Call for Artists
Brazos Streetscape Project
Deadline to Submit Statement of Intent with Qualifications: February 22, 2008
The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create art that will be integrated into the Brazos Streetscape Project. The City of Austin requests a statement of intent with qualifications from professional visual artists who live or work within the state of Texas. The artwork will be located within the environment of the streetscape improvements on Brazos St., from 3rd Streetto 11th Streetin downtown Austin. Artists should address the experiential aspect that artwork can provide in the streetscape and may consider exploring the use of digital media, light and sound. Artwork of substantial durability and low maintenance needs will only be considered. For more information and to apply for the project click here.
Call for Entries
Slant: Bold Asian American Images Festival
Deadline: February 22, 2008
Slant, an annual short film festival, seeks works by Asian American filmmakers. Now in its eighth year, Slant will showcase an eclectic mix of the best in emerging Asian American cinema. All genres are accepted. Filmmakers or film content should be Asian American or Asian Canadian and each work should run 30 minutes or less. For more information and submission guidelines click here.
I-35 Biennial Invitational
Deadline: March 8, 2008
Dunn and Brown Contemporary invites artists 35 years old and younger to submit works in all media for the I-35 Biennial Invitational. The group exhibition will feature the most recent work of eight to twelve emerging artists. Works from new and lesser known artists will be selected to be exhibited at Dunn and Brown Contemporary, opening May 30, 2008. For more information on submission guidelines click here.
Fotofest2008 Film Program
Deadline: February 29, 2008
In cooperation with Fotofest2008, Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) has opened a call for submissions of short films inspired by FotoFest’s two inter-related themes of “China” and “Transformations.” SWAMP challenges filmmakers from Texas to imagine China by producing a short film on the topic. Films concerning the theme of “Transformations” and not necessarily about China, will also be considered. For more information and submission guidelines click here.
Creative Capital 2008 Grants: Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature and Performing Arts
Deadline to submit online inquiry: March 4, 2008
Creative Capital’s application process includes three steps: inquiry, application and panel review. A Creative Capital grant to an individual artist averages over $25,000. Creative Capital 2008 Grants will be awarded to artists in Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature and Performing Arts. Emerging Fields may include all forms of digital arts, audio work, multidisciplinary projects and new genres. Innovative Literature may include poetry, fiction, nonfiction as well as genre-defying work by writers who demonstrate exceptional stylistic, linguistic, and formal originality. Performing Arts may include dance, music, theater, experimental music performance, experimental opera, spoken word, theater/performance art and interdisciplinary projects. To apply for a grant click here.
Call for Exhibition Proposals
Apex Art Unsolicited Proposal Program
Deadline for proposals: February 29, 2008
Exhibition proposals will be accepted from until February 29, 2008 for two of the eight shows scheduled the following season (September 2008 to August 2009). Submissions will be accepted online only and are limited to one page (800 words maximum) emphasizing and explaining the idea behind the show. For more information and to submit a proposal click here.
Lawndale Art Center Call for Exhibition Proposals
Deadline: March 15, 2008
The Lawndale Art Center is seeking proposals from artists for exhibitions and performances. Located in Houston’s Museum District, Lawndale’s mission is to present work by both emerging and established Houston artists, as well as regional artists. Lawndale seeks to sponsor educational forums and dialogues that address the relationship between art and society. For more information and to apply click here and follow the link to Call for Exhibition Proposals.
Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Research Fellowships
Deadline: March 1, 2008
The Warhol Foundation has expanded its grant making activities to include Curatorial Research Fellowships. The foundation will accept proposals from institutionally-affiliated curators twice a year at its regular March 1 and September 1 deadlines. Curators at any stage of their careers are eligible to apply. Research must be attached to a potential exhibition and curators must have the support of their institutional director. For grant guidelines and to apply click here.
The Blanton Museum of Art of The University of Texas at Austin is currently seeking a dynamic, highly qualified museum director. As a nationally recognized art museum in a major research university, the Blanton is a center for research, teaching and education of the general public. The director will be responsible for the museum operations, staff management, financial management, fundraising and public community relations. For more information click here.
Salvage Vanguard Theater seeks an Executive Director with a passion for bold experimental artistic work and the skills and experience to lead administrative and fundraising activities for a growing, dynamic organization. SVT is a non-profit arts organization located in Austin, Texas, committed to fostering a dynamic exchange between visionary artists and audiences new to their work. An active theater company for over 13 years, the organization has grown rapidly over the last two years and is seeking an energetic, out-going person with a desire to grow into an influential role in one of the most artistically rich cities in the country. For more information and to apply click here.