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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Celebrate Puppetry - Booths Available - Open Call for Artists...

This is an open call to anyone interested in participating in the Sixth Annual Celebrate Puppetry Festival on Saturday June 6th from 4:00 to 10:00 PM at the McGroarty Arts Center in Tujunga.

We are looking for vendors, performers, and workshop artists. Non-profit Arts Organizations are also welcome to participate. We have modest artist fees available. If you are interested, please send a note off list to, with your proposed activity and a link to your webpage or send info to me privately. Thanks!

Puppet makers or vendors of general varieties are also welcome. Our booth fees are very reasonable, and they can be waived if you are able to offer workshops on and off during the day.

More information can be found at:

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Public Art Opportunity, Ojai, CA (deadline May 18)

Changing Art Sculpture Program Request for Proposals

The City of Ojai is looking for artists to submit proposals for the Changing
Sculpture site at the Ojai Arcade Plaza. Previous artists who have been
featured include Bret Price, Bill McEwen, Bob Privett, Christopher Lee,
Michael Pedziwiatr, and Ahde Lahti/Douglas Bungert. This program has brought
valuable exposure for the artists and is a great opportunity for the public
to view a variety of sculpture. The City invites all local and regional
artists to submit their work to be considered for this annual program, which
runs from June 2009 to May 2010.

In general, the base support for a three-dimensional work will accommodate a
piece weighing no more than 700 pounds with a maximum height of 10-12 feet

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Paid Summer Internships in Arts in Los Angeles

125 Paid Summer Internships in the Arts Available through the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program

Los Angeles County, through its Arts Commission, has given grants totaling $500,000 to 95 performing, literary, media and municipal arts organizations throughout Los Angeles County to support paid internships for college undergraduates in summer 2009.

Descriptions of and contacts for the 125 internship positions are posted on the Arts Commission's web site. Go to, click on Internships, then 2009 Internship Positions.

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Intersection Dance Project is seeking collaborators (LA area)

Seeking Collaborators

Intersection Dance Project is seeking collaborators for a Summer 2009 project. We are searching for musicians, visual artists, scientists, philosophers, actors , writers…ANYONE who is interested in seeing their professional endeavors or interests realized through movement. Intersection Dance is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit dance company that seeks to bring artists of all disciplines together in collaboration for community education. If you are interested in developing a collaborative work with us, email Please include your contact information, CV and a brief statement about why this project interests you. Check us out on the web at

from LA Culture Net

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Film festival in Mexico to focus on documentary production (deadline May 15)

An International Documentary Film Festival, known as DOCSDF and scheduled for October 15 to 24 in Mexico City, is inviting filmmakers, producers and directors to submit their best works by May 15.

This year's festival has nine categories: best international documentary; best Iberoamerican documentary; best Mexican documentary; best TV documentary; best international short documentary; best Mexican short documentary; best photography; best Mexican documentary on education; and best documentary on the environment.

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Viver Brasil Dance Company Audition (Thursday, May 7 - LA area)

Viver Brasil Dance Company Audition

"Viver intoxicating foray into the exotic...pyrotechnic
physicality"... LA Times

WHEN Thursday, May 7, from 7:30-9:30pm

WHERE: Lula Washington Dance Theatre Studio, Studio B, 3773
Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9001Artistic Directors Linda Yudin and
Luiz Badaró are seeking two male dancers and 1 female dancer for the
upcoming ’09 – ’10 Season. Rehearsals begin on May 14, 2009 with
performances in July through December. Performances include the Ford
Amphitheater, Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena, Redlands Bowl, Redlands,
CA and Guadalajara, Mexico. Potential performers must be available
on Monday and Thursday evenings, Saturday and Sunday
afternoons.Dancers should have a strong modern dance technique with

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Poetry Victims - Guest Artist Ed Baker

Volume 6, Issue 6 of Poetry Victims is now online, featuring art by Ed Baker and Poetry by Dorien Grey.

Check it out!


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Page of Swords, Veryshopped; coloredpencil on card, pho'shpt; 2005-2009

Page of Swords, Veryshopped; coloredpencil on card, pho'shpt; 2005-2009

drew myself a deck on 3x5 index cards years ago and since been dolling them up.

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REM vision

REM vision
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Call for Submissions: Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations of Day of the Dead (deadline August 1)

From October 19 to November 27, 2009, El Pueblo Historical Monument
will present Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations of Day of the
Dead. Sacred Memories follows El Pueblo $B!G (Bs acclaimed 2007 exhibition
which explored celebrations that venerate the departed including Dia de
los Muertos, first observed by the indigenous people of Latin America,
China $B!G (Bs Qingming, and other rituals practiced in United States,
Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Artists are asked to submit for
consideration two and three-dimensional work (including ofrendas/altars)
that examines rituals honoring the deceased and/or pays tribute to
departed ancestors.

Submissions should be sent to:
History Division, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 400

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