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  • OPP: ArtsLink Back Apartment Residencies for Artists and Curators in St. Petersburg, Russia

    OPP: ArtsLink Back Apartment Residencies for Artists and Curators in St. Petersburg, Russia

    ArtsLink Back Apartment Residencies for Artists and Curators in St. Petersburg, Russia

    The ArtsLink Back Apartment Residency program provides opportunities for international artists and curators to conduct research, create new work, collaborate with the local arts community, and create special projects in St. Petersburg, Russia. Each residency is designed to enable visiting artists and curators to learn about the Russian arts community, develop their own work, and share information about their work and other cultures with local audiences.

    Deadline: December 15, 2018
    About the Residencies Application and Guidelines

    CEC ArtsLink currently funds residencies for artists and curators from the United States. CEC ArtsLink provides international travel, visa support and insurance if needed, accommodation, and per diem. Artists from other countries are welcome to apply, but need to seek financial support to cover their expenses. CEC ArtsLink will provide free accommodation in the residency space.

    For more information, please contact Residency Coordinator Liza Matveeva at Lmatveeva@cecartslink.org.

  • OPP: SHERA Graduate Student / Independent Scholar Travel Grant

    SHERA Graduate Student / Independent Scholar Travel Grant for participation in CAA 2019

    Thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous donor, the Society is pleased to announce the SHERA Graduate Student / Independent Scholar Travel Grant to defray travel costs through the awarding of up to $1,000 for local travel and up to $1,500 for international travel to one member presenting a paper at the CAA Annual Conference or the ASEEES Annual Convention. The grant is given for five consecutive years (2017-2021), alternating between the CAA conferences and the ASEEES conventions, beginning with CAA 2017 in New York City. The alternating order of the subsequent grants is as follows: CAA 2017, ASEEES 2018, CAA 2019, ASEEES 2020, CAA 2021.

    Applications will be evaluated based on the academic merit of the paper topic and financial need. SHERA is especially committed to subsidizing a graduate student or independent scholar who is attending the conference for the first time and presenting a paper, and who has no local institutional resources for travel support. Eligible independent scholars are those SHERA members who have been awarded the Ph.D. within the previous five years. For the CAA 2019 grant, applications are limited to those who have received the Ph.D. no earlier than 2013. Applicants must be SHERA members in good standing and must submit:

    1. the title and a brief description of their paper (no more than 250 words);
    2. a brief CV (no more than two pages);
    3. the names of the chair(s) and the title of the panel in which the applicant is participating;
    4. and, a brief statement demonstrating need.

    For more information on membership or to become a member, see http://shera-art.org/membership/join-shera.php Within two months after the conference, the recipient is required to submit to the SHERA Board a brief report outlining how participation in the conference furthered the development of their research. If the recipient has to withdraw from the conference for any reason, all funds must be returned to SHERA no later than the opening day of the conference. Applications are due December 9 for notification on December 21. All application materials should be sent to shera.prizes@gmail.com.

  • SHERA Emerging Scholar Prize - Call for Entries (Deadline: 22 October 2018)

    The Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is pleased to announce the second annual call for submissions for the SHERA Emerging Scholar Prize. The award aims to recognize and encourage original and innovative scholarship in the field of East European, Eurasian, and Russian art and architectural history. The winner will be announced at the Society’s annual meeting at ASEEES, scheduled for Friday, December 7, 2018.

    Applicants must have published an English-language article in a scholarly print or online journal, or museum print or online publication within the preceding twelve-month period. For the 2018 prize, articles published between September 30, 2017 and September 30, 2018 are eligible. Additionally, applicants are required to have received his or her PhD within the last 5 years (2013 or thereafter for the 2018 prize) and be a member of SHERA in good standing at the time that the application is submitted. The winner will be awarded $500 and republication (where copyright allows) or citation of the article on H-SHERA.

    To apply, please email a CV including contact information (email, mailing address, and telephone) and a copy of the English-language article with header/colophon of the journal or catalogue together with a brief abstract to shera.prizes@gmail.com no later than October 22, 2018.

    To join or renew membership in the Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA), please visit http://shera-art.org/membership/join-shera.php.

    Last year’s awardee was Prof. Christina E. Crawford of Emory University for her essay “From Tractors to Territory: Socialist Urbanization through Standardization.”

  • OPP: SHERA Travel Grant Announcement

    Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture invites applications for a SHERA Travel Grant to the upcoming ASEEES 50th Annual Convention, Boston MA, December 6-9, 2018.

    GRANT AMOUNT: $1000 USD for travel from North America and $1,500 for travel from overseas (another continent)

    ELIGIBILITY:
    All applicants must be:

    1. A student working at either the master’s or doctoral level with a thesis or dissertation topic related to Eastern European, Eurasian and/or Russian art and/or Architecture;
    2. Presenting a paper at a panel at this year’s ASEEES Conference (chairs, discussants, and any other type of participants are not eligible to apply)
    3. A member of SHERA at the time of application;
    4. Live outside the conference city;
    5. Have not been recipients of this grant in the past.

    DEADLINE: August 15, 2018
    Notifications will be sent by September 15, 2018

    APPLICATIONS must be emailed to:
    SHERA Art and Architecture
    as well as Karen Kettering

    • Complete with contact information, paper title, and abstract,
    • Brief CV, listing relevant grants, publications, and talks.

    GRANT DISBURSEMENT:
    The grant will be disbursed at SHERA’s Business Meeting at the ASEEES conference by Vice President/President Elect Karen Kettering.

    Sincerely,
    SHERA Board

  • The Art and Science of Museums

    The Art and Science of Museums

    The program “The Art and Science of Museums” is hosted by the Hermitage Educational Center in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    Program Dates: June 17 - July 7, 2018 Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 Cost: $3,995 Includes: Tuition, dormitory accommodation, insurance, Russian visa, airport transfers, transcript of studies.

    Russia’s rich cultural heritage is complimented by a unique emphasis that Russians place on history and education. This has helped Russia produce one of the world’s most extensive museum systems, one well-known not only for impressive collections but also thematic versatility, multiplicity of display modes, and sheer number of institutions. With private and public support, many of Russia’s museums are being modernized and new museums are being established. Russians have also supported this as some of the world’s most avid museum enthusiasts.

    The Art and Science of Museums seeks to understand the Russian museum phenomenon and covers wide subject matter. Topics include: the history of collecting, the “museumification” of historic and cultural sites, museum operations (e.g. storage facilities, restoration labs, exhibition curation, education, and development), integration of technology and interactivity, and museum educational work.

    The Art and Science of Museums is for students looking to understand how cultural and historical heritage can be best preserved and transmitted. Over an intensive three weeks in beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia, we will take a behind-the-scenes look at the Hermitage Museum, and explore a plethora of others including educational museums at schools of higher learning, scientific museums, museums of ethnography, memorial apartment museums, literary museums, political history museums, and more.

    For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://www.sras.org/study_art_museums_russia

  • OPP: CEC ArtsLink, St. Petersburg, Russia

    April 1 - December 31, 2018

    The ArtsLink Back Apartment Residency program provides opportunities for international artists and curators to conduct research, create new work, collaborate with the local arts community, and create special projects in St. Petersburg, Russia. Each month residency is individually designed to enable visiting artists and curators to learn about the Russian arts community, develop their own work, and share information about their work and other cultures with local audiences.

    The ArtsLink Back Apartment invites artists and curators interested in learning about contemporary art in Russia and building relationships with the local arts community. Though preference is given to artists and curators working in the fields of socially engaged art and public art, artists working in other fields are also welcome to apply.

    CEC ArtsLink currently funds residencies by artists and curators from the United States. CEC ArtsLink will provide international travel, visa support (if needed), accommodation, and per diem. Artists from other countries are welcome to apply, but will need to seek financial support to cover their expenses. CEC ArtsLink will provide lodging at the residency space.

    Interested artists and curators can apply by completing the on-line application form. Applications will be available online from October 23 and accepted until December 15, 2017 (for residencies between April 1 and December 31, 2018, the residency is closed in August).

    Duration of the Residency for artists is 1 month, and for curators is 7-10 days. Back Apartment Residency Awards will be announced by February 1, 2018.

    For more information, please contact Liza Matveeva, Residency Coordinator at mailto:lmatveeva@cecartslink.org and check our website: http://www.cecartslink.org

    The CEC ArtsLink Back Apartment Residency program is funded by the Kettering Family Philanthropies and Trust for Mutual Understanding

  • Call for Entries: SHERA Emerging Scholar Prize

    Call for Entries: SHERA Emerging Scholar Prize

    The Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the newly-established SHERA Emerging Scholar Prize. The award, to be announced at the Society’s annual meeting at ASEEES, aims to recognize and encourage original and innovative scholarship in the field. Applicants must have published an English-language article in a scholarly print or online journal or museum print or online publication within the preceding twelve-month period. For the 2017 prize, articles published between September 30, 2016 and September 30, 2017 would be eligible. Additionally, applicants are required to have received his or her PhD within the last 5 years (2012 or thereafter for the 2017 prize) and be a member of SHERA in good standing at the time that the application is submitted. The winner will be awarded $500 and republication (where copyright allows) or citation of the article on H-SHERA. Applications should include a CV including contact information (email, mailing address, and telephone) and a copy of the English-language article with header/colophon of the journal or catalogue together with a brief abstract. Applications should be sent to shera.prizes@gmail.com no later than October 15, 2017.

  • The CAA-Getty International Program

    The CAA-Getty International Program, generously supported by the Getty Foundation, provides funding to between fifteen and twenty art historians, museum curators, and artists who teach art history to attend CAA’s Annual Conferences. The goal of the project is to increase international participation in CAA, to diversify the association’s membership, and to foster collaborations between North American art historians, artists, and curators and their international colleagues.

    Since it began in 2012, the program has brought ninety scholars to the conferences, from forty-one countries located in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. Each year, a preconference colloquium on international topics in art history inaugurates the week, kicking off four days of conference sessions, meetings with new colleagues, and visits to museums and galleries. Subsequent to these events, the program has generated many scholarly collaborations, including publications, conferences, and exhibitions.

    In 2017, CAA organized a reunion to celebrate five successful years of the CAA-Getty International Program. Twenty alumni were selected to present papers at the Annual Conference in New York, held February 15-18, 2017. Organized into four sessions about international topics in art history, these Global Conversations were chaired by distinguished scholars from the United States and featured presentations by the CAA-Getty alumni. The papers from these sessions are now archived on the CAA website.

    ABOUT THE 2018 GRANT

    The 2018 CAA-Getty International Program will support fifteen art historians, museum curators, and artists who teach art history to attend the 106th Annual Conference, taking place in Los Angeles from February 21–24, 2018. The grant covers travel expenses, hotel accommodations for seven nights, per diems, conference registrations, and one-year CAA memberships. The program will include a one-day preconference colloquium on international issues in art history, to be held at the Getty Center on February 14, at which grant recipients will present and discuss their common professional interests and issues. Attendance at the preconference is limited and by invitation only. This year the grant also will fund five alumni from the CAA-Getty International Program to participate in the preconference colloquium and speak at a session during the conference. As they have in previous years, representatives from CAA’s membership will host program participants during the conference week.

    ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

    Applicants must be practicing art historians who teach at a university or work as a curator in a museum, or artists who teach art history. They must have a good working knowledge of English and be available to participate in CAA events from February 21–24, 2018. Only professionals who have not attended a CAA conference previously, and who are from countries underrepresented in CAA’s membership are eligible to apply. The grant excludes scholars from Western Europe and Australia, whose countries are well represented in CAA. It further excludes scholars who have received funds from American foundations or research institutes to participate in conferences or residencies in the United States. Applicants do not need to be CAA members. This grant program is not open to graduate students or to those participating in the 2018 conference as chairs, speakers, or discussants.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please review the application specifications and complete the application form. If you have questions about the process or are unsure of your eligibility, please email Janet Landay, project director of the CAA-Getty International Program.
    Applications should include:

    A completed application form A two-page version of the applicant’s CV A letter of recommendation from the chair, dean, or director of the applicant’s school, department, or museum Please send all application materials as Word or PDF files to Janet Landay no later than Monday, August 21, 2017. CAA will notify applicants by Monday, October 2, 2017.

  • ANN: 2017 Art Film Festival

    ANN: 2017 Art Film Festival

    2017 Art Film Festival

    Event Venue:
    Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College
    695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065

    Event Date:
    Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Russian American Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Russian and Slavic Studies Program, Hunter College, CUNY is pleased to announce:

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

    In the spirit of the Centennial of the Suffragist Movement in the U.S., the Russian Revolutions, and the historical Balfour Declaration, the Festival’s program explores the turmoil of the 20th century and is dedicated to women’s role in society, history and art.

    2:00 PM | Russian Avant-garde - A century on Revolution. New Art for a New World by Margy Kinmonth (USA Premiere)

    UK 2016 | 85 min | Feature Documentary | English | Foxtrot Films

    Drawing on the collections of major Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators, and performers and personal testimony from the descendants of those involved, the film brings the artists of the Russian Avant-Garde to life. It tells the stories of artists like Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich and others – pioneers who flourished in response to the Utopian challenge of building a New Art for a New World, only to be broken by implacable authority after 15 short years. Director MargyKinmonth, a creator of highly acclaimed documentary Hermitage Revealed, says: “I was inspired, as an artist, to discover how many of the descendants of Russian Avant-Garde artists are themselves working as artists today. Access to their intensely moving stories brings tolife this extraordinary period of artistic innovation, which continues to exert such a powerful legacy a hundred years on.”

    Q&A with Regina Khidekel, Festival’s Curator

    3:45 PM | Miss Bluwstein | Biography of Hebrew poet, known simply as Rachel the Poetess, by Sivan Arbel (USA Premiere)

    Israel 2015 | 55 min | Documentary | Hebrew with English subtitles

    The Bank of Israel recently announced that two Israeli banknotes, which are part of a new series highlighting renowned 20th century Israeli poets whose life and work parallel the birth of the State of Israel, will be dedicated to two women: Rachel Bluwstein and Leah Goldberg. Rachel Bluwstein (1890 – 1931), the matriarch of modern Hebrew poetry, will grace the new oft-used 20-Shekel bill that includes vistas of her beloved Sea of Galilee shoreline, palm trees, and verses from her signature poem “Kinneret”. The documentary marks the 125th birthday of Rachel, strengthens the image of the first Hebrew poet, the immigrant from Russia, who managed to express the emotional life of an entire generation in a language which lives and breathes to this day. Dana Olmert, Anat Weisman, Efrat Mishori, Muki Tsur, Uri Milstein, Yehudit Ravitz, Karni Postel and others, speak, and sing along with animations and previously unknown letters by Rachel re-paint her extraordinary character.

    Q&A with Eran Polishuk, Director of Film & Media, Consulate General of Israel in New York

    5:00 PM | The Babushkas of Chernobyl: A story of three unlikely heroines in the most toxic place on earth by Holly Morris

    USA 2015 | 70 min | Documentary | Russian, Ukrainian with English subtitles

    In the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl’s reactor, a community of old women cling to their ancestral homeland. While their neighbors have long since fled and their husbands gradually died off, this sisterhood of women labors to cultivate land deemed uninhabitable. Ignoring government orders and health warnings, the Babushkas of Chernobyl continue to forge an existence in one of the most toxic environments on earth.

    Q&A with Yasha Klots, Assistant Professor of Russian, Hunter College, CUNY

    6:20 PM | Mirrors by Marina Migunova (USA Premiere)

    Russia 2013 | 119 min | Feature film | Russian with English subtitles

    A feature Mirrors is the first historical-biographical feature film that focuses on the tragic fate of the poet Marina Tsvetaeva, one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. The authors follow her in Russia, then in emigration in Prague and Paris, and then upon her return to Russia, where she committed suicide a few months after she came back.

    Q&A with Regina Khidekel, Festival’s Curator

    Tickets available through EventBrite | Hunter college students free of charge

    Please note: photo ID is required for entry into the college. Please allow additional time for check.

    Entrance on East 69th Street. Lang Hall is on the 4th Floor of the North Building, Room 424.

    If you go through the Visitors Center - it is located on the South West corner of East 68th St. & Lexington Ave. Below is a map of Hunter College, the West Building is orange and the North Building is teal/blue: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/abouthunter/maps/68th-street-main-campus

    RACC’s programs and events are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Cojeco.

  • Announcing the 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition: Awards in the Fine Arts

    Announcing the 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition: Awards in the Fine Arts

    The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. Opportunities are found in the newly redesigned Catalog of Awards. There are many awards in Fine Arts, including:

    · South and Central Asia Regional Research: South and Central Asia Regional Research Program
    · United Kingdom: Fulbright-University of Dundee (Art and Design)
    · Egypt: Visual and Performing Arts
    · Burkina Faso: All Disciplines
    · Indonesia: All Disciplines
    · Brazil: Postdoctoral Scholar Award in All Disciplines
    · Austria: Fulbright-Q21/MuseumsQuartier Artist-in-Residence

    Application Guidelines: including sample project statements
    Review Criteria: to inform the various components of your application
    Eligibility Requirements: to review program policies
    Outreach Events: a schedule of conferences, workshops, and webinars

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 1, 2017.