Category Archives: Deadline 05/2015

Artbook Open Call. Deadline: May 24, 2015

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In the past decade, with the rise and consolidation of new technologies, we have seen how the book has become an excellent support for the work of many artists.
Publishing books, fanzines and other publications is now therefore one of the most relevant and contemporary expressive phenomena, to the point that many authors create their works specifically thinking it to be published.
In parallel, we have also seen the birth of many small publishers that have clearly contributed to the promotion of the book as an art object.

For this reason, the EMBARRAT festival, a showcase of most emerging art of Catalonia, ARTBOOK propouse, three new actions on artist publications:

Download the call (spanish only)

Registration form (spanish only)

More information: Roser Cambray


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En los últimos diez años, con el auge y consolidación de las nuevas tecnologías, hemos visto como el libro se ha convertido en un excelente apoyo para la obra de muchos artistas.
La edición de libros, fanzines y otras publicaciones es hoy, pues, uno de los fenómenos expresivos más relevantes y contemporáneos, hasta el punto que muchos autores crean su obra pensándola específicamente para ser publicada.
Paralelamente, también hemos visto nacer muchas pequeñas editoriales que en connivencia con los nuevos artistas, han contribuido claramente al impulso del libro como objeto de arte.

Por este motivo, el festival EMBARRAT, como escaparate del arte más emergente en las tierras del interior de Cataluña, impulsa ARTBOOK, tres nuevas acciones en torno a las publicaciones de artista:

Descargar la convocatoria

Formulario de inscripción (leer antes la convocatoria)

Más información: Roser Cambray

BOOK AWARD ARLES 2015. Deadline: May 31, 2015


In 2015 the Rencontres d’Arles is offering an award to assist with the publication of a dummy book.

Endowed with a €25,000 production budget, this new prize is open to all photographers and artists using photography who submit a dummy book that has never been published. Special attention will be paid to experimental and innovative editorial forms.

The application deadline is 31 May. An international jury will choose the winner.

The winner’s dummy book, as well as those of the nominees, will be on display this summer at Cosmos Arles Books, the new Rencontres d’Arles satellite dedicated to alternative editorial practices. From 6 July to 20 September 2015, the 30 shortlisted projects will be presented in the festival’s official programme in digital form on the festival website.

Terms and Conditions (English)


Les Rencontres de la photographie proposent en 2015 un prix d’aide à la publication d’une maquette de livre.
Doté d’un budget de production de 25 000€, ce nouveau prix est ouvert à tout photographe et artiste utilisant la photographie sur proposition d’une maquette de livre n’ayant jamais fait l’objet d’une publication. Une attention particulière sera portée aux formes éditoriales expérimentales et novatrices.

La date limite de dépôt des candidatures est fixée au 31 mai. Un jury international désignera le gagnant.
La maquette du lauréat, ainsi que celles des nominés seront exposées cet été au sein du Cosmos Arles Books, nouveau satellite des Rencontres d’Arles dédié aux pratiques éditoriales alternatives.

Avec le soutien de la Fondation Luma.

Termes et conditions (Français)


Athens Photo Festival Portfolio Review. Deadline: 18 May, 2015.

The Athens Photo Festival’s Portfolio Reviews offer an opportunity for emerging artists and photographers to meet and engage with international experts in the field of photography. A total of 22 curators, editors, critics and festival’s directors from around the world gather in Athens to provide photographers with networking opportunities, and advice on their work and career development.

This year’s portfolio review programme will take place on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 June 2015, at the Benaki Museum in Athens. Each of the participants will have 6 appointments of their choice over two days. Each individual review session is 20 minutes long. Places are limited, so participants will be selected on first come first serve basis.

In addition to providing professional advice, the reviewers will award the “Best Portfolio” and the winner will have the chance to exhibit at the Athens Photo Festival 2016 edition.

Please check the reviewers list and submit your work online at

Registration now open and deadline is 18 May, 2015.

Organiced by:

Hellenic Centre for Photography
Tsami Karatasou 15
Athens, Attiki 117 42

To learn more about other Portfolio Reviews, please check out our most popular post about international Portfolio Reviews

Workshop with Nicolás Combarro in Manila. Deadline: May 8, 2015

The recent history of contemporary photography and the photobook has undeniably been shaped by Spanish photographers, curators and bookmakers. After the fabulous workshop with Cristina de Middel and Ricardo Cases in India, this time it will be Nicolás Combarro in Manila.

Nicolás is the man who helped Alberto García Alix include video in his work, and a curator involved in Contemporary Spanish photography. As an artist, he uses lens-based and other media in a virtuous dialog, to create installations and interventions in the public space. But most of all, he is an incredible teacher who will show students how to find their own way of expressing themselves in their art, how to go from the single image to a body of work, how to compose a coherent narrative, and how to present all this, in a professional way, to curators and the public. In other words, if you sign up for this workshop, be prepared to forget pretty much everything you knew and take some good days of rest before, because it will be very very intense.

NICOLÁS COMBARRO is coming to Manila to give a MASTERCLASS WORKSHOP from May 19-22 .



Photographers, Image-Based Artists, Designers and Curators, Practitioners in the field of the Arts, Audio-Visual Communications, New Media,  Art History, Architecture, students of Humanities and Fine Arts, both on a professional and student level.

Please send your application (portfolio and letter of interest to Amelia Pacífico, at IED Madrid:

NOTE: On 21 May, Nicolás Combarro will open his SOLO EXHIBIT of photographs and sculptures at PABLO gallery in Bonifacio Global City. He will also do a book signing of “Arquitectura y Resistencia.”

Presented by Thousandfold, IED Madrid – Istituto Europeo di Design, Emaho Magazine for FOTOSEMANA MANILA. The workshop is made possible by the support of Acción Cultural Española and Embajada de España en Filipinas .
FOTOSEMANA MANILA is a Micro Festival of Contemporary Photography is the first event of its kind in Manila, Philippines, hosting one week of activities surrounding the many facets and current tendencies in local and global contemporary photography. The focus of this year is to introduce “Fotografía de Autor” and to celebrate “The Rise of the Photobook”.


FOTOSEMANA tickets and more information :
Event Page :, Instagram and Twitter: @thousandfoldPH

Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Awards. Deadline: May 15, 2015

Organice: Duke University, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location: Durham, NC / Country: United States
Opportunity Type: Award/Fellowship
Application Deadline: 05/15/2015
The Archive of Documentary Arts (ADA) is part of Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Its mission is to collect, promote, preserve, and provide access to audio, moving images, photography, and text from around the world related to the documentary endeavor for the purpose of inspiring reflection, research, creative expression, and dialogue in this moment, and for generations to come.The ADA is committed to diversifying its collection in order to better reflect the multitude of viewpoints and communities from which work is being made in the documentary arts today. To this end, the ADA offers the following purchase awards to acquire photography in 2015:– Award for Documentarians of Color
– Award for Documentarians Working in North Carolina
– Award for Emerging Documentarians
– Award for Innovation in the Documentary Arts
– Award for Women DocumentariansSelected photographers will receive an honorarium of $4500 to print a body of work which will be acquired by the Archive of Documentary Arts. Selected work will be preserved in the non-circulating collections at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, and available for use by students, faculty, and independent researchers. The ADA also promotes collection material through exhibition and a variety of public programs.

Application Instructions
Lisa McCarty
Curator, Archive of Documentary Arts
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University


Culture Vultures Open Residency September 2015. Deadline: May 15th, 2015.

If you are looking for an opportunity to develop cultural understanding through a shared artistic process then this unique interactive artist residency in the heart of Morocco is for you.

The open AIR  residency has at its core a concise mission to bring multi disciplinary international artists together by enhancing dialogue and cross cultural exchange through a variety of arts programmes and cultural events in a unique way, that leads towards an enriching and shared learning experience for all participants in the historical town of Sefrou and the imperial city of Fez, the Moroccan capital of crafts as recognized by UNESCO and world’s largest car-free urban metropolis.

The residency provides opportunities for artists, curators, critical writers and art professionals to research and develop their practices, it supports both emerging and established professionals, working in any medium.

The aim of the residency is to generate a fresh creative space for participants at a crucial point in their career and for the participating artists to leave Sefrou with expanded possibilities, new networks and in some cases even new works.

Selection for the programme will follow the criteria of artistic distinction, nature of contemporary practice and a desire to interact and engage with the local community in the Atlas Mountains, with the ultimate aim of developing an artistic response to their intensive four-week cultural experience.

This immersive residential programme incorporates materclasses and interactive workshops, alongside community engagement and individual studio time.

The progarmme is open to all artistic disciplines across the spectrum including designers, visual artists, installation artists, writers, musicians, performers, researchers or conceptual artists wishing to spend four weeks exploring the techniques, materials and personalities of the traditional crafts masters of the area.  Artists will be housed together in the old medina of Sefrou and  given work spaces where necessary. 


When: This residency will take place from 1st September– 29thSeptember 2015

The program includes

  • Orientation in Sefrou.
  • A half day tour of the in the old city of Fez with a historical guide.
  • Artists dinners.
  • Informal dinners where visiting artists are introduced to the local arts community.
  • Lectures, round tables and presentations.
  • Excursions out of Sefrou to get a fresh perspective of the surrounding area.


The Residence Cost is– 950 Euros


Comfortable accommodation in Sefrou.

Professional facilitation between visiting artists and the local community.

Support of professional practice.

The rich program of activities mentioned above.

Does not include:

Travel to / from Fez at either side of the residency.

Insurance or Food


Submissions deadline is May 15th 2015.  

For an application form click here open air 2015

For more information and submissions mail:

More Information:

Call for Exhibition Proposals. Finnish Museum of Photography’s Project Space. Deadline: May 3, 2015


The Finnish Museum of Photography’s Project space at the Cable Factory (Helsinki, Finland) is an open-application exhibition space. The open call is now organized for the sixth time.

Applications are open to anyone worldwide – both professionals and students – making photographic art. Applications can also be submitted in the name of workgroups.
The Project space is intended for exhibitions and projects that use photography or other lens-based media as tools for art or research. The space shows stimulating exhibitions by both fresh talents and more mature artists. Applications can also be submitted for Project-space exhibition time for screenings, public talks and discussions.

Applications for the year 2016 should be sent by 12pm on the 3rd of May 2015.

Application has to follow the instructions.
You will find detailed instructions on the museum’s website:

Further details:
Curator Tiina Rauhala
+358-(0)50432 7562

Chief Curator: Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger