Art Exchange.

Exchange Radical Moments! Brand New Europe Wide Live Art Festival
The festival will take place simultaneously in cities across Europe – in Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Latvia, the UK and Austria, among others on 11 November 2011 (11.11.11), showing site-specific interventions, public interventions, performances and live acts. It is the first time that such a festival takes place simultaneously across the continent.
An Open Call will invite artists to present ideas for projects along with a short biography by September 30, 2010.
The period between this open call and the events and actions that will take place on 11 November 2011 forms the ‘exchange phase’ of the project.
Calling for Ideas and proposals.
Send us now your sketchy project ideas to moments (at) fabrikanten till 30.09.2010. Please, also include a short biography, more details on the Open Call.
What is being exchanged?
* Ideas and projects dedicated to the (re-)activation, the inventive (and resourceful) handling of public space.
* Experiences from sub-cultures, counter-cultures, from the social outbound (-cast) districts, the margins of society.
* Objects and symbols, that enable and open up via exchange new outlooks concerning systems and networks.
* And “radical moments” that take place in and between encounters; moments that have a certain magical impact on the involved peoples.
*Questions that characterize the urban utopia.
Two questions to consider in the proposal:
1. How does the "exchange“ between the people within your project happen, what are the
dynamics of exchange?
2. What does this "radical moment,“ the moment that forged the exchange, look like?
More on EXCHANGE RADICAL MOMENTS!
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DIE FABRIKANTEN
Promenade 15
4020 Linz, Austria
+43 732 795684-0
moments@fabrikanten.at
www.fabrikanten.at
exchangeradicalmoments.wordpress.com
EXCHANGE NOW!

Art Omi

Art Omi International Artists Residency
Application Guidelines
Requirements for 2011
Residency session: Sunday June 26 - Saturday July 18, 2011
PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW OUR GUIDELINES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
Application is open to all professional visual artists from all over the world who have been professionally active for at least the past 3 years (your resume/CV should reflect professional activities since 2007 or earlier).
We do not accept applications from currently enrolled students: you must be out of school at the time of the application in order to be eligible. Please note: having studied art is NOT a requirement: we accept applications from self-taught professional artists.
IMPORTANT: We have instated an alternate year submission policy.
If you applied for the 2010 residency session and were not selected or wait listed (which was communicated to you in writing), you must wait a full year cycle before applying again. It means that you cannot apply this year for the 2011 session, but will be eligible again in December 2011 for the 2012 session.
The deadline for receiving (not postmarked) applications is Friday, December 10, 2010.
All applications must be mailed in in time to be received in our NYC office not later that this day. No exceptions.
We do NOT accept applications online or by email.
Include the following documentation only:
1.  Complete Application Form. Click here to download.
Please indicate your type of work with up to 3 definitions of the following: PNT (painting); PHO (photography); SCL (sculpture); DRW (drawing); INS (installation); SS (site specific installation); VD (video); PRF (performance); MM (multi media); NM (new media); WEB (web based); INT (interactive). If your type of work is not on this list, write it on form.
2.  Current resume/CV: 3 pages maximum. If more than one page please staple.
3.  Documentation of your work. You can either submit images OR video documentation, NOT both. Please note that if you submit both, your application will be disqualified.
We review video documentation ONLY for artists whose work is time-based, interactive, web-based, kinetic, film, video and performance. If you work with installation, site-specific, painting, sculpture and/or drawing, you MUST submit images.
IMAGES: Six (6) jpeg images, at 180 DPI resolution minimum, maximum total file size 2 MB, each image, saved on a CD. Images must be titled with your lastname, firstname, number with no spacing: e.g.: jonesmary1.jpg, jonesmary2.jpg.
IMPORTANT: we only accept jpegs: no slides, no photos. Do not submit: Powerpoint presentations, PDF, TIFF, Gif or PSD files.
VIDEO: Artists working in film, video, performance, time-based, web-based, interactive, kinetic, and/or new media should submit a DVD of up to 3 individual clips that are no longer than 1 minute each.
Please create a menu on the DVD that lists the works in the order you wish them to be viewed.
DVD must be PC compatible. Artists who submit video must specify whether submission is documentation of work or work itself: if video is the work itself, please specify how it is meant to be viewed by the general public.
4.  ONE PAGE WORK DESCRIPTION/IMAGE LIST/VIDEO SCRIPT:
A numbered list of the images (or a video script) with title, year, size and medium of work. If needed, a brief (2-3 sentences) description can be included. Please make sure to include your name at the top of the page.
CAPTION MUST FOLLOW THIS ORDER: TITLE, MATERIAL, SIZE IN INCHES, YEAR. It is extremely important size is in American Inches.
5.  A 100 WORDS MAXIMUM STATEMENT ABOUT YOUR WORK. For joint applications, please provide a statement of intent.
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: Please do NOT send catalogs, brochures, reviews or articles. Any additional material will not be considered and will be discarded.
CHECKING YOUR SUBMISSION BEFORE MAILING:
Many applications are disqualified every year because they are incomplete, and/or CD or DVD does not play in our computers.
Please check your submission before mailing as we will not contact you should your submission be incomplete, or not work for any technical problem. It is your responsibility to make sure your submission is in order and digital material works properly.
Please mark your name on all documents, including the CD or DVD.
PACKAGING YOUR SUBMISSION:
A small number of applications are damaged every year as they are packaged so tightly that it is an arduous task for us to simply open it! Please do not over package your submission with: excessive layers of scotch tape, plastic folders or sleeves, binders or paper clips.
A simple hard-plastic CD case in a padded envelope will be enough to secure your CD/DVD arrives safely. You may include two copies of your CD or DVD to make sure at least one arrives safely.
RETURN OF MATERIAL: We no longer return material. Please make sure to send us only copies, not original works.
NOTIFICATION: Due to high volume of submissions, we are unable to notify reception of application. You are welcome to add a self addressed stamped postcard for notification. Please make sure postage is correct.
All applicants will be notified of the final result by email only not later than March 16, 2011.
Applications must be recieved by Friday, December 10,2010. Applications are accepted between September 1, 2010 and December 10, 2010.
SEND APPLICATION TO:

Art Omi Applications
Art Omi, Inc.
55 Fifth Avenue 15th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Art Moves Africa

Art Moves Africa: Call For Applications
Art Moves Africa (AMA) is an international non- for-profit organisation 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 the African continent in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks and the pursuit of cooperation.
Who can apply?
Artists and cultural operators living and working in Africa.
Which sectors?
Performing and visual arts, music, cinema, literature and cultural advocacy
What type of projects?
To establish partnerships, to participate in festivals, biennials, artist residencies, productions, touring, workshops and professional development meetings.
To go where?
To travel within and between the African regions
Next deadline for applications:
1 May 2010: for the travels starting from 1st of July
1 Sept. 2010: for the travels starting from 1st of November
Application guidelines and forms:
www.artmovesafrica.org
info@artmovesafrica.org

Art Competition Dec 2010

1st Lessedra International Painting Competition
AIMS AND TASKS
An international annual competition with the premise to show the variety of art medium. The aim is to gather and to exhibit contemporary works from all over the world and to contribute to the contacts and the exchange between artists, art lovers and collectors and to stimulate the research into Painting, Drawing, Collage, Watercolor, Photography.
With a Respect to the Quality of Art, not to the Size of Art!
Based on our experience and successful development of the World Art Print Annual – Mini Print
ORGANIZATION
LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects
25, Milin Kamak Street, Lozenetz
1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel.(++359 2) 866 38 57
www.lessedra.com
Email: georgi.kolev@lessedra.com
LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects was founded in 1991 and showcase contemporary Bulgarian and international art, projects, workshops and exhibitions, books/catalogues and CDR for the Arts.
CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
1. Each artist should send no more than 3 original works, created in 2009/2010. Entries may feature any type of Painting, Drawing, Collage, Watercolor, Photography, Digital, Mixed Media…and should be signed by the artist. The works could be executed on paper, canvas, cardboard etc… VERY IMPORTANT: No frames or mounts… The maximum dimensions of a work are 15 x 15 cm = equal to 5,9 x 5,9 inches. The image can be same size or smaller. Please note this is the limiting size. Smaller works any size are accepted. Works exceeding the limited size will be neglected!
2. The application (entry) form should accompany the work, including the name and the nationality of the artist as well as the title, price, year and the technique used in the work.
3. The works should be sent to LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects as works ” For Exhibition only” by registered air-mail in a simple packet, unframed, without mount, bearing the declaration "No commercial value". Please note: packages with declared amounts arrive directly in the customs so they shall be returned back from the customs for the costs of the sender.
4. Participation fee is 50 EUR for all European and 70 USD for all another countries and it covers CD – catalogue production, organization of the exhibition, invitations, posters, advertise materials, return of works and postage.
It has to be paid with the message “Painting Exhibition”
Bank transfers should be made to:
For transfers in EUR
Valya Radneva Georgieva
First Investment Bank, 1000, Sofia, Bulgaria, 12, Narodno Sabranie Sq.
BIC (Bank Identification Code) – FINVBGSF
IBAN (International Bank Account Number) – BG27FINV91502004531994

For transfers in USD
Valya Radneva Georgieva
First Investment Bank, 1000, Sofia, Bulgaria, 12, Narodno Sabranie Sq.
BIC (Bank Identification Code) – FINVBGSF
IBAN (International Bank Account Number) – BG86FINV91502004531999

Cheques on the name of Valya Radneva Georgieva issued and/or payable by American banks only are accepted.

Transfers via Western Union or via MoneyGram on the name of Valya Radneva Georgieva and Cash (when legal) are accepted.

International Postal Money Transfer Orders on the name of Valya Radneva Georgieva. Transfers by the post office (not checks!!!) are accepted.
Participants should enclose a copy of the receipt.
CONDITIONS FOR ACCEPTANCE
Payment of the entry fee is not a guarantee for acceptance! The jury for previous selection is appointed to make the selection of artists & works with the intention to keep the high professional level of the exhibition. If for any reasons artist is rejected we send back works and return entry fee reduced by the postage.
CATALOGUE
1. LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects will publish a CD-DVD catalogue including all accepted artists. Every participating artist is kindly requested to send a brief biography and a personal photograph on a CD or via E-mail for the web presentation of the project.
2. LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects reserves the right to photograph and reproduce works for CDR, Internet gallery and also for advertising, commercial and publicity purposes.
JURY, PRIZES AND EXHIBITION
1. JURY will be appointed to select the winning works.
2. There will be the following PRIZES:
First Prize (USD 300 = purchase of work(s) by additional agreement and invitation for a solo presentation of the artist in conjunction with the next annual exhibition).
Second Prize (USD 100).
Third Prize (USD 100).
3. There is no commission payable to LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects on the sales of the works.
4. Exhibition with works of all accepted artists will be organized in Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria in the time December 15th 2010 – February 15th 2011.
Opening reception on December 15th at 7 p.m.
While the works will be handled with the utmost care, LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects will not be responsible for loss or damage due to natural disasters.
The works (if unsold) will be returned within five months from the closing date of the exhibition at the cost of LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects.
Entries should be sent to LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects.
Entries are accepted from September until November 10th 2010. Packages postmarked November 10th 2010 will be accepted.
Entry Form
1st LESSEDRA INTERNATIONAL PAINTING COMPETITION
LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects
25, Milin Kamak Street, Lozenetz
1164 Sofia, BULGARIA
Tel. (++359 2) 866 38 57
Email: georgi.kolev@lessedra.com
PARTICIPATING ARTIST
Name: ………………………………………………………………………………….
(first – given name) (second – father` s name) (family name)
Date of Birth ………Day………Month ………Year
Place of Birth……………………………………….
Nationality………………………………………….
Permanent Postal Address………………………………………………………………
Tel. …………………………………………………..
E- mail ………………………………………………..
Please send via email or on a CD your recent photograph, Curriculum Vitae – Biography (English) and if possible – images of the works in low resolution for the Web – presentation.
Herewith I confirm my participation in the 1st Lessedra International Painting Competition and I accept the conditions. (Please read carefully the Conditions)
I am sending the following works:
TITLE OF WORK, MEDIUM, SIZE IN CM, YEAR OF CREATION, PRICE (USD)
1……………………………………………………………………………………………
2……………………………………………………………………………………………
3……………………………………………………………………………………………
Signature of the Artist:                                                                                                                                                                   Date:

Entries are accepted from September until November 10th 2010.
Packages postmarked November 10th 2010 will be accepted.
Please send this entry form with the art works on the following address:
LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects
25, Milin Kamak Street, Lozenetz
1164 Sofia, BULGARIA.
Entries are accepted from September until November 10th 2010
Exhibition in Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria from December 15th 2010 – February 15th 2011.