Category Archives: Deadline 03/2020

Helsinki Photo Festival Call. Deadline: Mar. 30, 2020

About Call

Helsinki Photo Festival is pleased to announce their third open call! Everyone from all over the world is invited to submit their work(s) in the festival theme of 2020: Trust.

We challenge photographers and artists of all ages to share with us the connections you see with our theme, in imaginative, creative expressive interpretation. Artists will need to write as part of their submission an explanation of how their work fits with the theme.

Trust is essential to life, it opens up new and unimagined possibilities. Trust is one of the most prevalent topics in our society.

What is Trust? How can Trust be perceived in visual language? How can we consciously feel Trust? What do we consider trust to be and can it be regained? Can Trust change our life and how would such a transition affect our existence? How can communities acknowledge differences while building unity? As prejudices continue to divide us, how can Trust encourage accountability and solidarity? As institutions lose credibility, the environment is changing critically, what do people do to build and rely on their promises to be taken seriously? What role does truth play to Trust in friendship, family or love? What happens if you lose Trust in society or humanity? In fact, there are many examples, how to interpret and associate with Trust.

We aim to select +50 artists works to exhibit in solo- and group exhibitions during the festival period, July 7th-September 9th 2020. Entries are handled by photography professionals and curators enhancing the programming, aesthetics, artistic and cultural expressions as well as the quality of the overall production.

What winners receive

As a selected artist/photographer of the Trust theme, your work will be exhibited at Helsinki Photo Festival 2020 (7th July to September 9th). The exhibitions will take place in historic landmarks, warehouses, libraries, art centres, galleries, parks and waterfront areas in Helsinki. In addition, we will produce a Nordic Village supporting emerging Nordic photographers and also, will include popup projects at numerous cultural events around Helsinki. All selected photographers have the great opportunity for being promoted to a broad, dedicated audience, critics and curators at the newest photo festival in Northern Europe.

Selected artists/photographers will benefit from:

  • exhibition exposure at the Festival’s main gallery held on 2000m2 in Helsinki’s historic landmark, the Katajanokka Old Customs House and at outdoor locations all around the capital including popup events
  • nordic photographers to be part of a Nordic Village outdoor exhibition at the National Museum of Finland
  • opportunities offered for exhibition and publication through festival partners
  • inclusion in the Festivals marketing & PR campaign
  • inclusion in Festival catalogue
  • long-term Festival representation and promotion
  • an opportunity to participate in an Instagram Residency
  • publication and inclusion in the Festival programme
  • dedicated feature on the Festival website and online gallery
  • international press exposure

Finalists will be selected to have their work produced by the Festival for exhibition indoors and/or outdoors.

The Nordic Village at Helsinki Photo Festival is a concept with the focus to support emerging Nordic photographers and their work(s) to a broad audience. Until now, the Nordic Village has nominated and showcased +20 artists from all five Nordic countries and arranged artist-talks, nordic exhibitions and seminars with support of Nordic embassies.

About

Helsinki Photo Festival, is a non-profit association, created to disseminate information about photography and visual media and to attract and maintain interest in them in Finland and internationally by presenting, developing and promoting these forms of art. We help artists to hook up with audiences and experts in the field of photography. We give artists access to an international network to enable them to find new ways to work, get published and exhibit abroad and in Finland.

Helsinki Photo Festival connects contemporary fine art photography and street exhibition. The contest is judged by a jury of leading professionals. The program includes artist-talks, workshops, seminars, photo walks, portfolio reviews and outdoor photo installations inviting residents, tourists and all photo enthusiasts of any age. All outdoor exhibitions can be enjoyed at any time of the day, free of charge!

 

Timeline

Call for entries open
23 December 2019
Submission deadline
30 March 2020
Shortlist announcement
April 2020
Winner announcement
May 2020
Helsinki Photo Festival opening
7 July 2020
Night of the Arts
15 August 2020

CFP: Women in Photography. Deadline: March 31, 2020

Call for Papers

Fast Forward: Women in Photography

WOMEN, PHOTOGRAPHY, CONFLICT

Conference 4, Tbilisi, Georgia, 19-20 – September 2020

Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum announces the Georgian edition of Fast Forward: Women in Photography, which is organised in partnership with University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and London College of Communication (LCC) at University of the Arts London Photography (UAL). This international conference will be the central event of the 11th Edition of Tbilisi Photo Festival.

The research project Fast Forward: Women in Photography, aims to explore the work and histories of women photographers, promote opportunities and question ideas dominating the field of photography by initiating thoughtful, new debates. Initiated in 2014 with a panel discussion at Tate Modern, the project has become significant within the world of photography for examining the work of women photographers and for questioning the way that the established canons have been formed.

Following the initial success of the first two conferences at Tate Modern in 2015 and at the National Gallery of Arts in Lithuania in 2017, Fast Forward was awarded a Leverhulme Trust International Network Grant to run a series of research workshops in 6 countries, culminating in the third conference at Tate Modern in 2019.

The theme for the 4th conference, to be held in Tbilisi Georgia, and co convened by Professor Anna Fox and Maria Kapajeva (UCA), Professor Val Williams (UAL/LCC) and the Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum, Georgia, will explore the ways that women photographers have worked in countries affected by conflict. The conference will generate new knowledge within this little- researched area.

As the violation of women’s rights is one of the prominent aspects dominating conflict zones, this theme resonates with many realities encountered by women across the region, including Georgia.

Over the last ten years, in South Caucasian countries such as Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as Iran or the Persian Gulf countries, women photographers have been active in documenting violations of human rights, have advocated for women and initiated real changes. Yet, within the contemporary historiography of photography, their contributions are frequently omitted. Discussion of conflict photography almost always revolves around high action war photography and heavily-dominated by a traditional male perspective.

The 4th conference is calling for papers which explore, but which are not limited to, the following questions.

>> How do women photographers (re)shape our understanding of conflict?

>> To what extent does gender influence photography practice which deals with conflict and its aftermath.?

>> How can we adjust photographic history, to encompass non-Western work by women photographers?

>> In which ways have women’s photographic documentation of human rights violations contributed to social justice?

The conveners are particularly interested in bringing together, and giving voice to, photography professionals, photographers, scholars, curators and editors from the wider region, including the countries of South Caucasus, Ukraine, Turkey, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Persian Gulf countries, Jordan, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

Deadline for the abstract submission: March 31, midnight GMT.

All applicants will be informed about the selection by May 15.

We hope to provide discretionary funding to selected speakers who require financial support.

Submission regulations:

The abstract submitted must be in English. However, as the working languages of the conference are Georgian and English, the presentation during the conference can be done in one of these two languages.

Please, submit the following documents:

1. 500-word abstract in a Word format, no images.

Please make sure your full name and the title of the paper are at the top of the abstract.

Please name the file as follows: ‘Your surname_Initial of you first name_abstract’ (ex: ‘Smith_J_abstract’)

2. CV in Word or PDF format, no images.

Please name the file as follows: ‘Your surname_Initial of the first name_CV’(ex: ‘Smith_J_CV’)

Both files must be submitted to email fastforward@ucreative.ac.uk with the subject line “Georgian Edition – submission”

Call for Papers can be found also online here.


Image credit: © Justyna Mielnikieiwicz/MAPS. Crimea, Ukraine 2008. From the project Ukraine Runs Through it.

Prix Ars Electronica & STARTS Prize. Deadline extended to Mar. 16, 2020

Open Call for Prix Ars Electronica & STARTS Prize

Prix Ars Electronica   – the world’s most time-honoured media arts competition – is now accepting submissions. Winners of the Prix are awarded the coveted Golden Nica statuette, prize money ranging up to € 10,000 per category and an opportunity to showcase their talents at the famed Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.

https://ars.electronica.art/prix

 

STARTS Prize

The STARTS Prize is part of the STARTS Initiative of the European Commission and awards the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts in two categories: Artistic Exploration and Innovative Collaboration. The two STARTS Prize winners each receive €20,000 and are prominently featured at theArs Electronica Festival, BOZAR and Waag.

https://starts-prize.aec.at

 

 

Projects submitted to the Prix Ars Electronica category can also be considered for the STARTS Prize!

 

Submission for both competitions is free of charge and ends on March 2nd, 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).