The 2020 National Flash Fiction Day Competition is open for entries until 15 April
Entries should be previously unpublished and no more than 300 words
(excluding title). The entry fee is $10 per story or $24 for 3 stories.
Prizes are: First - $1000; Second - $400; Third - $100. The winners will be announced on
National Flash Fiction Day, 22 June. Electronic submissions only. For full guidelines and
how to submit, go to: https://nationalflash.org/competition/?utm_source=NFFD+NZ.
“Sensuality” International Call - Art & Literature JournalCloses 30 Apr 2020
A glance, touch, dance, flower, scent or piece of chocolate can be sensual. Our senses both protect us from and connect us joyfully to the external physical world. Our senses allow us to experience sensuality, the enjoyment, pursuit or expression of physical pleasure. Interestingly, people have continually created social rules around sensuality, from hedonism, the indulgence of appetite, to asceticism, the practice of self-denial. Tell your story about SENSUALITY with words or images.
Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.
Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.
Links & contact details:
How to apply
Complete the online application process: http://bit.ly/ArtAscentThemedCallTbi
University of Auckland Drama Programme Frances Allan and Ian Narev Visiting Theatre Artist (playwriting) Commission
Closes 8 May 2020
The University of Auckland Drama programme is pleased to announce to a playwriting commission, for a project to be undertaken in the period of 2020-21. The project is funded as a Visiting Theatre Artist residency through the generous support of Frances Allan and Ian Narev.
The Drama programme invites applicants to submit proposals for a full-length playscript (approx. 1 hour), suitable for performance by a cohort of approximately 30 undergraduate students. The script must be suitable for a low-budget production in a small black-box studio space.
We encourage applicants to submit proposals ranging from contemporary adaptations of classical texts, to original dramas in any genre. We ask that applicants keep in mind the diversity and character of Auckland city in crafting their ideas. We welcome proposals that utilize devices such as a chorus to take account of the large cast size.
The script will be performed in September 2021, and will be directed by a professional director. The commission will include two opportunities for workshopping the script-in-progress in 2021, with the writer to be supported during these workshops by a mutually agreed-upon dramaturge.
In addition to delivering a rehearsal-ready script, the writer shall be available over an agreed six to eight-week period of residency to offer both up to 10 hours of guest teaching related to the subject of playwriting and face-to-face meetings with graduate students undertaking playwriting projects, as appropriate. If the writer is not based in Auckland, the Drama programme will assist with transportation and accommodation for the guest teaching period. Office space will be provided if required.
The fee offered for the commission is the amount of $10,000. The writer will also be entitled to performance royalties.
The work is to be undertaken on a schedule to be arranged with the Drama programme, with the script to be completed by July 2021.
The writer shall be available for University promotional activities.
Links & contact details:
How to apply
Applicants should submit a proposal that includes the following:
Proposals and enquiries may be submitted to Dr Emma Willis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Te Tuhi UK Residency Award 2020
Closes 13 Apr 2020
Te Tuhi is delighted to announce the return of this incredible opportunity for 2020 for a New Zealand visual artist, in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Park and with the generous support of philanthropists Sigrid and Stephen Kirk.
For over 40 years, artist residencies have been at the heart of Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). Last year YSP worked with partner Te Tuhi in Auckland, New Zealand to select artist Darcell Apelu as the Park’s first recipient of the New Zealand-UK Residency Award, and celebrated the opportunity to work with an artist from the country for the first time.
Building on this successful partnership and programme, YSP is offering another placement for an artist from New Zealand to stay on-site at YSP for up to four weeks in autumn 2020. Supported by philanthropists Sigrid and Stephen Kirk, the residency will comprise 3-4 weeks at YSP in September/October 2020 and include: hospitality and accommodation; access to metal and wood workshops, and basic studio space with a material budget of £500; curator critique feedback and up to half a day technical support; economy international airfare (up to the value £1500); internal UK travel expenses (up to £200) and artist stipend (£2000). YSP is 2 hours by train from London King’s Cross and we understand the importance of the capital city to any aspiring artist. As part of the residency, its benefactors generously offer use of a guest suite at their home in central London for up to 10 days.
The successful artist is not required to make an object or exhibition, but they will receive curatorial and technical advice if required. We are keen to support artists who have not yet developed a mainstream career and for whom this is likely to be their first working visit to the UK.
If this is of interest to you, please submit a PDF of no more than 5 pages including a short statement on your current practice with images of your work, and a simple outline of your plans if you were to be offered the residency. This proposal does not have to be definitive and can change during the course of the residency. Applications should be submitted to email@example.com by 5pm, Monday 13 April 2020. Shortlisting and Skype interviews will take place in mid-April.
As a Registered Sponsor for Migrant Workers in the UK, YSP is required to follow a strict procedure to ensure correct visa paperwork is in place for all visiting artists. In advance of the residency, the recipient will need to apply for a Tier 5 Temporary Visa, with YSP as a sponsor.
Attracting over 500,000 visitors annually, YSP is an internationally renowned museum for modern and contemporary sculpture, presenting work by some of the world’s most extraordinary artists in over 500 acres of 18th century parkland and six galleries. In addition to a world-class exhibitions programme, displays from the collection, and support for artists through residencies, YSP engages with over 45,000 people each year through its diverse Learning and Engagement programmes, including work with families, pre-school children, post-graduate students, people with dementia, and hard to reach young people. For more information about YSP visit ysp.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Te Tuhi
Te Tuhi is one of New Zealand’s foremost contemporary art organisations, known for commissioning ambitious new works by a diverse selection of artists. Te Tuhi is renowned for supporting curatorial research resulting in exhibitions that are locally engaged, regionally responsive and internationally ambitious with a strong awareness of social, political and environmental issues. Te Tuhi also leads the field in delivering a strong programme of community engagement through its classes and events programmes. For more information about Te Tuhi visit tetuhi.org.nz or email email@example.com