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Helsinki International Curatorial Programme

DEADLINE – 1 November, 2011

Helsinki International Curatorial Programme organised by HIAP – Helsinki International Artist-in-residence Programme and FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange currently offers curatorial residencies in Helsinki for international visual arts curators

The aim of the programme is to provide curators with an opportunity to carry out research on Finnish fine art, to build contacts with Finnish art practitioners and cultural organisations and to develop international curatorial projects involving Finnish participants.

The programme is open to curators worldwide with professional experience in organising visual arts projects.

Curatorial residencies include the cost of travel to and from Helsinki with a grant for living expenses, studio accommodation, residency services and administrative support. Practical assistance for the participant’s curatorial project are provided by HIAP and FRAME. A small public event (e.g. workshop, lecture, open meeting) will also be organised during the residency. The curator will have access to an extensive collection of Finnish artist portfolios at the FRAME office.

The length of the curatorial residency is usually one calendar month.


Applications are accepted throughout the year. The jury reviewing the applications meets at least twice a year. Applications should be sent by November 1st or May 1st to qualify for review at the following meeting.

Applications should include presentation materials of the applicant’s previous projects, a curriculum vitae, a working plan for the residency period and a proposal for a public event to be organised during the residency.

Applications should be submitted by post. Please note that all electronic material should be compatible with Mac computers and readable by common office software. Application materials are not returned.

Send your application to:

HICP Curatorial Residencies
HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme
Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1 C 97
FIN-00180 Helsinki


Deadline – 10 November, 2011

An artist led, visual and media arts organisation with an international artist residency, commissions, training and research programme. Their programme seeks to address themes of identity and cultural understanding and they engage with artists to produce work that challenges and presents social issues within new contexts.

The residencies are open to regional, national and international artists working in the field of visual and media art with a particular interest (but not limited to) the use of technologies and digital media in the creation of artworks.

Disciplines: Media Art

Language: English


Artist talk

Duration: minimum 3 weeks

Paid by host:

Artists are offered a self-contained city centre studio space, a fee of £1500 (to include
travel and accommodation costs) and access to ISIS equipment and technical support.

Application Guidelines and Criteria:

Selection criteria:

  • Artists that share ISIS’ interest in working in social and political contexts.

  • Experience of using digital media and technologies in the creation of art works.

  • The ability to research, interpret and present ideas.

  • Experience of working on fixed term residencies with deadlines.

  • A professional practice, undergraduate students not eligible.

To apply please include:

  • Residency description – Outline your idea(s) for research, what you plan to achieve and how you plan to deliver this (maximum 1x A4 sheets)

  • Short statement about why you want to work with ISIS Arts and how the residency would further your practice.

  • Artist Statement and current CV

  • Supporting material/documentation of previous work – can be CD, DVD, jpegs, web links – please include an SAE with adequate postage for return of materials.

  • List of preferred dates for residency (between January and April 2012).


UNESCO/Aschberg bursaries for Artists Programme

DEADLINE – 14 November, 2011

  • Three bursaries to be awarded, in visual arts, creative writing (in any language) and music composition, for artists between the ages of 25 and 35, born and living in Africa, Asia, Russia, the former Soviet Republics, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and/or the Pacific Islands.  There is no application fee.  The deadline for submissions is 14 November 2011.

We are accepting applications submitted, for both UNESCO/Aschberg and our Open Selection Process, electronically through  Do not send applications or digital files directly to the Instituto Sacatar. However, if you live in a country where internet service is not capable of managing large digital files, you may send the required materials through regular postal service.  If this is your situation, please request specific instructions for submissions at

All applications for the UNESCO/Aschberg bursaries—electronic and hard copy—must be received by the Sacatar Foundation in the United States on or before the stated deadline, 14 November 2011.

All applications for our unrestricted Sacatar Open Selection Process—electronic and hard copy—must be received in Brazil by the stated deadline, 16 January 2012.

We are accepting applications through an electronic portal called ArtsApp.  You may register at for free. You may then compose your application through repeated visits to the site. You will only pay an application fee, if any, when your application is complete and you click on UPLOAD. UNESCO/Aschberg applicants pay no application fee.

To register to submit an application to Sacatar electronically:

  1. Go to

  2. In the upper right corner, click on REGISTER.

  3. Fill out the registration form.

  4. After you complete the form, click on REGISTER and a new screen will appear.  In the upper right hand corner, click on MY DASHBOARD. A list of Sacatar programs will appear.

  5. Click on the Sacatar program(s) that interests you.

  6. Choose the discipline that most closely describes your creative output.

  7. Click on MORE to see the requirements for application.

  8. Click on the green plus sign (+) to the right of the chosen discipline to fill out the Application Form.

  9. Go to MY APPLICATIONS to fill out the application form and to upload your material.

  10. For the Open Selection Process, click on MY CREDITS to pay the US$35 application fee. UNESCO/Aschberg bursary candidates upload their applications without paying an application fee.

NOTE: You do not need to fill out the application form or upload your application materials at the time you select the discipline that best describes your creative output.  You can fill out the application form and upload the required materials at a later date by logging in again at, clicking on MY APPLICATIONS  and then clicking on EDIT.

The city of curiosities 2011-2012

Marseille (France)

DEADLINE – 15 November, 2011

“The city of curiosities” is an artistic residency initiated by the Foundation of the Logirem Company with the support of its partners. The residency aims to the creation of a permanent artwork within the area of La Bricarde in Marseille, in relation with the inhabitants. As part of Marseille 2013 European cultural capital’s programme, the residency is of a particular significance. This is the third edition of the artistic residency project in La Bricarde. In 2008/2009, the selected artist was Yazid Oulab and in 2010/2011, Jean-Marc Munerelle.

Logirem is an anonymous society of social housing located in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region. With more than 20 000 housings, 400 employees and a turnover of 120 000 millions of Euros, this company is a major economical actor in the building trade and services’ domain. Its foundation supports the development of projects on the territories where it is implanted, mostly in the cultural realm.

The city of curiosities project is a Euro-Mediterranean atelier of Marseille Provence 2013. It is supported by all the institutions and local authorities: The Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône, the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the city of Marseille, the Regional Direction for Contemporary Art Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur/Ministry of Cultureand the Regional Fund for Contemporary art of the Bouches-du-Rhône Department. All of them are members of the panel jury that will select the artist.

The delegated production of the project is held by Sextant et plus (, a non profit organisation that produces and promotes contemporary art exhibitions and projects. Sextant et plus is located at La Friche La Belle de mai in Marseille. The organisation also has an office in La Bricarde.

This call for residency is addressed to an artist for a 6 months creation’s residency from March to September 2012 in La Bricarde, 15th area of Marseille.

Aims of the residency:

The goal of the residency is the creation and the insertion of a permanent artwork within the area of La Bricarde, entitled “City of curiosities”. This context responsive piece will be the visible achievement of the residency’s process, the reflections led about the territory and the links weaved with the inhabitants and a group of Logirem’s employees. These actions intent to raise the awareness of the inhabitants about contemporary art, improve the local artistic life and engage Logirem’s collaborators into a sensitive and collaborative approach of contemporary art. The artist will be encouraged to immerse within the area and to weave links with the inhabitants.  He or she will be asked to create a permanent artwork for the exterior spaces of the site that offers a unique panorama on Marseille’ industrial harbour.

The artist will be accompanied by the organisation Sextant et plus and the Logirem Foundation and provided with a working space in La Bricarde. S/he will be involved in an education programme specifically designed by Sextant et plus with the educative, cultural and social workers of the territory. This education programme will take place in local schools and in the education space of Sextant et plus in La Bricarde : The curiosities gallery.

General Conditions :

  • The artist will receive a 9000 € fee for the whole residency project. He will have a personal working space of about 25m2 and a production budget around 25 000 Euros maximum.

  • The artist agrees on being present during the 6 months of his/her residency. S/he agrees on being fully available for this ambitious project during which s/he will take part in education actions conceived together with Sextant et plus.

  • The artist agrees on producing and delivering his/her work within the deadlines of the residency.

  • S/he agrees on giving up his/her copyrights for the work s/he will create and accepts that it might be reproduced on PR documents.

The residency does not include accommodation nor transport that will be payable by the artist. For international artists, notions of French will be appreciated.

Selection process:

The selection process of the artist in residency 2012 will unfold in 3 steps:

1) To apply, please send a portfolio and a CV before the 15th of November 2011, at the following address: On this basis, about 15 candidates will be shortlisted by the members of the jury according to their experience and their ability to develop a permanent artwork within the public space and develop links with La Bricarde’s inhabitants.

2) A detailed folder gathering information about the territory and the residency will be sent to the shortlisted applicants. They will be asked to send a statement in French that will give an idea of the project they intend to achieve during the residency.

3) On the basis of these statements, a panel jury gathering all the partners of the project will interview 3 or 4 applicants in order to chose the artist in residency 2012. The applicants who reach this step but who are not selected will be refunded for their travel expenses.

For any information, please contact:

Sextant et plus
Bérénice Saliou
Residencies Manager
+33 4 95 04 95 94



Visual arts residency program

DEADLINE – 15 November, 2011

Call for Applications 2012


Est-Nord-Est is an artist-run centre which off_ers, through its residency program, technical support and a critical context to artists engaged in the process of research / creation. Three residencies are o_ffered per year, in the spring, summer and fall. Up to four artists and a curator or a writer may participate in each residence, eight weeks for the artists, four weeks for the curator or the writer.

Est-Nord-Est today welcomes artists from all over the world involved in all disciplines and practices associated with current visual art.


Artists receive a 1100$ stipend and free lodging for the eight-week period of the residence. They also have access to an individual studio space, a woodwork shop, various tools, mainly for wood – but also metal and stone, technical and logistical support, certain electronic equipment… and a bicycle.


The artists and the curator or the writer share a collective house next door to the Est-Nord-Est studios. It has five bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, two bathrooms and a laundry room.


Your application must include:


- A resume (maximum two pages, Word (.doc / .rtf ) or PDF format);

- An artist statement (maximum one page, Word (.doc / .rtf ) or PDF format);

- A letter of intention explaining the residency project you wish to undertake (maximum one page, Word (.doc / .rtf ) ou PDF format);

- A visual portfolio (maximum 20 images, .ti_ ou .jpg formats and /or video on DVD/CD-ROM);

- A self-adressed stamped-envelope for the return of your documents (canadian stamps or a minimum of 6 international coupons);

- The completed application form.


Applications may be sent by mail or by e-mail (max 7 MO) to postal/e-mail address below.




Est-Nord-Est, résidence d’artistes

335, avenue de Gaspé Ouest, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli G0R 3G0 Québec Canada

tel: 418-598-6363





Yota Space Festival 2012

DEADLINE – 1 December, 2011

An international competition in digital and multimedia art. Yota Space is an international festival in Saint Petersburg dedicated to digital culture and digital art. From the very first year Yota Space attracted the international new media community. Yota Space festival is a space for future, a captivating creative environment, and a platform for experience exchange.

With this call, Yota Space invites residents of any country in the world: artists, programmers, graphic designers, 3D-graphic artists, architects, students and professionals from all related fields. The winning projects will be presented at Yota Space, which will be held in St Petersburg in Spring 2012.

Yota Space is the best opportunity to show your work to international creative community.

Yota Space is Calling for Digital and Multimedia Artworks

The goal of this contest is to identify the most interesting works, which are consistent with the Festival’s topics, in the field of interactive technologies and design for their subsequent public demonstration within the framework of the Festival.

Eligible entries must be related to:

  • Interactive installations / interactive art;

  • Generative art;

  • 3D mapping;

  • Interactive applications and games;

  • Screening programs;

  • Light graffiti;

  • Light, kinetic, immersive sculptures, objects and installations;

  • New media-based performances.

Very Important: The jury will consider only existing works, Yota Space does not finance the production of new projects. Works that imply a static demonstration of the form (photographs, paintings, sculptures etc.) with the exception of 3D-mapping and screening programs projects sent for the contest are required to use interactive technologies and/or special software.

Present Your Work on Yota Space 2012

Yota Space festival producers grant the winners:

  • the opportunity to present their work at Yota Space;

  • implementation of the technical rider, flights and transfers to non-resident and foreign participants;

  • visa support and accommodation during the set up and opening of the festival.

Important to Know

  • With this call for submissions, Yota Space invites residents of any country in the world.

  • If you send more than one project, you need to register each work separately.

  • You need to make sure you are able to provide high resolution images and video. Transmitting and publication of your work will also require high-quality pictures and HD-video (1920 x 1080) or non-compressed files (.mov, .avi etc.). Yota Space does not pay for the cost of conversion. Before placing your work please ensure that your master copies have no problems with video and sound.

  • Groups of authors are welcome, but you only need to give contact details of one group member, during registration.

How to Submit to Yota Space Festival 2012?

Apply online, through Yota Space official website:

PACT Zollverein

DEADLINE – December 12, 2011

The Residency Programme is open to professional artists from home and abroad who work in the areas of dance, performance, media arts or music. The recipients are offered a work space and local accommodation, and according to individual need, they can take advantage of various kinds of production support, such as dramaturgy, technical assistance, project management as well as press and publicity.

Thanks to the support of the Ministry for Families, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, residency recipients are able to receive a grant to cover their living expenses and travel costs.

Residences are awarded twice a year by an international jury.


The closing date for applications for the residency period August to December 2012,
is the 12th of December 2011 (post-marked).


A residency can incorporate the following:

  • Studio space (from 63 to 173 sq.m.)

  • Local accommodation (maximum 6 people)

  • Weekly grant allowance for all of the residency project participants (maximum group of 6 people)

  • Travel costs covering one journey only per participant to and from PACT Zollverein (subject to prior agreement)

  • Technical equipment (by arrangement and subject to availability)

  • Stage rehearsals with professional technical supervision and support (by arrangement and subject to availability)

  • Daily professional open class

  • Professional advice in: project funding, project management, press and public relations

A residency project will not necessarily have a public showing.

Applications must include:

  • the completed application form

  • a short letter of motivation

  • a project description

  • a 10 line summary of your project description

  • curriculum vitae for everyone involved in the project

  • 1 DVD/CD-ROM of your own work

(Please do not send the material via registered mail or by e-mail!)
All complete applications submitted by this date will be considered and replied to in writing.

Please note that it is unfortunately not possible to return your application material to you.

More Information

PACT Zollverein
Katharina Charpey
Bullmannaue 20a
D-45327 Essen
Fon +49 (0)201.289 47 12
Fax +49 (0)201.289 47 01



Standard Residency Programme by HIAP

DEADLINE – December 31, 2011

Provides the visitor with accommodation and studio-space free of charge for the duration of 1–3 months. HIAP Studios are located in Cable Factory and on the Island of Suomenlinna, both in Helsinki, Finland. Please note that standard residency includes only accommodation and services. Standard residency does not include grant nor travel expenses. Support for travel and living expenses, materials, can be obtained by the artists themselves from appropriate sources with administrative support from HIAP.


Applications are received throughout the year and are processed within a flexible timeframe. Please note that there are no application forms or application deadlines for the Standard Residency Programme.

HIAP welcomes artists with a wide range of backgrounds and diverse practices. The selection is based on artistic merit and there are neither limitations nor preferences in factors such as country of origin, age, media, etc.

The main criteria for the selection are the originality and quality of the artistic practice. HIAP seeks artists whose work is unique, demonstrates clear ideas and a fresh artistic approach, and is relevant to both contemporary art and society.

In addition, there are several guidelines the HIAP Jury will take into account when assessing any proposal:

- Applicants should be reasonably fluent in English (spoken and written).

- Applicants should normally have at least 2–3 years of proven professional practice or have completed a university level degree in a relevant field of study.

- Applicants should be prepared to produce new work during the residency, or have a clearly formulated working plan and schedule for the residency period.

- The ability to present one’s artistic practice to other arts professionals and audiences in Helsinki and to participate in small-scale public events (such as exhibitions and presentations) is normally considered to be an advantage.

- Though not specifically required, a plan to organise short courses, workshops or other educational events will be considered an advantage.

Applications should include all the following information and material:

- Curriculum Vitae

- Project Proposal

- Portfolio or extensive samples of previous work

- Full personal and contact information, including email-address

All project proposals and applications of a professional standard submitted for a residency period at HIAP are appropriately considered.

It is advised that in order to speed up the processing of the applications, all the material included with the application should be presented as both print-outs on paper and as digital files. Video and sound files should be included as digital files only. Please make sure that all digital material is Macintosh compatible.

Please note that due to the amount of materials received HIAP is not always able to contact applicants to address individual inquiries regarding submitted proposals or to comment further upon the selection process. HIAP will usually make contact only when an opportunity for an invitation arises. HIAP is unable to return or archive any unsolicited material.

Send your application to:

Standard Residencies
HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme
Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1 C 97
FIN – 00180 Helsinki, FINLAND


Kunstwerk Carlshütte

DEADLINE – 31 January, 2012

A non-profit initiative of the ACO Group, and the towns of Büdelsdorf and Rendsburg, organises the NordArt, an annual international exhibition of visual arts from June to the beginning of October.

The art exhibited at NordArt is selected by a jury and features all visual art media. The exhibition in summer 2011 displayed the work of 250 artists from 55 countries, selected from 1200 applications from 72 countries.

Each year one artist is awarded the NordArt-Prize, worth €10,000, with the aim to support the art and culture scene.

NordArt 2012 Will Exhibit Visual Artworks in Any Media

Kunstwerk Carlshütte is calling for visual artworks in any media, from the international artist community, for inclusion in the annual NordArt exhibition.

Your submission should include:

  1. Application form (available through the official website)

  2. Artist’s CV (short version)

  3. List of important exhibitions

  4. Photos of approx. 10 artworks per field which could be shown at NordArt 2012

Exhibition + NordArt-Prize (€10,000) + Public Choice Award

Selected works will be presented on NordArt 2012 exhibition, open from 2 June until 7 October, 2012. A catalogue in German/English, is also produced for the exhibition with one page per artist.

Each year one artist is awarded the NordArt-Prize, worth 10,000 Euro, with the aim to support the art and culture scene. The awardee will be announced during „The Long Night of the Lights” in September and is invited to participate again in the following NordArt. The award ceremony will then take place at the opening of the following NordArt.

The visitors of the NordArt can vote for their favourite artist. The Public Choice Award will be awarded during ‚The Long Night of the Lights‘ in September. The 1st Award is worth 1000 Euros. The three winners are invited to participate again in next years NordArt.

For Your Consideration

  • All of the delivered works will be insured subject to the general insurance conditions from the time of delivery to the time of collection.

  • Transport costs are covered by the artist, but Kunstwerk Carlshütte will be happy to help organise shared transport arrangements.

  • The jury will send out its decision in writing (by email or by post) by the beginning of March 2012.

How to Submit to NordArt 2012?

Send your applications by 31 January 2012 at the latest (postmark) to the NordArt office at the following address:

Wolfgang Gramm,

26 Kanalblick 24814 Sehestedt,


MARTS, 2011

17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil
Aicina pieteikt video darbus, instalācijas, performances, eksperimentus
Pieteikšanās termiņš: 10. marts

Halle (Saale)
Aicina pieteikt video darbus vai filmas, kas runā par mākslas uztveri vai uztvērēju
Pieteikšanās termiņš: 18. marts

Air Celeia Celje
Mākslinieku rezidence
Pieteikšanās termiņš: 31. marts

JŪNIJS, 2011

Klaustrid (the Monastery)
Mākslinieku rezidence 2012. gadā
Pieteikšanās termiņš: 15. jūnijs, bet vēlams ātrāk


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