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THE CITY IN REVERSE: DIAGRAMMING INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS
What is community if not an intelligent system?
Toward a geophilosophy of grounding abstraction in new topologies and tempos: What forms of offline communication and clustered modes of computation prefigure sustainability in an imagined flight from the City? What ecology of practices for generatively unmapping terrains with the human-that-is-posthuman—an ethico-aesthetic being-for-the-world rather than a being-in-the-world?
Application deadline is December 15.
More information can be found here:
https://murmurlandstudios.net/2017-18-programme/the-city-in-reverse/
Please see our web site for more information about MLS, The City in Reverse, or our other events taking place across Canada in 2017-18. Please also share with friends, colleagues or students interested in Art, Philosophy, Kinetics, Community, Ecology & Micropolitics. Our events are open to participants from all educational backgrounds.
Murmur Land Studios is an experimental field school initiative offering event-based pedagogy in art, philosophy, movement, ecology and community for the post-anthropocene era. Our attempt is to curate spaces of creative inquiry which attract diverse makers, thinkers and doers together around thematic concerns relevant to the challenging times which lay before us.
Our residencies are held as camping-based opportunities to (mostly) gain a reprieve from the grid and reconnect with the land, oriented around morning sessions of critical dialogue in the style of seminars or roundtable discussions, followed by open studio sessions in the afternoon for event participants to pursue individual creative projects connected to the event theme. In July 2017 our theme will be The City in Reverse.
https://murmurlandstudios.net/


HALIFAX EXPLOSION 100TH ANNIVERSARY – AN ANIMATED FILM COMMISSIONING PROJECT
AFCOOP is pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest from filmmakers for a commissioning project commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. AFCOOP is applying to HRM for funding to commission 3 original, animated short films that commemorate, educate, explore or reflect the diversity of communities that were impacted by this tragic historical event. From the HRM grant description:
“The Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary Commemoration will honor the memory of those who died and suffered as a result of the explosion, will educate current and future generations about the significance of the event, and will celebrate the resilience of Halifax in rising from destruction to restore the full potential of the city and its people”.  
AFCOOP will provide: up to $2,000 cash (contingent on funding) and $2,000 in-kind facilities and equipment rentals (valued at commercial rates) towards each of the projects.
Interested filmmakers please submit the following:

  • Artist Statement / Letter of Intent – describe your practice as an animator (stop-motion, digital, drawn etc.) and include a brief description of what you would like to explore in your film (1-2 page max)

  • Filmography (include screenings, awards, format and duration)

  • Sample of your work (vimeo or dropbox link to one piece that best represents your practice)

Eligibility: This program is open to emerging and established artists. Since there is no formal training component, applicants must be able to compete their project with their current skills or to seek assistance or instruction outside of the program.
Evaluation: A peer-jury of filmmakers will select 3 applicants to put forward with AFCOOP’s application to HRM. Applications will be assessed based on the originality of the idea for the film, the applicants’ ability to complete the project and the quality of the support material.
Deadline: Nov. 21st 2016 11:59pm.
Submit: send PDFs to director@afcoop.ca with the subject line “Halifax Explosion”
Please note that this is a call for expressions of interest. We do not have confirmed funding for the project yet. We acknowledge that this call has a quick turn-around time. The opportunity to apply to this grant came to AFCOOP’s attention unexpectedly and we apologize for the short notice.   
Additional information: Please contact Martha at director@afcoop.ca or via phone (902) 405 4474 ext. 3
Information about the Halifax Explosion: https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion
ABOUT AFCOOP: Established in 1974 the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) is a non-profit, member-run centre for the production and presentation of creative films in a collaborative, learning environment.
AFCOOP operates with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Halifax Regional Municipality. www.afcoop.ca


SHIVERING SONGS FESTIVAL 2017 ANNOUNCES LINEUP
Shivering Songs is extremely pleased to announce an impressive initial line-up for their 2017 festival: Basia Bulat, Rose Cousins, Justin Rutledge, Jim Bryson, The Wooden Sky andDonovan Woods, as well as Toronto balladeer LUKA, New Brunswick newcomer Lydia Mainville, Fredericton's The Hypochondriacs, presenting a Grand Ole Opry-style Sunday Brunch, and festival founders The Olympic Symphonium. Now celebrating its seventh year, Shivering Songs runs January 19–22 in Fredericton and is proud to be a flagship partner of Fredericton's FROSTival. Tickets and passes for Shivering Songs 2017 are now on sale, both online at www.shiveringsongs.com and in person at the Etixnow kiosks at Gray Stone Brewing and Isaac's Way. 

 Calls & Submissions

2017 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS
Since 1991, SHMF has been recognising excellence in the visual arts through the Strathbutler Award.
The nomination/application period for the 2017 Strathbutler Award is November 1st, 2016 to January 31st, 2017. Application guide – more info

CALL FOR PAPERS: VOLUME 22, NUMBER 4: ON PROXIMITY
Deadline: Dec. 2

‘On Proximity’ represents a response to and a departure from current preoccupations with vocabularies and techniques of immersive experience – a scene of experimentation now celebrated to the point of normalization in contemporary theatre, visual art and exhibition culture. 


EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL
Deadline: Dec. 6
The application form for submitting entries to EMAF 2017 is available on this website.
EMAF is one of the most influential forums of international Media Art. As a meeting point for artists, curators, distributors, galleries and an audience of experts the festival has a great impact on the topics and aesthetics of Media Art. 


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Volume 22, Number 7: 'Under the Influence'
Deadline: Dec. 12

In popular parlance, being "under the influence" conveys contradictory meanings about drugs and intoxication. On the one hand, the term designates impairment in the ability to perform an action, such as driving a car, which can lead to the charge of negligence and criminal punishment. On the other, being under the influence can connote freedom from conventional behaviours and the unleashing of creative inspiration, visionary capabilities and enhanced perceptivity. 


INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF BAIE-SAINT-PAUL
Deadline: Dec. 15
The summer of 2017 will be the 35th International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul, an event that Françoise Labbé introduced in 1982 as the Symposium international de la jeune peinture du Canada.
On this occasion, the 2017 edition will look at the question of history, presenting the many ways that artists have developed to examine the construction of history. With the decline of the avant-garde model, artists no longer see themselves as continuing the progress of history, but rather draw widely on its resources as well as that of objects, facts, ideas and models of the past.


GENERAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: Dec.16
SummerWorks seeks proposals for new and experimental performance projects for the 27th SummerWorks Festival. Submissions are encouraged from both established and emerging artists working in the areas of contemporary theatre, dance, music, live art, interdisciplinary art, and hybrid forms. Proposals for short-form projects (30 minutes or less), 60 minute projects and 90 minute projects will be accepted. Of particular interest are projects, approaches and ideas that are new territory for the artist and the medium. 


NUIT BLANCHE TORONTO - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: Dec. 19

Calling all Toronto-based and Canadian-based artists!
Nuit Blanche Toronto is now accepting submissions to the Open Call Project program for the event's 12th edition, happening on September 30, 2017 from sunset to sunrise.


CARTE BLANCHE
Deadline: Dec. 31

We accept English translations of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction written originally in French. If we like your piece and choose to publish it, you will be required to provide proof of permission from the copyright holder of the original work to translate and publish the translation.

 Funding & Awards

THE HNATYSHYN-TD BANK GROUP AWARDS FOR EMERGING CURATOR OF CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART AND EMERGING VISUAL ARTIST
Deadline: Dec. 21
The awards are given annually to support emerging curators and artists under the age of 35 whose body of work incorporates a public presence and peer recognition. Each year, one curator and one artist will be selected to receive an award of $10,000 each.


ANNUAL LITERARY CONTEST
Deadline: Dec 1
Entries must be original and unpublished elsewhere. No simultaneous submissions and no previously published (or accepted for publication) submissions. This means that an entry must not be under consideration elsewhere for publication or broadcast, noraccepted elsewhere for publication or broadcast, nor entered in any other contest. Work that has appeared on the internet (e.g., online magazines, blogs, or social media sites) is considered published and is ineligible.

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS:
Dec 1: Travel Grants to Media Arts Professionals: International Residencies, Theatre Touring and Special Initiatives Program, Theatre International Program
Dec 15: Grants to Major International Exhibitions


BRIARPATCH’S ANNUAL CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST
Deadline: Dec. 1

Briarpatch is now accepting submissions of original, unpublished writing for our sixth annual creative writing contest in the categories of creative non-fiction and poetry. With award-winning writers Erin Mouré and Joseph Boyden as our judges and $750 in cash prizes, this opportunity is not to be missed!


11TH ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE
Deadline: Dec. 14
The Arte Laguna Prize is an international art competition aimed at enhancing Contemporary Art. The contest stands out in the global art scene for the growing variety of its partnerships and opportunities offered to artists, and is recognized worldwide as a real springboard for the artists' career. 


BROKEN PENCIL’S INDIE WRITER’S DEATHMATCH
Deadline: Dec. 21
Contest is open to original unpublished works of fiction up to 3,000 words. Top 16 stories will compete in a weekend long royal rumble. Readers will be able to vote for 1 story every hour and whichever 8 stories receive the most votes will become the quarter finalists, and move on to the one on one portion of the competition.


FREEFALL ANNUAL PROSE AND POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: Dec. 31

Maximum 3000 words prose, or 5 poems per entry.


CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL CULT FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline: Dec. 31
The sole purpose of Calcutta International Cult Film Festival ™ (CICFF), 2017 is to develop a film culture that inspires and brings together cross-cultural innovations that enrich people’s lives with entertainment: and services that inform educate and entertain.
The event's goals are to introduce more people to art-house cinema. We would like to see films made primarily for aesthetic and philosophical reasons. We believe that a story driven by a genuine expression can stimulate new thoughts that have the power to promote the fundamental principles of humanism; expand creative frontiers; stimulate new levels of compassion, and even lead to social change. The Festival is an organization dedicated to the discovery and development of new Artists and Audiences. The Festival seeks to support and inspire independent film and theatre artists from all over the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. We also welcome established Art-house filmmakers, who have already produced a major contribution to the art of filmmaking.
 Jobs & Residencies
THE ANDREW & LAURA MCCAIN ART GALLERY AND THE RIVER ARTS CENTRE & STUDIOS SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CURATOR
Deadline: Dec. 10
The Executive Director/ Curator (Director) is a full time position with benefits, directing the day to day operations, activities and events of the Gallery & The River Art Centre, including exhibitions, events, openings, displays, content management, and art education – extension programs. Reporting to the Board Chair, the Director shall operate within the approved budget, managing two facilities, one other full time employee and part time employees, as required.
The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery is located at The River Arts Centre, 8 McCain Street, Florenceville-Bristol, NB E7L 3H6. For more information, contact Kevin Flanagan, HR Committee; kevinaflanagan@gmail.com or 506-392-6999.
BILINGUAL CONTENT MANAGER, ARTSNB
Artsnb is in search of a contents manager bilingual! Please share! This contest will remain open until the position has been filled; we therefore recommend qualified candidates to apply as soon as possible.
INSTRUCTOR, GRAPHIC DESIGN AT MCKENZIE COLLEGEMONCTON
The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide quality delivery of assigned courses utilizing a variety of instructional strategies, techniques and delivery methods to meet the individual learning styles of the students. The instructor will create and maintain a positive learning environment while ensuring academic integrity and standards are met. Instructors are responsible for teaching assigned topics in accordance with course competencies, tracking daily attendance, and as required, grading class tests, labs, assignments, projects and exams, if applicable. The curriculum will be very hands-on and project based.
UPCOMING AUDITIONS! BMO Studio Theatre
Of Mice and Men Audition dates:
Dec 5,6,10 &11
East of Berlin Audition dates:
Jan 7 & 8

THE HNATYSHYN FOUNDATION – FOGO ISLAND ARTS YOUNG CURATOR RESIDENCY
Deadline: Dec. 12
The Hnatyshyn Foundation – Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency provides an opportunity for a young Canadian curator to work in residence at Fogo Island Arts, a contemporary arts venue in Newfoundland, for six weeks.

BANFF CENTRE FOR THE ARTS:
Dec. 21: Banff Research in Culture: Year 2067


SAN FRANCISCO ART RESIDENCY
Deadline: Dec. 14
San Francisco Art Residency is a unique alliance of three San Francisco partners – TechShop-SF, The Growlery, and the Pacific Felt Factory Arts Complex – who have joined forces to offer an artist residency in San Francisco, in partnership with Arte Laguna Prize. Now in its 11th year, Arte Laguna Prize is an international contemporary art award held annually in Venice, Italy, juried by a group of world-class art experts (museum directors, curators & art critics), offering numerous prizes & opportunities for artists.


INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ARTISTS AND WRITERS BY ARTASCENT
Deadline: Dec. 31
Portraits display the likeness, personality and mood of the person or creature being presented. Portraits can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. Share your interpretation of PORTRAITS.
The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers.

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