FADO E-LIST (April 2007)


FADO E-LIST (April 2007)


2. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: “Nodes & Naughty Codes” Labspace Studio (Toronto)
Deadline:April 6, 2007; Source:Instant Coffee
3. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Nuit Blanche (Toronto)
Deadline: April 10, 2007; Source: Akimbo
4. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Le Petit Versailles 2007 (USA)
Deadline:April 15, 2007; Source: Franklin Furnace
5. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "Pure Research 07" Nightswimming (Toronto)
Deadline: April 16, 2007; Source: Naomi Campbell
6. RESIDENCY: UNIDEE in Residence International Program (Italy)
Deadline: April 16, 2007; Source: Artservis #230 - 13/03/07
7. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Khyber Centre for the Arts (Halifax)
Deadline: April 16, 2007; Source: Instant Coffee
8. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Conflux 2007 (USA)
Deadline:April 17, 2007; Source: Instant Coffee
9. RESIDENCY: “Base Elements” Allenheads Contemporary Arts (UK)
Deadline: April 18, 2007; Source: Artsadmin E-digest 258
10. RESIDENCY: "Walking & Art " Banff Centre (Banff)
Deadline: April 20, 2007; Source: Akimbo
11. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre (Kingston)
Deadline: May 1, 2007; Source: Modern Fuel
12. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Balcone Art Society (bal.co.ny) (Vancouver)
Deadline:May 1, 2007; Source: publicart-online
Deadline:May 1, 2007; Source: Natalie Loveless
14. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "HYSTERIA: a festival of women" Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto)
Deadline:May 15, 2007; Source:The RED Letter
15. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Performance Mix Festival 2008 (USA)
Deadline: May 17, 2007; Source: New Dance Alliance
16. RESIDENCY: Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (Japan)
Deadline: May 21, 2007; Source: Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC)
17. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "LAB 2008/09" Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Victoria)
Deadline: June 1, 2007; Source: Akimbo
18. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Noise Miniatures (Calgary)
Deadline: September 2, 2007; Source: Tammy McGrath
Deadline: September 30, 2007; Source: Artservis #230 - 13/03/07
20. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Collective (UK)
Deadline: not given; Source: Artsadmin E-digest 259
21. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: spirituality and belief project (Toronto)
Deadline: not given; Source: Clare Samuel
22. NEWS: liveartwork DVDIssue 5 released (Germany)
Source: Christopher Hewitt
23. NEWS (CALL FOR FEEDBACK): Appropriation Questionnaire CARFAC Ontario (Toronto)
Deadline: not given; Source: ARCCO
24. EVENT: “in there” Art Gallery of York University (Toronto)
Date: April 4, 2007; Source: AGYU
25. EVENT: "Student Performance Night" University of Toronto (Toronto)
Date: April 5, 2007; Source: Louise Liliefeldt
26. EVENT: "Nomadic Residents" Ontario College of Art & Design (Toronto)
Dates: April 5 - September 9 2007; Source: Akimbo
Dates: April 6 - May 5, 2007; Source: offthemap Gallery
28. EVENT: "1-877-ORAL-ACT" (Canada)
Dates: April 20 - June 2, 2007; Source: Craig Leonard


March was the end of Fado's fiscal year, and we ended it with a spectacular set of events, beginning with Enter-Gration, the emerging artist series curated by Fado Board member Nahed Mansour, followed by two new IDea projects featuring David Khang and Elvira Santamaria (who performed for 90 hours over 9 days). Toronto audiences were left with many evocative and delicate moments to contemplate.

We start off our new season by co-sponsoring the Opening NIght Gala at the Images Festival. On Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 9 pm, join us at The Royal for a special screening of SEVEN EASY PIECES BY MARINA ABRAMOVIC, a documentary film by Babette Mangolte. This screening is also dedicated to the Canada Council for the Arts in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Tickets will sell out fast, so book right away! You can order tickets online from the Images Festival website at http://www.imagesfestival.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=30

"In November of 2005 Marina Abramovic performed SEVEN EASY PIECES in the rotunda at the Guggenheim Museum in New York; in this week-long series of performances she reenacted seminal performance works from the 1960s and '70s by Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, Valie Export, Gina Pane, Joseph Beuys and herself, interpreting them as one would a musical score. The film is a reflection on performance art and body art outlining physical fragility, versatility, tenacity and unlimited endurance as seen in the work of Marina Abramovic. The film Seven Easy Pieces by Marina Abramovic is about the performing body and how it affects viscerally the people who confront it, look at it and participate in the transcendental experience that is its primary effect. The ceremonial and meditative are the common responses to the week-long series of performances that took place in November 2005 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. From an art event to a social phenomenon, the seven performances became the talk of the town because they created among the visitors a sense of sublimation, like prayer. The film attempts to reveal the mechanisms of this transcendental experience by simply showing the performer's body living the events inscribed in each piece with details that outline the body's fragility, versatility, tenacity and unlimited endurance."

Year: 2007
Length: 92 minutes
Country of Origin: USA
Exhibition Format: Video

If you don't manage to get tickets for the opening night, stay tuned for announcements regarding re-screenings of some of the Festival's most popular films.

2. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: “Nodes & Naughty Codes” Labspace Studio (Toronto)
Deadline:April 6, 2007; Source:Instant Coffee

The Lab Sessions 1.0.
“Nodes & Naughty Codes”
Saturday, May 5th, 2007

The Lab Sessions are a series of interactive art parties hosted and curated by Labspace Studio. Each Lab Session fuses the vibe of a house party with the sensibility of an art gallery to create an alternative party-going experience. Simply put, The Lab Sessions are parties for people who dig art. What to expect at a Lab Session? Interactive art projects, performances, cheap booze, a good crowd, a sticky dance floor and no cover!

Currently Labspace Studio is looking for artists willing to present their work(s) for the first installment of The Lab Sessions 1.0 - “Nodes & Naughty Codes”.

The theme of the night is ‘Technology & Emotion’.

Submission Categories:
-Painting, Collage, Photography, Drawing
-Video Art/ New Media
-Performance Art
-Musicians, DJ’s

Work will be displayed at Labspace Studio on the night of May 5, 2007. All artists are expected to financially support their projects. We will facilitate required technologies and assist in the installation process to the best of our ability. Keep in mind that The Lab Sessions is a party environment! Artwork may need to be tailored to suit the atmosphere.

To submit your work please email a brief description of your proposed piece along with supporting/portfolio material of the described work or other work recently completed in a similar media to info@labspacestudio.com.


For more details call:
Laura Mendes: 416 836 1516
John Loerchner: 416 857 5712

Labspace Studio
276 Carlaw Ave (Suite 202)
Toronto, ON

3. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Nuit Blanche (Toronto)
Deadline: April 10, 2007; Source: Akimbo

Nuit Blanche
a free all-night contemporary art thing
Saturday, September 29, 2007
7:03 pm to sunrise

From sunset on September 30 to sunrise on October 1, 2006, artists transformed Toronto. The city became a playground, a meeting place, a political forum, a place of art, wonder, awe and intrigue. From parks, swimming pools and car washes to galleries, museums, schools and institutions, the city came together as a community and embraced Nuit Blanche.

An estimated 425,000 revellers left behind the comfort of their beds for this free all-night exploration of Toronto through contemporary art. Unlike any event ever produced in North America, Nuit Blanche was completely distinctive and a transformative celebration of creativity. The overwhelmingly positive post-event response was unprecedented.

Toronto Special Events is thrilled to announce that the magic of Nuit Blanche will return to light up the city of Toronto in 2007. From sunset to sunrise on September 29, 2007, Torontonians and tourists alike are invited to encounter the city in a new way and rediscover Toronto through Nuit Blanche Exhibitions and Independent Projects.

Under the direction of the Nuit Blanche curatorial team, the City of Toronto will commission and fund up to 30 site-specific public art works  (10 per Exhibition Site) by local, national and international artists.

Fifteen additional local projects (5 per Exhibition) will be included in the Nuit Blanche Exhibitions and chosen by the curators from the Open Call Project submissions. We are pleased to invite artists to submit application forms to participate in Nuit Blanche through the Open Call.

Open Call Projects deadline: Tuesday, April 10, 2007

For more information, please contact Miki Stricker at mstrick@toronto.ca. For complete submission guidelines and application forms please visit www.nuitblanchetoronto.ca.

4. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Le Petit Versailles 2007 (USA)
Deadline:April 15, 2007; Source: Franklin Furnace

Le Petit Versailles 2007 - 10th Anniversary Season

LPV 2007 is a project of Allied Productions, Inc. , a non-profit arts service organization and neighborhood members as a GreenThumb public garden located at 346 East Houston / 247 East 2nd St. in the East Village. We present public events & community projects April - October, publish PLOT and produce LPVTV, a weekly cable series. It is volunteer based and dedicated to preserving the vitality of NYC greenspace through the arts - broadening & enriching the general public with free performances, screenings, workshops and similar activities.

We are looking for unusual ideas that address the environment, social and progressive issues and site specific nature of the garden itself. Temporary installations, performances, films, workshops and volunteers in any discipline are desired. Exhibitions must include works that withstand the rigors of nature. We are also an available site for the community service proponent of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Program.

Please submit email proposals/questions to petitversailles@earthlink.net or by regular mail c/o Allied Productions PO Box 20260 New York, NY10009. Check out our website @ http://www.alliedproductions.org FOR current schedule @ http://www.lpvtv.blogspot.com
Proposals must include the following
Phone #:
Applying for genre: (Underline all that apply).
Readings . Music . Dance . Theater . Film. Video Exhibition . Installation . Workshops. Volunteer. Desired Date/Availability
We are committed to artist fees but not all projects can be funded. Please indicate if able to volunteer a community project:

Other Required Application Materials. (Incomplete applications will not be considered.)
- a one page (or less) description/dates of the work you wish to present, include approximate running time, number of performers, and current phase of the work (experimenting, work in progress, fine tuning, finished work)
- one of the following support materials: Slides, Jpegs, Websites, VHS, DVD, CD of your work or version of what you would like to perform - cued to its best 3-minute segment. If you send a DVD or CD, write the track number or cue time.
- Artist statement and/or performance group's mission statement, or ideas that guide your work.
- Performance resume (Individual and/or group's)
- SelfAddressed Stamped Envelope for the return of your materials- applications from outside U.S.: include international reply coupon Applications without a SASE may be considered, but will not be returned.
- Optional supporting materials: websites, performance photographs. copies of reviews / previews / press. a score, script, or section thereof (no more than 5 pages). set designs (no more than 2).

DEADLINE: April 15 for July - October.

5. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "Pure Research 07" Nightswimming (Toronto)
Deadline: April 16, 2007; Source: Naomi Campbell

There are few places in Canada where in-depth theatrical research can be explored without the pressures of developing and/or performing a new work. Nightswimming's unique Pure Research program provides space, money and resources to artists who are pursuing a provocative theatrical question.

Now in its fifth year, Pure Research is designed to foster theatrical experiments which are not specifically linked to the creation of new work. In the spirit of inquiry, we assist artists in discovering what they need to explore, in order to further their work. We want you to tell us what you don't know, and how you might be able to answer your questions through a Pure Research workshop.

What does that mean?

If you have a theatrical question, and can pose it in terms of an experiment, then we're interested. We will supply studio space for up to three days, a $1000 fee for the lead researcher and a modest budget for artists and materials.

In 2005 we launched a new partnership with the University of Toronto Graduate Drama Centre. Pure Research was last held December 11-21, 2006, at their Glen Morris Studio Theatre on the UofT campus. We are very excited to open our program to graduate students and to benefit from the resources of the Centre.

In 2006 we conducted three research workshops:
* Cathy Nosaty, Laurel MacDonald and Philip Strong explored theatrical applications for Ableton Live sound recording software, in collaboration with a group of dancers, actors and musicians.
* Camellia Koo, Guillermo Verdecchia and Christine Brubaker investigated the relationship between audience and performer when each is enclosed in an 8' by 8' box.
* Moynan King and Sherri Hay addressed the tipping point between performer and audience as one becomes the other, using period costumes as the catalyst.

All Pure Research projects are documented and the results posted on Nightswimming's website. Researchers are required to submit a full report within one month of completing their experiment. Nightswimming staff will be present to observe and to offer assistance as required.

The Details:
- Submission Deadline: postmarked by Monday, April 16, 2007
- Pure Research projects will be held in Toronto in Autumn 2007
- Please read carefully the submission criteria below.
- Visit http://www.nightswimmingtheatre.com for more information.

Pure Research Submission Process
We need a concise but detailed proposal outlining:
- your question and what you want to learn from it
- how you intend to conduct the experiment - this is the most
important section of the application
- practical details such as time, people and equipment required
- any relevant support material such as text or prior research

We are particularly interested in:
- exploring poetic or stylized text in any form or genre
- integration of sound, movement, technology and text
- artists who view research and development as a long-term process,
rather than simply as a short-cut to production
- an artistic spirit of inquiry

What to send us:
- a cover letter introducing yourself and defining the application:
 preferred dates, amount of time requested, budget, specific goals
- a project description of no more than two pages
- a list of collaborators, if known
- c.v. of principal artist
- videos: only to introduce us to physical artists. Please provide a brief
 explanation of where and when the video was shot
- do not send press clippings, photos, programs, press kits or folders

- be honest about what you know, what you don't know, what you want,
 and what you'd like to achieve
- Remember that it is not a developmental workshop for a new piece of theatre
- all applicants will be informed of results by mail in June 2007
- please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want your
 material returned
- before making our final decisions we will contact those whose submissions intrigue us;
  we may ask short-listed applicants for further information or a more detailed proposal
- applications from artists outside Canada are welcomed, but the realities of
 our budget means we will focus on Canadian submissions
- note:  applications will not be accepted by email or fax

Please drop off or send applications to:    
55 Mill Street, #310 Building 74,
Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4, Canada

Thanks for your interest in Pure Research. We look forward to reading your application.

Nightswimming is a dramaturgical company dedicated to exploring the boundaries of dramaturgy and performance. We commission and develop new works of theatre, dance and music. For more information, or if you have questions about applying, contact us at http://www.nightswimmingtheatre.com.

6. RESIDENCY: UNIDEE in Residence International Program (Italy)
Deadline: April 16, 2007; Source: Artservis #230 - 13/03/07

Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto
UNIDEE in Residence International Program
call for applications: http://unidee.cittadellarte.it/
UNIDEE in Residence is an international program open to artists, professionals, students and graduates of various university faculties from any country in the world.

UNIDEE offers an experience unlike anything offered in any other university or academic program: a research-oriented practice that operates within each discipline and is directed towards the responsible transformation of society and the creative activation.

The UNIDEE programs are directed by Michelangelo Pistoletto. The course in residency include an active participation in meetings and seminars hold by experts and professors of various humanistic, scientific, economic, political, artistic and social disciplines.

The residents work individually or in groups to develop ideas and projects, working along creative lines pertinent to the following fields: Art, Communication, Ecology, Economics, Education, Work, Nutrition, Politics, Production, Science, Spirituality.
Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto
Via Serralunga, 27
13900 Biella
tel: +39-015 0991462
fax: +39-015 2522540

7. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Khyber Centre for the Arts (Halifax)
Deadline: April 16, 2007; Source: Instant Coffee


The Khyber Arts Society exists to foster critical thought by operating an artist-run centre that presents non-commercial contemporary work by emerging artists. Our goal is to facilitate dialogue, social interaction and information exchange for artists and interested members of the general public. Programming activities are challenging, artistically rigorous, interdisciplinary and responsive to the needs of Khyber users.

For more information about the Khyber Centre for the Arts please visit: www.khyberarts.ns.ca

We are currently accepting submission from emerging artists for the programming of our main exhibition space, the Ballroom Gallery.


Please send the following:
- Artist statement.
- Exhibition proposal.
- Support material: Up to 20 images of current work, with slide list. Images may be in digital or slide format, we also accept VHS/DVD/CDR. You may also include catalogues, press clippings, book works etc., with relevant pages noted.
- a SASE for the return of your support material.

- The Khyber Centre for the Arts pays fees to artists in accordance with the CARFAC Fee Schedule.
- The Khyber Centre for the Arts strives to develop programming that reflects diverse communities. This includes but is not limited to communities defined by culture, artistic discipline, geography, language, age, sexual orientation and gender identity.

For more information please contact the Programming Director: programming@khyberarts.ns.ca.

The Khyber Centre for the Arts
ATTN: Selections Committee
1588 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1Z6

8. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Conflux 2007 (USA)
Deadline:April 17, 2007; Source: Instant Coffee

Conflux 2007 will take place in Brooklyn again this September and we want you in it!

The call for proposals is at http://confluxfestival.org and has all the information you need on how to participate. The online submission form will be live next week and the deadline for proposals is April 17. It's a tight deadline, but the submission process is short & sweet and we look forward to receiving your proposals.

The Conflux festival has been described as "a network of maverick artists and unorthodox urban investigators…making fresh, if underground,contributions to pedestrian life in New York City, and upping the ante on today's fight for the soul of high-density metropolises." At Conflux visual and sound artists, writers, urban adventurers and the public gather for four days to explore the physical and psychological landscape of the city. For more information about Conflux, check out the Conflux 2006 site at http://confluxfestival.org/conflux2006/

9. RESIDENCY: “Base Elements” Allenheads Contemporary Arts (UK)
Deadline: April 18, 2007; Source: Artsadmin E-digest 258

Allenheads Contemporary Arts would like to receive proposals from artists interested in following a line of research into the earth's base elements. The project aims to explore in broad terms, how we comprehend and relate to the matter of our planet.

Artists will be able to invite a collaborator from any field of the arts or sciences, to bring their knowledge and experience to the project.

These 2 residencies are the first in the Base Elements series, which will collectively present a broad picture of our complex relationship with planet earth. It is planned that the series will culminate in a conference, exhibition and publication.

Each residency is for a flexible period of up to 3 months taking place between May and December 2007.

Artist's fee: £1800 pcm + travel, accommodation, studio and production expenses.

Application Deadline: April 18th 2007

For more information and application details visit www.acart.org.uk/future.htm

10. RESIDENCY: "Walking & Art " Banff Centre (Banff)
Deadline: April 20, 2007; Source: Akimbo

Walking & Art Residency
Program dates: September 17 - November 2, 2007
Application Deadline: April 20, 2007
Notification date: May/June, 2007

A thematic residency for up to 25 artists, writers, theorists, and curators working in all media.

Walking, one of the most basic of human activities has long been both inspiration and subject of exploration for artists. Whether the location is rural, urban, interior or imaginative, walking continues to stimulate. Walking is a central element and driving force in many art practices, in current writing, theoretical investigation, and curatorial projects. From the haikus of Basho to Baudelaire's theory of the " flâneur " to the current interest in psychogeography, walking continues to animate contemporary art practice.

Banff and the Rocky Mountains with its surrounding network of trails, history, and culture of walking, provide the ideal context for further exploration of this subject. This residency welcomes artists, writers, and curators who wish to pursue their practice, create new work, present and discuss ideas, and of course, walk.

Apply today for this residency opportunity.
<http://www.banffcentre.ca/va/residencies />http://www.banffcentre.ca/va/residencies/


Self-Directed Residencies
Upcoming Deadlines: April 20 and May 18, 2007
Notification: May/June 2007

The Self-Directed Residency provides professional development opportunities for visual artists, producers, critics, writers, architects, curators, and researchers. This residency provides time and space for artists to create new works, research innovative ideas, and experiment with different techniques and modes of production. Short and long term residencies are available from five days to several months.

*Opportunities available throughout the year, dates available include June 22 to September 8, 2007.

<http://www.banffcentre.ca/va/residencies />http://www.banffcentre.ca/va/residencies/


Work Study Opportunities

Come live and learn in the Rocky Mountains! We are now accepting applications for 2007/2008 Work Study positions. Programs include Studio Work Study, Aboriginal Administration Work Study, Aboriginal Studio Work Study, Curatorial/Educational Outreach Work Study, and Aboriginal Preparatorial Work Study.

Visit: <http://www.banffcentre.ca/va/workstudy>www.banffcentre.ca/va/workstudy

For more information about Visual Arts programs at The Banff Centre visit: <http://www.banffcentre.ca/va>www.banffcentre.ca/va

11. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre (Kingston)
Deadline: May 1, 2007; Source: Modern Fuel

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre facilitates the production, presentation and interpretation of visual and time-based arts that explore wide-ranging aesthetics and probe a broad scope of formal and socio-cultural questions. We welcome proposals for solo and group exhibitions, performances, lectures, residencies, offsite projects, workshops and other events. In 2007 we prioritize special curatorial projects, work by young artists and work of interest to young audiences. For more information about Modern Fuel please visit www.modernfuel.org.

Deadline for submissions: May 1st, 2007
Selected work to be presented between April 2008 - September 2009

Please send the following:
- One page cover letter which introduces your proposal
- 10-15 images of current related work, with documentation (image list with titles, dates, media, sizes). Images may be in digital or slide format OR 5 minute VHS tape / DVD / CD-R
- You may also include catalogues, press clippings, bookworks etc., with relevant pages noted.
- Artist statement about your proposal and context of work (max. one page).
- a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) for the return of your support material.

Modern Fuel pays fees to artists in accordance with the CARFAC Fee Schedule.

Modern Fuel programs strive to reflect diverse communities, including but not limited to communities defined by culture, artistic discipline, geography, language, age, sexual orientation and gender identity.

All submissions received prior to this Call for Submissions will be considered following the May 1st deadline.

All submissions will be considered for programming under two program areas:

In our main display space, we seek to balance exhibitions by Kingston-area artists with those by extra-regional artists. Proposals are selected according to: submission criteria determined by the Artistic Director and Modern Fuel's Programming Committee; their exploratory character – exploratory insofar as they pose significant questions (formally, conceptually and politically) within current artistic and broader socio-cultural contexts; and their ability to activate discussion and involvement of Modern Fuel's regional community.

Art in the Streets programs aim to feature artworks in visual and time-based media that engage more assertively with the Kingston community-at-large. Proposals are selected based on their relevance to Kingston community politics and well-being and on their potential to stimulate interest within non-art and art audiences. Art in the Streets prioritizes the presentation of artworks that can develop a participatory discourse between artists and non-artists.

For more information please contact the Artistic Director info@modernfuel.org .

ATTN: Artistic Director
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21A Queen Street
Kingston ON K7K 1A1

tel: (613) 548-4883

12. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Balcone Art Society (bal.co.ny) (Vancouver)
Deadline:May 1, 2007; Source: publicart-online

Emerging Canadian artists working in any medium and pursuing their practice on a professional basis are invited to answer Balcone's first annual call for submissions.

Balcone is a newly incorporated non-profit society for contemporary art based out of Vancouver . The vision is to create a unique context - outside of traditional frameworks - for the practice, curation, and exhibition of contemporary art in Vancouver and beyond. Balcone's mission is to support and promote emerging Canadian artists by focusing on curation, exhibition, research, criticism, and the development of a professional practice.

Twelve artists will be selected by Balcone's directors to participate and collaborate in the first year of programming. Accepted artists will have a hosted profile and portfolio on Balcone's website, will participate in a series of workshops and plenary sessions with the aim of accelerating professional development, and will be available for a group exhibition of new work from Balcone artists in Vancouver during September 2007. By mentoring, promoting and publishing these artists and their works, Balcone's directors aim to provide new territory for the support and development of emerging artists in Canada.

To be considered for inclusion in our 2007-2008 programs please submit the following information via email to submissions@balcone.org with the subject line reading "2007-08":

- curriculum vitae, recent, including full contact information and weblinks to show archives, if applicable
- artist statement, 500 words
- 10-12 examples of work with descriptions, including title, date, medium. Preference is for weblinks pointing to the artist's own hosted portfolio, though where this is not possible we shall accept attachments of low-resolution JPEG's, Quicktime movies or AIFF's to a total of fifteen megabytes per applicant.

Full time students are not eligible. Only email submissions will be accepted. For more information, please visit: www.balcone.org

Deadline:May 1, 2007; Source: Natalie Loveless

LIVE 2007 Performance Art Biennale (October 2007 / Vancouver Canada) in partnership with Ars Virtua Gallery and New Media Center) is presenting an exciting new performance art initiative in the virtual world of Second Life.

LIVE 2007 invites international Avatar performance artists to participate. The event will be simulcast as part of the festival program.

Please email a brief expression of interest, avatar performance proposal, CV, bio, and links before May 1, 2007 to:
- Jeremy O. Turner (a.k.a. Wirxli Flimflam) Director of Avatar Development, LIVE jerturner536@yahoo.ca
- James Morgan (a.k.a. Rubiayat Shatner) Director/Curator, Ars Virtua gallery@arsvirtua.com

The LIVE Performance Art Biennale was founded in 1999 and has located Vancouver, Canada as an important and recognized node of local, national and international performance art activity and critical study.

Ars Virtua is a new media center and gallery located in the synthetic world of Second Life. It is a new type of space that leverages the tension between 3-D rendered game space and terrestrial reality, between simulated and simulation. Ars Virtua is sponsored by the CADRE Laboratory for New Media.

Web resources:

14. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "HYSTERIA: a festival of women" Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto)
Deadline:May 15, 2007; Source:The RED Letter

HYSTERIA: a festival of women
October 25 – November 3, 2007
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander St, Toronto
Moynan King, Festival Director

“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is. I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments
that differentiate me from a doormat...” — Rebecca West.

Buddies is seeking submissions for it's 4th incarnation of this international showcase of female talents from the worlds of theatre, dance, film, music and visual art. Curated by Buddies’ Associate Artist Moynan King, HYSTERIA is a vital female forum for presentation, discussion and exchange, unlike any other in the country.


Women from all artistic communities are encouraged to apply, including film, dance, performance art, installation art, literature, theatre, music and all hybrids of any of the above.

We are seeking new creations as well as existing works by emerging and established artists from diverse cultural, sexual and artistic backgrounds.

Submissions may include (but are not limited to):
- visual art, sculpture and art installations
- short cabaret-style performance pieces
- musicians, bands or new music artists
- new or previously produced short plays (Max 20 Minutes)
- short films and videos
- performance art
- dance works (20 min max)
- classes and workshops
- proposals for full evening events
- new works by Youth (under-21)

Submissions must include:
- 2 copies of the completed application form per submission
- 2 copies of a detailed project description and script (where applicable)
- 2 copies of resumes of all confirmed participants
- 2 copies of support material ie: slides, video (VHS & DVD only), audio (CD or cassette tape only), photos, press clippings, etc., (where applicable)

Please keep a copy of your submission

Hysteria Participants will receive an honorarium.

Please send all submissions to:
Hysteria: A Festival of Women
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1B4

(submissions will not be accepted by fax or email)

For more information please contact
Moynan King at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre at 416-975-9130 x 27 <mailto:mking@buddiesinbadtimestheatre.com>mking@buddiesinbadtimestheatre.com<mailto:mking@buddiesinbadtimestheatre.com>

15. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Performance Mix Festival 2008 (USA)
Deadline: May 17, 2007; Source: New Dance Alliance

The Performance Mix Festival presents the developing work of over 30 experimental choreographers, composers and multi-disciplined artists annually in the Spring (dates, events and locations TBA). Choreographers are encouraged to collaborate with composers presenting original and live music and/or the use of video. Works proposed can be re-worked, in development and/or excerpts. Artists receive a fee, complimentary rehearsal space, video documentation, and eligibility to participate in the NDA Exchange and residency opportunities. Artists are selected by a panel of past participants headed by Director, Karen Bernard. Maximum length of work to be presented is generally 15 minutes, and shorter works are welcome.

Please forward a cover letter on letterhead with all contact information, a brief proposal, and an artist statement as it relates to the VHS video, DVD or CD documentation you are submitting, as well as, your biography and resume (composers: list of compositions). Documentation does not have to be work proposed. We prefer seeing a completed work. Other support material is optional. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope, if you would like your materials returned. The deadline to apply for Performance Mix Festival 2008 is May 17th 2007, Postmarked

New Dance Alliance
182 Duane Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-7624

16. RESIDENCY: Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (Japan)
Deadline: May 21, 2007; Source: Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC)

Aomori Contemporary Art Centre is accepting the application for the Artist in Residence Program in 2007.

In this autumn, accordance with the guidelines, we will invite 4 artists in our residency program.

Details will be forthcoming shortly on our web site. http://www.acac-aomori.jp/

The dead line for applications is May 21st.

If you know artists or institutions who might be interested in our program, we would appreciate your forwarding this information to them.

Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC)
152-6, Yamazaki, Goshizawa, Aomori
030-0134, JAPAN
TEL: +81 17 764 5200 FAX: +81 17 764 5201
mail: acac-air@acac-aomori.jp

17. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "LAB 2008/09" Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Victoria)
Deadline: June 1, 2007; Source: Akimbo

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is requesting submissions from artists and curators for The LAB 2008/09 series. The LAB is a contemporary art space within the Art Gallery designed specifically for presenting challenging and dynamic experimental projects. The Gallery welcomes all forms of media, performance or innovative museological projects which involve the Gallery's permanent collection. Projects must be designed specifically for The LAB; existing projects will not be considered.  Artists will receive exhibition fees as well as project assistance of up to $1500.

Proposals must include the following:

- A brief, one page description of the proposed project (400 words maximum)
- 10-20 slides or CD of related previous work
- Detailed budget (include any special equipment needs, travel fees and material costs to a maximum of $1500)
- Current cv
- Self addressed stamped envelope for return of materials

When designing your project proposal, please note that all elements of the space should be considered (ie exits and entrances, ceiling heights, lighting etc). When describing materials and elements, please address in your description their relationship to the overall ideas and concepts in the project. Proposals also must include a diagram/installation plan of the project in the LAB space. A map of the Gallery is available on the website (www.aggv.bc.ca). Check your budget carefully; make sure you have included (and researched costs for) all elements of the project, including your travel and shipping, technicians, special equipment rentals (ie video projectors, computers, DVD players, Ipod etc) and materials.

Address all submissions to:

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss Street
Victoria BC V8V 4P1
Attention: Nicole Stanbridge, Curatorial Assistant

Please send any enquiries regarding The LAB to: <mailto:nstanbridge@aggv.bc.ca>nstanbridge@aggv.bc.ca

Submissions must be received at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by 5 pm closing Friday, June 1st 2007

18. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Noise Miniatures (Calgary)
Deadline: September 2, 2007; Source: Tammy McGrath

The Noise Miniatures miniature noise cdr record label is pleased to announce the launch a new series of SMALL SONG 3" cdr compilations. Each volume will be dedicated to a single theme (sometimes very broad, sometimes very specific), and will consist of variations on said theme. The artist is always encouraged to interpret the theme as they see fit.

Tracks submitted must be no longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds, and no other restrictions apply. Artists selected for inclusion will receive three (3) copies of the finished product. All copyrights will be retained by the artists and all editions will not exceed a run of 150 copies.

The theme for small compilation VOLUME 1 is : Calligraphy

Deadline for submissions for volume one is September 2nd. 2007

For more info:


Deadline: September 30, 2007; Source: Artservis #230 - 13/03/07

The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations.
The SZPILMAN AWARD is awarded annually.
The prize winner receives the Jackpot Stipendium.
This scholarship consists of three parts:
A challenge cup,
10 days of accommodation in Cimochowizna (Poland), and
a sum of money in cash.

The amount of money is dynamic. SZPILMAN is raising money parallel to the competition. The prize winner receives the money that is raised until September 30, 2007.

Among the applicants, one award winner will be identified.

The challenge cup will be handed over to the next prize winner in the subsequent year.
Everyone can apply for the SZPILMAN AWARD.
Both individuals and groups of persons are free to apply.
The work must have been realized between October 1, 2006, and September 30, 2007.
To apply, send in a significant documentation.
To that, fill in the application form (pdf) with name, e-mail, telephone, address, title of the work, and date of construction.
Send in application plus significant documentation by mail to the address of SZPILMAN AWARD.
Applications by e-mail are NOT accepted.
The rights remain with the author. SZPILMAN is planning a catalogue where pictures of individual works will be printed after consultation with the participants.

Brunnenstrasse 10
10119 Berlin

20. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Collective (UK)
Deadline: not given; Source: Artsadmin E-digest 259

The Collective wishes to commission a new live art work to be informed by the following criteria:

The performance work should be 'presented' in a home setting, many of which are family domestic spaces and there should produce evidence.

Copyright rests with the artist. However, wherever the selected art work is subsequently shown, published or promoted the provenance and the ideals of the collective are represented

A contract of sale will be used to confirm the commission and a 'provenance certificate' will need to be signed with the artist.

The fee will be £1,600

Please respond by sending your CV, a written description of no more than 500 words about your idea for this commission and, where possible, links to websites presenting video and/or still images of your work to the following email address. jeastop@candi.ac.uk

NB: We cannot accept any attachments to your email such as Jpegs, MP3 or video.

The Collective http://www.the-collective.info

21. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: spirituality and belief project (Toronto)
Deadline: not given; Source: Clare Samuel

I'm an Image Arts student at Ryerson University and I'm doing a project about spirituality and belief. For the piece I am inviting pairs of people who have never met each other and are of different faiths/backgrounds/age groups and so on, to share a meal at my apartment and have a conversation about spirituality. I will photograph them together and video the process, hopefully the piece will be shown in the summer at the Contact photography festival.

I think this will be a great way for people establish a dialogue about the fundamental questions of why we exist and how we should live. Please pass this on to anyone you think may be interested, and don't worry about having a great deal of knowledge on the subject; what I am really interested in is people's feelings and opinions on these issues. The shoots will be over the next few weekends, starting this Saturday. Please contact me with your availability, and I will schedule you in with a conversation partner.

Clare Samuel

22. NEWS: liveartwork DVDIssue 5 released (Germany)
Source: Christopher Hewitt

Issue 5 of liveartwork DVD is out now and features a diverse selection of work from 6 international performance artists.

Including recent solo performances from two founders of contemporary performance art, Stuart Brisley (UK) and Esther Ferrer (Spain). The influential American performance theatre group Goat Island's latest work and a group performance from one of Britain's leading performance artists, Gary Stevens. Marilyn Arsem (USA) presents documentation from two very different solo performance works. Finally there is rare video documentation of solo performances by the American artist Stuart Sherman.

See the liveartwork DVD website at www.liveartwork.com/dvd for full details about the publication, the artists and works featured on issue 5.

With a new issue published every three months, liveartwork DVD aims to present an overview of contemporary performance art practice to an international audience.

liveartwork DVD issue 5 is published on DVD-R, PAL or NTSC format discs and costs 12 Euros for individual orders (55 Euros for institutional orders), including international postage. liveartwork DVD can be ordered using the online PayPal system which accepts most credit cards and payment by bank transfer. For details of how to order see: www.liveartwork.com/dvd/order.htm

Copies of all previous issues of liveartwork DVD can also be ordered on the website.

liveartwork DVD welcomes submissions of video documentation of live performance art works for possible inclusion in future issues. If you wish to make a submission please read the guidelines at www.liveartwork.com/dvd/submissions.htm

Please also take a look at the liveartwork homepage at www.liveartwork.com which provides a range of resources for the international performance art community.

Christopher Hewitt
liveartwork DVD

23. NEWS (CALL FOR FEEDBACK): Appropriation Questionnaire CARFAC Ontario (Toronto)
Deadline: not given; Source: Artist Run Centres and Collectives of Ontario

Appropriation Questionnaire / CARFAC Ontario needs your feedback!

There has been much public discussion about issues surrounding appropriation art practices. CARFAC Ontario has been involved in productive dialogue with both Appropriation Art, Canadian Artists' Representation Copyright Collective (CARCC ) and CARFAC National.

We have also heard from a group of our members at the Annual General Meeting last September.

Now it is time to get your feedback. The survey has been put together with the assistance of CARCC and all of the information that you provide will remain anonymous. Some of the questions deal directly with the Canadian Copyright Act so it might make sense for you to check out some background information.

What is Appropriation?

To appropriate something involves taking possession of it. In the visual arts, the term appropriation often refers to the use of borrowed elements in the creation of new work. The borrowed elements may include images, forms or styles from art history or from popular culture, or materials and techniques from non-art contexts. Since the 1980s the term has also referred more specifically to quoting the work of another artist to create a new work. The new work may or may not alter the original.* Two other great links for information on the topic include: www.artlex.com/artlex/a/appropriation.html and www.tate.org.uk/collections/glossary/definition.jsp?entryId=23 .

How does this differ from Cultural Appropriation?

Cultural appropriation is the adoption of some specific elements of one culture by a different cultural group. It denotes acculturation or assimilation, but often connotes a negative view towards acculturation from a minority culture by a dominant culture. It can include the introduction of forms of dress or personal adornment, music and art, religion, language, or social behavior. These elements, once removed from their indigenous cultural contexts, may take on meanings that are significantly divergent from, or merely less nuanced than, those they originally held. Or, they may be stripped of meaning altogether. As an example, a bindi dot when worn as a decorative item by a non-Hindu woman could be considered cultural appropriation, along with the use of henna in mehndi as a decoration outside traditional ceremonies.*

*( Copyright 2000,2001,2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.)

Please respond to the CARFAC Ontario Appropriation Questionnaire today!

CARFAC Ontario
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

24. EVENT: “in there” Art Gallery of York University (Toronto)
Date: April 4, 2007; Source: AGYU

After 1 year of being “out there” the AGYU goes “in there”!

“in there” is an experimental process-based collaborative project involving 3 Toronto artists – Diane Borsato, Daniel Cockburn, and Kristan Horton – with 12 students from the dance, music and theatre departments at York University.

Over the 2006/2007 academic year, the artists and students have developed 3 innovative new works to be integrated into the Accolade East Building – the new home of the AGYU – activating the state-of-the art performing art spaces and the AGYU.

This collaboration culminates in a one-night performance event:

Wednesday 4 April – 6-11 pm

SNOWBANK: A work for a large group of dancers, and one trumpet
Performance and Installation
AGYU (Accolade East Building Room #116)

In the tradition of conceptual art instructions, and the possibility that non-virtuosic everyday movements can be dance, Diane Borsato led a large group of dancers to move a snowbank in white pails across the city, up to the AGYU. The absurd and heroic feat was accompanied by periodic outbursts of experimental trumpet music, composed and performed by Emilie LeBel. The buckets will then be
re-installed into an installation at the AGYU accompanied by video documentation of the snow move for the April 4 event.

Live Performance
The Tribute Communities Recital Hall (Accolade East Building Room #112)

ALTOGETHER will explore semantic/somatic overlap and overload in an ensemble performance of music, movement, and monologue. The live performance will be held in The Tribute Communities Recital Hall for the April 4 event.

Video Screening
The Price Family Cinema (Accolade East Building Room #102)

LOST IN THE WOODS is best described as a short film arising from the “in there” collaboration. It combines documentary elements, restaged events, and artifacts of a production. In a way, it is neither a collaboration nor an individual work. The film is like a gathering together and restaging of certain events and ideas that took place during its course. In that sense, it is a meditation on how ideas might make their way to something more concrete like a play or a novel. “Lost in the Woods” will be screened in The Price Family Cinema (Accolade East Building Room #102) for the April 4 event.

Alicia Grant
Mauricio Iregui
Nicole King
Ruanne Lai
Emilie LeBel
James McEleney
D. Alex Meeks
Erin Merrifield
Srimoyee Mitra
Andrea Roberts
Samuel Scully
Cara Spooner

“in there” is curated by AGYU Assistant Curator Rhonda Corvese.

All events are Free.


LOST IN THE WOODS (approx. 20 min) – 3 screenings – The Price Family Cinema
- 6:45 pm
- 8:15 pm
- 9:45 pm

ALTOGETHER (approx. 30 min) – 2 live performances – The Tribute Communities Recital Hall
- 7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm

SNOWBANK – ongoing video screening and sculptural installation in AGYU reception


OCAD (100 McCaul Street) to AGYU
- departs 6:00 pm
- arrives 7:00 pm

- departs 10:30 pm
- arrives 11:00 pm

Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto
416-736-5169, <http://www.yorku.ca/agyu>www.yorku.ca/agyu

25. EVENT: "Student Performance Night" University of Toronto (Toronto)
Date: April 5, 2007; Source: Louise Liliefeldt

Everyone is welcome to:
U of T Night of Student Performance Art
Thursday, April 5, 2007, 7 pm
1 Spadina Crescent (Toronto)
Please enter from the east side of the building
Note: There will be no alcohol allowed.

26. EVENT: "Nomadic Residents" Ontario College of Art & Design (Toronto)
Dates: April 5 - September 9 2007; Source: Akimbo

Nomadic Residents: Rirkrit Tiravanija

Exhibition: April 5 to September 9, 2007
Opening reception: Thursday, April 5, 5 to 8 pm
OCAD Professional Gallery

Public Lecture: Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 pm

Ontario College of Art & Design
100 McCaul Street, Toronto
All welcome, admission is free.

The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed artist Rirkrit Tiravanija as its first artist in residence of its new program Nomadic Residents.

Rirkrit Tiravanija, who graduated from OCAD in 1984, will take up residency in April 2007 with the opening of his first solo exhibition in Canada. During his residency, Tiravanija will participate in workshops with students, and present a public lecture. The exhibition launches OCAD's Professional Gallery, a new space dedicated to exhibiting work by nationally and internationally significant contemporary artists and designers.

Tiravanija is described by Guggenheim Museum Curator Joan Young as an artist who explores a new aesthetic paradigm of interactivity through contemporary art. His extraordinary and unconventional practice ranges from traditional art forms like drawing, painting and photography to site-specific installations which invite audiences to experience everyday activities such as cooking and serving food, or to 'living' within re-creations of Tiravanija's own apartment.  He encompasses many innovations in his works such as creating radio plays and building power-generating systems, to demonstrate how viewers can become active media contributors and not simply passive consumers.

Born in Buenos Aires to Thai diplomats, Tiravanija was raised in Bangkok and Ethiopia. As an artist, he maintains a truly global art practice, with a studio in New York's East Village, a flat in Berlin, and a loft in Bangkok. Tiravanija exemplifies what New Yorker art critic Calvin Tomkins has termed "a new breed of nomadic, post-studio artist".  At 19, Tiravanija came to Canada. He graduated from OCAD's Experimental Arts program in 1984, and later studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Whitney Independent Study Program (New York City). In 2004, Tiravanija won the Hugo Boss Prize, one of the world's most recognized accolades for contemporary art. His recent solo exhibitions include 1301PE Gallery (Los Angeles), Le Musee d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC at the Couvent des Cordeliers (Paris), Serpentine Gallery (London, UK), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Museum Bojmans Van Beuningen, (Rotterdam), and Ikon Gallery (Birmingham). In addition to teaching at Columbia University in New York, he recently participated in the 27a. Bienal de São Paulo and is currently Artistic Director of the major international contemporary art exhibition and cultural initiative 'Saigon Open City' in Vietnam.

OCAD Professional Gallery
Launching in April 2007 with international artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, OCAD's Professional Gallery is a new, 1200 square-foot space devoted to facilitating connections between, and the contemplation of, contemporary art and design practice.

"Tiravanija's practice is a perfect metaphor for the Professional Gallery's intentions," explained Charles Reeve, OCAD Curator.  "He invites viewers to become active participants, thus fully animating the work." OCAD's Professional Gallery invites the community in to experience regional, national and international perspectives through art and design exhibitions, book launches, film screenings, performances, symposia, and more.  "A key goal of the OCAD Professional Gallery is to be a leader in bringing art and design together, facilitating this kind of openness."

Nomadic Residents - International Artist Residencies at OCAD
Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD community by featuring artists from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation, and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life.  In bringing innovative and diverse artists to take up temporary residence at OCAD, Nomadic Residents will join here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent.

Nomadic Residents has been made possible through the support of Partners in Art whose generous efforts raise awareness of national and international art through exciting collaborative art projects.

For media information, interviews and images, please contact Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Coordinator at OCAD, 416-977-6000 Ext. 327 or <mailto:smulholland@ocad.ca>smulholland@ocad.ca.

Dates: April 6 - May 5, 2007; Source: offthemap Gallery

"Sitting with the Mountain"
at Offthemapgallery, Toronto


Show runs April 6 - May 5, 2007
Opening Launch: April 6, midnight (12.01am Friday morning)
Open Forum: April 21, 8am - 4pm
Closing Party/Reception: May 5, 4pm - midnight

Special Gallery Hours:
April 6 - 15: midnight - 8am
April 16 - 25: 8am - 4pm
April 26 - May 5: 4pm - midnight

(Dress warmly, the space is not heated)

PAUL COUILLARD: For 30 days, I will spend 8 hours each day at the gallery "performing", developing thresholds or situations that speak to experiences of loss and