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Call for Entries: Real Art Awards

Real Art Ways, an alternative art space in Hartford, Connecticut, invites recent alumni and current graduating students to apply fro a new competitive program they are producing. The Real Art Awards and Exhibitions invites emerging artists from New England, New Jersey, and New York to submit their work for consideration for this competitive program. In addition to a $2,500 award, six chosen artists will receive a solo exhibition occurring between 2018-2019, curatorial assistance, documentation, exhibition publication, and an opportunity for an artist talk.

Real Art Ways is flexible in their definition of “emerging”; artists who are no more than three years removed from a full-time educational program, or artists with less than five years of exhibition experience are eligible to apply to this call. Artists who do not fit either of these criteria but feel they can make a compelling case to be considered as emerging may also apply; the jury will determine their competitiveness based on review criteria. Artists should not be students during the time of their respective exhibitions.

Applicants will be judged by a jury including:

Min Jung Kim, Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art
Saya Woolfalk, Artist
Will K. Wilkins, Executive Director, Real Art Ways
Participation in the program is free of charge. Submissions must be made online by April 8, 11:59 EDT.
Find more rules and regulations on how to apply at Real Art Ways’ online form located here.
Any questions and concerns can be directed to Neil Daigle Orians, Visual Arts Coordinator at Real Art Ways via email at

ABC No Rio in Exile: The Game Show

The Game Show is a cooperative, participatory arts project initiated by ABC No Rio and artists involved with No Rio’s 2017 Flux Factory collaboration, Against Competition/Towards Mutual Aid.

Inspired by noncompetitive games such as hacky sack, hot lava, keeptheballoonupintheair, cooperative roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons, and the surrealist drawing exercise Exquisite Corpse, The Game Show will take place in the blurry boundary land between art, community, and game playing.

We are seeking collaborators to join us in the experimental process of developing the exhibition. The show itself will be a game made of components that participants choose and cooperatively assemble. This metagame will define how the exhibition will be presented, and define the experience viewers have of, and within, this exhibition.

To become part of this experimental exhibition we’re asking interested participants to answer a set of questions (the survey) and propose a game component for inclusion in the metagame: this can be a set of rules, a playing piece, an obstacle or a narrative element, a condition or an instruction.

The Game Show is a processdriven project. All participants will need to be available to attend a series of meetings in New York City in April and May 2018. At these meetings we will collectively devise our metagame, using artistic processes like cutups and Exquisite Corpse as inspiration. We will also program gaming events for participants who have performative and/or interactive gamebased work.

Interested participants are invited to answer the Google Survey, where you can also sign up for meeting dates.

Exhibition will take place at Bullet Space, 292 E 3rd St, NYC, from May 25 – June 8, 2018.

Survey must be submitted no later than April 15, 2018.

Any questions and concerns can be directed via email to

American-Australian Dame Joan Sutherland Arts Fund

The American Australian Association is now accepting applications from both Australian and American artists who wish to pursue their creative dreams in the United States of America and Australia.

The exchange of the arts between Australia and America has formed a strong cultural bond between our nations.  Through the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, emerging and early-career artists are offered the opportunity to advance in the fields of theatre, film, television, dance, visual arts, design, literature, photography and fashion to develop their talent with leading mentors and educators.  The Fund provides grants up to US$5,000 along with mentorships and the opportunity to connect to a global network of fellow artists, as well as providing exposure to a wider audience.

Recognizing the energizing effect of new environments, collaborations and educational opportunities, since 1998 the American Australian Association has awarded more than 500 grants, totaling over $1 million, to talented young artists.

To be eligible for an arts grant applicants must be:

  • An Australian or American citizen or permanent resident.
  • Australian applicants must be applying for professional development in America and American applicants must be applying for professional development in Australia.
  • Applicants must be emerging or early career practicing artists.  In exceptional cases, support for artists who do not fall into the emerging/early career category, may be considered.
  • Applications must be prepared and submitted by the artist (not by a third party).
  • Course/project commencement date cannot be more than eight months after the application deadline date to the DJSF. If an applicant has already begun their course or project, it cannot be more than 75% complete at the time of the application deadline.
  • You cannot apply for the same project or course more than once.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable financial need. Submissions must be made online by April 30, 11:59 PM EST.

For further information regarding eligibility for grants please refer to our website.

Any questions and concerns can be directed to

Museum of Arts and Design: The Burke Prize

A new annual award that reinforces MAD’s commitment to celebrating the next generation of artists working in and advancing the disciplines that shaped the American studio craft movement, the Burke Prize is an unrestricted $50,000 award made to a professional artist under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood.

2018 Jurors:

Michael Radyk, Director of Education, American Craft Council; Editor-in-Chief, American Craft Inquiry; Artist
Jenni Sorkin, Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara; Art Historian and Critic
Namita Gupta Wiggers, Director, Master of Arts in Critical and Historical Craft Studies, Warren Wilson College; Director and Co-Founder, Critical Craft Forum
Apply at Submissions must be made online by April 30, 2018.
Any questions and concerns can be directed to Angelik Vizcarrando-Laboy, Assistant Manager of Curatorial Affairs at the Museum of Arts and Design via email at

Mildred’s Lane: Summer Sessions

Whether or not you are affiliated with a sending institution, applying is an easy and straightforward process for independents of all ages. We ask that you follow a simple procedure that includes:

1) an essay or letter of interest explaining your reasons for wanting to come to Mildred’s Lane,

2) a letter of recommendation from a mentor,

3) your résumé, and

4) a portfolio of twelve images of your current work in the form of jpegs or pdfs.  Each image should be no greater than 3MB:

–  12 digital images, or

–  Video or performance documentation, or

–  Writings, or

–    Other


5) a $25. application fee.

Please note that we take a small group of people for each session and those spaces go fast, so we advise you to be in touch with us as soon as possible. We can help guide you, we try to help you raise funds and we want to get to know you as you enter this process and program.

More information is available via Mildred’s Lane.

Applications can be sent directly to Submissions must be made online by May 1, 2018.

Any questions and concerns can be directed via phone to 845.252.3554.