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This Week In Experimental: Volume 54

Newsletter Focusing On Experimental Art Joins Forces With Boston Hassle




Hello Experimenters!


Starting this week, This Week in Experimental will run on The Boston Hassle’s website in addition to arriving in subscribers’ inboxes! I have to begin by thanking Frankie Symonds at The Hassle for this partnership. They have been such a welcoming and supportive voice in both the Boston arts scene and more personally to me. Thank you, Frankie!


To all the new and potential experimenters reading this for the first time, welcome! I started this project as a way to stay connected with my students back when campuses in the US started to depopulate as a result of the pandemic. Each week, I wrote my students in all three of my classes to update them on their assignments as well as virtual screenings where they could see experimental work from wherever they were sheltering in place. It’s become a passion project for me, and after a year of sending these out I’m so excited to continue sharing these opportunities, readings, and prompts with as many people as possible.


Thanks for reading, and don’t be a stranger! I’d love to hear from everyone about how to keep making this work relevant and helpful for all of us.


In solidarity,



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Emergency Funds

Actos de Confianza: Relief Grants due May 12th

The Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities due June 15th

Artist Relief Project

AFC Emergency Financial Aid

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

Onassis Emergency Fellowships 2020/21

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

Filmmaker’s Guide To Applying For US Coronavirus Federal Relief

Emergency Resources for Artists and Freelancers

Artist Rescue Trust

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

COVID-19 Funding for Artists in New England

Artist Relief Tree

Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance Mutual Aid Network

BridgeSong Fund

Desktop Documentary is offering a FREE Digital Care Package for Filmmakers!


Calls for Entry

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards due May 12th

Obsessions due May 13th

MOMENT 46 due May 15th

ReA! Art Fair due May 15th

the playful turn due May 16th

Visualizing Bias with AR due May 16th

TIFF Festival of Photography due May 16th

Ruffin Gallery Exhibition Proposals due May 17th

Art for Black Lives Residency due May 18th

Helios Sun Poetry Film Festival Early Deadline May 20th


Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice due May 24th

Malt Adult #20 Intermission-Loop due May 27th

Homografía due May 30th

BlackStar Nonfiction Pitch Contest due May 31st

Relax due May 31st

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival due May 31st

REAKTOR Potenziale | Call for Concepts due May 31st

Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest 2021 due May 31st

Freedom & Captivity due June 1st

VISAP ‘21 due June 1st

Fracto Film Encounter due June 1st

The Lumen Prize due June 4th

Output No 04 due June 6th

Art Trail due June 11th

POOL 21 due June 14th

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest due June 15th

Light from Space #1 – The Sun due June 20th

Helios Sun Poetry Film Festival Regular Deadline July 20th

Antimatter Regular Deadline June 30th

WNDX Festival of Moving Image due June 30th

ULTRAcinema 2021 Regular Deadline June 30th


AIR Gallery Open Call due July 4th

ANALOGICA Regular Deadline July 10th

INCADAQUÉS OPEN CALL 2021due July 15th

Found Footage Magazine Issue #8 Paper Submission Deadline July 15th

123rd SSA Annual Exhibition due July 18th

2021 Punto y Raya Festival due August 2nd

MONSTERFUCKERS due September 1st

Decolonising Film & Screen Studies due September 1st

The 2021 Film And Video Poetry Symposium Deadline September 4th

World Channel Nonfiction

The Sidewalk Video Gallery at Fountain Street

Exploding Cinema

Ten Leaves Dilated Zine

Women Artist Museum


Open Residencies & Fellowships


New Perspectives Fellowships due May 10th (TODAY)

Spazju Kreattiv Residency due May 11th

ARBOREAL III due May 14th

UK Silent Film due May 14th

Automatic Sight: Autofókusz due May 14th

Bemis Center Curator-in-Residence due May 14th

McColl Center for Art + Innovation Winter Deadline May 15th

Leeway Transformation Award due May 15th

Leonardo CripTech Incubator due May 15th

AiR Vesteraalen Andøy due May 15th

Mt. San Angelo Residencies, VCCA due May 15th

Social justice & activism due May 16th

Studios of Key West Media Arts Residency Program due May 17th

Odyssée Artist-in-Residency due May 29th

Caravan Residency Program due May 30th

3 bis f | contemporary art centre residency due May 30th

Unit 1 Gallery Solo Residency due May 31st

Al & Mickey Quinlan Residency due May 31st

CIAR Fall Residency Program due June 1st

Artists in Residence in Everglades due June 1st

Bulegoa z/b residency due June 1st

Austin Film Grant due June 4th

SAL Residency 2021 due June 6th

The Firelight Media Documentary Lab due June 15th


Swimming in AIR (remote) due June 25th

Women In Film Finishing Fund due June 30th

Stiwdio Maelor Residency due July 19th

What is Evidence? due July 31st

McColl Center for Art + Innovation Summer Deadline May 15th

Bemis Center Artist-in-Residence due August 16th

HAMBIDGE RESIDENCIES – Spring 22 due September 15th

McColl Center for Art + Innovation Fall Deadline May 15th

Online Artists Support Program

Nes Artist Residency

The Loisaida Center Emerging Artist Residency


Open Funds

Future Art Awards 2021: Re-Imagining Democracy due May 10th (TODAY)

The Prince Claus Fund due May 11th

AFAC Documentary Program due May 14th

Women Photograph Project Grants due May 15th

British Council Micro Awards due May 18th

Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant due May 19th

IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund due April 19th

Jerome Foundation NY & MN Production Grants due April 21st

LEF Early Development Grant due June 4th

LEF Pre-Production Grant due June 4th

ITVS due June 11th

Collective Futures Fund due June 15th

The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists due June 30th

Sundance Institute | Stars Collective Granting Fund due July 16th

The Photodom Grant Program

Black Artists Grant (UK)


Boston Opportunity Funds

ARTNOIR’S JAR OF LOVE FUND (US-based artists, curators, and cultural workers of color)


Things to Watch

Remains to be Streamed, IG Live (Ongoing, Tuesdays 8PM PT)

TEFF: Honorable Mention Collection 2021 (April 1st – June 1st)

Broadcasting Experiments for Smartphones (May 3rd – 13th)

TEFF: Docs Pushing Boundaries (April 30th – May 14th)

Cousins & Kin Program 2: What was always yours and never lost (April 16th – May 15th)

Experiments in Cinema v16.1 (May 1st – 22nd)

Proximities: 4 Films by Cauleen Smith (April 29th – May 23rd)

Androtechne: Our Digital Selves – Opening Event (May 11th at 6:30 PM BST)

maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (May 11th 7PM ET)

Bring Your Own Animation – May 2021 (May 11th 7:30PM ET)

Every Grain of Rice by Carol Nguyen


Things to Read

Article/Essay: Eunsong Kim on the Colonial Inheritance of 2001

Book Recommendation: A Portrait of the Self As Nation by Marilyn Chin

Poem: Our Precarious Joy by Alok


Things to Do

Assignment: Last week, I asked you to find an AAPI artist whose work you can connect to your practice. This week, take a deep dive into that work. What themes do you notice keep appearing? What aesthetic signatures/motifs? What are the moments that most impact you on an emotional level? Which ones most challenge you on an artistic level? Your job is to really immerse yourself in their work/writings/approach.


Journal: What is your plan for the summer? Are there things you hope to accomplish? Make a list for the summer. It can be work you want to undertake, books you want to read, movies you want to watch, etc. It will be something you can go back to if you find yourself bored and aimless during the warmer months.


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