The Visual Artists Association (VAA) announces a call for artists for the Evolve Programme, an online, three-day workshop on how to sell art online. Workshops will focus on learning how to sell art, gain online followers, and build a profitable arts business. Learn how sell art online and create multiple streams of income including social media training. Find your niche and grow your followers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
Deadline: 5 Jul 2020
Open to Visual Artists Association members only. Join the VAA as a member and have access to the Evolve Programme, resources, and artist advice. Membership starts from £4.50 per month and include £5m public liability insurance and access to events and resources. Participation is limited and awarded on a first come basis.
Feel supported and learn insider secrets and knowledge from thriving artists and industry professionals. Maximize your time by building your arts business on solid foundations which leaves more time for creating.
About Visual Artists Association
The Visual Artists Association champions artists at all stages of their careers to succeed in the business of art. We don’t believe that the cultural myth of the impoverished artist needs to exist. Instead, you will find VAA assisting artists in building their businesses by generating sales via marketing and distribution channels (self-representation, galleries, publishers) as well as advising on personal brand creation and the practicalities of managing arts businesses.
VAA offers members tools to succeed including access to a range of training, business advice services, online resources, events, and access to a supportive and progressive community. They are open to emerging and established artists.
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The Field Kitchen Academy announces a call for artists for The Curious Loop, their interdisciplinary, educational residency programme that gathers artists/ creative minds, a resident chef, and prominent experts from different fields together around a kitchen table through mind-opening acts and actions. On its second edition, a total of 11 interdisciplinary residents will be selected to join the upcoming Field Kitchen Academy in its three modules. Curated by Ece Pazarbaşı, this year, under the title of The Curious Loop, the Field Kitchen Academy will use the notion of loops-in-sound as a gateway to other concepts of repetition, offering a variety of individual and collective experiences.
Deadline: 22 Jun 2020
Loops represent a time that is suspended, which is a compressed source of the past, present, and the future. The loop oscillates between the known and the unknown. As for the viewer and listener, it could unfold to a future of known (as it repeats the same material over and over again), but it may relate to an unknown (as surprises are always welcome). One never knows if the loop will be broken with an unknown sound or visual component – no matter how well defined and repeated the loop has developed in the past. If one cannot step into the same river twice and one opens to perception with all senses, what differences can we find in each loop?
Composed of three intertwined modules that allow for different durations in the residency, the program is open to application from all disciplines and all walks of life. The selected residents will have the opportunity of pursuing processes of experimentation, discussion, trial and error, the progression of knowledge, and know-how in working sessions during the first 3 weeks. The last half week will be the ‘simmering’ period where the residents are expected to do nothing but only listening.
The outcome of the Field Kitchen Academy’s three working sessions will be presented as part of The Curious Loop Public Program. The Public Program is partially supported by Musikfonds and Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.
Location: Gutshaus Wusten-Buchholz, Perleberg, Germany. Approximately 2 hours away from Berlin. Selected participants will be announced by 6 July 2020.
Educational Residency Leaders
- Bill Fontana (composer and video artist)
- Hans Peter Kuhn (sound and visual artist)
- Sebastian Mullaert A.k.a Minilogue (producer and DJ)
- Ove Holmqvist (sound artist)
- Hans Rosenström (sound artist)
- Steffi Weismann (sound artist)
- Ji Woo and Sun Woo (Zen Masters)
- Prof. Dr. Ursula Koch (Neurophysiologist)
Chef in Residence: Emrah Tas
Selection committee: Peter Cusack, Ali M. Demirel, Juliana Hodkinson, Mario Asef, and Ece Pazarbaşı.
The Curious Loop Artist Benefits
The three intertwined modules allow for different durations in the residency. The participation fee covers shared room for two people for the entire period, 3 plant based meals (breakfast, lunch, dinners, and tea time snacks), and the program fee for the entire working sessions and participation in the public program. With an inter-disciplinary approach, the Field Kitchen Academy invites six experts of academics and field practitioners to meet 10 carefully selected artists/ creative minds and a resident cook in a concentrated environment with health regulations.
About Field Kitchen Academy
Field Kitchen Academy is a mobile project of GROUND e.V., that brings artists and creative minds together with experts around interdisciplinary topics and food. It aims at transcending the existing borders between research and practice, beyond forms and formats with innovative tools, and experiences on holistic knowing and thinking. It aims at stimulating new areas and formats of investigations. Programs support artistic practice and creative thinking in a lab format. The three pillars of the Field Kitchen Academy:
Each edition of Field Kitchen Academy is uses the residency period as a process for a field research on a particularly selected concept. It chooses to take place in idyllic or characteristically unique urban areas to attain an encapsulated focus of its participants.
kitchen |ˈkɪtʃɪn, -tʃ(ə)n|
Field Kitchen Academy acts in two dimensions. It is an educational lab for experimentation, discussion, trial and fail, progression of knowledge and creativity where heated and open debates can take place. And it is an educational residency for app. 10 participants and one resident cook. It provides a ‘simmering’ time for its residents, where they will have the opportunity to work and reflect through the knowledge they co-created with the experts.
kitchen table |ˈkɪtʃɪn, -tʃ(ə)n| |ˈteɪb(ə)l|
At the Field Kitchen Academy, the kitchen table is a symbol for uniting and overcoming the hierarchies of conventional education. It stands out for a table of equity and experience exchange platform. Smarts with street smarts share their wisdom with the residents of the programme.
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The Kent Medway Museums National Portfolio Organisation Partnership (KMM NPO) are seeking proposals from sound artists to create new audio artworks to be accessioned as permanent artefacts within the museum collections. ‘Ten Songs for a Lar’ is an ambitious new commission searching for multiple audio interpretations of a bronze ‘Lar’ – a household god figurine (dated circa. 200AD) held in the collections at The Guildhall Museum, Rochester, UK.
Deadline: 15 Jun 2020
This commission is part of the KMM NPO’s ambition to produce artworks that encourage audiences to think about ‘What is collecting? What makes a display? Which stories are being told at museums and how?’ Museum objects, often grouped in predefined, restricted spaces sit silently, sparsely captioned, awaiting the attention of further, deeper, exploration. Museums do not just collect, care, and exhibit objects; they categorise, contextualise, and interpret objects to fulfill their own, and their intended audiences, requirements. The many stories behind these often human made objects, and the emotive connections they intend to make, can therefore become difficult to obtain.
The KMM NPO is looking to appoint 10 musicians or artists (from across the globe) working with sound to create individual, thought provoking, emotive works to interpret a Lar figurine – an inherently ‘traditional’ museum object. Without the need for images, physical presence, and perhaps even words, we want to know: ‘what does this object say to you, and what stories do you wish to give voice to, and bring to life, through music and sound?’.
Ten Songs For A Lar: Benefits
Successful artists will receive £1,000 per selected track (inclusive of VAT).
Inspired by the Guildhall Lar, the commission will comprise of 10 separate audio responses. The 10 audio responses will:
- Become permanent digital artefacts accessioned (added to) the collections of the NPO partners
- Made into a physical, limited-edition vinyl record to be deposited in each of the museums partners collections
- Be promoted individually and as a group of audio tracks (album)
- Exhibited together as part of a touring exhibition/display
- Through the process of this commission the KMM NPO also intends to achieve broader aims of:
- Showing and interpreting collections in new and exciting ways
- Reaching new, and broader audiences
- Extend the cultural offering at each of the partner organisations
- Promote a diverse and varied point of view in response to traditional museum items
- Continue to challenge the boundaries of commissioning within museums by embracing non-physical, non-visual, creative outputs
- Maximise the potential of those working from home, via digital platforms and the ability to work and share creativity within the current climate
- Lead innovatively, and with flexibility – supporting and showcase artist otherwise unable to currently work and develop their practice
About The Kent Medway Museums National Portfolio Organisation Partnership
The KMM NPO is a group of four museums (The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Canterbury Museums & Galleries, Guildhall Museum Rochester and Tunbridge Wells Museum & Gallery) funded by Arts Council England (ACE) to work together to deliver excellence in the use of collections and to inspire learning, creativity, and well-being to existing and new audiences in their communities.
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Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou are pleased to announce a call for artists for the 6th International Art Resilience Exhibition. The online exhibition will take place from August 8 to September 8, 2020. Resilience in art tends to restore the foundations of art on the beauty and restore art to unity. In the division of the perception between objective and subjective resilience opposes a joint operation. The beauty in the work is perceived objectively. It is the first fraction of the second where the spectator is in front of the work, then intervenes the subjective judgment in relation to the experience of this one.
Deadline: 15 Jul 2020
60 euros for two works, 40 euros for a work
Where contemporary art relies solely on the intention of the artist, resilience sets the artist’s responsibility to the community, because art is a receiver of the “image” of the community and acts in parallel on the cohesion of it. Theoretically, instead of an split approach, resilience is a systemic approach. At the level of practice, resilience removes the discourse that clutters art productions and focuses on the development of the work.
Considering that the quality of a work of art is objectively identifiable, resilience in art rules out random, purely gestural, unsightly, conceptual, or only decorative productions. A work of art consists of aesthetic regime and ethical regime. Resilience relegates the ephemeral art to the game or the show and opts for the work that projects itself in the long term. One of the reasons is its formative nature. At the formal level, resilience requires the diversity of expressions in place of contemporary art production which, for decades, has finally generated instantly recognizable images as “contemporary art” and finished in a new academicism rejecting any other form of art as obsolete.
Art Resilience prizes awarded by the jury
- 1 ° Price 200 euros
- 2 ° Price 150 euros
- Jury Prize (medal)
- Museum Award (medal)
On the artist’s pages, only training and activities of the participants are listed. All the texts on the “artist statement,” very popular today, are not included. Insisting on the artist’s declaration is part of “contemporary art” where action is valued. The work is in the foreground as a carrier of meaning and proof of development quality.
About Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou
Saint Frajou, small village of 183 inhabitants, is part of the canton of L’Isle en Dodon, Haute Garonne, France. The village takes its name from Saint Fragulphe, martyred by the Saracens in the eighth century. He fought against the invaders and was beheaded. Legend says that the head of Fragulphe rolled to a stone where three drops of blood remain indelible. To this place immediately sprang a fountain. The fountain still exists and have many visitors. St. Frajou is the smallest village in France with a museum of paintings. The museum of painting of Saint-Frajou is created in 2010. It is situated in the building of the former school in the entrance of the square of the village.
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The Reclaim Kollektiv announces a call for artists for the Reclaim Award 2020. Ads out, art in! Reclaim your place in public space. Billboards become cultural conceptual surfaces, artistic canvases, or photographic landscapes. The city a public museum. Reclaim replaces advertising on large surfaces with your art. With the award, make a contribution towards culturally enhancing the public space. Make Cologne’s urban profile more attractive. Display billboards that stimulate, illustrate diversity and difference, and open up conceptual spaces. Easily perceivable, public, and for everyone!
Deadline: 26 Apr 2020
Entry fee: 1 entry: 25€ / 2 entries: 40€ / 3 entries: 50€.
Where usually cruises, cars, or detergents find large places to shine, there will now be art. 40 billboards become exhibition surfaces.
This year, the Reclaim Kollektiv holds the second Reclaim Award in Cologne. For the debut in 2019, 551 artists from 29 countries applied to redesign 25 billboards in urban areas of Cologne. Since this went beyond any intended scope, there will be already 40 large-scale billboards to show art in 2020.
Reclaim grows. A plus of 15 surfaces means even more radiance for the artpieces, even more visibility for the artists. The stage is ready, Cologne as public museum. Perception in public space is the highest: large-scale billboards on bustling streets, busy train stations, and in urban, alternative neighbourhoods of Cologne.
The winners will exhibit their works in the form of 18/1 posters on billboards rented in a central location, for the duration of 10 days. Artists from all fields and all countries are welcome to participate in the competition.
About Reclaim Kollektiv
The Reclaim Kollektiv consists of three business partners and friends. Odo Hans is a freelance artist and initiator of the Reclaim Award. Together with Tobias Handorf and Caspar Wündrich, managers of the design studio neoactio in Cologne, they founded the Kollektiv in 2019.
Last years’ debut was a great success for the trio. 551 applicants liked the idea and shared the vision. This years’ Reclaim Award grew by 15 surfaces.
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The Moth, an international art and literature magazine based in Ireland, announces a call for artists for The Moth Art Prize. It is awarded annually to a body of figurative or representational artwork. It is open to anyone (over 16) from anywhere in the world. Submit a portfolio of images of 5–10 2D artworks – to include figurative or representational paintings, drawings (including mixed media), and original prints.
Deadline: 31 Aug 2020
The Moth Art Prize consists of €1,000 plus a two-week stay at The Moth Retreat, which is situated along a beautiful country lane in Ireland. The Moth Retreat features a large studio/living area, kitchen/breakfast room downstairs, separate brush room, bedroom, and bathroom upstairs. The accommodation is warm and inviting and a keen eye has been kept on William Morris’s golden rule: ‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.’
‘I’m over the moon about winning The Moth Art Prize. The Moth has always been brilliantly curated, with exquisite artwork and thoughtful writing throughout. And a couple of weeks in the countryside is exactly what my artist soul needs.’ Gregory Mortenson
‘I am so grateful to the folks at The Moth for awarding me this prize. I think getting out of New York for a bit will be healthy. It will be an amazing and much-needed time to regroup, reflect on my work and tinker with some new ideas.’ Bradley Wood
‘A lot of credit should go to The Moth, always wonderfully idiosyncratic and beautifully designed, for launching the prize and responding to figurative painting, largely ignored by the contemporary art scene. We have nothing like it in the UK.’ David Piddock
About The Moth
The Moth is a unique Irish publication, featuring fiction, poetry, and art from established and up-and-coming artists and writers from around the world. Each issue also features interviews – with the likes of Sally Rooney, Simon Armitage, Gary Shteyngart and Eimear McBride. The art in The Moth deserves as much attention as the writing. Artists whose works has been featured include Michael Carson, Wen Wu, Elizabeth Peyton, Hope Gangloff, Edgar Mendoza, Mary Sauer, Bradley Wood, Tran Nguyen, Robert C. Jackson, Lu Cong, Cesar Santos, David Piddock, Isobel Brigham, J. P. Donleavy, Mamma Andersson, David Paul Costello, Kenne Gregoire, Jasper Joffe, Gabhann Dunne, Billy Childish, Victor Man, and Chantal Joffe.
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Baron and Baroness announce a call for artists for The Baron Prize for Art and Photography, a biannual award aiming to highlight emerging artists and photographers of any gender, age, or nationality, working in any media. The prize invites emerging artists, photographers, and filmmakers to submit one work that explores Baron’s core themes – sex and sexuality and identity politics. The winner is awarded a £1000 cash prize and a selection of art and photography books worth £1000.
Deadline: 29 Mar 2020
Each submission must contain a 500-word artist statement about the work. Contextualise your submission and explain the meaning.
The submission must consider a rationale behind the construction of the work. Evidence this in your artist statement. For example, find meaning aligned with your chosen concept about how your work is made. This should include your chosen medium, casting, subject, interiors, exteriors, and techniques.
The submission must be one work. The works original context could be from a series of works. It can be new or existing work. The submission can use any medium. For example, this could be a film still, documentation of a performance, painting, word art, or photography. The Baron Prize for Art and Photography will be judged by a transnational panel.
The Baron Prize for Art and Photography Participant Benefits
The winner is awarded a £1000 cash prize and a selection of art and photography books worth £1000. Your work will be shown on Baron’s digital assets and judged by a panel of industry judges.
- Ashleigh Kane is the Arts and Culture editor of Dazed & Confused since 2014. Ashleigh has been widely recognized for her work with new photography and art talents, many of which are now creative agenda setters all over the world.
- Bruce Labruce is a Canadian artist, writer, filmmaker and photographer based in Toronto. His work explores themes of sexual and interpersonal transgression against cultural norms.
- Matthew Holroyd is the co-founder and creative director of Baron and Baroness.
- Nadia Lee Cohen is a British photographer, film maker, and performance artist inspired by American and British cinema of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally.
About Baron and Baroness
Baron was launched in 2013 and is stocked worldwide in over 20 countries in museums such as Tate Modern and concept stores such as Dover Street Market. The publication has collaborated with artists such as Bjarne Melgard to Eva Stenram and photographers such as Harley Weir to Tyrone Lebon.
The publication is in various collections including the book collections at MoMA NYC and The LUMA Foundation.
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World of Co Artist Residency 2020 offers a friendly, supportive, and stimulating atmosphere to international and Bulgarian artists, curators, researchers and art managers. The residency enables participants to develop ongoing research, work on art projects, and discover the city and artistic scene of Bulgaria. By creating opportunities for meetings, the program initiates an environment for exchanges and discussions to foster common experiments between people and venues from various disciplinary fields. During the residency, the artists focus on research, experiments, production, learning new skills, critical discourse, networking, and collaboration.
Deadline: 25 Feb 2020
The residency is the first year-round program in the country. It runs from January to December. World of Co Alumni consists of more than 100 residents, working in a variety of artistic fields like fine arts, film, literature, fashion, and graphic design. Open to artists of all ages at any point in their career – visual artists, textile artists, media artists, multidisciplinary artists, photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, animators, fashion designers, jewelry designers, educators, and video / film makers from all around the world.
World of Co Artist Residency 2020 Studio Space
Living in a beautiful apartment in the city center, meeting locals, visiting art events in unique spaces, and enjoying wonderful views accompanied by the great food and drinks will make you remember your stay in Sofia.
The residency includes a spacious apartment that occupies the entire floor of a historic residential building from 1895, surviving both World Wars. Despite the fact that the whole space is renovated, some of the details in the interior are preserved and person still can immerse in the days of the Kingdom of Bulgaria.
The apartment includes three fully-furnished individual bedrooms with bed, nightstand, clothes rack, and desk in addition to the one in the studio, where the artists can create when they need some privacy. The studio is part of the same apartment, a bright open shared space, equipped with big working desks, comfortable chairs, lamps, and easels. Except the private bedrooms, everything else is shared with future fellows – bathroom, balcony, fully equipped kitchen (with utensils, oven, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, fridge, and washing machine).
The residents have access to fast Wi-Fi connection, art and travel books, some English novels, and catalogs of previous residents and Bulgarian artists. Some basic tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, levels, scissors, pliers, wire, tape, glue, paper, and painting materials donated by previous artists are at your disposal. Cleaning service included.
- Technical and research support in the implementation of the artists’ projects
- Presenting and promoting the artists and their projects produced during the residency through World of Co network, website, and social media
- Welcome pack and Q&A on-boarding session – practical information about your life in Sofia
- Selected list with independent art spaces, institutional art galleries and museums, art supply stores, print shops, hardware shops, bars, and restaurants in Sofia
- Curated list of art and culture events happening in Sofia during your stay
- Bulgarian SIM card
- Guided cultural program with specially selected meetings and artists’ visits
- Series of sessions: Insights into artistic research
- Moderated discussion: Building an effective online presence as artist – tips and advises
- Group meetings: Artists’ talks and goals for the residency
- Shared discussions on progress, issues, and project stages
- Learning the basics of Bulgarian language with World of Co team
- Workshops in traditional crafts or other can be organized (Optional – not included in the residency fee)
- Curated group exhibition / open studio at the end of the residency session
- Gallery show organization and coordination, artist statements, bios, invites, and set up
- Selection of gallery, art, or alternative space for the exhibition
The mission of World of Co Artist Residency is to develop a collaborative platform for artistic and cultural exchange and social equity. The World of Co has hosted artists from Europe, Australia, Africa, Asia, and South and North America. Creative topics relate to social equity, so together we can bring more awareness of Bulgaria and in the world.
About World of Co Artist Residency
The World of Co Artist Residency, international multidisciplinary art program, is based in the heart of Sofia. They create space for artistic exploration while introducing the vibrant cultural and contemporary art scene in the beautiful capital of Bulgaria. The mission of World of Co Artist Residency is to develop a collaborative platform for artistic and cultural exchange, driven by the new inspirations from the people and the city. The residency fosters communication and cooperation between guest artists, their local fellows, galleries, art centers, and alternative spaces. The Residency provides artists the opportunity to exhibit in front of the Bulgarian audience. World of Co partners with contemporary art galleries, universities, alternative spaces, NGOs, and other organizations.
About Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria. It is a dynamic city with a vivid art scene, parks, and urban treasures. Always have something new to explore. The city represents a striking and interesting mixture of Eastern and Western manners, culture, and lifestyle. It is a place with friendly vibes and rich history. Dive into the eclectic nature through discovering brutalist Communist architecture, the Ottoman urban structures, archaeological sites, and modern districts. The soul of Sofia is the artsy side streets and alleys, public spaces where young people gather, and local outdoor food, book, and flea markets.
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Black Mango Art announces a call for artists for Visual Art Open 2020. The art competition is a not for profit event open to both amateur and professional artists based in the UK and internationally. No age restrictions. All welcome to apply. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector.
Deadline: 7 Feb 2020
Fees: £15.00 per submission. £10.00 for entrants under 24 years old.
Phase 2 of applications close on the 29 Feb 2020 at midnight.
- Painting /Mixed Media /Printmaking
- Illustration /Drawing
- Photography/Digital Art
- Young Artist (16-24 years old)
- Children’s Award (15 years and under)
Visual Art Open 2020 Benefits
The overall winner of Visual Art Open 2020 will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000.00 to support the production of new works, plus stand space at Chester Art Fair 2021. £250.00 will be awarded for category winners. Finalists will benefit from exhibiting, selling, and showcasing their work to art critics and art buyers alike at the Chester Arts Fair 2020.
About Black Mango Art
No information provided.
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The Awesome Art Prizes Spring Edition is an international competition open to beginners and professional living artists. The contest gives you a chance of winning both cash prizes and international recognition. Competition is open to 2 and 3-dimensional artworks. Photography is accepted. No video, digital, or print art accepted.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2020
The first entry is free and $30 for up to 4 artworks.
Prizes are a cash grant, cover feature on a print and online magazine, your own digital portfolio, an online exhibition, a press release, and one year opportunity for online sales. Prizes are designed to highlight, promote, and support contemporary artists.
Awesome Art Prizes Spring Edition: 40 Prize Packages
- Platinum Prize (1): $5000
- Gold Prizes (3) totaling $3000
- Silver Prizes (6) totaling $2000
- Excellency Prizes (10) totaling $1400
- Honorable Prizes (10) totaling $1000
- Merit Prizes (10) totaling $800
About Awesome Art Prizes
Awesome Art Prizes is an independent online curatorial platform. They are known for offering high-quality, high-value contests with awards. Contests are international and open to emerging and professional living artists. They understand and promote artists to art lovers, private and professional art buyers, and galleries worldwide. Their mission is to help promote artists and boost careers.
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