ArteEast Opportunities for Artists and Art Professionals Newsletter – Oct 2014
Deadline: Oct 15
ArtsLink Awards 2015
CEC ArtsLink invites artists and arts managers in performing arts and literature from 37 eligible countries (including: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) to apply for structured residencies at U.S. arts organizations. The five-week residencies will take place in Fall 2015. For more details, see here.
- Center Stage has placed a call for nominations of performing arts ensembles in all disciplines (dance, music, theater, multidisciplinary) from Algeria, Egypt, Kenya and Tanzania for tours to the U.S. with Center Stage. Four to six individual month-long tours will take place during the period of June to December of 2016. For more details, seehere.
Deadline: Oct 20
- The Rauschenberg foundation, in partnership with Artsy, is hosting a competition for undergraduate and graduate students worldwide. Win the opportunity to mount a Rauschenberg exhibition at your campus. The competition intends to foster a new generation of curators by providing online access to digital resources and collections, as well as to explore new curatorial perspectives, scholarship, and dialogues on art. For more details, see here.
Deadline: Oct 20
- Apexart's Unsolicited Proposal Program is an opportunity for anyone, from anywhere, to submit a proposal for an idea-based exhibition at apexart. Three winning proposals will be presented at apexart in New York City as part of their 2015-16 season. Proposals are only accepted online for anonymous consideration by an international group of more than 100 individuals composed of artists, curators, writers, arts professionals, and individuals from other fields. For more details, see here.
Deadline: Nov 1
Deadline: Oct 15
Art Moves Africa: Re-launch of AMA Mobility Grants Program
AMA is thrilled to announce the re-launch of its mobility grants program. AMA remains committed to continue supporting mobility of African artists and cultural professionals living and working within the continent (including: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara). For more details, seehere.
- SSRC's Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)offers 9-12 months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences (including Art History, architectural history, Classics, Drama/Theater, Film Studies, Performance Studies, and Literature) who are enrolled in PhD programs in the U.S. and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics regardless of citizenship. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. For more details, see here.
Deadline: Nov 4
- Darat Al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation is pleased to announce the open call for it’s 2015-16 dissertation fellowship for the study of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World. The fellowship provides financial support of up to ten thousand US dollars to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences. The duration can range from 4-10 months of residency at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan. For more details, see here.
Deadline: Nov 15
Deadline: Oct 6
Open School East
Applications are now open for London-based Open School East’s second year, starting January 2015. Open School East is a space for artistic learning that is free and structurally light, and which interacts socially with its surroundings. It is run according to principles of cooperation, experimentation and openness, and welcomes practitioners who engage with these notions in different ways. For more details, see here.
- Tamasi, a collective of 11 independent performing arts organisations with members based in Jordan, Egypt, Palestine (West Bank & Gaza) & Lebanon, is now accepting applications for a training program geared towards developing a core group of fundraisers for the MENA arts sector. Candidates based in the MENA region are especially encouraged to apply. The training will take place in Amman from November 17-19, 2014. For more details, see here.
Deadline: Oct 15
- The Lab at Amman-based Darat al Funun is an experimental space encouraging creative exploration by artists and curators from various disciplines. The Lab is now offering its space and is accepting proposals to work, produce, or curate innovative art projects and/or organize a series of talks, workshops, or film screenings. This call is open to artists, filmmakers, designers, architects, performers, curators, and all creative minds. Application in English or Arabic. For more details, see here.
Deadline: Nov 15
- Ashkal Alwan is happy to announce the start of the fourth edition of its interdisciplinary arts study program in Beirut, running from October 6, 2014 – July 3, 201. Home Workspace Program 2014-2015 has the theme of Setups / Situations / Institutions and is led by Resident Professors:Kader Attia, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige,Walid Raad, Khalil Rabah, Lina Saneh, Gregory Sholette, andWhat, How, & for Whom(WHW). For more information, please seehere.
Shangri La: Imagined Cities
As part of Los Angeles / Islam Arts Initiative (LA/IAI), this exhibition curated by Baghdad-born founder of SADA, Rijin Sahakian, provides a critical juxtaposition to Doris Duke’s Shangri La through the presentation of contemporary works that produce a multiplicity of worlds, interpretations, and investigations without ignoring the implications of organizing around particular geographic or religious lines. For more information, see here
- In collaboration with Qatar Museum and Qatar Foundation, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern art introduces its long-term project, Mathaf Encyclopedia of Modern Art and the Arab World (MEMAAW) to provide a major resource on Arab artists and their histories. The bilingual Encyclopedia is a free online scholarly comprehensive resource that will provide basic facts and in depth information on modern art of the Arab world. The Encyclopedia aims to standardize the data on Arab artists and to encourage multiple perspectives on modernism in the Arab world while providing a comprehensive view on its development. For more information, sees here.
- Tangier-based artist Yto Barrada takes the esteemed 2015 Abraaj Group Art Prize. Yto Barrada’s newly commissioned work, produced for The Abraaj Group Art Prize, will be part of an exhibition at Art Dubai, March 18-21, 2015. The exhibition will also feature previous works by the three shortlisted artists—Sarnath Banerjee, Setareh Shahbazi and Mounira Al Solh, and Omar Kholeif, who has been selected as 2015 Guest Curator. The award affords the winner the opportunity of developing an ambitious project, which wouldn’t otherwise be possible. For more information, see here.
- Khaled Mattawa, poet and translator, co-founder of the Arete Foundation of Arts and Culture in Libya, and Associate Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Michigan has been awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, also known as a "genius grant," for 2014. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. For more information, see here.
Deadline: Oct 15
Open call for Art Facilitators and Art Assistants at the Jamjar
The jamjar is looking for enthusiastic art loving individuals to join their Projects Team. In their commitment to making art accessible to all thejamjar hosts several targeted art workshops throughout the year, at various art fairs and festivals. For more details, seehere.
- The Art History Program at VCUQatar seeks a full-time 9-month faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to teach undergraduate art history courses in support of the BA in Art History curriculum. The program seeks a specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art, within the context of a global discourse. Candidates whose teaching and research interests include modern and contemporary art of the Middle East along with candidates with experience in teaching museum studies, museum education and exhibition strategy are encouraged to apply. For more details, see here.