University of California Santa Barbara Book Arts Lecturer

Call for Lecturer with the Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE)

College of Creative Studies, sharing 50% with Department of Art, University of California Santa Barbara

The College of Creative Studies and the Department of Art are seeking an exceptional artist to foster close collaboration between two art programs at the University of California Santa Barbara, specializing in Artists’ Books and Print Media (digital and analog) within an interdisciplinary and intermedia scope. Anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. We envisage the program evolving in future iterations through a direct engagement with the expanded field of contemporary art, opened up by the mix of social media, new print technologies, distribution platforms and delivery systems that are currently transforming not just the art and publishing worlds but the very definition of literacy. The ideal candidate will bring broad expertise in discourses of global contemporary art, knowledge and practice of traditional printmaking, letterpress printing, digital print methods, bookbinding, papermaking and a contemporary understanding of artists’ books, book works and text-based art making; as well as an enthusiasm for teaching the ways, means, and meanings of being an artist today and in the future.

Candidates are expected to have an MFA or an equivalent terminal degree from another country (MA); with demonstrated excellence in practice, research, and teaching to complement the Art Department’s strengths in art-making and theory, (see http://www.arts.ucsb.edu) and the College of Creative Studies focus on developing advanced art production in a select group of undergraduate students, (see https://ccs.ucsb.edu/majors/art), and take the pedagogical needs, values, and artistic/intellectual cultures of both Colleges into account.

The College of Creative Studies, UCSB, is a small college for self-directed students, providing a rigorous, accelerated program facilitating original undergraduate work. Uniquely, CCS faculty advise the students one-on-one, helping them form a studio practice from the onset. Art majors receive a BA in one of three emphases within the art program, Painting, Sculpture and Book Arts. The Department of Art is within the College of Letters and Science at UCSB and offers BA and MFA degrees in Art and interdisciplinary minors in Digital Art, Public Art, and Art. The Department programs provide contemporary, traditional, multi and interdisciplinary approaches to artistic production and are committed to creative research that investigates the relationship between practice and inquiry, and how this dynamic manifests itself in contemporary life. Both programs attract students who are self-motivated, visually and conceptually inventive and interested in being a part of an outstanding community of artists within a world-class Research I university.

Prospective candidates who are practicing artists with a strong exhibition record, who possess the potential to lead, collaborate, and organize curricular and programmatic needs, and who are committed, innovative teachers are encouraged to apply. In addition, demonstration of exhibition/gallery management for the student gallery is desirable.

Applicants should submit:

A Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae (resume)
Artist’s Statement
Teaching Statement
Three Syllabi (actualized and/or speculative)
A document with links to 10-20 artworks
Contact information for three references, up to five permitted Optional Contributions to Diversity Statement (highly recommended and as appropriate)

All materials must be submitted electronically via https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01409. For primary consideration apply by January 15, 2019. Inquiries may be directed to: jbruno@ucsb.edu. The position will remain open until filled.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Contributions to Diversity Statement. The University of California is committed to excellence and equity in every facet of its mission and strives to recognize contributions in all areas of faculty achievement that promote equal opportunity and diversity. These contributions to diversity and equal opportunity can take a variety of forms including efforts to advance equitable access to education, public service that addresses the needs of California’s diverse population, research in the area of expertise that highlights inequalities, and/or mentoring and advising of students, particularly from underrepresented and underserved populations.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Weisman Art Museum Volunteer Opportunity

Call for volunteers!

Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN)

Weisman Art Museum Tour Guides, or “Weisguides,” are community volunteers dedicated to teaching and sharing the Weisman’s collection and philosophy to the public. If you have an appreciation of art, great people skills, and a love of teaching, apply now to be a Weisguide!

A required basic training course trains volunteers to conduct inquiry-based, participatory tours of the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Assignments include readings, oral presentations, and several hours of preparation outside of class. Classes are held on Fridays from 1-3pm, with monthly training sessions following the end of the initial course.

Visit this page to learn more and apply!

Proof Public Summer/Fall Volunteer Opportunities

Call for volunteers!

Proof Public (Minneapolis, MN)

Proof Public, a collaborative group of letterpress printers, artists, and community members working to increase public access to printmaking opportunities, is seeking volunteers for this summer/fall. Volunteers should have letterpress experience and be excited to teach others how to print! Proof Public creates prints that amplify marginalized voices, strengthen community dialogues and combat various forms of societal oppression.

Volunteers are selected for opportunities based on their level of experience. To sign up for Proof Public’s volunteer list, visit proofpublic.org/volunteer or email hello@proofpublic.org.

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Women’s Studio Workshop Residency Opportunity

Residency opportunity

Women’s Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY)

Women’s Studio Workshop has a variety of funded and subsidized residency opportunities for artists, including several specifically for book and print artists. Program requirements and additional details are available on the WSW website at the link below.

  • Artists’ Books Residency Grant, a 6-8 week residency for an artist to produce a limited edition artist’s book. Deadline: November 15.
  • Art-in-Education Book Arts Residency Grant, an 8-10 week residency focused on creating a limited edition artist’s book, while also working with students during our Art-in-Education program. Deadline: November 15.
  • Studio Residency Grant / Legacy Artists Residency Grant: 6 weeks working in WSW’s printmaking, papermaking, book arts or ceramics studios to create a new body of work. Deadline: April 1.

Deadline: Applications are reviewed annually at the deadlines mentioned above.

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Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency

Residency opportunity

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE)

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE offers 2- to 8-week residencies year-round for writers, visual artists, and music composers. Housing, studio space, $100/week stipend are provided. Approximately 60 residencies are awarded per year. $35 application fee.

Deadline: March 1 and September 1 of each year

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