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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cda-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production 2013

Call for Applications

Application Deadline: November 30,
Since 2011, Cda-Projects Grant has been offering a 10,000 EUR grant annually to support the production of an artistic research project. The grant aims at supporting and opening up discussions on artistic research to an expanded network through an open call. It encourages speculative approaches to how discourse is staged and how knowledge is produced, rethought and interwoven across disciplines. Without any limitations on the content, the proposed inquiries are expected to suggest new forms and methodologies by reflecting on contexts and conditions of the knowledge produced.
Authors (includes artists, curators, writers, thinkers, etc.) of any nationality, regardless of age, can propose projects to be carried out individually or collectively. Applicants can submit an artistic research project that is currently in the production stage or one that is scheduled to be completed during the six month period following the date of selection.
All the submitted documents should be in English to  and each one should be sent as a separate PDF. Applications that are not sent in the specified format will not be considered.
– Project proposal and documentation (maximum 500 words explaining your artistic research project, motivations of the research to be carried and the expected outcome. Up to four images can be included as documentation.)
– Curriculum vitae (include e-mail and mailing address.)
– Portfolio consisting of three completed research-based projects.
– Time-based media should be submitted in low-resolution format via upload and the link should be provided within the portfolio (not larger than 350MB.) If the resolution is important, you can send a DVD with excerpts up to 30 minutes to the address below:

Cda-Projects Grant
Istiklal Cad. Misir Apt. No:163 K.2 D.5
Beyoglu / Istanbul 34433

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Friday, September 27, 2013

A Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art

Call for Applications (U.S. Artists)
A Blade of Grass is a new funding organization that nurtures socially engaged art and has announced the launch of their ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art. Seven Fellows will be selected to receive an unrestricted stipend of $20,000 USD to realize an innovative, community-based project. The program will also offer tailored professional support to socially engaged artists including documentation and assessment of each project, and workshops that teach skills that are particularly relevant to artists working directly with communities to enact social change.

Through active training, incubator-style workshops and professional consultations, the artists will be given tools to evaluate their own progress, as well as gain feedback from peers, community stakeholders, and objective, third-party evaluators. These and other professional development opportunities will help artists to make this community-driven work more meaningful and influential to the populations they are serving.

As another key benefit of the fellowship, A Blade of Grass will conduct interviews with each of the artists and produce three-to-five-minute documentaries on each project that will be accessible on the A Blade of Grass website. Such online resources will bring the experience of these works beyond the immediate community of impact and illustrate some of the distinct challenges and advantages presented by socially engaged art. This documentation will also complement the online debates, studies and resources that make up A Blade of Grass's "DISCUSS" forum, as well as its public programs, all of which will be structured around an annual theme drawn from the work of some or all of the selected fellows. Collectively, these resources will bring clarity and excitement to socially engaged art through inclusive discussions on key topics and through direct exposure to these and other ambitious artworks.

Artists nationwide are invited to submit proposals through a two-stage, open application process. A distinguished Selection Committee, made up of artists, educators, curators, critics and other art professionals, along with community leaders and advocates, will evaluate the proposals in terms of their artistic excellence, their ability to position artists in leadership roles to promote social change, and their relevance to communities. Application guidelines are now available on the A Blade of Grass website. Letters of inquiry will be due Monday, December 2, 2013. Finalists will be invited to submit full applications in January 2014 and selections will be made and announced in April 2014.
Informational workshopsA Blade of Grass will hold two informational Fellowship Workshops prior to each annual application deadline. This year, they will be held on September 17 and November 6. The Workshops will be open to all interested artists and are designed to bring artists face-to-face with former Fellows and staff, in order to provide a transparent overview of the ABOG SEA Fellowship experience, as well as introduce successful social engagement methods in general. For those unable to attend, the workshops will be videotaped and made accessible online. The programs should help the artists determine if they are a good fit for the program and maximize their ability to construct a competitive proposal. Attendance is strongly encouraged.
ContactTo view the complete application and selection guidelines visit the A Blade of Grass website. For press inquiries or further information, please contact


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Visual Activism Symposium (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)

Call for Proposals

The International Association of Visual Culture (IAVC) invites proposals for its third biennial symposium in San Francisco on March 14 - 16, 2014.

The symposium will be an international gathering centered on the concept of visual activism. It will explore the relationships between visual culture and activist practices across a wide range of contexts. Through varied and diverse modes of image-making, artists and designers may create and manipulate tools of social change. Likewise, political activists may utilize visual strategies and objects in order to confront and address social and political issues. Art can take the form of political and social activism, and activism often takes on specific, and sometimes surprising, visual forms that are not always aligned with or recognizable by art-world frameworks. During the convening, artists, cultural producers, scholars, students, critics, organizers, activists, and citizens will engage with and offer perspectives on the many questions that arise: to what degree do forms of visual activism travel? In what ways are they necessarily grounded in geographically specific spaces and locally specific knowledge? How can theorists, scholars, and practitioners engage in conversations about abstract or oblique visual activism, such as those produced in conditions of extreme censorship? How can the complexity of governmental or commercial visual activism be approached to better address hegemonies of visual culture? How does the past become a form of visual activism in the present?

Proposals should respond to these questions or related topics and may take the form of papers (20 minutes), artist talks (20 minutes), short performances (five to 30 minutes), or lighting-round interventions (five minutes). Limited funds are available to support travel. Proposals should include a 400-word abstract, links to websites with additional publications or relevant images and information, and a CV. Please send proposals to (with” Visual Activism” as the subject line) no later than October 1, 2013.

Free and open to the public, the conference comprises various modes of engagement: short and long-form presentations, small-group discussions, screenings, and performances. It will also be paired with Bearing Witness, the second of three SFMOMA symposia made possible by the Fraenkel Gallery Fund for New Studies in Photography.

For further information, visit: and


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Friday, September 20, 2013

ARTErra rural artistic residency (Portugal)

Call for Applications
Deadline: February 15, 2014
ARTErra is a multidiciplinary art residency in Portugal. ARTErra is located in a calm and green village with a comfortable house and a “creation yard” with several work rooms, tools and resources that can be adapted for any artistic challenge framed by a garden and some farm animals.
They are now accepting applications for 2014.
To learn more about ARTErra visit or their facebook page. Contact them to request the application form and with any questions at
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Job Opportunity: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator of Architecture & Design

Call for Applications
Application deadline: Friday, October 4, 2013, 6pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world's finest museums, seeks a Curator of Architecture & Design that is a specialist in both Architecture and Design. In this respect, the Curator will work closely with the Chairman and will participate in the active research, development and management of the Modern and Contemporary collection and the Breuer project; major special exhibitions; initiation of collection displays, publications and interpretation; and participation in all activities of the Department.
Primary responsibilities and duties:–Working closely with the Chairman and other full Curators, assist with management of the Modern and Contemporary Department.
–Using expertise in architecture and design, lead the review of architecture, design and other related aspects of the collection.
–Lead departmental collection and research strategies in respect to architecture and design.
–Initiate and curate major special exhibitions for the Breuer project.
–Devise and plan collection displays and other projects for Modern & Contemporary.
–Initiate special exhibitions, including research, catalog entries and other texts for Museum Programs.
–Cultivate new relationships and maintain existing connections with donors, patrons, collectors, colleagues from other international institutions, the scholarly community, dealers, and other individuals involved with the interests of the Museum.
–Act as editor, key author, and essayist as appropriate for major exhibition catalogues and other specialized publications, including online content.
–On behalf of Chairman, oversee and expedite correspondence related to Collection and Modern and Contemporary Programs.
–Contribute to public programs (Learning, Volunteers, Visiting Scholars, etc.) as appropriate.
–According to Modern& Contemporary Department objectives, interact with potential sponsors and assist with fundraising as appropriate.
–Advise on planning programs for Modern and Contemporary Department patrons' groups.
–Other related duties.

Experience and skills requirements:–Minimum ten years (preferably fifteen years) experience in a museum or academic institution.
–Demonstrated engagement with artistic, architectural and design theory and international practice across the world.
–Demonstrated scholarly achievement and extensive published record, including evidence of original research.
–Initiated and executed major and relevant loan exhibitions with broad international scope.
–Demonstrated commitment to broad international engagement and learning.
–Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with internal colleagues across the Museum and externally with artists, designers, scholars, architects, donors and general public.
–Ability to create and maintain precise and widely researched records.
Knowledge and education:–PhD (or equivalent) history of art or architecture.
–Deep expertise in twentieth and twenty-first century architecture, design and art.
–Extensive background in international modern and contemporary culture.
–Excellent written and spoken English.
–Proficiency in one non-English language.
The Curator for Architecture & Design for the Modern & Contemporary Department is full-time and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, indicating position of interest, resume, and salary history to as a Word attachment only, with "Curator/Architecture & Design" in the subject line.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

“One of the best things in the world of art today”

– David Medalla, Director, The London Biennale.

Boston University will host TransCultural Exchange's 2013 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts: Engaging Minds, October 10-13, 2013.
The Conference panels will focus on topics meant to inspire and address many artists' desire to engage in other fields of discipline; while, at the same time, preserving the Conferences' aim to serve as the international forum for practicing artists and related professionals, including:
• Extensive networking opportunities and social events.
Portfolio reviews with funders, curators, gallery owners, residency directors and critics.
• 50 panels with topics ranging from cultural diplomacy to paid residencies.
• Workshops on marketing, grant writing and copyright law.
• Visits to Boston’s attractions, including MIT's Art and Architecture program.
• Gallery receptions, concerts and readings.

Register before September 20th (late registration fees apply after September 20th):

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