Call for Proposals: Maiden LA wants the thing you do (Los Angeles)

MAIDEN LA is an inclusive and expansive county-wide survey of art happenings throughout the month of August 2017. The program encourages self-initiation, the use of alternative spaces, and the consideration of the city as a platform for generative discourse and exchange. Maiden LA is an egalitarian program that aims to create an open forum for artists, collectives, curators, galleries, museums, et cetera, to connect and share.

MAIDEN LA--a playful anagram and homophone of ‘Made in LA’--is a call to assemble and host open studios, group shows, performances, or any variety of self-initiated projects in both traditional and unconventional spaces during the month of August.

Artists, organizers, and self-started spaces are encouraged to host an event anytime during the month, and to submit project details for inclusion in an online directory and interactive map. There will also be a limited edition fold-out map that will act as a physical guide to the network.  

SUBMISSION DEADLINE is June 15, 2017 11:59 p.m. PST

Please fill out submission form here

To connect with other participants about potential collaborations, venues, etc., please post to our Community Bulletin Board.

Download a .PDF of the Open Call here

Call for Entry: New Mexico's looking for Public Art with a civil rights twist (Albuquerque, NM)

http://www.bernco.gov/public-art-program

Asian American Monument
Bernalillo County
Parks and Recreation
Public Art Program
111 Union Sq SE 2nd Fl
Albuquerque NM 88172


APPLY TO THIS CALL

Entry Deadline: 6/2/17

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10 
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10 


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Location/Context History

The Asian American Monument Committee of New Mexico requests artists or artists’ teams to submit qualifications for designing a public art sculpture budgeted for $265,000 in honor of the landmark civil rights ruling from Territory v Yee Shun (1882) which affirmed the competency of Chinese Americans to testify in court and have their testimony accepted.  For additional information on the history of the case, email namasland@bernco.gov Successful applicants will demonstrate:

  1. Cultural competency

  2.  An understanding of this court case and why it is still relevant to all Americans today. 

  3. A broad history of Chinese Americans using the judicial system to advance and protect civil rights

  4. Relevance to all Americans today.

Site:

The site for the sculpture is the urban environment in downtown Albuquerque at the Second Judicial District Courthouse in Albuquerque New Mexico at 400 Lomas Blvd NW, 87102.  The sculpture will be located on the west side of the court house.  (See attached photos.)

Project Intent/Theme:

The intent of this sculpture is to commemorate the landmark historic Chinese American civil rights ruling, Territory of New Mexico v. Yee Shun (1882).  This monument also honors the citizens and the legal system of New Mexico which recognizes that ‘justice and liberty for all’ is a principle for all ages and people. The sculpture should reflect the tenacity of the human spirit and speak to all people – not just Asian Americans, but could include elements of Asian American Culture. 

Media/Style/Size:

The committee seeks artists or artist teams who are proficient in large scale abstract sculpture who can evoke a contemplative and inviting space with their designs.  The size of the artwork should be proportionate to the scale of the courthouse and sidewalk and address the interactive and pedestrian nature of the location. Public safety is a concern. The artwork should not pose a threat of injury of any persons who may come in contact with the piece.

Project Funds:

$265,000 available to commission a work of art on the west side of the Second Judicial Courthouse - $255,000 from the New Mexico State Legislature and $10,000 from the City of Albuquerque.  A stipend of $2,000 will be provided to each of the three finalists to present their designs in person in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Timeframe:

The call is open for 60 days, three finalists will have 60 days to prepare their designs before presenting to the Asian American Monument Committee and the community in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Eligible artist or artist teams must reside in the United States.

Grant: 2017 Lucie Foundation has funds for Emerging Photographers (Los Angeles)

2017 Lucie Foundation Emerging Scholarships
For International artists
 

Photographers make images. Visionaries teach you how to see. The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. Our support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, to digital and film-based works. Our concern is to support emerging photographers producing work that is at once gripping, and original.

The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer three cash grants to support the work of emerging photographers – one $2,500 scholarship with an open theme and two $1000 scholarships for photographers working in the fields of Fine Art or Documentary/Photojournalism.

Deadline: June 15, 2017 at 12am PST

Learn More & Apply: http://www.luciefoundation.org/programs/scholarship/

Deadline: 06-15-2017
Lucie Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Teal Thomsen
email: tthomsen@luciefoundation.org
Phone: 310.601.8723
Website: http://www.luciefoundation.org/programs/scholarship/

Residency: Skirball Cultural Center needs Teaching Artists (Los Angeles, CA)

Skirball Cultural Center seeks applications from visual-arts based teaching artists who will facilitate an 8-10 week in-school residency program for high school students

ABOUT THE SKIRBALL

The Skirball Cultural Center presents programs that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections, and call upon us to help build a more just society.

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY

The Skirball’s In-school Residency Program provides students with opportunities to engage with issues that are important in their lives and explore how art can be a tool for social action. It strives to ignite students’ self-confidence, imagination, and sense of agency. Students and teachers work intensively over the course of 8-10 weeks with a teaching artist and Skirball educators to learn basic techniques in one or more creative disciplines. Each residency culminates in a professionally produced, student-created presentation at the Skirball Cultural Center.

MARK-MAKING IN LA: STORIES OF OUR STREETS

What is street art? Who speaks and who decides what counts as art? One class of high school students will embark on an immersive investigation of muralism, street art and the many other rich traditions of public artistic expression across Los Angeles and Mexico. Two Skirball exhibitions presented as a part of Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America will serve as an entry point and framework for this residency—Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner‘s Mexico and Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day. Guided by a teaching artist, students will explore the contemporary relevance of street art and design in our city, creating original work that shares their stories of life in Los Angeles.

TEACHING ARTIST RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop a syllabus and lesson plan for a series of workshops spanning 8 to 10 weeks,  September – December 2017
  • Attend planning meetings with teachers and Skirball staff prior to the residency start date
  • Meet deadlines for submission of materials
  • Facilitate 1 or 2 hour in-school workshops weekly over 8-10 weeks and participate with the class in field trips to the Skirball
  • Develop a culminating student-produced event at the Skirball, in collaboration with Skirball staff

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualified candidate will have professional experience using visual arts to explore issues of social justice, a practice influenced byMexican and/or Mexican American identity, fluency in both English and Spanish, and at least two years previous teaching experience (experience working with classroom teachers and/or high school students preferred). A successful candidate will be organized and communicative; flexible and able to adapt lesson plans based on feedback; passionate and inspiring with respect to their art form. 

HOW TO APPLY

BY MAY 22, 2017, please submit:

  • Cover letter outlining your teaching experience, personal art practice, and experience using art to explore issues related to representation, identity, or civil liberties;
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
  • Documentation of teaching (1 sample curriculum piece/lesson plan);
  • A one page description of your proposed workshop that clearly outlines the participant objectives, a possible weekly sequence of activities, and a description of the end-product;
  • List of dates available to teach workshops over the course of 8-10 weeks, during school hours, between September 25 and December 15, 2017

Please email application to Anna Schwarz, Senior Educator for School and Residency Programs at aschwarz@skirball.org with subject line: In-School Residency Proposal

Deadline: 05-22-2017
Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Anna
email: aschwarz@skirball.org
Phone: 
Website: www.skirball.org

Call for Entries: Music Tastes Good festival (Long Beach, CA)

Call for Artists, Designers, Creatives and Makers!

Music Tastes Good is an eclectic two-day music and food festival, taking place at an outdoor location in downtown Long Beach, CA on Saturday, September 30th & Sunday, October 1st. Inspired by our nation’s shipping ports, and more specifically, the Port of Long Beach, this year’s event draws heavily on cultural exchange and the import and export of sounds, flavors, and ideas.

The festival is looking for projects that:

  1. Provide high impact with exceptional and visionary work.
  2. Engage community through an artist-initiated process.
  3. Exhibit cultural experimentation and innovation.

Ideal projects will embody one or both of the overarching and intertwined festival themes of musical performance and culinary arts.

All media is accepted. This includes, but is not limited to, painting, photography, sculpture, light projection, video, and all two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, new-media and any non-traditional media. Submission can be a single piece, a series, an installation with multiple components, or any other output that could be exhibited in an outdoor space. The space is big, really big. Think big, nothing but vast amounts of bigness.

Please check website listed for full application requirements and direct all correspondence to the festival’s Director of Art Installations, Nicolassa Galvez at art@musictastesgood.com.

Deadline: 05-14-2017
Music Tastes Good
Long Beach, CA

Contact: Nicolassa Galvez
email: art@musictastesgood.com
Website: http://mtglb.co/artist-submissions/

Call for Entries: Summer Group Exhibition at DAC Gallery (Los Angeles)

The DAC Gallery is seeking submissions for its annual Summer Group Exhibition that will take place June 3rd - July 7th, 2017.

This call is open to all artists within the continental United States. There is no submission fee. Although the range of accepted mediums is largely open, the gallery is interested in emphasizing artwork that is wholly or in part, made from fiber-based materials. 

Submissions are due by 4PM on May 12, 2017 to DACGalleryLA@gmail.com. Submissions will only be accepted through email (Dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive, and compatible methods of large file delivery applications are acceptable). An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 6-8PM.

Please do not call or email to check on the status of your submission, artists be notified by 4PM on May 19th regarding the Gallery Director's decision on what work will be exhibited. Detailed submission guidelines can be found here

Deadline: 05-12-2017
Downtown Art Center (DAC) Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Erin Wolfe
email: info@dacgallery.com
Phone: 213.627.7374
Website: https://www.dacgallery.com/submissions

Call for Entry: Mailart needed for Brainworks Gallery's "Huddle" (Los Angeles)

call for Mail/Postcard Art: Huddle
For International artists
 

CALL FOR MAIL/POSTCARD ART

HUDDLE

The #equalityforall mail art show

Hosted by Brainworks Gallery

Curated by Kristine Schomaker
Sponsored by Art and Cake

(submission details below)

From womensmarch.com…

“First, we marched. Now we Huddle. We will gather together in our neighborhoods all over the world to define our next steps, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national action.

Huddle (n.) – a small group of people holding an informal conversation”

I was part of a recent huddle in Los Angeles. It was an amazing experience to feel like we aren’t alone in our thinking about the current political climate. We talked about what is going on in our country and what we could do to make a difference.

This is one of my next steps. I am curating a mail art show at Brainworks gallery in August 2017.

Exhibition Dates: August 5th to 18th
Opening reception: August 5th 5-8pm
Brainworks Huddle: Date tbd

Postmark deadline for submissions: July 21, 2017

Eligibility: International

Entry fee: $0

Media: All work must be on 4×6 inch postcard cardstock format and sent through the post office mail. Any work not following these guides will not be used.

Theme: Huddle. You are not alone. Show us how you #resist. We want to hear your voices.

Sales: All work is donated to the show and sold for $25 each. 100% of proceeds will be donated equally to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and the Trevor Project.

(We are looking into having the show travel. You will not be getting your work back.)

We reserve the right to exclude work that we deem inappropriate.

Submit to:
Kristine Schomaker
c/o Brainworks Huddle
PO Box 86422
Los Angeles Ca 90086

Please share a photo of your postcard on instagram before you send it and use hashtags: #brainworkshuddle #womensmarch #huddle #resist #hearourvoice #whyimarch #imarchforequality #freedom #onelove #humanrights #wewontgoback #theresistance

Thank you for sharing your voices!!

Follow Art and CakeBrainworks Gallery and Shoebox PR to keep up with the latest information on our HUDDLE.


Deadline: 07-21-2017
Brainworks Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Kristine Schomaker
email: shoeboxpr@gmail.com
Phone: 661.317.1069
Website: https://shoeboxpr.com/2017/02/22/call-for-mail-art-huddle-at-brainworks-gallery/

Grants: Nevada Arts Council has $1000 quarterly for Nevada-based Artists (Nevada)

  • DEADLINE: May 15, 2017 (Qtr. 1, For projects occurring: July 1–Sept. 30)
  • More info and apply here
  • (Advanced Review Deadline: 45 days prior to quarterly deadline)

    GRANT AMOUNT: Up to $1,000.

    Quarterly Jackpot Grants support new or exemplary art projects by nonprofit arts and non-arts organizations, schools, public institutions or artists that take place during a three-month period. (For example, apply for the First Quarter Jackpot Grant to support projects/activities scheduled for July 1–September 30.)

    Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to: art exhibitions, performances, readings and concerts, sponsoring of arts-related workshops and conferences, marketing and promotional activities and planning, implementation, and/or evaluation of arts education/learning programs for school-aged students or other targeted participants.

  • An applicant may receive only one Jackpot Grant per fiscal year.
  • Organizations applying for funds to support an artist residency must submit an Arts Learning Project Grant or Artist Residency Express Grant application.
  • REQUIRED MATCH

    No match for individuals. 1:1 cash match for organizations. NAC requires that grantees report all in-kind contributions of goods and services as they have a cash value and demonstrate a broad base of community support

    ELIGIBILITY: INDIVIDUALS

    Individual artists of all disciplines, including folk and traditional artists, community scholars and teaching artists.

  • Individual applicants must have U.S. citizenship or legal resident status, be at least 21 years old, be a Nevada resident for 12 months prior to the date of application, and not be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in the area for which they are requesting NAC funds
  • ELIGIBILITY: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS & SCHOOLS

    Nevada 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public institutions such as schools, colleges, community centers, youth organizations, museums, tribal entities, senior centers, park districts and libraries. Organizations in the process of applying for nonprofit 501(c)3 status may apply using a Fiscal Agent.

    APPLICATION & REVIEW PROCESS

    This is a quarterly grant category. As applications arrive, each is reviewed for eligibility and completeness by NAC staff, processed and scheduled for committee review.

    REQUIRED SUPPORT MATERIAL

  • All required Support Material must be submitted using the GO™ system
  • An organization that has not previously applied for NAC funding is required to submit an IRS 501(c)3 letter confirming legal nonprofit status and a copy of its current board list
  • Individuals are required to submit a photo copy of your Nevada Driver’s License for proof of eligibility. If you don’t have a Nevada Driver’s License, please call NAC staff to discuss alternate documents to demonstrate eligibility
  • Individuals collaborating with other artists must provide work samples and résumés for those artists

Call for Proposals: Wiseman/FireHouse Galleries Call for Exhibit Proposals 2018 (Oregon)

Wiseman/FireHouse Galleries Call for Exhibit Proposals 2018
All artists 18+ are invited to submit proposals in any media. Work must be original and have been executed within the last two years. Send 20 digital files saved as high quality JPEGs on a CD or flash drive with image list (title, media, size), resume and artist statement to: Galleries 2018, Rogue Community College, 3345 Redwood Hwy, Grants Pass, OR 97527. Notification sent by June 23, 2017.

If accepted, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery.

Deadline: 05-19-2017
Rogue Community College
Grants Pass

Contact: Heather
email: hgreen@roguecc.edu
Phone: 541.956.7241
Website: http://web.roguecc.edu/galleries/call-entries

Call for Entry: Feevale University's Cultural Space needs mailart for "(DIS)BORDERS" (Brazil)

CALL (DIS)BORDERS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF VISUAL POETRY

 

Wherever you are, send us a visual poetry, a postal artwork, a postcard poetry, a concrete poetry-artwork, undo barriers, dissolve the borders and make part of this international exhibition.

Theme: (DIS)BORDERS

Types of art: any

Technique: It’s about sending by post a work that can be a poetry, a visual production, or what you understand by visual poetry. Write, paint, draw, paste, sew, print, photograph! The materiality must be necessarily sent by mail, without a stamp, it doesn’t fit.

Send it until August 2 nd, 2017.

Send to the address:

FEEVALE Theather (Cultural Space)

ERS-239, n° 2755

Câmpus II – Feevale University

Zip Code: 93.548-48

Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brazil

 

Including your fullname, City, Country, email and the title: (DIS)BORDERS

 

* There is no selection. The works wont be returned. All the works received will be exposed and will make part of a digital catalogue.

** The exhibition will take place at Feevale Cultural Space, from 04/09 to 05/11/2017.

Production: FEEVALE Cultural Space, PET

Support: FEEVALE Theather, Circular Project, LAMM, Arte na Escola

Achievement: Feevale University

Residency: Headlands Center for the Arts is offering fully funded programs (Sausalito, CA)

Location

Sausalito, California: United States

The Marin Headlands is 13,000 coastal acres of national park located just 10 minutes north of San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge. Headlands Center for the Arts is housed in artist-renovated former military buildings, surrounded by low coastal hills and the Pacific Ocean at the northern edge of the entrance to the San Francisco Bay.

Statistics

  • Residency Length: 4-10 weeks; average residency length 8 weeks
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 12
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 50
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 1000

Eligibility

  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: May apply as a team
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Additional eligibility information: 

    Since 1987, Headlands Center for the Arts has provided residencies for professional artists from more than 30 countries and 20 U.S. states. We welcome artists at all levels to apply; however, artists pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees may not apply while enrolled in degree-granting programs. Former Artists in Residence must wait five years to re-apply. Additional details and complete current information can be found by visiting our web site: www.headlands.org.

  • Application deadline: June 02 2017

Residency: The Studios of Key West has a month-long, no-cost program up (Florida)

The Studios of Key West (Key West, FL - United States) offers no-cost, month-long residencies to visual artists, writers, composers, performers and interdisciplinary artists from around the world. Known for blue skies, open water and mangrove islands - and 70 degree days in winter - Key West is removed from the American mainland by 120 miles of bridges and small islands. Deadline: May 15. Read more and apply here

Residency: Fully Funded one-month residency up for photographers (Colorado)

Elsewhere Studios (Paonia, CO - United States) is offering a one-month fully-funded residency for a photographer working in ME (Multiple Exposure) or ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) - or other experimental techniques. The residency will take place in the last trimester of 2017 (September, October, November, or December). The residency includes living and studio space at Elsewhere Studios for the month and a $250 stipend. Deadline: May 1 read more 

Residency: Ox-Bow Residency applications now open (Michigan)

Disciplines: Theater, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location: Saugatuck, Michigan, United States

Deadline: 1 May, 2017

Duration: September 3rd - October 7th 2017

Eligibility: Applicants must be over the age of 18

Support: We are happy to announce that in 2016 Ox-Bow furthered its commitment to the needs of artists by no longer charging fees for the residency program (including application, room & board, and residency fees). All accepted residents are fully funded. Artists may apply for additional stipends to help pay for the cost of travel, supplies, and time away from work.

Costs: none

URL: http://www.ox-bow.org

Program Description:

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017 (Midnight, CST)
Residency Length: Two, three, and five week (September 3rd - October 7th)
Costs: Accepted residents are fully funded. Artists can apply for additional stipends within the application.

Ox-Bow’s Artist-in-Residence program, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers artists and writers the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. During the fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists.

At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands. During the fall season, Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to work in studios not available during the summer session. The fall is an ideal time for writers to apply as there are studios dedicated specifically to them. It’s also a great time to propose group or collaborative work. The residency is open to all visual art disciplines and writers.

The residency provides:
• Studio (access to ceramic, printmaking, and painting studios—if you would like access to these facilities make sure this is clearly stated in your application)
• Private room
• Meals
• A community of engaged artists
• Opportunities to share work: slide presentations and/or readings

We are happy to announce that in 2016 Ox-Bow furthered its commitment to the needs of artists by no longer charging fees for the residency program (including application, room & board, and residency fees). All accepted residents are fully funded. Artists may apply for additional stipends to help pay for the cost of travel, supplies, and time away from work.

To find out more about Ox-Bow’s AIR program and to apply, visit our website: http://www.ox-bow.org

More Info: http://www.ox-bow.org

Residency: Honey and Salt (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Disciplines: All Disciplines.

Location: Economy, Nova Scotia, Canada

Duration: 1-3 weeks

Eligibility: Applicant must apply with project.

Support: housing, studio space, beauty farm on the bay of Fundy

Costs: $80 - 35 per week depending on type of accommodation

URL: http://www.redclayarts.ca

Program Description:Red Clay is offering weekly residencies for individuals seeking a place to work within the woods, by the sea.

Red Clay is located in Upper Economy Nova Scotia on the Bay of Fundy about 90-minutes from Halifax (see on google maps). Red Clay is a utopian homestead of gardens, lawns, pathways and ponds. Within this landscape, the Red Clay house has a well-lit studio space where resident artists can set up individual workplaces. The intention is for the space to be clean and uncluttered to allow for thought and introspection.

The Honey and Salt residency program is for creative and productive people who seek and can derive inspiration from a place to work from in rural Nova Scotia (such as a charming cabin in the woods) with access to a workspace or studio.

The culture of the residency is one of respect for each person’s work. Similarly, residents are expected to support the aesthetic by keeping the space and gardens beautiful.

The philosophy of the Honey and Salt residencies is to offer a quiet but interactive space for artists and creative workers, thinkers and planners.

Term

Residency terms may be from one week to three weeks.

No Honey and Salt Residencies are offered in August. Residency opportunities in August are offered through the White Rabbit Annual Residency

Application

Honey and Salt residents are accepted based on the quality of their application.

Applicants should request a specific length of residency and submit a brief statement of purpose and the dates requested.

The application can be made through email (redclayforest@gmail.com) or through this online form.

Applications will be reviewed and applicants notified within 10 days of receipt.

Accommodations

Resident artists have a choice of accommodations: the white room in the main house, one of two small lofts in the Green House or “Candle”, the tiny cabin in the woods built for one person.

The Landing Room

If you need the comfort of an interior space, the Landing Room is brightly lit, has access to a full washroom and is conveniently close to everything. It has a double bed and lots of room for your gear.

Tiny Cabins Tiny primitive cabins in the woods a stone’s throw from the house.

Candle is a bed with a roof and has big windows looking down on the stream.

The Beebarn is in elevated above the apple orchard for a beautiful view of the Bay.

Studio Space

Residents will be provided with a work-station in the lower studio where they can leave tools and projects. However, residents are expected to keep their work area clean and orderly.

Cost

The Honey and Salt residencies program is not a commercial project. Red Clay only charges a modest fee to help support the cost of the facility.

There are no paid staff or housekeepers, we are welcoming you into our homestead, it’s not much but it’s paradise.

Residency fees are as follows:

Cost per week:
Private Rooms $ 80
Tiny Cabins $ 70
Dorm Bed in the main house $ 60
Dorm Bed in the greenhouse $ 60
Camping Fees $ 40

Residency fees cover accommodation and studio space, heat, power and internet. Accommodation covers a furnished bedroom space or loft.

Facilities include; cooking, internet, solar shower & studio space.

Basic supplies such as toilette paper and cleaning supplies are provided.

Food, transportation, and workshops not included.

Fees are low because we are busy making art. We therefore, ask residents to try to be self-sufficient and offer mutual support.

Workshops

During the season, there are a number of scheduled weekend workshops. These workshops tend to bring a group of 10-15 people to the property. Resident artists can either pay a partial fee to participate, volunteer as a support person, or work on their own.

Food

Everyone is responsible for bringing their own food.

The kitchen is well stocked with spices and dry goods (rice, flour, chick peas, lentils and beans) and residents may use the kitchen inventory provided they restock. Restocking should be done before a resident leaves.

We often divide the preparation of meals into teams. The system is simple: if you are sharing in these meals please be sure that you are providing food, as well as, consuming it, this usually works out to cooking every other day or so. If you have severe allergies please contact redclayforest@gmail.com and let us know in advance.

If you have severe allergies please contact redclayforest@gmail.com and let us know in advance.

All dietary specification should be recorded on the kitchen chalkboard.

Bringing Friends, Kids and Animals

Friends are welcome, but we ask that everyone staying overnight contribute $8.00 each per night if not a part of another program. This daily fee does not include food.

More Info: http://www.redclayarts.ca

Request for Qualifications: LA County ARts Commission seeks ARTIST(S) to Create ENGAGING artwork for new San Fernando mental health center (Los Angeles)

Overview
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks an innovative artist(s) to design and create one or more compelling artwork(s) for the San Fernando Mental Health Center. Possible locations for artworks include the main entrance lobby, the children’s lobby/play room, conference rooms, group room, the hallway along the interview rooms and/or the interior outdoor courtyard. Construction on this new facility will begin in early 2018. The center will deliver an array of outpatient mental health services to children and their families. Mental health programs that serve the community will also be housed at the center. These programs include the Child Navigation Team, Psychiatric Mobile Response Teams and Law Enforcement Teams. These programs are field based, responding to the mental health needs of communities within Service Area 2. The artwork should be sensitive to the programs’ priorities and, in a thoughtful manner, address the needs of its clients. The artwork should be welcoming and engaging and establish a warm and comforting environment for the young clientele visiting the center. Delicate or fragile works should be designed to be out of reach of children. 

Artwork Opportunities include: 
1) The primary artwork opportunity is in the main entrance lobby, work may be sculptural
or 2D

2) Secondary interior spaces, including the children’s lobby/play room (2D or sculptural), two conference rooms (2D), group room (2D) and hallways (2D) 

3) Interior outdoor courtyard (sculptural) 

Permanent artworks are expected to be low maintenance and have a lifecycle of at least 25 years. 

GOALS OF THE ARTWORK
San Fernando Mental Health serves the San Fernando community and the civic artwork will complement the center’s mission of “Enriching lives through partnerships designed to strengthen the community’s capacity to support recovery and resiliency.” The artwork selected will have the power to augment the experience for patients, visitors and staff to the center and enhance the atmosphere and environment in an uplifting way. The work should contribute to a warm and inviting experience for clients, which is in line with the building’s design goals. 

BUDGET
All-inclusive artwork budgets will be developed during the artist selection process and will vary but will be approximately $70,000. This budget includes artist fees, liability insurance, artist travel, and all costs associated with the design, fabrication, delivery and installation of the artwork. 

ELIGIBILITY
The commission(s) is open to professional artists residing in Southern California, defined as Ventura to San Diego Counties, who have demonstrated successful completion of a permanent large scale civic artwork. Artists who have artwork in the County’s Civic Art Collection will not be eligible unless this project has a higher budget than the previously commissioned project. See “Criteria for Selection” for required qualifications. 

San Fernando Mental Health
San Fernando Mental Health provides mental health service, medication support, day treatment services and day rehabilitation, crisis intervention and crisis stabilization, targeted case management and therapeutic behavior service. 


Their vision is to establish partnerships with clients, families and communities to create culturally competent opportunities for hope, wellness and recovery. (http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh


CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art program strives to create artworks which reflect aesthetic and technical quality, innovation, site specificity and civic engagement. To ensure that the artwork meets the expectations of patients, visitors, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders, the selected artist or artist team will be required to participate in a rigorous design process. This process includes place-based research through creative engagement, site visits
and design meetings, conservator review, structural engineering, budget tracking and timeline management. 

Artist applications will be evaluated on the following criteria: 
Ability to create an artwork that will resonate with the facility’s patients, visitors, staff and the San Fernando Mental Health community; · Proven artistic merit and strong professional qualifications that demonstrate the artist’s ability to achieve the guiding principles of the Civic Art Program ( aesthetic and technical quality, 
innovation, site specificity, civic engagement and the ability to transform a space and the user experience); 
Ability to work with a government agency, architects and engineers; Ability to effectively assess the spatial and technical conditions of an architectural space and propose an integrated, easily maintainable artwork; and Experience managing a budget of similar scale and working within time constraints. Only artists who meet these criteria should apply. 

SELECTION PROCESS
An artist will be selected through a two phased process. In the first phase, artists’ responses to this RFQ will be evaluated by the Project Coordination Committee, which will shortlist up to three finalists and one alternate. Artists should NOT send art proposals in response to this RFQ. 

Finalists will receive $750 for development of a conceputal design proposal and presentation to the Project Coordination Committee (PCC).The PCC reviews artist applications, conducts finalist proposal presentation/interviews, selects the artists (or artist teams) and reviews the project from design development through artwork installation. The PCC is composed of nine to eleven representatives from applicable County departments, the citizen advisory committee and arts professionals. The Civic Art project manager serves as a non-voting advisor to the PCC and facilitates the selection process. 

To Apply
The following application materials must be received by May 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, via Dropbox link to Civic Art at Civicart@arts.lacounty.gov mailto:Civicart@arts.lacounty.gov

1. Résumé including name, mailing address, phone number(s), email and web page (if applicable). Résumé should not exceed three (3) pages. 

2. A two-page letter of interest addressing: 
Why this project interests you; Interest in or experience with mental health or health facilities; Engagement practices and how does that reflect in your work; What does collaboration look like in your projects; and · If you were referred to apply for this call, please list the person who referred you. 

Only letters that specifically address these points will be considered. 

3. Up to ten (10) images of your relevant work. 
Submit digital images in JPEG format, PC compatible, no larger than 1920 X 1920 pixel resolution. Label each image with artist’s name and a number which corresponds to the annotated image list – for example 01JaneJones, 02JaneJones. Do not insert multiple photos into one image. 
4. An accompanying annotated image list including: 
· Thumbnail image of artwork; 
· Title, date and location of artwork; 
· Very brief project description no more than 250 words; 
· Medium and dimensions; 
· Budget; and
· Commissioning agency or client, and project manager, if applicable. 

5. List of three professional references, with title, phone and email addresses. 

deadline for Applications Application materials must be submitted May 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. 

Complete applications shall be delivered via Dropbox link to Civic Art at Civicart@arts.lacounty.gov mailto:Civicart@arts.lacounty.gov, incomplete applications, and any applications submitted after the deadline, will be deemed ineligible and not be considered. 

tentative SCHEDULE
RFQ issued April 13, 2017
Application Technical Assistance Workshop April 26, 2017
Applications Due May 15, 2017
Artist Selection June 15, 2017
Selected Artists Contacted July 3, 2017
Proposals Due September 15, 2017
Project Completion January 2019


OPTIONAL: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP
A presubmittal technical assistance workshop will be offered on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m. for interested applicants to learn more about the San Fernando Mental Health Center and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art program application process. Workshop will take place at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Please RSVP to civicart@arts.lacounty.gov mailto:civicart@arts.lacounty.gov with “San Fernando Mental Health TA” in the subject line by Monday, April 24, 5:00 p.m. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For questions about the San Fernando Mental Health Center RFQ, please contact Caroline Kerrigan Lerch, Civic Art Project Manager, at 213-202-5941 or clerch@arts.lacounty.gov mailto:clerch@arts.lacounty.gov. For additional information about the Civic Art Program, please visit the Civic Art Program online at www.lacountyarts.org/civicart.htm http://www.lacountyarts.org/civicart.htm

Do not send original artwork. Late applications will not be considered. If artists are applying as a team, the team must be declared at the time of application in the letter of interest. Include resumes for all team members with application. Please submit a minimum of 5 images per team of completed or proposed projects, not per artist. While every effort will be made to carefully handle applications, the Arts Commission cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged materials. The Arts Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses received, or commission an artist through another process. All artists who submit their materials for review will receive written notification of the results of the selection process, including identification of the selected artist(s). This request for qualifications does not constitute an offer to contract or a promise for remuneration, recognition, or any other thing. Submission of any materials in response to this request for qualifications will not constitute an express or implied contract. The information contained and/or any program or event described herein may be changed, amended, modified, canceled, revoked or abandoned without notice at any time and for any reason in the sole discretion of the Arts Commission or the County of Los Angeles. Artists will not be eligible for more than two County projects at any given time. Priority will be given to artists who have had no prior commission of the same or greater budget with the Los Angeles County Civic Art Program. If artwork proposal and/or design are selected, artist will be required to enter into a contract with the County of Los Angeles. Because the artwork will be located on public property, and because the County of Los Angeles is a public entity subject to laws, rules and regulations which are not necessarily applicable to private persons or companies, the Arts Commission has prepared a form agreement for use in connection with artwork commissioned for the Civic Art Program. A copy of the form agreement can be found on the Arts Commission’s website, at

 http://www.lacountyarts.org/civicart_opportunities.htm. If artist is selected, the artist acknowledges that he/she is willing and able to enter into a contract in the form made available on the Arts Commission website. The Arts Commission reserves the right to revise or change its form agreement at any time, for any reason, and to require artists to use the revised form for contracting purposes. 



 

Grants: Long Beach Arts Council has a total of $4000 over 4 awards (Long Beach, CA)

RISK AND INNOVATION GRANT

The Arts Council believes in the transformative power of the arts. Through the Risk and Innovation Grant, we invite our creative community to explore problems in our city, nation and world. The arts are a platform for community engagement, collaborative problem solving and creative expression. The Arts Council invites local artists, performers, collectives and groups to create a work of art that expresses how they feel about an issue in our current political and social climate. Artists may approach this project in three ways: Use an issue you care about to create a work of art that communicates your perspective and passion; Learn about an issue that does not impact your everyday life and create a work of art that builds awareness; use social practice to bring people together for a collaborative creative effort. The projects will be presented in a public forum between June 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017. There will be four awards at $1000 each with a total of $4000 in funding.

Guidelines and application instructions here

The Fiscal Year 2016–2017 Applications are extended to Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Residency: The Halcyon House Arts Lab (Washington D.C.)

Disciplines: All Disciplines.

Location: Washington, DC, DC, United States

Deadline: 4 May, 2017

Duration: 9 months

Eligibility: Studio space, stipend, nine-months accomodation (non-DC residents only)

Support: • A dedicated studio to concentrate on independent learning and creative practice. • $18k financial scholarship to support living and material costs • Nine months of offsite residential accommodation (eligible for non-DC residents only) • A curriculum of classes that provides skills training in negotiating, marketing, and fundraising • Mentorship and critique from an experienced arts professional • Workshops and lectures with a broad content of art topics in the public realm, from urban planning and policy, to design thinking and social justice. • Mentorship with DC high school students to provide guidance, instruction and inspiration to the next generation • Opportunities to collaborate with fellow artists, social entrepreneurs and our program partner organizations in Washington, DC.

Costs: No application fees or residency costs

URL: http://halcyonhouse.org/arts-lab

Call for Proposals: Norfolk International Airport needs some crazy-amazing public art (Norfolk, VA)

The Norfolk Public Art Commission and the Airport Art Planning Committee
seek to commission an artist to design and create exterior artwork.

LOCATION/CONTEXT: Norfolk is the cultural, educational, medical and business center of the seven city Hampton Roads area. It is thriving with culture, history, diversity, festivals, attractions and entertainment and boasts the best shopping and dining experiences in the entire region.  The city is a vital confluence of commerce, water, city, rail, transportation, government and business all coming together.  Norfolk hosts the world’s largest naval base, one of the busiest international ports on the East Coast, and the region’s international airport.
      Norfolk International Airport is the major airport serving southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina. Surrounded by water and garden, it is enhanced by the splendor of the neighboring Norfolk Botanical Garden, which creates a beautiful buffer zone between the airport and the outside world. The year-round beauty of the airport grounds has become a national role model for reconciling expanding air facilities with a delicate ecological sanctuary. It has one of the most beautiful air approaches of any city in the world. The recently renovated lobby and concourses are bright and modern with open views of the lush landscapes.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The Public Art Planning Committee seeks an artist to design and create exterior artwork that will signal Norfolk as a friendly and welcoming city. The art should be site-specific, creatively stimulate thought and conversation, and be relevant to Norfolk. The perfect artwork will create a sense of arrival, originality and momentarily relieve the stresses of air travel. 

PROJECT SITE:  Exterior artwork should be experienced by the maximum number of airport patrons. There are a variety of potential artwork sites. A key location is at the main entrance on Norview Avenue and Azalea Garden Road and would be seen as travelers enter or exit the airport grounds.  The park just outside the pedestrian bridge which runs between the main terminal and the baggage claim would also be a good location for artwork to be viewed both from indoors and outdoors.  Artwork would need to be approximately 20’ tall to be at eye level to the inside.

SIZE/MEDIA: The artwork should be large enough to be viewed by the maximum number of people entering and exiting the airport. Artwork must be fabricated in durable, permanent outdoor materials that are safe and easily maintained.

PROJECT FUNDS: Up to five finalists may be selected to be interviewed by the Public Art Planning Committee via Skype. The finalists are not expected to complete a design at this stage but will be interviewed about past work and creative process.  There will also be a preliminary discussion of the site. The committee reserves the right to select the final artist without a finalist process.
     The total budget for the completed, delivered and installed artwork is $200,000. This will cover artist’s honorarium, fabrication, materials, shipping and insurance, travel expenses necessary to complete the project, project plaque, final documentation and any incidental expenses.  The artist must hire a Virginia licensed contractor to install the artwork(s).  The selected artist may be asked to present a community educational workshop or presentation.
     Please note that a city contract will be issued with a design phase requiring review and approval by the Public Art Commission prior to fabrication.
     The selected artist must carry a Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy naming both the City of Norfolk and the Norfolk Airport Authority as additional insured, and must provide certificates of insurance to that effect guaranteeing thirty (30) days written notice before any changes to the policies become effective. The normal expected insurance requirement is three million dollars each occurrence.  Insurance can be purchased and certificate presented after the first payment is made.  If the artist employs anyone in connection with this work, the artist must carry a workers compensation insurance policy and an automobile liability insurance policy if appropriate. The artist shall also be responsible for assuring subcontractors, if there are any, meet the same insurance requirements.  

CALENDAR: This calendar is subject to change.
     May 4, 2017, 11:59 PM MDT time, submittal due date and time 
     June 2017, selection announced
     Spring 2018, completion of art

SELECTION CRITERIA AND AWARD CONSIDERATIONS: The commission will be awarded based on factors such as the aesthetic value, creativity and contemporary relevance of the proposed piece. The city will consider the diversity of beliefs and values and general standards of decency of the citizens who fund the commission and purchase public art for the City of Norfolk. The award will be made to the responsible offeror whose submission is determined in writing to be the most advantageous to the City taking into consideration the evaluation factors set forth in this Request for Proposal.
     The following criteria will be used in the proposal evaluation process:
          • Artistic merit (excellence, originality, creativity and innovative approaches) as evidenced by submitted materials
          • Professional artistic experience to fulfill the requirements of this project either in studio, educational, community, employment and/or art projects and the ability to undertake the design, creation and installation of the artwork
          • Appropriateness of materials, style and concepts in relation to this prospectus

 PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS: Submission must be submitted via CaFÉ website at www.CallForEntry.org or delivered to 232 E. Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 by 2:00 PM EDT on May 4, 2017. 

QUESTIONS/FOLLOW UP:  Questions about this project may be directed to Danny Hawk, Office of the Purchasing Agent, 757-664-4026 or danny.hawk@norfolk.gov.

For assistance with the CaFÉ online application process, contact CaFÉ tech support at 888-562-7232 or cafe@westaf.org, Monday-Friday, 8:30 PM to 5:00 PM MDT.

   
Before submitting proposals, please review the website http://www.norfolk.gov/bids.aspx for possible updates and addendums.

Jobs: Lincoln Center for the Arts needs a Production Coordinator (New York)

Description

POSITION Production Coordinator, Programming OVERVIEW Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts and education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center Campus. As the Production Coordinator, Programming, you will organize events associated with Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and other projects planned by the Programming Department. Reporting to the Production Manager, with additional directives provided by event producers, you will provide both production and administrative support. Specific responsibilities include:

• Coordinating and disseminating all production information, scheduling venue visits for artists, coordinating the distribution of venue technical packages to artists, distributing artist’s technical information to lighting and sound supervisors and venue production managers, distributing and maintaining production calendars, and tracking the distribution of all of the above information.
• Arranging accommodations, transportation, and hospitality services for guest artists.
• Processing visa applications for guest artists.
• Preparing the annual versions of the company and accounting databases. Inputting production-related budget lines. Briefing incoming production interns on database functions.
• Managing the processing of all new hire paperwork relating to programs, research union pay rates and implement production crew rates. Ensuring that payroll is submitted for seasonal staff.
• Maintaining each program’s daily schedule. Updating as new information arrives and/or as directed.
• Researching vendor pricing on production-related equipment rentals and purchases. Arranging for various production-related lighting rentals and arranging timely and accurate returns of same.
• Tracking all production expenditures, including petty cash, invoices, etc. Preparing the monthly production-related accruals and coordinate close-out for each event.
• Preparing purchase order requests, service contracts, and processing invoices through the Purchasing and Finance Departments.
• Implementing fee and payment schedule for consultants and coordinators. Preparing vendor and consultant contracts and coordinate approvals with the Legal Department.
• Supervising any seasonal production interns or temporary staff.
• Managing all master load-ins and –out schedules.
• Providing day-to-day administrative support to the Production Manager, including phone coverage, database and file maintenance, minutes at meetings, etc.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; professional phone manner • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database programs • Strong organization skills and attention to detail, with an ability to multitask and prioritize effectively • Must exhibit excellent judgement and flexibility • Knowledge of classical music and the performing arts • At least five years of experience in the field or a related business • Ability to work evenings and weekends required • This job involves being able to lift up to 50 pounds • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE Please send a cover letter (including your salary requirements and interest in Lincoln Center) and resume to our humanresources@lincolncenter.org inbox. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed. Please list: Production Coordinator in the subject line. Internal candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly. Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.