Job Posting: Chair, Art & Art History Dept., Columbia College (Chicago)

See Chair, Department of Art & Art History, Columbia College Chicago

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

Yellowface in Hollywood

The Problem of “Yellow facing” in Hollywood and elsewhere is discussed in this Guardian opinion piece.

Yellowface and Racism Is Just as Important as Other Prejudice


CFP on Creolization and Trans-Atlantic Black Identities

See: Callfor Papers Creolization and Trans Atlantic Blackness: The Visual and Material Cultures of Slavery

20th-Century British Artists of Color: A New History Project

This is a new initiative, led by contemporary artist Sonia Boyce, will document the careers of British modernists and post-modernists who are/were black. (“Black” here is in the political category that was vital in the 1970s and 1980s, meaning British ethno-racial minorities of African, Asian, and Caribbean heritages.)

Boyce puts the paradox up front. The project’s categorization draws boundaries around the artists as black people, a designation which some of them believe will limit or subtend assessment of their practices. However, without naming these important artists as black people, the pathways of modernism and its narratives, will appear to be entirely and homogeneously white. These accounts are simply incomplete. What’s worse they fail to tell on themselves. That is, they don’t draw attention to their own exclusionarism and elitism.

For more on the British project, see:

“Forgotten History of Black Artists to Be Uncovered in £700,000 Curation Project” (Daily Mail, London)


CFP: Zones of Representation

Call for Papers:

“Zones of Representation: Photographing Contested Landscapes, Contemporary West Coast Perspectives on Photography and Photograph-Based Media,” a symposium organized by Makeda Best (California College of the Arts), Bridget Gilman (Santa Clara University), and Kathy Zarur (California College of the Arts), at SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, April 23, 2016
Contemporary global events and phenomena continue to shape visual interpretations of economic, social, environmental, and political geographies, and to disrupt conceptions of region, nation, citizenship, and community.

“Zones of Representation” will consider how photographers and time-based media artists have responded to transformations in the global landscape through new ideas about the function of photographic media, and the shifting roles of makers and audiences. We want to know: how can novel visual practices disrupt traditional narratives of spatial representation? In what unique ways do artists in time-based media acknowledge and respond to the historical contribution of their medium in defining, producing, and perpetuating these same narratives? What new connections do these practices demonstrate and reveal? And, in what ways do contemporary technologies, modes of distribution, and access impact interactions with the land?
We invite papers that address the expanded role of photography and time-based media in global landscape discourses and social fabrics.

Proposals on contemporary topics or new perspectives on historic materials are encouraged. Proposals from image makers are also welcome.

Please send a 300-word proposal, a one-paragraph biographical statement, and full contact information by January 8, 2016.
“Zones of Representation” aims to connect artists, historians, curators and arts professionals, and students in Northern California, facilitating a regional network for the latest art historical scholarship. The symposium is presented in collaboration with SF Camerawork and is co-sponsored by the Northern California Art Historians (NCAH), a College Art Association affiliated society.



Live: Conversations about Race at Stanford

Tomorrow (Nov. 19, 2015) starts at 12:30 PM Pacific

The first half of the symposium will feature a conversation from 12:30 to 2 pm PST about Policing, Mass Incarceration & Racial Justice with Mychal Denzel Smith (The Nation), Rinku Sen (Colorlines), Isabel Garcia (Derechos Humanos) and Reverend Osagyefo Sekou (Fellowship of Reconciliation & King Research and Education Institute). Moderated by H. Samy Alim.

The second half of the symposium will feature a conversation from 2:30 to 4 pm PST about The Arts, Racial Justice & Cultural Equity with Favianna Rodriguez (CultureStr/ke), Jasiri X (1Hood), Jonathan Calm (Stanford Department of Art & Art History), Deborah Cullinan (Yerba Buena Center for The Arts), and Rita Gonzalez (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). Moderated by Jeff Chang.
Here’s the URL again:

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position (20th-21st Century Literature) Macalester College/English Dept. – Deadline Nov. 1, 2015

Macalester/English Department Search for 20th-21st Century British Literature Specialist

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position @UConn: Black Atlantic Studies (listed through Dec. 31, 2015)


UConn Black Atlantic Studies

Hawai`i and Pacific American Studies Curator Position/SAAM – Application Deadline Oct. 30, 2015


2015 Grants for the Arts in San Francisco, CA (October 31, 2015 deadline)


Grants for the Arts Information page

Public Information Workshops held in October:

Info on the Funding Process and Timeline

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