Friday, October 23, 2015

Calls to Artists: 10-23-2015

•ArtsMemphis, Crosstown Arts and UrbanArt Commission (UAC) are planning a series of professional development events and workshops to provide artists with greater resources and opportunities for growth in 2016. They are requesting that visual artists share some of their experiences as an artist and the topics that would be most beneficial by taking a brief survey. All survey participants will be entered to win an iPad mini.

•Crosstown Arts is seeking work for their upcoming exhibition Mi Sur/My South, a survey of Latino and Latina artists living and working in Memphis. This exhibition is part of the efforts of Centro Cultural (a Latina/o cultural center based at Caritas Village) to survey and document the artistic life and production of Latina/os in Shelby County. To this end, the Centro is additionally working to compile an Artist Registry that would include not only visual artists but all creative disciplines. The deadline to submit work is Monday, Oct. 26. Read more and submit…

•ArtsMemphis will host two informational sessions regarding their ArtsAccelerator grant awarded to five different artists each year. The award amount has increased to $5,000 per artist. Artists applying must be residents of Shelby County. The first session is Monday, Oct. 19 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland St. The second will take place Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Memphis Slim House, 1130 College St., starting at 5:30 p.m. Read more...

•Tennessee Craft (formerly TACA), in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission, is offering an opportunity for emerging makers to learn traditional and contemporary craft skills from master-level craftsmen through their 2015–2016 Master Artist/Apprentice Program (MAAP). Applications, to be completed together by master and artist, are available now until October 31, 2015. A jury panel will then select program participants. Eligible craft media includes basketry, clay, fiber/textiles, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, 2D and 3D mixed media, paper, printmaking, sculpture and wood. Apprenticeships will last from December 1, 2015 through June 15, 2016 with a final exhibition to be held at the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery in the Fall of 2016. Read more and apply…

•Crosstown Arts' application period for their studio residency program is now open. Artists may apply for all three of their studio residency sessions for 2016. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31Read more and apply...

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