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ARAB DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMME. DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2019

Through a partnership with the Arab Fund for Art and Culture, together with the Magnum Foundation, we launched the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) in 2014. ADPP supports creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. A jurors’ committee comprised of Arab and international experts will select up to 10 grantees to receive financial and professional support to complete their proposed photography projects.

The focus of the Arab Documentary Photography Programme is to support compelling non-stereotypical and unconventional visual documentation of important social issues and narratives relevant to the Arab region. In recognition to the image’s power to document, educate and advocate, the ADPP will also explore ways by which documentary photography can reach out to wider audiences and engage with them in a compelling and impactful ways. Photographers may propose to work in a range of non-fiction narrative styles, from classic documentary photography to more experimental visual storytelling, and may propose to include audio and video elements.

Objectives

  • To raise the level of creative documentary photography in the Arab region;
  • To train photographers and expand their approaches to visual storytelling;
  • To share strong visual narratives from the Arab region regionally and internationally;
  • To explore wider access to documentary photography and a more active engagement with its audiences

Timeline: Deadline to apply:  1 May 2019.  Announcement of selected grantees: 31 July 2019.

 

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EMBARRAT – Festival. Deadline: Mar. 10, 2019

OPEN CALL

The modernist buildings that house the Trepat Museum in Tàrrega, origin of the social and industrial transformation of the lands of Lleida, will be the venue of the third iteration of EMBARRAT – Festival of Contemporary Creation. The main objectives of this event are to disseminate throughout society the concept of art and thought as critical and engaged attitudes, and to incentivize artistic creation and promote cultural heritage.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The call is open to individual artists or artist groups.
All participants must be adults, but may be of any nationality.
Residents outside the European Union may participate only with audiovisual works.

The works must touch on the proposed theme: “The progress”.
Submissions can consist in artworks of any discipline: video art, performance, photography, audio, installations, illustration, etc.
Participants may submit one work, or a set of works under a single title.

It is the curator’s responsibility to make the final selection of projects and artists and to determine the appropriate exhibition space for each artwork.
In addition to the artistic criteria, the curator will consider the conceptual rigor of each project, its adjustability to the proposed topic (disused) and the feasibility of adapting the artistic proposal to Museu Trepat’s exhibiting spaces.
The artists will assume the cost of the work production.
The festival will assume shipping costs.

DATES

Deadline: March 10th, 2019

Date: From May 24th to 28th, 2019

Cost: free

Age limit: none

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PARALLEL OPEN CALL. DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2019

RULES OF ENTRY

This call aims to select 30 new artists and 6 new curators working with photography who will participate in the PARALLEL Platform 3rd Cycle, occurring between September 2019 and November 2020. 

Those selected will be taking part in an innovative creative process, from the very beginning to the moment of the exhibition, together with 36 other new curators and artists. The jurors are looking for new curators who satisfy the following criteria:

– are in the early stages of their career; 

– show significant artistic potential; 

– have an artistic engaged with contemporary discourse; 

– haven’t yet attained international recognition;

– have had NO MORE than 3 individual exhibitions in a museum/gallery/festival (ARTISTS);

– have had NO MORE than 6 collective exhibitions in a museum/gallery/festival (ARTISTS);

– have curated NO MORE than 3 exhibitions in a museum/gallery/festival (CURATORS).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The call is open internationally to new artists and new curators of all ages working with photography. The selection will take into account gender balance and overall diversity. There’s no compulsory theme, all work is appreciated.

PARALLEL working language is English; therefore all applicants must understand, speak, read and write in English.

DATES

Deadline: March 31st, 2019

Cost: 20€

Age limit: all ages

 

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OPEN CALL: SAAS-FEE SUMMER INSTITUTE OF ART BERLIN. Art and the Poetics of Praxis in Cognitive Capitalism. DEADLINE JUNE 19, 2018.

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) is a nomadic, intensive summer academy with shifting programs in contemporary critical theory. SFSIA stresses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between art and politics. This year, in addition to the Berlin academy, we are hosted by Otis College of Art and Design at their Los Angeles campus with participation of the MA Aesthetics and Politics in the School of Critical Studies, CalArts. The program runs two weeks and is structured with half-day seminars, deep readings, and workshops. In the evening SFSIA holds a lecture series, which is open to the public. It is an exciting, rigorous environment to learn in.

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art | Berlin, 2018 is titled Art and the Poetics of Praxis in Cognitive Capitalism. The seminar will revisit pressing topics of past programs (such as estrangement and individuation) in order to consider the potential healing of a general intellect, now fragmented, dispossessed and restricted by the power of virtuality and techno-linguistic governance. As Franco Berardi has observed, the rising generation is the first to have learned more words from a machine than from their mothers; the result is —in a sense quite different from that intended by Rimbaud— an immense dérèglement de tous les sens or deregulation of signification: a break between meaning and the body. Disempathy is one result. In The Uprising, Berardi calls on poetry to revitalize and reactivate the precarious social body and reconnect a collective intelligence by way of forging singular voices and autonomous resonances. Berardi’s call to poiesis is where this year’s Institute begins.

Submission

More information: saasfeesummerinstituteofart.com

 

10th International Arte Laguna Prize, call for artist. Deadline: November 18, 2015

The international contest dedicated to the visual arts is divided into 6 CATEGORIESPainting, Sculpture and Installation, Photographic Art, Video Art and Performance, Virtual and Digital Art, Land Art (created with Thetis SpA).

You can enter by submitting one or several works without any age, nationality or thematic restriction.

FINAL EXHIBITION: Arsenale of Venice, March 2016. It’s a historical location in the lagoon city of utmost importance in the artistic and cultural field

Arte Laguna Prize opens the entry period featuring 16 international partnerships: among them there are some notable companies such as Swatch, Thetis SpA, Riva 1920 and a number of renowned Art Foundations like Berengo and Foundry Battaglia. Arte Laguna Prize is an international art competition with roots in Venice, with the opportunity to win a wide range of different prizes and career opportunities, to exhibit at the Arsenale of Venice and to join an international network of artistic Institutions and creative people. There is no thematic guidelines or any other restriction, and its goal is to collect the multiple expressions of contemporary art in the fields of: Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Installation, Video Art, Performance, Digital Art, Land Art.

An international jury, composed of high level experts of contemporary art, will select the 6 overall winners for each category of the contest:

Igor Zanti (Italy) Curator and Head of jury
Miguel Amado
(Portugal, Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art in the UK)
Anna Bernardini (Italy, Artistic Director of the Museum at Villa and Collezione Panza – FAI)
Barbara Boninsegna (Italy, Artistic Director of Centrale Fies – Centre for the performing art production in Trento)
Denis Curti (Italy, Artistic Director of Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice and of the Capri Photography Festival)
Enrico Fontanari (Italy, Urban Planner, Professor of Urban and Landscape Design at IUAV University in Venice)
Suad Garayeva (Azerbaijan, Curatorial Director of YARAT Contemporary Art Centre’s exhibitions and permanent collection)
Vasili Tsereteli (Russia, Executive Director of MMOMA – Moscow Museum of Modern Art)
Sabrina Van der Ley (Norway, Director of the Contemporary Art department at the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo)
Simone Verde (Italy, Art Historian, Supervisor of scientific research and publications of the French agency France-Muséums, in charge of the creation of Abu Dhabi’s Louvre)
Bettina von Dziembowski (Germany, Director of the Springhornhof Foundation & Art Association in Neuenkirchen)

FINALISTS EXHIBITION: ARSENALE OF VENICE, March 2016
The prestigious venue in the lagoon city will host the exhibition of 30 works of painting, 30 sculptures and installations, 30 works of photographic art, 10 videos, 10 land art projects, 5 performances which will be performed live during the exhibition’s opening ceremony.
The 5 finalists of the virtual and digital art section will be on view at the Future Centre, the Venice home of Telecom Italia, an incubator to develop new business opportunities for telecommunications and new technologies.

WHAT THE ARTISTS  CAN WIN: 6 CASH PRIZES of 7,000 euro each for the winner of each category

Exhibitions and catalogue
Main Exhibition – Arsenale of Venice
Virtual Art Exhibition – Telecom Italia Future Centre
Bilingual catalogue published by ODE

Artist in Gallery Prizes
Organization of 4 personal exhibitions including setting-up, coverage of transportation expenses, publication of digital catalogue
– Gaia Gallery, Istanbul Turkey
– Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg Germany
– Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto Portugal
– ART re.FLEX Gallery, Saint Petersburg Russia

Artist in Residence Prizes
Selection of 10 artists for the participation in international art residency programs
– Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata India
– The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai Cina
– Taipei Artist Village, Taipei Taiwan
– Berengo Foundation, Murano Italy
– Espronceda, Barcelona Spain
– Artistic Foundry Battaglia, Milan Italy
– Artistic Serigraphy Fallani, Venice Italy

Business for Art Prizes
Selection of 2 creative projects for the collaboration with 2 companies representing “Made in Italy”
€ 5,000 Deglupta, Venice Italy You can apply directly here >>
Wooden artwork with Riva 1920, Cantù Italy You can apply directly here >>

Festival & Exhibitions
Selection of 12 artists for the participation in collective events
Art Stays, Ptuj Slovenia
Art Nova 100, Beijing China
Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice Italy

Terms and conditions of the contest >>>
Applications >>>

DISCOVER ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE VIDEO >>>
OR ON THE WEB SITE >>>

Warsaw Photo Days 2015 open call. Deadline: November 1, 2015

In November 2015 Warsaw Photo Days will launch its 3rd edition under the theme TESTOSTERONE. 8 individual exhibitions selected in an open contest formula will be presented
in Warsaw galleries. Open Programme welcomes entries from visual artists both nationally and internationally, supporting all disciplines of photographic (and photography-based) practice.

From among the submitted entries, the curators will select 8 most interesting projects, which will be presented in Warsaw galleries during the festival. Out of the 8 finalists the jury will select the GRAND PRIX winner, who will receive the prize of EURO 1200. The exhibitions will be produced by the organised from the high res files received form the artists.

The theme of the 3rd edition of Warsaw Photo Days is TESTOSTERONE. We are looking for projects that analyze or problematize the theme of masculinity. Our understanding of the festival theme – Testosterone – is broad. It could be the life force of the human kind, empowering both men and women’s lives. It may also be the subject of endless social and civilizational readjustments, both physical and psychological, redefined across generations, manifesting itself in a number of different ways. We will look into the ways of picturing contemporary masculine archetypes, its attributes, positive developments and possible dangers.

Submissions sent by email to open@warsawphotodays.com have to include the following:

1  Pdf containing a set of photographs from the project ( resolution 72 dpi), file size up to 5Mb
2 Description in pdf – max. 1800 characters, that obligatory includes:

a / project statement;
b / information whether or not the project has already been presented (if so, where);
c / proposed formats and technical description;
d / brief artist’s bio;
e / for video work – a link to a web page;
f / contact information (email, phone, Skype, mailing address).

Our Jury will decline your submission if it does not follow all the guidelines.

All applications must be received by November 1, 2015 (23:59 CET).

One artist can submit one project for consideration.

There is no entry fee.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Application deadline:
Results: November 5, 2015 – announced on www.warsawphotodays.com
Exhibitions: 20 November – 15 December 2015

Detailed rules of participation can be found in the Terms and conditions of the competition on www.warsawphotodays.com

Open Programme on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1497298213916326/

OPEN CALL FOR PHOTOBOOKS! In association with BRIGHTON PHOTO BIENNAL. Deadline: September 1, 2014.

Photobooks show in association with Brighton Photo Biennal invite submissions based on this year’s BPB Theme – Communities, Collectives and Collaboration.

Selected photobooks will be exhibited throughout the BPB14 at the Jubilee Library in central Brighton, 4 October – 2 November 2014.
All books submitted will become part of the Photobookshow archive, and not be returned. The archive is available to view as a public research and development resource at Workflow Studio in Brighton, England.
Donating your book to the archive makes it available to them for future shows and events.

There is no fee for entering this call for photo books.

Deadline: September 1, 2014.

You can submit as many books as you like, fill out a submission form for each individual book and then pack up your books and post them as soon as you can to the following address (you have time until september 5, 2014)

Photobookshow
16 The Grange
Barcombe
East Sussex
BN8 5AT
ENGLAND

More info: http://photobookshow.co.uk/submit/