Category Archives: Deadline 09/2013

Szpilman Award. Residency in Poland and Cash Prize. Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013

Call for application – Szpilman Award 2013

The Szpilman Award is initiated, organised and financed by a group of artists, based in Berlin, Germany and is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations.

The Szpilman Award is awarded annually. The prize winner receives a cash prize, 10 days of residency in Cimochowizna (Poland) and a challenge cup.
The amount of money is dynamic. Szpilman is raising money parallel to the competition. The prize winner receives the money that is raised until September 30, 2013.

Among the applicants, one award winner will be identified.
The challenge cup will be handed over to the next prize winner in the subsequent year.

Everyone can apply for the Szpilman Award, both individuals and groups of persons.

The work must have been realized between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013.

To apply, send in a significant documentation. To that, fill in the application form (PDF) with name, e-mail, telephone, address, title of the work, and date of construction. Send in application plus documentation by post.
Application form
Deadline: 30/09/13
Contact: Patrick Koch


Multidisciplinary Residency in Portugal. Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013

This Call is sent by Micaela Ferreira from ARTErra, a residency for artists placed in a small village in Portugal. The venue counts with workshops, resources tools and local partnerships in a rural context.

The application must contain the following elements:
– C.V. artist
– Portfolio, videos, photos …
– Description of the project to be undertaken ARTERRA out, including the project’s objectives, needs and expectations of residence and all the details necessary to understanding the proposal.
– Dates and Duration of residence (2 options)
– Details (need for meals, work characteristics, number of persons, additional information relevant to the work process)

Rua Nossa Senhora. do Crasto,Nº380
Lobão da Beira
3460-207 Tondela



Coordenadas / Coordinates:
Latitude: 40°31’15.86″NLongitude: 8° 1’57.64″W

The ARTERRA is a private initiative.

Webpage To apply contact by mail to : or Cell Phone +(351)963779054

Residency in Northern Morocco. Deadline: Sept. 10. 2013.

Jessica Stephens has asked us to post this artists residency project that she is organizing around a pilgrimage festival in northern Morocco. Please note that the event takes place in the middle of January and the submission deadline is the 10th of September, and that “Photography is NOT permitted at Sidi Ali thus photographers or film makers wishing to apply should take this into consideration”.
Here comes the information:

Artist in Residency (AiR) Sidi Ali, Morocco

12th – 19th  January 2014.

Culture Vultures announces an artists’ call-out for the second edition of an 8-day artist residence program around the Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouch pilgrimage festival (Moussem), pulling artists deep into a fusion of Islam and Moroccan folklore.

Slaughter by Hollis Bennett

The itinerary summary  – Facilitated daytime and nighttime visits to the Moussem of Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouch interwoven with a program of talks, presentations,  interviews and feedback dinners with locals involved in the moussem and academics specializing in the field of Islamic studies and Moroccan culture.  The program also incorporates cultural activities such as a hammam visit and local trips to the surrounding area rich in heritage and fertile landscape.

The artists – the program is open to visual artists, dancers, performers, writers, designers, musicians, and multi-media artists interested in the rich culture, ceremonial festival and spiritual pilgrimage who want to gain insight, draw inspiration and obtain material to feed their work and artistic practice. The definition of artist is broad.

NOTE –Photography is NOT permitted at Sidi Ali thus photographers or film makers wishing to apply should take this into consideration.

More information:


Jessica Stephens
Culture Coordinator
(00 212)06 45 22 32 03

Postcard Collective Call. Deadline: Sept. 1, 2013

Postcard Collective Fall Exchange Call for Entries


Motivated by an intrinsic human desire to share experience, our mission is to build and maintain a network of individuals who seek to share their art with each other in the form of postcards, to open up a direct line of communication between artists, and to promote a sense of camaraderie and connectedness throughout the Collective.


The Postcard Collective operates under a seasonal format, in which a themed postcard exchange occurs once every three months. For each round, we invite outside artists to participate alongside our active members.

Call to Artists – Fall 2013

Deadline: September 1, 2013

We are now accepting entries for the Fall 2013 Exchange, which will be happening on November 1st. To be considered for participation, please submit the form at

Call for Entries for dienacht #14 (or one of the next issues). Deadline: ASAP

This is a Call from our friend Carlin, editor of dienacht, a printed Magazine for Photography, Design and Subculture published in Berlin. Photography usually is the main topic, but they also feature Illustration, Graphic-Design, and other visual art forms, as well as articles about underground movies, music and self-publishing.

Go for it!

Der Herr Kapitän. Jawoll !

“dienacht likes to see and publish strong, timeless photography. It’s not about showing the most recent series or bodies of work. All kind of photographic genres are showcased in the magazine, excepting fashion photography.
dienacht is published 2x/year, printed in a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, in English and German.
dienacht is a portfolio magazine.

dienacht is not only a magazine. Single and group exhibitions took place during the last 5 years in different cities in Germany and Luxembourg, showing artists featured in dienacht, guest lectures and talks were hold at universities, colleges and photo festivals.

dienacht is based in Germany – so yes, I also speak German!

Download the mediakit here (German only). If you need any press images, information or the Mediakit in English, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

What other people say about dienacht
Some reviews about dienacht Magazine, Exhibitions and books published by dienacht Publishing.

Please send a PDF of your photography portfolio or series (up to 15 images per project); dienacht is also open for Illustration and Graphic-Design submissions. I am looking forward to seeing your works!”

Call for Entries for dienacht #14 (or one of the next issues).
More info:

Six scholarschips for bilingual photography courses in Madrid. Deadline extended to : Sept. 17, 2013.

IED Madrid Photography SCHOLARSHIPS:

European Master of Fine Art Photography, International Photobook and Professional Photography

Alena Zhandarova, Stipend of the EMFAPh 2011
Image: The City of Brides by Alena Zhandarova

Photography is too good to be considered simply art” (Ant!foto Manifesto, 2013). If you want to specialise in this discipline, train with one of our key programmes. We offer practical training, innovative and based on the excellence of the teaching staff and the carrying out of an individual project. Participation period: 17rd September, 2013.

A new Professional Photography Specialisation Course and the third edition of the International Photobook Specialisation Course begin this autumn. The fourth edition of the prestigious European Master in Fine Art Photography begins in January, 2014.

The training courses for which we are announcing scholarships are the following:

European Master of Fine Art Photography
Dates: January, 2014 – December, 2014
The practical and innovative European Master in Fine Art Photography is a unique programme based on the excellence of its teachers: Alejandro CastelloteElger EsserJoan FontcubertaAndreas Müller-PohleMartin Parr and Simon Roberts, among others.

International Photobook Specialisation Course
Dates: September, 2013 – January, 2014
During the whole process one of the most enriching aspects of the programme is that of working closely with teachers. We have with us leading figures in the photobook sector: artists, editors and international theorists of recognized academic quality, like Horacio Fernández, Martin Parr and Irina Tchmyreva, among others.

Professional Photography Specialisation Course
Dates: October, 2013 – January, 2014
The co-directors of the course, Ricardo Cases and Paul Kranzler, enjoy as much success in their commissions work as in the artistic sphere. In this programme, they will teach the student how to find a style of his/her own within professional photography.

European Master in Fine Art Photography
One first scholarship equivalent to €8,500 off the course fee.
One second scholarship equivalent to €4,250 off the course fee.

Photobook International Specialisation Course 
One first scholarship equivalent to €1,700 off the course fee.
One second scholarship equivalent to €850 off the course fee.

Professional Photography Specialisation Course 
One first scholarship equivalent to €2,800 off the course fee.
One second scholarship equivalent to €1,400 off the course fee.


1. People of any origin or nationality can take part.

2. The scholarships are awarded in a discretional way, based on the documentation received and the development potential of the candidate. The pre-selected applicants will be contacted for a brief interview in person, by telephone or skype.

3. The European Master in Fine Art Photography, the Professional Photography Specialisation Course and the International Photobook Specialisation Course are given in English. There are some activities, case studies and lectures which are given in Spanish with simultaneous translation. A medium-high level of English is required.

4. Dynamics of the competition: the participants will have to fill out the competition application form, attaching their curriculum vitae, portfolio and a motivation letter.

5. Scholarships:

– One first prize for the European Master in Fine Art Photography equivalent to €8,500 off the course fee *.

– One second prize for the European Master in Fine Art Photography equivalent to €4,250 off the course fee *.

– One first prize for the Professional Photography Specialisation Course equivalent to €2,800 off the course fee *.

– One second prize for the Professional Photography Specialisation Course equivalent to €1,400 off the course fee *.

– One first prize for the International Photobook Specialisation Course equivalent to €1,700 off the course fee *.

– One second prize for the International Photobook Specialisation Course equivalent to €850 off the course fee *.

6. All the winners will have to pay the course registration fee (€4,000 for the European Master in Fine Art Photography; €1,100 for the Professional Photography Specialisation Course; €700 for the International Photobook Specialisation Course). The winners of the second prizes will have to pay the registration fee and the difference between the price of the course and the amount of the prize (€4,000 registration fee plus €4,250 in course fees for the European Master in Fine Art Photography; €1,100 registration fee plus €1,400 in course fees for the Professional Photography Specialisation Course; €700 registration fee plus €850 in course fees for the International Photobook Specialisation Course).

7. In no case are the scholarship amounts repayable in cash.

8. To receive the grant it is ESSENTIAL to enrol and pay the registration fee within a period of 10 days starting from Friday 8st of September, 2013 the date of the announcement of the winners.

9. Rules. Winners must be aware of and observe the rules contained in the general regulations of the IED Madrid, and accept and sign the specific regulations for scholarship holders within a period of a week from the announcement of the awarding of the prize.

10. Winners must study the whole of the Master in the IED Madrid, and risk losing the scholarship if they transfer to another centre.

11. 90% minimum attendance at classes.

12. The scholarship holders must actively participate in all the special and multidisciplinary projects proposed by the school: presentation events, supervised competitions and workshops.

13. The scholarship holders must actively participate in the documentation of the Master activities, maintenance of the blog, description of journeys, workshops, lectures, etc.

14. The Masters course will not take place if the minimum number of students is not reached, This will mean the loss of the scholarship.

15. The cancellation of the course during the official announcement of 2013-2014 will give rise to the loss of the scholarship.

16. Failure to comply with any of the obligations described will mean the loss of the scholarship.

17. The scholarship holders give their consent to their name appearing in the Newspoint bulletin and other promotional materials of the IED.

18. The participation period ends on the 17 September, 2013 at 10:00, Madrid time.

19. The judges decision will be announced on the 20th of September, 2013 at 18:00, Madrid time, via

20. In accordance with Organic Law 25/1999 of the 13th of December, regarding Personal Data Protection, we inform you of the inclusion of your personal and professional data to an automated file entitled STUDENTS and FORMER STUDENTS, managed by the Istituto Europeo di Design S.L., with the aim of offering you information on the administrative processing of your academic record, course and training applications, information, scholarships and grants, events, workshops and any other promotional purpose. You are likewise informed of your righto to access, rectify, cancel and oppose the use of your data, by writing to the following address: Istituto Europeo di Design, calle Larra, 14 28004 Madrid o

21. Participation in this competition entails the acceptance of these conditions **.

*The expenses of additional didactic activities are not included in the scholarship amount.

**These conditions are correct except for printing errors and can be found at

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Submissions for Open Programme at WARSAW PHOTO DAYS. Deadline: September 5, 2013

A message from our friend Katarzyna Majak, about the possibility to participate in the open program of the Warsaw Phot Festival. I like the “There is no entry fee” part … Great job, KitKat!

“Dear Captain (and a cleaning Lady)no cleaning after Warsaw Photo Days – a brand new photo festival in Warsaw headquarters :)please tell other photography pirates to react to our open programme call 🙂 Grazias!!! Katarzyna”


Submissions are now being accepted for the first edition of Warsaw Photo Days Open Programme based under the theme ‘CLASH’.

Open Programme welcomes entries from visual artists both nationally and internationally, supporting all disciplines of photographic (and photography-based) practice.

Our Jury will select 3-5 projects which will be exhibited during the festival (Warsaw, Poland).

Our theme – ‘CLASH’ – may be understood and interpreted in a number of ways e.g.: mixed media practices, opposites, meetings, collisions, borders, body / spirituality, male / female, pixel / grain, full / void, culture / nature, passive / active, tradition / modernity, life / death, open / closed, light / dark, synthesis, pop culture / kitsch / high culture, global / local, documentary / fiction and others.

We are looking for both photographic and mixed media projects using photography and/ or video.

Submissions sent by email to have to include the following:
pdf containing a set of photographs from the project (resolution 72 dpi), file size up to 5Mb;
description in pdf – max. 1800 characters, that obligatory includes:
-project statement (and how it relates to the theme);
-information whether or not the project has already been presented (if so, where);
-proposed formats and technical description;
-brief artist’s bio;
-for video work – a link to a web page;
-contact information (email, phone, Skype, mailing address).
Our Jury will decline your submission if it does not follow all the guidelines.

All applications must be received by September 5, 2013 (23:59 CET).

One artist can submit one project for consideration.

There is no entry fee.

Application deadline: 5 September 2013 (23:59 CET)
Results: 15 September 2013 – announced on
Exhibitions: 4-31 October 2013
Terms and Conditions of participation:

Reminders Photography Stronghold Residencies in Tokyo. Next deadline: September 10, 2013.

I was made aware of this opportunity through my friend Manik Katyal, who is one of the judges for this grant.
Mmmmh. I don’t like the small text that much: “*Printing, framing, insuring and transportation will be covered by the applicant”. However, have a look at this if you need a good excuse to go to Tokyo.

All the best, Moritz

THERE ARE 4 DEADLINES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR and they will be selecting one grantee for each deadline:



Upon receiving you proposal our commissioned judges will review your proposal. If your proposal is successfully approved, you can use our gallery space for 5 days or more – up to 30 days for free.
Photographers, curators, galleriests, book publishers and organizations as either initials or a group are eligible to apply.
*Our gallery space is one of the largest individual galleries in Tokyo.
*Benefits of showing work in our exhibition space include world wide publicity . Using our global network, we will be supporting the publicizing of photographers and their works, your photographic presentation or campaign, or your book launch. Any alternative proposal on photography for the best use for this gallery space is welcome – but all proposals will be reviewed and only successful proposal will receive this grant.
*If you are selected, you will receive 5-days free stay at the RPS residence.
*Printing, framing, insuring and transportation will be covered by the applicant.


If you contribute to take part of in a photo exhibition, workshop, lecture or artist talk or make any contribution to the benefit of RPS – you can stay at our residence for up to 5 days. You need to submit the proposal and our commissioned judges will review the proposal.
*Printing, framing, insuring and transportation will be covered by the applicant.

To apply each grant, please go to

Residence for Animation Artist, Tokyo 2014. Deadline: Sept 9, 2013

Application Guide

1. Aims of the project:

This project, organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho / Government of Japan), is an artist in residence program which aims to provide three outstanding young animation artists from around the world with an opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese animation culture. In doing so, we aim to promote both the creation of excellent works of animation and a better understanding of Japanese culture.

2. Target field: Animation production

3. Number of applicants accepted: 3

4. Duration of the program: 70 days between January 7th and March 17th 2014

5. Support provided

  1. Travel expenses
  2. Living allowance
  3. ravel insurance
  4. Rental accommodation (including workspace)
  5. Location: Tokyo
  6. Expert assistance
  7. Opportunity to present finished work
  8. Opportunities to interact with Japanese creators

6. Program summary

  1. Education/training: participants will give reports on the progress of their work being created as part of the program and will receive guidance from accomplished Japanese animators/experts on a regular basis.
  2. Visits/exchange events: participants will visit animation studios and participate in exchange events with artists and students enrolled in art programs at educational institutions.
  3. Creation of a new work: participants will begin a new work while in Japan and present the finished work or one part of a work in progress at the end of their stay.

7. Conditions of participation

Applicants must:

  1. Reside outside of Japan and be a citizen of a country other than Japan.
  2. Have had one of their animated works screened at an international film
    festival, exhibition or similar event.
  3. Be between the ages of 20 and 35 on September 9th 2013.
  4. Be able to speak either English or Japanese at least well enough to communicate in everyday situations.
  5. Be in good health.
  6. Have access to the equipment necessary to participate in a remote interview (i.e. a computer capable of connecting to the internet and using

8. Application period

Applications will be accepted beginning July 1st 2013. Application forms and all required documents/materials must be received by this office by September 9th.

9. Application procedure

A. Fill out the application formFill out the application form (you can download this( Excel ) form from the
Japan Image Council website)

B. Documents/materials to be submitted:

  1. Documents describing the work to be created as part of this program. It is preferable that applicants submit documents (story board, script, etc.) which make it possible to understand plans for the work in detail.
  2. Upload up to 3 of your previous works to YouTube or Vimeo (include a password if necessary). In the case of an installation, upload any additional materials other than video and write the link at which they can be accessed on your application form.
  3. Proof of a work having been screened at a film festival, featured in an exhibition, etc. (e.g. a copy of the list of works in a festival catalogue). Proof of more than one film having been screened is not required.
  4. Proof of age and citizenship (e.g. a photocopy of your passport).

To complete the application process, please send the application form (A) and the required documents and materials (B) via email attachments to the following address:
If your circumstances do not allow you to upload video to the Internet submission via DVD or other video media may be accepted. In such cases our office must be contacted in advance.

10. Selection

A selection committee composed of experts in this field will make two rounds of selections (the first based on applications, the second based on interviews conducted via the Internet) to arrive at a preliminary list of candidates to be invited to participate in the program. Those selected will be contacted at the beginning of November and once all conditions of participation have been confirmed the selection will be formally announced.

11. Notice of terms of application/participation.

By applying to this program applicants acknowledge that they agree to the following terms and conditions.

  1. After the application period has ended applications cannot as a rule be rescinded. If unavoidable circumstances arise please notify us as soon as possible.
  2. Applicants will not as a rule decline an invitation after they are selected to participate in the program.
  3. Participants understand the purpose of their stay and will spend the entire period in Japan. As a rule applicants will not return to their home countries until the program has ended.
  4. Participants will actively take part in activities related to the program such as lectures, workshops, and visits to schools and studios.
  5. Applicants submit a plan for an animated work at least three minutes in length. If they are selected participants in the program will work on this animation project while in Japan and at the end of their stay will present either a completed work or a work in progress to show what they have accomplished during their time in Japan.
  6. If what is presented at the end of the program is one part of a work in progress (see (5) above), the participant will complete the work after leaving Japan and submit a DVD of the finished work by December 2014.
  7. The name of this program, “International Invitation Program for Animation Artists 2014″, and the logos of the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs and Japan Image Council must be displayed in the credits of the completed work.
  8. As a general rule all equipment (computers, cameras, etc.) needed to produce the work created as part of the program will be brought by the participants.

12. Contact information

Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2014
2-10-2, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, 150-0002 Tokyo, JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-6670-5676
fax: +81-3-5466-0054