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CAMP Reboot 2022

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Residential arts project CAMP is reopening its doors after two years of online activity. Workshops with Terry Riley, Tai Shani, Julia Holter, Matthew Herbert, Tashi Wada, Chris Watson and others will lead the organisation’s most ambitious program yet.

In February 2020, with the seriousness of the emerging covid outbreak becoming clear, CAMP closed its doors. The entire 2020/21 seasons were moved online, into Zoom sessions, VR workshops and even, at one point, inside a Minecraft world.

In May this year, CAMP will reopen its doors for the first time since the start of the covid pandemic. This is going to be the biggest, most ambitious season yet for CAMP - two years of postponed workshops have been reprogrammed, and new workshops have been added. Perched on a mountainside at 800m above sea level, peering over the Pyrenean border from France to Spain, the residential facility will run twenty workshops in 2022.

“We’re going to pack as much into this season as we possibly can - if the last two years have shown us anything, it’s that you can’t take anything for granted. Our freedom to travel, to collaborate, to gather and share ideas and to present our creative work in public can disappear into thin air overnight. The responsible actions of the vast majority of people, and the lightning fast science involved in vaccine and test development have given us back those freedoms, and nothing short of explosive action is required to make the most of these good times”, says CAMP co-founder James Birchall.

The 2022 season includes 5-day residential workshops with Julia Holter, Terry Riley, Mark Fell, Tai Shani, Chris Watson, Deerhoof, Gavin Bryars, Julia Kent, Matthew Herbert, Aviva Rahmani, Gabrielle Bell, Colin Self, Tashi Wada and many others - see below for the full program of on-site workshops, or visit www.campfr.com.

Alongside the on-site workshops, the online program, originally developed as an emergency response to covid closures, will continue to develop. “We feel like we developed something really special over the last two years, and we’re going to keep them going”, James reveals. “Stay tuned to the website over the next weeks for new online workshops with some amazing artists and musicians including Rian Treanor, Ewa Justika, Matt Black, Steve Albini and others. We’re also working on new methods of online working, from VR to networked, collaborative workspaces.”

CAMP 2022 on-site schedule:

2022-05-04 / Current Strategies for Improvisation and Composition with Elliott Sharp

2022-05-11 / Hearing the Impossible with Matthew Herbert

2022-05-18 / Modern Composition with Gavin Bryars

2022-06-15 / Personal Stories In Comics with Gabrielle Bell

2022-07-06 / Modeling Resilience With Art with Aviva Rahmani

2022-07-27 / On the Edge and Out of Control: the Making of A Tragedy with Tai Shani & Florence Peake

2022-08-10 / Presence with Laurel Halo

2022-08-17 / XOIR with Colin Self

2022-08-24 / Environment and Synthesis with Mark Fell and CM Von Hausswolff

2022-08-31 / Outside In - The Poetry of Nature and the Nature of Poetry with Simon Armitage

2022-09-14 / Words, Non-words and Music with Julia Holter

2022-09-21 / Creative Work With Tuning with Tashi Wada

2022-09-28 / Field Recording: Red Deer Season with Chris Watson

2022-10-05 / Rock Band with Deerhoof

2022-10-12 / Deep Listening, Phase 1 w/ Phill Niblock, Julia Kent, BJ Nilsen and Tim Shaw

2022-10-19 / Deep Listening, Phase 2 w/ Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Akira Rabelais & Kelly Jayne Jones

+ more tbc

Contact: 

lukas@campfr.com

Loretta Ana Kaufman to Exhibit in the National Association of Women Artists Historical to Contemporary – Then & Now

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Loretta Kaufman’s acrylic painting “Animated Forms III (Leaning Toward the Light): Circle of Life Series was selected to be part of NAWA’s exhibition at Monmouth Museum in New Jersey March – May 2022.

The exhibition was open to all NAWA members nationwide working in oil, acrylic, encaustic, photography, mixed media, collage, sculpture, assemblage, prints, pastels, watercolors, mosaics, ceramics.  There will be 15 historical works from 1900 to 1980 from the Zimmerli Art Museum collection at Rutgers University and 50 contemporary works from current members.

Empowering women since 1889, with a current membership over 800, NAWA is the first established professional women’s art organization in the US.  With a mission to continue its long-standing tradition of supporting relevant women artists from all over the nation.

The exhibition will take place at the Monmouth Museum, 765 Newman Springs d., Lincroft, New Jersey, March 18 – May 15, 2022.  Reception:  March 20, 5-7pm.  For more information and museum hours, please contact https://monmouthmuseum.org at 732-747-2256.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Kaufman is a painter in sculptor in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her 2D and 3D work has been exhibited in South Africa, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and South Korea.  In 2020 the Tennessee Arts Commission curated a retrospective encompassing paintings, works on paper, sculpture and collage.  Some recent awards are an Honorable Mention in 2022 in NAWA’s exhibition Healing for an acrylic diptych at the New York Public Library in Manhattan; the Memorial Medal of Honor Award for her sculpture in 2020 in NAWA’s Annual Exhibition; and the Cutting Edge Award for an acrylic painting in NAWA’s Annual Exhibition in New York in 2018.  Loretta’s paintings and sculptures have been exhibited and won awards in Fusion Art’s international exhibitions since 2015.  Her oil painting was published in the book of poetry ‘Gate Posts With No Gate – The Leg Paint Project’ in 2018 which carries an endorsement from author and curator Sean Hemingway.

For more information about Kaufman and her work please visit:  https://tnartscommission.org/permanentcollection/loretta-ana-kaufman/

Contact: 

Loretta Ana Kaufman - loanraka@bellsouth.net

Great Thinkers International Fellowship Program!

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Think Different Global is a community of great thinkers and young enthusiastic people who are working on educating people about United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) using the tools of education, art, media and events.

We are welcoming people from every discipline and culture who live an alive passion to push humanity forward by working on the UN SDGs. We believe passionately in the power of ideas and potential of youth to solve the biggest problems that the world is facing.

If you’re a keynote speaker / author / philosopher / traveller / artist / musician / poet / activists / entrepreneur / NGO head or someone who has pursued life with a different approach and has some ideas worth sharing to push humanity forward, we want to meet you through this program.

During the fellowship, you’ll be engaged in producing online blogs, talks and events etc that will be planned by Think Different Global to structure the effective delivery of your greatest ideas, collective consciousness and human wisdom.

Benefits:

  1. Best 30 fellow speakers will be recognized for the annual TDG 30 Global Visionaries list.
  2. The fellowship will give access to TDG Resources to discuss challenges and ideas towards achieving the United Nations SDGs and pushing humanity forward.
  3. You’ll give a TDG Talk
  4. Free TDG Membership for all the participants
  5. Think Different Global Certification to people who will get shortlisted for TDG Talks.

Eligibility:

  1. Commitment to work on the mission and vision of Think Different Global.
  2. Be available to work with Think Different Global for at least 1 month.
  3. You must also be available to participate in and contribute to a thriving and connected global community, both virtually and in-person when possible.
  4. The TDG Fellows program is not an academic fellowship and non-traditional educations are welcome.
  5. In addition to impressive accomplishment, fine character and a good heart are also important traits they look for in TDG Fellows.

Application Process:

Apply using the link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScel1YyZ2GwdU5CYKPYMzS9tkWpjIfPWl63B9afRXVG1RlpUQ/viewform?usp=sf_link .

If your profile don’t match with the given eligibilities but you have something to add value to this program, we would encourage and love to hear you at thinkdifferent.global@gmail.com

Deadline: September 15th, 2021

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For more information: Please reach us at thinkdifferent.global@gmail.com with your queries. Use “GTIF 2021” in the subject line for easier communications.

Final Deadline for entry to the 2021 Edinburgh Short Film Festival: June 21st!

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Featuring the best short films of 2021 at international film festivals 
Our 10th anniversary edition in November with extra screenings, awards and new International Showcases screening in November 2021!

We're also awarding prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Short 
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Showcasing our short films worldwide at our partner festivals:
But get your skates on – The FINAL Deadline is Monday June 21st!

https://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries-filmmakers/

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info@edinburghshortfilmfestival.com

Summer 2021 in the Italian Alps @RUC!

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With RUC’s hill blossoming again in the light Spring air, we are feeling optimistic and tentatively thinking of a 2021 Summer season from late July-August to mid-October, with flexible bookings.

Applications now open!

* Individual residency applications are accepted on a rolling basis until October 1!

* Our special courses will be online soon! Stay tuned…

We are looking forward to welcoming artists from all over the world!

 

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For further info: ruc@ruralcontemporary.org, +39 348 0681280

Engage Peer Learning Programme

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Engage is pleased to announce a peer learning programme to support people working in engagement and participation in the visual arts, who live and work in England.

A programme of six virtual action learning groups for peers working in engagement and participation in the visual arts will meet in June 2021. The programme will conclude with an online event which all programme participants will be invited to attend, in order to reflect and share learning with each other.

Each peer group will be brought together through a shared interest in a set topic or area of practice.

The topics are:

  • Working as an artist in engagement and participation
  • Working in geographic isolation
  • ‘Best practice’ – innovation in visual arts engagement and participation
  • Developing new ways of working
  • Working with early years
  • A group which takes place in the evening for anyone working in visual arts engagement and participation

 

If you would like to find out more and to submit your interest to join before Monday 17 May, visit our website: https://engage.org/happenings/engage-peer-learning-programme/

Contact: 

Creative Producer, Engage

creativeproducer@engage.org

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