Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Last workshop for YCG

This week's workshop is about getting your garden winter-ready with Nolan & Chris of Wealth Underground Farm. We welcome anyone with questions, answers or comments to come and join in the wealth of knowledge and experience

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

song types

Work songs, songs about work, labor songs, serenades, lullabies, song poems, anthems, jingles..... JANTHEMS!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

We're cooking, good looking

This week's YGC public activity at Field Work includes a Cooking Workshop
12-2 Saturday
Roux-based sauces

Meanwhile, we'll be working Thursday & Friday afternoons on recipes, outreach strategies and ideas- come visit.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Recipes for November 1st with Chris Johanson

Winter Vegetable Masala
Sautee whole spices in olive oil:
black cardamon, cinnamon stick, cloves, cumin seeds, peppercorns
Add a cup+ pureed onion/garlic/ginger and add ground spices:
coriander, tumeric, chili, salt
Sautee until oil separates
Add a can of chopped tomatoes (or about equal amount of tomatoes as onion paste)
Sautee some more so flavors blend. Add tamarind paste or a lil sugar if it needs sweetness
Add vegetables: chopped, peeled kabocha squash, rutabagas & carrots (or any you like)
Cook until vegetables are tender, sauce has thickened and flavors are melded. Adjust S & P, sweetness, and chili.

Curried Mashed Potatoes
Boil peeled or unpeeled potatoes til tender
Sautee cumin seeds and mustard seeds in oil or butter
Mash potatoes with coconut milk, butter, salt & pepper, spices in oil, curry powder

Yello Dahl
Soak yellow split peas overnight if you can
Change water and boil for about an hour or until soft
Drain most of the cooking liquid
Add some onion/garlic/ginger puree
plus ground green cardamon & coriander, or curry powder if that's what you have
S & P & chili (optional)
Cook 15 min. more & process with a mixer for a smoother consistency, if you wish.

Yogurt Raita
Grate or finely chop cucumbers, carrots, green peppers, whatever crunchy raw vegetables you have on hand
Mix with yogurt, S & P, a bunch of chopped mint, a few dashes of cumin, and a little sugar

Green Tomato Chutney
Boil 3 tbsp cider vinegar  and 3 tbsp sugar
Add chopped green tomato, chili flakes, fresh ginger and a few cumin seeds.
Simmer for 20 minutes and if inclined, put in sterilized jars or just keep in the fridge for a week or two.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Recipes from October 25 with Natalie Jerimijenko

Lentil Soup
This could be constructed a million ways, but here's a really simple version
Saute 3 onions, a half head of garlic, some shallots, and a bunch of peeled, chopped carrots (& celery, if you have some) with S & P and red chili flakes til onions are translucent and sweating
Add a few cups of green lentils, stir, and add water or stock to fill the pot (how many cups depends on how thick you like it- I like a thinner soup)
Season water, if using, with soy sauce, molasses and tomato paste, plus more S & P if necessary
You can always add a heel of hard cheese to extract a sweet, nutty, salty flavor
Cook on medium til lentils are just tender, not mushy

Kale, Chanterelles and Carrots
How lucky to get chanterelles!
Peel and julienne carrots
Steam carrots for a few minutes in a covered pot with a bit of water and dash of salt
Finely chop a whole head of garlic
Carefully clean mushrooms with a towel, and chop roughly
Clean and chop kale, including most of the stem
Saute garlic in olive oil, add mushrooms and cook til mushroom extract a lot of juice and brown slightly
Drain mushrooms, put aside, and reserve liquid
Steam kale in the same pan with a lid, the liquid from cleaning will act as a steaming agent
Combine kale, mushrooms and carrots with a little S & P
Use mushroom liquid in soup, make a sauce with a little roux, or drink it up!

CousCous with Dijon-Tahini Dressing
Here's another thing you could make in a variety of ways. Today's version:
Toss measured couscous with olive oil, salt, ras el hanout (a moroccan spice), and currants until each grain is separated
Add the equal amount of boiled water and cover
Fluff with a fork and Serve with a bit of dressing on top

Dijon-Tahini Dressing
Mix or blend a heap of dijon mustard, a heap of tahini, a shallot, S & P, 1 part cider vinegar and 3 parts olive oil til combined. Adjust flavors if necessary

Wealth Underground Farm supplied the kale, carrots, and chanterelles (amazing!)
Thank You!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Your Garden Cookbook at Field Work, 10/29-11/15

We're pleased to announce the new project by artists Lexa Walsh and Nicole Penoncello: Your Garden Cookbook

Your Garden Cookbook at Field Work, October 29 - November 15, 2010

We’ll be using the Field Work space as a workshop: researching, gathering and sharing recipes, photos, our first cookbooks, cooking and gardening tips, plus there will be visits from local chefs and gardeners. Field Work is a new project space started by PSU MFA and Graphic Design students and faculty. Field Work is located at the corner of SW 11th & Jefferson in Portland.

Come by to talk, look, exchange, request a cookbook... Your experience, tips and participation are welcome!


Friday, October 29, 6-8 pm: Opening reception, presentation of project, samples of recipes using produce from participating gardeners

Saturday, November 6, 12-2 pm: Cooking workshop with chef David Barber, owner of Three Square Grill, and Lexa Walsh of YGC

Saturday, November 13, 12-2pm: Urban Gardening workshop with Nolan Calich and Chris Seigel of Wealth Underground Farm

Thursdays November 4th & 11th 12-4 pm
Fridays November 5th & 12th, 2-4 pm

Monday, October 25, 2010

"Jingles- they are the 'Tweets' of Music"

a quote from musician Rolf Wilkinson

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Assisting Steve Beatty has been great, as he has allowed me a lot of freedom and respect to co-teach with him. We both think similarly about traditions and rules (no thanks!) and want the students to have a lot of fun working on projects that explore contemporary issues while learning the basics of 3D.
My first project was based on Irwin Wurm's one-minute sculpture, turned into three-minute sculptures- a project to explore collaboration and immediacy

Recipes for October 18th with Clare Rojas

Massuman Curry
Sauté lots of chopped onions, garlic, ginger and galangal in vegetable oil til onions are tender
Add a heap of massuman curry paste and some more oil, if necessary. Some curry pastes are really freaking hot, so know what you are dealing with
If not veg, now is a good time to add some squirts of fish sauce and some brown sugar
Add chopped potatoes and carrots
Stir around in the oil, then add a few cans of coconut milk. It’s fattening- get over it
You can supplement some lemongrass stock or vegetable stock if you are on a diet
When simmering, add a big scoop of peanut butter, S & P to taste
When potatoes are soft, add other vegetables, like summer squash and peppers
Cook til just tender, and add a big handful of fresh basil leaves before serving

Rice Salad
Cook sushi rice 1:1-1/4 rice:water ratio
Use a rice cooker if you have one- it really does perfectly cook rice. Otherwise, bring rice and water to a boil, cover and lower heat dramatically. Cook til no more steam appears. Do not let steam out!
When cool enough to touch, lay out rice on a pan and add chopped celery, shallots, ginger, grated carrots and dried currants- mix with hands, trying to separate grains. Add a splash of seasoned rice vinegar, mirin, and oil (try flavored oils if inclined)
Add chopped cilantro and basil or any other fresh herb you’d like, toss, and eat

Beets, Greens & Apples
Fresh beet greens are so wonderful, both earthy and tart
Roast beets in foil, clean greens well and chop
Chop crisp apples and dress with lemon juice
When done and cool, peel and chop beet roots
Toss together and eat with or without dressing

Wealth Underground Farms supplied the beets, squash, onions and peppers
Thank you!

Music Research

Smithsonian Folkways has some great titles for labor songs, among others.
Amazingly, not all are the Pete Seeger folk tunes we think of. There's a song on the record "Songs of Steel & Struggle" about Pittsburgh by Joe Glazer that is a veritable chipper jingle!

Shine A Light, Recording Session

Sean Flora's studio is filled with fun! He's a great engineer- I highly recommend

Being flexible to the needs and time constraints of the staff, we ended up recording a lot of the songs for them, though the staff was very involved in writing the words, some of the melodies, and directing the accompanying videos. It was interesting to be working on two simultaneous collaborations, one with the staff, and one with the musicians: Sean, Garth, Jessica and Dan
Rob Bearden, Operations Manager, recorded his own, incorporating 40 members of his staff

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Shine A Light

I collaborated with various staff members of the Portland Art Museum to write, record and perform jingles about their respective jobs. We made snappy work songs with the staff, offering a voice to the often behind the scenes workers that make the museum function.  The songs got even snappier when I collaborated with some fellow musicians. Music videos were projected throughout the evening in the passageway connecting the two buildings, and live performances took place throughout the night.

Somehow two of our band members were missing for this performance...

Guest and Member Services
Straight ahead
to the left
Follow the

Welcome to
The museum, we're fine
55 is senior
Is this your first time?

You can apply
Your tickets today
Maybe that money
Can get us a cafe

Special Exhibitions
Is up the stairs
We don't sell film tickets
If anybody cares

Spotlight is
Our guidance bright
Please don't crash
On Shine a Light

Go through the glass doors
& take a right
Into the other lobby
Have a Good Night!

-Kristy Abero, Shelly English, Jennifer Shumway,
Cicely Waters, Stacie Webb, Kirsten Wray
& The Portland Jingle Orchestra

When eating lunch upon your desk,
to clean your crumbs would be the best,
‘cause if you don’t the mice will come
and leave you with a pile of dung

-Greg Henderson
& the Portland Jingle Orchestra

Meetings and emails,
Emails and meetings…

Welcome to education
We develop and implement programs
We get to work with artists and students
Families and teachers and docents
We're the link to the awesome people
The good vibe, good hearted do-gooders
We try to do more than most humans
We're the rusty squeaky hinge that holds the door open...

Meetings and emails,
Emails and meetings…

-Amy Gray, Tina Olsen, Jillian Punska & The Portland Jingle Orchestra

The Director's Offices
They call me the White Swan in the Castle
Sometimes Rapunzel is referenced too
I love my job but
it gets lonely here
I invite them up
to visit me
We’re not Divas we’re
just regular folk
We compliment each other we are a
good team we are a good team we are

97 or 99 steps
to the best office in town!

-Elizabeth Thomas & The Portland Jingle Orchestra

We’re Operations, we’re Guest Relations
We make you comfortable and welcome while you’re here
We’re information, member applications
Rules and regulations, It’s stuff you need to hear!

I’m an audio guy, I’m the eye in the sky
I roam the galleries every night
I dump the trash, I count the cash
I hear visitor complaints and make things right

I’ll direct you, And I’ll connect you
I’m the guy you call when you need Lost & Found
I polish all the brass, I trim the shrubs & mow the grass
I paint and I buy coffee by the pound

I set up chairs & tables, I manage lights and cables
I take the air conditioning apart
I greet you at the door, I mop & buff the floors
We say politely, “would you please not touch the art !

We are Operations, we meet your expectations
By constant observation; we’re lookin out for you
We’re Operations; visitor orientation
Emergency evacuation, and housekeeping too.

I smile when guests are snotty, I’ll help you find the potty
I’ll call a taxi, if you need a lift
I power wash the walk, I run the loading dock
We’ll even help you find that special gift

I keep the phones in order, give you parking meter quarters
I’ll call the paramedics when you faint
I’ll rent you a Chris Mooney, or draw you a cartooney
I use a brush and roller when I paint

I’m your event space connection, I expect perfection
I hand out the i-pod tour
I’ll show you great event space, help you load your road case
I make sure the place is secure

I’ll check yer coat & bag, give you a numbered tag
I’ll run your credit card and put yer purchase in a bag

We are Operations, we want your visitation
To lead to conversation that hooks you up with art
When you come through our door, we want you to explore
Just ask us and we’ll show you where to start
-Rob Bearden and The Operations Staff:
Marc Jordan, Bill Spainhour, AJ Beatty, Andrea Watkins, Anthony Sutter, Big Mike Gilliam,
Carlton, Derek Schrick, Diane Ramey, Dot Lukin, Doug Froman, Eric Heyer, Gage Mace, Georgeanne, Greg Muhr, J Swofford, Jasena Lovric, Jennifer Zika, Jocelyn Bray, Jon Reynolds, Kirk Keen, Kyle Embelton, Liana Potof, Luke Christian, Mark Anderson, Michelle Betcone, Mike Tabor, Milissa Ferrari, Miro Lovric, Mitch Welliver, Paul Scarpelli, Randy Richmond, Sascha Langsten, Sean Whiteman, Seann McCollum, Ted Smith, Victor Sabula

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Recipes for October 11th

October 11th, with Mel Chin
Mushroom Barley Soup
Cook barley like you would brown rice- 1 part barley to 2 parts water. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer til plump. Set aside
Pour boiling water over dried mushrooms (1 part mushrooms to 5 parts water) and cover for 10 minutes until mushrooms are soft. Squeeze out liquid and chop mushrooms. This liquid will be your stock, or you can use other stock or water
Sautee chopped onions, garlic and plenty of thinly sliced fresh mushrooms, along with the chopped reconstituted mushrooms. There could be some carrots and celery in there too, if you wish. Simmer until lots of juicy mushroom liquid has formed, but not long enough for it to have evaporated.
Add a genrous splash of sherry or vermouth and cook for a minute
Add your stock, some soy sauce, S & P, fresh thyme, a dash of molasses, and bring to a boil, making sure the flavors are intense and that there is plenty of liquid
Add the barley, lower heat, and cook for just 10 minutes or until flavors have melded, but barley has not expanded, which it has a way of doing

Summer Lasagna
I use the lasagna noodles that needn’t be cooked first
Roast peppers: toss in a really hot oven or grill until blackened. Remove from heat, place in a paper bag or bowl, cover and steam. When cool, remove skins, stems and seeds without using water
Sautee chopped onions and garlic til tender
Add thinly sliced summer squash, chopped roasted peppers, S & P and red chili flakes
Make sauce (summer or winter tomato sauce, depending on what’s available), and make it wet
Layer roasting pan with sauce, lasagna sheets, more sauce, grated cheese (parmesan, mozzarella, … whatever you like), filling, and so on, until you have at least three layers
Bake in a preheated 400 oven for 20-30 minutes
Best to make enough sauce for ladling on top
Garnish with fresh parsley or basil

Greens with dressing

 Wealth Underground Farms provided the squash, peppers, onions, & carrots. Thank you!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Recipes for October 4th with Tina Olsen

Roasted Tomato, Pepper and Squash Soup
Thanks to Jen and Daniel for their plethora of gorgeous tomatoes!

Toss a roasting pan full of any tomatoes you have growing with olive oli, salt & pepper.. if they are really big, cut them in half. Add a head of garlic with the top cut off
Roast at 375 for about 45 min-an hour or until shriveled and juicy
If you can fit it in your oven, roast some whole peppers and a whole acorn squash at the same time. When done, peel and chop them
Sautee a large, chopped onion til tender in a large soup pot
Add tomatoes and their juices, and squeeze the roasted garlic in
Add a pinch of sugar and simmer until it starts to reduce
Add the roasted peppers and squash, stock or water to cover, chopped basil and parsley, a few bay leaves, a dash of red chili flakes, and simmer for about 30 minutes, or more if you want to let the flavors meld… depends on how hungry you are
Blend, or not, (if you do, don’t forget to remove the bay leaves) and serve with a dollop of something creamy, like roasted pepper cream or aioli or herbed yogurt..

Impress Your Friends Bread
Leftover spreads from our lovely weekend

Peach-Rosemary Ice Cream
In your frozen Ice Cream maker, put
1-1/2 cups cream
1-1/2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup of chopped, peeled peaches
a teaspoon of chopped rosemary

let it churn, and in 1/2 hour, you'll have some serious YUM

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Paul Thek "Teaching Notes: 4-Dimensional Design"

Thanks, Harrell

This could become very useful when working on my thesis, which at this point is a study of my family as a society. I discussed the subject with the great Jorge Columbo while visiting Mildred's Lane- getting down and dirty with the data, and working from there- the essence of the interesting stuff would reveal itself.

I might use it on my students, too...

Summer Loving & School Daze

Yay. School has started. I'm not being facetious. After returning from the Condensations of the Social collaboration in NY, which was tricky but in the end successful, I spent my summer with plenty of projects floating around in my head and starting to get activated, but somehow the lack of time structure mixed with trying to find a job, failing, and the guilt of being a housewife left me less productive than I would have liked, and now it is coming to bite me in the rear... Wow, that is a run on sentence.

Some things to check out are the new Your Garden Cookbook blog, which is up and running. Nicole and I have started two cookbooks and are slowly finding solutions to many questions that have come up for us. Aesthetic choices, printing, format, purity of concept, web vs. object, etc. I can tell you writing a cookbook is not as easy as I thought. I did intern for two different professional cookbooks, as a food stager and a chef- both great experiences. Don't forget we have a show at Field Work in late October, where we'll give cooking lessons, share recipes, and more. We welcome contributions, feedback and participation. 

Oh yeah, the Monday Night Cookbook. I promise to never design anything in Microsoft Word agin. I swear. Coming... better late than never.

Speaking of cookbooks, they will be in Stephanie Syjuco's Shadowshop at SF Moma in the late fall through spring. We are figuring out a way to make recipe cards that can be chosen individually to make your own cookbook.

Bohemian Omnimedia is, after failing to find work, my solution to be employed in Portland. Unfortunately I didn't really finish it until the summer's end, when I had no time to actually implement the plan. I am prepared for next time, however. It is half conceptual art project, half reality check business proposition. Maybe some parts of it are more of one than the other... . Surely we'll discuss it. Meanwhile, I am accepting participating artists to join me in messing with the art world system to make pretty, decorative, affordable art under the name Fäkart. 

Jen, Pat, Kate, Nicole, Josh, Justin Flood ( Graphic Design student extraordinaire) & I started busting butt on the 11th & Jefferson PDC space formerly known at the Mandrake Museum / Hotel Mandragoria. temporarily called SuperGeneric (sigh), now Field Work, we have created a modern, flexible space for classes, workshops, events, projects, exhibitions and a home for the library. There is still a lot of work to do but we will have an open call for projects in the late fall.

Another work in progress is my jingle writing with the staff of Portland Art Museum for Shine A Light. It took a while to break them in, but now I have a number of departments ready, willing and able to participate. I shall say no more as it is coming soon to a museum near you.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

September/October Opps & Calls

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Deadline  January, May, September 15
Duration: From two weeks to two months.
Discipline: Drawing & Painting, Literature, Media Art, Multi Media, Sculpture, Textile
To provide serious artists with working facilities or conditions that they do not have on a normal, daily basis, such as adequate space, undisturbed time, and relief from day-to-day responsibilities.
The VCCA sits on a 12-acre hillltop, known as Mt. San Angelo, in Amherst County.
Technical Information
Writers must bring their own computers and printers, dark room, reference library, three studio's with a piano.
Accommodation Information
Individual rooms in shared house, separate from studio, laundry facilities.
Paid by host
Accommodation, board, food, three meals a day are provided, studio.
Paid by artist
Individual traveling expenses, working material, personal needs
It is located at Mt. San Angelo, a 450 acre estate in Amherst Country, Virginia, approximately 160 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. The nearest railway station is 17 miles away, the nearest airport 22 miles and the nearest busstop is 3 miles away.
Application Criteria
Admission to the Virginia Center is competitive and selective, based on a review of applicant's work. The basis for admission is professional achievement or promise of achievement. There is no discrimination due to race, creed, sex, age or physical condition. The charter of the VVCA does not admit craftspeople or writers of scholarly theses.
Application address
154 San Angelo Drive
Amherst, Virginia 24521
Telephone +1 804 9467236
Fax +1 804 9467239

Vermont Studio Center
Deadline  Full fellowship application deadlines: February 15, June 15, October 1.
Duration: 4 - 12 weeks
Discipline: Drawing & Painting, Literature, Media Art, Stone Carving, Woodcraft
The center aims to build an ideal international creative community that supports serious artists and writers by providing them with the seclusion of distraction-free working time, the companionship of professional peers, and the option of the counsel of inspired mentors. Residents receive individual studios, private rooms and all meals, plus access to prominent Visiting Artists and Writers offering slide talks, readings and studio visits. MFA program available with Johnson State College.
Technical Information
Sculpture Shop, Print Shop, Darkrooms, reference library.
Accommodation Information
Separate from studio, individual houses. Laundry facilities
Paid by host
The full fee for a 4 week residency is $3,750. VSC Full Fellowships, open to all artists and writers, are awarded through a jury process three times a year on the basis of artistic merit and cover the full 4-week residency fee (including accommodation, private room and meals). VSC also offers a number of Special Fellowships with specific deadlines and eligibility criteria (Check the Special Fellowships section of the web site for more information on these opportunities).
VSC also offers partial assistance in the form of Grants and Work Exchange Aid that reduces Residency fees. Applications for these awards are accepted at any time.
Paid by artist
Individual traveling expenses. Working material. Personal needs.
Vermont Studio Center is located in a traditional Vermont village set in the heart of the Green Mountains on the banks of the Gihon River, northern Vermont.
Application Criteria
Check out Vermont Studio's Center website!
Application address
P.O. Box 613
Johnson, Vermont 05656
Telephone +1 802 6352727
Fax +1 802 6352730

Kala Art Institute
Deadline January 31, April 30, July 31, October 31
Duration: 6 months for fellowship recipients; indefinitely for regular artists-in-residence.
Founded: 1974
Discipline: Drawing & Painting, Media Art
Targetgroup: International
To provide a diverse, international body of artists with the tools, techniques, and well-organized professional facilities necessary to create high-quality works of arts.
Technical Information
Computers Dark room Digital Video Editing Print making
Accommodation Information
Individual apartments Studio
Paid by host
Paid by artist
1) $225 per month – 1, 2, or 3 Month Contract - Part-Time: 3 days per week studio access, donation of one sample of work done at Kala. 2) $365 per month – 1 Month Contract - Full-Time: 7 days per week studio access, donation of one sample of work done at Kala. 3) $150 per month - 6 Month Contract - Part-Time: 3 days per week studio access, available only to artists-in-residence who have completed 3 months of residency, donation of one print to Kala's Archive per 6 month period; maximum two prints per year
Near the University of California at Berkeley.
Application Criteria
Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including sound/video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence at Kala Art Institute.
Application address
1060 Heinz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710
Telephone +1 510 5492977
Fax +1 510 5406914

International Turning Exchange
October 1st
Duration: 8 weeks
Founded: 1995
Discipline: Photography, Woodcraft
Targetgroup: International
Every year, several artists from around the world come together in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group includes artists skilled at lathe work, turning wood into objects of beauty. Other participants include scholars and a photojournalist to interpret and document the event. The event culminates in an exhibit of the summer's work in the Wood Turning Center's gallery in Philadelphia.
Paid by host
$400 per week, roundtrip transportation to the residency location, housing, plus an allowance for materials.
Application address
Wood Turning Center, 501 Vine Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Indiana University School of Fine Arts
Deadline October 1
Duration: 8 weeks
Discipline: Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Graphic Design, Media Art, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile
Targetgroup: International
Co-sponsored by the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine arts and the Collins Living-Learning Center, Indiana University's Program for International Visiting Artist-in-Residence (PIVA) hosts one emerging international artist/scholar during the second eight-week session of each fall and spring semester. Artists/Scholars live among the students and teach a studio practice course for Fine Arts and a theory course for the Collins Living-Learning Center. The Studio course meets two days a week for 2 hours and 45 minutes each day. This is a hands-on course teaching techniques and related concepts in any media you are expert in. The theory course meets two days a week for 75 minutes each day having an international scope which focuses on contemporary and cultural criticism. Artists/Scholars will also give an artist's talk and are invited to exhibit work in progress.
Technical Information
State of the art workshops, labs and equipment
Studio Information
350sq ft studio provided for artist-in-residence
Accommodation Information
Artist/Scholar will be provided a one room guest room in Collins Living-Learning Center with attached bathroom, AC, mini fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, TV with DVD player, Macintosh computer and printer. Linens and housekeeping are provided as well as a $300 guest meal card for on-site dining hall. To learn more visit the website at:
Paid by host
$6850 stipend plus room and $300 meal card
Paid by artist
travel associated fees, insurance and incidentals
Nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana in the Midwestern portion of the United States. 1 hour from the state capital of Indianapolis, and 4 hours from the metropolitan city of Chicago. Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus squeezing a city's worth of culture into a college town, bringing together a wealth of cultural resources and the perspectives and talents of students from all 50 states and more than 125 countries. IU Bloomington's world-class performance spaces and museums, and outstanding programs in fine arts represent just a few of the opportunities for you to experience diverse ideas and forms of expression - and to create your own.
Application Criteria
The ideal candidate would have university level teaching experience, proficiency in English and be a self-directed person that enjoys working with students of all skill levels. Areas of concentration are selected on a rotating basis.
Application address
1201 E 7th Street
Bloomington, IN
Telephone 812-855-7766

Hedgebrook Writers Retreat
September 23
Duration: Two to six weeks.
Founded: 1988
Discipline: Literature
Targetgroup: International
Hedgebrook exists to strengthen the voices of women writers of all ages and from diverse backgrounds by providing a place where they can find connections with one another and with the earth, and the words to build community in the world.
Land on Whidbey & Hedgebrook Writers Retreat cottage
Accommodation Information
Individual houses, six fully furnished cottages, including efficiency kitchen, bathroom, desk, and loft.
Paid by host
Accommodation, board, food, and tudio
Paid by artist
Individual traveling expenses, applicants may apply for a scholarship.
Located on thirty-three acres of farm and woodlands on Whidbey Island in Washington State.
Application Criteria
Hedgebrook is a retreat for women writers, of all ages and from all cultural backgrounds, regardless of publication history.
Application address
2197 East Millman Road
Langley, WA 98260
Telephone +1 360 3214786
Fax +1 360 3212171

Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences
Deadline January 15th, April 15th, September 15th
Duration: two up to eight weeks
Discipline: Architecture, Ceramics, Curating/Research, Dance, Drawing & Painting, Film, Graphic Design, Literature, Media Art, Multi Media, Music, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile, Woodcraft
The Hambidge Residency Program provides setting, solitude and time for creative individuals working in a wide variety of creative disciplines. Fellowships are offered for two to eight week residencies, year round, except for the month of January.
Residencies at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences
Studio Information
One of the aspects of Hambidge that Fellows repeatedly praise is the fact that each resident is housed in his/her own, stand-alone, studio which contains a work area as well as sleeping area, kitchen and bath. The structures themselves are diverse and unique. Among them are three studios which are our primary visual arts studios, one of which contains a rebuilt, 1925 Steinway Grand Piano and is used for music Fellows as well. The other studios are primarily for disciplines which require less space. Each has its own charm and character and some contain fireplaces. We also have a state of the art Pottery Studio and an Anagama Wood Fired Kiln which are available for the Fellows use. The accommodations are intentionally simple and the kitchens outfitted for basic cooking. Linens, quilts, comforters and other necessary items are provided. All studios are heated. At this time, computer access is limited to the common building, Lucinda's Rock House, where we have wireless access as well as a computer station.
Paid by host
The artists pays 150 US Dollars a week. There are some fellowships available. See website for eligibility.
The Hambidge Center is located in Rabun Gap just outside the town of Dillard Georgia, approximately 1.5 to 2 hours from Atlanta, Georgia.
Application address
105 Hambidge Court
Rabun Gap, GA 30568
Telephone +1 706 746 5718
Telephone +1 706.746.1247 (Residency Program)
Fax +1 706 746 9933
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Deadline  October 1
Brandeis University, MS 079, 515 South Street
Waltham MA 02454
Duration: 3-4 weeks in March
Targetgroup: International
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, a research center at Brandeis University, develops fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender worldwide by producing and promoting scholarly research and artistic projects.
The residency programme provides artists the opportunity to be in residence at Brandeis University while working on a significant artistic project in the field of Jewish women's and gender studies, and to produce an exhibit for the Kniznick Gallery at the Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University. The residency will be 3 - 4 weeks in length, and will take place in March. The exhibit will immediately follow and be on view for a minimum of 8 weeks. Preference will be given to applicants who create a site specific exhibit.
Paid by host
Stipend up to $3000, studio space, materials subsidy of $250.
Paid by artist
Food, travel, housing, material.
Application Criteria
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute looks for exhibitions that: are visually and artistically impressive and original; are related to fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender; are international in nature; ask important questions and provoke dialogue; are related to research being produced and promoted by the HBI; provide a context for education; are appropriate in scale for the Kniznick Gallery space; include new work produced during the residency, or prior work presented in a fresh way, informed by the residency
Application address
Brandeis University, MS 079, 515 South Street
Waltham MA 02454
Telephone 781-736-8115

The Griffis Art Center
October 1, April 1
Duration: 5 months
Founded: 1989
Discipline: Visual Arts
Targetgroup: International
The Griffis Art Center wants to cultivate and encourage contemporary fine art and artists and create an opportunity for international exchange among artists and the community through arts. The Artist-in-Residence Program is for artists involved in the creation of visual arts. It is neither a school nor an artist's colony. It does, however, offer an opportunity for professional artists to explore their full creative potential. An artist's work may be contemporary or traditional, and may include most types of medium. However, certain casting techniques, which take too long to produce finished products, may have to be eliminated. Printmaking, photography and casting equipment are not available on the premises.
Accommodation Information
The apartment is fully furnished including dishes, pots and pans, linens, towels and basic appliances. The apartments are spacious and comfortable.
Paid by artist
Working material.
Application address
147 State Street
Telephone +1 860 447 3431

Denali National Park AIR Program
Deadline  October 31
Duration: 10 days from June through August
Discipline: Drawing & Painting, Film, Media Art, Photography, Sculpture
Targetgroup: International, National
Numerous National Parks in America have begun Artist-in-Residence programs since 1984. With the establishment of this program, Denali National Park joins the list of those parks which seek to recognize and support the role played by artists in preservation and interpretation of the country's natural wonders.
Denali National Park historic East Fork Cabin for ten day residency periods from June through August.
Accommodation Information
A rustic but well-equipped base in which to work and from which to explore, the 14' x 16' cabin has an outhouse, propane heater, range, oven, refrigerator, bunk beds, and a full complement of cooking equipment. There is no electricity or running water, but water jugs may be replenished at Park Ranger stations and visitors' facilities, and showers are available at the Toklat Ranger Station 12 miles from the East Fork cabin. Artists chosen must be comfortable in a wilderness setting.
Paid by host
No stipend is provided.
The East Fork Cabin, also known as the Murie Cabin, is located 43 miles into the park, just off the park road, in a dramatic setting on the East Fork of the Toklat River between Sable Pass and Polychrome Pass.
Application Criteria
A panel of artists and National Park Service personnel, appointed by the Superintendent of Denali National Park, will review applications from professional artists on an annual basis. Selection will be made on the basis of required entry materials, vision, new and innovative ways of responding to the park, and recognized accomplishment as demonstrated in those materials.
Artists-in-residence agree to donate to the park an original piece of work representative of their stay.
Application address
P.O. Box 9
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska 99755

Colorado Art Ranch
next deadline is October 15
Duration: 1 month
Discipline: Drawing & Painting, Literature, Multi Media, Photography, Sculpture
Targetgroup: International
Colorado Art Ranch serves as a retreat for writers and visual artists. Artists and writers who attend Colorado Art Ranch have: a place to immerse themselves in their work, time to experiment, think and develop their work, an opportunity to collaborate with artists, writers, and the community.
Accommodation Information
Each resident gets their own room, but may share a bath and cooking facilities.
Paid by host
Residents receive free admission to the Artposium and living and studio space for one month.
Paid by artist
Residents are responsible for travel, food, and an application fee of $30, shipping or removing their work at the end of the residency.
Colorado Art Ranch nurtures the creative spirit in beautiful, secluded, and supportive environments throughout Colorado. Residencies are located in donated or rented space in selected towns of rural Colorado. The landscapes of Colorado--open meadows, rock outcroppings, and mountain views--inspire artists at a visceral level. The simplicity of the setting is a dramatic foil for the residents' struggle to express complex ideas.
Application address
6878 Taft Court
Arvada, Colorado 80004

The Centre d'Art la Rectoria actively supports the contemporary plastic arts and encourages both study and research in this field. It promotes exchanges with other art centers, but also with universities and with individual artists all over the world.
The project's theme for the current open call is based on the purposes of the Art Centre: art, nature, the environment, alternative mobility and historic memory.
September 15
Technical Information
The centre provides residential facilities for up to 14 artists and fully equipped workshops for various specialities. It also has large outdoor areas that permit work in the open air, as well engaging in numerous types of installations.
Studio Information
Workshop studios for sculpture, painting, ceramics, chalcographical engraving and serigraphy.
Paid by host
Accommodation, work space
Located in a small town near Barcelona (40 km), within the boundaries of the Montseny Wildlife Prk and 12 km away from the Mediterranean sea. Connected by train and bus with Barcelona.
Application Criteria
For the application details please check:
Application address
Avda. Quatre Camins, S/N
08459 San Pere de Vilamajor (BCN)
Telephone +34 93 84500 059
Fax +34 93 8450232

Objectifs Centre for Photography and Filmmaking
Deadline  October 31 (1st cycle) and January 31 (2nd cycle)
Duration: 4 weeks
Discipline: Film, Photography
Targetgroup: International
The Objectifs Artist-in-Residence programme is open to all artists who incorporate photography and film in their work. The aim is to provide visual artists, who want to develop their craft, with a supportive platform, conducive for the creation and development of new personal work. Being in a new environment allows artists to interact with the local arts community and exposes artists to a diversity of cultures and ideas.
During the residency period, the artist is expected to:
- Share work-in-progress through discussions, screenings, exhibitions, keeping Objectifs updated on project progress;
- Conduct up to 6 hours of workshops or seminars per week, tailored to the artist's area of specialty;
- Showcase their completed project at the end of the residency period, e.g. in the form of an exhibition or screening.
There are no restrictions on nationalities, but residents are responsible for applying for a valid tourist or social visitor's pass.
Technical Information
Artists are welcome to use the facilities at Objectifs, which includes a gallery space. The following equipment is also available:
iMac G5 with Final Cut Pro HD and Adobe Photoshop CS
B&W Darkroom with chemicals
3CCD Panasonic DVX camera
Large format printer (printing offered at discounted rates)
Studio Information
dedicate studio space at Objectifs
Accommodation Information
shared accommodation separate from studio
Paid by host
Travel subsidy of up to S$1500 to contribute to return airfare (reimbursable with receipt);
Stipend of S$1000 per month for the residency period;
Material fee of up to S$1,000 for the residency project (reimbursable with receipts);
Basic accommodation for the residency period.
Paid by artist
Other expenses
Objectifs is located in the Arab Street/Kampong Glam area, a melting pot of different cultures. It is 5 min from the city.
Application Criteria
Artists are selected based on their experience, portfolio, submitted project proposal and recommendations. Applicants must indicate the residency period based on the deadlines. Please download application form at
Application address
56A Arab Street
199753 Singapore
Telephone +65 6293 9782

Deadline  October 1
Duration: 3 months (March - May or September - November)
Founded: 2006
Discipline: Photography, Printmaking
Targetgroup: International
Flaggfabrikken centre for photography and visual arts is offering an opportunity for artists that work with camera based art to undertake a three months residency in Bergen, Norway. laggfabrikken is an artist collective based in Bergen. In addition to having our own studios and artist practice at Flaggfabrikken, we work in different ways to promote camera based art in Bergen.
Paid by host
Flaggfabrikken will with the generous financial support from the municipality of Bergen offer the artist: studio, accommodation, travel expenses paid and give a small grant towards covering other living expenses during the artist’s stay.
Bergen is the second largest city in Norway. It is located on the south-western coast of Norway, between a group of mountains known collectively as de syv fjell ("the seven mountains"). Bergen is also known as the gateway to the fjords.
Application Criteria
Applications must include up to 20 (preferably digital, 1024x768 px, 72 dpi) images of previous works, a project proposal for the residency period, an artist statement of no more than 500 words and an updated cv
Application address
Møllendalsveien 17
5009 Bergen
Telephone +47 45421116

July 25 (residency beginning in December), October 25 (residency beginning in March 2011), January 25 (residency beginning in June), April 25 (residency beginning in September).
Duration: 3 to 6 months
Discipline: Dance, Drawing & Painting, Film, Literature, Media Art, Multi Media, Performing Arts, Photography, Sculpture
Targetgroup: International
Glogauer is an international meeting point for the visual arts. Its aim is to support and encourage contemporary artistic creation, research and debate. One of Glogauer's main activities is its Artist in Residence Programme. The purpose of this programme is to offer a platform to promote the exchange of artistic discourses from artists with different artistic backgrounds and from different geographical origins. The programme is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas in order to broaden creative horizons and to offer the possibility of internationalising the individual projects of the resident artists. By encouraging this cultural diversity, they also hope to be able to update the debate between the artists themselves and between other professionals from the art world and the general public.
Regular exhibitions in form of Open Studios are organized every three months, printing a small brochure and postcard. Once a year they collaborate with other institutions in the city in form of Festival or bigger Exhibition.

Paid by artist
450 euro/month - when sleeping in the Residence; 400 euro/month - not sleeping in the Residence
Glogauer is very close to the south-eastern zone of the Landwehrkanal, which crosses the entire Kreuzberg area. Ever since the founding of Greater Berlin, Kreuzberg has been characterised as being a neighbourhood with strong, elegant buildings. An area of industrial zones housing small factories, publishers and printers standing side by side with large residential buildings
Application address
Glogauerstrasse 16
10999 Berlin
Telephone +49 30 6122275

Akademie Schloss Solitude
Application round between 1 July and 31 October.
Discipline: Curating/Research, Drawing & Painting, Film, Literature, Media Art, Multi Media, Photography
Targetgroup: International, National
The Academy constitutes a meeting point for artists from the world's various continents and cultures, as well as for representatives of different artistic fields and positions. They have the possibility of getting to know one anothers' work and exchanging ideals and plans. The most obvious next step is the realisation of art project either jointly or individually.
Akademie Schloss Solitude is located in the two officer and cavalier buildings on the grounds of Schloss (castle) Solitude.
Studio Information
The studio space is separate from the living accomodation.
Paid by host
Accommodation, 1000 euro per month
The Academy Schloss Solitude is located on the grounds of a baroque castle in the outskirts of Stuttgart with access to public transport. It is housed in the two Office and Kavalier buildings of Solitude, comprising a total of 3,500 m2. Like the late-Baroque summer residence, these two outer buildings were built by Duke Carl Eugen in 1763. Together the two buildings contain 45 apartments, including 14 with studios for the visual branches, 13 with adjoining music studios and 18 small two room apartments.
Application Criteria
Maximum age 35 year.
Application address
Solitude 3
70197 Stuttgart
Telephone +49 711 99619 472
Telephone +49 711 99 61 90
Fax +49 711 99619 50

Artists Residency Sumu/Gallery Titanik
Deadline  September 30th 2010 (postmark). Session dates: the 2nd half of the year 2011.
Duration: From one to three months.
Discipline: Media Art, Multi Media
Targetgroup: International
Arte Association's Artists' Residency SUMU offers one to three-month residencies in 2011 to Nordic and Baltic media artists, working in the intersection of new technologies and contemporary art.
The stipend covers accommodation, a studio, daily allowance, material money and travelling costs within reasonable limits. Artists have a possibility of exhibiting their work either in Sumu's studio space, in Titanik or in another public space in Turku or on Sumu's website.
Artists are provided with a studio.
Single or double room with a private bathroom and shared kitchen, housed in the guesthouse Domus Aboensis, a short walking distance from the gallery.
Paid by host
Exhibition space, accommodation, a studio, daily allowance, material money and travelling costs within reasonable limits.
Paid by artist
Living expenses including food.
Application Criteria
Open to artists working in the fields of Media Art, Multi Media, Sound Art, New technologies.
Individual submission, including:
-short, clear and realistic project plan (max one page)
-short artist statement (max one page)
-CV (max one page) plus artist's homepage
-DVD / CD including a maximum of 10 minutes worth of samples in PC format -samples of recent work as print-outs (3 - 5 pieces)
Application address
Itaïnen Rantakatu 8
20700 Turku

El Gouna Writers' Residency
Deadline September 30
Duration: 1 month
Discipline: Literature
Targetgroup: International
El Gouna Writers' Residency was launched in February, 2010. El Gouna would host three sessions a year during the months of February, May and June. The length of each session is one month. During each session four to six writers will be inspired by El Gouna's picturesque setting and will be given an opportunity to interact with writers from different walks of life.
During their stay, the writers will also participate in a reading day at El Gouna's library, a branch of the renowned Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and will be asked to provide a report stating the development of their literary project. Once the book has been completed, writers will be asked to leave one or more copies in the library for others to enjoy.
Studio Information
All Rooms are designed to act as both a bedroom and a private writing space that is equipped with a desk and wireless internet connection.
Accommodation Information
Full-board accommodation in a single, tailor-furnished room at the Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna. Breakfast and dinner will be served in a communal dinning room, to encourage additional social and intellectual exchange.
Paid by host
Accommodation, board.
Paid by artist
Writers will need to pay their own airfare and transfer.
El Gouna is a town on the Red Sea, acknowledged for preserving local traditions and culture throughout its 20-year existence. This can be seen through its multicultural living community, international school, international university campus, church, mosque, museum and all other locations where residents can encounter traditional Egyptian architecture, and customs.
Application Criteria
The El Gouna Writer's Residency is open to established writers and mainly focuses on their professional experience and quality of past work, as well as current projects and the potential for a productive stay in the resort. Regardless of the country of origin, the applicant must be fluent in speaking either English or French.

Struts Gallery
Duration: 1 month
Discipline: Film, Multi Media
Targetgroup: National
Struts is a site for the engagement of contemporary, artist-initiated activities such as exhibitions, performances, demonstrations, workshops, symposia, residencies, screenings and so on.
Technical Information
The Faucet Media Arts Center has the following technical resources: Sony mini-DV video camera, G4 with Final Cut Pro, audio mixing board, VHS VCR, three video monitors, Super 8 cameras and Super 8 editing equipment.
Paid by host
The artist is paid an artist fee and provided with a per diem and accommodations in Sackville; travel costs are covered.
The Struts Gallery is situated in the town of Sackville, New Brunswick, on the Tantramar Marsh, 45 km from the city of Moncton
Application address
Lorne Street 7
Telephone 506 536 1211
Fax 506 536 4565

October 1 (Research and Production residencies Program); April 1 (New Media Production Creation Grant for Young Artists)
Duration: There is no pre-determined duration for residencies and production projects yet generally vary from two to four weeks in lenght.
Founded: 1995
Discipline: Drawing & Painting, Media Art, Multi Media, Photography, Sculpture
Targetgroup: International
OBORO welcomes original projects that promote critical thinking and artistic practices. They accept proposals from artists, artist collectives, and independent curators who are looking to present exhibits, events and conferences as well as to produce publications or do a residency. OBORO also hosts media art related residencies throught its New Media Lab.
Active in Montreal since 1995, the new media lab is a stimulating and creative environment in which to promote innovative new media practice.
Technical Information
OBORO’s research and production laboratory in media arts and new technologies offers a vast array of equipment and professional resources. A 1000-square-foot Production Studio with a 180-degree limbo, movable black curtains that can encircle the entire space and a professional lighting system is available for various types of shooting and other activities. Several computer work stations, as well as a variety of audiovisual and technological input-output devices and equipment are also available for digital video shooting and editing, audio recording and post-production, as well as for 2D, 3D, multimedia, interactive, QTVR, web and Internet production.
Paid by host
For its residency and production programs, OBORO pays artist's rights and fees in accordance with standards set by representative organizations and bodies responsible for collecting royalties.
Paid by artist
The costs for using special technical studio spaces can rise up to 1300 $ a week.
Application address
4001, Rue Berri, local 301
Montréal (Québec)
Telephone +1 514 8443250
Fax +1 514 8470330

Artists Unlimited
April 1st, October 1st
Duration: 3 months
Discipline: Visual Arts
Targetgroup: International
Artists Unlimited is an artists association and art house that combines living and working under one roof since 1985. The project runs a gallery and a guest studio and has until now financed three-month-grants for 70 guest artists from all over the world. They live in the Artists Unlimited house - a former paper factory building - and exhibit their creations in the projects gallery.
Studio Information
The rooms for the guest artists are made up of a studio (40 m2) and an appartment (32 m2) with kitchen, washing machine and telephone.
Paid by host
Accommodation, studio, grant of 550 Euro per month.
Paid by artist
Travelling expenses.
Application Criteria
Application is by a presentation of a portfolio including 10 samples of work, Name, Age, Education, Exhibitions and a short description of what you would like to work on and why you want a residency at Artists Unlimited.
Application address
August-Bebel-Str. 94
33602 Bielefeld

Ucross Foundation Residency Program
Deadline March 1 for fall session, October 1 for spring session. Application fee: $40
Duration: From 2 to 8 weeks.
Discipline: Architecture, Dance, Drawing & Painting, Film, Literature, Media Art, Music, Sculpture, Theatre
Targetgroup: International
The Ucross Foundation Residency Program offers the gift of time and space to competitively selected individuals working in all artistic disciplines. The Foundation strives to provide a respectful, comfortable and productive environment, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life.
The Ucross Foundation provides living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year. At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, a mix of visual artists, writers and composers. In most cases, studios are separate from living quarters.
Technical Information
Facilities include 4 visual art studios, one with an Elephant etching press, 4 writer's studios, 2 composer's studios, each with an electronic keyboard and baby grand piano.
Accommodation Information
Individual rooms in shared house, fully furnished and equipped. Check the website for details.
Paid by host
Accommodation, board, studio space
Located on a 20,000 acre working cattle ranch in the foothills of Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains.
Application Criteria
The quality of an applicant's work is given primary consideration in the review process. The quality of an applicant's work is given primary consideration in the review process; individuals from all stages of their professional careers are invited to apply.
Application address
30 Big Red Lane
Clearmont, Wyoming 82835
Telephone +1 307 737 2291
Fax +1 307 737 2322

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme
The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists promote the mobility of young artists in order to enrich their personal perspectives, to enable them to engage in an intercultural dialogue and expose them to cultural diversity.
Check the details and requirements of the residency of choice and send your complete application files directly to the institution you are applying at. There are many different conditions and deadlines: so check out yourself!

The Programme offers residencies to young artists (between 25 and 35 years old) worldwide in the following partner institutions:
Creative Writing
CAMAC, France
Sanskriti Foundation, India
Instituto Sacatar, Brazil
Musique Multi-Montréal, Canada
Civitella Ranieri Center, Italy
Espace Sobo Bade, Toubab Dialao, Senegal
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts , USA
Visual Arts
Bundanon Trust, Australia
Instituto Sacatar, Brazil
Centro Colombo Americano, Colombia
CAMAC, France
Sanskriti Foundation, India
Art Studio Changdong & Goyang, Republic of Korea
18th Street Arts Center, USA
Djerassi Resident Artists Program, USA

MASS MoCA / Cabinet       Open call for a two-part Exhibition   An Exchange with Sol LeWitt
Deadline  10/15/10
The story of Sol LeWitt's exchanges with other artists is by now widely known. Though most artists engage in this process at one point or another, LeWitt seemed fully committed to it as an artistic code of conduct, a way of life.
Eva Hesse, Robert Mangold, Hanna Darboven, and Robert Ryman are just a few of LeWitt's celebrated contemporaries with whom the artist exchanged works. Such exchanges were not limited to well-known artists, however: LeWitt consistently traded works with admirers whom he did not know but who had nevertheless sent their work to him, as well as amateur artists with whom he interacted in his daily life. LeWitt's exchanges—he responded to every work he received by sending back one of his own—fostered an ongoing form of artistic communion and, in some cases, a source of support and patronage. The Sol LeWitt Private Collection retains all of the works he received, as well as a record of what he offered in return.
For LeWitt, the act of exchange seemed to be not only a personal gesture, but also an integral part of his conceptual practice. In addition to encouraging the circulation of artworks through a gift economy that challenged the art world's dominant economic model, LeWitt's exchanges with strangers have the same qualities of generosity, and risk, that characterized his work in general. This kind of exchange was designed to stage an encounter between two minds, outside the familiar confines of friendship.
If we consider the process of exchange as another of Sol LeWitt's instructional pieces, then the rational (or irrational) thing to do is to continue to exchange work and ideas, if only symbolically, with him.
/—This is a call to those who share an affinity with Sol LeWitt's legacy as a conceptual artist, to those who knew him and those who did not—to anyone who has ever wondered, "What would Sol LeWitt like?"/
Your gift to Sol LeWitt can take the form of an image, an object, a piece of music, or a film. Books, ephemera, and other non-perishable items (e.g. wine) are also welcome. Other ideas may be discussed with the curator.
2D contributions should be no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches;
3D contributions should be no larger than 12 x 12 x 12 inches.
All contributions will be exhibited at either Cabinet or MASS MoCA. The curator will notify you of the location of your contribution by 1 December 2010.
Contributions can be dropped off, mailed, emailed, or faxed between September 15th and October 15th to the mail address below.
A publication documenting the contributions will accompany the shows and will be presented at the conclusion of the project to all participants.
Please note that we cannot return your contribution. You can, however, pick it up at the end of the exhibition if prior arrangements have been made.
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt
c/o Cabinet
300 Nevins Street
NY 11217 Brooklyn
fax: + 1 718 222-3700
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FLACC   Workplace for visual artist
Deadline: Sept 1
FLACC is a workplace for visual artists and creates the conceptual, organisational and technical conditions for realising unique artist projects.
E very year, FLACC selects ten artists to set up a new project. In each annual selection, FLACC aims to strike a balance between national and international artists, between beginners and artists with experience, between autonomous art and/or research projects and artists that deal in more concrete terms with the historical, geographical or social context of the workplace.
FLACC has metal and woodworking workshops, a digital studio, and a foundry with a furnace and kilns for ceramics, bronze and glass applications, and an extensive workspace.
The staff is knowledgeable about the production possibilities of nearby workplaces and collaborates with those workplaces and with schools and companies to give the artists the best possible support and assistance.
The call is open for all visual artists. Due to the diversity of our workshops, the application is open for projects in various media and disciplines.
Projects with a notice of the specific geographical, cultural, social or historical situation of FLACC (or Genk/Belgium), challenging the notion of a 'workplace' or with the specific technical possibilities of FLACC are preferable. The work period is three-month full time in 2011 or around 90 days, divided in several smaller work periods. FLACC offers an accommodation, a workplace, covered travel expenses, a per diem as well as a small production budget.
Application procedure
Please use our application form for your application. The application should include a well-defined project proposal, a thoroughly calculated budget, a preferable time frame and your résumé.
Luuk Nouwen and Sarah Indeherberge
André Dumontlaan 2
B-3600 Genk
tel: 32 (0)89 84 52 23
fax: 32 (0)89 84 52 24

Consejo Superior de Deportes + Idensitat            call for interdisciplinary projects
Deadline: 10/15/10
promoting the relationship between sport and the social, cultural and creative areas
The Consejo Superior de Deportes [CSD] (Sports Council) in collaboration with Idensitat [ID #6] announces a call for interdisciplinary projects promoting the relationship between sport and the social, cultural and creative areas.
We are witnessing the development of what might be considered as a "field" of social commitment in sports that did not exist until just a few years ago. This commitment takes on, as a main feature, topics of social exclusion as well as the integration of immigrant populations.
The increasing prominence of activities and sports projects directed at these sectors leads us to research experiences in what we might call " good practices " to build an archive as a resource for learning, debating, and to build relationships among sport, social interventions, and creative practices (art, design, architecture, etc.). We believe that sport interacting with these fields can support processes of social cohesion, especially when it helps to create places, or to strengthen already existing venues, where peer groups can meet and communicate. In this way, sport can become an interesting source of social capital and an element for the creation of different social networks (contacts, friends, friendship, prestige, etc.).
Within creative practices, sport is often treated as circumstantial or thematic, but some examine certain social dynamics as a basis for work regarding relationships and shared creativity. Sport enhances these kinds of relationships and connections. Sports activities usually facilitate contact and relationships between individuals and groups of different backgrounds without the protocols demanded in other types of activities. Bringing both aspects together, we believe, can help develop projects to stimulate social creativity and an exchange of values particular to every field of action in certain local contexts.
The aim of this call for projects is to identify existing work, to generate an archive of " good practices ", disseminate them, and to support the creation of new experiences which connect sport to other disciplines. The call is aimed at the wide range of organizers, creators and cultural agents who operate throughout Spain.

Types of Projects at which this call is aimed
1-Projects about physical activity and sports* promoted by organizations, associations, sports clubs, local councils, regional councils, autonomic governments mainly concerned with social inclusion as well as social intervention through sport in disadvantaged zones.
2-Creative projects* proceeding from different disciplines (artists, architects, designers, etc.) that organize or promote projects based on sporting subjects and with special orientation towards social questions.
3-Hybrid projects* arising from the relationship between creators and organizations, sports clubs, social educators, etc.; proposing collaborative work and concerning subjects of inclusion or social intervention through this relationship between creativity and sport.
Proposals can be submitted for the following awards:
1.Project bank
Call for projects in progress or already finished. The projects selected will be part of an archive or project bank with the aim to disseminate them, and make them accessible. All selected projects will receive an honorable mention by the Consejo Superior de Deportes and Idensitat. In addition three projects selected for their contribution of distinctive and innovating features will be awarded with 1.000 Euros.
2- Project laboratory
Call for unpublished projects in which sport is the main thread, or an important part in its methodology of intervention. These projects must provide answers to problems related to social inclusion in different urban contexts, raising questions, detecting conflicts, proposing strategies of negotiation or of participation through sport. Projects that can be realized in the medium-short term and sharing production through workshops, preferably in collaboration with local organizations. All selected projects will receive an honorable mention from the Consejo Superior de Deporte and some will be selected to be awarded a maximum of 8.000 Euros each toward their production in 2011. Proposals for both awards can refer to any Spanish city.

Proposals submission
Proposals must be sent in digital format to the e-mail address below, specifying the category of application: Project bank or Project laboratory.
Project bank: requirements
- Written document setting out the basic outline of the project and its aims. (5.000 characters máx.)
- Images and texts on the project and references to the context in which was located. (5.000 characters maximum and 10 images.)
- Curriculum of the members of the project specifying a representative in the case of a collective.
- Contact details (name, telephone, e-mail and postal direction).
Project laboratory: requirements
- written document setting out the basic outline of the project. (5.000 characters máx.)
- A maximum of 10 images to help illustrate the project's content.
- Curriculum of the members of the project specifying a representative in the case of a collective.
- Contact details (name, telephone, e-mail and postal direction).
Pl. Gran, 2.
E- 08280 Calaf

apexart Franchising - Resolving another boundary between art and business
Deadline: THROUGH OCTOBER 1, 2010
Based on the idea of creating its own franchise, apexart has held two worldwide open calls for 400-word proposals asking participants why the franchise should come to their town and provide all of the support necessary to produce an exhibition.
As the art world adopts strategies from the world of business, cultural organizations have set up franchises around the globe. For the second year, apexart is joining this trend and setting up its own franchise in a new city. The Franchise competition is an opportunity for anyone from anywhere to create their own temporary apexart. For a four-week exhibition, the winner will be the director, curator and/or staff of your own apexart franchise with an $8,000 exhibition budget, a modest salary, and almost complete control. apexart provides the funding, along with the necessary guidance to make the curated exhibition happen. This includes an apexart brochure in an edition of 10,000 and its distribution around the world to more than 108 countries and a visit or two from us. The winning curator will also write an essay about the show. The Franchise is an opportunity to help bring an idea to fruition in a new place and to give someone an interesting opportunity.
The Franchise was conceived to explore a relationship between art and commerce and to enable an exhibition based on meritocratic consensus. To further extend the public interactive nature of this idea, we ask a large number of individuals to take part on a jury to score submissions from countries around the world.
We want your help! In order to make the Franchise as fair as possible, we invite up to 300 jurors to be responsible for a part of the process, reading about 25 proposals each. To participate as a judge, send us your name, location, and a short statement about why you are interested in getting involved by September 15.