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OPEN CALL: SHOW ANYTHING SHOW 2020

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The Show Anything Show 2020 is an open call for artists to exhibit simple, fast, vibrant, insightful and diverse work. We want to invite artists to present art and performance at the iconic Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh.

Anyone who would like to be involved must arrive on the 20th March between 12 pm – 3 pm to install work and enjoy a magnificent evening! We accept work from emerging and established artists as well as performers and anyone working outside the conventional art boundaries.

Join the ‘Show Anything Show’ as a chance for artists, at all stages of their career, to get involved, get feedback on their creative endeavours and meet other artists. On the night, we are open to artists giving a 5-minute talk and testing out new performances and poetry.

The ‘Show Anything Show’ does not want to be a pristine and beautifully curated exhibition, but a gathering of creative endurance. Alternatively, if you don’t want to bring work, bring yourself and make work on the day!

It is free to submit work to this event, and all you must do is bring the artwork!

What to do if you would like to take part in this one-day event:

1.       Bring some work or make some work
2.       Bring some friends
3.       Fill the artist sign-in sheet so we can promote you online
4.       Install some work
5.       Enjoy the art
6.       Have a great time
7.       All participating artists will be respectfully presented online after the show

Install: 12:00-4:00 pm

Opening time: 4:00-6:00 pm

De-install: 6:30-8:00 pm

Conditions of Participation:

  • Artists must be over the age of 18 to submit work
  • Due to the unpredictable nature of this event, i.e. (nudity), it is at any carers discretion to bring children to this event
  • Bring any tech that you need to show your work
  • The whole show will be live-streamed as part of SHIFT
  • Respect the space. Anyone who damages the space will be held accountable, so please respect the Wee Red Bar and surrounding areas
  • Respect each other
  • Respect the artwork

This exhibition is organised by artist-curator Ayshia Taskin in association with [SHIFT:ibpcpa]

Deadline: 
03/20/2020

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The A3 Press: Call for Chapbook Manuscripts

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The A3 Press is looking for new chapbook submissions. Deadline is 10 January, 2020.

The A3 Press is a place for work that might struggle to find a traditional home, work that's lyrical and intense, a bit weird, perhaps, hybrid, experimental. We like work that is urgent, that says something about what it's like to be alive at this point in history. 

Do you have a series of poems or short stories, or a long story that can be spread out over several pages? Maybe a short play in 12 parts or scenes, or even 12 very short plays? Do you have a combination of drawings and short stories? Poems and photographs? Maybe 12 drawings or photographs without text that would fit into our A3 map-fold format?

We publish approximately ten titles a year. Email us directly with any questions, or contact us via Twitter.

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Selected titles receive £200 (approx $250) and 10 copies of their chapbook.

Deadline: 
01/10/2020

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$20
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Open call for Spoken Word evening

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​​​​​​'Articulate' and it was developed within the non-profit art gallery, Bermondsey Project Space, to allow for experimental conversation and writing, providing a safe space which is an accessible and welcoming platform for underrepresented people, and to all, addressing topics such as society, culture and politics. 

After a very successful first event we are looking for new performers! 

  • Open call for creatives to perform at Spoken Word evening
  •  Bermondsey Project Space, London (few minutes walk from London Bridge station) 
  •  Event date: Thursday 23rd January 
  •  We are interested to hear from (not limited to) spoken word artists, poets, singers, performance artists ...

*Works in any stage of production are welcomed, we are keen to display creative experimental pieces 

Please note that the Bermondsey Project Space is a non-for-profit platform.

 

Deadline: 
01/05/2019

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Poetry, Politics, and Embodiment | Literary Arts Thematic

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Overview

If, as is understood by the faculty, much of the anxiety about contemporary poetry can be described as an identity crisis — if it is a struggle between the old and the new cast as one having to do with voice, theme, and tradition — then who can inherit the future of poetry is cut along gendered and racialized lines.

We begin from the supposition that poetry is a radical refutation of the world-as-it-is, and as such, is and has been the province of minoritized peoples.

We will spend two weeks thinking together about poetry as a vehicle of liberation and protest; about subjectivity and embodiment as poetry’s context; and about how race, gender, class, sexuality, and ability pressurize aesthetic categories.

What does the program offer?

This residency offers space to think, theorize, and write about the grammatical; about the "I" and "we" of poems; about breaking from inheritance and tradition in the name of justice, revenge, and revolution for the marginalized. Emphasis will be placed on witness and testimony as well as politics and cultural criticism as key modalities of today’s poetic impulse. 

We will concentrate as much on the writing of poems as the theoretical foundation that makes the writing possible in the first place. Think Dionne Brand’s left-handed pages in The Blue Clerk. Think the statues of the architects of colonialism doused in red paint. Think of a poetry reading on the rez where everyone is a poet and nothing feeds into the engines of publicity.

Who should apply? 

Poets who are exploring themes of self and subjectivity in their writing are encouraged to apply. This program is an ideal fit for poets who are exploring identity; the grammar of identity, gender, race, class, sexuality, and ability; the individual and collective; contemporary poetry; poetry as protest and activism; and the effects of state-sanctioned oppression on art. 

Accepted applicants will receive a reading list in advance of the program and may be asked to submit a sample of pages/poems from their works in progress. These details will be shared with accepted applicants shortly after the adjudication and confirmation process has been completed.  

Application Deadline: January 22, 2020
Dates: April 06 - April 18, 2020

Financial Aid up to approximately 50% is available for this program. 

Deadline: 
01/22/2020
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