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Afro-German Artists & African Diaspora: Art against Racism in Germany | Public Art on Billboards Open Call | €500 cash prizes

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+++ The deadline has been extended to 31st of May 2021 midnight. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for further updates! +++

Calling Afro-German artists, designers, photographers and illustrators and those who live in the former German colonies Togo, Cameroon, Namibia, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania and African Diaspora in Germany.

This open call is about creatively exposing the blind spots in the collective consciousness of the white majority in Germany towards its colonial history and the racism against black people that is rooted in that era.

Most Germans are still not aware that the German colonial history, albeit much shorter than that of other colonial powers, was every bit as brutal - including murder, rape, forced labor, profiteering and genocide. They are not aware of the bloody trace the German Empire under Kaiser Wilhelm II has left in Africa, and how its deeply racist colonial administration has laid the foundation of every-day racism in Germany today.

How it works

The Blind Spots in the Street poster competition works like an advertising campaign: it consists of a series of posters on billboards in public spaces that are intended to arouse curiosity but do not directly reveal the topic. Each billboard is tagged with a QR code. When scanned, the QR codes lead to our website, where information on the idea behind each poster is provided.

The task
1. to develop a teaser ("eye-catcher") image that arouses curiosity in the viewer without revealing what exactly the image is about. The objective is to get a wider audience to learn about the issues of colonial history and racism. Optionally, write a headline to go with it.
2.Write a text (150-400 words) that provides background information about the image.

What to aim for
The images must be striking and impactful in public. Most importantly, they must arouse curiosity! Only those viewers who really want to know what's behind the image will scan the QR code.
Examples for the interaction of images and texts can be found on our blog.

The rules
1. Participants are at least 18 years old and have had their own experience with racism in Germany or are originially from or live in the former German colonies of Togo, Cameroon, Namibia, Tanzania, Rwanda or Burundi.
2. Colors should be primarily red, black, white, and shades of gray so that the images are recognizable as part of the campaign
3. An area of 83x86 mm vertical must be left blank for the QR code.

More details on our website!

Prize summary: 
your art on billboards + exhibition + €500 in cash prizes
Prizes Details: 
  • An international jury will select 4 winners whose work will be posted on billboards in Kassel, Germany.
  • First prize is a €200 cash prize, and three additional winners will recieve a €100 merit award.
  • All 4 winning entries will also be shown at an exhibition in Kassel this summer and receive a social media shoutout.
Deadline: 
05/31/2021

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Art-Mantic

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Art-Mantic helps Artists to showcase their work through conversation. It is not about selling directly, but aims to give your audience a unique insight into your practice by capturing aspects of it through a series of quick chats that deepen over time. Recorded by zoom, these chats are edited and released on your behalf on the website and social media channels. There is a £10 fee to review applications but no ongoing costs thereafter. 

Deadline: 
06/30/2021

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Fee Detail: 
£10 One off submission fee with no further costs
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International Art Competition Textures & Patterns

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Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 2nd "Textures & Patterns" Online Art Competition for the month of June 2021. This is an international competition and artists and photographers from around the world are welcome to submit their best works with the theme Textures & Patterns. A variety of interpretations can be submitted (representative, abstract, conceptional). All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art. All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate. First, second and third place will be largely displayed with an article about the artist and their work. First place will be on the poster of the show. $15 for 2 images. Deadline: May 27, 2021. 

Prize summary: 
All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate.
Prizes Details: 

All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate, First, second and third place will be largely displayed with an article  about the artist and  their work. Winning artwork (First place) will be on the poster of the show. Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards may also be presented. All accepted works will be displayed with the artist name, title of work, and a link back to their website, or email address if they do not have a website. All Accepted artists will receive extensive online publicity and promotion on our website.

Deadline: 
05/27/2021

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Fee Detail: 
$15
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Call to Artists and Art Organizations: 2021 ISC Innovator Award

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International Sculpture Center Innovator Award
Submission Deadline: August 12, 2021

The ISC Innovator Award was established to recognize the creative innovation of individuals, organizations, or collectives who develop new ideas and work to improve and/or expand the field of contemporary sculpture. The recipient of this award demonstrates a commitment to their community and effects social change through their work.

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of professionals in the field, who will select one final recipient. After confirmed by the ISC Awards Committee and Board of Trustees, the recipient will be honored at community awards ceremony (date TBD). Submissions will close August 12, 2021.

Please read the following award criteria carefully. 

Eligibility and Award Criteria:

  • Applicants may apply as individuals or groups (such as but not limited to artists, cultural organizers, curators, nonprofit, organization, collaborative, etc.)
  • Available for both domestic and international entities.
  • Applicants may not be a current graduate or undergraduate student (*Student eligibility through the  ISC Outstanding Student Achievement in contemporary sculpture awards program)
  • Open to sculptors/groups working in any material or medium

Examples of innovation include:

  • Develops new thought processes
  • Is a unique benefit to the community and/or society
  • Encourages social change
  • Creative use of sculpture/materials/technique/processes
  • Demonstrate the promise of continuing creative and professional growth

Award Recipient Benefits:

  • $1,000 Cash prize
  • One year Professional (individual) or Associate (organization) level ISC Membership
  • Recognition on sculpture.org and in Sculpture Magazine
  • Virtual event to present work/project to the ISC Sculpture Community
  • Residency opportunity (if available)
Prize summary: 
Recipient awarded a $1000 Cash Prize and more
Deadline: 
08/12/2021

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Ohio Quilt Mural

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Based in Canada, Foxquilt is an Insurance technology company focused on empowering small businesses to save on Business Insurance. This Spring, we’ll be launching our services in Ohio - Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron - to continue innovating insurance so it’s easier, simpler and faster for more small business owners in North America.  We’re looking for a local artist in each of the following cities: Akron, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati to paint a mural of a quilt to showcase their amazing small business community!  The mural should depict a quilt with the logos of local businesses. Each business will be featured in its own patch; together, all the patches help create the quilt! The businesses will be selected based on submissions where owners share why they love being a part of their city’s community.

If you have any favourite local businesses that you think would be interested in participating, feel free to share our submissions page with them!  

https://www.foxquilt.com/blogc/call-for-ohio-small-business-logo-mural

We need a local artist, like you, who is passionate about your city to help bring our vision to life!

Requirements for the Mural Design: 

The primary quilt should communicate the Foxquilt brand look & feel (brand colours: white, different tones of blue & teal) with the incorporation of the Foxquilt website URL and logo.

- Incorporation of the activation QR code (we will provide) which links to our program landing page that showcases the businesses’ stories of why they love their city.

- Incorporation of the chosen businesses (around 50 logos estimated.) We will look to provide the logos in your chosen design file prior to design.

- A 5-7 word phrase/tagline (we will provide) that needs to be incorporated. This phrase will act as a rallying call behind the program, highlighting the strength of the Foxquilt business community.

Where will the Mural be: 

 Since you’re the artist bringing this idea to life and would know your city better than any of us, we want to empower you and give you the freedom to choose a place that you feel would

best tell the story of our mural! We will absolutely help with approaching property owners and gathering the right permits. Our only recommendation is for the wall to be ~800 square feet within a high foot traffic area, ideally where small businesses are centralized.

Benefits for you: 

-$5,000 to compensate you and the cost of materials

- The opportunity to help support your local small business community with a unique public art installation, while also being a part of a nationwide mural campaign

- The chance to work with a leading, innovative insurance technology company that’s making waves and changing the way business owners get insurance for the better

- Have your work featured all over our social media, in press releases and a targeted marketing campaign!

Interested?  How to apply 

You must be a local artist in either:

- Akron

- Cleveland

- Columbus

- Cincinnati

- Will be able to complete the mural by mid to late June 2021.

Email mural@foxquilt.com with “Foxquilt Mural” in the subject line and:

- Your resume with references

- Your portfolio featuring examples of murals you’ve done and any other examples of work that showcase your specific style.

- Remember, we want you to have creative freedom with how you present our quilt idea! Your mural will be 1 of 4 murals in Ohio; we’d love for each mural to be different from one another - showcasing each artist’s unique style and interpretation of the concept, and the small businesses that make that city special.

- Application deadline: May 20th, 2021

-Other than that, it’s your freedom and artistic license to present this story and vision however you feel best! 

To learn more follow about the mural project, click the link below:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x50wdzh2r4exw2g/Creative%20Brief%20-%20Ohio%20Mural.pdf?dl=0

Prize summary: 
$5000 payment
Prizes Details: 

$5000 Payment for the completion of the project (price includes costs for the materials)

Deadline: 
05/20/2021

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No fee
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Springfield-Sangamon County Transportation Murals RFQ

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Sangamon County is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to professional artists or firms to create permanent original art or installations for one or two public murals that will be located outdoors at the new Springfield Sangamon County Transportation Center in Springfield, Illinois. The project timeline will begin later this summer with final installation in summer of 2022.

Application Deadline: Friday, June 11, 2021 4:30 p.m.

*Application before the deadline is encouraged.

Deadline: 
06/11/2021

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