PennDesign has just released the schedule for the School’s Fall 2012 Lecture Series. All lectures (except ones noted otherwise) are held at 6PM at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Check the schedule to see what exciting speakers they have on deck.
The Philadelphia Building at 1315 Walnut Street welcomes its newest tenant next month: CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia is opening the doors to its brand new coworking space, the first built to serve the arts and culture community. Like its forebear Indy Hall, CultureWorks Coworking is set to provide members – in this case artists, organizations, freelancers, and entrepreneurs – with ample resources for coming up with new wonderful things. Management Services and Fiscal Sponsorship are among the array of offerings, and if you’re looking to join up, founding members are being accepted through September 30, 2012. A major plus: for three months of membership fees Founding members receive input in the final decisions of how the space is set up. For more information, visit CultureWorks’ Coworking page.
Update – Following up on their successful August 14 pop-up show at 125 Bainbridge St, aka The Gallows, David Krevolin and David Markham-Gessner are holding a gathering at Markham-Gessner’s home once again. For one night only, the works of David Krevolin (sculptor), David Markham-Gessner (photographer/chef), Brian Patrick Smith (painter) and John Kofol (cellist) are on display. The event is tonight between 7PM and 1AM; email email@example.com for a free ticket before you come check out the variety of inspiring works.
The Tribeca Film Institute has announced its guidelines for the Documentary Fund, in which grants of at least $10,000 go to filmmakers with character-driven, progressive, nonfiction works-in-progress. Check their site for full details. The deadline is November 5.
Tina Tranauskas, along with the County of Bucks on behalf of the Travis Manion Foundation, is coordinating the creation of a sculpture using a 20 foot steel I beam from the World Trade Center. The working title of the project is “Memorial to America’s Resiliency,” and she’s seeking artists to email her for application forms, which are being accepted from Sept 11 until Nov 11. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme is accepting applications for the International Photographer in Residence Programme 2013. Beginning in April/May and running until September/October 2013, the residency enmeshes the photographer within the Jersey community through audience and participatory involvement. There are multiple benefits, including a £10,000 bursary for the commission/production of a body of work and solo exhibition, studio space, inkjet printing and office/internet resources, living accommodation and (limited) expenses, and travel costs. Applications can be made via post or email to Archisle Photographer in Residence Programme 2013 Société Jersiaise, 7 Pier Road, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, JE2 4XW, or to email@example.com. Visit the listing for full eligibility and application details. The deadline is October 15.
The Abington Art Center invites proposals for exhibitions in their Gallery, Sculpture Park and community venues. A full submission includes a $40 Fee (AAC members free); a CD with 10 jpgs no larger than 1.5 mb, including an image list with name, title, medium, date and dimensions; a current short resume; a one page artist’s statement about the works submitted; and an SASE. For a prospectus, click here. The deadline is September 30.
For skilled jewellers looking for exposure, the Emerging Artist Award (EAA) of the Art Jewelry Forum is seeking applicants. The $7,500 award comes with a show at SOFA NY or COLLECT in London, an AJF member gallery, a short talk as part of the lecture series, and a feature in an AJF advertisement. Click here for more information and award guidelines.
We haven’t come across any poetry news in some time, but here’s one very cool one for the young poets of Philly: The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) has established the city’s first Youth Poet Laureate, to both raise interest in poetry throughout the city and boost one young writer’s talent. The winner also gets to work with Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate, Sonia Sanchez, and make appearances as Youth Poet Laureate. The application process is open to any high school youth in Philadelphia. Applications are due October 19. More details on eligibility and the application process can be found at the OACCE site.