FADO E-LIST (August 2007)

FADO E-LIST (August 2007)


2. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 1st Nagano International Communication Art Festival
Deadline: August 10, 2007; Source: Seiji Shimoda (NIPAF)
3. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid
Deadline: August 15, 2007; Source: IAPAO
Dates: September 12-16, 2007; Source: asabank
5. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Intimacy: Across Visceral and Digital Performance
Deadline: August 19, 2007; Source: E-digest Issue 275
6. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Images Festival Operations Manager (Toronto)
Deadline: August 20, 2007; Source: Images Festival
7. CALL FOR ENTRIES: International Prize for Performance, 3rd Edition
Deadline: August 22, 2007; Source: asabank
8. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Nuit Blanche Parkdale Village Independent Project
Deadline: August 31, 2007; Source: Akimbo
9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Catalyst Arts Annual Members Show 2007
Deadline: August 31, 2007; Source: Catalyst Arts
10. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: UrbanFestival ìHow We Regretî
Deadline: September 1, 2007; Source: UrbanFestival
11. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Independent Creative Art Spaces Leadership Training
Deadline: September 1, 2007; Source: performanceartnetwork
12. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Suspension Performance (Toronto)
Deadline: not indicated; Source: Marty Spellerberg
13. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Interim Festival Coordinator, M:ST (Calgary)
Deadline: August 15, 2007; Source: M:ST
14. EVENT (Zurich): stromereien 07 Performance Festival
Dates: August 2-9, 2007; Source: Patrycja German
15. EVENT (Hamilton, Ontario): Naufus Figueroa and Irene Loughlin
Date: August 10, 2007; Source: Irene Loughlin
16. EVENT (Toronto): Cathy Gordon ìOn My Knees: A Public Divorce Ceremonyî
Date: August 13, 2007 from 11:30am ñ 7:30pm; Source: Cathy Gordon
17. EVENT (Serbia): 9th International Multimedia Art Festival
Dates: August 10 - 20, 20067; Source: Sinead O'Donnell
18. EVENT (Sydney): Aftermath: Performance Installation by AndrÈ Stitt
Dates: August 9-11, 2007; Source: artspace
19. EVENT (Berlin): ABWEHR 2007
Date: August 25 & 26th, 2007; Source: High Art
20. IN DURATION: Another 21 Years of Living Art (1998-2019): LINDA M. MONTANO
Source: Linda Montano
21. JUST RELEASED: Ctrl+Shift - 7th Issue of Ctrl+P Art Journal
Source: asabank
22. ANNOUNCING: Canadian Art News Website
Source: Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art
23. ANNOUNCING: New website for artists www.ontarioartist.ca
Source: Ontario Arts Council


The long hot of summer are here and things are a bit quiet at Fado HQ. However we are always planning something. This fall, we are looking forward to the work of 3 artists in 2007-08 Foreign Visiting Artists Series: Maria CosmËs, Carlos PiÒa and Valentin Torrens (Barcelona). Valentin will be performing at Fado in mid September and Maria and Carlos will be performing at Fado in early October.

The Fado Call for Submissions for Vivencia Poetica (Emerging Artists Series 2007-08) is now closed. We thank all the artists who submitted their work. More news soon on this exciting series curated by Erika DeFreitas.

Wishing everyone a good summer,
Shannon Cochrane and the Board of Fado


2. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 1st Nagano International Communication Art Festival
Deadline: August 10, 2007; Source: Seiji Shimoda (NIPAF)

1st Nagano international communication art festival: NICAF '07

Various art projects will be happen in Nagano-city for 5 days by around 8 artists from Japan and abroad. They will come some days before to have real research how their art project should happen here. Art have any solution for today's social problem?

The hollowing out of the city. Car center society. Aging society. The dilapidation of the education. Natural education and peace education. The issue of bullying. An environmental problem. Global warming. The fall of morals. The loss of the public awareness. The increase of the sense of estrangement of human relations. The increase of the suicide. The increase of the crime. Rise of the nationalism. The lack of the international sense. The rise of the big business and the extinction of the medium size or small size retail store.

We started Nagano International Performance Art Festival (NIPAF) in 1993 and started Nagano International video Art Festival (NIVAF) in 2006 last year. These festivals will explore immediately to other town. So first Nagano, then to Nippon (Japan).

Specially NIPAF (Nippon International Performance Art Festival) has 15 years history and already invited more than 300 foreign artists from 45 countries to our 2 annual festivals in several cities in Japan. NIPAF has also tour in abroad very often to develop this art medium exchange. We get internationally high reputation now.

NIVAF did started in last year with small budget, but it showed new meaning of video Art which is now closed private expression medium with cheap video equipment. New video art works came from Central Europe, Central and South America and Asia which area we have not enough informations.

In addition, we are doing "Media Art Study Meeting" and "Mobile Gallery Project" to study and practice of contemporary art with very unique viewpoint.

So now we have our new challenge festival "1st Nagano International Communication Art Festival: NICAF '07".

This new festival's aim is how art projects which has social contact will effect in small town like Nagano. Population is less than half million town, no contemporary art gallery and no art university. Nagano has a famous big Buddhism temple and people are generally conservative. But a capital town of Nagano prefecture having enough social structure,with good nature, mountain area, was the host of Winter Olympic games 1998.

Now in Japan, Artists In Residence (AIR) programs are increased and most of them has rich enough original building. They carry out active activity. But this festival is depend on very poor condition that is the same as almost all local town in Japan. We expect this festival will show some good suggestion how contemporary art view point will be popular in local town, not only Nagano.

The participant will be selected after their proposal. We are sorry our budget is very tight, but we hope it will be done successfully for our future project.

NIPAF Director
Seiji Shimoda

Sept. 21 (Fri): Foreign artists arrival to Tokyo
Sept. 22 (Sat): Presentation in Tokyo (and Performance?)
Sept. 23 (Sun): Move to Nagano, Start research 1st day, Presentation in Nagano
Sept. 24 (Mon, Holiday): Research 2nd day, Meeting
Sept. 25 (Tue): Research 3rd day, Decision of project, Presentation last idea.
Sept. 26 (Wed): Project realization 1st day
Sept. 27 (Thu): Project realization 2nd day
Sept. 28 (Fri): Project realization 3rd day, Middle report of each project
Sept. 29 (Sat): Project realization 4th day, Last report of each project. Drawing exhibition open.
Sept. 30 (Sun): Project realization last day
Oct. 1 (Mon): Foreign artists going back

Whole schedule:
Jul. 10: Start publicity, call for Project application
Aug.10: Deadline of application
Aug.20: Decision of invited artists, start to edit flyer and poster
Sept.1: Local stuff meeting
Sept.21: Foreign artists arrival Tokyo, start project
Oct.1: Foreign artists going back
Nov. or later: Making catalog etc.

How to Apply
1. Please send your application by e-mail, with basic data (your name, address, telephone, date of birth, a brief career history, etc)
2. Please write clearly the details and the purpose of your project contents.
3. Also if possible, please send the drawing of your project by email.
4. The proposal deadline; August 10, 2007
5. Result announce; August 20, 2007

Project Suggestion
I. Project shall be able to carry out by artist. If local cooperator is necessary, please describe on application mail.
2. Please make clear your project contents and project purpose (target).
3. The project purpose shall be quite as follows, but it is not a thing to ask the immediate effect. The hollowing out of the city. Car center society. Aging society. The dilapidation of the education. The issue of bullying. An environmental problem. Global warming. Natural education. The fall of morals. The loss of the public awareness. The alienation of human relations. The increase of the suicide. The increase of the crime. Rise of the nationalism. The lack of the international sense. The rise of the big business and the extinction of the medium size or small size retail store. In addition, the various problems that a city of the Nagano-city degree will be inherent in.
4. Project shall be able to carry it out in Nagano-city and the outskirts. Not only a center of commerce / the shopping district of the town but also the project in a school, park, riverbank, station square and mountains is possible. If project need some kind of permission, we will support to get it, but result is not sure now.
5. If possible, Project need to be able to perform for 5 days, and time per day is depend on artist.
6. Artists need cooperated to organizer.

Invite Artist
Around 4 or 5 foreign artists and 3 or 4 Japanese artists.
1. Artist can get the travel expenses and daily allowance 10 days, but the daily allowance is small.
2. If artists can get international travel support from their own side, it help our tight budget a lot.
3. Artists can get accommodation and foods from organizer during their stay, but poor condition.
4. Material costs has limitation from organizer.

Organizer; Nippon International Performance Art Festival (NIPAF)
Support. Japan Arts Fund

Seiji Shimoda/Nippon International Performance Art Festival (NIPAF), Platform of Asian Performance Art (PAPA); 2-8-15, Nakagosyo, Nagano, Nagano, 380-0935, JAPAN Tel & Fax +81-26-224-0748


3. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid
Deadline: August 15, 2007; Source: IAPAO


***Please forward this information as widely as possible

The 'Rencontres Internationales' will take place in Paris in November 2007, at the Centre Pompidou, at the Jeu de Paume national museum and in other key locations. The same program will be presented in Madrid in April 2008 and in Berlin in June 2008. Those three events will propose an international programming focusing on film, video and multimedia, gathering works of artists and filmmakers acknowledged on the international scene along with young artists and not much distributed filmmakers.

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ANY INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANISATION CAN SUBMIT ONE OR SEVERAL PROPOSALS. THE CALL FOR ENTRIES IS OPEN TO FILM, VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA CYCLES, without any restriction of length or genre. All submissions are free, without any limitation of geographic origin.
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CINEMA AND VIDEO CYCLES (all film and video formats)
* Video / Video art / Experimental video
* Experimental Film
* Documentary, experimental documentary
* Fiction - short, medium and feature length
* Animation movie

* Installation * Net art * Performance, concert

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Video and film submissions are received on DVD. ALL submissions are sent by postal mail, enclosed with a filled-in ONLINE ENTRY FORM, UNTIL THE 15th of AUGUST, 2007. Entry forms and information regarding the 'Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid' are available on our website

The 'Rencontres Internationales' offer more than a simple presentation of the works. They introduce an intercultural forum gathering various guests from all over the world - artists and filmmakers, institutions and emerging organisations - to testify of the vivacity of creation and its distribution, but also of the artistic and cultural contexts that often are experiencing deep changes. The festival reflects specificities and crossings of art practices between new cinema and contemporary art, explores media art practices and their critical purposes, and work out this necessary time when points of view meet and are exchanged. The festival aims at presenting those works to a broad audience, at creating circulations between different art practices and between different audiences, as well as creating new exchanges between artists, filmmakers and professionals. The 'Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid', an event without competition, are supported by French, German, Spanish and international cultural institutions.


Best wishes.
The Rencontres Internationales




*** Merci de faire circuler cette information le plus largement possible ***

Les Rencontres Internationales se dÈrouleront ý Paris en novembre 2007 au Centre Pompidou, au Jeu de Paume et sur d'autres lieux. La mÍme programmation sera prÈsentÈe ý Madrid en avril 2008 et ý Berlin en juin 2008.
Ces trois ÈvÈnements proposeront une programmation internationale inÈdite consacrÈe aux nouveaux cinÈmas, ý la crÈation vidÈo contemporaine et au multimÈdia, rÈunissant des ?uvres d'artistes et de rÈalisateurs reconnus sur la scËne internationale aux cÙtÈs de jeunes artistes et de rÈalisateurs peu diffusÈs.

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TOUT INDIVIDU OU ORGANISME PEUT EFFECTUER UNE OU PLUSIEURS PROPOSITIONS D'OEUVRE. L'APPEL A PROPOSITION EST OUVERT POUR LES CYCLES FILM, VIDEO ET MULTIMEDIA, sans restriction de genre et de durÈe. Les propositions sont gratuites, sans limitation de provenance gÈographique.
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CYCLES FILMS ET VIDEOS - Tout support film et vidÈo
* VidÈo / Art vidÈo / VidÈo expÈrimentale
* CinÈma expÈrimental
* Documentaire, documentaire expÈrimental
* Fiction / Court, moyen, long mÈtrage
* Animation

* Installation * Net art * Performance, concert

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Les propositions film et vidÈo sont reÁues sur DVD. TOUTES les propositions sont reÁues, par courrier, accompagnÈes d'une FICHE DE PROPOSITION remplie, JUSQU'AU 15 AOUT 2007. La fiche de proposition, ainsi que toutes les informations relatives aux 'Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid' sont disponibles sur notre site web

Plus qu'une simple prÈsentation d'?uvres, les Rencontres Internationales proposent un vÈritable forum interculturel, en prÈsence de nombreux invitÈs venus du monde entier, artistes et rÈalisateurs, responsables d'institutions et de structures Èmergentes, pour tÈmoigner d'une vivacitÈ de la crÈation, de sa diffusion et de contextes artistiques et culturels connaissant souvent de profondes mutations. Les Rencontres Internationales rendent compte des spÈcificitÈs et des convergences des pratiques artistiques entre nouveau cinÈma et art contemporain, explorent les formes artistiques Èmergentes et leurs propos critiques, et permettent ce temps nÈcessaire o˜ les points de vue se croisent et s'Èchangent.

Les Rencontres Internationales ont pour vocation de faire dÈcouvrir ces ?uvres ý un large public, de crÈer des circulations entre diffÈrentes pratiques artistiques et entre diffÈrents publics, de susciter des Èchanges entre artistes, rÈalisateurs et acteurs de la vie artistique et culturelle. Cet ÈvÈnement sans compÈtition est soutenu par des institutions culturelles franÁaises, allemandes, espagnoles et internationales. http://art-action.org/fr_soutien.htm
N'HESITEZ PAS A DIFFUSER CETTE INFORMATION auprËs d'organismes de crÈation, rÈseaux artistiques, sociÈtÈs de production, artistes et rÈalisateurs avec lesquels vous Ítes en relation.

Les Rencontres Internationales


Dates: September 12-16, 2007; Source: asabank


more information
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Gerald Harringer
DIE FABRIKANTEN - Kommunikationskultur
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5. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Intimacy: Across Visceral and Digital Performance
Deadline: August 19, 2007; Source: E-digest Issue 275

INTIMACY will take place on the 7th, 8th and 9th December in and around Goldsmiths University of London, LABAN and The Albany (South London).

INTIMACY is a three-day interdisciplinary programme of events made to illicit connectivity, induce interaction and provoke debate between makers, participants and witnesses of works that explicitly address proximity and hybridity in performance. It will feature workshops, seminars, performances, posters, and a 1-day symposium.

We are accepting proposals for:

ï Paper presentations or Performance Lectures
ï Poster presentations
ï Live performances -physical and/or digital

All participants will be selected on an open submissions basis. Proposals will be peer reviewed by the INTIMACY Board and Advisory Panel.

Deadline for submissions: 19 August 2007.
Notification of acceptance: early October 2007

For more information on INTIMACY please visit http://www.cybertheater.org or contact intimacyrachelz@yahoo.co.uk or drp01mc@gold.ac.uk to request full details of the call


6. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Images Festival Operations Manager (Toronto)
Deadline: August 20, 2007; Source: Images Festival

The Images Festival is seeking applications for the position of Operations Manager.

The Images Festival, based in Toronto and now in its 21st year, features Canadian and international film and video and related new media, installations and live performances. This 10-day festival combines theatrical exhibitions with gallery-based media art installations and features symposia, artistsí retrospectives, special curated programs and publications alongside its annual competition selection of artist film and video. Images is a dynamic annual forum for excellence and innovation in the media arts.

The Images Festival, Canadaís largest exhibitor of independent media art, is currently seeking an Operations Manager. The Operations Manager will work in a collaborative environment to plan and execute a successful 2008 Festival (April 3-12, 2008) involving multiple exhibition sites and events, and public, corporate and community partners. This is a year round position reporting to the Executive Director.

The Operations Manager responsibilities include:

ï Managing current and new community partners and co-presenters including event sponsors and contra relationships (ad space, hospitality, travel, etc.)
ï Developing, implementing and maintaining a Giving and/or Membership Program;
ï Responsible for general office administration including: handling phones, email and walk-in inquiries, maintaining archives and files, maintenance and development of computer database (FileMaker Pro and web-based) assisting with banking and ordering office supplies & services;
ï Assisting the Executive Director and Artistic Director by proofreading and assembling government and foundation grants, collation, submission of reports and correspondence;
ï Management of venue, volunteer and box office manager;
ï Working with contracted design team, print production coordinator and advertising salesperson to manage critical path and ensure timely delivery of print and design materials;
ï In conjunction with Executive and Artistic Directors development and implementation of community interest in special initiatives and / or focused projects;
ï Managing the distribution of all Images communications including web site, email list and correspondence;
ï Coordinating web site production, including design consultation, writing and copy editing as well as all data entry and database maintenance;
ï Responsible for festival logistics including supervising and overseeing box office, front-of-house and volunteer coordination, venue set-up and decor, providing information to the general community and responding to requests and inquiries about the festival;
ï Responsible for the volunteer program that includes both year-round and festival volunteers and interns


ï Experience in a busy office environment (arts or culture-related a plus);
ï Successful experience proofreading, editing and preparation of grants and respective reports;
ï Experience working in the arts community and knowledge of media arts milieu;
ï Well organized, self motivated, strong communication working in a team environment
ï Detail oriented with an ability to multitask and meet often-overlapping deadlines;
ï Experience with the production of promotional materials;
ï Comfortable in a Mac-based environment (knowledge of MySQL, html, Retrospect/server maintenance, design software an asset);
ï Experience in managing either staff or volunteers;
ï Knowledge of the not for profit arts sector and government granting process;
ï Writing advertising and communications copy is a plus;
ï Fluency in both official languages is considered an asset.

Salary and benefits
ï This is a year-round contract with a combination of 4 and 5 days per week;
ï Salary range is low 30,000ís per annum (commensurate with experience);
ï Supplementary health benefits

Deadline: August 20, 2007 at 5:00 PM

Start date: September 2007

Kindly apply in writing and note where you saw this posting in your cover letter:
Hiring Committee
The Images Festival
448-401 Richmond Street
Toronto Ontario M5V 3A8
Fax (416) 971 7412
Email: images @ imagesfestival.com (please attach PDF or RTF files only)


*The Images Festival is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about the festival please visit our website at www.imagesfestival.com . We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


7. CALL FOR ENTRIES: International Prize for Performance, 3rd Edition
Deadline: August 22, 2007; Source: asabank

1. The Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento, in collaboration with centrale FIES, with the support of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio of Trento and Rovereto, and Regione Trentino Alto Adige announce the third edition of the International Prize for Performance.

2. The Prize is reserved for young artists, or groups of artists, of all nationalities, who have been born from January 1st, 1972.

3. Among those who intend to participate, 12 (twelve) finalists will be selected to present a performance on the evenings of October 5th and 6th, 2007 at the Centrale di Fies (Dro, Trento).

4. The first prize is fixed at 5,000 (five thousand) euros (net) and can not be divided. There will also be minor prizes awarded.

5. All artists of all nationalities and origins, from all formative backgrounds (visual arts, dance, music, poetry, etc.) are invited to participate by sending an application, in electronic format, to performance@galleriacivica.it, which can be downloaded at the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporaneaís internet site, www.workartonline.net.
In addition to the required application form, participants MUST send:
ï a scan of a current identification document;
ï an original, never before seen performance project (descriptive, no longer than 3,000 characters, spaces included);
ï an artistic resume;
ï 2 (two) to 4 (four) excerpts from previous performances, with a maximum length of 1 (one) minute each. Video files must be compatible with Windows Media Player and/or with QuickTime. The organization does not guarantee that video files can be read with different characteristics. Also, we advise that the dimensions of the video are no smaller than 360 x 288 pixels, in order to be viewed correctly by the jury;
ï a specific explicit text for each performance documented in the video files, no longer than 1000 characters, spaces included for each one.
If one or more of the obligatory materials is missing or does not conform to the specifics listed above, it will exclude the applicant from the competition.
In the case of groups of artists, all materials have to belong to the whole group, and not to single members.

Participants may also send:
ï drawings or images to attach to the never before seen performance project;
ï materials relative to previous performances, among which descriptive texts (no more than 3; no longer than 1,500 characters each) or images (no longer than 10 total);
ï no more than 2 (two) reviews appearing in catalogues, magazines or newspapers.
All materials must be produced in either Italian or English languages.
The video material may be sent in different languages whenever understanding the discussion isnít considered a necessary element in understanding the sense of the performance.

Together the materials must not exceed 5 Mb (five Megabites).
The expiration date for the application form and materials is fixed at 12:00 AM on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 (Italian time). In the case that the server is overcrowded due to the high volume of applications, submissions can be accepted until 12:00 AM of the following day, August 23rd, 2007, provided that the date and hour of the original email can verify that it was sent before the announcement expired. In order to avoid complications, we ask that all applicants send their materials as early as possible.

6. The original, never before seen performances can be any length of time. They may not exceed 20 (twenty) minutes whenever the performance is narrative, valued entirely on its development. The performances can be extensive in length, as long as the concept can be understood without needing to be viewed in its entirety. It is also possible to present a project of more than one performance wherever the total length will not exceed 20 (twenty) minutes. The performance can be conducted by the artists in first person, or with the aid of actors, musicians or other personnel. They can also involve the public or take place without the physical presence of people. It is also possible to utilize video or other technical devices; however, performances composed solely of video or video installations are excluded.

7. Among all the projects presented using this criteria, the organization will select 12 (twelve) artists to present their projects during the final evenings.

8. The first prize winner and the grantees of minor prizes will be named by an international jury, after having been present at the performances finals on October 5th and 6th, 2007. The international jury is composed of Jimmie Durham, (artist, Jury President), Giacinto Di Pietrantonio (art critic and Artistic Director of Galleria di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Bergamo), Rune Gade (Associate Professor at Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen), An-Marie Lambrechts (Artistic Director of Toneelhuis Theater, Antwerp), David Weinstein (Director of Programs of P.S.1, New York), Barbara Boninsegna (Artistic Director of drodesera FIES), Fabio Cavallucci (Artistic Director of Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento). The jury will stabilize the criteria for the selections before the beginning of the competition. In the case that jury members are unable to participate, proper measure will be followed.

9. The participants in the final selections are guaranteed travel expenses and hospitality for the time necessary for the realization of their performances. Production costs will be sustained directly by the organization. The relationship between the final effect and the economic commitment required for the production of the performance will be an assessable element in identifying the finalists. The specific request for actors or other possible personnel eventually involved in the performance will be organized by the artist or group.

10. Those that have a familiar relationship or strict collaboration with members of the jury and/or the organization cannot compete for the Prize.

The official announcement and updated information are available at:

Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea
Via Belenzani 46
38100 Trento
T: +39 0461 985511/986138
F: +39 0461 237033
E: galleria_civica@comune.trento.it


8. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Parkdale Village Independent Project (Toronto)
Deadline: August 31, 2007; Source: Akimbo

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Parkdale Village Independent Project
Contemporary Art Experience Sept. 29th, 2007, from 7pm - 7am

Submissions: August 31, 2007

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
In the form of an all night contemporary art experience Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (white night) brings together art, the public and the city. Through exhibitions and installations, independent projects and open call projects, the public is invited to explore public and private spaces of Toronto, and engage with contemporary art for one sleepless night.


Parkdale Village Independent Project: The Gateway
This project is a group performance and exhibition. Several Projects connected for an evening of unforgettable contemporary art experience. The Gateway is curated by Phil Anderson, Director, Gallery 1313, project facilitation by Denise Stewart, and funded by the Parkdale Village BIA (Business Improvement Area).


The Gateway Overview:
The Gateway starts at The Bridge, on Queen Street West at Dufferin and Queen Streets. This is a journey into a new region of discovery, excitement, and refresh, welcoming visitors to explore art installations and performances. Just as Parkdale has served as a gateway to new Canadians and visitors alike the bridge becomes the port whole of new contemporary art activity welcoming the curious and adventuresome. Visuals lighting the bridge as an entrance way to the contemporary performance, video and contemporary art works at other sites.

The Gateway starts at the with parkour performance (also at the Town Centre and through the village). Visitors are welcomed and given passports and a map of installations.

Video Works - A series of interconnected video works in four locations through Parkdale Village. Four video artists complete a story. Visit all four sites to complete the experience. At Gallery 1313 works by Jacqueline Treloar (Main Gallery) and Gerry Richards (Cell Gallery) in the Process Gallery and one of the Video Installations.

Queen Street and Cowan Avenue - Movement Performance with pkto (Parkour Toronto) and contemporary dance. An enormous spotlight will beckon visitors.

Media Tent / Refresh Zone / Hospitality Zone - Visitors will find a Media Tent/Refresh Zone in the Green P city parking lot just west of Cowan and Queen Streets. Part performance part reality. The Media Zone will be a tented area with the projecting of images from different feeds of other areas of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. At the Refresh Zone tired visitors weary from their Nuit Blanche travels will sign up for a rest on one of 35 hygienic cots (for a 5 minute rest - timed - alarm clocks). They may be given water and have their passport stamped. At the media area video feeds of other Nuit Blanche events will be projected. A newsletter with Nuit Blanche updates will be printed every three hours and media will also get a chance to rest up and trade stories.

Call for Submissions Two parts/installations:
1) Video artists for four episodic components
2) Performance artists

1) Video Artists
A video production screening in four sites in the area in four episodic components each 3-5 minutes in length. Artists will be responsible for providing a DVD copy of their segment for screening (in window fronts in several window fronts and one in Gallery 1313. An artist fee will be paid for each video piece. Video Artists 4 video artists - send in resume with recent works on DVD. Artists will be called for an interview. 2 actors for videos - DVD in B&W pic and resume (above video artists may send in also).
2) Performance Artists
One of the central themes of the Gateway Project will be the arrival of new Canadians to Parkdale. Visitors to the Parkdale Gateway Project for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche will be welcomed as if they have arrived from a foreign state - they will be issued passports and given instructions on the native habits of Parkdalians. They will be given a destination map to sites/installations and guides will assist.

Performance Artists 4
Media Staff 2
Field reporters with cell camera phones 2
Media tent staff - rotated 2
Passport Agents 3
Refresh Zone hosts

Deadline August 31, 2007

Send Applications to office of: Denise Stewart, Project Facilitator Parkdale Village BIA (Business Improvement Area) 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6K 1L8
For Info Call Denise Stewart, Project Facilitator Parkdale Village BIA 416-536-6918
OR Phil Anderson, Curator, Director, Gallery 1313 at 416 536-6778


9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Catalyst Arts Annual Members Show 2007 (Ireland)
Deadline: August 31, 2007; Source: Catalyst Arts

Exhibition opens 28th Sept, running until 12th October

The annual members show is an important part of Catalystís year. It allows the whole membership base to exhibit work ñ a good opportunity for less established artists and valuable for our future programme. This is also the only time that Catalyst directors can submit their own work for show in the gallery. Our membership consists of artists with widely varied practices and stages of career. The exhibition canít but reflect this, putting Catalystís curatorial skills to the test and providing a richly diverse exhibition. As a result of this diversity, the opening night is often the most fruitful part of the exhibition, one of those occasions that emphasize Catalystís reputation as a place where people meet, collectives form and things generally begin to happen.

If you arenít already a member itís not too late to sign up and submit!
For details on how to join us look at our website: www.catalystarts.org.uk
or contact Catalyst Arts by:
email at info@catalystarts.org.uk
mail to Catalyst Arts / 2nd floor / 5 College Court / Belfast / BT1 6BS
telephone on < 028 > 90 313 303


10. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: UrbanFestival ìHow We Regretî (Zagreb)
Deadline: September 1, 2007; Source: UrbanFestival

UrbanFestival: How we regret (May 2008)
Deadline for Submission: September 1, 2007.

Submission Guidelines: All proposals must be submitted via online submission form at http://www.urbanfestival.hr/08/hr/poziv.html
and so we kindly request that you do not submit any additional materials.

Decision Deadline: All applicants whose proposals have been selected for further review will be contacted by October 15, 2007.

UrbanFestival is an international multimedia festival of contemporary art in urban public spaces and its core objective is to have art permeate city life, intensify the interaction between the city, along with all of its infrastructure, and its residents. Ever since it started in 2001, UrbanFestival has been concerned with the public and public space in particular, not only in terms of its thematic focus and program selection but also in terms of its unique organizational forms and experimentation. By deliberately stepping outside the ivory towers of art galleries and theaters, we have been attempting to widen the scope of our activity and bring to life the public space as a place of coexistence and juxtaposition of divergent points of view, even potential antagonism.

In the age of representational culture and a growing number of festivals, UrbanFestival has been designed more as a platform, a place for experiment, a structure that should be able to respond to local needs and intervene in the immediate context. We have decided to replace the conception of the city as a place whose existence is independent of its built-in structures and practices, a place of regulation of the everyday, an expression of the state power or of the ruthlessness of capital, with a political understanding of the city - the city, as a place that is constantly being reinvented by the practices of its residents.

The theme of UrbanFestival 2008 is: How we regret.

We are looking for open, interactive, and participatory projects that are socially committed. All selected artists are obligated to come to Zagreb for a research visit.

Organized by: [BLOK] - Local base for culture refreshment is a non-profit NGO that produces and organizes innovative artistic events, works on widening and changing public space through inspiring citizens participation, hybrid artistic-research projects reflecting on social phenomena and urban structure. [BLOK] works to create and maintain the continuity of artistic effect in public space.


11. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Independent Creative Art Spaces Leadership Training (Paris, France)
Deadline: September 1, 2007; Source: performanceartnetwork

Artists Networks and Autonomous Cultural Centers
Independent Creative Art Spaces Leadership Training
Paris, France
9-15 December 2007

Organizers: Asia Europe Foundation, Artfactories Trans Europe Halles

Open Call for Applications
Deadline: 1st September 2007

Independent Creative Art Spaces Leadership Training is part of the Artistsí Networks and Autonomous Cultural Centers, an initiative set up by ASEF (www.asef.org) in 2003 aiming to contribute to the promotion of artistsí mobility, exchange of cultural professionals and exposure for cultural practitioners. Implemented in partnership with artist-run-spaces, autonomous cultural centers and/or artistsí networks, the projects aim at encouraging discussions on issues such as cultural management strategies, contemporary artistic practices and to be a launch pad for eventual future collaborations between Asia and Europe.

This five-day intensive workshop shall concentrate on the role and importance of the artists/manager in multi-disciplinary Independent Creative Art Spaces. Various interactive sessions shall examine different aspects of managing an art space in relation to real life case studies presented by the participants. Challenges in planning, human resources, budgeting, fundraising, communication as well as issues around community involvement and audience development will be discussed and presented.

This workshop shall offer an opportunity to reflect on how 20 artist/managers from Asia and Europe manage and lead their organization, to benchmark with others in the field and to learn new skills and approaches through experienced arts managers and trainers in the field. The training will empower them as leaders in their field and create a basis and opportunity for longterm exchange and cooperation between participants.

For the full information on this open call for applications and the application form

Looking forward to receive your applications to ASEF by email by September 1st to
Katelijn Verstraete
Cultural Exchange Department
Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
31 Heng Mui Keng Terrace | Singapore 119595
Tel : (65) 6874 9724 | Fax : (65) 6872 1207
E-mail: Katelijn.verstraete @asef.org


12. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Suspension Performance (Toronto)
Deadline: not indicated; Source: Marty Spellerberg

Seeking performers, videographers and photographers for street-level performances to be staged late-summer 2007 in downtown Toronto.

During morning rush hour in the financial district, supported by ropes around their midsections, performers will lean at odd angles into pedestrian traffic. Crowds will form to observe, photograph and wonder. After five minutes the ropes will be released and the performers will fall to the ground, collect themselves and disappear into the bustle.

A minimum of four performance/documentation teams are needed for this happening. This follows a successful single-team Suspension performance in November 2006.

About Us

MARKETING is a performance art collective based in Toronto Canada who stage non confrontational performances for audiences traditionally underexposed to the form. Our goal is to develop a framework for performance that can be integrated into and funded by brand advertising.

For information please contact Marty Spellerberg

Watch the November 2006 performance:



13. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Interim Festival Coordinator, M:ST (Calgary)
Deadline: August 15, 2007; Source: M:ST

POSITION: Interim Festival Coordinator
CONTRACT: Temporary contract, September 4th through December 31st, 2007
SALARY: 20 hours per week at a salary of $1,500/month
DEADLINE: August 15, 2007

Complete applications must arrive at the Mountain Standard Time P.O. Box or at info@mstfestival.org by this date. Late, faxed or incomplete applications will not be accepted

M:ST Hiring Committee
Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society
P.O. Box 22056 Bankers Hall R.P.O Calgary, Alberta Canada T2P 5G7

Working with the M:ST Board, the Festival Coordinator will oversee day-to-day operations of the festival office, including (but not limited to) the following responsibilities:

-Co-coordinate planning and production of 2007 M:ST 3.5 programming
-Maintain submissions database, artist files and contracts, festival production schedules
-Coordinate publicity, advertising and dissemination of information about the festival -Work with Festival Committees and coordinate volunteers for M:ST 3.5 and day-to-day operations
-Write contracts where required.

-Working with the Grant Writing committee to prepare grants for federal, provincial, and municipal government granting programs for the programming, operations and staffing of the festival
-Prepare final reports for granting agencies, and ensure that all agencies and sponsors are properly acknowledged.

-Oversee financial aspects of the festival, and prepare regular financial reports for the Board of Directors
-Work with the Treasurer and accountant to develop and operate within an annual budget
-Establish and maintain sound administrative procedures with a structure that accommodates all participating organizations
-Maintain a well-organized office, and filing system with accurate and accessible records

-Keen knowledge of contemporary performative art practices, and surrounding critical discourses and involvement as a performance, visual or media artist, curator, writer or presenter
-Working knowledge of Artist-Run Centres, Public, and Institutional Galleries and their operations with a minimum of 2 years prior experience at an Artist-Run Centre, Public, or Institutional Gallery
-Experience with grant writing, budget preparations and responsible financial management
-Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize work and manage several tasks simultaneously; Excellent verbal and written communication skills, proficient computer skills
-Self-motivation and the ability to work independently and collaboratively

Please submit 2 paper copies by mail or an email with each of the following documents attached:
-Curriculum Vitae/Resume and Biography
-Up to two writing samples
-A reference list with names, positions and contact information for 3 references

The hiring committee thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. M:ST is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from Aboriginal artists and artists of diverse cultural and regional communities.



14. EVENT (Zurich): stromereien 07 Performance Festival
Dates: August 2-9, 2007; Source: Patrycja German

Performance in the urban landscape: the stromereien-festival - initiated by the Tanzhaus Zurich - takes place every other summer. The human body in motion in the urban landscape is the main focus of this festival. The performing artists occupy the urban area around the Tanzhaus Zurich. Its industrial past, the mixture of natural and man-made landscapes, the river banks, the public bath and the former railway viaduct offer many niches, which wait to be discovered by both the artists and the audience.

Three months prior to the festival, all participating artists, national and international, are invited to Zurich for a weekend. The purpose of this meeting is to pick suitable spots for the performances and to discuss the projects and site specific performance art in general.
The organizers of stromereien not only want to give the immediate and unforeseen a stage but also to wake the spectatorsí curiosity, to make them experience their own reactions and to participate in the performance process. A workshop and several talks and presentations are offered in addition to the performances.

On Now!
The sixth edition of the stromereien Performance Festival Zurich takes place from August 2-9, 2007. The festival program once more focuses on site-specific performances and provides a unique platform to this innovative art form at the heart of Zurich. The performances are specifically created for the sites in and around the Tanzhaus Zurich, the shore of the river Limmat, the public baths and the bridges as well as the studios of the Tanzhaus Zurich.
We look forward to an exciting and unforgettable festival and are very happy to welcome you at stromereien 07!

Angelika Aechter (Zurich)
Compagnie Drift (Zurich)
Compagnie Efrat Stempler (Germany/Israel)
Foofwa díimobilitÈ (Geneva)
Patrycja German (Germany/Poland)
Godís Entertainment (Austria)
Hideto Heshiki (Zurich)
Laura Kalauz (Zurich)
LaborGras (Germany)
Andrew Morrish (France/Australia)
Plan B (Germany/UK)
Dorothea Rust (Zurich)

Artistic Directors: Bettina Holzhausen and Meret Schlegel
Artistic Consultant: Harm Lux

stromereien c/o Tanzhaus Zurich
Wasserwerkstrasse 129
CH-8037 Zurich
Telefon: 044 350 26 10
Fax: 044 350 26 12



15. EVENT (Hamilton, Ontario): Naufus Figueroa and Irene Loughlin
Date: August 10, 2007; Source: Irene Loughlin

You and Me Gallery present Naufus Figueroa and Irene Loughlin
August 10, 2007
8:00pm ñ Naufus Figueroa (performance takes place in the laneway behind gallery and James North Studi at 330/328 James Street North, Hamilton.
9:30pm ñ main gallery space, You and Me Gallery

Many thanks to Bryce Kanbara of You and Me Gallery, and the Ontario Arts Council for their support of this project.


Muxux Uleu (Navel of the Earth) A Performance in Honour of the Ancestors of Hamilton

Naufus Figueroa will be performing a process-based piece inspired by the stories of his grandfather, Simeon de la Cruz, who was a ceremonial dancer and active figure in the life of the Quiche and Ladino community of Joyabaj, Guatemala. The piece is based on research conducted in the summer of 2006 in Guatemala, speaking to people who used to dance with his great grandfather and is being re-conceptualized to address Figueroa's relation to Hamilton as a site rich with public and personal history.

Nauf™s Figueroa is a Guatemalan-Canadian installation, video, and performance artist. His work looks at various subjects, including racial violence, exile, ghosts, childhood, and ritual. Nauf™s Figueroa's work has been disseminated within various artist run centres, institutions, and non-traditional art spaces. Past works include Doing Other People's Cleaning (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba 2004), The Sun is Crooked in the Sky (FADO, Toronto 2005), Colour is Emptiness (Vancouver Art Gallery, 2005), and Fatherland (Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany 2007). Nauf™s Figueroa is also a 2007 recipient of the Franklin Furnace Performance Art Fund.

Grieving/separated from Ayles Ice Shelf
Irene Loughlin

The performance grieving/separated from Ayles Ice Shelf is an interdisciplinary work based on the recent separation of the Ayles Ice Shelf, which has snapped free from an island just south of the North Pole. The work relays some of the frustration and futility felt by the individual body when facing the fact of global warming and its consequences.
Throughout the world, the effects of violence, economic disparity and globalization have caused massive migration and the forced movement of populations. Similarly, movements of tectonic plates and unusual weather ruminations have been initiated by global warming. In this performance art work the individualÇs body interacts with materials and objects related to the separation and migration of the Ayles Ice Shelf.

Irene Loughlin is an interdisciplinary artist who is interested in ecological local/global issues and related strategies of resilience and regeneration. She works with the mediums of performance art, video and installation towards furthering an investigation of these themes. She lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario.