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Biological Illustration Internship, Cal Academy of Sciences

WHO:

The internship is open to currently enrolled undergraduate students interested in developing illustration techniques related to biological specimens.

WHAT:

The intern will work with one or more Academy scientists to develop illustrations that may be used in scientific publications. Full-time (40 hours/week) for eight weeks. The next session is June 18 to August 10, 2018. A $4,400 stipend will be awarded to each intern. In addition, some travel costs to San Francisco (up to $450) will be reimbursed and a $2,500 subsistence allowance is given for housing and food. Funding may be subject to Federal and/or State income taxes.

WHEN:

Application Due Date: February 2, 2018.

LINK:

https://www.calacademy.org/biological-illustration-internship

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The Lighthouse Works’ fellowship program

WHO:

The Lighthouse Works’ fellowship program accepts artists working in a wide range of disciplines, but we are best able to accommodate visual artists, writers, and musicians. Artistic excellence is the primary criterion for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.

WHAT:

Fellowships are six weeks in length, occur year round and provide fellows with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance and a $1,500 stipend. Artistic excellence is the primary criteria for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.

WHEN:

Deadline: February 15, 2018

LINK:

https://www.thelighthouseworks.com/apply/

Contemporary Craft Studio Apprenticeship

WHO:

Emerging Craft Artist. Contemporary Craft does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap/disability, or veteran’s status. Further, Contemporary Craft will continue to take affirmative steps to support and advance these values consistent with our mission.

WHAT:

Contemporary Craft offers a yearlong studio apprenticeship to an emerging craft artist seeking to develop professional skills working with one of the nation’s only non-profits focusing exclusively on creation, exhibition, and education across all contemporary craft media. Contemporary Craft focuses on engaging the public in the creative experience through contemporary craft. This opportunity will provide the apprentice with real-world experience working in a professional arts education facility, while providing opportunities to work alongside nationally and internationally recognized artists.

WHEN:

Deadline: January 31, 2018

LINK:

Artist Opportunities

2018 WOW Design Competition (World of WearableArt)

WHO:

Designers must be 18+ as of March 28, 2018. Design teams can consist of no more than three designers. To be eligible for the Student Innovation Award, all members of a design team must be current tertiary students or have graduated within the 12 months before 28 March 2018.

WHAT:

The World of WearableArt Awards Show is an international design competition based in New Zealand, bringing artists and designers together to compete in one of the world’s richest prize pools in the wearable art genre.

Entries are judged based on their originality, creativity, innovation and construction. An entry selected for the show will go through a process of three judgings to determine the winning garments. A garment must be an original concept designed and created by the designer(s).

All entries must be wearable, that is, able to be worn on the human body.

Sections:
Avant-garde: Collision between art and fashion. Take us somewhere we haven’t been. A world that is experimental, radical and unorthodox. Dare to defy the boundaries of fashion and create a work that is unique and innovative, rejecting the ordinary and nurturing originality.

Aotearoa: Expressing our way of life. New Zealand has its own deep sense of place.Draw on that to celebrate who we are as peoples and what makes us proud. From our rich cultures to our landscapes, our independence to our inventions, show us New Zealand and New Zealanders as you see us.

Reflective Surfaces: Catch our eye, make us catch our breath. The joy of light brought to life. Create a work of art that adorns the body and plays with light and shine. Consider everyday items, plastics, metals, fabrics, mirrors… materials that glimmer, sparkle and glow.

Under the Microscope: Defying the limits of our vision. Take us into the world of trillions:places where populations that stagger the mind gather, thrive, compete. Enter into this unforeseen invisible universe and ignite your imagination.Show us the gorgeous or grotesque. A world that is full of creative possibilities, surreal, freaky and insanely beautiful.

Open: Explore without boundaries. Open is a world where there are no boundaries, themes or rules, giving you complete creative freedom to explore. The only limit is your imagination. Concept, construction, materials – it’s all up to you. Defy. Define. Delight.

Bizarre Bra: Hidden no longer. Bring it out, make it shine, give it new meaning, show us its potential – so that we see something we thought we knew so well in completely different lights. A wonderful opportunity to bring creativity and wit to a mainstay of modern living.

WHEN:

Deadline: March 28, 2018

LINK:

https://www.worldofwearableart.com/competition/2018-wow-design-competition/

Pollinator Partnership Poster

WHO:

The Pollinator Partnership is seeking an artist to render the 2018 Pollinator Poster, this year focusing on “Pollinators and Seeds: Supporting healthy ecosystems and food security.”

WHAT:

Each year, the Pollinator Partnership, along with a wide range of partners (including federal agencies, non-profits, for-profits, individuals, etc.) design and distribute an educational pollinator poster. About 200,000 posters are distributed throughout the United States each year. They are one of the most popular outreach material items offered and are distributed for the cost of shipping and handling.

Our vision for the poster is to highlight the important role that pollinators play in plant reproduction. Without pollinators most flowering plant species would not survive. About 80% of all flowering plants on the earth need help with pollination. Pollinators provide pollination services to over 180,000 different plant species and more than 1,200 crops. This year’s poster should portray how both managed and wild pollinators support human food systems from seed to mouth.

Additionally, plants play an important role in pollinator health. Native plant communities are an essential foundation for ecosystem integrity and diversity. Healthy native plant communities create habitat for animals; provide ecosystem services that sustain people, their communities, and their economies; and have intrinsic and irreplaceable biotic value that will become increasingly important in the future. Native seed reserves are essential in restoring damaged lands after fires and hurricanes, and these restored and recovered lands will benefit both pollinators and people.

We envision this being an artistic combination of the beautiful diversity of seeds (sizes, shapes, and colors), and a cross section of plant life (from seeds to flowers), pollinators, restored lands, and foods. Let this spark creativity, but do not feel limited to these visions. The most important part of creating any poster is to make it a beautiful work of art that also communicates an idea or behavior that supports pollinator heath. A scientific/naturalistic style is preferred. The P2 staff will work with the artist on scientific accuracy and detail.

WHEN:

Monday, December 11, 2017

LINK:

http://pollinator.org/assets/globals/2018-Pollinator-Poster-RFP-FINAL.pdf

Project MARS

WHO:

Students and early career professionals. For the purposes of this contest an early career professional is one who has less than 5 years of experience in the film or graphic arts industry.

WHAT:

SciArt Exchange, in collaboration with NASA, invites college students and early career professionals to shoot a film or make a poster telling the story of human exploration into deep space.
Film: Bring your interpretation of NASA’s work to send humans to Mars to life through a 5 minute story about a trek to the Red Planet. Videos can be submitted as private Vimeo or YouTube links. Winning entries will need to be provided at the following settings:

Duration: 2 to 5 minutes
Resolution: 1920×1080
Frame rates: 29.97, 24, or 25
Bitrate: 20Mbs
Codec: H.264
Sound Codec: AAC-LC
Audio sample rate: 48 KHz
Audio bitrate: 320 kbps

Poster: Recruit brave astronauts for a daring mission, promote space tourism or depict the next generation of space systems that will transport new world expolreres to Mars. Posters should be submitted as PDF Files optimized for on screen viewing. Winning entries will need to be provided as full resolution printable files. Standard on sheet size of 27″ x 41″ Raster images may be used for poster elements. Images should be no smaller than 150 dpi. Rasterized typography should be 300 dpi or greater. All fonts should be converted to outlines prior to submission. You may use NASA images, videos, and 3D models in your projects.

WHEN: August 31, 2018

LINK:

http://projectmarscompetition.com/

Folio Society Book Illustration Competition

WHO:

The annual international competition is open to illustrators over the age of 18, both student and professional, with the winner receiving a prestigious Folio Society commission.

WHAT:

This year we are asking entrants to submit three illustrations and a binding design for The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. The winner will receive a highly sought-after commission, worth £5,000, to complete a total of nine illustrations and a binding design for the book, which will be published by The Folio Society in 2018. Five runners up will each receive £500 cash. Three of the six prizes are awarded to student entries.

WHEN:

Deadline: January 17, 2018

LINK:
http://competitions.houseofillustration.org.uk/book-illustration-competition-2018/