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OPEN CALL :: Group Show Invitational

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The Royal @ RSOAA
Royal Society of American Art

OPEN CALL :: Group Show Invitational

Theme: Color Spectrum

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 27th, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 2020

Artists will be notified for inclusion in the exhibition by Monday, Dec. 30, 2019.
Artworks must be able to be delivered to the gallery by Jan. 8th, 2020.

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Exhibition: January 10th - February 1st, 2020

Deadline: 
12/27/2019

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Ridgewood Holiday Benefit Show

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The Ridgewood Holiday Benefit Show will exhibit a selection of small affordable artworks made by local artists, curated by Rute Ventura and Isabelle Schneider, in benefit of the Ridgewood Tenants Union.

On view at Supermoon’s Satellite Room, Sat Dec 14th from 12pm to 6pm (Opening Reception 6pm to 10pm) and Sun Dec 15th from 11am to 4pm.

Deadline for submission December 8th

The Ridgewood Tenants Union (RTU) was founded in 2014 and is an all-volunteer, tenant-led and independent anti-gentrification group whose mission is to grow the power of tenants in Ridgewood to collectively fight displacement. We work towards our mission by door-knocking to inform tenants about their rights, holding monthly tenant assemblies, organizing tenant associations, holding know-your-rights trainings, creating neighborhood-wide campaigns, and working in coalition with other housing groups in NYC. One of our current campaigns involves building up opposition against Avery Hall Investments' proposed 24-story luxury tower at 1590 Gates Ave, the site of our community's Food Bazaar Supermarket. This luxury tower will further increase rents in a neighborhood where so many of our neighbors are already rent burdened.

Deadline: 
12/08/2019

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$5 fee required upon acceptance to cover opening reception's expenses
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Brooklyn Artistry's Crowned Loft Party

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Crowned Loft Party is a stimulating experience tying all of your senses in one night of creative energy.  Three New York natives will be the main attraction of the evening, installing a piece of art dedicated to the different levels of what being crowned is. There will be musical performances, art, food, and an open bar. The event is sponsored by The BĀCo Store who will be showcasing pieces from their newest collection, Oh, Mr. Bags!

Artists Requirements

 

Up to 5 pieces

Pieces must not be larger than 30 x 30

Hanging equipment will be available

Deadline for submission is December 31st 2019 11:59 PM [EST]

Submit your work here

Each artist must sell at least 3 tickets before the event. Tracking codes will be given later.

Deadline: 
12/31/2019

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Free to hang. Just need to submit.
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Call for Proposals: 2020 Socrates Annual Fellowship

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Information Sessions:
Session #1 – Monday, October 21, 2019 / 6:30–7:30pm / at Triangle Arts Association
Session #2 – Friday, November 1, 2019 / 4–5pm / at Socrates Sculpture Park, in Sticks

Application Deadline:
Monday, November 25, 2019 by 11:59pm

Notification:
January 2020

Fellowship:
April 2020 – September 2020

Exhibition:
October 2020 – March 2021

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

‘Call and Response: Making Monuments Now’

In light of recent debates about monuments and some recent removals, Socrates asks artists to propose prototypes for new monuments for New York City for presentation beginning in the fall of 2020. Artists are invited to consider and respond to the following considerations and questions:

As symbols of Confederate and Colonial power are currently being destroyed, dismantled, reconfigured, or exiled from public view, what new representations should fill their void? What monuments should be created to reflect today’s values and our desire to project those into the future? Who or what should be given the space, representation, and honor in these new monumental artworks? More specifically, as the reconfiguration of monuments in public space reflects the process of history writing, what histories of New York should be remembered or recovered?

What kind of monument might shape public consciousness in the creation of civic agents empowered with social and political self-determination? What kind of monument might best to serve and preserve the reclamation of New York’s underrecognized or repressed histories? How might monument-makers resist the obdurate, authoritarian chauvinist impulses that commonly accompany traditional representational strategies of monuments?

This open call will be the major component of Socrates Sculpture Park’s year-long engagement with recent discourse on the current state and future of monuments in the United States. It is a thematic adaption of ‘The Socrates Annual Fellowship’ and exhibition, and incorporates an extended selection process and production timeline as well as inclusion in an exhibition publication.

These monument prototypes for New York City will be presented alongside three new commissions for speculative monuments for America by major artists, and a collective monument for Queens created by participants in the Park’s after-school program for teenagers: Socrateens.

Fellowship recipients will receive a $5,000 production grant to support their project a $1,000 honorarium and four-months of seven-days-a-week access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor artist studio.

Artist Fellows are responsible for the fabrication, transportation (if necessary) and installation of their works. Socrates will provide limited technical and installation assistance during a three-week installation period, M-F, 10AM – 6PM. Specifics of installation assistance will be discussed with each artist selected.

SITE & CONTEXT

Before preparing their applications, artists are strongly encouraged to visit Socrates – a unique New York City public park located on the East River waterfront in an industrial area of Long Island City, Queens – and to explore Socrates’ website and exhibition archive to learn about the history and context of the organization. Visiting the Park will give applicants a better sense of the factors that effect installations in the Park and help impart insights into the available facilities – from the tools and equipment in Socrates’ artist studio to the resources of the surrounding neighborhood.

REVIEW PROCESS

‘The Socrates Annual Fellowship program’ is based on a competitive, open application process. Completed on-line applications must be submitted by the deadline (Monday, November 25, 2019 by 11:59pm) and will be reviewed by the Socrates exhibition department and outside curatorial advisors. Ten to twelve artists will be selected for the 2020 program. Artists are selected based on the compelling nature of the project proposed, clarity of intent, unique approach to the site, and public context.

Following the recommendations of the curatorial advisors, Socrates staff will contact applicants individually to discuss proposed projects before confirming the final selection in early 2020.

FELLOWSHIP

Once accepted, Socrates staff members will meet with each Artist Fellow to discuss project proposals in detail and begin to assist with the development, engineering, and installation of the work. A group meeting for all Artist Fellows and Socrates staff will take place one evening in late winter of 2020, followed by an on-site orientation and individual progress meetings throughout the Fellowship to assess progress, troubleshoot issues, and review next steps. Selected works are subject to final approval by Socrates staff and must meet safety requirements to be able to withstand the effects of weather and public use.

ELIGIBILITY

Fellowships are awarded to artists whose careers and artistic practices would benefit from the opportunity. Artists who are enrolled in a school, college, or university at the time of application are NOT eligible for ‘The Socrates Annual Fellowship’ program. Artists who have applied before, but never shown at Socrates, are eligible.

SUPPORT

We are eternally grateful for longstanding support from the Jerome Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and The New York Community Trust, which has enabled the Emerging Artist Fellowship program to grow and evolve since its founding in 1995.

And special thanks goes to our public partners, including the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda R. Katz, City Council Speaker Cory Johnson, City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl.

ABOUT

Socrates Sculpture Park has been a model of public art production, community activism, and socially inspired place-making for more than 30 years. Known for fostering ambitious and visionary artworks, Socrates has presented more than 1,200 artists on its five waterfront acres, providing them the financial support, materials, equipment, and space necessary to create large-scale works in the public realm. Open 365 days a year from 9am till dusk, the Park is a center of cultural programming – as a producer of contemporary sculpture exhibitions, a presenter of a multi-disciplinary performances, an arts educator, and a venue for healthy outdoor activities  – all offered completely free of charge to the public. The Park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment.

Deadline: 
11/25/2019

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Peter & Julie Cummings Library Outdoor Space

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PROJECT NAME: Peter & Julie Cummings Library Outdoor Space
LOCATION: 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City, FL 34990
Physical Address: Same as above
DUE DATE OF APPLICATION: November 8, 2019
TOTAL BUDGET: $30,000.00
ONE SENTENCE DESCRIPTION: The Martin County Public Art Advisory Committee is
seeking to purchase or commission a public artwork for the Peter & Julie Cummings
Library Outdoor Space located in Palm City.

Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, Martin County has an abundance of natural beauty,
beginning at its coastline where one may witness a giant sea turtle lumbering ashore to lay its
eggs in the sand. The rivers are wild and scenic, filled with a vast array of tropical flora and
fauna. Preservation and appreciation of the untouched splendor is of utmost importance to the
people who live, work and vacation in the area. The county seat is Stuart. The population is
approximately 155,000.

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION, SCHEDULE AND BUDGET
Artwork Description
An outdoor pavilion has recently been constructed near the northern perimeter of the library
parking lot, approachable by a 6-foot-wide sidewalk from the front entrance. This informal,
outdoor, covered space is used as an extension of the library for a variety of library programs
and is available to the public for other leisure activities.
The primary location for a public art installation is a 63’ x 8’ grassy area between a row of live
oaks bordering the parking pavement and the 6’ wide concrete sidewalk and its 1.5’ wide
grass border. Please see the attached location map and pictures. This walkway can be
enhanced but must remain ADA compliant as the pathway to the 30’ square, open, wood
pavilion with metal roof. Possible design elements could feature sensory or interactive
components, which could include low maintenance landscaping elements, along the walkway
that complement the adjacent nature preserve leading to the pavilion. This aesthetic
enhancement may have a literary theme or relate to libraries/books, may be colorful or
whimsical and should appeal to residents of all ages. Sensory or interactive components
could have a musical/auditory aspect initiated by the viewer, a visual component experience
or a combined sensory experience.
The secondary location is an open, grassy area to the west of the pavilion, separated from the
parking pavement by a row of cypress trees. This area is appropriate for a kinetic or stationary
work that is not interactive but can be passively and easily viewed and enjoyed from the
pavilion or the parking area. The space measures 24’ x 60’ and overlooks the water detention area. Kinetic components could be incorporated in either area.
Artist Services
Theme and Design
Proposal that includes all elements of the design
Coordination with the Public Art Advisory Committee and Subcommittee
Fabrication and/or purchase and installation
Photographic documentation
Maintenance plan
Anticipated Art Project Schedule
Call to Artists: September 24, 2019 – November 5, 2019
Artist/Project Selection: November 2019
Installation: To begin in January 2020

Art Project Budget
The total budget established for the project is $ 30,000.00.
The budget includes all costs to the artist: i.e., Artist Fee, Proposal, Design, Artwork Itself,
Materials, Installation, Shipping, Insurance, Travel and Sales tax.
SITE AND RELATED DEPARTMENT
Founded in 1957, the Martin County Library System consists of six library locations, our online
library, and strategic outreach services to childcare centers and other local organizations. The
Library connects with our residents in-person, online, over the phone, and through social
networking tools such as Facebook and Instagram. As of 2019, the Library operates with a
budget of approximately $3.8 million and 49 full time equivalent staff. Over 62% of our
residents have Library cards and approximately 19,000 people visit our six locations each
week. The Library Foundation and our Friends members support the Library through their
voices, their time, and their generous financial support. Our volunteers donate over 22,000
hours to our libraries each year, shelving books, running our bookstores, and performing
other important activities. The Library continually seeks partnership opportunities with people
and organizations throughout Martin County. Partners include the Early Learning Coalition,
the United Way, the Martin County School District, colleges and museums. Many of our
partners provide experts who share their knowledge and skills with our residents through
Library classes and workshops.
Building (or Site) Description: (General description of the building site)
The Peter & Julie Cummings Library is located in Palm City, FL and bounded by a 4 acre
upland pine and wetland preserve. This is in a residential area with 3 elementary schools, one
middle school and several golf communities serving families and retirees with some seasonal
residents. In 2009, the library was expanded to 20,000 square feet, adding a second story of
contemporary architecture to the Florida vernacular design of the original 1994 building. To
the east and north of the parking area, where this project is situated, is a large open water
detention basin. 

Building Project Schedule
Schematic design phase will be complete: TBD
Project is expected to be bid: TBD (if necessary)
Building will be open: TBD
Architects: (if applicable)
ARTIST ELIGIBILITY
The project is open to all professional artists as defined in the Art in Public Places Ordinance
No. 1103, Chapter 13, General Ordinances, Martin County Code. Experience implementing
their ideas and work in the public realm and with public agencies is a plus. The Martin County
Art in Public Places program encourages artists from diverse backgrounds and experiences to
apply.
APPLICATION PROCESS
The application process is managed by the Martin County Office of Community
Development along with the Martin County Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC). Project
selection happens through these entities along with representatives from the community
and the County. The Martin County Board of County Commissioners approves the final
selection.
Selection Criteria
The Public Art Advisory Committee shall consider the following criteria:
1. Public art shall be in areas where residents and visitors live, work or
congregate and shall be highly visible and accessible.
2. The appropriateness of the work to the site, permanence of the work relative
to environmental conditions, maintenance requirements and costs, and the
enduring nature of the artistic statement.
3. The sensitivity of the work to the aesthetic and cultural traditions and the
history of Martin County, Florida and to the surrounding neighborhood's
character.
4. The artist's biography and resume, examples of existing works, technical
competency, similarity to existing works of art and the following basics: form,
texture, color, clarity, line and medium.
Application Requirements
The information and documentation below must be postmarked or arrive via email at the
Martin County Office of Community Development before TIME on the stated deadline.
1. Statement. One paragraph maximum which illustrates the relationship
between the work submitted and the specific project. Be sure to indicate if a
specific work is for sale.
2. Resume. A current and professional resume, emphasizing public art
experience and public commissions (if any).
3. Renderings of the proposed design and completed artworks and/or project. If
already created, the works must have been completed during the last five
years. All must be labeled with artist's name and title of work.
4. Any structures proposed must be designed, built and installed in accordance
with all applicable codes, including permitting, to the standards in the most
recent edition of the local building code.
5. Proposals shall be submitted as follows: one (1) original, six (6) copies and
one (1) electronic copy (on flash drive, in MS Word or searchable PDF or
send to ftp://ftp.martin.fl.us/pub/incoming/AIPP (for Windows Explorer
go to FILE and click ‘Login As’, login: ftp public & password: @Martin!) in a
clear and concise format, on 8 ½" x 11" papers, in English.
Deadline: Postmarked, emailed or delivered by Friday, November 8, 2019, 5:00 pm.
Send or Deliver to:
Public Art Advisory Committee
c/o Martin County Office of Community
Development
2401 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, FL 34996
 

Deadline: 
11/08/2019

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Playing for Time - call out for 13-18's

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We’re looking for one individual or group aged 13-18 to create a brand new piece of music in response to the current climate emergency. 

As part of the project you’ll receive a budget of £200, support from a professional musician, and the opportunity to record your work and perform it live. 

The theme

“We are right now at the beginning of a climate and ecological crisis. Now is not the time for speaking politely. Now is the time to speak clearly. We need to call it what it is: an emergency.”
Greta Thunberg

On Friday 20 September young people around the world walked out of school to demand action on global warming and climate change. They say that the steps taken by governments and corporations aren’t enough - they’re just playing for time, delaying the inevitable. Drastic action is needed today to really make a difference.

Music is a powerful tool for raising awareness and motivating people into action. We will support you to think creatively about environmental issues, and inspire change through music. We want you to be playful and ambitious - this is your chance to create something for the future. 

What’s involved

You will:

  • Create new music in response to the theme (this could be 2-3 short pieces or one longer piece) between November 2019 and March 2020 
  • Record your music professionally at Box Yard Studios in Manchester
  • Showcase your work at our Sing City live night in March 2020

We will:

  • Connect you with a professional musician who will guide and support you throughout the creative process
  • Give you a budget of £200. This could be spent on: 
  • Field trips to spark creative ideas
  • Artist fees (e.g. if you would like to bring in other people to work with you such as a band, AV artist, dancer or filmmaker)
  • Equipment/instruments/materials needed to create and perform

Who it’s for

  • Individuals or groups aged 13-18
  • Based in Greater Manchester, Cheshire or Merseyside

Whether you see yourself as a composer, songwriter or producer, whether you use acoustic instruments or electronically generated sounds - we’re interested in hearing from musicians of all genres and backgrounds.

How to apply

Please complete a short online form* telling us a bit about yourself, your musical interests and experience, and why you are interested in this opportunity.

Deadline: Mon 28 Oct, 10am

APPLY HERE

Everybody that applies will be given the opportunity to take part in an exclusive songwriting workshop during February 2020 half term.

For more information or if you have any questions please contact Lucy Wallace at lucy@brightersound.com or 0161 830 3899.

*We’re committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you require the form in a different format or have difficulty completing the form online, please call us to discuss alternative options on 0161 830 3899.

Supported by Youth Music as part of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England, and made possible by funding from the National Lottery via Arts Council England.

Deadline: 
10/28/2019

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