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Social Art Award (Berlin). Deadline: Mar. 31, 2017

Message from the Captain: “I personally find Calls that cost the participant 50 euros and the Grand Prize is 1000 euros questionable: 20 Participants, and all costs are covered. But since there are exceptions for certain countries (participation fee 25€ or even for free), and they promise to change the world, who am I to stand in their way. So here it comes…  a Call for a Social Art Award”

Deadline: March, 31, 2017


The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. invites artists and cultural actors of all areas to apply with their work to the Social Art Award 2017.
Applications must be submitted till March 31, 2017.

Social Art is any artistic expression that aims at creating social impact and change. Artists are visionaries, utopists, agents for change, with the ability to affect society by creating emotionally captivating experiences.
Thus, the goal of the Social Art Award is to invigorate the rise of social art. We need more people to create impact and to inspire change. Furthermore, the award aims at strengthening the recognition of social artists and the value of their work. Hence, it cherishes the importance of social art for society.

What’s in for you?
1.000 Euro in prize money.
An exhibition in Berlin, Germany.
All applicants receive 2 printed copies, plus the digital version of the Social Art book.

Who can apply?
All artists and cultural actors can apply. There are no restrictions based on gender, training or nationality.

How to apply?
Submit your contribution with one image, a short description and a statement, how your work is related to social art.
Apply now!

The jury identifies the best contributions through a three-stage selection process including a shortlist of 10 nominees plus 2 wild cards based on public online voting.

The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. is a multidisciplinary institute that explores and promotes art and innovation as a means to foster social impact and change. The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Berlin, Germany.

For more information and guidelines please visit http://www.social-art-award.org, or contact:
Social Art Award
c/o Institute for Art and Innovation e.V.
Auguststrasse 35
10119 Berlin

For communications and all media inquiries please contact:

Technology and Arts Prize. Deadline: March 3, 2017

STARTS Prize 2017 – Grand prize of the European Commission honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts

Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are launching a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. This follows the launch of a new activity in the European Commission named STARTS: Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS.

Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe will be facing in the near future. The role of artists thus is no longer seen to be just about propagating scientific and technological knowledge and skills among the general public but much more as a kind of catalyst that can inspire and trigger innovative processes. The artistic practice of creative exploration and experimental appropriation of new technologies has a wide reaching potential to contribute to the development of new products and new economic, social and business models. Accordingly, the STARTS Prize focuses on artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and on innovative forms of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of art and culture.

Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: one for artistic exploration, and thus projects with the potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative collaboration between industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation.

Grand Prize—Artistic Exploration
Awarded for artistic exploration and art works where appropriation by the arts has a strong potential to influence or alter the use, deployment or perception of technology.

Grand Prize—Innovative Collaboration
Awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts that opens new pathways for innovation.

Submit now! The STARTS prize open call will end on March 3rd, 2017.

Entry details

Ladies and Gentlemen: The Winners of the PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIPS at the IED MADRID

We are pleased to announce the following SCHOLARSHIPS from the IED MADRID’s Photography department!

European Master in Fine Art Photography

The first scholarship goes to Nafis Ahmed Gazi from Dhaka (Bangladesh). Nafis was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the portfolio he presented for the contest shows the old part of this city, its many social, political, and environmental challenges. His work documents the constant changes and feels very immediate and close to the people. In his hands, photography is a powerful, dangerous and still highly aesthetic vision of the world that surrounds us. Nafis graduated from Bangladesh International Tutorial High School in 2003 and continued his education at the London Guildhall University in Art & Design. He received a B.A. with Honors in 2008 from Pathshala, the South Asian Media Academy, with his final semester conducted abroad at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. He is a member of VII Photo Mentor Program, under the tutoring of John Stanmeyer.

The second scholarship goes to Klaus Lundi, a young image maker originally from Colombia who is now resident in Hamburg (Germany). Klaus has been published in Kaltblut Magazine and others, and is developing an experimental and quite personal work, which oscillates between portraits, lifestyle and travel photography.

The other selected finalists were:

Pezhman Zahed Banisi (UK)
Inge Trienekens (Netherlands)
Mireia Ferron Esquena (Spain)
Eoin Moylan (Ireland)
Ian Waelder (Spain)

Photobook International Specialisation Course

The first scholarship goes to Laura El-Tantawy, a British/Egyptian photographer living between Cairo and London. In 2008 she was accepted as one of 15 young photographers from around the world to participate in Reflexions Masterclass, a two-­year photography seminar directed by renowned Italian photographer Giorgia Fiorio and French curator Gabriel Bauret, and in 2013 she was part of the Northern Lights Masterclass. Laura’s work is politically and socially engaged and she will take full advantage of the possibility to bring her work in a publishable form during her stay in Madrid.

The second scholarship goes to Vicky Méndiz Casas, from Madrid. Vicky has studied both Photography and Art History and her work has been exhibited in Spain, France and Japan, mainly. We are very happy to have Vicky on board.

The other selected finalists were:

Ilkin Husyenov (Azerbaijan)
Ruta Satalovaite (Lithuania)
Melina Agustina Nelly Forciniti (Argentina)
Lilla Szász (Hungary)
Ruth Mirelly Navarro (Sweden)

Professional Photography Specialisation Course

The first scholarship goes to Tamim Jamshed, a recent graduate from Griffith College of Dublin in Photographic Media. Before that he had studied Photojournalism at Dhaka,
Bangladesh. His work has been exhibited at the Fotographia Festival in Rome, and he was the finalist of Fabrica Scholarship and Ian Parry scholarship recently. His experience in the documentary field and his interest in for authorial photography make him the ideal candidate for this course, which aims to work with a new breed of photographers who work successfully both in the commercial and the artistic field.

The second scholarship goes to Alesia Belaya, from Minsk (Belarus). She has worked as an observer for the first Belarusian interior design magazine “Majordomo” and newspapers such as “Narodnaja Volja”, and the Russian news agency RIA Novosti. She also has worked as a wedding and event photographer, yet her long term ambition is to achieve a PhD in Photography.

The other finalists were:

Marta Mantyka (Poland)
Sergio Alberto Becerril Robledo (Mexico)
Kelly Hurd (Michigan, US)
Elena Campos Cea (Spain)

The inscription for both the Specialication Course and the Master program for Professional Photography are still open.

Congratulations to all the winners from the Photography Department of the IED Madrid!

Find the official announcement here.


— Spanish version / version en español —


Máster Europeo de Fotografía de Autor

El primer premio se otorga a Nafis Ahmed Gazi, de Dhaka (Bangladesh).
El segundo premio se otorga a Klaus Lundi, de Colombia, y residente en Hamburgo (Alemania).

Los otros finalistas eran:

Pezhman Zahed Banisi (Reino Unido)
Inge Trienekens (Países Bajos)
Mireia Ferron Esquena (España)
Eoin Moylan (Irelanda)
Ian Waelder (España)

Curso de Especialización de Photobook Internacional

El primer premio se otorga a Laura El-Tantawy, de Londres.
El segundo premio se otorga a Vicky Méndiz Casas (España) .

Los otros finalistas eran:

Ilkin Husyenov, de Baku (Azerbaijan)
Ruta Satalovaite (Lituania)
Melina Agustina Nelly Forciniti (Argentina)
Lilla Szász (Hungría)
Ruth Mirelly Navarro (Suecia)

Curso de Especialización de Fotografía Profesional

El primer premio se otorga a Tamim Jamshed, de Dublin (Irlanda).
El segundo premio se otorga a Alesia Belaya, de Minsk (Belarusia).

Los otros finalistas eran:

Marta Mantyka (Polonia)
Sergio Alberto Becerril Robledo (México)
Kelly Hurd (Michigan, EEUU)
Elena Campos Cea (España)

Las inscripciones para el Specialication Course and el Master program for Professional Photography siguen abiertas hasta llenarse el curso.

¡Desde el Area de Fotografía del IED Madrid, felicitamos a todos los ganadores!

Noticia oficial aquí.