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in the loop oct 23: opportunities

realtime's advance word


spaced: art out of place 2013-15, iaska

Julia Davis, Headspace, spaced 2012 Julia Davis, Headspace, spaced 2012
courtesy the artist
In February this year Fremantle Arts Centre hosted the inaugural IASKA spaced exhibition which showcased the results of 21 artist residencies in a range of communities in Western Australia. Response was enthusiastic with Sarah Miller writing in RT108, “The desire to foreground the experiences of not only the artists but also community members led to a rich and complex, often paradoxical and occasionally confronting, series of artworks, conversations and engagements that will surely resonate long after the individual projects have ended.”

The producing body IASKA is now calling for expressions of interest in the 2013-15 program. The curatorial focus for the second iteration is collective memory, considered here to be “the source of competing narratives through which we create new visions of our communal present and future” (press release). IASKA is seeking proposals from visual and media artists interested in creating works in negotiation and consultation with a WA regional community over the course of an 8-12 week residency. Communities include Geraldton, Derby, Mandurah, Kalgoorlie, Esperance and Albany and artists are also encouraged to suggest other options. Works will be exhibited in their original location and also in a final group exhibition in 2015, once again at the Fremantle Arts Centre. The exhibition will also tour 2015-17. Australian and international artists are encouraged to apply and successful applicants will receive artist fees, travel and production expenses.
Spaced: art out of place, IASKA, expressions of interest due Oct 29; http://www.iaska.com.au/

punctum: in-habit & seedpod

Punctum’s In-Habit offers Victorian artists travel and accommodation costs to undertake a residency in a regional area in an overseas country. Artists can organise their own host but Punctum has already established some very interesting relationships with international organisations such as Fontevraud Abbey, located in the Loire Valley, France which concentrates on animation, or Noirlac Abbey 40kms from Bourge which offers an arts research program around “pluridisciplinary” practices involving music, sonic arts and installation art. Also in France is Ambronay Abbey which focuses on “multi-disciplinary meetings between intellectuals and performing artists around its theme of 'music and the sacred'” (website). Then there is Casa das Caldeiras in the Western Zone of Sao Paulo, Brazil, an art centre housed in a converted power generator offering residencies for artists whose practice concentrates on social and civic interaction. Finally there is the Mexican residency at the Centro Mexicano para la Música y Artes Sonoras in Morelia, “an avant-garde centre for music and technology unique in Latin-America” (website).

While In-Habit is only open to Victorian artists, Punctum also offers inhouse residencies at their headquarters in Castlemaine and the Old Fire Station in Bendigo, open to artists from all states. Through their Seedpod program they are currently calling for proposals from artists interested in being in residence to create live art, performance and installation works that “engage meaningfully with the environment, communities, culture, and audiences in which our incubator spaces are situated” (website). Artists receive workspace and a contribution to fees and production.
Both In-Habit and Seedpod applications are due Jan 18 2013; for more information see http://www.punctum.com.au

isea 2013, call for conference participation

The 2013 International Symposium on Electronic Art, now under the directorship of Jonathan Parsons (after Marcus Westbury recently stepped aside) is up to its final planning stages calling for participation in the conference program. The overall theme of the event, Resistance is Futile, is a comment on the ubiquity of digital technology in the world today, looking at the role of digital art in this normalization process. There's also a range of subthemes including Resistance is fertile, Converging and diverging realities, Life…but not as we know it and Histories and Futures of Electronic Art. Artists and academics are invited to submit proposals for presentations in a range of formats from onsite discussion, online interactions, round-table debates and provocation sessions with a strong emphasis on thinking differently about the modes to presentation to ensure they are “engaging and dynamic” (oft repeated on the website). There will be no nodding off at this symposium!
Applications close Nov 16; for more information http://www.isea2013.org/conference

melbourne filmmaking summer school

Melbourne Filmmaking Summer School Melbourne Filmmaking Summer School
Each year for the last 19, Screen Studies at the University of Melbourne has offered an intensive summer school through their public engagement program and registrations are now open for the 2013 installment. With a strong practical component the course offers tuition in screenwriting, cinematography, directing actors, production and sound design, editing, digital effects, film music, screen language and documentary filmmaking. You can choose from a range of day sessions run by leading practitioners, undertake an introductory intensive (13 days) or the full Script to Screen course (19 days). There’s also a Cinematography Intensive that can be taken separately or as part of the Script to Screen course and taught by Ellery Ryan who has worked on films such as Angel Baby and Dead Letter Office. There are also screenwriting days such as Writing Short Films, Adaptation for the Screen and Writing for Television and a two-day Documentary making intensive.
Melbourne Filmmaking Summer School, Jan 7-Feb 1, Trinity College, Melbourne University, enquiries summerfilmschool@me.com http://www.summerfilmschool.com/

sidney myer performing arts award

Nominations are now open for the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards which aim to recognise outstanding achievement and ongoing contribution by individuals and companies in the areas of dance, drama, comedy, music, opera, circus and puppetry. The Individual Award is $50,000, The Group Award $80,000, while The Facilitator’s Prize, shining a little light on the often neglected enablers, is $20,000. The awards are decided by a judging panel based on nominations which can now be made online here. Deadline for nominations is Nov 9; http://www.myerfoundation.org.au

RealTime issue #111 Oct-Nov 2012 pg. web

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