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PhotoIreland Festival 2019: Call for Proposals. Deadline: Mar. 17, 2019

PhotoIreland Foundation invites individuals and organisations to come forward with proposals for the PhotoIreland Festival 2019.

The year 2019 will see the 10th edition of the PhotoIreland Festival bringing to Dublin an ambitious programme running from May to July. May will see the opening of the main exhibitions, while June will be dedicated to an extended educational programme with activities for all. The fireworks are reserved for July, when PhotoIreland Foundation will open the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland in Dublin city centre, on the 4th July. More details will be released in the coming months, but in the meantime, you can find below information about the calls for proposals for the Open and the Museum Programmes.


If you are planning an event during May-June-July relating to Photography, Visual Culture, Critical Thinking, happening anywhere in Ireland, then join the festival celebrations! We welcome submissions from national and international individuals and organisations. All possible formats for events such as exhibitions, installations, performances, films, videos, talks, workshops, etc. are welcome.

All participants must submit their proposals before the strict deadline. Participant events will be featured in the festival catalogue and on the website, promoted through the festival’s social media, and will receive festival catalogues to distribute during the event. The catalogues are also distributed by us nationwide to key locations.
Strict Deadline: midnight 17 March 2019.

To go ahead, please download the OPEN19 Submission Form, gather all the necessary details and fill it in. There is a contribution fee of €125 towards the marketing materials and distribution. Note that you must have secured a venue for your event or exhibition before you submit – if you are looking for a venue, we always recommend to start by looking at the previous PhotoIreland Festival maps. Once you have the venue sorted, email the submission form to pif.submissions@gmail.com


To make 2019 more special, we are opening a call for individuals and organisations to come forward with proposals to be included in the educational programme. There is no fee for submitting proposals, and those selected will receive financial and logistics support.

The Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland is a practice based research project run by PhotoIreland Foundation that aims to create the ideal prototype space to actively engage with Visual Culture and Critical Thinking today. Over the next years, the museum will present an evolving model that will publicly investigate experimental and critical propositions in aspects relating to Museology, Curation, Cultural Policy and Arts Management.

The research sets an important departure towards a new arena where Art and cultural practices and their socio-political context can be both enjoyed and examined in a richly participatory way, with the use of contemporary methodologies. This project is part of the Critical Academy ongoing research on ‘Photography in Ireland’.

We welcome proposals towards the educational programme for events that will run between 5-30 July 2019, broadly focused on the aforementioned topics of Visual Culture, Critical Thinking, Museology, Curation, Cultural Policy, Arts Management, as much as those aimed at promoting Visual Literacy and Art skills through active participation and Art making.

To go ahead, please download the MUSEUM19 Submission Form, fill in the details and email the submission form to pif.submissions@gmail.com
Strict Deadline: midnight 17 March 2019.


Last Chance to participate in New Irish Works, at PhotoIreland. Deadline: March 27, 2016

Call for New Irish Works

PhotoIreland is calling all photographers and artists based in Ireland, or Irish developing their practice abroad to submit their recent and ongoing projects to be considered. The submissions will be reviewed by an international panel, and a list of 20 awarded projects will be announced on the 11th of April.

Deadline: midnight 27th March. No extensions or exceptions possible.

Check details at http://photoireland.org/festival/year-2016/new-irish-works/


Other Calls from PhotoIreland, which include The Library Project Programme 2016/2017, the residency programme How to Flatten a Mountain and a Call for PhotoIreland’s main exhibition in 2016, at http://photoireland.org/current-opportunities/

Residency Program in Ireland, May/June 2016. Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016

PhotoIreland & Cow House Studios present a unique 10-day residency
coordinated by Ángel luis González, Frank Abruzzese, and Kate Strain.

A dynamic group of curators and creative practitioners have been assembled to lead a series of day long projects, discussions and critiques resulting in new works and an exhibition to be presented at Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin during PhotoIreland Festival 2016.

How to Flatten a Mountain is a residency open to emerging and mid career visual artists whose practice in whole or part, makes use of digital or analogue photographic processes. Applicants must be 20 or older and may be enrolled in third level or graduate degree programmes.

The aim of this 10 day residency is for participating artists to explore possibilities outside their core practice, work collaboratively and produce a cohesive exhibition/publication of work to be presented at PhotoIreland Festival 2016.

During the residency, the participants will take active part in a series of workshops led by guest facilitators Karl Burke, Mark Curran, Paul Gaffney, Miriam O’ Connor, and Luna Dolezal & Fiona Hallinan. As a group, you will be sharing ideas, making work, processing, printing, editing, etc., as needed, always working in collaboration. Each facilitator brings to the residency new challenges and new opportunities for your practice.

The group will take a one-day trip to Dublin, for an organised visit to selected exhibitions and to meet with curators and artists. Exploring the local area around Cow House Studios, adjacent mountains and forests will also be part of the experience.

Throughout the residency, the participants will work together with the project coordinators on all the practical and theoretical steps towards producing an exhibition/publication of work to be presented at PhotoIreland Festival 2016.

See http://www.howtoflattenamountain.com for all the information.


Application Guidelines:

Submit the following documents in PDF format to info@cowhousestudios.com with ‘HOW TO FLATTEN A MOUNTAIN’ in the subject line:

  1. CV/resume
  2. Artist Statement
  3. List of images
  4. Completed application form

Include 10-20 jpeg images of your most recent work a maximum of 1200 pixels on the largest side. Name each file with your own name in the following format: JohnSmith_01.jpg Please, send the files using the service wetransfer.com to info@cowhousestudios.com by February 29, 2016. You will be contacted by a Cow House Studios representative to confirm receipt of your application within five working days. Selected artists will be contacted by March 31, 2016.

Submission deadline: February 29, 2016
Selected artists contacted: March 31, 2016
Residency dates: May 23-June 1 2016



Incomplete applications will not be considered. A selection panel will review the submissions and make its decision solely on the information provided. The panel members include project coordinators Ángel luis González, Frank Abruzzese and Kate Strain. Applicants will be notified of the results by March 31, 2016.

Contact us at info@cowhousestudios.com for any further questions


Greetings from Ireland Call for Postcards. Deadline: Nov 9, 2014

Ever since The Library Project arrived to its new location in Temple Bar, we have received countless visits by tourists looking for posters, prints, and postcards with images of Ireland. Across from The Library Project sits one of the busiest souvenir shops in the country, offering the largest selection of merchandise about Ireland you can imagine. It is easy to expect that most of these materials perpetuate a particular representation of Ireland as an imagined fairytale land, divorced from its complex reality, lost between the pun and the stereotype. You may think that is what the tourist is looking for, but many visitors come to us seeking something completely different. We want to join the conversation.PhotoIreland is going to produce its own collection of materials, inviting local and international artists to present their personal interpretation of what Ireland is today. The project will fill the 36 pockets of a postcard stand with 36 different images, by 36 different artists. We will produce just as many posters in a limited series, and a set of 10 fine art prints per image will also be made available. From these 36, a further selection of 12 images will make it to illustrate a calendar for 2015.

For a participation fee of €5, all selected artists will receive a copy of the 2015 calendar, a copy of the Greetings from Ireland postcards set with the 36 selected images, and 40% of sales profits from all posters and prints sold with their image. Greetings from Ireland will be launched with a celebration of all the artists selected at The Library Project on Thursday 20th November, 6pm. The deadline for entries is midnight Sunday 9th November.


POPCAP14 – Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Deadline: July 1, 2014

POPCAP ’14 – Call for Entries!

piclet.org is pleased to announce that POPCAP – the prize for contemporary African photography will be offered for the third time in 2014. POPCAP is awarded to photographic portfolios that are either produced in an African country or deal with a diaspora of an African country. Submissions to POPCAP are judged by a panel of 26 internationally-sourced judges, with the five winning entries exhibited internationally at a series of publicly accessible exhibitions. The award is open to photographers of any age or descent. There is no entry fee. Call closes July 1 2014.


POPCAP – The Prize

The prize comprises visibility for the winning artists. The five awarded works will initially be on display in an open air show in Basel, Switzerland. The mobile exhibition will then make its way to PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland, from there to Berlin, Germany, then to the Cape Town Month of Photography, South Africa, to the LagosPhoto Festival, Nigeria and finally to Addis FotoFest in Ethiopia. POPCAP invites the winners to attend at least one of the shows personally. Besides the shows, the winners portfolios will be published in the POPCAP ‘14 catalog, in European Photography Magazine and their portfolio will be included in the piclet.org directory for hand-picked photographers’ portfolios.

POPCAP – About

POPCAP aims to raise the profile of African photography in the arts, and provide more publicity for artists engaging with the African continent. The internationally-sourced panel of judges enables the promotion of African photography worldwide and helps to avoid geographically and culturally one-sided views of the portfolios. POPCAP also aims to cooperate with international exhibition partners in order to foster exchanges between the various initiatives.

At piclet.org we are interested in the idea of balancing social media networking with “real world” networking through events such as POPCAP. piclet.org was launched in 2009 by Berlin-based media artist Benjamin Füglister as an international online portal for the presentation of contemporary photographers’ portfolios and as an international directory of important festivals, creative publications and institutions for photography.

POPCAP – In Retrospect

POPCAP was first awarded in 2012, with five winners chosen from 140 submissions by a panel of nine internationally-sourced judges. In 2013 POPCAP received 360 submissions from 57 countries that were judged by 14 judges. 2014 will see piclet.org offering the prize for contemporary African photography for the third time. The winning portfolios were exhibited in Basel, at PhotoIreland Festival and at LagosPhoto Festival.

For any media inquiries please contact Angela Nyffeler at media@popcap.cc. If you want to keep track of any changes on piclet.org please join our facebook fan site.

POPCAP ’14 – Partners

POPCAP is a grassroots organisation. We collaborate with a variety of partners in order to execute the POPCAP prize, exhibitions, workshops, talks and publications. We are happy to have received such good feedback regarding the 2012 and 2013 editions, which has enabled us to continue to foster relationships with both the old and new partners. If you are interested in joining our team of partners please contact us at partners@popcap.cc.

At piclet.org we are always eager to discover new photography. Feel free to submit a link to your institution, festival or magazine to submission [at] piclet.org or use our submission form to send us your portfolio for consideration.

piclet.org is an initiative from NEW HORIZON PRODUCTIONS – Agency for Culture. Follow piclet.org on facebook or twitter.

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Fotobookfestival Kassel Dummy Award: New Deadline: May 15, 2014

The Fotobookfestival Kassel invites photographers to present their so-far unpublished* photobooks to an international public and to eminent experts. In 2014 the best 50 books selected by a pre-jury will be exhibited at international photo events in Athens, Cologne, Dublin, Madrid, Milano, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Paraty and Sao Paulo. From these 50 titles, 3 winners will be chosen by an international jury of experts at the PhotoBookMuseum Cologne in September. The winner of the First Prize will be given the opportunity to realize their dummy as a »real« book in cooperation with our production partner, k-books, Germany, and will be reported on in the magazine European Photography. The First Prize also includes, apart from the book production, the presentation of the photobook-work during the next Fotobookfestival in Kassel in 2015. The Second Prize is a book production voucher valued at € 500; the Third Prize is a voucher valued at € 300 given by our partner, k-books.

Who can enter?
Any photographer from around the world who accepts the terms and conditions can participate by registering for the competition and submitting an unpublished* work as a book. The participant states that the submitted work has never been published by a publishing house.

We require physical printed books of all the entries sent to us by the photographers/authors. Registration closes on (new!) 15 May 2014. The latest arrival date for the dummies is also 15 May 2014. Entries can only be registered online. We charge € 32.00 per entry and book. There is no limitation to the number of entries per person. If you would like your book to be returned to you, then we will require a further postage and handling charge per entry: within Germany € 8.00; within Europe € 13.00; all other countries € 20.00. Payments can only be made online via our Paypal account during the registration process. Dummies that make the shortlist will be shown during photo events in Athens, Dublin, Cologne, Madrid, Milano, Oslo, Paraty, Paris, Rome and Sao Paulo. Because some of these events take place at the same time, we request that you send a second copy of the dummy. You may send two copies anyway or you send one more copy immediatly after getting the information, that your dummy has been selected for the shortlist. The jury session is May 17th. Should a second copy not be available, your dummy will miss out on some of the overlapping exhibitions.
*»unpublished« MEANS All books published digitally or by self-publishing or through a photobook-publishing platform like blurb can be submitted.

Pre Jury
We are happy to announce our pre-jury which will select about 50 books for the Dummy Awards shortlist and the exhibitions:
Tamara Berghmans (Fotomuseum Antwerpen)
Angel Luis Gonzalez Fernandez (PhotoIreland Dublin)
Sebastian Hau (Le Bal Books Paris)
Jeffrey Ladd (Photographer Cologne)
Andreas Müller-Pohle (European Photography Berlin)
Dieter Neubert (Fotobookfestival Kassel)
Markus Schaden (ThePhotoBookMuseum Cologne)
Stephanie von Spreter (Fotogalleriet Oslo)


Athens Photo Festival Athens
The PhotoBookMuseum Cologne
PhotoIreland Dublin
IED Madrid
Mia Image Art Fair Milano
fotogalleriet Oslo
Le Bal Paris
Fotoleggendo Rome
Paraty em Foco Paraty
Madalena Workshops Sao Paulo

Register at  http://2014.fotobookfestival.org/product/dummy-award-2014-registration/

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