Photographic Artists Collective: Open Call to Photographers to Join Project

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Noise electronic magazine and collective has an open call for photographers interested in taking part in a collective project.

Noise is accepting up to 3 new members for 2015.

Applicants must be:
– an active photographer (professional or amateur), producing work to share
– willing to be part of a no-profit collective
– Photographers with a sense of commitment
– Be an enthusiastic artist committed to sending a selection of your work (mini-projects or a set of single shots) 4 times per year for Noise electronic magazine
– Participate in private group
– Participate in social media promotion such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
– Agree to be administrator with the other members of the Noise official page on Facebook
Noise offers:
– Absolute creative freedom
– no restrictions or imposition on publishing your visual proposal
– Full control and freedom when you want to post on the collective facebook page
– Being part of a real collective where decisions are taken all together
– Being part of a collective project-focused, producing something real

If interested please send your submission (a presentation letter explaining the reasons why you want to join Noise and links to your online portfolio to review your work). Please don’t send attached files or images. Send to:


E-list of International Photography Representatives and Photographer Agents, Gallerists +More 

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Converse-Dazed Emerging Artists Award 2013

Fad site announced that for the fourth year in a row, Converse and Dazed are offering a prize of £5000 to one UK artist and £1000 to the selected runners-up in their Emerging Artist Award, as well as an opportunity to be part of the award exhibition. Read the entire article–

Art Licks Call for Applications

Call for Applications

The Art Licks Weekend [4-6 October] will be a three-day festival, during which young galleries, not-for-profit projects, artist-run spaces and independent curatorial projects will be open to the public. These spaces will programme and commission special events and exhibitions of work by emerging artists, specifically for the Art Licks Weekend.

Art Licks will coordinate and promote the festival, enabling a more diverse range of audiences and greater recognition for the work of these initiatives and individuals.

The Art Licks Weekend will be led by artistic talent and innovative ideas; celebrating the creative energy of the young London art scene.

If you are running such a gallery or project, and would like to be involved in the Art Licks Weekend, then they would love hear from you.

Download the guidelines and application form.

Deadline for applications: 31 May, 5pm.

Please email your application to: proposals[at]artlicks[dot]com

Accepted applicants can also choose to be selected for Artquest’s Workweek Prize.

Soo Visual Arts Center’s Call For Submissions for the 2014 Exhibition Season

Soo Visual Arts Center, founded in 2001, is a non-profit 501 (c)3 arts organization

Soo Visual Arts Center, founded in 2001, is a non-profit 501 (c)3 arts organization

Soo Visual Arts Center’s Call For Submissions for the 2014 Exhibition Season.
SooVAC Curatorial Panel: Andrea Carlson, Tamatha Perlman, Bruce Tapola and Megan Vossler.

Deadline Friday March 29, 2013 by Midnight.

Attach the following to your email submission and send to before or on March 29th by midnight:
___Application Form (.doc or .rtf) Download form via link below.
___10 IMAGES OF YOUR ARTWORK(JPEG format (.jpg) and should be no larger than 72dpi and 11” in the longest direction).
___RESUME no more than 1 page (.doc or .rtf format).
___IMAGE LIST 1 page (.doc or .rtf format).
___ARTIST STATEMENT 1 page (.doc or .rtf format)



1. Notification will be done by email or phone so please make sure to include both on your application.

2. Soo Visual Arts Center does not provide insurance for the artwork. Artists that wish to insure their work must provide their own. They do provide loving care for your work.

3. Artists are responsible for all shipping and/or delivery charges to and from the gallery.

Soo Visual Arts Center
2638 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
United States of America

2 Calls for Sustainable Art


WEST Summit/Showcase Call for Art

Deadline Extended: Tuesday, February 12, 2013,  5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) is seeking artwork for our annual WEST (Water Energy Smart Technology) Summit and Showcase, which is an initiative to solicit, review, publicize and showcase solutions that can be executed to have a real impact at a global level. With a projected attendance of up to 600 participants, SSV is asking artists to submit digital images of their artwork that visually demonstrate the principle or act of sustainability, and help inspire change during this pivotal time. Submitted artworks will be reviewed for relevance to the topic prior to acceptance. Accepted works will be displayed either digitally or in-print format at the Summit. All accepted artworks may also be used for other marketing initiatives, including the on-going SSV sustainability awareness campaign.

No entry fee.

Artists of all levels are eligible to apply. Students are encouraged.

Questions? Contact Patricia Walsh at

How to Apply:   To view the Complete Call for Art and How To Apply go to:

Apply Via Email:


Call for Proposals: 2013 I-Park Environmental Art Program

The I-Park Foundation (East Haddam, CT/USA) announced its fourth international, multi-disciplinary Environmental Art Biennale to be held on September 21, 2013. The event will be preceded by an onsite residency. I-Park is seeking original, site-responsive projects from the following fields: visual arts, music/sound sculpture, performance, moving image/photography, architecture, landscape/garden design, language arts and inter-disciplinary practice. Successful applicants will be awarded an artists’ fee of $2,000 as well as limited transportation reimbursement. For full details:

Compensation:   $2000

How to Apply:   Follow link to SlideRoom application:

Apply Via Email:

Magenta Publishing for the Arts –Submissions etc


Magenta Foundation publishing for the arts has several opportunities for artists, including a call for submissions for photographic art.

Artist Marketing Resources provides numerous other artist resources here.


Artist Clare Haxby Gains Visibility Via Melbourne Cup Horse Racing and Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser

Artist Clare Haxby created, displayed and distributed her printed promotional materials at this years annual Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon. Her contribution towards the day’s events helped raise over $16,500 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Artist Clare Haxby business cards and printed promotional materials

Clare Haxby at the Charity Fundraiser Event

Painting by Clare Haxby on display at event.

One of several paintings by Clare Haxby on display at fundraising event.

Current Disaster Recovery Information and Emergency Grants for Artists

New York Foundation for the Arts Source is the United States most extensive database of opportunities and resources for individual artists and arts professionals working in all disciplines including dance, folk and traditional arts, film and video, performance, visual, music, creative writing and translation, and theater. Featuring over 10,000 listings of residencies, grants, competitions, workspaces, business and legal resources and other pertinent information (with more being added everyday), Source is a powerful tool for any artist. Additionally, Source features important listings of emergency grants, disaster recovery resources and other information that addresses the needs of artists outside of their practice.

HEREart Applications For Exhibition Open To Emerging and Early Career Artists (Deadline Oct 1st)

HEREart provides emerging and early career visual artists and curators the chance to exhibit work in an active, well-located multi-arts center. HEREart features 6-9 exhibitions each year that creatively work with their unique spaces, and engage audiences with artwork specially curated to function within a busy environment. This focus on interactive space naturally leads HEREart to function as the center of their community of artists. HEREart is currently accepting submissions for HEREart’s 2012 exhibitions. Submissions deadline is Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 12 noon. For more info, please CLICK HERE.


Submission For 2013 Art Buzz Hardcover Book Are Now Being Accepted


I have never viewed a print copy of this publication. When I visited the site via the link below and clicked on the PayPal button the invoice came up $35.00.  Just checking–I easily canceled.

If any artist reading that has had experience with this publication please leave a comment. I would love to hear about it and I am sure others would too.

Art Buzz, The 2013 Collection is now accepting entries for inclusion into their visual arts showcase publication Art Buzz, the book, a full color, large format, hardcover fine art “coffee table” publication that is scheduled for release in late January 2013, “with a vigorous distribution and marketing plan“.  According to Art Buzz, they send an ART BUZZ COLLECTION volume to art dealers in New York (inc. NYC), California (inc. LA & San Francisco) – Sarasota, Naples & Miami, Florida – Atlanta, Georgia area, Santa Fe, New Mexico – New Orleans, Louisiana – Washington DC – Pennsylvania – The Netherlands – United Kingdom (inc. London) – Paris, France.

I don’t know if they provide the list of art dealers they distribute to, upon request.

Their call for submissions states: The pages of Art Buzz, the 2013 Collection, are open to all high quality, emerging and mid-career visual artists including artists that have yet to venture out for public scrutiny.  Visual artists worldwide working in any visual art media (must be 18 or older) mu submit. According to Art Buzz, founder, artist Tony Blue, the Art Buzz selection process is fair, unbiased and based solely on each individual artist’s submitted work.

The deadline for entries is September 30, 2012 (entries in by 6/15/12 discounted).

Art Buzz, 27 Sophie Avenue, Dunedin, Florida, 34698, United States


PLUG Projects announces a call for art writing for a new print publication called 8 1/2 x 11

Plug Projects announces a call for art writing for a new print publication called 8 1/2 x 11, a publication inviting participation from its audience.  Potential contributors are asked to author a one page submission that will be edited, compiled, and distributed by Plug as a quarterly “snapshot” of the art related thoughts and events in the Kansas City area.

Submit your raw text in a word file (no word limit, but must feasibly fit on one side of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper) and one related high res (300 dpi) photo to  Please put “8×11” in the subject line.

-Write in your voice! Keep your submissions authentic to you. Looking for a diversity of content and approaches.
-Have something to say, but haven’t written before? Give it a shot.

-critical writing (about exhibitions, public works, events)
-someone else’s work or art practice (interviews, studio visits, bios)
-essays or opinions about anything related to the arts or art community
-abstract responses to work on exhibition in a visual or written form
-art related news, ‘throwback” reference to historical events in context of the present
-relating personal experience (residencies, special projects, etc)
-pitch a series (indicate how you would create a series of writings that would relate over the quarterly release of our publication

There will be an opportunity to bring your writing-in-progress to Plug to peer-edit and workshop your contributions. Interested writers should bring their pieces to Plug at 6:30 on August 27th.

Deadline: September 1 contributions should be received by midnight. 

PLUG PROJECTS is a curatorial collaboration by five Kansas City artists who share the mission of bringing fresh perspectives and conversation to the local art community. Our goal is to energize artists and the public at large by exhibiting challenging new work, initiating critical dialogue, and expanding connections of artists in Kansas City as part of a wider, national network of artists.  Please visit our website to learn more about exhibitions, opportunities, and programming. 

Support for this Project is provided by the Rocket Grants program, administered by the Charlotte Street Foundation and the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art. Funding was provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

e-flux applies to develop the new .art internet domain

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Plaque on the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) head office, Del Rey, California, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday, e-flux sent out this announcement:Dear Colleagues,We are writing to inform you about a new development that will have a serious impact for art practitioners, institutions of art, and art publics world-wide.

The structure of the internet is about to shift in such a way that most information pertaining to food will be found in a .food domain, while most information on cars will likely be found in a .car domain, and so forth. While at the moment this may appear to be a small technical modification, it may have very significant consequences in the long run. For many people, the internet has already become a major educational tool. And while the internet is the first place we look to when we seek to learn something, it also has a capacity that goes beyond this: as millions of people around the world use the internet to find answers to questions about art, the results they get will, over time, shape their conception of art.

The authority that controls the internet by managing the database of addresses of every website and webpage (ICANN), has accepted applications and announced the list of companies who have applied to open and manage new top-level domain names—what comes after the dot in the web address: .com, .org, .uk and so forth. The application process is now closed; nearly 2000 applications were submitted and more than 500 new internet domains will be approved within a year, ranging from .baby to .berlin and .art.

A full list of new domains that will come into existence in a few months can be viewed here.

It is incredibly important for all of us that the Art domain on the internet be developed by a knowledgeable and responsible party, and in a focused and accessible way. e-flux has applied for the rights to develop and administer the .art domain, with the hopes of maintaining and distributing such a domain in a way that emphasizes the quality, content, and educational and ethical values of the art community—something we have been able to achieve with the e-flux announcement service for over a decade. Should we get the rights to develop the Art domain, an advisory board of artists, art historians, and curators will be formed to oversee the policies of this important resource. We have also pledged to return a significant part of the income produced by this service back to the art community, in the form of grants and funding for art institutions and projects in places where art funding is insufficient or entirely lacking.

Beginning in 1999 as an informal mailing list, e-flux is an artist-run organization that has grown tremendously over the past ten years, largely due to your involvement. In 2008 we were able to start a free monthly journal whose readership now extends to many parts of the world. We have published books and realized many projects, exhibitions, lectures, and seminars, all of which were made available to audiences internationally. Most importantly, we have been able to develop and maintain a truly independent resource for information on contemporary art that is trusted, highly regarded, and accessible to readers for free. We envision the Art domain as an important resource for art professionals, educators, institutions, and especially the public at large.

e-flux is the only applicant from the art community and we feel that it’s extremely important that the Art domain be managed from within our community. The process of evaluating our application has started and we are up against corporate investors and commercial interests, some of whom have many millions to spend, and who have secured high power law firms, etc.

For those of you who would like to learn more about e-flux’s plans and commitment to the art community as it regards to .ART TLD, please review our application at here.

We need your support to keep the domain of Art in the community of people who make, study, present, and love art. ICANN is now accepting public comments, which can be made via this link. The comments will be considered by independent evaluators and will make a difference, and your endorsement would be deeply appreciated.


A draft endorsement comment could look like this:


Our organization/individual practitioner, (insert name), is an active member of the art community since (insert date / year). Our activities consist of (briefly describe your organization or your professional activity), as can be seen on our website (insert URL).

We fully support and endorse e-flux’s application for the .ART TLD, and share their forward-looking vision for this innovative name space.

(insert name of representative)
(insert name of individual/ company / organization)

311 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002, USA

Just A Minute Festival (No Entry Fee)

Just A Minute Festival

The Just A Minute Festival is an online viewers choice event and it is accepting entries until Oct 1, 2012. Productions can be of any style, media or genre but no more than 1 minute in total running time. There is no entry fee. Upload productions to our site before October 1, 2012. On Oct 5th, the polls will open and the films will be streamed through the You are invited to come back and view and vote as often as you’d like. During the voting period, we will choose one of you registered voters at random and send them $20 to say thanks for voting. The polls close on Dec 1st. Although there are a number geographically specific sponsored prizes, anyone from anywhere can win the top prize package which includes $500, just by getting the most votes.

This program is supported in part by grants from the Winchester Cultural Council, the Arlington Cultural Council, the Medford Arts Council, Beverly Cultural Council and the Billerica Arts Council, local agencies, which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Deadline: Mon Oct 1st, 2012

Winchester, Massachusetts 01890 01890-1113
United States of America

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)

Some February Calls for Artists to Submit + Grants


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Beers.Lambert Contemporary art gallery in Canada has an open call for artists to submit by March 5th.

Alternative Processes International Call for Entries at the Center for Fine Art Photography has a deadline of February 15th.

Creative Capital is the only US arts organization that has an open application process for artists to apply for a grant. Now is the time to submit your 2012  artist grant application.

The Sarjah Art Foundation, based in the Middle East, has an open call for artist submissions from artists seeking funding for new work up to $200,000 USD. On their site you will see *Open Call* at upper right.

New Calls For Artists

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Your art on wine bottle labels? A California winery is accepting submissions from artists to enter an art label contest. Hurry, the deadline is February 5th!

Sonik — an arts organization for sound art, new media, performance and video has a new call for artworks in all styles.

CaFE™ Call For Entry has made changes to their site that makes it easier for artists to upload images. Artists are no longer required to mask images to fit a square format as before. If you are not familiar with the site, they often list public art project calls for submissions.

Thinking of selling your art at a summer art fair? Now is the time to apply online to many 2012 spring and summer shows. It’s so easy to apply to more than one on the Juried Art Services site.

Submit your art to Turning Art–the NetFlix of art prints for the home.

CultureHall is accepting applications from artists until February 12th. CultureHall is a curated online resource visited by curators, gallerists and collectors. Accepted artists are able to list their portfolio free. The application for acceptance requires $35USD.

A Variety of Opportunities for Artists

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The Research Center for Arts and Culture has a special project called Art Cart to organize and document the work of professional artists aged 62+. Artists receive honoraria for public forums.

The arts organization Terminal  will award four – $500 stipends to assist in the creation of new internet based art works.

Are you familiar with Artonomy? The Artonomy site offers free resources such as a list of several places to sell your art online. They also accept submissions for an artist feature.

Artist Residency in New York accepts international artists and provide all residency artists with financial support. Here is the link:

How Audio Description Gives Blind *Viewers* Access to Movies, Live Dance and Museum Exhibitions, by Marie Kazalia

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How do the 25 million Americans who are blind or have low vision “see” a live dance performance, or experience a museum exhibition, or a movie?

According to Joel Snyder, in his recent Webinar, Audio Description, or AD, makes the arts accessible to audience members who are blind or have low vision. Snyder described AD as “a literary art form, a type of poetry–a haiku. Using as few words as possible, describers offer a verbal version of the visual–the visual is made verbal, and aural, and oral.”

For television or movies, an audio describer views and writes descriptions of the action and visuals, timed to be heard by the blind viewer between the lines of dialog and sound effects. The written descriptions are then recorded by voice over talent on an auxiliary sound track.

“For live performances, audience members who are blind or have limited vision use headset receivers to listen to a live describer reading program notes and describing sets and costumes before the show, then relaying the action (during pauses between dialogue) throughout the performance,” Snyder wrote in his article, AD-Listening to Movement, Joel Snyder, The International Journal of the Arts in Society.

Snyder began working with Audio Description 30 years ago, providing AD for performing arts groups, schools, museums, libraries.

“I often work with arts access for people with various difficulties,” Snyder stated, further explaining that his principal area of expertise is Audio Description. “Over 30 states and about 30 countries now have Audio Description,” according to Snyder, who calls for more audio options on DVDs for movies.

In his webinar presentation, Snyder spoke of how the motto of an Audio Describer is: “what you see is what you say”. In that the importance of vivid descriptions for allows listeners to form mental images and create their own meaning from the specific words used. AD should avoid interpretation. Rather than just telling what someone is doing in a movie, for instance, the AD track should describe how they are doing it. For instance, in many movies a film character may walk, yet the word walk does not convey the same information as the image of the person walking. So the describer must analyze expressive qualities, attitudes and movements of the character walking in the film.

For AD narration of a live dance piece, much is “unsaid in order to focus on communicating mood, theme and choreographic structure, while leaving aural space for the impact of the musical score,”  Snyder wrote.

Article first published as How Audio Description Gives Blind “Viewers” Access to Movies, Live Dance and Museum Exhibitions on Technorati.

Call to Artists: 3 Large Spaces for International Exhibition

Call for applications to participate at the international exhibition NordArt 2012

Deadline for applications 31.01.2012
PDF download of application form

Kunstwerk Carlshütte, a non-profit initiative, organizes the annual NordArt  international exhibition of visual arts from June to the beginning of October. The art exhibited at NordArt  is selected by a jury and features all visual art media. The exhibition in summer 2011 displayed the work of 250 artists from 55 countries, selected from 1200 applications from 72 countries. Curator of NordArt: Wolfgang Gramm.

Exhibition area:
The old foundry building in the Carlshütte (22,000 sqm), ACO Wagenremise (400 sqm), a 80,000 square metre sculpture park, as well as public spaces in the town.
To view the exhibtion site visit the virtual tour

Call For Submissions– Art on Gentrification

I’ve found yet another interesting theme exhibition. This one is on gentrification.  Lots of questions, thoughts, and opinions come up with artists regarding gentrification. Artists are important agents in the initiation of gentrification in run-down neighborhoods. Artists bring in cultural capital that leads to economic capital.

A SITE SPECIFIC SHOW ON GENTRIFICATION at the Beacon Arts Building. Go to their website to see pics of their massive exhibition space:

Submissions and proposals should be sent to by July 25, 2012. 

P.S. They are even accepting articles for publication for this project. I would like to connect with artists to collaborate on an article (–email Marie Kazalia at: