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2021 / 2022 Project Space Artists-in-Residence

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Calls For Work

ImageOut Call For Art: We Are Family

Call for submissions of any media for the 2017 ImageOut exhibition

The 2015 US Supreme Court ruling that declared same-sex marriage legal provided same-gender loving individual’s access to one of the two dominant forms of kinship making (the other route being biological reproduction). However,this development does not signal LGBTQ people finally being able to access “family,” as LGBTQ people have had to and continue to create alternative models of family that exist outside of marriage and reproduction. With this in mind, ImageOut seeks submissions of art that explores:

• How contemporary LGBTQ people are accessing and navigating marriage
• Family building and child-rearing
• The cultural, social, and legal barriers to marriage and child-rearing that remain
• Historical and contemporary kinship practices that do not reflect dominant conceptions of family (e.g. the nuclear family)

In addition, ImageOut recognizes that abuse, neglect, estrangement, and expulsion cause many LGBTQ people discomfort around the concept of “family.” And so we invite work that does not just treat “family” as an inherent good, but as a concept that needs to be troubled, interrogated, and dismantled.

Exhibition: Visual Studies Workshop Gallery  September 1 – October 21, 2017
Submission deadline: July 15, 2017
Click for the full submission guidelines.

Calls For Work

Afterimage Call For Submissions: Media Literacy in a “Post-Factual” Age

Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism invites submissions from all fields for a special issue on Media Literacy in a “Post-Factual” Age to be published January 8, 2018

Articles and artist’s projects addressing the theme of “media literacy in a ‘post-factual’ age” are welcome, and submissions that consider the intersections of art, activist, journalistic, and media literacy practices are particularly encouraged. There will be a print and an online edition of this special issue, so multimedia projects are welcome.

These contributions might include, but are in no way limited to, articles and projects addressing:

• Artistic interventions into mass media and spectacular culture

• Activist media practices

• Photojournalism and the production of alternative knowledges

• Current theoretical and practical approaches to teaching media literacy and media studies

• Media flows, borders, and walls: from neoliberal “openness” to populist enclosures

• Critiques of journalistic, scientific, and political objectivity

• Popular skepticism and challenges to the authority of mass media

• The emergence of “fake news” (particularly submissions that go beyond widely circulated definitions to critically consider issues surrounding the production of knowledge within globally networked culture)

• The networked production of truth: social media, news automation, algorithms, “filter bubbles,” “echo chambers,” robots, and bots

• Leakers and hackers: activist approaches to scrutiny, transparency, and accountability in a “post-factual” era

• Political satire as news critique


Titles and abstracts for papers and artist’s projects are invited by May 1, 2017 and should be submitted to Afterimage editor Karen vanMeenen at afterimageeditor [at] yahoo [dot] com. Authors and artists are encouraged to discuss proposals with the editor prior to submitting materials. Deadline to submit finalized projects is June 1, 2017.

For additional information regarding Afterimage submission guidelines, click here.

Note: No writer’s stipends are available for this issue. Contributors will receive copies and a complimentary subscription. All other submission details apply.