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May 19, 2012 · Print This Article

Chicago! (or rather, Cook County) the Propeller Fund is up and ready for your application. Gallery 400 and Threewalls team up again for the third year in a row to award 15 incredibly lucky people and break everyone elses heart. There is also a slew of workshop and one-on-one opportunities to discuss and learn more about the process throughout the summer. Don’t be lazy!

From the website:

Propeller Fund provides money directly to artists, curators, and groups living and working in Cook County, Illinois, and seeks to support projects that are independent, informal, self-organized, and long-term or short-term. Propeller Fund recognizes that small, informal, and self-organized operations constitute a large catalyst for the creative activity and vitality of the Chicago visual art world. These projects are responsible for much of the complexity and richness in the art community.

Propeller Fund exists to stimulate further growth throughout Chicago; to encourage more varied models; to spread the activities into more diverse areas; to promote the public’s interaction with, and public recognition of such activities; and to spark ambitions beyond current formats.



Deadline: August 1st, 2012


UCLA’s 2012 Wight Biennial

MFA-ers in despair over the hard truth of Hennessey Youngman’s new Grad School thoughtz, the Wight Biennial is here to save you. By June 1st.


From the website:

The Wight Biennial is curated and produced by a committee of graduate students in the art department, often in collaboration with students from other departments. The objective of the show is to exhibit this specific group of emerging artists as well as foster an investigative exchange between graduate programs at UCLA and other institutions in the United States and abroad.

 The 2012 exhibition is an exploration of interference as a model for art-making and reception. The glitch, the stutter, the moiré, the illegible palimpsest, the thwarted expectation, and the feedback loop are examples of things that can be understood as interference events or as having arisen from an interference event. The artwork that we seek for this exhibition will be born from, infused with, or generate interference. It will contain a rupture or divergence from the agreed upon language that it appears to use.


Cue the Deleuze. More info here: http://newwightbiennial2012.tumblr.com/


Some links for y’all:


New York Fine Artist’s classifieds of opportunities and services, mostly for you east-coasters.

Re-titles evergrowing repertoire of announcements, especially focusing on the internationally minded.

College Art Association’s very professional listings of conferences, fellowships and call for proposals.

Endless Opportunities (Or Something)

April 28, 2012 · Print This Article


Alright y’all, I’m pretty proud of this one after the last bender post. What it lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality and here at Bad At Sports we are all about something for everyone…usually…

I highly recommend the AFC’s open call for writers, making a book for the National Museum of Woman in the Arts and checking out CULTUREHALL. What artist opportunity list would be complete without a possibly sketchy art contest, though? Not this one, that’s for sure.




Weirdo email fundraiser of the week comes from Duncan’s friends over at Wikipedia art, calling for help for “TWEETS IN SPACE.”

The gist:

We will beam Twitter discussions from participants worldwide towards GJ667Cc – an exoplanet 22 light years away that might support earth-like biological life. Anyone with an Internet connection can participate during two performance events, which will simultaneously take place online, at the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2012, New Mexico), and in the stars.

Feeling frisky with your 10 dollars?





Rhizome at the New Museum

New York, New York

May 1, 2012
The Commissions Program supports emerging artists by providing grants for the creation of significant works of new media art. Projects can be made for the context of the gallery, the public, the web or networked devices. Awards generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.

This year, Rhizome is placing a specific focus on projects geared that address social issues and/or promote individual advancement through education or participation. Our focus is not restricted to this theme, but it is a priority.

The Commissions Program also provides members with a significant opportunity to survey and select applications; two of the commissions will be determined by the membership through an open vote. The majority of awards will be decided by a jury moderated by Lauren Cornell, executive director of Rhizome. The jury includes Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London; Jonathan Lethem, author of The Ecstasy of Influence, The Fortress of Solitude, and Motherless Brooklyn; and Caitlin Jones, executive director of Western Front.



National Museum of Women in the Arts

June 30, 2012

The Library Fellows Program was established in 1989 to encourage and support the creation of artists’ books and to benefit the Library and Research Center.


Although collaborative works are allowed and even encouraged, the artist who is responsible for the overall creation, design, and realization of the book must be a woman.

The Fellows’ contributions are used to produce an artist’s book in a limited edition of 125 copies. As a benefit of membership, each Fellow receives a copy of the book. The artists keep 25 copies as a form of remuneration for their creative efforts. The remaining copies are sold and the money generated from the sale benefits the Library and Research Center.





Culturehall’s New Artist’s Feature

May 6, 2012

Culturehall is a curated online resource for contemporary art. There is an open call is to share your work with the curators, collectors, and gallerists who visit Culturehall daily. Four artists will be selected from this call to participate in our June 6th Feature Issue.




Open call for submissions

Friend of B@S Paddy Johnson is accepting pitches from new writers for 1) discourse about art OUTSIDE of NYC (holy shit!?) and 2) ‘Net art. No one really knows what any of that really means but you should go for it anyway.



Gallery 44

Toronto, Canada

June 1, 2012

Call For Workshop Proposals
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is seeking new, dynamic & innovative workshop proposals that respond to contemporary photography through diverse image-making techniques and skill development.





May 24, 2012


The ArtPrize event is a radically open, international art competition and social experiment, focused on expanding and broadening the conversation about art. Registered artists and venues match with one another at artprize.org and the public votes for the winners using mobile devices and the Web.  ArtPrize 2011 included 1,582 artists from 39 countries and 43 U.S. states, as well as nearly 400,000 people who participated in the unprecedented event that awarded $498,000 to the prize winners. Since its inception, individuals of all backgrounds have cast more than 1.2 million votes for public art.

Leading the jury panel includes Jerry Saltz, senior art critic at New York magazine, and Tom Eccles, director of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Others include:

  • Tyler Green, columnist with Modern Painters
  • Lisa Frieman, chair of the contemporary department at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Cathy Edwards, director of performance programs at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas
  • Susan Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine







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April 20, 2012 · Print This Article

This week is making up for last weeks failure in the opportunity department.

The first notable Internet-y thing though is the fact that Google is taking applications for a professional “Doodler” which could be really awesome. Did you see the Eadweard Muybridge radness the other day? Apply, apply, apply!

More info here:


Otherwise there is about a thousand things to look at internationally speaking, as well as something going down at Harvard Museum if you’re fancy. The last few posts have been NYC-heavy and I think we need to scale that back a bit. If, for whatever possible reason, you do live in New York and you’re reading this, I’d suggest joining the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) email list like everyone else on the planet.

We occasionally like to feature our friends when they’re in the midst of their Kickstarter fundraising and this week we heard about a weirdo abandoned amusement park in Berlin that must be changed into Kulturepark – a magical site as a place for creative exchange, site-specific art, urban design, historic memory, social connection, and public imagination.

Fund it.



Chicago-centric updates:

Acre extends residency application by 2 days?! What? Why did I stay up late stressin’ last night…

– Firebelly design is inviting the brightest and most talented design students + recent grads to join forces inside their Chicago studio for Camp Firebelly 2012


Everywhere Else:


Now for an all encompassing insane list of crazy opportunities of everything from Houston’s Lawndale residency (hi guys!) to something called “VIDEOHOLICA” in Bulgaria. Hopefully your German is better than mine.




Director at artworks-mk, UK, England, Milton Keynes.
Deadline: April 19, 2012

Zum nächstmőglichen Zeitpunkt ist an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden die Position des/der Rektors/Rektorin zu besetzen. Germany.
Deadline: April 19, 2012

Milton Keynes MK Gallery: We’re currently seeking an ambitious and capable person to join the Gallery team and work closely with the Director on the organisation and delivery of the exhibitions programme. UK.
Deadline: April 20, 2012

The National Gallery: Assistant Conservator – Band 5 JOB REF: CON/05 – UK, England, London.
Deadline: April 20, 2012

Der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin, Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten: Leiter/in der Kulturabteilung – Kennzahl 08/12 – Berlin, Germany.
Deadline: April 20, 2012

Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, USA
Deadline: April 20, 2012

Deadline: April 20, 2012

The Trustees of The Cooper Gallery and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council are seeking to appoint a fine art researcher for a short-term contract. For further information and a full brief, please contact Natalie Murray at Natalie Murray per e-mail. UK.
Deadline: April 23, 2012

Die Stadt Schwäbisch Gmünd sucht zum frühestmőglichen Zeitpunkt eine/n Museumsdirektorin / Museumsdirektor. Germany.
Deadline: April 24, 2012

Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst: Vizedirektion/Forschungsleitung. Switzerland.
Deadline: April 25, 2012

Michigan State University, MATRIX: The Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences is seeking an experienced, creative, and talented individual to fill the position of Assistant Director. USA.
Deadline: April 25, 2012

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a dynamic and imaginative curator to develop temporary exhibitions as a member of the Museum curatorial team. USA.
Deadline: asap.

Deputy Dean: Faculty of Art, De Montfort University, Leicester. UK.
Deadline: April 26, 2012

Museum für Kommunikation Bern: Projektleiterin / Projektleiter Dauerausstellung. CH.
Deadline: April 27, 2012

Dulwich Picture Gallery: Exhibitions Officer. The holder of this post will report directly to the Head of Exhibitions (HOE). UK.
Deadline: April 27, 2012

Dulwich Picture Gallery: Assistant Curator. The holder of this post will assist the Chief Curator with the care and display of the Gallery’s paintings. UK.
Deadline: April 27, 2012

BCA Center Curator – Burlington City Arts – USA.
Deadline: April 27, 2012

Research Associate: UCL, London. UK.
Deadline: April 27, 2012

The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) launches the Young Curators Program and the Power Corporation of Canada Curatorial Internships Program.
Deadline: April 27, 2012

Program Director, Artisphere Cultural Center, Arlington County Government (Arlington VA). USA.
Deadline: asap.

Binghamton University is seeking a Director of the University Art Museum. UK.
Deadline: Open until Position Filled

Volkswagen Fellows at MoMA PS1: Call for applications for year-long fellows to work on a large scale international exhibition at MoMA PS1. USA.
Deadline: April 30, 2012

Das Festival CULTURESCAPES sucht per sofort eine/n ProduktionsleiterIn Bildende Kunst & Musik: 80-100%. Basel, CH.
Deadline: April 30, 2012

Galerie Thomas: Assistent/in der Geschäftsleitung – München, Germany.
Deadline: April 30, 2012

La Haute école d’art et de design – Genève met au concours le poste de :
Chargé-e de cours HES en Arts visuels / Orientation WORK.MASTER. Pratiques artistiques contemporaines. Taux d’activité : 40-50%. Entrée en fonction : 1er septembre 2012. Switzerland.

Deadline: April 30, 2012

Chargé-e de cours HES en Histoire et théorie de l’architecture, de l’architecture d’intérieur et du design. Taux d’activité : 40%. Switzerland.
Deadline: April 30, 2012

La Haute école d’art et de design – Genève met au concours le poste de :
Chargé-e de cours HES en photographie technique/pratique. Taux d’activité : 50%. Entrée en fonction : 1er septembre 2012. Switzerland.

Deadline: April 30, 2012

Die HPZ-Stiftung sucht eine(n) Mitarbeiter(in) mit kunsthistorischer und medienwissenschaftlicher Vorbildung zur Assistenz und Sekretariat des Vorstands. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Deadline: April 30, 2012

Mount Holyoke College – Five-College Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
in African Art 2012-2015. USA.

Deadline: May 3, 2012

Die Kulturdirektion der Landeshauptstadt Erfurt sucht 1 Kurator/in: Forum Konkrete Kunst/Kunst im Å‘ffentlichen Raum/Aussermuseale Kunst. Germany.
Deadline: May 4, 2012

Renke B. and Pamela M. Thye Curatorial Fellowship (Joseph Beuys) at Harvard Art Museums. Busch-Reisinger Museum. Inquiries may also be directed to the Human Resources Office (telephone - +1 617.495.3555. USA.
Deadline: May 4, 2012

Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellowship at the Harvard Art Museums is
designed to broaden the experience of persons embarking on professional
and scholarly careers in art history who are considering the museum
profession. Cambridge, MA, USA.
Deadline: May 4, 2012

Volkswagen Fellows at MoMA PS1

Deadline: April 30, 2012

The Volkswagen Fellows will assist various museum departments in research, writing, correspondence and other tasks required to produce a large scale international exhibition at MoMA PS1 in 2013, which will be made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.


EUNIC is delighted to present the Curatorial Exchange Programme 2012 for internship in European museums and galleries. Young Russian curators will get internships (from 3 weeks to 2 months) in the leading museums and contemporary art galleries in Europe.
Deadline: May 4, 2012

The British Museum Africa, Oceania and the Americas is looking for a Curator: American Collections, Full-time, Permanent. London, UK.
Deadline: May 9, 2012

Museum Folkwang: Freie Mitarbeit / Werkvertrag, Kunst- / Kulturvermittlung. Germany.
Deadline: May 13, 2012

Heart of Brooklyn, a nonprofit cultural consortium, seeks a dynamic self-starter and highly motivated individual as Director to manage the partnership activities. NYC, USA.
Deadline: May 15, 2012

Toledo Museum of Art Fellowship Program in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites applications from candidates who completed their doctoral studies within the last five years in art history or a related discipline. USA.
Deadline: May 15, 2012





Lynne Newman Foundation scholarships: Master’s Degree programmes at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London and New York
Deadline: as long as space is available. Programmes begin in September

ERSTE Foundation offers four fellowships for young artists and four fellowships for emerging curators from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia to take part in a course of their choice at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg 2012.
Deadline: April 30, 201

maHKU (Utrecht, The Netherlands) offers one-year Master of Arts programs in visual art or design. maHKU Master degrees are internationally acknowledged and accredited by the Open University Validation Services in London (OUVS).
Deadline: April 30, 2012

École du Magasin, Curatorial Training Program Session 22 (2012–2013): Call for applications. Grenoble, France.
Deadline: April 30, 2012

BIAA Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship 2012/13 in Turkey. Applicants must have a demonstrable connection with a UK University.
Deadline: May 1, 2012

Kingston University London: Masters studentships for 2012/13. UK.
Deadline: May 1, 2012

Master programme Arts in Public Spheres at Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais ECAV. Switzerland.
Deadline: May 11, 2012

Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa 2012-2013: call for Applications for Admission to PhD Programmes (art history) – Academic Year 2012-2013. Reserved to Citizens of European Union Nations – Faculty of Arts, Italy.
Deadline: August 1, 2012






The Cornaro Institute, Cyprus


Deadline: 1 August 2012


The Cornaro Institute (formerly the Cyprus College of Art) is an international cultural organisation located on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. We invite applications for our programmes and artists residencies starting in September 2012.



I-Park/Expressiones Residency Program for Latin American Visual Artists, East Haddam, CT, USA.
Deadline: April 29, 2012

Artist in residence program at Triangle, Marseille, France.
Deadline: April 30, 2012

Artists-in-residence program of ARCUS Project 2012 IBARAKI has been opened. Japan.
Deadline: April 30, 2012

The Harvestworks New Works Artist in Residency Program, NYC, USA.
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, USA.
Deadline: May 1, 2012

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Arts & Literary Arts Residency Program. Italy.
Deadline: May 1, 2012

Residency program, Art Foundation of Schloss Plüschow (Germany)
Deadline: May 3, 2012

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the first artist-in-residency program in the United States exclusively for GLBT emerging artists, is now accepting applications for its 2012 Summer Residency Program in New York.
Deadline: May 4, 2012

McColl Center for Visual Art’s residency program: UNC CHARLOTTE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE. USA.
Deadline: May 7, 2012

McColl Center for Visual Art’s residency program: Carolinas Healthcare Artist-in-Residence. USA.
Deadline: May 7, 2012

Artist Residence “The Old School”, Gorna Lipnitsa, Bulgaria.
Deadline: May 9, 2012

From the beginning of the year 2012 offers Art Center Haihatus in Central Finland an opportunity for artists practicing any art form to work temporarily in its Utopia house.
Deadline: May 15, 2012

Interacciones urbano_rural provides periods of residence in Terra UNA (Brazil), Residencia en la Tierra (Colombia) and CENTRO RURAL DE ARTE(Argentina).
Deadline: May 15, 2012

Big Bang Projects: Art at Zero KM Summer Residency Workshop, Italy.
Deadline: May 20, 2012

2013 AIR Taipei Open Call for Arts-in-Residence. Taiwan.
Deadline: May 20, 2012

Lawndale Artist Studio Program Call for Applications, Houston, USA.
Deadline: May 25, 2012

ComPeung Grant 2012 – Call for applications, Thailand.
Deadline: May 31, 2012

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder residency: Lademoen artists’ studios are in the centre of Trondheim, Norway.
Deadline: June 1, 2012

Amsterdam OAZO-AIR call for 2013: OAZO AIR invites artists of all disciplines, curators and cultural producers to live and work temporarily (1 – 3 months) in Amsterdam Zuidoost. Netherlands.
Deadline: June 1, 2012

The SIM Residency is an international residency located in Reykjavík and run by SÍM, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists.
Deadline: June 5, 2012

Klaustrid (the Monastery) is a residence for artists, writers and scholars, Icelandic or foreign. Iceland.
Deadline: June 15, 2012

Residency at 33officinacreativa: a small but active cultural association based in an old church/theatre. Toffia, Italy.
Deadline: June 25, 2012

ISLAND Hill House Artist Residency Program, East Jordan, MI, USA.
Deadline: July 2, 2012

IAAB (International Artists Exchange Program) is an exchange program for artists and curators. Basel, CH.
Deadline: July 8, 2012

Residencia Corazón Casa de Artistas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Deadline: August 1, 2012

Applications to Nes Artist Residency may be submitted at any time (open call). Iceland.
Deadline: Anytime

McColl Center for Visual Art’s residency program: ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE + ENVIRONMENTAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE. USA.
Deadline: Anytime

Artist in Residency Program, Shanghai @ The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China.
Deadline: Anytime.




Air Celeia: Open Call – International Curatorial Residency, Slovenia

Deadline: May 1, 2012

Amsterdam OAZO-AIR call for 2013: OAZO AIR invites artists of all disciplines, curators and cultural producers to live and work temporarily (1 – 3 months) in Amsterdam Zuidoost. Netherlands.
Deadline: June 1, 2012

Klaustrid (the Monastery) is a residence for artists, writers and scholars, Icelandic or foreign. Iceland.
Deadline: June 15, 2012

IAAB (International Artists Exchange Program) is an exchange program for artists and curators. Basel, CH.
Deadline: July 8, 2012





ERSTE Foundation offers four fellowships for young artists and four fellowships for emerging curators from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia to take part in a course of their choice at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg 2012.
Deadline: April 30, 201

Főrderprogramm *KURATOR der Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, CH.
Deadline: August 31, 2012

Open Society Arts and Culture Program for individuals and organizations: the Call is open to applicants from and activities in one or more of the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. 
Deadline: December 31, 2012





Wirksworth Festival invites high quality, ambitious and engaging work from national and international artists as well as artists in the locality and the region. UK.
Deadline: April 18, 2012

Maria Jose Jove Foundation – 5th International Visual Arts Prize 2012 for artists aged under 35,  Spain.
Deadline: April 20, 2012

Without Walls invites artists and companies from any discipline to propose ideas for the development of new outdoor work for presentation in 2013, UK.
Deadline: April 20, 2012

ANGELIKA OPEN 2012: an award of £1,000 will be made to one selected artist and the winner will be offered an exhibition in the  Gallery program. High Wycombe, UK.
Deadline: April 30, 2012

The International Ibsen Scholarships: For Henrik Ibsen related projects worldwide.
Deadline: April 30, 2012

The Cynthia Corbett Gallery announces the Young Masters Art Prize 2012 call for applications, London
Deadline: April 30, 2012

Kernel Festival (ELECTRONIC MUSIC / AUDIOVISUAL MAPPING / INTERACTIVE & DIGITAL ART / TEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE) launches an international open call addressed to young talents under 35. Italy.
Deadline: April 30, 2012

The Department of Visual Arts, Weber State University is requesting artist, landscape architect or team qualifications for the redesign of the Ora R. “Dick” & Edna Ione Hall Sculpture Garden. USA.
Deadline: June 1, 2012

VIDEOHOLICA Video Art Festival in Varna, Bulgaria is accepting now video art submissions for its 5th anniversary edition.
Deadline: June 30, 2012
Open Society Arts and Culture Program for individuals and organizations: the Call is open to applicants from and activities in one or more of the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. 
Deadline: December 31, 2012

Call For Submissions, The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada.
Deadline: Anytime


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April 13, 2012 · Print This Article

This week was sort of weird. No one sent us much about opportunities – locally, nationally or otherwise. I did manage to catch a few things with highlights including Texas awesomeness, your daily ACRE reminder, performance –centric things and a prize opening at Gold Star Bar.


Calls for Entry




New American Paintings

West deadline: April 30th

Juror: Bill Arning, Director, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

New American Paintings is a juried exhibition-in-print. Each edition results from a highly competitive juried competition and presents the work of 40 painters. Working closely with renowned curators such as Lisa Philips of New Museum of Contemporary Art and James Rondeau of the Art Institute of Chicago, in order to select those artists whose work deserve to be seen by a wider audience. From post-modern pastiche to the landscape, recognized artists to recent M.F.A. graduates, New American Paintings does not discriminate against style or yield to art world trends.





Synapse Arts – New Works open call for creators

Deadline: May 1

New Works is an annual program that supports emerging artists by providing the resources needed  to make an original piece.

For the first time, Synapse is offering one position to a new creator by way of application. This creator (choreographer, director, deviser, etc.) will be an independent artist who requires resources such as rehearsal space and performers in order to explore their work. The creator need not be entirely new to Synapse, but applicants who have not worked within the New Works program previously will be a priority.

The selected creator will receive:

-Paid performers (up to 4)

-Free rehearsal space

-Free weekly company class

-A costume budget

-A place on a fully-produced final concert (including public performance(s), tech time, lighting design, stage management, box office management, public relations, and marketing) in October, 2012.

See more about the company at www.synapsearts.com or contactlauren@synapsearts.com




Auora Picture Show

Early deadline: 11:59PM April 16, 2012

Late deadline: 11:59PM May 1, 2012

Started in 1998, the Extremely Shorts Festival is a juried competition of adventurous three-minute or shorter films and videos from around the world. Each year a different juror (esteemed filmmaker, film programmer or arts curator) selects 20-25 mini-masterpieces to be shown at a two-day screening event in June. Audience Choice cash awards are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The short format of the festival encourages innovative approaches to filmmaking in a range of genres including narrative, art, experimental, documentary and animation. Started in 1998, the Extremely Shorts Festival is a juried competition of adventurous three-minute or shorter films and videos from around the world. Each year a different juror (esteemed filmmaker, film programmer or arts curator) selects 20-25 mini-masterpieces to be shown at a two-day screening event in June. Audience Choice cash awards are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The short format of the festival encourages innovative approaches to filmmaking in a range of genres including narrative, art, experimental, documentary and animation.






ACRE Reminder!

Deadline is April 20th



Harold Arts & threewalls

SURVIVAL III: August 10th – 24th

Survival is a three-year collaborative residency project between Harold Arts and threewalls. Held each summer at Harold Arts in Morgan County, Ohio near the town of Chesterhill, Survival is an ongoing discussion about the continuation of existence, in spite of obstacles or advantages in the landscape, economy or community, in public or private that hinder or facilitate endurance.

The project combines long-term relationships with commissioned projects and returning visiting artists, writers and curators with short-term residents and temporary visitors to create a collaborative program facilitated by its participants. Over the last two seasons residents have produced films, embarked on research projects and conducted workshops on themes relating to survival – whether physical, psychological or social. Past residents Sara Black and Conrad Freiberg are both working on new commissions for the Hub & Tack program, part of The Placemaker Foundation, our sister organization which seeks to invigorate Morgan County through arts and culture with a focus on site-specific works in architecture, earthworks, performance, sculpture and sound. We invite your proposals to cap off the third year of Survival with a special invitation to those who would like to conduct workshops or make presentations in conjunction with the theme. Of course, we still invite individual research and private exploration.

This session is open to musicians and artists working in performance, film/video, architecture and three-dimensions. This year, residencies at Harold Arts are awarded by invitation only. However, if you would like to invite yourself, we encourage you to submit a letter of inquiry to info@haroldarts.org



New York:


Watermill Center Residency

Applications are due June 1, 2012

The Watermill Center Residency Program began in 2006, when the Center officially opened as a year-round facility. Over the course of the program, up to twenty collectives or individual artists take up residence at the Center to create collaborative works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of performance practice. By June of 2012, the Center will have hosted over 89 residency groups.

The Residency Program, which runs from September  to June, gives young artists the opportunity to utilize the Watermill Center as a home and a workshop to create and develop their own work.



On another note, an entire B@S email thread from was dedicated to how great this press release was…


In the early part of 2010, Mike Rea and I were drinking in a relatively empty Gold Star during a winter storm. As usual, we were a bit bored with each other so Susan, our favorite bartender, asked if we wanted some paper and markers to draw. It reminded me of drawing sharks from a book that my dad had while I was growing up so we started casually doodling some sharks. It quickly began spiraling out of control. Mike drew a shark sniffing cocaine alongside a fighter jet and I drew one with a dick and three balls attached. I believe the first night produced around ten drawings which Susan hung on the refrigerator. The next time we came in Susan said people loved them but unfortunately some were stolen off the refrigerator by people waiting in line to piss. She asked if we wanted to draw more.


For months we kept adding more filth trying to shock each other. We decided they should be made quickly with little attention to skill and great emphasis on vulgarity. Other patrons started coming in when we weren’t there and asked if they could draw them too. Susan kept collecting them, eventually accruing around 400 drawings in addition to all the ones people kept stealing. Many artists participated while Mike and I heckled them for being pussies. We met a lot of people we didn’t care to meet and a few whose company we really enjoyed. Most people asked, “Why sharks with dicks and drugs?” Mike just thinks it is a stupid question. I always answer by saying they are three things from our childhood that movies and media taught us to be afraid of.


One night Susan introduced us to her mother Maryann, who owns Gold Star and picks artists for the walls. She said she normally doesn’t like nudity or violence in the work they show but asked if we would like to show our sharks because she thought they were funny. We agreed but only if we could pick the best ones (our own drawings) and blow them up to large poster size. “Sharks, Dicks and Drugs” opens Saturday, April 14th at 6:00 p.m. at Gold Star Bar.

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April 7, 2012 · Print This Article


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.