Endless Opportunities: Competitive Things/Reminders Edition

March 31, 2013 · Print This Article

First things first kiddos, have y’all gotten in your Ox-Bow and ACRE applications? It was sixty degrees today! The summer is pending. Get in on that dreamy Michigan/Wisconsin landscape. (My apologies to the jury committee.)

Also, The Art Institute of Chicago is looking for a new Associate Photography Curator.


That being said, they will probably hire within… but regardless, join the masses and apply!

Details for all below. As always, good luck!


Ox-Bow residency for MFA/Arts Faculty application time is coming to a close as April 5th keeps creeping up. Info Here

(psssst, if you’re a normal human who isn’t all up in that institutional drama, consider their Fall Artist Residency, which I will talk about a little later)


Acre Residency, featured here, there, and everywhere, is accepting applications until April 15th.


Associate Curator, Photography /// Art Institute of Chicago


At the direction of the Department Chair, is responsible for conceiving permanent collection and loan exhibitions; researching and proposing acquisitions for the collection; researching the collection and contributing to scholarly publications; working closely with donors, scholars, dealers, and artists; supervising volunteers and special project staff; and contributing to fundraising activities.  Serves as coordinator or local curator for traveling exhibitions.  Develops relationships with artists and galleries that can guide future exhibition projects.  Conceives of appropriate programming and conducts gallery talks.  Takes an active role in conceiving and preparing the biannual Photography Gala.


Must have a Master of Arts in Art History, preferably with a concentration in a photographic subject.  Must have at least 3 years of experience with exhibition projects, preferably involving photographic objects and preferably living artists.  Strong writing skills are highly recommended.  Foreign language abilities are encouraged.

All info, including the online application submission, here via the AIC employee portal.

Endless Opportunities, Applications

November 2, 2012 · Print This Article


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.

available in:

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)

Fellowship includes:
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: sturner@cranbrook.edu


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

Applicant Eligibility
We accept applications from photographers who are at least 18 years old, regardless of geographic location.

Project Eligibility
We will fund projects that are new or ongoing. Applicants should submit no more than one proposal requesting support for one project.

Review Process
Humble Arts Foundation’s senior curatorial staff will review projects for visual strength and clarity of proposal.

Submission Guidelines
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).

Application Fee
Artist members: Free
Non-members: $49

December 2012




Four full-time positions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to over 3,200 students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC’s educational philosophy is built upon a multidisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields.
Full-time Faculty Position in Architecture
Deadline: January 4, 2013
Full-time Faculty in Fiber and Material Studies
Deadline: January 7, 2013
Full-time Faculty in Sculpture
Deadline: December 14, 2012

Full-time Faculty Position, Art Historian, North American Art, 1865–1945
Deadline: December 1, 2012







Good luck to everyone, always!

Endless Opportunities

October 16, 2012 · Print This Article

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



A.I.R at the U. of C.

September 2, 2012 · Print This Article

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

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