Call for Artists
Call for Artists
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20/02/2020 - 20:16
BUP Book Award
BLOW UP PRESS announces the first edition of BUP Book Award - a competition for all photographers around the world, regardless they age, gender or nationality - which goal is to promote photo book as a way of expression. We are looking for unique photo/visual art projects (not book dummies!) which are intended to be published as a book. So if you believe your project is completed, don’t wait too long and submit it to the first edition of BUP Book Award contest!
* Brad Feuerhelm (Slovakia) - Managing Editor and Partner for American Suburb X, online platform dedicated to photography, art and visual culture;
* Olmo González (Spain) - image researcher, co-organiser of Fiebre Photobook Festival;
Entry fee: EUR 30.00 per project
Deadline: March 10 (11.59 PM CET)
More info @ https://blowuppress.eu/pages/bup-book-award
Still have a question? Contact us: office [op] blowuppress [punt] eu (subject: BUP%20Book%20Award)
email: office [at] blowuppress.eu
19/02/2020 - 21:08
Creative Guts Zine: Spring 2020
The Creative Guts Podcast is pleased to announce the upcoming release of two compilation zines this year, a spring and fall edition, featuring visual artists and writers who have been selected by jury. The Creative Guts team aims to stimulate and inspire creativity, by telling the stories of those who are brave enough to put themselves out there. This zine is another format where creatives can share with the world what they make, while motivating others to do the same. Physical editions of the zine will be available for purchase, while digital editions of the zine will be available for free on our website, CreativeGutsPodcast.com, in May 2020.
The Creative Guts team will be joined to review submissions for the spring edition by guest juror Matt Wyatt, the extraordinary co-founder and co-chair of the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts and an artist himself. Learn more at CreativeGutsPodcast.com.
ELIGIBILITY: Artists 18 and older, from any country, are welcome to apply with visual and written works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, poetry, short story (500 words maximum), etc.
FEE: $15 for one to three images of individual artworks, though only one image will be printed per selected artist. This fee is non-refundable and can be paid through our website. Any artist who is select for the zine will receive one free printed edition of the zine. Fees go towards printing costs of the zine, as well as supporting the ongoing mission of Creative Guts.
SUBMISSION: Email one (1) to three (3) images of individual artworks in .JPEG format, with at least 300dpi, or a text document of poetry/prose to CreativeGutsPodcast [op] gmail [punt] com. Please include the following information in your email: Full Name, Website, Location, social media accounts you wish to be included with your art, a short artist statement (100 - 150 words). Include title of each piece (if any) and medium.
SPRING DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 2020, (Midnight - Eastern Standard Time)
QUESTIONS? Reach out to us at CreativeGutsPodcast [op] gmail [punt] com or via CreativeGutsPodcast.com.
email: creativegutspodcast [at] gmail.com
19/02/2020 - 19:44
$1,000 Artist Grants
The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.
The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. Our aim is to advance artists' careers by providing them with unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility. We accept submissions twice a year via an open call.
We are currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 grant cycle.
Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD for visual artists
+ 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
+ 30 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org
+ Selected submissions will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize
+ Additional exposure will be available to winners through our Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art
We collaborate with contemporary curators holding prominent positions at major institutions in order to select our grant winners. Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. Jurors for the Spring 2020 awards are:
Institute for Contemporary Art VCU
Associate Curator for Contemporary Art
Baltimore Museum of Art
Our jurors will be selecting 5 artists from our open call who will each receive $1,000. The jurors will also select a shortlist of 30 artists who will have their work archived at hopperprize.org.
Grant awards are unrestricted and may be used any way the recipients choose.
Additionally, when submitting, you will have the option to opt-in to be considered for possible Instagram features on our feed @hopperprize, where we currently reach an audience of over 33K. Our editors will be featuring select submissions on a rolling basis prior to the application deadline.
In addition to grant awards, our shortlist, and Instagram reach, we will be providing an additional platform for exposure via our online Journal Insights Into Contemporary Art. We launched this digital publication to give artists a new channel to amplify their voice while providing an in-depth look at their work, practice, and background. Grant recipients and shortlisted artists will all receive the opportunity to publish an interview to include any work of their choosing as a means of providing continued support beyond the open call.
The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We welcome entries in all media.
We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply.
We support artists working in all media, from diverse backgrounds, in wide-ranging geographic locations. Recent grant winners include:
+ Adrian Coleman, London, United Kingdom
+ Trish Tillman, New York, New York
+ Nicholas Moenich, Brooklyn, New York
+ Elena Bajo, Los Angeles, California
+ Vanessa da Silva, London, United Kingdom
+ Mark Baugh-Sasaki, San Francisco, California
+ Genevieve Cohn, Bloomington, Indiana
+ Sydney Cook, Baltimore, Maryland
+ Jinyong Park, London, United Kingdom
+ Isabel Yellin, Los Angeles, California
+ Alex Callender, Northampton, Massachusetts
+ Alicia Eggert, Denton, Texas
+ Daniel McCarthy Clifford, Minneapolis, Minnesota
+ Juan Giraldo, New York, New York
+ Maja Ruznic, Los Angeles, California
+ Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas
+ Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York
+ Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa
+ Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois
+ Erik Parra, San Francisco, California
We made our grant application simple to reduce the stress of submitting your work and save you time. The application is short and can be completed in under 20 minutes.
To apply for a grant, you only need to submit this information:
+ Name & Email
+ Instagram Username (optional)
+ Up to 10 Image or Video attachments
+ Artwork captions
+ Artist Statement & Biography (optional)
+ $40 submission fee
Show us your work at https://hopperprize.org
email: info [at] hopperprize.org
19/02/2020 - 15:11
Peruvian Amazon Storytelling Workshop Call for Applications
Real Lives Multicultural Association is inviting visual artists, filmmakers, photographers, writers, poets, artisans to apply for the
Peruvian Amazon Storytelling Workshop
Dates: June 24th to July 04th 2020
For 10 days, 15 passionate writers, artists and filmmakers will be submerged in the density of the Peruvian Amazonas and the lives of the local Shawi. Guided by a diverse Team of acclaimed international creatives and Peruvian indigenous leaders, participants will be exposed to the raw nature of the rainforest, conflicting forces impacting indigenous communities and sustainable activities to address climate change.
Each participant will develop a short provocation/artwork under the guidance and supervision of the Team. Unlike other workshops, the local inhabitants will not be mere characters in these stories but will serve as mentors, project collaborators and cultural mediators. The process of creation will require some form of partnership between local and international storytellers in defining, style, method, message and culture.
The workshop will take place in various settings including the urban river-based culture of Iquitos, the tropical rainforest surroundings of the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, and the facilities of Formabiap’s indigenous bi-lingual education centre at Zúngarococha.
For more info and to apply: http://www.cedarsproductions.com
PAY IT FORWARD - Proceeds from the workshop will be used to support Voces Indígenas Pilot Project (Peru): Empowering indigenous youth through Documentary Filmmaking.
For more info and to apply: http://www.cedarsproductions.com
Our application process is simple, we value your time! Please go to our website, you can request the application form and brochure through the contact form or download it directly. Do not hesitate to ask questions, please make sure that the contact form is filled out completely. Applications can be submitted until March 30th 2020, 00:00 CET. Applications are for free. Only selected participants will be asked to pay the tuition fee. Selected participants will be notified by e-mail on April 6th. All other applicants will receive notice by e-mail too.
email: contact [at] reallives.press
19/02/2020 - 09:41
33rd Festival Les Instants Vidéo
33rd FESTIVAL LES INSTANTS VIDEO November 2020 – Marseilles (but also elsewhere)
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION (Deadline June 5, 2020)
The Festival Les Instants Vidéo is an event dedicated to video art and electronic poetry with its multiple forms, monobands, installations, performances, multimedia...
The beauty of a boundless (éperdu) gesture
(a call dedicated to Annie Le Brun who helps us understand the deep beauty of the word éperdu)
The world became uglier. Wars with widespread of ruins and dead bodies, skyrocketing poverty, forests and oceans harmed, this is nothing new.
The unprecedented ugliness is the result of a much more violent epidemic than plague was: the commodification of the nearly entire world. An attack on everything from which (economic) value can’t be gain, a war against passion and unreasonable life. A war against the desire and the bodies without which to think is not possible.
If for long art was an exception to the rule, innumerable art forms being dwelt with an indomitable desire, today its so called “contemporary” form is more and more difficult to distinguish from the pseudo-aesthetics that our eyes and ears suffer with the pervasiveness of commodity. Our bodies, our cities and our contemporary art museums, every where in the world, exhibit the same objects, the same images, the same brands, the same signs, making our planet a huge childish leisure park or a huge shopping center worthy of an airport.
Instead of dwelling the world poetically, we are in transit, dead men on leave, consumable and disposable items. We live in a market-positivity empire where objection, struggle, friction, conflict must be banned. But, as William Morris tells us, ugliness is not flat, it acts upon man and deteriorates his sensitivity, so that he will not even feel the degradation, which prepares him to descend a step.
Thinking doesn’t lie outside the globalisation of mediocrity. It abjectly suits to our emptiness-consumption era. The consequences are truly terrifying. Bodies are the first to suffer, petrified in the icy waters of egotistical calculation, they lie mutilated, reduced to their smallest market value, their capacity to generate profit. They have only one freedom left, to obey. One horizon, to get used to ugliness.
In the eye of the economic terror storm, which is the worst climate disaster, COME OUT the meteorologists of desire in places where we do not expect them. These are the ferocious poets, the women and men which dimension is up to their excess, and whose irrepressible gesture, in trying to liberate imagination with a long, boundless and reasoned disordering of all the senses, to follow Rimbaud, frees us from centuries of domestication and insane resignation.
This gesture lead us to a beauty to reinvent. It is the link between the erotic necessity of our bodies and the critical necessity of poetry and images.
These are the gestures the festival wish to grasp.
Registration form :https://www.instantsvideo.com/blog/en/archives/5427
Instants Vidéo Numériques et poétiques
Friche la Belle de Mai – 13003 Marseille - France
☎ 00 33 (0)4.95.04.96.24. inscription [op] instantsvideo [punt] com
email: inscription [at] instantsvideo.com
18/02/2020 - 21:54
Light Art Festival in Detroit! DLECTRICITY 2020 Open Call for Artists Now Live!
DLECTRICITY™ is back! On September 25 & 26, 2020, the heart of Midtown Detroit and DTE Beacon Park will be transformed with site-specific installations of light, video, performance, sound, interactive engineering and nonconformist architecture. From lasers and 3D mapping to dance performances and puppet shows, we want to see what you create. We challenge you to animate historic buildings, activate the streets, generate engagement—the cityscape is your canvas. Now is the chance to show Detroit—and the world—what you can do!
Deadline: March 3rd, 2020
Festival dates: September 25 and 26, 2020
Location: Midtown Detroit and DTE's Beacon Park (Michigan, United States)
Up to 25 site-specific, outdoor projects will be selected through the Open Call for Entry process by the DLECTRICITY Curatorial Committee. The Curatorial Committee, selected by Midtown Detroit, Inc. and the founders of Art Detroit Now (an organization representing over 90 contemporary arts venues in metro-Detroit), will select projects and performances based on a number of criteria, including artistic merit and how well it uses various media relating to light and other technologies (videos, smartphones, lasers, robots) within an urban environment.
Selected artists will receive up to $4000 in production funding and a $1000 artist honorarium.
Read the open call guidelines and FAQ at DLECTRICITY.com/Open-Call to successfully prepare your application.
Apply at MidtownDetroitInc.Slideroom.com.
Check out DLECTRICITY on Facebook and Instagram: @Dlectricity
Email info [op] dlectricity [punt] com for any questions.
email: info [at] dlectricity.com
18/02/2020 - 17:59
change ?! - 10th wind art festival "bewegter wind" / Call for proposals
email: mail [at] bewegter-wind.de
18/02/2020 - 17:23
"Xposed - Naked and Not Afraid", Second Annual Celebration and Exploration of the Human Figure, Sexuality & Identity
KNOX CONTEMPORARY GALLERY OF ART
CALL TO ARTISTS - “XPOSED - Naked and Not Afraid”: Second Annual Celebration and Exploration
We are looking for unique and expressive works of art that celebrates and explores the Human Figure, Human Sexuality & Identity. This is a Juried Exhibition.
All Entrants must be 18 years or older.
Call To Artists - February 15, 2020 to March 27, 2020.
Entry Deadline - March 27, 2020 - 11:59pm. MST
Exhibition Dates - April 18, 2020 to May 7th, 2020
Guidelines & Terms for Entry
Signed & dated entry form. Add additional pages for extra images.
Entry Fee - $ 25.00 CDN (non-refundable) for the first 3 works. $5.00 for every additional image. Sculptural pieces, 3 slides per image (max.). Please include a short description of the artwork.
Send images 72dpi. as jpeg or pdf, no larger than 1024 pixels on the longest side.
Payments are to be sent as an e-Transfer or PayPal to: knoxgalleryofart [op] gmail [punt] com.
Accepted Media: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Fibre, Mixed Media Digital and Prints.
Maximum Size of Artwork: 5ft. x 8ft. for 2D works. // 3ft. x 3ft x 8ft for 3D works.
Sale prices determined by the artist. All prices must include any applicable taxes.
The Knox Contemporary Gallery of Art will retain a 35%commission on any sales.
All the work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Unsold works will be returned after the exhibition at artist’s expense.
All artwork must be professionally framed. Unframed artist profile canvases, 1.5 inches deep only will be allowed as long as edges are cleanly finished.
All artwork must be wired ready for hanging. No sawtooth or D-Hook hanging systems. Plexiglass must be used on any framed works unless hand delivered.
The gallery reserves the right not to exhibit any artwork that differs significantly from the image submitted or is not prepared properly for hanging/exhibiting.
Artists are responsible for all shipping arrangements and costs of their artwork to and from the gallery. All artwork shipped must be sent in reusable crates or cartons and must include prepaid return shipping label. Works without proper labels or reusable crates or cartons will not be returned. Artwork must NOT be packed with Styrofoam or plastic “peanuts” or any other loose packing materials. Any artwork that is packed with “peanuts” will be resealed immediately and not exhibited.
The gallery will not accept shipments that require payments for GST or Canada Customs Duty. Please check with an art broker or Canada Customs to advise for proper documentation for artwork from all out of country entrants.
Artists are responsible to ensure that their artwork is insured to and from the gallery and while at the gallery. The gallery will take every effort and precautions to handle the work in a safe manner but will not be held responsible for any loss or damages however caused.
By signing the Entry Form the artist agrees to the terms of guidelines.
We thank all the artists in advance for submitting their work. Only artists accepted to the exhibition will be notified via email.
Entry Deadline: March 27, 2020 - 11:59pm MST
Title Medium Size Price
email: knoxgalleryofart [at] gmail.com
18/02/2020 - 16:33
Woman Scream: International Poetry by Women Call for Submission
The Woman Scream (Grito de Mujer®) cause, open its first international call for poetry written by women. Woman Scream events have always welcome all gender voices, but to celebrate our 10th anniversary of creation, we will be creating a special edition anthology related to the SCREAM as a mean of expression, from a female point of view.
Woman Scream in its altruistic work that gathers all art during the month of march, to raise awareness about women/girls’ rights and against abuse prevention.
We will be selecting the submitted poems based on quality, relevance to the subject and originality. We hope to receive poetry from women whose words break the silence and reach into the hearts of those who cannot speak up. We are looking for an intimate, personal SCREAM.
The submitting poets should understand that our project is a platform for a diverse range of readers and follower so, we don’t accept offensive material. Doesn’t matter if the poem has already been published or not.
Contact email (please double check that its correct)
Format of the poem: Word file, Times New Roman letters, size 12, single spacing. (We will not accept poems written in ALL CAPS).
email: womanscream [at] gmail.com
17/02/2020 - 16:54
Visual Art Open
FINAL CALL - artists opportunity for the annual Visual Arts Open Prize 2020, submissions closing soon. Now in its 4th year, VAO art awards are a not for profit event open, emerging to artists based in the UK and internationally. Artists can apply at www.visualartopen.com
Art Prize Fund value of £6,000
email: info [at] visualartopen.com