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Residency for US based artists. Deadline: Jan. 20, 2017

Residency Unlimited (RU) is pleased to announce an open call available to six US based artists for three months residencies each, from March 1 to November 30, 2017.

Each artist will receive a stipend of $1000. This program is made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “Art Works” Grant Program.

What does this residency provide?

-a three months residency from March 1 to November 30, 2016 (Residencies begin March, June and September, please indicate your preference)
-stipend of $1000

The selected US based artists will work from RU’s shared, multi-use workspace at 360 Court Street in Brooklyn. They will receive ongoing logistical and technical support from the RU staff for the successful realization of their project, and will be invited to participate in monthly field trips and workshops. There will be weekly curatorial studio visits to ensure them with access to peers and creative feedback on their work. Each residency will conclude with a public presentation of their new work at the RU event space or at a partnering venue.

Through RU’s extensive network, these US based artists will engage with RU’s roster of international artists.

Learn more about the RU Residency Program here.

What are the criteria for selection?

▪ Visual artists, with an active professional practice of at least two years, irrespective of age or nationality.
▪ Must be a US Based artist for at least 3 years.
▪ Artists should not be engaged in another residency or academic program during the residency period.

Selection procedure:

A jury consisting of RU staff, independent curators, and advisers will select the candidate based on the artistic quality of his/her work; quality of the proposed project; likely benefit to the artist of RU’s tailored residency; artist’s interest in engaging with the RU community and embracing the overall residency experience.

Short-listed artists will be interviewed by RU staff and other panel members. Final selections are made by the full panel.

Note: Non New York based artists, if chosen, are responsible for travel and accommodation, (RU can assist in identifying appropriate housing if needed).

Application Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017 – 6pm EST

To apply, please have the following ready:

▪ A short statement detailing what you intend to work on during the residency. (3000 Characters Max)
▪ An up-to-date CV (PDF format)
▪ PDF Portfolio that includes your works over the past 2 years. (max 8mb)
▪ If you have a time-based practice, you can send include URLS in the provided fields.

APPLY HERE

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This program is made possible with the generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Open Call for Curator in Residence. Deadline: Aug. 29, 2016

Curator in Residence Program in Nebraska, 2017

Now celebrating its 35-Year Anniversary, the Bemis Center is thrilled to launch the first Curator-in-Residence Program in the state of Nebraska, infusing Omaha with thought leaders in contemporary curatorial practice to engage the local arts community. Competitive applicants will possess a strong knowledge of international contemporary art and a genuine interest in researching and responding to cultural production in Omaha and the region. The Curator-in-Residence is part of the cultural fabric of the city, serving as a professional resource for local artists and arts professionals, and as an ambassador of the Bemis in the community. S/he will be an integral member of the Bemis’s Artist-in-Residence Program, sustaining an intellectual discourse surrounding contemporary art practice through studio visits, knowledge-sharing workshops, and other organized programs with fellow residents.

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications from national and international curators for its inaugural Curator-in-Residence Program. Starting in January 2017, the successful candidate will participate in a one-year fully subsidized live/work residency as part of the Bemis Center’s acclaimed Artist-in-Residence Program. S/he will originate and present three exhibitions and related public programs inclusive of local and national artists. The Curator-in-Residence will work alongside residency and curatorial staff, and actively contribute to the overall vision of the Bemis’s renowned exhibition program. Reporting to the Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs and the Artistic Director for Residency Programs, the Curator-in-Residence is a full-time temporary position. S/he will be involved in all curatorial and administrative aspects of organizing three exhibitions over a 12-month residency. The 2017 exhibition seasons are scheduled for February 2–April 29, June 1–August 26, and November 9–January 27. Exhibitions will be original, conceptually rigorous, and exemplify the true breadth and experimentation currently defining contemporary art. Duties include, but are not limited to, research, artist and donor relations, exhibition design and installation, writing/editing of scholarly texts and didactics, budgeting, conceptualizing and leading public programs, and exhibition tours. The Curator-in-Residence studio is for single occupancy only; Bemis is unable to accommodate partners, children, and pets at this time.

There are no fees to apply.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Residency opportunities are open to national and international arts professionals 21+ years of age, showing a strong professional working history.
  • Bemis Alumni are allowed to re-apply for residency after a three year hiatus from the program. Alumni seeking residency must submit a complete application including recent work samples and current resume. Preference may be given to applicants who have not previously attended.
  • Students enrolled in an academic program during the time of requested residency are not eligible to apply.
  • Bemis welcomes internationally based arts professionals to apply. A working knowledge of English is helpful for international artists as an interpreter will not be provided.
  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability. For special needs or questions about accessibility, please contact the Residency Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in curatorial or museum studies, art history, or related field; or 5 years equivalent professional work experience in the field;
  • A minimum of 1-2 years curatorial experience in an academic, non-profit, and/or commercial gallery setting;
  • Strong knowledge of international contemporary art and a keen interest in understanding and working with Omaha’s cultural landscape are required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential;
  • Creative and strategic thinker with the capacity to take initiative and to work independently and as a team player in a fun, yet demanding arts organization;
  • It is understood the ideal candidate will understand and promote the Bemis Center’s mission and, as an ambassador of the organization, perform all Bemis-related duties in a professional, responsible manner.

FEES & BENEFITS

Submission of applications are only accepted online through www.slideroom.com.

There is no fee to apply.

The selected Curator-in-Residence will receive:

  • Monthly honorarium: $2,500
  • Relocation allowance: $2000*
  • Ground transportation allowance: $300/month
  • Travel/research budget: $3,000
  • Free lodging in a sizable, well-appointed live/work studio with private bath and kitchen and complimentary utilities, laundry, and Wi-Fi
  • Administrative staff support
  • Dedicated gallery; approximately 2000 square feet; 12.6 foot ceilings; concrete floors

*Curator-in-Residence will organize own travel to Omaha for residency.

Application Review Process

SlideRoom will confirm receipt of your submitted application. Residency applications are reviewed each cycle by a rotating panel represented by arts professionals such as artists, curators, academics, and/or critics. The review process will take 6-8 weeks from the application deadline. Notifications to all applicants will be sent via email after the selection panel has made its final decision.

The final date for submissions is the 29th of August, 2016.

To Apply: https://bemis.slideroom.com/#/login/program/31340

More information about the Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts: http://www.bemiscenter.org/

 

The Portfolio Reviews 2016 List

The Portfolio Reviews 2016 List:
Hey: The list for 2017 is already online here!

We have compiled these lists for all of you who might interested in showing your work to qualified professionals around the world!

Entries are shorted by date and simplified for a practical use. For more info, go to their respective websites.

If you know of any other ones we should add, let us know 🙂

Here is the list for 2016 (remember that the list for 2017 is online here!)

-ASMP FINE ART PORTFOLIO REVIEW (February, USA)

-THE MEETING PLACE (March, USA)

-THE 12TH ANUAL POWERHOUSE PORTFOLIO REVIEW (March, USA)

-PHOTO ALLIANCE Portfolio Review (March, USA)

-FORMAT Portfolio Review (April, UK)

-PALM SPRINGS Portfolio Review (April, USA)

-CODICE MIA 2016 (April, Italy)

-FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA Reggio Emilia Portfolio Review 2016 (May, Italy)

-RIGA PHOTOMONTH Portfolio Review (May, Latvia)

-CONTACT Portfolio Review (May, Canada)

-KRAKOW PHOTOMONTH 11th Portfolio Review (May, Poland)

-ART PHOTO BARCELONA Portfolio Review (May, Spain)

-DESCUBRIMIENTOS PHOTO ESPAÑA Portfolio Review (June, Spain)

-ART_IN PORTFOLIO REVIEW (June, Poland)

-ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL Portfolio Reviews (June, Greece)

-VIENNA PHOTO BOOK REVIEW (June, Austria)

-PHOTOIRELAND Portfolio Review (July, Ireland)

-PHOTO FOLIO REVIEW Arles Portfolio Review (July, France)

-FESTIVAL DE LA LUZ Portfolio Review (August, Argentina)

-OBSCURA FESTIVAL Portfolio Review (August, Malaysia)

-LANDSKRONA PHOTO FESTIVAL Portfolio Review (August, Sweden)

-FILTER FESTIVAL Portfolio Review (September, USA)

-ENCONTROS DA IMAGEN. Portfolio Review (September, Portugal)

-MDF BERLIN Portfolio Review (October, Germany)

-CENTER REVIEW SANTA FE  Portfolio Review (November, USA)

-PHOTO NOLA Portfolio Review (December, USA)

-PHOTOLUCIDA (2017, USA)

-DENVER MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY Portfolio Review (2017, USA)

 


Name: ASMP FINE ART PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Organizer: American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP NY)

Date and place:  February 23, 2016, The Center, 208 W 13th Street, New York, NY.  (Registration period has closed). 

Profiles of Reviewers: influential members of New York’s photography/arts community: gallerists, curators, collectors, publishers and dealers.

Registration Fee: Only ASMP members are eligible to register for this free, 2 1/4 hour, event. Registration is required and places fill up quickly. There will be a wait list. Link to register.

Number of reviews: 4 to 8 reviewers (10 min. each)

Price / Review Ratio: Free for all members

Email: asmpny.fineart@gmail.com

Web: http://asmpny.org/

Presentation Text: Fine Art Photographers, its time to make the connections and get the feedback you’ve been looking for to move your career forward!

ASMPNY’s members only Fine Art Portfolio Review will take place on Tuesday February 23rd. Don’t miss this opportunity to get real feedback on your work from the art world professionals. Recent participating organizations have included: the International Center of Photography, Aperture, and New York Foundation for the Arts; galleries included: Flowers, Howard Greenberg, Steven Kasher, Yossi Milo, and Yancey Richardson; individuals included: Elizabeth Avedon, Julie Grahame, and Mary Virginia Swanson.

This event is free for all members, however you must register to reserve your spot, space is limited.


Name:THE MEETING PLACE  (Biennal)

Organizer: FotoFest

Date & Place: The Meeting Place is organized into four 4-day sessions. Different reviewers are invited for each session of the Meeting Place. Dates for each session are as follows: March 12-15, 17-20, 22-25, 27-30, 2016. Houston, Texas. Between each session of the Meeting Place, there are “break days” (March 16, March 21, and March 26) where workshops, curatorial forums, exhibition tours, lectures, and symposia take place. The dates and details of these specific events will be announced at a later date.

Application Deadline: Early Registration period – June 17 to July 29, 2015. (Registration period has closed). 

Number of Participants: 450 from 34 countries and 37 U.S. states,

Profiles of Reviewers: 160 reviewers from 26 countries and all sectors of photography

Registration Fee: The fee to participate in one session of the Meeting Place is $925. Online registrations only; no telephone or walk-in registrations accepted.
(Artists are able to register for one or two sessions. FotoFest will accommodate as many preferences as possible, however be aware that FotoFest cannot guarantee ALL preferences, as space is limited.)

Number of reviews: Minimum of 16 individual portfolio reviews during a 4-day session. Guaranteed a minimum of 4 one-on-one formal review appointments per day.
Each appointment lasts 20 minutes.

Price / Review Ratio: $925 /$58

Web: www.fotofest.org / http://home.fotofest.org/2016/portfolio-reviews/registration.aspx#.VjyxuWQvey8

Email: meeting@fotofest.org

Presentation Text: The Meeting Place is the largest, most international program of its kind in the world offering sixteen days of portfolio reviews. Meeting Place registrants have special access to Citywide Exhibitions, Curatorial Forums, Artist Talks, and Open Portfolio Nights – Evenings with the Artists, where reviewers, collectors, and the public are invited to meet registrants and view their portfolios. Over the course of the last 20 years, the Meeting Place has been the catalyst for exhibitions, publications, and wider acclaim for many artists.


Name:THE 12TH ANUAL POWERHOUSE PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Organizer: PowerHouse Books

Date and place: March 6, 2016, Brooklyn, NY

Application Deadline: February 18, 2016  (Registration period has closed). 

Profiles of Reviewers: publishers, photo editors, commercial photography agents, gallery directors, photography critics, art book packagers, and designers. Mostly from the US, especially from New York.

Email: info@powerhouseportfolioreview.com

Web: www.powerhouseportfolioreview.com/

Presentation Text: The Power House PR is a platform for all levels of aspiring and professional photographers to present their body of work to be reviewed and critiqued by leading experts in the fields of photography, art, media, and advertising and to receive guidance and mentoring for future artistic and commercial career development. The portfolio review accepts about 100 photographers, who will meet with a panel of experts that includes a range of publishers, photo editors, commercial photography agents, gallery directors, photography critics, art book packagers, and designers. Each attendee will be assigned five one-on-one reviews with members of our panel of esteemed photography professionals.


 

Name:PHOTO ALLIANCE Portfolio Review

Organizer: PhotoAlliance /Lens Culture

Date & Place: March 11-13, 2016. San Francisco Art Institute.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015  (Registration period has closed). 

Profiles of Reviewers: Top photography editors, publishers, curators, gallerists, and educators   

Registration Fee: Initial application fee: $45.00 for up to 20 images for screening. If selected, additional fee: $595.00 for full participation to meet with 10 reviewers.

Web: http://www.photoalliance.org/our-world-portfolio-review-2015-2

Email: PHOTO@PHOTOALLIANCE.ORG or call: 415.425.5608

Presentation Text: This event brings together top photography editors, publishers, curators, gallerists, and educators representing small, mid-sized, and major venues from around the U.S. and abroad to meet with engaged photographers, review their portfolios, encourage their careers and exchange opportunities.


Name: FORMAT Portfolio Review

Organizer: Format International Photography Festival

Date & Place: April 22 2016, Derby College in Derby, UK.

Application Deadline: (application opens March 1st)  (Registration period has closed). 

Profiles of Reviewers: Curators and directors, art dealers, publishers and photo editors are brought together for two days during CONTACT to review portfolios of established and emerging artists, with a focus on documentary, photojournalism or photo-based art practices.

Registration Fee: 4 reviews – £120, 6 reviews – £170, 8 reviews – £200, 10 reviews – £230, 12 reviews – £260

Number of reviews: You can choose from either 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 reviews (there are maximum 12 reviews in one day – only select 12.

Price / Review Ratio: $30 per review

Web: http://www.formatfestival.com/portfolio-reviews

Email: portfolio@formatfestival.com

Presentation Text: Established in 2004 by Louise Clements and Mike Brown, the biennale festival celebrates the wealth of contemporary practice in international photography and is now one of the UK’s leading non-profit international contemporary festivals of photography and related media.

FORMAT is focused on developing opportunities to platform the work of international photographers and to provide links for local/national practitioners to show work, exchange opportunities, skills and knowledge and for audiences to see, debate, develop and engage in the best of what photography is and can be.

FORMAT is curated by Louise Clements, QUAD & FORMAT Artistic Director, and organised by QUAD in partnership with: Derby City Council, University of Derby & Derby Museums.


Name: PALM SPRINGS Portfolio Review

Organizer: Palm Springs Photo Festival

Date & Place: April 24-29, 2016. Palm Springs, California, USA

Application Deadline: April 7, 2016  (Registration period has closed). 

Profiles of Reviewers: Publishers, photo editors, photography agents, gallery directors, photography critics, advertising agency creatives, magazine editors and museum directors from the US.

Registration Fee: Prices are $300 for 5 reviews. 10% discount for 10 or more reviews

Price / Review Ratio: 55$

Web: www.palmspringsphotofestival.com

Email: information@palmspringsphotofestival.com

Presentation Text: Over 1000 Portfolio Reviews will be offered during the week! A list of the most sought-after industry professionals of any event in the country will be posted online and every morning at the Portfolio Review area at the Hyatt, updated hourly. You may show your work as prints or on your computer. Please limit your presentation to not more than 20 images in order to allow the person you’re meeting with to properly respond to your work.


Name: CODICE MIA 2016

Organizer: Milan Image Art Fair

Date & Place: April 28-May 2 2016. Milan, Italy  (Registration period has closed). 

Profiles of Reviewers: collectors, art advisors and curators.

Registration Fee: Request further information about registration procedures and fees and submit your applications by contacting Admira, event organizer for MIA Fair, at the following address/e-mail: Lucia Orsi – via Mercadante 3 – 20124 Milan – Tel. +39 02 6694278 / info@admiraphotography.it

Number of reviews: 4

Price / Review Ratio: TBD

Web: www.miafair.it

Email: info@miafair.it 

Presentation Text: CODICE MIA is a unique portfolio review, which will host some of the most renowned specialists among leading names in the world of international fine art photography: including important collectors, curators of corporate collections, managers of the photography departments of famous auction houses and art advisors.


 

Name: Fotografia Europea Reggio Emilia Portfolio Review 2016

Organizer: Portfolio Review 2016 are organized by Inside Training and Foto Superstudio, in collaboration with the Municipality of Reggio Emilia.

Date & Place: May 7-8, Biblioteca Panizzi, Reggio Emilia RE,Italia

Application Deadline: May 8 (Registration period has closed)

Number of Participants: 16

Registration Fee: Each review costs 35 €. Each participant can participate in one or more reviews, the cost of the reviews will be cumulative: 2 readings € 70, 3 readings € 105 and so on.

Number of reviews: Acumulative

Price / Review Ratio: 35€

Email: info@fotosuperstudio.it

Web: http://www.fotografiaeuropea.it/fe2016/en/portfolio-review/

Presentation Text: An important occasion for professional and amateur photographers to know influential personalities of photography, in order to receive advices and suggestions. A chance to promote your own work and to strengthen your career.

t the end of Sunday, May 8 sessions, at 1.30pm, the present reviewers, at their sole discretion, will announce the 3 best portfolio, which will be published on Fotografia Europea website.

In addition, the winner will be awarded with the print of his own photographs (printing approximately 30 fine art photographs on Canson paper, size 30 x 40, thanks to Foto Superstudio) and expose them, in 2017, at VisionQuesT contemporary photography gallery in Genoa, Riccardo Costantini Contemportary in Turin and MIA Photo Fair in Milan.


Name: Riga Photomonth Portfolio Review

Organizer: Riga Photomonth

Date & Place: 13-15 May, Riga, Latvia

Application Deadline: 18 April (Registration period has closed)

Profile of reviewers: curators, festival directors, magazine editors and photographers.

Registration Fee: 75€ (a reduced fee of 50 EUR for photographers from Latvia)

Number of reviews: 5

Price / Review Ratio: 15€

Email:info@rigaphotomonth.com

Web: http://www.rigaphotomonth.com/en/portfolio-review/

Presentation Text: The event is a platform both for those seeking professional feedback on their developed projects and guidance on the conceptual approaches in one’s artistic practice. The Portfolio Review is also a great place to establish contacts with the field professionals and other photographers, which can result in new exhibitions and publications in future.


Name: CONTACT Portfolio Review

Organizer: Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Date & Place: Sunday May 8 & Monday May 9, 2016. (10am – 5pm ). Toronto, Canada

Application Deadline: Registration Opens Winter 2015  (Registration period has closed). 

Profiles of Reviewers: Curators and directors, art dealers, publishers and photo editors are brought together for two days during CONTACT to review portfolios of established and emerging artists, with a focus on documentary, photojournalism or photo-based art practices.

Registration Fee: $200 for 4 reviews

Number of reviews: 4

Price / Review Ratio: $50 per review

Web: www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com

Email: portfolioreviews@contactphoto.com

Presentation Text: CONTACT’s Portfolio Reviews provide an unparalleled opportunity for artists and photographers to meet with some of the most important professionals in the field of photography. The event is a platform for those with developed projects that are seeking opportunities for publishing and exhibiting nationally or internationally, as well as guidance on conceptual approaches or career development.

Each year, one artist will be awarded with a solo exhibition presented at the CONTACT Gallery. This award, chosen by a jury of international professionals in the field of photography, recognizes outstanding work presented at CONTACT’s Portfolio Reviews. The program was created to support and advance the careers of talented emerging photographers.


Name: KRAKOW PHOTOMONTH 11th Portfolio Review

Organizer: Krakow Photomonth

Date and place: 21 May, 2016, Centrum Biurowe Lubicz, at ul. Lubicz 23 in Krakow, Poland

Application Deadline: May 5, 2016 (Registration period has closed). 

Profiles of Reviewers: This year, our reviewers will include professional photographers, editors, critics, curators, and owners of photography publications:

Number of reviews: 5

Registration Fee: 50 €

Price / Review ratio: 10€

Email: portfolio@photomonth.com

Web: http://photomonth.com/en/wydarzenia-towarzyszace/9th-portfolio-review

Presentation Text: As part of the 14th edition of Krakow Photomonth, applications are invited for one of the festival’s flagship events – the Portfolio Review! The 11th edition of the Review also features a competition with the Griffin Art Space Prize – Lubicz 2016 for the artist with the best portfolio! The prize is production of two copies of a folder featuring the photographer’s works, one of which will be purchased for the Griffin Art Space collection.


Name: ART PHOTO BARCELONA Portfolio Review

Organizer: Art Deal project

Date and place: May 27-29, 2016. Barcelona, Spain

Application Deadline: March 30, 2016  (Registration period has closed). 

Profiles of Reviewers: university teachers, curators, consecrated artists, gallery directors, cultural managers, museum and foundation directors.

Registration Fee: 35 €

Email: fotografos@artphotobcn.com

Web: www.artphotobcn.com

Presentation Text: ART PHOTO BCN is a Festival and a Fair of Photography specialized in the activation of the artistic circuit and the incursion of new creative values bringing over to the general and specialized public the works and projects of new artists.


Name: DESCUBRIMIENTOS PHOTO ESPAÑA Portfolio Review

Organizer: PHotoEspaña Festival. Madrid, Spain

Date & Place: June 1-6, 2015. Centro de Arte Alcobendas. Madrid, Spain.

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015  (Registration period has closed).

Number of Participants: 200

Profiles of Reviewers: International photography and art curators, museum and festival people, publishers all over the world.

Registration Fee:  pre-registration 10 € plus 240 € registration (before April 9, 2015)

Number of reviews: 7

Price / Review Ratio: 35,71 Euros per Review.

Email: descubrimientos@phe.es

Web: www.phe.es

Presentation Text: Descubrimientos PHE is the portfolio review of PHotoEspaña. Offering photographers  the opportunity to present their work to critics, curators and editors especialized in photography with the objetive of generating professional outlets for their work.

An independent jury will select seventy photographers to participate in the portfolio reviews. The jury will also determine a wait list in the event that there may be a cancelation. The portfolio of all of the selected participants will be included http://www.phe.es There is an inscription fee of 240 Euros for all participants.

Each photographer will have seven appointments, each with a duration of twenty minutes. The appointments will be held over three days and are celebrated with strict punctuality. The reviews will be given in English or Spanish. The organization will do its best to arrange appointments with the reviewers preferred by each of the photographers. The organization will send each participant a personal schedule close to the dates, once we near the dates of the event.

The winner of the award may have participated in the portfolio review on previous occasions, but cannot have been recognized with this award in prior editions. PHotoEspaña will make public the jury´s results when the festival awards are announced. PHotoEspaña reserves the right to promote the winner´s name and images in printed and digital materials.


Name: ART_IN PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Organizer: XV International Festival of Photography

Date & Place: 10-12 June, Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki, Lódz, Poland

Application Deadline: 10 May (Aplication period has closed)

Profile of reviewers: numerous, international and significant assembly of curators, directors of photography festivals, critics, journalists, publishers of books and magazines, galleries owners and photographers with a rich artistic achievements.

Registration Fee: 180 PLN (= 45 Euro, = 45 USD; the currency is converted automatically)

Number of reviews: 6

Price / Review Ratio: 7,5

Email: 0portfolio@fotofestiwal.com

Web: http://www.fotofestiwal.com/2016/en/events/portfolio-review-2016/

Presentation Text: The Fotofestiwal’s Portfolio Review is aimed at photography students and graduates, professional photographers and those who have at least one exhibition or publication in their CV. It is one of the most important forms of promotion which enable photographers to arrange individual and direct interviews with experts in the field of photography and in many cases results in establishing further cooperation.


Name: The Athens Photo Festival’s Portfolio Reviews

Organizer: Athens Photo Festival, International Festival of Contemporary Photography & Related Media

Date & Place: June 13-14, 2016.  Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe) in Athens.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2016

Profiles of Reviewers: International experts in the field of photography. A total of 22 curators, editors, critics and festival’s directors from around the world.

Registration Fee: 80, 110, or 140€

Number of reviews: 4, 6 or 8.

Price / Review Ratio: 20, 18,3 or 17,5.

Web: http://www.photofestival.gr/portfolio-reviews

Presentation Text: The Athens Photo Festival’s Portfolio Reviews offer an opportunity for emerging artists and photographers to meet and network with internationally acclaimed experts. A total of 20 curators, editors, agency and festival directors and influential experts from different countries are brought together during the Athens Photo Festival to provide an opportunity for photographers and artists to receive advice on their work.

This year’s portfolio review programme will take place on Monday and Tuesday 13-14 June 2016 at the Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe) in Athens. Participants can register for either 4, 6 or 8 one-to-one reviews. Each review session lasts for 20 minutes. Places are limited, so early application is highly encouraged.

In addition to providing professional advice, the reviewers will award the “Best Portfolio” and the winner will have the chance to exhibit at the Athens Photo Festival 2017 edition.


Name: VIENNA PHOTO BOOK REVIEW

Organizer:  AnzenbergerGallery and OstLicht Gallery. Artistic Directors: Regina Maria Anzenberger and Michael Kollmann

Date & Place: June 19, 2016. Vienna, Austria (Brotfabrik Wien/Bread Factory)

Application Deadline: TBD

Profiles of Reviewers: Publishers, gallery owners, curators, critics, and collectors

Registration Fee: 125€

Number of reviews: 6 reviewers out of 15 aviable,  20 minutes each

Price / Review Ratio: 20€

Web: http://www.viennaphotobookfestival.com/2nd-viennaphotobookreview/

Email: review@viennaphotobookfestival.com

Presentation Text: The ViennaPhotoBookReview, which had its successful launch last year and will be continued this year, will take place one day before the festival starts, on Friday, June 19, 2015. Our goal is to offer talented photographers from around the world a forum to discuss their books with a wide range of photography experts, thereby producing a lively dialogue between the aspiring artists and the experts from various prestigious institutions. Photographers will have one-on-one meetings with the reviewers. Each review session will last 20 minutes and we will limit the number of participants to assure that everyone receives six reviews each.


Name: PHOTOIRELAND Portfolio Review

Organizer: PhotoIreland Festival

Date & Place: July 1-31, 2016. Dublin, Ireland / Portfolio reviews: Friday 3 July 2015

Application Deadline:  May 8, 2016

Number of Participants: Until full, the jury will select 45 portfolios for review from all submitted work.

Profiles of Reviewers: International and Irish Curators, Magazine Editors, Gallery Owners, Festival Directors, publishers and other photography professionals.

Registration Fee: Submission 25 Euros. If your work is selected an additional fee (cost of the portfolio review sessions) of 120 Euros within 24 hours.

Number of reviews: 14

Price / Review Ratio: 10.35 Euros

Web: http://photoireland.org

Email: info@photoireland.org

Presentation Text: PhotoIreland Festival’s portfolio review weekend will take place on 3-6 July 2014 in Dublin city, representing a unique opportunity for emerging artists worldwide to highlight new photographic projects and meet with international professionals to further their careers. The winner of the portfolio reviews weekend will be offered a solo exhibition next year, during PhotoIreland Festival 2015.


Name: PHOTO FOLIO REVIEW Arles Portfolio Review

Organizer: The Rencontres d’Arles

Date & Place: July 4-9 , 2016. Arles, France

Application Deadline: TBD

Profiles of Reviewers: publishers, exhibition curators, museum directors, agency chiefs, gallerists, collectors, critics, press art directors and others

Registration Fee: 195€ for 5 appointments / 295€ for 10 appointments / 420€ for 15 appointments / 540€ for 20 appointments

Number of reviews: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20

Price / Review Ratio: 39€ / 29,5€ / 28€ / 27 €

Web: www.rencontres-arles.com

Email: photofolio@rencontres-arles.com

Presentation Text: The Rencontresd’Arles Photo Folio Review enable participating photographers to present their work to renown international photography experts. They thus benefit from experts’ advice, and for some, obtain real exhibition and/or publication projects. The Rencontresd’Arles Photo Folio Review is open upon registration to all photographers whatever their photographic practice or image treatment technique.


Name: FESTIVAL DE LA LUZ 2016

Organizer: LUZ AUSTRAL FOUNDATION

Date & Place: August 8-12, Salón Dorado of La Alianza Francesa, Buenos Aires

Application Deadline: July 20

Profile of reviewers: meeting between photographers and a group of international personalities: museum directors, gallerists, curators, art collectors and publishers.

Registration Fee: 10 reviews 250$, 5 reviews 190$, 1 extra review after the 10th 30$.

Number of reviews: Acumulative

Price / Review Ratio: 25 for 10, 38 for 5

Email: 0portfolios@encuentrosabiertos.com.ar

Web: http://www.encuentrosabiertos.com.ar/en/node/548

Presentation Text: – The Encuentros Abiertos-0Festival de la Luz 0(Open Encounters-0Festival of Light0) are an immense set of activities related to international artistic photography that takes place every two years, between the months of August and September in Argentina.It’s about the cared presentation of exhibitions of national and foreign photographers at different museums, cultural centres and art spaces all around the country; conferences, workshops and round tables lectures about artistic photography; urban interventions, screenings and actions in public spaces; book presentations, photographic calls and contests; as well as encounters between photographers and curators, specialized critics, collectors, editors, publishers and directors of institutions interested in the photographic image as a means for artistic, cultural and social relevance.


Name: OBSCURA FESTIVAL Portfolio Review

Organizer: Obscura Festival

Date & Place: August 19-21, 2016, Georgetown Penang, Malasysia

Application Deadline: TBD

Registration Fee: TBD

Number of reviews: TBD

Price / Review Ratio: TBD

Web: http://www.obscurafestival.com/2016/portfolio-reviews/

Email: info@obscurafestival.com

Presentation Text: Portfolio reviews are paid review sessions with some of the leading photographers, curators, editors and industry experts Asia and around the world. Portfolio reviews are instrumental in getting professional feedback on your work as well as networking with people who may be able to help you with your career development. Sign up for a review on the morning of the workshop to secure yourself a place. You will need at least two bodies of work either in print or on a portable device (laptop or tablet).


Name: LANDSKRONA PHOTO FESTIVAL Portfolio Review

Organizer: Landskrona Photo Festival

Date & Place: 19-28 August, Landskrona, Sweden.

Application Deadline: TBA

Number of Reviews: TBA

Profiles Reviewers: publishers, art historians, artistic directors, photographers, photo editors, curators, chief editors, photography professors, etc.

Registration Fee: Free

Price / Review Ratio: TBA

Web: http://www.landskronafoto.org/en/

Email: portfolioreview@lphoto.se

Presentation Text: A good way to spread your photography is to exhibit at photo festivals in different parts of the world. It is important for us that portfolio exhibitions can lead to something more for the participating photographers. This year too, we have therefore invited curators from international photo festivals. This year’s reviewers together select the »Best Portfolio« and the winner is offered the chance to be part of the official festival programme during the Festival in 2015.


Name: FILTER FESTIVAL Portfolio Review

Organizer: Filter PhotoFestival

Date & Place: September 22-25 2016. Chicago. Illinois.

Application Deadline: Registration Opens June 1st, 2016.

Number of Reviews: 5 or 8 portfolio reviews

Profiles Reviewers: photo editors, curators, editors, etc.

Registration Fee: $275 for 5 and $375 for 8 before June 20th (early discount), $295 for 5 and $425 for 8 afterwards

Price / Review Ratio: 55$ / 46$ / 59$ / 53$

Web: http://www.filterfestival.com/portfolio-reviews/

Email: portfolioreview@lphoto.se

Presentation Text: Filter Photo is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Chicago, Illinois.

Filter Photo’s mission is two-fold: first, to serve and support the photographic communities of Chicago and the Midwest; and second, to highlight Chicago as a vital center of the national photographic community. Since 2009 Filter Photo has organized the annual Filter Photo Festival, a multiday celebration of photography that includes workshops, lectures, exhibition receptions, artist talks, and other diverse programming.

In the Portfolio Review, participants sign up for twenty-minute face-to-face reviews and receive candid advice about their work, as well as information on getting their photographs exhibited and published. We are thrilled to have so many of our attendees walk away with connections that have led them to publishing their work, gallery shows, online exhibitions and the indispensable opportunity to network with their peers.

All Filter attendees receiving blocks of 5 or 8 portfolio reviews are encouraged to sign up for our annual Portfolio Walk, where Filter VIPs will roam the room and the general public is invited to vote for their favorite portfolio for the 2016 Festival Portfolio Walk’s People’s Choice Award.


Name: ENCONTROS DA IMAGEN. Portfolio Review

Organizer: Festival Encontros da Imagen

Date & Place: September 21-November 5 2016. Braga, Portugal.

Application Deadline: June 10

Number of Reviews: TBA

Profiles Reviewers: Commissioners, curators, art critics, gallery owners, expert editors, etc..

Registration fee: TBA

Price / Review Ratio: TBA

Web: http://encontrosdaimagem.com

Email: emergentes@encontrosdaimagem.com

Presentation Text: The International Photography Award Emergentes dst is an initiative of Domingos da Silva Teixeira group, organized by Encontros da Imagem, with a prize money that will be granted to the best 2014 Contemporary Photography Portfolio.The Photography Prize Emergentes dst will be awarded aer the Portfolio Review which shall give photographers the opportunity to show their work to commissioners, gallery owners and expert editors, thus establishing solid foundations for the promotion of their work.


Name: MDF BERLIN Portfolio Review

Organizer: European Month of Photography Berlin in in collaboration with museums, cultural institutions, galleries, embassies, project spaces, and photography schools in Berlin and Potsdam.

Date & Place: October 1-31, 2016. Berlin, Germany.

Application Deadline: This year’s selection process is already complete. The next EMOP Berlin will take place in October of 2018.

Number of Reviews: 6

Profiles Reviewers: Important representatives of the photography scene, including curators, festival directors, photo editors, art buyers, photography professors, and photographers.

Registration Fee: Free

Web: www.mdf-berlin.de

Mail: mdf.berlin.2014@gmail.com

Presentation Text: The Portfolio Review is aimed at  freelance photographers, artists, and  photography students in advanced semesters. It provides a unique opportunity to experience new encounters, engage in interesting professional discussions, and to network with nationally and internationally renowned photography experts.


Name: CENTER REVIEW SANTA FE  Portfolio Review

Organizer: Center

Date & Place:  November 3-6, 2016. Santa Fe, Nuevo México

Application Deadline: March 25, 2016

Profiles of Reviewers:  curators, editors, publishers and gallerists

Number of reviews: 45

Price / Review Ratio: $745 members, $795 non-members; payment plans and scholarships are available.

Web: http://www.visitcenter.org

Email: eteller@visitcenter.org

Presentation Text: Review Santa Fe is the premier juried portfolio review event in the world. Considered one of the most important events for photographers who seek career advancement, Review Santa Fe is designed to facilitate relationships between photographers and leading industry professionals looking for new work.


Name: PHOTO NOLA Portfolio Review

Organizer: New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries and alternative venues citywide.

Date & Place: December 8-11, 2016, New Orleans, USA

Application Deadline:  TBA

Number of Participants: 70 / filled on a first come, first served basis.

Profiles of Reviewers:  Twenty-minute face-to-face meetings with gallery owners, editors, publishers and museum curators from throughout the U.S. provide photographers with networking opportunities, critical advice, and guidance for bringing their work to a larger audience.

Registration Fee: $500

Number of reviews: 30 / The registration fee will guarantee each participant 8 twenty-minute reviews over the two days

Price / Review Ratio: $20 / $65

Web: https://photonola.org/

Registration / Email: registration via website / info@photonola.org

Presentation Text: PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries and alternative venues citywide. Showcasing work by photographers near and far, festival programming includes exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a portfolio review, gala and more. PhotoNOLA draws hundreds of photography professionals to the city to partake in a variety of educational programs, and reaches broadly into the local community with exhibitions and events that are largely free and open to the public.


Name: PHOTOLUCIDA

Organizer: Portland Photo Month

Date & Place: April 2017. Portland, Oregon. Biannual

Application Deadline: 2017

Profiles of Reviewers: gallery owners, curators, publishers, editors, and consultants

Registration Fee: info (at) photolucida.org

Number of reviews: 67 / TDB per session

Price / Review Ratio: TBD

Web: https://www.photolucida.org/portfolio-reviews/

Email: info (at) photolucida.org

Presentation Text: Photolucida is an arts nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to provide platforms that expand, inspire, educate and connect the regional, national, and international photography community.

By providing a venue for in-depth, informed, and supportive dialogue between photographers, gallery owners, curators, publishers, editors, and consultants, Photolucida promotes the culture of photography locally, nationally, and internationally. The next Portfolio Reviews Festival will take place April, 2017.


Name: DENVER MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY Portfolio Review 

Organizer: Colorado Photographic Art Center has partnered with MoP founder Mark Sink

Date & Place: 2017 / RedLine Denver, 2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205 Biannual

Application Deadline: Fall 2016 TBA

Profiles of Reviewers: Publishers, photo editors, photography agents, gallery directors, photography critics, advertising agency creatives, magazine editors and museum directors from the US.

Registration Fee: TBA

Number of reviews: TBA

Price / Review Ratio:  TBA

Web: http://www.mopdenver.com/about/

Email: mop@cpacphoto.org

Presentation Text: MoP – Month of Photography Denver is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout Denver and the region March and April 2017. We are joining multiple museums galleries and schools surrounding fine art photography creating an exciting artistic and educational event for the city of Denver and the region.


 

Call for US-based artists working on Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Deadline: April 30, 2016.

This is a quite specialized call for participation, but if you live in the US and have worked on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is for you.

 

FAR FROM THE FRONT LINE
Call for Art
Social change has often been brought about by artists who dare to say what few want to hear. As in many mediums, perspective derives from distance; being far away allows us to look closer, to see. Local artists living within the struggle between Israel and Palestine are often challenged and silenced by one or the other governments or public pressure for their work. Those who try to follow the complexities of the conflict from a distance find that although they have more creative freedom, they are still influenced by mainstream and authoritarian censure of artists’ ideas.
Artists who have created works from outside the space of day-to-day conflict nevertheless remain viscerally connected. Artists far away from the mapped borders may be among the first to finally – tentatively – step over into new territory. Being FAR FROM THE FRONT LINES creates an opportunity for artists’ dialog outside borders. Showing their work to a wider public allows both the audience and the artists themselves to actively promote meaningful change in our minds, where all borders ultimately reside.

Call for Art
Artists that are creating and living in the USA, and are connected to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, are invited to send images in any media* to be considered for inclusion in a group exhibition, in early 2017, at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts ( LCA), Northwest Indiana’s premiere multidisciplinary contemporary art space, conveniently located on the beautiful lakefront of Michigan City, just an hour from Chicago.
Please email 3-5 images 300 DPI, of suggested work to: fan.omanut@gmail.com
Size up to 800 MB, longer side up to 1000 Pixel. Image’s name: “artist_name_01.jpg”
Short artist’s statement up to 250 words and a link to artist’s website. Statement name: “name_bio.jpg”
Last day to submit work April 30, 2016.
All accepted artwork must be sent to the Museum by the artist, who undertakes all costs and responsibilities thereof. All pieces must be sent ready to exhibit.
Local (Chicago area) artists may have their work picked up by the Museum.
* photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media, video, installations. Large installations will considered with some limitations.

 

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Israeli Artist Dorit Jordan Dotan, Guest Curator, has recently relocated to Chicago, where she lives and works. For over 30 years she has actively worked in the areas of peace, coexistence, women’s issues and human rights. A long-time participant in many social change activities, her role as a documentary photographer has brought her photographs and designs to the wider public. Her fine art has been exhibited in New York, Berlin and Jerusalem. Her documentary photographs have focused on coexistence and the human cost of the conflict.

Residency and Exhibition Call, Rockville (USA). Deadline: March 23 and March 30, 2016

FLEUR AND CHARLES BRESLER RESIDENCY

Call for Bresler Resident applications opens: January 8, 2016

Deadline:  March 23, 2016

Notification to Applicants:  April 8, 2016

Final confirmation date: April 15, 2016

Available Residency Dates:     May 4- August 28, 2016

                                                 August 31 – December 21, 2016

2016 Bresler Resident Artist Exhibition: December 2016 – January 2017

Each year the Bresler Residency will focus on visual artists whose primary residency practice will involve the following:

  • 2016 – Painting, Drawing
  • 2017 – Social/Environmental/Community Engagement, Performance. Call for 2017 Residency applications opens May 4, 2016.
  • 2018 – Sound, Video, New Media. Call for 2018 Residency applications opens May 5, 2017.
  • 2019 – Sculpture, Installation. Call for 2019 Residency applications opens May 4, 2018.

 

In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville.  This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. The residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. The residency offers the gift of time and space to three artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. Each year the current Bresler Resident Artists will present their work in a three-person exhibition at VisArts.

 

The Bresler Resident Artist is encouraged to initiate community outreach with the VisArts and greater Rockville communities. Rockville is a progressive, diverse city in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It ranks nationally and state-wide as a leader in environmental sustainability and green power use. Rockville is recognized for its high quality of life, excellent schools, numerous public parks, well-educated, and culturally diverse population. Artists are encouraged to engage with local resources including: Rockville Library, Montgomery College Rockville campus and other local schools, historical sites, Rock Creek Park, the Potomac River watershed, and Rockville’s diverse community.

 

VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries, an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.

 

The Bresler Residency does not provide housing for artists. Please contact VisArts directly for resources regarding housing during the residency period.

 

Terms of Residency:

  • Qualified applicants are professional individual artists or collaborative artist teams over the age of 18; the program is not designed for program is not designed for undergraduate students or commercial artists.

 

  • Artists working in all media are welcome to apply, but VisArts cannot support the use of hazardous materials that require specific ventilation requirements.

 

  • The studio may be used only for art-making activities.

 

  • The Bresler Resident Artist will be provided with a 169 square foot studio. free of charge, for a period of four months. Each studio is equipped with a sink, Wi-Fi connection and abundant natural light. Studio access is 24/7 except during special VisArts events (advance notice will be given). The artist must provide his/her own studio furniture.

 

  • The Bresler Resident Artist is responsible for maintaining the studio in a safe and reasonably tidy manner, and will not make alterations to the space without permission. The artist must leave the studio in the state in which it was found and remove all belongings at the end of the residency.

 

  • The Bresler Resident Artist is responsible for acquisition, insurance, and care of his/her materials and equipment. Artists who wish to have kilns and other equipment that create additional electrical use must obtain permission for each piece of equipment that they wish to use in their studios.  There will be a utility surcharge of up to $40.00 per month for those studios that have kilns or other equipment. Use and scheduling of VisArts education studio equipment and additional charges will be determined by the VisArts Education director at her sole discretion.

 

  • The Bresler Resident Artist will participate in the following during his/her residencies:
    • Work in the studio at VisArts for a minimum of 28 hours/week.
    • Attend monthly gatherings of the VisArts Studio Artists

(possibilities include pot-luck lunches/crit sessions/studio visits by visiting artists, critics, and curators. A schedule will be provided.)

  • Welcome the public during exhibition opening receptions or at scheduled Open Studio events.
  • Attend artist talks and gallery opening receptions.
  • Present an artist talk, workshop, screening, and/or other mutually agreed upon public event that engages the VisArts and greater Rockville communities and resources.
  • Participate in an Annual Bresler Resident Artist Exhibition of work created independently or collaboratively during the residency.

 

Selection Process:

Applicants will be reviewed by a panel of artists and arts professionals.

 

Application Process:

Apply online : To complete the online application and submit all images and required documents, Click Here. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

 

Individual or artist collaborative teams may apply. If applying as a collaborative team, please submit work samples that reflect evidence of prior collaborative projects.

 

  • Bresler Residency Application Form
  • 10 work samples from the last 3 years. Work samples can be a combination of high resolution image files and time-based media (*up to 10 minutes total).
    • *2 minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work
    • Image Requirements: You may submit up to 10 images. They must be in .jpg, .jpeg, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Maximum file size 5MB per image.
    • Files must be labeled in the following way: first name last name_title of artwork_1, first name last name_title of artwork_2, etc. The file number corresponds with the number on the list of works. (Ex. John Doe_Untitled_1.jpg)
  • List of Works Form- Number and label each work in the following way: Artist name, title of artwork, year, media, dimensions, description of artwork is optional.
  • Resume/CV
  • Artist statement (100 words max.)
  • Brief bio (100 words max.)
  • Residency proposal: Describe your project, goals for the residency, and how you might engage with the community or use community resources. You may include a drawing or representative images to help describe your specific proposal. (250 words max.)
  • Indicate preferred residency dates (first and second choice)
  • $15 application fee

 

All Applications must be submitted online via www.submittable.com

Apply Now!

 

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CALL FOR SOLO EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

Overview

VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2017 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery.

The Gibbs Street Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art. The gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.

The Common Ground Gallery features exhibitions that reflect the creative pursuits of artists from our community. The gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the DC/Baltimore metro area to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.

Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 before midnight
*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

All application materials must be submitted online through our website no later than 11:59 pm EST on 03/30/2016.

You can find the layout for each gallery here:
Gibbs Street Gallery – http://www.visartsatrockville.org/docs/Gibbs-Street-Gallery-Floor-Plan.pdf
Common Ground Gallery – http://www.visartsatrockville.org/docs/Common-Ground-Gallery-Floor-Plan.pdf

SketchUp plans for the galleries is also available upon request.

Application materials may only be submitted online at www.submittable.com

Call for Applications for the Luminary Residency. Deadline: September 1st, 2015

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Luminary Residency in 2016

The Luminary Residency Program supports exceptional emerging artists, curators and critics engaging the world of contemporary art by providing dedicated time and a supportive working environment. The program is open to all artistic, curatorial and critical practices but uniquely supports the research, development and presentation of work that utilizes innovative forms and unconventional structures such as alternative spaces and economies, publications and writing, archives, collaborations, artist-led projects and socially engaged practices.

The Luminary staff work closely with each resident to facilitate the space, knowledge and collaborative opportunities (with artists, curators, local residents and other organizations) necessary for their work. Residents are provided free housing, studios, stipends and opportunities for public engagement such as exhibitions, lectures, studio visits and workshops.

Residencies are available year-round from one week up to three months. Please note that the program is not active in August or December.

Applications are now open and due Tuesday, September 1 for all 2016 residencies, for residencies taking place throughout 2016.

To apply, please fill out the online application. Please note there is a non-refundable $25 application fee.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact residency@theluminaryarts.com

Please see our website for more information: http://theluminaryarts.com/programs/residency-program

Call for artists to paint storm drains in Rockville, USA. Deadline: March 27 (Updated)

This is an unusual Call, and I had to look up Wikipedia to confirm my doubts. Yes, a storm drain, or storm sewer (as they are called in the US), is what the Aussies call stormwater drain and the Brits call it drainage well system (UK) or simply a drain or drain system. That is, a piece of metal over a hole in the ground, designed to drain excess rain and ground water from paved streets, parking lots, sidewalks, and roofs.

Now, this is what the people of Rockville, Maryland, want to have painted…

Let’s see who is up for it.

Best wishes, Moritz

PS: If you want to see a witty photography project on drains, check out Juan de Santos’ project Palabras que guardan abismos…


Call for Artists
The City of Rockville and VisArts are excited to present the “Rockville Storm Drain Mural Project” to the local community in celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2015. This project uses the power and joy of art to educate the public about storm drains and the impact of our collective actions on local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. This project gives the artistic community an opportunity to express themselves via a small-scale outdoor storm drain mural in a City of Rockville neighborhood.

What Are We Looking For?
We are looking for original artwork that raises awareness about the impact we all have on local streams, rivers and the Bay. Your mural design should reflect topics related to storm drains and the health of local waterways, but feel free to be creative with interpretations of the subject matter. Examples topics include water quality, streams, rivers, the Chesapeake Bay, native plants and wildlife, or pollution. Keep in mind that communicating a message is central to this project. Proposed ideas should be tasteful, positive and appropriate for all people in the community. Please include the storm drain in your submission drawing so we can accurately see how the work engages with the site. We are asking artists to submit their ideas with the attached application form.

Time Line:
•       February 4 – Artists may apply online through Submittable.com application
•       March 27 – Deadline for submissions.
•       April 3 – Mural artists selected by jury committee.
•       April 6 – Artists notified.
•       April 8 through April 30 – Painting of storm drains.
•       May – Community walking tour.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying to be a part of this project and lending your time and talent, please apply online:
Or send all required application materials via snail mail to: Susan Main, VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850.
Send application questions to:  Susan Main, smain@visartscenter.org with “Rockville Storm Drain Project” in the subject line.

Submission: https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/39202


Other calls by VisArts in 2016

Solo Exhibitions, Studio Artist Residency and Curatorial Projects

VisArts in Rockville is also accepting applications for Solo Exhibitions, Studio Artist Residency and Curatorial Projects for 2016.

Here are the links for more information, deadline dates and application fees.

Open Call for Solo Exhibitions 2016
Application Deadline: MARCH 25, 2015, midnight
Application Fee: $15
Link for more information: http://www.visartsatrockville.org/call-for-entries/2016-solo-exhibitions
Link for submission: http://visarts.submittable.com/submit/38323

Call for Studio Artist Applications
Application Deadline: April 15, 2015, midnight
Application Fee: $15
Link for more information: http://www.visartsatrockville.org/call-for-entries/call-for-studio-artist-applications
Link for submission: https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/39490

The second call is an ongoing call, we will accept applications for review, there is no real deadline.

Open Call for Exhibitions and Curatorial Projects 2016
Application Deadline: ONGOIN
Application Fee: $15
Link for more information: http://www.visartsatrockville.org/call-for-entries/open-call
Link for submission: https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/33671

For more information about VisArts: http://visartsatrockville.org

Contact Information:
Susan Main
(301) 315 – 8200 ext.110
smain@visartscenter.org
155 Gibbs Street
Rockville, Maryland 20850

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