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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Start-up program supports first-time filmmakers

First-time filmmakers can apply for financial and production assistance.

The BLOOM! Cine Startups Initiative, sponsored by Canon Middle East and D-Seven Motion Pictures, will provide support to independent filmmakers through assistance with permits, fund raising, script editing and marketing. The initiative also includes access to cameras, freelance professionals and postproduction facilities for a substantially reduced cost. Short films are preferred, but documentaries and feature length films are also considered.

The accepted budgets for films ranges from AED30,000 to AED300,000. D-Seven Motion Pictures will then allocate a 50-70% discount. Five to seven projects will be accepted a year.

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2012 Olympics photography contest launched

Photographers who want to their test stamina for sports coverage can enter a contest to cover the 2012 London Olympics.

To win that all-expenses paid trip, they'll have to be one of the best photographers to cover a pentathlon event held this year in: Palm Springs (US), Sassari (Italy), Budapest (Hungary), Chengdu (China)m, London (Great Britain) and Cairo (Egypt).

The Union International de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) is sponsoring the UPIM Road to London Olympics Photography Competition. The modern pentathlon includes five events: pistol shooting, € ¦ép€ ¦ée fencing, freestyle swimming, show jumping and cross-country running. The competition aims to find the five best photographers to cover the events of the 2012 Olympic games.

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Deadline approaching: photography contest, Census of India

India's census bureau launched a photography contest to show that the second most populous country in the world has "strength in numbers."

The Census 2011 photography contest, sponsored by the Census of India, seeks photos that are related to that theme. The aim of the contest is to show that India's population is not an obstacle to success, but in fact a plus.

At last head count, figures show India as the second most populous country in the world after China with over 1.18 billion people, more than a sixth of the world's population.

To enter, upload a photo on the Census of India Facebook page with a justification of how it relates to this theme.

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CALL TO ARTISTS - VALLEY ARTIST STUDIO TOUR (Los Angeles area)

Application Postmark Deadline April 14

All fine Artists are invited to submit their work for possible selection

Application Form at
http://www.sfvartscouncil.com/studio-tour/artist-application

The public will be invited to visit local artists' studios and
purchase art during the weekend of October 1 and 2, 2011. This will be a
ticketed event with proceeds going to local arts causes. Tour Hours will
be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days. An artist reception and
sale will take place on Saturday, October 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This event will allow the public to meet all of the artists while
enjoying live music, refreshments and beverages. A group exhibition and
sale will be open to the public the week prior to the tour.

GUIDELINES

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Call for applications: Fundacion Botin Visual Arts Grants (deadline May 6)

Fundación Botín Visual Arts Grants
Through May 6, 2011

Pedrueca, 1. (39003) Santander. Cantabria. Spain
fmabotin@fundacionbotin.org
Tel: + 00.34.942226072
www.fundacionbotin.org

Fundación Botín, a Spanish institution created in 1964, launches an international call for a new edition of the Visual Arts Grants.

These are study, research and personal project aids that end up with the organization of an exhibition at the venue of the Foundation in Santander and the edition of a catalogue.

The call is open to individuals of any nationality with the single requirement of being between the ages of 23-40 for the study grants. The conditions of the 19th Call of Visual Arts Grants are available in English and Spanish, and can be downloaded at www.fundacionbotin.org

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Call for Applications - smax: Curatorial Grants - Practice and Networking

Curatorial Grants – Practice and Networking
Derik-Baegert-Gesellschaft

smax - Curatorial Grants
Application deadline: 15 April 2011

Derik-Baegert-Gesellschaft
Schloss Ringenberg
46499 Hamminkeln
Germany
Phone: +49.(0)2852.9229
kunst@schloss-ringenberg.de
http://www.schloss-ringenberg.de

In July 2009, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia inaugurated a new model for promoting postgraduate curatorial work by offering a programme-based grant.

The grant provides €1,250/month in support for each participant for a period of 12 months. The curatorial grant is practice-oriented and tied in with the German-Dutch European project smax. The programme is located at Schloss Ringenberg, in Hamminkeln on the Lower Rhine.

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Concordia Live and Interactive Electroacoustic Colloquium (Montreal 26/3)

Apologies for cross-posting

Two live-electronics events at Concordia (Montreal) in less than 10 days:
Concordia Live and Interactive Electroacoustic Colloquium 2011 (26/3)
Concerto for T-Stick and Two Laptop Orchestras (25/3)
FREE ADMISSION

Concordia Live and Interactive Electroacoustic Colloquium (CLIEC) 2011

Concordia Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technologies
In Collaboration with Concordia’s Music Department (Electroacoustics)

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 9AM-11PM
FREE ADMISSION (requires registration)

@ Concordia Music Department
MB Building, 8th Floor
1450 Rue Guy
Montreal, QC H3H 0A1

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Artists Needed for 2nd Annual Milwaukee Domes Art Festival

You are invited to apply to the second annual Milwaukee Domes Art Festival, taking place August 19-21, 2011 at Mitchell Park, home of Milwaukee’s beloved Domes botanical gardens. Artists are invited to apply to jury in 14 different categories including a Plein Air competition. $10,000 in artist prizes will be awarded. This art festival will have live acoustic music performances throughout, and a headlining act to close the festival on Friday and Saturday nights in order to draw as many of the Wisconsin art loving/buying public as possible. As evidenced by you reading this invitation, a publicity push has just begun. The festival already has pledges for support and promotion from major Milwaukee radio stations and media sources.

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Artists Needed for 2nd Annual Milwaukee Domes Art Festival

You are invited to apply to the second annual Milwaukee Domes Art Festival, taking place August 19-21, 2011 at Mitchell Park, home of Milwaukee’s beloved Domes botanical gardens. Artists are invited to apply to jury in 14 different categories including a Plein Air competition. $10,000 in artist prizes will be awarded. This art festival will have live acoustic music performances throughout, and a headlining act to close the festival on Friday and Saturday nights in order to draw as many of the Wisconsin art loving/buying public as possible. As evidenced by you reading this invitation, a publicity push has just begun. The festival already has pledges for support and promotion from major Milwaukee radio stations and media sources.

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