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"On our Lands: Artistic Production and Indigenous Rights"

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Colonizers and settlers have inflicted significant damage on Indigenous communities by dispossessing them of their lands and restricting their rights. They face numerous forms of oppression and discrimination, including degrading cultures and unstable economics.

Associated with many other social issues such as climate change, the permanent neglect of Indigenous rights resulted in the exclusion and marginalization of those communities. From the Amazon rainforest to aboriginal communities in Australia, currently, we estimate that 50 million Indigenous live in or depend on tropical rainforests. In fact, for centuries, Indigenous communities have stood as models of resistance against western policies, using their ancestral knowledge to protect their lands and natural resources.

Thus, "On our Lands: Artistic Production and Indigenous Rights", it's a project to share a safe space with Indigenous artists, to resist, claim their rights, celebrate their unique identities, and raise awareness about their histories. In this project, we aim to use art to unveil the present concerns of Indigenous communities linked with social and cultural issues such as structural racism, climate change, the denial of Indigenous culture, or any other subject that the artist considers necessary for this debate.

This call is open to all Indigenous/aboriginal and native artists regardless of age, gender, ethnicity/race, religion, sexual orientation, location, education, or other personal characteristics.

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Culturally Arts Collective is a nonprofit organization for arts education, outreach, and exhibitions based in the United States. We strive to promote a culture of artistic innovation upholding the academic integrity of the arts, uplifting contemporary expression, and challenging the status quo.

We are currently looking for National and International artists to submit works for the upcoming call: "On our Lands: Artistic Production and Indigenous Rights." Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their 2-d work and be considered to join our strong artistic community by exhibiting in our 360-degree 3-D gallery at the Milostka Center for Exhibitions.
 

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Get your work published in a 360-degree 3-D virtual art exhibition in Culturally Arts Collective's Milostka Center for Exhibitions. Get your work published in the exhibition's catalog, have an artist interview published on our site, and have your work exhibited in our spring benefit gala. With an audience in 76 countries, get your work seen and join a global community of arts advocates and gain access to exclusive professional development opportunities, education, and networking. 

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11/August/2022

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STIFF 2021/CALL FOR ENTRIES OPEN!

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STIFF – Student International Film Festival is now calling on all student and debutant filmmakers to submit their films for the 8th festival edition which will take place from 4th to 7th of November 2021 in Rijeka, Croatia.

Works entering the competition program must be original, student-created films or debutants films of all genres: fiction, documentary, animation, and experimental films. All the works need to be up to 60 min in length and completed after the 1st of January 2018. The films must be in English or with English subtitles and must be submitted via FilmFreeway platform. The deadline for registration and delivery of materials is May 30th, 2021.

STIFF festival accepts films of all thematic preoccupations, but this year special attention will be given to the BODY. We wish to broaden our understanding of corporeality in relation to the moving image by reflecting on the body of the author, the body of the film, the body of the viewer, and the body in the film.

What is the relationship of a body with the moving image? How does culture inscribe meaning into bodies? Does our body connect us to the world or separates us from it? Have we overcome the body taboos? When is our body an instrument of knowledge, interaction, and intimacy with the world, and when is it a space of discomfort and restriction?

STIFF is Croatia’s first International Film Festival dedicated entirely to student films. Established by the SKC Rijeka (Student Cultural Center) and organized in collaboration with Filmaktiv – the purpose of the festival is to strengthen the student film and video industry by allowing an insight into the work of other fellow student filmmakers, encouraging the development of new ideas and establishing international collaborations in the field of media production. During six successful years, the festival screened over 350 most recent student fiction, documentary, animated, and experimental films from all around the world. STIFF’s main goal is to present the best of student film production from all around the world and help them get their audiences. It strives to educate audiences about the quality of work of emerging filmmakers.

STIFF is organized in partnership with Art-kino, and supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the City of Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, and the University of Rijeka.

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The festival jury will award Best Fiction Film, Best Documentary, and Best Animated Film while our audiences will award one film of their choice. Special mentions might be given to the outstanding talents from the fields of directing, production, acting, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, production design, sound design and score composing.

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30/May/2021

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“Us: What divides us and what unites us?” International Online Call for Entries

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Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC is seeking entries for an international online juried show “Us: What divides us and what unites us?” scheduled to exhibit online September 11 - October 30, 2020.

Jurors:
- Kimberli Gant, PhD, McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
- Kristen Hileman, Independent Curator & Curator-in-Residence, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
- Frauke V. Josenhans, PhD, Associate Curator, Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX 
- Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
- Karen E. Milbourne, PhD, Senior Curator, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC
- Gabriel Ritter, PhD, Curator & Head of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

Open to all artists 18 years old and older.
All original visual media that is the artist's own concept, design and work.

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Up to $900 in cash prizes.
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Three selected artworks will receive Juror's Best in Show Prize of $300

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17/August/2020

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$20 per entry
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