Open Call

Call for Curators: New Art Center Curatorial Opportunity Program 2018 (Newtonville, MA)

New Art Center Curatorial Opportunity Program 2018
New Art Center
61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460

Entry Deadline: 6/5/18


REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 20 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 20 


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1. Statement of Purpose

The New Art Center's Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) supports independent curators of contemporary art by making diverse visions possible in a non-profit and alternative exhibition space. The program investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts, exhibits strong curatorial voices, and encourages the timely examination of new ideas and perspectives.

The New Art Center (NAC) are currently accepting curatorial proposals for 5- to 7-week group exhibitions from September 2019 – May 2020 at the New Art Center in Newton. We will only accept electronic submissions received by June 5, 2018. No extensions will be granted and no paper applications will be accepted.

2. Background Information

Since 1991, NAC has used its Main Gallery for group exhibitions (two artists or more) curated by an exhibiting artist or independent curator. We continue this tradition through the COP, our annual public call for curatorial proposals.

Our Main Gallery is one of the few mid-sized nonprofit exhibition spaces in New England, which attracts over 5,000 visitors each year. The gallery occupies the hall of a former church, with 25-foot vaulted ceilings, substantial natural light, and several movable wall panels. The space is approximately 2,500 square feet, with an average width of 39 feet and an average length of 40+ feet.

A visit to the gallery prior to application is advised and encouraged, if possible. Two curatorial workshops, led by local curators, will be held on March 14 and April 25 from 7-9 PM. Prospective applicants are encouraged (though not required) to attend one of these workshops to hear more about the curatorial process and have questions about the program answered by NAC staff. To register, visit https://newartcenter.org/index.php/workshops-products/

The COP furthers the NAC’s mission to offer exceptional opportunities to make, exhibit, view, think about and talk about art. COP exhibitions and associated public programs are the foundation of our gallery education and outreach programs and enhance the learning available in our studio classes and workshops, which educate over 2,500 students annually and sustain a faculty of over 40 professional artists.

3. Scope of Work

Required:

  • Proposals must include works by two artists or more.
  • Proposals must include one public program with an educational component; more than one is encouraged (see ‘proposed public programs’ under Criteria, below).
  • In proposals including one’s own work, that work should not be the main focus of the exhibition, and should only be included if it supports the thesis. Artists wishing to include their own artwork in the proposal must be willing to eliminate their own work if the panel feels that such a cut would strengthen the exhibition. 

Additional Considerations:                

  • The proposed exhibitions can include works in a single medium or several media, from painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video to installation, performance, and sound art. A variety of media or diverse use of similar media is recommended.
  • Exhibitions may be organized around medium or process
  • Exhibitions may investigate social, cultural, historical, theoretical or political concepts
  • Strong applications are centered on a curatorial concept that ties the work together (see "4.Decision Criteria")

NAC Support
For each exhibition, the New Art Center provides a curator stipend to be applied to exhibition-related expenses at the curator's discretion. The stipend is awarded after the opening reception. Curators and artists are encouraged to consult with the NAC to seek outside funding to enhance their exhibition program(s) or invitation, or to provide for additional advertising. The NAC receives a 50% commission on sales of any works in the exhibitions. 

The NAC provides:

  • a set budget for printing of a postcard invitation
  • a $1,000 USD curator stipend
  • public relations support such as sending press releases to press venues
  • advertisements, extensive listings, emails to our 10,000+ person mailing list, and posts to our social media feeds
  • duplication of material for distribution at the exhibition
  • gallery signage
  • insurance up to $150,000 in total for art work while it is at the NAC
  • physical assistance in preparing the space and installing the work
  • an opening reception with refreshments

The NAC does not provide (or pay for):

  • transportation of artworks or artists to or from the NAC
  • installation construction beyond basic installation and wall configuration

4. Decision Criteria

  • Quality of the work to be shown: Note - though submission of artists' resumes is required, artists who lack substantial exhibition records and experience will still be considered.
  • Clarity, subtlety, and power of the underlying curatorial concept: Proposed exhibitions must articulate a clear central idea, convincingly supported by the work included. This idea, or thesis, must be expressed in a brief curator's statement of concept. This is required whether the central idea is simply strong aesthetic resonance between works in a single medium or complex theoretical or academic dialogue presented across multiple media.
  • Proposed public programs: The Curatorial Opportunity Program helps advance the New Art Center’s educational mission by using the galleries to enhance the experience of NAC’s students and guests. Proposals must include at least one educational component connected with the exhibition, the goal of which is to place the exhibition, the art practices, and the curatorial practice into the larger context of contemporary art for a general public. This can consist of a panel discussion, gallery talk, ongoing interactive presentations, activities geared toward engaging the NAC’s daily student population or related presentations and/or performances in other mediums.
  • Capability of the curator to carry out the project: In addition to working with the Exhibitions Director on the exhibition design and installation, curators are also responsible for communicating with the artists. This includes assuring timely delivery of press materials, adherence to agreed-upon artwork delivery and pickup times, etc. The curator and artists are expected to work with the Exhibitions Manager to assure that all necessary tasks are accomplished and deadlines are met.

5. Eligibility                               
All artists and curators are eligible regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, belief, national origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities. While artists and curators from the greater Boston area are encouraged to participate, there are no geographic restrictions. Please keep in mind that the NAC does not pay for travel expenses or shipping of artwork (or insurance of artwork in transit to or from NAC).

Proposals will not be considered for one-person exhibitions or if they envision a general call to artists. Additionally, proposals will not be considered if they lack a statement of concept; require financial support from the Center beyond the usual stipend and services (see Support); are late or incomplete; are inappropriately scaled for the Main Gallery (see Gallery Space) or have prohibitively complex and/or expensive installation requirements.

6. Requirements for Proposal Preparation

  • ou must complete all fields in the online application in order for it to be submitted. The application requires that you upload all of your documents as PDF or Word documents. The curator statement, proposed public program(s) and image list will also need to be entered into the text boxes provided as well.  CREATE YOUR DOCUMENTS FIRST, AND THEN COPY THE TEXT INTO THE TEXT BOXES.
  • You must create a free CaFÉ™ login and password in order to upload images and all other aspects of the application.
  • Other helpful hints and a CaFÉ FAQ are found here: https://www.callforentry.org/cafehelp.phtml

CHECKLIST

  • Curator's Statement of Concept  
    • (suggested length: 1-2 paragraphs or 200 words)
      • The curator's statement must begin with an exhibition title followed by a one-paragraph summary of the curatorial intention of the show.
  • Artist List
    • (suggested length: 50-100 words per artist)
      • The artist list should address each artist individually and discuss how the body of work selected for exhibition relates to and supports the overall concept.
  • Proposed Public Program(s) with Educational Component
    • (suggested length 1 pg/300 words)
      • At least one public program proposal is required, more than one is encouraged. Each proposed program should aim to contextualize and/or expand upon the exhibition, the contemporary art practice, and the curatorial practice for the general public.  
  • Artist Agreement
    • You must have secured participation of all the artists in your proposal prior to your application’s submission. Please list all confirmed artists in your Curator Statement of Purpose.
  • Resumes and References
    • Provide resumes (1-4 pages each) for the curator(s) and for each of the participating artists. You will need to combine all resumes into one document before uploading it. Curators must also submit contact information for three professional or academic references.
  • Images
    • Specifications, Audio & Video Specifications:
      • File format: JPEG only
      • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
      • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
      • File size: 5 MB maximum
    • A maximum of 30 images will be reviewed, with a maximum of 12 images per artist. For a tutorial on image preparation, please visit: https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtm
    • A maximum of 6 audio files and a maximum of 6 video files can be uploaded to CAFÉ, BUT WE CAN REVIEW MORE. In addition to your online submission, please share any additional audio and/or video files via Dropbox with Exhibitions@newartcenter.org. If you prefer, you may also mail the files on a DVD to Manager of Exhibitions, New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA 02460. Any mailed application materials must be postmarked no later than June 5, 2018.
  • Image List & Digital Image Submissions - Please follow instructions carefully! 
    • The Image List must be numbered in accordance with the order of the images in the CAFÉ slideshow. We suggest that you create the Image List first and then select and order your images in CAFÉ in accordance with the list.
    • The list must include (for each work):
      • Artist's Name
      • Image Number 
      • Title of work
      • Year
      • Medium (please include as much information about the media used as possible)
      • Dimensions 
      • Specification of either 'A' (for actual work to be exhibited) OR 'R' (for representative work). Inclusion of 'actual' work is encouraged.
        • xample: John Doe #1, Untitled, 2015, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, A
  • In addition to providing the Image List, you will also need to provide the image information for each image you upload onto CAFÉ. Please follow these directions carefully!!
    • For each image you upload, please fill out the fields with the following information:
      •  In CAFÉ’s “Description” field, include:
        • Artist's Name - The name(s) should be the first words entered in the description field!
        • Image Number - This should follow the Artist’s Name in CAFÉ’s “description” field
        • A (for actual work to be exhibited) or R (for representative work)
        • Example: John Doe #1 A
      • n CAFÉ’s “Title” field, include the title of the artwork
      • In CAFÉ’s “Year” field, include the year the piece was completed
      • In CAFÉ’s “Medium” field, include as much information as you can about the media used
      • In CAFÉ’s “Dimensions” field, include the dimensions of the piece
      • In CAFÉ’s “Price” field, insert $0; you must complete this field in order to submit the application, but price has no bearing on the application’s review process.

7. Review of Applications and Award Process                              

  • Deadline: June 5, 2018
  • Applications must be submitted on the CaFÉ website by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on June 5, 2018.
  • Please plan ahead. No paper applications will be accepted and no extensions will be granted. NAC exhibitions staff will be available to answer last minute questions from 1-5 PM. It is reccomended that you submit your application in advance of the deadline to allow time for unforseen technical difficulties.
  • Applications are reviewed by a group of professional artists, curators, educators, museum and gallery personnel / staff, NAC staff and NAC community members.  
  • The panel reviews the application and support materials for the quality of the exhibition concept, the quality of work, educational potential, and clarity.
  • NAC staff may contact the applicant’s professional references and/or request to meet with finalists as part of the selection process. The review process may also include a phone interview or studio visit to view actual work.
  • COP awards will be announced to the recipients in August of 2018. No phone calls please.
  • The New Art Center will determine the schedule for COP exhibitions. Restrictions on scheduling flexibility must be stated in the application’s Curator Statement of Concept.

8. Questions?          
Please contact: Info@newartcenter.org. These COP Guidelines can be downloaded from the New Art Center website: https://newartcenter.org/index.php/curatorial-opportunity-program/

Call for Entry: Wall Artwork(s) Historic Downtown (Liberty, MO)

http://www.LibertyMissouri.gov/arts

Wall Artwork(s) Historic Downtown Liberty, MO
City Hall- Community Development
101 E. Kansas
Liberty, MO 64068


APPLY TO THIS CALL
 

Entry Deadline: 2/26/18
Days remaining to deadline: 33

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6 


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Project: Wall Art – Corner of 2 N. Water Street & 8 E. Kansas St. – “Liberty” Themed Artwork(s)
The City of Liberty is issuing a call for artists to create artwork that would cover 15 individual panels (approx 6 ft tall by 12 ft wide) hung side by side to adorn a temporary wooden façade (6 ft. tall by 160 ft. wide) at the corner of Water and Kansas Streets in Historic Downtown Liberty.  The wall serves as a visual barrier for a vacant lot located at the SE Corner of the Historic Courthouse Square.
We are looking to create a mural that is appealing to area residents and visitors.  Preferred themes could celebrate community and/or culture with elements that will draw people from around the Kansas City Metro, and visitors to KC, to Liberty for a photo opportunity. The panels should be light-hearted and capture the essence community pride, inclusivity, and equity.
Themes:
 City Pride
 Culture
 History

Artists who draw, paint, make prints, work in computer or graphic design, photography, etc. are invited to apply.  Must be 18 or older to apply, and be willing to sign a legal agreement and waiver. Once installed, each piece artwork must require limited maintenance and withstand the area’s climate and weather for up to two years. 
Panel Details: 
“Panels” refers to the 15 sections, which selected artists will design using the medium of their choosing that adheres to the below guidelines. Panel dimensions as follows:
▪ 13 12’x6’ panels (5 panels on Water St., 8 panels on Kansas St.)
▪ 1 10’ x 6’ panel (A diagonal or angled panel on Kansas St.)
▪ 1 5’ x 6’ panel (a panel on Water St.)

• Some of the panels have a unique shape and the committee will consider how the art will look in the designated space when making the assignments. 

● The wall is built completely out of unpainted or additionally primed CCA treated plywood. Canvas artwork will be directly fixed to this wall via staples. If you choose to paint directly on the wood, that is also permitted. Photos of the blank wood wall are included as an attachment to this application.

●Use the references below to serve as a launch point to explore Liberty’s history and culture:
▪ Visit Liberty Mo tourism website: www.visitlibertymo.com
▪ History of Liberty: www.libertymissouri.gov/2120/History-of-Liberty
▪ William Jewell College History: http://www.jewell.edu/about-jewell/history
▪ Liberty Public School District: www.lps53.org/
▪ Historic Downtown Liberty, Inc.: www.historicdowntownliberty.org/intriguing-history/

● Sample murals and artwork from around the country that served as inspiration to the committee for this Call for Artists are http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/8-street-art-murals-across-the-us-that-were-basically-made-for-instagram

● The artists will be selected by members of the Public Art Committee that includes members of the Liberty Arts Commission, the property owner, representatives from Historic Downtown Liberty, Inc., and City Staff. The group will select proposals they feel fit the City’s culture. 

The Call Options
Artists will select one of three options for their proposal, you may:
A. Create a proposal for one individual panel from the dimensions listed above
B. Create a proposal for all panels on either N. Water or all panels on E. Kansas
C. Create a proposal for all panels, on both streets, the entire façade

The Proposal:
Please be prepared to submit the following items in the online application. All files should be submitted in as .PDF, PNG  or JPG and be sized approximately 1880 pixel on the longest side @ 100 dpi
▪ Resume (Maximum 2 pages)
▪ Outline which proposal option you are choosing
▪ 3-6  examples of previous work
▪ Detailed Project Description, including:
o A literal description of the artwork
o A description of the concepts in the proposed piece
o How will this work contribute to a visitor’s experience of downtown Liberty?
o An artist statement describing wall art experience and interest in the project
▪ 1 to 5 sketches or digital illustrations of the proposed mural panel
▪ Proposed budget for reimbursement of materials
▪ There is no application fee. All artwork will become the property of the City of Liberty at the time of hanging.

Honorarium:
▪ The Liberty Arts Commission will provide the canvas and the hardware for attaching the artwork to the façade if you choose. The artist will be responsible for the remaining materials.
▪ Option A  Honorarium: Up to $150 per panel
▪ Option B Honorarium: Up to $1750
▪ Option C Honorarium: Up to $3500

Timeline: 
▪ Applications are due by February 26, 2018
▪ Artists will be notified by March 20, 2018
▪ Weather permitting, artwork(s) should be completed by April 27, 2018

Residency: Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency (Saugatuck, MI)

Ox-Bow MFA and Arts Faculty Residency Program

 

Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers courses, workshops, and artist residencies for students and artists at all stages in their career. In the summer MFA candidates and recent graduates and Arts Faculty residents can take advantage of the Ox-Bow community, which includes faculty, visiting artists and students.

The MFA and Faculty residencies provide:

·       Private Studio (raw studio space, classroom studios not available)

·       Private room

·       Meals

·       Access to visiting artists and faculty for studio visits

·       Evening artist lectures

·       Opportunities to share work: slide presentations and/or readings and open studios

We are happy to announce Ox-Bow has 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 will be 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 the program visit our website.  Interested in spending an extended time at Ox-Bow? Check out the LeRoy Neiman Foundation Fellowship program or consider applying for the fall residency program.

Residency applications are accepted online and there is no fee. If you have questions about our programs or application contact us at ox-bow@saic.edu

 

Deadline or Post Expiration: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Contact Name: Annie Fisher

Contact Email: ox-bow@saic.edu

Contact Phone Number: 1-800-318-3019

Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency

Request for Qualification: City of Albuquerque's BioPark Botanic Garden needs artwork (Albuquerque, NM)

Entry Deadline: 12/30/17

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 8 
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 8 
 

LOCATION/CONTEXT: The High Desert Rose Garden site provides an ideal location to include public art.  The Main focal point for the artwork will be the entrance to the High Desert Rose Garden.  This entrance space will provide the potential for an exterior mobile/hanging or recessed type (stained glass) artwork that considers the use of New Mexico’s natural light and how the work will transform the surrounding area via the interaction of light and shadows.  The work will need to be structurally sound to withstand short intense wind bursts.  Ultimately, the artwork should add to the experience that the visitors enjoy when visiting the High Desert Rose Garden. 

PROJECT INTENT/THEME: The intent of the High Desert Rose Garden is to demonstrate that roses have a place in the southwest xeric landscape. The way the work relates to this intent, the site, and the surrounding landscape, will weigh significantly in the selection process. New Mexico is known for its open skies and natural light.  Artists are encouraged to incorporate this element into the work using tradition and nontraditional ways of manipulating and incorporating the natural light. 

MEDIA/STYLE/SIZE: The Art Selection Committee will consider a variety of media and styles that incorporate but not limited to: glass, stone, metal, wood or other media that integrates well with the existing architecture and the natural southwest environment of the High Desert Rose Garden. The artwork must be suitable for long-term outdoor display. Durability and minimal routine maintenance will be desirable aspects of a successful proposal. The project will support an artwork that will utilize and/or incorporate durable natural materials that will enhance the High Desert Rose Garden.

BUDGET: A maximum of $50,000.00 is available to the selected artist to design, fabricate, transport and install the work(s) at the BioPark Botanic Garden’s rose garden. (1% for Art Funds: BioPark)

 PROCESS: This is a National, open competition, Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for all artists and/or artist teams.  The Art Selection Committee will offer a stipend for preliminary design concepts from a set of finalists not to exceed 5 (five); or at the discretion of the Art Selection Committee, the committee reserves the right to select a single artist and/or artist team from the original submissions from the RFQ.  Stipend funds of $500 per selected finalist are available.

 Deadline for Submission:  December 30,2017

 Eligibility: This competition is a National Call for Artists, open to artists and designers who reside in the United States.

 APPLICATION PROCESS:  Artist will need to apply to this call using Café (Call for Entry) www.callforentry.org

 (Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be considered.)

 Submission Materials – Artists must submit the following items for the project:

 1.       A letter of intent, not to exceed 1000 words, discussing your approach to the site, its context, and potential opportunities you may explore in executing your artwork.

2.       Up to 8 (eight) digital images of past work that would be suitable as indicators of your experience and aesthetic choices.  If you have completed successful public artworks, they would be helpful (though not necessary) for the committee to review.

3.       An annotated image key, clearly labeled with your name and a numerical listing for each image, the title of the work, the media, the dimensions and year of completion.

4.       A current resume not to exceed 3 (three) pages should include statements regarding your artwork/art education or CV. If you are submitting as part of a team, please include separate resumes and statements for each individual.

 All submitted materials should be submitted electronically.  All text documents should be in PDF format and all submitted images as jpegs no larger than 300 dpi. 

 QUESTIONS/FOLLOW UP:  Questions about the project, and requests for tours of the garden, may be directed to Matthew Carter, Public Art Project Planner with the Albuquerque Public Art Program, (505)768-3804, or email: mcarter@cabq.gov

Residency: Camera Obscura Lab on the beach at Santa Monica has space for TWO new artists (Santa Monica)

Call for Artists and Artisans - Studio Residencies at the Camera Obscura Art Lab

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, rec'd by 12:00pm PST

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs seeks applications from artists and artisans living in Los Angeles County for a fourteen-week studio residency at the Camera Obscura Art Lab in Palisades Park, Santa Monica. Residency terms are: April 25 - August 1, 2018 or August 8 - November 14, 2018, and up to two applicants will be chosen to fill each term. The Studio Residency Program offers artists a shared glass-walled studio with a spectacular ocean view in an iconic midcentury park building overlooking the Santa Monica Pier, four blocks from the terminus of the Expo line. The City seeks artists whose work offers opportunity for inspiring the public through example and instruction. All disciplines and mediums will be considered.

An honorarium of $2,000 and use of the facility for a final exhibit/presentation is offered to each successful applicant.
For more information visit https://www.smgov.net/Portals/Culture/Public_Art_Program/Artist_Opportunities.aspx

Call for Artists: Expressions of Clinician Well-Being and Burnout (Washington D.C.)

Expressions of Clinician Well-Being and Burnout
For International artists
 

The National Academy of Medicine is calling on artists of all kinds to explore what clinician burnout, clinician well-being, and clinician resilience looks, feels and sounds like to people across the country.  nam.edu/ExpressClinicianWellBeing

Clinician burnout can have serious, wide-ranging consequences, from reduced job performance and high turnover rates to—in the most extreme cases—medical error and clinician suicide. On the other hand, clinician well-being supports improved patient-clinician relationships, a high-functioning care team, and an engaged and effective workforce. In other words, when we invest in the well-being of clinicians—doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, medical trainees, and more—everyone wins.

Supporting clinician well-being requires sustained attention and action at organizational, state, and national levels, as well as investment in research and information-sharing to advance evidence-based solutions. More broadly, sustained change requires diverse, collective action and the experiences and voices of many.

Use any art form to show us what clinician burnout, clinician resilience and/or well-being means to you. Whether it’s a depiction of how you de-stress from a busy day, how you feel when taking care of patients, or a picture of your favorite clinician, show us—what does clinician well-being look, feel, and sound like to you? Everyone has a stake in this issue—what’s yours?

The well-being of our clinicians impacts everyone. This art show will promote greater awareness and understanding of barriers to clinician well-being—and solutions that promise a brighter future. 

Your art could be featured in a permanent online gallery and/or an in-person show hosted by the National Academy of Medicine in May 2018.

View submission requirements and submit your piece at nam.edu/ExpressClinicianWellBeing



Deadline: 02-16-2018
National Academy of Medicine
Washington, DC

Contact: Kyra Cappelucci
email: KCappelucci@nas.edu
Phone: 
Website: nam.edu/ExpressClinicianWellBeing

Call for Papers: Practices, Circulation and Legacies: Photographic Histories in Central and Eastern Europe The City Museum of Ljubljana, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

CFP: Photographic Histories in Central and Eastern Europe (Ljubljana, 8-10 May 18)

Ljubljana, May 8 - 10, 2018
Deadline: Dec 31, 2017
photographycee.wordpress.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Practices, Circulation and Legacies: Photographic Histories in Central and Eastern Europe

The City Museum of Ljubljana, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Gosposka 15, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Since its very beginnings, professional as well as non-professional photographers have used photography in Central and Eastern Europe to record all aspects of life. Photography has thus participated in spreading and shaping knowledge about the region, its people, and the rest of the world. In spite of the central role photography has played in the diverse socio-cultural environments of Central and Eastern Europe, research on its history in this part of the continent is still little appreciated and remains understudied.

The 2018 conference in Ljubljana will be the third in a series of international conferences initiated in Warsaw in 2016 with the aim of developing and promoting interdisciplinary studies about photography and its histories in the region.

In 2018, we seek to enhance understandings of the mechanisms and realities that have influenced the development of local photographic practices and their relationship with uses of photography elsewhere. We also aspire to expand knowledge about social and cultural customs that facilitated the circulation and legacies of photographs throughout the medium’s history in the region. Paper proposals may therefore address a range of interrelated topics, including but not limited to:

- The history and state of photographic collections/archives, the opportunities they present and the challenges they face
- The history and state of local research practices and academic discourses on photography (research topics, theory and methodology)
- The circulation of photographs and photographic images in public and private spheres and their impact on collective imaginations in Central and Eastern Europe (e.g. the uses of photography in art, media, politics…)

We invite proposals for 20-minute presentations from scholars working in areas such as: photography, art history and theory, visual sociology, anthropology, museology, philosophy, ethnography, cultural studies, visual and media studies, communications, and fine and graphic arts.

To propose a paper, please send your abstract (no less than 250 and no more than 300 words including the title) by the 31st December 2017 to photographycee@liberproarte.eu

In addition, please include a short biographical note of no more than 150 words with full affiliation, the title of your presentation and contact details as a separate document.

The presentation will be given in English

Notification of acceptance: 1 February 2018

Contact: photographycee@liberproarte.eu

Organisation:
Marija Skočir (Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Ljubljana)
Eva Pluhařová-Grigienė (Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin)
Marta Ziętkiewicz (Liber pro Arte, Warsaw)
Petra Trnková (Institute of Art History, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)
Ewa Manikowska (Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
Gil Pasternak (Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester)

Reference:
CFP: Photographic Histories in Central and Eastern Europe (Ljubljana, 8-10 May 18). In: ArtHist.net, Oct 27, 2017 (accessed Oct 29, 2017), <https://arthist.net/archive/16584>.

Job: Director of Communications, Arts and Humanities UC San Diego (La Jolla, CA)

Director of Communications, Arts and Humanities
UC San Diego

La Jolla, CA
 

UC San Diego

Director of Communications, Arts and Humanities

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience 

University Communications and Public Affairs is an award-winning, full-service division dedicated to increasing awareness and spreading the word about UC San Diego’s impact and mission. Department staff work with campus departments to convey the amazing things UC San Diego students, faculty, staff and alumni are doing and help campus departments implement strategies to reach their audience through events, media relations, printed materials, websites and numerous other avenues. Division reports to the Associate Chancellor / Chief of Staff within the Chancellor's Office VC Area.

Independently oversees a comprehensive communications program for a unit or school with a large, complex communications program requiring a wide variety of communications media, including written, visual, digital and electronic, and associated technical applications. Works with management to develop and execute organizational communication and market branding strategy for a highly visible program.

The Director of Communications, Arts & Humanities (A&H), serves as the communications and media relations professional for the Dean – Arts & Humanities and the units reporting to the Dean. A direct report to the Executive Director for Strategic Marketing and Public Affairs (SMPA), the Director of Communications, A&H provides the full range of communications services and advice to the Dean. This position develops communications strategies in coordination with University Communications & Public Affairs colleagues and in sync with UCPA initiatives and A&H needs. Works collaboratively with UCPA and A&H staff and faculty to devise, communicate, and then implement communications strategies.

The Director of Communications, A&H plans and develops proactive and comprehensive communications and media relations for the key programs and initiatives in A&H. Serve as a public affairs advisor and place news and feature material in local, national and international media outlets. Works in collaboration with UCPA colleagues in the development of promotional materials, providing content for highly polished print publications and websites that advance the international stature of UC San Diego Arts & Humanities. Develops and implements communications strategies to reach institutional goals and objectives in corporate relations, donor relations, alumni relations, internal communications and student recruitment. Directs the use of social media in all these objectives, as appropriate. This position pitches A&H news to strategic local, national and international media and aids in the development and implementation of strategies to address sensitive issues and to keep the campus and community informed of advances throughout the A&H Division. As part of the university communications team, the director will focus on four key areas: 1) Strategic Communications, 2) Media Relations, 3) Public Relations and 4) Multimedia, Publications and Production. This position provides strategic planning and implementation of comprehensive strategic communications efforts.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical applications to direct professional technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.
  • Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its mission, vision, goals, policies, and infrastructure; strong knowledge of current affairs and issues in higher education and / or health sciences.
  • Advanced skills to create, develop, and implement long and short term strategic communication plans.
  • Thorough knowledge of location protocols and channels for communication internally and externally.
  • Extensive experience writing about arts and humanities for non-technical publications.
  • Public relations experience in an academic environment or in the arts community, or experience as an arts or humanities writer/editor for a national publication.
  • Demonstrated excellence in news judgment and strong demonstrated interviewing skills.
  • Sophisticated level knowledge of current issues, trends and opportunities in Arts & Humanities and related units.
  • Advanced skills to advise and consult management on all aspects of communications, ranging from developing effective communication strategies to appropriately responding to inquiries regarding sensitive or complex issues or information.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills.
  • Proven ability and working experience to edit writing for accuracy and style. Working knowledge of proper English grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence construction and effective journalistic style.
  • Proven ability to write and communicate effectively in a variety of ways (magazine articles, scripts, press releases, reports, speeches, brochures, white papers, talking points, etc.) and in ways appreciate for targeted audiences (media, support groups, legislators, etc.).
  • Previous video experience - sound bites, PR video clips, etc.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, project management, and problem recognition, avoidance, and resolution skills.
  • Proven experience using software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. and preferred experience using software editing systems (Final Cut Pro or Premiere), animation (After Effects), photo editing, basic web design, blogging and content management tools.
  • Proven ability to read and understand arts, humanities, science and technology terms and concepts and then translate it into easily understandable terms for the general public.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Job offer is contingent on a clear background check.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire: 

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Vacation/Holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year)
  • Work/Life Balance
  • UC Retirement Plan  

For more information about UCSD Benefits visit here and UCSD Work/Life visit here.

APPLY ONLINE:

http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=109349

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html


Deadline: 10-30-2017

Job: Exhibition Design Assistant Asian Art Museum (San Francisco, CA)

Exhibition Design Assistant
Asian Art Museum

San Francisco, CA
 

Under the supervision of the Exhibition Designer, assists in the development and design of installations and exhibitions.  Prepares documents and shop drawings, including specifications for museum fixtures, walls, and partitions.  Works with in-house and external designers to integrate graphics, and from time to time, works with outside exhibition designers, artists, and architects.  In addition to design-related tasks, performs a variety of duties related to the installation and de-installation of exhibitions.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES 

  • Works with Exhibition Designer to create and update computer-aided design drawings based on the design plan for all exhibitions, rotations, and special projects.
  • Produces scaled floor plans and elevations including layout of walls, casework, and signage.
  • Develops architectural plans for outside contractors and shop drawings for in-house production
  • Processes object requirements, design specifications and design details with Museum Services and related AAM departments.
  • Performs some in-house fabrication for custom designed label fixtures and other exhibit-related furnishings.
  • Assists in the organization of appropriate casework and manages the inventory of the stock casework (pedestals, cases, Plexiglas, etc.).
  • Assists the Exhibition Designer in the creation of prototypes and materials testing for exhibitions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, industrial design, commercial art, architecture, or related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in the preparation, design, and installation of exhibit displays, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of exhibition and graphic design
  • Knowledge of state of the art in the design and construction of museum exhibits
  • Knowledge of display and art handing procedures for two- and three-dimensional art objects in a variety of materials, sizes, and weights
  • Knowledge of the requirements for visitors with disabilities; security and conservation requirements and practices; safety regulations and procedures related to construction and art installation
  • Proficiency with computer aided draft/design programs, specifically Vectorworks
  • Knowledge and proficiency in producing construction documents, shop drawings, and details
  • Ability to manage project documentation
  • Ability to specify designs in drawings, scale models, and written instructions; effectively communicate concepts and requirements of exhibition design; identify and solve problems
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule, and implement multiple design projects; demonstrate flexibility and respond to the needs of a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work productively and collaboratively with curators, artists, museum staff, and personnel from other museums in the design and installation of exhibitions
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects up to 50 pounds as required

COMPENSATION

$25.88 - $31.09 per hour* with benefits package.

*Please note: New hires start at the beginning of the salary range and this position is represented by SEIU 1021.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Apply online at http://asianart.snaphire.com/?job=10498CAC

* The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 16,000 works of art from over 40 Asian countries, we strive to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity.*

The Asian Art Museum embraces diversity in its mission, programs, and staff. 

Deadline: 10-25-2017

Call for Proposals: The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina needs some new artwork

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina is seeking artists to develop original art for the new medical dducation building at 138 N. Santa Fe, scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.

Up to four artists or teams will be selected to create new works of art for four areas in the building. The art should reflect and be inspired by the missions of the medical and nursing schools. Visual artists and artist teams are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to artists residing in or with close ties to Salina and central Kansas, and all art mediums will be considered.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, images of recent work, an image list and an artist resume are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 13. Selected artists will be invited to create proposals specifically for installation.

Potential applicants are invited to a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Salina Innovation Foundation at the Masonic Center, 336 S. Santa Fe. The workshop will be led by Saralyn Reece Hardy, director of the Spencer Museum of Art at KU and former director of the Salina Art Center, who will be a member of the project review panel.

For a complete description of the project and guidelines, call 309-5770 or email SPARKartKS@gmail.com.

Grants: NLAPW presents the Shirley Holden Helberg Grant for the Mature Woman

The Shirley Holden Helberg Grants for the Mature Women, NLAPW, Inc.

Grants will be awarded in 2018. Postmark Deadline is October 31, 2017.

Download the Shirley Holden Helberg Grants for Mature Women Application:
shirley-holden-helberg-grants-for-mature-women-application

Must be age 35 or older to receive this grant.

Each applicant in Art, Letters or Music must send a letter stating that she will be age 35 or older during the calendar year 2016, is not a member of NLAPW or a member of the immediate family of an NLAPW member. She must state her background and purpose for the grant. Money from this grant must be used for the purpose stated in the letter of application. Entry must be accompanied by a check or money order for $35.00 payable to NLAPW, Inc with the memo line: Mature Woman Grant. Do not send cash.

Winners are announced at the NLAPW Biennial Convention. Those applying in multiple categories must send separate applications with entry fees for each. Send your complete application packet to the judge in the appropriate category:

Art $1,000

Submit three 4×6 color prints (NO SLIDES) of your work. All work must have been created in full by the artist applying. Any or all media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, original works on paper or sculpture. Photography: Submit three 8×10 prints. Include a SASE to receive a list of winners. If you wish to have your prints returned, include a mailer with sufficient postage for their return. Do not send originals; send only copies.

Letters $1,000

Submit an article or short story not to exceed 2,500 words or the first chapter of a nonfiction book or novel or the first act of a play/film script. The chapter/act should not exceed 4,000 words, and a detailed outline or synopsis must also be included. The chapter not to exceed 4,000 words and a detailed outline or synopsis must also be included. The work must have been created in full by the writer applying. The submission must have been written within the past five years. Include a SASE to receive a list of winners. No manuscripts will be returned. Do not send originals; send only copies.

Music $1,000

Submit scores of two published or unpublished musical compositions. All work must have been created in full by the composer applying. Each score should have a minimum performance time of 10 minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes. Please include an audio MP3 or CD of the scores you are submitting. At least one of the scores must have been written in the past five years. Include a SASE to receive a list of winners. If you wish to have your scores returned, include a mailer with sufficient postage for their return. Do not send originals; send only copies.

Residency: Residencies at The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY)

The Studio’s Artist-in-Residence program brings artists from around the world to Corning. The artists spend a month at The Studio, exploring new directions in glass art, or expanding on their current bodies of work, while using the immense resources of the world’s leading glass museum. At the end of the residency, each artist gives a presentation about his or her work. This is a free event held in The Studio Lecture Room and open to the public.

Transportation, as well as room and board, will be arranged for those invited to participate in these month-long programs. All basic supplies will be provided, and the facility will be made available whenever classes are not in session. Residents will have access to the Rakow Research Library and the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass. Residents are expected to make their own work during a residency.

Residencies will be held in March, April, May, October, and November. One or two individuals will be selected for each month.

If you are interested in being considered, please submit your application including 10 digital images of your work, two letters of recommendation, a written proposal (including detailed information on your residency plans; necessary supplies, equipment, and assistants), the best months for you to participate, and a resumé.

Apply at: www.cmog.org/glassmaking/studio/residencies

Location

Corning, New York: United States

Located in Corning, New York, The Studio is part of the Corning Museum of Glass. The Studio has state of the art glass making facilities in furnace work, flameworking, kiln working, coldworking and engraving. You'll be able explore the Museum’s glass collection to inspire your work, and you'll have access to the Museum's unparalleled collection at the Rakow Research Library. You also become part of the supportive community of artists and students who work with glass in Corning.

Statistics

  • Residency Length: One month
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 2
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 13

Eligibility

  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Application deadline: August 31

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
  • Meals: Residents make own meals/groceries provided

    Food stipend is provided.

  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
  • Studios/special equipment: Glass blowing, Glass casting, Sculpture

Residency Fees

None.

Stipends / other support

Transportation, as well as room and board, will be arranged for those invited to participate in these month-long programs. All basic supplies will be provided, and the facility will be made available whenever classes are not in session.

Deadline to Apply: August 31st, 2017

Call for Entries: "Vladmir's Underpants" sonic and visual art needed (Pasadena, CA)

Vladimir’s Underpants

A sonic and media experience on the go
Deadline: September 16, 2017

  • Event: Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Location: Old Town Pasadena, CA, 3 public stairwells
  • Honorarium: $300 per artist
  • Contact: Leonard Rusch, Project Coordinator • LeonardRusch9@gmail.com

Project Overview

NewTown is pleased to announce the Open Call for Vladimir’s Underpants , a sonic and media exhibition in public stairwells of Old Town, Pasadena. It will provide a unique experience for pedestrians, afford invaluable exposure for the artists and provide an opportunity to pair up with a sonic or media artist to create a theater of sound and light in these distinctive spaces.

Project Guidelines

  • The work must be new, generated specifically for Vladimir’s Underpants
  • Both media and sonic artists will respond to the site and each other’s work and work may be inspired by Russian Constructivist themes of geometry, modernization, and progress.
  • We welcome acoustic works, vocal compositions, sound experiments, as well as digital/electronic/synthesized compositions. Small amps are acceptable for instruments, but may not be necessary in the intimate spaces.
  • Hand-held, cordless pocket projectors will be used for display , allowing maximum versatility and maneuverability.
  • You may submit alone and we will match you up with your partner, or you may find your own pair. NewTown will aid in smooth collaboration between all paired artists.
  • Map: The 3 stairwell exhibitions will be within easy walking distance from each other as a ‘stairwell crawl’ and displayed on a map for viewers/listeners to check out all 3 exhibits.
  • Special consideration will be given to works with: site-specificity: capitalizing on the unique geometries and dramatic acoustics of the stairwells collaboration and experimentation: inventive and welcoming collaborative concepts interaction: inventive ways the project and stairwell interact with passersby and participants

Audience

Old Town Pasadena is diverse with a mixed use of shoppers, diners, retail and restaurant workers, tourists, homeless people, skaters and NewTown fans. Please consider that your audience may include children, who could be sensitive to content or imagery.

To Apply

Email all questions and materials listed below to Project Coordinator, Leonard Rusch, LeonardRusch9@gmail.com, by September 15, 2017.

1 – Resume and/or brief biography.

2 – One-page project proposal which includes a description of the sonic or video work to be presented and how it will interact with the stairwell space.

3 – A short (2 + minutes) sampling of what the final work will be.

4 – Up to 7 audio samples, images or video links of your past work. Websites may be cited only as
supplemental work samples, not sole documentation

Residency: The DoSeum has money for their artists-in-residence (San Antonio, TX)

The DoSeum seeks to partner with professional mid-career artists who revel in the challenges of creating socially engaged works of art that allow children and their families exposure to Contemporary Art. By interacting with the artist’s work, children will appreciate both artistic process and product permitting the experience to connect them, through the arts, with STEM and Literacy themes.

In particular, the 2018 Artist(s)-in-Residence will become key members of The DoSeum’s Tricentennial Team, and will contribute their work to our Summer 2018 Tricentennial exhibit. As the only museum poised to celebrate the 300 years of San Antonio with a forward look at the future, this exhibit will empower visitors to imagine their desired future, and then begin to practice the skills necessary to achieve their future. We are specifically looking for local and regional artists who are prepared to engage the public with experiences that help our guests reflect on what we all want for our future and what we can each contribute to building that future together.

Lots has been written about 21st Century skills-- that wide range of skills that we consider necessary for a happy and successful future. For the Tricentennial exhibit, these skills have been pared down to include the following ones that we wish to engage our guests with. Potential artist(s)-in-residence and their work should respond to one or some of these skills: Problem-solving, Maker-based and DIY approaches, Actions & Consequences, Forecasting, Decision Making, and Empathy.

Additional information that will aid in understanding what we have in store for our Tricentennial Exhibit are the following goals for the project. When visiting the exhibit, guests will:

*Understand how problems are solved in many different ways over time.
*Have imagined their vision of the future and seen this vision as important and relevant.
*Have collaborated and communicated together to create the best possible future.
*Have practiced the skills necessary to achieve their vision of the future.
*Feel empowered that their vision of the future could happen.
*Want to get involved with the city’s future through different organizations and civic participation.
*Eligibility

Winning Projects

The DoSeum’s arts committee and staff will convene to review and select from the received proposals with the possibility of artists having the opportunity to present personally in front of a convened committee. We encourage ambitious, yet realistic, project proposals that aim to engage children and their families in ways that fulfill the museum’s mission and vision as well as the Tricentennial exhibition standards and objectives. The DoSeum highly encourages projects with components that promote thoughtful public impact, including a significant outreach or interactive component. This could range from visits to local schools, workshops, public lectures, or other interactions that engage public participation and further involve the public in the artist’s creative process and final product.

The DoSeum will value the proposals by assessing feasibility, alignment with museum’s Mission, Exhibition Policy and Educational focus selecting up to two final projects. The selected Artist(s)-in-Residence will receive an honorarium of up to $6,000.00 and production costs of up to $10,000.00 to aid them in the execution of their project(s). Upon contractual agreement, the artist(s) will have the fall of 2017 and the spring 2018 for design, prototyping, and production. Winning Artist Residents will be showcased within the Tricentennial Exhibit slated for the summer and fall of 2018 in our travelling exhibit gallery.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 25, 2017

More info and application here

 

 

Call for proposals: The City of Loveland has a new rec center and it needs 2D/Light 3D art (Loveland, CO)

REQUIREMENTS:

Media Images: 5 

View Site Details
 

The City’s Visual Arts Commission seeks an Artist or Artist Team to create a vibrant two-dimensional work of art to be installed on the interior hallway wall(s) of the Chilson Recreation Center located at 700 East 4th Street in Loveland.  This hallway serves as a main connector to all areas of this very active, family-friendly recreational facility.  The location receives prime exposure to an average of 1,400 daily visitors. 

Eligibility
This project is open to any Artist or Artist Team with demonstrated experience in creating artworks of similar scale.  Artist(s) will be selected based upon a review of their past work.

Scope and Project Description
The Scope of Work would include the design and implementation of a completed work.  The artwork can be of any two- and/or three-dimensional material and may include any style; contemporary, traditional, abstract, etc.  The commission desires the artwork to meet the following requirements:

  • Utilize the theme of “Movement” (in its variety of interpretation)
  • Artwork to be colorful and vibrant
  • Reflect the activities within the space
  • Multi-generational and broad community appeal

If the artwork contains 3-D elements it must be lightweight and able to be securely fastened to the building’s structure.  All materials used for the artwork need to be durable and high-quality with the ability to withstand heavy pedestrian traffic.

During the fabrication process, the selected Artist(s) must include at least one hands-on educational component geared towards children.  Applicants must describe their experience and proposed method of working with children.  Depending upon needs for the workshop, space may be available within a City facility. 

Artist(s) will be required to enter into a City contract and provide all of their on-site equipment and supplies.  Artist(s) awarded this project will work closely with representatives from the City staff, the Visual Arts Commission and building owners to finalize the artistic design. The Artist(s) will work closely with City staff when coordinating activities. 

Budget
An all-inclusive budget of $15,000 has been allocated for this project.  The selected Artist(s) is responsible for all of their materials, supplies, fabrication processes and work at their own risk. The Artist(s) will be expected to carry their own general liability insurance.  The Artist(s) are responsible for the preparation of the installation site and installing the completed work. 

Application Process
All applications must be submitted through (the CAFÉ website at:  www.callforentry.org).  The deadline for submission Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Submission Requirements
Applicants must provide the following information:

  • Statement of intent for this project, timeline of project from time of design acceptance, artist statement and brief biography.  Please be sure to include your experience working with children and your approach to the educational workshop.
  • Current resume, including 3 professional references
  • Five images of completed large-scale work, similar in scope. Please include:  Title of artwork, medium, location and dimensions year of completion
  • Finalist(s) will be asked to provide a detailed all-inclusive budget, including but not limited to: materials, installation, labor, rental equipment, insurance, site prep, documentation, administration fee, artist fee, contingency, travel to and from site

Artwork Jury Process
Proposals will be juried by the Visual Arts Commission subcommittee, two representatives of the Recreation Center, and 2 community members. The jury may select up to three finalists, who will be invited to view the site with selection panel representatives.  Finalists will have three weeks to prepare a proposal, for which a $500 stipend will be provided post-presentation.

Staff Contact
Contact Suzanne Janssen, 970-962-2495 or Suzanne.Janssen@cityofloveland.org, for questions pertaining to this Request for Qualifications.

Grant: The GRAMMY Museum has funds for audio preservation projects (Los Angeles)

GRAMMY Museum Grants Program
GRAMMY Museum
 

The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2018 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals for audio preservation projects, as well as scientific research efforts. The program's aim is to advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition.

Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy. To date, more than $7 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 400 recipients.

HOW TO APPLY:
A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2018 GRAMMY Museum grant cycle, please visit http://www.grammymuseum.org/programs/grants-program. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.


Contact: 
Phone: 
Email: 
Website: http://www.grammymuseum.org
Grant link: http://www.grammymuseum.org/programs/grants-program
Deadline: 10-01-2017

Call for Proposals: Alachua County Office of the Public Defender's new building is naked (Gainesville, FL)

The Alachua County Office of the Public Defender has recently completed construction of their new facility located at 151 SW 2nd Avenue in Gainesville Florida. (Exhibit A - location map) It is the hope that this project will enhance the visual quality of the area for users of the building and the general public using SW 2nd Avenue near Main Street and the County Courthouse. Gainesville’s downtown is a combination of a college town with emerging innovation technology commercial centers. The downtown area also has many cultural attributes and activities including art galleries, permanent public art featuring internationally recognized muralists, two nationally recognized street art festivals each year, and monthly art walks. It is the hope that this project and others similar to it will further enhance the cultural vitality of the downtown area.

CITY OF GAINESVILLE/ALACHUA COUNTY ART IN PUBLIC PLACES TRUST
The APPT is a citizen advisory board appointed by the City of Gainesville and Alachua County to manage and oversee the purchase of public art. These projects are funded from a percentage of construction costs of government facilities. The APPT is partnering with the Alachua County Public Defender’s Office to select works for installation. Members of the Alachua County Public Defender’s Office will serve as temporary Trust members for the duration of the project.

LOCATION
There are two exterior walls that would serve well for public art installations. One is a contiguous 3-paneled masonry wall located on the south of the entrance courtyard (Exhibit B Dimensions of the Contiguous Courtyard Walls) and another is the masonry wall adjacent to the building’s main entry and area immediately in front of it (Exhibit C Dimensions of the Entrance Wall Adjacent Entry) (Exhibit D Photographs of both locations).

This call is open to all artists and artists teams, regardless of location, but regional artists are strongly encouraged to participate and will be awarded additional points in the selection process. Regional artists are defined as artists living within a 100 mile radius of Gainesville city limits.

Artists or artist teams are asked to propose works for one or both of the locations. The proposal may include complimentary works that can be installed on both sites. The proposals must be suitable to the scale of pedestrians as well as slower speed traffic traveling along SW 2nd Avenue. The sites are limited in space and heavy traffic is expected, so the Trust will consider proposals that do not impede circulation of the space.

The works should be created of material appropriate to an outdoor environment, must be of suitable construction that will last with minimal maintenance and be appropriate for public viewing. Gainesville, Florida is hot and humid with intense sun and seasonal heavy rain in the summer and the temperature can be in the teens in the winter. Problems with rust and fading should be avoided. Resistance to hurricane force winds is important. The exterior sites for the project will be well traversed and must be of materials that are vandal resistant. Projects must also consider the safety of pedestrians.

Pieces will be selected based on these criteria and at the discretion of the Art in Public Places Trust.

BUDGET
The total project budget for services rendered will include $25,000.00 that will be divided at the discretion of the Trust between the two sites. An honorarium of $500 will be paid to the project finalists to help defray travel or proposal development expenses. Site visitation in advance of the finalists’ presentations to the APPT is encouraged and it is recommended that finalists present in person.

DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES
Monday, August 4, 2017, 5:00 PM — Artist will submit their proposals.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 — Finalists will be selected and notified.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 3:30-6:00 PM — Finalists or their representatives are invited to present site specific proposals at the proposal review meeting at the Historic Thomas Center.

Wednesday, September 15, 2017 — Selected artists will be notified and installations will begin.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 — Art will be completely installed.

A detailed agenda with presentation times will follow as the meeting grows closer. If you are unable to attend the meeting, we can present a PowerPoint of your proposal with you included via Skype or by phone.

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS
1. A current professional resume.

2. Your proposal(s) for the Alachua County Public Defender’s Office project, which must include the following:

  • Written description and concept of the work(s) and its intended relationship to the goals of the pieces set forth in this request.
  • Description of the medium, including all materials and the origin of the materials.
  • Description of the method of construction and installation.
  • Dimensions of the work.
  • Scale drawings and/or model of the sculpture (if model, include a photograph or sketch of the model) and installation details.
  • A projected timeline of completion and installation of work.

3. A detailed budget for your proposed artwork, including installation costs and liability insurance for yourself (and assistants, if any) during the installation. Your budget must also provide for publication quality photography of the completed work (to be submitted after installation), in the form of digital images on a CD, flash drive or sent electronically.

Artist proposals and support materials will be reviewed by the Gainesville/Alachua County Art in Public Places Trust Advisory Board selection committee. The selection committee consists of the APPT Advisory Board and Alachua County Public Defender’s Office project representatives (who serve as temporary members of the Trust).

CONTACT INFORMATION
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or for information on completing and sending applications.

Russell Etling, Cultural Affairs Manager
Office: (352) 393-8532
Cell: (352) 316-4628
E-mail: etlingrh@cityofgainesville.org

Mailing for boxes or three-dimensional packaging should be addressed to:
Art in Public Places Trust
City of Gainesville PRCA
Thomas Center-Building A-Rm. 209
Gainesville, FL 32601
Attn: Russell Etling, Office of the Public Defender Project

Call for Proposals: The Annenberg Community Beach House needs group show proposals (Santa Monica, CA)

The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division seeks proposals for two current opportunities:

Call For Group Exhibition Proposals

For the exhibition program at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Proposals for group exhibitions (with three or more artists) from emerging and established artists, photographers and artist groups/collectives, based in Los Angeles County, will be considered. The exhibition period is four months. Proposals for solo shows and by artists outside Los Angeles County will not be considered. Up to three proposals for exhibitions in the time frames of: January - April 2018, May - August 2018, and September - December 2018 will be chosen, with exact dates to be determined.

Details: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4595

Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017 by 10:59pm PST

Job: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is looking for Site/Stage Managers and Tech Crew for upcoming 2017/18 (Los Angeles)

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is looking for Site/Stage Managers and Tech
Crew for upcoming 2017/18 performances. Performance locations include
Culver City, West Hollywood, Glendale, Pasadena, San Bernardino, San Pedro
and downtown LA.

Site/Stage Manager Duties Include:

- Point person for venue communications
- Coordinating load in and load out of equipment
- Making sure that the director, cast and crew have everything they need
to make the production run smoothly
- Working with designers to arrange costume fittings, set designs,
sound, lighting and props
- Keeping a record (the Prompt Script or Book) of any changes in the
production – sets, lighting, sound, costumes and props
- Managing the crew and cast during performances
- Giving cues to dancers, lighting and sound technicians
- Supervising the setting up and taking down of the set and equipment
before and after the performance

Tech Crew Duties Include:

- Assist with load in and load out of equipment
- Assist Programs Director, Site/Stage Manager, Lighting Designer and
Sound Technician as needed
- Will be lifting heavy equipment

Please email cover letter and resume to Programs Director, Raphaelle Ziemba
at raphaelle@heididuckler.org.

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Residency: The Main Museum has five new studio spaces available (Los Angeles)

The Main Museum in downtown Los Angeles will open five new studio spaces in January 2018 for our artist-in-residence program. With studios located onsite at the museum and monthly honoraria offered to participating artists, our expanded interdisciplinary residency program, which formalizes facets of the current program, furthers The Main's central mission of supporting practicing Los Angeles-based artists.

A variety of disciplines are accepted for the program, which can last anywhere from three to nine months. Artists are invited to use the space as they wish, with no expectation of producing new work, although some residencies may result in exhibitions or public programs.

Applications are accepted now through October 2, 2017 for residencies beginning in January 2018.

More information about the program and how to apply: http://www.themainmuseum.org/residencies/2018-air-applications

Please share the information along to your networks and to anyone you think would be interested in applying.

Thank you,

Samantha Ayson

Marketing & Communications Manager
The Main Museum
411 S . Main St. M-100
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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