Events

July 3, 2017 - July 9, 2017

The Studios at MASS MoCA offers residencies for artists and writers from 1 to 8 weeks. Selected participants receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing (private bedroom, shared kitchen & bath) directly across the street from the museum, one group meal per day, free access to the museum’s galleries, optional financial and business coaching from MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists staff, and free use of Makers’ Mill, a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace located a short walk from the Studios.

For this upcoming residency season, they’re offering something more: two residency sessions with a special focus on “financial Wellness.” A subset of the artists invited to participate in the fall/winter season will be offered slots in a two-week residency session that includes group workshops with artist experts on personal finance and business planning, and one-on-one assistance with financial and business planning, along with a $500 travel stipend. The residency fee for those sessions will be reduced to just $150/week. Interested applicants will provide additional information to be considered.

Visit massmoca.org/studios for full details and the application link. No application fee!

The Studios at MASS MoCA offers residencies for artists and writers from 1 to 8 weeks. Selected participants receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing (private bedroom, shared kitchen & bath) directly across the street from the museum, one group meal per day, free access to the museum’s galleries, optional financial and business coaching from MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists staff, and free use of Makers’ Mill, a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace located a short walk from the Studios.

For this upcoming residency season, they are offering something more: two residency sessions with a special focus on “financial Wellness.” A subset of the artists invited to participate in the fall/winter season will be offered slots in a two-week residency session that includes group workshops with artist experts on personal finance and business planning, and one-on-one assistance with financial and business planning, along with a $500 travel stipend. The residency fee for those sessions will be reduced to just $150/week. Interested applicants will provide additional information to be considered.

Visit massmoca.org/studios for full details and the application link. No application fee!

July 10, 2017 - July 16, 2017

Escape to Create is a nationally recognized multidisciplinary artist residency hosted since 1993 by the Seaside community. E2C is a volunteer non-profit organization that represents the unique character of a community deeply invested in the arts. Residencies are made possible through the generosity of Seaside homeowners, merchants, and donors.

As they embark on their third decade, Escape to Create offers the portrait of a town that extends a rare hospitality in welcoming artists as guests of the community. The residency itself is made possible by the extraordinary generosity of homeowners who donate their resort homes for artist housing during January and February. Their local arts organizations, galleries and restaurants provide intimate venues that facilitate powerful connection and exchange during artist presentations. E2C’s “bottomless pot of soup,” contributed by awarded restaurants, are served at weekly roundtable dinners where inspiration, collaboration, and often, enduring friendships are first savored.  These contributions and many others reflect the philanthropic character of the Seaside community that makes this unique creative retreat possible.

Since their first artists-in-residence arrived over 25 years ago, Escape to Create has gained national recognition for its impact in the region and in the creative lives of our alums. Over 150 writers, musicians, visual artists, and scholars have been awarded a month-long retreat as emerging and mid-career artists. E2C Alumni include nominees and recipients of our nation’s highest awards including Pulitzer and Pushcart Prizes; National Book Award; American Academy of Arts & Letters; The American Academy in Rome; ASCAP Awards; Aaron Copeland Award; Guggenheim Foundation; James Beard Award, Grammy Award and many more. E2C is honored to have furthered their creative work and celebrate their ongoing contributions to the arts.

To learn more about the application and to apply please visit their website: http://escapetocreate.org

The Midwest Dramatists Center (‘MDC”) is pleased to announce the first Midwest Dramatists Conference, to take place September 28-30, 2017. MDC is a Kansas City, Missouri-based organization and we invite play submissions from playwrights across the country.

Industry professionals from New York City, including Morgan Allen with New Dramatists, Gerald VanHeerden with the Midtown International Theatre Festival, and producer and theatre administrator George Simon, will attend play readings held during the conference and conduct 50-minute workshops for the playwrights whose plays have been selected for the conference.

We are currently seeking 10-minute plays with no limitations on theme. The plays must have no more than four characters and be unpublished, but previous productions or readings are acceptable. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2017, and selected playwrights will be notified by August 15. Up to 55 playwrights will be selected. There is no submission fee, the conference will provide actors and directors, and the number of submissions will be capped at 500. Only one submission per playwright is allowed.

For selected playwrights, conference registration is $200, and playwrights whose plays are chosen are required to attend to have their plays read. Conference registration includes opening night reception, continental breakfast Friday and Saturday, a Gala dinner held Saturday night, Saturday morning breakout sessions, as well as feedback on their plays by the adjudicators and the MDC literary manager during the readings. More details about the conference will be announced at www.midwestdramatists.org.

Please send scripts to director@midwestdramatists.org as a blind submission (no name or other identifying information) and include a brief biography and any production history in a separate document.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Olathe, Kansas, 12080 S Strang Line Road. There is a special hotel discount for artists visiting from out of town. Please contact us if you need accommodations or help with transportation.

http://www.midwestdramatists.org/2017/05/seeking-submissions-for-first-midwest.html

The Growlery is a privately run artist residency centrally located in San Francisco’s historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. Residencies at the Growlery range from one to three months. Artists live rent-free in a beautifully restored Victorian-era home and have the opportunity to work in a small, diverse group of peers.

Among the Growlery’s first residents were a photographer, a graffiti artist, a woodworker, and an installation artist. The Growlery has worked with sculptors, muralists, textile artists, and is open to individuals from other disciplines.

Artists interested in a residency may propose an idea for a project, part of a larger work, or a series of pieces they intend to complete while in residence. The Growlery is currently at capacity for 2017, but is accepting applications for 2018.

In addition to residencies, the Growlery has commissioned murals, sculptures, and installations, and continues to accept proposals from interested artists.

Artists with questions should direct their inquires to contact@thegrowlery.org.

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art or music submissions (except as those media are integrated into a larger craft or visual art project).

An independent jury of artists and/or art professionals will judge the submissions and make its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. Between 4 and 7 awards are granted annually. Previous winners of a Foundation grant are not eligible for a second award.

Materials from the winning submissions will be retained by the Foundation and may be used by the Foundation for publicity purposes.

More info and apply here. Applications will be accepted beginning May 15th, and must be either postmarked or emailed by NO LATER THAN July 15th. If you have questions about the application process, please send them to pbunten@chenvenfoundation.org.

July 17, 2017 - July 23, 2017

Call for Photography Submissions

We are pleased to offer our new Working Artist Photography Award, a regular one-time art purchase award dedicated solely to photography and photo-based artwork. This award works in tandem with our monthly general discipline Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award.

The Working Artist Photography Award is available to all photographers and photo-based artists worlwide working in all traditional and non-traditional photography formats, genres and styles. Work accepted for review includes but is not limited to film, digital photography, digitally manipulated photography, glitch, straight and abstract photography, landscape, still life, fashion, documentary, street, black and white, color, and all methods concerning the finished photographic print.

If selected as our winner, we ask that the award recipient be willing to exchange one of their original works or smaller series of original works for inclusion in our collection in return for our award. Work considered by the artist as of equal value, and available for acquisition can be negotiated upon receipt of the award. We do pay the artist’s shipping costs. Please send us your best work for review.

If you are interested in being considered for our award, please either: send us your websiteor, send us 5 digital images/files of recent work, (total mail size no larger than 2 MB please)  to us via email. No written proposals or CV’s are required unless the artist would like to include them. Instead, please simply include in the body of your email current contact information, and send to: photographyaward@workingartist.org. There is no application form.

http://www.workingartist.org/photography-award-submission-guidelines.html

The Art Department at Wesleyan College, in Macon, Georgia, is seeking a ceramic or 3-D based artist for a 1-3 month residency between August and December 2017. The residency is open to emerging and established artists and intended for an artist to pursue or create a body of work or special project.

The Artist is expected to work within our campus in the spirit of building community. This includes student interaction, visibility as a studio artist mentor, attending our Art Department events, participating in student critiques, giving a public lecture, and exhibiting the completed body of work in one of our campus venues. Developing and implementing workshops may also be a part of the residency.

The Artist can expect to have a set-aside studio space within our spacious studio facilities; however, the studio space will be open to promote student interaction.

Wesleyan College offers:

•       Furnished housing on campus during the duration of the residency for 1-2 adults

•       Studio space with campus Internet access

•       A $500 monthly stipend

•       A campus meal plan providing 3 meals a day for the resident artist

•       Access to the Matthews Athletic center and indoor pool

•       Access to the school library

•       Access to the 100 acre campus arboretum

FACILITIES:

(3-D AREA) one electric kiln (12 cubic feet), one Bailey Gas car kiln (32 cubic feet), one large gas car kiln (93 cubic feet), dry materials lab, pugmill, 1 electric wheel, 10 kick wheels, 2 large slab rollers, Northstar extruder, mig and stick welder, wood and metal chop saw, table saw, band saw, small 3-D printer (in Library), and small metals vacuum casting equipment with burnout furnace.

How to apply:

Interested artists should submit a brief proposal outlining their project and proposed dates. The proposal should reflect an awareness of our expectations that the artist will work independently, while interacting with our faculty and students to enhance our learning environment.  The proposal should also represent the practicality of the artist’s project (concept, media and technique) as it relates to our available facilities and equipment. Submit this proposal along with:

•       10 images (5MB max each) with image list

•       Current resume

•       3 Professional references with email and phone number

•       Unofficial Transcript

Email applications by June 19th to agregg@wesleyancollege.edu. Applicants will be notified by July 1st.

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

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