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Call for Black Queer Voices To Share Stories of Love and Hope

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A NEW campaign to find and share the stories of Black LGBTQ+ people has been launched this month.

'Amplify Black Queer Voices' is calling on bloggers, podcasters, filmmakers, writers and creatives to share their personal experiences of love, hope, home and family in a bid to increase representation for the Black LGBTQ+ community.

The campaign is being launched by award-winning playwright Paul Boakye, editor-in-chief of blackgayblog.com - successful submissions will be hosted on the popular site.

The "Amplify Black Queer Voices" campaign is taking submissions throughout March 2021.

Contributors can submit short fiction, journalistic pieces, book/film/music/theatre reviews, and creative non-fiction such as memoirs, travelogues, interviews and biographies of notable Black queer folks. Written submissions must be under 1,000 words, while podcasts or short films may be up to 30 minutes.

Selected blog posts will go live on blackgayblog.com from April 2021, with live streaming of short films in May via the BGB YouTube channel or Facebook page.

Paul added: "I believe it is by sharing stories of personal experience that we can shift attitudes in society, and that need is urgent."

"Black lesbians and gay men face considerable inequalities in mental and physical health and wellbeing in Britain and overseas. They are also at far higher risk of severe or lethal violence. Far less likely to be protected, both by law enforcers — who are disturbingly often the violators — and by their own families and friends.

"We want this campaign to unleash the creative force that is at the heart of the Black LGBTQ+ community. We all have the agency to change how we are valued by the world around us, and it starts with our stories."

Submit your entry to editor@blackgayblog.com. All successful contributions will be paid at the market rate.

Black Gay Blog is a not-for-profit publicly funded company with support from Goldsmiths (University of London), Terrence Higgins Trust, and the generosity of private donations.

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03/31/2021

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Arthousehaus Digital Exhibition Open Call

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We are hosting an international open call for a digital exhibition of the home. 

We are looking for submissions related to traditional or invented domestic spaces, for people, animals or otherwise. We aspire to interrogate the perspectives of dwelling, from the familiar and anthropocentric to the imagined or unknown. 

All meduims and disciplines encouraged.  

The home will be an object of our collective imaginations, designed and built from the selected works into a digital happening featured on www.arthousehaus.com.

Submission Deadline December 15th, 2020

Selected Artists Notified by Jan 1st, 2021

Exhibition Opens January 30, 2021

 

Some words to inspire further thought:

“As I stood in contemplation of the garden of the wonders of space, I had the feeling that I was looking into the ultimate depths, the most secret regions of my own being; and I smiled, because it had never occurred to me that I could be so pure, so great, so fair. My heart burst into singing with the song of grace of the universe. All these constellations are yours, they exist in you; outside your love they have no reality. How terrible the world seems to those who do not yet know themselves. When you felt so alone and abandoned in the presence of the sea, imagine what solitude the waters must have felt in the night, or the night's own solitude in a universe without end.

And the poet continues this love duet between dreamer and the world, making mankind and the world into entangled creatures that are paradoxically united in the dialogue of their solitude.”

- An adaptation from the Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

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12/15/2020

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Arthousehaus Open Call

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We are hosting a London based Open Call for an exhibition in the home. 

No theme, no restrictions on medium, we are open to all existing or new work. 

 

We are opening the kitchen, living space, bathroom, windows and vestibule areas for installations. The space is very open and can accommodate a wide variety of works. We encourage conceptual and imaginative installation proposals, feel free to consider utilising cupboards/drawers, projecting onto glass or window shades. 

 

Examples of types of work accepted will be sculpture (small/mid-size), photography, paintings, projections, installations, books, zines, performance (opening night only, details to be negotiated). 

 

Please note, this is a rental property, we will need to respect the space. No ceiling hangings, wall attachments are to be discussed per piece, furniture is easily moved.

 

Artists can provide their own installation materials, the available technology we are able to provide on a first come first serve basis, as follows:

- Monitor: L: 71.5cm H:42 cm

- Projector: Model + projection size 

- 2 Extension leads

 

Detailed floor plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s-V38PrlaahZRz_ZZTkdLfp3a1pfLU5O/view?usp=sharing

 

Deadline: 12 September, 2020 

Work will need to be dropped off by 18 September, 2020

 

Private View: 22 September, 2020 5 - 11 pm

Exhibition Opens: 23 September, 2020

Exhibition Closes: 3 October, 2020

 

Exhibition will be located in Vauxhall

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09/12/2020

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"Roots: Up Rooted

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ABOUT. An artist's artistic, geographic, and cultural roots play significant roles in their artistic process and statement. This year's tag line aims to include work the grew from current events and how they affected the process of making for the artist.  The exhibit will highlight original fine art inspired by an artist's perspective of their "roots" and artistic journey. Interpretations of the theme may be broad and entries are not limited to representational works.

ELIGIBILITY. The ROOTS Exhibit is open to artists 18 years of age and older.

MEDIA. Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Installation Art (proposals accepted), Metal, Mixed Media, Multimedia, Painting, Papermaking, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, and Wood.

Prize summary: 
$1,000 in Cash Awards
Prizes Details: 

First Place: $450 Second Place: $250  Third Place: $150  3 Honors: $50

Deadline: 
10/05/2020

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$30 for up to 3 entries
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The Place called Home

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Artists are invited to submit work that explores the concept of HOME through many lenses.

Peace, security, safety, and opportunity are all words describing the place called HOME. In essence, HOME is a concept, a comforting idea that we create for emotional sustenance. Across the world people travel to and from places both near and far; often risking everything in search of a place to live without threats or fear. They search for the manifestation or fulfillment of this idea, often forced to do so; at other times voluntarily. Self-identity may be redefined by the blending of many cultures as new roots are established. And then there is the juxtaposition of so many others who take HOME for granted. This show aims to explore this theme through many lenses.

 Curators:
Heather Carter is the founder of Carter Fine Art Services (CFAS), focused on art consultation, artist representation, and curation. Daughter of the reputable artist Robert Carter, she grew up surrounded by extraordinary art and artists, and, having been exposed at a very early age developed a passion for art. For more information about CFAS, please visit: www.carterfineartservices.com.

Mary Z Scotti is an artist/curator of 73 See Gallery Design Studio, focusing on fine art curating, pop-up exhibitions in site specific locations, exclusive on-line gallery exhibitions, artist representation, and graphic design specializing in artist catalogs and promotion pieces. For more information please visit:

www.73seegallerydesignstudio.com.

Important Dates:
Exhibit Dates: March 6 - April 10, 2020
Entry Deadline: Friday, January 10, 2020
Notification Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 2020, from 7 to 9 pm 

About Studio Montclair:
Studio Montclair Inc. is a nonprofit organization of exhibiting professional artists and others interested in the visual arts. Its mission is to promote culture and education in the visual arts and encourage emerging artists. Founded in 1997, the organization has over 450 members including artists throughout the United States, as well as Europe and Asia. For more information, contact smi@studiomontclair.org, or call 862-500-1447.

Deadline: 
01/10/2020

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Home│Call for exhibition

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HOME Call for Exhibition

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design

Group Exhibition in Rome city. July 2020

This call intends to collect works that address the theme of "home", from its symbolic and conceptual conception to the exposition of an experience. "Home" as a concept linked to a safe and familiar environment, a refuge for our person, a social clothing that contains the warmth and energy of those who live there (q. M. McLuhan), or again, an environment that reflects our being in the world and the fluid changes of life, but also a place where we often find traces of the past, where emotional involvement is implicit in the experience we have in it. A. Muratore

Deadline 7th April 2020

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04/07/2020

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