Check out below for all Antenna open calls including those for exhibitions, publications, residencies, and grants. Visit Antenna.works to see this work in action. 

For Questions email: info@antenna.works

Antenna is seeking short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or prose submissions for inclusion in Antenna::Signals 018, print publication. Submissions should relate to the Antenna::Signals 018 theme of RETENTION as part of our 2020 water series, which will explore the intersections of water retention systems and ideas of absorbing, retaining, holding, and reimagining culture practices, equity strategies, and a sense of self and belonging during times of crises and disruptions.

Each written submission can be up to 1500 words. We will accept up to 5 writings for inclusion. Each accepted contributors will receive an honorarium of $150 for publication in a 200 magazine edition and online at https://antenna.works/signals. With a commitment to fostering cross-disciplinary conversations and collaborations, we invite artists, writers, activists, poets, scholars, performers, advocates, and scientists and more to submit today.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Monday, November 30th, 2020.

ABOUT ANTENNA::SIGNALS

Antenna::Signals is a multimedia cultural program conceived as a quarterly ‘live-action magazine’ and accompanying publication, podcast series, and short documentary series. All of the Signals elements highlight the local cultural producers and thinkers who shape the cultural landscape of New Orleans, with each installation focusing on a specific theme. You can see past issues here! In the face of the continuing COVID-19 crisis, Antenna is bolstering Signals multimedia elements instead of live-events. Issue::018 Retention will drop on December 21st.

ABOUT ANTENNA

Antenna is a New Orleans-based non-profit arts organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of the city by creating and supporting artist- and writer-driven programs that encourage experimentation, creative risk-taking, socially engaged art practices.

 

Oxbow Index, Adam Crosson 

  
Antenna :: Inter(national) Open Call 2021
Submission Deadline 11/30/2020
Submission Fee: $40 ( you can request that the fee be waived by emailing info@antenna.works )

 This opportunity is for Individual Visual Artists or Collaboratives living and working outside of Louisiana. Artists working in any media are encouraged to apply, with one applicant selected and awarded a solo show for the 2021 calendar year (we will work with the selected artist for a month that works best for their schedule), an honorarium of $1,000 (split amongst the group, if collaborative), paid shipping, paid travel to and from New Orleans for the install and opening of the exhibition, accommodations in Antenna's residency space, and publishing of an exhibition catalog, artist book, or similar ephemera to be determined in collaboration with the artist and Antenna's publishing center, Paper Machine.

To apply for this opportunity, you must be outside of Louisiana and must submit the following:
-A portfolio of recent works (10-20)
-Inventory list including titles, dates completed, sizes, and mediums
-Artistic Statement
-Artistic Resume
-Artist Bio


All Applications will be reviewed by a panel of current organizing Antenna Gallery members. See a listing of current members at: https://www.antenna.works/people/. Note that examples submitted to the Antenna: Open Call need only be representative of your work or practice and don't necessarily have to be the pieces exhibited at Antenna. For those who may wish to propose a site specific project, you can view a gallery layout here: http://antenna.works/antenna_layout.pdf

The ever growing list of artists selected from our open call processes include:

Fumi Amano
AnnieLaurie Erickson
Doreen Garner
Nathan Halverson
David R Harper
Juliana Kasumu
Maria Lux
Marta Rodriguez Maleck  
R. Eric McMaster
Christopher McNulty
Sara Nance
Angela Piehl
Macon Reed
Yoshie Sakai
Kristine Thompson
Carlie Trosclair
Lorna Williams
Ying Zhu


Better than Me group Exhibition at Antenna, February 2020 


Antenna :: Louisiana Open Call 2021
Submission Deadline 11/30/2020

This opportunity is for those living and working in Louisiana. Individual Visual Artists or Collaboratives working in any media are encouraged to apply to the Antenna::Open Call. One applicant will be selected and will be awarded a solo show for the 2021 calendar year (we will work with the selected artist for a month that works best for their schedule), an honorarium of $1,500 (split amongst the group, if collaborative). Please note these funds are meant to cover all costs of this opportunity (including any installation, shipping, or travel expenses if necessary). The award includes the publishing of an exhibition catalog, artist book, or other similar ephemera to be determined in collaboration with the artist and Antenna's publishing center, Paper Machine

 Submission Fee: FREE for 2020!

To apply for this opportunity, you must be a Louisiana resident and must submit the following:

-A portfolio of recent works (10-20)

-Inventory list including titles, dates completed, sizes, and mediums

-Artistic Statement

-Artistic Resume

-Artist Bio

Note that examples submitted to the Antenna: Open Call need only be representative of your work or practice and don't necessarily have to be the pieces exhibited at Antenna. For those who may wish to propose a site specific project, you can view a gallery layout here: http://antenna.works/antenna_layout.pdf

The ever growing list of artists selected from our open call processes include:

Fumi Amano 

AnnieLaurie Erickson

Doreen Garner

Nathan Halverson

David R Harper

Juliana Kasumu 

Maria Lux

Marta Rodriguez Maleck  

R. Eric McMaster

Christopher McNulty

Sara Nance

Angela Piehl

Macon Reed

Yoshie Sakai

Kristine Thompson

Carlie Trosclair

Lorna Williams

Ying Zhu


Sophie Lucido Johnson : How To Do It All

  
 Throughout the year we welcome proposals for exhibitions in the downstairs Reading Room at Antenna Gallery. Successful proposals take expansive or experimental approaches to exhibitions of artists books, literary culture, or collaborations between artists and writers.  


 Submissions should include a proposal for the space, 4 walls minimum (note ceilings are 8 feet tall). See floor layout here, with two ways to set up the 1st floor gallery space, a smaller more select show or a larger show that utilizes most of the 1st floor.

  Proposals could be, but are not limited to:
 -A curated selection of artists books.
 -An curated exhibitions of books and artwork exploring a singular theme.
 -A chapbook with a writer and artist in mind with samples of both of their works.
 -A show developed out of a newly published book. Books are not limited to traditionally published media. We are open to and encourage artists books, zines, book objects, sculptural books, one of a kind, and editioned books, etc.
 Shows will be on display for 2 months and would have openings and closings coinciding with the second Saturday openings upstairs at Antenna. 


 Visit our Reading Room exhibition archive to see examples of past exhibitions. If selected, Antenna will pay for shipping expenses, and depending on the budget at the time of selection, may also have modest funding for other expenses. 

Antenna’s Paper Machine Residency supports artists and writers in the development of creative projects and public programs that explore and expand the possibilities of print-based artistic inquiry. The program annually welcomes up to 5 local and national/international creators to realize unique proposals for print-focused projects. Over the course of a month long residency at Paper Machine, Artists-in-Residence will: 1) develop original editioned work under the broadly-defined rubric of printmaking, including publications, sculptural books, zines, multiples, and other such works; and 2) will present complementary programs that engage the public in their artistic process, which could include a participatory composition, workshop, or artist talk.  Selected Artists will be awarded a $1500 honorarium, paid travel to and from New Orleans, a month long stay in the Paper Machine onsite residency space, and assistance in development/execution of an edition with a portion given to the creator (Please note that all of these resources are shared or split for collaborative projects). The typical edition is 300 with 50 copies provided to the artist, but that may change based on how complicated or ambitious the final project ends up. All materials will be provided by Paper Machine for the production of the edition, the portion of the edition left with Paper Machine will be sold to benefit the program.         

About Paper Machine
Paper Machine is a project of the New Orleans based non-profit arts organization Antenna. It is a 5,000 square-foot center for creator-driven publishing in the Lower 9th Ward, which houses a range of new and traditional technologies: commercial-grade digital & foiling presses as well as letterpress and silkscreen, direct-to-garment, 3D printing equipment, and full book bindery. The second floor offers affordable studio space for local artists and the Artist Book Collection at Paper Machine, a teaching collection of artists’ books, editioned and one-of-a-kind productions spanning visual art, literary art, graphic design, printmaking, bookbinding, papermaking, and publishing.

Projects
Creators must apply with a proposed project. We understand that these ideas may morph throughout the residency, or even between application and arrival. Ultimately, Paper Machine exists to support your creative process and what happens where it intersects with print-based technologies. We ask for a written proposal and supporting images in the application in order to get a sense of how an artist might use their residency, but we know that things may change. Because the print center may be an overwhelming environment for some at the beginning, a proposal provides a great place to start, but we expect many creative projects will diverge from the original proposals.

Public Program
We ask that all Paper Machine residents propose some kind of Public Program. This could be an artist talk, workshop, collaborative project, or anything else that creates a moment for our community to engage with you and your project. This will be proposed after selection.
 
Support Materials
Support Materials can include examples of past work, focused on a detailed explanation of one past project and then a portfolio of up to 10 works. You are asked to describe your project proposal and you can include a pdf that expands upon your project proposal description.

Important Dates
-November 30th, 2020: Deadline for applications 

-Late January 2021: Announcement of awardees

-April 2021 - April 2022 : Month long residencies hosted (timeframe based on the schedule of the artist, and for those traveling we will be aiming into late 2021 or Early 2022 due to Covid)

Eligibility
-Open to visual artists, writers, collectives, or long-term collaborative projects.
-Applicants must be working in their field of expertise for at least 5 years.
-Cannot currently be a student enrolled in post-secondary or graduate-level programs.
-Artists-in-residence can come to the program with little experience working in print, but we ask that artists come with an open mind and eagerness to learn and work. 

Juror

We are excited to have the incredibly thoughtful and amazing former Paper Machine Resident, Patrice Aphrodite Helmar helping to make the selection for the 2021 Paper Machine Residency. Patrice is an artist and independent curator who lives and works in New York.  A graduate of Columbia University's Visual Arts MFA program, she is currently visiting professor at Pratt Institute and Columbia University, as well as founder of the Backyard Biennial, and the Marble Hill Camera and Supper Club

Helmar's work has appeared internationally, including at the Jewish Museum, National Museum of Iceland, Houston Center for Photography, New York Photo Festival, BOSI Contemporary, Fisher Landau Center, Judith Charles Gallery, and the Anchorage Museum. Helmar was a nominee for the Rema Hort Mann and Gordon Parks Prize, and a recipient of a Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship. Her work is included in public and private collections including the Centre Pompidou Library, Rasmuson Foundation, Juneau Douglas City Museum, Duke University, and the Barnard Zine Library.

Artists selected for Paper Machine Residencies:

Amanda Burnham

Cheryl Derricotte

Patrice Aphrodite Helmar

Marta Rodriguez Maleck

Alison Leialoha Milham

Mouthfeel (S*an D Henry-Smith & Imani Elizabeth Jackson)

People's Paper Co-op (Courtney Bowles and Mark Strandquist)




  

Skye Jackson 


Submission Deadline November 30, 2020
Submission Fee: $20.  

Antenna is accepting proposals for chapbooks that investigate the intersections and collaborative possibilities between literature and visual art (defined and interpreted broadly). The most successful proposals are those that are collaborations between artists and writers where the art and writing are equally integral to the project. This continues a series of chapbooks that Antenna has produced since its founding in 2005. 

You can check out some of the books here: 

https://www.antenna.works/book-order 

-Submissions can be either fully fleshed out, in process, or in the incubation stage.
-Publication size can be no larger than 9"x6" with page count under 60 pages, full color or b&w.
-Previously published works in journals are acceptable—please be sure to include an acknowledgements page if appropriate
-simultaneous submissions are permissible, but submitters must notify Antenna immediately if the project is picked up for publication elsewhere
-manuscript revisions are not permitted during the submission period
-submitting multiple manuscripts/projects is fine with entry fees for each

Though we are open to all styles of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, we suggest you familiarize yourself with Antenna's publications before submitting. We encourage writers and artists from all backgrounds to submit, with a commitment to publishing prominent voices, as well as publishing first books and lesser-known authors and artists, particularly those who interpret ideas through the lens of New Orleans or have a connection to the city.

Selected Chapbook projects will receive:
 -$500 stipend (to be split among the authors/artists/collaborators)
 -Antenna will provide layout and design assistance if needed.
 -A first edition of 300 will be made under the Antenna::Paper Machine imprint. 50 free copies will be given to the authors (additional copies can be gotten by the author at wholesale cost). If the title is reprinted, authors will receive $1 per book royalty paid annually.

Previous Chapbook Selections: 

A Faster Grave by Skye Jackson 

Larval Songs by Brad Richard & Kelly Mueller 

Spirit in the Staircase by Tiana Nobel & Brigid Conroy

Ecotone by Benjamin Morris & Myrtle Von Damitz III



Dogface 


Antenna is accepting submissions of Sequential Art, Comic Books, or Graphic Novels ! 

Submission Deadline November 30, 2020 

Submission Fee: $20

Submissions can be either fully fleshed out, in process, or in the incubation stage. Publication can be sized 9x12" or smaller with no page count restrictions, full color or B&W. Depending on the size, books will either be staple or glue bound.   

Though we are open to all styles of work, we suggest you familiarize yourself with Antenna's publications before submitting. Check out the variety of Antenna's published work at: https://www.antenna.works/book-order 

We encourage writers and artists from all backgrounds to submit, with a commitment to publishing prominent voices, as well as publishing first books and lesser-known authors and artists, particularly those who interpret ideas through the lens of New Orleans or have a connection to the city.  

Selected projects will receive:  

-$500 honorarium (to be split among the authors/artists/collaborators)  

-Antenna will provide layout and design assistance if needed.  

-A print edition of 300 will be made under the Antenna::Press Street Press imprint. 50 free copies will be given to the authors (additional copies can be gotten by the author at wholesale cost). If the title is reprinted, authors will receive $1 per book royalty paid annually.   

Previous selected works: 

Dogface by Ursa Eyer

The Collected Known Adventures of the Afro Brother Spacemen by John Slade

The Ballad of Homosexual Entropy by Ruth Ex and Aileen Wuornos

Rift Valley by Sam Jackson

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