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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India film festival on water seeks entries (deadline July 31)

Filmmakers of short films, documentaries, animation and feature films focusing on water are invited to enter the 4th International Film Festival on Water in Bangalore, India, which will be held from September 4 to 7. Deadline for entries: July 31.

The Festival on Water was established in 2005 and continues to serve as one of the largest, most diverse and dynamic platforms of debate, dialogue and celebration of water. It is sponsored by the Bangalore Film Society and various other organizations.

Entries should include a DVD of the film with English subtitles (if necessary), a completed entry form, three high-resolution stills of the film and a high-resolution photograph of the director.

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International Film Festival calls for original works (deadline September 30)

Filmmakers, writers and students are invited to submit narratives, documentaries, short films, and animation to be featured at the 6th annual ION international film festival, to be held in Lagos, Nigeria in December. Deadline: September 30.

ION International Film Festival is a touring festival dedicated to promoting independent film, animation and narratives. It seeks to encourage new artists that are creating socially relevant art that positively affects the world.

As part of its effort to raise international awareness the festival takes place in a different country each year. Last year it was held in Dubai, UAE and this year the ION International Film Festival is coming to Lagos, Nigeria.

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International Public Art Projects - Call for Applications (deadline September 30)

Applications are invited for an International Artists Residency @ Khoj, for public art projects exploring themes of environment & ecology in public spaces around Delhi for 4- 6 weeks in January 2010.

Delhi, the capital city of India, could easily qualify today as one amongst the world's most dynamic and complex urban settings in contemporary times. Characterized by its unique multi-layered
historicity and multiple urbanisms Delhi however, is facing a relentless pace of contemporary urban growth making it one of the rapidly expanding cities of the world.

City based research on 8 public sites in Delhi can be viewed from this link:
http://www.48c.org/spaces.html

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ATTENTION ARTISTS/GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

The City of Brea Art Gallery is producing an exhibition entitled “For Love or Money” featuring artwork from artists who work by day work as hired hands for design companies, advertising agencies, etc., yet by night exercise personal creative outlets.

“For Love or Money” will showcase work from both aspects of the artist’s career, with examples of personal art contrasted with their “for the money” work.

We are seeking submission from interested artists to be reviewed for inclusion. There is no entry fee; submissions will be judged by the merit of the work alone.

Entry Deadline : July 15, 2009

Exhibition Dates : August 1 – September 11

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Freedom to Create Prize - Deadline: 14 August 2009

Orient Global Freedom to Create Prize
Call for submissions

The Prize honours artists on the frontlines who promote social justice, build foundations for
open societies and inspire the human spirit.

The Orient Global Freedom to Create Prize, established in 2008, recognises artists who bring messages of hope to places of turmoil and despair. Light comes in a deeply felt song or dance, in paintings or photographs that change the familiar into the exceptional, in dramas that tell hidden stories, in designs that solve practical problems.

Finding Courage in Truth

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Art Moves Africa: Call for artists grant applications (Deadline September 1)

Art Moves Africa (AMA) is an international non- for-profit organisation aiming to facilitate cultural and artistic exchanges within the African continent. AMA offers travel funds to artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa to travel within the African continent in order to engage in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development of informal networks and the pursuit of cooperation.

Who can apply?
Artists and cultural operators living and working in Africa.

Which sectors?
Performing and visual arts, music, cinema, literature and cultural advocacy

What type of projects?

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OPEN CALL FOR POLAROID 600 SERIES PHOTOGRAPHY (deadline July 17)

OPEN CALL FOR POLAROID 600 SERIES PHOTOGRAPHY

ISM: a community project is looking for quality Polaroids to exhibit in a
special show at Hibbleton Gallery opening Friday August 7th and for
consideration in a limited edition book to be released 2010.

Send Polaroid submissions to Kevin@ISMcommunity.org before Friday July 17th.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
http://www.ISMcommunity.org/FAQs

MORE INFORMATION:
http://www.ISMcommunity.org/PolaroidParty
Kevin@ISMcommunity.org

from LA Culture Net

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California Arts Day 2009 Poster Competition for California college students-- $500 prize (deadline July 13)

California Arts Day 2009 Poster Competition for California college students-- $500 prize

Each year the California Arts Council promotes the first Friday in October as California Arts Day to highlight the importance of the arts and creativity in the state. This year the agency has a contest for California college students and instructors who are talented graphic artists and designers, with a grand prize of $500. The assignment: create the California Arts Day 2009 poster, utilizing the lyrics, concepts and/or intention of the song "The Art in Me," also known as The California Arts Song.

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ARMED WITH A CAMERA: FELLOWSHIP FOR EMERGING MEDIA ARTISTS (deadline July 17)

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES 2009-2010 ARMED WITH A CAMERA FELLOWSHIP
FOR EMERGING MEDIA ARTISTS

LOS ANGELES – Visual Communications' Armed with a Camera Fellowship is now accepting applications for all people of Asian Pacific American descent who are under 30 years of age. $500 will be awarded to recipients as well as access to Visual Communications' post-production facilities, a $700 a week value, and a one-year VC Filmmaker Membership valued at $100.

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