Call for Entries
Deadline: May 15, 2009
Art League Houston is accepting exhibition proposals for its 2010-2011 season. From these submissions, Art League Houston will select four to six major exhibitions for the main gallery and the adjacent project space. Priority will be given to proposals that include the creation of new work. Complete submission guidelines may be found here. Contact Sarah Schellenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Calls for Entries
Call for Artists
Deadline: May 15, 2009
First Night Austin is a major festival of the arts to be experienced by the whole community in welcoming the New Year. It is unique among Austin’s urban festivals in that it celebrates the downtown cityscape by programming performing and visual arts IN and ON the fabric of the city – building lobbies, storefront windows, church sanctuaries, hotel ballrooms, plazas and parks, street corners, balconies, courtyards, theaters and museums. For full application and details go to www.firstnightaustin.org.
Call for Entries
Aurora Picture Show's 12th Annual Extremely Shorts Film Festival
Early Deadline: May 1st, 2009; Late Deadline: May 10th, 2009
Aurora Picture Show's 12th Annual Extremely Shorts Festival features three-minute or shorter films and videos by artists, filmmakers, culture jammers, students, moms, security guards, and anyone with a camera and a vision. This year’s juror is Bill Arning. Mr. Arning was the Curator at the MIT List Center in Boston, MA and will be the new Director of the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston beginning in April.
Find guidelines for entries at the Aurora Picture Show website: www.aurorapictureshow.org.
The SculptureCenter seeks a curator responsible for organizing exhibitions, educational and public programs, and for coordinating all aspects of program presentation. The Curator reports directly to the Executive Director and, as part of the management team, will participate in all aspects of organizational operations including strategic planning, capital planning, fundraising and external affairs. The successful applicant must possess exceptional knowledge of contemporary art and culture, proven experience organizing exhibitions and contemporary art projects (preferably internationally), superb writing and public speaking skills, excellent organizational ability, an entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to work as part of a team.
To apply, send cover letter, resume and two curatorial statements (for projects realized or unrealized) to Mary Ceruti, Executive Director.
The Greater Denton Arts Council (GDAC) seeks an experienced professional to serve as Associate Director. The GDAC has an active temporary exhibition schedule, strong educational/outreach programs, and it is home to the nationally recognized craft competition and exhibition, Materials: Hard & Soft. The Associate Director is responsible for managing exhibitions from development through installation, including creating production time lines, budgets, and other exhibit documents. The Associate Director ensures exhibits and outreach projects are coordinated and managed effectively. He/she oversees exhibit design and operations, exhibit preparation and exhibit maintenance. For complete information including minimum requirements and job description, visit: www.dentonarts.com or call 940-382-2787
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Deadline: May 1, 2009
Texas A&M International University seeks faculty responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in Ceramics, Design II, and Sculpture. Faculty will be expected to participate in student advisement, to engage in professional activity, and to provide institutional and community service. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, assisting in the scheduling of classes, ordering supplies, and maintaining studios, equipment, and the art gallery. The candidate should hold an MFA in Ceramics and should be able to teach Sculpture as well as 3-D design foundations (Design II).
Applications must include: (1) Cover letter; (2) CV; (3) Artist Statement and Teaching Philosophy; (4) undergraduate/graduate transcripts; (5) three letters of reference; (6) 20 slides/digital photos of recent work and 20 images of student artwork. A self-addressed, stamped envelope should be included if return of images is desired. Send application to:
Nicole Foran, Assistant Professor of Art
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Texas A&M International University
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, Texas 78041- 1900
Deadline: May 29, 2009
The Video Association of Dallas is seeking an managing director to oversee a 20-year old non-profit dedicated to supporting independent media in North Texas. Key responsibilities include fundraising, grant writing, and budgeting, as well as coordinating signature events such as the annual VideoFest, the 24-Hour Video Race and the Best of Fest Tour. A college degree in film/television/video production, public relations/communications, graphic design or nonprofit management or equivalent experience required. Salary is $21,600 annually.
Please submit a resume to Bart Weiss, VAD President, at email@example.com.
Public Programs Coordinator
Deadline: May 1, 2009
Under the supervision of the Head of Education, the Public Programs Coordinator develops and implements a broad range of public programs and resources designed to assist visitors of all ages—including adults, children, and families—to experience and understand the Carter’s collections and special exhibitions. A bachelor's degree in art education, art history, art, or related field is required as well as a minimum of one year museum experience. For more information, please visit: www.cartermuseum.org.
Curatorial Assistant, Asian Art
The Curatorial Assistant in Asian Art provides assistance to the Curator in Asian Art, performs various duties in collection management and exhibition curation. The Curatorial Assistant also assists with research and writing grant proposals. Applicant must have a broad knowledge of Asian art history (China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia, Tibet and Himalayan Art) and must be fluent in Chinese or Japanese (Reading, Writing and Speaking). Minimum of B.A. in Art History required; M.A. in Art History with emphasis on Contemporary Art and Asian Art (China, Japan, Korea or India) preferred. For more information, please visit: www.mfah.org.
Tobin Fund Curatorial Internship in Theatre Arts
Deadline: May 18, 2009
The McNay Art Museum is offering a ten-month internship in curatorial work beginning fall of 2009 with a $20,000 salary. The goal of the internship is to help individuals interested in embarking on a curatorial career by providing significant experience in one or more areas of specialization, including work with the permanent collection and with temporary exhibitions. Applicants should have a master’s degree in theater history or art history; have good written and oral communication skills; computer skills; and a reading knowledge of French, Italian, German, or Russian. For more information visit: www.mcnayart.org.
The Semmes Foundation Curatorial Internship
Deadline: May 18, 2009
The McNay Art Museum is offering a ten-month internship in curatorial work beginning fall of 2009 with a $20,000 salary. The goal of the internship is to help individuals interested in embarking on a curatorial career by providing significant experience in one or more areas of specialization, including work with the permanent collection and with temporary exhibitions. Applicants should have a master’s degree in art history; have good written and oral communication skills; computer skills; and a reading knowledge of French or Spanish. For more information, please visit: www.mcnayart.org.
Chinati Foundation's Internship Program
Deadline: May 4, 2009
The Chinati Foundation's Internship Program provides hands-on museum experience and engaged directly in all aspects of the museum's daily activities, working closely with staff, resident artists, visiting scholars, architects, and museum professionals. Intern responsibilities include giving tours of the collection to a diverse range of visitors, office administration, preparing exhibition spaces, buildings and grounds maintenance, archiving and research, and production assistance on museum publications. Typically internships last for 2 months, working 35-40 hours per week. Chinati offers interns a modest stipend of $100 per week and a furnished apartment on the museum campus. To apply for an Internship, please send a statement of interest, resume, at least one letter of recommendation, and requested months for the internship to:
Ann Marie Nafziger, Education and Public Programs Coordinator
P.O. Box 1135
Marfa, TX 79843
Visual Arts 2009 / 2010
Deadline: May 8, 2009
The Foundation Marcelino Botín awards Visual Arts Grants for study, research and the undertaking of individual projects in the sphere of (non-theoretical) artistic work. Applicants for study grants must be between 23 and 40 years old. There is no age limit for the research grants. Grants cover a 9 month period and must be initiated by the end of 2009. For more information visit www.flundacionmbotin.org.
Texas Filmmakers Travel Grant
The Austin Film Society will set aside $10,000 annually to establish a travel grant program for Texas filmmakers on a rolling, year-round basis. The program is intended to help offset travel costs for Texans whose work is invited to prestigious film festivals and events around the world. Eligibility is based on the festival or event that the film has been invited to, not on the film itself. For information on eligible festivals and events, please visit the Austin Film Society website at: www.austinfilm.org/for_filmmakers/texas-filmmakers-travel-grant.
Public Programs and Education Fellowship
Deadline: May 1, 2009
The Brownsville Historical Association seeks applications from undergraduate and graduate students for a paid fellowship in Public Programs and Education to oversee and coordinate public programs for the Brownsville Historical Association from June 2009 through May 2010. The fellow will organize, schedule and implement public program activities (lectures, workshops, walking tours, book signings), coordinate the publication of promotional materials and assist in related marketing strategies. He/She will work alongside the Executive Director and Curator. The fellow will gain valuable hand-ons experience operating the Programs/Education department for a small museum, historic house, cemetery center and research center. For more information visit: www.brownsvillehistory.org.
Women in Film, Dallas Scholarship
Every year, Women In Film.Dallas is devoted to offering two scholarships to female college students and applicants studying film, television, or video production in the North Texas region. A $1500 college student tuition scholarship and a $3500 college student project grant are awarded to talented ladies who will be honored at the our Chick Flicks Short Film Festival. For guidelines and application, please visit: www.wifdallas.org
Artist Studio Program 2009-2010
Deadline: May 29, 2009
The Lawndale Artist Studio Program is part of Lawndale's ongoing commitment to support the creation of contemporary art by Gulf Coast area artists. With an emphasis on emerging practices, the program will provide three artists with studio space on the third floor of the Lawndale Art Center at 4912 Main Street in the heart of Houston's Museum District. Artists have full access to their studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week, access to visiting artists, writers and curators; and will receive a $500 monthly stipend for the duration of the program together with an initial $1500 materials budget. Works produced during the program will be exhibited at Lawndale Art Center during May 2010. Lawndale Art Center will work with resident artists to create additional exhibition opportunities during the residency. For more information contact the Lawndale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lawndale Artist Studio Program
Deadline: May 29, 2009 by 4pm
The Lawndale Artist Studio Program is part of Lawndale's ongoing commitment to support the creation of contemporary art by Gulf Coast area artists. With an emphasis on emerging practices, the program will provide three artists with studio space on the third floor of the Lawndale Art Center at 4912 Main Street in the heart of Houston's Museum District.
Artists have full access to their studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week; access to visiting artists, writers and curators; and will receive a $500 monthly stipend for the duration of the program together with an initial $1500 materials budget. If accepted, artists are expected to present a workshop or presentation to the general public and the local arts community to share their practice or explore a related topic.
Works produced during the program will be exhibited at Lawndale Art Center during May 2010. Lawndale Art Center will work with resident artists to create additional exhibition opportunities during the residency.
For eligibility requirements and guidelines, please visit the Lawndale Art Center website: www.lawndaleartcenter.org.
Stealing Horses: the Invention of Possession
The Anhoek School is a pedagogical experiment offering graduate level courses for women in cultural production (aesthetic, political and critical). It aims to forge an institution that takes generative risks and doesn't ruin our desire to learn together. As it stands, tuition is based on barter and readings are often down loadable PDFs. By June, the school will have concluded two workshops and will begin the first class in Marfa, Texas. In Marfa, students will spend the mornings gardening and their afternoons in class. Food from the garden will be prepared for a shared lunch before the afternoon meeting or field trip. The work in the garden will be guided by Farmstand Marfa's Sandra Harper and will serve as their tuition barter. More detailed descriptions of the mission, name and coursework are available at www.anhoekschool.org.