Straight-Laced Artist Opportunities

The image above depicts a past Governor of Massachusetts. Do clothes make the man or does the man make the clothes? You decide. ArtSake just adores this painting and the artist’s delicate handling of the lace collar. Now onto the opportunities…

For Performing Artists/Presenters: The Maine Arts Commission, NEFA, and the Atlantic Presenters Association are hosting Over The Edge, a free conference to improve opportunities for touring artists and presenting organizations at the the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono, Maine. August 4-6, 2010.

The Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film: Supports the completion of original documentaries that explore the Jewish experience in all its complexity. The online application for 2010 is now live.
Deadline: July 27, 2010

A Trifecta of Web Art Opportunities: transmediale in collaboration with Mozilla have recently announced the creation of the Open Web Award 2011 a special third platform for creative excellence alongside the transmediale Award 2011 and the Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2011.

  1. The Open Web Award is a new platform for radical, creative and innovative art works and projects that: are on the web and about the web, use open and free technology, and incite participation and/or collaboration. Proposals may be critical, celebratory or both. Projects should have the potential to demonstrate and/or objectively critique the potential of open web issues, and those employing the creative use of HTML5 and other developing ‘open’ technologies will be given specific consideration. The point is to play with both the idea and materiality of the (open) web in ways that spark new thinking and practice.
    Deadline: July 31, 2010 
  2. The transmediale Award 2011 seeks original, innovative and visionary art works across a wide scope of form, process and practice. Works that embrace, question and enrich our understanding of and relationship to our globally complex, media immersed and technologically diverse society, and are exemplary of a high standard of critical digital practice are encouraged.
    Deadline: July 31, 2010 
  3. The Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2011 seeks innovative media theory and exemplary research into digital culture exploring current and pending positions in digital art, media culture and networked society. Echoing media philosopher and cultural nomad Vilém Flusser’s unique investigative, cross-disciplinary and analytic approach, the Award is also open to outstanding and significant work which may be produced outside the bounds of traditional academia. Entries may include publications, positions, and projects from a broad range of theoretical, artistic, critical or design-based research that seek to establish and define new forms of exchange, vocabularies and cultural dialogue.
    Deadline: July 31, 2010

Grants for Visual Artists: The Artist’s Resource Trust Fund provides grants for professional New England visual artists in painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography or mixed media who have a financial need. Awards range from $1,500 to $10,000 and may be applied toward any expense that may enhance the artist’s ability to create his/her work.
Deadline: August 1, 2010

Residency for Poets/Literary Scholars: The Amy Clampitt Residency Program award consists of the use of the Amy Clampitt House free and clear for a six-month or twelve-month period beginning February 1, 2011 and ending January 27, 2012.
Deadline: August 1, 2010

Non-Fiction TV Show: ITVS Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video.
Deadline: August 8, 2010

Call for Short Plays: Culture*Park announces a call for entries for the 9th Annual Short Plays Marathon, scheduled for Saturday, November 20, 2010, in downtown New Bedford, MA. Plays should be 15 pages/minutes or fewer in length. One play submission per playwright is accepted. Contact, or call 774-202-0588.
Deadline: October 1, 2010

Image credit: Photograph by ArtSake. The painting above is one of many former governors on display at the Massachusetts State House.

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