1. THE SUB-MISSION 2014 APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN. Deadline is August 19th.Â
THE MISSION presents: THE SUB-MISSION, an alternative installation project space dedicated to the development of artists living and working in Chicago.Â Located below the main gallery, THE SUB-MISSION is a natural progression toward fulfilling our mission statement. Specifically, THE SUB-MISSION was created to showcase local artists, foster the investigation of new ideas and artistic processes, and facilitate an exchange between artists and the artistic community.Â Go here for details.
3. Apply to participate in this year’s Chicago Artists’ Month!Â The deadline is tomorrow, however (the 15th of July) so get cracking.Â The 18th annual Chicago Artists Month (CAM) is an open call to individual artists and organizations for events that feature Chicago-based artists, in a public venue in Chicago, during the month of October. A marketing initiative of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, CAM showcases the work Chicago’s independent artists and arts organizations, highlights arts activity in Chicago neighborhoods, drives tourism, encourages collaboration and provides opportunities for creative expression and education for all Chicagoans. Get the skinny here.Â Â
4. Experimenta â€“ the International festival of Moving Image Art in IndiaÂ seeks artistsâ€™ films andÂ videos from any country that challenge popular and conventional modes of cinema. Abstract toÂ obscure compositions produced on the margins of contemporary screen-culture are welcome.Â Innovative, cutting edge and non-traditional work that attempts to aesthetically extend theÂ parameters of the mediums of film and video is encouraged.
Preview copies must be submitted for selection purposes. All lengths of film are considered.Â Please submit entries as soon as possible.Â The final deadline for receipt of submissions is 30Â August 2013. The festival programme will be finalised by October 2013, at which time onlyÂ those whose works are selected will be informed.Â EXPERIMENTAÂ is a curated film festival, and will be held fromÂ NovemberÂ 27thÂ â€“ 1stÂ December 2013 in Bangalore India.Â Here for deets.
5. If you are interested in curating shows elsewhere, check outÂ Curate, a global competition organized byÂ Qatar Museums AuthorityÂ andÂ Fondazione PradaÂ to find new curating talent. The program is now accepting entries online atÂ www.curateaward.orgÂ until 31 December 2013. Visit the site for more information.