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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Arab film festival calls for short films (deadline January 31)

Professional and amateur Arab filmmakers are invited to participate in a Al-Mutawasit Film Festival for Short Films. Deadline to apply: January 31, 2010.

The festival aims to discover and shed light on Arab talent. Participants can submit short films that were shot on equipment ranging from a professional to a cell phone camera.

For more information and to apply, click here.

from Art4Development

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Environmental photography competition open in Morocco

Moroccan photographers and photojournalists are invited to participate in a UNESCO-organized competition that aims to promote environmental preservation. Deadline to apply: February 15, 2010.

The competition seeks to promote awareness surrounding the preservation of natural resources and to support continuous sustainable development.

For more information (in Arabic), click here

or email

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Kenyan film festival seeking films on children and youth (deadline April 15)

A Kenyan film festival is seeking fictional, animated, drama, documentaries, experimental films and creatively packaged video games and music videos that provide strong role models to children and youth. The deadline is April 15, 2010.

The festival, called Lola Kenya Screen, showcases and awards films but also aims to place the audiovisual media tools in the hands of children and youth through trainings and workshops. The annual event will take place in August 2010.

For additional information, visit here:

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Australia film festival invites entries from around the world (deadline March 12)

Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit works to a film festival in Australia. The early bird deadline is January 29, 2010 and late entry is on March 12, 2010.

Films should be have been produced in 2009 and should have English subtitles if in another language.

The Melbourne International Film Festival is divided into two categories: short and feature films. Short films should be no longer than 30 minutes. Films longer than 30 minutes will be considered feature films. The film festival will be held July 23 to August 8, 2010 in Melbourne.

Entry fees varyfrom US$50 to $64.

For further information, click here:

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International Pre-Qualifying Competition for the Stavanger Region's New Concert Hall (deadline March 1)

International Pre-Qualifying Competition for the Stavanger Region's New Concert Hall

Deadline: To be postmarked on or before 1 March 2010


Solo artists and collaborating groups are hereby invited to take part in an international pre-qualifying round for a lighting project in the New Concert Hall in Stavanger, to be completed in 2012.

Stavanger New Concert Hall will be of a high international standard, and be centrally situated, close to other cultural institutions and two new music schools in the Bjergsted Park area of the city.

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Infrequency Editions (audio) accepting submissions

Infrequency Editions is currently accepting submissions of new audio works
dealing with the outer fringes and extremes of research into field recording,
sound phenomenon, and acoustic ecology. We are specifically interested in work
which stretches the boundaries of these and similar themes.

Work for consideration should be made available for download as high quality MP3
(do not email attached files) and be accompanied by an artist CV and written
introduction to the work submitted. Please email us with a link to your work at
info (at) infrequency (dot) org

Thank you,
Jamie Drouin


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Montehermoso 2010 Art and Research Grants (deadline: March 31st, 2010)

Centro Cultural
Montehermoso Kulturunea
Fray Zacarías Martínez, 2
01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz

MONTEHERMOSO 2010 Art and Research Grants

The Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, in accordance with its desire to support creation and research in contemporary art and thought, announces a call for entries for a series of grants. The objective of this initiative, which is promoted by the Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council, is to facilitate the production of thirteen selected projects in the following categories: Art Project Production, Curatorship, Research and Film Scripts. Authors of any nationality, regardless of age, can present their projects individually or collectively.


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The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY 2010 residencies, deadline Mar. 1

2010 Artist in Residence Program: The Byrdcliffe Arts Colony / The
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, located in the Catskill Mountains, Woodstock, NY
USA. Founded as an Arts & Crafts community in 1903, it has been a haven for
visual artists, potters, writers, crafts people, musicians and theatre
artists for almost a century. The Residency Program offers writers, visual
artists and composers one-month residencies from June-September. The cost
per 4 week session is $300. (Playwrights US citizens only may apply for the
Handel Fellowship.) (Writers under the age of 35, who need financial
assistance, may apply for a $100 scholarship from The Patterson Fund.)
Fellowships available for artists!!

Deadline: March 01, 2010

Application fee: $35 USD

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Kharkov Municipal Art Gallery call for proposals, Ukraine, deadline February 1


Kharkiv Municipal Art Gallery opens the competition for the V Festival of
Youth Projects NON STOP MEDIA.
Dates of the Festival first weeks of April 2010.

We announce an open preliminary competition the winners of which will be
pronounced by the competent jury, and will have the right to display their
works during Festival’s competition program. 25 projects will be selected
and will make up the base of the program.

The main goal of the Festival is to provoke and motivate young authors to
project-based art creation. Therefore, the project-oriented thinking,
professionalism in implementing project idea, innovation, taboo overcoming
(art, social…) and “contemporary language” will be the key priority in

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ICI (Independent Curators International) launches training intensive for aspiring curators (deadline March 12)

Program Dates: June 6 - 15, 2010

Application Deadline:
March 12, 2010

Building on its history as a hub for curatorial ideas, ICI is supporting a new generation of curators to develop exhibition proposals.

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