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Making Space Social Justice Mural (Elgin, IL) – Call For Artists

Making Space Social Justice Mural (Elgin, IL) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The City of Elgin, IL Social Justice Collective is searching for a mural artist for Making Space, work with the community to design and install a permanent mural based on the business board ups that were put up in Downtown Elgin in anticipation of protests during the summer of 2020. The mural will be installed in Downtown Elgin in an historically significant location.

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Deadline: 22 Feb 2021

The artist(s) will work directly with the Elgin Social Justice Collective and the community to design and install a permanent mural. The mural will be painted by the community members with the help and guidance of the mural artist. The mural installation will serve as a space for the community to engage in conversation about social justice and using art as a creative outlet. The artist(s) will be assisted in the project by all of the partners and the City of Elgin.

About the Elgin Social Justice Collective

What space can we make to allow for further artistic expression? How can we create a lasting reflection of the activities of the summer of 2020? What space can we make to allow for peaceful and impactful gatherings of community members to engage? How do we elevate equity in our community? An ad-hoc group of community individuals (now known as the Elgin Social Justice Collective) came together and worked to identify a project that would address those questions. The project consists of four parts: a mural, a documentary, a Juneteenth partnership, and a scholarship.

For more information, contact culturalarts@cityofelgin.org.

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Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 – Call For Artists

Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 – Call For Artists

The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists. It provides time and space for artists to develop their work.

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Deadline: 1 Feb 2018

The Art Department aims specifically to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking, and social justice. Emmanuel College strives to foster a supportive environment to achieve creative and artistic excellence. The residency plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus. It provides an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty. Residents should be willing to support and interact with each other, students, and faculty.

The Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 defines Emmanuel College as a leader in the visual arts. It brings greater visibility to that leadership role beyond the confines of the College.

Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 Specifications

  • Artists must not be currently enrolled in any academic program
  • Residency is from mid June to mid August 2018
  • Artists will receive a stipend of $1000 dollars and reimbursement for travel and visa up to an additional $1000
  • Lodging is provided in the college dorms with access to a small kitchen
  • Artists may be invited back for a presentation during the 2018/19 academic year based on teaching needs
  • Residents have access to communal college studio facilities with ample space sharing – ceramics, wood shop, print shop, darkroom, design lab, and drawing studios
  • Artists must devote three hours to Emmanuel’s summer art history course, Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, discussing their own process
  • Emmanuel will host a closing exhibition for all resident artists to participate in and show the larger community the end result of your work.
  • Artists will donate one piece to Emmanuel College at the end of the residency

Each artist is provided housing on campus and a stipend between $1000-1500 dollars. This stipend primarily supports transportation costs to arrive on campus, then towards food and materials. With the dedicated time, and support of equipment and studio space at Emmanuel College many artists have spurred their career or honed and advanced a specific work in progress. Each artist has walked away with an accomplishment that could not have happened without the ECAR experience. Spending time in a new city has allowed our artists to make new connections and broaden their opportunities, leading to possible exhibitions and teaching positions in the greater Boston area.

About Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College is a liberal arts school in the heart of Boston with a seventeen acre campus. It was founded in 1919 as the first Catholic all women’s college in New England. In 2001, the school became coed. It is located in the Fenway district, next door to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and a short walk from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Since 2010, Emmanuel College has supported artists by offering a chance to spend the summer in this culturally rich area. With connections to Simmons, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Wentworth and Wheelock, it has an extensive network of library access and information of which artists get to take advantage.

For more information, contact ecar@emmanuel.edu.

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PlatteForum’s Artist Residency – Call For Artists

PlatteForum’s Artist Residency – Call For Artists

PlatteForum’s Artist Residency program supports contemporary artists as they work. The goal is to strengthen individual practice through collaboration and community engagement.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 3 Apr 2017

Residencies are designed to celebrate creativity and foster and challenge artists to incorporate social practice or narrative into their process. Each resident artist becomes a catalyst for innovative and expansive thinking about what art is and can be.

While artists share their creative process and work with youth, PlatteForum gives guidance and ongoing support throughout each artist residency and beyond. Such support generates dialogue with the larger community about the role of the artist in society. Located in a rich urban context, PlatteForum’s dynamic, artist-centered residencies engage this community in the creation of new work where artists, youth, and the public collaborate.

Preference will be given to artists whose work addresses the larger questions in our world today such as race, class, social, and ecological issues. In doing this, PlatteForum hopes to provoke dialogue that helps shape our public narratives and cultural conversations. Residency Schedule: September 2017 – August 2018.

PlatteForum’s Artist Residency benefits:

  • Six-to-eight-week residency. A weekly stipend ($250).
  • Share ideas with and demonstrate process to a diverse group of youth in structured workshops. Approximately 4-6 hours per week and supported by staff.
  • The contemporary facility is over 4,000 square feet with dedicated open studio (2,000 square feet) and surrounded by staff offices, kitchen, and restrooms.
  • Out-of-town artists will receive guest housing provided by members of the PlatteForum community.
  • Computer, wireless internet, and wireless printers are available throughout the facility.

Residencies at PlatteForum are competitive with over 100 applications and only five slots awarded each year. Each residency gives the artist the time, space, and support to extend their work and share their ideas with the public. Artistic excellence, innovative ideas for engagement and collaboration with the public, and a diversity of ideas, genres, and methodologies are paramount in selecting artists. There are four available slots in PlatteForum’s Artist Residency program each season.

A strong theme of PlatteForum’s Artist Residency is strengthening individual practice through collaboration. Resident artists dedicate 4-6 hours each week to work with a small group of underserved youth, K-12, in intensive workshops. In collaboration with PlatteForum staff, the Artist in Residence will concept, organize, and facilitate a series of youth workshops. Each residency culminates in a public reception where the work and ideas of the creative resident and youth are presented through a performance, exhibition, or artist talk, or seminar. This depends on the kind of work created by the artist resident and the youth.

For more information, contact rvaughan@platteforum.org.

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Picture Social Justice And Human Rights – Call For Artists

gallery1581 invites artists to submit artwork to the exhibition, Picture Social Justice and Human Rights. The goal is to promote and contribute to a collective vision of social justice and human rights expressed in visual art.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Feb 2017

The opening reception will be on Friday, March 31st from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The art exhibition runs from March 31st – June 30th.

Selected artists will benefit from the Picture Social Justice And Human Rights art exhibition in the following ways:

  • Artwork will be viewed by a wide breadth of the Greater Boston population.
  • Opportunity to gain a 50% profit from the sale of their artwork.
  • Participation will be a part of, and support, a new masters degree program in Social Justice and Human Rights.
  • Serve to awaken our hope and promote constructive action in individuals, groups, and communities.
  • Create art to engage the viewer, promote healing within ourselves and our world, and inspire action for social justice.

gallery1581 is located within the Boston Graduate School for Psychoanalysis (BGSP). On any given day, there is a myriad of people passing through our doors. Further, as a graduate school with several masters-level and doctorate-level programs in the field of psychology, BGSP prepares graduates to apply their understanding of emotional and mental life to benefit individuals, groups, and society. BGSP has been opening doors to psychoanalysis for over 40 years, increasing access to psychoanalytic training, education, and treatment. It is the only accredited independent graduate school of psychoanalysis in the country. BGSP enrolls people from all walks of life to explore the human unconscious.

For more information, contact gallery1581@bgsp.edu.

Picture Social Justice And Human Rights - Call For Artists

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Vision: An Artist’s Perspective – Call for Artists

Gutfreund Cornett Art and UniteWomen.org announces a call for artists for Vision: An Artist’s Perspective.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 22 Apr 2016

  • Exhibition dates: July 5 – 29, 2016
  • Artist opening and panel: July 16, 2016
  • Eligibility: All self-identified women artists

In this turbulent time of political changes, gender and economic inequality, global conflicts, environmental challenges, as well as social, racial, women’s rights, reproductive choice, and health care issues, how do we effect positive change through art? Gutfreund Cornett Art is looking for self-identified women artists to present literal to poetic, abstract to representational, psychological, and social and political commentary art. Share your vision and help change the world through art.

Guest jurors, Michelle Nye and Suzanne Gray, will choose three works each from Vision: An Artist’s Perspective to receive Special Recognition awards and an exhibition catalog. These pieces will be highlighted within the gallery, in the print and online galleries, at the top of the Gutfreund Cornett Art online gallery, and on the UniteWomen.org website.

Vision: An Artist's Perspective

Karen Gutfreund and Sherri Cornett are Curator/Exhibition Directors, Arts Administrators, and practicing artists. Gutfreund Cornett Art is a curatorial partnership that specializes in creating exhibitions in venues around the U.S. ​on themes of art as activism, stimulating dialog, ​raising consciousness, ​and creating social change.

Gutfreund has worked in the Painting & Sculpture Department for MoMA, the Andre Emmerick Gallery, The Knoll Group, the John Berggruen Gallery, Arc Gallery, and the Pacific Art League. With degrees in Fine Arts and Art History, she is a consultant to galleries and for private and corporate collections. Over the past six years, Gutfreund has focused on creating exhibitions for women artists that travel around the country.

Sherri Cornett, with degrees in political science and art, has a long history of advocacy, activism, and campaign work around issues of human rights, women’s rights, environment, education and the arts, board leadership, as an employee, and as a volunteer. Cornett has created international exhibition opportunities for women artists as Director of the Women’s Caucus for Art’s Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art, an art-based cultural exchange in China, and as Co-Director of Women + Body, an exhibition in South Korea. She has also represented the non-profit and NGO Women’s Caucus for Art at United Nations conferences.

For more information, contact gutfreundcornettart@gmail.com.

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