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 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