Category Archives: Deadline 03/2017

Doc photography and photobook grants (only for Indian artists). Deadline: March 31, 2017

Here are two grants from Alkazi Foundation. Both are only open to Indian nationals/residents, and the focus of their suggested project should be from India. Plus, the photographers have to be above the age of 25 years.

A bit restricting, but if you fall into that group, go for it!

http://acparchives.com/photobook-grant-2017/

http://acparchives.com/documentary-photography-grant-2017/

 

Tbilisi Photo Award Call. Deadline: March 20, 2017

Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2017 – urgent call for entries

Within the framework of the KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia will be held. The jury members will pick out the best photo projects and reveal the winners in each category. The main goal of the AWARD is to link international photography to Georgia and to local photography. Announcement of the Photo Award worldwide – in Europe as well as in the USA – intends to foster its international position.

This year’s categories include:

1. Documentary Series

2. Reportage

3. Conceptual Photo Project

4. Best Shot

5. HUAWEI Mobile Photo

The KOLGA AWARD prize fund will be 6 000 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 special prize: HUAWEI P10, Co-Engineered With Leica.

This year again there is a special Kolga Newcomer Photo Award for a young photographer under the age of 25. 500 € will be granted to the winner, whose photo series will be chosen from the following nominations: Documentary series, Reportage and Conceptual photo project. The aim of this award is to facilitate professional development of young photographers and help them to pave the way in the world of photography.

Register and upload your pictures on the website:
https://kolga.ge/?lang=en#/contest/

For questions please contact:  tinaschelhorn@web.de

Deadline March 20th, 2017

Social Art Award (Berlin). Deadline: Mar. 31, 2017

Message from the Captain: “I personally find Calls that cost the participant 50 euros and the Grand Prize is 1000 euros questionable: 20 Participants, and all costs are covered. But since there are exceptions for certain countries (participation fee 25€ or even for free), and they promise to change the world, who am I to stand in their way. So here it comes…  a Call for a Social Art Award”


CALL FOR ENTRIES OPEN
Deadline: March, 31, 2017

http://www.social-art-award.org

The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. invites artists and cultural actors of all areas to apply with their work to the Social Art Award 2017.
Applications must be submitted till March 31, 2017.

SOCIAL ART AND THE AWARD’S PURPOSE
Social Art is any artistic expression that aims at creating social impact and change. Artists are visionaries, utopists, agents for change, with the ability to affect society by creating emotionally captivating experiences.
Thus, the goal of the Social Art Award is to invigorate the rise of social art. We need more people to create impact and to inspire change. Furthermore, the award aims at strengthening the recognition of social artists and the value of their work. Hence, it cherishes the importance of social art for society.

What’s in for you?
1.000 Euro in prize money.
An exhibition in Berlin, Germany.
All applicants receive 2 printed copies, plus the digital version of the Social Art book.

Who can apply?
All artists and cultural actors can apply. There are no restrictions based on gender, training or nationality.

How to apply?
Submit your contribution with one image, a short description and a statement, how your work is related to social art.
Apply now!

THE SELECTION PROCESS
The jury identifies the best contributions through a three-stage selection process including a shortlist of 10 nominees plus 2 wild cards based on public online voting.

THE INSTITUTE
The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. is a multidisciplinary institute that explores and promotes art and innovation as a means to foster social impact and change. The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Berlin, Germany.

For more information and guidelines please visit http://www.social-art-award.org, or contact:
Social Art Award
c/o Institute for Art and Innovation e.V.
Auguststrasse 35
10119 Berlin
Germany

For communications and all media inquiries please contact:
press@social-art-award.org

Fiebre Dummy Award. Extended Deadline: March 10, 2017.

Fiebre Photobook, a young Spanish festival of photobooks, has opened their second dummy award.

The awarded project will be the subject of a photobook, published and distributed internationally in an edition of 500 copies.
· Artes Gráficas Palermo will be in charge of the production of the 500 copies print run.
· Dalpine will co-publish the book, distribute it and promote it among specialists, institutions, festivals and international specialized fairs.
· The final edition will be curated by publisher Sonia Berger from Dalpine and by Fosi Vegue, member of the Fiebre team and director of Blank Paper School.
· The pre-press will be carried out by Víctor Garrido of La Troupe.
· MOB will develop the communication strategy.

This is the link to the open call
http://www.fiebrephotobook.com/dummy-award

Technology and Arts Prize. Deadline: March 3, 2017

STARTS Prize 2017 – 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.

Submit now! The STARTS prize open call will end on March 3rd, 2017.

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BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL 2017, OPEN SUBMISSION. DEADLINE: MAR.6, 2017

BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL 2017 OPEN SUBMISSION

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, with a number also having the opportunity to be featured in the arts magazine Abridged. The winners will be eligible for a number of awards, including a cash prize of £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 two and six photographs from a particular series or body of work AND/OR submit their Photo-book for exhibition by uploading a single PDF (no image limit).

Collectives are also welcome to apply; as a collective, you can submit up to 10 photographs (a £19 submission fee will apply for every 10 images submitted)

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
  • 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 read 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

A number finalists will be selected to have their work produced by the Festival for exhibition outdoors

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:

Lucy Gallun – Assistant Curator: Museum of Modern Art, MoMA (USA)

James Estrin – Lens Co-Editor: The New York Times (USA)

Elisa Medde – Managing Editor: foam Magazine (Netherlands)

Michael Mack – Publisher: MACK Books (UK)

Emily Graham – Cultural Commissions & Partnerships Manager: Magnum Photos (UK)

Tom Seymour – Digital Editor: British Journal of Photography (UK)

Kevin WY Lee – Creative Director: Invisible Photographer Asia, IPA (Singapore)

Ciara Hickey – Curator: Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery (UK)

AWARDS

Spotlight Award – £1,000 (e.s.t $1,240 / €1,123)

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

Blow Editorial Award – Full editorial presentation in an upcoming issue of Blow photographic magazine (Lucie Award Shortlisted)

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

SUBMISSIONS

This year the Open Submission will be hosted by Hiive. All submissions must be made via Hiive.co.uk. After registering on Hiive, please ensure you follow the instructions outlined carefully otherwise your submission may not be valid. Submissions cost £19

Deadline

6th March 2017