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Calls that are currently open for participation.

SELF PUBLISH RIGA Dummy Contest. Deadline: May 20, 2020

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Until 20 May, photographers and visual artists are invited to submit self-made, unpublished photobooks and book dummies for the fourth international SELF PUBLISH RIGA contest.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).

 

Free Access to Luminous-Lint Research Platform! Deadline: April 18, 2020

This is a message from Luminous-Lint platform, giving us access to this great research tool. Enjoy!

 

“While we all go through the turmoil of COVID-19 we each have to do what we can.

It is important for all students to have access to high quality materials on photohistory as universities, schools and libraries around the world close down so I’ve opened up Luminous-Lint.

You can login to www.luminous-lint.com for free with the email address spring@lumlint.com and the password “spring” all in lowercase. You can login here.

This will be available until 18 April 2020 and then I will take another look at the situation.

I would ask the following of you:

1. If you see any errors or have something to add let me know. I’m always at alan@luminous-lint.com

2. Subscribe if you can afford it as it allows me to provide services to those who can’t.

Other than that – have an interesting time exploring and I wish you, your family and friends all the best,

Many thanks ,

Alan”

VisArts (Rockville, Maryland) launches several Calls. Deadlines in April and May 2020

Frame & Frequency is an ongoing International Film & Video Art Screening Series presented by VisArts located in Rockville, Maryland (just outside of Washington DC) that highlights artists whose new media, experimental film, and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today.

This years edition will take the form of an Experimental Short Film & Video Festival during the Rockville Arts Festival May 2nd & 3rd. ($5 to apply)

https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/151007/call-for-submissions-frame-frequency-vi

VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2021 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery, Common Ground Gallery, and Concourse Gallery. ($15 to apply)

https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/153616/call-for-solo-exhibitions-2021

VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a six month Studio Fellowship at VisArts at Rockville. The Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. Artists receive a $500.00 per month stipend. ($15 to apply)

https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/153622/call-for-visarts-studio-fellowship-2020-2021

VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 7.0, our sixth exhibition in our Kaplan Gallery from June 10 – August 9, 2020. ($5 to apply)

Call for Artists and Photographers. Deadline: May 7, 2020

Call for Artists + Photographers – $550.00 Innovate Grants

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit https://innovateartistgrants.org

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We’ve simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.

How to Apply:
Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Apply today at https://innovateartistgrants.org

Innovate Grant Winners

Lynnea Holland Weiss
Winter Grant Recipient – Art

Dylan Hausthor
Winter Grant Recipient – Photography

Christine Atkinson
Fall Grant Recipient – Art

Brendon Kahn
Fall Grant Recipient – Photography

Joe Hedges
Summer Grant Recipient – Art

Leafy Yeh
Summer Grant Recipient – Photography

Margaret Jacobs
Spring Grant Recipient – Art

Ceaphas Stubbs
Spring Grant Recipient – Photography

Taylor O. Thomas
Winter Grant Recipient – Art

Shane Lavalette
Winter Grant Recipient – Photography

Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
Deadline: May 7, 2020
Region: US & International
Awards: $550.00 Grants

Apply Online

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PHOTO IS:RAEL Call. Deadline: Apr. 6, 2020

PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to submit proposals for participation in the central exhibition at the 8th International Photography Festival, taking place in Tel Aviv in November 2020.
10-20 artists will be invited to present their work in the festival’s central exhibition, and will also be featured on the website and in the festival catalog.
The selected artists’ works will also be published online and in the festival’s catalog.
The artist ranked in the next 50 spots, who will be present in the festival will be invited to present their works in front of an audience of professionals in a special screening event during the festival.
This year’s topic will be: TRANSFORMATION
Photographers as well as video, performance and interdisciplinary artists from around the world and at different stages of their career are all welcome to submit their existing works, or proposals for new work on the topic.
Submission deadline: April 6, 2020
Submission fee: $15.00, including a free entry ticket to the Photography Festival for all submitting artists.
PHOTO IS:RAEL is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering dialogue via research and the highlighting of artistic and social issues through the language of photography.
For further details: http://www.photoisrael.org/opencall

Helsinki Photo Festival Call. Deadline: Mar. 30, 2020

About Call

Helsinki Photo Festival is pleased to announce their third open call! Everyone from all over the world is invited to submit their work(s) in the festival theme of 2020: Trust.

We challenge photographers and artists of all ages to share with us the connections you see with our theme, in imaginative, creative expressive interpretation. Artists will need to write as part of their submission an explanation of how their work fits with the theme.

Trust is essential to life, it opens up new and unimagined possibilities. Trust is one of the most prevalent topics in our society.

What is Trust? How can Trust be perceived in visual language? How can we consciously feel Trust? What do we consider trust to be and can it be regained? Can Trust change our life and how would such a transition affect our existence? How can communities acknowledge differences while building unity? As prejudices continue to divide us, how can Trust encourage accountability and solidarity? As institutions lose credibility, the environment is changing critically, what do people do to build and rely on their promises to be taken seriously? What role does truth play to Trust in friendship, family or love? What happens if you lose Trust in society or humanity? In fact, there are many examples, how to interpret and associate with Trust.

We aim to select +50 artists works to exhibit in solo- and group exhibitions during the festival period, July 7th-September 9th 2020. Entries are handled by photography professionals and curators enhancing the programming, aesthetics, artistic and cultural expressions as well as the quality of the overall production.

What winners receive

As a selected artist/photographer of the Trust theme, your work will be exhibited at Helsinki Photo Festival 2020 (7th July to September 9th). The exhibitions will take place in historic landmarks, warehouses, libraries, art centres, galleries, parks and waterfront areas in Helsinki. In addition, we will produce a Nordic Village supporting emerging Nordic photographers and also, will include popup projects at numerous cultural events around Helsinki. All selected photographers have the great opportunity for being promoted to a broad, dedicated audience, critics and curators at the newest photo festival in Northern Europe.

Selected artists/photographers will benefit from:

  • exhibition exposure at the Festival’s main gallery held on 2000m2 in Helsinki’s historic landmark, the Katajanokka Old Customs House and at outdoor locations all around the capital including popup events
  • nordic photographers to be part of a Nordic Village outdoor exhibition at the National Museum of Finland
  • opportunities offered for exhibition and publication through festival partners
  • inclusion in the Festivals marketing & PR campaign
  • inclusion in Festival catalogue
  • long-term Festival representation and promotion
  • an opportunity to participate in an Instagram Residency
  • publication and inclusion in the Festival programme
  • dedicated feature on the Festival website and online gallery
  • international press exposure

Finalists will be selected to have their work produced by the Festival for exhibition indoors and/or outdoors.

The Nordic Village at Helsinki Photo Festival is a concept with the focus to support emerging Nordic photographers and their work(s) to a broad audience. Until now, the Nordic Village has nominated and showcased +20 artists from all five Nordic countries and arranged artist-talks, nordic exhibitions and seminars with support of Nordic embassies.

About

Helsinki Photo Festival, is a non-profit association, created to disseminate information about photography and visual media and to attract and maintain interest in them in Finland and internationally by presenting, developing and promoting these forms of art. We help artists to hook up with audiences and experts in the field of photography. We give artists access to an international network to enable them to find new ways to work, get published and exhibit abroad and in Finland.

Helsinki Photo Festival connects contemporary fine art photography and street exhibition. The contest is judged by a jury of leading professionals. The program includes artist-talks, workshops, seminars, photo walks, portfolio reviews and outdoor photo installations inviting residents, tourists and all photo enthusiasts of any age. All outdoor exhibitions can be enjoyed at any time of the day, free of charge!

 

Timeline

Call for entries open
23 December 2019
Submission deadline
30 March 2020
Shortlist announcement
April 2020
Winner announcement
May 2020
Helsinki Photo Festival opening
7 July 2020
Night of the Arts
15 August 2020

CFP: Women in Photography. Deadline: March 31, 2020

Call for Papers

Fast Forward: Women in Photography

WOMEN, PHOTOGRAPHY, CONFLICT

Conference 4, Tbilisi, Georgia, 19-20 – September 2020

Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum announces the Georgian edition of Fast Forward: Women in Photography, which is organised in partnership with University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and London College of Communication (LCC) at University of the Arts London Photography (UAL). This international conference will be the central event of the 11th Edition of Tbilisi Photo Festival.

The research project Fast Forward: Women in Photography, aims to explore the work and histories of women photographers, promote opportunities and question ideas dominating the field of photography by initiating thoughtful, new debates. Initiated in 2014 with a panel discussion at Tate Modern, the project has become significant within the world of photography for examining the work of women photographers and for questioning the way that the established canons have been formed.

Following the initial success of the first two conferences at Tate Modern in 2015 and at the National Gallery of Arts in Lithuania in 2017, Fast Forward was awarded a Leverhulme Trust International Network Grant to run a series of research workshops in 6 countries, culminating in the third conference at Tate Modern in 2019.

The theme for the 4th conference, to be held in Tbilisi Georgia, and co convened by Professor Anna Fox and Maria Kapajeva (UCA), Professor Val Williams (UAL/LCC) and the Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum, Georgia, will explore the ways that women photographers have worked in countries affected by conflict. The conference will generate new knowledge within this little- researched area.

As the violation of women’s rights is one of the prominent aspects dominating conflict zones, this theme resonates with many realities encountered by women across the region, including Georgia.

Over the last ten years, in South Caucasian countries such as Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as Iran or the Persian Gulf countries, women photographers have been active in documenting violations of human rights, have advocated for women and initiated real changes. Yet, within the contemporary historiography of photography, their contributions are frequently omitted. Discussion of conflict photography almost always revolves around high action war photography and heavily-dominated by a traditional male perspective.

The 4th conference is calling for papers which explore, but which are not limited to, the following questions.

>> How do women photographers (re)shape our understanding of conflict?

>> To what extent does gender influence photography practice which deals with conflict and its aftermath.?

>> How can we adjust photographic history, to encompass non-Western work by women photographers?

>> In which ways have women’s photographic documentation of human rights violations contributed to social justice?

The conveners are particularly interested in bringing together, and giving voice to, photography professionals, photographers, scholars, curators and editors from the wider region, including the countries of South Caucasus, Ukraine, Turkey, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Persian Gulf countries, Jordan, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

Deadline for the abstract submission: March 31, midnight GMT.

All applicants will be informed about the selection by May 15.

We hope to provide discretionary funding to selected speakers who require financial support.

Submission regulations:

The abstract submitted must be in English. However, as the working languages of the conference are Georgian and English, the presentation during the conference can be done in one of these two languages.

Please, submit the following documents:

1. 500-word abstract in a Word format, no images.

Please make sure your full name and the title of the paper are at the top of the abstract.

Please name the file as follows: ‘Your surname_Initial of you first name_abstract’ (ex: ‘Smith_J_abstract’)

2. CV in Word or PDF format, no images.

Please name the file as follows: ‘Your surname_Initial of the first name_CV’(ex: ‘Smith_J_CV’)

Both files must be submitted to email fastforward@ucreative.ac.uk with the subject line “Georgian Edition – submission”

Call for Papers can be found also online here.


Image credit: © Justyna Mielnikieiwicz/MAPS. Crimea, Ukraine 2008. From the project Ukraine Runs Through it.