ASCI International Open Call — BRAIN Art-Science Exhibition

16th international art-sci juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. will be held at the New York Hall of Science October 11, 2014 – March 29, 2015

Entry Deadline: August 24, 2014

From ASCI:

A new openness from science practitioners and a desire for public engagement with their research findings, has created a plethora of recent art+neuroscience activities including: the new scientific field of Neuroaesthetics; “The Beautiful Brain: Art and Science of the Human Mind” online forum; The Interalia Magazine dedicated to the interactions between the arts, sciences, and consciousness; “Neuroscience Art” exhibitions mounted at The Society of Neuroscience annual meetings; and a 2014 production of a planetarium journey, the NEURODOME, that utilizes the data visualization tools of astronomy to depict high-resolution imagery of the brain.

With this exhibition, “SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: The Brain,” Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) and the New York Hall of Science, want to display the aesthetic results of human curiosity about the brain (human or other). We seek stunning, two-dimensional images of original art (executed in any visual media), inspired or informed by any aspect of the brain or new discoveries in neuroscience.

READ FULL ANNOUNCEMENT [web]
Competition Guidelines [web]
ASCI.org [web]

Call for Residency Proposals – IMERA (2015 and 2016)

IMéRA receives researchers and artists under residence schemes of 3 to 12 months (depending on calls for applications); it also accommodates a few multi-disciplinary teams with a collective project for short duration stays. Residents work on their own research projects in connection with Aix-Marseille teams and research centres.

From R. Malina Blog:

Deadline : April 7, 2014

IMéRA (Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University) is issuing calls for applications for residencies in 2015 and 2016 :

Call for individual applications opened to scientists and artists, for residence schemes scheduled between 23 February 2015 and 13 July 2016 (duration 5 or 10 months);
Call for team applications opened to scientists and artists, for residence schemes scheduled between 23 February 2015 and 13 July 2016 (duration 2, 3 or 4 weeks) ;
In connection with the LabexMed programme, call for individual applications opened to scientists for residence schemes scheduled between 15 September 2014 and 17 July 2015 (duration 5 or 10 months).

IMéRA residence proposals are open to researchers (senior and junior) of all origins in terms of nationality and disciplines. IMéRA will consider applicants from the Mediterranean rims in a particularly favourable way.

Applications can only be submitted on IMéRA’s website (www.imera.fr).

Call for Proposals | Art Without Limits: Farther Regions

The Texas Tech University School of Art Serial Experiments in Artist-Curated Micro-Exhibitions presents Art Without Limits : Farther Regions Curated by Carson Murdach in collaboration with Earthbound Moon.

Deadline: March 24, 2014

“Artists can get discouraged and their art-making interrupted by practicalities like deadlines, proper studio space, available resources, technology and the biggest heartbreak of all; not enough money. What if an artist was presented with the possibility to create a work of art without these limitations? What if that artist had financial backing, equipment, materials, manpower and experienced technicians ready to take direction and create their vision? What if that artist’s work wasn’t limited by the fact that they live on the planet, Earth, in the year 2014 and are subjected to physical laws?

Art Without Limits: Farther Regions explores what is possible for artists when they are released from practical, economical and physical constraints. What can be accomplished without limitations of natural laws, moral codes or current technologies? Art Without Limits will give artists resources to execute their dream-projects. Artists often create work that is determined by the walls around them. Art making is often a problem that needs to be solved. We would like to solve that problem. You can create art anywhere in the Universe! Show us your gallery inside of a volcano, your sculpture on top of the Great Pyramids,float your work on top of the largest storm in the solar system or Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Unbound by the physical realities of the here and now, the sky is not your limit!

Earthbound Moon seeks proposals from around the world for fantastically imaginative and absurdly inventive site oriented artworks. You have artistic immunity; you have every resource you need. Indulge us!

Proposals will be exhibited in April 2014 at Texas Tech University.

The requirements of the Artist proposal are outlined simply as:

  • CV
  • Rendering of the theoretical artwork.
  • Return envelope with return postage
  • Description of the artwork that can be as long or as short as the artist wishes.
  • No entry fee.

Deadline March 24, 2014

Please send Proposals to:
Art Without Limits ℅ Carson Murdach
1627 Marion St. NW #2
Washington, DC 20001

Questions? Contact carson@earthboundmoon.com
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/SOA/nav/landmark/currentprograms.php
http://www.earthboundmoon.com/

Works will not be returned without stamped return envelope.

ASCI International Open Call – ScienceInspiresArt 2013: THE COSMOS 15th Annual Art-Science Exhibition

Seeking stunning images of original art created in any media and inspired by astronomy (including astrophysics, astrochemistry, astrobiology, astrogeology), questions of cosmology, extra-terrestrials, or the nature of matter and/or time in relation to universal laws.

DEADLINE: July 21, 2013

15th International Art-Sci juried exhibition will be held at the New York Hall of Science
August 31, 2013 – March 2, 2014

Organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.
Public Reception: Nov.10, 2013, 3-5pm

More Information and How to Enter the Competition [web]

Call for Submissions: 2013 Subtle Technologies

What questions arise, now that creating life (once believed to be the role of immortal beings) is in the hands of modern science?

From Subtle Technologies:

  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Festival dates: June 8 & 9, 2013
  • Submission deadline: February 25, 2013

“In 2013, Subtle Technologies will be holding its 16th Annual Festival in Toronto.

Our symposium, performances, workshops, screenings, exhibitions and networking sessions provide a forum to explore ideas and pose questions at the intersection of art, science and technology. Subtle Technologies is known internationally for presenting artists and scientists whose work is at the leading edge of their respective disciplines and creating a space for dialogue that will lead to future discussions and collaborations.

Our 2013 festival takes place on June 8th and 9th at various venues throughout Toronto. In 2013 we will be exploring the theme of Immortality. Through history, concepts of immortality have had an important place in virtually all spiritual and philosophical traditions. As we have with past festival themes, we will be exploring this year’s theme from a broad perspective bridging art, science and society. We encourage and welcome submissions that explore ideas of immortality that arise from outside the Western framework. There are a number of areas related to immortality that we would like to probe during this year’s festival.

The average life expectancy continues to climb in many parts of the world and there are those who believe we can and should push this threshold ever higher. While many see physical life extension as the route to immortality, there are others who believe immortality can be achieved by merely preserving an individual’s consciousness, through either biological or digital means. If consciousness could be digitally represented, could a person “live” forever in a virtual world? We want to look at the science behind life extension as well as the numerous philosophical, ethical, practical and social questions that arise. These sciences include the realms of cyborgs, life extension through pharmacological means, cryogenic preservation and ideas surrounding the collection of an individual’s connectome – the complete mapping and re-creation of a brain’s electrical structure…”

READ THE FULL CALL [web]
Subtle Technologies [web]

Call For Proposals: Art Works – NEA

Supporting multidisciplinary art-science collaborations.

DEADLINE: March 07, 2013

From National Endowment for the Arts:

“The guiding principle of “Art Works” is at the center of everything we do at the NEA. “Art Works” refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field.

To make “art work,” the NEA has included the advancement of innovation as a core component of its mission as a way to ensure the vitality of the arts. We recognize that arts and design organizations are often in the forefront of innovation in their work and strongly encourage innovative projects which are characterized as those that:

  • Are likely to prove transformative with the potential for meaningful change, whether in the development or enhancement of new or existing art forms, new approaches to the creation or presentation of art, or new ways of engaging the public with art;
  • Are distinctive, offering fresh insights and new value for their fields and/or the public through unconventional solutions; and
  • Have the potential to be shared and/or emulated, or are likely to lead to other advances in the field.

WEBINAR – VIEW NEA ART/SCIENCE GRANT WORKSHOP [web]
ART + SCIENCE = OPPORTUNITY [web]
READ MORE ABOUT THE NEA CFP [web]

Call for Papers: Science, Engineering, Art and Design Collaboration

SEAD Call for White Papers on Issues Facing the International Community Seeking to Enhance Collaboration Among the Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design.”

Deadline: August 15, 2012

“The US National Science Foundation -funded Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design (SEAD: http://sead.viz.tamu.edu/) is issuing an open International Call for White Papers from the community. The Principal Investigator is Carol LaFayette of Texas A&M University.

We are seeking to survey concerns, roadblocks and opportunities, and solicit recommendations for enhancing collaboration among sciences, engineering, arts and design. These position papers will be submitted as part of a report to NSF and the community from the SEAD network in the summer of 2013. With grateful appreciation for US funding, we recognize that activity connecting the sciences, engineering, arts, and design is international and, furthermore, that global involvements are essential in today’s economy. Therefore we are interested both in what US collaborators can learn from experiences in other countries, and vice versa, and also in how to foster collaborations that bridge beyond regions to nations. Cultural cross-fertilization via the SEAD network – whether from disciplinary, organizational or ethnic perspectives – is a vital component of our purpose and goals…”

READ FULL ANNOUNCEMENT [web]
SEAD White Paper Guidelines [web]
About SEAD [web]