UNESCO calls for video podcast proposals
Within the framework of its international project, (Harnessing ICTs for the audiovisual industry and public service broadcasting in developing countries), UNESCO is launching a call for submissions of video podcast proposals for a series of production grants.
This project aims at putting ICTs, particularly brand new formats, to the use of content development on major societal and development issues such as human rights, peace, tolerance and the fight against discrimination by providing developing countries with training, production and distribution opportunities in these areas.
UNESCO wishes to produce and distribute a series of video podcasts targeted to all publics, but particularly attractive for young adults (20-35), aimed at increasing understanding of the development and societal issues identified as priority fields by UNESCO, namely:
1. Human Rights;
4.Fight against discrimination, based on race, gender or other issues (e.g. HIV status);
5.Millennium Development Goals, particularly poverty-alleviation and gender equality and women empowerment;
6. Freedom of Expression;
7. Intercultural communication
UNESCO is NOT interested in approaching these issues from an institutional point of view, but rather through a critical analysis of sub-regional/regional situations that can provide audiences with a fresh perspective on development issues as well as with a reflection on alternatives, at individual and community levels, to current state of affairs.Development topics have traditionally been approached through conventional forms of audiovisual language. UNESCO does NOT wish to reproduce
conventional approaches on these sometimes over-exposed issues but rather provide talented people with an opportunity to explore new, challenging and creative ways of encouraging reflection and debate on development issues through new uses of audio-visual language.
Criteria for selection:
- Genre: Video podcasts (drama, comedy, children, animation, music, documentary);
- ONLY production proposals that are daring, challenging, innovative and creative in their own right for their form, and/or content and original or unusual approach will be selected for production;
- Proposals that are public service oriented;
- Proposals should not have any dialogue so that they can travel easily worldwide
UNESCO is interested in local approaches to global issues and will favour proposals that are addressed/accessible to a wide range of peoples and cultures in
the world (universality through locality).
- Digital video
- Maximum length: 3 minutes, 1-2 minutes preferable
- Regions: proposals from developing countries are strongly encouraged.
The deadline for submission is 15 October 2006.
For more information email email@example.com
Proposals sought for 'Turn the Table'
Over the past four years the 'Oppitafel' exhibition at Artspace. Johannesburg has generated great interest and enthusiasm from the public and artists alike. With its usual theme this end of year exhibition has brought much success in promoting the gallery as well as the artists that take part in the collaboration. This year, with a slight twist of hand, we introduce our fifth installment of this exhibition. Instead of 'Oppitafel', Artspace has decided to elaborate on these exhibitions' past accomplishments and call the show 'Turn the Table'. The initiative here is to add a fresh and new dimension to an already successful event.
The gallery has decided to provide artists with the medium of old vinyl records. This has been done in the past with great success and now Artspace is hosting such a show. There are a limited number of records available so artists can only be given one each, two at a stretch. Artists are required to produce a work using this record, creating content on the theme of 'turning the table'. If you have a big artwork in mind, we don�t mind if you source your own records for your creation.
All exhibition costs such as printing and postage, etc will be carried by the gallery and artists are expected to collect records from the gallery. They are expected to deliver the works to the gallery by November 17 with artists' asking price. The gallery will add 35% commission and 14% vat and each artist is to ensure that they are happy with final selling price.
The show is to run from December 3 - December 22 and from January 15 - January 31
Artspace Fine Art Gallery
3 Hetty Ave, Fairland, Johannesburg
Tel/fax: (011) 678 1206
Call for Artists: After Urban Video Art and Architecture event
International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short.films to include in the next 2006 Exhibitions:
The number of works you can enter is unlimited. All works must be on DVD (PAL or NTSC), no matter what the original source medium. Participation is open to professional artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.Work can be of any length but preference will be given to work of a maximum length of 15 minutes. If you are interested, send your video submissions (Name/Surname, City/Country, Film title, Running time, Brief film synopsis) with a CV/biography, videography and an introduction about the piece to:
arch. Luca Curci
via Casamassima, 75
International ArtExpo is a not for profit organisation that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. We depend on your support. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our efforts. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and writers from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.
Deadline for applications: December 1, 2006
For more information:
artSPACE durban Affordable Art Fair 2006 calls for contributions
artSPACE durban's Affordable Art Fair 2006 is soon upon us. We will be collecting and selecting works from November 20 - 25 during gallery hours. If you, or anyone you know, have good quality fine art then bring the work to the gallery.
The premise of the Affordable Art Fair is that none of the works sell for more than R2 000, which includes aSd's 25% commission. There will be a R30 'hanging fee' per piece. We would like a nice variety of media from paintings, photographs, prints, etc. and all sorts of styles, sizes, and shapes.
The exhibition is scheduled to run from Wednesday November 29 - December 23. Then we will open up again in the new year and run for a couple more weeks.
If you need more information, contact the gallery.
have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me or Kirsten at the gallery.
3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Rd next to Waste Centre), Durban
Tel: (031) 312 0793
Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat 10am - 1pm
Creative DIY Digital Audio Techniques at Vega, Cape Town
This four evening course is aimed at beginners, non musicians or anyone unfamiliar with digital audio. Electronic Producer Brendon Bussy will spearhead this adventurous exploration of sound wth a series of sound creation improvisations using Audacity, a free audio application. Participants will learn practical audio skills relevant to new media projects such as presentations, web-based productions, installations, documentaries and film/animation.
Course Outline (Summary)
Session 1: Sound Suckers on the Fly
Creative Microphone Techniques
Session 2: A Dark and Stormy Night
Creating Sound Effects, Ambient Tracks and Overdubbing
Session 3: Stolen!
Rhythm using Found Audio Material and Freeware
Session 4: The Fun's Over
Finishing Touches, Preparing for Delivery, Making sure it will open
Bussy creates sound pieces combining acoustic instruments and software, in particular the mandolin (which he plays) and Audiomulch, an experimental realtime audio processing tool. In 2003, Brendon released Diesel Geiger (Open Records), and last year performed at Unyazi, an international electronic festival in Johannesburg. As a sound artist, he recently collaborated with Ralph Borland in designing and manufacturing the sound component of the Jetty Square public sculpture project in Cape Town.
Bussy teaches violin, viola, piano and music theory at a project in Langa Township, teaches music and digital audio subjects at Damelin College and short courses in digital audio at the Institute for Film and New Media (UCT) and Vega Brand Communications School.
Venue: Vega (in Greenpoint)
1 evening a week for 4 weeks
Time: 5pm - 8.30pm
Dates: October 18, October 25, November 1, November 15
Course length: 14 hours
Unyazi 2007: Invitation to participate
In 2005, NewMusicSA launched the Unyazi Electronic Music Symposium and Festival, to considerable success. It was Africa's first electronic music festival and it featured several outstanding international and national artists.
NewMusicSA is currently preparing for the second Unyazi Electronic Music Festival, which will be held in Cape Town in September 2007, and will again feature many prominent national and international artists. The festival will explore the disciplines of turntable, radio and microphone during three evenings of performances.
Invitation to Participate
In preparation for the festival, NewMusicSA hereby invites composers and artists interested in participating to propose works relating to one of the three media (turntable, radio and microphone), and academics and theorists to propose papers.
Deadline: January 31, 2007
For more information, contact Unyazi 2007 curators:
James Webb: firstname.lastname@example.org
James Sey: email@example.com
Critical voices: An arts writing and editing workshop by Sean O'Toole
Hosted by the KZNSA gallery and run as part of the KZNSA Young Artists Project, an ongoing initiative to support new and experimental work. This programme is funded by the Royal Netherlands Embassy.
The KZNSA Gallery has great pleasure in inviting expressions of interest to participate in a comprehensive critical writing workshop during November 2006 with one of South Africa's prominent voices in the visual arts, Sean O'Toole. In keeping with the aims of growing contemporary art discourse, the Young Artists Project will expand its initiatives to include a critical writing workshop, hosted annually, and generously funded by the Royal Netherlands Embassy for the next three years. It is intended that this workshop will systematically and professionally empower new voices with the skills for analytical and critical reflection on contemporary art, through writing.
The workshop will be hosted over a total of seven sessions (one session per day). Interested individuals are invited to send in an example of their writing (at least 500 words) as well as a brief CV. The workshop is free of charge to participants, and succesfull candidates will be asked to sign a form of commitment to complete the course.
The course runs on Saturday November 4, Friday November 10, Saturday November 11, Friday November 17, Saturday November 18, Friday November 25,
Saturday November 26
Any person with a postgraduate qualification, preferably with a major in visual arts, journalism or general arts degree/diploma, and with a proven interest in contemporary arts as well as artists, writers, curators, arts administrators and/or those active in the visual arts world may participate
Interested parties must submit:
A letter of motivation for participation and stated availability for duration of the course; a 500 word example of recent writing on a subject of your choice; and a short CV
All submissions to be in hardcopy as well as on disk/CD. Deadline: October 20
A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 12 individuals can participate in the workshop.
Expressions of interest will be reviewed by Sean O'Toole and Nathi Gumede as KZNSA representative.
Succesfull candidates will be notified in writing and will be asked to demonstrate their availability.
Participants must be available for the duration of the workshop.
Participants must be resident in KwaZulu-Natal and if from other parts of the province and will be responsible for their own accomodation and transport.
Sean O'Toole is a Johannesburg-based journalist and writer. He is currently editor of the quarterly art magazine, Art South Africa, and writes a weekly column on photography for the Sunday Times, South Africa's largest circulation newspaper. His journalism has been widely published, including in Adbusters, Art in America, Blueprint, BBC Focus on Africa, Business Day, Colors, Creative Review, Eye, ID (USA) and Kyoto Journal, amongst others. He is also a former ArtThrob editor and was the recipient of the 2006 HSBC/SA PEN Literary Award, judged by Nobel laureate JM Coetzee. O'Toole recently published his debut book, a collection of short stories titled The Marquis of Mooikloof , published by Double Storey.
For more information, contact Nathi Gumede (Gallery Curator)
Tel: (031) 202 3686
Fax: (031) 201 8051
52nd Venice Biennale calls for proposals for African representation
As an integral part of the 52nd International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, which will run from June 10 to November 21, 2007, a space has been opened up in the core of the international exhibition area and set aside for a special African Pavilion. La Biennale di Venezia invites proposals for such an exhibition, from any interested parties with expertise and a broad view of contemporary art in Africa.
The goal is an exhibition that will offer an informed and distinctive perspective on current work being made on the African continent, and, at the discretion of the curators, in the African diaspora. It is not intended that this pavilion be constituted as an amalgam of national or regional pavilions.
Those interested should submit detailed plans for an exhibition and for the financial support of that exhibition by and no later than October 31, 2006.
As its contribution to the project, La Biennale di Venezia will make the space available for free, in the Artiglierie building at the Arsenale, and will provide basic security and electricity during the run of the show (exceptional needs with regard to the latter will be the responsibility of the organisers.)
Proposals must include the following information and documentation:
title or provisional title of the exhibition
theme and basic organising principles
name of the organising institution
names and qualifications of the curators and their collaborators
list of the proposed exhibitors with their biographies
a selection of images of the exhibitors' work with captioned information on it
budget of the proposed exhibition, and statement by the organisers regarding their plan for the total coverage of these costs including a list of the financing institutions and/or sponsors of the exhibition
Proposals must be mailed in four paper copies to the following address:
Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia
Visual Art Section
Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
San Vidal 2893
Selection of the final proposals will be made at the end of November 2006 by a panel of experts chaired by the Director of the 52nd International Art Exhibition.
For further information, please contact:
Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia
Visual Art Section
Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
San Vidal 2893
Tel: +39 041 5218718
Fax: +39 041 5218704
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Art Courses in Plettenberg Bay
We offer a unique team-building opportunity for groups who are not necessarily outdoorsy, adventurous or particularly active, yet together would learn a new and exciting skill that would last them a lifetime. The deep relaxation achieved through drawing and painting in a tranquil country setting, would greatly benefit a stressed-out group of city dwellers.
So many people wish that they could draw and paint but consider themselves to be lacking in talent. The truth is, anyone can learn the skill. David Thorpe holds art-course-holiday breaks in the heart of the majestic 'Crags' near Plettenberg Bay on the tranquil, historical farm called Redford House. In these surroundings one is offered the rare pleasure of learning to draw and paint in a naturalist's paradise with an abundance of flora and fauna from with which to draw inspiration.
'There's nothing artistic about being able to draw. It's just a logical process', says David Thorpe. We offer a variety of choices for groups to participate in from 3 and 5 day courses to accompanied tours to game farms and mountain resorts. Courses can be tailor made to meet requirements and can be held at venues closer to the groups' home city. Prices vary accordingly and will be quoted on request.
Example of a Course:
During the three day beginners' course, David will teach participants to draw in the first two days. He is renowned for his drawings, paintings, illustrations and tutoring skills and is able to help a student attain their personal goals, whatever those may be. He teaches a technique which all artists use and can easily be learned in just a few days. Having learned to draw, the course moves onto basic watercolour painting on the final day, with demonstrations and simple painting exercises with personal assistance throughout the course.
There is time in the afternoons for vists to the nearby sights of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden (two amazing experiences within a living forest), wine tasting on a nearby wine farm, Elephant sanctuary etc., all withing a few kilometers of where the courses take place.
Depending on the group's budget, accommodation is at a variety of properties from B&B type establishments to Kurland Park, a polo estate offering 5 star accommodation. Restaurants are abundant in the area, and picnics are arranged each day for the participants. The course can accommodate up to 12 people and prices vary according to the needs of the group.
Basic costs: R700.00 per person per day. This includes participation in the 3 day drawing and painting course and lunch each day.
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FestiVAL calls for submissions
FestiVAL is an event organised with the purpose of supporting and developing the South African underground music and arts culture. The organisers involved in this project have a mission - to expose the true artists in the industry, and provide a platform from which they can showcase their talents and their individuality. The festival itself will be on a much smaller scale, which allows for a more intimate atmosphere. This in turn creates a kaleidoscope of new and collective experiences and good times shared with the people that are a part of your tribe. The only way this can transform into a worthwhile contribution to South African creativity and art is if we all work together with a greater cause in mind than our own gain.
If we give FestiVAL the strength to exist independently now, it will grow with time to become a platform for all artists who do not exist within popular industry boundaries. Our mission: to keep the underground alive.
Do you have original art/film/animation works that you would like to have showcased? Please forward your submission in CD / DVD format to:
FestiVAL Film Submission
PO Box 75922
Deadline for Submissions: October 10
For more information:
Tel: (012) 804 1881 or 082 400 0640
Call for Entries: Digital Art Festival Rosario/Argentina
Digital Art Festival Rosario/Argentina is inviting artists working in digital art to submit their works in these categories:
digital video, digital photo, modified games, netart, CD-Rom, art installation, performances and e-music.
The complete entry information and the submission form can be found on http://netex.nmartproject.net/index.php?blog=8&cat=25
The festival is to take place on November 16,17 and 18. Deadline for entries is October 25, 2006.
Digital Art Festival Rosario/Argentina
Arte Digital Rosario 2006 - Muestra01
Call to Artists, Architects and Interior Designers
Through the course of 2005 The Trinity Session sourced and commissioned 1500 artworks for the Raphael Penthouse Suites and Michelangelo Towers in Sandton, with a view to giving the rooms in the hotel pool an original and authentic South African edge. Working closely with the interior designers, developers and the artists, The Trinity Session was able to mediate the needs of all parties and deliver a product that has been well received by owners and visitors alike. A defining factor of this project was that the commissioning process which engaged some 70 artists, in turn creating significant social awareness and local support. The project also included placing art in the corridors and public spaces in the hotels and the adjacent mall. Legacy Property Holdings received a BASA Award for this initiative in May this year.
The impact on the lives of the artists involved with this project was substantial and the lessons from this process have demonstrated the significant impact that original works of art have on shifting the perception of space and functionality in terms of design, leisure, status and brand awareness.
The Trinity Session aims to further engage such collaborations.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists can send examples of their works (low-resolution) and contact details to: email@example.com
Africa e Mediterraneo invites you to contribute to a bibliography on contemporary African art
The next issue of Africa e Mediterraneo will be focused on contemporary African art, related through testimonies regarding expositions and publications which have used and interpreted the concept of 'African contemporanean art'. Therefore, contemporary African art is not considered as a style, as a specific group of artists or as the production coming from one or more locations, but as the history of a 'label' which sometimes has made easier, sometimes conditioned in its own way the perception of African production and of certain artists' groups.
Iolanda Pensa is currently working on the bibliography which will be published on the magazine: this bibliography includes expositions, publications and reviews which directly or indirectly have enriched the concept of contemporary African art (therefore we will exclude from the bibliography artists' monographs, studies focused on a single country and works regarding exclusively Afro-American artists, unless where the intention of inscribing those works in the field of contemporary African art is clearly specified).
In order to have a flexible tool, we have decide to work directly on Wikipedia (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arte_contemporanea_africana), allowing third parties to change, enrich and rectify the information, and allowing the bibliography currently updated.
Wikipedia is a very interesting tool but still less used, in particular by people working in the field of humanistic studies. As Wikipedia is a free encyclopaedia, it certainly needs any possible contribution, specially when those contributions come directly from experts.
If you wish to join the project, you can register yourself and insert your modifications directly on Wikipedia.
Iolanda Pensa set up the bibliography and is currently editing it
Tel. 335 655 3633
The version of the bibliography updated till the July 10 will be published in Africa e Mediterraneo #55.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
Sarah Chapman 083 200 3020 email@example.com
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
C/o HAVC, Porter Faculty Services
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com . 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
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
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
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
The Kansas City Artists' Coalition invites artists to participate in an international exchange
The Kansas City Artists' Coalition seeks applications from adept artists who would be keen to participate in an international exchange programme in Kansas, USA. The programme is prepared to fund travel and residency expenses of successful candidates coming from Third World countries, who have previously never worked in a foreign country. Applications may be submitted to -
The Lighton International Artists' Exchange Programme
The Kansas City Artists' Coalition
For more info visit www.kansascityartistscoalition.org
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
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).
1, rue Miollis
F-75732 Paris Cedex 15 / France
Fax. 0033-1-45 68-55 95
AVA seeks gallery director
Applications are invited for the post of gallery director to the Association for Visual Arts Gallery in Cape Town.
Duties include: Admin of gallery and organisation of exhibitions, client liaison, fundraising, human resources management, marketing and sale of art, management of gallery resources.
Requirements: An understanding and appreciation for a diversity of visual art, ability to multi-task, time management skills, ability to communicate with a broad spectrum of people.
Key skills: Good written and verbal communication, MS Word, Excel, Outlook Express and Photoshop. Pastel a recommendation.
Applicants are required to submit a one page motivational letter, a CV and 3 contactable references by post, fax, or e-mail, by July 30, 2006 for the attention of the Director, Mrs Estelle Jacobs. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.
35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001
Tel: 021 424 7436
Fax: 021 423 2637
Listings in Contempo magazine
New arts, culture and design magazine Contempo is offering an opportunity for artists and galleries to advertise their exhibitions and listings free of charge.
Send your information about the exhibitions taking place at your gallery over the period of May - mid July. The format should be as follows:
Name of Gallery:
Date of exhibition:
You may include a short blurb about each exhibition as long as the number of words does not exceed 450 in total. Please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for these entries is the Monday, May 8.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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
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
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
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