Thursday, January 30, 2014

Krakow International Video Art Review

The Competition for Young Artists is being held within the framework of the International Video Art Review THE 02. The review consists of 2 main parts, a special show of video works by invited artists and a competition show of video works that have been admitted to the final of the aforementioned competition. In order to take part in the competition, artists should submit a stage I application form, available on the website, by 1 March 2014. At the stage II, 10 chosen artists will be invited to the final presentation. The 10 selected videos by different authors will be presented to the audience of the International Video Art Review THE 02, the program of which includes a premiere screening in Krakow, screenings in other towns in Poland and on TVP Kultura television channel. The appointed jury will award first prize for the best video; however, it is a competition without financial rewards. There is no submission fee.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Het Entrepot: open call residency program

Dave Van Robays
Phone: 003250470782
Fax: 003250470789

Het Entrepot
Binnenweg 4
8000 Brugge


Application deadline:
March 1st, 2014


'Gone West' is a project organized by the province of West-Flanders (Belgium) dedicated to the commemoration of The Great War (1914-1918). Het Entrepot is launching the residential program 'Cut The Crap (C.T.C.)' for artists from around the world working in the field of visual arts. This program will last five years. Every year two artists will be invited to come and work in Het Entrepot. During two months artists will have the chance to research, develop and create an art project. This project will be presented at Het Entrepot and might include an intervention in the public/urban space which will relate to the subject of the residency in response to the environment and to the history of the region.

War and conflict is still a reality for many people in today's world, just as it was for those people who lived hundred years ago. 'C.T.C.' is Het Entrepot's artistic component of the commemoration and presents a contemporary reading of the impact of conflict and its causes and consequences which will be revealed through visual arts, multidisciplinary in its nature. Over a period of five years Het Entrepot would like to focus on different themes in relation to the notion of 'conflict'.

We kindly invite young artists to research their position towards the greater theme of conflict in the arts and in our globalized world. Het Entrepot is looking for projects that are clearly developed based on a social engagement or which are conceived from the necessity to respond to a particular problem or conflict (in relation to 'History'). The residential program invites the following contemporary disciplines: painting, drawing, sculptures, photography, video, multimedia, mixed media, performance and audio art.


OUT LOUD focuses on how the conflict of war gets started, with special attention on censorship and communication. OUT LOUD explores the various ways in which communication methods are being used during times of crisis or conflict. Disinformation and the manipulation of facts and figures are often the starting point of a greater conflict.

Through different channels the public is given an enormous amount of information but how much of that information is correct and reliable? Is what we see and hear true? And what about the events that don't reach us and that we never get to see? We challenge artists to research and explore this theme. Artists working within this framework, whether they deal with contemporary global conflicts or research the historical dynamics of the First Great War, are welcome to take part in this program.

The residency program will start on September 1th 2014 and will last 8 weeks. A first public exhibition/performance of the project is planned on October 24th 2014. The deadline for applications of this first year of the CTC residency is March 1th 2014.


Year 1: Oct - Dec 2014: OUT LOUD
> focuses on how the conflict of war gets started, with special attention on censorship and communication.

Year 2: Apr -May 2015: FAINT HERO
> focuses on human behavior. The subjects of duty, honor and patriotism are being investigated.

Year 3: Aug- Sept 2016: SILENT SPEECH
> focuses on stories from different people, soldiers and civilians, involved in conflict.

Year 4: Aug- Nov 2017: MINED MIND
> focuses on trauma and the psychological effects of war on people.

Year 5: Jul- Aug 2018: FAST FORWARD
> focuses on the future, rebuilding a nation, positive developments.


This program focuses on young professional and emerging artists, under the age of 35. The application should include a well-defined project proposal (max. 2 pages), a thoroughly calculated budget, a preferred time frame, a CV and a portfolio.

Please send images and/or video links. Send all information to Dave Van Robays (


There are 5 application dates:

March 1st, 2014 (year 1: Oct/Dec 2014)
June 1st, 2014 (year 2: April/May 2015)
January 1st, 2015 (year 3: Aug/Sep 2016)
January1st, 2016 (year 4: Sep/Nov 2017)
December 1st, 2017 (year 5: July/Aug 2018)


Het Entrepot will provide free accommodation for foreign artists for two months (a maximum of two artists per project). Het Entrepot will also provide a production budget and will be assisting with travel funds. Het Entrepot will be unable to assist with artists fees/costs, but can is- sue an official letter of invitation. A daily allowance during the residence period is included.


Het Entrepot in the sea harbor of Bruges (Belgium) is a creative art lab for young artists who need time and space to create and to experiment. Everyone working with photography, video, music, theatre, dance, performance, graphic design and other creative media, is welcome.

Het Entrepot facilitates and supports young, upcoming artists and stimulates cross-cultural and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Het Entrepot is a non-profit organization, located in an old customs warehouse at the sea harbor near the historical city of Bruges, Belgium. The large building houses several different work spaces that are used by artists and musicians to rehearse and create.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund AIR Program

Since 2005 the Kuenstlerhaus offers an additional option for artists from abroad:
The Artist-in-Residence Program during the summer months from June until August.

Duration:  6 to 8 weeks in the period from June until August

Free accommodation:
combined private living/bedroom, shared kitchen and bathroom

Free work space:
  private studio

Paid by Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund:

  • travel costs to and from the Kuenstlerhaus
  • per diem of 10 EURfor each day in Dortmund
  • up to 1000 EUR production/material costs depending on current budgetary situation and upon consultation of our manager and presentation of respective bills

The artists are responsible for their health insurance.

A presentation at the end of the stay is higly appreciated and supported by PR and the print and mailing of invitation cards.
The Kuenstlerhaus team is pleased to assist the guest artist in any organizatorial and practical issues.

Application period is Jan. 1 - 31 of each year.
Application guidelines and form can be found here:

> Application

Monday, January 27, 2014

Curatorial Open Call Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

Application deadline: February 1, 2014
We are pleased to invite independent curators and arts professionals to submit exhibition proposals to be considered for the 2015 Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space exhibition schedule.

Selection Process
Reviewed by the Artists Alliance Inc Curatorial Advisory Committee–comprised of representatives from the local contemporary arts community–proposals will be selected based on conceptual rigor and artistic quality. Consideration will also be given to the individual/group’s ability to meet the artistic mission of Artists Alliance Inc and Cuchifritos Gallery. Successful applicants will articulate a particular need or desire to exhibit within Cuchifritos Gallery and the surrounding community.
When submitting proposals, please carefully review and follow the guidelines outlined below. Applications that do not follow the submission guidelines will not be considered. Please note, you do not have to be a professionally trained curator to submit a proposal as submissions will be judged on merit; however previous exhibition experience will be weighed as an important factor in the selection process. We strongly encourage one, two, and three artist exhibitions, given the smaller scale of the gallery space. Artists who are acting in the curatorial role for the proposed exhibition may not submit a proposal that includes his/her own work.
Selection Criteria
-     Quality of the proposed exhibition [preference given to new and site-specific work]
-     Need to exhibit in Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space [based on Project Proposal]
-     Project feasibility [based on Project Proposal]
-     Artistic merit and professional record [based on artist(s) and curator(s) bios, CV, and work samples]
All artists and curators are eligible – regardless of age, gender, or nationality – EXCEPT:
-     those who are currently enrolled in a college or university program
-     those who currently have NYC gallery representation
Submission Guidelines
Proposals must be submitted by the exhibition curator and include the following:
1.   Proposal sentence: one concise sentence summarizing your exhibition
2.   Project Proposal (max 300 words) please include the following:
–         Exhibition description outlining conceptual and thematic goals
–         Artist(s) to be exhibited
–         Checklist of work to be shown
–         Specific interest in Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space
(Please note: Curators who make art may not include their own work in their proposal.)
3.     Background
–         Curator(s) CV and bio (max 100 words)
–         Artist(s) CV and artist statement (max 100 words)
4.     Sample Work (max 10 images total)
–         JPGs should be a maximum of 1200 x 1200 pixels
–         Each file should be labeled “artist last name_title of work”
5.     Image List with name, title, year, dimensions, and medium. Include a brief sentence describing the work submitted.
Application deadline: February 1, 2014
Submit items 1-3 as a single PDF and attach sample work JPGs in a zipped folder (.zip).
Do not include any application material in the body of your email.

Please address all proposals with the subject “2014 Curatorial Open Call – CURATOR NAME” and submit materials to

Additional Information:
Stipends: We offer modest stipends for curators and participating artists, dependent upon funding resources.
Exhibition Information: Duration of exhibits run for 4-6 weeks and are typically scheduled 12-18 months in advance.
Cuchifritos Gallery Floorplan: Click here to download a floor plan of the gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12 to 6pm (Please note that the gallery is also open by appointment and closed on all major holidays)

Friday, January 24, 2014


Part of the programme for the 2014-15 season will be entrusted to an independent curator, a critic or a collective whose curatorial project has been chosen by La Box's selection panel.

The final proposal should lay down the project's structure and time frame before the end of June 2014, when timetabling of the exhibitions for the following season will take place. The project's experimental character will be one of the main selection criteria.
As part of the School's teaching context, the programme should include the presence and participation of the students in workshops extending from the designing of the exhibitions through to their actual presentation. The curator(s) should also choose and implement a liaison approach aimed at an outside audience.

The overall budget is 25,000 €. Of this 20,000 € will be devoted to production and transport of works, travel and accommodation expenses for the artists, travel expenses for the curator(s), communication, publications; the remaining 5000 euros will cover miscellaneous expenses for the curator(s).

The guest curator is paid a fee on presentation of an invoice.

La Box will provide accommodation for the curator during the period of residency, either in an artist's studio or one of the other facilities offered by the School.

This accommodation is provided because The Box will require the regular presence of the curator for his/her project and teaching duties, although a part of the work can be carried out elsewhere.

The curator will work in association with the School's teaching team and in particular with the teachers in charge of the programme: Arnaud Deshayes, Ingrid Luche and Hervé Trioreau. He/she will be assisted by La Box's permanent team: Chloé Nicolas (coordinator) and Véronique Frémiot (registrar and cultural liaison officer).

There is no set exhibition formula. The number, duration and spacing of the exhibitions are left to the discretion of the curator: possibilities include a single, evolving exhibition, several exhibitions per month, off-site exhibitions, etc. In drawing up his/her programme the curator will need to take the School's calendar into account – vacations, exams – in the interests of student participation.
Candidates must be aware that this kind of programme demands considerable availability on their part. Attendance at regular on-site meetings – including the project validation and organisation meeting in June 2014 – is indispensable. In addition, ready responsiveness by phone or email is vital during preparation of the programme. The curator must be present during the setting up and opening of exhibitions.

In the case of a collective, dialogue and coordination between the members is essential so as to avoid all contradictions in their dealings with the School and La Box.
Terms and conditions
Draft projects must be presented using the following form, downloaded and filled out. They should be sent by email
to, marked for the attention of Chloé Nicolas.
Closing date for applications: 15 March 2014
Download the information sheet
The short list will be drawn up in April 2014.
Interviewing and selection of shortlisted candidates will take place in May 2014. Prior to this they will be asked to provide further details of their projects.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

OPEN CALL to Nordic artists wishing to strengthen their network in the Berlin art scene.

Großes Treffen | Stormöte | Suuri kokous | Stort møte | Listastefna | Stormøde is a one day network event that offers the opportunity for Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Greenlandic, Faroese and Danish visual artists (also performers, sound artists, artists who create public artworks and interventions as well as designers and architects working within the visual arts field) to do portfolio presentations and get acquainted with key agents of Berlin’s art scene according to their specific interests.

The Nordic Embassies will host the event where 60 to 80 artists will be given the chance to meet a number of prominent Berlin-based curators representing a selection of vibrant art institutions, residency organizers, and festival curators. A jury will preselect the participating artists based on their submitted portfolios (deadline: 21 January, 2014).

Organized by the Nordic Embassies. Concept by Solvej Helweg Ovesen.

Participating Berlin-based REVIEWERS:
Oliver Baurhenn
/ CTM-Festival, General Public
Katja Blomberg
/ Haus am Waldsee
Ellen Blumenstein
/ KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Carson Chan / Program
Rhea Garboe Dahl
/ Praxes
Matthias Einhoff
/ ZK/U Centre for Art and Urbanistics
Anselm Franke / Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Kristoffer Gansing /
Sophie Goltz
/ n.b.k.
Susanne Husse
/ District Kunst- und Kulturförderung
Christy Lange
/ frieze d/e
Nora Mayr
/ insitu
Doreen Mende
/ Freelance Curator
Bonaventure Ndikung
/ Savvy Contemporary
Heiko Pfreundt
/ Kreuzberg Pavillion
Maud Piquion / Freelance Artist Manager
Aenne Quiñones
/ HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Lorenzo Sandoval / Altes Finanzamt
Virve Sutinen
/ Tanz im August
Antje Weitzel / uqbar

Please find more information on all reviewers HERE.

TO APPLY, please email us your application as pdf to by 21 January, 2014, consisting of:
- filled out application form (download here)
- portfolio + CV (maximum 10 pictures, 12 pages, and 3 MB)

Please name the application file(s) as follows: first country code (DK, FI, IS, NO or SE), then your last name and first name, e. g. SE_Johansson_ Lars.pdf. If there are more files, please keep the same filename yet add a number in the end.

If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail:

Deadline applications: 21 January, 2014
Confirmation of participation: 1 February, 2014 (Please note that only the selected candidates will be informed about their participation by this date.)
GROSSES TREFFEN Portfolio reviewing event: 27 April, 2014

Participation is free of charge. Travel and accommodation costs must be covered by the participants, who may apply to local arts councils independantly. The respective addresses and deadlines:

Finland: FRAME |
Application period: 10-31 March, 2014
Norway: Office for Contemporary Art (OCA) |
Deadline: 1 February, 2014
Sweden: IASPIS Internationellt kulturutbyte |
Deadline: 5 February, 2014

Concept, Curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen
Nordic Embassies Team: Birgitte Tovborg Jensen (DK), Lena Kingelin (FI), Soffia Gunnarsdóttir (IS), Ida Svingen Mo (NO), and Mareike Röper (SE)
Artistic Coordinator: Kordula Fritze-Srbic
Graphic Design: Manuel Raeder

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sharjah Art Foundation Grants For Middle Eastern Artists

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Grants for Media Art 2014 of the Foundation of Lower Saxony

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Application deadline: February 16, 2014 

The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art will award three Grants for Media Art 2014 of the Foundation of Lower Saxony (10,000 € each).
The grant from the Foundation of Lower Saxony at the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art supports a wide spectrum of media art, from video art and net-based projects to audio or audio-visual installations.
Each grant will be awarded for the production of a new project in the area of media art. 
A preliminary jury as well as a jury will convene to select the recipients of the grants.

Award criteria:
  • A requirement for the prize is user registration and submission of the online application via this website by 16 February 2014, 12:00 a.m. (CET). Applications submitted after this date cannot be taken into consideration.
  • The grant is valid for the duration of 6 months (July–December 2014). It cannot be prolonged and residency is compulsory. Anticipated stay in Oldenburg: at least one month.
  • The project or the artistic work should be completed within the six-month duration of the grant. A possible extension of this period must be discussed in advance with the grant supervisor.
  • Applications will only be accepted from artists and not from institutions.
  • Only one application per person per year will be accepted.
  • Artists can apply as a group; however, the grant is the same as for individual applications. The applicant whose name is provided as a contact will be considered responsible for the project. Co-applicants will also carry creative responsibility for the project. People enlisted to assist the team (programmers, sound technicians, advisers, specialists etc.) cannot be considered members of the group.
  • If desired, grant recipients can apply to stay in a furnished guest apartment.
  • The artist will be included in the activities of the Edith-Russ-Haus, including workshops, presentations or artist’s talks. The dates will be arranged in consultation with the Edith-Russ-Haus.
  • Beyond the grant to the amount of €10,000 and the possibility of using one of the guest apartments in the Edith-Russ-Haus, no further costs will be covered (such as technical means, production means, travel expenses, living expenses during the duration of the grant, the stay, or for an evening spent by the recipients in Oldenburg).
  • A jury consisting of international experts will select the recipients of the grants.
  • Only the materials listed below will be taken into consideration. Originals and unique copies are excluded.
  • The application may be submitted in either English or German. In German applications, some important information must also be provided in English.
  • The recipients agree to allow grant the organisers all rights to the use of images of their artworks for publication, archiving, website publication as well as any further form of communication without payment as long as this use does not damage or intend to damage the participants’ reputation.
  • An application is considered accepted when the applicant receives confirmation via email. If the application does not conform to the prescribed conditions, the applicant will not be sent email confirmation.
  • The organisers and the jury have the unilateral right to exclude applications that do not conform to the conditions.
The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art will handle the submitted materials with great care. In view of the volume of the submitted materials, we cannot assume liability for any slight damage that may occur.
Documentation will NOT be returned. The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art does not assume liability for any losses during mailing.
The information and documentation you submit will only be used at the Edith-Russ-Haus for the purposes of processing your application. The jury’s decision will be made known online once the selection process has been completed. This is expected to take place in April 2014.

Information on filling out your application:
  • Online application (registration and application: see the submenus in the left-hand navigation bar of this website).
  • The description of your project should include the following information (PDF file; please designate your file according to the following example: NAME_YEAR_TITLE-OF-PROJECT):
    1. Title of project and short summary (a maximum of 600 characters including spaces; English version required)
    2. Comprehensive description of the project (including installation plan, storyboard, navigation plan, etc.)
    3. Technical means and materials
    4. Work and production schedule
    5. Financing plan (solid financing: own share, third-party funds; planned but not yet solid financing: own share, third-party funds)
  • In some cases, you may also submit your documentation online. Individual files may not be larger than 10 MB! Photos (a maximum of 24 x 30 cm, 1280 x 1024 pixels, including passe-partout) and/or slides and/or catalogues (a maximum of 2); for video projects: DVD, CD-ROM, mini-DV cassettes a maximum of 15 minutes); for Internet projects: CD-ROM and URLs, no originals, no unique copies.
    To be sent to:
    Stipendium der Stiftung Niedersachsen für Medienkunst 2014
    Katharinenstraße 23
    D-26121 Oldenburg

    IMPORTANT: Material sent by post must arrive at the Edith-Russ-Haus by 16 February 2014.


The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art opened in 2000 and is devoted to a wide range of current issues related to media art. It regularly mounts exhibitions of international artists and organises series of presentations and lectures for artists and media theorists. Important pasts exhibitions have dealt with key contemporary themes such as Something Other Than Photography: Photo&Media and Generation i.2 – The Aesthetics of the Digital in the 21st Century; important media artists, some of them recipients of an Edith-Russ-Haus award, have been presented in solo exhibitions. In 2011, the exhibition Produced@ reflected on the results of the first ten years of the grant for media art at the Edith-Russ-Haus.
The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art has had a regular visiting artist program since 2001 that has supported and implemented 35 suggestions for artistic projects to date. There are two one-room apartments and a live-in studio available for this purpose. Recipients of the grant can fall back on the institutional support of the Edith-Russ-Haus during the realization of their projects.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Job: Western Front Society Exhibitions Curator

Exhibitions Curator Hiring Committee
Phone: 1-604-876-9343

Western Front Society
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1


Submissions Deadline:
5:00pm January 24th

Organization: Western Front Society
Job Title: Exhibitions Curator
Position Type: Full time 3 year contract (renewable), 35 hours per week, occasional weekends and evenings. 3 month probationary period
Salary: $34,000/year +
Experience: 3+ Years

The Western Front Society seeks an outstanding, highly motivated arts professional to take on the role of Exhibitions Curator.

The Western Front was founded in 1973 by a group of interdisciplinary artists, and has developed into an exemplary multi-disciplinary environment for experimental art practice and research. With a staff of ten plus volunteers and interns, the Western Front produces upwards of 75 events annually. The Exhibitions program mandate is to present contemporary visual art by local, national and international artists. Western Front Exhibitions has historically focused on artwork that is conceptual, performative or otherwise ephemeral in nature. Currently, the program privileges experimental, interdisciplinary work that often expands beyond gallery exhibitions to include discursive events, publications, public-realm projects, site-specific works, commissions and online projects.

The Exhibitions Curator reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for:

- Developing and communicating a dynamic vision for the Exhibitions Program
- Curating exhibitions and all associated programming
- Producing and editing publications
- Writing grants and pursuing opportunities for additional funding and support
- Supervising one part-time staff member, contract workers and volunteers
- Contributing towards the realization of institution-wide strategic priorities


- Exceptional knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience providing and executing curatorial direction and administrative planning
- Proven financial management experience
- Strong organizational skills
- Volunteer management experience
- Willingness to work collaboratively and collectively with a diverse staff
- High capacity to meet deadlines and work under pressure
- An understanding of the history of Canadian artist-run centres
- Comprehensive knowledge of principle funding agencies and proven grant writing ability
- Knowledge of managing publication and print projects
- Experience installing a variety of art exhibitions


A competitive benefits package is available after a three-month probationary period is complete. After eight months of employment, four weeks paid vacation may be taken during a period when programs are recessed. Additional paid time off may be taken during the December/January holiday period.

How to Apply:
Western Front is committed to the principals of Employment Equity and encourages application from Aboriginal persons, members of visible minority groups or persons with a disability.

Applications containing a letter of interest and curriculum vitae must be received by 5:00PM on Friday January 24, 2014.

Please send applications by email to:
Exhibitions Curator Hiring Committee

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.