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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ArtSlant juried showcase competition

The ArtSlant Juried Showcase competitions are designed to exhibit and promote talented artists from around the world.

>How do I enter?

Fill out your entry: Go to your ArtSlant Profile. If enrollment has opened, you will have an >enter showcase link in the CHANGE box on the right. Click on the link to complete your entry and select your work. Once enrollment is complete, your work will appear under ART on our main menu in the Showcase Entries section.

If you have not opened your Artslant Artist Profile yet, please see our FAQ's for assistance.

>What are the stages for each competition?

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The Big Read solicits community reads!

The Big Read is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to conduct month-long, community-wide reads between September 2010 and June 2011. The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture. Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read will receive a grant ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, access to online training resources, educational and promotional materials, inclusion of your organization and activities on The Big Read Web site, and the prestige of participating in a highly visible national program. Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected by a panel of experts.

To download the Guidelines & Application Instructions visit The Big Read Web site

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2010 African American Heritage Month Calendar - Call for Artists (deadline December 11)

The Department of Cultural Affairs is a proud supporter of Los Angeles' 2010 African American Heritage Celebration, which will officially begin on January 29, 2010, to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. This celebration will promote and encourage an awareness of the significant contributions made by our City's African Americans in culture, education, politics, business, technology, and the arts.

As part of this celebration, our Department is creating a comprehensive calendar that will list the numerous events, exhibitions, lectures, and festivals related to this annual celebration of African American culture.

We invite visual artists to submit images of artwork for consideration to be part of the 2010 African American Calendar.

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Call to Artists: December Minis Show (Los Angeles)

OPEN CALL: TINY TREASURES - 4th Annual Miniatures Show - CASH & CARRY - Group Show

Scheduled to run from December 4, 2009 - January 6, 2010

We are looking for original SMALL SCALE work for our annual miniatures show. Work should be priced at or below $100. The idea behind the show is to encourage art patrons and customers to "give the gift of art" -- "stocking stuffer" sized art. It is a CASH AND CARRY show. Send jpegs, bio, and website info to
RECEPTION ::'s Second Saturday Gallery Night is Saturday, December 12, 2009 :: 7-10p
DROP OFF OF WORK :: November 28, 29, 30, December 1 and 2

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Call for Submissions: International Festival of Sonic Art (deadline January 8)

University of Edinburgh


International Festival of Sonic Art taking place in the Reid Concert Hall,
Bristo Square, Edinburgh.

5th - 7th February 2010

Call for Works:

...syncraesthesia: n. the fusion of acousmatic sound and abstract vision to
create an immersive audiovisual experience; see also synchresis and

Soundings Festival is issuing a call for audiovisual works exploring the
combination of electroacoustic composition and experimental video. Selected
works will be performed at the Soundings International Festival of Sonic Art
in the Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh during the weekend of 5th
- 7th February 2010.

The performance venue allows for stereo diffusion of the audio component of

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Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) Gallery Internships

LACE is currently accepting applications for our Gallery Internship program, specifically those interested in working in the gallery. Attendants will work with the LACE team to carry out the day-to-day operations of the gallery during the Fall exhibitions I Feel Different and Mark Tribe: Port Huron Project. Attendants will have the opportunity to interact directly with visitors and artists during gallery hours. Attendants will also attend private walkthroughs with the artists to learn about the project and be able to fully education the public on LACE's programming. This position provides a point of entry to contemporary art.

Responsibilities include:
. performing day-to-day duties, including opening/ closing gallery and tracking gallery attendance

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Call for Entries: Topanga Canyon Gallery (deadline November 21 - Los Angeles area)

Call for Entries

Topanga Canyon Gallery 9th Annual Juried Show with Juror Peter Mays from Gallery 825. Deadline for entries has been extended to November 21 Cash awards and $25 entry fee. Show runs from Jan 13 – Feb 7 2009. All accepted pieces must be hand delivered. Download a prospectus at or call Rebecca Andrews at 310 455-2345.

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Indian dance workshops

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All the artistes, students, connoisseurs.

I am going to conduct series of dance workshops and lecture demonstrations in the 3rd and 4th week of December'09 in Aurangabad, India.
Anyone visiting India, specially Aurangabad are welcome to attend these workshops which are specially arranged in weekend, one week long and special individual teaching in Indian classical dances ( Bharata Natyam & Kuchipudi) and also insight into Indian culture, the language of hands, ( Mudras) and expressions ( abhinaya)..

Please visit :



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Los Angeles: hiring opera singers

“The First Lady”
Opera based on 2 weeks in the life of Eleanor Roosevelt

Kenneth Wells

Strong musicianship, stage experience, and good team attitude.
Prepare one work in English written after 1930 and one other selection of
your choice. Sight reading a portion
of score may be requested. You may bring an accompanist; we will have
accompanists but submit a copy of
audition piece in advance if possible.

There will be 2-3 performances sponsored by the UCLA Media and Medicine for
Communities center dates
TBD (possibly last two weekends in February). Rehearsals to begin this

For principals, fees to be negotiated on casting
Chorus (SATB, 20-25) $100-$200.

Cast of 13 principals and chorus.

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