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Athens Art Fund - Siilk Residency

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Siilk Gallery's AAF (Athens art fund) is a residency program set up by Siilk Gallery. The aim is to crowd fund the residency so artists can travel, stay and create new bodies of work in Athens, Greece.

With peer to peer crowd funding it means we can give artists full creative control over the works they do during their stay, so they can produce works that are meaningful to themselves.

The artists will have a studio apartment in the same building as the main gallery. Access to a photography studio, printing capabilities and guidance throughout their stay.

We will document the residents stay with us here at Siilk with a short film of their experiences in the city, behind the scenes, interviews, creation of their works and general day to day / in the life.

Their works will also be exhibited in the galleries upper mezzanine level.

The photographers can host work shops, talks, screenings and more. The opportunities to do what they wish are at their disposal.

The residency will be open to artists to stay for 1-3 months. As the fund grows in the future - flights, project financing and an allowance will also be a part of the residency.

Focus group:

Being a photography Gallery our main focus is Photographers however we would like to open the residency platform up to performance artists and musicians that will be able to also perform at openings at Siilk. We want innovative, contemporary, provocative, political artists. Independent, forward thinking artists who challenge the norms.

How to apply:

If applying as a photographer please send us your BIO alongside 8-12 images you feel represent yourself as an artist and a little about your self, who you are, where you come from, where you are now and what it is you are trying to capture to residency@siilkgallery.com

As a Musician / Performance artist please add your BIO, images that capture the essence of YOU and 2/3 videos of your performances.
 

If you are applying to be considered for AAF residency please also support the art fund and donate via the Patreon link. Supporting the idea behind the residency is will what makes it work, grow in the future and become accessible to more people.

https://www.patreon.com/siilkgallery

Prizes Details: 

Residency @ SIILK

https://www.patreon.com/siilkgallery

Deadline: 
03/31/2021
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Wakes Week inspired Mural Commission - Open Call for Expressions of Interest

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Deco Publique invites Expressions of Interest for The Wakes Week inspired Mural Commission. 

Deco Publique is an art and culture company based by the sea in Morecambe and working in and around the North.  We make public art that animates coastal spaces, rural landscapes and urban centres. Our portfolio includes the National Festival of Making and Vintage by the Sea Festival; the commissioning programme - Art in Manufacturing; the co-design programme - The FOLD; and the co-production of landscape artworks, Headlands to Headspace.

Deco Publique will commission an artist to produce a mural exploring the heritage of The Wakes Week - a holiday period with a strong tradition of mill towns visiting Morecambe and other Lancashire towns, attracted by the healing powers of the sea. 

We are seeking proposals which:

  • Explore the heritage themes whilst being visually contemporary in line with our aspiration to create vibrant public space.
  • Demonstrate the artist/collectives’ experience in delivering large scale commissions and producing high quality outcomes with cultural and artistic credibility

The artist will use the thematic reference of The Wakes Week to inform the mural, which will highlight Morecambe as a contemporary destination and staycation location for Summer 2021 and beyond. This is particularly prevalent in light of current and future travel restrictions - attracting visitors and promoting the resort's natural beauty and seaside attractions.

As well as a mural, responses to the brief may include:

  • community engaged work
  • digital work that can be shared online
  • graphic posters and printed assets reference points can be seen in the tradition of 19th century posters

We are committed to encouraging diversity and eliminating discrimination. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are committed to working with people who identify with protected characteristics, diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

Budget: £4500 fixed fee (See inclusions and exclusions on the full brief)

Deadline: 16th February (midnight)

Project Timescale: February 2021 to April 2021.

Deadline: 
02/16/2021

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Siilk Gallery Photography Residency, Athens, Greece.

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We here at SIILK GALLERY are looking for artists from all walks of life for around the world for our 2020 residency program. We have July, August and December still available in 2020 and January & February in 2021

With the success of our current Gallery throughout 2019 we will be launching a new exhibition space in 2020. This has given us the opportunity to transform our current gallery into a residency self contained studio and exhibition space.

The residency will consist of a 4 week running program with accommodation where you can live and work from the space in Athens, Greece. Use the place for a solo show for the 4 weeks or use it like an open studio, run workshops, talks, utilize the space in whichever way you want.

At the end of each 4 weeks there will be an opening night showcasing the works produced in that time featured at the main Silk Gallery space for an additional 4 weeks. Your works will also be featured in our online gallery for the new website of our mother gallery - www.siilkgallery.com. We will also do a feature / interview with you leading up to the residency.

Info about the gallery:

Our gallery is situated in the Exarchea / Neapoli area of Athens, Greece. The area is the center of art and culture in Athens, it has a thriving arts scene and community. Exarchea has an edgy alternative vibe, its streets decorated with politically charged murals and lined with anarchist bookshops and stores selling rare vinyl and vintage antiques. Bars and clubs host live music, including rembetika, jazz and punk acts. For night life and the arts, entertainment and contemporary culture it is the place to be in Athens, Greece.

The Gallery is spread over 2 floors to exhibit in and an upstairs self contained studio for our residents..

It is in a very central location with access from a main road, it has a full 2 story glass double frontage so it makes for a very bright exhibiting space.

How the residency work:

4 week accommodation at Sillk Residents Gallery or full use of the 3 floors space (Living space, studio and storage).
Private view/press viewings and other publicity
Design and printing of invitations, mail out and social media invites
Photography of work for catalogue, website, press and online store
Featured work & artist information on www.siilkgallery.com and social medias
Opening event with music and drinks sponsor
4 week long exhibition at the main Silk Gallery premises following the residency.

Payment & Pricing:

The price for the 4 week residency program is €600. This will be 4 weeks full use of the space and a following 4 week long exhibition of works produced during your stay. If artists wish to stay longer this can be discussed.

We take 0% commission on works sold throughout the duration of the artists stay.

 

Deadline: 
06/30/2020
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Artists Who Teach 2020

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Exhibition Description:  Artists Who Teach is an annual juried exhibition presenting the artwork of Hampton’s regional art educators.Artist and educator Clay McGlamory will be this year’s juror. McGlamory taught at Old Dominion University for 19 years and has been teaching at the Governor’s School for the Arts for 28 years. He runs his own press, Half Ass Press, based in Norfolk, and is current President of the Virginia Glass Guild.

Online submissions for the Artists Who Teach 2020 juried exhibition at the Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center in Hampton, VA are now being accepted at Entrythingy.com.

Submission deadline is Wednesday, February 26th.

The entry fee is $10.

Prizes Details: 

Awards will be given for the David J. Levinson Best in Show Award ($1000), First ($500), Second ($250) and Third ($100) Places. Additionally, the Best In Show winner is awarded a solo show in the CTVAC Annex Gallery the following year.

Deadline: 
02/26/2020

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$10
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Tao Hua Tan 6th International Artists Residency

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We have the pleasure to inform you that the 6th International Artist Retreat and residence workshop will take place in Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China, from May 10th thru May 28th, 2020. As decided by the organizers, about 30 artist from China, and from different countries of the world, will be invited to participate. The participating artists will be selected by the organizer's curators:

Gordan Novak owner of Novak Graphics Inc. printmaking studio and publisher from Admiral, Saskatchewan, Canada

Liu Jian, artist, art consultant and curator from Toronto, Canada and Beijing China

or proposed by the art-world professionals (art critics, galleries, museum curators, university lecturers...).

The invited participants are free and independent in choosing the subject, style and technique of their work for their production during their stay on the location. However, they will be proposed to make one painting on canvas size 120 cm x 120 cm and two more works on canvas size 60 cm x 60 cm, destined for the permanent collection of the organiser's future World Art Museum at The Peach Blossom Pool Arts and Holiday Riverside Resort, Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China.

All the canvases and oil and acrylic paints, as well as any special materials requested by the artists, will be provided free of charge by the organizers, who will also cover all the expenses for full board and lodging including visits to selected historic, nature and cultural sites. The invited artists should only pay the transportation costs from their city/country to Shanghai, China and back. The organizers will meet the artists at meeting points in Shanghai and transport them by bus to the resort.

The residency will end with an exhibition of the works produced in Tao Hua Tan and an open day reception for the press, collectors, critics, gallerists and the general public. The catalogue book of the residency will be produced by the organizers and 3 copies will be mailed to each of the participating artists.

After the residency, the organizers will transport the artist by bus to Shanghai, Pudong Airport.

Gordan Novak, Project Coordinator and Curator

We have the pleasure to inform you that the 6th International Artist Retreat and residence workshop will take place in Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China, from May 10th thru May 28th, 2020. As decided by the organizers, about 30 artist from China, and from different countries of the world, will be invited to participate. The participating artists will be selected by the organizer's curators:

Gordan Novak owner of Novak Graphics Inc. printmaking studio and publisher from Admiral, Saskatchewan, Canada

Liu Jian, artist, art consultant and curator from Toronto, Canada and Beijing China

or proposed by the art-world professionals (art critics, galleries, museum curators, university lecturers...).

The invited participants are free and independent in choosing the subject, style and technique of their work for their production during their stay on the location. However, they will be proposed to make one painting on canvas size 120 cm x 120 cm and two more works on canvas size 60 cm x 60 cm, destined for the permanent collection of the organiser's future World Art Museum at The Peach Blossom Pool Arts and Holiday Riverside Resort, Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China.

All the canvases and oil and acrylic paints, as well as any special materials requested by the artists, will be provided free of charge by the organizers, who will also cover all the expenses for full board and lodging including visits to selected historic, nature and cultural sites. The invited artists should only pay the transportation costs from their city/country to Shanghai, China and back. The organizers will meet the artists at meeting points in Shanghai and transport them by bus to the resort.

The residency will end with an exhibition of the works produced in Tao Hua Tan and an open day reception for the press, collectors, critics, gallerists and the general public. The catalogue book of the residency will be produced by the organizers and 3 copies will be mailed to each of the participating artists.

After the residency, the organizers will transport the artist by bus to Shanghai, Pudong Airport.

Gordan Novak, Project Coordinator and Curator

Deadline: 
04/10/2020
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International Artist Residency Open Call -2020

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FARM Studio International Artist Residency’s aim is to provide a rural, community-based open platform where creativity can unfold. Residents stay and create in a unique atmosphere and entirely new environment where they can develop their artwork free from accustomed distractions. Relationships form between the artists coming from different geographical locations and varied social, religious and cultural backgrounds. Here, collaborations and experimentation is encouraged. Many exciting exchanges and dialogues among artists take place. Farm Studio also promotes and celebrates the local community’s artistic and cultural identity while also introducing art and culture of others (Indian and International guests) back to the community. This intercultural exchange broadens everyone’s experiences and fosters art appreciation.

Farm Studio International Artist Residency hosts artists from September to March each year, with accommodations available for up to 6-12 residents at one time.

Artists of all disciplines creating in any media are welcome to apply: dance, theatre, music, sound, performance art, writing, painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, culinary, photography, video/film, animation, architecture, sculpture (any material), ceramics, mixed-media / multi-media, interdisciplinary, installation, and other new/alternative media. Researchers, curators, and art critics are also welcome to apply. Open to emerging and established artists.

Deadline: 
02/20/2020

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