Category Archives: Deadline 11/2012

Laguna art prizes in various disciplines, Italy. Deadline: Nov. 27, 2012

7th International Arte Laguna Prize

Applications open for painting, sculpture, photographic art, video art and performing art.

MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), Arte Laguna.

The Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in collaboration with Arte Laguna, organizes the Seventh Edition of the International Art Prize “Arte Laguna”, aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art. The total value of the Prize is 170.000 Euros.
The Prize obtained a medal by the President of the Italian Republic, with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Veneto Region, the Municipality of Venice, Cà Foscari University of Venice, and the European Institute of Design among others. The contest features the awarding of cash prizes, the organization of an important collective exhibition in Venice, exhibitions in Art Galleries, Art Residencies and the publication of the official Catalogue. The Prize is divided into five sections: painting, photographic art, sculpture and installation, video and performance, and virtual art. Participants can freely choose the subject of their artworks.


The Prize is open to all Artists, without any limit of age, sex, nationality or other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks, in one or more sections. Technical details:

Painting – works realized with technical and stylistic freedom (oil, tempera, acrylic, ink, vinyl, watercolor, graphite, pencil, collage, etc.) on whatever support (canvas, paper, wood, plastics, iron, etc.). The maximum size allowed for each work is 175 cm per side. It is possible to submit polyptycs as one single work, as long as they fall within the overall 175 cm; they must be submitted as multiple works if the total size exceeds 175 cm.

Sculpture and installation – works created with any organic or inorganic material. Sounds, lights, videos, mechanical or electrical movements can be used in the works. It is possible to present the works as a digital photographic project. The maximum size allowed for each work is: base 4 meters, depth 4 meters, height 8 meters, and no weight limits.
The authore of the sculpture or of the installation, if selected as a finalist for the collective exhibition, will have to provide the Head Office of the Prize with all the necessary material in order to exhibit the artwork.

Photographic Art – color and b/w analog photos, color and b/w digital photos, color and b/w digital elaborations, works created on the computer. The maximum size allowed for each work is 175 cm per side.

Video Art and Animation – videos, films and works made with all the animation techniques on any digital and analog support. Works must last 15 minutes at most, opening titles and closing credits included. For the final exhibition artists have to send the original works saved on DVD in high quality and in formats compatible with the mostly used reading systems.

Performance – Every artist or group of artists can participate with one or more performances, using any technique, expressive form and with the use of any support materials. Finalist artists will perform live on the opening night and will have to provide all necessary materials for the realization of the performance. Each performance can last 10 minutes at most. Copyright and SIAE rights must be provided for works that include non original music or images, if necessary.

Virtual Art – iFOPE: artworks entirely created using computer softwares, graphics, and 3D animations; artworks and videos created using smartphone or tablet applications; virtual installations, net art.



PRIZE Painting: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Sculpture: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Photographic Art: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Videoart and Animation & Performance: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Virtual Art iFOPE: 7,000 euros*
* The awarded artworks will remain artists’ property. Withholding taxof 25% on money prizes. The money prizes will be given during the awarding ceremony.


“FOPE gioielli” – development of an artistic project with the winning artist of the virtual art section.


Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in the same section till October 23, 2012.

“Technymon ARTresidency”: Art residency in Mumbai or Chicago for 1 month: 1 artist + 1 final exhibition
The residency includes: journey, accommodation, an art grant of 500 Euros (a grant to sustain the artist in carrying out the project), final exhibition in a Gallery. One of the works created during the residency will be the property of Technymon. Reserved to artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.

“Glass School Abate Zanetti”: Art residency in Venice for 1 month for 1 artist + development of a project with master glassmakers + open day
The residency includes: accommodation, workshop, development of a project with master glassmaker Giancarlo Signoretto, open day.
Reserved to artists who participate with 2 works in the same section; at the end of the application period, you will be asked to send a project that will be evaluated in order to choose the winner. The work created will be signed also by master Giancarlo Signoretto and will be the artist´s property; one copy will remain to the School.

“Art Stays”: Art residency in Slovenia for 7 days for 1 artist + final exhibition
The residency includes: accommodation, board, study, curatorial assistance, participation in the festival and final exhibition.
ART STAYS, an International Festival of Contemporary Art and the main annual event of visual arts in Slovenia. One of the artworks will be Art Stays´s property. Reserved to artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.

“iaab”: Art residency in Basel for 3 months for 1 artist + open day
The residency includes: accommodation, study, curatorial assistance, open day
The artwork will remain the artist’s property. Reserved to artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.


“Open”: Participation in the exhibition in Venice for 1 month for 1 artist
The participation includes: curatorial assistance and participation in Open, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations in Venice, which will exhibit in 2013 during the Venice Film Festival. Reserved to artist who apply to the sculpture & installations section.

“Romanian Cultural and Humanistic Research Institute in Venice”
The Romanian Cultural and Humaniistic Research Institute of Venice hosts a selection of Under25 artists, in conjunction with the Collective Exhibition of the finalists of the 7th Arte Laguna Prize.


Personal exhibitions include setting-up, opening and press releases that will be organized by each Gallery. Each Gallery is responsible for the setting up and the organization of Exhibitions. Artists are responsible for covering transportation (round trip) expenses and any insurance costs for artworks.

Application fee

For the partial support of the organization expenses, the application fee is 50 Euros for 1 work and 90 Euros for 2 works submitted in the same section; for every additional work (in the same section) the fee is 45 Euros, to be paid as specified in ART.6.
For under-25 artists the application fee is 45 Euros for 1 work and 80 Euros for 2 works submitted in the same section; for every additional work (in the same section) the fee is 40 Euros.

Conditions of participation

All the artists can apply for the Prizes in these ways:

1.) on-line
2.) by mail: sending the application in an envelope or giving the application to the address below
with the following materials:
– application form filled in
– a short biography,
– a picture of each work (minimum size: 15×20 cm; maximum size: 20x30cm) witten on the back the name, surname, country, title of the work, dimensions, technique, year,
– copy of the payment of the application fee. The documentation and the photos won’t be given back.

Deadline: Deadline postponed: 27/11/12- by mail, 05/12/12 – directly on-line

Head Office of the Prize: ARTE LAGUNA
Via Roma 29/A
31021 Mogliano (TV)
phone: +39 041 5937242

Call for Curatorial Projects. Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (MAMBO). Deadline: November 23, 2012.

Call for Curatorial projects. This post is in Spanish only. Please run it through an online translator in order to get the information in your most suitable language.


Tipo de evento: Premios y Concursos

Fecha inicio de presentación: 29 Octubre de 2012

Fecha fin de presentación: 23 Noviembre de 2012

Organiza y/o se celebra:

– Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (MAMBO)

ver más información

Dotación: Los ganadores realizarán una exposición en el Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá. Además, 10.000.000 pesos colombianos a cada uno de los dos ganadores.

Ubicación actual : Calle 24. No. 6-00.
Tel.: +57 128 60 466


Información sobre el Premio/Concurso: 
El Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá en alianza con la Secretaría Distrital de Cultura Recreación y Deporte y la Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, realiza una convocatoria dirigida a curadores nacionales, interesados en indagar y analizar la producción artística en la ciudad de Bogotá con el fin de consolidar un proyecto curatorial que será presentado en el primer piso del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá.

Se otorgará la suma de diez millones de pesos m/cte ($10.000.000. m/cte) a los dos ganadores de proyectos curatoriales para su investigación. La realización de estas exposiciones se llevaran a cabo en el 2013 y en el 2014 respectivamente.

Este programa está dirigido a curadores con experiencia profesional mínima de tres años en la organización y difusión de proyectos curatoriales en el campo de las artes visuales y que comprendan la manera en que se construyen las relaciones entre artistas y sus prácticas, cómo se desarrollan y circulan. El curador debe presentar un proyecto de investigación curatorial.


Estimular el desarrollo de proyectos curatoriales en la ciudad de Bogotá.

Desarrollar el rol que los curadores juegan al estrechar relaciones entre diferentes contextos.

Dar la posibilidad de investigar y circular la producción artística en el Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá.


Se otorgará un premio por un valor de diez millones de pesos m/cte. ($10.000.000. m/cte) a cada uno de los dos ganadores.

Cada ganador realizará una exposición en el primer piso del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, una se llevará a cabo en el año 2013 y la otra en el año 2014.


Personas naturales sin ánimo de lucro de nacionalidad colombiana que tengan experiencia específica en curaduría de mínimo 3 años, que hayan publicado textos en el contexto profesional.

Colectivo de curadores de nacionalidad colombiana (cada participante con experiencia en curaduría mínimo de 3 años y que hayan publicado textos en el contexto profesional y que esté constituido bajo la modalidad de consorcio o unión temporal).


Curadores de otra nacionalidad diferente a la colombiana.

Personas vinculadas al Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, así como sus parientes hasta el segundo grado de consanguinidad, segundo de afinidad o primero civil.

Las personas que tengan vínculos de parentesco hasta el segundo grado de consanguinidad, segundo de afinidad, o primero civil, con los jurados de la convocatoria.

Las personas naturales que directa o indirectamente hayan tenido participación en la preparación y elaboración de los términos, requisitos y condiciones de la presente convocatoria.

Nota: En el caso que alguna de las personas mencionadas incurra en cualquiera de las prohibiciones anteriores, se descalificará al concursante y a la propuesta presentada en la etapa en que se encuentre.


La propuesta debe ser escrita en computador, de fácil lectura máximo de 10 páginas, en letra Arial 12, con espacio simple y páginas debidamente enumeradas.

El participante deberá elaborar un proyecto curatorial de investigación que responda al objetivo de la convocatoria, con una estructura clara, con objetivos bien planteados, medibles, actividades concretas, viabilidad logística y económica.


Proyectos curatoriales que se generen a partir de una investigación, que sea pertinente con el análisis de la creación artística en el arte colombiano, concretamente en la ciudad de Bogotá y su relación con otros contextos.

Proyectos curatoriales que se generen a partir de una investigación relacionada con las prácticas de circulación en el contexto de Colombia y específicamente de la ciudad de Bogotá.

Proyectos curatoriales que se generen a partir de una investigación relacionada con la producción de discursos del arte colombiano.

El proyecto curatorial debe incluir:


1. Presentación.

2. Antecedentes y justificación de la curaduría. (Sí el proyecto cuenta con una investigación preliminar, podrá anexarse como material adicional.).

3. Postulado curatorial.

4. Perfil del (los) artista(s) estudiado(s) o descripción del (los) temas(s) o período(s) escogido(s).

5. Objetivos de la curaduría.

6. Metodología.

7. Fuentes primarias.

8. Bibliografía.

9. Lista de obras y localización en colecciones privadas y públicas.

10. Tipo de material de apoyo de la exposición.

11. Estrategias editoriales.

12. Estrategias pedagógicas.

13. Estrategias de socialización de los resultados de la propuesta.

14. Presupuesto desglosado del costo de la realización de la exposición.

15. Cronograma.


El proyecto deberá ser presentado en el plazo estipulado, hasta el viernes 23 de noviembre de 2012.

El proyecto no podrá tener compromisos con otras instituciones.

Un participante no podrá inscribirse con más de una propuesta en esta convocatoria.

Las propuestas colectivas, deberán presentarse como agrupaciones o colectivos, constituidos bajo la modalidad de consorcios o uniones temporales.

Las inscripciones que carezcan de proyectos serán descalificadas.

La investigación curatorial propuesta no debe haber sido presentada para otras convocatorias anteriormente.

Los eventos no estipulados en la presente convocatoria serán resueltos por El Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá en conjunto con el jurado de la convocatoria.


Formulario de participación individual o colectivo debidamente firmado.

Una copia de la hoja de vida actualizada. Si es un colectivo deben estar las hojas de vida actualizadas de todos los integrantes.

En caso de ser un colectivo debe adjuntarse el documento de la constitución del grupo.

Material que permita demostrar la participación en actividades artísticas o investigativas desarrolladas en el área de Curaduría que soporten los 3 años de experiencia mínimos requeridos y la publicación de los textos en el ámbito profesional.

Fotocopias de los documentos de identidad.


Los concursantes deberán presentar de acuerdo con las fechas y horarios establecidos en el cronograma de la presente convocatoria: tres carpetas con la documentación idéntica requerida, todo en un mismo sobre sellado y rotulado de la siguiente manera



Señores: Curaduría

Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá.

Convocatoria para proyectos de Curaduría 2012

Cll. 24 No. 6 – 00 Bogotá D.C.


Nombre del concursante

Nombre Título del proyecto


Número telefónico y Celular

Correo electrónico

El sobre deberá ser enviado por correo certificado al Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá a la siguiente dirección: Calle 24 Nº 6 -00, o radicarse en la portería del Museo de martes a viernes, en el horario de de 10:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. desde la fecha de apertura de la convocatoria jueves 1 de noviembre de 2012, hasta el viernes 23 de noviembre de 2012.

Se sugiere tener en cuenta el tiempo necesario para enviar la propuesta, con el fin de que ésta sea recibida en la sede del MAMBO a más tardar en la fecha y hora límite de cierre de la presente convocatoria (23 de noviembre, 5:00 p.m. en punto).

Nota: No habrá revisión de requisitos en el momento de entregar la propuesta.

El Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá enviará por correo electrónico a cada concursante un comprobante de inscripción, fecha de recibimiento de la propuesta y nombre del concursante.


Una vez cerrado el concurso, las propuestas serán abiertas en presencia de un equipo de verificación que ha designado el Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, dicho equipo verificará que la documentación entregada por los concursantes se encuentre de acuerdo con las condiciones establecidas en la presente convocatoria.

En la página web del MAMBO,, será publicado el listado con los nombres de los curadores habilitados.

Curadores habilitados: aquel concursante que entregó la documentación formal y propuesta completa.


Las propuestas que no entreguen documentación completa.

Incumplimiento de las condiciones, los términos y los requisitos establecidos en la presente convocatoria.

Inconsistencia o incumplimiento de los requisitos de participación y/o deberes descritos en esta convocatoria, falsedad o fraude en cualquiera de las etapas de inscripción, verificación, evaluación, selección y desarrollo de la respectiva propuesta.

Sí el concursante presenta más de una propuesta en esta convocatoria.

Sí las guías de correo certificado llegan con fecha y/u hora borrosa o ilegible.

El jurado estará conformado por tres personas expertas vinculadas a las artes. Este jurado será designado por el Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, quienes emitirán un concepto escrito para cada una de las propuestas. El jurado se reunirá en jornada de deliberación con el fin de seleccionar las propuestas ganadoras.

El jurado podrá citar a sustentación al representante de la propuesta cuando lo considere pertinente.

Las deliberaciones del jurado son secretas, no obstante la decisión que allí se tome deberá consignarse en el acta de recomendación. En todos los casos el jurado sustentará su decisión con argumentos técnicos claros, necesarios y suficientes para el concurso en concreto, los cuales deberán quedar consignados en el acta respectiva.

El jurado efectuará la selección por unanimidad o mayoría calificada.

La selección efectuada por el jurado será inapelable.

Sí el jurado por unanimidad encuentra en la deliberación, que la calidad de las propuestas evaluadas, no ameritan el otorgamiento del estímulo, podrá recomendar declarar desierto el concurso y su decisión quedará consignada en el acta correspondiente.

En caso de inhabilidad o en caso que un ganador decline su premio, el Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá convocará a una nueva reunión del jurado para la designación de un nuevo ganador.

El Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá acogerá el fallo del jurado, y una vez publicado la administración del museo desembolsará los premios. Los resultados del fallo se publicarán de acuerdo con el cronograma que establece la presente convocatoria, en la página web del MAMBO,


En los criterios de evaluación de los proyectos se tomarán en cuenta los siguientes puntos:

– Solidez formal y conceptual del proyecto.

– Calidad del trabajo profesional del aspirante.

– Contribución del curador a su disciplina y al sector de su influencia en el campo artístico.

– Viabilidad operativa y económica del proyecto.

– Pertinencia con los lineamientos de la convocatoria.

El jurado podrá considerar criterios adicionales de evaluación que se ajusten a la naturaleza de la convocatoria y de ser así se consignarán en el acta correspondiente.

La recomendación contenida en el fallo del jurado será acogida por el Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá siempre y cuando se ajuste a las condiciones previstas en la convocatoria.

Los proyectos no ganadores podrán ser retirados en la oficina de Curaduría del MAMBO por el participante, o por quien el delegue mediante autorización escrita, a más tardar dos meses después de la publicación de los resultados. En caso contrario serán destruidos.


Recibir oportunamente los aportes económicos implicados para la investigación curatorial.

Participar de las acciones de divulgación y socialización del proyecto que el Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá realice.


Destinar la totalidad del estímulo económico otorgado para el desarrollo integral de la investigación.

Realizar la curaduría y coordinación de la exposición en el primer piso del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, en los plazos acordados por el Museo.

Los ganadores en el momento de la muestra se obligan a tramitar ante los titulares las respectivas licencias sobre las obras de las que no es titular. El ganador diligenciará, bajo su firma y reconocimiento ante notario los contratos de licencia de derechos de autor con todas y cada una de las personas que sean titulares de los derechos de autor y conexos de las obras.

En el momento de la realización de la muestra deberá ubicar, avaluar y gestionar el préstamo de las piezas que serán incluidas en la exposición.

Registrar, si aplica, el proyecto ante la Dirección Nacional del Derecho de Autor, con el fin de proteger sus derechos.

En el momento de la exposición los ganadores deberán tramitar la autorización del uso de imágenes en caso de reproducción en medios de divulgación, catálogos y piezas de apoyo e la exposición.

Los ganadores deberán concertar con el departamento de Curaduría del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá en los 15 días siguientes del fallo, un cronograma de actividades y de entregas parciales de la investigación además de los requerimientos que sean necesarios para la muestra del proyecto.

Elaborar un texto analítico y crítico resultado de la investigación curatorial con una extensión mínima de 20 cuartillas a doble espacio en Arial para incluir en el catálogo de la exposición, el cual será entregado directamente a la Curaduría en los tiempos previstos.

En el momento de la exposición apoyar la coordinación y producción editorial del catálogo en conjunto con el diseñador del museo.

En su momento, se debe ejecutar el proyecto tal como fue presentado y seleccionado por el jurado. Cualquier modificación debe ser autorizada por la Curaduría del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá.

Acoger las observaciones que realice la Curaduría del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá en el desarrollo y cumplimiento del proyecto.

Asistir puntualmente a las actividades programadas por el Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá. Durante la realización de la investigación, el ganador deberá participar en distintas actividades (reuniones, conferencias, encuentros, actividades de divulgación, prensa y presentaciones) programadas por las áreas de Curaduría, Educación y Prensa del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá.

Todas las piezas de comunicación que se generen dentro del desarrollo del proyecto deberán contar con el visto bueno de las áreas de Diseño y Curaduría del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá antes de entrar a impresión, con el fin de garantizar un adecuado uso de la imagen institucional del Museo.

En caso de incumplimiento de las obligaciones adquiridas, o en caso de cualquier práctica desleal de parte del ganador, en relación con los términos de esta convocatoria, deberá devolver cualquier suma de dinero que sea otorgada como estímulo económico, junto con sus intereses y actualizaciones.

Sí el ganador de la convocatoria reside fuera de la ciudad de Bogotá, deberá asumir los gastos de desplazamiento necesarios para cumplir con los deberes señalados en esta convocatoria.

Deberes del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá Supervisar y cooperar con el cumplimiento de las obligaciones del ganador.

Efectuar el desembolso al ganador en los términos previstos en la convocatoria.

De acuerdo con la deliberación y la recomendación del jurado, el museo establecerá la programación de los ganadores para la realización de la exposición según sea su criterio para el año 2013 y 2014.

La producción de las exposiciones correrá por cuenta del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá en alianza con la Secretaría Distrital de Cultura Recreación y Deporte y la Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño de acuerdo con las propuestas aceptadas.

Coordinar y realizar el catálogo que acompaña las exposiciones.

De acuerdo con los lineamientos del Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá.

Texto facilitado por la Galería y/o Sala de Exposiciones

Two Memphis Bus Shelters Call. Deadline: Nov. 30, 2012

Two Memphis Bus Shelters RFQ – Deadline: November 30, 2012

Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) | Binghampton Bus Stop Shelters project


Deadline: Friday, 30 November 2012, 5:00 PM

Eligibility: Artists/designers in the U.S. Previous public art experience required.

Budget: $41,000 (for both shelters)

The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) is commissioning two works of public art in the form of artistic, yet functional, bus stop shelters at existing bus stops in the Binghampton neighborhood. The UrbanArt Commission is facilitating the project.

Please upload the following materials to our digital UrbanArt Artist Registry:

  • Résumé with current contact information, not to exceed 2 pages.
  • Images of your work that are relevant to this project and are good representations of your style of work, 20 maximum.
  • Image identification sheet with location, brief description, and project budget.
  • Typed, letter explaining your interest in the project and your general approach/concept to its design and production. NOTE: this should not take the form of a formal design proposal, but rather a description of your methods for producing a design and finished project if selected.
  • List of three professional references, including current phone and email.

Download the complete Memphis Bus Shelters RFQ
With questions and for additional information, please contact Whitney Ranson, Director of Public Art or (901) 454-0474

How to apply for UrbanArt Public Art projects and the opportunities listserv

Watch this space for information and application requirements about upcoming projects.

NOTE: To apply for projects first-time users of the system must upload a profile to the Artist Registry.

Once your profile is complete, you can apply to any project in the future. Artists who upload their portfolio will begin receiving the weekly UrbanArt opportunities listserv of public art opportunities in Memphis and the region, nationally and internationally.

This Artists Handbook covers the process of applying for public art projects in Memphis, as well as the design and fabrication process if you are selected for a project commission. UrbanArt strongly advises prospective artists to study this text before submitting applications to open projects. Questions may be directed to Whitney Ranson at:

Artists are selected for commissions in different ways depending on the funding client.

Some prefer to invite specific artists to submit proposals, while others mandate an open applications system.

If you have any problems joining the Artist Registry or applying for projects, please contact:

For the guidelines structuring the City of Memphis ‘Percent for Art’ Program, please download the PDF provided.

If you are interested in participating on a project Selection Committee, please send Whitney Ranson your current resume with contact information and a statement of interest no longer than 3 paragraphs in length at:

Please describe your current community affiliations including home and/or business address, background with community development, education, public art, or any other activities you believe will contribute to the positive outcome of our projects.

APPLICATIONS FOR ART PROJECT GRANTS 2013. Deadline: Nov. 27, 2012.


FUNDACIÓN BILBAO BIZKAIA KUTXA, BBK, seeking to promote actions to help
young creative artists, is working with FUNDACIÓN BILBAO ARTE FUNDAZIOA in
issuing this call for applications for art project grants.
The idea is to provide  material and  financial  aid, as well as assistance  for the
production of  artistic  projects.  This call seeks to encourage the production of art and
the development of proposals in all individual and group artistic disciplines, on th e
understanding that the projects funded must be undertaken in 2013.
Anyone who leaves the venue or fails to use it for the purpose for which it is seconded
will accept the resolution the Foundation could take, and it will be unquestionable.
As an international call, anyone who is interested can apply. The applicant must
provide its experience and capacity to mark the end of the proposed project.
During the development of the project, the artist is supposed to live  in the area  around
The projects will be selected by a jury designated for that specific purpose. The names
of the jury members will be posted on the Fundación Bilbao Arte website before  one
week before the deadline.
Fundación Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa will provide funding to meet expenses approved in
advance by the jury to cover the material requirements specified for those projects.
Two time-frames are envisaged for grant-funded projects:
E.  six months (a choice of January-June or July-December)
F.  twelve months as from January 2012.



These grants provide financial aid plus the temporary use of a venue at Fundación
Bilbao Arte for projects that can justify their need of a studio.
The artists selected to use these venues will have at their disposal the full infrastructure
of the various production workshops at the centre.
The secondment of a venue entails its continued use throughout the approved term of
the project. Anyone who leaves the venue or fails to use it for the purpose for which it is
seconded will be considered to have given it up, and by extension to have given up the
right to use the materials funded by Fundación Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa, and will be
required to refund the value of any materials already received at the time when they
cease to use the venue.
A maximum of 10 grants of this type will be available, in the amount of no more than €
4000 each for 12-month projects and € 2000 for 6-month projects, plus the temporary
use of a studio.


These grants cover the production of projects that require the temporary use of one or
more of the workshops at Fundación Bilbao Arte, i.e. engraving and screen printing,
new technologies, sculpture, photography and the film stage.
The artists selected to receive Production  Grants will have at their disposal the full
infrastructure of the various production workshops at the centre, plus advice and co -ordination when necessary from the master artists at the shops.
Artists awarded  Production  Grants are expected to attend the facilities of the
foundation regularly, and to take an active part in any collective projects that may be
promoted by Fundación Bilbao Arte.
A maximum of 10 grants of this type will be available, in the amount of  no more than €
4000 each for 12-month projects and € 2000 for 6-month projects.


Artists awarded grants of this type undertake to work as assistants at the production
workshops under the guidance and direction of the various master artists for four hours
per day, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week.
They will be expected to develop their own projects concurrently with their co-operation
Applicants should provide an outline of their curriculum, and indicate the specialist field
in which they are interested: new technologies, sculpture, engraving or communication.
A maximum of four grants of this type will be awarded, in the amount of € 5.500 each,
covering a single 11-month term from February 1 to December 31, 2013. The grant will
be paid in monthly instalments of € 500.
Failure to attend the centre or abide by these regulations will be grounds for automatic
cancellation of the grant.


Regardless of which of the three foregoing types of grant are applied for, Fundación
Bilbao Arte may also offer applicants the chance to request  a maximum of 8
accommodation/ residence grants  entitling recipients to share a residence with other
Bilbao Arte artists during the term of their projects.
Rent and current  expenses (insurances, water, electricity,wi-fi…), with an estimated
cost of €200 / month will be included in the budget the applicants must provide
regardless the type of grant they are interested in.
Applicants who wish to request this grant should explain their reasons for doing so in
an appendix to their application. Due to the limited places, the jury will attend items like
needs or distance.


1.  Applicants for any type of grant should provide a dossier on the project to be
carried out, including this items:
A.  Brief description of the project (up to 30 lines long).
B.  Images, outlines or sketches related with the proposed project.
C.  Curriculum vitae (for group applications it is recommended that individual CVs
for all members be submitted).
2.  A detailed breakdown  (taxes included)  of all expected expenditure on
consumables for the project. (Items excluded: purchases of equipment for more
than 15% ot the total grant,  travel  expenses  o per diem allowances). Applicant
for residence grant must include the fees described in D. in the total.
3.  Additional graphic material such as brochures, sketches and images as
considered appropriate to help understand the project.
One copy of all the documents required under points one and two above must be
submitted typewritten on size A4 paper and another in PDF format on a CD.
The documentation required under point 3 need not be submitted in PDF form.


The jury that will consider grants for secondment of venues and Workshop Grants will
comprise three renowned specialists from the world of creative art, education, criticism
and artistic management. Their decision is final.
The jury that will consider applications for co-operation and residence grants will
comprise members of the management team of Fundación Bilbao Arte.  Their decision
is final.


Applications for all types of grant may be submitted from the date of disclosure of these
rules and regulations up to November 27, 2012.
In the case of applications submitted by mail, compliance with this deadline will be
judged by the date of the postmark.


Call for Entries: Terry O’Neill /TAG Award 2012. Deadline: November 22, 2012

Terry O’Neill /TAG Award 2012


Call for entries for the Terry O’Neill/TAG Award 2012.

The Terry O’Neill Award has been running since 2007, it has developed through the support of Sunday Times Magazine, Remote New Media, Hotshoe Magazine, and TAG Creative and all the photographers and the photographic industry to become one of the most “hotly” contested photographic Awards of current times.

This year Terry O’Neil/TAG are joined by new sponsors, F22/State Magazine, Hungry Eye, and The Strand Gallery.

The Terry O’Neill Award/TAG is aimed at finding and promoting new talent, creating a platform for upcoming photographers. The Terry O’Neill/TAG Award is unique, as it is based around the series or the narrative; photographers must enter a minimum of 3 pictures a maximum of 6. The categories are open, so photographers can enter fine art, photo-journalism, still-life, portratiture, landscape, wildlife, fashion, in order that they can submit their current photographic practice. The entrance fee is £5 per picture for students and £7 per picture for non-students.

The judges are looking for the strongest series of work and for the strongest narrative.

1ST PRIZE £3000 / 2ND PRIZE£1000 / 3RD PRIZE £500

A selection of the top ten photographers’ work will also be published in a special feature in The Sunday Times magazine

Ten Photographers will be shortlisted for the Award and exhibited at The Strand Gallery in London, in January.

Martel Colour Print will be sponsoring the shortlisted photographers with printing and mounting for the exhibition.

Closing date: 22nd November 2012

Judging date: 9th December 2012


Further info / Submissions :

OMNIVORE #2, Call for Photography Slideshows. Deadline: Nov 13, 2012

OMNIVORE PHOTO SESSIONS is going into the 2nd edition. They look for photographic works in a slideshow format and will chose 9 works for their screening. The first screening can be watched online at


At this session we focus on documentary photography with the theme CONTEXT.

Detect and acquire features of the enviroment,
as a set of circumstances that cause a message.
Deadline for the submissions
The deadline for the submissions will be November 13th. Any
submission after this date will not be accepted. The decision of the
jury will be made public on December 1th.

Format of submissions
Every participant can submit to a
single photographic project in slideshow format (.mov, .avi,
.mpg…) The slideshow can include audio and video, but photographic
image should be its main content. Every slideshow should
include the name of the project, the name of its author and the
appropiate credits. The participants could send links to Youtube or
Vimeo or use file transfer services such as Dropbox or Wetransfer.

Results of the call
Selected works will be screened in our OMNIVORE PHOTO SESSION
#2. This free and open to the public screening will be held in ESPACIO
MOLINOS DEL RÍO-CABALLERIZAS, on December 13th, at 19h.
Part of the chosen works could be later selected for their inclusion
in OMNIVORE PHOTO NOTEBOOK #1, a photobook to be printed in
the coming months. This photobook will have a print run of 333
books, and 13 books will be sent to each of the participants in the

Jury and selections
The jury of this open call will consist of Gustavo Alemán, Agus
Bres, Blanca Galindo, Julián Garnés García, Pascual Martínez and
Juanan Requena, founder members of Omnivore Photo. The jury
will chose a maximum of 9 submissions to be part of the
screening.The decision of the jury will be final.

Author responsibility
The author is responsible for the work presented and declares that
he holds the full ownership of the work and the rights to it including
audio and audiovisual materials used in it and the image
rights of third parties. The organization recommends the use of
royalty-free or Creative Commons-licensed music in the slideshows.

Reproduction rights
The authors selected authorize the total or partial reproduction of
his work in the screening scheduled into this open call as well as in
the Vimeo channel of Omnivore Photo
( . The works selected for the
screening could also be published later in a subsequent publication,
so the authors grant the the right of reproduction and exploitation
of the work to the purposes of this publication
OMNIVORE believes in photography as a tool for self-expression.
We make projects, small and big, to make fine art photography
grow. OMNIVORE PHOTO SESSIONS is the first of those projects.
Omnivore Photo is a nonprofit initiative. All the benefits of its
activities are intended to finance new projects.

Two Calls for Papers on photography. Deadlines: Nov. 12 and Dec 10, 2012

First Call for Papers: 39th Annual AAH Conference, University of Reading

Deadline: Nov 12, 2012

Photography and the Histories of Sculpture:
What role has photography played in forming sculpture’s place in art history?
39th Annual AAH conference and bookfair
University of Reading, 11 – 13 April 2013
Conveners: Henry Moore Institute (Lisa Le Feuvre and Jon Wood)

This session asks: what role has photography played in forming
sculpture’s place in art history? Working across disciplines and
histories of sculpture, exhibition making, museum studies and
photography, this session discusses the formation of art historical
narratives, seeking to unpack past narratives and ask questions of how
future narratives might be constructed. Addressing the role photographs
and their producers have played in articulating sculptures’ meanings
and histories, this session invites papers that take stock of the
impact of photography on the histories of sculpture and its shaping of
understandings of ‘sculpture’ by: communicating exhibitions,
collections and works; distributing, interpreting and fictionalising
sculpture; developing art historical analyses and positions; enabling
research of sculpture.

This session is also interested in analysing the photography of
sculpture as a subject of exhibitions and publications, as seen, for
example, in the exhibitions Close Encounters: The Sculptor’s Studio in
the Age of the Camera (Henry Moore Institute, 2000) and The Original
Copy (MOMA, 2010). Likewise, the artistic treatments of sculpture
through photography are pertinent to the relationship between sculpture
and photography; these changing relations have ramifications for our
developing art historical grasp of sculpture, as it becomes analysed as
much through its representation as through its direct encounter. This
session strives to be trans-historical, inviting papers from academics,
artists, curators and writers addressing early photography as much as
recent experiments.

We invite proposals for 25 minute conference papers. Please submit a
250 word abstract and short CV to Kirstie Gregory (Research Programme

Deadline for submissions is Monday 12 November 2012.  For more details
visit our Research pages on


Second Call for Papers: The Reflexive Photographer

Deadline: Dec 10, 2012


Edited by Rosie Miller, Jonathan Carson and Theresa Wilkie
(School of Art & Design, University of Salford, UK)

We invite international submissions to be included in this forthcoming
book, to be published by MuseumsEtc ( in 2013.

Proposals are welcomed from writers, academics, photographers,
curators, artists and other visual practitioners.

This book will bring together the varied ways in which reflexivity
manifests itself within photography and the photograph.  In this
instance we are taking a broad approach to the term (as evidenced in
the suggestions below), where ‘reflexivity’ is used to describe:

–    The  methods and dialogues that practitioners use to interrogate
their own work; and,
–    The manner in which these devices enable the photographer to
engage in an exchange with the work of others and with the world around

We are seeking chapters that deal with a wide range of issues in
relation to the principle of the reflexive photographer. This could
encompass – but is not limited to – conceptual, cultural, historical
and visual concerns relating to:

•    The historical perspectives of reflexivity
•    The photographer making visual work that is reflexive
•    The photographer writing about and reflecting on their own work
•    The use or affect that the materials of photography (the lens, the
camera, etc.) have on reflexivity
•    The photographer using notebooks and sketchbooks (or equivalent)
as a reflexive tool
•    The use or affect that different types of editing have on
•    The photographer writing about the work of others as a reflexive
•    The analysis of seminal texts from key photographers
•    The interview as a means to reveal reflexivity
•    The examination of reflexivity where more than one practitioner is
at work
•    The use of the photograph as a form of life writing
•    The use of reflexivity in the context of photography in the
digital sphere

Additionally, we are interested in examining different formats for

•    The book
•    Correspondence
•    The manifesto
•    The blog
•    The diary
•    The travelogue
•    The exhibition
•    Exhibition commentary, interpretation and/or the exhibition
•    The photo collective or group

This list is not exhaustive and we welcome proposals on other themes.

Submitting a proposal
If you are interested in being considered as a contributor, please
submit a proposal (using Microsoft Word) of between 300-500 words with
a short biography and CV (which, combined, must not exceed two sides of

The deadline for submissions is 10 December 2012. Please email your
proposal to If you have any queries please email
Rosie Miller at

Should your proposal be accepted the length of a chapter will be
2000-6000 words or, if you are proposing a visual work, you will have
between 6-8 pages. Please prepare your proposal with these parameters
in mind. The work should not have been published elsewhere.

The book will be published in print and digital editions by MuseumsEtc
in 2013. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the
publication and a discount on more.

The Editors
Rosie Miller is a Lecturer and Critical & Contextual Studies Area
Leader in the School of Art & Design, University of Salford, UK.
Jonathan Carson is Associate Head (Academic) and Senior Lecturer in
Critical & Contextual Studies in the School of Art & Design, University
of Salford, UK. Theresa Wilkie is Director of Design & Culture and
Senior Lecturer in Critical & Contextual Studies in the School of Art &
Design, University of Salford, UK. All three previously edited
Photography and the Artist’s Book (MuseumsEtc, 2012).


Curator Competition in Turkey. Deadline: Nov. 5, 2012



Akbank Sanat announces the first edition of the International Curator Competition. Curators from around the world are encouraged to submit proposals by November 5, 2012.

Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition is intended to provide support for emerging curators, reinforce interest in curatorial practices, and encourage new projects in the field of contemporary art. Developed and coordinated by Basak Senova, the competition has as an application-based process. The content and the quality of the proposals will be evaluated by an international jury consisting of three curators. This year’s jury includes Jack Persekian (Director of the Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem and Head Curator of the Palestinian Museum) Francis McKee (director of CCA, Glasgow, tutor and research fellow at Glasgow School of Art), and Basak Senova (independent curator).

The winning curator is given opportunities to release the proposal as an exhibition that will run from February, 15  to April, 30, 2013 at Akbank Art Centre, Istanbul, accompanied with an exhibition catalogue and additional activities. The curatorial fee, the exhibition production, travelling expenses of the curator/s and artists, the production of the catalogue and the additional activities will be covered by Akbank Sanat.

Eligibility: Curators under the age of 40 are eligible to apply to the competition. There is no condition of residency or citizenship. Curators may apply to the competition as individuals as well as in groups (or as curatorial collectives). Curators will not be allowed to participate as artists in the projects.

Guidelines: By filling the application form (to be downloaded from the curators will explain the conceptual framework of the exhibition proposal as well as the artists and their works in detail. There could be additional activities (for instance: talks or video screenings) that could be incorporated into the exhibition proposal. Application forms must be written in English. Applicants are expected to submit (only electronic copies) the completed application form, CV (max. 2 pages) and accompanying visual material for their proposals (max. 4MB in total) by sending emails to Closing date for the applications is November, 5 2012, 17:00 GMT +2. Late applications shall not be considered for evaluation. Entries must be previously unpublished as well as the proposals has not been realised or exhibited before.

The website contains the plan of the exhibition space, guidelines, and the application form.


All applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision by November, 23, 2012

For further inquiries please contact


Akbank Art Center

Istiklal Cad. No. 8

Beyoglu / Istanbul, Turkey

+90 212 252 3500


Postdoctoral Art History Research Fellowship (New York). Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (New York)

Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Application deadline: Nov 1, 2012

The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU announces a postdoctoral fellowship
supported by the A. W. Mellon Foundation for academic years 2013–2015.
The fellowship is held in conjunction with the IFA / Mellon Foundation
review of research and teaching in the fields of art history,
archaeology, and conservation. This fellowship will provide the
opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching
experience at a graduate level and participating in a major research
initiative. The Fellow is expected to carry out research on a project
leading to a major publication, participate in meetings of relevant
working groups, and teach one graduate level course each year. In
addition to these responsibilities, in the second year the Fellow is to
organize a seminar, conference, or workshop stemming from their
research topic.

Applications must be received by November 1, 2012.

For information on qualifications, compensation, and application visit:

Prix Marc de Montalembert 2013 for Mediterranean Studies. Deadline: Nov 1, 2012

This is a Call for participation for scholars (PhD holders or PhD students) who have performed academic research on the culture in the Mediterranean region, and are thus eligible for the Marc de Montalembert prize. The call is in French and English and they also offer a residency on the Greek island of Rhodes, which sounds tempting, from a sailor’s point of view. Have a look and judge for yourselves, though…

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The Marc de Montalembert Foundation and the French Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) have formed
a partnership to sponsor the Marc de Montalembert Prize of 8,000 euros. The grant will be awarded to support
a research project whose outcome must constitute an original contribution to the knowledge of the arts of the
Mediterranean world. The Foundation will also offer the grant holder the possibility of a residency at its
headquarters in Rhodes, Greece.

To be eligible the candidate must :
– be born in a country bordering the Mediterranean or be a citizen of that country,
– be under 35 years of age on November 1st, 2012,
– hold a PhD degree (doctorate) or be of equivalent academic stature.

Evaluation of candidates
The evaluation of candidates will be based on their curriculum vitae and on their project’s originality, feasibility and
relevance to the Mediterranean world. The project presentations should be written preferably in French, though
those in English will be also considered. They must include a work schedule, a precise indication of how the candidate
intends to work within one of the Institute’s specific academic research field, an estimate of expenses, a description
of the final form the project will take, and specifications concerning its potential publication. The research proposal
must be accompanied by a hand-written covering letter of intent in French, and two letters of reference by qualified
professionals capable of certifying the dependability of the candidate as well as the quality of the research project.
Only individual projects will be considered.

Implementation of the grant
The project will be carried out over a period of one year. It will comprise first a month in Paris as a visiting
scholar of the Institute, and, upon completion of the project, a second stay in Paris during which the result of
the grant holder’s work will presented to a selected public. The cost of both trips and living expenses incurred
will be covered jointly by the Foundation and the Institute. The grant holder will receive the benefit of tutorial
counsel from a member of the Institute’s academic staff with whom (s)he will stay in touch for the duration of
the project. The result of his(er) work will be published in an appropriate form with the help of the Institute.

– Applications will be accepted from September 1st, 2012 to November, 1st 2012,
– Application deadline : November 1st 2012 – the postmark vouching for the date,
– The Prize winner will be announced in the second half of January 2013.
Im portant reminders
The applications must include: a curriculum vitae, a photograph of an official identity document, the project
written in French or English, the project’s link with one of the Institute specific field of study, a work schedule,
a budget estimate, a hand-written letter of intent, and two recommendation letters. Incomplete applications
will not be considered.

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Appel a candidatures, Prix Marc de Montalembert 2013

Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), Paris
Deadline: Nov 1, 2012

La Fondation Marc de Montalembert et l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art se sont associés pour l’attribution du Prix Marc de Montalembert
d’un montant de 8 000 euros. Ce prix soutient l’achèvement d’un travail de recherche qui contribue à une meilleure connaissance des
arts et de la culture du monde méditerranéen. La Fondation Marc de Montalembert offre en outre au lauréat la possibilité de séjourner à
son siège à Rhodes, en Grèce.

Modalités de candidature

Conditions éligibilité
Les candidat(e)s doivent :

– être né(e)s dans un pays riverain de la Méditerranée, ou en avoir la nationalité ;
– avoir moins de 35 ans au 1er novembre 2012 ;
– être titulaires d’un doctorat ou en avoir le niveau

La Réception des candidatures s’effectue du 1er septembre au 1er novembre 2012.

Vous trouverez toutes les informations relatives à ce prix dans le document joint, ainsi que sur le site de l’INHA
et sur le site de la Fondation Marc de Montalembert


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