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Call for Entry! The 2020 Aperture Summer Open: Information

How can photographs provide information at a moment when ideas about truth and power have been disrupted? This year’s exhibition, presented by Fotografiska, is curated by Brendan EmbserAperture magazine; Farah Al Qasimi, artist; Amanda Hajjar, Fotografiska; Kristen Lubben, Magnum Foundation; and Paul Moakley, TIME.

During this challenging time, Aperture is committed to continuing to highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. With this in mind, we are launching the 2020 Aperture Summer Open with a reduced submission fee of $10 through April 4.

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Update

B&H Photo is still open for online & pick-up purchases…

B&H Photo has contacted MICA Photo with an update on where they are at as a company and to assure you that they remain present as a resource and an ally to our students and faculty. Message follows:

“The B&H Photo Video Manhattan SuperStore is temporarily closed for all in-store sales. Our warehouse and used departments are both operating at full capacity and will continue working to support the buy-online/pickup-in-store option as we continue to serve customers in a safe manner. The SuperStore will remain closed through Saturday, March 28th at which time the company will reassess the present situation. We will be extending our return policy to minimize customer disruption during this period and, as always, our outstanding sales staff can be reached through phone, online chat, and email.

Now more than ever, I would encourage your students and staff to sign up for the EDU Advantage Program to make the most of our exclusive product discounts and free delivery. The EDU Advantage Program is for personal purchases for students and staff and it is a great tool that can be utilized while at home and “in class”. We offer a wide array of products including distance learning solutions, laptops, webcams and more.”

B&H is a prime resource for us, and we wanted to pass along this information in case anyone needs to place an order. Best wishes to you all during this difficult period! ~ MICA Photo

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Movies for Mental Health…

During these times of stress & strife, MICA is hosting an evening of “Movies for Mental Health”. Please show your support, and attend this event of short film, food & discussion. The event happens this evening (FRIDAY) from 5-7PM in Brown 320.

Jobs & Opportunities

Recent listing of local, regional, and national jobs in the Arts…

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIESFEATURED LISTING! CALL FOR POETS: Arlington County Poet Laureate, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Arlington County is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for its official Arlington County Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate will serve as an advocate for poetry and the literary arts and will advance Arlingtonians’ consciousness and appreciation of poetry in its written and spoken forms. He or she will represent Arlington County’s commitment to fostering a creative environment that encourages collaboration, innovation and community participation.

The Poet Laureate will build on Arlington County’s well-received literary programs, including the Moving Words poetry competition, now in its 20th year, bringing poetry to a wider audience and strengthening Arlington’s place in the region’s rich literary community. The Poet Laureate program will be managed as a partnership between the Division of Cultural Affairs in Arlington Economic Development and Arlington Public Libraries.

Before applying, please review the complete Call to Poets describing the Poet Laureate’s duties, eligibility requirements, review criteria, selection process, terms and timeline.

Learn MoreNEW! JOB OPPORTUNITY: Public Art Communication Manager, Lancaster, PA
DEADLINE: Friday, March 13, 2020, 5:00 p.m., EST
SALARY RANGE: $41,304.66 – $53,696.06


The Public Art Communication Manager works within the City of Lancaster’s Office of Public Art. Reporting to the Public Art Manager, the position is responsible for managing Public Art Community Engagement (PACE), a program that pairs artists with neighbors to define future public art projects that fit wants, needs and desires of the people that will experience it the most, through art-making-centered conversations.

PACE artists foster deeper connections within the community to create meaningful works of public art with the people for whom it matters most. The PACE Manager works to facilitate resident-driven public art projects in Lancaster City neighborhoods. They have skill sets and knowledge in both public art and community service. 

Education, Training and Experience:High School diploma or GED and formal arts training required; BA/BFA preferred. If applicable, a desired degree is in one of the following fields of study: Art, Design, Communications, Social Work. Five-plus years of experience working in the arts is required.Two-plus years of experience serving community is preferred.Arts Education experience is preferred. Learn More 
 NEW! CALL FOR DIGITAL ARTISTS: Digital Art Installation, Art Installation, Art in Transit, WMATA, Washington, DC Area
DEADLINE: UNKNOWN


As part of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s commitment to promoting art in the region, the Art in Transit (AIT) program is seeking to further develop its offering on the transit system’s growing digital media network with a series of art installations highlighting the creative cultures of the communities served by WMATA.

WMATA’s digital media network includes screens in a growing number of metro stations, with several unique screen sizes that present artworks prominently to the public and customers. Artists interested in submitting content for review are encouraged to click here and/or visit the stations for a better understanding of the spaces and digital assets on which the selected artworks will be displayed.

Artists with an experience in new media and capable of creating dynamic and engaging, animated, digital artworks are encouraged to apply. A selection panel composed of local art professionals will review applicants and select finalists to develop proposals for digital art throughout the year.

Each art installation is anticipated to run as part of a scheduled sequence and may be displayed on social media and additional digital canvases throughout the transit system as the Authority digital network expands.

Selection criteria include artistic merit, technical knowledge, demonstrated proficiency, past experience with creating digital artwork and awards. For artists whose work is primarily in other mediums, applications must include a detailed, technical explanation of the artist’s ability to adapt existing content to digital media or to create original digital content independently or in collaboration with skilled, technical partners.

This Call for Submission is open to all artists with new media experience. Qualified artists will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or age. Finalists will receive an honorarium to cover oversight of the production and installation of the artwork, with project management by AIT. Honoraria will be determined based on the nature of the project.

If you are interested in applying, please contact metroart@wmata.com

Learn More and Apply NEW! CALL TO ARTISTS AND WRITERS: Art By Bus, Roanoke, VA
DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EST


The City of Roanoke Arts Commission, Ride Solutions and the Greater Roanoke Transit Authority are partnering to once again to present a unique literary opportunity in summer 2020. 

A writer (or writers) will be provided a bus pass and paid an honorarium of $1,000 to create a unique work of literature while riding different bus routes. The work may be in any genre including short stories, poetry, essays, plays, etc. and may also include art, music or photography. The work will be published in the form of a chapbook as well as on the participating organizations’ websites and other venues as available.

Learn MoreNEW! REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Department of Economic Initiatives Seeks Expressions of Interest to Transform Container Store Into a Creative Space, 8508 Leesburg Pike, Fairfax County, VA
DEADLINE: Monday, April 20, 2020


The Department of Economic Initiatives seeks expressions of interest to temporarily transform as an interim use a vacant, county-owned space in Tysons into an economic development destination.

The space is located at 8508 Leesburg Pike which is the former location for Container Store in Tysons. The goals of the Request for Interest (RFI) are to:Promote and support innovation, local entrepreneurs and the small business sector.Create vibrant experiences through creative placemaking.Feature the Made in Fairfax network and other local producers or makers.Learn MoreCALL FOR ARTISTS: Community Grants Application Now Open, Takoma Park, MD
DEADLINE: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
   

The City of Takoma Park’s online grants system is accepting applications for its Community Grants Program now through March 12, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. EST.

This program provides up to $10,000 in financial support for projects and events that improve Takoma Park residents’ quality of life by providing greater access and opportunities for participation in the arts and sciences. Funding is available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and 501(c)(6) business associations for eligible projects taking place July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. 
 
For more information, please contact the City of Takoma Park’s Housing and Community Development Department at 301-891-7119 or email grants@takomaparkmd.gov.

Learn More and ApplyCALL FOR ARTISTS: An Excellent Thought About a Quality Idea, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA
DEADLINE: Sunday, March 15, 2020


Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) and ‘sindikit invite artists to submit a proposal for the exhibition An Excellent Thought About a Quality Idea. Artists are invited to make a new project referencing an artwork they’ve made in the past. This call is specifically interested in the complexity of identity. Based on the prompt, each artist will make an entirely new artwork using a new genre or new medium. 

Five artists will be selected by guest curators Zoë Charlton and Tim Doud, founders of ‘sindikit, and GRACE Associate Curator Erica Harrison. The ‘sindikit project is committed to supporting studio research and experimentation with an emphasis on gender, sexuality and race.
  
The exhibition is named in memory of Mary B. Howard, an artist, long-time board member and staunch supporter of the Greater Reston Arts Center. Selected artists will receive a $250 honorarium and $1,000 for materials. The exhibition will take place Nov. 21, 2020  Feb. 6, 2021.

Apply Now
 CALL FOR EXHIBITORS: American University Museum Project Space, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Rolling


The American University Museum Project Space, launched in Summer 2019, is dedicated to working with academics and nontraditional curators to create exhibitions addressing special topics of interest across the university and the greater Washington, D.C. community. Project Space exhibitions are held three times per year and include a published e-book catalog. 

Projects are not restricted to art! Are you doing a research project on an unknown composer? Perhaps you want to display sheet music and play recordings. Are you an entomologist? We think insects are beautiful. Always in the library? Let’s feature some famous children’s book illustrators.

American University cannot wait to see what you come up with! Exhibitions should highlight educational themes to engage the university community. 

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 JOB OPPORTUNITY: Artistic Director of 3-D, Anderson Ranch, Aspen, CO
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled


Anderson Ranch seeks a dynamic colleague who is driven by the belief that the power of art, inspiration and community can change individuals and the world. This job is ideal for a motivated professional who aspires to live, make art and work outside the box. This candidate will be a practicing artist with a passion for mentoring colleagues, teaching students and creating dynamic and engaging programs for the community. 

Experience in sculpture, ceramics and woodworking with an overarching knowledge of digital fabrication will allow for big ideas across media. They will be passionate about building on a strong professional network, have knowledge of trends and understand advancements in their field. They will design engaging curriculum for students and faculty to embark upon unique educational experiences. They will enjoy collaborating with colleagues across disciplines to maintain top-notch facilities, equipment and foster an excellent lineup of guest faculty to assure rigorous artistic offerings.

The successful candidate will take ownership of four artistic practice areas at the Ranch, overseeing fully-equipped sculpture, ceramics, woodworking/furniture studios, as well as a new state-of-the-art digital fabrication lab. Leading four experienced studio program managers and up to 10 seasonal support staff, the Artistic Director will oversee a budget and develop creative and engaging workshops with top artists who make up our guest faculty and Visiting Artists, using the solid foundation of this 50-year-old program to launch a new era for the Ranch as a leading nonprofit arts center.

Learn MoreJOB OPPORTUNITY: Vice President of Private Sector initiatives, Americans for the Arts, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled


Americans for the Arts builds recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and serves, advances and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain and support the arts in America. The vision of Americans for the Arts is that the arts are recognized as integral to the lives of all people and essential to healthy, vibrant and equitable communities across the nation. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. Americans for the Arts has headquarters in Washington, D.C. and a second office located in New York, NY.
 
The Americans for the Arts Private Sector Initiatives Department is responsible for promoting the mutual benefits that arise when the arts and business sector and other private sector leaders work together. Department staff work to stimulate business and private sector support and giving to the arts. They work to create private local and national partnerships by promoting the arts as a key strategy toward helping businesses, foundations and individual philanthropists achieve their goals such as developing a creative workforce, enriching community life and engaging diverse workers. Through research, messaging and visibility, training, strategic alliances and advocacy, the Private Sector Initiatives Department helps these two sectors, the arts and the private sector, come together to build vibrant and equitable communities and workplaces.

Learn MoreJOB OPPORTUNITY: Summer Camps and after School Art Sessions, Creative ReUse Center, Alexandria, VA
DEADLINE: Open until filled
HOURS: Part-time, schedule varies week-to-week 


UpCycle is a nonprofit that connects creativity and conservation by encouraging the community to reuse materials for art and learning purposes. Their art programs for children encourage experimentation and exploration, and participants often learn new skills and processes that incorporate arts media and how to reuse materials. UpCycle operate a materials resource center that supplies our programs and we also maintain a collection of artist tools and equipment to facilitate our classes.

The ideal candidate will provide learning activities appropriate to the age of students with conservation materials in order to develop abilities for creative expression, problem solving skills and knowledge of recycling and reusing materials.

Job tasks and responsibilities: Interest in and experience working with children ages 3–12 years oldEffective planning, preparation and presentation of programs to groups of childrenDevelop and deliver class and/or camp activities where children demonstrate ideas and perspectives through art experiencesPhysically able to set up tables and chairs for programsAll Program Teachers must submit to a Virginia State Police Background Check as well as a screening by the Virginia Department of Social Services, paid for by UpCycle upon hire.

Learn MoreJOB OPPORTUNITIES: Various arts-related positions, MEOW WOLF, Santa Fe, NM and Las Vegas, NVDEADLINE: Open Until Filled

Meow Wolf is an arts collective and production company that creates and operates immersive, interactive multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastical realms of storytelling.

Founded in 2008 by a small group of artists, writers, musicians and makers looking to create an egalitarian space for artistic expression, Meow Wolf’s first exhibits were created in warehouses on shoestring budgets. Since then, Meow Wolf has created 25 exhibits all over the United States and worked with hundreds of artists. The ethos of the company is often described as radically inclusive, where people are given the space to be expressive, creative and effective. Unlike a traditional corporate setting, this produces an environment where no job is too low for anyone and no ambition too high.

Meow Wolf is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference or physical or mental disability.

Principals only. Recruiters, please do NOT contact Meow Wolf about this post. Only finalists will be contacted.

Learn More JOB OPPORTUNITY: Executive Director, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled


The Vermont Studio Center (VSC), the largest international artists’ and writers’ residency in the U.S., is seeking a visionary, passionate and inspiring leader to carry on the remarkable spirit and success created over the Center’s first 35 years.
 
The Executive Director will work with VSC’s engaged trustees and the Center’s experienced and dedicated staff to continue, strengthen and advance the community’s founding mission and core values. The position is charged by the Board of Trustees to provide leadership, strategic direction and vision for the Vermont Studio Center; the Executive Director reports to the Board and is responsible for all operations of VSC and the implementation of the Board’s policies and strategies; the Board is responsible for monitoring the performance of the Executive Director.

Learn More About The Position and ApplyCALL FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Public Library Exhibitions Call, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: None Listed


The Arlington Public Library is committed to displaying works of art and craft created by and/or of interest to the Arlington community. We exhibit solo and group shows of local artists submitted through the online application process.

Learn MoreCALL FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Public Schools Humanities Project Artist Roster Application, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: None ListedThe Humanities Project is Arlington County’s artist-in-education program that sponsors performances, workshops and residencies for students in Arlington County’s public schools and provides professional development opportunities for teachers.
 
If you have a program, workshop and/or performance that you feel would benefit the students and/or teachers in Arlington, the Humanities Project encourages you to apply.
 
Applications can be submitted at any time. Applications will be reviewed in the spring of each year. If you have any questions, please contact the Humanities Coordinator at 703-228-6299.
 
Learn MoreUPCYCLE REUSE ARTIST MATERIAL SHOP, Alexandria, VA
DEADLINE: None

 
Durant Arts Center
1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-861-8705
Free Parking 
Metro: King Street-Old Town
 
Creative reuse is the process of taking used or recyclable materials and turning them into works of art, home decoration or other useful objects. At UpCycle, we rethink our notion of waste, collecting cast-offs from our community to serve as creative art materials. We collect, organize and prep items for use in a variety of creative capacities.
 
Visit our reuse shop for all of your creative needs! Our inventory is affordable, dynamic and always changing. Materials memberships are available on a daily (fill a bag for a flat fee) or annual basis (unlimited access to our materials for a period of one year).
 
Stop in to see what’s in store for you today.

MICA Photo Alum to show at Ground Floor Gallery

Anna Friemoth Exhibition Opens March 6…

I’m delighted to invite you to my upcoming solo show featuring my Vertigo series at Ground Floor Gallery in Brooklyn.

Vertigo is a series of self-portraits that stretches the pictorial image into an abstraction of its form. It’s an experiment with light and color, blended with circular shapes and distortions. 

Please join me at the opening reception on Friday, March 6th from 6-8pm.

I will be in residence at the gallery interacting with visitors about my show from Saturday, March 7th – Tuesday, March 10th from 1pm – 6pm.

Ground Floor Gallery
343 5th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215

MICA Film Events

SUNDAY, 3/1 @ 4PM-7PM, PARKWAY THEATER
FILM + ANIMATION FESTIVAL, hosted by Lilly Sparks + Christina Fidler

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MONDAY, 3/2 @ 7PM, PARKWAY THEATER

LARRY HOTT, documentary filmmaker, screening with Q & A, intro by Allen Moore and Shawn Chia

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THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH @ 7PM, LAZARUS AUDITORIUM
ALAN LICHT, artist, musician and author, intro by Jason Sloan
Sponsored by Interactive Arts and the Sound Art Concentration

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EXHIBITION @ THE FILM CENTRE
IT’S UP…COME CHECK OUT CRISPY CORPSE
PROJECT SPACE, FILM CENTRE, RM.226
2/26-3/31

An exhibition curated by MICA Film and Video Seniors,
reception details coming soon 

Summer Studio in Berlin with Bard, deadline extended to March 10

Summer Studio 2020: Transmissions
Bard in Berlin’s 2020 Summer Studio explores the theme of “transmissions” across a range of conceptual and material artistic practices that bridge analog and digital media—from mail art to cinematic dispatches, radio broadcast to live-feed video. Set against the backdrop of Berlin’s cultural history, this class engages the legacies of art and technology at the Bauhaus (1919-1933) where the traditional arts were integrated with emergent forms in photographic, machinic, and communications media. 

https://www.bard.edu/bardabroad/berlin/summer-studio/
https://www.bard.edu/bardabroad/berlin/applying/