Daily Archives: August 9, 2017


Open Call | The Islands Arts Writing Residency, Canada

Deadline: 20 August

Art Metropole and Fogo Island Arts are seeking applications for The Islands, a two-part residency that aims to encourage arts writing and criticism in contemporary art. Open to international applicants, The Islands will take place on Fogo Island and at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island, Canada, from November 1 to December 15, 2017.

The Islands invites emerging and established arts writers and artists with a writing practice to think about writing, remoteness, isolation and time across two unique locations. The successful candidate will spend a month on Fogo Island as part of Fogo Island Arts’ residency program, followed by two weeks on Toronto Island at Artscape Gibraltar Point. The project will culminate in a small publication funded, published, and distributed by Art Metropole.

Arts writing practices may range in structure, content, and medium, addressing various forms and disciplines that may include poetry, art criticism, and experimental writing, and periodical production (journals, art books, magazines).

Applications should directly consider the role of writing and criticism in contemporary art, and take into consideration the unique circumstances of the residencies.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

• Have published a minimum of two arts writing texts or critical essays on contemporary art
• Hold a valid driver’s license, and be responsible for acquiring the necessary visa if coming from a foreign country

The successful candidate will be required to give a public presentation on Fogo Island and at Artscape Gibraltar Point, and to present their work at Art Metropole, Toronto.

The successful candidate will be provided with private accommodation and studio space on both Fogo and Toronto islands, as well as a weekly stipend to offset the costs of materials and day-to-day living expenses. Travel expenses are also covered.

For more information and application details: artmetropole.com/events/the-islands-fall-winter


Open Call | Images Need Apply, Belfast Print Workshop Exhibition Opportunity

Application deadline: 15 August, 4pm

In partnership with the Belfast Print Workshop (BPW) and to celebrate their 40th Anniversary in 2017, Craft NI is now accepting submissions for works to be presented in a unique, joint exhibition – ‘Images Need Apply’ focusing on contemporary applied craft that makes use of printing processes.

Printmaking is the practice of creating images, generally from a single original surface. Typically pints are produced on paper but modern techniques have seen them transfer onto a diverse range of surfaces and be incorporated into various art and design practices.

BPW are offering selected artists one full-day of access to their studio facilities and technical support to produce complimentary or related prints to their application. In addition there will be a materials budget of £100 per artist jointly provided by BPW and Craft NI to support the creation of new work.

BPW are interested in showcasing the interaction of image with object and depending on selection the final exhibition will combine 3D/material objects, original prints and digital replications of artists’ imagery. Craft NI will work personally with selected artists to finalise specifics of the show.

The exhibition will be shown in the Craft NI exhibition space and around Cotton Court building, opening for Culture Night 2017 and will remain on show for 1 week.

BPW invite makers to submit between 1 and 3 existing works and/or proposals for new or partially new work. (If selected new work must be finished to exhibition standard in advance of the opening). The work should combine a ‘3D/material object’ in any medium with applied imagery that references a printing process. If successful the artist will be notified which piece(s) have been accepted for exhibit.

For more information and application details see: www.craftni.org/opportunity-details/call-culture-night


Funded Residency | Saari Residence 2018, Finland

Application deadline: 15 August

The Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, is a residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland, for artists of all disciplines and nationalities.

The Saari Residence offers artists a peaceful working environment in the historical and scenic surroundings of an old, rural manor house, as well as excellent opportunities for interaction with other residents.

Residencies are available to individual artists working in various artistic fields; translators, curators and critics; and artistic groups (working groups and organisations with a business ID) of all disciplines. It is open to all nationalities.

Residency places are intended for artistic work. Priority is given to fresh, multidisciplinary, marginal, or non-mainstream themes and fields of art. Applicants must present in their application a project proposal or a work plan for their residency.

A two-month individual residency includes accommodation, workspace, and a monthly grant. The grant is awarded to cover living and travel expenses.

Individual residency grant classification:

Grant 1: beginning of career €2,400 /month
Grant 2: mid-career €2,800 /month
Grant 3: experienced artist €3,500 /month.

Groups may apply for support for travel and living costs if their residency is of a shorter duration (2–4 weeks).

For more information and application details: www.koneensaatio.fi/en/tuemme/residency-applicants/