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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Contest seeking photo works of climate change (deadline August 31)

Amateur and professional photojournalists are invited to submit works to the photo contest which aims to raise awareness on environmental issues leading up to the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December. Deadline for submissions: August 31.

The contest, "Picture This: Caring for the Earth," aims to show the people of Africa as protectors of their environment. Entrants should have lived in a country of Africa for at least the past 12 months. Photos must have been taken between August 2007 and August 2009. Special attention will be given to photos that take into account the role that women can and do play in caring for the earth.

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Photo contest for gender equality seeks entries (deadline July 31)

As part of an initiative to promote gender equality in education, journalists in Asia Pacific are invited to submit photos to a contest under the theme "Reversing Realities: Seeking Gender Equality in Education." Deadline: July 31.

Photographs should depict gender equality in action in the contestant's country, should not have been published and must have been taken after 2000. Multiple entries are welcome.

Thirteen winning photographs will receive official certificates of merit and will be featured in an internationally distributed 'Gender in Education Calendar 2010.'

The contest is being jointly organized by UNESCO Bangkok and United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI), East Asia and Pacific and South Asia.

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Grant Funds Available for Arts in Healthcare Programs (deadline October 15)

Grant Funds Available for Arts in Healthcare Programs

Johnson & Johnson, working in partnership with the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, seeks to promote the use of the arts to enhance the healthcare experience for patients, their families, and caregivers. From 2001 - 2009, grants have been provided to 117 programs in the US and Canada representing leading models and initiatives in high quality healthcare through the use of arts. Proposals are now being sought from healthcare and/or arts organizations that have established arts in healthcare programs with evidence of initial impact.

For more information and eligibility requirements, please review the guidelines available at . Letter of Inquiry Deadline: October 15, 2009

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Indian filmmakers sought to teach in rural areas

Indian video and film production experts can apply to teach and train citizens in rural India to use video equipment for four to six months.

Trainers will work in community media centers in Goa, India, where poor and disadvantaged people are trained to create their own media content. Members will learn to be powerful communicators, journalists, filmmakers, advocates and leaders in their communities.

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UNICEF Contest seeks child rights videos from young filmmakers (deadline August 1)

Young filmmakers (under age 25) can submit one-minute videos for a contest to promote and protect children's interests. The deadline for submitting entries is August 1.

Video entries should show what child rights mean in a global, national or community sense, demonstrate how children's rights are not being fulfilled, or show where children are getting adequate rights.

Entries in all languages are welcome.

For more information, visit

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Double Vision: A Dual-Channel Video Festival

Double Vision: A Dual-Channel Video Festival
Wednesday October 28th, 2009

About The Festival:
This festival is to be screened at Herron School of Art and Design in the Basile Auditorium in conjunction with the photography and video exhibition Between History and Memory. Herron is located on the campus of Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The screening will take place on Wednesday October 28th, 2009.

About The Theme:
Two Channel video work is a style that is often included in exhibition format but rarely seen in a festival type screening; therefore this festival will exclusively feature this format. Works that truly experiment with the format are encouraged, but any two screen video work will be considered.


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NYFA - New York work & live/work NYC directory

The New York Foundation for the Arts is excited to encourage growth of
artist communities with a new directory focused just for them. Work
Space Classifieds was born, in part with a generous grant from the
Rockefeller Foundation and creative NYFA staffers who felt there was a
great need to find affordable work space and live/work in New York

This pilot program is the only directory focused on New York City
Visual Artists. Special features include images uploads, Google maps
by zip, and advance search “by neighborhood”. Plans have already
been made to broaden this service nationally in the future. For now,
NYFA Offers with this program free postings for visual artists seeking
space, and for landlords, developers, and or others who have this

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Call for Dancers - Canada

Presented by Vox Novus in collaboration with the Canadian
Electroacoustic Community, *60x60 Canada *is an annual project
containing 60 electroacoustic compositions from 60 Canadian composers,
each composition 60 seconds or less in duration.

After a year of (fixed-media) concerts and presentations around Canada
and abroad, the project takes an inter-artistic leap with three (and
rising) upcoming *60x60 dance shows in Montreal in November and December
2009 *with 60 dancers, multichannel audio, and video and image projection.

We are releasing a call for dancers who are interested in taking a part
in these shows* *and in the project



60×60 Dance is looking for proposals from choreographers, dancers and

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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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