January 30, 2013 · Print This Article
Over the weekend I was away in DC (shout out to Chicago for being way cooler) and was inundated with residency info by a certain email happy Canadian. With the world aflutter of the upcoming BOLT and PLAND residencies, as well as the impending Ox-Bow, ACRE, and scores of other residency applications, we gon’ two part this mother. So lets do this. Break down below and as always, good luck!
The nearly impossible to get into but is super badass and you should try anyway BOLT residency is now accepting applications with new subsidized studio rates (thanks to the Andy Warhol Foundation.)
From the website:
BOLT Residency is a highly competitive, juried, one-year artist studio residency program offering artists the opportunity to engage the Chicago arts community and its public in critical dialogue about contemporary art. Located at the Chicago Artists’ Coalition’s (CAC) 8,000 sq ft West Loop facility, BOLT provides workspace, creative community, exhibition opportunities and professional development for Chicago-based, contemporary artists.
To apply you need to:
Complete online form
Provide 5-10 Work Samples
Pay non-refundable, $25 application fee.
Complete info available here.
PLAND, short for Planned Liberating Art through Necessary Dislocation, is the zen cousin of BOLT. Where BOLT is a city dwellin’, PLAND is rural New Mexican. There is no formal application, interview and anxiety process, only love. You also have options… are you more of a two to four week resident applicant? Or a Building or Special Projects program person?
From my trusty Phone Book guide:
Part Alternative school, part laboratory, part homestead, part art studio, PLAND is an active solution for merging art and life.
APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 15 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete info available at www.itspland.org
pppssssttttt — if you have any opportunities you’d like to share, you can always tweet us @badatsports, or email us at email@example.com
Happy New Year! I have scoured the Internets for you, which included twitter, and look what the cat dragged in. Jason Lazarus+Photography+Johalla Projects = all kinds of awesome.
Information below. Good luck!
Filter Photo Festival is pleased to announce an open call for photographic work for a juried exhibition, “Archetype Drift.” Filter’s 4th juried exhibition will run concurrently with the Society for Photographic Education’s (SPE) 2013 National Conference. The exhibition will be held at Johalla Projects, a gallery located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, and will run from March 4th – March 23rd, with an opening reception on March 6th. Archetype Drift will be juried by artist, curator, writer, and educator Jason Lazarus.
- February 4th: Deadline for submissions
- Mid-February: Entrants are notified of juror’s decision
- March 4th: Exhibition opens
- March 6th: Opening reception
- March 23rd: Exhibition closes
Theme: Archetype Drift
“The illiterate of the future will be the person ignorant of the use of the camera as well as the pen.” -Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
Photography can be a painful mirror.
Because of its illustrative tendencies and mnemonic capacities, photography enables us to tell the stories we want to tell with a hammer that is the frame. What happens when the medium gets in the way of the most important narratives?
Photography can be a seductive enabler that, at its worst, allows us to fetishize, beautify, and conduct shallow investigations. Meanwhile, paradigmatic changes in history and culture metastasize alongside new technological ways to make, edit, and distribute images. Are photographers pushing envelopes of meaning and relevance? Are they even keeping pace?
With the ubiquity of images high and low, how does an image-maker create cultural value in 2013?
Archetype Drift is a call for new methods of photographic making, editing, and presentation. It is a call for risk taking, chance operations, relabeling, and letting go of the comfortable. It is in itself an experiment and a (momentary) mirror.
December 16, 2012 · Print This Article
Eliza Dangler (1987-2011) interned in the Department of Photography in the summer and fall of 2011. She undertook invaluable research and writing for multiple exhibitions, most importantly Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964-1977.
As a tribute to Eliza Dangler’s focus and keen intellect, this paid internship will be awarded twice each calendar year to a Ph.D. or post-M.A. student in Art History with a demonstrated commitment to the public mission of museums. The successful candidate will assist with one or more exhibitions in the Department of Photography, particularly by furthering curatorial research. Solid research and writing skills are indispensable.
Exact dates are flexible, but candidates must make a commitment for 12 weeks at 2 days per week.
Oh 60 degree Chicago…there is a mix of seasonal affective disorder and global warming in the air. It’s time to apply to something, anything, in an effort to be slightly productive. Luckily Northwestern University has begun to accept applications for their Visiting Artist program and Open Engagement has put out a call for the 2013 conference. Information included below. As always, good luck!
: May 31, 2013
Position Start Date: Sep. 1, 2013
Visiting Artist, salary commensurate with qualifications. Contract will be for 1 to 2 years, depending on experience and qualifications. Position may be renewable for a limited term.
Applicants engaged in innovative work in any media with a strong record of recent exhibitions or related professional activities are encouraged to apply. Other qualifications include an MFA or equivalent and knowledge of contemporary critical and theoretical issues. Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
Position commences Sept. 1, 2013. Priority will be given to applications received by Jan 1. Application materials to be provided online include 20 images or other appropriate documentation of work, selected syllabi of courses taught, names of 3 references with phone numbers and email addresses. AA/EOE. Apply athttp://www.northwestern.slideroom.com
Open Engagement International Conference
May 17-19, 2013
submissions due January 4th, 2013
OPEN ENGAGEMENT is an international conference that sets out to explore various perspectives on art and social practice and expand the dialogue around socially engaged art making. The Open Engagement conference is an initiative of Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA concentration. Directed and founded by Jen Delos Reyes and planned in conjunction with Harrell Fletcher and the Art and Social Practice students, this year’s conference features keynote presenters Claire Doherty, Tom Finkelpearl, and Michael Rakowitz. The work by these artists and scholars touch on subjects including public art, politics, art in context and education.
For Open Engagement 2013 we are bringing together these voices to reflect on Publics, Contexts and Institutions in relation to the current state of socially engaged art, education and institutional practice.
You are invited to contribute to OPEN ENGAGEMENT by submitting your proposals for projects, performances, tours, interventions, presentations, or panel ideas.
Recently compiled emails show that we have a little somethin-somethin for everyone. Michiganians have the upper hand on this one though. (…haha?) If you live in Detroit you should get in on this Kresge Artist Fellowship application and if you’re a bored PhD, Cranbrook prefers you. Columbia College has that baller book arts residency this winter. Humble has it’s new Fall/Winter grant application up. And, holy shit, SAIC IS HIRING.
2013 Kresge Artist Fellowships — $25,000 for emerging and established metropolitan Detroit artists
We believe your art invigorates our city. We believe that within our creative community lies a path to our imagined future. Your energy, your talent, your ideas inspire. We believe this so strongly that we’re willing to invest. In you. In a creative Detroit.
Literary Arts: Arts criticism in all categories (including literary, performing and visual), creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, spoken word, and interdisciplinary work (including experimental work, graphic novels, zines and other hybrid forms).
Visual Arts: Art and technology, book arts, ceramics, collage, drawing, fiber, glass, installation, metalwork, painting, photography, performance art, printmaking, sculpture, video art, and interdisciplinary work (including experimental work and other hybrid forms).
Application Deadline: February 1, 2013
Cranbrook Academy of Art — Call for Critical Studies Fellowship
Cranbrook Academy of Art, a preeminent graduate school of art, design and architecture seeks applicants working in the fields of Critical Theory and/or Contemporary Art, Craft and Design Theory for a one-semester residential teaching fellowship for Fall 2013. Please note: we are not seeking candidates who are primarily studio artists or who propose a studio-based series. (womp, womp)
Travel stipend toward R/T travel to campus and/or professional activities
Housing (private apartment on campus)
Fellows must reside on campus and be free from professional duties during fellowship (September 9- December 20, 2013)
Application must be postmarked by December 1, 2011.
To apply, send 3 copies of a packet that includes:
• Completed Application Form
• Letter of interest
• Academic CV (including bibliography of published work)
• Proposal of Series for the Fall 2012 semester (to include 2 lectures and 2 discussion topics)
• Names and contact information for three references (must include telephone number)
Mail application to:
Sarah Turner / Critical Studies Fellowship
Cranbrook Academy of Art
PO Box 801
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801
Founded in 1932, Cranbrook Academy of Art is located on a National Historic Landmark campus in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The country’s only independent graduate-only program in visual art, architecture and design, Cranbrook offers an intense and intimate learning experience for 150 graduate students in a community of studio-based programs where Artists-in-Residence mentor students to creatively influence contemporary culture.
For more information, contact Sarah Turner at the address above or: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anchor Graphics/Center for Book and Paper Arts Joint Residency
TIMELINE: • Completed entries must be emailed by December 1, 2012. • Notice of acceptance will be emailed by December 5, 2012. • The residency dates are January 7 – 25, 2013.
Anchor Graphics and the Center for Book and Paper Arts are offering a three-week residency this winter interim, from January 7–25, 2013. The residency is intended to provide time and facilities for a artist to work alone on a specific project.
The Centers are combining resources this year to offer an emerging or mid-career experienced book artist and/or printmaker a combination of resources to complete their artistic vision, including access to studio space and Anchor Graphics and the Center for Book and Paper Art’s top quality print, letterpress, bookbinding, and digital studios. There is also a housing and honorarium component to the residency.
Humble Foundation NY – New Photography Grant
2012 Fall/Winter Grant Guidelines
Humble Arts Foundation established the New Photography Grant in 2007 to help support photo-based art projects in the U.S. and abroad.
How the Grant Works
Given twice annually (fall and spring), the grant is a $1,000 cash award that recognizes the strongest new proposal in contemporary art photography as submitted to Humble Arts Foundation.
Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2012, 11:59 PM, PST
We accept applications from photographers who are at least 18 years old, regardless of geographic location.
We will fund projects that are new or ongoing. Applicants should submit no more than one proposal requesting support for one project.
Humble Arts Foundation’s senior curatorial staff will review projects for visual strength and clarity of proposal.
Submit exactly ten images. Each image must be a jpg, 72dpi and 600 pixels wide only, that means the width of the top of the image, not the side (length).
Artist members: Free
Deadline: January 7, 2013
Full-time Faculty Position, Art Historian, North American Art, 1865–1945
Deadline: December 1, 2012
Good luck to everyone, always!