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Call for Applications
2016 DGPh History of Photography Research Award

Since 1978, the History and Archives section of the German Photographic Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, DGPh) recognises scientific research in the history and theory of photography.

The DGPh History of Photography Research Award 2016 will be open for all elements of research into photography’s many aspects. Besides aspects of traditional history and theory of photography, topics will be considered that deal with photography’s social meaning, or the impact that the medium has had on society. The applicant’s work should represent an autonomous, innovative, and original contribution to these areas. The award is open to researchers from all fields.

Applications and manuscripts for the DGPh History of Photography Research Award may be submitted in either English or German. Applications should consist of a published or unpublished manuscript produced during the last two years before the deadline. Project outlines, or yet unfinished manuscripts etc. will not be accepted.

Allocation will be the decision of an expert jury. The jury will publish its reasons to reward the winning entry. The jury consists of the chairpersons of the History and Archives section of the DGPh, the previous prize winner plus one or a group of invited councellor(s).

The award is endowed with a total of 3,000 Euro. The jury holds the right to split the prize between two applicants in equal parts. The award will be handed over at a public event organized by the DGPh.

Submission requirements are the following pdf-files:

– A complete manuscript as electronic file form
– An abstract of the submitted work (approx. 300-500 words)
– A curriculum vitae (résumé)
– A list of publications.

The final date for submissions is the 30rd of September, 2016.

Submissions should be send online under:


More information about the German Photographic Society: www.dgph.de

Research residency in Sapporo (Japan). Deadline: July 3, 2016

S-AIR in association with Curators’ Network is offering a fully funded residency opportunity for curators in Sapporo, Japan, from August 9 – September 13, 2016 (maximum stay 30 days, minimum 20 days).

The call is free of charge. Deadline for the submission of applications is July 3, 2016, midnight, Madrid, CEST timezone.

The successful candidate is expected to research and write around the local art scene of Sapporo, to learn about Japan and to establish networks and dialogues between local and international artists.

  • The call is open for curators who work with all kinds of disciplines within the context of contemporary visual and fine arts. There is no age limit. Applicants should neither hold Japanese nationality nor reside in Japan, and should be able to exercise a degree of autonomy and self-reliance.
  • The call seeks especially for professionals who work with a high level of excellence, but do not yet have a consolidated international career, as one of the primary goals of Curators’ Network is to promote art-professionals who are still not well known in a larger international context.
  • Applicants should have at least a moderate level of spoken English or Japanese, and should feel comfortable engaging in discussions in one of these two languages.
  • Applying curators should thoroughly research about S-AIR and Curators’ Network and submit a proposal demonstrating in which line(s) they would like to research whilst in Sapporo.

Dates, deadlines

Deadline: Applications should be submitted online NOT LATER THAN Sunday July 3, 2016 at Midnight [Madrid, CEST].

Selection: The resident will be chosen on the basis of the submitted applications. A shortlist will be made by a jury of the management board of Curators’ Network. The final selection will be made by the selection committee at S-AIR.

Notification: The successful candidate will be notified byWednesday, July 13, 2016.

Residency: Up to 30 days between August 9 and September 13, 2016. The applicants can propose their preferred time frame, the minimum stay is 20 days. The final dates for arrival and departure to and from Japan to be agreed between S-AIR and the resident.

Information and applications here.

Two research residencies in Barcelona. Deadline: July 15, 2016

Encura research residency 2016/17

Call for two fully funded research residencies

Hangar Barcelona in association with Curators’ Network is offering two fully-funded one-month-residencies in Barcelona, Spain. They will take place from November 14, 2016 – December 18, 2016 and from January 18, 2017 – February 19, 2017.
Application form


The call is free of charge and open to all curators and researchers who currently do not live and work in Catalonia. Deadline for the submission of applications is July 15, 2016, midnight, Spanish time, CEST time zone.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with the artist residents at Hangar Barcelona. They will also have the occasion to research the wider artistic context of Barcelona and Catalonia as well as to establish networks and dialogues with other local and international cultural agents.

Applicants should submit a proposal that fits into the general lines of work of Hangar and Curators’ Network. This proposal should also foresee a collaboration with at least four of the current artist residents of Hangar as well as a presentation of the outcomes in a format other than a classical exhibition.

The selected candidates are expected to realize the suggested project during the residency.

Hangar will provide the following for each residency:

In and outbound travel (up to 300 €)
Honorary (1185 € before taxes)
Accommodation (own bedroom in a four-room house located at Hangar residency space)
A working space and internet connection (Please bring your own laptop as no computer will be provided)
A production budget of 400 € per artist (1600 € overall) which will be collectively defined among resident, artists and Hangar production team.
Technical assistance for the activities that the candidates will undertake during their residency.

Curators’ Network will provide the following:

the two successful candidates will get a permanent profile and presentation space at Curators’ Network Database
the blog of the residents will be hosted through the art-spy section of Curators’ Network
the online presentation of the projects of the residents will be hosted and promoted through http://www.curators-network.eu

The successful candidates are required to arrange for their own visa and insurance in advance.

About Hangar

Hangar is a centre for art research and production located in Barcelona, Spain. Hangar’s mission is to support visual artists and other cultural agents during the different moments of their art production processes as well as to contribute to the best development of their projects. Hangar facilitates equipment, facilities, production assistance and a suitable context for free experimentation and knowledge transfer. Hangar is located in the Poblenou neighborhood in Barcelona and in a mid 19th Century that was originally designed for the textile industry. At present, and after the centre was extended to the adjacent warehouses, the buildings used by Hangar cover a total surface of 2,600 m2.

Curatorial research grants (Paris, France). Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015

The Centre national des arts plastiques (National Centre of Visual Arts, CNAP) is awarding two curatorial research grants in 2015. The purpose of these grants is to enable two curators to develop a research project around the CNAP collection over the course of a three month residency in Paris.

The Fonds national d’art contemporain is France’s state-owned collection of modern and contemporary art. Works have been acquired from living artists for more than 220 years. The collection has been expanded through purchases, gifts and commissions and currently holds over 95,000 works.

The CNAP manages and displays this collection. It also plays an active role in its constitution. Works are acquired not to form a collection in the museum sense, around a single historical period or theme. The purpose is instead to assemble a collection that is representative of contemporary creation in all its forms, and constitutes a narrative for our era.

The CNAP expresses the diversity of artistic practices today, across generations and nationalities. It seeks out and supports young artists, as well as adding to groups of works by established artists and creators through the acquisition of recent productions.

The collection is divided into chronological sections—historical (1791–1904), modern (1905–1960) and contemporary (post-1961)—and categorized by media (in particular, graphic art and post-1980 video and photography).

The collection is unique in Europe for its size and scope. It opens important possibilities to experiment with new curatorial strategies and to envisage the collection from its most experimental dimension, from its earliest to its most contemporary elements.

The grant invites candidates to conduct research on contemporary issues during a three month residency at the CNAP. Projects must demonstrate an experimental and innovative aspect. They can focus on a period, a geographic region or, alternatively, take an interdisciplinary approach. Projects will be judged for their originality and novel curatorial approach.

Selected candidates will be encouraged to work with the CNAP’s team, and will be given the opportunity to explore all available documentary resources.

At the end of the residency, candidates are invited to present the outcome of their research. This can be a publication, a symposium, lectures, workshops, an exhibition or take any other physical or virtual form. These outcomes will be the subject of exchanges with the CNAP’s team and receive specific funding.

Application requirements and conditions
The call for projects is open to anyone with experience as a curator.
The successful candidates will each receive a grant of 9,000 EUR covering travel, accommodation and living expenses.

Candidates will implement their project over three months, between October 2015 and March 2016, as a consecutive period or in several sessions, as agreed with the CNAP teams.

Groups can submit a project but only one grant will be awarded.

Projects must be original and have never been previously published or produced.

The majority of documentation will be in French. Candidates must therefore be fluent in French. Selected candidates will be auditioned around mid-September by a jury comprising members of the CNAP scientific team and specialists in the fields of art and research.

Application documents
Candidates are invited to submit their project by post to the following address:

Bourse Curatoriale–Appel à Projet 2015
Centre national des arts plastiques
1 Place de la Pyramide
Tour Atlantique
92911 Paris La Défense

Applications must include:
–an outline of the project and the body of works involved (15,000 characters)
–a planned timetable
–a curriculum vitae presenting training, research and professional experience
–a representative selection of projects in the proposed field of research

The closing date for applications is August 31, 2015.

For any further information, please write to: bourse-curatoriale.cnap@culture.gouv.fr

Six international research residencies in Madrid for this fall. Deadline: June 28, 2013

Sweet Home: Research residencies in Madrid (English version, versión en español abajo)

International Open Call until Friday, June 28, 2013
hablarenarte: and FelipaManuela are launching “Sweet Home,” a research residencies program in Madrid for international artists and cultural agents.

We are seeking for artists, curators, managers or other cultural agents, who do not live or work in Spain, wanting to research in Madrid. Each residency will have a duration of two weeks, between September and December 2013, in one of the six private homes of the cultural agents selected in a previous local call.

Each host will provide accommodation for the guest, and will introduce the international cultural agent in his/her closest artistic context. The program covers the cost of accommodation. The resident guest should assume his/her travel and subsistence expenses during these two weeks.

The call is open to all culture professionals that do not live or work in Spain. There is no age limit and participation is free of charge. Proposals that adequately fit the profile of the hosts will be highly considered. To ensure this aim, the six local hosts will be part of the jury in this second call. The six residencies will be held between September 1 and December 31, 2013.

To apply for one of the six residencies, complete the downloadable form, that you can find on the web site of hablarenarte: and send it to info@hablarenarte.com before Friday June 28, 2013.

Sweet Home: residencias de investigación artística en Madrid (versión en español, English version above)

Convocatoria internacional abierta hasta el viernes 28 de junio de 2013

hablarenarte: y FelipaManuela ponen en marcha el programa Sweet Home: residencias de investigación artística en Madrid.

Se abre ahora la convocatoria internacional para elegir a artistas, comisarios, gestores u otros agentes no residentes en España que quieran realizar una investigación artística en Madrid. Cada residencia se realizará durante dos semanas, entre septiembre y diciembre de 2013, en una de las seis casas privadas de los agentes culturales que fueron seleccionados en una primera convocatoria local.

Cada anfitrión ofrecerá, además del alojamiento en el cuarto de invitados, la posibilidad de introducir al residente internacional en el tejido cultural de su contexto más cercano. El programa cubre los costes de alojamiento, por lo que el residente invitado deberá asumir sus gastos de viaje y manutención durante estas dos semanas.

La convocatoria está abierta a todos los profesionales que trabajen en cultura y que no vivan en España. No hay límite de edad y la participación es gratuita. Tendrán prioridad aquellas propuestas que encajen más adecuadamente con el perfil de los hospedadores. Para garantizar este objetivo, los seis anfitriones formarán parte, a su vez, del jurado de esta segunda convocatoria. Las seis residencias se realizarán entre el 1 de septiembre y el 31 de diciembre de 2013.

Para solicitar una de las seis residencias, hay que rellenar el formulario descargable de la web de hablarenarte: y remitirlo a info@hablarenarte.com antes del viernes 28 de junio de 2013.

Two Calls for Papers on photography. Deadlines: Nov. 12 and Dec 10, 2012

First Call for Papers: 39th Annual AAH Conference, University of Reading

Deadline: Nov 12, 2012

Photography and the Histories of Sculpture:
What role has photography played in forming sculpture’s place in art history?
39th Annual AAH conference and bookfair
University of Reading, 11 – 13 April 2013
Conveners: Henry Moore Institute (Lisa Le Feuvre and Jon Wood)

This session asks: what role has photography played in forming
sculpture’s place in art history? Working across disciplines and
histories of sculpture, exhibition making, museum studies and
photography, this session discusses the formation of art historical
narratives, seeking to unpack past narratives and ask questions of how
future narratives might be constructed. Addressing the role photographs
and their producers have played in articulating sculptures’ meanings
and histories, this session invites papers that take stock of the
impact of photography on the histories of sculpture and its shaping of
understandings of ‘sculpture’ by: communicating exhibitions,
collections and works; distributing, interpreting and fictionalising
sculpture; developing art historical analyses and positions; enabling
research of sculpture.

This session is also interested in analysing the photography of
sculpture as a subject of exhibitions and publications, as seen, for
example, in the exhibitions Close Encounters: The Sculptor’s Studio in
the Age of the Camera (Henry Moore Institute, 2000) and The Original
Copy (MOMA, 2010). Likewise, the artistic treatments of sculpture
through photography are pertinent to the relationship between sculpture
and photography; these changing relations have ramifications for our
developing art historical grasp of sculpture, as it becomes analysed as
much through its representation as through its direct encounter. This
session strives to be trans-historical, inviting papers from academics,
artists, curators and writers addressing early photography as much as
recent experiments.

We invite proposals for 25 minute conference papers. Please submit a
250 word abstract and short CV to Kirstie Gregory (Research Programme
Assistant) kirstie@henry-moore.org

Deadline for submissions is Monday 12 November 2012.  For more details
visit our Research pages on http://www.henry-moore.org/hmi


Second Call for Papers: The Reflexive Photographer

Deadline: Dec 10, 2012


Edited by Rosie Miller, Jonathan Carson and Theresa Wilkie
(School of Art & Design, University of Salford, UK)

We invite international submissions to be included in this forthcoming
book, to be published by MuseumsEtc (www.museumsetc.com) in 2013.

Proposals are welcomed from writers, academics, photographers,
curators, artists and other visual practitioners.

This book will bring together the varied ways in which reflexivity
manifests itself within photography and the photograph.  In this
instance we are taking a broad approach to the term (as evidenced in
the suggestions below), where ‘reflexivity’ is used to describe:

–    The  methods and dialogues that practitioners use to interrogate
their own work; and,
–    The manner in which these devices enable the photographer to
engage in an exchange with the work of others and with the world around

We are seeking chapters that deal with a wide range of issues in
relation to the principle of the reflexive photographer. This could
encompass – but is not limited to – conceptual, cultural, historical
and visual concerns relating to:

•    The historical perspectives of reflexivity
•    The photographer making visual work that is reflexive
•    The photographer writing about and reflecting on their own work
•    The use or affect that the materials of photography (the lens, the
camera, etc.) have on reflexivity
•    The photographer using notebooks and sketchbooks (or equivalent)
as a reflexive tool
•    The use or affect that different types of editing have on
•    The photographer writing about the work of others as a reflexive
•    The analysis of seminal texts from key photographers
•    The interview as a means to reveal reflexivity
•    The examination of reflexivity where more than one practitioner is
at work
•    The use of the photograph as a form of life writing
•    The use of reflexivity in the context of photography in the
digital sphere

Additionally, we are interested in examining different formats for

•    The book
•    Correspondence
•    The manifesto
•    The blog
•    The diary
•    The travelogue
•    The exhibition
•    Exhibition commentary, interpretation and/or the exhibition
•    The photo collective or group

This list is not exhaustive and we welcome proposals on other themes.

Submitting a proposal
If you are interested in being considered as a contributor, please
submit a proposal (using Microsoft Word) of between 300-500 words with
a short biography and CV (which, combined, must not exceed two sides of

The deadline for submissions is 10 December 2012. Please email your
proposal to books@museumsetc.com. If you have any queries please email
Rosie Miller at r.miller@salford.ac.uk.

Should your proposal be accepted the length of a chapter will be
2000-6000 words or, if you are proposing a visual work, you will have
between 6-8 pages. Please prepare your proposal with these parameters
in mind. The work should not have been published elsewhere.

The book will be published in print and digital editions by MuseumsEtc
in 2013. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the
publication and a discount on more.

The Editors
Rosie Miller is a Lecturer and Critical & Contextual Studies Area
Leader in the School of Art & Design, University of Salford, UK.
Jonathan Carson is Associate Head (Academic) and Senior Lecturer in
Critical & Contextual Studies in the School of Art & Design, University
of Salford, UK. Theresa Wilkie is Director of Design & Culture and
Senior Lecturer in Critical & Contextual Studies in the School of Art &
Design, University of Salford, UK. All three previously edited
Photography and the Artist’s Book (MuseumsEtc, 2012).


Call for Papers: DGPh History of Photography Research Award. Deadline: Dec 1, 2012

Call for Entries: 2012 DGPh History of Photography Research Award
Deadline: 1 December 2012

Researchers in all fields of the humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences are addressed.

__________ English  version (Deutsche Version weiter unten) __________________
Since 1978, the History and Archives department of the German
Photographic Society (DGPh) has presented an award that recognizes
scientific research of the history and theory of photography.
Initially, the Erich Stenger Award was aimed exclusively at already
published books, and in 1981 it was transformed into an advancement

By re-defining it as the DGPh History of Photography Research Award it
will now be open for international application. All elements of
research into photography’s many aspects may be eligible. Besides
aspects of traditional history and theory of photography topics will be
considered that deal with photography’s social meaning, or the impact
that it has had on society. The award is aimed at researchers from all
fields of the humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences whose
research work represents an autonomous, innovative, and original
contribution to these areas.

Applications and manuscripts for the DGPh History of Photography
Research Award may be submitted in either English or German. Allocation
will be the decision of an expert jury whose reasons will be published.

The jury holds the right to split the award between two applicants in
equal parts, its decision will be final and binding. The award is
honoured with a total of 3,000 Euros and will be handed over at a
public event.

Submission requirements:
A completed manuscript in paper form and also in electronic file form
(pdf). The final date for submissions is December 1st, 2012 (date of
postmark). Submissions should be addressed to:

Geschäftsstelle der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie DGPh
Rheingasse 8-12
D 50676 Cologne

To be enclosed with the application:
•        An abstract of the submitted work (approx. 300-500 words)
including information regarding the status of the
manuscript (dissertation, research project – funded or not funded),
essay (accepted    in specialist magazine or not yet accepted); is
there already a publisher for this manuscript (target publication
date); has publication of the manuscript already been funded by another
•                    A curriculum vitae (résumé)
•                    A list of publications.

More information about the German Photographic Society: http://www.dgph.de

__________Deutsche Version (English  version above)__________________

Subject: STIP: DGPh-Forschungspreis fuer Photographiegeschichte 2012

Application deadline: Dec 1, 2012

Ausschreibung des
DGPh-Forschungspreis für Photographiegeschichte 2012

•    Neuausrichtung des DGPh Förderpreises
•    Orientierung auf alle Phänomene des Photographischen
•    Forscher aller Geistes-, Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften sind
•    Einsendeschluss ist der 1. Dezember 2012

Die Sektion Geschichte und Archive der Deutschen Gesellschaft für
Photographie (DGPh) vergibt seit 1978 einen Preis, mit dem
wissenschaftliche Forschungen auf dem Gebiet der Geschichte und Theorie
der Photographie ausgezeichnet werden. Richtete sich der
Erich-Stenger-Preis zunächst ausschließlich auf bereits publizierte
Bücher, so wurde dieser 1981 in einen Förderpreis umgewandelt.

Die nun erfolgende Neuausrichtung als DGPh-Forschungspreis für
Photographiegeschichte betont seine internationale, inhaltlich breit
gefächerte Orientierung auf alle Phänomene des Photographischen. Neben
der klassischen Geschichte und Theorie der Photographie sind damit auch
Themenbereiche angesprochen, die sich mit der gesellschaftlichen
Bedeutung und den Spuren beschäftigen, die die Photographie jenseits
ihres eigenen Gegenstandes im gesellschaftlichen Leben hinterlassen hat.

Der Preis richtet sich an Forscher aller Geistes-, Kultur- und
Sozialwissenschaften, deren wissenschaftliche Arbeit einen
eigenständigen, innovativen und originellen Beitrag zu diesen Gebieten
Bewerbungen und Manuskripte für den DGPh-Forschungspreis für
Photographiegeschichte können in deutscher oder englischer Sprache
eingereicht werden. Eine Teilung des Preises in zwei Hälften ist
möglich. Über die Vergabe entscheidet eine Fachjury, deren Begründung
für die Preisvergabe öffentlich bekannt gemacht wird. Die Jury kann den
Preis einem Bewerber oder zwei Bewerbern zu gleichen Teilen zusprechen.
Die Entscheidung der Fachjury ist unanfechtbar. Der Preis ist mit
insgesamt 3.000 Euro dotiert und wird in einer öffentlichen Feierstunde

Eingesandt werden soll ein abgeschlossenes Manuskript in Papierform
(zweifach) und als Datei (pdf). Einsendeschluss ist der 1. Dezember
2012 (Poststempel). Empfangsadresse ist die Geschäftsstelle der DGPh
(Overstolzenhaus, Rheingasse 8-12, D-50676 Köln, dgph@dgph.de).
Der Bewerbung sind beizufügen:
•    ein Abstract der eingereichten Arbeit (ca. 3.500 Anschläge),
einschl. einer Information zum Status des Manuskripts (Dissertation,
Forschungsprojekt –gefördert oder nicht gefördert), Aufsatz (in
Fachzeitschrift angenommen oder nicht angenommen); Gibt es bereits
einen Verlag für das Manuskript (anvisiertes Erscheinungsdatum); wurde
die Publikation des Manuskripts bereits von anderer Stelle gefördert?
•    ein Curriculum Vitae
•    eine Publikationsliste

Weitere Informationen über die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie
unter http://www.dgph.de