Opportunity: Chicago Tree Project

MEMBER CONTRIBUTION: Irene Hoppenburg

Request for proposals Chicago Tree project

DEADLINE 02/04/2020

Chicago Sculpture International, in collaboration with the Chicago Park District, is seeking experienced artists and artist
teams to give dying trees in Chicago parks new life. This RFP seeks an experienced artist (or artist team) to turn the tree into
a sculpture: beautiful, original, unique works of art that will become a distinguishing feature in the neighborhood. The
approach can be additive and/or subtractive. The trees will be approximately 16-30 ft. tall and may include main side
branches. 
Past projects and more information can be seen at www.chicagotreeproject.org.
 

Opportunity: Land art Bruchhof

MEMBER CONTRIBUTION: Frank Nordiek

Call for artists

DEADLINE 02/04/2020

For the Landart spectacle “Landart Bruchhof” at the gates of Stadthagen in Lower Saxony, Germany we once again invites all artists who want to make art in and with nature to apply now.

There is no topic, but we will capitalize again and gladly the terms limitlessness, creativity and togetherness.

All artists from the fields of LandArt and installation can apply with specific project ideas and sketches, which then will be realized 03.06. – 06.06.2020 . The closing date for entries is April 2, 2020. All selected artists receive travel expenses, free board and lodging and an artist fee.

Of course, sponsors are also very welcome.

If you are interested in the project, please send a message to : Sichma@nullprojekt-probsthagen.de.

More information (in german) can be found on: https://www.landart-bruchhof.de/

Opportunity: Wind Art Festival

MEMBER CONTRIBUTION: Didier Ferment

Moving Wind 

DEADLINE 09/04/2020

Wind Art Festival in Northern Hesse, Germany 16th – 30th Aug. 2020

 “Change ?!” 

Announcement of the 10th International Art Competition “bewegter wind” 2020

 For the 9th time the wind art competition publishes its call for proposals. The competition entries will be exhibited in especially interesting and picturesque places in Northern Hesse. The exhibition will be accompanied by a thematic programme that invites visitors to discover the exhibits and the landscape. The organizer of the competition and the exhibition is “bewegter wind” e. V. – association for the promotion of wind art and intercultural communication, which organizes the wind art festival together with partners and helpers. 

Organizer: “bewegter wind” e. V., D-35104 Lichtenfels, Germany 

Theme of the competition: “Change ?!” 

Where: Northern Hesse, Germany 

Curator: Reta Reinl Prizes: 

1st prize 3.000 €
2nd prize 2.000 €
3rd prize 1.000 €
Special prize 1.000 € 

MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

 

Opportunity: Sentier des arts

MEMBER CONTRIBUTION: Fiona Paterson

Sentiers Des Arts

DEADLINE 05/02/2020

La Communauté d’Agglomération Royan Atlantique Communauté d’Agglomération Royan Atlantique Communauté d’Agglomération Royan Atlantique, la Communauté de Communes de la Haute Communauté de Communes de la Haute Communauté de Communes de la Haute-Saintonge et Saintonge et Saintonge et la Communauté de Communes de l’Estuaire, poursuivent  leur désir commun d’unifier leur territoire par un projet artistique singulier qui se démarque chaque année par son originalité. Cette huitième édition poursuit son dialogue entre art et paysage. 

LA THÉMATIQUEMATIQUE 
Cette année, les Sentiers des Arts vont s’immerger dans une notion bien immatérielle. Les artistes vont devoir s’approprier dans la conception de leur installation, une thématique proposée autour de deux éléments de la nature : Eau & Vent. Ces deux éléments s’articulent autour de la notion du vivant. L’idée est de mettre en évidence ces deux énergies de la vie et peut-être de trouver, grâce ou avec l’art, des interconnexions entre elles. Ainsi, Eau & Vent sont deux éléments indissociables pour les 3 territoires de la CARA, CDCHS et CCE. Composante de la nature, l’eau, par ses différents aspects et divers états, est omniprésente sur nos territoires mais aussi à plus large échelle, sur notre planète entière. Ressource indispensable à la survie de chaque être vivant, cet élément a toujours exercé un attrait sur les hommes. Symbolisée ou représentée, l’eau est une source d’inspiration pour les artistes. De cette source de vie nait leur source d’inspiration. Considérée par certains comme un milieu peuplé de créatures extraordinaires, elle est une source de bien-être, de richesses, mais aussi un enjeu d’échanges.

 L’Eau sous toutes ses formes et toutes ses représentations (océan, mer, fleuve, rivière, ruisseau, torrent, marais, pluie, source…), englobe autant d’aspects que l’on peut rencontrer dans la nature, autant d’éléments de fascination également (tempête, couleur, scintillement, reflets …). De multiples variations et interprétations sont données dans le domaine des arts au fil des siècles. 
L’eau, aujourd’hui, pose également une problématique sociétale et environnementale puisque derrière ce thème se cachent de multiples représentations, conceptions, images et définitions à travers la communication, le langage, la perception, le temps, la vie, la mort, l’immigration, les frontières, les bouleversements climatiques, la quête de l’eau potable… C’est dans l’eau que prend toute vie, c’est la source de vie. De déduction logique, plus d’eau, c’est plus de vie (Et selon le sens, positif ou négatif tout change !). Le Vent, lui-aussi, est un élément naturel insaisissable qui peut à la fois, fasciner et terrifier par sa puissance. Il se traduit dans le monde artistique sous différentes formes : le vent personnifié, le vent et l’air alliés aux inventions ; le vent représenté, le vent symbolisé , la vitesse du vent et son mouvement, des sculptures partenaires du vent, la photographie (avec ces éléments en actions, avec l’environnement et la mémoire du passage du vent), les alliés du travail de l’homme (moulin ou machines), des espaces éphémères, sonores ou vibratoires, un élément entrainant des contraintes architecturales, énergétiques ou sociétales, la pollution, le son, les formes soufflées et formées du vent, les mots crées par la nature…. Le son matérialise la présence du vent. L’air est le souffle de vie qui anime et donne forme. 
Finalement, sur cette thématique Eau & Vent, la diversité des démarches est vaste et variée. En effet, si l’on se penche sur la combinaison Eau & Vent, d’innombrables représentations artistiques en découlent. Sachant qu’Eau&Vent peuvent être personnifiés, divinisés, affublés d’un nom, d’une image, d’une personnalité et dans l’art, revêtent de multiples images, représentations, figées, déformées, …. Ils sont aussi porteurs de symboles liés à leur mouvance et à leur instabilité. Ils peuvent aussi être des sujets d’expérience, d’invention, de force motrice et de dynamisme. En 2020, les Sentiers des Arts partent sur les traces de deux éléments naturels à la fois vitaux et indomptables. Ces deux entités sont aussi fondamentales dans le développement historique des 3 territoires concerné

MORE INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

Opportunity: Lez’arts en adret

MEMBER CONTRIBUTION: Fiona Paterson

DEADLINE 31/01/2020

Sentier artistique Hautecour.

(Call in French)

Thème : ANIMAL

Il s’agit de la 19eme édition

Lieux d’intervention : Hautecour, petite commune de montagne avec des hameaux s’étageant de 800 à 1350 m d’altitude, compte 300 habitants environ. Les œuvres sont réparties sur l’itinéraire de la Promenade savoyarde de Découverte de Hautecour le long d’un sentier pédestre formant deux boucles : une boucle confort (accessible aux poussettes et fauteuils roulants accompagnés) de 500m environ autour d’un petit lac et une boucle liberté d’environ 4 kms avec un faible dénivelé

Thème 2020 : « ANIMAL ». Interprétation  du mot laissée à votre convenance

 Date de création : du mardi 5 mai au samedi 9 mai 2020

Inauguration : Le samedi 9 mai la présence des artistes est obligatoire avec le matin tour de la boucle confort avec nos partenaires et l’après-midi de la boucle liberté ouverte à tous (= la totalité du sentier artistique). Les œuvres des 2 boucles seront présentées par les artistes eux-mêmes.

Indemnités : 600 euros.

Indemnités de transport : 15 centimes du kilomètre. Plafonné à 2000km. Pour les étrangers à plus de 2000km, plafonné à 400€

Logement : Artistes nourris et logés pendant la semaine de création. Chambres à partager. Possibilité d’hébergement pour d’éventuels accompagnants avec dédommagement et à l’approbation des organisateurs.

Projets : 3 projets maximum par artiste acceptés. Indiquer impérativement les dimensions précises et explications susceptibles de nous permettre de comprendre votre projet lors de la sélection.

Matériaux : matériaux naturels visibles à privilégier. Matériaux et matériel à la charge des artistes.

Possibilité de bénéficier sur place de bois, en essences locales, (demande à indiquer dans le projet)

Sites de création : Tous les emplacements sont accessibles en véhicule pour acheminer les œuvres.

Le lieu de création pourra être commun à tous les artistes (en particulier si vous avez besoin d’électricité), le dernier jour (vendredi) étant, à ce moment-là, consacré à l’installation des œuvres sur le sentier.

Conditions de travail : Notre but étant de faire découvrir l’art d’une manière originale, durant le temps de création, vous pourrez partager des moments privilégiés et échanger avec le public…

Prévoir des vêtements chauds imperméables. Le site de création se situe entre 1100m et 1350m ; la météo est toujours incertaine en montagne !

Prévoir le matériel nécessaire à la création. Branchement électrique possible

Chaque artiste doit être autonome dans la réalisation et l’installation de son œuvre (pour cette partie il peut y avoir une entraide entre artistes et membres de l’association) 

Pérennité des œuvres : L’œuvre devra être visible pendant au moins les 3 mois qui suivront son achèvement et restera la propriété de l’association, elle demeurera en place tant qu’elle correspondra aux principes de la manifestation.

N’hésitez pas à nous contacter pour compléter cette information. Voir coordonnées sur le cahier des charges.

More info on website: https://lezartsenadret.odexpo.com/default.asp?page=32513&lg=

Opportunity: Vign’art

MEMBER CONTRIBUTION: Didier Ferment

DEADLINE Unknown

Call in French

Victime de son succès lors de sa première édition, le Festival d’Art Contemporain et de Land Art en Champagne réitère l’expérience ! Vous êtes artistes et souhaitez vivre l’aventure Vign’Art ? Alors venez consulter les sites proposés, découvrir le cahier des charges et candidater !

Apply on the website: https://www.vignart.fr/en/home/

Opportunity: Environmental art symposium

MEMBER CONTRIBUTION: Cherie Sampson

DEADLINE 30/01/2020

Interruption. Appearance and disappearance of man-made landscapes

TIMELINE 

19-26/07/2020 construction of installations 
26-28/07/2020 opening and artist talks
26/07-09/08/2020 exhibition open to the public 

CONCEPT 

Curator: Elo Liiv Organizer: Tammiku Art Center TAKKK, NGO Vabakond 

There is nothing eternal in this world. All life is in constant motion, at the mercy of life and death. This also applies to man-made landscapes and sites as well as layers of relationships and memories attached to them. Once centers of life, areas of cultural and environmetal value, production buildings, meeting points and road networks – everything disconnects, fades away, is forgotten and grown over after a certain number of breaths in history. Memories and (sites of) memory keep on flickering for a moment like halos of stellar explosions before dying away. Name is the last to disappear. 

Levers of history seem to roll over landscapes and people, lifting different areas that emerge as flowers from winter meadows before letting them fade into oblivion again. Interruption as transition, as the key to continuation that opens the doors of history and halts the natural process of nature taking over. 

TAKKK’s symposium of landscape art calls for artists to discover and refresh the onetime industrial buildings and other man-made structures of Kohila-Tammiku area. Halt the natural process of change of man-made sites, draw forth the memory layers of those who know more and interrupt the disappearance of onetime landmarks from people’s memory landscapes. Artists who participate at the symposium must include local inhabitants in the realization of the installations, thus helping them to (re)discover the history of their surroundings and treasure local milieu-valued areas (areas of cultural and environmetal value). The main goals of the symposium are to connect, mediate and create a bond between the local inhabitants and genius loci and to make the area more attractive for visitors, to contribute to the creation of recreational spaces of nature tourism. Can places remember people even after the traces left by them have disappeared? 

More details on the website https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bzl4AXc2LnSa0HIXmQwHPhPNS4GHAtM2/view

Opportunity: Beaux Lieux 2020

MEMBER CONTRIBUTION: Didier Fermont

DEADLINE 06/01/2020

Beaux Lieux 2020

https://www.expo-beauxlieux.fr/appel-a-projet/

Eight artists will be selected to create a work around the theme: “Water and Nature”. BEAUX LIEUX is open to visual artists, landscapers, sculptors, … from France and elsewhere, professionals. The exhibition will be held from May 21 to October 31, 2020.

Deadline for receipt of applications: January 6, 2020

BEAUX LIEUX is an exhibition of contemporary outdoor creations, born from a gamble, that of contemporary cultural tourism as an economic vector for our region. It democratizes art by exhibiting it for free in a natural environment and in the city center, as a dynamic complement to the tourist offers of Lochois (city of art and history, “most beautiful detours” network, castles, churches, forest , abbeys and villages).

BEAUX LIEUX takes its ease in the ecotourism site of Prairies du Roy, classified Sensitive Natural Space, which links Beaulieu-lès-Loches and Loches. It also takes over the alleys and squares of Beaulieu, as well as the public garden of Loches.

Based on the observation that our territory has very many companies and that their activities are sometimes still ignored by residents and visitors, and more generally the general public, B2X wishes to publicize and enhance these activities. Among them, some participate by hosting an artist in residence, others support B2X through financial, means or skill sponsorship.

The exhibition also has close links with training, educational and reception establishments for vulnerable groups. Each year, several dozen children, adolescents, young people in training and people with disabilities participate in the creation of the works.

Selection of artists

The artists are chosen following a call for projects. In order to guarantee the artistic quality of the exhibition, the selection is made by a selection committee, which brings together culture professionals (DRAC, ESBA-Tours, CD37, gallery owner, artists), technical or financial partners (Region , Cities, companies, ENEDIS) and members of B2X. The artists are all professionals registered with the Maison des Artistes, or similar, and half of the artists must come from the Center Val de Loire Region.

The choice of artistic projects will be based on the following criteria:

• Large format, lasting works, visible to any passerby, even if not attentive.

• Works corresponding to the spirit that the association wants to create for its exhibition and its aesthetic criteria.

• Enhancement of natural, landscaped and built heritage.

• Quality and representativeness of a successful artistic approach.

• Adequacy with the environment, responsible approach.

• Technical and financial feasibility

• Use of perennial materials, mainly from materials from local companies.

Full call for projects for download on:

https://www.expo-beauxlieux.fr/appel-a-projet/

B2X association

8 Place du Maréchal Leclerc

37600 Beaulieu-lès-Loches

b2x@nulllaposte.net

www.expo-beauxlieux.fr

Opportunity: Le Parcours des fées

MEMBER CONTRIBUTION: Didier Fermont

DEADLINE 15/1/20

Le parcours des fées

Nous avons déjà la tête dans l’été 2020.

Et particulièrement pour préparer la 11ème édition du Parcours des Fées qui se veut chaque année encore plus ambitieux.

Les propositions d’interventions artistiques doivent être résolument contemporaines. Nous accueillerons les œuvres qui invitent à révéler l’invisible et à changer nos perceptions dans un environnement naturel.

Attention, ne tombez pas dans le piège d’interroger le thème des “Fées” dans des propositions éloignées de l’art contemporain. Ne prenez donc pas le titre comme une invitation à exporer un thème enfantin autour des fées. Les Fées et leurs pouvoirs magiques restent du ressort des organisateurs que nous sommes afin de réenchanter notre monde par des propositions artistiques.

Nous prenons le pari de faire encore mieux chaque année avec des nouveaux moyens : la bourse de création se maintient à 3000 € pour permettre l’implantation d’oeuvres encore toujours monumentales, sentimentales, expérimentales, mentales…

Artistes plasticiens art et nature, art in-situ, cet appel est pour vous !

Artistes numériques, c’est l’occasion d’expérimenter et porter les nouvelles technologies dans la nature.

See website for more information: http://www.parcours-des-fees.fr/appel.htm

 

TRANSLATION

We already have the head in the summer of 2020.

And especially to prepare for the 11th edition of the Fairy Trail which is each year even more ambitious.

The proposals for artistic interventions must be resolutely contemporary. We will welcome works that invite to reveal the invisible and to change our perceptions in a natural environment.

Attention, do not fall into the trap of questioning the theme of “Fairies” in proposals far from contemporary art. So don’t take the title as an invitation to explore a childish theme around fairies. The Fairies and their magical powers remain the responsibility of the organizers that we are in order to re-enchant our world with artistic proposals.

We take the gamble to do even better each year with new means: the creation grant is maintained at 3000 € to allow the implantation of works still still monumental, sentimental, experimental, mental …

Visual artists art and nature, art in situ, this call is for you!

Digital artists, it is an opportunity to experiment and bring new technologies into the wild.

See website for more information: http://www.parcours-des-fees.fr/appel.htm

Opportunity: I-Park General Residencies

MEMBER CONTRIBUTION: Lorna Green

DEADLINE 15/1/20

I-Park General Residencies

I-Park is a rural artists-in-residence program in Connecticut, USA, offering fully-funded residencies to creatives working in the following disciplines.

VISUAL ARTS painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, book arts, mixed media,
site-responsive art, installation

MUSIC COMPOSITION/SOUND ART Concert music (all forms), film scoring, jazz, popular and electronic music, sound sculpture/design, mixed media, instrument design/fabrication
 
CREATIVE WRITING playwrights, writers working in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, literary criticism and mixed media
 
MOVING IMAGE/NEW MEDIA film, video, documentary, animation, computer art, virtual/augmented reality, interactive, installation, mixed media, computer gaming
 
ARCHITECTURE/LANDSCAPE DESIGN design projects, competition proposals, dissertations, model building,
site-responsive/ecological installations, theoretical investigations.
 
The I-Park residency program is set within a 450-acre nature preserve, with open fields, miles of walking trails and stone walls, ponds, a diverse natural habit including teeming wetlands areas, a second generation forest and a pristine river. This quiet, retreat-type environment is especially conducive to the creative process — and has, over the years, inspired a special interest in site-responsive ephemeral art.

 

2020 residencies are being offered from May through October. All 2020 residencies are 4-weeks in duration except for an experimental 6-week residency in September/October. Multi-disciplinary sessions consist of between 6 and 7 artists, all of whom arrive and depart at the same time, ensuring a deeply shared experience. Residents are provided a private bedroom in a fully renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio and chef-prepared dinners five nights a week.
Shared amenities include a communal kitchen, Common Area for group gatherings, library, 28 art/nature trails, wireless internet, aerial drone, steam sauna out by the pond, floating living room, outdoor shower, electric kiln and a workshop outfitted with tools, materials and equipment.
The residency is self-directed and non-judgmental. You decide what you’re going to work on and when. I-Park’s resourceful staff is devoted to providing each artist with a fulfilling, productive and comfortable residency experience. We welcome ambitious installation projects on the I-Park grounds, and there is a small budget for materials, equipment and labor for approved projects.
Each residency concludes with an Open Studios event, in which members of the public are invited to meet the artists, experience their work and explore the I-Park grounds.
Except for a $35 application fee to help defray the cost of the discipline-specific selection panels, the residencies are fully-funded. Artists need only pay for their art supplies and transportation to and from the area. Complimentary shuttle service to a Connecticut airport or bus/train station is offered at the beginning and end of the residency session.
2020 is I-Park’s 20th year of programming. Since its founding in 2001, I-Park has sponsored more than 900 residencies, with approximately one-third of the artists coming from outside the United States.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications are processed in two rounds. Please be sure to submit your best work samples in your Preview Round files.
Applications are adjudicated by five selection panels consisting of independent experts with discipline-specific strengths. The composition of the panels changes each year.
Please at least scan the FAQ before beginning the application process — to be sure the program is a good fit for you. In particular, if you are an I-Park fellow, check page 2 to be certain you are eligible for a return residency at this time.
I-Park will be offering four international travel grants in 2020. Check page 2 of the FAQ for details.

See website for more information: http://www.i-park.org/2020grp

I-Park General Residencies

I-Park is a rural artists-in-residence program in Conneticut, USA offering fully-funded residencies to creatives working in the following disciplines.
The I-Park residency program is set within a 450-acre nature preserve, with open fields, miles of walking trails and stone walls, ponds, a diverse natural habit including teeming wetlands areas, a second generation forest and a pristine river. This quiet, retreat-type environment is especially conducive to the creative process — and has, over the years, inspired a special interest in site-responsive ephemeral art.

VISUAL ARTS painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, book arts, mixed media,
site-responsive art, installation

MUSIC COMPOSITION/SOUND ART Concert music (all forms), film scoring, jazz, popular and electronic music, sound sculpture/design, mixed media, instrument design/fabrication
 
CREATIVE WRITING playwrights, writers working in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, literary criticism and mixed media
 
MOVING IMAGE/NEW MEDIA film, video, documentary, animation, computer art, virtual/augmented reality, interactive, installation, mixed media, computer gaming
 
ARCHITECTURE/LANDSCAPE DESIGN design projects, competition proposals, dissertations, model building,
site-responsive/ecological installations, theoretical investigations
2020 residencies are being offered from May through October. All 2020 residencies are 4-weeks in duration except for an experimental 6-week residency in September/October. Multi-disciplinary sessions consist of between 6 and 7 artists, all of whom arrive and depart at the same time, ensuring a deeply shared experience. Residents are provided a private bedroom in a fully renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio and chef-prepared dinners five nights a week.
Shared amenities include a communal kitchen, Common Area for group gatherings, library, 28 art/nature trails, wireless internet, aerial drone, steam sauna out by the pond, floating living room, outdoor shower, electric kiln and a workshop outfitted with tools, materials and equipment.
The residency is self-directed and non-judgmental. You decide what you’re going to work on and when. I-Park’s resourceful staff is devoted to providing each artist with a fulfilling, productive and comfortable residency experience. We welcome ambitious installation projects on the I-Park grounds, and there is a small budget for materials, equipment and labor for approved projects.
Each residency concludes with an Open Studios event, in which members of the public are invited to meet the artists, experience their work and explore the I-Park grounds.
Except for a $35 application fee to help defray the cost of the discipline-specific selection panels, the residencies are fully-funded. Artists need only pay for their art supplies and transportation to and from the area. Complimentary shuttle service to a Connecticut airport or bus/train station is offered at the beginning and end of the residency session.
2020 is I-Park’s 20th year of programming. Since its founding in 2001, I-Park has sponsored more than 900 residencies, with approximately one-third of the artists coming from outside the United States.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications are processed in two rounds. Please be sure to submit your best work samples in your Preview Round files.
Applications are adjudicated by five selection panels consisting of independent experts with discipline-specific strengths. The composition of the panels changes each year.
Please at least scan the FAQ before beginning the application process — to be sure the program is a good fit for you. In particular, if you are an I-Park fellow, check page 2 to be certain you are eligible for a return residency at this time.
I-Park will be offering four international travel grants in 2020. Check page 2 of the FAQ for details.

See website for more information: http://www.i-park.org/2020grp