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NEW LISTINGS

2.03.06 JK Gross Trust 2006 Public Sculpture Competition
2.03.06 Call for Submissions for the 2nd DUTA Biennial of Visual Arts
2.03.06 Absa L'Atelier Art Competition
2.03.06 SA Art Times launched
2.03.06 World Cultures Yearbook seeks Associate Editor
 

SERVICES & COURSES OFFERED

3.02.06 Art classes at Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio

9.12.05 Blacksmiths' Workshops at The Blacksmith Forge, Cape Town

7.10.05 Part time course in Creative Digital Audio Techniques

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

3.02.06 Arts & Culture Trust invites applications
3.02.06 Department of Science and Technology National Art Competition

13.01.05 A Show for Bethlehem: call for submissions

9.12.05 2006 Iowa Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Miniature Prints

02.09.05 2005 MTN School Art Awards calls for entries
02.09.05 Beautiful Struggle: The Thousand Word Project calls for submissions

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

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

3.06.05 Unseen City invites contributions

09.05.05 Video Channel calls for proposals

04.03.05 Enjin Museum of Dead Media calls for contributions

07.01.05 Tsunami - call for submissions

02.08.04 Gallery in Georgia, USA seeks South African artists

01.11.03 AVA invites submissions

15.09.03 Donate your art to aids orphans auction website

RESIDENCIES

3.02.06 UNIDEE in Residence - International Programme 2006

4.11.05 Global Arts Village Fellowships

04.03.05 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme
 

SUNDRY

9.12.05 Yeoville Children's Mosaic Park seeks funding contributions

4.11.05 Studio space available in Cape Town

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



NEW LISTINGS

JK Gross Trust 2006 Public Sculpture Competition

The J.K. Gross Trust (JKGT), Spier and the Association For Visual Arts (AVA) invite the submission of maquettes for the execution and installation of a public sculpture on the patio of the AVA Gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town. Application forms, site maps and more information about the competition can be found at www.ava.co.za

All submitted maquettes will be exhibited at AVA from August 22 to September 1, 2006.

Deadline for submissions is August 18.

Call for Submissions for the 2nd DUTA Biennial of Visual Arts

'Codified World' is the theme of this year's biennial. Of this codified world what is the artist's point of view? In African societies, there are visible and invisible codes, some require an initiation. How do we decipher them, how do they translate into artwork? In the era of globalisation, how is Africa integrating?

Conditions of participation:

1 The biennial is open to painters, sculptors, video artists and photographers originally from the African continent, residing in Africa and overseas. We will also include all artists living in the West Indies.
2 All media, silverprints, digital and others will be accepted.
3 A selection committee, consisting of an A&R for Central Africa, an A&R for West Africa and 2 A&Rs for the West Indies, all supervised by the Chief A&R will meet by the deadline. The committee's decision will be without appeal.
4 Send applications to:

For Central Africa: Mrs Annie Kadji Bonapriso Center For The Arts LP 13001 Douala, Cameroon
For West Africa: Mr. David Keita LP 1033 Bamako, Mali
For West Indies: Art & Sound ATTN: Ms. Evelyne Marlin/ Karine Lagrenade 19 Residence du Parc 93120 La Courneuve, France

Applications not returned to the candidates will be archived by the Association ZOOM

Applications must include the following:

- For photographers, 10 prints of a minimum format of 13x18 and a maximum of 30x40 sheets or a 300 dpi per image CD.
- For painters, photographs of work. NB: Dimensions of the work should not exceed 120x120 maximum.
- Sculptors (maximum of 3) should not exceed a maximum weight of 30 kg for a maximum height of 1.20 meter. To forward the images (CD or a 13x18 paper format) front, profile and back views of each work.
- Video artists must send a synopsis of their work as well as a recording on CD.
- Each work must be entitled and dated, bearing the artist's name and country of origin. A curriculum vitae and a short biography (approximately 10 lines) of the artist must be provided as well as a supporting letter outlining how the suggested work relates to DUTA's theme.

The 2nd DUTA Biennial of Visual Arts takes place in Douala, Cameroon from March 8 - 18, 2007 Deadline for submissions: April 30, 2006

Absa L'Atelier Art Competition

Entries are invited for the Absa L'Atelier Competition, South Africa's most prestigious art award.

The competition is held annually for artists between the ages of 21 and 35. This award not only ensures South Africa's emerging artists of recognition, but also affords them the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. Eleven prizes are awarded: The overall winner receives R100 000 in total from Absa, as well as a return air ticket to Paris, France. The prize money must be used for a time of study of at least three months, but not more than six months, in the studio apartment purchased for this purpose at the Cité Internationale des Arts.

The money will be made available when the winner leaves for Paris. Four additional merit prizes of R20 000 each will be awarded. The top 10 finalists will receive R1 000 each. The Alliance Française, the French Institute and the French Embassy are sponsoring the Gerard Sekoto Award to the most promising artist with an income of less than R60 000 per annum. This prize consists of a return air ticket to Paris, 3 months' stay in the Cité Internationale des Arts, nationwide touring exhibitions, training in French and commission for a poster for the exhibition - total value � R80 000.

The conditions of entry are available on www.absa.co.za

There are regional collection points all over the country which are taking work from March 6 - 10

Preliminary selection will take place at the eight regional centres from March 13 to 24 March. The selection panel will comprise selectors from the particular region, under the Chairmanship of Helen Weldrick on behalf of the National President of SANAVA, who has the casting vote in the case of a split decision.

For more information:
Tel: (011) 350 5793 or 350 4245
www.absa.co.za

SA Art Times launched

The SA Art Times, 16 pages long, free and monthly, provides you with an enormous amount of contemporary art news, views and information, while also drawing from a rich and diverse South African art heritage.

In order to advance effective change in the visual arts community we have made the SA Arts Times free - this, we believe will assist in cutting through socio- economic barriers assisting artists to access to mainstream art markets.

We realise that many artists and art lovers live in exciting, but geographically remote areas. We would like to bring attention to their work, as well as close the divide between the art centres and fringes of the SA arts scene. The SA Art Times will be delivered free to your door.

SA Art Times, besides being distributed to the arts community, has targeted many schools with art classes, public libraries, coffee shops and cultural interest points in order to increase more exposure to an arts and culture market.

Simply email us at subscription@arttimes.co.za or go to www.arttimes.co.za with your request for a subscription, that includes your name, address, and if possible tel/ fax, cell and your profession (artist or arts admin, or arts supporter).

Add your news, views, classified ads posted for free. Advertising starts at just R350 and is therefore the most affordable advertising for the largest visual arts publication in South Africa (4000 distribution, potential 32 000 monthly readers, based on an average of two readers per issue reading the paper of 16 pages, four times per month, viewing 512 000 individual pages.

It is the ideal place to advertise your gallery, art materials, art courses, and of course your art work.

SA Art Times is brought to you by: Global Art Information (GAI) - Directed by Gabriel Clark-Brown, Edited by Cobus van Bosch. GAI is a South African-based art information company, producers of The SA Art Information Directory, Global Art Jobs etc.

World Cultures Yearbook seeks Associate Editor

The World Cultures Yearbook is looking for a scholar from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, or the Middle East to join the core Editorial Team, which is currently made up of the Yearbook's Principal Investigator (Helmut K. Anheier) and its Managing Editor (Yudhishthir Raj Isar). The Associate Editor's particular responsibility will be to develop content relevant to the non-Western World, involve scholars and experts from a greater diversity of regions and backgrounds, and contribute to the Yearbook's international presence, visibility and impact.

Tasks

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and in close cooperation with the Managing Editor, the Associate Editor will contribute to the Yearbook in five major task areas, with special emphasis on non-Western regions:
1. Acquisition: Soliciting, acquiring and reviewing proposals and texts for possible publication.
2. Substantive Editing: Arranging for reviews of proposals, papers and chapters by independent experts; researching typescript to determine accuracy and completeness; communicating to authors the outcome of the review process; discussing with authors suggested and required changes in their typescripts and ensuring that appropriate revisions are made in response to reviewer recommendations.
3. Administration: with UCLA and the Managing Editor for: the preparation of contracts with authors; the compiling and maintaining of contact and address information; the Yearbook's dissemination.
4. Outreach: Maintaining contact with academic and cultural circles, particularly in the Global South, with a view to identifying pertinent trends and potential new contributors.
5. Other: Performing miscellaneous other tasks related to the work, as agreed upon with the Principal Investigator and the Managing Editor. This will prominently include tasks related to the ongoing development of the Yearbook's conceptual and methodological framework as well as on its organisation and dissemination plans.

The Associate Editor will receive an honorarium and a stipend to cover expenses. We expect the workload to average one day per week. The initial appointment will be for one year, i.e., for the production of the 2008 World Cultures Report, beginning March 30, 2006, and can be extended to cover future editions.

Experience

Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary cultural issues and debates in different geo-cultural settings, but with emphasis on non-Western regions, and ability to identify and interact with leading thinkers and researchers in the field. Some editorial experience in a publishing or related setting including first-hand practice of copy editing; researching and evaluating texts in the social science and humanities disciplines for accuracy, clarity and content.

For more information, please contact Jocelyn Guihama at Guihama@spa.ucla.edu

SERVICES & COURSES OFFERED

Art classes at Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio

Fried Contemporary Art Gallery and Studio offers art classes run by experienced and highly qualified teachers and university lecturers. A certificate of competency is issued on completion of the course.

COURSE 1: BASIC PAINTING
In this course you will master the basic techniques of painting and acquire an understanding of media, materials and formats. The course is also aimed at general creative development.
Tuesday mornings 10am -1pm or Tuesday evenings 6pm - 9pm
Cost: R1200 per course, 8 classes, 2 classes per month
Starting on February 7

COURSE 2: BASIC DRAWING
In this course you will master basic drawing skills and acquire an understanding of media, materials and formats. The course is also aimed at general creative development.
Wednesday mornings 10am - 1pm, Wednesday evenings 6pm - 9pm
Cost: R1200 per course, 8 classes, 2 classes per month
Starting on February 8

COURSE 3: ADVANCED ARTMAKING
Course and ongoing classes
This course is ideal for those who already have a background in artmaking and who wish to 'top up' or further develop their skills. You will acquire an advanced understanding of concepts and ideas in artmaking.
Thursday mornings 10am - 1pm or Thursday evenings 6pm - 9pm
Cost: R1200 per course, 8 classes, 2 classes per month
Starting on February 9

COURSE 4: UNDERSTANDING ART
What is art all about? This course is a kind of 'crash course' in understanding art and provides an overview of South African and international art. It deals with the trends and histories inherent in art production over the centuries. You will also be equipped with interpretational skills.
Wednesday evenings 6pm - 7.30pm
Cost: R720 per course, 8 classes, 2 classes per month
Starting on February 15

COURSE 5: SOUTH AFRICAN ART
Understand the art of SA and make better choices when you buy art. This course provides an overview of the history of South African art and focuses specifically on contemporary art production. You will also be equipped with interpretational skills.
Thursday evenings 6pm - 7.30pm
Cost: R720 per course, 8 classes, 2 classes per month
Starting on February 16

AD HOC, ONE-DAY ART WORKSHOPS
These classes are aimed at thematic development in any media, therefore at increased creativity and more advanced concept development. Ideal for art students and those with existing artmaking skills.
Saturdays
Cost: R300 per single day workshop (6 hours)

ART KIDS 1:
ART CLASSES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL LEARNERS
These classes are aimed at the development of creativity and a variety of artmaking skills.
Monday afternoons 3pm - 5pm and Tuesday afternoons 3pm - 5pm
Cost: R200 per month, 2 classes per month
Starting on February 6 or 7

ART KIDS 2:
ART CLASSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL LEARNERS
These classes are aimed at the development of increased creativity and a variety of artmaking skills. The classes are ideal for home school learners, 7th subject learners and those aiming for admission to university art degrees and other academic programmes.
Wednesday afternoons 3pm - 5pm and Thursday afternoons 3pm - 5pm
Cost: R200 per month, 2 classes per month
Starting on February 8 or 9

Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio
430 Charles St Brooklyn, Pretoriawww.friedcontemporary.com Tel: (012) 346 0158
Email: info@friedcontemporary.com
www.friedcontemporary.com

Blacksmiths' Workshops at The Blacksmith Forge, Cape Town

Artist Blacksmithing 1 year course

Course content: Basic Blacksmithing. You will be taught and will make, use and equip yourself with all the hand tools and skills needed to work as an artist blacksmith. Design and business skills electives will also be offered. The course will be in line with the standards developed by the Appalachian Blacksmiths' Association, an affiliate of the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA). The course will be overseen and some modules taught by Conrad Hicks.
January 30 - November 30, 2006
Fee: R25 000 (payment plans are available). Limited bursaries are available, please contact us for more information.
Includes: materials, equipment, safety gear and textbooks.
What to bring: toolbox, strong clothing (no synthetic fabrics), good attitude, be prepared for hard work. You should be healthy and fit, and people with physical disadvantages should consult first. The course is open to people of ages16 onwards. We can accommodate all levels of experience.

At the end of the first year students will have an option to continue into a second year of more advanced training. Space is limited - please book early.

Two Week Toolmaking Course

Brent Bailey is a Master Artist Blacksmith and toolmaker based in California. He is very experienced and has taught toolmaking all over the US and Peru. Brent has been given a grant by the ABANA to come to the Blacksmiths' Workshop for two months. He will run a two week toolmaking course while he is here.
February 20 - March 3, 2006
Fee: R2000
No previous experience required. Space is limited - please book early

Short courses will be offered by visiting blacksmiths throughout the year - we will keep you posted

For registration forms or more information and course details please contact Dammon Rice
Email: dammonr@iafrica.com or training@blacksmith.co.za
Tel: (021) 447 5066 or 082 717 0993

The Blacksmiths' Workshops is a non-profit Trust.

Part time course in Creative Digital Audio Techniques

An adventuresome exploration of digital sound creation for non-musicians. The course will utilise free software including Audacity, a Mac/PC based application (www.audacity.sourceforge.net/). This course is relevant to anyone wishing to utilise sound in presentations, web-based projects, installations, and film/animation. Or just keen to find a more creative approach to digital sound production.

The course will be run by electro-acoustic performer and teacher Brendon Bussy.

Venue: Vega (The Brand Communications School) in Greenpoint
Dates: End October through September
Days: 2 evenings a week (Tuesday and Thursdays) for 4 weeks
Time: 5.30 - 8.30pm

Contact: Gail 021 425 7591 or Brendon 021 689 3407 br@metroweb.co.za

Brendon Bussy is an electronic producer and acoustic performer. He creates sound pieces combining acoustic instruments and software, in particular the mandolin (which he plays) and Audiomulch, an experimental realtime audio processing tool. He has performed as part of electro - acoustic duo CORRECTIVE (with Dean Henning) and with Dutch performance art group Dogtroep. In 2003, Brendon released Diesel Geiger (Open Records), and recently performed at Unyazi, an international electronic festival in Johannesburg. He also performs as part of acoustic duo Abel Steen. Bussy teaches violin, viola, piano and music theory at a project in Langa Township and teaches short courses in digital audio at the Institute for Film and New Media (UCT).

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

Arts & Culture Trust invites applications

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is pleased to let you know that applications have opened for the 2006/2007 Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) funding cycle. Individual artists, groups or organisations involved in cultural or heritage work are invited to submit applications for projects taking place between June 1, 2006 and May 31, 2007.

Applications forms may be downloaded from http://www.act.org.za. Please note that the deadline for applications is March 11, 2006 and no late applications can be considered. The ACT board of Trustees will review the applications received and successful applicants will be announced during the last week of May 2006.

The Arts & Culture Trust
Postnet Suite 354, Private Bag X29, Gallo Manor, 2052
Tel: (011) 802 7646
Email: projects@act.org.za
http://www.act.org.za/

Department of Science and Technology National Art Competition

South African artists are invited to participate in the 2006 Art Competition presented by the Department of Science and Technology. The objective of this competition is to acquire innovative, outstanding artwork that communicates the theme of science and technology, for our new collection which is to be displayed in our new Head Office in Pretoria.

The Department will soon relocate to their prestigious modern new offices, which are being built on the CSIR Campus in Brummeria, Pretoria. The new building, with plenty of exposed steel and glass, allowing lots of natural light in, stands for everything that science and technology is about. Artists are invited to submit photographs of their artwork/s for selection by a panel of judges appointed by the Department.

All artworks must incorporate ideas or inspiration from the field of Science and Technology. From all the artworks selected for the Department's collection, two will be selected for the following awards:
- An Overall Winner Award of R10 000 that will be awarded to the artwork that communicates the theme of Science and Technology the best.
- A winner of the People's Choice Award of R5 000 that will be awarded to the artwork that is best liked by the staff of the Department (to be determined through a voting process). The competition details and entry forms may be obtained from www.dst.gov.za/artcompetition or email: ntombentsha.mavuso@dst.gov.za

Closing date for entries: Monday April 3, 2006

Calling For Applications International Artists Residencies at Kuona

Kuona Trust in Nairobi are looking for a maximum of 4 artists working specifically in the fields of socially engaged art, installation and/or film and video to fill a 10 week slot in 2006. Dates to be announced. For more information on how to apply visit www.kuonatrust.org

A Show for Bethlehem: call for submissions

After presenting his global networking project [R][R][F]2005--->XP - http://rrf2005.newmediafest.org in 2005 in Bethlehem/Palestine as an interactive media exhibition, Agricola de Cologne, media artist and director of [NewMediaArtprojectNetwork]:||cologne - www.nmartproject.net is invited to curate in 2006 another exhibition in Bethlehem at CAVE Gallery/Bethlehem International Center to be inaugurated in July 2006, this time focused on the classical theme of 'selfportrait', but executed in New Media.

Through its relevance in three world religions, Bethlehem was during more than 2000 years a symbol for peace also beyond, but since some time Bethlehem and the entire Holy Land on the Westbank is vanishing behind a huge wall as the result of a conflict in Middle East which is threatening world peace since many years.

Just by being presented in Bethlehem 'Selfportrait - a show for Bethlehem' has also a political dimension in different concern. It does not bring only the message of solidarity, but also the idea of a free and independent culture without borders, in this way the show becomes an action for supporting the efforts for peace in Middle East. Each artist involved becomes a messenger of peace.

This call for proposals is addressed to all artists working with digital/electronic media, for submitting one single 'selfportrait' for exhibition purposes as digital print, digital video, multi-media works based on CD-ROM and Internet, and soundart, focused on how they see themselves and the environment they are living in. Due to the limits of exhibition space, only a selection of submissions can be included.

In order to spread the message of solidarity and peace, it is planned to present this show also at other places around the globe.

Submission details and the entry form are available on http://netex.nmartproject.net/index.php?blog=8&cat=54

Deadline February 13, 2006

2006 Iowa Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Miniature Prints

The Iowa Biennial Exhibition presents an international survey of contemporary miniature prints to be held in August 2006. The purpose of the Iowa Biennial Exhibition is to introduce the public to contemporary prints from around the world while enlarging the collection of works in the Iowa Biennial Exhibition research archives and making them available for academic research, museums, artists and print students alike.

While works within the research archives can never be sold, they will be used to promote a greater awareness of the uniqueness and beauty of the print and print media. Please note that submitted works will not be returned, but instead will become part of The Iowa Biennial Exhibition research archives.

Maximum size in any dimension is 9 cm, including both image and border areas. Works in all print media are eligible. Do not send slides. Only original prints, unframed and unmated, and created since 2004 will be accepted. Please submit no more than three works.

Visit www.iowabiennial.org for prospectus and guidelines.

Entries must be received by April 15, 2006, but not before January 1.

The Iowa Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Miniature Prints is a non-profit, cultural and research-oriented event and no profits will be sought from its submissions and/or participants. The Iowa Biennial Exhibition will initially be exhibited at Kirkwood College and the University of Iowa and thereafter will become an international travelling exhibition for a period of up to two years. This information may be freely distributed in its entirety. For questions please contact The Iowa Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Miniature Prints:

Email: information@iowabiennial.org

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 majola_p@mtn.co.za or
Sarah Chapman 083 200 3020 chapma_s@mtn.co.za

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
Email: thousandwordproject@gmail.com
www.beautifulstruggle.org

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
USA

Inquiries may be sent to j_peffer@yahoo.com and ogbechie@arthistory.ucsb.edu

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 www.artants.com/artists or email evert@artants.com

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.

Visit www.unseencity.uct.ac.za

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 www.cinematheque.le-musee-divisioniste.org and the offline DVD collection to be presented in the framework of the interactive installation of 'www.rrf2005.newmediafest.org [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:

1.name 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
and/or
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)

Confirmation/authorisation:

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 mediacentre@le-musee-divisioniste.org with VideoChannel 'Self-portrait' or 'Totalitarianism' in the subject line.

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 co.za. Send your museum piece concepts and proposals to modm@onair.co.za . Call (011) 339 2785 or 381 7711 for further information.

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 www.a-virtual-memorial.org and [R][R][F]2005---XP www.newmediafest.org/rrf2005 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 www.a-virtual-memorial.org and www.newmediafest.org/rrf2005 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 info@a-virtual-memorial.org with 'tsunami' in the subject line.

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: larameefineart@charter.net

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
Email: estava@iafrica.com
Website: www.ava.co.za

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, www.art4aids.co.za, 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
Email: beezy@beezybailey.co.za

RESIDENCIES

UNIDEE in Residence - International Programme 2006

UNIDEE in Residence is an international programme open to artists, professionals, students and graduates of various university faculties from any country in the world. UNIDEE offers an experience unlike anything offered in any other university or academic programme: a research-oriented practice that operates within each discipline and is directed towards the responsible transformation of society and the creative activation thereof.

The UNIDEE programme are directed by Michelangelo Pistoletto. The course in residency includes an active participation in meetings and seminars held by experts and professors of various humanistic, scientific, economic, political, artistic and social disciplines. The residents work individually or in groups to develop ideas and projects, working along creative lines pertinent to the following fields: Art, Communication, Ecology, Economics, Education, Work, Nutrition, Politics, Production, Science, Spirituality.

The work of the UNIDEE residents involves constant interaction with the offices of Cittadellarte, which put the programme of responsible social transformation into effect through projects developed in conjunction with public and private institutions, companies, cultural bodies and economic and production structures. All the events in the Cittadellarte programme, exhibitions, conferences, performances and workshops, offer further opportunities for the residents to explore issues and develop ideas. At the end of the residency, the ideas that have been generated are presented publicly at the UNIDEE in progress exhibition/event.

How to apply
A maximum of 20 residencies are available each year. Each lasts four months, from July 3 - October 31.

The official language is English. The Cittadellarte selection panel chooses candidates on the basis of their aptitude for developing projects relating to the aims of the University of Ideas. Applicants are invited to send any material they consider pertinent to such an assessment: curriculum, documentation of previous work, one or more examples ( well-developed or to be developed during the residence) of projects that illustrate their approach to the theme of responsible social transformation.

A filled-in and signed application form must also be included with the material. The overall estimated cost for each resident is 10,000 euros. Scholarship grants are available, for total and partial cover. Anyone interested is invited to consult the website or to contact the organising secretary for further information.

Apply now for a new grant awarded by UNESCO, Aschberg programme for an artist coming from: Africa, Latin America, Middle East, East Europa, Asia, to participate in a UNIDEE in residence 2007 www.unesco.org/culture/aschberg Applications must be posted by April 10 to the following address:
UNIDEE in Residence
Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Via Serralunga 27, 13900 Biella, Italia

Tel: +39 015 0991462/471
Fax: +39 015 2522540
Email: unidee@cittadellarte.it
www.cittadellarte.it/unidee

Global Arts Village Fellowships

Global Arts Village is an emerging international residential art centre in New Delhi, India. We encourage diversity and multicultural exchange among creative people of all kinds. We practice community living, sharing meals and evening activities.

The Village enables artists to experience a natural, eco-friendly environment for creative work. The Global Arts Village is a three-acre property that includes gardens, a multi-purpose studio, sculpture workshop, a meditation and performance hall, a common building, a dance studio, performance spaces and accommodations. The buildings are in accordance with the ancient wisdom of Vastu, which harmonizes man-made structures with their natural environments.

The Village offers residency programmes to emerging, mid-career and established artists in all major creative disciplines. We are building a community that blends art, culture and consciousness. Individuals with exploratory spirits are invited to join.

Fellowships / Artist-in-Residence
The Global Arts Village offers full and partial fellowships, several specific fellowship opportunities and an Artist-in-residence programme. All programmes include accommodation (standard or duplex), laundry service, three meals per day, studio or workspace (shared or private), initial welcoming celebration (presentation of past work and project plan to local artists and other fellowship recipients), concluding exhibition opportunity and other benefits dependent on the fellowship programme and the dates of stay. All recipients are asked to donate fellowship-specific hours of community work per week (cooking, researching, organising, leadership of a workshop, assisting or teaching a class, promotion, event planning). Partners of artists are invited to stay for US$15 per day.

45-day residencies begin on February 17, April 3, May 19, July 3, August 18, October 2, November 17 and January 1 of each year. 90-day Residencies begin on February 17, May 19, August 18 and November 17 of each year.

Artist Full Fellowship (90 Day)
The fully funded residency has no programme fee. Recipients contribute US$9 for meals per day and a total of 7 hours of community work per week.

Artist Partial Fellowship (90 Day)
The partially funded residency includes a reduced programme fee of US$20/day for standard accommodation and US$25/day for duplex accommodation. Recipients contribute a total of 7 hours of community work per week.

Performing Arts Fellowship (45 / 90 Day)
The Global Arts Village offers full and partial fellowships for various categories of performing arts. All recipients are asked to donate 7 hours of community work per week. Under full fellowships, only US$9/day has to be contributed for meals. The 45-day partial fellowship has a reduced programme fee of $25/day for standard accommodation and $30/day for duplex accommodation. The 90 day partial fellowship programme has a rate of $20/day for standard accommodation and $25/day for duplex accommodation.

Emerging Artist Fellowship (under 27 yrs; 90 Day)
These fully funded 90-day residencies are offered to creative people who have graduated from a University programme. There is no programme fee but US$9 per day has to be contributed for meals. Recipients contribute a total of 15 hours of community work per week.

Student Fellowships (45 Day)
Fully funded residencies are offered to students currently enrolled in a University programme. There is no programme fee, we only ask that US$ 9 per day be contributed for meals. Recipients contribute a total of 15 hours of community work per week.

Professional Development Fellowship (45 / 90 Day)
Fully-funded fellowship opportunities are offered: curators, visual art coordinators, grant writers, chefs/culinary artists, performing arts coordinators, organic farmers, organisation developers. The Fellows contribute 7 hours of communal work per week plus 15 hours of fellowship-specific work. There is no programme fee but recipients contribute US $ 9 for meals per day.

Site-Specific Sculpture Fellowship (45 Day)
This fully funded residency has no programme fee. A materials allowance of US$200-500 is offered dependent on the project proposal. The artist is to donate the site-specific sculpture unconditionally to the Village. Artists put in 7 hours of community work per week and contribute US $ 9 for meals per day.

Artist in Residence (45 / 90 Day)
The entire Artist-in-residence programme is subsidised. For 45 days, the programme fee is US$35 for standard accommodation and US$45 for a duplex room. For a stay of 90 days, the charges are US$30/day for a standard room with shared studio/work space and US $40 for a duplex room with private studio. All artists in residence are asked to donate seven hours of community work per week.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, there is no deadline. The application can be submitted via email or post.

info@globalartsvillage.org or
Global Arts Village
Mehrauli - Gurgaon Road
Utsav Mandir, Gitorni
New Delhi, 110030, India

www.globalartsvillage.org

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 www.unesco.org/culture/ifpc/. 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).

UNESCO-FIPC
1, rue Miollis
F-75732 Paris Cedex 15 / France
Fax. 0033-1-45 68-55 95
Email: dir.aschberg@unesco.org
http://www.unesco.org/culture/aschberg

SUNDRY

Studio space available in Cape Town

Beautiful, well lit studio space for rent, in building of artists and artisans. Available immediately. Various size spaces, safe and secure parking, 24 hour security. R20 per m2, plus small security fee and utilities.

Tel: Billy 082 093 5869 or Amanda 082 093 5870
Email: william@williamscarbrough.com

Yeoville Children's Mosaic Park seeks funding contributions

The concept of a Children's Mosaic Park is inspired by the Melbourne Botanical Gardens, which has special theme gardens especially designed for children as well as the work of Gaudi, who created the Park Guell, with mosaicked areas and sculptures in Barcelona. The feel of the park in general, which I hope can be achieved, is inspired by the Forodhani Gardens in old Stone Town in Zanzibar. This park area is situated near the harbour and the Sultan�s Palace and serves as an evening gathering place for families, couples, children and anyone who wants to go for a stroll and socialise in the evening. People gather and buy food from the many vendors who braai seafood and kebabs on their grills while an ancient sugarcane pressing machine provides liquid refreshment.

What I feel is very important with regard to the proposed Children's Mosaic Park in the Yeoville Park, is that it will give children their own, beautiful, child-friendly and secure space within which to play. The game tables will provide adults with peaceful recreation activities, an alternative to drinking or watching TV. The other decorative elements will serve to enhance the beauty of the park, giving a message that the community in Yeoville is not being neglected, and will help ordinary residents 'reclaim' their park. Only by making it as safe, attractive and as inspiring as possible, can one encourage all residents to use the park.

Cordoning off an area for children would, I feel, accomplish the following:

1. Make it easier for parents to watch over their children.
2. Define it as a child's area, making the children feel as if they 'own' that space, by creating decorations that are child-sized.
3. Be a decorative area, which will enhance the overall look of the park, thereby helping to dispel the 'no-go', neglected air it currently posesses.

The park would consist of:

1. A low, curvy wall decorated with tiles, mirror tiles, cowrie shells and beads surrounding the play area. It would be low enough for children to sit and walk along it.
2. 12 mosaic animal sculptures placed around the playground equipment.
3. A decorative wrought iron archway saying 'Yeoville Children's Mosaic Playground', with a mosaic animal on the wall on either side of it.
4. Sunflower lights, made out of steel, with holes punched in them to let out the light, along the wall.
5. Child-sized and adult benches covered in mosaic in the play area.
6. Decorative fairy lights wrapped around trees, coloured lights strung across the play area, and ball-shaped lights, made out of tin can strips with globes in them, hung from trees.
5. Normal sized tables and benches dotted around the park, decorated with mosaic and with chess, checkers etc games mosaicked into the tops of the tables.
6. A large mosaic map of Africa on the front of the rec centre facing onto Raleigh street. It would have a statement encouraging the unity of Africans from all over the continent.
7. A world globe made of cement placed near the entrance.
I have estimated I would need approximately R300 000 to cover the costs of materials, craftsmen, builders and a salary for myself. Donated materials such as cement, building sand, grout, tile bond, tiles, beads, bricks etc. are welcome, too. A breakdown of costs is available on request.

If you are able to help with any contributions to this project which is supported by the Johannesburg Development Agency, contact:

Gabrielle Ozynski
Email: gabrielleo@caxton.co.za

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.

Background:
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.

Objectives:
* 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
Email: ama@yatfund.org
www.yatfund.org

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

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