“Call for Submissions: To celebrate its 100th issue, European Photography is looking for 100 outstanding single images and the stories behind them. www.talking.photography. – Why a submission fee? Our past calls for submission were free and open to everyone – with the result that we became swamped with entries that had nothing to do with the topic at hand. By requesting a modest administration fee for what we are offering with this call – possible publication in European Photography, presentation on our website talking.photography, and a free copy for every selected participant – we hope to channelize this process and address only those who are truly committed and engaged”.
Proposals are accepted annually from Emerging Curators for the Emerging Artists Summer Exhibition. The Emerging Artists Summer Exhibition will be curated by a selected Emerging Curator and will be made up of Emerging Artists. An Emerging Curator is defined as an independent curator who is beginning their career as a curator. Proposal must show history of at least 3 prior curatorial projects successfully presented to a public audience.
The selected curator’s exhibition theme will be announced in the open call process for the emerging artists program. The theme should be relevant to political, social or environmental issues. Curators must select 50% of their artists from the pool of emerging artists. The exhibitions must include at least 60% women artists, as part of Smack Mellon’s mission to support women artists.
Smack Mellon provides curators a stipend and a budget for artists’ stipends. The curator is encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space in order to tailor their proposal to the space.
Smack Mellon can provide audio and visual equipment such as projectors and flat screen monitors as well as technical support for installing complex projects.
The curator should realize that we expect a hands-on approach at the gallery. The curator is expected to be in NYC to review all submissions. The curator is expected to be at the gallery throughout the installation and the curator and artists involved in the exhibition are responsible for the execution and installation of the artwork. The curator should clarify to all artists when invited to participate that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. Smack Mellon does not have a full time staff of preparators. Smack Mellon will hire an installer for 2 days to help with general installation. Smack Mellon gallery staff can assist in installation of work requiring a lift or special mounting. Our gallery staff may also assist artists with installation of other complicated projects but will not be involved in helping the artist to build their work on site. Our technical staff will install all of the equipment (projectors, monitors etc.) belonging to Smack Mellon. It will be the artist’s responsibility to install and maintain any equipment that belongs to the artist.
Specifics about the installation of artwork and about the equipment that Smack Mellon is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted as a proposal under consideration.
Curators do not have to propose a completed show but must submit the following:
1. Documentation of past exhibitions
(Up to 20 still images and/or a maximum of 3 three-minute videos of past exhibitions.)
3. Curator’s Statement about past exhibitions
4. Curatorial Proposal for new exhibition
(A list of artists under consideration can also be included.)
5. Work Samples
(Curators should also include images of the artists’ work to be included in the exhibition. If new work will be created for the exhibition, send images of their past work. A maximum of 20 still images can be submitted. )
TO BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS
(You are not required to finish your application in one session.)
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Contact: Layza Garcia & Bill Aguado
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Bronx, NY | July 2016 – Nueva Luz vol. 20:1, the revitalized and redesigned photographic journal from En Foco is now available in print and online. As with past issues of Nueva Luz, the magazine has illustrated the provocative, the avant-garde and the perspicacious photographic prognostications and philosophies from photographers of color who probe the heart of humanity through their lens. This newly released and rebranded special issue is no different than an exploratory probe into the human psyche of inner-space.
En Foco and by extension Nueva Luz, has always sought to include and expand the parameters of visual presentation and has challenged concepts of identity for and about photographers of color.
Curated by Juanita Lanzo and designed by Nestor Otero, this edition of Nueva Luz features three dynamic…
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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.
FEES & BENEFITS
Submission of applications are only accepted online through www.slideroom.com.
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.
More information about the Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts: http://www.bemiscenter.org/
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On the occasion of FIG Bilbao 2016, Printmaking and Art on Paper International Fair,
it is made the call for the third edition of OPEN PORTFOLIO, with the firm intention
to give visibility, support, disseminate and promote emerging artistic practices in the
field of unique edition works on Paper.
The purpose and philosophy of Open Portfolio is defined as a promotion,
dissemination and professionalization platform for those emerging artists and also
contemporary art forms. It is conceived as a tool to establish the necessary connexion
between educational level and professional practice of art.
A previous call will take place in September. A maximum of 20 artists
will be selected to participate in the Open 2016 first day . Among those selected,
only eight will take part in the Open Portfolio FIG2016 at the Euskalduna Palace.
The day will consist of an exhibition, with the presence of artists. Each one will have
a 2x3m wall. and a 3x1m table to show his work.
From September 10th until 16, the works will be exposed in the Ensanche building.
Location: Ensanche Building. Plaza del Ensanche, 11. Bilbao
Date: September 10.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 14.30 p.m. / 17.00 p.m. to 20.30 p.m..
SELECTION PHASE. November 2016
The eight artist selected will exhibit their work at the Fair.
Place: Euskalduna. Avda. Abandoibarra, 4.Bilbao
Date: November 19. From 16.00h.
Open Portfolio is aimed not only to emerging artists whose practice focuses on the field
of print and works on Paper, but those who have a major activity in this field as well.
Open Portfolio will offer to each participant – free of charge- a horizontal linear space
(table) for the exhibition of his work. The tables (one per artist) will be about 3 meters
long and 1 wide. Also, each table will have a rear wall of 2x3m. to expose the works.
The appointment is September 10 from 11.30 a.m to 14.30 p.m. and 17.00 p.m. to
20.30 p.m. in the Edificio Ensanche’s atrium.
• The works will be transported, placed and removed from the exhibition space
by participants on the dates marked by the organization. It is a professional work
presentation so Open Portfolio will broadcast through the official catalog, official
website and other media, as well as through press releases, the work of the artists
• It is desirable that the works presented will be covered by insurance; otherwise,
the artist assumes all responsibility for any damage that for reasons unrelated to
FIG organization and Open Portfolio occurred. Works must be in a professional
presentation, duly signed and with their numbered editions and also they must have a
data sheet available to visitors and professionals who request information.
Prices must be properly indicated and can never exceed 200 euros (+ 10% VAT) retail.
The Application for the III Open Portfolio must be submitted in a single digital dossier
(maximum 10MB PDF format) with the following information in the order described:
DIGITAL DOSSIER (PDF)
• Name of artist • Artist Statement / CV(maximum 1 page)
• Quality Photographs of the work to be exhibited at Open Portfolio
• Technical details of the works presented indicating title, year, dimensions and
Any dossier which does not comply in time and form, or that does not include all of
the required documentation will not be taken into account by the jury. The organization
reserves the right to request additional information to participants.
From the day these rules are published until Sunday 22 August 2016. Proposals must be sent by e-mail to the following address: openportfolio @ figbilbao.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The jury’s decision will be published on the web and e-mailed to artists.
1. The organization shall ensure the overall safety of the exposure enclosure during the
course of the event. The organization will not be responsible for each work security during
opening hours to the public; it will be the responsibility of the authors, in any case. The
display material, folders, covers, assembly material, etc., will be provided by the artist.
2. Trade relations are authorized, limited solely to the artist and client, without any intervention
by the organization. The works for sale will not have a price greater than 200 euros (+ 10%
3.All artists must assemble and disassemble their presentations and be physically present
during the course of the event. They must also be collaborative and participatory in the
various proposals for dissemination and communication that will take place during FIG
4. Participation in the III Open Portfolio implies full acceptance of its rules. Any doubt
about the rules shall be decided by the organization. Open Portfolio / FIG Bilbao 2016
may broadcast participants proposals in this program through media, virtual spaces, social
networks, etc. and other supports as text, photographs, videos, etc..
5. Due to the limited time, punctuality is fundamental. Selected artists will be at least one
hour before the begining of the Open Portfolio.
It is made up of David Arteagoitia, artist and Engraving Professor at the University of the
Basque Country UPV / EHU; Juan Zapater Bilbao Art Foundation Director and Roberto
Sáenz de Gorbea FIG Bilbao’s Fair Director.
OPEN PORTFOLIO AWARD
The organization will award one of the works exhibited during Open Portfolio 2016 based on a criterion of quality, format and projection.
The prize will consist of an exhibition space in Bilbao FIG 2017 edition and two learning
stays; a learning stay in the CIEC Foundation in Betanzos, A Coruña.
The prize may be declared void if the jury considers it appropriate. The jury’s decision is final.
For further information you can visit our website:
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Desde su origen, FIG Bilbao ha apostado por la promoción de los jóvenes valores del arte y del grabado a través de programas como Open Portfolio, dirigido por David Arteagoitia. Esta tercera edición presenta importantes novedades.
El concurso se divide en dos jornadas: el 10 de septiembre una selección de veinte artistas gráficos expondrán su obra durante una semana en el edificio Ensanche de Bilbao. De esta cita saldrán los ocho artistas que finalmente participarán en la sección Open Portfolio Fair en el Palacio Euskalduna el 19 de noviembre. La Fundación CIEC de Betanzos colabora con un premio en forma de Residencia para el artista ganador. Los destinatarios de esta convocatoria son artistas emergentes cuya práctica se centra en la estampa y arte sobre papel.
Las personas interesadas pueden enviar sus trabajos, hasta el 22 de agosto a email@example.com.
Call for Applications, 2016
Comisart is a call for applications aimed at art curators under 40 years of age, with Spanish nationality or resident in Spain, who have previously curated at least three exhibitions. Any curators who already have well-established careers will not be accepted.
The three curators selected will receive a grant of 6,000 euros and will benefit from the resources and advice of the exhibitions team from the “la Caixa” Foundation.
Comisart is a two-yearly programme involving three exhibition projects based on items from the “la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection and the MACBA collections. We are committed to innovative projects, both in terms of interpretations and reflections and also regarding the creative approach and forms used.
The exhibitions will be included in the annual programming of CaixaForum Barcelona and there is also the possibility of them becoming travelling exhibitions, as well as potential collaborations with other institutions. The exhibitions may also include work by young artists embarking on their careers as a complement to items from the “la Caixa” Collection, provided these works already exist and do not form part of another institution’s collection.
Each project will be developed over a period of four months. During the first month, curators will have access to the Collection and to the teams from the “la Caixa” Foundation and MACBA in order to define the project, while all the work to prepare the exhibition will be carried out in the following three months.
No projects or additional documentation can be presented outside the deadlines established in the rules of the call for applications unless the organisation announces an extension of the deadline specified in these rules.
Start of the call for applications
- June 27, 2016
End of the call for applications
- September 23, 2016
For more info in English, Spanish and Catalan click here.
Guidelines for the Call for Application (Spanish only), click here.
This is a Call for participation for a photography competition, unfortunately the contributions can be presented only in Spanish.
La Asociación de Fotógrafos Profesionales de España presenta la XXIV edición de los Premios de Fotografía Profesional LUX, cuyo plazo de inscripción estará abierto hasta el 30 de septiembre. Después de batir récords de inscripciones durante los últimos años, los Premios LUX siguen consolidándose año tras año como un referente de la Fotografía en España. La convocatoria está abierta a fotógrafos profesionales con nacionalidad o residencia española hasta el 30 de Septiembre.
Desde 1993 los Premios LUX reconocen las mejores obras fotográficas realizadas por fotógrafos profesionales y siguen creciendo y mejorando gracias a la participación de los fotógrafos, así como al apoyo imprescindible de la industria fotográfica y entidades colaboradoras.
Los premios se dividen en 11 categorías, en las que se valorará la innovación, la adaptación y la aportación a una idea o concepto, la contundencia y la capacidad de comunicación de la obra.
El prestigio de los Premios LUX viene respaldado por la enorme calidad de los trabajos presentados, pero también por un jurado que se renueva año tras año y está integrado por reconocidos profesionales del sector de la imagen y la comunicación.