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Two scholarships for Photography Master Program in Madrid. Deadline: Jan. 8, 2016

European Master of Fine Art Photography Scholarships 2016

Do you want to get ahead in the field of art photography? Train with our benchmark program, the European Master of Fine Art Photography, which begins its sixth edition in April, 2016.

We offer practical and innovative training with a unique master program based on the development of a personal project, which will have individualized monitoring by our team of internationally renowned tutors and teachers, including Joan Fontcuberta, Andreas Müller-Pohle, Ricardo Cases, Martin Parr, Cristina de Middel, and Simon Roberts, to name just a few.

Take part in the competition and win a scholarship!


Two scholarships covering 70% of course fees, the equivalent of 6,000 euros.

Deadline for the submission of works: 8th of January, 2016 at 18:00 h, Madrid time (GMT+1).
The winners will be announced on the 14th of January, 2016 at 18:00 h, Madrid time (GMT +1).
The winners will be announced live at the Design Your Day event (Open Day of the IED Master Madrid) and will be published on www.iedmadrid.com.


  1. People of any origin or nationality can take part.
  2. The scholarships are awarded on a discretionary basis, based on the documentation received and the development potential of the candidate. The pre-selected applicants will be contacted for a brief interview in person, by telephone or skype.
  3. The European Master in Fine Art Photography is given in English. There are some activities, case studies and lectures which are given in Spanish with simultaneous translation. A medium-high level of English is required.
  4. Dynamics of the competition: the participants will have to fill out the competition entry form, attaching their curriculum vitae, portfolio and a motivation letter.
  5. PRIZE. Two scholarship covering 70% of the tuition fees, equivalent to 6,000 euros.The winners must pay the course registration fee (€4,000) + 30% of the tuition fees (€2,500).
  6. In no case are the scholarship amounts repayable in cash.
  7. To receive the scholarship it is ESSENTIAL to enrol and pay the registration fee within a period of 15 days starting from 14th of January, 2016 the date of the announcement of the winners.
  8. Rules. The winner must be aware of and observe the rules contained in the general regulations of the IED Madrid, and accept and sign the specific regulations for scholarship holders within a period of a week from the announcement of the awarding of the prize.
  9. The winner must study the whole of the Master in the IED Madrid, and will lose the scholarship if he/she transfers to another centre.
  10. 90% minimum attendance at classes.
  11. The scholarship holders must actively participate in all the special and multidisciplinary projects proposed by the school: presentation events, supervised competitions and workshops.
  12. The scholarship holders must actively participate in the documentation of the Master activities, maintenance of the blog, description of journeys, workshops, lectures, etc.
  13. The Master course will not take place if the minimum number of students is not reached. This will mean the loss of the scholarship.
  14. Refusal to do the course during the official announcement of 2016 will give rise to the loss of the scholarship.
  15. Failure to comply with any of the obligations described will mean the loss of the scholarship.
  16. The scholarship holders give their consent to their name appearing in the Newspoint bulletin and other promotional materials of the IED.
  17. The participation period ends on the 8th January, 2016 at 18:00 h, Madrid time.
  18. The judges’ decision will be announced on the 14th of January, 2016 at 18:00 h, Madrid time, during the Design Your Day event (Open Day) and through iedmadrid.com.
  19. In accordance with Organic Law 25/1999 of the 13th of December, regarding Personal Data Protection, we inform you of the inclusion of your personal and professional data in an automated file entitled STUDENTS and FORMER STUDENTS, managed by the Istituto Europeo di Design S.L., with the aim of offering you information on the administrative processing of your academic record, course and training applications, information, scholarships and grants, events, workshops and any other promotional purpose. You are likewise informed of your right to access, rectify, cancel and oppose the use of your data, by writing to the following address: Istituto Europeo di Design, calle Larra, 14 28004 Madrid o baja@madrid.ied.es.
  20. Participation in this competition entails the acceptance of these conditions **.

*The expenses of additional didactic activities are not included in the scholarship amount.

**These conditions are correct except for printing errors and can be found at www.iedmadrid.com.

4-6 Weeks Residency in Luxembourg, for Artists under 35, in June/July 2015. Deadline: Feb 20, 2015

Call for Applications for the EIB Institute Artists’ Development Programme

The third edition of its EIB Institute’s Artists Development Programme, targeting young (under 35) visual artists from the EU Member States is now open for application until 20 February 2015.It will focus on “The Imprint of Man – Representing the Anthropocene” with leading British artist Darren Almond as a mentor.

The programme provides an opportunity for an emerging visual artist to develop her/his practice at the highest level during a 4-6 weeks residency in Luxembourg in June/July 2015 by creating a new (body of) work(s) on the selected theme, using photography, video, installations and/or new media. During this time, she/he will be mentored by a leading peer, internationally acclaimed British artist Darren Almond. The main practical objective of the programme is to help bring about the production for an independent innovative artistic project.

Applicants must be EU nationals or reside in an EU country. They should be fluent in English.

A jury consisting of members of the EIB Institute Arts Committee and staff, external arts professionals and the mentor will evaluate the applications and select the artist in residence. It bases its selection on the proposal submitted answering the creative brief, the potential impact of the residency on the applicant’s career, and the relevance of the applicant’s practice to the cultural context of the EIB Institute.

The selected candidate will be informed via email by the end of March/ beginning of April 2015.

The EIB Institute will take over the artist’s travel costs to and from Luxembourg. This includes a stopover to visit the mentor, Darren Almond, at his studio in London. The artist in residence will also receive a stipend (EUR 100 per day). At the end of the residency, he will receive a success fee of EUR 1,500, provided she/he has produced an artwork.

The artist will be provided a living/working space located in Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, situated in the culturally rich Grund district of Luxembourg City.

Upon completion of the residency, the EIB might consider acquiring the artwork(s), which was/were produced on site, from the artist.

Application procedure


  1. CV (in English);
  2. Scanned copy of the passport or identity card;
  3. A letter of motivation/intent specifying personal drive and expectations for the programme together with a concept for the theme proposed for the residency (maximum 500 words, in English);
  4. Portfolio of visual documentation of several works, best characterising the art of the applicant (in PDF, four A4 pages maximum);
  5. Names and contacts of two professional referees, familiar with the art of the applicant.
  6. A brief reference in the body of the email on how the applicant found out about the programme.

Any application which does not comply with the set requirements will automatically be eliminated.

Deadline for application is 20 February 2015 at midnight (GMT+1). Applications must be fully completed and submitted in due time in order to be considered.

The applications should be sent digitally to Ms Delphine Munro. (arts@eib.org)



All professional photographers, photo-artists, and students of photography are invited to submit work. A jury of experts will elect the most compelling photographic positions from all entries. These will be shown in the exhibition CHANGING Realities at the Berlin-Alexanderplatz subway station and rewarded with an expense allowance of 250 Euro.

THEME: In recent years, Europe has shown itself mainly as a Europe in crisis. However, it is interesting to tell the many other stories: those of the small utopias and grand visions which have been implemented in everyday life. Alternative housing concepts, the careful use of natural resources, renewable energy and organic farming, humane migration policies, a globally equitable distribution of wealth, and the protest movements of civil society – all works focussing on ideas, initiatives and models, developed by individuals and groups on these subjects are welcome.

A jury of experts will elect 20 photographic positions from all the properly submitted entries for the exhibition at the Alexanderplatz.

Submission fee: 15€.

Deadline: July 30, 2014.

More info: http://www.changingrealities.de/open_call.php#.U8-qalatVjA

Open Call for Photonic Moments festival in Ljubljana. Deadline: May 19, 2014

International photo contest for evening projections in frames of Photonic Moments festival in Ljubljana

We are proudly announcing international open call for submissions, open to all artists and photographers working in the field of contemporary photography. Selected works and series will be shown in frames of Photonic Moments – Month of Photography festival in Ljubljana as part of evening projections during the opening week of the festival. The projections will take place in the magnificent venue of ZRC atrium in Ljubljana which will host the majority of accompanying programme of the festival.
The seventh edition of Photonic Moments – Month of Photography Ljubljana festival is dedicated to promote, popularise and present local and international developments in the field of contemporary photography. The festival is organised by Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography.

Evening projections in ZRC atrium will enable participation of artists and photographers who could not be presented on several exhibitions within the festival. Their works will be shown to both, wider audience and professional public. The evening projections are aimed at presenting wide spectre of artistic projects and therefore the jury will primarily look for fresh approaches and topics that reflect developments on the local and global photographic scene. The winner of the contest (selected on the last day of three-day event) will have a chance to exhibit a solo show at Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography in 2015.

We invite all photographers, artists, art groups and collectives working in the field of contemporary photography to participate, irrespective of age or nationality!
There are no application fees!

Deadline for submission is 19 May 2014

The application must contain:
• portfolio of the applicant and proposal for the projection (containing from 10 to 20 photographs) in PDF or JPG format;
• maximum size of each photo is 5MB;
• description of the project(s) (in Slovene or English language) up to 1000 signs;
• biography of the applicant;
Each photographer can apply with several projects / series. The materials are accepted only in digital form and via designated email.

Applicants shall send the submissions to following email address:
photon.centre@gmail.com with the subject line „evening projections contest“ until 19 May 2014!

Additional information available on email photon.centre@gmail.com and telephone number +386 59977907 (weekdays from 12 to 6 pm).

Contact person: Jasna Jernejšek

The selection will be conducted by three-member jury:
• Borut Peterlin (freelance photographer)
• Jasna Jernejšek (curator-coordinator at Photon)
• Miha Colner (curator-coordinator at Photon)

The applicant will be be notified about the results of the open call via email until 30 May 2014!

European Publishers Award. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2014

The European Publishers Award for Photography was established in 1994 and will celebrate its 21st year in 2014. Previous winners have included Bruce Gilden, Simon Norfolk, Jeff Mermelstein, Paolo Pellegrin, Jacob Aue Sobol, Ambroise Tézenas, Klavdij Sluban, Christophe Agou, Davide Monteleone and Alessandro Imbriaco.

The competition requires the submission of a substantial, completed and unpublished photographic book project. The winning project is then published in book form simultaneously by each of the publishers. The 2013 winner will be published in five editions in five languages in the autumn of 2013.

For several previous winners the Award book has been their first publication and has proved to be of significant benefit in the development of their careers. Additionally, in recent years the winning photographer has had the opportunity to exhibit their work during the following Rencontres d’Arles.

The closing date for the 2014 Award is February 15th, 2014.

Open to photographers world-wide, the competition is a unique collaboration between five European Publishers – Actes Sud (France), Blume (Spain), Dewi Lewis Publishing (Great Britain), Kehrer Verlag (Germany) and Peliti Associati (Italy).

The jury will meet in Barcelona in spring 2014. The Jury consists of five publishers, namely Benoît Rivero (Actes Sud), Leopoldo Blume (Blume), Dewi Lewis and Caroline Warhurst (Dewi Lewis Publishing), Mario Peliti (Peliti Associati), Klaus Kehrer (Kehrer Verlag) and a guest juror.

Please find the application form, competition rules and further informations here .

More information about the European Publishers Award on the new homepage.

SFR / LE BAL award for photographers under 30. Deadline: Oct. 28, 2013

The SFR / LE BAL award 2013 for young photography is open to any photographer up to the age of 30, living in Europe. Its purpose is to assist the winner in completing a documentary photography project.

LE BAL is an exhibition space showing the documentary image in its different forms (photography, video, film). It opened in September 2010 in the north of Paris. Its activity revolves around exhibitions, debates and educational programmes, all focused on documentary creation and the implications of an overwhelmingly visual representation of the world, from aesthetic to political.

What to win
The SFR – LE BAL Award for young European photography has an endowment of €10,000.
The project which the winner completes thanks to the award will be shown at LE BAL in the year following its creation (2014).
The winner will be advised in his or her practice by the team at LE BAL (introductions to publishers and curators, internships, lectures, etc.)

How to enter
You have to currently be working on a personal photography project on a theme that connects with the outside world, as opposed to a more personal or purely fictional subject.
You have to register as an artist in the Photo section at http://www.sfrjeunestalents.fr/. Please refer to the PDF in the attached files for all the details.
You also have to send by post a photocopy of your official ID with their SFR Jeunes Talents artist’s name to Le BAL, 6 Impasse de la Défense, 75018 Paris. This must be postmarked no later than Tuesday November 13th 2013 2pm Paris time.

Closing date for entries
Closing date is pretty soon! You should upload your work before Monday October 28th 2pm Paris time.


DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR Photography Study Grants in Madrid. NEW Deadline: Sept. 17, 2012

There are still some days left to send applications for the study grants of the IED Madrid for the photobook course this fall (the Deadline is September 10th).

Plus, the deadline for the next European Master of Fine Art Photography, in April 2013, has been extended to September 17th.

If you have any friends or colleagues who could be interested to participate and become the next Nikita or Eric, please do inform them.

This is the link to the online form and below you have all the details.


SCHOLARSHIPS for European Master of Fine Art Photography and Photobook Course, 2012/13

Scholarships Master Fine Art Photography & Specialization Course in International Photobook

We are still committed to finding new talents. To do this, we want you to be trained along with important figures and theoreticians working in international photography, through a high-level programme designed for those who are as passionate about photography as you are. Capture your moment: right now. Take part in our scholarship competition until the 10th of September 2012!

Practical and innovative. These are the qualities of the programmes offered at the IED Madrid design school. Plus, you get to receive bilingual training from some of the most important figures in this discipline: Martin ParrElger EsserJoan Fontcuberta, Jean-François Chevrier and Alejandro Castellote, to name just a few. The quality of our courses is what makes the difference.

These are the courses we offer, for which there are scholarships available:


* 1st prize for the European MA in Signature Photography worth € 8,500.

* 2nd prize for the European Ma in Signature Photography worth € 6,000.

* 3rd prize for the Specialisation Course on International Photobook creation worth € 1,700.

Do not wait until the last moment to submit, prepare all the necessary documentation ASAP to avoid last minute inconveniences!

Deadline: September 10, 2012, at 10:00 am (Madrid time).

Observe the legal terms of the contest below.

The jury shall consist of a panel of Experts including Alejandro Castellote, Javier Vallhonrat and Moritz Neumüller.

The decissions of the jury will be published  on Friday 14th OF sEPTEMBER 2012 AT 18:00, Madrid time, in iedmadrid.com.

Online form at http://iedmadrid.com/scholarships-for-ma-programmes-and-photography-and-photobook-courses/

Spanish version available