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How do we imagine and envision a future beyond the evergrowing ruins of capitalism and increasing ecological and economic instability? Are artists capable of making this old and dying world anew, or at least to create possible worlds? Can we conceive of artistic praxis as an expression of shared concern and mutual care? Can it play a role in surpassing the rigid nature/culture divide, or be questioning an anthropocentric framework? This is a call for artistic imagination as a way of world-making or ‘worlding’, concretized in an event that assembles and articulates different positions. POPPOSITIONS was established by Liv Vaisberg and Pieter Vermeulen in 2012 as a counterpoint to mainstream art fairs, and has grown as the leading fair offering an alternative market for contemporary art. In the past six years, POPPOSITIONS has been dealing with questions of artistic agency, self-organisation, cynicism and criticality in order to shape its profile within the cultural and economic landscape. For the second edition in a row, Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk (The Office for Curating, NL) will act as the artistic director. APPLICATION DEADLINE : 11 DECEMBER 2017
SUPERMARKET is an international artist-run art fair that provides a showcase of artists’ initiatives from all over the world with the aim to display their unique projects and ideas, create opportunities for new networks on the Swedish and international art scene, and share the passion and vitality that are present in this sphere of the art world. SUPERMARKET has been arranged since 2007 by a small group of organisers most of whom are artists themselves. Supermarket is a development of Minimarket, which was held at Konstnärshuset in February 2006 in reaction to the new commercial art fair Market. Initiated and organised by artists, this project has rapidly evolved from a modest group of local initiatives to a full-fledged international art exhibition that has made its mark and helped firmly establish Stockholm on the art world map. In 2015–17, SUPERMARKET was held in Svarta Huset at Telefonplan. For 2018, we are taking over a new venue ‘Slaughterhouse 5’ in Slakthusområdet near Ericsson Globe.
Fållan 10, Johanneshov, Stockholm
sluice is an artist/curator-run initiative for similar. Sluice was founded in 2011 by art historian Ben Street and artist Karl England. Our focus is transnationally local, i.e we’re focused on the local – globally. Sluice is concerned with applied theory, both in regards of the impact of the societal and economic environment on the arts but also how the arts can in turn impact our societal and economic environment. Sluice has staged art fairs and biennials in London and expos in New York and Berlin. Sluice strategically adopts structures in order to showcase artist, curator and emergent discourse, projects and galleries. Sluice magazine grew out of these initiatives and is now independently published by Sluice Art twice a year.
Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair is celebrating 60 years of launching artists’ careers this July 2-11, 2021 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF) is the charitable non-profit organization behind Canada’s largest and longest-running annual contemporary art fair, showcasing 350+ curated visual artists & makers at Nathan Phillips Square every July. In 2021, TOAF celebrates 60 years of influencing the accessibility and growth of appreciation and participation in the arts in Canada. For this milestone event, TOAF presents a curated showcase of over 400 contemporary emerging and seasoned visual artists and makers from across Canada on TOAF’s digital platform.
401 Richmond St W #264, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8, Canada
De Structura is a non-profit that will look into the structures of the art world from the perspective of young professionals and will strive to give young Europeans the tools to be successful in pursuing a meaningful career in the arts and bringing innovation to the culture sector. De Structura project will gather 150 young aspiring professionals in the fields of visual and performing arts. They will join the project from different countries of the European continent to communicate with experts and their peers in order to realise 25 cross-border projects and discover the institutional politics of art. Putting an emphasis on nature, society and technology – the 3 clusters to be explored in relation to the art practice and art system – De Structura will provide an opportunity to strengthen the understanding of contemporary art for different spheres of life. The project aims to provide: – an analysis of the current institutional, legal, and political frameworks governing the fields of visual and performing arts, – a series of realistic collaborative projects based on individual artistic practices carried out by groups of 3-6 young individuals from different European countries, – public dissemination of the results using various platforms, in order […]
Field Projects is an artist-run project space and online venue dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists. Centered on long-term curatorial projects, Field Projects presents monthly exhibitions at their Chelsea location in addition to participating in pop-up exhibitions in and around New York as well art fairs around the world. The gallery invites artists to submit their work for consideration twice a year through an open call submission process. We discover about 80% of the artist we show through our open call submission process. We also have a artist residency, and publish self-identified ethnic and gender charts of artist we have shown and worked with.
526 W 26th St #807, New York, NY 10001, USA
From May 1 to 31, Madrid’s Urban Digital Art Festival unfolds around the city with exhibitions on urban screens such as the Roca Madrid Gallery or JCDecaux’s digital marquees; immersive experiences on the giant screen of Taller de Ideas and the dome of DOMO360; online conferences and workshops at La Casa Encendida; an international call for AR art on Instagram filters; and online programming broadcast by Twitch, and many other things.
Calle de Nuria, 93, 6G, 28035 Madrid, Spain
ART from HEART CIC is a London based Organization that Curates, Organizes and Manages multidisciplinary group Art Exhibitions and Events focusing on contemporary issues and advocating Socio-Cultural causes. We are an enthusiastic team of creatives with a strong commercial sense who, in collaboration have skills and expertise in fundraising, curating, organizing, and managing large multimedia arts exhibitions, events programs, and festivals. We provide a service to Artists, aim to engage the Community and we support registered Charities whose causes are related and relevant to the selected exhibition theme. ART from HEART is CIC Registered No 12181754 Learn More visiting https://www.artfromheart.co.uk/
1 Towcester Rd, London E3 3ND, UK
Trbovlje is a small post-industrial town of 16,000 people. It used to be a very important coal mining center from which a rich culture has emerged (most notably Laibach group). After the collapse of Yugoslavia and the industry, the closure of the mine, the town fell into economic decline and a kind of depression. Trbovlje new media setting (TNM) initiative took place in Delavski dom Trbovlje (a public cultural institution) with the idea of changing the identity of the town inhabitants from the ‘we used to be miners’ into a new, more prosperous ‘we are a town, where robots help children cross the street’. Humanisation of technology. Speculum Artium, an annual new media culture festival was born in 2009 and it grew into one of the most prominent festivals in the Central Europe. During these years we have hosted many prominent and aspiring artists like Stelarc, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Victoria Vesna, Laibach, Milica Zec, and many others. Every year we also cooperate with art academies and schools from around Europe. Last year Delavski dom also opened an art research lab and is a leader of Network of Art and Culture Research Centers (MCRUK) which further enables the festival and wider community
Trg svobode 11a, 1420 Trbovlje, Slovenia
The Curatorial Collective for Public Art (CCPA) develops curatorial formats for the production, mediation and representation of art in public space, public art and urban interventions. As an agency for site-specific, transdisciplinary, critical and transitory public art, it approaches curatorial practice as a collective endeavor on the intersection of concept, organization and design. Through long-term collaborations and in reciprocal processes with artists, CCPA experiments with innovative curatorial frameworks for artworks in public space – be it a festival for urban interventions, an artistic funfair or an exhibition of ephemeral public art. CCPA was established in 2020 and consists of Yael Sherill, Lianne Mol, Julia Kawka and José Délano. The collective combines the members’ collective interests and expertise in curatorial practice, exhibition and stage design, cultural mediation, research, dramaturgy and project management in the field of site-specific theater, transdisciplinary art in public space and socially engaged practices. CCPA is an independent, nomadic collective without a fixed space, working across a variety of localities and collaborating with institutional partners and project spaces. Although based in Berlin, the collective works translocally, combining the international networks of its members. The team first worked together in 2019 in the frame of the project “Tracks in […]
Our Festival A cultural meeting of solidarity artists! Our Festival was created by the collectivistic art group “WE”, which grew out of a lively and dynamic community of artists with aim to support other artists to present their artworks, as well as theirs. The group’s vision is to bring together a variety of artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, interact between themselves and greek audience, exchange ideas while discovering a new artistic network. Furthermore, Our Festival cooperates with Liminal organization in order to make all events accessible to everyone, and collaborates with disabled artists in order to promote inclusion, and ensure the equal participation of all in the cultural life of the community. Since 2015, the festival has hosted 592 artists performing in 118 events and has welcomed more than 10,000 attendees. Events have included theatre and dance performances, music concerts, children’s shows, cinema and video art, circus shows and workshops for adults and children. Our Festival is an artist-run organisation and each year grows bigger as it tries to include artwork from voices all over the world and collaborate with artists and institutions both in Greece and abroad. “Two pairs of hands are always […]
THIRD SHIFT is an annual festival of public contemporary artworks that takes place in Saint John, New Brunswick and online. THIRD SHIFT 2021 will take place from August 19 – 22, 2021. Established in 2015, THIRD SHIFT holds space for new experiences and communal exchange through the exhibition of temporary public artworks in Saint John and online. In 2020, THIRD SHIFT expanded to include digital art including animations, short films, interactive online experiences, live coding, virtual performances, and more. THIRD SHIFT will continue to support physical and digital installations (see COVID-19 FESTIVAL FRAMEWORK for more details). For more information about THIRD SHIFT and to see installations from last year’s festival, please visit the festival website. When we are having these calls it is important that all applicants think about their relationship to the land; THIRD SHIFT offers an opportunity to re-imagine and engage with the natural and built environment in what we now know as Saint John. The land on which THIRD SHIFT takes place is the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples first signed with the British crown in 1725. The treaties […]
Saint John, NB E2L 5B2, Canada
The Bomb Factory Art Foundation was founded on the premise that art, artists and creative culture offer significant value in our society. Our mission is to support artists, cultural organisations and educational institutions to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in the viewing and creation of art. The Bomb Factory enables contemporary visual arts practice to thrive through the provision of affordable studio and exhibition space as well as a supportive network of artists where peer collaboration and critique is encouraged. All resident artists support the organisation by contributing their skills and time to the public programme. Their engagement with learning and participation enables The Bomb Factory Art Foundation to demonstrate the social value of art. Over the past five years, The Bomb Factory has established itself as an important fixture on the London Contemporary Art landscape whilst also becoming a valued and important resource for the local community. The Bomb Factory attracts visitors from all over London and beyond, who engage in our exhibition and education programmes. This includes art exhibitions, screenings, workshops, performances, poetry and music events, as well as talks and performance art open mics.
2 Boothby Rd, Archway, London N19 4AA, UK
Eye’s Walk Digital Festival is an innovative festival that combines digital technology, video installation, performing art and experiential design with the unique cultural and architectural background of a city.
35 Cambridge Park Dr 4th floor, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
Bucharest International Dance Film Festival is the only cinema event in Romania dedicated to dance films. BIDFF – Bucharest International Dance Film Festival looks towards the future and tries to envision it. This year we use utopian | dystopian impulses as an instrument for reflection and dance films as a medium. By a surprising and meaningful coincidence, as we are all confronting the global pandemic, utopia | dystopia is the theme of the BIDFF in 2020. This fragile balance could generate creative or critical strategies to present or to contemplate the world and the future, as they are or as they will become. The BIDFF curatorial approach goes towards trying to decipher, shape, transform or revolutionize these concepts. Besides our regular international and national competition dedicated to short dance films, we also hold the new competitional category for musicals, introduced last year. We also highly encourage you to apply if you have a movement themed animation or if you have a short film revolving around the concept of utopia and dystopia. BIDFF awards excellence, novelty and courage in filmmaking, with a prize pool of 3000 euro.
1-3 Șoseaua Ștefan cel Mare 1-3, București 011736, Romania
STIFF is Croatia’s first International Film Festival dedicated entirely to student films. Established by the SKC Rijeka (Student Cultural Center) and organized in collaboration with Filmaktiv – the purpose of the festival is strengthening the student film and video industry by allowing an insight into the work of other fellow student filmmakers, encouraging the development of new ideas and establishing international collaborations in the field of media production. During six successful years, the festival screened over 350 most recent student fiction, documentary, animated and experimental films from all around the world. STIFF’s main goal is to present the best of the student film production from all around the world and help them get their audiences. It strives to educate audiences about the quality of work of emerging filmmakers. STIFF is supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, City of Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, University of Rijeka, EPK Rijeka 2020, the “Kultura nova” Foundation and National Foundation for Civil Society Development.
Korzo 28 51000 Rijeka Croatia
Edge to Edge is a ViCA initiative that puts into action our policy of continual push to collaborate with artists and institutions across borders. In the first Edge to Edge show throughout 2019 we showed American and Estonian art in the US in our gallery, then did the same in Estonia over the summer. Each country being one edge of western civilization. Then we turned to our southern neighbor, and used the border as a metaphor for Edge to Edge, and brought 12 Mexican artists to the U.S. for the first time. In another participating gallery (in Venice, CA) closed for during the outbreak, we’ll install 12 artists from Japan in a few days, then show the work virtually online. In 2021 (postponed from this coming May) 12 galleries in our building will be hosting an equal number of galleries or more from Berlin. What ideas do you have? How can we help? We have a great space and we’d love to see you here.
1206 S. Maple Ave. #722 Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA
PHOTO IS:RAEL is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering dialogue via research and the highlighting of artistic and social issues through the language of photography. For further details: https://www.photoisrael.org/opencall
Moshe maor 3, Tel Aviv, Israel
Cementa is a unique, regionally situated, socially-engaged, artist-led organization dedicated to cultivating contemporary art in our regional context. Our annual program of residencies and special projects culminates in our major production, Cementa Festival. Our biennial festival of contemporary art brings together over 60 regional and urban artists for a four-day celebration of Australian contemporary art and the small town that hosts it. This is done through the exhibition of video, installation, sound, performance and 2D/3D artworks in venues and locations across the town and surrounds. Venues include shopfronts, vacant lots, the scout hall, local museum and community centre, the golf course, front yards and public parks. Taking its regional situation as its focus, Cementa celebrates the rich diversity of voices that can be heard within our contemporary arts communities.
Kandos, NSW, Australia