In addition to the opportunities below, new public art, professional development, and exhibition opportunities have been added to our website this month.
- Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA) is accepting applications from artists living within a 150-mile radius of Pittsburgh for solo and collaborative exhibitions during the 2014 calendar year. This opportunity is open to artists working in any visual discipline including 2D, 3D, installation, and time based work. Deadline is July 12, 2013. Click here for more details.
- What kind of movie would make if you had no budgetary constraints? Future Tenant is partnering with Greg Pierce, Assistant Curator of Film and Video at The Andy Warhol Museum, to curate an exhibition that showcases the best movies that will never be made in the form of mixed media exhibition of everything that goes into making a movie, but the movies themselves. Artists may submit a plot, poster, soundtrack, and other ideas for an exhibition of 'Improbable Movies'. Exhibition runs concurrent with the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Deadline is May 5, 2013. Click here for more details.
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- Film Kitchen is accepting submissions for its annual Film Kitchen Contest. The theme this year is 'ketchup'. Short films, under 4 minutes, may be submitted in any genre; narrative, experimental, documentary, or animation). The show will be held on June 11, 2013 during the Three Rivers Arts Festival at the Harris Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh. Click here for more details. Deadline: May 24, 2013.
- Art All Night Lawrenceville invites everyone to submit one piece of artwork or sign up to perform during this one-of-a-kind neighborhood event featuring work by 1,200+ artists and attended by over 10,000 people each year. Artist registration is available online. Click here for details about the registration process. The event takes place April 27-28, 2013.
- GPAC will host Pittsburgh is Art events every other month that will alternate between informal happy hours and more structured meetings. The first happy hour will be this upcoming Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 5-7 pm at the the Society for Contemporary Craft. This event is free and open to all arts industry participants. RSVP requested by not required. Click here for more info.
- TALKPGH is Pittsburgh's first mobile talk show. In April 2013, a mobile talk show set will drive to each of the city's 90 neighborhoods to collect Pittsburgh residents' stories, opinions, about thoughts about their neighborhoods. TALKPGH is an artist initiated outreach project facilitated through the City of Pittsburgh's PLANPGH initiative. To find out when TALKPGH will be in your neighborhood, click here. For more about PLANPGH, click here.
- On April 22nd-25th, 29th, and 30th, the City of Pittsburgh will be hosting the second round of public meetings for ARTPGH and DESIGNPGH, the Public Art and Urban Design components of PLANPGH, the City’s first comprehensive plan. These will be six “open house” meetings conveniently located throughout the City that will allow residents to participate near where they live or work. This workshop format will also allow residents to arrive at any time during the 4 pm to 7 pm timeframe and to rotate through three 20-minute workshops. The three concurrent sessions will present and discuss preliminary plan recommendations on: Public Art Policies, the Urban Design Manual, and Neighborhood Visions. If you care about public art or design in the neighborhood where you live or work, plan to attend a community meeting near you. Click here for more details.
- On June 13-14, 2013, the Public Art Network's annual Public Art Pre-conference will be hosted in Pittsburgh. This is THE public art educational and networking opportunity of the year! Using local case-studies and breakout sessions, public art professionals will explore the intersection of public art engagement, evaluation, ethics, education, and more. Case study tours of Pittsburgh’s vibrant public art scene will illustrate important issues facing the field and will culminate in a PAN reception at the Mattress Factory. Join us to dig deep into critical issues facing our field and be sure not to miss the opportunity to see how public art contributes to Pittsburgh being called America’s most livable city. Click here for more details.
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