Deadline: September 19, 2016
Call for Submissions: PAWS Design Contest
Design the official t-shirt for the 10th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut!
Submissions due: September 19, 2016
The winning design will appear on the event t-shirt for the 10th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut, which will be held October 22 to benefit PAWS’ efforts to rescue Philadelphia’s homeless dogs and cats. For design specifications and submission details, visit www.phillypaws.org/designcontest
Listing Expires: 9/20/2016
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Arquetopia Natural Pigments Instructional Artist Residency
Day of the Dead Festival and Harvest Holiday Special Sessions, Fall 2016
Oaxaca, Southern Mexico. Apply Now through Monday, August 15
For a limited time, we are now welcoming applications for Day of the Dead Festival special session, Fall 2016. With master instruction, learn to create traditional Mexican Textiles (back-strap weaving or embroidery) in the countryside of Oaxaca, southern Mexico.
Extendable 3-week terms.
Apply Now through Monday, August 15, 2016. Applications are evaluated for selection in the order received vs. after the deadline: http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/2014-10-12-17-29-20/mexican-textiles-residency
THE DAY OF THE DEAD
As practiced by the indigenous communities of Mexico, el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) commemorates the transitory return to Earth of deceased relatives and loved ones. The festivities take place each year at the end of October to the beginning of November. Great care is taken with all aspects of the preparations, for it is believed that the dead are capable of bringing prosperity or misfortune upon their families depending on how the rituals are executed.
Inscribed 2008, Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (originally proclaimed by UNESCO in 2003).
The Mexican Textiles Instructional Artist Residency is a production residency that includes 3 weeks of master instruction (27 hours total; 9 hours per week) in Mexican textiles techniques. Residents learn how to use the traditional back-strap loom, including how to assemble it, and basic weaving techniques; or they learn Mexican embroidery techniques for which we offer instruction in the following: cross-stitching, chain-stitching, shading, and pepenado hilván; or they learn tapestry techniques, using the large floor loom. Each technique is offered separately. Residents wishing to do multiple techniques may apply for consecutive residencies.
OUR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMS
Our Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid- career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, journalists, writers, and cultural researchers age 25 and over. Our programs are based on a non-exploitative model promoting social consciousness. Residents are strongly encouraged to explore various ways of cultural exchange as part of their artistic and/or research goals and to actively engage in critical discussions as part of their residency experience. Understanding Mexico’s context, and specifically Puebla and Oaxaca’s cultural complexity, is key for a successful cultural exchange. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who are interested in creating work or inspired by art, elements, techniques or processes specific to Mexico and/or unique to Puebla or Oaxaca.
Arquetopia is distinguished worldwide for its array of unique residency programs with substantial content. In contrast to various property rental schemes, tourist resorts, B&B’s, and sublets, our residency spaces function exclusively for productive art professionals, writers, and researchers and include structured, informative programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and individualized project support.
• The creation of community with fellow residents and staff during the residency period is important.
Deadline: August 7, 2016
Free Winter Artist Residency in Central Mexico
360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month residency Dec 14, 2016 – Jan 13, 2017.
Winter applications are due August 7, 2016 thru CAFÉ www.callforentry.org
We also have a personal residency program for artists and writers who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 6 months). We still have spaces available August – December. Write email@example.com for dates in 2016 – 2017.
More information on our new website: http://www.360xochiquetzal.com
Join and Like our 360 Xochi Quetzal Group Facebook page (lots of pictures!)
Follow us on Twitter: @360XochiQuetzal
Deadline: September 30, 2016
The Fleur and Charles Bresler Artist Residency
In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville. This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. The residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. The residency offers the gift of time and space to three artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. Each year the current Bresler Resident Artists will present their work in a three-person exhibition at VisArts.
The Bresler Resident Artist is encouraged to initiate community outreach with the VisArts and greater Rockville communities. Rockville is a progressive, diverse city in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It ranks nationally and state-wide as a leader in environmental sustainability and green power use. Rockville is recognized for its high quality of life, excellent schools, numerous public parks, well-educated, and culturally diverse population. Artists are encouraged to engage with local resources including: Rockville Library, Montgomery College Rockville campus and other local schools, historical sites, Rock Creek Park, the Potomac River watershed, and Rockville’s diverse community.
VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries, an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.
The Bresler Residency does not provide housing for artists. Please contact VisArts directly for resources regarding housing during the residency period.
The current call is for artists or collaborative artist teams whose primary residency practice will be Social/Environmental/Community Engagement or Performance Art. *
Call for Applications for 2017 Residency opens: May 11, 2016
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Notification: October 28 , 2016
Final Confirmation: November 4, 2016
Available Residency Dates: May 10- September 3, 2017
September 6, 2017 – January 7, 2018
2017 Bresler Resident Artist Exhibition: January 2018 – February 2018
*Each year the Bresler Residency will focus on visual artists whose primary residency practice will involve the following:
Terms of Residency:
· Qualified applicants are professional individual artists or collaborative artist teams over the age of 18; the program is not designed for program is not designed for undergraduate students or commercial artists.
· Artists working in all media are welcome to apply, but VisArts cannot support the use of hazardous materials that require specific ventilation requirements.
· The studio may be used only for art-making activities.
· The Bresler Resident Artist will be provided with a 169 square foot studio, free of charge, for a period of four months. Each studio is equipped with a sink, Wi-Fi connection and abundant natural light. Studio access is 24/7 except during special VisArts events (advance notice will be given). The artist must provide his/her own studio furniture.
· The Bresler Resident Artist is responsible for maintaining the studio in a safe and reasonably tidy manner, and will not make alterations to the space without permission. The artist must leave the studio in the state in which it was found and remove all belongings at the end of the residency.
· The Bresler Resident Artist is responsible for acquisition, insurance, and care of his/her materials and equipment. Artists who wish to have kilns and other equipment that create additional electrical use must obtain permission for each piece of equipment that they wish to use in their studios.
· The Bresler Resident Artist will participate in the following during his/her residencies:
Application and Selection Process
Required materials include:
May 10- September 3, 2017
September 6, 2017 – January 7, 2018
All applications will be reviewed by a panel of artists and arts professionals.
VisArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage the community in the arts through educational programming, gallery exhibitions and a studio artist program. VisArts provides children, teens and adults with opportunities to express their creativity and enhance their awareness of the arts.
To create an account and register a submission:
Deadline September 24:
Led by CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia and Elysian Fields Philadelphia, our Business Plan Boot Camp is for nonprofit arts/culture/creative organizations and creative for-profit companies interested in investigating the best model for their vision: nonprofit, for-profit, or something in between.
The Boot Camp instructors will take new and existing organizations through a rigorous eight-week strategic business planning process. The workshop entails doing the planning (not just talking or learning about it) and participants will leave the program with a completed business plan in hand and access to three months of implementation support.
Click here for more information.
Deadline: August 24, 2016
The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, announce a public art competition to commission three site-specific entry-gates for The Discovery Center, a new environmental education center to-be-located in the Strawberry Mansion district of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. This commission is in collaboration with the the East Park Leadership and Conservation Center, and is part of a $8.2 million new construction project.
A budget of $80,000 has been allocated for this Percent for Art commission. This sum is inclusive of all artist(s) fees, insurance, fabrication, installation, travel, and all other project related expenses.
Click here for more information on how to apply and what the project is all about.
Deadline: August 2, 2016 at 11:59pm
Application Fee: $20
Introducing a new exciting format for our popular Holiday Craft event this year! The event takes place over one weekend only, with special events, workshops, food trucks, and other fun activities happening concurrently throughout the weekend. The craft market will be curated by MLAC and will focus on handmade goods. We are looking for artists and crafters who create handmade, original artwork, crafts, and artisanal foods. All mediums are welcome to apply. The event is held indoors, rain, shine or snow, and each participant will be provided with a 6 ft x 3 ft space. Apply online at https://mainlineart.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/31280. Applicants should be local (within 60 miles) and must attach up to 5 images of their work and set-up with the application. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm on August 2, 2016. There will be approximately 20 artists/vendors selected for this highly sought after event. Non-refundable application fee: $15 plus $5 Slideroom fee. Table fee for accepted vendors for entire weekend event: $175/table per single vendor or $100 each for shared table by 2 accepted vendors ($200 total). If you would like to share a space with another vendor who has complimentary items, you may indicate the name of your desired table mate when applying. Both of you must be accepted in order to share a space. If your requested table mate is not accepted, and you are, we will offer you your own 6’ x 3’ space. All accepted vendors are responsible for their all own sales and will receive 100% of any sales they make throughout the weekend event. Vendors are responsible for their own sales and packaging and must man their table throughout the entire weekend event. Please read and review the entire prospectus available at www.mainlineart.org before applying.
Nice Things Handmade’s the 6th annual Bang, Boom, CRAFT fair is happening on Sunday July 31st 11-5pm on East Passyunk Avenue (around the singing fountain between Tasker st and Dickenson st.) in conjunction with the 10th annual antique car show!!! The rain date is Sunday August 7th.
This is a juried show. ALL art work needs to handmade. ALL applicants need to be available for both dates in case of rain.
*There are 2 table spaces available 6ft space(no tent) for $40 and 10x10ft(tent) space for $50.
*If you choose to share a space photos of all artists work MUST be submitted.
*TENTS are strongly advised as there is no coverage on the street and there is a chance it will be very hot and/or rain.
*Artists will be notified by July 1st of acceptence into event with all event details. Payment will be due by July 6th to secure your space
*The table fee in non-refundable
* for any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for a space, click here!
The InLiquid Internship Program will offer the experience of working in a nonprofit arts organization. Internships are designed primarily for undergraduate and graduate students, although open to anyone with a strong desire and commitment. We offer internships in three areas including Editorial, Membership and Exhibitions, and Development and Events. Interns will work closely with InLiquid staff and will be involved with regular activities as well as special projects as needed.
Internships are non-paid positions; academic credit may be received depending on the intern’s college program.
The Editorial Assistant Intern will work under the supervision of the External Communications Coordinator. S/He will assist with updating and creating pages on current gallery/museum exhibitions; researching art news, activities, and events for web site and monthly newsletter; and assistance with publicity and press release distribution. Students will be exposed to, and integrally involved in, many facets of a nonprofit visual arts organization. The students will have a unique opportunity to gain expertise in web publication, both on the design end and the editorial end, and will develop an in-depth, insider’s knowledge of a large and vibrant visual arts community. The ideal candidate will be web-savvy and have a strong interest in contemporary visual arts or art history, have strong writing skills, a keen eye for detail, and a willingness to learn. Experience in Dreamweaver, Photoshop, WordPress, and/or basic HTML is a plus, but not essential.
Duration of Internship:
Hours and length of internships will vary according to the needs of the specific job as outlined below. Occasional hours in the evening or weekend may be required. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, but internships might not be granted until the following semester. This position involves a 3 to 6 month commitment, 12 – 16 hours a week. Hours and days of week are flexible.
Responsibilities may include:
• Publish items from our event listings email to the website
• Organize said event listings within newsletters and mailers
• Assist with live coverage of upcoming events (tweeting, curating news, etc.)
• Generate and research content (photos, videos, graphics, stories, etc.) for our Social Media Associate to share on InLiquid’s social sites
• Help maintain and expand InLiquid’s social presence on multiple platforms
• Assist in maintaining the organization of the online shop
• Upload and fact-check artwork descriptions to the online shop
• Art handling; physically organize the office’s prints, artworks, etc. as needed
• Assist with data-entry of demographics info, artworks within our holdings management system, and other general info as needed
• Other duties as assigned
• Working towards or recently graduated with a BA in Journalism, English, Art History or a related field, or a BFA in an area of the Arts with a special interest in arts writing
• Experience and/or background in Blogging, Academic Writing, and Article Writing (specifically about visual art strongly preferred)
• Strong communication skills; advanced grammar and writing skills
• Very strong attention to detail in all areas
• Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments and meet deadlines.
• Creative, flexible, self-starter who also works well within a team; takes direction well – and with a positive attitude
• Maintain a regular schedule, be punctual, and work effectively in a professional manner
• Familiarity with social networking sites, primarily Facebook, Twitter, and Hootsuite; generally computer savvy
• Ability to comfortably interact with InLiquid members and guests is necessary
Please send a resume, cover letter, 2 references, and a short writing sample (250-500 words) to Dawn Kramlich at Dawn@inliquid.org with the subject line “Editorial Internship”; or mail to: Editorial Internship, Attn: Dawn Kramlich, InLiquid, 1400 N. American Street, Studio 314, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Deadline August 31, 2016:
The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport, PA is accepting proposals for solo or small group exhibitions for the 2017-18 exhibition season. The 3,000 square foot gallery on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology is dedicated to promoting art appreciation through exhibitions of contemporary art.
All media will be considered. The gallery offers a shipping stipend, and an honorarium is offered to artists who deliver a gallery talk at the opening reception. Artists must have enough work to fill the full gallery space, and are encouraged to view the gallery floor plan before submitting.
Artists may apply either through a secure online entry system or via mail. There is no entry fee.
All proposals must include the following items:
• Completed entry form
• 15-20 images of current, original work for review
• Detailed list of images including title, medium, size, and year completed
• Artist statement
For full entry information, please visit https://gallery.pct.edu/inquiries.htm
Questions can be directed to Penny Lutz, Gallery Director at 570-320-2445
Listing Expires: 08/31/2016
3rd Street Gallery is seeking exceptional artists to join our artist-run cooperative and accepts applications for full and associate level membership on a rolling basis.
Entitles artists to have their own individual show, exhibit in annual group shows and have an artist’s page on the gallery’s website with eight images. Full Members are required to pay monthly dues, gallery sit, attend monthly meetings, help host First Friday openings throughout the year, and to serve on two committees.
Entitles artists to exhibit work in an annual group show as well as a 15-member Associate Group Show every 18 months to two years, and have an artist’s page on the gallery’s website with one image. Associate Members are required to pay monthly dues. Associate Members may attend monthly meetings, gallery sit, or be a part of a committee, all of which are optional.
To apply for membership
Decide which membership you would like to apply for.
Click the appropriate prospectus button which outlines the application process along with the advantages and detailed responsibilities of membership. You will be asked to submit a resume, artist statement, and images of your most recent work, including an image list, with title, size, and media.
You will then be contacted as to the review date and will be requested to bring three to five pieces of original work to the Gallery.
Click here for more info
In 1991, Bryan Hoffman had a realization. There wasn’t enough nature in our day-to-day lives. Where were the plants? The trees? Why didn’t the delights of the garden extend to one’s home or office?
Hoffman Design Group is the product of that thought. For twenty-five years, we have provided superior interior plantscaping, exterior landscaping, floral design, and seasonal display services in the Delaware Valley. We are looking for three creative and administrative professionals to join our award-winning team.
Our Open Positions Include:
Holiday Display Operations Lead
The Holiday Display Operations Lead is responsible for assisting the Holiday Display Manager in managing and running the daily operations of the department, including the hiring of seasonal staff, scheduling jobs and labor, supervising warehouse operations, keeping inventories updated, training staff, and executing operational procedures. Duties will also include hands-on production of holiday displays and warehouse work, loading and unloading of trucks, and lifting and moving boxes
-Excellent organizational skills
-Good at multi-tasking
-Ability to use hand-held phone and inventory systems
-Proficient in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel
-Ability to lift 35-50 pounds
-Valid driver license
Education and experience:
-Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
-Minimum 1 year supervisory experience preferred
FT, $15-$17/hour depending on experience.
Bookkeeper (Sharon Hill, PA)
We are currently seeking a highly organized, resourceful individual with a very high level of attention to detail to perform bookkeeping duties. The Bookkeeper is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable including collections, and payroll processing. This position assists with other financial and office duties as needed. Duties include computer work using Microsoft Dynamics and other Microsoft Office
programs and general office work.
-Experience with accounting functions including payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and general office duties.
-Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
-Excellent personal skills when interacting with clients and co-workers.
-Very high attention to detail.
-High level of organization and self-motivation.
-Minimum high school diploma or the equivalent.
-F/T 4 days/week
-Benefits include medical/prescription/vision/dental insurance, life/disability insurance,
401k, and vacation
Compensation: $36,000 annual salary
Sales Professional (Sharon Hill, PA)
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our Sales Team, handling the prospecting, sales, and design for our full-scope of services, with a focus on taking the lead in developing new accounts.
The sales professional is responsible for generating revenue based on predetermined sales goals, generating and follow-up on sales prospects, and preparation and presentation of bids. Responsibilities also include participation in professional and social networks, as well as on-line communities and the ability to translate that knowledge into recommendations for the company. The sales professional works closely with clients to create cutting edge designs in our full range of services: interior plantscaping, exterior urban landscaping, floral designs, and holiday displays. Additional responsibilities include coordinating with internal staff to ensure projects are installed and maintained properly and on-going account management including client relations, account profitability, and exceptional client service.
-BS in related field preferred
-1-2 years of sales experience
-Strong prospecting skills
-Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
-Well spoken, exceptional communication and organizational skills
-Ability to work independently in a team environment
-Strong work ethic, ability to multi-task, motivated self-starter
-Driver’s license and insured vehicle required
-Benefits include medical/prescription/vision/dental insurance, life/disability insurance, 401k, and vacation
-Compensation: annual salary base + commission
If you’re interested in any of these exciting opportunities, send your resume to email@example.com
Deadline August 30, 2016:
3 DAY ONSITE PROGRAM
Digital Fabrication Residency program residents gain access for 3 days to learn and gain hands-on experience with laser cutting, cnc routing, FDM 3D printing, digital embroidery and 3D scanning. Applications for the 3 Day onsite residency program must include a project proposal that outlines what the resident plans to work on while onsite. Residents are responsible for arranging their own accommodations, travel expenses, meals and if projects require materials outside of those provided.
DFR works with residents in 2 to 3 online meetings prior to their onsite visit to figure out project needs and file preparation prior to the onsite visit. This is a highly individualized opportunity to work one on one with the DFR team to develop and work through ideas on the machines and utilizing a private studio. There are basic materials supplied and residents can send materials to be ready for their onsite visit. Residents have unlimited use of the machines and DFR team during facility hours. Only one resident per 3 day period. Applicants must recommend their preferred dates on their application. There is no required software or machine experience required to apply. We select applicants based on project proposals and learning objectives that would most benefit from attending the residency.
There is no application fee to apply to this program. Applications are available at www.digitalfabricationresidency.com
Digital Fabrication Residency designed this special program for artists to quickly learn about software options, machines and an overview of what is possible with digital fabrication. Powerful tutorials will focus on how all this technology enables 2D and 3D output. We like to call it the mountain top view. We provide an overview and then work our way down into some of the specifics of laser cutting/engraving, CNC routing, digital embroidery, 3D scanning, project visualization and many other amazing ways artists can transform creative concepts through the machines and into the artist’s hand.
No application required. Session dates are listed below. 2 workshops a week. Each 2 hours long. Online. Connect from your studio, work or home and learn. Each 2 week block includes live workshop content on Tuesday and Thursdays beginning at 12 PM EST. The DigiFab OnRamp Program kicks off June 15th! See the calendar below to select your session dates.
No applications are required for this program. Enrollment is open to all visual artists. www.digitalfabricationresidency.com
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Listing Expires: 08/31/2016
InLiquid is proud to announce that as a part of our partnership with Blick Art Materials, we are introducing a Micro-Grants Program exclusively for our Artist Members. This is a wonderful new member benefit and is currently for those working on a project that will be publicly exhibited in 2016 (this can include exhibitions, public commissions, etc.). The purpose of this funding opportunity is to assist artists in covering necessary material costs (as funding will be awarded in the form of Blick gift cards, redeemable in-store only). All submissions will be reviewed by an Advisory Committee consisting of artists and professionals from the region’s arts and culture community (not InLiquid staff). The committee will meet quarterly.
The requirements for this program are as follows:
• Blick Micro-Grants will be awarded in the form of gift cards, redeemable in-store only.
• Applicants must be current InLiquid Artist Members.
• Artist must complete and exhibit the proposed project in 2016.
• The Micro-Grant is not meant to fully fund a project, but instead assist in covering material costs.
• Applications must be submitted online through the link provided. Please be prepared to include your materials list and budget.
To be considered for a Micro-grant, please apply here: https://airtable.com/shrgrCpIIW9qctEWb
ART MARKET AT TYLER 5
Friday, September 23, 2016
Times 12pm – 8pm
Art Market at Tyler is a non-profit art and craft fair designed to support the regional arts community by providing artists, artist collectives, students, and businesses who serve artists a venue for sale of work, self promotion and networking. We provide an easily accessible space for holiday shoppers and collectors to find new works by emerging and established artists. Visitors will enjoy complimentary food and drinks from Victory Brewing Company during our “Crafts & Drafts” happy hour, and access to participate in maker classes and watch demonstrations. Art Market at Tyler is promoted heavily by Temple University as a signature event for Homecoming Weekend’s “Night of the Arts”. Complete schedule with information for buyers, party goers and looky-loos coming soon.
Any and all individual artists, groups and guilds are encouraged to apply.
There are multiple ways to participate in Art Market. See which one works for you. Please contact us with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Listing Expires: 09/24/2016
Artists and makers are invited to apply to exhibit and sell at the Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival – coming this Fall on Sunday, September 11, 2016!
The Arts on the Avenue Festival is an expansion of the perennial favorite, the Arts and Music Festival in Lansdowne, and is expected to draw more than 2,500 people to our historic downtown. We’ve moved our popular event outdoors for an all-day festival of fine art, artisan craftsmanship and live music that now includes local food trucks and children’s entertainment. Artists who have participated in the Lansdowne Arts and Music Festival are encouraged to apply, but we’re also excited to see new faces and new unique handmade items!
This show is juried and artists will be selected based on quality of work, but also diversity of the show. We’d like to showcase many different categories of craftsmanship including ceramics, photography, wood and sculpture, painting and drawing, jewelry and mixed media. Preference will be given to artists and makers who are willing to do a day-of demonstration of their process.
Artists must provide their own tent, table, chairs and displays. Please note, this event is outdoors, and will go on rain or shine!
Application deadline: TBD
Cost: In order to apply, prospective artists must pay a $25 application fee. Once selected, an additional $50 will secure a 10′ x 10′ space along Lansdowne Avenue.
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Listing Expires: 09/12/2016
Deadline May 9: The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy, is proud to announce an exciting opportunity at The Oval for Summer 2016. For the past three summers, The Oval, located at Eakins Oval along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has been transformed into a fun and lively oasis with programming for people of all ages. Games and activities for kids, a beer garden under the trees, live music, an outdoor movie screen on the lawn, group yoga, a variety of food trucks to pick from each week and more are set up in an effort to reprogram the under-utilized site which functions as a parking lot during the rest of the year. The Oval becomes a flourishing park for five weeks and the mural sets the tone for the entire summer experience.
This year, we would like The Oval project to consider Philadelphia’s role as the hearth of American democracy and the location of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, which will take place during the time The Oval is open for public use (the DNC is July 25-28, 2016). We are seeking artists or artist teams who have the capability of not only creating the large-scale, iconic design for which The Oval has become known, but also proposing a programming element that allows Oval visitors to engage in an activity related to civic discourse (the programming element should be reflected in the final design).
BACKGROUND & SITE CONTEXT: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, revealed the City of Philadelphia’s new “Park on the Parkway” in July 2013. The eight acres of public space located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway known as Philadelphia’s own “Avenue des Champs-Élysées,” Eakins Oval (2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway) became The Oval, a park with community programming, events and activities. Designed to promote the Parkway as a neighborhood park for all Philadelphians, The Oval offers a wide array of activities and amenities, and features park spaces that all ages can easily access and enjoy. theovalphl.org
DESIGN & PRODUCTION: The design and production phases are set up separately allowing for an artist/designer/team to design the mural with the option to have a production team execute the painting of the mural. Ideally, the artist is able to oversee the production but it is not a requirement; however, as a result, production fees are set up separately from the design fee. The project manager will work with the artist to assemble a production team. The production phase is approximately one week in July and begins after the site is cleared from the July 4th celebration. Opening Day is set for Friday, July 15th – the artist is expected to be in attendance at the Opening Day press event regardless of production participation.
ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to established and emerging artists, designers, or an artist/design team from the Philadelphia region. It is preferred that the artist has a connection to Philadelphia, lives within the region, or lives close enough to commute regularly if selected. The selected artist will ideally be present during the production phase and must be in attendance for the Opening Day event.
PROJECT PHASES & SCHEDULE:
Phase 1: Artist Selection from RFQ
Deadline for RFQ submissions: Friday, April 8, 2016 (NOON)
Artist Selection Notifications: By Friday, April 15, 2016
Phase 2: Design Concepts
Concept Phase Begins: Monday, April 18, 2016
Deadline for Design Concepts: Monday, May 9, 2016
(Presentations to the Selection Committee – Week of May 9th)
Phase 3: Final Design
Final Design Phase Begins: Monday, May 16, 2016
(Finalist will need to attend 1-2 meetings during late May through June for design progress approval)
Phase 4: Production
Mural Production: July 8 – 14, 2016
Opening Day: Friday, July 15th (Artist must be present for Opening Day press event)
PROJECT DELIVERABLES FOR DESIGN CONCEPTS: The artist/designer chosen will be responsible for designing a mural and submitting it in a cleaned-up digital format. Artist is responsible for: sizing the mural to the site plans, providing proper dimensions of artwork, creating a production plan for the team, and providing all necessary dimensions for paint estimates, regardless of their level of involvement in actual mural production.
CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSION DELIVERABLES:
Please send us the following documents to the email address noted below:
1. An Artist/Collaborative Statement of Interest, two pages maximum, (a) explaining how you would approach this project, (b) describing relevant experience that would contribute to your success in completing this project, and (c) confirming your availability to undertake this project within its timeline.
2. A current Resume, Bio and/or CV.
3. Work sample images: Up to eight (8) images of your artwork or designs. Collaborative teams may submit up to six (6) images per member, but no more than 15 images combined. Images must be sent as JPG files at 150dpi. All images must clearly be labeled with the artist/team’s name and a corresponding number that coincides with the image directory.
4. Image directory: A list of the submitted work sample images corresponding to the order in which the digital images are submitted describing the medium used, artwork dimensions, partners involved, and dates the work was created.
Please send your digital submission to: email@example.com
Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. muralarts.org
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is the City department that is most engaged in the lives of residents and visitors alike on a daily basis. Through its programs, policies and physical amenities, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation promotes the well-being of the City, its citizens and visitors, by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, historically significant resources, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, along with enriching cultural and environmental programs. phila.gov/parksandrecreation
The Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion the Fairmount Park system. Its mission is to work as a collaborative partner to lead and support efforts that preserve and improve Fairmount Park to enhance the quality of life and stimulate the economic development of the Greater Philadelphia Region. The Fairmount Park Conservancy fulfills its mission by leading signature capital projects, innovative programs, and historic preservation efforts throughout Fairmount Park; by developing and leveraging resources for the park; and by promoting the parks’ unique assets and contributions, including nearly 50 historic properties now under Conservancy management. The Fairmount Park system covers more than 10,200 acres and is considered one of the largest urban park systems in the world. It includes a network of more than 100 neighborhood parks and contains some of the region’s most famous treasures and attractions. myphillypark.org
“Fringe Festival is an artistic sanctuary. A place you go to be seen, heard, and different.” Gunnar Montana, Festival Artist
Be a part of the Festival that mobilizes artists and creates a cityscape filled with theater, dance, music, visual art, digital/web art, and everything in between. Across Old City, South Philly, West Philly, Kensington, Fishtown, and beyond, every neighborhood of the city is transformed into its own arts festival: a network of shows that excites and activates Philadelphia’s communities around artistic ideas.
The 20th Fringe Festival, presented by FringeArts, takes place September 9–24, 2016, with curated national and international performances, and works that are produced by independent artists and promoted by FringeArts.
Listing Expires: 09/10/2016
SAVERY Gallery has several art studios and creative workspaces opening up in the first few weeks of 2016, and we would love to share space with your practice or business! As a gallery we hope to foster collaboration between artists and creative professionals, reinvigorating raw spaces into vibrant hives of creativity.
Located in a renovated factory building, the professional studios and workspaces range in size from ~150-200 sq ft. Complete with hardwood floors, 10 ft ceilings with floor to ceiling sheetrock, ample electrical outlets, heat and a/c, and access to lavatories and washroom.
Studios can be shared, and are rented on flexible lease terms with prices ranging from $450-$600 per month + utilities. Available prorated for mid-January!
The building, already a hub for artists and creative professionals to practice their craft, is centrally located in a rapidly regenerating section of Philadelphia. Close to public transportation and I-95.
For more information, photos, or to schedule a tour of the spaces, please contact us by calling (267) 687-7769, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We have space available in our studio on the 4th floor. The space has previously been used for a graphics business and a computer consulting business. There are many outlets and dedicated circuits for electronic equipment. We ask that your studio practice be dust-free and volitile solvent free.
The space is about 575 square feet with 5 windows. It includes a shared entry area, h/c water sink, small fridge, microwave and eating area. Price includes monthly cleaning. The unit has its own HVAC system and the utility bills are prorated.
The sublet area is divided from other spaces by homosote (pin-board) walls and shelving units. The walls are 8’ high but do not go up to the ceiling which is 12’ – 14’. Entries to all spaces are open. The studio front door has security bolt locks.
Asking $600/month plus prorated utilities. Available for move-in immediately.
Call John Woolsey, 215-805-6090, or Bette Woolsey, 215-805-6091; email@example.com
COMPANY OVERVIEW – Based in Macungie, PA (near Allentown), Smooth-On, Inc. is a 120 year old manufacturer of liquid rubbers, liquid plastics, foams and other materials used by artists and industrial companies all over the world for a variety of applications.
SOME APPLICATIONS FOR SMOOTH-ON PRODUCTS INCLUDE:
SPECIAL EFFECTS – Movies such as James Bond, Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit, The Matrix, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Terminator, Star Trek and others too numerous to mention have all used our materials to make their creations come to life.
STAGE AND THEME PARK SET CONSTRUCTION – Universal Studios, Disney World, Broadway Production Houses, Department Stores (Macy’s) and companies use our materials to produce themed environments, stage sets, props and more.
INDUSTRIAL – The US Military as well as every airline in the world specifies Smooth-On adhesives for bonding applications. Our liquid rubbers, plastics and foams are used for prototyping, making industrial parts, road repair and hundreds of other applications.
Smooth-On is currently seeking two (2) Sculpture Studio Assistants specializing in representational and figure sculpting. Interns will be assisting in the completion of an indoor onsite sculpture installation. Materials will be provided.
Shaping, detailing, and finalizing the construction of armatures, sculptures, and castings for attachment-to Tree Project Installation. Interns will be under the supervision of a lead sculptor. Sculpting, mold making, casting, acrylic painting techniques and 3d printed elements may be utilized in this project. Work progress will be reviewed weekly and documented though video and photography.
Desired qualities and experience
• Prior sculpting experience.
• Molding making experience.
• Working knowledge of a variety of sculpting tools.
• Experience digitally sculpting on current 3-D modeling software packages also a plus.
• Meticulous attention to detail.
• Ability to meet deadlines.
• Individual must be curious and willing to learn.
• Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
This is a temporary paid ($15.00 an hour) internship ending December 2015. Please provide images of a minimum of three (3) examples demonstrating previous work
*Important: Intern acknowledges and agrees that all work done on behalf of Smooth-On will remain 100% the property of Smooth-On, Inc. and that he/she will have no ownership claim whatsoever. Intern also agrees that all video and images associated with using company materials and doing work for Smooth-On, Inc. including video and images of the intern can be used for company promotional purposes without restriction and in perpetuity.*
Art & Industry Building
2131 North American Street
5,000 square foot first floor industrial G2 zoned workshop with drive in loading dock, spray
booth/ finish room and 17′ high ceilings. Ideal space for studio, workshop, woodshop,
warehouse use, the possibilities are endless. Located in the Art & Industry building on
North American Street, close to Northern Liberties and Fishtown. Convenient to I-95 and
the Market-Frankford line. Secure multi-tenant, owner occupied building; tenants include
artists, artisans, photographers, designers, woodworkers and screen printers.
-NEW oversized windows
-3 phase electric
-private enclosed office
-plenty of street parking
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215.558.5832
for details or appointment to view the space
Artist studio building for sale in Germantown. One beautiful loft apartment, plus seven artist studios. Second floor has great light and large open spaces. First floor has 2-story overhead door and concrete floor, perfect for metal or woodworking. Well maintained, new roof. 19th century building with lots of soul.
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The Studios @ 2202 Alter (also known as Octo Studio) are located in a historic biscuit bakery in South Philadelphia, just below Washington Avenue between 22nd & 23rd Streets. The professional studio workspaces range in size from 200-1200 SF and occupy three floors of this renovated industrial building. All studios are rented on an annual lease with prices ranging from $300 – $1200 per month.
The studios are complete with hardwood floors, 10-ft ceilings, 6-ft windows, and floor to ceiling sheetrock or brick walls. Units are equipped with high-efficiency T-8 lighting, ample electrical outlets, radiator heat and access to shared washroom with utility sink and toilet. Very close to public transportation (Septa Route 7 & 64 buses), there is also ample on-street parking directly in front of the studio building.
Created by artists for artists, the studios have brought life to a once-abandoned street in an impoverished city neighborhood, showing once again how artists can transform raw spaces into vibrant hives of creativity and help rebuild a community.
For more info please contact:
2202 Alter Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Artist studios are currently available at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA) in Wilmington, DE. Rent varies by square footage. Accessible 24/7, but not to be used as living spaces. If interested, please provide your resume, an artist statement, and at least 10 images of your work in an easily viewable and/or downloadable format (such as via a link to a website or on a flash drive). Send to email@example.com or mail to:
DCCA Studio Artists
200 South Madison St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
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