Category Archives: Deadline 03/2019

ARTIST CALL for fanzine. Deadline: March 15, 2019

2019 starts with a new project by Leporello and Origini edizioni.

Along the year, we want to produce 4 publications, working as variations on the theme of fanzine.
A simple format, not more than 40 pages, smaller than a A4, bigger than a A5, produced with Origini edizioni style and artisan care, but in a simplified version.
Valentino Barachini and Chiara Capodici will take care of the book design and once all the 4 publication will be published, they’ll be collected in a box.

We selected a number of authors we love to propose them a theme:

“The earth. Meant as solid matter, shape: in the guise of rock, mountain, volcano… or pure sand, dune, land. Images on pure matter.”

We also decided to extend our proposal to a public call so to be surprised by what is still unknown.

Among the selected authors there are more known and emerging ones.
We will choose 4 of them, 1 from the public call, according to the project proposed and the way the projects work together.

Each author will receive 10 copies of his/her publication, printed in edition of 100, and for each publication there will be a presentation in Leporello.

Send us not more than 50 images (jpg, 300 dpi, 15 cm width) and a short statement (max 3000 characters) by March 15 at leporello.books@gmail.com

We look forward to enjoying your works!

Chiara, Matilde and Valentino

PhotoIreland Festival 2019: Call for Proposals. Deadline: Mar. 17, 2019

PhotoIreland Foundation invites individuals and organisations to come forward with proposals for the PhotoIreland Festival 2019.

The year 2019 will see the 10th edition of the PhotoIreland Festival bringing to Dublin an ambitious programme running from May to July. May will see the opening of the main exhibitions, while June will be dedicated to an extended educational programme with activities for all. The fireworks are reserved for July, when PhotoIreland Foundation will open the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland in Dublin city centre, on the 4th July. More details will be released in the coming months, but in the meantime, you can find below information about the calls for proposals for the Open and the Museum Programmes.

OPEN PROGRAMME

If you are planning an event during May-June-July relating to Photography, Visual Culture, Critical Thinking, happening anywhere in Ireland, then join the festival celebrations! We welcome submissions from national and international individuals and organisations. All possible formats for events such as exhibitions, installations, performances, films, videos, talks, workshops, etc. are welcome.

All participants must submit their proposals before the strict deadline. Participant events will be featured in the festival catalogue and on the website, promoted through the festival’s social media, and will receive festival catalogues to distribute during the event. The catalogues are also distributed by us nationwide to key locations.
Strict Deadline: midnight 17 March 2019.

To go ahead, please download the OPEN19 Submission Form, gather all the necessary details and fill it in. There is a contribution fee of €125 towards the marketing materials and distribution. Note that you must have secured a venue for your event or exhibition before you submit – if you are looking for a venue, we always recommend to start by looking at the previous PhotoIreland Festival maps. Once you have the venue sorted, email the submission form to pif.submissions@gmail.com

MUSEUM PROGRAMME

To make 2019 more special, we are opening a call for individuals and organisations to come forward with proposals to be included in the educational programme. There is no fee for submitting proposals, and those selected will receive financial and logistics support.

The Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland is a practice based research project run by PhotoIreland Foundation that aims to create the ideal prototype space to actively engage with Visual Culture and Critical Thinking today. Over the next years, the museum will present an evolving model that will publicly investigate experimental and critical propositions in aspects relating to Museology, Curation, Cultural Policy and Arts Management.

The research sets an important departure towards a new arena where Art and cultural practices and their socio-political context can be both enjoyed and examined in a richly participatory way, with the use of contemporary methodologies. This project is part of the Critical Academy ongoing research on ‘Photography in Ireland’.

We welcome proposals towards the educational programme for events that will run between 5-30 July 2019, broadly focused on the aforementioned topics of Visual Culture, Critical Thinking, Museology, Curation, Cultural Policy, Arts Management, as much as those aimed at promoting Visual Literacy and Art skills through active participation and Art making.

To go ahead, please download the MUSEUM19 Submission Form, fill in the details and email the submission form to pif.submissions@gmail.com
Strict Deadline: midnight 17 March 2019.

 

Belfast Photo Festival. Deadline: March 9, 2019

2019 OPEN SUBMISSION

WHAT DO YOU WIN?

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
  • exhibition exposure at the 2020 Photo Schwiez Festival (Switzerland)
  • 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 reach 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

All finalists who submitted photographs will have their work produced by the Festival for exhibition outdoors

AWARDS

Spotlight Award – €1,127 (e.s.t $1,286 / £1,000)

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

GUP Editorial Award – Full editorial presentation in an upcoming printed/digital issue of GUP photographic magazine

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

COMPETITION DESCRIPTION

Being described as “One of the best photography festivals in the world” (Capture Magazine), the biennial Belfast Photo Festival provided the perfect platform for gaining exposure to an international audience, with previous editions having welcome over 100,000 visitors from all over the world.

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 and have their work taken on tour to be exhibited at the 2020 Photo Schwiez (Zurich, Switzerland), with a number also having the opportunity to be featured in the arts magazines Abridged and GUP. The winners will be eligible for a number of awards, including a cash prize of €1,127 (est $1,286 / £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 1 and 15 photographs from a particular series or body of work AND/OR submit their Photo-book for exhibition by providing a link to a single PDF (stored on for example: Google Drive or Dropbox)

(Note: You can submit both a photo-book and photographs of the same project, but a fee will need to be paid for both. If submitting only a Photo-book and not photographs, it will be your photo-book that will be selected for presentation and not photographic prints for exhibition)

Collectives are also welcome to apply; as a collective, you can submit up to 15 photographs (a €22 / €29 submission fee will apply for every 15 images submitted)

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:

Sarah Allen – Assistant Curator: TATE Modern (U.K.)

Michael Famighetti – Editor: Aperture Magazine (U.S.A.)

Emily Graham– Cultural Commissions & Partnerships Manager: Magnum Photo’s (U.K.)

Elizabeth Renstrom – Senior Photo Editor: VICE Media (U.S.A.)

Diane Smyth – Digital Editor: British Journal of Photography (U.K.)

Alexa Becker – Acquisitions Editor: KEHRER Verlag (Germany)

Deirdre Robb – Director: Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery (U.K.)

PRESS EXPOSURE

Each year our Open Submission award-winners receive international press coverage from publications and media outlets around the world. Winners, finalists and entrants have been featured in major publications such as, The Guardian, TIME Lightbox, Foam, The Financial Times, British Journal of Photography, The Telegraph, among many other national and international outlets. This kind of press exposure can lead to viral, global recognition of your work.

SUBMISSIONS

This year the Open Submission will be hosted by Picter. All submissions must be made via Picter.com. After registering on Picter, please ensure you follow the instructions outlined carefully otherwise your submission may not be valid. Submissions cost €22 / €29*

*The submission fee charged is in aid of the 2019 Belfast Photo Festival and directly contributes to the organisation and delivery of the Festival for the benefit of all participants. Belfast Photo Festival is a registered charity and non-profit organisation.

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