Posts tagged as:

Call for Entries

Call for Submissions: We Are SO Not Getting the Security Deposit Back; a Guide to Defunct Artist-Run Spaces.

by The AFC Staff on June 7, 2016
Thumbnail image for Call for Submissions: We Are SO Not Getting the Security Deposit Back; a Guide to Defunct Artist-Run Spaces.

Look around the sanitized streets of any contemporary city, and there’s a secret, often subversive history at risk of being forgotten. What’s now the nanny’s room in Brownstone Brooklyn might’ve been a tiny gallery in a riotous punk house. An American Apparel could have once been home to a cooperatively-run storefront space. And undoubtedly, those renovated loft condos once housed artists’ exhibition and studio spaces. Our cities are elephant graveyards of generations’ of artist’s aspirations and hard work made temporarily tangible. We ought to remember the artist-run space.

Art F City is pleased to announce We Are SO Not Getting the Security Deposit Back: a Guide to Defunct Artist-Run Spaces, a series of zines and e-books documenting the often-forgotten places where art making and viewing once happened. We’ll be releasing editions specific to cities such as New York, Baltimore, Chicago, and beyond, but welcome submissions from anywhere. If you were once a proprietor of a now-defunct artist-run space, or know someone who was, drop us a line. Whether your blood, sweat, and tears are barely dry or have long ago been whitewashed over, we want to hear your story.

Read the full article →

ArtPrize Announces $20,000 in Grants for Artists

by Michael Anthony Farley on March 30, 2016
Thumbnail image for ArtPrize Announces $20,000 in Grants for Artists

ArtPrize, the Michigan-based public art competition, has announced a $20,000 fund to be distributed via “pitch nights” in four cities. Artists from those respective regions can attend these events in Durham, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, and Louisville and propose public artworks to a panel for the chance to secure $5,000 to realize their projects. The selected artists will then be given an exhibition opportunity during ArtPrize.

Read the full article →

Electric Objects Announces $100,000 Fund for Commissioning New Digital Art

by Michael Anthony Farley on March 11, 2016
Thumbnail image for Electric Objects Announces $100,000 Fund for Commissioning New Digital Art

Electric Objects, makers of an internet-connected digital art display that can be hung like a painting, have announced a new fun for commissioning digital artworks. The Electric Objects Art Club Fund will provide $100,000 for new projects in 2016.

Read the full article →