Five Years Out: “Call for Innovation” to Professional Artists Worldwide

Arrow Electronics and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival are joining forces for the fifth straight year on the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge, an international art contest celebrating innovation and artistic expression held July 1 to July 3 in Denver’s Cherry Creek area.

DEADLINE: March 10, 2017

Calling all Artists with innovative ideas! This is your opportunity to express the idea of innovation through the discipline of your choice. Artists may submit ideas through the process below, seven finalists will be awarded a $5,000 commission to create their piece and display it at the 2017 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. One winner will be selected and receive the Innovation Award of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2018 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The seven pieces of art will then become part of the innovative collection of artwork at Arrow and may be featured in a global ad series and in locations around the world.

Details and Application [WWW]

Wellcome Image Awards 2017 – Open Call

The winning images will go on display in science centres and public galleries around the world.

Deadline: September 11, 2016

Are you a scientist, photographer or artist?

The Wellcome Image Awards are the Wellcome Trust’s most eye-catching celebration of science, medicine and life. The Awards recognise the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images that communicate significant aspects of biomedical science. The winners are selected from all new images acquired by Wellcome Images during the preceding year. Judged by a panel that includes experts in science communication, medicine and biomedical science, the Awards showcase the best in science image making.

The winning images will go on display in science centres and public galleries around the world.
Placing images in a picture library such as Wellcome Images is an excellent way to engage with the public and to increase their understanding of your work. In order for your images to be considered for the Awards, they first need to be accepted into our collections. We are looking to acquire high quality imagery that relate to biomedical science and contemporary healthcare, and are interested in all artistic media and imaging techniques, from hand-drawn illustrations to clinical photography, super-resolution microscopy and functional MRI scans.

Enter for your chance to win prize money: £5,000 for the overall winner, £2,500 for the Julie Dorrington Award winner, and £500 for each of the other winning images.

More details and application [www]

Fermilab Artist in Residence Program for 2017

Artist in residence will interact with scientists at the laboratory, learn about their research, see how it connects to society, and then use this information to create a body of work.

Deadline: August 23, 2016
Location: USA

Fermilab is America’s national laboratory dedicated to particle physics research. To initiate and stimulate communication and interactions among scientists, artists and the public, the laboratory has created an Artist in Residence program and seeks applications for the 2017 cycle. The Fermilab artist in residence will interact with scientists at the laboratory, learn about their research, see how it connects to society, and then use this information to create a body of work, ideally leading to presentations in the local community and an exhibition of the artwork at Fermilab and other places. A small stipend will be provided by the Fermi Research Alliance. Currently no housing is available.

Applying to the Artist in Residence Program

Applications and inquires for the 2017 Artist in Residence should be submitted to Art@fnal.gov.
The application period opens May 23, 2016 closes August 23, 2016. Artists might be contacted for an interview and a presentation of examples of their portfolio.
The next residency begins January 2017.

More details and application [www]