Monday, March 17, 2014

Call for Art Submissions: The first Kampala Art Biennale 2014

The theme is derived from the current Pan African, and increasingly global, discourse that Africa’s economic growth and development is booming and happening right NOW… Popular phrases heard nowadays are: “Africa Is The Future” and “Africa Rising”. Read more about the theme here.

The Kampala Art Biennale 2014 seeks to join this discussion with its theme PROGRESSIVE AFRICA. It is calling on African painters, photographers, illustrators, cartoonists, writers and 2D media artists to present their perception of the current status of Africa.
We believe that the resulting juried works will create a political and social debate in the fields of art, gender, human rights, cultural practice and technology.
Selected work will be shipped from the artist’s country to Kampala and shown in August 2014 at one of the Biennale venues in Kampala. Works will be shipped and returned after the month long exhibition at the expense of the Biennale organisation. The artist has the option to sell the work at the Biennale.
Deadline for entries is March 31st 2014. Application is free of charge. Artists will not receive payment. Copyright of the submitted works remains the artist’s.
An independent jury (curator group) will consider all applications and compile a selection of the final 100 works, which will be announced on April 7th 2014.
Requirements / criteria for submitting artworks:
  • Artist must be working in Africa.
  • All submissions must be made through the online application form below.
  • Maximum size of original works: 1,5m2
  • Only 2D artworks, no installations or sculptures (video can be submitted on request)
  • All works must be related to the theme: “Progressive Africa”.
  • Upload max 10 digital images (jpg, png, pdf, gif) of the artworks and mention Title, Size and Media.
  • In applying for the Biennale, the artist is complying with the conditions and requirements set by the Biennale organisation.
For more information contact Elizabeth on , +256 (0)772 662 575.

Friday, March 14, 2014

IN MY BOROUGH: an inter-borough collaboration

The Falchi building and Local Project- Artist Space are looking for artists who can collaborate on a site-specific installation piece in the glass vitrines of the landmark Falchi building main concourse in Long Island City.
Opening reception, April 12
We are looking for proposals presenting artist collaborations in any media. Each vitrine is 4’8” deep X 10’ wide. The selected works will investigate the everyday movement through a city of diversity. Proposals could also include the ideas of neighborhood, self or identity in relation to neighborhood.
Selected projects will receive a stipend and  will be up for 4 months.
- Authentic inter- borough collaboration: one artist from each of the selected collaborations must live or work in Queens and the other collaborator(s) from another NYC borough
- All mediums are accepted
- No sexual or violent content
- Proposals should be no longer than a page
- Low res JPGS  of sketch or photomontage of the vitrines.
- On line work presented in one link which best represents previous work
- Send your proposals to with the subject IN MY BOROUGH
- Deadline for proposals, March 15
- Artist Notification, no later than March 20
- Installation March, 22- April 7 (must be available to install during these dates)

The Falchi Building is located at 31-00 47th Ave, LIC, NY 11101

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


DEADLINE: 15.03.2014

The Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle and the City of Warsaw invite art professionals: curators, organisers, researchers and managers to apply for one-month long residencies in frames of Artists-In-Residence Laboratory programme at the CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. The A-I-R Laboratory has been organizing an international residency programme at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw since 2002.
Initiated in 2013 “Re-Directing: East” consists of the series of artistic and curatorial residencies and it postulates the experimental and working approach to geopolitical aspects, their performative investigation. The notion of “Re-Directing” refers here to a need to facilitate collaborations with art initiatives from regions with which the A-I-R Laboratory hasn’t had an opportunity to collaborate so far. What we are looking for is an opportunity to cooperate and discuss the specific narratives dealt with by culture creators in the regions characterised by the recent fundamental system transformations and political instability, on the one hand, and the regional artists’ readiness to experiment with the forms of art education and practice, on the other. Starting in Warsaw, which due to its historical experience and geographic location, is an ideal place for such a meeting we envision Re-Directing: East as a roaming academy, a platform enabling non-obvious micro-scale and research-based meetings and dialogues.
Eligible countries:
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Moldova, Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria,
Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.
A month long residency in June 2014
Submission deadline: 15.03.2014
Fellows should be prepared to:
- Give a talk providing an overview or insight into specific issues relating to the current art scene in their country.
- Prepare a portfolio review of selected artists and art initiatives from their homeland in Warsaw.
- Participate in the A-I-R Laboratory programme (seminars, meetings, study visits).
- Collaborate with CCA curators on preparing the artistic residencies for their respective locales.
Selection will be based on the professional excellence of the applicant’s work and his/her plans for sharing the benefits of the exchange with artists and institutions in his/her home country. Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of English to function independently and communicate with A-I-R Laboratory staff and other residents.
We will be offering:
- Individual living space connected with the working space
- Perdiems in the amount of 2400 PLN / approx. 600 EUR
- Travel costs reimbursement
- Organizing customised programme and study visits in Warsaw and beyond.
How to apply:
Please send an electronic version of your PDF portfolio (in English), including:
1. professional work experience
2. a covering letter – a short explanation of why you would like to take part in our programme presenting any relevant personal background and the form taken by your involvement in your local art scene
3. your CV
Please label the portfolio as follows:
your surname_your name_portfolio.pdf
In your email, please specify how you found out about this residency opportunity.
Please send the portfolio to e-mail:
About the Artists-In-Residence Laboratory
The A-I-R Laboratory has been organising an international residency programme at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw since 2002. We consider Warsaw to be an inspiring environment for international artists to develop their ideas while using the residency as a tool for creation and critical reflection. These residencies for artists and other art-related professionals provide an opportunity to develop projects in close dialogue with a curator, and are organised with respect to artistic work reaching beyond the art market or exhibition commissions. At present, the A-I-R Laboratory can host up to seven artists at one time in studios located within the CCA and in the adjacent Laboratory building, which was opened in 2010.
This programme is co-finanaced by the City of Warsaw

University of Cincinnati, Clermont College Exhibition Opportunities

Entries received by March 15, 2014 will be considered for fall 2014 - spring 2016. 

Any artist living in the United States. All styles and media are eligible. Any artist who has been awarded a solo show at the UC Clermont Art Gallery must wait two years to apply again. No entry fees to apply.

Individual Application- 10 digital JPEG images of a consistent body of work on CD.

Group Application- 20 digital JPEG images on CD representing all artists. One-page typed statement to explain the purpose or details of the show. Please use one contact person.

Interested artists must submit a completed application form. Forms can be downloaded at or request to be mailed.

A panel of professional jurors will review and select artists. Artists are responsible for the transportation, installation and removal of their work, if awarded a show.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Call for applications: 2 professors in Artistic Research

Sanna Yliheljo, Head of Study Affairs
Phone: +358 50 44 88 526

University of the Arts Helsinki / Academy of Fine Arts
PO Box 10
FI-00097 University of the Arts Helsinki


The Academy of Fine Arts is part of the University of the Arts Helsinki and offers first-class instruction in Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Site and situation specific arts. With a strong international outlook, it is also a pioneer in artistic research. The Academy has trained artists since 1848.

The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time and a part-time (50%) professorship in artistic research to be filled for a fixed term from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019. The reason for offering the position on a fixed-term basis is the nature of the artistic teaching duties in question, the changing needs of artistic activity and teaching. The application period will open on 3 March and close on 28 March 2014 at 15.00 local Helsinki time (UCT+2). The professorships in artistic research are administratively based in the Academy's Postgraduate Programme.

Since 1997, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts has offered the postgraduate degree of Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA). The Academy's doctoral education is coordinated through the Postgraduate Programme.
Doctoral students are experts in their field: visual artists with a strong research-oriented approach. They cultivate a conscious relationship with their artistic expression and need to investigate and develop practices and strategies of artistic work.
The purpose of doctoral education is to acquaint students in depth with research in the visual arts and its social significance. The goal is for students to obtain the skills needed to produce high-quality work that demonstrates their artistic maturity as well as the ability to work independently and creatively in their field and to apply methods of research in the visual arts to further develop their field.
The languages of teaching are Finnish and English.

Duties of the professor of artistic research

The professor will carry out artistic and theoretical work as well as provide teaching and supervision based thereon. The professor's other duties will include following developments in artistic research, bearing responsibility for the development of teaching, and participating in community interaction and international cooperation in the field.

The specific duties of the professor of artistic research will include the following:
• To manage the Academy's Postgraduate Programme (the full-time position)
• To provide and further develop teaching in the Postgraduate Programme
• To bear special responsibility for the teaching and individual supervision of doctoral students
• To supervise and examine theses
• To plan and design the Postgraduate Programme
• To participate in the collaboration between Academy study programmes and joint studies
• To carry out independent artistic and/or theoretical activities
• To participate in the Academy's administrative activities (including membership in administrative bodies or committees and related tasks as well as student admissions)
• To collaborate with the other academies at the University of the Arts Helsinki and with other universities and institutions
• To follow developments in the arts and to promote community interaction and international cooperation
• Other duties belonging or assigned to the professor

Qualification requirements

The qualification requirements for the professor of artistic research include artistic and/or theoretical merits and qualifications, good teaching skills and broad knowledge of contemporary art. A doctoral degree is required for the full-time position, and will be considered an asset in the part-time position.

The successful candidate will possess not only the above merits and qualifications, but also a special interest and enthusiasm for developing the field of teaching and education. The appointee must also be able to foster broad international cooperation. Consequently, he or she should have a vision for renewing artistic research while monitoring international developments in the field.

When assessing the merits of applicants, attention will focus on extensive competence in the field, experience of supervising research activities, teaching experience and pedagogical training. University-level teaching experience will be considered an asset.

How to apply

Applications, together with the required enclosures, should be submitted in four copies. All application documents should be submitted in English for the perusal of any international assessors.

Applications must include the following enclosures:
• A written report on the artistic and/or theoretical as well as teaching merits relevant to the position
• A portfolio indicating the applicant's key artistic and/or research activities as well as his or her view of current artistic research and vision for further developing the field
• A report on the applicant's key research as well as research approaches and methods
• A curriculum vitae
• A list of publications
• A certificate of language skills

Applications must be submitted by post to the following address: Finnish Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki, Registry, PO Box 10, 00097 University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland. The closing date for applications is28 March 2014 at 15.00 local Helsinki time (UCT+2). Late applications will not be considered. The envelope should be marked: '(Part-time) professorship in artistic research'. The same application can be used to apply for both professorships in artistic research, but this must be clearly indicated on both the envelope and the application itself.

For more information see the complete Call for Applications at

Friday, March 7, 2014


  • Location: Cassis, France
  • Deadline: March 9, 2014
  • Duration: One month residency: June 16 – July 15. Two week residencies: June 16–30, or July 1–15.
  • Eligibility: Applications are open to international artists and writers. No applications will be accepted from current full time students. Fellowship selections are made by peer committees in Literary and Visual arts.
  • Costs & Support: The Fellowship provides artists with live-work apartments at no cost.
  • URL:


BAU Institute has formed a partnership with the Camargo Foundation to offer a new summer residency in Cassis, France. The BAU/Camargo residency provides Fellowships at no cost to visual artists, writers and other creative professionals, who demonstrate a serious commitment to their craft and a desire to work independently within an international community.

2014 DATES

One month residency: June 16 – July 15.
Two week residencies: June 16–30, or July 1–15.
We accept applications on-line January 27 – March 9.
Final applications are due March 9, 2014.
Notification of the admission committee decision will be in mid-March.
Upon acceptance a refundable security deposit of $250.00 is due.


Applications are open to international artists and writers. No applications will be accepted from current full time students. Fellowship selections are made by peer committees in Literary and Visual arts.


The Fellowship provides artists with live-work apartments at no cost. The Camargo foundation staff is in residence to provide information and support for transportation, reservations, translation and regional information. A BAU Institute Director will be in residence at all times.
The campus is located directly on the Mediterranean with breathtaking views of the harbor and Cap Canaille, one of the highest maritime cliffs in Europe. The buildings and grounds contain thirteen apartments, a reference library, a music-conference room, gardens, a Chinese Terrace, and an outdoor Greek Theater, all of which are available for use by the residents. The apartments are fully furnished with equipped kitchens. Linens and towels are provided. A washer and dryer are available for personal laundry. There are no telephones in the apartments, but there is WiFi through-out most of the campus. There is on-site parking.
The language of the residency is English. There is no French language requirement for a Camargo Fellowship. Transportation and meals are the responsibilty of the residents. There is abundant food shopping in nearby markets. No children or pets are allowed. Overnight guests are permitted when requested at the time of the application. The guest fee is $50.00 per night, 3 nights maximum. There are also several hotels in Cassis where visitors can stay.
The Foundation is a five-minute walk from the village of Cassis and approximately 30 minutes by train, bus, or car from Marseille and Aix-en-Provence. The train station in Cassis is a five minute taxi ride to the campus.


Please upload your submission following instructions on this page.
Have the following 6 items ready before starting your submission:
  1. CV or resume, PDF or Word Doc.
  2. A letter of intent that describes the work you plan to undertake while in residence and
    how the specific nature of this residency with benefit your work.
  3. Documentation of your work: Depending on your practice, you may submit either images, audio/video files, or text based files.
Submit only one of the following:


If your mediium is painting, sculpture, installation, site-specific, and/or drawing, please submit jpeg images. Seven (7) JPEG images, at 72 DPI resolution, maximum file size for each image submitted: 1 MB. Images must be numbered as in the image list.
(See item no.3) Important: we can only accept jpegs. Please do NOT submit: Powerpoint presentations, PDF, TIFF, Gif or PSD files.


Links to three video or audio excerpts. Please make sure to mark which 3-minutes of each piece you would like the jury to review. The jury will be required to watch/hear 3 minutes for each; it is at their discretion whether they will see/hear more. We review video or audio documentation ONLY for candidates whose work is time-based, interactive, web-based, kinetic, film, video, theatre, sound, music, spoken word, and performance.


If you work with words, please submit either a pdf or word doc of up to three (3) excerpts of recent work. Each excerpt should not exceed 10 pages and cannot be from the same work. Upload the three excerpts individually; either PDF or word document files.
  1. Work sample list:
Submit a Word document or PDF file of one page only. DO NOT use font size smaller than 11. Please prepare this document as a numbered list of the work you submitted.

Specify the following:
  • Visual arts:
    Title, year, size, medium and optional brief synopsis for each of seven (7) jpegs.
  • Performance:
    Choreographer, performer(s), length of original piece, year and brief synopsis.
  • Film:
    Screenwriter, director, actor(s), length of original piece, year and synopsis.
  • Writing:
    Title, length of original piece, year and brief synopsis. If needed, a brief (2-3 sentences) description can be included for each piece submitted.
Joint applications: In the case of a team that already has a history of projects together, please upload only one application with documentation of work done together only. In the case of a one-time joint project, please upload individual applications with documentation of individual work, making sure to mark on the Statement of Intent each of the names of the candidates proposing the joint application.
  1. Two professional references: Name, Title (if applicable), email address.
  2. Application Fee: $40
Please note: incomplete applications cannot be processed.
For questions send us an

Good luck with your application!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Montgomery College AIR Program

Deadline: 03/31/14

The Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus of Montgomery College offers semester-long residencies for visual artists. Fall residencies run from mid-August through mid-December. Spring residencies run mid-January through mid-May. This program provides artists with a dedicated space to pursue their professional art practice within an academic environment. Resident artists may also be granted access to the myriad other studio facilities available in the Cafritz Arts Center on a case-by-case basis. No living accommodations are provided.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

Deadline for application is March 31, 2014. There are no fees for participation in this residency.

For further information and the application form visit 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Artist/Instructor In Residence in Photography

Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Photography for Fall 2014 is a 16 week-long fellowship program intended to present the participants as role models for the OCAC community, to advance the careers of the practicing artists, and to strengthen the public’s awareness of the significant role that making has in a contemporary art context. 

The resident must be an artist with significant exhibition records and professional achievement, strong communication skills, sustained studio practice, and desire to engage in collaborative experiences at OCAC. This individual will be expected to pursue a clearly articulated body of work or project, to teach one 3-credit BFA course “Digital Imaging I” in Photo Department and to integrate his or her practice into the academic programming and activities of the larger OCAC community. Conact or 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

3 year artist residency w/ £32,000 annual stipend

The Grendon Friends Trust, in partnership with Ikon is inviting visual artists to apply for a
three-year residency based at HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire. The residency is funded by
the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust. An exciting opportunity for an artist to
work in a unique, therapeutic setting. The successful candidate will produce his/her own
work to reflect the experience of the residency and to deliver an effective arts programme
to the prison community.

The annual fee in the region of £32,000 is offered for this post together with a studio space
and a generous materials and exhibition budget.

To apply, please send a CV, covering letter, completed equal opportunities form and up to
10 images (or other documentation of your work) to Sarah Harding, PA/Office Manager, For further information please contact Debbie Kermode, Deputy

Monday, March 3, 2014

Open Call: ArtLeaks Gazette No.2

Our first issue of the ArtLeaks Gazette was aimed at bringing critical awareness of the challenges and obstacles of the contemporary art system. While we considered this a necessary initial step in enacting meaningful transformations of this system, we now feel the need to move beyond exposure and breaking the silence into ways of engagement, or what does it mean to be agents of change in the art world today?

The question of engagement is not singular to the art world, as activists and peers continue to grapple with it in the wake of the post-Occupy challenges. Just as activits have re-claimed and organized squares, parks and streets for a life-changing experience, so cultural workers have occupied cultural spaces, have disrupted the business cycles of galleries and auction houses, and have organized alternative schools and conscious-raising workshops. Nonetheless, we all share the frustration that all this is ephemeral, temporary, that as we participate in something magical together, it inevitably comes to an end. While we have been successful at transforming small spaces for short periods of time, there is still much work to do in the way of a long-lasting and depth-reaching transformation of culture and society.
The main question that the second issue of the ArtLeaks Gazette addresses is: What are the conditions and possibilities of alternative art worlds? And because we ask about that which is yet to come, how can we engage and use our imagination, avoiding, at the same time, the traps of utopian thinking? In many ways, these questions are precisely related to the challenge of special and temporal limitations, of the continuity of building more engaged institutions, sustainable socio-political practices, something which we can come back to and extend. It seeks to bring together a host of proposals for practices, platforms, organizations and ask how we can push further beyond their being too local and temporary. One step towards this is recognizing the international character of the resistance, calling for a different way of making a critical art, of running institutions and of doing politics as people translate their aspirations and practices into a new cycle of struggles.
Therefore, we want to ask what process-based, long term paths can be followed to bypass the traditional curated exhibition / festival or gallery representation to allow for more challenging explorations? How do we navigate artistic practice within the rigid established structures in order to allow for positive change and growth? Today’s art world is far from being friendly to cultural workers. Using our own methods, many have identified successful tactics for navigating the existing system – although this system is becoming more and more unable to provide real support for creative production. How can art workers attain fair compensation without continuing to feed this broken system? How can they exercise their voices and power to develop other sustainable platforms and support the creative field? What experimental approaches to art education have been developed and are currently practiced? What new ways of unionizing precarious labor exist and could they be adapted to cultural workers?
We seek contributions that investigate models for communing within the context of art and education; examples of free schools and cooperatives based on skills sharing; analyses of economic relations inside the art academy that lead to precarity and ways to strike against the system of debt and expendable labor; strategies for undoing the highly competitive, individualist, market-driven values that the art system often produces and ways of making room for collective processes;  approaches for supporting art practices that remain disconnected from the art market and maintain an explicit critical position; ways of establishing new paradigms for redevelopment that do not displace artists, workers, local residents or industries but build a sustainable community of working people.
Our second issue of the gazette will begin to map these active agents and connect peers that have begun constructing in these directions and already established platforms – in other words we want to step back and look closely at what people are already doing/ have achieved and ways in which to fortify demands and critical structures. Our needs, passions, values and ideologies maybe diverse, however we consider it important to flesh out areas or overlap and dissonance, to map existing resistant communities, other economies and ways of organizing. This issue aims to bring into focus these various systems rather than create a composite, fixed structure, which we hope can lead to a different art world with the potential for collective evolution.

We welcome contributions in a variety of narrative  forms, from articles, commentaries, and glossary entries, to posters, drawings and films. The deadline for entries is the 31st of March 2013. Contributions should be delivered in English or as an exemption in any language after negotiations with the editorial council. The editorial council of Artleaks takes responsibility of communicating with all authors during the editorial process.
Please contact us with any questions, comments and submit materials to:
We will publish all contributions delivered to us in a separate section. However, we take full responsibility in composing an issue of the gazette in the way we feel it should be done.
The on-line gazette will be published in English under the Creative Commons attribution noncommercial-share alike and its materials will be offered for translation in any languages to any interested parts.