Daily Archives: March 15, 2017

Call for Papers | The Black Artists + Modernism Conference at Van Abbemuseum

Deadline for proposals: 31 March

The Black Artists + Modernism research project is pleased to announce the forthcoming conference, Conceptualism – Intersectional Readings, International Framings, in collaboration with Van Abbemuseum. The conference will take place from Friday 8th December to Saturday 9th December 2017 at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.

We invite proposals from artists, academics and curators that focus on a specific artwork or artistic practice, to address the indicative themes and questions below:

  • How do artists like Nil Yalter, David Medalla, and Stanley Brouwn, amongst others, approach and engage with Conceptualism?
  • How are formations of race, class, gender and sexuality addressed through Conceptualist art practices in Europe after 1968 and among emerging contemporary artists such as Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc?
  • How can Conceptualism be understood anew through intersectional readings and international framings?
  • How have public collections contested mainstream white male-dominated definitions of Conceptualism in Europe?
  • How does the term ‘Black’ resonate, if at all, within discourses of Conceptualism and modernism across specific European regions and contexts?

Please submit proposals by email as a single Word document, comprising an abstract (max 500 words) and a short biography (300 words) by Friday 31st March 2017. Proposals should be sent to: blackartistsandmodernism@gmail.com

Successful applicants will be notified by 31st May 2017

For more information about the Black Artists and Modernism project and call for papers, please visit www.blackartistsmodernism.co.uk/

If you have any queries, please contact Sophie Orlando at blackartistsandmodernism@gmail.com

For more information about the Van Abbemuseum, please visit vanabbemuseum.nl/en/

Open Call | Poster Project from IG BILDENDE KUNST, Vienna

Application deadline: 18 April

IG BILDENDE KUNST are looking for designs, sketches and ideas for posters that make pithy statements, or express demands or wishes in the context of the challenges facing artists with child care responsibilities. A jury will choose between three and six proposals which will then be produced. At the end of June 2017 these will begin make their way into public spaces beginning with the IG BILDENDE KUNST gallery in Vienna.

The art business poses a whole series of challenges for parenting artists concerned with having to care for children. In workshops and interviews the IG BILDENDE KUNST asked artist parents about their experiences, exchanged information and collected examples of best practice. Residency programmes, time management and insufficient payment for artistic work were recurring issues as were alternative models for gender-specific relationships of inequality that affected (not only) the art world. So the question is how can being a parent be reconciled with being an artist?

With a decentralised poster project we want to make the statements, wishes and demands more widely known by taking them out of the IG BILDENDE KUNST offices. We want to produce three to six different posters, make them freely available and invite anyone interested to participate in their distribution.

We’re looking for designs, sketches and ideas for posters and whether in a visual or textual form, all are welcome. But whatever form they take they should be digital and capable of conveying a good idea. It might be a file with a poster design, a photograph of a hand-drawn sketch, a couple of sentences that formulate the idea for a poster design, a proposed text for a statement (including a description of the imagined implementation) and so on. A print-ready product is only necessary as the next step, i.e. after the jury selection process.

A jury will select three to six proposals. The poster designs can visualise their positions and demands critically, amusingly or poetically. They should bear in mind the need for a gender sensitive approach and refrain from reproducing mechanisms of social exclusion.

With the delivery of a print-ready file those submitting the selected works will receive a fee of 400 Euro and a free one-year membership of the IG BILDENDE KUNST (valued at 69 Euro).

Submissions by email to: galerie@igbildendekunst.at

For more information see: www.igbildendekunst.at/kunst/ausstellungen

Upcoming Deadlines for Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme 2017

The Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme grant was increased in January to £2,500 per internship and there are only two rounds left, deadlines:

· 7 April
· 16 June

This funding is to help employers create paid internship positions for young people aged 18-24 in the creative industries, unfortunately applications for apprenticeships can no longer be accepted.

An arts organisation or creative business can apply to create up to 3 internship opportunities.

The Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme has already helped creative businesses to access £173,000 for funding to create 53 new jobs for young people.

What will an intern cost me as an employer?
The intern must be employed at the minimum wage, £7.05 per hour, for a minimum of 30 hours per week and for a period of 6 months/26 weeks. Taking the NI CEP grant of £2,500 into consideration – the employer’s contribution will be £2,999 over 6 months.

How to apply
All details about the programme can be found on the NI CEP Website: ccskills.org.uk/supporters/funding/northern-ireland

If you would like to discuss the programme further or are considering an application, please contact us on nicep@ccskills.org.uk or call 028 9032 5072.

We are very happy to discuss any aspect of the process with you from the application itself to the practicalities of taking on an apprentice or intern.

Peter Power Awarded Research Residency at The National Sculpture Factory, Cork

The National Sculpture Factory announces a new research residency with composer, director and sound designer Peter Power. Constructed as a form of mutual exploration this residency is designed to generate new relationships across disciplines within the NSF’s productive framework.

From Waterford and based in Cork, Power’s interests are in the collaborative creation of events using music as a non-linear narrative source. His passion for composition stems from a want to pursue what cultural theorist and Architectural critic Charles Jencks called ‘extreme emotional arousal’: to control the definition of time and to express a scale of idea beyond conversation through extraordinary contexts.

Peter’s most recent work includes The Same by Enda Walsh and Corcadorca (Composer/Sound Designer); fLux by Eat My Noise (Co-creator, Composer); Override by Stacey Gregg (Composer, Sound Designer); ProdiJIG: The Revolution by Cork Opera House (Music Supervisor, Composer, Sound Designer); Neon Western (Co-creator, Composer, Sound Designer); Thomas Kent by Lantern Productions (Composer, Sound Designer).

Peter’s research residency at the NSF will run into 2018.


Dublin Port Announces New Commissioned Artists and Public Works for 2017

Dublin Port Company has today announced the artists commissioned to create a series of site-specific public artworks in response to Dublin Port and its relationship with the City.

New works by Sheelagh Broderick, Silvia Loeffler and AEMI and Cliona Harmey will be unveiled at sites and on structures within Dublin Port over the coming months. This is the latest development from Port Perspectives, Dublin Port’s arts commissioning series for 2017, aimed at strengthening the bond between Dublin Port and the City and bringing Dublin Port to new audiences through the arts.

Open Call | New Lodge Arts Artist in Residence 2017, Belfast

Application deadline: Friday 24 March, 12noon

New Lodge Arts is seeking to employ an Artist in Residence for a one year placement starting in April 2017.

New Lodge Arts provide innovative, fun and educational activities that stretch right across the community and political divide in north Belfast delivering over 800 workshops per year. Working with approximately 3,000 children, young people, and their families from across Greater New Lodge and North Belfast, New Lodge Arts has embedded itself at the heart of North Belfast. With a strong community focus and a passion for supporting the needs of young people within the area, New Lodge Arts continue to strengthen and develop their annual arts programme in order to tackle the real issues that affect young people in north Belfast.

Purpose of the Artist in Residence Programme:
New Lodge Arts is interested in exploring, through this residency, the relationship between artist, community and place, where the meaning of the work is implicit; obvious rather than hidden. The residency will creatively investigate approaches to working effectively within a community context to platform the views and concerns of local people, so that through this process they have might an impact on their environment. The residency will be collaboration between artist and community rather than artist delivering to the community.

The Artist in Residence will work in a community context. S/he will understand the community, or the context of place, and through collaboration, negotiation, discussion and forming relationships with the community, will articulate ‘a sense of place’. They will take on the role of facilitator, collaborator and participant with a weekly presence of at least eight hours per week in the community. The artist will bring their skills and ability to communicate while the community will bring their knowledge, ideas, aspirations and dynamic. The work created will have a connection with the context whether people or place.

The artist will connect to nearby community facilities (e.g. The FabLab) and contribute their skills and expertise to the New Lodge Arts programme.

The scheme will run from April 2017 – March 2018
The Artist in Residence will be expected to spend at least 8 hours per week within the Culture Shop or delivering programmes locally. This will be agreed with the Arts Programme and Operations Manager.

£6, 000 (inclusive of VAT and all expenses)

Submission Details:
All prospective candidates are asked to submit their CV (no longer than 3 pages), some examples of your work and a letter that demonstrates your competency to the following areas;

1. Arts Experience – professional (300 words)
2. Community Arts experience (300 words)
3. Working on own initiative to deliver project goals (100 words)
4. Leading project work – liaising with project team (100 words)

For full details visit:

Submissions and queries to:
Anne Delaney, Arts Programme and Operations Manager

Announcement of funding for Fulbright – Creative Ireland Museum Fellowships

The Fulbright Commission in Ireland, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy and the Creative Ireland initiative, is pleased to announce the launch of the Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellowships.

A total amount of $120,000 will be made available to fund twelve fellowships. Each year for four years, beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, three Irish post-graduate students will be awarded a Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship to complete short-term research at one of three world-class museums in the United States: The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and The Exploratorium in San Francisco, California.

Proposed research projects must demonstrate a commitment to innovation and creativity, and include substantive community engagement.The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Department of State’s flagship international educational exchange program. Creative Ireland is the Irish Government’s ambitious five-year initiative to place culture and creativity at the heart of public policy.



Open Call | Artcite Inc. Exhibition Programme, Ontario, Canada

Artcite Inc., an artist-run centre for the contemporary arts, is situated in a large store front space located in downtown Windsor, Ontario, Canada a border city that benefits from cross cultural exchange with Detroit, Michigan.

Artcite feature new and experimental art production in all media and welcome submissions from artists for recent or proposed new work as well as curatorial proposals from artists, curators and collectives. Off-site exhibition areas (indoor or outdoor) may also be arranged for mounting special projects, performances and site-specific works.

Artcite recommend that applicants view their exhibition archive that provides an overview of past programming at Artcite. They encourage submissions that make full use of the highly visible gallery space to engage the public.

Open Call | Féile an Phobail 2017, Belfast

Application deadline: Thursday 6 April

Artists are invited to submit expressions of interest for consideration in our August Féile, Irelands Biggest Community Arts Festival and Summer School. This year’s August Féile will run from Thursday 3rd– Sunday 13th August.

The theme of this year’s Féile will be Rights and Revelry, regarding, but not limited to, cultural rights, Acht na Gaeilge, LGBT, newcomer communities, etc.

Féile will be hosting exhibitions in a number of key venues in the City during August, and would be delighted if you would consider submitting an exhibition for this year’s August Féile. Submissions of non-themed exhibitions are also welcome.

Artists will be given a space to exhibit but there is no financial support available. Insurance and transportation of work are the responsibility of the artist. No commission charged on sale of work.

Artists must be available to instal works in the week leading up to the exhibition and on the day after the exhibition closes, to dismantle and collect their work.

Expressions of interest to include:

• Description of content/ theme of exhibition
• Short artist biography with contact details including telephone number
• 6 images
• Size and dimensions of exhibition

If interested please contact: Deirdre Mackel by email: deirdre.mackel@feilebelfast.com


Open Call for Video Work | Homeland 2017, Damer House Gallery

Application deadline: 5 May, 5pm

Damer House Gallery is currently organising ‘Homeland 2017’, a project now in its fourth year. They are delighted to invite you to participate in this show case of contemporary video art. The focus is to show a selection of international and national film and video artworks for the duration of 2 weeks in Damer House Gallery, mid June 2017.

For Homeland 2017 Damer House Gallery are seeking works that respond to:
‘Blackbird singing in the dead of night’
Paul McCartney

Released: June 1968
‘McCartney has stated that the lyrics of the song were inspired by the unfortunate state of race relations in the United States in the 1960s’.

Homeland 2017 will bring exciting new work to the midland and initiate conversations between artists and audiences, local community and schools.

Video works must be of a high standard and not longer then 7-9 minutes.

Please apply by sending videos on USB/Memory-Stick with contact details to:

Damer House Gallery
Castle St,
Co. Tipperary

Or by email via DropBox or WeTransfer link to damerhousegallery@gmail.com

Open Call | C4FAP Photography as Response, USA (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 26 April

Theme | Photography As Response
Photographic art as response to environmental concerns, human rights, personal freedoms, religions, governments and the global human condition. Send us your photo-based work that fits the call. All genres, subjects, capture types and photographic processes both traditional and unique are eligible for selection by the juror. Let’s start some much needed conversations!

Juror | Christy Havranek
Christy Havranek is the Photo Director at the Huffington Post.

Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit photography organization.

Juror’s Award: $400
Director’s Award: $200
Honorable Mention Awards: 1-year membership and submission to a Call for Entry.

In addition artists’ selected for the exhibition will also receive:

  • Promotion on The Center’s large social media platforms.
  • Professional installation images for your use.
  • In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites
  • Press releases are sent to artists’ choice of media outlets.

Notice Of Acceptance | May 11, 2017
Exhibition Dates | October 5 – November 11, 2017

Please note there is an Entry Fee of $36 for the first three images.

For more information see: http://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/photography-as-response/

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins,

Funded Residency | AaBKC Residency 2017, Denmark

Application deadline: 17 April, 5pm

Aarhus Center for Visual Art (Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, AaBKC) invites international visual artists to apply to AaBKC Residency’s Fall 2017 program.

The aim of AaBKC Residency is to introduce international artists and curators to the visual arts scene in Aarhus, Denmark – the second largest city in Denmark and designated European Capital of Culture 2017.

Specifically, the program facilitates networking as a mode of artistic research.

AaBKC Residency’s Fall 2017 program invites one international artist to live and work in Aarhus from August 14 – September 22, 2017, where s/he will have an opportunity to meet local artists and arts professionals, visit artist studios and exhibition spaces, and participate in networking meetings and cultural events. By focusing on networking, AaBKC Residency facilitates short- and long-term professional development, allowing artists to broaden their knowledge base, develop new and meaningful professional contacts and relationships, create future work opportunities, refine their networking skills, and build other vital professional capacities.

Living accommodations, work space, and a small exhibition space will be provided, as well as a stipend (6.000 DKK) and travel support (2.500 DKK). AaBKC staff will also offer comprehensive administrative support throughout the residency, working with the selected artist to develop a residency program tailored to his/her specific interests and professional goals, offering professional counseling, and introducing the resident artist to relevant contacts.

Please submit a brief motivation letter (max. 500 words), CV (max. 2 pages) and current portfolio to residency@aabkc.dk

For more information see: aabkc.dk/page/open-call-aabkc-residency-fall-2017