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1 August: Korean Artists

The Korean Cultural Centre UK and the British Council are looking for artists of Korean origin working in the UK. The selected artists' work will be exhibited at the Korean Cultural Centre in December 2008. The Korean Cultural Centre will be responsible for insuring the works during exhibition and transit, organizing pick-up and redelivery of the work within the UK, installation and dismantling. A small catalogue will be produced on occasion of the exhibition.

31 July: onedotzero 2009

onedotzero is extending its call for submissions to receive visually progressive moving image work for their 2008/09 global touring festival. onedotzero seeks inspired views of contemporary city culture based on the following: innovative moving image work that explores the collisions, myths, relationships, sensory overloads, and multiple layerings of contemporary city life, within individual, the communal and global contexts; urban street art and graffiti; evocative interpretations of all types of terrain, environments, architecture. The festival premieres at onedotzero Buenos Aires, Argentina: 26-28 September 2008.

31 July: Breathe residencies

The Chinese Arts Centre is seeking three artists of Chinese descent to take part in this residency scheme. The artists are provided with unlimited access to a studio, allowing them to make work at their own pace, and utilise all the facilities at Chinese Arts Centre. The artists are encouraged to hold an open studio at the end of their residency.

31 July: Felixstowe Coastal Path

Artist sought to develop ideas for a coastal path that will excite the imagination and draw people to explore the full 3 miles coastline.


Cimatics, Brussels International Festival for Live Audiovisual Art, invites all artists, creatives and producers to send their submissions for the 2008 edition taking place in November. The 6th festival edition will again bring an extensive overview of what's currently taking place at the crossroads of media, art, music and technology. Extra attention will be paid to the central theme 'Data Visualization'.

31 July: AnimateTV 2009 call for proposals

Animate Projects is inviting UK based artists and animators to submit proposals for films to be broadcast on Channel 4 and 4mations, the new animation online channel that launches in September 2008. Looking for ambitious, original and thought-provoking proposals that develop the possibilities of animation techniques: films that explore ideas of what animation is, with challenging content, as well as new forms and processes, compelling narratives and challenging content. They are commissioning three films, and the maximum budget for each is £20,000, including fee.

30 July: Artists working with Light

During November 2008, Durham will play host to a 3 day international light festival, called Enlightenment. During the festival, the City's commercial window spaces will be transformed into a series of urban gallery spaces, showcasing an eclective programme of light-based work by emerging artists.

28 July: Bursary Award Scheme

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea recognises the value of the arts and the importance of supporting artists’ professional development, and has developed a Bursary Award Scheme for the Professional Development of artists and makers living or working in the borough. A total of ten £1,000 bursaries are available in 2008/09. It is advisable to speak to an officer from the Arts Service prior to making an application.

28 July: Format Festival

FORMAT09 is a photography festival taking place in Derby between 6th March - 5th April 2009, organised by Quad and Derby City Council in partnership with the University of Derby. Applicants are invited to apply for EXPOSURE exhibitions to be held in 30 non-gallery spaces. The theme is 'PHOTOCINEMA’.

28 July: FORMAT Photography Festival

FORMAT09 is a photography festival taking place in Derby in March 2009.. Artists working with or about photography/cinema are invited to submit proposals including new or existing works for exhibition as part of the EXPOSURE section of the festival. The exhibitions will be held in 30 venues throughout Derby city centre ranging from temporary gallery and non-gallery spaces including bars and cafes to civic and other public access buildings. Selected artists will be included in the FORMAT09 brochure, website and catalogue.

25 July: Sefton Open 2008

Exhibition submission open to all artists working in 2D and in any media. Artists may submit up to 6 works. Exhibition from 20th September to 8th November 2008.

25 July: Photographic Portrait Prize

Used to be called John Kobal Award, now called Taylor Wessing Photographic Portriat Prize. The selected images will be shown at The National Portrait Gallery from November 208 until Febraury 2009. First prize £12,000. Submission fee £16 per photograph.

23 July: Public Art Commission

Artists are invited to submit expressions of interest to undertake a commission as part of the rebuild of a boundary wall for 14 households in East Manchester. The site provides a unique opportunity to consider the relationships between private and public space and a consideration of innovation and tradition owing to East Manchester’s history and the substantial Housing Market Renewal Programme to which this opportunity relates. The overall budget is £69,000

23 July: Mentored Residency

Residency at The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey Hampshire as part of Art in the Garden 08. They are looking for a new or recent graduate to work with Rebecca Newnham, the featured artist for this years Art in the Garden You. The artist will plan 1 week residency with Rebecca and then work in the gardens from 11-17 August. There is an artists fee and a budget for material costs. To apply send a CV, artists statement and current images of your work along with an outline proposal with costings.

18 July: School Commission

Brighton & Hove City Council are inviting submissions from artists for a £15,000 public art commission at St Joseph's Primary School, Hollingdean. The school would like to commission a series of art works to transform an enclosed space in the school playground into a new creative play area. The commission will involve a strong participatory element and involve all the children St Joseph's (aged 4-11) in the process, production and installation of the piece in some way. The artist will start work in the school in September 2008 and the art work should be completed by end of January 2009.

18 July: Surface Gallery Open Exhibition

Surface Gallery, Nottingham, is calling for submission for this year’s Open Show 2008. Artwork from any medium is allowed as we hope to show a diverse and multi-mediated exhibition. The show will open from August 4th - 22nd. Surface Gallery will choose two 'winners’ for a curated 2-man exhibition in 2009. Submission fee of £7.50 per entry form, 3 pieces of work maximum allowed per entry form.

1 July: Conjunction Festival 08

Call for Artists to take part in this years Conjunction Contemporary Art Festival, in November 2008, in Stoke on Trent. This year’s festival will be based on the themes of 'FANTASTIC, FOUND and FAKE'. The key partners are Staffordshire University, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke on Trent City Council, Wren Park and Winning Moves.

The European Cultural Foundation (ECF)

Travel grant for art professionals, cultural operators, cultural researchers, cultural journalists and cultural translators from all European countries . The ECF mobility fund, STEP BEYOND (Supporting Travel for European Projects), encourages travel by making a contribution to travel costs, visa costs, and, in certain cases, accommodation costs of those awarded a grant.

Delicate Situations

Delicate Situations is a year-long group exhibition from 15th January 2007 to 15th January 2008 bringing together work that will be placed in any space anywhere. The one common factor is that all the works in the exhibition are left in a place (for as long as they last). You may submit more than one work in the form of documentation of the work (for example photograph, text, link to movie or sound file) over the period of the year if the work evolves with exposure to the environment in which it is placed. Work can be submitted at any time during the year.

Art Below

Art Below provides artists with advertising space in the London Underground, turning Ad Space into Art Space. For a fee, your work will be displayed for a period of 2 weeks in a station of your choice and they also provide for a web page for online viewing.

Photography Book Proposal

Magenta Foundation is Canada's first charitable arts publishing house. Looking for almost finished bodies of photographic work to be published in a book format. Submissions will be reviewed four times a year by the Magenta Board.

Showcase your art activities

Showcase.culture.info is a new portal that lets you present clips of your arts activities or facilities to the world. The directory will make it easy to find arts clips hosted by YouTube and twenty other similar services around the world. The service will be launched on 1 June. E: info@culture.info with your clip (up to 10MB), preferably as a compressed file, or The relevant URL for any clip you already have on YouTube or a similar service. Include some notes (e.g. title, short description, artform, where your group/company is from, that you are doing and when if relevant, etc.) Showcase.culture.info is not live until June 2007.


Artefact will run in the Bar area, alongside exhibitions by internationally renowned artists taking place in the FACT Galleries. Work can be in any 2D medium, should have employed the use of technology at some stage during its production and must have been made within the last 3 years. Opportunity open only to artists based in North West England.


Residency at Cleveland, Ohio. National and international visual artists who work in any media. You need a recommendation from either a USA based artist or a director or curator to be considered for the residency. Fee: US$2000 honorarium, stipend for housing, a limited budget for material costs.


Bloc initiates shows for the exhibition programme but also welcome proposals direct from artists, they are currently looking for 2008 submissions. Committee meets monthly, please post submissions.

Deaf and Disabled Artists art

Calling all Disabled and Deaf Artists in the South West. Equata are currently in the process of designing their new website and want to showcase high quality disabled and deaf-led work, which may also be used in their publicity and marketing material. If interested please email Stephanie.

Art journal submissions

The Happy Hypocrite is a bi-annual journal for and about art writing. The pilot issue, 'Linguistic Hardcore' is due to be published by Book Works, Winter 2007.Book Works are looking for submissions for issue 2, 'Hunting and Gathering', and issue 3, 'Volatile Dispersal: Speed and Reading'.

Free exhibition space

Art@10GS would like to support artists of all disciplines: painting, photography, sculpture, glass, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, and performance artists are all welcome to exhibit. Transportation, installation and hanging costs are provided free of charge to the artists, and there is also the chance to hold an opening night event. Artists will receive 100% of the profit from any sales of artwork, as no commission will be taken. There will be 3 exhibitions per year, each displayed for a period of 3.5 months. The first show of 2008 will begin on Monday 7th January, with following shows beginning in May and August 2008.

Artists Film and Video submissions

Marmalade, publishers of visual theory, would like to invite artist film makers to submit film and video works for publication on their new artists film and video dvd label: Filmarmalade. Every year they will publish a series of films, selected through a process of invited and open submission. Each dvd will include one film only, however long or short, so as to maintain the individuality of each work and will be published as a limited edition. All dvd releases will be sold at £5.99/€10.

2008 Call for submissions

Whitecross Gallery is currently putting together their 2008 exhibitions program consisting of solo and group shows each for a period of 4 -5 weeks. They will consider quality work in any media by recent graduates through to more established artists applying individually or as a group. Please email your contact details, CV, artists statement, and up to 6 low res JPEGs.

The Angel Art Market

The Angel Art Market is a brand new event held at the Candid Galleries, in the heart of Angel, Islington. It takes place every weekend and features work from approximately 40 artists and designers per day, comprising a wide range of creative disciplines. Their aim is to stimulate and support creative production by offering artists the opportunity to showcase and sell their work at reasonable rates, and at the same time make the arts more accessible to the general public.

Jan van Eyck Academie

Annually, the Jan van Eyck organises a recruitment campaign for resarchers. Candidates are requested to submit proposals for research and/or production and to indicate the length of the desired research period (minimum 1 month, maximum 24 months). Deadline applications Fine Art: 1 October 2007 Deadline applications Fine Art, Deisgn, Theory: 15 April 2008

Vertrate Artistiche Toscane

All courses are 'hands on' and held by experienced teachers. Theory workshops are followed by practical project-based exercises. Can also help participants find suitable accommodation.

Turku Polytechnic

Turku Polytechnic was established in 1992 and is today the largest institution in Finland offering professional higher education. A multi-disciplinary educational institute offering a wide range of degree programmes, many of them cross-disciplinary. The polytechnic has expanded its research and development activities at the beginning of the new millennium. Presently, Turku Polytechnic has about 8000 students studying towards their Bachelor's degree. We develop our postgraduate degrees and actively provide continuing education to 5500 students per year. There are over 700 persons working permanently at Turku Polytechnic.

Transart Institute

Transart Institute, in cooperation with Danube University Krems (www.donau-uni.ac.at/en), offers an international low residency graduate art program leading to a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in New Media. Students pursue work in media art-related genres and create their own course of study. For two years, students work independently on art and research projects off-site with the support of faculty and self-chosen artist mentors. Lectures, critiques, performances, exhibitions, seminars and workshops take place in three intensive summer residencies on-site. The low-residency format permits students to continue with their professional life while participating in the program.

The Salignac Foundation (France)

The Foundation are a training organisation for both dance and video, holding regular contemporary classes and short courses throughout the year. They also have specialised workshops in 'Dance for the Camera' and 'Video Production Techniques, and cater for all levels. Weekend intensive classes cost around €240 (£160), 3 day courses are about €180 (£120) and 5 day courses are €300 (£200). Website has details of courses, prices, tutors etc.

The European League of Institutes of the Arts

ELIA is an independent network of Arts Education Institutes covering all the disciplines of the Arts: Dance, Design, Theatre, Fine Art, Music, Media Arts and Architecture. ELIA was founded in 1990 and now has approximately 350 members in 47 countries. Their ArtSchools-Europe website provides you with crucial information on Higher Arts Education in two different ways. You will find information on Higher Arts Education Institutes in Europe and National education systems for Higher Arts Education in the European Union.

Le Fresnoy

The national teaching and production centre for contemporary visual and audiovisual arts. It combines postgraduate studies with support for artistic production and a gallery and cinema exhibition programme open to the public. Le Fresnoy specialises in lens-based media (photography, film and video) and related disciplines (sound, digital). Situated in Tourcoing on the outskirts of the Lille agglomeration, Le Fresnoy combines studio and production facilities (digital and analogue, darkrooms and enlargers, digital suites, editing and post-production, sound recording and editing, filming studio, rehearsal space) with a large flexible gallery space and two cinema auditorium. The school has 48 students at any time - it's a two-year postgraduate course with 24 students in each intake. Students are 70 percent international (largely E. Europe, Latin America, Canada and Netherlands), 30 percent French. Entrance is by open application once a year.

Domus Academy

Recognised postgraduate school of design based in Milan, Italy. Since 1983 Domus has offered 6 different 12-14 month intensive Master Degree courses in design, fashion, interactive design, urban and city management, interior design and business design. Also on offer are short summer courses and special adhoc courses for visiting foreign school groups. Courses are held in Italian with simultaneous translation into English (for one or two semesters). Internships are also provided with local and national companies. All courses are validated and awarded by the University of Wales (www.wales.ac.uk).

De Appel Curatorial Training Programme

Founded in 1975, De Appel is 'an institute for contemporary art which provides space to artists for projects, installations and research'. The Curatorial Training Programme was initiated in 1994. The seven-month course aims to bridge the gap between the day-to-day practice of making exhibition and the theoretical background of academic art history studies. All areas from concept to realisation of an exhibition are covered. The course includes research visits to international exhibitions and a programme of seminars and lectures from distinguished visiting artists and curators. Deadline for this year is 31 january 2008.

Art Institue of Chicago School

The MA in Visual and Critical Studies is designed for students interested in the scholarly and creative investigation of the production, dissementation, and impact of visual images and experiences. With the visual as a starting point, graduate students are offered multiple methods of critical investigation to study the interactions between visual phenomena and their historical, disciplinary, and social contexts. In one-to-one advising sessions, students are encouraged to build their own practices, through writing and/or visual media. The master's thesis is a particular focus for developing individual contributions and skills. A unique aspect of the MA in VCS is that it offers the option of combining studio and critical practices within the context of the field of visual and critical studies. For the master's thesis, students are encouraged to use vigorous and innovative approaches to research and analysis--and the formats with which they disseminate the outcomes of their explorations.

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

The Rijksakademie provides a residency programme for sixty artists from around the world each year. Open to 'young' international visual artists (usual average age is late twenties) with some years of professional experience after arts education. The initial work period is January-December, with the possibility of continuation for a second year. Artists receive a stipend (around €9,500) and are provided with a studio, access to workshops, the academy's library, artists' documentation archive and art collection. There are studio visits from visiting artists, critics, curators and other advisers. The annual fee is €1,500.

HIAP Live Art Residency: the Cable Factory, Helsinki

Annually, two live artists are invited (through open applications) to develop their practice in the context of a three month HIAP residency at the Cable Factory in Helsinki with additional lecturing work at the Turku Academy. The residencies generally occur between November and April.

The Leleg Institute Project

The Leleg Institute Project considers the fast developing territory of work across conventionally recognised arts discipline as a starting point of its work. Its focus on the visual and performing arts and live art includes related practice in digital arts and new technologies, film and video, sculpture and design, building design and material culture, sound and music ethnology, documentation and archival research and new developments in social and cultural theory which directly impact on the experiments of a new generation of artists. By bringing together international artists and scholars, it hopes to create an environment which encourages experimentation and new vocabularies that contribute to the questions and concerns of contemporary live arts and performance practice.

The Experimental TV Center

The Experimental TV Center supports the creation of work using new electronic media technologies by providing space and time to artists for personal, self-directed creative investigations, and by providing funding and other administrative support directly to makers. It encourages an informed appreciation of media art by supporting the exhibition of film and electronic works by artists and by arts and cultural organisations, and initiates projects which address the needs for research, education and preservation, and place independent works within a larger cultural context.

The Kamiyama Artist-in-Residence

Resident artists sought annually for the Kamiyama International Village of Humanities and Arts, Japan. Artists are required to 'have an impact on the community', with materials, travel and accommodations costs at least partly covered. Deadline is usually in March.

Santa Fe Art Institute Artist and Writer Residencies

The Santa Fe Art Institute is a residency program in the Southwest of the United States. The SFAI has biannual deadlines of January and July 5 of each year for both artists and writers working in all disciplines. The SFAI encourages emerging and mid-career artists and writers to apply for one to three month long residencies. Spacious studios and private bedrooms with communal kitchens are available for each resident. Scholarships and stipends are available based on medium and need.

The Sanskriti Kendra

A three-month residency for practitioners of painting, sculpture, pottery and ceramics, photography, new media, design, art history, performance and crafts. The dates of the residency should be agreed with the Sanskriti Foundation. Fellowships available from UNESCO, Asia Links, Fullbright & other sources.

Rakow Grant for Glass Research

The Corning Museum of Glass sponsors a program which makes available one or more annual grants totalling up to $10,000. Individuals and institutions may apply. There are no national residency requirements, and the results of the research may be reported in any language, but preference may be given to projects which will bring researchers to Corning to study the Museum's collections or to use its Library. Preference will be given to projects which will be completed with the funding available, rather than to projects which will only be advanced by this grant. Projects which are a portion of a larger program, and which are already being funded by others, are unlikely to receive the award. To summarise: The judges are looking for a project which will lead to a finished product within the funding limits and whose research will bring the recipient to Corning.

Creative Glass Center of America

The center hosts three-month or six-week fellowship programmes for international artists working with glass.

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