Friday, January 27, 2012

Residencies for Minority Artists and Writers

Educational Foundation of America Fellowships
Three merit-based fellowships available to emerging and mid-career artists and writers of color from the United States.
Civil Society Institute Fellowship
One fellowship for a minority artist with demonstrable financial need from New Haven, Jersey City, or Baltimore. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible CSI applicants. This award also includes a $500 travel stipend.
Harpo Foundation Native American Fellowships
Two fellowship awards open to Native American artists living in the U.S., based on the strength and quality of their work. This award includes a $500 travel stipend.
Applications are due by February 15th, 2012. Apply online, or download and mail an application.
See our website to learn more about these fellowships and the many other residency awards available. Please share this opportunity with friends and colleagues.
Contact David Grozinsky at 802 635-2727 with any questions.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Texture Artist 24 Seven Inc. - New York, NY

A studio in North Hollywood is currently looking for a CG Texture Artist for a 6 month project. The chosen applicant will create character and environment textures for an upcoming AAA online world . He/She will work in collaboration with the Art Director, Modelers and Designers to create high quality textures for CG assets (props, clothing, etc.).

You must have extensive soft texture skills that are hand painted, not photo sourced.


. Work with Art Director to determine style, look and quality level of textures for CG assets

. Paint textures for environment and character CG assets

. Work w/ proprietary in-house art tools to provide content to game engine

. Work closely with both internal and external Art Teams to help maintain continuity and quality in the game

. Experiment and innovate with emerging techniques and art software to improve quality and efficiency

Project Manager, Artist Studio - New York, NY

Artist studio in New York looking for highly motivated individual to work on a variety of projects. Internationally recognized artist based in New York, London, and Seoul works in a variety of media including castings, fabric, video.

Responsibilities include the following:
Project Management
  • Manage projects, overseeing all aspects including fabrication, installation, budgets, schedules, contracts, insurance
  • Correspond with clients
  • Write project text, meeting minutes, correspondence
  • Locate various consultants to work on projects
  • Review and organize archive materials
  • Scan materials, including correspondence, photographs, publications
  • Work on documentation and publication of various projects
  • Write text for projects
  • Correspond with archivist and assistants in other studios—London and Seoul
General support
  • Maintain and streamline organizational systems
  • Research and order equipment, materials, supplies
  • Help with general studio organization
  • Organize meetings and travel
  • Work closely with Studio Manager
Candidate should meet the following requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in related field, preferably architecture, design, art administration
  • 3 - 5 years work experience
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment
  • Excellent organization skills with careful attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Proficiency in Korean a plus
Please email your cover letter and resume to

Nida Art Colony on the Baltic Sea Coast: Call for Summer-Autumn Residency Applications and Proposals for Symposium on Remoteness

Nida Art Colony invites artists, designers, architects, curators, and art researchers to meet the coming summer and autumn on the Baltic Sea coast in the Curonian Spit National Park. The Colony was opened in March 2011 as a new branch of the Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania). 

The Nida Art Colony's remote location and beautiful surrounding landscape provide the time and inspiring solitude missing from modern urban life. A residency in Nida will meet your expectations if:
● the intensity of urban life—curators, openings, presentations—consumes all of your time and leaves you without energy to concentrate on artistic practice;
● you are working with site-specific projects involving local communities, reflecting on the natural and/or cultural environment;
● you love coincidences and want to meet artists from all over the world in order to collaborate with them now or in the future;
● you need a large space for experiments—the whole forest and beach can be your studio.

Deadline for residency applications: February 15, 2012
Dates and duration of the residencies: 1 to 4 months between June 1 and December 31, 2012. The recommended duration of a residency is 2 months.

Costs: Studio and living space rent is 412 Eur/month (June–September) and 312 Eur/month (October–December), including all taxes, use of equipment, communal spaces, bicycles and the minivan.

Grants: No grants are currently available; selected candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant seeking.

Conditions: The Colony provides the necessary living and social conditions to ensure a comfortable and unobtrusive coexistence of the five artists-in-residence. Each of the five residencies is set out on two floors with 65 sq. m of floor space and features all the necessary facilities. The colony is situated about 600 metres away from the sand dunes, and a short walk from the beach. For a list of available equipment, see

The symposium is a part of a project of the Baltic-Nordic Network of Remote Art & Residency Centers; however, it is open to participants from all over the world. Through the symposium we hope to build a network of remotely located centers, and learn different approaches to these unique places. For more information, and to see the other participating partners, please visit the project blog at

The symposium is a 3-day-long event (May 17–20, May). The Contributors are invited to share their experiences working and living in remotely located art & residency centers; as directors and cultural managers, and as practicing artists and participants. We are looking forward to proposals from a variety of cultural disciplines on the theme of "remoteness", with an emphasis on community building, interaction with local inhabitants, and site specificity.

The format: The format is open; proposals can vary from lectures and workshops to performances and site-specific artworks. We are able to provide accommodation and catering to a limited number of participants. Travels expenses are subject to availability.

Deadline: Please send a short proposal (up to 500 words + visual material if needed) by March 31, 2012

Interested individuals, who would prefer to take part as audience members, may apply as "passive" participants by submitting a request with a short motivation letter. Unfortunately, we will be unable to cover your participation costs.
Documentation from the May 2011 Symposium can be found here.
To get a sense of Colony life and to see A.I.R. portfolios from Spring 2011 please check the Nida Art Colony Log at
More information on facilities, activities and services at and on Facebook.

Ashkal Alwan - The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts Home Workspace Program 2012-13

Call for applications for annual, interdisciplinary arts program

The HWP is an annual, interdisciplinary arts program launched by
Ashkal Alwan in 2011. The program targets emerging artists who wish to
develop their formal, historical, and critical skills and practice in
a supportive environment in Beirut.

Each edition or class of the HWP runs for 10 months, led by a
different Resident Professor (RP) each year and admitting
approximately 15 participants. HWP 2012-13 with Resident Professor
Matthias Lilienthal.

Part academic, part practice-based, the curriculum consists of
lectures, workshops and seminars by the RP and other leading local and
international artists, writers, thinkers, filmmakers, curators, etc.

In addition to the curriculum, participants also benefit from a
support-network of individuals, professionals, venues and resources
around Beirut and elsewhere in Lebanon.

Participants are expected to reside in Beirut for 10 months with
limited outside engagements, to participate actively in the various
activities initiated by the RP and other visiting professors, and to
develop and produce a project.

The HWP 2012-13 starts in October 2012.

The HWP is NOT a residency program. Although non-degree granting, HWP
closely resembles a study program at the post-graduate level.

Assistant Professor in Theory, History and Criticism - American University in Cairo

The position is within the Art Program in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching six courses a year, including general survey courses of Visual Arts' History/ Theory/Criticism, as well as a team-taught introductory course that might be conducted with other members of the Department. The successful candidate will be also given the opportunity to teach courses that pertain to his/her areas of expertise and specialization.

Applicants look at the areas of History/Theory/Criticism from local, regional and global cultural perspectives. In this regard, a solid understanding of the Arab world is essential. Candidates for the position also consider issues of contemporary cultural practices from an interdisciplinary vantage point, with specific consideration of how contemporary visual art practices are increasingly informed by various disciplinary media, including film, video arts, graphic design, along with other emerging media. As such, candidates also engage cultural practice as integral to other disciplinary areas such as social, political, economic, institutional and popular culture studies.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in anthropology, cultural studies, art-film-design theory, criticism, and curatorial studies, communication studies, or other related area. He or she should have good university/college teaching experience and show evidence of active scholarly research agenda.

Additional Information:
Review of applications will begin April 10, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who successfully submit their materials on or before March 1, 2012 will be assured full consideration.

Application Instructions:
All applicants must submit the following documents online:
a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed Personal Information Form ).  Please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to
Note: Please remember your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional 
questions (if required).

Apply Here

Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) Programs

Faculty: Silke Otto-Knapp, Jan Verwoert
Program dates: June 18, 2012–July 28, 2012
Application deadline: January 20, 2012 
Doing impressions: What if we understood mimesis not so much in terms of representation, but literally, as a form of imitation, of mimicking, of doing impressions of nature? To draw a mountain is to mimic it, and, as a form of mimicry, a magical form of becoming.
Mimesis, as a magical practice, is a question of technique: of molding your vowels, modulating the lines you draw or paint, adapting movements, as a means of activating the sympathetic relationship between you and what's out there.
The residency will be organized around regular field trips dedicated to plein air drawing, and close reading seminars in which to develop alternative intuitions of what mimesis could be.

23 Studio Time: Work of the Living Watch
Geoffrey Farmer
Program dates: July 30, 2012–August 17, 2012
Application deadline: March 2, 2012
Three weeks, eight talks, and studio time. 
This residency will focus on time in the studio while also incorporating walks, conversation, studio visits, and readings as we contemplate the structure of experience. Such study is like hiking up a mountain. As one climbs and becomes aware of wider and wider vistas, it is important to not lose sight of details, at least not the critical ones. We must let go of some, however; life is too short.
In addition to Visual Arts facilities access, Studio Time participants will be invited to attend the public lectures and meet the faculty and participants of the Banff Research in Culture (BRIC) residency, The Retreat: A Position of dOCUMENTA (13).

Banff Artist in Residence programs offer independent periods of study where artists, curators, and other arts professionals are free to experiment and explore. Participants are provided with an individual studio accessible 24 hours a day, as well as use of Visual Arts facilities including printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. BAIR offers short and long-term opportunities to work at a remove from the constraints of everyday life.

For more information and to apply:
Office of the Registrar
Phone: 403.762.6180 or 1.800.565.9989