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ARTFLOCK.ORG: artflock.org is a new listing website of professional development opportunities, workshops, and lectures for artists in the New York City area. The website features a comprehensive calendar of professional development events searchable by organization, topic, or date. artflock is a core project of the Alliance for Sustainable Arts Professional Practices (ASAPP). ASAPP is a coalition of not-for-profit arts organizations and arts-related businesses dedicated to sharing professional development opportunities and best practice resources with artists in the New York City area. ASAPP members include A.I.R. Gallery, ALJIRA, apexart, ARTISIN, LLC, Bronx Council on the Arts, Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn Arts Council, Center for Book Arts, Creative Capital, Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, CUE Art Foundation, Culture Push, Dieu Donné, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Harlem Arts Alliance, Laundromat Project, Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York Foundation for the Arts, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, NURTUREart, Parsons - The New School for Design, Pratt Institute, Queens Council on the Arts, the Urban Artists Initiative, Utrecht Art Supplies. Major funding for ASAPP and artflock is provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, with additional support from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR BRONX-THEMED WORK: Mainland Media LLC is looking for artists and Bronx-themed artwork to feature and sell through its site, bronxvibe.com. Mainland Media is based in The Bronx and creates, promotes and sells Bronx posters, postcards, photographs and souvenirs through its bronxvibe.com site. Mainland Media LLC is looking for photographers and other artists with artwork of Bronx architecture, Bronx streetscapes and other Bronx subjects who would like to include their work on bronxvibe.com's growing catalog. For more information, please contact either Anthony Ramirez II or John Martin.

CHICAGO ARTISTS RESOURCE (CAR) WEBSITE: Chicago Artists Resource (CAR) (Chicago, IL) website features thousands of links to opportunities, tools, resources and articles, including Square Feet Chicago, a comprehensive guide to buying and leasing space, and a series of articles on health and materials. CAR also solicits the participation of artists and organizations through opportunities to post their own work, jobs, forums, calls, announcements and “artist stories.” Geared primarily towards Chicago artists, much of the site’s content is also invaluable to artists regardless of where they are based. Website: www.chicagoartistsresource.org.

FILE ONLINE AT ARTISTS SPACE: The Irving Sandler Artists File is a digitized image database and artist registry that is open to the public. The Artists File is not curated, and there is no fee to join or use this service. We invite curators and artists to join one of the largest and comprehensive artist registries online…” New beta website launched. Visit Artists File Online at Artists Space for more information, or to update your current profile.

LEE & LOW BOOKSis a quality children's book publisher that specializes in multicultural themes. Our goal is to meet the need for books that address children of color by providing books that all children can enjoy and which promote a greater understanding of one another. We publish multicultural literature that is relevant to young readers. Our books feature children/people of color and fall within a range of genres including contemporary and historical fiction, biography, poetry, nonfiction, and more. We are particularly interested in hearing from illustrators whose cultural, ethnic, or racial backgrounds and experiences support their knowledge of diverse cultures. We are open to seeing work from professional illustrators and artists at all levels of experience. Illustrators who have worked in other fields and are interested in illustrating books are also welcome. more...

MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS, INC.:Materials for the Arts, Inc. connects nonprofits with donated materials - helping artists realize their visions, providing students with a richer educational experience, and furnishing businesses with a simple and efficient way to enhance the cultural life of their city while promoting environmental awareness and reuse. Check out recent coverage from WNYC and visit www.mfta.org for more info.

MIRA'S LIST: This blog provides information on upcoming grants, fellowships and residencies for artists, writers, composers, and media artists. It is for serious professionals only, from emerging to mid-career to established. http://miraslist.blogspot.com.

MTA ARTS FOR TRANSITt commissions artists through a competitive selection process to create original, site-specific permanent artwork for rehabilitated stations. MTA Arts for Transits issues Calls For Artists to solicit artist interest for specific commissions. The selection panel is comprised of five voting panelists: two representatives from neighboring museums and cultural institutions, one artist, an Arts for Transit representative, and the project architect. Community representatives are also invited to participate in an advisory capacity. The panel meets twice, first to review submissions and select finalists and again to review final proposals and select the artist to be commissioned. Current calls for artists: www.mta.info/mta/aft/about/call.html

PERCENT FOR ART: Image Registry is consulted by architects, panelists, and City agencies for each project. Staff prepares a slide presentation from the registry for each panel meeting. Artists who are interested in submitting their work for review may print out the registration form or call (212) 513-9300, or write for a registration form to: Percent for Art, Department of Cultural Affairs, 31 Chambers Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10007 The Percent for Art Image Registry is open to any professional visual artist. There is no residency requirement for a Percent for Art Commission. Please fill out the application according to the instructions on the form and send it with your submission materials to DCLA. If you are interested in consulting the registry for a project, please call the Program office to make an appointment. more...

POETS & WRITERS: A nonprofit organization that provides information, support, and guidance to creative writers. Visit the website to find out about obtaining funding for readings and workshops, a comprehensive listing of grants and awards, a 'top ten questions that writers ask' section, and links to other writers' resources. http://pw.org.

PS1 STUDIO VISIT: If you’re an emerging artist in New York, you may upload up to five images or link to two videos (we suggest keeping video clips to a maximum of 3 minutes). A photograph of your building and the interior of your studio will give viewers a sense of where you work. Artists’ submissions will be present on the website for at least one month. more...

WOOLOO: This Berlin-based web platform for emerging visual artists publishes open calls and has space to build an artist profile. www.wooloo.org