The Aftab Committee offers Iranian-American artists opportunities to develop an enriching partnership with our organization. Aftab is always seeking to support Iranian-American artists and we want to celebrate and share your art. We understand that each artist is unique, that is why we treat every opportunity to support as a case by case basis. Some of the ways we support include the following;
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There are many ways to get involved with the Aftab Committee. The organization regularly hosts film screenings, exhibitions, panel discussions, and other events that showcase Iranian-American artists and their works. Regardless of what your medium is, the Aftab Committee provides outlets for artist participation and empowerment.
DIRT is looking for artists and cultural workers to write / draw / photograph /collaborate / host / share / participate in what's happening in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. From traditional exhibitions to radical projects, performances and productions, apartment shows and dinner parties, DIRT seeks to document, archive, share, and talk about these cultural happenings in, around, and in-relation to the DMV. As an independent platform and resource for art, DIRT seeks to publish, disrupt, and survey the cultural landscape through essays, public intervention, exhibition reviews, poems, interviews, and other non-traditional formats. With a focus on highlighting the DMV’s art, culture and history, DIRT seeks to use our online platform to advocate for our community’s network of artists, exhibitions, events and happenings in both traditional and unconventional spaces, while mediating between ‘the forces that be’ to imagine areas of growth. More info.
The Visual Arts Programming Committee is soliciting proposals from experienced artists for solo exhibits in the Nelson J. and Katherine Friant Post Gallery. Proposals for month-long exhibits of fine art are requested. ArtSpace Herndon focuses on regional artists, but proposals from nationally and internationally recognized artists are accepted as well. Fine art paintings, contemporary/modern art, mixed media, photography, sculpture, drawings, printing, graphic design, new media, installation art, and fiber arts can be displayed in exhibits. Artists are expected to give a gallery talk during an opening reception and promote the exhibit among their patrons. More info.
The Department of Visual Arts And Design accepts proposals for the exhibition spaces in The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on an ongoing basis. Proposals are reviewed by the exhibition committee on a rolling basis and must be complete before review. Proposals should follow the guidelines and requirements found in the application materials. More info.
Artists and curators may submit unsolicited proposals for review. Submissions will be reviewed every December. Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Exhibition plans are made 2 years in advance. Incomplete submission packages will not be reviewed. Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply for a solo exhibition. Curators who have organized an exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to submit a curatorial proposal. For more information: http://www.visartsatrockville.org/call-for-entries/open-call
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. The Pollock- Krasner Foundation rants range from $5,000 to $30,000. The amount you request will be dependent on your own personal circumstances and needs. More info.
SAX’s Wednesday ‘Art Fete’ features emerging DC artists painting live from the SAX stage, instrumentalists, and in-house aerialist performances. The program is seeking out artist who would participate as live painters. Each week’s painting will be auctioned with all proceeds donated to the artist’s charity of choice. Additionally, SAX provides media material and coverage, exposure, and VIP access to the event for up to 50 of the selected artist’s guests.
The Institute for Women and Art (IWA) invites you to participate in the Momentum Directory, a networking gateway linking the public to women and transgender artists who embrace varied technologies in their artistic production, and other arts professionals who engage in critical explorations in the field of gender, feminism, art, and technology. Visitors to the site will be able to link to participants’ websites, giving equal access to emerging, mid-career, and establish professionals, thus creating a connection between them across geographic, economic, generational boundaries.
Unlike models and unrealized projects submitted for architectural competitions, which are frequently published, similar endeavors planned but not carried out by visual artists around the world remain unnoticed or invisible. Since 1990, Hans Ulrich Obrist has been gathering information on thousands of unrealized artists’ projects, on roads not taken that together comprise a reservoir of ideas. There are the forgotten projects, the directly or indirectly censored projects, the partially realized projects, the misunderstood projects, the oppressed projects, the lost projects, the unrealizable projects: all between the non-real and the probable. The Agency of Unrealized Projects seeks to document and display these works.
Deadline: The open call will continue until all unrealized art projects are compiled
Art In Embassies is a public-private partnership engaging over 20,000 participants globally, including artists, museums, galleries, universities, and private collectors, and encompasses over 200 venues in 189 countries. Professional curators and registrars create and ship about 60 exhibitions per year, and since 2000, over 58 permanent collections have been installed in the Department’s diplomatic facilities throughout the world.The Art In Embassies Registry offers a registered artist the exposure to our internal curators, who have the responsibility of researching and selecting the artwork for all exhibitions and collections. More info.
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WAS gallery is an alternative and independent art gallery showing artists in the Washington, DC metro area. The 475 square foot gallery, which is housed in Westwood Center II in Bethesda, MD, promotes the works of emerging and established, local and regional artists. Since it opened it's doors in February, 2017, WAS has mounted 11 exhibitions- solo, two person, and group shows- featuring contemporary fine art in a range of media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, and photography. And this is just the beginning. The gallery accepts proposals for shows from artists and curators on a rolling basis. For more information and to apply please visit wasgallery.com.
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is proud to announce the open call for their Darkroom Workspace Residency for Spring 2019. This residency provides an opportunity for an artist to execute a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in the CHAW Darkroom space. The residency offers up to eight weeks of time and space to an artist or team of artists to experiment and realize new work in our darkroom space and includes a $200 stipend for supplies not provided by the darkroom. The open call will close January 10th and residents will be announced January 20th. Artists working in all media are welcome to apply, but we require proposed projects to be darkroom facility specific.
Deadline: January 10, 2019
A.I.R. Studio Paducah is an Artist-in-Residence Studio and efficiency apartment located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky six blocks from the Ohio River. We welcome self-motivated, focused artists working in a range of visual arts practices, as well as writers and composers. Residents are encouraged to have a clear objective for their residency. Stays usually range from two weeks to three months. Collaborative artists and couples are welcome to apply.
Deadline: February 16, 2019
The residency affords the artist time and space for focused, independent studio work, the development of new ideas and experimentation. Visits to local galleries and studios as well as short trips to regional arts facilities can open a range of networking possibilities. The A.I.R. Studio building features a storefront with a front wall gallery space for exhibiting work while in residence. Artists may also conduct workshops at the studio during their stay. Opportunities to work in collaboration with other artists and galleries in the Paducah community are often available. More information: www.airstudiopaducah.com/
The Dupont Underground’s Workspace Residency Program (DUWR) provides selected artists the opportunity to work in a unique, centrally located space in the United States capital city and create a discrete project or add to a body of work that has affinities with Dupont Underground’s curatorial mission. They strive to reflect the diversity of our community — both artists and audiences and they endeavor to host work that might not be an easy fit in the District’s more conventional cultural venues. The work product of the residency will be exhibited to the public at the end of the term. More Info.
Harness the power of your creative and spiritual life to promote justice. Applications are now open for The Collective, a 3-month curriculum-driven community of shared learning and creative collaboration in service of social change. People of all artistic and religious backgrounds are encouraged to apply: http://thesanctuaries.org/collective
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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s Photography Department is pleased to announce its newly expanded Photography Facilities. Artists may now use our traditional black and white darkroom as well as our digital printing facilities. Thanks to a generous donation, we now can provide artists with access to a professional quality large format printer. The Epson 7890 has its own computer and workroom for use, and artists can choose to bring their own paper or use the selection on hand at CHAW. This printer can accommodate both sheets and rolls of paper-- up to 24” wide. You can print exhibition quality prints with ease on this machine -- and we hope it will become a well-used resource for artists and photographers in our community. To use the Photography Facilities at CHAW, contact the Photography Department Chair to schedule an orientation at email@example.com