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Fondation des Treilles Photography Prize. Deadline: Oct. 2, 2016.

Guidelines to compete for the Photography Prize


The photography prize of the Fondation des Treilles is open to all professional photographers with neither age limit nor nationality considerations. Photographers must have already published or exhibited their work.

The subject of their project can be anything from landscape to architecture, social or archeological photography, as long as it is closely related to the Mediterranean world.

Digital or conventional, the technique used to produce the work must be applied with a spirit of durability and conservation.



The jury, is chaired by Mrs Laura Serani, former director of photography, audiovisual and Fnac Collection, curator and artistic director of several major photographic events (as Les rencontres de Bamako, biennale africaine de la photographie), Artistic Associate of the Month of Photography 2014 in Paris, writer and critic. The other members are: Ezzaïm Hassan, Director of the Villa des Arts Rabat / Casablanca, ONA Foundation, Charles-Henri Filippi, collector, Chairman of Citigroup France, Costa Gavras, film director, Macha Makeieff, director of theater, Director of the National “Theâtre de la Criée” in Marseille, Jean-Luc Monterosso (Director of the “Maison Européenne de la Photographie”) and Sarah Moon, photographer, film-maker.

The jury’s decision will be final and not subject to appeal.


Prize: reminder

The prize is made of both an allowance of 2650 euros per month for a period ranging from two to eight months depending on the project, coming with a living residency.

The duration of the cash allowance will be decided by the jury depending on the project. All the expenses due to the realization of the project and more specifically travel costs will remain at the charge of the winner

As far as the residence is concerned, its maximum duration is of 8 months. By the way, it can not last less than one month, specially in order to insure the achievement of the development of the photos at Les Treilles.



Photographers shall guarantee that their works do not infringe the rights of third parties (image rights, right to private property, etc) or that they have obtained the necessary reproduction and exhibition permissions from these parties.

Entering the competition implies full acceptance of the terms of participation.


Application form and documents


Please send:

The application form fully completed [download the competition form]

A short presentation of the project

10 to 20 images in jpg format, 300 dpi, medium quality compression, the longer side of the image should not be more than 12 cm

The applicants will be notified of their selection by email.



Applicants chosen at the conclusion of the pre selection phase have to submit a hard copy application to the following address: Fondation des Treilles, Prix “Résidence pour la photographie”, 90 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris.

It requires:

A supporting text in French or English presenting the project and explaining the author’s approach of the chosen topic. The text should also mention if the applicant has already been awarded in other former prizes.

From 10 to 20 prints of a minimum A4 size up to an A3 maximum format.

A signed letter where the applicant (if awarded) undertakes the cession of at least 3 prints and the copyrights of such images in the strict limit of an institutional use. The prints will be part of the art collection of la Fondation des Treilles.

A stamped envelope or any form of package at the right format for the return of the prints to the applicants that have not been selected. Applications sent without the requested return envelope or unvalid stamping will not be returned.



Applications for pre selection must be sent from May 2 to October 2, 2016 to the following email address:

Pre selection will take place in November 2016. Selected or not, each applicant will be advised.

Hard copy applications must be sent from: dates to be confirmed later.

Meeting of the panel of judges: date to be confirmed later.

Announcement of the winner, December 2016.

The Van Eyck Call for Applications for Residency (Maastricht). Deadline: Oct. 3, 2016.

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Call for Applications: work period 2017

The Van Eyck invites artists, designers, photographers, architects, landscape architects, curators, writers, and thinkers to apply for a residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie for 6 up to 12 months. Participants are given the time and space that is needed to develop their talents, to discover as yet unexplored perspectives and delve into deeper layers of themselves. Start is beginning of April 2017. By mutual agreement, the residency can commence at a later date.

Participants receive amongst others:

  • a monthly stipend
  • a work budget
  • advise by a group of advisors, consisting of experienced artists, designers, curators and art critics, who will make regular studio visits
  • advise by different guest advisors who will make studio visits
  • access to well-equipped Labs (wood and metal, print, photo, video and new media, and a library), run by experts in their discipline

Participants are expected to:

  • engage, next to their work in the studio, in In-Labs and external projects
  • to settle in Maastricht or direct surroundings during their stay at the Van Eyck Institute

More info on:

All information about the application procedure; requirements, etc. can be consulted in English here. Please also check the FACT page


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Call for Applications: work period 2017

De Jan van Eyck Academie is een postacademisch instituut dat openstaat voor kunstenaars, ontwerpers, fotografen, (landschaps)architecten, curatoren, schrijvers, critici van over de hele wereld. Een verblijfsperiode aan de academie varieert van 6 tot maximaal 12 maanden. Start is begin april 2017. In overleg kan deze periode op een later tijdstip ingaan.

Deelnemers hebben o.a. de beschikking over:

  • een maandelijks stipendium
  • een werkbudget
  • een vaste groep adviseurs, bestaande uit ervaren kunstenaars, ontwerpers, curatoren en kunstcritici die regelmatig studiobezoeken afleggen
  • verschillende gastadviseurs die studiobezoeken afleggen
  • goed geoutilleerde labs (hout- en metaalbewerking, print, foto, video en nieuwe media en een bibliotheek, gerund door experts op hun vakgebied)

Van de deelnemers wordt o.a. verwacht:

  • dat zij, naast hun werk in de eigen studio, ook participeren in In-Labs en projecten met externe partners
  • dat zij zich vestigen in Maastricht of directe omgeving tijdens hun verblijf aan de Van Eyck


Alle informatie over de aanmeldingsprocedure, de vereisten, etc. is in het Nederlands hier te raadplegen. Check ook FEITEN elders op deze pagina.


Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Open Call for Curator in Residence. Deadline: Aug. 29, 2016

Curator in Residence Program in Nebraska, 2017

Now celebrating its 35-Year Anniversary, the Bemis Center is thrilled to launch the first Curator-in-Residence Program in the state of Nebraska, infusing Omaha with thought leaders in contemporary curatorial practice to engage the local arts community. Competitive applicants will possess a strong knowledge of international contemporary art and a genuine interest in researching and responding to cultural production in Omaha and the region. The Curator-in-Residence is part of the cultural fabric of the city, serving as a professional resource for local artists and arts professionals, and as an ambassador of the Bemis in the community. S/he will be an integral member of the Bemis’s Artist-in-Residence Program, sustaining an intellectual discourse surrounding contemporary art practice through studio visits, knowledge-sharing workshops, and other organized programs with fellow residents.

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications from national and international curators for its inaugural Curator-in-Residence Program. Starting in January 2017, the successful candidate will participate in a one-year fully subsidized live/work residency as part of the Bemis Center’s acclaimed Artist-in-Residence Program. S/he will originate and present three exhibitions and related public programs inclusive of local and national artists. The Curator-in-Residence will work alongside residency and curatorial staff, and actively contribute to the overall vision of the Bemis’s renowned exhibition program. Reporting to the Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs and the Artistic Director for Residency Programs, the Curator-in-Residence is a full-time temporary position. S/he will be involved in all curatorial and administrative aspects of organizing three exhibitions over a 12-month residency. The 2017 exhibition seasons are scheduled for February 2–April 29, June 1–August 26, and November 9–January 27. Exhibitions will be original, conceptually rigorous, and exemplify the true breadth and experimentation currently defining contemporary art. Duties include, but are not limited to, research, artist and donor relations, exhibition design and installation, writing/editing of scholarly texts and didactics, budgeting, conceptualizing and leading public programs, and exhibition tours. The Curator-in-Residence studio is for single occupancy only; Bemis is unable to accommodate partners, children, and pets at this time.

There are no fees to apply.


  • Residency opportunities are open to national and international arts professionals 21+ years of age, showing a strong professional working history.
  • Bemis Alumni are allowed to re-apply for residency after a three year hiatus from the program. Alumni seeking residency must submit a complete application including recent work samples and current resume. Preference may be given to applicants who have not previously attended.
  • Students enrolled in an academic program during the time of requested residency are not eligible to apply.
  • Bemis welcomes internationally based arts professionals to apply. A working knowledge of English is helpful for international artists as an interpreter will not be provided.
  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability. For special needs or questions about accessibility, please contact the Residency Program Manager.


  • Master’s degree in curatorial or museum studies, art history, or related field; or 5 years equivalent professional work experience in the field;
  • A minimum of 1-2 years curatorial experience in an academic, non-profit, and/or commercial gallery setting;
  • Strong knowledge of international contemporary art and a keen interest in understanding and working with Omaha’s cultural landscape are required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential;
  • Creative and strategic thinker with the capacity to take initiative and to work independently and as a team player in a fun, yet demanding arts organization;
  • It is understood the ideal candidate will understand and promote the Bemis Center’s mission and, as an ambassador of the organization, perform all Bemis-related duties in a professional, responsible manner.


Submission of applications are only accepted online through

There is no fee to apply.

The selected Curator-in-Residence will receive:

  • Monthly honorarium: $2,500
  • Relocation allowance: $2000*
  • Ground transportation allowance: $300/month
  • Travel/research budget: $3,000
  • Free lodging in a sizable, well-appointed live/work studio with private bath and kitchen and complimentary utilities, laundry, and Wi-Fi
  • Administrative staff support
  • Dedicated gallery; approximately 2000 square feet; 12.6 foot ceilings; concrete floors

*Curator-in-Residence will organize own travel to Omaha for residency.

Application Review Process

SlideRoom will confirm receipt of your submitted application. Residency applications are reviewed each cycle by a rotating panel represented by arts professionals such as artists, curators, academics, and/or critics. The review process will take 6-8 weeks from the application deadline. Notifications to all applicants will be sent via email after the selection panel has made its final decision.

The final date for submissions is the 29th of August, 2016.

To Apply:

More information about the Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts:


Research residency in Sapporo (Japan). Deadline: July 3, 2016

S-AIR in association with Curators’ Network is offering a fully funded residency opportunity for curators in Sapporo, Japan, from August 9 – September 13, 2016 (maximum stay 30 days, minimum 20 days).

The call is free of charge. Deadline for the submission of applications is July 3, 2016, midnight, Madrid, CEST timezone.

The successful candidate is expected to research and write around the local art scene of Sapporo, to learn about Japan and to establish networks and dialogues between local and international artists.

  • The call is open for curators who work with all kinds of disciplines within the context of contemporary visual and fine arts. There is no age limit. Applicants should neither hold Japanese nationality nor reside in Japan, and should be able to exercise a degree of autonomy and self-reliance.
  • The call seeks especially for professionals who work with a high level of excellence, but do not yet have a consolidated international career, as one of the primary goals of Curators’ Network is to promote art-professionals who are still not well known in a larger international context.
  • Applicants should have at least a moderate level of spoken English or Japanese, and should feel comfortable engaging in discussions in one of these two languages.
  • Applying curators should thoroughly research about S-AIR and Curators’ Network and submit a proposal demonstrating in which line(s) they would like to research whilst in Sapporo.

Dates, deadlines

Deadline: Applications should be submitted online NOT LATER THAN Sunday July 3, 2016 at Midnight [Madrid, CEST].

Selection: The resident will be chosen on the basis of the submitted applications. A shortlist will be made by a jury of the management board of Curators’ Network. The final selection will be made by the selection committee at S-AIR.

Notification: The successful candidate will be notified byWednesday, July 13, 2016.

Residency: Up to 30 days between August 9 and September 13, 2016. The applicants can propose their preferred time frame, the minimum stay is 20 days. The final dates for arrival and departure to and from Japan to be agreed between S-AIR and the resident.

Information and applications here.

International Scholarship Program at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Deadline: June 30, 2016

Launched in 2009, the International Fellowship Programme offers scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend one to three months on a research residency at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

The programme supports research projects that bear direct relation to the diverse institutions and rich collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It aims to strengthen the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s position within the international scholarly network and is therefore aimed specifically at foreign scholars who do not reside in Germany. The programme especially promotes young researchers. The fellowships allow researchers to work on their project and make professional contacts at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. As a result, they also get to participate in the scholarly and cultural life within the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz.

Graduate scholars, postgraduates and doctoral candidates as well as post-docs and professors who do not have their residence in Germany are eligible for application. The applicants must hold at least a first university degree (M.A. or equivalent degree) at the time of application.

The application deadlines are as follows June 30th for the first half of the following year, December 31st for the second half of the following year.

-The application has to be submitted directly to the Director General of the SMB, either via email or via postal mail to the following address:

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Der Generaldirektor ,Stauffenbergstr. 41, 10785 Berlin




Black Mountain School. Open call Residency

Black Mountain School, is an experiment in education and community in the spirit of Black Mountain College, the residence was open in May 2016. The new school, which has been founded by two North Carolina artists, is inspired by Black Mountain College, where Fuller was a key faculty member.

Black Mountain School cites extreme tuition costs, corporatized profit-driven learning, and a one-size-fits-all curriculum as the reasons to resurrect a school that embodies the principles that governed Black Mountain College. The initial two summer sessions will each offer 22 classes and run for two weeks. Reviving the same communal lifestyle at Black Mountain College, thirty instructors will live, work, and create with the students.

Classes at the school range from theoretical and text-based to hands-on and outdoors. There are no academic prerequisites for enrolling as a student, and those participating will also have the opportunity to teach if so desired. Students and guest lecturers at BMS are young and old, and come from within institutions (such as Wendy Woon from the Museum of Modern Art) and outside of them. Drawing on the original Black Mountain College, students help with different administrative tasks, while staff are free to take classes.


When it came time to develop a framework for the curriculum at the Black Mountain School, it quickly became apparent that a flexible approach would be needed to encompass the full spectrum of learning opportunities we wanted the school to provide. The solution was to adopt a multi-tiered curriculum in which class structure varies depending on the nature of the class and the goals of both teachers and learners. Fittingly, it was nature that provided a template in the form of the four principle states of matter:

Solid courses are fixed in nature and emphasize the acquisition of concrete skills. As such Solid courses are most like conventional classes with set schedules and a sequential approach to learning. Because of these traits, Solid courses will likely require an established class roster with regular attendance.
Liquid courses are a combination of structured and self-directed learning. While Liquid courses still emphasize the roles of teacher and student, both parties are empowered (and encouraged) to collaborate with each other in defining the scope and scale of the class experience. Liquid courses are not restricted to a specific duration or roster, they take on whatever form the collective will of the class dictates.

Gas courses are experimental, free form, and student-driven learning experiences. Unlike Solid and Liquid courses, Gas courses derive their structure entirely from students, empowering them to assume the role of experts and educators on any topics or ideas they are interested in exploring. A Gas course can be a recurring activity or an impromptu event, it can be a skill-based workshop or a forum of equals.

Plasma courses are intensive, experiential, and event-based learning experiences that are intended to punctuate the Black Mountain School curriculum. Singular in nature, Plasma courses provide unique opportunities for both teachers and students to share and explore through a broad range of performances, workshops, and events.


Dylan Thadani
Anson Cyr
Amanda Wong
John Fleissner
Shea Cote
Cordelia Alquist
Ginny Benson
David Yanofsky
Faythe Levine


The cost to attend Black Mountain School is $1,600 for four weeks or $800 for two weeks. 



Two research residencies in Barcelona. Deadline: July 15, 2016

Encura research residency 2016/17

Call for two fully funded research residencies

Hangar Barcelona in association with Curators’ Network is offering two fully-funded one-month-residencies in Barcelona, Spain. They will take place from November 14, 2016 – December 18, 2016 and from January 18, 2017 – February 19, 2017.
Application form

The call is free of charge and open to all curators and researchers who currently do not live and work in Catalonia. Deadline for the submission of applications is July 15, 2016, midnight, Spanish time, CEST time zone.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with the artist residents at Hangar Barcelona. They will also have the occasion to research the wider artistic context of Barcelona and Catalonia as well as to establish networks and dialogues with other local and international cultural agents.

Applicants should submit a proposal that fits into the general lines of work of Hangar and Curators’ Network. This proposal should also foresee a collaboration with at least four of the current artist residents of Hangar as well as a presentation of the outcomes in a format other than a classical exhibition.

The selected candidates are expected to realize the suggested project during the residency.

Hangar will provide the following for each residency:

In and outbound travel (up to 300 €)
Honorary (1185 € before taxes)
Accommodation (own bedroom in a four-room house located at Hangar residency space)
A working space and internet connection (Please bring your own laptop as no computer will be provided)
A production budget of 400 € per artist (1600 € overall) which will be collectively defined among resident, artists and Hangar production team.
Technical assistance for the activities that the candidates will undertake during their residency.

Curators’ Network will provide the following:

the two successful candidates will get a permanent profile and presentation space at Curators’ Network Database
the blog of the residents will be hosted through the art-spy section of Curators’ Network
the online presentation of the projects of the residents will be hosted and promoted through

The successful candidates are required to arrange for their own visa and insurance in advance.

About Hangar

Hangar is a centre for art research and production located in Barcelona, Spain. Hangar’s mission is to support visual artists and other cultural agents during the different moments of their art production processes as well as to contribute to the best development of their projects. Hangar facilitates equipment, facilities, production assistance and a suitable context for free experimentation and knowledge transfer. Hangar is located in the Poblenou neighborhood in Barcelona and in a mid 19th Century that was originally designed for the textile industry. At present, and after the centre was extended to the adjacent warehouses, the buildings used by Hangar cover a total surface of 2,600 m2.

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