Opportunities

Calls for Entries

Contemporary and Experimental Video Art

Third Video Festival Cairo
Deadline: September 15, 2008

The Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) and Medrar for Contemporary Art are sending out an open Call for Submission to the THIRD Video Festival hosted at CiC in 2008. Initiated by the Cairo-based artist initiative Medrar for Contemporary Art in 2005, this festival continues its focus on providing a platform for sharing and discussing newly produced high concept / low budget experimental videos. Based on a call for works by emerging artists, the festival program takes the format of a concise series of video screening on the rooftop of CiC accompanied by talks/discussions with active video-makers and curators to tackle some of key themes and issues presented in the works. With this festival, the organizers seek to trigger a dialogue about the possibilities and limitations of this particular use of the medium of video today. Please click here for further information about the Video Festival and application details.

Applications for the International Prize for Performance

The Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento
Deadline: August 31, 2008 at 12pm (Italian time)

The Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento, in collaboration with Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara of Trento and with the support of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio of Trento and Rovereto announces the fourth edition of the International Prize for Performance. The prize is open to young artists, or groups of artists, of all nationalities who were born after January 1st, 1973. The organization will select 12 (twelve) artists to present their projects during the final evenings on October 10th and 11th, 2008 at the Teatro Sociale of Trento. The first prize is fixed at 5,000 euros. There will also be minor prizes awarded. For further information, please click here.

Calls for Artists

Keyholder Residency Program

The Lower East Side Printshop
Deadline: September 2, 2008

The Lower East Side Printshop, New York, offers free year-long studio residencies for emerging artists. Residencies begin October 1, 2008. The Keyholder Residency provides artists with 24-hour access to a large shared studio with professional printmaking facilities in order to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Keyholders work independently, in a productive atmosphere alongside other contemporary artists. They are not required to have any printmaking experience; basic instruction in printmaking is available for new Keyholders at no cost. Participation is limited and competitive. Artists without a studio space are encouraged to apply. For details and application guidelines visit the website at http://www.printshop.org.

Grants

Grants for Arts Writers

Creative Capital and Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program
Deadline: September 22, 2008

The Arts Writers Grant Program recognizes and supports individual writers working on contemporary visual art through project-based grants ranging from $3,000-$50,000. Writers who meet the program's eligibility requirements are invited to apply for grants in the following categories: articles, short-form writing, and blogs/new and alternative media. (Please note that the program also funds book projects; however, the deadline for applications to this category has already passed.) For guidelines and eligibility requirements, please visit www.artswriters.org.

Workshops

Real Community is Real Art: A Texas Workshop on The Arts and Urban Development

Art in Public Places
September 19 & 20, 2008

Join an open conversation with local and national colleagues who are working to celebrate neighborhood cultures, build community solidarity, and create quality housing accessible to all. Take away new tools, ideas and contacts to help you with your own efforts to shape the future of Austin. Highlights and Participants include: Project Row House, Third Ward, Houston; Rural Studio, Auburn University (AL); Music and BBQ at Kenny Dorham's Backyard (East Austin);
Panel Discussion and Workshop at the Mexican- American Cultural Center (Austin). Cost: $50: Saturday Panels and Workshop; $15 Saturday Student and Senior rate; $10: Friday Film Screenings/ "The Blue of It All" party. Scholarships for community members are available for the Saturday Workshop.

For more information, contact TWTXRealArtWorkshop@gmail.com.

Employment Opportunities

Curatorial Assistant

McNay Art Museum
Open until filled

The curatorial assistant will report to the Chief Curator/Curator of Art after 1945. Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Art, Art History or related fields. Please direct all inquires, via email, to rene.barilleaux@mcnayart.org.

School Programs Coordinator

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Open until filled

A part of the education department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the School Programs Division is the liaison between the museum and elementary through high public and private schools, and state and local teacher and education organizations. The School Programs Coordinator works closely with other members of the Education Department to provide engaging programming and curriculum resources for K-12 teachers and students, while developing school partnerships and other initiatives that position the museum as a center for teaching and learning.

Curator of Exhibitions and Collections

Art Museum of Southeast Texas
Open until filled

The curator of exhibitions and collections for the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) is responsible for the research and development of exhibitions, interpretive programs for exhibitions, and the care of collections of fine and folk art from 19th-21st centuries. The curator researches, develops and travels exhibits in house from the permanent collection and from collections on loan, develops the long range schedule of exhibitions with the executive director, installs exhibitions, sets the agenda and attends acquisition committee meetings, provides information to the public relations and education departments, research materials for upcoming exhibitions, writes catalogue essays and exhibition text panels and program grants. The curator is also instrumental in the design of exhibition publications such as catalogues and gallery guides.

A Master’s degree in art history or a Master of Fine Arts with a strong art history background, a basic knowledge of museum operations, experience packing and caring for works of art, excellent writing skills, time management skills and public speaking skills are required. To apply, send cover letter, resume and three professional references to Lynn P. Castle, Executive Director, P.O. Box 3703, Beaumont, Texas 77704-3703.

Graphic Design/Web Manager

Austin Museum of Art
Open until filled

The Graphic Design/Web Manager will design and produce printed and electronic collateral to support exhibitions, programs and events at AMOA’s Downtown and Laguna Gloria locations. The Graphic Design/Manager will report directly to the Director of Marketing & Public Relations, but will work on a daily basis with every other Museum Department. Click here for complete job description and application information.

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