June 11, 2009


June 16

Squeaky Wheel’s four-week International Artist-in-Residence program, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, allows mid-career film and media artists the time, space, and equipment to expand their practice and learn new technologies. Inter-media, performance, and installation artists are also welcome to apply. Residents receive accommodations, travel, and a $1,000 stipend, and have access to the center’s cameras, production and post-production systems, editing software, and found-footage library. As part of the residency, each artist curates an evening screening of films or video and teaches a local media art workshop. To apply, mail the application form, typed response to the application questions, a one-page résumé or artist bio, and one or two clearly labeled work samples; see the downloadable PDF for acceptable submission formats and full details.

June 22

The JT3 Artist Awards, a program of the Jesse Thompkins III Foundation for Young People in the Arts, provides grants to talented, hardworking filmmakers living in Brooklyn who demonstrate real potential for growth. Artists must be between the ages of 18 and 30. At least one $2,000 JT3 Artist Award will be granted, as well as one or more other awards under $2,000. To apply, submit the application form, personal essay, resume, screenplay (short or feature length), short film of no more than 10 minutes written and directed by the applicant, proof of residency, and a list of any additional completed works or works in progress to be considered as part of your body of work (note that these do not need to be limited to screenplays and films).

June 24

The Field’s Artward Bound is a 10-day group artist residency which gives participants the opportunity to make new work, participate in Fieldwork (the Field’s mixed discipline workshops program), and focus on personal career development. This program is open to artists who create original work in dance, music, performance art, text, and theater. To be eligible, applicants must be members of the Field; based in the greater New York City area or be a Field Network administrator, facilitator, or program participant; have worked professionally for a minimum of three years; and have publicly presented at least 60 minutes of original material. The program is free, including lodging, meals, and transportation from New York City. To apply, complete the application with your personal information, work history, and production history, and submit by email by the deadline date. For full details, see the website or download the PDF Application Form.

June 26

NYFA’s statewide Fellowships Program is seeking designs for a poster and postcard to promote next year’s competition. The winner will receive $500 and have his/her design used on NYFA’s Fellowships materials; second- and third-place winners receive $300 and $100 each. Submissions must include two separate layouts, one for the poster (11 x 14 inches) and one for the postcard (4 x 6 inches), as well as the necessary Fellowships text. To apply, send an email by 5 p.m. on the deadline date with your name, address, phone number, and two JPEG attachments of your designs to contest@nyfa.org. Images should have a resolution of 72 dpi with maximum dimensions 700 x 700 pixels and maximum size 2 MB. Members of NYFA’s Staff, Board of Trustees, and Artists’ Advisory Committee are ineligible to apply. For further details, and the full text to include with each design, see here.

June 26

The annual frieze Writer’s Prize is an international award for discovering and promoting new writers in the field of arts criticism. Entrants should be emerging critics, with a maximum of three pieces on art having been published in any national or regional newspaper or magazine (previous online publication, however, is permitted). The winner receives ₤2000 and will be commissioned to write a review for the October issue of frieze magazine. To apply, submit by email one previously unpublished review of a recent contemporary art exhibition, approximately 700 words in length. The judges of this year’s award are critic and art historian James Elkins, novelist and critic Ali Smith, and coeditor of frieze magazine Jennifer Higgie.

July 1

A.I.R. Gallery, a nonprofit gallery space advocating for women in the visual arts since 1972, invites artists working in all media to submit artwork to be considered for its fall 2009 exhibition “Mother/mother.” Curator Jennifer Wrobleski is seeking work (by women and men) made during a pregnancy or within five years of the birth of the artist’s child. Submissions need not be specifically about parenting or childbirth, though the curator is particularly interested in work resulting from changes in artistic processes or new thematic concerns that arise out of pregnancy. Proposals must be postmarked or hand delivered to the gallery on or before July 1, 2009 at 6 p.m., and online submissions must be received on July 1 by 11 p.m.. A downloadable application is available here.

July 3

Obscureterrain is seeking artists, performers, and community members to participate in a multi-rooftop spectacle of performances and events on Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 2-7 p.m. Taking place in Gowanus, Brooklyn, on rooftops along the F train where it emerges from underground at 4th Avenue and descends at Carroll Street, this happening invites participants to harness the subway commute as an opportunity to lift fantasies and potentials out of the mundane, and invent/imagine alternative modalities for transforming the urban landscape. Submit a brief description (no more than 250 words) of the project you would like to contribute, including your name, phone number, and email address to: obscureterrain@dtek.net. You do not have to secure a roof prior to your submission.

July 15

Supporting Women Artists Project (SWAP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is preparing the next generation of women artists for successful and fruitful careers, offers a year-long Residency and Mentor opportunity to women artists. Free studio space is provided in exchange for mentoring and teaching art classes to NYC public school girls at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The weekly commitment is two hours per week, as well as two enrichment programs per semester, which might include a gallery visit or a lecture. (Note that applicants must have prior experience with young people) More information and an application is available here.

July 15

The Experimental Television Center’s Artists in Residency Program of Oswego, NY, provides artists with time and space to create new work which approach media as a contemporary electronic and cinematic form. The self-directed environment also offers personalized instruction, access to the media library, and use of a unique imaging system. Artists have unlimited access to the studio during their stay, and are encouraged to explore the boundaries and intersections within narrative, documentary, and social-issue traditions as well as experimental forms. To apply, send a brief project description, a current bio or résumé, a prioritized set of dates for attending the residency between September 1, 2009 and January 31, 2010, and a sample of completed work. More information and an application are available at on the ETC website.

Ongoing NYFA is launching a new program, an affordable workspace opportunity to NYFA-affiliated artists and organizations. The program provides a desk station and office amenities in NYFA’s air-conditioned DUMBO offices, and is open to past and current NYFA fellows, SOS and BUILD recipients, Immigrant Artist Mentors and Mentees, and currently fiscally sponsored artists and emerging organizations (contract fees up-to-date). Program participants pay a discounted rate of $200 a month, and receive a private workstation in the NYFA space, high-speed wireless Internet access, meeting space available by appointment, free and discounted printing and copying rates, access to NYFA’s in-house library of art resources and publications, and a fully equipped kitchen with hot coffee, tea, and filtered water. Individual phone service is available for an additional fee. NYFA’s offices are located five minutes from the York stop on the F train in Brooklyn’s DUMBO arts district, a 10-minute ride from Manhattan. See here for pictures of the space and full details on program benefits, office hours, and submitting an application.

For thousands more deadlines and ongoing opportunities, visit NYFA Source, the most comprehensive database of programs for artists of all disciplines in the country.

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