Opportunities

Artist Residencies

La Maison Jaune Residency Program, Gstaad

Application Deadline: April 30, 2009

The Maison Jaune residency program provides living and working opportunities for emerging international artists in all media of the visual arts (e.g. painting, sculpture, photography, performance, new media). The fellowship includes production costs up to CHF 3.000 per artist upon request. Artists are generally invited for a period of 4-6 weeks. The application has to include a CV, images of works produced in the past five years (not more than 20) and a letter of intent (one page max.). Please send the requested material to residency@patricialow.com.

The Real (Art) World: DiverseWorks Visual Arts Residency

Diverseworks
Application deadline: April 1 at 5:00 pm

For the third consecutive year, DiverseWorks will turn the gallery keys over to four artists picked to share studio space in the 3000 square foot main gallery for a period of 5 weeks. The Real (Art) World summer residency program provides selected artists with a stipend, institutional support and the unique opportunity to create work in a collaborative environment. Please send proposals to DiverseWorks, Attn: Real (Art) World Proposals, 1117 East Freeway, Houston, TX, 77002. For further information, please click here.

Request for Artists

City of Austin Art in Public Places: Call for Qualifications

Deadline: Thursday, April 10 at 12:00 am

City of Austin Art in Public Places program seeks a Texas artist to create public art for the Dittmar Park Play Slab Enclosure AAIP project. From a review of qualificiations, up to three finalists will be selected and paid to develop proposals. For further information, please click here.

Calls for Entries

Proposals for Public Art Projects

DiverseWorks
Deadline: April 1, 2008

DiverseWorks continues its support of public works with an opportunity for artists to exhibit in Houston's Midtown on a very public and grand scale. An old 2-story Victorian home, located at 1625 Alabama, serves to showcase large-scale artist projects. The house currently displays Aerosol Warfare's traffic-stopping This Old House, commissioned by DiverseWorks. The non-profit is currently accepting proposals for a project to take place on the front lawn. Send proposals for a sculpture installation, land art, and artful garden or anything that can withstand the Bayou City's unpredictable weather. Pink Flamingos, garden gnomes and birdbaths welcome. Submissions should be addressed to THE YARD c/o Diane Barber, DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Houston, Texas 77002.

Poet and Artist Enrties for CFW Poet Agency's Masturwork

Fuse Box Festival
Deadline: March 18, 2008

CFW Poet Agency is developing a poetic display entitled Masturwork, which will be presented in Austin's Fuse Box Festival on May 2nd, 2008. This presentation will be a collaboration between artists and poets from Austin (TX) and Mexico. CFW Poet Agency invites poets and artists who are interested in integrating their work with poetic speech to submit a resume, personal photograph and a sample of their work (or a link to the artist's website) to cfw.poet.agency@gmail.com.

Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2008: Call for Proposals

Application Deadline: April 1, 2008

The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia through the Centre for Art Management and Information (MMIC) invites artists to submit proposals for Dictatorship of the Majority - Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2008, an open-air contemporary art exhibition that will take place in Riga, Latvia 29 August - 10 October, 2008. Any professional artist from any part of the world is eligible. Each selected artist will be awarded 4000 EUR for the implementation of the proposed project. The artworks proposed must be constructed to withstand variable weather conditions, outdoor city environment and endure 6 weeks in public space. Up to 20 artworks will be selected and temporarily installed in Riga. For further information and application details, please click here.

Sharjah Biennial 2009: Call for Entries

In preparation for the 9th Sharjah Biennial, which will open in March 2009, the organizers have announced a call for applications for the production of new artworks. According to the press release, The Sharjah Biennial Productions Program is meant to "break free from the traditional genealogy of biennials" developing long term relationships with artists through joint productions. For application details, click here.

Chicago Underground Film Festival Accepting Entries

Early Deadline: May 15, 2008; Regular Deadline: June 16,2008

Entries are now being accepted for the Chicago Underground Film Festival. For further information and entry details, please click here.

Call for Exhibition Proposals

Diverseworks: Call for Exhibition Proposals

DiverseWorks

Diverseworks welcomes proposals for projects in the Main Gallery, a 3,000 square foot space dedicated to showing the work of national and international artists, and The Project Space, DiverseWorks' small gallery dedicated to showing the work of emerging and under-recognized artists. Proposals are accepted year round. For further information and applications details, click here.

Research Fellowship

Call for Applications in Fine Art, Design and Theory

The Jan van Eyck Academie
Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2008

The Jan van Eyck Academie is an institute for research and production in the fields of fine art, design and theory. Every year, 48 international researchers realize their individual or collective projects in this artistic and critical environment. Artists, designers and theoreticians are invited to submit proposals for individual or collective research projects for a one-year, two-year or variable research period in the departments of Fine Art, Design and Theory. For application details, please click here.

Grant Application Workshop

Application Workshop for 2008 Texas Filmmakers´ Production Fund Grant

Aurora Picture Show
Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 pm

The Austin Film Society, Aurora and SWAMP have partnered to present a workshop on applying for the 2008 Texas Filmmakers´ Production Fund Grant.This year, TFPF will give out at least $100,000 to Texas filmmakers, selected by a national panel of filmmakers and film professionals. Application forms are available through http://www.austinfilm.org/. This workshop will also be offered at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 5 at Rice Media Center.

Filmmakers' Grant

2008 Grant Application Texas Filmmakers

Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund
Deadline: June 2, 2008

Applicants must be residents of Texas and be the creative author of the final work. This year, Alpha Cine Labs has joined the Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund as an in-kind sponsor. Now, in addition to requesting cash and Kodak film stock, you can also request up to $5,000 in services from Alpha Cine, a full service digital motion picture lab offering services ranging from 35mm, S16mm, 16mm, S8mm color, B&W, reversal processing, telecine, printing, color timing, digital to 35mm transfers, HD color correct and mastering. For more information and applications, click here.

Travel Grant

Travel Grants for San Antonio-Area Artists

Artpace
Deadline: April 30, 2008

In an effort to foster the growth and vision of an artist's career and encourage an ongoing dialogue between local and international art communities, Artpace San Antonio is pleased to announce a call for Travel Grant applications. The award will assist an artist with travel related to his or her creative growth, and proposals may include research or project-specific travel to visit an exhibition, collection, institution, or geographic location. For more information or to apply, click here.

Curatorial Grant

Grants for Projects and Curatorial Research

Etant donnés: The French American Fund for Contemporary Art
Deadline for proposals March 31, 2008

Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art offers financial support in the form of grants to American nonprofit institutions organizing exhibitions, installations, artist residencies, publications, or other projects by living French artists or to French nonprofit institutions presenting the same types of projects involving American artists. Qualifying projects may be in the fields of visual arts, architecture and design. Since 2005, Etant Donnés has also offered Curatorial Research Grants supporting the professional development of American curators by offering them extended stays of up to three months in France for research projects in the field of contemporary art. The grants are intended to facilitate the discovery of new talents, reinforce interest in established contemporary artists, and encourage the exploration of France’s cultural resources. For the complete guidelines and application forms, please click here.

Curatorial Internship

Artpace Summer Graduate Internships

Artpace
Deadline: March 24, 5pm

Artpace San Antonio seeks two motivated art history or curatorial studies graduate students for paid summer internships. The two graduate interns will work within the Curatorial Department and Director’s office. For the 08.2 residency—ERRE (Tijuana, MX), Mark Bradford (Los Angeles, CA), and William Cordova (Houston, TX)—the interns will assist with researching and authoring published materials, including: newsletter, press releases, and gallery notes. The interns will also assist with the organization of public programs and opening weekend events. Additional responsibilities include research for upcoming residencies, conducting tours through the education program, and general administrative duties. The interns will become an integral part of Artpace’s staff and will observe staff meetings. The interns will be encouraged to make studio visits with artists in San Antonio and to become familiar with the contemporary art community in Texas. Please submit cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and list of two references to kcurry@artpace.org.

Employment

Education and Volunteer Coordinator

Arthouse
Deadline for application is March 28, 2008.

Arthouse is currently seeking an Education & Volunteer Coordinator. The Education and Volunteer Coordinator independently plans, develops, and implements all school, teen, and family education programs, as well as manages the volunteer program. Arthouse has chosen to focus its formal education programs on teenagers, so teen programming is the primary responsibility for the Education and Volunteer Coordinator. Contact Catherine (512.453.5312 or catherine@arthousetexas.org) for more information on the position and how to apply.

Executive Director

Houston Arts League
Application deadline: June 30, 2008

Art League Houston is currently seeking applicants for the Executive Director position. Art League Houston cultivates awareness, appreciation and accessibility of contemporary visual art within the community for its cultural enrichment The Executive Director implements the strategic goals of the organization and is responsible for organization, direction, and administration of the agency, including its policies, programs and services. To view position announcement and job description, click here.

Membership and Administrative Manager

Art Lies

Art Lies seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated Membership and Administrative Manager. The successful candidate will support the organization’s mission across the state with an emphasis on coordinating membership and subscription services. Another key component of this position is representing Art Lies in the Houston area and, as directed, at membership events throughout the state. This position reports to the Executive Director. Applicants should work well with minimal on-site supervision, be self-starters, have strong written and verbal communication skills, have experience working with boards, understand the importance of maintaining records, and enjoy the visual arts and interacting with the public. Please mail resume to: Art Lies, P.O. Box 1408 Houston, TX 77251; Or email to: info@artlies.org. For further information, click here.

Director

The Blanton Museum of Art

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.

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