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Georgia High School Drawing Competition 2008

Georgia high school art educators are invited to submit student work to the annual Georgia High School Drawing Competition. Entries are judged by a panel of SCAD professors and alumni; selected work is featured in a juried exhibition at SCAD-Atlanta. The competition honors talented visual art students in our state and the art educators who skillfully guide them toward success. Ten winners selected by the jury are offered scholarships to attend SCAD-Atlanta, SCAD-Savannah or SCAD e-Learning, upon application and admission to the college. Scholarships range from $1,500 to $5,000 per year and are renewable until completion of a bachelor’s degree (180 quarter hours), as long as the recipient is enrolled and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.


and at the end of June 2008 in Italy and in France. The Directors of Barcelona Dance Awards, present the 20th International Competitions and invite your dance group to performing and teaching at the most prestigious dance events in Europe the next season.

ZIFF 2008 Call for Film Entries

Zanzibar International Film Festival calls for film entries for its 11th festival (July 4-13, 2008). ZIFF 2008 is calling for entries in the feature, documentary, short and animation film categories from any genre BUT films with special attention to the year’s theme—Cultural Crossroads—are given priority.

Rwanda Film Festival invitation for entries

Rwanda Cinema Centre, that organises the annual Rwanda Film Festival, invites filmmakers to submit films for its festival to run in Kigali in March 16-30, 2008.

Prix Jeunesse International Call for Entries

Prix Jeunesse International,the world's leading festival and competition for children's and youth television invites you to enter your best programmes! PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL is not just a competition, but also a forum for evaluating the state of the industry?. By sending your best productions, you contribute to a week of eye-opening screenings, stimulating international discussion groups and informative new research results on children and media. Please check prixjeunesse.de for contest rules and registration forms. Deadline for programme entries: 10 December 2007. Deadline for participant registration: 30 April 2008.

University of California Announces 3rd International Competition with

The Professional Artists Lab (http://www.proartslab.ucsb.edu/) and the California NanoSystems Institute (http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu/) at the University of California, Santa Barbara continue their collaboration with the third STAGE International Script Competition, open to plays about science and technology. The winner of the Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration (STAGE) Competition will receive a US$10,000 prize, along with opportunities for developing and promoting the winning script. Submitted plays must explore scientific and/or technological stories, themes, issues or events. Multi-media theatre pieces, non-traditional plays and new forms are encouraged. (Science fiction is not eligible.) Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2007. The winning play will be announced in July, 2008. For complete submission guidelines and information about past winners, please visit our website at http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu/stage. Scripts will be judged by an esteemed panel of jurors from both the arts and sciences. Previous judges include: Nobel Laureates David Gross (2004 Physics) and Alan Heeger (2000 Chemistry); playwright and MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro; award-winning theatre, film and television director Arvin Brown; Dr. Polly Carl, Producing Artistic Director of the Minneapolis Playwrights' Center; Obie Award-winning playwright Lonnie Carter; award-winning playwright Constance Congdon; award-winning playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher; Morgan Jenness, dramaturge and literary agent at Abrams Artists Agency; Professional Artists Lab Playwright-in-Residence Barbara Lebow; Eduardo Machado, award-winning playwright and Artistic Director of New York's INTAR Theatre; and Tony and Olivier award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director Mark Medoff. STAGE endeavors to: - foster new and imaginative voices and methods of storytelling; - catalyze the development of art that depicts the technological age in which we live; - cultivate appreciation and collaboration between the two cultures of science and art; - promote understanding of the sciences in the public arena; - accomplish all of the above within an international community.

UNEP Launches 17th International Children's Painting Competition

UNEP has launched the 17th International children's painting competition. The Competition is organized annually by the UNEP and the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. It has been held since 1991 and has received over 190,000 entries from children in over 100 countries. This year’s Competition will focus on Climate Change: Actions we can take now. The selection process will be in two stages; the regional selection which will be done by UNEP Regional Offices and their partners, and the global selection which will be done by UNEP and its partners, Foundation for Global peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation.

Maisha Film Lab Accepting Applications for 2008

Maisha is seeking applications from Screenwriters, Directors, Editors, Sound Recordist and Cinematographers for our 2008 Annual Lab that will be held in Kampala , Uganda . Maisha trains in the short film format and requires a maximum of a 10 page scripts from the Screenwriters/Directors using natural light. The technical crews must send in samples of there previous work. The 25-day Lab begins with 12 selected screenwriter/directors who have been selected by a 35-person international reading committee based on their submitted short film scripts. For 7 days, they participate in intensive screenwriting workshops and one-on-one mentor meetings, also having time allotted to revise their work and discuss films. Simultaneously, 9 trainees in cinematography, sound recording, and editing work with mentors in their own specialties. At the end of this first week, the mentors discuss the projects with Maisha’s administrative teams, and three filmmakers are selected to shoot their projects. The remaining filmmakers become production managers and first assistant directors, and 3 production teams are assembled to start production. MAISHA IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR FILMMAKING LAB FOR JULY/AUGUST 2008. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS February 1ST, 2008 FOR ALL APPLICANTS.

DIFF Call for film entries

The 29th edition of the Durban International Film Festival calls for entries from around the world. Feature films, short films and documentaries are all welcome. The festival does have a competition component. The deadline for entries is 31 March 2008 for short films and documentaries; 15 April 2008 for feature films. Early submissions are encouraged.

Bogotá Film Festival Call for Entries

Bogotá Film Festival calls for film entries to its 25th edition to hold October 1-9, 2008. The films to be submitted on DVD must be in English or with English subtitles.Send to: Festival de Cine de Bogotá,Carrera 10 # 27-51, Oficina 325, Bogotá, Colombia, S.A.Direct

Ten filmmakers Sought to Attend Six-week Fellowship in The USA

The Documentary Center at the George Washington University announces the establishment of the Documentary Center GWU/Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Department of State Fellowship in Documentary Filmmaking. We are seeking ten emerging filmmakers from across the globe to attend a six-week fellowship at the Documentary Center. The goals of this intensive fellowship are: € To encourage the development of documentary filmmakers from around the globe; € To heighten the awareness of the work of these individuals in front of program executives from the US and other Western broadcast and funding outlets; and € To engage these non-fiction innovators in an international dialogue to enhance the development, production,and distribution of documentary film throughout the world. We are currently seeking emerging filmmakers from Algeria, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Somalia, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and West Bank/Gaza to apply for this program. All expenses, including international and domestic US travel, housing, food per diem, materials, equipment, and attendance at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival are covered for all fellowship participants. Nina Gilden Seavey Director, The Documentary Center Co-Director, The Center for Innovative Media School of Media and Public Affairs The George Washington University 805 21st St. NW Suite 519 Washington, DC 20052 (202) 994-6787 (voice); (202) 994-5806 (fax)

Lola Kenya Screen 2008 Call for Film Submission

Lola Kenya Screen, eastern Africa’s first and only audiovisual event exclusively designed for children and youth, is calling for film entries in all genres and from all over the world for 3rd Lola Kenya Screen that runs in Nairobi, Kenya (August 4-9, 2008). The deadline for entries is April 15, 2008. Eligible films are those made by children and youth, made with children and youth, and those made for children and youth, i.e. Lola Kenya Screen accepts films made by professionals and amateurs that focus on children and youth. Lola Kenya Screen also accepts family films. Theme The theme of the festival is “Keeping Films for Children and Youth in Focus” Target Audience Lola Kenya Screen caters to children (6-13 years), youth (14-25 years), and family. Lola Kenya Screen receives films by students, films by children and youth, films with children and youth, experimental films, television series, interactive digital games and even creatively packaged music videos. Lola Kenya Screen serves films of all lengths, formats and in all conceivable genres. Please do not wait till the last minute to send in your film. Do so today. The deadine for film entries is April 15, 2008.

Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Call for Entries

Agora Gallery will hold its 23rd annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, starting February 7, 2008. Selected artists will gain exposure by exhibiting their work in the famed Chelsea art community. The competition will be juried by an influential voice in the art world, Manon Slome, Chief Curator of the Chelsea Art Museum. The names of the winning artists will be announced on April 15, 2008. Selected artists will receive awards valued at US$38,000, including several cash prizes, internet promotion on the Art-Mine.com website and a one-page review with two color images in ARTisSpectrum magazine. In addition, Manon Slome, the internationally renowned curator and art consultant, will select the work of 15-20 artists to participate in a group exhibition at Agora Gallery. Entries should be submitted online.

Call for Participants in 3rd Lola Kenya Screen's Programmes

Lola Kenya Screen, an annual international film festival, production workshop and market for children and youth in eastern Africa, is looking for children and youth living in Nairobi and its environs, and who are knowledgeable, opinionated and interested in film, journalism, and cultural events’ presentation to serve on her four programmes during the 3rd Lola Kenya Screen (August 4-9, 2008).

Videos, photos from young journalists wanted

The Paola Biocca International Reportage Award, which carries a prize of EUR10,000, will go to a journalist who submits an exemplary photo or video report from any part of the world. Entry deadline is February 28, 2008. Winners also will get recognition at the International Journalism Festival, scheduled for April 9 to 13 in Perugia, Italy. Journalists worldwide are eligible to enter the competition if they are younger than 35.

Artists Collective, Inc.

Subtheme:Promote Teens' Artistic Advancement Web address:www.xenonarts.com/art_org/ac/index.html Address:1200 Albany Avenue Hartford, CT 6112 Date Awarded:September 07, 2007 (FY 2008) Grant Duration:1 year Grant Fiscal Year:2008 Grant Amount:$75,000.00

Public Art Commissioning Opportunities

As part of Chinatown Arts Festival 2008: Five Circles, Chinatown Arts Space and Chinatown’s principal landowner, Shaftesbury PLC, are working in creative partnership to commission two major new pieces of exciting public art for London’s Chinatown. These are two significant opportunities for East Asian artists to win a prestigious commission and see their work showcased in the heart of a major capital city. Artists are encouraged to create ideas for contemporary works that address both the heritage and history of London’s Chinatown, and that celebrate the current diversity and dynamism of the area.

Triparks A project of Aune Head Arts with Somerset Art Week and Allenheads Contemporary Arts

Triparks is a collaborative project that will explore links between three National Parks, Dartmoor, Exmoor and Northumberland. Three lead artists and three early career artists are being commissioned to develop artworks during residencies in one of the three parks (two artists will be resident in each park). Artists resident on Dartmoor will be hosted by Aune Head Arts, those on Exmoor will be hosted by Somerset Art Week and those artists in Northumberland will be hosted by Allenheads Contemporary Arts. We are looking for artists who work in any artform, including sonic and performing artists, who are able to demonstrate both a quality of work, an ability to work sensitively and openly with others and who are able actively to engage audiences. In addition we will be bringing in an evaluator a web programmer and an exhibition curator/designer. The early career artists will be offered professional peer mentoring. Following our usual practice (visit www.auneheadarts.org.uk for details of previous projects) we have kept the artist brief very open to allow work to develop in ways that we might not have anticipated.


Open to all US and international artists working in 2D and 3D media. Entries juried by Elisabeth Sussman, Curator, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC. Cash prizes, Group exhibition and Power-Point presentation, July 1-18, 2008. Send SASE for prospectus: Viridian Artists Inc, 530 West 25 St, New York NY 10001


March 17 - April 11, 2008. Juror: Steven Bleicher. Cash Awards. Open to all 18 or older. No commission taken on sales. All work on paper accepted... except giclee prints or other reproduction printing. Only original work. Max size: 24' x 36', matted or framed. Judged from slides & cds. For prospectus & entry form: David McCormick, Studio 107, Box 2265, Whiteville NC 28472 OR 910-642-7141x237

STUDIO SPACE near Death Valley

STUDIO SPACE near Death Valley available on a daily/weekly/monthly basis for visual and performing artists. The 2,250 sq ft studio contains a 1,125 sq foot multi-purpose workshop/exhibit space, intaglio printmaking presses, electricity and wide open vistas. Museum membership and a daily rate of $25.00 per artist applies.


Year-round 2-12 week independent residencies. Residents receive private studios, rooms and 3 meals daily, plus access to prominent Visiting Artists offering slide talks and studio visits. In addition to VSC Fellowships open to all artists and writers, a number of Special Fellowships are also awarded. General Fellowships : All artists and writers; Brown Award (3): Artists/writers living in Texas; Dedalus Award (6): Painters whose work is an extension of the modernist tradition as embodied in the work of Robert Motherwell. Golden Award (1): All painters; New Jersey Award (1) : New Jersey visual artists and writers with demonstrable financial need (see above web address for guidelines for including financial information); Wheels for Wheels Award (1): Artists/writers who use wheelchairs, or with other mobility restriction. Contact: Vermont Studio Center, Box 613, Johnson VT 05656 OR 802-635-2727

Applications for the Second Annual "A Taste for the Arts" juried art exhibit are now being accepted.

The exhibit is part of a weekend festival of music and art scheduled for June 7 & 8, 2008, in historic Hermann, Missouri. Artists can submit in 12 categories: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, clay, sculpture, wood, metalsmithing, jewelry, glass, mixed media and textiles/fiber. Application fee is $20 per category with 10' x 10' booth spaces ranging from $75 to $100. Artists must submit four digital images of their work and one of their booth display. Application materials and details are available at: East Central College 636-583-5195x2409


Currently seeking artists to fill its 2009-2010 Solo Exhibition Schedule. Artists living in the Mid Atlantic region (PA, OH, NY, NJ, MD, VA, W.VA, DE and Washington DC) are invited to apply. Please submit a proposal that includes contact information, artist statement, 10-20 images on CD(jpeg format 500kb max no other formats will be accepted) or slides, image list, resume or curriculum vitae, SASE for return of materials and $30.00 review fee to: Call for Artists, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, 124 East Leasure Av, New Castle PA 16101.

Applications for the Second Annual "A Taste for the Arts" juried art exhibit are now being accepted.

The exhibit is part of a weekend festival of music and art scheduled for June 7 & 8, 2008, in historic Hermann, Missouri. Artists can submit in 12 categories: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, clay, sculpture, wood, metalsmithing, jewelry, glass, mixed media and textiles/fiber. Application fee is $20 per category with 10' x 10' booth spaces ranging from $75 to $100. Artists must submit four digital images of their work and one of their booth display. Application materials and details are available at: East Central College 636-583-5195x2409

Small Works Show

Small Works Show - all media juried fine art and craft exhibition will run March 7 - March 30. Juror: Tessa E. Rickard. Accepting original works in all mediums, 2-D and 3-D, made by traditional and experimental styles; including painting and drawing, sculpture, photography, jewelry, clay, and mixed media. No video. Must not exceed 12 inches in any direction, including frame and attached base. Entry fee. Contact for a prospectus: Northville Art House, 215 West Cady St, Northville MI 48167 OR 248-344-0497

The 22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition

The 22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition places ten new sculptures on the campus of Appalachian State University located in Boone, NC and includes works selected from two categories: completed and site-specific. The competition is open to sculptors who are over the age of 18 and currently residing in the US. Awards and Honoraria total $15,000 along with installation assistance, full color catalog, corporate sales, and a residency program. Serving as this year's juror is Dr. Sarah Clark-Langager, Director and Curator of the Outdoor Sculpture Collection, at Western Gallery located at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. The Rosen is a part of An Appalachian Summer Festival - a multi-arts festival featuring music, dance, theatre and visual arts. The entry fee is $20. Send SASE to: 22nd Rosen, Attn: Brook Bower, Box 32139, Boone NC 28608 OR 828-262-7520

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS available in an intense MFA interdisciplinary visual arts program.

Facilities include fully equipped darkrooms for: black and white, color, non-silver and mural printing. Also available is a digital lab with new iMacs and Epson 4800 and 9800 printers. Students are provided with individual studios as well as a graduate darkroom. Stipends for nine month contract periods are approx $10,000 plus tuition waiver and can include teaching experience. For information and application write: Professor Catherine Angel, Coordinator of Photography, Art Department, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas NV 89154-5002


A thematic exhibition based on a comparison of imaginary and reality based art forms. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, April 3 -26, 2008 and is open for entry to all artists working in any media. $1000 cash award.

CALADAN GALLERY presents "TRANSFORMING MATTER", a juried exhibition

Objects, histories, have a basic reality to them. Part of what we do as artists is question the balance of this reality with possibility. We investigate, non-judgmentally, the nature of things as they are seen, and as they are unseen. We put existence through a ringer. Whether it be an idea or a toy or a mathematical equation, it lies subject to scrutiny through the eyes of a visual alchemist. This exhibition will challenge the limitations set forth for us, but rarely adhered to. Artists working in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital media, textiles, mixed media, and installation are eligible.

Call for Entries - 2008 International Juried Photo Competition: Through A Lens - Patterns of People or Patterns in Nature - by the Coastal Arts League

Through A Lens - Patterns of People or Patterns in Nature - by the Coastal Arts League - Half Moon Bay, CA. Over $2,200 in Cash Prizes. Juror: Michael Collopy. Exhibition: April 2008.

Artists - Balance your life. Sell your art!

Jan 17/18 & 21-25 A 7-day Tele-conference with 13 successful artists and art-career experts who tell you how to balance creating and surviving, which art laws you must know, time management for creative rhythms, if art agents are right for you, current art licensing trends, and more.

Street Photography - Photographing life in public spaces and the many elements that affect our daily lives "on the street."

The images can be in urban or rural settings, and from any country or culture in the world. Gallery Exhibition - March 28 - April 26, 2008. Awards: Presentation in CameraArts magazine Artists' ShowCase, $600 in awards, Two-year online exhibition.


Projekt30 will host its third annual theme exhibition: 'The Sex Issue' showcasing fine artists who comment upon gender and sex in our society. We are accepting work ranging from the personal, to the political, to the near-pornographic. The exhibition will be publicly juried: Artwork submitted will be presented prior to the exhibition so visitors may help select what will be included, unlike other juried exhibitions everyone receives exposure. The final exhibition will consist of work from 30 artists. It will run from February 14, 2008 to April 15, 2008.

Free Monthly Art Contests for Cash Prizes

Compete with other artists and photographers in our free monthly art contests for cash and other great prizes. A Singular Creation provides a free online venue to showcase your art and photography. Your images will be juried by our panel, as well as rated by our visitors. Winners will be selected accordingly. We will start the cash pot at a different amount, depending on the theme. In addition to cash prizes, we will award various prizes donated by our sponsors. Also, all winners will be featured on our website and in our e-newsletters sent to over 5,000 subscribers.

Americas 2008: All Media

Works in any medium, traditional or experimental, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition.

Go Green Installation

All artists and general public worldwide are allowed to enter. All work will be accepted and displayed. Send handwritten or typed words in any language about the environment. The paper can be either rolled, folded, scrap, colored or uneven preferably recycled and no larger than 8.5' x 11' (22 cm x 28 cm). Drawings or photographs can be part of the work. No painting will be accepted. Please put your name and where you are from in the lower right hand corner of your submission. The work will not be returned, since it will be part of a larger installation. The complete space of the gallery will become an installation where one message is heard 'GO GREEN'. The aim of this show is to let the public voice their concerns about the environment. If there is enough response, this installation will become a touring exhibition.

Winnebagoland Art Fair

Original works in all the Fine Arts categories including painting, collage, drawing, photographs, wood/stone carving/metal sculpture, jewelry, glass work, batik, pastel

22nd Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Festival

Applications available on website after January 18, 2008. All items MUST be done by artist and artist MUST be present. Crafts must be of fine craft nature. No resale/commercial work. Send 3 photos of work & 1 of booth.

27th Annual Juried Miniatures Art Show

Miniatures only. Please see downloadable prospectus on website for details.

Alpan International 2008

Any artist over 18 years of age working in two and three dimensions in any media (including photography, digital art, installation). Maximum size of 6 ft. in height or width for 2D works, and 6 ft. in any dimension for 3D works.

ASAA International Aerospace Art Exhibition

Sponsor: American Society of Aviation Artists Venue: The Museum of Flight Awards: Many Eligibility: See the Call for Entries announcement. Fees: $10 per entry for ASAA members; $20 per entry for non-members

Birds in Art

The Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, is accepting submissions of contemporary paintings, works on paper, and sculpture for its 33rd annual juried exhibition, Birds in Art. All works must interpret birds and related subject matter.

"How children see the world"

Venue: My own small studio Awards: $10.00/$20.00/$30.00. Total:$1,000.00 in prizes Juror: The visiting public will sign to vote Eligibility: Children aged 5 to 15, to help me raise money for my charities. All my yearly charity donations can be proven.

Viridian Artists 19th International Juried Competition

All US and International artists working in 2D and 3D media.

Love Scenes: Erotica, Romance, and other objects of desire

Any artist 21+ in any media from around the world

Art on the Streets

Venue: Downtown Colorado Springs Awards: 30K in prizes to the top three places Juror: Adam Lerner, Executive Director, The Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar Eligibility: All artists

Exhibition Proposals

South Shore Art Center seeks proposal ideas for its Bancroft Gallery space for 2009-2010. Group shows by New England artists preferred.

Twenty-eighth July National Show

Venue: 130 E. West St. Southport NC Awards: $1000 BOS- total $6,000 Juror: 2D- Betsy Dilliard Stroud, 3D- Ben Owen III Eligibility: open to all 2D and 3D

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