Friday, October 30, 2015

Sculpture Space Inc. (NY), Call for Applicants

From their call: Sculpture Space, located in Utica, New York, invites artists whose focus is sculpture to apply for a two-month residency between February and November 2017. Depending on funding, up to twenty residents are selectively chosen each year with a stipend of $1,500 awarded to offset costs.
We offer a 5,500 square foot shared studio with specialized equipment in addition to five private studios. The Studio Manager provides ongoing assistance and technical expertise; the Office Manager and Executive Director are available to assist with any other special requirements. Basic understanding and communication skills in English are necessary. Three to five artists are in residence each month; artists are expected to stay for a full two months; for absences longer than four contiguous days, stipend will be prorated. Housing is provided a block away in a newly renovated residence with private bedrooms, washer/dryer, TV, internet, shared living space and kitchen. Artists are responsible for materials, specialized tools and food. Bicycles are provided; transport for materials purchase and other needs is also available.
Accepted artists are selected by a Review Committee and guest juror Sam Van Aken ( Artists are notified at the end of January. Primary criteria for selection are based on the quality, originality and potential of their work and proposed project.
Applications are accepted from November 1st – December 31st, 2015 at at

For more about Sculpture Space residency program:
About Sculpture Space: Sculpture Space is unique in North America for its service to sculptors who come to Utica, NY to make new work. The program has helped advance the careers of over 400 national and international artists since 1976. Artists-in-residence have access to specialized resources available in the Mohawk Valley to make sculpture on a scale which they otherwise might not afford, in a supportive environment conducive to experimentation. Work that is made and first seen in Utica is often exhibited in galleries, museums and sculpture parks worldwide.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Betty Feves Memorial Gallery at Blue Mountain Community College (OR), Call for Artists: Exhibition Opportunities, 2016 – 2017

The Betty Feves Memorial Gallery at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon is currently accepting submissions for consideration for the 2016-17 academic year. The Feves Gallery is a non-profit exhibit space connecting emerging and established artists with students, staff and the general public in Eastern Oregon. The Gallery is committed to exhibiting work of high artistic quality that aligns with the Guiding Principles.
While proposals for exhibitions are reviewed on an ongoing basis, to be considered for the 2016-17 academic year submissions must be received by March 1st, 2016. Proposals for exhibitions are evaluated on the basis of artistic quality, alignment with their Guiding Principles (see website) and the variety of the exhibition schedule.
For more information and submission guidelines:
Blue Mountain Community College, 2411 NW Carden Ave, Pendleton, Oregon

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wilderness Workshop (CO), International Call for Applicants: Artist in Wilderness Residencies 2016, with stipend

Since 2008, the Artist in Wilderness program has sponsored one-week residencies each year, to allow a few select artists to make works inspired by the lands that Wilderness Workshop is working to protect. For 2016, four residencies are being offered, typically to be completed between June 1st and September 30th. Exact dates are worked out with each artist after they have agreed to participate. Professional artists from all points on the globe are invited to apply before the November 30th, 2015 deadline. Traditionally, at least one residency is awarded to a Colorado artist.
Chosen by a jury of regional artists and collectors, past participants have worked in all variety of visual mediums. In 2016, the program is focusing on wood, stone, clay and glass.  Artists are expected to use their residency to derive inspiration from and make art in the White River National Forest or nearby federal public lands.
Provisions: Wilderness Workshop will provide selected participants with housing, a field guide as required, a $1500 stipend, and reimbursement for travel to/from Aspen for up to $1,000 ($400 for Colorado residents). Good health and endurance are essential. The artist will be responsible for his/her own food, equipment and materials, and will be expected to comply with all relevant USFS/BLM regulations.
Obligations: Each Artist in Wilderness resident will provide Wilderness Workshop with one original piece valued at $1500 or higher, inspired by the experience, for inclusion in a fundraising auction. Additionally, he/she shall give the organization reproduction rights and high resolution digital images of at least five works resulting from the residency.  Wilderness Workshop will use these images to promote the organization’s goals and to perpetuate the AIW program. All pieces/images must be delivered to Wilderness Workshop within three months of completing the residency.

The Summer Institute for Visual Arts at Drury University is seeking Summer 2016 Visiting Artist Fellowships

Established in 2007, the Summer Institute for Visual Arts (SIVA) at Drury University is dedicated to advanced research and practice in the field of contemporary visual arts. Each summer, SIVA offers four Visiting Artist Fellowships alongside a Master of Arts in Studio Art and Theory (MART) program. Fellowships are awarded to a diverse group of international artists representing a range of practices and disciplines. During their five-week residency, each visiting artist fellow is provided housing, a private studio space, access to the university’s resources and facilities, and a substantial stipend. In turn, visiting artist fellows are mentors in the MART program. They are responsible for a visiting artist studio course and play an active role in SIVA through program-wide studio visits, workshops, reviews and lectures.
EligibilityApplications are sought from internationally exhibiting artists who have an established body of work and notable professional experience. An MFA or equivalent, teaching experience and a record of exhibitions and/or other activities are required. Preference will be given to candidates possessing knowledge in historical and contemporary art issues across disciplines. The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience and his or her appropriateness to the Summer Institute of Visual Arts mission and curriculum, as well as quality of work and written statements.
Fellowship Award
Each Summer Institute of Visual Arts Visiting Artist Fellow receives $4500.00 USD in compensation to manage a 5-week Visiting Artist Studio course (Monday-Thursday, 1-5pm), offer a one-day technical workshop and give a public lecture. Fellows additionally receive on-campus housing, a private studio and exhibition opportunities when available. Fellows are responsible for their own travel expenses and are expected to be in residence full-time.
HOW TO APPLYApplicants must submit a letter of interest, artist and/or teaching statement, CV, portfolio images or website (including examples of student work if possible) and the names and addresses (postal and email) of three references to the address below.
Applications must be received by December 31, 2015.
Four fellowships will be awarded in total, two for Summer Session I (June 6 - July 8, 2016) and two for Summer Session II (July 11 - August 12, 2016). Please indicate if you have preferred dates (Summer Session I or II) for your Fellowship.
All application items should be sent to:Graduate Programs Office
Drury University
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Alternatively, you can upload your materials to and share them with
Instructions for a Dropbox submission
  • Go to
  • Set up a free account with username and password
  • Upload your materials
  • Label your folder with your last and first name ("Smith, Jane")
  • Click the “share” link to share the materials with

Please email Sarrita Hunn (SIVA Director) at with any questions.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Caldera Arts Center (OR), International Call for Applicants: Artist in Residence

Every winter from January through March, creative individuals and collaborative groups are awarded the gift of time and space at our beautiful Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, Oregon, for month-long residencies.
Residencies are open to national and international artists in any discipline, as well as creative thinkers in engineering, design, and the sciences, who have emerged and established themselves beyond university training. Caldera also accommodates parent-artists. In 2016, we are also opening additional residency opportunities to culinary artists.
Eligibility: Those artists who wish to apply as collaborators must submit under the collaboration category. Mature, as well as emerging artists, are encouraged to apply. Artists in the United States, US citizens abroad, and international artists are eligible. Proposals for creative residencies must be compatible with available working studio spaces, facilities, and resources.
If you are a parent-artist, please inquire directly with AiR Director, Elizabeth Quinn.
A panel of fellow artists and art professionals chooses 21-36 artists for residences each year. The panel changes annually in order to keep the program dynamic. Final awards of residencies are at the discretion of Caldera. In some special instances, artists are invited to participate without submitting an application.
Depending on funding, Caldera may make stipends available to attending residents. For more information about stipends, contact Elizabeth Quinn. Residents are responsible for food, travel, materials, and other expenses.
Website link for more detailed information:
The Caldera Arts Center is located in Sisters, Oregon, on 90 acres surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Fellowships for Individual Artists and Collectives, Socially Engaged Art

A Blade of Grass (ABOG) in NYC is currently offering a one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives. Fellowships pair project support of $20,000 with strategic support, assessment tools, video documentation, and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists working nationwide. They support seven to ten artists or collectives per year, who are selected via an open application process.
What They Fund:  • Socially engaged projects in which art is a catalyst for social change. • Projects that feature artists in leadership roles. • Dialogue-based projects that emphasize sustainable partnerships with communities. • Projects in which artists engage community members as equal partners. • Projects in which co-creation with non-artists is part of the process. • They value process over product: relationship building and problem solving are key goals. • They provide funding with minimal restriction, and budget line items may include things like living expenses that are not direct project expenses. • They fund artists working nationwide, as well as artists based in the US who are working internationally
For full details, calendar of deadlines, funding parameters, more information (PDF): 
About: A Blade of Grass nurtures socially engaged art. They provide resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. They evaluate the quality of work in this evolving field by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, function, ethics and meaning of socially engaged art that resonates within and outside the contemporary art dialogue. They are located in New York City.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Tbilisi Photo Festival Residency Program

For its 6th edition, the Tbilisi Photo Festival is launching its first ever Residency Program, for photographers and photography curators. 


RESIDENCY DATES AND DURATION: Established or emerging photographers or photography curators will work over an agreed period of 2 - 5 weeks between December 30 2015 and May 30, 2016, spending a minimum of 15 consecutive days working in Tbilisi. 

DESCRIPTION: The brief for the residency is open, and we are looking for interesting and creatively ambitious proposals from photographers and photography curators from the European Region* and Iran. 
Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
-        the originality and quality of their proposal
-        artistic and professional quality of their work
-        extent to which the residency contributes to applicant’s development
-        relevance to applicant’s creative and professional goals

AWARDS:  One photographer or photography curator will receive a €1,000 bursary. Tbilisi Photo Festival will cover the cost of travel to Tbilisi (around €400) and accommodation during the residency, with additional support presenting their final work. 

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should fill in the application and send it by email to the address on the form, together with supporting visual material and references as requested.  Please e-mail your application form to   by 25th of October 2015. 
Only the selected applicant will be notified. *A list of the 47-member states of the Council of Europe can be found online here:

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Smack Mellon Emerging Artist Exhibition

The theme for this year is the 2016 election. 

Application Open: Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Smack Mellon Emerging Artist Exhibition: June 18-July 31, 2016
Smack Mellon reviews submissions from Emerging Artists wishing to have their work considered. The work will be reviewed and considered for the Emerging Artists Summer Show by Smack Mellon staff and the show’s curator Erin Donnelly, Smack Mellon’s Programs Manager.
The theme for this year is the 2016 election. The summer of 2016 when the exhibition will be held will be marked by the Democratic National Convention July 25–28 in Philadelphia and the Republican National Convention July 18-21 in Cleveland where the two dominant political parties in our country will announce their bids for the presidency in the race up to the election on November 8. 
The event of the 2016 electoral process is a jumping off point for the exhibition to critically examine current national politics from personal, social, and cultural perspectives. Artists are encouraged to investigate the issues that define political platforms such as the economy, distribution of income, foreign affairs policy, race relations, healthcare, immigration and how government functions, among other topics. Collectively, the works in the exhibition will offer various viewpoints on democracy and the political process in America. 
Submissions of work in all media will be considered. Proposals for new projects are especially sought after, as the issues will be debated in the coming months. Smack Mellon is interested in proposals that consider the unusual architecture of the gallery space and encourages site-specific projects. If you are applying with a site-specific project, please incorporate this floorplan into your proposal; additionally, a visit to the gallery is highly suggested before drawing up plans. For site-specific projects, there will be an area in the online submission form for additional materials. Proposals for events are also welcome.
Artists involved in exhibitions are responsible for the execution and installation of their own artwork. Artists should understand that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. Smack Mellon does not have a full time staff of preparators. Smack Mellon staff can assist in installation of work requiring a scissor lift or special mounting, when arranged in advance. Our staff may also assist artists and curators with installation of other complicated projects but will not be involved in helping the artist to build their work on site.
Specifics about the installation of artwork, the equipment and resources that Smack Mellon is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted as a proposal under consideration.
Current students are ineligible to apply. This is entirely an online application process.

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO UPLOAD YOUR MATERIALS. (If you have any technical problems after 3pm on December 2, we will not be able to assist you and any application that is late due to technical difficulties will not be accepted.)
The application process will require:
1. 10 images or 3 videos: SEE BELOW (Only ONE format - video or images - will be reviewed. You can submit an application only once per cycle.)
2. Image or Video Script (Enter up to 60 words of description about the content of each image (or series of images) or video.) This information will be read when your work is viewed.
3. Resume (One file - Word .doc, .docx, .rtf or PDF. Please include your name, address, phone number and email address in this document along with exhibition and educational background.)
4. Artist Statement (In 250 words or less, write a statement about your work and your process.)
You can submit a maximum of ten (10) still images.
Each image file must be titled with your Last Name, underscore, First Name, underscore, image number.  Example: Smith_John_01.
Color mode: RGB; File types: .jpg or .tiff
Maximum size in any direction: 1000px
Enter title, medium, production date for each entry
Image Script: Enter up to 60 words of description about the content of each image or series of images. (This information will be read when your work is viewed.)
We will not accept CDs of digital images, slides, DVDs, or VHS.
To apply with Images, go here.
You may submit up to three (3) videos, each of which can be a maximum of three (3) minutes long.  Accepted file types include Mp4, AVI, MOV, MPG. Only moving images, i.e. time-based media, video, kinetic art or documentation of performance art, should be submitted as video files. Videos of still artwork or documentation of artistic process will not be viewed. 
If titling, crediting, or other important textual information is part of the video, we strongly suggest that it come at the beginning of the video.  
Enter title, production date and running time for each entry.
Video Script: Enter up to 60 words of description about the content of your video. (This information will be read when your work is viewed.)
We will not accept CDs of digital images, slides, DVDs, or VHS. Most video codecs will be played back on Submittable's platform - please test your videos for playback before finalizing your submission.  
To apply with Video, go here.
Event Proposal Guidelines
Examples of proposed events include performances, workshops, readings, and/or discussions. Events will be scheduled primarily between the hours of 12noon and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday during the run of the exhibition. If you have a date preference, please indicate in the description. Proposals for events that are fundraisers for political parties are not permitted.
To apply for an event, go here.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Lambent Foundation, Gilbert Mackay Foundation, Select Equity Group Foundation, many individuals and Smack Mellon’s Members. 
Smack Mellon’s programs are also made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and with generous support from The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of The New York Community Trust, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Richard J. Massey Foundation for the Arts & Sciences, The Robert Lehman Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc., The O’Grady Foundation, and Exploring The Arts. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

12- Month Professional Development Program and Solo Show Opportunity for emerging and Under-represented, self-identified Women Artists.

Link to Application:

Link to Info:

Founded in 1972, A.I.R. Gallery is the first artist-run, not-for-profit contemporary art gallery for women artists in the country. As an early alternative space, A.I.R. served as a catalyst for the women’s art movement and a model for other artists and arts organizations. Building on A.I.R.’s historical influence on contemporary art, the Fellowship Program, a FREE 12-month intensive program, provides visible gallery space and an opportunity to establish relationships with experienced artists, art professionals and collectors. A panel of outside reviewers will select participants. Fellowship recipients will be assigned New York member liaisons and panelists are encouraged to visit the individual Fellow’s studios in preparation for their solo shows. In addition, recipients will plan and implement a community project with the gallery during their tenure.

The 2016-2017 Fellowship Panelists are: 
Natalie Bell: Assistant Curator, New Museum
Monika Bravo: Artist
Austin Thomas: Artist, Curator, Community Builder

Selected Artists will be notified by APRIL 2016. Please do not contact the gallery to inquire about your application.

Entry Deadline: OCTOBER 30, 2015 AT 11:59 PM

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: the program is open to all self-identified women artists who:
·       Have not had a solo exhibition at a permanent commercial gallery in NYC in the last 10 years.
·       Are residents, or within commuting distance of, New York City metropolitan area for the duration of the program.
·       18 years or older
·       Not a student or enrolled in any degree seeking program at the time of the program.
·       Not participating in a comparable development program or residency program.
·       Not currently be a member, employee or board member of A.I.R. Gallery, and never have had a solo show at A.I.R. Gallery.
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·       Not a Fellowship alumna.

SELECTION PROCESS: Each year, a rigorous selection review is conducted by a panel of outside curators, critics, and established artists. Through a multi-round process, artists are selected based on the quality and commitment to their work. A final interview and selection is made by A.I.R. Gallery Artists. A mandatory in-person interview is held prior to being accepted to the program. The A.I.R. Fellowship Program is open to artists working in ALL media and seeks to work with those that could benefit from the opportunities that the program offers.  Six artists will be awarded a Fellowship. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES - Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015
·       ONLY 72ppi, JPG, RGB files for images.
ONLY .MOV format for video
·       Longest side of image must be 1000 pixels.
·       Video links may not exceed 3 minutes in length.
·       Each image may not exceed 1MB and 1000 pixels in any direction.
·       Images MUST be oriented properly (ex: top of the image is up).
·       You MUST not include your name in the image/video or file name (remember this is a blind review).
·       You must fill in all fields and upload all 5 images in order for your application to be complete.

·       All questions should be answered to the best of your ability. 
·       Resume and artist statement in PDF format ONLY

         APPLICATION REVIEW:  The A.I.R. Staff initially reviews fellowship applications to ascertain whether the applicant meets the requirements of the fellowship program, as stated in the application form. The selection panel will then conduct a blind review of applications. The selection panel will review and rank all applicants based on the following criteria:

·       Skill and use of materials.
·       Ambition shown in the execution of the work. 

·       Complexity of meanings beyond "one-liners" or singular readings of the work  
·       Subverting visual clich├ęs 

·       Visions shown from a verity of perspectives; political, social, and art historical

·       Skills displayed through command of the materials

·       Presentations that indicate effort and commitment to the profession

·       Commitment to and quality of artwork presented; tightly focused projects demonstrating intellectual rigor and innovative approaches to materials and concepts

·       Community project idea, as proposed in the application

·       RPotential to maximize the unique opportunites presented by the A.I.R. Fellowship, including its important 40 year history as a collective for women in the arts. 

A.I.R. Gallery is committed to maintaining diversity in the Fellowship Program.