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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Scenography Expanding: Invitation and Call for Papers - Prague (deadline December 15)

Scenography Expanding
Symposia 1-3
Riga – Belgrade - Evora 2010

Scenography Expanding: Invitation and Call for Papers

Throughout the past decade, scenographic practice and performance design have continuously moved beyond the black box of the theatre toward a hybrid terrain located at the intersections of theatre, architecture, exhibition, visual arts, and media. This terrain and its spaces are constructed from action and interaction. They are defined by individual and group behavior, and are contrasted by distinct behavioral patterns.

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artbygeneve: call for galleries (deadline December 31)

April 28 - May 2, 2010

International Contemporary Art Fair - Highlight on emerging talents!

Application deadline:
December 31, 2009

Geneva, Switzerland

The mission of artbygenève is to exhibit today's art in a relaxed and congenial atmosphere. Exhibitors from all over the world meet art lovers and collectors in the heart of Europe.

Last year's edition drew an audience in excess of 15 000 visitors. In 2010 we are expecting a significant increase.

artbygenève offers 4 programmes

- artbygalleries — a selection of galleries featuring emerging talents as well as established artists

- artbyfoundation — projects supported by the fair's foundation

- artbymedia —publishers, book stores, web, printed press, media organisations

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India film festival seeking film submissions from around the world (deadline December 31)

Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit short films and documentaries to an international film competition being held in Jaipur, India. Deadline: December 31.

The Jaipur International Film Festival will be judging films in two categories: short films, not exceeding 15 minutes, and documentaries, not exceeding 30 minutes.

Submissions must have been shot between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2009. If a film is in a language other than English or Hindi, English subtitles are required.

The Festival will designate a judging panel who will issue final decisions. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to directors and producers of winning submissions.

For more information and entry details, visit

from Art4Development

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Turkish film competition welcomes documentaries from around the world (deadline February 5)

The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation invites documentary films to a competition that will award both national and international documentary submissions. Deadline: February 5, 2010.

The International Documentary Film Competition aims to support both amateur and professional documentary film-makers.

In the national category, amateur entries should be a minimum of 15 minutes while professional entries should be at least 20 minutes. Films in this category should be in Turkish.

For international participants, entries should be a minimum of 25 minutes, and should be subtitled or dubbed in English.

Winners will be announced on March 19, 2010.

For more information, click here. The application form can be downloaded here.

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Film festival highlighting human rights invites entries (deadline December 10)

International human rights group Human Rights Watch is inviting filmmakers to submit works on human rights. Deadline: December 10.

According to the Human Rights Watch Web site, the International Film Festival has become a leading venue for distinguished fiction, documentary and animated films and videos with a distinctive human rights theme.

Selected films will be screened at a film festival in London from March 17 to 26, 2010 and in New York from June 10 to 24, 2010.

Interested applicants should fill in the online form:

For more information, click here:

from Art4Development

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Photos sought that capture change in Eastern Europe (deadline December 13)

Photographers in Eastern Europe are encouraged to submit photographs that capture changes over the past 20 years in Central and Eastern Europe, to a competition under the theme "20 Years after the Fall of the Iron Curtain." Deadline: December 13.

Photos are being accepted in four categories: Everyday life; Landscapes and Cityscapes; Democracy and Politics; and Industry and Economy.

The competition is open to people of all ages. Each applicant may submit up to four photographs, but no entrant can win more than one prize.

The competition is organized by media training group Transitions Online (TOL) For more information, click here.:

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Artists needed December 4th - Claremont Art Walk (Southern California)

Claremont Artwalk is the Village´s own art and music festival. Friday, December 4th the Claremont Village
will showcase the
talent of artists, artisans and musicians, many of whom have achieved
national and international acclaim. Please send your website /
portfolio information to if you are interested
in participating December 4, 2009 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Thank you!

from LA Culture Net

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Call for Submissions: HABLA (Los Angeles)

HABLA Underground, an artist collaborative, is currently
accepting submissions for its "Oh Mamá" exhibition which
opens on Saturday, December 12, 2009, during the next
Chinatown (Los Angeles) Quarterly Art Nite, when all 33
Chinatown art galleries have group openings. Exposure is

All are invited to apply. For guidelines, regarding
submissions, please visit the Members Page of the
HABLA Underground website at:

HABLA Underground: Harvesting Asian Black Latino Artists
is a collaborative of artists of all ethnicities
(Caucasian included) who are creating a platform in the
mainstream art world for the grossly underrepresented
voices of non-Caucasian artists and of art in general

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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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