We hope you and your family are keeping well during these trying times.
I write to invite you to participate in an exciting initiative that is being organised by LagosPhoto20. You don’t need to have a professional camera, you may use whatever device you have – a smartphone is fine.
The idea is to “shine your eyes” on our homes as if they were museums. We invite you to take part in building this new virtual Home Museum.
As we go about our busy lives, we often forget the small things worth preserving – what we are calling “objects of virtue” – objects that are important to each person, family and home. Some treasures we use everyday, some we keep, some we hold close, some we lose, and some are simply forgotten and not preserved at all. For example, a watch passed down from a father to his child, an ibeji doll, a piece of woven cloth from our grandmother, an old photograph or newspaper cut-out, a souvenir from the last city we visited, the first mobile phone we owned, or a medal won at a sports competition. All these evoke memories and tell stories about our culture and history in ways we don’t always recognise.
To participate, all you need to do is photograph a personal selection of these “objects of virtue” and email these images to the address below. During LagosPhoto20, your own “Home Museum” will be exhibited online. With this rapid response, we hope to hold onto these valuable artefacts with you for the benefit of future generations and begin conversations about our collective histories.
What you need to do!
Send your photos (between 6-12 max) to
Please write your name, age, contact information, and a short description of these objects and why they are important to you and your family.
Deadline for submission is 31st July 2020.
If you need to know more, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to your contribution and to building the first online Home Museum together.
2020 KASSEL DUMMY AWARD – Entries now open until 2 September!
Arriving date of physical books is now 2 September.
!!NEWS!! We have decided to postpone the Kassel Dummy Award 2020 process due to the Corona crisis one more time and now until 2 September. The shortlist jury session is now planned for 5 September in Cologne. The final jury session will be postponed to a new date and location to be announced. We will do this in close contact with all our cooperation partners and friends, and especially with all the photography festivals where the shortlisted books should be exhibited.
We will still do our very best to show all shortlisted books at several international photography events as planned in Melbourne (Australia), Zagreb (Croatia), Dublin (Ireland), Istanbul (Turkey), Cluj (Romania), Aarhus (Denmark), Madrid (Spain), Angkor (Cambodia), Rome (Italy), Milan (Italy) and more (to be announced). Read our terms and conditions here. Entries will be open now until 2 September 2020.
Our constant connectedness, the beeping and buzzing and invitations to digitally watch too, causing us to become multitaskers. Corona is here to stay and is taking its social toll. The abundance of live conferences, meetings, readings, performances, exhibitions is wearing us out and creates digital overload. But how else to reach out to our peers and public alike?
Therefore we seek project proposals that touch upon this theme. Please send us your individual or collective proposal that should include max. 2 pages A4 project introduction to email@example.com
Thank you for keeping in touch.
From SEA Foundation
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (German Photography Society, DGPh) have joined forces to promote academic exchange in the field of photography. As part of their collaboration, the “DGPh History of Photography Research Award”, originally established in 1978, will be replaced by two separate awards for research and for innovative publications, awarded every two years.
Young researchers’ innovative power and creativity have a significant impact on how photography is perceived and reflected upon. The “Thinking Photography. DGPh Research Award” is awarded for approaches in the humanities, cultural or social sciences which make an exceptional contribution to photography research. Academic research projects as well as independent publications introducing fresh research perspectives to the medium of photography qualify for the €3,000 prize. Works committed to venturing beyond disciplinary or methodological boundaries and open to new methods and questions are of particular interest.
Photography is no longer debated and reflected upon exclusively in scientific publications – an innovative digital culture of discussion has permeated the field of photography. The second new award “Writing Photography. DGPh Prize for Innovative Publication” recognizes shorter formats such as blogs, columns and reviews, online publications and those creatively merging text and photographic material. The winner will receive €1,000 in prize money.
An international jury will select the awards’ recipients. The award ceremony will be held every two years as a joint public event organized by the DGPh and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.
We look forward to numerous submissions of digitally or analogously published articles from the past two years. The submission deadline for both prizes is September 30, 2020. Details on this and the application documents can be found here: www.dgph.de/preise
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation
The Cologne-based Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie e.V. (German Photography Society, DGPh) works to promote and examine the cultural interests of photography and related imaging. Its activities are focused on the various fields of application in art, science, education, journalism, across industries and politics as well as their links and interactions. As the central authority for communicating ground-breaking achievements in the field of photography to the public, it awards several prizes and distinctions. More Information: www.dgph.de
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation is a non-profit foundation based in Frankfurt. It is responsible for the development of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, a collection of international contemporary photography, whose works range from the mid-20th century to the present. In addition to collecting, exhibiting and promoting photography, the foundation’s central activities include awarding prizes and scholarships and fostering academic exchange. More Information: www.deutscheboersephotographyfoundation.org
Thinking Photography. DGPh Research Award
Writing Photography. DGPh Prize for Innovative Publication
Deadline: 30 September, 2020
OPEN STUDENT CALL
In addition to the regular open call, Noorderlicht has launched an international Open Student Call for the upcoming festival ‘Generation Z’, to give the generation central to the festival a voice. Students who use lens-based media are asked to express their vision of the future in a single image, in the light of the crisis in which the world finds itself. These images will get a place in the festival.
In recent weeks we have seen a large dose of creative images pass, by people who give substance to their temporary quarantine, who are looking for activities to combat boredom or for ways to speak out. This special time brings to light an unprecedented inventiveness. Humour breaks through the tension, connects and gives us the mental space to put things into perspective.
However, visualizing what this crisis means for us, what it does to us mentally and how it affects our vision of the future is of a completely different order. By letting lens-based students from all over the world reflect on this, we hope to gain insight into the future expectations of a generation. The submitted images will be presented as a futurama in the festival.
Please note: this is about a single shot futurama. You are asked to make one image, that reflects what the current situation in the world personally does or mean to you. Participating in the call also means participating in the festival. By submitting an image, you give Noorderlicht permission to use your image on its website and social media, of course with credit lines.
Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org before 1 June 2020 and use a file service such as WeTransfer if the image is too large to send as an email attachment.
File format: maximum (native) resolution of your camera, so we can print in large format. RGB, high res JPEG or TIFF, ready to print. The file name contains the name of the author, a title and / or a caption.
– a brief summary (about 50 words) on the image
– your name and year of birth
– your nationality
– where you currently study visual media
– links to your social media channels
– URL of your website (if applicable)
The Noorderlicht Internationaal Fotofestival 2020 takes place from 18 July till 20 September 2020. The theme of the festival is ‘GENERATION Z’. Dates subject to change.
A New Normal calls for photographers to respond to our current climate by using their medium to find joy, hope and beauty in times of stress, anxiety, and boredom. We want to see your best images made within a 2km radius of your house. Beyond that, the criteria are open to your interpretation.
Our favourite images will be paired with a commissioned piece of poetry and published in an online gallery on the District website as well as being featured in a printed zine as part of PhotoIreland’s TLP Editions.
Submissions are open now and will remain open for two weeks. If you have any questions please email us at email@example.com
Photographers can submit up to 5 photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Images must be submitted as a WeTransfer link (anything else will not be considered)
Images must have been made following the beginning of quarantine
Images must have been made within a 2km radius of the photographer’s home
Images must be JPEGs, sRGB, 2000px on their longest side, 72dpi (anything else will not be considered)
Photographers must have access to high quality versions of their submitted files (A4 size (minimum) TIFF, Adobe RGB, 300dpi)
Deadline: Sunday 17 May
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Submit your work to the Athens Photo Festival 2020
Athens Photo Festival 2020 is accepting submissions from artists and photographers for its exhibition program. The selected works will be exhibited at the Benaki Museum / Pireos 138, one of the most prestigious museums in Greece.The Festival will feature the work of emerging and established artists from all over the world, with the aim to reflect the diversity of photography and visual culture today. Exploring diverse cultural, artistic, social and political perspectives, Athens Photo Festival is committed to offering a dynamic platform for exchange of ideas, artistic expression and engagement with photography in all its forms.
The call is open to all the image-based genres, ranging from fine art and conceptual to documentary and photojournalism, installations, interactive and multimedia works. This year’s exhibition program will be composed of a diverse selection of over 80 image-based projects, selected through this international call for proposals.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the deadline to submit your work to the Athens Photo Festival has been extended until Thursday 14 May.
Dear friends and mates.
In these difficult times of trouble and confusion, your captain and humble servant would like to help you steer the right course.
First, allow me to forward you a personal greeting to the Coronavirus, from my First Officers.
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Now, here are some resources for artists and people who work in the creative industries. Many of them were collected by others, which we thankfully credit. Please be in solidarity and pass them on to anybody who might need them.
If you would like to add to this list, please drop me a line (as a comment at the end of this message).
Ahoi Corona Virus and let’s keep going, my friends.
Inspired by the 1937 Mass Observation project FORMAT is inviting you to join in the @MassIsolation project, a visual record of the Covid 19 Crisis on Instagram.
Share your experience of this global pandemic and send us your photographs, drawings, memes, tips and ideas. Become part of this important visual archive at a most extraordinary moment in our history.
It is free to take part and open to all across the world.
To join in on instagram send your your submissions to @massisolation and be sure to tag your images with #massisolation and #massisolationFORMAT.
Posts will also be shared by guest curators on the @FORMATfestival Instagram stream.
This important international visual archive is being organised in a partnership between FORMAT and The Gallery of Photography Ireland’s own project @mass_isolation_IRL, #massisolationIRL.
Emergency Grants for Artists – by https://www.artworkarchive.com
GRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES
Intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified, mature visual artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical. To quality, you must be a visual artists (music, theater, dance, and writing are not covered by this grant) working professionally in a mature phase of your career for at least ten years.
CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund)
CERF+ provides rapid relief and career recovery loans through their own grants (for artists working in craft disciplines) as well as a list of emergency resources for artists in other disciplines. Additionally, CERF+ just launched the COVID-19 Response Fund to support artists working in craft disciplines. “This fund is essential to our rapid and effective response to those artists who are suffering severe health impacts from the coronavirus, ensuring that CERF+ has the funds necessary to respond to this unprecedented crisis,” said CERF in an email release. If you are able, please donate to the CERF+ COVID-19 Response Fund.
Colorado-based Artists’ Charitable Fund assists American visual fine artists (painters and sculptors) living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical/dental/eye-care bills. For example, the Fund has purchased a wheelchair, paid for eye surgery, provided funding for an artificial leg, paid partial medical expenses of several artists who have cancer, as well as other needs for medical assistance. You can find out more about the fund as well as donate here.
The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.
The organization defines eligibility to “Professional” is defined as those visual artists who make their livelihood through sales as reported on a Schedule C with a U.S. Federal tax return. An active exhibition history is also an important part of documenting “professional.” You can find the application here.
Emergency Grants offers immediate assistance to artists that have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding. Artists should be living and working anywhere in the United States, though projects can occur in the U.S. and abroad.
Each month FCA receives an average of 95 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500, and the average grant is now $1,600.
These grants do not cover life-related emergencies such as food, rent, medical bills, childcare, and other basic necessities, reimbursement for expenses that you have already incurred, or projects with no scheduled exhibition or performance dates, so look closely at the requirements and limitations.
The Foundation will disburse $1,000 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 virus.
Any AGMA member in good standing is entitled and encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the AGMA Relief Fund. Grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis, based on need.
The Haven Foundation provides financial assistance up to $10,000 to artists who have a health crisis; grants are one-year, and the financial amount provided is to the discretion of the Foundation. Grants can be renewed up to four more years, with a supplemental application. Read the guidelines for application here.
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation partnered to offer a new medical emergency aid program for artists. The one-time Rauschenberg Emergency Grants will provide visual and media artists and choreographers with up to $5,000 to cover a number of unforeseen medical expenses. There is no deadline; applications will be accepted and reviewed by the panel on a monthly basis beginning in late May/early June 2020.
NCAPER is a voluntary task force of national, regional, state, and local arts organizations, public agencies, and foundations, NCAPER helps ensure that artists, arts/cultural organizations, cultural funders, and arts businesses have the capacity and ability to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies affecting the arts and culture sector.
Sustainable Arts Foundation
Awards supporting artists and writers with families with up to $6,000.
If you are a musician who has lost income due to a canceled gig as a result of the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak, this new grant provides monetary support to musicians who have lost income due to a canceled gig as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
This grant allows women-identifying artists to apply for up to $2,500 for financial hardships from loss of income or opportunity as a direct result of the crisis. The application opens April 6.
This emergency fund can provide up to $200 for people of color that are either working artist or art administration and are affected by COVID-19.
ConvertKit has established a fund to help creators in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have already received more applications than they have funding, but encourage creators to still apply.
This emergency grant provides funding for a curatorial project that sheds light on the world during this time of darkness. Priority will be given to curators who have a venue secured for their project and are greatly impacted by the challenges we are facing due to COVID-19.
Format has put together a $25,000 relief fund designed to help photographers facing financial difficulties during the outbreak. The fund offers $500 per person.
Twenty Summer launched an emergency fund for artists and arts organizations suffering from unexpected and unmanageable financial loss as a result of the COVID-19. Artists can receive up to $500, while arts organizations can receive up to $1,000.
The Emergency Fund for Artists will now provide up to $500 in assistance to artists experiencing loss of income due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Emergency Fund also remains available for other unforeseen emergencies that may impact your ability to work, such as flood, theft, or fire.
UNITED STATES GRANTS BY REGION
The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus. The application opens Monday, March 16.
Chicago area theater professionals may apply for a grant of up to $500 on a first-come-first-served basis.
This fund provides emergency assistance for any member of the Chicago theater community who is dealing with serious medical issues, including those that may result from COVID-19 infection.
This fund provides support for low-income, BIPOC, trans, gender non-conforming, and queer artists and freelancers whose livelihoods are being affected by the pandemic in Dallas.
Artists, arts presenters or arts venues in need of funds due to COVID-19 can apply for funding.
Working artists in the Hawaii area in need of assistance due to COVID-19 can apply.
This relief fund was created for individuals working in the Indianapolis arts sector and impacted by the current public health crisis.
Emergency relief grants to City of Los Angeles-based dance, music, and theater artists, as well as small ensembles who have had their public performances, shows, or concerts cancelled.
This relief fund offers up to $500 to cover lost income due to COVID-19 to Miami-based Artists.
This relief fund supports artists in Minnesota who experience career-threatening emergencies, expanded to include emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists can request up to $500 to compensate for cancelled work that was scheduled and lost.
The Mayer Foundation grant provides economic relief to New York artists who are distressed or suffering from lack of financial resources as a result of natural or civil disasters, or from temporary impoverishment, loss of employment, death or incapacity of a family wage earner or damage to home and property. The grant also provides healthcare to those who cannot afford it or whose health insurance or financial resources are insufficient to cover their medical needs. The grant is up to $2,500 and is reviewed on a quarterly basis.
The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund was created to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus
This fund offers urgent relief to freelance dance artists who have suffered financial losses due to the spread of the COVID-19 and the government enforced social restrictions.
This fund has been created to support creative individuals who have been financially impacted by gig cancellations due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Artists and arts presenters in North Carolina can apply for emergency funding.
This fund was created to assist performing artists whose income has been impacted by show cancellations, slowing ticket sales, or low turnout during this pandemic.
This fund is currently for freelance and independent artists residing in the Portland tri-county area.
This emergency relief fund has been set up to help mitigate COVID-19 related financial losses that artists and small to mid-size arts and culture organizations have suffered. Individuals may apply for up to $2,000 and use the award however they see fit. Awards to organizations will range up to $25,000 and will be scaled based on budget size, up to $2 million.
SFF will make a limited number of one-time grants between $3,000 and $25,000 to nonprofits that are addressing the following four issue areas, described in greater detail below: racial bias, worker protection, homelessness and renter protection/housing security, and food security.
This is a resource for performing arts workers in the Bay Area who are facing a loss of income due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Artists who live in the Bay Area for the past two years are eligible for $250 in an effort to support the security and protection of artists who, in “normal times,” hold part-time or contract work to prioritize their art practice.
This relief fund will distribute $1 million to artists in the Kings County, Washington, area who are affected by closures, cancellations, and loss of work due to COVID-19.
This creative industry relief fund helps support musicians, artists, performers and filmmakers in the Tarrant County area in Texas who have lost work due to COVID-19.
This relief fund provides rapid response grants supporting critical needs of artists in Washington state whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19.
Any theater professional currently residing in and who has actively worked in the Washington metropolitan area within the past two years is eligible to apply for emergency relief.
The Seattle Artist’s Relief Fund is a crowd-sourced financial relief fund that is already distributing financial relief to artists in the Seattle area. The GoFundMe campaign has reached $144,000 in just its first week and has already received 600 applications. This fund is for individual artists only who live in the greater Seattle area, not organizations or nonprofits. Donate if you can and apply if you need assistance.
Max’s Kansas City Project provides emergency funding and resources to professional artists in the creative arts who live in New York state. Grants of up to $1,000 are given to artists that demonstrate a financial need for medical aid, legal aid, or housing.
ArtsGreensboro has launched a relief fund for artists in the Greater Greensboro NC area who have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can apply or donate to the fund here. One hundred percent of proceeds go directly to benefit local Greensboro artists.
This program provides grants of up to $750 for artists and organizations in Minnesota to do art projects online or in other forms during the current shutdown of arts venues. This grant is for artists and organizations who have had projects cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19.
Artists can request up to $300 to compensate for scheduled work that was scheduled and lost. Artists are eligible to apply for loss of income regardless of whether the income was from art or other jobs. Artists must live in the Charlottesville area including the city of Charlottesville or the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, or Nelson.
Denver Arts & Venues: IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund
This fund was started to support individual artists who are experiencing immediate, unforeseen emergency needs due to COVID-19.
Through the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund, Denver Arts & Venues has allocated $130,000 towards grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists who live in Denver whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work.
This fund, created by The Soze Foundation, TaskForce and Invisible Hand, will support artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. We will be making $250 grants to selected applicants on an on-going basis.
GRANTS IN CANADA
The Facebook-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists will provide $100,000 in artists fees to support online performances between now and March 31, 2020, to help ease financial strain for those impacted by the closure of performance venues across Canada related to COVID-19.
The National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) is allocating $60,000 in support of emerging artists (as 80 grants of $750). These funds will be granted to theatre artists in training, or artists who have completed a theatre training program within the past five years, to present a piece of art online.
The Canadian government is offering a variety of support to artists who are affected by Coronavirus. For Canadian artists abroad there is a travel fund for artists to return to Canada. There are also Emergency Care Benefits for artists unable to earn money due to Coronavirus.
The Flanders Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is working to provide monthly stipends for self-employed people who are not able to work during Coronavirus. This monthly benefit is € 1,291.69 without family expenses and € 1,614.10 with family expenses during the months of March and April.
The Kone Foundation is offering an at-home artist in a residency support program to fund artists over a three month period. Monthly funds range by artist experience, €2,400 (early career), €2,800 (mid-career), and €3,500 (experienced artist).
The Swedish Cultural Foundation and the Swedish Association for the Arts have each decided to direct € 200,000 to the new grant form “Culture in the meantime”. In the spring, a total of € 400,000 will be distributed for art practitioners and cultural workers who are hit hard financially by the corona crisis.
The Civic Theater has created a fund to provide financial relief to Irish artists experiencing lost income related to COVID-19. Small grants of up to €500 will be paid rapidly on a first-come, first-served basis to affected artists and groups.
GRANTS IN THE UK
The Arts Council of England is providing £160 million of emergency funding available for those organizations and individuals who will need it during this crisis. The council is also making £20 million of financial support available to individuals ( artists, creative practitioners, and freelancers), so they can better sustain themselves, and their work, in the coming months.
Aiming to provide ten £200 hardship funds for any artists, practitioners and creative freelancers that cannot work during this time or who have been affected by cancellations or other impacts.
GRANTS IN ASIA
The Hong Kong Arts Development Council is funding 150 million HK Dollars to subsidize arts organizations, groups, and practitioners having work from February to April impacted by COVID-19. This funding includes performances, exhibitions, rehearsals, preparation and post-event work.
Creative writers, whether they are Singapore citizens living anywhere in the world or Permanent Residents of Singapore, may apply for a USD200/SGD280 grant from SURF with no strings attached. This fund is specifically intended to help those in dire need of immediate help.
The Luminary announces the Futures Fund: Emergency Relief Grant for Artists
The Luminary, in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, is offering immediate artist emergency grants of at least $60,000 for artists and arts organizers in the St. Louis region. Drawing from a total grant of $100,000 to support our Futures Fund regranting initiative and related activities, the Warhol Foundation has authorized diverting funds for 2020 to support the direct needs of those in our community most impacted by COVID-19.
Artist and arts organizers are among those hit the hardest not just by the arrival of the coronavirus, but by the unpredictable effects of the closure of art spaces, suspended teaching engagements, cancelled commissions, exhibitions, and events of all kinds, not to mention the many contract and service jobs lost that sustain many artistic practices. The Futures Fund: Emergency Relief for Artists grant is meant as a small intervention and expression of solidarity and support; we wish to stitch together enough support for now so that there is a horizon for us to live into.
The Futures Fund will offer no fewer than sixty $1,000 grants over two cycles in April and June. Applicants are not required to use funds for a project: these unrestricted $1,000 grants may be used for shelter, food, seeds, childcare, communal care — whatever makes life possible for these uncertain months.
For more information and to apply, please visit http://theluminaryarts.com/programs/futures-fund
If individuals and businesses would like to support this fund to extend its impact, tax-deductible donations may be made online or by cash or check to The Luminary at 2701 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118. All contributions received will be given directly to artists in our region impacted by COVID-19 and its related economic fallout.
The Futures Fund is created and administered by The Luminary as a partner in the Regional Regranting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Futures Fund is one of 16 Regranting programs, which have funded 1,000 projects around the nation with grants close to $10,000,000. The full list of 16 Regranting cities includes: Albuquerque, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Portland (ME), Portland (OR), Saint Louis, San Francisco and Washington DC.
Submissions open for the photobook dummy contest
SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2020
Until 20 May, photographers and visual artists are invited to submit self-made, unpublished photobooks and book dummies for the fourth international SELF PUBLISH RIGA contest. The winner will be awarded an exhibition at the ISSP Gallery, while the author of the best dummy from the Baltic states will receive a voucher for a high-quality printing and framing services. The best of the submitted works will be presented at an exhibition at the ISSP Gallery during Riga Photomonth.
SELF PUBLISH RIGA is a biennial series of events dedicated to photobooks and self–publishing, organised by the ISSP platform of contemporary photography in Riga, Latvia, as one of the central events of Riga Photomonth. It consists of an international book dummy competition, exhibition of photobooks and book dummies and an extensive public programme including presentations, discussions, workshops and guided tours.
The author of the winning dummy will be awarded an exhibition at the ISSP Gallery as part of the next SELF PUBLISH RIGA edition in 2022. Additionally, the author of the best dummy from the Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia) will be granted 500 EUR credit towards printing and framing from the top service provider Fine Art Print.
A shortlist of the submitted dummies will be part of the SELF PUBLISH RIGA exhibition taking place at the ISSP Gallery in Riga early this summer.
All entries to the contest will be judged by an international jury: founder and director of Self Publish, Be Happy Bruno Ceschel (Italy), curator of ISSP Gallery and SELF PUBLISH RIGA, writer and photographer Evita Goze (Latvia), founder and director of the independent publishing house Skinnerboox Milo Montelli (Italy), award-winning book designer and typographer Alexey Murashko (Latvia) and researcher, photographer and curator at FOTODOK Daria Tuminas (Russia / the Netherlands), who was previously Head of Unseen Book Market and the Dummy Award at Unseen Amsterdam.
Submission deadline 20 May, 2020 (delivery date May 26).
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