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Fellowship Program for Art and Theory in Austria. Deadline: Jan 27, 2017

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM AT KÜNSLERHAUS BÜCHSENHAUSEN, AUSTRIA.

—German version below—

Call For Applications

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen invites visual and media artists, art critics, theorists, and curators to apply for a fellowship in 2017–2018. Candidates can apply for one semester (October 2, 2017 – February 11, 2018 or February 12, 2018 – June 24, 2018). The fellowship can be split across two semesters.

The closing date for submissions is 27 January 2017 (postmark).
For details regarding the application procedure please scroll down.

Institution

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen is a post-graduate center for production, research, exchange in the fields of visual arts and art theory. Within the framework of the Fellowship Program for Art and Theory, the Künstlerhaus provides a platform that facilitates the development and production of artistic and art-theoretical projects in a critical context. At the same time, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen offers a forum for direct exchange between professionals – artists, theoreticians, critics, and curators – from the region and abroad, as well as a point of interaction with local interested audiences. Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen is affiliated with the Tyrolean Artists’ Association, the major association of visual artists from the region.

Büchsenhausen brings together two programs under one roof. On the one hand, it is the site of the Fellowship Program for Art and Theory. On the other hand, it is the location of several studios for artists based in Tyrol who require space for working in a professionally interesting environment. Three apartment studios are used by the participants in the fellowship program. The other six studios are available to artists based in Tyrol. The project and presentation space is equipped with multimedia facilities and is at the fellows’ disposal. The space was designed by Atelier van Lieshout.

Fellowship Program

With its Fellowship Program for Art and Theory, Büchsenhausen promotes internationally relevant artistic production, research, and discussion in the region of Tyrol. The program is based on the idea of generating and maintaining a context for production and discussion, in which artists and theorists can connect and reflect on international art and societal discourses in relation to local topics and issues. At the same time, it affords the opportunity for an artistic laboratory of experimentation, where new artistic practices and strategies may be tried out.

The program’s aims are:

  • to promote and relay a critical, socially relevant production of knowledge in art and art theory;
  • to produce, through the fellowship projects, qualified discourses on art and society within the local and global contexts;
  • to enable the transfer of knowledge between the field of art and other publics outside the art context;
  • to facilitate the exchange between cultural producers in the visual arts and beyond (creating a network of experts).

The program combines the advantages of a residency with the possibilities of a postgraduate, non-university lectureship on the basis of an open, non-formalized structure. In terms of content, the program addresses a worldwide public made up of professionals in the fields of contemporary art, architecture, art and media theory, and criticism.

The fellows are selected by a jury of experts following an open call for applications. They come to Büchsenhausen for one or two semesters to work on realizing their proposed undertaking, and accompany this process with public events. For this purpose, Büchsenhausen assigns a monetary award and provides a production budget, working spaces, free lodging, and artistic and technical advice.

The conveyance and discussion of the fellow’s own work occurs parallel to the development of the individual proposals. The focus of the public events is determined by the respective emphases of the various fellows’ works. Within the framework of these discursive formats, the fellows (or their guests) can present various points in their investigations, open up their works-in-progress to critical discussion, interact with experts who they invite, work through content with the public, and/or try out new ways of working. The fellowship year ends with a group exhibition curated by the director of the Fellowship Program.

For former and current fellows and their realized work please go to buchsenhausen.at/fellows.

Fellowship

  • a money award of EUR 3,200;
  • an individual studio for working and living, furnished with a large shared kitchen;
  • a production budget for the realization of the submitted proposal;
  • a budget for inviting experts to Büchsenhausen for the purpose of professional exchange;
  • the opportunity of a group exhibition at the end of the fellowship;

Facilities

  • free access to the ‘Lab’, the project/gallery space;
  • free use of the available multimedia production equipment in the ‘Lab’;
  • free Highspeed-DSL/WLAN Internet access;
  • professional artistic advice;
  • technical advice if required.

Eligibility

Professional visual/media artists, art theorists, art critics, and curators from all over the world are eligible for the fellowship.

Requirements

The application must include a concrete work proposition. Work on the submitted proposal forms the core of each fellow’s activities during his/her stay in Büchsenhausen. A description of a series of public events intended to accompany the individual work during the duration of the fellowship (up to three events) is also an integral part of the working proposal. If the application is successful, the fellows are required to specify the details of the presentation series and carry out the proposed program.

The fellows declare themselves willing to be present at Büchsenhausen for the duration of the fellowship. Working knowledge of English is required.

Selection

The selection of fellows is made by a jury of experts and based on the quality, originality, and relevance of the proposed undertaking and the work samples submitted by the applicants. The jury includes the director of Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, a member of the advisory board at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen and one external expert.

The selection procedure occurs in two stages.

In the first stage, the submitted applications are evaluated and the jury makes a shortlist of candidates who will be invited to Büchsenhausen for personal interviews.

The personal interview with the jury forms the second stage. For the interview, the applicants have to come to Innsbruck to personally present their working plans and aims during the fellowship.

Büchsenhausen will pay for accommodation in Innsbruck for one night, but cannot cover the costs for travel to Innsbruck. Alternatively, a video conference (for instance via Skype) is also possible.

There is no legal right to be awarded a fellowship at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen. The jury is therefore under no obligation to justify decisions. The jury’s decision will be communicated in written form in March 2017 (first stage) and April 2017 (second stage).

Application procedure

Applications are to be written in English or German. Applications must include the following printed documents:

  • the working proposal (max 2,000 words, 3 copies);
  • a visual portfolio/documentation of recent works:
    • artists: The artistic portfolio can be submitted in paper form (max. 2 catalogs, max. 10 photos), on DVD, CD or USB stick (max. 1 DVD/CD/USB stick), or digitally via a permanent link (no time-limited download links like WeTransfer!);
    • theorists/art critics: 1 recent writing sample (3 copies);
  • a curriculum vitae (3 copies);
  • the printed and signed confirmation e-mail of the filled electronic application form (1 copy).

Please note that all documents except the visual artists’ portfolios have to be sent in paper form by post.

The electronic application form can be completed in English or German language. By submitting the online form you will get a confirmation e-mail with the completed data. A copy will be sent to our office too.
Please print the confirmation e-mail, sign it and send it together with the required material to the address given below.
If you have problems with the online application form or need any additional information please contact us via email: office@buchsenhausen.at

The address to which the applications must be posted is:

  • Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen
    Ref.: “Fellowship 2017–18”
    Weiherburggasse 13
    6020 Innsbruck
    Austria

Closing date for submissions (postmark): Friday 27 January 2017

Please note that only submissions sent by post are accepted.
Too late received and incomplete applications will not be included in the selection process.

» Click here for the electronic application form

—English version above—

CALL FOR APPLICATION

Ausschreibung

Das Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen lädt bildende Künstler_innen, Kritiker_innen, Theoretiker_innen und Kurator_innen ein, Arbeitsvorhaben für ein Fellowship im Jahr 2017/18 einzureichen. Die Bewerber_innen können um ein Fellowship für ein Semester ansuchen (2. Oktober 2017 – 11. Februar 2018 oder 12. Februar 2018 – 24. Juni 2018). Das Fellowship kann auf zwei Semester aufgeteilt werden.

Einsendeschluss ist Freitag 27. Januar 2017 (es gilt das Datum des Poststempels).
Um Einzelheiten zum Bewerbungsablauf zu erfahren, bitte hinunter scrollen.

Institution

Das Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen ist ein postgraduales Zentrum für Produktion, Forschung und Vermittlung im Bereich der visuellen Künste und der Kunsttheorie. Im Rahmen des hier stattfindenden Fellowship-Programms stellt das Künstlerhaus eine Plattform zur Verfügung, die die Entwicklung und die Produktion künstlerischer und kunsttheoretischer Projekte in einem kritischen Kontext ermöglicht. Das Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen bildet gleichzeitig ein Forum für den direkten Austausch zwischen lokal und überregional tätigen Fachleuten – Künstler_innen, Theoretiker_innen, Kritiker_innen und Kurator_innen sowie eine Schnittstelle zu unterschiedlichen Öffentlichkeiten vor Ort. Das Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen ist eine Einrichtung der Tiroler Künstlerschaft, der wichtigsten Vereinigung bildender Künstler_innen in der Region.

Das Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen vereint zwei Förderprogramme unter einem Dach: Es ist einerseits Austragungsort des Fellowship-Programms für Kunst und Theorie. Andererseits ist es ein Atelierhaus für in Tirol lebende Künstler_innen, die einen Arbeitsraum in einer künstlerisch interessanten Umgebung suchen. Drei Ateliers stehen den Fellows als Wohnstudios zur Verfügung. Sechs weitere Ateliers werden mehrjährig an Künstler_innen aus Tirol vergeben. Neben den Ateliers verfügt das Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen über einen großen Projekt- und Präsentationsraum, der den Fellows zur Verfügung steht. Der Raum wurde vom Künstler_innen-Kollektiv Atelier van Lieshout gestaltet.

Fellowship-Programm

Mit dem Fellowship-Programm für Kunst und Theorie fördert das Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen in Tirol eine künstlerische Produktion, Forschung und Diskussion von internationaler und regionaler Relevanz. Dem Programm liegt die Idee zugrunde, einen Produktions- und Diskussionskontext zu generieren, in dem Künstler_innen und Theoretiker_innen überregionale Kunst- und Gesellschaftsdiskurse mit lokalen Themen in Zusammenhang bringen und reflektieren. Gleichzeitig wird die Möglichkeit eines künstlerischen Experimentierlabors gewahrt, wodurch Neues ausprobiert werden kann.

Ziele des Programms sind:

  • Förderung und Verbreitung einer kritischen, gesellschaftsrelevanten künstlerischen bzw. kunsttheoretischen Wissensproduktion;
  • Die Produktion qualifizierter Diskurse zu Kunst und Gesellschaft im lokalen und globalen Kontext durch die Umsetzung der Arbeitsvorhaben im Rahmen der Fellowships;
  • Die Ermöglichung des Wissenstransfers zwischen dem Kunstfeld und anderen Öffentlichkeiten außerhalb des Kunstkontextes;
  • Der Austausch zwischen Kulturproduzent_innen im Bereich der visuellen Künste und darüber hinaus (Vernetzung von Expert_innen).

Das Programm verbindet die Vorteile einer Residenz mit den Möglichkeiten einer außeruniversitären Dozentur auf Grundlage einer offenen, nicht formalisierten Struktur. Inhaltlich richtet sich das Programm an eine weltweite Fachöffentlichkeit in den Bereichen zeitgenössischer Kunst, Architektur, Kunst- bzw. Medientheorie und -kritik.

Die Fellows werden nach einem offenen Bewerbungsverfahren von einer Fachjury ausgewählt. Sie kommen für einen Zeitraum von ein bis zwei Semestern nach Büchsenhausen, wo sie am eingereichten Arbeitsvorhaben arbeiten und diesen Prozess in öffentlichen Veranstaltungen diskursiv begleiten. Büchsenhausen vergibt hierfür einen Geldpreis und stellt ein Produktionsbudget, Arbeitsräume, eine kostenlose Wohnmöglichkeit sowie fachliche und technische Beratung zur Verfügung.

Die Vermittlung und Diskussion der Inhalte erfolgt parallel zur Entwicklung der einzelnen Vorhaben. Die Inhalte der öffentlichen Veranstaltungen werden von dem jeweiligen Arbeitsschwerpunkt der Fellows vorgegeben. Im Rahmen dieser diskursiven Formate präsentieren die Fellows (oder ihre Gäste) unterschiedliche Schwerpunkte ihrer Investigationen, können aber auch ihre laufende Arbeit einer kritischen Diskussion stellen, sich in Interaktion mit eingeladenen Expert_innen und dem Publikum Inhalte erarbeiten und neue Arbeitsweisen erproben. Das Fellowship-Jahr endet mit einer Gruppenausstellung, die vom Leiter des Fellowship-Programms kuratiert wird.

Beispiele für Arbeitsvorhaben, die im Rahmen des Programms realisiert wurden, finden sich auf dieser Website unter dem Menü-Punkt buchsenhausen.at/fellows.

Fellowship

  • ein Geldpreis in der Höhe von EUR 3.200,–
  • ein Wohnstudio mit einer großen gemeinsamen Küche und Sanitäranlagen;
  • ein Produktionsbudget zur Realisierung des eingereichten Vorhabens;
  • ein Budget, um Expert_innen zwecks fachlichem Austausch nach Büchsenhausen einzuladen;
  • die Möglichkeit der Teilnahme in einer kuratierten Gruppenausstellung am Ende des Fellowshipjahres.

Leistungen

  • freier Zugang zum „Labor“, dem Projekt- und Ausstellungsraum in Büchsenhausen;
  • freie Nutzung der Multimedia-Produktionsgeräte im „Labor“;
  • freier Internetzugang via Highspeed-DSL/WLAN;
  • künstlerische Beratung;
  • technische Beratung auf Anfrage.

Teilnahmeberechtigung

Hauptberuflich tätige bildende Künstler_innen, Medienkünstler_innen, Theoretiker_innen, Kritiker_innen und Kurator_innen aus der ganzen Welt können sich um ein Fellowship bewerben.

Bewerbungsvoraussetzungen

Die Bewerbung muss ein konkretes Arbeitsvorhaben beinhalten. Die Arbeit an der Realisierung des eingereichten Vorhabens steht im Mittelpunkt der Tätigkeit während des Fellowships im Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen. Ebenfalls verpflichtend ist die Einreichung eines Vorschlags für maximal drei öffentliche Veranstaltungen die die Arbeit am eingereichten Vorhaben über die Dauer des Fellowships begleitet. Erfolgreiche Bewerber_innen müssen in einem zweiten Schritt konkrete Details der Veranstaltungen formulieren und das Veranstaltungsprogramm durchführen.

Die Fellows erklären sich bereit, während der Fellowshipdauer in Büchsenhausen anwesend zu sein. Gute Englischkenntnisse werden vorausgesetzt.

Auswahl

Die Fellows werden von einer Fachjury ausgewählt. Grundsätzliche Auswahlkriterien sind die Qualität, Originalität und Relevanz des eingereichten Arbeitsvorhabens und des Portfolios. Die dreiköpfige Fachjury besteht aus dem künstlerischen Leiter des Künstlerhauses Büchsenhausen, einem Mitglied des Fachbeirats im Künstlerhaus und einer externen Fachperson.

Das Auswahlverfahren ist zweistufig.

In der ersten Stufe werden die schriftlichen Bewerbungen beurteilt. Die Jury erstellt eine engere Auswahlliste von Kandidat_innen. Diese Kandidat_innen werden zu einem persönlichen Interview nach Büchsenhausen eingeladen.

Die zweite Auswahlstufe besteht aus persönlichen Bewerbungsgesprächen. Die eingeladenen Kandidat_innen müssen nach Innsbruck kommen, um sich und ihr Arbeitsvorhaben der Fachjury vorzustellen. Im Rahmen der zweiten Bewerbungsstufe übernimmt Büchsenhausen die Kosten einer Übernachtung in Innsbruck. Die Reisekosten selbst müssen von den Kandidat_innen getragen werden. Falls die Anreise nicht möglich ist, kann das persönliche Bewerbungsgespräch auch im Rahmen einer Videokonferenz (z.B. über Skype) erfolgen.

Auf die Gewährung eines Fellowships im Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen besteht kein Rechtsanspruch. Die Jury ist nicht verpflichtet, eine Begründung der Zuerkennung oder Ablehnung eines Antrags abzugeben. Die Entscheidung der Jury wird schriftlich mitgeteilt, für die erste Stufe im März 2017, für die zweite Stufe im April 2017.

Bewerbungsablauf

Die Bewerbungen erfolgen schriftlich in englischer oder deutscher Sprache und müssen zwingend folgende Dokumente beinhalten:

  • ein Arbeitsvorhaben (max. 2.000 Wörter, in dreifacher Ausfertigung);
  • ein Portfolio bzw. eine Dokumentation der Arbeit der letzten Jahre:
    • Künstler_innen: Das Portfolio kann in Papierform (max. 2. Kataloge, max. 10 Fotos), auf DVD bzw. CD oder USB-Stick (max. 1 DVD/CD/USB-Stick) oder digital mit einem Permalink eingereicht werden (es werden KEINE temporären Download Links wie etwa WeTransfer akzeptiert!);
    • Theoretiker_innen: ein aktuelles Textbeispiel in dreifacher Ausfertigung;
  • einen Lebenslauf (in dreifacher Ausfertigung);
  • den unterschriebenen Ausdruck der Bestätigungs-E-Mails (einfache Ausfertigung).

Hinweis: Mit Ausnahme des Portfolios bei Künstler_innen müssen alle Dokumente in Papierform in der jeweiligen Ausfertigung postalisch versandt werden.

Das Online-Bewerbungsformular kann in deutscher oder englischer Sprache ausgefüllt werden. Durch Bestätigung des Bewerbungsformulars wird eine E-Mail mit den eingegebenen Daten an Sie und eine Kopie an das Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen gesandt. Bitte drucken Sie die Bestätigungs-E-Mail des Bewerbungsformulars aus (einfache Ausfertigung ist vollkommen ausreichend) und schicken Sie diese unterzeichnet und mit den geforderten Dokumenten an folgende Adresse:

  • Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen
    Ref.: „Fellowship 2017-18“
    Weiherburggasse 13
    6020 Innsbruck
    Austria

Falls Fragen zum Bewerbungsformular auftreten, kontaktieren Sie uns bitte per Mail: office@buchsenhausen.at

Einsendeschluss ist Freitag 27. Januar 2017 (es gilt das Datum des Poststempels).

Nur Einreichungen per Post werden berücksichtigt!
Zu spät eingegangene bzw. unvollständige Bewerbungen werden nicht in den Auswahlprozess aufgenommen.

» Weiter zum Bewerbungsformular

CENTER CALLS FOR ENTRY. DEADLINE: MARCH. 3, 2017

“CENTER’s Calls for Entry for Review Santa Fe, The Choice Awards and $5,000 Project Grants is now open. I encourage all of you to apply to these great opportunities!” http://visitcenter.org/call-for-entries/

THE CHOICE AWARDS

EXHIBITION, COMPLIMENTARY ATTENDANCE AT REVIEW SANTA FE & MORE

CURATOR: Corey Keller, Curator of Photography, SF Museum of Modern Art
DIRECTOR: Kim Sajet, Director, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian
EDITOR: Siobhán Bohnacker, Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker
EXHIBITOR: Krzysztof Candrowicz, Artistic Director, Triennial of Photography, Hamburg; Founder & Director International Festival of Photography, Lodz, Poland

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT GRANT

$5000, EXHIBITION, REVIEW SANTA FE, EDITING WORKSHOP AND MORE

JUROR: Paul Moakley, Deputy Photo Editor, TIME magazine

PROJECT LAUNCH GRANT

$5,000, EXHIBITION, REVIEW SANTA FE, EDITING WORKSHOP AND MORE

JURORS:
Mazie Harris, Assistant Curator of Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum
Christy Havranek, Photo Director, The Huffington Post
Dewi Lewis, Publisher, Dewi Lewis Publishing

REVIEW SANTA FE

EVENT DATE: OCTOBER 26-29, 2017

Review Santa Fe Photo Festival is the premier international juried portfolio review and photo festival designed to maximize career advancement opportunities.

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)

BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL 2017, OPEN SUBMISSION. DEADLINE: MAR.6, 2017

BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL 2017 OPEN SUBMISSION

Belfast Photo Festival is offering artist’s/photographers the opportunity to exhibit their work in the main Festival gallery alongside some of the biggest names in the field of photography, with a number also having the opportunity to be featured in the arts magazine Abridged. The winners will be eligible for a number of awards, including a cash prize of £1,000.

The theme has been left open to remove any restrictions; submissions must be photographic or lens-based but can include incorporations of other art forms with the photographic medium (i.e. performance, painting, sculpture, music, literature etc).

Individuals and collectives are welcome to apply; individuals should select and enter between two and six photographs from a particular series or body of work AND/OR submit their Photo-book for exhibition by uploading a single PDF (no image limit).

Collectives are also welcome to apply; as a collective, you can submit up to 10 photographs (a £19 submission fee will apply for every 10 images submitted)

All submitting photographers will benefit from:

  • Submission review by Photo Industry Professionals
  • Opportunities for Immediate Exposure

Between 20 and 40 photographers / artists will benefit from:

  • awards and cash prizes (See Awards listed below)
  • exhibition exposure at the Festival’s main city centre gallery
  • inclusion in the special Festival issue of Abridged Magazine
  • long term Festival representation and promotion
  • an opportunity to participate in an Instagram Residency
  • exhibition alongside some of the biggest photographic names as part of the major photographic event
  • publication and inclusion in the Festival programme
  • inclusion in the Festivals marketing & PR campaign, which has an estimated read of 20+ million
  • international press exposure
  • being seen by a substantial number of visual arts professionals and the media
  • dedicated feature on the Festival website and online gallery

A number finalists will be selected to have their work produced by the Festival for exhibition outdoors

JURY

The Belfast Photo Festival has invited a panel of influential international experts in the field of photography to assist in the shortlisting and selection of artist’s alongside the Festival team. The Jury consist of:

Lucy Gallun – Assistant Curator: Museum of Modern Art, MoMA (USA)

James Estrin – Lens Co-Editor: The New York Times (USA)

Elisa Medde – Managing Editor: foam Magazine (Netherlands)

Michael Mack – Publisher: MACK Books (UK)

Emily Graham – Cultural Commissions & Partnerships Manager: Magnum Photos (UK)

Tom Seymour – Digital Editor: British Journal of Photography (UK)

Kevin WY Lee – Creative Director: Invisible Photographer Asia, IPA (Singapore)

Ciara Hickey – Curator: Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery (UK)

AWARDS

Spotlight Award – £1,000 (e.s.t $1,240 / €1,123)

Years Free RPS Membership – Free membership for one year to the prestigious Royal Photographic Society

Blow Editorial Award – Full editorial presentation in an upcoming issue of Blow photographic magazine (Lucie Award Shortlisted)

Abridged Editorial Award – Presentation in a special Festival issue of Abridged Magazine

SUBMISSIONS

This year the Open Submission will be hosted by Hiive. All submissions must be made via Hiive.co.uk. After registering on Hiive, please ensure you follow the instructions outlined carefully otherwise your submission may not be valid. Submissions cost £19

Deadline

6th March 2017

New Photography Festival Call, Belgium. Deadline:Jan. 23, 2017

Next summer the Cultural Centre of Palethe will organize the first edition of a two-yearly international photo festival ‘Lens op de mens’ (Spotlight on people) in Overpelt (Belgium).

 All professional and keen amateur photographers from around the world are welcome in Overpelt to show their most photogenic work to a large public. For this edition the subject is the human portrait.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

SUBMITTING PHOTOS

The competition is open for professional and amateur photographers of a high level.

  • The theme of the photos is ‘Lens op de mens’ meaning that photos have to be about people in the large meaning of the word. For example, photos can represent documentaries or art.

  • Every photographer can upload a maximum of 5 photos. Photos have to be taken in 2014, 2015, 2016 of 2017. The photographer has to pay a maximum of 20 euro incl. VAT for every photo uploaded to share costs.

  • You can submit photos up until midnight 23 January 2017.

  • Photos are selected by an international jury depending on photographic qualities. It is not possible to appeal against their decision.

  • The copyright of all images submitted remains with the copyright holder. However the Overpelt Photo Festival ‘Lens op de Mens’ reserves the right to use any of the images submitted, without payment, for display and publicity purposes for this and future Overpelt Photo Festival projects. It is vital that the candidate obtains the permission of the client and/or the copyright holder and any relevant model release forms, where appropriate before submitting the work.

  • Photos have to be submitted as jpg-files, compression High (10-12). The longest side of the pictures must be 50 cm (= 5906 pixels at 300 dpi).

  • The filename must be composed as:Name_First Name_Title_number.jpg

  • When the festival is finished and the exhibition is dismantled, the photographer can collect all photos. This will be between 18 and 28 September 2017 at set days and times. These will be advised at a future date. If the photographer doesn’t collect the photos, they will automatically become property of the organization. Photos selected for other exhibitions can’t be collected by the photographer.

EXHIBITION

  • All photos will be exhibited during the exhibition. The selected photos will be printed; all other photos will be digital.

  • The selected photos will be printed by the organization without any cost to the participating photographer.

  • The name of the photographer will be displayed under each photo by the organization. Logos of partners and sponsors can also be included under the photo.

  • Photos can be selected by the organisation and may be passed on to other exhibitions. These photos will remain property of the organization. We will notify the selected photographers by E-mail.

  • Any indecent or pornographic photos will be refused by the organization.

PRIZES

  • The selected photos are automatically entered into a competition. Prizes are awarded in different categories.

Awards for amateur photographers:
– gold
– silver
– bronze
– honorable mentioning

Awards for professional photographers
– gold
– silver
– bronze
– honorable mentioning

Prize for the most promising photographer younger than 30 years old.

Prize for the most artistic photo

Prize of the public:  Visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to vote for their favourite photo. During the closing ceremony the prize of the public will be revealed.

Participants agree to all rules when submitting photos

Participate

GENERAL RULES

  • By submitting the photos and the registration document using WeTransfer the photographer gives permission for the submitted photos to be used at the international photo festival ‘Lens op de Mens’

  • Your registration will be accepted after the organisation receives the photo’s, the registration document and the payment.

J. Riis Award for Editorial & Doc. Photography. Deadline: Jan. 10, 2017

1 WEEK LEFT TO ENTER
WIN A ROUND TRIP TO THE 5th BIENNIAL OF FINE ART & DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY TO BE HELD IN PRAGUE ON OCTOBER 2018, PLUS $1000 FOR LODGING EXPENSES AND FREE EXHIBITION OF THE AWARDED SERIES

The Gala Awards organizes the 5th edition of THE JACOB RIIS AWARD (named after the Danish-American photographer, 1849-1914), inviting photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome. The Award is open worldwide to all professional and amateur photographers working with digital or traditional photography.
No digital manipulation will be accepted if it alters the visual chronicle.

Any type of photography is accepted, either Black & White or Color.

In this edition, only series composed of 3 to 10 images will be accepted. The series has to be a coherent body of work, and each image composing the series must have its own intrinsic value.

The theme of the Award is Editorial and Documentary.

By Editorial and Documentary we understand the form of photography used to chronicle everyday life images, to illustrate an article or to inform and educate. It can be simply said that editorial and documentary is the photography that supports the printed word, although it can be used as standalone, while we distinguish it from corporate, advertising, or fine art photography.

This awards qualify to be selected to participate in the 5th edition of the Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography which will be held as Prague Foto Biennale to be held in Prague in September-October, 2018.

Eligibility: Open to all photographers 18 years old or older, professional and amateur, from any country of the world.

Submission Deadline:
Final Deadline: January 10, 2017

Juror:
Andrea Star Reese.
Andrea Star Reese is a VISURA photojournalist/documentary photographer based in New York, Seattle, and Jakarta, which recently won the 9th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, best portfolio in Human Rights in the Berlin Foto Biennale, and the Deeper Perspective Award of IPA.
Her potftolio Urban Cave was a Visa D’Or at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, 2010. Andrea also received the 2014 David Pike Award for Excellence in Journalism and Best Social Documentary at the 2009 New York Festival (2009). Among other media, Andrea has published in CNN, The Guardian, Time, Huffington Post, Le Monde, and Paris Match.

Awards:

One Photographer will be Recipient of the Jacob Riis Award Award, and will be invited to exhibit and attend the 5th edition of the Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography to be held in Prague* in September-October, 2018. The Gala Awards will pay her round trip couch ticket to Prague*, and $1,000 for lodging expenses. Awardee’s exhibition expenses will be borne by The Gala Awards.

*: The organizer of the Award reserves the right to change the city of the Biennial in case of extraordinary circumstances. If Prague is changed by another city, the city of the venue will be always within Europe.

Two Runner Ups Photographers will receive a prize of $300, and will be automatically selected to exhibit at the 5th edition of the Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography.

Artist Notification:

March 2, 2017 (results will be emailed to all participants by email.)

There is no limitation regarding the total of Series to be submitted.

5th Edition of the Jacob Riis Editorial and Documentary Award
juried by Andrea Star Reese
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