CFP on Creolization and Trans-Atlantic Black Identities

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

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

AICAD Studio Practice Residency Opportunity (Deadline Aug. 21, 2015)

Apply here:

AICAD Studio Practice Residency

More info here:

About the AICAD Studio Practice Residency

JOB: Admin, African-American Fine Art @ Swann Galleries

Administrative Assistant, African-American Fine Art Department


Swann Auction Galleries, an art and rare book auction house, is seeking an administrative assistant for its African-American Fine Art department. Since its creation in 2006, this department is dedicated to the promotion and sale of fine art by important African-American artists from the 19th century to the contemporary.

This is a full-time position, working closely with the director in all department functions, including consignments, catalogue production and auction sales. Administrative assistant duties include but are not limited to answering inquiries, working with consignors and buyers, inventory management, exhibition planning, art handling and research. Assistants also support staff on Swann auction sale days.

Qualifications and Requirements:
• A minimum of an undergraduate degree in art history, fine arts, arts administration/education, or a related field.
• Excellent organizational, communication, visual and writing skills.
• Knowledge of art history and contemporary art.
• Knowledge of PC and Microsoft platforms. Familiarity with digital photography and Photoshop preferred.

Please submit a one page cover letter and a current resumé to Nigel Freeman, Director, African-American Fine Art, via email –


NEH Summer Institute on American Material Culture

American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York
NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers

At the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
New York City, July 1-26, 2013

Objects matter. Material culture scholars use artifactual evidence
such as consumer goods, architecture, clothing, landscape, decorative
arts, and many other types of material.

The Bard Graduate Center will host a four-week NEH Summer Institute on
American Material Culture. The institute will focus on the material
culture of the nineteenth century and use New York as its case study
because of its role as a national center for fashioning cultural
commodities and promoting consumer tastes. We will study significant
texts in the scholarship of material culture together as well as in
tandem with visiting some of the wonderful collections in and around
New York City for our hands-on work with artifacts. The city will be
our laboratory to explore some of the important issues of broad impact
that go well beyond New York.

We welcome applications from college teachers and other scholars with
some experience doing object-based work, as well as those who have
never taught or studied material culture. Application materials and
other information about content, qualifications, stipends, housing,
etc. is available at

The application deadline is March 4, 2013.

David Jaffee, Project Director
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture

For more information, please contact:

Katrina London
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
38 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
212.501.3026 /

JOB/PUB: Inaugural South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) Undergraduate Editorial Board

The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) is now accepting applications from undergraduate students for its inaugural SAADA Undergraduate Editorial Board!
SAADA is the only independent non-profit organization working systematically to document the rich history of the South Asian American community and ensure that these important stories are more widely known and preserved for future generations. All the materials SAADA collects are freely accessible to the public online at

Call for submissions for the ttff/12

Repeating Islands

The call for submissions for the 2012 edition of the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), which takes place from 19 September to 02 October, is now open.

Presented by Flow, the ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of films made in the Caribbean region, including Latin American countries in the Caribbean Basin; by Caribbean people of the diaspora; and by international filmmakers that reflect Caribbean culture and way of life both in the region and the diaspora.

Selected films screened at the Festival are eligible for the following five jury prizes: best narrative feature film (US$4,000); best documentary feature film (US$4,000); best short film (US$2,000); best local feature film (TT$20,000); and best local short film (TT$10,000).

There are also three people’s choice awards, for best dramatic feature, best documentary and best short, each worth TT$5,000.

All selected films are also eligible for screening on Flow’s video on…

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JOB: Director, Driskell Center @ UMD

With Robert Steele’s approaching retirement as Director of The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African American and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, a Search Committee has been formed to select Bob’s successor.

As you likely know, the Driskell Center is an internationally recognized hub for the study of African American visual arts. Founded in 2001, the Center provides an intellectual home for artists, museum professionals, art administrators, and scholars who are interested in broadening the field of African diasporic studies.

The Center has reached a critical moment in its history. While fundraising will remain a central concern, the new director will have primary responsibility for the Center’s artistic direction and in shaping all aspects of its future direction. Go to UMD’s Human Resources website to find a detailed description of the Director’s responsibilities:

The Driskell Center is looking for a seasoned professional who is experienced in all aspects of museum interpretive services to lead this effort.  This person must be energetic, committed, articulate, and highly motivated.

–Adrienne L. Childs

“Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching” Summer Institute @ NYU

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University is convening an NEH Summer Institute from July 9-28, 2012, entitled “Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching.” The Summer Institute for twenty-five college and university teachers will deepen participants’ understanding of pivotal developments and critical issues in Asian American art history and visual culture studies, while providing access to specialized archives and collections that will enhance their research and teaching in the humanities.

Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University
41-51 E. 11th Street, Floor 7
New York, NY 10003


Alexandra Chang, Summer Institute Co-director

OPP: Archaeological Field School on Edgefield, South Carolina Pottery Communities

Archaeological Field School on Edgefield, South Carolina Pottery Communities
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anth. 454-CF and 455-CF (6 credits; 6 weeks), May 23, 2011 to July 1, 2011

This field school will provide training in the techniques of excavation, mapping, controlled surface surveys, artifact classification and contextual interpretation. Students will work in supervised teams, learning to function as members of a field crew, with all of the skills necessary for becoming professional archaeologists. Many students from past University of Illinois field schools have gone on to graduate study and professional field-archaeology positions. Laboratory processing and analysis will be ongoing during the field season. Evening lectures by project staff, visiting archaeologists, and historians will focus on providing background on how field data are used to answer archaeological and historical research questions.

Learn more on our web site —

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