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innovAiR Call for Residency on Malta. Deadline: July 31, 2019

OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

The Valletta Cultural Agency sustains and strengthens the capital city’s vibrant cultural life through the creation of an annual programme of creative events developed in collaboration with artists and other Public Cultural Organisations.  A legacy of the Valletta 2018 Foundation, the VCA upholds standards of excellence in the coordination and organization of artistic and cultural events in the city.  The Agency also aims to collaborate with the next generation of artists, creatives and cultural practitioners whilst working towards developing greater participation by communities and developing new audiences.

Established in March 2019, the VCA is building its cultural programme on 5 core values, which are:

ABILITY Explore and contribute towards liveability, accessibility and sustainability within Valletta for residents, workers and visitors alike through art and culture, with a focus on the protection, rediscovery and enhancement of common spaces by encouraging users to requalify and reimagine their use.
TRANS/FORM Rethink contemporary and collective identities through transformative experiences and collaborations, turning individuals and communities from audiences into active participants.
DIalogue Chart needs and wants through dialogue and debate that would, in turn, offer a map into potential futures and a better understanding of current realities from the eyes of a varied public.
INNOVATE Develop and implement innovative artistic and creative initiatives that experiment with new practices, technologies, space-time correlations, with a solid grounding in research and documentation.
INHERIT Value and support local traditions as an important part of the contemporary social fabric and as a platform and inspiration for artistic and creative initiatives.

 

The Valletta Cultural Agency is seeking artistic proposals from local and international artist/s to participate in a residency programme, working with local communities and/or local artists and organisations, centred around one or more values of the Agency. At the end of the residency, the artist/s will present the work through a public sharing as part of the VCA’s 2019 Cultural Programme.

 

Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2019

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME innovAiR 2019

 

The innovAiR Programme was created to contribute to and enrich the national creative context, with Valletta as both motivator and beneficiary.  Within the boundaries of the city, the residency will foster collaboration and networking between the artist/s and the communities of artists, residents, workers and more; whilst encouraging sharing and the re-invention of different spaces and environments.

 

DURATION OF THE RESIDENCY

 

There will be two residency periods:

  1. 1stto 15thNovember 2019.
  2. 22ndNovember to 6thDecember 2019.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

 

  • Networking: support to integrate into the local context and assistance in establishing artistic and professional connections that best support your work and career. This may also include in assistance with weaving together various disciplines, backgrounds and interests to serve as sources of inspiration.
  • Accommodation: a self-catering fully furnished private room within a communal apartment with well-equipped shared kitchen and bathroom, bed sheets, towels and WIFI connection. Accommodation for an additional member of the family may be requested, but may come at a cost for the artist.
  • Studio Space: a working space that is suitable for the nature of the project may be provided upon request.
  • Travel: economy flights to and from the country of residence and airport transfers from the airport to the accommodation in Malta. Flights for any accompanying family members will not be covered by the Agency.
  • Production support: The Agency may be able to provide material for the project, depending on the material requested and up to a maximum cost of €400, provided that a detailed list is included in the proposal. This may consist of consumable material or equipment that can be rented/provided by the Agency. Logistical support for the final presentation will be provided, if required.

 

WHAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE

 

  • Insurance: travel, personal, health and personal equipment insurance is the artist/s’ responsibility.
  • Visa Arrangements: non-EU Artists will have to secure any Visas and documents required for travelling to, and staying in, Malta for the duration of the residency.
  • Fees: artist fees or allowances.
  • Cleaning services: cleaning arrangements are not provided since the accommodation is self-catering.

 

 

ABOUT VALLETTA

 

A cultural, administrative and commercial hub, Valletta is the capital city of Malta and is itself an entire UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our city is an open-air museum – adorned with Baroque, British and modern architecture – that houses around 5,000 residents, many businesses and institutions. Traditions are deeply rooted in its heart, against the backdrop of everchanging contemporary communities, cultures and identities.

 

A peninsula between two harbours, the city is well connected by water taxis and ferries, and is also a public transport hub. Valletta is also home to the National Library, Parliament, various exhibition sites and performance venues. Packed with a vibrant cultural calendar, the city hosts several prominent festivals and events.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

We’re interested in artists in the following disciplines…

 

  • Animation, illustration and design
  • Art theory, curatorial practice
  • Film
  • Literature and literary translation
  • Music (including composition)
  • New media
  • Photography

 

*Since the residency will be located in a residential area, the proposals submitted need to be sensitive towards the neighbouring communities in terms of sound.

 

Who can apply?

 

  • Artists that have reached 18 years of age at the time of the application;
  • Individual artists or groups of up to two artists working together;
  • Have an artistic concept/idea to develop within the Maltese context with local communities and/or artists and/or other entities;
  • Be able to communicate adequately in English.

 

What your proposal should include…

 

Applicants should send the following material as a pdf via email on opencalls@vca.gov.mt, with “innovAiR” as the subject of the email.

 

  • A project description which clearly states the discipline and elaborates the residency goals and the work to be created during the residency, including:

 

  • timeline of actions
  • list of materials, if required
  • Format and description of the final public sharing (e.g. presentation, lecture, performance, screening, exhibition, etc.)
  • any other document supporting the artistic proposal

 

  • Copy of Artist’s ID Card or passport;
  • Artist professional CV and a short Bio;
  • A portfolio of related works (Visual artists: images or video links; Performing artists: a synopsis of previous works, video links and reviews; Literature: a list of publications and professional acknowledgements);
  • State which residency period is preferred;
  • State if and what kind of entry requirements will be necessary in order to be able to travel to Malta and stay in the country during the residency;
  • State whether a family member will be joining;
  • State if the residency project is getting any third-parties funds, if yes, please indicate the name(s) of the funding partner(s) within your proposal.

 

For any queries, please send us an email on opencalls@vca.gov.mtby 27th June 2019.

 

SELECTION AND T&Cs

 

We are looking for proposals that respond to the one or more of the values of the Agency’s Cultural Programme. Priority will be given to applications which are:

 

  • Innovative
  • Engaging and collaborative, to involve local communities, cultures and artists
  • Interactive and participatory, to turn audiences into participating publics

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

  • Candidates must submit all the requested materials in the Application Section of this Call to be considered eligible.
  • As this is a competitive process, the proposals received will be evaluated by a specifically-appointed panel according to the timeframes indicated below.
  • In case of third-party funding for the residency, candidates should indicate the name(s) of the funding partner(s).

 

TIMEFRAMES

 

  • Call opens on 27thMay 2019.
  • Call closes on 30thJune 2019.
  • Call will be evaluated in the second week of July 2019.
  • The selected applicant/s will be notified by no later than 14thJuly 2019.
  • Residency dates:
    1st to 15th November 2019 and 22nd November to 6th December 2019.

AFTER POST-PHOTOGRAPHY 5 Conference, 23-25 May 2019, St. Petersburg

Conference APP. Cultural, historical and visual studies in photography

23-25 May 2019,
European University in St Petersburg

Addressing one of the most common concepts that define the nature and function of photography, the fifth edition of the conference After Post-Photography  aims to re-think the fundamental notions and offer new perspectives on the subject of photography and its connection with memory.

Memory is a notion commonly brought forward when speaking about photography. The very idea of close connection between memory and photography has long found itself at the basis of the (re)construction of histories and identities.

The photographic image, when regarded as a material evocation of memories, is supposed to not only preserve the past, but to represent a selection of moments worthy of being captured and retained. In this sense, photography has caused fundamental changes to mental structures, such as remembrance and forgetting. Its mechanics, however, is still indecisive: is photography something that evokes memory – or something that enhances oblivion? Furthermore, is a photograph something that really speaks of a moment of the past, or does it rather testify of certain modes of cultural optics? Is there still a possibility to ‘remember’ with, or through photographs? After all, the traditional belief in photography’s truthfulness, its indexical function, the freezing of a decisive moment, or proof of “what has been”, all this stands in strong contrast with the contemporary discussions on fake news, artificially constructed memories, post-reality politics and “augmented” realities.

The conference is chaired by Maria Gourieva, Olga Davydova, Natalia Mazur, Moritz Neumüller, Daria Panaiotti, and Friedrich Tietjen. It is organized in collaboration with the conference “PHOTOGRAPHY AS ART. Current trends in study and the history of national schools”, at the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, May 27-29, 2019.

This three-day event will feature four keynote speeches, eight presentations, and a round table, by scholars from Russia, Europe, the United States and Japan.   

Day 1 will feature two evening lectures, one by Fred Ritchin on The Post-Photographic Challenge, the other by Helen Petrovsky on Photography: Memory Formulae.

Day 2 will start with a morning panel dedicated to Photograph Politics, or: How to Show (and how to not). The afternoon will feature the panel Present Photography, or: How to Rethink Pictures. A get-together dinner will be the perfect setting to keep the discussions going on into the later hours.

Day 3 will be dedicated to the panel Photographic Projections, or: How to Show What Never Happened, and a round table discussion on Photography Studies in Russia, before we wrap up the conference in a general Q&A session.

All talks will take place at the European University in St. Petersburg, 1 Shpalernaya street / metro Chernyshevskaya

Talks and presentations will be held both in English and Russian. Simultaneous translation will be provided.  

Timetable

23 May 2019

16.30 Registration for speakers

17.00 Keynote: Fred Ritchin (ICP, USA): The Post-Photographic Challenge

18.30 Keynote: Helen Petrovsky (Russ. Acad. of Sciences, Russia): Photography: Memory Formulae

24 May 2019

10.15 Registration for speakers

10.45 Welcome

Panel 1: Photograph Politics, or: How to Show (and how to not).

11.00 Carole Naggar France/USA): A Closet, a Suitcase and a Warehouse: David «Chim» Seymour’s Archives

11.30 Susumu Shimonishi (Tokyo University of the Arts): Japanese Photography Magazines. The Case of CAMERA MAINICHI

12.00 Coffee break

12.30 Denis Skopin (St. Petersburg State Univ.): Elimination of the Enemies of the People from Group Photographs in Stalin’s Russia: Political and Psychological Aspects

13.00 Discussion

13.30 Lunch break

Panel 2: Present Photography, or: How to Rethink Pictures

14.30 Irina Chmyreva (Research Centre for Theory and History of Arts, Russian Academy of Fine Arts): Echo of Political Realities in Photography: Studies of Reading National History in Art Photography Projects from 1990-2010s

15.00 Michelle Bogre (Parsons School of Design, USA): The Photograph Unmoored: Truth and Authenticity in the 21st Century

15.30 Alexander Streitberger (Univ. catholique Louvain, Belgium): The Photographic Ruins of the Future

16.00 Discussion

16:30 Coffee break

17.00 Keynote: Andrés Mario Zervigón (Rutgers University, USA): The Camera Lens: Fully Visible and Transparent

18.30 Keynote: Gil Pasternak (Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, UK): Photography in Politics: Remembering and Being Together, With Photographs

25 May 2019

Panel 3: Photographic Projections, or: How to Show What Never Happened

10.30 Oksana Sarkisova (Central European University, Hungary): Imagining Soviet Space: Representations of Travel in Vernacular Photographic Collections

11.00 Maria Gourieva (European University/St. Petersburg State University), Friedrich Tietjen (Germany/Austria): Everybody Lives the Same (in private photographs)

11.30 Discussion

12.00 Coffee break

12.30 Keynote: Galina Orlova (Higher School of Economics, Russia): Anonymous Archive, Digitalization, Recycling

14.00 Lunch break

15.00 Roundtable discussion for educators and researchers: Photography Studies in Russia: Challenges and Perspectives

17.00 Final remarks and outlook

 

The Conference takes place at the European University, 1 Shpalernaya street, St. Petersburg. Nearest metro station: Chernyshevskaya.

Any changes to this timetable will be announced on the website www.after-post.photography and the telegram channel afterpostphotographytelegram.   

 

PhotoTWENS 2019 Call. Deadline: May 26, 2019

Following the ever-increasing success of the previous editions, UNEXPOSED, the platform for photography, with the support of the city of Leuven, will be hosting the seventh edition of the PhotoTWENS photography exhibition at the Romaanse Poort Cultural Centre from 5 September up to and including 22 September 2019.

For the edition PhotoTWENS 2019 we are looking for photographic work by photographers from the age of 20 and under the age of 30 years. More specifically, we are interested in coherent series of between 3 and 5 photographs on a theme of your choice.

If you would like to take part in this selection process, kindly send your digital portfolio to info@unexposed.eu by 26 May 2019 at the latest.

An independent jury will make a selection from the photo series submitted.

For your convenience, you can find the conditions for participation, including the application form which must be completed in full in the following document.

Curators’ Meeting, Arles. Deadline: May 13, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

For the first time, the Rencontres d’Arles and the French Ministry of Culture are launching a professional matinée open to all curators.

Thursday July 4, 2019 at 9 am

TEMPLE ARLES BOOKS

Deadline for submitting projects:

May 13, 2019

> APPLICATION MUST BE FILLED ONLINE HERE <

DETAILS

The Curators’ meeting is intended for institutions and curators wishing to present a new exhibition project involving the image or photography to a professional public. The event aims to encourage the production or coproduction of the projects presented.

An institution, cultural organization, collective or freelance curator may submit the project.

The Ministry of Culture, Temple Arles Books and the Rencontres d’Arles will select around 10 projects, which will be presented to an audience of professionals. The project’s organizer will make a brief (10 minutes) presentation in English or French. A luncheon will follow the meeting.

If you would like to attend the event, please send an e-mail to: curatorsmeeting@rencontres-arles.com

If you have any questions or encounter difficulty logging on, filling out the online application or downloading the documents, please write to: curatorsmeeting@rencontres-arles.com


APPEL À CANDIDATURES

Les Rencontres d’Arles et le ministère de la Culture lancent pour la première fois une matinée dédiée aux professionnels et proposent un Curators’ meeting ouvert à tous les commissaires d’exposition.

Jeudi 4 juillet 2019 à 9h

TEMPLE ARLES BOOKS

Date limite de dépôt des projets :
13 mai 2019
13 mai 2019

> DOSSIER DE CANDIDATURE À REMPLIR ICI <

MODALITÉS DE PARTICIPATION

Le Curators’ meeting s’adresse aux institutions et commissaires souhaitant présenter à un public professionnel un projet inédit d’exposition en lien avec l’image ou la photographie. Cet événement vise à encourager la production ou la coproduction des projets présentés.

Le projet peut être porté par une institution ou une structure culturelle, un collectif ou un commissaire d’exposition indépendant.

Une dizaine de projets seront sélectionnés par le ministère de la Culture, Temple Arles Books et les Rencontres d’Arles, et présentés devant un auditoire de professionnels. Chaque projet d’exposition donnera lieu à une présentation brève (10 minutes) en anglais ou en français par son organisateur. La rencontre sera suivie d’un déjeuner.

Si vous souhaitez assister à la présentation des projets, confirmez votre inscription en envoyant un mail à l’adresse : curatorsmeeting@rencontres-arles.com

Si vous avez des questions ou si vous rencontrez des difficultés à vous connecter, remplir le dossier en ligne ou télécharger les documents, nous vous remercions d’écrire à : curatorsmeeting@rencontres-arles.com

Athens Photo Festival Call. Deadline: April 10, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 10

Last Chance to Submit to the Athens Photo Festival 2019

Athens Photo Festival 2019 is accepting submissions for its exhibition program. The selected works will be exhibited from 6 June to 28 July 2019, at the Benaki Museum / Pireos 138, one of the most prestigious museums in Greece.The Festival seeks to bring together emerging as well as established artists and photographers with the aim to reflect the diversity of photography and visual culture today. Through its expanded programming, Athens Photo Festival is committed to offering a dynamic platform for exchange of ideas, artistic expression and engagement with photography in all its forms.

The Exhibition Program will feature works by over 100 artists from around the world, selected through this international call for proposals. The call is open to all the image-based genres, ranging from fine art and conceptual to documentary and photojournalism, installations, interactive and multimedia works. The Festival also welcomes submissions for its Photobook Show.

The deadline to submit your work to the Athens Photo Festival has been extended until Wednesday April 10.

https://www.photofestival.gr

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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LBS Photography Awards. Deadline: March 22, 2019

The LBS Photography Awards are now accepting entries for their second edition. A new theme, When Worlds Collide, highlights the power of business innovation to join together previously disconnected ideas. Conceived by an MBA student, the Awards aim to showcase the ways that business shapes lives, communities and the environment.

 

We invite submissions of five to ten images from both professional and amateur photographers aged over 18 in the UK and worldwide. Eight photo-series will be shortlisted for exhibition at LBS’S London Campus, where the winner will be announced as part of the exhibition’s opening night on 8 May, 2019. The winning entry will receive £ 2,000 cash prize and feature in the London Business School Review (LBSR).

 

The Awards team are delighted to announce the 2019 jury members; Fiona Rogers, Chief Operating Officer at Magnum Photos and founder of Firecracker, a platform supporting female photographers; Mona Boshnaq, Photo Editor at The New York Times; Andrew Dunnett, Director, Vodafone Foundation; and Michael Benson, Founding Director, Candlestar/Photo London. They will be joined by representatives from the LBS Photography Club.

 

The submission deadline is Friday 22 March 2019 (23:59 GMT). Applications must be submitted by completing the online application form at lbsphotographyawards.com.