Category Archives: Deadline 12/2013

Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland). Deadline for Projects: Dec. 16, 2013

Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2014. Lodz, Poland

Submit your projects to the Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2014. The winner will receive the prize of 10,000 PLN (about 2300 euro). Works of the winner and eight finalists will be presented at the exhibition during Fotofestiwal in June 2014 and as a slide show during international festivals of photography. DEADLINE 16.12.2013

Grand Prix Fotofestiwal is a competition organized every year, during which we are awarding the prizes to those artists who present cohesive ideas, brave visions as well as excellent photographic technique and who use the photographic language in a conscious manner. We want to present interesting personalities and new trends of contemporary photography. This invitation is directed at individual photographers. The formula of the competition is open and there are no thematic, age or geographical restrictions. The jury consisting of international curators shall choose one winner and eight finalists from the sent pictures.


10.000 PLN (≈2300 euro) – MAIN PRIZE
the exhibition of all finalists in frame of International Festival of Photography (over 20.000 viewers)
slide show promoting all finalists during international photography festivals, such as: FORMAT International Festival of Photography in Derby (UK), Encontros da Imagem, Braga (Portugal), Photoireland, Dublin (Ireland), Photoville (New York)
GUP honourable mentioned – portfolio presented in online GUP Magazine (25.000 viewers monthly)


Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director for the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Ireland
Krzysztof Candrowicz, director of FOTOFESTIWAL International Festival of Photography in Łódź, Poland
Louis Clements, Artistic Director of QUAD & FORMAT International Photography Festival; UK
Claudia Hinterseer, Independent Photography Professional, The Netherlands
Adam Mazur, Curator, Chef Editor of „SZUM” magazine, Poland
Rafał Milach, Photographer, Co-founder of Sputnik Photos, Poland
Marta Szymańska, Programme Director of FOTOFESTIWAL International Festival of Photography in Łódź, Poland
Jakub Śwircz, Curator, Lecturer, Poland
Erik Vroons, Chief Editor of “GUP” magazine, The Netherlands

More information:

Curate Award. Deadline: Dec. 31, 2013


The Curate award, a joint initiative from the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) and the Prada Foundation, search for “a genuinely fresh and forward-looking take on curatorial practice”. Participation in the competition is not limited to aspiring or established curators; anyone with a great concept is encouraged to enter. Worldwide.

Invitation to Submit

Curate, a unique award launched by Fondazione Prada and the Qatar Museums Authority, is a global search for curatorial talent.

The competition recognises that we are all curators. Everything we choose and collect to surround us has meaning. Great curatorial expressions and ideas on how to exhibit can be communicated in all artistic forms and media, by anyone, whether in the art world or not. Participation in the competition is not limited to aspiring or established curators; anyone with a great concept is encouraged to enter.A world-renowned jury will judge ideas on their creativity and social importance, rewarding those with a contemporary and culturally relevant point of view. They will be looking for an exemplary exhibition that is both far-sighted and critical of the future. The jury will select 20 finalists from which the overall winner will be decided.

The winning curatorial idea will be realised in an exhibition in either or (but not limited to) Qatar and Italy. There are no limits to the form or language in which your curatorial concept can be realised. Your exhibition can include any media. Enter the award by explaining your curatorial idea in a short video. Upload your proposal here.

To illustrate and celebrate the diversity of curatorial concepts, we have invited some of our community to curate their own digital exhibitions on Pinterest. Explore their ideas here throughout the duration of our competition.

How and When?

To enter, upload 1 x video and 1 x page document that explains your concept.Video must be no longer than 2 minutes or bigger than 250MB. Supported formats include .mov .mp4 .avi .wmv .flv

Submission Page

Deadline: 31.12.13

FINALISTS Announced 01.02.14

WINNER Announced 15.04.14

Luminary Residency Program in St. Louis. Deadline: December 31, 2013.

This is a message from The Luminary’s Residency director, Sarrita Hunn. The residency program looks interesting, especially for the part of the “extensive interaction with the landscape of contemporary art” and the “opportunities for artists to engage with the local community”… too bad they have to charge a non-refundable 25$ fee just for sending your portfolio…. but nearly everybody does it nowadays, so I will not be a spoil. Have a look for yourself….

The Luminary Center for the Arts Residency Program supports exceptional emerging artists, curators and critics engaging the world of contemporary art by providing dedicated time and a supportive working environment. The program is open to all artistic, curatorial and critical practices but uniquely supports the research, development and presentation of work that utilizes innovative forms and unconventional structures such as alternative spaces and economies, publications and writing, archives, collaborations, artist-led projects and socially engaged practices. The Luminary staff work closely with each resident to facilitate the space, knowledge and collaborative opportunities (with artists, curators, local residents and other organizations) necessary for their work. Residents are provided well-equipped private studios, housing and many opportunities for public engagement such as lectures, solo exhibitions, studio visits and workshops.

Residencies are available year-round from one week up to three months.
Applications are due Dec. 31st, 2013 for residencies in 2014.

To apply, please download the electronic application <; and email it with all supporting materials to <> . Please note there is a non-refundable $25 application fee.

Please see our website for more information: <;
The Luminary Residency Program – Saint Louis, MO USA

Sarrita Hunn, Residency Program Director
The Luminary Center for the Arts

Vilém Flusser Residency in Berlin. Deadline: Dec. 1, 2013

transmediale – Vilém Flusser Residency Programme for Artistic Research


We ‘know’ that there is nothing wonderful about the world, or about ourselves, (…) and still we produce wonder after wonder. Perhaps (…) what science is really about is not to explain wonders, but to create them. /Vilém Flusser/

We are calling upon artistic research to actively explore the capabilities and limitations of transdisciplinary and transmedial situations in contemporary culture and thus to understand artistic research as exploring the links between aesthetics, materiality, and politics.

The Vilém Flusser Residency Programme for Artistic Research supports projects and activities which are simultaneously conceptual and practice-based. The programme is geared towards the initiation of new research or to the further development of existing projects.

For Vilém Flusser, theory and praxis are intrinsically tied to each other. His nomadic thinking was shaped by a philosophy of positions, experimental testing of different ways of thinking and the linking of different disciplines and methodologies played a significant role in his work. Not the search for the truth but rather the playing around with the aesthetic constitution of truth characterised his thinking, often developed in dialogue with others. A fundamental principle of his philosophy is the dialogue between the disciplines, points of view, and methodologies. Knowledge production as a dialogue between different standpoints, such as between science and art, laboratory and applied research, old and new media, local and global forms of organisation, is therefore the guiding principle for the concept of artistic research, which is supported by the Vilém Flusser Residency Programme for Artistic Research.

This is not a production grant. During the period of residency at least one workshop and public presentation is expected from the selected resident. But there is no pressure to present finished works. Where applicable, the support of publications, exhibitions, interventions and other results of the residency may be negotiated on a project-to-project basis. Special priority will be given to young and/or emerging artist-researchers.

The period of residency is three months: from 1 May till 31 July 2014. The applicant selected by the jury will have the opportunity to further develop the submitted project during the time of the residency. The programme includes:
# travel costs to Berlin
# stipend of 3000 EUR (1000 EUR per month)
# workspace in the _vilém_flusser_archive at the University of Arts (UdK) in Berlin.

Depending on the project, collaborations with classes and studios can be arranged at the UdK Institute for time based media and other UdK institutions.

For more information:

This information was found on the very useful site Residency Unlimited, whose director, Nathalie Anglés, used to run the FOUNDATION LOCATION ONE in NY for many years. Highly recommended resource for finding YOUR residency.


Curatorial Residency at La Galerie, Paris. Deadline: Dec. 2, 2013



Residency dates: 10 April – 11 July 2014
Exhibition dates: 24 May – 12 July 2014
Deadline: application is to be emailed at the latest December 2nd 2013 included.
Each candidate must submit an exhibition proposal which he/she would be able to implement with the help of
La Galerie’s team. The exhibition can be a group show (5 artists maximum), a duo, a solo show…
In addition, the application would be required to:
– Take into consideration the general artistic program of La Galerie
– Have an interest in the French art scene.
To facilitate communication with the team and the public of La Galerie, the curator should speak French or
During the residency, the curator should engage as much as possible with the context of the art centre and
participate actively in public talks and events organised by La Galerie.
The curator should also write an introductory text and accompanying texts on the works for the press release
and the journal of the exhibition.
Deadline: application is to be emailed at the latest December 2nd 2013 included.
to the attention of: Nathanaëlle Puaud, Residency coordinator
Applications should contain only 2 attached files in PDF format (maximum total weight: 4 Mo)
The two PDF files should include:
1) The curator’s CV/biography with his/her name, date of birth, address, phone and email, a list of curated
exhibitions and a bibliography.
2) An exhibition proposal including:
– 4 lines which summarise the exhibition project
– a text (maximum 2 pages) explaining the idea of the exhibition project
– a list of considered artists (even if they’re obviously not confirmed at this stage)
– a short text about each considered artist specifying how his/her work relates to the exhibition (5 lines
– one picture (of an art work or exhibition view) for each artist.
In the case of a duo or a solo exhibition, please provide pictures of various works.
– ideas about public events and workshops to be organised during the exhibition.
Applications sent by post mail and applications which are incomplete will not be accepted.
For any additional information please email:

Full information as PDF: Call for Residency for curator 2014