Do you know how to coordinate some development? Today Vermont Studio Center announced a new open position on their super beautiful grounds. Details below — applications accepted until November 15, 2012 with a start date in early January 2013.
POSITION AVAILABLE: Development Coordinator
The Development Coordinator is responsible for the efficient and professional operation of all internal aspects of the VSC Development Office.
S/he participates in each year’s fundraising plan, including overseeing the details of the annual development calendar, prospecting and donor record-keeping, and other customary development support activities. S/he collaborates with colleagues on creating the annual campaign concepts and coordinates the Annual Fund solicitation letters and bulk mailings. S/he produces gift acknowledgements and receipts, facilitates staff and board communication/conference calls, and oversees the development database and paper files.
The Development Coordinator is supportively involved in the collaboration between the Development and Founder’s offices at VSC and between the board and staff. S/he provides logistical support to the board of trustees and assists in the planning, execution, and follow-up for special events.
S/he reports the Director for Development. S/he supervises development-related work exchange residents and the Development assistant, who provide direct support to the Coordinator. As all staff at the Vermont Studio Center, the Coordinator promotes and safeguards the vision, mission, and ambitions of the organization and is encouraged to think creatively on behalf of the Studio Center and the artists and writers it supports.
The successful candidate will have prior experience or equivalent in arts organizations and/or fundraising, with capital campaign experience a plus. S/he will be experienced with a Mac-based computer network and fundraising data systems (VSC uses Salesforce). S/he will be expected to interact productively with the wide range of individuals and groups that are attracted to the Studio Center and its programs.
This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Gary Clark, Director for Development
Vermont Studio Center
P.O. Box 613
Johnson, VT 05656
Applications are now open (and quickly closing!) for Artist-In-Residence program at the University of Chicago.
The Arts + Public Life Initiative and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture invite applications for their joint 2012/13 Artist-in-Residence Program beginning November 2012 and culminating in a public exhibition at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in August 2013. The program awards a ten-month residency to outstanding Chicago-based artists and collaboratives—with an emphasis on those whose work critically engages issues of race and ethnicity—and provides the opportunity to (1) draw on the University of Chicago’s resources, critical faculty, and student body to develop, advance, and disseminate their work; (2) deepen individual practices through critique, public engagement, skills and knowledge sharing; and (3) create a space where personal inquiry and collaborative relationships can flourish.
With the “city as laboratory” framework, we invite creative professionals to explore how they can impact campus, community, and city alike. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all disciplines, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.
more info here
Deadline: September 7th, 2012
This week Lars von Trier put out a call for submissions to be part of his new user-generated project, Gesamt. Honestly this project sounds pretty weirdo (and is in some way probably slightly sexist and anti-semitic) but, as it is emphasized: “Technical skills are not the biggest priority — originality and enthusiasm are much more important.”
The main point is to respond—in some sense via video—to six major works of art that von Trier picked. Though all artist he is asking to respond to are dudes, the press release notes several times that, if chosen, you will be working with a young female director.
Deadline is September 6th. Gesamt will premiere 12th of October 2012 in Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
and, the NYT announcement
Due to technical difficulties, the gods gave you extra time for the Propeller Fund, apply by August 5th. Midway Fair call for proposals ends August 15th, Threewalls solo residency app due the 30th, AAAANNDDD, as Duncan mentioned earlier this week, ARTADIA – Chicago is coming up on the 20th. Friendly reminder: Hatch Projects curatorial residency is up on the 15th as well…artists, you have until October 1st, AKA September 30th after a lot of coffee at 11:30 pm.
Curatorial practice is in the air this week. Word came from the awesome people over at HATCH Projects as part of the Chicago Artists Coalition that applications are up for both the curatorial and artists residencies. Elsewhere in the world of curatorial-ness, something is going down in Paris, and Frieze wants someone badass to hire.
Hatch Projects curatorial residency application: August 15th
Hatch Projects artists residency application: October 1st
HATCH Projects (2012-2013) is a yearlong, juried incubator for contemporary Chicago artists and curators that strives to support an ecology of curatorial and artistic practice. A pioneering initiative of CAC, HATCH Projects fosters shared experimentation, exchange and creativity to produce ground-breaking exhibitions and programs.
The Curatorial Residency is a new component of the program, designed by an Advisory Committee of local curators, artists and arts administrators who identified a need for professional development opportunities for emerging curators.
Artist Residents are divided into groups of six to work with one Curator Resident throughout the year. Selected artists will participate in two exhibitions curated by the group’s assigned Curator Resident. Each Artist Resident receives professional development through dynamic exhibitions, one-on-one studio visits, public programs, and community building to develop a sustainable creative practice.
Mentor Curators will provide experienced mentorship to selected Curator Residents throughout the year: Romi Crawford, (Ph.D.) Associate Professor, Visual Critical Studies and Liberal Arts and Graduate Director, Visual Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Lisa Dorin (Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago); Sarah Herda (Executive Director, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts); and Lisa Yun
Lee (Director, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum). Tricia Van Eck (founder and Director, 6018 North) will act as the HATCH Projects Advisor.
High five woman curator power.
chicagoartistscoalition.org/hatchprojects/ for HATCH Projects application guidelines.
Young Curators program, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, EU
Deadline September 30th
(hell yes: no application fee, must be under 40)
Dedicated to the emergence of the newest forms of contemporary art as it is, the Palais de Tokyo sees participating in the renewal of the ecosystem of art as part of its remit. This is why it undertakes to seek out and support new players, and new directions.
Thus in the summer of 2013 the Palais de Tokyo is entrusting its entire program schedule to young curators. Selected on the basis of the proposals they submit, the winners will bear witness to the perpetual reinvention of the issues involved in curating an exhibition, their scouting talent, and their ability to dream up new ways of relating to art. This event is likewise intended to demonstrate the dynamism of Paris and the surrounding area as part of a joint initiative involving a great many partners and institutions.
Curator, Frieze Foundation
Frieze Foundation is seeking an experienced curator to devise the programme of special commissions at Frieze London, including: Frieze Projects, Frieze Film, and the selection and production of the Emdash award. The curator will have sole responsibility to deliver a high-profile and innovative art programme at the London fair.
Application: To apply for this position please send a CV and covering letter to email@example.com with ‘Curator, Frieze Foundation’ in the subject line.