Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts 2012

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts
16 July – 25 August 2012

Two courses in photography

The primary aim of Katharina Sieverding’s course is, on a macrosocial level, intensive discussion of the cultural, social and medial positioning of artistic image productions. On a microsocial level, the focus is on the process of finding the potential of each participant, encouraging individual methods of work and articulation, and providing theoretical and practical support for creative development. Assistants Frank Bartsch, Bodo Schlack (both Berlin University of the Arts) and Orson Sieverding (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design) will provide the participants with experimental and conceptual support in the analogue and digital laboratories

Duration: 6 – 25 August 2012
The course with Jo Ractliffe, Not a thousand words: photography and narrative, explores photography’s spaces of slippage – between real and imaginary, fact and fiction, truth and lie. Much of the course will focus on the tension between photography’s documentary status and its fictive capacities, especially with regard to its evocative and associative potentials in narrative construction.
Participants will work as a group on a ‘cut-up’ storyboard project, as well as individually on their own projects, exploring a range of visual modes and forms, image/text relations and narrative strategies.

Duration: 16 July – 4 August 2012
Costs: € 840.- (red. € 600.-)

The high quality of the courses is guaranteed by the requirement that all prospective participants must apply for acceptance. On the basis of the submitted dossier, the teachers select participants, who will be notified by 31 May 2012. Closing date for applications for courses is 15 May 2012. If numbers allow, later applications may be considered.
Further information:
T +43 662 842113

Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice: Call for applications until 15th of April 2012


The Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice is a multidisciplinary degree course for artists from the visual arts, the performing arts, music and literature. Its starting point is the student’s individual approach and choice of emphases; together with interdisciplinary projects it enables multidisciplinary exchanges with students and teaching staff from other disciplines.

The course aims to foster an independent artistic outlook within a framework of collective and interdisciplinary working interrelationships. The course of study sharpens students’ individual artistic practices through direct engagement with other artistic strategies. A knowledge of current discourse in other art forms causes their view of their own work to change.
We offer four options of specialisations: Fine Arts, Music and Media Art, Literary Writing, Performance Art
Iris Frauchiger
Phone: +41 31 848 38 29
Fax: +41 31 848 38 51
Bern University of the Arts
MA Contemporary Arts Practice
Fellerstrasse 11
CH-3027 Bern

Submission deadline:
15th of April 2012
Please note: Online application only!
Submission deadline:
15th of April 2012

Summer Curatorial Residency at Node Center Berlin

The Node Center for Curatorial Studies Residency is a program lasting twelve intensive weeks, designed for international emerging curators who wish to expand their professional practice by developing projects in Berlin in a collaborative environment.

//Residency period: From June 5th to August 28th, 2012.
//Application Deadline: April 30th, 2012


Node’s program has an emphasis on developing innovative practice that expands the mechanism beyond the traditional process and format of the art exhibition, generating new discursive possibilities. To this end, the program is underpinned by a philosophy of exploring different fields of knowledge outside of the traditional gallery context to adapt them to the curatorial praxis. This gives rise to the opportunity to experiment with challenging curatorial projects, while receiving professional feedback and technical support.

During the twelve weeks of the program, the resident curators enjoy a shared office as well as the necessary resources to deeply immerse them in Berlin’s dynamic art scene. Residents participate in weekly activities programmed by Node such as artist studio visits, tours to exhibition spaces, networking events and workshops with a variety of experts and practitioners. The residency culminates in the development of a printed publication and the curation of a final show.

Participants are also encouraged to take an active role in developing the program and are welcome to arrange seminars, workshops, guest lectures, etc.
*For full information:
To gain an insight into Node’s daily life, please visit our blog:
//Application Form:

//Language: The program is international and English will be used as the working language.

//Duration: 12 weeks / 30 hours per week.


1 initial deposit of 720€
3 monthly payments of 770€



Application deadline:
April 30th, 2012

Residency period:
June 5th – August 28th, 2012



Node Center for Curatorial Studies – Berlin
Waldemarstr. 37A
Berlin 10999

EPSON International Photographic Pano Awards 2012

Fotógrafos profesionales y aficionados de todo el mundo están invitados a participar en los EPSON International Pano Awards para competir por más de 25.000 dólares en premios. El concurso, dedicado al arte de la fotografía panóramica, es la más grande e importante en su género. El año pasado se recibieron 3.586 imágenes de 985 fotógrafos de 62 países. Este año los premios incluyen impresoras de última generación, proyectores y 5.000 dólares en efectivo.

Los interesados podrán participar en tres categorías:

Open Awards: categoría para profesionales, aficionados y estudiantes de fotografía. Las imágenes deben ser de naturaleza (incluidos paisajes) o construcciones (incluyendo arquitectura).

Amateur Awards: En ésta categoría podrán participar solo estudiantes y aficionados. Las imágenes deben ser de la naturaleza (incluidos paisajes) o construcciones (incluyendo arquitectura).

VR/360 Awards: categoría para profesionales, aficionados y estudiantes de fotografía. El tema de las imágenes es libre pero el formato debe ser panóramico ( radio de 2:1 )

Fecha límite: 20 de abril de 2012

Más información y bases de la convocatoria:

Convocatoria Young Masters Art Prize 2012

El Young Masters Art Prize busca artistas que combinen la innovación con el arte del pasado. El premio está abierto a artistas provenientes de cualquier país que se desempeñen en las áreas de la pintura, escultura e instalación, grabado, dibujo, vídeo y sonido. Tras de un riguroso proceso de selección, la ceremonia de premiación y exhibición se llevará a cabo en noviembre, en la prestigiosa calle Cork.

El jurado de este año estará integrado por el historiador de arte y periodista Godfrey Barker; Colin Wiggins, jefe de Educación de la National Gallery de Londres; el artista Adam Dant, ganador del premio Jerwood; el reconocido coleccionista belga Alain Servais;y Bolton Roy, presentador del programa de arte “Show me the Monet”.

El Young Masters Art Prize funciona como una iniciativa sin ánimo de lucro, que fue creada en el 2009 por la galerista norteamericana establecida en Londres Cynthia Corbett, cuyo ganador en la edición inaugural fue el artista español Héctor de Gregorio residente y activo en Londres.

En el 2010 fue seleccionado el pintor catalán Lluís Barba, que tuvo el honor de exhibir sus pinturas en el Courtauld Institute de Londres en el marco de la muestra “Exhibitionism”. Barba recrea obras de arte icónicas para criticar la sociedad contemporánea, introduciendo personajes modernos a las escenas medievales de “El Bosco” y Pieter Brueghel.

Más información y bases de la convocatoria:

Online Courses for Artists and Art Administrators

Applied Art Education – New Courses for 2012

New courses are needed for emerging forms and practices within the fine arts. As curatorial practice grows, and as the current art scene in each city changes, almost imperceptibly, there is a need to stay aware of it all and navigate that world with ease and success.

The following courses are being offered, with brief descriptions below. Registration is handled through the link on this announcement.

1. How to Open and Run a Gallery.
From over 10 years experience as a gallery owner and director, Brainard Carey walks the student through several issues with a start-up gallery such as curatorial issues, building a following of collectors, finding a location, managing artists, and the business side of annual budgeting and hiring a staff.

2. How to Write About Art.
This course is for the curator or artist who would like to communicate more effectively. With reading assignments and examples, the course takes the student through several exercises in creating contemporary art texts that are meaningful and readable. The course will look at artists statements as well as curatorial essays and will deconstruct both to help understand what makes good writing effective and how you can employ similar tools and ideas in your own writing.

3. How to start and fund a magazine.
As an author and also a publisher of a magazine for over seven years, Brainard Carey will conduct a course that will be about magazine production from soup to nuts. From getting advertisers to layout and content, this course is about the details of production as well as editorial issues and financial issues. It is a compact course in all the tools needed to begin and operate a print magazine.

4. Fundraising for Artists and Administrators.
This course focuses on different methods of fund raising for institutions and artists. Crowd-sourcing and platforms like kickstarter are discussed as well as traditional techniques of asking for sponsors, working with local patrons and details of how to handle meetings and requests from potential funders.

5. New Markets in Art.
This course is a survey of current markets in art that are emerging or changing. Sales by artists such as Tino Sehgal to Grafitti artists raise new issues in how art work is handled and re-sold. The DIY (Do it yourself) movement is also generating a separate section of art market sales that often crosses over to the mainstream market and these new crossovers are discussed and defined.

6. Curatorial Directions in the Next Century
A course with a reading list from Hans Ulrich Obrist writings to young curators in New York like Dean deDearko and more. As art practice is shifting, so is the curators role. In this course propositions by different curators are explained and the class is encouraged to create a dialogue about possible new directions based on current theories and practice.

7. How to Collect Art
The traditional methods of collecting are covered in this course as well as new topics for collectors such as how to maintain and store digital work and what the current trends are in collecting. We will look at what different collectors have said about building collections and also at little known collections that became important. The objective of the course is to enable the student to build an investment quality collection.

8. What is Happening in the New York Art world
A round-up of current shows and trends in New York City. Artists will be covered as well as curators, critics and institution directors. It is a snapshot of what is happening from the perspective of living in that city. Questions are welcomed and the course will deliver information and a reading list for further research of current artistic practice in New York.

9. Significant International Trends
Looking at the global art market and different biennials all around the world, this course is a review of international art trends that are effecting the way collectors and artists perceive the international market and where the centers of art activity are. Recent developments will be focused on, in the context of the international art market.

10. Art Marketing and Commmunication
Institutions and artists must communicate, and this course is about the methods that are currently used to share work and ideas. Looking at Social media platforms and new marketing techniques like viral videos, we will survey the impact and opportunities this presents for artists and art institutions.

Brainard Carey
Phone: 9174420262

29th Street
New York


How To Write About Art
How To Raise Funds For Artists & Institutions
Trends in the New York Art World / Curatorial Theory
How to Start & Operate a Gallery, Magazine + more

Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto: UNIDEE in Residence 2012

Open call for applications 2012:

UNIDEE in Residence 2012
12 June – 12 October 2012

Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto is a non-profit organization founded in 1999, in Northern Italy, and runs a residency on its premises: the UNIDEE in Residence International Programme. The aim of the residency is to explore the rapport between Art and Society and to investigate methodologies of creative interventions able to activate projects for a responsible social change in society.

During UNIDEE, the residents work on developing their proposed projects and actively participate in meetings and seminars held by representatives of the offices of Cittadellarte. The offices work on bridging art and society with the help of experts in various fields: artists, professors, entrepreneurs, and researchers. Events at Cittadellarte such as exhibitions, conferences, performances, and workshops represent an integral part of the time at UNIDEE.


Deadline for submission:
21 November 2011

Phone: + 39 015 0991 462

UNIDEE Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto
Via Serralunga 27
13900 Biella