Below you will find a call for submissions from World Savvy, two new videos from Art21, and two opportunities for Native artists.
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Opportunity: World Savvy Call for Submissions
US based education nonprofit, World Savvy, is looking for contemporary and traditional artists of all kinds (visual art, personal stories/creative writing/journalism, film/video/animation, music/audio, photography, public art/conceptual art) who address or are in conversation with topics related to the theme of “Sustainable Communities.”
ELIGIBILITY: All living artists worldwide working in any media or format. We are especially interested in including works that have been completed post 2000, and special attention will be paid to those who submit work created in the past five years. No entry fee required.
MEDIUM: Any medium or format welcome, including literary arts.
July 20, 2010 @ 5pm………Submissions deadline
July 25, 2010……………….Notify selected artists with contract (emails will be sent)
August 1, 2010………………Artist accepts contract (notify World Savvy via email)
TBD – Fall 2010……….. Collaborator’s Guide release
For more information or questions, contact Call for Submissions Coordinator Katina Papson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exclusive Videos: Jeff Koons and Allan McCollum
Our latest Exclusive videos feature two artists who build strong visual vocabularies while relinquishing control over aspects of the production of their work. For each artist, the value of art is located not in the object or its maker but in what “happens inside the viewer.”
Jeff Koons: Potential
Episode #109: Jeff Koons tells a story from his childhood about finding a sense of self through making art, asserting that art has the potential to inspire similar transformations within each viewer.
Allan McCollum: Shapes Ornaments
Episode #110: Horace & Noella Varnum in Sedgwick, Maine, describe their experiences working with artist Allan McCollum on the Shapes from Maine (2009) exhibition at Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York.
The National Native Artist Exchange, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, is designed to support the exchange of artistic skills and knowledge among Native artists. American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists throughout the United States may apply to teach, learn, and collaborate in traditional and/or contemporary Native art forms through travel from one region to another across the nation. Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded based on budgets appropriate to the scope of travel. Requests must be received at least two calendar months prior to the departure date of the proposed trip. Visit the New England Foundation for the Arts website to review the program guidelines.
First Peoples Fund
Artist in Business Leadership Program
Call for Applications
The 2011 Artist in Business Leadership Program is an independent business arts fellowship program that features a working capital grant of up to $5,000 to be used to support a one year marketing plan/strategy or business goal as defined by the artist applicant. Artists will receive technical assistance, a professional network of peers, as well as travel funds to participate in FPF’s individualized professional development workshops. The fellowship also provides a focus on new works to stimulate creativity and a renewal of energy in Native art expression.
· Artist applicants must be in mid career (5+ years) in their experience in marketing their art at Indian art markets, galleries, and have wholesale experience
· Artists will have chosen art as a means to obtain economic self-sufficiency for their family and to establish themselves as independent, credible artists with viable community based businesses,
· Be a member of a Northern Great Plains tribe located in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Western Dakota of Minnesota, Nebraska, the Eastern Plateau region of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, a tribe from the Great Lakes Region of Minnesota, Michigan, or Wisconsin, a tribe belonging to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard states, or an Alaskan tribe. Affiliated Canadian First Nations artist applicants are eligible.
· Must demonstrate a strong vision and articulated plan for implementing effective market strategies over the one-year fellowship period and will effectively use this opportunity to explore New Works and demonstrate marketing initiative effectively.
Grant amount: $5,000