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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My Tears are Dry - Laida Lertxundi

My Tears are Dry - Laida Lertxundi
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Tom of Finland Foundation's Emerging Erotic Artist Contest (deadline November 30)

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE for TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION'S 2009 EMERGING EROTIC ARTIST CONTEST HAS BEEN EXTENDED.

Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) completed its 14th Annual West Hollywood - Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend (WHLA EAFW) in March. It was a resounding success. There were 60 artists (a full house!), over 800 patrons attending and over $35,000 of artwork was sold. All of these figures ring out that it worked - it paid off – the business of erotic art is alive and well.

ToFF is now focusing on its Emerging Erotic Artist Contest (EEAC). In order for more artists to have an opportunity to participate in this singular competition the closing date for submissions has been extended to November 30, 2009.

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"COPYRIGHT & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR ARTISTS" WORKSHOP (LA / September 9)

CALIFORNIA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS IS PLEASED TO PRESENT...

COPYRIGHT & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

FOR ARTISTS

With Peter Afrasiabi, Esq.

September 9, 2009, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

DESCRIPTION: The presentation will provide an overview of copyright
law for artists and address common misconceptions about copyright law.
We will discuss common mistakes artists make by not protecting their
works, as well as mistakes artists make by infringing the works of
others.

SPEAKER: Peter Afrasiabi, Esq. received his J.D. from the University of
Southern California where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and
articles editor for the law review. He graduated magna cum laude from
UCLA with a B.A. in Economics. As a lawyer, Peter primarily handles

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Call for submissions – REDCAT's Fall Studio 2009 (deadline September 22)

Call for submissions – REDCAT's Fall Studio 2009

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 by 5:00pm

REDCAT is seeking original performance works for the next edition of Studio, REDCAT's quarterly series of new works and works in progress in dance, theater, music, performance art or multidisciplinary. If you have a project under 15 minutes and would like to be considered—apply now. Or help us spread the word by forwarding this email to friends and fellow artists.

Auditions: Saturday, October 3, 2009
Performance dates: Sunday & Monday, November 1 - 2, 2009 8:30pm

*Applications are available online at: http://www.redcat.org/artist-opportunities

Questions? Email studio.REDCAT@calarts.edu

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Free "Arts Tune-Up" October 24 (Los Angeles area)

FREE ARTS ADVICE FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS AND
ARTS ORGANIZATIONS AT "ARTS TUNE-UP"
OCTOBER 24 IN GLENDALE

Individual artists and small budget organizations can benefit from free expert advice and information on various aspects of arts management on
Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at an "Arts Tune-Up" at the Glendale Civic Auditorium in Glendale. Even though the event is free, it is recommended that participants register via SurveyMonkey:

Go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/atuglendale.

The fast -paced "arts tune-up" format works like this: There will be several tables set up with an arts expert/consultant addressing a specific subject

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Multiple International Artist Opportunities

Multiple artist opportunities

From www.tallerportobelonorte.com in Panama, via Franklin Furnace in NYC.

DEADLINE: September 9, 2009

DENVER, CO + GREEN VALLEY RANCH LIBRARY

BUDGET: $140,000

INFORMATION: www.denvergov.org/publicart

DEADLINE: September 9, 2009

MIAMI UNIVERSITY + 2010 YOUNG PAINTERS COMPETITION

AWARD: $10,000

INFORMATION: Ann Taulbee, Director: sfagallery@muohio.edu

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA + EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: EYE OF CALIFORNIA

AWARDS: $10,000

INFORMATION: eyeofca.com/

DEADLINE: September 10, 2009

ITALY + TARGETTI LIGHT ART AWARD

AWARDS: $10,000

INFORMATION: artlight@targetti.it

DEADLINE: September 10, 2009

NEW ORLEANS, LA + SOLO EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY

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Virtual Mirror - Sound, Call for participants (Norway)

VIrtual Mirror - Sound
Giving space a voice

Architectural sound installation/intervention by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Virtual Mirror - Sound is an architectural sound installation/intervention, which listens to ambient sound of a specific interior or exterior space, analyses it, and then tries to imitate and emit that sound back into the space. It can use the architecture as if it was an external ear (pinna), or it can listen directly to the space in between the walls.

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Ventura Art Festival (CA) (deadline September 30)

Ventura Art Festival Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 30

November 14th festival to promote sale of fine art to be held in
downtown park, across from the historic Buenaventura Mission.
Event will be enclosed within elegant tenting. 10'x10' exhibit space
provided for artists.

9 AM-11AM VIP Reception: Viewing and presale for VIPs and buyers.
11 AM-6 PM Open to the public.

Up to 50 juried artists will showcase and sell their art during this
one-day festival. Local
musicians will perform on stage and food vendors will offer fabulous
appetizers and wine for guests.

The fine art jury consists of:

Michael Kelly, Fine artist/designer, Owner California Pottery and
Tile Works, and Director, Ray Bradbury Theater and Film Foundation

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LA Film Racing 2009 - Can you make a film in 24 hours?

Los Angeles Film Race 2009 | September 25-26, 2009

The Los Angeles Film Race will be challenging local filmmakers to create an original short film (4 minutes max) in just 24 hours from Friday, September 25th to Saturday, September 26th. All of the completed films will premiere for the public a few days later on the big screen at the Writers Boot Camp Screening Room and the best films will advance into a nationwide competition for over $40,000 in cash and prizes. Anyone may register, but space is limited. Get your team together and sign up today! To register or learn more, visit

http://www.filmracing.com/Cities/LosAngeles.htm

Special Discount - Use the discount code FILMRACER for $10 off the entry fee.

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