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Monday, December 5, 2011

DIVA Calls for Artist Proposals

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2011 Winners Announced

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2011 Winners

Best Documentary and Overall Festival Winner
River Dog - James Muir / Daniel Hunter (Mangakuri Pictures) New Zealand
Best Comedy
Tooty's Wedding - Frederic Casella (Hoot Comedy) UK
Best Drama
LIN - Piers Thompson (Hector Film Ltd) UK / Bulgaria / Turkey
Best Thriller
Cleaning Up - Thomas Guerrier (Big Finish Productions/Dead Dog Films) UK
Best Music Video
Amatorski: Soldier - Maria de Gier (Independent) Belgium
Best Animation
Hasan Everywhere - Andrew Kavanagh (Kavaleer Productions) Ireland
Best Art Film
Wall - Michael Barwise (University for Creative Arts, Farnham) UK
Best Experimental Film
Dogged - Jo Shaw (Red Crow Films) UK
People's Choice
Dr Knowgood: The Lion's Pride - Arnold Zwanenburg (Googoo) The Netherlands / Indonesia

ASFF 2012

We will be accepting submissions for ASFF 2012 in December 2011 so check back soon for more information!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

EAC Call for Artist Entries

Details on EAC web site.

Clay Space Holiday Sale

Visit Clayspace web site for details

A New Poetry Series Continues in December

DIVA's A New Poetry series meets at 7:30PM, Saturday, December 3rd at the Eugene Store Front Art Project Office 224 E. 11th. Click on link for more information about Larkin and LeHew

Teen Video Challenge Accepting Entries for 2012

DIVA's Youth Visions Project calls for entries. All Lane County Teens welcome to participate in the 2012 Teen Video Challenge.

Screenwriting Competition Announced - OpenLens 2012

DIVA's OpenLens Festival is pleased to present an added competition - best screen play. Visit the OpenLens Festival web site for details.

Register now for Winter Film Seminar

DIVA's Behind The Lens Seminar is now registering for Winter term classes. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Call for Artists – Public Art for Police Building

The Eugene, Oregon Police Art Committee is placing a call for artists for the future police headquarters at 300 Country Club.

Over the last two months a police art committee has been developing goals and a selection process for new art to be commissioned with the future police headquarters. This committee is responsible for the development, selection and implementation of an art project triggered by the City’s 1% for Art Ordinance. The overall art process is expected to take between nine months to one year and the initial project budget is $75,000. The focus of the public art is the within the public areas of the building only.

The Police Art Committee is seeking applicants with the ability to generate outstanding artistic concepts that are relevant to the department. The new art will strive to create a memorable and welcoming building and be a timeless, proud celebration of the positive connections between EPD and the community. The goals of the artwork are as follows:

Goal 1) Celebrate and affirm the spirit of service for EPD staff, volunteers and officers.
Concepts supporting this goal will serve as positive daily affirmations for officers and staff who have dedicated themselves to protect and serve. These reminders will provide an ideal to reach for every day as people enter and exit the grounds.

Goal 2) Support the people who are served by EPD. Concepts achieving this goal will support people who need the services of EPD after experiencing something very difficult and at times horrible. The artwork should provide positive reminders of care and affirmations of strength while helping create a welcoming, trusting, dignified environment.

The committee is composed of Sergeant Angie San Miguel, Officer Dale Dawson, Dimitri Von Klein (photographer), Joe Moore (Public Art Committee member), Charly Prichard (Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art chief preparatory), Mike Penwell (City of Eugene design and construction manager), Kari Turner (PIVOT architect), and Isaac Marquez (City of Eugene public art manager).
Please be in touch if you have any questions. We encourage you to share this opportunity with artists who might be interested. To do so, please contact Isaac Marquez, City of Eugene Public Art Manager 541-682-2057,

Monday, October 3, 2011

Call for film submissions: 2012 OpenLens Festival

(Eugene, Oregon) The 2012 OpenLens Festival seeks submissions by Oregon filmmakers for its eighth annual celebration of the short film genre to be held in Eugene January 28-29, 2012.  Prizes include: $500 Jury Award, $200 Jury Honorable Mention, and $100 Audience Choice Award. Submissions are limited to 15 minutes with films 10 minutes or less preferred.

Oregon resident filmmakers are encouraged to submit their best work to what has become Eugene’s premier winter film festival hosted by the Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA).  The deadline for entries is 5pm, Friday, December 2, 2011. Submission form and entry requirements are available online at:

DIVA’s annual Youth Visions Film Festival, usually held in conjunction with the OpenLens Festival, will be celebrated as its own unique event early in the spring.

DIVA Center 280 W. Broadway, Eugene
Contact: Steve Newcomb, OpenLens Festival Chair
DIVA Message Phone: 541.344.3482
Festival e-mail:
Festival Web Site:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

DIVA After Dark Event - October 7th

DIVA 280 W. Broadway - Eugene, OR 541-344-3482


The David Joyce Gallery at Lane Community College is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for the Winter Term Exhibit "Red, Red the Color of Warm" to continue the Color Theory theme for the 2011-12 exhibit year!

Attached is the Request for Proposal that contains all the information if you consider a submission. 

If you are an artist who has previously submitted works for consideration for this year's winter and spring shows, we have your submission on file and will review with the Gallery Committee when all other entries are received by Monday, November 7.

If you have any questions about the Gallery and a submission, please feel free to contact me.

We look forward to hearing from you and considering a submission!

Julie Fether
Special Projects Coordinator
Conference and Culinary Services
Lane Community College
4000 E. 30th ave.
Eugene, OR 97405

Upcoming Workshops:Thimbleberry Felt Designs

The Basics: Nuno Felting Workshop
Saturday, October 1 or Sunday, November 13
Learn all about nuno feltmaking - the art of fusing silk and cotton fabric and wool fiber.   We will go through a couple of exercises to become familiar with what fabrics work best and play nicely with different types of wool.   You'll also learn techniques for blending color, adding texture effects and leave class ready to try your own projects at home.  No experience is necessary, just a willingness to have fun, rollup your sleeves and get a little damp in the process. 

Fee per workshop: $55.00 includes all materials and supplies

Nuno Scarf Workshop
Saturday, October 15 
Wrap yourself in a beautiful, warm, hand felted scarf that you create using the nuno felt techniques. Learn the basics of nuno felting using luxurious silk, merino wool and other beautiful fibers to create your own beautiful soft scarf.  No experience is necessary, just a willingness to have fun, rollup your sleeves and get a little damp in the process.                                                                                                                           
Fee: $65.00 plus $20 materials & supplies

For more information about these classes, please call Tylar Merrill at 541-521-8701 or email 

Monday, September 26, 2011

24 Hour Comics Day - Sign up now!

DIVA to host 24 Hour Comics Day. On October 1st, starting at Noon, DIVA will host a 24 Hour Comic challenge to artists to create a complete 24 page comic in 24 hours. "Celebrity" participants, so far, include nationally recognized artist David Chelsea and Eugene's own Ken O'Connell. Participation is free, but pre-registration is required to guarantee a spot, as space is limited.  DIVA will feature Chelsea's works in their October exhibit.
   Portland artist David Chelsea, a record holder for 24 Hour Comics,  will be participating, and is featured in DIVA's October Gallery Exhibit. Ken O'Connell, local sketchbook artist-instructor and Professor Emeritus, is also excited to be part of the event. For more information call: 541-344-3482 or visit the 24 Hour Comics Day web site

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Grant Opportunities

The All Roads Seed Grant Program funds film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers year-round and from all reaches of the globe. The program seeks filmmakers who bring their lives and communities to light through first-person storytelling. Submission deadlines are quarterly on the 15th of each March, June, September, and December. Award notifications are made approximately six weeks after each of these dates. Next Deadline: September 15, 2011.  For more information, go to
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships - Fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields, including the creative arts. Fellowships are intended to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts under the freest possible conditions. Fellowships are from 6-12 months, and amount of grants varies. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation,
Deadline: September 15, 2011 (U.S. and Canada).
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) Fund for the Arts - Grants of $1,000-$10,000 to support Latino working artists and ensembles and small and mid-sized Latino arts and cultural organizations. See website for guidelines and application procedure. NALAC Fund for the Arts, 1208 Buena Vista St., San Antonio, TX 78207, Deadline: September 24, 2011.
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers - Visiting fellowship for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, filmmakers, playwrights, journalists, and others producing works dealing with pre-20th century American history; Recipients receive 4-week period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the AAS located in Worcester, MA. See website for full application guidelines and procedures. James David Moran, Director of Outreach, Creative and Performing Artists and Writers Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609-1634, Receipt Deadline: October 5, 2011

Film Festival seeks volunteers

Film Festival seeks volunteers

Film Festival seeks volunteers for Hospitality and Box Office positions

Oct 7 - 9 Film, conversation and events to engage and inspire a community of common concern

GWFF is a first time event in Oregon presenting social justice films in a context designed to encourage civic dialogue, community engagement and action. GWFF combines public film screenings, forums and networking programs to extend the experience of watching the film(s). Most films will screen at the Bijou Arts Cinema. Saturday there is a film and panel discussion at the Hult Center Studio with a reception at Opus 7 following.

There will be a "Hub" - 2 canopies in the Bijou parking lot - where community groups will have tables and there will be hospitality for our guests
House Management Duties inside the Bijou:       Ushers, greet guests, provide information for guests. Keep environment tidy and people-management skills for comments expressed by guests.

      Hospitality for Saturday reception @ Opus 7
100 - 150 people
Set-up 3:00 or 3:30
People arrive 4:30 or 5:00 - 7:30
4 volunteers - 2 to pour, 2 to circulate/replenish food dishes
Hospitality for Bijou Hub
(4 people per shift)
Friday - 5:00 - 10:30
shift one: 4:00 - 7:00, shift two: 6:45 - 11:00
Saturday - 4:00 - 9:00
shift one: 3:00 - 6:30, shift two 6:15 - 9:30
Sunday - Noon - 7:00
shift one: 11:00 - 2:00, shift two: 1:45 - 5:00, shift three 4:45 - 8:00
strike Sunday 7:00
House Management
5 people for Hult
5 for Bijou
2 or 3 for box office at the Bijou
Bijou Schedule:
Friday 5:00 - 9:30
Saturday 4:00 - 8:30
Sunday two shifts

Funds for Artists and Art Administrators

A 7 Week Course and seminar on fundraising
Registration for this course ends on Sept 16th, 2011
Class is limited, early registration is encouraged

This is a limited availability course in fundraising, with personalized attention for each student and is open to international participants.

Brainard Carey occupies a unique position in the international art world. He is an active working artist with past shows at The Whitney Biennial, Slovenian Biennial, Reina Sofia Museum, MOMA and more, he is also an educator, author and professional fund-raiser.

Of special note is that he raised over 16K this past summer with a personal fundraiser on kickstarter.

By registering for this course, you will get information every week in a cumulative manner on using platforms like kickstarter and others for raising funds. At the end of the course in 7 weeks, you will have a firm understanding of the platforms and will be starting a project of your own right away or in the near future since you will have all you need to launch one. This is for individuals as well as institutions.

You will also get the personal support of Brainard Carey. During the 7 week course period, he will be available to you by email to personally answer questions about your coursework and anything else related to it.

Brainard Carey Co-founder and Director of The Artworld Demystified, has been advising artists on all matters related to business, marketing and exhibitions for over 20 years. Considered a specialist in the field of professional practice for all types of artists, Carey has presented teleseminars and lectured on career management skills and also served as director and founder of a gallery and art magazine. He has a forthcoming book in the fall published by Allworth Press on career management in the art world.

Building a custom solid plan for the artist to develop their careers, is his specialty, and his consultations are similar to a post-graduate work in how to manage the art world.

Galleries and institutions have used Carey to raise funds for projects and to develop their audiences.

He has a Yale University radio show that regularly interviews artists and curators from around the world. Some of the people he has interviewed are Dean DeDearko, Laura Hoptman, Shamim Momin, David Ross, Arthur Danto, John Currin, Christo, Rirkrit Tyravanija, and many others.

By using his ability and interest in the international art world, he helps others to focus their ideas. He creates ways of reaching out to the world with the latest tools of social networking as well as traditional meetings and presentations.

He also writes letters, statements, grants and press releases for artists, galleries and museums to get more attention in print and on the web.

Brainard Carey is based in New York City, but works all over the world by phone and in person.
Brainard Carey


Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Edited by Oliver GRAU with Thomas VEIGL

MIT-Press, Cambridge/Mass, 2011.
English, 424 pages, 132 coloured and b/w illustrations
Hardcover 29.99 Euro
ISBN-13: 978-0-262-01572-1, ISBN-10: 0-262-01572-2
Artists and Researchers from the natural sciences and the humanities examine the latest revolution around the Image and its impact for our time.

With contributions by Marie-Luise ANGERER, Olaf BREIDBACH, Adrian David CHEOK, Wendy CHUN, Sean CUBITT, James ELKINS, Oliver GRAU, Stefan HEIDENREICH, Eduardo KAC, Martin KEMP, Harald KRAEMER, Lev MANOVICH & Jeremy DOUGLASS, Tim Otto ROTH & Andreas DEUTSCH, Martin SCHULZ, Christa SOMMERER & Laurent MIGNONNEAU, David & Dolores STEINMAN, Thomas VEIGL, Martin WARNKE and Peter WEIBEL.

We are surrounded by images as never before: on Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube; on thousands of television channels; in digital games and virtual worlds; in media art and science. Without new efforts to visualize complex ideas, structures, and systems, today's information explosion would be unmanageable. The digital image represents endless options for manipulation; images seem capable of changing interactively or even autonomously. This volume offers systematic and interdisciplinary reflections on these new image worlds and new analytical approaches to the visual.

Imagery in the 21st Century examines this revolution in various fields, with researchers from the natural sciences and the humanities meeting to achieve a deeper understanding of the meaning and impact of the image in our time.

The contributors explore and discuss new critical terms of multidisciplinary scope, from database economy to the dramaturgy of hypermedia, from visualizations in neurosciences to the image in bio art. They consider the power of the image in the development of human consciousness, pursue new definitions of visual phenomena, and examine new tools for image research and visual analysis. The goal is to expand visual competence in investigating new visual worlds and to build cross-disciplinary exchanges among the arts, humanities, and natural sciences.

Oliver Grau is Chair Professor for Image Science and Head of the Department at Danube-University. He is the author of Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion (2003) and editor of MediaArtHistories (2007) both published by the MIT Press and of Mediale Emotionen (Fischer 2005). Thomas Veigl is on the scientific staff of the Department for Image Science at the Danube-University Krems. 

For more information:

Monday, September 5, 2011


International Art Fair  ART MOSCOW 2011 is a key event on Russian art market and also an important event in the calendar of international art fairs. It plays an important role in interaction of business environment and culture and also is cultural and educational event itself. Annually the Fair receives over 20000 visitors, including a large number of foreign experts. Professional audience includes collectors, artists, representatives of Russian and foreign museums and galleries, curators, art dealers, critics and journalists.

 is renewed annually, not only presenting to the public new works, names and galleries, but also introducing vital changes, which deeply affect the development of the project.

This year the number of experts in the Expert Council enlarged by entering foreign professionals from Great Britain (Rachael Barrett) and Germany (Anne Maier). The structure of exposition area was also altered. Following the international experience,  ART MOSCOW 2011offered the system of equal exposition area. Galleries are offered to stand out for the quality of their expositions but not for their size.

During the 2011  ART MOSCOW 2011 representations appeared in international activities at key sites of the world art scene in Berlin, Cologne, London, Madrid and Basel. The result of foreign activity is the increased number of foreign participants (10 new galleries this year) and the expanding pool of foreign participants in mass-media (18 new partners).

This year over 40 national and international galleries introduce their expositions at 15  ART MOSCOW 2011 Fair.

Traditionally the Fair hosts Moscow galleries АIDAN, М&Y GUELMAN, XL gallery and other famous Russian galleries.

 will present the momentous works of Konstantin Batynkov, Alexander Dzhikiya and Vladimir Semenskiy. Also there will be presented the works of OPEN GROUP, a Moscow group of artists and designers, who successfully manifested themselves at previous  ART MOSCOW. This project, named "I Like It", consists of a series of paintings and offers an interactive social experiment, engaging audience in appraisal of particular art works.

TRIUMPH gallery presents a part of new project  «Allegoria Sacra» by AES+F art-group. This project is a third part of a trilogy about contemporary world (Hades – Eden – Purgatory), following "The Last Insurrection" and "Feast of Trimalсhio", featured at Venice Biennale in 2007-2009. 
 gallery will present the paintings of Dmitriy Shorin and Irina Drozd. Photo works of Alexey Titarenko, Irina Polin, Henry Lutwiler and Linn Davis and the project of art-group «Fourth Height + Urs Bigler» are exhibited at ART MOSCOW by POBEDA gallery. Resumed its participation RUARTS gallery, presenting "Self-portraits"  of Kimiko Ioshida, series of paintings "Live Iron" of Semion Agroskin and "Team" of Vita Bouivid, project «The Impossible Love» of Cornelli Tolensa and photos of Sergey Borisov and Yefrosina Lavroukhina.
Besides, three Russian galleries made at  ART MOSCOW their début:   Green Art (Perm), Kultproject (Moscow) and Gallery 21(Moscow). In particular, Green Art will present the paintings of  Rinat Voligamsi, known, first of all, for his provocative "Non-official Album", apocryphal photo biography of Lenin. Gallery KultProject included in the exposition the works of Igor Shelkovsky (sculptures) and Vladislav Nasedkin (paintings). Recently founded GALLERY 21 has passed the Expert Council due to active work with young Russian artists and cogent program, thus becoming an exception, as according to ART MOSCOW rules, only galleries with three-year work-experience are admitted to participation in the Fair.

Many foreign galleries take part in  ART MOSCOW for the first time. Gallery Gagliardi Art System (Torino) presents at the Fair the ironic sculptures of Italian artists Fabio Viale. Exposition by  Anca Poterasu gallery (Bucharest) in the person of artists Florin Mitroi, Suzana Dan, Zoltan Bela unites two Romanian different-generations art schools. Adora Calvo (Salamanca) presents the works of six artists from Spain and Latin America – Félix Curto, Diego del Pozo, SUSO33, Fernando Sinaga, Anaisa Franco, Beth Moyses. Collage Habana(Havana) will show project «Coincidencias de un Género» («Gender Coincidences»), including photo works of three Cuban female artists Cirenaica Moreira, Lidzie Alvisa Jiménez and Mabel Poulet and interpreting gender authentication of a woman in contemporary society.Temnikova&Kasella (Tallinn) presents Jaan Toomik video and the works of Kaido Ole from China and young Estonian female artists Merike Estna. Black Square (Miami) presents paper installations by Argentinian artist Pablo Lehmann and video-installations Taro Hasstori (USA-Japan). Galleries Nadya Brykina Gallery (Zurich) and Art&Space (Munich) will bring other interesting projects.


ART MOSCOW presents not only galleries, but also personal expositions. This year it invites to see photo-works of  Jeff Cowen, exhibition of Vitas Stasyunaspaintings of Rafael Reno, 3D-projects supervised by Liza Plavinskaya and exposition of young artists from Great Britain Translate/Transcribe.
At the Fair there are expected lectures by Carlos Amorales and Adrian Notz, panel discussions from Artchronika magazine and Goethe Institute, creative workshops and seminars with outstanding representatives of contemporary art from Los Angeles and London. Artists and teacher Ian Gonczarow organizes with lecturers from British Higher School of Art and Design a series of lectures on theory and researches of contemporary art. A series of film screenings by Jason Underhill is also in the program.
It should be noted that this year’s September in Moscow is rich for art events.

4th Biennale of Contemporary Art
 is held in Moscow from September 23 till October 30.
ART MOSCOW is on the list of Biennale’s concurrent events. Main exposition of ART MOSCOW will be accompanied by vernisages in art-galleries, museum expositions and special projects.

September, 20: 
16:00 – ART MOSCOW press conference
17:30 – press-tour on Festival of New Culture

September, 21: 
14:00 – official opening of ART MOSCOW fair
19:00 – official opening of New Culture Festival
20:00 – world premier of «Planeta LEM» performance by Biuro Podróży, a pioneering Polish theatre (grandiose multimedia installation with impressing decorations and illuminating effects, inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s prose).

September 21 – 25: 
ART MOSCOW and New Culture Festival are open for visitors

The programme of the fair is currently under development. Any amendments to it will be communicated via mailing lists for the press and published on our official website Please follow our news!

ART MOSCOW is held from 1996, this year it celebrates 15th anniversary.

Expert Council: Iosif Bakshteyn (Russia), Marat Guelman (Russia), Hans Knoll (Austria), Aidan Salakhova (Russia), Yelena Selina (Russia), Christina Steinbrecher (Germany), Rachael Barrett (Great Britain), Anne Maier (Germany).

Participants 2011: 
Adora Calvo Gallery (Salamanca, Spain), Aidan Gallery (Moscow, Russia), La Acacia Gallery (Havana, Cuba), AL Gallery (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), Alma Gallery (Riga, Latvia), Anca Poterasu Gallery (Bucharest, Romania), Art&Space (Munich, Germany), Atelier 2 (Moscow), Barbarian Art Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland), Black Square Gallery (New York, USA), Vostochnaya Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Gagliardi Art System (Torino, Italy), Gallery21 (ex-Art-Kasha) (Moscow, Russia), GAM Galerie Obrist (Essen, Germany), Green Art Gallery (Perm, Russia), Zvono Gallery (Belgrade, Serbia), Iragui Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Collage Habana Gallery (Havana, Cuba), Kollektsia Gallery (Kiev, the Ukraine), Knoll Gallery (Vienna, Austria/Budapest, Hungary), Kiev Fine Art (Kiev, the Ukraine), Krokin Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Kultproject (Moscow, Russia), Glaz Gallery (Moscow, Russia), M&Y Guelman Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Marina Gisich Gallery (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), Mironova Gallery (Kiev, the Ukraine), Nadja Brykina Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland), Pobeda Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Riga Gallery (Riga, Latvia), RuArts (Moscow, Russia), Temnikova & Kasela Gallery (Tallinn, Estonia), Triumph Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Fine Art Gallery (Moscow, Russia), FotoLoft Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Frolov Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Forsblom Gallery (Helsinki, Finland), Whitestone Gallery (ex-Shiraishi) (Tokyo, Japan), Wilde Gallery (Berlin, Germany), XL Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Collection Gallery (Kiev, Ukraine).

Organized by:

Venue: Central House of Artists (Krymskiy Val 10, Moscow)
Dates: 21st-25th of September 2011
Opening hours: 21/09 2pm-8pm
22/09-24/09 10am-8pm
25/09 10am-6pm

Fair Director: Victoria Kondrashova
Phone: 007 (495) 657-99-22, ext. 109

Art Director: Christina Steinbrecher

Contact for media: Ekaterina Kuznetsova
Phone: 007 (495) 657-99-22, ext. 227  

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Arteles Craetive Residency Program FINLAND

Call for applications.
Deadline 7th of October 2011

Online Application form
phone: +358 3 410 23 787

It is an inspiring place to produce original work and collaborate with other energetic and ambitious artists & creative professionals. We are place that encourages experimentation and innovation - a place that also gives voice to works that otherwise have nowhere else to be produced or displayed.

There are lots of opportunities to connect with the locals and get plugged into the contemporary art scene in Finland.

Besides fostering creativity, we also value partnering with established institutions and influential figures to create a rich network for artists to be embedded into. Our foreign collaborators around the world value the selected group of Arteles artists and are willing to offer working possibilities for fresh inspiring projects and new creative people.

We see relationships with artists as ongoing and continue to work with you even after you leave. We have new refurnished living and studio spaces which are designed to support creative activities and social exchanges.

You are also welcome to experience the extraordinary nature of Hämeenkyrő Finland (European Union Landscape Award in 2009) where you can soak in the fresh air, go for wandering walks in the deep forests, swimming in the many lakes nearby, go skiing and skating at winter time, do guided hiking and trekking trips in the nearby nature or have daily relaxing in a traditional wood-fire sauna. And If you get lucky, you can even get to know the fascinating and rich old culture of Finland viewed through the Kalevala Epic, full of trolls, witches, myths and its inherent ties with nature.

See more:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Visit DIVA During the Eugene Celebration

Transcultures: international sound art festival City Sonic, Mons

Transcultures is happy to invite you to the ninth edition of the international sound art festival City Sonic which will take place in Mons (Belgium) from the 27th of August until the 11th of September 2011.

The opening welcomes everyone, it will take place on the 26th of August at 6 pm (meeting point Site des Abattoirs, rue de la trouille 7000 Mons) with a guided tour of the sound itinerary in the center of the city in the presence of the artists, Philippe Franck (artistic director of the festival) and Anne-Laure Chamboissier, associated curator.

In the evening, you're invited to a sonic drink, a cool mix (by Belle Jeunesse) and 2 sonic performances at the Royal Theatre (Grand'Place) by Alexander Schubert (interactivity drums/video) and Yvat Collective (Yvat, electronics versus Adrian Tabarescu on vibraphone) followed by groovy eclectic mixes by Radio Campus djs: Kandid, Youri Margarine, Belle Jeunesse & Satan.

This year, City Sonic, in partnership with the City of Mons, proposes a poetic & inventive sound itinerary in several architectural & cultural places of this historical city : starting at salle Saint Georges on the Grand Place then the Fine Art Museum (BAM), Maison Folie, Médiathèque, Machine à Eau (water machine), & Site des anciens Abattoirs (renewed slaughterhouse). With more than 70 artists coming from several artistic disciplines (music, visual arts, literature, digital arts, radio art, design, architecture …) and various countries, City Sonic #9i is a unique event and a key festival to enter the many doors of sound creation in Belgium and abroad.

The programme features International artists such as Jim Shaw (USA), Hans Peter Kuhn, Rolf Julius (Ge), Saâdane Afif (Fr), David Renggli (Ch) … but also young talents from the Belgian and French art schools (ESAPV Mons, ENSAV La Cambre-Brussels, ESAD Strasbourg, ENSA Bourges,.), and artists produced by Transcultures (Livescape collective, Isa Belle & Paradise Now, Gauthier Keyaerts,…).
Performances by sound poets (Charles Pennequin, Vincent Tholomé, Aymeric Hainaux) and electronic musicians (the Aktivist, aMute, Squeaky Lobster for the Transonic event – Sept 10) & hybrid sound artists (0 aka Sylvain Chauveau, Rainier Lericolais, Guy-Marc Hinant/Sub Rosa, Jeroen Vandesande for Sonic Archipel ,closing event on Sept 11), and many others in partnership with Festival Cap Sonic. Sonic workshops, round tables, guided tours, original performance) & workshops (Sonic Kids fro the youngsters) are also part of this copious programme.

Vernissage City Sonic –opening > 26/08
18.00 > guided tour in presence of the artists and curators – Departure from the site des anciens Abattoirs (rue de la Trouille – 17, 7000 Mons)
20.00 > official speech – Salle Saint Georges (Grand'Place, 7000 Mons)
20.30> sonic drink + set électro de DJ Belle Jeunesse (Be) – Théâtre Royal (Grand'Place)
21.00 > sound performances: Alexander Schubert
23.00 > Djs City Sonic/Radio Campus : Dj Belle Jeunesse, Dj Youri Margarine, Dj Kandid vs Satan – Bateau Ivre (Grand'Place).


Monday, August 8, 2011

Call for Submissions - Brighton Photo Fringe

Brighton Photo Fringe is pleased to launch Open 2011, an experimental open submission platform for both photographic artists and curators.

Call for Submissions from Curators
Deadline: 5pm Monday 15 August 2011

Call for Submissions from Photographers and Lens-Based Artists
Deadline: 5pm Monday 12 September 2011

• Open 2011
During the interim period between the 2010 and 2012 festivals, Brighton Photo Fringe in partnership with Metro Print and Phoenix Brighton will be holding Open 2011. Open to everyone everywhere, Open 2011 will be an international platform that enables artists and curators to work together to explore the possibilities of photography and exhibition formats.

Mentor curator Charlotte Cotton (writer and curator, Creative Director, National Media Museum, London) will work closely with a group of selected curators to develop an exhibition in dialogue with the selected artists. Selected works will be printed, mounted and framed by Metro Print and the exhibition will be held at Phoenix Brighton from 19 November to 18 December 2011.

• Call for Submissions from Curators
Open to everyone everywhere. Applicants do not need to have previous curatorial experience.

Curators Submission Materials:
Completed application form.
CV or description of relevant experience. Maximum 2-pages A4.
Send submissions to:

Curators Further Information and Downloads:
Curators Deadline: 5pm Monday 15 August 2011

• Call for Submissions from Photographers and Lens-Based Artists
Open to everyone everywhere working with photographic and lens-based media.

Photographers and Lens-Based Artists Submission Materials:
1. Up to 10 examples of existing works, e.g. photographs, moving images via hyperlinks, publications, webworks. Maximum 10MB in total.
2. Proposal for new work or intervention (optional).
3. Completed application form.
4. Artist's CV. Maximum 2-pages A4.
5. £10 submission fee. Paid via PayPal.
Send submissions to:

Photographers and Lens-Based Artists Further Information and Downloads:
Photographers and Lens-Based Artists Deadline: 5pm Monday 12 September 2011

• About Brighton Photo Fringe
Brighton Photo Fringe is an artist-led organisation that supports photographers and lens-based artists by creating platforms, coordinating participatory projects and opening up exhibition spaces. Showcasing the best of current photographic practice, Brighton Photo Fringe aims to increase access to and participation in high quality photographic exhibitions and events.

Every two years Brighton Photo Fringe coordinates a city-wide festival in partnership with Brighton Photo Biennial. In 2010 the festival included over 180 exhibitions, projects and events, over 300 exhibitors and had an audience in the region of 140,000. See for further information.

Brighton Photo Fringe is supported by University of Sussex, School of Media Film and Music, Brighton and Hove City Council and the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Second International Visual Research Methods Conference

Register now for the Second International Visual Research Methods Conference, to be held at The Open University in Milton Keynes, UK, 13-15 September 2011.

This innovative and exciting conference covers the use of visual methods in research with presentations and commentaries by social scientists and practitioners including visual artists and photographers. It boasts an impressive mix of around 150 papers from international speakers, six film screenings, six exhibitions, several hands-on workshops, book launches, and an opportunity to visit the MK Gallery and speak with local artists.

The organisers are proud to confirm three keynote speakers who are leading practitioners in their fields:

Filmmaker Katerina Cizek - Canadian documentary filmmaker whose digital revolution work has won a host of awards and National Film Board of Canada's Filmmaker-in-Residence at an inner city hospital

Professor Carey Jewitt  - educationalist from the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, specialising in visual and multimodal theory and research methods, technologies in teaching and learning and video based research.

Professor Ludmilla Jordanova - historian at Kings College London specialising in historian's use of visual and material culture.

This exciting three day event is just £200 with reduced rates for students. _Places are limited and booking fast, so register now at for what promises to be a groundbreaking event!

Registration closes 15th August 2011.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Open Call Global Communication

PAS is welcoming you to Performance Art Studies#21 -  Global Communication
In cooperation with Bartosz Lukasiewicz and the Global Communication Performance Art Festival, Elektrownia 16. – 25. september 2011 / Radom, Poland

Deadline for applications 1st of September 2011 -

Background: Global communication

Our modern communication offer great possibilities and enable us to reach any point in the world just by a click. To get in contact is easy, to become part of communities as well and to share interests, opinions and worries, no problem. But how does our neighborhood change during these times? City marketing and advertising determine what we get to see around us, varied codes of conduct regulate what to do and not to do. Public space has been increasingly functionalized and freed from any intimacy. We are exposing us in social networks, but we don't find a public place with a personal touch. During the study we will use a variety of techniques and exercises to focus perception of our own personality and the surrounding. We are developing skills to communicate in a concrete way with body and actions, and transform these into a performative work.

The presentation of this study will be shown as part of the Global Communication Festival for Performance Art 2011.
Global Communication

For the second time PAS is invited by polish artist and organizer Bartosz Lukasiewicz and the center of contemporary arts Elektrownia in Radom, Poland (click here to see the documentation of PAS #11). Global Communication is an international Festival of Performance art. The focus in this year will be the notion of public spaces and site specific works.

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