January 2010 Opportunities & Resources
Convocatoria de fotoperiodismo sobre el tema de los Periodistas Sin Voz en el marco del Festival de la Francofonía y del Día Mundial de la Libertad de Prensa
En el marco del festival de la Francofonía 2010, la Alianza Francesa de México, centro Polanco, quiere abrir su espacio (galería, restaurante y lobby de entrada) a los fotoperiodistas que “molestan”, a quien no se les deja informar de lo que se considera “indecible” por ser “políticamente incorrecto” y que, por lo mismo, reciben presiones y no encuentran un lugar donde enseñar su trabajo.
Hoy día, y desafortunadamente todavía en muchos países del mundo, la separación entre los tres poderes (ejecutivo, legislativo y judicial) imaginada por Locke y Montesquieu no está respectada del todo, cuando es una de las claves por una democracia efectiva y por la libertad de expresión y de pensamiento en un país.
La prensa, que se considera justo como el cuarto de dichos poderes, pues se encuentra sin voz, controlada por el poder económico y vigilada por el poder político. Ahora bien, cuando la separación de los poderes se difumina y que la prensa se debilita, la corrupción aumenta y los tráficos proliferan.
Por eso, a todos los Periodistas Sin Voz, la AFM propone mandar antes del 15 de marzo 2010 una selección de 4 fotos que, según ellos, ilustran la temática de la libertad de la prensa. Cada foto será acompañada de un texto corto (max. 5 líneas) que explique el contexto de la imagen. De dichas fotos se seleccionarán 2 por periodista para ser expuestas.
La exposición se inaugurara el miércoles 24 de marzo del 2010 y permanecerá hasta el día lunes 3 de mayo: Día Mundial de la Libertad de la Prensa, clausurándose por una conferencia-debate sobre la Libertad de Expresión.
La convocatoria esta abierta a todos, sin distinción de estilo, género o nacionalidad. Se les pedirá a los periodistas/fotógrafos seleccionados imprimir y enmarcar los dos tirajes seleccionados.
15 de marzo: fecha límite de entrega de las 4 propuestas de fotos con texto corto (max. 5 líneas) de contextualización.
17 de marzo: publicación en el sitio www.alianzafrancesademexico.org.mx del resultado de la convocatoria
22 de marzo: entrega de las fotos impresas y enmarcadas a la Alianza francesa de México, centro Polanco
24 de marzo: Inauguración de la exposición Periodistas Sin Voz
Para mayor información: http://www.alianzafrancesademexico.org.mx/cultura
Alianza Francesa Polanco
Sócrates 156 Col. Polanco, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, México, D.F. C.P. 11560
Tel. 1084 4190 ext. 1001 / 1002
Publication of the Year Award: Call for Submissions
Publication award opportunity for artist books, publications, DVDs, etc.
Specific Object / David Platzker is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 2009 Specific Object Publication of the Year Award. Since 2004, Specific Object has annually selected a Specific Object Publication of the Year. Winners of the Award receive a cash prize of $500 and the title of Specific Object Publication of the Year.
Rules for consideration for the Specific Object 2009 Publication of the Year
Work[s] that will be considered are artists’ publications of any kind including, but not limited to:
Artists’ books, audio CDs, DVDs, exhibition catalogues, monographs, periodicals or any other physically published work in which an artist has directly participated in the creation.
Special consideration will be given to publications that are highly disseminatable – that is, publications that are published in sizable press runs and publications that are affordable to a wide audience. However, there are no limits to what constitutes these positions. The physical properties of a work will be considered as will the contents of the work as a whole. That is, great production values will not help work[s] with poorly considered contents and vice versa. Publications must be published within a given year for consideration as noted by either the date of copyright  within the publication or the publisher’s testament to date of publication.
A physical copy of each work for consideration must be submitted to Specific Object. Work[s] submitted become the sole property of Specific Object. Under no circumstance will work[s] submitted for consideration be returned to the submitter. Specific Object will not consider work[s] presented by any other means such as, but not limited to, PDFs, web links, dummies, mock-ups, or pre-publication samples. A final copy of the publication MUST be provided to Specific Object for consideration.
Specific Object, and other judges to be named, will judge the work[s] submitted and announce the winner of the Award in March 2009.
Work[s] for consideration for the 2009 Award must be received by Specific Object by February 12, 2010.
Specific Object will not consider any work[s] for which Specific Object, its employees or contest judges have had any involvement within.
To be considered work[s] must be mailed to:
David Platzker / Specific Object
601 West 26th Street, Room M285, New York, NY 10001
Works should be accompanied by a cover letter stating that enclosed work[s] is to be considered for the Award. The cover letter should make note of the number of copies of the work that have been produced and the work’s retail price[s], publisher and / or distribution information, and contact information to whom notification of Award may be sent. Do NOT submit any additional material such as biographies, reviews, slides, or other work[s] that are not for consideration for the Award.
Further questions regarding the Award may be addressed to email@example.com
Apex Art | Unsolicited Proposal Program
Proposals accepted ONLINE ONLY from February 15 – March 15, 2010.
Soliciting unsolicited exhibition proposals
Continuing our annual Unsolicited Proposal Program, we will accept 600-word, idea-based proposals for evaluation by an international panel of apexart associates (curators, artists, writers, philosophers). Submissions are reviewed independently, anonymously and without visual support material-they are evaluated solely on the strength of the idea. No mountain too high, no river too deep!
Previous curatorial experience is not required, and will not factor into the selection process.
The two proposals with the highest ratings will be presented at apexart in the 2010-11 season (September 2010 to July 2011). For those in or outside the field, this program is a unique opportunity to have a professionally mounted exhibition in New York City!
Applications are welcomed and encouraged from around the world. Visit the site for more info, guidelines, past winners, and to apply.
Apexart’s exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.
291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
Self Portrait Project
Get Involved. Be part of a massive exhibition of self portraits from artists all around the globe!
All you need to do is sign up to get started. Create an 8×10 inch drawing, photo, collage, or anything that represents you. Send it back to us and we will cover our gallery walls with all of the portraits. We’re not sure what the actual record is, but we think it will be one of the largest portrait exhibitions ever!
After you sign up to participate in the project, you can start immediately. We will NOT be mailing you anything for this project. If you email us and ask where your info is, we will direct you here. These are your rules!
Afterwards, not only will we have the exhibition at Brooklyn Art Library, we will create a book that will document all of the submissions we get back. Every self portrait that we get back will be included in the book. Pre-order your book with your submission for a discount over to the left.
April 23rd, 2010
Brooklyn Art Library
201 Richards St #16, Brooklyn, NY
About Brooklyn Art Library
Art House is moving to Brooklyn in February and opening The Brooklyn Art Library. Art House has always believed that art should be accessible to everyone, and with the new library we are able to not only provide the opportunity to create art but also house it all. The Brooklyn Art Library will archive artwork from artists all around the world. It’s a gallery in a library format.
General | Project Rules | Agreement | Project overview
After you sign up to participate in the project, start creating your self portrait. We will not be mailing you anything extra for it. Simply follow these rules.
The Exhibition and book
There will be an exhibition in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Art Library on April 23rd, 2010. Your self portrait will be included in this exhibition and will also be published in a book documenting the project. The books will be available at the show and will be mailed on that day.
Where to mail your completed self portrait:
Art House Co-op
C/o The Self Portrait Project
201 Richards St. #16, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Please note that we do not jury entries. We believe art should be accessible to the masses and we therefore included every entry submitted.
Art work | Paper Size | Materials
Your work MUST by 8in by 10in. We WILL NOT accept anything smaller or bigger.
Your work must include your face in some form. We will not accept completely abstract portraits. Your work must be 2d. The work cannot be thicker then 2 inches. You are free to use any material you want. Please write your full name on the back of your piece.
Artist Residency in Amsterdam
3-5 years track record required | Applications now being accepted
The Rijksakademie has fifty-five studios. Annually, approximately half of these become available for new residents. In 2009, twenty-three artists were selected for a residency out of 1900 applications from all over the world. Resident artists have usually successfully completed their (art) studies and have already worked independently as artists for three to five years prior to their application. Experience shows that a residency at the Rijksakademie at this stage of their careers has the greatest impact.
One is initially admitted for a work period of one year (January to December). Whether a second year is considered worthwhile, is decided in mutual consultation.
The selection procedure consists of a number of rounds. Demonstrable artistic quality and development potential are the decisive factors here. Following the first selection rounds in April/May, a number of candidates are invited for an interview in May/June at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. The successful candidates are announced at the beginning of July.
Application for the 2011 residency
One can apply for the coming residency (starting in January 2011) between December 1, 2009 and February 1, 2010. Note that your complete application has to be with us by February 1, 2010. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Applicants who live outside of the Netherlands, please follow this link:
Opportunity for New Media Artists
Triple Canopy is pleased to announce its first call for proposals. We will be commissioning ten projects spanning the five areas outlined below-original research, new-media journalism, public programming, Internet-specific artwork, and critical dialogues-to be published in the magazine and presented before live audiences in the next year. Submissions and proposals are due by February 15, 2010. For more detailed information, visit our commissions page:
This first round of commissions is supported in part by a generous grant from the Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston. Commissions will be accompanied by a modest honorarium, the amount of which will reflect the scope of the project and the cost of its development.
Research Work was established to facilitate the creation of research projects that are produced outside academia, for a general audience; employ Internet-specific methods of presentation; and serve a public best reached by making the work available for free online.
Internet as Material
Internet as Material was established to support emerging and mid-career artists who have never before made work specifically for the Web in the production of an online project. These projects further Triple Canopy’s mission by utilizing the Internet-which is too often understood as a channel for the transfer of information-as a medium for the development of artworks that actively engage readers.
Thinking Through Images
Thinking Through Images was established to foster conversations about images and videos of cultural, political, and social relevance, between artists, writers, researchers, and other cultural practitioners working in different fields. The program aims to facilitate close readings of popular media and fine art-from nineteenth-century paintings to Internet memes to documentation of current events-that consider these cultural products in a common context.
New Media Reporting Project
The New Media Reporting Project was established to provide journalists an outlet for-and provide them with the training and technical resources and expertise to realize-in-depth, critical reports executed in multiple media, with the goal of providing an immersive experience of the stories and subjects that shape our age.
New Programming was established to support the development of exhibitions, panel discussions, performances, film screenings, and other public events that examine the intersection of culture, politics, and technology.
Triple Canopy works collectively with writers, artists, researchers and other collaborators on projects that deal critically with culture and politics, and the ways people engage them, both online and in the world at large. These investigations are realized in an online magazine as well as in public programs and print publications encompassing various fields and locales. We aim to present work and advance ideas informed by a multitude of disciplines and perspectives, and to disseminate them among a broad and diverse audience. Triple Canopy, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, was founded in late 2007; our first issue was published on March 17, 2008.