Archive for 2010

Call for proposals

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

*Call for artistic proposals now being considered for inclusion in ATVP’s …*

*Intervention Intervention*

Curated by Teena McCarthy & Brendan Penzer

*13 – 30 January 2011*

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*“These measures (The Northern Territory Intervention) overtly discriminate against aboriginal peoples, infringe their right of self-determination and stigmatize already stigmatized communities.”* Professor James Anaya, Visiting UN Rapporteur, 27 August 2009.

The Northern Territory Intervention (The Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007), enforced upon Aboriginal communities in the territory, has now extended three and half years, seeing three prime ministers and three federal governments preside over it.

Interestingly, The Intervention came about after allegations of ‘widespread child sexual abuse’, yet failed to mention child protection once in the 500 pages of legislation, concocted over a mere 48 hours, without debate or consultation. Furthermore, The Intervention has failed to uncover or convict any perpetrators of alleged child sexual abuse.

Taking a closer look, this Intervention came about to continue a recent and ongoing series of funding and resource cutbacks that have annihilated successful existing employment, education and health programs, and through small cunning changes of legislation, here and there, have usurped Aboriginal self-determination and autonomy over the programs and decision-making in their own communities.

The NT Intervention is an experiment, a prototype. The measures introduced throughout the period of The Intervention have seen our government forcibly take the lands off aboriginal communities in exchange for basic human services that are *not* being delivered, basic human services that every one of us has a birthright to and should have existed in the first place.

The Intervention is an attempt to move the Australian First Nation peoples off their lands and into towns and cities, to assimilate into mainstream society, to abandon their cultures, their languages, their futures. Furthermore, it is an economic initiative, a draconian welfare reform, and a land-grab – cultural genocide by coercion. A national and international crime – the most shameful of shameful international acts of the 21stcentury, thus far.

In order to stage The Intervention the Howard government (continued by Rudd and Gillard) implemented ‘special measures’ in the guise of being ‘for the benefit of Aboriginal people’, and suspended The Racial Discrimination Act. The act is yet to be fully reinstated.

Staggeringly, The Intervention, contravenes 25 articles under The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and 30 articles under The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

*Intervention Intervention* is an exhibition that attempts to bring to the forefront, the reality and truths of The Northern Territory Intervention, a community awareness-raising of the many little-known facts and realities of what has developed over the last number of years – a call to, and for, action.

ATVP invites artists to submit proposals of artwork, of any medium or format, that responds to, examines or elicits further light on the reality that is The NT Intervention – artworks that will come together collectively to form an *Intervention Intervention*.

*Proposal Form:*

*Intervention Intervention***

*13 – 30 January 2011*

At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc. (ATVP)

565 King Street Newtown

*Proposals due 5:00pm Sunday 2 January 2011*

(Artists to be notified of selections by 9am Monday 3 January and artwork to be delivered to arrive at ATVP by Tuesday 11th January)

*In your submission please include:*

* Name: / Postal Address: / Email Address: / Phone:

* A brief description of your proposed artwork: (up to 150 words)

* A brief description of any special installation requirements.

* 1-5 images, concept drawings (jpeg’s 1-2MB in size), or a dvd of your proposed artwork, or similar previous works:

* A brief artistic CV: (1/2 page max)

Email your proposal to:

or send it to ATVP, 565 King Street Newtown NSW 2042

** ATVP is an artist-run-initiative. Intervention Intervention is a part of ATVP’s 2011 program that has been supported by funding through ARTS NSW. There are no exhibition fees (charges) for participating artists in this exhibition. *

For further information or enquiries please call Teena McCarthy 0410 709 152 or Brendan Penzer 0430 083 364.

call for submissions, direct art magazine and arte natura exhibition

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

*DIRECT ART MAGAZINE, VOLUME 18* The Annual International Competition for $26,000 in publication awards in Volume 18 of Direct Art Magazine, Fall/Winter 2011 issue. Direct Art is distributed in the US by COMAG Marketing Group, the distributors of Art News and Art in America, to bookstores throughout the US including Barnes and Nobles and Borders. The twenty two awards include the covers of magazine, feature articles and full page displays. The competition is open to all artists working in any media. Postmarked deadline March 31, 2011. Print prospectus and entry information at or e-mail

Lab A.D. – open registration until full

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Lab AD Call to Artists

The 2nd annual BECA Foundation non-juried, open-registration, international exhibition of art + design. Registration is open until allocated spaces are full or December 31, 2010, whichever comes first. You may register to secure your space for either pre-existing work or for new work created after you register, as long as your work arrives at the exhibition space no later than January 17, 2011.

The purpose of this non-juried experimental, group exhibition is to further broaden exhibition opportunities and to discover and highlight new approaches by emerging contemporary artists, architects + designers as well as those who are more established but are stretching their work into unfamiliar territory. This exhibition provides an open opportunity in which to experiment freely. Registration is limited but guarantees exhibition. Works will be displayed salon style in a mosaic grid covering the interior of the exhibition space.

Modeled after The BECA Foundation’s first non-juried, experimental open exhibition, held in June 2009, titled ‘12×12x122’, this Lab AD call to artists, architects + designers guarantees exhibition of their work to all those who are registered. For Lab AD, we have made an effort to broaden the variety of acceptable works (including 2-D, 3-D and video) but with limited space we are only able to allocate a limited amount of size categories and all will be registered on a first come, first served basis.

All registered artists, architects + designers will have their works exhibited from February 4 – 18, 2011 at New Studio A.D. located at 312 Rosemont Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. There will be both an opening reception held on Friday, February 4, 2011 from 5 – 8pm during Albuquerque’s First Friday ArtsCrawl and also a closing reception held on Friday, February 18, 2011 from 5 – 8pm during Albuquerque’s Third Friday Downtown ArtsCrawl. There will be 20 artists, architects and/or designers selected from those exhibiting to have their works featured online at Works are not required to conform to any particular medium, style, theme or concept. You may view complete registration info. posted at:

BECA: Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art…Entering our 4th year of international public arts programming dedicated to creating exhibition and related opportunities to BOTH emerging artists AND emerging designers from around the world!

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ATVP call for Co_Directors 2011 (for ACME)

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

*Call for Applications for positions at ATVP …*

*Co-Directors 2011*

At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc. (ATVP)

565 King Street Newtown

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ATVP is a vibrant volunteer-run contemporary art space that showcases a challenging and dynamic program of contemporary art exhibitions and related public programs that engage with issues pertaining to contemporary discourse and action in and around art, culture, environment, society (community), ecology, philosophy and politics.

The gallery is currently looking for committed and energetic applicants to fill Co-Director positions for its 2011 program. This is an exciting and valuable opportunity for anyone interested in forging a career in the arts.

Established in 2007, ATVP has grown to be one of the most significant volunteer-run galleries in Australia. Heading into its 5th year of operation, the gallery has an exceptional program emerging for 2011. Which you could be an integral part of!

For further important information regarding ATVP please read here:

*Co-Directors: *

A Co-Director position is a minimum commitment of 12 months beginning in early January 2011. As a Co-Director you will work in a team with others Co-Directors and the Managing Artistic Director, to fulfill the tasks necessary to operate both the gallery and the organisational structure.

Essential Tasks include:

- Filling a position on the organisation’s board of management. – Coordinating a share of the exhibition and general operations program. – Attend and assist with board meetings once every 3 weeks. – Attend and assist with Exhibition installs and demounts, once every three weeks. – Attend and assist with exhibition launches and public programs. – Manage the gallery 4 hours per week in assistance with the Managing Artistic Director. Working closely with Interns, general volunteers and associated curators and artists.

In your application please include the following:

- Full Name. – Postal Address.

– Email Address. – Phone Number/s. – Resume/CV. – Description of your arts experiences. – Outline of your related skills and knowledge. – Description of your availability and other commitments for 2011. – Description of why you would like to be a part of the ATVP in 2011.

An information session will take place on Tuesday 7th December at ATVP from 6-7pm.

Applications due Friday 10th December 2010

Interviews will take place Mon 13th & Tue 14th December.

Deliver applications to ATVP, 565 King Street Newtown NSW 2042

Or email;

*At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc.*

565 King Street Newtown NSW 2042

(02) 9519 2340 / 0430 083 364

Gallery Hours: Thur-Sun 10am-6pm



Call for Submissions from Emerging Artists – Toyota Community Spirit Gallery

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The Toyota Community Spirit Gallery is calling for submissions from emerging artists to exhibit in our Emerging Artist exhibition in March 2011.

A broad range of contemporary and traditional works across all mediums is sought from artists from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. The focus is on local artists from the cities of Port Phillip and Hobsons Bay but the program is also open to regional and interstate artists.

There is no cost to exhibit and no commission charged on sales of work. Established in 2004, the Gallery runs a continuous program of exhibitions at Toyota’s corporate headquarters in Port Melbourne and has shown the works of over 590 artists.

Successful applicants are eligible to apply for the $10,000 Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award.

To download further information on this exhibition and application documents visit

or download documents below from the following links (you must download both the Information and the Application documents). (1) Information for Applicants (pdf 480KB): http:// (2) Application Document (word doc 92KB : http://

Applications close 7 February 2011.

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Light Space & Time

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Light Space & Time – Online Art Gallery presents a Juried Competition, in which 2D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for the theme “Landscapes” for inclusion into the January 2011 online group exhibition.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field.

A group exhibition of the top five finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Art Gallery during the month of January 2011. Awards will be for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. In addition, 2 artists will recognized with Honorable Mention awards. Depending on the amount and the quality of the entries there may also be Special Recognition awards posted as well. The theme for December is “Landscapes”. The submission process for artists ends December 29, 2010.

All winners will be selected, announced and featured on the Light Space & Time website on January 1, 2011 and remain online in the gallery through January 31, 2011. Thereafter, the artworks will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives with links to the artist’s websites. Artists Apply Here:

Upstream People Gallery CFP 13th Annual All Media Juried Online , International Exhibiton

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Upstream People Gallery
5607 Howard Street* * Omaha, NE 68106-1257 U.S.A.*

is pleased to announce the

* “13th Annual All Media**Juried Online * *International Exhibiton”*

January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011

Your Eligibility: Open to all artists worldwide with 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork in all media and creative processes.

(12 month’s show and gallery representation for greater sales and exposure; artists may exhibit and sell in other venues at the same time)

*to apply send the following by** December**8, 2010**postmark for early bird discount* *OR December**24, 2010**for final deadline*

*Cash Awards of Excellence, Special* * Recognitions and Press Releases sent to specially recognized artists’ newspaper(s).* *Exhibition Press Release sent worldwide via a special International Press Release service.* *Recognized artists will be included in the Juror’s Statement* *published worldwide online with the exhibition.*

*NOTE: Many artists have had articles written in their newspaper(s) as a result of their work* *and our publicity campaign. *

*(Now approaching nearly* *1,000,000,000**views to date!**)*

Entry notifications sent soon after receipt of entry.


Or you may download the prospectus at * ***



Thursday, November 4th, 2010



As one of five Blue Sky Project Artists-In-Residence, you will cross-pollinate with other practicing artists, collaborate with teens, expand your ideas and add artistic breadth and depth to the Dayton community.

Relocated in 2009 to Ohio from our original location in Illinois, artists gather for eight weeks from mid-June to mid August at the University of Dayton, located 2 miles from downtown Dayton. Monday – Thursday, from 10-3:30 are devoted to intensive collaborations between each individual artist and a small group of six to eight local teen participants, culminating in a final exhibition. Artists-in-Residence invent the remaining structure, working together or individually on projects. Our hope is that the projects will seep out, intervene, enhance and impact the community.

Your recent studio practice and new ideas should provide the foundation for your activities. Because of the collaborative nature of Blue Sky Project, your project must have an open-ended structure. Your project must be achievable in eight weeks, within a $1,000 budget (excluding final exhibition expenses) and must engage others in its articulation and production. The rest is up to you. Previous projects have included: sculptural sound installation, video installation, performance, musical composition, dance installation, 2D visual-art and photography, self-published magazines, and site-specific interventions.

Application deadline is January 17, 2011. To learn more about Blue Sky Project, see previous work and backgrounds of past resident artists, and to download our Call for Proposals, please visit

Prometheus Visual Arts Award

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Prometheus Visual Art Award is an acquisitive award with a $15,000 prize and is exhibiting work from artists Australia wide.

Closing Date for Entry Forms: 25 March 2011

Call for Pacific Islanders in Melbourne to participate in Media Arts project

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Pacific Stories is recruiting participants!

October 23, 2010 at 4:05 AM · Filed under Recent News

Pacific Stories is a media arts project based in Melbourne and set to start in December 2010 through to March 2011. We are looking for Pacific Islanders, particularly Melanesians living in Melbourne, to participate in the project. You will be involved in discussions around Melanesian identities and narratives; and you will learn all the skills you need to develop and produce a short film that explores these themes. Participation will be free and all facilities, equipment and resources will be provided. Regular workshops will be held in the Western Suburbs.

To find out more, please contact Amie or Lia (details under “Contacts” page) or fill out this application form before 15 November 2010: Fill out online Pacific Stories Application Form

We hope that participants will benefit by learning and exploring their past and marrying their traditional knowledge with modern digital mediums to find a empowering medium that allows for culturally appropriate and rich dialogue and storytelling.