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Current Space is an artist-run gallery, studio, and a headquarters for cultural production, nourishing an ongoing dialogue between artists, activists, performers, designers, curators, and thinkers. Operating since November 2004, we are committed to showcasing, developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally.
421 North Howard Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201, USA
The Rib publishes commentary and criticism in the form of reviews, editorials, interviews, and essays that connects artists, spaces, curators, and advocates working outside of major arts communities in the United States. Smaller cities foster dynamic art making that demands a comprehensive critical platform in order for artists and their advocates to freely exchange ideas and opportunities. The Rib is founded on the belief that critical coverage leads to dialogue, dialogue leads to a strong network, and connectivity leads to greater social and economic viability. Like a physical rib–a small but essential bone within a network of other to protect a pulsing organ– The Rib continuously expands and contracts to facilitate a flow of dialogue and critique in order to collapse boundaries between communities and audiences. To that end, we seek to connect, collaborate with, and safeguard organs of art making on the American periphery.
po box 929 bellaire, michigan 49615
BUREAU of CHANGE is an education-centric lab for real art practice in New Orleans. We create, curate and exhibit socially and politically engaged work. BUREAU of CHANGE was founded by Margot Herster with a group of her former students and recent graduates from Louisiana State University. Originating out of dissatisfaction with higher education, particularly in arts and media, BUREAU developed into a new school in the form of an atelier-style studio. A diverse group—established artists and designers, paid student apprentices and young artists, scholars and community experts, and the public—interact to create. Our objectives are influenced by the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project implemented during the Great Depression. We harken a a lost but not forgotten era when the government stimulated jobs in the arts by employing artists to create public works and subsidizing community education centers that offered training in arts skills applicable to industrial jobs of the time. Our process commissions artists and non-artists to collaborate on creative works aimed at inciting institutional change while studying social technology, digital media theory, interdisciplinary research and artistic production. BUREAU of CHANGE produces exhibitions, participatory and site-specific experiences, workshops and public programming, made-for-internet works, and collaborations with local and international […]
BUREAU OF CHANGEBUREAU of CHANGE is an education-centric lab for real art practice in New Orleans. We create, curate and exhibit socially and politically engaged work.
638 Clouet Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 USA
Mothership NYC is a combined live-work space and presentation arena for international artists across multiple disciplines in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, NYC. Our mission is to support and promote artists at all career levels through residencies, public shows and collaborative opportunities; build sustainable transnational artist networks; and help retain creative forces in New York City.
252 Green Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
Studio Residencies at Con Artist Collective The residencies at Con Artist Collective are short-term curated 60-day studio stays culminating in a special week-long showcase gallery exhibition. They are either seasonal, or based upon a particular medium. Our jurors are often NYC creatives, art luminaries, past members, and friends and family of the collective that are up to exciting things in their respective fields. You’ll sit down with each juror from the cycle for exclusive feedback socials. ALL STUDIOS RESIDENCIES ARE FREE TO APPLY TO // $300 a month for 60 days of 24 hour access PLEASE NOTE STUDIO TIME AND EXHIBITION DATES.
119 Ludlow St New York, NY 10002 USA
HOLIDAY FOREVER IS AN ARTIST RUN SPACE IN JACKSON HOLE WYOMING. WE INVITE AN ARTIST TO JOIN US HERE IN WYOMING. THIS ARTIST IN TURN INVITES ANOTHER. THEY COME HERE TOGETHER FOR TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS BASED OUT OF OUR HOME GALLERY. STUDIO SPACE ON SITE AND RECREATION AND VACATION OPPORTUNITIES IN SURROUNDING AREAS AND NATIONAL PARKS ARE AVAILABLE TO THESE ARTISTS DURING THEIR TIME IN THE COWBOY STATE.
10 E Simpson Ave Jackson WY 83001
Founded in 2009, Durden and Ray is comprised of 24 artist/curators who work together to create exhibition opportunities at their downtown Los Angeles gallery as well as in concert with artist groups and gallery spaces around the world. Durden and Ray concentrates on small, tightly curated group shows at the gallery, organized by the members, and hosts international artists as part of a commitment to global exchange and alternative networks. The Durden and Ray model expressly overlaps multiple strategies, including the commercial potential and visual identity of a gallery, the democratic structure of an artist group, the potential to create collaborative works of art in the manner of a collective, and the shared fiscal support of its programs by group members and project partners similar to a nonprofit organization. Durden and Ray is committed both to individual praxis and to shared aims of curatorial experimentation, visual research, and artistic exchange with international partners.
1923 S Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Lease Agreement is an artist-run and sometimes nomadic curatorial project by Adam Farcus. The gallery programing continues in the tradition of alternative art spaces by organizing conceptually rigorous, engaging work for exhibitions, screenings, performances, and art events. Lease Agreement partners with galleries, organizations, and utilizes public spaces to bring contemporary art to viewers. Based in Huntsville, Texas, Lease Agreement’s programing is a continuation of the previous iteration of the space which spanned from October 2013 to August 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Co-founded by Adam Farcus and Allison Yasukawa, Lease Agreement Baltimore was a residential art space and curatorial project set in the front rooms of a row house. Currently, Lease Agreements runs a monthly screening series, 12th Street Street Screening Series, at the 12th Street Bar in downtown Huntsville, Texas.
701 Avenue M #10Huntsville, TX 77320, USA
Monte Vista Projects is an artist-run space. Through exhibitions, lectures, events and performances, MVP has served as a space to share ideas and cultivate exhibitions articulated in experiments and play. We also encourage forms which break entirely from these existent threads. MVP is a self-determining space– a space that speaks to the ways in which we are scripted to produce as artists and creatives. We believe this position allows us to visualize patterns of making in order to break from them. Since 2007, MVP has collaborated with artists and practitioners in and around the greater Los Angeles arts community. We are especially interested in working with under-represented artists and minorities. In addition to curated shows organized by board members, exhibition proposals are accepted year round.
1206 Maple Avenue, 5th floor, #523, Los Angeles, CA 90015
1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix AZ 85006
Small presses, university journals, and literary magazines have long provided publication opportunities to visual artists for their cover and editorial images. Their traditional freedom from advertiser control has allowed them to provide a home to work that is challenging or confrontational. Although they welcome visual art, such publications’ primary modus is text and the imagery is often sprinkled among the stories, several artists are typically included in a single issue, and the number of works from any one artist is sometimes quite limited. Non-profit Dek Unu Magazine focuses on the visual, providing space for one artist at a time to show adventurous work in depth, themed and curated by the artist alone. During the publication month, each featured artist is promoted extensively on web and social media. submission period deadline is the 20th day of each month. All portfolios are juried together and all respondents are notified of results as soon after that as possible. Complete guidelines: https://www.dekunumag.com/submit
1618 San Silvestro Drive, Venice, Florida, USA 34285
Project 1612 is an independent artist-run space and micro-residency located in Peoria, Illinois. The space was co-founded in August 2015 by Jessica Bingham, Zach Ott, and Alexander Martin. Within a detached garage, the micro-residency is 4-5 days and artists’ must end their time with an exhibition that is open to the public. For the sake of our neighborhood, and since we are not a business, the exhibition is only up for a few hours during the reception on the last day of the residency. As artists ourselves, we understand the expenses of travel, lodging, time off, etc., and do our best to limit any financial difficulties or time constraints. We also consider this more of a thinking/experimental space, not necessarily a gallery in the formal sense, so we encourage artists to interact and activate the space while exploring new ideas and concepts. That being said, all forms of artistry are welcome: painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, installation, poetry, etc. Project 1612 is not a business, it is an extension of our studio practice. There are no submission fees, no participation fees, and no sales of art. We simply ask that artists come to make and share their art with Peoria.
1612 West Margaret Ave. Peoria, IL 61604
The Icebox Project Space is an innovative and experimental contemporary exhibition space where visual artists, musicians, film makers, and performers are able to work, think, and collaborate within a uniquely large scale and open structure. Our mission is to facilitate projects that are a betterment of the community and to push for social change. We look to artworks, performances, videos, movement, and sound that have a sense of urgency and relevance in and around Philadelphia. We work with artists that are pushing against something, whether it is oppressive institutions, construction of identity, or even the creative process itself. NOW ON VIEW Seven Sines Julianne Swartz Sept 26- Nov 8 2018 Reception: October 11, 6-9pm Artist Talk: Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art September 20, 6pm The Icebox Project Space, in partnership with the Clay Studio, is proud to present the work of Julianne Swartz. Building on processes and techniques Julianne has honed over her highly accomplished career, Seven Sines is her continued investigation into tangible and intangible materials, aided by analog and digital technologies. Swartz has specially selected the Icebox for its unique architectural and acoustic properties, which amplify and extend each resonant tone. In the space, discrete objects […]
1400 American st.
Washer / Dryer Projects is a gallery in Mitchell Barton’s laundry room in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The gallery functions as an unconventional space where artists can experiment in an abnormal/less-than-ideal art context. We don’t have openings or events ~ the space is committed to being mostly private and inaccessible in a physical sense, but all work can be viewed on this website as well as the end of year catalog. The gallery is sometimes open when the laundry room is being used to do laundry. Shows in the gallery are up for 5 weeks.
salt lake city
Forward Union is a coalition-building initiative connecting social justice organizations with artists and creative communities. Our annual marquee event, Forward Union Fair, is a free social justice fair bringing together advocates, organizations, topical art installations, and public programs. The next Forward Union Fair will be held on September 29 and 30, 2018, in Manhattan. Organizations interested in participating can apply here. Volunteers interested in helping out can sign up here. Forward Union is a volunteer-run organization founded by five women art workers in November 2016. We’re fiscally sponsored by NURTUREart, and we’re generously supported by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
New York, NY
Filipino American Artist Directory is a participatory artist project and independent initiative to connect the broad community of visual artists of Filipino heritage living and working in the United States, beginning from the Midwest and South. It aims to increase the visibility and recognition of Filipino American artists through an online and annual print resource for students, educators, curators, and collectors, as well as organizing events and exhibitions throughout the country.
4579 Laclede Ave., PMB #305, St. Louis, MO 63108
Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) is a community art space for visual, literary and performing artists to share their work and create new connections.
2021 Winnebago St. Madison, WI
Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) is a nomadic, intensive summer academy with shifting programs in contemporary critical theory. SFSIA stresses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between art and politics. The program consists of seminar-style lectures, deep readings, and workshops. An evening lecture program is free and open to the public. We encourage all genre of artists, film-makers, poets, philosophers, architects, critical theorists, and curators whose practice could use an invigorating jolt of new theory to consider applying for the program. SFSIA originated in Saas-Fee, Switzerland in 2015 and migrated to Berlin, Germany in 2016 where it is currently hosted by Spike. In 2019, an additional program will be hosted by Performance Space New York. The institute was founded by artist and theorist Warren Neidich and co-directed by art critic and poet Barry Schwabsky. Sarrita Hunn is the artistic coordinator.
INDUSTRIOUS. CREATIVE. COLLABORATIVE. IN THE HEART OF OHIO. Open Wabi, located in an early-1900s furniture factory in rural Ohio, offers emerging and established artists the time, space, and environment to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. A UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT Open Wabi is located on 20 acres in an historic furniture factory. The environment is a mix of industrial and natural — nestled in a quaint central Ohio town. Artists have large, private studios (16ft x 30ft) and can also utilize wooded areas, pasture, and architectural remnants. A RESIDENCY IS VALUABLE. AT OPEN WABI, IT’S AFFORDABLE, TOO. We provide everything you need for a comfortable and productive residency. And our facilities are designed without unnecessary frills, so we can keep it affordable. Private and shared bedrooms are available. Outdoorsy? Camping is also available. FOCUSED ON THE INDIVIDUAL. IN A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY. In order to foster growth and build relationships, we limit the number of artists per session. Residents have the opportunity to present their work and engage in critique with fellow residents and visiting artists in a supportive community. Additional Residency Sessions Available: May 13 – May 26 July 1 – July 14, 2018 July 22 – Aug 4, 2018 […]
66 Mount veron avenue fredericktown