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Jul 24 2019

Opportunities

by The Editors

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Prizes and Awards

Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2020–22

Deadline: August 7, 2019, 18:00 JST

The Tokyo Contemporary Art Award is now open for submissions. The award was established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Arts and Space in 2018 as a contemporary art prize for mid-career artists active in Japan whose work, including work developed overseas, inspires expectations of potential for even greater achievements. Particular importance is given to the need to provide the best possible support at the optimal time in the artist’s career. The selection process includes research on the artists and visits to their studios by members of the international selection committee, to deepen their understanding of the artist’s thinking, style, and career stage.

For more information, click here.

Third Ithra Art Prize 

Deadline: October 3, 2019

The third Ithra Art Prize is now accepting submissions. The prize is a joint initiative between Saudi Arabia’s Ithra and Art Dubai, conceived to support emerging artistic talent from Saudi Arabia.

The Ithra Art Prize winner receives up to USD 100,000 to realize a major new artwork, which will debut at Art Dubai 2020 before joining Ithra’s permanent collection.

Based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Ithra is a creative and interactive public space for workshops, performances, events, exhibitions, and experiences. It offers an enriching journey for everyone by championing diversity, celebrating creativity, and encouraging collaboration with the objective of energizing Saudi Arabia’s knowledge economy. In 2018, it was listed by Time Magazine as one of the world’s best 100 places to visit.

For more information, visit the website of Ithra or Art Dubai.

Open Calls

Hong Kong Art Exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Deadline: August 15, 2019

Tai Kwun Contemporary, a non-profit contemporary art center and an integral part of Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts, is calling for curatorial proposals from local and international art organizations and groups for a Hong Kong art exhibition to be presented in the gallery space in summer 2020.

Dedicated to presenting contemporary art exhibitions and programs as platforms for a continually expanding cultural discourse in Hong Kong, Tai Kwun Contemporary works with other like-minded institutions and art groups to showcase six to eight curated exhibitions every year alongside exciting public programs.

For more information, click here.

Soundpocket Artist Support Programme 2019-20

Deadline: August 18, 2019

Non-profit Hong Kong-based organization Soundpocket, which focuses on sonic art and culture, is inviting Hong Kong-based artists to apply for its annual program, which provides direct material, artistic and social support to young artists  who are dedicated to the fields of sound and listening.The two selected artists will receive a monthly cash stipend and in the last four weeks of the yearlong program, the artists will have the opportunity to participate in an overseas residency. 

Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview to be held during the first week of September 2019. Selected participants will be announced in mid September. 

For more information, click here or email listen@soundpocket.org.hk.

CHAT 2020 Research Grant

Deadline: November 30, 2019

CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hong Kong) is pleased to announce the open call for applications for the CHAT 2020 Research Grant, which will encourage researchers to engage in new ways of narrating Hong Kong’s textile industry.

Applicants are requested to conduct independent research on the subjects related to Hong Kong’s textile industry from transregional and/or cross-cultural perspectives that can highlight new narratives. The research may eventually be presented in an exhibition at The D. H. Chen Foundation Gallery. The aim will be to illustrate fresh perspectives on the textile industrial history of Hong Kong.

For further information, click here or email Stephanie.li@mill6chat.org.

Residencies

Crystal Ruth Bell Residency

Deadline: August 8, 2019

Nonprofit organization China Residencies is inviting people to apply for its annual fully-funded residency at Three Shadows and Red Gate in Beijing and Xiamen for the months of October, November, and December 2019, coinciding with Design Week Beijing and the Jimei Arles Photography Festival in Xiamen.

For the sixth edition of the residency, applicants are invited to submit proposals for projects to pursue in China around themes of “light and sight.” People of all types of creative practices, of all passports, ages, gender-identities, abilities and interests are welcome to apply. 

The Crytal Ruth Bell Residency covers housing, studio space, equipment, all flight and train travel, visa and health insurance and a stipend of USD 1,080. Finalists will be announced August 20. 

For more information, click here

Tai Kwun Artists’ Studio

Deadline: August 15, 2019

Tai Kwun Contemporary announces an Open Call for Tai Kwun Artists’ Studios, resulting in Studio Presentations and Interventions. The Open Call is for two emerging artists or creative professionals from Hong Kong and beyond who work in time-based, intangible, or less traditional artistic formats such as: performances, videos, social interventions, books, writing, research-based practices, conceptual art, AI/VR, and more. These creative practitioners are invited to use one of the Tai Kwun Artists’ studio spaces on a non-live-in basis for a period of two to three months.

In parallel with Tai Kwun’s diverse education and public programs, the residencies expand the depth of programming and create a far-reaching network of artists, curators, researchers, writers and academics that encourage interdisciplinary collaborations, as well as contribute to a flourishing art scene in Hong Kong, enabling professionals to develop their practices and to benefit from the network of Tai Kwun and its partners. The users of the Artists’ Studios are obliged to actively contribute content to the Tai Kwun’s ongoing programming.

The Studio Presentations/Interventions will allow the opportunity for artists to experiment with the different display of a studio, possibly allowing for an enhanced degree of sociability, dialogue, and exchange.

The studios are free of charge for residents and are for working use only. 

For more information, click here.

Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Visual artists and designers of all disciplines (graphic/fashion/food, etc.), (landscape) architects, curators, writers, researchers are invited to apply for a 12-month residency. The organization welcomes applications across various fields.

In the upcoming year, a special focus in the academy’s program will fall on water-related challenges in the Third Pole area. Therefore, artists who specify in this field are also encouraged to apply.

For more information, click here

In collaboration with the Vroman Foundation, the Jan van Eyck Academie is also offering the six-month Vroman Fellowship. This is open to an artist, designer, or writer who works at the intersection of art and science.

For more information, click here.

Job Listings

Collaborations

Jameel Arts Centre: The Library of Unread Books

Donations are now being accepted for the Middle East debut of the Library of Unread Books, a living reference library comprised of books that were unread by previous owners.

Visitors to Jameel Arts Centre are invited to gift their unread books now; the Library will then take over the Jameel’s Lobby from November 16, 2019, to January 31, 2020, for the community to browse.

Initiated by Heman Chong and Renée Staal, the Library of Unread Books is currently comprised of nearly 700 donated books.

To learn more, click here.

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