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TRACTOR TEXT

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Are you a curator?
A writer, poet, playwright or graphic novelist?
An artist working mostly with text and/or concepts?

TRACTOR-TEXT initiative might be something for you and your creative research. In as much as TRACTOR-TEXT is designed for research, experimentation, and play on new ideas, text, and words. 

Open for anyone working predominately with text (in any form); traditionally or experimentally. As well as curators or researchers who have new, brilliant research-based exhibition and/or project proposal or simply want some time off to finish up a long started assignment.

DURATION: max. 7 weeks (preferably 3 or 4 weeks)

FOR WHOM IS TRACTOR-TEXT AGAIN?
open to all artists, art theorists working essentially with text or concepts in one way or another. This includes also curators who’d like to explore the local art scene and set up an exciting exhibition as a conclusion of their residency stay.

Deadline: 
05/15/2019

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POUND COMPETITION

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Art competition looking for artwork submissions in any medium from UK artists.

Pound has been established as an experiment to see if a micro-scale art funding project can exist from the change in our pockets. Pound is an art competition open to everyone and anyone. It is intended as a means of encouraging art projects and artistic experimentation. We want to see everything and anything - new ideas, concepts, uncompleted works, and gallery pieces!

The winning artist(s) is awarded the ‘pot’ of submission fees collected and is expected to invest this money in themselves, their practice, or a new piece of work. The amount the artist(s) received, who the independent judge was, the number of submissions, and how the winning artist used the ‘pot’ will be published. If successful the competition may be run as a monthly initiative in the future.

Deadline: 
05/31/2019

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£1.00
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Therapeutic Residency for Artists:

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Apply now to be a self directed and self  part of a residency in #goa #india that nurtures, challenges, explores your creative process through expanding awareness of your inner world and calls upon your most meaningful, purposeful and powerful.

It is an opportunity to communicate your #journeys, #aspirations,  #futureplans
your #struggles and #triumphs insafe environment with other residents; serving as a real time measure of your growth and changes in an #intersectional #community

Your time with us will foster #connection, #cocreation and #colloboration. Through empathic feedback, peer support, cross-inspiration and wilful dialogue, you will be motivated to process emerging feelings and thoughts in real time and share space with others in this #inimitable experience.

#therapeuticresidencyforartists #artists #creatives #opencall #internationalresidency #artistretreat #emotionalwellbringforartists #selfinquiry #creativity #exploration #tatva_center #creators #artistic #artistlife #artistic_support #creativecommunity #creativeentrepeneur #creativeminds #writersofinstagrampoetry #writerscommunity #painters #designer #residency #improveemotionalwellbeingforartists

Deadline: 
04/25/2019

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500 USD/Week, 10 percent of the total fee for residents attending for a month
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Call for entries for the international exhibition "Towards a critical rurality"

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The Rural Design concept derives from the need to develop a new gaze that interprets the territory in a dynamic way, focusing attention on the connections within an organism and between organisms. This gaze is capable of advancing concrete planning proposals, immediately expendable, but also implementable over time.

Specifically, the design must be oriented by ecological and systemic criteria.

The designer (in its broad sense) must conceive production processes in which the output of one system can become another’s input (circular economy) and elaborate visions and plans that take into account the whole system that generates processes, products, services and environments, as well as the flows of materials and energy between the different phases that distinguish their life cycles, favoring the use of renewable or low environmental impact resources and a proper end-of-life treatment. Until a few years ago, all these aspects were not taken into account in the design practice.

In this new scenario, new images of the agricultural environment are elaborated: not only as a place for material goods production, but also as a source of symbolic goods

Nature, the main producer of the symbols of this environment, is the foundation for a new conception of rurality and to redefine city-countryside relationships. By being aware of the complexity of these processes, we are also forced to confront the generosity and fragility of nature itself. In this framework, cultivating – in its broadest sense of managing the soil seen as a common heritage and of primary activity for human existence – deserves special attention and requires a critical reworking of the rurality itself.

PURPOSE OF THE CALL FOR ENTRIES

Artists, designers, architects, start-ups and researchers from all over the world are invited to participate in this call, by sending works which adhere to this redefinition of rurality, investigate the relationship between the urban and the peripheral areas, as well as  those between human activities and natural cycles. Candidates are invited to confront and engage, primarily, but not exclusively, with the resources typical of the Matese area – raw materials, production waste, construction techniques, local crafts – that will host the first edition of the Rural Design Week.

The participants in the exhibition “Towards a Critical Rurality”, part of the first edition of Rural Design Week, regardless of the resources – natural, economic and socio-cultural – that will be used for their works, can contribute to the following categories:

Category A: Rural design / systemic design objects

Category B: New naturally-based materials

Category C: Projects or processes inspired by the principles of circular economy and systemic design.

All the selected works – e.g. artifacts or products, installations, new materials or processes – will be exhibited (or realized in situ, in agreement with the authors/designers) in the Municipality of San Potito and in the surrounding areas.

VISITS: For those interested, the proponents of this call will be available to conduct visits of the territory. Visits can be booked until 19 April, to do so please email us.

COMPETITION PROMOTER

Ru.De.Ri – Rural Design per la Rigenerazione dei Territori

JURY COMPOSITION AND WINNERS SELECTION

The jury is presided by Mario Festa (architect, President of the Ru.DeRi Association) and composed of:

  • Marco Scotini – Head of NABA Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies Department  (Milano, Italy)
  • Iain Chambers – Professor of Cultural and Postcolonial Studies at the Oriental University in Naples and Founder of the Center for Postcolonial and Gender Studies of the Oriental University.
  • Michael Obrist – Architect, partner of Feld72 studio and Professor of Housing Construction and Design at the Technische Universität of Wien (Austria)
  • Rihards Funts – Designer – Latvia
  • Marjetica Potrč – Artist and architect – Slovenia
  • Ugo La Pietra  – Designer – Italy
  • Maria Thereza Alves – Artist – Brazil

The jury will evaluate the contributions to be set up in the Matese Regional Park and included in the exhibition catalog. The selected works will be notified by 6 May 2019).

Three winners will be selected, one for each of the following categories:

  • artifact related to rural design/ systemic design
  • new material based on natural components
  • project or process based on the principles of circular economy/ systemic design

The winners (one for each category) will receive a prize of €1,500 and will be invited to publicly present their contribution during the Matese Rural Design Week (travel expenses, board and lodging will be covered by the organizers).

In addition, the jury will select other works of particular note, which will be exhibited from May 31st to June 9th 2019 in the San Potito municipality and surrounding areas, both indoors and outdoors, taking into account the specific characteristics and needs of the individual contributions.

The jury will also assign a special mention to one of the selected works: an art residency (from 10 March to 7 April 2020) at the Art Center “La Regenta”, an exhibition space in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The residency, offered by “La Regenta”, includes: accommodation (with kitchenette), €400* for board expenses, a production space, a €500* fee and the chance to present the work to the public of the Art Center at the end of the residency period.

(*VAT must be deducted from the two amounts, based on the percentage in force in the winner’s country of residence).

Deadline: 
04/26/2019

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€40,00
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Banff International Curatorial Institute Fellowship | Visual Arts

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Program Overview

The Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI) Fellowship program supports established curators, arts writers, cultural critics, researchers, and artists in focusing deeply on the development of their work. The program allows for self-directed research over an extended period of 12 weeks, within the creative and intellectually stimulating environment of Visual Arts at Banff Centre. Up to four participants will be selected by an international jury for this unique, fully scholarshipped program.

In addition to focusing on their own practice, participants will engage with other artists-in-residence in Visual Arts programs to grow their networks and expand their research. They will visit studios, join reading groups, share knowledge through presenting research in progress, as well as engage with each other and Banff Centre’s curatorial and artistic staff.

What does the program offer?

The BICI Fellowship allows visual arts professionals to develop work and pursue critical research. Scheduled programming is light to allow for self-directed project development as well as opportunities to connect and collaborate.

Participants may work on the continuation of an existing project, the early development of a substantial new project, create work towards a confirmed external publication or exhibition, or conduct research involving BICI publications and Banff Centre’s permanent collection and archives. Projects and research that are timely, socially relevant, and of high artistic merit will be considered.  

Participants can attend talks and presentations by faculty and guests of Visual Arts programs and Walter Phillips Gallery, and expand networks by connecting with artistsfrom around the world. Participants will also have a private office or studio space, accessible 24 hours a day. In addition, the program offers funding to cover tuition, accommodation, and an on-campus meal plan. 

Who should apply?

The BICI Fellowship is open to mid- to- senior-level curators, arts writers, cultural critics, researchers, and artists exploring original topics within visual arts. Artists working in practice/material-based studio research are welcome to apply.

Applicants should have a 10-year exhibition/publication record, have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level, or have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. 

Dates: September 16 - December 06, 2019

Application fee: $65

*Financial Aid up to 100% covering tuition, light flex meal plan, and single on-campus accommodation is available (travel and other expenses are not eligible).

Deadline: 
05/01/2019
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Editor Practicum | Media + Production

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Work and learn through exposure to a wide range of post production projects under supervision by and mentorship from Banff Centre staff and faculty, and through collaboration with other practicum participants and project-related artists. 

The primary tools of focus will be AVID Media Composer and Symphony editing applications, along with some time spent in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects for the creation of related graphic elements. 

What does the program offer?

Participants will strengthen their practical skills in a fast-paced, professional, multi-system broadcast environment. Participants will collaborate with fellow practicum participants in the production roles of producers, directors, and videographers, as well as those in the complimentary post-production roles of graphic design / visual FX and post sound. Duties will include (but not be limited to) transcoding, synching and sorting dailies, offline / online editing including advanced colour grading, and Avid audio mixing strategies. 

These skills will be applied to a variety of projects from inception to delivery, with a focus on multi-cam talks / performances and short form documentary-style stories. Organizational, logistical, and diplomacy skills are strengthened through communications across production and post production crews. Practicum participants will also have the opportunity to attend relevant Banff Centre talks and events to expand their knowledge and personal artistic network.

Who should apply?

The ideal applicant will have a combination of formal training with a minimum of one year of professional experience in video editing using current non-linear editing tools. Applicants should be willing to adapt and excel in a professional, multi-system, AVID shared storage environment/workflow. A basic working knowledge of Photoshop, After Effects, and image compositing software is considered an asset, as is a practical understanding of codecs, encoding, file creation, and management. 

Applicants should possess excellent diplomacy skills and willingness to work closely with project producers, artists, and clients. In addition, applicants should be confident managing multiple projects and deadlines with strong time management skills. Preference will be given to participants demonstrating a strong desire to utilize this opportunity to pursue employment specifically in the post production field.

Application Deadline: March 27, 2019
Program Dates: May 06, 2019 - April 30, 2020

Deadline: 
03/27/2019
Fee Detail: 
65
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