Oh 60 degree Chicago…there is a mix of seasonal affective disorder and global warming in the air. It’s time to apply to something, anything, in an effort to be slightly productive. Luckily Northwestern University has begun to accept applications for their Visiting Artist program and Open Engagement has put out a call for the 2013 conference. Information included below. As always, good luck!

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Application Deadline
: May 31, 2013
Position Start Date: 
Sep. 1, 2013

Visiting Artist, salary commensurate with qualifications. Contract will be for 1 to 2 years, depending on experience and qualifications. Position may be renewable for a limited term.

Applicants engaged in innovative work in any media with a strong record of recent exhibitions or related professional activities are encouraged to apply. Other qualifications include an MFA or equivalent and knowledge of contemporary critical and theoretical issues. Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Position commences Sept. 1, 2013. Priority will be given to applications received by Jan 1. Application materials to be provided online include 20 images or other appropriate documentation of work, selected syllabi of courses taught, names of 3 references with phone numbers and email addresses. AA/EOE. Apply athttp://www.northwestern.slideroom.com


Open Engagement International Conference

May 17-19, 2013

Portland, Oregon

submissions due January 4th, 2013


OPEN ENGAGEMENT is an international conference that sets out to explore various perspectives on art and social practice and expand the dialogue around socially engaged art making. The Open Engagement conference is an initiative of Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA concentration. Directed and founded by Jen Delos Reyes and planned in conjunction with Harrell Fletcher and the Art and Social Practice students, this year’s conference features keynote presenters Claire Doherty, Tom Finkelpearl, and Michael Rakowitz. The work by these artists and scholars touch on subjects including public art, politics, art in context and education.

For Open Engagement 2013 we are bringing together these voices to reflect on Publics, Contexts and Institutions in relation to the current state of socially engaged art, education and institutional practice.

You are invited to contribute to OPEN ENGAGEMENT by submitting your proposals for projects, performances, tours, interventions, presentations, or panel ideas.