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Last Chance to participate in New Irish Works, at PhotoIreland. Deadline: March 27, 2016

Call for New Irish Works

PhotoIreland is calling all photographers and artists based in Ireland, or Irish developing their practice abroad to submit their recent and ongoing projects to be considered. The submissions will be reviewed by an international panel, and a list of 20 awarded projects will be announced on the 11th of April.

Deadline: midnight 27th March. No extensions or exceptions possible.

Check details at


Other Calls from PhotoIreland, which include The Library Project Programme 2016/2017, the residency programme How to Flatten a Mountain and a Call for PhotoIreland’s main exhibition in 2016, at

Photoreporter Festival Call, France. Deadline: Mar 16, 2016

The fifth edition of the International Festival Photoreporter in the Baie of Saint
Brieuc launches its call for applications. The festival continues its desire to help
produce photo documentaries that show our world in its diversity, hence
applicants are completely free to choose their thematic.
The artistic director of the coming edition of the Photoreporter festival in the
Baie of Saint Brieuc is Marc Prüst, photography consultant and specialist in
photographic storytelling.

The winning photographers will receive a grant that corresponds to their
proposed budgets, between the amounts of 5 000 and 8 000 euros. The budgets
should be detailed per post including the fees for the photographer.
The festival will produce and finance the prints for the exhibitions. Once
selected, the photographers will have until mid July to create their reportage so
that their projects can be exhibited during the festival from the 1st October to
the 30th October 2016.

The production and realization of these photographic projects is the result of a
mobilization of private enterprises who have created together a collective fund (a
so-called Fonds de Dotation) to support Photoreporter in Baie of Saint Brieuc.



16 march midnight (CET) Deadline for submitting proposals
31 March Announcement of the Grant winners
1st April First exchanges with artistic director on
concept of the festival exhibitions
30th June Deadline of delivery of low res images to
the Director
22nd august Start of the production of the prints
16th september Delivery of the prints
19th to 28th September Installation of the exhibitions
1st October Public opening of the exhibitions
3rd and 4th October Press days


Entry rules and procedures
Each photographer who enters the competition automatically commits to the
rules and regulations described below. Non-compliance to the format described
will automatically lead to disqualification. The photographer must send 2 photos
“portrait” in high and low res.


Personal Details
Twitter name
Facebook address
Entry Rules
Each entry should follow strictly these 5 points:
1. The project proposal should not be longer than 2 pages A4 (Arial 10,
single spacing), written in English. (A French translation will be highly
appreciated but is not compulsory).
2. The proposed subject must be original and unpublished. One proposal
per photographer will be considered. The entry should be
accompanied by some contact persons so that the festival team can
verify its feasibility.
3. The proposal should be accompanied by a detailed budget
including expenses and fees for the photographer, and must
total a minimum of 5 000 euro and not exceed 8 000 €
4. Include one or two of your best stories in low res jpegs with a total
maximum size 15 MB so that the team can review your photographic
5. The deadline to receive projects is 16th march 2016 midnight
(GMT+1) by email only on
III. Selection of the winning projects
The winning projects will be selected by the artistic director of the festival.
IV. Contact
For further information or advice, you can contact the Artistic Director of the
Festival Marc Prüst at this address

Residency and Exhibition Call, Rockville (USA). Deadline: March 23 and March 30, 2016


Call for Bresler Resident applications opens: January 8, 2016

Deadline:  March 23, 2016

Notification to Applicants:  April 8, 2016

Final confirmation date: April 15, 2016

Available Residency Dates:     May 4- August 28, 2016

                                                 August 31 – December 21, 2016

2016 Bresler Resident Artist Exhibition: December 2016 – January 2017

Each year the Bresler Residency will focus on visual artists whose primary residency practice will involve the following:

  • 2016 – Painting, Drawing
  • 2017 – Social/Environmental/Community Engagement, Performance. Call for 2017 Residency applications opens May 4, 2016.
  • 2018 – Sound, Video, New Media. Call for 2018 Residency applications opens May 5, 2017.
  • 2019 – Sculpture, Installation. Call for 2019 Residency applications opens May 4, 2018.


In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville.  This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. The residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. The residency offers the gift of time and space to three artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. Each year the current Bresler Resident Artists will present their work in a three-person exhibition at VisArts.


The Bresler Resident Artist is encouraged to initiate community outreach with the VisArts and greater Rockville communities. Rockville is a progressive, diverse city in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It ranks nationally and state-wide as a leader in environmental sustainability and green power use. Rockville is recognized for its high quality of life, excellent schools, numerous public parks, well-educated, and culturally diverse population. Artists are encouraged to engage with local resources including: Rockville Library, Montgomery College Rockville campus and other local schools, historical sites, Rock Creek Park, the Potomac River watershed, and Rockville’s diverse community.


VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries, an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.


The Bresler Residency does not provide housing for artists. Please contact VisArts directly for resources regarding housing during the residency period.


Terms of Residency:

  • Qualified applicants are professional individual artists or collaborative artist teams over the age of 18; the program is not designed for program is not designed for undergraduate students or commercial artists.


  • Artists working in all media are welcome to apply, but VisArts cannot support the use of hazardous materials that require specific ventilation requirements.


  • The studio may be used only for art-making activities.


  • The Bresler Resident Artist will be provided with a 169 square foot studio. free of charge, for a period of four months. Each studio is equipped with a sink, Wi-Fi connection and abundant natural light. Studio access is 24/7 except during special VisArts events (advance notice will be given). The artist must provide his/her own studio furniture.


  • The Bresler Resident Artist is responsible for maintaining the studio in a safe and reasonably tidy manner, and will not make alterations to the space without permission. The artist must leave the studio in the state in which it was found and remove all belongings at the end of the residency.


  • The Bresler Resident Artist is responsible for acquisition, insurance, and care of his/her materials and equipment. Artists who wish to have kilns and other equipment that create additional electrical use must obtain permission for each piece of equipment that they wish to use in their studios.  There will be a utility surcharge of up to $40.00 per month for those studios that have kilns or other equipment. Use and scheduling of VisArts education studio equipment and additional charges will be determined by the VisArts Education director at her sole discretion.


  • The Bresler Resident Artist will participate in the following during his/her residencies:
    • Work in the studio at VisArts for a minimum of 28 hours/week.
    • Attend monthly gatherings of the VisArts Studio Artists

(possibilities include pot-luck lunches/crit sessions/studio visits by visiting artists, critics, and curators. A schedule will be provided.)

  • Welcome the public during exhibition opening receptions or at scheduled Open Studio events.
  • Attend artist talks and gallery opening receptions.
  • Present an artist talk, workshop, screening, and/or other mutually agreed upon public event that engages the VisArts and greater Rockville communities and resources.
  • Participate in an Annual Bresler Resident Artist Exhibition of work created independently or collaboratively during the residency.


Selection Process:

Applicants will be reviewed by a panel of artists and arts professionals.


Application Process:

Apply online : To complete the online application and submit all images and required documents, Click Here. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Individual or artist collaborative teams may apply. If applying as a collaborative team, please submit work samples that reflect evidence of prior collaborative projects.


  • Bresler Residency Application Form
  • 10 work samples from the last 3 years. Work samples can be a combination of high resolution image files and time-based media (*up to 10 minutes total).
    • *2 minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work
    • Image Requirements: You may submit up to 10 images. They must be in .jpg, .jpeg, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Maximum file size 5MB per image.
    • Files must be labeled in the following way: first name last name_title of artwork_1, first name last name_title of artwork_2, etc. The file number corresponds with the number on the list of works. (Ex. John Doe_Untitled_1.jpg)
  • List of Works Form- Number and label each work in the following way: Artist name, title of artwork, year, media, dimensions, description of artwork is optional.
  • Resume/CV
  • Artist statement (100 words max.)
  • Brief bio (100 words max.)
  • Residency proposal: Describe your project, goals for the residency, and how you might engage with the community or use community resources. You may include a drawing or representative images to help describe your specific proposal. (250 words max.)
  • Indicate preferred residency dates (first and second choice)
  • $15 application fee


All Applications must be submitted online via

Apply Now!


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VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2017 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery.

The Gibbs Street Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art. The gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.

The Common Ground Gallery features exhibitions that reflect the creative pursuits of artists from our community. The gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the DC/Baltimore metro area to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.

Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 before midnight
*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

All application materials must be submitted online through our website no later than 11:59 pm EST on 03/30/2016.

You can find the layout for each gallery here:
Gibbs Street Gallery –
Common Ground Gallery –

SketchUp plans for the galleries is also available upon request.

Application materials may only be submitted online at

RESIDENCY, BERGEN (NORWAY). Deadline: March 1, 2016

This is a Call for a Residency Program in Norway, for 2017 (yes, they do plan ahead in the North!), at the USF Verftet. The residency is open to professional, foreign artists of all fields: visual artists, writers, curators, craft artists, writers, film directors, film makers, dancers, choreographers, stage performers, performance artists, composers, musicians, audio and new media artists. The residence is open to all international artists, except norwegian citizens or artists living in Norway.

The application must consist of the application form, project proposal for the residency period and artist statement, updated cv, documentation of work. Current work is requested. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please note our aim in your application process: “The aim is to strengthen, promote and develop a collaboration between contemporary artists in Bergen and foreign artists.”
We prefer the application to be sent electronically through the application form. Please limit your documentation to maximum 5 MB. If you are sending video material, please refer to downloading sites like Vimeo, YouTube etc.

If you do have a personal updated website, it is accepted as application material for documentation of work, cv etc.
The application deadline is 1st of March every year for residencies the following year.
Residents are selected by a jury composed of Bergen professional artists and other arts professionals.
For more information, please contact AiR manager Line Nord at USF Verftet, Georgernes Verft 12, 501 BERGEN – NORWAY Tel. (+ 47) 55 30 74 10, email


Athens Photo Festival Calls for Exhibitions, Screenings and Photobooks. Deadline: March 21, 2016


The Athens Photo Festival has opened submissions for the 2016 edition, to be held in June – July 2016.

There are three main categories for submission:
• Exhibitions
• Screenings
• Photobook Show
Entry Deadline: 21 March, 2016
The Festival welcomes submissions from emerging and established photographers/artists, collectives and curators from all over the world, for the 2016 main exhibition programme. The selected projects will be exhibited as part of the Athens Photo Festival 2016 at the Benaki Museum, one of the most prestigious museums in Greece.

Entry Deadline: 21 March, 2016
The Festival also welcomes multimedia submissions, featuring a variety of artistic perspectives that explores the interaction between different media (photography, video, sound). The selected projects will be featured during the Athens Photo Festival 2016 at the Benaki Museum.

Entry Deadline: 21 March, 2016
In recognition of the increasing importance of the photo book in contemporary photographic practice, the Festival will present an exhibition dedicated to the form of book and invites artists and publishers worldwide to submit their self-published books for consideration.



The Face(book) of Freedom?. Photoaward. Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016

Now, this is an interesting Call for entries: the Teutloff Museum Photo Award 2016, under the theme “The Face of Freedom”, Deadline March 31, 2016, will be co-juried by Facebook likers and a high-class judging panel. So if you are able to combine what Jodi Dean calls secondary visuality with photographic quality, and a general interest in the subject, this one is for you. Just remember: “freedom” and “liberty” are not the same: While Freedom usually means to be free from something, Liberty means to be free to do something, although both refer to the quality or state of being free.

With this in mind, have a good weekend!



Teutloff Museum invites you to the Teutloff Museum Photo Award 2016, which started December 01, 2015 and will end March 31, 2016, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (CET).

It’s a worldwide call for photography focused on the theme “The Face of Freedom”.

The award is divided into two levels of competition: The first round of judging is based on the number of likes the submitted photographs receive on the related Facebook page until March. The twenty entries with the highest overall number of likes will be selected as the “Finalists” and qualify for the final round of judging.

The best three photographs will be chosen by a judging panel featuring Prof. Dr. Klaus Honnef (art historian, freelance publicist, theorist of artistic photography), Roland Nachtigäller (artistic director of Marta Herford) and Prof. Dr. h.c. Peter Weibel (visual artist, media theorist, director of Center for Art and Media│ZKM, Karlsruhe).

They will be awarded with 5000 €, 3000 €, 2000 € respectively.

Detailed information about the Photo Award 2016 can be found directly on Facebook:
Teutloff Museum Photo Award

And of course, all people who are interested in photography are invited to “like” their favourite photographs.

MROF Documentary Grants. Documentary Photography. Deadline: March 31, 2016




Download the 2016 Photography Grant rules and guidelines

PROPOSALS OF HUMAN IMPORTANCE AND IMPACT: Follow in the footsteps of our 2015 Grant Laureate Pablo Ernesto Piovano of Argentina. Documentary photographers from around the world are invited to submit documentary photography projects along with an 15-image supporting portfolio on topics of human suffering and unrest, forgotten communities, exploited lands and people, on communities ravaged by war, poverty, famine, disease, and the exploitation of global resources.

A GLOBAL GRANT: The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film will award one $5,000 USD grant to one documentary photography project based on the quality of the submitted 15-image portfolio, the strength of the submitted proposal, as well as any supporting materials including an updated CV. The “Top 12″ shortlisted portfolios will be featured and displayed during Les Rencontres d’Arles (Arles, France) at our new 18th century facility and foundation home located on 19/21 Rue de la Liberté/14 Rue Barrême. The selected project must be completed the calendar year following receipt of the grant. Grants are open to professional and emerging photographers in all countries. Photographers are expected to be committed to the field of reportage and documentary photography.

ELIGIBLE WORK: All proposed projects and submitted portfolios must be works of non-fiction and must be based on such pressing social issues as health, poverty, oppression, war, famine, religious/political persecution and similar topics. Proposals must be for new or continuing projects. Portfolios should be a representative sampling of your documentary work.

AWARD RECIPIENTS: Entries must be submitted for each photographer(s) responsible for the work submitted. Group entrants are permitted. One submission set of requested documents will be necessary for each member of a group or team. There will be only one grant issued regardless of the number of photographers involved in the submission.

HOW TO ENTER: All entrants must submit the required supporting materials including the 15 image portfolio, project and budget proposal, resume (CV), and head shot. Please be certain to read the entirety of our guidelines and rules for submission details as described here.

SUBMISSION DATES AND DEADLINES: Submissions begin November 1st of each consecutive year. Subscribe to our email list here to receive notifications.

JUDGING, SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: Judging will take place in three rounds by a panel of selected professionals representing all branches of the documentary photography industry. Round One judging will assess all entries based on submission worthiness. A pre-selection jury will select the “Top-24” and consequently the “Top-12” portfolios during round two. In this round the “Top-24” entrants will be asked to submit high-resolution versions of their submitted images and any new supporting information they may choose to submit. Round three judges will meet in Arles during an early morning selection session to select our new laureate from the “Top-12” list of finalists.

MROF Documentary Grants. Documentary Film. Deadline: March 21, 2016




Download the 2016 Film Grant rules and guidelines

FILMS ON HUMAN IMPORTANCE AND IMPACT: We are pleased and excited to expand our programs to include a new documentary grant category – “Short-Short Documentary Film.” Mirroring the mission of our foundation and themes covered in our still photography grants, we invite documentary film makers around the globe to share their human interest stories and submit their “Short-Short” documentary film projects highlighting human unrest, forgotten communities, over-exploited people and environments impacted by war, poverty, famine, disease, exploitation and global distress.

A GLOBAL GRANT: The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film will award a US$5,000 grant to a single completed “Short-Short” documentary film project. Our grant is open to up-and-coming, independent film makers and directors in all countries. Participant must be committed to the field of reportage and documentary film making.

ELIGIBLE WORK: All entries must be individual, stand-alone non-fiction documentary films of 10 – 30 minutes in length and must have been completed no earlier than two years prior to the March 31 closing date of the submission call. Film submissions may be either an original subject feature or a historical subject feature. Submissions may be produced in actual occurrence, or employ partial reenactment (if needed), stock footage, stills, animation, stop-motion or other techniques, as long as the emphasis is strictly on fact and not fiction. The film must show real characters and not actors portraying the roles of real characters. Dialogue and narration can be produced in any language. All non-English dialogue and narration must be provided with English subtitles.

AWARD RECIPIENTS: Entries must be submitted by the individual(s) most involved in the key creative aspects of the film making process. There will only be one award prize regardless the number of individuals involved in the submission.

HOW TO ENTER: All entrants must complete a grant application, and submit all required supporting materials per rules and submission guidelines found here. Please be certain to read the entirety of our guidelines for submission details and expectations including how and when to submit a digital copy of your completed work being considered for the grant. During second round submissions, no work will be accepted as a link to third-party websites. All work including film must be submitted digitally or physically.

SUBMISSION DATES AND DEADLINES: Submissions begin November 1st of each consecutive year. Subscribe to our email list here to receive notifications.

JUDGING, SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: Judging will take place in two rounds. “Round One” judging will assess all entries submitted via URL links to personal or third-party video hosting sites such as Vimeo or YouTube for quality, content, real world impact on humanity. Of these only the most prolific film projects for the year, called our Top-10 list, will be moved on to “Round Two.” All “Round Two” entries will be required to submit a copy of the actual physical, digital copy of their completed project for judging, inclusion on our website, and for ultimate exhibition during Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France. A grant laureate will be selected from this list.

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