Events

July 3, 2017 - July 9, 2017

The Lighthouse Works’ primary purpose is to provide artists with the space and time, free from material concerns, to do their best creative work. We bring artists on fellowship to beautiful Fishers Island, where they are provided with room, board and studio space, giving them ample opportunity for quiet productivity in a serene, supportive environment.

The Lighthouse Works accepts artists working in a wide range of media: fiction writers, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction; painters, sculptors, those working in video and installation, and other visual artists; musicians and composers. Artistic excellence is the primary criterion for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.

Our organization’s efforts also support and enrich the Fishers Island community through a letterpress print shop, open studios, readings, concerts, and workshops for students and adults. By assisting artists at critical junctures in their careers, we aim to be a significant force in preserving and promoting the central role of the arts in our culture. We hope our work will also inspire the creation of other small businesses and organizations in our community, making Fishers Island an enclave of creativity and a cultural destination.

Any serious artist at any stage of his or her career is welcome to apply through our online application system. Applicants are required to fill out an application form and to submit work samples and a statement of intent. While our staff reviews applications for completeness, a panel of professionals in the applicant’s artistic field evaluates each portfolio. Because the fellowship program accepts only 20 artists a year, our process is necessarily quite selective.

Fellowships are six weeks in length and occur year-round. The Lighthouse Works provides fellows with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance and a stipend of $1,500 to defray the costs of shipping materials, the purchase of art supplies, and other expenses incurred in making artwork in a remote location; our belief is that no artist should have to spend money to accept the opportunity of a fellowship.
To find out more about Lighthouse Works and their fellowship please visit their website: http://www.thelighthouseworks.com/fellowshipprogram.html04escriptionl

July 24, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Create! Magazine is a publication for artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. Our mission is to promote fresh, unique work of creatives from around the world. Each issue is filled with vibrant contemporary art, craft, design, and inspiring stories of the makers behind it. The magazine is released bimonthly in a limited edition print and digital format. Create! Magazine has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Secrets of Green and Study Breaks.

SEPTEMBER INTERNATIONAL PRINT ISSUE CURATED BY BROCK BRAKE

Brock Brake (b.1989) is a Co-Owner and Curator of Athen B. Gallery, the Curator and Director of First Amendment Gallery in San Francisco / Oakland, and is the latest addition to the curatorial board at Pro Arts in Oakland. He received his BA in photography at Columbia College Chicago in 2012. In college, he worked as a staff photographer for his school paper and as a freelance photojournalist for Chicago Tribune and Timeout Chicago. He spent most of his free time skateboarding and documenting graffiti kids. His passion for photographing graffiti gained him publication in outlets such as Brooklyn Street Art Blog, Graffiti Art Magazine and Juxtapoz. Shortly after graduating, he moved to Oakland. Once in Oakland Brock worked as an intern at Hamburger Eyes and as an art handler at White Walls and Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. For the past 7 years Brock has been working alongside creatives on various public art projects and gallery installations. As a supporter and facilitator of the Bay Area Art community, Brock continues his “extended” art education by working as an art handler at various galleries and museums both locally and out of state. Within the last year, he has helped prepare shows with Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, Fort Wayne Museum in Indiana and Art Basel in Miami, Florida.


Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit.

WHERE TO PURCHASE: Copies will be available at several locations including McNally Jackson Books in NYC, Charlotte Street News in London our online store and more.

SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team.

DEADLINE: July 25, 2017

4Culture and King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) want to commission four Associate Artists to create intrigue and stimulate curiosity, raise awareness, and foster an emotional connection to the largely invisible Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) system and make its importance resonate at a city-wide scale. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Selected Associate Artists will have the chance to create meaningful artwork that engages issues of social, economic, and environmental relevance. They will build relationships with a cohort of other committed Associate Artists responding to related themes and working in a diversity of disciplines to produce a variety of outcomes. Throughout the project, Associate Artists will enjoy support from and close dialogue with both WTD staff and lead planning artist team Sans façon.

The full guidelines for this call are available at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.4culture.org%2Fgrants%2Fprotecting-our-waters&data=02%7C01%7Celizabeth.bowman%40KCMO.ORG%7C007ae4a3caef4e71494e08d4b1d17de4%7Cec24091159794419a8ecc808b076019b%7C0%7C0%7C636328960696436611&sdata=s0B%2FtZRA0TpMId6hhIbIsq6gqW2lh3ypn3129me3Gls%3D&reserved=0

BUDGETS: $190,000, $100,000, $80,000, and $40,000

ELIGIBILITY: Artists or artist-led teams residing in the United States. Artists and artist-led teams in ALL DISCIPLINES MAY APPLY, including performing, literary, visual, time-based media, and social practice.

Four artists/teams will be commissioned. A wide range of outcomes is expected and encouraged, including residencies, performances, publications, film and video, events, installations, and permanent visual art, as well as temporary interventions and artist-initiated actions.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Thursday, July 27, 2017 by 4:00 pm PDT

For more information: Brennan Jernigan, 4CULTURE | Public Art, T 206 263.1587, Brennan.Jernigan@4culture.org

Every two years MANIFEST launches its gallery exhibition season by presenting a competitive group exhibition focused exclusively on painting, FRESH PAINT, an international survey of contemporary painting. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type, style, or media of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental.

The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must in some way represent an approach to painting. A new annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the ‘best of the entire season’. Winner will be determined by a final end-of-year jury from among a pool of all top-scoring works from each exhibit’s jury process across the current exhibition season.

For more information about the exhibition please visit their website: http://www.manifestgallery.org/freshpaint/index.html

ESTIMATED PUBLIC ART PROJECT BUDGET:   $105,000

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTALS:  July 28, 2017

DESCRIPTION
The City of Kansas City, Missouri is seeking artists or artist collaborations to work collaboratively within the design process to develop innovative, original Art for the new Linwood Shopping Center located at Linwood Boulevard and Prospect Avenue.

BACKGROUND
Linwood Boulevard/31st Street at Prospect Avenue has long been a key cultural and economic center for the residents and businesses along the Prospect Corridor and adjacent neighborhoods.  The former St. Joseph Hospital, which occupied the current site of the shopping center, employed hundreds of local residents, and its presence and proximity helped fuel local African American retail and commercial enterprises.  Since in the hospital closed in 1977’, the fortunes of the area and residents also began to change—impacting jobs and economic spillover supporting local businesses. All the while, many important and iconic African American leaders emerged advocating for civil and voting rights and economic empowerment. The Kansas City movement gave birth to the Freedom, Inc., a political club, and it also gave voice to many neighborhood and faith-based leaders who have continued, even to this day, to fight for and advocate for economic empowerment, social justice and education equality.
Thus, it is with this history and legacy in mind that the proposed artwork captures and offers an image of that history and legacy but also connects to a future of hope, of growth, and of “what can be.” In addition to its inevitability, this redevelopment should be conveyed by the artists symbolically as well connecting the past with the future. In conjunction, there is sentiment by the redevelopers, the City and some residents that rebranding from the old “Linwood Shopping Center” to something new and different is desirable.  So, each proposer is encouraged to consider a rebranding (suggested name change) with the artwork.

BUDGET/COMMISSION
Artwork for this project will be commissioned through Municipal Art Commission.  Artists will coordinate work with city staff, and the design team.   The estimated budget for artwork and all related art project costs is $105,000.

ELIGIBILITY
The opportunity to compete for this project is open to all professional artists residing in the United States.  The City of Kansas City does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.  Qualifications by City employees or their relatives, and members of the Artist Selection Panel or Municipal Art Commission or their relatives will not be considered.  Experience with public art projects, especially in relation to capital projects, is preferred.  Applicants must be able to work effectively within the project timeline and collaborate with the design team and multiple government agencies.

SELECTION PROCESS
The selection panel includes artists and arts professionals familiar with the field of public art, community representatives, Municipal Art Commissioners, design professionals and neighboring businesses.  The panel will select a small group of finalists who’ll be asked to develop proposals.  A stipend will be provided for the development of the proposals/finalist interviews.
The criteria used by the panel will include the artist’s professional credentials as evidenced by the submitted materials.

SUBMISSIONS
Interested artist should submit the following, to be delivered to Elizabeth.Bowman@kcmo.org by 4:00PM Central Time, July 28, 2017.  Please put Linwood Shopping Center in the subject line.
Submission Materials:

  • Professional resume highlighting relevant previous experience.
  • Ten images of previous Public Art projects.
  • Image list identifying title, date, location, materials, size, budget and commissioning entity.
  • Letter of interest outlining qualifications, interest, and ability to complete the project on time and on budget.
  • Names and contact information of three references.

ANTICIPATED ART PROJECT SELECTION TIMELINE
Qualifications Due:   July 28, 2017
Panel Review(s):  August 11, 2017
RFP to selected artists:  August 25, 2017
Proposals Reviewed/Artist(s) Selected:  September 25, 2017

July 31, 2017 - August 6, 2017

1708 Gallery invites national and international artists working in all media and disciplines, including performance, to submit proposals for our 10th annual InLight Richmond.

InLight 2017 will take place on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 7pm to midnight, in Richmond’s Arts and Culture District. InLight is a public exhibition of light-based artworks—videos and projections, multi-media and interactive projects, sculptures, installations, performances and a Community Lantern Parade.

InLight 2017 will take as its inspiration the Electric Carnival, a street festival that enlivened Broad Street in 1901. The Electrical Carnival featured a replica of the Eiffel Tower that was illuminated remotely by President Roosevelt via a telegraph key from the White House.

Proposals for InLight 2017 should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. While existing work will be considered, 1708 Gallery encourages artists to propose projects that consider themes central to the Electric Carnival— technology, globalism, carnivals.

Potential sites for installations and performances include pathways, façades and other walls, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, and more. In addition, a limited number of interior sites may be available. Artists may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. Please indicate if your work is site-specific on your entry form. 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final assignments.

The juror for 2017 is Nat Trotman, Curator of Performance and Media at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

For more details about InLight 2017 and to apply, please visit http://www.1708gallery.org/inlight/apply.html.

grant_4The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

Application Guidelines
The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

Artists can apply to The Pollock-Krasner Foundation by submitting an online application. Requirements for consideration are the application form, a cover letter, a current resume including an exhibition record, and ten digital images of current work with a corresponding identification list. All applications will be promptly acknowledged and considered.

Artists interested in applying to the Foundation should:

  1. Review the grant guidelines to ensure eligibility before you begin the application. If you have additional questions regarding eligibility that are not answered on these pages, please contact us.
  2. Read the FAQs.
  3. Begin an online application by following this link.

A crucial part of the application process is based on the Committee of Selection’s review of each artist’s images. The Foundation will only accept images completed within the past ten years. The Foundation urges artists to send the highest quality images of their work.


If you have any questions, please contact us at:

E-mail: grantapplication@pkf.org
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
863 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10075
Telephone: (212) 517-5400

The inaugural Artists & Climate Change Incubator, organized by The Arctic Cycle and hosted by The Lark, is open to artists and arts educators who want to engage or further their engagement with climate change through artistic practices. All disciplines are welcome, and individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations and communities are encouraged to attend. The Incubator is an inclusive environment that supports diverse perspectives. During this 5-day intensive, you will interact with guest speakers from fields such as environmental humanities, climate change communication, visual and performing arts, social justice, and environmental activism. Work sessions will provide tools to Reflect, Conceive, Innovate, Collaborate and Activate.

Conversations with fellow artists will allow us to dig deep into challenges and concerns such as embracing activism without sacrificing personal vision and artistic integrity, letting go of the idea of “product,” and bringing the arts to non-traditional audiences. Together, we will explore: • Strategies to engage artistically with climate change • What the world may look like seen through a different lens • Ways to take the art out of traditional venues • How to develop collaborative projects with non-arts partners • How to activate audiences and create greater engagement with climate change issues All sessions will take place in the studio of The Lark at 311 West 43rd Street, New York, NY. Limited to 20 participants. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. For examples of work at the intersection of art and climate change, visit Artists & Climate Change: https://artistsandclimatechange.com


Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Register now through Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2942015

Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York (Brooklyn, NY) presents an opportunity for artists to participate in the fifth year of the annual Flat File Program. The 2017-2018 program will run for one full year, from December 2017 through November 2018. The program will kick off with an event in the gallery in December 2017 comprised of works selected from the new season’s flat file. Individual works from the Flat File Program will be selectively highlighted throughout the year in the gallery, on their website, through social media (Facebook/Instagram) as well as shared as part of their press releases with the mailing list; the Flat File will also be accessible to gallery visitors for browsing. Works included in the Flat File Program will be available for purchase throughout the year on their website. The Flat File will be on view during the heavily trafficked 2018 Bushwick Open Studios weekend, concurrently with regularly scheduled exhibitions.

Submission Details:

Open to professional working artists only. Currently enrolled student are not eligible to apply. -Artists who currently have work in our Flat File are not eligible to apply this year. -All work for consideration must be unframed and unmounted. -Dimensions should be no larger than 16 x 20 inches, with a maximum thickness of ¼ inch or less. -Submission fee is $20, non-refundable and for up to four jpegs. -Maximum retail price of each work submitted should be less than $1,000. -All submissions must be in by 11:59pm EDT on July 31, 2017 for consideration.

Selected Artists will be notified in early Fall of 2017. -Specific works submitted to the open call must be available for the Flat File. If an accepted work is not available for any reason it may not be switched with replacement. -Each image should be no larger than 1000 pixels at the largest dimension. -Files must be numbered and named following this naming convention: LastnameFirstname#.jpg for example ObamaBarack1.jpg. -Check the FAQ section on the website for answers to commonly asked questions. Double-check your submission against the requirements before submitting. Submissions that do not meet the parameters will be automatically disqualified. If accepted artwork does not meet the parameters when received at TSA NY it will not be included in the flatfiles.

http://www.tigerstrikesasteroid.com

Freehold Taos is an international cultural organization that seeks to provide a serene workspace (a two-room adobe casita with a bedroom, office, full bath and a kitchenette) and quiet, uninterrupted time for writers to practice their craft. Selective year-round residencies are open to writers, artists and academics.

Applications are accepted year round. To apply please email the following materials to anovakov@freeholdtaos.org

–       Your name, address, phone and email.

–       A short bio (one-paragraph) and website address.

–       Desired residency dates (one week minimum)

–       Residency plans. A one-page description of your residency project.

–       $35 application fee submitted through PayPal.

For more information please visit: https://www.freeholdtaos.org/

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