Category Archives: Deadline 03/2020

Residencies in Marocco, via Culture Vultures. Deadlines: March & April

Sefrou Museum of Multiculturalism, (SMM)  is a small, well informed platform opening in March, 2020 with the mission to highlight and celebrate Sefrous’ eclectic heritage and demonstrate where various cultures from a rich history have met, merged and  influenced each other.  Conferences, public art pieces and research papers are all components of SMMs mid-term agenda.  In the meantime, Sefrou Museum of Multiculturalism will be hosting happenings and presentations to introduce you to the museum, its content and program.    http://culturevulturesfez.org/sefrou-museum-of-multiculturalism/

If you are a community member that has supported the opening of the Sefrou Museum of Multiculturalism, a wave of appreciation goes to you for the support in making this happen.

For creative practitioners who wish to (re) visit Morocco, more specifically Sefrou, here is how you can.

AiR Sefrou,  a residency re-launch– smaller but wiser, AiR Sefrou is a residency for self-governing artists, arts managers and researchers.  Our lodgings are a comfortable apartment on the edge of Sefrous’ ancient medina and the facilities a self contained studio space and small reading lounge in the thick of it all.  2020 applications are encouraged to be submitted by March 31st, Places are limited.  http://culturevulturesfez.org/residencies/

Researchers Residency – In conjunction with the launch of SMM, Culture Vultures offers independent academics in the field of anthropology, sociology and/or history, the prospect to pursue studies in the realm of Multiculturalism in the Region of Sefrouthrough our residency. There is 15 % discount for scholars interested; submit applications before April 30th.

There are still availability left on both of these short immersive programs.  The Poetics of Craft in this coming February, inviting us to engage in local weaving practices and explore the relationships between storytelling and cloth making, between text and textile,   and Textile Quest for textile rovers wanting deep connections with the textile artisans of North Morocco .

Returning Residents know that because you are valuable members of our community, you are granted a Golden Culture Coin, giving you a 20 % discount on any of the above for 2020 /2021. Cash in by making your booking before March 31st, 2020.

 

REBECCA VASSIE AWARD for UK based photographers. Deadline: March 27, 2020

Submissions open for fourth Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award, photography bursary worth £3,000

The Rebecca Vassie Trust today announces the fourth annual Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award for emerging photographers, which includes a cash bursary of £2,000. The award, which funds an early-career photographer in the UK to undertake a narrative photography project, also includes more than £1,000-worth of premier printing at Metro Imaging plus support towards industry and public exposure. In addition, up to twelve longlisted applicants join the trust’s Development Network, which offers smaller grants towards educational projects and professional development throughout the year. Judges for the award include Caroline Hunter (picture editor, Guardian Weekend magazine), Phil Coomes (picture editor, BBC News Online) and Jennifer Thatcher (critic, curator and lecturer). The award was created in memory of Rebecca Vassie, a British photographer and photojournalist who died suddenly, aged 30, while on assignment in Uganda in March 2015. Applicants for the award, who must be either from or based in the UK, are asked to submit a proposal setting out a compelling vision for a narrative photography project with a social or political context. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 27 March 2020.

Rebecca Vassie Trust is a charity registered in the UK, established 2016 in memory of the British photographer Rebecca Vassie. The Trust supports the art of long-form narrative photography, and promotes education in photography both for emerging professionals and the broader public.

About Rebecca Vassie: Rebecca Vassie was born in 1985 and studied photography at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Rochester. After graduating she worked as a commercial photographer and photographer’s assistant. In 2012 she moved to Uganda to establish a career as an international photojournalist. She worked as a stringer for Associated Press (AP), with her pictures appearing in major newspapers worldwide including The Guardian and The Washington Post. She also photographed for a number of charities and NGOs as well as pursuing her own projects, such as documenting Uganda’s transgender community and its Olympic boxing hopefuls. She died suddenly, aged 30, in March 2015, from complications related to an asthma attack while documenting Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Hoima District in western Uganda.

Listings Information

REBECCA VASSIE MEMORIAL AWARD Deadline: Friday, 27 March 2020

Who can apply: An early-to-mid-career photographer in or from the UK The award: £2,000 to undertake a narrative photography project with a social or political context; approx. £1,000-worth of printing at Metro Imaging; support from the Trust towards public and industry exposure of the work; membership of Shutter Hub. How to apply: Full submission information at http://www.rebeccavassietrust.org

Judges include: Caroline Hunter (Guardian), Phil Coomes (BBC) and Jennifer Thatcher (critic and curator).