nouvelles et appels de dossiers du 9 août 2013

La Liste de l’Association des groupes en arts visuels francophones présente les nouvelles de ses membres au Manitoba, en Ontario, au Nouveau-Brunswick et en Nouvelle-Écosse, et compile les appels de dossiers en arts visuels, arts médiatiques, performance, art public, etc.

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Nouvelles des membres de l’AGAVF

 

Marie-France Tremblay en résidence à Imago
Marie-France Tremblay en résidence à Imago

Atelier d’estampe Imago (Moncton)
Marie-France Tremblay en résidence
du 5 au 14 août 2013
140, rue Botsford, rez-de-chaussée du Centre culturel Aberdeen
www.atelierimago.com

Le Trécarré (Pointe-de-l’Église)
Valérie Nadon, Diane Nadon, Dnise Comeau, Rolande Comeau, Jocelyne Comeau, Nora Robicheau, Pamela Maher, Dany Sheehy Noëlla DeMille, Jay LeBlanc, Claude Chaloux, Karen Boudreau, Dora VanOnselen, Dianne Surette, Rose-Marie Comeau Maher, Angelina Comeau Paul Wyman, Clyde Deveau, Jody ThibodeauLes mots – The words
Juillet et août 2013
Université Sainte-Anne
Pointe-de-l’Église, Nouvelle-Écosse
letrecarre.blogspot.com

Maison des artistes visuels (Saint-Boniface)
Andrée-Anne Dupuis BurretLa chambre matricielle
du 20 juin au 30 août 2013
219, boulevard Provencher
Saint-Boniface, Manitoba
www.maisondesartistes.mb.ca

Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle (Ottawa)
Suzanne Joos
du 6 juillet au 13 août 2013
81 avenue Beechwood
Vanier, Ontario
www.voixvisuelle.ca

Galerie d’art Louise et Reuben-Cohen (Moncton)
Punctum: sept approches photographiques
avec Rémi Belliveau, Marika Drolet-Ferguson, Thaddeus Holownia, Mathieu Léger, Aaron McKenzie Fraser, Blake Michel Morin et Julie Thibault-Forgues
Commissaire: Annie France Noël
du 12 juin au 15 septembre 2013
Pavillon Clément-Cormier
Centre universitaire de Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick
www.umoncton.ca/umcm-ga

Galerie SAW Gallery (Ottawa)
Joar Nango – A temporary substitute for something else
du 7 juin au 17 août 2013
67, rue Nicolas
Ottawa, Ontario
www.galeriesawgallery.com

1. appels en français du Canada

Maison des artistes visuels – Saint-Boniface – 13 septembre
Orange, l’évènement d’art actuel de Saint-Hyacinthe – recherche un.e commissaire – 23 septembre
Folie/Culture – Québec – 6 septembre
.dpi 28 – recherche textes – 13 septembre
Dazibao – Montréal – en tout temps
Diagonale – Montréal – 1er novembre
Action Art Actuel – Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu – en tout temps

2. appels en anglais du Canada

Papirmasse – par la poste – 21 août
Indigenous routes – 12 août
Urban screen art projects – en cours
Truck contemporary art – Calgary – 30 août
Latitude 53 – Edmonton – 30 septembre – main room et 15 octobre projex room
City of Saskatchewan – temporary public art placemaker program – 23 août
Artbomb – internet – en tout temps
The Alternator Gallery – Kelowna – en cours
Octavia Films – short film grants – 15 août
RBC Emerging Designer Competition – Toronto – 30 septembre
8 Fest – Toronto – 30 septembre

3. appels internationaux

Ars electronica and Zaragoza City of knowledge foundation – 15 septembre
Japan media arts festival – 12 septembre
miniprint Finland – 15 septembre
periscope – Salzburg – 1er septembre
Dak’Art – 15 septembre
eva international – Irelande – 2 septembre
Szpilman Award – 30 septembre

4. résidences

résidences/ateliers Vivegnis – Liège – 15 septembre
Noday rural art lab – São Pedro do Sul, Portugal – 31 octobre
International photographer in residence – Jersey Channel Islands – 10 septembre
Sharon Wolfe Artist Residency – Toronto – 30 août
U of Art Jackson Court Project – Rochester – 19 août
Atelier Topaz – Ontario – en tout temps

5. art public

Nouveau tracé du chemin Trim – Ottawa – 26 août
Bike Rack Art – Snowmass Village, Colorado, ÉUA – 12 août
Srt Plinth at Brighouse Station – Richmond – 7 octobre
art public à Bergen, Norvège – 19 août
Placemaker Program – Saskatoon – 23 août
National Holocaust Monument – Ottawa – 4 septembre

6. divers

Appel à communication – Colloque L’Acadie dans tous ses défis: Journée d’étude « Arts et littérature »

1. appels en français du Canada

 

APPEL: Maison des artistes visuels de Saint-Boniface

Appel de soumission de projets pour l’année de programmation 2014-2015

Date de tombée : Le vendredi 13 septembre 2013
Mandat artistique : La Maison des artistes visuels francophones (MDA) est un centre d’artistes en art actuel œuvrant avec la communauté francophone du Manitoba, la communauté francophone élargie et toutes les instances qui interagissent avec elles. Elle soutient la diffusion d’œuvres dans toutes les disciplines par des expositions, des échanges, des ateliers et des résidences d’artistes. Elle offre un soutien particulier aux artistes émergents dans la présentation de leurs premières expositions, et un cadre adapté pour les propositions d’artistes plus établis et pour les commissaires. Elle s’appuie sur un dialogue critique dans l’orientation de sa programmation et de ses projets. À travers le réseautage et les partenariats, la Maison des artistes encourage l’ouverture aux formes d’expression venues d’ailleurs pour dynamiser la communauté. Pour promouvoir la professionnalisation de ses membres, elle organise des formations et des causeries.
Vous êtes invités à soumettre une proposition d’exposition en art actuel pour l’année de programmation 2014-2015.

Critères de soumissions :
• avoir une formation spécialisée dans le domaine ou être reconnu par ses pairs ou être artiste émergent en art contemporain ou commissaire avec un projet à soumettre
• avoir la capacité de communiquer en français
Documents à soumettre :
• démarche artistique
• description du projet d’exposition
• un maximum de 15 exemples de travaux récents sur CD ou DVD (chaque minute de vidéo équivaux une image)
• liste détaillée du matériel d’appui (titre, médium, dimension, date)
• un curriculum vitae à jour (maximum 3 pages)
• dossier de presse (facultatif)
• une enveloppe de retour suffisamment affranchie (faute de retour de dossier)

Aucune soumission ne sera acceptée sans le matériel d’appui requis.
Processus de sélection :
Les expositions seront sélectionnées par un jury selon le mérite
artistique, tout en respectant le mandat de la MDA.
Veuillez faire parvenir votre dossier à : Comité de sélection
La Maison des artistes
219, boulevard Provencher Saint-Boniface (MB) R2H 0G4
Pour plus d’information : 204-237-5964 | artistes [arobas] mts [point] net

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ORANGE, L’événement d’art actuel de Saint-Hyacinthe

APPEL DE CANDIDATURE
5e ÉDITION – Automne 2015

Commissaire d’exposition

DATE LIMITE : 23 septembre 2013
ORANGE, L’événement d’art actuel de Saint-Hyacinthe lance un appel de candidature aux commissaires d’exposition
pour la 5e édition de l’événement, qui aura lieu en septembre et octobre 2015.

Pour de plus amples informations, voir le communiqué ci-joint.
expression.qc.ca/orange4

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APPEL: Folie/Culture

Appel de projet
D’un bord à l’autre de la baie vitrée
Québec, le 12 juin 2013 — Folie/Culture, organisme en art actuel qui suscite la réflexion sur des questions de santé mentale en empruntant des pistes de recherche inusitées, vous invite à soumettre vos projets, même les plus fous ! Vous êtes artiste professionnel ou un collectif d’artistes et vous avez des idées surprenantes, indomptables, extravagantes ? Ça pourrait nous séduire ! Par son mandat ouvert, Folie/Culture favorise la pluridisciplinarité, mais est également sensible à toutes les pratiques artistiques.
Nous vous demandons d’envoyer vos propositions avant le 6 septembre pour des projets de toutes disciplines sur la thématique D’un bord à l’autre de la baie vitrée.
Depuis Alice, la baie vitrée n’est plus un obstacle. Elle est une membrane de transition et de passage. Mais cette membrane contient en elle une dynamique étrange qui fait basculer le monde et la perception que nous en avons selon le côté où nous nous tenons. Dans les hôpitaux, les cages vitrées sont des espaces antivirus, des enfermements qui condamnent pourtant tous ceux qui s’y retrouvent. Dans les commerces, les baies vitrées séparent les esthètes contemplatifs des consommateurs compulsifs. Dans les maisons, elles protègent des orages et invitent cependant aux excursions dans le risque.
Dans un échange réel ou symbolique, la baie vitrée marque une scission du monde d’abord de manière dichotomique : inclusion / exclusion; intimité / extimité; fous / pas fous; personnel traitant / patients, etc. Mais selon les effets de la lumière, elle contient des images qui sont des reflets de chaque position en fonction de l’angle de perception, pulvérisant ainsi la séparation du monde selon une approche binaire. Ainsi, selon ma place d’un bord ou l’autre de la baie vitrée, quel est mon pouvoir, que devient mon autonomie, quand suis-je tout à coup aliéné et confiné à une fonction propre à chaque côté de la vitre ? En s’appuyant sur cet écoulement d’un monde rigide dans la fluidité de l’image de l’autre bord de la baie vitrée, peut-on ébranler la certitude et la fausse sécurité des enfermements ? Car dans la vraie vie, fous et non-fous cohabitent, les objets du commerce sont mythifiés dans les vitrines, mais traînent aussi dans les dépotoirs, artistes et non-artistes sur des sensibilités semblables dans leurs relations aux expériences esthétiques.
La sélection des projets se fera à l’automne 2013 et les propositions retenues seront présentées au courant de l’année 2014-2015. Notez que nous n’avons pas de locaux ni d’équipement de production ou de diffusion, ce qui nous oblige à entretenir d’étroites collaborations et à réinventer les lieux de diffusion.
Votre dossier doit contenir : un curriculum vitæ, une courte biographie, une description de votre projet, votre démarche artistique, un CD ou DVD d’œuvres récentes (maximum 10) ainsi qu’une enveloppe de retour préaffranchie.
Faites parvenir vos projets par la poste à l’adresse suivante : Comité de programmation Folie/Culture
281, rue De Saint-Vallier Est, Québec (Québec) G1K 3P5
ou
Par Internet via un lien Drop Box à l’adresse suivante : programmation [arobas] folieculture [point] org

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.dpi 28 (Automne 2013)
Dossier : Cultures genrées sur Internet
Coordonnatrice de dossier invitée : Jennifer Chan
Dans le cadre du dossier de son 28e numéro, .dpi examine Internet en tant que site hétérogène permettant la délibération et la mise au défi d’idéaux de genre. Sur Internet, les utilisateur-rice-s aux intérêts communs ont la possibilité de trouver des communautés basées sur la production de conversations portant à la fois sur le féminisme et le masculinisme. Tel que proposé par la théoricienne Donna Haraway et l’artiste et théoricienne Coco Fusco, les débuts de l’Internet auraient accéléré le potentiel d’émancipation de la performance de genre alors que les frontières entre les corps et les machines auraient permis à des subjectivités de genre, historiquement marginalisées et invisibles, d’être entendues. Inversement, le déséquilibre historique des structures de représentation soutenues par les musées et les institutions d’enseignement des arts se heurtent à ces intentions optimistes retrouvées sur Internet.

À la lumière d’une majorité de rédacteurs de Wikipédia qui s’identifie en tant qu’hommes et de la récurrence des critiques à propos de la disparité de la représentation des genres dans le monde du jeu vidéo et du net art, les écarts en ce qui à trait à la représentation des femmes et des personnes queer dans les pratiques artistiques dans le domaine des nouveaux médias et des arts technologiques demeurent inexpliqués et non résolus. D’un côté, la relation complexe et enchevêtrée entre le discours social et la représentation des genres en ligne doit être examinée, puisque des idéaux rigides de la masculinité et de la féminité persistent aujourd’hui au sein des communautés Web telles que celles retrouvées sur OKCupid et AskMen ainsi que dans les forums MPUA (rencontres d’artistes). D’un autre côté, les pratiques artistiques qui se réapproprient et/ou remettent en question ces définitions pourraient ouvrir la porte à de nouvelles manières de comprendre la construction sociale du genre.

Alors que les collectifs cyberféministes des années 90 cherchaient à infiltrer le monde du net.art dominé par les hommes, les pratiques féministes en réseau sont plurielles aujourd’hui. Les premier-ère-s artistes utilisateur-rice-s, telles que Netochka Nezvanova et la défunte LaTurbo Avedon, exploitaient l’anonymat des réseaux afin de projeter des personnages et des intérêts instables. De nos jours, la critique féministe en ligne reflète les réalités et aspirations genrées des utilisateur-rice-s, du remix subversif de la culture populaire jusqu’au commentaire latent des aggrégations d’images sur les tumblrs. Ailleurs sur le net, l’écriture honnête de blogueuses et d’auteures comme Karley Sciortino (Slutever) et Marie Calloway ont provoqué un tollé dans la blogosphère relativement à l’auto-représentation artistique « adéquate » de la sexualité féminine. Ultimément, les notions binaires du genre (masculinité et féminité), en tant que performance acculturée qui imite les idéaux socialisés, se manifestent dans la technologie et en sont également le produit. Pourtant, ces conventions sont déstabilisées à travers la délibération entre utilisateur-rice-s portant sur de telles représentations au sein de l’espace informel du Web (1). Quelles sortes de pratiques et de représentations sont actuellement importantes pour les femmes et les personnes queer? Quelles conversations reflètent les réalités de la distribution des genres actuellement en art et sur Internet? À quoi ressemblerait un environnement en ligne réellement post-genre? Quelles sortes d’usages du réseau feraient une brèche dans les idées existantes de la performance incarnée?

Liste non-exhaustive d’exemples de sujets recherchés :
– des analyses en ligne de la culture queer, transgenre et/ou hétérosexuelle;
– les pratiques artistiques en réseau et les conversations sur les féminismes et le « queerness »;
– des descriptions de conversations et de pratiques non-académiques, artistiques et féministes facilitées par Internet;
– la structure genrée d’Internet;
– des analyses féministes de la sous-culture d’Internet;
– des entretiens avec des personnes créatives travaillant sur ces thèmes;
– des déclarations et des manifestes;
– des historiques alternatifs de pratiques artistiques féministes en ligne.

Nous accueillons des textes et/ou projets complétés par toute personne intéressée, peu importe l’identité et l’orientation sexuelle.

(1) Jack Judith Halberstam. « Automating Gender : Postmodern Feminism in the Age of the Intelligent Machine », Feminist Studies, Vol. 17, No. 3. (Automne 1991), 440.

Soumettre un texte et/ou un projet
.dpi est à la recherche de soumissions appropriées au (ou issues du) Web incluant le texte, l’image, le son, la vidéo, l’animation, l’interactivité, la combinaison de ces médias, ou toute autre forme, produites de manière collaborative ou individuelle. Les contributions peuvent prendre la forme de courts essais, critiques, entrevues, études de cas, comptes-rendus, œuvres (ou extraits), ou une forme inattendue. Le comité de rédaction encourage la soumission de projets plus libres à caractère non-académique. La longueur des textes peut varier entre 500 et 1500 mots (maximum), selon la forme et les médias utilisés.

Veuillez faire parvenir votre texte et/ou projet complété (accompagné d’images, de vidéos, d’hyperliens, etc.), une courte biographie (100 mots) par personne impliquée, un résumé (100 mots), ainsi que trois à cinq mots-clés, d’ici le vendredi 13 septembre 2013 à : revuedpi(at)gmail.com

Un cachet est offert selon la longueur et la complexité de la contribution. Les auteur-e-s et artistes sont responsables de tous les droits d’auteur en lien avec le contenu soumis.

Les contributions non liées à la thématique du dossier sont également bienvenues et seront considérées pour publication dans la partie hors-dossier de la revue.

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Appel de projets d’exposition et de publication
À l’automne 2013, Dazibao s’installera au 5445-5455 de Gaspé : nouveau point névralgique pour les arts visuels à Montréal! Nos espaces compteront une galerie d’environ 140 mètres carrés (1500 pieds carrés) et une salle de projection de 25 places. Le centre sollicite vos projets en vue de sa programmation 2014-2015.

APPEL DE PROJETS D’EXPOSITION ET DE PUBLICATION POUR LA PROGRAMMATION 2014-2015

PROPOSITIONS ACCEPTÉES EN TOUT TEMPS

La programmation de Dazibao regroupe des propositions reçues dans le cadre de nos appels de dossiers et/ou choisies à l’initiative du centre.
VOTRE PROPOSITION D’EXPOSITION OU DE PUBLICATION DOIT COMPRENDRE :
1. une description précise du projet
2. un texte expliquant votre démarche artistique
3. de la documentation visuelle de vos oeuvres (17 MB maximum) ou un lien vers celle-ci
4. un curriculum vitæ
Merci de n’envoyer de projet qu’une fois l’an.
Seules les propositions envoyées à dossiers [arobas] dazibao-photo [point] org seront considérées.
Les réponses seront communiquées dans les six mois.

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Programmation régulière
Prochain appel : 1er novembre 2013
DIAGONALE invite les commissaires et les artistes en arts visuels à proposer leurs dossiers pour la programmation régulière du centre.
L’appel de dossier s’adresse à tous les artistes qu’ils soient des artistes « occasionnels » de la fibre ou des inconditionnels du domaine.
DIAGONALE regroupe des artistes du Québec et du Canada. Il a pour premier objectif la promotion et la diffusion du travail des artistes en arts visuels qui utilisent les techniques et/ou les procédés relevant du domaine des arts de la fibre. Le centre établit un dialogue avec les artistes de toutes les disciplines afin de favoriser le métissage au niveau des idées.
Art / Fibre
Il faut mieux parler de fibre et non de textile qui est une matière propre à être tissée. La fibre désigne quant à elle toute matière filamenteuse de forme allongée, d’origine naturelle ou non, qui entre dans la composition d’un corps ou d’un objet. Ses qualités tactiles ainsi que sa structure molle et flexible constituent des potentialités spécifiques indéniables.
Entrent dans la catégorie : la fibre, le fil et le tissu incluant les fibres végétales, animales, synthétiques et artificielles, les fils métalliques, les tubulures plastiques, les lanières de cuir, les languettes de bois, les bandelettes de papiers et la fourrure.
Les techniques et les procédés comprennent toutes les formes de construction et de traitement possible ; couture, tissage, haute lice, maillage, tressage, nouage, dentelle, broderie, laminage, façonnage, feutrage, taille direct, assemblage, gaufrage, feutrage, pliage, froissage, entrelacs, plissage, moulage, teinture, etc.
En prenant compte le concept fibre on doit ajouter les possibilités d’intégration de techniques et de matériaux propres à d’autres pratiques. La fibre peut être évoquée, représentée ou utilisée.  On retrouve de tout chez DIAGONALE : la peinture, la sculpture, l’installation, la vidéo, la performance …
Les artistes ou les projets d’exposition sont sélectionnés par un comité de membres et d’invités extérieurs. DIAGONALE encourage la réalisation d’activités novatrices qui élargissent la notion de concept fibre.
Le dossier doit comprendre :
•    Curriculum vitae
•    Démarche artistique
•    10 à 15 images (72 dpi) et une liste descriptive des images
•    Proposition de projet
•    Dossier de presse, s’il y a lieu
Les artistes intéressés doivent faire parvenir leur dossier PAR COURRIEL à : info [arobas] artdiagonale [point] orgwww.artdiagonale.org/appel-de-dossiers.html

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APPEL DE DOSSIERS EN TOUT TEMPS
En vue de sa saison 2013-2014, Action Art Actuel invite les artistes, les groupes d’artistes et les commissaires à proposer un dossier à son comité de programmation. En plus des présentations en salle; installations, sculptures, œuvres en deux dimensions, AAA portera une attention particulière aux dossiers combinant une intervention hors les murs tel que performances, art relationnel, collaboration avec le public.
Votre dossier qui doit contenir :
• Une lettre de présentation
• Un curriculum vitae
• Une description du projet proposé
• Un texte explicatif de votre démarche artistique
• 12 images numériques format jpeg de moins de 2Mo
• Une liste descriptive des documents visuels
• Toutes autres informations pertinentes, telles que : dossier de presse, site Web, etc.
Action Art Actuel respecte les barèmes établis par CARFAC pour le paiement des cachets d’artistes.
Les artistes et les commissaires peuvent faire parvenir leur dossier par la poste à l’adresse suivante :
Action Art Actuel

190 rue Richelieu

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec) 
J3B 6X4
INFORMATION 
Marie Hébert
 450 357-2178
direction [arobas] action-art-actuel [point] org

www.action-art-actuel.org

 

2. appels en anglais du Canada

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Papirmasse Affordable Art Subscription
Papirmasse is a magazine, work of art, and social experiment all rolled into one. We want everyone to have art – real art. Not the fake paintings sold at department stores or the same tired old posters every college student has. No! We want images to travel, and people to get excited about seeing. Our eyes are beautiful things.
Paintings are expensive because they are one-of-a-kind. But prints can multiply.
Our mandate is to create a new generation of art collectors by making art accesible for all. This is art that comes to you, whoever and wherever you are.
We showcase the freshest work from over 30 artists and writers every year. If you are an artist or a writer, now is your chance to have your work sent around the world!
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: AUGUST 21, 2013
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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS:
2013 INDIGENOUS ROUTES - NATIVES ONLINE
Online and Mobile Development Commission

About Indigenous Routes:
The Indigenous Routes Collective was founded in 2011 by 
Amanda Strong, Archer Pechawis and Ben Donoghue to carry 
out community collaborative projects producing interactive 
documentaries, and to provide new media opportunities for 
Indigenous youth. Indigenous Routes is a collaboration 
between professional media artists and Indigenous peoples 
towards the production of interactive media exploring personal 
narratives of native space. http://www.indigenousroutes.ca

The Indigenous Routes Collective is currently looking for two 
Ontario-based indigenous artists for a commission to produce 
new web or mobile-based applications, games, and/or sites 
reflecting native culture. This project is open to all indigenous* 
artists resident in Ontario, with priority given to individuals 
outside major urban centres.

This project will commission two new projects for web and 
mobile dissemination. These will fall into simple video games 
or basic interactive projects. Due to server constraints all projects 
can involve only text, photo, geolocation and some audio. The 
possibilities extend from local works exploring geolocation to 
video games exploring native realities. We are primarily 
interested in proposals that reflect contemporary native culture 
in your community. This is an open call and every support in 
the project will follow the accepted projects.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 5:00pm

This Indigenous Routes Project is supported by the Ontario Arts 
Council (www.arts.on.ca), the Liaison of Independent 
Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) (www.lift.ca), and the Hand Eye 
Society (www.handeyesociety.com).

Full details:
http://lift.ca/community/indigenous-routes-2013-call-native-
participants
http://lift.ca

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National Call for Proposals from Artists and Curators for Urban Screen Art Projects

 

 

Digital screens and billboards offer new sites for the public display of arts and cultural projects, and new opportunities for the exchange of ideas. The 2013 Art in Transit program features 25 local and national projects on a variety of Pattison ‘urban screen’ and print media across Canada.

 

 

Pattison Onestop is now accepting proposals by artists and curators for original projects to include in our 2014 Art in Transit program. Possible venues/media include the network of screens in the Toronto subway system; screens in the Edmonton LRT; screens in the Calgary airport; our national digital mall network of over 300 screens, and digital billboards. Most of our screens are silent, and interactivity is not possible. We also occasionally work with HD (and 4K) video walls and print media such as subway posters and bus cards.

 

 

Video, animation, photo, digital imagery, illustration, text and conceptual projects are acceptable. Work for the Toronto and Edmonton transit can be produced as a series of 30 or 60 seconds pieces. Work for our network of shopping mall screens can be produced as a series of 15 or 30 seconds pieces. Please note that artwork is screened once every 10 minutes on the TTC and once every 5 minutes on the mall network.

 

 

Work for digital billboards can be produced as as series of 6 or 8 second pieces. Some digital billboards support video (8 seconds) and some support still imagery (6 seconds). Please note that artwork is screened about once per minute on digital billboards.

 

 

Artists are reminded that their work will exist within the context of a public forum and should reflect an awareness of such an open platform for artistic communication. Depending on the scope of the project, artist fees may be available.

 

 

For examples of past programming visit www.artintransit.ca.

 

 

Instructions for proposals:

Proposals must include CV/bio plus 5 – 10 examples of past work (jpgs or links).

Proposals can be emailed, shared via dropbox, or sent by mail.

If emailing proposal, email must not be larger than 5MB.

Address your email with the subject heading: Art in Transit PROPOSAL

 

 

Send to:

Sharon Switzer, Arts Programmer and Curator, Pattison Onestop

266 King Street West, Suite 300, Toronto ON, M5V 1H8

sswitzer [arobas] pattisononestop [point] com

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TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2013 (post-marked accepted)

The Second Story Art Society O/A TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary is a non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the development and public presentation of contemporary art. Since it was founded in 1983 the Society has facilitated over 500 exhibitions in addition to countless activities and events in support of cultural development and contemporary art appreciation. Currently, TRUCK hosts 15 exhibitions annually in its two exhibition venues, and various collaborative events and activities with other arts groups and nonprofit organizations.

TRUCK’s Main Space gallery is programmed through an annual call for submissions as well as by curated exhibitions. TRUCK hosts eight exhibitions each year in this space and accepts applications from professional artists only. TRUCK’s definition of a professional artist is someone who has:

  • completed his/her basic training (or the equivalent)
  • produced an independent body of work
  • presented their work in a professional context
  • maintained an independent professional practice for at least one year.

Undergraduate students currently enrolled in school, college or university are not eligible to apply, however this restriction only applies to our Main Space and students are welcome to apply to our +15 Window and CAMPER spaces. Graduate students are eligible only if they meet TRUCK Gallery’s definition of a professional artist.

Please note: TRUCK is moving to a new location and will be located at 2009 10 Ave SW as of August 1, 2013. It is vital to review the new floor plan in consideration of submitting a proposal.

VIEW THE MAIN SPACE FLOOR PLAN

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

TRUCK accepts submission in ELECTRONIC FORMAT ONLY. Please send all written support as a SINGLE PDF FILE. Images must be in JPEG FORMAT burned to a single CD. Please do not send any paper documents, printed images, or return envelopes as submissions will not be returned. Please do not e-mail submissions. Submissions should be postmarked no later then August 30. Late Submissions will not be accepted.

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

1. A completed application form (also available for download in Word format)

2. Proposal (maximum of 1 pages): Clearly describe the proposed exhibition or project. Provide details about your spatial, and material requirements, including equipment needs. Explain what kind of venue is best suited to your proposed work (gallery, theatre, off-site, public space, etc).

3. Artist Statement (maximum of 1 page): Contextualizes the work submitted within your artistic practice.

4. Curriculum Vitae (maximum of 3 pages): Describe your artistic background (e.g. education, grants, scholarships or awards received, professional status, previous exhibitions or performances, commissions, professional memberships, articles, etc.)

5. Images/Support Material: 10 to 15 JPEG images (maximum 1MB each) and/or DVD for video. All images must be numbered and labeled to match the corresponding image list.

6. Image List

7. Budget for curatorial projects, touring exhibitions, and proposals for group exhibitions please provide a clear budget of anticipated expenses and related fees for the exhibitions.

Please Note:

Digital images: Should be in JPEG format, 300 dpi and no larger than 1MB in size. File names should correspond to the image list.

Video: Submit only the material that demonstrates your artistic accomplishments related to the proposed project, and please limit each example to five minutes in length.

Submissions should be addressed to:

Programming Committee
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
2009 10 Ave SW
Calgary AB, T3C 0K4

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

TRUCK welcomes proposals for new or recent work by contemporary artists, artist collectives, curators or collaborations practicing within and/or across disciplines and media. To gain a greater understanding of the gallery and programming please review our past exhibitions.

TRUCK currently facilitates exhibitions and projects in three venues: the Main Space, +15 Window Space, and CAMPER. TRUCK aims to support a wide range of artistic practices, we encourage submissions for offsite projects by artists whose work is not easily presented within a traditional gallery space. Please follow the guidelines for submissions carefully and include all necessary items to ensure your submission will be reviewed!

The TRUCK Programming Committee selects proposals through a peer-reviewed process. The Committee is comprised of board members who have extensive visual, performance, and media art backgrounds. Proposals will be selected based on consideration of the following criteria: artistic merit of the proposed project, fit with TRUCK Gallery’s mandate, feasibility of the proposed budget, and the ability of TRUCK Gallery to provide appropriate space/support for the project. TRUCK is committed to paying a minimum of CARFAC fees, and when possible provides travel support for our exhibiting artists.

Unfortunately TRUCK has limited resources and is unable to consider projects that require production support. We will endeavor to provide what assistance where we can for the presentation and exhibition of work, but operate within our meager resources.

Tips:

* Do NOT e-mail submissions

* Burn all materials to ONE disc

* Include ALL required materials, including a completed application form.

* Following the submission guidelines will ensure your submission is reviewed

* Make sure your written proposal is clear and concise

* Include your name on all pages and images submitted

* Do NOT send Powerpoint presentations, slides, printed images, or VHS tapes

* Do not send original works of art

* Do not submit a website address in lieu of digital files.

* Submissions must be Mac OS X compatible

 

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Submissions

Latitude 53 Society of Artists is a not-for profit artist-run centre. Its purpose is to encourage contemporary artistic endeavors, to foster experimental cultural development, and to stimulate dialogue within the art community. A forum for dialogue about contemporary art practices is provided through exhibitions, criticism and projects.

Latitude 53 is willing to take risks in its programming and is fully prepared to support experimental ideas. Through the presentation of content-oriented art, our programs generate dialogue, political debate, and large-scale public awareness and discussion. Through proactive programming, which combines ongoing selections with a standard submission process that can remain flexible and responsive to current events in our community and elsewhere, we feel we can serve our community by providing more interesting, radical and provoking exhibitions.

Latitude 53 has a non-discriminatory exhibition policy and pays full artist fees in agreement with the CARFAC Schedule.

View the gallery floor plan

  • MAIN SPACEArtists and curators are invited to submit individual or group proposals in any media for the upcoming programming year. The projects for this space will be reviewed and selected by a peer jury. Submission deadline is twice a year: April 30 and September 30.
  • ProjEX ROOMArtists and collectives (emerging to established) are invited to submit proposals of projects in any media. This site is specifically for members, other artists, and cultural producers to exhibit works in progress, ideas that are in the middle stages of development, projects exploring and expanding the parameters of new media, or work that comments on current sociopolitical issues and for artists to receive critical discourse about their work. Projects are programmed on an ongoing basis as to remain flexible and timely.The ProjEx Room is an initiative of Latitude 53 that showcases the work of artists and cultural producers experimenting with visual culture. This work is often in process and provides the artist opportunities to expand upon their research and development in and generates dialogue between artists and audiences about the work. At this current time, Latitude 53 is unable to provide travel assistance so artist should consider this limitation prior to submitting for a space within the ProJEX Room space.The projects for this space will be reviewed and selected by the Executive Director. Submission deadlines: 15 January; 15 April; 15 July; and 15 October.

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Project description
  • Artist or Curatorial statement
  • Curriculum Vitae (4 pages maximum)
  • 15 digital images of proposed or recent work
    on a Compact Disc (JPEG format, 300 dpi, 6×6 inches, RGB)
  • Digital Video Disc or Compact Disc for video or audio work
  • Image List (including title, medium, date and size)
  • Web address/URL if available
  • Press kit (4 pages maximum)
  • Contact information (mailing address, phone number and email)
  • Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (for return of submission materials)

We do not accept:

  • Email submissions
  • URL’s exclusively as support material
  • Original artwork
  • Slides, VHS tapes or audio cassette
  • PowerPoint format
  • Fax submissions

Please print out all written material and do not staple. Do not include any other files in your digital image disc except for your images.

Send submissions to:

MAIN SPACE:

Programming Committee
Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture
10248-106 Street, Edmonton, AB
T5J 1H5
Canada

ProjEX ROOM:

Todd Janes, Executive Director
Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture
10248-106 Street
Edmonton, AB
T5J 1H5
Canada

For more information, contact us at program [arobas] latitude53 [point] org or (780) 423 5353

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CITY OF SASKATOON INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE Temporary Public Art PLACEMAKER PROGRAM

The City of Saskatoon (City) is pleased to invite independent artists or teams of artists to submit applications for its Placemaker Program that provides temporary public art to key commercial districts in Saskatoon.

Proposals may be two or three dimensional work, installations, interventions, or digital media such as video projection; they may offer participatory experiences or include performance components.

Applications may be submitted for either a completed work in the artist’s possession or for proposed new work. The City’s Visual Arts Placement Jury adjudicates the applications and selects the works to be exhibited in consultation with representatives from the Downtown, Broadway, Riversdale, and Sutherland Business Improvement Districts and City staff.

The deadline for applications is August 23, 2013. For an information package and application form, please visit www.saskatoon.ca and search under « U » for Urban Design.

www.saskatoon.ca/DEPARTMENTS/Community%20Services/PlanningDevelopment/UrbanDesign/Documents/Placemaker%20Call%20for%20Proposal%20July%205%202013.pdf

The current Placemaker Program public art featured around the City will continue to be on display until March of 2014.

For more City of Saskatoon Public Service Announcements, News Releases, Traffic Detours and Service Alerts, visit www.saskatoon.ca or connect with the City of Saskatoon on Twitter and Facebook.

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Short Film Grants


Octavia Films is now accepting applications to its Short Film Grants Program.  These grants are awarded within the range of $300-$1000, to women in the early years of their filmmaking career who can demonstrate a sound knowledge of the craft and show strong potential for future artistic achievement. The grant is intended for the post-production stage.

Eligibility for the Short Film Grants Program is subject to the following rules:

  • The film must be directed by a “new generation” (18-30 yrs old) woman filmmaker.
  • The filmmaker must be a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant residing in Canada.
  • The film must have a budget of no more than $10,000.
  • The film must have begun production within the past year, and principal photography must have been completed by August 1, 2013.
  • The applicant must be the director of the film.
  • The film must be completed within one year of receiving the grant.
  • Students currently enrolled in film school are eligible, but funds cannot be used for school-related projects.

Please submit your application by August 15, 2013. Be sure to include the application cover page and checklist below.

Selection of the grant winners will be made by September 1, 2013.  Selection is based on the overall quality of the proposal, and monetary amount is awarded based on the film’s needs.  Please be sure to include the estimated costs of your post-production needs. 

All award winners will be notified by email by September 1, 2013

To apply, download the Octavia-Grant-Application-2013 , and attach it to an email addressed to grants [arobas] octaviafilms [point] com

http://www.octaviafilms.com/programs/

 

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Call for Submissions

The Alternator accepts exhibition proposals from artists and curators. Selections are based on:

  • Compatibility with the Alternator’s mandate
  • Quality of the proposal
  • Quality of work submitted by the artist
  • Availability of space

SUBMISSIONS ARE REVIEWED ON AN ONGOING BASIS. CAR/FAC fees are paid. Submissions from both individual artists and groups will be considered with an emphasis on an experimental approach.

In 2015 the Alternator is inviting exhibiting artists to create an extension of their work for public space. Please include a short proposal for this secondary component along with your submission. For example this might include a banner, posters, public performance or outdoor projection. A separate presentation fee will be paid.

Please include all of the following when submitting your proposal:

  • A brief description (maximum 300 words) clearly outlining the exhibition you are proposing
  • Artist statement – maximum 500 words
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 15-20 images with name and title. Video artists may submit a video no longer than 5 minutes
  • Image list detailing medium and size
  • Self addressed, sufficiently stamped envelope (for return only)

Please submit images in jpeg format. Label jpg images with number and title, for example: 01_title.jpg, 02_title.jpg etc. Jpg images must be 72 dpi, maximum 1024 x 768 pixels. 500 KB (0.5MB). Applications submitted by e-mail are not accepted.

Send proposals to:
Attn: Programming Committee
The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art
421 Cawtson Ave, Unit 103
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 6Z1

alternatorcentre.com/submit/call_for_submissions/

Related Documents:
Alternator Programming Policy

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ARTBOMB is a carefully curated daily online auction featuring artwork by rising Canadian artists.

ARTBOMB www.artbombdaily.com is a new, successful way for Canadian artists to expose—and sell—their work to thousands of potential art buyers.

ARTBOMB
is a service that delivers one email featuring selected artwork into subscribers’ inboxes every morning, seven days a week. There is a starting bid, and bidding is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. At end of day, the highest bid wins the piece, which is delivered directly to the buyer.

The artwork—including painting, prints, photography, sculpture, drawing, mixed media and video art—reflects a broad cross-section of Canada’s most exciting talent. The East Coast submissions are selected by curator Teri Walsh.

EAST COAST ARTISTS SUBMIT YOUR WORK! Artists interested in participating may contact the ARTBOMB East Coast Curator at teriwalsh [arobas] gmail [point] com.

Please send a link to your website or low resolution images of your work. Please put ARTBOMB in the subject line.

SUBSCRIBE NOW! If you would like to receive our daily eblast, please visit www.artbombdaily.com/ and click on the subscribe button. It’s FREE and we never share any addresses.

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RBC EMERGING DESIGNER COMPETITION, Deadline September 30

Submission deadline: Entries must be received by 5pm on Monday September 30, 2013

About
Design Exchange, in partnership with RBC, is pleased to announce the RBC EMERGING DESIGNER COMPETITION, an exciting national competition that seeks to provide an unparalleled opportunity for emerging Canadian designers to gain recognition and exposure, while celebrating the immense and diverse design talent in Canada.

Eligibility
Participation is open to all Canadian designers with no more than five years of professional industry experience, across all disciplines. Projects submitted should be realized work, or be in the process of being realized.

Why participate?
The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, and will also be partnered with a curatorial mentor who will aid them in the development of an exhibition to be featured at the Design Exchange in January of 2014, to coincide with Toronto’s internationally celebrated Design Week.

Secondary awards will be presented, including best of category awards, where participants may receive a $1,000 cash prize.

All winning and honourable mention work will be featured onsite at the Design

Exchange during the 2014 Design Week, in an awards publication, and in an online exhibition.

How to participate
Register for the competition prior to September 1, 2013 on the Design Exchange website (dx.org). A registration number will be sent to you via email. Be sure to place that number on all submitted material, including your entry form which can also be found on the DX website. Submit the completed entry form along with the required materials listed below by 5pm on Monday September 30, 2013.

Any questions should be directed to the competition coordinator at 416.216.2138 (toll free 1.855.216.2138) or emerging [arobas] dx [point] org

What to submit
Designers are asked to submit:

  • A cover letter to act as an introduction
  • A digital copy of their portfolio
  • A copy of their CV
  • Two reference letters
  • A short video outlining their design practice and what this opportunity means for them professionally

Submission deadline
Entries must be received by 5pm on Monday September 30, 2013. Late entries will not be accepted.

Where to submit
Mail:
RBC Emerging Designer Competition Design Exchange
234 Bay Street P.O. Box 18 TD Centre Toronto, ON M5K 1B2 Canada

In person or by courier: Design Exchange

234 Bay Street (front desk)
Toronto, ON M5K 1B2
Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday – 12pm to 5pm

Judging
A jury comprised of design heavyweights, including Heather Reisman, Marcel Wanders, and Douglas Coupland, as well as representatives from RBC will review all valid entries.

Jurors will select the Emerging Designer of 2013 and secondary winners based on evidence that the work is innovative, unprecedented and viable.

The jury reserves the right not to award prizes. The jury’s decision is final. The Design Exchange will notify the winning Emerging Designer, and any secondary winners, on October 25, 2013.

Design Exchange will not be able to verify or acknowledge the receipt of entries. If this is a concern, it is suggested that your entry be mailed/shipped using a traceable delivery method. Entries will not be returned. Design Exchange and RBC are not responsible for lost or damaged entries. For more information contact the competition coordinator at 416.216.2138 (toll free 1.855.216.2138) or emerging [arobas] dx [point] org.

Intellectual Property/Priority Rights/Rights of Publication

By entering the competition, the entrant: (i) agrees that RBC and the Design Exchange will have the right to use and/or publish in any medium and for any purpose, without compensation, the submitted design, (ii) certifies and warrants that the submitted work is the entrant’s own original work and that the work, including its eventual publication by RBC and/or Design Exchange, does not and will not infringe any right of any third party, including intellectual property rights and rights of privacy and (iii) agrees that RBC and the Design Exchange may use either during or at any time following the competition, but in relation to the competition, the name and photograph of the entrant without restriction or compensation.

Termination of RBC EMERGING DESIGNER COMPETITION

Design Exchange and RBC reserve the right to suspend, modify, terminate or cancel the competition at any time.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The 8 Fest 2014 Deadline date: September 30, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada: Source: 8 Fest

The 8 fest seeks your 8mm, Super-8, 9.5mm or other small gauge film projects (such as loops and installations) for our 2014 edition next January. Films can be: -Experimental, animated, personal, handmade -Diary and essay films, documentaries -Live performance and music mixed with film -Films from everyday culture – historical footage, home movies The 8 fest exhibits all work on film. Works selected for the festival, therefore, must be finished on small-gauge film (8mm, Super-8, 9.5 mm). We do not exhibit projects on video or digital. The 8 fest uses professional small-gauge projection equipment including Elmo GS-1200 and ST-1200 models. Our technicians and programmers have many years experience specializing in small-gauge film formats and technology. The greatest care will be taken in handling, previewing, and projecting films. Submission forms online at www.the8fest.com

DEADLINE: September 30, 2013

GUIDELINES: No Submission Fee! -First-time filmmakers, youth & under-serviced communities welcome! -Submissions can be sent either on film or on a preview copy in DVD, mini-DV or VHS formats or by link to online video (sorry we can’t accept video files by email or file transfer at this time PLEASE NOTE: Exhibition on film only.) -Submissions can also be sent online on VIMEO, Mpeg 4, or similar formats. -Our New Works program is limited to work from the past 5 years, but we’re always curious to include older work in other programs. Please fell free to get in touch if you have older work you think we would be interested in. Due to time constrictions, our programming committee requests that artists restrict themselves to two submissions at the most. Please send us what you consider your best! -Please include film/project description, artist bio and filmography. -Artist fees (screening fees) paid to all selected films/projects. -Application requires the film/project be available for exhibition in Toronto late-January 2014 – Sound on film, separate sound CD/cassette and live performance/narration can all be done. For separate or “wild” sound, please record the soundtrack so that it cues at first image, or provide clear instructions as to when to start the sound. -Please note that the 8 Fest will screen what is sent to us. The leader with the film will be removed, unless the leader is itself part of the film. The 8 Fest’s projectionist assembles the accepted films into sequenced programs, so applicants should make it clear where the projectionist can or should cut. -Please be aware that spliced edits should be as clean as possible. What projects smoothly on one projector may not project so smoothly on another projector. -MP3, AIFF, WAV, or other compressed audio (sound) files can be sent by email. – Cueing instructions should be included and clearly stated. -Audio cues can start sooner, like before first image, as long as projectionist knows when to start the film. – Filmmakers with separate sound should not expect exact audio synchronization with their picture. -For installations or performances: Please include detailed technical requirements and any equipment needs. We have limited resources for non-projection equipment (e.g. lights, multiple mics, etc.) -the more information the better! SEND YOUR COMPLETED SUBMISSION FORM + FILM OR PREVIEW + OTHER INFORMATION TO: The 8 Fest Small-Gauge Film Festival 408 Queen Street West, #7 Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A7 Canada ALSO, ALL SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 8 FEST CAN BE HAND DELIVERED TO: Trinity Square Video 376- 401 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Monday to Friday 10 am – 6 pm

**Please send all original films/previews by a postal service with electronic package tracking. U.S. and international submissions please attach an accurate customs declaration, such as” Preview material for film festival. No financial transaction.”

Please do not send submissions from the U.S. via UPS (United Parcel Service) CONTACT AND QUESTIONS: (E) the8fest [arobas] gmail [point] com (T) 001 + 416 – 703 – 2236 (W) www.the8fest.com The 8 fest is made possible through the generous support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto arts Council as well as our sponsors and community partners.

 

 

3. appels internationaux

 

Ars Electronica Linz GmbH and the Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation are looking for artistic projects on the verge of art and technology, that create new perspectives on the City of Zaragoza. The submission deadline is September 15th, so there’s still plenty of time left.
www.paseoproject.eu

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Call for entries and public recommendations:
The 17th Japan Media Arts Festival

Deadline for entries: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Deadline for recommendations: Monday, August 12, 2013

www.j-mediaarts.jp

The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee announced the call for entries for the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival starting in 2014 from July 11, 2013. Works completed or released between September 21, 2012 and September 12, 2013 are eligible for entry in the four divisions—Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga. Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent, and commercial creators from across the globe.

In early December, we will announce the winners of the Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, New Face Awards, and Special Achievement Awards, as well as other Jury Selections. The Exhibition of Award-Winning Works, in which these will be presented,will be held from February 5 to 16, 2014, at the National Art Center, Tokyo (our main venue) and other locations.

Entry divisions
The four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga

Art division
Works of art created with new media and digital technologies. Interactive art, media installations, video works, graphic art (digital illustration, digital photography, computer graphics, etc.), web-based works, media performances, etc.

Entertainment division
Works for entertainment created with digital technologies.
Games (video games, online games, etc.), video works (music videos, advertising videos, special effects videos, etc.), gadgets, electronics, websites, application software, etc.

Animation division
Animated feature films, animated short films, animated series, etc.

Manga division
Comics published in book form, comics published in a magazine (including works still being serialized), comics published online (for computer or mobile), self-published comics, etc.

Entry period
Thursday, July 11 to Thursday, September 12, 2013; Late entries will not be accepted.

Eligibility
–Works must be completed or released between Friday, September 21, 2012 and Thursday, September 12, 2013.
–Works completed, changed, renewed, presented or released during the above period are eligible for entry.
–While the number of entries made is unlimited, the same work may not be entered in multiple divisions.
–The entrant must hold the copyright to the submitted work. If the work is submitted by a representative, permission from the copyright holder must be obtained.
–Each entrant must read, understand and accept the entry rules and regulations before submission.
–By submitting their work, the entrant is deemed to have accepted all entry rules and regulations as stated.
–In all divisions professional, amateur, independent, and commercial works are eligible for submission.

Awards
For each division, one Grand Prize, four Excellence Awards, and three New Face Awards will be awarded on the basis of artistic quality and creativity. In addition, a Special Achievement Award may be awarded on the recommendation of the Jury to an individual or group who has made a special contribution to Media Arts in any of the four divisions.

Grand Prize: Certificate*, trophy, 600,000 Japanese Yen
Excellence Award: Certificate*, trophy, 300,000 Japanese Yen
New Face Award: Certificate*, trophy, 200,000 Japanese Yen
Special Achievement Award: Certificate*, trophy
(*Certificates from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

How to enter
Entries can be submitted by uploading data online. For more information about entry, and to complete registration and submission of work and/or reference materials please visit the official website.

Public recommendations:
Thursday, July 11–Monday, August 12, 2013
Through the website we welcome recommendations from members of the public of any exceptional works in the media arts.

Schedule and contact
Entry period: Thursday, July 11–Thursday, September 12, 2013
Announcement of Award-winning works: early December 2013
Awards ceremony: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Exhibition of Award-winning Works:
Wednesday, February 5–Sunday, February 16, 2014
Venue: The National Art Center, Tokyo (Roppongi, Tokyo) and other locations

Organizer: Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee
Contact information: Japan Media Arts Festival Secretariat, jmaf [arobas] cgarts [point] or [point] jp

 

Call for entries and public recommendations: 
The 17th Japan Media Arts Festival

Deadline for entries: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Deadline for recommendations: Monday, August 12, 2013

www.j-mediaarts.jp
Facebook / Twitter

The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee announced the call for entries for the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival starting in 2014 from July 11, 2013. Works completed or released between September 21, 2012 and September 12, 2013 are eligible for entry in the four divisions—Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga. Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent, and commercial creators from across the globe.

In early December, we will announce the winners of the Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, New Face Awards, and Special Achievement Awards, as well as other Jury Selections. The Exhibition of Award-Winning Works, in which these will be presented,will be held from February 5 to 16, 2014, at the National Art Center, Tokyo (our main venue) and other locations.

Entry divisions
The four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga

Art division
Works of art created with new media and digital technologies. Interactive art, media installations, video works, graphic art (digital illustration, digital photography, computer graphics, etc.), web-based works, media performances, etc.

Entertainment division
Works for entertainment created with digital technologies.
Games (video games, online games, etc.), video works (music videos, advertising videos, special effects videos, etc.), gadgets, electronics, websites, application software, etc.

Animation division
Animated feature films, animated short films, animated series, etc.

Manga division
Comics published in book form, comics published in a magazine (including works still being serialized), comics published online (for computer or mobile), self-published comics, etc.

Entry period
Thursday, July 11 to Thursday, September 12, 2013; Late entries will not be accepted.

Eligibility
–Works must be completed or released between Friday, September 21, 2012 and Thursday, September 12, 2013.
–Works completed, changed, renewed, presented or released during the above period are eligible for entry.
–While the number of entries made is unlimited, the same work may not be entered in multiple divisions.
–The entrant must hold the copyright to the submitted work. If the work is submitted by a representative, permission from the copyright holder must be obtained.
–Each entrant must read, understand and accept the entry rules and regulations before submission.
–By submitting their work, the entrant is deemed to have accepted all entry rules and regulations as stated.
–In all divisions professional, amateur, independent, and commercial works are eligible for submission.

Awards
For each division, one Grand Prize, four Excellence Awards, and three New Face Awards will be awarded on the basis of artistic quality and creativity. In addition, a Special Achievement Award may be awarded on the recommendation of the Jury to an individual or group who has made a special contribution to Media Arts in any of the four divisions.

Grand Prize: Certificate*, trophy, 600,000 Japanese Yen
Excellence Award: Certificate*, trophy, 300,000 Japanese Yen
New Face Award: Certificate*, trophy, 200,000 Japanese Yen
Special Achievement Award: Certificate*, trophy
(*Certificates from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

How to enter
Entries can be submitted by uploading data online. For more information about entry, and to complete registration and submission of work and/or reference materials please visit the official website.

Public recommendations:
Thursday, July 11–Monday, August 12, 2013
Through the website we welcome recommendations from members of the public of any exceptional works in the media arts.

Schedule and contact
Entry period: Thursday, July 11–Thursday, September 12, 2013
Announcement of Award-winning works: early December 2013
Awards ceremony: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Exhibition of Award-winning Works:
Wednesday, February 5–Sunday, February 16, 2014
Venue: The National Art Center, Tokyo (Roppongi, Tokyo) and other locations

Organizer: Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee
Contact information: Japan Media Arts Festival Secretariat, jmaf [arobas] cgarts [point] or [point] jp

 

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MiniPrint Finland: Call to Artists, Deadline September 15

Miniprint Finland 2014

Miniprint Finland 2014
Open call for artists (dl.September 15th 2013)
Deadline for stage 1: September 15th 2013
Submission fee: for stage 1: none

International exhibition and competition of small sized graphics

Graphic Artist Association of Lahti and Hyvinkää Art Museum  are calling artists all over the world to participate into the 8th Miniprint Finland 2014 exhibition at the Hyvinkää Art Museum
28.3.2014 – 18.5.2014.
The exhibition is juried and open to all artists.

Jurying
Jurying will take place in two stages.

1. Stage :  Electronically sent images  deadline  is September 15th  2013 Participation for the first stage is free of charge

2. Stage: chosen artists will be informed and asked to send their original artworks for the final selection  Registration fee for the stage 2  is 40 €. This covers the handling costs of the parcels.

Works and size limits
All the traditional printing techniques including monoprint methods and digitally printed  works are accepted.
Send no more than 3 artworks.
Original artwork’s size should not exceed 20 × 17 × 5 cm.

Further information, rules and participation form :

http://www.lahdentaidegraafikot.fi/miniprint2014

Please follow us in Facebook, to stay reminded:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miniprint-Finland-2014-Graphic-Artist-Association-of-Lahti/87151089773

 

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periscope (Salzburg, Austria): Call for Applications, Deadline September 1

Exhibition Programme 2014, periscope:project:space, Salzburg – Austria

Open Call
Deadline: 1st September
Application fee: none

periscope’s call for 2014 is addressed to Austrian and international artists, who have ideas and concepts but had little chance to realize them yet.

Furthermore, in 2014 the annual programme will focus on projects which open up to the public in a participatory way or make use of participative art strategies. In this sense, artistic positions are wanted that aim for an interactive process and in their substance deal with the boundaries
between artist and the public.

We are looking forward to your digital submission by mail to periscope.office[@]gmail.com
including the following:
• documentation of the artistic work
• proposal, draft, outlines (max. 400 words)
• CV

periscope:project:space
Sterneckstraße 10
5020 Salzburg – Austria
http://www.periscope.at

 

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DAK’ART 2014: 09 mai au 08 juin 2014 à Dakar, Sénégal

Bonjour à tous,

– A vos agendas! La 11ème édition de la Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dak’Art aura lieu du 09 mai au 08 juin 2014 à Dakar, Sénégal et accueillera de nombreux artistes et professionnels des arts visuels de l’Afrique et du monde. Dak’Art est la plus grande biennale d’art contemporain en Afrique. Elle offre une plateforme aux professionnels de l’art et représente les tendances artistiques africaines.
– Découvrez le programme et le communiqué de presse Dak’Art 2014:
www.biennaledakar.org/2012/spip.php?article12

– L’APPEL A CANDIDATURES pour l’Exposition Internationale Dak’Art 2014 est lancé. Il concerne les artistes contemporains Africains et de la Diaspora africaine.
– Date limite: le 15 septembre 2013.
– Merci à vous tous de diffuser largement cet appel à candidature dans votre pays vers les institutions, professionnels, écoles d’art, ministères de la Culture, centres d’art, etc.
– Comment être candidat: www.biennaledakar.org/2012/spip.php?article190

Pour les questions concernant les candidatures, merci d’utiliser l’email candidature [arobas] biennaledakar [point] org.
Pour les autres demandes: info [arobas] biennaledakar [point] org

 

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eva International

12 April–6 July 2014

Open Call for Proposals

Deadline: Monday 2 September 2013

www.opencall.eva.ie

Curated by Bassam El Baroni

eva International, Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art, is pleased to launch the international open call for proposals for the 2014 edition, curated by Bassam El Baroni. Applications are invited from individual artists or groups in any medium and can be for the presentation of existing works or production of new projects. The online application process is now open and closes at 5pm on Monday 2 September 2013. Please see opencall.eva.ie or contact info [arobas] eva [point] ie for further information.

Commenting on the curatorial approach for eva International 2014, El Baroni said:
“I would like the 36th eva International 2014 to be reflective of the many complex questions that the current heightened global political moment raises. Are we witnessing the continuing dominance of old political narratives? While these old narratives may be slowly showing signs of cracking, what are the obstacles facing the emergence of new narratives? Rather than being any kind of curatorial concept, this statement is intended solely as a hint at a direction that will evolve and nuance as the project develops. »
Founded in 1977, eva International is an artist-centred biennial of contemporary art that works with acclaimed guest curators to present exhibitions and events across the city of Limerick, Ireland. eva International 2014 is the 36th edition and will be part of Limerick City of Culture 2014 celebrations. Artists’ projects will be selected through an international open call for proposals and exhibitions will take place in both gallery and non-gallery spaces. A programme of talks, workshops and events will accompany the biennial and the open call for proposals includes opportunities for artists’ projects that engage with the city and its communities. 

eva International 2012 – After the Future, curated by Annie Fletcher, was highlighted as one of the top exhibitions in both Ireland and the UK during 2012. A catalogue with artists’ profiles, documentation, essays, interviews and transcripts from After the Future is available through www.eva.ie.

About Bassam El Baroni
Bassam El Baroni is a curator and art critic based in Alexandria, Egypt. In 2005 he co-founded the non-profit art space Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF), and was its Director until December 2012. In 2010, he was co-curator of Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain, and is currently a PhD researcher in the Curatorial/Knowledge program at Goldsmiths, University of London. El Baroni is currently co-curating the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF, with Anne Szefer Karlsen and Eva González-Sancho), that will open in September 2013 in Vågan, Lofoten Islands, Norway.
eva International
Biennial of Contemporary Art
Limerick City, Ireland

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The Szpilman Award is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time.
 The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations.

The Szpilman Award is awarded annually.
The prize winner receives the Jackpot Stipendium.
This scholarship consists of three parts:
A challenge cup, 10 days of accommodation in Cimochowizna (Poland), and a sum of money in cash.
The amount of money is dynamic. Szpilman is raising money parallel to the competition. The prize winner receives the money that is raised until September 30, 2013. The current score may be checked here.
Among the applicants, one award winner will be identified.
The challenge cup will be handed over to the next prize winner in the subsequent year.
Everyone can apply for the Szpilman Award.
Both individuals and groups of persons are free to apply.

The work must have been realized between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013.
To apply, send in a significant documentation. To that, fill in the application form (PDF) with name, e-mail, telephone, address, title of the work, and date of construction.
Send in application plus documentation by post to: SZPILMAN AWARD, Patrick Koch, Auguststrasse 26a, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Closing date: September 30, 2013 (postmark).
Applications by e-mail are NOT accepted.
Documentations will NOT be returned.
Closing date is September 30, 2013 (postmark).

From November 7 till November 10, 2013 all applications will be looked trough and jugded by the jury. They will select the best (shortlist) and one winner.
The winner will be informed on November 10, both the best and all participants in the following week.

The prize winner will be presented the challenge cup and the Jackpot Stipendium end of November 2013.
The Szpilman Award is initiated, organised and financed by Szpilman, a group of artists, based in Berlin, Germany.
If you have questions please read first Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), in case you do not find an answer, contact Scott Rogers electronically at award [arobas] szpilman [point] de
Please send in your application until September 30, 2013 to Szpilman Award, Patrick Koch, Auguststrasse 26a, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
www.award.szpilman.de/informations.html

 

 

4. résidences

 

La Ville de Liège et la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles proposent, sur le site Vivegnis à Liège, un programme de résidences/ateliers pour les plasticiens travaillant dans le domaine de l’art contemporain.
Spécificité du lieu
Les résidences/ateliers Vivegnis sont un lieu de recherche et de professionnalisation pour artistes plasticiens émergents ou jeunes diplômés ayant une renommée et un potentiel de réussite pour lesquels la résidence peut concourir à une évolution professionnelle. Ainsi, dans un cadre de travail unique, les artistes bénéficient d’un suivi, d’un encadrement en terme de communication et de gestion de leur carrière, de rencontres avec des professionnels qui pourront être des relais vers une plus large reconnaissance et ils ont l’opportunité de rencontrer d’autres artistes de Liège, de l’eurégio et d’ailleurs.
Les résidences/ateliers Vivegnis se situent dans un ancien site industriel, annexe du charbonnage de batterie, qui se reconverti en pôle d’art contemporain. Face à lui, les Coteaux de la Citadelle sont le grand parc de la ville (de plus de 80 hectares) classé 3 étoiles au Guide vert Michelin.
De par cette situation, le paysage peut constituer un des axes privilégiés de recherche et de réflexion. Les artistes s’attachent alors à développer des projets questionnant et intégrant cette notion. Le second axe de travail, également lié au territoire d’accueil, peut s’articuler autour du tissu industriel – passé ou actuel – de l’agglomération liégeoise.
Enfin, des moments de rencontre avec les publics sont prévus en collaboration avec les artistes. Ils visent à travers des animations pédagogiques, visites d’ateliers, débats, etc. à les sensibiliser à la démarche de création et à modifier leur regard face à leur environnement quotidien.
La structure d’accueil
1/ la mise à disposition d’un logement et d’un espace de travail (+/- 100m2) pour une période déterminée. La durée de chaque résidence sera aménagée en fonction du projet proposé (2 mois minimum, 6 mois maximum) ;
2/ le versement d’une bourse ;
3/ la mise en relation de l’artistes avec un tuteur ;
4/ la promotion du travail des artistes par des supports de communication spécifiques pour chaque
activité (site internet, flyers et affiches pour expositions, mailing pour événements ponctuels, publication).
Conditions financières
L’artiste bénéficiera d’une bourse d’un montant de 600 euros/mois. Frais à la charge de l’artiste : transport et repasConditions d’accès
Les résidences/ateliers Vivegnis s’adressent aux jeunes artistes plasticiens émergents ou jeunes diplômés. Les étudiants ne sont pas éligibles.
Les résidences adoptent un format flexible en fonction des besoins et des envies des artistes. La durée de chaque résidence sera aménagée en fonction du projet proposé (6 mois maximum). Chaque résidence est donc singulière et dépend du projet proposé.
L’artiste est invité à élaborer un projet et offrir une visibilité de sa démarche de création à travers, soit un compte-rendu de ses travaux sous format numérique ; soit à travers une exposition (selon les cas) ; soit en organisant des visites de son atelier… La forme que prendra ce compte rendu devra être définie en accord avec le comité artistique.
L’artiste pourra également participer à des animations à caractères pédagogiques pour des groupes divers (débats, conférences, participation à l’animation d’un atelier ou d’un stage…).
Procédure
Un dossier de candidature sera proposé à un comité artistique composé de spécialistes. Celui-ci sélectionnera les artistes lauréats sur base de la qualité de leur travail et du projet proposé.
Ce dossier devra comprendre : le formulaire d’inscription, un cv, un texte de présentation (max 3000 signes) de la démarche artistique, des visuels d’oeuvres récentes (max. 10), toute publication pouvant éclairer la compréhension du travail et/ou site internet, une note d’intention précisant les thèmes de la recherche (max.2500 signes espaces compris).
Les dossiers qui ne respectent pas ces consignes seront refusés.
Date limite de dépôt des dossiers : 15 septembre 2013
Par voie postale, le cachet de la poste faisant foi à : Echevinat de la Culture de la Ville de Liège, à l’attention de Fanny Laixhay (coordinatrice), En Feronstrée, 92 à 4000 Liège.
Par courriel: residences [point] ateliers [arobas] liege [point] be Questions: residences [point] ateliers [arobas] liege [point] be

 

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Nodar Rural Art Lab

Open call for sound and intermedia art projects

PATHS OF RURAL MOBILITY
Artist Residency Program in Sound and Intermedia Arts for 2014
Montemuro, Arada and Gralheira Mountain Ranges (Portugal)
April and October 2014

An organization of Binaural/Nodar (São Pedro do Sul, Portugal)
In partnership with Audiolab.org (Basque Country, Spain) and Tramontana Network of Memory Archives from Southern Europe

[Call for creative projects open until 31 October 2013]

1. Creative proposal

Rural societies as the mountain ranges around Nodar (central Portugal) are usually understood as still being anchored in a sense of rootedness, of deep connection between communities and their landscapes of reference, in which mobility is essentially seen as being forced by extreme circumstances, as an exit from the natural flow of life (eg, emigration or military draft).

However, if one attentively analyses to the social history of these communities, we find a whole series of movement impulses since ancient times, and were probably the limitations of routes and transportation that made the radius of action more limited than the desired or needed.

On the other hand, the rapid social change of Portugal in recent decades stimulated an increase in the pace and range of geographical mobility, and people with life experiences abroad or even born elsewhere are now common in rural villages.

Binaural/Nodar’s artist resdiency program in sound and intermedia arts for 2014 will specifically focus on the ancestral and contemporary aspects of mobility in the rural areas of Montemuro, Arada and Gralheira mountains trying, by hosting artists’ field work together with communities and landscapes and innovative uses of audiovisual technologies, and interactive communication, to contribute to the debate on the new directions of rural mobility.

Below are the types of rural mobility which should be selected by each proposal (a typology for each proposal):

Commercial Mobilities: food pedestrian vendors, cattle and goats vendors, ore traders during the XX World War, traditional itinerant services (animal killers, animal castrators, blacksmiths, carpenters, basket weavers, coopers, clog makers, etc.), modern international transport drivers (TIR), smuggling, itinerant minivans selling grocery, bakery, greens and fruit, fish, etc.
Farming Mobilities: the mobility of farmers employed both within the region and to other regions, etc.. The cyclic mobility depending on the seasons and their agricultural activities.
Shepherding mobilities: the paths of transhumance, the daily mobility of shephers, etc.
Religious Mobilities: pilgrimages (to both local sites and to Fatima), promises, processions, sacred routes, etc.
Leisure Mobilities: the roaming of musicians and people from villages to traditional dance and music parties, etc., New ways of leisure and rural as weekend or vacation.
Social mobilities: Marriage, military service, war, school, university, seminary, emigration and immigration (Lisbon, Porto, France, Switzerland, Brazil, etc..). Departure and return. Traveled paths, crossing borders, etc.

2. Application

a) In the selection process the following types of artistic works will be privileged: Electroacoustic / vocal / sound art compositions; Permanent or ephemeral sound sculptures; Radio works; Free improvisation and performance works for/from the local religious phonosphere.

b) The artistic creation labs will be developed in two phases, in April and October 2014 (each artist will develop his/her project during three weeks in only one of the mentioned periods).

c) Applications are accepted only if sent by October 31th, 2013, exclusively using the online application form found at:http://www.binauralmedia.org/news/en/artist-residency/application-form.

d) The document attached to the application (a pdf, doc or zip file) should include the following information:

Art project proposal to be developed (indicating both work methodology and planned chronology);
Brief artistic biography (one paragraph) and Curriculum Vitae;
Web links to previous works from the artist(s);
Material and technical needs of the project;
Proposed time period for the artist residency.
d) For additional inquiries, please write to Manuela Barile (manuela [arobas] binauralmedia [point] org) or Rui Costa (rui [arobas] binauralmedia [point] org).

e) For additional information on the conditions of the residency, please refer to Binaural/Nodar’s website:http://www.binauralmedia.org/news/en/artist-residency/the-residency.

3. About Binaural/Nodar

Binaural – Associação Cultural de Nodar (BINAURAL/NODAR) is a Portuguese non-profit Cultural Organization founded in 2004 with the aim of promoting the exploration and research in sound and media cultures, focusing on the crossing of media and languages and on the articulation between creative production, academic research in social and environmental sciences and the surrounding rural context of Gralheira mountain range (Dão/Lafões Sub-­Region, Portugal), where the organization develops most of its activities.

BINAURAL/NODAR holds creation, production, promotion, research, documentation and teaching activities with the objective of establishing itself as a platform for experimentation and sharing of theoretical and methodological thought in the fields of technology, artistic practice and sound/visual anthropological documentation of rural areas.

BINAURAL/NODAR is managed by an international team of social researchers, cultural managers, artists and curators (with more than 10 years of activity). The board of directors is comprised of three persons with deep roots and/or living for many years in the rural area of Gralheira Mountain Range.

Underlying to the activities of the BINAURAL/NODAR is the concern of establishing connections between sound / visual arts and the anthropological and geographical environment, by supporting documentation projects, artist residencies and public events directed to diversified audiences and that deal with its capacity for generating meanings and building identity and memory.

Since March 2006, over 100 international sound and media artists and social scientists developed projects in the area in close connection with the region’s communities. Issues such as collective memory, identity, gender and age, life and death, geography, topography, music, sound heritage, landscape, vegetation, water and fire, consumption and leisure dynamics, myths and traditions, crafts, agriculture and shepherding, were used as a thematic background for many of the works produced there.

Throughout the year, the organization programs various scientific and creative residency modules in order to stimulate a collaborative environment between artists and researchers from different fields and geographic origins. During the course of the residencies several parallel activities are organized, such as conferences, lectures and educational activities (namely youth-­oriented). At the end of each residency module there is a public presentation organized in the village, in which the different projects are presented and discussed by the authors and the organization.

Nodar Rural Lab is the technological, logistical and curatorial platform by which the development of projects is carried out, by means of audiovisual technologies and languages and permanent dialogue with the various elements that shape the region. Many of the projects held at Nodar Rural Lab are of an interdisciplinary nature, i.e. crossing different artistic, scientific and traditional practices, often cancelling its borders in order to seek for a hybrid sense that can amplify their expressive and functional possibilities.

 

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Jersey Society (Jersey, Channel Islands): International Photographer in Residence Programme 2014, Deadline September 10

International Photographer in Residence Programme 2014

Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme, hosted by the Société Jersiaise (Jersey Society) in the British Channel Island of Jersey promotes contemporary photography through an ongoing programme of exhibitions, education and commissions. The Archisle project connects photographic archives, contemporary practice and experiences of island cultures and geographies through the development of a space for creative discourse between Jersey and international practitioners.

Archisle is currently inviting applications for the position of Photographer in Residence 2014. This is an exciting post in its second year commencing in March/April for a period of six calendar months through to August/September 2014. The residency provides the following key benefits and opportunities:

  • £10,000 bursary for the commission/production of a body of work and solo exhibition
  • Studio space with access to inkjet printing and office/internet resources
  • Living accommodation and stipend
  • Travel costs

A key focus of the Archisle project is to engage the residency programme with Jersey culture and community through audience and participatory involvement. In addition to the production and solo exhibition of new work responding to the cultural context of the island of Jersey, the resident will be contracted to teach photography one day per week (or equivalent) over the six month duration of the project. This teaching will be delivered in a workshop format to a range of educational and community groups. Applications are therefore encouraged from practitioners possessing the desire, enthusiasm and a proven ability to impart technical skills and develop critical understanding of contemporary photography across a diverse range of participants.

Applicants are requested to submit:

  • Examples of recent work (min 10/max 20 images)
  • Statement describing current practice
  • Statement of objectives for the residency including an outline commission/exhibition proposal
  • A current CV including details of past exhibitions/publications
  • An estimate of travel costs to Jersey

Applications may be made by post or email to:

Archisle Photographer in Residence Programme 2014
Société Jersiaise
7 Pier Road
St Helier
Jersey, Channel Islands
JE2 4XW

Email: archisle [arobas] societe-jersiaise [point] org .

For email applications total file size must be no larger than 5 MB.
Any enquiries/questions about the residency should be sent to the above email address.

CLOSING DATE: 10th September 2013.

Websites: http://www.archisle.org.je and http://www.societe-jersiaise.org

 

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
2013-2014 SHARON WOLFE ARTIST RESIDENCY

The Sharon Wolfe Artist In Residence program is intended to allow a disability-identified artist to undertake a project that advances their own artistic goals and practice, and which has the potential to benefit the wider community of artists with disabilities.

For the last 10 ten years, AAF has been presenting and promoting the work of exceptionally talented artists across the entire spectrum of disciplines. The Sharon Wolfe Artist In Residence program allows us to take this mandate a step further. Few artists have the luxury of devoting themselves completely to their practice; the vast majority must subsidize their work by juggling one or more paid positions. While funding poses a significant challenge for all artists, people with disabilities encounter a host of additional accessibility obstacles.

Named in honour of the organization’s founding Artistic Director Sharon Wolfe, the SWA Residency is intended to offer the resident artist an opportunity to devote themselves to a specific program of work, while simultaneously contributing to a larger dialogue and sense of engagement with the wider community of disability artists in Toronto.

The SWA Residency will provide the artist with a $5000 stipend, as well as access to a small studio space at the prestigious 401 Richmond building for up to two months between October 2013 and June 2014.

Eligibility:

The SWA Residency is intended to benefit artists who have completed basic education or training in their discipline and can demonstrate a history of professional practice and exposure.

The residency is open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Artists need not be residents of Toronto, but must be prepared to spend at least one month of their residency in Toronto at their own expense. For artists outside of Toronto, Abilities Arts Festival would provide all possible assistance in locating appropriate, accessible accommodations in the city.

Applications must include:

  • A professional CV;
  • A 2-3 page (max) description of the intended project, indicating the connection to the artists work and potential benefit to the larger community;
  • A schedule and timeline for the project;
  • A budget indicating how the funds would be spent (ie. subsistence; materials; equipment; accommodation; presentation).
  • Applicants are encouraged to include support materials documenting their work. 

 

Applications will be assessed on the basis of:

  • Artistic merit;
  • Relevance to the applicant’s professional advancement;
  • The viability of the proposed program and budget; and
  • Overall value to the field of disability arts and community at large.

 

Applications will be accepted between July 30 and August 30, 2013.

Completed applications can be sent by mail to:

Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence
Abilities Arts Festival
Suite S-30, 401 Richmond Street West
Toronto M5V 3A8

Or by email to: katie [arobas] abilitiesartsfestival [point] org
Subject Heading: Application – Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence

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U of Art Jackson Court Project

Realizing that constant cultural awareness and institutional identity is promoted through visually unique and supportive surroundings, this call for proposals is the first step in one attempt to create a more art-conscious environment on the River Campus.  Creativity and innovation are nurtured and promoted through every aspect of campus life at the University of Rochester. With a mission to “Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and make the World Ever Better,” academic experiences at theU of R are on a very personal scale. We seek a public artwork that is conscious of its surroundings and environment and their histories. We want the sculpture to be in keeping with the artist’s point of view while still connecting to the university’s mission.

The north end of River Campus is a pedestrian and commuter gateway for the Rochester community. The selected work will be installed at the intersection of several heavily trafficked walkways adjacent Jackson Court. Depending on the scale of the selected work, it could potentially be seen at a distance from the stadium or even the trail along the Genesee River. Stronger proposals will consider the many vantage points of the site and engage the frequent users of the walkways. Artists’ responses may propose sculptural element(s), single/multiple pieces, and/or any other tangible and durable artistic interventions. Initial applications are due August 19th, 2013. A maximum of $60,000 will be awarded.

www.rochester.edu/arts/commission/

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Atelier Topaz – résidence 
Opasatika, Ontario, Canada
Le lieu
Situés au cœur de la forêt boréale, les Ateliers Topaz sont à la fois un lieu de retraite et un centre de création pour artistes, toutes disciplines confondues. L’endroit parfait pour la réflexion, l’évasion. Le groupement d’édifices fait 900 mètres carrés et repose sur 14 hectares face à la route Transcanadienne. Il donne sur un étang de deux hectares. Topaz c’est la « Route 66 » dans le nord de l’Ontario. L’endroit, modeste et nostalgique, rappelle aussi les grandes épopées de la colonisation francophone de l’Ontario. Ces studios de création ou cette résidence d’artistes, endroit idéal pour les arts visuels, sont situés au centre du Canada, à mi-chemin entre l’Atlantique et le Pacifique, là où les étoiles deviennent les topazes de la nuit.
Ce qu’on offre
D’abord l’espace et, l’espace de travail déterminés selon les besoins de l’artiste. Les espaces polyvalents permettent d’y faire de la peinture, de la sculpture, de l’installation, etc. L’atelier de menuiserie, le Bar à clou, est équipé des outils de base. Un magasin d’objets trouvés est disponible autant pour l’inspiration que pour l’utilisation dans une œuvre. Le peintre apporte ses pinceaux, le musicien son instrument et l’écrivain son ordi.

Les personnes qui séjournent aux Ateliers Topaz jouissent de l’accès à la cuisine et sont responsables de préparer leurs repas. Toutefois Laurent peut aussi leur cuisiner de petits plats typiquement canadiens-français aux besoins ou aux désirs. 

Topaz possède deux suites avec lit double et une chambre avec lit simple. Chacune possède sa salle de toilette avec douche. Ces installations évoquent admirablement le style des années 1960. 

Pour la baignade, le Lac des Cœurs se situe à deux kilomètres à l’est. Pour le canotage ou la pèche, la rivière Opasatika est deux kilomètres à l’ouest. Pour se déplacer, il y a de vieux vélos ou la marche. Pour un frais très raisonnable, votre hôte peut aussi vous conduire ou organiser un déplacement vers Kapuskasing à l’est ou vers Hearst à l’ouest. 

Les matériaux d’artistes ne sont pas disponibles dans la région. Il est donc important de faire vos achats avant votre séjour, à moins que vous travailliez avec des matériaux que l’on peut se procurer dans des magasins ordinaires ou même en nature.
www.atelierstopaz.ca

 

5. art public

 

Nouveau tracé du chemin Trim – Séance d’information pour les artistes

Date limite pour les propositions : Le lundi 26 août 2013, 16 h

Le Programme d’art public de la Ville d’Ottawa a lancé une Demande de propositions en vue d’intégrer l’art publique au projet du nouveau tracé du chemin Trim. L’Appel aux artistes complet est accessible ici : http://ottawa.ca/fr/residents/arts-culture-et-communaute/arts-theatre-et-musique/nouveau-trace-du-chemin-trim-appel-aux

 

Une séance d’information pour les artistes aura lieu le mardi 6 août afin d’expliquer les particularités du site et du projet aux artistes susceptibles de répondre à la DP.

 

Si vous souhaitez recevoir une copie des notes de cette séance d’information ou d’autres mises à jour sur le projet concernant l’Appel aux artistes pour le nouveau tracé du chemin Trim, envoyez un courriel à Melissa [point] Black [arobas] ottawa [point] ca.

 

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2013 Bike Rack Art, Snowmass Village, Colorado

 

Entry Deadline: 8/12/13

Days remaining to deadline: 4

Number of Applications Allowed: 4

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Media

Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4

Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4

 

View Site Details

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

 

Acknowledging the popularity of bicycling, and the need for safe and secure bicycle parking in Snowmass Village, the Town along with the Snowmass Arts Advisory Board invites professional and amateur Colorado artists of all backgrounds to participate.

 

BICYCLE RACK DESIGN CRITERIA

 

In keeping with the best practices for bicycle rack design and functionality as defined in the Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professional (APBP) Bicycle Parking Guidelines Edition 1 (https://apbp.site-ym.com/?page=Publications) and the Town of Snowmass Village standards, artists should be aware of the following guidelines for Bicycle rack designs.

• Must accommodate between two (2) and four (4) bicycles, each with two points of contact to minimize wheel bending.

• Must allow for easy use when locking bicycles with a “U lock” connecting the frame and at least one wheel to the rack.

• Must be constructed of durable materials able to withstand permanent exposure to elements, particularly Ice Slicer and/or Magnesium Chloride and wear from bicycles and locks, and a material that will not cause damage to the bikes.

• General note to submitters: Safety, maintenance, and environmental stewardship are primary in this competition. The jury will be considering these primary concerns in their selection. Rugged construction for public use is an absolute requirement. Please design for children and community members of all ages and abilities. Ideally, natural aging should increase the positive qualities of your submission and maintenance should be minimal-if at all. Hardiness and longevity of the submission should be built into its design. Proven local materials are preferred. Consider the environment in your approach. Please think of the following directives: No dangerous or sharp edges. Nothing that can be broken by hand. No easily removable connections that possibly invite tampering. Consider fire and lightning safety. Think local!

• The Town of Snowmass Village will install all racks per the artist specifications. Contact points (to the ground) must be secured by no less than two connecting points. Rack placement will be determined by the Town of Snowmass Village according to the design, size and appropriateness to the site.

 

BUDGET- SAAB has $20,000 to be awarded in August 2013, not to exceed $4,000 for each bicycle rack design, fabrication and delivery.

TIMELINE

Artist’s proposals Due: August 12th, 2013

Selection of Finalists: August 13th – 15th, 2013

Fabrication: August 15th- October 27th

Delivery and Installation: October 27th- November 1st

 

RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Artists responding to this Request for Proposals will submit seven (7) copies for the selection committee of the proposal which should include the following information:

• Detailed description of artist’s proposal for the bicycle racks, including 1-4 images (sketch, rendering or digital rendering) illustrating your proposed work. Images can be submitted in digital format as .jpg or submitted as a hard copy on 8 ½ inches x 11 inches. For digital submissions please go to www.callforenty.org event 2013 Bike Rack Art, Snowmass Village and apply through the café website.

• Digital images of past work- maximum of ten (10)

• Artist’s biographical material, including resume and awards received

• Explanation of fabrication and installation capabilities

• Client references if available

• Approach to crating compelling and enduring artwork

• Methodology for this project through design, fabrication, delivery, and installation

• Please provide a firm budget figure, not to exceed $4,000.00 per bicycle rack, inclusive of all elements, given the proposed methodology and the scope of the project

The selection of finalists for the project to design, fabricate and deliver bicycle rack is scheduled for August 15th, 2013.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The following are further conditions for the RFP

• Finalists may be asked to present their designs in a public forum (e.g. in local papers or in a posted public location).

• The TOSV will not reimburse any artist for expenses associated with development and presentation of any proposal.

• The TOSV has the right to reject any and all proposals based on cost, community preference, etc. The TOSV may choose to select several proposals that meet the criteria that has been set forth.

• Finalists shall be selected based solely on the information provided in the initial submission.

• Upon notification, winners shall submit installation specs for the Town of Snowmass to review.

• Winning Artists will be required to sign a contractual agreement with the Town.

• Artist will have approximately 12 weeks to complete the work and ship them to Snowmass Village.

 

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1463&sortby=fair_name&apply=

 

 

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Call to Artists - The Art Plinth at Brighouse Station
The City of Richmond
Richmond, BC
Eligibility: Open to Canadian residents
Budget: $200,000 (all inclusive)
Deadline: October 7, 2013

The City of Richmond's Public Art Program invites artists or artist teams to submit concept proposals and samples of past work in consideration for a series of five (5) to eight (8) temporary public art projects at Brighouse Station - Canada Line Terminus. The public artwork will be installed on the last supporting concrete column of the Canada Line.

Budget: $200,000 total for five (5) to eight (8) projects, all inclusive.

For full details on the project and submission requirements go to:
http://www.richmond.ca/culture/artists.htm

Please direct any questions to publicart [arobas] richmond [point] ca

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APPEL: art public à Bergen en Norvège

International open call for
entries for public art

Submission deadline: August 19, 2013

www.koro.no

In connection with the construction of a new Center for Children and Youth at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, the Art Committee invites artists to submit pre-qualification proposals. The purpose of the pre-qualification process is to identify candidates for two closed competitions.

Garden areas:
For the outdoor areas, we are seeking light-based artworks. The total project budget is NOK 3.5 million.

Entrance area:
For this area, we are particularly interested in interactive artworks in electronic media. The total project budget is NOK 1.75 million.

For more information and submission guidelines, please see www.koro.no.

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Call for Proposals: Placemaker Program 2013 The City of Saskatoon Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Eligibility: Open to all artists Budget: $5,000 – $10,000 is allocated for seven locations totaling $50,000

Deadline: August 23, 2013

The City of Saskatoon is pleased to invite public art applications for its Placemaker Program in Saskatoon’s Downtown, Broadway, Riverdale and Sutherland Business Improvement Districts and River Landing, College Drive and 33rd Street areas. The City of Saskatoon invites independent artists or teams of artists to submit applications to this program. Applications may be submitted for either a completed work in the artist’s possession or for proposed new work. The City of Saskatoon’s Visual Arts Placement Jury adjudicates the applications and selects the works to be exhibited in consultation with representatives from each of the Business Improvement Districts and City staff. For full details on the project and submission requirements go to: www.saskatoon.ca/DEPARTMENTS/Community%20Services/PlanningDevelopment/UrbanDesign/Pages/default.aspx

Please direct any questions to genevieve [point] russell [arobas] saskatoon [point] ca or alejandro [point] romero [arobas] saskatoon [point] ca

 

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Request for Qualifications National Holocaust Monument The National Capital Commission Ottawa, Ontario

Eligibility: Open to Canadian-led teams of professional artists, architects, landscape architects and other urban design professionals. International competitors may also participate in these teams.

Application Deadline: September 4, 2013, 3 pm (Ottawa Time)

The National Capital Commission (NCC), on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, is inviting teams of professional artists, architects, landscape architects, and other design professionals to submit their credentials and examples of prior work for the first part of a two-phase competition to create a national Holocaust monument in Canada’s Capital, Ottawa. This monument will honour the victims and Canadian survivors of the Holocaust and ensure that the Holocaust continues to have a permanent place in our nation’s consciousness and memory. Up to six finalists will be chosen to participate in phase two of the competition, where they will be asked to prepare a design concept and present their work to the jury in February 2014. Deadline for submission: September 4, 2013, 3pm (Ottawa Time)

For full details on the project and submission requirements go to: www.canadascapital.gc.ca/forms/request-qualifications-national-holocaust-monument

Any questions regarding this call can be emailed to nhm-mnh [arobas] ncc-ccn [point] ca

 

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6. Divers

 

APPEL À COMMUNICATION: Colloque L’Acadie dans tous ses défis

«L’ACADIE DANS TOUS SES DÉFIS»
DÉBATS AUTOUR DE L’ACADIE EN DEVENIR
Journée d’étude « Arts et littérature » Appel à communication
Organisé du 11 au 14 août 2014 à Edmundston (N.-B.) dans le cadre du Congrès mondial acadien 2014, le colloque L’Acadie dans tous ses défis vise à privilégier une réflexion sur l’Acadie et son devenir, sur les Acadiennes et les Acadiens et les défis à relever dans un monde en constante mutation. Vingt ans après la tenue du premier Congrès mondial acadien, la diversité (notamment thématique) des pratiques artistiques en Acadie et la traversée des frontières des artistes acadiens ne sont pas perçues comme des menaces à l’intégrité de l’art acadien, mais comme des risques qu’il vaut la peine de prendre ou même des occasions à ne pas manquer.
La journée d’étude « Arts et littérature », qui se tiendra le 12 août 2014, s’intéressera à l’évolution récente des arts en Acadie, autant à leur dimension esthétique qu’à leur dimension institutionnelle. Cette réflexion touchera l’ensemble des disciplines artistiques – la littérature, le théâtre, la chanson et la musique, les arts visuels, le cinéma, les arts médiatiques et la danse. Elle vise à impliquer l’ensemble des régions participantes du Congrès mondial acadien 2014. Les chercheurs universitaires, les praticiens des disciplines artistiques, les étudiantes, les étudiants et le grand public sont invités à prendre part à cet important exercice d’échanges et de réflexion.
Les propositions s’intéressant aux aspects suivants seront privilégiées :
les nouvelles propositions identitaires des artistes acadiens ;
les innovations formelles des artistes acadiens ;
la diversité interne des disciplines artistiques (la diversité des inspirations et influences, la spécialisation en sous-disciplines ou sous-genres, etc.) ; l’interdisciplinarité des pratiques artistiques ou le dialogue entre les disciplines ;
le rapport à l’altérité dans la production littéraire et artistique actuelle en Acadie ;
la représentation du folklore et du mythe de l’origine : réinvestissement symbolique dans le contexte mondialisé ;
les comparaisons entre les productions artistiques acadiennes et d’ailleurs ;
les pratiques artistiques acadiennes dans le contexte de la francophonie canadienne ou de la francophonie internationale ;
le statut de l’artiste professionnel dans les petites cultures contemporaines ;
l’engagement de l’artiste dans la sphère publique ;
les enjeux actuels et les défis à venir des institutions et industries culturelles en Acadie ;
l’enseignement et la diffusion des arts et de la littérature en Acadie ;
les discours à contre-courant et la dimension critique des arts et de la littérature en Acadie.
Le comité organisateur invite les personnes intéressées à soumettre des propositions de communication, de séance ou de table ronde en relation avec les thèmes proposés avant le 30 septembre 2013. Les propositions hors-thèmes seront également considérées. La deuxième édition des Rencontres France- Acadie se déroulant dans le cadre du colloque L’Acadie dans tous ses défis, les personnes travaillant sur des thèmes interpellant à la fois l’Acadie et la France sont particulièrement invitées à soumettre une proposition de communication. Le comité encourage fortement la proposition de séances ou de tables rondes complètes de trois présentateurs avec animateur. Le comité se réserve toutefois le droit de restructurer les séances ou les tables rondes en fonction de la cohérence générale du colloque. Les propositions doivent comprendre un titre, un résumé de 250 mots ainsi qu’une brève notice biographique (affiliation professionnelle, coordonnées personnelles et principales réalisations).

Les propositions doivent être soumises par Internet à : http:// www.cma2014.com/fr/l-acadie-dans-tous-ses-defis
Le comité scientifique est composé des personnes suivantes :
Pénélope Cormier, professeure de langue et de littérature, Université de Moncton, campus d’Edmundston, responsable Nicole Boudreau, professeure de français, Université du Maine à Fort Kent
Benoit Doyon-Gosselin, professeur de littérature, Université Laval
Louise Lemieux, professeure d’arts dramatiques, Université de Moncton, campus de Moncton
Denis Bourque, professeur de littérature, Université de Moncton, campus de Moncton Emmanuelle Tremblay, professeure de littérature, Université de Moncton, campus de Shippagan Clint Bruce, professeur de français, Université du Maine à Farmington