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INTERNSHIP | Houston | Development Intern | Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) – 12 May 2017

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) seeks a Development Intern for the summer of 2017. The Development Department of the Museum serves to fulfill its mission in fundraising through memberships, special events and openings, providing the public with free educational programming and free entrance to the museum. Interns will fulfill the following duties/responsibilities: administrative help within the department, including: filing of sensitive information; help with organisation and maintenance of donor files; assistance in fundraising and special events mailings, including: assembling donor/member lists; assistance in layout and design of mailings; preparing all materials for mailings, etc. Individual projects as related to intern’s specific interest within the Development will be tailored to fit each intern and will be implemented after the start of the internship, once the intern has decided what they would like to focus on. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | New Mexico | Call for Artists | Starry Night Residency Programme – 20 May 2017

The Starry Night Residency Programme provides artists, writers and curators with the opportunity to live and work within a small, creative community. Located in the downtown historic hot springs district of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the programme is a place where participants can find quiet solitude and focus on their work. In operation from May through September, residencies are a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 8 weeks. The residency includes a private, fully furnished apartment with private bathroom and kitchen, shared studio space, and courtyard with gardens, barbecue and campfire area. Emerging artists, writers and arts administrators are encouraged to apply. Participants may apply to bring their partners or a creative team member for the duration of their residency. There is no application fee. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Hong Kong | Call for Curators | Para Site – 31 May 2017

Para Site is pleased to announce the 2017 Workshops for Emerging Curators, alongside Para Site’s annual International Conference, which will take place from 14 to 21 October. In its third succeeding edition, they will work with a group of emerging curators, writers, critics, researchers, and other arts professionals from Hong Kong and abroad, through a series of closed-door workshops, lectures and site-visits. This 8-day programme is designed to provide learning and thinking opportunities, mediated by reputed speakers from Para Site’s International Conference as well as by art practitioners from across Hong Kong’s diverse institutional landscape. The programme provides a laboratory for experimentation, posing fundamental questions and ideas that challenge various models of curatorial practice. It will also offer opportunities for networking and enhance the development of systems meant to nurture the participants’ careers. For the first time, Para Site will offer a limited number of scholarships to support the participation of outstanding young professionals. MORE HERE


INTERNSHIP | Uruguay | Call for Short Films | Gstaadfilm 2017 – 31 August 2017

Launched in 2004, Gstaadfilm is a festival for short films made by visual artists. It was established to give an opportunity to visual artists working in film to enter into a festival. The festival first ran in Gstaad, in the Swiss Alps, in 2004. In 2015 the organisers decided to ‘move mountains’, bringing the festival on tour. It was staged on a Celtic tour to Ireland, Wales and Scotland, with a final screening in Sweden in 2016. The award ceremony was held in Dublin in November 2015. In 2017 the festival will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay in Mid-November. The festival will be announced internationally and across Switzerland, in all major cities. There is no prescriptive theme and any visual material submitted can run for no longer than 10 minutes. Animated cartoons are not accepted. MORE HERE


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INTERNSHIP | London | Gallery Internship | Pippy Houldsworth Gallery – 29 April 2017

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is offering a 4-6 month full-time internship for a friendly, reliable and motivated arts graduate looking to gain experience working within a contemporary art gallery to start immediately. This is an invaluable opportunity to become part of a vibrant team who thrive on new ideas, creativity and hard work. Ideal candidates should be passionate about contemporary art with a view to working in the arts sector. This is a varied role, with the potential to be adapted to the particular talents and interests of the successful candidate. As part of a small team, there is a need for flexibility and adaptability regarding responsibilities and working hours. The position requires a commitment of 5 days per week, 9.30am – 6pm during weekdays and 11am – 5pm on Saturdays, and will occasionally include additional out of hours for openings and events. The candidate will be paid expenses during the internship. Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter and a CV to Jon Horrocks (, with ‘Internship’ as a subject line. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | UK | Call for Artists | PhotoX Photography Prize – 30 April 2017

Building on the success of the ArtGemini Prize now in its fourth year, the prize founders are proud to announce the launch of PhotoX, an exciting new prize for established and emerging photographers with a cash fund of GBP2000, plus photographic prizes and two curated art exhibitions in London. The two exhibitions will take place at The Green Rooms and the New Artist Fair Truman Brewery. The prize is open to international artists and all styles and genres of photography. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | India | Art Residency | D.I.S.C. the Art  – 1 May 2017

D.I.S.C. the Art Textile Programme 2017 is currently accepting applications from visual artists for a residency in Odisha to gain access to the traditional Indian textile art. The residency will encourage artists to work with traditional techniques, such as Sacred Khadi to Double Ikat weaving, and authentic adivasi (indigenous) textiles. The 60 days residency will start on1  October 2017 and end on 29 November 2017. The Programme includes a journey to commence the residency, where artists will travel in rural Odisha to meet the artisans of traditional Odisha art. Artists will then have the opportunity to develop their work in a studio at base camp, which will culminate in an exhibition at the end of the programme. MORE HERE


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