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International Association for Sound and Audiovisual Archives annual conference Delhi: 7-11 Oct 2012

A growing proportion of the cultural legacy of the last 100 years is in the form of sound and moving image recordings. If your archive, library, museum, business or organisation is responsible for any aspect of the archival management of audiovisual material, or if you have a personal or professional interest in this important part of our heritage, then you could benefit from membership in IASA. Regardless of whether you are leading the way into the new era of digital mass storage systems, or continuing to use analogue technology, or perhaps you collect all types of recordings and formats, or you may be highly specialized – whatever your outlook or collection policy, it may be in your interest to become a member of IASA.

IASA's 2012 annual conference will be held from 7-11 October in Delhi, India. Please visit the conference website here.

Salzburg Global Seminar on Young Cultural Leaders

The Salzburg Global Seminar and National Arts Strategies (based in Alexandria, Virginia) will launch an annual leadership development forum for young cultural leaders from around the globe in October 2012. The Salzburg Forum will provide a unique learning opportunity for "next generation" cultural leaders from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. The goal of the forum will be to help young practitioners improve their leadership skills to enable them and their organizations to thrive in a field characterized by rapid change, uncertainty, and limited resources. Each year, the Forum will bring together fifty young leaders from a variety of cultural institutions around the globe for leadership training focused on core competencies and themes such as: team-building, risk-taking, innovation, mentorship, technological savvy, collaboration, articulation of mission, stamina, involvement in civil society, managing relationships, and future vision. The carefully crafted program will mix theory and practice and will draw on the knowledge and experience of recognized international experts, who will join panels and facilitate workshops during the five-day gathering

The participants will have a minimum of three years of professional experience and be approximately twenty-five to thirty-five years old. They will come from all continents and represent a broad spectrum of cultural expression and artistic endeavor – from dance, music, and theater to visual media, museums, and festivals. The participants will remain connected with each other and will also be encouraged to connect virtually with each year's forum. The Salzburg Global Seminar, known for its global convening power, will team with National Arts Strategies, a non-profit organization specializing in leadership development in the cultural sector. The intention of the annual forum is to strengthen the leadership capacity both of individuals and of the field as a whole, while at the same time enhancing international understanding and cultural exchange through a vital, new global network of young cultural leaders.



Physical Theatre Lab: Steiermark, Austria

December 14 – 21 2012. Steiermark, Austria

The International Lab is open to performers from different creative genres and techniques inspired by Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary theatre performance. The lab working language is English.

There are several Scholarships: each scholarship amount is 300 EUR and covers the part of the participation fee. Programme and Application details: http://www.iugte.com/projects/physicaltheatre

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Adishakti Annual Workshop 2012

Workshop Dates: November 1-November 10 2012 and Nov 27-December 6 2012

Founded in 1981 Adishakti is a performance company engaged in the research and reanimation of traditional knowledges in theatre, dance, music, movement and craft forms — with a view to creating a contemporary hybrid aesthetic and performance language. Over the years it has evolved a largely physical craft for feeding the physical, vocal and psychological expression of the actor based on certain physical forms like Kalaripayattu the Kerala martial art form, breath practices for psychological expression used in Koodiyattam a form of classical Sanskrit Theatre and the rhythm patterns of music which accompany Koodiyattam performance. Although all these forms are rooted in a specific cultural context Adishakti has endeavored to seek out the fundamental principles underlying these practices to make them applicable to a wide constituency of performers: those from different cultural and aesthetic contexts and from different kinds o
f contemporary and traditional performance.

The workshop aims to equip the participant in the basics of this physical craft and to be autonomous in applying and extending this praxis towards their own performance practice. For the full schehdule of the workshop log on to Workshop Schedule

or contact Vinay Kumar at vinayadishakti@gmail.com/phone: 09443389962


Theatre, dance, music, circus, visual and multimedia art

Celebrate the Art of Theatre and enjoy the fabulous Christmas Eve
in the circle of theatre colleagues and potential collaborators from all over the world!

We are meeting on December 17 – 21, 2012
at 15th century castle in Austria

International Conference "Theatre Between Tradition & Contemporaneity"
Practical workshops, presentations, performances, works-in-progress, lectures and discussions 
with performing arts experts and teachers from USA, Australia, Russia, Thailand, Turkey and United Kingdom.

Performers, actors, dancers, choreographers, performing arts educators, artists, playwrights, theatre critics, journalists, theatre researchers, arts managers, arts administrators, arts management educators and consultants, arts entrepreneurs, fundraisers, producers, arts agents and talent managers from all over the world. 

Working language: English.

Travel and Accommodation
The nearest international airports are Graz and Vienna.
The organizers help participants to organize comfortable a
ccommodation and meals.

To apply for participation, candidates should send a brief cover letter with CV/resume to iugte.projects@gmail.com 
Participation fee: 350 EUR (early reduced registration feeif payment is made before August 10th);
550 EUR (if payment is made after August 10th).
The fee covers participation if all events of the the Conference programme.

Programme details: http://www.iugte.com/projects/theatretradition/Programme

Our Photo Gallery http://picasaweb.google.com/globtheatre
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Culture and the Arts | Salzburg Global Seminar



Culture and the Arts Program

building bridges across cultures – influencing cultural policies – exploring the creative spirit

Our Aim

The Salzburg Global Seminar's Culture and the Arts Program promotes cultural dialogue and exchange, seeks to secure a more prominent role for the arts and culture on policy agendas, and provides support for the continuously evolving needs of cultural institutions and creative individuals around the globe.

Scholarships for Dancers, Choreographers & Actors

IUGTE and ArtUniverse have announced scholarships for the February event 2012 – 
International Physical Theatre Laboratory 

The scholarship amount is 300 EUR and covers part of the participation fee. 

To apply for the scholarship, please send your CV/resume with photo and a brief cover letter to iugte.projects@gmail.com
Performers of different genres and techniques – dancers, choreographers, actors and directors are welcome to apply for participation.

The event will take place at the 15th century castle, today the international education centre in Styria, Austria.
Accommodation and meals are organized for the participants.

The Lab working language is English.

The program is designed for experienced performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience interested to find new international network opportunities and collaborators. The Lab is a great opportunity to approach a unique methodological and practical material that will enrich your professional skills and will offer you the possibility to share an intense creative experience at a global level. Moreover, the Lab represents a wonderful chance to start new collaboration projects in Russian repertory theatres. 

Gallery of the past events:

Programme detailshttp://www.iugte.com/projects/physicaltheatre

Best regards,

Alex Weller
Project Coordinator


Conferences, courses & workshops – Europe 2011‏

International events in Austria and Italy – 2011
Participants: performers from different creative genres and techniques, actors of physical, dramatic, dance and musical theatres, circus performers, dancers, directors and choreographers, performing arts educators, teachers, artists, playwrights, theatre critics, journalists, theatre researchers and arts managers.
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International Performing Arts Conferences – theatre, dance, music, visual and multimedia art:
The conferences are open to performers, performing arts educators and teachers from all over the world representing various art genres, techniques and forms – theatre, dance, music, circus, visual and multimedia art, interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts education and training. You are welcome to take part in the conference as a Speaker, Presenter, Participant or Observer. The conferences are accepting presentation proposals. Presentation formats: practical workshop/master class; work in progress; performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions; reading/lecture; other way of demonstration offered by Speaker/Presenter can be considered.
Apply for the Conference dates 2011:
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International Performing Arts Lab:
Intensive practical training, lectures, discussions. Russian Theatre Tradition. Performer's physicality in the methods of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and M.Chekhov. Theatre Biomechanics and Meyerhold's Biomechanics Etudes. Tai-chi for actors. Training by method of improvisation. Scene composition from exercises to performance. Physical Action as the most important element in acting. Method of Physical Actions. Given Circumstances. Inner Monologue. Active Analysis. Theatre Psychotechnique. The Psychological Gesture.
Apply for the Lab dates in 2011:
December 14 – 21, Austria http://www.iugte.com/projects/lab-dec
March 2011-2012, OPAL Course – Italy http://www.iugte.com/projects/opal-italy

on the move Newsflash 02/2011‏

February 11, 2011

www.on-the-move.org is a cultural mobility information network that aims to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation, contributing to building up a vibrant and shared European cultural space that is strongly connected worldwide. On-the-Move provides international cultural mobility information, engages in research, capacity building and advocacy mediating between the network members, other grassroots organisations and policy makers.

Please send your mobility news and opportunities: info@on-the-move.org

News from On the Move

New OTM website live! (14 February)On the Move is proud to launch its new website on the 14th of February. Stay tuned to www.on-the-move.org!Making Mobility Green! Please contribute to OTM´s research survey! (deadline: 31 March)On The Move is working with Julie’s Bicycle to create a Guide to the environmentally sustainable movement of performing arts and artists in Europe. Please contribute with your ideas, experiences and contacts to our online survey.OTM co-signs the mobility pilot projects recommendations to the new EU Culture Programme.On the Move has endorsed and contributed to the common position of the mobility pilot projects on the new EU Culture programme. This joint paper will be oficially presented to the European Commission at the Stakeholder Consultation Meeting that it will take place in Brussels on the 16th February.On the Move announces new Board and team members in 2011On the Move is happy to announce a new Executive Board and team members in 2011! 

EU News

Hungarian EU Presidency to adopt Council conclusions on mobility information services for artists and cultural professionalsOn the Move welcomes the upcomming adoption by the Hungarian EU Presidency of the Education, Culture and Youth Council conclusions on mobility information services to artists and culture professionals that will take place on 19-20 May.

Grants for Mobility

European Cultural Foundation (ECF) Collaboration Grants – apply now (deadline: 1 March)Effected by the cultural sector’s funding cuts? ECF Collaboration Grants could be ideal for your new project. The grant scheme provides funding for cultural cross-border activities for organisations working with partners in Europe.

Calls for participation

Call for Mais Imaginarius, International Festival of Theatre and Street Performances, 19-21 May, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal (deadline: 28 February)Mais Imaginarius, for the third consecutive year, provides the implementation of emerging artistic practices in the public space of Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal. Applications are open to any artist of any nationality with professional artistic trai
ning as well as creators motivated towards artistic intervention in this location.Contemporary Dance Duets Festival Diversia, 23-25 September, Kostroma, Russia (deadline: 30 April)Contemporary Dance Duets Festival Diversia will take place in Kostroma, Russia, 23-25 September. The organisers call for 15-45 minutes contemporary dance performances with two performers on stage.CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS :: Nuit blanche 2012, Studio 303, 28 February 2012, Montreal, Canada (deadline: 1 April)Studio 303 is looking for an artist to create an immersive in situ performance presented at the Nuit blanche in Montreal on February 25th 2012.Encouraging Private Investment in the Cultural Sector: PARTICIPATE in Questionnaire on Good Practices and Existing Problems (deadline: 20 February)The Culturelink Network invites you to participate in the research study "Encouraging Private Investment in the Cultural Sector" that IMO, Culturelink's focal point, is currently undertaking on behalf of the European Parliament. Please respond to a short questionnaire that has been designed in order to pool your knowledge and experience, as insights learned through this exercise will bring benefit to all those in Europe that are working on enhancing the cultural sector.


IFA InteatroFestival Academy 2011, call for young perfomers, Inteatro, April-June, Polverigi, Italy (deadline: 4 March)IFA – InteatroFestival Academy is the programme of research and professional training, promoted and founded in 2006 by Inteatro, that gives the opportunity to young performers, coming from all over the world, to work with estabilished artists of the international theatre and dance scene.Training in international cultural management, Robert Bosch, 2011/2012, Germany (deadline: 6 March)The Robert Bosch Stiftung invites selected German speaking participants from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe to Germany qualifying them in international cultural management.


Call for X-OP Residency at Association for Culture and Education KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia (deadlines: 25 February and 25 March)ACE KIBLA invites artists, theoreticians, curators, critics or producers for one-month residency in Maribor in March and April 2011 in the frame of the eXchange of art Operators and Producers – X-OP project.SUMMER RESIDENCY 2011 at tanzhaus nrw, Call for Applications, 25 July-19 August, Düsseldorf, Germany (deadline: 15 March)tanzhaus nrw is offering summer residencies from July 25th until August 19th, 2011. Choreographers doing artistic research or rehearsing a current project may apply.


Trans Europe Halles 71 meeting, Creative Center Carnation, 14-17 April, Tartu, Estonia (deadline for early bird registration: 28 February)The next TEH meeting will be held at Creative Center Carnation (Noor-Eesti Loomekeskus in Estonian) in the lively city of Tartu, Estonia. The theme of the meeting is Shifting Gears – Moving the network into a new phase of development. The meeting is co-organised together with Culture Factory Polymer in Tallinn.Horizons. Perspectives of Artists in Residencies, Res Artis regional meeting, modem centre for modern and contemporary arts, 23-26 May, Debrecen, Hungary (deadline for registration: 30 April)Res Artis next conference topic is inspired by the concept of Horizon, as a scale of unending possibilities and versions of possible Artists In Residencies (AiR). The lectures and workshops will discuss different models of residency centres, the expectations of the various art fields, the geographical impacts and how mobility may change artists’ horizons.IETM Spring Plenary Meeting in Stockholm, 14 – 17 April 2011Under the working theme “Whose Story is it Anyway?” it intends to address a number of questions and challenges which face everyone – and we mean everyone- who has an ambition to develop their art forms, practices, methods, conditions, structures within society at large. They hope to create a pluralistic space of inspiration and energy, new friends and a creative focus that will enhance our ability to think of what has yet to be discovered.


Balkan Dance Platform 2011, April 19-23, Ljubljana, SloveniaJoin the 6th edition of the Balkan Dance Platform 2011 (BDP 2011) this Spring in the lovely city of Ljubljana, to discover the flash body, honey and the blood of the Balkans!


COAL Prize 2011 – Art and Environment, French association Coal (deadline: 30 April)The COAL Art & Environment prize was launched in 2010 by the French association COAL, the coalition for art and sustainable development, to reward a project about the environment by a contemporary artist.Prix Ars Electronica, International Competition for Cyberarts, 1-6 September, Linz, Austria (deadline:18 March)The Prix Ars Electronica has served as an interdisciplinary platform for everyone who uses the computer as a universal medium for implementing and designing their creative projects at the interface of art, technology and society. The next Ars Electronica Festival is set for SEPTEMBER 1-6, 2011.1st Forum for Young Composers for young musicians who live and work in Germany or Portugal, 17-20 May, Lisbon, Portugal (deadline: 15 March)In order to encourage the creation and circulation of new music works, the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble and the Goethe-Institut Portugal are organizing the 1st Forum for Young Composers, which will take place between the 17th and the 20th of May 2011 in Lisbon.Artists’ Books on Tour, Artist Competition and Mobile Museum (deadline: 28 February)The EU-funded project “Artists’ Books on Tour – Artist Competition and Mobile Museum” was launched in June 2010 to create more public awareness for the book as an independent genre of art production. Now it invites artists to hand in their recent or planned art projects in the field: submissions will be accepted as completed physical or digital book objects or in the form of conceptual designs for projected but yet-unrealized book works.


Artists Moving & Learning European comparative report: «Artists’ mobility should be understood as an investment in human capital»Artists moving and learning – the research project that analysed artistic mobility in Europe from an educational and lifelong learning perspective has just been released. Now you can read the European comparative study as well as the ten National reports.The status of the artist in BelgiumBelgium is home to many artists on the move. A new professional status has been applicable to artists in Belgium since 1 July 2003. In order to meet the questions regarding this status, the Kunstenloket published a brochure which explains the various legal aspects of the status in a convenient and understandable manner.

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New links and updates

ON-AiR website launched!ON-AiR is a collaborative project of 19 partners; artist-in-residence centers, art education institutes, municipalities, knowledge centers and artists-run initiatives in 15 EU countries coordinated by Trans Artists.

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Call for Presentations, Workshops, Papers – International Performing Arts Conferences in AUSTRIA 2011

International Performing Arts Conferences in AUSTRIA 2011


The conferences are open to performers, performing arts educators and teachers
from all over the world representing various art genres, techniques and forms – theatre, dance, music, circus, visual and multimedia art, interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts education and training.


May 20 – 24



August 25 – 29



December 17 – 21



At the moment we are accepting presentation proposals.


Presentation formats:


  practical workshop/master class

  work in progress

  performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions


  other way of demonstration offered by Speaker/Presenter can be considered


The working language is English.


You are welcome to take part as a Speaker, Presenter, Participant, Observer!


Submission Guidelines & Registration:


May 20 – 24: http://www.iugte.com/projects/register.php

August 25 – 29: http://www.iugte.com/projects/reg.php

December 17 – 21: http://www.iugte.com/projects/registration.php


Speakers/Presenters of the past conferences:


Photo gallery of the past events:


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Registration open for women's film festival in Chile

Posted by: "Femcine" Femcine   art4development

Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:34 pm (PST)

Location Chile women's film festival will be held for the first time in Chile with the goal of highlighting women filmmakers and movies that deal with gender issues.

The categories are documentary
short and short fiction. Applicants must be women who live in Chile and whose works (of no more than 30 minutes) concluded after January 1, 2010.

For more information (in Spanish), click here:


Call for Artists

Posted by: "Crystal City Business Improvement Distric" Crystal City Business Improvement District   art4development

Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:34 pm (PST)

Call for Artists
Crystal City, VA

The Crystal City Business Improvement District is seeking qualified artists to help produce a temporary, outdoor art exhibit featuring illuminated sculptures in the Crystal City Water Park. Selected artists will receive a grant of $5,000 to build and implement their concept.

Deadline: Friday, January 14, 2011
Location: Crystal City Water Park

For participation visit: http://www.crystalcity.org/_files/docs/illuminationcfa.pdf


The Art Prize 2012

Posted by: "Abraaj Capital" Abraaj Capital   art4development

Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:34 pm (PST)

The Abraaj Capital Art Prize, established by the Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Capital, is opening up applications for independent curators and artists to apply for its 4th edition. One of the most generous art prizes in the world, the prize is extending its reach to provide the most dynamic creative collaborations between international curators and artists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA).

Calling Curators
For the first time, curators can apply for the position of annual guest curator of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize. This position allows the winning curator to work directly with the five winning artists on the development of their artworks over the production period, culminating in an exhibition during Art Dubai 2012. The curator will also be responsible for editing and providing content for the catalogue. Curators can originate from any country in the world and be based anywhere. There are no specific curatorial qualifications required, but applicants are expected to have quantifiable experience in the field of curating on an international level, and have an active interest in the development of artistic practice in the MENASA.

Curators' applications accepted from:
1 – 31 January 2011

Calling Artists
Artists originating (first generation) from the MENASA are invited to apply with a proposal for an as yet unrealised project which is able to be created in advance of Art Dubai 2012. Countries in the MENASA are defined as: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman
, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Time spent within the MENASA during the production period is preferred, as is an engagement with the region. Proposals cannot be part of an ongoing series, nor be shown in public in advance of the official unveiling. The winning artworks go on to form part of the Abraaj Capital Corporate Collection, and need to be of a size and form suitable to be stored and shipped easily. Neither ephemeral artworks with a short lifespan nor multi-media artworks are encouraged. Applications are only accepted by individual artists.

Artists' applications accepted from:
1 February – 30 April 2011

We are introducing a nominating system for this round of applications. Nominators consist of a wide range of art professionals based across the MENASA and internationally, who have no direct commercial interest in artists they nominate. Artists still submit applications themselves, but should consult an accredited nominator in advance to support their submission, who needs to be mentioned on their application. More details to follow when the application process opens.

More information:
Laura Egerton, Curator, Abraaj Capital Art Prize
Abraaj Capital Limited, Dubai International Financial Centre, Gate Village 8, 3rd Floor
PO Box 504905 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: + 971 45064600


Dubai course on digital photography and photo editing

Posted by: "Media Training Academy" Media Training Academy   art4development

Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:34 pm (PST)

Cost:3,500.00 AED
Photojournalists and photographers can apply for a course on digital photography and photo editing. The course will last for 18 hours, delivered over three Saturdays.

Participants will learn theories of exposure, contrast, composition and framing. They will also learn Photoshop basics.

For more information and to apply, click here.


Workshop for filmmakers in Latin America, Europe

Posted by: "EAVE" EAVE   art4development

Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:34 pm (PST)

Filmmakers in Latin America and Europe can participate in a workshop for fiction projects under development (preferably with 20 percent of the budget approved).

The workshop, titled Puentes, will be offered in two installments: the first one in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 7 to 11, 2011, during Buenos Aires' Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente; and the second in
Gijón, Spain, in November, at Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón.

For more information, click here.


Cirque du Soleil Benefit (London) for HIV/AIDS-Affected Youth in S.

Posted by: "Janet Feldman" Janet Feldman   frida02806

Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:34 pm (PST)

Benefit Performance on February 4th, 2011 at 8pm: Tickets on Sale Now!

for the Zip Zap Circus School, Cape Town, S. Africa

At the Royal Albert Hall, London

What is Zip Zap Circus School?

Zip Zap is a circus school in Cape Town, mother city of South Africa. The
school doors are open since 1992 to all youth regardless of background,
culture, gender or financial status. The school is free of charge to all
students. Using circus as a social tool Zip Zap aims at bringing children
together in a safe and fun environment. Circus skills as well as technical
training (woodwork, sewing, rigging, prop building and repairs) will help
them embark on a path of sustainable living.
But, more importantly, life values such as team work, discipline, trust,
confidence and honesty will enable these children to become responsible

Zip Zap has been running various outreach programmes since 1994 with street
children, rural children, and school children. In 2005, their outreach
programme focused on children living with HIV and receiving ARV treatment at
the Nolungile clinic in Khayelitsha, the biggest township of Cape Town,
project on partnership with Cirque du Monde and Médecins Sans Frontières.

In 2009, the City of Cape Town entered into a partnership with Zip Zap to
extend their outreach programme to street kids living in shelters. The
programme has been inspired by "Second Chance," the success story of the
author Judy Westwater, who survived her youth in the streets.

Category 1 tickets: €85.00 (excluding a reservation fee of €2.25)

Book your tickets:

For more information on ticket sales please visit

For more information about Zip Zap Circus School: www.zip-zap.co.za


The Work of Artist, Writer and Experimental Geographer Trevor Paglen

Posted by: "Secession" Secession   art4development

Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:34 pm (PST)

VIENNA.- The work of American artist, writer and experimental geographer Trevor Paglen centres on a political and aesthetic engagement with the covert activities of the U.S. secret services and military, collectively known by the name "Black World". His motto might well be: "Make the invisible visible". His work is based on attentive observation, meticulous research and extensive data collection. The exhibition at Secession is from NOV. 26, 2010 – FEB. 13, 2011.

To realize his works – mostly photographs and video pieces – Paglen uses technologically advanced equipment including the kind of special cameras and precision telescopes utilized in space photography. In this way, he is able to photograph, from great distances, classified military facilities buffered by huge areas of restricted land, or, using long exposures, to document the flight paths – and thus the existence – of satellites. Cooperation with international amateur networks of aircraft and satellite spotters and the information they provide form the basis for identifying the satellites and orbits used by the CIA for its seamless surveillance of the world. The artist's investigative approach is predicated on a critical examination of the historical and cultural conditions of perception.

On one hand, Paglen is interested in phenomena not visible to the naked eye, such as satellites, drones, and their flight paths. But his artistic activity also focuses on the hidden and concealed, such as the military facilities located in the deserts of the United States and surrounded by large exclusion zones, that do not feature on any official map. On the other hand, Paglen's attention (and that of the viewer) is focused on phenomena that are very much visible to the naked eye, but which, thanks to their being camouflaged as ordinary (e.g., the countless code and cover names for secret military programmes) or due to a lack of political awareness and interest, are simply not perceived by the majority of the population. Trevor Paglen is concerned, then, with heightening awareness of the fact that the so-called "Black World" really does exist.


An Exhibition of Paintings by Five Emerging and Mid-Career Artists

Posted by: "Galerie Lelong" Galerie Lelong   art4development

Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:34 pm (PST)

NEW YORK, NY.- Galerie Lelong presents Five from L.A., an exhibition of paintings by five emerging and mid-career artists—Whitney Bedford, Kirsten Everberg, Alexandra Grant, Iva Gueorguieva, and Annie Lapin—who each uniquely employ bold and saturated colors, an elusive sense of space, and fluid movement between abstraction and representation. Currently working in Los Angeles, the artists hail from diverse backgrounds and explore a variety of themes, including language, turmoil, and the fragility of memory and perception. Five from L.A. opened to the public on December 16th.

In her enigmatic paintings of oil and ink, Whitney Bedford juxtaposes a traditional use of the horizon with unusual figures and hues, creating an ambiguous setting. Amid a sparse, serene background, tightly controlled yet wild brush strokes form a central figure that resembles an explosion or other sudden disaster. Through minimal means, Bedford examines the beauty and danger of the environment, chaos, and forces beyond our control.

For Kirsten Everberg, the ambiguousness of the space is more central to her subject. Her spaces are precisely rendered, yet there is also a liquid, tenuous quality to the images, as if they are fleeting. Everberg often depicts interiors such as homes, yet they are devoid of people, shrouding the scenes with mystery. Further drawing the viewer in is the application of thick layers of glossy enamel to create a richly tactile surface. With her technique and subjects, Everberg celebrates the act and history of painting while challenging the viewers' perceptions.

Alexandra Grant's exuberant, densely designed paintings incorporate myriad influences and facets—poetry, maps, Rorschach tests, Mexican art—and communicate a balance of emotion and rationality. The artist, who is trilingual, uses words as predominant elements yet presents them visually more as shapes amid her abstract, multi-dimensional patterns. Words are often reversed and are written in a font that is free of reference to time, place, or gender. Collaborators provide the text, further evoking the communality of language.

The Bulgarian-born artist Iva Gueorguieva also presents lively works with all-over composition, yet hers brim with motion and upheaval. The abstract patterns pulsate and reverberate, achieving a nearly synesthetic quality; within the patterns, enigmatic traces of figures emerge. Using acrylic, collage, and oil stick, Gueorguieva creates a dynamic texture. While largely non-representational, the paintings are inspired by art history, Celtic lore, and cultural customs. Like Be
dford, Gueorguieva treats the precariousness, disorder, and urgency of life with fascination and reverence.

The works of Annie Lapin compellingly merge imagination, memory, history and the contemporary. Lapin's colors are rich and intensified, just beyond what is natural. A powerful, unseen force pervades her works; whether it is benevolent or menacing remains uncertain. As with Everberg, Lapin displays an unmistakable love of painting and its history, particularly Romanticism. Through her abstracted landscapes, Lapin's interest lies in human interaction and unresolved, ambiguous narratives.


'Groundbreaking' Paperless Eco Comics

Posted by: "Mohawk Media" Mohawk Media   art4development

Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:34 pm (PST)

LONDON.- British publisher Mohawk Media has announced Eco Comics, a range of environmentally-friendly, paperless comic books.

The first digital comic book from the Eco Comics range available now to download or view online is Heroic High, an adventure set on an island superhero community, written by Chris Bunting and drawn by Kit Wallis.

Editor Stuart Buckley says: "Paper used in the production of comic books can have a damaging effect on the environment, and paying perhaps the biggest price is the tiger, whose habitat this threatens.

"As for sustainable forestry, world-leading environmental organisations have criticised its weak regard for social and ecological issues.

"We believe these downloadable, paperless comics are groundbreaking, having been deliberately designed to have a minimal carbon footprint.

"The added bonuses for the reader are lower cover prices for the same level of quality entertainment, while knowing that they're being eco-friendly."

To download Eco Comics go to mohawkmedia.co.uk/economics. Following a quick payment system, you can download or view the comics online in various formats, including a page-flip format. PDFs are also available and can be downloaded to iPad.

Buckley continues: "Buying Eco Comics only takes minutes. It's much faster and easier than going to a comic book store! We hope Eco Comics is the start of an evolution, taking advantage of the latest technologies to help minimise the impact of comic production on the environment."


Call for Applications

Posted by: "Escola Sao Paulo" Escola Sao Paulo   art4development

Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:35 pm (PST)

Escola São Paulo
Escola Sao Paulo: Call for Applications
Application deadline:
January 21th, 2011

Escola São Paulo
Rua Augusta, 2239
São Paulo – SP – Brasil


Experiences that make a difference
Courses in São Paulo, Brazil
Enrollment for Escola São Paulo now open

At this innovative school, learning and research go hand in hand with actual production of contemporary culture and related reflection.

Escola São Paulo was founded to further education through art and culture. Key activities include a wide range of courses, lectures and workshops with free access to out film library, exhibitions and other cultural activities.

Students connect with the best professionals in the market, as they interact, share, contact, feel and learn through practical activities in a new way. The school acts as a space that encourages cultural creation and experimentation from a contemporary perspective, so students learn to move between different fields and disciplines, fleshing out their knowledge through dynamic courses and workshops as well as creating movies (shorts), literary texts, photo essays, cuisine tasting sessions, fashion previews and collections, reviews, graphic and visual-art projects and illustrations.

Rather than formally academic concepts, our educational systematic features curriculum and courses designed by professors and coordinators who are specialists in their field, in many cases outstanding professionals who have been active in the market for several years.

Below you will find more on our One-Year Contemporary Art program.


The program provides training for artists and curators aiming to develop new projects and languages. At its core are weekly seminars at which one of the participants presents their work for critical review and discussions in breakout groups. Other activities include both lectures and individual meetings with professors who are active in the contemporary art world in Brazil and internationally.

The program is directed by Adriano Pedrosa (curator for the Istanbul Biennial) and professors include one of the curators at Tate Modern – Julieta Gonzalez, Beatriz Milhazes (painter), Leda Catunda (painter), Ernesto Neto (sculptor), Ivo Mesquita (curator of the Octagon project at Pinacoteca do Estado gallery), Marcos Morales (diretor and professor of FAAP art school and professor at Santa Marcelina), Rivane Neunschwander (artist), Rodrigo Moura (curator, Inhotim) and Rosangela Rennó (artist).

The aim is to broaden students' horizons in terms of their critical and artistic range, offering a series of different points of view and the conceptual tools to assess their work and its development, as well as an opportunity to see and interact with more mature work and research.

Enrollment target: artists and curators wishing to dynamize their work process

Program starts: February 22th, 2011
Apliccation due to: January 21th, 2011

Portfolios: send your portfolio by January 21th to: assistenteeducativo@escolasaopaulo.org
Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 7 – 10 pm

School Card: With 6 months unrestricted access, you can take courses and attend lectures, and workshops. Get our card and enjoy the opportunity of taking as many courses as you wish at the times and days of your choice for a one-off fee.

Special Assistance in Brazil
Our specialized staff can help you locate accommodation, restaurants and cultural venues and activities within easy reach of the school.

Call to schedule your visit: call us on 55 11 3060 3636 or e-mail info@escolasaopaulo.org, or see our website http://www.escolasaopaulo.org

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On The Move – Newsflash 10/2010‏

October 25, 2010

www.on-the-move.org is a cultural mobility information network that aims to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation, contributing to building up a vibrant and shared European cultural space that is strongly connected worldwide. On-the-Move provides international cultural mobility information, engages in research, capacity building and advocacy mediating between the network members, other grassroots organisations and policy makers.

Please send your mobility news and opportunities to the Editor: info@on-the-move.org

You are welcome to use this information for non-profit purposes.

EU News

Call for proposals and info sessions: "Strengthening capacities in the cultural sector" – People and Eastern Partnership Culture programme, 21 Oct/Brussels and 25 Oct/Kiev (deadline: 19 November)The objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to the creation of a political, regulatory, institutional and economic environment conducive to the strengthening of the cultural sectors and their actors as a vector for sustainable economic, social and human development.Call for proposals for flagship projects – European Year of Volunteering 2011 (deadline: 12 November)The purpose of this call is to support one or two flagship projects per Member State, which will receive a grant from the European Commission, in order to test and develop new and innovative schemes and approaches with a view to build long-term partnerships between civil society organisations operating in the area of volunteering. 

Grants for Mobility

danceWEB scholarship programme 2011, 13 July to 17 August 2011, Vienna, Austria (deadline: 15 December)The Scholarship Programme is a 5 week residency taking place every year in July – August in Vienna within the frame of ImPulsTanz festival. It offers around 65 young professional dancers and choreographers from mainly European but also from non European countries the possibility to take part in an intense multinational further training programme. 

Calls for participation

Studio 303 performances opportunities "In the Round" and "Mobilise", Montreal, Canada (deadlines: 15 November)Studio 303, a network of intersecting support and resource activities, providing a nurturing home base for independent artists proposes two calls for submissions for short works for shared programmes to take place in 2011.Salzburger Performance Tage 2011, 16 April, Austria (deadline: 15 December)Lange Nacht des Tanzes, a cooperation of ARGEkultur and Tanzimpulse Salzburg calls for productions for this event to take place on the 16th April 2011 in Salzburg, Austria.Open call for INVISIBLE CITY, May 2011, Schiedam, Netherlands (deadline: 8 November)Invisible City will take place in the beginning of May 2011. Artists and non-artists from all disciplines can apply with plans for new work or existing work. Working period: 10 days maximum on location.Call for entries danubeVIDEOARTfestival, March 2011, Grein, Austria (deadline: 1 December)Media and video artists from all over the world are invited to submit their works for the danubeVIDEOARTfestival #1 that will be held in March 2011 in Stadtkino Grein (Upper Austria). 


Social protection of performing artists, 26 November, Brussel, BelgiumTraining session addressing the social protection of performing artists in Belgium from both an academic as well as a more practical perspective organised by the Faculty of Law – Clinics on EU Law 2010-2011, Leuven. Open Calls – Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, 16-26 June 2011, Czech Republic (deadlines: 30 October, 30 November, 15 January)The next Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, taking place in June 2011, 16-26, proposes several labs and workshops in a variety of performance design disciplines and genres – costume, stage, light, sound design, and theatre architecture for dance, opera, drama, site specific, multi-media performances, and performance art. 


Community Arts Project Residency, Nka Foundation, Ashanti, Ghana (deadline: ongoing)Foundation Nka seeks submissions of creative projects designed to accomplish community ends. The Community Arts Residency project is a part of Nka Foundation’s Arts Village at Abetenim in the Ashanti Region (about 20 km from Kumasi), Ghana. 


How to promote the mobility and internationalisation of cultural operators?, 23 November, Lisboa, PortugalThe International office of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture (GPEARI/MC) is organizing a seminar on the 23 of November in Lisbon to promote reflection on the main issues involving the mobility of artists and cultural operators as well as to disseminate among the Portuguese culture sector some of the networks, organisations and tools available to support internationalisation.Re:Imagining Cultural Space 17-19 November, Stockholm, Sweden (deadline for registration: 29 October)International conference and lab on the policy and practice of flexible art spaces and cultural organisations in Europe, organised by Intercult and Black/North Seas in collaboration with Culture Action Europe and Orionteatern (SE).Dance and Theatre from Europe. New impetus from the East, 5-6 November, Leipzig, GermanyIn the course of the 20th edition of the festival euro-scene Leipzig, this symposium plans to enrich the Europe-wide debate about artistic mobility and its disbalances stimuli and questions.International Conference on Creative Tourism, 9-10 December, Barcelona, SpainThe aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, urban planners, policy designers, artists, cultural activists and tourist professionals to assess the benefits of international collaboration in the rapidly developing field of creative tourism.Arts Funding – Artistic Freedom, European Council of Artists (ECA), 5-7 November, Zagreb, Croatia (deadline for registration: 14 October)ECA's annual conference 2010 to take place in Zagreb 5-7 November proposes to address fundamental questions such as: Is public funding a guarantee for a free and diverse arts scene? Is the market a possible way towards independent arts and artists? 


5th International Art Prize Arte Laguna, March 2011, Venice, Italy (deadline: 16 November by mail or 10 December online)The International Prize Arte Laguna continues its course as "incubator of Italian and international young art", with the will to discover new talent, to support emerging artists in promoting their creativity and to develop their careers.18th Jeunesses International FLUTE Competition, 7-13 May 2011, Bucharest, Romania (deadline: 1 March 2011)The 18th Jeunesses International Flute Competition, 7 – 13 May 2011 is targeted at two age categories: up to 18 and 30 years old.The FutureEverything Award (deadline: 31 October)The FutureEverything Award recognises outstanding achievement for innovation in art, society & technology. It celebrates creative projects in any medium that offer a new and unique way to experience or see the world and help to bring the future into the present. 

Regional focus: Asia

Japan Foundation arts and cultural exchange programme 2011-2012 guidelines announced (various deadlines)The Japan Foundation supports exchange projects between Japan and other nations in three art genres: visual arts, performing arts and audio-visual arts as well as in publications and, in segments that enhance understanding of Japan through culture, cultural cooperation and civic/youth exchange. 

Mobility project space

Writers on the move, mobile traning programme (deadline: 7 November)The SPACE mobility project is providing a mobile European training programme for critics, journalists, theoreticians, who are writing about performing arts and who want to deepen their knowledge base and analyse and improve their work within an international context.Mobility Infopoint Mapping in ItalyThe study was carried out by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, the Italian partner of PRACTICS, between 2009 and 2010.House for Open Mobility Exchange (H.O.M.E.)H.O.M.E. is a platform for self-organised non-formal exchange of artists working in public spaces.MusXchangeMusXchange aims at reducing a deficit in the training of young musicians resulting from a lack of support to short-term mobility programmes in professional orchestra and ensemble training.Artistic companionship throughout EuropeCompagnonnage artistique á travers l'Europe main goal is to create a network to provide structures for the spontaneous movement of artists and cultural workers and to improving their practices by encouraging them to acquire new skills through exchange. 


Artist Visa Applications: Arguments for SuccessHow do you argue when visa issuing offices and embassies continue to violate international recommendations and conventions? This Freemuse Quick Guide tackles various points set out in international conventions and recommendations to help you argue for smooth visa handling.Encouraging Collections Mobility – A Way Forward for Museums in EuropeEncouraging Collections Mobility is the ideal text for museum professionals, researchers and students who are determined to explore and research collections in order to open collection resources and learn more about European heritage.  

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New links and updates

WE ARE MORE! Act for Culture in Europewe are more, a Europe-wide arts advocacy campaign (2010-2013) has been launched by Culture Action Europe this October.Crossing Borders: The state of artists mobilityA compilation of cases on the hurdles of artists mobility put together by three intersecting networks: Res Artis, freeDimensional and The Upgrade.

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International Physical Theatre Laboratory Austria

Call for Proposals:

International Conference
"Performing Arts Training Today"

December 1-4, 2010
Retzhof Castle, Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria

Professional conference open to performers, performing arts educators and teachers from all over the world interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts education and training.

The conference is open to different art genres, techniques and forms – theatre, dance, music, circus, visual and multimedia art.

At the moment the Conference is accepting presentation proposals!

Submission guidelines: http://www.iugte.com/projects/registration.php

General information: http://www.iugte.com/projects/Conference.php

Photo of the Past Conference:

The working language is English.