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bang. Prix 2020 - Open Call

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bang. Prix is Turkey’s leading platform where art, design, technology and science intersect, founded in 2015 by a team of interdisciplinary minds with backgrounds in various fields and the common desire to share their curiosities and develop beyond the scope of their fields.

To date, bang. Prix has provided the support and mentorship to 57 participants in the development of their projects, showcasing them to thousands of audiences in 13 exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. In its fourth year, bang. Prix is expanding beyond support for project-based development and exhibitions as a platform that supports practitioners from different disciplines and countries to develop themselves at the nexus of art, technology, design and science.

Under the scope of the bang. Prix 2020 program, we open our call for applications to those interested in participating. The program provides resources, mentorship and networking opportunities customized to each participant. For more information about what the program offers, please visit the website. 

Applications are accepted during the period of 11 November - 31 December 2019. A selection committee consisting of 5 external jury members and the bang.prix team will select the finalists to participate in next year’s program (January 2020 - November 2020).

Application results will be released at the end of January.

Who can participate?

Creatives who apply digital technologies or science, including:

  • Artists
  • Designers
  • Architects

Professionals from science and technology fields expanding their practices to include artistic approaches. These fields may include:

  • Neuroscience
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology

Priority will be given to those at early stages of their career, but applicants looking for opportunities will also be considered.

The program is international and open to any nationality and country of residence. While the program is flexible for participants based in different countries, selected participants are expected to communicate openly and promptly and dedicate time from their usual activities to program activities throughout the program period (Jan - Nov 2020).

Individuals and groups/collectives may apply.

Evaluation criteria

Applicants are judged on the following criteria:

  • Level of curiosity and motivation towards working in the intersection of art, science, design and technology
  • Need for support provided by the bang.prix program
  • How realistic the development goals are
  • Clarity in expression of the applicant’s self and work
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The program provides resources, mentorship and networking opportunities customized to each participant. For more information about what the program offers, please visit the website.

Deadline: 
12/31/2019

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New Talents - Take part in a photography exhibition in Berlin!

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For the final exhibition of the year, we invite you to share what is at the very heart of your practice as a photographer. For this special occasion, we decided to change the rules and keep the theme open: we want you to show us what you have the most talent for. We would like to discover what really matters to you and intrinsically moves you in your quest for images. Let it be experimental, documentary, portrait, travel or any other approach to photography - show us your talent by revealing what is at the heart of YOUR work. This call is open for single images as well as series - all themes, techniques and styles are welcome. Inspire us by sharing what you are most passionate about!

The selected artists will take part in a collective exhibition at the gallery "Tête" in Berlin in December 2019.

Deadline: November 17, 2019

© image by Maria Kokunova

Deadline: 
11/17/2019

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5 €
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New places released for Change Creation programme

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Change Creation works with visionary organisations to create and embed transformational change. Designed and delivered by people make it work, one of the UK’s most experienced organisational development agencies working in the Cultural sector, Change Creation involves and engages organisations to shape, test, challenge and realise lasting change through networks, peer learning, research, tools, resources, a hot-house of support, industry experts, workshops, learning events… and much more! By working and learning together and creating a vibrant community of leaders, organisations are supported to realise and share real change that benefits their people, audiences, participants and the wider cultural sector.

Demand for our next Change Creation Programme has been staggering and so we have decided to build TWO new programmes – one running from November 2019 – December 2021 and another in June 2020 until July 2022 and we've have released new places for leaders of arts, heritage and cultural organisations to join this two year programme. 

Join Camden Arts Centre, National Trust, New Contemporaries, Bristol City Culture Team, Henry Moore Institute, This New Ground, Sheffield Theatres, In Between Time, Little Angel Theatre, Museums Sheffield, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Halton Libraries, Severn Arts, Wildwood Arts, East London Dance, Theatre Royal York, and Colston Hall and many more in a hot house of organisational change and leadership development, within a peer learning environment.

Attend between 12 and 30 days of professional development, free workshops, online tools and resources, the unstoppable support of people make it work, an organisational development agency with 19 years of experience of working with Arts and Cultural Organisations. Make change happen faster, easier and deeper in your organisation.

Deadline: 
11/21/2019

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Peter & Julie Cummings Library Outdoor Space

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PROJECT NAME: Peter & Julie Cummings Library Outdoor Space
LOCATION: 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City, FL 34990
Physical Address: Same as above
DUE DATE OF APPLICATION: November 8, 2019
TOTAL BUDGET: $30,000.00
ONE SENTENCE DESCRIPTION: The Martin County Public Art Advisory Committee is
seeking to purchase or commission a public artwork for the Peter & Julie Cummings
Library Outdoor Space located in Palm City.

Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, Martin County has an abundance of natural beauty,
beginning at its coastline where one may witness a giant sea turtle lumbering ashore to lay its
eggs in the sand. The rivers are wild and scenic, filled with a vast array of tropical flora and
fauna. Preservation and appreciation of the untouched splendor is of utmost importance to the
people who live, work and vacation in the area. The county seat is Stuart. The population is
approximately 155,000.

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION, SCHEDULE AND BUDGET
Artwork Description
An outdoor pavilion has recently been constructed near the northern perimeter of the library
parking lot, approachable by a 6-foot-wide sidewalk from the front entrance. This informal,
outdoor, covered space is used as an extension of the library for a variety of library programs
and is available to the public for other leisure activities.
The primary location for a public art installation is a 63’ x 8’ grassy area between a row of live
oaks bordering the parking pavement and the 6’ wide concrete sidewalk and its 1.5’ wide
grass border. Please see the attached location map and pictures. This walkway can be
enhanced but must remain ADA compliant as the pathway to the 30’ square, open, wood
pavilion with metal roof. Possible design elements could feature sensory or interactive
components, which could include low maintenance landscaping elements, along the walkway
that complement the adjacent nature preserve leading to the pavilion. This aesthetic
enhancement may have a literary theme or relate to libraries/books, may be colorful or
whimsical and should appeal to residents of all ages. Sensory or interactive components
could have a musical/auditory aspect initiated by the viewer, a visual component experience
or a combined sensory experience.
The secondary location is an open, grassy area to the west of the pavilion, separated from the
parking pavement by a row of cypress trees. This area is appropriate for a kinetic or stationary
work that is not interactive but can be passively and easily viewed and enjoyed from the
pavilion or the parking area. The space measures 24’ x 60’ and overlooks the water detention area. Kinetic components could be incorporated in either area.
Artist Services
Theme and Design
Proposal that includes all elements of the design
Coordination with the Public Art Advisory Committee and Subcommittee
Fabrication and/or purchase and installation
Photographic documentation
Maintenance plan
Anticipated Art Project Schedule
Call to Artists: September 24, 2019 – November 5, 2019
Artist/Project Selection: November 2019
Installation: To begin in January 2020

Art Project Budget
The total budget established for the project is $ 30,000.00.
The budget includes all costs to the artist: i.e., Artist Fee, Proposal, Design, Artwork Itself,
Materials, Installation, Shipping, Insurance, Travel and Sales tax.
SITE AND RELATED DEPARTMENT
Founded in 1957, the Martin County Library System consists of six library locations, our online
library, and strategic outreach services to childcare centers and other local organizations. The
Library connects with our residents in-person, online, over the phone, and through social
networking tools such as Facebook and Instagram. As of 2019, the Library operates with a
budget of approximately $3.8 million and 49 full time equivalent staff. Over 62% of our
residents have Library cards and approximately 19,000 people visit our six locations each
week. The Library Foundation and our Friends members support the Library through their
voices, their time, and their generous financial support. Our volunteers donate over 22,000
hours to our libraries each year, shelving books, running our bookstores, and performing
other important activities. The Library continually seeks partnership opportunities with people
and organizations throughout Martin County. Partners include the Early Learning Coalition,
the United Way, the Martin County School District, colleges and museums. Many of our
partners provide experts who share their knowledge and skills with our residents through
Library classes and workshops.
Building (or Site) Description: (General description of the building site)
The Peter & Julie Cummings Library is located in Palm City, FL and bounded by a 4 acre
upland pine and wetland preserve. This is in a residential area with 3 elementary schools, one
middle school and several golf communities serving families and retirees with some seasonal
residents. In 2009, the library was expanded to 20,000 square feet, adding a second story of
contemporary architecture to the Florida vernacular design of the original 1994 building. To
the east and north of the parking area, where this project is situated, is a large open water
detention basin. 

Building Project Schedule
Schematic design phase will be complete: TBD
Project is expected to be bid: TBD (if necessary)
Building will be open: TBD
Architects: (if applicable)
ARTIST ELIGIBILITY
The project is open to all professional artists as defined in the Art in Public Places Ordinance
No. 1103, Chapter 13, General Ordinances, Martin County Code. Experience implementing
their ideas and work in the public realm and with public agencies is a plus. The Martin County
Art in Public Places program encourages artists from diverse backgrounds and experiences to
apply.
APPLICATION PROCESS
The application process is managed by the Martin County Office of Community
Development along with the Martin County Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC). Project
selection happens through these entities along with representatives from the community
and the County. The Martin County Board of County Commissioners approves the final
selection.
Selection Criteria
The Public Art Advisory Committee shall consider the following criteria:
1. Public art shall be in areas where residents and visitors live, work or
congregate and shall be highly visible and accessible.
2. The appropriateness of the work to the site, permanence of the work relative
to environmental conditions, maintenance requirements and costs, and the
enduring nature of the artistic statement.
3. The sensitivity of the work to the aesthetic and cultural traditions and the
history of Martin County, Florida and to the surrounding neighborhood's
character.
4. The artist's biography and resume, examples of existing works, technical
competency, similarity to existing works of art and the following basics: form,
texture, color, clarity, line and medium.
Application Requirements
The information and documentation below must be postmarked or arrive via email at the
Martin County Office of Community Development before TIME on the stated deadline.
1. Statement. One paragraph maximum which illustrates the relationship
between the work submitted and the specific project. Be sure to indicate if a
specific work is for sale.
2. Resume. A current and professional resume, emphasizing public art
experience and public commissions (if any).
3. Renderings of the proposed design and completed artworks and/or project. If
already created, the works must have been completed during the last five
years. All must be labeled with artist's name and title of work.
4. Any structures proposed must be designed, built and installed in accordance
with all applicable codes, including permitting, to the standards in the most
recent edition of the local building code.
5. Proposals shall be submitted as follows: one (1) original, six (6) copies and
one (1) electronic copy (on flash drive, in MS Word or searchable PDF or
send to ftp://ftp.martin.fl.us/pub/incoming/AIPP (for Windows Explorer
go to FILE and click ‘Login As’, login: ftp public & password: @Martin!) in a
clear and concise format, on 8 ½" x 11" papers, in English.
Deadline: Postmarked, emailed or delivered by Friday, November 8, 2019, 5:00 pm.
Send or Deliver to:
Public Art Advisory Committee
c/o Martin County Office of Community
Development
2401 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, FL 34996
 

Deadline: 
11/08/2019

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OPEN CALL FOR CURATORIAL SCHOOL

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CURATORIAL SCHOOL: COLLABORATIVE PRACTICES
At Swimming Pool, Sofia
13 – 27 November 2019

OPEN CALL 
Until 26 September

Swimming Pool invites you to participate in a two-weeks intense curatorial program to take place from 13 to 27 November 2019 in Sofia. The second edition of our curatorial school focuses on Collaborative Practices, a field of research, action and vision informed by recent changes in society towards new forms of political, economical, technological, ecological and cultural co-existence.

We invite anyone interested in curating and instituting – artists, curators, writers, university students, cultural workers, and professionals –, to take part in a program built on discussions, workshops and talks. Main purpose of the school is to enable learning from immediate experience; therefore, alongside our meetings, we will enter into a process of collaborative writing to examine the dynamics of our encounter. Also, we encourage everyone to participate with an own vision on the topics outlined in the open call that can be framed as fiction or exhibition draft, performative action or a theoretical inquiry; within the school we will have the chance to discuss and exchange so that we grow our tools and imaginary towards meaningful collaborations. 

Talks, workshops and collective encounters with 
Barby Asante, London / Luchezar Boyadjiev & ICA, Sofia / Grégory Castéra & Council, Paris / Dessislava Dimova, Sofia & Brussels / Lubomir Draganov, Sofia / Barbora Kleinhamplová & Institute for Anxiety, Prague / Dragos Olea & Apparatus 22, Bucharest / Lorenzo Sandoval & The Institute for Endotic Research, Berlin / Peter Sit & Apart Collective, Bratislava

Concept and program leader
Viktoria Draganova

Fee
120 euro 

With the support of Programa Kultura Sofia

Deadline: 
09/26/2019

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ZK/U Open Call for Residency

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In the context of its art and research residency programme, ZK/U offers a ‘living & working’ space for artists, scholars and practitioners involved in exploring the idea and reality of “the city”. The programme is open to contemporary artistic positions that are conceptual, interventionist and contextual.

Selected projects are often informed by theoretical and practice-based critiques within the fields of urban research, geography, anthropology, urbanism, architecture and the humanities. With collaborative practices and peer-to-peer learning at its core, the residency is about exchanging with and learning from other artists and practitioners. It is a space for urban experimentation where fellows connect through common themes and interests.

Residents are encouraged to involve themselves with ZK/U’s programme and to propose their own formats.

Within the frame of this Open Call, ZK/U invites applications around it’s current discourses of the conceptual framework and additionally encourages investigations into the following themes: 

• alternative practices of knowledge production, mediation and new formats of cross-sectoral conversations
• inclusive modes of engagement in democratic decision making processes and grassroot movements
• connecting global communities through strategies of local non-monetary economies and digital governance
• prototyping digital and spatial infrastructure for a future based on the common good

 

Deadline: 
10/13/2019

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