-word proposal for an international reporting trip to expand their coverage of infectious diseases.

The International Center for Journalists will select three winners, one from each region. An editor or manager at each of the selected news organizations will also earn a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend ICFJ’s 2013 Awards Dinner on Nov. 7, 2013. The Africa contest is administered in partnership with the African Health Journalists Association.
Winners will be notified on Oct. 1, 2013.
Stories must be in English or French and cover diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Possible topics include:
  • Government policies and programs that address infectious diseases
  • Effectiveness of donor-funded infectious-diseases programs
  • The state of funding for the delivery, treatment and research of infectious diseases
Stories must be well-researched and well-written or presented. We will give special preference to the following:
  • Multimedia feature articles or documentaries
  • Investigative reports or explanatory stories
  • Reports that use data, mapping and other digital tools to engage audiences. Examples: Facebook chats, Twitter feeds, or text messaging that solicits citizen reports on outbreaks and treatment of infectious disease
Journalists working in each region for print, broadcast or online media qualify. The contest also is open to freelance journalists, whose stories are published or broadcast by Sept. 1, 2013.
Once you submit your story please tweet about it using the hashtag #icfjhealth. Don’t forget to include a 300-word proposal for an overseas reporting trip with your story submission.
For more details and to submit a story:

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thomson Foundation hosts journalism competition

Journalists under the age of 30 working in developing countries can compete for this award.

The Thomson Foundation is launching a new category - “young journalist from the developing world” - as part of the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA) Awards.

Three finalists will be flown to London for the gala award night in November along with a host of other potential award winners and leading figures from the world of journalism.

Journalists working in countries with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of less than US$20,000 are eligible.
Entrants should submit a portfolio of three published pieces of work (print, audio, video, multimedia, or a combination of all four) produced in the 12 months preceding Sept. 18, 2013. Entries can be in any language but should be accompanied by a verbatim English-language translation.

The deadline is Sept. 18.
For more information, click here.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Environmental film festival seeks entries

Filmmakers, producers, TV journalists, authors and editors can submit their work.

Ökofilmtour, a festival celebrating nature and environmental films, will take place January to April 2014 in Brandenburg, Germany.
Film topics should be thoroughly researched, highlight problems and approach solutions in original, open-minded ways that take into account issues of life and survival.

Films of all genres will be considered, but dubbed into German language or with German subtitles. Submitted DVD copies (Blue Ray, HD) of films should be produced no earlier than January 2012.

The Ökofilmtour intends to acknowledge each winning film with a EUR€5,000 (US$6,625) award.
The submission deadline is Sept. 30.
For more information, click here (.pdf).

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Arab Camera Festival seeks entries

Filmmakers and documentary makers with an Arab background can participate in this festival.

The Arab Camera Festival Rotterdam is now accepting entries for its second year. Arab Camera creates space for open dialogue about art, human rights, emancipation and political freedom in Arab countries and Europe, specifically in the Netherlands.

Feature films, short films as well as documentaries are part of the festival program.

The competitive categories are: between nostalgia and future; 10 years Iraq; and new Arab generation filmmakers (up to the age of 30). The Arab Film Festival also encourages directors to submit work that fits into none of the competitive categories.

Applicants are eligible if the director of the film is of Arab origin, the film is shot in an Arab country or the main language of the film is Arabic.

The deadline is Aug. 31.

For more information, click here

Monday, August 5, 2013

2-Month K.A.I Artist in Residency – Krems & Košice

  • Location: Krems, Austria
  • Deadline: August 30, 2013
  • Duration: 2-Month, February the 3rd until March the 30th 2014
  • Eligibility: We search for emerging Slovak artist, who is open for collaborations with local artists Individual artist, no duos of groups
  • Costs & Support: grant per month of 1000 Euro (incl. travel-, transport- or material expenses)
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Host organizations
AIR Artist in Residence Krems, Krems, Austria
K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence and Košice European Capital of Culture 2013, Košice, Slovakia

AIR―ARTIST IN RESIDENCE ― a multi-disciplinary program for architects, visual artists, musicians and writers
Now, in the age of globalization and in the face of today’s fast-past-paced cultural knowledge transfer, it is more important than ever to strive for a cross-cultural dialogue based on tolerance and mutual respect. In order to promote international exchange, the federal state of Lower Austria has initiated an artist-in-residence program, for which it has set up five studio apartments and a large common room on the top floor of the former carpet factory within the Art Mile in Krems (Kunstmeile Krems).
In order to ensure diversity and a vibrant atmosphere among the studios, the program will award its scholarships to artists from the fields of visual arts, literature, architecture and music.
These studio apartments, which have housed artists from many different countries since 2000, serve as temporary living and working spaces and provide the opportunity for both international and interdisciplinary exchange.
The aim is to establish partnerships with international institutions that award artist scholarships and provide studios to visiting artists, in order to give artists from Lower Austria opportunities for living and working abroad.
What we provide
  • Two months long residency in Krems from February the 3rd until March the 30th 2014 (!!)
  • working and living space for free (including internet, cleaning service, full furnished kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, bedclothes, towels, dishes, etc.)
  • grant per month of 1000 Euro (incl. travel-, transport- or material expenses)
  • administrative support by Sabine Güldenfuß (program coordinator), all general questions, visa work, etc.
  • curatorial support by the curators of Kunsthalle Krems
What we demand
  • We search for emerging Slovak artist, who is open for collaborations with local artists
  • Individual artist, no duos of groups
  • One presentation during the residency (to be confirmed by the hosting organization) and one presenation after the residency in Košice
  • The artist is responsible for his/her health insurance and liability insurance for the time of the residency, every scholarship holder needs to testify in advance a valid health insurance during his/her stay in Krems
  • PDF n°1: Curriculum Vitae – Please send a short CV including your name, address, phone, email along with educational and exhibition background
  • PDF n°2: Letter of motivation – Describe shortly your motivation to go to Krems and on which project you would like to work on
  • PDF n°2: portfolio
All material submitted must be in English language.
Deadline: 30th August 2013, via email to
Date of results: beginning of October 2013
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Friday, August 2, 2013

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design Intel Fellowship @ CIID

  • Location: Copenhagen
  • Deadline: August 23, 2013
  • Duration: 12-month programme cycle, starting from October 7, 2013 (the Fellow is expected to reside in the Copenhagen region for at least 50% of this period)
  • Eligibility: - MA or PhD degree or an equivalent record of professional accomplishment in the field of: Interaction Design, Fine Art, Design Research, Computer Science, Creative Coding, Digital Aesthetics, New Media, Media Studies, Digital Humanities, or a related pursuit. - A record of academic publication - Active art and design practice - Fluency in English - Organisational, networking, budgeting and communication skills - Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team - Ability to implement the proposed project
  • Costs & Support: Up to 30,000 USD project budget (This maximum should include subsistence estimates for the duration of the residency and can be used in part to allocate living expenses for the applicant.)
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Intel Fellowship @ CIID


Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) announces – in collaboration with Intel Corporation – a programme that awards and fosters excellence and widespread influence in Art, Design and Technology.
The Intel Fellowship @ CIID recognises and resources outstanding initiatives that extend the impact of research and researchers in interaction design, artistic practice in technology and creative inquiry in communications and media.
The programme involves practice-based researchers in art and design with the ongoing research at CIID. It also provides artists/designers/researchers with opportunities to develop self-led projects that push boundaries in practice and research in pursuits that integrate art, design and technology practice and theory.
The emphasis of projects and programmes developed through this corporate/research partnership will be on evolving the perspectives, tools and shared knowledge of art and design communities in response to a rapidly changing and increasingly technological world.
The Fellowship will be awarded annually to an individual or group of practitioners/researchers with demonstrated potential to further disseminate and extend the influence of outstanding research and projects, perspectives, methods, and tools that contribute to a shared knowledge base and to the development of curricula in interaction design and related fields.
Fellows will have the chance to work in close collaboration with the CIID Research team throughout the residence at the CIID studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fellows will engage with technologists and researchers at Intel, and will have the possibility to further project and development resources through the pioneering computational technologies company.
The Intel Fellowship @ CIID is part of a network of similar programmes at other institutions internationally, all devoted to investigations in art, design and technology – fostering cross-institutional communication and influence in related disciplines. The activities of the Fellow will be enriched and supported by this global network of researchers and the Fellow will be expected to develop programmes of influence in collaboration with these other institutions and individuals.


CIID will award one fellowship consisting of:
- Up to 30,000 USD project budget (This maximum should include subsistence estimates for the duration of the residency and can be used in part to allocate living expenses for the applicant.)
- A 12-month programme cycle, starting from October 7, 2013 (It is not a requirement that the selected Fellow spend the full twelve months of the Fellowship period in Copenhagen. The Fellow is expected to reside in the Copenhagen region for at least 50% of this period.)
- Space and facilities for research and practice, including digital fabrication and workshop facilities
- Access to a global network of expertise through world-class research-practitioners in art, design and technology
- Involvement in CIID/Intel’s ongoing thinking and projects
- Project development and conceptual direction support
- Potential additional funding for project specific activities


The Fellow is expected to be in residence in CIID for at least 6 months of the fellowship tenure. Besides developing the proposed project, the Fellow is asked to:
- Prepare 2 published outputs (possibly in collaboration with CIID)
- Give 2 presentations in an international form or repute (paper, publication, workshop)
- Give 2 presentations at CIID
- Be present at an Intel meeting in London in October 2013
- Write a weekly blog post about the work progress or relevant activities
- Be responsible for communications to Intel (coordination of a speaker series, hosting a workshop with Intel representatives)


Please complete the online application and submit all requested documents by August 23rd, 2013. All application documents must be in English.

You will be required to submit the following:
- Documentation of projects (such as a portfolio, preferably digital or in the form of URLs)
- CV
- A short essay on your career to date and your contribution to fields related to interaction design (up to 500 words)
2 professional or academic references of persons who are able to speak to your accomplishments (these will be contacted as required)
- Relevant past collaborative work with other research organisations, successful grant applications, any other information that demonstrates track record as a researcher (optional).
- A 3-page project proposal, including:
1. Objectives (goals to accomplish, main research questions, outline of an actual time spent in residence at CIID’s studios)
2. Project plan (research to be undertaken, deliverables and milestones)
3. Technical plan (technical aspects of the project, projected equipment and facilities requirements, projected time plan)
4. Project budget (allocation of the 30,000 USD in available resources including estimated living costs, 1 page)


The applications will be reviewed by a committee of experts. Interviews will be requested as needed. Selected candidates will be contacted for further discussion about their work and project proposal, and the Intel Fellow @ CIID will be announced by September 15th, 2013 for start in October 2013.
The criteria for assessment of applications include:
- Overall quality of the project proposal
- Potential impact of the research
- Proven ability to plan, manage and accomplish the project
- Qualities of the applicant as an independent researcher
- Conceptual and creative interest
- Applicant’s vision and ambition
- Awareness of the broader context relevant to the proposed project
- Ability to communicate and reach out to general and professional audience
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Call for Applicants: Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2014

Deadline: September 9th, 2013
This project, organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho / Government of Japan), is an artist in residence program which aims to provide three outstanding young animation artists from around the world with an opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese animation culture. In doing so, we aim to promote both the creation of excellent works of animation and a better understanding of Japanese culture.
Applicants must reside outside of Japan and be a citizen of a country other than Japan. Be between the ages of 20 and 35 on September 9th 2013. Be able to speak either English or Japanese at least well enough to communicate in everyday situations. Have access to the equipment necessary to participate in a remote interview (i.e. a computer capable of connecting to the internet and using Skype).
Target field: Animation production
Number of applicants accepted: 3
Duration of the program: 70 days between January 7th and March 17th, 2014
Support provided: Travel expenses, Living allowance, Travel insurance, Rental accommodation (including workspace), Expert assistance, Opportunity to present finished work, Opportunities to interact with Japanese creators.
Program summary:  Education/training: participants will give reports on the progress of their work being created as part of the program and will receive guidance from accomplished Japanese animators/experts on a regular basis.
Visits/exchange events: participants will visit animation studios and participate in exchange events with artists and students enrolled in art programs at educational institutions.
Creation of a new work: participants will begin a new work while in Japan and present the finished work or one part of a work in progress at the end of their stay.
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