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The School of Making Thinking / Residency Program for Artists and Academics

Dear Students:

This announcement was sent directly to Draper as the organizers thought it would be of particular interest to our students. Please note, however, that the School of Making Thinking is not affiliated with Draper or NYU.

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The School of Making Thinking / Residency Program for Artists and Academics

Application deadline: April 1, 2012
APPLICATION AND PROGRAM INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE AT:
http://www.theschoolofmakingthinking.com

LOCATION: The Yellow House B&B (near Roscoe, NY)


Organizers: Aaron Finbloom, Abraham Nowitz, Claire Epstein

Program dates:

Session A June 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012

Session B July 2, 2012 – July 15, 2012

Session C July 16, 2012 – July 30, 2012

Email contact: aaron.finbloom@gmail.com

The School of Making Thinking (SMT) is a summer residency program where artists and academics think, create, and live together in a communal setting. SMT’s mission is to create a unique environment where participants are able to create original work that challenges disciplinary conventions of art-making and thinking.

Our program asks: How does art deepen thought and provoke questioning? And how is thinking enacted through creative mediums? By bringing artists and academics together in an interdisciplinary space, SMT seeks to blur the line between these two conventionally distinct practices and to challenge the limits of each.

The School of Making Thinking sets itself apart from traditional residency programs in three important respects.

First, SMT participants hail from a far more diverse range of disciplines. Our alumni are botanists, dancers, playwrights, painters, poets, philosophers, fiction writers, audio documentarians, filmmakers, performance artists, and PhD candidates from English and American Studies departments. Second, collaboration is an essential component of each participant’s project. Third, SMT is a school in which participants teach and learn from one another.

Applicants are asked to submit a project proposal. It may be a work-in-progress, a brand new idea, or a work in its final stages. Completion of one’s project during the residency is not the goal. Rather, the focus at SMT is placed on development, exploration and experimentation. Projects vary greatly, but generally include three essential components. First, each project asks a fundamental question about ourselves or our world. (How do the stories we tell shape our experience of the world? What is a good death? How do biological brain activity and emotional response interact as memories are recalled?) Second, each project seeks to answer its question through one or more creative / intellectual practices—research, writing, conversation, photography, building, painting, meditation, filmmaking, performance, etc. Third, each project includes a collaborative component through which the rest of the SMT community can participate, challenge and contribute to the work.

Please visit our website for more information-

www.theschoolofmakingthinking.com

Call for Proposals, Triple Canopy, Due February 13

Proposals are due by midnight on Monday, February 13, 2012 for Triple Canopy’s third annual call for proposals. Commissions will be considered under six project areas and published in the course of the next year. Artistic, editorial, and technical staff will work closely with contributors as they develop the best approach to realizing their projects on the Web, from the conceptual phase to the design and technological production. Recipients receive:

• Three to six months of artistic, editorial, and technical support
• Honorarium of up to $300 as well as material costs
• Opportunity to present the project to an audience in the form of a reading, workshop, or discussion
• Opportunity for inclusion in our annual print publication, Invalid Format: An Anthology of Triple Canopy, as well as our ongoing broadsheet series
• Archiving and long-term maintenance of the final project by technical staff

Triple Canopy welcomes artist projects that treat the Internet as a medium and seek to develop ideas that engage with—but reach beyond—its specific qualities and attendant modes of readership and viewership; artful reporting, intelligible philosophizing, distinctive fictionalizing and the like. Because of Triple Canopy’s unique interface we encourage writers not to be bound by the standard styles of magazine, art, and academic writing.

Applicants will be notified by March 1 whether their proposals have reached the second round of review. Commission recipients will be announced on April 3. Projects will be developed in collaboration with Triple Canopy for publication in the online magazine (or live presentation in New York) between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

View our submission guidelines »

View past commission recipients »

Triple Canopy: Annual Call for Proposals from Artists & Writers

Triple Canopy is pleased to announce its third annual call for proposals. Commissions will be considered under six project areas and published in the course of the next year. Artistic, editorial, and technical staff will work closely with contributors as they develop the best approach to realizing their projects on the Web, from the conceptual phase to the design and technological production.

Recipients receive:



• Three to six months of artistic, editorial, and technical support 


• Honorarium of up to $300 as well as material costs 


• Opportunity to present the project to an audience in the form of a reading, workshop, or discussion 


• Opportunity for inclusion in our annual print publication, Invalid Format: An Anthology of Triple Canopy, as well as our ongoing broadsheet series 


• Archiving and long-term maintenance of the final project by technical staff

Triple Canopy welcomes artist projects that treat the Internet as a medium and seek to develop ideas that engage with—but reach beyond—its specific qualities and attendant modes of readership and viewership; artful reporting, intelligible philosophizing, distinctive fictionalizing and the like. Because of Triple Canopy’s unique interface we encourage writers not to be bound by the standard styles of magazine, art, and academic writing.

Applications are due by midnight on Monday, February 13, 2012. Applicants will be notified by March 1 whether their proposals have reached the second round of review. Commission recipients will be announced on April 3. Projects will be developed in collaboration with Triple Canopy for publication in the online magazine (or live presentation in New York) between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

View our submission guidelines »

View past commission recipients »

Triple Canopy is an online magazine, workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities. Working collaboratively with writers, artists, and researchers, Triple Canopy facilitates projects that engage the Internet’s specific characteristics as a public forum and as a medium, one with its own evolving practices of reading and viewing, economies of attention, and modes of interaction. In doing so, Triple Canopy is charting an expanded field of publication, drawing on the history of print culture while acting as a hub for the exploration of emerging forms and the public spaces constituted around them. Triple Canopy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

Triple Canopy gratefully acknowledges The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, The Buddy Taub Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, Chamber Music America, The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Experimental TV Center, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Council for the Humanities, New York State Council on the Arts, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, and the Orphiflamme Foundation, as well as the many individuals and in-kind contributors who have generously given their support.

Cultures Of Resistance: Artists On Arts & Activism

“Cultures Of Resistance” — Artists On Arts & Activism
Suheir Hammad, Sidd Joag, Iara Lee, Paul D. Miller


Workshop | Film Screening | Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
RSVP to WORKSHOP and FILM/PANEL:
www. apa.nyu.edu | apa.rsvp@nyu.edu | 212.992.9653

FREE and open to the public.


A/P/A Institute asks four artists — Suheir Hammad, Sidd Joag, Iara Lee and Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) — to explore the idea of being “the change they want to see” as set forth by filmmaker Iara Lee in her film “Cultures of Resistance.” The workshop, screening and discussion will provide launching points for artists, scholars and community to come together in discussion on artistsʼ roles in global change and resistance.

WORKSHOP with Artist Sidd Joag, freeDimensional
NYU Institute for Public Knowledge
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
3:00PM-5:00PM


Artist Sidd Joag of freeDimensional will facilitate a workshop on its new region-specific model for providing distress services to artists and culture workers in areas of conflict. Participants will engage with the concept, purpose, structure and outcomes of Regional Triage Teams – network activators designed to advocate for and access resources on behalf of artists facing political repression as a result of their activist work.

FILM “Cultures of Resistance” dir. Iara Lee
NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
24 West 12th Street, Auditorium
6:00PM-7:30PM


Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be weapons of peace? In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, travelling over five continents, Lee encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change. This is their story. From Iran, where graffiti and rap became tools in fighting government repression, to Burma, where monks acting in the tradition of Gandhi take on a dictatorship, moving on to Brazil, where musicians reach out to slum kids and transform guns into guitars, and ending in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, where photography, music, and film have given a voice to those rarely heard, “Cultures of Resistance” explores how art and creativity can be ammunition in the battle for peace and justice.

PANEL DISCUSSION
NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò,
24 West 12th Street, Auditorium
7:30PM-9PM


The film is the launching point for the post-screening panel featuring filmmaker Iara Lee (“Cultures of Resistence”), Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky on the Vanuatu Pacifica Project and Tanna Center for the Arts), poet Suheir Hammad, and artist Sidd Joag. The panel will explore the role of the artist in a global society, including that of the diasporic artist. The panel will be moderated by NYU Tisch School of the Artsʼ Art & Public Policy Program chair Randy Martin.

Co-sponsored by: The Institute for Public Knowledge; Tisch School of the Arts’ Art & Public Policy Program; NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions; NYU Students for Justice in Palestine; and the NYU Center for Media, Culture and History

Calling All Queens-Based Artists!

Queens International 2012 Open Call

Calling all artists living or working in Queens!

Submit your artists’ materials to be considered for Queens International 2012 at the Queens Museum of Art. A tradition since 2001, Queens International is a biennial of artists living and/or working in Queens which brings together a vibrant borough through contemporary visual art in all media. An ambitious look at a borough’s dynamic and growing community of artists that now reaches from Corona to Long Island City, from Ridgewood to Little Neck, and from Douglaston to Rockaway. Queens International historically featured between 40 and 60 artists and produced a small, well-regarded catalogue.

Past Queens International participants include Judith Barry, Cheng Chi Chang, Rosemarie Fiore, Tommy Hartung, Leslie Hewitt, Zhang Huan, Ryan Humphrey, Emily Jacir, Wardell Milan, Clifford Owens, Alejandro Alamanza Pereda, and Liz Phillips, among many others.

Click here to read about previous Queens Internationals.
Queens International 2012 will open in February 2012.

Application deadline for artists’ materials: September 9, 2011
Physical submissions will be returned without viewing. Submissions made in-person will not be viewed. Only online submissions will be accepted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Click here to submit to Queens International 2012