appels de dossiers du 28 mai 2009

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

Vous pouvez consulter cette liste en ligne à http://liste.agavf.ca

La Liste est présentée par l’AGAVF. Prochaine édition: 11 juin.

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
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)
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

La Galerie d’art Louise et Reuben-Cohen de l’Université de Moncton (Moncton)
présente l’exposition Lieux transitoires par Joël Boudreau.
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.

1. appels du Québec

3e impérial (Granby) – 1er juin 2009
Mois de la Photo à Montréal – maintenant
esse arts + opinions numéro 68 – 10 septembre 2009

2. appels d’ailleurs

galerie d’art à Tracadie-Sheila – 1er juin 2009
AAAPNB (Moncton) – 29 mai 2009
WATERMARKS – A Celebration of the Bow River (Calgary) – 8 juin 2009
INFLUX Jewellery Gallery (Clagary) – 16 octobre 2009
Parkdale Film + Video Showcase (Toronto) – 8 juin 2009
National Ornamental Metal Museum (Memphis) – 29 mai 2009
Metal Arts Guild of Canada – 9 octobre 2009
Art & Education Papers – en cours
Manifest (Cincinnati) – 5 juin 2009
Clay Studio (Philadelphia) – 1er juin 2009
festival de films d’animation d’Ottawa – 1er juin 2009
Cinéma Politica (Montréal) – en cours
Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal – 15 juin 2009
Festival de films autochtones (Winnipeg) – 19 juin 2009
CSIF (Calgary) – 30 juin 2009
Festival de films Rendezvous With Madness (Toronto) – 30 juin 2009
Toronto Urban Film Festival – 15 juillet 2009
Festival de films documentaires Big Sky (É.U.) – 3 juillet 2009
Humble Arts Foundation – en cours
Aarhus Art Building (Danemark) – 5 juin 2009
Epicentro Cusco (Peru) – 31 mai 2009
Galerie d’art Beaverbrook (Fredericton) – 17 juin 2009
Truck Urbanity (Calgary) – 30 juin 2009
Truck Welcome to the Dollhouse (Calgary) – 16 juin 2009
Art of Photography Show 2009 (San Diego) – 31 mai 2009
47 Afterhours Film Screenings (Toronto) – maintenant!
Gallery 1313 (Toronto) – maintenant!
We Made a Deal with the Devil (Toronto) – 15 juin + 15 et 25 juillet 2009
Transart Institute (Berlin) – 15 juin 2009
VisionTV (Toronto) – 15 juin 2009
FADO performance art (Toronto) – 30 juin 2009
Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge) – 28 septembre 2009

1. appels du Québec

3e impérial
Appel de projets 2010-2011
SOUMISSION: 1 juin 2009

Pour plus d’informations: http://www.3e-imperial.org/appel/201011

Appel de projets 2010-2011

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.

3e impérial
www.3e-imperial.org
25 ans d’art infiltrant!

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Mois de la Photo à Montréal
Appel de candidatures de commissaire invité(e) pour la 12e édition
:: Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal lance son appel de commissaire invité pour la 12e édition de sa biennale internationale de photographie contemporaine qui se tiendra en septembre 2011::
Depuis 1989, à tous les deux ans, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal produit un événement culturel international, arrimé sur les enjeux contemporains reliés à la photographie. Avec ses expositions, sa publication et son colloque, la biennale sert de catalyseur aux artistes, aux spécialistes de l’image et au grand public.
L’événement vise à promouvoir les diverses tendances de la photographie contemporaine auprès d’un large public en concrétisant des échanges internationaux entre les photographes, le public, les conservateurs, les commissaires, les médias et les collectionneurs. Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal travaille de concert avec une grande diversité de partenaires incluant des artistes, des musées, des galeries universitaires, des centres d’artistes pour présenter une série d’expositions solos réparties à travers la ville transformant ainsi Montréal en une vaste exposition de groupe, à la fois cohérente et stimulante, autour d’un concept phare.
Depuis 2003, pour chacune des éditions de sa biennale, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal confie l’élaboration d’une nouvelle thématique à un commissaire invité. Toutes les expositions, le colloque et la publication sont conçus autour d’un concept unique. Pour plus de détails concernant les thématiques des éditions précédentes, l’historique et le mandat de l’organisme, consultez notre site Web au www.moisdelaphoto.com.
Le commissaire invité pour l’édition de septembre 2011, devra proposer une thématique à la fois novatrice et audacieuse, propre à singulariser la biennale montréalaise sur la scène internationale tout en stimulant la réflexion et en rendant accessible au grand public des thèmes et des problématiques issues de l’art contemporain en général.
Pour plus de détails, téléchargez le fichier PDF.
http://mail.moisdelaphoto.com/appel/appel_fr.pdf

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appel de textes | esse 68

dossier : Sabotage
esse arts + opinions numéro 68
date de tombée : 10 septembre 2009

Les textes proposés (de 1 000 à 2 250 mots maximum) pourront être envoyés à s [point] babin [arobas] esse [point] ca
avant le 10 septembre 2009. Inclure une courte biographie (50-100 mots), un résumé du texte
(100 mots), ainsi que l’adresse postale et le courriel de l’auteur.
Les propositions non liées aux dossiers (critiques, essais et analyses sur différents sujets en art
actuel) sont aussi bienvenues (tombée : 10 septembre, 10 janvier et 15 avril de chaque année).
Sabotage
Après une année passée sous le signe du déchet, de la fragilité et de la disparition, il nous est
apparu impératif de porter notre réflexion en amont de ces nombreux effacements de l’objet, à
savoir non plus comment il tendait à se transformer mais plutôt sur ce qui en avait accéléré la
désintégration, en questionnant les moyens utilisés et les motifs sous-tendant de telles pratiques.
En ce sens, il nous a paru opportun de proposer aux auteurs de réfléchir sur l’idée du sabotage
artistique. Dans ce prochain dossier, esse souhaite publier des analyses critiques sur des
démarches artistiques ayant comme dessein de perturber tant les systèmes établis que l’ordre
public, que ce soit par le recours au sabordage, à la contamination, au parasitage ou encore à
l’infiltration. Ainsi, si certains artistes semblent lorgner du côté de l’illégalité, d’autres
choisissent de saborder leurs propres projets ou de s’immiscer dans ceux des autres, créant ainsi
un jugement de valeur sur la qualité artistique d’une oeuvre. Il y a aussi ceux qui s’intéressent aux
formes de paranoïa de notre société et en détournent les dispositifs, en particulier les systèmes
de surveillance par caméra et les réseaux sociaux qui s’approprient nos informations
personnelles. Nous cherchons à mieux saisir ces pratiques non éthiques, illégales, souvent à
caractère politique, voire anarchiste, qui sèment le chaos dans une visée purement artistique,
dont la force de frappe résiderait dans leur capacité à critiquer les discours établis et leurs
succédanés. esse souhaite mettre en lumière la nécessité de ces pratiques qui délibérément
affectent les différents systèmes, dont celui de l’art, pour mieux en montrer les failles, et peutêtre
même éveiller les consciences.

2. appels d’ailleurs

INVITATION À TOUS LES ARTISTES

Ouverture prochaine d’une galerie d’art à Tracadie-Sheila. Artiste intéressé à exposer leurs œuvres sont invités à soumettre une courte biographie et 3à 5 photos de leurs œuvres avant le ler juin 2009, au bureau du CMA situé au marché du centre-ville, bureau 107. Info : 397-0661 ou cma09trac [arobas] live [point] ca

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Appel d’offres
Recherche de photos d’œuvres d’art et de diverses productions artistiques pour publication

Le 19 mai 2009

L’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB) invite les artistes de l’Acadie à fournir des photos d’œuvres d’arts et de diverses productions artistiques acadiennes du Nouveau-Brunswick qui pourraient être publiées dans les documents suivants :
• la Stratégie globale pour l’intégration des arts et de la culture dans la société acadienne au Nouveau-Brunswick issue des États généraux de arts et de la culture;
• la Planification stratégique de l’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick;
• le site web de l’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick ou celui des États généraux des arts et de la culture.

L’AAPNB cherche des photos de toutes les disciplines artistiques dont des :
– photos d’œuvres d’artistes visuels (peintures, sculptures, etc);
– photos de personnages et de scénographies de productions théâtrales ;
– photos d’écrivains, d’écrivaines, de leurs œuvres (romans, recueils de poésie, essais, littérature jeunesse, etc.);
– photos de spectacles de danse;
– photos de spectacles de scène, de pochettes de disques ou de CD, etc.;
– photos de cinéastes, de films, de téléséries, de documentaires, etc.;
– photos d’artistes travaillant avec des jeunes à un projet artistique ou culturel dans un milieu scolaire;
– photos d’œuvres des métiers d’art ou d’artistes en métier d’art

Les photos retenues devront répondre aux critères suivants :
– être fournies électroniquement en version « JPEG » (300 dpi);
– être en noir et blanc ou en couleurs;
– être de très bonne qualité esthétique.

Les photos devront être accompagnées d’une courte description d’une ligne comprenant les éléments suivants :
– Le titre de l’œuvre ;
– Le nom de l’artiste et/ou du personnage et de la production ;
– Nom du photographe.

Un montant de 75$ sera versé pour chacune des photos retenues.

La date limite pour envoyer vos photos est le vendredi 29 mai 2009.

Un jury de pairs évaluera les photos et retiendra celles qui répondent aux critères établis.

Vous pouvez faire parvenir vos photos par courriel à Florian Levesque, responsable des communications au bureau de suivis des États généraux des arts et de la culture dans la société acadienne au Nouveau-Brunswick: levesflo [arobas] nb [point] sympatico [point] ca

Pour toutes questions concernant cet appel d’offres, prière de communiquer avec Florian Levesque au (506) 826-2648.

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Call for Expressions of Interest
WATERMARKS – A Celebration of the Bow River
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Deadline for Submissions: Monday, June 8, 2009 at 4:30 pm MDT
Budget: CAN $50,000
http://tinyurl.com/ouyfr7

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 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.

Information & Deadline

Deadline for submissions is Monday, June 8, 2009 at 4:30 pm MDT.

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: INFLUX JEWELLERY GALLERY

Posted: 19 May 2009 08:41 AM PDT

“THE RED HOT SHOW”
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: OCTOBER 16, 2009

INFLUX Jewellery Gallery invites artists to interpret the theme of “The Red Hot Show” for our autumn exhibition of contemporary art jewellery. Some like it Red, some like it Hot and some like it Red Hot. What is your preference? Show us the limit of your passion for art, for life, or for whatever revs you up and keeps your work alive. As always, quality, uniqueness of design, and innovation will be high on the priority list of accepted work.

Due to space limitations contact us as soon as possible of your intent to submit work for the show. Please, do not hesitate to call or email with any questions or concerns you may have.

Guidelines:

* A maximum of two pieces of wearable art jewellery to be submitted by the artist. (not images)
* The work must be related to the topic and focus of the show or it will not be displayed.
* A brief description of the work and an artist statement is to be included by the artist.
* A short biography would be appreciated if you are not one of our regular gallery artists.
* If you are not one of our regular gallery artists please contact Shona Rae for a ‘Guest Artist Exhibition Agreement’.
* All accepted submissions will require a 300 jpeg digital image emailed to the gallery.
* All submissions may be documented and used for promotional purposes by INFLUX Jewellery Gallery.
* All submissions in Canadian wholesale prices.
* All submissions are to be for sale.
* When sending merchandise via post/courier, please package carefully in a box inside an envelope. INFLUX will not accept work that is not packaged safely.

Dates to Remember:

* October 16, 2009 Deadline for submissions to be delivered to INFLUX Jewellery Gallery
* October 23, 2009 Notification of jurying will be emailed to all participating artists
* November 2, 2009 Deadline for accepted artists to email their artist statement in ‘word’
* November 5, 2009 Exhibition begins; Opening 5-8pm
* December 12, 2009 Last day of exhibition
* December 18, 2009 Guest artist’s work will be returned unless they want us to return it after the holiday

Contact information:
INFLUX Jewellery Gallery Shona Rae
#201-100- 7 Avenue SW Calgary, AB, T2P 0W4 Canada
www.influxgallery.com | 403 266-7527

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PARKDALE FILM + VIDEO SHOWCASE
June 26-28, 2009

2009 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE: JUNE 8, 2009

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The Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society once again brings you your favourite west-end neighbourhood weekend: The Parkdale Film + Video Showcase!

Formerly titled REHAB, the Parkdale Film + Video Showcase is pleased to be bringing you the 11th annual festival of local talent in Parkdale.

We are seeking new, old, vintage, under-appreciated, over-appreciated film and video submissions from artists living and working in Parkdale.

Artist fees paid, short works preferred.

Programming for the 2009 festival includes:
Reside: projection installation in 3 homes on Fuller Avenue!
Rewind: home movie screenings from the vaults of Parkdale!
Revisit: evening screenings at the historic Revue Cinema!

PLUS! Annual outdoor under the stars family screening in Fuller Avenue Parkette!

Please submit short film and video works for consideration. Dust off those old home movies for the Bring Your Own Home Movie screening, and if you have an idea for a video projection as installation (this would be installed in the windows of three homes on Fuller Avenue in Parkdale) please go to our website and contact us!

For more info and our on-line submission form please visit:
http://www.parkdaleshowcase.ca
or email: info [arobas] parkdaleshowcase [point] ca

Submission drop boxes:
The Film Buff (73 Roncesvalles Avenue)
7-24 Movies & More (1530 Queen Street West)

XXOO,
The Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society

NOTE NEW CONTACT INFO:
http://www.parkdaleshowcase.ca
info [arobas] parkdaleshowcase [point] ca

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CALLS FOR ENTRIES: NATIONAL ORNAMENTAL METAL MUSEUM

The National Ornamental Metal Museum is currently accepting entries for two exciting exhibition opportunities, but you’ll have to hurry – the deadlines are just around the corner.

Iron: Twenty Ten, juried by Anna Fariello, Tom Joyce, Richard Quinnell and James Wallace, will offer a survey of the finest contemporary blacksmithing from around the world. The exhibition will open in May of 2010 at the Metal Museum and then travel to other institutions. Applications are due by May 29 at 5:00 pm.

For more information, contact us:
National Ornamental Metal Museum Foundation, Inc. | 374 Metal Museum Dr. | Memphis, TN 38106
1+901.774.6380 | 1+877.881.2326 | http://www.metalmuseum.org

The Tributaries Series began in 2008 as a way to showcase innovative artists with small, solo exhibitions. The name is derived from the Museum’s location along the Mississippi, as well as from the focus of the series – artists whose work is beginning to have a significant impact on the metal arts community.

Featured artists for the 2009 season include Jillian Moore, Michael Dale Bernard, Nathan Dube, and Sylvie Rosenthal. For more information on previous Tributaries exhibitions, see our web site. To find out more about applying for the Tributaries series, click here. Applications are due by June 15 at 5:00 pm.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: METAL ARTS GUILD, CRAFTING THE FUTURE

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FRIDAY, 5PM, OCTOBER 9, 2009

The Metal Arts Guild of Canada invites you to participate in a juried national exhibition, “MAG 2067, CRAFTING THE FUTURE”.

MAG celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2007 and we wondered what it would be like to look 60 years into the future. As no one has a crystal ball we decided to give you several possible options of what Canada would be like in 2067. Did you know that in the year 2067 Canada is celebrating its bicentennial? It seems so far away but what changes to our economy, lifestyle and environment would affect our day to day living. How would the Metal Arts Guild have changed, evolved? For the call for entry we have developed five (5) possible timelines of the future in Canada in 2067. We invite you to pick one or two different scenarios and submit a piece or pieces, for each of the possible futures containing a significant amount of metal, but not excluding gemstones, pearls, glass, enamel etc., reflecting the theme and send the work along with an accompanying essay, 150 words or less, to explain your interpretation. The competition is open to all MAG members in good standing, both professional and student members. Each entry will be judged on its craftsmanship, design and responsiveness to the theme.

For further details on themes and registration, please visit the MAG website.
http://www.metalartsguild.ca/forum/topics/metal-arts-guild-call-for

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Call for Art Historical Knowledge

Artforum and e-flux are pleased to announce the launch of the Art & Education Papers archive and a call for scholarly articles from around the world! Artforum and e-flux are pleased to announce the launch of the Art & Education Papers archive, a new global platform for sharing and distributing research and knowledge in the field of contemporary art.

A&E Papers aims to exponentially widen the accessibility and reach of art historical and critical discourse by hosting a free online platform for the publication and exchange of texts on modern and contemporary art. Art historians, students, critics, and artists alike will have the opportunity to gain access to a far greater and more focused readership than conventional publishing allows, while also enjoying unlimited access to a deep archive of scholarly writing by and for Art & Education’s rapidly growing audience, which currently comprises an international network of more than 70,000 visual arts professionals and academics. At a time when the distribution of many forms of knowledge remains confined to small conferences, private seminars, or specialized academic journals, we believe that the broad distribution and exchange of ideas is key to increasing dialogue in all aspects of art production, criticism, and history.

In order to build the A&E Papers database, we are now calling for either new or already existing (published or unpublished, recent or older) scholarly articles from around the world. Texts should be comprehensive, research-based articles focusing on topics in 20th century and contemporary art. Texts may be culled from conference papers, seminar papers, dissertation chapters, etc. We ask that you submit pieces anywhere from 2,000 words to approximately 10,000 words and include a 100 word abstract and full contact information (or publication information for previously published texts). All submissions will be considered for publication on the website.

Please submit articles by email to papers [arobas] artandeducation [point] net and consult the website for further information and updates: http://www.artandeducation.net/papers

Art & Education is a collaboration between Artforum and e-flux.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: MASTER PIECES, MANIFEST GALLERY

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: June 5, 2009
Manifest Gallery

An international call for works of art by current or recent MFA/MA students. Open to all media.

Building upon the philosophy and success of the Rites of Passage exhibits for undergrads, Manifest offers a similar opportunity to graduate students for exhibiting at Manifest.

An annual offering, this third instalment of the Master Pieces project will continue to reveal the intensity and professionalism of students working towards their terminal academic degree in the field of art or design.

Often the most exceptional work comes out of these artists’ immersion in their culture of study and intellectual pursuit. Manifest’s goal, therefore, is to select works that in the truest sense of the word are contemporary masterpieces – works that set the standard of quality that the artist is expected to maintain throughout his or her professional career. The exhibit catalog for this show will serve as a visual documentation of these artists’ own benchmarks for years to come.

Detailed submission info will be available on the Manifest site.

ABOUT MANIFEST

Manifest enhances the role of art and design in society by cultivating and focusing the transformative power of creativity in the visual arts. Manifest benefits people in the global and local community, including professionals, students, and the public, by creating quality-centered experiences focused on contemporary visual arts and related activities in the context of creative exploration.

* Manifest Gallery serves as a venue for the display and experience of insightful, thought provoking art and design, and functions as a hub for creative research and innovation at all levels of artistic endeavor.
* Manifest Drawing Center promotes, features, and explores drawing as a rich and culturally significant art form through the pursuit of scholarly activities.
* Manifest Press documents the organization’s activities through well-designed publications and investigates and implements methods for making works of art and design in limited but accessible editions for public availability in collaboration with professionals and students.

Manifest is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

http://www.manifestgallery.org/about/submit.html

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CURATORIAL CALL FOR ENTRIES: THE CLAY STUDIO

Submissions must be POSTMARKED by June 1, 2009

Exhibition idea? No space? The Clay Studio is now accepting proposals for group or thematic Exhibitions. The premise for this program is to provide an individual or individuals the opportunity to develop a show idea from conception to fruition, with the support of the Gallery staff of The Clay Studio.

The Clay Studio will provide:

* gallery space (either 365 sq. ft. or 560 sq. ft.)
* an invitation, mailing, and press coverage
* an opening reception
* costs for the return shipment of exhibited work.

A $500.00 honorarium will also be provided to the curator or curators of the exhibition.
Submission Process

No slides accepted for review, ONLY DIGITAL IMAGES.

* a 1-page curator’s statement detailing the premise of the exhibition and its pertinence to contemporary ceramics in hard copy
* the curators resume in hard copy
* a disc with 2 images of each artist represented within the exhibition. Images must be .jpeg files at 72 dpi, with the image’s longest dimension not exceeding 700 pixels. Each image should be labeled as follows: imagenumberyourfirstinitiallastname.jpeg, Example: 1jdoe.jpeg, 2jdoe.jpeg, etc.
* A corresponding image list with artist name, title, medium, size and year created in hard copy

NO DISCS WILL BE RETURNED AND NOTIFICATION WILL BE MADE VIA EMAIL. Individuals may submit only one proposal for consideration.

Return Application to:
Curator
The Clay Studio
139 North Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Please call Artistic Director Jeff Guido at 215.925.3453 x18 or email jeff [arobas] theclaystudio [point] org if you have any further questions.
http://www.theclaystudio.org/artist/entries.php

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OIAF (Ottawa)
Le festival de films d’animation d’Ottawa lance un appel de soumission.
DATE LIMITE: 1er juin 2009 pour le formaulaire d’inscription en ligne
Receptions des oeuvres en DVD: 15 juin 2009
Info: www.animationfestival.ca/index.php

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Cinéma Politica (Montréal)
Cinéma politica, un organisme sans but lucratif basé à Montréal, présente dans les campus canadiens des films à saveur politique. Ils sont à la recherche de films politiques pour la saison été/automne 2009.
Info:www.cinemapolitica.org

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RIDM (Montréal)
Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) sont à la recherche de documentaires pour leur prochaine édition.
DATE LIMITE: 15 juin 2009
Info : http://www.ridm.qc.ca/fr/a-propos-du-festival/inscrire-un-film/

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Festival de films autochtones (Winnipeg)
Le festival de films autochtones de Winnipeg lance un appel de films pour sa prochaine édition.
DATE LIMITE: 19 juin 2009
Info: www.aboriginalfilmfest.org

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CSIF (Calgary)
CSIF est à la recherche d’oeuvres d’arts médiatiques ayant comme thème l’urbanité.
DATE LIMITE: 30 juin 2009
Info: www.csif.org

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Festival de films Rendezvous With Madness (Toronto)
Le festival de films Rendezvous With Madness est à la recherche de courts métrages de tous genre, touchant aux problématiques de la santé mentale ou de dépendance.
DATE LIMITE: 30 juin 2009
Info: www.rendezvouswithmadness.com

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Toronto Urban Film Festival
Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) lance un appel d’oeuvres sur le thème de l’urbanité.
DATE LIMITE:15 juillet 2009
Info: www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com

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Festival de films documentaires Big Sky (É.U.)
Le festival de films documentaires Big Sky lance un appel d’oeuvres.
DATE LIMITE – 1er: 3 juillet, 2009
Info: www.bigskyfilmfest.org/entries.html

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Humble Arts Foundation
Humble Arts Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that works to advance the careers of emerging fine-art photographers by way of exhibition and publishing opportunities, limited-edition print sales, twice–annual artists grants, and educational programming.
Founded in 2005 by amani olu and Jon Feinstein, Humble has been a pioneering hub for showcasing new fine-art photography, and has served as a resource for collectors, galleries, museums, curators, photo editors, and bloggers internationally.

Photographers interested in submitting to group show need to:

– Email up to five photos to groupshow [arobas] hafny [point] org

– Email your photos as level 12, 150 dpi jpgs (do not use “save for web.”)

– Size your photos at 550px wide in length

– Include your full name and a 30-word or less bio (please do not send a CV) in the body of the email. Bios over 30 words will be edited.

– Include a link to your website in your bio, if applicable. Websites should be typed yourname.com, please do not include « http:// » or « www » before your web address.

In addition, rename each photo with your first and last name (ex. 1john_doe.jpg, 2john_doe.jpg, etc.).

Please do not send zipped files.

All submitting photographers must join our mailing list to receive notification.

Under no circumstances will incomplete submissions be considered.

Questions? Send an email to groupshow [arobas] hafny [point] org.
http://humbleartsfoundation.org/

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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.
plus

Site web: http://www.aarhuskunstbygning.dk

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EPICENTRO CUSCO
Arte / Ciencia / Sociedad
www.epicentrocusco.blogspot.com

*Convocatoria a concurso**por una vacante*
*Performance Tour Sudamericano en Europa 2010**EPICENTRO CUSCO*

Epicentro Cusco (www.epicentrocusco.blogspot.com), en colaboración con
el curador holandés independiente Harm Lux y con la participación de
la Red Iberoamericana de Residencias Independientes de Arte
Contemporáneo, está organizando una gira de un mes por Europa para
ocho (08) artistas sudamericanos del performance durante febrero 2010.

Dicha gira implicará una concentración de todos los artistas
participantes en Cusco, Perú, y la realización en Europa de
performances en espacios de arte y espacios no especializados,
acciones diseñadas y ejecutadas individual y colectivamente
(preferiblemente en relación con la sociopolítica y la
interculturalidad sudamericanas e incorporando a performistas y
público de las ciudades visitadas), conferencias y charlas sobre la
cultura y realidad sudamericana.

En el grupo de performistas en gira viajarán dos artistas peruanos y
seis de otras nacionalidades.

Uno de los artistas peruanos participantes será elegido entre quienes
respondan a esta convocatoria, y el segundo será elegido entre
aquellos que participaron en Cita a Ciegas, Primer Encuentro
Internacional de Performance organizado por Epicentro Cusco en la
ciudad de Cusco durante febrero 2009.

Forma de participar:

Entrega por correo electrónico dirigido a epicentro.cu…@gmail.com
con el asunto Tour en Europa de lo siguiente:

1.Carpeta comprimida conteniendo:
-Fotografías de tres performances realizadas por el autor (3 a 6 fotos
por performance), debidamente tituladas y numeradas para su
comprensión.
-Archivo Word conteniendo: 1) un relato de las tres performances y el
contexto en que se llevaron a cabo, 2) una carta de intención en la
que define las razones por las que le interesa participar en el tour
de performance, 3) un relato breve sobre su aproximación a la
performance y su trabajo durante los últimos cinco años (incluyendo
los nombres de los promotores, organizadores, etc. con los que ha
trabajado), 4) los nombres y correos electrónicos de tres personas que
le conozcan bien y puedan dar fe de sus cualidades profesionales y
personales, así como de la información dada por usted, 5) datos
legales (DNI, nombre completo, lugar y fecha de nacimiento) y formas
de contacto, y 6), carta compromiso de que, en caso de ser elegido,
cumplirá la programación completa del tour hasta su retorno al Perú,
desempeñándose durante éste en dedicación exclusiva y total a las
actividades profesionales que Epicentro Cusco programe en cada ciudad
visitada.

No se mantendrá correspondencia con los participantes en esta convocatoria.

Límite de recepción: 23:59 hrs del 31 de mayo de 2009

Criterios de selección:

1.Indispensables referencias comprobables de poseer una actitud
profesional y responsabilidad personal óptimas para viajar, convivir y
trabajar durante un mes en grupo y estrecha colaboración, de forma
armónica y altamente productiva.
2.Preferencia por quienes trabajen usualmente con independencia
respecto de los difusores y promotores artísticos dominantes en el
país.
3.Preferencia por quienes trabajen en relación a la sociopolítica y la
interculturalidad sudamericanas.
4.Preferencia por quienes estén acostumbrados a flexibilizar sus
proyectos en procesos de creación y discusión colectivos.

Responsables de realizar la selección:

La selección de los participantes, tanto peruanos como de otras
nacionalidades sudamericanas, está a cargo de Harm Lux, Emilio
Santisteban y Fernando Oballe.

Para el caso del participante peruano a ser elegido por esta
convocatoria, tomarán decisión basados en la documentación enviada por
el artista, y en comunicaciones sostenidas con las personas de
referencia por él indicadas.

Tomarán en cuenta, para el caso de la selección de artistas no
peruanos, las recomendaciones de los centros de residencia consultados
al interior de la Red Iberoamericana de Residencias Independientes de
Arte Contemporáneo, las sugerencias del Comité Consultivo de Epicentro
Cusco.

Para el caso de la selección del participante peruano que formó parte
de Cita a Ciegas 2009, se basarán en los niveles de profesionalismo y
colaboración activa demostrados durante el mencionado encuentro en
Cusco.

Igualmente, uno de los participantes sudamericanos no peruanos será
elegido entre quienes formaron parte de Cita a Ciegas 2009 en base a
los niveles de profesionalismo y colaboración activa demostrados
durante dicho encuentro.

Comunicación de la selección:

Epicentro Cusco entrará en contacto por correo electrónico con todos
aquellos que se presenten a esta convocatoria, comunicándoles el
nombre del artista elegido. Dicha comunicación se llevará a cabo entre
el 15 y el 30 de junio. En dicha ocasión se le solicitará al artista
elegido su CV completo documentado y un archivo amplio del registro de
su trabajo.

Consideraciones finales:

Los organizadores se hacen responsables del financiamiento de los
gastos de viaje y estadía del artista elegido. Los gastos de
tramitación de visas, así como los de producción de sus obras durante
el tour estarán enteramente a cargo del artista, o de los
auspiciadores que él mismo tenga a bien conseguir..

http://groups.google.com/group/performancelogia/attach/69f6f46636f49ad3/convocatoria+euro.pdf?part=4

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APPEL DE SOUMMISSIONS

La Galerie d’art Beaverbrook

SURVEILLANCE STUDIO: SÉRIE DES ARTISTES DE LA RELÈVE

Fredericton, Nouveau-Brunswick, le 26 mai 2009 — La Galerie d’art Beaverbrook fait un appel de soumissions pour sa sixième exposition Surveillance Studio : Série des artistes de la relève. Parrainée par Greenarm, cette série novatrice, exposée à la Galerie d’art Beaverbrook, permet aux artistes en début de carrière d’avoir une exposition individuelle, la publication d’une brochure d’exposition et la possibilité de vendre une de leurs œuvres à la Galerie d’art Beaverbrook à Fredericton.

Pour être admissible, un artiste, quelle que soit sa technique, doit :

* Résider et produire au Nouveau-Brunswick
* Avoir au moins cinq and d’expérience dans la création artistique
* Ne pas avoir encore exposé dans une grande galerie publique ou un musée
* Avoir un groupe d’œuvres prêtes à exposer

Prière de soumettre: votre curriculum vitae, la réflexion de l’artiste et des supports visuels (uniquement sous forme de CD ou de diapositives) au conservateur de l’exposition :

Terry Graff
Conservateur et sous-directeur
La Galerie d’art Beaverbrook
C.P. 605
Fredericton, N.-B., E3B 5A6

Date-limite des candidatures : le 17 juin 2009

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur Surveillance Studio : Série des artistes de la relève, contacter Terry Graff au (506) 458-2022 ou à tgraff [arobas] beaverbrookartgallery [point] org.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: URBANITY, TRUCK

Urbanity (deadline June 30, 2009)

This summer TRUCK Gallery and CSIF will be working together to present a collaborative project based out TRUCK’s CAMPER. TRUCK and CSIF are currently inviting media arts submissions, based on the theme of urbanity, to be screened at weekly events out of the CAMPER. This project is intended to explore facets of the city – as you define it. Please find the complete call HERE.
http://www.truck.ca/?maj=4submissions&min=1submissions#req

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Welcome to the Dollhouse
DEADLINE: June 16, 2009

“Worlds of inversion, of contamination and crudeness, are controlled within the dollhouse by an absolute manipulation and control of the boundries of time and space. The house is meant to be viewed from a distance, with attention upon one scene and then another…” (1)

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary invites you to consider the small things in life, with this call for miniature artwork. For the months of August and September of this year, we will be turning our +15 window space into a curio cabinet of sorts, compartmentalizing the space and providing a venue for small works.

Work submitted can be created in any medium (including new media and video works), with the only stipulation that is be able to fit into a small compartment sized 1′ wide by 1′ high, and 3′ deep.

Your submission should include:

* Proposal (maximum of 1 page): Clearly describe the proposed work. Provide details about any special requirements, including equipment needs.
* Artist Statement (maximum of 1 page): Contextualizes the work submitted within your artistic practice.
* Curriculum Vitae (maximum of 3 pages): Describe your artistic background (e.g. education, grants, scholarships or awards recieved, professional status, previous exhibitions or performances, commissions, professional memberships, articles, etc.)
* Images/Support Material: Maximum of 10 JPEG images and/or DVD for video. All images must be numbered and labeled to match the corresponding image list. Please ensure that file sizes are less than 1MB each.
* Image List: Please provide title, dimensions, materials, and date of production of each work.

Please send submissions to:

Welcome to the Dollhouse
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
Grain Exchange Building (lower level)
815 First Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1N3

PLEASE NOTE: While TRUCK does not usually accept submissions by email, due to the imminent nature of this deadline, we will be accepting email submissions for this particular call.

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THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW CALL FOR ENTRIES

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO MAY 31, 2009

The ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2009 is an international exhibition of photographic art which will take place at the elegant Lyceum Theatre Gallery, located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, California. The Opening Reception Gala will be on Saturday, August 29th, and will be a world class event!

WEBSITE: www.artofphotographyshow.com

CALL FOR ENTRIES:
The Prospectus and entry details are available here. The online entry process is very easy, simply filling out a short registration form and then uploading your images as JPEG files. Images created via any form of photography will be accepted for consideration (i.e. shot on film, shot digitally, unaltered shots, alternative process, mixed media, digital manipulations, montages, photograms, etc.), so long as part of the image is photographically created.

JURIED COMPETITION:
Charlotte Cotton is the Judge for the Art of Photography Show 2009. Ms. Cotton is Curator and Head of the Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) She has curated photography exhibitions at museums and universities around the world and has written numerous books, catalogs, essays and articles on various aspects of photography. Charlotte Cotton is highly respected in the global photographic community, so it’s a significant honor to be selected by her.

For more information please contact the Producer, Steven Churchill:
Email: steven [arobas] artofphotographyshow [point] com
Phone: 858-793-0900

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47 Afterhours Film Screenings | 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@forty-
seven.ca

*If you need the work back please send a self-addressed
stamped envelope with your submission, and do not send
original copies!

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GALLERY 1313 | Window Box: Call for Submissions

Gallery 1313 is seeking installation-based work by emerging
artists for exhibition in the Window Box, curated by Elizabeth
Underhill. Previous exhibitions have related to broad themes
such as urbanism, architecture, collecting, magic, alchemy, the
environment, and community. Artists are encouraged to
propose works that investigate mediated spaces.
Experimentation and works that extend beyond the physical
space of the Window Box and/or interact with the Parkdale
neighbourhood are also welcome.

Please send a current CV, artist statement, and 5-10 jpegs of
recent work to:

Elizabeth Underhill
Gallery 1313
1313 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6K 1L8
gallery1313window [arobas] gmail [point] com

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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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Transart Institute (Berlin): Call to Lens-Based Artists, Deadline June 15

CALL FOR LENS-BASED ARTISTS

Simply Screen: Inbetweeners of Asia

Award: 2400 EUR full tuition scholarship to attend Transart Institute Summer Certificate Program 2009 Berlin

Screening venue: Tanzfabrik Berlin

Admission: Free, open to the public

This is a call for lens-based artists working in film, video or animation, who deal with issues of inbetween-ness and hybridisation in the context of Asia. Simply Screen relates to the course Dichotomy, Diversity, Discourse: Art on the Pacific Rim of the 2009 Transart Institute Summer Residency. There will be a one-hour screening of ten pieces of selected works and a 30-minute discussion with the audience. A course description can be found under point 8 at: http://www.transartinstitute.org/Newpages/Residencies_Summer09.html

Simply Screen aims to show a selection of new video works from international artists that will cover a wide range of ideas, including issues of immigration, industrialisation, globalisation and identity. The event will interrogate how people in Asia and the Asian diasporas see themselves within the complex presence of contemporary global culture; how artists respond to ideas of contemporary multiculturalism and trans-nationalism related to the context of Asia; how artists visualise the issues of war, memory, conflict, displacement, identity and the sense of belonging.

Rules:

1. All art works need to have been created since 2006.

2. Submissions must arrive by 15th June 2009.

3. Submissions will only be accepted on DVD.

4. Maximum length: 10 minutes (edits of longer works accepted).

5. Artists need to include their contact details, a short CV or biography, the details of the work, 3 still images and a statement (up to 200 words).

Award:

One full tuition scholarship of EUR 2400 will be offered to one of the chosen artists. The award recipient will be invited to attend the Transart Institute Summer Certificate program from July 25 – August 15, 2009 in Berlin. Travel and accommodation are not included in the award.

Transart Institute Berlin Summer Program: http://www.transartinstitute.org/Newpages/Residencies_Summer09.html

Screening:

Saturday, 8th August, 18:00-19:30 at Tanzfabrik, Möckernstraße 68, Berlin

All submissions need to be posted to the curator:

Dr. Ming Turner, Lecturer, Department of Design Theory and Innovation,

Faculty of Art and Design, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom. All enquiries can be sent to: silent [point] dust [arobas] btinternet [point] com

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VisionTV: Call to Independent Television Producers, Deadline June 15

VisionTV Call for Indy Program Proposals with Interactive Web Angle – June 15

Canadian independent producers are invited to submit proposals for an original half-hour comedy-drama series to be broadcast by Vision TV in fall 2010.

The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2009.

VisionTV is seeking to commission a series of between six and 13 episodes. The proposed series must reflect Canada’s cultural diversity, and appeal to VisionTV’s core demographic of female-skewing viewers aged 50-plus.

The proposed budget range is $200,000 to $300,000 per episode. VisionTV says it hopes to see principal photography wrapped by the end of March 2010, with a view to broadcasting the completed series in the fall of that year.

The call for proposals also emphasizes the need for a Web-based interactive component that includes the streaming of full episodes online.

« We are eager to receive proposals from all regions of the country,” said Mark Prasuhn, Chief Operating Officer for VisionTV’s parent company S-VOX. “Although we are a small and independent broadcaster, we have a long track record of working collaboratively with independent producers from across Canada. We are deeply committed to supporting unique, original comedy and drama that speaks to the lives and experiences of our viewers, and that will add to the diversity of programming choices available on Canadian television. »

Submissions must be emailed to comedy-drama-proposals [arobas] s-vox [point] com . For detailed guidelines and the release form, visit www.visiontv.ca.

VisionTV’s first venture into original Canadian drama production, the family drama series SOUL, made its broadcast premiere in February 2009. The six-part series, which was produced for VisionTV by the independent production company Halifax Film, will be rebroadcast this summer on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET, starting June 15.

« The experience of developing SOUL deepened our appreciation for the wealth of independent production talent in this country, and proved to us that it is possible to create high-quality Canadian drama programming on a modest budget,” added Joan Jenkinson, S-VOX Director of Independent Production. “We are excited about this new initiative and look forward to receiving some innovative and imaginative submissions. »

VisionTV, an S-VOX company, is Canada’s multi-faith and multicultural broadcaster, dedicated to entertaining and insightful programming that celebrates diversity and promotes understanding and tolerance among people of different faiths and cultures.

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FADO Performance Art Centre is seeking proposals for an upcoming project entitled Escapist Action

Deadline: June 30, 2009

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Escapist Action

FADO Performance Art Centre (located in Toronto) is currently seeking proposals for live performances that consider trends of escapism during periods of economic crisis and recession. Unusual investment structures, increased unemployment rates and the panic ridden news media have everyone worried about a downturn in the economy and looking for distractions.

Recent news media reports have highlighted “recession time” trends including increased sales in alcohol, fast foods and cheap forms of entertainment. Business analysts are predicting that there will be a shift from high-cost forms of entertainment to low. It is believed that this development, in hard times, is due to individuals wanting to escape from their problems and troubles. During past recessions, people have turned to escapist forms of entertainment to help them feel better and more secure about their financial situation. In bad times, we still need our good times, maybe more than ever.

FADO Performance Art Centre is developing a series of new performance works considering the connection between recessions and escapism. Performances artists are invited to think about the following when submitting a proposal:

* Nesting at home with cheap entertainment (reality television, video games, the internet & cooking your own dinner);
* D.I.Y. Entertainment (creating your own entertainment systems);
* Stay-cations (vacationing at home);
* Sharing Economies (borrowing instead of buying);
* The never-ending sale;
* 2 for 1 special Increased cinema / movie sales and decreased attendance at live music and theatre performances.

Proposals should include a CV, bio, and description of proposed performance, images/video of past work, and any other relevant information.

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Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge): Call to Film & Video Artists, Deadline Sept. 28
Mark your calendars for the weekend of October 16 – 18 and join us at the historic Empress Theatre in Fort MacLeod for the inaugural Southern Alberta Film Festival. With the support of the Rural Alberta Development Fund, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery has teamed up with the Empress Theatre and cInéMAGINE to present a program of contemporary and alternative film together with workshops for would-be filmmakers and a juried screening of recently produced short film. Check out our website for updates to the festival line-up.

Call for Film Submissions / Appel de dossiers

Filmmakers are invited to submit short films produced in the last 5 years.

Submissions should include a $10 shipping and handling fee, contact information, and an artist statement. Please submit all entries on DVD.

An honorarium will be awarded to those whose work is shown.

Deadline for submissions: September 28th, 2009 5PM

Send your submissions to:
Southern Alberta Art Gallery
601 3rd Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 0H4

Screening
The top 5 films selected by a panel of jurors will be screened in a special showing during the Festival. The audience will be invited to vote on their favourite, the producer of the successful film will be presented with the Southern Alberta Film Festival’s Audience Favourite Award after the evening feature on Saturday, October 17th.

Tricia Butt, Art Education Coordinator
Southern Alberta Art Gallery
601 3rd Avenue South,
Lethbridge, Alberta,
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(403) 327-8770 Ext. 6
tbutt [arobas] saag [point] ca
http://www.saag.ca