The Rencontres Internationales, which will take place in Paris from November 25 to December 4, is calling for entries from artists and organizations working in film, video, and multimedia. The event aims to reflect the convergences of artistic practices between new cinema and contemporary art, and explore emerging media art practices and their critical purposes. Projects selected will be on view during the similar programs that will take place in Madrid in April 2011 and in Berlin in July 2011. Artists and filmmakers of all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.
Cinereach’s Reach Film Fellowship is a specialized program for early-career filmmakers who create artful, socially relevant short films of five to 15 minutes long. Four filmmakers are selected every year to receive a $5,000 grant, production support, seven months of mentorship, career advising, and industry exposure as they progress through the production and postproduction processes and prepare for festival submission and distribution. Applicants must have completed at least one short film and live in or near New York City during the course of the Fellowship cycle. More information and application forms can be found by clicking the title above.
The Experimental Television Center is now accepting applications for residencies between September 2010 and January 2011. The Residency supports contemporary electronic media art projects by offering recipients a studio workshop with access to an image processing system, intensive individualized instruction, and time for exploration and creative growth. Artists have an opportunity to study the processes and techniques of analog and digital imaging and then use the system independently to create new work. Participating artists have complete aesthetic and technical control over all aspects of production. To find out more about the Center’s equipment and to see application guidelines, click title.
The Times Square Alliance seeks letters of interest from arts organizations and artists across disciplines to present contemporary art projects and art events in public spaces in and around Times Square. In a one-page letter, applicants can propose a single project or series for anytime from September 2010 to December 2012. Artists and arts organizations are encouraged to propose projects that address the nature and history of Times Square. Projects should be able to have an impact in a space defined by dynamic activity and continuous, competing visual stimuli. Proposal letters should not exceed 500 words and applications should include organization history or artist résumé plus five images of relevant past work. Applicants with accepted proposals will be invited to enter a dialogue with the Times Square Alliance. For submission guidelines, click title above.
The Bard Fiction Prize is awarded to an emerging writer who is an American citizen, 39-years-old or younger at the time of application. In addition to a $30,000 monetary award, the winner receives an appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College for one semester, without the expectation that he or she teach traditional courses. The recipient is asked to give at least one public lecture and meet informally with students. To apply, candidates should write a cover letter explaining the project they plan to work on while at Bard and submit a CV, along with three copies of the published book they feel best represents their work. No manuscripts will be accepted. For more information, click on above title.
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is now accepting applications for its Swing Space residency program which provides studio space at LMCC’s Arts Center on Governors Island, and rehearsal space at The Vaults at 14 Wall Street. Studio space residencies will take place in five-month sessions between March and December 2011. Rehearsal space residencies will last six months, occurring November 1, 2010 to October 31, 2011. An information session will take place July 8 at The Vaults at 14 Wall Street. LMCC staff will review the application guidelines and project categories, and answer questions about the selection and placement process. For more information on the application process or the information sessions, click on title above.