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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Call For Work: submissions for Letters on Sounds

Luvsound is now accepting submissions of new writing on sound for a
forthcoming online (and possibly short-run print) journal called Letters
on Sounds.

We're interested especially in writing on the practice of making,
listening, and living with sound from artists who work primarily with
sound. Please do not submit album reviews or other similar work.

Letters on Sounds hopes to be a platform for people working in new ways
with sound, especially as that might relate to a particular community,
to share their approaches and experiences with others of a like mind.

To submit, please send a short email to with a two to
ten sentence description of your piece, as well as a brief biographical

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Fundación Telefónica opens the call for Life International Awards VIDA, in its twelfth edition.

VIDA 12.0 rewards works of art developed with artificial life technologies and their associated disciplines, such as robotics and artificial intelligence works and projects that have emergent behaviour that evolve over time, react to their surroundings and seem to have own life. A total of 80,000 euros will be given as price; 40,000 in the category of the 3 best works completed, and another 40,000 as an incentive to production for undone projects. Winners will be selected by an international jury composed by Daniel Canogar, José Carlos Mariátegui, Monica Bello, Sally Jane Norman, Simon Penny and Karin Olenschläger.

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Applications Available July 14

Application Deadline August 17

Grant Awards Announced by October 1

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the City of Los Angeles
Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) have each received $250,000 in
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds from the National Endowment
for the Arts (NEA). In accordance with the NEA guidelines, these funds
will provide grants to nonprofit arts organizations in the region to
preserve jobs in the arts sector. These local arts agencies were the
only two that received funds to re-grant in the state of California.

Arts organizations eligible to apply for NEA Recovery Funds from the
Arts Commission or DCA must have:

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Want an award for your cool artists' space?

Below is information/application details re. *Leveraging Investments in
Creativity's (LINC)* open application for awards recognizing innovation and
best practices in the development of artist spaces. Thank you in advance for
spreading the word about this important program across your vast network of
arts and cultural organizations.


In November 2009, up to five winning projects will receive MetLife
Innovative Space Awards (ISA) ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. Made
possible through a funding collaborative of the Ford Foundation and the
Metlife Foundation, the Awards will recognize and promote successful artist
spaces that exhibit innovation, affordability, sustainability and positive
community impact. Winning projects will demonstrate the role that

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The Los Angeles County Arts Commission will accept applications for arts education programs to be listed on starting July 15, 2009.

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LA Teaching Artists underrepresented in TARP - survey!

Los Angeles Area teaching artists at risk
of being underrepresented in TARP

Sign up NOW!

The Teaching Artist Research Project (TARP) may ultimately lack important data on Los Angeles Area teaching artists because so few have signed up. TARP knows there is huge population are out there. Don't let our teaching artist community be excluded on our own account! Sign up now!

The Los Angeles Area is one of the focus areas in this national survey of teaching artists. If you are a teaching artist or if you manage a program that hires teaching artists, please register at the study website.

Teaching Artist Research Project

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Call for Submissions: Night Hawks (deadline July 24)

When trouble needs to be stirred up,
NightHawksLA come out to play.

NightHawksLA is currently taking visual art submissions for our upcoming
show "NightHawksLA Presents" August 1st.

If your work has an eerie, antiquey, yet disturbingly sexy feel to it,
please submit some samples or links to by
Friday, July 24th


NightHawksLA Presents
An evening of Art and Music
Where Lounge
1519 Griffith Park Blvd.
Silverlake, CA 90026
$10 cover

Featuring Music by:
Cat Hair Ensemble
Holland Greco
Fish Circus

And Art by:
Debra Bianculli
Joey Mason
Dominic Quagliozzi

and so much more . . .

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2009 California Documentary Project: Grants for film, radio and... (deadline October 1)

The California Council for the Humanities

Guidelines for the 2009 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant are
now available at . CDP is a
competitive grants program of the California Council for the Humanities
in partnership with the Skirball Foundation. CDP supports
humanities-based film, radio and new media projects that document the
California experience and explore issues of significance to
Californians. Projects must enhance our understanding of California and
its cultures, peoples and histories, and be suitable for California and
national audiences.

Grants are offered in the following categories:

Production grants
Film and radio up to $50,000
New media up to $20,000

Research & Development grants

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Get paid to make a mural! (LA area - deadline July 31)

San Pedro Service Center

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission's Civic Art Program is seeking an artist or artist team to design and execute an exterior mural for the San Pedro Service Center in downtown San Pedro (769 West Third Street). This is a great opportunity to potentially involve youth in the design and/or implementation of the artwork. The deadline for the application is July 31, 2009.

An all-inclusive budget of $13,500 includes artist fees, liability insurance, fabrication and installation.

This opportunity is only open to artists who live or work in San Pedro, and who have a strong affinity with the San Pedro community.

To see the full RFQ, go to

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Open Call: Gallery at the End of the World (Los Angeles area)

Gallery at the end of the world is hosting open calls to artists for
its september 3,4,5,6th exhibition.
open calls will be held july 11, 18, 25 and aug 1st from 12-5pm
bring in a small sample of your work, we take all types of medium!

The Underground Art Society and the GATEOW is a non profit organization,
we charge a small co-op fee to reserve your space and a 20% commission
on sales during the exhibit.


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