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Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award . Deadline: March 15, 2018

The 17th edition of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, is ready for you. The main goal of the AWARD is to link international photography to Georgia and to local photography. Announcement of the Photo Award worldwide intends to foster its international position. For the last several years the best photos of the contest were presented in Germany, Cologne, at Lichtblick Gallery and were shown projected in Arles and shown at Plovdiv Photomeetings.

Within the framework of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2018, the city will host KOLGA AWARD the best photo selection exhibition on May 4-10, 2018 as well as several international and local exhibitions, series of workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews delivered by international professional photographers, curators and art critics. This year mobile and tablet photo lovers can again join KOLGA AWARD celebrating the art of photography.

This year’s categories include:

  1. Documentary Series
  2. Reportage
  3. Conceptual Photo Project
  4. Best Shot
  5. Mobile One Shot
  6. Mobile Photo Series

You can register for the festival at https://www.kolga.ge/?lang=en#/rules/ .

Fees – $30

The KOLGA AWARD prize fund is 7 000 USD. The sum will be equally divided between the winners in the first four categories. The winners of these categories will get 1500-1500 USD each. As for the Mobile Photo category (with sub-nominations: one shot and photo series) the winners will get a 500 USD each. Kolga Newcomer Photo Award. This award will be conferred on a young photographer (under the age of 25), whose photo series will be chosen from the following nominations: Documentary Series, Reportage and Conceptual Photo Project. The €500 will be granted to the winner of the nomination. The aim of the award is to facilitate professional development of young photographers and help them to pave the way in the world of photography. Special Prize for Georgian photographers: Internship at the international photo agency Prospekt in Milan. This award will be given to the Georgian photographer whose photo series will be chosen by Prospekt Photo Agency from the following nominations: Documentary Series, Reportage, Conceptual Photo Project and Mobile Photo Series. Eligibility: Participants are free to choose the subject of their works, because we would like to attract photographers of all different ages, and those working with various styles. The contest is open to all photographers worldwide. There are no age restrictions. You are free to choose the subject of your photo projects. Requirements:

Photos uploaded under Documentary Series, Reportage and Conceptual Photo categories should be a series of a minimum 6 photos to maximum 12 photos. You may enter a maximum of one entries/series in each category. One Shot category participants can upload a maximum of five photos. For Mobile Photo nomination the participants can upload photos for one shot category (max. 5 photos) and one photo series (a minimum 6 photos to maximum 12 photos). Applicants can participate in any or all categories announced (altogether 58 photos can be uploaded). The names of the winners will be revealed by the international jury members:

Lars Lindemann (Germany) :: Image editor and deputy creative director of the GEO magazine

Richard Bram (USA) :: Photographer

Tina Schelhorn (Germany) :: Gallerist, Curator

Nikolaj Laoutliev (Germany) :: Professor of Photography

Should you have any additional questions, please contact us at: contest@kolga.ge

https://www.kolga.ge/?lang=en#/rules/

 

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J BOOK SHOW IN THE CORK PHOTO FESTIVAL. DEADLINE: MAR. 26, 2018

J Book Show will take place in Cork, Ireland on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of April 2018. The show is part of the Cork Photo Festival.

The festival began in 2014 as an artist led initiative, highlighting local photographers in venues across Cork City.

The Cork Photo team curates exhibitions by both local and international artists. We bring together independent galleries, arts organisations, individuals and collectives all wishing to exhibit and celebrate photography.

All submissions will be reviewed and successful applicants will be notified by the 1st of April 2018.

When

14th and 15th of April 2018

Where

Lewis Glucksman Gallery

Submissions close Monday 26th March 2018

All submissions will be reviewed and contacted by April 1st.

There is a submission fee of £10, this helps to cover material costs and transporting books to and from the shows.

To submit a book, please fill out the online submission form, and post your book to the address below.

Submission Form

More details about the show and sign up to our newsletter for updates.

Postal Address

Photobookshow
16 The Grange
Barcombe
East Sussex
BN8 5AT
ENGLAND

The not so small print…

All photobooks submitted may be photographed and displayed on our website and social media channels. Examples of how we do this are available here: http://photobookshow.co.uk/photobooks/

We encourage handling of photobooks (no gloves) please be prepared for well looked at books to receive some wear.

If you would like your photobook returned please indicate on the submission form and they will be returned by standard UK Royal mail postage. Photobookshow can not take responsibility for books lost or damaged in transit.

Photobookshow is a self funded project and is supported generously by galleries and supporters giving up their free time not to mention the amazing support and generosity of the photobook community. The submission fee helps to cover material costs and transporting books to and from the shows.

http://photobookshow.co.uk/

 

Transeurope, European photo platform

Introducing Transeurope, a new European platform for professional photographers and visual artists to share, learn, interact and develop their work internationally. The scope of Transeurope is to facilitate access to professional opportunities as well as to create the conditions for greater transnational circulation of their works.

From January to March 2018, preparatory portfolio workshops are going to take place in 14 countries at international cultural and photography venues. Following on from this from May to June 2018, three portfolio reviews will be held in Madrid, Athens and Helsinki where more than 60 portfolio reviewers and 200 photographers/visual artists are expected to participate. The program will include seminars and workshops, conference and cultural visits shaping an experience of professional training for photographers.

After the closure of the portfolios, a jury will select 30 works that will be part of three group exhibitions (September 2018-November 2019) and will be also featured in the accompanying printed magazine/publication and the web platform will be a data base for consulting with more than 300 experts, artists and art centers, etc.

Transeurope is co-organized by the Fundacion Contemporanea-PhotoEspaña in Madrid, The Finnish museum of Photography in Helsinki and Euromare NPO in Athens. Among its founders the project has come to life with the support from the European Commission, the Creative Europe Culture-Educational, and the Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

For more information on how to participate, check out the website www.transeuropephoto.eu and the Transeurope Facebook page.

Foam Talent Call. Deadline: March 18, 2018.

Calling emerging photographers worldwide to submit latest work

Foam kicks off its annual open call: 1 February – 18 March 2018
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam
T +31 (0)20-5516500
pressoffice@foam.org
http://www.foam.org
The Foam Talent Call is an international search for artists between the ages of 18 and 35 who make use of the medium of photography in fresh or striking ways. Selected artists will have their work published in Foam Magazine and participate in a touring exhibition, among other career-building opportunities.

Foam Talent Call 2018
This year’s edition of Foam Talent Call runs from 1 February until 18 March 2018. The selection process takes place between April and July, and the names of the selected artists are announced in September 2018. Selected photographers are first published in Foam Magazine’s Talent issue, which then forms the basis of an extensive international programme devoted to stimulating their artistic careers.

The starting point: Foam Magazine Talent
From an ever-growing pool of talented applicants, the editors of Foam Magazine select around 20 portfolios to feature in the Foam Magazine Talent issue. Devoted to showcasing new names and interesting tendencies, the Talent issue is regarded as a yearly phenomenon closely watched by photography and creative professionals alike.

Extensive international opportunities
The publication of the Talent issue marks the start of a year of touring exhibitions that give physical form to the vision of these talented image makers. Artists work alongside a curatorial team to actualise their project within a collective setting, while staying true to their personal technique and practice. Once realised, the exhibition travels during key moments of the art/photography agenda to locations such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, New York and Paris, where the work on display can be appreciated by a burgeoning and vibrant audience.

The Foam Talent Call 2018 also offers, for the first time, the chance for selected works by one of the Foam Talents to be acquired by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and added to their prestigious collection of contemporary photography, the Art Collection Deutsche Börse.

How to submit
Photographers from around the world, aged between 18 and 35, are invited to submit their work at foamtalent.com by 18 March 2018. The submission requirements are: 2 projects with 8-10 JPEG images per project, a brief description of each project (Word or PDF in English, maximum of 500 words per project description) and an abridged CV. There is an entry fee of €35.

Want to learn more about the submission process? Visit foamtalent.com

The annual Talent Programme and Foam Magazine Talent issue are supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and the Niemeijer Fund. Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.

 

Next Generation. Call for young people. Deadline: March 16, 2018

Stimulating young people to work towards an open, inclusive society through arts and culture.
The Prince Claus Fund announces a new Call for Proposals: the Next Generation 2018. The Fund will support one-year initiatives by and for young people that inspire them to contribute to their societies in ways that make them more inclusive and accepting of differences. The programme is designed to create safe spaces for young women and men where they can explore the possibilities of different stories or alternative narratives that allow them to imagine different ways of being.
This call (The Next Generation 2018) seeks proposals that enable young people (ages 15-30)* in countries eligible from Africa and the Middle East to explore, define and represent their identities through arts and culture in a project that lasts a maximum of one year. Please find attached here the list of countries, which are eligible within Africa and the Middle East.
Please click here for a summary of the programme.
The Prince Claus Fund supports projects with a financial range up to €25,000.
The deadline for the submission of applications is Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 17:00h (Dutch Time (CET)).
Please send applications with supporting materials to NGproposals@princeclausfund.nl.
Detailed guidelines and information about the application and evaluation process are available in the attachments below (these documents were last updated in February 2018).
Please note that only applications sent to the email address above and received before the deadline will be considered.

 

*The Prince Claus Fund can only sign agreements with contractants above 18 years old.

STARTS Prize 2018 Call – Art & Technology. Deadline: Mar. 2, 2018

STARTS Prize 2018 Open Call
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.

Submission phase ends on March 2, 2018!

More information: https://starts-prize.aec.at/en/

Four Photography Calls from CENTER, Santa Fe. Different Deadlines.

 

In a nutshell, there’s four distinct opportunities to get involved with CENTER.

1. PROJECT LAUNCH GRANT
$5,000, Review Santa Fe participation, exhibition, ++
Juror: Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, Museum of Modern Art

2. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT GRANT
$5,000, exhibition, Review Santa Fe ++
Juror: Leslie Ureña, Assistant Curator, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian

3. THE CHOICE AWARDS
Exhibition, Presentation at Review Santa Fe ++
Curator’s Choice: Lisa Hostetler, PhD, Curator-in-Charge, George Eastman Museum
Director’s Choice: Naomi Cass, Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australia
Editor’s Choice: Bridget Watson Payne, Senior Editor, Chronicle Books
Producer’s Choice: Keith Jenkins, Director of Visual Journalism, NPR; formerly Supervising Senior Producer, Multimedia, NPR

4. REVIEW SANTA FE PHOTO FESTIVAL
Juried portfolio reviews October 18–21, 2018
Full scholarships available.

TALKING POINTS – Top curators for jurors, a $5,000 grant for works-in-progress, a new multimedia award, all administered by a not-for-profit.

 

Calls page https://visitcenter.org/call-for-entries/