1. Hello. First of all, New City is just going to hand you, fellow artist a ton of real estate. Are you ready? In other words, do you want to hijack a newspaper? The one catch — the deadline is tomorrow, so get busy:
We are seeking proposals from Chicago-based artists who want to take advantage of our distribution stream—30,000 copies circulated across 900+ locations throughout Chicago—and who will make the most of our magazine format. This is for the September 5 issue, the big gallery opening weekend, so all eyes will be on your art! – See more here.
2. Bad at Sports’ retweeted this from @collegeart: Deadline for applying to the CAA International Travel Grant Program extended to Friday, August 23!
The CAA International Travel Grant Program, generously supported by the Getty Foundation, provides funding to twenty art historians, museum curators, and artists who teach art history to attend the 102nd Annual Conference, taking place February 12–15, 2014, in Chicago. The grant covers travel expenses, hotel accommodations, per diems, conference registrations, and one-year CAA memberships. For 2014, CAA will offer a one-day preconference meeting on February 11 for grant recipients to present and discuss their common professional interests and issues. Details on that here.
3. Program Director position opens up in NYC at Resource Generations. Applications due by or before August 22nd.
The Program Director reports to the Executive Director of Resource Generation. The key role of the Program Director is to ensure that the programs of RG are furthering the general mission and specific initiatives (ie, racial justice, campaign for tax justice) of the organization. They are also responsible for supporting and supervising other members of the program team, as individuals and as a cohesive group, and ensuring that member-leaders are being developed to lead in and out of RG. Seeking someone based in, or willing to relocate to, New York City. More info here.
4. Fringe Arts Bath has opportunities for aspiring curators. Deadline 18th October 2013
Fringe Arts Bath has opportunities for aspiring curators to devise and organise a show as part of the FaB festival 2014. We are looking for challenging and fresh concepts; FaB is a good test-bed for the new, wonderful and sometimes odd. We are open to suggestions and encourage you to think outside the box! FaB curators’ shows can include: performance, intervention, installation, multi-media and video work, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and all disciplines in between. Submit a 500 word proposal detailing the underpinning themes with supporting images (optional) and CV, all formatted as PDF or Word Doc. Check it out: www.fringeartsbath.co.uk
5. AREA Chicago proposal due September 1st:
2012 Propeller Awardee AREA Chicago is a community publication that supports Chicago-based social justice practices and struggles. AREA is a space that brings together Art, Research, Education and Activism to create relationships across the boundaries that segregate our city and our minds. Our next issue will be called Kids! In this issue, we want to explore how our society defines what it means to be a child, how kids participate in the world, and what it means to be growing up in Chicago. We want to see how children and adults come together to challenge “mainstream” understandings to build more just communities and relationships. We welcome proposals from all age groups for our web and print publications. Our emphasis is on local practices that engage with the social, political and cultural dimensions of the topics we are exploring.
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.
THE ART INSTITUTE IS 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)
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.
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!
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