appels de dossiers du 2 juillet 2009

La Liste propose une compilation d’appels de dossiers en arts visuels, arts médiatiques, performance, art public. Les appels proviennent du Québec, du Canada et d’ailleurs. Merci de faire circuler dans vos réseaux et auprès de vos membres et publics.

Vous pouvez consulter cette liste en ligne à liste.agavf.ca. Prochaine édition: 16 juillet.

Nouvelles des membres de l’AGAVF

Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton)
Moncton Rock : Art et musique de la capitale acadienne, 1968-2008
10 juillet au 28 août 2009
vernissage: 10 juillet 2009 à 20h
Moncton Rock regroupe le travail d’une vingtaine d’artistes, ainsi que les traces matérielles (affiches, t-shirts, documentation, etc.) qui témoignent de l’activité artistique de l’époque et met de l’avant la contribution de la scène monctonienne à l’esthétique grunge ayant débuté à Seattle dans les années 1980.
www.galeriesansnom.org

Maison des artistes visuels (Saint-Boniface)
Fronteras- José Luis Torres
Du 11 juin au 27 août 2009
Combien de frontières y a-t-il ? Plus d’une? Beaucoup. Autant qu’il y a d’individus.
Les limites sont fausses, les individus ne le sont peut-être pas – pour peu que l’individu demeure le même au bout de nombreuses années. Comme un cosmopolite qui traverse des frontières parce qu’il ne les aime pas…
www.maisondesartistes.mb.ca

Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle (Ottawa)
a lancé un appels de dossier pour sa quatrième Exposition internationale d’estampe numérique miniature, Ottawa
du 7 novembre au 15 décembre 2009
date limite de réception des œuvres: le 15 août 2009
www.numartexpo.ca
www.voixvisuelle.ca

1. appels du Québec

Skool de Skol – 8 juillet
DAÏMÕN – 31 août 2009 et 31 janvier 2010
L’Œil de Poisson – 15 octobre 2009
Quartier des spectacles – 7 août 2009

2. appels d’ailleurs

New Adventures in Sound Art – 30 septembre 2009
AWOL Gallery – 15 juillet
Cube Gallery – 1er septembre 2009
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre – 20 juillet 2009
China Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair – 31 juillet 2009
WorldSkills Calgary 2009 – 20 juillet
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre – 1er septembre 2009
Toronto creative transformation of FOUR park benches – 20 juillet 2009
CFMDC Curatorial Residency – 10 juillet 2009
NAPT Public Television Program Fund – 15 juillet 2009
Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival – 31 juillet 2009
NSI Online Film Fest – 17 août 2009
Festival International du Film d’Aubagne – 15 octobre 2009
Meir Tati’s Art Force 1 at 1000sq Meter Free-style – 15 juillet 2009
Compose/Decompose – 15 juillet 2009
Buddies in Bad times 2010 Rhubarb Festival – 31 juillet 2009
The Trans-Cultural in Performance – en cours
Now.Liminal Web-based Project – en cours

1. appels du Québec

Skool de Skol
Appel de candidatures pour un projet d’atelier ouvert d’une durée de cinq semaines

Échance pour la réception des dossiers : le 8 juillet 2009 à 17 heures

Dans le cadre de Skool –une expérience de programmation d‘été offerte par le Centre des arts actuels Skol–, le Bureau d’investigation d’archives (BIA) sollicite des candidatures pour participer à un projet d’atelier ouvert d’une durée de cinq semaines qui aura lieu du 14 juillet au 15 août 2009.

Le BIA mène une recherche dans les archives de la programmation récente de Skol qui permettra de faire de l’histoire du centre un lieu concret d’interaction, d‘échange et de production. Les participants auront accès à un espace de travail commun dans la galerie (matériaux et procédés non toxiques seulement) et au matériel tiré des archives de la programmation de Skol pour mener une recherche axée sur la production artistique. Chaque participant s’inspirera de sa démarche personnelle pour aborder les questions suivantes :

* Quels éléments peuvent constituer des archives?
* Quel rôle jouent les archives dans un centre d’artistes autogéré?
* Que peut-on apprendre en utilisant les archives comme matériau?
* De quelle façon les archives sont-elles utiles, et quelle est l’utilité des archives?

Les coordonnatrices du BIA, Sabrina Russo et Karen Zalamea, organiseront des réunions de groupe régulières pour encadrer le projet. Les participants auront accès à l’atelier pendant toute la semaine pour leur production indépendante et détermineront ensemble les jours où ils accueilleront le public. Les participants doivent pouvoir travailler de façon autonome et être disponibles pour participer à des discussions de groupe hebdomadaires sur leurs méthodes de travail. Il va de soi qu’on y abordera des enjeux concernant la production, la diffusion et la propriété du matériel archivistique réapproprié dans d’autres œuvres artistiques.

Dans l’esprit de son mandat, Skol encourage les artistes professionnels émergeants qui ont une approche expérimentale et critique à poser leur candidature. Bien que la langue de travail privilégiée à Skol soit le français, les participants pourront s’exprimer dans la langue de leur choix.

Les participants sélectionnés, au maximum de cinq, recevront un cachet de 250 $ et seront admis comme membre de Skol pour une période d’un an. On prévoit un petit budget pour le matériel qui sera partagé en fonction des besoins de chacun.
Les demandes de candidature doivent comporter les éléments suivants :

1. Une déclaration d’intérêt et des notes biographiques (1 page maximum) ;
2. Un curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum) ;
3. Un aperçu de la production artistique, présenté dans un des formats suivants :

* jusqu‘à 5 images d‘œuvres récentes (formats .jpg, 1024×768, 72dpi, RGB) et/ou
* un hyperlien vers une vidéo et/ou
* un échantillon de texte (fichier Microsoft Word ou PDF de 5 pages maximum).

Faites parvenir vos dossiers de candidature par courriel ou par la poste aux adresses suivantes :

archives (a) skol.ca

ou

BIA/OAR
Centre des arts actuels Skol
372, rue Sainte-Catherine O., espace 314
Montréal, QC,
H3B 1A2

Limite de réception des dossiers de candidature : le 8 juillet 2009 à 17 heures

Les candidats sélectionnés seront informés d’ici le 10 juillet. La première rencontre de groupe est prévue pour le 14 juillet.

infos : archives (a) skol.ca

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APPEL DE PROJETS
Dates de tombée : 31 août 2009 et 31 janvier 2010

Situé dans l’édifice La Filature – une ancienne filature industrielle magnifiquement rénovée -, DAÏMÕN offre des ressources de création, de production et de diffusion dans les domaines de la photographie et des arts médiatiques.

Par ses programmes Artiste résident, Recherche et création, Photographie et impression numérique et Soutien aux premières œuvres, DAÏMÕN encourage les artistes à repousser les limites de leur pratique et à développer de nouvelles approches par le biais de l’image, de la vidéo, ainsi que des arts sonores et électroniques, y compris les pratiques installatives, interactives et performatives. DAÏMÕN privilégie les projets qui font valoir le jeu de plus en plus complexe des médias entre eux et qui interrogent les zones intermédiaires et non seulement les langages constitués des médias utilisés. Seuls les projets comportant un certain degré de recherche sont considérés.

Avec son STUDIÕ, espace de production et de diffusion, DAÏMÕN favorise la mise en espace et la mise à l’essai d’œuvres d’envergure, ainsi que le développement des pratiques transversales. Des rencontres publiques y sont organisées régulièrement afin de permettre à la communauté de s’initier au travail des artistes accueillis en résidence. Ce STUDIÕ multifonctionnel est offert aux artistes pour l’expérimentation, la production et la présentation d’œuvres dont les composantes requièrent une infrastructure technique particulière.

DAÏMÕN met à la disposition des artistes des équipements de tournage et d’enregistrement, et des salles de montage audio et vidéo numérique. Une chambre noire permet des développements argentiques de grand format (1m32) à partir de négatifs pouvant aller jusqu’à 280 mm. Un service d’impression numérique (EPSON Stylus 9600 Pro) est également disponible.

PROGRAMMES DE CRÉATION
Artiste résident
Recherche et création
Soutien aux premières œuvres
Recherche en photographie et en impression numérique

Artiste résident
Offert aux artistes professionnels de l’extérieur de la région Ottawa-Gatineau, ce programme veut promouvoir des échanges féconds entre les artistes d’ici et d’ailleurs. Il s’adresse aux artistes en mi-carrière et établis ou qui ont cumulé plus de cinq années de pratique dans un champ de recherche spécifique.

Le Centre fournit, pour la réalisation de chacun des projets, un séjour de 4 à 6 semaines incluant l’hébergement, l’accès aux équipements du Centre et les services d’un technicien (60 heures). Un cachet de 1 500 $ est versé à l’artiste. Certaines indemnités de déplacement ainsi que des indemnités quotidiennes sont également payées par DAÏMÕN. Tous les autres frais concernant la production de ces projets doivent être assumés par les artistes. DAÏMÕN organise une soirée-rencontre avec le public où l’artiste présente son travail antérieur et actuel.

Recherche et création
Ce programme est offert aux artistes professionnels de la relève, en mi-carrière ou établis. DAÏMÕN sélectionne six artistes par année, dont trois parmi les candidats de la région Ottawa-Gatineau et trois parmi les candidats en provenance de l’extérieur de la région. Le Centre encourage les candidatures des communautés francophones excentrées.

DAÏMÕN fournit, pour la réalisation de chacun des projets, un encadrement technique et artistique, l’accès aux équipements du Centre pendant une durée de quatre (4) semaines et les services d’un technicien (50 heures). Certaines indemnités de déplacement ainsi que des indemnités quotidiennes sont également payées par DAÏMÕN pour les artistes de l’extérieur. Tous les autres frais concernant la production de ces projets doivent être assumés par les artistes.

Photographie argentique et impression numérique
Ce programme vise à mieux soutenir la création sur support papier en chambre noire et en impression numérique.

DAÏMÕN fournit, pour la réalisation de chacun des projets, un encadrement technique et artistique; l’accès aux équipements du Centre pour la réalisation des projets pendant une durée de trois (3) semaines et les services d’un technicien (15 heures). Certaines indemnités de déplacement ainsi que des indemnités quotidiennes sont également payées par DAÏMÕN pour les artistes de l’extérieur. Tous les autres frais concernant la production de ces projets doivent être assumés par les artistes. En photographie traditionnelle, les artistes doivent fournir leurs produits de développement et leurs papiers photographiques.

Soutien aux premières œuvres
DAÏMÕN maintient son soutien à la réalisation d’une première œuvre pour trois artistes de la région Ottawa-Gatineau. Les projets admissibles comportent la production d’une œuvre originale utilisant la vidéo, ou l’application de médias hybrides à des œuvres d’art.

Sont admissibles à ce programme, les jeunes artistes de la région Ottawa-Gatineau ayant une formation de base et voulant créer dans un contexte professionnel une première œuvre dans les champs de la pratique photographique, vidéographique ou des nouveaux médias. Les artistes professionnels de la région Ottawa-Gatineau ayant déjà une pratique artistique dans une autre discipline (peinture, sculpture, photographie, installation, etc.) et voulant développer une production en vidéo et/ou en nouveaux médias sont également admissibles.

DAÏMÕN fournit, pour la réalisation des projets un encadrement technique et artistique, l’accès aux équipements pendant une durée de trois (3) semaines et les services d’un technicien (30 heures). Tous les autres frais concernant la production de ces projets doivent être assumés par les artistes.

PRÉSENTATION DES DOSSIERS
Les artistes intéressés sont invités à prendre connaissance des conditions des programmes de création et à faire parvenir un dossier comprenant:

– une indication claire du choix du programme;
– un résumé du projet (5 lignes);
– un énoncé de la démarche artistique (1/2 page maximum);
– une description du projet (1 page maximum);
– une description des besoins techniques et un échéancier de production (1 page maximum);
– un curriculum vitæ (3 pages maximum);
– une documentation d’appui * accompagnée d’une liste descriptive;
– une enveloppe affranchie pour le retour du dossier.

* La documentation d’appui doit faire état de la production artistique et non seulement du projet à réaliser. La documentation d’appui peut inclure un maximum de 10 images (fichiers numériques, diapositives ou photographies), une bande VHS, un CD, un DVD (max. 5 min), une adresse URL ou une publication.

Pour les candidatures au programme Artiste résident, un maximum de 20 images (fichiers numériques, diapositives ou photographies), une bande VHS, un CD, un DVD (max. 10 min), une adresse URL ou une publication.

Pour avoir accès aux services et aux équipements du Centre, les artistes dont les projets auront été sélectionnés devront devenir membres actifs au coût de 75$.

Les dossiers doivent être acheminés à l’adresse suivante :
Centre de production DAÏMÕN
78, rue Hanson
Gatineau (Québec)
Canada J8Y 3M5

DAÏMÕN remercie ses membres, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, le Conseil des Arts du Canada ainsi que le Service des arts, de la culture et des lettres de la Ville de Gatineau.

Information:
Marie-Hélène Leblanc, directrice artistique
mhleblanc [arobas] daimon [point] qc [point] ca
www.daimon.qc.ca
819.770.8525 poste 302

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L’Œil de Poisson
15 octobre 2009

L’Œil de Poisson invite les artistes et commissaires à soumettre leur projet pour la programmation 2010-2011 au plus tard le 15 octobre 2009 – le sceau de la poste faisant foi.

Le centre reçoit également en tout temps des dossiers pour l’Entrée vidéo et tout autre projet de soirées multidisciplinaires, de commissariat et de création en atelier. Tous les artistes sélectionnés ont accès gratuitement à nos ateliers de production pour une période d’un mois précédant leur exposition.

CONTENU DU DOSSIER :

Un curriculum vitae

Un texte présentant la démarche artistique

Une description du projet proposé (veuillez préciser les espaces de diffusion que vous souhaitez occuper, s’il y a lieu : Grande galerie, Petite galerie, Entrée vidéo.

Documentation visuelle sur support digitalisé (CD ou DVD). Maximum de 15 images, format JPEG, 72 dpi. Faites en sorte que les images apparaissent dès l’ouverture du CD. Extraits vidéo : 10 minutes ou moins. Ne pas utiliser d’étiquettes pour identifier vos CD et DVD.

Un dossier de presse

Tout autre document jugé pertinent

Une enveloppe pré-affranchie

Soumission de dossiers par envoi postal seulement.
Veuillez inclure une version imprimÉe de votre curriculum vitae, de votre dÉmarche, de votre description de projet et de la liste descriptive des documents soumis.

Faites parvenir votre dossier à :
L’Œil de Poisson / Appel de dossiers
541, Rue de Saint-Vallier Est
Québec (Québec)
Canada
G1K 3P9

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PLACE DE L’ADRESSE SYMPHONIQUE – CONCOURS PANCANADIEN D’ART PUBLIC

La Place de l’Adresse symphonique aura son œuvre d’art.

Et on en promet une monumentale et fragmentée. Un concours pancanadien doté d’un budget de 626 000$ a été lancé par la Ville de Montréal afin de doter cette future place publique du Quartier des spectacles d’une signature unique.

Les artistes désirant participer au concours auront jusqu’au 7 août pour soumettre leur candidature. La proposition gagnante sera connue en novembre 2009, après la délibération d’un jury de renom, composé, entre autres, du directeur général du Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles, Monsieur Pierre Fortin. L’œuvre devrait voir le jour à la fin 2010, soit juste après la complétion de la Place de l’Adresse symphonique, dont les travaux sont en cours.

Les informations sur les conditions du concours seront disponibles à compter du 23 juin sur le site Internet de l’agence Cliquez ici (http://www.phd-architecture.com/) qui agit à titre de conseiller professionnel.

2. appels d’ailleurs

2009 Call for Submissions on the theme HOME
Categories: Radio Art, Electroacoustic Music/Sound Art, Videomusic and Installation Art
September 30, 2009 Deadline
www.naisa.ca

New Adventures in Sound Art invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme HOME for consideration in 2010 future programming for the annual Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, and SOUNDplay festivals, produced by New Adventures in Sound Art in Toronto, Canada. Artists may submit works in one or all of the following four categories: 1) Radio Art, 2) Electroacoustic Music & Sound Art, 3) Videomusic and 4) Installation Art (Note: please send separate submission forms for each entry).

Individual interpretations or variations on the theme HOME are encouraged, but should be realized with sound as the primary component.

All submitted works must respond in some way to the theme HOME in order to be considered for 2010 NAISA programming.

1) Radio Art (for Deep Wireless)
The Radio Art category is for works conceived for radio or that use radio and other wireless technology in their creation and that play with the medium. Works submitted to this category must be less than 60 minutes in duration. Special consideration will be given to 1 minute radio art pieces for broadcast as well as 1 page proposals for collaboration on translocal broadcast performances.

Pieces will be selected for broadcast within Canada and on several international radio stations in May 2010 as part of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art.

Both Canadian and International radio art submissions will be considered for inclusion in the following:

-The Deep Wireless 7 radio art compilation CD
-The Radio Art Interventions (1 minute pieces played guerilla-style on radio stations during the Deep Wireless festival)
-The Radio Art Salon – a listening gallery of radio art works exhibited for the month of May.

2) Electroacoustic Music & Sound Art (for Sound Travels)
The Electroacoustic Music & Sound Art category is for multi-channel and stereo works less than 20 minutes in duration and conceived for concert performance or presentation in the Sound Travels festival of sound art. Preferred formats for performance presentation include 5.1, octaphonic, 12 and 16-channel formats in both acousmatic (tape), live and mixed formats. Please indicate in the notes the intended format of presentation and any required instrumentation or specialized equipment.

3) Videomusic (for SOUNDplay)
The Videomusic category is for works that explores non-narrative abstraction with equal emphasis on sound and image. Submitted works will be considered for video screenings with either stereo or multi-channel playback. Submitted works will be considered for screenings in either a performance venue or a small-size gallery alongside other works selected from this call for submissions.

4) Installation Art (for Deep Wireless, Sound Travels or SOUNDplay)
Installation proposals of previously realized works for site-specific and gallery installations with no fixed duration will be considered for presentation as part of Deep Wireless, Sound Travels or SOUNDplay. Site-specific works can be for indoor or outdoor locations. Works can use multichannel or single channel playback and may incorporate any number of media, but must feature original sound as a primary element. Preference will be given to small to medium scale interactive works that appeal to all ages. Please attach a list of the necessary equipment required to mount the installation and which of these items can be supplied by the artist. Submissions should include audio, video or audio-video documentation of previously realized versions of the work.

Submission Guidelines
Please submit a completed submission form (in digital format if possible) along with the proposed works on CD or DVD.

For multichannel works, please include a stereo reduction for reference purposes only. For video works, please include a DVD copy for reference only. Screening and multi-channel masters will be requested later if the work is to be programmed. For installation works or performance proposals, please attach a list of required equipment with indications of equipment that can be supplied by the artist.

Materials will not be returned. Please don’t send original copies.

Submissions must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2009 and mailed to: New Adventures in Sound Art, 601 Christie Street #252, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7.

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NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ARTISTS IN ANY MEDIA.
The 7th Annual Original SQUARE FOOT Show
AWOL Gallery is seeking submissions for Toronto’s most anticipated summer group show

AWOL Gallery (Toronto, Canada) is planning The Square Foot Show 2009, an annual group exhibition of hundreds of local, national and international artists working in all media. The Square Foot Show is an excellent networking event and an opportunity for participating Artists to gain exposure to collectors, curators, media, other artists, and the general public. This is Square Foot’s seventh year and the AWOL Collective is aiming to make the show bigger and better than ever. As with 2007’s & 2008’s exhibitions, The Square Foot Show will be held at an off site venue; The Lower Ossington Theatre (LOT) at 100A Ossington. This larger venue will accommodate the numerous artworks and hundreds of people who come to view this exhibit every year. In 2008 over 600 artists participated and over 1300 artworks were exhibited!

Join us for Square Foot 2009 and help us celebrate AWOL Gallery’s 10th Anniversary and make this the most memorable Square Foot Show to date! Although our RSVP deadline is firm, there is no limit to the number of participating artists, so forward this message to any artists that you feel may be interested in taking part.

View the guidelines, application process and images of previous year’s shows at
http://www.awolgallery.com/square_foot/index.php

RSVP DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

To RSVP and reserve your spot in the show please send a completed/signed contract form
(available to download on the AWOL gallery website)
with the submission fee of $15.00CAN payable in cheque or money order by July 15 to:
AWOL Gallery 78 Ossington Avenue, 2nd Floor,Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y7

SHOW DATES: Saturday August 15– September 6, 2009
ARTISTS RECEPTION: Saturday August 15, 2009, 7pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6 pm & Sunday 1 – 5 pm.
Location: 100A Ossington Ave. 2nd floor (an off site venue just steps away from AWOL Gallery)

AWOL Gallery
76 / 78 Ossington Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 2Y7
416 535 5637
awol [arobas] awolgallery [point] com
www.awolgallery.com

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Play
Fine Art for Kids
December at Cube Gallery

Think outside the toy box, and the big box! Cube gallery presents the second annual show for discerning young art lovers. Why give our kids mass produced plastic toys from big box stores? Why plaster their walls with corporate produced posters and psuedo art work? Kids deserve more! Why not grace their rooms with fine art, designed for kids, handmade locally and ethically. Creepy-cute, retro-cool, cutting edge baby. It is all at the Cube Gallery this December.

Call to Artists

Want to be part of our show? Do you have a playful approach to art-making? We are looking for art work (from toys and dolls to photos and paintings), pieces with multigenerational appeal. We challenge you to go beyond traditional images associated with childhood.

Please submit
A proposal with 5 .jpgs of examples of your work (or html site with examples).
Also include a one sentence statement describing the work you are submitting to the show.
Submissions will be juried by three artists.
All applications must be received by September 1st/09

Please include
name:
email:
phone number:
address:

Email application to:
Don
info [arobas] donmonet [point] ca

For more info call Cube at:
Cube Gallery
7 Hamilton Ave. N.
Ottawa, K1Y 0G8
613 728 1750
Cubegallery.ca
info [arobas] donmonet [point] ca
Hours: 10-5pm (except Mon.& Tues.)

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This summer, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre plans to screen a series of short video works in a public space in Kingston, Ontario. It will be much like last year’s Square Pegs: Video Art in the Square, which featured eight artists in a screening in Kingston’s Market Square. This is an open call. Please submit your short videos (up to a maximum length of 15 minutes) on NTSC DVD or MiniDV, along with an artist’s statement and CV. Modern Fuel is an equal opportunity video projector. Applications and proposals will be accepted until July 20th, 2009.

For further information, contact:
Michael Davidge or Bronwyn McLean
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21A Queen St, Kingston, ON, K7K 1A1
(613) 548-4883
modernfuel [arobas] bellnet [point] ca
www.modernfuel.org

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: JINGDEZHEN INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC FAIR

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE JULY 31, 2009

China Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair is a specialized fair, which is sponsored by the Ministry of State Commerce, China National Light Industry Council, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and Jiangxi Provincial People’s Government. It merges exquisite ceramic exhibition, trade and investment and cultural exchange as a whole. The Jingdezhen Contemporary International Ceramics Exhibition as one of the theme exhibitions of the Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair will be held during the fair.

The Jingdezhen Contemporary International Ceramics Exhibition has been held twice, and accumulated a lot of valuable experience. At the same time, it has also formed a certain impact on the international ceramic field. In the future exhibitions, we will further understand and make efforts to promote contemporary ceramic art worldwide from an internationalized, academic and specialized viewpoint. We will also explore and expand the innovation and thinking of international ceramic art from all aspects of art, from concept to materials technology, to jointly promote the development of modern ceramics. On this occasion to let the world know more about Chinese ceramics and Jingdezhen, and promote the prosperity and development of Jingdezhen ceramic art.

The International Ceramics Exhibition is divided into design and ceramics. Design is mainly aimed at mass-produced innovative ceramic arts products which can blend into our modern living space. While the ceramics category is mainly to express ceramic arts products with new art concepts and are formed by creative and free skill.

The exhibition has an academic committee of experts which will be screening participants work under the unified leadership of the Executive Committee of the China Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair. The selected works will have the honor to be published in a picture album. The exhibition this year plans to invite Ceramic Research Centre of China Art Academy and Art Design Department of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute as academic support units, and invite Zhu Legeng, director of Ceramic Research Centre of China Art Academy as the chief planner, to organize specialized staff to edit this picture album and take on the work-related matters.

We need the ceramist’s documents below

1. Resume including full name, age, sex, address, phone number, email address, personal website, author’s photo, participated important exhibitions (including year), received awards , including year awarded. ( limit about 200 words)
2. Two photos of participating works (JPG, 300dpi, 1MB)
3. Name of Work, Category, Design or Ceramics, Material, Firing method and temperature ( 20 words ).
4. The final work published in the album should be the same as the item on display.
5. The documents must be sent to the organizing committee office before the end of July by EMS. (Express Mail Service) The organizing committee will send inviation after an accreditation by the academic committee.
6. The selected work should be brought to Jingdezhen by the artist on the day before the opening of the exhibition. At the end of the exhibition, the Executive Committee office of Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair will issue a certificate if the author is willing to donate the work to the Jingdezhen Ceramic Art gallery as a long-range show. In order to express thanks for the support from ceramists in every country, the organizing committee will offer room and board at no charge in Jingdezhen during the fair ( Oct. 17th – 22nd, 2009 ). If ceramists require to take works back, you can take it back by yourself or entrust the organizing committee to send it back.

Gathering in the millennium charming porcelain capital, jointly promote the development of global ceramic industry, the enthusiastic and hospitable people in Jingdezhen sincerely welcome you come to Jingdezhen in October.

Jury of the International Ceramics Exhibition of Executive Committee Office of the Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair

Tel:0086-798-8561961 | Fax:0086-798-8562779
http://www.chinaicf.cn | E-mail:jdz [arobas] chinaicf [point] cn

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CALL TO ARTISTS FOR WORLDSKILLS 2009, CALGARY

OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS – REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline for Submissions: Monday, July 20, 2009, 4pm

Calgary is proud to be the host city of the WorldSkills Calgary 2009 competition – a premiere international event celebrating excellence in trades and technologies from around the world.

As part of this multi-day event, The City of Calgary Public Art Program, in partnership with the City of Calgary WorldSkills 2009 Project Management Office, is please to present two public art opportunities for artists whose genre utilizes one or more of the skilled trades highlighted in the WorldSkills Calgary 2009 competition.

Both initiatives will see an artist engaged in the process of creating a commissioned artwork for the City of Calgary during competition week (September 1- 7, 2009). The purpose of these projects is to allow the general public to witness the creative process in progress and better understand how a specific trade or skill can be used in the creation of artwork.

In both cases, the selected artist may choose to initiate the commissioned work in studio prior to the on-site deadline but must ensure enough work remains to showcase the process for the duration of the opportunity. The artwork must be fully completed by the end of the WorldSkills Calgary 2009 competition (September 5, 2009).

The first opportunity will have the selected artist located on-site at Stampede Park directly in the midst of the WorldSkills Calgary 2009 competition. The budget for this public art opportunity is $4000.00 (inclusive of GST). The budget is all-inclusive and must provide for all expenses related to the project.

The second opportunity will have the selected artist located on-site at either Olympic Plaza or the Municipal Plaza. This site will be linked to the ‘Artisan Village’ being programmed as a satellite event that complements WorldSkills Calgary 2009. The completed artwork will remain in-situ for the month of September, at which time it will be moved to a permanent location as determined by the City of Calgary. The budget for this public art project is $17,200 (inclusive of GST). This includes a $500 honorarium towards a participation in a panel discussion on public art the third week of September. The budget is all-inclusive and must provide for all expenses related to the project.

Submitted proposals are to be specific to one of the two opportunities, although artists are welcome to apply on both.

For the complete ‘Call to Artists’, visit www.calgary.ca/publicart. Inquiries can be directed to Lisa Hickey-Besserer at lisa [point] hickey-besserer [arobas] calgary [point] ca or 403-268-5283.

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Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
Deadline: September 1

The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre is calling visual artists, cultural workers, curators and other producers (individuals, collectives and organizations) to submit applications for the 2010-2012 main gallery program. Works must be wall mounted only, and the floor plan is available below. All proposals must address our mandate:

Our Vision…is a Canadian society that recognizes, remembers and values the experiences and continued contribution of all workers, their unions, organizations, and communities to the quality of life we enjoy today.

Our Mission…is to join our efforts and expertise with others in order to communicate and preserve through artistic and creative expression, the historical, cultural and contemporary experience of working people in their diverse identities.

Our Values…are to be: inclusive, collaborative, creative and engaged

WHAC’s programming focus will be the environment, The economy and the future of green jobs, and we are looking for work with relevance in these areas. We encourage works in all media types, especially new media. Proposals are to be accompanied by a C.V., a 250 word summary of the proposed exhibit/project which also addresses ways to interpret the work for a wide range of audiences. Proposals also need to include 10 images labelled with the title, dimensions, date and artist’s name that can be reviewed by the Programming Committee of WAHC. (Digital,* paper or photographic images**, but no originals please.). Please also include a self addressed and stamped envelope if you want your proposal to be returned to you.

WAHC encourages artists from all visual arts disciplines to submit to our program. WAHC pays artist fees according to the CARFAC schedule.

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2009

Please submit proposals to:

Programming Committee
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario
L8L 1B5

*all digital images should be in jpeg, pdf, or tif formats with a maximum file size of 720 x 900 pixels
** maximum print size of 8” x 10”

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REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ART PROPOSALS
DEADLINE: Monday, July 20, 2009 (No later than 5pm)

Summary:

The Liberty Village Business Improvement Area (LVBIA) invites professional artists living in Toronto to submit a proposal for the creative transformation of FOUR park benches into permanent works of public art to be installed in Liberty Village. Through the LVBIA BENCHmark 2009 program, public art will be taken to the streets once again, creating signature benches and creative spaces that will enhance one of Canada’s most dynamic communities – Liberty Village.

Project Background:

A program of the Liberty Village Business Improvement Area (LVBIA), BENCHmark engages artists and local businesses to transform orphaned and neglected park benches into permanent works of public art to be enjoyed by the community. In 2005, the Liberty Village BIA partnered with the City of Toronto to establish this unique neighbourhood-specific public bench art program. Two artists were chosen to create three inaugural public art benches, and since 2005, twelve additional benches have been created and located throughout Liberty Village.

BENCHmark attracts supporting sponsors and partners, including Liberty Village BIA, Toronto Economic Development, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Toronto Carpet Factory, Allied Properties, CanAlpha Liberty Towers, Liberty Market Building, Toy Factory Lofts/Lanterra Developments Ltd., First Capital Realty, Toronto Parking Authority and Soft Choice Corporation.

BENCHmark 2009 Criteria:

The industrial history of Liberty Village has shaped what we see today and, therefore, proposals submitted must reflect the historical strengths and contemporary forms of the area. Artistic works in a variety of media and forms will be considered for inclusion in the permanent BENCHmark collection.

Examples of media include, but are not limited to, paint, wood, metal and photography. All bench surfaces can be used and designs that incorporate extensions beyond the bench surfaces (e.g. sculptural elements, signpost, mural, etc.) will be considered. The jury is looking for innovative designs that not only transform the benches, but take into account the immediate surrounding area in which the bench will be placed and the intended use by the community in that public space. For a map of BENCHmark locations to date, please visit www.lvbia.com.

The four City of Toronto standard park benches that new life will be given to are « old-style » design with 7 green wooden slats and two concrete ends (see photos above). Dimensions are: 8 feet long, 3 feet high and 2.5 feet deep. The benches are being taken apart, and the set of bench slats will be given to selected artists. Artists may work in their own studio or use space at Lamport Stadium. The benches will be installed along the streets of Liberty Village in late September. Artists will be required to apply a protective varnish (supplied by the program) to their bench to protect it against weather, wear and graffiti.

All artwork(s) must be durable, safe, low maintenance and appropriate to the location. It is the BENCHmark 2009 committee’s intent to commission works of design excellence that suit the historical and natural attributes of Liberty Village.

Artist Benefits:

* $1500 artist award will be paid for each bench creation, to cover artist’s fee and some material costs (the program will provide varnish).
* Your work will be part of this unique outdoor public art bench collection, a program that is promoted by the LVBIA and by the City of Toronto, and viewed by the employees, residents and the many who visit this area for Nuit Blanche, Caribana, Toronto FC soccer, iCAN Pitch, the CNE, and more!
* The media and bloggers are interested and make mention of these creative benches

Eligibility:

The competition is open to all established and emerging artists living in Toronto. This request for proposal is open to anyone that can complete the requirements as specified, including the design, fabrication and delivery of the artwork. This program is intended to be artistic in nature, and therefore, any designs that include advertising, soliciting, or other promotional, political or commercially driven proposals are ineligible. Artists or artist collectives may submit more than one bench design.

Selection Criteria & Process:

The BENCHmark 2009 selection committee will select four artists based on visual appeal, unique design, connection to Liberty Village and fabrication plan. The selection committee consists of representatives from the LVBIA, local businesses and the art & design community. Winners will be announced and notified by email the week of July 27th. Artists are required to complete bench work by September 18, 2009. A BENCHmark unveiling will take place in Liberty Village in late September or early October.

How to Apply:

Interested artists should submit the following:

* Resume or CV with current contact information including address, phone number (day and night) and email
* Statement of interest of up to 500 words, including your personal interest and connection to Liberty Village as well as any relevant projects, current or past. This information may be used for promotional purposes.
* Detailed project plan including:

* DRAWING. Artists must submit a detailed design, including front, sides and back design of bench(s). Bench dimensions = 8 ft long, 3 ft high and 2.5 ft deep, 7 slats per bench.
* BUDGET. Artists will be paid $1500.00 per bench and are responsible for all materials and associated project costs. Artists are responsible for the labour, but not cost, of varnishing finished benches. The LVBIA will require all artists to sign an agreement acknowledging all terms and conditions of the BENCHmark Program
* TIMELINE. Please provide a detailed weekly work plan starting July 27th and ending Sept. 25th. Artists are required to varnish their benches with 3 coats, and to have this protective coating completed by September 21, 2009. Bench slats and bases will be re-assembled by Toronto Parks Recreation Forestry staff during the week of September 25th and installation will take place shortly after that, on either concrete or grass. If you have any specific installation requests, please advise us in your submission.
* WORK SPACE. Please indicate if you will be working from your studio or will require use of the indoor space at Lamport Stadium.

* CD of up to 10 images (maximum) of your previous artwork, including title, date, medium, size & location.
* Information source for the BENCHmark 2009 request for public art proposal — LVBIA, Akimbo, gallery, etc.
* Self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials (if applicable)

Submissions to be mailed* or delivered to:
Jessica Tudos, LVBIA BENCHmark Program, 67 Mowat Ave, #104, Toronto, ON, M6K 3E3
* please do not request a receipt signature when sending Xpresspost or courier

All submissions must be received before 5pm on Monday July 20, 2009.

Inquiries and Additional Information:
Jessica Tudos, LVBIA BENCHmark Program Manager, jessica [arobas] kikacreative [point] com , http://www.lvbia.com/give/benchmark.asp

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Call for Curatorial Residency (CFMDC)
CFMDC is making a call for Curatorial Residency
Deadline: July 10, 2009
Info: www.cfmdc.org/home.php

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IMAGES FESTIVAL The Images Festival is now accepting INSTALLATION, LIVE PERFORMANCE and NEW MEDIA submissions for consideration for the 23rd edition of the Festival, which will take place 1-10 April 2010. You can find the form and complete guidelines at the link below. Materials must be submitted by July 15, 2009 (postmark). Please note! This is call is NOT for single channel work that is meant to be screened in a cinema. We will issue a separate call ON SCREEN works sometime in July, so be on the lookout then for more information.
Submissions: INSTALLATION or LIVE or NEW MEDIA THE IMAGES FESTIVAL 448-401 Richmond Street West Toronto. Ontario M5V 3A8 CANADA
E-mail: submissions [arobas] imagesfestival [point] com Web: www.imagesfestival.com

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NAPT Public Television Program Fund
Deadline: July 15, 2009
Proposals are requested for programs in many genres including documentary, performance, cultural/public affairs and animation. Projects submitted to this solicitation must be intended for national and public television broadcast. Assignment of exclusive broadcast rights for four years, off-air recording rights, educational, home video, foreign distribution and Internet broadcasting rights are included in NAPT’s Production License Agreement. For more information: www.nativetelecom.org/program_fund

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Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival Seeking shorts under 15 minutes in any genre.
Deadline: July 31, 2009
www.cabbagetownshortfilmandvideofestival.com

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Call for films | NSI Online Film Fest seeks new films The National Screen Institute is now accepting films for its NSI Online Short Film Festival. Submit films for free by Monday, August 17, 2009. Films must be no longer than 30 minutes. Drama, comedy, animation, short documentary and experimental films are all eligible and must be Canadian.

http://www.nsi-canada.ca/uploads/NSI%20Online%20Short%20Film%20Festival%20submission%20form%20June%2015_2009.pdf

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APPEL À CANDIDATURES

Date limite des inscriptions : 15 Octobre 2009
Le Festival International du Film d’Aubagne soutient la jeune création cinématographique et la création sonore/musicale pour l’image. L’appel à candidature est ouvert :
– LONGS METRAGES :

Sont acceptés les premiers, deuxièmes et troisièmes longs métrages de tout genre cinématographique (fiction, documentaire, experimental, animation), comportant impérativement une musique originale, sont acceptés. Formats acceptés: pellicule et vidéo.

Fiche d’inscription et règlement à télécharger ici : Fiche d’inscription et Règlement

– COURTS MÉTRAGES :

Sont acceptés les premiers, deuxièmes ou troisièmes courts métrages d’une duré maximun de 30 minutes. Tous les genres cinématographiques sont représentés (fiction, documentaire, expérimental, animation) dès lors que les films présentent une musique originale ou un traitement particulier de la bande sonore. Formats acceptés: pellicule et vidéo.

L’inscription des COURTS MÉTRAGES se fait en ligne ! Rendez-vous sur le site de la Plateforme d’inscription aux festivals français: http://www.le-court.com/films_platform

N’hésitez pas à nous contacter pour toute question.

Nous recevrons vos films avec plaisir, Bien cordialement, L’équipe du festival

Renseignements :
Association Alcimé 63 chemin de la vallée – Camp Major 13400 Aubagne France
Tel: +33 (0)4 42 18 79 96 ou +33 (0)4 42 18 92 10

mail : serge [point] guidi [point] alcime [arobas] orange [point] fr

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Meir Tati’s Art Force 1 at 1000sq Meter Free-style
Deadline: July 15, 2009; Source: Meri Tati

Art Force 1
Artists from Israel and around the world are invited to respond to the subject of propaganda with visual imagesin (in a4 format) and texts from various genres such as narrative fiction, poetry, philosophy and others. The selected works will first be exhibited in the Digital Art Centre in a dynamic exhibition space that will also provide the venue for a
model airplane building workshop for children and teens. Later on the works will be dropped from a UAV over public areas (such as a busy park). In this way the art project reacts to the typical characteristics of the modern-day world, a world steeped in paranoia, psychological warfare, and deliberate disinformation of government, army and other factors.

The project title – Art Force 1 – is an ironic paraphrase of “Air Force 1” – the plane used by the President of the United States. This title was chosen because it questions the power of the international contemporary art world in comparison with that of countries and global superpowers. Can an object of art constitute an act of propaganda? Can it serve as a tool for propaganda? What does it advocate and on whose behalf does it do so? Can/may contemporary art still create a meaningful statement in the skeptical culture of the modern world? Is art an inner, self-contained dialogue or can it offer a chance for collaboration, for cultural activism and for an open, alternative, international debate using the internet culture?

Deadline: July 15, 2009

Images can be sent to The Israeli Center for Digital Art
c/o Meir Tati
16 Yirmiyahu Street
58835 Holon, Israel

by fax: ++972 3 558 0003
Or email: tatimeir [arobas] gmail [point] com

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Compose/Decompose (Toronto)
Deadline: July 15, 2009; Source: Don Simmons

The idea of beauty found in the morbid has been explored within multitudes of art movements and genres, developing our interpretive perception of what beauty truly is. Nature with a helping hand of time, plays an encompassing role of the dying and the living; composing to decomposing, and nurturing only to neglectfully perish again. That which
desecrates grows. Although man is succeeding in repositioning himself within the natural cycle through elevated technology and mass consumption, in the end, we find ourselves in servitude of a relentless yet graceful continuum of Mother Nature. In this discourse a certain violence between the two eroding elements where harmony is disrupted, is virtually erotic and foreboding.

Keeping these themes in mind, The Deleon White Gallery, is requesting proposals no longer than 2 pages, describing a performance oriented piece under the duration of 30 minutes. Access to the interior and the exterior of the gallery (near the street) is accessible for the duration of the show as well, so think outside the box.

The Deleon White Gallery is a unique space that allows the transformation of aesthetic psyche and creative flexibility, under the encouraging guidance of Stephen DeLeon White. The gallery has recently welcomed one of Toronto’s most exceptional and dynamic, non-traditional art communities: Performance Art and Live Theater. Seeing a successful exhibition featuring local and international performance artists, surrounding themes of nature and ecology, the gallery is honored to host another event, in keeping with the nature oriented background of the gallery. DWG has established itself as a venue committed to investigating social practices in relation to the environment they inhabit. With each new exhibition, the gallery continues to demonstrate it’s commitment to the genius and creativity of its artists and to the philosophical issues that motivate their work.

Curated by: Mariam Magsi with the assistance of Mirak Jamal

Details:
-Artist Statement/Proposal-One page
-C.V.
-Performance Requirements/Details: Set up, Duration, Transportation, Props, Technological Needs
-3-5 Still Images of most recent work

Please send in submissions as attachments to mariammagsi [arobas] gmail [point] com
No later than the 15th of July, 2009, 4pm with « TITLE- DWG-FULL NAME as the subject. The event will be happening
July 23rd, 2009.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2010 Rhubarb Festival (Toronto)
Deadline: July 31, 2009; Source: Erika Hennebury

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre seeks submissions for
THE 31st RHUBARB FESTIVAL
Feb 10 – 28, 2010
Festival Director Erika Hennebury

Call for Submissions for 2010
DEADLINE: 5PM, Friday July 31, 2009

For over 30 years The Rhubarb Festival has offered Toronto artists a critic-free environment to experiment with new theatrical explorations. First produced by Buddies in 1979, Rhubarb is more than a festival; it is a commentary on theatre – on how we create it, on how we present it, and on how we experience it. Here we allow the artist and the idea to be the centre of attention. The trappings of traditional theatre are purged in favour of a stripped-down approach, where inspiration and invention are genesis. Rhubarb encourages established artists to take new risks and emerging artists to explore the medium of performance creation in a safe, inspired space. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is currently seeking submissions of new, original, contemporary theatre, performance and dance for our 31st Rhubarb Festival.

The Rhubarb Festival has acted as a seeding ground for exciting new work from a host of groundbreaking Canadian artists, including Sky Gilbert, Daniel MacIvor, Daniel Brooks, Guillermo Verdecchia, Don McKellar, Diane Flacks, Gavin Crawford, Sonja Mills, Darren O’Donnell, Damien Atkins, Atom Egoyan, Jacob Wren, Ann-Marie MacDonald (and many
more). The Toronto Star has called it an “annual tonic of fresh and exciting theatre that invigorates Toronto”.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Submissions delivered by or post-marked up to July 31, 2009 will be accepted
Proposed performances may be no longer than 25 minutes in length
Works submitted must be new, never previously produced and original
Submissions must submitted in hard copy only and must be accompanied by and 2009 Rhubarb Festival Application
Form (available online at www.artsexy.ca)
Fax or email submissions will not be accepted late submissions may not be considered

Please mail or drop off submissions to:
Erika Hennebury, Rhubarb Festival Director
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street, Toronto ON M4Y 1B4

For further information please contact:
Erika Hennebury, 416-975-9130 x40 erika [arobas] artsexy [point] ca

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Trans-Cultural in Performance
Deadline: not specified: Source Pam Patterson

This is call for work for Women in Action (housed at the CWSE OISE/UT) for our winter 2010 exhibit. The Trans-Cultural in Performance will be an exhibition of multiple still photographic images of performances by women/trans/feminist performance artists. (Curators: ARTIFACTS: Leena Raudvee & Pam Patterson). Exhibition dates:
March 2010. Opening March 8th IWD! We are asking for colour or black and white photo-documentation from performance work – community-based, street work, political action, gallery-presented – that addresses women’s/gender issues from feminist perspectives. All images will be framed. Images should be 4″ X 6″ please submit no more than three. Please include a short bio of the artist(s) or group, a statement to accompany the work and a $10
administration/framing fee paid to Women in Action.

Mail to Women in Action
264 Bloor Street West, PO Box 22580, Toronto, ON, M5S 1V8
For more information email: womeninactionCWSE [arobas] gmail [point] com.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Now.Liminal Web-based Project
Deadline: on-going; Source: Annie Onyi Cheung

NOW.LIMINAL: AN ONGOING WEB-BASED PERFORMANCE PROJECT
Visit: www.onyi-ajar.com/now.liminal/now.limina

NOW.LIMINAL is an online relational performance project that allows audience members to view live performances and interact with artists online.

Please visit the website for more details. See ‘PERFORMANCE MENU’ for a complete list of current performances being offered by individual artists. You may also check the ‘CALENDAR’ for performances by date availability. All performances are viewed online, from wherever you have Skype and an internet connection!

SUBMISSIONS:
We welcome submissions from around the world! You can perform wherever you have a computer, the internet and a webcam! Please send now [point] liminal [arobas] gmail [point] com suggestions for performances, and/or performances you would like to share and perform with others. Please keep in mind that performances are required to be interactive and accessible.

In your submission, please remember to include:
1. Your name/email/Skype username/location-country
2. Brief description of your performance idea
3. Acknowledgement that you have access to: a computer with Skype, an internet connection, a microphone +
speakers and a webcam
4. Your website or a couple of samples of your own work, performance / time-based or other.