Crossing points: The way of thread

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 SUBMISSION  DEADLINE: August 1st, 2016 
For this program we are calling fiber artists; all visual artists who wishing to gain access to the traditional Indian textile art, and to express their ideas through textile techniques, materials and concepts. Textile artists, designers, or visual artists with specific interest in textiles.

 

About the Programs:

D.I.S.C. the Art programs are created to include journey part of the program when artists will be moving from place to place. In this program artists will move to four places to meet the backbone of traditional Odian art – textile. This journey is about Art, connection, people, experience, materials, techniques, new opportunities, joy of simple living and about stepping out of a comfort zone into a new realm of discovery.In this program artists will have a possibility to be introduced to one of the most beautiful crafts of Odisha – textile; from sacred khadi to the extraordinary achievement of textile – double ikat weaving and authentic adivasi (indigenous/ tribal) textiles. Odisha is a region that is world renown for the textile work created here. From cocoon to sari, the whole process of creation unfolds here.Artists will be introduced to the variety of traditional Odian textile materials, techniques and concepts. The main goal of the program is to transform and express the collected knowledge through the language of contemporary art – but ideologically and conceptually stay connected to the basic concepts of textile – by the technique, material and idea.In this program we will map the crossing points where innovation meets  the tradition. The most valuable is conceptual attachment and transformation of the artists through the techniques and themes as a ritual and return to source, ensuring the continuity of thought processes and the ability to speak of relevant everyday topics through the techniques that date back thousands of years, cloaked in time and mystery.Resident artists will be creating and traveling in the rural areas of Odisha state, India. The residency contains 3 stages – journey, base camp and exhibition.Visit http://disctheart.com for more information and how to apply.

20th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA

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 SUBMISSION  DEADLINE: June 30th, 2016 

20th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA

 

 Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

Like previous years we are looking for new video art works and short films, media installations, live audiovisual performances, network based projects. In addition, we are very glad to receive proposals from curators and producers/distributors for the non-competitive special screenings.
Categories: Video/Film | Media installations | Network and Software projects | Live AV performances
Entry forms are online and artists can easily provide their video previews directly by web form. 

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Call for Photographs : From Recent Citizens’ Mobilization in Balkans

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The Calvert 22 Foundation and The Calvert Journal are accepting entries for the New East Photo Prize, which aims to reward outstanding projects that offer an insightful, contemporary perspective on people and countries in the region.

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FutureScapes Writing Contest: “Write Your Story, Change The World”

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FutureScapes is an annual writing competition that asks writers to envision a particular sort of world, and tell  a story about it. 

Democracy reigns in cities. It is the one place where the average person can readily seek and gain office, shape major policy decisions, and see the fruit of their efforts in real-time. In his seminal study of why democracy managed to take root and flourish in America, Alexis de Tocqueville observed that local government is America’s schoolhouse of democracy. Because a city so frequently touches the private interests of its inhabitants, and because political offices are within the reach of almost anyone, cities produce citizens with democratic skills, interests, and ambitions.

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2016 Interfaith Biennial Exhibition at Dominican University

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 SUBMISSION  DEADLINE: July 22nd, 2016 

CALL FOR ARTWORK: 2016 Interfaith Biennial Exhibition at Dominican University

For National artists

Dominican University is pleased to announce its third Interfaith Biennial Exhibition. The University’s Interfaith Cooperation Committee is dedicated to representing a welcoming environment on campus for a diverse array of faith and value-based beliefs in many aspects, including that of the visual arts.

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Mongolia | open call for artists and curators for Nomad Spirit project

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Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association (MCASA), based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia has launched an international call for the engagement of a curator and an artist for the visual performance art project, NOMAD SPIRIT. The project aims to raise public awareness on potential threats to vital environmental and cultural resources in rural areas of Mongolia caused by mining activities.

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