Arts In The Alley – Call For Artists


Arts In The Alley – Call For Artists

Friends of Leesburg Public Arts announces a call for artists for Arts In the Alley. This is an inaugural event in Historic Downtown Leesburg, VA for one day only – July 29th 2017 -10am to 6pm.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Jun 2017

The location is in the alley behind the main businesses in the downtown. It wraps around the Town’s main parking garage onto Mervin Jackson Park and Town Green. It is being planned as a street fair with 82 visual art spaces, craft demonstrations, two performing stages, roaming performance areas, and a poetry slam. The event is not juried; however, Friends of Leesburg Public Arts reserves the rights to deny any act or vendor deemed inappropriate to our venue. Several booth areas sizes are available. Some are covered and others can accommodate a 10×10 tent.

Arts In The Alley is a unique opportunity for regional artists to display and sell their artwork in a family friendly, downtown Leesburg, VA location. There is no commission on sales from vendors. A brochure will be printed listing all registered artists and other acts.

About Friends of Leesburg Public Arts

Friends of Leesburg Public Arts is a 501(c)3 dedicated to the funding and promotion of public arts of all types in the Town of Leesburg, VA. They sponsor an annual Fine Arts Festival, Art sPARKs temporary sculpture walk, murals, Pop-up Art Shows, and other arts related events.

For more information, contact sue@leesburgpublicarts.org.

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Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 – Call For Artists


Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 – Call For Artists

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock are pleased to announce the call for artists for their Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

The residency celebrates one of Northern Nevada’s icons, the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. This project is sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management in partnership with Friends of Black Rock-High Rock.

The artist-in-residence program promotes awareness through art of the exceptional places protected within the BLM’s National Conservation Lands. The program provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of preserving public lands. It will engage and inform an audience through public programs by participants and provide time for artists to pursue their work.

The Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 is open to artists working in any field who are over 18 years of age and United States residents and meet the application criteria. Selected artists will schedule residencies for two weeks in May or June 2017. They will be required to create at least one piece of artwork inspired by the Black Rock Desert NCA.

Application proposals should reflect the artist’s unique perspective of cultural and natural resources. Winning proposals will promote public appreciation of the landscape, raise awareness of its unique and fragile nature, and inspire conduct that helps to preserve its resources. A panel of jurors will judge the applicant pool. Selected applicants will be notified no later than April 21.

Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 artist benefits

Artwork will be featured in an exhibition in the summer or fall of 2017. Artists will receive a $350 stipend from Friends of Black Rock-High Rock for developing their work. One work of art, produced as part of the artist-in-residence programs across BLM, will be selected for wider distribution. Artists will also have an intimate experience with the landscape and have time dedicated to working on their craft without distractions or interruptions. The remoteness of the area allows for artists to disconnect for hours or days if they desire.

About Friends of Black Rock-High Rock

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock is in remote Gerlach, Nevada. They are on the edge of the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. The 1.2 million acre National Conservation Area is home to a unique landscape full of natural, cultural, historical, and ecological wonders.

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock stewards this landscape to preserve, protect, educate, and inspire the diverse users groups that visit the area. The multi-faceted organization has a depth and breadth of knowledge of the area. Programs are as unique and varied as the landscape. They are able to provide artists with a close and intimate relationship with the landscape.

For more information, contact m.myers@blackrockdesert.org.

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Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship – Call For Artists


Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship – Call For Artists

Halcyon announces a call for artists for the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship, a nine-month program established to provide emerging artists with time and space to explore new ideas and ambitious projects in an environment of independent learning, study, and collaboration.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 4 May 2017

The Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists who desire to develop projects (at any stage) that promote meaningful social impact. It is for those who wish to follow the path of leadership in the field of socially-engaged art. Halcyon accepts six national or international fellows and two DC-resident fellows in each year of the program.

Fellowship dates: October 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

Fellows accepted into the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship will have access to the following:

  • Dedicated studio to concentrate on independent learning and creative practice
  • Competitive financial scholarship to support living and material costs
  • Nine months of offsite residential accommodation (eligible for non-DC residents only)
  • Curriculum of classes that provides skills training in negotiating, marketing, and fundraising
  • Mentorship and critique from an experienced arts professional in the Fellow’s field
  • Workshops and lectures with a broad content of art topics in the public realm from urban planning and policy to design thinking and social justice
  • Mentorship with DC high school students to provide guidance, instruction, and inspiration to the next generation
  • Opportunities to collaborate with fellow artists, social entrepreneurs, and our program partner organizations in Washington, DC.

About Halcyon

Halcyon seeks and celebrates creativity in all forms. They galvanize creative individuals aspiring to promote social good. They bring together diverse groups of change-makers in art and social enterprise and provide a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight. Halcyon offers an ecosystem of advocacy that encourages socially engaged creatives to freely experiment, sometimes fail, learn, and advance their talents and visions. In doing so, they foster new pathways to knowledge and resources and help innovators transform their inspiration into impact.

For more information, contact arts@halcyonhouse.org.

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Open Air Art Museum – Call For Artists


Open Air Art Museum – Call For Artists

The Inn at Honey Run is partnering with the Greater Columbus Arts Council to select up to three central Ohio artists to create outdoor installations for the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Apr 2017

The Inn at Honey Run team is encouraging any artists in Franklin County and surrounding counties who are sculptors, designers, photographers, and imaginative thinkers to submit their ideas. The Open Air Art Museum is set on 56 acres of majestic landscape with lush forest and rolling hillsides on the Inn at Honey Run property. It showcases original works from local and regional artists of various backgrounds, mediums, and disciplines.

The applications will be reviewed by a panel from the Inn at Honey Run and the Arts Council. The panel will make its final selections by May 31.

Open Air Art Museum artist benefits

The Inn at Honey Run has allotted a budget of up to $30,000 for one to three artists.

In addition to financial compensation, past artists of the Open Air Art Museum have stated their time at The Inn creating installations as “life changing” due to the:

  • uniqueness of being able to bring art to life among nature,
  • escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life while being surrounded by art and nature, and
  • opportunity to encounter diverse guests of varying backgrounds who stay at The Inn at Honey Run every day.

Additionally, the Open Air Art Museum is the region’s only one of it’s kind. It is relatively new (grand opening in September 2015). Artists participating at this stage are a part of an extremely unique venture that will grow vastly in the coming years. They will be in the company of up and coming regional artists.

About the Inn at Honey Run

The Inn at Honey Run is an independently-owned boutique resort in Northeast Ohio. It provides luxury accommodations and fine dining to diverse guests from all over the country who have traveled the world.

For more information, contact promotions@innathoneyrun.com.

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2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program – Call For Artists


2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program – Call For Artists

The 2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program at Fort McMurray is requesting proposals for this year’s mural at Timberlea Community Park.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 27 Apr 2017

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) intends to commission an artist/artist team to design and install murals on four storage sheds in Timberlea Community Park. The murals will cover the entire exterior of each shed.

The artwork must adhere to the following design parameters:

  • Installation process does not pose a risk of injury to the public
  • Finished with a graffiti resistant coating (provided by the artist/artist team)
  • Appeal to a wide, culturally diverse audience and be suitable for all ages
  • Located in the public realm, therefore subject matter must be considered

As part of an ongoing effort to promote and cultivate local art and artists, the artist/artist team commissioned to install the Timberlea Community Park murals will be expected to host two community workshops during the installation process. The parameters of the workshops include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Provide a hands-on, on-site workshop specifically for local teens
  • Host an on-site hands-on workshop for the general public
  • Cost to facilitate the the workshops (plus any promotion) will be covered by the RMWB

2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program artist benefits

The budget for the project is $30,000.00 CAD, all inclusive. The budget includes all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to, artist design fee, travel/accommodations, meals for the artist/artist team, materials, equipment costs, transportation, and installation.

2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program artists/artist teams will also have the opportunity to work with (and mentor) local youth while creating a significant contribution to the local art collection within the region. If so inclined, artists may establish relationships with other artists and arts organization in Fort McMurray. Fort McMurray is a close-knit community with a small-town feel.

About the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Wood Buffalo is a large, scenic region in Northeast Alberta. The region stretches from north central Alberta east to the borders of Saskatchewan and up north to the border of the Northwest Territories. It covers 10% of the province, spanning almost 70,000 square kilometers. It has extensive natural resources and is filled with natural beauty including beautiful clear waters and expansive forests.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is one of Canada’s youngest and most dynamic communities. It is one of the largest municipalities in North America. Fort McMurray is the urban service center for the area. Smaller communities within the region include Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort Mackay, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier, and Saprae Creek.

Approximately 5,000 years ago, the region was inhabited by two distinct First Nation people including the Chipewyan and the Cree. In 1778, a fur trader named Peter Pond traveled to the region and it became known for its abundance of good quality furs. This led to other explorers visiting the region and to the discovery of bitumen, a natural resource that, when refined, can be converted into petrol. The discovery of these large deposits of bitumen, commonly known as the oil sands, led to rapid growth and development. In the last century, the population has grown from a sparsely populated area to over one hundred thousand people.

Wood Buffalo boasts a rich and diverse culture. It is home to a population with a variety of ethnic backgrounds and cultural beliefs. The arts and culture scene, including live theatre, historical centres, cultural societies, and visual arts, continues to grow within the region. Outdoor festivals and local art shows are commonplace year-round. In support of the increasing interest in Wood Buffalo’s arts scene, the Municipality recently approved a Public Art Policy.

For more information, contact tenders@rmwb.ca.

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2017 Downtown Mural Project – Call For Artists


2017 Downtown Mural Project – Call For Artists

The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency (URA), in cooperation with several private property owners, are seeking artists to participate in the 2017 downtown mural project.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

The Downtown Mural Project committee has identified two locations for murals this summer:

  • West side of the Graffiti Records building (403 N Front Street, Elk Street side), and
  • Anderson Warehouse located at the intersection of 2nd and F Streets, across from Broadway Burger Station.

The process for application this year includes a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from interested artists. From the submitted 2017 Downtown Mural Project RFQs, the committee will select three artists for each project site to develop proposals. Artists will be compensated $150 each for concept development. The committee will select one artists (or team) for each project site from the concepts presented.

A stipend of $7,000 is available for the Anderson warehouse. An additional $2,500 is available if the west end of the building is incorporated. A stipend of $2,500 is available for the Graffiti building.

About Rock Springs Main Street

Rock Springs Main Street is responsible for Downtown redevelopment. Part of which is the addition of public art in the downtown area. Last fall, a Kickstarter program was utilized to raise funds for murals. It surpassed the goal of $7,500 by raising nearly $20,000. The community support for more art and murals in our community has been overwhelming. There is a huge sense of excitement about the program within our community.

The Rock Springs Main Street/URA is charged with the redevelopment of Downtown Rock Springs. As part of their mission, there are four standing committees – Economic Restructuring, Organization, Promotions, and Design.

For more information, contact info@downtownrs.com.

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Fluevog Edmonton Artist Grant – Call For Artists


Fluevog Edmonton Artist Grant – Call For Artists

John Fluevog Shoes is putting out an open call for artists for the Fluevog Edmonton Artist Grant. Send in design ideas for a wall installation to be displayed in their new Edmonton store, opening on Whyte Avenue in late March.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 13 Mar 2017

Opening in a refreshed heritage building with brick walls from the 1920’s, Fluevog Edmonton will have a historic vibe to it with:

  • Reclaimed wood furnishings in various tones and textures
  • Grey floral and burgundy crocodile leather furnishings
  • Touches of brass
  • Wood floors
  • A large mirrored back wall

The available wall space for this art installation spans 68′ long and 6′ high with a backdrop of historic brick.

Fluevog Edmonton Artist Grant benefits

The chosen artist’s work will be a prominent fixture of our newest location in Edmonton, helping to shape the overall feel of the shop. The work will be shared through our social media channels. It will be seen by visitors to the store and Fluevogers worldwide. Our hope is for the artwork to be a long-term installation that ties the store to the local arts community in Edmonton. With $10,000 to cover the cost of installation and the artwork, this is a rare opportunity to design something original and creative that will reach a large and diverse audience of customers.

About John Fluevog Shoes

John Fluevog is an independent designer and retailer of forward-­thinking footwear and accessories. Since 1970, he has been steadfast in creating ‘unique soles for unique souls’ that have been seen everywhere from the feet of Madonna and Jack White to the runways of high fashion. John has used his belief in creative expression and ingenuity to turn his vision into a successful enterprise currently celebrating its 45th year in business. Traditionally made in old world factories; Fluevog shoes are produced in small runs; are fully repairable; and, with their look of quality and timeless luxury, always stand out in a crowd. John Fluevog Shoes uses eco­‐friendly, vegetable tanned leathers and water based glues wherever possible. In keeping with John’s motto: good soles leave small prints (no matter what your shoe size).

For more information, contact proposals@fluevog.com.

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2017 FAAM Support Program – Call For Artists


2017 FAAM Support Program – Call For Artists

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM) is now accepting applications from Asian artists and researchers/curators of Asian art. The 2017 FAAM Support Program is a non-funded residency program. It provides working space and professional support for art-making and research in Fukuoka.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2017

Residency Period and Duration

  • June to July 2017 (30-60 days)
  • September to November 2017 (30-90 days)
  • Mid-January to March 2018 (30-70 days)

One or two artists and/or researchers/curators per available 2017 FAAM Support Program residency slot.

  • Artist must be based in and holds a nationality of designated Asian countries or regions.
  • Researcher / curator must research modern and contemporary Asian art. Open to all nationalities.
  • Applicant must have sufficient proficiency in Japanese or English to communicate with the people and to carry out their proposed project.
  • Applicant must be in good health and should not require any special medical attention.

*FAAM does not cover any expenses for the residency in Fukuoka (e.g. travel, accommodation, food, or art/research materials)

Chosen 2017 FAAM Support Program artists and researchers/curators will be benefit by receiving the following:

  • Studio/research space: Open studio (223 sq.) and research office (33 sq.)
  • Guidance on art-making and research activities
  • Referral to a collaborator, assistant, interpreter, and attendant
  • Access to the FAAM collection, related materials, and publications
  • Guidance on research trip
  • Accommodation arrangement
  • Guidance on living in Fukuoka
  • Support for presenting the result of the residency
  • Display of the artworks created during the residency
  • Presentation of research results

About Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

Due to its geographical and historical characteristics, Fukuoka City has served as a gateway to continental Asian culture since ancient times. Today it has assumed a new role, that of a key interactive city for Asia. Fukuoka Asian Art Museum opened in 1999 as a part of the city’s progressive strategy for interaction with different Asian cultures.

The Fukuoka Asian Art Museum is the only museum in the world that systematically collects and exhibits Asian modern and contemporary art. The works in the collection of the museum are not imitation of Western art or repetitions of traditional works. Instead, they seek to overcome the existing framework of art, being made by artists living in contemporary Asia. These artists attempt to acutely express their message in and about this changing world of Asia. FAAM’s exhibitions of Asian modern and contemporary art are rich in depth and quality and wide in scope. They present the originality and charm of Asian art in a way that cannot be experienced in any other museum in the world.

The museum has also been functioning as a place for people to become familiar with Asian arts and culture through the artistic creations and researches of the invitees of the Residence Program. It is an interactive museum – the place of meeting, understanding each other, and creating together.

For more information, contact faam_e@faam.ajibi.jp.

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Snowdogs: Tails in Wales – Call For Artists


Snowdogs: Tails in Wales – Call For Artists

Tŷ Hafan are bringing an exciting mass participation sculpture trail, Snowdogs: Tails in Wales, to the Cardiff area in Autumn 2017. They are inviting submissions for prospective designs for their pack of 1.5m Snowdogs.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 28 Apr 2017

Snowdogs: Tails in Wales aims to promote the social, cultural, and economic value of art by commissioning artists to create unique designs to be enjoyed by the whole community, with sponsorship from local businesses. This is a unique opportunity for artists to use their creative skills to raise money for Tŷ Hafan so they can continue to support children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Artwork will be showcased to an audience of artists, businesses, and the wider Cardiff community. Additionally, commissions are available for those that submit early applications.

About Tŷ Hafan

Tŷ Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities. It offers the only children’s hospice service in south Wales. Although the hospice is based in Sully, the dedicated team offers comfort, care, and support to life-limited children, young people, and their families throughout Wales so they can make the most of the time they have left together. Tŷ Hafan allows parents and carers to relax and recharge their batteries during short breaks at the hospice. Demands of 24/7 care are met by our staff. They make sure the needs of brothers and sisters are never forgotten. They provide services such as family support, complementary therapy, music therapy, and outreach play in the hospice and family home. Tŷ Hafan provides support to the whole family almost anywhere, whether it is at the hospice, home, or hospital.

For more information, contact sarah@eventful-events.co.uk.

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BigCi Environmental Awards 2017 – Call For Artists


BigCi Environmental Awards 2017 – Call For Artists

Australian and international artists from various fields including visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, and curating are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Apr 2017

BigCi is located only 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, yet it is in a dramatically different world. It is on the edge of the Wollemi National Park in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains. This is an area of stunning scenic beauty with its own unique flora, fauna, and geomorphology. There is no entry fee.

The two winning BigCi Environmental Awards 2017 artists will each receive four free weeks of BigCi residencies and AUD$2,000 spending money. In addition to that, up to AUD$2,000 Artflight travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners.

BigCi Environmental Awards 2017 - Call For Artists

About BigCi

BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit micro artist residency program with a focus on supporting practicing artists by facilitating their projects. Micro means that they are flexible in the range of creative initiatives, personal in the way they work with individual artists, quick in making decisions, energetic in development and implementation of projects, keen to be involved in multidisciplinary collaborations.

BigCi provides a ground for the professional development of artists. In addition to the artist residency program, BigCi is available for a variety of events, performances, workshops, installations and exhibitions. Proposals are welcome. Because of their location and the knowledge base of our team, many of our residents are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues. Many others use our beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.

For more information, contact yuribolotin@gmail.com.

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