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Glow In The Park – Call For Artists

Glow In The Park – Call For Artists

Fairmount Park Conservancy seeks to commission one artist or artist team to create a temporary outdoor art installation for the 6th annual Glow in the Park. Event to be held at the Reflecting Pool at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center.

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Deadline: 6 Sept 2017

Fairmount Park Conservancy is looking for a piece with a sense of fun, spectacle, and intentionality. The artwork should speak to its setting and create a unique experience for those attending. This commission is part of a larger effort to forge new connections between artists and cultural partners with communities and the public realm. The conservancy is working to engage the power of the arts to enhance treasured city parks and to provide a new lens through which to see, understand, and experience them.

Chosen Glow In The Park artist(s) will receive an artist fee. The total project budget is $7,000 which is inclusive of all artist fees and fabrication costs.

About Fairmount Park Conservancy

Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. They lead capital projects and historic preservation efforts, foster neighborhood park stewardship, attract and leverage investments, and develop innovative programs. They are located throughout 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city. Philadelphia has one of the largest urban park systems in the world. It provides residents with extensive health, environmental, social, economic, and cultural benefits.

Through sustained leadership, significant investment, and strategic efforts, Fairmount Park Conservancy positions Philadelphia’s park system to become a world-class, preeminent park system. It is a national model for urban revitalization, sustainability, and civic engagement.

For more information, contact arts@myphillypark.org.


Residency 108 Fall 2017 Session – Call For Artists

Residency 108 Fall 2017 Session – Call For Artists

Residency 108 announces a call for artists for the Fall 2017 Session. Solo artists and collaborating teams of up to three people may be accepted.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Aug 2017

Applicants practice should involve a defined engagement with landscape, ecology, or projects that employ historical or first-hand research of the 108 site. Please have your statement reflect this intention.

Visual artists application: ten images with title, date, dimensions, and medium. Video work up to 15 minutes may be submitted in any online viewing format.

Residency 108 Fall 2017 Session Artist Benefits

Residency 108 invites artists to immerse themselves in their creative practice. Those who work with nature, ecology, and the installation of temporary outdoor land-art works are welcome to apply. The residency is free apart from the cost of travel and material expenses which must be assumed by the individual.

Two four week-long residencies are offered each year. One during the month of October and one in May. The program accommodates three artists at a time. Each resident is provided with a room, working facilities, and a weekly stipend for food. Participants are responsible for cooking their own meals. Each resident will be asked to present their work during the residency. Weekly critiques are held as a group and sometimes with a visiting critic.

About Residency 108

The program takes place on 108 acres of pastoral land which was used as a horse farm in the last century. The property features rolling hills, mowed paths, meadows, densely wooded forests, wetlands with a few ponds of varying size, and a seasonal stream. In addition to these ecosystems, a variety of native plant species host habitats for birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

The residency is located in a remote area. It is ideal for artists who wish to engage with the landscape and prefer isolation to interaction. If you require constant contact with civilization this may not be the program for you.

For more information, contact director@residency108.org.


Cheng-Long Wetlands Environmental Art Project 2016

The Kuan Shu Foundation announces a call for artists for the Cheng-Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project and Residency 2016.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 15 Jan 2016

Artists from all countries are invited to send a proposal for a site-specific outdoor sculpture installation that will raise public awareness about global warming and sinking land around the world and address what we want our environment to be for the future. Selected artists work with children in the local elementary school to make their site-specific environmental sculpture installations.

Residency in Cheng Long, Yunlin County, Taiwan: April 7 – May 2, 2016

Selected Artists Receive: Award of NT$60,000 (about US$2,000), airfare, accommodations, food, local transportation, volunteer help, and free local natural and recycled materials.

Cheng Long Wetlands is a land subsidence area in a small fishing village in southwest Taiwan.  This is the 7th year of the art project.

For more information, contact allenrebeccajanei@gmail.com.

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival and Art Exhibition

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, in collaboration with Nevada County Arts, is once again inviting all local and regional artists to submit their environmental artwork for possible inclusion at the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA during the film festival January 14-18, 2016.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 Nov 2015

The film festival theme is “A Change of Course.” Artists are encouraged to submit pieces that address this theme, particularly as it relates to nature and human interaction with our environment.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to showcase their work in front of environmental filmmakers, celebrities, social activists and more than 5,500 festival attendees. Artists will also be considered for awards in 4 categories: 2-Dimensional, 3-Dimensional, Photography, and Best Interpretation of Theme. Twelve high-quality, attractive venues in Nevada City and Grass Valley have been selected as display partners for the event. Each of these beautiful display venues will also participate as a “serving station” for the always popular Wild and Happy Hour art, wine & beer strolls during the festival.

Artists can enter up to 3 pieces per entry in a single category. An early bird deadline (for a reduced submission fee of $20) is September 18. Timely submissions (between 9/19 and 10/16) are $30 per entry. Late submissions (10/13-11/1) are $40. The entry fee for student artists (up to 19 years of age) is $5.

Nevada County Arts facilitates collaborative efforts that promote and sustain the arts in Nevada County, in order to enhance the social, cultural, and economic life of our community. SYRCL (South Yuba River Citizens League) unites the community to protect and restore the Yuba River. Motivated by our love for this watershed, we advocate powerfully, engage in active stewardship, educate the public, and inspire activism from the Sierra to the sea.

For more information, contact info@nevadacountyarts.org.

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National Bioneers Conference – Call for Artists

Bioneers is excited to announce a call for proposals for installation artists and art/artisan vendors for the 26th National Bioneers Conference.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 31 Aug 2015

We welcome proposals and artworks that engage and collaborate with the public and public spaces from artists of all disciplines, experiences, and mediums.

The benefits of showcasing your art at Bioneers not only include in-person exposure of your art and brand, but also include placement in the Bioneers blog, newsletter and social media outlets. Bioneers conference attendance is 3,000+ with an engaged social media audience of 60,000+. Installation artists will receive one free 3-day pass to the conference, vendors will be able to purchase two passes at 50% off and donors of art to the silent auction will have the option to receive a 50-50 split of proceeds.

Bioneers is a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. The annual conference brings together thinkers and doers working to create the world we want.

For more information, contact ana@bioneers.org.

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