Call for Entry Friday!!!

Theatre

US Artists International Program Offers Support for Performing Artists to Participate in International Festivals

Deadline: April 20, 2012

Administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the USArtists International program is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that American artists can enhance their creative and professional development through participation at international festivals.

Through USAI, grants are available to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and/or for performance engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside the U.S.

To be eligible, applicants must be a dance, music, or theater ensemble or solo artist, including practitioners of folk and traditional forms, working at a professional level; be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or have a U.S.-based fiscal sponsor that has nonprofit 501(c)(3) status; if an ensemble, have the majority of its members be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (whether a U.S.-based ensemble or a collaborative project with artists in the host country); and, if a solo performer, be invited to perform as a soloist without accompaniment and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

For the purposes of USAI, a festival is defined as an event consisting of live performances by multiple international performing artists/ensembles in dance, music, or theater that takes place within a contiguous period of three months or less. Eligible festivals must be sponsored or organized primarily by a non-U.S. based organization; be international in scope, with representation from at least two countries outside the host country, or have a U.S. theme with representation from at least three U.S. ensembles and/or solo artists; reach a wide audience and be open and marketed to the general public; provide some support in the form of cash remuneration or paid or in-kind contributions toward eligible project expenses; and provide the applicant with a signed letter of invitation or signed contract to perform at the festival.

In exceptional instances, USAI will consider applications for international performance engagements that take place outside of festivals if the engagement represents an extraordinary career opportunity for the artist(s) and meets other criteria.

Grants, whiich will seldom cover the applicant’s total expenses, generally range from $1,000 to $10,000. Grants will not exceed $15,000. Eligible costs include performance fees, travel, housing and per diem, shipping, international communications, visa fees, agents’ fees related to participation in the international engagement, and fiscal sponsor administration fees, if applicable.

The April 20, 2012, deadline is for projects taking place between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

Visit the MAFA Web site for complete program guidelines and application materials.

Contact:
Link to Complete RFP

Visual Arts

Slidell Art League Call to Artists

The Slidell Art League is issuing an open call to artist for their “Art & Bloom….on the Northshore” show to be held at the Slidell Memorial Cancer Center on April 27th& 28th, 2012.  Take in of artwork is Wednesday, April 25th, 2012. Entries must be received by 5pm on Friday, March 17, 2012.  For more information contact Sharon Delong at 512.589.9802 or email at sldaustx@aol.com

Call to Artists – Search for 2012 Poster Art – Deadline March 31, 2012

23nd Annual Wooden Boat Festival Search for 2012 Poster Artist

At this time we would like to invite all local artists to participate in the creation of a unique work of art that will represent Wooden Boat Festival 2012. For 22 years the poster has been the face of our celebration, and with the image replicated on t-shirts, a much sought after memento of the festival. Creation of a poster for the Festival is a tradition that dates back to the origins of the event in 1990.The first poster was a three color serigraph print of a Lake Pontchartrain oyster lugger, by Georgia Anne Sears.

Following in the same tradition, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, is opening a search for an artist that can provide an accurate depiction of the 2012 theme, historical boats that have played a part in Louisiana’s 200 year history. This year, 2012, is the state bicentennial, with commemorations of the war of 1812, the first steamboat voyage down the Mississippi River, and the celebration of commerce and culture provided by boats on the bayous, rivers, and lakes of our region.

Artists interested in being considered by the selection committee should submit a brief biography, statement of vision, sketch for the work, an indication of the medium to be used in preparing the artwork, and samples of prior work, preferably in electronic format. All submissions are welcome, but must arrive electronically to, info@lpbmm.org, or to the Museum at 133 Mabel Drive, Madisonville, LA, by 4:00pm on March 31st, 2012. The person chosen as the 2012 Poster Artist will be officially recognized at several festival events and provided with an artist vendor tent at the two day festival.

Call to Artists: Southern Open Art Competition

The AcA is gearing up for the 6TH Annual Southern Open art competition. The Southern Open is a juried exhibition featuring artists from the five southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

Taking place in the Main gallery at the AcA, Southern Open is open to all visual artists over the age of 18. Entries can include painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video/DVD and other multimedia / installations. Works that are original, completed within the past two years and not previously exhibited at the AcA will qualify for submission.

A juror’s pick award of $1,000 and two $500 will be announced at the opening reception on May 12, 2012. Juror’s top pick award will also receive a solo exhibition as part of the AcA’s Side Gallery Series during May 2013.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES & CALENDAR

March 25:   Entry Deadline

April 13:   Jury Decision Notification via web & Artwork Delivery Information

May 4:     Artwork Delivery Deadline

May 12:   Artist Reception 4-6pm / Public Exhibition Reception 6-8pm

May 12 – July 14:   Exhibition Dates

July 17:  De-installation of Artwork & removal of Artwork

ELIGIBILITY This exhibition is open to all visual artists over 18 years of age currently residing in one of the following southern states: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or Florida. All media is accepted including photography, video/dvd and multimedia installations. All work must be original, completed in the past two years and not previously exhibited at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. No students please.

CONTACT Brian Guidry

Curator of Exhibitions
337.233.7060
southernopeninfo@gmail.com

APPLICATION PROCESS Southern Open 2012 prospectus and application forms will be submitted online through callforentry.org.

St. Tammany Art Association Call to Artists – Deadline March 31, 2012

The St. Tammany Art Association is now accepting entries to the 47thAnnual National Juried Artists Exhibition, which runs July 14-August 11, 2012 with a reception and presentation of awards July 14, 6-9pm. The annual summer show awards cash prizes for original contemporary art, including a $1,000 Best of Show prize, $500 award for 2D work, and other cash prizes.

Open to artists from all over the United States, the St. Tammany Art Association’s annual juried show of contemporary visual art is one of the most diverse in the Southeast. The juror for this year’s show is Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Lash will select artists for the show, to be announced June 1st. The show will be on view until August 11thwhen the STAA will also host a closing reception with artists’ commentaries, coordinated with Covington’s Second Saturday Evening Stroll. STAA will also hold an open house during the annual summer celebration of all things French, the 6thannual Bastille Day Celebration, on July 21, 2012.

For submission information and entry forms CLICK HERE.

Call for Entries – Marjorie Schiele Prize for Visual Artists

Deadline March 30, 2012

The Cincinnati Art Museum announces the Marjorie Schiele Prize, a triennial competition that honors the work and legacy of Marjorie Schiele, a Cincinnati artist whose generous bequest established it. Eligibility is restricted to living artists who present a vision or model for transforming our present reality by stretching the limitations of painting and sculpture. Applicants must hold a degree from an accredited school of art and have received prior recognition in publication or exhibition beyond a local level.

For more information, please click here.

Residency: Kohler Arts Center

Deadline April 1, 2012

The John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry residency is a long-term residency in Kohler, Wisconsin. The residency is open to visual artists worldwide. Applications are accepted year-round, but there is a deadline of April 1 for residencies in the following calendar year.

Artists-in-residence may work in the Kohler Co. Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundries, and Enamel Shop to develop a wide variety of work in clay, enameled cast iron, and brass including but not limited to murals and reliefs, temporary or permanent site-specific installations, and functional and sculptural forms.

For more information, please click here.

Art Residency – A Studio in the Woods Six-Week Environmental Residency Series – Deadline May 18

Four six-week residencies which include a stipend and supply budget are to be offered between September 2012 and April 2013. The deadline for submissions is May 18, 2012.

To download the application, please click HERE. With questions or for more information please email applications@astudiointhewoods.org
Ebb & Flow is a 6-week residency based on the premise that Southern Louisiana can be seen as a microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the challenges and possibilities inherent in human interaction with urban and natural ecosystems. We ask artists to describe in detail how the region will affect their work, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community. A Studio in the Woods, located in the Louisiana wetlands, has observed firsthand the dynamic nature of this rapidly changing territory which in turn affects the entire northern hemisphere. We envision this as a powerful context for the exploration of critical thinking, the development of new ideas and strategies, and using the creative process as a catalyst for social change.

“Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water and nobody knows what it is.”
D.H. Lawrence, Pansies, 1929

At one level water is easy. Its chemical and physical properties are not hard to understand nor is its fundamental importance to all life on Earth. But, there is another dimension to water that is just as essential but which is much less understood. That is the realm of our relationship with water and how we experience it. Water serves us, soothes us, and inspires us. We manage it, study it, abuse it, celebrate it and fear it and yet we are continually surprised by it. Water has always been central to how and where we live– a fact that hurricanes, droughts, rising seas and changing climates remind us are no less true today, particularly in New Orleans and the Mississippi River Delta.

The water we experience is not just hydrogen and oxygen but is the intersection of water as a physical, economic, legal, spiritual, cultural and artistic thing.   Those factors, and perhaps others, make up the third component of water, a component which this Studio in the Woods residency seeks to explore and express.

Mark Davis, Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy

We invite artists to submit applications to our environmental residency series titled Ebb & Flow: Dialogues between art and water, addressing the ecological challenges exemplified by Southern Louisiana. The call is open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental issues and a commitment to seeking and plumbing new depths. Artists are invited to design their own interface with the public and are encouraged to propose ways to engage the larger community of New Orleans and beyond.
Ebb & Flow Residencies are sponsored in part thanks to generous support of the The RosaMary Foundation and Surdna Foundation. This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.

On April 20th, 2012, Alexandria’s Cultural Arts District presents its Spring Artwalk. The Spring Artwalk will feature the work of more than 75 visual artists, live music, street performers, food and drink, and children’s activities. The highly anticipated event is unique among the city’s festivals, with artists exhibiting in and around participating businesses, plus it has become a magnet for new and emerging artists. All original artwork sold within the Alexandria Cultural Arts District is tax-free. Free to the public, Artwalk draws more than 5,000 people downtown semi-annually.

It is $35 to exhibit and sell art work if you register by March 30, 2012. It is $45 after that and registrations are excepted until the day before the event or all slots available are filled.

Contact information: Brittany Warren CDC: 318-484-4471 or e-mail: bwarren@louisiana-arts.org

Music

US Artists International Program Offers Support for Performing Artists to Participate in International Festivals

Deadline: April 20, 2012

Administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the USArtists International program is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that American artists can enhance their creative and professional development through participation at international festivals.

Through USAI, grants are available to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and/or for performance engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside the U.S.

To be eligible, applicants must be a dance, music, or theater ensemble or solo artist, including practitioners of folk and traditional forms, working at a professional level; be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or have a U.S.-based fiscal sponsor that has nonprofit 501(c)(3) status; if an ensemble, have the majority of its members be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (whether a U.S.-based ensemble or a collaborative project with artists in the host country); and, if a solo performer, be invited to perform as a soloist without accompaniment and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

For the purposes of USAI, a festival is defined as an event consisting of live performances by multiple international performing artists/ensembles in dance, music, or theater that takes place within a contiguous period of three months or less. Eligible festivals must be sponsored or organized primarily by a non-U.S. based organization; be international in scope, with representation from at least two countries outside the host country, or have a U.S. theme with representation from at least three U.S. ensembles and/or solo artists; reach a wide audience and be open and marketed to the general public; provide some support in the form of cash remuneration or paid or in-kind contributions toward eligible project expenses; and provide the applicant with a signed letter of invitation or signed contract to perform at the festival.

In exceptional instances, USAI will consider applications for international performance engagements that take place outside of festivals if the engagement represents an extraordinary career opportunity for the artist(s) and meets other criteria.

Grants, whiich will seldom cover the applicant’s total expenses, generally range from $1,000 to $10,000. Grants will not exceed $15,000. Eligible costs include performance fees, travel, housing and per diem, shipping, international communications, visa fees, agents’ fees related to participation in the international engagement, and fiscal sponsor administration fees, if applicable.

The April 20, 2012, deadline is for projects taking place between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

Visit the MAFA Web site for complete program guidelines and application materials.

Contact:
Link to Complete RFP

Funding: Southern Arts Foundation Touring
Deadline:  Rolling.
SAF Touring Grants: The Southern Arts Federation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts offers Southern Fast Track Touring grants. This program, through its rolling deadline, is designed to offer Southern presenters more opportunities throughout the year to apply for fee support. Aimed at smaller presenters, the Southern Fast Track Touring program seeks to establish an active arts environment in underserved communities. This program offers fee support to present performing artists and writers from outside the presenter’s state. These grants are limited to presenting organizations with operating budgets of $100,000 or less.  Applications must be postmarked 60 days prior to the project start date. The maximum request is 50% of the artist fee, up to $2,500. Touring support is awarded to theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, literary, and dance projects that contain both a public performance or reading AND an educational component.  For more information, please see: http://www.southarts.org

Dance 

US Artists International Program Offers Support for Performing Artists to Participate in International Festivals

Deadline: April 20, 2012

Administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the USArtists International program is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that American artists can enhance their creative and professional development through participation at international festivals.

Through USAI, grants are available to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and/or for performance engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside the U.S.

To be eligible, applicants must be a dance, music, or theater ensemble or solo artist, including practitioners of folk and traditional forms, working at a professional level; be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or have a U.S.-based fiscal sponsor that has nonprofit 501(c)(3) status; if an ensemble, have the majority of its members be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (whether a U.S.-based ensemble or a collaborative project with artists in the host country); and, if a solo performer, be invited to perform as a soloist without accompaniment and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

For the purposes of USAI, a festival is defined as an event consisting of live performances by multiple international performing artists/ensembles in dance, music, or theater that takes place within a contiguous period of three months or less. Eligible festivals must be sponsored or organized primarily by a non-U.S. based organization; be international in scope, with representation from at least two countries outside the host country, or have a U.S. theme with representation from at least three U.S. ensembles and/or solo artists; reach a wide audience and be open and marketed to the general public; provide some support in the form of cash remuneration or paid or in-kind contributions toward eligible project expenses; and provide the applicant with a signed letter of invitation or signed contract to perform at the festival.

In exceptional instances, USAI will consider applications for international performance engagements that take place outside of festivals if the engagement represents an extraordinary career opportunity for the artist(s) and meets other criteria.

Grants, whiich will seldom cover the applicant’s total expenses, generally range from $1,000 to $10,000. Grants will not exceed $15,000. Eligible costs include performance fees, travel, housing and per diem, shipping, international communications, visa fees, agents’ fees related to participation in the international engagement, and fiscal sponsor administration fees, if applicable.

The April 20, 2012, deadline is for projects taking place between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

Visit the MAFA Web site for complete program guidelines and application materials.

Contact:
Link to Complete RFP

Film/Media

Opportunity:  The Philanthropy Film Award
Deadline:  Monday, January 30, 2012
The Philanthropy Film Award includes a $5,000 prize to the film that best captures the impact of philanthropy on North Louisiana.  The winning film will be picked by a jury of five individuals from the film and arts industry and the local community.  The top three films will be screened at the Robinson Film Center in April 2012. Download Guidelines and information from The Community Foundation website at http://www.nlacf.org/?page=FilmAward

Writing

William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

Deadline May 1, 2012

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society is accepting entries for its 2012 William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, which is open to all writers anywhere working in English and offers significant cash prizes in seven categories of previously unpublished work:

Novel, $7,500; Novella, $2,500; Novel-in-progress, $2,000; Short Story, $1,500; Essay, $1,000; Poem, $750; Short Story by a High School Student, $750 and Sponsoring teacher, $250.

Winners are guests of the Faulkner Society at its annual arts festival, Words & Music, A Literary Feast in New Orleans, where they receive gold medals in the image of William Faulkner, and have their manuscripts critiqued by leading literary agents and editors during Words & Music. The dates for Words & Music, 2012 are November 14 – 18.

For guidelines and entry form, visit the Society’s web site, www.wordsandmusic.org

Wanted: Writing ‘from the depths’

10 March 2012 | Link
Quarterly online journal Haunted Waters Press (Virginia, US) seeks prose, creative nonfiction and poetry for the next issue. Theme: From the Depths. New and established writers welcome.

Short pieces wanted for tablet-only magazine

10 March 2012 | Link
Tablet-only journal The Toronto Tempest is accepting pitches for short fiction, poetry, first-person non-fiction, journalism, and polemic essays (450 words max.). Send short pitch about subject matter — no manuscripts.

Arts Jobs

Job Opening: LEH Associate Media Editor

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities seeks a talented Associate Media Editor to join our creative team in producing KnowLA – The Online Encyclopedia of Louisiana History and Culture, and Louisiana Cultural Vistas, an award-winning quarterly arts and culture magazine in print for 23 years. This person will assist the Senior Media Editor with a variety of responsibilities, including researching and acquiring archival media, editing digital content, and entering metadata. Some familiarity with content management systems is required. The ideal candidate should be able to manage high-volume digital work flows for graphic, audio and video content, and should be proficient in digital imaging and editing with Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro. A BA or BFA in digital media/new media/ photography or communications is preferred and recent graduates will be considered. While some foundational knowledge of Louisiana’s history and culture is a plus, a sincere interest is essential. Salary range: mid 30s.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrea Ferguson, Senior Media Editor; The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 938 Lafayette St., Ste. 300, New Orleans, LA 70113 or toferguson@leh.org. Please include “Associate Media Editor” in the subject line.

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