The Royal Society: 2015 Art/Science Call for Proposals

As part of its Summer Science Exhibition, The Royal Society is opening a call for proposals for an art/science exhibit around the theme of ‘Light’.

Deadline: March 20, 2015

“The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition showcases the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology research. It provides a unique opportunity for members of the public to interact with scientists and ask them questions about their work.

The Summer Science Exhibition 2015 will be held from 29 June – 5 July at the Royal Society, London. The Exhibition houses 22 exhibits showcasing cutting edge science, as well as a series of public events.

The Exhibition is the Society’s main public event of the year and is open to members of the general public as well as students and teachers, scientists, policymakers and the media. Last year the Exhibition saw over 14,000 visitors during the week.

In addition to the scientific exhibits and events, the Society hosts an art/science exhibition, which aims to enlighten and inspire. The theme of the art exhibit will be Light, in celebration of the International Year of Light…”

VIEW FULL CFP [www, pdf]

Open Call / Microbes as Material Workshop

Exploring Artistic Practice using Microbiological Systems Workshop, Lancaster University

Deadline: Feb. 27, 2015

The Biomedical and Life Sciences (BLS) Division at Lancaster University is opening its doors to artists who want to explore the theory and practice of microbiological processes. This is a unique opportunity for five UK artists to experience hands-on work in the microbiology research labs during a two day workshop. The workshop is produced in partnership with the Insight research group, Live@LICA and Abandon Normal Devices, and is funded by The Society for General Microbiology.

The aim of the workshop is to bring artists and scientists together as equal partners with a view to developing new hybrid projects and proposals in the arts and to explore the idea of the science lab as an artists studio. We will be exploring several themes; Linguistic communication and social intelligence of bacteria; selective growth and killing; performativity in the microbiology research lab. We are keen to explore how artists and scientists understand the materials they work with through practical actions and conceptual framing of the scientific process.

READ FULL CALL [web]

BIO ART & DESIGN AWARD – 2015 Open Call

The award highlights and explores exciting new intersections among design, artistic practice and the life sciences.

Deadline: February 02, 2015

“Artists and designers interested in the life sciences are invited to propose new projects for funding. The BIO ART & DESIGN AWARD (previously called the DA4GA) grants three awards, each of them is €25.000, to fully realize a new work of art or design that pushes the boundaries of research application and creative expression. Winning proposals are developed in collaboration with a Dutch research institution over several months then exhibited to the public in MU Art Space in Eindhoven at the end of the year.

To be eligible for the award you must have graduated no longer than five years ago from a design or art program at either the Masters or Bachelors level. Applicants are encouraged to relate their proposals to recent advances in the life sciences, including (but not limited to) those within specialties such as biomedicine, synthetic biology and ecology…”

More information and to apply [web]

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]