Opportunities and resources

These lists are useful for the PhD researchers I work with most frequently. Sign up for those you find interesting and please email me with others I might add.

Opportunities listings
is an electronic information service distributing selected e-mail announcements related to contemporary visual arts. e-artnow is an artists’ initiative Users create their own announcement online: e-artnow sends it out.
Subscribe here

axisweb is a UK-based resource but features international opportunities. Has many resources and showcases artists work via pages that are easy to set up. Useful if you don’t have a website. It requires a paid subscription for opportunities

Artists Newsletter a-n is anotherUK-based resource but features international opportunities. Stimulates and supports contemporary visual arts practice and affirms artists’ value in society. With over 19,000 members, we focus on conversations around the critical and professional environment for the visual arts, bringing together artists, art students, producers, arts professionals, researchers, arts organisations and universities. Jobs and opportunities are found here.

The Leonardo Network Newsletter is sent out via email twice a month and includes news, information about upcoming events, calls for papers, announcements about projects, opportunity listings and more. Sign up to receive the Leonardo Network Newsletter.

How to develop your art career
Artquest shares the resources, networks and opportunities you need to develop your visual arts practice. See the opportunities listings here which is updated every day. See also the ‘how to’ guides for every part of an artist’s career. From exhibiting, to earning money and more. Everything you need to know about sustaining a career as a practitioner is here.

Academic career in the arts
The biggest organisation in US is the College Arts Association. Its annual conference is useful for US networking and getting a paper there is a good move if you plan a US job search (but no published conference proceedings)

Business cards
moo.com business cards with one text on the back and up to 50 different designs on the front. Great for artists who want to make cards with different images of their work

Annual conferences

This is a list of annual conferences – the places to get your posters and papers into. Attend them whenever possible because these are events where you will meet peers and leaders in your field. Go and do your elevator pitch, network, shake hands and exchange business cards. Some are useful for academics, others for those of you heading into professional life outside academia. *** means useful for non-academic as well as academic networking.

Arts and technology

Transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round project that draws out new connections between art, culture and technology. The activities of transmediale aim at fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and politics as saturated by media technologies. In the course of its 29 year history, the annual transmediale festival has turned into an essential event in the calendar of media art professionals, artists, activists and students from all over the world. *** Useful for artists
Link that has Call for Papers including special annual PhD workshop.

ISEA International (formerly Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts) is an international non-profit organisation fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and individuals working with art, science and technology. The main activity of ISEA International is the annual International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA). *** Useful for artists



Arts and humanities

The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) welcomes colleagues in the sciences, engineering, technology, computer science, medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, and independent scholars and artists. SLSA members share an interest in problems of science and representation, and in the cultural and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine. Artist-researchers are well-represented at this conference. Conferences in USA, Europe and Australia every year.

The College Art Association (CAA), widely seen in the USA as the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners. Covers whole range of art history but includes papers by Artist-researchers and those working with new media and technologies.

International Conference Series on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. Biannual conferences on the history of media art within the interdisciplinary and intercultural contexts of the histories of art.



Computer Science

SIGCHI is the premier international society for professionals, academics and students who are interested in human-technology & human-computer interaction (HCI). Check out the annual workshop programme as well as submitting papers or posters to the main conference.  *** Useful for programmers http://www.sigchi.org/

ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) is the flagship journal of CHI — and a premier journal in all of human-computer interaction.

International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, which is the premier forum for innovations in mobile, portable and personal devices and with the services to which they enable access. *** Useful for programmers

ACM SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia an international community of researchers, artists, developers, filmmakers, scientists, and business professionals who share an interest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. *** Useful for programmers


Places to publish

All the publications below are, in my opinion, useful for PhD researchers to publish in. Thse publications with *** are widely respected, the others are useful resources and gaining in credibility but maybe newer or currently less highly ranked.


*** Leonardo Music Journal. Composers, musicians and researchers are invited to send proposals and papers for publication consideration in Leonardo Music Journal. The calls-for-papers are intended to create an identifiable focus for each issue, but should not be regarded as a limited set of assigned topics or as specific questions to be answered. They should serve instead as springboards for personally relevant writing and are open to individual interpretation. Link.

*** Leonardo, the journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology is what you might call a serious publication. Since 1968 it has been a forum for professional artists to describe and discuss their work, a brief that makes it something of a rarity. Link.

*** Leonardo Transactions
is a section in the print art and technology journal Leonardo that publishes shorter, fully refereed papers in a fast track to disseminating key new results, ideas and developments in practice. Papers are solicited under the stated aims and scope of Leonardo, but are restricted to two pages of published material. A fast referee process is employed in which the result is restricted to “accept” or “reject” a submission. If a submission is rejected, the submission of a revised version will be treated as a new paper. Link.

ARTNODES is an e-journal, the aim of which is to analyse the intersections between art, science and technology. ARTNODES publishes contributions that focus on the reflection and study of the intersections between art, science and technology, from a formal, historical and conceptual point of view. The primary publishing language of Artnodes is Spanish. But you can send papers in English.  At the discretion of the editorial board, some papers may also be translated to Spanish, English or Catalan. Likewise, the title, abstract and keywords of all articles are published in Spanish, English and Catalan. Link.

A Peer Reviewed Journal About (APRJA) is an open-access research journal that addresses the ever-shifting thematic frameworks of digital culture. APRJA stands for “A Peer-Reviewed Journal About” and invites the addition of a research topic to address what is considered to be key aspects of contemporary digital art and culture (and thereby complete the title of each journal issue). We take a particular interest in software studies, media archaeology, platform politics, interface criticism, computational culture and artistic research. Link.

As an open-access research journal, APRJA is freely available without charge to the user and his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission to authors or the publisher (under a creative commons license).

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an inter-national, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all arts disciplines. With the aim of displaying practice in a manner that respects artists’. Link.