Friday, April 24, 2009

Opportunities and Calls for Art


Deadline: April 30, 2009: A nationwide traveling festival of short films by... for... about women. The festival accepts short films, 20 minutes or less, in a variety of genres which embody the inspirational roles of women in our local, national and international communities. Films are viewed by over 25,000 people and screened in over 150 venues across the country. There is no limitation based on the year of production and winning filmmakers are awarded $1,000 cash! Entry fee. Contact: LUNAFEST, Clif Bar & Co, 1610 Fifth St, Berkeley CA 94710 OR 510-859-2214 OR OR


Announcing The Franklin Furnace Fund, supported by Jerome Foundation and the
Starry Night Fund of Tides Foundation. Applications are being accepted from
now through the postmark deadline of May 1, 2009.

Each year Franklin Furnace awards grants to emerging artists, allowing them
to produce major works in New York. Works may engage the Internet as an art
medium and/or venue. Grants may range between $2,000 and $10,000. Artists
from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply; full-time students are

Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new panel of artists reviews
all proposals. We believe that this peer panel system allows all kinds of
artists from all over the world an equal shot at presenting their work.
Every year the panel changes, as do the definitions of 'emerging artist',
'performance art' and 'variable media art'. So if at first you don't
succeed, please try again.

Since its inception in 1985 THE FRANKLIN FURNACE FUND has boosted the
careers of such emerging artists as Tanya Barfield, Patty Chang, Papo Colo,
Brody Condon, Karen Finley, John Fleck, Kate Gilmore, Murray Hill, Holly
Hughes, Mouchette, William Pope.L, Pamela Sneed, Jack Waters, Cathy Weis,
and Ricardo Miranda Zuniga.

For complete application details please visit and
click on “For Artists.” Thank you very much.

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
80 Arts - The James E. Davis Arts Building
80 Hanson Place, #301
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1506
T 718 398 7255
F 718 398 7256


DEADLINE: May 21, 2009 5:00 EST
– materials must be received by this date & time. The City of Kissimmee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) seeks to hire an artist/artist team to design and create an entrance / water feature for Ruby Plaza in Lakefront Park, a twenty-five acre park on Lake Tohopekaliga in the City of Kissimmee. Ruby Plaza will be the focal point of a proposed $25 million park renovation project. The public art should create a compelling entrance to the park that “connects” the City’s historic waterfront to its downtown. There is opportunity within this site to weave together Kissimmee’s past, present and future. The selection process shall occur in two phases; 1) Qualifications 2) Proposals of shortlisted Artist/Artist Teams. A mandatory site visit is required of shortlisted artist/artist teams. The total art budget for this public art project is $750,000. The budget includes all costs associated with the entrance/water feature such as artist’s design fee, travel, materials, engineering, fabrication, installation, insurance, documentation, sales tax and artist’s design fee for collaborating with park design team on integration of public art elements within the park. Short list artists will receive an honorarium of $5,000 after presentation of proposals. For complete call to artists & application requirements go to Please read complete call to artists before asking questions or sending information.

Questions: All questions must be submitted in writing by email or fax to:
Email: Fax: 407-931-1329 Subject: “Artist Question – Lakefront Park” and make sure to include your first & last name as well as your phone number in all correspondence. All questions & answers will be posted on the web site with the Call to Artist:


Deadline July 31, 2009:
As a part of our commitment to groundbreaking creative practices and the advancement of artistic careers, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) invites artists to submit proposals for ArtPrize, an international exhibition featuring the world’s largest art prize.

ArtPrize is a radically open competition and citywide exhibition. ArtPrize welcomes all media and is available to any artist who can secure an approved location to show their work.

ArtPrize has been created to reboot the conversation between artists and audiences on a grand scale. There is no single curator. You will submit your proposal and then negotiate for a space in one of many ArtPrize venues across the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. The prizes will be awarded based on public vote.

Things you should know:

• ArtPrize is an international competition
• The top 10 finalists win a cash prize
• The top prize is $250,000
• Entries are due by July 31, 2009
• The exhibition will be presented from September 23 –
October 10, 2009

To participate, visit



Up-scale and unique Co-op Gallery and Studio Space on the Fayetteville Courthouse Square is seeking artists interested in renting space in which they can exhibit and work. Space includes a 3-sided cubicle with high ceilings, track lighting, desk and shelving, all for $75.00 to $125.00/month. Alley access. Also seeking fine pottery, sculpture and jewelry for sale. Art, photography and writing instructors invited to rent space by the hour for their classes. Also needed are volunteers to help with reception duties until there is enough income flow to pay salaries.
This space was the McRae Communications/Advertising office which moved to Atlanta. It is very high-end with hard wood floors, wonderful reception desk and lounge, high ceilings, track lighting, plentiful shelving and storage, large conference roundtable with skylight, photography shooting studio and art workshop/classroom space. The name has not yet been decided on.
For more information and to set up a walk-through, please contact
Kathaleen Brewer at

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