Sunday, August 23, 2009

Opportunities and Calls for Art


Art Papers, Inc. an Atlanta-based international contemporary art non-profit, seeks a Development/Public Relations trendsetter to oversee the organization¹s development and public relations efforts. Art Papers publishes the award-winning ART PAPERS magazine and produces high-profile public programs.

The Director of Development and Public Relations is part of a small but growing staff of smart, creative, and dedicated individuals who believe in the social importance of the arts. ART PAPERS has built its capacity and is positioned for the next stage in its development, which will require the development and implementation of assertive development and public relations initiatives. The Director of Development and Public Relations has occupied a development and public relations position in a cutting-edge cultural institution and is now looking for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design and implement truly inventive fundraising and public relations initiatives.

Mission: ART PAPERS is an organization dedicated to the examination, development, and definition of art and culture in the world today. Our mission is to provide an independent and accessible forum for the exchange of perspectives on the role of contemporary art as a socially relevant and engaged discourse. This mission is implemented through the publication of ART PAPERS magazine and the presentation of public programs.

Vision Statement: ART PAPERS will become a global reference on contemporary art as it grows its print publication into a multi-platform program. Leveraging the organization's enviable legacy, we will position ART PAPERS as a multi-faceted institution that connects various and expanding international audiences by developing trailblazing contents and disseminating them in print, online, live, and beyond. ART PAPERS will breed new and contesting ideas, foster engaged positions about art and the world, deliver groundbreaking and informed critical approaches, and incite artistic experimentation by developing its audience through free, or low-cost, converging programs.

Duties Include:
€ Planning and generating a steady, predictable flow of support from
individuals, foundations, institutions, and corporations through gifts,
grants, and special events;
€ Identifying, cultivating, and stewarding major individual and
institutional gifts;
€ Communicating the organization¹s mission, programs, and vision;
€ Increasing public awareness of Art Papers through inventive and strategic
initiatives and high-yield alliances;
€ Producing monthly reports, updates, and statistics for Executive Director
and Board of Directors;
€ Analyzing and recommending opportunities to maximize impact of development
and public relations efforts;
€ Attending meetings of the External Relations committee of the board, as

€ Impressive track record of creative fundraising and public relations in a
cultural organization;
€ Proven experience in developing and managing comprehensive fundraising
€ Demonstrated ability to establish, maintain, and strengthen relationships
with significant donors, the media, and the general public on behalf of an
€ High-end special events management experience;
€ Experience activating and supporting an active voluntary Board;
€ Computer, database, and technological savvy;
€ Grant and proposal writing experience;
€ Superior analytical and strategic thinking, priority management, and
follow through;
€ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
€ Knowledge of contemporary art and culture;
€ A minimum of 3 years of experience in an art or cultural institution.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Excellent benefits.

Send cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to: or PRD Search, ART PAPERS, P.O. Box 5748, Atlanta, GA 31107-5748.

Deadline: September 4, 2009.

Hot Sauce and Magnolias: A Southern Experience

Plugged Art Collective announces a call for videos for our new 2010-2011 touring video festival Hot Sauce and Magnolias: A Southern Experience. This festival is open to all artists living and working in the Southeast. Free to apply. Videos under 5mins. Postmark deadline September 30, 2009. Visit our website to download a prospectus

Artists living in the American South share a particular voice that draws from a combination of unique influences and contradictions. A recipe thick as the woods, heat, and accents combined with history, tradition, and modern technology, creates a story that reflects a culture that is rarely captured. Plugged Art Collective invites all artists living and working in the American South to share their artworks, observations, and experiences.

Plugged Art Collective seeks short video works that are original in their use of the medium. Video entries of all lengths up to 5 minutes with a max of 3 videos per artist, and all genres including, but not limited to: experimental, narrative, documentary, animation. All video works must have been completed no earlier than 2007. “Hot Sauce & Magnolias” will tour at various venues for 2 years. Screening begins in Spring 2010. All video entries must be submitted in data format, NTSC (NO AUTO PLAY or DVD MENUS). Only DVDs can be accommodated.
ENTRY FEE: There is NO FEE for submission.


September 30th, 2009: Postmark Deadline
October 30th, 2009: Email notification
January 2010-December 2011 Screening Tour

Plugged Art Collective would like to include accepted videos in the online archive on Plugged’s website. The online archive supports Plugged’s mission to make relevant artwork more accessible to the public. In addition the online library will act as host for a global community of artists. Ideally this platform will act as a meeting point for living artists to meet each other’s work and spawn further creativity. Please read “Screening Agreement” below for details.

Plugged Art Collective is comprised of multi-media artists who are as diverse as their artwork. Based in the heart of the U.S south, Plugged understands the need to reach out to other artists and the importance of a creative community. Our mission as a group is to bring artists together, provide communities with humorous, thought-provoking, boundary-crossing artwork, and above all make contemporary artwork accessible and significant.
Formed in 2004, Plugged has organized various events ranging from international video festivals, performance & installation festivals, traveling screenings to artist panel discussions. Plugged is proud to keep each event free for artists to submit work and free for the public to attend. The traveling screenings take place at various venues such as universities, commercial galleries, non-profit galleries, artist run galleries, and public outdoor spaces.

From the Center: Now!
WCA’s 2010 National Juried Exhibit

Held in conjunction with WCA and College Art Association (CAA) Conferences.

Entry deadline: October 17, 2009

Juror: Lucy R. Lippard, internationally known writer, activist, and curator,
early champion of feminist art, author of 18 books on contemporary art, and
recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants in criticism.

Theme: Women artists have made great strides over the years since Lippard
wrote her book From the Center. How has their art shifted, progressed, or
remained the same since the 1970s?

Location: Woman Made Gallery. Chicago, IL,

Exhibition dates: January 22–February 25, 2010

Reception Friday, March 12, 2010

Eligibility: Open to all WCA and WomanMade Gallery members.

For more info contact- Co-Chairs Brenda Oelbaum at or

Janice Nesser at

Grant opportunity from Idea Capital - Deadline October 23, 2009

Idea Capital is a grass roots, community-building organization that provides small, unrestricted grants to artists for experimental art and performance. Now announcing a 3rd round of funding! Artists receive between $500 and $1500.

We're looking for nontraditional, boundary-pushing art and cultural works by career artists that might have trouble getting funded through traditional means and the traditional market.

Please visit for an application and more information.

Deadline is October 23, 2009!

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