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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.
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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.
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The 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.
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:
- 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.
- Read the FAQs.
- 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:
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
863 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10075
Telephone: (212) 517-5400
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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
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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.
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.