Opportunities FOR ARTISTS
SYNTHETIC ZERO SEEKS ARTISTS FOR VISUAL & PERFORMANCE ART,
VIDEO, READINGS AND DANCE
The next Synthetic Zero Event will be in early July at BronxArtSpace, only 20 minutes from Union Square. We're looking for visual art, performance, video, music, readings, dance and other work for the show. Submission Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2013.
The Synthetic Zero events are a series of DIY art events focusing on high quality experimental and contemporary work in different media. We typically do not have a specific theme for each event but instead work with ideas that emerge from the interaction between submitted work and curatorial interests. By working this way, we hope the events reflect back the dialogue and practice of artists involved and create evocative encounters for the audience. In the past, a diverse set of curators has chosen work by artists from around the world, including Miranda July, Yoshi Sodeoka, Zoe Leonard, Hector Canonge, Benton Bainbridge, and many others. Prior event programs can be found here.
To be considered, send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- CV including contact information/website address
- Artist Statement
- Still Images
- Up to 5 jpegs, 1000 pixels in the largest dimension
- Slide List for images including title, date, dimensions, medium, and description if needed
- Play List for submitted videos including title, date, time, preferred display method, and description if needed
- We prefer videos sent as links to downloadable video files or Vimeo or YouTube links. You can also send a DVD (NTSC or PAL) to:
- Mitsu Hadeishi / Synthetic Zero
305 E 140th St #1A
Bronx, NY 10454
The event is being curated by Mitsu Hadeishi, who has been putting on art events in the New York City area since 2003, including work from artists both local to the city and from around the world. These events have featured experimental video, performance, visual art, dance, music, poetry, interactive work, and installations. He has a BA in Physics from Harvard, works with technology, and has written an art/philosophy/politics blog since 1999. He's collaborated with and has provided technology help for a number of artists including Harrell Fletcher, Miranda July, Alyse Emdur, Kenneth Mroczek, and Khaela Maricich.
NEW YORK STUDIO SCHOOL 2013 SUMMER SESSION
New York Studio School is getting ready for the 2013 Summer Session here at the New York Studio School. The Summer Session is a series of intensives and marathon courses focused on drawing, painting and sculpture. Students have the opportunity to work en plein air on Governors Island and Long Island, paint from the figure in the studios on 8th Street, and work with internationally recognized faculty to grow as visual artists. Scholarships to help offset tuition are available
More information can be found at the link below about specific courses, dates, and scholarship. I would appreciate it greatly if you could share this information with your network at the Bronx Arts Council. Click here to find out more about the program.
Application Deadline for Marathons: May 31, 2013
CON EDISON MUSICIANS' RESIDENCY: COMPOSITION PROGRAM
Applications and guidelines are now available the fifth round of EtM's Con Edison Musicians' Residency: Composition Program. This year, EtM will award eight residencies in four New York City cultural/community facilities. Composers-in-Residence receive three months of free rehearsal space plus a stipend. This program is open to all New York City-based composers, working across genres.
Residency Guidelines 2013-14
Residency Application 2013-14
For more information about the program, email email@example.com
Deadline is Monday, June 3.
SUMMER INSTITUTE 3.0 FOR TEACHING ARTISTS
Summer Institute is a three-day intensive workshop
(July 19, 22 + 23, 2013)
conducted by Community-Word Project for creative writers, visual artists, musicians, dancers and theater artists with 2+ years teaching artist experience.
Summer Institute's training curriculum is based on Community-Word Project's "creative process" exploration methods, teaching practices and arts-in-education philosophy developed over 12 years.
Deepen your teaching practice:
- Explore creative processes and critical thinking
- Transform creative processes into effective teaching tools
- Refresh techniques for project-based arts integration
- Strengthen classroom management strategies
- Cultivate environments of social change within classrooms
- Learn best practices in the teaching artist field
Be a part of the movement!
June 5, 2013.
SUMMER JOB OPENING
Bronx Children Museum is looking to work with one Bronx-based teaching artist for our "Dream Big for Your Rivers" Summer Arts Program. Prior experience working with young children is required. Painters, sculptors, Installation artists, performance artists are encouraged to apply. Possible projects could include a mural at a local garden, sculptures from recycled materials, or a video created about the Bronx River. Please send your professional artist and teaching CV and cover letter to Natalie@bronxchildrensmuseum.org. Bi-Lingual educators are strongly encouraged to apply.
"Dream Big for Your Rivers" -- The theme of this year’s program will be the Bronx River. The summer program will run 3 days/week for the month of July with an ending celebration on either August 1 or 2 and an Environmental Day on Wed. July 17. Children are between the ages of 7-9 years old.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARYSEEKS EXHIBITIONS ASSISTANT (Hourly)
Reporting to the Curator of Exhibitions, the Exhibitions Assistant (hourly):
- Works with Exhibition staff to install and de-install exhibitions.
- Creates safe and supportive mounts, cradles, or brackets built of wood, metal, Plexiglas and other materials according to proper museum standards for 2-D and 3-D artifacts.
- Measures, installs, and maintains exhibition signage/graphics created out-of-house.
- Frames artwork, photographs, and documents using materials and supplies in conformity with established archival specifications.
- Assists with carpentry tasks for exhibitions and exhibition areas including demolition, wall repair, painting, and fabric wrapping.
- Fabricates and constructs exhibition components, including pedestals, platforms, bases, vitrines, crates, etc. made of wood, wood composites, metals and Plexiglas as instructed.
- Maintains an organized working area within galleries to ensure artifacts being prepared for exhibition are safe and secure.
- Takes direction from Curator, Designer and Sr. Maintainer regarding production elements including measurements, materials, fabrication methods and lighting.
- Performs related duties as required.
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Organizational skills
- Combination of education and experience in an art related field and relevant experience in museum or gallery work
- Training in and experience with artifact handling, exhibition installation techniques, mount making, and framing.
- Demonstrated ability to handle detailed work with speed and accuracy.
- Knowledge of basic carpentry tools and machinery and an understanding of the practices of museum exhibition construction.
- Ability to read and work from sketches, shop drawings and/or architectural renderings preferred; ability to follow written and oral instructions as to all aspects of exhibition installation required.
- Maintains an organized and orderly office space.
- Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently under the pressure of deadlines.
- Good organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge of preservation practices preferred.
- Experience working with plexi-glass, plexi-glass adhesive and power tools preferred.
- Hands-on work in exhibition and gallery space
ARTFLOCK.ORG: artflock.org is a new listing website of professional development opportunities, workshops, and lectures for artists in the New York City area. The website features a comprehensive calendar of professional development events searchable by organization, topic, or date. artflock is a core project of the Alliance for Sustainable Arts Professional Practices (ASAPP). ASAPP is a coalition of not-for-profit arts organizations and arts-related businesses dedicated to sharing professional development opportunities and best practice resources with artists in the New York City area.
ASAPP members include A.I.R. Gallery, ALJIRA, apexart, ARTISIN, LLC, Bronx Council on the Arts, Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn Arts Council, Center for Book Arts, Creative Capital, Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, CUE Art Foundation, Culture Push, Dieu Donné, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Harlem Arts Alliance, Laundromat Project, Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York Foundation for the Arts, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, NURTUREart, Parsons - The New School for Design, Pratt Institute, Queens Council on the Arts, the Urban Artists Initiative, Utrecht Art Supplies.
Major funding for ASAPP and artflock is provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, with additional support from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR BRONX-THEMED WORK: Mainland Media LLC is looking for artists and Bronx-themed artwork to feature and sell through its site, bronxvibe.com. Mainland Media is based in The Bronx and creates, promotes and sells Bronx posters, postcards, photographs and souvenirs through its bronxvibe.com site. Mainland Media LLC is looking for photographers and other artists with artwork of Bronx architecture, Bronx streetscapes and other Bronx subjects who would like to include their work on bronxvibe.com's growing catalog. For more information, please contact either Anthony Ramirez II or John Martin.
CHICAGO ARTISTS RESOURCE (CAR) WEBSITE: Chicago Artists Resource (CAR) (Chicago, IL) website features thousands of links to opportunities, tools, resources and articles, including Square Feet Chicago, a comprehensive guide to buying and leasing space, and a series of articles on health and materials. CAR also solicits the participation of artists and organizations through opportunities to post their own work, jobs, forums, calls, announcements and “artist stories.” Geared primarily towards Chicago artists, much of the site’s content is also invaluable to artists regardless of where they are based. Website: www.chicagoartistsresource.org.
FILE ONLINE AT ARTISTS SPACE: The Irving Sandler Artists File is a digitized image database and artist registry that is open to the public. The Artists File is not curated, and there is no fee to join or use this service. We invite curators and artists to join one of the largest and comprehensive artist registries online…” New beta website launched. Visit Artists File Online at Artists Space for more information, or to update your current profile.
LEE & LOW BOOKSis a quality children's book publisher that specializes in multicultural themes. Our goal is to meet the need for books that address children of color by providing books that all children can enjoy and which promote a greater understanding of one another. We publish multicultural literature that is relevant to young readers. Our books feature children/people of color and fall within a range of genres including contemporary and historical fiction, biography, poetry, nonfiction, and more. We are particularly interested in hearing from illustrators whose cultural, ethnic, or racial backgrounds and experiences support their knowledge of diverse cultures. We are open to seeing work from professional illustrators and artists at all levels of experience. Illustrators who have worked in other fields and are interested in illustrating books are also welcome. more...
MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS, INC.:Materials for the Arts, Inc. connects nonprofits with donated materials - helping artists realize their visions, providing students with a richer educational experience, and furnishing businesses with a simple and efficient way to enhance the cultural life of their city while promoting environmental awareness and reuse. Check out recent coverage from WNYC and visit www.mfta.org for more info.
MIRA'S LIST: This blog provides information on upcoming grants, fellowships and residencies for artists, writers, composers, and media artists. It is for serious professionals only, from emerging to mid-career to established. http://miraslist.blogspot.com.
MTA ARTS FOR TRANSITt commissions artists through a competitive selection process to create original, site-specific permanent artwork for rehabilitated stations. MTA Arts for Transits issues Calls For Artists to solicit artist interest for specific commissions. The selection panel is comprised of five voting panelists: two representatives from neighboring museums and cultural institutions, one artist, an Arts for Transit representative, and the project architect. Community representatives are also invited to participate in an advisory capacity. The panel meets twice, first to review submissions and select finalists and again to review final proposals and select the artist to be commissioned. Current calls for artists: www.mta.info/mta/aft/about/call.html
PERCENT FOR ART: Image Registry is consulted by architects, panelists, and City agencies for each project. Staff prepares a slide presentation from the registry for each panel meeting. Artists who are interested in submitting their work for review may print out the registration form or call (212) 513-9300, or write for a registration form to:
Percent for Art,
Department of Cultural Affairs,
31 Chambers Street, 2nd Floor,
New York, NY 10007 The Percent for Art Image Registry is open to any professional visual artist. There is no residency requirement for a Percent for Art Commission. Please fill out the application according to the instructions on the form and send it with your submission materials to DCLA. If you are interested in consulting the registry for a project, please call the Program office to make an appointment. more...
POETS & WRITERS: A nonprofit organization that provides information, support, and guidance to creative writers. Visit the website to find out about obtaining funding for readings and workshops, a comprehensive listing of grants and awards, a 'top ten questions that writers ask' section, and links to other writers' resources. http://pw.org.
PS1 STUDIO VISIT: If you’re an emerging artist in New York, you may upload up to five images or link to two videos (we suggest keeping video clips to a maximum of 3 minutes). A photograph of your building and the interior of your studio will give viewers a sense of where you work. Artists’ submissions will be present on the website for at least one month. more...
This Berlin-based web platform for emerging visual artists publishes open calls and has space to build an artist profile. www.wooloo.org
can be found at:
New York City Department
of Cultural Affairs
New York Foundation
for the Arts
New York State
Council on the Arts
New York Public Library
Submit an Opportunity
for Bronx Artists
If you have an opportunity listing that you would like us to post, please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since all opportunities are different, we will reserve the right to edit them if they are too long.
Please supply a link (when possible) to a description page you might have on your website or to a guidelines and/or application page that might be available.
Although we update our opportunities regularly, the next month’s list of opportunities is generally posted on the last working Friday of the month (e.g., June’s opportunities are posted at the end of May). We reserve the right to accept or reject submissions.
Forums and Groups
Two great places to post and find information.
Bronx Arts Group
The Bronx Arts Group is a place to post opportunities and events, network and discuss, and keep current with each other - a special online place for the Bronx Arts community. The Bronx Arts Group is sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts and moderated by staff who are also artists in the local community.
The UAI Forum is a space for NYC artists of color.
Use the forum to learn about opportunities, call for collaborators, find workshops, exchange arts goods and services, and more! Check back often to see new posts and replies.