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Warwick Stafford Fellowship 2016/17. Deadline: Nov. 14, 2016

Call for applications: The Warwick Stafford Fellowship

Northumbria University are accepting applications to the Warwick Stafford Fellowship 2016/17 until 5pm Monday 14 November 2016.

Early-mid career practitioners in Fine Art are invited to apply for the fellowship which offers a £20,000 bursary to the chosen candidate.

In addition to the bursary Northumbria will provide the successful Fellow with:

• A studio space in the BxNU Institute for Contemporary Art at BALTIC 39

• Technical Support

• Participation in an environment of postgraduate and PhD art researchers

• Access to leading academics and internationally renowned artists

The Fellowship will offer an early-mid career artist a structured opportunity to advance their practice and research and engage with a stimulating community of professional artists, students, fine art researchers and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art partners. Support and development will be designed to meet the needs of the individual fellow. The artist will participate in and contribute to the research environment at BALTIC 39 whilst developing a body of new work that advances their practice-led research. New work will be accessible during public events at the BxNU Institute and will form a core part of the exhibition programme in Gallery North, the Faculty’s prestigious venue for contemporary art.

The fellowship will culminate in a solo exhibition with publication.

The current 2015/16 fellowship is held by Stuart Tait. Details of Stuart’s work, along with past Fellows, Eleanor Wright 2012/13, Luke McCreadie 2013/14 and Laurence Kavanagh 2014/15 can be seen on the BALTIC 39 website.

How to apply

During selection the panel will look to identify applicants whose practice and research will benefit most from the opportunities offered.

Application deadline: Monday 14 November 2016 at 5pm

Interviews will be held from Monday 8 December 2016

Residency will begin from Monday 9 January 2017

For further information on how to apply, please visit http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/warwickstafford

For enquiries, please email fiona.crisp@northumbria.ac.uk

Photography Residencies Madrid / Birmingham. Deadline: June 17, 2016

International Photography Residency Opportunity

GRAIN and IED Madrid are seeking submissions from artists, photographers and curators both from the West Midlands, UK and from Spain, to apply for a residency program in Birmingham and Madrid. The applicant must have a photographic practice.

1.) For Spanish artists (in Spanish, scroll down for English version, for Midland-based artists):

¿Tienes ganas de volar lejos con tu fotografía?

IED Madrid y GRAIN queremos invitar a artistas, fotógrafos y comisarios residentes en España a participar en un programa de residencia artística que se llevará a cabo en Birmingham (Reino Unido).

Esta residencia tiene como objetivo que fotógrafos, artistas y comisarios puedan dedicar tiempo a trabajar en un espacio alejado de su entorno y obligaciones habituales. Un espacio para reflejar, investigar y explorar su práctica profesional en otra comunidad; conocer gente nueva y utilizar nuevos materiales experimentando la vida en un nuevo lugar.

Anímate a participar en esta oportunidad que proporcionará al ganador un acercamiento a la amplia oferta de colecciones e investigación cultural de Birmingham. Podrás trabajar con comisarios, artistas, académicos, comunidades e investigadores con el fin de forjar nuevas relaciones e inspirarte para profesionalizar tu portfolio.

Valor de la Beca: 1.500 £

Cuándo solicitar
Tienes de plazo hasta las 18.00h (GMT+1) del 17 de junio de 2016.
Las fechas de la residencia serán entre septiembre y noviembre de 2016 (durante un mínimo de 7 días). Al mismo tiempo, se realizará una residencia con un artista, fotógrafo o comisario de Midlands (Reino Unido) en Madrid. Puedes ver su invitación aquí.

Cómo solicitar la participación
Descarga el brief e inscríbete en el formulario que encontrarás a continuación.

Descarga el Brief


2.) For Midland-based artists:


Deadlines: apply by 5pm (GMT) on 17th June 2016

Residency dates: September – November 2016 (for a minimum of 7 days)

How to Apply

Please download the full brief and application below.

For any enquires please contact hello@grainphotographyhub.co.uk

The residency is a special opportunity for an emerging artist or curator to research and devise new work that contributes to their professional development, portfolio and the cultural significance of the spaces/hosts/communities.

This opportunity is part of a broader series of continued professional development opportunities conceived and developed by GRAIN in partnership with IED Madrid, supported by Arts Council England and Birmingham City University.

GRAIN and IED Madrid will be the host and will provide introductions, contacts, networks, information about accommodation and the local area etc.

The Residency has been designed as an exchange. At the same time a residency will be undertaken by an artist, photographer or curator from Madrid/Barcelona in the West Midlands, UK.

We are looking for artists to engage with this opportunity, to gather information and inspiration from experts in other fields, to develop their practise in new ways and to create work that engages wide ranging audiences.

The material outcomes of the residency must engage with photographic practice. The outcomes may take the form of new work for a portfolio, research outcomes, new writing, temporary artworks created with input from a community. It is expected that the artist will present work in progress and give at least two public talks about the experience.

Residency Fee: £1,500

The selected artist will be paid the bursary in instalments to be agreed on appointment.

This fee is inclusive of all travel costs, subsistence, materials and accommodation.

IED Madrid will help coordinate travel arrangements and excursions to other places of interest in Spain and the artist/curator will be able to attend selected workshops in the framework of IED’s photography program, available at iedphotography.com

Twelve Month Residency for a Visual Artist in rural Northumberland, GB. Deadline: Jan 8, 2016

Applications now open
Visual Arts in Rural Communities

Based in rural Northumberland, the VARC Artist in Residence package includes a studio, flat, utilities, line rental and broadband, exhibition costs, catalogue & promotional material produced plus fee and materials budget.

The artist is required to produce work for a final exhibition and undertake community projects.

Start dates in 2016 and 2017

Deadline for applications 8th January 2016

Applications are now welcomed for residencies October 2016 – September 2017 and October 2017 – September 2018. The deadline for applications is 8th January 2016.

Janet Ross
Phone: +447903 825 038

NE48 1RP

LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015. Deadline: December 21, 2015

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LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015 aim to discover and showcase the world’s best contemporary photographers — including all genres of photography, and from diverse cultures on every continent. In our 7th year for this competition, our focus continues to be on helping photographers of all levels to gain global recognition and move forward in their careers. Our international jury will select six top winners and 25 finalists. These are our largest and most prestigious awards of the year and you are invited to submit your best photographs to gain worldwide exposure.

More information here.

—-> Spanish version <—-

Queremos descubrir las fotografías más interesantes del planeta. LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015 quiere descubrir y exhibir la obra de los mejores fotógrafos contemporáneos — en todos los géneros fotográficos, culturas y diversidades de cada continente. En nuestra séptima edición del concurso seguimos centrándonos en ayudar a los fotógrafos, sea cual sea su nivel, a conseguir reconocimiento internacional y seguir adelante en sus carreras. Nuestro jurado internacional seleccionará a 6 ganadores y 25 finalistas. Estos son nuestros premios insignia y los más prestigiosos del año, y tú estás invitado a participar con tus mejores obras para conseguir visibilidad internacional.

Fecha Límite: Lunes, 21 de Diciembre del 2015

Más información aquí.

Photocontest for the British Humanist Association. Deadline: October 15, 2015.

The 2015 Happiness Photography Competition is now open for entries.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Happy Human symbol, the British Humanist Associationis launching a photography competition on the theme of ‘Happiness’.

Join us in promoting and celebrating happiness amongst all people by entering the 2015 Happiness Photography Competition. The celebration of happiness and sharing what it means to us is one small way in which we can build mutual understanding and identify common ground amongst people of differing backgrounds.

The competition is open to everyone in the UK and the Channel Islands, and is free to enter.

You can enter in one of the following categories:

  • Ages 11 and under*
  • Ages 12-16*
  • Ages 17-18 (including college photography students)
  • Over-18s (excluding university photography students and professional photographers)
  • University photography students
  • Professional photographers

The winner of each category will receive a £300 voucher to an online photography store.

All winners and runners up will have their photographs exhibited for one week at a central London gallery in November.

*if under 16 you must include written consent from a parent or guardian to enter. Proof of eligibility may be requested at a later date.

Learn more at: https://humanism.org.uk/happiness2015/

Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed 2015. Deadline: 12 April, 2015

Established in 2008, the annual exhibition and competition FreshFaced+WildEyed gives emerging talent the opportunity to exhibit their work at The Photographers’ Gallery. Showcasing the quality and breadth of graduate work from visual arts courses across the UK, the exhibition and relating programmes celebrate the innovative practices from a range of photographic fields.

Selected by a panel of photographic experts from different backgrounds, artist/photographers have the opportunity to work closely with the exhibitions team to develop their presentation within the exhibition at the Photographers’ Gallery as well as participate in talks and events. FFWE15 will accept submissions from any artist/photographer who has graduated from a UK based course within the last year, works may be moving or still, analogue or digital, but with photography at its core.

This year’s panel of judges are Kate Cooper, Autoitalia, Damien Poulain, Oodee Books, AK Dolven, artist and photographer and Brett Rogers, Director The Photographers’ Gallery.

More information: http://ffwe2015.thephotographersgallery.org.uk/application-process

There is no fee to apply.



Call for Submissions: Photoworks Annual 21. Deadline: March 10, 2014

We’re on the look out for new projects to feature as folios in our next Photoworks Annual to be published in October alongside Brighton Photo Biennial 2014.

Photoworks will commission original texts about the selected folios providing critical context and discussing key ideas.
Issue 21 of Photoworks Annual will be themed around ‘collaboration’. The Editors welcome submissions of new work that  either takes ‘collaboration’ as its subject or, particularly, projects that have emerged out of collaborative working processes.
The projects should not have been previously published in print, either in the UK or internationally.
We welcome completed projects as well as works-in-progress.

How to submit your work

Please use the form below to submit an online link to your work (maybe to your own website or to a dropbox link) and a short statement about your work before 10am, Monday, 10 March 2014.
We are very sorry that we cannot offer individual feedback on submissions. Successful submittee’s will be notified before 10 April 2014.