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02.09.05 ArtThrob seeks Johannesburg Editor
02.09.05 KZNSA seeks curator
02.09.05 2005 MTN School Art Awards calls for entries
02.09.05 Unisa Art Gallery calls for proposals
02.09.05 Beautiful Struggle: The Thousand Word Project calls for submissions
02.09.05 Studio space available in Cape Town
02.09.05 The Cape Town Festival calls for proposals
02.09.05 Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture: Call for Papers


5.08.05 LIFEsparks bioportal calls for submissions
5.08.05 International Thupelo Workshop in Cape Town
5.08.05 Submissions invited for work to be sold in a variety of venues worldwide
5.08.05 IDFA 2005 - International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam

1.07.05 Call for radical art graphics for U.S. art book

3.06.05 Unseen City invites contributions

09.05.05 Video Channel calls for proposals

26.04.05 Images sought for South African tourism book

04.03.05 Enjin Museum of Dead Media calls for contributions

07.01.05 Tsunami - call for submissions

04.12.04 Exhibition workshops for 2006 Commonwealth Games

05.11.04 The Surface-online invites contributions

02.08.04 Gallery in Georgia, USA seeks South African artists

01.05.04 Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting Newmediafest 2004

01.11.03 AVA invites submissions

15.10.03 My Mission: call for submissions

15.09.03 Donate your art to aids orphans auction website


04.03.05 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme


5.08.05 Facilitator sought for 'Women's Spaces'
5.08.05 ArtMoves Africa: Mobility of artists and cultural operators within the African continent


ArtThrob seeks Johannesburg Editor

ArtThrob seeks new editor for Johannesburg from October. Responsibilities: listings, news, reviews. Qualities needed: good writing skills, inititiative, ability to be extremely disciplined in meeting deadlines under pressure. Interested? Please send the following to by September 22:

Introductory letter
Sample review (need not be published)
Two contactable references

KZNSA seeks curator

The KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) is a non-profit organisation promoting contemporary visual culture in the province. Based in Durban, the KZNSA Gallery is recognised nationally as a prestigious space for showcasing the work of local, national and international artists.

Reporting to the CEO, the Curator will be responsible for:

* ensuring a full calendar of exhibitions for four gallery spaces
* soliciting and evaluating proposals of suitable works for exhibition, in conjunction with the exhibition committee
* organising all aspects of exhibitions
* the overall management and administration of the Gallery and related staff
* preparation and negotiation of funding agreements
* internal and external liaison including the development of significant partnerships
* the promotion and development of educational programmes related to the activities of the Gallery

Suitable applicants will have:

* an appropriate tertiary qualification
* previous experience in a similar environment
* sensitivity to and support for social-cultural transformation
* a strong network in the South African visual arts world
* an ability to work under pressure
* strong administrative skills with a natural attention to detail

Applications should be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer, KZNSA, Postnet Suite 150, Private Bag X04, Dalbridge 4014 or emailed to:

Closing date for applications September 21, 2005

2005 MTN School Art Awards calls for entries

The MTN Foundation has launched the 2005 MTN School Art Awards, which is aimed at fostering the talents of young artists. Introduced in 1998, the MTN School Art Awards recognise and reward young artists for their creative ability and for their commitment to art-related community work at school or in their communities. The awards also recognise educators for their commitment to the discipline.

There are two award categories: the School Award and the Learner Award. The awards are open to Gauteng-based schools and art learners in Grades 11 and 12. The closing date for entries is October 10. Finalists will be announced on November 8, followed by the awards ceremony on November 23.

Says Yvonne Muthien, Group Executive, Corporate Affairs: 'MTN is committed to addressing the critical imbalances in South Africa's art, culture and heritage. We are also committed to sustainable partnerships and are proud to work with the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) on this initiative. Through the School Art Awards we hope to contribute to the establishment of a creative and resourceful society and to show that art presents relevant career opportunities. It is also important that art educators - mostly unsung heroes - receive the acknowledgement they deserve for their dedication to the arts.'

Says Mashifane Makunyane, Deputy Chief Education Specialist of Arts and Culture at the Gauteng Education Department: 'The MTN School Art Awards is a symbol of commitment, responsibility and understanding of our historical dynamics as South Africans. We believe that this MTN initiative is money well spent. It is through constructive partnerships like this that together we can achieve excellence and invest in our learners, who are able to create, construct, interpret, analyse, appreciate and share through MTN's initiatives.'

The prize for the winning school includes a three-night art tour to Cape Town for the art educator, a digital camera and book hamper. Learners can look forward to winning cellphones, art materials, book hampers and other MTN goodies. There are also a number of runner-up prizes.

The Awards are part of the MTN Foundation's Arts and Culture portfolio whose objectives are to:

* Promote art, culture and heritage for nation-building;
* Use art as a tool for educational purposes; and
* Support and profile emerging African artists

The MTN art collection is one of the most comprehensive corporate collections of African art on the continent and includes more than 1500 original artworks. The collection forms the core of a far-reaching social empowerment programme and is used to facilitate a range of projects aimed at giving visible support to arts, culture and heritage in South Africa with a nascent expansion into Africa.

Through its Art Institute, the MTN Foundation holds exhibitions, facilitates outreach programmes and publishes art books, resource materials and educational supplements.Later this year the MTN Foundation will also host the MTN New Contemporaries Award which targets artists who have either recently graduated from art school or who have not received widespread recognition. The MTN New Contemporaries Award showcases cutting edge, installation, video and new media works which engage social and theoretical issues pertinent to South African society today.

For more information:

Pearl Majola 083 212 2459 or
Sarah Chapman 083 200 3020

Unisa Art Gallery calls for proposals

The Unisa Art Gallery along with the Institute for Social and Health Sciences is calling for art proposals to be exhibited at the 8th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference scheduled to be held in the Durban International Convention Centre from April 2 - 5, 2006. This call is requesting proposals for an artwork to be created on one of four themes: Violence, Suicide, Childhood Injuries and Public Safety.

As a special feature of this conference, we are inviting submissions of statements by artists involved in but not limited to visual art, computer art, multi-media art, and installation, interactive and sound art. We invite submissions that deal with the issues and debates surrounding Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. For more information about the conference see

Please send your proposal to:

Meredith Randall
Unisa Art Gallery
PO Box 392
Unisa 0003

Please include:
Name and all contact details
Title of work
Description of proposed work (a few sketches can also be included if this improves understanding)
A brief CV
Proposed cost of producing the work

If selected the artist will have the opportunity to work with the Institute to learn more about the issues. The artist will then have to create the work by March 1, which must then be shipped to Durban for the exhibition.

Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2005

Beautiful Struggle: The Thousand Word Project calls for submissions

The World Youth Centre in cooperation with UN Habitat is launching a new global initiative and we want to know if you're down. Basically it goes like this...

The Thousand-Word Project is an international mural project based around the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDG's). This project is uniting young people around the world in a common focus that is at the same time unique to each country/city/locale. The uniting theme for this project is two words: Beautiful Struggle.Young artists from across the world will focus on one of the Millennium Development Goals and bring to life their interpretations of that goal through depicting the attainment of that goal as a beautiful struggle.

The project will be two-fold. The first stage will take place as the international mural programme. The second stage will consist of the artists involved being interviewed by our chief writer on why they chose that particular MDG as part of her research on each locale. This 2nd stage will culminate in the publishing of a book to be distributed throughout junior-high schools and high schools as an educational tool.

This book, to be titled Beautiful Struggle: The Thousand Word Project, will feature each mural created across the globe and will be accompanied by thousand word essays on the locales and problems that young people face in each participating region relating to the Millennium Development Goals.

United Nation's Millennium Development Goals:

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2. Achieve universal primary education
3. Promote gender and empower women
4. Reduce child mortality
5. Improve maternal health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
7. Ensure environmental sustainability
8. Develop a global partnership for development

What we are looking for:

We are looking for either individual artists or community-based arts groups that are interested in becoming a part of this global and groundbreaking initiative by painting a mural around one of the Millenium Development Goals in their own locale.

For more information or to get down please don't hesitate to contact:

. Javid Alibhai
Project Coordinator, Toronto, Canada

Tel: 416 564 0239

Studio space available in Cape Town

Studio/office available secure building in Shortmarket Street, Cape Town. Approximately 5 x 5 metres with good natural light and views of Table Mountain. R1000/month as a studio (uncarpeted) and R1100/month with carpets and a fresh coat of paint.

Tel: Neville Jackson on 083 229 5954 or email Inge:

The Cape Town Festival calls for proposals

The Cape Town Festival is inviting all practitioners, performing and visual artists in the arts, culture and heritage sectors who wish to apply to be part of the March 2006 Festival. The Festival runs from March 3 to 21, 2006. The theme of the Festival is Celebrating Ubuntu (Humanity) with specific focus on Intercultural Learning. Proposals in the following disciplines are being sought:

Visual arts
Street Theatre

Please request a prescribed application form and return it by August 31

Email or visit to download the form

Tel: (021) 465 9042
Fax: (021) 465 9043

Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture: Call for Papers

'Is African Art History?'

Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture is a new peer-reviewed publication for studies in the history of classical, modern, and contemporary African arts, slated to begin publication in Spring 2006. We invite submissions for the inaugural issue titled, 'Is African Art History?' Essays addressing the problem of history in continental African art practice are welcome, especially those that engage directly with ideas of modernity and that propose or critique a clearly articulated methodology.

Critical Interventions will publish scholarly Art Historical essays about objects and critical discourses in African arts and visual cultures. Comparative work rooted in developments in Africa that links African art to the Diasporas, to Europe, Asia or to the Americas will be considered. We are seeking essays that illuminate the place of art in specific historical processes and evaluate the theories and methods produced through the study of African art history.

Critical Interventions will provide a forum for established and younger scholars whose writing is based on extensive research into the problems of modernism and modernity in African art and comparable areas of research. Submissions may focus on any area of modern and contemporary art and visual or material culture, including popular art, neotraditional forms, studio art, film, photography, architecture, and new media. Essays that review the history, appraise the present situation, or propose the future course of modern African art studies will be viewed favourably.

Submissions must be original and previously unpublished work submitted both in hard copy and also in electronic form saved in Microsoft Word. Articles should be between 6500 and 8500 words and may include black and white and colour images scanned to disk at 300dpi. All copyright resolution issues are the responsibility of the author and copyright permissions must be included at the time of submission. Send articles to:

John Peffer, Editor
Critical Interventions
C/o HAVC, Porter Faculty Services
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Inquiries may be sent to and


LIFEsparks bioportal calls for submissions

Southgro Investment Conferences has seized the opportunity to launch a first of its kind, the LIFEsparks bioportal on our website

Sponsored by the Innovation Fund, part of the National Research Foundation (South African National Department of Science & Technology) and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd, we are a self-financing, national development finance institution. We envisage the site becoming the hubsite of South Africa's biosciences community providing news about and niche services to local life sciences, pharmaceutical, neutraceutical and medical devices companies.

The BIO RSA hub also hosts our BIO-art segment, a forum for Bio(logical) Art(ists) to express their creativity -

In creating a vibrant, innovative and networked bio-community, LIFEsparks invites you to submit original art that deals with developmental or experimental electronic and biological work focused in the life sciences to our online bioportal for exhibition.

Subject to interest and quality, adventurous art projects that utilise emergent technologies in areas such as digital, time-based, internet, screen-based, robotic AI and biological art will be exhibited at the planned art exhibition, as part of the LIFEsparks 2005 biopartnering event that will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, with the top 25 finalists attending the glamour evening and awards ceremony on October 19, 2005. Bio-art can be anything from images captured on a confocal microscope to a watercolour painting on canvas; and be of scientific or artistic value.

Photographs, digital images, canvas, slides, etc. can be submitted. All artwork should be submitted in the highest quality available, with the understanding that the work will be flighted eventually on plasma screen and or printed in high resolution posters and mounted on panels.

For non-conventional art, please submit an exhibition proposal to We can make decisions more readily if we are given as much information as possible regarding display equipment, lighting etc. Please bear in mind that there are only a certain number of non-conventional displays possible, so submitting a proposal is no guarantee of acceptance.

In all instances, an A4-long concept and rationale should include an account of the idea or scientific finding, together with a discussion of the theme/s the scientist / artist(s) treat, or the theoretical background of the work or research. All submissions must include a current CV. Plans for any publication associated with the art exhibition should be mentioned.

Entries will be received and considered anytime until September 30, 2005.

Digital art will be displayed online prior to the event, and therefore should be in *.jpg, *.tif, *.gif, or animated *.gif or *.mp3 file format.

Visitors to the online gallery will not be able to download images in order to protect copyright and entitlements.

. Sponsorships, awards, and prizes to reward scientists and artists for their creative input will be announced on August 1, 2005.

For more information, email or call (011) 880-0364.

International Thupelo Workshop in Cape Town

We invite you to apply for the next international Thupelo Workshop to be held at AMAC in Cape Town in December 2005, culminating in an open day/ exhibition of work-in-progress on the final day.

Thupelo workshops are organised by artists for artists and are initiated in response to a need for interaction between artists.

'The concentration of so much energy and commitment into a short period of time encourages risk-taking and experimentation that might not happen in the artist's own studio. At the same time the process of exchange that lies at the heart of the [Thupelo] Workshops, based on the Triangle model, often has a long-term influence on the practice and sometimes the lives of the participants. The strong emphasis on process rather than product engendered by the workshops means that the work made and exhibited at the workshop open days is often not finished work' - Robert Loder

Travel costs to and from Cape Town and specialist art materials need to be covered by the artists, while Thupelo will cover all other expenses. If you are in a position to obtain funding for your own participation as well as travel to and from Cape Town, please state this clearly on your application.

AMAC, Cape Town, December 2 - 17, 2005

Closing date for applications: September 30, 2005

To apply send your application to: or The Thupelo Cape Town Selection Committee, PO Box 250, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915 For further information contact André Barnard, tel (021) 447 9699 or fax 086 670 780 or visit

Submissions invited for work to be sold in a variety of venues worldwide

ArtAnts markets and sells giclée prints of artworks internationally. We need thousands of artworks.

We have a unique new marketing strategy for the prints that includes displaying catalogues of art in coffee shops, curio shops, framing shops and other venues worldwide. We keep these venues interested in displaying the art by paying them a commission of 10%. We have special technology for determining which orders result from which catalogues displayed in which venue.

Since we print each catalogue individually, we can display different artworks in each catalogue in each venue, which means that we can represent a large variety of art from many artists.

The giclée printing process allows us to make prints one at a time without storing an inventory of prints. It also allows us and the artist to break even on the first sale and to start making a profit from the second onwards. This means that it is financially viable for us to give the opportunity to all artists to sell prints of their work - even if just one or two prints will ever be sold.

For more information, visit or email

IDFA 2005 - International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam

Call for creative documentaries of any length to be shown at IDFA 2005 (International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam).

Creative documentaries of any length completed after April 1, 2005 are still eligible for IDFA 2005. There is no fee required for entry.

In total, IDFA shows some 200 documentaries, divided among more than 10 festival programmes. The festival has three competition programmes. Apart from these competitions, IDFA presents five regular programme sections that recur annually, complemented by special sections. These special programmes focus on specific countries, directors and/or themes.

During IDFA, Docs for Sale takes place. Docs for Sale is a marketplace where sellers offer creative documentaries to buyers. Entry is possible by means of a separate 'Docs for Sale' entry form. The deadline for Docs For Sale is October 1, 2005.

You can enter your documentary by sending two VHS cassettes or two DVDs with a completed IDFA entry form and all required information. This form is available online at The entry form also consists of a checklist with all information needed before the film can be taken into consideration.

Documentaries completed after April 2005 must be received by August 10, 2005. We would greatly appreciate it if you enter your documentary as early as possible. Films and videos can only be shown at the festival if they have English commentary and/or English dialogue, or are in their original versions with English subtitles.

IDFA accepts the following screening formats: 16mm and 35mm, Betacam SP PAL and Digibeta PAL. Presentation of other formats and video systems requires the authorisation of the Festival.

If the documentary does not meet all the requirements mentioned above, it will not be eligible for selection.

The festival takes place from November 24 - December 4, 2005

Entries to be received by August 10

Send entries to:

International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 6273329
Fax: +31 20 6385388

Call for artwork to be published in a new book

Deadline: October 31st, 2005

Reproduce and Revolt!: Radical Graphics for the 21st Century
Edited by Josh MacPhee
Soft Skull Press

The book is intended as a toolbox for political activists and will contain over 300 new and exciting high-quality illustrations and graphics about social justice and political activism for activists to use on flyers, posters, t-shirts, brochures, stencils or any other graphic aspects of political campaigns. All the graphics will be bold and easy to reproduce, in addition to being open source/anti-copyright. The book will come with clear instructions on how to best utilize the images so as to improve the graphic qualities of political campaigns. It will also contain a short history of political graphics, an archive of political flyers and posters throughout history, as well as information about and a bibliography of further reading for all of the social justice issues the art will cover.

I am now collecting submissions of graphics, illustrations and art for the book, which will be published by Soft Skull Press in late 2006. I will chose for the book according quality of the image, reproducibility, and how well they convey the issues. Not everyone's submissions will be included. I will also be attempting to craft the book to represent the output of as diverse a group of artists as possible, across gender, race, nationality, sexuality, ability, etc. Reproduce & Revolt! is not intended to be a who's who of well known and successful political artists, this call is open to all levels of artists.

Here are the specifications for the images:
* Black and White/Greyscale.
* High Resolution: either original artwork on paper or high res digital images, minimum 600 dpi for greyscale, 1200 dpi for line art.
* vector-based graphics in .ai and .eps file types are encouraged (but in no way mandatory!)
* A minimum of 6 inches x 6 inches.
* All mediums are accepted (various forms of printmaking, drawing, digital design, collages, etc.). The main factor is reproducibility.

Here are the catagories the images should be about:

* Anti-Authoritarianism (including anarchism, hierarchy, direct action, mutual aid and more)
* Anti-Racism (including racial equality, institutional racism, attacks on youth of color, white privilege and more)
* Counter-Globalization (including corporate control, IMF, World Bank, WTO, capitalism, austerity, world debt, alternative economies and more)
* Education (including privatization, self-education, free schools, liberatory pedagogy, urban inequalities, military recruitment and more)
* Environment (including environmental justice, environmental racism, endangered species, animal rights, earth liberation, deforestation, strip mining, water rights, bio-tech, organics, community gardens and more)
* Feminism (including women's struggles, wages for housework, equal pay for equal work, equal rights, gender discrimination, women's liberation movement, sexual assault, men against sexism, fat lib. and more)
* Government (including bureaucracy, taxes, anti-cop, police brutality, elections and more)
* Health Care (including disability, mental health, AIDS, access, abortion, aging and more)
* Housing (including public housing, gentrification, private ownership, abandonment, homelessness and more)
* International Solidarity (including connections with movements around the world, borders, mutual aid, national liberation, Zapatista support, indigenous solidarity and more)
* Labor (including unions, work slowdowns/stoppages/sabotage, strikes, bosses, anti-work, economics, maquiladoras, sweatshops, sex work and more)
* Media (including media control, media consolidation, independent media, pirate radio and more)
* Prisons (including prison reform, prison abolition, racism in the criminal justice system, the death penalty, political prisoners, stopping the construction of prisons, torture, sentencing discrepancies and more)
* Protest (including marches, protests, direct action, pickets, plowshares, armed actions and more)
* Queer Liberation (including gay, lesbian, trans, intersex, and bisexual struggle, gender binaries, queer bashing, sexual liberation and more)
* War (including anti-war, imperialism, militarism, state terrorism, war tax resistance, nuclear weapons, "collateral damage" and more)

All material must be submitted by October 31st, 2005.
There is no limit to the number of images you can submit.
All images need to be emailed to "reproduce [at] justseeds [dot] org"
or mailed to:
Josh MacPhee/R
POBox 476971
Chicago, IL 60647

If you have any additional questions, feel free to write or email the above addresses.

Josh MacPhee

Unseen City invites contributions

The youth of Cape Town and Amsterdam, two cities that are both torn and connected by history, convene in this project and show a new urban reality through the use of the arts. Artists are invited to submit relevant work on the website.

Want to see your work on the world wide web? Want to share your urban experience? Interested in connection? Join artists, designers and photographers from Cape Town and Amsterdam in this unique web-based project.


Video Channel calls for proposals

VideoChannel is looking for video works on the themes 'Self-portrait' and 'Totalitarianism' to be included in its online collection on and the offline DVD collection to be presented in the framework of the interactive installation of ' [R][R][F]2005--->XP - global networking project', as well as in selection for presentation on media festivals and exhibitions. It is planned to select a maximum of six to ten video works.

The thematic context 'Self-portrait' and 'Totalitarianism' operates in a narrow and wider sense. The videos have to be submitted as digital files - Quicktime, Real Video or .aviDIVX compression for preview, or URL for preview or download, and the selected works will be required to send as high quality videos as Quicktime or mpeg2DVD (PAL/NTSC) on CD or DVD (data) by snail mail. The videos may have a running time between one and five minutes, with possible exceptions. One submission per artist on each theme only.

Please use this form for submitting: of artist(s), email address(es), URL(s) (in case of an artists' collective please credit all participants properly)
2. short biography/CV (not more than 300 words each)
3. 1 work/project only with title, year of production
a) type of media file
b) URLof the posted work online
c) URL from where the projectfile(s) can be downloaded
4. work description (story included, not more than 500 words)
5. screenshot (.jpeg, max. 800x600 px)


The submitter/s declare/s and confirm/s that he/she/they is/are holding all rights on the submission and give permission to include the submitted work in 'Cinematheque' online/offline environment until revoke.

Signed by (submitter)

Please send the complete submission to with VideoChannel 'Self-portrait' or 'Totalitarianism' in the subject line.

Images sought for South African tourism book

Struik Publishers is looking for 200 fresh new images that represent the spirit of South Africa. Do you have photographs that fit the bill?

A survey of departing international tourists showed that these visitors left the country impressed with far more than just the beautiful scenery. They spoke too of friendly hospitable people, of mineral wealth, of wildlife riches, of excellent cuisine, of inspiration... Struik is looking for images that represent this kind of diversity and beauty. Selected images will be used in a mainstream tourist souvenir to be published in November 2006.

The picture quality must obviously be appropriate for use in such a coffee table book: pin-sharp transparencies that are up-to-date, have not been used extensively elsewhere, and that clearly illustrate the places/events described.

So, can you see your country through the eyes of a traveller? While we're not quite going for the warts-and-all approach, or for a wildly artistic take, we are looking for images with a certain freshness to them - images that accurately portray a bright country full of hope, colour and inspiration.

All images must be clearly labelled with the destination and your name. Transparencies are preferable to digital images.

For more information, contact

Enjin Museum of Dead Media

Enjin in collaboration with The Trinity Session is embarking on the development of a Museum for Dead Media. The purpose is to call the public's attention to the significance of collecting or preserving one's redundant or dated technology, reflections on ways in which these tools are still applied in creative processes and of course to reflect on the advancements in new technologies and media. Key to this project are questions around what shape and form a museum of dead media could take. Is it a building, a collective networked data system, a discussion forum or a series of presentations and features in future issues of the magazine and dvd supplement. The first steps towards this project manifest in the Hobbs/Neustetter installation at Design Indaba and the call for interest and ideas on creative uses of dead media, and concepts for the 'museum'.

Who is involved?

Enjin is South Africa's leading resource for creative professionals, brings you comprehensive coverage of the art of design, 3D, animation, video, effects, web and interactive design. Enjin addresses the needs of those within the digital media market by providing relevant and forward-thinking content. Now in its sixth year, Enjin Creative Magazine consistently delivers the content that people want to read.

The meeting of Stephen Hobbs and Marcus Neustetter as an artist collaborative fuses their interests in urban social change and virtual culture. Over the years their artistic practices have resulted from experimentation with the juxtaposition of high and low tech, dead and new media interventions. These experiments manifest in public space, galleries and museums and in the arena of their artist lab: the Trinity Session. Taking into consideration the exclusivity of the museum and gallery context, current projects focus on social research and mobile platforms enabling their artistic expression.

Directed by Hobbs and Neustetter, The Trinity Session is a contemporary art production team that investigates the strategies and relationships between art and business, collaborative practice, network development and creative contextual response. As Hobbs' personal artistic interest is the urban environment and Neustetter's the digital and virtual, the thematic focus of The Trinity Session revolves around these subject areas. Heavily informed and influenced by context, The Trinity Session defines its approaches from a position within Johannesburg, South Africa, thusdetermining its attitude tolocal and global debates, networks and partnerships for survival and sustainability of the visual arts industries. By acting as correspondents and consultants, and approaching the work process from a network and 'accommodation and exchange of information' angle, the purpose of the working dynamic is to produce in a cross-platform multidisciplinary way with artists, institutions and corporate brands and services. Interests lie in interdisciplinary working methods, conceptualising and interacting with like-minded partners.

Enjin is building a museum and we need your help. Create a visual piece in any format or material. Submit your personal or professional interpretation of dead media to Enjin magazine for inclusion in the Enjin Museum of Dead Media. Works will be selected to feature in future editions of Enjin magazine, and for pride of place in the Museum. There are no entry restrictions - all visual comments on the theme of dead media are accepted and encouraged.

For more info, download the emodm brief and submission form from www.enjin Send your museum piece concepts and proposals to . Call (011) 339 2785 or 381 7711 for further information.

Traveling Magazine Table by Nomads&Residents

Nomads&Residents is a forum for visitors in the arts: making connections, supporting networks, setting up meetings.

This is an open call for magazines or periodicals published by non-profit and alternative spaces, independent groups, artists, and artists' collectives to be part of the 'Nomads&Residents' Traveling Magazine Table'. This collection of materials will be on view at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, Boston, this winter and spring. If you would like your magazine or periodical to be included in the collection, please send two copies of your latest issue(s) to:

The Center for Advanced Visual Studies
Attn: Traveling Magazine Table
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue N52-390
Cambridge MA 02139

For more information:

Tel: 617 452 2484

Send materials to:

About Nomads&Residents

Big cities are in a continuous flux, with a coming and going of people who settle in, stay temporarily or move through. Newcomers enter this flux, become part of the life of the city, and make connections with others. The city, as a space, contains possibilities through the dynamic relationships between people, which may provoke an active engagement. Strangers become friends, ideas become practice, models are being transformed into action. Nomads&Residents originated in New York, yet also bases its activities on the coming and going of people who settle in, stay temporarily or move through cities such as Los Angeles, Rotterdam, Munich and Amsterdam.

To read more about Nomads&Residents and browse through its archive and calendar of events please visit:

Tsunami - call for submissions

The current Asian tsunami disaster made it again evident: the human being cannot control the destructive powers of nature.

A Virtual Memorial and [R][R][F]2005---XP initiate on occasion of this disaster and in solidarity with all affected people in this human tragedy a net-based art project environment, entitled 'Tsunami'.

The title 'Tsunami' does thematically not only refer to this or similiar disasters in present or past, but beyond that 'Tsunami' is primarily also understood as a symbol for the inevitable, the immutable, for powers of nature, powers of destiny which cannot be controlled by the human being, situations of helplessness of which the human being is irrevocably at the mercy. Has he any chance to escape or take influence?

Nearly everybody wherever he may live has had experiences of that kind in one or the other way already. Artists around the globe are invited to reflect on these traumatic conditions of human life and submit art works, documents, texts or any other material which can be submitted as digital file.

'Tsunami' - this collaborative project will be published and featured on and simultaneously and will take part in all coming physical events of [R][R][F]2005--->XP, global networking project by Agricola de Cologne.

Following file types are accepted:

Text: .txt, .rtf, plain email
Image: .jpg,.gif., png
sound: .mpg3
movie: .mov, .avi, wmv, .swf, .drc, .mpeg2

The submission can consist of different parts, works or documents but must not exceed 5MB. All serious contributions will be accepted.

First deadline is March 31, afterwards ongoing, but the project will be launched on February 1 and from then on continuously updated.

Please use this form for submitting

1. Name, Email, URL
2. Brief bio (not more than 50 words/English)
3. Work(s) (number of entries, titles, year of origin, medium of original work, submitted media file types)
4. Short description for each submitted work (not more than 50 words/English)

Please send the submission as individual files attached to with 'tsunami' in the subject line.

Exhibitions and workshops for the 2006 Commonwealth Games

'Ubuntu - To Make a Place' is an exhibition to be staged as a highlight of the Commonwealth Games cultural programme. It will be located in the Melbourne Museum in association with the Spirit of the Games exhibition. 'Ubuntu' will offer visitors an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the cultures gathered in Melbourne for this event. They will see thought-provoking objects made with creativity and skill from materials local to the makers. Outside the exhibition, communities in Melbourne and regional centres will be able to interact with the makers through a series of satellite residencies in schools and galleries. The exhibition will help us understand the differences between cultures, while appreciating the shared creativity of their makers.

In July 2004, representatives from 14 southern countries met for the first time to discuss what it is that they might have to say to each other. This gathering marked the initial phase in a four-year journey designed to develop south-south dialogue that realises the new energy and potential of southern countries emerging from shadows of colonialism. The 'Ubuntu' project, administered by Craft Victoria, arises from this meeting.

The focus of Craft Victoria is to celebrate the 'world at hand'. This involves an appreciation of the skills and materials in our midst, both as an expression of local identity and as a means of adding value to our work. Craft Victoria manages the South Project, which is designed to find ways of giving expression to what it means to live in the south - 'Think global, make local' is one of its core principles.

At this stage, Craft Victoria is seeking expressions of interest from organisations and individuals who might be part of this project. In particular, we are looking for support in:

- distributing information about the opportunities of this exhibition for makers
- assisting makers travelling to Melbourne for the event
- professional development opportunities
- interest in being part of the discussion about the meaning of 'Ubuntu' and its relevance beyond South Africa

The South Project is a three year journey leading towards a Festival of the South in 2008. This journey entails four meetings where artists and writers can continue the exchange about what it means to live in the south. The first was in Melbourne, July 2004. 2005 will be in Auckland/Wellington (New Zealand), 2006 will be Santiago (Chile) and the final gathering in 2007 will be in South African (location to be confirmed).

'Ubuntu - to make a place' is one of many projects based on collaborative possibilities. Countries of the south are conditioned to be gazing northwards. This is an opportunity to look to each other and see what we can achieve together.

For more information, contact:

Kevin Murray
Craft Victoria
31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: 61 3 9650 7775
Email: or

The Surface-online invites contributions

The Surface-online is a Scottish-based international chronicle of observation and comment - a shop window for aspiring writers, poets, illustrators, photographers and journalists. We offer no fee.

The Surface is completely and fiercely independent and involves no charge at any time to either reader or contributor. The Surface is self-funded through donations. If you would like your work showcased to literary agents, art directors and editors worldwide then please feel free to contribute.

Each edition of The Surface will be hung on a theme, each theme broad and open to interpretation - your interpretation. We are open to suggestion on future themes.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions should be made to the editor of the specific section. Please read and follow the guidelines at

Visual Arts -

Photography -

Strip Cartoons -

For all other communications please contact the editor at

The Surface represents the diversity and talents of creative people. Submissions should reflect the interests of an international readership.

2004/05 - Themes

America - Following the USA elections we reflect on America. Despotic Empire or land of the free? America has established itself as a sole superpower - but to what purpose? There seem to a lot of people either side of the fence when it comes to loving or hating America. Does size matter? What does America mean, politically, economically, demographically, etc.? Does everyone believe the ideals that America holds dear - freedom, democracy? Are there truly any things which are self-evident? The deadline for copy and artwork is December 10, 2004.

Language - Reflections and explorations of the English language in its many forms and variations. In examining language are we looking at how our language shapes how we think, and therefore who we think we are? What would it mean for humanity to have a truly global language, should it ever occur? The deadline for copy and artwork is February 10, 2005.

Rise and Fall of God And the Devil - the inspirations of the sublime and the profane. Is God particularly relevant to the age in which we live? Secularism; do we actually need God any more? Have we grown up? The deadline for copy and artwork is April 10, 2005.

Second Generation - the impact of being the children of emigrants, (political, economic, nomadic), born in lands foreign to your parents, but so familiar to you. The tensions of the two cultures and values, the Old Ways contrasting with the New Ways, the irony of parents emigrating to provide a better life for their children, but still wanting their family to follow the old traditions, culture, values, language even, and religion, and the fabulous art forms that evolve from the melting pot of humanity the Global Village can and does produce. The deadline for copy and artwork is June 10, 2005.

Games - from the social games we play: white lies, flirtation, roles in society; to actual contests of strength, intellect or guile between people and countries. Olympian feats to drawing room farce - the world as the artist's game board. The deadline for copy and artwork is August 10, 2005.

Degrees of consciousness -The subtlety of consciousness and the scales on which it occurs. Sentience; self-awareness. From a single neuron to a whole universe. Where does it come from and can it be reproduced artificially? Is it just an illusion? What does it actually mean, if anything, to be able to reason about one's existence? The deadline for copy and artwork is October 10, 2005.

'Etcetera' - a new section edited collectively by the editorial team, it will contain approaches and material that don't fit into the more formal areas of The Surface: we want to highlight Internet-based installations, films, music, avant garde work, new projects online; in fact, anything that feeds our theme and provides surprise. This section will be accumulative with material, links and other media being retained and compacting as the issues proceed.

'Postcards from the edge' will be our own central pivot to this new section - it could be seen as artistic form of Bogging where artists and writers are connected from the same location - the writer produces a short piece of prose/poetry/text as the message of the postcard and the rtist/photographer creates an image. It will be about a specific place - in a one off production or as a series.

For more info, contact

Gallery in Georgia, USA seeks South African artists

Fine Art Gallery in Roswell, Georgia (USA) seeks talented artists from South Africa. The gallery is located in an affluent part of the city, surrounded by other galleries, bookstores and fine restaurants.

Please submit work and resumé to:

Laramee Fine Art
984 Canton St.
Roswell, Georgia (USA) 30075

Email submissions should be sent to:

Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting Newmediafest 2004 global networking is preparing a feature related to Iraq - the war and the period afterwards, and is looking for proposals of net-based art works, papers, articles, comments, links etc which fit in this spectrum.

Accepted works and items must have a clearly defined copyright note and will be included in the new Iraq module to be created. Besides URLs of works or sources, certain media files are acceptable, see specifications below.

Please use this form for submitting:

1. first name/ name of artist, email, URL
2. a brief bio/ CV (not more than 300 words)
3. title and URL or type of media file
4. a short work description (not more than 300 words)
5. one screen shot (max 800x600 pixels, .jpg)

Please send your submission to with 'Iraq' in the subject line.

Only these types of media files are accepted:

1. text - plain email, .txt or .doc
2. image -.jpg
3. movie -.swf, .dcr, .mov, .mpeg

The deadline is ongoing and as soon as submissions are accepted, they will be included and posted.

AVA invites submissions

The Association For Visual Arts (AVA) in Cape Town invites submissions from visual artists who wish to exhibit at AVA from 2004 onwards. The Selection Committee of the AVA meets every two months to review submissions and the next meeting takes place on Wednesday, November 19. Selection meetings take place every second month thereafter.

Interested artists should bring to the gallery six to eight works (these can be supplemented by visual material such as slides and photographs), a CV and a short letter of intent or an artist's statement. The committee is most interested in reviewing the work that the artists wish to exhibit or else their most recent works. Artists can collect their works the day after the meeting.

In addition, any curators wishing to curate exhibitions for AVA should submit proposals to AVA's Selection Committee.

AVA is committed to the ongoing promotion of art and artists, both emerging and established, both formally trained and self- taught. For more information, contact Estelle Jacobs.

Association for Visual Arts
35 Church Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 424 7436
Fax: (021) 423 2637

My Mission: call for submissions

'{self}_representation 2003', the new show on Le Musee di-visioniste curated by Agricola de Cologne and launched on September 30 2003, invites artists to submit to the recently initiated project 'My Mission', a collection of textual self-representations in form of artistic statements.

Please send your statement as a short text in plain email format (no more than 500 words), stating how you see your mission as an artist.

'My mission' is an ongoing project with an open end, so you can send your statement at any time, there is no deadline.

All serious entries will be immediately included.

Send submissions to with 'My Mission' in the subject line. or

Donate your art to AIDS orphans auction website

Last year the Art for AIDS Orphans auction raised over a million rands for AIDS orphans. Organizer Nicci Bailey is currently setting up a permanent charity website gallery,, and are requesting that all artists who would like to donate a piece for this worthy cause to log onto our site.

Contact: Nicci Bailey


UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme

The Programme UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists falls under the aegis of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) of UNESCO. Visual Artists can apply for residencies throughout the world. For the brochure with a list of all residencies please contact UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists at the address below or download it from The selection procedure is shared between an International Artistic Committee which meets once a year under the supervision of the IFPC and the host institutions. In general the deadline for applications for residencies in 2005/2006 is April 30 (please check the institution's closing date for applications).

1, rue Miollis
F-75732 Paris Cedex 15 / France
Fax. 0033-1-45 68-55 95


Facilitator sought for 'Women's Spaces'

I work as a project coordinator for a Swedish-South African gender equity project raising the issue of the invisible and neglected position of black South African women artists. As part of the project our students will work towards an exhibition on the theme 'Women's Spaces' and we are now in the process of looking for a facilitator that can train our students in photography for a short period in September. As part of the project we are working on a mentor programme and would therefore prefer to bring in a black woman photographer/trainer. If you are interested email

ArtMoves Africa: Mobility of artists and cultural operators within the African continent

ArtMoves Africa (AMA) is an independent non-profit association aiming to facilitate cultural and artistic exchanges within the African continent. AMA offers travel funds to artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa to travel within and between the five African regions in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks and the pursuit of co-operation.

AMA is a project initiated by the Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) together with a group of African and Arab organisations to facilitate and encourage the mobility of artists and cultural operators within the African continent. In 2001, YATF participated in meetings in Egypt, Kenya and Zimbabwe, together with different organisations and cultural activists from Africa and the Arab world. The meetings aimed at linking organisations and individuals, and creating informal continent-wide networks. The participants agreed that one of the major obstacles for artists and cultural professionals in Africa was the persistent lack of funds specifically allocated to support travel.

* Facilitate cultural exchanges in Africa for individual artists and cultural operators, and cultural organizations
* Encourage artists and cultural operators to exchange experiences, information and ideas towards shared projects and artistic collaborations
* Give artists and cultural operators the opportunity to gain a better knowledge of the context and the cultural environment in the different regions
* Encourage independent initiatives and small projects by giving artists and cultural operators the opportunity to meet with their counterparts and partners
* Give artists and cultural operators the opportunity to attend festivals in order to see each other's work to enrich their own creativity
* Give artists and cultural operators the opportunity to enhance their artistic or technical skills in participating in highly professional artistic and arts management workshops, seminars and residencies for artists
* Encourage the mobility of artists and cultural professionals as well as the mobility of information
Legal Status:
For the first year, AMA will be functioning as one of the programmes of the YATF, but with an independent selection committee and coordinator. By the end of 2005 ArtMoves Africa shall be registered as an independent international association in Africa.

For more information, contact Khadija El Bennaoui:

Tel/ fax: +32 2 2031295

Young Arab Theatre Fund a.i.s.b.l.
19 Square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels, Belgium