Call for artists
Those interested in applying to the East Ninth Project’s associate artist program can access the RFQ online at the city’s website. Submissions are due Monday at 4 p.m.
Gallery opens doors for emerging artists
OPEN TO ARTISTS: The exhibition launch for Pathogenesis: Marita Macklin, E3 art space 2011. Applications are open August 1 for next year’s gallery spaces.
At the gallery
IT IS time to put your creative thinking hat on as applications for the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, community exhibition spaces open August 1 and close October 31.
The Links Gallery and E3 art space 2016 exhibition programs seek to reflect the rich diversity of contemporary art practices and support artists across the Riverina.
The Links Gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to established artists from Wagga and the Riverina region.
The E3 art space is a separate space that will need to be minded in person.
This exhibition space is designed to offer emerging artists and recent graduates from the Riverina region the opportunity to exhibit and develop their skills in a regional gallery.
Application forms and proposal guidelines for both the Links Gallery and the E3 art space will be available at the Gallery from August 1.
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All applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposals with the gallery’s curatorial team.
Non-profit converts public buildings across New York into affordable studio spaces
As rents in New York reach dizzying heights, the city government has pledged $10m to Spaceworks, a non-profit dedicated to converting overlooked, publicly-owned buildings into affordable studio space for artists. The organisation plans to use the money to launch its most ambitious project yet: 50,000 square feet of affordable studios and community art spaces across two sites in the Bronx. The $10m capital allocation will take effect in 2017 and 2018.
“It’s a borough that is clearly under-resourced in terms of creative space,” says Paul Parkhill, Spaceworks’ executive director. He is also hiring a full-time community organiser based in the area “to make sure there is a grassroots conversation early on, so people know what is happening”.
Spaceworks, which was established in 2011 with support from the former mayor Michael Bloomberg, also opened a 4,400 sq. ft community art space in Brooklyn’s Williamsburgh Library last month. The venue, which was retrofitted with a $650,000 grant from the city’s department of cultural affairs, houses three visual art studios available for between $200 and $400 per month, a performance space and a classroom for public programmes. The organisation received 218 applications for the three studios; winners were sel ected by lottery.
In addition, Spaceworks is preparing to convert a former school on Governors Island in the Upper New York Bay into 40 artist studios and a performance space, which will add an additional 20,000 sq. feet to its portfolio. Parkhill estimates that Spaceworks needs to operate “in the ballpark” of 100,000 to 150,000 sq. ft of studio space in order to be self-sufficient. “To have a citywide impact long term, we have to do this at scale,” he says.