Call for Submissions

1. Call for artists, Lower East Side Printshop, Manhattan, deadline March 1



Lower East Side Printshop, NY, offers emerging artists FREE year-long studio residencies to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. The application deadline is March 1, 2019 for residencies from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Printmaking facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monotype, waterbased screenprinting, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand.

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2. Call for performance artists, Ugly Duckling Presse, deadline Feb. 15

As you might or might not remember “performance” in INDEX is broadly defined–these can be traditional theater pieces, performances for camera, performances for your dog/cat/lizard/loved one/stuffed animal you will never surrender/so forth. These can be imaginary performances/failed performances/attempted performances/rescued performances–you get my drift. If you are wondering if you can include it, the answer is most likely yes.

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3. Call for artists, University of Chicago, IL, deadline Jan. 21

STAGE – Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration – is a laboratory within the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering, in which we create and develop original multimedia theatre work inspired by science and technology.

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4. Call for artists, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, deadline Jan. 31

New York, NY – The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NYC Parks,

together with the Committee to Empower Voices for Healing and Equity,

today announced an open call for artists to design an artwork to fill

the space formerly occupied by a statue of J. Marion Sims, which was

removed in April 2018. The new artwork commission is part of the

Beyond Sims effort to transcend Sims’ legacy of performing medical

experimentation on women of color and reinterpret the site where his

sculpture formerly stood.

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5. Call for artists, Textile Arts Center, deadline March 18

The Textile Arts Center’s Artist in Residence (TAC AIR) program equips emerging artists and designers with the resources and skills to better articulate their practices and contribute to their communities through a combination of studio access, rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, critical dialogue, and mentorship. The culminating group exhibition showcases and promotes residents’ work on a regional and national level through additional catalogue materials.

The 8 artists for Cycle 11 of the AIR program will be selected by a jury of TAC staff and professionals working in different fields of textile arts. Cycle 11 runs from October 2019-June 2020.

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6. Call for artists, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, deadline Feb. 15

Byrdcliffe Artist Residencies offer uninterrupted time and space for creatives in all disciplines with fully and partially funded residencies in monthly, seasonal, and year round duration. Our serene mountain community is 2.5 hours north of NYC in the mountains of Woodstock NY with iterations open to individuals, teams, and couples at all levels. Byrdcliffe annually welcomes over 80 visual artists, writers, weavers, composers, and creators of exceptional talent in groups of 15-20 per month. The main criterion for acceptance to Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is artistic excellence or demonstrated commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Emerging as well as established creatives are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is particularly beneficial to those who find it restorative to live in a simple, communal environment in close proximity to natural beauty.

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