Who’s looking for a big break? Now’s the time to get your proposals together for open calls. AFC offers a few opportunities:
- In case you missed Monday’s Massive Links post, here’s a repeat. apexart wants anyone and everyone to mash-up a commercial and turn it into art for their “Commercial” Art Video Call. The requirements? Submissions must be up to sixty seconds in length and use a broadcast commercial as the raw footage. Videos are being accepted until October 31st. To enter yours click here.
- apexart is also launching a world-wide open call with The Franchise Program: F 2011 that offers the chance to set up your own temporary apexart franchise in a new city. This year’s took place in Samut Sakhon, Thailand and in L.A. in 2009. The prize includes complete directorial and curatorial control over the project, personal staff, a “modest” salary, and an $8,000 exhibition budget, which, depending on the city, could go a long away or not even cover shipping charges. Sounds like the perfect ingredients for a new reality TV show. Click here to submit proposals.
- While Art in General’s annual open call for the New Commissions Program won’t be up until the Fall, the posting offers plenty of info for artists to get started now. Proposals are open-ended and do not have to respond to a specific theme, site, or moment. The thorough six step application process sounds as tedious as applying to college, but hopefully ensures that good work comes through. Both an Advisory Panel and Art in General will do the judging, although the distinction between these two camps is not made clear. Check back in September for the application at commissions.artingeneral.org or join their mailing list for updates.
- Flux Factory is now accepting applications for their Fall residency. Last July, Flux partnered with sponsor Residency Unlimited to turn their self-organized program into a professional, artist-run residency at the non-for-profit’s location in Long Island City. Participants, dubbed “fluxers,” can take advantage of work facilities like a screen-printing lab and wood shop, a gallery space for group and solo exhibitions, and involvement in Flux’s projects. The application deadline, August 1st, is getting close! Click here to apply.
- The premier international photography competition, Hey, Hot Shot!, is now open for entries. Five photographers will receive $500, a place in the 2010 Hot Shot exhibition at Jen Bekman Gallery, and the opportunity to sell an edition of their photos on 20×200. AFC’s friend and colleague, Jen Bekman, will then choose one of the five to win the grand prize of $5,000, a solo exhibition, and representation with the gallery for two years. This competition spreads the wealth, offering all contenders a chance to participate in 20×200 and be featured on the Hey, Hot Shot! blog. Each month a guest curator will also select one photographer for the Curator’s Choice Awards. Submissions must be in by July 29th to be considered. Competitors must enter five photos from one body of work using the online upload tool. Better hurry with this one. The application fee starts at $75, but will increase throughout the program.
- For those with lighter wallets, Momenta is free and always open to suggestions– or at least from September 15th to April 15th. Send in documentation of artwork with slides, CDs, DVDs or VHS tapes. Before picking your brain for this one, take note: “We suggest that you visit Momenta art before submitting materials to see if Momenta is an appropriate venue for your work,” says their submission policy.