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  • December 2008
    The International Federation for Choral Music announces two new training opportunities for young event and arts managers in the field of choral music. Deadline for applications are 15 December 2008 (International Study Tour for Arts Managers) and 15 March 2009 (Youth Event Management Programme). (full details)
  • December 2008
    The Central European Foundation (CEF) announces its third call for proposals to support projects in arts and culture in Slovakia (SR) and the Central European (CE) region. The goal of the programme is to support projects that focus on developing artistic works, events and performances, and presenting them to the widest possible audience. Deadline for proposals is 15 December 2008. (full details)
  • November 2008
    The MFA at Cornell is for thinking and inquiring artists who seek to arbitrate the centrifugal opportunities of a small artistic community of students and faculty members with the centripetal outreach of a research-based university. Applications deadline is 15 January 2009. (full details)
  • November 2008
    The Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego invites applications to the Art Practice concentration in the Ph.D. programme in Art and Media History, Theory, and Criticism. Deadline for applications is 2 January 2009. (full details)
  • November 2008
    The MIT Visual Arts Program (VAP) seeks committed, curious and creative students for the 2009-2010 academic year. Positioned within the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, the Masters of Science programme offers a wealth of exploration and research opportunities in transdisciplinary relationships with programmes and labs in the MIT community. Deadline for applications is 15 December 2008. (full details)
  • November 2008
    The Meadows School of the Arts at the Dallas Southern Methodist University (SMU) seeks an arts marketing and development professor for a tenure track Assistant Professor position. The deadline fo application is 1 January 2009. (full details)
  • October 2008
    Newcastle University recently launched a new post-graduate programme – the Masters of Research in Digital Media is a cutting edge programme, building on the interdisciplinary, practice-led creative research at the University's Culture Lab. (full details)
  • October 2008
    Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2009 incoming class of a two-year master's degree programme at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, offering an expanded perspective on curating contemporary art and culture. Application deadline is 15 January 2009. (full details)
  • October 2008
    The two-year Digital Arts and New Media MFA programme at the University of California, Santa Cruz is now accepting applications for Fall 2009. Artists are encouraged to apply by 15 February 2009. (full details)
  • October 2008
    NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano is looking for talented young creatives for its 2009 postgraduate programmes in Digital Environment Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Multimedia Communication Design, Photography and Visual Design, Textile and New Materials Design, and Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies. Application deadline is 31 October 2008. (full details)
  • October 2008
    CIDEAL, the Centre for Research and Cooperation for Development, a Spanish non-profit organization participating in European consortia for the provision of short-term technical assistance services to the European Commission in developing countries, seeks experts in the field of cultural development with experience in cultural issues and cultural cooperation programmes in Africa and Latin America. (full details)
  • October 2008
    The academic journal Slovo, which publishes articles on Russian, Eurasian, and East European affairs, is accepting submissions for its Spring 2009 issue (Volume 21.1). Contributions, including research articles, book and film reviews, and review articles are welcome from all research students and academics. The maximum length for consideration of an article is 6,000 – 7,000 words, and 700 words for a review. The deadline for submissions is 27 October 2008. Submissions to the Board of Editors may be sent to slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk. All research articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to the MHRA Style guide.
  • October 2008
    Set up in 2008, Artistay aims to enable artists from all over the world and with different cultural backgrounds, who are engaged in a professional process of research and creation, to find a residency in France that is ideally suited to their individual requirements, through a personalized study of every application and a partnership with a network of professional residencies. Working with artists in all media, art professionals (critics, curators, agents, etc.) and other creators (architects, designers, writers), Artistay's service is free of charge for applicants until the reservation is confirmed. Contact: Artistay, 5, rue de la République, F-09600 Montbel, France; tel.: +33(0)6 76 36 64 21; e-mail: apply@artistay.com; www.artistay.com
  • September 2008
    The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for tenure-track appointments at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level in International/Global and/or Intercultural Communication, Quantitative Communication Research Methodologies, Qualitative Communication Research Methodologies, Journalism Studies, Journalism, News and Society. (full details)
  • September 2008
    The Emily Carr University of Art and Design invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice-President, Academic & Provost, as the current incumbent is retiring in 2009. Applications will be reviewed starting 1 November 2008 until the position is filled. (full details)
  • August 2008
    The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Secretariat) recently launched the EU-ACP Support Programme to Cultural Industries in ACP Countries website and call for proposals. The deadline for application for the 2,3 million euro grants is 28 November 2008. (full details)
  • August 2008
    Newcastle University launches a new, 12-month full time or 24-month part time postgraduate programme in Digital Media, offering artists, musicians, architects, film-makers, programmers and technologists the opportunity to expand their practice through creative and socio-cultural applications of technology. (full details)
  • August 2008
    Parsons The New School for Design has launched a search for a Dean of the School of Constructed Environments, who will provide academic and administrative leadership for graduate and undergraduate programs in the fields of architecture, interior design, product design and lighting design. The interview process will begin in October 2008, with the position start date Spring 2009. (full details)
  • August 2008
    The Instituto Sacatar announces tho UNESCO/Aschberg bursaries for artist residencies in Visual Arts and Music, to take place from 26 October to 21 December 2009 at its estate on the island of Itaparica in Bahia, Brazil. (full details)
  • August 2008
    Culture360 is the only multidisciplinary arts and cultural online portal with a focus on Asia and Europe. Created for and fuelled by artists, cultural practitioners and policy makers, Culture360 is your platform to inform, collaborate, interact and exchange ideas with the arts and cultural communities across Asia and Europe. Culture360 is an initiative by Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and is currently hosted and facilitated by Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). Check www.culture360.org
  • July 2008
    The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation awards a research grant of up to $25,000 to mid­career professionals who have an advanced or professional degree and at least 10 years of experience in historic preservation or related fields. Application deadline is 19 September 2008. (full details)
  • July 2008
    The Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Research Fellowships annually to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers, aiming to contribute to international understanding, in particular between Europe and Japan. The deadline for applications is 15 September 2008. (full details)
  • July 2008
    The Hogeschool Sint-Lukas, Brussels offers a two-year, full-time postgraduate programme in arts, media and design, leading to a master's diploma in transmedia studies. Application deadline is 1 October 2008. (full details)
  • July 2008
    A consortium of professionals from New Art Trust, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and Tate launched the second phase of Media Matters, an innovative website designed to provide international guidelines for the care of time-based media works of art. (full details)
  • July 2008
    The Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, calls for applications in the academic year 2008/2009 for 3-year programmes as well as 1-year non-degree guest student programmes in Interior Design, Digital Media (Photography, Video, Animation and Interaction), Sculpture, Ceramics, Restoration. (full details)
  • July 2008
    The Glasgow School of Art is pleased to announce the launch of the GSA MFA website, showcasing Master of Fine Art graduate work at www.gsamfa.com, containing images of 2008 graduates' work, together with links to the MFA blog, galleries exhibiting students' work, and a space for the artists to profile themselves.
  • July 2008
    La Macina di San Cresci residence for artists - member of Res Artis, announces that the Municipality of Greve in Chianti (Florence), Italy grants a one month fellowship in 2009. The deadline for applications is 15 November 2008. (full details)
  • June 2008
    Launching its activities, the Regional Funds for the Promotion of Cooperation and Cultural Exchanges in West Africa, set up by ECOWAS and UEMOA, calls for expression of interest for the evaluation of projects submitted to it. The overall objective of the project is to support the development of exchanges, networks and cooperation between the cultural actors of countries within the region. (full details)
  • June 2008
    Based at Goldsmiths, University of London, Networked Cultures investigates the cultural transformations under way in Europe through examining the potentials and effects of networked spatial practices. The project collaborates with art, architectural and urban practices across Europe and beyond. (full details)
  • June 2008
    York St John University calls for applications to its one-year full time or two-years part-time taught Masters programme in Fine Arts, designed to enhance the reflective strategies employed in creative decision making. (full details)
  • June 2008
    The Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), the visual arts faculty of the University of Sydney, invites graduate applications for its March 2009 research degrees and coursework masters by 31 October 2008. (full details)
  • June 2008
    The Geneva University of Art and Design invites applications for three HES-SO Master's in Visual Arts in the 2008/09 academic year that start on 15 September 2008. Deadline for applications is 13 June 2008, interviews will be held on 30 June - 9 July 2008. (full details)
  • June 2008
    Aiming at simulating and supporting artistic creativity and freedom of cultural expression in the Arab World, the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC) invites project proposals to its grants programme from individuals, NGOs, cultural and educational organizations, governmental bodies and private companies working in culture and arts in the Arab World by 30 September 2008. (full details)
  • June 2008
    The Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, one of the largest residencies in Germany have launched a call for applications for their 2009 Artist-in-Residence Grants of up to 6 months. Application deadline is 10 July 2008. (full details)
  • June 2008
    The International Musical Eisteddfod, nominated for the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, will take place in Llangollen, Wales on 7–12 July 2009. Performers of traditional music (in the Choral, Dance, Folk and Celtic Categories) from all over the world are invited to apply for acceptance until 1 November 2008. For details, please see www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk.
  • June 2008
    The Culturescope.ca interactive portal of the Canadian Cultural Observatory has been discontinued since April 2008 as a result of a Strategic Review of the Government of Canada programmes and activities announced in the 2008 Budget. The original programme objectives of the Cultural Observatory have been fulfilled and the decision to discontinue the Culturescope.ca website reflects the changing conditions in the public digital and online environment. The digital space has evolved tremendously since the Canadian Cultural Observatory was created in 2003. There are now other means for the cultural policy and research community to connect and exchange research. The site will be maintained for the next several months until it is taken offline and archived.
  • June 2008
    The Steering Committee for Culture of the Council of Europe recently approved a new cultural governance observatory scheme named CultureWatchEurope. The initiative, to become operational in the second half of 2008, aims to provide a platform for exchange between governments and civil society in a common effort to help raise consciousness of key issues connected to cultural rights and responsibilities as related to democratic practice and societal progress. Through monitoring, mapping, advisory and liaison activities, the initiative will address issues including freedom of expression, cretivity, education, access and participation. For details, see www.coe.int/t/dg4/cultureheritage/policies/cwe/default_EN.asp.
  • June 2008
    Apollonia European Art Exchanges, an association established on the basis of work conducted since 1994 by the Council of Europe within the framework of the Programme of European Artistic Exchanges, marks its tenth anniversary. Today Apollonia defines itself as a platform of cooperation in the area of the visual arts between European countries and, more specifically, with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the countries along the Baltic Sea and in the South Caucasus.
  • May 2008
    The CFC Media Lab is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2008 session of the TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program (IAEP), a five-month, post-graduate residency focused on creating inventive interactive narrative projects for the Canadian and international marketplace. Application deadline is 20 June 2008. (full details)
  • April 2008
    The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) has extended its deadlines for its Master of Fine Arts programmes in Design and Technology, Film, and Sculpture/Ceramics to 1 May 2008. In addition, Master of Arts applications will be accepted through 15May 2008 for programmes in Exhibition and Museum Studies, in History and Theory of Contemporary Art, and in Urban Studies. (full details)
  • April 2008
    The second edition of the European Course of Contemporary Art Curators (CECAC) offers young European curators the opportunity to work side by side with an internationally renowned Visiting Professor, approaching a critical analysis of theoretical and practical aspects of curatorship and of the contemporary art scene. Application deadline is 16 June 2008. (full details)
  • April 2008
    Specialized in the coordination of artistic projects related to the exhibition, and relying on the activity of the art centre it is part of, l'Ecole du Magasin, a professional ten-months curatorial training programme corresponding to a master in fine arts, invites applications by 30 June 2008. (full details)
  • April 2008
    The richest literary award in Australia and Asia, the Western Australian Premier's Australia-Asia Literary Award, is open to any book-length work of literary fiction published in print or electronically, recognizing the increasing predominance of electronic media, such as online and mobile phone formats. Application deadline is 31 May 2008. (full details)
  • April 2008
    The Art Criticism & Writing graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, one of the nation's leading independent colleges of art and design, offers a two-year course of study leading to an MFA degree. Application deadline is 1 June 2008. (full details)
  • April 2008
    The Institute for Postgraduate Studies and Research at the Willem de Kooning Academy / Hogeschool Rotterdam invites application to its two-year Master degree course in fine art by 1 May 2008. (full details)
  • April 2008
    For its Special Issue on Cultural Diversity Between Staging and Everyday Practices - Managing Cultural Diversity in Cities in Eastern Europe, to be published in spring 2009, the Anthropology of East Europe Review calls for papers to be submitted by 5 May 2008. (full details)
  • April 2008
    Temple Bar Gallery and Studios (TBG&S), one of Ireland's leading contemporary art venues dedicated to the promotion, presentation and mediation of contemporary visual art and to the provision of affordable studio space to artists, invites visual artists of all disciplines to apply to its International Studio Programme 2008/2009. (full details)
  • April 2008
    La Macina di San Cresci announces its 2008 residency in, Greve in Chianti (Florence), Italy, covering a 7-90-day programme based on the personal project proposal presented by the artist. (full details)
  • March 2008
    The Mercosul Biennial Foundation, a private foundation based in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is searching for an artistic director to lead the artistic vision for the 7th edition of the Mercosul Biennial, to be held in September-November 2009. The deadline for application is 25 March 2008. (full details)
  • March 2008
    The Robert Bosch Foundation invites young cultural managers from Central and Eastern Europe to work and stay for thirteen months in Germany. Deadline for application is 31 March 2008. (full details)
  • March 2008
    The School of Geography at the University of Southampton offers several half-fee scholarships for its MA in Creative Cities...Rethinking Urban and Regional Development. The deadline for application is 1 May 2008. (full details)
  • March 2008
    Aiming to produce a performance, the four-week international course entitled Performers Village 08 will be held in Malpils, Latvia on 1-28 August 2008, is open to professional actors, dancers, singers, musicians as well as directors, choreographers, playwrights, scriptwriters and stage designers from different countries, creative genres, techniques and styles. (full details)
  • February 2008
    The Circus Center San Francisco is seeking a dynamic and energetic Executive Director to lead this premiere circus organization and ensure the successful implementation of its Strategic Plan. Position open until filled. (full details)
  • February 2008
    The Utrecht School of the Arts Master of Arts in Arts Management (MA AM) is intended for ambitious young professionals who want to go further in the creative industry: arts sector, media, entertainment and creative business services. (full details)
  • February 2008
    The Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), the visual arts faculty of the University of Sydney established in 2007, delivers a range of professional development Masters degrees in documentary photography, film and digital image, interactive and digital media, and studio art. The School also offers a research Masters and PhD program in contemporary visual art. Applications for July 2008 close 30 April 2008, applications for March 2009 close 31 October 2008. (full details)
  • February 2008
    The low-residency postgraduate programme in MediaArtHistories at the Department for Image Science of the Danube University in Krems, Austria, is now open for applications to working professionals and lifelong learners. (full details)
  • February 2008
    The e-journal of the UNESCO Observatory on Multi-disciplinary Research in the Arts at The University of Melbourne's Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, invites papers to its Vol 1, Issue 2, entitled Creative Local Communities: Cultural Vitality and Human Rights. The call closes on 31 March 2008. (full details)
  • February 2008
    European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists (e-MobiLArt), a project tailored around the process of creating collaborative interactive installation artworks, calls scientists and artists from all disciplines to take part in three workshops. The deadline for applications is 16 March 2008. (full details)
  • February 2008
    The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Secretariat) launches a Support Programme to cultural industries in 79 ACP countries aiming at contributing to the development and restructuring of the cultural sector through the promotion of an enabling environment for enhancing creativity, cooperation and exchanges, independency and viability, as well as the safeguarding of cultural diversity and fundamental cultural values. (full details)
  • February 2008
    Utrecht Consortium, a new initiative of the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design (MaHKU) and the Utrecht art institutions Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, and Expodium, Platform for Young Art, aims to investigate the specificity of artistic knowledge production in the context of exhibition making, and the significance of research-based practices for the (reformulation of the) curriculum in the current art academy. (full details)
  • February 2008
    On 29 April, as every year since 1982, Dance Day will be celebrated all over the world by the international community of dancers and dance enthusiasts. The main purpose of Dance Day events is to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance, especially reaching a new public. Dance Day events include special performances, open-door courses, public rehearsals, lectures, exhibitions, articles in newspapers and magazines, dance evenings, radio and TV programs, visits, street shows etc. Events are primarily organized by dance companies, amateur groups, schools, associations and other institutions active in dance.
  • January 2008
    BAICR Sistema Cultura and the School of Economics of Rome-Tor Vergata University offer a 2007-2008 online master's course in Economics of Culture, designed for people interested in culture management at an international level. (full details)
  • January 2008
    The Transart Institute announces a three-week summer residency for non-degree seeking artists, including workshops, seminars, critiques and lectures, and beginning in summer 2008. (full details)
  • January 2008
    The Creative Cities Network, aiming to help unlock the creative, social and economic potential of cultural industries, invites cities to join one of its seven thematic networks according to their preference for a specific creative industry sector. (full details)
  • January 2008
    Balkanmedia initiated the idea for a World Script Museum, which will collect and exhibit the multitude of alphabets, written signs and cultures from all over the world in one place. Preparatory work is planned to begin in 2008 and the museum is expected to open its doors in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2011. (full details)
  • January 2008
    Fundación Ortega y Gasset Argentina in cooperation with the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset, Madrid call for participation in the VIII Cultural Management, Heritage and Sustainible Tourism Course to take place between April and July 2008. (full details)
  • January 2008
    MaHKU, Graduate School for Visual Art and Design in Utrecht, The Netherlands, offers internationally acknowledged one-year Fine Art and Design masters programs designed for an international body of students. Application deadline is 30 April 2008. (full details)
  • January 2008
    The Dartington International Summer School welcomes enthusiastic amateurs, late-starters, complete beginners, leading professional artists and up-and-coming talent to a wide range of courses and lectures to take place in Devon, UK, between 26 July – 30 August 2008. The deadline for bursaries applications is 4 April 2008. (full details)
  • January 2008
    Konstfack, the largest university college of arts, crafts and design in Sweden, offers a Master's Programme that leads to a Master's of Arts in Fine Art, Design or Crafts, fusing design, art, history, theory and criticism into compelling forms of inquiry based on studio work and practical experience. Application deadline is 1 March 2008. (full details)
  • January 2008
    The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts admits 2-4 new students to its 2008 programme leading to a Doctorate in Fine Arts. The application period runs from 1 January to 29 February 2008. (full details)
  • January 2008
    The School of Visual Arts (SVA) now accepts applications to its graduate MFA Computer Art programme for Academic Year 2008-2009, to be submitted by 1 February 2008. This first MFA of its kind in the United States continuously redefines itself through creative experimentation and the discovery of new artistic interpretations of today's technology. Completely renovated in 2007, the state-of-the-art facility contains leading edge hardware and software, and its faculty is composed of internationally renowned artists, curators, critics and professionals. The international student body provides unique perspectives that offer different cultural approaches to the creative process. www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/grad/index.jsp?sid0=2&sid1=28
  • January 2008
    Slovo, the inter-disciplinary journal of Russian, Eurasian and East European affairs published by postgraduates of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies calls for papers for Volume 20.2 (Autumn 2008) to be submitted to slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk by 14 March 2008. Contributions, including research articles, book and film reviews, and review articles are welcome from all research students and academics. All research articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to the MHRA Style guide in advance of submission. All manuscripts are refereed and undergo a review process. The maximum length for consideration of an article is 6,000 – 7,000 words (including footnotes), and 700 words for a review.
  • January 2008
    Entries are now being accepted for the 2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, recognizing the achievement of individuals and organizations within the private sector, and public-private initiatives, in successfully restoring structures of heritage value in the Asia-Pacific region. Entries are also accepted for the Jury Commendation for Innovation to recognize newly-built structures which demonstrate outstanding standards for contemporary architectural design that are well-integrated into historic contexts. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2008. Contact: Montira H. Unakul, h.montira@unescobkk.org, www.unescobkk.org/culture/heritageawards
  • January 2008
    The Government of Canada recently launched a cultural podcast listing at podcasts.culture.ca. This unique collection, curated with the expertise of the National Arts Centre, brings together over 300 quality Canadian audio and video podcasts in French, English, and other languages, that reflect Canada's vibrant arts and culture scene.
  • January 2008
    The Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts, founded in 1994 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, invites interested students to experience and learn first hand about its programmes, methods and activities at the Open Days to be held on 15-16 February 2008. In 2008/2009 the following three-year studies are offered: sculpture, ceramics, restoration, interior design, digital media - photography, video, animation and interaction. After successful completion of the studies, a diploma is issued, recognised by various organisations, employers and schools. Applications are accepted from February through September. www.galerijagt-famul.si