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Special Programs Now Accepting Applications | VCCA: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts


NEW! 2 Fellowships for Social Media Artists

VCCA is breaking ground with two new fellowships specifically for the emerging genre of social media artists. These fellowships are for artists new to VCCA.

Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, VCCA is offering two fully funded, six-week fellowships for artists who are using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube. The fellowships are for artists who are exploring ways to seamlessly integrate the social media platform into the work itself, thus finding new and compelling ways to use social media as a tool of self-expression. The fellowships are accompanied by a $2,000 stipend.

Craig Pleasants, VCCA Program Director says, “the artists selected for these fellowships will be working in ways that move art from the gallery or museum to the web, seeking ways to free art from geographical and temporal constraints. We are not defining social media artwork for this fellowship, leaving that to the artists who are pioneering this field, but the finished work must be presented on the web and be fully accessible to the netverse. We expect that the successful work will be tied to the logic of social media as well as being conceptually rich.”

The deadline for applying is June 15, 2012.This opportunity is for artists who have not previously been in residence at VCCA.

Residencies must take place between October 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.

via Special Programs Now Accepting Applications | VCCA: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.


VCCA panel at Book Festival

From Virginia Center for the Creative Arts:

VCCA Sponsors VA Book Panel, March 28

On the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, the VCCA and Second Street Gallery present three practitioners and an astute observer of art and conflict to reflect on how artists address the most pressing social and political issues.
“Depravity, Upheaval and the Good War,” features VCCA Fellows David Griffith and Judith Shatin and artist Sandow Birk, and is led in discussion by author and activist William Cleveland. Please join us Friday, March 28, 2008, at Second Street Gallery, 115 Second St., S.E., Charlottesville. Panel begins at 6 p.m. with a reception preceding at 5 p.m.