Monday, March 30, 2009

Artist's Residency Program At The 18th Street Arts Center

Lita Albuquerque

The 18th Street Arts Center has great exhibitions and programs that provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.

Their residency program provides a great opportunity for artists in the Los Angeles area or foreign artists from Australia, Eastern Europe, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. Eligibility for the International Visiting Artist Program is based on applications through cooperative programs with outside government agencies and private foundations.

18th Street Art Center's is similar to an arts incubator, in that they provide subsidized live and work space for artists. The services to their residents include free administrative and fundraising consultation services; an office equipment co-op and community resources exchange in which residents contribute a service or resource; volunteers; and meeting facilities. In addition, 18th Street's works to bring residents greater public recognition and paid presenting opportunities through programs and events. The combined benefits of the Residency Program helps residents put more of their financial resources and time towards their art practice while working in a stimulating and supportive environment. Since opening in 1988, the program has provided a home to 20 arts organizations and 43 individual artists.

Download the residency program application here.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Artists Studios Available In London

Great Spaces available at Wellworth Studios

For locations and contact information, please visit:

Spaces in:

Bow Rd,
Amhurst Terrace,
Crimscott Street.

Spaces all have natural light, parking, WIFI, secure, Ideal for creative industries.

Prices Vary.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Call for Latin-American and Caribbean Artists

Call for Latin-American and Caribbean Artists

Institution: IDB Cultural Center

The Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC, calls for artists of Latin-American and Caribbean descent, who now live in Canada as legal residents for at least one year; to submit a portfolio of their artwork for an exhibition that reflects the emigration of artists from that Region to Canada and their contribution to contemporary Canadian art.

The exhibit will be held at the IDB Cultural Center Art Gallery in Washington, DC, United States of America, in the Fall of 2009.

Artists interested in participating in this exhibit must submit a portfolio with the following material: a) A statement about the interests of the artist, related to his/her work. b) The artist's résumé (not longer than two pages) including all relevant information about his/ her artistic trajectory; c) Up to ten (10) images of works available for the exhibition. Works should not exceed 6 feet in any direction in the case of two-dimensional works (painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media) or 4 feet in any direction for three-dimensional works. Video art should not exceed 10 minutes in length. Installations, multimedia works or performances will not be accepted.

The portfolios must be comprehensive of the artist's work, and will not be returned. The deadline for submission of portfolios at the IDB Cultural Center is April 30, 2009.

All submissions must be mailed to Félix Ángel, IDB Cultural Center, 1300 New York Avenue, Washington, DC 20577, USA. The artist selected will be notified on May 30, 2009.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Public Art Opportunity For Washington Artists

Artist sought to design on-street bicycle parking

Seattle's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks an artist or artist team to design on-street bicycle parking. Artist-designed bicycle parking is a product of the SDOT Art Plan. Bike racks will fill one or two motor vehicle parking spaces on the street. Each car-sized space will accommodate up to eight bikes.

The selected artist will work with SDOT staff to design, fabricate and install bicycle parking at two to four on-street locations. The new program addresses the expanding need for bicycle parking and is part of the city's Bicycle Master Plan, which aims to triple the number of people bicycling in Seattle over 10 years.

Eligibility: Professional artists living in Washington state

Budget: $30,000 for design, fabrication and installation

Deadline: 11 p.m., Monday, April 13, 2009, Pacific time

Guidelines may be found on this page.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Call For Print Artists

The Northern Print Biennale in the U.K. has issued a call for entries to its 2009 edition, to be held June 26-Oct. 4, 2009. Held as part of a culture festival across the Newcastle-Gateshead region, the biennale is open to British or international artists whose work relates to printmaking in any way. Fifty winners of the Biennale’s "2009 Print Awards" (sponsored by Bonhams) are to be featured in an exhibition spread between Hatton Gallery, Laing Art Gallery and Northern Print, while one grand prize winner takes £5,000.

Exhibitions of the selected works will be from June to October 2009.

The deadline for applications is Friday 24 April 2009.

Entries can be submitted online, or can also be submitted
by post to Parker Harris, PO Box 279, Esher, Surrey KT10 8YZ
or in person on Friday 24 April 2009 11am – 5pm

Northern Print
Stepney Bank
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2NP
or by email (please contact Parker Harris in advance)

Entry Fee: £20.00 / €30.00 per artist! Up to 10 images per artist

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Artists looking for studio space

Artist Stephanie Diamond has put together an online listing service for posting and finding studio space. The list is updated weekly and is a great resource.

To be listed:
Send Stephanie an email at with the exact info you would like posted. Please include a header, a description of what you are offering or looking for, and your contact info.

To be added to this list: and click on the "Listings Project" button on home page.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Sculpture Center - Call for artists

The Sculpture Center, Cleveland

The CALL FOR ARTISTS for After the Pedestal, the 5th Annual of Smaller Sculpture from the Region is now open with an entry deadline of Monday, April 6.

The deadline is Monday, April 6, 2009 by 5 PM for hard copy or midnight, for online entry. 
The Application Form and a $30 fee (check, cash, or money order) must be mailed in hard copy to The Sculpture Center and received no later than Friday, April 10. Artists will be notified in late April.

Exhibition dates are June 5 – July 25, 2009

The juror is Paola Morsiani, Curator of Contemporary Art at The Cleveland Museum of Art. From 1999-2007, she was Senior Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas, and she has worked in curatorial departments in American museums since 1994—at The Drawing Center and the Queens Museum in New York and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA. She has independently curated shows in Italy, for PS122 Gallery, New York, and for Art & Idea, Mexico City, among other institutions. Morsiani’s most recently curated CAM Houston exhibitions, which received international critical acclaim, were Wishing for Synchronicity: Works by Pipilotti Rist (2006), Andrea Zittel: Critical Space (2005, co-organized with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York), and Fade In: New Film and Video (2004). She has also curated several Perspectives series exhibitions.

Eligibility - All artists from Ohio, its contiguous states (Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania) and Ontario, Canada, working in all media of sculpture, including installation, conceptual work, and performance video if object based, are eligible.

The artwork may be envisioned for indoor or outdoor display, but will be displayed indoors. The artwork should be conceived on a smaller scale appropriate for 850-1000 sq. ft. galleries, created within the last 3 years, and not previously exhibited in Northeast Ohio. Artists may submit up to 3 artworks for consideration. Artists are responsible for shipping. The Sculpture Center will insure the artwork while on its premises.

Applications must include high resolution jpeg images of up to 3 artwork and details, up to 9 images total (image size: approx. 8 x 10 inches @ 300 dpi). Image list of title, date, medium, and size (h x w x d) clearly keyed to images. Artist’s resume with all contact information
. Artist’s statement
. If application is made in hard copy, all information should be on a CD or DVD.

The After the Pedestal Application Form must be printed, completed off line, and mailed to The Sculpture Center. The rest of the application can be made online by clicking the link below.
Click here to apply online.

If you have questions, call or email Ann Albano, Executive Director, at 216.229.6527 or

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

LMCC Residency and Programs

Marc Robinson, Myth Monolith (Liberation Movement), 2007

I have mentioned the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in a past post and now have more information about them. They are currently accepting applications for their residency programs and are hosting a series of informative sessions for artists. See below for more information.

Open Call for Applications: Workspace 2009-2010
Studio Residencies for Emerging Visual Artists and Writers
Deadline: Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 5PM

Workspace is a studio residency program for emerging visual artists and writers focused on the creative process. Residents receive free studio space in Lower Manhattan for nine months, a modest one-time stipend (depending on available funds), access to a community of peers, meetings and studio visits with arts and literary professionals, and exposure to new audiences through open studios and other public programs. There is one application deadline per year.

More information about Workspace, including complete Application Guidelines, is available here.

Info Sessions (Suggested, but not required)

Attend an Info Session where past residents and LMCC staff will review the application guidelines and answer questions about the residency and the selection process.

RSVP is required and space is limited.

Thursday, March 19, 4PM at 77 Water Street, 10th Floor


TNT: Training, Networking and Talks
Work Sample Dos and Don’ts
Led by Liza Green, Grants and Services, LMCC

In order to access funding, residencies and other professional opportunities, artists are often required to submit work samples for consideration. Who reviews work samples? How are they reviewed? How important is formatting? Cue points? Context? Our interactive workshop will cover these issues and provide a series of examples that will allow participants to judge for themselves whether a work sample is compelling and why.

Artists from all disciplines are welcome.

Workshop is free, but space is extremely limited.
RSVP is required.

Registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be notified by email of their acceptance.

Tuesday, March 10, 6:30PM at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor