Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bronx Center for the Arts Grant Program

2013-2014 BCA/DCA Arts Fund submission deadline is November 1, 2013, 4:00pm.

The BCA/DCA Arts Fund Regrant Program provides project support grants up to $5,000 for small arts organizations with budgets of $100,000 or less, and whose central mission is the production, preservation, publication, presentation or demonstration of one or more art forms. The grant will also support artist-initiated projects that have not taken place due to lack of funding or projects already scheduled for which additional funds would have a significant impact and demonstrate a community and/or public benefit. NEW: All artists applying must show income. Projects must be completed by no later than December 31, 2014.
NOTE: Please make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader XI) installed on your computer, in order to complete, save and e-mail the application. Click here to download.
For any questions, please contact Americo Casiano at 718-931-9500 x19.

Tuesday | October 8, 2013 | 2:30pm
The Poe Visitor Center
2640 Grand Concourse
(at Kingsbridge Rd.)
Bronx, NY 10458
RSVP: 718-931-9500 x19
Thursday | October 10, 2013 | 4:00pm
BCA @ 2700
2700 East Tremont Avenue
(at St. Raymond Ave.)
Bronx, NY 10461
RSVP: 718-931-9500 x19
Tuesday | October 15, 2013 | 4pm
Bronx Community Board 12
4101 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10466
RSVP: 718-931-9500 x19

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sharjah Art Foundation 2014 – Production Programme: open call for MENASA region artist grants

Sharjah Art Foundation announces the 2014 Production Programme Open Call for grants to artists working in a range of media. Up to $200,000 is available in this application cycle. 

The Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) Production Programme broadens the possibilities for the production of art in the MENASA region through a commitment to support innovation and excellence in artistic practice by encouraging risk and experimentation. This commitment places artists at the core of the Foundation’s mission by offering grants and professional support for the realisation of projects selected from an open call for proposals.

The past decade has seen an extraordinary rise in artistic activity throughout the Middle East, resulting in an increased visibility for artists both regionally and internationally. Within this context, the Foundation hopes to promote and encourage an environment of public and private patronage for the highest level of artistic endeavour. This programme focuses on supporting artists in their individual attempts to create work on a scale they have perhaps never imagined possible.

Arts practitioners are invited to propose imaginative, ambitious and inspirational projects that will transform our understanding of what art is and how it can be experienced. With this initiative we hope to engage and challenge the artists, our audiences and ourselves aesthetically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, politically or in ways new and unexpected.

In 2014 we are offering production grants to artists working in a range of media including sculpture, installation, time-based media, artist’s books and performance. Up to a total of $200,000 is available in this application cycle. The success of a proposal will be determined by merit rather than budget. To this end, projects with budgets that range from modest to ambitious scales will be considered. The submission deadline is 31 January 2014 and selections will be announced in March. The selected projects will be developed and produced by the artist and the Sharjah Art Foundation, with presentation of the completed project as agreed between the artist(s) and SAF.
The Production Programme was launched in 2008. Over 500 submissions have been received, 230 applications considered and 31 projects selected for production.
This document should give you all the information you need to know to apply for the 2014 Production Programme. Please read it carefully before you complete the attached application form. If you have any further questions, please direct them to productionprogramme@sharjahart.org.
For more information: http://www.sharjahart.org/programmes/open-call-production-programme-2014

Friday, October 25, 2013

Call for Entries: Southern Exposure’s Annual Entry-Fee-Free Juried Exhibition and Screening of Northern California Artists

Artwork Drop-Off Dates: Friday, November 15th, 2013, 12:00 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 16th, 2013, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
From their call: Southern Exposure invites visual artists to apply to the 2013 Juried Exhibition and Screening, This Will Never Work. Bring us your crazy experiments, doomed plans and quixotic dreams. Visual artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. All ideas and forms will be considered!
Unlike many open calls that charge a submission fee, Southern Exposure’s juried exhibition and screening is entry-fee free. The exhibition is open to any artist living in Northern California north of King City and south of the Oregon border.
Jurors Corrina Peipon and Mary Magsamen will review submissions and make decisions by blind process. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a major exhibition at Southern Exposure! For more information about eligibility, rules, submission guidelines and the jurying process, visit our website and download the call for entry form.
About: Southern Exposure (SoEx) is an artist-centered non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting visual artists. SoEx strives to experiment, collaborate and is committed to education through it’s programming in commissioning artist projects, exhibitions, events, and performance as well as arts education, publications, exchanges, and grant making.
Southern Exposure, 3030 20th Street, San Francisco, CA

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Yarat Contemporary Art Organisation - International Artist Residency

YARAT Contemporary Art Organisation

Yarat Contemporary Art Organisation


Florence Ritter
Phone: 00442089693959


YARAT Contemporary Art Organisation
31-33 Asaf Zeynalli str, Icheri Shexer
Baku AZ1000


30 November 2013
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We invite you to submit a proposal for Yarat's international artist residency program, located in Baku, Azerbaijan. The residency would be for 2 weeks during 2014 and we ask participants to create a series of workshops, lectures or participatory activities for artists as part of their residency.

About Yarat

YARAT is a not-for-profit contemporary art organisation based in Azerbaijan. They curate exhibitions throughout the year, organise education events and support a group of artists through a gallery and participation in biennials around the world. YARAT are dedicated to nurturing an understanding of contemporary art in Azerbaijan and to creating a platform for Azerbaijani artists, both nationally and internationally. www.yarat.az/

There is a nascent contemporary art scene in Baku, with artists drawing from a rich cultural history as well as a growing contemporary art 'infrastructure' in Central Asia. YARAT's mission to educate means they are keen to draw on an ever wider audience of artistic input, and are actively seeking applicants for an on-going master class and workshop programme in Baku. We have so far arranged residencies for Jordan Baseman, RCA Head of Sculpture, Mark Dunhill, Dean of Art Central St Martins (Sculpture), Paul Coldwell, Professor of Fine Art (Printmaking), all of whom are heading out to Baku over the Autumn.

Ideally you will be an established fine art professional, with several years' experience teaching both small and large groups of young artists, and a significant career as an artist. Russian language is not a pre-requisite but is very helpful.

Expenses covered include: flights, accommodation, materials, per diem.
Further details are available on request.

To apply, please send a CV and initial cover letter (max 2 pages) to florence@pelhamcommunications.com

Please ensure your letter states clearly:
- the week(s) you would like to come (we don't recommend mid-summer, but otherwise any time in 2014)
- the reason you are interested in this residency and in delivering a masterclass in Azerbaijan
- outlined proposal(s) of the workshop(s), lectures or participatory events
- outlined proposal(s) of the art you would like to make while in Azerbaijan, or if this is not possible, the aspects of our country that inspire you to make work.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Documentary scriptwriting residency open Armenia, Georgia, Turkey


Monday, December 9, 2013 - Friday, December 20, 2013


Documentary scriptwriters and directors, citizens of Armenia, Turkey and Georgia can participate in this project.
Scriptwriting residency Eurasiadoc is a project of Ardèche Images, financed by the European Union and the Rhône-Alpes region of France.
Eight to 10 young filmmakers will be hosted in a writing residency for a two-week workshop. The residency, conducted by two French trainers, includes individual research and tutorials, exercises with the camera, and film screenings followed by group discussions.
The workshop will be conducted in Russian and English. If necessary, the program will provide translators.
The organizers will cover travel, accommodation, meals and tuition.
Applications are accepted in French, English or Russian.
The deadline is Oct. 30.
For more information, email program manager Morgane d'Aubert at eurasiadocATlussasdoc.org or click here (PDF).

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

ONSITE residency 2014 (UK)


Temporary Arts project Ltd, (TAP) are pleased to announce the return of our ONSITE residency for 2014,  selected by Andrew Hunt and Mike Nelson.

This opportunity is open to artists working in all media at any stage in their career, and is perfect for an ambitious artist or an artist group who is ready to take their work to the next level.

The residency will be based at TAP in the Winch Room - an unusual space that once contained a well.  Although the well is now capped and hidden under the floor, the old Victorian winching system still looms overhead at an epic 8.5m high.

Andrew Hunt and Mike Nelson will select a shortlist of artists from the ONSITE submissions. Shortlisted artists will take part in a group exhibition, from which the resident artist (or artists group) and a new runner up cash prize of £500 will be awarded.

Residency details:

The resident artist(s) will have sole use of the Winch Room space at TAP, during the residency and the final exhibition. The successful artist(s) will also be invited to discuss the prospect of using other parts of our large main gallery space.

Other facilities and equipment will include:

  • Use of the TAP facilities including: Printmaking Room, Design & Editing Suite and Dark Room
  • Use of TAP AV equipment including monitors, data projectors, DVD players, speakers 
  • Use of TAP Tool Kit and ladders
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Access to social spaces including kitchen 

The resident artist (artists group) will be supported by:

  • A £1,000 prize money
  • Help towards accommodation and travel expenses in/to Southend on Sea of up to £1,500
  • Assistance towards solo exhibition production and/or limited edition/publication  costs
  • Marketing costs of related events and solo exhibition
  • Presentation of the work in form of artist talks and workshops
  • Ongoing advice and support from gallery staff

Please note, we expect the successful artist(s) to commit to being on-site at TAP for at least one month of the residency.

The successful artist(s) will also be invited to take part in a variety of extended programme and events. There will also be opportunity for peer support and opportunities to meet with TAP’s own studio artists, other local artists, art initiatives and curators.

Applications are welcomed from all artists(s) based in the UK and overseas. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places- Haulover Park


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
City: Miami
State: Florida
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 10/25/13
Days remaining to deadline: 16

Commissioning Agency: Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
Total Project Budget: $165,000
Location: 10800 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL
Deadline: October 25, 2013
Eligibility: Open to all professional artists residing in Miami-Dade County
Applications from architects, landscape architects or other design professionals will not be considered unless included as part of an artist-led team.

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department (PROS) and Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places Program request qualifications from professional artists and/or artist teams to create the design for a promenade to be located around the perimeter of the park.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Call for Proposals from San Francisco and Alameda County Artists: SOMArts Commons Curatorial Residency Program

Deadline for Letters of Intent: October 15th, 2013, 11:59pm
SOMArts Cultural Center’s Commons Curatorial Residency Program nurtures a creative cultural environment in the Bay Area by providing space and support for exhibitions that take risks, promote cultural connectivity and learning, and instigate accessible, multifaceted participation in the arts. Selected artists and groups receive support consisting of a $3,000 grant, a month-long exhibition in the SOMArts Main Gallery, 80+ hours of technical assistance, and help with traditional and social media outreach to connect their work with new audiences. Through this support, Bay Area artists can engage the community, expand their practice and turn vision into reality.
SOMArts is requesting proposals for exhibitions in the Main Gallery for the 2014-15 season. This request is open to artists and independent curators presenting contemporary work in any medium.
Please read through all documents, including the FAQ and eligibility guidelines, carefully. ALL LETTERS OF INTENT MUST BE RECEIVED VIA ONLINE SUBMISSION BY 11:59PM ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013. No late applications will be accepted, we strongly recommend submitting your proposal at least one week before the deadline.

Click here to access online LOI application.

The LOI stands as a preliminary view of the larger project and will be evaluated in consultation with an advisory panel of arts professionals, artists, and curators for full invitation.  Full proposal submission is by invitation only.
For more detailed information: http://www.somarts.org/exhibitions/submissions/
About: The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level, and to foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. Founded in 1979, SOMArts embraces the entire spectrum of arts practice and cultural identity, and it is beloved in San Francisco as a truly multicultural, community-built space where cutting-edge events and counterculture commingle with traditional art forms.
They are located at the South of Market Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA with 26,190 sq ft (3 administrative offices, 99-seat expandable black box theater, darkroom, printmaking, ceramics and dance studios, 3 classrooms, Bay Gallery, Main Gallery) of space.

Friday, October 18, 2013

2014 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship


Call Type: Fellowships
Eligibility: Local
City: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and Monroe
State: Florida
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 10/25/13
Days remaining to deadline: 16

The South Florida Cultural Consortium is a partnership among the local arts agencies of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties. The Consortium’s Fellowship program is intended to nurture the artistic development of eligible visual and media artists who reside in one of these counties. Fellowships are not project-based; recipients may use the Fellowships according to their individual needs.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wyoming Arts Council Performing Arts Fellowships 2013


Call Type: Fellowships
Eligibility: Local
City: Cheyenne
State: Wyoming
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 10/21/13
Days remaining to deadline: 12

The Wyoming Arts Council will award up to two fellowships to honor the most exciting, creative work by Wyoming residents in dance and theatre performance.

ARTEPRENEUR: Program for Spanish Artists in the US

In collaboration with Spain Culture New York, SPAINRED, Spain Arts & Culture and Spain USA Foundation, NYFA is offering ARTEPRENEUR, a six-month professional development program for Spanish and other international artists and cultural managers in the USA. Program starts in November. Key meetings will be held at NYFA’s offices in Brooklyn, New York.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
For full guidelines & application form, please visit SPAINRED.
Please contact artepreneur@spainculturenewyork.org or the phone number 212-355-4080 ext 3027 with additional questions.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Louisiana Percent for Art Program: Call to Artists - Louisiana State University Eunice


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Eunice
State: Louisiana
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 10/21/13
Days remaining to deadline: 12

The Louisiana Percent for Art Program and Louisiana State University Eunice (LSUE) are seeking an artist or artist team to design and implement a site-specific, free-standing sculpture of original design for the exterior of the (LSUE) Community Education Building.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery: Teen Portrait Competition


Call Type: Youth
Eligibility: National
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 10/18/13
Days remaining to deadline: 9

Enter the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery 2nd Annual Teen Portrait Competition and get your photo hung at the National Portrait Gallery!

Artists know that a portrait can communicate much more than a likeness. Personal identity, cultural differences, illusory moments—all can be captured through portraits. Portraits are created in a dizzying variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and other time-based media. It may be a traditional, representational work or it may be a more experimental portrait.

With a new competition comes a new theme, so this year create a portrait you believe in.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art: Precipice Fund


Call Type: Grants
Eligibility: Local
City: Portland
State: Oregon
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 10/18/13
Days remaining to deadline: 9


Administered by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Re-granting Program, the Precipice Fund awards grants of $500 to $5,000 to unincorporated visual art collectives, alternative spaces, and collaborative projects in Portland, Oregon. Recognizing the barriers to funding faced by independent arts initiatives, the Precipice Fund seeks to support both new and existing projects emblematic of Portland’s independent, pioneering, on-the-ground art scene. THE LEAD APPLICANT ON A PRECIPICE FUND APPLICATION MUST BE A RESIDENT OF PORTLAND, OREGON.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Kapor Center Building: Façade Art Competition


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Local
City: Oakland
State: California
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 10/13/13
Days remaining to deadline: 4

The Kapor Center for Social Impact (www.kaporcenter.org) is an Oakland-based organization that leverages creative uses of information technology for positive, progressive change. We are excited to invite socially-engaged visual artists to submit entries for a two-stage competition to create a series of art panels to cover the first floor of our building at 2148 Broadway in Oakland, CA. The installation will remain in place from December 2013 until the building’s renovation begins in late spring, 2014.
The winning artist will receive a $7,500 artist’s fee and will have up to $20,000 available for the production of the installation. The deadline for Stage I entries is 11:59pm, October 13, 2013. On Friday, October 18th, five selected entrants will be invited to submit formal renderings of the installation by Friday, November 1st ($150 honorarium for sketches). The winning artist will be announced by Wednesday, November 6th and will have one month to produce and mount the installation, unveiling the new work on Friday, December 6, 2013. This is a rapid-turnaround project with premier visibility in a burgeoning art district. Please click "View More Info" for complete competition details.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship


Call Type: Fellowships
Eligibility: Local
City: Salem
State: Oregon
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 10/15/13
Days remaining to deadline: 6

Oregon Arts Commission FY 2014 Fellowship awards are made to artists demonstrating excellence in Visual Arts (including crafts, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and new media) and Design Arts. Must be a current Oregon resident.

The Oregon Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship Program honors Oregon’s professional artists and their artistic achievements and supports their efforts to advance their careers. In selecting artists to receive Fellowships, the Commission looks to Oregon artists of outstanding talent, demonstrated ability and commitment to the creation of new work(s).

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Call for Applications
***Application deadline: November 7, 2013, 11:59pm EST.
*** Please read carefully through the below instructions, then click on "begin application" to apply!
The 2014 Studio Program will be housed on the lower level of Smack Mellon’s building at 92 Plymouth Street.  The residency will take place from May 15, 2014 -April 15, 2015.
Smack Mellon offers free studio space to eligible artists for an eleven-month period. The program provides 6 artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space and a $5000 fellowship (dependent upon funding). The program does not provide living space. Artists also have access to shared facilities that include: a state-of-the-art digital production lab, including a set of 27" iMac workstations professionally configured for video and graphics editing, calibrated video monitors, a 3D-capable HD projector, surround-sound monitor speakers, flatbed scanners, a wide-format photo printer, a color laser printer and wireless internet access; and a shared kitchen/lounge area. Our staff is on-hand to provide technical support and to respond to the studio needs of our resident artists.
Our fabrication shop equipment was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. We will replace the equipment as soon as funding is available. Meanwhile our Studio Artists can use the shop space, the hand tools we have and their own tools to build larger projects that their studios can't accommodate.
Studios range in size from 250 to 300 square feet. Not all studios have windows. Artists will not be permitted to choose their studio.
Artists who are accepted into the program must be prepared to actively use their studio a minimum of 50 hours a month or they will lose it.
**Please also note that due to the possibility of flooding in our basement studios, we strongly recommend that artists keep anything valuable off the floor at all times; therefore artists accustomed to working on the floor should think carefully about whether our studios will meet their needs.
All applicants must be United States citizens or legal Permanent Residents of the United States, 18 years or older, may not be enrolled in any degree program, and must be able to demonstrate need for a studio. Applicants may not be a resident artist in another studio program at the same time as the 2014 Smack Mellon residency.

Selection Process
A panel of arts professionals and artists will review applications and select artists for the 2014 season. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work and their potential for making the most of their time in the program. All applicants will be notified by email. Please do not call the office for selection results.

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 7, 2013, 11:59pm. 
Please read through the below instructions, then click on "Begin application."
** This is an entirely online application process. All content must be uploaded through the Smack Mellon website, as a single .zip folder.
** You will not receive a confirmation email from Smack Mellon--just a page saying your upload was successful. If your files upload successfully, please do not contact the Smack Mellon office to confirm receipt of application. 
** If your files are not uploading correctly, we recommend making sure you are using an up-to-date browser and that your internet connection is working correctly. You can also attempt to upload with a different browser or from a different computer/internet connection. Also note you may need to allow extra time for large video files to upload, depending on your internet speed.  Please take these troubleshooting steps before calling the Smack Mellon office for assistance. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO UPLOAD YOUR MATERIALS.
** Mis-labeled .zip folders, jpgs or other files may result in your disqualification, so please read the labeling instructions carefully! Please test all files before uploading to make sure they open correctly.
** If you upload a .zip file with the same exact name twice through our system, it will not replace your original file.  Please double check your file before uploading!    


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Stanford University Job Opening Professor in Documentary Film and Video Production

The Program in Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University is seeking candidates for an open-rank position with an emphasis in the field of Documentary Film and Video Production. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2014.

Situated in the Department of Art and Art History as part of Stanford's program in Film and Media Studies, the Master of Fine Arts Program in Documentary Film and Video provides a historical, theoretical, and critical framework within which students master the conceptual and practical skills for producing nonfiction film. The MFA degree prepares students for professional careers in video, and digital media and for teaching at the university level. Students are encouraged to develop their documentary voice within a context of artistic expression, formal exploration, and engagement with social issues. A dual emphasis on documentary production and film and media studies endows the student with breadth across these areas.

The successful candidate will teach at the graduate level in the MFA Program and at the undergraduate level in the Film and Media Studies program. Candidates will be required to teach a range of core courses in both documentary production and documentary studies. The production sequence is comprehensive in all areas, focusing on research, conceptualization, producing, directing, cinematography, sound, and editing of nonfiction media. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with the critical discourse surrounding contemporary documentary production, develop studies courses that build on the existing curriculum, and be conversant with new media practices and modes of distribution. The candidate will contribute to a department engaged in creative expression and critical thinking across disciplines and be encouraged to seek out synergies that may exist among colleagues across the university. We welcome applicants who have a strong creative portfolio in documentary film in addition to University teaching experience. Master’s degree or Ph.D. is required.
Please send a letter of application that includes the following: a statement that details your approach to your creative work, a description of your teaching experience and philosophy, a CV, sample work on DVD or Vimeo link, and a list of three referees to: Professor Jan Krawitz, Department of Art & Art History, 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2018. The application deadline is November 4, 2013. Electronic applications will not be accepted.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.  It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.

Contact: Please send a letter of application that includes the following: a statement that details your approach to your creative work, a description of your teaching experience and philosophy, a CV, sample work on DVD or Vimeo link, and a list of three referees to: Professor Jan Krawitz, Department of Art & Art History, 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2018. The application deadline is November 4, 2013. Electronic applications will not be accepted.
Website: None
Primary Category: Film and Film History
Secondary Categories: Art and Art History
Posting Date: 09/17/2013
Closing Date 12/16/2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Film Prize for International Cooperation

The new call for entries for the 2014 Film Prize for International Cooperation between young Germany and Eastern Europe filmmakers is open. Applications can be submitted until October 31, 2013.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Film Prizes for International Cooperation between young German and Eastern European filmmakers, focusing especially on the Caucasus and the Black Sea Region. The prize, worth up to 70,000 euros for each selected project, is awarded in the categories animation, documentary, and short fiction film. Young filmmakers in the fields of production, directing, camera, and screenwriting are given an opportunity to explore the methods and creative styles of their partner country.

Eastern Europe prides itself on a significant cinematographic tradition, which evolves with stunning creativity under often difficult conditions. The Robert Bosch Stiftung promotes joint film productions to encourage lasting exchange and development of European cinema.

Partners of the Film Prize Germany/Eastern Europe are the goEast Film Festival in Wiesbaden, which hosts the award ceremony, and TV channel ARTE featuring at least one of the completed films in its program.

Eligible are joint production teams of young filmmakers from an Eastern European country (with exception of Turkey and Greece) and Germany. The young filmmakers must have completed their 18th year. Applications must be made by teams, not individuals. The film should be produced in Germany as well as the partner country, stressing in particular the aspect of intercultural exchange.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Curator Residency in New York City, co-sponsored by Residency Unlimited and Visual AIDS

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A one-month residency, to take place in March of 2014, in New York City for a curator, art historian, or arts writer interested in the intersection of visual art and HIV/AIDS. Co-sponsored by Visual AIDS and Residency Unlimited, the curatorial residency seeks to encourage the development of exhibitions, programs, and scholarship about HIV/AIDS and contemporary art.
Residency Unlimited will provide the curator with customized administrative and network support, shared office space at 360 Court Street in Brooklyn and a venue for a public program (lecture/screening/discussion) defined in conjunction with RU and Visual AIDS. Concurrently, the resident curator will conduct research at Visual AIDS in the Archive Project and online Artist Registry. The Visual AIDS office is located in the Chelsea art district in New York City. With over 17,000 images by 500 artists, the Visual AIDS archive and registry holds images of works by artists living with HIV and the estates of artists who have passed away. Studio visits with Visual AIDS artist members are strongly encouraged. The resident curator is invited to create an online exhibition to be hosted by Visual AIDS. See monthly web galleries at: www.visualaids.org/gallery
The resident curator will be invited to produce a free, public event co-hosted by RU and Visual AIDS. Panel discussions, film screenings, performances, or a lecture highlighting the curator’s use of Visual AIDS’ resources or a presentation of international cultural production around HIV/AIDS are examples of potential programs.
The residency includes round-trip transportation to New York City, accommodations and $1,000 stipend.
Please submit a C.V. and a Statement of Purpose (maximum 2 pages) outlining your goals for the residency, and any past or current projects that have led you to cultural investigations around HIV/AIDS. Special consideration will be given to applicants living outside of NYC from locations without support for cultural production about AIDS, LGBT, and gender issues.
Applications are due November 1, 2013.  Applicants will be notified by November 22, 2013
The one-month residency must take place between March 1 and March 31, 2014

Thursday, October 3, 2013



SPACE and LUX are delighted to announce a new collaborative residency programme based at LUX and the new SPACE-run cultural venue, The White Building, London’s centre for art, technology and sustainability.  

Proposals are invited from artists to undertake a research-based residency within the LUX collection, Europe's largest collection of artists' film and video, leading to the creation of new work and the production of a series of events during the residency period at The White Building. 

Founded in 1966, the LUX Collection represents over 6000 works by more than 1500 artists dating from the early twentieth century to the present day. Originally established with a policy of open access submission, the changing nature of the organisation and its acquisition policies over the decades have created a eclectic combination of well-known and near unseen works, spanning experimental film, performance, essay film through to contemporary digital video. This residency invites artists to consider the context of the collection in relationship to their own practice, with the potential to explore not only the works within it but the economic structures, material histories, relationships and even ellipses that surround it. As part of their research the artist will be encouraged and supported to stage a series of events (such as screenings, talks and performances) that reflect on their project during the course of the residency. 

Residency Period
15 January 2014 - 31 March 2014

On Offer
£1200 Honorarium
£600 Production Budget
£1000 (up to) for event-based outcomes
Access to a shared studio for up to 3 months at the White Building, based in Hackney Wick
Access to the LUX and the LUX collection
Curatorial and professional development support and opportunities from both SPACE and LUX staff
Travel and accommodation is not included

Applicants must be a EU passport holder and/or a UK resident and not be in formal education during the residency period. Artist duos may apply but the total award remains the same.

Please read the above details carefully. Should you still have a query then you are welcome to contact Omar Kholeif on omar[at]spacestudios.org.uk

Deadline for Applications: 4th October 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Open Call: The League Residency at Vyt (24 miles north of NYC)

24 miles north of NYC. Spacious north-lit studios. Private bedrooms. Scholarships available. The League Residency at Vyt annually provides full scholarships for four artists to participate in our early Spring 2014 (January - March) Residency program in Rockland County, about 24 miles north of New York City.
Set on fifteen wooded acres in the Lower Hudson Valley – just 24 miles north of the cultural center of New York City – Vyt enables Residents to craft their own mix of focused work, community with other residents, one-on-one mentoring from critics, and inspiration from New York's museums and galleries. - See more at: http://www.theartstudentsleague.org/Residency.aspx#sthash.o9Y203em.dpuf
Set on fifteen wooded acres in the Lower Hudson Valley – just 24 miles north of the cultural center of New York City – Vyt enables Residents to craft their own mix of focused work, community with other residents, one-on-one mentoring from critics, and inspiration from New York's museums and galleries. - See more at: http://www.theartstudentsleague.org/Residency.aspx#sthash.o9Y203em.dpuf
Set on fifteen wooded acres in the Lower Hudson Valley – just 24 miles north of the cultural center of New York City – Vyt enables Residents to craft their own mix of focused work, community with other residents, one-on-one mentoring from critics, and inspiration from New York's museums and galleries. - See more at: http://www.theartstudentsleague.org/Residency.aspx#sthash.o9Y203em.dpuf
Set on 15 wooded acres in the Lower Hudson Valley, Vyt enables residents to craft their own mix of focused work, community with other residents, one-on-one mentoring from critics, and inspiration from New York's museums and galleries. 24-hour studio access, private bedrooms.

Professional, emerging, and teaching artists over 18 years old are encouraged to apply. 
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Call for proposals The Photographer's gallery London

Call for proposals

Animate Projects and The Photographers’ Gallery are inviting proposals for an artist to make work for The Wall at the Photographers’ Gallery and online at Animate Projects.


Happenstance brings together the UK’s leading organisations for two popular, related visual artforms – photography and animation. The historical relationship between photography and animation (Eadweard Muybridge) and the tensions between still and moving are now encoded into DSLR cameras (capable of higher frame rates than traditional DV cameras). In everyday life, screen technologies have already altered the ways in which the visual image is made present and play a significant role in mediating public life. These are some of the considerations that we hope to explore in contextualising the project and exploring ideas of digital production and spectatorship.
The Photographers’ Gallery was the first independent gallery in the UK devoted to photography and has been instrumental in establishing photography’s important role in culture and society. It is the UK’s primary venue for photography with a mission to support a varied and distinctive engagement with the artform.
Animate Projects champions experimental animation, supporting artists to experiment and take risks, and working across the contemporary visual arts, animation, film and design, and where those practices intersect. Animate Projects has pioneered the exhibition of artists’ moving image through online and digital platforms. animateprojects.org is a unique resource, presenting experimental animation and a wealth of related material, in a curated context.
Happenstance builds on the synergies between the two artforms and both organisations’ curiosities about how people interact with public screens and digital images. The Wall is a 2.7 x 3m video wall in the foyer of The Photographers’ Gallery, visible to everyone visiting the building and passing by. For the Gallery, The Wall forms part of a collaborative research programme exploring issues concerning the digital image, its dissemination and display on-screen.
A particular aspect of The Wall is its specific context within a photography gallery and we want the project to further critical debate around medium specificity, digital culture, and the relationship of photography to 'animation' in ‘on-screen’ contemporary visual culture.


The commission is open to UK based artists working in photography and moving image. Our priority is to commission work that responds to the public and online contexts in which the work will be situated, and which explore photographic and animated moving image practice in inventive and interesting ways.
Please see below for technical information about The Wall. We will provide advice, support and assistance to the commissioned artist.
We are open to discussion as to what the online presentation of the project will comprise, eg a single channel version of the work, or a series of tests or other material. Online, the project will be presented on its own page (for example, here).
For exhibition at The Photographer’s Gallery the work will be silent, but the online version can be silent or with sound.
We are offering £5,000, to include all production, clearances and delivery costs and an artist’s fee. We will require commissioned artists to provide production materials (eg sketches, tests) and to undertake an interview for online, a digital image for a limited edition print, and to take part in a panel discussion.
We will contract the selected artist by the end of October 2013, and the completed work must be delivered by 17 December 2013. The work will be exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery from 17 January 2014 for approximately 10 weeks.


To submit a proposal, please send us the following (as Word docs or PDFs):
  1. a one page CV
  2. a short statement about your practice and a brief outline of your interest in, and approach to, the commission (not more than one side A4)
  3. a proposal (not more than one side A4)
  4. any additional visual material
  5. any links to previous work or information about your work
In your proposal, please tell us your idea, and give us a clear indication of work you’re proposing to make, including visual style and technique, and provide any key production information eg collaborators, other assistance, etc.
The deadline for submissions is 10.00 on Fri 11 October 2013.
Email your submission to happenstancecommission@gmail.com
Please note that we may invite shortlisted artists to discuss their project on 21 October (in person or by Skype).
The selection will be made by Katrina Sluis (Curator, Digital Programme, The Photographers' Gallery) and Gary Thomas (Director, Animate Projects).
We will inform people of our decision by 25 October 2013. Please note that we are unable to offer feedback on unsuccessful proposals. If you have any questions please email gary@animateprojects.org