Call for Participation. Book project. Deadline: 30.09.2019

This is a call by Aldobranti, an artist whose work centres on a conceptual photography often approached through performance.

He looks for other contributors to his book project, ‘Critical Moss, making Art Work outside the Metropolitan Bubble’:

The title of this project * is a play on words, artists may be like stones, rolling to places beyond their original intention, far from the critical buzz afforded by art school crits, first nights, gallery visits and rapid transit systems. The research will seek to identify methodologies  for artists in isolated settings to ‘kickstart’ their practice — absent a critical mass of fellow artists.

It seems obvious that Art exists in a setting of dialogue. In its viewing, its reception the dialogue exists between the viewer and the artwork and in most cases is beyond the control of its creator. In its inception however, there is a wider conversation between the Artist , the artwork and the context in which the Artist finds herself. This wider conversation may be a rehearsal for a later reception dialogue, to make the artwork fit for purpose, working on the question ‘what is the artist trying to say‘ through the artwork as mouthpiece

This question may not have an easy answer during a great part of the preparation. A figurative work can perhaps be judged in the extent to which it evokes the subject matter. An abstract artwork may be self justified by its adherence to a formal working method but overall a significant factor in addressing the above question is a discussion formed as words and not mark making. No longer representing things, rather making work about ideas must surely necessitate realising some [small] part of the idea as words.

Thus I am arguing that the context, mentioned above is found as words, interior or exterior to the artist. Art is not made in a Silence. Outside of a metropolitan ‘bubble’ access to a critical context may not be freely available and the purpose of my research is to understand fellow artists’ response to this shortfall both in their words and in executed artwork. In particular I should like to reach out to and include practitioners for whom a material art object may not be the objective.

To thank you for your assistance I shall make a casebound, hardback book of your contributions. The book will feature 20 (approx. ) artists with images and facing text. Each selected participant will receive a free copy and further copies will be made available at cost. The book will have an ISBN, deposited at the British Library and the Legal Deposit Libraries.

Initially, complete the form below, including  an image and an account (200 words) to reflect your work and working method  with a URL for other relevant work. You must confirm that you own copyright in the image and text. With your permission, it could be helpful if I or a fellow researcher might conduct a short telephone interview if we intend to print your contribution.

Please also say how you found this call.

On progress the selected image must be available in hi-res (2500 x 2500 pixels) — the artist will at all times retain control of copyright both of image and text. The text of the book will be published in English, if not your first language the editor may be able to help with language issues.

https://zfrmz.com/SXDSIQZzQ72vKF6s4D9F

Any Questions or Problems with this form please email on the address below
Deadline 30/09/2019

Keywords : art, book, isolation, participation, publication

Email : aldobranti@gmail.com  .

* English Proverb “A rolling stone gathers no moss” — decisive action must be taken to avoid stagnation

CV

An regularly updated list of events and exhibitions can be found at https://aldobranti.org/#!info/bio.php

Ian Parry Scholarship. Deadline: July 5, 2019

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years of age. Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor, and Ian’s friends and family created the Ian Parry Scholarship in order to build something positive from such a tragic death.

This years Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories: The Sunday Times Award for Achievement and The Canon Award for Potential.

The entry criteria for both is the same and the judges will make their decisions based on the individual merits of the entries.

Entrants must submit a portfolio and a clear proposal of a project they would undertake if they won the scholarship.

There is no entry fee.

Benefits include:

  • Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project.
  • Canon Europe continues to support the Scholarship and loans equipment to the winners.
  • Attend a portfolio review day with leading industry experts in London.
  • Mentorship Programme, we offer a year-long personal Mentorship to the winner of The Canon Award for Potential. The 2019 mentor is former Ian Parry Award recipient and highly respected Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen.
  • The winner of The Canon Award for Potential will have the opportunity to take part in the Transmissions Programme at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan.
  • World Press Photo, automatically accepts the winner of the Achievement Award into its final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.
  • Your work will appear in The Sunday Times Magazine, our media sponsor.
  • Anyone who enters the 2019 scholarship will be eligible to join us for a portfolio review day in London with leading industry experts.

 

To enter this year’s Ian Parry Scholarship, you will need to meet the following entry criteria:
1)      A covering letter including your name, date of birth, permanent address, personal email address, personal telephone number, and if applicable, college, course title and course tutor.
2)      A detailed project proposal explaining your proposed project to us and outlining what the $3500 would enable you to shoot. It should be noted that this written section is considered extremely important. The judges will need to be impressed by your ability to produce a convincing project proposal as well as your photography skills.
3)      A portfolio of 12 (low resolution) photographs, either a photo essay or individual photos.
4)      Extended captions  for each image as a word document.
Please follow the instructions on our submit form carefully.

Entries must be received by the 5th of July 2019 

For details go to www.ianparry.org 

 

KAUNAS PHOTO Open Call. Deadline: July 12, 2019

KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest-running annual photographic festival in the Baltic States, based in Kaunas, Lithuania, since 2004. Maintaining its strong international character, KAUNAS PHOTO is a platform of premieres of emerging talents.
KAUNAS PHOTO festival announces an Open Call for its 16th edition, inviting photographers to propose their works and offering exhibiting opportunities as well as participation at New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award, consisting of a solo exhibition at the largest photography gallery in the Baltic States, Kaunas Photography Gallery and a 2500 EUR monetary prize.
KAUNAS PHOTO festival opening events will start on September 5 and 6, 2019.

More info:
http://festival.kaunasphoto.com/kaunas-photo-2019-open-call-kaunas-photo-star-award/

Link for submitting entries:
https://www.lensculture.com/competitions/kaunas-2019/events
Funded by:
Lietuvos kultūros taryba

In partnership with:
LensCulture
Kaunas Gallery

Workshop To Photograph – To Think – To Publish 10 > 21 JULY HÉLICE – LISBON

To photograph, to think, to publish

This workshop is aimed to all interested with a finished photographic project, ready to be edited and published.
On a case-to-case basis, classes will evolve around specific solutions for the publication: the narrative, graphic concepts and technical possibilities for the printing process.
The workshop begins with two sessions with Paulo Arraiano (artist and designer), who will focus on InDesign software. We will approach introductory tools and more advanced ones regarding the preparation of documents for the printing purpose.
João Linneu (Void.photo) will be tutoring two weekends. On the first students will be able to discuss the narrative, sequencing and format of the images within the multiple publishing options. The second weekend will be dedicated to a theoretical discussion around design and production.
The workshop goal is to provide the ability to think and produce a project in a publishing format that suits its language, with a coherent narrative and editorial discourse. Students will be autonomous to execute the design and a dummy, if they wish to do so, always with João’s mentoring behind.
You will need a laptop with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, files organized (to be explained later), work prints of around 10×8 cm and a short text about your project for the first class with João.
Sessions:
– 10 and 12 July 19:30 > 22:30 – Indesign with Paulo Arraiano
– 13 and 14 + 20 and 21 July 10h > 18h – Two weekends with João Linneu
– Hélice students or ex-students €220
– External students €350
– 5 places

Apply and more informations:
helice@helice.pt
Rua da Boavista 84 – 2º
LISBOA

helice.pt
JOÃO LINNEU
Brazilian born, based in Lisbon, João Linneu (1978) graduated in Communication and worked for 20 years as Art Director, Head of Art and Creative Director in several advertising agencies in São Paulo and London. He was awarded in prestigious advertising and design awards such as the D&AD, Cannes Lions, One Show and Clio. For the last 12 years, João has also started developing his photographic projects, an
ended up founding Void in 2016 with Myrto Steirou and Sylvia Sachini.

PAULO ARRAINO [b. 1977, Portugal]
Visual artist based in Lisbon. He has participated in several exhibitions, both solo and collective including Hawaii-Lisbon [Lisbon]; Dimora Artica [Milan]; Pivô (S.Paulo); Art Rotterdam [Rotterdam]; Cidade das Artes Museum [Rio de Janeiro]; MAH Museum [Azores]; Quartier General, Centre d’art Contemporain [La Chaux-de-Fonds]; Aeroplastics Contemporary [Brussels]; Petra Gut Contemporary [Zurich]; TAL Gallery [Rio de Janeiro]; ArtRio [Rio de Janeiro]; Pena Palace [Sintra]; Forty/Forty [Warsaw]; Galeria Graphos [Rio De Janeiro]; Museu do Côa [V. N. Foz Côa; Hifa, Harare International Festival Of Art [Zimbabwe]; Cãmara Municipal do Porto [Porto]; Museé d’Art Moderne [Luxembourg], Scope/Miami Basel [Miami]; National Building Museum [Washington DC]; P28 [Lisbon] among others. Paulo Arraiano has a degree in Communication by ISCEM [Lisbon], and studied Visual Arts at Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual [Lisbon]. He is also co-founder of re_act contemporary, art laboratory and residence program based in the Azores Islands and no.stereo, an independent Artist-run platform.

innovAiR Call for Residency on Malta. Deadline: July 31, 2019

OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

The Valletta Cultural Agency sustains and strengthens the capital city’s vibrant cultural life through the creation of an annual programme of creative events developed in collaboration with artists and other Public Cultural Organisations.  A legacy of the Valletta 2018 Foundation, the VCA upholds standards of excellence in the coordination and organization of artistic and cultural events in the city.  The Agency also aims to collaborate with the next generation of artists, creatives and cultural practitioners whilst working towards developing greater participation by communities and developing new audiences.

Established in March 2019, the VCA is building its cultural programme on 5 core values, which are:

ABILITY Explore and contribute towards liveability, accessibility and sustainability within Valletta for residents, workers and visitors alike through art and culture, with a focus on the protection, rediscovery and enhancement of common spaces by encouraging users to requalify and reimagine their use.
TRANS/FORM Rethink contemporary and collective identities through transformative experiences and collaborations, turning individuals and communities from audiences into active participants.
DIalogue Chart needs and wants through dialogue and debate that would, in turn, offer a map into potential futures and a better understanding of current realities from the eyes of a varied public.
INNOVATE Develop and implement innovative artistic and creative initiatives that experiment with new practices, technologies, space-time correlations, with a solid grounding in research and documentation.
INHERIT Value and support local traditions as an important part of the contemporary social fabric and as a platform and inspiration for artistic and creative initiatives.

 

The Valletta Cultural Agency is seeking artistic proposals from local and international artist/s to participate in a residency programme, working with local communities and/or local artists and organisations, centred around one or more values of the Agency. At the end of the residency, the artist/s will present the work through a public sharing as part of the VCA’s 2019 Cultural Programme.

 

Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2019

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME innovAiR 2019

 

The innovAiR Programme was created to contribute to and enrich the national creative context, with Valletta as both motivator and beneficiary.  Within the boundaries of the city, the residency will foster collaboration and networking between the artist/s and the communities of artists, residents, workers and more; whilst encouraging sharing and the re-invention of different spaces and environments.

 

DURATION OF THE RESIDENCY

 

There will be two residency periods:

  1. 1stto 15thNovember 2019.
  2. 22ndNovember to 6thDecember 2019.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

 

  • Networking: support to integrate into the local context and assistance in establishing artistic and professional connections that best support your work and career. This may also include in assistance with weaving together various disciplines, backgrounds and interests to serve as sources of inspiration.
  • Accommodation: a self-catering fully furnished private room within a communal apartment with well-equipped shared kitchen and bathroom, bed sheets, towels and WIFI connection. Accommodation for an additional member of the family may be requested, but may come at a cost for the artist.
  • Studio Space: a working space that is suitable for the nature of the project may be provided upon request.
  • Travel: economy flights to and from the country of residence and airport transfers from the airport to the accommodation in Malta. Flights for any accompanying family members will not be covered by the Agency.
  • Production support: The Agency may be able to provide material for the project, depending on the material requested and up to a maximum cost of €400, provided that a detailed list is included in the proposal. This may consist of consumable material or equipment that can be rented/provided by the Agency. Logistical support for the final presentation will be provided, if required.

 

WHAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE

 

  • Insurance: travel, personal, health and personal equipment insurance is the artist/s’ responsibility.
  • Visa Arrangements: non-EU Artists will have to secure any Visas and documents required for travelling to, and staying in, Malta for the duration of the residency.
  • Fees: artist fees or allowances.
  • Cleaning services: cleaning arrangements are not provided since the accommodation is self-catering.

 

 

ABOUT VALLETTA

 

A cultural, administrative and commercial hub, Valletta is the capital city of Malta and is itself an entire UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our city is an open-air museum – adorned with Baroque, British and modern architecture – that houses around 5,000 residents, many businesses and institutions. Traditions are deeply rooted in its heart, against the backdrop of everchanging contemporary communities, cultures and identities.

 

A peninsula between two harbours, the city is well connected by water taxis and ferries, and is also a public transport hub. Valletta is also home to the National Library, Parliament, various exhibition sites and performance venues. Packed with a vibrant cultural calendar, the city hosts several prominent festivals and events.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

We’re interested in artists in the following disciplines…

 

  • Animation, illustration and design
  • Art theory, curatorial practice
  • Film
  • Literature and literary translation
  • Music (including composition)
  • New media
  • Photography

 

*Since the residency will be located in a residential area, the proposals submitted need to be sensitive towards the neighbouring communities in terms of sound.

 

Who can apply?

 

  • Artists that have reached 18 years of age at the time of the application;
  • Individual artists or groups of up to two artists working together;
  • Have an artistic concept/idea to develop within the Maltese context with local communities and/or artists and/or other entities;
  • Be able to communicate adequately in English.

 

What your proposal should include…

 

Applicants should send the following material as a pdf via email on opencalls@vca.gov.mt, with “innovAiR” as the subject of the email.

 

  • A project description which clearly states the discipline and elaborates the residency goals and the work to be created during the residency, including:

 

  • timeline of actions
  • list of materials, if required
  • Format and description of the final public sharing (e.g. presentation, lecture, performance, screening, exhibition, etc.)
  • any other document supporting the artistic proposal

 

  • Copy of Artist’s ID Card or passport;
  • Artist professional CV and a short Bio;
  • A portfolio of related works (Visual artists: images or video links; Performing artists: a synopsis of previous works, video links and reviews; Literature: a list of publications and professional acknowledgements);
  • State which residency period is preferred;
  • State if and what kind of entry requirements will be necessary in order to be able to travel to Malta and stay in the country during the residency;
  • State whether a family member will be joining;
  • State if the residency project is getting any third-parties funds, if yes, please indicate the name(s) of the funding partner(s) within your proposal.

 

For any queries, please send us an email on opencalls@vca.gov.mtby 27th June 2019.

 

SELECTION AND T&Cs

 

We are looking for proposals that respond to the one or more of the values of the Agency’s Cultural Programme. Priority will be given to applications which are:

 

  • Innovative
  • Engaging and collaborative, to involve local communities, cultures and artists
  • Interactive and participatory, to turn audiences into participating publics

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

  • Candidates must submit all the requested materials in the Application Section of this Call to be considered eligible.
  • As this is a competitive process, the proposals received will be evaluated by a specifically-appointed panel according to the timeframes indicated below.
  • In case of third-party funding for the residency, candidates should indicate the name(s) of the funding partner(s).

 

TIMEFRAMES

 

  • Call opens on 27thMay 2019.
  • Call closes on 30thJune 2019.
  • Call will be evaluated in the second week of July 2019.
  • The selected applicant/s will be notified by no later than 14thJuly 2019.
  • Residency dates:
    1st to 15th November 2019 and 22nd November to 6th December 2019.

Accessibility Workshop in Madrid, 13.6.2019, Lázaro Galdiano Museum.

Museum For All Blog

The project ARCHES will organize a series of workshops with the objective to reach museum professionals in Europe and around the world. The first Workshop will take place in Spain on 13.6.2019, Lázaro Galdiano Museum, Madrid

Germany: fall of 2019, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

France, fall of 2019: Musée d’arts de Nantes

Italy, fall of 2019: TBC

Croatia and Slovenia, fall of 2019: TBC

These workshops will be accompanied by a 80 page handbook, published in three languages (German, English and Spanish) which will be both printed and distributed as a PDF and plain text through the ARCHES website.

First workshop: Towards a Participatory Museum: Inclusive Activities in Cultural Institutions

Workshop for Spanish and Iberoamerican museum professionals

13.6.2019, Lázaro Galdiano Museum, Madrid

Introduction

This workshop is the first in a series of events to disseminate the results of a three-year research within the framework of the ARCHES project.
The visit to the museum…

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“We, Women” for women, transgender, and non-binary photographers in the US. Deadline: June 30, 2019

LARGEST SOCIAL IMPACT PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT BY WOMXN IN THE U.S. LAUNCHES TODAY WITH AN OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
United Photo Industries and Women Photograph are proud to announce We, Women, a nationwide platform to support women, transgender, and non-binary photographers who combine images and grassroots strategies to create empathy and social impact on critical issues across the United States, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
The United States is more divided than ever, and we’re currently witnessing the highest level of civic engagement in generations. We, Women projects will fuel the movement by re-framing issues and highlighting underrepresented narratives that resist and interrogate social and political landscapes while promoting empathy and unity.
We, Women launches today with an Open Call for Artists. The first phase of this developing project will feature up to 20 projects launching in 2020.
Each artist will receive:

A cash grant of $5,000-$10,000 for the continuation of existing work or the creation of a new project in a community they have a demonstrated commitment to

Mentorship and production support from We, Women leaders, project partners, and advisors

Promotion and marketing

We, Women exhibition at Photoville Fall 2020 in New York City

Inclusion in a traveling nationwide exhibition with / concurrent programming beginning Fall 2020
We, Women believes photographs are only the beginning of a creative and socially-minded process. We support work rooted in collaboration, blurring the lines between author, photographed community, and audience. We support a range of artistic and documentary approaches including photography, video, interactive technology, and the use of historical archives.
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The first We, Women projects have been selected and we are excited to be working with an incredible group of artists:
Sol Aramendi 
Annie Flanagan + Ashley Teamer 
Tonika Johnson 
Kameelah Janan Rasheed 
Karen Miranda Rivadeneira

We, Women is not just a grant.
It’s an opportunity to shape a national conversation about how to find common ground on divisive issues through photography and community engagement.
We are building the second group, up to 15 projects, through a call for proposals launching on May 20th and closing on June 30th.
APPLY NOW

We, Women is a project of United Photo Industries and Women Photograph.

We, Women was co-created by Amy Yenkin, Daniella Zalcman, Danielle Villasana, Emily Schiffer, Laura Roumanos, and Rina Malonzo.
We, Women advisory committee includes Debbie Almontaser (CEO & Founder, Bridging Cultures Group Inc.); Kristina Newman-Scott (President, BRIC); Julian Brave Noisecat (Journalist & Director of Green New Deal Strategy, Data for Progress); Susan Meiselas (President, Magnum Foundation); Veronica Sanchis Bencomo (Photographer & Founder, Foto Féminas); Jovan C. Speller (Program Director, Metro Regional Arts Council; Independent Artist & Curator); Eric Gottesman (Artist, For Freedoms); Quito Ziegler (Professor, School of Visual Arts), Gerlie Collado (Program Director of Community Engagement at The Music Center & Board Member of Visual Communications) and Dee Davis (President, Center for Rural Strategies)
Lead funding for We, Women provided by Open Society Foundations.
Institutional Collaborators for We, Women are Magnum Foundation, For Freedoms and Kickstarter
Community Collaborators for We, Women are Diversify Photo, MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, The Everyday Projects, Authority Collective and Natives Photograph.
We, Women prioritizes artists of color and supports individuals from all spectrums of identity, including but not limited to religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, and socio-economic status. By creating projects that unite and engage communities across the United States, our artists will show how issues are interconnected and how we are all affected by them. Through this radical transformation of image-making—with the goal of contributing to lasting change—We, Women believes we can revolutionize how we see our world and ultimately, ourselves.
For more information or press inquiries, contact: hello@wewomenphoto.com

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