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World of Co Artist Residency 2020 (Sofia, Bulgaria) – Call For Artists

World of Co Artist Residency 2020 (Sofia, Bulgaria) – Call For Artists

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.

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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.

Support

  • 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

Meetings

  • 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)

Group Exhibition

  • 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

Social Equity

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.

For more information, contact contact@worldof.co.

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AIR Studio Paducah 2019 – Call For Artists

AIR Studio Paducah 2019 – Call For Artists

AIR Studio Paducah 2019 is an artist-in-residence studio and efficiency apartment located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky and six blocks from the Ohio River. AIR Studio Paducah welcomes self-motivated, focused artists working in in a range of creative practices: visual artists, photographers, architects, writers, composers, and improvisational choreographers. Applicants are encouraged to have a clear objective for their residency. Stays usually range from two weeks to three months.

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Deadline: 15 Feb 2019

AIR Studio Paducah 2019 Artist Benefits

The AIR Studio Paducah 2019 residency affords time and space for focused, independent work, the development of new ideas, and experimentation. Visits to area cultural centers, galleries, and performance venues as well as short trips to regional arts facilities can open up a range of networking possibilities. AIR Studio Paducah features a storefront gallery/multi-purpose space that can be used for exhibitions or presentations during the residency.

About AIR Studio Paducah

AIR Studio Paducah is in its 14th year as an artist residency program. It is situated in the heart of the LowerTown Arts District, Paducah, Kentucky. Since 2004, creatives have passed through the AIR doors to make the most of the space and a stretch of undistracted time as envisioned by founder Alonzo Davis, himself an artist.

Drawn to Paducah by the Artist Relocation Program, Davis initially considered LowerTown as the location for a personal studio/retreat. Inspired by working retreat experiences in California, Costa Rica, Connecticut, Wyoming, Colorado, and Virginia, Davis decided to establish an artist residency program. Not only would visiting artists benefit, but also their interaction with a changing influx of creatives from outside could lend an additional dynamic to the evolving LowerTown community. An active residency program would heighten the arts district’s visibility.

For most of its existence, AIR residents have been visual and fiber artists, a few photographers, and a scattering of creatives in other disciplines. The application process has since expanded and opened up to writers, architects, composers and improvisational choreographers. Geographically, AIR residents hail from all over the U.S. east, west, north, south and Canada.

“The perks of a residency at AIR Studio include time to focus on getting work done and the chance to work in the close-knit atmosphere of the community, which is generally supportive of artists… the studio space is a large open space which accommodates work in a variety of disciplines.”

For more information, contact airstudiopaducah@gmail.com.

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Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017 has issued a call for all artists who depict sexuality, gender, identity, and relationships for the 15th annual festival.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Jan 2017

All artists 18 years old and over are encouraged to submit works of erotic art in any medium. Sculptors, multimedia artists, painters, and those creating interactive art are particularly encouraged to apply.

Call is open noon on December 1, 2016 through 11pm on January 15, 2017.

Regular submission fee is $35 for: 5 pieces of art submitted in in Visual and Literary categories; 3 proposals for Interactive Installations and Performances; 20 items for the Festival Store. In honor of our 15th anniversary, the Early Bird submission fee is $15 between December 1st and December 14th.

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017  jury is comprised of five individuals: an artist, an art professional, an art collector, a sex-positive activist, and a Festival committee member. Jury members are selected by the Festival Director and the Steering Committee and change each year except under special circumstances or on the basis of expertise in the realm of erotic art. The jury will select pieces based on: quality of execution, depth of emotion, originality of subject, and thought-provoking elements that ignite conversations about sexuality, erotica, art, and/or societal mores.

There are many benefits to submitting your work to the Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017. Everyone who pays a submission fee receives a discounted admission to the Festival.

Accepted visual, literary, and installation artists:

  • Receive a full pass to the three-day Festival for their personal use
  • Receive an invitation for self and a guest to our exclusive Artist Reception with our Art Activists, VIPs, and other artists
  • Featured in the Festival, for an audience of thousands
  • Part of an exhibition with high art sales (avg. 25%) and competitive commissions
  • Featured in a keepsake Festival program
  • Promoted on the Festival website
  • Offered printing and framing opportunities and artists’ workshops (for visual artists)
  • Included in a professionally produced Anthology, and have an opportunity to be a part of the popular Poets’ Tour (for Literary artists)

About the Seattle Erotic Art Festival

Seattle Erotic Art Festival encourages the creation, enjoyment, and purchase of erotic art – sparking conversations to ignite personal and cultural evolution. It began with a desire to showcase stunning erotic art – to create a place to celebrate, discuss, and support pieces that were rarely seen in mainstream galleries and museums. We dreamed of sexy people in a lush environment devouring amazing art and an event that joyfully encouraged people to be as open and expressive as they wanted to be.

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival is the flagship program of the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization promoting healthy expression of sexuality and creating consent culture through education, the arts, and community outreach.

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture offers the Foundation Award to one artist whose work will be purchased to be showcased in the Foundation’s collection and will be an invited artist at the next year’s Festival.

For more information, contact info@seattleerotic.org.

Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017

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