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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The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), L.A. Local is
part of a national labor union representing over 70,000 performers in radio,
television, and sound recordings, including actors, dancers, singers, stunt
performers, announcers, radio DJ’s, talk show hosts, and news reporters and
anchors. AFTRA Los Angeles is currently looking for a Member Education

Under the direction of the Member Education Director, the Member Education
Coordinator assists in the planning and implementation of AFTRA member programs
and events. This position serves as the staff liaison for Local member
committees and outside entities including entertainment guilds and industry
organizations. The Member Education Coordinator will be responsible for

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Film festival seeks works that showcase Muslim women's voices (deadline November 1)

Filmmakers of all genders, nationalities and faiths can submit short films to a festival devoted to showcasing pro-women voices from within the Muslim world. Deadline for submissions: November 1.

Films should present an unfiltered and honest account of women's stories and their struggle for freedom of expression and human rights. Films can be submitted in a variety of categories.

The first-place winner will recieve US$35,000. Cash prizes totaling $31,000 will be awarded to the top three films in each category. Eight honorable mentions will receive an additional $4,000.

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Tokyo environmental film festival seeks film submissions

Journalists from Asia, Oceania or Polynesia can submit films on global environmental issues to the Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival. Deadline: September 15.

The festival has been held annually since 1992 with the goal of understanding the environment better through moving images.

Application guidelines, as well as additional information can be found at:

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Grannie's chair

Grannie's chair
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Call for applications: Curator for Catalonia and Balearic Islands for the 54th Venice Visual Arts Biennale

The Institut Ramon Llull (IRL)

The Institut Ramon Llull (IRL), a consortium created to promote the Catalan language and culture internationally, has convened a competition to contract a project curator, to prepare an artistic proposal for the Catalonia and Balearic Islands participation in the 54th Venice Visual Arts Biennale 2011, within the Collateral Events programme.

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2010 "Digital Art L.A." International Juried Competition

2010 "Digital Art L.A." International Juried Competition

Peter Frank
Curator, Riverside Art Museum

Rex Bruce
Director, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

Digital Art L.A. Expo Participants:
iotaCenter · UCR ARTSblock | California Museum of Photography · Dance Camera West · Downtown Film Festival - Los Angeles · Orange County Center for Contemporary Art · Vortex Immersion Media · Downtown Art Walk Los Angeles · Rosslyn Gallery · Rowan Gallery · Julie Rico Gallery · The Museum of Hyperreal Art (MOHA) · C1 Gallery· Pop-Lock Gallery · El Nopal Press Gallery · Artillery Magazine · Coagula Art Journal · Fabrik Magazine · · Peter Frank, Riverside Art Museum

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Cyprus College of Art: MA Fine Art

MA Fine Art
Cyprus College of Art
23 Mehmet Ali Street
6026 Larnaca
Phone: +442086764610

From September 2010 the Cyprus College of Art is teaming up with the University of Northampton to offer the first MA Fine Art programme in Cyprus.

The MA Fine Art will be a unique opportunity for graduates of BA Fine Art, BFA Fine Arts, and other studio art degrees to undertake in a substantial period of study in Cyprus during which they can develop and strengthen their abilities in art, and fully identify their identities as artists.

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Wassaic Project Artist Residency applications being accepted, deadline July 23



2010 Fall Season
Residency Dates: September 1 - October 31st, 2010
Deadline: Artists must submit their digital application by July 23, 2010

The Wassaic Project Residency Program has been created to cultivate and
support community for emerging and professional contemporary artists.
Housed in a historic re-purposed livestock auction barn and nearby house,
the Residency Program offers eight artists the opportunity to live and work
in the heart of a rural community and offers three local artists studio
space. The Wassaic Project seeks a group of artists working in a diverse
range of media who want to produce, explore, challenge, and expand on their

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apexart calls for artists and curators

apexart calls for artists and curators

a. 'Commercial' Art: Video Call
Accepting submissions through October 31, 2010.

Open call for video submissions with an opportunity to win $2,000.
Take any broadcast commercial, cut it, dub it, repeat it, or flip it and
make it art for an upcoming apexart exhibition that will be on view from
November 10 - December 22, 2010.
more info:

b. Franchise Program: F 2011
Accepting submissions from July 14 - October 1, 2010.

Let us finance your exhibition anywhere in the world. For the past two
years, apexart has presented Franchise exhibitions in Los Angeles (2009) and
Thailand (2010). apexart will present two Franchise exhibitions anywhere in
the world in 2011.
more info:

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La Palabra Poetry Reading: Mariano Zaro

Mariano Zaro

Join us this Sunday, July 25th from 2-4pm at Avenue 50 Studio for a La Palabra Poetry reading with Mariano Zaro.

Avenue 50 Studio is located at 131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042.
(323) 258-1435

Fig Tree (excerpt)

that you cure
with primitive mud
mud from saliva
saliva from words
words from the earth
from the earth to your tongue
from your tongue to my wound.

We must have been
six years old then
I already needed
the antidote
of your mouth

Mariano Zaro was born in Borja, Spain and has lived in Santa Monica, California since 1994. Mariono attended the University at Zaragoza where he earned a master's degree in Spanish Literature. He has published in Spain's literary magazines El signo del gorrion and Luces y sombros.

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