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Photobook Prize. Israel. Deadline: July 20, 2020

The 2020 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography
Special COVID-19 Edition
Winner will receive a $20,000 grant for the publication of a photography book

The Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography, a collaboration between PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund, will be awarded for the fifth time this year to a photographer whose works demonstrate excellence in the field of photography.

Following the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s award process will feature a unique format that will adhere to the necessary restrictions without compromising its goal of supporting excellent photographers and the stories they tell, which are now more important than ever.

This year’s winner will receive a $20,000 grant for the publication of a professional photography book through BLOW UP PRESS, a Warsaw-based boutique publishing house. The winner will be announced in November 2020, and the book will be published and launched in November 2021 at the 9th International Photography Festival. During the course of that year, the winner will work on the production of the book together with PHOTO IS:RAEL’s Chief Curator and BLOW UP PRESS’ Head Designer. The book will then be distributed through various professional platforms around the world.
The winner will also receive royalties from the sale of the book.

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A professional panel of judges will review all award finalists and will select a photographer who demonstrates thought, quality, originality and excellence in photography, as well as the potential to create a comprehensive body of work suitable for publication as a book. The submitted portfolios will be delivered to the panel anonymously, with no identifying markers, and will be judged based on their excellency, quality and originality.

Of the works submitted, the panelists will select 20 finalists for a group exhibition at the International Photography Festival, which will take place in November 2020 in Tel Aviv.*

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Members of the Jury

David Adika, Photographer and head of the Photography Department at Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem
Michael Benson, Founder, Candlestar/Photo London
Maya Benton, Curator, Art Historian and Visiting Professor at Yale University
Dr Susan Bright, Curator and Writer, France / UK
Krzysztof Candrowicz, Curator and Researcher
Sian Davey, Artist, UK
Mirjam Kooiman, Art Historian, writer and Curator at Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam
Grzegorz Kosmala, Founder and Director, BLOW UP PRESS, Poland
Dafna Meitar Nechmad, The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund
Rivka Saker, Chairman of Sotheby’s Israel, Founder and board chair of ARTIS
István Virágvölgyi, Curator, Photo editor, Secretary of the Capa Grand Prize Hungary

Bob Newman, 2019 Meitar Award Finalist
Registration schedule:

The Registration will be open from 17.6.2020 – 20.7.2020 23:59 (Israel time)
Registration rate is $35.00 – a subsidized rate for this year’s special edition
Photographs must be submitted via the award website
For questions and additional information please contact meitar@photoisrael.org

PHOTO IS:RAEL, an independent not for profit organization, active since 2009 with the aim to create social change through the language of photography.

*It should be noted that considering the latest global situation around the COVID-19 outbreak, PHOTO IS:RAEL will make every effort to hold the festival as planned. In case the festival will not be able to open as planned, PHOTO IS:RAEL will make all reasonable efforts to reschedule the IPF within a reasonable period of time. If need be, we will consider the option hold an online version of the festival, including exhibitions and a program of online lectures and events.

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Join us for an Online Lecture by by Gloria Oyarzabal
2019 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography Winner
Tuesday, the 30th of June at 19:00 (Israel time zome)

Gloria Oyarzabal, 2019 Meitar Award Winner
Join us for an online lecture with Meitar Award 2019 Winner – Gloria Oyarzabal on her winning series “WOMAN GO NO’GREE” and other works.
The project “WOMAN GO NO’GREE” was shot in Nigeria between 2017-2019. Through this work, Oyarzabal investigates the effect of colonization on the concept of women and the impossibility of universalizing feminist discourses.

The lecture will be online and free of charge.
Please pre-register here: https://forms.gle/pDPrcAeZgeLYTSBP9
A link to a ZOOM conference will be sent to your email prior to the lecture.

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Open Call for Photo Israel. Deadline: June 15, 2018

Open Call for Artists – 2018 International Photography Festival

We are excited to launch an open call for exhibiting at the 6th international Photography Festival that will take place in November 2018 in Tel-Aviv.
For the first time in this format, we will be happy to see works and explore ideas to be exhibited at the festival. It is also the first time that we invite artists from various media, not only photographers, to submit their proposals.

Artists working with photography, video, performance, and multimedia, from all over the world and in all stages of their career are invited to send proposals for existing or planned works on this year’s theme – relations.
The subject of relations, on the numerous worlds and interpretation associated with it, has always been a central subject matter for artists, curators, and scholars. In the upcoming festival, we wish to explore this theme from different angles, as well as its relevance in today’s world, and the new ways it can be represented.A panel of art professionals will review the proposals and select the participating artists.
The selected works will be exhibited at the festival’s thematic exhibition, or as special projects at the festival.
Submission deadline: June 25, 2018
* An application fee of $15 includes a registration fee and free entrance to the Photography Festival to all submitting artists.

Open Call for Submissions

Call for US-based artists working on Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Deadline: April 30, 2016.

This is a quite specialized call for participation, but if you live in the US and have worked on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is for you.


Call for Art
Social change has often been brought about by artists who dare to say what few want to hear. As in many mediums, perspective derives from distance; being far away allows us to look closer, to see. Local artists living within the struggle between Israel and Palestine are often challenged and silenced by one or the other governments or public pressure for their work. Those who try to follow the complexities of the conflict from a distance find that although they have more creative freedom, they are still influenced by mainstream and authoritarian censure of artists’ ideas.
Artists who have created works from outside the space of day-to-day conflict nevertheless remain viscerally connected. Artists far away from the mapped borders may be among the first to finally – tentatively – step over into new territory. Being FAR FROM THE FRONT LINES creates an opportunity for artists’ dialog outside borders. Showing their work to a wider public allows both the audience and the artists themselves to actively promote meaningful change in our minds, where all borders ultimately reside.

Call for Art
Artists that are creating and living in the USA, and are connected to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, are invited to send images in any media* to be considered for inclusion in a group exhibition, in early 2017, at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts ( LCA), Northwest Indiana’s premiere multidisciplinary contemporary art space, conveniently located on the beautiful lakefront of Michigan City, just an hour from Chicago.
Please email 3-5 images 300 DPI, of suggested work to: fan.omanut@gmail.com
Size up to 800 MB, longer side up to 1000 Pixel. Image’s name: “artist_name_01.jpg”
Short artist’s statement up to 250 words and a link to artist’s website. Statement name: “name_bio.jpg”
Last day to submit work April 30, 2016.
All accepted artwork must be sent to the Museum by the artist, who undertakes all costs and responsibilities thereof. All pieces must be sent ready to exhibit.
Local (Chicago area) artists may have their work picked up by the Museum.
* photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media, video, installations. Large installations will considered with some limitations.



Israeli Artist Dorit Jordan Dotan, Guest Curator, has recently relocated to Chicago, where she lives and works. For over 30 years she has actively worked in the areas of peace, coexistence, women’s issues and human rights. A long-time participant in many social change activities, her role as a documentary photographer has brought her photographs and designs to the wider public. Her fine art has been exhibited in New York, Berlin and Jerusalem. Her documentary photographs have focused on coexistence and the human cost of the conflict.

Travel grants and Residencies in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Deadline: September 30, 2011

Press Release
In order to prepare Guimaraes, European Capital of Culture 2012, the Roberto Cimetta Fund and Guimaraes 2012 have opened a new joint Mobility Fund. This Fund supports artistic mobility from Guimaraes to the Euro-Arab region and from the Euro-Arab region to Guimaraes.
The Euro-Mediterranean region is comprised of: the European countries including EEA countries, the countries from the East and South coasts of the Mediterranean: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, the countries of the Balkans: FYROM (Macedonia), Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia, the countries of the Arabian Gulf: (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen).
If you are an artist or cultural operator and you want to travel to Guimaraes, Portugal or from Guimaraes to prepare a collaborative artistic project, take part in a residency, run or attend a workshop, attend a meeting of professionals, a seminar or conference, then you can apply to this Fund to cover your travel and visa costs to and from your destination provided that your travel takes place after the date of the opening of the call ( 1st September 2011).
Priority will be given to applications concerning the following artistic sectors: music, performing arts, cinema, contemporary art,
design and architecture preferably within a “residency” project.
The “RCF/Guimaraes12 Mobility Fund” is run by the RCF. Please note the following general criteria of RCF that apply to this fund.
1) The aim of your trip must directly or indirectly show potential for a constructive and long term impact on the arts sector in the Mediterranean basin. This means that your travel must contribute to your own capacity building, which in turn can be shared in a “networking” fashion that will benefit connecting artists and operators in your own country or region so as to maintain, renew and develop contemporary arts.
2) Your trip must take place AFTER the date of the opening of the call for applications. This implies that you may have to pay for your ticket before the selection date without knowing if your application for a grant has been successful or not.
3) Applicant’s profile
– No nationality or age criteria: Applicant lives or works in the Euro-Arab region.
– Profession: performers, creators, teachers, cultural organisers, administrators, project leaders.
– Financial means: applicants who are unable to find the financial resources themselves.
4) Applications must be made on an individual basis by email to grant@cimettafund.org. Only 3 members of a group can apply for a
grant concerning the same project. A grant holder can only reapply twice. Applicants must choose the cheapest form of transport and can only apply for one international return travel ticket and visa costs (local transport is not reimbursed).
The date of the selection committee is:
1st December 2011 (Deadline for receiving applications: 30/09/2011)
If you want to apply, please visit the Roberto Cimetta Fund’s website and fill in the contact form on the website
http://www.cimettafund.org. The “RCF/Guimaraes2012 application form” will be sent to you.
For more information on the Guimaraes 2012 project, please check the following website http://www.guimaraes2012.pt

Communiqué de Presse
Afin de préparer Guimaraes, capitale européenne de la culture en 2012, le Fonds Roberto Cimetta et Guimaraes 2012 ont ouvert un nouveau fonds de mobilité. Ce fonds soutien la mobilité artistique au départ de Guimaraes vers l’ensemble de la région euroméditerranéenne comprenant notamment le monde arabe et la mobilité de cette même région vers Guimaraes.
Zone Sud : Maroc, Algérie, Tunisie, Libye, Egypte, Mauritanie, Jordanie, Syrie, Israël, Palestine, Liban, Turquie et les pays du Golfe arabique Emirats arabes unis, Arabie Saoudite, Koweït, Bahreïn, Oman, Yémen
Zone Est : Macédoine, Albanie, Bosnie-Herzégovine, Monténégro, Kosovo, Serbie, Croatie, Slovénie, Bulgarie, Roumanie, République Tchèque, Slovaquie, Hongrie, Pologne, Arménie
Zone Nord : Europe du Nord – Allemagne, Autriche, Belgique, Danemark, Estonie, Finlande, France, Irlande, Lettonie, Lituanie, Luxembourg, Pays-Bas, Royaume-Uni et Suède, Islande, Liechtenstein, Norvège ; Europe du Sud – Chypre, Espagne, Grèce, Italie, Malte, Portugal
Si vous êtes un artiste ou un opérateur culturel et vous souhaitez voyager de Guimaraes, Portugal ou vers Guimaraes pour préparer un projet de collaboration ou d’échange artistique, si vous participez à une résidence, si vous animez un atelier ou souhaitez participer à un atelier, si vous assistez à une réunion de professionnels, à un séminaire ou une conférence, alors vous pouvez candidater pour ce fonds afin de couvrir vos frais de voyage aller/retour et votre visa. Votre voyage doit avoir lieu après la date de sélection.
Les critères d’éligibilité au Fonds s’appliquent à cette ligne de financement.
1) Le voyage doit contribuer directement ou indirectement au développement culturel local. Le candidat doit pouvoir développer à son retour des initiatives locales et contribuer au dynamisme culturel de son propre pays ou de sa propre région. Il doit s’engager à transmettre ses acquis et faire profiter de son travail en réseau à d’autres artistes et professionnels de son entourage.
2) Le voyage doit avoir lieu APRES la date d’ouverture de l’appel à candidature.
3) Profil des candidats
– Nationalité : la nationalité n’est pas un critère d’éligibilité. Age : aucune limite d’âge
– Profession : artistes (interprètes, créateurs, pédagogues) ou professionnels du secteur culturel (organisateurs, administrateurs,
porteurs de projets).
– Moyens financiers : candidats dans l’impossibilité de trouver par eux-mêmes les financements de leurs déplacements.
4) La candidature doit être déposée par un individu et non pas par une structure. Le Fonds ne dépassera pas un maximum de 3 bourses par projet. Un boursier ne peut candidater que trois fois au total. Les candidats doivent choisir le moyen de transport le moins cher et la demande de bourse concerne uniquement le billet international aller/retour et les coûts de visa (les frais de transports locaux ne sont pas remboursés).
La date du prochain comité de sélection est :
1er décembre 2011 (Date limite de réception des candidatures : 30/09/2011)
Pour soumettre votre candidature, remplissez le formulaire de contact sur le site du Fonds Roberto Cimetta http://www.cimettafund.org. Le bureau du Fonds vous enverra le formulaire le plus approprié à votre demande, qu’il faudra remplir et retourner à grant@cimettafund.org.
Vous recevrez une réponse une semaine après la date de sélection au plus tard. Pour toute information sur le projet Guimaraes 2012 vous pouvez visiter leur site :