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Call for Artists - Wotisart #34 (January (2020)




Wotisart is a portfolio magazine. Our goal is to allow unknown artists an avenue to show their work and gain some recognition in the industry and also to answer the question... What is art? We are now taking entries for the January issue of Wotisart?

Brief: send us a large digital image of your work (the bigger the better). Also send us any information you think is relevant. 

Deadline: 28th December 2019


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Call for Artists - Average Art 42 (January 2020)




Average Art is an industry focused art magazine. Our goal is to draw attention to self representing artists. We are now taking entries for the January edition of Average Art Magazine.

Brief: Send us a large digital image of your work. Also send us any information you think is relevant. Any text needs to be kept brief as we get hundreds of submissions.

DEADLINE: 22nd December 2019


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Light The Night - Pink




Light The Night – Pink
Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness and Lighting Ceremony
Call For Artists
When:  November 16, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Where:  2 Main Street, Sayville NY 11782- THORNHILLS BUILDING

• Call for artists to showcase their art for a local fundraiser. A one-night fundraiser where a portion of the art sale proceeds will go to
The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center, Stony Brook, NY 11790.
• Special attention given for Long Island artists who’ve been affected by breast cancer that would like to help families and communities understand the impact of breast cancer.
• Additionally, opencall extended to Long Island and NYC artists interested in this one-night exhibit in Sayville.
• Deadline for entries is Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Artists must be able to transport and pick up unsold artwork to the gallery space in Sayville independently.
• Lighting ceremony accompanies the fundraiser, lighting the iconic neon Thornhill’s Pharmacy sign for the first time nearly 70 years. The Thornhill’s Pharmacy building has been renovated and will host the fundraiser.
• Call Matthew LaPiana at 716-812-7504 for details.


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Call for Artists - A5 Portfolio #33 (December 2019)




A5 magazine wants to try and shine a light on some of the amazing artists working today. We are now taking entries for the December edition of the zine.

Brief: send us a large digital image of your work. Also send us any information you think is relevant. Any text needs to be kept brief as we get hundreds of submissions.

Deadline: 5th December 2019


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Call for Proposals: 2020 Socrates Annual Fellowship




Information Sessions:
Session #1 – Monday, October 21, 2019 / 6:30–7:30pm / at Triangle Arts Association
Session #2 – Friday, November 1, 2019 / 4–5pm / at Socrates Sculpture Park, in Sticks

Application Deadline:
Monday, November 25, 2019 by 11:59pm

January 2020

April 2020 – September 2020

October 2020 – March 2021


‘Call and Response: Making Monuments Now’

In light of recent debates about monuments and some recent removals, Socrates asks artists to propose prototypes for new monuments for New York City for presentation beginning in the fall of 2020. Artists are invited to consider and respond to the following considerations and questions:

As symbols of Confederate and Colonial power are currently being destroyed, dismantled, reconfigured, or exiled from public view, what new representations should fill their void? What monuments should be created to reflect today’s values and our desire to project those into the future? Who or what should be given the space, representation, and honor in these new monumental artworks? More specifically, as the reconfiguration of monuments in public space reflects the process of history writing, what histories of New York should be remembered or recovered?

What kind of monument might shape public consciousness in the creation of civic agents empowered with social and political self-determination? What kind of monument might best to serve and preserve the reclamation of New York’s underrecognized or repressed histories? How might monument-makers resist the obdurate, authoritarian chauvinist impulses that commonly accompany traditional representational strategies of monuments?

This open call will be the major component of Socrates Sculpture Park’s year-long engagement with recent discourse on the current state and future of monuments in the United States. It is a thematic adaption of ‘The Socrates Annual Fellowship’ and exhibition, and incorporates an extended selection process and production timeline as well as inclusion in an exhibition publication.

These monument prototypes for New York City will be presented alongside three new commissions for speculative monuments for America by major artists, and a collective monument for Queens created by participants in the Park’s after-school program for teenagers: Socrateens.

Fellowship recipients will receive a $5,000 production grant to support their project a $1,000 honorarium and four-months of seven-days-a-week access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor artist studio.

Artist Fellows are responsible for the fabrication, transportation (if necessary) and installation of their works. Socrates will provide limited technical and installation assistance during a three-week installation period, M-F, 10AM – 6PM. Specifics of installation assistance will be discussed with each artist selected.


Before preparing their applications, artists are strongly encouraged to visit Socrates – a unique New York City public park located on the East River waterfront in an industrial area of Long Island City, Queens – and to explore Socrates’ website and exhibition archive to learn about the history and context of the organization. Visiting the Park will give applicants a better sense of the factors that effect installations in the Park and help impart insights into the available facilities – from the tools and equipment in Socrates’ artist studio to the resources of the surrounding neighborhood.


‘The Socrates Annual Fellowship program’ is based on a competitive, open application process. Completed on-line applications must be submitted by the deadline (Monday, November 25, 2019 by 11:59pm) and will be reviewed by the Socrates exhibition department and outside curatorial advisors. Ten to twelve artists will be selected for the 2020 program. Artists are selected based on the compelling nature of the project proposed, clarity of intent, unique approach to the site, and public context.

Following the recommendations of the curatorial advisors, Socrates staff will contact applicants individually to discuss proposed projects before confirming the final selection in early 2020.


Once accepted, Socrates staff members will meet with each Artist Fellow to discuss project proposals in detail and begin to assist with the development, engineering, and installation of the work. A group meeting for all Artist Fellows and Socrates staff will take place one evening in late winter of 2020, followed by an on-site orientation and individual progress meetings throughout the Fellowship to assess progress, troubleshoot issues, and review next steps. Selected works are subject to final approval by Socrates staff and must meet safety requirements to be able to withstand the effects of weather and public use.


Fellowships are awarded to artists whose careers and artistic practices would benefit from the opportunity. Artists who are enrolled in a school, college, or university at the time of application are NOT eligible for ‘The Socrates Annual Fellowship’ program. Artists who have applied before, but never shown at Socrates, are eligible.


We are eternally grateful for longstanding support from the Jerome Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and The New York Community Trust, which has enabled the Emerging Artist Fellowship program to grow and evolve since its founding in 1995.

And special thanks goes to our public partners, including the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda R. Katz, City Council Speaker Cory Johnson, City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl.


Socrates Sculpture Park has been a model of public art production, community activism, and socially inspired place-making for more than 30 years. Known for fostering ambitious and visionary artworks, Socrates has presented more than 1,200 artists on its five waterfront acres, providing them the financial support, materials, equipment, and space necessary to create large-scale works in the public realm. Open 365 days a year from 9am till dusk, the Park is a center of cultural programming – as a producer of contemporary sculpture exhibitions, a presenter of a multi-disciplinary performances, an arts educator, and a venue for healthy outdoor activities  – all offered completely free of charge to the public. The Park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment.


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Call Out for Digital Ambassadors: Wave-Field Crewe & Salford


Wave-Field – outdoor digital art installation
OPEN CALL / DEADLINE: Sunday 27 October 2019

Cheshire East Council, SHIFT and QuaysCulture are delighted to announce this exciting opportunity for residents of Greater Manchester and Cheshire East.

Wave-Field is an internationally renowned artwork produced by Lateral Office and CS Design with soundscape by Mitchell Akiyama. As part of a UK tour, L4 will present their interactive seesaw installation Wave-Field in Crewe and Salford Quays. Created by an award-winning team, Wave-Field is a publicly-activated light and sound experience which has been exhibited worldwide. Wave-Field intends to make art accessible to all through the playful nature of the work.

The presentation of Wave-Field in Crewe will take place from 21 November – 1 December 2019, which coincides with Crewe Town Council’s LUMEN festival on 29 November. LUMEN is Crewe’s Night of Lights, a free event for all the family which will transform, illuminate and animate Crewe town centre with breathtaking performances, installations and projections. LUMEN is produced in collaboration with ArtReach and DoubleTake Projections.

Wave-Field’s tour to Crewe and Salford Quays represents a new partnership between Cheshire East Council and QuaysCulture. QuaysCulture produces the annual Lightwaves festival at MediaCityUK consisting of new and existing light art commissions. This year it will take place from 6 – 15 December 2019 and Wave-Field will be a key highlight of the festival.

The Wave-Field Ambassadors Programme is open to anyone living in Greater Manchester or Cheshire East who is interested in gaining hands on experience in digital arts and outdoor events. The opportunity will provide training for individuals who will participate in a series of workshops in the lead up to Wave-Field. Ambassadors will then play an active role in the delivery and audience engagement of Wave-Field during its tour to Salford Quays and Crewe, working closely with L4, QuaysCulture and Cheshire East Council staff.

The aim of the programme is to embed some of the learning from this ambitious art-science collaboration in Cheshire East and Greater Manchester, by building participants’ skills and confidence as digital art communicators / advocates.

As a Wave-Field Ambassador you will receive:

2 x day training sessions and workshops in November 2019 delivered by Cheshire East Council, L4, QuaysCulture and ArtReach

Insight and practical resources in creating digital art and outdoor event production

Opportunity to attend and volunteer at inspiring events including LUMEN and Lightwaves at Salford Quays

Individual guidance and peer to peer support

Expenses to support travel and subsistence costs to participate in the programme

You will be expected to:

Attend all elements of the programme (see key dates below)

Bring an enthusiasm to learn and engage with the programme, and share this with the wider Cheshire East and Greater Manchester community

Further visitors’ enjoyment of attending Wave-Field by helping them to understand the artwork, how it works and how it was created

Help us build the next stage of the programme by telling us what worked and what didn’t work


Cheshire East Ambassadors should be available to participate in the follow dates:

Monday 4 Nov Ambassadors Training Day with QuaysCulture and L4 @ The Lowry, Salford Quays, 11am-3pm

Sunday 17 Nov Event Management Training with CEC and Creative Producing Masterclass with ArtReach @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe 2pm-5pm

21 Nov-1 Dec Wave-Field in Crewe*
*ambassadors must be available to participate in a minimum of 3 of the event days, including at least two shifts over the weekend dates

29 November LUMEN in Crewe

Cheshire East Ambassadors also have the option to attend:

19-21 Nov Wave-Field installation days in Crewe Lyceum Square

2 December Wave-Field de-rig day in Crewe Lyceum Square

6-15 December LightWaves at Salford Quays


Greater Manchester Ambassadors should be available to participate in the follow dates:

Monday 4 Nov Ambassadors Training Day with QuaysCulture and L4 @ The Lowry, Salford Quays, 11am-4pm

Sunday 17 Nov Event Management Training with CEC and Creative Producing Masterclass with ArtReach @ Lyceum Theatre, Crewe 2pm-5pm

6-15 December Lightwaves at Salford Quays*
*ambassadors must be available to participate in a minimum of 2 of the event days

Greater Manchester Ambassadors also have the option to attend:

29 November LUMEN in Crewe

Atomic 3 talk/workshop TBC


The opportunity is open to anyone over the age of 18 living in Cheshire East or Greater Manchester, who has an interest in gaining hands on experience with digital arts and outdoor events.

We specifically encourage applications from young people (18+) and adults who are out of work.

Ambassadors will be working outdoors in all weathers during the presentation of Wave-Field. You must be fit enough to be able to stand or sit outside for several hours in all weathers. Shifts will last up to 5 hours. Shelter will be provided in the event of poor weather.


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