Art Fairs: Comprehensive International Calendar

Art Vista helps you keep track of all the art fairs going on out there by providing a comprehensive international calendar that also lists the number of exhibitors and number of people who attend each fair. There are search options that allow you to find art fairs that specialize in photography or works on paper, ancient art, contemporary art, and other categories.

The Juried Services site, for smaller art fairs in the USA, allows you to register, create a profile portfolio and apply to select events all on one site.

Français : Visuel de Chic Art Fair 2010

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International Art Incubator Foundation invites artists to apply to participate in YAI’s London + Berlin Art Festivals 2012

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Young Artists Incubator is part of INTERNATIONAL ART INCUBATOR FOUNDATION a non-profit organization based in London UK.
International Art Incubator Foundation through the project YAI is organizing the LONDON & BERLIN ART FESTIVAL 2012

These festivals will take place in September 2012. The FREE application is online. Sign up and fill out the form here:

Notice: festivals are dedicated to artist up to 35. If you are older you can sign-up anyway to receive further information about future initiatives and events.

The final deadline is April 30 – 2012.

YAI needs many applications to find strong sponsors and to make the best selections from each category.

YAI will select 40 artists as follows: 10 from Visual Art; 10 from Music; 5 from Dance; 5 from Theatre; 5 from Literature; 5 from Culinary.


There is a planned refund for travel and lodging expenses for all selected artists. The amount of the refund will be published when they reach 15,000 applications and consequentially sponsors will decide the entire budget. There will be printed a rich catalog of the event with attached DVD and a CD. The catalog will be distributed free to the involved industry professionals and on sale in the bookshops.

SHARE this opportunity: more applications = more sponsors = more benefits


1. This application is FREE.

2. All young people between 16 and 35 ages can participate.

3. The application is open to all types of artwork and all techniques are allowed. This includes videos, performances, dance, prose and poetry, installations, theatre projects, culinary recipes, music.

4. The artists can add up to 5 pictures of their work or video stills, up to 3 links of videos or mp3, text documents, and a link to their web-site and, as well, a general statement of their research.

5. The artists can time to time update their submissions.

6. These will be visible as changed starting on the next selection process.

7. The artist’s data will not be visible online, but  the organization’s staff, professional curators, publishers, talent scouts, record companies, galleries and institutions will have access to the information.

The selection will be made from international board of 20 experts when YAI reaches 20,000 applications.

Check the counter on the website.

The selection for YAI’s London & Berlin Art Festivals 2012 will be done by a jury.

Jury (provisional draft):

– Uta Grosenick (Taschen and Distanz art editor)
– Agnes Kohlmayer (curator)
– Carlo Massarini (critic, journalist TV)
– Markus Miessen (critic consultant, writer)
– Jennifer Rubell (artist, writer)
– Vanessa Satten (XXL Magazine editor)
– Rob Sharp (arts correspondent The Independent UK)
– Nicola Trezzi (Flash Art International NY editor)
– Angela Vettese (IAUV Venice)

2nd VIP ART FAIR –Online Only Art Fair February 3-8th

Dear Marie:

VIP Art Fair is pleased to present you with an Elite Access Pass to VIP 2.0, the second edition of the online-only VIP Art Fair.

As a part our exciting network of galleries, institutions, curators, collectors and advisors, we value your participation in our upcoming fair. We hope you will enjoy the redesigned VIP 2.0 site, which includes new layouts, communication tools, and enhanced viewing options.

The image below is your digital VIP Elite Access Pass. This link is your access to the newest way of connecting with the art world.

Since my invitation says that I may *Share your Elite Access Pass with your clients.* I am offering a link to anyone I know–just leave a comment.
Last year, at the first VIP online art fair I had difficulty accessing the galleries due to an unexpected  (unexpected on the part of the organizers, viewers, and galleries at the fair!) flood of simultaneous attempts to log in to the fair the right at the moment it opened. Now after full year for the fair organizers to address that problem, I am eager to view art at the fair this year and expect to access the galleries easily.

Art For Change Call For Artist Proposals

 Jessica, at Art For Change, asked me to post this call to artists:


Art for Change (AfC) is seeking proposals for artworks for its 4th annual Hacia Afuera Public Arts Festival, August 13–August 14, 2011 in East Harlem’s outdoor spaces! AfC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides a forum for creating innovative art and media programs that inspire people to take an active role in social justice. By merging art and community, AfC provides a space to explore social issues and celebrate the richness of cultural diversity.
Hacia Afuera, “to go outside”, takes place in Spanish Harlem’s streets and public community spaces, encouraging active participation while building community. It showcases outdoor art exhibitions throughout the playgrounds and gardens of East Harlem (El Barrio), infused with musical rhythms, spoken words, storytelling, film screenings, and live theater performances by local artists. Artists come together to create original works of art, network, connect with the public, and have their work shown at a highly visible and well-attended community event.
This year’s theme, Fruits of Our Labor reflects an optimistic perspective about the potential we possess collectively in our communities. While issues of labor rights, labor conditions, and employment opportunities cause distress during this time of economic struggle, Fruits of Our Labor utilizes visual, musical, and performing arts to engage the people of East Harlem into activities that will highlight the creative resources right in their area. The theme also incorporates ideas of sustainability, by way of repurposing, reusing, and recycling objects and materials that may have been discarded. By shedding a new perspective on old items, a renewed sense of clarity can emerge providing new possibilities for social progress and self-sufficiency that everyday people may achieve. Fruits of Our Labor is an opportunity for East Harlem to celebrate its wealth found in the diversity of culture, lifestyle, and expression by bringing people together, united through participation in a variety of artistic actions. Additionally, empowering information may be shared on the topics of labor and sustainability that may further enhance the lives of all who participate in Hacia Afuera Public Arts Festival.
Interested artists (collectives and teams are welcome) should submit proposals for artworks that fit into the political and social context of the neighborhood, with a special emphasis on the Fruits of Our Labor theme described above. Interactive, participatory, and artworks created on-site are highly encouraged. Sustainable materials, such as found objects, rescued wood, and recycled or re-used objects are encouraged whenever possible. Artworks may include, but are not limited to, painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture, performance art, interactive art, design, architecture, and site-specific installation (please note we have limited electrical outlets available). Proposals must include an Artist Statement describing in detail the proposed artwork and its relevance to the exhibition theme, as well as set-up detail and the ideal location where the piece will be situated. Artists are encouraged to visit East Harlem in person or online prior to submitting their proposals as well as further research exhibition themes to inspire poignant ideas.Proposals must be received via email by midnight on Wednesday, June 8, to be eligible for consideration. Artists will be notified by June 20, 2011, if their proposal is accepted, and a $100 honorarium will be awarded to each artist or collective selected for the exhibition.PLEASE INCLUDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR PROPOSAL:
Artist Info: Name, Address, Phone, Email Address, Website Address
Proposed Artwork Info: Title, Date, Material, Size (Height x Width x Depth)
Artist Bio (brief paragraph)
Artist Statement (brief paragraph)
2-5 images of work examples: 300 dpi or lower, no larger than 2MB each
Time needed for set-up and breakdownEMAIL PROPOSALS WITH “FRUITS OF OUR LABOR” AS SUBJECT HEADING TO: you have any questions, please contact Junior Target at: 610-568-8160.

Art for Change is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides a forum for creating innovative art and media programs that inspire people to take an active role in social justice.

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