appels de dossiers du 3 décembre 2009

La Liste de l’Association des groupes en arts visuels francophones compile les appels de dossiers en arts visuels, arts médiatiques, performance, art public, etc. Les appels proviennent du Québec, du Canada et d’ailleurs. N’hésitez pas à la faire circuler. Vous pouvez consulter La Liste sur Internet et vous y abonner gratuitement: liste.agavf.ca. Visitez l’AGAVF sur internet: www.agavf.ca

Nouvelles des membres de l’AGAVF

Galerie Glendon (Toronto)
Lorène Bourgeois – enveloppes du corps / works on paper and slate
Du 27 octobre au 11 décembre 2009
2275 av. Bayview, Collège Glendon, York Hall, C-130, Toronto
http://www.glendon.yorku.ca/gallery/francais/index.html

Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Sudbury)
le Nouveau Louvre – activité de financement
28 novembre au 19 décembre 2009
174 elgin à sudbury
www.gn-o.org

Maison des artistes visuels (St-Boniface)
Jacquelyn Hébert et Niki Trosky – Sous un ciel bleu
du 20 novembre 2009 au 20 janvier 2010
219, boulevard Provencher à St-Boniface
www.maisondesartistes.mb.ca

Galerie Voix Visuelle (Vanier)
Exposition internationale d’estampe numérique
du 7 novembre au 21 décembre 2009
81 avenue Beechwood à Vanier
www.voixvisuelle.ca

Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton)
Maarit Suomi-Väänänen, Amalie Atkins et Aaron Weldon McLean
du 30 octobre au 13 décembre 2009
140, rue Botsford, rez-de-chaussée du Centre culturel Aberdeen
www.galeriesansnom.org

1. appels en français du Canada

Regart – Lévis – 1er février 2010
Action Art Actuel – Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu – 15 janvier 2010
Pan! Peinture – Québec – 15 janvier 2010
Vidéographe – Montréal – 11 janvier 2010
Les Arts et la Ville – 11 décembre 2009
Galerie d’art de Matane – 30 avril 2010
galerie Verticale – Laval – 1er janvier 2010
Œil de poisson – Québec – 1er février 2010
.dpi no. 17 – Appel de textes – 3 janvier 2010
centre dʼexposition CIRCA – Montréal – 31 décembre 2009
Résidence à Est-Nord-Est – 20 décembre 2009
Le Lobe – Chicoutimi – 31 janvier 2010

2. appels en anglais du Canada

Making Tracks – Halifax-Montréal – 15 avril 2010
Subtle Technologies Festival – Toronto – 9 janvier 2010
Vancouver Olympic Centre/Vancouver Paralympic Centre at Hillcrest Park – 14 décembre 2009
Propeller – Public Realm – 11 décembre 2009
New Toronto Works Show – 15 janvier 2010
2010 Was the World of the Future – Winnipeg – 1er janvier 2010
Strathcona County Public Library – deux commandes – 18 et 30 décembre 2009
Eyelevel Gallery Bookstore – Halifax – 8 janvier 2010
CAMP art at the DRAKE HOTEL, Toronto – 31 janvier 2010
Signal & Noise Festival – Vancouver – 15 janvier 2010
Sounding Landscapes – Regina – 1er février 2010

3. appels d’ailleurs

MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst – Frankfurt am Main – 31 décembre 2009
The Travellers Box Project – en cours
Hungarian Multicultural Center – Budapest – deadline entre le 6 février et le 6 septembre 2010
VIDEOEX International Experimentalfilm & Video Festival – Zurich – 30 janvier 2010
Festival Image Contre Nature – Marseille – 1er mars 2010
BS Gallery – Iowa City – 15 janvier 2010
International Film Festival “ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA 2010″ – Jelenia Góra – 21 décembre 2009
Appelboom – Saint-Setiers – 20 janvier 2010
PROCESS Festival – Berlin – 2 janvier 2010
The art of exhibiting art online – Madrid – 31 janvier 2010
BABAYAN CULTURE HOUSE – Cappadocia – en cours
Collective Thread, a juried fiber & textile exhibition – Missouri – 3 janvier 2010
2010 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION – Bethesda – 22 janvier 2010
Open Engagement – Portland – 15 janvier 2010
The Post-Glass Video Festival – 31 janvier 2010
Exit Art, New York – 29 janvier 2010
EYEBEAM OPEN CALL RESIDENCIES – New York City – 14 décembre 2009
China (Wuxi) International City Public Art – Shenzhen – 25 décembre 2009
Medialab – Madrid – 10 décembre 2009
NORD ART 2010 – Sehestedt – 30 janvier 2010
Constellations Project – Brisbane – 31 décembre 2009
Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop – Seattle – 12 janvier 2010
The Rea Garden Residency – Birmingham – 17 décembre 2009

4. divers

Don’t nuke the climate

1. appels en français du Canada

1er février 2010
Projet d’exposition / Regart
Lieu : Lévis (Québec) Canada

Regart invite les artistes en arts visuels actuels à soumettre un projet d’exposition, répondant à son nouveau mandat.
Le centre, auparavant axé sur le lien entre arts visuels et écriture, a élargi sa mission et privilégie dorénavant des projets qui mettent en œuvre des concepts d’hybridation, tant dans la rencontre entre différents matériaux, ou pratiques artistiques, que dans la conception même de l’exposition.
Implanté à Lévis depuis 1986, le centre d’artistes Regart entend assurer une présence dynamique des arts visuels actuels auprès des publics des territoires de Chaudière-Appalaches et de Québec.
S’intéressant à l’hybridation des formes d’expression, à la rencontre et au mélange des genres, Regart favorise la fréquentation des arts visuels avec d’autres disciplines, voire d’autres modes d’appréhension de la culture contemporaine.
Par des évènements hors murs, infiltrations dans l’espace public, collaborations singulières et publications, Regart ouvre des espaces de réflexion variés permettant aux artistes d’élargir leur champ d’intervention artistique.
Le centre soutient l’expérimentation et la recherche par des projets spéciaux qui amènent les artistes à recontextualiser leur pratique. Ainsi, Regart se veut à la fois un lieu de diffusion et une zone d’expérimentation repensée par les artistes et l’équipe du centre pour chaque évènement présenté.
Faites-nous parvenir votre dossier avant le 1er février 2010, celui-ci devra comprendre :
• une description de votre projet s’inscrivant dans le mandat de Regart;
• un texte sur votre démarche artistique;
• des images de vos œuvres en format JPEG;
• une liste détaillée des œuvres présentées;
• votre curriculum vitae;
• tout autre document pertinent;
• une enveloppe affranchie à votre nom, si vous souhaitez récupérer votre dossier.

48, côte du Passage, Lévis (Québec), G6V 5S7
regart [arobas] qc [point] aira [point] com / www.regart.levinux.org

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15 janvier 2010
Commissaires d’expositions / Action Art Actuel
Lieu : Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec) Canada

Action Art Actuel [AAA] lance un appel de candidature aux commissaires d’expositions. Pour une seconde année, AAA met ses espaces à la disposition d’un[e] commissaire pour une série de 5 expositions, lui permettant ainsi de jouer un rôle prépondérant dans l’établissement de sa programmation 2010-2011. Nous souhaitons ainsi favoriser la circulation des idées et l’émergence de pratiques de commissariat novatrices.
Le ou la commissaire se verra confier un mandat d’élaboration de cinq expositions regroupées sous une thématique [de son choix]. La série proposée pourra compter 1 ou 2 projet[s] de résidence de recherche et de création d’une durée de 6 à 8 semaines. Un volet performatif pourra être combiné à l’ouverture de certaines des expositions. Une publication rendant compte des expositions et des recherches qui y sont associées sera réalisée au terme de cette série.

Pour plus d’informations, consultez l’appel de candidature ci-joint ainsi que notre site internet
www.action-art-actuel.org

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15 janvier 2010
Pan! Peinture
Lieu : Québec (Québec) Canada

Pan! Peinture est de retour!
Suite au franc succès des deux premières éditions, l’équipe de Pan! Peinture vous revient en force. Pan! Peinture est un symposium dédié principalement aux nouvelles pratiques de la peinture et du dessin, dans un souci de permettre un dialogue entre ces diverses pratiques. Pour ce faire, l’accent n’est pas mis uniquement sur le support pictural, mais également sur ce qui l’entoure, en transformant un espace urbain en laboratoire de création et d’échange, devenant tour à tour, un atelier, une salle de concert, un salon de fanzines, etc. Les artistes sélectionnés seront donc invités à travailler pendant un mois dans cet atelier provisoire, ouvert au public, puis transformé en lieu d’exposition à la n de l’événement. Cette exposition, d’une durée de deux semaines, sera orientée autour des productions et des expériences développées lors du symposium.
Pour ce troisième rendez-vous, Pan! Peinture a demandé à Pascale Bédard, sociologue particulièrement intéressée par les enjeux de la création artistique aujourd’hui, d’assurer le commissariat de l’événement.
L’événement se tiendra à Québec du 30 juillet au 27 août 2010, pour le symposium, puis du 27 août au 12 septembre 2010, pour l’exposition.
Proposition thématique: Expérience de pensée
L’expérience de pensée est une méthode d’investigation utilisée en science, notamment en physique, où elle permit d’innombrables découvertes déterminantes, dont celles de Galilée. L’expérience de pensée vise à convoquer l’imagination humaine comme outil privilégié et « consiste à forger une représentation qui n’est pas parfaitement conforme à notre appréhension de la réalité, qui semble donc “fausse”, ou du moins ctive, mais pour mieux aboutir à la formulation d’une vérité sur notre monde » (Bellis et Brun-Rovet, 2009). À la fois exercice d’imagination, expérience ctionnelle et réexion visant à faire émerger les « faces cachées » du monde et des phénomènes, l’expérience de pensée semble entretenir de profondes similitudes avec les processus de la création artistique.
C’est dans cet esprit que les artistes sont invités, lors de Pan! Peinture, à rééchir leur pratique dans la perspective d’une expérience de pensée. Cette thématique se voudrait plutôt une orientation d’action, donnant à chacun l’occasion d’inscrire sans compromis sa propre pratique au sein d’une cohérence commune, partagée dans l’espace de cet événement. C’est pour mieux rendre compte d’un champ de création inniment diversié, qu’a été choisi ce thème de l’expérience de pensée, qui permet l’intégration cohérente de tout l’éventail possible des pratiques, dans une proposition qui concerne plutôt les processus que les formes elles-mêmes.
Contenu du dossier
• une lettre d’intention/démarche (maximum une page)
• environ 10 images de vos travaux récents avec la liste descriptive de ceux-ci
• un curriculum vitæ (maximum trois pages)
• taille maximale du chier 10 Mo, idéalement en format pdf ou zip

Date limite d’envoi des dossiers: 15 janvier 2010
Faites parvenir votre dossier à l’adresse courriel suivante: panpeinture [arobas] inbox [point] com (ou panpeinture [arobas] gmail [point] com)
Pour information
panpeinture [arobas] inbox [point] com/
http://www.panpeinture.org
Téléchargez l’appel de dossiers 2010
http://www.panpeinture.org/appel_de_dossiers.pdf

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11 janvier 2010
Programmation 2010-2011 / Vidéographe
Lieu : Montréal (Québec) Canada

Le centre Vidéographe invite les artistes, les commissaires, les centres d’artistes et les galeries du Québec et du Canada à soumettre des programmations d’art vidéo ou des projets d’exposition en arts médiatiques.
 
Depuis sa création en 1998, le secteur programmation de Vidéographe se consacre à promouvoir et à faire connaître l’art vidéo dans ses multiples incarnations et dans les rapports qu’il entretient avec d’autres pratiques artistiques. Il diffuse annuellement six activités dans différents lieux à Montréal, en collaboration avec plusieurs organismes culturels.
 
Les œuvres sélectionnées par un comité de pairs seront présentées dans la programmation annuelle du Vidéographe. Sont encouragées les propositions qui stimulent une réflexion sur le langage vidéographique et ses modes de représentation ; qui incitent au débat d’idées ; qui favorisent les échanges entre les pratiques en arts médiatiques.
 
Notez que le Vidéographe paie des droits d’auteurs et des cachets d’exposition, de commissariat et de rédaction.
http://www.videographe.qc.ca/html/programmation/index.php

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11 décembre 2009
Laboratoires artistiques de développement local 2010 / Les Arts et la Ville

LES ARTS ET LA VILLE lance un appel de candidatures Laboratoires artistiques de développement local 2010
Le réseau Les Arts et la Ville est heureux d’annoncer la tenue de la troisième édition des Laboratoires artistiques de développement local et lance un appel de candidatures. Devant le succès des éditions précédentes, trois laboratoires auront lieu cette année respectivement au Québec, au Nouveau-Brunswick et dans une communauté francophone d’une autre province canadienne. Le présent appel de candidatures s’adresse aux municipalités québécoises membres du réseau.
Vous désirez vivre l’expérience stimulante des Laboratoires?
Qu’est-ce qu’un laboratoire artistique de développement local?
L’aventure consiste à orchestrer les conditions d’une lecture originale d’une municipalité sous la forme d’une balade d’une journée entre un élu et un artiste, autour de préoccupations de développement local vécues par la municipalité hôte : transformation des paysages, manque d’espaces publics, isolement social et spatial, identité visuelle, etc.
Durant le parcours, l’élu et l’artiste, équipés d’un carnet de bord et d’un appareil photo, prennent des notes, des clichés et échafaudent des hypothèses.
L’expérience ne débouche pas nécessairement sur des réalisations concrètes; il s’agit avant tout d’un espace d’idéation et d’échanges. C’est d’ailleurs là que réside l’originalité de la démarche : dans le croisement de visions qui d’ordinaire se rencontrent peu ou pas. Au terme de l’expérience, la population locale est conviée à réagir, à formuler des constats, des impressions et des idées lors d’une rencontre publique qui se veut conviviale et la plus ouverte possible.
Sont admissibles les municipalités québécoises membres du réseau, de même que les municipalités faisant partie d’une MRC membre. Les candidatures seront évaluées par un jury indépendant.
Les dossiers de candidature doivent parvenir par courriel à Les Arts et la Ville au plus tard vendredi, le 11 décembre 2009 à 17h.
Les Arts et la Ville réunit les milieux municipal et culturel dans le but de promouvoir et de soutenir l’action culturelle locale. Fort de ses 496 municipalités et 145 organisations culturelles membres, le réseau rassemble plus de 1 500 personnes autour du développement culturel local.
http://www.arts-ville.org/index.php?page=labo_artistique_fr〈=fr

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1/3 – 3/1
3 artistes / 1 galerie

Appel de propositions

La Galerie d’art de Matane invite les artistes en art actuel de la région (Bas-Saint-Laurent / Gaspésie) à nous faire parvenir une proposition d’installation adaptée à l’espace.

Trois artistes seront sélectionnés, en misant sur la diversité et la complémentarité des démarches.
Chacun-e occupera un des espaces de la galerie (entre 30m2 et 40m2). Voir le plan pour choisir l’espace privilégié.

Un trajet pré-déterminé de 1.5m de largeur devra être libre pour la circulation des visiteurs.
Des modifications au trajet peuvent être proposées pour les besoins de l’installation.

Le dossier doit contenir :

Un texte de démarche artistique
Une proposition d’installation avec photos ou croquis
Un Curriculum Vitae (2 pages maximum)
Une enveloppe de retour pré-affranchie (si vous désirez récupérer votre dossier)

La date limite de réception des dossiers est le 30 avril 2010.

La Galerie d’art de Matane a pour mandat la diffusion et la vulgarisation artistiques en art actuel.
La période de l’été est réservée chaque année aux artistes de la région. Une exposition collective est alors formée et montre le professionnalisme et la créativité des artistes d’ici.
Soutenue par le Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et e la Condition Féminine, la GAM est membre du RCAAQ, de la SMQ, de l’AMC et du Conseil de la Culture du Bas-Saint-Laurent.

520, avenue Saint-Jérôme, bureau 101, Matane (Québec) G4W 3B5
Tél. : (418) 566-6687 – Téléc. : (418) 562-6675

http://galerieartmatane.org/

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galerie Verticale
!!VOLET HORS MURS!!

Appel de dossiers 2010-2011

date de tombée : 1er janvier 2010

Dans notre poursuite du soutiens à la recherche et la valorisation de l’implication d’artistes aux pratiques émergentes, la galerie Verticale propose un appel de dossier Hors les mûrs. Pour 2010-2011 nous ouvrons un volet pour les artistes qui ont des propositions innovatrices pour des projets ou des œuvres investissant l’espace public ou tout autre contexte de présentation hors des mûrs de la galerie. Nous sommes à la recherche d’artistes qui manifestent un intérêt soutenu pour l’exploration et la diversification des modes de présentation et de diffusion des œuvres et des interventions artistiques. Les projets de commissaires indépendants sont les bienvenue. À noter, pour ce volet, exceptionnellement la date de tombée est le 1 er janvier 2010

Documents requis

-Curriculum Vitae
– Démarche artistique
– Proposition de projet
– Dix images d’oeuvres récentes sur CD ou DVD
accompagnées d’une courte description
– Dossier de presse (si disponible)
– Enveloppe de retour préaffranchie

Assurez-vous que vos supports informatiques soient lisibles dans l’environnement Windows et qu’ils ne requièrent aucun téléchargement.

Voici l’adresse pour nous faire parvenir vos documents:

À l’attention du Comité de sélection
Galerie Verticale Art Contemporain
2084, boulevard des Laurentides, #200
Laval (Québec), H7M-2Y6

À propos de la GALERIE VERTICALE

La Galerie Verticale Art Contemporain est le seul centre d’artistes à Laval. Elle a pour mandat de promouvoir, auprès du public ceinturant la grande région montréalaise, la diffusion, la production artistique et la recherche en art actuel. Elle favorise également les activités parallèles et les échanges culturels entre les artistes, le public et le milieu de l’art afin de stimuler la réflexion sur les théories et pratiques artistiques actuelles.

Par sa situation géographique en périphérie de Montréal, la Galerie Verticale se veut un tremplin pour les artistes de la relève qu’elle diffuse dans ses espaces et lors d’une exposition collective annuelle. Elle s’intéresse à toute problématique actuelle qui interroge la notion de territoires suburbains, qui redéfinit la perception esthétique, qui explore les paramètres des nouveaux médiums ou qui réinvestit les médiums traditionnels.

Courriel(informations):info [arobas] galerieverticale [point] com
Courriel (webmestre):www [arobas] galerieverticale [point] com

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Oeil de poisson

Appel Aux Artistes
Date De tombée : 1 février 2010 (cachet de la poste faisant foi)
résidence:
Une expérience de résidence unique vous est offerte à l’automne 2010. trois mois de recherche et de production (du 25 octobre
2010 au 17 janvier 2011) suivis d’une exposition dans la Grande Galerie.
MAndAt:
L’Œil de Poisson, centre d’artistes de la ville de Québec, offrira dans le cadre de sa programmation 2010-2011, la chance à un ar-
tiste de diffuser son travail dans la grande galerie suite à une résidence de recherche et de production. Cette dernière se déroulera
sur une période de trois mois, dans les espaces d’ateliers du centre.
Mise en situAtion:
Cette résidence s’adresse aux artistes qui auraient besoin d’utiliser nos ateliers de bois et/ou de métal pendant toute cette durée,
que ce soit dans le cadre d’une pratique installative, sculpturale, multidisciplinaire ou qui tient compte des données matérielles et
techniques qu’impose l’utilisation de ces ateliers.
pour en sAVoir plus et connAÎtre les ModAlités d’ApplicAtion,
Visitez notre site web:
http://www.meduse.org/oeildepoisson
CENTRE DE PRODUCTION ET DE DIFFUSION
EN ART ACTUEL ET MULTIDISCIPLINAIRE

ADRESSE POSTALE : 541, Rue de Saint-Vallier Est, Québec (Québec) Canada G1K 3P9
POUR VISITER LES GALERIES : 580, Côte d’Abraham, Québec
BUREAUX : 418-648-2975 • ATELIERS : 418-647-0510
oeildepoisson [arobas] meduse [point] orgwww.meduse.org/oeildepoisson

L ́Œil de Poisson est membre de la coopérative Méduse et du RCAAQ

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.dpi no. 17 :: Appel de textes ::

« adhérence : résistance visqueuse »

Rédactrice-en-chef invitée : Sophie Le-Phat Ho

Remise des résumés d’articles + bios : le 3 janvier 2010
Remise des textes sélectionnés : le 7 février 2010
Date de parution : Février 2010

Compensation : un cachet de 150$ est versé par article final sélectionné; $75 par chronique sélectionnée, en plus d’atteindre un grand nombre de lecteurs(trices) internationaux.

Thématique

Juxtaposée à la notion de résistance, celle de l’adhérence peut sembler avoir fonction d’antonyme: résister à quelque chose signifie ne pas y adhérer. D’un autre côté, résister, quoi qu’en prétendent certains inventeurs de « nonistes », c’est aussi adhérer à autre chose. Entre les deux, le niveau d’adhérence peut servir à mesurer le degré même d’une résistance à l’institutionnalisation, à la cooptation ou à la récupération. L’adhérence peut être une arme de la résistance tout comme elle peut être une épine dans son pied.

Bref, résistance et adhérence vont de pairs.

Mais leur opposition n’est pas donnée. En effet, la notion de résistance_adhérence peut être perçue plutôt comme un processus (au quotidien), une démarche, un travail à faire à tous les niveaux (tout le temps). Le choix du concept d’adhérence, en contraste à celui d’adhésion, signale une possibilité de le traiter en termes de degré, de coefficient — c’est-à-dire comme indice — et non comme identité. L’adhérence met alors de l’avant les idées de terrain glissant, de force d’attraction, de friction, de lubrification, de rythme, de viscosité, d’enchevêtrement, tout comme celles de la dextérité, de la navigation, de la finesse, bref, de l’art. Comment aborder la résistance_adhérence en ces termes, c’est-à-dire non plus en oppositions, mais en niveaux d’intensité? En quoi l’analyse de l’idée de résistance_adhérence peut-elle mener à une meilleure compréhension de la créativité, de l’autonomie? En d’autres termes, comment traiter la notion de résistance du point de vue de celle de l’adhérence peut-elle exposer de nouvelles pistes, de nouvelles prises?

Nous faire parvenir un résumé d’une intention de texte (300 mots) accompagné d’une courte biographie (100 mots).

Tous les types de textes sont bienvenus (essai, critique, entrevue).

Texte final (environ 2000 mots) à remettre à la date mentionnée.

Envoyez vos textes à: programmation at dpi.studioxx.org

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APPEL DE DOSSIERS
Pour les expositions de lʼannée 2011

Le centre dʼexposition CIRCA privilégie les œuvres sculpturales et les installations. Il se veut
cependant ouvert à toutes les disciplines et disponible aux propositions émanent dʼartistes pour
qui son espace et sa lumière représentent un défi à lʼhabiter, un lieu unique et privilégié,
indissociable de leur exposition.

Le dossier doit comprendre :

• Un maximum de 10 images dʼœuvres récentes : soit en diapositives, CD-ROM, vidéo
VHS et/ou DVD.
Diapositives : s.v.p indiquer le sens par un point de couleur dans le coin inférieur
gauche.
Fichiers acceptables sur CD-ROM : images : .jpg de préférence
: textes : .doc .rtf .pdf
Le CD-ROM doit obligatoirement comprendre une description imprimée de la marche à
suivre pour son visionnement.
• Un curriculum vitae à jour
• Une brève description de la démarche artistique et des orientations (maximum 500 mots)
• Un projet dʼexposition (maximum 500 mots)
• Une enveloppe de retour pré-affranchie
• Les artistes doivent indiquer la galerie pour laquelle ils font application (I ou II)

À noter que pour un certain nombre dʼexpositions, le Comité de sélection retient la candidature
dʼartistes en début de carrière pour exposition dans la Galerie I (grande galerie) et leur donne le
privilège dʼinviter un(e) artiste professionnel(le) établi(e) de leur choix à exposer en même temps
quʼeux dans la galerie II (petite galerie). Le contraire (professionnel invitant un(e) artiste en
début de carrière) est également possible, mais moins fréquent.

Date limite de réception des dossiers : le 31 décembre 2009.

Pour renseignements supplémentaires : www.circa-art.com

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Résidence à Est-Nord-Est
détails sur le web:
http://estnordest.org/wp2009/

date limite: 20 décembre 2009

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APPEL DE DOSSIERS
RÉSIDENCES 2010-2011
date de tombée. l e _31j a n v i e r _2010
APPEL DE DOSSIERS
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2. appels en anglais du Canada

Making Tracks
Call for Submissions

The Khyber:ICA and Via Rail invite artists from Canada and around the world to submit digital videos and animation pieces for exhibition on the Ocean Limited rail line (traveling between Halifax-Montreal) throughout summer 2010. The videos are asked to be « train » inspired in some way.

Deadline is April 15, 2010.
We pay CARFAC fees.

For more information visit: www.MakingTracks.ca …or www.Khyber.ca

Submissions can be mailed to:
Khyber ICA:Making Tracks
1588 Barrington St
Halifax Nova Scotia
B3J 1Z6
902-422-9668

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Subtle Technologies Festival (Toronto): Call to Artists of All Disciplines, Deadline January 9
13th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival 
The Place Where Art and Science Meet
Toronto June 3 – 6 2010

Call for Submissions – Investigating Sustainability 
Deadline for Submissions : January 9 2010


It will be nearly half a century since Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring”, just over five since Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth”, and less than three years since Anya Hindmarch’s “I’m not a plastic bag” eco-bag hit the shelves. The grassroots sustainability movement has taken hold fostering a green life style. This may be a victory of ideology, yet at the same time, it has matured into a new social norm that suspiciously smells of capitalism. The replacements are still a chain in consumption. Ecological compact fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, and biofuels have an impact beyond ethanol production. If sustainability is narrowly defined as a closed system that produces what it consumes, by all means, the boundary conditions leave us hanging, looking for more. What can this more, be?

For this year’s Subtle Technologies Festival, we wish to explore sustainability through a critical multidisciplinary lens. We invite investigations of the role that decentralization, diversity and societal power dynamics plays in our attempts at maintaining a sustainable future. Where does the death of languages, cultures and peoples fit into the sustainability discussion? We look forward to critical discussions that explore multiple meanings of sustainability in this state of ecological and global health. We will be discussing the science and technology behind sustainable practices and design as well as the science behind some of the events and circumstances that have driven us to seek sustainable solutions. What role does the artist play in bringing forth new layers of understandings in this discussion?
As in previous years, we invite submissions from various practices. For 12 years, Subtle Technologies has provided a forum where participants share their projects, theories and technologies around an annual theme. Subtle Technologies is also a place where artists, scientists, and other innovators inspire, inform and generate new concepts and tools.

Specifically, this year we are looking for proposals for presentations for our symposium (presentations are from 30 to 45 minutes long) , works for our exhibitions, video and film submissions for screenings, workshops and partners for collaborations. Some example areas of exploration in sustainability include: political and historical perspectives, design and architectural practices, global warming, climate change refugees, agriculture, water and other resource management, cultural preservation, material science, alternative energy systems, corporate responsibility, co-operatives and microfinance, biodiversity conservation, preservation of indigenous knowledge, and the culture of consumption.

Please make a submission on our website http://www.subtletechnologies.com by January 9 2010.
Subtle Technologies is grateful for the support of Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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The City of Vancouver invites established and emerging Canadian artists to submit expressions of interest to develop a public artwork for the Vancouver Olympic Centre/Vancouver Paralympic Centre at Hillcrest Park. The new facility will be the site of the Olympic and Paralympic curling tournaments. After the games it will be converted to a large recreation complex serving an estimated 3000 visitors a day.

The budget for this commission is $250,000 inclusive of all costs. Credentials and a letter of interest (digital submissions) are due no later than 2:00 pm PST, Monday, December 14, 2009. For more information, please see http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/oca/PublicArt/artistopp.htm under Artist Opportunities, Hillcrest Public Art.

This call is part of the City of Vancouver’s Olympic and Paralympic Public Art Program that provides an opportunity for the City to commission new artworks that reveal, surprise, challenge and celebrate Vancouver

Questions regarding project or submissions: Karen Henry, Project Manager, karen [point] henry [arobas] vancouver [point] ca

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Call for Submissions
Propeller 09/10 annual Curated Exhibition

Public Realm
January 20 – 31, 2010
An Exhibition Curated by Christopher Hume

The use of public space to manifest art projects, performances and interventions as well as architectural and societal experiments has become a world-wide phenomenon. There are numerous on-line sites that show examples of Public Realm endeavours.

Some examples: recent TV news programs showed a Metro entrance turned into a piano keyboard, played as commuters entered and left the subway. New York has turned a large part of Times Square into a pedestrian space. Bike rallies and theme races like the run inside the ROM are performances in the public realm as are many Nuit Blanche events. Sculpture and painting from graffiti art to urban guerilla gardening is altering our perception of public realm use. This call is for ideas on what you would do.

Note: due to the number of questions regarding the scope of this exhibition the deadline has been extended.

Deadline for submissions extended to: Friday, December 11, 2009

The Call: The Short Version

Public Realm = any space not privately owned
Proposal = how would you use this space? [one proposal per submission]
Media = any
How to submit =

1. CD/DVD of the work, or photos/slides
no online e-mail submissions accepted.

2. A written description of the work
(maximum 250 words) relating it to the exhibition parameters.

3. Curriculum Vitae and contact information
must include address, phone number and e-mail.

4. Non-refundable Submission Fee of $40 (CDN or US) cheque or money order [per submission]
made out to Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts.

5. A self addressed stamped envelope for return of materials.
Entries without a SASE will not be returned.
Foreign submissions must have correct postage.

*Questions regarding the scope of the exhibition may be sent via e-mail to:
Ian Amell (Public Realm exhibition coordinator) at iamell [arobas] hotmail [point] com

*A catalogue of the work will be made for this exhibition.

*The long version of the Public Realm Call is available through the gallery administrator at gallery [arobas] propellerctr [point] com

Send entry to:
Propeller Curated Exhibition, Public Realm
C/O Simone Rojas-Pick, Gallery Administrator
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts
984 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6J 1H1

416.504.7142   Wed –Sat 12 to 6 / Sun 12 to 5
www.propellerctr.comgallery [arobas] propellerctr [point] com

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Call for Submissions for the New Toronto Works Show 2010
Deadline: January 15th, 2010

Pleasure Dome is seeking short experimental film/video works, expanded cinema performances and media art installations produced within the last year by Toronto-based artists for the annual New Toronto Works Show. Now in its sevententh year, this members-curated programme features the cutting edge of experimental film and video produced in Toronto today. The New Toronto Works Show will be presented in March as part of the Winter 2010 season.

Please send preview tape/DVD or film (Super 8 or 16mm) or short outline of proposed performance or installation to:

Pleasure Dome
195 Rushton Rd.
Toronto, ON  M6G 3J2

or drop off to

Vtape*

401 Richmond St. West, #452 , Toronto
* note: Vtape is closed for holidays Dec 19- Jan 4.

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2010 Was the World of the Future
“The future ain’t what it use to be” – Yogi Berra

Video Pool Media Arts Centre is looking for Canadian film/video works under 15 minutes in length dealing with the theme of « retro future ».
Selected film/video works will be screened as part of Video Pool’s « Art’s Birthday » program on January 16, 2010.

We are looking for works dealing with:
• dated versions of the future
• space
• robots
• time travel
• technology
• what people thought the year 2010 would be versus its current state
• your version of the future (which, of course, will eventually become dated but is often a catalysts for future technologies, thought, et cetera)
• clever (mis)interpretations of our theme

Please provide Video Pool with:
• NTSC DVD
• Artist Info: Name/Address/Phone Number/Bio/e-mail
• Film Info: Title/Length/Shooting Format/Synopsis

No entry fee is required. Artist fees will be paid for all selected works. Entries must be received by January 1, 2010.

Please send submissions to:

Retro Future
c/o Video Pool Media Arts Centre
300-100 Arthur St
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3
Canada

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: STRATHCONA COUNTY

Project Intent: Commission a large-scale original indoor glass piece that will serve as a wall at the top of the stairway in the Strathcona County Public Library.

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 18, 2009

Theme: The ideal installation will integrate art within the library’s landscape and building to create a strong sense of place and memorable experience for the patrons of the library and visitors to the Community Centre.

Eligibility: This Call for Artists is open to all Alberta glass artists; the successful artist will have expertise that includes practical, demonstrated experience in the field of public art forms with the ability to work within a collaborative environment. Demonstrated experience working on projects of a similar nature will be considered an asset. >> Get full details here…
http://webpub3.strathcona.ab.ca/Strathcona/Departments/Recreation+Parks+and+Culture/Arts+and+Culture/Call+for+artists.htm

AND

Call to Artists: Strathcona County Library Public Art Project

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 30, 2009

The Strathcona Country Library will be commissioning an art installation on the balcony of the Strathcona County Library.

To download the Call to Artist document or for more information please visit the quick links section www.strathcona.ab.ca./culture >> Get full details here…
http://www.strathcona.ab.ca./Strathcona/Departments/Recreation+Parks+and+Culture/Arts+and+Culture/Call+for+artists+Library+balcony.htm

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Call for Submissions

The Eyelevel Gallery Bookstore is seeking local, national, and international submissions of artist multiples and publications for the fourth Eyelevel Re-Shelving Initiative: an exhibition and sale of contemporary artist books, zines, multiples and printed matter taking place in February of 2010.

Submissions Deadline: Friday January 08, 2010.

Submissions should include:
-title and brief description of the work, including dimensions (50-100 words)
-jpeg images of the work (2-5 maximum)
-sale price (if applicable, artist receives 70%)
-artist bio and statement (1 page maximum)

Submissions should be sent to: paperworks [arobas] eyelevel [point] ca

Only email submissions will be considered.

Please indicate ERI 4 SUBMISSION in the subject line.

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CAMP art at the DRAKE HOTEL, Toronto, Ontario
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS/PROPOSALS
CAMP art at the DRAKE HOTEL, Toronto, Ontario
Deadline: January 31st, 2010
Camp, a [kÊmp]
Adj.noun
1. Providing sophisticated, knowing amusement, as by virtue of its being artlessly mannered or stylized, self-consciously artificial and extravagant, or teasingly ingenuous and sentimental.
2.  Adopting of a teasing, theatrical manner, esp. for the amusement of others.
3.  So extreme as to have perversely sophisticated appeal
“Indeed the essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration…The whole point of Camp is to dethrone the serious. Camp is playful, anti-serious. More precisely, Camp involves a new, more complex relation to « the serious. » One can be serious about the frivolous, frivolous about the serious.”
           – Susan Sontag, “Notes on Camp,” 1964

Camp has been defined as an aesthetic of the tasteless and the ostentatious – iIts appeal comes from its gaud.  It has been used to throw conventional values into question, and to point out the fallacies in the concept of style by embodying them.
We seek submissions of existing or proposed works of any shape or medium that reflect the theme of camp.
The selected works will respond to and accentuate the dynamic nature of the lobby and stairwell spaces of the Drake Hotel. The show is scheduled to take place in summer 2010.
Venue – http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/
Please submit 3-5 images with an explanation of the work or proposed work, as well as 3-5 images of previous work and artist bio to drakecamp [arobas] gmail [point] com by January 31st, 2010.
This show will be curated by York University graduate students Meghan Bissonnette, Anastasia Hare, and Colleen O’Reilly.

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CALLING FOR ARTIST AND CURATOR SUBMISSIONS
SIGNAL & NOISE MEDIA ART FESTIVAL
VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE VANCOUVER BC CANADA

Festival Dates | May 27, 28, 29 2010
Submission Deadline | January 15 2010

VIVO Media Arts Centre presents the tenth annual Signal & Noise Festival;
three days of contemporary media and sound art. Showcasing a spectrum of
single and multi-channel audio & video works, live performances and
immersive installations. Signal & Noise is an intimate forum for creative
exchange between local, national and international artists.

Submission Guidelines and Application Forms | www.signalandnoise.ca
Inquiries | 2010 [arobas] signalandnoise [point] ca

Artists who have participated in Signal & Noise over the past ten years
include: Jeffrey Allport, Julie Andreyev, David Askevold, Daniel Barrow,
Eli Bornowsky, Kevin Lee Burton, Paul Chan, Shawn Chapelle, Dana Claxton,
Aleesa Cohene, Thirza Cuthand, Francisca Duran, Sylvain Duval, Kevin
Jerome Everson, Geoffrey Farmer, Flatgrey, Coin Gutter, Nelson Hendricks,
David Hoffos, Holzkopf, Mike Hoolboom, Oliver Husain, Lee Hutzulak,
Intermission Artist Society, Luis Jacob, Anne-Françoise Jacques, Miranda
July, George Kuchar, Meesoo Lee, Amy Lockhart, Anne McGuire, Julia Meltzer
and David Thorne, Frédéric Moffet, Monique Moumblow, Shana Moulton,
Takeshi Murata, Clark Nikolai, Shelley Niro, Midi Onodera, Judy Radul,
Steve Reinke, Vanessa Renwick, Kristen Roos, Mirha-Soleil Ross, Jean
Routhier, Ken Roux, Jayce Salloum, Semiconductor, Coral Short, Tadasu
Takamine, Tom Sherman, Althea Thauberger, Ryan Trecartin, Rafael Tsuchida,
Kara Uzelman, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Women with Kitchen
Appliances, Kai Ling Xue, Jin-me Yoon, Wayne Yung

— Amy Lynn Kazymerchyk + Kika Thorne Directors of Programming Signal & Noise 2010 www.signalandnoise.ca

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Call for entries
Deadline: 1 February 2010
“Sounding Landscapes: a multi-channel audio event”
This call is for sonic art explorations of literal or fantastic interpretations of acoustic space, utilizing spatial production innovations and the relationship between space, time and physical energy.

For an upcoming multidisciplinary concert event in March, holophon.ca is looking for multi-channel sonic compositions in any genre. In particular, we are looking for works that trouble the definitions of space and place through multi-channel audio methods.
Your multi-channel composition(s) can range from four to eight channels. All accepted submissions will be presented through an eight-channel octophonic (equal-spaced, lateral plane ring) speaker system.
• We will consider sonic works that incorporate video or live components, including dance, poetry or experimental theater.
• Artists must make their own arrangements for performers if this is a component of your work.
• We are interested in Saskatchewan-based submissions for live performance: these works must consider multi-source, spatial sound (live and/or pre-recorded) in presentation. Travel expenses will be provided for out of town performers as funding allows.
• All artists featured in the concert will receive an honorarium
Multi-channel submissions should be sent via a filesharing website (such as yousendit or sendspace) or ftp server as individual .wav or .aif files for each channel. We request that you label each file as follows:
Composition title – Channel number – speaker position
Example: amazingspace_ch1_leftfront.wav
All submissions must include a completed submission form located at http://www.holophon.ca/submissions.html
Submissions may be sent by email to the following address: holophon3 [arobas] gmail [point] com
OR
regular postal address:
holophon.ca
PO Box 33089
3015 13th Ave
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4T 1P0 Canada
Submissions should be submitted by February 1st, 2010 to be considered for this event.

3. appels d’ailleurs

31 décembre 2009
Commissaire / MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main
Lieu : Francfort (Allemagne)

http://www.mmk-frankfurt.de
The MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main is seeking to fill the position of curator 

The MMK ranks among the world’s leading museums for contemporary art and has established a firm place for itself in the international museum landscape in the 19 years since its founding. Today the museum’s collections include over 4,500 works of art dating from the 1960s to the present. The MMK stands out from other museums of contemporary art by virtue of the quality, diversity and distinctive profile of its collection and due to its ambitious exhibition programme. 

The MMK is seeking to fill the position of curator and assistant director as soon as possible. The position involves a wide range of responsibilities including administrative and representational duties as well as helping devise and organise the museum’s programme of exhibitions and events. 

The administrative duties involve human resources management, representing the museum’s interests vis-à-vis various municipal agencies and authorities, and coordinating processes related to infrastructure and the exhibition programme. Furthermore, as assistant director you will be in charge of developing and maintaining contacts with the museum’s partners and sponsors in the private sector, raising funds from private donors and sponsors, and organising special events and cultural excursions. In close cooperation with the director, you would develop an overarching concept and the programme of exhibitions and events for the MMK. You would also be a member of the museum’s team of curators. 

For the position advertised we require someone with a PhD or an equivalent degree in art history and with several years’ experience of working in a managerial capacity in a comparable cultural institution. The successful applicant will have gained practical experience in museum management and in handling personnel and budgetary responsibilities. We require someone with excellent knowledge of German, familiarity with international exhibition practice and an extensive network of contacts with other professionals in the field and with international cultural institutions. The position also requires an excellent command of both spoken and written English. 

Please note:
If Civil Service law provisions are not met, employment under salary class 14 TVöD is possible. Part-time employment is possible. Disabled applicants will be given preference over non-disabled applicants with equal qualifications. 

The position is to be filled immediately. If you have any questions regarding the position itself, please contact our secretary Ms Gemmer on +49 69 212 388 19; questions regarding financial issues should be directed to Mr Gawrich on +49 69 212 356 10.

Please send applications (no publications, please) to the following address within six weeks of the announcement of the vacancy:

Magistrat der Stadt Frankfurt am Main
Kulturamt
Kennziffer 3207/0012 – 41.12
Brückenstraße 3 – 7
60594 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

We kindly request that you refrain from sending applications via e-mail.

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The Travellers Box Project
There are two elements to the project: The International Box and The Local Box. The structure is the same for both, with the exception that the context of the Local Box stems from a national-local context, mainly based around a small urban community in Denmark, specifically the town Vodskov in North Jutland, and work made will reflect this.

Artists are most often sourced via the curator / co-curators, however the project is open and short proposals outlining an interest in the project and how one’s practice connects with it are welcome and in fact encouraged.

Co-curators – The International Travellers Box:
Karen Ay (London) – Tulle Ruth (Oslo) – Cole Wimpee (New York) Per-Arne Strang (Stockholm) – Mads Eslund (Copenhagen) – Piso Berlin/Porto and the team behind The Travellers Box

Structure
Artists who receive The Travellers Box are encouraged (but not limited) to work with issues concerning socio-cultural relations as well as related issues within the artistic community itself. The works can be based on an interpretation of the cultural divide in attitudes, habits, lifestyles, places, spaces, or by private individuals’ complexity. Within those realms, politically-oriented, perhaps sensitive issues can be taken on, examined, considered and incorporated into the artistic process. 

• The Travellers Box (the object) must be incorporated as part of the overall work / documentation. 

• Artist(s) can work with The International box from 1 week to 3 months. 

• The collaborative process is seen as a form of work in itself and documenting that process is seen as such.

• Box data: Height: 31cm Length: 37cm Width: 12.5 cm weight 5 kg.

• All artworks will be published on the following websites:
All artworks produced and published with The International Travellers Box here.
http://www.thetravellersbox.org/international.html
All artworks produced and published with The Local Travellers Box here.
http://www.thetravellersbox.org/local.html

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A.I.R. / HMC, BUDAPEST, Hungary 2010
“understanding of world cultures”
The Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc.® (HMC), 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, invites interested visual artists, writers, performers to submit application for its residency program in Budapest, Hungary.
HMC is dedicated to promoting international art and the understanding of world cultures, through high quality art exhibitions, cultural exchanges and related educational programs. Based in Dallas and Budapest, the organization operates throughout the world. Its principal focus is an international residency program to which artists from around the world are invited. The goal is to provide a supportive community with uninterrupted time to work.
The residencies offer participants to interact with other artists representing a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Accepted applicants are expected to speak and understand English. Approximately 6 artists are invited for each session. The residence offers shared room/bath as living quarters. Studio, room, workshop, exhibition, seminar and gallery tour are included in the cost. For performers organize theaters.
Program Dates:
Tuesday May 11, 2010 – Thursday, June 3, 2010 –Deadline (must be received) by February 6. 2010*
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 – Thursday, July 1, 2010 –Deadline (must be received) by March 6. 2010*
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 – Thursday, July 29, 2010 –Deadline (must be received) by March 6. 2010*
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 – Thursday August 26, 2010 –Deadline (must be received) by March 6. 2010*
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 – Tuesday, October 05, 2010 –Deadline (must be received) by June 16. 2010*
Monday, December 27, 2010 – Tuesday, January 11, 2011 –Deadline (must be received) by September 6. 2010*
For questions, application form please write to Beata Szechy
bszechy [arobas] yahoo [point] com
http://www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com

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Call for entries
Deadline: 30 January 2010
VIDEOEX International Experimentalfilm & Video Festival
22- 30 MAY 2010 Zurich Switzerland

is looking for :
experimental films 8mm / 16mm / 35mm (screened in original format),
videos, (experimental, videoart, …), innovative animation,
experimental digital & graphic productions (to be screened),
experimental documentaries, experimental music videos
For Details download entry form & rules www.videoex.ch
(PDF Files to open with acrobat reader)
or send a e-mail to office [arobas] videoex [point] ch
no entry fee
Send tapes & entry form & brief description to:
VIDEOEX
Postfach / Kanonengasse 20 ·
CH-8026 Zurich · Switzerland
tel 0041-43-3220814
fax 0041-43-3220815
e-mail: mail@videoex
www.videoex.ch

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Call for entries
Deadline: 1 March 2010
Festival Image Contre Nature
experimental film festival
July 2010 – Marseille France
Online Inscription
http://inscription.p-silo.org/english.php
the regulations Festival 2010
art.1 : the deadline for the inscription is March 01, 2010. Only videos produced after January 01, 2008 are applicable. The running time of each video is unlimited. Only experimental videos are accepted.
art.2 : the copies of the videos on dvd (dvd+r preferred) or vhs, one dvd or vhs can countain several videos, will be sent, deadline March 01, 2010, with the entry form, printed dated and signed (one entry form per work) to the following address (according to the type of parcel sent, please don’t forget to include the festival telephone number 04 91 42 21 75), the representative photography of the work (jpeg, 300dpi), and the videography of the author will be sent by email at the address icn [arobas] p-silo [point] org
P’Silo / Festival Images Contre Nature
7 rue de l’Arc
B.P. 12116 13203
Marseille cedex 01 France
art.3 : each work must be identified on the box with the following :
title, fist name and last name of the director, the running time, ntsc, pal or secam.
art.4 : the directors of the selected videos will be contacted at the beginning of June 2010 and must send their s-vhs, minidv or dvcam, pal or ntsc screening copy (no masters) to the above address, deadline June 25, 2010. Each selected video will start with a 30 seconds test pattern, followed by a countdown, and 10 seconds of black after the film.
art.5 : each director will be contacted by post in June 2010.
art.6 : the non selected works will be proposed to the public and will be screened on individual request during the festival.
art.7 : the dvd or vhs of the videos considered as experimental by the selection committee, will be kept by the festival. These videos will be archived on dvd, listed on catalog, and proposed to the public in the P’Silo video library. The P’Silo video library is a space where the videos are only consultable on site and free of charge.
art.8 : s-vhs, minidv or dvcam will be returned at the expense of the festival. The videos considered as non-experimental by the selection committee can be returned at the request of the authors and at their own expense, deadline 01/10/2010.
art.9 : the authors and the producers give up any recourse against the organizers, including loss and damage of the tapes when they are returned to the authors concerned.
art.10 : for custom purposes please mention on the parcel : “no commercial value “.
art.11 : The authors and the producers cede their rights for the duration of the festival. Any other utilsation outside the festival would be by predefined agreement.
art.12 : the inscription includes the authorization to use without rental fee a clip, not exceeding 30 seconds, of the selected works to promote the festival in a noncommercial objective (trailer, Internet, TV,…).
art.13 : the selection committee has supreme decision making authority.
art.14 : the participation in the festival implies full acceptation of the rules of the festival.
P’Silo / Festival Images Contre Nature
7 rue de l’Arc
B.P. 12116 13203
Marseille cedex 01 France
http://inscription.p-silo.org/english.php
icn [arobas] p-silo [point] org

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Call for entries
Deadline: 15 January 2010
BS Gallery in Iowa City, IA is curating an event, a night of film/video that will take place on a night to be determined this winter, and is looking for Film/videos.

The night is yet to be determined because it is weather dependent. We will be building a snow wall in the backyard of the BS Gallery (our home) that will serve as a surface for video projection. It is our hope to use this snow wall as the catalyst or conceptual guide for the work submitted and selected. There will be hot chocolate and other warm drinks, lawn chairs, and a fire in the fire pit.
Submissions should be mailed to:
BS Gallery
Attn: Caleb Engstrom
220 W Benton St.
Iowa City, IA 52246
You may also submit via email.
Please link to the video in your email and not attach it.
caleb [point] engstrom [arobas] gmail [point] com
www.thebsgallery.com

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call for entries
Deadline: 21 December 2009
13. International Film Festival “ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA 2010″
is a significant and important cultural event- part of a small group of the biggest, and most important festivals of that type in Poland. Jelenia Góra plays a significant role as far as Polish independent film scene is concerned. Every year the event features more prominent pictures and hosts authors from Poland and abroad.

Entryform
http://downloads.nmartproject.net/zoom_entry2010.doc
Entry rules
http://downloads.nmartproject.net/rules_zoom_2010.doc
The purpose of the festival is to present different cultures, film language, exchange of ideas, as well as presentation and promotion of independent film art. The event will take place in a beautiful, historical building in the center of Jelenia Góra – “Marysieńka” cinema on 16 – 21 February 2010.
The festival will comprise of following categories:
-independent film
-amateur film
-student film
The independent film group is geared towards independent film makers.
The student film category is for graduates and students of film making and art major in schools and universities.
The amateur film class is for those, who make movies not professionally (here the only restriction is duration-it can’t exceed 20 minutes).
The festival organizers may allow other longer films enter the competition, if those possess outstanding artistic qualities.
To every entry the contestants should attach filled application form (in electronic form), signified, legible video tape/DVD or other with the film’s copy. The above should be sent to the following address:
Osiedlowy Dom Kultury
ul. K. Trzcińskiego 12
56-506 Jelenia Góra
POLAND
no later than till 21 December 2009 ( the stamp date will decide).
The contestants will be informed about the results by 26 January 2010 and will be able to find out the results on the official festival website – http://zoom.karkonosze.com
The following prizes will be awarded :
Grand Prix,
The prize for the best feature film
The prize for the best documentary film
The prize for the best cartoon
The prize for the best experimental film/clip
The prize for the best student film, the best independent film and the best amateur film;
special awards, at jury and the organizer discretion.
There will also be “Made in Karkonosze” award granted to film makers from the region of Jelenia Góra.
Hotel, food and participation costs in the festival events for two people from each group, whose film has been accepted, will be covered by the organizers. The will of participation in the festival ought to be sent together with the film by filling in the application form and confirmed by phone or e-mail by 31 January 2010. Lack of confirmation will be taken as withdrawal from taking part in the festival.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to directors, film makers, and producers of presented films from all over the country and abroad. We have the pleasure to inform you that the festival will host professional and international Jury, as well as other well-known representatives of the film and media industry. The oversight over the festival is held by some major national media; from where we also notice a growing interest in the event and consequently its participants.
Because the main aim of the festival is presentation of the film makers’ accomplishments, coupled with any new trends and ideas in the independent movie making scene, the character of the festival makes room for variety of forms – feature films, documentaries, and all kind of experimental forms created with the help of a video camera. There are no restrictions on themes and topics.
Within the Festival there will be held:
16 – 21. 02. 2010 International Workshops for Young Film Makers
18 – 21. 02.2010 Film competition
You just have to be there!
13. IFF ZOOM-ZBLIZENIA 2010
FESTIVAL COORDINATION OFFICE
Marek Oleksy
mobile: +48 600 276 175
phone: +48 /75/ 75 31 831,
fax: +48 /75/ 75 410 90
E-mail: marek [point] oleksy [arobas] filmforum [point] plwww.zoom.karkonosze.com
Address:
Osiedlowy Dom Kultury
K.Trzcińskiego 12
58-506 Jelenia Góra
POLAND

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call for entries
Deadline: 20 January 2010
Appelboom, situated in the hamlet of La Pommerie, (Saint-Setiers – Corrèze), is part of the contemporary art network in Limousin. Since 1995, Appelboom invites artists in residency: dancers, actors, musicians, visual artists…

Rich of its natural preserved environment and its cultural open-mindedness, the Plateau de Millevaches, offers a reflection framework adapted to experimentation, development and crossed contemporary art practices. This geographical area, which peaks between 700 and 1000 meters high, is located in the Natural Regional Park and covered with forest and heath. Timber and farming industries are the main economical activities in this area where the population density is quite low.
The strong character of the territory often leads artists to think their projects in relationship with the landscape and the local environment and to meet the public during and after the creative process.
Two other residences dedicated to visual arts are programmed every year. Contrary in previous years, there will be no more call for proposal concerning residences.
We thus encourage artists spontaneously send us their portfolio in the course of the year for the residences’s program of the seasons to come.
Residency framework and objectives
In 2010, Appelboom offers one residency dedicated to sound art (1 residency/year)
The residency addresses artists whose works are concerned with territory and who use sound media: music, sound installation and cross-boundaries projects.
A project can be the collaboration of two artists maximum.
The staff is developing a network of persons and structures allowing the artists projects to come within the scope of the local context. The aim is thus, according to the artist’s needs, to facilitate the integration, the realization and the diffusion of the work that has been produced in residency. A list of those structures can be requested at the association.
Period and location of residencies
According to the project, periods of residency last from one and a half month to three months.
Residencies take place in the converted barn at La Pommerie, 19290 Saint-Setiers.
Legal framework
A contract specifying the commitment of the association (as a producer) and the artist will be signed before the beginning of the stay.
The artist will have to justify of a social statute (or an administrative structure) allowing him to issue a bill.
Disposal resources
At the artist’s disposal:
• An apartment : Two bedrooms, a bathroom with toilets, a kitchen.
• A studio : An 80 m2 studio (the studio and the apartment can be shared by several artists).
• Equipment : No specific technical equipment is available on the site. The staff helps the artists to find the
necessary equipment to hire (this expense will be at the artist’s charge). Internet access is available.
• An exhibition space : 120 m2 of exhibition space.
• Indemnity : a first grant of 1.500 Euros for artistic fees is planned for the whole residence. Expenses for transports and meals will stay at the charge of the artist. A second grant planned for the production is calculated according to the project to be realized.
• Communication : Communication charges (openings, publishing, catalogs, mailing…) will be at the expense of Appelboom.
• Publishing : According to the work produced in residency, a published edition is envisaged in relation with the artist and will be submitted to the decision of a publishing advice commission. The publishing project could be the issuing of a catalog for visual artists or a CD for sound artists (in collaboration with Kaon label, Limoges – www.kaon.org).
Educational workshops
With the aim of developing cultural mediation and raising awareness of art and contemporary creation, educational workshops are organized with the local structures in order to develop a common thought on landscape and territory.
Artists who wish to intervene in this framework are welcomed to send projects according to their work and artistic processes. These workshops will be the object of a specific contract and additional remuneration (to be determined according to the project) for the artists applying also for residency.
Important remarks
As the residency location is quite isolated, we highly recommend artists to come by car.
It is possible for the artists to come previously to the residency if they wish to.
Application
Application form:
• A folder presenting previous art works (photos).
• An intent note presenting the residency project.
• A CV.
• An evidence of the artist’s statute.
• Any document that could be interesting for the application (CD, DVD, catalogs…)
For the Sound residencie of 2010, proposals should be sent before the 20th of January 2010 ONLY BY EMAIL
(links, pdf folders, web servers folders,…) to the following address :
residence [arobas] lapommerie [point] org
If needed, we will ask for paper documentation.
For any complementary information, please contact us by phone: +33 (0)5.55.95.64.32
or by email : residence [arobas] lapommerie [point] org or consult our website : www.lapommerie.org
After the decision of the committee, each artist having presented a project will be sent an email.
La Pommerie / Appelboom résidences d’artistes – 19290 Saint Setiers – FR – +33 (0)5 55 95 62 34
www.lapommerie.org
residence [arobas] lapommerie [point] org

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Call for entries
Deadline: 2 January 2010
PROCESS Festival Berlin is now accepting proposals for performances and new-media work, to be shown at our 2 day festival in mid-March 2010.
http://gnr8festival.blogspot.com/
The Festival seeks to highlight new and compelling work in the field of generative or process music – focusing on sound pieces which are inspired by or emulate algorithms, biology, or other defined systems.
From scores generated from nature (Mamoru Fujieda’s “Patterns of Plants”) or mathematics (John Cage’s “Sonatas and Interludes”), to interactives which allow users to create music (Brian Eno’s Bloom for iPhone) or a system as simple as 2 tape recorders (”It’s Gonna Rain” by Steve Reich), this space has enjoyed a compelling history.
As well as the traditional execution of code outputting music, we’re also interested in projects which expand the definition or approach to this field. This could, for example, including hardware-based projects like custom instruments, more lo-fi, organic systems, or hybrids such as a string quartet playing a generative score.
Web-based new-media projects will be shown onsite via a Macbook with wireless connection, as well as linked via the festival website. Performances should be between 20 and 40 minutes long, to allow a diverse selection of pieces over the festival period.
We’re unable to offer artist compensation or provide travel costs to the event, although composers outside of the Berlin area are encouraged to partner with local artists to perform works. Please contact us if you’re interested in this avenue.
Please e-mail us with your name, short bio, contact details, type of work and a description of your project. Links to relevant imagery, sound, or documentation (if available) are also helpful.
More info on
http://gnr8festival.blogspot.com/

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The art of exhibiting art online. Third Edition.
Open call for proposals by VOCENTO in collaboration with ARCOmadrid 2010 International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid.
http://www.vocento.com/en/concurso_ideas_arte2_vocento.php
VOCENTO and ARCOmadrid announce a competition of ideas to provide art galleries with web solutions, and to provide opportunities to enhance their online presence and networking potential.
The competition wishes to respond to the shifting context of online environments — from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 and beyond — and to draw attention to the dynamic potential of the web as a research, production and presentation platform for the specific context of art.
ARTE 2.0 VOCENTO invites individual and collaborative proposals by programmers, software engineers, designers and artists alike, that combine creative and critical thinking, technical solutions with practical competence.
ARTE 2.0 VOCENTO aims to enable the development of a powerful tool or web environment for art context, and to promote creative, original, innovative and speculative thinking in a fast developing field, reflecting new social sensibilities and art’s ability to surprise.
Total award is 15.000 euros.
Description
VOCENTO and ARCOmadrid invite proposals for innovative and experimental online platforms or effective web tools to foster and stimulate the presence, exhibition, communication and management of art on the Internet. The selected proposal will be awarded with a production budget of 15,000 euros (taxes included) to realize the project.
The competition wishes to encourage research in the field of social technologies and artistic practice, and more specifically to identify current needs and provide suitable solutions for art galleries and art market more generally in the context of the Internet. The intention behind the competition is to enhance communication and exchange between the field of art and wider society.
The proposal – a complete web concept, environment or a tool – shall offer an application to be implemented by individual art galleries and / or ARCO Fair.
The winning proposal will be selected by an international Jury, made up of two experts in the field of art and technology: Dr. Joasia Krysa (KURATOR/University of Plymouth, UK), CSDVA (winner of the 2009 edition with the project WAAP, Croatia) and a representative of VOCENTO (Spain). LaAgencia will act as coordinator of the award and jury secretary.
• Production of the award-winning proposal has to be completed in a maximum period of nine months. Once produced, a complete web concept, or environment, or tool, will be freely distributed for implementation by the participant galleries at ARCOmadrid´s 2010 edition and the galleries participating at ARCOmadrid´s 2011 edition.
• Notification of the winner date: 19th February 2010.
• The Award prize of the winning proposal will receive a total of 15.000 euros budget (taxes included).
Conditions for entry to participate:
• The competition ARTE 2.0 VOCENTO is open to any individual or group, of any nationality or legal entity. It is an open and international award contest.
• The proposal must be submitted through an online application form available on the dedicated ARTE 2.0 VOCENTO’s website at http://www.vocento.com/en/concurso_ideas_arte2_vocento.php

• Proposals sent by e-mail, post or any other way will not be accepted.
• Each individual or group is allowed to submit only one proposal. In case of the submission of more than one proposal, only the first proposal will be considered.
• Applications for the ARTE 2.0 VOCENTO competition can be submitted in English or Spanish. We highly recommend submitting bilingual versions of the proposal.
• The participating proposals must be for projects realizable for the value of the prize money, i.e. €15,000 (including taxes), within a maximum production period of nine months from the date of the Jury’s decision.
• The Jury reserves the right to accept or reject any of the projects, and its decision is final.
• Accepting the prize implies the transfer of property rights of the awarded project to VOCENTO, after the termination of its free distribution among art galleries participating at ARCOmadrid 2010 and those taking part in the 2011 edition. VOCENTO agrees not to commercialize nor distribute it in any other form than that described. After two years VOCENTO may make the project available to the public under the license CreativeCommons, Attribution 2.5 Spain.
APPLICATIONS
• Opening date for applications to ARTE 2.0 VOCENTO competition is the 1st December 2009 at 17:00 hours (GMT+1) through the Call for Proposals website.
• Deadline for applications to ARTE 2.0 VOCENTO competition is the 31st January 2010 at 17:00 hours (GMT+1) through the Call of Proposals website.
• The application form and guidelines will be available from 1st December 2009 ARTE 2.0 VOCENTO’s website at the proposal must be submitted through an online application form available on the dedicated ARTE 2.0 VOCENTO’s website at http://www.vocento.com/en/concurso_ideas_arte2_vocento.php
For further information about the ARTE 2.0 VOCENTO competition, please get in contact with:
LaAgencia
Vicente Matallana
Tel: (34) 91 366 8821
E-mail: Arte_Web-VOCENTO [arobas] laagencia [point] org

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ARTIST RESIDENCY: BABAYAN CULTURE HOUSE, TURKEY

Cappadocia, Turkey

In the Babayan Culture House the cave apartments and studios offer a special opportunity for making art. Here the Foundation Babayan Culture House has created facilities for artists of all nationalities and all disciplines. This is the place for intercultural co–operation between foreign, Turkish and Dutch artists wishing to work on project based plans and concepts.

The Babayan Culture House offers many possibilities for art making like painting, drawing, photography, carving in the local tuff stone or marble, and local techniques as pottery making, ceramics and weaving.

The Babayan Culture House also asks writers, musicians and theatre makers to join; electrical piano, amplifiers and a small stage are available.

Professional artists of all disciplines can make use of the guesthouse and studio facilities of the Babayan Culture House and the reduced guesthouse rates after being accepted for a four weeks stay or longer.

Please call: +90 (0)384 3626231 or look at www.wbouman.com/turky_en.html

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: COLLECTIVE THREAD, JURIED FIBERS & TEXTILE EXHIBITION

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: JANUARY 3, 2010

The University of Central Missouri’s Gallery of Art & Design is pleased to announce an international juried textile exhibition exploring the interconnected relationships between artist process, medium, and life. Collective Thread, a juried fiber & textile exhibition, will showcase contemporary quilters, textile artists, and fiber artists; representing how through a common or collective medium, a diverse and exploratory range of art can be produced. Juror for Collective Thread is acclaimed artist and University of Central Missouri faculty member, Annie Helmericks-Louder. Helmericks-Louder works as a painter and textile artist and is represented by the Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas, and the Leopold Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri.

Awards: $500 best in show, plus a solo exhibition in 2011.

For Submission Guidelines and Entry Form: www.ucmo.edu/gallery or email: gallery [arobas] ucmo [point] edu

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2010 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JANUARY 22, 2010
ELIGIBILITY: OPEN TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS 18 YEARS AND OLDER

An opportunity for photographers to exhibit their work in one of the Greater Washington DC area’s premier independent fine arts galleries. We have had tremendous success with our previous juried exhibitions, which were widely reviewed in several local art magazines and national newspapers. See some of our reviews here. These other exhibitions have in several cases also opened up additional exhibition opportunites for artists in the DC area.

The Fraser Gallery is one of the major fine arts galleries in the Greater Washington DC area. The gallery is located on the street level of the Bethesda Place complex, surrounded by the restaurants and theaters which make Bethesda one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the world. The gallery owner, Catriona Fraser is an award winning photographer, juror and curator who has directed the Fraser Gallery since 1996. Gallery shows are widely listed in the Washington Post, Washington Times and other local newspapers as well as most local art publications and are often reviewed by regional and national art critics.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE FRASER GALLERY WEBSITE.

The Fraser Gallery
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD 20814 États-unis
Tel: 301 718-9651

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Open Engagement (Portland, OR): Call to Artists of All Disciplines, Deadline January 15
Open Engagement; Making Things, Making Things Better, Making Things Worse
May 14 – 17, 2010
Portland, Oregon
Open Engagement is a three-day conference that is an initiative of the Portland State University Art and Social Practice concentration and co-sponsored by Pacific Northwest College of Art and Portland Community College. Directed by Jen Delos Reyes and Harrell Fletcher and planned in conjunction with the Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series, this conference features three nationally and internationally renowned artists: Mark Dion, Amy Franceschini and Nils Norman. The conference will showcase work by Temporary Services, InCUBATE, and a new project by Mark Dion created in collaboration with the PSU Art and Social Practice concentration.
The artists involved in Open Engagement: Making Things, Making Things Better, Making Things Worse, challenge our traditional ideas of what art is and does. These artist’s projects mediate the contemporary frameworks of art as service, as social space, as activism, as interactions, and as relationships, and tackle subject matter ranging from urban planning, alternative pedagogy, play, fiction, sustainability, political conflict and the social role of the artist.
Can socially engaged art do more harm than good? Are there ethical responsibilities for social art? Does socially engaged art have to do civic or public good? Can there be transdisciplinary approaches to contemporary art making that would contribute to issues such as urban planning and sustainability? As both urban planning and contemporary art imagine new worlds, how can art projects be seen as potential models for living?
This conference is an intensive, immersive, around the clock experience. Open Engagement is approached as a social art work in itself. Artists will create housing, food, transportation, exhibitions, partnerships, exhibitions, tours, special events and include of multiple audiences from their own interests and practices, building on the ideas explored throughout the conference.
Open Engagement is a free conference that will happen May 14-17, 2010, in Portland, Oregon. Contributors are not asked to pay a registration fee and the public will not be charged to attend. Contributors to the event will be supported in the following ways: A variety of transportation will be provided that draws on Portland’s bike culture and takes advantage of its excellent public transportation. Contributors will be housed in Portland homes, paired with a host based on common interests. Several meals during the conference will be provided that emphasize slow food, community cooking and underground cafes. Other meals will highlight Portland’s food cart culture. Nightlife and social activities will be integrated into local businesses, using local pubs and cafes as conference hubs. Open Engagement is a conference, an exhibition/performance venue, a mini-residency and workshops. Participants will partake in experiences that connect them with each other: artists, art institutions, audiences, and communities.
You are invited to contribute to Open Engagement: Making Things, Making Things Better, Making Things Worse by submitting your projects, performances, tours, presentations, or panel ideas. Other formats are also welcomed. You are encouraged to think of ways to connect peers and colleagues at this conference, connect and engage a greater community and work across disciplines.
All interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. This conference is not exclusive to artists.
Part 1: Propose a project, paper, performance, discussion, intervention panel (or other format) that relates to the theme of the conference (500 word max).
Part 2: Write a short bio (100 words or less).
Part 3: Fill out the brief questionnaire and application form (http://www.openengagement.info). We want to help you make interesting connections at this conference, and this will help us facilitate that.
Email your submission to openengagementsubmissions [arobas] gmail [point] com
DEADLINE:
January 15, 11:59pm 2010 (Pacific Standard Time)

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Working Title : The Post-Glass Video Festival 
Exhibition date and location : July – August 2010 . Locations TBD 
Deadline for submissions : Jan 31, 2010
Description:
The Post-Glass* Video Festival  will present works that explore unique relationships between digital video/film and glass, in light of the studio practice of a significant number of emerging artists.
We seek works that toy with phenomenology, materiality or social/personal experience of glass through video. For example, you may be working on an animation with clear glass subjects. Perhaps you wish to speak about the nature of glass through non-glass materials. Maybe you see something that is captured only through the tools and format of video. It is possible that your experience of a certain phenomenon is remarkably un-glass-like and evident only as a choreographed act in video.  Or that the outcome of your artistic process builds an insightful or entertaining drama, best voiced through digital “film”.
In short, the relationship that you explore between these two media may be rational, personal, virtual, abstract, animated, narrative or process-based, as long as you have an understanding and appreciation for video as much as you do for its counterpart in material / phenomenon.
We seek works whose concepts may trace back to either the direct/mediated experience of glass or an active investigation of certain phenomena – optical, acoustical, olfactory, haptic, and yet, manifest only through the vocabulary of video. We seek self-contained video pieces, rather than documentation of ephemeral work unless it plays a greater role in the feature. Convince us. To this end, we also welcome proposals of new projects that you would like to make and that The Post-Glass* Video Festival could be a good platform for.
* please view the blog for more information about a “post-glass artist”.
To submit:
Please email yukanjali [arobas] gmail [point] com with a letter of interest that introduces your project. 
You may submit up to 3 works/ideas for consideration. Indicate whether finished /in-progress work or proposal in the subject line.  In the main body of the email, include a brief description (upto 250 words) outlining the work – concept, narrative, elements, duration, methodology.If you are submitting a proposal, tell us about the video you would like to make. Attach image/video/sound files as needed, less than 10MB.
Please label attachments as follows: yourlastname_entrynumber_ 
imagenumber.fileformat (eg. genius_01_03.mov for a movie file sent by Jane Genius in support of submission 1 and image 3 within that submission). Do not forget to list contact information at the bottom of your email to us.
We will contact you by Feb 15, 2010 to discuss details of curatorial support and a suitable timeline for the production of selected submissions between Feb and Jun 2010. We hope to make the post-glass video festival a travelling exhibit at various public locations. The venues are to be decided based on submissions received.
For more information and questions about the post-glass-ism and yukanjali’s last exhibit (How is this glass?) please visit http://howisthisglass.blogspot.com/ or email us.

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A ConceptPlus Call for Works, Exit Art, New York
Happiness / Sadness will open in Exit Art’s main gallery in Spring / Summer 2010
Deadline: January 29, 2010
ABOUT
This exhibition is an exploration of the dynamic of opposites. For Exit Art, the study of paradoxes is a vital purpose of culture. We are looking for works in any media that express, metaphorically or concretely, the notions of happiness and sadness. Artworks can explore one or both issues. Identifying happiness helps to understand sadness; one cannot exist without the other.
For thousands of years, philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, theologians and cultural critics such as Aristotle, Confucius, Locke, Camus, and the Dalai Lama have tried to understand, define or attain the elusive and desirable state of “happiness.” Is happiness a state of mind, an emotion, or neurologically coded? Are there true external sources of happiness, as pop-culture and mass marketing seem to suggest? Can happiness be produced through the use of modern pharmaceuticals?
There has been a recent surge of media attention on the topic of happiness. For instance, the country of Bhutan has declared happiness as its index of growth. Instead of a Gross Domestic Product, Bhutan has a Gross National Happiness Index, which is measured by the “four pillars of a happy society »: the economy, culture, the environment and good governance. The most popular course at Harvard University in Spring 2006, taught by Tal Ben-Shahar and attended by over 800 students, was on the topic of happiness. The Dalai Lama has said that happiness is the ultimate enlightenment, the state of being that we all strive for and that lies within our grasp. Even the Declaration of Independence names happiness as one of our unalienable rights in stating life, liberty and « the pursuit of happiness. »
Amidst stories of recession, war, and personal and political struggle, we want to offer artists a chance to think about and express the notions of happiness / sadness. Responses can be as varied as a presentation of one’s own sources of happiness and sadness; aesthetic or formal interpretations of the subject, whether critical or affirmative; a cross-cultural study on happiness and sadness; or a geographic, anthropologic, or scientific investigation of the concept.
We want to know what aesthetically and artistically these two concepts mean to the creative mind.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following:
• a description of the project, no more than one page
• a brief resume
AND
• up to 10 JPGs of the proposed project on CD or on the web (please send images at a low resolution to open quickly); up to 5 JPGs of previous work; and an image list with descriptions
OR
• a 3-5 minute NTSC DVD or Quicktime file on the web (if the DVD is longer than five minutes, be sure to indicate which part the panel should view)
Submissions will not be returned. Please send submissions to:
Exit Art
c/o Happiness/Sadness
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Or email your submission to Assistant Curator Lauren Rosati at lauren [arobas] exitart [point] org. Please put “Happiness/Sadness” in the subject heading.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
ABOUT CONCEPTPLUS
Exit Art currently works with a curatorial model called ConceptPlus, which begins with a theme or concept that is then publicized through a call for proposals. For each ConceptPlus idea, the curators first chose a group of artists that form the base of the exhibition. Then Exit Art issues an international call for artists to propose new or newly-contextualized work in response to a given theme or cultural condition. The exhibition is then curated by Exit Art’s curatorial staff, who view all the proposals for new work and work samples submitted by artists and select projects to be presented and/or commissioned for the exhibition. Every artist who submits a proposal has equal access to the curators, regardless of their previous experience, making ConceptPlus a highly democratic curatorial model.
exitart.org

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EYEBEAM OPEN CALL RESIDENCIES WINTER/SPRING 2010

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: DECEMBER 14, 2009
EYEBEAM, NEW YORK CITY (CHELSEA ART DISTRICT)

CONTEXT:Eyebeam is the leading not-for-profit art and technology center in the USA. Our unique collaborative environment fosters fellowships and residencies, research, education, public programming and a vital web space, eyebeam.org. We are located in the heart of NYC’s Chelsea art district in a resource rich 15,000 sq.ft. space. Please see the Fellows and Projects sections of our web site for information on current and previous work developed at Eyebeam.

OVERVIEW: You’ve got big ideas. You could use a little time and money, not to mention support and inspiration, to create a visionary project. Apply now for Eyebeam’s Winter/Spring 2010 Residency cycle. Residents are granted a $5,000 stipend and 24/7 access to Eyebeam’s state of the art digital design and fabrication studios at their Chelsea facility.

Up to five Residents will be selected for the upcoming 5-month cycle, which will run from March 1, 2010 to July 31, 2010.

SUPPORT: Eyebeam residencies support the creative research, production and presentation of initiatives querying art, technology and culture. The residency is a period of concentration and immersion in artistic investigation, research or production of visionary, experimental applications and projects. It is a chance to use the time, space and tools at Eyebeam to reach the next stage of your practice. Check out what our current and past residents have been doing on our website.

The ideal resident will both contribute to and benefit from the shared environment at Eyebeam, and will thrive in the group dedication to openness across the organization.

PARTICIPATION: Residents are expected to participate in public events including workshops, Open Office Hours (Tuesdays, 2 – 4), demonstrations of research in progress, panel discussions, and online releases, in addition to Open Studios (two-day events, held once in the residency period).

The program term is from beginning of March to the end of July. Residents will be selected from an open call, based on the quality of the work or research being proposed, the availability of the necessary tools and skills to support the work, and in consideration of the overarching research themes and activities of the organization.

Core to Eyebeam’s methodology is the brokering of relationships between artists, hackers, coders, engineers and other creative technologists in the context of an open and shared culture of investigation and critique. We foster and facilitate relationships whereby technologists and artists come together to germinate and incubate their ideas, develop new processes, and create new works through a period of immersion in a social and professional context which is rich in technology, expertise and ideas. Collaborative relationships at Eyebeam will be fostered though group critiques, discussions and projects; and between other Eyebeam Fellows, Residents, and Staff. MORE INFO >>

http://eyebeam.org/get-involved-residencies/calls/open-call-eyebeam-residencies-winterspring-2010

http://eyebeam.org/production/onlineapp/join_detail.php?program_id=95198

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: MTLE 2010 CHINA CITY PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 25, 2009

COME AND JOIN US-A CHANCE TO CHANGE THE CITY

Dear artists,
“MEANDERING Tai-Lake”– 2010China (Wuxi) International City Public Art (Sculpture) Exhibition, as one of the most new-sharp and dynamic public art event in China, is now calls for sculpture works globally, we sincerely invite you to join this event.

The first draft closing date is December 25th, 2009. The grand opening ceremony of this exhibition will be hold on between March and April, 2010, in China Wuxi (Tai-Lake) T -Park, selected works will be exhibited around ecological Tai-Lake, international high-tech new town T-Park, and as an important part of city public artistic scenery, these works will be permanently exhibit in T-Park city.

For more information, please contact curator executive office
Contact?Mr. Alex Zhang?Miss. Lilian Chow
E-mail: mtle [arobas] china-asian [point] com Tel?+86 -755-8343 5880
Web:http://mtle.china-asian.com/

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MEDIALAB PRADO – CALL FOR PROJECTS, OPEN UP, SPAIN

Open Up is a workshop for the development of projects for the digital facade in Medialab-Prado’s building. Until now, urban screens and digital façades have been greatly developed technically, but its contents, which are usually produced by advertisement agencies and occasionally artists, have been created, in many cases, during closed processes. Open Up suggests opening the processes of content production and explores collaborative systems of interaction and creation related to the digital façade (and therefore, public space).

* Where: Medialab-Prado, Madrid, Spain
* When: February 9 – 23
* Deadline for proposals: December 10

http://medialab-prado.es/

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International Exhibition NORD ART 2010 (12.06.–03.10.2010)
Deadline: 30 January 2010
Invitation for applications to participate at the international exhibition NORD ART 2010 (12.06.–03.10.2010)
KiC – Kunst in der Carlshütte, a non-profit initiative of the ACO Group, and the towns of Büdelsdorf and Rendsburg, organises an annual international exhibition of visual arts from June to the end of September. The art exhibited at Nord Art is selected by a jury and features all visual art media. The exhibition in summer 2009 displayed the work of 218 artists from 34 countries, selected from above 1000 applications.
Invitation for applications www.kic-nordart.de/ausschreibung_zur_nordar
Exhibition area: The old foundry building in the Carlshütte (20,000 m2), ACO Wagenremise (400 m2), ACO Gartenhaus (100 m2), a 60,000 square metre sculpture park, as well as public spaces in the towns of Büdelsdorf and Rendsburg.
Full Application Details
http://www.kic-nordart.de/files/InfoNA10_eng.pdf
Application documents: A folder (Din A4) with the following documents:
1. Application form (can be downloaded from here or sent by post upon request by sending us a stamped and addressed envelope (Euro 0.55 stamp)
2. Artist’s CV (short version)
3. List of the most important solo and group exhibitions
4. Photos of approx. 10 works which could be shown at Nord Art. Please label all the photos with the title, year of origin, technique, and size.
Please do not send any digital information or originals. Exception: DVD’s of video installations and performances.
Optional documents: own catalogues and press cuttings
5. If you wish your application documents to be returned, please supply a properly stamped and addressed envelope (if the address is outside Germany, please supply an adequate amount of ”coupon-réponse international”).

Application deadline and address: Please send the documents by 30 January 2010 at the latest (postmark) to the Nord-Art office at the following address: Wolfgang Gramm, Kanalblick 26, 24814 Sehestedt, Germany
Jury: The jury is made up of artists, an art historian, and the supervisory board and management of KiC. The jury will send out its decision in writing by the end of March 2010.
Delivery and other information: The works selected by the jury must be delivered to the Carlshütte, Vorwerksallee, 24782 Büdelsdorf, Germany, on 7 or 8 May 2009 (early delivery possible with the prior approval of the organisers). All of the delivered works will be insured subject to the general insurance conditions from the time of delivery to the time of collection. Transport costs are covered by the artist. We will be happy to help organise shared transport arrangements.
Opening ceremony and general opening times: Opening: Saturday 12 June 2010, 5 pm, Opening times: to 03.10.2010, Weds to Sun 11 am – 7 pm
Catalogue: A catalogue in DIN A4 format is produced for the exhibition with one page per artist. The digital photos and text on each of the participating artists is requested when the jury’s decision is sent out. The artists receive a free copy of the catalogue.
KiC Symposium: A symposium will be held in May 2010 in the run up to Nord Art. Approximately 10 artists are invited to attend the symposium. Large works for Nord Art are produced at the symposium. If you wish to attend the symposium, please mark the “Symposium” box in the application form. We also require details on the materials and dimensions, estimated time required, photos with examples of works, and a sketch where possible. The participants at the symposium enjoy free materials, a workplace, and accommodation at the exhibition site itself. The work created remains the property of the artist and will be exhibited at Nord Art for at least 2 years – with the exception of works which are sold.
Kunst in der Carlshütte, NORD ART 2010 Wolfgang Gramm Kanalblick 26 24814 Sehestedt Germany tel: 0049-4357996770 fax: 0049-4357996771 info [arobas] kic-nordart [point] de www.kic-nordart.de

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Call For Video Art Proposals: Constellations Project
Deadline: December 31, 2009
inbetweenspaces is seeking submissions for the video art project ‘Constellations’. Scheduled to coincide with the APT, the project will install contemporary video art from the Asia- Pacific Region in a range of gallery, business and private sites across the Brisbane CBD. The project aims to exhibit different types of video art from a range of practitioners including collaborative, performative and multi-channel works.
*The first round of submissions closes 27/11/09 but works will be continuously reviewed and accepted until the end of February 2010.
for more information contact: info [arobas] inbetweenspaces [point] org 
visit: http://www.inbetweenspaces.org/constellations
In the submission please include 
- name and contact information (including phone number and email address) 
- brief artist statement and bio (max A4 page) 
- title, date and brief description of proposed work 
- DVD of proposed work
please enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope if you would like your submission returned
mail the submission to: 
inbetweenspaces PO BOX 16121 Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA 4000

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Call For Media Artists: Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop, Seattle
Seattle seeks artist for Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop artwork 
Selected artist to create new media work for urban trail 
Deadline: January 12, 2010
SEATTLE— Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to create a new media artwork for the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop.
http://www.seattle.gov/arts/publicart/calls_for_art.asp
Named for a Duwamish chief, the six-mile loop links more than 35 pocket parks and waterways around Lake Union. The multi-use trail connects diverse neighborhoods and passes through a variety of urban spaces, including residential areas, industrial areas and a working waterfront with historical maritime uses.
The selected artist or artist team will create a new media project drawing on the history and/or context of the site. Possible media include podcast- or cell-phone based audio work, audio and/or video tours using mobile media and GPS, and walking tours or interactive events using the Web.
The call is open to professional artists living in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California or British Columbia. The $18,000 budget includes design, fabrication and installation costs. The application deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. A link to the online application and guidelines is available at www.seattle.gov/arts.

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The Rea Garden Residency, Birmingham, UK
Deadline: 17 December, 2009
The Rea Garden is an outdoor artist project space based in the centre of industrial Digbeth, Birmingham. The space itself was cut-off from the public for around twenty years due to a fire in the adjoining warehouse which resulted in the location being boarded up.
During 2009 and 2010 Behind Closed Doors are hosting four artist residencies at The Rea Garden, offering artists the opportunity to spend time in the space, producing new site responsive works and exhibiting the work to the public.
The residency will last for 10 weeks. This will culminate in a two week exhibition, open to the public with a private viewing. The resident can access the space at all times and the residency will involve the space being open to the public at least one day a week.
There is a bursary of £1000 to cover artists’ fees, as well as a budget of up to £500 for materials and equipment.
Further Information
 behindcloseddoors.org.uk/?page_id=144

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12 DECEMBRE 2009 : JOURNEE INTERNATIONALE « DON’T NUKE THE CLIMATE »
La campagne internationale « Don’t nuke the climate ! » (Ni nucléaire, ni effet de serre) rassemble à ce jour plus de 300 organisations partenaires dans 42 pays. C’est dans ce cadre qu’aura lieu, le samedi 12 décembre, la journée internationale « Don’t nuke the climate ! ». Ce même jour, une grande manifestation unitaire se déroulera à Copenhague pour interpeller les décideurs réunis au sommet international sur le climat.
http://www.dont-nuke-the-climate.org/