Founded in 2009, Arquetopia Foundation is an internationally established, award-winning non-profit arts and cultural foundation based in Mexico, Peru and Italy, with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our comprehensive, customized International Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Latin America, with an array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists. We are invested in approaching art and art history with a critical perspective by understanding Mexico and Peru’s complexity in context and incorporating nuances in narratives and interpretation especially of the 3,000-year heritage of visual culture of these two countries. Our residency programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers, journalists, and cultural researchers age 20 and over. TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR PAST RESIDENT ARTISTS For profiles, feedback and testimonials from many of our outstanding past resident artists, art historians, and writers, don’t miss this page on our website: Arquetopia Foundation: Our Resident Artists OUR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMS Our customized International Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art […]
Created in Barcelona, RICE is a Reversing Initiative to Counter the Exclusion of females and other discriminated groups in the art world. As an independent curatorial platform, our mission is to bring visibility and promote the sale of fresh and unique artworks by emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. Yes, we favor female-identifying artists and artists pertaining to other discriminated groups but we do not exclude male artists, especially those living in situations of marginalization or discrimination. Our goal is to reverse the current state of favoritism towards the traditionally privileged in mainstream contemporary art, by exercising positive discrimination while still leaving room for male artists and curators to be a part of this initiative. To that end, we launch quarterly open calls to discover artist to be featured in our art magazine and in the exhibitions we organize at established galleries across Europe.
Bucharest International Dance Film Festival is the only cinema event in Romania dedicated to dance films. BIDFF – Bucharest International Dance Film Festival looks towards the future and tries to envision it. This year we use utopian | dystopian impulses as an instrument for reflection and dance films as a medium. By a surprising and meaningful coincidence, as we are all confronting the global pandemic, utopia | dystopia is the theme of the BIDFF in 2020. This fragile balance could generate creative or critical strategies to present or to contemplate the world and the future, as they are or as they will become. The BIDFF curatorial approach goes towards trying to decipher, shape, transform or revolutionize these concepts. Besides our regular international and national competition dedicated to short dance films, we also hold the new competitional category for musicals, introduced last year. We also highly encourage you to apply if you have a movement themed animation or if you have a short film revolving around the concept of utopia and dystopia. BIDFF awards excellence, novelty and courage in filmmaking, with a prize pool of 3000 euro.
STIFF is Croatia’s first International Film Festival dedicated entirely to student films. Established by the SKC Rijeka (Student Cultural Center) and organized in collaboration with Filmaktiv – the purpose of the festival is strengthening the student film and video industry by allowing an insight into the work of other fellow student filmmakers, encouraging the development of new ideas and establishing international collaborations in the field of media production. During six successful years, the festival screened over 350 most recent student fiction, documentary, animated and experimental films from all around the world. STIFF’s main goal is to present the best of the student film production from all around the world and help them get their audiences. It strives to educate audiences about the quality of work of emerging filmmakers. STIFF is supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, City of Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, University of Rijeka, EPK Rijeka 2020, the “Kultura nova” Foundation and National Foundation for Civil Society Development.
ARTCONNECT platform is a place to share resources and build community within your local creative scene. Discover new opportunities, connect with other creatives, and keep up with local events, as well as promote your own work and skills to a growing creative network. Here, you can navigate and shape your creative community — not only by finding opportunities, but also by creating your own. ARTCONNECT launched in 2011 and quickly became the biggest online network for creatives in Germany. When the company took a step back in 2017, the community kept growing. With a fresh look and a more advanced platform, ARTCONNECT returned in 2020 – ready to support creatives even further.
Sweet Pass Sculpture Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit outdoor sculpture space started by Tamara Johnson and Trey Burns located on an acre lot in west Dallas, TX. Programming features contemporary projects from emerging and mid-career artists, local and international, working in an outdoor format. Sweet Pass Sculpture Park is dedicated to experimentation and community engagement, and provides an art space highlighting thought-provoking, interactive art in a public and free setting. Since opening in October 2018, Sweet Pass has presented multiple exhibitions and has worked with over 100 local and international artists, students from DFW area universities and various local organizations and institutions such as the Dallas Boys & Girls Club, the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museum of Art. Sweet Pass Sculpture Park recently received a micro-grant from the Nasher Sculpture Center, a grant from the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture and a NEA Grant in conjunction with Wassaic Projects in New York.
Big Shop Friday is an artist-led organization and arts space based in central Milton Keynes, operating on the ground floor of a multi-storey carpark. We provide a space for the creative community and support emerging talent. Our goal is to nurture, inspire, and grow the community of people who create. Big Shop Friday is independent, artist-led and non-profit.
Lapsus is an independent project space and art-lab in Timișoara focused on the local scene, emerging artists, community projects and collaborative or educational approaches of creative endeavors. It is located on the first floor of the old paint factory on Peneș Curcanul street, nr. 3-5, in studio 27. Founded in October of 2017 by curator Alex Boca and artist Cătălin Bătrânu, Lapsus is a local hub for young artists and experimental projects working as a small-scale network for art practice. We organize screenings, exhibitions, performances as well as multimedia workshops or simple meetings. Lapsus is a hybrid between a project space and a makerspace, holding dear the open source culture and trying to improve artistic visions with technological advances while also studying their effects on human affect or the social environment.
The Quarantine Exhibition
Solidarity at this difficult time is an important issue! “Quarantine Exhibition” is a virtual exhibition during fragile times. The COVID-19 pandemic changes our lives significantly day after day. Despite the current crisis, art is demonstrating its force. In April, after lockdown measures were put in place around the world, our immediate impulse was to bring together artists, friends, peers and professionals from any geographic location, with no limits on age, nationality, or career stage, through the format of a truly open, open call. The artists were motivated to submit a statement and an artwork in any medium of their choice, transmitting their immediate impressions during quarantine. With a total of 445 submissions, the open call shifted into a plethora of voices and impulses, as well as a cartography of the global sentiment. With a variety of strong and compelling works, the selection process became simultaneously exciting and challenging. Space52 and the selection committee have selected 60 artists that will be included in the exhibition. Selected international artists are invited to engage in a series of online exhibitions, eventually staging a gallery exhibition. Paying tribute to the solidarity shown by artists and institutions, at a time when art is suffering fully […]
The Fragmented Mind
an exhibition of works from GLOBAL ART FRAG PROJECT created via the exchange of collage, and assemblage materials, starts, suggestions, discards and ephemera between members of GAP, an international collaborative cooperative of more than 60 members working in 17 countries. The exhibition includes results of the Frag Exchange Project as well as works created collaboratively in GAP residencies, (Italy, Mexico, Senegal) during collaborative studio sessions in Belgium and California as well as examples from the GAP artists’ book series DISLOCATIONS all originating from frags (fragments) and developed into original works by the recipient in several of the myriad ways in which collaboration processes can be manifest allowing investigation into new ways to create; eliminating preciousness and attachment that connects artists in ways that might otherwise not exist.
We were doin’ okay, but didn’t even know it
Online, 3D exhibition showcasing Latin American artists shown at our physical spaces in Mexico City and Pereira, Colombia. lapared.org/estabamosvien
GAP Group Show – Gallerie Renee Marie _ Weijers/Hynes/Rose/Frank/Reed
Gregory J. Rose Jennifer Homer-Hynes Robert Reed This exhibition highlights the efforts of GAP members. GAP members are known for and really good at trading frags (fragments of found material) by collecting them, putting them in envelopes and mailing them to other members throughout the world. The GAP member on the receiving end will then create an original work using the frags received in the mail. There are over 60 artist members in GAP from 17 countries. On view in Gallerie Renee Marie beginning in December 2020 (exact dates and times TBA).
International Artist Residency-India
Artists of all disciplines creating in any media are welcome to apply: dance, theatre, music, sound, performance art, writing, painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, culinary, photography, video/film, animation, architecture, sculpture (any material), ceramics, mixed-media / multi-media, interdisciplinary, installation, and other new/alternative media. Researchers, curators, and art critics are also welcome to apply. Open to emerging and established artists.