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Moritz Neumüller (b. Linz, Austria, 1972) is a curator, educator and writer in the field of Photography and New Media. He holds a Master Degree in Art History and a PhD degree in Information Management and has worked for several important art institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, PhotoEspaña in Madrid and LOOP in Barcelona. At the moment, he works as Festival Curator for PhotoIreland in Dublin, and directs the Photography Department of the Istituto di Design in Madrid. In 2009, he founded artecontacto, a project aimed at exploring art through all senses, in order to provide access for all, including visitors with visual impairments or learning difficulties. Since 2010, he runs the The Curator Ship, a platform that provides useful information for visual artists. Since 2011, Moritz Neumüller is Co-director of Museum For All, a network of museums in Europe working to advance accessibility in the areas of culture and learning in a collaborative, all-inclusive way. This project is a partnership between artecontacto and the Design For All Foundation in Barcelona.

Landskrona Dummy Award. Deadline: April 15, 2017

LANDSKRONA FOTO DUMMY AWARD 2017

During Photo Book Day on September 9th there will be an Open Book Dummy Review. Here four photographers will be able to present their ongoing book projects to an audience and a panel. Each photographer will first make a short presentation of his or her project, which will be followed by a conversation about the idea.
The winner, the photographer with the most interesting idea for a photo book, will then be selected by an international jury.

The winner will be revealed/presented on stage as one of the closing events of the Photo Book Day.
Landskrona Foto Dummy Award enables the winner to have his or her book project published by Breadfield Press and Landskrona Foto during 2018.
The prize includes all expenses for book production such as design, printing and distribution. The photographer will also receive a large number of books to dispose over and sell. The book will be printed in 700 copies.
The selected dummies will also be on display as an exhibition in the Tyghuset foyer during the days of the festival.
The event costs 300 Sek (approx 30 Euro) to enter. This fee will go solely to aid the final four selected travel costs. Send a completed application together with your dummy in PDF format before April 15, 2017.

The call for applications is open to 15 April 2017.

Instructions:

– Name the PDF as follow: yourfirstnameandsurname_thetitleofbook.pdf Example:      johanjohansson_untitledbook.pdf

– Upload your PDF (max 50 mb)

– Pay your entrance fee here: landskronafokwebbshop.se/articles

For questions contact: Communication manager Viktoria Blomberg Book at: info(at)landskronafoto.org

Initiated and implemented in collaboration with Breadfield.

http://www.landskronafoto.org/en/dummy-award-2017/

Fiebre Dummy Award. Extended Deadline: March 10, 2017.

Fiebre Photobook, a young Spanish festival of photobooks, has opened their second dummy award.

The awarded project will be the subject of a photobook, published and distributed internationally in an edition of 500 copies.
· Artes Gráficas Palermo will be in charge of the production of the 500 copies print run.
· Dalpine will co-publish the book, distribute it and promote it among specialists, institutions, festivals and international specialized fairs.
· The final edition will be curated by publisher Sonia Berger from Dalpine and by Fosi Vegue, member of the Fiebre team and director of Blank Paper School.
· The pre-press will be carried out by Víctor Garrido of La Troupe.
· MOB will develop the communication strategy.

This is the link to the open call
http://www.fiebrephotobook.com/dummy-award

Technology and Arts Prize. Deadline: March 3, 2017

STARTS Prize 2017 – Grand prize of the European Commission honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts

Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are launching a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. This follows the launch of a new activity in the European Commission named STARTS: Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS.

Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe will be facing in the near future. The role of artists thus is no longer seen to be just about propagating scientific and technological knowledge and skills among the general public but much more as a kind of catalyst that can inspire and trigger innovative processes. The artistic practice of creative exploration and experimental appropriation of new technologies has a wide reaching potential to contribute to the development of new products and new economic, social and business models. Accordingly, the STARTS Prize focuses on artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and on innovative forms of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of art and culture.

Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: one for artistic exploration, and thus projects with the potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative collaboration between industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation.

Grand Prize—Artistic Exploration
Awarded for artistic exploration and art works where appropriation by the arts has a strong potential to influence or alter the use, deployment or perception of technology.

Grand Prize—Innovative Collaboration
Awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts that opens new pathways for innovation.

Submit now! The STARTS prize open call will end on March 3rd, 2017.

Entry details
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Evaluation

acePIRAR Artist-in-Residences, Buenos Aires. Deadline: Jan 31, 2017

‘acePIRAR Artist-in-Residence International Program aims to support all kind of contemporary artistic practices (including performance and curatorial proposals) through research and production residencies, promoting the exchange, debate, experimentation and collaborative work. A program that provides TIME, SPACE and GUIDANCE to explore expanded as well as traditional print media, while it connects the artists with the art scene of Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of the Latin America cultural capitals.

We offer different types of residencies in order to best fit to each artist and project’s interest and needs:
PRODUCTION | EXPLORATION | SUB30 (for artists under 30 with a special fee) | Palimpsest (for mural painting) | Micro-residency (short format of 5 days)

Production residencies [4 weeks]: intended to produce new work, a project or a site-specific installation with the possibility to show the finished work at the end of the stay. We welcome all kind of projects and encourage submitting those that question the singularity of the art object by using new media, design and/or their interfaces, blurring their boundaries.

Exploration residencies [4 weeks]: intended to emphasise the process over the presentation of the results, encouraging residents to get inspiration from the new experiences achieved through the interaction with other residents and the cultural environment that the city of Buenos Aires provides.

Duration of residency
The program encompasses a period of 4-weeks. Slots can be selected here: http://www.proyectoace.org/slots.

Artists can apply for any slot for next year among those posted at the website. Residency working time starts on first Monday at 10am and ends on last Friday at 6pm.

NOTE: There is not a minimum or maximum age to apply for a residency (although there is a lower fee for artists younger than 30 years old), as well as there is not discrimination regarding country of origin, race, language or gender identity when candidates are selected.

Accommodation
Artists have two different possibilities of lodging:
A) Aloj´ace is our guesthouse, an apartment equipped to accommodate artists and curators located in the city center of Buenos Aires, next to all the cultural attractions and at only 20 minutes distance from the ‘ace studio. The apartment is fully furnished with a full kitchen and bath and all cost (Internet WI-FI, cable television, local phone usage, cleaning, linen and utilities) included. This apartment can receive up to two artists or a single artist with accompaniment.

B) The artist may arrange its own lodging by renting an apartment, staying with friends or in hostels, hotels, B&B, etc. Buenos Aires is a city that offers many lodging options.

Studio/ workspace
Artists that choose the Production Residency use the ‘ace workshop (www.proyectoace.org/en/talleres): a large, quiet space with lots of light coming from several large windows and two skylights. The shop includes equipment to facilitate a variety of traditional and new print processes including Intaglio, Monotype/Monoprint, Woodblock, Waterless Lithography, Silk-aquatint, Photpolymer Intaglio, as well as artists’ books and Drawing.

Artists who choose the Exploration residency work in The Tower (www.proyectoace.org/en/torre): a quiet and luminous studio located on the second floor with open view, accessibly by a spiral staircase. It is ideal to research, study, write and create.

Fees and support
Non application fee. The production residency has a basic fee and the artist can select other options: lodging, materials or technical assistance. Basic fee covers studio space, access to equipment, reviews from a professional team, meals and refreshments at studio hours, studio accident insurance, guidance through the city and cultural events, public transportation card, cellphone for local calls, networking. The residency fee does not include travel, health insurance and shipping expenses.

Application information
Ask for the complete guidelines here: www.proyectoace.org/additional_info
After receiving all the information for the specific type of residency (Production, Exploration, SUB30, Palimpsest mural painting residency or micro-residency) artists complete an application form which the ‘ace team will provide.

Contact
info@proyectoace.org
Alicia Candiani
Phone: + 54911 4551 3218

Address
http://www.proyectoace.org/
Fundación ‘ace para el Arte Contemporáneo
Conesa 667
1426 | Buenos Aires
Argentina

Info
Artist-in-Residence International Program
Call for artists, researchers, curators
Production | Exploration | Mural Painting
http://www.proyectoace.org/additional_info

Several research fellowships in the NY Historical Society. Deadline: Jan. 13, 2017

THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, founded in 1804, holds a distinguished collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, graphic materials, decorative objects, historical artifacts, and works of art.

The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library at the New-York Historical Society is home to more than 350,000 books, three million manuscripts, and distinctive collections of maps, photographs, and prints, as well as ephemera and family papers documenting the history of the United States from a distinctly New York perspective. New-York Historical’s collections are particularly rich in material pertaining to the American Revolution and early Republic, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age. Significant holdings relate to Robert Livingston and the Livingston family, Rufus King, Horatio Gates, Albert Gallatin, Cadwallader Colden, Robert Fulton, Richard Varick, and many other notable individuals. Also well documented within the Library’s collections are major social movements in American history, especially abolitionism, temperance, and social welfare. The Library’s visual archives include some of the earliest photographs of New York, a significant collection of Civil War images, and the archives of major architectural firms of the later 19th century. Among the more than 1.6 million works comprising the Museum’s art collections are all 435 preparatory watercolors for John James Audubon’s Birds of America, a preeminent collection of Hudson River School landscapes; and an exceptional collection of decorative and fine arts spanning four centuries.

The New-York Historical Society offers a rich research environment that promotes an active intellectual community. Fellows are encouraged to explore the collections and take advantage of the full scope of the Library and Museum’s resources and to share their research during their tenure through informal talks and blog posts. Educational outreach and public programs further support New-York Historical’s intellectual mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural, and social history of New York and the nation, as well as the making and the meaning of history.

The New-York Historical Society offers several long- and short-term fellowships during the academic year. Designed to encourage and promote the use of the institution’s diverse collections of primary and secondary sources, the fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers.

The application deadline for all fellowships is January 13, 2017.

Learn More >

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History
Hired for a two-year term, one postdoctoral fellow will work as a public historian and intellectual coordinator for the New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History. The ideal candidate will have a strong scholarly interest in women’s history and some experience in public history. The fellow will participate in developing programming and be deputized to operate certain projects independently. Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must have the PhD in hand by the time of appointment. The postdoctoral fellow will be in residence as a full-time staff member with a stipend of $50,000 per year with full benefits. This fellowship lasts from September 1, 2017 until August 30, 2019.

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships
Offered jointly with the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School, two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships are open to scholars who will have completed their PhD in history or American studies before the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Fellows will teach one course per semester at Eugene Lang College in addition to conducting focused research in residence at the New-York Historical Society. These fellows carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship lasts from September 1, 2017 until June 29, 2018.

Patricia and John Klingenstein Short-Term Fellowships
Two or more Patricia and John Klingenstein Short-Term Fellowships will be awarded to scholars at any academic level. Fellows will conduct research in the New-York Historical Society’s library collections for two to four weeks at a time, and will receive a stipend of $1,500 to $2,000. These fellowships last from September 1, 2017 until June 29, 2018.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships in Women’s History
The two recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History should have a strong interest in the fields of women’s history and public history. They must be currently enrolled students in good standing in a relevant PhD program in the humanities. The Predoctoral Fellows will be in residence part time at the New-York Historical Society for one academic year, between September 1, 2017 and June 29, 2018, with a stipend of $15,000 per year. This position is not full time and will not receive full benefits.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
One fellowship for the length of a single academic year is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities for research at the New-York Historical Society. The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed their formal professional training and have a strong record of accomplishment within their field. There is no restriction relating to age or academic status of applicants. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply if they have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $42,000, plus benefits. This fellowship lasts from September 1, 2017 until June 29, 2018.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships
Two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships will be awarded to candidates who have earned their PhD in the last three to five years. Research projects may include the conversion of a dissertation into a publishable manuscript or the initiation of new research based on the collections and resources of the New-York Historical Society. This ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship lasts from September 1, 2017 until June 29, 2018.

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th St)
New York, NY 10024

 

http://www.nyhistory.org/library/fellowships

 

LAST CHANCE for Winning a Grant to study Art Photography in Madrid. Deadline: January 12, 2017

European Master of Fine Art Photography Scholarships 2017

Do you want to play your role in the field of artistic photography? Be part of our state of the art program, the European Master of Fine Art Photography, which is going into its sixth Edition in April 2017.

We offer practical and innovative training with a unique master program based on the development of a personal project, coached by our International docents and tutors, including Joan Fontcuberta, Andreas Müller-Pohle, Ricardo Cases, Martin Parr, Cristina de Middel, or Simon Roberts, to name just a few.

Take part in the competition and win a scholarship!

PRIZE

Two scholarships covering 50% of the tuition fees, equivalent to 4,250 euros.

NEW Deadline for the receipt of works: 12th of January 2017 at 18:00, Madrid time (GMT+1).

The winners will be announced on the 19th of January 2017 at 18:00, Madrid time (GMT +1).

The names of the winners will be published on iedphotography.com.

http://iedphotography.com/events/european-master-fine-art-photography-scholarships-2017/

Past Scholarship winners:

Nikita Pirogov, Alena Zhandarova, Wawi Navarroza, Yutaka Nozawa, Duarte Amaral Netto and Jorge Fuembuena, among others.

(Photo: Patricia Nieto Madroñero, student of the European Master of Fine Art Photography 2016)