ArtCenter/South Florida strives to be a leader in the South Florida contemporary cultural scene as a creative and learning center, and internationally recognized as a world class cultural center.

The mission of ArtCenter/South Florida is to support artists and advance the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts and culture in South Florida. ArtCenter creates opportunities for experimentation and innovation, and encourages the exchange of ideas across cultures through residencies, exhibitions, public programs, education and outreach.


From September to December the Bureau for Cultural Strategies (BUX) and ArtCenter are organizing The Recalibrated Institution: a 12-week paid fellowship and laboratory in Miami for developing and testing intelligences that address emerging and long-term systemic challenges.


Eligibility:
 
Open to practitioners from anywhere working in contemporary art, design, architecture and related disciplines, as well as cultural managers, economists, coders and all those interested in innovative institutional models. The 12-week fellowship will be awarded to 8 practitioners, 3 of which will be awarded to Miami-based practitioners. Please note that discussions and seminars will be held in English, so applicants must have a fluent ability to understand the language. We welcome international applicants, but are unable to assist in visa, sponsorship, or immigration requirements.

Deadline: July 10, 2017, 11:59pm (EST)

Fellowship period: September 18-December 15, 2017 at ArtCenter/Downtown

What we offer: a total stipend of $3,750 and round trip travel expenses to Miami for up to 8 fellows–three of which will be awarded specifically to Miami-based practitioners. Housing will also be provided in Downtown Miami for up to five fellows with priority given to practitioners coming from outside of Miami.

What do we want from you?

  • A keen interest in innovative institutional models and infrastructural set-ups. 

  • Full-time participation during the entire 12-week project
  • Strong motivation to work independently as well as collaboratively. Join daily working conversations with other participants and visiting faculty. 
  • The capacity to process and translate artistic, infrastructural, legal, technical, theoretical, and design research into strategic insights. 
Formal Requirements
  • Short answers to a few basic questions
  • A CV in PDF format
  • Some examples of your previous work and current projects 
  • 2 references who know you on a professional level (name, email, phone, and affiliation)
  • Applicants must have a valid passport. 

Selection process & notification of acceptance
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of ArtCenter, the Bureau for Cultural Strategies, and members of Miami's art community. Selected applicants will be notified of their acceptance on July 31, 2017.

The Challenge

Since the 1990s, contemporary cultural institutions have functioned as sites for propagating and valorizing a liberal cosmopolitan vision. Today, the unity and operative efficacy of this vision are being challenged by the impacts of digital technologies, financialization, and the mainstreaming of xenophobic policies. By the same token, some of these developments are creating novel possibilities for reconfiguring the structural agency and socio-economic function of cultural institutions. More than ever, there is a need to shift beyond the age-old divide of “infrastructures” versus “cultural content”––the back-end and the front-end of cultural institutional set-up––and to start prototyping strategies that think the two in tandem. The challenge is to develop cultural intelligences and tool-kits that are capable of enforcing this recalibration.

The Recalibrated Institution 

The program takes the contemporary cultural institution as its artistic medium precisely because such institutions are junctures at which geopolitical and economic interests intersect. Whether in the form of the art market, the real estate market, or the “creative city,” cultural institutions routinely function as vehicles for comparative advantage and as access points to select financial and political networks. At the same time, cultural institutions continue to identify with various traditional roles: interfacing with the general public, preserving legacies, providing opportunities for cultural producers, representing and critically engaging with wider societal processes–a softened version of cosmopolitan nation-building at a city scale. The aim of the fellowship is to rework these different facets and to bring them into progressive structural realignments. Set in Miami, The Recalibrated Institution takes the city as a leading example of how development is defined in the global contemporary art system: the impact of real estate speculation on urbanism, changing demographics resulting from economic migration or wealth management, and the challenges posed by climate change and sea level rise. Cultural institutions are integral to coalescing these speculative and material interests by presenting Miami as a forward-facing global city to both its local populations as well as external investors. The Miami Model is a blueprint and hence a starting point in rethinking cultural strategy at different scales and contexts.  

The Recalibrated Institution will consist of eight fellows selected for their work in contemporary art, design, architecture and related disciplines, as well as cultural managers, economists, coders and all those interested in innovative institutional models and infrastructural set-ups. The eight fellows will work with strategists Marta Ferreira de Sá and Ben Singleton (Rival Strategy), theorist Suhail Malik (Programme Co-Director of the MFA in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London), artist and co-organizer of W.A.G.E Lise Soskolne and others on designing frameworks to be probed in partnership with different cultural institutions in Miami and internationally. A series of public programs will also unfold throughout the course of the fellowship program.

This program involves self-initiated and collaborative work, as well as capacity in processing and translating artistic, infrastructural, legal, technical, theoretical, and design research into strategic insights. Fellows will work together toward a series of concluding programs in December 2017 in Miami as well as the possibility for continuing engagements with partner institutions in 2018.

Bureau for Cultural Strategies (BUX) is formed by Armen Avanessian and Victoria Ivanova. BUX is part of an ongoing project of producing and disseminating conceptual and strategic tool-kits that can enable the sphere of contemporary culture to make actionable claims on the future. Their earlier theoretical collaborations include amongst others the publication The Time-Complex. Postcontemporary (ed. with Suhail Malik, NAME Publications 2016).  



ArtCenter/South Florida’s is seeking proposals for Walgreens windows located at Collins & 67th St and Collins & 74th St and at O Cinema Wynwood. The windows and cinema gallery offer a unique exhibition opportunity in an urban and touristic setting with a constant flow of visitors, ranging from beach lovers to moviegoers to art collectors. Call for proposals only available for ArtCenter alumni and resident artists.

ELIGIBILITY

- ArtCenter resident artists

- ArtCenter alumni residents

SUBMIT PROPOSAL:

A full proposal includes:

1.    Contact information

2.    Project proposal (max. 500 words)

3.    Selected spaces

4.    Artist biography (max. 150 words)

5.    Sketches or documentation of proposed work (if applicable)

6.    Image of recent work (min 1 - max 8)          

Please refer to the following PDF floor plans for exhibition spaces:

Floor Plan for Walgreens 67th Street and Collins Avenue 
Floor Plan for Walgreens 74th and Collins Avenue
Floor Plan for O Cinema Wynwood 



ArtCenter/South Florida’s is seeking proposals for the 924 Vitrine, Walgreens windows located at Collins & 67th St and Collins & 74th St and at O Cinema Wynwood. These spaces offer a unique exhibition opportunity in an urban and touristic setting with a constant flow of visitors, ranging from beach lovers to moviegoers to art collectors. Call for proposals only available for ArtCenter alumni and resident artists.

ELIGIBILITY

- ArtCenter resident artists

- ArtCenter alumni residents

SUBMIT PROPOSAL:

A full proposal includes:

1.    Contact information

2.    Project proposal (max. 500 words)

3.    Selected spaces

4.    Artist biography (max. 150 words)

5.    Sketches or documentation of proposed work (if applicable)

6.    Image of recent work (min 1 - max 8)          

Please refer to the following PDF floor plans for exhibition spaces:

Floor Plan for Walgreens 67th Street and Collins Avenue  

Floor Plan for Walgreens 74th and Collins Avenue

Floor Plan for O Cinema Wynwood 

Floor Plan for 924 Vitrine

Your Alumni Profile submission for the new ArtCenter South Florida Website should include:

- Artist Statement/Bio (500 words max.)
- 3 to 5 images of your work (atleast 300 dpi)
- Link to your personal website
- Medium
- Studio Address



ArtCenter's International Exchange Program
Opportunity to participate in Les Cliniques, organized by Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Dates: September 13-20, 2017
Application Deadline: July 15th, 2017
Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2017

ArtCenter/South Florida is pleased to announce an open call to all alumni and current studio residents to participate in a 7-day International Exchange program with Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The selected artist will travel to Palma de Mallorca, Spain and engage with participants involved in the opening days of the 2017-2018 Les Cliniques organized by EsBaluard. 

The selected artist will receive a travel stipend and accommodations in order to explore the local art scene in Palma de Mallorca and participate in group discussions and critiques organized by EsBaluard. Please note: in order to take full advantage of this experience, selected artist must have a fluent ability to understand Spanish, even if primary spoken language is English. Upon their return, selected artists is expected to organize a public program drawn from her/his experience during this exchange.

For more information about Les Cliniques please visit: http://www.esbaluard.org/en/activitats/766/les-cliniques-des-baluard

Eligibility:
 ArtCenter alumni and ArtCenter current studio residents residing in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, or Monroe Counties are invited to apply. Recipient must have a fluent ability to understand Spanish, even if primary spoken language is English. Recipient must have a valid passport and the ability to travel during the specified residency period. 

Deadline: July 15 , 2017, 11:59pm (EST)

Residency period: September 13-September 20, 2017 at Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Palma de Mallorca de Mallorca, Spain

What is offered: A travel stipend not to exceed $1,500. This stipend is to be used to cover economy round trip airfare from your current location to Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Accommodations will be provided by our partner institution, Es Baluard. Upon completion of a public program at ArtCenter,  the selected artist will receive $250 honorarium. 

Formal Requirements
  • A full application contains:
    • Contact information
    • Confirmation that you will be available to travel during designated residency term (September 13-20, 2017), this includes confirmation of valid passport and travel documentation. Note: ArtCenter does not provide nor cover fees associated with visas or travel documentation. 
    • CV (max. 3 pages)
    • 2 references who know you on professional level (name, email, phone, and affiliation)
    • A statement of intent addressing why you want to be part of ArtCenter’s international exchange with EsBaluard and what you hope to accomplish during the one week residency. (max. 500 words)
    • Up to 10 images as jpgs, 72 dpi (not embedded in a program such as PowerPoint) Note: In case of video, please submit the link for review
Selection process & notification of acceptance
The decisions will be based on the materials provided in the application. The proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of ArtCenter and Es Baluard representatives. The selected applicant will be notified of their acceptance July 30, 2017.

About Es Baluard
http://www.esbaluard.org