The Curatorial School Workshops, Malta. Deadline: June 30, 2017

This seems like an interesting program … even if the teaser image only shows utterly bored people (the lady in the background just fell asleep, didn’t she?)   😉

Anyways: There are student discounts and volunteering opportunities. So have a look!

The Valletta 2018 Curatorial School (28th August-1st September 2017) is a one-week intensive lecture programme hosted in the heart of Valletta, Malta, with leading curators from major international arts institutions. The theme for this year’s Curatorial School is Researching Curatorial Practices. By bringing together international and local perspectives, this year’s programme asks: What kinds of research do curators of contemporary art engage in?

The Curatorial School’s programme will explore a variety of topics that are highly relevant to practitioners and students today, including curating as research and curatorial research methods, curating the unfamiliar, the research involved in developing concepts, the temporalities of display, and the potentials and limitations of exhibition-making.

The Curatorial School offers participants the opportunity to further their curatorial career development through insightful lectures and professional networking opportunities. Participants may respond to tasks put forward by guest curators and receive extensive feedback on aspects of curating, researching, producing and presenting new ideas. Workshop themes include, “Curatorial Start Kit for Research the Art and Democracy Question,” “Modes of Curating / Curating as Research,” “Curating the Place and the Social” Art as Production of Public Domain,” and “Showtime: Exhibition Temporalities and Curating as a Mode of Political Enquiry and Critical Practice.”

International guest speakers and workshop facilitators include Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN Gallery, 57th Venice Biennale, Manifesta 8), Bassam El Baroni (Manifesta 8, HOME WORKS 7), Fulya Erdemci (54th Istanbul Biennial, 54th Venice Biennale, 2nd Moscow Contemporary Art Biennale, 25th Biennale São Paulo), Maren Richter (REGIONALE12 Biennal, MOCA Taipei), Mick Wilson (Moscow Curatorial School, 9th Taipei Biennal, PARSE journal) and Sebastian Cichocki (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 52nd and 54th Venice Biennales).

To register: https://goo.gl/forms/s5OCQJwJEPhBM5am1

The fee to attend the Curatorial School is €110. We are pleased to offer a discounted student rate of €60 for students currently enrolled in studies.

A limited number of applicants will be accepted as event volunteers, for whom attendance fees will also be waived.

 

Registrations are open until the 30th of June 2017.

Artist Residency in Spain. Deadline : June 1, 2017

The Unifiedfield / el campo unificado is about to launch its third residency program and the first edition of an annual arts festival in Castellar de la Frontera, Cádiz (Spain). In November 2017, six international artists will coincide in a beautiful Andalusian home at a medieval fortress in the heart of Los Alcornocales Natural Park. For this program, artists are invited to work out of their comfort zone to experiment with collaborative processes and ephemeral interventions in the village and the natural surroundings.

Besides the main residency in Castellar, there is also the possibility to develop a project in two different settings during other periods:

-Granada city: the residency will take place at an old charming apartment in Albayzín – similar to the one we had in our former residency in Granada between 2012 and 2014. This new program will focus on relational art projects in San Miguel Alto where The Unifiedfield is starting a community garden.

-A dome in a village in Ávila, near Madrid: for projects which use the dome as a Temporary Autonomous Zone for internal experiences / art processes to happen in nature.

A new website for this residency program will be launched soon with more information about the locations, partners and the communities we are engaging with in Spain. We are currently expanding our network and other emplacements can be proposed, depending on the nature of the selected projects.

The Unifiedfield is an independent non-profit artist-run organization with no external funding. To cover the residency expenses we charge a residency fee and the amount will vary depending on each project. Please note that we do not accept self-funded artists. The Unifiedfield can assist the artists with letters of invitation to enable to raise funds to cover the residency as well as the artist’s production costs, living and travel expenses, etc.

http://www.theunifiedfield.org/theunifiedfield.org/El_campo_unificado_AIR_OpenCall.pdf
+ info: http://www.theunifiedfield.org

Photobook Blogs

Olga Yatskevich has put together a list of blogs/pages on photography books (in no particular order) on her blog http://photolia.tumblr.com.

Great work!

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blog.8hbooks
The Angry Bat
The New Frame
Library of the Pinted Web
Conveyor Arts
Photobook Club Tokyo (in Japanese)
Claxton Projects
One Year of Photobooks
Eye Curious Books 
The Book Studio
Lost in Publications
Broken Spine
Books Are Nice!
Contemporary Japanese Photobooks
Spaces Corners
Little Brown Mushroom
On Almost Every Topic
bdp
A shimmer of books (in French)
Miedzy wierszami (in Polish)

Word Press

who needs another photo blog
this is a photobook
(in Russian)
Propaganda Books
The Photobook
Colin Pantall’s Blog
The Logging Road
microcord
Poursuite (in French)
Cuatro Cuerpos (in Spanish)

Other 

Matthew Greenburgh
Collector Daily
Achtung Photography
Der Grief
Faraway Eyes
 
on photobooks and books
(by josef chladek)
Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive
Arts & Sciences Projects
ICP Blog

The Photo Book Club
Indie Photobook Library
Claxton Project
Dutch Blog on Photobooks
Eye Curious
On Japanese Photobooks
Have a nice Book! (video)
A Photo Editor
Conscientious
Shane Lavalette
The Digital Photobook
Mrs Deane
Errata Editions
Photo-eye blog
Flak Photo Books
Adam Bell
The Independent Photobook
Rare Autumn
Atsushi Saito Blog (in Japanese)
American Suburb X
A Japanese Book
Goliga
25 books
GUP Magazine
Japan Photo
De livres and des photos (in French)
748 on Japanese Books (in French)
200 Days, 200 Photo Books (in German & English)

Photobook Workshops in Mexico. Deadline: June 2, 2017

Have a look at this workshop program with photobook makers, editors, curators and gurus. Even if they are published in Spanish, most of them will be in English (in case of doubt, ask the organizer, HYDRA+PHOTOGRAPHY
(enlace@hydra.lat).
Be quick: Even if the workshops are scheduled for summer 2017 – early 2018, the inscription is only open until June 2nd.
Hasta la vista in DF, Baby!

HYDRA+PHOTOGRAPHY is a platform for building projects related to the medium of photography, based on reflection, dialogue and collaboration between individuals, associations, institutions and publishers. An inclusive, flexible and open to open channels in the photographic community space.

Workshop Program

20 al 25 junio | Lukas Birk | autor, editor y gestor independiente  (Austria)
fecha límite 2 de junio, 2017
Cupo: 15 participantes
Costo: $3,800.00


10 al 15 de julio | Calin Kruse
| Editorial Dienacht (Alemania)
fecha límite 16 de junio, 2017
Cupo: 15 participantes
Costo: $3,800.00


24 al 27 de agosto | Moritz Neumüller
 |  Curador, docente y editor (Austria)
fecha límite 28 de julio, 2017
Cupo: 15 participantes
Costo: $3,600.00


6 al 9 de septiembre | Timothy Prus
 | Curador y editorArchive of Modern Conflict. (Reino Unido)
fecha límite 3 de agosto, 2017
Cupo: 15 participantes
Costo: $3,600.00


6 al 9 de septiembre | Juan Valbuena
 | PHREE Editor, docente, autor (España)
fecha límite 3 de agosto, 2017
Cupo: 15 participantes
Costo: $3,600.00


19 al 23 de octubre | Ramon Pez
 | Diseñador (Italia)
fecha límite 22 de septiembre, 2017
Cupo: 15 participantes
Costo: $3,600.00


4 al 5 de noviembre | Markus Schaden
 | The Photobook Museum (Alemania)
fecha límite 29 de septiembre, 2017
Cupo: 15 participantes
Costo: $3,600.00


enero 2018, por confirmar | Miguel Ángel Esteban
 | Imprenta Artes Gráficas Palermo (España)
fecha límite por confirmar 2018
Cupo: 15 participantes
Costo: $3,600.00


26 al 29 de enero 2018 | Rémi Faucheux y Matthieu Charon
 | RVB BOOKS Editores (Francia)
fecha límite por confirmar 2018
Cupo: 15 participantes
Costo: $3,600.00


fecha por confirmar | Bruno Ceschel
| Curador y editor. Self Publish Be Happy (Reino Unido)
fecha límite por confirmar 2018
Cupo: 15 participantes
Costo: $3,600.00

Requisitos para el proceso de selección
Consultar fechas de cada Taller
– Enviar un mínimo de 10 y un máximo de 30 imágenes de preferencia de un proyecto desarrollado. Si se tiene una idea para un fotolibro u otro tipo de formato de presentación, mandar una descripción o propuesta. Para los talleres no es imprescindible tener un proyecto de fotolibro o un trabajo terminado.

 

http://hydra.lat/inicio/en/convocatorias/

Rhona Wilson Award for Photography. Deadline: May 27, 2017

The Rhonda Wilson Award has been created to recognize and celebrate the legacy of Rhonda Wilson MBE. The award celebrates new talent in photography, providing the recipient with support, exposure and opportunity to further their career as a fine art photographer. The 2017 award includes the following:

$1,000 Cash
Complimentary place on the workshop Business of the Image: A Photographers’ Bootcamp on Working with Galleries, (includes meals/accommodation) –provided by Maine Media Workshops + College.
Guaranteed, complimentary place at the FotoFest 2018 Meeting Place Portfolio Review, (does not include meals, travel and accommodation) – provided by FotoFest International.
£500 (c. $750) toward portfolio development materials – provided by the BA Hons and MA Photography course, Nottingham Trent University, England.
20 portfolio prints, clamshell portfolio box, shipping – provided by Genesis Imaging, London.
5 hours one-on-one consultancy with Debra Klomp Ching – conducted in-person or via Skype, depending upon the location of the recipient.
The recipient of the Rhonda Wilson Award will be selected from the five photographers exhibited in the Fresh Annual Summer Show at the Klompching Gallery.

The awardee will be selected by an esteemed panel of photographers, publishers, writers and curators specializing in photography. The panel will be chaired by Debra Klomp Ching.

https://klompching.submittable.com/submit

COSMOS PDF AWARD. DEADLINE: JUNE 10, 2017

COSMOS PDF AWARD is a digitally transmitted price. Its first aim is to help photographers to produce and highlight innovative and creative projects around photography and digital publishing. The pdf is the most easy to use and « democratic » file format for the transmission of artistic projets.
The price was created in 2015 by olivier cablat and sebastian hau for the non-profit organisation galerie 2600.
In 2017, the award has new partners and takes a new form, promoting the most innovating digital publications, getting a new platform and submission interface.

Candidatures are made via a digital portfolio, in a pdf-format. Participants are invited to send an unpublished project, which redefines our understanding of the limits of the medium. Taking part is free, the form of the pdf is free. We are looking for propositions that also value this standardized support as a singular form of expression. There is no limitation in number of pages but the pdf weight is limited to 10 mo.
The jury will be composed of 10 persons from the worlds of photography and photobooks. Deadline is the 1oth of june 2017.
A shortlist of 10 pdf’s will be announced in mid june and the winner at the end of june.
The shortlisted pdfs will be presented on our website.
The winning project will be printed by a professional studio (atelier shl), and presented at cosmos arles books, during the professional week of les rencontres de la photographie. The prints will be given to the artist after the week of cosmos. The winning pdf will also be on display at jaipurphoto 2018.

PDF AWARD JURY 2017

LUCE LEBART – DIRECTOR (CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE – CA)
KALEV ERICKSON – EDITOR (ARCHIVE OF MODERN CONFLICT – UK)
CRISTINA DE MIDDEL – ARTIST, PUBLISHER (THIS BOOK IS TRUE – BR)
CHRISTIN KRAUSE – EDITOR (SPECTOR BOOKS – DE)
KATJA STUKE & OLIVER SIEBER – ARTISTS (DE)
CRISTIAN LUTZ – PHOTOGRAPHER (CH)
JOERG BADER – DIRECTOR (CENTRE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE GENÊVE – CH)
MOSTAFA AGHRIB – DIRECTOR (MARRAKECH MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL ARTS – MA)
LOUISE CLEMENTS – DIRECTOR (FORMAT FESTIVAL, DERBY – UK)
LOLA MAC DOUGALL PADGAONKAR – DIRECTOR (JAIPUR FESTIVAL – IN)
AARON SCHUMAN – CRITIC, PHOTOGRAPHER, CURATOR (UK)
BAPTISTE GIROUDON – PHOTOGRAPHER, WINNER OF THE COSMOS PDF AWARD 2016 (FR)

TIMELINE

● SUBMISSION OPENING : MAY 10TH
SUBMISSION DEADLINE : JUNE 10TH
● SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT : MID JUNE
● WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT : END OF JUNE
● PRIZE CEREMONY – JULY 5TH AT COSMOS ARLES BOOKS 2017 IN ARLES

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

COSMOS PDF AWARD IS A DIGITALLY TRANSMITTED PRICE.

Its first aim is to help photographers to produce and highlight innovative and creative projects around photography.
When submitting their project, candidates accept that their pdf will be publicly presented on our platform or on any type of support directly referring to the award.
The award organizers engage themselves to credit the project by the name of his/her author.
When submitting their project, candidates certificate that they are the original author of the project. When a part of the project is made from found pictures, candidates must credit the original author of the pictures or quote the source.
The author of the winning project engages himself to transmit hd files of the project in the following days of the announcement and to facilitate the production of its presentation.

 

Inscription Formhttp://cosmosarlesbooks.com/pdfaward/index.php

Artistic Residencies Program for Accessibility Project, Vienna, Bath, London. Deadline: May 22, 2017

ARCHES: How can we use technology to make museums accessible to everyone including people who don’t like technology?

Description of the challenges faced by the Project

ARCHES project is working with people who have differences and difficulties associated with perception, memory, cognition and communication to develop applications, online platform and multisensory technology to enhance museum accessibility. We met weekly at the V&A and Wallace Museums in London and next year will also work with museums in London and next year will also work with museums in Vienna, Madrid and Oviedo. The members of our participatory research groups have the full gamut of access needs and intellectual/sensory impairments. The London Exploration Group have identified a key challenge for ARCHES to be the need to develop creative interpretation. They want to move beyond the limited opportunities provided by current models of access, so they transcend the delivery of information to encapsulate the spirit of an artwork and its space within the museum. They are seeking to transform the technologies so that the interpretation becomes artwork and access is no longer additional but integral to the museum visit.

Brief description of technology

ARCHES will bring together several technologies, including an accessible software platform, a set of applications for handheld devices and on-site multisensory activities. They will be developed in parallel with the exploration sessions organised at the museums so that the feedback from the exploration groups can be incorporated to the final versions. Accessible software platform: Image processing functionalities such a zoom, colour inversion, contrast enhancement, photonegative; integration of digital cultural heritage resources from external sources; search engine to find similar works on the Internet; automatic generation of descriptions based on metadata; social network interaction. Applications for handheld devices: Functionalities such as text-to-speech conversion for artefact descriptions using Augmented Reality; avatar technology supporting those who use forms of sign language; QR codes to obtain complementary information on the artworks adapted to the user’s profile: assisted indoor guidance. ‘Our story’ app to create a story/video from photos and share the experience. Multisensory activities: Touchable reliefs from two-dimensional images like paintings/photos; relief printer inspired by the pin art toy; and a context-sensitive tactile audio guide that provides help in the tactile and autonomous exploration.

What the project is looking to gain from the collaboration and what kind of artist would be suitable

As individuals, our participants have hugely diverse skills, background and experiences, yet collectively we represent the totality of impairment. To respond to this rich and varied situation we must collectively offer stimulation yet solitude and calm, simplicity for some and complexity for others, whilst recognising that no single sense can be relied upon and no single solution will be enough. The Artist we seek must be profoundly excited by working in a multimodal, multisensory and participatory way to engage with our diversity. They need to be able to inspire, share, listen and respond using a wide range of sensory and conceptual approaches. They must work in a tactile way (perhaps seeking to use light and colour, sounds, smells and tastes as they explore both the material of the museum and the technology of the project) recognising the need for ideas to be both provocative, evocative and readily understood.

Resources available to the artist

We offer an artist workspace in Vienna, an office space in Bath with access to a range of technologies, (for example animation and multi-modal media) or office space in Milton Keynes. We can also provide meetings spaces in London and access to technology at our museum bases there. We have technology partners in Oviedo who could provide additional office space and access to a diverse range of software and hardware. As part of our travel costs for the project there would be sums available to facilitate participatory ways of working and transporting participants to enable this. All our partners are close to airports and mainline rail and general transport links.
More info on ARCHES: http://arches-project.eu
More info on how to apply for the residency: http://vertigo.starts.eu/residencies-program/

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