Open Calls

Apply to the Vermi-Prize

wormculture-logoWin accolades from your fans, and $250!

~ HOW? ~  Make art – sculptures, paintings, drawings, videos, poems, net art, music, dance, creative designs, architecture, etc – that celebrates composting worms. See examples of what has been made in this genre on the wormculture.org blog. To stimulate the creation and promotion of cultural works about composting worms, four Vermi-Prizes (each $250 USD) will be awarded to artists who have created excellent new content.

~ WHY? ~  Because more art about worms is a good thing. More vermicomposting (worm composting) is a good thing. And worms need better public relations. Many of the submissions will be posted on the wormculture.org blog. This is not an e-commerce site – and all artists retain all rights to their work. The mission of Wormculture.org is to encourage and promote creative culture around composting worms.

~ SUBMIT ~  Send documentation of  your work (use Dropbox.com or WeTransfer.com, for larger files), or send URL links to your work, along with a short artist statement about it to Amy Youngs via email: ayoungs@gmail.com

~ DEADLINE ~  May 24, 2015. Awards announced in June.

~ WHO ~  Artist Amy M. Youngs initiated this prize as part of her exhibition, VermiCulture Makers Club taking place at the Kentucky School of Art. She has been creating worm-related artworks since 2004, and wants to invite others to join in. She commissioned a new worm-inspired music piece by Krzysztof Topolski, premiering at the exhibition. The honorarium she receives as a visiting artist at the Kentucky School of Art will fund the Vermi-Prizes. She also thanks her employer, the Ohio State University, College of Arts and Sciences, for granting her a sabbatical to pursue this project.

Open Call: Philosophy of the City

  • University of Hong Kong, November 6-7
  • Portland State University, November 21-22
  • Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, December 3-4

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Philosophy of the City has emerged as an international movement. To facilitate global discussions, this conference series aims to establish new channels for dialogue.

Presentations can be in any area of philosophy of the city. Interdisciplinary approaches and neighboring disciplines are welcome. Each conference will feature sessions dedicated to addressing the challenges for ecology, technology, and democracy in current and future cites. At each conference, philosophers will engage in trans-disciplinary discussions with urban planners during special roundtable sessions.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Tensions between political authority and community autonomy
  • Architectural preservation and sustainable buildings
  • The city and social protest
  • Alternatives to gentrification
  • Smart cities, ecological considerations and human flourishing
  • Participatory approaches to budgeting, planning, and environmental regulations
  • Urban food sovereignty
  • Contributions from the history of philosophy to the city’s future
  • Big data and the public good
  • Immigration and citizenship
  • Graffiti and street art
  • New forms of municipal democracy
  • Is housing a public good?
  • Segregation/white flight vs. gentrification/white reterritorialization
  • Securing the city: rethinking police protocols and motivations
  • Ethical measurements: the morality of urban metrics
  • Democratic control of infrastructure
  • Zoning, land-use policy, and the rights of nature
  • Future cities: eco-villages, megacities, or both?
  • Megacities, complexity and justice
  • The quality of local democracy
  • Street harassment; Gender and Public Space
  • The right to a wired city

For more information, please find us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also add “Philosophy of The City” to your research interests onAcademia.

Conference organizing committee: Brian Elliott, Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Luis Ruben Diaz, and Shane Epting and brought to you by the Philosophy of the City Research Group

Abstracts

Send abstracts to Shane Epting at potc2015@gmail.com by May 31, 2015. Include the city of your choice in the subject line. For submissions in Spanish for Mexico City, send emails to Luis Diaz at the same email address above.

Confirmed Speakers

Hong Kong Keynote Speaker: Daniel A. Bell (Tsinghua University)

Portland Keynote Speaker: Ingrid Leman Stefanovic (Simon Fraser University)
– featuring an invited talk by Robert M. Figueroa (Oregon State University)

Mexico City Keynote Speaker: Lewis Gordon (University of Connecticut)

Call for Submissions – Sanctuary 2015

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Sanctuary is a unique 24-hour public art laboratory within the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park in South West Scotland that runs from Noon 26th September to Noon 27th September 2015. It creates a space for new work that ranges from sound installations and radio broadcasts to interactive video and performance. At its heart is a temporary community that forms to camp, talk, explore and show work, providing opportunities for unexpected meetings, conversations and new ideas.

We would like to commission three new works for Sanctuary 2015 that explore Darkness and Light in new ways. As much of the Dark Skies Park is beyond the reach of communication networks, we are particularly interested in ‘electronic’ darkness, as well as exploring light across all its frequencies.

We are open to any art forms, interpretations or behaviours.

There are three commissions of up to £1000 to include all materials and travel. Please see www.sanctuary2015.org for more information.

Sanctuary curators:
Jo Hodges: www.johodges.co.uk
Robbie Coleman

The Dark Outside FM curator:
Stuart McLean: frenchbloke.tumblr.com

How to apply:

Please send an outline of your idea (no more than A4) including any technical requirements, 5 images of previous work – this may include links to video / sound works, and a C.V to: sanctuarylab2015@gmail.com

Deadline 28 May 2015 @ 5pm

Supported by New Media Scotland’s Alt-w Fund with investment from Creative Scotland; as well as Dumfries and Galloway Council.  Sanctuary is a partnership between the Forestry Commission and Wide Open.
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ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.

It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge ResearchGray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.

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OPEN CALL: CREATIVITY IN TRANSITION PROCESSES TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

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Call for: Academic Papers, Artistic Expressions, Demonstration of creativity-enhancing Games, Techniques and Exercises

for the workshop: CREATIVITY IN TRANSITION PROCESSES TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

To be realized within the Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference, Accelerating the Transition to Equitable Post Fossil-Carbon Societies,

1 – 4 November 2015, Sitges,
Barcelona, Spain, http://www.cleanerproductionconference.com/

In collaboration with Cultura21-International, Network in Cultural Fieldworks for Sustainability http://www.cultura21.net

Deadline of the Call: 29 of May 2015

This workshop focuses on creativity to accelerate the transition process towards more equitable post fossil-carbon societies, and is designed to bring together academics, artists and practitioners (trainers, educators, moderators). The workshop approaches creativity as a transdisciplinary challenge of escaping established patterns (the ‘taken-for-granted’ ways of seeing products, processes, infrastructures, organizations, ourselves) and reshaping new ones, that is best realized in non-linear processes and in non-structured spaces where multiple sources of knowing are combined, such as the sciences, the arts, design, storytelling, meditation and rituals, thus uniting cognitive, embodied and direct knowing, emotional intelligence, lateral thinking, imagination, experience and more.

The workshop format reflects the non-linear and non-structured nature of creativity and is designed as a space where the presentation of academic papers will be mixed with the presentations of artistic expressions (movies, music, performances, dance, etc.) and with the active participation in various sessions where creativity-enhancing games, techniques and exercises will engage all participant (meditation, story-telling, presencing and more). The workshop organizers will act as facilitators/catalysts/curators of this multi-dimensional event, ensuring a certain level of organization in the proposed non-linearity and non-structuration.

We invite the following type of proposals:

  • Academic papers. We welcome both theoretical papers (on the nature of creativity, creativity and complexity, organizational creativity, creativity and sustainability) as well as empirical or thematic papers (creativity in the greening of industry, creativity and innovation, creative sustainable cities, creativity in education for sustainability, art and climate change, creativity and sustainable politics). We invite authors to prepare abstracts of 500 words in English.
  • Artistic expressions. All artistic disciplines are welcome in the workshop (dance, musical performances, poetry reading, paintings, photos, sculptures, videos, documentaries and more). The artistic expressions should address creativity in general, or specific themes like art and climate change, artistic interventions in public spaces, preferably touching upon transitions towards more equitable post fossil-carbon cities. Artists are invited to prepare a proposal in the form of a portfolio with a 500 words description of the research material they created in relation to the artistic expression proposed, including as well images/multimedia files to be prepared in English, indicating the time needed for the proposed contribution/intervention.
  • Combined academic papers and artistic expressions. We especially welcome contributions in which the presentation of the academic paper is combined with other forms of artistic expressions. Authors and/or artists are invited to prepare a proposal in the form of a portfolio of max. 500 words for the paper and a description of the artistic expression to be prepared in English, indicating the time needed for the proposed contribution.
  • Creativity-enhancing games, techniques and exercises. Practitioners (trainers, educators, moderators) are invited to propose a short session in which they demonstrate a creativity-enhancing game, technique or exercise. The proposal should include a description of the proposed game, technique or exercise, a description of the conditions for executing the demonstrative session (space, time, materials, other requirements). The proposal should not exceed 500 words.

All proposals must be submitted no later than May 29, 2015, via the conference website:
http://www.cleanerproductionconference.com/

After the Conference, a scientific team will select workshop contributions to be further developed for peer review and potential publication within one of several Special Volumes of the Journal of Cleaner Production that will be developed, based primarily upon outputs from the Global Conference.

For more information, please contact the Creativity Workshop Coordinating Team:

  • Prof. Dr. Hans Dieleman, Academy of Environmental Sciences and Climate Change, Autonomous University of Mexico City, Workshop Coordinator, Co-coordinator Cultura21, Germany, France, Denmark, Mexico, Fellow at theatlas.org, (johannes.dieleman@uacm.edu.mx)
  • Prof. Dr. Donald Huisingh, Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA; Global Conference Coordinator, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Cleaner Production (dhuisingh@utk.edu)
  • Prof. Dr. Nuno Guimaraes da Costa, ICN Business School Nancy-Metz, France, director of ICN’s MSc in International Management – MIEX, (nuno.guimaraes-dacosta@icn-groupe.fr)
  • Dr. Sacha Kagan, Research Associate, ISCO, Leuphana University, Lueneburg (Germany), Interim Vice-Chair of the ESA Research Network Sociology of the Arts, Founding Coordinator, Cultura21 International & Vice-President, Cultura21 Institut (Germany) sachakagan@gmail.com
  • Jeanne Bloch, artist-researcher, Paris, France (jeannebloch@gmail.com)
  • Dr. Oleg Koefoed, PhD, Action-Philosopher; Core member and co-founder, Cultura21 Nordic and International; External Lecturer, Copenhagen Business School, mezomian@gmail.com

For more information on the conference, please also watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yqOM7WD98Y

PDF-version: + Call for Proposals — Workshop Creativity in Transition Porcesses Global Conference Barcelona nov 2015

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Cultura21 is a transversal, translocal network, constituted of an international level grounded in several Cultura21 organizations around the world.

Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.

The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:

– Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

Cultura21 is not only an informal network. Its strength and vitality relies upon the activities of several organizations around the world which are sharing the vision and mission of Cultura21

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NYLM sponsors the Agnes Denes Award for Environmental Art

The Agnes Denes Award for Environmental Art, sponsored by the organization New York Loves Mountains and named in honor of pioneering environmental artist Ages Denes, will be awarded to an artist whose work has been or will be shown or performed in New York State between June 2014 and June 2015. This award is designed to recognize artists who are working with the intention to bring about awareness, discussion and action in response to current global, national, state or local environmental challenges. This award aims to support work that goes beyond grief, anger and irony to point to sustainable alternative practices and guiding ethos in realms such as urban planning, electrical systems, consumer resource use, transit, and energy politics. This award supports the idea that art is a crucial means of communication about contemporary environmental concerns in that it defies the current social tendency toward specialization at the cost of recognizing imbalances that affect all humans on multiple levels. This award will honor an artist who demonstrates unique vision and courage in concert with artistic skill and talent toward raising consciousness about humanity’s evolution toward truly sustainable principles and practice.

Amount of Award: $2,000

Eligibility: Any artistic work shown in New York State between June 2014 and June 2015. Submitted work may include an original song, a film or video, visual art, or a theatrical performance. Please send any queries about the eligibility of a piece to agnesdenesaward@gmail.com

To Apply for the Award

If you would like to apply for the Agnes Denes Award for Environmental Art, please submit the following to agnesdenesaward@gmail.com no later than June 30, 2015:

  • A 300-500 word cover letter explaining the piece you’re submitting and the reason you feel it fits the criteria for the award
  • Application Form (posted at www.newyorklovesmountains.org)
  • 6-10 photos or a video (approximately 2 minutes in duration) providing an accurate and complete visual representation of your piece
  • Any relevant publicity or press surrounding the show or performance in which your piece appeared
  • A list corresponding to the images giving references to title/ description of works.

Nominations

We also accept nominations for the award. Nominations may be emailed along with artist name, the title of the nominated work and the artist’s contact information to agnesdenesaward@gmail.com

Decision

The decision, made by a panel of artists with a final selection made by Agnes Denes, will be announced in October 2015.

About Agnes Denes:

A primary figure among the concept-based artists who emerged in the 1960s and 1970s, Agnes Denes is internationally known for works created in a wide range of mediums. Investigating science, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, poetry, history, and music, Denes’s artistic practice is distinctive in terms of its aesthetics and engagement with socio-political ideas. As a pioneer of environmental art, she created Rice/Tree/Burial in 1968 in Sullivan County, New York which, according to the renowned art historian and curator Peter Selz, was “…the first large scale site-specific piece anywhere with ecological concerns.”

Her work Wheatfield – A Confrontation, which the scholar and curator Jeffrey Weiss has called “perpetually astonishing . . . one of Land Art’s great transgressive masterpieces” (Artforum, September 2008), is perhaps Denes’s best-known work. It was created during a four-month period in the spring and summer of 1982 when Denes planted a field of golden wheat on two acres of rubble-strewn landfill near Wall Street and the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan (now the site of Battery Park City and the World Financial Center).Wheatfield is almost better known than the forests Agnes has planted in other parts of the world. The largest reclamation site in the world, Tree Mountain—A Living Time Capsule,of 11,000 trees is a 400-year project to create the world’s first manmade virgin forest. Other forest work includesA Forest for Australia,of 8000 trees in Melbourne, and a new forest she is in the process of creating for New York City. Her forests clean the air by absorbing carbon emissions, and clean fresh water for Earth’s growing population.

Works by Agnes Denes are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; the Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Kunsthalle Nürnberg and many other major institutions worldwide.

She has received numerous honors and awards including four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and four grants from the New York State Council on the Arts; the DAAD Fellowship, Berlin, Germany (1978); the American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award (1985); M.I.T’s highly prestigious Eugene McDermott Achievement Award “In Recognition of Major Contribution to the Arts” (1990); the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome (1998); the Watson Trans-disciplinary Art Award from Carnegie Mellon University (1999); the Anonymous Was a Woman Award (2007); and the Ambassador’s Award for Cultural Diplomacy for Strengthening the Friendship between the US and the Republic of Hungary through Excellence in Contemporary Art (2008). She lectures extensively worldwide and speaks at global conferences.

Denes is the author of six books and is featured in numerous other publications on a wide range of subjects in art and the environment, including the recentEco-Amazons: 20 Women Who are Transforming the World.She is currently in the process of planting 50,000 trees in New York City. A flowering pyramid she is creating at Socrates Park, also in New York, reminding us of the dynamics of nature, will open this April. Her exhibition “In the Realm of Pyramids: The Visual Philosophy of Agnes Denes” is on display at the Leslie Tonkonow Gallery in Manhattan now through May 9, 2015.

Opportunity: Environmental Artist at Urban Green Cranhill Food Growing Project

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

This opportunity comes from Impact Arts with a deadline of 12 noon on 6th May 2015.

Urban Green: Cranhill Food Growing Project is an exciting and innovative programme that aims to transform an underused piece of ground in to a community garden. You will work as part of a team to transform the space and work with local young people and groups to make the project sustainable post March 2016.

This is a partnership project between Thenue Housing Association and Impact Arts and is funded through the Climate Challenge Fund.

The Project Outcomes are as follows:

• Increased knowledge of food production

• increased consumption of locally grown, healthy, low carbon food

• increased energy efficiency awareness

• reduced contribution to landfill

• improved mental & physical health amongst local people

• increased employability of local young people

• increased community awareness of climate change and commitment to minimizing environmental impact

These outcomes will be achieved through the delivery of key projects over the duration of the programme including:

• 2 programmes for people currently unemployed aged 16-24 based on Impact Arts successful Creative Pathways programme

• Community food growing workshops 2 days per week for 9 months for the wider Cranhill community

• Food growing sites will use recycled materials to divert materials from landfill including a creation of artworks

• Creation of composting site to reduce carbon emissions of vegetable waste going to landfill

Your role is to design and deliver a high quality and structured programme, in line with the project objectives.

You will lead and support a group of up to 15 unemployed young people to create food growing sites in the community in a creative and inspiring way.

You will be teaching skills in recycling/upcycling materials, creating public art, environmental awareness and other subject areas as suited to your skill base.

You must have the ability to work with challenging groups and an understanding of the barriers facing young people in gaining and sustaining employment.

For more information and to apply, please visit Impact Arts’ job page.


Image: Flickr Creative Commons/Qtea

 

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;

Communicating with their audiences;

Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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Call for proposals: RE-DO

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RE-DO. Conference on Sustainability and Culture’s role in Sustainable Futures

October 28-31, 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark.

At MOMU (Moesgaard Museum http://www.moesgaardmuseum.dk/english/– a splendid new museum in the middle of the woods around Aarhus).

RE-DO is the second of a series of conferences organised by Aarhus University in cooperation with Aarhus 2017 (Aarhus Capital of Culture in 2017). The conference invites academics, practitioners, artists and activists to take part in the dialogue about sustainable cultures.
RE-DO indicates that sustainability has been, is and has to become something people do as part of their everyday practices and living in order to matter. In this sense cultural sustainability is viewed not just as an add-on to environmental agendas, but as the very precondition for their long-term success.

Conference website: http://conferences.au.dk/re-do/

Call:

Presenters are invited to address questions related to cultural sustainability and
the role of culture in sustainable futures, including, but not limited to the
following questions:

  • What role does culture play in the three-legged eco-centric model – with environmental, economic and politico-social dimensions – of sustainability? What understandings of “culture” are relevant or perhaps even necessary for us to work towards cultural sustainability?
  • Is it preferable to challenge the three-legged consensual model of sustainability, disputed by critics to be post-political, by a four-legged (environment, economy, social and cultural sustainability) differential model? What would such a widening of categories translate to on the practical (i.e. “doing”) level?
  • How could culture – worldviews, every-day practices and living togetherness, pasts, costumes, food, identity-constructions and understandings, aesthetic and ethical values, artistic representations and performances – become an important and measurable part of a sustainability agenda of its own? Is that desirable?
  • In what ways does a focus on cultural sustainability change well-known agenda-setting power geometries between North and South, East and West for example due to climate change adaption and mitigation necessities?
  • How to conceptualize culture in the new forms of connectivity between humans and non-humans that we see in post-human-oriented theories and what new connections are to be made between deep ecology and ecological indigenous livelihoods and post-human paradigms?
  • What do the temporal and spatial expansions implied in the concept of sustainability mean for culture? What role do future generations and non-human actors play in forging materiality?

Proposals due by June 1.

Call for papers: CFP_RE-DO

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Cultura21 is a transversal, translocal network, constituted of an international level grounded in several Cultura21 organizations around the world.

Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.

The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:

– Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

Cultura21 is not only an informal network. Its strength and vitality relies upon the activities of several organizations around the world which are sharing the vision and mission of Cultura21

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City of Newport Beach Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition 2015-2017

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Green Public Art Consultancy, in partnership with Arts Orange County, is excited to announce this call for sculpture for the City of Newport Beach, CA.

CALL FOR ENTRIES CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH SCULPTURE IN THE CIVIC CENTER PARK EXHIBITION

100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

DATE ISSUED: March 19, 2015

DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 6, 2015

The City of Newport Beach, California seeks ten outdoor sculptures for its Sculpture in Civic Center Park exhibition at the recently created Civic Center Park. This beautiful 14-acre, ocean-view site was designed by the renowned landscape architectural firm PWP Landscape Architecture (PWP). The park’s design included an art master plan to facilitate future displays of public art within the passive park setting. All work submitted for consideration must be complete and available to be loaned to the City for a period of two years (August 2015 – August 2017). Artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,000 – $5,000.  Apply to call online.

ABOUT THE NEWPORT BEACH INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION:

The City of Newport Beach (City) is pleased to announce a call for entries for Round II of its inaugural Sculpture in Civic Center Park exhibition. Artists, private collectors, galleries and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit pre-existing artworks for consideration for temporary exhibition at the City’s Civic Center Park. This is a unique opportunity for artworks to be exhibited at the recently completed Newport Beach Civic Center and displayed in the serene, ocean-view park that is free and open to the public. The Civic Center Park, designed by renowned landscape architectural firm PWP Landscape Architecture (PWP), is rapidly becoming a popular destination for visitors and residents of Newport Beach to gather for civic events and activities like summer concerts on the lawn, Shakespeare in the Park, art shows, visits to the dog park, or leisurely walks along the park’s winding trails.

In 2014, the City announced Round I of its call for artists. Nine selected sculptures were installed throughout the Civic Center Park in September 2014. [VIEW THE ARTWORKS WHICH ARE CURRENTLY INSTALLED] The 2015 call for artworks seeks ten more sculptures to be added to the park in August 2015 so that both sets of sculptures will be displayed together for a period of one year. In September 2016, the first round of artworks will be de-installed. The second round of artworks will remain installed until September 2017.

An opening reception for the exhibition is planned for September 2015 and applicants whose works are selected for the exhibition are encouraged, though not required, to attend.

Artists whose works are in the exhibition will also be invited to talk about their work to the public in Newport Beach. The City plans to distribute information about the exhibition to the news media, conduct tours of the exhibition, and create a self-guided smartphone audio tour. Participating artists will be invited to submit statements in writing and be available for recordings for these informational and educational activities.

At the discretion of the artist or owner, artworks may be available for purchase during the exhibition period. Artists who wish to make their artwork available for sale during the exhibition period agree that artworks shall not be de-installed until the conclusion of the exhibition period. The City will not request a commission from the sale of artwork.

Successful applicants will be notified in June. After contract terms are agreed upon, arrangements for transportation and installation will be made. The artist/art owner will be responsible for transporting their artworks to and from the site according to the contract schedule. The City will coordinate professional installation and de-installation services for all artworks. Artworks accepted into the exhibition will be carefully positioned and mounted to concrete pads in locations throughout the park as appropriate.

The Civic Center Park is free and open to the public. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to visit the site before applying.

The City of Newport Beach has retained Arts Orange County to provide professional services for the artist selection and installation of the inaugural sculpture exhibition. Arts Orange County is being assisted by Green Public Art Consultancy.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Time)

HONORARIUM: Selected artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,000 and $5,000 in exchange for a two- year loan of their artwork.

Honorarium amounts will be determined by the selection committee depending on the artist’s preliminary budget taking into account the following items: location from which the sculpture will be shipped, weight, and dimensions of the artwork. Honorariums will be awarded at the sole discretion of the City.

The honorarium amount should cover transportation of the artwork to and from the exhibition site, structural engineering documents (if required), any insurance needed or desired for artwork transport and exhibition, and fees for on-site availability during installation and removal.

The City will handle hiring a professional art installer and will cover all expenses related to the artwork installation and de-installation process.

ELIGIBILITY:This call is open to all professional artists and artist teams, private collectors, galleries and museums/non-profit organizations. All applicants must be over the age of 18.

SELECTION CRITERIA: The City seeks to have a well-balanced and diverse exhibition of sculptures with a variety of styles, types, and sizes. Sculptures of all types will be considered. All artworks must be finished works. No concepts or proposals will be accepted.

Artworks will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Submission of all required application materials by deadline.
  • Artistic Excellence: Artists shall have strong professional qualifications and a high-quality artwork that demonstrates originality and technical competency. Private collectors, galleries and museum/non-profit organizations shall have professional reputations for collecting and/or exhibiting high-quality artwork that demonstrates originality and artistic excellence.
  • Durability: The artwork must be made of high-quality materials which can withstand the natural elements of coastal Southern California for a minimum of two years. Consideration will be given to structural and surface integrity and maintenance free for the duration of the exhibition. Artwork must be free from damage, scratches, fade marks, or any other irregularities.
  • Site Appropriateness: Artwork should be appropriate in scale, material, and content for the immediate, general, social, and physical environments to which they relate. Artworks must not exhibit unsafe conditions or factors that may bear on public liability. The artwork must be designed to be easily secured to a concrete foundation. Artworks, when installed, should be readily visible from the interpretive trails. Artworks should be suitable for viewing from all angles. Artworks shall be appropriate for audiences of all ages.
  • Meets Minimum Requirements: Artist or art owner must meet eligibility requirements. Artworks must be available for the duration of the exhibition period (8/ 2015 – 9/2017).

SELECTION PROCESS: A local selection committee consisting of up to three Newport Beach Arts Commissioners and three local arts professionals (still pending), will be responsible for selecting the artworks for this project. The committee members will review each artwork and make decisions based on the selection criteria as outlined in this Call for Entries. As many as 10 finalists and 3 alternates will be selected for this project. Recommendations must be approved by the Arts Commission and the Newport Beach City Council. Specific locations for artworks within the City grounds will be determined by the City, selection committee, and its consulting team.

Please Note: To preserve the validity and integrity of the selection process, no applicant may contact any member of the selection committee or the City Council until the entire process is completed and the City Council has rendered its decision. Questions must be directed to Arts Orange County.

TENTATIVE TIMELINE:

  • May 6, 2015 – Call for entries deadline
  • May 2015 – Submissions reviewed by Selection Committee; Finalists selected
  • June 2015 – Review & Approval by Arts Commission & City Council; Selected artists notified
  • August 2015 – Artwork delivered by the artists and installed by the City
  • September 2015 – City Exhibition dedication reception
  • Summer 2017 – Artwork de-installed by the City and picked-up by artists

TO APPLY: Artists/Private Collectors/Galleries/Museums/Non-Profit Organizations may submit as many as three (3) individual artworks for consideration. Applications will only be accepted via CaFÉ (callforentry.org) via this link. Each artwork must be submitted separately. There is no application fee. A different user account must be used for each submission. (Therefore, to submit three different artworks, you must create and use three separate accounts to submit three different applications.) Artists will not be eligible to have more than one artwork selected for the exhibition.

Visit the website www.callforentry.org for details on how to apply through CaFÉ.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

The following information must be uploaded to CaFÉ and received by Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Time). APPLY HERE 

Application must include:

1. Statement of interest (1,000-word maximum), addressing:

  • Why the submitted artwork is appropriate for the Civic Center Park;
  • Has the proposed artwork been installed in an outdoor, public setting before?
  • How is the artwork prepared for an outdoor, public installation at the Civic Center Park?
  • Relevant public art experience.

2. Resume/curriculum vitae of the applicant’s experience. It should include your name mailing address, phone number(s), email and website. If multiple artists are applying as a team, please combine resumes into one document. (four-page maximum).

3. Image(s) of artwork submitted for consideration. Between 2-4 images of the artwork may be submitted.

4. Details about the artwork, including:

  • Title and date of artwork;
  • Very brief description of artwork (100 word maximum); • Medium, dimensions, and weight;
  • Artwork value or expense;
  • Is artwork available for sale? If so, at what price?
  • Collection of [insert name here] OR Courtesy of [insert name here] • List previous exhibition locations

5. Preliminary budget. This should include requested honorarium amount and estimated expenses associated with artwork transportation, insurance, etc.

INSURANCE: The City of Newport Beach shall procure and maintain insurance against claims for injuries to persons or damages to property which may arise from or in connection to the artwork supplied to the City of Newport Beach but only with respects to the City’s liability.

The City of Newport Beach shall procure and maintain fine arts coverage for any damage to the submitted artwork. Coverage shall apply to unscheduled fine arts in the City’s care, custody or control not to exceed a loss amount of $2,500,000. The City will not be held responsible for loss resulting from a Flood or Earthquake.

Coverage provided by the City shall remain in force until the duration of the display and the cost shall be borne to the City.

Applicants acknowledge and agree that they are displaying the artwork at the site at their own risk. The applicant is encouraged to purchase a commercial general liability policy on an occurrence basis in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the general aggregate to protect the artist from claims of bodily injury or property damage. Additionally, if the value of submitted artwork exceeds the fine arts limit purchased by the City, it is the City’s recommendation that the applicant purchase a property damage/fine arts policy covering the value of the artwork. The cost of such insurance(s) shall be borne by the applicant.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Applications will only be accepted through CAFÉ. Do not send applications directly to Arts Orange County or the City of Newport Beach. Apply here.
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • The City of Newport Beach reserves the right to reject all submittals and to decline to award contracts for this project.
  • All artists who submit their materials for review will receive notification of the results of the selection process, including the identification of the selected artists.
  • All information contained herein does not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
  • Artists will not be eligible for more than one artwork selection in any given exhibition.
  • Learn more about the Newport Beach Civic Center

ABOUT US:

www.newportbeachca.gov

www.artsoc.org

www.greenpublicart.com

QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to Kristina Colby, Program Coordinator, Arts Orange County at (714) 556-5160 x14 or kcolby@artsoc.org.

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Rebecca Ansert, founder of Green Public Art, is an art consultant who specializes in artist solicitation, artist selection, and public art project management for both private and public agencies. She is a graduate of the master’s degree program in Public Art Studies at the University of Southern California and has a unique interest in how art can demonstrate green processes or utilize green design theories and techniques in LEED certified buildings.

Green Public Art is a Los Angeles-based consultancy that was founded in 2009 in an effort to advance the conversation of public art’s role in green building. The consultancy specializes in public art project development and management, artist solicitation and selection, creative community involvement and knowledge of LEED building requirements. Green Public Art also works with emerging and mid-career studio artists to demystify the public art process. The consultancy acts as a resource for artists to receive one-on-one consultation before, during, and after applying for a public art project.

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Call for papers: The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America

seismopolite logoOur upcoming issue will examine the political function of art in diverse contexts in Latin America. The issue aims to discuss the implications and consequences of the formation of Latin American contemporary art scenes, with respect to artists’ ability to reflect and influence their local political situation, as well as the possibility of cooperation between artists and art scenes across contexts and countries.

We invite contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to submit essays, exhibition reviews or interviews that address the theme “The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America” through a high variety of possible angles.

Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

  • The conditions of artists to influence the formation of their art scene, and to use the art scene as a platform for (internal and external) cooperation
  • The conditions of artists to reflect and influence their local political situation through art
  • Artistic strategies in response to censorship and violations of human rights
  • Artistic responses to neoliberal urbanization
  • Mechanisms of the Latin American art market – the artistic, cultural and political implications of the development of new contemporary art scenes and economies
  • Art’s potential to promote cultural diversity, intercultural cooperation and understanding
  • Art, ecology and environmental issues
  • Critical responses to geopolitical, economic, cultural/ ethnical or historical master narratives though art
  • Processes of translation in the global mediation of Latin American contemporary art
  • Artistic approaches to political geography and artistic interventions in geopolitical discourses
  • The development of international contemporary art venues/ festivals/ fairs/ biennials in Latin American contexts, and their impact on the societal function and meaning of art in specific contexts

Please send your proposal (abstract or draft), a brief bio and samples of earlier work to submissions@seismopolite.com within March 15, 2015. Submission deadline, final text: March 29, 2015.

Job Opportunity with Creative Carbon Scotland – Projects and Festivals Environ. Sustainability Officer

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

creative_carbon_scotlandCreative Carbon Scotland – a charity initiated by the Edinburgh Festivals and founder members the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network – is a partnership of arts organisations working to help shape a sustainable Scotland. Our vision is of a cultural sector that is fully engaged in creating a sustainable Scotland through the work it makes and presents, through the way it operates and through its communication with the wider public.

Our mission is to:

  • Engage the sector in actively promoting environmental sustainability and addressing climate change
  • Help the sector take a lead in shaping an environmentally sustainable Scotland
  • Help the sector run itself as environmentally sustainably as possible

Owing to demand for our work we now need an additional member of staff to join us to work on projects, communications and administration for Creative Carbon Scotland and to support the Edinburgh Festivals in the achievement of their own ambitious environmental sustainability strategy. This is a great opportunity for someone with good knowledge of both sustainability and the arts, a desire to create lasting change and the energy and commitment to effect that change in the arts and cultural sectors in Scotland. The post is full-time and for a fixed term until 31 March 2016, with possible extension subject to continued funding. Secondments from relevant organisations, flexible working and job-share applications are welcomed.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification here for more information of how to apply.

Applications are due via email midnight on Sunday 22 March 2015. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8 April in Edinburgh.


Image: “THIRST” Beili Liu, Emily Little, Norma Yancey and Cassie Bergstrom. Commissioned by Women & Their Work. Photo courtesy David Ingram/Flickr Creative Commons.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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