Creative Opps for Travelers in France, Germany, Italy, Colorado, Michigan, Indiana

Menerbes, France: The Brown Foundation Fellows Program, based at the Dora Maar House in Menerbes, provides residencies of one to three months for mid-career professionals in the arts and humanities to concentrate on their fields of expertise. Applications must be submitted online by February 15 for fellowship terms beginning July 1 or after and ending no later than December 15.

Berlin, Germany: Idrawalot Collective Berlin Germany Residency Program is a free one month studio and residency, February-May, for working artists in one of the most important art capitals of the world. Provides valuable resources and support for working professional and emerging artist. Specializing in Drawing, Screen Printing, Painting, Murals, Urban & Contemporary Art. Residency is open for artist of all mediums and disciplines. $40 application fee; apply by January 31, 2014.

Florence, Italy: Artists invited to submit photography and video works to Celeste Network’s “Visible White” competition relevant to the theme, “Which values does artistic portrait photography have today in the digital age of social networks in which everyone can become a ‘do-it-yourself’ portrait photographer?” The technical ease with which new technologies (photo and video HD camcorders, smart phones and webcams) are used to portray oneself and each other in real time, have in a short time has led to an increase of amateur photography in which the constant of the poses, the shots, and behaviour generates an ordered classification of the indistinct and of the undifferentiated which tends to render conventional the representations of identity. Exhibition of the 20 finalists artworks will be at the fsmgallery, Florence, Italy, and will run from May 16th to June 16th, 2014.  €3,000 prizes in the categories ‘Best Project’ and ‘Best Single Work’. Entry fee is €20 per single work uploaded directly online and €45 per projects that can contain up to 10 photographs and/or videos. Submit by February 28, 2014.

Mackinac Island, Michigan: Art Studio Intern wanted early June 2014 to late August (12 weeks, 32 hours per week) in exchange for free housing on the island. The workstation for this position is the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum (MAM) on Mackinac Island although the employee may be asked to work at other Mackinac State Historic Parks sites as required. This is an unpaid internship, but MSHP will offer free housing on Mackinac Island to the selected individual in return for 32 hours per week of internship duties. Housing is dormitory-style with kitchen facilities available. We will also attempt to help to find a paid position in the area, possibly with MSHP, to assist with spending money. Apply by February 22, 2014.

Mackinac Island, Michigan: Artists invited to submit proposals for a fully conceived and designed sculpture for a new Peace Garden in Marquette Park adjacent to The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.  The project provides a rare and unique opportunity to create a new piece of permanent public art in a highly visible location on historic and popular Mackinac Island. Budget $35,000. Deadline for proposals is January 30, 2014.

Colorado Springs, Colorado: Artists invited to submit works for Art on the Streets, which celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery. Up to 10 selected artists each receive a $1,000 honorarium, with a chance at the $10,000 Juror Award and $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Each artist is also offered two nights of complimentary lodging in Colorado Springs, one of which will be used during installation, and one of which will be used to attend the exhibition’s Opening Night Party. $25 application fee; submit by February 24, 2014.

Indianapolis, Indiana: The Indianapolis Airport Authority (“IAA”) invites artists to submit proposals to temporarily install a work of art at the New Indianapolis Airport. This opportunity is for one free-standing work of Public Art to remain on display in one of two sites in the North Terminal Garden for two (2) years. To be considered, the artwork must fit within the established engineering guidelines for the selected site, be durable, be impervious to weather (unless natural weathering is essential to the concept of the artwork), be low-maintenance and be suitable in form, material and content for a mixed-ages audience that will include young children. IAA will pay the artist of the selected artwork a fee of $5,000 for the two-year loan period, paid in two installments; in addition, the IAA will reimburse the artist for up to $5,000 in direct expenses related to transportation, installation and deinstallation of the work. IAA, in its discretion, will provide appropriate equipment and personnel to the artist, such as is in the IAA’s possession and control, in order to decrease the artist’s cost of installation. Deadline: February 3, 2014.

St. Louis, Missouri: Craft Alliance’s Artist-in-Residence program encourages emerging and mid-career artists by providing them a work space free-of-charge, access to a built-in audience and an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work. The residencies give the public and students in Craft Alliance’s outreach and education programs the opportunity to learn about the techniques and processes involved in creating art with craft materials. Residencies in clay, metals, wood, and fibers are currently available for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months, beginning in June of each year. Artists receive a 180 sq. ft. rent-free studio space, access to classroom studios, and nearby water/sink facilities; All associated utilities will be absorbed by Craft Alliance; Artists’ work will be featured in a special exhibition; Artists can sell work from their studio space, through Craft Alliance; Resident artists will be compensated for classes they teach and may apply for job openings at Craft Alliance. $30 application fee; apply by January 18, 2014.

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