Just Me and My Animal Friend

Deadline: August 27th
Opening: September 9th
Application: Apply Here

DO YOU HAVE AN *ANIMAL FRIEND?

*That isn’t a cat or dog, but potentially any other animal including turtles, insects, puppets (that you view as an animal friend), anthropomorphic objects, human-human/animal friend.   

Join us at the Museum of Human Achievement for “Just me and my Animal Friend! This juried show will provide an opportunity for Central Texas Humans and their Animal Friends to share the spotlight, their spectacular talents, and their dazzling fashion sense.

Our panel will include (3) of the finest enthusiasts, handlers, and personalities in the animal world! Each contestant and their handler will have 2-5 minutes to introduce themselves, state some interesting facts about their animal friend and others of its species, perform a talent, and/or simply dazzle the crowd!

Cash Prizes for the Best of Friends

BEST FRIENDS CASH PRIZE $75 | AUDIENCE FAVORITE CASH PRIZE $75

 

SPORTS

Deadline: Sept 15th
Opening: East Austin Studio Tour, Nov 11th, 12th, 18th, & 19th
Application: Apply Here

Sports is a group show of new sports.

The meeting place between physical and mental fitness. A fluxus field day.

The audience will be lead through a full sports survey, in rotation, of 10 physical challenges and 10 mental challenges. Focus will lean on group competition but there will be moments where an individual hero can claim the gold.

American Gladiators/GutsFluxusMichael JordanJohn CageChess BoxingYoko Ono

Artist(s) will be provided with a stipend, and a field of play (sports balls upon request). During the event, a referee will guide all teams through both the learning and competition of new sports. Two teams of 5 to 10 people (tbd) will compete with a running score being kept across each weekend of EAST and an ultimate team champion being determined at the end of both weekends. Sports can provide opportunity for a winner and/or lean on the esoteric and subjective success of the participant. Successful sports rules must be able to be explained or misunderstood in 2 minutes or less and played in 4 minutes max. Sports (the art show) is about camaraderie, competition, flow state, the historical significance of sports as a cultural anchor, your team, my team, winners, losers, abstractly determined international champions,  and concretely determined heroes.

Participants with all abilities are welcome.

 

Welcome to my Homepage Digital Artist Residency

Deadline: Sept 30th
Opening: varies
Application: Apply Here

Welcome to my Homepage is an online residency program that offers artists a no-cost, low-stakes opportunity to expand their practice in new directions, explore the web as a site for creative production, and reach a new audience. For visitors, the Homepage is an accessible art venue that aims to promote net.art appreciation and conversation both online and IRL. Welcome to my Homepage was founded in 2014 and has since hosted 30+ artists from across the world wide web.

Residencies occur monthly, last three weeks and are completely open to artist interpretation.  ​

 

Unlisted Projects Artist Residency

Deadline: Rolling
Opening: varies
Application: Apply Here

Unlisted Projects cultivates & facilitates interdisciplinary meeting points for visiting national/International artists amid a local landscape. We catalyze & nurture connections between visiting artists & the Austin arts ecosystem.

Unlisted Projects’ visiting artists live & work along a thriving community of 25 in-house creatives & are supported to collaborate with the greater Austin art community. The program provides studio/living space & working stipend, ensuring that each artist’s experience is productive & comfortable. Each residency period culminates in a public presentation of new work. Our program’s mission is to support, sustain, accelerate & grow interdisciplinary collaboration between Austin & national/international artists.

Note: Unlisted Projects is primarily focused on artists living outside of Austin, TX.