CfP: Latino Art Now!

Latino Art Now! 2019
Sight Lines & Time Frames
April 4-6, 2019
Houston, Texas

Deadline: October 1, 2018

The national conference on Latino Art is a program of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research and is hosted by the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies and the Smithsonian Latino Center.

The 6th Latino Art Now! will consider a wide range of subjects relating to this year’s theme: Sight Lines & Time Frames. “Sight Lines” refers to the building of critical visual literacy as well as the meaning-making curatorial practice of situating artworks in relation to each other and within multiple (art) histories. “Time Frames” signals that Latino art is an evolving notion traversing multiple generations and varying historical and social contexts. LAN! 2019 seeks to make as many of these practices and contexts as possible visible to one another.

Previous editions of LAN! were held at the University of Illinois-Chicago (2016) and at the Smithsonian Institution (2013) in Washington, DC. As a heavily Latino cosmopolitan city in a border state, and one of the busiest points of exchange between Latin America and the US, Houston is uniquely situated to host LAN! 2019. More than twenty Houston area museums, galleries, universities, and cultural centers will host exhibitions and events alongside the three-day conference. For more information and regular updates visit our website.

All subjects relating to US Latino art may be proposed, with the following topics suggested:

·New directions in Latino/a art: LatinX, Afro-Latinidad, Queer Latinidad

·Puerto Rico post-María and the broader Caribbean

·Indigenous intersections

·Feminisms: past, present, and future

·Anti-gentrification art and practice

·Artistic responses to anti-immigrant discourses

·Museums and Latino art

·Digital humanities

·Latino art before 1960

·Publishing and pedagogy

·Latino and PoC solidarity networks: then and now

·Latino art situated in art history

Non-traditional formats are also welcome.

Please email abstracts (500 words), presenter bios (150 words per presenter), or through descriptions of non-traditional formats along with participant bios to the LAN! Program Committee: by midnight of October 1, 2018.

Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

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We are continually expanding this list and featuring scholarships with approaching deadlines so be sure to return to this page periodically.

[EXTENDED Deadline: 6/8/18] PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship– This is a $5,000 scholarship opportunity open to undocumented students in Arizona or California.

[Deadline: 6/15/18] Isac Amaya Junior Scholarship– This is a $1,000 scholarship opportunity open to undocumented students in Arizona.

[Deadline: 6/30/18] SALEF Dream Scholarship– This scholarship is open to undocumented students who live in the Los Angeles, California area.

[Deadline: 6/30/18] Manos de Esperanza Scholarship– Scholarship opportunity for undocumented college students who live in northern California.

[Deadline: 7/31/18] Platt Family Scholarship– Scholarship opportunity open to undocumented students attending a college or university in the U.S.

[No deadline] Fee waiver for the LSAT– Fee waivers are available for undocumented students with DACA who are unable to pay for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)

[No deadline] Fee waiver for the MCAT- Fee waivers are available for undocumented students with DACA who are unable to pay for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

[No deadline] IHS application fee waiver– The IHS recently announced their PhD Application Fee Waiver program, which provides awards of up to $300 to help students apply to graduate school programs.

[No deadline] CUNY Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute DACA Grants– The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at the City University of New York (CUNY) recently announced that they will be offering DACA grants to undocumented young adults who need to renew their DACA.

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At My Undocumented Life blog we provide up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants and allies. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advance Parole, news on DAPA, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers.

Newish book: Somnamublist by Lara Mimosa Montes

If you’re looking for good poetry, look no further!

Poetry. Hybrid Genre. Latino/Latina Studies. “The Somnambulist, a no-holds-barred monodrama, jolts the reader awake. Lara Mimosa Montes is a startling and powerful poet, who opts for vertigo, and whose greatest virtue may be her ability to perform flamboyantly while abstaining from histrionics–to recuse herself, with the exercise of a triumphant minimalism, from her own virtuoso spotlight. Braiding together numbness and desire, she brilliantly demonstrates, in the close-miked fashion of a cabaret Maurice Blanchot, the weirdness of being a witness, a quietly divulging voice.” –Wayne Koestenbaum

“The strange and compelling beauty of The Somnambulist lies in its ‘savvy circumlocution’ of multiple stories in language that the poet herself alternately embraces and fears, loves and reviles. ‘If I look for language to find you, if I let it, language finds me everywhere,’ she writes, and the line is as much of a promise as a threat. The Somnambulist tells, in fragmented parts, the story of the poet’s hustler uncle alongside her own story of becoming a poet.This is a new kind of writer’s memoir–or true crime story, or coming-of- age narrative, or family autobiography–one that navigates the tricky territory of multiple sub-genres with extraordinary skill,sly wit, and subversive splendor.” –Laura Sims

“Sleepwalking backward and forward through time, Montes’ language refuses poetic adornments, opting instead for a minimalist clarity that attempts to repair the obfuscation created by memory, fragmented narratives, regret, and mystifying criminal records. Rooted in the body, and aware of the stakes involved in this telling, language itself becomes figurative in the fact that it arrives to us at all . . .” — Vanessa Angélica Villarreal

New comic book series: Fantasmagoria

This looks interesting and I’m anxious for it to come out…

(W) Eric Esquivel (A) James A Fino, Trevor Richardson, Various

Inspired by anthology series like Creepshow and Tales From The CryptFantasmagoría explores mythology specific to Mexico and the American Southwest in a series creepy-yet-comical horror stories that will straight up scare the salsa out of you! Undead luchadors! Evil piñatas! Hot, hot vato vs. vampire action! Fantasmagoría is what would happen of Telemundo locked down the rights to The Twilight Zone, and then gulped down a healthy dose of Ayahuasca. Created by Eric Esquivel (DC Rebirth Holiday SpecialHeavy Metal MagazineVertigo Quarterly) and James Fino (CommunityKing of the Hill)!

In Shops: Sep 26, 2018

Grants and Fellowships for the Center of Puerto Rican Studies

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The Frank Bonilla Fellowship Fund

This fellowship supports the advancement of the field of Puerto Rican Studies in honor of the legacy of Dr. Frank Bonilla (1925-2010). The fund supports Hunter College undergraduate and graduate students who express a strong interest in Puerto Rican Studies and their research in this field. Students for this category will submit a one page proposal on a topic related to Puerto Rican Studies and commit to work with researchers at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. Near the end of each semester, submissions for the best research papers will be reviewed. Frank Bonilla Fellows receive a stipend of up to $1000. A selection committee will evaluate proposals and research papers and make a determination for the awards.

Apply for the Frank Bonilla Fellow

Call for Applications: Fellowship for Doctoral Students

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2017-18). The program supports ABD doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. The fellowship facilitates completion of the dissertation and provides professional development, job market support, and mentoring for students who will graduate in Spring 2018. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend and travel support to attend IUPLR conferences and a required two-week summer institute in Chicago.

Apply for Program

Research & Fellowships Opportunities

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) seeks proposals for fellowships and applications for other research opportunities in Puerto Rican studies. Centro will provide limited funding on a competitive basis for the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. Centro is committed to facilitating research projects useful to those in community organizations, public policy, and academia.

Summer 2017 and 2017-18 Academic year

2nd annual Texas Latino Comic Con

Get this up on your calendars – July 28, 2018 in Dallas, TX.

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Our stories matter. The 2nd annual Texas Latino
Comic Con is returning to Dallas Texas July 28th in collaboration with the Latino Cultural Center of Dallas! This comic convention highlights Latino artists, writers, and creators in the comic book community.

The convention will feature local artistic talent, a Latino character centered cosplay contest, and special guests. The event will be free for the public and all are invited to attend! Our stories matter!