Artists Apply Now to Bemis Residency. Artists Receive Stipend + Support.

The Bemis Center is accepting applications for 3 month residencies featuring $750 monthly stipends, staff support, generously sized live/work studios and 24 hour access to facilities.
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, recently ranked as “[one of the] Top 10 Residency Programs Around the Globe” by Artinfo, makes every effort to support artists in their practice by making the art-making process the highest priority amid an atmosphere and environment ideal for creative growth and experimentation. Artists from around the world come to the Bemis Center to receive time, space and support for their work.
TIME 3 months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time.
SPACE The Bemis Center is housed in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet. Each artist is provided with a generously sized live/work studio with a private bathroom and 24 hour access to facilities including a wood shop, installation spaces, and 10,000 square foot sculpture facility.
SUPPORT Resident artists receive a $750 monthly stipend and an unparalleled level of assistance from expert staff.
Applications are due September 30th.

Noise Intercepted: Call For Collaborators – Deadline March 7th Today!

Call for Artists across North America

(Deadline to Register: March 7th)

Noise Intercepted is a series of 10 experience-activated noise challenges that prompt participants to listen, observe and interact with their urban soundscape in new and unlikely ways.

Over the course of 4 months (March – June, 2013) you’ll be sent 10 noise challenges/ creative prompts via text message and email. You’ll have exactly 1-week to respond to each of these challenges and document your findings in a creative way on the Noise Project website. You can choose to interpret each challenge however you see fit, in relation to your own personal art practice, or in relation to your own personal interests.

Some examples of noise challenges :

● Spend at least one hour observing the ebbs and flows of rush-hour traffic in your city or town from close (but safe) proximity. Document your experience. Share your discoveries visually.

● Record a familiar sound in your city and remix into something unfamiliar.

● Pick one song on your mp3 player and play it on repeat. Today, you can only listen to this one song alone. Listen to it on your way to work, or on your way to school. Listen to it on your lunch break. Take a long walk and listen to it again, and again, over and over. Document your experience. Share your findings.

**Noise Intercepted is an evolution of a Labspace Studio project produced back in 2011 called Moments Intercepted, in which 112 participants across North America were sent 10 creative challenges in a 1-month blast.

Interested in participating in Noise Intercepted? Visit for more details and info on how to register.

Deadline to register is March 7, 2013.

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*Noise Intercepted is part of the Noise Project, a curatorial initiative produced by Labspace Studio. 

About The Noise Project:
The Noise Project brings together a loose network of artists, producers, designers, urban thinkers, young students, and the public, to examine the concept of “noise” from a citizen’s perspective.

Through critical dialogue, experiential learning, and collaborative approaches to research, art making, and self-discovery, the Noise Project aims to uncover the invisible threads that connect us to our urban soundscape.

About Labspace Studio:
Labspace Studio is a hybrid,Toronto-based art house and creative agency. Through our Art House we develop interdisciplinary art projects, curate large-scale exhibitions, experiment with new ideas & methods of collaboration, and bring people together to mind-meld, collaborate, and showcase new work to the world.

Singapore: Elephant Parade art exhibit and auction

painted elephant by Sona Mizraei

On 11/11/11, a herd of over 100 brightly painted life-size elephants will swarm the streets of Singapore for two months in a colorful outdoor art exhibition called the Elephant parade. The purpose is more than decorative. Famous and emerging artists contribute hand-painted elephant statues to bring public awareness to the need for conservation of Asian elephants. In the past 100 years the Asian elephant population has decreased by 90% with fewer than 35,000 remaining in all of Asia. In Thailand there are just 4,000 elephants left, of which only 1,500 live in the wild. The Asian elephant could become extinct in a couple of decades. The Asian Elephant Foundation was founded in 2006 and gives the Elephant Parade to raise money to conserve the Asian elephant.  The first Elephant Parade was in Rotterdam in 2007, which raised nearly 250,000 Euros. Each year auction prices for the painted elephants rises. In 2008, Antwerp had Elephant Parade, in 2009 Amsterdam and Emmen had an Elephant Parade, and in 2010 London, where the top painted elephant piece sold for 155,000 pounds. This year Elephant Parade Milan, Singapore and Copenhagen. At the end of each Elephant Parade the elephants are auctioned off by a famous world class auction house, such as Sotheby’s or Christie’s. Part of all proceeds of Elephant Parade are donated to The Asian Elephant Foundation. It is Elephant Parade’s mission to become the world’s largest financial support organization for the Asian elephant, which is threatened with extinction. Hand painted elephant miniatures, books, posters and postcards are available in shops and in an online store ( By supporting Elephant Parade Singapore you play a part in saving Asian elephants.