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Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase. Deadline: July 10, 2017

2017 Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase: Call for Submissions
“Recognizing the amazing quality of work being produced by woman photographers in Asia”

Slideshow Projection curated by Yumi Goto (Reminders Photography Stronghold) and Emmeline Yong (Objectifs)
In collaboration with Objectifs’ Women in Film & Photography Showcase

Submission Deadline: 10 July 2017


Call for Submissions 2017: Guidelines
Asian women photographers are invited to submit work for inclusion in a slideshow curated by Yumi Goto (of Reminders Project and Photography Stronghold) and Emmeline Yong (Objectifs). The slideshow projection will be part of the Women in Film & Photography Showcase at Objectifs (Singapore), 11 Oct to 19 Nov 2017.
The Women in Film & Photography Showcase at Objectifs is a tribute to the artists, photographers and filmmakers who have created works that tell stories with impact, break boundaries and inspire us.

The photo essays, series and bodies of submitted work may be about any issue, event or person but must have been photographed in the applicant¹s native country. Completed bodies of work and ongoing projects are both acceptable.

Applicants who are ethnically Asian but were born outside of Asia are also eligible, but must submit a body of work photographed in their forefathers country. We have received numerous questions about this stipulation, so would like to provide the following random examples:

1. A woman brought up in France but born in Cambodia may submit work from Cambodia.

2. An American woman with a Chinese mother and Filipino father may submit work from China or the Philippines.

3. A half­-Asian woman is also eligible.

See below for a list of Asian countries*.

Approximately 10 to 20 works will be selected for the slideshow projection, to be screened during an evening of the showcase at Objectifs. The slideshow may also travel to other festivals, with the permission of the participating photographers.

There are no participation fees and production of the slideshow will be undertaken by Objectifs. Photographers may submit more than one body of work for consideration. However, you must submit each one as a new entry.

*List of Asian Countries:
North Korea
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Sri Lanka
United Arab Emirates



Residency Taiwan (Residency Unlimited Raffle). Deadline: June 5, 2016

Win an all expenses paid two-month artist’s residency in Taipei, Taiwan.

-1 ticket: $25 2 or more tickets: $20 each

The winning artist will spend one month of their residency at Taipei Artist Village – Treasure Hill and one month at Bamboo Curtain Studio any time between January and June 2017.

Artists can buy tickets on their own behalf. Anyone can buy tickets and nominate the artist/s of their choice.

Entries will close at midnight on June 5, 2016.

The winning ticket will be drawn at the occasion of Residency Unlimited’s Annual Benefit 2016 on June 6 at Richard Taittinger Gallery. Raffle tickets can be purchased without attending the benefit.


The artist entering the raffle is a practicing visual artist with a website or portfolio URL showing at least 3 years of professional practice.

If you are recommending an artist, please indicate the name and URL or website of your nominated artist/s.


The winner will spend 1 month at Taipei Artist Village – Treasure Hill and 1 month at Bamboo Curtain Studio between January and June 2017. Both are highly respected residency programs in Taiwan that promote cross-cultural exchanges for local and international artists.

Residency Unlimited will cover the airfare cost to Taipei and provide a stipend to the winning artist. The hosting organizations will provide accommodation and studio space. The date of the residency will be determined directly between the winning artist and the hosting organizations.

ABOUT Taipei Artist Village – Treasure Hill (TAV-TH)

Founded in 2010, TAV-TH evolved from an old settlement into a residency program, an ecological sanctuary, historical site and art museum all at once. Located in a special enclave that was part of the first wave of buildings in Taipei, TAV-TH is part of AIR Taipei umbrella organization that also oversees the Taipei Artist Village (TAV) residency program. Sites like Taipei Artist Village – Treasure Hill where green space, public art and historical preservation intersect, have helped to redefine Taipei as a modern, creative city. Past, present and future truly coalesce on this hill.

ABOUT Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS)

Founded in 1995, Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) is an independent non-profit organization. BCS is a reused farm with six living spaces; space for exhibition, multi functional performance; exchange center; ceramics & sculpture studio; community kitchen, and outdoor stage, plaza and gardens. BCS is situated along the bicycle path of the Tamsui riverbank.We aim to promote cross-cultural exchanges by providing a meeting point for visitors from national and international art related fields, for short visits or specific projects. We focus on environmental sustainability issue and community engagement





New Asian Photography Grant 2015 Deadline: 31 July, 2015


Emaho Foundation has been set up to identify and highlight the works of outstanding photographers from Asia.The foundation is relentlessly formulating programmes and platforms for new and established Asian photographers to create a conducive environment for their photographic projects. Emaho Emerging Photography Grant is one of the pioneering efforts from Asia to provide financial support and international platform to an emerging photographer from within Asian boundaries.


Emaho Foundation is happy to announce its first grant towards honouring an emerging photographer from Asia. Along with a grant of US$ 5000, this programme will also provide the recipient photographer an international platform to showcase her/his ongoing photography project in Asia.

The grant will be awarded to a photographer selected by a reputed panel of international jury on the basis of her/his photographic brilliance, a distinct viewpoint, sincere engagement with the subject matter and a strong desire to establish the body of works internationally.

Deadline for submission is July 31, 2015 at 12 p.m. (Indian Standard Time)

The recipient’s name will be announced on or about September 1, 2015.


The maiden Emaho Emerging Asian Photography Grant 2015 jury comprises of five world-renowned photography experts:

Christian Caujolle: Founder of Agence VU, (France)

Kira Pollack: Director of Photography at Time Magazine, (USA)

Manik Katyal: Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Emaho Magazine, (India)

Naoko Ohta: President and CEO of Klee, Inc. (Japan)

Newsha Tavakolian: Award Winning Documentary Photographer, (Iran)


To find out more visit: http://www.emahofoundation.in/


Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe. Deadline: June 30, 2012

The next round of grants for Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe is now open. Jointly promoted by Arts Network Asia (ANA), the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Trans Europe Halles (TEH), we are inviting arts and culture organisations and networks across Asia and Europe to apply. Details of the call and submission procedure can be found below.

Key Dates
Deadline for submission of proposals: 30 June 2012
Notification of shortlisted applicants: 8 August 2012
Announcement of successful projects: 28 September 2012
Projects should take place between 1 October 2012 and 30 September 2013.


Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe is an initiative that aims to support collaborative artistic and networking projects in the framework of the Asia-Europe dialogue. Arts and culture organisations and networks of Asia and Europe are invited to apply.

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Arts Network Asia (ANA) and the European network Trans Europe Halles (TEH), will jointly promote this initiative for projects taking place between 1 October 2012 and 30 September 2013. The submission deadline is 30 June 2012.

ASEF, ANA and TEH have maintained active roles in fostering connectivity and engagement across cultures through artistic collaborations, exchanges and dialogues. Through this programme they aim to reinforce Asia-Europe exchanges with the objective of deepening mutual understanding between cultural communities in the two regions.

ASEF, ANA and TEH encourage organisations to submit multilateral projects that engage as many partners and participants from ASEM countries (Asia Europe Meeting) to reflect diversity between the two regions.

[ASEM now brings together 46 member states (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam) plus the European Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat.




This initiative includes the following as criteria for consideration:

· Artistic/creative projects and networks that facilitate collaboration, dialogue and exchanges between Asia and Europe
· Networking projects that offer networking opportunities, encourage initiative of collaborative projects, platform for sharing common network’s interests and benefit for greater public.
· Projects in any discipline of contemporary arts (e.g. performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, film, new media) or cross-disciplinary projects
· Projects that engage as many partners and participants from ASEM countries (Asia Europe Meeting)
· The content should reflect the cultural diversity of Asia and Europe with the aim of showing different perspectives from the two regions
· Generate an artistic outcome with and outreach to public through public components (e.g. performances, exhibitions, training modules, toolkits, new curatorial strategies, new / improved methodologies of working)
· Projects are required to be sustainable and this grant does not provide seed funding or operational grants.
· Proposed jointly by a minimum of 2 partner organisations in Asia and Europe, one partner from each region
· Applicants should be from ASEM countries
· Projects should take place in ASEM countries.

The support for each project will be up to SGD 25,000. Selected projects are expected to secure additional funding, sponsorship or in-kind contribution from other partners or sponsors.


Initial project proposal MUST be submitted in English through ANA website (www.artsnetworkasia.org) by 30 June 2012. (6pm Singapore time)

Please include “Creative Encounters/<<Your Project Name>>” in the Name of Project field in the online application form. Any project proposals that exceed the word limit will not be considered.

The initial proposal should include information on the concept, content and objectives of the project. Please download dedicated application form on the ANA website.

If there are any problems encountered in the online application or if you are unable to apply online due to the specific contexts of your city, please contact mervyn@theatreworks.org.sg  or taytong@theatreworks.org.sg

Subsequently, shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit a full proposal. This full proposal including details of projects’ budget and communication plan will be submitted on or before 31 August 2012. Successful applications will be informed by 28 September 2012.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

For further information, you may communicate with Tay Tong, ANA Director at taytong@theatreworks.org.sg

About ASEF, ANA and Trans Europe Halles

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) promotes greater mutual understanding between Asia and Europe through intellectual, cultural and people-to-people exchanges. Through ASEF, civil society concerns are included as a vital component of deliberations of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). ASEF was established in February 1997 by the participating governments of ASEM and has since implemented over 500 projects, engaging over 15,000 direct participants as well as reaching out to a much wider audience in Asia and Europe. http://www.asef.org
To read more about ASEF’s work in arts and culture, visit ASEF’s Art and Culture page : http://www.asef.org/index.php?option=com_theme&task=view&id=2&Itemid=143 

The Arts Network Asia (ANA) is set up by an independent group of artists, cultural workers and art activists, is an enabling grant body working across borders in multiple disciplines that encourages and supports regional artistic collaboration as well as develops managerial and administrative skills within Asia. The ANA is motivated by the philosophy of meaningful collaboration, distinguished by mutual respect, initiated in Asia and carried out together with Asian artists and arts communities. It operates in 11 languages. The ANA is supported by the Ford Foundation since its inception in 1999 and hosted and managed by TheatreWorks (Singapore). http://www.artsnetworkasia.org

The Trans Europe Halles (TEH) is a European Network of Independent Cultural Centres that connects pioneering cultural actors of Moscow, Budapest and Belgrade with creative forces in Amsterdam, Helsinki and Berlin – to mention a few. The network currently has 52 members and 18 Friend organisations in 29 European countries. Founded in 1983, the network now brings together more than fifty multidisciplinary and socially engaged member centres throughout Europe. Most centres are located in buildings from industrial heritage and have taken important action in challenging the established cultural policy. http://www.teh.net/ 

Residency in Yogyakarta for Austrian artists, or artists living in Austria. Deadline: July 31, 2011

If you are an artist living in Austria or are somehow connected to the Austrian Art scene, send your application for a Residency in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. And send it today, as the deadline ends tomorrow! Here is the original call, in German:

Auslandsstipendien samt Atelierwohnung für bildende Kunst in Yogyakarta

Das Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, Kunstsektion, hat in Yogyakarta, Indonesien, eine Atelierwohnung für bildende Künstlerinnen und Künstler zur Verfügung und vergibt diese im Rahmen einer Ausschreibung für drei Tranchen in den Jahren 2012 und 2013. Mit der Vergabe des Ateliers, das auf Vorschlag einer unabhängigen Jury den einzelnen Kunstschaffenden zur Verfügung gestellt wird, ist ein Stipendium verbunden. Die Reisekosten werden auf Antrag ebenfalls vom BMUKK übernommen.

YOGYAKARTA – INDONESIEN: ein großräumiges Atelier, ein Wohnraum, eigenes Bad, gemeinsame Küche, ein Ausstellungs- und Veranstaltungsraum, in der Nähe der Yogyakarta Art University. Eine englischsprachige Betreuung und lokale Unterstützung sind vorhanden, ebenso werden Kontakte zum Kultur- und Kunstnetzwerk in Yogyakarta, Galerien, Museen und der Universität, geboten.

Tranche 1: April, Mai und Juni 2012
Tranche 2: September, Oktober und November 2012
Tranche 3: April, Mai und Juni 2013
Das Stipendium beträgt Euro 1.500 p.m.

Teilnahmeberechtigt sind alle österreichischen oder in Österreich lebenden freiberuflichen bildenden KünstlerInnen, bzw. solche KünstlerInnen, die mit der aktuellen künstlerischen Entwicklung in Österreich seit Jahren in engem Zusammenhang stehen. Von der Bewerbung ausgeschlossen sind Studentinnen und Studenten. Personen, die für diese Zeit ein Atelier des Bundes oder ein Staats- bzw. ein STARTstipendium zugesprochen bekommen haben, können nicht zeitgleich für ein Auslandsatelier berücksichtigt werden.

Die schriftliche Bewerbung enthält
genau ausgefülltes Bewerbungsformular Auslandsatelier Yogyakarta (pdf, 429 KB)

Lebenslauf (Ausbildung und Angabe über die bisherigen künstlerischen Aktivitäten) auf einem gesonderten Beiblatt
Dokumentation der bisherigen künstlerischen Arbeit, maximal DIN A4 (keine Originalarbeiten, keine CDs oder reine Verweise auf Internetadressen). Die Unterlagen sollen der Jury ermöglichen, sich ein Bild über die Tätigkeit der Bewerberin/des Bewerbers zu machen
Kennwort „ATELIER YOGYAKARTA“ auf dem Umschlag
Eingesandte Unterlagen werden nach der Jurysitzung retourniert. Für Verlust oder Beschädigung kann das BMUKK keine Haftung übernehmen.

Es wird ausdrücklich darauf aufmerksam gemacht, dass die Antrittstermine vom Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur vorgegeben werden, wobei auf Terminwünsche nach Möglichkeit Rücksicht genommen wird. Kann der vorgegebene Termin aus welchem Grund auch immer nicht wahrgenommen werden, wird ein Ersatzkandidat/Ersatzkandidatin berücksichtigt.

Vom Ergebnis der Jurysitzung werden alle Bewerber schriftlich informiert. Die Einreichungen sind ab sofort bis spätestens 31. JULI 2011 (es gilt der Poststempel) an das
Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
Abteilung V/1
Concordiaplatz 2
1014 Wien
zu senden.
Bei telefonischen Rückfragen wenden Sie sich bitte an die Abt. V/1 des BMUKK, Tel.: 01-53120-6814.

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