Daily Archives: January 31, 2018

Open Call | Aesthetica Art Prize (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 31 August 2018

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world. The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions.

The award attracts thousands of entries in a range of innovative media from locations as diverse as Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Recent finalists include acclaimed director Toby Dye; Tokyo-based French architect and artist Emmanuelle Moureaux; Rachel Ara, founder of the artists collective [ALLOY]; Liz West, recipient of the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award; and Ellie Davies, who has since shown new and recent works in the exhibition Into the Woods at Crane Kalman, London.

Previous finalists include John Keane, former official British war artist, currently represented by Flowers Gallery in London; Julia Vogl, member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and twice selected for Public Art Network Year in Review projects; Ingrid Hu, former designer at the Lubetkin-winning Heatherwick Studio; Marcus Jansen, a leading modern expressionist; and Bernat Millet, shortlisted for National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

Please note there is an entry fee of £24

For more information and application details: aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/

38th EVA International Final Artist Announcement

EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art, is pleased to announce the 56 artists who will participate in the 2018 edition

Participating Artists:
Inji Aflatoun, Peju Alatise, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Alexander Apóstol, Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, Jaime Ávila, Akiq AW, Patricia Belli, Colin Booth, Lee Bul, José Castrellón, Viriya Chotpanyavisut, Steven Cohen, Bruce Conner, Juan Dávila, Patrizio di Massimo, Roy Dib, Rita Duffy, Adrian Duncan and Feargal Ward, John Duncan, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, John Gerrard, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Laurent Grasso, Eileen Gray, Claire Halpin, Sanja Iveković, Mainie Jellett, Uchechukwu James-Iroha, Seán Keating, Sam Keogh, Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien, Napoles Marty, Francis Matthews, Julie Merriman, Kevin Mooney, Locky Morris, Isabel Nolan, Masahito Ono, David Pérez Karmadavis, John Rainey, Dan Rees, Marlon T. Riggs, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Beto Shwafaty, Mina Talaee, Jenna Tas, Darn Thorn, Top Lista Nadrealista, Nicolás Vizcaíno Sánchez, Ian Wieczorek , Liu Xiaodong, Trevor Yeung

The 38th edition of EVA International takes its starting point from the painting Night Candles are Burnt Out (1927) by Irish artist Seán Keating. The painting presents an allegory of the Irish psyche at the advent of the construction of Ardnacrusha, a hydroelectric dam, built that same year on the border of County Limerick. Ardnacrusha was a symbol of early twentieth century engineering, which accelerated the Irish economy and radically shifted the society of the new state. Keating’s painting depicts a host of characters set against the backdrop of the construction site, whose lives are set to change by the dawning of a new era of technological progress.

The 38th EVA International has no title, breaking with a tradition of the biennial that dates back to 1990. This decision, taken by Guerrero is designed to emphasize the word ‘International’ that is central to EVA’s identity. Guerrero explains, “in our current state of nationalisms, hard-borders, protectionism and a complete change of course in humanity, where the liberal belief of a ‘never again’ seems to be dismantling, the word ‘International’ suddenly carries an important weight worth embracing. Since its foundation in 1977 in Limerick, EVA has been a forerunner in understanding the world through art in a transnational, transcultural, international dialogue, presenting its contradictions, anxieties and possibilities.”

The 38th EVA International will open to the public on Saturday 14 April with previews on 12 and 13 April.

Open Call | ZEISS Photography Award 2018

The third edition of the ZEISS Photography Award recently opened for entries, with a new brief for 2018: “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories”.

Photographers from around the world are invited to submit their best series of work to present a look beyond the ordinary and every day.

One winner and a shortlist of up to ten talented photographers will be announced. The winner will receive: 12,000 Euro worth of ZEISS lenses, 3,000 Euro travel expenses to complete a photography project of their choice in the location of their choice, a day at the ZEISS Headquarters in Germany including comprehensive lens training and a tour including the ZEISS museum, invitation to attend the exhibition of the winning work and more.

Winning images, as well as selected shortlisted photographers, will be shown alongside the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House in London, from 20 April — 6 May, 2018.

“Untold Stories” is intended to be understood in its broadest sense – the work could explore a familiar theme told from a different perspective or it could address an issue that has previously had little attention. All forms of photography are welcome and judges are specifically looking for series of works that have a strong narrative. The ‘Untold Story’ that the photographer presents must be visually clear in the submitted images.

For more information and application details: worldphoto.org/2018/zeiss

Iklektik | NWRC Students Show at The Playhouse Arts Centre, Derry

6 to 10 February 2018

Ten students studying the Higher National Diploma in Fine Art at North West Regional College will showcase their work in an exhibition at the Playhouse, Derry.

The students involved are all in the final year of their studies at the city’s Strand Road Campus.

Entitled ‘iklectic’, a phonetic representation of the word eclectic, the exhibition will include a mix of works, employing various media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, installation and video works.
Organised and funded entirely by the students own efforts, this exhibition forms a major element of the HND final year coursework and is important for the professional development of the students as they enter the world of employment as artists or seek to further their studies at university.

The students have employed a diversity of approaches encompassing an eclectic mix of styles to interest and challenge a wide spectrum of artistic taste.

The Playhouse Theatre and Arts Centre
5-7 Artillery St
Derry/Londonderry BT48 6RG
T: +44 28 7126 8027
W: derryplayhouse.co.uk

Open Call | Aerial Residency, Sokolowsko, Poland

Application deadline: 19 February

AIR Wro is a programme of residencies, study visits and international cooperation that is a part of Culture Zone Wrocław. The goal of AIR Wro is to support and promote the activities of artists representing various fields of culture and art, who are interested in cooperation with representatives of local communities and circles, as well as those willing to build international cultural relations.

Culture-Ecological Association Filtrator and Culture Zone Wrocław within the framework of AIR Wro Programme are jointly launching a call for a residency in Sokołowsko in Lower Silesia, Poland. Residency is dedicated to designers, makers and artists active in the field of community projects, education and sustainable development as a part of promoting a civic attitude towards the local environment.

The aim of the project is to make the inhabitants of Sokołowsko and Lower Silesia aware of how big the threat to sustainable development and ecology is the polluted air. By finding reference points in the past times of Sokołowsko, the organisers want to create a space for the resident artist to hook up the topics related with the quality of life in the town, offering him/her a range of equipment to create means of expression. Using his/her experience in working in similar spaces, the resident will have the opportunity to cooperate with the local community to develop a message or social campaign aimed at educating and activating inhabitants in the field of taking care of the quality of their nearest environment.

Are covered: travel costs, accomodation, funds for materials, a fee or daily allowance up to the amount of 3000 PLN, access to equipment such as: screen printing, RISO, 3D printing, CNC technology and electronics.

For more information and application details: strefakultury.pl/aerialresidency2018

Open Call | URBAN FRICTIONS with PACT Zollverein, Germany

Application deadline: 19 February

As the focal point of this chapter, the city will become a setting for artistic, social and political activity in which the clash of different infrastructures, needs and living realities gives rise to complexity and productive friction. Over the course of the festival period, forums, project presentations, open laboratory visits and cooperative field studies will introduce participants to new perspectives and offer them time and space in which to explore their own ideas.

URBAN FRICTIONS brings together people concerned with studying, changing or escaping the complex structure of the city and its effects.

Over the course of several weeks, the edition invites participants from the fields of art, science, journalism, urbanism, architecture and other broader disciplines, to engage in individual research as well as joint encounters, exchanges and experiments during symposia, open labs, talks, lectures, gatherings and presentations.

At certain stages, participants will also have the opportunity to invite visiting dialogue partners to inform both their own research and that of the other residents in the form of lectures or discussions. Travel and accommodation for visiting dialogue partners as well as an expense allowance will be covered by PACT.

A residency can include:

  • Studio space (from 69 to 173 sq. m.)
  • Local accommodation (max. 6 people)
  • Weekly grant allowance of €500 for all of the residency project participants (max. 6 people)
  • Travel costs covering one journey only per participant to and from PACT Zollverein (subject to prior agreement)
  • Technical equipment (by arrangement and subject to availability)
  • Possible lectures, workshops, exhibitions or performances (at short notice and subject to agreement)

For more information and application details: pact-zollverein.de/platforms/

Chasing Shadows | Mark Francis Fenning at Black Box, Belfast

1 February to 28 February 2018

Mark Francis Fenning is a Northern Irish Artist, based in Belfast and a graduate from the University of Ulster attaining a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art specialism Printmaking. He is also a recent graduate of Queens with an MA in Arts Management

‘Chasing Shadows’ is a series of Black and White polaroids taken during Fenning’s residency with The Print Association of Western Australia.

Across the City of Perth, Fenning captured shadows documenting their graphic, ephemeral and monochromatic qualities inspired by german expressionistic and film noir ideas. This work was funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the Self Arranged Residency Award 2014.

For more information, visit here.

Black Box
18 Hill St
T: +44 28 9024 4400
W: blackboxbelfast.com

Information Session | EU Copyright Law: What Does it Mean for Irish Artists?

Friday 9 February, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Creative Europe Desk Ireland, Culture and MEDIA, with support from the BAI Sectoral Development Fund, will host a free morning information session and networking lunch in Dublin. This session is aimed at authors, screenwriters, composers, visual artists, and performers.

The EU copyright legislation is a set of ten directives, which harmonise essential rights of authors and of performers, producers and broadcasters. This legislation is currently working its way through the European Parliament. Once passed, each Member State, including Ireland, will adapt their current copyright laws to reflect the new European legislation.

But what does this mean in practical terms for content creators working in Ireland? Speakers will explore current Irish copyright law and look at how the proposed changes will impact the artists and performers working in the cultural and creative sectors here in Ireland.

You can register for the free event here: creativeeuropeireland.eu/eu-copyright-law-what-does-it-mean-for-artists

The Morrison Hotel,
Ormond Quay Lower,
Dublin 1

Between Something and Nothing | Evgeniya Martirosyan at TACTIC Gallery, Cork

9 February to 24 February 2018

Evgeniya Martirosyan’s new body of work Between Something and Nothing stems from her interest in philosophy and science. It represents an intuitive response to concepts of time, matter, chaos, and transformation. The latest developments in science raise many questions about the nature of reality, as it seems uncertainty and relativity are part of the very fabric of our world. Working with elemental materials and using a broad range of techniques, Martirosyan explores the poetic possibilities of the constantly shifting and elusive state of things.

Martirosyan’s work for this exhibition incorporates various materials and effects that have a problematic or hesitant quality: ice (frost), water, air, light, and foam. Transient organic matter is framed and contrasted by structures made out of rigid materials like metal and plastic. She uses repurposed industrial mechanisms, such as refrigeration and compression units, to activate the work initiating processes of growth and change. As the matter continues to evolve in unpredictable ways, the aim is to find fragile beauty in ambiguity and perpetual transformation, creating opportunities for reflection.

This exhibition is supported by Cork City Council Arts Office and the Arts Council. The artist has been supported with graduate residencies from Sample-Studios and the National Sculpture Factory.


TACTIC at The Crypt,
St. Luke’s Former Church,
O’Mahoney’s Ave.,
St. Luke’s Cross,
Summerhill North
Cork City
E: tactic@sample-studios.com
W: sample-studios.com

Open Call | WERKhouse Performances, THISISPOPBABY, Dublin

Application deadline: 2 February

THISISPOPBABY have announced a national call out for short performances to take place at WERKhouse, a night of performance, politics and partying on 17th March as part of Where We Live, with St. Patrick’s Festival.

THISISPOPBABY are looking for artists and performers to apply with short performance pieces which respond to the theme of home, and what it feels like to live in Dublin and Ireland today. Performance pieces can be of any genre, style or mood, and we have a particular interest in minority voices and voices not usually heard in mainstream Irish theatre or media.

The performance piece should be between 3-8 minutes long and be technically low fi. Performers must be available during the day of Saturday 17 March for technical rehearsal and show.

Successful proposals will receive a performance fee.

To apply, please email tomorrow@thisispopbaby.com with a (maximum) 1-page proposal detailing:

  • your proposed performance piece
  • how it responds to the theme
  • technical requirements
  • brief biog including links if relevant.
  • If your performance piece is an existing text, sound or video file, please send that in too.

Download the info pack pack before applying here: thisispopbaby.com/werkhouse-national-call/

Open Call | Supercrawl 2018, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Deadline for submissions: Friday 16 February, 4pm

Supercrawl is a free annual outdoor art and music festival in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, and the Supercrawl Art Committee is excited to release its Call for Artists for 2018. Every year, Supercrawl issues a call for artist proposals that create creative, compelling and unique environments and experiences for festival-goers. Projects by local, regional, national and international artists are selected based on artistic merit, originality, and ability to integrate within the festival’s scale, spirit and energy. The Committee invites artists working in a wide range of creative disciplines to propose works for installation as part of this year’s event, taking place September 14-16, 2018.

The Committee is interested in seeking proposals in the following areas:
-Identification of distinct Art Zone (i.e.: entryways, banners, etc.)
-Installation art
-Performance art
-Public interventions

Fees & Resources
Each project selected will be allocated an artist’s fee (in line with CARFAC schedules) and production budget. Costs such as travel and accommodation, where necessary, may be covered and will be addressed on an individual basis. Production assistance may also be available. Supercrawl will also be assigning significant resources to promotion of the event and selected artists leading up to the festival, and during the event. The festival will provide schedule signage, produce posters and handbills, and include programming details both in printed materials and on the Supercrawl website. Audiences are estimated at approximately 50,000 to 75,000 people over the duration of the performance day.

Submissions should be sent via email to: supercrawlart@gmail.com
Subject line: Your_Name_Supercrawl_Art_2018

For more information and application details: supercrawl.ca/call-for-submissions-art

Abstract Painting Workshop at Blackwatch Studio, Co. Kilkenny

Following Julie’s very successful workshops here at Blackwatch studio, she will be returning, to continue the creative journey of Abstract Painting. In this work shop we will explore elements of abstraction in painting with a particular emphasis on colour, value and composition.

No experience required, but an interest in abstract or semi abstract is a must. Julie will work individually with you to guide you through the the process of developing ideas, and tapping into each individuals style, to help you confidently achieve your own unique piece of artwork.

Dates: 25th February 2018
Times: 10am – 4.30pm
Fee: €75
Location: Blackwatch Studio, Freneystown, County Kilkenny R95 RX28
Booking: Contact Vicki 086 837 0205 €30 deposit secures place(class limited to 10 places)
Website: blackwatchstudio.ie

Open Call | Art Spin Hamilton 2018, Canada

Application deadline: 19 March

Art Spin is an interactive bike and art tour that first launched in Toronto in 2009. The spin creates alternative ways of experiencing art by placing it in unexpected venues throughout the city. Art Spin Hamilton’s inaugural ride in 2017 explored expansive abandoned spaces near the waterfront, little known urban infrastructure, hidden loading docks off rail spurs and more.

Projects must be well suited for the nature of the event, and may include but are not limited to sculpture, installation, film and video, electronic and kinetic work, new media, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, performance art, dance, theatre, and music. Exhibiting artists will receive an Artist fee ranging from $500-$800, depending on the scope of the project.

Please submit submission package by email to: contact@artspinhamilton.ca
Documents must be formatted as PDFs and images as JPEGs.

For more information and application details: artspinhamilton.ca/Call-for-Submissions-1

Open Call | Photophobia Contemporary Moving Image Festival 2018, Canada

Application deadline: 30 June

Photophobia is the 12th annual festival of short-format contemporary media, film, video and moving image hosted in partnership between the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc. Established in 1999, Photophobia was Hamilton’s first film and video festival dedicated to the development of experimental time-based media at a time when there were no such platforms in the Hamilton community. The Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc. are once again partnering to showcase contemporary practitioners who test the boundaries of the medium in 2018. Not confined by restrictions or themes, Photophobia is a free festival series presented under the cover of night in the Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard at Hamilton Artists Inc.

Please include in your submission:
– Artist Bio (75 words max)
– Artist CV (3 pages max)
– Short description of your submission (150 words max)

Entry Information: Title; year completed; name; address; phone; email; role in production; format; length.

Email Submissions to: Selections committee, Photophobia photophobia@artgalleryofhamilton.com

* Note: Submissions (excluding video files) should be merged into a single pdf. Hard copy submissions will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for the festival will be notified.

IMAA remuneration will be provided to successful applicants within 30 days of screening.

For more information see: theinc.ca/photophobia-contemporary-moving-image-festival/

Funding | Grants under the Arts Act, Limerick City and County Council

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 21 February, 5pm

Limerick Culture and Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council, is delighted to invite applications for Grants under the Arts Act funding to assist individuals and groups organising and engaging in arts activities in Limerick City and County in 2018.

Guidelines and application form available from:

Applications must be submitted, preferably by email, to artsofficesubmissions@limerick.ie
using the reference ‘GUA2018’ as the email subject.

For postal applications please submit to the Limerick Culture and Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick.

Information Sessions:
Please book to reserve your place for our GUA information session on
Friday 9 February in Culture House, 2 Pery Square.
Half hour slots – AM: 11am-1pm & PM: 2pm-4pm
Email: artsoffice@limerick.ie | Phone: 061 525031

Job Vacancy | Executive Director of Artsadmin, UK

Application deadline: 12 February, 12 noon

Artsadmin is seeking a new Executive Director to succeed Gill Lloyd after thirty-three years with the company. Artsadmin produces the work of artists across a variety of disciplines – performance, dance, theatre, live arts, installation – from unique large-scale site specific projects to work created for theatres or galleries, across the UK and internationally.

They are looking for an inspiring individual to secure the best possible cultural and physical environment within which the artistic and operational ambitions of the organisation can flourish. The postholder will share Chief Executive responsibilities with the Artistic Director and will have particular overall responsibility for the economic success and sustainability of Artsadmin’s building, supporting artists and tenant companies, and running a performance space and café/bar.

The Executive Director is a full-time post is offered at a salary of circa £60k depending on experience.

For full job description and requirements see: artsadmin.co.uk/about/jobs

Job Vacancy | Knowledge and Learning Coordinator with Glasgow Film

Application deadline: Monday 12 February, 10am

Glasgow Film is a national centre for film and moving image media where audiences and filmmakers experience and debate cultural practice and ideas through diverse, unique and quality programmes that transform the way people see the world, through film.

Please refer to the job description and person specification in your application, telling us why you are interested and what skills and experience you would bring to the organisation. In addition to the application form and our equal opportunities monitoring form please submit an up-to-date C.V. and cover letter.

Completed applications should be addressed to Caroline Rice and emailed to: Vacancies@GlasgowFilm.org

If you need more information before you apply, please contact us by emailing Sambrooke Scott, Film Hub Scotland Manager at sambrooke@filmhubscotland.com

Term: Full-time contract
Salary: £25,008 p/a

For full job description and requirements see: glasgowfilm.org/vacancies

Job Vacancy | Programme and Marketing Coordinator with Glasgow Film

Application deadline: Monday 12 February

Glasgow Film is a national centre for film and moving image media where audiences and filmmakers experience and debate cultural practice and ideas through diverse, unique and quality programmes that transform the way people see the world, through film.

Reporting to and working closely with the Hub Manager, the Hub Programme & Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for hub communications and for coordinating programming initiatives with Film Hub Scotland members, partners and stakeholders.

Completed applications should be addressed to Caroline Rice and emailed to: Vacancies@GlasgowFilm.org

If you need more information before you apply, please contact us by emailing Sambrooke Scott, Film Hub Scotland Manager at sambrooke@filmhubscotland.com

Term: Full-time contract
Salary: £25,008 p/a

For full job description and requirements see: glasgowfilm.org/vacancies

Vukasin Nedeljkovic awarded the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2017

Create has announced that Vukasin Nedeljkovic has been awarded the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2017: Arts and Activism.

Nedeljkovic, a Dublin-based Irish artist, has collaborated with asylum seekers living in direct provision centres for eleven years. Through this bursary, Vukasin intends to explore the processes of collaboration between the artist, the activist and the asylum seeking community, and to archive and document Direct Provision as a reference for a period in recent Irish history, noting that we have very little visual information about other Irish carceral sites, including Magdalen laundries, Borstals, Mother and Baby homes and Lunatic Asylums.

Vukasin Nedeljkovic’s practice poses a number of questions on the role of art – and the artist – and society. The work of Asylum Archive also requires us to reflect on modes of incarceration, and the creation of art within oppressive systems or sites. In what ways does the involuntary embeddedness of the artist influence what is created? Nedeljkovic asks us to consider Direct Provision Centres not only as sites of incarceration, social exclusion or extreme poverty but also as sites of collectivity and resistance. Direct provision Centres are where different nationalities and ethnic groups exist(ed) and persist(ed) through the confinement created by the State. Where people wait patiently for meals, sign in and out almost every day in order to get €21.60 per week and a medical card, watch friends being transferred and deported, and open Government letters with anxiety, fear and hope. Also in terms of continuity of themes in social history and the State’s treatment of those deemed ‘outsiders’, does the Direct Provision system represent a legacy or echo of older systems of confinement in Ireland – borstals, laundries, prisons, mother and baby homes, lunatic asylums?

The Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award aims to support collaborative artists working in the area of art and activism. The purpose of the Bursary Award is to support and nurture professional arts practice and it is specifically aimed at an artist who has a track record of working collaboratively with communities of place or interest. The Bursary Award of €10,000 provides the selected artist with time and resources to carry out research and to reflect on practice. More particularly, the Bursary allows the artist to consider key questions associated with art and activist practice using collaborative methodologies.

As part of the launch of Asylum Archive in Galway, March 2015, Create featured Vukasin as a part of a panel discussion alongside Anthony Haughey, Anne Mulhall, Charlotte McIvor and Megs Morley, chaired by Katrina Goldstone. The discussion centred on the themes evoked by Asylum Archive.

Audio of this event can be found at Create’s Soundcloud channel here: soundcloud.com/create-ireland/