Opportunities


“Re-Animate Europe” International Comic Competition

Deadline February 05, 2017

Location: Belgium Online

Overview

Twice already, in 2013 and 2015, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom organised the International Comic Competition “Animate Europe”. We’re thrilled to announce that “Animate Europe” will be running for a third round, starting now! This time, we’re looking for your creative ideas to „Re-Animate Europe“!

Details

After many external crises and internal shake-ups, from the migration crisis to Brexit to a lack of trust, the once strong and confident body of the European Union seems tattered and tired.

The European heartbeat has lost its rhythm. How can we help to get Europe back on its feet? Who or what will be the healer, who can find the magic potion for Europe’s ailing heart?

Share your vision with us – send us your „medication“ for a healthy European heartbeat! All you have to do is to send us the first page of your graphic short story, together with a summary of your story and the entry form.

Cost/funding for participants:

Fully Funded

End of February, our seven-head strong international expert jury will select seven finalists who will then be asked to finish an eight-page graphic short story by Monday, 22. May 2017. The finalists will receive a grant of 800€. Their entries will be published in an anthology at the end of the competition and they will travel around Europe in form of a travelling exhibition.

The winner will be announced at an award ceremony on 11 July 2017 at the Belgian Comic Strip Center in Brussels and will receive a prize of 500€.

For more information please visit the official website.


ZEISS Photography Award 2017 – Seeing Beyond

Deadline: 7 February 2017
Open to:  photographers around the world
Award:  12,000 Euro worth of ZEISS lenses, 3,000 Euro travel expenses

Description

The World Photography Organisation and ZEISS have launched the second edition of the ZEISS Photography Award ‘Seeing Beyond’, with the theme “Meaningful places”.

Following on from last year’s hugely successful inaugural edition, which attracted entries from 116 countries, this time, photographers are asked to look past the ordinary and the “everyday” to capture extraordinary aspects of the world we live in, by documenting the importance of one or several places that bear significance to each other.

Eligibility

  • The competition is open to all photographers around the world and each entry should include a series of at least 3 and not more than 10 images.
  • Un-published work entered into the competition must have been taken between the dates of 1st January 2012 and 7th February 2017.

Award

  • There is no entry fee;
  • One winning photographer will be awarded with 12,000 Euro worth of ZEISS lenses, 3,000 Euro travel expenses to complete a dream photography project in the location of their choice plus a trip to London to attend the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony to receive their prize.

How to apply?

In order to apply please register first.

For more information please visit the official web page.


Art Omi Residency Program

Deadline: March 01, 2017

Location: United States of America, New York

Overview

Art Omi invites artists from every continent, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles and practices, to gather in rural New York State to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. During four weeks each June – July, concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal. Artists whose work is interdisciplinary should read the descriptions of each of our residency programs to decide which one fits their practice.

Details

Each session, a distinguished critic/curator is invited to participate as Critic-in-Residence, who leads discussions and makes individual studio visits. The Critic in Residence is on campus for the entire duration of the program. In addition, a former Critic in Residence is invited to be Critic Emeritus for the first week of residency.
The first week of the residency, artists have the opportunity to work with a master printmaker to produce an edition of monotypes. High quality material is provided.
Our Visitors Program enables residents to have conversations with many visiting art critics, gallery owners and prominent artists. Direct engagement with the New York City art world is unmatched by similar residency programs.
The residency culminates with Open Studio Day, during which hundreds of professionals, art lovers, neighbors and friends view work, ask questions and engage with the artists.

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Application is open to artists from all over the world who have been professionally active for at least the past 3 years. Disciplines included: all practices that are labeled visual arts, sound art, performance, social practice. If you work in a category not listed here please contact us to see which of our residency programs is your best fit. We don’t accept applications from artists currently enrolled in either a BFA or MFA. We accept applications, however, from PhD students or from professional artists, with at least 3 years of professional experience, currently enrolled in a master degree other than in the Arts. Please note: having studied art is NOT a requirement: we accept applications from self-taught professional artists.

For more information please visit the official website.


Art Farm’s program for interns

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Location: United States of America

Overview

Art Farm is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organisation registered with the State of Nebraska Spend your summer participating in an artists’ community. Develop new skills, live, work with artists from around the world, and work on your own art projects, on a farm in rural Nebraska.

Details

Art Farm’s program for interns offers farmhouse accommodation and a small workspace to pursue their artwork. We ask for 25 hours assistance per week from interns to help renovate and maintain Art Farm’s buildings and grounds and assist the artists-in-residence. Interns need to be self-motivated and resourceful and to appreciate a quiet working environment —if you need an active social life, this may not be for you. Art Farm’s location is semi-isolated and rural and because of this condition, co-operation and an ability to share tasks are required.

Art farm requests…
… Approximately 3 hours per day assistance to Art Farm – working times are usually 9-12am Mon-Thurs – plus you would be available to assist Art Farm or artists on their projects, as needed (up to 25 hours assistance per week). Work for Art Farm could include general construction, deconstruction and carpentry; running errands; grounds maintenance; gardening, or office work. If you wish to learn some construction skills, this could be your chance.

Dates
The Art Farm season for interns runs from 15 May to 1 November annually, but depends on available accommodation and facilities. This will be determined by late April when the artist-in-residence selection and scheduling is complete. Please indicate on the application form which dates you are available between mid-May and mid-November and we shall contact you to confirm dates by mid-April. Internships can be for long or short term—please fill in your available dates on the application form.

For more information please visit the official website.


The Art World – International Art Competition, Unarthodox

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Location: Online

Overview

CALLING ON ALL ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS! WHAT IF YOU WERE GIVEN THe OPPORTUNITY TO EXHIBIT YOUR WORK IN A PRIME NEW YORK CITY GALLERY SPACE! Unarthodox is calling on you, amateur and professional artists, to participate and win a chance to show your work to the world!

Details

SUBMIT WORK THAT DEPICTS A REBELLIOUS VIEW OF TRADITION, CUSTOMS, RELIGION AND POLITICS.  share your VISUAL EXPRESSION AND SUBJECTIVE INTERPRETATION. Join our movement!

The Art World is an International Art Competition where fine artists, photographers, digital artists, graphic designers, and sculptors compete for a chance to be exhibited in New York City for an entire week!

Artwork will NOT be judged on the technique and professional skill, but on the interpretation and depth of the subject matter.

Although not required, it should relate to the country of submission.

Artwork in the following disciplines is accepted:

  • Fine Art /Mixed Media – Acrylic, oil, watercolor, charcoal, photography and various other materials
  • Photography – digital and traditional –  Raw and manipulated photography may be used
  • Sculpture – All mediums are accepted
  • Digital Arts – Computer generated art
  • Graphic Design – Poster design, book/magazine cover, and advertisement are accepted

For more information please visit the official website.


Eyebeam Creative Residencies

Deadline: Always Active

Location: United States of America

Overview

Eyebeam is a nonprofit studio for collaborative experiments with technology toward a more imaginative and just world. By providing generous support to artists for research, production and education, Eyebeam makes ideas real.

Details

Eyebeam Fellows are artists, hackers, and engineers who spearhead new research and develop exciting new work at the point where art and technology meet. Eyebeam Fellows regularly develop innovative and creative open source technology within an environment that fosters collaborative development. Fellows lead public seminars, exhibitions, and educational programming, and help direct Eyebeam’s Research Groups. These individuals are selected in recognition of their exceptional talent and the belief that a sustained research period is critical for the development of new ideas and innovative work—goals central to Eyebeam’s mission. Eyebeam Residencies support the creative research, production and presentation of initiatives querying art, technology and culture. The 5 month residency is a period of concentration and immersion in artistic investigation, daring research or production of visionary, experimental applications and projects. Past initiatives have ranged from moving image, sound and physical computing works to technical prototypes, installations and public interventions.

Model of Practice

As the leading arts organization for technology in the United States, Eyebeam grounds its unique model of practice on the following assertions:

  • Ideas work. With critical knowledge of the world, people can create a better one.
  • Process matters. Nothing is more powerful than expectation-free experimentation.
  • Impact counts. When ideas work together, the effects can cascade exponentially.

The vision of technology here includes all processes, tools and strategies for navigating a complex world. The residency program provides people with space and time to develop their ideas into full projects. Drawing entirely on the community of residents and alums, Eyebeam then expands their work into exciting programs with lasting impact.

International/out of town applicants

Out of town residents and fellows are responsible for their travel costs, accommodation, and moving expenses. Eyebeam staff will assist as much as possible with locating accommodation in New York.  We can also provide advice in contacting agencies to help negotiate Visa requirements to live and work in the United States.

Residency and fellowship applicants interested in being considered for a future cycle should indicate this preference in the the application form. This can be helpful when taking into consideration the length of time to procure the appropriate visa.

For more information please visit the official website.


Artists-in-Berlin Program (Berliner Künstlerprogramm)

Deadline: Always Active

Location: Germany

Overview

distinguished artistic signature and a body of work of their own, in the field of visual arts, film, literature and music are yearly invited to spend 12 months in Berlin. Invitations to filmmakers are issued for 6 months.
For visual arts, an international jury nominates and selects the artists. Therefore, no applications are possible for visual arts. An invitation to the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program is one of the most sought-after scholarships in the world. Therefore, because of the exceptionally large number of applications compared to the limited number of scholarships available, many highly qualified applications cannot be considered. The non-acceptance of an application is not in any way a negative value-judgment about the artistic work of the applicant. Reapplication is possible.

Details

Application forms
The application form for the Berliner Künstlerprogramm can be downloaded here in pdf format  formular.pdf (157k).
Acrobat Reader 4, which is needed to open the file, can be downloaded here:www.adobe.de/products/acrobat/readstep.html
The deadline in each case is December 1st (postmark).

The international expert jury sitting will convene in spring. To apply, please submit the completed application form and the following work materials:
1. Writers:
Your publications (preferably in German, otherwise if possible in English or French) – but please no more than 4 or 5 books; reviews. No manuscripts.
2. Composers:
Scores, recordings (records, CDs, DVDs), videos, your publications, but please no more than 3 or 4 samples. All materials for each sound sample – i.e. the score, a description of the work, photos, videos – should be clearly collated for the jurors. If specific parts are to be listened to, they should be marked accordingly.
3. Filmmakers:
Videotapes, DVDs (please note: copied DVDs are often not readable, therefore NTSC, PAL, Beta preferred), scripts – but please no more than 2 work samples, preferably most recent works, with subtitles. Please include a synopsis of every film submitted.
Maximum viewing time per candidate: 15 minutes. Thus, please mark the extracts which you would prefer to be viewed, especially with regards to long films.
All materials submitted must be clearly marked with name and year created. For economic reasons, only original work material (books, scores, films) can be returned. Copies, manuscripts, copied CDs, DVDs and tapes will not be returned. The DAAD cannot assume any responsibility for submitted materials.

For more information please visit the official website.


University of the Arts London – Scholarships

Deadline: Always Active

Location: United Kingdom

Overview

University of the Arts London is pleased to offer a number of scholarships to those wishing to study at postgraduate level.

Details

Providing a global experience in the heart of London, UAL has unrivalled facilities and resources. Our six Colleges are at the heart of their communities, providing welcoming environments and cultural connections.

University of the Arts London has unique links with the creative industries, giving you opportunities to work on projects with partner organisations such as Nike, Sony, WPP and L’Oréal Professionnel. All this means that students can develop their practice and get a head start on their careers.

For more information please visit the official website.


Danish Art Workshops

Deadline: Always Active

Artists, designers and restorers may apply for a short term or long term residency with the Danish Art Workshops (SVK) with a view to producing concrete projects. Please note: Non-Danish applicants must have a project related to cultural activities within Denmark.

How to apply?

More detailed information about your movie you can find in the official call HERE.


Eyebeam Creative Residencies

Deadline: Always Active

Location: United States of America

34 35th Street 5th Fl, Unit 26 Brooklyn, 11232, New York

Overview

Eyebeam is a nonprofit studio for collaborative experiments with technology toward a more imaginative and just world. By providing generous support to artists for research, production and education, Eyebeam makes ideas real.

Details

Eyebeam Fellows are artists, hackers, and engineers who spearhead new research and develop exciting new work at the point where art and technology meet. Eyebeam Fellows regularly develop innovative and creative open source technology within an environment that fosters collaborative development. Fellows lead public seminars, exhibitions, and educational programming, and help direct Eyebeam’s Research Groups. These individuals are selected in recognition of their exceptional talent and the belief that a sustained research period is critical for the development of new ideas and innovative work—goals central to Eyebeam’s mission. Eyebeam Residencies support the creative research, production and presentation of initiatives querying art, technology and culture. The 5 month residency is a period of concentration and immersion in artistic investigation, daring research or production of visionary, experimental applications and projects. Past initiatives have ranged from moving image, sound and physical computing works to technical prototypes, installations and public interventions.

Model of Practice

As the leading arts organization for technology in the United States, Eyebeam grounds its unique model of practice on the following assertions:

  • Ideas work. With critical knowledge of the world, people can create a better one.
  • Process matters. Nothing is more powerful than expectation-free experimentation.
  • Impact counts. When ideas work together, the effects can cascade exponentially.

The vision of technology here includes all processes, tools and strategies for navigating a complex world. The residency program provides people with space and time to develop their ideas into full projects. Drawing entirely on the community of residents and alums, Eyebeam then expands their work into exciting programs with lasting impact.

International/out of town applicants

Out of town residents and fellows are responsible for their travel costs, accommodation, and moving expenses. Eyebeam staff will assist as much as possible with locating accommodation in New York.  We can also provide advice in contacting agencies to help negotiate Visa requirements to live and work in the United States.

Residency and fellowship applicants interested in being considered for a future cycle should indicate this preference in the the application form. This can be helpful when taking into consideration the length of time to procure the appropriate visa.

For more information please visit the official website.


Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists

Deadline: Always Active

Location: Switzerland

Overview

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

Details

Types of scholarship

  • The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.
    Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.
  • Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland. Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. Only those who have already been awarded a place to study may apply. This scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.

For more information please visit the official website.


Artist Protection Fund (APF)

Deadline Always Active

Location: Worldwide

Overview

Artists receiving APF fellowships will be placed with hosts in safe countries around the world, including universities, arts centers, and arts residency programs. Hosts are requested to provide matching support, which may include housing, studio space, and arts supplies.

Details

The Artist Protection Fund (APF) is a three-year pilot program at the Institute of International Education.  With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, APF will make life-saving fellowship grants to threatened artists from any field of artistic endeavor, and place them at host universities and arts centers in safe countries where they can continue their work.

How can my organization help? 

The Institute welcomes expressions of interest from arts organizations around the world interested in hosting threatened artists. Hosts can be traditional university art education programs and arts residencies, as well as arts centers, performing arts organizations and less traditional artistic communities. Hosts will be requested to match the fellowship support, through contributions that may include housing, studio space, art supplies, and other support from their networks.

I’m a threatened artist. How can I apply? 

The Institute welcomes inquiries from threatened artists directly or from individuals or institutions nominating threatened artists for support. APF is for artists who are facing or have recently fled from immediate, severe, and targeted threats to their lives and/or careers in their home countries or countries of residence.

Applications and submissions are accepted at any time throughout the year, on a rolling basis.

For more information please visit the official website.