Knock Knock: Opportunities for Artists

This week’s collection of opportunities for exhibition, residencies, papers and proposals.


Mixed Messages.2: Multiracial Identity Past & Present
Charitable Film Network/ New Orleans Loving Festival
(New Orleans, LA)

The NEW ORLEANS LOVING FESTIVAL is seeking original artwork and films with themes concerning the multiracial experience for a June 9th – 30th group art show at the New Orleans Healing Center. Please follow the guidelines below for consideration:

Visual Art Submissions must be emailed to the attention of “Loving Festival” at Please include a bio or resume, and a high resolution photo of the artwork and a description.

Film Submissions must include a bio or resume, film synopsis, and screener DVD or film link. You may email film submissions to

Deadline: May 28, 2012

10th A.I.R. Gallery Biennial
A.I.R. Gallery
(Brooklyn, NY)

A.I.R. (Artists in Residence) is the first artist-run, not-for-profit gallery for women in the US. This year we celebrate our 40th Anniversary of providing professional exhibition space for women artists. A.I.R. Gallery is now located in the thriving DUMBO gallery district in Brooklyn, NY. All women artists may submit original art: painting in any medium, photography, prints, drawing, works on paper, new media, sculpture, video, traditional or non-traditional materials welcome.

Deadline: May 30, 2012
More Info HERE

Virtual/ Monumental Projects
Bronx River Art Center
(Bronx, NY)

As part of a new gallery initiative by the Bronx River Art Center, they are accepting VIRTUAL public art submissions for the West Farms neighborhood of the Bronx. They are interested in pieces created specifically for locations in the West Farms neighborhood.  As these are to be virtual pieces, they could literally be installed anywhere in the neighborhood.  Final projects could take the form of a digital image, website, a 3D Augmented Reality application, etc.

Deadline: May 31, 2012
More Info HERE

Juried Solo Exhibition Program
New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation
(Brooklyn, NY)

The NARS Foundation announces its second annual Juried Solo Exhibition Open Call. The Juried Solo Exhibition Program provides emerging and under represented artists with curatorial and administrative support to present a solo exhibition at the NARS Foundation Gallery.

Deadline: June 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Political Humor
Fort Lewis College
(Durango, CO)

To coincide with November’s bitterly contested election, the Fort Lewis College Art Gallery is organizing an exhibition of artworks that combine political awareness with a sense of humor. This exhibition is dedicated to the proposition that humor can be a sophisticated from of critique, resistance, and activism. The exhibition is scheduled to take place October 22–November 17th. A small catalogue may be published. All media are welcome. Please submit up to 10 digital images of your work, an artist’s statement, and a CV to

Deadline: June 1, 2012

The Waterfront Gallery
(Suffolk, UK)

The Waterfront Gallery announces a call for entries for the Airspace exhibition 2012.  Submissions are invited in all media which depict or incorporate some aspect of air. The exhibition will run for four weeks from the 8th August – 2nd September and will form part of the Ipswich Maritime Festival which will attract thousand of visitors to Ipswich marina.

Deadline: June 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Open Call for Art on Brighton Festival
Art on Brighton
(Brooklyn, NY)

Art on Brighton is a community-based multidisciplinary festival, taking place on September 8, 2012, on the Brighton Beach boardwalk and beach, and at the NY Aquarium. The goal is to invigorate Brighton Beach as a cultural hub, with its distinct and evolving Russian Jewish population. Artists who are at all stages in their careers and work in such media as performance, social practice, installation, dance, sculpture, photography, film, sound, video, writing, poetry, and architecture, are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to the works responding to the local issues, stimulating public dialogue, and engaging with the neighborhood, as well as such topics as immigration, environmentalism, politics, language, gender, and religion. To apply, please e-mail your proposal and website or portfolio, along with a brief description of the piece.

Deadline: June 30, 2012
Email HERE to Apply or for More Info

Going for the Gold: Honoring Sport
Center for the Arts Evergreen
(Evergreen, CO)

In honor of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Center for the Arts Evergreen presents Going for the Gold: Honoring Sport, an exhibition featuring artwork inspired in some way by sports. Artists are welcome to submit up to 3 images for jury, and artwork in all media will be accepted.

Deadline: July 2, 2012
More Info HERE

Honickman First Book Prize in Photography
The Center for Documentary Studies
(Durham, NC)

THE CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY STUDIES/HONICKMAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE IN PHOTOGRAPHY is a biennial prize offering $3,000 in grant money, a solo exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies, and the publication of a book of photography by Duke University Press in association with CDS Books.

Deadline: September 15, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Submissions
The New Gallery (TNG)
(Calgary, CANADA)

The New Gallery is an artist-run centre exhibiting innovative emerging and lesser-known artists whose work contributes to social and political discourse. TNG encourages a broad range of practices and critical discussion around contemporary visual, media and performative arts, and believes that artistic education and community outreach are as important as presentation. TNG invites artists to submit proposals for exhibitions, projects, or residencies.

Deadline: Rolling
More Info HERE


Artist Studio Program
Lawndale Art Center
(Houston, TX)

Lawndale announces the seventh year of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program. The program is part of Lawndale’s ongoing commitment to support the creation of contemporary art by Gulf Coast area artists. With an emphasis on emerging practices, the program will provides three artists with non-residential studio space on the third floor of the Lawndale Art Center at 4912 Main Street in the heart of Houston’s Museum District. Artists have full access to their non-residential studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week, access to visiting artists, writers and curators. They will receive a $500 monthly stipend for the duration of the program and an initial $1500 materials budget. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. The residency is open to all artists, with an emphasis on artists from the Gulf Coast region.

Deadline: May 25, 2012
More Info HERE

Artist in Residence
The Sharpham Trust
(Totnes, Devon, UK)

The Sharpham Trust comprises of 550 acres of sustainably farmed land following a stretch of the River Dart, near Totnes in South Devon. The Artist in Residence programme is being launched as part of the 30th anniversary year of The Sharpham Trust. The residency will be for 6 weeks. They welcome applicants from across different disciplines, covering both traditional and contemporary work, including visual arts, sculpture, poetry, music, theatre and crafts. Accommodation and workshop space will be provided by the Sharpham Trust. The resident artist will be supported by a £1,200 stipend (£200.00 per week) towards food, subsistence and travel costs, as well as an £800 budget for materials, if required.

Deadline: May 31, 2012
More Info HERE

ComPeung Grants
(Chiang Mai, THAILAND)

ComPeung is calling for applications for two grants for artist residency in Chianf Mai, Thailand. Individual artists as well as artist duos are eligible to apply. The period for the 2 residencies is fixed and scheduled for October 2012. Grants cover airfare, a small artist stipend, accommodation and studio, and three home-cooked meals per day.

Deadline: May 31, 2012
More Info HERE

HotelMariaKapel (HMK)

HMK {Hotel Mariakapel} is an artist-run residency and project space in Hoorn, a 15th century town by the IJsselmeer, just 40 km north of Amsterdam. The programme involves artists and curators working in a wide range of media, focusing on installation and context based work, video and performance art, with a focus on collaborative projects. Projects are developed both in the surroundings of Hoorn, public space and in the exhibition space. In 2012 HMK was kindly supported by several local and national foundations. They provide artists with free accommodations and use of all facilities during their residency period.

Deadline: June 1, 2012
More Info HERE

New Fellowships
Vermont Studio Center
(Johnson, VT)

The Vermont Studio Center announces over 30 fellowships available at their upcoming June 15 deadline. All are welcome to apply.

Deadline: June 15, 2012
More Info HERE

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
(New York, NY)

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is now accepting applications for their 2012-13 Artists-in-Residence season. BMCC Tribeca PAC’s annual Artist-in-Residence program (AIR) provides an artistic home for emerging and established artists in the development of new work in all performance genres. Individual artists or small companies without homes are eligible to apply. A stipend of $1000 toward the development and presentation of the work is provided to the artists as part of the program.

Deadline: June 25, 2012
More Info HERE

Kyoto Arts Center
(Kyoto, JAPAN)

Kyoto Art Center provides Artist-in-Residence programs for emerging artist and art researchers who wish to cultivate artistic creativities in Kyoto. Support includes accommodation, studio at the Kyoto Art Center, publicity, assistance of a program coordinator, and JPY200,000 for production and/ or research.

Deadline: June 30, 2012
More Info HERE


Art History as Social Knowledge Panel at UAAC Conference
History of Art, University of Victoria
(Montreal, CANADA)

Bruno Latour, Stephen Shapin, Sandra Harding and others have variously challenged the notion that knowledge is an ahistorical rational development in the mind of the modern individual. Instead, such theorists, who may all be grouped under the moniker of social epistemology, contend that knowledge is a social creation: a negotiated result, processed through networks of social relations, essentially situated in history, and often presenting an imposition on some of the concerned parties. Social epistemology has developed a vigorous critique of empiricist philosophy of science over several decades and has of late found its way into anthropology and indigenous studies. To date, little work has framed the practices of art history in relation to this epistemological approach. This panel invites submissions that address relationships between the practices of art history and the development of knowledge as a social product.

Deadline: June 4, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Proposals: Papers, Sessions and Workshops
Art Libraries Society of North America
(Pasadena, CA)

Proposals for Papers, Sessions and Workshops are now being accepted for The 41st Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) to be held on April 25-29, 2013 in Pasadena, California. They welcome submissions from librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners and others. The conference theme, Crafting Our Future, is inspired by Pasadena’s renowned arts and crafts heritage and emphasizes the importance of building upon our past as we actively shape the future of art librarianship. Further information regarding papers, sessions, and workshops can be found within the detailed online submission forms: Papers and Sessions; Workshops.

Deadline: June 22, 2012
More Info HERE


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