Call for Entries

Universe in Universe
Deadline: March 10

The 17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil will be held in September and October 2011. As suggested by its new name, a deep, intense model shift marks this edition when compared to previous ones. Aligned with the nature of contemporary artistic practices, the new competitive exhibition expands its ability to soak in diverse manifestations, such as video, installations, performances, book-objects, and other artistic experiments. For more information and how to apply, click here.

Artists Wanted : A Year In Review

Artists Wanted
Deadline: Friday, January 28

Artists Wanted : A Year In Review is an international, all-medium-encompassing open call for art. This is your moment to share your work with the world and have a chance at $10,000 in grants, international publicity and a feature exhibition in Scope Art Show during Armory Week in New York City.

Call for Submissions

Gopher Illustrated

Gopher Illustrated
Deadline: March 1

The Gopher Illustrated emerges from the desire to consume hefty, satisfying cultural content that is worth keeping. We welcome visual arts portfolios, articles and chronicles on culture or global topics and works of short fiction. We are also receiving music and video submissions for publication on our website. A themed section for this issue centers on the concept of “Risky Business.” As always, our theme is open to interpretation, so feel free to send Tom Cruise images (why not?), but creativity is also highly appreciated We accept all the above-mentioned formats as entries for the themed section, and these should be sent with subject line “Risk”. For more info click here.

Call for Volunteers

No Idea 2011

No Idea

The festival is taking place the last weekend in January 2011 in Austin, Texas. Exact dates and venues are in the process of being confirmed. This is our initial call for volunteers. We are needing assistance with publicity (online and print) and general logistics (housing, driving, stage manager and venue set-up). Please get in touch if you are interested in helping out in any way.

Call for Musicians

In conjunction with Graham Hudson's installation at Arthouse


From February 4th through April 10th, British artist Graham Hudson will transform Arthouse into a monumental sculpture inspired by London’s famous music venue The Astoria Theatre. His installation will include a stage with audience seating made from scaffolding. Arthouse and Hudson seek musicians and bands who are open to creative exploration and experimentation to REHEARSE in this collaborative artwork that connects London’s past with Austin’s present through a multi-layered sculptural and musical experience. Click here for more info.

Call for Applicants

Duke University Experimental and Documentary Arts MFA

Duke University
Priority Deadline: January 30

Duke University welcomes applications to its MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFAEDA), a new program and the first-ever Master of Fine Arts at the university. For the inaugural class of Fall 2011, applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled, with priority given to those candidates applying by January 30, 2011. The MFAEDA is a unique initiative that couples experimental visual practice with the documentary arts in a rigorous two-year program. Building on the University’s existing strengths in historical, theoretical and technological scholarship, the MFAEDA offers a distinct learning environment that sees interdisciplinary education as a benchmark for innovation. The program’s curriculum blends studio practice, fieldwork, digital media authorship, and critical theory, culminating in the completion of a thesis paper and an MFA exhibition. The central home of the program is The Carpentry Shop, a state-of-the-art facility in a former industrial building that once housed the university’s carpenters and cabinet-makers. Please click here to apply.

Fellowship Opportunities

Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowships in the Humanities

Harry Ransom Center
Deadline: February 13

The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, annually awards over 50 fellowships to support research projects that require on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. Click here for applications and guidelines.

Residency Opportunities

John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Residency

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Deadline: Friday, April 1

Arts/Industry is undoubtedly the most unusual on-going collaboration between art and industry in the United States. Hundreds of emerging and established visual artists have benefited from the Arts/Industry program at Kohler Co. since its inception in 1974. Participants are exposed to a body of technical knowledge that enables them to explore forms and concepts not possible in their own studios as well as new ways of thinking and working. Artists-in-residence may work in the Kohler Co. Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundries, and Enamel Shop to develop a wide variety of work in clay, enameled cast iron, and brass including but not limited to murals and reliefs, temporary or permanent site-specific installations, and functional and sculptural forms. For more information and to apply, click here

Rijksakademie Residency

Deadline: February 2

The Rijksakademie Residency in Amsterdam is an artists’ institute for emerging, professional artists from all continents. It is more than a residency. It has extensive technical facilities, a specialized art library and art collections. In addition, the Rijksakademie offers basic facilities such as a studio, a work budget and mediation with accommodation and grants.

Internship Opportunities



Fluent~Collaborative seeks interns! The Editorial Intern will be primarily assisting with the online publication, …might be good. The Production Intern will assist with the preparation and gallery hours of exhibitions at testsite. If interested, please send a letter of interest stating which internship you are interested in and a current resumé to eng@fluentcollab.org with the subject line: “Fluent Internship”. Please note that both internships are unpaid.

Employment Opportunities

Associate Curator

Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania

The Associate Curator will: Work directly with the Director and Senior Curator to research, develop and produce museum exhibitions, publications, and programming. BA in Art History or related field is required; MA in Art History or Curatorial Studies is preferred. Three to five years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicants are required to submit an application, cover letter, and resume through Penn’s Online Employment System at https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/.

Arthouse Membership Manager

Deadline: February 10

Arthouse at the Jones Center seeks a highly-organized, goal-oriented Membership Manager to build and sustain membership in order to broaden and deepen Arthouse’s annual base of financial support. Membership Manager will prepare and monitor the budget for membership, produce regular reports, process monthly mailings, online membership processing and other outreach campaigns. To apply for the Membership Manager position, please email a cover letter and resume to info@arthousetexas.org.

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