Tokyo international photography competition. Deadline: June 28, 2016

Open to photographers worldwide. Winners will be Showcased in Traveling Exhibition

Building on the success of last year’s critically acclaimed touring exhibition of the 2015 Tokyo International Photo Competition winners, presented in Tokyo, Japan; Guatemala City, Guatemala; New York City, USA; and Sydney, Australia (still on view for a few more days at the “Head-on Photo Festival”), the theme for the fourth edition is Origin.

Etymologically speaking, “origin” denotes “beginning”, “source”, “birth”, “rise” or “start”. Marcus Garvey, a renowned civil rights activist at the turn of the previous century, said “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

Who are we? Where do we come from? Where do we belong?

Since the dawn of time, cultures have shared origin myths, weaving an intergenerational chain linking the past to the present. From the Norse cosmology of nine home worlds unified by the World Tree Yggdrasil, to modern-day endeavors in genealogy and mapping one’s family tree, origin stories provide us with a sense and a place of belonging. Origins allow us to live in the present, with an eye on a future shaped by our collective past.

At a time of increased uncertainty and tension on both the interpersonal and global stages, photography’s role in helping us negotiate our daily existence has never been stronger. For our fourth edition of the Tokyo International Photography Competition, we ask you to capture Origin.

ENTRY INFORMATION

 

The Tokyo International Photography Festival competition is open to photographers worldwide, over the age of 18.

THEME: Origin
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 28, 2016
ENTRY FEE: $35 per series (up to 6 images, thematically connected)

PRIZES

EIGHT SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHERS

A group of 8 photographers will be selected by our Jury to to present their work in a traveling exhibition in Tokyo (JP), before heading out to New York(USA), and beyond!

ONE GRAND PRIX WINNER

In addition to the group exhibition, one photographer will be chosen by the Jury as the Grand Prix Winner who will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the Opening Party of the exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.

MEET THE JURY

 

Gwen Lee– Director, Singapore International Photography Festival (Singapore)

Keizo Kitajima – Photographer / Founder, photographers’ gallery (Japan)

Mark Pearson– Founder / Director, ZEN FOTO GALLERY (Japan)

Sujon Song– Co-Founder and co-diretor, Seoul Lunar Foto (S. Korea)

Christine Barthe– Curator, Musée du Quai Branly (France)

Erik Kessels– Artist / Photography Curator (The Netherlands)

Marc Prust– Independent Photography Consultant / Curator (The Netherlands)

Sandra Phillips– Senior Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA)

Alejandro Castellote– Independent curator / Writer / Professor (Spain)

Allegra Cordero di Montezemolo– Exhibition Coordinator / Curator, Center for the Image (Mexico)

Azu Nwagbogu– Founder / Director, African Artists’ Foundation (Nigeria)

 

Click here to Submit

International Scholarship Program at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Deadline: June 30, 2016

Launched in 2009, the International Fellowship Programme offers scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend one to three months on a research residency at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

The programme supports research projects that bear direct relation to the diverse institutions and rich collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It aims to strengthen the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s position within the international scholarly network and is therefore aimed specifically at foreign scholars who do not reside in Germany. The programme especially promotes young researchers. The fellowships allow researchers to work on their project and make professional contacts at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. As a result, they also get to participate in the scholarly and cultural life within the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz.

Graduate scholars, postgraduates and doctoral candidates as well as post-docs and professors who do not have their residence in Germany are eligible for application. The applicants must hold at least a first university degree (M.A. or equivalent degree) at the time of application.

The application deadlines are as follows June 30th for the first half of the following year, December 31st for the second half of the following year.

-The application has to be submitted directly to the Director General of the SMB, either via email or via postal mail to the following address:

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Der Generaldirektor ,Stauffenbergstr. 41, 10785 Berlin

forschung@smb.spk-berlin.de

GO TO THE ORIGINAL PAGE: http://www.smb.museum/en/research/scholarship-programmes/international-scholarship-programme.html

 

 

The Curatorial School. Deadline: June 24 2016

As part of the second edition of the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival (VIVA), theValletta 2018 Foundation opened the second edition of its Curatorial School.

-taking place till the 4th September, at the University of Malta Valletta Campus.

The weeklong programme with international curators and academics is intended for practitioners and students from a variety of related areas including curating, fine arts, art education, and history of art. Participants in the course follow a programme of lectures, attend hands on workshops, and are able to present their own curatorial ideas during guided seminars.

-The theme for this year’s programme is Curating: Communities and Contexts, and dealswith the relationship between exhibition, narrative and audience; contextual art; engaging audiences; socially engaged practices in contemporary art; art in public spaces; globalisation and the curatorial field. Some sessions will present individual exhibitions curated by guest speakers and international artists talking about their own practice.

-This year’s curators include Fulya Erdemci (curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial), Simon Sheikh (curator and professor of curating at Goldsmiths in London), Mai Abu ElDahab (curator of Liverpool Biennial 2014), Paul Ardenne (art critic and curator of Luxembourg Pavilion at Venice Biennale, 2015), Bassam el Baroni (curator of EVA Biennial in Limerick, Ireland, in 2014) and Adam Budak (chief curator at the National Gallery in Prague). Other speakers include Lennard Dost (freelance curator and art critic, artistic director of Nieuwe Vide), Mare van Koningsveld (freelance curator), Libia Castro and Olafur Olafsson (artists), Ferhat Özgür (artist), Gail Feigenbaum (associate director at the Getty Research Institute), Leo Delgaauw (scholar), Zineb Sedira (contemporary artist) and Iury Lech (director of MADATAC, Madrid).

FOR MORE INFORMATION ENTER THE PAGE: http://www.viva.org.mt/

 

 

Black Mountain School. Open call Residency

Black Mountain School, is an experiment in education and community in the spirit of Black Mountain College, the residence was open in May 2016. The new school, which has been founded by two North Carolina artists, is inspired by Black Mountain College, where Fuller was a key faculty member.

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Mountain-College-Experiment-Press/dp/0262518457

Black Mountain School cites extreme tuition costs, corporatized profit-driven learning, and a one-size-fits-all curriculum as the reasons to resurrect a school that embodies the principles that governed Black Mountain College. The initial two summer sessions will each offer 22 classes and run for two weeks. Reviving the same communal lifestyle at Black Mountain College, thirty instructors will live, work, and create with the students.

Classes at the school range from theoretical and text-based to hands-on and outdoors. There are no academic prerequisites for enrolling as a student, and those participating will also have the opportunity to teach if so desired. Students and guest lecturers at BMS are young and old, and come from within institutions (such as Wendy Woon from the Museum of Modern Art) and outside of them. Drawing on the original Black Mountain College, students help with different administrative tasks, while staff are free to take classes.

CLASS STRUCTURE:

When it came time to develop a framework for the curriculum at the Black Mountain School, it quickly became apparent that a flexible approach would be needed to encompass the full spectrum of learning opportunities we wanted the school to provide. The solution was to adopt a multi-tiered curriculum in which class structure varies depending on the nature of the class and the goals of both teachers and learners. Fittingly, it was nature that provided a template in the form of the four principle states of matter:

Solid courses are fixed in nature and emphasize the acquisition of concrete skills. As such Solid courses are most like conventional classes with set schedules and a sequential approach to learning. Because of these traits, Solid courses will likely require an established class roster with regular attendance.
Liquid courses are a combination of structured and self-directed learning. While Liquid courses still emphasize the roles of teacher and student, both parties are empowered (and encouraged) to collaborate with each other in defining the scope and scale of the class experience. Liquid courses are not restricted to a specific duration or roster, they take on whatever form the collective will of the class dictates.

Gas courses are experimental, free form, and student-driven learning experiences. Unlike Solid and Liquid courses, Gas courses derive their structure entirely from students, empowering them to assume the role of experts and educators on any topics or ideas they are interested in exploring. A Gas course can be a recurring activity or an impromptu event, it can be a skill-based workshop or a forum of equals.

Plasma courses are intensive, experiential, and event-based learning experiences that are intended to punctuate the Black Mountain School curriculum. Singular in nature, Plasma courses provide unique opportunities for both teachers and students to share and explore through a broad range of performances, workshops, and events.

STAFF:

Velveteen
Dylan Thadani
Anson Cyr
Amanda Wong
Rails
John Fleissner
Shea Cote
Cordelia Alquist
Ginny Benson
David Yanofsky
Faythe Levine

STUDENTS TUTITION

The cost to attend Black Mountain School is $1,600 for four weeks or $800 for two weeks. 

LET YOUR SPIRIT FREE, AND VISIT THE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.blackmountainschool.com/


 

Two research residencies in Barcelona. Deadline: July 15, 2016

Encura research residency 2016/17

Call for two fully funded research residencies

Hangar Barcelona in association with Curators’ Network is offering two fully-funded one-month-residencies in Barcelona, Spain. They will take place from November 14, 2016 – December 18, 2016 and from January 18, 2017 – February 19, 2017.
Application form

http://www.hablarenarte.com/convocatorias/convocatoria/encura2/

The call is free of charge and open to all curators and researchers who currently do not live and work in Catalonia. Deadline for the submission of applications is July 15, 2016, midnight, Spanish time, CEST time zone.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with the artist residents at Hangar Barcelona. They will also have the occasion to research the wider artistic context of Barcelona and Catalonia as well as to establish networks and dialogues with other local and international cultural agents.

Applicants should submit a proposal that fits into the general lines of work of Hangar and Curators’ Network. This proposal should also foresee a collaboration with at least four of the current artist residents of Hangar as well as a presentation of the outcomes in a format other than a classical exhibition.

The selected candidates are expected to realize the suggested project during the residency.
Conditions

Hangar will provide the following for each residency:

In and outbound travel (up to 300 €)
Honorary (1185 € before taxes)
Accommodation (own bedroom in a four-room house located at Hangar residency space)
A working space and internet connection (Please bring your own laptop as no computer will be provided)
A production budget of 400 € per artist (1600 € overall) which will be collectively defined among resident, artists and Hangar production team.
Technical assistance for the activities that the candidates will undertake during their residency.

Curators’ Network will provide the following:

the two successful candidates will get a permanent profile and presentation space at Curators’ Network Database
the blog of the residents will be hosted through the art-spy section of Curators’ Network
the online presentation of the projects of the residents will be hosted and promoted through http://www.curators-network.eu

The successful candidates are required to arrange for their own visa and insurance in advance.

About Hangar

Hangar is a centre for art research and production located in Barcelona, Spain. Hangar’s mission is to support visual artists and other cultural agents during the different moments of their art production processes as well as to contribute to the best development of their projects. Hangar facilitates equipment, facilities, production assistance and a suitable context for free experimentation and knowledge transfer. Hangar is located in the Poblenou neighborhood in Barcelona and in a mid 19th Century that was originally designed for the textile industry. At present, and after the centre was extended to the adjacent warehouses, the buildings used by Hangar cover a total surface of 2,600 m2.

Begira Photo VI Festival Call. Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Begira Photo Festival is looking for participants!

The International Begira Photo festival of contemporary photography, which will take place from 20th October to 13th November, has opened its official programme to public participation.

On its sixth edition, Begira Photo Festival opens to the public to focus on a specific theme: The forest. The call is open to all those who wish to participate in a collective photography exhibition.

The organisation will only select photographs directly related to the theme. The selected artwork will be exhibited in large format and included within the official programme of the festival.

Those wishing to participate shall follow the submission requirements listed bellow. The call for applications is open until 31st July. The images shall be sent to: info@begiraphoto.com.

Submission requirements:
1. Participants shall submit a photograph on the theme THE FOREST (JPG format; longest side maximum 1200 pixels; resolution of 72 DPI). For selected photographs the organisation will require a high-resolution copy (minimum 30x45cm with a resolution of 300 DPI).

2. Each image will be named with the participant’s name and surname: TxominEgia.jpg

3. Only one photograph per person.

4. Photographs subject to the rights of a third party will not be admitted. The photographer confirms that the entered photograph is his/her own original work and the photographer is the sole owner of the copyright. The organisation reserves the right to require a signed letter from the participant that authorizes the use of his/her image that the participant will provide in the event of his/her artwork being selected.

5. The organisation reserves the right to reject works that do not reach the minimum quality requirements to be printed and exhibited.

+ info http://www.begiraphoto.com/2016/convocatoria_BegiraPhoto.pdf

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Begira Photo VI Festival Internacional de Fotografía Contemporánea

El festival internacional de fotografía contemporánea Begira Photo, que se celebrará del 20 de octubre al 13 de noviembre de 2016, extiende su programación oficial a la participación popular.

Begira Photo encara su sexta edición realizando una convocatoria pública para seleccionar fotografías en torno al tema de este año: EL BOSQUE. La convocatoria está abierta a todas aquellas personas que deseen optar a participar en una instalación fotográfica colectiva.

De entre todas las fotografías recibidas, que deberán acogerse exclusivamente al tema propuesto, la organización hará una selección para crear la instalación fotográfica de gran formato que será exhibida dentro de la programación oficial del festival.

Todas aquellas personas interesadas en participar deberán hacerlo según las siguientes bases de participación. El plazo para la recepción de fotografías terminará el 31 de julio. Las imágenes deberán enviase a la dirección electrónica info@begiraphoto.com.

Bases de participación
1. Cada participante podrá presentar 1 fotografía sobre el tema EL BOSQUE (imagen en formato JPG, cuyo lado mayor no supere los 1200 pixeles a 72 ppp de resolución. En caso de ser seleccionados se pedirá en alta resolución: mínimo 30×45 cm. a 300 ppp.)
2. Cada imagen deberá ir identificada con el nombre y apellido del participante: Ej. TxominEgia.jpg
3. Sólo se admitirá una fotografía por persona.
4. No se admitirá ninguna fotografía cuyos derechos de propiedad intelectual no pertenezcan íntegramente y sin excepción a la persona participante. La organización se reserva el derecho a pedir una carta firmada a los participantes autorizando el uso de su imagen, que el participante deberá presentar en caso de ser seleccionada su obra.
5. La organización podrá rechazar una obra cuando no alcance los requisitos de calidad mínimos para ser reproducida y expuesta.
6. El 15 de agosto se publicará en la página de Facebook de Begira Photo el listado de las personas seleccionadas y se mandará un correo electrónico a cada una de ellas

VI Photobook Dummy Award RM. Deadline: August 15, 2016

Here we have another edition of the RM photobook contest for those in the latin world looking to publish their works. Good luck!

1-Who can participate?

Only photographers residents in Spain, Latin America and Portugal.

2-How many projects can present each participant?

There is no limit.

3-What will be presented?

Your photobook proposal in a pdf with a sequence of images, format and layout the most advanced possible

4. What projects are not accepted?

They are rejected those previously published in book form or whose ownership can not be demonstrated by the participant works.

5. How to register for the competition?

Through the website: http://www.concurso.editorialrm.com, section “Registration”.

WINNING PROJECT

Publication of the winning project in a photobook in Spanish and English international distribution and a minimum print run of 1,000 copies.
50 copies of the book of gift to the author.
Photobook diffusion through media, social networking, website and catalog RM, and sending numerous copies opinion leaders, experts, media and students of photography worldwide.

COSTS:

500 pesos for registration in Mexico.
30 euros or 35 USD for international registrations.

REGISTATION PERIOD:

Tuesday May 3 to Monday, August 15, 2016.

TO READ MORE ABOUT CLICK THE LINK BELLOW:

http://concurso.editorialrm.com/es/

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