- Artist in Residency Program at Echo Park Film Center
- Call for Submission: 2012 SACRED MEMORIES Art Exhibition: Deadline July 02, 2012
- Wanted: Artists to teach one arts & crafts class
- Call for artists: Microjob Opportunity
- Call for artist proposals: Monument to Cold War Victory
- Curatorial Project – Cue Arts Foundation, NYC
- Central Asia Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2013
Artist in Residency Program at Echo Park Film Center
LA AIR invites local film and video makers to utilize EPFC resources in creating and premiering new work over a four-week period.
Artists are provided with a modest materials stipend in addition to equipment access, technical and creative support, and work/exhibition space at EPFC’s 900 square foot storefront in the Alvarado Arts Building at the corner of Alvarado and Sunset.
The LA AIR artist will present his/her/their completed work at a free public screening in the EPFC microcinema on the last Thursday of each month. LA AIR projects will be compiled and released as a limited edition set each year.
Local emerging and established film and video makers currently residing in LA County are invited to submit a one-page project description for 2012 consideration via email (please put LA AIR in the subject line) to: email@example.com
Echo Park Film Center is a non-profit media arts organization committed to providing equal and affordable community access to film/video resources via five channels: a neighborhood microcinema space, free and nominal cost education programs, a comprehensive film equipment and service retail department, a green-energy mobile cinema & film school, and a touring film festival showcasing local established and emerging filmmakers. We feel it is imperative that more members of marginalized and underserved communities become active, empowered participants in the creation and dissemination of experimental, documentary and narrative film in order to truly reflect the many voices and visions that make up the fabric of contemporary American life. With a special focus on “at risk” neighborhood youth, the Echo Park Film Center programs and services are positive catalysts for opportunities and interactions though the medium of film.
Call for Submission: 2012 SACRED MEMORIES Art Exhibition: Deadline July 02, 2012
Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations of Day of the Dead
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument and El Pueblo Park Association will be presenting an art exhibit entitled Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations of Day of the Dead from October 20 to November 18, 2012. Sacred Memories will explore the world’s rituals that venerate the departed including Dia de los Muertos, first observed by the indigenous people of Latin America, China’s Qingming, Korea’s Chuseok, and other rituals practiced in United States, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
Artists are asked to submit for consideration two and three-dimensional work (including ofrendas/altars) that examines rituals honoring the deceased and/or pays tribute to departed ancestors. Interactive and interpretive works will be particularly encouraged.
All submissions must be received by Monday July 02, 2012 by 5pm PST. A maximum of six (6) submissions from each artist will be reviewed. All submissions must be the artist’s original work.
To be considered, ALL The following information must accompany the submission:
1. Artist’s Name: first and last name,
2. Contact Info: 2a. Email address; 2b. Telephone number; 2c. Mailing Address
3. Artwork Info: 3a. Title of work; 3b. year executed; 3c. media; 3d. dimensions
4. Artist Statement: A few words on the piece and how it is related to the Sacred Memories theme.
Artists who wish their entries be returned to them must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Submissions will be accepted in the following formats:
· Digital images, i.e. jpeg format (hi-res jpeg 2-3MB is the preferred format)
· Photographic prints
· Please do not mail or drop off original work.
CD or prints should be mail to:
Sacred Memories Submission
History Division, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hi-Res jpeg (2-3MB) can be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All email submissions MUST HAVE the following SUBJECT LINE to be considered :
“Sacred Memories 2012: SUBMISSION”
Artists whose work is accepted for the exhibit will be notified by end of August. Upon notification, images of accepted work may be used in the exhibition’s publicity.
For more information, please call (213) 485-8437 or email: email@example.com.
Wanted: Artists to teach one arts & crafts class
Sunday, May 6, 2012
@ The Vortex
2341 East Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles 90021
Robey Theatre Company is joining with
The Veterans Project, Dramastage-Qumran & the US Dept ofVeterans Affairs
To host the group’s 1st Annual STAND DOWN.
The idea of the Stand-Down is to give Homeless andrecovering homeless veterans a chance for information connected with theirveterans’ status; on-site medical exams; portable showers; on-site barber shop;continental breakfast; hot lunch; and entertainment.
We want to add an opportunity for local veterans to seevideo’s that day; choose donated books and magazines to read or take away, andto make cards, small arts & crafts projects.
If you can teach a class of about 1 hr or if you can donatearts & crafts supplies we’ll add you to the Day’s Program.
If you can volunteer or contribute in any other way please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Judy Bowman at (626) 703-1230.
There will also be free clean clothing & hygiene productgive-aways. Your donations of clothing &/or hygiene products areappreciated.
Deliver to The Vortex on Saturday 05.05.12 between 10 a.m.and 2 p.m. or phone to make pick up orother delivery arrangements.
Call for artists: Microjob Opportunity
We are introducing a new platform for talented young artists. Streetlance is a new website: an online creative marketplace where people can buy and sell creativity!
Like in the old days artists make money on the street with their talents, ideas, skills or services. Streetlance.com is the rebirth of street busking! Our goal is to inspire people to be more creative, so they will find their own way to make money online with their creativity. We believe Streetlance will bridge the gap between the artists’ expectations and the reality of employment.
Our beta version has been launched a couple of months ago and we are looking for talented young artists to join our community. Fashion designers, writers, songwriters, entertainers, illustrators, painters, performers, dancers, musicians, graphic designers, videographers, typographers, are all welcome to join Streetlance.
Our approach is unique. We offer artists great opportunities to pitch themselves and make money by doing microjobs. As freelance artist on Streetlance you can post a pitch and offer a small creative service for a small price which you can finish in for example 15 minutes. Great way to promote yourself, gain experience, make money, build up a portfolio and attract new clients. And by the way, small orders leads to big orders right?
To be successful, artists must be creative, think out-of-the-box and come up with unique ideas and custom services. Registering is free and you can post unlimited pitches, we even recommend you to do this. There are also tools available which you can use to share your pitch socially in order to attract more buyers.
Join our creative marketplace!
Call for artist proposals: Monument to Cold War Victory
The Committee for Tacit History
Deadline: November 1, 2012
Application fee: none
The Committee for Tacit History is issuing a call for proposals for a Monument to Cold War Victory, an open-call competition for a public monument commemorating the outcome of the Cold War. Artists from around the world are encouraged to submit proposals by November 1, 2012.
Monument to Cold War Victory is a conceptual project by the artist Yevgeniy Fiks, taking the form of an open-call, international competition for a public, commemorative work of art.
For over two decades, public signifiers of the Cold War, such as the Berlin Wall, have been framed in terms of destruction and kitsch. A monument created at the moment of its own destruction, the Wall encapsulates the continuing geopolitical imagination of the conflict as linear, continuous, binary, and terminal: the culmination of a now-historicized narrative of competing empires. But while the impact of half a century of sustained ideological conflict still reverberates through all forms of public and private experience—from Middle Eastern geographies of containment to the narrative structures of Hollywood—it has yet to be acknowledged through a public and monumental work of art. The Cold War, the longest and most influential conflict of the twentieth century, has no publicly commissioned commemoration in the United States.
This project examines the enduring genre of war monuments, memorials, and institutionally framed and commissioned artworks. How might the legacy of the Cold War, in all its complex material, social, and cultural forms, be visually articulated? In what ways might the notion of “victory,” implicit in all retroactive commemorations of conflict, be interpreted? Can the traditional, formal structure of the monument, and the historical revisionism endemic to that form, be redefined?
Artists are invited to participate in this project by submitting a proposal for a public monument commemorating the outcome of the Cold War by November 1, 2012.
All submissions must be made through the website: http://www.coldwarvictorymonument.com/.
Submissions should include: a one-page narrative text on your proposed work and its relationship to the legacy of the Cold War, the notion of “victory,” and its reevaluation (if any) of the monument form; a visual schema in the form of three images; and an artist CV. A select number of finalists will be awarded a stipend and the opportunity to further develop their proposal for an institutional exhibition. The submitter of the winning proposal will be awarded a cash prize, and their concept will be implemented and installed in a publicly accessible location, to be determined, in the United States.
Monument to Cold War Victory will be juried by a distinguished panel of cultural and intellectual figures, including Vito Acconci, Susan Buck-Morss, Boris Groys, Vitaly Komar, Viktor Misiano, and Nato Thompson.
For further information, contact curator Stamatina Gregory, email@example.com
This project is initiated by The Committee for Tacit History, an international curatorial collective and research body dedicated to furthering interdisciplinary, practice-based investigations in history and visual culture.
Curatorial Project – Cue Arts Foundation, NYC
Call for proposals
Deadline: May 30, 2012
Application fee: none
This new program provides one deserving curator with the necessary time and resources to realize an innovative project, with the aim of encouraging curatorial research in tandem with exhibition planning. CUE will provide institutional guidance to the curator, who will produce a group exhibition in CUE’s space with related public programming and an accompanying exhibition catalogue in June 2013.
The selected applicant will receive a $1000 honorarium and a maximum exhibition/production budget of $2500. CUE will contribute up to $1500 toward shipping expenses and up to $4000 for catalogue production.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
- group show proposals that are conceptually rigorous and focus on artists, projects, and themes that are innovative, challenging, and engaging
- a clearly demonstrated, unique, and creative approach to both curatorial research methods and the exhibition plan
- ideas that are not well represented in the commercial sector.
THE FINE PRINT:
- proposals must include four or more artists, half of whom must qualify as under-recognized
- curators may not include their own work in the exhibition
- extra consideration will be given to those who are in the beginning stages of their curatorial careers
- applicant must reside in NYC, or be capable of making arrangements in the area; selected applicant will be required to attend meetings with the CUE staff throughout the year
- we welcome proposals that contribute to our on-going commitment to diversity
For more information on the submission requirements and to apply, visit
CUE Art Foundation
511 W. 25th Street
New York, New York 10001
United States of America
Central Asia Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2013
Call for Proposals
Deadline: June 01, 2012
Application fee: none
Hivos and the Arts and Culture Program of the Open Society Foundations invite project proposals for the Central Asia Pavilion to be realized within the framework of the 55th International Art Exhibition—Venice Biennale 2013. Building upon the challenging exhibitions during the past three editions of the Venice Biennale, and in recognition of the complex transition period and dynamic developments of the field of contemporary art in the countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan), we offer a platform through which the energy of socially engaged contemporary artistic practices from the region can be presented and further developed within the international context of the next Venice Biennale.
We envision the Central Asia Pavilion as a critical and polemical undertaking that explores and strengthens the vibrant potential of contemporary art, society, theory and activism from Central Asia, and makes a significant contribution to the artistic, cultural, intellectual, social and civic imaginaries of the contemporary world. The aim of the pavilion is to stimulate and facilitate regional developments—both in terms of the individual practice of cultural practitioners and in exploring the possible role of art in the changing society—as well as to create a possibility to link these developments to the global contemporary art context.
Preference would be given to the proposals which, besides the Central Asia Pavilion in Venice, include a sustainable discursive project (or a series of projects) in the region of Central Asia before and after its materialization in the framework of the Venice Biennale, and which depart from and further explore the identity of the pavilion as a regional rather than a national pavilion—challenging the constraints of the national representations in the Venice Biennale—proposing an example of collectivity and solidarity for both art and politics instead. The project of the pavilion will be approached critically to ensure a balance between artistic visions and the need for political and/or social representation.
Project proposals must include:
Curatorial vision for the project: concept, project/activities description, and plan for the implementation;
Vision of the additional/collateral events and activities in the region that accompany the project in Venice;
Outline of the organizational and logistic framework; including the implementing local organization;
Timetable for project development and realization; Budget outline (including the reasoning) and financial plan (including a draft of additional fundraising strategy);
Curriculum vitae and/or profile of the individuals involved and/or of the collective or art institution submitting the proposal.
the Arts and Culture Program of the Open Society Foundations