movie day: The Artist’s Resale Right

Dr. Theodore Feder and Janet Hicks of the Artists Rights Society, Maxwell Graham, Hans Haacke, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, R. H. Quaytman, and Justice Barbara Jaffe Presentations & Discussion Wednesday, July 22, 2015,  In light of recent action at the congressional level concerning artists’ resale rights, this event will provide a public forum for discussion around the proposed legislation of secondary market art sales in the US, and will locate these developments in relation to historical and international precedents and alternative models. In 2014 and 2015 Congressman Jerrold Nadler (Democrat, 10th District of New York) introduced into congress the American Royalties Too Act, or ART Act, which would grant visual artists a resale right enabling them to collect a percentage of any works re-sold for a profit at public auctions over a value of $5000. While there have been many previous unsuccessful attempts to pass such legislation in the US, this current bill brings with it indications of a potentially different outcome: the Copyright Office recommended in a 2013 report that a federal resale royalty for visual artists should be adopted, this past May the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld portions of the California Resale Royalty Act concerning in-state sales of visual artworks, and this month the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) announced that they will discuss visual artists’ resale rights in December 2015. In order to stimulate discussion, and to ask what artists and the broader art community might want—or not want—from such legislation, this event brings together speakers from backgrounds in art, art history, and law for a series of presentations and discussions. Dr. Theodore Feder and Janet Hicks of the Artists Rights Society will outline the ART Act and the work they have done lobbying for the bill, followed by curator and art historian Lauren van Haaften-Schick, who will provide a historical perspective concerning artists’ contracts and the legal history of art in the US. These presentations will be followed by a discussion between art dealer Maxwell Graham, artists Hans Haacke and R. H. Quaytman, and Justice Barbara Jaffe, New York Supreme Court, New York County, moderated by van Haaften-Schick. The evening will conclude with an open floor debate, at which all present are welcome to share thoughts and experiences. Even if the 2015 congressional session does not vote on the bill, or if it fails to pass, the recurrent interest in the issue of resale rights for artists merits greater involvement and consideration of the issue from those who stand to be impacted most—artists. This event is the first in a series organized by the recently formed W.A.G.E. Artists’ Resale Rights Working Group: Richard Birkett April Britski Maxwell Graham Leah Pires Cameron Rowland Lise Soskolne Lauren van Haaften-Schick

residency opportunity: Salt Spring Island Artist in Residence AiR program.

Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artist in Residence steering
committee are pleased to announce the second year of the Artist in
Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. 
Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides an opportunity for artists to
work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program
is open to all professionals working in the arts, in any genre or
medium, at any stage of their careers. AiR encourages applications from
artists of diverse cultural and regional backgrounds. The intent is to
provide the time and space for creativity and productivity and to
introduce visiting artists to Salt Spring Island and its arts
will be awarded based on available facilities, potential links to the
Salt Spring community, collaborative opportunities and artistic merit.
Applications for the AiR program can be submitted on or before April 15, 2017 for tenure between October 2017 and April 2018. 
Application information is available at 
Salt Spring looks forward to welcoming the winner of the second Salt Spring National Art Prize to be announced October 21, 2017. See

AiR program invites artists to ‘Come, share the experience” and engage
with the creative cultural community of Salt Spring Island. 

residency opportunities: NCECA International Residency Partner Programs

DEADLINE: December 17, 2016 

NCECA International Residency Awards support projects that are
approximately one month in duration, to occur between April 2017 and
March 2018.  Residency dates vary; check details below.

For 2017, NCECA is pleased to partner with:

  • Medalta International Artists In Residence Program
    Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • Celebrating 10 years at Curaumilla Art Center with NCECA Residency
    Santiago, Chile

The purpose of NCECA is to promote and improve the ceramic arts
through education, research and creative practice. One of the many ways
that NCECA supports its members is by providing opportunities to engage
in international programs. Intercultural exchange of ideas and methods
is critical to evolution of individual artists who through their
immersion and experimentation, absorb and sometimes transform influences
of other artists and their cultures. NCECA has participated in programs
in Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and South America. Global
interface will continue to play an important role in NCECA’s efforts to
sustain and advance a vibrant ceramic art and education community.

The award amount available for 2017 will be $3750.00 per residency.
Partnering residency centers are expected to support the artists through
in-kind and/ or monetary support subject to their available resources.
Prior to submitting an application, artists should visit and review the
residency websites below to learn about each program’s costs,
facilities, unique experiences, and application requirements.

Application materials may include the following items but each
application process may be different; Letter of Intent, Artist
statement, Resume/CV, 10 images, etc.

Medalta International Artists In Residence Program
713 Medalta Ave SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Primary Contact: Noriko Masuda

An eight-week residency is available only July 3 – August 30, 2017
International Visa is not required.

Approximate total cost for an eight-week residency is $4060.00. 
Medalta will provide up to $1760 in-kind support and NCECA has budgeted
$3750.00; the selected artist is responsible for costs beyond the
budgeted amount; Studio fees, services, firing fees, miscellaneous
expenses. This cost is only an estimate and could change depending on
varying factors such as material/firing usage, food consumption, and
travel distance.  In-kind support provided by residency is for specified
items and amounts. CLICK HERE for application process.

Celebrating 10 Years at Curaumilla Arts Center with NCECA Residency

Director:                Marilu Pelusa Rosenthal
Primary Contact:   Marilu Pelusa Rosenthal
Mailing Address:   La Disputada 37, Lo Barnechea, Santiago
Country:                Chile
Telephone:           (569) 8428 0745
Email :       

A four-week residency is available April 2017 – November 2017.
International Visa is not required.

Approximate total cost for a four-week residency is $4000.00.
Curaumilla will provide up to $1900 in-kind support and NCECA has
budgeted $3750.00; the selected artist is responsible for costs beyond
the budgeted amount; materials, firing fees, miscellaneous expenses.
This cost is only an estimate and could change depending on varying
factors such as material/firing usage, food consumption, and travel
distance.  In-kind support provided by residency is for specified items
and amounts.  CLICK HERE for application process.

Full details and eligibility are on the NCECA website here.

call for entry: Touchstone 2017

Ceramics Ireland invites all ceramic makers, living here and Irish makers abroad, to submit to a juried exhibition which will be launched at Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, June / Sept 2017 and then travel on to further venues. 
Following on from the success of the Centred exhibition, 2014. Ceramics Ireland are delighted to announce that we will host Touchstone in 2017. This coincides with the 40th anniversary celebrations of Ceramics Ireland.
The show will be juried by an independent panel of three and will feature approx 40 artists.
Important dates: Submission deadline: August 31st 2016
Submission of 6 images, CV and artist statement by email. Emailed to: 
(Images must be individually named with artist name and numbered 1 to 6 e.g. Mary Higgins 1 / Mary Higgins 2 – jpeg format)
Submission fee €30 

CREATIVE SASKATCHEWAN Investment Grant Outreach Tour

Creative Saskatchewan is hosting an ‘Investment Grant Outreach Tour’ in advance of our fall intake for program funding. This tour is open to all creative producers from our supported creative industries and is designed as an opportunity to learn more about Creative Saskatchewan, our funding programs, and tips for completing your funding application to us.

In an effort to reach as many Saskatchewan creative producers as possible, we are hosting 8 outreach sessions from August 25 through September 5 in a variety of locations throughout the province. Learn about investment opportunities for commercial creative industry projects and endeavours that can help you introduce your product to global markets.

Creative Saskatchewan is a new agency dedicated to the growth and commercial viability of Saskatchewan’s creative industries. A series of workshops throughout the province will provide information about our investment programs and tips on compiling and submitting your application.

Creative Saskatchewan manages 9 investment programs; each program is designed to support the success of its applicants.   |   1-800-561-9933
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