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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Employment Opportunity -Muralist MacArthur Park Community Art Project

Call for Visual Artist/Muralist MacArthur Park

LA Commons is searching for a Lead Artist to work with a core Youth Arts Team

(Age 15-25) to collect neighborhood
stories at the sites and design and paint portable

Murals that share the
history and current stories of the contribution of Central American

Immigrants to the life,
art and culture of Los Angeles.

Project Partners: LA Commons, CARECEN, Mama’s Hot Tamales, MacArthur
Park Recreation Center, ReDiscover MacArthur Park, Miguel Contreras Learning Center
and the office of LA City Council Member Ed Reyes.

The Role the Lead
Artist/Designer in this project will be:

To participate in story/image gathering
process with the group to inform the designs for the murals.
To mentor the Core Youth Arts team to foster

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Call for artists – residence opportunities in France 2010

For visual artists, writers, creators in other disciplines like design, fashion, architecture ... with a project of residency.

artistay works with professional art residencies in France.

All residence programs we work with aim to provide a nice living environment, premises and equipment adapted for the creation, administrative and basic technical support as well as a social, cultural and artistic environment encouraging the exchange and dialogue.


- Duration of residencies from 2 weeks to 4 months

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Gulf Film Festival - Call for Entries (deadline February 15)

Filmmakers from the Gulf Arab countries, Iraq and Yemen are invited to submit their works to the Gulf Film Festival 2010 which will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from April 8 to 14. Deadline to submit entries is February 15.

The competition consists of two parts: one for professional filmmakers and the second for students studying filmmaking. The film categories include: feature and short films and documentaries.

The competition is open to applicants from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq and Yemen.

Winners will receive financial prizes up to AED 50,000 (US$13,613).

To apply, click here:

from Art4Development

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Poster contest to highlight Latino unity (deadline May 7)

A poster contest under the theme "Somos latinos" ("We are Latinos") is open to design students, professors and professionals in Latin America. Deadline: May 7, 2010.

The contest, which aims to promote the perspective of Latin American designers, is organized by Foro de Escuelas de Diseño, a group that includes 300 academic representatives of design schools in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

Posters will be evaluated according to image treatment, resources, personal style and innovation. The best poster will receive US$2,000.

Contestants must send works that are 29.7 cm x 42 cm vertical, in digital format, JPG, resolution150dpi and up to 5 mega pixels.

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Film festival invites documentaries on environmental issues (deadline March 1)

An international film festival in Greece is seeking documentaries, shorts and features with environmental and ecology themes, encouraging conservation issues and issues related to the natural, the human and the built environment. Deadline: March 1, 2010.

At the festival, called Rodos International Films + Visual Arts Festival Ecofilms, prizes will be awarded to high quality films that take an innovative approach to conservation issues and that explore "daring" subject matter. Films should have been produced after January 1, 2009. The festival will take place June 22 to 27, 2010.

The competition has four categories: Feature Length Films, Medium Length Films, Short Length Films and Audience Films.

For more information, click here.:

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Open Call for lecture-performances at Just Madrid Art Fair 2010 (deadline February 7)


Open call for four lecture-performances for the project On the Table, organized by the Lisbon-based curatorial team Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado for the section Curators Desk at Just Madrid Art Fair 2010. Lecture-performance refers to the bringing together of performative and educational traditions within a pedagogical context. Artists can present their work or a specific project through an informal discussion with the audience, devising a discursive platform within the context of an art fair.

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Self Portrait

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Inside Mother Nature

Inside Mother Nature

monoprint made using etching, inkjet and tradigital, chine colle, plus wood offset.

approx size is 28 x 28 cm

I have made a blog about how artist printmakers combine traditional printmaking techniques such as intaglio and relief print, with inkjet output.

contributions by comments or images are always welcome.

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L.A. City Council to Strangle Artists

L.A. City Council to Strangle Artists

Dear Friends,

I rarely send/share or post any blogs before to you but this needs to be shared with as many people as possible. Feel free to forward this to all your friends - just follow the forwarding directions below.

This information, from Newtown, an Altadena arts organization, can affect everyone who loves the arts in our great City.

As you probably know, Los Angeles is one of the biggest supporters of individual artists. They allow us to bring unusual, experimental and "fringe" performances, events, and residencies to everyone free of charge or for very modest prices.

Please help by taking any or all of the actions described below.

Thanks so much for your help and support.


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