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Thinking Digital

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Date: 13-15 May 2009
Website: http://www.thinkingdigital.co.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

Thinking Digital is an annual conference where the world`s greatest thinkers and innovators gather to inspire, to entertain, and to discuss the latest ideas and technologies. Defining exactly what to expect at Thinking Digital isn`t easy. We pride ourselves on the eclectic nature of our schedule. One moment you`ll be experiencing a first UK appearance of Live Mesh (as attendees were treated to in 2008) and the next you`ll be hearing about the science behind love from the world`s leading expert.

But what you can always count on is getting the chance to hear talks by, and build relationships with, some of the most thought provoking, influential and inspirational figures you`ll ever meet.

The conference is run by Codeworks, a not-for-profit organisation set up to support, develop and help grow the digital industries in North East England.

Tickets start at £399 VAT. For more information and to book visit: http://www.thinkingdigital.co.uk/

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Transart Institute Scholarships

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Date: 1 May 2009
Website: http://www.transartinstitute.org
Location: international

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Transart Institute is a student-centered, self-directed MFA program, uniquely located in Europe offering an accredited two year low-residency course for working artists, teachers and all professionals in related fields who are seeking advancement in visual arts and new media. The innovative program consists of three intensive summer residencies with lectures, workshops, critiques, seminars, performances and exhibitions in Europe, two shorter, optional winter residencies in New York and four semesters between residencies in which students create their own course of study realizing individual art and research projects with the support of faculty and self-chosen artist mentors wherever they work and live.

The Transart MFA program is geared towards development of a sustainable artistic praxis rather than training in certain media or genres, challenging students to think conceptually and work creatively in new ways. Current students work with animation, curating, digital media, film, gaming, graphic design, installation, painting, performance, photography, robotics, sculpture, sound, text, video, virtual reality.

Six scholarships of USD 12,000 each are available to students from Eastern Europe and developing countries and four scholarships of 3,000 USD each are available to students from anywhere to participate in the international Transart MFA program. An application form is available online. Scholarships are given on the basis of artistic merit and financial need to artists of all media and genres.

The deadline for scholarship applications is May 1, 2009, the final application deadline to the program for 2009 without scholarships is June 1st.

For further information on the program please contact: admin@transartinstitute.org . For further information on scholarships please write to: info@friendsoftransartinstitute.org

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Locws International

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Date: 18 Apr – 10 May 2009
Website: http://www.locwsinternational.com/
Location: wales

Outline:

Locws International continues its biennial programme in 2009 and presents new works by international and Welsh contemporary visual artists in accessible public spaces across the City of Swansea in April and May. The artworks are responsive to the character, culture, stories, heritage and people of the city and include a cross-section of contemporary art practice from video projections, sound installations and museum interventions to photographic, object and material based works.

The artists taking part in Locws International: Art Across The City 2009 are:

Tanya Axford / Megan Broadmeadow / Neville Gabie / Paul Granjon / Neeme Klm / Marko M„etamm / Aisling O’Beirn / Calum Stirling

Locws International: Art Across The City 2009 opens on 18th April 2009. For more information or to download a map and brochure, visit the website: http://www.locwsinternational.com/

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Producer, AV Festival

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Date: 18 May 2009
Website: www.avfestival.co.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

We are looking for an experienced arts producer to take the leading role in the production and delivery of AV Festival 10, which takes place from 5 – 14 March 2010 in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough. AV Festival is an international festival of electronic arts, featuring visual art, music and moving image. This is a fixed-term contract from approximately early June 2009 to the end of March 2010. The indicative fee is £23,000 – £28,000 pro rata (dependent on experience). You will work closely with the Director of AV Festival on the development of the programme and lead on the delivery of festival exhibitions, performances, publicly-sited installations and other special events across Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough.

Closing date: 10am, Monday 18 May – late applications will not be accepted

Interviews will be held in Newcastle on Monday 25 May

Download the recruitment pack: www.avfestival.co.uk/news/opportunities/producer-av-festival-10

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S1 Artspace Artist in Residence 2009

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Date: 12 May 2009
Website: http://www.s1artspace.org/
Location: england

Outline:

This summer S1 Artspace will host its fourth artist residency from 24 Jul – 27 Sep 2009. The residency will be followed by a solo exhibition in Oct / Nov 2009. The residency is supported by a £1,500 production fee, a £500 travel budget and accommodation in Sheffield, UK. The resident artist will have sole use of the project space to use as a studio which is located centrally to the twenty S1 studios.

Previous Artists in Residence include Pil and Galia Kollectiv (2008) George Henry Longly (2007) and James Pyman (2006).

Applications are welcomed from artists based in the UK and overseas. For further details and application form please visit the S1 website: http://www.s1artspace.org/

DEADLINE: Tue 12 May 2009

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Cultural Olympiad Competition

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Date: 29 May 2009
Website: http://www.artiststakingthelead.org.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

Artists from across Wales are being challenged to use the nation as a blank canvas for twelve inspirational commissions that will showcase our creativity to the world, as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. `Artists taking the lead` is the most ambitious and wide ranging art prize in the UK and is being developed by Arts Council England, in partnership with London 2012 and the Arts Councils of Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

12 commissions of up to £500,000 will be awarded to create 12 new works of art across the country; one in each of the nine English regions, and in the nations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Artists taking the lead is the first of ten major projects of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad to be launched. It provides artists across the country with an unparalleled opportunity to create work that celebrates the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and reflects the rich cultural diversity of the UK.

Artists can submit their proposals online at http://www.artiststakingthelead.org.uk until 29 May 2009.

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Futuresonic 2009

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Date: 13-16 May 2009
Website: http://www.futuresonic.com/
Location: england

Outline:

Futuresonic 2009 and the Social Technologies Summit will take place in Manchester between 13-16 May 2009, featuring world premieres of astonishing artworks, an explosive city-wide music programme, and visionary thinkers from around the world. The festival has four strands – Art, Music, Ideas and EVNTS – and occupies the orbits of art, performance, music, design and digital culture. Now in its 14th year, Futuresonic is the UK`s leading festival for digital culture, and this year was nominated for the prestigious Lever Arts Prize. An urban festival experience, it is anticipated that over 50,000 festival visitors will engage with 300 artists and 100 events across 30 venues.

The full festival brochure is now available to download from the website: http://www.futuresonic.com/

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Howduino

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Date: 23 May 2009
Website: http://www.howduino.com/
Location: england

Outline:

Howduino is a free, one day event about connecting the internet to the real world, breathing life into inanimate objects and creating new ways to interact with things. It`s for artists, programmers, designers, hobbyists and anyone else interested in robotics, technology, communication and interaction.

Howduino was initially inspired by the Arduino platform, a cheap and easy way to introduce intelligence into objects. The focus of the talks and support will be on using Arduino, but don`t let this limit your imagination. All platforms and tecnnologies are welcome.

The event is FREE, but spaces are quite limited. For information about how to reserve a place visit the website or follow @howduino on Twitter at http://twitter.com/howduino

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Photographic Business Skills Seminar at Ffotogallery

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Date: 22 May 2009, 10:45am – 2pm
Website: http://www.ffotogallery.org
Location: wales

Outline:

`Survive and prosper` – Whether you’re a freelance photographer, artist or graduate using photography, this seminar will offer invaluable advice on developing your own professional photographic practice. Come along to this essential guide to business and career development in photography.

Speakers:
Skillset – The Sector Skills Council for Creative Media
Sean Edwards – WARP (Wales Artists Resource Programme)
Mark Simmons – Bristol based photographer, whose clients include Banksy, Massive Attack, Wire Magazine and BBC.

Tickets: £7 / £5 concession (includes light refreshments)

Contact anne@ffotogallery.org to register.

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Abandon Normal Devices, Call for Submissions

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Date: 7 May 2009
Website: http://www.andfestival.org.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

Abandon Normal Devices is a new festival featuring a series of screenings in cinemas and alternative venues, spilling into the imaginations and streets of the city. We are now actively seeking feature films, short films and artists moving image. Thematically the festival examines the physical, social and artistic notions of normality in the 21st Century and will champion filmmakers who take a provocative and idiosyncratic approach. We want to celebrate cinematic trouble-makers, innovative international filmmaking and artists who offer a transgressive take on bodies and identity. There are no restrictions on budget, genre or style. We welcome narrative, documentary, live action, animation, hybrids and all shades in between. Our main selection criteria is seeking something that will engage our audiences in debate around questions of normality.

For more information and to submit, visit the website: http://www.andfestival.org.uk.
Deadline: Postmarked 7 May 2009, For all enquiries please contact Martina Puchberger with ´submissions info” in the subject line: Martina.puchberger@fact.co.uk

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