Calling designers, animators, and otherwise digitally savvy people in the Southeast for Atlanta’s first animated GIF art show. Hosted at Mammal Gallery this summer, the show aims to explore the quirky and endlessly surprising nature of GIFs. From reactions to looping animations to cinemagraphs, GIFs are often used as shorthand in online communication—our goal is to highlight them as works of art. Rules: No theme, no submission limit. They must be created by you or you must have the right to submit them (submitting for a friend, etc). All GIFs must be submitted as a link via email by Wednesday, July 2. Those chosen to participate will be notified by July 28. Please send all submissions to SUBMIT@MAMMALGALLERY.COM.
Deadline: July 2
Boston Center for the Arts
The BCA’s Artist Residency Program provides a platform and support for the development of new work, while simultaneously offering artists unique opportunities to connect and collaborate with our community. Artists-in-residence each receive studio and funding support during their 15-week stay at the BCA. Head here to apply!
Deadline: July 7
Location: New Orleans
Press Street’s Antenna Gallery is pleased to announce the Call for Artists for the 2nd Annual True Colors LGBTQ Art Exhibition. The exhibition will take place August 9 through September 6, 2014. True Colors is inspired by Cyndi Lauper’s performance of the song by the same name as lady liberty wrapped in the Pride flag. True Colors is meant to be a platform for continued dialogue between LGBTQ people and their straight allies. This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races, and abilities coming together in a wide range of media. True Colors seeks to illuminate the diversity and talent within LGBTQ artist and allied communities. Please head here for more information about submissions.
Deadline: July 7
Loaction: Queens, NY
On November 9, 2013, the Queens Museum completed an expansion doubling its size. This expansion included new artist studios in the Queens Museum’s north wing. All artists are invited to apply for a subsidized studio at the museum, available for one year, with a possible extension for a second year. The Queens Museum Studio Program is one part of a suite of artists’ services funded by the Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund that also includes on- and offsite workshops and professional development for emerging artists across New York City. Click here for more information.
Deadline: July 7
Contraband Cinema invites artists to create work inspired by The Visitor, a supernatural sci-fi thriller based in and filmed on location in Atlanta in 1979. Art will be on display Friday, July 11, at Eyedrum. On Saturday, July 12, there will be a special screening of The Visitor in the same space with special guests in attendance. We are inviting all Atlanta artists to participate in this one of a kind art exhibition that will feature new and original pieces based on or inspired by the film. The Visitor is overflowing with memorable scenes and surreal images that could be captured in any medium. Head here for more information.
Deadline: July 7
The Creatives Project
The Creatives Project (TCP) is now accepting applications for subsidized artist housing through its Artist-in-Residency program, the Creative Community Housing Project (CCHP). A partnership with Atlanta real-estate investment firm Pohl Real Estate and TCP patrons Edward and Liv Nyankori, expands the residency to include two properties located in the historic west Atlanta neighborhood of Adair Park. This summer, two artists will be selected to receive subsidized housing beginning in the fall. The residency will allow each artist an extremely affordable live/work environment while engaging their creative skills for the greater good. In exchange, each recipient will complete four hours per week of arts-based youth outreach through TCP’s Community Arts Program (CAP). While in the program, residents will also receive promotional support, exhibition opportunities and professional development. Please head here for information on how to apply.
Deadline: July 12
BURNAWAY / Pelican Bomb
Location: Atlanta / New Orleans
BURNAWAY and Pelican Bomb are now accepting applications to their inaugural critic-in-residence program. With seed funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the organizations will select three applicants to participate in individual two-week, dual-city residencies taking place between September 2014 and June 2015. While in residence, the selected applicants maintain a schedule of artist studio visits; gallery, museum, and private collection tours; and some arranged dinners and meetings. The applicants are expected to conduct one public lecture, lead one student writers workshop, and participate in one peer-to-peer convening in each city. The residency is free to selected applicants and includes round-trip airfare to and from New Orleans and Atlanta, accommodations, ground transportation, some meals, and a $2,500 stipend. Although some time will be reserved for personal work, exploration, and reflection, this residency is intended for writers/critics who prioritize connection, discussion, and community engagement. Click here for more information.
Deadline: July 15
Women Painting Women + Principle Gallery: Charleston
Location: Charleston SC
Call for artists: Five years ago, a blog entitled Women Painting Women was created that changed the way the world sees what women make and how they portray themselves in paint. The concept came out of an online discussion detailing how contemporary women artists handle the female figure as a subject. Inspired by these discussions but failing to find a comprehensive online resource cataloging the work of such artists, the site was started as a way of highlighting underrepresented female artists actively portraying female subjects in the figurative tradition. Since then, Women Painting Women has featured, on the blog, the work of more than 340 figurative painters from around the world and has helped to organize eight exhibitions in galleries in the US and UK. These efforts continues this year as Principle Gallery in Charleston, SC hosts the 5th Anniversary International Women Painting Women Juried Exhibition. For more information and submission requirements head here!
Deadline: July 18
Loose Change Writer in Residence
WonderRoot’s Loose Change Writer in Residence program supports talented, self-directed, emerging/midcareer literary writers in realizing their goals and visions. While a large portion of the program is dedicated to enabling writers of all literary genres to strengthen their individual practices, resident writers will also serve as a source of inspiration and guidance for novice writers who create and learn at the WonderRoot Community Arts Center. WonderRoot will host two Loose Change Writers in Residence in the program’s inaugural year. Applicants should be practicing, published writers, as well as capable teachers who have experience working with writers of all levels in their field of expertise. Applicants should have a specific writing project that they would work on during their residency, as well as an interest in helping others become better writers. Please head here for more information.
Deadline: July 31
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following mediums: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and studio. Head here for more information on how to apply.
Deadline: August 1
Please leave a comment below if you know of more grant opportunities, calls for proposals, or residencies. Look for BURNAWAY‘s Call for Artists listings at the beginning of every month.
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