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Call to Artists: Politics in Collage Residency

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A four-week, virtual/online residency with Kolaj Institute in September/October 2021

Deadline to apply: September 11, 2021

Collage as a political art form has not only a particular relevance to today but a strong historical context. From its roots in the European anti-facism and Russian pro-communism movements during WWII to its expressions during the U.S. Civil Rights era to its current manifestations in the fight for social justice in South America, collage has been used by artists globally as an impetus for social and political change.

In four virtual meetings on Sundays from 2-5PM EDT over four weeks and through ongoing, online discussion, artists will examine contemporary social and political issues as shown through collage. Artists will hear from a variety of guest speakers about the historical context of this genre, how to articulate complex political subjects both in their work itself and promotions of their work, and explore how we can continue to inspire meaningful engagement with difficult topics through collage.

Artists in the residency will conceptualize and begin work on a piece exploring a political or social subject of their choosing. Although the works may not be completed by the end of the residency, they will be regularly critiqued and discussed by the group throughout. Artists will write an artist statement that documents and provides critical context for their work. The completed work and texts from the residency will result in a book published by Kolaj Institute and an exhibition, whether in-person or online, to be determined at a later date.

The goal of this residency is to help collage artists who are creating social/political work, or interested in doing so, to grow and expand their practice. By the end of the residency, the participants will be able to practically apply to their own work what they have learned from lectures and discussions with historians, curators, and working artists.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Collage Artist Residencies are intended for self-motivated artists, at any stage in their career, who want to develop their practice by exploring a topic or working method and collaborating with others to produce a final product. This particular residency will be of interest to those artists working in social and political collage, or those who are interested in doing so. Residencies are open to any artist over the age of 21 from anywhere in the world. 

COST

The cost of the residency is $500 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. 

Deadline: 
11/September/2021
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Call for Art - Transition of Power: 2021

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13FOREST Gallery has marked the past two presidential inaugurations with an exhibition titled Transition of Power. The goal of the exhibition is to highlight a diversity of artistic responses to the turnover of political power in the American government. Following the most contentious presidential election in recent history, we are once again turning to artists to provide perspective on the transition from the Trump administration to the Biden administration. We are looking for work that addresses the breadth of political issues that arose during the Trump presidency, and especially the historic events of 2020, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline: 
19/December/2020

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The Artists' Sanctum Public Art Grant

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The Artists’ Sanctum Public Art Grant 2020 - 2020

Submission Deadline: October 16, 2020

Mission:

The Artists’ Sanctum is a community-based arts non-profit that exhibits and funds underrepresented artists. Our core mission is to support artists, filmmakers, designers, and creatives whose work addresses contemporary issues and fosters social change. 

The grant program funds timely public artworks that catalyze socio-political discourse on micro and macro scales. The Artists’ Sanctum takes an integrated approach to supporting artists, and develops close working relationships with our grant recipients. Alongside funding, the award includes holistic support from The Artists’ Sanctum team, as well as access to our community of civically-engaged global citizens. 

Award: 

  • A Financial award of $2,000
  • Logistical and developmental assistance
  • Feedback from The Artists’ Sanctum Board of Directors
  • A platform for sharing artwork  with a community of artists and creatives
  • Publication of work produced with the help of the grant on The Artists’ Sanctum website

 

In order to realize the furthest extent of the artist’s vision, The Artists’ Sanctum is available to assist with dissemination of the work, PR, material sourcing, permitting, shipping, storage or other logistical needs.

The awarded artist will present their work to the Sanctum community at a live salon upon completion of the grant project. The project will also be published on the Artists’ Sanctum website.

Eligibility:

The Artists’ Sanctum Public Art Grant is open to artists of all ages living and working in the continental United States. We welcome participants of any gender or race, regardless of legal/residential status, who are committed to making socially engaged artworks.

Creatives working in all mediums are invited to submit a proposal for a public artwork(s) that addresses a timely socio-political issue. We ask that applicants engage deeply with their chosen subject, and seek to make a work that will have a lasting impact. Submissions must demonstrate how the work will engage members of their community, and the ideas and actions the artist hopes it will foment.

We Accept Grants Applications From:

  • Individual artists
  • Artist collectives (Under 5 members, Non 501 (c)(3))

Ineligibility:

Grants will not be awarded to applicants seeking funding for:

  • Multi-year projects
  • Retroactively funded projects
  • Non-profit organizations, foundations, or endowments
  • Scholarships

 

Evaluation:

Grantees are selected via Sortition* - aka lottery - in a two-step process. First The Artists’ Sanctum board will remove applications that are incomplete or do not meet the grant criteria. Then an artist will be selected by a lottery monitored by a third party. 

Our board will review submissions and sort for applicants who express their issue of choice in a clear and concise manner, including how they imagine the public to interact with their artwork. All applications that fulfill the submission requirements will be eligible for the lottery pool. 

The Artists’ Sanctum Public Art Grant invests in the idea that a person or project’s potential cannot be predetermined. Our role is to facilitate timely public artworks and conversations, not be their gatekeepers. 

 

Submission Requirements: 

  • Letter of intent (1000 words max)
  • Description of your project and how it addresses a timely issue 
  • How you envision your work impacting a chosen issue/community
  • Project production timeline 
  • Description of material and equipment needs, as well as any assistance you would like from The Artists’ Sanctum team
  • Sustainability, maintenance, and imagined durability of your work 
  • Portfolio (10 maximum)
  • Work samples of previous projects, current experiments, and future plans (at least 3 images depicting your proposed project). Not to exceed 20 MB in total.
  • One page resume & Contact Information

Email Subject: AS Public Art Grant Application

Application materials should be named with applicants' first and last names.

Example: (first_last.pdf).

 

Grant Cycle:

Application Opens: September 8, 2020

Final Submission Deadline: October 16, 2020

Notification of Award: November 2, 2020 

Production Period: November 2020 - March 2021 

 

Unveiling Date: March 1, 2020

Prize Summary: 
$2000 and institutional support
Prizes Details: 

A Financial award of $2,000

Logistical and developmental assistance

Feedback from The Artists’ Sanctum Board of Directors

A platform for sharing artwork  with a community of artists and creatives

Publication of work produced with the help of the grant on The Artists’ Sanctum website

Deadline: 
16/October/2020

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Political Discord

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Title: Political Discord
Online Exhibition
Medium: All
Deadline September 20, 2020
Artist Notification: September 26, 2020
Exhibition Date: October 1 to November 3rd, 2020
$35 for up to 3 images
Artist Gallery Split: 65% Artists, 35% Gallery

Las Laguna Gallery is seeking artists in New York to promote and display their political art.

NOTE: All artists who apply will be accepted for this online exhibition. At least one of every artist work will be displayed on our website, Facebook, Instagram.
 
Though often divisive and inflammatory, we can't avoid politics in today's world. The intrinsic beliefs and opinions that shape us as human beings can almost always be seen in a political light.
 
For our show this month, we seek art that express all things political, regardless of party or belief systems.
 
This exhibition hopes to explore our continued political discourse with the use of imagery to make the point of our current state of the nation.
 
The artwork may be literal of a politician or political issue or opinion, it may be figurative and interpretive. If your work includes commentary about subjects like human rights and immigration, pro-life or pro-choice, gun rights or gun control, animal rights, and environmental issues  we would like to see it.
 
Artists making serious political work or political satire are invited to apply. Artists of ALL ages to participate and look forward to seeing the creativity of your work. All local, national, and international artists, professional and amateur, are encouraged to apply.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove situated on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries and jewelry shops. The location features a restaurant, bar, and live music in the fire-side theatre Tuesday through Saturday.

Deadline: 
20/September/2020

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$35 for up to 3 images
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Ministry of Truth: 1984/2020

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Ministry of Truth is a public art project on billboards across NYC,  opening in October through November,  leading up to the election.  All kinds of artists may apply.  Shirin Neshat,  Dread Scott, Marilyn Minter and Deb Kass are participating artists,  but other artists will be chosen by an open call. 

Prize Summary: 
Billboard with your artwork plus exhibition on our website
Prizes Details: 

If chosen,  you can have your artwork on a billboard in NYC.  Also,  you will receive an exhibition on our website, www.artatatimelikethis.com.

Deadline: 
01/September/2020

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$10
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