EIKON announces a Europe-wide competition for photography: Deadline 30. April 2011

EIKON announces a Europe-wide competition for photography on the subject of prohibitions in the space of art. This competition is directed at all those who think the discussion of conventions is important when it comes to dealing with art or our behavior within spaces dedicated to art. An expert jury will choose the best works, which will then be shown in a three-week exhibition at Leopold Museum in Vienna.

Art is “fragile;” “do not touch;” or “do not cross the line” surrounding an artwork. But the space for the beholders behind the line is also subject to certain rules of behavior. That our approach to art is ruled by conventions becomes clearly visible when we consider the capacity for critique attributed to art and the refusal of regulation.

If the art space is public, debate is broadened, and comes to focus on attitudes about the freedom to act in cultural space. This competition understands itself as an international contribution to the debate, as a platform for the exchange on restrictive relations in the supposedly free space of art.


Submit entries beginning: February, 2011
Entries can be submitted until: April 30, 2011
Jury viewing: May 19–20, 2011
Award and presentation of winners: June 22, 2011
Exhibition date: June 23–July 17, 2011
Foto-Talk: June 27, 2011


The jury consists of the following art experts:

  • Ulrich Haas-Pursiainen (Curator, Fototriennale Tampere)
  • Karola Kraus (Director, MUMOK, Vienna)
  • Václav Macek (Curator, European Month of Photography, Bratislava)
  • Eva Schlegel (Artist, Austrian commissioner of the Venice Biennale 2011)
  • Artur Walther (Art collector, The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm)


The EIKON Photography Competition 2011 will be awarding a total of 5,000 Euros in prize money, distributed as follows:

1st place 2,500 Euros
2nd place 1,500 Euros
3rd place 1,000 Euros

The best projects will be shown in a three-week exhibition at the renowned Leopold Museum in Vienna from June 23 to July 17, 2011. How many projects are going to be part of the exhibition depends on their particular scale and will be decided after the jury viewing at the end of May 2011.

To participate in the competition, you have to register first. Then you can log in and upload your works.





Scholarships for Photography Master in Madrid. Deadline 11.2.2011

The IED Institute in Madrid launches 3 scholarships for the European Master of Fine Art Photography. The first prize is a scholarship that covers the cost of the course fee, equivalent to 9.000 €. There will be two second prizes which will cover 50% of the course fee, each equivalent to 4.500 €.
The contest will close on February 11th, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. CET.
The evaluating jury incluyes curator Alejandro Castellote, photographer Javier Vallhonrat and course director Moritz Neumüller.
To enter the contest, enter the IED Website

Scholarships Photography Master Madrid

European Master of Fine Art Photography (EMFAP)
Start Date: April 27, 2011
End Date: March 2012

The EMFAP is based on 3 fundamental premises:
• Its international nature, with a special focus on the European environment.
• The excellence of its faculty.
• Orientation towards artistic projects.

Confirmed docents include Martin Parr, Javier Vallhonrat, Beat Streuli, Joan Fontcuberta, Elger Esser, Andreas Müller-Pohle, Mireia Sallarès, Gergely Laszlo, Harald Hund, Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum, Katja Stuke, Sean Hillen, Comenius Roethlisberger, Francesco Jodice, Horacio Fernández, Alejandro Castellote, Pirkko Siitari, Dinu Li, Irina Tchmyreva, Alexander Streitberger and Timothy Prus.
Our tutors are the young (and talented) photographers Ricardo Cases, Joan Villaplana and Nicolás Combarro.
We have also established Partnerships with some European institutions, such as LUMEN Gallery, Budapest; Image Galleri, Aarhus; European Photography Magazine, Berlin and the European Month of Photography Festivals.

More information on the course.
More information on scholarships.

Voies Off Prize: Deadline extension until February 15

Voies Off Prize :: Extension

Until February 15

For the past 16 years, Voies Off has offered an alternative approach to emerging contemporary photography, its particularities, its evolutions, and its areas of resistance.

Voies Off night projections during the opening week of the Rencontres d’Arles festival (first full week in July) have become an international reference for the discovery of emerging authors and the alternative venue that it creates for international photographic creation.

Year after year, the selected themes have met the evolutions of our contemporary world with a critical eye. Over twenty different nationalities are represented at each festival. Every year over sixty candidates are selected for the programme of the night-projections.

Every July, the Voies Off prize is awarded by a jury of renowned professionals to an artist for the clarity of his/her vision and the high quality of his/her work.
The current amount of the prize is 2,500 euros.

Be part of the photographic alternative and participate in the 2011 Voies Off prize.

On-line applications from November 15, 2010, to February 15, 2011

Voies Off :: 26 ter rue Raspail, 13200 Arles :: +33 (0)4 90 96 93 82 :: photographie@voies-off.com


Prix Voies Off :: Prolongation
Inscription jusqu’au 15 Février

Voies Off propose depuis 16 ans un regard alternatif sur la photographie émergente,
ses particularités, ses évolutions et ses résistances…

Les soirées de projections du Festival Voies Off des Rencontres d’Arles constituent une référence internationale pour la découverte des auteurs et le suivi de la création photographique.

Les thématiques du festival abordent, avec un regard critique, les évolutions du monde contemporain. Une vingtaine de nationalités sont représentées lors de chaque édition.
Plus de 60 candidats sont sélectionnés pour la programmation.

Le Prix Voies Off, attribué par un jury de professionnels reconnus, récompense chaque année un artiste pour la clarté de sa vision et la qualité de son travail.
Une bourse de 2 500 euros lui est attribuée.

Construisez l’alternative photographique, participez au Prix Voies Off.

Inscription et dépôt des dossiers en ligne
Ouverture des inscriptions :: du 15 novembre 2010 au 15 février 2011

Montehermoso 2011 Art and Research Grants. Deadline: March 13, 2011

The Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, in accordance with its desire to support creation and research in contemporary art and thought, announces a call for entries for a series of grants. The objective of this initiative, which is promoted by the Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council, is to facilitate the production of thirteen selected projects in the following categories: Art Project Production, Curatorship, Research and Film Scripts. Authors of any nationality, regardless of age, can present their projects individually or collectively.

Eight grants will be awarded to develop art projects to be produced during the forthcoming 12 months. Each grant shall not exceed 11,000 EUR, including a maximum amount of 7,000 EUR for production of the project and 4,000 EUR for fee and copyrights. The work produced will be exhibited at Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea within its 2012 programme.

One grant will be awarded to produce a curated exhibition project involving the participation of at least four contemporary artists. The selected project shall be exhibited at Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea within its 2012 programme. The proposal must be currently in production or produced during the forthcoming 12 months. The exhibition project award shall not exceed 24,000 EUR, of which 9,000 EUR shall be allocated to the curatorial fee and copyright. The budget submitted must include the costs of production, installation, insurance and transportation as well as travel and accommodation expenses for selected artists and the curator. Infrastructure, technical equipment and human resources will be provided by Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea.

Three grants will be awarded to develop research projects related to Contemporary Art and Thought. Projects that offer propositions for the creation of a feminist Art Historiography in Spain and applications whose objective is the development of a project linked with educational practice and contemporary art will be recognized. The award for the research project shall not exceed €9,000. This amount includes the researcher’s fee, as well as project development expenses.

One grant will be awarded to produce development of a film script project. The award for development of the film script project shall not exceed 9,000 EUR. This amount is to include the researcher’s fee as well as project development expenses.

Application deadline: March 13, 2011
For further information (download of full requirements)
http://www.montehermoso.net // info@montehermoso.net

2010 Selected projects
Artists’ projects
Filipa Raposo
Erick Beltrán Flores
Marina Naprushkina
June Crespo
Oier Etxeberria
Agniezka Kurant
Praneet Soi
Ainize Sarasola

Catalina Lozano

Anna Colin
Sohrab Mohebbi
Montse de Mateo Pugmartí and Sergio Inclán Cervera

Film script
Mikel Saéz de Santamaría and Daniel Remón

Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea
Fray Zacarías Martínez, 2. 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz. SPAIN

Premio de Videoarte / Video Art Prize. Deadline: 31. 3. 2011

IV Premio de Videoarte Ayuntamiento de Astillero – El Almacén de las Artes



(Spanish below)
Dear friends,
homesession participates to the second edition of VIDEOAKT, Videoart International Biennial – Barcelona, May 2011, among the celebration of Loop videoart Festival and Fair.
We are glad to announce their open call for videoart. A jury of experts will be in charge of the selection and of awarding a video: the winner will receive the AMISTER Art Friendly award granted as in the last edition, by AMiSTER Collection. The prize consists of the purchase of the winner work by the AMISTER Collection, travel, and hotel expenses.
Everyone is invited to participate without any limit of age or nationality/residence. The deadline is 15-02-2011 (referential date concided with the stamp).
More information: http://www.videoaktbiennal.com

We warmly invite you to inform you about this event and the bases.

Estimados amigos,
homesession participa a la segunda edición de VIDEOAKT, Bienal internacional de videoarte – Barcelona, Mayo 2011, en el marco de la celebración del festival y de la feria Loop de videoarte.
Nos complace anunciar su open call para videoarte: un jurado formado por expertos del videoarte seleccionará algunas de las obras presentadas tanto para selección como para ganador a concurso. La obra ganadora será acreedora del premio AMISTER Art Friendly, otorgado como en la versión anterior por la Colección del HOTEL AMISTER. Que consiste en la compra de la obra para la colección, pasaje y hotel al ganador para las fechas del evento.

Estáis todos invitados a participar sin límite de edad, ni procedencia.
Más información: http://www.videoaktbiennal.com

Os invitamos cordialmente a informaros sobre este evento y las bases de participación.

PUMA Creative Catalyst Award for Filmmakers. Deadline: March 2, 2011

PUMA.Creative Catalyst Award

An international documentary development fund, offering 40 awards annually of up to 5,000 euros each.

This is a rapid response fund, providing resources in the early stages of documentary projects, to shoot and edit a film trailer. The fund is open to filmmakers of any nationality and grants will be awarded on a quarterly basis.

These awards are open to emerging and established filmmakers working anywhere in the world.
We welcome one-off, creative documentary ideas of any length and subject, in any style and form, but we are particularly keen on ideas that speak to PUMA.Vision’s core values of Safe, Peace and Creative.

The call for applications is now open and will close at 6pm on March 2nd 2011. Please take a look at our Puma Catalyst Awards Film Directory to see previously funded developments.

Before applying, please bear in mind what we do and don’t fund…

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