Category: Opportunities International


Open Call | Audio Work Required for Artists and Friends Podcast, London

Deadline: Rolling

Artists and Friends is a Podcast that reviews current digital and physical exhibitions. The show is also focused around discussing ideas surrounding art, as well as talking about curation and interviewing emerging artists and curators. Podcasts can be found on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube

We are looking for artists to submit audio artworks to be featured on the show. After the work has been played it will be discussed by hosts and our guests in a round-table format. We will introduce the selected artist with an artist bio and a summary of their most recent and upcoming projects. The artists in question will also be featured on our social media accounts.

We try to keep the length Podcasts between 30-45 minutes; consequently we can only accept audio works that are under 5 minutes in length. Although, we will accept works up to 10 minutes in length in exceptional circumstances, so don’t be deterred from applying if your work is over 5 minutes.

This is an opportunity with a rolling deadline. The artists we select will be selected from the overall submissions list, meaning that if you are not selected one week, you may still be selected on another occasion. We will make sure to notify you before we release any Podcasts featuring your work.

iTunes: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/artists-and-friends-podcast/id1195423497
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/artistsandfriends
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCySmtFHr6qlUAgff5e5ImnA
Facebook: www.facebook.com/artistsandfriends/


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


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.
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Open Call | The Clunker – Art Vending Machine, Norwich, UK

Deadline for submissions: 20 March

The Clunker is an art themed vending machine which allows artists and art lovers to enjoy accessible and affordable artworks in a social and casual environment.

We are looking for a variety of artists to exhibit alongside one another in a vending machine format, each able to have their work on display for sale.

This will primarily begin in Norwich, Norfolk – the machine then making a tour around the country to a number of other locations. (TBC) Each artist will need to design their contribution to a vending machine friendly size – no bigger than a bottle of soft drink or chocolate bar. These could be prints, mini-sculptures, or any object that would suit presentation to a wide public of all ages. Dependent on the size of the work, we would be looking for artists who could contribute multiples or a selection of works to keep the machine stocked and more engaging to audiences. These do not necessarily have to be ‘copies’, they can be as diverse as the artist wants them to be.
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Open Call | Saltaire Arts Trail 2017, Bradford

Deadline for submissions: 12 March

Open call for a programme of light-based and digital art commissions for Saltaire Arts Trail 2017. Saltaire Arts Trail is a community arts event organised by Saltaire Inspired and held annually on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. In 2017 the dates of the Arts Trail will be from 27 to 29 May.

The Arts Trail offers an imaginative visual arts programme, celebrating the village’s rich heritage, and offering opportunities to both emerging and established artists. It prides itself in reaching out to new audiences and making art accessible to all by using imaginative venues – the internationally recognised Salts Mill, public buildings, the homes of Saltaire residents and outdoor spaces around Saltaire, to display visual art outside of traditional settings, as well as delivering new exhibitions and commissions.

In 2017, a successful grant application to Arts Council England (subject to final confirmation) means that Saltaire Inspired is able to add a new dimension to the Arts Trail – a programme of light-based and digital art events.
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Open Call for Audio Work | Artists and Friends Podcast

Deadline for submissions: 12 March

Artists and Friends is a Podcast started by artists Sid and Jim that reviews current digital and physical exhibitions. The show is also focused around discussing ideas surrounding art, as well as talking about curation and interviewing emerging artists and curators. Podcasts can be found on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube

We are looking for artists to submit audio artworks to be featured on the show. After the work has been played it will be discussed by hosts and our guests in a round-table format. We will introduce the selected artist with an artist bio and a summary of their most recent and upcoming projects. The artists in question will also be featured on our social media accounts.

We try to keep the length Podcasts between 30-45 minutes; consequently we can only accept audio works that are under 5 minutes in length. Although, we will accept works up to 10 minutes in length in exceptional circumstances, so don’t be deterred from applying if your work is over 5 minutes.

This is an opportunity with a rolling deadline. The artists we select will be selected from the overall submissions list, meaning that if you are not selected one week, you may still be selected on another occasion. We will make sure to notify you before we release any Podcasts featuring your work.

iTunes: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/artists-and-friends
Facebook: www.facebook.com/artistsandfriends/

Submit here: www.curatorspace.com/artists-and-friends-podcast–open-call/1033


Open Call | International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art 2017, Bulgaria

Application deadline: 12 March, midnight Bulgarian time (GMT+2)

At a time when the news sound like jokes, humour might well be the best response to reality. Subversive, troubling or liberating, it has played an essential role in art since the time of the avant-garde.

The Biennial was launched in 1973 in Gabrovo, Bulgaria and in that time humour was the only excuse to present contemporary art work from both sides of the Iron Curtain. It is organised by the Museum of Humour and Satire and to date is the only international art forum showcasing the use of humour in contemporary art. It has two major sections – one for contemporary art and one for cartoon.
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Open Call | The Mary E. Black Gallery Programme 2019, Nova Scotia, Canada

Deadline: 30 March 2017, 4pm

The Mary E. Black Gallery is pleased to receive proposals from community groups, cultural groups, guilds, artists/craftspeople and curators for the year of 2019. Annually, seven shows are selected by the Exhibition Review Committee to fulfill the gallery’s mandate, as Nova Scotia’s only public fine craft gallery, to exhibit traditional and contemporary fine craft created by aspiring and established local, regional, Canadian and international artists. Juried, curated and travelling exhibitions are eligible.

Year round the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design hosts exhibitions in the Mary E. Black Gallery which educate the public about craft and design and promote the pursuit of excellence in the craft community.

Submissions must include the following:

Letter of Intent/Proposal:

  • Clear description of theme/concept and the type of work defined by medium, technique, membership or function (maximum of 500 words)
  • Proposed or working title of exhibition
  • A list of artist/s and justification for their inclusion if the proposal is curatorial or a group exhibition
  • Please indicate if you are open to the possibility of being curated into a two person show, group show, or shared use of our gallery space.

Support Material:

  • A list of works to be exhibited (include artist, title, medium, dimensions in metric, date of work) or if not yet created, a list of what is planned for inclusion
  • Support material which can include any materials relevant to the application, images (maximum of 20), promotional materials, reviews and catalogues
  • Image requirements are as follows: JPEG format, maximum of 1024×768 resolution, 72 DPI, RGB
  • A list of the support material provided including the title, medium, dimensions in metric, date of work
  • A curriculum vitae of the principal organizer/curator or artist

Proposals and support material must be submitted via Dropbox link to administration@craft-design.ns.ca

The Mary E. Black Gallery offers:

  • Artist’s fees based on recommended CARFAC rates
  • Cost of an opening reception
  • Colour invitation / exhibition brochure
  • Inclusion in our standard publicity program

www.craft-design.ns.ca/exhibits/call-exhibition-submissions


Open Call | CAFKA Biennial 2018, Canada

Submission deadline: 15 March 2017, midnight.

CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area is seeking submissions for its biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the Region of Waterloo in June 2018. The biennial exhibition is curated by CAFKA’s Program Committee, which will consider submission proposals as part of its curatorial research.

CAFKA is inviting proposals for new works that engage the public and diverse audiences. The CAFKA Program Committee wants to know what artists are thinking about and what drives their practice.

CAFKA pays artist fees of $2,000 CAD for new work, in addition to negotiable expenses. Video and one-time performance fees are paid in accordance with the CARFAC fee schedule.

Please note: The CAFKA Biennial is an exhibition of art in public spaces. We do not encourage proposals that rely on the characteristics of galleries (controlled lighting, low ceilings, hanging walls, security presence etc.). We are seeking artists who are able to respond to the specific features of the local urban landscape and culture. Projects proposed for outdoor public spaces should take into consideration the elements as well as the potential for vandalism and liability. Please refer to the CAFKA.16 Scrapbook for examples of exhibition locations.

Submission Guidelines
CAFKA will not accept postal submissions of hard copy paper, CDs or slides. All submissions must be made through the form online here: www.cafka.org/news/cafka18-call-proposals


Open Call | alt.barbican Programme, London

Deadline for applications: 19 March, 12 noon

The Barbican and The Trampery are looking for innovative artists working at the intersection of art, technology and entrepreneurship to take part in a major new project.

Taking inspiration from start-up accelerator models, alt.barbican is a response to the blurring of boundaries between individual art forms and a generation of emergent artists drawing upon multiple disciplines and new technologies to create projects with new expressive possibilities.

The six-month programme for up to five artists, includes an all expenses trip to Montreal and will provide a range of showcase, mentoring, training within an environment in which research and discussion about this emergent field can take place and be shared.

We’re inviting artists to respond to the theme of ‘the subversion of reality’.

Enquiries might include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Digital mimicry – exploring representations of human form and experience, the natural environment, and the uncanny
  • Social interaction, creativity and enterprise – new ways of communicating, making and business in the age of virtual reality
  • Heightening or repressing human senses with technology – innovative techniques for viewer engagement and opportunities for emotional experiences

Practitioners might be employing or interested in working with virtual or augmented reality, projection mapping, ambisonic, binaural or other immersive sound formats.

alt.barbican artists will receive:

  • A bespoke programme of seminars, workshops and meetings supported by leading academics, practitioners and experts.
  • Business tools and training to enable their practice to scale and become self-sustaining.
  • A fully-funded trip to exhibit their work at the 18th edition of MUTEK Festival, the Montreal-based festival of electronic music and digital creativity.
  • Mentorship provided by a wide range of established professionals, including from the National Theatre and their Immersive Storytelling Studio team.
  • The opportunity to apply to an alt.barbican commissioning fund of £7,500 to realise a major piece or body of work in the Barbican’s public spaces.
  • The opportunity to forge international connections through our partnership with the British Council’s Creative Economy Team.
  • Events to showcase research and works-in-progress as part of Interfaces Monthly & Quarterly – a programme of talks and events, delivered across the Barbican and The Trampery’s venues.

Additional support includes:

  • A £1,500 honorarium for participating in the programme
  • Unlimited drop-in access at The Trampery Republic, a new space for creative innovation at East India Dock, where the selected artists will form part of a growing network of creative businesses and start-ups.

International applicants are eligible to apply if they know they will be based in London or the UK for the duration of the programme (which is beginning of April – October 2017). However, alt.barbican will not pay any living or travel expenses should you relocate solely for this project.

For more information see: www.barbican.org.uk/about-barbican/altbarbican


Open Call | INTERARTIVE, Malta: Culture in Transformation

Deadline: 30 April 2017

In the history of every single region, country or city we can find moments of great wealth, fall, collapse and resurrection. Although in the last few years the political, social, economic and cultural scenario in Europe has been marked by a wide atmosphere of crisis, there have been always some glimmers of light on the horizon.

If we focus on contemporary culture, a very peculiar case is represented today by Malta. The small insular country is currently facing an extraordinary cultural renaissance that is strongly contributing to place its name at the centre of the international map.

Many elements are playing in its favour: The future European Capital of Culture, with Valletta 2018; the extensive cultural program related to the coordination of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the first half of 2017; the hosting of multiple international cultural meetings and events; the construction of new cultural infrastructures such as MUŻA or the Valletta Design Cluster; or the development of diverse programmes and projects in the field of contemporary art and culture, both within the country and internationally. All of them constitute a unique political, social and cultural conjuncture, which is offering Malta the incredible challenge of having ahead a white page where to draw and write the cultural present and future of the country. In regards to this specific situation, proposals that consider one or more of the following topics and questions, among others, will be accepted:

  • What are the opportunities and challenges of the current cultural development?
  • What are the benefits and disadvantages for the country and the cultural sector on a long-term perspective?
  • What are the singularities of Malta, given its geographic position and insular condition?
  • What are the current artistic, cultural, curatorial and creative projects and initiatives? What are the future visions and perspectives?
  • Exchanges, Mobilities and Dialogues. Cultural and artistic experiences in the field.
  • Communities, Languages, Postcolonial issues, Borders and Migration.
  • What is the role of the different agents and stakeholders: independent artists, cultural managers, curators, researchers and other cultural practitioners?
  • What is the role of the institutions? What the responsibility and processes of the cultural policies?

It is important to address these and other questions in this significant and timely moment, bringing in fresh and critical voices from inside and outside as to analyse the contemporary cultural development of Malta. A cultural context in transformation needs a constant examination and the contribution of new and diverse perspectives. Interartive magazine invites scholars, critics, curators and artists who work on this subject to participate.

For more information see: interartive.org/2017/01/malta-culture-in-transformation-opencall/


POWER | Open Call | Friday Island, Luxembourg

Deadline: 3 April 2017
Event Opening: May 12th, 2017, 6:00 pm at European Convention Center Luxembourg, 1, rue du Fort Thüngen, L-1499, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Call
FRIDAY ISLAND is looking for artists (from Luxembourg and abroad) working in any medium (performing arts, fine arts, video/film, literature, etc.) for its next event, taking place on May 12th, 2017, at “European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL)”, in Luxembourg. Decision: April 10th, 2017.

The theme of the event is POWER. The theme should be approached in a critical way in relation to social/political/philosophical perspectives. The artistic contributions can take any form of expression as long as they question the theme and suggest a non-conform point of view.
The artistic propositions have to relate to the theme in an incontestable way.

FRIDAY ISLAND is a series of events taking place in Luxembourg, which promotes an exchange between artists as well as a public dialogue on a given topic. Open to all artistic disciplines and media, Friday Island offers a platform for experimentation beyond the creative processes usually bound to market oriented rationale. Friday Island offers the possibility to approach socially relevant themes in a critical way by the means of artistic thinking and creation.

Each event takes place every two/three months at a different venue. Artists are invited to work on the proposed theme and with the space of the venue. Each event takes place on a Friday evening: the selected artistic projects will be showcased during that timeframe.
Arranged in a convivial way, the setting of the venue should stimulate an informal exchange between both the participants (artists) and the audience. Along with the artistic contributions, FRIDAY ISLAND wishes to engage in an open discussion about the proposed topic and in relation to the artists’ work present during the event. The talk will be led by a moderator.

Remuneration
The artists will receive a remuneration of 600,- euro per artistic contribution, travel refund to Luxembourg City up to 150,-euro are also available upon request. Accommodations for three nights will be provided by the organisation.

Application
Artists can send following information to contact@fridayisland.net:
CV (1 page max.)
Portfolio, former and current projects (PDF or website, with pictures and videos). If you send a PDF, please include no more than 10 pictures.
A short concept/script describing the project related to the theme POWER and to the venue “European Convention Center Luxembourg” (1 page max.)
Please consider arriving one day before the event (May 11th 2017) for installation and/or try out.

For more questions and information regarding the event, please send an e-mail to contact@fridayisland.net
www.fridayisland.net


Open Call for Group Exhibitions | Apexart Franchise Exhibition Program

Deadline: 28 February

Apexart’s Franchise Exhibition Program (FEP) is a month-long open call for idea-driven, original group exhibitions to be presented anywhere in the world outside of New York City as part of apexart’s program. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level, background, or location, are invited to submit their ideas online in a 500-word text-only proposal (no biographical statements, no CVs, no links, no images).

An international jury of up to 200 individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds participate in a crowdsourced voting process. Following the open call period, apexart sends each juror a dedicated login to read and register votes for at least 50 proposals. apexart’s online process ensures that each proposal is anonymous and receives equal consideration by the jury. apexart staff does not interfere with or affect the selection of the winners.

After the jury period concludes, the organizers of the four highest-ranked proposals are notified and their exhibitions are announced as part of the upcoming season. They receive curatorial honorariums and funding for their exhibitions, including a location rental budget. The organizers work closely with the team to turn their idea into an apexart Franchise Exhibition. All applicants are informed of their overall proposal ranking in an anonymous results page.

The Franchise Exhibition Program (FEP) seeks to decentralize the selection process and eliminate problems associated with other juried open calls by making the system as meritocratic as possible and politics-free. Projects are judged by the strength of their ideas and the organizer’s ability to communicate them, not by connections or past accomplishments. With more than 1,000 people submitting exhibition proposals each season and 400 jurors, we have developed a uniquely democratic program model that represents the interests of our audience and gives each participant an interesting learning opportunity.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • apexart provides an exhibition budget of up to $6,000 for travel, shipping, artist honorariums, installation expenses, and the opening reception.
  • apexart provides an honorarium of $2,000 for organizing the exhibition and writing an accompanying essay.
  • The organizer can apply for up to $2,000 in additional funds for venue rental and staffing.
  • apexart covers costs for insurance, advertising, publicity, and the design, printing, and mailing of the exhibition brochure.
  • apexart assists the organizer with exhibition logistics such as loan agreements and shipping
  • apexart is not a funding organization; Franchise exhibitions are part of apexart’s regular programming. Organizers are expected and challenged to work within the funding provided to produce a small, focused, noteworthy exhibition.

For more information and to apply see: apexart.org/franchise.php


Open Call | Crofters’ Memorial, Staffin, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Deadline: 28 February

ATLAS Arts, working in partnership with Staffin Community Trust (Urras An Taobh Sear), invites applications from artists interested in researching and developing a contemporary memorial to acknowledge the crofters’ troubles in Staffin, Isle of Skye, in the 1880s. We are seeking artists who will demonstrate imagination and sensitivity in challenging perceptions of what a contemporary memorial to a historical event can be.

The proposals will form a series of pilot commissions that contribute to an awareness and understanding in the local community of the potential positive impacts and benefits that a commissioned public artwork/contemporary memorial can have. This is a unique opportunity for artists – local, national and international, to engage in social practice and develop ideas for a context-specific artwork.

Stage 1 – submit application
In line with the requirements stated in the brief – please bear in mind that due to the nature of the project and its focus on social practice, collaboration and engaging with the community/place we do not expect finished proposals.

Your application should include:

  • A short statement outlining your interest in the commission including how you might approach community engagement
  • CV and a detailed portfolio of relevant past projects or links to work that illustrates your artistic practice/maximum of six images
  • Your availability through 2017
  • How you heard about the project

Due to the nature of the project and its focus on collaborations and engaging with the community/place we do not expect finished proposals.

It is anticipated that ATLAS Arts will contact selected applicants in late March 2017. Applicants will then be invited to an initial meeting in Skye, the costs of which will be covered.

Stage 2 – selected artists
It is anticipated that three artists will be selected. The artists will each receive £500 to work on their proposal in more detail. As part of this the artists will be expected to visit the Isle of Skye for an initial meeting.

Stage 3 – development
It is anticipated that these artists will then each be awarded £2000 to further develop the proposal. This commission explores social practice and it is expected this will include further time spent in the Isle of Skye, engaging with the Staffin community, the area and researching the history of the Crofters’ troubles.

For more information see: atlasarts.org.uk/projects/open-call-for-artists-crofters-memorial/


Call for Papers | Troubling Time: An Exploration of Temporality in the Arts, University of Manchester

Deadline: Friday, 3 March

This conference (Friday, 2nd June 2017) aims to consider time and the multifaceted ways it manifests in and structures the arts – in film, performance, television, theatre, video games, music, dance, live broadcast, and visual art, to name just a few. At first glance, the arts appear to be unavoidably time-bound, largely dependent on our understandings of chronological time and space. However, the arts are also capable of finding ways for different types of temporalities to irrupt, to disrupt, to resist, and to bubble beyond the surface.

Troubling Time is an interdisciplinary conference that aims to bring together postgraduate students, early career researchers and established academics to explore the issues of time and temporality in the arts.

The organisers of this interdisciplinary conference warmly invite proposals for 20 minute presentations/provocations/performances/creative approaches to time in the arts. We actively encourage contributions that engage practically with their duration, with the aim of fostering methodological diversity.

Topics include but are not limited to:

• Issue of time and medium specificity
• Modalities and methodologies of research into time and the arts
• Homogenous/heterogeneous time
• Time and space
• Liveness/deadness
• Haunting or possession by the past
• Approaches to the archive and time
• Re-enactment and re-embodiment
• Documenting the present
• Futurity or lack thereof
• Ageing – growing up and growing old
• Indexicality and the arts
• Linear and non-linear time
• Time as politics

Please send your abstract (250 words), its title, and a short biography (100 words) to troublingtime@gmail.com.

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of March. At the moment, the organisers are envisioning a one-day event but there is the possibility of extending it to two days if the level of response requires it.


Open Call | Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science

Deadline: 31 March

Calling for videos or performances for video that explore hormones, medical technologies, sexuality, gender and body modifications.

Working with a range of stakeholders, Transitional States are developing an international public engagement programme entitled ‘Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science’. The programme will consist of a traveling exhibition of videos and a number of public debates. It will start in February 2018 at Project Space Plus at the University of Lincoln and travel in May 2018 to the Peltz Gallery at Birkbeck University in London. It will then visit Bologna (venue TBC) in Italy and Barcelona (venue TBC) in Spain at the end of 2018. The exhibition will remain 15-35 days in each city where three public debates that have been created specifically for each location will supplement the exhibition. The public engagement programme aims to raise awareness of the central role hormones play in our lives and how medical research has employed them in contradictory ways.

Transitional States are inviting artists to submit existing work or to create new videos or performances for video that explore hormones, medical technologies, sexuality, gender and body modifications. They are particularly interested in the relations and interactions between hormones and transsexuality, non-binary genders, intersexuality, physical alterations, birth control, fertility, menopause, sexology and performance enhancement to boost both athletic and sexual performances.

The Jury members Lois Keidan, Laura Leuzzi, Carlos Motta and Issey Osman will select up to 10 works for the exhibition, which will be curated by the arts organisation, Arts Feminism Queer (www.cuntemporary.org).

Artists will receive a fee of £100 for screening their work and will be invited to take part in the launch of the video installation in London. Where possible, we will contribute to travel costs and cover accommodation expenses for video authors.

Transitional States will also publish a full colour catalogue for the public engagement programme, which will feature all the artists’ works and topics discussed in the public debates.

For more information, application and guidelines visit: transitionalstates.com/opencall

For further information about the open call, please contact
infotransitionalstates@gmail.com


Open Call | Live Art Development Agency and Create, DIY 14: 2017

Deadline for proposals: March 13, 12 noon.

Create (National development agency for collaborative arts) is delighted to be once again working in partnership with Live Art Development Agency as part of DIY 14.

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual research, training and professional development projects for themselves and other artists.

The Live Art Development Agency are planning to support 18 DIY projects that will take place across the UK and Ireland from July to November 2017. Each project will receive £1,500 support.

Professional development projects by artists for artists across the UK and Ireland
DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.
DIY 14 has a wide range of new partners organisations, and some exciting new developments including three new strands of DIY activity supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and three DIYs supported by Live Art UK’s new Diverse Actions initiative.

More information, including online application process at:
www.thisisliveart.co.uk/opportunities/diy-14-2017-call-for-proposals/


Open Call | Oska Bright Film Festival 2017, Brighton, UK

Deadline for submissions: 30 April

Oska Bright Film Festival is for short films and digital media that feature people with a learning disability.

They look for short films of any length. They want films that are made by people with a learning disability or feature people with a learning disability in leading roles.

The next festival will be taking place in November 2017.

Please see website for more guidance about this: submityourfilm.carousel.org.uk

If you’d like more information about submitting a film, please email oskabright@carousel.org.uk or call 01273 234734.


The Image of the Savage | Open Call: Photographers + Graphic Designers, Italy

Deadline: 28 February 2017

The Image of the Savage | Call for Photographers and Digital Graphic Designers.
Take part in the group exhibition in Cagliari, ITALY from 21 to 28 April 2017
Free Entry

An invite to take part in the group exhibition that will expose “the image of the savage”, an opportunity to highlight an intrinsic aspect of human nature and of the world in which he lives, “an image of the savage” that often emerges from cultural and technological patina with which the man builds his refuges from reality, but from which he is inevitably recalled in the evidence of his behavior, and in manifestation of the nature of the world from which every living being originates.

Submit: www.loosenart.com/pages/calls