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Pine Needles Residency (Marine on St Croix, MN) – Call For Artists

Pine Needles Residency (Marine on St Croix, MN) – Call For Artists

The Science Museum of Minnesota announces a call for artists for the Artist at Pine Needles Residency for Summer 2020, a program sponsored by the St. Croix Watershed Research Station. With the vision to enhance scientific understanding through art, the St. Croix Watershed Research Station invites artists-in-residence to interact with the scientific staff and local community to further explore the intersection between art and science. Since 2001, the Artist at Pine Needles Residency has welcomed over 50 artists and writers to the banks of the St. Croix River in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.

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Deadline: 29 Feb 2020

In addition to accepting applications from established artists, the Pine Needles Residency includes an emerging artist category to encourage and support upcoming artists with this same calling. Emerging artists show some evidence of achievement. To date, they do not have a substantial record of accomplishment and are not yet recognized as established artists by other artists, curators, critics, and arts administrators. Emerging artists will be considered in a separate pool and must be 21 years of age or older.

About St. Croix Watershed Research Station

The St. Croix Watershed Research Station is the environmental research station of the Science Museum of Minnesota. It is a private, non-profit laboratory dedicated to better understanding humanity’s relationship with our most precious resource by studying how land use, climate change, atmospheric deposition, and other factors affect aquatic systems.

The setting for the Artist at Pine Needles Residency is the James Taylor Dunn Pine Needles Cabin, located just north of the village of Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, on the bluffs of the St. Croix River. In 2019, the artists selected were: large-scale, 2D and 3D visual artist Katherine Steichen Rosing of Madison, WI; botanical printmaker Linda Snouffer of St. Paul, MN; installation artist and sculptor Peter Krsko of Wonewoc, WI; and emerging artist, lyrical essayist and poet Kate Lucas of Minneapolis, MN.

Applications for 2020 will be accepted from writers and artists who focus on environmental or natural history topics and strive to connect the complex world between art, nature, and the sciences. As part of the program, artists will be encouraged to design an outreach project to share their work with the local community.

Artist at Pine Needles Residency Artist Benefits

The 2020 Artist at Pine Needles Residency offers artists the unique opportunity to interact and learn from freshwater paleolimnological scientists who study how lakes and rivers are changing over time and what can be done to mitigate those changes brought on by land use practices and climate change. This interaction between artists and scientists fosters a deeper understanding of the connections between their artwork, the science currently being done to protect lakes and rivers, and how they interpret that art/science interplay to the public.

Pine Needles Artists get the sole use of a historic, 3-room cabin built before World War I. This rustic, comfortable cabin includes a full bath, bed/sitting room, and kitchen. A generous enclosed porch, overlooking the river, is suitable for writing, sketching, and reflection. It is located on a 20-acre site on the bluffs of the St. Croix River, a nationally designated Wild and Scenic River. The secluded site is heavily wooded, with spring-fed streams, native wildflowers, and local wildlife.

A short walk, bike ride, or drive will bring artists to the quaint village of Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota. A coffee shop, community-run library, family-owned restaurant, art gallery, gift shop, and seasonal ice cream shop provides entertainment and home-town feel to visiting artists.

About the Science Museum of Minnesota

The Science Museum of Minnesota exists to turn on the science. Inspire learning. Inform policy. Improve lives. They envision a world in which all people have the power to use science to make lives better. The museum values collaboration, equity, and learning.

The Science Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1907. The museum’s current location on the banks of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul offers 370,000 square feet of space. It includes a 10,000-square-foot temporary exhibit gallery, five permanent galleries, acres of outdoor space, and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater. They impact over a million people from around the world every year through trips to the museum, school visits, our traveling exhibitions, and Omnitheater films.

For more information, contact researchstation@smm.org.

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Exhibitions 2020 (Santa Barbara, CA) – Call For Artists

Exhibitions 2020 (Santa Barbara, CA) – Call For Artists

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, announces a call for artists for their exhibitions 2020. This call represents MOXI’s second open application for artists and art collectives to propose works. For reference, recent artworks have incorporated elements such as Kinect-based body interaction, camera-based interaction, virtual reality, and augmented reality. The design language of MOXI invites visitors to interact fully.

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Deadline: 15 June 2019

As part of the exhibitions 2020 application process, artists are asked to submit a three paragraph exhibit proposal summary for either one or two exhibits. The summary can include up to two embedded images in the PDF. It should include an estimated total budget. Budgets can be up to $10,000, inclusive of all artist fees, travel, hardware, software fabrication, and installation costs. For the current application, budget detail is not required. Details of budget will come in the second phase.

The review committee will select artists that best meet the requirements based on the submitted information. The following criteria will be examined:

  • Quality of the artist’s past work, both aesthetic and technical, as represented by the media submissions
  • Experience of the artist in creating interactive artworks
  • Experience of the artist in successfully designing, fabricating, and completing public artworks that are highly durable and robust – on time and within budget
  • The artist’s training, education, and artist statement
  • Quality of the proposed interactive exhibit and alignment with MOXI’s mission and audience

About MOXI

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, opened in Santa Barbara, CA in early 2017. In its first year it welcomed over 175,000 visitors.  MOXI’s mission is to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity.  The museum has garnered numerous accolades, including being listed by Fodor’s Travel as one of the top ten new museums in the world.  MOXI’s three floors are filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits and experiences.  MOXI believes in the importance of art and creativity. Supporting that belief, it has dedicated two museum spaces to rotating three-month interactive media artworks.  These spaces are the Interactive Media Theater and the Bridge (Simms/Mann Family Foundation Bridge).

For more information, contact curator@moxi.org.

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2018-19 Exhibitions – Call For Artists

2018-19 Exhibitions – Call For Artists

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, a call for artists for their 2018-19 exhibitions. This call represents MOXI’s first open application process for artists and art collectives to propose works for 2018-19 exhibitions. For reference, recent artworks have incorporated elements such as Kinect-based body interaction, camera-based interaction, virtual reality, and augmented reality. The design language of MOXI, on every floor, invites visitors to interact fully.

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Deadline: 26 Apr 2018

As part of the current application process, artists are asked to submit a three paragraph exhibit proposal summary for either one or two exhibits. The summary can include up to two embedded images in the PDF, and should include an estimated total budget. Budgets can be up to $10,000, inclusive of all artist fees, travel, hardware, software fabrication, and installation costs. Lower budgets may, in some cases, increase likelihood of funding. For the current application, budget detail is NOT required. Details of budget will come in the second phase.

The review committee will select artists that best meet the requirements, based on the submitted information. The following criteria will be examined:

  • Quality of the artist’s past work, both aesthetic and technical, as represented by the media submissions
  • Experience of the artist in creating interactive artworks
  • Experience of the artist in successfully designing, fabricating, and completing public artworks that are highly durable and robust – on time and within budget
  • The artist’s training, education, and artist statement
  • Quality of the proposed interactive exhibit and alignment with MOXI’s mission and audience

About MOXI

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, opened in Santa Barbara, CA in early 2017. It recently celebrated its first birthday, and has welcomed over 175,000 visitors in its first year. MOXI’s mission is to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. The museum has garnered numerous accolades during its first year, including being listed by Fodor’s Travel as one of the top ten new museums in the world. MOXI’s three floors are filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits and experiences. MOXI believes in the importance of art and creativity. Supporting that belief, has dedicated two museum spaces to rotating three-month interactive media artworks. These spaces are the Interactive Media Theater and the Bridge.

For more information, contact curator@moxi.org.

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Techne – Call For Artists

Techne – Call For Artists

Techne is a juried exhibition examining the relationship between art and science as methods of making sense of the world around us.

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Deadline: 28 Apr 2018

Participating artists are asked to create an original piece of artwork that is related to science in some aspect. Examples include a new artistic technique in relation to a scientific study or theory, the use of non-traditional materials in the creation of a piece, or the exploration of a scientific notion in the process of making. The goal should be a pursuit of new concepts and technologies within science and art together which change fundamentally how we perceive our experience and/or reality.

There is no age restriction. Applicants under 18 years old will need a parent or guardian’s consent. The jurors for this exhibit come from a wide variety of backgrounds in both art and science to encourage diversity in selections.

Techne Awards

  • First Place: $250 and a solo show at Arthaus Projects in 2019
  • Second Place: $150
  • Third Place: $75

Selected artists will be showcased in one of Williamsport’s most forward looking galleries.

About Arthaus Projects

This year, 2018, marks the inaugural year of Arthaus Projects. They are a new, non-profit artspace developed by the founder of Converge Gallery. It is inspired by the Staatliches Bauhaus (commonly known as Bauhaus), a German art school that famously combined crafts and fine arts teaching with an emphasis on design. Arthaus Projects makes fine, contemporary art accessible to the local community. They provide community education through exhibitions, colloquia, and collaborative projects. Arthaus Projects takes a project-based approach to our exhibitions. They combine interactive exhibits such as artist talks and live demonstrations with traditional gallery installations. As a community resource, Arthaus Projects provides greater career opportunities in the arts for students and artists. They promote innovative, contemporary ideas by providing both a venue for displaying art and through auxiliary activities such as artist’s talks and workshops.

For more information, contact jonathan@arthausprojects.com.

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International Video Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

Transitional States announces a call for artists for the international video art exhibition, Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

Hormones play an immense role in every single human being’s life. Even before we are born, hormones are at work. They affect us in our mother’s womb and, as we get older, regulate our moods, sleeping patterns, and growth. Once we hit puberty we are practically at the mercy of our hormones. They dictate our sexual development and impact our emotional and, in many ways, psychological development. As we grow older, they affect our fertility, especially for women. Yet for playing such a critical role throughout our lives, few people stop to consider the importance of hormones.

With the introduction of artificial hormones in the 1930s, medical scientists sought to identify and employ hormones in new ways. Since then, hormone treatments have affected the lives of millions of people. They are used in a variety of ways throughout contemporary society: contraceptive pills use hormones to prevent pregnancy; transgender people use hormones to express themselves more freely; thyroid disorders are now treatable; and, controversially, athletes are increasingly using hormones to enhance their performance.

About the international video art exhibition

Working with a range of stakeholders, Transitional States is developing an international video art exhibition entitled ‘Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science.’  The public engagement programme aims to raise awareness of the central role hormones play in our lives and how medical research has employed them in contradictory ways.

Transitional States is inviting artists to submit existing work or to create new videos or performances for video that explore hormones, medical technologies, sexuality, and gender and body modifications. They are particularly interested in the relations and interactions between hormones and transsexuality, non-binary genders, intersexuality, physical alterations, birth control, fertility, menopause, sexology, and performance enhancement to boost both athletic and sexual performances.

Jury members for this international video art exhibition, Lois Keidan, Laura Leuzzi, Carlos Motta. and Issey Osman, will select up to ten works for the exhibition which will be curated by the arts organisation, Arts Feminism Queer.

International video art exhibition artist benefits

Each artist will receive a fee of £100 for screening their work and will be invited to take part in the launch of the video installation in London. Where possible, we will contribute to travel costs and cover accommodation expenses for video authors.

Artists will gain international exposure by having the chance to see their work exhibited in several countries. The exhibition travels from Project Space Plus at the University of Lincoln in February 2018 (UK) to Peltz Gallery at Birkbeck University, London in May 2018 (UK). Then, it travels to Bologna (IT) and Barcelona (ESP) at the end of 2018. The exhibition will remain 15-35 days in each city, in which three public debates will supplement the exhibition. Furthermore, the artists’ work will be published in a full colour catalogue, which will include the topics discussed in the programmes.

Transitional States’ focus is on exploring the crossovers between art and science. They explore current issues at the forefront of different fields of research.

For more information, contact infotransitionalstates@gmail.com.

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ASCUS Atopic Art Micro-Residency – Call For Artists

ASCUS Art & Science announces a call for artists for the Atopic Art Micro-Residency, a unique opportunity for eczema based art-science micro-residency and commission with Prof. Sara Brown, at the School of Medicine, University of Dundee.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 2 Dec 2016

In May 2015, Sara became the first UK dermatologist to be awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science. In partnership with Sara, we are now pleased to announce our new micro-residency opportunity for two artists to spend time exploring creative and collaborative practice within the context of current eczema research. We are offering two artists the opportunity for an eczema based art-science residency and commission between Jan – Apr 2017. We actively encourage a collaborative, discursive, and open approach not only with the researchers but also with each other. Participating artists are being asked to produce new work at the end of the residency which responds to this specific working context.

Disciplines accepted include multimedia, crafts, dance, design, film/TV, visual arts, digital, sound/music, performance, and storytelling.

Dates of Atopic Art Micro-Residency: Jan – Apr 2017 (part-time)

Locations:

  • Brown Lab (skin genetic research laboratory, University of Dundee)
  • Eczema Clinics (within Ninewells Hospital, Dundee)
  • Eczema Outreach Scotland members events (Scotland wide)

Benefits include:

  • One place for an emerging/early career artist (1-5 yrs experience)
  • One place for an established artist (5 yrs + experience)
  • Emerging artist: £2,614 (1-2 days per week over 3 months)
  • Established artist: £3,844 (1-2 days per week over 3 months)
  • Materials budget: Up to £1,000 per artist
  • Travel: Travel budget available (this will be worked out based on individual circumstances)

Twenty days of this contracted time will be allocated to the selected artist to be resident at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School where the artists will have their own desk space for the duration of the residency. An additional ten days are for production time and time to resolve the final work in preparation for the first exhibition from the residency at LifeSpace, Dundee. These can be spent either on or off site depending on the artists practice and work space required.

ASCUS Art & Science is a non-profit organisation committed to bridging the gap between the arts and sciences. We work with researchers, artists, partners, and practitioners to create innovative trans-disciplinary projects to engage new and wider audiences and facilitate innovative public engagement with both fields. Based in Summerhall, we run events and workshops, curate exhibitions, commission work, runs artist residencies, and much more.

For more information, contact walsh@ascus.org.uk.

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The Consilience of Art and Science – Call for Artists

The Pence Gallery is a nonprofit that organizes a biannual exhibit, The Consilience of Art and Science, in conjunction with UC Davis Art/Science Fusion program.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 13 Dec 2015

Does your art feature significant intersections with scientific ideas, theories, or fields?  Open to all artists, regardless of residence, in all media.

Over $600 in cash awards and an opportunity for sales. Being part of the Consilience exhibit is a great opportunity to be seen by prominent art collectors, artists, and the public.

We are an independent, community based art gallery that offers artists opportunities for connecting w/the public in interesting and innovative ways.

For more information, contact penceartdirector@sbcglobal.net.

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Artists in Residence at University College Dublin

The UCD College of Science, in partnership with Parity Studios, is very pleased to announce the call for artists in residence for 2016.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 29 Nov 2015

A one year residency is offered to professional artists. This includes studio space at UCD Parity Studios, a fee of euro 5,000.00 and access to all of the lectures, research seminars and other resources of the University. Please note that residency does not include accommodation. The artist will have the opportunity to engage with staff in the College towards the creation of work related to the multifaceted scientific issues and challenges in contemporary society.

We offer:

  • Studio space with 24 hour access.
  • Access to UCD library.
  • An opportunity for mutual exchange with scientists and other researchers at UCD.
  • Opportunity to participate in the UCD Art In Science programme of talks, exhibitions, and performances.
  • Additional funding of up to euro 1,000 may be applied for, towards public dissemination/exhibition of residency related work.

UCD Parity Studios is a dynamic practice based programme that brings artists and academics, researchers and students, together in collaborative work. Through our Artist In Residence Programme and elective modules including Tunnelling Art and Science, we explore new ways to excite, inspire, and communicate across the traditional boundaries of our disciplines and beyond.

For more information, contact parity.studios@ucd.ie.

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