Creative Opportunities (8/25/2013)

September 24, 2013 

literary arts

CALL FOR WRITERS: Alaska Women Speak is a literary quarterly that has published writing for women for 22 years. The theme for fall 2013 is "Extraordinary Abilities and Amazing Gifts." Deadline for submissions is Friday, preferably before. Please send articles, stories, poetry, art and photos to alaskawomenspeak@ yahoo.com for editorial consideration. (alaskawomenspeak.org)

PERFORMING ARTS

CALL FOR MUSICIANS: Alaska Celtic Pipes & Drums are seeking pipers and drummers who would like to play with the band. This is a family-oriented, Grade IV competing pipe band, promoting Great Highland bagpipe music locally. Alaska Celtic invites anyone who would like to learn to play bagpipes or drums to free lessons with the band every Friday evening at 5 and 5:45 p.m. at Eagle River Presbyterian Church, 12836 Old Glenn Highway. (688-4196, www.alaskaceltic.org)

CALL FOR MUSICIANS: Auditions for the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra will be held Sept. 3-4. The symphony has permanent openings for the following positions: principal harp, principal bassoon, horn IV, assistant principal violin 2, violin 1, violin 2, viola and bass. Musicians interested in substitute positions for any orchestral instrument are also welcome to audition. The symphony is interested in adding more saxophonists to its sub roster. Those auditioning should be ready to perform musical excerpts and an allegro movement from a concerto of their choice. Some sight-reading may also be required. Auditions will be heard by music director/conductor Randall Craig Fleischer and the audition committee. All auditions will be held in the evenings and are by appointment only. (274-8668)

VISUAL ARTS

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Anchorage Community Theater seeks artists to display their works in the theater lobby. The theater has some wall space and will facilitate sales and split the proceeds with the artist. A different artist will exhibit for each of the theater's five regular season shows. (Don Gomes, acthome@gci.net or 344-4713)

CALL FOR FILMMAKERS: The Anchorage International Film Festival announces "The Great Alaskan Short Film Contest." This is a new contest meant to encourage filmmaking in Alaska by Alaskans. Winners will be awarded cash prizes. Films must be between 15 and 25 minutes in length and not have screened anywhere previously. Entry fee is $50 per film. Deadline to submit is Oct. 15. (anchoragefilmfestival.org for details)

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer announces the Old Town Artist in Residence program for visiting artists from Alaska and the U.S. The purpose of the program is to galvanize the community around Homer's Old Town through the creation and presentation of artwork that activates the arts center's space and surrounding outdoor neighborhood sites. Old Town Artist in Residence seeks solutions to problems like speeding traffic and pedestrian accessibility with artist-led amenities, participatory events and installations. Project categories include permanent public art, due Dec. 1; art events such as dance, installation or performance, due Dec. 1; permanent installations of poetry, due March 1, 2014; and benches, signs, lighting and planters, also due March 1. A total of $70,000 will be awarded. Visit artplaceamerica.org for more ideas. (907-235-2662, bunnellarts.org)

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