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Zines of the World exhibition, London. Deadline: Oct 1, 2017

ZINES OF THE WORLD is an open submission project from Doomed Gallery and The Photocopy Club. Starting in 2015 a call out was made for photographers and zine makers to submit there zine to be part of an exhibition in London. The exhibition featured over 300 zines from around the world and had around 1000 visitors over it’s four day opening at Doomed Gallery. All the zines are displayed in a hanging system and labeled by the country of origin.

The project was also exhibited in Lodz Poland as part Fotofestiwal 2016 which you can see below. You can also see all the submissions submitted below.

For 2017 the Zines of the World exhibition will be part of Photoblock this October at the Truman Brewery. Over the course of the 4 day exhibition we will have a series of workshops, talks, film screenings and more.

ZOTW 2 is now open for submissions and you can follow the project via @zinesoftheworld Instagram.



*Please no sign for mail.

DEADLINE 1.10.17

Please contact matt@doomedgallery for more info.


BEERS London Open Call. Deadline: October 12, 2015.

BEERS London welcomes applications for the sixth annual edition of its open exhibition. Contemporary Visions VI seeks artists whose work and practice identifies and explores current themes, trends, and discoveries in contemporary art across all media and disciplines. This is a remarkable opportunity for artists at any stage to exhibit in a vetted exhibition in the heart of London’s vibrant art community. Past winners have gone on to solo-exhibitions with the gallery, presentations at art-fairs, or inclusions in publications, such as ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’, as well as other noteworthy opportunities with Beers and other galleries alike.

Artists worldwide, at any stage of their careers may apply.

February 19 – March 19, 2016 / Preview Thursday 18 February 2016.
*Dates are subject to slight change.

All media is accepted. This includes, but is not limited to, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and all two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, new-media and any non-traditional media. Do not apply with work that is dated prior to 2014.

There are no restrictions to the dimension of actual works exhibited apart from the gallery ceiling height of 2.75m. Work must be available for sale during the exhibition dates.

– Kurt Beers, Director of BEERS London & Author of ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’
– Victor Benady, London based collector
– Tony Godfrey, Curator and Author of Phaidon’s ‘Painting Today’, ‘The New   Image’, ‘Painting in the Eighties’, & Conceptual Art
– Alan Sastre, Artist and 2014 Contemporary Visions finalist
– Helen Toomer, Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair
– Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator & VP at Saatchi Art, former Director of Saatchi Gallery

There is a processing fee of £10 to submit – payable via Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account in order to complete payment.

The will close on midnight (local time) Monday 12 October, 2015.

For further information and application: www.beerslondon.com/opencall

Residency for Latin American artist at Gasworks, London. Deadline: Aug. 26, 2013

The Shelagh Wakely Residency

Developed in partnership with the Elephant Trust

1st January 2014 – 31st March 2014

The Shelagh Wakely Residency will enable an artist based in Latin America to undertake a fully-funded residency at Gasworks, from January to March 2014 (11 weeks). Gasworks residencies are non-prescriptive, encouraging participating artists to focus on process, research, development of new ideas and new work. The context of Gasworks provides direct contact with London-based and international peers. The residency encourages dialogue, exchanges of ideas and experimentation within a dynamic and inspiring environment.

Applicants are required to submit a proposal, in no more than 300 words, illustrating how they might approach the residency, and what they hope to achieve (once in London the project could change but it is helpful to have an indication of an idea or a research direction in order to start conversations when artists arrive). The area/focus of the proposal is not prescribed, but the selecting panel will be looking for well-developed, context specific proposals that aim to capitalise on the resources and opportunities that Gasworks and London may be able to provide.

The selected artist will be expected to prepare for and participate in at least one talk to introduce his/her practice to an audience of arts professional, students or general public. Artists are also expected to take part in an Open Studio at the end of their residency in order to present their work or research to the public. Other activities such as one-to-one meetings and additional events are discussed individually with each artist during their residency.

Deadline for applications: 26 August 2013. The successful artist will be notified by 16 September.

The residency is fully funded and comprises:

– Accommodation and basic living expenses in London
– £1,100 materials/production budget
– International return flight and local (London transport) travel costs
– A studio at Gasworks with 24 hour access
– Per diem (£150 X 11 weeks)
– An artist’s talk and Open Studio, or similar public presentations, at Gasworks
– Administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from Gasworks (during office hours)

The Application: There is no application form. Please submit the following information electronically. We prefer digital applications in PDF, or Word formats. There is a 10MB limit on each email sent to us but you can send your files via www.yousendit.com (or similar) if necessary.

Your application should include:

– A statement outlining your research project proposal (300 word max)
– An artist’s statement describing your practice and areas of interest in your work (250 word max)
– A minimum of 10 images of recent work (preferably within a PDF portfolio) with captions and a short description if necessary. Postal applications are also accepted but please do not send originals.
– A curriculum vitae
– Any relevant documentation (e.g. articles or papers about the work or exhibitions, publications, etc.).
– A cover sheet with name, contact address, e-mail, telephone, plus confirmation that you will be available between January and March 2014 if selected.

Applications should be emailed to: Residencies Assistant, Gasworks resassist@gasworks.org.uk

If you prefer to post your application, please send it to:

Residencies Programmer
Gasworks International Residency Programme
155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH

We regret that we are not able to return hard-copy materials.

Please read this before applying.

Selection and eligibility:
Applications are open to artists based in Latin America (including Mexico and Central America). The programme is open to artists working in all disciplines; however, one must note the restricted facilities of working at Gasworks. Emerging to mid-career artists involved in high quality art practice who have not had the opportunity to work in London before, are prioritised. The selected artist should be able to engage discursively and speculatively with Gasworks’ environments and London’s wider artistic and cultural context.

Selection Process:
Gasworks has established a selection committee to ensure a wide perspective and in-depth knowledge of contemporary art scene in the UK and Latin American. It includes representatives from Gasworks and Elephant Trust as well as external curators.

The decision will be announced publicly in late September 2013.

Performance Residency for non-UK-based artists at Gasworks, London. Deadline: March 4, 2013

Performance Residency

1 June 2013 – 1 September 2013

Call for applications for Gasworks’ first ‘event’ focused residency

Open to any non-UK based artist

Deadline for application: Monday 4 March 2013
This new residency at Gasworks aims to support the development of art practices that might not normally thrive within existing residency models.

Applicants are invited to propose a series of exploratory works with public outcomes. We are looking for experimental practices, innovative and experimental approaches to contemporary performance, and proposals that question contemporary understandings of these terms.

With this new model, the residency can be less studio-based with process instead taking precedent, in the form of a series of ‘events’ or public outcomes, illustrating stages of work-in-progress. The resulting works could take the form of interventions, community or socially engaged projects, performances, workshops, ephemeral works, happenings, lectures, presentations, theatrical productions or other event-based activities.


The residency is open to non-UK based contemporary visual artists, including those with curatorial practices, working in any medium.

Applicants working in pairs or small groups may apply, but please note that the residency provision covers the costs and space for one artist to undertake the residency, so any extra financial support required will need to be secured by the applicants themselves.

Applying artists should have a good level of spoken English, and should feel comfortable engaging in artistic discussions in English.

Before applying, please read the Information and Guidelines for application, downloadable here.
Applications should be emailed to:

Residencies Assistant, Gasworks

If you prefer to post your application, please send it to:

Residencies Programmer
Gasworks International Residency Programme
155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH
Important dates

Deadline for applications: Monday 4 March 2013
Announcement of selected artist: End of March 2013
Residency dates: 1 June – 1 September 2013

Slideluck Potshow April 2012, London. Deadline: April 8, 2012

On Wednesday 25 April 2012, international non-profit arts organization SlideLuck Potshow will play host to its forth London event, curated by Fiona Rogers (Magnum Photos & Firecracker) and Harry Hardie (HERE).

Photographers and artists are invited to present their work on the theme ‘GENDER and IDENTITY’, which can be explored from historical, cultural, social, psychological or emotional perspectives.

Selection will consist of two parts, contrasting male and female interpretations of the subject and curated by Hardie and Rogers respectively. Blurb will be supporting SLPS, offering a £28.95 voucher for all submissions and selecting the best story with a £200 Gift Card.  GUP Magazine will also make a selection and provide a high-quality platform with a broad audience in the form of portfolio and exclusive interview.

20% of revenue raised will be donated to the Firecracker Photographic Grant, to be announced in summer 2012

Applications open until 8 April 2012

Event 25 April 2012 at 18:30
81 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QA

London Street Photography Festival CALL. Deadline: January 5, 2012

2nd International Street Photography Award
Call for entries

There is less than one month left to enter the 2nd International Street Photography Award and the organisers are looking for exceptional international photographers who display a unique style and depth of work in the genre of street photography. The ISP Award is at the forefront of a growing global movement to acknowledge and explore this time-honoured photographic tradition.



In July 2011, Australian photographer Jesse Marlow was flown to London to be officially awarded first prize for the inaugural International Street Photography Award. His work embodies the spirit of street photography and his images echo the festival’s definition perfectly: “Candid photography which captures, explores or questions contemporary society and the relationships between individuals and their surroundings.”

Marlow and twelve finalists were exhibited alongside the first UK exhibition of Vivian Maier throughout the month of July at the stunning German Gymnasium in King’s Cross in London. The Observer featured the Vivian Maier exhibition in the top 10 UK photography exhibitions of 2011.

05 January 2012

• £2,000 cash
• A solo exhibition in London as part of the festival in June 2012 (including venue hire, printing, framing and installation, and your very own private view event)
• Trip to London (including travel & expenses)


View the 2011 finalists:

London Street Photography Festival
Unit 15-2nd Floor-23-28 Penn Street, N15DL London


Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open. Deadline Nov. 01, 2011


The Zabludowicz Collection is delighted to announce the second Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open, a major opportunity for curators to work with a contemporary art collection of international repute.

Continuing its commitment to working with artists and curators, the Zabludowicz Collection launched this annual initiative to encourage and support experimental curatorial practice. The Curatorial Open invites creative professionals to engage with the collection and propose a project for public exhibition and an accompanying publication and programme of events at 176 Prince of Wales Road to be realised in July and August 2012. The Curatorial Open seeks to actively engage new voices in the discussion around works in the Zabludowicz Collection, encouraging points of view from a variety of disciplines and transcending the confines of contemporary art curating.

Applications are invited from all arts professionals between 1 August and 1 November. Successful proposals will be selected in December by Chris Dercon, Director of Tate Modern, Martin Herbert, Writer, Maria Lind, Director of Tensta Konsthall and Anita Zabludowicz, co-founder of the Zabludowicz Collection.

This initiative builds upon the Zabludowicz Collection’s existing commitment to experimental curatorial practices, including previous projects with international curators and curating students such as The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place with Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Past-Forward with Vincent Honoré and the annual Testing Ground programme produced in collaboration with the MA curating students from the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths College, London.

The Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open is presented in association with Art Review

Download the PDF application form below:

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La Colección Zabludowicz está aceptando solicitudes para su Convocatoria curatorial de 2012. Esta oportunidad única, invita a profesionales creativos de todos los campos a concebir y realizar proyectos relacionados con obras de colecciones de arte contemporáneo de renombre internacional.

La Colección Zabludowicz lanzó su convocatoria curatorial anual en 2010, para fomentar y apoyar la práctica de la experiencia curatorial. El concurso invita a profesionales creativos, de todos los campos, a comprometerse con la colección concibiendo proyectos ambiciosos, que incluyen una exhibición pública, una publicación y un programa de eventos, que tendrán lugar durante los meses de julio y agosto de 2012, en Zabludowicz Collection en Londres. La convocatoria curatorial busca involucrar activamente a nuevas voces en el debate en torno a las obras de la colección Zabludowicz, alentando puntos de vista desde una gran variedad de disciplinas y transcendiendo los límites actuales de la curaduría en el arte contemporáneo. La Colección Zabludowicz acoge favorablemente propuestas interdisciplinarias y experimentales.

El proyecto ganador será seleccionado por un comité de selección compuesto por:

Chris Dercon, Director de Tate Modern; Maria Lind, Director de Tensta Konsthall; Martin Herbert, Escritor y Editor Asociado de Art Review y Anita Zabludowicz, Fundador de la Zabludowicz Collection.