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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Filmmakers invited to submit short films to festival in Germany (deadline February 15)

Filmmakers from across the world are invited to submit entries for the Hamburg International Short Film Festival which will take place June 1 to 7, 2010. Deadline to apply: February 15, 2010.

Alongside the festival program, a wide range of extra activities such as seminars, workshops, and panels on special topics will be available.

Winners will be notified by mid-May. If the original version of the film or video is in a language other than English or German, the film should be subtitled in English.

For more information and to apply, click here.

from Art4Development

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2010 Photo contest open to photojournalists worldwide (deadline January 14)

Photojournalists and professional photographers are invited to submit works to the 2010 World Press Photo contest. Deadline for submissions: January 14, 2010.

Entries may be entered as single images or stories/portfolios in ten categories: Spot News, General News, People in the News, Sports Action, Sports Feature, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Portraits, Arts and Entertainment and Nature.

Winning pictures will compose a traveling exhibition in more than 90 locations worldwide. In the 2009 World Press Photo Contest, 96,268 images were submitted by 5,508 photographers from 124 countries, according to the contest organizers.

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Youth Exchange on theatre: looking for project partners

CULTURE GOES EUROPE (CGE) - Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V.
Mr. David Petrovic
Iderhoffstraße 12
99085 Erfurt

skype: CGE - Erfurt e.V.
phone: +49 - 361 60 21 515
fax: +49 - 361 60 21 516
mail: (Info) (Vorstand / Board) ( Büro / Office)

Dear colleagues, partners and friends,

our organization is looking for project partners for the Youth Exchange with main title "Blue Dawn Platform". We will apply for the deadline of 1st of February. The exchange is part of the larger project, which will take place in Erfurt, Germany summer 2010. The exchange will last for 14 days.

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international videoart festival (deadline January 31)

From October 2009 to March 2010, will take place the 5th edition of Magmart | video under volcano, international videoart festival.
The Festival is realized in partnership with CAM - Casoria Contemporary Art Museum and PAN - Palazzo delle Arti Napoli.

Magmart festival's online media sponsor is the art news portal Visualcontainer is our other partner.

The Festival activity will end with the screening of all videos participant along three days, scheduled for March, at prestigious house of PAN - Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (,
in the midtown of city, followed by the screening of 30 selected videos at CAM - Casoria Contemporary Art Museum (,

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CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition

CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) runs the Environmental Photographer of the Year, which is one of the fastest growing photographic competitions in the world. In 2009 we received nearly 2,500 entries from photographers in over 60 countries.

This is a serious competition that seeks to celebrate photographers who use their ability to raise awareness of environmental and social issues. It is open to all professional and amateur international photographers of any ages and encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, experimental, resonant, original and beautiful.

The 2010 categories are:

Mott MacDonald's Changing Climates
The Natural World
Quality of Life
Innovation in the Environment (New)
The Underwater World (New)

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Call for Applications:CURATING ART

International Master Programme in Curating Art, including Management and Law, 120 ECTS credits

Next course starting August 2010
Application Deadline:
15th January, 2010

Curating Art specialises in the combination of art management, art history, law and practical curatorial work in a composition that is unusual in comparison to similar courses internationally. The academic level of the education is in keeping with the university environment. We encourage applications from persons within the academic field as well as with curatorial and artistic experience.

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Call for Artists: Night Dive at the Aquarium of the Pacific (deadline January 12)

Call for Artists: Night Dive at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Deadline: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all emerging artists working in Southern California. All forms of TWO-DIMENSIONAL painting, drawing, photography, graphics, printmaking, digital and installation art are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

Call for Art! The Aquarium of the Pacific is accepting images via JPEG format to be juried for its upcoming "Night Dive" event.

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Job: Collections Manager at The Wende Museum (Los Angeles)

THE WENDE MUSEUM was founded in 2002 to ensure that a comprehensive record of life, expression, and political developments in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union during the Cold War is preserved and accessible. Located in Culver City, CA, the Wende actively acquires and conserves artifacts, personal histories, and documentary materials, presents exhibitions and programs, and promotes scholarship and education. Visit to learn more.

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Call to Artists - LA and San Gabriel Valley Areas

The Altadena Library District is seeking artists of all mediums to
display their work in our Community Room. All experience levels,
individual artists, and collaborative teams are welcome.

Art Displays will be held monthly in 2010 (check for available months)

If you are interested, please send an email with a photos of your work
(small jpeg files please) or a link to your website to Tina Wallin @

The District reserves the right to decide what is appropriate for
display in the presence of minors. The Library reserves the right to
reject any part of the exhibit or to change the manner of display.

from LA Culture Net

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Job opportunity at the Los Angeles Opera

Assistant Director of Development, Major Gifts

The Los Angeles Opera has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Director of Development, Major Gifts who will be responsible for overseeing the patron program and implementing various strategies to acquire new donors and renewals of gifts. Some activities will include hosting meals with donors and prospects, attending performances, and otherwise representing the L.A. Opera in a positive fashion to the donor community.

Qualified candidates will have a BA or BS degree in a related field or equivalent experience in addition to at least 5 years of experience in development, especially for a non-profit arts organization. This position must be prepared to work nights and weekends as needed.

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