Art internships and opportunities | 2017 Songzhuang International Photo Biennale, Free Arts NYC, Biennale of Contemporary African Art Dak’Art… and more

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OPEN CALL | Online | Call for Entries | Fusion Art – 27 July 2017

With over 15 years of experience, Fusion Art is an online art gallery and art professional networking platform striving to promote and connect emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts. It is now inviting international artists to enter “the Black & White Art Competition” with works of art and photography using black, white and all shades in between. Six winning artists selected from the two prize categories “Traditional Art” and “Photography and Digital Art” will receive a cash award and be invited to participate in the 2nd annual group show in Palm Springs in California, USA, in November 2017. An entry fee of USD25 is required for up to 2 images per applicant. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | London | Call for Entries | Wotisart? – 28 July 2017

Wotisart? is a portfolio magazine providing emerging artists with a platform to show their work and gain international exposure through both in-print and online featuring. The magazine is now taking entries for the August issue. Artists from all over the world are invited to submit an image of their works addressing the question “What is art?”. There are no restrictions regarding artwork media and genre whilst the image quality will need to be high. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Dakar, Senegal | Call for Artists | Biennale of Contemporary African Art Dak’Art 2018 – 31 July 2017

Over the last two editions, The Biennale of Contemporary African Art Dak’Art has been showcasing some of the finest contemporary African art to international audiences and building new partnerships among African creative professionals and also between African creators and creators from other continents. The 13th edition of the Biennale will be held from May to June 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. The organisation is now calling all African visual artists and African diaspora art practitioners to submit their artworks for the exhibition opportunity. Candidates will provide their portfolios with other required files while filling in the online application form. MORE HERE


INTERNSHIP | New York | Unpaid Internship | Free Arts NYC – 1 August 2017

Free Arts NYC is a non-profit organisation striving to empower underserved youth through art and mentoring programmes to develop their creativity, confidence and skills to succeed. The organisation is currently seeking interns to undertake administrative work and participate in one of their programmes, Free Arts Days, to gain hands-on experience working with young people through art engagement. The internship requires a minimum of 10 to 25 hours per week for 8 to 12 weeks. The incumbents will receive internship credits for their education programmes (if applicable) and professional reference upon completion. Priority is given to applications before 15 July 2017. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Beijing | Call for Artists | 2017 · Songzhuang International Photo Biennale – 10 August 2017

2017 · Songzhuang International Photo Biennale (Songzhuang Photo) is a major part of the 10th Annual Songzhuang Art Festival. The theme of for this year’s open call is Live in This Moment, Return to the Origin. Chinese and international photo artists and photographers over 21 years of age are welcome to participate. There are two major categories for submission: International Contemporary Photography and Early Chinese Photography Review and Collection. The Biennale will be held in the Czech China Contemporary Museum (CCCM) from 29 September to 13 October 2017. There is no entry fee and all applicants will be informed of results by 25 August 2017. Successful candidates will be responsible for delivery arrangement and costs. MORE HERE


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JOB | Hong Kong | Producer, Digital Programme (Video) | M+ Museum – 14 July 2017

Located in the renowned West Kowloon Cultural District, M+ Museum is seeking an experienced video producer to join the team. The incumbent of the position will be in charge of a range of digital production responsibilities essential to the Museum’s development and collection, such as developing video production briefs and project documents, shooting, editing and coordinating high-quality videos, and coordinating with external collaborators and stakeholders for general digital development outreach. The applicants are required to have at least 3 years of digital production experience, strong communication skills, and demonstrate fluent English and Cantonese and/or Mandarin language capabilities. Apply online with a professional CV and the link to a portfolio of recent work. Successful finalists will be invited to an interview within 4 weeks from submission closing date. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | London | Call for Entries | The Cockpit Arts / The Arts Society – 17 July 2017

The Arts Society is a leading art education charity with a global network of 385 local Societies, which bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. Together with The Cockpit Arts based in London, the Society is providing sponsored places at its creative business incubators as an award to support professional craftspeople working with traditional craft skills. The Cockpit Arts / The Arts Society Award recipient will be awarded a match funded space at a Cockpit Arts incubator for one year worth EUR2,000 (approx. USD2,282). Benefits include business and professional development services, selling and collaboration opportunities and access to office and studio facilities. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview in the week commencing 24 July 2017. The successful candidates are expected to move into the studio by 1 September 2017 and attend the Awardee Induction Day on Tuesday 19 September 2017. MORE HERE


JOB | New York | Director of Education & Public Engagement | No Longer Empty (NLE) – 20 July 2017

No Longer Empty is a non-profit gallery in New York dedicated to community and public engagement with contemporary art through exhibition curation and education programmes. NLE is looking for a Director of Education & Public Engagement to lead, plan and manage its education initiatives, community partnerships and public engagement. The full-time position encourages creative risk-taking and cross-platform collaboration beyond national borders. Key selection criteria include Master’s Degree or equivalent experience required in art education, arts administration, social practice or related fields; minimum of 5 years programmatic and staff management experience; robust knowledge of NYC’s five boroughs, relationships with public schools, local social service organisations. International applicants are welcome and second language skills will be a major plus (particularly Spanish speakers). Early applicants might be given priority. MORE HERE


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