Call for Entries

New Art in Austin

Austin Museum of Art
Deadline: July 29, 2010

The Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) is accepting artists’ submissions for the exhibition "New Art in Austin," which will be on view at AMOA-Downtown from February 26 -May 22, 2011. The fourth in a triennial showcase, "New Art in Austin" introduces emerging and lesser-known artists from Central Texas whose work stretches the boundaries of contemporary art. A statewide curatorial review team will evaluate the work of local artists made over the past three years. Through this exhibition of cutting-edge work in a variety of media, and its accompanying catalogue, the museum seeks to create a dialogue about contemporary art in Austin and attract attention to artists within our community. Click here for Call Details and Application.

2011 Texas Biennial

Texas Biennial
Deadline: July 21, 2010

Big Medium is happy to announce the 2011 Texas Biennial open Call for Art. As an independent survey of contemporary art in Texas, the 2011 Biennial is an opportunity to investigate current art-making in Texas and promote the incredible innovation happening within our great state. We are also please to announce New York based art historian Virginia Rutledge as this year's curator. In the same independent spirit as years past, the 2011 Biennial will encourage a dialogue amongst artists, curators, writers and art lovers alike that will echo throughout the run of the 4th Biennial exhibition and beyond. Starting May 21, 2010 and running until July 21, 2010, the Texas Biennial will be accepting submissions from artists living and working in Texas via www.texasbiennial.com. All entries will be digitally submitted online and artists of all medias are encouraged to apply.

Jason Middlebrook: More Art About Buildings And Food

Deadline: July 31, 2010

For the inaugural exhibition in Arthouse's new second floor gallery, New-York based artist Jason Middlebrook will transform detritus from the building renovation into sculpture and functional dining furniture that will evoke both the history of the Jones Center and its longstanding importance as a gathering place for Austin's community. Elaborating upon ideas of community, history, and creativity, Middlebrook will also make a massive drawing that will incorporate family recipes submitted by you! Some of the recipes will also be featured in a communal potluck dinner held at Arthouse on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Click here to find out how to submit.

Grant Opportunities

Andy Warhol Foundation: Curatorial Research Fellowship

Andy Warhol Foundation
Deadline: September 1, 2010

The Foundation’s grantmaking activity is focused on serving the needs of artists by funding the institutions that support them. Grants are made for scholarly exhibitions at museums; curatorial research; visual arts programming at artist-centered organizations; artist residencies and commissions; arts writing; and efforts to promote the health, welfare and first amendment rights of artists. For more information and guidelines to submit, follow this link.

The Idea Fund

The Idea Fund
Workshops in August and September

DiverseWorks, along with Aurora Picture Show, Project Row Houses, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, is proud to announce the return of The Idea Fund for 2010-2011. This innovative re-granting program provides cash awards to 10 Texas-based, artist-generated or artist-centered projects that exemplify the unconventional, interventionist, conceptual, entrepreneurial, participatory, or guerrilla artistic practices that occur outside of the traditional frameworks of support. Workshops for the fund will be held in August and September with the call for applications to shortly follow.

Employment Opportunities

Preparator and Facilities Manager

Desired Start Date: August 15, 2010

Arthouse at the Jones Center seeks an experienced, organized and responsible individual to manage the physical preparation of exhibitions as well as general building maintenance. In addition to preparing galleries and installing artwork, he/she is responsible for packing, crating, and transporting artwork and hiring and managing temporary labor, outside vendors and contractors as needed. Qualifications include Bachelor's degree in art related field and 5 years of art handling, fabrication, and installation experience in a museum or gallery setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to info@arthousetexas.org. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Fellowship Opportunities

USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program

University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Deadline: July 19, 2010

The USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program, funded by The Getty Foundation, is a midcareer education Fellowship for six arts, culture and entertainment editors, producers and writers from online, print, radio and television. Based in Los Angeles, the Fellowship is a total immersion experience that includes attending as many as 23 performances, art exhibitions and architectural sites. Participants will visit artists’ private studios, rehearsal rooms, architectural firms and art schools. Click here for more info.

Residency Opportunity

New Life Residency

Wooloo.org Team
Deadline: August 15, 2010

New Life Residency is the world's first non-visual residency program for artists. The residency is organized as part of Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, and will take place this fall in the Region of Murcia, Spain. For one week each, five artists will be selected to live and work in a dark, visually distorted exhibition space. To support them in their life and work for the week, the artist will collaborate with a local Murcian assistant who is blind. Click here for more information.

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