Call for Entry Friday

Music

Call for Musicians Ages19 – 35: One Beat

Deadline February 24, 2012
One Beat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. OneBeat builds on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vision of “smart power” diplomacy. It embraces the use of a full range of diplomatic tools, including music, to bring people, especially youth, together for greater understanding.

OneBeatSM is an international music exchange that celebrates musical collaboration and social engagement through innovative people-to-people diplomacy. In the fall of 2012, 30 musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world will come together in the U.S. for four weeks to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop ways that music can make a positive impact on our local and global communities.

OneBeat will be a musical journey like no other. It is a chance for adventurous musicians from an incredible diversity of traditions to seek common ground, creating new musical combinations, pushing the boundaries of music technology, and finding ways to involve all members of society in the process of musical creativity. OneBeat endeavors to be the nexus of a new way of thinking about how music can connect people from across the world and around the block.

For more information, please visit www.1beat.org

Music Residencies @ Yellow Barn

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Yellow Barn Artist Residencies provide the unique opportunity for musicians to develop projects of their own choosing in an environment conducive to undistracted study. Residencies are open to musicians of any age and at any stage of their career.

Yellow Barn Artist Residencies Support:

  • The exploration and preparation of repertoire for performance.
  • Collaborative projects which bring together performers, composers and other artists.
  • Opportunities for public performance and participation in outreach activities within the local community.
  • Musicians may choose to work independently or with mentoring artists and scholars during their residency.

Location and Accommodations

The Yellow Barn Artist Residencies will take place in Putney, a historic village in southeastern Vermont. Rehearsal facilities are located on Yellow Barn’s summer campus at the Greenwood School, just above the village.

  • Yellow Barn will provide housing within the local community, and some meals that will take place on the Greenwood School campus or with local hosts.
  • Additional funding to assist with travel expenses might be available.

Application Information

Yellow Barn will accept applications from ensembles and individual musicians interested in pursuing either independent or collaborative projects. Yellow Barn’s Artistic Director will consult with selected musicians to determine the length and shape of the residency. While most residencies take place during one week, the exact length of the residency is based on the project’s goals.

Deadlines

Applications for Yellow Barn Artist Residencies are accepted on an ongoing basis. The next deadline is April 1, 2012 for residencies taking place between September 2012 and May 2013.

For more information, please contact:
Lisa Kang, Production Manager
(818) 923-8783
lisa@yellowbarn.org

Theatre

Banff Centre

Performing Arts Residencies are offered in dance, theatre, opera/music theatre, and interdisciplinary forms. Through the residencies program, professional artists can utilize the unique resources of the Theatre Arts Department in developing and refining new work. Applications are accepted from individuals, groups, and companies. An important feature of this artist-driven program is the potential for access to The Banff Centre’s professional theatre facilities for studio and onstage rehearsal periods with some technical support.

More information and to apply.

Long Wharf Theatre Residency

Long Wharf Theatre has a long history of launching the careers of young artists through its Next Stage program, the theatre’s early career development program. The Next Stage program is dedicated to engaging and employing a new generation of diverse theatre artists, administrators and leaders. The Next Stage Program is divided into two groups: Residents and Interns. Both groups work among professionals to learn from hands-on experience.

NOTE: The deadline for resident applications for the 2012-13 season is April 1, 2012.

Fine Art

Call for Bronze Sculptors: Chino Valley

Deadline February 16, 2012

The Town of Chino Valley announces a request for qualifications from experienced, professional bronze sculptors who have experience designing and producing life size equestrian bronze sculptures. Total budget is $250,000. For more information and to request RFQ documents, please email Stroh Architecture at architect@cableone.net.

Call to Artists and Writers – Deadline Feb. 21, 2012

Book project asks New Orleans to capture spirit of the city

Short story submission deadline is February 21, 2012

New Orleanians are invited to enter short works and artwork for New Orleans by New Orleans, an upcoming collection of stories and art inspired by New Orleans and the people who live there.

“We seek amazing stories of the Crescent City from people who know it best – what is in the heart and deserves to be said,” said project creator Ryan Smolar. “We seek stories inspired by, set in, or about New Orleans.”

Selected stories will be published in New Orleans by New Orleans and will be available for sale in local bookstores and on-line.

All genres are welcome, including fiction, non-fiction, essay, plays, monologues, poetry, song lyrics, tall tales, family histories, folklore, neighborhood legends and more. Each entry must be 600 words or less (that’s roughly equivalent to one full page of single-spaced text, typed in 12 point font).

All two-dimensional artwork is welcome including Photography, Drawing, Painting, Illustration, Digital Illustration, etc.

All skill levels and ages are welcome, though anyone under 18 must have parent or guardian approval.

Enter at www.bookbyauthors.org.

Book by Authors is the program producing New Orleans by New Orleans. Started by Smolarcorp in 2006, Book by Authors creates a ‘written time capsule’ of a community’s diverse thoughts, hopes, fears and past experiences via a published collection of short works (fiction, non-fiction and everything in between). Stories that have been linked by a common geographic place are literally bound into one book.

Smolarcorp created Book by Authors in response to the National Endowment for the Arts’ “The Big Read” – a program that encourages a city to collectively “Read One Book.” In contrast, Book by Authors creates a model for a city to “Write One Book” about itself.

Call for Submissions – “What’s New Pussycat?” Photography Exhibition

 The 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, CA announces a call to photographers worldwide for a photography exhibition, March 3-30, 2012. So what’s new, pussycat? This month 1650 investigates the fascinating world of this complex and fascinating creature… THE CAT, as only you can show it. While we’re thinking mostly of Felis Domestica (the common house cat), if you have shots of lions, tigers, panthers, leapords or any of the big cats, they work too! Whether it’s cute kitties or prowling hunters, farm cat or city kitty — if it’s feline-based you’re good to go. We’re even looking for cat-related photo subjects such as girls in cat suits. Anything and everything cats! $25 for up to 5 images.Deadline: February 13, 2012Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Email 1650gallery@gmail.com

Northeast National Pastel Exhibition

View inOld Forge, NY announces a call to artists for a juried exhibition, May 12 – June 30, 2012. Jurors: Alain Picard, PSA & Martha Deming, PSA. Competitive and open to all artists working in soft pastel. At least 80% of the final painting surface must be in soft pastel. No oil pastel entries are allowed. There are no size restrictions on entered artwork. $30 members/$40 non-members for up to two entries.Deadline: February 13, 2012Visit website for prospectus, or send a SASE to: 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420. Questions? Contact Linda Weal at lweal@viewarts.org or 315.369.6411.

Second Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Counciland The Arts Centre are again joining forces to bring a juried art exhibit to The Arts Centre gallery in Martinsburg, WV, April 20 – May 20, 2012. The exhibit, which will be produced by the Berkeley Arts Council, will have the theme “Art and Earth: My Art – My World.” Artists in all media are invited to submit works that express their feelings about nature and the environment. The Juror for the exhibit will be Laura Amussen, Director of Exhibitions and Art Collection Coordinator at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. Full details are in the prospectusDeadline: February 20, 2012. $25 entry fee. Questions? Contact Rip Smith at berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-596-0873.

Writers 

Call to Artists and Writers – Deadline Feb. 21, 2012

Book project asks New Orleans to capture spirit of the city

Short story submission deadline is February 21, 2012

New Orleanians are invited to enter short works and artwork for New Orleans by New Orleans, an upcoming collection of stories and art inspired by New Orleans and the people who live there.

“We seek amazing stories of the Crescent City from people who know it best – what is in the heart and deserves to be said,” said project creator Ryan Smolar. “We seek stories inspired by, set in, or about New Orleans.”

Selected stories will be published in New Orleans by New Orleans and will be available for sale in local bookstores and on-line.

All genres are welcome, including fiction, non-fiction, essay, plays, monologues, poetry, song lyrics, tall tales, family histories, folklore, neighborhood legends and more. Each entry must be 600 words or less (that’s roughly equivalent to one full page of single-spaced text, typed in 12 point font).

All two-dimensional artwork is welcome including Photography, Drawing, Painting, Illustration, Digital Illustration, etc.

All skill levels and ages are welcome, though anyone under 18 must have parent or guardian approval.

Enter at www.bookbyauthors.org.

Book by Authors is the program producing New Orleans by New Orleans. Started by Smolarcorp in 2006, Book by Authors creates a ‘written time capsule’ of a community’s diverse thoughts, hopes, fears and past experiences via a published collection of short works (fiction, non-fiction and everything in between). Stories that have been linked by a common geographic place are literally bound into one book.

Smolarcorp created Book by Authors in response to the National Endowment for the Arts’ “The Big Read” – a program that encourages a city to collectively “Read One Book.” In contrast, Book by Authors creates a model for a city to “Write One Book” about itself.

Political fiction wanted for anthology

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Editor Sandra McIntyre with Roseway Publishing (Nova Scotia & Manitoba) is seeking short story submissions for an upcoming anthology of political fiction. Length: 4000 words max. Short graphic fiction is welcome. Payment: $100. Deadline: June 1, 2012.

Wanted: Writing to honour Robert Kroetsch

1 February 2012 | Link
Canadian Literature seeks essays, reviews, and other responses for a special issue honouring the work of Robert Kroetsch. Length: 6500 words max. (incl. notes and works cited). Deadline: September 1, 2012.

Seeking 100-word shorts

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Marco Polo (US) seeks ‘100 X 100: One Hundred Short Shorts, One Hundred Words Long.’ Submit a short short containing 100 words max. The 100 stories chosen from submissions will be published online. Best story receives a hardcover edition of the book Vitamin P2. Deadline: June 1, 2012.

Stadler Center for Poetry

Philip Roth Residence

Deadline:
February 11, 2012
E-mail address:

A four-month residency, which includes a $4,000 stipend, at the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University is given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer. The 2012 Philip Roth Residence is open to U.S. poets who are over the age of 21 and not enrolled in a college or university. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by February 11. There is no entry fee. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Stadler Center for Poetry, Philip Roth Residence, Bucknell Hall, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Andrew Ciotola, Operations Manager.

Brown University

International Writers Project Fellowship

Deadline:
February 15, 2012
E-mail address:

A fellowship, which includes a stipend of $45,000, is given annually to an established international poet or fiction writer “who is unable to practice free expression at home.” The fellowship, sponsored by the Graduate Program in Literary Arts and the Thomas J. Watson Institute for International Studies, provides funds for relocation to the United States, living expenses, and an office on the Brown University campus for 10 months. Writers or individuals seeking to nominate a writer may submit at least 10 pages of poetry or prose along with English translations, a case history, a publishing history, and a resumé by February 15. There is no entry fee. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Brown University, International Writers Project Fellowship, Literary Arts Department, P.O. Box 1923, Providence, RI 02912. (401) 863-3260. Lori Baker, Contact.

Converse College

Julia Peterkin Award

A prize of $1,000 and an invitation to read in Converse College’s Visiting Writers Series is given in alternating years for a group of poems or a work of fiction. The 2012 award will be given for poetry. Original works in English, either previously published or unpublished, are eligible. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry along with a cover letter and a $16 entry fee by February 15. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Converse College, Julia Peterkin Award, Creative Writing Program, 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302. (864) 596-9111. Richard Mulkey, Director.

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