Art internships and opportunities | WMA Commission, ITS LIQUID International Contest, Aperture… and more

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OPEN CALL | Global | Call for Entries | 12th International Arte Laguna Prize – 16 November 2017

Organised by the Italian Cultural Association MoCA, the 2017 International Arte Laguna Prize is calling all artists without restrictions to submit their works of any themes. Entries are divided into the following categories: Painting, Sculpture and Installation, Virtual Art, Photographic Art, Digital Graphics, Video Art and Short Films, Performance, Land Art and Urban Art. Five cash prizes of ERU7,000 (approx. USD8,147) each will be assigned to 5 winners. There are other awards/grants and international professional development opportunities including exhibition and residency programmes. The general submission fee is EUR55 (approx. USD64) for 1 work and EUR50 (approx. USD59) for every additional work submitted to the same section. Applicants under 25 years old are entitled to entry fee discounts. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Global | Call for Sculptural Entries | 100 Sculptures of Tomorrow – 30 November 2017

100 Sculptures of Tomorrow is a publication offering emerging sculpture artists from around the world to gain international recognition and exposure. The book will be authored by Kurt Beers, Director of Beers London, and published by Thames & Hudson. Submissions by emerging artists of all ages are welcome. There is an entry fee of GBP10 (approx. USD13) per application. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Global | Call for Entries | ITS LIQUID International Contest – 1 December 2017

The 5th edition of ITS LIQUID International Contest is a free theme art award open to artists, architects, designers and fashion designers from all over the world. Worth a total of EUR100,000 (approx. USD116,332) this year, the Prizes are divided into ten categories: painting, installation/sculpture, photography, video art, computer graphics, architecture, performing art, product design, fashion design and illustration/drawing. Winners will also receive professional representation, international exhibition inclusion and online and in-print featuring. Each applicant can submit 2 to 20 artworks resulting in a range of entry fees from EUR30 to EUR180 (approx. USD35 to USD109). MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Global | Call for Entries | Frieze Artist Award – 11 December 2017

Launching in New York for the first time at Frieze Art Fair in 2018, the Frieze Artist Award is an international open call for an emerging artist to realise a major site-specific work at Frieze Art Fair. Frieze welcomes proposals for new, ambitious and site-specific works that respond to the dynamics of the New York fair in Randall’s Island Park. The Award includes a budget of up to 30,000 USD for production, research and development, artist fees and travel expenses. Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their idea and its potential for realization. Forming part of the fair’s non-profit programme, the Frieze Artist Award is supported by the LUMA Foundation. Applications are now being accepted for Frieze New York 2018 through 11 December 2017. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Hong Kong | Call for Photographic Artists | WMA Commission – 15 December 2017

The Hong Kong-based WMA Commission is now open and inviting local and international proposals from artists and photographers to create new research-based photography work addressing the theme “Transition” and “Hong Kong”. The successful candidate will receive a grant of HKD250,000 (approx. USD32,044) covering artist fee, research, production, daily expenses and a public event. The proposed project will take place between June 2018 and June 2019. MORE HERE


INTERNSHIP | New York | Multiple Internships (Unpaid) | Aperture – apply by unspecified (ongoing)

Aperture is a New York-based not-for-profit publisher and organisation for photography worldwide. The organisation’s internship opportunities include the following programmes: Stevan A. Baron Work Scholar Program, Elaine Goldman and John Benis Diversity Internship and The Maryland Institute College of Art Summer Internship. Spanning over 12 departments, the internships offer a wide range of experiences from design, production and circulation to marketing, event/exhibition management and finance. MORE HERE


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JOB | Porto, Portugal | Director | Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art – 10 November 2017

The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art is the foremost museum for contemporary art in Portugal and one of Europe’s most renowned institutions for contemporary art and culture. The Board of the Serralves Foundation is seeking to appoint a new Director to the Museum to take on a leadership role in artistic programming and international profile raising. The Serralves Foundation welcomes applications from all sections of the community and from both national and international candidates. Salary package commensurate with experience. MORE HERE


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