OPPORTUNITIES

Call for Entries at MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
Exhibition: June 5 – August 15, 2009

MACLA is pleased to announce its third Chicana/o Biennial, an
exhibition and public forum conceived to take inventory of and
invite reflection every two years on the continuously emergent
energy, critical edge, and aesthetic interventions within contemporary Chicano art.
1) What are the pressing concerns at this moment in time (politics)
2) What does Chicana/o art look like today? (aesthetics)
3) How do artists engage the community? (activism & organizing)

We are looking for artwork that is politically charged and aesthetically innovative on many different levels and that addresses one or more of the above mentioned questions. We are also interested in work that depicts the intersection of art, technology and new media. We welcome proposals and projects from disciplines/genres/ activities that are not normally displayed in the gallery setting. All artwork must have been created within the last three years (2006 to 2009).
Looking to invert the dynamics of the art world biennial, this exhibition is a no-fee juried exhibition open to all artists who self identify as Chicana/o. This biennial is about contemporary art through the lens of the Chicano experience, as nuanced and varied
as that might be. MACLA is interested in work that is both about identity politics and beyond. This exhibition is open to artists whose work deals with all issues and is created in all mediums.
Submit artwork and for more information go to www.callforentry.org (this is a free service)
Timeline: Deadline to submit work: Friday, March 20, 2009, 11:59 pm PST for online submission.
Jurors: Favianna Rodr√≠guez, artist Eugene Rodr√≠guez, artist and professor of Art at De Anza Community College and Alejandra Chaverri, MACLA’s Associate Curator.
Questions: email to biennial@maclaarte.org

Grantwriting for Individual Artists
Working Through the Maze

Writing competitive and powerful grant proposals is an art. This two-session workshop is for individual artists and will concentrate on the essential strategies, tools and resources you need to guide you through the (sometimes confusing) maze of grantwriting. Learn about the life cycle of a grant and spend time working on a grant application. You’ll get firsthand experience of how grant applications are evaluated by participating in a mock panel.
Nancy Quinn received her MBA in Arts Administration from the Anderson School at UCLA in 1983. As part of her business school curriculum, she served as an intern in the fundraising office at New York City Ballet. Her professional experience in the arts includes managerial positions with the Sequoia String Quartet Foundation, Chamber Music America, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and San Francisco Performances. She is the founder and principal of Quinn Associates, which has been providing fundraising services for Bay Area arts organizations since 1988. In Winter 2007, Nancy served as an Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts.
This class is limited to 20 people, so sign up now! – ONLY 4 Spots LEFT!
Dates: Monday, March 30 and Monday April 6
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: SF State, 835 Market Street, 6th floor, SF 94103
(next to Westfield Shopping Center, Powell Street BART/Muni stop
Cost: $105 (BOA / CCI Members) / $120 Non-members
Register Now!
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