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Call to Artists: Artist Lab: Art Meets History in New Mexico

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CALL TO ARTISTS

Artist Lab: Art Meets History in New Mexico

A four-week, virtual/online lab in March & April 2021 with 516 ARTS, Kolaj Institute, and the Albuquerque Museum Photography Archives

Deadline to apply: 28 February 2021

Apply HERE.

Visual artists with an established practice are invited to apply for Artist Lab: Art Meets History in New Mexico, a four-week program designed to foster the integration of history into contemporary art practices. The Lab is presented as a collaboration between 516 ARTSKolaj Institute, and Albuquerque Museum’s photo archives. 

The Lab looks at how our divergent histories of race, conflict, and colonialism inform how we imagine our futures. Participating artists are asked to work from their own people’s history, to confront that history, and to imagine a future that offers justice, fairness, and support for all people. A goal of the lab is a proposal for a body of artwork to be considered for a group exhibition at 516 ARTS in 2022. 

Race, conflict, and colonialism are themes that run through the history of America and while these topics inform national mythologies they often go unexplored and unimagined in our civic discourse. People often operate with a different history than that of their neighbors. How we understand our divergent histories of race, conflict, and colonialism inform how we imagine our futures. For artists to speak to society, we must raise up all the histories of our community. 

Using the photography archives of the Albuquerque Museum and other historical resources in the community, the focus of this project is the multiple histories of different peoples who have made what we now call New Mexico and the surrounding land their home. 

The Artist Lab equips artists with tools and strategies for picking up the unfinished work of history and speaking to contemporary civic discourse around social, economic, and environmental issues. Through interactive online sessions, collections research, and visits with historians, archivists, and curators, artists explore their process and practice; present a slideshow of their work; receive supportive, critical, curatorial feedback about their ideas; and discuss strategies for making art that speaks to the contemporary moment.

Over the course of four weeks, artists will participate in online meetings, engage in one-on-one sessions with faculty, and complete independent assignments. Sessions are one hour to an hour-and-a-half long and include slideshows, artist presentations, and discussions. Guest artists share their practices and lead discussions. Specialists introduce participants to collections and archives and speak to the histories of New Mexico’s multiple peoples.

Artists complete the Lab with a project proposal for a group exhibition at 516 ARTS in 2022. The exhibition will give audiences an opportunity to consider how our contemporary discourse is a product of multiple histories in a constant state of negotiation with one another. Our understanding of history shapes how we live in the present. The exhibition is curated by L. Kasimu Harris, Alicia Inez Guzmán, and Ric Kasini Kadour. 516 ARTS has dedicated a fund to commission artworks for the exhibition, in part, to artists who successfully complete the Lab. 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

The Artist Lab is intended for self-motivated artists, at any stage in their career, who want to develop a practice of working with historic sites or history associations to create and present art that embeds itself in non-traditional spaces and speaks to a general community about contemporary issues. The Lab is open to artists anywhere in the world. Artists from Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian communities are encouraged to apply. 

COST

The cost of the Lab is $750 per artist; however, no artist will be turned away for lack of funds and the organizers will work with artists to build a financial aid package. 

516 ARTS is providing a limited number of scholarships to artists from New Mexico, artists from Mexico whose work focuses on the US/Mexico border, and artists who are Native American, Alaskan Native, or First Nations.

CALENDAR

Deadline to apply:                   February 28, 2021      
Notification to artists:            March 13, 2021          
Artist Lab dates:                    March 29-April 26, 2021

Deadline: 
02/28/2021
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ArtAround Roswell 2021 RFP

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Request For Proposals - ArtAround Roswell 2021

Entry deadline: February 1, 2021

Questions about the RFP may be directed to:
Elan Buchen
Public Art Manager, Roswell Arts Fund
elan@roswellartsfund.org

PROJECT SUMMARY – ARTAROUND ROSWELL 2021

Roswell Arts Fund and the City of Roswell, Georgia invites artists to submit proposals of existing and new outdoor art works for consideration for ArtAround Roswell 2021, a Sculpture Tour; a temporary, monumental art installation to be installed at various outdoor sites in the City of Roswell, Georgia. Proposals selected through this call will be considered for exhibition during an 11-month tour from May 2021 – March 2022.

ArtAround Roswell 2021 showcases diverse and varied sculptural works, bringing joy, and improving quality of life to Roswell’s public spaces. This year, the theme for consideration for exhibition is about CONNECTION. Panelists and artists are asked to submit their proposals that feature connection –

For example:
• How does the art connect to its environment?
• How does the art connect to the place? Perhaps to history?
• What is the connection between the audience and the work?

Sculptures will be selected and installed throughout the city, including within existing parks and historical downtown Roswell. Sites may be publicly or privately owned. Existing sites and sculptures can be viewed at Art Around Roswell Tour – Roswell Arts Fund. 

This invitation is extended to all qualified artists with no entry fee. Roswell Arts Fund seeks to have a diverse and inclusive selection pool that represents the diversity and vibrancy of the Roswell communities.

Artists will receive a $2500 stipend for the loan of their work, paid in two installments ($1250 upon execution of contract, and $1250 when the artwork is deinstalled). All sculptures are available for purchase to the public unless otherwise stated but must remain installed for the entirety of the exhibition and tour.

ArtAround Roswell is a collaboration between the Roswell Arts Fund and the City of Roswell. The sculptures are hosted by the City of Roswell, Department of Recreation and Parks and Private business owners.

Full RFP here: https://roswellartsfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ArtAround-Sculpture-Tour-RFP-2021.pdf

Prize summary: 
$2500
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Artists will receive a $2500 stipend for the loan of their work, paid in two installments ($1250 upon execution of contract, and $1250 when the artwork is deinstalled). All sculptures are available for purchase to the public unless otherwise stated but must remain installed for the entirety of the exhibition and tour.

Deadline: 
02/01/2021

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Fee Detail: 
$0.00
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Unearthing the Archive

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Curator - Aidan Cowling (CANADA)

In a short amount of time, the Internet and digital technologies have dramatically  changed the way we live our lives, and we are beginning to register and quantify how  our daily contact with the digital world has altered the archive. How is technology being  mobilized today to preserve and present archive and history? This residency invites 

participants to experience ANIMA Casa Rural through the lens of the archive, and  consider how can the historical archive be used to find a way forward and makes sense  of today. 

Throughout the residency we will visit The National Archives of Mexico, Archivo de  Instrumentos Públicos, Archivo del Arzobispado de Guadalajara, Archivo General de  Notarías del Estado de Jalisco, and various archives in the surrounding area. Studio  visits with archivists and local artists, will give participants the opportunity to explore  these archives and further their own research. This residency will develop terms for  working in the archive, and explore examples from contemporary practices that we can  deployed when engaging with archival materials. Workshops on the farm will consider  different ways of digitizing the archive, as well as explore experimental ways that the  archive can be used in your artistic practice like digital editing, green screen,  performance and installation. Participants are encouraged to apply to this residency with  a particular theme or focus they wish to research in the archives.

Deadline: 
10/18/2021

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Fee Detail: 
Application fee $25 USD Total residency Cost: $740 (USD)
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2020 Vision: 100 Years of Justice

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The Magistrates Association is seeking 20 artists from across England and Wales for their 2020 Vision: 100 Years of Justice exhibition. This exhibition is celebrating the centenary of the organisation and will travel to 4 locations: Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London. After the exhibition ends, the works will be permanently displayed at the Magistrates Association head office in London and their branches across the country.

About the exhibition

MA have back issues of MAGISTRATE magazine, in its varying incarnations, dating back to its initial publication in 1921. These magazines chart almost 100 years in criminal justice and contain a history of the life and times of England & Wales. 

This archive forms the foundation of the exhibition, as it will be both a retrospective of 100 years of the history of justice in the UK, and a gaze into the future. Selections of the magazines will be displayed alongside original artwork in response to 10 key themes.

The 10 themes are topical issues around which both legislation and societal attitudes have evolved considerably in the last century, and might conceivably evolve even further. These are:

  1. Rights of the child  
  2. Gender and the justice system
  3. The role of prison in society
  4. Ownership of information
  5. Race and criminal justice
  6. LGBT+ rights 
  7. Freedom of expression  
  8. Freedom of association
  9. Victims’ rights
  10. The concept of justice

Each artist will select a theme they want to respond to, and select whether they are looking at the past 100 years on the topic, or imagining the future. 

The brief

You can submit an existing work (if it responds to one of the themes) or you can create a completely new piece. Detailed information on all the themes is at the end of the document. 

Size: We ask that the work you produce is no smaller than 30cmx40cm and no larger than 120cmx120cm.

Medium: You can use a medium of your choice, however the work must be 2D and able to hang on a wall (ie. no sculpture, performance, video or installation etc will be considered). We will be happy to consider painting, drawing, serigraphs, embroidery, tapestry, photography, etc. 

Budget: We offer an all-inclusive honorarium of £500 for successful completion of the piece and framing of the work. 

Paintings on stretched canvases do not need to be framed. We will cover the delivery of the work to London.

Deadline: 
02/23/2020

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Unearthing the Archive

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In a short amount of time, the Internet and digital technologies have dramatically changed the way we live our lives, and we are beginning to register and quantify how our daily contact with the digital world has altered the archive. How is technology being mobilized today to preserve and present archive and history? This residency invites participants to experience ANIMA Casa Rural through the lens of the archive, and consider how can the historical archive be used to find a way forward and makes sense of today.

Throughout the residency we will visit The National Archives of Mexico, Archivo de Instrumentos Públicos, Archivo del Arzobispado de Guadalajara, Archivo General de Notarías del Estado de Jalisco, and various archives in the surrounding area. Studio visits with archivists and local artists, will give participants the opportunity to explore these archives and further their own research. This residency will develop terms for working in the archive, and explore examples from contemporary practices that we can deployed when engaging with archival materials. Workshops on the farm will consider different ways of digitizing the archive, as well as explore experimental ways that the archive can be used in your artistic practice like digital editing, green screen, performance and installation. Participants are encourage to apply to this residency with a particular theme or focus they wish to research in the archives.

Prizes Details: 

Exhibition in the annual ACRAR show.

Deadline: 
09/18/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
25
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Site & Cycle

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This residency is about  combining hands-on Super 8 and 16mm filmmaking instruction with geographical and historical workshops, curated screenings and public programming, Film for Artists – Site + Cycle is a residency program that endeavors filmmaking practices that engage with the materiality of filmmaking as it intersects with issues of land use and site specificity.

Site + Cycle project at Anima Casa Rural is an iteration of our on-going project, which teaches hand-processing and decay techniques on Super 8 film in conjunction with teachings about the landscape, history, and cultural memory of Jalisco. 

We strive to ground our residency with a focus on site-specificity and land issues. We believe that capturing or creating photochemical images cannot be separated from the spaces and places in which this image-making takes place. Through our pedagogical frameworks and programming, Site + Cycle aims to combine filmmaking with a geolocational awareness of history, memory, and the potential for decolonization.

Deadline: 
12/15/2019

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Fee Detail: 
$25
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