The Santorini Biennale announces a call for artists for Neighbourhood. Neighbourhoods are simultaneously geographic and ideological biotopes, political, social and economic spaces. They are common places without impermeability as different societies and cultures need to interact between them, especially when they are called to solve common problems such as climate change, environmental pollution, urbanization, social inequalities, intolerance, criminality, terrorism, sub-birth or population explosion, economic exploitation, production of poverty, and immigration. Modern diplomacy seems to run a marathon of sovereignty and enforcement rather than a process of normalization of relations between different neighbourhoods, thus interrupting cultural exchange and contributing to the creation of closed and fearful ideological societies around the world.
Deadline: 31 Jan 2019
Santorini Biennale exhibits in 27 cities around the world: Santorini, Beirut, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Detroit, Montreal, Atlanta, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Nairobi, Dakar, Rabat, Algiers, Tunis, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Berlin, Helsinki, Belgrade, and Izmir.
The Santorini Biennale Neighbourhood exhibit starts 1st June 2019 and ends on 31st July 2021. It will organize:
- 27 main exhibitions,
- 62 parallel events in 27 cites, as well as feature
- 810 artists from all the world,
- 3,500 artworks, and
- 200 university papers related to the artistic theme of Neighbourhood.
All exhibitions will be organized by art curators and supported by local authorities. Every exhibition will run for almost four weeks including all parallel event programs. Each artist or group of artists can participate in up to two exhibitions during the exhibition period (from 01 June 2019 to 31 July 2021) and in the cities chosen during submission process or those suggested by the curators. Venues are spaces of about 500m2 to 1000m2 and have all required exhibition facilities. The complete list of venues and the exhibitions program will be announced by the end of April 2019.
About Santorini Biennale
The Santorini Biennale is the idea of artist, designer, and economist Kyriakos Papadopoulos. It is supported significantly by many Santorinian and foreign entities. The idea for a meeting of artists from around the world in Santorini was born in 2001, when he first began to carefully observe the richness of this dramatic island and became true on 2012.
Santorini Biennale’s mission is to promote artists that are working on the borders between different art disciples, allowing them to surpass the traditional, and perhaps limiting, concepts of classicism, modernism, contemporary, and applied arts.
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Announcing a call for artists for the Visual Art Open Prize 2019. The primary goal of the awards is to reveal and promote artists who have yet to establish their profile in the contemporary art world. There are six categories: painting/mixed media/printmaking, illustration/drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, and young artists (under 24).
Deadline: 12 Dec 2018
£15.00 per submission. £10.00 for entrants under 24 years old.
Artists who apply on or before December 12th 2018 will receive guaranteed social media coverage across the Visual Art Open’s channels, a feature in our newsletter, and feedback on entries from our expert panel of judges.
The overall winner of the Visual Art Open Prize 2019 will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000 to support the production of new works, commercial mentoring package, an exclusive solo show, and an exhibition at Chester Art Fair 2020. £250.00 will be awarded for each winning category.
About the Visual Art Open
The Visual Art Open is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide a platform for artists within the contemporary art world.
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The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) announces a call for artists for the The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2019, an eight-week artist’s residency in Léhon, France, a “Petite Cité de Caractère.” It is short walk along the river Rance from Dinan, a “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire.”
The residency is open to all practicing visual artists regardless of affiliation or citizenship who are not students at the time of application. Accommodations, including a private bedroom in an historic house with a fully-equipped communal kitchen and studio space in a 9th-century Abbey, are free. Residents are responsible for transportation to and from the residency, most supplies, and most meals.
Deadline: 1 Feb 2019
The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight artists whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus will create a dynamic and collegiate community. In particular, the committee is looking for artists who can use the specific character of a residency experience productively. The setting is perfect, for example, for plein aire painters who will profit from their interaction with the light and landscape, but the committee encourages artists working in all media to submit applications that demonstrate how the residency will significantly enhance and strengthen their practice.
The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program For Artists 2019 Artist Benefits
This residency supplies a rare opportunity for talented artists to deepen their practice for a period of eight uninterrupted weeks in an inspiring setting in the west of France. The residents also participate in an important closing exhibition sponsored by the commune of Léhon.
The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2019 residents have an opportunity to interact with townspeople and important officials as well as local artists. They can also explore intriguing megalithic monuments and Roman ruins that dot the landscape and experience aspects of French village life. This includes amenities available in Dinan, such as a local outdoor market. The residency is close to historic sites such as St. Malo, Mount St. Michael, and the spectacular Brittany coastline.
About The Maryland Institute College of Art
The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was established in 1826 in Baltimore, Maryland, and is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation. MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers by fostering a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and to expanding their own vision and perspective through rigorous study. MICA assumed oversight of the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in 1995. The program was created by the late Isabel Klots to honor her father-in-law and husband, who welcomed fellow artists to their home in Brittany.
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Every year from 2020, the Fondazione Internazionale per la Scultura will award studio scholarships to artists who are dedicated to three-dimensional work. Length of stay: beginning of May to the end of October. Five artists will be selected by the jury to live and work at the Centro Internazionale di Scultura.
Deadline: 31 Mar 2019
Professional 3-D artists may apply for a studio scholarship after completion of their studies at a recognized university/academy. Recommended are one to two years professional experience and exhibitions of their work. Three-dimensional artists with no formal education may apply if they have been working as artists for at least five years and have exhibited their works publicly (in galleries, art spaces, museums) or have been able to exhibit three of their works in a public space.
Each studio scholarships holder will have an apartment in the artists’ house which is located in the village centre of Peccia, Switzerland. There are six residential units in this house. Each unit has its own shower/toilet and small kitchenette. The house has a large kitchen and dining area for communal use. The scholarship holders are expected to cater for themselves. Internet connection is available: WLAN.
There are five studios available. These are usually awarded only once. The studios are designed as autonomous working units. The scholarship holders must be willing and capable of working independently with sculpting materials. In line with the purpose of the Foundation, the marble of Peccia is the main work material, but all other stones and other materials such as wood, metal, plaster, clay, and paper can be used. There are no assistants or other workers available to help with the projects.
After their stay, the scholarship holders may become members of the Artistic Committee. They are eligible in the awarding of the studios together with the Artistic Committee members and the jury. As a rule, one former scholarship holder is elected to become a member of the jury.
Studio Scholarships Artist Benefits
The scholarship is CHF 1500 per month. The artists will have at their disposal a personal studio, a shared work area with a 20-ton crane, and three workshops equipped with all the necessary tools and materials for work with stone (marble), wood, and metal. They will live in individual apartments in the artists’ house which is located in the village centre of Peccia.
The works created in Peccia are subject to a commission of 30%. If an artist is able to sell one of his/her works created in Peccia, 30% of the proceeds will go to the Centro (Artists’ Solidarity Contribution).
About Centro Internazionale di Scultura
Since the dawn of human history, men and women have shaped everyday objects into special forms. In so doing, they have left behind traces of their own lives and the world of their imagination. All cultures known to us, on any of our continents, have thus created sculptures in which past, present, and future are intertwined in forms of everlasting beauty. They will continue to generate significant expressions of mankind’s own perceptions in the future.
As part of Centro Internazionale di Scultura’s wholehearted commitment to this tradition, they strongly believe in the potential for development that is offered by three-dimensional art. With the aim of promoting the artists working in the field, Centro Internazionale di Scultura are committed to the creation of the International Centre for Sculpture as a place where tradition is developed and celebrated further in the years to come.
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The Cultural Association Tambuca announces a call for artists for Pescatori di Porte. a painting competition designed to decorate the fishermen’s gates behind the new Fish Market in Viareggio, Tuscany. The decorations will be planned for the spring 2019. It is a permanent exhibition in the open air, a gift to the sea and its keepers. The theme is: A portal in the belly of Viareggio.
Deadline: 15 Feb 2019
The aim of Pescatori Di Porte is redeveloping an area of the port of Viareggio adjacent to the new fish market while promoting contemporary art. The area in question is that of the sheet metal warehouses of the Cittadella dei Pescatori that lead to the port. Specifically, the corrugated metal warehouses overhead doors.
The competition is open to artists age of 16 and older. The participation of under 18 artists is bound to the authorization of those who exercise parental authority. In particular, the competition is aimed at artistic high schools and fine arts academies of the territory and independent artists.
The jury is composed of 14 members among artists, curators and personalities known in the Tuscan territory. The fundamental criteria for selection will be quality, research, originality, and contemporaneity as well as the creativity of the artwork proposed and consistency with the proposed theme. There will be no limitations of technique or style, as long as it’s a work of painting as faithful as possible to the result of the realization on the sheet metal door. Pictorial work means any use or manual intervention with oil, tempera, acrylic, industrial paint, ink, engraving, graphite, watercolor, or vinyl on any type of substrate. Even if pre-printed, the concept must be reproduced in a faithful way with enamel brush on corrugated metal support. The size of each work must be 50 x 60 cm in horizontal orientation.
Pescatori Di Porte Artist Benefits
For the year 2019, 7 of 35 gates will be decorated. The competition includes the selection of 30 finalist artworks. They will be exhibited in a group exhibition at Villa Paolina, Viareggio (Tuscany). Six winners will have the opportunity to realize their decoration on the doors of the fishermen’s warehouses. The winners will be entitled to one week of free accommodation and published in the catalog.
About Cultural Association Tambuca
The mission of Tambuca is to enhance art as creative communication. Art is seen and experienced by artists and through a technical and practical value. The goal is to create a center for artistic aggregation, a real school in the manner of old “ateliers”, where you can acquire technical skills through academic courses and discover your soul movements through unconventional and atypical courses, utilizing the exchange, communication, and sharing of projects and revolutions.
It is a place where art is breathed in the air, where it is possible to bring one’s dreams with the certainty of finding fertile ground for their fulfillment, and where an idea can become a common movement and an ideal. Tambuca is a place open to the city and to the global tourists whom arrive in Versilia. The Tambúca Cultural Association promotes historical-artistic heritage, starting from the conception and realization of didactic to tourist routes. The editorial promotes the memory of the territory through its monuments, its past, contemporary artists, and historical places. Tambuca offers cultural events and gatherings, exhibitions, workshops, and artist residencies.
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GaleriaZero announces a call for artists for GZ-BASEL 2019, an international collective event of contemporary art for artists. This is the 5th edition, to be held 13 – 16 June 2019. Location: An der Messe, Schönaustrasse 10 , 4058 Basel , Switzerland. Curated and organized by GaleriaZero from The Netherlands.
Deadline: 22 Mar 2019
GaleriaZero is selecting an outstanding selection of painting, photography, installation-art, sculpture, and video. Performance and lecture may form part of the program. With this exhibition, GalleriaZero intends to reach a wide public audience in Basel, offer the opportunity to meet the artists in person, and assist during performances and lectures. This offering of contemporary art is an opportunity for visitors to find affordable art of the highest level. The exhibtion will be open daily from 12 until 22 h.
Theme: no hurry no delay – This theme will not be clear for everyone, but may invite artists to start thinking about what if could mean. The idea to approach reality without hurry, but without allowing any delay, is characteristic of not only the base of the creative process, but also the right attitude for resolving any important matters without losing the sense of life. Our lifestyle is often stressful because of hurry. Other matters do not work because of delay. The harmony of both elements can make things work. “Slow is quick” is a meditative value that translates benefits to the quality of experience and awareness.
For GZ-BASEL 2019, GalleriaZero will select the most innovative contemporary art, ready to transmit their meaning to our senses and convince us again about the beauty and quality of life.
GZ-Basel 2019 Artist Benefits
The selected artists will have the possibility to form part of the art panorama in Basel during the art fairs. The city will be occupied by art lovers, art professionals, and collectors. Selected artists for GZ-BASEL 2019 will have the possibility to participate in other art shows in GaleriaZero programs. Participation means being included in press releases and promotion in social media, cultural agendas, and other virtual media. GZ-BASEL 2019 offers a very favourable sales assistence with a sales commission of only 25 %.
GaleriaZero offers exhibitions in Europe, USA, and Asia. It has held collective exhibitions recently in Paris, Berlin, Basel, NewYork, Venezia, and London. GaleriaZero manages individual exhibitions of selected artists in different cities in Europe.
Not less important is the virtual promotion with a special site for free portfolios and promotion by means of social media and cultural agendas. Ocassionally, GaleriaZero publishes art magazines and participates in art fairs. During the last years, GaleriaZero was present in Tokyo Art Fair, Shanghai Art Fair, LineArt in Ghent, and DeArte in Madrid.
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CASTRO offers a studio program for visual artists and curators, providing them with a workspace and pedagogical guidance. The emphasis at CASTRO lies on individual practice and close contact with a community of distinguished visiting lecturers – artists, writers, curators, and scholars. It is conceived as a small-scale alternative platform to explore critical education and community. At any time CASTRO can hosts up to five artists and one curator.
Deadline: 5 Sept 2018
Artists may apply to participate for a duration of four months (periods: from November to February; from March to June) or eight months (from November to June). Curators may apply to participate for a duration of four months (periods: from November to February; from March to June).
The studio program selection panel is composed of international visiting lecturers from a variety of backgrounds. After evaluation and careful deliberation based on the submitted portfolios, the committee decides upon the admission of the applicants before end of September. This year’s selection panel will be Michael Archer, Will Benedict, Barbara Casavecchia, Maria Adele Del Vecchio, Alberto Di Fabio, and John O’Doherty.
Artists in residence studio program provides
- Tutorials: 50 minute one-to-one meetings in the studio with artists and other specialists in the field in order to talk about the artist in residence’s work.
- Studio visits: supporter’s or other’s (curators, artistic directors of foundations and museums, gallery owners, and collectors) private/guided visits in the artist’s studio in order to see and talk about his most recent work in an informal environment.
- Open studio days: whole days during which artist studios are open to the public.
- Excursions and guided tours of the city.
- Workshops with local artisans to deepen traditional Roman practices such as working with marble and cast ghisa (iron).
- Online blog hosted on CASTRO’s website.
CASTRO is a multifunctional space founded to support artists, curators, and researchers. It promotes an experimental, versatile, and highly collaborative learning model both for the arts and the local community. This organization is the only non profit in Rome which offers a studio and program for free to artists and curators. It is independent from any other art organization and program. The studio spaces are in the neighborhood of Trastevere, in Rome’s historical center. CASTRO is connected with other projects in Italy and abroad. This offers residents the opportunity to enter into a network and start exchanges. This ensures the program maintains vital close contact with current issues in contemporary art. The project aims to expand this network from year to year.
Public programs include:
- Artist talks: conferences with artists invited to talk about their work and their journey.
- Curator’s round tables: monthly round tables moderated by a young curator with three experts in the field to intervene on a chosen theme.
- Project presentations: founders of projects related to contemporary art are invited to talk about their activities and their experience.
- Cineforum: screening of a film and subsequent public debate.
CASTRO’s main activities are crits. Crits are day long sessions to discuss works. Each artist’s work is usually shown for up to an hour to allow a conversation. Presenting artists can either sit back and listen to the feedback or answer questions. Any artist in Rome can sign up on CASTRO’s website to present their work. Anyone can participate to the discussion. This activity fosters exchanges between artists in residence in CASTRO, those in residence in foreign institutions in Rome, and Roman artists.
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Artrooms Fair announces a call for artists for Artrooms Fair London with an extended deadline. The Fair will run from the 11th to the 13th January 2019 at iconic Meliã White House Hotel, Albany St, London NW1 3UP near Regent’s Park in London. Artrooms is an international contemporary art fair offering free exhibition spaces to independent artists.
Deadline: 31 Jul 2018
Room/Video Art Application: Artists will exhibit in hotel rooms to be transformed into their own creative and intimate studios. It is a great opportunity to share your vision, meet collectors, curators, and to be scouted by galleries. Application fee is £20.
The Single Work Application: Artists submit one application for one work and, if selected, will not be required to attend the fair. It is a great opportunity for all artists who express their interest in Artrooms Fair but experience difficulties in covering transport and accommodation expenses on top of the shipment and/or getting a travel VISA. Application fee is £50.
Selected artists for Artrooms Fair London, chosen by a prestigious selection committee, will be announced in September 2018.
About Artrooms Fair
Artrooms Fair’s mission is to exhibit artworks in an intimate surrounding. It shortens the distance between artists, curators, and visitors away from the daunting walls of the white cube ideology of the gallery space. After four editions, the fair has become the largest event for independent artists in the UK. It is one of the most talked about in the UK art’s calendar, receiving approximately 1,700 applications and showcasing more than 1,000 art works. Artrooms Fair has been receiving applications from 65 countries worldwide. Artrooms’ most innovative concept is to reconnect artists and galleries. It turns the fair into a hunting ground for scouting international trends. Since the last edition, the fair has engaged galleries launching a new affiliation programme. Artrooms has became not just an innovative fair for art buyers but also a place where enthusiastic visitors can approach art for the first time and enter the artist’s universe.
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Listhus announces a call for artists for the Skammdegi Residency And Festival. Take the challenge of living with and respond to the dark, cold winter in north Iceland through any art form. Selected artists will have the opportunity to be secluded. Surrounded by mountains and snow, work in a quiet, creative space for ten weeks. This residency provides an excellent collaborative environment that encourages community engagement. The Skammdegi Festival will be held from 15-18 February 2019 for the final presentation of the challenge.
Deadline: 15 Jun 2018
Skammdegi, in Icelandic, means the Dark Winter, a condition that is a yearly right of passage in this part of the world. At its darkest on December 21, the mysterious local daylight is present for less than four hours. The rest is night. Surrounded by mountains on three sides and looking directly at the Northern Atlantic on the other, Olafsfjordur, in North Iceland, is the uniquely beautiful location of Listhús.
During the months of December and January, the sun never rises higher than the surrounding mountains. The land is covered by a mysterious light reflected from the snow-covered mountains. The atmosphere creates a special environmental and emotional challenge. Local people eager to raise their spirits in the long night light up their houses with colorful lights and celebrate the distinctive Icelandic Christmas traditions till January 6th. As the winter progresses, the sun gradually climbs the mountains until the first ray of sunshine glows on the highest local peak on January 21. By the end of the month, the sunshine will once again reach the town itself.
Having recently completed its forth running, the Skammdegi Residency And Festival has formed a distinct character. It provides a hospitable environment and rare atmosphere for artists doing experiments that they cannot implement elsewhere. While the location is remote and doesn’t have the resources present in a larger city, artists feel the freedom of creation. The residency duration is long enough for artists to explore a new place, establish a new idea, and achieve its implementation.
Skammdegi Residency And Festival Fee For Ten Weeks
- 900 euro: a single bedroom without extra studio, desk in the bedroom
- 1,100 euro: a single bedroom with working studio 5-7 sqm. shared or private
- 1,100 euro: a double bedroom without extra studio, desk in the bedroom
- 1,500 euro: a double room with studio 15-20 sqm.
- 2,000 euro: two-bedroom apartment, for maximum two couples, no extra working space provided
About Listhús ses.
Listhús SES. is a non-profit organization, run by a comprehensive team. It is not backed by public institutions. Activities are financed by the residency fee. There is no paid staff for daily operation. The residency fees are as low as possible.
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The Portico Library announces an artist/curator opportunity for a research residency and exhibition, Sharing the Portico Library’s Hidden Heritage. The Library particularly welcomes artists with an enthusiasm for interpreting historical material.
Deadline: 13 May 2018
In March 2018 the library was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to catalogue its archive and promote its findings through an exhibition entitled ‘Sharing The Portico Library’s Hidden Heritage.’ The Library is inviting artists and curators to collaborate on a research project to emphasize the collection’s 21st-century context and relevance. The exhibition, launching in December 2018 and supported by The Zochonis Charitable Trust, will feature significant discoveries and provide an informative visual presentation of the archiving process itself.
Applicants must demonstrate a previous record of successful similar projects. They must provide examples of original, distinctive work. The Library aims to promote a wide variety of voices and perspectives.
Sharing The Portico Library’s Hidden Heritage Artist Benefits
- £500 initial contributor fee with further funding anticipated
- Private access to the special research collection and archive with professional staff support
- Staffing for exhibition launch evening and associated events
- Invigilation for the duration of the exhibition
- Curatorial support
- Design and printing of exhibition booklet
- Publicity and promotion through The Portico Library quarterly magazine, website, social media, and advertising
About The Portico Library
The Portico Library has been central to Manchester’s cultural and intellectual life since its establishment in 1806. It is now open free to the public six days a week. Its collection of 25,000 rare books, archives, and illustrations provides fascinating insights into the 18th and 19th centuries. A diverse programme of events and exhibitions promotes contemporary responses to this history from artists. As a registered charity, their role is to preserve the library and its collections. They ensure collections are shared with a diverse and growing audience of visitors, members, and researchers. The Portico Library’s archive records the history of the people, events, language, politics, and communities of the North West of England over the last 212 years. It shines an important light on the social history of Manchester and Victorian Britain as a whole. This material, virtually untouched by contemporary researchers, reveals The Portico’s connection to significant events.
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