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The Luminary Residency Program. Deadline: Sept. 15, 2017

Applications Open for 2018 Residencies

As a leading artist-run and artist-centric space, The Luminary supports exceptional ideas and initiatives by providing dedicated time, considered collaborations and a supportive working environment through our Residency Program. The program is open to all artists, performers, curators and critics, but uniquely supports the research, development and presentation of work that utilizes innovative forms and unconventional structures such as alternative spaces and economies, publications and writing, archives, collaborations, artist-led projects and experimental institutional practices.

Though open to all applicants, particular attention for 2018 will be given to the theme of New Constitutions: Commoning the Institution. For the year, we invite proposals that rethink the relationship between the individual and the institution, asking questions such as: How does an artist, art writer, performer or curator reshape an institution’s practice, its publics, or its politics? How do economies of care and collaboration reshape the institution? How do we work past the individual economies of the art world and advance new conceptions of the commons? Participants may propose to alter our administrative procedures or physical environment; propose new uses of space or initiate other spaces within our own; rework our public relations or intervene within our online presence; or thoroughly reimagine how we relate with artists and circulate within the art world.

In 2018, The Luminary will accept twelve residents in three phases: April and May; June and July; and September and October. Residencies are two weeks up to six weeks in duration and each resident will receive stipends, spacious private accommodations, shared studio space, and connections with local artists, curators and galleries. Each resident is expected to work towards an exhibition, publication, institutional collaboration or other public program during their residency.

Applications are due September 15th, 2017 for residencies taking place throughout 2018.

To apply, please fill out the online application.

For more information, visit our website or email us at info@theluminaryarts.com.

Picture This! Europeana Call. Deadline: August 31, 2017

Competition alert! Get your photographs featured in Europeana Exhibitions.

Earlier this year, we published an exhibition featuring vintage postcards of beautiful cities, landscapes and regions across south-eastern Europe.

These postcards show us a nostalgic view of south-east Europe. We want to see what it’s like today.

Take part in our Picture This! Competition and share your pictures of Montenegro, Croatia, Albania and more.

Visit our exhibition to see exactly which places and landmarks we’re looking for in:

How to enter
It’s easy, just submit your photographs to our competition via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #PicThisEurope. In your post please state which country, place or landmark is featured in your image.

What will make your image a winning shot
We love people but for this competition we want you to share your best shots featuring landscapes and/or landmarks as the focus point. We will not be able to accept images featuring people.

What you will win
Winners will receive a hamper of smartphone camera accessories and have their images featured in the Picture This! exhibition. Runners-up will receive Europeana goody bags.

Closing date is Thursday 31 August 2017.
Terms and Conditions

  1. The competition is organised by the Europeana Foundation, whose registered office is at Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, 2595 BE Den Haag, The Netherlands.
  2. We welcome entries from anyone aged 16 years or over except employees of the Europeana Foundation, participating partner organizations and their close relatives,or anyone otherwise connected with the organization or on the judging panel of the competition.
  3. The competition is free to enter. By entering this competition entrants are providing consent for their submission to be used by the Europeana Foundation in connection with the Europeana Collections website, related website, including but not limited to publicly displaying it, incorporating it into promotional and social media activities.
  4. The Europeana Foundation will not claim copyright ownership of image submissions. Entrants will own copyright in their image and any use of the image will be credited to the owner.
  5. Each person may submit one entry. A person will be disqualified if they submit multiple entries, or an image that does not meet the entry criteria. Only pictures of landscapes/landmarks will be accepted. Closing date for entry will be Thursday 31 August 2017. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  6. There will be two first place winners and three runners up. Winners will be chosen by a public vote and an independent panel of judges appointed by the Europeana Foundation.
  7. First place winners will receive a hamper of smartphone camera accessories and have their images featured in the Picture This! exhibition. Runners-up will receive Europeana goody bags. The Europeana Foundation will not be responsible for the payment of any additional taxes or costs incurred for prizes that are sent overseas.
  8. The winner will be notified by email and/or direct message on Twitter/Facebook within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim their prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  9. The Europeana Foundation reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.

 

More information (in many languages):

http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/picture-this-competition.html?utm_source=Europeana+eNews&utm_campaign=728c335908-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1d4f51a117-728c335908-143185390#

ART IN SITU Context, Lima, Peru. Deadline: Aug. 11, 2017.

This contest is open to Peruvians, as well as residents in Peru. 

Conditions of the contest: https://goo.gl/kvffHP
Event on facebook: https://goo.gl/NFGJzU

Ricardo Palma Cultural Center
Av. Larco 770 – Miraflores

ARTE IN SITU is an artistic intervention contest of the lobby and foyer of the Ricardo Palma Cultural Center of the Municipality of Miraflores, open to all contemporary genres of visual arts. It proposes to encourage the creation of artistic projects for public spaces, as well as consolidate itself as a new showcase of proposals by young artists.

We are looking for innovative proposals that take an integral part of the spaces of the Ricardo Palma Cultural Center, taking into account the multifunctionality of the place and the various publics that pass through its spaces.

Full text (Spanish only): https://goo.gl/kvffHP

Call: From July 3 to August 11
Publication of finalists: August 18
Winners Publication: August 25
Opening: Thursday, October 19

Bauhaus Residence. Deadline: September 6, 2017

 

In the 1920’s the Masters’ Houses in Dessau became the epitome of an artist community of the twentieth century. This is where Walter Gropius, Oskar Schlemmer, Georg Muche, László Moholy-Nagy, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee and their families lived next door to each other. Here they were joined by their friends and visitors. Artist collectives, artist couples and artist friendships developed here, with everyone working together in the open structure of the model homes located in a park. However, when the Bauhauslers left in 1933 the area became deserted and the work created as a result of the artistic effort was abandoned.

Since February 2016 the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is enabling young international artists to once again live and work in the Schlemmer house – even if the restrictions of the perseveration of cultural heritage attached to the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site are very strict. With the new format the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation would like to promote the current focus of attention on the Bauhaus heritage, revitalise the Masters’ Houses and in this context promote artistic and creative work of international significance which will then at the end of the residency period be displayed in the Gropius House until the Bauhaus anniversary in 2019.



Participation conditions

The programme is catering to artists with an overall interest in all those areas that are historically being represented by Bauhaus and that have developed from it until today: painting, design, textile, architecture, sculpture, photography, film.

Please appreciate the fact that the Open Call is not open to students. Teams are welcome.

Application (German or English):
Please apply using the application online form

We require the following information from you:

  • Your career development
  • A list of your previous exhibitions
  • The actual project that you will be working on during your stay at Bauhaus. This should be related to Bauhaus (approx. 2 pages). The project should also be tied to the Foundation’s annual topic in 2018 “Standards”. (Here we are looking at a survey of standards existing in building, living, life and works of art. How do we deal with measurability, rules and standards? How can we get off the beaten track of standards in the field of art? What influence does art have today on how we perceive standards?)
  • A motivation
  • An artist’s portfolio

Applications in paper or other formats will not be accepted and will therefore disqualify the applicant.

! ! ! Closing date for applications ! ! !
6 September 2017, 00 h (CET)


Announcement of the winners

In the autumn of 2017 two artists will be selected for the year 2018 by a jury. The winners will be announced through a press release at the end of October 2017.

Jury

The jury consists of Dr Claudia Perren, director of the Bauhaus Dessau
Foundation; Melanie Roumiguière, curator Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin (requested); Daniel
Herrmann, director of the Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V.; Markus Hoffmann, guest artist 2017, and Dr Alexia Pooth, research associate of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.


The Foundation’s performances

The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation will provide the selected artists with the
following for three months:

  • Living and work space in the Schlemmer House
  • A monthly expense allowance of 1,200 Euros
  • Opportunities for giving presentations and performances and engaging in discussions during their stay
  • Support in their research work, in organising events along with technical assistance and public relations activities
  • Public presentations of their work in the Gropius House at the end of their stay where the work will remain until 2019

The artists‘ obligations

  • Purchase of the material required for their work
  • Medical and indemnity insurance
  • Visa
  • Living expenses, provisions

With the assistance of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, the artists are free to apply for additional external funding for their stay.


Artists-in-Residence time period

The three-monthly Artist-in-Residence stays will take place between April and October 2018 in consultation with the Foundation. You are expected to be present in Dessau.


Guernsey Photography Festival Competition. Deadline: Sept. 29, 2017

The competition

The Guernsey Photography Festival and Raven Russia Ltd are proud to present a major international photography competition designed to recognise the work of emerging and established contemporary photographers. The winning photographer will receive a prize of £5000 and have the opportunity to gain valuable exposure through an exhibition at the next Guernsey Photography Festival, to be held in September 2018 (exact dates tbc).

 

http://competition.guernseyphotographyfestival.com/

Submission Deadline 29 September 2017

Landskrona PF Review. Free Call. Deadline: Aug. 1, 2017.

Only a few days left to participate in the Open Call for the Landskrona PF Review, which is free of charge.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Date: September 9, 2017

Time: 10.00–17.00

Cost: The participation in the Open Call is free of charge. Only selected candidates have to pay the participation fee of SEK 2,500 including VAT, which also gives access to the festival’s International Seminar and a weekend festival pass.

Deadline for applications: 1 August 2017. Successful candidates will be notified by 15 August.

The winner of the Best Portfolio Award will be invited to take part in the official exhibition programme during Landskrona Foto Festival 2018. Former winners include Johan Österholm, Johan Willner and Kacper Kowalski.

This year we have a special prize!  – Landskrona Foto and Artproof Portfolio of the Year Award – the portfolio that reviewers voted as the year’s most interesting and promising. The prize consists of getting an exhibition produced by Artproof up to a value of 5,000 euros and to exhibit in the coming years Landskrona Foto Festival.

Instructions

Each entrant may present one or two portfolios, which shall not exceed 15 images each. The portfolio shall consist of a photographic project on any chosen subject. We want all the images to be included in one pdf. The PDF size shall not exceed 10 MB. Portfolios will be accepted in digital format for the selection process.

At the Portfolio Review, all projects shall be presented on paper.

File names: Photographer’s First Name [hyphen] Last Name [dot] pdf. Eg.: Johan-Willner.pdf (you can´t use åäö and other special signs and space between the words)

Please fill in our form and upload your PDF here: http://www.landskronafoto.org/en/portfolio-review-2017/

Tokyo International Photography Competition. Deadline: Aug. 16, 2017.

The Tokyo International Photography Competition is now open for submissions!

This year’s theme will be “BORDERS”, as both physical barriers and as intangible perimeters. Please see below for entry and prize information, including a touring exhibition that will be presented in Tokyo, New York City, and Sydney, Australia.

 

ENTRY INFORMATION

The Tokyo International Photography Festival competition is open to photographers worldwide and over the age of 18.
THEME: Borders
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 16, 2017
ENTRY FEE: $40 (USD) per series (up to 6 images)

PRIZES

Three high-profile exhibitions
The winners of the Tokyo International Photography Competition will be showcased as a traveling group exhibition, presented in the following cities:
▪ New York, USA: United Photo Industries Gallery, Winter 2017
▪ Sydney, Australia: Head On Photo Festival, Spring 2018
▪ Tokyo, Japan – T3 Photo Festival (Summer 2018)

A trip to Tokyo
One Grand Prix Winner will be chosen by the Jury to receive a trip to attend the Opening Party of the exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, all expenses paid!

Special Features
In addition to the traveling exhibition, the selected photographers will also receive::

* LensCulture
* PHaT PHOTO Magazine

PRESENTED BY
Tokyo Institute of Photography – Tokyo, Japan
T.I.P was founded in 2010 as a platform for photographers and photography enthusiasts. With a mission to support a cross-cultural dialogue between the Eastern and Western photography communities, T.I.P.’s programming includes local and international exhibitions, photography workshops at every level, and access to professional digital print labs and studios.

United Photo Industries—Brooklyn, New York
United Photo Industries is a New York based art-presenting organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increase access to the art of photography.
Founded in 2011, United Photo Industries has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by consistently showcasing thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe.