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Call for Texts and Artistic Projects: Art & Mobility

For the publication of issue #55, the digital journal InterArtive will publish a special issue dedicated to diverse aspects of the current discussion about Art & Mobility. We invite theorists, critics, curators and artists who work on the subject to participate.

WetINK Design Anti Poster Project

Scope: This project is designed to promote our local talent. This initiative will provide a platform for young upcoming and established artists to exhibit their work with the aim to raise funds for charity and build a network of innovative work among like-minded individuals.

Self Starter Course with NYU Prof Liz Bradley

Applications are now open for both professional and emerging artists and administrators who would like to develop an entrepreneurial edge by participating in these intensive workshops.

Artist In Residence (AIR) at The Bag Factory

Join the Bag Factory Artists' Studios for its Artist In Residence (AIR) programme. Artists from all over the world have come to the Bag Factory to work with our mix of talented artists and to meet, work, and grow within South Africa's economic capital. The Bag Factory's acclaimed visiting artists programme has already proved itself after over 157 artists and 17 years of successful events.

Akiyoshidai International Art Village Residence Support Program

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Call for applications for Fieldwork: Marfa, Texas

Fieldwork: Marfa is the joint project of two leading European art academies: Les Beaux-Arts Nantes and HEAD – Genève (Geneva University of Art and Design). This inter­national researcher-in-residence program is dedicated to the practice of art in public space, critical approaches to landscape and artistic projects based on field investigation methodologies.

eva International - Open Call for Proposals

eva International, Ireland's biennial of contemporary art, is pleased to announce the international open call for proposals for the 2014 edition, curated by Bassam El Baroni. Applications are invited from individual artists or groups in any medium and can be for the presentation of existing works or production of new projects.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop at the COLLECTIVE

Come and learn the process of Stop Motion Animation. The workshop will teach you how to animate from anywhere and with everyday equipment such as cellphones to high end digital cameras.

 Absolut ZA Competition

Absolut ZA is a competition hosted on the Absolut Vodka SA Facebook page. Four artists have created four unique beaded artworks around an Absolut Vodka bottle for the Absolut ZA campaign.

Invitation to Seminar hosted by Art Source South Africa and KZNSA

Are you a visual artist or arts administrator wishing to learn more about effectively managing and directing your career or work with artists? This seminar is targeted at those wanting to learn how to build a profile and build value in their art works, and achieving success by better understanding the visual art sector.

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