Apr 8, 2008

Awesome Public Lecture Series at UCSD

Collective Art Practice - Performative and Networked Approaches to
Challenging Power
Public Lecture Series, as part of VIS198 Directed Study Group
flyer: http://sdhacklab.org/vis198-lecture-series-flyer.pdf
A series of talks looking at the how groups are using collective
practice and online public space to confront social issues embodied in
the San Diego/Tijuana border region. All lectures will be held at
Calit2, Atkinson Hall, 2nd Floor, Wednesday nights from 6-7pm. This
lecture series is sponsored by UCIRA. If you have questions or are
interested in registering for this class, email Micha Cárdenas at
mcardenas (at) ucsd.edu.
Week 1 - April 2: A Class Without A Teacher? Critical Pedagogy and Intro
to Collective Practice
Presenters: Members of the Groundwork Books Collective,
Week 2 - April 9: A Rich Legacy of Collective Practice
Presenters: Brett Stalbaum, Ricardo Dominguez speaking on Electronic
Disturbance Theater and particle group, http://pitmm.net
Week 3 - April 16: Social Sculpture, society is the sculpture,
collectively creating change - Presenters: The Boredom Patrol of the
Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army, http://circasd.org
Week 4 - April 23: Transnational corporations, transnational resistance
Presenters: Colectivo Zapatista (tentative) and
Simon Sedillo of El Enemigo Comun, http://elenemigocomun.net
Week 5 - April 30: Gaming Theory, "In Game" Resistance
Presenters: Adriene Jenik, http://adrienejenik.net
Week 8 - May 21: Gender, Sexuality and Erotic Art Practice
Presenters: Sharing Is Sexy, http://sharingissexy.org
Week 9 - May 21: DIY, Self-Publishing, Craftivism
Presenters: Grrrl Zines A Go-Go, http://gzagg.org
Week 11 – Friday, June 6th, 6pm, Presentation of Group Projects from VIS198
More info at http://crca.ucsd.edu
Directions at http://atkinsonhall.calit2.net

Apr 3, 2008

Phase for Book Projects NOW Open

New Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Phase for Book Projects NOW Open
Form available at www.artswriters.org

Deadline for Book LOIs: May 5, 2008
General Application Phase Opens August 4, 2008
Deadline for Applications: September 22, 2008

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports writing on contemporary visual art through project-based grants issued directly to individual authors. The Arts Writers Grant Program funds in four categories: books; short-form writing; articles; and blogs/new and alternative media projects.

Beginning with its 2008 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant Program is implementing a new Letter of Inquiry (LOI) phase for all book proposals, which will serve as a gateway to the general grant application phase. The addition of the LOI will enable the Arts Writers Grant Program to process a higher volume of book proposals and to consider book projects at an earlier stage of their development.

A streamlined version of the application form, the LOI consists of a project description, a chapter break-down/summary, and a resume. LOIs will only be accepted from writers who meet the program's general eligibility requirements and who have at least ONE of the following:
Have been writing professionally on the contemporary visual arts on a regular basis for at least three years; OR
Have previously published a book with a reputable publisher; OR
Have completed a PhD dissertation.

All writers seeking support for book projects must submit LOIs. The deadline for LOIs is May 5, 2008. LOI authors invited to submit proposals during the general grant application phase will be notified in Mid-July, 2008.

There is no LOI phase for writers seeking support in other categories (articles, short-form writing, and blogs/new and alternative media). Those writers may apply directly to the program during the general application phase.

The online grant application form opens on Aug 4, 2008. Grant applications are due September 22, 2008.

Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP)

Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP)

Smithsonian Summer Program 2008
Designed to create a dialogue and enrich the experiences of cultural workers and scholars, the Smithsonian Institute for the Interpretation and Representation of Latino Cultures (SIIRLC) is a combination of lectures, workshops, and two weeks of hands-on learning at the Smithsonian Institution. The program aims to develop creativity and leadership of new talent in the fields of cultural work in community cultural centers, museums, and theater. A group of fifteen applicants will be chosen by a selection committee composed of scholars, artists, museum professionals, and cultural center directors. The application deadline is April 24, 2008 at 5 p.m. Selected applicants will be informed of their selection by May 2008. For more information visit the Smithsonian website or send an e-mail toJoanne Flores or contact her at 202-633-0807. The CSRC is a founding member of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR).

Apr 1, 2008

Genesis Project

Call for Artists

Genesis Project, Los Angeles

A four-week intensive, practice-based, inter-disciplinary artists residency

Hosted by Sea and Space Explorations, Highland Park

August 2008


Genesis facilitates an environment wherein creativity IS the act of investigation rather than what is produced from it. As a 4-week (non-residential) intensive artist's residency for inter-disciplinary, body-based artists our mission is to support artists in accessing space in which to work and fortify a practice and a community from which to act globally. By asking artists to commit to regular inquiry (2-3 hours a day, 5-6 days a week) without focus on a final product, Genesis aims to heighten productivity of the collective at work in the project and to sharpen the potency of each artist's daily practice. One day each week will be dedicated workshops and dialogue amongst the six participating artists.

Applications due by April 21st. To learn more about the project and the application process please visit www.genesisprojectla.org and/or contact Project Director Hana van der Kolk at hjvanderkolk@gmail.com

Sincerest apologies for x-posting. If you would like to be removed from this list please respond to this email with the subject remove. Thank you!
Hana van der Kolk

call for proposals-

Earth Matters On Stage ~
Ecodrama Playwrights Festival & Symposium
May 21~ 31, 2009 ~ University of Oregon

Call for Symposium Papers and Proposals

"Ecological victory will require a transvaluation so profound as to be
nearly unimaginable at present. And in this the arts and humanities –
including the theater – must play a role."
Una Chaudhuri

Indeed ecology is at the heart of burgeoning creativity and
interdisciplinary scholarship across the arts and humanities. This
Symposium, together with the concurrent Ecodrama Festival, invites
artists, scholars and activists to share their work, ideas, and
passions with one another and with the larger community who attend the

We welcome creative and innovative proposals for workshops,
round-tables, panels, working sessions, installations, or
participatory community gatherings that explore, examine, challenge,
articulate, or nourish the possibilities of theatre's response to the
environmental crisis in particular, and our ecological situatedness in

The format is wide-open and we will schedule and shape the Symposium
around the types of proposals received and selected. We encourage
proposals that go beyond a recitation of ideas or positions, and
instead bring presenters and participants together as they engage the
driving question of how theatre has or might function as part of our
multiple reciprocal relationships within ecological communities.

Some possible topics for exploration include: land and body in
performance; representation of/and environmental justice; green
theatre production; old cultural narratives/new stories; indigenous
performance; community-based performance/ecological communities;
sensing place/staging place; devising from ecology; the ecologies of
theatrical form and/or space; animal representation; and application
of ecocriticism to plays and performance.

Please send by email or snail mail, a one-page proposal and/or
abstract by January 1, 2009 to:
Earth Matters ~ Ecodrama Symposium 2009
Theresa May, Director
Theater Arts, VIL 216, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403

Please include:
Type of session & title;
Your preferred type of space (classroom, theatre, studio, or outdoors);
Time-length (60 min; 90 min; 2+ hours; half-day);
Ideal or maximum number of participants;
Short bio/s.

We encourage proposals that include more than one presenter; however,
single person proposals are accepted and will be combined with others
as themes and formats allow.

Our website will be up soon! We look forward to your Proposal! Questions

Seeking Program Coordinator

Create Now! provides creative arts mentoring in music, writing, visual
arts, performance, video production, etc., plus offers many resources
and opportunities to thousands of troubled youth throughout Southern
California. We serve high-risk youth ages 2-25 who who have been
abused, neglected, abandoned, orphaned, are left homeless, runaways,
foster children, teen parents, victims of domestic violence, substance
abusers, children of prisoners, gang members or incarcerated.

We're seeking a reliable and organized go-getter for 20 hours/week,
$12/hour + perks. The office is located near MacArthur Park, close to
downtown. Programs take place at youth facilities throughout the region.

The schedule is mostly flexible with some evenings and weekends.
Program Coordinator must accurately coordinate multiple projects
simultaneously, including events, cultural excursions and resources,
with some program development and evaluation.

Bilingual important. Candidates must have previous experience with
high-risk youth. Excellent written/verbal skills needed. Includes
networking and outreach. Bachelor's Degree preferred but not
essential. Good computer skills. Familiarity with Macintosh helpful.
This position includes driving throughout the region; Car/license
needed, mileage provided.

Email cover letter and resume to info@createnow.org. No faxes please.

Stage Manager and Lighting Designer needed....

...for Big Variety Show/Benefit happening during the last week
of June at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood !

Stage Manager must be very experienced and 'headstrong' .
(cast of 20+ performers...)
Also seeking an ASM <---

L.D. must have experience designing with 'moving lights' .
Hang & Focus crew will be provided .

There is pay for both positions !

Send inquiries, referrals and resumes to :

seeing Editor

THE magazine, (themagazineonline.com) published in Santa Fe, New
Mexico, is expanding to Los Angeles, and is seeking to hire an
outgoing, experienced person to be the lead editor heading up this
new arts and culture publication.

THE magazine is a visually oriented, free periodical concentrating
on the local, regional, and national art scenes, as well as
featuring articles, reviews and interviews on the performing arts,
books, films, music, and important cultural issues of the day

The Santa Fe Publishing Group (SFPG) is seeking an experienced
Editor for THE magazine Los Angeles.

THE magazine Los Angeles is a monthly periodical covering the
contemporary arts scene in the Los Angeles market. Working under
the supervision of the SFPG’s Managing Editor in Santa Fe, the Los
Angeles Editor will be responsible for managing all editorial
aspects of SFPG’s Los Angeles publication.

Primary responsibilities will include:
· Work with SFPG’s Santa Fe Managing Editor to develop the Los
Angeles editorial calendar

· Select and assign writers to cover art events in the Los
Angeles market

· Managing a staff of interns, photographers and contract

· Working closely with the ad sales department to develop
relationships with art galleries, museums, art centers and related
business in Los Angeles

· Minimum of 5 years experience in editorial or related
· Broad familiarity with the contemporary art scene in Los
· Excellent knowledge of media relations and marketing.
· Excellent organizational, writing, and presentation skills.
· Ability to meet deadlines and work autonomously.
· Computer proficiency
· Enthusiasm for the mission of the organization.
· Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-moving environment.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in the Arts or in Journalism
Minimum of five (5) years experience directly related to the duties
and responsibilities specified.
Hours: Full time position
Salary: Competitive Salary, Health benefits, Vacation time,
Holidays, 401k Plan
Please submit resume and inquiries to:
Clayton Campbell
Artistic Director
18th Street Arts Center

call for entries- art show

281 S. Thomas Street, #104, Pomona, CA 91766 909-620-5481
Download full prospectus @www.scagallery.com
Or send SASE to SCA Project Gallery (above address). Attention: My Space Eligibility: All artists working with the concept of space. Be it personal, psychological, physical, emotional, cyber, universal, memory, inner, social, etc.
Looking for: Painting, photography, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, ceramics, video installation
Received by Entry Deadline: April 30, 2008
Juror: Suvan Geer is an artist, art writer and educator. She has exhibited nationally, and internationally, teaches and writes about art for various art publications including Artweek, ArtScene, Sculpture Magazine, Public Art Review and Art Nexus.
Questions: director@scagallery.com

The mission of SCA Project Gallery is to serve and lead intercultural audiences and communities in educational dialogue by providing an environment for artists to present innovative work with contemporary issues.
SCA Project Gallery is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission

NYC: Stage manager and wardrobe person needed

The Ensemble Studio Theatre seeks stage managers for 15 one-act plays making up the 30th Marathon of One Act Plays. This prestigious event runs over May and June, and stage managers will be assigned to one or two plays throughout the run of the festival. Stage managers will be in charge of rehearsals and serve as running crew for the various evenings. They will report to the Production Stage Manager and be available for all technical performances. Rehearsals begin April 14, and run in three series over the next two months. This is an opportunity to be a part of the longest running one-act festival in the nation.

Please send resumes ASAP to Season Producer, James Carter at carter@ensemblestudiotheatre.org