Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Opportunities and Residencies

PROGRAM OF RESIDENCE - ITALY
Deadline: May 23rd, 2009.
A group of Italian artists is promoting an international program of exhibition, open to italian and foreign artists. The selected artist will be hosted in a small housing unit or Bivouac , built in an “interstitial” area of the city, that will be the artist’s living and working environment. The Bivouac is assembled from left over materials and is equipped with a survival kit made up of a solar panel, heating and cooking kit, and portable toilet. This should not be seen as an experiment in extreme survival, but rather as the desire to relate to the city, our “natural” habitat, in search of the essential. The competition is open to all artists currently working in the specific sector of visual arts, without restrictions of approach or medium.
The residence will be hosted by the city of Torino between September 21 and November 7 2009, for a period of 3 to 6 weeks according to the needs of the selected artist.
During the residence period, the organization will organize meetings with critics, researchers and others involved in contemporary art, giving the artist in residence the chance to present his or her works as well as the project(s) developed in Turin. There will be one or more days in which the artist opens the studio to the general public who can meet and talk with him. The association allocates a maximum of 7.500 euros, thus divided:
Attendance Fee:
2.000 euros
Expenses: - 2.000 euros (maximum) – Production expenses for a project or projects to be developed during the residency.
- 250 euros/week – living expenses (maximum 1.500 euros total).
- 2.000 euros (maximum) – travel expenses.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

PROJECTS FOR A GALLERY- UNITED KINGDOM
Deadline: 31 December 2009

This gallery in Edinburgh, is inviting proposals for our ongoing gallery project “Suitcase Series” that plays with notions of distance, space, location, interpretation and interaction.
The work consists of instructions sent to us for altering or otherwise using the gallery space, which we will undertake, set up and interpret according to the parameters set by you. We will produce documentation of this process that will then be sent back to you. We will also cover all publicity for your exhibition.
While we are welcoming all kinds of proposals in all media, due to the location of our gallery in a high traffic area of the city we are particularly suited for work that involves audience participation.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART – JAPAN
Deadline: July 25 2009

A City in Japan will host “THE ASIA BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2010” with the purpose of supporting the development of art and culture in Asian countries and contributing to international cultural exchange in the region. Exhibition will be from Jan. 24 - Feb.23, 2010 at the Art Museum of the city. No restrictions to the nationality of artists entering the competition.The admission of the works foresees two phases of selection.
The work should be a painting, not have been displayed in any previous competitions. The minimum size of the work should be 91cm x 91cm, and the maximum size should be 162cm x 162cm.(Not less than 91cm and not exceed 162cm in any direction) The total weight, including the frame, should not exceed 30kg. Works that pass the 1st screening must be framed for protection when being shipped to Japan. Acrylic frames are allowed, but glass frames are not allowed. There is no particular theme.
1 work per person. Free of Charge.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

PAINTING CONTEXT - SPAIN
Deadline: June 12 th 2009

For this prize of Painting, every author can introduce only one work, not winning in another contest. The themes and techniques will be free and they cannot exceed the 200 cm. for the biggest side neither to be smaller of 70 cm. The works must be framed with a cross bar of 3 cms.
First prize of Euro 8.000 / two mentions of honor of Euro 2.000.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – POLAND
Deadline: 03 of August 2009

The competition consists of two stages. Both professionals and students of art faculties creating their works on the basis of motion picture, hereinafter referred to as ‘films’, are invited to take part. Each participant may put forward up to three films. Prizes and distinctions in the competition are as follows:
1st prize: PLN 2 000.00
2nd prize: PLN 1 000.00
distinction: PLN 500.00
In the competition one can register a film fulfilling the criteria mentioned below:
• rendition – by any technique; recorded on a DVD in the AVI or MPG format
• required form of presentation: projection, 1-channel video,
• duration from 3 to 15 minutes.
• each DVD shall bear an emblem
• opening credits shall contain the title of the work, but no data concerning its author.
• the parcel shall also contain a sealed envelope, described with an emblem, containing the application form audience award: PLN 500.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

XI ART BIENNALE - MEXICO
Deadline: June 26 th 2009

Artists of Mexican nationality and foreigners with two years of proved residence in Mexico can participate in the biennial, in individual or collective way. The aspirants will have to have a curriculum with a minimum of one individual exhibition and two collective exhibitions, that can be proved through catalogues, invitations or other means. The Biennal will accept only unpublished works, ownership of the author, realized beginning from 2008. Every author can introduce to the consideration of the jury a minimum of two works and a maximum of four, with the following format:
a) Bidimensional: individual format, minimum of 80 cm. and maximum of 200 cm. in each of the sides. The projection of the works in video format will have to be adapted to these measures with a minimum duration of 2 minutes. and a maximum of 15 minutes of real exhibition.
b) Three-dimensional: the work won't have to be bigger than cm. 300 x 300 x 300 and the weight doesn't have to exceed the 1000 Kgs.
The selected works will be introduced to an exhibition in the Center of the Arts of the city of Monterrey, N.L, Mexico beginning from November 12 th 2009. The sentence of the jury about the assignment of the prizes will be announced on the day of the inauguration, November 12 th 2009.
Big Prize of Acquisition of $150,000.00 pesos for the bi-dimensional format
Big Prize of Acquisition of $150,000.00 pesos for the three-dimensional format
Up to $150,000.00 pesos for the Fund of Acquisition of the Selected Works
The winning works and the purchased ones will belong to the collection of the Biennale.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

2 PAINTING PRIZE - SPAIN
Deadline: May 08 th 2009

Maximum of two works for author, not winning in other contests. The participants will have total liberty in the choice of the theme of the work and about the technical realization. Maximum format of cm. 120 x120 .
All the works must be mounted on a loom or solid support and they will have to be ready to be suspended.
As frame, you can use just a simple wood bar, not larger than 3 centimeters. First prize of Euro 2.500 and individual exhibition. A catalogue will be published with the selected works, and an exhibition will be realized in the room. For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

CONTEST FOR PUBLIC MANIFESTOS - ITALY
Deadline: May 08 th 2009

An Italian association in collaboration with a Municipality of the North of Italy, announces the third edition of a contest for manifestos of urban art. The aim of this project of public art, is that to promote a campaign of communication, in form of manifestos of big dimensions, on a social theme. The candidates will have to produce a graphic elaborate, ready to be printed in the dimensions of 6 meters for 3 meters. The winning proposals will be printed in suitable dimensions and showed in various locations of the town during an art event and an international literary review.
The theme of this year is: “r-evolution"
In a period of crisis of the world economy, you have to point out a future perspective of evolution of the political, economic and social system that can improve the actual situation. The theme r-evolution, that also remembers the bicentennial of the birth of Charles Darwin, takes inspiration from the new economic tides of some thinkers, among which French Serge Latouche. R-evolution doesn't mean to create disorder, but to propose an idea of evolution toward a socioeconomic system more suitable to the development of the human potentialities.
The theme of this year wants therefore to speak of our future and of its possible forms of development but also of the relationship that the man has with his natural space and with his way of living the changes.
The winning projects will be published on a catalogue.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

CONTEST OF PAINTING AND DRAWING - SPAIN
Deadline: July 03 th 2009

The competitors can introduce maximum two works for each formality, painting or drawing. For the painting the maximum dimensions won't have to overcome the 2 meters and the minimum dimensions will be of cm. 100 x 80. The dimensions will be free for the works of drawing. Fund of acquisition of Euro 16.100.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE – JAPAN
Deadline: 10 of June 2009

The theme of autumn 2009’s Artist in Residence Program is “Home”. “Home” can mean many things, not simply a “house” as the smallest unit within a larger community. It can also refer to a “nation” as a political community, a “hometown” as a place to which one may return, a “departure point” where something is created or generated, “us” as the result of a conceptual grouping, or even as a “safe refuge of the soul”. Period of stay: 24 September – 20 December
Exhibition: 14 November – 13 December (Dismantling of exhibition: 14 December)  
In principle, it is a precondition that all successful applicants come alone to Aomori.
The organization offers:
1)Refund of travel expenses for a maximum fee of 200,000JPY for an international flight, and up to 100,000JPY for a domestic, flight.
2) Artist stipendium (materials & production fee)
The organizer will provide 400,000JPY for all artistic activities, including the purchase of materials and tools, research and transportation, the restoration of facilities after the exhibition period is over, and the dismantling and removal of any artwork.
3) Living allowance : 3,000JPY×days of staying (upper limit is 70days worth)
The organizer provides the artist with studios and a private room (single room, 19.44㎡ each). The kitchen and bath room are shared with others. The artist must do his/her own cooking and cleaning.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

GRANTS FOR VISUAL ARTS PROJECTS - SPAIN
Deadline: 08 of May 2009

A foundation in Spain awards 220.000 euros for Visual Arts Grants for study, research and the undertaking of individual projects in the sphere of (non-theoretical) artistic work. Artists may be any
nationality. The period covered by the grants will be 9 months. Grants involving relocation can be extended for a second period, depending on the outcome of a further application made before the closing date of the
annual edition of the grants.
STIPEND
- Not involving a change of residence: 16.000 euros.
- Involving relocation in a country other than your current residence: 24.000 euros.
- Involving relocation in United States of America: 28.000 euros.
The aforementioned amounts include trips, accommodation, maintenance, studio rent, etc.
These amounts will be incremented to include medical insurance and, in cases of study, the registration fees of the chosen Education Centre, pending approval, will be covered by the Foundation. Applicants for study grants must be between 23 and 40 years old. There is no age limit for the research grants. Grants awarded by the foundation must be mentioned in any documentation produced during the period covered by them. The foundation will select one of the grant-winner’s works to form part of its collection.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

8 WOOD SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM - ITALY
Deadline: May 15 th 2009

This 8ª edition of the sculpture Symposium will take place from 20 to 25 of July 2009.
The contest will take place in different municipalities of the province of Trento, Italy. The organization offers to each selected sculptors a trunk of pine cembro, height around 1,80 ms and diameter of around 0,50 ms.
Every participant must bring his/her own utensils of job and the base of support for the workmanship of the sculpture. The organization will furnish the food and the lodging to each participating artists and the following prizes:
1°: prize of equal value to Euro 1.200,00
2°: prize of equal value to Euro 800,00
3°: prize of equal value to Euro 600,00
Prize of the public: prize of the value of Euro 400,00
The organization will organize with the winning artists at least five collective exhibitions, that will have take place in the area. A catalogue will be printed.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”


40 GRANTS OF RESIDENCE –SPAIN
Deadline: May 15 th 2009

A foundation in Spain will annually grant a maximum of 40 residences for the creation and experimentation in any artistic discipline. The lodgings of the artists are in the Natural Park of the Lagoon, 500 meters away from the beach, among El Perelló, Sueca y Cullera in Valencia, Spain.
The objective of the Foundation is to promote the creation in a privileged environment, to support the cohabitation among artists of different disciplines for a maximum period of 4 months.
The Foundation will finance the totality of the lodging, food and use of the services and the studies.
Artists of any nationality can participate to the selection’s process for the residence. The Foundation will keep the right of exploitation of the works for 2 years , during which the job realized by the artists will be divulged and promoted. For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

PAINTING AND SCULPTURE COMPETITION – PHILIPPINES
Deadline: 09 May 2009

A bank in the Philippines, in partnership with other institutions is inviting all painters and sculptors, 18 to 35 years old to join its Art and Design Excellence National Competition.
The competition has an open theme. Entries for the Painting Competition can either be oil-based medium on canvas or water media on paper, with sizes ranging from 18 x 24 to 36 x 48, without the frame. Entries for the Sculpture Competition should be made of either one or a combination of metal, wood, stone, glass, fired clay, resin or fiberglass. At stake is a cash prize of P200,000 for Grand Prize Winners in oil-based medium on canvas, water media on paper and sculpture categories, and P150,000 for Special Prize Winners in the last two categories. The Awarding Ceremonies and Exhibit is slated in September 2009.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

XI COMPETITION OF PLASTIC ARTS - SPAIN
Deadline: June 20 th 2009

An institution in Spain announces for the year 2009 the XI Competition of plastic arts. All the national artists and foreigners can participate with only one work, recent and unpublished in the media of painting or sculpture, with free thematic and dimensions. Works protected by glass won't be admitted neither those that overcome the 25 Kgs. of weight. First prize of Euro 1.200 / second prize of Euro 1.000 / Third prize of Euro 900. A travelling exhibition will be organized with the selected works that will that can be visited, during the months of July, August and September, in various places in Spain.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

8 WOOD SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM - ITALY
Deadline: May 15 th 2009

This 8ª edition of the sculpture Symposium will take place from 20 to 25 of July 2009.
The contest will take place in different municipalities of the province of Trento, Italy. The organization offers to each selected sculptors a trunk of pine cembro, height around 1,80 ms and diameter of around 0,50 ms.
Every participant must bring his/her own utensils of job and the base of support for the workmanship of the sculpture. The organization will furnish the food and the lodging to each participating artists and the following prizes:
1°: prize of equal value to Euro 1.200,00
2°: prize of equal value to Euro 800,00
3°: prize of equal value to Euro 600,00
Prize of the public: prize of the value of Euro 400,00
The organization will organize with the winning artists at least five collective exhibitions, that will have take place in the area. A catalogue will be printed.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

II WATER COLOURS CONTEST - SPAIN
Deadline: October 03 th 2009

National or foreigners artists residing in the EU can participate with a maximum of two works for author.
The theme of the work will be free and the used technique will be the water colour. The format of the works is not specified. The works must be introduced framed with a wood bar of beech tree, smooth, strong, of 4 cm. and protected by metacrilato; the protection in glass is not admitted. First prize of Euro 5.000.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

INTERNATIONAL PAINTING SALOON – ROMANIA
Deadline: 1st of August 2009

A museum in Romania organizes the third edition of the International Painting Salon in September 2009.
The purpose of this salon is to promote and support contemporary art.
The Salon is open for all the artists around the world. There are no restrictions and no preliminary selection as we believe that any interference with the artist’s work including a preselection constitutes an act of censorship, an act against the free development of art. The only one who can decide which works will be exhibited is the artist himself and the jury will deliberate the awarding of prizes.
One can participate with an unlimited number of works but in order to take part in the prizes awarding contest, there must be exhibited at least 2 works. The artists who will participate with minimum 30 works, will benefit of one self exhibition hall for the exposure. In order to have an objective judgement on the artistic
quality, the jury recommends paintings in large dimensions. Any painting technique or dimension, no matter the support, is being accepted. In order to offer the artists the chance to introduce works that represent their creation best, the contest is theme free.
The Ist prize - 5.000 $;
The IInd prize - 3.500 $;
The IIIrd prize - 2.000 $;
The works of the winning artists become the property of the Florean Museum. The Salon will be open on the 5th of September 2009.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

DESIGN CONTEST - ITALY
Deadline: May 05 th 2009

The organization of this design contest asks to competitors to produce ideas of a Chair for indoor spaces making a meaningful use of the wood. Aim of the contest is to creatively stimulate the elaboration of innovative ideas, technically feasible and than can be produced in series. It is faculty of the participant to choose whether to introduce a model for residential use or contract (however projects of chairs like chaise longue, stools, pouf are not admitted). The contest is reserved to young designers of maximum 40 years old on the date of September 1st 2009. The introduced projects have to be original and unpublished, expressly developed for the competition in object. 1° Absolute Prize - 3.500 Euro
The organization will realize the prototype of the Winning Project. The Jury can decide to assign up to two Special Recognitions of 500 Euro each, as refund of the expenses, to other two deserving authors. The organization will also realize these two prototypes.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

INTERNATIONAL PRIZE OF CONTEMPORARY ART – GERMANY
Deadline: 30 June 2009

Typology: painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video and animation, live media
The prize has been established to promote international contemporary art in the widest possible sense. There will be three exhibitions, a final catalogue of circa 150 pages with circa 150 illustrated works of art and critical texts, as well as 5 prize awards totaling € 40,000 equally divided. The exhibition of finalist works, voting and prizegiving will take place in Berlin, Germany, end-September 2009.
The prize is open to any person practicing art either as a professional full-time/part-time artist, student or self-taught artist from anywhere in the world. There is no age limit for applicants and the prize is open to all artists whatever their qualifications, whether or not he or she has experience of public or private exhibitions, critical acclaim, or collectors at a national or international level. Excellence in content, contemporary aesthetic, technique, and material is sought in the selection of works for the final exhibition. The works of art submitted for the prize must have been completed in the last 24 months, but do not necessarily have to have been exhibited before.
There is no special subject, title or theme required for the participating works, they can range from being figurative to abstract to conceptual in content.
PRIZES ANS CATEGORIES
(A) PAINTING PRIZE Euro 8,000 (First prize only)
Media Include: oil, acrylic, industrial paints, ink, vinyl, watercolour, graphite, pencil, printing of various forms, etc. The work can have any form of support: canvas, paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, metal, etc. The maximum size permitted in a two-dimensional format is 2,5 metres squared, including any framing (the latter is not necessary).
(B) PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL GRAPHICS PRIZE Euro 8,000
(First prize only)
Media Include: works in 2D, including digital photography, traditional-analogue photography, computer graphic modelling, software art or works in which several media are used, for example digital manipulations which include the use of painting or other forms of manual expression, web art, polaroids, mobile phones, foto collages, etc. The maximum size permitted in a two-dimensional format is 2,5 metres squared, including any framing (the latter is not necessary).
(C) VIDEO & ANIMATION PRIZE Euro 8,000
(First prize only)
Media Include: motion works in video, film, 3D animation, including the use of generative softwares - works on DVD in original, high quality, are requested for the finalist’s exhibition, while for prize entry and publication on the prize website, send or upload your video.
(D) LIVE MEDIA PRIZE Euro 8,000
(Cash for first prize.)
Media include: a live audio and video set, which includes the use of any form of software. Live sets can either be projected on screens (see webpage with details on equipment provided by Celeste Prize) or as a media performance in a space which does not exceed 10 metres squared. Duration of performances max 30 minutes. For the purposes of presentation on the prize website a showreel in video is required (see details on the web site.
(E) INSTALLATION & SCULPTURE PRIZE Euro 8,000
(First prize only)
Media Include: works in 3D, installation, sculpture or any non-media performance (for live media
performances select Live Media Prize above) – all materials are accepted (organic or inorganic), as
well as works with an interactive basis and/or connection to electricity, motorisation, light, sound
or video. If an installation includes projection of a video the latter must be presented on DVD. The maximum area size permitted for works is 4 metres squared.
THE WINNERS
The winners in each prize category (A to E) will be chosen by the 46 finalists themselves.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

IV COMPETITION OF FIGURATIVE PAINTING AND SCULPTURE - SPAIN
Deadline: May 17 th 2009

Every artist can participate in this IV Competition of Figurative Painting and Sculpture 2009 with only one work, original and unpublished with free theme and technique, in the formality of Figurative Art. Minimum dimensions of 60x60 cm and maximum of 300x200 cm. in Painting. In Sculpture the maximum dimensions will be of 200 cms for the biggest side, without counting plinth or support and the minimum ones of 50 cm, without limit of weight, in definitive material.
First prize painting of Euro 36.000 / First prize of sculpture of Euro 44.000 / 120.000 Euro for acquisition of works / A scholarship.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

DESIGN CONTEST ON THE THEME OF THE REST - ITALY
Deadline: May 14th 2009

Typology: design
The theme of this edition of the contest is open to the planning of objects conceived on the consideration of new models related to the rituality of the rest in the domestic environment.
Rest is to be considered as: energies' recovery, relax, decompression from a day of job, night time sleep, siesta, ecc…The rediscovery of the Applied Arts can help the planner to give particularly to the environment and the objects, that such added value to be able to speak of "meaningful objects". The theme therefore will have to develop the project of a domestic space and particularly the development of an object related to the rituality of the rest. The contest is open to all the Italian planners or foreigners.
First Prize of Euro 10.000,00 with faculty to realize the prototype that will enter to bepart
of the permanent collection of the Foundation;
or Students Award of Euro 2.500,00
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral announcement with required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: www.callforart.com at the section "Opportunities”

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