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Send me your cloudy sky

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SEND ME YOUR CLOUDY SKY

A participatory art project open to everyone. Your photo will be part of a limited edition published book.

How to take part?

Lift your head and catch a cloudy sky.

Send one high definition image (landscape oriented) with: 1- your first name, 2- the name of the place, 3- the date the image was taken,

The objective is to create a book with a collection of images from around the world. Cloudy skies can be beautiful, a promise or a threat, hiding something, or triggering the imagination. On a symbolic level, a clouded mind can signify confusion or a fleeting interior state. 
I'm looking forward to receiving your cloudy sky.

All published participants will receive a series of five postcards including their own as a thank you gift. 

Deadline: 
07/18/2020
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Virtual Residency

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Virtual residencies are week-long events in which up to six creative residents agree to work together, on their own projects, from their own homes.

During the week residents join together periodically, and on an ongoing basis, using technology. 

The residents that join might be working on anything from glass-blowing to poetry, oils to collage. Over the six days we will get to know one another, share our experiences of working from home and in isolation, and grow our projects separately, but together.

It's an unusual time. Our residency should be full of people, and it isn’t. You should be in your studio, or at work, or somewhere else, and you’re not. And, while there’s nothing we can do about that, being together and carrying on is something that we absolutely can do. 

 

Our priorities for the virtual residency:

A sense of togetherness

A space for the conversations that open our work up to others, and in turn to ourselves

Focus

Structure, when it might feel like there isn’t any.

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Open Call for Choreographers for MAKING MOVES DANCE FESTIVAL 2020

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The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) invites NYC-based dance companies and choreographers to apply via open call for the 11th Annual Making Moves Dance Festival 2020 ~ Switchin’ It Up (MMDF2020). 

MMDF2020 offers paid performance opportunities for 11 choreographers on both the indoor and outdoor stages of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 and Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, with an Outdoor Kickoff Party on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

MMDF2020 will not only showcase new, emerging and underrepresented professional choreographers, but we’re Switchin’ It Up by providing an additional way for creative choreographers and dance artists to represent the diversity that is Queens and NYC: an open-style, live-juried, audience-participating Community Dance Battle set for Thursday, Sept. 24, including a pot of money and prizes to the winner. The Dance Battle , followed by our season kick-off Dance Party , is free and open to the public.
 

Program Timeline : The open-call application portal will be active as of Feb. 10; the deadline for applications is April 15, 2020. The jury will meet in May 2020. Selected groups will be notified by early June 2020. Calls of inquiry regarding the status of an application will not be returned.

Eligibility : MMDF2020 is open to emerging and underrepresented NYC-based choreographers and companies with bold ideas and a progressive/contemporary nature. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must have presented work previously in a public format; students may apply only for the Community Dance Battle when sign-ups are made available in August 2020. Applicants must be NYC residents as of the application deadline or can demonstrate a significant, documented track record of artistic activity in NYC. Queens residents receive preference for all opportunities.

 

Selection Criteria : Applicants will be chosen based on the strength of their submitted work; quality samples are important. MMDF2020 jurors and JCAL's Director of Programs and Artist Services will base choices on clarity of choreographic vision and artist statement; ability of the artist (through visual aid, written or another form of communication) to share the choreographer's commitment to purpose, aesthetic and technique; a performing company of quality that is trained to represent the work of the choreographer; and a demonstrated desire and ability to share their work and vision.

 

Prizes Details: 

MMDF2020 Offers Four Opportunities for Choreographers and Dance Companies:

Major Commission : One choreographer will be commissioned to create a 30 to 45-minute work to be presented on the indoor stage at evening performances on Sept. 25 and 26. The commissioned choreographer will receive a stipend of $4,000 to create the work, and receive up to 80 hours of free rehearsal space at JCAL. The commissioned choreographer will also receive a $500 fee to deliver a public program developed over a residency period to support full development of the commissioned work. This public program may be a workshop, master class, free public performance or other community-based activity taking place in a JCAL studio. The commissioned choreographer will provide dancers, costumes, lighting, props, etc., out of commissioned funds.

Emerging Artists : Up to four emerging and/or underrepresented professional choreographers and groups will receive a stipend of $800 to present a 15 to 25-minute piece on the indoor stage on Sept. 25 and 26. The choreographers and/or groups will be able to demonstrate a track record of public performances, commit time to the choreographic process, and highlight their creative concepts.

Early-Career Artists : Up to four early-career professional choreographers and/or groups will receive a $500 stipend to present a 15 to 25-minute piece on the outdoor stage on Sept. 25 and 26 (presenting existing work is encouraged). The choreographers and/or groups will be able to demonstrate a track record of public performances, commit time to the choreographic process, and highlight their creative concepts.

New Artists : Two new choreographers and/or groups will receive a stipend of $350 to present a 12 to 15-minute piece on the outdoor stage on Sept. 25 and 26 (presenting existing work is encouraged).

 

Deadline: 
04/15/2020
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red03 Art Gallery

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In Barcelona, ​​in the El Born neighborhood, in front of the Picasso Museum, there is a different cultural space in the area.
Since its inauguration in September 2006, red03 is not just a gallery, but an alternative space for dissemination and exhibition, where art becomes part of everyday life.

We promote a new perspective of art, within conscious consumption.
Each work has been designed and created by human beings, artists who work to add value to the world we inhabit.

We propose the possibility of showing, buying and selling art in an ethical way and consistent with our social commitment.
We seek decent work conditions.
We offer pieces made in the most responsible way possible, because we work taking care of and improving our environment.

Created and directed by the artist Marcela Jardón, the red03 arose as a result of the meeting of different artists and artisans. The name is as much for a network of creators as for the red of the passion they put into their works.

We currently offer a selection of objects from national and international artists, with strong ties to Barcelona, ​​the city where they have lived or currently live.

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Engage Trustees

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Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is seeking new trustees to join our established and dedicated Board in November 2019. The Board, which currently has 15 members, meets quarterly.

We are interested in applications from individuals (including practising artists) with knowledge and expertise in visual arts education and gallery education. In particular, we are seeking applications from colleagues based in Wales, Scotland or one of the regions of England (outside of London).

About Engage

Engage is the lead professional association in the field of gallery education, with about 900 members in the UK and abroad. A registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, Engage is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and receives funding from Creative Scotland, the Arts Council of Wales and from a number of trusts and foundations.

Mission
Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education.

Vision
We support arts educators, organisations and artists to work together with communities in dynamic, open exchanges that give everyone the opportunity to learn and benefit from the arts.

  • Values
  • Community
  • Leadership
  • Inclusiveness

Engage currently works across four main strands:

  • Advocacy – making the case to stakeholders and funders for the role of gallery education and the resources needed to deliver it;
  • Dissemination – sharing gallery education practice with and beyond the visual arts and education sectors in the UK and internationally;
  • Professional development – support for gallery education professionals and for colleagues in related areas at all levels of experience;
  • Research and activities – supporting the development of innovative gallery education practice through work with galleries and visual arts venues across the UK and internationally.

The roles and responsibilities of the Engage Board

The role of the Engage Board is to:

  • Ensure Engage functions within the legal and financial requirements of a company and charitable organisation;
  • Be responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Engage;
  • Determine policy;
  • Agree on the annual budget and decide on any major resource issues;
  • Approve the annual accounts;
  • Appoint senior staff;
  • Carry out the appraisal of senior staff;
  • Monitor performance against agreed objectives and targets;
  • Represent and promote Engage externally;
  • Assist in fundraising from the public and private sectors;
  • Observe the Memorandum and Articles of Association (Engage’s regulatory governing documents).

The Board includes members with special responsibilities and roles, the key roles being Chair, Vice-chairs, and Treasurer.

Trustee Role Description

The statutory duties of each Engage trustee are to:

  • Ensure that Engage complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations;
  • Ensure that Engage pursues its objects as defined in its governing document;
  • Ensure that Engage applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives;
  • Contribute actively to the Board’s role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets;
  • Safeguard Engage’s good name and values;
  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of Engage;
  • Ensure the financial stability of Engage;
  • Protect and manage the property of Engage and ensure the proper investment of its funds;
  • Appoint the Director and monitor their performance.

In addition to the above statutory duties, each board member should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board reach sound decisions.

This may involve:

  • Scrutinising board papers;
  • Leading discussions affecting Engage and the sector;
  • Focusing on key issues;
  • Providing guidance on new initiatives;
  • Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.

Trustee Specification

  • A commitment to Engage and its work;
  • Willingness to devote time and expertise;
  • Experience of developing a strategic vision;
  • Good, independent judgement;
  • The ability to think creatively and share ideas;
  • Willingness to speak their mind;
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship;
  • The ability to respect confidences;
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a team;
  • Willingness to act as an ambassador for Engage;
  • Adherence to the Nolan Committee’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

This is a voluntary position and is not remunerated however travel and when necessary accommodation expenses may be paid.

Terms of Appointment

Engage Trustees are appointed for a three-year period. A maximum of two terms of three years can be served. 

This is a voluntary position and is not remunerated. However, travel and when necessary accommodation expenses may be paid.
 

Deadline: 
08/16/2019
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Workstudy with a circus & community center! No exp required!

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Say goodbye to the average work-study program! At The Muse Brooklyn, our hearts beat circus and our workstudy students are the backbone of our community. From being the face of our front desk, to transforming our studio into whatever fun event we happen to be hosting, this program promises to utilize the skills and interests of every individual, while giving opportunities to build and refine professional circus skills in our state-of-the-art studio in Brooklyn.

Our work-study program is a six-month commitment, consisting of two, 4.5 hour shifts each week. Duties while on shift include basic studio maintenance, greeting and signing in our guests, and setting up/striking classes.  All work-studies will have the opportunity to complete detailed complimentary training for the position, with workshops that include rigging and studio safety, hands on tutorials for using our client front desk check in program, CPR/First aid and more!

In exchange for hours worked on site, work-studies receive unlimited open workout training time and ground circus classes, options to "drop in" to any open aerial class using class credits, discounts on events and merchandise, free entry into professionally focused community workshops and more! This program is flexible enough to meet the needs of students, performers, dreamers with a day job, and anyone else with other commitments, while still being structured enough to give hands-on, professional experience in administration, performing arts, and the circus industry overall. Our work-study Program is designed to encourage the creative side of each individual while allowing them to explore new heights (literally!)

In addition, we have working professionals regularly training in our studio as well as host auditions for large scale productions, with casting agents passing through on a regular basis. The Muse Brooklyn is an incubator for those that are willing and eager to make themselves available for opportunities and experiences unique to our space. Even if your career goal is not to perform professionally, you will be given the opportunity to learn other skills such as lights & sound, event and stage management, and production. Personally, you will grow and develop simply by being a regular part of our family and community.  

No circus experience required! We're proud to have been a home to everyone from dancers to actors, scientists to engineers, and everything in between. If you love and support the arts, The Muse community is for you!

Apply by June 15, 2019 in order to be considered.

The program's acceptance will run from Sunday, July 7th, 2019 - Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Deadline: 
06/15/2019
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