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Opportunities from the International Studio and Curatorial Program

Published January 9, 2014

See below for an extensive listing of opportunities from the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP)!

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) announces an open call for its residency program. ISCP is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world, including the United­ States. With 35+ artists and curators in residence at all times, ISCP is a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners. The program provides residents with the space, time, and support to develop new projects. With additional activities tailored for professional development and public engagement, ISCP serves as a platform for producing, presenting and contextualizing contemporary art through a diverse range of international perspectives. ISCP’s public programs encourage dialogue and integrate residents into the cultural landscape of New York City, making ISCP an exciting hub for contemporary art.

ISCP is currently accepting applications from visual artists and curators in all disciplines who would like to engage with ISCP’s unique and dynamic programming and creative community.
The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space, regular studio visits from Visiting Critics; Field Trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in Artist Talks and semi-annual Open Studios (April and November residents).
Residents at ISCP are also invited to take part in ISCP’s Exhibition Program and Participatory Projects (off-site, public works).

A residency at ISCP is typically three to six months, although artists and curators can apply for up to one year.

To apply, please visit


Recognizing that a critique of the ideals of productivity, success, goal-orientation, and determination is necessarily paradoxical, the ICI Core Project Errans takes the shifting meanings of erring as a starting point to explore the critical potentials and risks of embracing error, randomness, failure, and non-teleological temporalities. The inquiry is intended to reach across different disciplines and discourses, relating not only to the knowledge of life, diaspora, or arts of failing, but also, for instance, to aesthetics, theories of play and games, or random-walk models in (finance) mathematics.
The ICI Berlin invites scholars from all disciplines to engage in a joint exploration of Errans. We especially welcome applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in scholarly research.

The committed exchange between fellows is a central aim of the Institute. Applicants should be interested in a theoretical reflection upon the conceptual and intellectual basis of their projects and in discussing it with fellows from other disciplines. In particular, fellows will be expected to participate in the weekly colloquia, bi-weekly informal meetings, and other activities of the Institute, to contribute to a common publication, and to be resident in Berlin for the duration of the fellowship.
The fellowships announced are for the academic years 2014-16 (15 September 2014 – 15 July 2016). There is no age limit, but applicants should have obtained their PhD within ten years of the date of appointment or have fulfilled all requirements for receiving their PhD by 1 July 2014. Stipends range from EUR 1700 to 1900 per month.
Interested applicants should read the full project description, consult the application instructions and send their application by e-mail only to the address indicated there.


Fall Fellowships will be 8 weeks from October 1st to November 26th 2014.  Spring Fellowships will be for 4, 8 or 11 weeks from January 28th 2015. A stipend of US$1,500 is available. The Foundation’s primary program consists of individual fellowship residencies of one to three months. The Camargo Foundation welcomes scholars and artists from all countries and nationalities as well as all career levels. The Foundation’s campus includes twelve furnished apartments, a reference library, a music/conference room, an open-air theater, an artist’s studio with darkroom and a composer’s studio.


CultureHub is now accepting applications for its micro-residency Winter 2014 program. The program is for artists and technologists interested in experimenting in a fully reconfigurable studio environment. Up to two individuals will be selected for one-week micro-residencies taking place in February 2014 at the CultureHub studio. In addition to a stipend and workspace, residents will receive technical and materials support. The program seeks to incubate new artistic projects and investigate creative implementation of technology. Residents will have access to AV equipment, hardware codecs, motion and depth-sensing cameras, a 30-foot projection surface, theatrical lighting and grid, and the support of CultureHub technicians.

To apply, please submit a proposal including a project description of up to 500 words as well as an outline of material and technical needs. Please include CV and/or links to online work samples.

Please e-mail proposals to with the subject line “micro-residency: Your name”


ArtsLink Projects provides support to US artists, curators, presenters and arts organizations undertaking projects in any of the 37 eligible countries listed below. Applicants must be working with an artist or organization in that region and projects should be designed to benefit participants and audiences in both the US and the host country. In 2014, applications will be accepted from individual artists, presenters and non-profit arts organizations working in dance, music, theater and literature.

Support is provided to:

  • create new work that draws inspiration from interaction with artists and the community in the country visited;
  • establish mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and expertise between artists, arts organizations, and the local community;
  • pursue artistic cooperation that will enrich creative or professional development, or has potential to expand the community’s access to the art of other cultures.


The Center for New Art, the University Galleries, and the Undergraduate Art Department at William Paterson University request applications for an Artist in Residence and Exhibition Program. The successful recipient will receive access to our production facility and an honorarium of $5,000 plus a $3,000 budget for materials. Work produced during the residency will be exhibited at the University Galleries. The exhibition will be accompanied by a modest publication.

The WPU Artist in Residence Program provides access to our unique facility for the production of sculpture, installation, performance, 2D and 3D imaging, interactive media, augmented reality and others. Novel, innovative use of the facility is encouraged and theoretical conceptual projects are welcome. This residency is designed to take advantage of our facility and the Lab at the Center for New Art. The Lab includes a Computer Numerical Control Mill, four rapid prototyping machines, a 3D Scanner, a laser cutter/engraver and a full digital computer lab with multiple 2D, 3D, and 4D softwares, available. This residency is directed to a self-starting digital savant who can adopt and adapt to the available technologies. Limited production support is available (carried out by graduate assistants or undergraduate student interns). Work produced during the residency will be exhibited in a solo exhibition at the University Galleries in Spring 2015.


You are invited to participate in a short residency with Art Kibbutz, a collaborative project hosted by Venice Biennale artist Pawel Althamer, entitled the “Draftsmen’s Congress” at the New Museum on March 23rd, 2014.  This residency involves making of one large collaborative drawing that will take up the entire fourth floor space of the museum. We are calling artists, art students, art professors, graphic designers, architects, cartoonists, engineers and other individuals who draw as part of their profession to participate in this project.

Art Kibbutz is one of the groups invited to participate in this project that will explore how a community could connect and create through shared interests, art and image-making. An interest or perhaps rather ambition of the Draftmen’s Congress is to gather these visual expressions, that come from many different places, but all somehow have something in common, and then seem them together and experience them in a dialogue with each other, lets say a dialogue that then happens on purely visual terms, which is important. Art Kibbutz is invited to bring ‘the Jewish perspective’ whatever that means to each participating artist.

At the end of the Congress the work will be divided into manifold pieces and distributed to the public and the participants for free. Participating artists do not receive a commission, but materials will be available by the museum.


For our 2014 season we intend to select three to five large-scale interactive sculptures that are truly original, interactive and awesome; that can survive being played with by over 100,000 people, being outside in the elements for four months; and that can potentially be reconstructed and relocated after the summer to other venues for interactive sculpture. We intend to be able to offer each piece a $3,000-$5,000 budget, but if the artists’ vision exceeds what we are able to offer, we can collaborate with artists to help them raise more money to realize their ambitions.


The Phillips Book Prize supports publication of a first book by an emerging scholar. The manuscript selected for this award represents new and innovative research in modern and contemporary art from 1780 to the present. The Phillips Book Prize is awarded by an editorial committee, which (since 2012) meets every other year at The Phillips Collection’s Center for the Study of Modern Art.

The winning author receives 5,000 USD, and his or her manuscript will be published jointly by the University of California Press and The Phillips Collection. Scholars who received their PhDs within the past five years are strongly encouraged to apply.


C-Scape is one of 19 shacks located within the Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District. The primitive nature of the structure-no electricity, indoor plumbing, or telephone-and its physical isolation allow for uninterrupted solitude and refuge. The dwelling is a 1 1/2 story, three- room structure, including a studio and wood stove. It has a propane cooking stove and small refrigerator, and a composting toilet.
Artist-in-Residence: Program for visual artists. Three 3-week stays in summer, with one including a $500 Fellowship. Artists must participate in the National Seashore’s Interpretive Program, once per week, in which a group of up to 10 visitors will visit the shack. Residencies will be awarded by the Project Review Committee. (Students not eligible.) This is a highly competitive program.


In partnership with Brighton Festival, Lighthouse and University of Brighton, Photoworks and The Regency Town House.
HOUSE is Brighton & Hove’s annual visual arts event concerned with the commissioning of new work in partnership with Brighton Festival. HOUSE utilises domestic and unusual spaces to situate work throughout the city. HOUSE 2014 invites outline proposals from artists based in the South East region, including London, for a series of commissions to be realised in May 2014.


KARST is announcing an international open call to curators, collaborators and artists to submit proposals for exhibition during 2014. We are particularly interested in projects that seek to exhibit challenging and experimental work, engaging with new ideas through critical dialogue and experimentation in contemporary arts practice. Proposals for new works, existing works or touring shows including, events, exchange projects and all multidisciplinary practices will be considered. Selected proposals will be provided with funding towards an exhibition production budget, in addition to installation and administrative support.
To submit please send the following:
1) Resume or CV
2) Artist Statements / Biographical info of participating artists / curators.
3) Exhibition Proposal. 600 words max, plus a realistic considered timescale of delivery and estimated production budget.
4) Support Material: (to be sent as a single PDF file) to include a maximum of 15 images, texts, video links, sketches, diagrams or other visualisations of the proposed project. Please send all materials in one zip file attachment to: proposals[@]


The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is constructing the Alameda Creek Watershed Center, a new educational center located at an important operational and historical site for the SFPUC water system. The goal of this project is to commission artwork that highlights, illuminates, or reveals something unique or hidden about the watershed. The artwork may also connect with the history of Sunol Valley. The artwork should serve as a focal point, yet be integrated with the site and surroundings.

Opportunities may include, but are not limited to: Major artwork treatment at entry plaza to the Center, which may utilize the walls, space, and floor leading up the entry doors; and/or Artwork located in landscape around the Center, gardens or open meadow, which may consist of sculpture(s).

Eligibility: Open to professional, practicing artists residing in the US.
Budget: $500,000


The City of San Jose’s Public Art Program has been engaged by VTA/BART (Valley Transit Authority/Bay Area Rapid Transit) to contract with an artist for the design, fabrication, delivery and installation oversight of a signature artwork for the Berryessa BART Station. Artists are asked to submit qualifications for the development of an artwork for this location. Finalist will be asked to travel to San Jose for interviews the week of either February 3 or 10 (TBD), 2014.
Eligibility: Artists or teams with demonstrated public art experience (project value over $150,000).
Budget: $380,000


Mesa Arts Center requests artist qualifications for the design of the Shade Sculpture to complement the new 21st Century Café Society and the existing MAC campus. The project will have two phases: Design of the Shade Sculpture; and Final Designs/oversight of fabrication and installation of the work. The Shade Sculpture will encourage visitors to linger in the interactive space, providing stunning visual elements and relief from the sun. Phase I is fully funded, while fundraising continues for Phase II of this project.

Artists with public art installation and community engagement experience are encouraged to apply, as well as artists who have experience working in desert climates and with materials that have proven ability to withstand intense heat. It will be a plus if applicants have experience working with vertical sculptural elements and shadow imagery on the ground plane. We would ideally work with an artist who truly connects with and understands the local environment, so Arizona or Southwest regional artists will be given special consideration.
Eligibility: Open to experienced public artists.
Budget: $300,000


CCA will invite 2 artists whose artistic practice will focus on the context of Gdansk, and / or its district New Port. We are looking for artists who with the help of contemporary art practices undertake the discussion around places perceived in a certain, stereotype way. Artist is encouraged to reach out to the spaces inbetween, out of the daily routine. Currently New Port district is undergoing the process of revitalization including all its negative and positive aspects. We are therefore looking for works socially engaged and developed from a critical point of view. The aspect of reaching out to new audiences plays an important factor. The entire 3rd floor of the newly rebuilt former bathhouse building in New Port district of Gdańsk is dedicated to artists. The building consists also of a cinema, library and workshop space, that can be all used by the artists according to their needs. The living accommodation provides potential for many types of Art based activities to take place such as discussions, film screenings and social events. Artists Residency shall culminate in a form of a final work in the shape chosen by the artist.
Artists Residency is organised in 2 stages:
2 weeks research visit + 2 months residency that follows
CCA will offer:

  • a space to live and work
  • artistic fee inclusive of travel allowance, costs of living, insurance: 2000 PLN / artist for the 2 weeks long research trip
  • artistic fee inclusive of travel allowance, costs of living, insurance: 6000 PLN / artist for the 2 months long production phase
  • material costs allowance up to 2500PLN / artist (paid upon submission of receipts)
  • assistant
  • support of CCA team throughout the term in residence.

Please email to the documentation mentioned below (pdf format in one
zip file) with your name in the title:

  • Artist’s statement mentioning main points of focus in your work (1500 words maximum)
  • description of the work you plan to carry out during your stay
  • Artist’s CV
  • 10 work samples (or links to your works / website)

Please note:

  • there are no limitations nor preferences in relation to such factors as country of origin, age, media, etc.
  • applicants should be reasonably fluent in English (spoken and written).


Requirements for taking part in the CrossCulture Internships programme include a good command of English and a permanent involvement in an organisation or institution in one’s own country. Knowledge of the German language is an additional qualification, not a requirement. Applicants should be aged between 20 to 45 years. Currently enrolled university students will not be considered for selection. Furthermore the applicants must be in good health. Their physical as well as mental working capacity must be sufficient for the requirements of a longer stay abroad and the essential work requirements of the internship.The interns’ travel and subsistence expenses are covered by the programme funds. This includes a monthly grant of 550 Euro, travel costs to Germany and urban local traffic, as well as visa fees, health insurance and accommodation. The latter is either a private room in a shared flat (according to gender), a private room in a host family or a small furnished apartment. Accommodation includes cost for electricity, water and heating; whereas telephone and internet facilities are not included.


The ifa Artists’ Contact programme promotes the international cooperation of German and foreign persons engaged in the cultural sector. Working stays as well as working tours from developing and emerging countries to Germany are supported if the realisation is in the interest of foreign cultural policy. German artists can also receive subsidies for their travelling expenses while networking and seeking opportunities in developing and emerging countries.


Every year Akrai Residency issues an international call to artists, designers, musicians, poets, writers, dancers, theater actors and directors, and chefs. Akrai offers residencies to international creative professionals who have been active in their respective fields for at least 5 years. The sole criterion for selection is artistic excellence. The application process is conducted completely online. A jury of professionals is invited to review the applications submitted and makes recommendations to the organization. Akrai does not charge candidates to apply, nor to participate in the program. Invited professionals participate completely for free but are responsible for their travel expenses, breakfast and lunch (which can be cooked in the apartments), and the cost of their own materials, as well as any other incidental expenses.


The Belvedere/21er Haus Curator in Residence programme (CIR) is intended for curators worldwide who would like to conduct research for around three months in the Belvedere/21er Haus, particularly on a subject relevant to the museum’s collection. The aim of the programme is to encourage curators and researchers working on the collection and research focus of the Belvedere/21er Haus – Austrian art from the Middle Ages to the present. Networking with colleagues at the Belvedere/21er Haus and in the Vienna art and culture scene is explicitly desired. Project proposals should refer to art and art history themes from the Middle Ages to the present day and have a specific reference to the collection areas in the Belvedere/21er Haus. The results of the research could be communicated in the form of a talk, internet presentation, contribution to the collection, or booklet for the public. The Curator in Residence will be paid 1,000 euros per month for the duration of the residence, and a furnished apartment in the Lower Belvedere with a workstation will also be provided. The CIR will have access to the museum infrastructure, Research Center and Belvedere/21er Haus collections and will be able to count on the assistance of the staff members responsible for the relevant collections.


Summer Position Each summer two artists volunteer at Cow House Studios during our teen programme: Art on the Farm. These positions provide a fantastic opportunity to travel to Ireland, live on a working family farm, work with young people, and make work in a unique environment. Artists working in any visual art medium may apply, ie: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation. One position requires a strong knowledge of darkroom photography. It is crucial that our visiting artists are practicing artists. Candidates must be at least 21 years old, hardworking, resourceful, have a collaborative work ethic, and most importantly be eager to work with teens. Students studying at a college or university may apply. Visiting artists must commit to being in Ireland for all three sessions of Art on the Farm, ten weeks total.


Disjecta houses an expansive exhibition space for the presentation of visual and performing arts at the regional, national and international level that speaks to the region’s diverse interests, talents and identities.
The CIR program-the first of its kind in the region-provides an opportunity for emerging local and national curatorial talent to develop and expand the scope of their practice through a one-year residency. Curators actively engage with a broad range of artists to create a series of exhibitions in Disjecta’s dynamic 3,500-square-foot space.
Throughout the season (September 2014 through April 2015) the Curator-in-Residence will organize four to six exhibitions. The nature of Disjecta’s exhibition space and mission facilitate contemporary work that is installation-based, specific to the site or project-based-though these should not be considered limitations. Disjecta encourages artists and guest curators to challenge themselves and viewers, to take intelligent risks, and to expand definitions of disciplines.

Curatorial stipend between $5,000-$9,000 commensurate with experience. Please note, it is not a requirement that the curator reside in Portland, OR for the duration of the program, however travel will be a necessity and candidates must be able to demonstrate flexibility of schedule.


This is an open call for participating in the second edition of Spring Sessions at Hangar art production and research center based in Barcelona (Spain). The Spring Sessions are intensive and interdisciplinary meetings between artists and other professionals for developing a specific part of a larger research project.

The Spring Sessions provide the opportunity to an artist to invite a professional from another discipline to work together in the development of part of a larger research project within the framework of a one month residency in Hangar. One participant will be based in Barcelona and the other somewhere else. The person based elsewhere will be able to live in Hangar’s guest house during the development of the residency (one month).

As the first edition, Spring Sessions #2 takes place in the framework of the Hangar’s project Grid Spinoza and the European project Soft Control. Grid Spinoza explores the processes, methodologies and dynamics of artistic and scientific research, paying attention to spaces of confluence and ways of transferring knowledge from one field to the other. The project is based on an online platform that contains an open archive of articles and audiovisual interviews with artist and scientists. The project Soft Control is a platform where artists, scientists and other cultural operators open their laboratories and their research projects to a specialised and non-specialised audience. At the same time the project is a framework for artist and scientist constructively sharing knowledge and cultural models of critical thinking, activism and experimentation.

Description of the eligible projects
– General eligible criteria
Ongoing artistic, theoretical or applied research projects that include collaborative processes with other fields such as cultural studies, scientific research or technological development.
The part of the project to be developed in Hangar has to include the participation of a professional from another field, selected by the artist.

– Specific eligibility criteria for Sessions de Primavera #2
This year’s edition seeks to support projects that address the issue of transferability in the ACT (Art, Science and Technology) field.

We understand by transferability:

  • The applicability of a result, knowledge or methodology in other contexts.
  • Extension / transfer of the meaning of some concepts to other disciplines
  • The process by which a sector assimilates an aspect, property, an attribute of another process and it is partially or completely transformed.

Some terms related to transferability are: socialization, transmission, data, empathy, identification, protocol, community, hypertext or glossary, among others.
This call is addressed to those projects resulted from collaborations between artists and other profiles that carry out theoretical and / or practice research while contribute to the transfer of knowledge among heterogeneous areas.

Eligible applicants and modalities:
Artists of all ages and nationalities that are carrying out a research project and:

Option A: They are based in Barcelona and need to work during one month with someone from another discipline based in another city. This person will live in Hangar’s guest house during the development of the residency (one month).

Option B: They are based in a different city from Barcelona but need to work with a professional from another discipline based in this city. In this case, the artist will live in Hangar’s guest house during the development of the residency (one month).

The duration of the residency will be five weeks in 2014, one between February and April and four during the month of June.


  1. The application must be submitted filling in the online form.
  2. The collaboration between the artist and the professional from another field should be agreed before the submission of the application.
  3. Each artist and each professional from another field can apply with only one project.
  4. The artist or the professional from another field has to be based in Barcelona while the other has to be based somewhere else. The one based elsewhere will move to live in Hangar’s guest house during the development of the residency.
  5. The project developed at Hangar has to be in tune with the research field and/or stament of the applicants.
  6. Both the artist and the professional from another field will be considered beneficiaries of the open call.
  7. Hangar will contribute to the residency with (amounts are before taxes):
    • Artist fee: 2.500 euros.
    • Invited professional fee: 1.000 euros.
    • Accommodation for one person in Hangar: 350 euros .
    • Work space in Hangar: 150 euros.
    • Production costs: 500 euros.
    • Use of equipments.
    • Technical advise.
    • A mentor. Also the artist and the collaborator selected from this open call will participate in the workshop on interdisciplinary research lead by the mentor and Hangar which will be held in mid- June.
  8. Travel costs up to 450 euros.


“Koganecho Bazaar” is an art festival hosted by the Koganecho Area Management Center (KAMC), a non-profit organization that uses art to revitalize the Koganecho Urban Area at Yokohama City Naka Ward. Held every autumn since 2008, and using the city’s everyday spaces as a stage, the festival has invited and presented more than 140 groups of artists, curators, and architects from Japan and abroad. The festival examines current issues raised by contemporary art with an organizational plan that considers creation from concept to presentation as a consecutive process. In 2014, the festival will be expanded into an international art festival showcasing thirty new artworks by both local and international artists and groups. Koganecho Bazaar 2014 considers urban planning as a creative multicultural platform of collaborative art practices and perspectives.


The Space Program, a national program now in its twenty-second year, provides free studio spaces in Brooklyn, NY to visual artists. The seventeen studios are non-living spaces for the making of new works of art. The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation does not provide a stipend, equipment or organized programs.


The Doel Reed Center for the Arts outside Taos, NM invites applications for the position of Smelser Vallion Visiting Artist for a minimum of two weeks during June 2014. The visiting artist will be expected to undertake a project, in any medium, that is in some way influenced by and/or reflects the landscape and/or culture of the Southwest. The recipient will interact with students enrolled in Oklahoma State University’s Taos class “The Artist’s Sketchbook: Learning About Taos Through Drawing” (June 9-24). The recipient also will be expected to deliver a public talk and/or demonstration while in Taos and to visit Oklahoma State University to share his/her work and conduct a workshop. The honorarium is $5,000. The Center will provide the artist with housing in Taos for two weeks and cover the expenses associated with the recipient’s Stillwater stay. Named after the internationally acclaimed graphic artist, the Doel Reed Center offers programs characterized by multidisciplinary approaches to teaching, research, and outreach focusing on the Southwest. The Center provides an opportunity for students and lifelong learners to express their creativity and explore diverse topics while imbibing the unique cultural and historical milieu and the spectacular landscape of the Taos area, a region that has long been a mecca for the arts. Applicants should send via email a letter of application, a proposal, a curriculum vitae, and ten images of their work to Edward P. Walkiewicz, Director, Doel Reed Center for the Arts at:


The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work. However, the Art Department specifically aims to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking and social justice. Fostering creative and artistic excellence, the residency also plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus, providing an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty.

Residency Specifications:

  • Artists must not be currently enrolled in any academic program
  • Residency is from mid June to mid August 2014
  • Artists will receive a stipend up to $2000 for travel to and from the residency.
  • Lodging is provided in the college dorms, with access to a small kitchen.
  • Artist must agree to come back to the campus during the 2014/15 academic year to give a slide lecture.
  • Residents have access to college studio facilities- ceramics, woodshop, print studio, darkroom, mac lab and open use studio space.
  • Artists must devote 3 hours to Emmanuel’s summer art history course, Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, discussing their own process.
  • Emmanuel will host a closing exhibition for all resident artists to participate in and show the larger community the end result of your work.
  • Artists will donate one piece to Emmanuel College at the end of the residency.
  • Application is due Feb 1st, 2014

The Fine Arts Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to ten emerging artists and ten emerging writers each year from Oct.1 through April 30. Visual Arts Fellows are provided with a private, furnished apartment, a separate work studio of approximately 400 sq ft and a monthly stipend of $750.

The Fellowship is open to all emerging visual artists creating two-dimensional, three-dimension and time-based work. Applicants are judged on the quality of their work. The jury disqualifies applicants it deems to be already emerged. Tenure track professors in Fine Arts who are on sabbaticals are considered ineligible.

Collaborative teams may apply under one application and if selected they will only be awarded one Fellowship to share. Applicants who would like to apply as an individual artist as well as part of a collaborative team may do so if these two bodies of work are completely different and distinctive.

Artists must be in residence during their Fellowships. Absences may not exceed more than fourteen consecutive days or total more than thirty days during the seven-month Fellowship. Please consider any personal or professional commitments you have made or anticipate before applying. The Fine Arts Work Center welcomes family members and partners of Fellows during the Fellowship Term. There is one pet-friendly apartment available for a Visual Artist.


The Journal of Curatorial Studies seeks original research articles for a special thematic issue on how the affective turn has influenced curating and exhibitions. From immersive installations to phantasmagoric projections, intimate performance to site-based biennials and civic events, contemporary curating increasingly operates within the realms of affect. Curators configure atmospheres in a number of ways – to situate artworks, attract audiences and mediate social bonds. Curatorial labour also extends to mobilizing personal networks, where generating emotional climates produces forms of symbolic capital essential to underwriting curatorial production in often under-funded and precarious conditions.

Stemming from recent theorizations of the affective turn, this special issue will ask: What are the affective conditions of the curatorial? How is affect transmitted in exhibitions and curatorial projects? Beyond an exhibition’s representative and discursive significance, what are its affective registers? What energies feed the curatorial process? And, by extension, how does the tone of social networks pertain to the affective labour of curating?

Where museums, galleries, art world events, and artworks themselves function as contact zones where affect is transmitted, this special issue invites submissions that inquire into how curatorial affect shapes relations between feelings, intuitions, artworks, spaces, audiences, social networks, politics, ethics, and sensibilities. A range of contributions is sought, from exhibition case studies, curatorial memoires and auto-ethnographies, to speculations into the ethics of curatorial conduct governing the transmission of affect.

Potential Topics can include:

  • Affect theory as a mode of analysis for curatorial and exhibition studies
  • What feeling states govern the culture of current curatorial conditions (such as being affected, disaffected or unaffected)?
  • How might relational forms (such as social conviviality, love of art, or mutually respectful agonistic struggle) be considered as affective registers? How might other affects pertain in recent curatorial practice?
  • How do exhibitions configure affect as mood, atmosphere and intensity? How might such articulations produce new communities of feeling and sensibility?
  • The politics of affect in relation to curatorial attitude, habits, self-formation and style subcultures

February 1, 2014, CVs and abstracts due (250 words)
September 1, 2014 manuscripts due (5-6000 words)
Publication in issue (4)3 Fall 2015

Please send submissions and correspondence to:
Jennifer Fisher
Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Curatorial Studies
York University, Toronto

Helena Reckitt
Senior Lecturer in Curating
Art Department, Goldsmiths, University of London

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten is a renowned international residency program based in Amsterdam. We offer outstanding opportunities for talented artists from the Netherlands and abroad to develop their work at the highest level. Resident artists work in an individual studio surrounded by approximately 50 peers from all over the world and have ongoing dialogues with a group of prominent artists and (art) professionals connected to the Rijksakademie as advisors. Ideas can be developed in co-operation with a team of interdisciplinary technical specialists in well-equipped technical workshops. Furthermore there is a theory workshop offering a specialized art library, (historical) collections as well as a program with seminars and discussions related to topics arising from the artist community.

Every year, about 25 studios become available. The residency lasts one year and can be extended to two.

The Grants to Culturally Diverse Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts program assists culturally diverse curators at their chosen host organization to develop their curatorial practice. The purpose of this program is to expand the national pool of curatorial professionals who are of African, Asian, Latin American or Middle Eastern origin, and to advance knowledge in Canadian contemporary arts. The curatorial resident and the host organization must apply jointly.


Together Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the US National Park Service are seeking three visual artists – one from Canada, one from the United States and one regional (Yukon or Alaska) – to participate in a cross-border creative journey. The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program invites artists to hike the famous Chilkoot Trail, passing through Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park (Alaska) and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site (northern British Columbia). Entering its fourth consecutive year, this one-of-a-kind program is a unique opportunity for artists to practice and promote their work in a spectacular setting!

Some details about the program:
each artist will individually spend a two week period (between late June and early August) hiking the historic trail once traversed by Tlingit First Nation traders and Klondike Gold Rush Stampeders, spending one to three days at each campsite
selected artists are expected to interact with hikers, make art and engage with site’s natural and historic heritage
each artist must provide and carry all of their backpacking gear, food and art supplies for the journey; artists should be accompanied by a friend or family member as support during their trek
during and following the residencies, artists will present public outreach programs through artist talks, workshops and/or demonstrations
a $1000 CAD honorarium will be provided by the Yukon Arts Centre, as well as up to $400 USD for travel expenses from Alaska Geographic and $100 USD for art supplies from Skagway Arts Council


Creative Capital helps artists realize specific projects while building their capacity to sustain their careers for the long-term. In each of our funding years, Creative Capital will support approximately 46 projects at initial levels of $10,000 each. Including follow-up monetary support, a project may receive as much as $50,000 in direct financial support during the life cycle of the award.
To be eligible to apply for Creative Capital, an artist must be:
A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
At least 25 years old
A working artist with at least five years professional experience
Not a full-time student


Applications are now being welcomed for the second Jon Schueler Scholarship, Visual Artist in Residence, an exciting international residency opportunity to take place in Skye in the summer/autumn of 2014. In a unique international partnership between Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language, Culture and the Arts (Scotland) and the Jon Schueler Charitable Trust, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to come and research, develop and produce work for 3 months in the dedicated artist’s studio in a spectacular setting overlooking The Sound of Sleat, the place which so inspired Schueler as an artist.

The Scholarship is open to international artists (including Scottish and UK) working to the highest level of contemporary professional practice in a visual medium and with a particular interest in landscape and the environment.

The aims of the residency are 1. to provide a visual artist working to the highest level of contemporary practice a period of research, development and production in a unique environment 2. to promote Skye, The Gaeltachd and Scotland as an exciting, distinct and inspiring place to work for a contemporary artist, and to promote the exchange of ideas.

The Scholarship will enable a visual artist to come and work in and from the large Visual Arts Studio, based within the FÀS Centre for the Creative and Cultural Industries, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, in a rich and multi-disciplinary arts environment. The Stiùidio Ealain is a custom-built working Visual Artist studio. Perched high over the rocky shoreline and looking out over the Sound of Sleat and Knoydart.

The Artist will receive:

  • a residency fee of £8,000 for the 12 week period
  • an allowance of £500 for materials
  • provision of an artist’s studio with ICT support
  • reasonable travel costs of a single return trip to undertake the residency in Skye (12 weeks) met in full as part of the scholarship
  • accommodation on campus


221A is an artist-run centre located in Vancouver, Canada with a mandate to explore design within contemporary art. Projects are presented in the form of exhibitions, talks, publications and special projects that address design in its widest sense, which may encompass graphics, objects, architecture, or, more broadly, social codes and conventions.

221A is seeking proposals from practicing artists, designers, architects, academics and/or curators, including curatorial collectives, for the 2014-15 Curatorial Residency Program. Started in 2010, the Curatorial Residencies program was implemented to diversify our curatorial approach to our mandate. Residents take on the critical function of working both inside and outside of the organization, offering their experience and ideas towards the continued development of the organization.

Selected residents will be expected to work with the Executive Director to conduct research and develop a curatorial project plan over the course of 2014, and to execute the project during 2015. Curatorial residents are expected to develop a work plan that reflects their individual practice, while meeting research and presentation deliverables established by the organization. Projects may include exhibitions, performances, publications, talks or special projects. Proposals must discuss a viewpoint, theory or approach that the project hopes to foster in relation to the organization’s mandate. Additionally, selected curatorial residents are expected to participate in the Curatorial Committee, meeting monthly, to offer feedback to other curatorial residents and the overall program. The committee offers a space for reflection on the wider program at 221A and a connection between curatorial residents, staff and community.

Applicants must submit a digital proposal to with the following:

  • a one-page project proposal, describing the curatorial argument and its relationship to the mandate of the organization;
  • a current CV of each of the key contributors (maximum 2 pages each);
  • related images/texts as required and a corresponding list indicating the title/description, artist(s) and year of each image/text (pdf or jpegs, max. 15 images, or up to 10 min. of audio or video). For larger format images or videos that cannot be transferred by email please include instructions for access.

Proposals should demonstrate the project’s overall intention and background and are only expected to include pertinent details. Applicants who intend on proposing self-curated projects must describe the reasoning behind this approach. Further research and development of the project is expected upon selection and acceptance.

221A is a non-profit organization funded through a mixture of self-generated income, private donations and public funding. Curatorial Residents will be expected to produce a project with a budget of $5,000-$10,000 CDN. The budget allocation will be dependent on the organization’s overall funding conditions and the scope of the project. Curatorial residents are paid a minimum curatorial fee of $2,000 out of the total budget and all projects must pay professional fees to participants at above CARFAC’s minimum fee schedule.


This summer one ArtTable mentored intern will work with the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Special Projects Coordinator Juliana Cope on public realm resident support and commission in addition to assisting Programs and Exhibitions Director Kari Conte with exhibition and public programs research and development.

Applicants must be:
female students enrolled in a graduate program
from a cultural/ethnic background underrepresented in the field
seeking career opportunities in the visual arts professions
a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status

MIT students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to apply for Council for the Arts Grants to support arts projects in all disciplines. Awards range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The Grants Committee supports projects that offer MIT community members opportunities to create, participate in, and learn about the arts.


Professional dancers and choreographers of all styles who wish to collaborate with other artists from around the world are encouraged to apply. It is recommended that applicants do not come with specific projects in mind, but that they are open to working with others on jointly conceived projects. All applicants must have a genuine openness to collaborating with artists of different dance backgrounds. Awarded fellows must commit to staying for the entire residency and receive full room and board during his or her stay at Omi. Please note that Dance Omi is unable to provide travel funds.


The mission of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program is to support and enhance the creativity of artists by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural beauty, and to preserve the land on which the Program is situated. The Djerassi Resident Artists Program is internationally recognized as one of the eminent artist residency programs. We strive to provide the best possible residency experience for artists of superior talent from a diverse range of backgrounds and geographical locations. As stewards of a unique and beautiful property, we also seek to preserve the land and use our facilities wisely and efficiently for maximum benefit to the artists and with the least impact on the environment.


The program is open to artists at any stage of their career, working in visual arts, photography, film & video, media arts. The purpose of the project is to give hospitality to Italian and international artists for a short/medium period and offer them accommodation and relations aimed to develop artistic researches both practical and theoretical. The residency is conceived as a meeting and work place where share ideas and experiences. The artists in residence will be asked to work on a project proposal which will be produced during their staying and to share it with The Blank.  The project proposal will be presented at the conclusion of the residency during the Open Studio day. At the beginning of the residency artists will introduce themselves to the community with an informal presentation of their previous activities and works. The residency period concludes with an Open Studios day and the presentation of the project proposal developed during their staying. We are particularly interested in artists engaging the local community and/or working with the socio-cultural characteristics of the city. A maximum of 2 artists will be selected among the applicants who will share accommodation, studio, kitchen and bathroom.
Paid by Host: Artist’s fee of  400 €, accommodation (bedroom and fully furnished kitchen), studio space and internet wifi
Paid by Artist: Residents are responsible for their travel, working materials, food and personal expenses during the residency.
Duration: 5 weeks, from April 7 to May 18 2014
The residency is intended as professional development opportunities for contemporary artists.
Project proposals and letter of motivation (included in the application form) are the basis for all selections.


Unlike the traditional journal article format, JAR offers its contributors a free-to-use online writing space where text can be woven together with image, audio and video material. This new approach displays research practice in a manner that respects artists’ modes of presentation and incorporates web-enabled possibilities for collaboration, debate and discussion. The result is a journal that promotes experimental approaches to ‘writing up’ and provides a unique ‘reading’ experience, while carefully fulfilling the expectations of a peer-reviewed academic journal. We embrace research practices across and between disciplines, from artists worldwide, with or without academic affiliation.

JAR uses the Research Catalogue, an innovative repository for the documentation of artistic research. To submit an article, contributors are required to register for an account and use the writing space to layout and expose their research. JAR provides editorial guidance and technical help with these processes. Interested contributors should first contact the journal to discuss the suitability of their material.



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