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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About being spontaneous

There is a Japanese visual art in which the artist is forced to be spontaneous. He must paint on a thin stretched parchment with a special brush and black water paint in such a way that an unnatural or interrupted stroke will destroy the line or break through the parchment. Erasures or changes are impossible. These artists must practise a particular discipline, that of allowing the idea to express itself in communication with their hands in such a direct way that deliberation cannot interfere. The resulting pictures lack the complex composition and textures of ordinary painting, but it is said that those who see will find some thing captured that escapes explanation.

— Bill Evans.

liner notes for the "Kind of Blue" album

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Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open 2011

The Zabludowicz Collection is delighted to announce the launch of the Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open, a major new opportunity to work with a contemporary art collection of international repute.

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Emerging Visions #19 seeks submissions

upcoming issue of Emerging Visions visionary art 'zine:

The theme is to be "Spacing Outward".

If you are interested, the link to the Submissions Guidelines is near the top of the "Contributors' Page" --

scroll down through the current issue:

feel free to send this message Outward

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JOB: Web Project Coordinator at Skirball Cultural Center

*Web Project Coordinator*

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a motivated, experienced, positive, and
creative nonprofit communications professional as Web Project Coordinator.
The candidate will play a key role managing electronic communications,
including the Skirball website, as part of the External Affairs department,
which includes communications, marketing, publications, visitor services,
community relations and outreach, and membership.

The ideal candidate will be an eager web specialist with technical savvy,
including design experience and some aptitude for HTML editing. The
candidate must possess the ability to work both independently and with other
members of the External Affairs and I.T. teams. The position reports to the

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Contribute to UK Sound Map

The British library apparently is putting together a soundmap. Here's the info on their web-site:

What does Britain sound like?
Join the British Library in creating the first nationwide sound map.

Take part by publishing recordings of your surroundings using the free
AudioBoo app for iPhone or Android smartphones or a web browser.

When uploading soundscape recordings via Audioboo, add the tag 'uksm'
and they'll appear on the SoundMap
NAISA Inquiries & general information:

Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Managing Director
New Adventures in Sound Art
Address: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St #252, Toronto, ON
M6G 4C7
Tel 416 652 5115

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new LA ARTS EDU BLOG looking for emerging and established contributors

Currently we are a small group of LA based philosophy students and community arts workers and educators. We have begun operating a site centered on arts/pedagogy/indigenism. Our site operates at:

We are looking for emerging arts educators and established arts educators interested in regular contributions in the following categories:

-Original arts based lesson planning
-Original youth arts projects based on local museum and gallery exhibits
-Interviews with educators/organizations and artists active in public practice or education.
-Book scanning
-Illustrators/artists interested in sharing their work as coloring resources for educators

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Employment Opportunity: Program Manager (Los Angeles)

Music Center – Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County is one
of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the
United States. Every year, almost 2 million people visit its four main
venues — Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper
Forum, and Walt Disney Concert Hall — along with its vibrant
collection of outdoor theatres, plazas, and gardens. The Music Center
produces a variety of programming including Glorya Kaufman Presents
Dance at the Music Center, Active Arts at the Music Center, along with
programming for children and families throughout the year. The Center
also provides extensive services and leadership in support of K-12 arts
education. The Music Center is home to four internationally acclaimed

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Perform in Long Beach, CA: LB Playhouse seeking performers for late-night series

Long Beach Playhouse – Call for Performers

Studio Nights, the all new Late-Night show at the Long Beach Playhouse is devoted to
giving emerging local artists a chance to strut their stuff.

Next Studio Nights is November 20th at 11pm

We are currently looking for local performers
If you are a musician/band, dancer, comedian (stand-up or improv groups welcomed), poet, or have another fantastic talent for the stage follow the link below to apply.
It's absolutely FREE and performers are never charged any fees.

Interested? Please fill out the following form:

Or email:

from LA Culture Net

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The Museum of Modern Art - Call for Papers: New Perspectives on Abstract Expressionism

New Perspectives on Abstract Expressionism: A Young Scholars' Panel

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: +1.212.708.9603
Fax: +1.212.333.1118

Abstracts are due November 15, 2010
Send abstracts directly to

The Museum of Modern Art - Call for Papers: New Perspectives on Abstract Expressionism

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Grants and Funding, CA / LA

Thanks to Linda Vallejo for posting this on LA Culture Net:



Federal Grants Wire




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