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Call for Art: Erotic August Festival In Washington, DC

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Erotic August is seeking participation! Including, but not limited to: visual, installation, and performance art for the month of August 2022.
 
About Erotic August:
We want to honor and respect, not shame and trigger.
We emphasize the joy, playfulness, and possibilities of erotic life. 
We love the new, weird, and hard to categorize.
 
About You:
You bring new stories, perspectives, and voices, especially from erotically marginalized adult populations, including the elderly and people with disabilites. 

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05/June/2022

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Treephonia: Live 2022 - Open Call for Composers

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Treephonia invites composers to apply for our inaugural Open Call 2022, an opportunity to write new works inspired by trees and our environment.

Treephonia: Live 2022 explores new relationships between humankind and nature. It offers the experience of close connections between music, musicians, and audiences in shared natural and social spaces.

Six UK-based composers will be chosen by a selection panel and commissioned to write new works inspired by trees.

These new works will be performed by the professional Treephonia Ensemble at the Treephonia: Live concert series in London in Autumn 2022.

 

About Treephonia

In 2020, Treephonia was launched as an interactive website where users navigate a virtual Kensington Gardens and listen to new music inspired by trees.

17 composers from the Royal College of Music wrote works for 32 species of trees in Kensington Gardens. These individual works formed part of a larger ecosystem of musical interactions, reflecting the harmonious and symbiotic coexistence of the urban trees.

 

Project Aims

Treephonia aims to participate and engage with nature and inspire people to forge healthier and more sustainable relationships with their environment.

We wish to investigate deeply what trees mean to humans, to share these experiences and relationships through music, and to engage with art and its role in shaping our sustained existence for the future.

 

Project Brief

Trees are among the largest and oldest living organisms on Earth, revealing multitudes about the world and our place within it.

Observing from various perspectives and dimensions, we witness complexities, patterns, order, chaos, symbiosis, competition, reproduction, decay, endurance, and impermanence…

We see the past, present, and future manifested all at once in their roots, branches, layered trunks, and budding leaves and flowers.

Since antiquity, arboreal imagery has permeated art, literature, mythology, genealogy, religion, and science.

Trees are truly amazing beings, sustaining and nourishing all life around them.

In Treephonia 2020, composers explored the particular characteristics of various tree species. The specific trees of Kensington Gardens gave rise to unique soundworlds, textures, and forms, and invited composers to consider musical material in diverse ways.

For Treephonia: Live 2022, we wish to dig deeper and a pursue a greater discovery of the majesty of trees!

We are looking for composers with a passion for exploring the relationship between music, nature, and ecology. The theme of trees encompasses a multitude of disciplines and thought. As long as your work engages with trees or is inspired by an aspect of trees, we would love to hear from you.

We welcome all styles and genres, though pieces which take advantage of an outdoor/semi-outdoor performance environment will be particularly welcome.

We actively encourage applications from diverse, underrepresented, and/or marginalised backgrounds.

Previous Treephonia composers are eligible and welcome to apply.

 

Selection panel

Jonathan Cole — Composer, Head of Composition at the Royal College of Music

David Elliot — Chief Executive at Trees for Cities

 

Instrumentation

You may choose to write for a maximum of 8 instruments (min 3)
• Flute
• Oboe
• Bb Clarinet
• Bassoon
• Saxophone (Either Soprano/Alto/Tenor)
• Horn
• 2 Violins
• Viola
• Cello
• Double Bass

You do not have to use all the available forces. We encourage unique configurations of the ensemble that suits your proposal.

 

Duration

The piece should be between 4-8 minutes.

Scores will be required in order to communicate ideas to the musicians. However this does not need to be traditionally notated (i.e. we welcome graphic scores, free notation).

 

The award

•  Each composer receives a £500 commission fee.
•  The composition will be performed by the professional Treephonia Ensemble.
•  The composition will be professionally recorded and filmed live on site.
•  The composer will be featured on the Treephonia website.
•  The music will be published on the Treephonia website.

 

Licensing the work and moral rights

If the composer is selected to write a new work, the composer grants to Treephonia a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual licence to reproduce the work.

Treephonia will acknowledge the composer whenever rearranging or publishing the work or communicating the work to the public.

 

Key dates

Applications open: 5 May 2022
Deadline for applications: 26 May 2022 (12.00pm)
Composers announced: 9 June 2022
Compositions due: 29 August 2022

 

Download a PDF print-out of this page.

 

We are looking forward to hearing your work!

Treephonia: Live 2022 is generously supported by the Genesis Foundation and RCM Accelerate.

Application and selection process in line with Sound and Music Fair Access Principles.

Prize summary: 
£500 commission fee.
Prizes Details: 

•  Each composer receives a £500 commission fee.
•  The composition will be performed by the professional Treephonia Ensemble.
•  The composition will be professionally recorded and filmed live on site.
•  The composer will be featured on the Treephonia website.
•  The music will be published on the Treephonia website.

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26/May/2022

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Open Call | PACAP 6 - Performing Arts Advanced Programme, curated by Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz

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PACAP 6 - Performing Arts Advanced Programme
Curated by Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz

From February 16 to July 30, 2023
Forum Dança, Lisbon, Portugal

Applications for the next edition of PACAP – Performing Arts Advanced Programme are now open.
The sixth edition of the Performing Arts Advanced Programme is curated by Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz.
This advanced training course will run from February 16 to July 30, 2023 and it will take place mostly in Lisbon, Portugal.

\\ TARGET AUDIENCE /////
The course is aimed for dancers, choreographers, performers and other artists with performance, body, and movement practices, older than 23 (with no upper age limit). The program is open to applications from individual and duet artists.

\\ DATES OF THE SELECTION PROCESS /////
The selection process will be carried out by the curators of PACAP 6 and the direction of Forum Dança. 
Candidates must present a synopsis of a project to be developed within the scope of PACAP 6. 
This synopsis is nothing more than a starting point, an unfinished idea, an unsolved problem. 

The selection process will take place in 2 distinct Phases:

  • Phase 1 – Applications - until June 20, 2022;
  • Phase 2 – Auditions - 5 to 10 September 2022.

Candidates selected for an audition will be contacted by June 30, 2022. The second phase will only be for the candidates selected in the first phase. Communication of the final results: all selected candidates will be contacted by email until 30 September 2022. For foreign residents unable to travel to Lisbon, an audition and online interview will be held between September 5 and 10, 2022 at a time to be arranged with each candidate.

\\ TUITION FEES ///

  • Registration: 120€.
  • Payment in full: 1800€.
  • Payment in two instalments: 950€ x 2.

Note: Scholarships will be awarded after the selection is completed to 2 participants that can provide simultaneous translation for small groups. The scholarship consists of a 50% reduction of the total tuition fee.

\\ SUPPORT AND PARTNERSHIPS /////
Coproduction PACAP 6:
TBA – Teatro do Bairro Alto and Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Support PACAP 6: O Rumo do Fumo, Alkantara, Estúdios Victor Córdon, O Espaço do Tempo, Piscina

\\ COMPLETE INFORMATION ////
You can access the complete information available on our website at:

  • www.forumdanca.pt/pacap6 – in Portuguese
  • www.forumdanca.pt/en/pacap6 – in English

\\ HOW TO APPLY/REGISTER ////
The submission of applications is done solely and exclusively through the form available on the Forum Dança website. Applications will be accepted in Portuguese, English and French. For more information and to apply, just fill out the form available here.

\\ MORE INFO ///
FORUM DANÇA
Espaço da Penha – Travessa do Calado 26-B, 1170-070 Lisboa
Tel. +351 213 428 985 \ Tlmv. +351 925 103 596
E-mail: forumdanca@forumdanca.pt

Forum Dança is an independent structure funded by Portuguese Ministry of Culture, Directorate General for the Arts and the Lisbon City Hall.
Forum Dança is a member of REDE – Association of Structures for Contemporary Dance

Photo © Joana Linda

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20/June/2022

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ins nirgendwie - digitale utopien

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„INS NIRGENDWIE - DIGITALE UTOPIEN“

Call for Exhibition | Accepted: AR-Art, Conceptual Art, Digital Graphic, Digital Painting, Installation, Photography, Performance, (Post-) Internet Art, Sculpture/Plastic Arts, Video, VR-Art

„The gestalt of all artistic utopia today is: to make things of which we do not know what they are.“ Theodor W. Adorno, Vers uns musique informelle

„The network is our contemporary intuition of infinity.“ Alan Liu

Within the modern idea of progress, fuelled by technology, there always shimmers the hope of a better tomorrow, whenever and however that may be achieved. The contemporary expression of this vision is the Californian utopia, manifested in the transhumanist Singularity movement, which speculates on a technical superintelligence that will help solve all of humanity's problems - both hope and horror.

But it is striking that in many places today utopian thinking has been replaced by hard realism. The current fear of the dystopia threatened by climatic, technological and hygienic changes forces us to take a sober look at the few options that seem to remain to prevent brutal social changes.

Today, technical solutions give many people hope that global climatic and pandemic events can be brought under control: Where would we be if we could not use genetic engineering to develop vaccines and medicines? And aren't wind turbines, smart electricity technologies, hydrogen and e-drives - enabled, controlled, accelerated by IT technologies - also technical answers to the problems of man-made climate change?

For many people, however, it is disturbing that the technology utopians of the 21st century like Gates, Bezos, Zuckerberg and others have become unimaginably rich and thus unimaginably powerful with their IT companies. And even more disturbing is the fact that IT technologies are capable of massively restricting our individual freedom through total control, see the Social Credit System in China. Here too: Digitalization offers hope and terror at the same time.

So if we look at the current scenario of digital utopia in our culture, we see that it is complicated. That is precisely what interests us. For the unmanageable, the obscured and the only in the making offers art a fantastic playground. Moreover, art itself contains a utopian moment, it refers through the now of its material to the idea of the possible, the yet to come, reflected in the imagination of the viewer. Perhaps this is why many digital artists deal with utopian perspectives. So how does digital art approach the theme of "utopia"? What view do the artists have of the future? What dangers do they warn about? What utopian dreams do they give space to - virtually or in real life?

>>> You are a digital artist? Then take part with your work in the big group exhibition at the Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf, Germany, 7 - 23 October 2022

Deadline for this call: 15 June 2022

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15/June/2022

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Visions in the Nunnery 2022

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Visions in the Nunnery is the Nunnery Gallery’s renowned showcase of moving image, digital and performance art. The biennial open call is an opportunity to be part of one of the most varied and exciting presentations of moving image in London.

Each year we invite lead artists, celebrated for their innovation in the digital field, to head and inspire the exhibition programmes. This year Patrick Goddard and Emily Speed will be leading Visions 2022. Each will be exhibiting work as part of the show, and their thematic ideas will guide the selection process and set the tone for the wider exhibition.  

Open Call Details 

WHO | Moving image, digital and performance artists 

WHAT | We are looking for moving image, audio, film sculpture and performance works, preferably recent. There is no theme, but the tone of the programmes is set by this year’s lead artists, Patrick Goddard and Emily Speed. Selection will be based on innovative uses of your chosen medium.  No more than three entries per artist.  

WHERE | The Nunnery Gallery, London 

WHEN | 7 October – 18 December 2022

REQUIREMENTS 

Moving Image | We are looking for single screen works of up to 10 minutes in duration. We do have limited space for small film installation / monitor based work, or longer single-screen pieces. If you are submitting an installation, please provide additional information describing the work, including presentation equipment, dimensions, space requirements etc. Please be aware that we cannot always provide specific equipment for installation-based works. We also accept silent film works and audio-only work. 

Performance | We are looking for live works up to 15 minutes in duration for the Visions 2022 performance events. Please describe the work’s mechanics, including equipment, dimensions, props, space requirements, number of performers etc. If possible, a taster clip via video-link is always useful. 

 

 

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26/June/2022

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£10 per entry
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Call for Speakers and Performing Artists

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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has opened the call for artists and cultural contributers in the destinations we visit. The aim of the program is to bring talent on board to share their art and expertise with our guests. The program will engage local talent in our ports of call so that guests can gain a local perspective and gain a better understanding of the destination’s cultural landscape.

We're visiting the following destinations in the summer of 2022. If you reside in one of the following locations and have a program idea, we want to hear from you! 

Deadline: 
30/June/2022

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