OPEN CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC AND VISUAL ARTISTS
Project Space at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland, is an open-application exhibition space. The open call for next year’s exhibitions is now organized for the seventh time.
Photography professionals and students as well as visual artists making photographic art can apply. Applications can also be submitted in the name of workgroups.
The Project space is intended for exhibitions and projects that use photography or other lens-based media as tools for art or research. The space shows stimulating exhibitions by both fresh talents and more established artists. Applications can also be submitted for exhibition time for screenings, public talks and discussions.
How to apply?
This year the museum only accepts applications that consist of a single pdf file. However, if the exhibition includes video, you can add a link to it instead of sending the video file as an attachment.
The pdf should contain the following elements:
1) A cover page with the name of the applicant (and/or the workgroup), e-mail address and a phone number (country code included).
2) Application letter that gives brief but complete details of the proposed exhibition (max 2 x A4). The letter should involve information of who is/are the applicant/s, what kind of an exhibition you would like to have and, if possible, what kind of sections does the exhibition consist of. It is okay to not have an existing exhibition when applying – just be as precise as possible with your explanations of what kind of an exhibition you’re planning.
3) Include a portfolio containing photos of the works to be in the planned exhibition. Indicate each work’s year of completion, dimensions, mode of production etc., and include any information that will help give a picture of the exhibition as a whole. In case the works for the planned exhibition have not been produced yet, please send some reference material of your earlier works.
If you are planning to show moving image, please add a link where we can see the work.
4) Include your full contact details and your CV to your application. If the exhibition is produced by a group, please include everyone’s CVs.
Name the pdf file as “Projekti2017_YOURNAME”. The size of the pdf file should not exceed 10MB.
Applications for the year 2017 should be sent to email@example.com by 12PM on Sunday, May 8, 2016.
Please write Projekti2017 as the headline of the message.
We will send you a confirmation e-mail once we have received your application. Please contact museum’s curator Tiina Rauhala ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you have not heard back from us with a week from sending your application.
What the Museum provides for exhibitors?
The Museum provides exhibition space, free, for 7-8 weeks. Applicants can indicate a preferred exhibition period, but the Finnish Museum of Photography reserves the right to decide on the order of the exhibitions. There are five exhibition periods during the year 2017.
The Project space has a floor area of 50 m² and a ceiling 4.5 m high (see floor plan).
The Museum offers exhibition installers a fixed production grant of 400 euros. The Artist is responsible of other production costs. The Museum provides help with installation and dismantlement, exhibition supervision, and opening arrangements. The artist should be personally present during the construction and dismantling of the exhibition.
The Museum is responsible for exhibition lighting and cleanliness during the exhibition period. The Museum has a limited amount of technical equipment available for loan to artists. The Museum is not able to provide any audio or video equipment for the exhibitions.
The Museum provides insurance for the construction, dismantlement and exhibition periods. The Museum does not insure works during transportation.
The Museum provides publicity, publishes exhibition details and sends press releases and posts information on the Museum’s website and social media channels.
The Museum does not provide paper invitations or postage. Artists who make and post invitations at their own expense can use the museum’s geographic mailing list if they wish.
Exhibition installers are responsible for transportation of works and for their own travel costs.
The decision-making process
The applications are reviewed by the Finnish Museum of Photography’s exhibition team: Chief Curator Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger and Curator Tiina Rauhala.
All applicants will be informed of the curators’ decision by e-mail by June 17, 2016. The selected projects will also be published on the museum’s website.
Send your application to: email@example.com
Deadline for applications is May 8, 2016.
Curator Tiina Rauhala
tel. +358-(0)50432 7562, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Curator Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger
tel. +358-(0)50-518 7619, email@example.com