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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Spanish short story contest to take place via Twitter (October 27)

Can you write a story in 140 characters?

Spanish-speaking journalists can participate in a short-story competition via Twitter called "Twitterelatos." The contest, organized by Biblioteca de Santiago de Chile, will be held October 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Chile Summer Time).

Participants must write a micro story in Spanish from their personal Twitter account and post it to @BibliotecadStgo. They jury is comprised of Twitter users in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela.

For more information, click here (in Spanish)
http://www.bibliotecasantiago.cl/bases

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Photos of Kazakhstan invited to a competition

Professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit images of modern Kazakhstan to a competition. Deadline: November 15.

Categories include: Contrasts between regions of Kazakhstan; average people; "I am a Witness"; Reporters in Kazakhstan; and more.

The competition is organized by Soros-Kazakhstan.

For more information (in Russian), click here.
http://www.soros.kz/ru/announcements/competitions

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Position available - Children's Museum Director (Los Angeles)

The Zimmer Children's Museum is dedicated to teaching children, youth, and adults about the BIG IDEAS of global citizenship, community responsibility, environmental stewardship and cultural sensitivity by highlighting the ideals of respect for others, generosity of heart, helping those in need, accepting differences and celebrating uniqueness. Our mission is to promote values that help make a better society through interactive learning, creative self-expression and art experiences for children, youth and families.

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago seeks teacher, deadline Dec. 15

Performance Art / Interdisciplinary Artist/Scholar [Wilding, Wright] The
Performance Art Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
(SAIC)seeks an exceptional and versatile artist/scholar working and
exhibiting in performance practices, for a senior level tenured or
tenure-track teaching position who will chair the department on a rotating
basis. Performative practices are at the forefront of contemporary art,
crossing boundaries between multiple disciplines and offering a broad range
of aesthetic, conceptual, critical, and experiential possibilities. SAIC's
unique Performance department approaches performance as a vibrant,
contemporary art field that integrates diverse artistic practices, research,

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Call for Pop Artists - (Buena Park, CA) (deadline December 31)

**Please see Deadline Date below**

The City of Buena Park's Exhibiting Artist program provides local and
international visual artists an opportunity to display artwork at the Buena Park
City Hall for eight weeks. The program is intended to nurture working
relationships & partnerships between local and international artists,
presenters, arts organizations and the greater Buena Park community.

The City of Buena Park is currently looking for POP ARTISTS interested in a
possible group exhibition for 2011.

Open to artists working in painting, design, photography, and mixed media. No
installations or sculptures can be accepted. All artwork must be larger than
16"x20" for exhibition.

Artwork Submissions must include artist resume/bio, artist statement, and 3-10

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Position Announcement: Claremont Graduate University Arts Management

CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Visiting Position in Arts Management

The Masters in Arts Management Program of Claremont Graduate University,
the only program of its kind in California, seeks an outstanding artist,
arts manager or academic who is a thought leader in the field for a
visiting appointment in arts management in 2011 - 2012. This is a
special opportunity for a practitioner or scholar in the field to create
a residency or project of their own design that will invigorate the more
than 40 students in the Arts Management program. The appointment may be
part-time (one semester) or full time (both semesters) based on the
proposal submitted. It is anticipated that the visiting artist, arts

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH Friends of Levitt Pavilion - MacArthur Park

Friends of Levitt Pavilion – MacArthur Park
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Job Title: Executive Director, Friends of Levitt Pavilion – MacArthur Park
Reports to: Board of Directors
Announcement Date: 10/12/10; open until filled

Organization Overview

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JOB: Manager, Music Center on Tour

Manager, Music Center on Tour

The Music Center - Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, home to
Southern California's iconic venues -- Dorothy Chandler Pavilion,
Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Walt Disney Concert Hall -- is
the gateway to the finest performing arts for all who live in or visit
Los Angeles County. A leader on the international stage, the Music
Center is redefining what it means to experience the performing arts by
presenting the most compelling, highest quality engagements; ensuring
that audiences of all ages are introduced to the arts; and extending the
reach, accessibility and impact of everything it hosts, inside and
outside its four venues.

As one of the most highly respected performing arts centers in the

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Call for Submissions from Creative Divergents

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Creative Divergents is accepting submissions for the Winter 2010 Showcase!

As a reminder, all subjects, styles, and media are welcome. Challenge, explore, push boundaries! The winning submission will receive a cash award and is determined by creative vision, innovation, potential to engage an audience, presentation (i.e. quality of the images submitted), and overall impression.

Deadline for Winter 2010 Showcase: December 15, 2010 at 11:59pm EST
(Get your work in early to give it more time to be seen, commented on, and rated.)

Award: $1,000 (USD)

Only $5 fee per submission. Each submission includes up to 3 images. Full details are available on the Creative Divergents website: http://creativedivergents.com/faqs/

CALL FOR JURY MEMBERS

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CALL FOR: PLACEBOS FOR ART (deadine January 1)

PLEASE NOTE: What a cool project!

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Needed in order to study the effects of art on public health

http://www.behringinstitute.com

The Behring Institute is seeking placebos for art. With these placebos, long-term research on the influence of art on public health will be carried out. Artists, art lovers, professionals as well as amateurs, are being called on to submit proposals for potential art placebos before 1 January 2011.

Relationships between art and healthcare, as well as the influence and effects of art on health, have been studied frequently. The results of many studies indicate a positive outcome with regard to the health of people and suggest that art can lead to the improvement of mental and physical health.

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