Im/Plants Program at National Sculpture Factory (Cork, Ireland)
Deadline: 6/9/14
NSF Im/Plants proposes a program of seasonal implantations (insertions) into the National Sculpture Factory. This project is open to Irish and international artists, curators, independent art groups, individual cultural and spatial practitioners, and collectives across all art disciplines. Artists/participants are implanted as productive agents, that is, invited to respond to the specificity of the National Sculpture Factory – as a site for manufacture; as a host organism; as a seedbed for propagation – in order to test, affect or re-imagine the boundaries of what the art organization can be through alternative forms of production. Each implant is of a 3-month duration and is programmed to happen seasonally. It is self-directing and self-sufficient, with an overall stipend of €3,000 and with access to the full resources and supports of the NSF, adapted to the needs of each specific applicant.

Fungiculture Issue#1 – Collaborative Cultivations
Abstract Submission Deadline: 6/15/14
Fungiculture is the psychedelic journal for cultural studies: a space for the experimental and playful cultivation of ideas and practices, for cross-pollinations amongst theoretical attitudes, for imagining with, between, through, alongside and against the thought of others. In this vein, we are delighted to announce that our first issue, ‘Collaborative Cultivations,’ shall explore and galvanize collaboration as methodology and aggregating thread. We invite proposals that are specifically conceived and realized as collaborative efforts in research and speculation, focusing on any subject of interest within the study of culture. Submissions may engage with, but are not limited to discourses surrounding media studies, radical politics, aesthetics, ethics, philosophy, queer and affect theory. The selected projects will be released weekly on the Fungiculture online platform over a set period of time, inhabiting a space of further dialogue and debate. At the end of this period, the projects will be compiled as a pdf anthology available for download. Send to:

Call For Visual Artists To Illustrate Children’s Book
Deadline: 6/30/14
The Master Player Library is seeking an artist or illustrator for a children’s book project. The artist would render drawings for a non-traditional version of the folktale “A Frog Went a-Courtin’.” Artwork can be done using sketch, paint, computer design or other techniques. Sketch illustrations must include a use of color. The artwork will be the central focus in a professionally printed book. Artists must send examples of previous artwork that demonstrate an aptitude and ability for the project.

Digital Art Call for Entries: The Lumen Prize Exhibition
Deadline: 6/30/14
The Lumen Prize Exhibition, the global award and tour for digitally created art, welcomes entries through June 30. The 25 exhibition works, including the 7 prize winners, will be part of a global exhibition tour that will visit Athens, Cardiff, Amsterdam, NYC and London. Photo-montage, photo-manipulation, iPad art, iPhoneography, creative coding, interactive installation, glitch art, HTML/CSS art, web based art, animation, moving image, digital collage, app art, digital sculpture, 3D rendering are all eligible. 1 entry fee costs $40 and allows the submission of 2 works. A percentage of each entry fee goes to partner charity Peace Direct. Go to to register now.

The 2014 International Art Program For Children With Disabilities: Yo Soy…Je Suis…I Am…My Neighborhood
Deadline: 7/1/14
The 2014 International Art Program for Children with Disabilities is now open for entries! Children with disabilities are encouraged to create a portrait that illustrates themselves in their neighborhood. What makes their neighborhood awesome? Cool houses? Fun neighbors? A great park or playground? Student-artists are encouraged to illustrate all the important people, places, and landscapes of their local space that shape who they are and who they will be in the future. A selection of artwork from the online entries will be chosen for a live exhibition in Washington, DC. Parents or educators of children with a disability, ages 5-18, are welcome to submit!

Sundance Short Film Festival
Deadline: 7/1/14
In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Sundance Institute invites storytellers to submit short films that explore empowering individuals and communities who are overcoming poverty and hunger, combating disease, or improving health. The goal of the challenge is to use the power of independent film and collective creativity to inspire a global conversation around innovative solutions that real people are using to conquer these challenges. FIVE winning Short Films will premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and those FIVE winning filmmakers will each receive a $10,000 prize and an all-expenses paid trip to attend the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Not a filmmaker, but want to get involved? Submit your Story that celebrates individuals or communities overcoming poverty and hunger (for example, it can be a subject, a place, an event or a concept). We will be awarding FIVE Story winners $1,000 each for inventive and interesting submissions and one of those winning Stories will be brought to life by a renowned Sundance Institute filmmaker. If your Story is selected to be produced, you will attend the premiere of this short at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

En Foco’s New Work Photography Fellowship Awards
Deadline: 7/7/14
En Foco’s New Work Photography Fellowship Awards is an annual program selecting several U.S. based photographers of Latino, African or Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and Pacific, through a free, national call for entries. New Works helps artists to create or complete an in-depth photographic series exploring themes of their choice, and provides the infrastructure needed for national visibility and a professional exhibition of their new work in the New York area. For details on how to apply, please visit

ARTWARD: Call For Entries
Deadline: 9/30/14
ARTWARD is an international art competition awarded by the agency ICAA e.K. ARTWARD is focused on the young talents in art. The prize money, as well as artist-in-residence programs, offer artists the opportunity to implement new projects. The prize is democratic and transparent. Each candidate is given a unique URL page with text and images, and is promoted on our social network platforms. An international jury, consisting of renowned art experts, judges not only on outstanding artistic quality, innovation and a compelling total work are just as important. In addition, we act as an agent between artists and collectors, curators, galleries and our customer projects. NEW: We want to promote the international exchange of artists and art institutions and also invite international artists to apply for the ARTWARD.
Learn more:  or in German:

Headlands Center for the Arts: Artist in Residence Program (Sausalito, CA, USA)
Deadline: 6/6/14
The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include private studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends when available. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.

Balmoral Fellowships 2015 (Germany)
Deadline: 6/28/14
Six residential fellowships will be awarded to international visual artists. For the residencies for 2015, applicants’ artistic work should focus on or have some connection with or make reference to Dada. This offering, which is unique in Germany, is intended to enable deeper mutual creative cross-fertilization among the resident artists. It will also lead to a more intensive specialist exchange of ideas with external artists, speakers, teachers, curators, etc. Two fellowships last three months and four fellowships last nine months. All residential fellowships run from June each year. The residential fellowships are endowed with 1,400 € a month and include free accommodation in the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral.
To foster dialog between artistic work and theoretical reflection, Balmoral awards a residential curator fellowship to a fellow in the humanities (preferably art history). The curator fellowship is awarded to persons whose university degree (at least M.A.) was completed not more than 5 years ago. For the curator fellowship, mastery of the German language spoken and in writing as well as good knowledge of English is essential. The fellowship lasts nine months and begins in June 2015. It is endowed with 1,400 € per month and includes free accommodation in the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral.
Additional information and PDF application forms are available on our homepage

Emerging Artists Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Deadline: 7/5/14
The Harpo Foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) was established in 2013 to provide an annual opportunity to an emerging visual artist 25 years and older who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects. Artist Fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a handsomely appointed room with private bath, a beautiful, well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend. Artists must apply online. To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Residency Program Manager Nina Elder at (505) 424-5050 or gro.iafs@seicnediser at the Santa Fe Art Institute.

Moving Landscape Residency Program 2014 (Lecce, Italy)
Deadline: 7/15/14
Moving landscape #2 is a workshop open to both national and international visual artists, without age limitations. The project aims to jumpstart a study of the landscape, specifically the parts of it crossed or influenced by the railway, and to build a discourse on the dialogue between, travel/land/crossing. Moving Landscape takes form following the need to give a new and alternative aesthetic value to the territory touched by the railway and to the anthropological consideration that it sparks. The residency program duration is of 18 days split between September and December 2014. Participation in the competition is free. Each selected artist will receive a grant of 2.200 euro.

Arteles Creative Residency Program 2015 (Finland)
Deadline: 7/18/14
Since 2010, we have welcomed over 330 selected artists & creative professionals from 43 countries to freely explore, experiment & expand their creative practice and thinking, to produce works and to collaborate with other energetic and ambitious artistic minds for a concentrated period of 1 to 3 months. Our program allows you the time, space, facilities & freedom you need in order to develop yourself and your work. You can go experimental, test new ideas, produce works, collaborate with other energetic, international artists, or take it as an opportunity to turn towards to your inner self and the nature – the choice is yours. To find out more and to apply online please visit our website:

Open Call: Piramidón Artist Residency in Barcelona
Piramidón has a total of 16 studios, two are for non-residents for temporary stays of 3 to 6 months. Features of residency: Exhibition of works in the exhibition hall; Information and communication of the all exhibitions at the “Piramidón News”, on the website and on social networks; Free access to the kitchen-office; Free use of the dining room and / or meeting room; Free use of the tools and machinery; Water and electricity services; Free wifi access; Printing facilities; Free access to the rooftop terrace; Reception messaging; Storage and temporary custody of artist personal belongings.

* The above information courtesy of Cultural Arts Division Newsletter of Austin, Texas.
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courtesy e-news of International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agences (IFACCA)

Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2014
Edinburgh International Culture Summit, Edinburgh, Scotland
10 August 2014 to 12 August 2014
The 2014 Edinburgh International Culture Summit will place a spotlight on the importance of international dialogue between policy-makers, artists and arts leaders.

First Annual International Conference on Cultural Relations in Europe and the Mediterranean
Valletta 2018 Foundation, Valletta, Malta
04 September 2014 to 05 September 2014
The conference aims to explore contemporary cultural relations within the Mediterranean in the framework of Valletta as European Capital of Culture 2018.

22nd ENCATC Annual Conference: ‘New Challenges for the Arts: Is it just about money?’
ENCATC, Brno, Czech Republic
17 September 2014 to 19 September 2014
ENCATC, the leading European network on cultural management and cultural policy education, will hold its 22nd Annual Conference “New Challenges for the Arts: Is it just about money?” from 17-19 September 2014 in Brno, Czech Republic.

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