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Szpilman Award. Residency in Poland and Cash Prize. Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013

Call for application – Szpilman Award 2013

The Szpilman Award is initiated, organised and financed by a group of artists, based in Berlin, Germany and is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations.

The Szpilman Award is awarded annually. The prize winner receives a cash prize, 10 days of residency in Cimochowizna (Poland) and a challenge cup.
The amount of money is dynamic. Szpilman is raising money parallel to the competition. The prize winner receives the money that is raised until September 30, 2013.

Among the applicants, one award winner will be identified.
The challenge cup will be handed over to the next prize winner in the subsequent year.

Everyone can apply for the Szpilman Award, both individuals and groups of persons.

The work must have been realized between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013.

To apply, send in a significant documentation. To that, fill in the application form (PDF) with name, e-mail, telephone, address, title of the work, and date of construction. Send in application plus documentation by post.

Application form
Deadline: 30/09/13
Contact: Patrick Koch



Call for Entries for dienacht #14 (or one of the next issues). Deadline: ASAP

This is a Call from our friend Carlin, editor of dienacht, a printed Magazine for Photography, Design and Subculture published in Berlin. Photography usually is the main topic, but they also feature Illustration, Graphic-Design, and other visual art forms, as well as articles about underground movies, music and self-publishing.

Go for it!

Der Herr Kapitän. Jawoll !

“dienacht likes to see and publish strong, timeless photography. It’s not about showing the most recent series or bodies of work. All kind of photographic genres are showcased in the magazine, excepting fashion photography.
dienacht is published 2x/year, printed in a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, in English and German.
dienacht is a portfolio magazine.

dienacht is not only a magazine. Single and group exhibitions took place during the last 5 years in different cities in Germany and Luxembourg, showing artists featured in dienacht, guest lectures and talks were hold at universities, colleges and photo festivals.

dienacht is based in Germany – so yes, I also speak German!

Download the mediakit here (German only). If you need any press images, information or the Mediakit in English, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

What other people say about dienacht
Some reviews about dienacht Magazine, Exhibitions and books published by dienacht Publishing.

Please send a PDF of your photography portfolio or series (up to 15 images per project); dienacht is also open for Illustration and Graphic-Design submissions. I am looking forward to seeing your works!”

Call for Entries for dienacht #14 (or one of the next issues).
More info: www.dienacht-magazine.com/magazin/

Photography Call Talents, Berlin. Deadline: Dec. 14, 2012

Talents is an international competition held annually. The jury of professional judges selects four photographers and four art critics each year from the submitted entries. Their work is presented in four solo exhibitions at C/O Berlin over the course of the year and at the Goethe Institute in New York City. Each solo exhibition is accompanied by a publication in which images and text enter into dialogue: talented young artists present themselves and their projects to a broad public, open up their work for discussion, and thus create a public 

Talents 2013

In 2013, the Talents series will be dedicated to the theme of memories. A dominant feature of the medium of photography is to freeze a moment and in this way record it, making it a perfect carrier for memories of external events. This also means that photographs have the function of giving something meaning: because to us, only those things that have been focused on by photography seem worth recalling. The transience of a moment is captured for eternity and for us seems to confirm that something occurred exactly in this way at that time. Yet how reliable is photography in conveying recollections? If we look more closely, the medium of photography is just as fluid, blurred and relative as our own perception. It only depicts a small section of reality, the surface of an event or occurrence so to speak, and in this way triggers mental replication. As material memorial objects, photographs construe individual and collective memories, constantly superimpose one another – or create obstacles by causing us to imagine the wrong thing. With the endless flood of images resulting from the development of technical media and the increasing digitalization of photographic archives, today the question arises more strongly than ever: in what way do we remember and in what way can photography conserve memories. An artistic approach to photographic archives, found footage or associative processes could also be observed more frequently in the last few years. Whether conceptually, playfully or scientifically, whether through photography or film – how can the aspect of memory be broached by these forms of media? How can the theme “memory” be realized photographically and how can the process of recollection be artistically challenged and visualized?

Who can apply?

Photographers and art critics up to the age of 35. 

How do I apply?

Photographers can submit up to 15 samples of their work in print form – maximal size DIN A4, no originals. A short project description should accompany the photographs, as well as the online application form. A fee of 20 Euros will be raised.

Banking details

C/O’s e. V. (account holder)
Berliner Volksbank eG (bank)
BLZ 100 900 00 (bank code number for national transfers)
Konto 7214 040 004 (account number)
„Talents 2013“ (reason for payment)

IBAN: DE32 1009 0000 7214 0400 04

Applicants who wish to have materials returned must submit a self-addressed return envelope with adequate prepaid postage. Registration fees must be paid by December 14, 2012. Applications for which no fees have been received by this date can unfortunately not be considered.

Please note: art critics can apply anytime.
 Simply submit several samples of your writing on topics of art history, photography, design, or architecture, as well as a short resume, to:

C/O Berlin
Re.: “Talents”
Auguststrasse 5a
10117 Berlin

The application deadline is December 14, 2012, the postmark date is valid.

International Scholarship Programme in Berlin. Deadline: Sep 30, 2012

International Scholarship at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

The scholarship programme, which was launched in 2009, enables scholars
from all over the world to undertake one- to three-month research
residencies at the institutions of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Preußischer Kulturbesitz (National Museums in Berlin Prussian Cultural

Funding is available for various research projects related to the
multifaceted institutions of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The
programme aims to strengthen the international network of the
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and therefore primarily addresses foreign
researchers. In addition, the promotion of young researchers is of
particular concern to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The grants are
intended to enable scientists to work on their own research project at
the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, make professional contacts and
participate in the academic and cultural life of the Staatliche Museen
zu Berlin.

Application deadline for scholarships in 2013 is the 30th of September,

For further information see