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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Call for Entry: National Juried Quilt Exhibit (deadline June 5)

Call for Entry
National Juried Quilt Exhibit September 5- 27, 2009

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center (DVAEC) located in historic
downtown Frederick, Maryland, is hosting a national juried quilt exhibit
September 5-27, 2009

TOP PRIZES $500 award for Best Art Quilt

$500 award for Best Traditional
$1000 award for Best in Show
Other prizes will be announced later

Image files must be received no later than June 5.
You will be informed of the juror¹s decision by June 30.


· Send 1 full view of the completed quilt and 1 detail view. You may
submit up to three quilts. There is no size limit. The entry fee is $35 per
person, not per quilt.

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Competition open for Arab, Asian, African filmmakers

Filmmakers from Africa, Asia and the Arab world are invited by the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) to submit their projects for consideration for the Muhr Arab Awards and the Muhr AsiaAfrica Awards, in their fourth and second year, respectively.

The competitions feature generous cash prizes in the categories of Feature, Documentary and Short films, and have generated publicity for emerging and established filmmakers from across the Arab world and beyond.

Films eligible for both competitions must be directed by an Arab, Asian or African filmmaker and the subject and storyline of the film must be centered around the Arab, Asian or African world and/or history and culture for the respective competitions.

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Call for Submissions - Public Art Competition in Berlin

BERLIN.- The new art project on the Berlin Underground, U10 – from here to the imaginary and back again, sets a focus on the social and collaborative dimension of public art.

Artists or collaborative groups of artists and non-artists are invited to take part in this call for submissions. Preference will be given to artists who see their work as a means of exchange and shared dialogue and who are interested in reaching new audiences. This may include a readiness to collaborate with, for example, groups of BVG staff or passengers who have little experience of contemporary art. The organisers cannot take part in the call themselves. The U10 project will run for a maximum of 3 years.

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Russian film festival seeking 'super short' mobile films

A "Mobile Cimena" festival will praise super short films shot with the help of cell phones and video cameras. Films must be uploaded by June 15.

The second annual mobile cinema festival, being organized by Mobile TeleSystem, Universal Pictures Rus and the Russian Union of Cinematographers, aims to foster innovations in film production that help unleash creative potential. Participants will have the chance to present their works to professionals and to the wider public.

Films should be self-contained stories on any theme that last up to five minutes. They must be uploaded at the festival portal, After online voting, five winners in each of four categories will be put on a shortlist and will be considered by a professional jury.

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Call for Tarfest Submission (LA area)

TarFest 2009 will take place Friday, September 25th - Sunday, September 27th
on the Miracle Mile!
Web site
Presented by the Miracle Mile Players, Inc.

Please visit the new with submission information
for TarFest Art Show curated by Rita Gonzalez, Curator, LACMA and TarFest
Film Festival with screenings at the Korean Cultural Center! TarFest Music
Festival will take place Saturday evening, September 26th at the El Rey

Also as part of TarFest 2009 weekend on Sunday, September 27th, The Miracle
Mile Grand Prix consisting of The Miracle Mile Run (1 mile) and the Miracle
Mile 5k will take place on Wilshire Blvd. Both races finish in front of

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Call for Submissions - Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations of Day of the Dead

Call for Submissions:
Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations
of Day of the Dead

From October 19 to November 27, 2009, El Pueblo Historical Monument will present Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations of Day of the Dead. Sacred Memories follows El Pueblo's acclaimed 2007 exhibition which explored celebrations that venerate the departed including Dia de los Muertos, first observed by the indigenous people of Latin America, China's Qingming, and other rituals practiced in United States, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Artists are asked to submit for consideration two and three-dimensional work (including ofrendas/altars) that examines rituals honoring the deceased and/or pays tribute to departed ancestors.

Submissions should be sent to:

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The Artist's Studio: An Artist in Residence Program - Call for proposals

Call for proposals
to be considered for
The Artist's Studio: An Artist in Residence Program
at One Colorado, Pasadena, CA

The Armory Center for the Arts and One Colorado invite artists to apply for
a three month
paid Artist in Residence program that is a unique opportunity for an artist
who enjoys
interacting with the general public in a retail environment. The program is
designed to bring
art into a public space where both the artist and the public will learn from
and be inspired by
the interactions.

* The Artist's Studio will revolve on a 3-month basis with one artist
residency at a time. The
first residency will be July 16 through October 15, 2009. The next residency
will begin
October 16, and conclude in early January, 2010.

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Readymade Film Fest is now taking submissions

The 8th annual Readymade Film Fest is currently taking submissions for
this summer's festivals!

That's right folks! The Readymade Film Fest, LA's favorite underground
film festival, returns this summer with more films for your viewing
pleasure. This year's festival will be hosted by LA's newsnest art
gallery; The Federal Art Project. RMFF co-founder George Gomez explains
that "FAP is the perfect home for the Readymade Film Fest. Its producers
and the art are right there along side with what RMFF stands for and
what we try to achieve every year. If you have not been to FAP yet, be
prepared to enter an new gem in downtown LA."

Continuing with the success of last year, RMFF will also be doing both
Coast to Coast screenings happing in Los Angeles, CA and Washignton D.C.

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CoachArt: Volunteer for 1hr a week with a child in the arts, music (Los Angeles area)

CoachArt's mission is to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children and adolescents with Chronic and Life-threatening illnesses by providing free, personal lessons in the arts and athletics.

We look for experienced professionals and amateurs in wide range of activities including art, music, photography, yoga, creative writing, acting, dancing and more to donate instruction to our students. Our goal is to promote normalcy and personal development in kids who truly need it.

• CoachArt matches volunteers one-on-one with students based on their geographic proximity, activity interest and availability for ten weekly lessons.

• Coaches teach an activity to one student or a group of students either in a studio setting or in the student's home

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An abstract acrylic painting, 1m square on canvas. The work is derived from an image of shadows from the roof falling on grain in a barn - although I wasn't consciously thinking of this while painting.

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