[artinfo] Open Call for Artists and Curators

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A visual performance art project in Mongolia

Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association (MCASA) has launched 
an international call for the engagement of a curator and an artist 
for the performance art project NOMAD SPIRIT, to be organized in 
Mongolia. The project is funded by Swiss Development Agency and MCASA.

The NOMAD SPIRIT project aims to raise public awareness on potential 
threats to vital environmental and cultural resources in rural areas 
of Mongolia, caused by mining activities.
The selected curator and artists will are expected to travel to the 
environmentally damaged area and collaborate with local nomadic 
community on concept development. Performance must be held on the 
site and documented by the selected Mongolian artists. Video and 
photos of live performances will be exhibited in Ulaanbaatar for a 
International artists must arrive in mid of August, 2016 and work for 
about a month. International travel expenses and accommodation in 
Mongolia will be covered by the project.

The Curator
The Curator shall play major role in the concept development and in 
organization of performance and documentation. He/she will also write 
press release for the exhibition and essay for the catalog.
-	Experienced in performance art
-	Fluent English
-	Open to different cultures and people
-	Experience in environmental and social awareness projects is a plus.
-	Swiss artists and curators are encouraged to apply.

The Artist
The Artist will be expected to bring international expertise and 
creative ideas to the project.
-	Experienced in performance art
-	Ability to communicate in English.
-	Open to different cultures and people.
-	Experience in environmental and social awareness projects is a plus.
-	Swiss artists and curators are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Please send an email to 
<mailto:info at mcasa-mongolia.com>info at mcasa-mongolia.com with the 
following attachments in PDF or Word format:
-	Short biography
-	Detailed Curriculum Vitae
-	Curator/Artist statement
-	Links to documentations of artworks or projects that majorly 
represents the candidate's practice

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Organizational background
MCASA is a non-governmental organization established with the aim to 
support and promote contemporary art in Mongolia. The Association 
implements strategically important projects to improve competitive 
capacity of Mongolian artists at domestic and international 
platforms, through involving them in various training, exchange and 
grant programs, competitions and exhibitions; works to improve public 
education in art and raises public awareness on social, environmental 
issues through art.

Started with very little fund and few numbers of staff, the 
association has been working ambitiously to fulfill its aim, 
utilizing limited sources and bringing together people and 
organizations, who shared their enthusiasm for the support of 
contemporary art in Mongolia.

For relatively short period of time, MCASA was able to collaborate 
with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Mongolia, 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar City Government, 
Arts Council of Mongolia, Embassy of Mongolia in Canberra and Rome, 
U.S. Department of State, Embassy of the United States in 
Ulaanbaatar, Goethe Institute in Ulaanbaatar, Getty Foundation, 
Prince Claus Fund, Swiss Development Agency, Queensland Gallery of 
Modern Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Global art Affairs 
Foundation and others.

In 2015, MCASA organized first ever Mongolia Pavilion in 56th La 
Biennale di Venezia.

Address and Contacts
Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association
1st floor of Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel
Prime Minister Amar Street, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Email: <mailto:info at mcasa-mongolia.com>info at mcasa-mongolia.com; 
Phone: 976-99051127
URL: <http://www.mcasa>www.mcasa-mongolia.com (under construction)

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