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Call out: Get Fresh 2019

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'Get Fresh' is a popular biennial exhibition celebrating emerging designer-makers. It will run at Devon Guild of Craftsmen's contemporary gallery space from Saturday 19 January to Sunday 10 March 2019.

This Open Call is for early career craft makers in the South West region (including photography, print-making and sculpture). 

Criteria are:
• Be a resident of the South West UK (Bath, Bristol & Somerset, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire)
• Maker within 5 years of graduating/ finishing training or setting up a new practice

If you fit the bill and would like to express your interest in exhibiting and selling work in Get Fresh, please supply by email: 1 digital image (size 1MB) and some brief details about your work.

Email: Saffron Wynne on: saffron.wynne@crafts.org.uk

Expressions of interest will receive an emailed acknowledgment; if you don’t receive one, please resend. You will then receive further information on how to send a full application.

 

Deadline: 
05/14/2018

D.I.Y Screen Printing Creative Workshop

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An introduction and exploration of home print making. Most people are under the illusion that screen printing requires specialist equipment, and spending a lot of time and money to get good results. However, this not the case. This course can give you the confidence and skills to do your own simple print making projects at home. You will also be shown how to make two colour prints.

The session will be split into three parts: building the screen, making a stencil for printing, followed by printing with the newly built equipment. 

For tickets and more details please go to:
leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk/courses.asp?cat=11

Artist Studios Program

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MAD is now accepting applications for the Artist Studios Program, offering studio space and financial support to one Artist Fellow and six Daily Residents for a six-month term.

MAD is now accepting applications for the Artist Studios Program, offering studio space and financial support to one Artist Fellow and six Daily Residents for a six-month term, from August 2018 through January 2019.

What is the Artist Studios Program?

Reflecting MAD’s commitment to living artists and to contemporary craft practice, the Artist Studios Program hosts artists and designers daily in a live studio environment.

Since its founding in 2008, MAD’s Artist Studios Program has supported the careers of over 150 artists and designers.

What are the benefits of the Artist Studios Program?

The full-time Artist Fellow receives a $15,000 stipend and dedicated studio space, and the six Daily Residents receive a daily honorarium of $125 and shared studio space.

Residencies also include professional development and public programming opportunities, regular studio visits with museum staff and arts professionals, and continued engagement through the community of Artist Studios Program alumni.

Who can apply?

There are no fees or restrictions to apply for the Daily Residencies. Applicants for the Artist Fellowship must be NYC-based, 30 years of age or younger at the start of their fellowship, identify racially and/or culturally with a historically underrepresented community, and demonstrate the need for financial assistance to advance their artistic careers.

Deadline: 
04/16/2018

The Burke Prize

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The Burke Prize

A new annual award that reinforces MAD’s commitment to celebrating the next generation of artists working in and advancing the disciplines that shaped the American studio craft movement, the Burke Prize is an unrestricted $50,000 award made to a professional artist under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood.

Named for Marian and Russell Burke, two passionate collectors of craft and longtime supporters of MAD, the Burke Prize will be determined by an annual jury of professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design following an open application process.

Eligible applicants are professional artists under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood. Applicants must be American citizens or permanent residents, living or working within the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the US Virgin Islands. 

The applications will be reviewed by a jury led by Shannon Stratton, Chief Curator at MAD, and available starting February 2018. The first winner of the Burke Prize will be announced in the fall of 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants must be:

  • A US citizen or a permanent legal resident
  • At least 21 years old and not older than 45 at the time of application 
  • A working artist, not a hobbyist, who can demonstrate a commitment to their practice as a professional

Applicants cannot be:

  • An institution or small business
  • A full-time student in a degree-granting program or its equivalent
  • Applicants may not be students at the time of applying, even if graduation is pending the same year
  • A current employee, consultant, board member, or major funder of the Museum of Arts and Design, or an immediate family member of such a person

Why is there an age restriction? 

The prize is meant to celebrate and support young artists who represent the next generation working in the traditional American studio craft disciplines of glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood. In the past, “young” or “next generation” has often meant under the age of 30 or 40. We have expanded this to 45 to accommodate the length of time many artists take to complete schooling as well as the exceptional financial burden that schooling places on young artists today, requiring most to pursue full-time employment before they can fully dedicate themselves to the studio.

We recognize that there are many talented artists over the age of 45, but most (although not all) have had the benefit of time to create a stronger professional network and economic foundation for their practice. By giving visibility to the next generation of artists working in these disciplines, we hope to carry craft into the future both by inspiring artists to pursue these disciplines and by inspiring curators, critics, and collectors to recognize their work. In the end, this impacts the whole field.

Can collectives apply?

We understand that there are many collaborative partnerships in the art world and we encourage you to apply as long as all members of the collective meet the requirements of the application. You can find specific instructions on how to navigate our application as a collective in the application itself. Collectives must demonstrate an extensive collaborative practice.

What is the jury looking for in the winner?

The prize will recognize exceptional artwork in form and concept. Please submit the work that you see as best representing your art practice, and that reflects both your mastery of your craft and your innovation within your field.

Do I have to work solely in one of the five mediums (glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood)?

No, you do not, although these mediums and your skill in handling them, both manually and conceptually, should be evident in your application. Applicants can work in all five mediums, a combination of these mediums, or a combination of these mediums and others not listed, like video or performance.

I don’t have an MFA. Can I still apply?

Yes.

I work in one of the mediums listed, but I focused my schooling on painting (or video, or another studio discipline). Can I still apply?

Yes.

Craft has been a hobby of mine for some time. Should I apply?

While we accept applications from self-taught artists, your practice should be a full-time, professional pursuit, not a part-time hobby. In the end, it is up to you to judge your commitment to your practice before taking the time to submit.

When can I apply?

The application database will open February 1, 2018.

If I don’t win the award, can I apply again next year?

Yes, as long as you still meet the requirements for application.

If I win, will I have to pay taxes on my award?

Yes, all cash prizes are taxable income.

Deadline: 
04/20/2018

Introduction to Laser Cutting: Acrylic Keyrings at MadFabLab

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Want to get creative with laser cutting? Need a reason to stop losing your keys?

Learn to add the personal touch in this two hour introduction to laser cutting. Starting with the basics of designing in Inkscape, you’ll go on to create a beautiful, unique acrylic keyring of your own design.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience of laser cutting or design.

SURFACES FESTIVAL

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SURFACES FESTIVAL will be presented in Venice from 26-27th May 2018 to 25th November 2018 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, during the same period of the BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2018 – 16th International Architecture Exhibition.                                                                                                                                                  

SURFACES FESTIVAL consists of 3 main exhibitions focused on different themes: BODIES (May 26 – July 12, 2018), PLACES (July 27 – September 13, 2018), and SPACES (September 28 – November 25, 2018); an Experimental division dedicated to video-art and performing art and the Venice Architecture Academy

The festival analyzes the idea of human and urban places, how people live them and how they are modified in contemporary society. Every human being lives in a world in which surfaces shape their attitudes and behaviors, limiting freedom and creating a sense of alienation. The man reacts breaking the limits and finding a new way of life. We imagine a world of “liquid bodies and cities“, where differences create new possibilities, developing new structures, phisical, intellectual and spiritual. The festival aims to analyze the relationship between body and space in contemporary time.                  

Deadline for applications is April 15, 2018 (11.59 PM of your local time).                                                                         

More infohttp://www.itsliquid.com/call-surfaces-venice-may-nov-2018.html

All selected works of architecture, photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art will be presented during the whole festival in Venice. Artists, architects and designers are free to take part in one or more programmed events. To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/films/performances and pictures of artworks by e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com

Deadline: 
04/15/2018
Fee Detail: 
200-500

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