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This Week In Experimental: Volume 55


Hello Experimenters!


What a truly strange time to be alive. I’m admittedly distracted today by the attacks on Palestinians and Colombians, the continued COVID-19 assault on India, and the intense paradox of repealing public health measures in the states in favor of the honor system. I don’t have anything clever to say or any solutions to offer. There are much more qualified and active voices to follow for things more concrete than anguish. Here are a couple: @vvalentinavvs (Colombia) & @jewishvoiceforpeace (Palestine).


In solidarity,



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Emergency Funds

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

COVID-19 Funding for Artists in New England

Artist Relief Tree

BridgeSong Fund


Calls for Entry

Ruffin Gallery Exhibition Proposals due May 17th (TODAY)

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

ATL 2 Minute Experimental Films due June 1st

Freedom & Captivity due June 1st

VISAP ‘21 due June 1st

Fracto Film Encounter due June 1st

The Lumen Prize due June 4th

After the Deluge due June 6th

Output No 04 due June 6th

Inspired by Words due June 7th

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

Folklore and Traditions due July 7th

ANALOGICA Regular Deadline July 10th

INCADAQUÉS OPEN CALL 2021 due 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

On Media. Signals and Connections due August 7th

MONSTERFUCKERS due September 1st

Decolonising Film & Screen Studies due September 1st

The 2021 Film And Video Poetry Symposium Deadline September 4th

Freedom for Free due September 7th

World Channel Nonfiction

Exploding Cinema


Open Residencies & Fellowships

Studios of Key West Media Arts Residency due May 17th (TODAY)

Odyssée Artist-in-Residency due May 29th

Caravan Residency Program due May 30th

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

The Video Consortium’s 2021 Mentorship Program 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

Remote_CTRL R&D Residency due June 7th

The Firelight Media Documentary Lab due June 15th


Swimming in AIR (remote) due June 25th

North Star Fellowship due June 28th

Women In Film Finishing Fund due June 30th

Digital Diasporas due July 15th

Stiwdio Maelor Residency due July 19th

What is Evidence? due July 31st

McColl Center for Art + Innovation Summer Deadline May 15th

HMK 5-month Residency due May 31st

HMK 6-week Residency due May 31st

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

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

Points North Fellowship Extended Deadline June 14th

Collective Futures Fund due June 15th

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

American Stories Documentary Fund due July 5th

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)

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

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

Artist Cinemas presents Back and Forth Collective (May 17th – 23rd)

Images Festival (May 20th – May 26th)

TEFF: Meet the Filmmaker – Ramey Newell (May 14th – 31st)

Cousins and Kin: Shelley Niro’s Honey Moccasin (May 16th – June 15th)

Gaze.Play.Dream. (May 21st – 28th)

AndroTechne (May 18th 6:30 PM BST)

Harm Redux for Sex Workers (May 23rd 3 – 5PM ET)


Things to Read

Article/Essay: Interview with Basma Alsharif by Helen Mackreath

Book Recommendation: Paradoxical Citizenship: Edward Said

Poem: Immigrant Blues by Li-Young Lee


Things to Do

Assignment: Now that you’ve identified an AAPI artist whose work speaks to your own practice and really immersed yourself in their work, it’s time to take things a step forward. In your immersion last week, you probably identified a favorite work or one that really sticks with you. How would you remake/respond to that work? For instance, if you chose Carol Nyugen’s Every Grain of Rice (featured last week) how might you make a work that is as personal to you and as EGR is to Carol and that highlights your own aesthetic practice and prowess? It is key that you still make this your own and that it speaks to the original work in some way–this is an exercise in artistic appropriation & homage, not cultural appropriation and self aggrandizement.


Journal: Do you have a recurring nightmare? Maybe just a recurring dream. Maybe it’s a recurring dream that has become so bothersome it’s become a nightmare? Describe it. What is it that’s so haunting? Why do you think it stays with you? Are there certain conditions that make it recur?


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