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    Art Handlxrs* for Hire

    The Art Handlxrs* is a group dedicated to the support and growth of POC, queer, non-binary, trans, and womxn* identifying individuals in the professional arts industry as preparators, art handlers, technicians, fabricators, and other industry support roles.

    Art Handlxrs* aims to connect the community through mixers, teach basic skill sets and techniques through workshops, and eventually provide training for interested individuals to learn how to handle and install artwork in partnership with local institutions.

    Art Handlxrs*

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    Grant database for cultural producers and organizations

    This is a growing grants database with fundraising opportunities focusing on awards averaging $1,000+, prioritize BIPOC and LGBTQIA+, and unrestricted funding.

    Kat Trataris

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    Call for Papers: Artistic Research as Exquisite Practice

    The Zetesis journal is preparing a special issue that focuses on Artistic Research as Exquisite Practice. This issue is part of the Creator Doctus project and will appear in April 2021.

    Respondents to the call are invited to attend to one of the following themes:

    Exquisite Methods
    This theme will explore recent and current thinking on artistic research and discuss the data collated with regard to exemplars of best practice.

    Exquisite Mattering
    This theme will explore the tension created between practical production and written submission and the importance of ‘matter’ and ‘mattering’ which arguably leads us to an innovative reimagining of what constitutes the idea of the ‘thesis’.

    Exquisite Collisions
    This theme will explore the importance of disciplinary specificity and inter/trans/cross-disciplinarity within the context of current ecologies of difference and the impact of intersectional identity forming practices.

    Exquisite Collaborations
    Using a range of collaborative partnerships as case studies of cultural organisations that have significant impact on the city, this theme will explore the dynamic relationship inherent in collaborative projects and the ethical implications of such forms of engagement where the partners (the artist, institution and organisation or societal partner) have various degrees of investment in the developing research project.

    Exquisite Learning
    This theme will explore the impact that the shifts in thinking about artistic research have had on learning and teaching, the role of the artist within academic and research contexts. It will consider the potential new strategies for engagement.

    Exquisite Environments
    This theme will explore the importance of the development of a strong research culture and its relationship to all levels of study - consider the development of the spaces for the delivery of artistic courses. – consider the shifts in the design of educational environments and the impact that the physical environment has on the nature of the production of art and the learning experience.

    Exquisite Dissemination
    This theme will explore the multi-modes of dissemination available to artistic researchers within contemporary culture and across a wide range of formal and informal, material and virtual platforms.

    You are asked to react to the call with an outline of max. 1.000 words before 4 January 2021.

    Professor Henry Rogers

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    The National Portrait Gallery’s triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

    Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2022
    Open to All Media
    October 5, 2020–January 29, 2021

    Artists are invited to submit portraits in any media for consideration in the sixth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. As with past editions, the competition seeks to broaden the definition of portraiture and highlight the genre’s relevance in society and contemporary art. Artworks may originate from direct encounters between the artist and the sitter or draw upon existing imagery or archival research in response to history. Artists are encouraged to think about portraiture’s potential to engage with the social and political landscape of our time.


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    Call for Artists: MFA Revisited

    Call for Artists: MFA Revisited
    Deadline: Monday, January 11, 2021, 11:59 pm
    Juror: Aay Preston-Myint, Public Programs and Outreach Manager, Headlands Center for the Arts

    In 2011, two artists enrolled at Mills and UC Berkeley, Claire Colette and Kari Marboe, saw a need for dialogue between programs and wished to create opportunities for artists in MFA programs. With this impulse they created a platform for connection through a shared exhibition offered at Root Division. This seed of an idea has become a biennial Root Division tradition called MFA Now. The MFA Now Archive Project and Juried Exhibition has provided a platform for looking at Bay Area artists and institutions in order to promote dialogue and to archive current art-making practices and models.

    In what would mark the seventh iteration of the show we've decided that the needs of this year are quite different. With an international pandemic collapsing the final year of learning for many MFA students, thesis exhibitions sequestered online, the re-imagining of arts institutions, and increased unsteadiness within academic spaces -- we are presenting MFA Revisited. This exhibition is open to artists who would have graduated from their MFA programs and presented thesis exhibitions in Spring of 2020.

    It is our hope to provide space and audience while bolstering the work and growth of the 2020 cohort of graduates throughout the Bay Area.

    Freddi Lopez

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    Join The Now Be Here Artist Directory

    In 2016, I started Now Be Here because the same artists were being shown. I thought if we show how many more artists were available and make it easy for curators, galleries and collectors they might expand the artists they exhibit. My hope is this site will make it even easier to connect and support artists. But it needs you, so please register. Artist who participated in events need to register their work since I do not have the rights to your images.

    All women-identifying and non-binary artists are welcome to join this free artist directory. This directory is not a platform to sell your work but to share your work and drive people to your website or social media account where they can find out more about your creative practice. Please fill out the form completely so visitors to the site can filter and find your work easily.

    Now Be Here

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    A searchable database of museum professionals who are out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, to connect with potential employers based on expertise and location.

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    Internship Program

    The Internship Program provides an opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of managing an arts organization and gallery. By assisting the staff and working with artists at the gallery, interns will become familiar with the unique nature of A.I.R. and become a part of its rich history. The work includes direct contact with the public, assisting with mailings and gallery publicity, cataloging incoming information and facilitating communication of information between the staff, the artists and the public. Past projects have included organizing the archive of historic documents, coordinating open-call exhibitions, planning a panel discussion, writing grant proposals, designing press materials, website upkeep and online social networking.

    Jasmine Wahi

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    Apply for an Exhibition at A.I.R

    Each exhibition selected by the Exhibition Committee will be on show for 4 weeks. A.I.R. Gallery’s Executive Director, Director of Fellowship, and staff members will provide professional curatorial support for the successful production of the exhibition. In addition, the gallery will also assist with the exhibition promotion by using our special press database and reaching out to our email and social network subscriptors. The gallery also welcomes artists and curators to create exhibition postcards and public programs related to the exhibition.

    Jasmine Wahi

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    A.I.R. Fellowship Program

    The A.I.R. Fellowship Program was established in 1993 by former artist member, Stephanie Bernheim, in order to support underrepresented and emerging self-identified women and non-binary artists in New York City. Each year, six artists are awarded a year-long fellowship to develop and exhibit a project at A.I.R.


In the last 25 years, more than 100 artists have had the opportunity to have their first solo exhibition in New York City with the support of the A.I.R. community. This program encourages artistic experimentation and rigor by providing a space where feminist historical precedence and intergenerational dialogue are at the forefront. Essential to this process is a series of professional development workshops, close collaboration with an A.I.R. artist-mentor, scheduled studio visits through the year—including one with the panelists—and participation in the Unforgettables Reading/Working Group.

    Since 2009, A.I.R. Gallery names one yearly A.I.R. Fellowship seat in memory of the artist, activist, writer, and feminist Emma Bee Bernstein (1985-2008). In recognition of Emma’s significant contributions as a young artist, the youngest A.I.R. Fellowship recipient receives the honor of holding the Emma Bee Bernstein Fellowship.

    Jasmine Wahi

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