Every week a flood of emails come in and while most are super boring, some are genuine things from genuine people we love and want to share. As always, feel free to email us with magical things to post and help spread the Internet word around.

Highlights include exhibition and curatorial open calls in New York, ACRE residency, Marfa, Texas fieldwork research and the Version 12: Bridgeport kickstarter link.




What happens when you invite cultural workers, community developers, entrepreneurs, artists, designers, foodies, public space hackers, urban planners, cultural geographers, and dreamers to swarm a neighborhood and transform it for one month? Version 12: Bridgeport: The Community of the Future.

Deadline: We have 5 days to make sure this incredibly awesome thing happens



[SIC] APPAREL is garage operation made up of individuals who enjoy creating art together. Fairly standard for a start up apparel company, but they seem to have an angle. The collective is made up of a group of talented and dedicated artists. These artists treat the shirts you buy like a canvas: each shirt you buy is a piece of art. The selling of these shirts benefits the artists by spreading their work far and wide across the world. The artists at [SIC] also work to support causes by dedicating the funds of many their shirt designs to particular non profit organizations. The [SIC] facility is an energetic and creative space for artists that works to develop unique and superior apparel.

Deadline: April 23, 2012






Free Radio: A Project by Brian Gillis and Robin Lambert

Deadline: May 5th, 2012

CUE Art Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of Free Radio,
the winning selection of the inaugural open call for proposals. The
call, titled Community Cultural Hub: Re-thinking CUE’s Space, seeks
proposals that would utilize the gallery space in a non-traditional
manner, address a wider audience than the typical gallery-going
public, and promote the activity of artists over the art object.

Free Radio is a community-based project that uses CUE Art Foundation’s
gallery as a laboratory in which a different local community will be
aided each week with the construction of an on-site radio station and
the development of radio programming relative to that community. Each
one-week session will be comprised of a series of activities directed
toward community building, the development of a voice, archiving that
voice, and developing the skills associated with radio technology. The
result is a public broadcast produced entirely by each community and
transmitted to the greater New York City metropolitan area each week.
The process will be perpetually archived and transmitted via the
Internet, so as to simultaneously preserve and broadcast the process
beyond the walls of the gallery and beyond the range of the radio



Humble Art Foundation’s  Young Curators, New Ideas IV

Open Call for Curatorial Proposals

Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2012, 6PM, PST

Young Curators, New Ideas IV is an experimental group exhibition that broadly examines the intersection between curatorial practice and modes of artistic production. YCNI seeks to provide a venue for emerging curators to develop their practice, experiment with ideas, form relationships with artists and expand their presence within the contemporary art community. In the past, YCNI has supported projects by Karen Archey, Jon Feinstein, Laurel Ptak, Jose Ruiz, James Shaeffer, Lumi Tan and Cleopatra’s, to name a few.



The Summer Show Project at FOLEYgallery

Deadline: May 6, 2012

The Summer Show Project offers the unique chance for artists to work directly with FOLEYgallery.  The exhibition will feature one artist that works with photography and one artist that makes works on paper. This initiative will provide an opportunity for emerging or under represented artists to have their work seen, recognized and reviewed in a professional gallery setting.







Psst…today is the deadline for Ox-Bow. We hope you had a pleasant application experience and if not, there is always next year!



Deadline: April 20, 2012

The ACRE Residency Program takes place every summer in rural Southwest
Wisconsin. Developed as a means to support emerging visual artists and
musicians, the program provides artists with the opportunity to expand
upon their individual practices as well as take part in optional
programming within a collaborative community. Additionally, visiting
artists are invited to conduct studio visits and present lectures,
discussions, and workshops. Residents can apply for a 12-day residency
or are free to determine the length of their stay for a reasonable day
rate. The residency supports 25-30 residents at a given time.



Texas & Beyond


International researcher-in-residence program – Fieldwork: Marfa

Marfa, Texas

Deadline: April 12, 2012
Fieldwork: Marfa is the joint project of three leading European schools, ESBA Nantes M̩tropole, HEAD РGen̬ve and Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. This international researcher-in-residence program is dedicated to the practice of art in public space, critical approaches to landscape/ borders and artistic projects based on field investigation methods. Located in Marfa, Texas, USA, this outstanding platform is intended for emerging artists, critics and/or researchers.



Vanderkellen Foundation

Bolton, VT

Deadline: Rolling basis, no formal application process (!!!)

All are welcome, including – farmers, gardeners, builders, writers, thinkers, talkers, cooks, architects, bon vivants, hikers, students, lazy sods, designers, dreamers, fools, office jockeys, etc.



ACE Artist in Residence Center Open Call 2012

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Deadline: April 30, 2012

Looking for an excellent place to experience life and create art in a new location? Come to ´ACE! Your time and space for reflection, research, presentation and art production!




The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center’s Residency Program

Northern Italy

Deadline: May 1, 2012

The Residency Program allows for focused work, uninterrupted by the professional and personal demands of daily life. In addition to time for dedicated work on individual projects and for reflection during the day, building new connections and collegial interaction with other residents is a defining characteristic of the Bellagio experience.

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center’s mission is to promote innovation, creativity, and impact-oriented solutions to critical global problems. Residencies and conferences at the Center, located in Northern Italy, support work in the Foundation’s key issue areas: global health; climate change resilience; urbanization; social and economic security; as well as food, water, and housing. In addition, the Center welcomes proposals from all fields that advance the Foundations’ long-standing mission to promote the well-being of humankind.



The Harvestworks New Works Program

Deadline: May 1, 2012

The Harvestworks New Works Program offers commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for the TEAM lab activities. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors.

New works may include multiple channel audio or video installations, interactive performance systems, data visualization or projects involving hardware hacking, circuit bending or custom built interfaces, as well as projects that use the web. Up to 12 residencies will be selected (depending on project size and funding) along with up to five $1000 project scholarships. Priority will be given to the creative use of the Harvestworks’ production facility and the innovative use of sound and/or picture. Emerging artists and artists of color are encouraged to apply.





Deadline: May 1, 2012
The Distillery Residency is an 8 week free workspace-only residency running from June 18th  to August 17th  at The Distillery, a former rum distillery and arts building in South Boston, MA. Residents will be given a 240 sq/ft studio space to work in for the duration of their residency and will be provided a materials budget up to $800 depending on the scope of their project.







ENCATC – Cultural Policy Research Award 2012

Bruxelles, Belgium

Deadline: May 7, 2012


The Cultural Policy Research Award was launched in 2004 by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, and since 2008, is developed in partnership with ENCATC. Designed to foster academic and applied cultural policy research and to explore issues at stake in contemporary Europe, the Cultural Policy Research Award aims to contribute to new competence building among young scholars in comparative cultural policy research.



The International Ibsen Scholarships

Deadline: April 30, 2012
The Ibsen Scholarships award innovative projects in the field of drama and performing arts and projects that act as incentives for critical discourse in regards to existential and society-related subject matters concerning Henrik Ibsen and his plays. Scholarship funds amount to 1,000,000 NOK (approx. 130.000 Euro/170.000 US Dollars) will be awarded projects worldwide.

Scholarships are applicable to individuals, organizations or institutions within the artistic and cultural community.