appels de dossiers du 14 mai 2009

La liste fait circuler les appels de dossiers en arts visuels, arts médiatiques, performance, art public. Les appels proviennent du Québec, mais aussi d’autres régions.

La Liste est compilée par Jean-Pierre Caissie et présentée par l’AGAVF. Prochaine édition: 28 mai 2009.

Nouvelles des membres de l’AGAVF

Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton)
Proposant une programmation actuelle ouverte sur l’interdisciplinarité et les explorations artistiques diverses, la Galerie Sans Nom est fière de présenter RE:FLUX 09. Cette 5e édition du Festival de musique et d’art sonore aura lieu du 15 au 31 mai, 2009, dans divers lieux du Grand Moncton. Cette édition propose une variété d’artistes, tant locaux que de renommée internationale, qui assure un festival ponctué d’émotions fortes et d’expériences auditives inusitées.
http://www.festival-reflux.com

Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Sudbury)
mariana lafrance | le flâneur du nickel city
résidence 18 au 21 mai
vernissage vendredi 22 mai à 17 h
exposition 22 mai to 20 juin 2009
Créer des scénarios autour d’un personnage fictif, semer des indices de son passage et ensuite se réjouir de les retrouver? Voilà ce qui inspire l’auteure de la légende « Le flâneur du Nickel City ».
http://www.gn-o.org

Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle (Ottawa)
À compter du 9 mai 2009, le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle vous propose deux expositions créées par des photographes chevronnés, Nathalie Daoust et Jules Villemaire.
L’exposition se déroulera du 9 mai au 16 juin 2009 au Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle du 81, avenue Beechwood à Vanier. Joignez-vous à nous lors du vernissage qui aura lieu le samedi 9 mai à 13 h. La galerie est ouverte de 11 h à 16 h, du mardi au samedi.
http://www.voixvisuelle.ca

Le Labo (Toronto)
Commodité d’abord, ensuite la culture,
Pascal Paquette, Toronto
Exposition dans le cadre de Contact 09: 1-31 mai 2009
55, rue Mill, Studio 317. Édifice Cannery, no 58. Toronto
À partir des concepts de simulacre, décor et travestissement, Pascal Paquette réfléchit sur la position précaire qu’occupe la culture dans notre société aux valeurs marchandes. L’installation comprend de larges photos commerciales ainsi que faux murs, outils et gallons de peinture pour simuler la transformation du Labo en magasin de design.
http://www.lelabo.ca

Galerie d’art du Collège universitaire Glendon (Toronto)
Exposition annuelle des étudiants des classes d’art de Glendon – Édition 2009
Portes ouvertes le 11 mai 2009
Du 14 au 22 mail 2009
Toute la communauté de Glendon est conviée à une visite de Studio, en présence des étudiants et de leur professeur, le lundi 11 mai, entre midi et 15 h, à la Résidence Wood, local 010, porte E. Des rafraîchissements et des en-cas seront servis pour l’occasion.
Les œuvres des étudiants seront par la suite en montre à la Galerie Glendon, les 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 et 22 mai, aux heures habituelles d’ouverture soit de midi à 15 h.

La Galerie d’art Louise et Reuben-Cohen de l’Université de Moncton (Moncton)
présente l’exposition Lieux transitoires par Joël Boudreau.
L’ouverture aura lieu le mercredi 06 mai 2009, de 17 à 19 heures, en présence de l’artiste.
Du 06 mai au 07 juin inclusivement, la Galerie d’art Louise et Reuben-Cohen présente Lieux transitoires. Cette exposition qui regroupe des sculptures et installations, réalisées par l’artiste Joël Boudreau de Saint-Simon, sera présentée dans les trois salles situées dans le pavillon Clément-Cormier de l’Université de Moncton.
http://www.umoncton.ca/gaum

1. appels du Québec

3e Impérial (Granby) – 1er JUIN 2009
Appartement au Couvent des Récollets, Paris – 20 juin 2009
Paysages Éphémères (Montréal) – 16 juin 2009
Rendez-vous international du documentaire (Montréal) – 30 juin 2009
esse arts + opinions (Montréal) – 10 septembre 2009
Colart Collection (Montréal) – 4 juin 2009

2. appels d’ailleurs

International Laboratory-Festival of performances (Marseilles) – 25 mai 2009
Art in Odd Places (New York cité) – 30 mai 2009
Labspace Studio (Toronto) – 15 mai 2009
Voix Visuelle (Ottawa) – en tout temps
REGENT PARK FILM FESTIVAL (Toronto) – 1er juin 2009
TVOntario and the NFB – 31 août 2009
Biennal de Ceràmica (El Vendrell) – 19 juin 2009
Grand River Film Festival – 4 août 2009
Gallery 1313 (Toronto) – dès que possible
Fuse Magazine (Toronto) – 20 mai 2009
Vtape FRAK FACEBOOK (Toronto) – 29 mai 2009
Estación Forestal (Buenos Aires) – 3 juin 2009
Prix du Gouverneur général en arts visuels et en arts médiatiques – 29 juin 2009
Watermarks – A Celebration of the Bow River (Calgary) – 8 juin 2009
OUTSIDE THE BOX, 2009 CRAFT BIENNALE (Cheongju-si) – 15 juin 2009
Sylvia White Gallery (Ventura) – 30 mai 2009
ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (Toronto) – 1er juin 2009
Cinema Politica (Montreal) – 10 juin 2009
Planet in Focus (Toronto) – 22 mai 2009
Toronto Animated Image Society – 29 mai 2009
Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten (Gent) – 15 juin 2009
Methinks Presents – 15 juin 2009
Vtape (Toronto) – reçoit soumissions vidéos en tout temps
BlackFlash (Saskatoon) – maintenant?
Ottawa International Animation Festival – 1er juin 2009
Holland Animation Festival (Utrecht) – 1er juillet 2009
International Subway Film Festival Berlin – 31 juillet 2009
Fike Évora International Short Film Festival – 10 juin 2009
Cordoba International Animation Festival – 3 juillet 2009
BravoFACT funding – 5 juin 2009
Fuse Magazine (Toronto) – 20 mai 2009
Aarhus Art Building (Denmark) – 5 juin 2009
Gallery 47 (Toronto) – bientôt?
Saint John Transit (NB) – 19 juin 2009
Methinks Presents (Toronto) – 15 juin 2009
HIAP (Helsinki) – 1er juillet 2009
Museum of Contemporary Cinema Foundation (Madrid) – 30 juin 2009
Forest City Gallery (London, ON) – 30 mai et 31 juillet 2009

1. appels du Québec

3e Impérial (Granby)
www.3e-imperial.org

Appel de projets 2010-2011

> BOULEVERSER BASCULER REBONDIR
Comment penser, percevoir, sentir et amuser le réel de façon dynamique ?
Comment échapper à la stabilité apparente du monde et du présent avec l’objectif de les transformer ?
Comment révéler l’invisible ? Par d’habiles détours, par des renversements de perspective,
des manoeuvres épiques, la construction d’utopies, ou en dévoilant un entre-lieu ?
À vous maintenant de réinventer le miroir d’Alice…

L’ENVERS DE L’ENDROIT, c’est une pensée artistique perpétuellement en mouvement qui, pourtant, ne tourne pas en rond.

C’est à partir de ces prémices de création que nous invitons les artistes en art actuel à venir explorer les zones
sensibles du territoire humain et géographique dans le contexte d’une résidence de cinq semaines.

RÉSIDENCE + ART INFILTRANT
Notre concept de résidence se caractérise par une approche d’art infiltrant qui situe la pratique de l’art actuel dans un rapport
de proximité à la collectivité et dans des espaces non dédiés à l’art. Ce concept de résidence réunit prospection, production,
diffusion, implication comme autant d’instruments de fécondité d’un tremplin d’expérimentation qui engage le centre et les
artistes dans une relation de co-production en offrant aux artistes un accompagnement professionnel individualisé tant sur le
plan artistique, que technique et logistique.

Un premier séjour de prospection d’une semaine permet de clarifier le contexte, de faire un premier repérage territorial guidé
et d’évaluer la faisabilité d’un projet et sa pertinence. À partir de là, s’engage un processus opérationnel qui s’échelonne sur
plusieurs mois (évaluation critique de l’intention artistique, planification, médiation, logistique, technique, etc.). Lorsque les
autorisations requises et les confirmations de collaborations sont obtenues, l’artiste revient séjourner pour une période d’un mois
qui peut se moduler en deux ou trois séjours, dépendant des stratégies de mise en œuvre et des besoins logistiques de la proposition.

Les modalités de présentation sont déterminées par l’approche disciplinaire (installation in situ, in socius, performance, manœuvre,
intervention urbaine, etc.). Ce qui implique souplesse de part et d’autre, mais aussi rigueur et éthique en regard du fait que nous
travaillons avec des publics non captifs ou des communautés non-initiées appelées à vivre une expérience de collaboration inusitée.

La présentation publique d’une oeuvre d’art infiltrant demeure l’objectif de chaque résidence d’artiste.
Toutes les saisons sont à explorer : hiver, printemps, été, automne.

ART INFILTRANT
Nous entendons par art infiltrant, des pratiques d’art qui opèrent à même le réel par un investissement d’énergie dans le corps social.
Les processus de l’art infiltrant privilégient une approche constructive et ouverte, mettant à profit des compétences qui ne relèvent
pas exclusivement du champ artistique. À travers une logique de l’apprivoisement, ces pratiques participent à immiscer l’art dans
différentes sphères du quotidien.

SOUMISSION DE DOSSIERS LE 1er JUIN 2009
RÉSIDENCE 2010-2011

Nous offrons :
– Cachet de résidence et droits de diffusion – Hébergement – Espace de travail individuel de 50 m2
– Mise en contexte locale
– Documentation et edition
– Accès aux équipements: atelier de menuiserie, outils tout-terrain, base informatique, appareils audio-visuels , documentation en art actuel

Faites parvenir :
– Une proposition de projet
– Une brève description de vos besoins techniques – Une proposition d’agenda de travail (juillet exclu) – Un aperçu de l’évolution de votre démarche artistique
– Un dossier de presse – Un curriculum vitae
– Une documentation visuelle
– Une enveloppe de retour affranchie

Les propositions doivent être envoyées par la poste. Les dossiers envoyés par courrier électroniques ne seront pas acceptés.

3e impérial 164, rue Cowie
Granby (Québec) Canada
J2G 3V3 T 450 372 7261

Le 3e impérial allie à la résidence d’artiste, la production, la diffusion et l’ancrage de l’art actuel dans des contextes signifiants
tout en favorisant une diversité de pratiques qui se déploient et s’infiltrent dans l’espace social ou géographique.
Depuis sa fondation en 1984, le 3e impérial loge dans l’ex-usine Imperial Tobacco, au coeur d’une région caractérisée par le dynamisme
des échanges féconds entre agriculture et industrie. C’est dans ce terreau que se conjuguent les processus d’un art public tout terrain qui
se téléscope dans les zones urbaines et rurales.

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APPELS DE DOSSIERS : CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Appartement au Couvent des Récollets
Appartement au Couvent des Récollets, Paris

Résidences croisées France-Québec
Les artistes québécois de moins de 35 ans sont invités à soumettre leur candidature pour ce programme de résidences qui, chaque année, permet d’offrir à de jeunes artistes français et québécois en début de carrière l’expérience du voyage outre-Atlantique en terre francophone.
Date de tombée : 20 juin 2009
Plus de renseignements: http://www.fonderiedarling.org/encourager/residences.html
Formulaire de candidature:
http://www.fonderiedarling.org/encourager/FormulaireFranceQuebec.pdf

Résidence des Amériques du Conseil des arts de Montréal – volet artiste
Le Conseil des arts de Montréal offre à la Fonderie Darling un programme de résidences pour les artistes visuels professionnels en provenance du continent américain. Une résidence de trois mois est attribuée chaque année, suite à une sélection effectuée par un comité de programmation.
Date de tombée : 20 juin 2009
Plus de renseignements
http://www.fonderiedarling.org/encourager/residences_mtl.html
Formulaire de candidature
http://www.fonderiedarling.org/encourager/FormulaireAmeriques.pdf

Rappel: Vous pouvez aussi envoyer votre candidature pour la Résidence internationale du C onseil des arts du Canada jusqu’au 1er juin 2009.
Plus de renseignements
http://www.fonderiedarling.org/encourager/residences_int.html
Formulaire de candidature
http://www.fonderiedarling.org/encourager/FormCandidature.pdf

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Connections to Mount Royal

2010 – The 6th annual Paysages Éphémères focuses on connections and correspondence. Here we are en route towards Mount Royal. Throughout time this mountain has always been sacred. Today it is situated in the middle of a city surrounded by the Saint-Laurent river, « the river that walks » as the Amerindians used to say. At its foot the plateau stretches out its avenues and boulevards. Crowned with a cross, this mountain is a prominent landmark for the island of Montreal, orienting us to its high and low areas, its various neighbourhoods, its inhabitants and its passersby. At one point it is a cemetery and sanctuary, at another point it provides a site for large popular gatherings. The mountain evokes the spirit of place. Poised between reality and the imagination, its territory has defined, delineated, and qualified the urban space, from Mount Royal to the present day Montreal.

When on the path to the mountain it offers itself to us, while it permits us to see. Like a garden, it offers changing vantage points, both from the interior and exterior, from the lookout on top of the mountain to views seen from buses that cross from east to west. When on the plateau, the mountain looms in the distance. From the height of the lookout, we observe the city and even more as we find ourselves lost in this floating space, caught between heaven and earth. Whether we embrace in this place, or whether this place inspires us to embrace our history, this ancient mountain is present today with its partially obscured past that the city that has hidden little by little. And then, there is a certain perspective that leads from the mountainside towards the Olympic stadium, this triumphant vestige, resembling a ruin in reverse, which orients us and haunts the Montreal landscape. The space in between is the east-west axis of the city. Well beyond the idea of the Chemin du Roi, this historical trajectory that touches the deeply sensitive human spirit, emerges from time immemorial, day after day defined by the movement of the sun, as we move from one ritual to another, from one temple to another.

This sixth Paysages Éphémères aims to advance the domain of transient and everyday urban landscape art, and at the same time highlight the social and historic value of public space as a meeting place. Therefore a series of routes will be set up – bicycle, metro, bus or pedestrian – to guide viewers through the ephemeral landscapes constructed by the artists. These will be site-specific « lived landscapes », and where they are installed during the time of the event, they will create places for potential exchanges with the public. Existential scenarios, these interventions will celebrate the role of art in the urban space thanks to the diverse networks of correspondence that will be established. Memory, history, myth and topography of the site will intersect through the networks of correspondence that will lead our footsteps into the city, under the city, outside of the city, into the interstices of the plateau – its vacant spaces, its back alleys, its sidewalks – during the time of transit, the time of a stopover between two stations, before taking another route.

Manon Regimbald

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The sector within which an intervention may be created includes the area situated on avenue Mont-Royal, between rue D’Iberville and boulevard Saint-Laurent, including the Place Gérald-Godin (facing the Mont-Royal metro station), le parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent (at the corner of Cartier and Mont-Royal), and all other locations or sites on the avenue (public or private, residential or commercial). Candidates may also submit projects that would take place on the streets crossing avenue Mont-Royal, providing the location is no more than 200 meters north or south of avenue Mont-Royal.

You may view pictures and drawings of the Mont-Royal Avenue area at www.paysagesephemeres.com .

The 6th Paysages Éphémères will take place in July 2010 and will continue for 21 to 28 days.

This call for submissions is open to all candidates, both professional or emerging, whose work involves a reflection on public space by the means of temporary art works or art practices that are integrated into the urban fabric.

The amount allocated to each project is $6000 (taxes extra, if applicable), including $3500 for labour and materials and $2500 in artist fee and copyright fee. Project submissions must consist of new work.

Submissions must be received AT THE LATEST BY JUNE 16, 2009, by email or by regular mail (must be postmarked no later than June 16, 2009).

Submission must include the following:

* An artist’s statement (not exceeding 200 words)
* A description of the project (not exceeding 200 words)
* A sketch, a plan, or a photomontage of the proposed project (maximum dimensions, 11″ x 17″) on paper or digital format. Please note that maquettes will not be accepted.
* A curriculum vitae (maximum 5 pages)
* A biobibliography of no more than 1 page (optional)
* A press kit of no more than 5 pages (optional)
* Digital documentation (CD or DVD) giving an overview of your work: fifteen digital images in jpeg format (not exceeding 500 dpi and 1024 x 768 pixels), numbered from 01 to 15; or a DVD audio/video recording (NTSC) (5 minutes maximum length); or a compact disc (5 minutes maximum length). The documentation must be accompanied by an image list indicating title, year, medium and dimensions. Please do not use stickers to identify your DVD/CD.

Please send your submission to:

Paysages Éphémères 2010
Soumission de projet – Project Submissions
1012 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est, bureau 101
Montréal, (Qc) CANADA
H2J 1X6

info [arobas] paysagesephemeres [point] com
www.paysagesephemeres.com

Candidates will be informed of the committee decisions at the end of August 2009. Only successful candidates will receive a written response. Documents submitted will not be returned unless supplied with self-addressed envelope and sufficient return postage.

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Rendez-vous international du documentaire
Inscription pour la 12e édition des RIDM, qui aura lieu du 11 au 21 novembre 2009. Veuillez lire attentivement tous les règlements avant de soumettre un film.

Dates limites d’inscription : le 15 juin 2009 pour les films étrangers et le 30 juin 2009 pour les films québécois et canadiens.

Événement annuel au rayonnement international, les RIDM proposent au public et aux professionnels du milieu une centaine d’œuvres en provenance des quatre coins de la planète. Cette sélection regroupe des films qui se démarquent par leur singularité et leurs qualités artistiques. Les RIDM constituent une tribune unique en son genre en Amérique du Nord.

Info : http://www.ridm.qc.ca/fr/a-propos-du-festival/inscrire-un-film/

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esse arts + opinions (Montréal)
APPEL DE TEXTE

Soumission :

Les auteurs sont invités à proposer des textes de 1 000 à 2 250 mots les 10 janvier, 15 avril et 10 septembre de chaque année. Les documents peuvent être envoyés par courriel en format Word ou rtf à revue [arobas] esse [point] ca. Pour faciliter le travail de correction et d’édition, nous demandons aux auteurs de joindre leurs coordonnées (adresse postale, téléphone et adresse électronique), ainsi qu’une courte biographie. Si les textes sont liés à des œuvres spécifiques, la rédaction pourrait aussi demander à l’auteur de fournir des images.

POLITIQUE ÉDITORIALE DU COMITÉ DE RÉDACTION

À moins d’une entente contraire, l’auteur(e) s’engage à soumettre un texte inédit et original.

Tous les textes sont soumis au comité de rédaction, qui se réserve le droit d’accepter ou de refuser un texte. Un délai de 6 semaines est réservé pour la sélection des textes. La décision de refuser un texte est sans appel.

À moins d’une entente contraire, le comité ne retient pas les textes sources possibles de conflit d’intérêts entre l’auteur et le sujet couvert (par exemple, les écrits par les commissaires d’expositions ou desdits événements).

Les textes acceptés sous conditions feront l’objet d’une discussion entre l’auteur(e) et le comité de rédaction. Si des modifications sont demandées, l’auteur(e) se verra accordé quinze (15) jours pour les réaliser.

Dans le respect de la vision et du style de l’auteur, le comité de rédaction se réserve le droit de demander des corrections de nature sémantique ou autre : qualité de la langue, structure générale du texte, clarté, carences, pertinence des titres et des sous-titres, normes de composition.

Après lecture et révision du texte par le comité de rédaction, esse arts + opinions avise l’auteur(e) des corrections suggérées. L’auteur s’engage alors à effectuer les modifications nécessaires dans un délai de quinze (15) jours. Après relecture, esse arts + opinions et l’auteur(e) s’entendent sur la version finale du texte. Dans le cas où les deux parties ne s’entendent pas, le présent contrat peut être annulé.

Tous les frais de correction typographique du texte de l’auteur(e) seront à la charge de esse sauf les corrections d’auteur, s’il y a lieu, qui seront à la charge de celui-ci.

esse s’engage à verser à l’auteur des droits au montant de 50$/feuillet (250 mots/feuillet) et remettre à l’auteur 2 exemplaires de sa publication.

POLITIQUE DES DROITS D’AUTEUR

L’auteur(e) accorde à esse, pour une période de cinq (5) ans à compter de la date de signature du contrat, l’autorisation exclusive de publier son texte dans la revue esse arts + opinions.

Tout en demeurant titulaire des droits d’auteur, l’auteur(e) concède à esse, pour une période de dix (10) ans, une licence exclusive lui permettant de reproduire ou d’autoriser la reproduction dudit texte sur tous les supports, notamment sur papier (reprographies), acétates, micro-fiches, microfilms, électroniques (cédéroms, Internets, intranet, etc.) et ce, dans le monde entier.

En contrepartie de ces utilisations, esse versera à l’auteur(e), une fois l’an, 50 % des sommes nettes reçues pour le texte visé, ainsi qu’un rapport de la provenance des sommes.

L’auteur(e) conserve le droit de percevoir la part des redevances payables aux auteurs pour la reproduction de leurs textes en vertu d’ententes conclues avec Copibec.

http://www.esse.ca

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Vous avez jusqu’au 30 juin 2009 pour soumettre vos courts et longs métrages à la 38e édition du Festival du nouveau cinéma qui aura lieu du 7 au 18 octobre 2009

Le Festival du nouveau cinéma est voué à la diffusion et au développement des nouvelles tendances dans le domaine du cinéma et des nouveaux médias. Il constitue un tremplin pour faire connaître des œuvres originales et inédites, favorisant le développement du cinéma d’auteur et de la création numérique.

date de tombée: 2009/06/30 Montréal

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Spring is here and the Colart Collection is pleased to announce our eighth collection round! We ask that all interested artists and galleries submit proposals no later than June 4th, 2009.  All proposals received after that date will be considered in the next round of proposals; there will be no exceptions. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision no later than June 30th, 2009.

Artists and galleries are encouraged to submit all manner of two-dimensional artworks.  Works under seven thousand dollars will be prioritized for consideration but the collection is open to all submissions.  As a corporate art collection we welcome the submission of large-scale works.  Artists who have previously submitted works are welcome and encouraged to submit new works. Our collection is continually evolving and we look to the art community to bring us fresh ideas.

Funded by the generosity of Larry and Cookie Rossy, and their family, the Colart Collection aims to support emerging Canadian artists through the purchase of their works, which will hang in Dollarama’s Corporate Office in Montreal, Quebec.

Proposal requirements:
To be submitted on CD or DVD

·     Brief artist’s bio of no more than 150 words (to be posted on our website)
·     Images of all artworks
·     List of images detailing dimensions, materials and prices.
·     Contact information (e-mail, mail, phone)

All required material should be submitted as digital files on a single CD. Do not send any hard copies of images or text and be sure to clearly indicate your email, phone number and mailing address.  Text files should be labeled with the artist’s initials. Galleries submitting more than one artist should present an individual file for each artist and are welcome to create a master list with all artwork details and prices. Images should be in a separate file from text files and be labeled with the artist’s initials, # and title.
Example: ab07figureonblue.jpg
Digital images must be in JPEG format, unzipped, RBG color, and a minimum of 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. Images that are too small will not be presented.
Please only send material specifically asked for.

Send by post to:  Colart Collection –
6300 Ave du Parc, Suite 307, Montreal, Quebec H2V 4H8

For any additional information please visit our website or e-mail us at:
www.colartcollectio.com  / info [arobas] colartcollection [point] com

Alexsandra Meloul

Administrative Director
Colart Collection

2. appels d’ailleurs

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Préavis de désordre urbain 2009
Dates: May 25, 2009; Source: Christine Bouvier

International Laboratory-Festival of performances
20 – 26 september 2009 – Marseille, France

Rules of game:
Every artist who participates in Préavis de désordre urbain commits to:

Do the laboratory about performance in urban space. Perform outdoors and indoors.
Participate in meetings in bars of the town between performers, town planner, sociologists, policemen and the public
about order and disorder in public space.

Artistic project:
We’ll be particularly interested in projects exploring new types of relations between citizens in public space,
disrupting social and urban codes and control devices in public space. The laboratory allows to build the project of
performance in urban places. Each artist is welcome to perform indoors. (Friche la belle de Mai, Théâtre des
Bernardines)

Your proposal should include:
-A detailed project description of the work to be presented (outdoors and indoors)
-Technical requirements
-Photos, websites links, CD-Roms, DVD-Roms

Deadline: 25 may 2009
Please submit to: ornicart [arobas] lafriche [point] org
Christine Bouvier – Redplexus/Ornic’art
23 place Jean Jaurès – 13005 Marseille – France
Tél (33)6 61 34 93 62

Ornic’art offers :
-Artists travelling to Marseille are guaranteed lodging and fooding during Préavis de désordre urbain
-Honorary fee 250 € TTC
Ornic’art doesn’t cover travel expenses. If you are selected to participate in Préavis de désordre urbain, we will send
you an official invitation which can help you to receive money for travelling from local art ministries or government
embassies. Préavis de désordre urbain has been launched by RedPlexus, network of exchanges and diffusion of new
forms of performance, linked to the group of performers Ornic’art , based in Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille..

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Art in Odd Places
Date: Deadline May 30, 2009; Source: Nicolas Dumit Estevez

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2009: SIGN invites proposals from visual and performing artists interested in the spectacle of
daily urban life. In its 5th edition, AiOP takes place on 14th Street, NYC from October 1-26, 2009. We encourage
artists and performers to explore its length and diversity, tease out its history and intervene imaginatively to encourage
visitors, workers and inhabitants to discover it anew. AiOP 2009 is inspired by the many meanings of SIGN: Direction.
Ban. Authority. Solidarity. Advertisement. Ownership. Gesture. Enticement. Omen. Signature. Trace. We are looking
for work that is as much a sign of the times as a signpost to possibilities. Our interests include but are not limited to
artist proposals for walks, tours and maps, (re)uses of public space, site-specific performance, social interventions,
artists’ projects with community partnerships, innovative uses of new technology. 2009 guest curators: Erin Donnelly
and Radhika Subramaniam. AiOP Director: Ed Woodham.

Visit www.artinoddplaces.org for more details and application.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Labspace Studio
Dates: unspecified; Source: John Loerchner

Labspace Studio Presents…The Lab Sessions 5.0: Keep It In The Family
Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Lab Sessions are a series of themed interactive art parties hosted
and curated by Labspace Studio. Labspace Studio is looking for artists
to present their work(s) for the fifth installment of The Lab Sessions.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
« Keep It In The Family » is a show that explores family dynamics,
personal histories, memories and shared experiences. We’re looking for
completed works or proposals for collaborative projects that involve an
artist working directly with a family member. Submissions should include
a family member who is not simply the content of the piece, but who is a
key collaborator in the production of the work.
(Family members do not have to be artists)

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:
-Painting, Collage, Photography, Drawing
-Video, New Media
-Writing, Spoken Word, Text
-Performance
-Dance
-Installation
-Music, Sound

Work will be displayed at Labspace Studio on the night of July 25, 2009.
All artists are expected to financially support their projects. We will
facilitate required technologies and assist in the installation process
to the best of our ability. Keep in mind that The Lab Sessions is a
party environment! Artwork may need to be tailored to suit the atmosphere.

To submit your work please email a brief description of your proposed
piece(s) along with supporting/portfolio material of the described work
or other work recently completed in a similar media to
info [arobas] labspacestudio [point] com

*SUBMISSION DEADLINE:*
May 15th, 2009

For more details or to submit contact:
2A Pape Ave.
Toronto, ON
info [arobas] labspacestudio [point] com
www.labspacestudio.com

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Voix Visuelle accepte en tout temps des projets d’exposition en art visuel actuel.
Nous n’acceptons que les demandes soumises sur CD ou DVD.

Cliquez ici pour voir le plan de la galerie.

Les demandes doivent comprendre :
• Curriculum vitae (au plus 3 pages)
• Démarche artistique
• Projet d’exposition
• Toute exigence spéciale pour l’installation
• Liste détaillée de la documentation visuelle
• 20 images numériques ou 10 minutes maximum de documentation vidéo

Les images numériques doivent être :
• en format JPEG
• compatibles PC
• ne dépassant pas 1024 x 768 pixels
• de mode couleur RVB, sRVB ou gamme de gris
• chaque image numérique doit avoir un numéro, le nom de l’artiste et le titre de l’œuvre

Inclure une enveloppe de retour pré-affarnchie si vous souhaitez qu’on vous retourne votre dossier.

Veuillez faire parvenir votre demande à :

Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle
81, avenue Beechwood
Ottawa, Ontario
K1M 1L7

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CALL | REGENT PARK FILM FESTIVAL | 2009 Festival Submissions | JUN 1
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RPFF is the sole community film festival in Canada’s largest
and oldest innercity neighbourhood; an area populated
predominantly by new immigrants. The independent films we
showcase, of all genres, are from our regions of origin
(First Nations, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean) as well as from
across Canada and other parts of the world. Our programming
celebrates differences and solidarity, immigrant experiences,
inner city issues, cultural identity and multicultural
relationships. All ours creenings as well as childcare are
free-of-charge and we pay artist fees.

Final Deadline: Monday, June 1st, 2009 (NO ENTRY FEE)

SUBMISSION RULES:• All lengths and genres accepted•
Preview copy must be in Mini DV, DVD, or Blu-Ray Disc (NTSC)
only. (Please do not send masters)• Films in foreign languages
must be subtitled in English• The participant must pay print
shipping costs to Toronto. The festival will only pay the cost of
shipping exhibition prints back to the participant.• For
international submissions: The customs declaration should
clearly state thepreview video has no commercial value, is for
temporary consideration and for cultural use only. If using a
courier, never send work to Canada by UPS (UnitedParcel
Service), as they charge large customs and duties charges.
Regent Park Film Festival will not cover the resulting customs
and duties charges, and will refuse the package.
All preview tapes will be added to the Regent Park Film
Festival archives unless accompanied by a request for return
and a self-addressed stamped envelope (for submissions from
outside of Canada please use International Postal Coupons).

ENTRY FORM
Original Title:
English Title:
Genre:
Year of Production:
Format:
Country:
Language:
Country of Film:
Language:
Premiere: Yes or No
Director or Distributor’s Name:
Address: City: State/Province: Country:
Phone: E-mail: Website:
Film Description: (50 Words Maximum)

Send entry form/technical info and preview tapes to:
401 Richmond Street West Suite 354.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M5V 3A8
director [arobas] regentparkfilmfestival [point] com with subject line:
RPFF submission 2009
http://http://www.regentparkfilmfestival.com

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News for Documentary Filmmakers

TVOntario and the NFB have joined forces to relaunch the Calling Card Program, offering twin prizes of $45,000 to documentary filmmakers.

There is an introduction of a new media component this year.

The program is calling for submissions of character-driven docs that focus on social, cultural and political issues. The winning online doc will play at nfb.ca and tvo.org, while the top TV submission will premiere on the Ontario educaster’s series The View From Here.

Both winning teams will receive $45,000 and mentorship towards the further development of the projects. Submissions are due Aug 31. See www.nfb.org for details.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: V BIENNAL DE CERAMICA, EL VENDRELL

Posted: 28 Apr 2009 11:38 AM PDT

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: JUNE 19, 2009

The Biennal de Ceràmica of El Vendrell is organized to promote the creation and the spreading of ceramics around the world. This Biennal is opened to all creators that use technics of ceramics. They can take part of it individually or collectively.

The works must be original or unpublished. Works shown in other contests will not be accepted. The participant can present three works at the most. A set of pieces will be considered as one work.

Before 19th of June 2009, the artists must present:

* Three color photographs of each work (10 x 15 cm, at least) made from different angles and with a neutral background. On the backside of each photograph it will be written a theme and it will be included the sheet with the technical data, which can be found in the rules of the contest.
* The curriculum vitae of the author.
* A minimum of 7 photographs of previous works, in order to value better the path of the ceramist.
* A photocopy’s identity card National.

This documentation must be given or sent by post or e-mail to Patronat Municipal de Serveis Culturals. The photographs of the works will be previously selected by the organization. The works of a maximum of 15 participants will be chosen.

Patronat Municipal de Serveis Culturals
La Rambla, 24
43700 El Vendrell (Tarragona, Spain)
Phone: (0034) 977 66 56 84
E-mail: ceramica [arobas] elvendrell [point] net

El Vendrell Rules and Application Form
http://visualartsalberta.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/bases_biennal_vendrell.pdf

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Get The Big Picture. And Get Shooting!

GRFF SHORT ShortS: A Short Film Competition
CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN SHORT FORM!

The Grand River Film Festival October 22-24, 2009

* Final DVD submissions along with documentation and submission form must be received no later than August 4, 2009 5:00 PM
* For submission forms: GRFF.CA

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Call for Exhibition Proposals

If you are interested in showing at a gallery in Toronto’s Queen West Gallery District, consider Gallery 1313. We are always looking for new proposals, and are now booking exhibitions and events for the Main and Process galleries.

Please include in your submission:

* Current CV
* Artist statement
* Proposal and description of work(s)
* CD or attached JPEGs (5-10) of previous work and/or work being submitted
* Corresponding image list

Mail to:
Programming Committee
Gallery 1313
1313 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6K 1L8
programming [arobas] g1313 [point] org

For information on Gallery 1313’s exhibition spaces and rental fees, please visit our website at www.g1313.org or call 416.536.6778.

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Call for Proposals
Fuse Magazine
Deadline: May 20, 2009

Fuse Magazine is pleased to announce our 2009-2010 Open Call for Proposals for guest public programming curators. Each of the four selected curators will be responsible for creating one evening of public programming to coincide with the launch of an issue of the magazine – commencing with Fall 2009. Programming should be inclusive and geared toward a broad community of participants. We are open to different possibilities, though applicants should ensure that a program can be completed within one day/one evening.

Fuse links the visual arts to the communities they happen in – aesthetically, politically and economically. We are committed to grass-roots and community-based values and issues that are part of our every day lives as artists and as citizens of a broader community.

We are looking for proposals that speak to community arts practices, youth, processes of gentrification, democracy in action, creating healthy social ecosystems, funding structures, migrant and indigenous struggles, critical multiculturalism, poverty, war, « creative industries. »

Please submit the following with your package:

* A written proposal outlining your topic, how you intend to frame the discussion, how it relates to the mandate of Fuse, details of the event you’d like to plan, which communities you are reaching out to and how you plan to reach out to them.
* A short bio
* A resume (no more than three pages) that includes relevant experience
* Any related images

Please send your package to izida [arobas] fusemagazine [point] org . Honorariums and a small budget will be provided.
Deadline May 20, 2009

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Vtape

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Curatorial Incubator, v.7 –

FRAK FACEBOOK:
celebrating the anti-social

This year, The Curatorial Incubator, v7 – FRAK FACEBOOK: celebrating the anti-social calls for proposals to participate in this research and presentation project that aims to uncover works that buck the current trend of « social networking » and « living in public » that is so prevalent today. FRAK FACEBOOK: celebrating the anti-social will explore the urge to burrow under the covers, to hide in the basement – in short, the drive to NOT connect, to NOT be nice. Those chosen to participate will hone their curatorial skills in the media arts through workshops, independent research and writing, culminating in a public presentation of their selected titles, accompanied by a fully illustrated publication.

Research phase (June – August 2009) includes:

* workshops conducted by established curators, artists and arts professionals specializing in media arts,
* free access to the vast research facilities on site at Vtape, with over 4000 tapes by 800+ artists and over 2000 articles on video art, and
* practical instruction from various Vtape professional staff to assist in producing a media arts exhibition.

Presentation phase (January – February 2009) includes:

* an exhibition of all the curated programmes with an introduction by the curator, and
* a fully illustrated catalogue of all the programmes with curatorial essays.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009, 4:00PM

Proposals must include:

* an up-to-date c.v.;
* a statement of intention (1 page in total) that outlines your interest in video and why you want to be part of The Curatorial Incubator, v.7 – FRAK FACEBOOK: celebrating the anti-social and what direction your research MIGHT take you in;
* examples of critical writing your have done (published or non-published)
* examples of any curatorial or organizational work you have done

OTHER REQUIRED INFORMATION TO ACCOMPANY PROPOSALS

* indicate your availability for workshops during June 2009 (June 13-14; 20-21)
* NOTE: If you are from outside of Toronto, please indicate how you would cover the costs of your travel to the workshops (to be held over 1 weekend) and research at Vtape (minimum 1 wk).

And don’t worry; you won’t be held to your original proposal but keep in mind that the jury will need to get an idea of what kind of work you are going to be searching for. Surprises are to be expected along the way. That’s what research is all about.

Send applications to:
Lisa Steele, Creative Director, Vtape
401 Richmond St. West, #452, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
lisas [arobas] vtape [point] org
www.vtape.org
No phone inquiries please.

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3 juin 2009
Estación Forestal
Lieu : Buenos Aires, Argentina

CENTRO RURAL DE ARTE
Résidences International de Création d’artistes

Du 14 à au 26 septembre 2009
Ville de 25 de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

L’appel s’adresse à des artistes de différentes disciplines comme : l’art dramatique, la danse, les arts visuels (vidéo, cinéma, photographie), littérature, musique et la recherche de son, architectes paysagistes et autres. Les artistes peuvent appliqués seuls ou en groupe.

La résidence aura lieu dans Estación Forestal INTA 25 de Mayo, Argentina et chaque artiste effectue un projet créateur qui peut être ou ad hoc produit ou d’un travail en cours.

Pendant le séjour, le programme de travail sera organisé selon la réalisation de travaux spécifiques dans la station, l’échange de projet et quotidien propre de l’artiste avec d’autres résidants.

Les projets doivent être envoyés avant le le 3 Juin 2009.

La fiche d’inscription, ainsi que les conditions générales sont téléchargeables à l’adresse suivante: www.centroruraldearte.org.ar/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=2&Itemid=21

Pour renseignements complémentaires veuillez adresser un mail à: info [arobas] centroruraldearte [point] org [point] ar

Les places sont limitées.

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Appel de mises en candidature
Prix du gouverneur général en arts visuels et en arts médiatiques – 2010

Date limite : le 29 juin 2009

Les renseignements sur les Prix du Gouverneur général en arts visuels et en arts médiatiques de 2010 sont maintenant affichés sur le site web du Conseil des Arts du Canada, au www.conseildesarts.ca/prix/ggavam.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: WATERMARKS, CITY OF CALGARY

WATERMARKS – A Celebration of the Bow River
Temporary Public Art Festival, June to September 2010
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: MONDAY, JUNE 8, 4:30 MDT

The City of Calgary Public Art Program invites artists to submit an Expression of Interest for the inaugural Watermarks – A Celebration of the Bow River, taking place June through to September 2010.

With historic Memorial Drive as the venue, Watermarks will celebrate the cultural, historic, social and environmental legacy of the Bow River. Artists will engage viewers through the creation of temporary public art interventions that draw people to the river, create remarkable experiences and present new perspectives on current environmental issues and ideas.

The inspiration for this celebration comes from the award winning Utilities and Environmental Protection (UEP) Department Public Art Plan – launched in January 2007. The Plan is founded on the principle that public art, in collaboration with other disciplines, can create remarkable places that encourage sustainability and stewardship of the environment.

Scope of projects for Watermarks will be wide-ranging and can include:

* Projects in place for the entire celebration
* Shorter term projects (one hour, one day, one week, day, evening, etc.)
* Projects that may not require a physical place
* Changing series of opportunities

Project budgets will range from approximately $5000 to $50,000 dependent on concept, site considerations and timeline. Larger budgets may be considered.

For more information and to submit, please access and download Expression of Interest # 09-011 Watermarks – A Celebration of the Bow River from the Alberta Purchasing Connection (www.purchasingconnection.ca).

For assistance in regards to accessing the EOI document, contact the Alberta Purchasing Connection Help Desk at 780-644-5726 or via email to APC [point] Help [arobas] gov [point] ab [point] ca. For submission-related inquiries. contact Daniela Kirst, Senior Buyer, City of Calgary at 403-268-5534 or daniela [point] kirst [arobas] calgary [point] ca. For project-related information and inquiries, please contact Heather Saunders, Public Art Project Coordinator at 403-268-5270 or heather [point] saunders [arobas] calgary [point] ca.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: OUTSIDE THE BOX, 2009 CRAFT BIENNALE

APPLICATION FORMS AVAILABLE UNTIL JUNE 15, 2009

Outside the Box – Main Theme

As the theme for the 2009 Biennale, ‘Outside the Box’ proposes that craft be considered or approached as a collective whole, rather than as a series of fragmentary and contending disciplines. To think outside the box, as the phrase goes in the West, is to transcend conditions and boundaries through the human faculty of imagination.

‘Outside the Box’ is where the state of integration becomes attainable; where meetings become possible. The practice of craft is intrinsically the intercommunion between mankind and the immensity of nature. This is a substantializing principle in which all arts and crafts were once unified. What we term craft, as much as any art form, should in itself have the power to unify and represent all human values, in the here and now. To embrace an integrated world, both craftsman and fine artist must think across the spurious divisions of our times, and these reflections should inform the work itself.

The application process: Application forms are available online until Monday June 15, 2009 at the official website: www.cheongjubiennale.or.kr or www.okcj.org ?

The Work
In accordance with the theme, craft entries for the sixth international craft competition will not be categorised by area or specialism. Up to two works may be submitted per application. The maximum dimensions of each work including the sum of its components or separate parts will be 200cm°ø200cm for works in two dimensions, and 150cm°ø150cm°ø150cm for works in three dimensions. Works may constitute either natural or synthetic materials in any combination.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: 2009 NATIONAL SOLO/GROUP JURIED COMPETITION, SYLVIA WHITE GALLERY

Posted: 08 May 2009 01:28 PM PDT

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: MAY 30, 2009
July 8 to August 8, Solo Exhibition
August 22 to September 12, Group Show Exhibition

This summer, the Sylvia White Gallery will be awarding two exhibition opportunities in our gallery space in Ventura, California’s New Art City.

COMPETITION DETAILS
Juried by: Sylvia White. Sylvia White is founder and director of Contemporary Artists’ Services. She has been advising artists on matters related to career development since 1979. The new Ventura gallery opened in 2008 and has exhibited works by Robert Rauschenberg, the Magnolia Editions Tapestry Project, and Don Ed Hardy. To take a virtual tour of our gallery , please visit our website at www.sylviawhite.com .

PRIZES: Solo exhibition and one group exhibition.

EVENT SCHEDULE; May 30 – Entries Deadline, June 15 – Notifications sent out

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all U.S./Canadian resident artists at least 18 years of age. Eligible entries include paintings, mixed media, works on paper, photography, sculpture, installation art and performance.

ACCEPTANCE: Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the image entry, at the Juror’s discretion. No substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit. An opening reception can be arranged by the artist(s), if desired. Artists will be responsible for delivery and return shipping of all their artwork. Sylvia White Gallery will assist in providing emailing lists and press contacts.

SALES: Unless otherwise specified, accepted works will be considered for sale at the price indicated and 30% of the selling price will be retained by The Sylvia White Gallery. A purchaser may not remove work until the end of the exhibition.

Sylvia White Gallery
1783 E Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001 | 805.643.8300 | info [arobas] artadvice [point] com
http://www.sylviawhite.com/

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Call for Submissions: ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (Toronto)
ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is seeking works works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, and new media for the 2009 festival.
DEADLINE: June 1, 2009
Info: www.imaginenative.org

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Call for Submissions: Cinema Politica (Montreal)
Cinema Politica is seeking submissions. Cinema Politica is a Montreal-based non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political films by donation throughout Canada and abroad. We believe in the power of art to not only entertain, but to engage, inform, inspire, and provoke social change. They are currently seeking submissions from independent political filmmakers for our SUMMER/FALL 2009 Programme. All lengths and styles accepted.
DEADLINE: June 10th, 2009.
SPECIAL SECTION: “SEX, LABOUR, SMUT”
Aside from general political works, we are also seeking films and videos for submission for a special presentation of work under the theme, “Sex, Labour, Smut.” This specially curated collection will highlight the inter-relationships and socio-cultural contexts around sexuality, performativity, morality, work, and representations of gender, the body, and queer identities. Deadline for this special programme is August 1, 2009.
Info:www.cinemapolitica.org

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Call for Submissions: Planet in Focus (Toronto)
2009 Planet in Focus Festival is making a call for entries for it’s next edition.
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: May 22, 2009
Info: www.planetinfocus.org

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Call for Submissions: TAIS (Toronto)
Toronto Animated Image Society is making a call for submissions. All Genres, mediums, subjects, themes, Under 15 minutes in length.
DEADLINE: Friday May 29, 5:00 pm
Info: www.tais.ca/opencall.html

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: HISK Work Years 2010-2011
Deadline: June 15, 2009; Source: e-artnow

HISK: Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten / Higher Institute for Fine Arts
Charles de Kerchovelaan 187a
9000 Gent
Belgium
Phone: +3292696760
Fax: +322696770

Contact:
info [arobas] hisk [point] edu
www.hisk.edu

Open Studios:
Friday May 8, 2009 – 10:00 > 20:00
Saturday May 9, 2009 – 14:00 > 20:00
Sunday May 10, 2009 – 14:00 > 20:00

Deadline submission applications for work years 2010-2011: Monday June 15, 2009

For more information: www.hisk.edu

The Higher Institute of Fine Arts (HISK) organizes postgraduate education in Flanders in the field of the audiovisual
and visual arts. It provides approximately twenty-five young artists from Belgium and abroad with a studio of their
own for the duration of two years along with specific, tailor-made guidance. At the HISK, emphasis lies mainly on
individual practice with an international focus. The visiting lecturers are crucial. Artists, curators, critics and
theoreticians pay individual studio visits at regular intervals. There are also frequent visits to significant art events and
lectures, seminars and workshops are provided. The HISK also offers technical facilities and production opportunities.
Thanks to the unique HISK concept, the participants are given every opportunity to invest in critical research of their
work in order to situate it within a broader artistic, cultural and societal context. At the end of the two-year working
period, the participant receives a certificate of ‘Laureate of the HISK’. The HISK is officially recognized as Higher
Institute and is financed by the Flemish Community – Ministry of Education and supported by the City of Ghent. Since
1997, 148 laureates have graduated from the HISK. The largest part of them are currently building up a successful
professional career in the Belgian and international art world. In 2009, the candidate-laureates working at the HISK
come from Canada, Japan, Ethiopia, South Africa, Israel, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Portugal, France, Germany,
the Netherlands and Belgium. An international jury selected them from more than a hundred candidates.

The Open Studios give the candidate-laureates the opportunity to undergo a confrontation with the public and to
generate a great deal of feedback from visual arts professionals. It also offers the audience access to and an insight
into the artistic development of a young generation of artists who will play a part in shaping the future of the arts
landscape.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Methinks presents
Deadline: June 15, 2009; Source: Ryan Ringer

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 15, 2009

Methinks Presents seeks performance proposals from local, national and international artists and collectives of all
stripes, in response to the theme, We Made a Deal with the Devil.

With this theme as a guide, embark on a wild inspiration-hunt through the deep woods of folklore, collective memory,
mythmaking, adventure and risk. Possible points of entry include: tales of ghosts and haunted houses; legends of
mysterious beasts (such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Ogopogo, etc); and stories of crusty old hermits, lunatic
hitchhikers and alien abduction. The theme is open to interpretation. Have fun with it!

Proposals will be considered for inclusion in ONE or more tour dates, NOT THE ENTIRE TOUR. Please specify where
you are able to perform; hopefully you live in, or within a reasonable distance of, one of our tour stop. Of particular
interest are malleable projects that can be adapted for a variety of sites, including: inns, bars, art galleries, lofts,
vacant lots, campsites and public parks.

PLEASE NOTE:

Although we respect and value the artist fee rates established by CARFAC, we cannot provide artist fees for this project,
nor can we provide travel assistance or lodging (unless we have extra space at one of our campsites, etc; in which
case, you’re more than welcome to stay with us). Participating artists and collectives are responsible for all costs,
including travel and lodging, associated with their projects.

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD INCLUDE:

– CVs and short profiles of all participating artists
– Detailed project description specifying spatial and technical needs, etc (max 1 page)
– Links to online documentation (video and/or images) of the proposed project or relevant work by you (or your
collective)
– A list of tour stops (like, which town or city on our tour schedule) that are possible for you to participate in

EMAIL US AT: methinkspresents [arobas] gmail [point] com to receive a PDF of the submission form.

CONTACT/INFO:
Ryan Ringer
Director; curator
METHINKS PRESENTS PROJECT 165
methinkspresents [arobas] gmail [point] com
http://methinkspresents.org

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Vtape

Vtape accepts submissions for possible distribution on an on-going basis. Please send a DVD ntsc or pal, tape description, brief biography, list of screenings and your contact information.

Please Note:
Material should be shipped in bubble envelopes only (NO FIBRE FILL) and labeled on the outside of the envelope with the following phrase: DOCUMENTATION OF ARTIST’S WORK FOR CULTURAL/PREVIEW ONLY. 0.00 Value

Unsolicited material will not be returned.

Please do not send master copies of your work.

If accepted for distribution, the artist will be contacted to complete a contract and tape description sheet. Vtape also requires a mini dv ntsc or pal and a betacam ntsc submaster. Following this, further materials will be required such as video stills and a press kit.

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 452
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8
http://www.vtape.org/contact.htm

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Call for Photos: Here’s your chance to get published in BlackFlash’s May 2010 issue. Visit www.blackflash.ca/2 and register to contribute…

What is BlackFlash 2.0?

BlackFlash 2.0 is a collaborative online authorship project initiated by BlackFlash Magazine, a nationally circulated contemporary photography and new media publication. The goal of 2.0 is to produce an online arts database that will be our source for images, writing and information for the May 2010 issue.

What can 2.0 offer you?

With 2.0 you can get your photos published…guaranteed. Any photo uploaded in our image blog will be published in May 2010.

BlackFlash is commissioning artists, writers and researchers to blog live about contemporary art. The first conversation starts in April and will feature Edinburgh-based artist and curator, Michelle Kasprzak and Saskatoon new media artist, Ellen Moffat. When you register, you can comment, contribute or start your own conversation.

Create an artist page about yourself or an artist you think should get noticed and we may feature that artist in our May 2010 issue, or any upcoming issue of BlackFlash!

Our topics section features ideas that people would like to see in the magazine—article topics, reviews, transcripts of talks, anything related to contemporary art. This is your chance to have an input in the publishing process.

To contribute, all you have to do is register at www.blackflash.ca/2. For more information e-mail Dagmara Genda, the project co-ordinator at online [arobas] blackflash [point] ca.

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Call for submissions: Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF)
Seeks animated films of any genre/technique completed after June 15th, 2008.
Deadline: June 1, 2009
www.animationfestival.ca

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Call for submissions: 13th Holland Animation Festival 2009
Seeks submissions for their competition program of Independent Animated shorts and of Applied Animation.
Deadline: July 1, 2009
www.haff.nl

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Call for submissions: Going Underground – 8th International Subway Film Festival Berlin
Entries for the competition may be no longer than 90 sec., they may be silent and free of extreme violent or obscene content.
Deadline: July 31, 2009
www.goingunderground.de/default.aspx?lang=en

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Call for submissions: Fike Évora International Short Film Festival (Portugal)
Call for entries for short fiction, animation and documentaries completed after January 1, 2008.
Deadline: June 10, 2009
www.fikeonline.net/2009/en/festival/regulations/

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Call for submissions: Anima ‘09 – V Cordoba International Animation Festival, Argentina
Seeks short and feature animation films of every genre and topic.
Deadline: July 3, 2009
Www.animafestival.com.ar

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Call for submissions: BravoFACT call for applications for funding assistance for new animation projects
Deadline: June 5, 2009
info: www.bravofact.com

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Fuse Magazine (Toronto): Call to Curators, Deadline May 20
Call for Proposals Fuse Magazine Deadline: May 20, 2009 Fuse Magazine is pleased to announce our 2009-2010 Open Call for Proposals for guest public programming curators. Each of the four selected curators will be responsible for creating one evening of public programming to coincide with the launch of an issue of the magazine – commencing with Fall 2009. Programming should be inclusive and geared toward a broad community of participants. We are open to different possibilities, though applicants should ensure that a program can be completed within one day/one evening. Fuse links the visual arts to the communities they happen in – aesthetically, politically and economically. We are committed to grass-roots and community-based values and issues that are part of our every day lives as artists and as citizens of a broader community. We are looking for proposals that speak to community arts practices, youth, processes of gentrification, democracy in action, creating healthy social ecosystems, funding structures, migrant and indigenous struggles, critical multiculturalism, poverty, war, « creative industries. »
Please submit the following with your package:

A written proposal outlining your topic, how you intend to frame the discussion, how it relates to the mandate of Fuse, details of the event you’d like to plan, which communities you are reaching out to and how you plan to reach out to them.

A short bio

A resume (no more than three pages) that includes relevant experience

Any related images

Please send your package to izida [arobas] fusemagazine [point] org . Honorariums and a small budget will be provided. Deadline May 20, 2009

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Aarhus Art Building (Denmark): Call to Visual Artists & Curators, Deadline June 5
OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS MODIFICATIONS 2010 Deadline for applications: June 5, 2009 The Aarhus Art Building Center for Contemporary Art J. M. Moerks Gade 13 DK-8000 Aarhus C Denmark http://www.aarhuskunstbygning.dk
The Aarhus Art Building: Open Call for Proposals Visual artists and curators working within all media types are hereby invited to submit proposals for exhibitions of existing or new projects for the year 2010 under the heading Modifications. 50 years ago the Danish artist Asger Jorn opened the doors to an exhibition at the Galerie Rive Gauche in Paris with a series of so-called modifications. The exhibition consisted of twenty old kitsch-paintings with glossy forest lakes and bellowing stags on top of which Jorn had painted a series of spectacular, mythological figures. In spite of the apparent simplicity of the exhibition, which according to Jorn had the aim of declaring the death of painting, a much more complicated process was at stake. On one hand the modifications represented an artistic alteration of stereotypes and in this way expressed a showdown with the monotony of everyday life – a creative staging of everyday life or a bombastic burst of energy in the midst of tedium. On the other hand the paintings also represented a break with the cultural past or – rather – a negation of it, a devaluation resulting in a loss of authenticity. In the art group Situationist International, which Jorn along with among others the French theorist Guy Debord had founded a few years before his exhibition in Paris, this process was referred to as dŽtournement. In short dŽtournement – which directly translated means distortion – is a kind of anti-artistic method where the past – and, indeed, the whole world – is appropriated, annihilated and scandalized. Through this process a way opens out of the meaningless and empty pseudo-society that the artists referred to as the Society of the Spectacle. This notion also contains a definite showdown with art as an elevated activity in order to see the artistic process as something containing a proletarian revolutionary potential. Guy
Debord went as far as to believe that in order to not be swallowed by the meaningless stream of hollow representations of the Society of the Spectacle art had to be critical and negating and in the end renounce every kind of visual activity. In particular, the last part of it was a cause for different opinions among the members of Situationist International, where for instance Jorn never totally rejected the production of artistic objects. The result was that Jorn was excluded from the group along with a number of other members, and finally the group dissolved. Jorn’s modifications stand as some of the last examples of a distorting and scandalizing situationist artistic practise before the total disintegration of the art work and art’s self-destruction. Although the problematic aspects of the notion of art as pure negation have been realized long ago, and since painting obviously has not died, in many ways contemporary critical art praxis still inhabits a bastion similar to that of Jorn at the Galerie Rive Gauche: Between distorting appropriation and revolutionary intervention. Under the heading Modifications the Aarhus Art Building wants to focus on this field and its historical origination. In this way we hope to shed new light on the notion of the artistic process as a way out of the all-encompassing grasp of the Society of the Spectacle. A notion that’s of the same immediate importance today as it was 50 years ago. With this background we now send out an Open Call for Proposals for 2010. We are seeking proposals for group and solo exhibitions plus artistic, documentary and animated films etc. for a special film program under the same heading. Deadline for applications: June 5, 2009. Guidelines are available at http://www.aarhuskunstbygning.dk The Aarhus Art Building J. M. Moerks Gade 13 DK-8000 Aarhus C Denmark Phone + 45 8620 6050 Submission via e-mail: opencall [arobas] aarhuskb [point] dk

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Gallery 47 (Toronto): Call to Video Artists
Call for submissions:
47 is looking for national and international video artists to submit work to be screened as part of an upcoming AfterHours program that will begin in June. There are no limits to what you can submit, but please keep in mind the work will be viewed at night, outdoors via projector. The submissions will be juried.
Please include the following:
Name, medium, date (of production), length
The submissions must be in DVD format, and sent to:
Jaclyn Quaresma, Director
47 Milky Way, Toronto On, Canada M6K 3L4
Submissions may also be dropped off; we would love to meet you. If you have any questions please email Jaclyn [arobas] forty-seven [point] ca
*If you need the work back please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your submission, and do not send original copies!
www.Forty-seven.ca/ 47gallery.blogspot.com

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Saint John Transit (NB): Call to Public Artists, Deadline June 19
Saint John Transit announces $145,000 Public Art Opportunity
Saint John, New Brunswick: Saint John Transit is inviting all professional Canadian artists to submit formal proposals to create and install permanent public artwork at Saint John Transit1s new headquarters site (currently under construction), located on the corner of McDonald Street and Loch Lomond Road, Saint John (East), New Brunswick. Saint John Transit is the second city organization to adopt the City of Saint John1s One Percent for Art Program, and follows in the successful footsteps of Saint John Energy1s public art installations.
Chris Titus, Chair of Saint John Transit1s Board of Directors, said: « We1re extremely proud to be among the organizations supporting this marvelous and
innovative program, a program which will benefit all the citizens of Saint John by adding to our community1s uniqueness, vibrancy and quality of life. »
The One Percent for Art Program is part of the Saint John Arts and Culture Policy adopted by Common Council in 2005. The purposes of the One Percent for Art Program are to enhance culture and the arts in Saint John, to provide opportunities for established artists to exhibit quality works of art in public spaces in Saint John, and to enhance public awareness of the visual arts throughout the City. The total amount allocated for Saint John Transit1s selected public art is $145,000.00. One or more works of art may be selected from different artists, in which event this total amount will be divided among the selected artists.
Art submissions may consist of a single piece or multiple elements. Saint John Transit welcomes submissions involving any form of visual art conceived in any durable medium and material, such as: sculpture, mural, graphic art, electronic media, or mixed/conceptual media. The public art should be reflective of the purpose and value of public transportation and be consistent with the LEED designation for Saint John Transit1s new operations centre at the site.
The final selection of the public art will be made by Saint John Transit. The selection process will be facilitated by the Saint John Transit Public Art Advisory Committee (composed of members of Saint John Transit senior management and its board, the project architect, members of the Saint John Community Arts Board, the City1s Cultural Affairs Office and a member of the local arts community), which will also assess and consider recommendations presented to it by a Public Art Jury composed of members of the New Brunswick arts community. It is anticipated that the installation of the chosen public art will take place in the late Fall of 2009 or early Spring 2010.
All interested Canadian artists are encouraged to obtain copies of Saint John Transit1s full Request for Proposals – Public Art Opportunity. A pdf copy of the Request For Proposals is attached to the electronic version of this press release, and a pdf copy may also be obtained from Saint John Transit1s website: http://www.saintjohntransit.com
Enquiries relating to Saint John Transit1s Request For Proposals are welcome, but they must be made in accordance with the terms of the Request For Proposals and be in writing and directed by e-mail or fax communication only to the Project Coordinator at the contact address below:
Judith Mackin, Project Coordinator
Saint John Transit Public Art Opportunity
c/o PUNCH PRODUCTIONS, 42 Princess Street, Suite 301 Saint John, NB E2L 1K2
E-Mail: judithm [arobas] nbnet [point] nb [point] ca
Tel.: 506 693 5839;
Fax: 506 693 5839 [Call first to confirm fax transmission.]
Enquiries relating to Saint John Transit1s Request For Proposals must be received by the Project Coordinator no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) Atlantic time on Friday, June 5th, 2009. All proposals submitted in response to the Request For Proposals must be received by the Project Coordinator (at the address above) no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) Atlantic time on Friday, June 19th 2009.
For more information on Saint John Transit please visit www.saintjohntransit.com
For all Media Enquiries:
Chris Titus Chair, Saint John Transit
Contact: Crystal Crosby
506. 658.4700
crystal [point] crosby [arobas] saintjohn [point] ca

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Methinks Presents (Toronto): Call to Performance Artists, Visual Artists& Zine-Writers, Deadlines Variable
METHINKS PRESENTS
Three Submission Calls
For
WE MADE A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL
A touring art show
WHAT TO SUBMIT:
1) Performance proposals; Due by June 15
2) Drawings; RSVP by June 15; Due by July 15
3) Zine donations; Due by July 25
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
We Made a Deal with the Devil is a touring art show that will travel from Toronto (ON) to Halifax (NS), evolving over the month of August, with scheduled stops in Peterborough (ON), Kingston (ON), Ottawa (ON), Cornwall (ON), Merrickville (ON), Wakefield (QC), Montreal (QC), Victoriaville (QC), Quebec City (QC), Fredericton (NB), Moncton (NB), Sackville (NB) and Pugwash (NS).
The We Made a Deal with the Devil theme was inspired by “La Chasse-galerie” (also known as “The Flying Canoe”), a cautionary French Canadian tale of a group of 19th-century loggers who make a pact with the devil. The show combines performance art, music, drawings and other creative projects for an interactive exploration of folklore, collective memory, mythmaking, adventure and risk.
We Made a Deal with the Devil is part of Collective Action Expedition 09, a DIY community outreach initiative whose main goals are: to document, engage and learn from people, projects and creative communities involved in independent and artist-run culture in Canada; to explore new opportunities for refreshing cultural exchange and collaboration; to expose new creative work to disparate audiences; and to allow each member of our crew to develop a personal creative project along the way.
Upon completion of our tour, back at our new Toronto art space, Project 165, we will mount a multimedia document and artist discussion of our experience on the road.
FOR FULL SUBMISSION DETAILS:
See « Latest News » at http://methinkspresents.org.
FOR ALL OTHER ENQUIRIES:
Ryan Ringer
Director
Methinks Presents; Project 165
methinkspresents [arobas] gmail [point] com

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HIAP (Helsinki): Call to Visual Artists, Deadline July 1
HIAP PRODUCTION RESIDENCIES:
Call for Applications
Deadline for applications:
1st July 2009 (postmark)
HIAP – Helsinki International Artist-in-residence Programme
HIAP – Helsinki International Artist-in-residence Programme invites international visual artists to submit applications for HIAP Production Residencies for the period of 2009/10.
The deadline for applications is 1st July 2009 (postmark).
HIAP Production Residencies provide professional visual artists with an opportunity to concentrate on developing new concepts and / or producing new works in Helsinki. Production support is offered for the whole production process from the first idea until the finished piece.
The lenght of the residency, the amount of the production budget and other practical issues will be negotiated with the selected artist according to the specific circumstances of their production proposal.
HIAP Producton Residencies include:
– travel grant
– per-diem grant for living costs in Helsinki
– accommodation and workspace
– production support, including moderate production budget
HIAP is looking for proposals that demonstrate an original and imaginative approach to visual art production, emotional and psychological insight, personal dedication and depth of artistic reasoning. There are no limitations on the medium or method of the proposed production.
Free-form applications should include:
– Production Proposal / Preliminary Concept
– Budget and Schedule Estimates
– Artist’s Statement / Motivation Letter
– Curriculum Vitae
– Portfolio
Supporting material, such as letters of reference, articles, publications, etc. can be included with the application.
Applications should be submitted by post to the address:
HIAP Jury
Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1 C 97
00180 Helsinki
FINLAND
Please note that the application materials are not returned.
technical requirements:
– please include attachments as printed material rather than electronic files, when possible.
– electronic material should be compatible with both Mac and PC computers and readable by common office software
– please do not attach any kind of stickers or labels on CD / DVD disks
HIAP Production Residencies have been made possible by support from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
HIAP – Helsinki International Artist-in-residence Programme Cable Factory Tallberginkatu 1 C 97 00180 Helsinki Finland info [arobas] hiap [point] fi http://www.hiap.fi

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The Museum of Contemporary Cinema Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2009 grants. Two grants in the amount of 4,000 Euros each are available this year. The grants are open to experimental films, as well as experimental film installations and performances. The deadline is June 30th, 2009. The entry form and information can be downloaded at : www.moccfoundation.org
The deadline for the 2009 grant is June 30, 2009.
The grants are given to experimental films, as well as installations and performances. Video projects or works intended to be finished on video or any digital format are not eligible for competition.
All filmmakers regardless of nationality, age, or place of residence are eligible to apply. There is no fee or limit to the number of works submitted by each apllicant. All works submitted must have been completed in the year preceding the application. Two grants are awarded annually.
For further information you may download the entry form and regulations for the 2009 grant as a PDF file (40 KB/3 Pages) or an RTF file (12KB/3 Pages)
Please address questions to : grants [arobas] moccfoundation [point] org
date de tombée:
2009/06/30
Ville:
Madrid
Site internet:
moccfoundation.org

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Forest City Gallery (London, ON): Call to Visual Artists, Deadlines Variable
Forest City Gallery is now accepting proposals for a diversity of artistic projects and exhibition opportunities. Located in London, Ontario, FCG is one of the founding artist-run centres in Canada. FCG encourages innovative proposals that are topical and demonstrate a uniqueness of artistic vision.
Exhibition Opportunities include: Activation: This annual one-week exhibition is open to emerging artists in the London area who have completed their undergraduate/graduate studies in the past five years. Activation supports new London artists by offering an exhibition opportunity paired with workshops led by local art professionals. Participants will learn about portfolio development, exhibition design, installation, lighting, and professional practice. Main Gallery Exhibition proposals: Risk-takers and experimental practitioners are being sought for FCG’s 2010/2011 season. Proposals welcome from individual artists as well as artist collectives and curators. Miniature Gallery Exhibition proposals: In the tradition of Maurizio Cattelan’s Wrong Gallery this newly minted storefront window space features beautiful oak floors, a raised rear gallery measuring 38 x 64 cm, a lower front gallery measuring 43 x 61 cm (both galleries are 30 cm high) and illuminated ceilings with the capability for rear-screen projected video and sound installation. At one tenth the size of our regular space, this is the biggest little miniature gallery in the region! Artistic Projects include: The Forest City Sign Project: FCG is giving its storefront a bold new identity. We are calling for artist proposals that will result in a commercial sign project to be installed at the gallery’s location at 258 Richmond Street, London, Ontario. FCG seeks signage proposals that are striking, modern, energy efficient – while also addressing the gallery’s site, history, and contemporary identity. Please note that the sign must not exceed 86cm x 470 cm. The winning design will receive an honorarium and become a prominent fixture on the SoHo strip! FCG Multiples and Editions: Help us stock the neighbourhood art store through an ongoing open submission for limited edition artist works, books, t-shirts, buttons, zines, recordings, etc. Submission Deadlines: May 30th, 2009 postmarked for the Activation exhibition only July 31st, 2009 postmarked for all other submissions
*Please note the program to which you are submitting. For example, Activation exhibition c/o The Programming Committee, Forest City Sign Project c/o The Programming Committee, Miniature Gallery Proposals c/o The Programming Committee, etc.)
Exhibition proposals must be accompanied by:

A maximum of twenty digital images representing a recent body of work or a specific project. Images should be in jpeg format no larger than 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 dpi. They should be numbered 01 to 20 (01_tree, 02_house, 03_car etc.) Time based submissions in the form of DVDs should be abbreviated to no longer than 10 minutes.

A slide list indicating title, year, medium and dimensions.

An artist’s statement or other written description (maximum one page).

A physical description of the proposed exhibition, including the number of works; the space required and any unusual installation requirements.

A curriculum vitae, resume or biography.

A self-addressed envelope with sufficient return postage.

Please mail proposals to: Exhibition Committee The Forest City Gallery 258 Richmond Street London, ON N6B 2H7
For more information please contact Jason Schiedel at 519.434.5875 www.forestcitygallery.ca