AMP connects artists and behind-the-scenes collaborators of all genres, including musicians, painters, performance artists, writers, dancers, and many more, with resources, opportunities, and personal connections. Many AMPers also provide free temporary lodging for other members. With thousands of members in 86 countries, AMP enthusiastically and energetically builds bridges between artists, audiences, and producers through our website, as well as at AMP-hosted parties and multimedia events worldwide. AMP is free to join. The only 'cost' is your energy and enthusiasm in building a global artistic community and helping fellow artists.
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Film Festival calls for entries - focus on social issues - Media that Matters

Filmmakers from around the world who focus on social issues can enter a contest.

The Media That Matters Film Festival highlights short films on the most important topics of the day for local, global, and online communities with the goal of engaging audiences and inspiring them to take action.

Now in its 11th edition, any and all issues will be considered. This year, however, organizers are particularly interested in films focusing on disability rights, interfaith dialogue and religious tolerance, bias-based bullying, gender equality and youth activism. The contest is open to documentaries, narratives, animations, music videos, public service announcements, dramas, comedies and other hybrid types of films. You can watch last year's winners here.

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Grants for films on minority cultures

A National Geographic film project funds projects by or about indigenous and underrepresented minority cultures around the world.

The All Roads Film Project, sponsored by National Geographic, funds film projects year-round. The grants are open to both minority-culture filmmakers and those who can demonstrate that they have been designated by a minority community to tell their story.

Grants range from US$1,000 to US$10,000. Submission deadlines are the fifteenth of March, June, September and December.

Filmmakers who have completed a film related to this theme, either with or without the grant, can submit their entries to the All Roads Film Festival, held September 14 to 18, 2011.

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Open Call: International Residency Program at The Darling Foundry, Montreal (deadline June 1)

Open Call: International Residency Program

The Darling Foundry, Visuals Arts Center

The Darling Foundry
745 Ottawa Street
H3C 1R8, Montreal
Phone: +1 514 392-1554
Fax: +1 514 392-0579

Application deadline of June 1st, 2011
Download application form from web site link


Application deadline of June 1st, 2011

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JOB: Film Curator (Los Angeles)

Film Independent is seeking a full-time Curator for its weekly film series at LACMA. Candidates should be leaders in their field and possess extensive film curatorial, festival, or exhibition experience; relationships with filmmakers, distributors, archives and/or foundations, knowledge of film history and independent film. An M.A. or B.A. in film history is preferred, along with professional film criticism and substantial public speaking experience.

Qualified candidates should email cover, resume, salary history/requirements to:

from LA Culture Net

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Free Guesthouse at Art Basel

Free Guesthouse at Art Basel, June 15–19, 2011

Guesthouse Basel, a collaboration between e-flux and Städelschule, Frankfurt, announces a call for applications to fill 10 openings in a five-day residency at Art Basel from June 15th through June 19th, 2011.

As a free, self-organized residency for young artists, curators, writers and gallerists taking place at Messeplatz 1, guest residents will be provided with basic accommodations (hammocks), shared bathrooms, a common workroom, and breakfast. Residents will be expected to help run the guesthouse. The reception area of the guesthouse will be available for public programming developed by the residents.

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'Diogene urbanbivouac' Residency - Call for Applications

Progetto Diogene

Progetto Diogene
Diogene association
roundabout Verona x Regio Parco
10152 - Turin
Phone: +39 011 5539255
Fax: +39 011 5539255

Application Deadline: 16 May 2011

The Diogene group of artists is promoting the international competition 'Diogene urbanbivouac', open to international artists. The 'Diogene_urbanbivouac' residency program is the result of a joint effort by a group of artists. They share their ideas concerning the relationship between art and society, the role of the artist, and art as a form of knowledge. They also make themselves available to other artists, thus activating a shared collaboration with them.

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JOB OPENING: Ceramicist (Los Angeles)

Wanted: Ceramics Art Instructor

We are a non-profit Art Program with a job opening in our Culver City,
CA site. We nurture gifted artists with developmental disabilities. Our
success is due to the chemistry between the Artists and Art Instructors
who use their personal artmaking process to guide our artists through
their projects.

We are looking for an individual who:

1. Is technically skilled in ceramics.

2. Has an extensive portfolio

3. Loves contemporary art and has a strong knowledge of
contemporary artists.

4. Has patience

5. Loves working with people and is comfortable with adults with
Developmental Disabilities

6. Can take initiative with projects

The following skills are required:

1. Expertise in ceramic techniques (slab, coil, pinch, raku,

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Call to Reuse Artists! New program to help artists obtain materials

The Burbank Green Alliance and the students of the California Resource Recovery Association will be conducting a survey of Reuse Artists and Artists who use "reused materials" in their work this week. We are in the process of putting together a pilot program/website for such Artists who need materials and donors who wish to divert resources that would have otherwise been recycled or landfilled.

What is the Artist Reuse Collective is …..

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LA Opera Job Opportunity: Audio Technician for Education & Community

Los Angeles Opera's Education and Community Programs Department seeks an Audio Technician to assist with our Spring In-School Opera production.
Reporting to the Tour Manager and Technical Director, the Audio Tech (AT) provides and oversees all audio aspects of performances and technical dress rehearsals for the Spring In-School Opera production. The AT is responsible for communications and coordination of all audio needs. Specific duties and requirements include but are not limited to:

1. Maintaining proper inventory of all audio equipment belonging to LA Opera's Education and Community Programs and rentals.

2. Running audio for our Spring In-School Opera program by providing amplification for opera singers and a small orchestra (piano, synthesizers and percussions).

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Call for Artists: Urban Ocean Festival Art Exhibition Juried Show at the Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, CA)

Deadline: Wednesday, May 18th by 6pm

Call for Art: The Aquarium of the Pacific is accepting images via JPEG format to be juried for its upcoming Urban Ocean Festival event. All submitted art pieces should fall under the theme of "Our Urban Ocean," which may include artwork about our ports, human uses of the ocean (i.e. scuba diving, water sports, beach activities), marine life affected by the urban ocean, and/or ocean pollution. The theme of your work should be how you see the urbanized coast and ocean and what it means to you. To be considered, art MUST be appropriate for a family audience.

Please note that if your artwork is accepted, we will require that you are available to be at the Urban Ocean Festival on both Saturday and Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2011.

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