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‘Darkness’: open call for exhibition proposals for TestBed, at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales

TestBed is the ‘conceptual’ space at Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown, Powys, mid Wales. http://www.orieldavies.org/test-bed/ We are looking for an installation / exhibition / project on the theme of ‘Darkness’, using any media, for presentation between 16 July - 31 August 2011. Original approaches to presenting work or ideas are encouraged, particularly those with a life beyond the physical constraints of the Testbed Gallery space, including (but not limited to) an online presence. Proposals are invited from emerging artists and those more established keen to develop and showcase changes in their practice. A small exhibition fee is offered. Proposals should include CV, 200-300 word statement, how you would utilise the space, how this opportunity would develop your practice, dimensions/visualisations of the proposed work, 6-10 images of current work, and an SAE for return of images (if applicable). Please note that only artists based in Wales or the counties directly bordering on Wales are eligible to apply. All artists submitting proposals should read http://www.orieldavies.org/downloads/test-bed-proposals.pdf Send proposals or queries to: testbed@orieldavies.org Proposals may also be posted to: Test Bed, Oriel Davies Gallery, The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 5pm, 7 April 2011

‘Muzic Paintings’, Looking for Partners

Mr. SuhaasyaM painter from India is looking for art galleries/dealers as business partners to showcase his latest series of ‘Muzic Paintings’ (paintings based on music compositions, songs and poems). Which include paintings, photographs & costume D’zines. Which covers likes of Last Xmas-George Micheal, Coat of Many Colors-Dolly Parton, Touch Me (I want2feel ur body)-Samantha Fox & Thank U England by artist himself and such many more. Contact suhaasyam@live.com for further details and work samples.

b.j. spoke annual EXPO competition

USA and international entries welcome. Oils, acrylics, mixed media, pastel, watercolor, drawings, graphics, photography, sculpture. Not open to crafts.

b.j. spoke Gallery Expo 28 Annual Fine Arts Competition

Visual Arts Deadline: 10-31-2008

Badlands National Park, AIR Program

Badlands National Park, AIR Program, PO Box 6, Interior, SD 57750 (605) 433-5361. Prairie grasslands support bison and pronghorn antelope; park also contains fossils 26 to 37 million years old. Residencies of 4-6 weeks. Housing at park headquarters. Bicycle provided. Artists asked to make 2 presentations at a local school and contribute one work of art. Open in the Fall and Spring for residencies of 2 to 4 weeks. Stipend provided. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers.

Bailando con la Muerte - Dancing With Death

General/mixed Deadline: 10-16-2008

Bailando con la Muerte - Dancing With Death

General/mixed. Deadline: 10-16-2008

Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators

Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators, Udden Grand 3, SE-621 56 Visby 00000, Sweden. Tel: 011-46 (0) 498-21-8385. Up to eleven artists at a time working in fiction, poetry, or translation. Residencies of 4 weeks, open year round. Provides housing, studio, food. Welcomes applicants from all counrties but priority is given to those from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Sweden.

Baltimore Clayworks

MARYLAND Baltimore Clayworks, 5706 Smith Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209 (410) 578-1919. One year AIR for an artist working in ceramics, pays small stipend, one artist per year. No housing provided. Studio space, access to equipment, solo exhibition. (visual arts)

Baltimore Community Foundation Grants

Discretionary funds of the foundation are used by the board for initiatives that meet the changing needs of the community. Funds primarily support programs/projects that serve children and families, cultural, neighborhood, human service, and other community needs. Areas of interest include arts and culture, children and families, and community development. Types of support include seed money grants, matching funds, capital grants, general operating grants, consulting personnel, program development, and endowment funds. The board meets quarterly to review requests.

Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic

All entries must be original works, completed within the last three years and not previously exhibited in prior BWS exhibitions. All entrees must be 18 years or older and reside in one of the following: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia. All paintings must be on paper using one of the following aqueous media: watercolor gouache, casein or acrylic. Frame size shall not exceed 48 inches in either dimension and image size is not to be any smaller than 10 inches in any direction. The painting must be framed with a plain white, cream, or light gray mat, under plexiglass if larger than a half sheet or if shipped, backing is also to be archival. A 35% comission will be taken on all sales and all works have to be for sale.

Banff Centre

Founded in 1933, the Banff Centre for the Arts is an international centre for the fine arts; since the 1950s, it has offered programmes in management and leadership training; and more recently, it offers courses on mountain culture. The Centre, located on a world heritage site in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada, is near the town of the same name which boasts a mineral hot springs, and has attracted all kinds of artists seasonally since the early 1880s. A site slideshow introduces the diverse activities at the Centre, including conferences; arts festivals; competitions; film shoots; lectures; professional development; a wired writing studio; recitals, jazz concerts and other musical performances. The site also elaborates upon its facilities, current events, national and international connections and impact, and lists hundreds of famous alumni. The site provides in-depth descriptions of all its programmes in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, and literary arts, as well as electronic arts and aboriginal arts. It also gives information on the application process and financial aid to attend. It offers programmes of varying duration and at different levels. The site posts job announcements and gives an overview of services and housing available for support staff who work at the Centre. The site has a searchable index to aid navigation, as well as fundraising information and copies of annual reports and other administrative publications.

Banff residency

An eight-to-ten week residency in the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada

Banff: Media and Visual Arts Thematic Residency

The Banff Centre is Canada's only learning centre dedicated to the arts, leadership development, and mountain culture. Each year the residencies are themed.

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 East River Rd., Fridley, MN 55432 (763) 574-1850. Community arts center in an 1847 inn on the National Registry of Historic Sites. Has one writer and one visual artist in residence for a 12 month term beginning in September. Opportunities to teach and mentor, give exhibitions or readings, small stipend.

Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival 2009

Bar Harbor, Maine. Deadline: July 1, 2009. Jury Fee: $35.00. Event Dates: August 14-16, 2009. The 2009 Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival will once again be held at the peak of the season and has an improved location for this year. The show this year will be held on Newport Drive on the grounds of Bar Harbor.

Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Huntington Library and Art Gallery is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, the history of science, and photography. The program awards fellowships to support nontenured faculty members pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to the Huntington's collections while revising a manuscript for publication. Recipients are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington during the nine- to 12-month fellowship tenure and to participate in the intellectual life of the center. There is no application form. Applications consist of cover sheet, description of the project, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation.


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.

Barclays Social Responsibility Programme

This programme's current focus is on education, the environment, the arts, people with disabilities and social inclusion. Listed among the types of projects they are willing to consider are those that provide additional amenities for schools, initiatives promoting the development and welfare of young people, and projects which help community groups to improve their local environment. Funding is generally between

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Sponsorships & Donations - National program

Barnes &n Noble

Barnes & Noble Sponsorship Program - Local Program

Barnes and Noble Corporate Contributions Program

Barnes and Noble Corporate Contributions Program supports nonprofit organizations that focus on literacy, the arts, and education (K-12) in the communities where company stores are located. Funded organizations must be willing to work with the local stores on in-store programming. Limited support is also provided for national nonprofit organizations that focus on literacy, the arts or K-12 education. Requests are accepted throughout the year. Local and regional organizations should submit proposals to the community relations manager or store manager at the local Barnes & Noble store.


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Bartlesville Art Association Spring Art Show 2008

This judged competition is open to all artists 16 yrs. and older. The judge, Dr. Rosemary Wright will award ribbons and cash prizes totaling more than $4,000. Categories: Painting; works created in oils and/or acrylics, watercolors, and pastels. Drawing, Graphics, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Photography, Ceramics / Pottery, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Wood and Stone. All artwork must be original in concept and execution, completed in the last 2 years and not previously entered in the BAA Spring Art Show. Fees: $15 per entry for BAA members, $20 per entry for non-members. Each artist is entitled to enter a total of two works. All entries must be for sale. A full commission will be retained of 30% per item sold. Contact information: Show Chairman, Sarah Derryberry, 918-336-3682, or e-mail sdberry56@sbcglobal.net, or Bartlesville Art Association, 918-336-6644(message phone), or e-mail: info@bartlesvilleartassociation.com. Website: www.bartlesvilleartassociation.org

Bartlett Festival of the Arts 2009

Illinois. Deadline: March 15, 2009. Jury Fee: $15.00. Event Dates: June 27-28, 2009. For the past 5 years, Arts in Bartlett, the local arts council in this thriving community 35 miles northwest of Chicago, has presented Bartlett’s only juried fine arts show. Arts in Bartlett, a dynamic all-volunteer 501(c) 3 organization, prides itself on presenting high-quality, yet affordable fine arts and fine crafts in this highly anticipated annual event. It is free and held outdoors in Bartlett Park, a beautiful shaded park with a quaint gazebo, air-conditioned Log Cabin for artist breaks, playground and free parking. Local vendors and restaurants provide a variety of food choices. In 2008, we made this festival a more comprehensive festival of the arts to include not only the visual arts with juried artists, but also music, dance, story-telling, children’s art activities, drama, wine tastings, culinary and artist demonstrations, attracting many visitors to enjoy a wide spectrum of the cultural arts. In 2009, we plan to continue this festival concept.

Basic Support Grants (BSG)

Basic Support Grants (BSG)

Basically Modern Arts Sanctuary

Basically Modern Arts Sanctuary, 468 Lobdell Mill Rd., Westerloo, NY 12193 (518) 797-3728. Residency on the northern edge of the Catskill Mountains in a house surrounded by wilderness and a river, the Basic Creek. Can accomodate one artist at a time (or one partnered couple) for residencies of 2 to 10 days from May to October. Open to composers, visual artists, writers, and others from the US and abroad. Artist gets a bedroom, private office, all meals. Access to Steinway grand piano, wireless internet connection. No fees. Sponsored by the Basso Moderno Duo.

Basil H. Alkazzi Award & Sheldon Bergh Award

Details of the Basil H. Alkazzi Award [USA] and The Sheldon Bergh Award [USA] from 1987 to 2000.

Bay and Paul Foundations Grants

The majority of grants are now directed to professional development with an emphasis on facilitative, distributive leadership and to the intentional interruption of inequitable policies, practices, and cultural norms. Many grants support a variety of efforts to empower students and teachers by promoting the practice of democracy in schools, encouraging student voice, advancing an ethic of environmental stewardship, and integrating academic course work with meaningful community service. In addition, math and science projects and projects that seek to strengthen the developmentally critical role of the arts are supported.

Bay Area Video Coalition

Offers fiscal sponsorship to 'independent artists/producers who are soliciting funding from private foundations, government agencies, and individual donors for their non-commercial, video-based projects' and a number of grants for established video and media artists.

Bayer Foundation

The Foundation is committed to improving the communities in which our employees live and work by giving primary consideration to organizations that serve these geographic areas. Funding interests include Civic and Social Service Programs, Science Education and Workforce Development, The Arts, Art Education and Culture.

Bayer Foundation Grants

The Bayer Foundation supports programs that enhance the quality of life, provide unique and enriching opportunities that connect diverse groups and ensure preparedness for tomorrow's leaders. The Foundation welcomes proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations whose programming matches at least one of the following areas: Civic and Social Service Programs; Education and Workforce Development; Arts and Culture and Health and Human Services.

BC Book Prizes

December 1

Beaufort County Arts Council - Annual Fine Arts Show

Annual Fine Arts Show: Held in October and open to artists entering works in five categories: watercolor; oils and acrylics; graphics; mixed media; photography; and three-dimensional works. A maximum of four original works not previously entered in BCAC exhibits accepted per artist; work is judged not juried. Open to artists 18 years and older. More than $3,000 in cash awards. See web site for details.

Beauty for Ashes-Oct. 22-25, 2008

Visual Arts Deadline: 10-20-2008

Beauty, Decoration and Ornament

Beauty, Decoration and Ornament is an international competitive exhibition sponsored by the art department at ENMU-Roswell. Both cash and scholarship awards will be granted (Jury is a committee of art faculty members from ENMU-R, and judge is Miranda Howe). Qualifications Open to artists at any level of development who believe their work is beautiful, decorative or ornamental in any sense or interpretation of any of those terms. How to Apply Visit http://www.roswell.enmu.edu/liberal_arts/art_exhibit.php to request e-prospectus, which may also be requested directly from Jennie.Bower@roswell.enmu.edu.


Aimed at second and third year undergraduates and MA students working in film and video.

Beeing a member of the SAATCHI-FAMILY

My dream is to be part of the saatchi-family. If I have to mery somebody for this matter, I'd became a bigamist. is there another way of getting in this famos family?

Bell Canada Award in Video Art

Bell Canada Award in Video Art


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Bellagio Study and Conference Center

Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10018-2702. Runs Bellagio, on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. No fees, but artists responsible for own travel costs. 4-5 week residencies, spouses may accompany artists.

Bellagio Study and Conference Centre

The Foundation seeks applicants who are able to demonstrate a history of significant achievement in their respective artistic disciplines. Individuals from developing countries and young artists with significant accomplishments -- exhibitions, publications, performances -- are particularly encouraged to apply. One month residencies in this study centre on Lake Como, Italy, with the expectation of an exhibition, publication or performance at the end.

Belle Arti Prize

Belle Arti Prize. A $5000 acquisitive prize. All entrants receive a free professional quality hand stretched linen canvas. Entrants: Australia wide.

Belluard Bollwerk International

The Belluard Bollwerk International started in 1983, and produces and presents projects in all fields of contemporary visual art in Fribourg, Switzerland. An annual contest commissions work to be produced, with artists invited to present it in Switzerland.

Belluard Bollwerk International

PO Box CH - 1701, Fribourg, Switzerland Tel: +41 26 321 2420 Fax: +41 26 321 2421 Email: belluard@bluewin.ch The Belluard Bollwerk International started in 1983, and produces and presents projects in all fields of contemporary visual art in Fribourg, Switzerland. An annual contest commissions work to be produced, with artists invited to present it in Switzerland. Each winning project chosen by the jury shall be helped out by the BBI up to the sum of 6,000 Euros, at the very most. Participants are free to acquire additional funding from public authorities or firms so as to complete their budgets. See the website (which is in German, French and English) for up to date application information.

Belo Foundation Grants

The foundation supports primarily Dallas-Fort Worth area nonprofits. The company's giving focuses on two main areas: enhancing urban parks and open spaces, and journalism education that promotes an informed citizenry. Past grant winners include local groups that commissioned art works for downtown public places, schools, universities, and children's agencies. Belo provides funds for capital and endowment campaigns, scholarship funds, operating budgets, and building construction and renovation.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St., Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 341-7130. 2 urban warehouses, 5 studios with apartments. Artists purchase own food and prepare meals; monthly stipend paid, residencies of 3 mos.; artists must donate one piece and give at least one informal slide presentation. Equipment provided (kilns, bridge crane, forklifts, welding equipment, woodshop and tools, metalworking equipment, darkroom, video camera, editing equipment, printmaking equipment). 'Designed to foster creativity and the productive exchange of ideas.'

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Few programs exist either on the national or international level where the sole mission is to support the creativity of artists. From the beginning, the art-making process has been the highest priority at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, where both the atmosphere and environment offer an ideal situation for creative growth and experimentation. We address the practical aspects of this mission by providing well-equipped studio spaces, living accommodations and monthly stipends. Located in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet, our facilities are designed to foster creativity and the productive exchange of ideas. Artists from around the world come to the Bemis Center to work in this supportive community and confront new challenges. Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 724 South 12th St. Omaha NE, 68102 www.bemiscenter.org Contact Information: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Contact Email: info@bemiscenter.org Contact Phone: 402-341-7130 Response Deadline: 12/1/2008


Because Exceptional Talent Deserves to be Supported… Few programs exist either on the national or international level where the sole mission is to support the creativity of artists. From the beginning, the art-making process has been the highest priority at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, where both the atmosphere and environment offer ideal situations for creative growth and experimentation. We address the practical aspects of this mission by providing well-equipped studio spaces, living accommodations and monthly stipends. Located in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet, our facilities are designed to foster creativity and the productive exchange of ideas. Artists from the world come to the Bemis Center to work in this supportive community and confront new challenges. Are you ready for your residency? www.bemiscenter.org 724 South 12th St, Omaha, NE 68102 P 402.341.7130 F 402.341.9791

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