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12/08/2017 - 17:58
United States

Calling for Participation: New Waves! PRESENTS Whitewash for the 2017 West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn, NY – 25 July 2017 – How does Carnival define Caribbean diasporic movement? What is the relationship between Carnival and diasporic identities? How are politics of emancipation and practices of resistance expressed through Carnival? In consideration of these questions, New Waves! PRESENTS “Whitewash” in a processional performance for the 2017 West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn. The program is part of a series of projects, performances and workshops in international contexts initiated by the Trinidad-based Dance and Performance Institute. New Waves! NEW YORK will take place from Friday, 1 September through Monday, 4 September 2017. The program offers three days of master classes and events led by highly regarded New Waves! Faculty and Guest Artists. On the fourth day - Monday, 4 September - New Waves! will participate in a Processional Performance for the 2017 West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn.

 

Performance in procession is one of the most dynamic aspects of New Waves! and offers embodied, experiential learning in Carnival aesthetics in its cultural and political forms, mas performance, and Caribbean dance and movement. New Waves! has engaged processional performance in its programming since 2011 - every year, with Jouvay Ayiti (in 2014 with a New Orleans Second Line through the streets of Jacmel) for the Emancipation Day Procession through downtown Port of Spain, Trinidad.

 

“This mas is a meditation on how we in the Diaspora connect to and continue to breathe life in to our inheritance - our culture, our people, our collective futures. It is a consideration of how as dance artists, we can contribute to that future while building community. The West Indian American Day Carnival has been a cultural lifeline for many Caribbean people living not just in New York, but in the entire United States. There are many things that have changed about the Carnival since I played mas here as a young person. What hasn’t changed is that the Carnival is still truly organized by the community and there is space for artistic, critical engagement as it relates to and within its context.”

 

HOW TO REGISTER TO PLAY MAS WITH NEW WAVES! NY

The cost to play mas with New Waves! NEW YORK is $350 for an Individual costume and $150 for General players. In order to register and complete your costume booking, a $150 a non-refundable deposit is required. The balance is due upon collection, on or before, 1 September 2017. To REGISTER, go to http://www.makedathomas.org/institute.newwaves or directly at https://form.jotform.co/61781842409865. Email newwavesmas [op] gmail [punt] com for more info.

 

For its 7th iteration, New Waves! PRESENTS seven incredible sections:

 

“Memento M - As dust and bone” by Brianna McCarthy, a mixed media visual communicator working and living in Trinidad + Tobago.

 

“FreshWater” by Robert Young/The CLOTH. “FreshWater” is a 2008/2009 work choreographed by Makeda Thomas, which saw its early development on the streets of Port of Spain for Carnival that year. Since performed internationally at the Brooklyn Museum, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Teatro de la Ciudad in Mexico, Queens Hall in Trinidad, and the Shaw Park Cultural Complex in Tobago - the work returns to the road, en masse, to consider how diasporic people “transforms [these] original sources and convokes a whole new universe out of fragments of it”.

 

“The Caribbean Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” is an Egungun mas by Vulgar Fraction. Designer, Robert Young says “Our earth is made up of large bodies of water connecting us all. I thought about our histories before petroleum — before we could fly — we moved on water to get from one place to the next“.

 

“Erzulie: La Diablesse” by Tracey Sankar, is a combination of the traditional mas characters, Dame Lorraine and Jab Molassie. The mas also incorporates elements of the Haitian voudou loa, Erzulie Freda, which embodies both love and sorrow. The mas was created in 2015, when it won First Place in Traditional Mas in Trinidad Carnival. Watch a video of “Erzulie: La Diablesse” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAjFRYbAFWw.

 

“Water Woman” by Sonja Dumas, dance artist based in Trinidad. “I am drawn to the sea, indeed to bodies of water in general. But the sea in particular holds for me the mysteries and complexities of my Caribbean space. I develop relationships with the sea through my choreographic investigations, and now I’ve attempted create a different kind of visual engagement with it in the form of a mas costume. In my choreographic work I have sometimes interpreted the power and presence of the Orisa deity of salt waters, Yemanja. I have re-imagined Her presence, and how I view Her in my Caribbean space.” The mas is being developed within Jouvay Ayiti’s Emancipation Mas Camp in collaboration with Caribbean Yard Campus.

 

“Whitewash: Di Mas” by Chris Walker asserts the centrality of black and brown culture to the formation of America and American popular culture. The performance features African and African Diasporic cultural expression in clothing, music and movement, all of which are painted over in white. The facade of whiteness is removed throughout the procession, revealing the resistance and energy of people of colour on the inside, on the ground, dong the work.

 

“Obatalá: ….” by Jhawhan Thomas, an award-winning Moko Jumbie who placed third with his costume by Peter Minshall “The Dying Swan – Ras Nijinsky in Drag as Pavlova” in 2016 and won King of Carnival in 2008. Of “Obatalá…”, he writes: “The God of the Sky, the Father of Humanity, He Who Sculpts our moulds and erects our stance…Obatalá is the White Light that feeds our earthly souls. Our God Head. Governor of our Ori. He is the White Cloth. As we commemorate our ancestors, we call on all the powers that be, not only to whiten our egos but bind us in your fold of clarity, justice, and divine quickening. Asé.”

 

JUS NOW, the meeting of two Riddim obsessives, LAZAbeam (Percussionist/Producer from Trinidad) and Interface (Producer/DJ from Bristol, UK) that produced tunes like Bunji Garlin’s “Big Bad Soca” (2017) will provide music and sound for New Waves! NY.

 

HOW TO REGISTER TO PLAY MAS WITH NEW WAVES! NY

The cost to play mas with New Waves! NEW YORK is $350 for an Individual costume and $150 for General players. In order to register and complete your costume booking, a $150 a non-refundable deposit is required. The balance is due upon collection, on or before, 1 September 2017. To REGISTER, go to http://www.makedathomas.org/institute.newwaves or directly at https://form.jotform.co/61781842409865. Email newwavesmas [op] gmail [punt] com for more info.

 

ABOUT NEW WAVES!

The New Waves! Institute was established in 2011 and has since gathered over 200 dance artists, teachers, and scholars in the Caribbean. Each year, participants, staff and a renowned faculty of international artists form a supportive and inspiring community that has created a unique space for dialogue, networking, experimentation and collaboration. The program has been made possible through a major partnership with and held at the University of Trinidad & Tobago/Academy for Performing Arts, within the National Academy for Performing Arts in Port of Spain from 2011-2013. In 2014, the New Waves! Institute was held in Jacmel & Port au Prince, Haiti. New Waves! returned to UTT/APA for its 5th Anniversary in 2015 and New Waves! 2016.

 

About the Dance & Performance Institute

Founded in 2010, the Dance & Performance Institute is an international community of dance and performance artists, a forum for exchange, and series of programs on contemporary dance and performance based in Trinidad & Tobago. The Institute spearheads the Artist in Residence program, the Carnival Performance Institute, and New Waves! Institute. The Institute is directed and curated by Makeda Thomas, with the support of a growing community of artists, scholars, teachers and network partners.

Let’s Dance!


email: institute [at] makedathomas.org
website: http://Makedathomas.org
11/08/2017 - 20:37
United Kingdom

10 nights in a Victorian Villa in London, UK

10 nights. One Victorian Villa in a leafy suburb of London, UK. What could you create while the owners are on holiday?

 

We're seeking one creator for this pop-up residency 23rd August – 2nd September. 

 

You'll live/work/create from a ground floor apartment in a Victorian Villa. High ceilings. Home office. Beautiful gardens. Roll top bath. Two cats for company.

 

Apply here: https://www.popuplaunchpad.com/blog/victorian-villa

 

Launch Pad is an artist residency that pops up in homes while owners are away.


email: matt [at] popuplaunchpad.com
website: http://www.popuplaunchpad.com
11/08/2017 - 14:50
United Kingdom

The Kitchen | Artist Residency Call | Oriel Davies Gallery

Oriel Davies is seeking a creative practitioner with a background in participatory practice to take on a six-day residency in Oriel Davies’ pop-up project and event space The Kitchen, working with a group of students with autism, moderate learning needs and behavioral difficulties.


email: desk [at] orieldavies.org
website: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/kitchen
11/08/2017 - 00:36
United States

Northwest Eye Regional Fine Art Photography Competition and Exhibition

The Humboldt Arts Council is pleased to announce a call for entries for The Northwest Eye, a regional fine art photography competition and exhibition in the William Thonson Gallery at the Morris Graves Museum of Art.  Photographers residing in the Pacific Northwest, which includes Northern California (San Francisco and up), Oregon, Washington, British Colombia, Yukon Territory and Alaska, are invited to enter this juried show.  The show will run from November 4, 2017 to December, 31 2017.
 
The entry fee is $15 for each entry, limited to four entries per photographer. Acceptable photographs must be unframed with white or off-white window mats and can be black and white, color, digital, silver or non-silver process, or Polaroid.  The total size of each piece, including mat, should be no larger than 16” x 20”. 
 
All entries will be judged by Dennis High, the Executive Director/Curator of the Center for Photographic for over 17 years.  He will be picking accepted entries as well as awarding a grand prize of $1,000 and five Best of Show Awards for $250 each.


email: alex [at] humboldtarts.org
website: https://16thannualnorthwesteye.artcall.org/
10/08/2017 - 06:40
Japan

21st Japan Media Arts Festival Call For Entries

The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 21st Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions -- Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Eligible are works completed or exhibited within a year before the deadline (September 10, 2016 - October 5, 2017). From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, and New Face Awards. All awards, including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections, will be announced in March 2018. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 600,000 yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo in June 2018.


email: jmaf [at] cgarts.or.jp
website: http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/entry/entry-guidelines/
10/08/2017 - 03:20
Russian Federation

OPEN CALL for video works – RichterFest-2017

Independent festival of new experimental and improvising music RichterFest invites video artists, media artists, experimental cinematographers and VJs to apply works for video program of the festival.

Any work presentable in a form of single-channel video of any length can be applied (including animation, performance documentations, media and net-art, experimental movies, video art, etc.). Three spaces are available for application: video projection in yard with no sound, CRT TV-set with sound and VJ-set (only for Moscow residents).

 

RichterFest-2017 will take place during 19/20 August night at “Science and Art” space, Moscow, Russia. Unfortunately, as the festival is independent, we cannot cover production costs or artistic fees.

Submissions (short bio and links to submitted videos) are to be send until 15 August to  richterfestvideo [op] gmail [punt] com


email: richterfestvideo [at] gmail.com
website: https://www.facebook.com/events/245875182570755/
09/08/2017 - 17:28
United States

Building A Peaceable Community

ART INVITATIONAL – BUILDING A PEACEABLE COMMUNITY

 

Artists interested in Peace and Social Justice Issues are invited to submit their art to the Building a Peaceable Community International Open Art Invitational which is part of a three-part, three-week gallery event which will be hosted at the New Orleans Art Center (NOAC). NOAC is a satellite gallery of Prospect 4, a city wide triennial exhibition. Artists from around the world are invited to submit their art (paintings, performance, multimedia etc.) on the theme of Building a Peaceable Community. Art show sponsor B4 Peace Director Zoe Kopp said they planned this event because;  “We need to create art, performance, and writing that celebrates peace!

 

Works will be selected through a juried process and there will be prizes for both the adult and youth shows. The jurors for this event are New Orleans based artists Gustavo Duque, Ti-Rock Moore and Tina Juran as well as B4 Peace directors Namaya and Dr. Zoe Kopp. Ti-rock Moore’s show A Burning House has recently opened in New Orleans. Gustavo Duque’s hopes the invitational inspires artists to submit works like his Artist Rage series that “expresses a reality and a wish to create hope for us so we can live without violence and in peace.” Tina Juran, Art Director, at NOAC the host gallery welcomes an event that will inspire both the artist and visitors to the gallery. Submission deadline for the International show is September 21, 2017. Full information about the exhibit and the links to submit art are at: www.gracecares.org/building


email: peaceablecommunity [at] gracecares.org
website: http://gracecares.org/building
09/08/2017 - 16:09
Georgia

ART AND WINE - Telavi International art festival

TELAVI  (GEORGIA!)

1-st INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL

ART AND WINE

 

NGO VOICE OF GEORGIA invites international artists to participate in “ART AND WINE” – First international art festival in the city of TELAVI, Georgia during October 10 – October 15, 2017.

 

10 artists from 10 countries will be invited to live and work in the center of the

the city.

 

All “ART AND WINE” participants will receive a wonderful opportunity to fully immerse themselves into the creative work process while painting canvas by acrylic (1 m X 0,7 m) by acrylic. And also make 1 another little painting on a paper.

 

The theme of the paintings is free.

 

Participants will have a unique opportunity to visit Georgia’s most beautiful historical places, when having 2 cultural tours organized specially for artists!

 

The sponsors of the event are:

Municipality of Telavi and famous Georgian companies!

 

Most of the finished artworks will be presents to the sponsors - who make biggest support for the festival! Some of them will be kept of Voice From Georgia fund.

 

The festival will be highly promoted on TV channels and newspapers, web and magazines!

 

Gathering of artists in Tbilisi/capital of Georgia:

1. October 10 morning.

 

Workshop date in Telavi:

October 11 – October 14, 2017.

 

 

Exhibition:

1. October 15 – The garden in the center of the city of Telavi.

 

Accommodation Information:

Beautiful comfortable hotel in the center of the city.

2 artists in one room. 5 days/nights (October 10 – October 14)

 

Working place:

Open air space - garden in the city

of Telavi.

 

Cultural Tours:

1. Visiting most important architectural and historical places of East side of Georgia!

2. Wine tour - Extraordinary tour to visit vineyards and wineries - the places where artists can attend and be part of the unique wine making process !

 

Meals:

3 time meals

Breakfast in the hotel

Georgian legendary dinners in the restaurant in the center of the city.

And Georgian wine!

Supper in the  hotel.

 

Material for painting:

Canvas, brushes, acrylic colors, paper, and other materials

for working.

 

 

Fee for participation: 450 Eu

 

Everything from the list above are included in the fee!

 

 

Deadline for the application:

September 30. 2017

 

Deadline for the transfer of the 40 % of the fee for final confirmation of participation:

September 30 2017

 

Application Guidelines and Criteria:

Please send us your letter so that we will send you application form.

 

g [punt] tabliashvili [op] yahoo [punt] com

 

Fill the application form and send us along with 5 jpg images of your artworks by email.

 

Applicants will be selected based on submitted art work quality.

 

We wish you all the best and waiting for unique meeting with you in the HEart of GEORGIA!

 

Find us on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/PAINT-for-Georgia

 

 

Fee for participation: 450 Eu

 

Everything from the list above are included in the fee!

 

 

Deadline for the application:

September 30 2017

 

Deadline for the transfer of the 40 % of the fee for final confirmation of participation:

September 30 2017

 

Application Guidelines and Criteria:

Please send us your letter so that we will send you application form.

 

g [punt] tabliashvili [op] yahoo [punt] com

 

Fill the application form and send us along with 5 jpg images of your artworks by email.

 

Applicants will be selected based on submitted art work quality.

 

We wish you all the best and waiting for unique meeting with you in the

HEart of GEORGIA!

 

Find us on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/PAINT-for-Georgia


email: g.tabliashvili [at] yahoo.com
website: https://www.facebook.com/PAINT-for-Georgia-637983812906308/
09/08/2017 - 13:22
Spain

Residency + Festival Cumplicidades

Festival Cumplicidades (Lisbon, Portugal) invites five dancers/choreographers from the Mediterranean region to develop a new international production.

Cumplicidades - Lisbon International Contemporary Dance is a festival dedicated to dance, contemporary thought, and meetings between creators, culture professionals, and the public.
Following the path initiated last year, the next edition of Cumplicidades will continue the focus on the Mediterranean region.

The project includes:
- An artistic residency grant at “Centro Negra” (Blanca, Spain) for one month;
- Mentoring and facilitation by Abraham Hurtado - Artistic Director of AADK and Elena Azzedin Curator and Director of the residency program;
- Première in March 2018 within Festival Cumplicidades;

All costs related to the project are fully covered (accommodation, travels, insurance and food), plus a fee of €1600 for each selected participant.

Eligibility criteria :

The call is for professional performers, dancers and choreographers (with a minimum of 3 years experience).

Artists who can apply must be original from or currently living in the following countries: Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Libya, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Jordan.

More information: http://www.festivalcumplicidades.pt/envio-de-propostas-open-call/ 


email: info [at] aadk.es
website: http://www.festivalcumplicidades.pt/
08/08/2017 - 22:02
United States

All Abstract, All Media Exhibition

Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley is seeking abstract and non-objective art in all styles and mediums for its upcoming group exhibition, All Abstract All Media, to be held September 17-30, 2017 at the Western Bureau Annex in Sunnyvale, California. This call for art is open to living artists worldwide, both professional and amateur. Selected works will be exhibited alongside pieces from our Permanent Collection, including paintings and drawings by Julius Wasserstein, Jack Rabinowitz, Sacha Kolin, Jerry O'Day, and others. The entry deadline is: August 22, 2017. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit our website: http://www.westernbureau.com/#calls-for-entry


email: art [at] westernbureau.com
website: http://www.westernbureau.com/#calls-for-entry

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