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Open Call: Finnish Museum of Photography’s Project Space. Deadline: May 8, 2016


Project Space at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland, is an open-application exhibition space. The open call for next year’s exhibitions is now organized for the seventh time.

Photography professionals and students as well as visual artists making photographic art can apply. Applications can also be submitted in the name of workgroups.

The Project space is intended for exhibitions and projects that use photography or other lens-based media as tools for art or research. The space shows stimulating exhibitions by both fresh talents and more established artists. Applications can also be submitted for exhibition time for screenings, public talks and discussions.


How to apply?


This year the museum only accepts applications that consist of a single pdf file. However, if the exhibition includes video, you can add a link to it instead of sending the video file as an attachment.

The pdf should contain the following elements:

1) A cover page with the name of the applicant (and/or the workgroup), e-mail address and a phone number (country code included).

2) Application letter that gives brief but complete details of the proposed exhibition (max 2 x A4). The letter should involve information of who is/are the applicant/s, what kind of an exhibition you would like to have and, if possible, what kind of sections does the exhibition consist of. It is okay to not have an existing exhibition when applying – just be as precise as possible with your explanations of what kind of an exhibition you’re planning.

3) Include a portfolio containing photos of the works to be in the planned exhibition. Indicate each work’s year of completion, dimensions, mode of production etc., and include any information that will help give a picture of the exhibition as a whole. In case the works for the planned exhibition have not been produced yet, please send some reference material of your earlier works.

If you are planning to show moving image, please add a link where we can see the work.

4) Include your full contact details and your CV to your application. If the exhibition is produced by a group, please include everyone’s CVs.

Name the pdf file as “Projekti2017_YOURNAME”. The size of the pdf file should not exceed 10MB.

Applications for the year 2017 should be sent to finnishmuseumofphotography@gmail.com by 12PM on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Please write Projekti2017 as the headline of the message.

We will send you a confirmation e-mail once we have received your application. Please contact museum’s curator Tiina Rauhala ( tiina.rauhala@fmp.fi ) if you have not heard back from us with a week from sending your application.

What the Museum provides for exhibitors?

The Museum provides exhibition space, free, for 7-8 weeks. Applicants can indicate a preferred exhibition period, but the Finnish Museum of Photography reserves the right to decide on the order of the exhibitions. There are five exhibition periods during the year 2017.

The Project space has a floor area of 50 m² and a ceiling 4.5 m high (see floor plan).

The Museum offers exhibition installers a fixed production grant of 400 euros. The Artist is responsible of other production costs. The Museum provides help with installation and dismantlement, exhibition supervision, and opening arrangements. The artist should be personally present during the construction and dismantling of the exhibition.

The Museum is responsible for exhibition lighting and cleanliness during the exhibition period. The Museum has a limited amount of technical equipment available for loan to artists. The Museum is not able to provide any audio or video equipment for the exhibitions.

The Museum provides insurance for the construction, dismantlement and exhibition periods. The Museum does not insure works during transportation.

The Museum provides publicity, publishes exhibition details and sends press releases and posts information on the Museum’s website and social media channels.

The Museum does not provide paper invitations or postage. Artists who make and post invitations at their own expense can use the museum’s geographic mailing list if they wish.

Exhibition installers are responsible for transportation of works and for their own travel costs.



Project space.

The decision-making process

The applications are reviewed by the Finnish Museum of Photography’s exhibition team: Chief Curator Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger and Curator Tiina Rauhala.

All applicants will be informed of the curators’ decision by e-mail by June 17, 2016. The selected projects will also be published on the museum’s website.

Further details

Send your application to:  finnishmuseumofphotography@gmail.com

Further exhibition details:
Curator Tiina Rauhala: +358 50 432 7562, tiina.rauhala@fmp.fi
Chief Curator Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, +358-(0)50-518 7619, annara@fmp.fi

Deadline for applications is May 8, 2016.

Further details:
Curator Tiina Rauhala
tel. +358-(0)50432 7562,  tiina.rauhala@fmp.fi
Chief Curator Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger
tel. +358-(0)50-518 7619, anna-kaisa.rastenberger@fmp.fi

Video and animation art call, Toronto. Deadline: April 1, 2016


The concept of materiality is in question. Digital media, once thought by artists and scholars alike to be fundamentally intangible, has been demonstrated in recent years to have very real effects on the physical world. The transformation of data into engaging, interactive formats (online gaming, mobile software, networked art) has shown that digital media distributed across networks has the power to educate, to connect, to visualize a politic and produce emotional response. This [Inter}web of relations functions mimics key properties of another technological achievement: textiles. Ironically, one of the human race’s oldest technologies serves as the perfect metaphor for its latest inventions. And, as the digital age marches on, artists and industry alike must consider the possibility of ‘digital textiles’. What terms will define the digital textile? Is a digital textile purely light and numbers, or is it hybrid—straddling virtual and physical space? What does the evolution of textiles from analog to digital media imply or reveal about the narrative of human progress?

Subtle Technologies seeks submissions of video art and animation that explore or expand the definition of the digital textile and speculate its future. Selected videos will be presented in the program Cloaked In Code and will be screened in Toronto on May 13th, 2016 during Future Proof, a wearable technology fashion show as part of the 19th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival.

Selected applicants will gain critical exposure to influential Canadian makers and thinkers as well as leaders in the Toronto fashion and wearable technology communities. The Cloaked In Code program will also be accessible to an international audience, hosted on the Subtle Technologies website from May through August, 2016.


To apply download and complete the Cloaked In Code application form.

You may submit up to 5 hyperlinks to videos or animations for consideration. Please enclose any necessary information for password-protected files.

•    Along with your application form, please submit the following:
•    Artist statement, précis or summary of research interests (250-500 words)
•    A recent bio
•    An up-to-date C.V.

Deadline: Friday April 1st, 2016

Selections will be announced and applicants notified on Monday, April 18th, 2016.

SELF PUBLISH RIGA Call. Deadline: April 30, 2016

Submissions open for the SELF PUBLISH RIGA international book dummy contest

ISSP and Riga Photomonth invite photographers and visual artists to submit their photobook dummies and yet unpublished books to the SELF PUBLISH RIGA international competition. The winning entries will be featured in the SELF PUBLISH RIGA exhibition during Riga Photomonth, May 2016. Submission deadline: 30 April, 2016.

The second edition of the SELF PUBLISH RIGA dummy contest will be judged by an international jury: Erik Kessels (founding partner and creative director of KesselsKramer, curator, publisher and photography collector, NL), Gordon MacDonald (co-director of GOST Books, UK), Hester Keijser (curator, co-manager of The Independent Photo Book blog, NL), Vincent Marcilhacy (founder and director of Eyes Magazine, FR), Tom Mrazauskas (photobook designer, DE/LT) and Arnis Balčus (editor of FK Magazine, co-founder and programme manager of Riga Photomonth, LV).

The winner of the contest will have the chance to attend a workshop at the International Summer School of Photography 2016 free of charge; best entries will be featured on YET Magazine (CH) and FK Magazine (LV). Top Ten books will be included in a special online feature. More information on the competition and submission requirements: www.selfpublishriga.com

SELF PUBLISH RIGA is a bi-annual series of events dedicated to photobooks and self-publishing, organized by ISSP in Riga, Latvia. It includes an international dummy competition, an exhibition of photobooks and book dummies, a series of talks on photobooks, self-publishing and book design by industry experts, and a workshop. The exhibition will run from May 12th till June 12th 2016, as one of the central events of Riga Photomonth. The first edition of the SELF PUBLISH RIGA dummy contest in 2014 received more than a 100 book dummies from over 30 different countries.

SELF PUBLISH RIGA is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation, French Cultural Institute in Latvia. Info partners: FK Magazine (LV), YET Magazine (CH).

More information:

Evita Goze



Call for Artists: Outside the White Cube. Deadline: October 5, 2015

The Multiple eXposure Project will be curating “Outside the White Cube”, an alternative, traveling, curatorial project which aims to feature image-based works across different disciplines and media by emerging artists from the Philippines and elsewhere. We are inviting local andinternational artists whose works discuss the notion of the “PUBLIC” and its complexities.

Artists working in a variety of media and disciplines are invited to participate and submit their works. We are seeking image submissions such as photographic series, video arts, short films, video mapping, recorded public performances, digital manipulation, animation, digital arts, new media arts, and others. Needless to say, any medium that can be projected to the screen will be accepted.

Please email your submissions, together with description, artist statement, and bionote, to: themultipleexposureproject@gmail.com.

For more information, website our website: http://www.themultipleexposureproject.co.nr
or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/themultipleexposureproject.

About the Theme (Public):

The “public” is a multi-layered concept defined differently depending on how the term is used and framed. It is a notion devoid of singularity and is, grammatically speaking, a terrain of contradictions. As a noun and an adjective,the public constitutes the people, masses or community, and suggests anythingthat is staged, accessed, or seen out in the “open.” The public can also be used as a verb to describe something one does, as in make public or publicize,suggesting the movement or shift from the inside (private) to the outside (public). Paradoxically, however, the same term also points to the limits of such openness and movement. Given that it simultaneously refers to something “involving and provided by the government”, the public is always at risk of becoming merely an apparatus of the sovereign state and its institutions, thus making the flow of its production, distribution, and consumption partial and counterproductive.

With these issues in mind, we are looking for submissions that address and interrogate key topics of interest, but are not limited to, the following:

–         What is public? What counts as public?
–         The public and the private  – their overlapping tensions and ambiguities (ex: private event, object, or space made public)
–         The public as a collective (subject, citizenship, nation, etc.)
–         Politics, institutions, and conflicts (of interests) in public sphere
–         Positioning the public in the city or urban context
–         The value of public-ness (openness, sharing, connection, participation, etc.)
–         The limits and potentials of the public
–         The public and the subaltern counterpublic
–         Public image and identity
–         Public performance, gaze, visual voyeurism, and spectacle
–         Public and biopolitics (power, discipline, panopticon, and surveillance)


As implied by the project’s title, “Outside the White Cube” seeks to re-frame the practice of curating and spectating images outside the exclusionary, institutional borders of the “white cube” or gallery space.

Public spaces are used as an exhibition site to stimulate a mode of spectator experience that revolves around displacement of the passersby (public) from their “habitus” by interrupting the flow of pedestrian traffic. We alter a familiar public space and transform it into an unusual, dialogic site for image projection and exhibition, taking advantage of its accessibility and site-specificity in order to redefine the ways the spectators look at and engage with images.  Adopting “guerilla urbanism” as a curatorial strategy, we make sense of the immediacy of the “public” and reflect upon its context, meanings, and intersections with representation, place, and discourse. In so doing, we intervene and reformat aspects of the urban landscapes and emphasize the “counter-spectacle” in art viewing and appreciation.

This project also underlines the inherent ephemerality of an open-to-the-public display in relation to time and space.

As a “traveling” exhibition which heavily depends on projection technology and public space as its “frame” or “canvas”, this project celebrates the momentary nature of image-viewing, consumption, and mobility in the metropolis at a time of constant flux and transition.

Sites and Duration:

Selected works will be projected and displayed in public spaces in different parts of Metro Manila where there is a massive flow of human traffic. Possible sites defined by law as “public place” include: “any highway, boulevard, avenue, road, street, bridge or other thoroughfare, park, plaza, square, and/or any open space of public ownership where the people are allowed access.” Each exhibition will run anywhere from a few hours to a week. The first phase of the traveling exhibition will run from October to December 2015. An accompanying zine featuring the works of the artists will also be published.

About The Multiple eXposure Project:

The Multiple eXposure Project is a multimedia, multi/trans/inter-disciplinary artistic practice and research-based initiative that explores the many layers of image-making, participatory photography, visual ethnography, and performative encounter(s) between the image and the spectator; the subject and the viewer.

Call for Exhibition Proposals. Finnish Museum of Photography’s Project Space. Deadline: May 3, 2015


The Finnish Museum of Photography’s Project space at the Cable Factory (Helsinki, Finland) is an open-application exhibition space. The open call is now organized for the sixth time.

Applications are open to anyone worldwide – both professionals and students – making photographic art. Applications can also be submitted in the name of workgroups.
The Project space is intended for exhibitions and projects that use photography or other lens-based media as tools for art or research. The space shows stimulating exhibitions by both fresh talents and more mature artists. Applications can also be submitted for Project-space exhibition time for screenings, public talks and discussions.

Applications for the year 2016 should be sent by 12pm on the 3rd of May 2015.

Application has to follow the instructions.
You will find detailed instructions on the museum’s website:

Further details:
Curator Tiina Rauhala
+358-(0)50432 7562  tiina.rauhala@fmp.fi

Chief Curator: Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger


LA GRAN MÁQUINA II. PREMIOS EMBARRAT 2015. Deadline 30 de abril de 2015.

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The modernist museum Trepat Tarregaare is delighted to announce the second edition of EMBARRAT, Festival of Contemporary Art. The event aims to spread the art and thought between society, as critical and committed attitude; encourage artistic creation and promote cultural heritage.

Call for creators of any artistic discipline, in order to select the works that will shape the exhibition THE BIG MACHINE II, and also the ones for the EMBARRAT awards.

The topic that should cover the artistic proposal is: “Alienation”

The exhibition will take place between June 26 and July 5, 2015 in the modernist Trepat Tarrega Museum.

EMBARRAT prize of € 2,000 (including tax), distinguish the best work or group of works from all those displayed in the exhibition THE BIG MACHINE II.

IEI Award. Production of a solo exhibition. The prize will distinguish the best work or set
works from among those displayed in the exhibition The Great Machine II. The winner will be produced a solo exhibition in 2016 in the Gothic Room of the Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs de Lleida (IEI).
A catalog will be published. The exhibition will be produced by the IEI and curated by Anselm Ros.

The composition of the jury will be announced shortly.

More infohttp://www.interseccio.cat/embarrat/BasesLGMII_es.pdf (just spanish version)

Registration form: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50612337546958

——Spanish Version—-

Desde las naves modernistas del Museo Trepat de Tàrrega se impulsa la segunda edición de EMBARRAT. Festival de Creación Contemporánea, un evento que tiene como principales objetivos divulgar el arte y el pensamiento entre la sociedad, como actitud crítica y comprometida; incentivar la creación artística y promover el patrimonio cultural.

Es una convocatoria destinada a los creadores, de cualquier disciplina artística, con el objetivo de seleccionar las obras que configurarán la exposición colectiva LA GRAN MÁQUINA II, y que a su
vez optarán a los premios EMBARRAT.

El tema sobre el que debe versar la propuesta artística es: “Alienación”

La exposición tendrá lugar entre el 26 de junio y el 5 de julio de 2015 en el interior singular de las naves modernistas del Museo Trepat de Tàrrega (antigua fábrica Trepat).

Premio EMBARRAT, dotado con 2.000 € (impuestos incluidos), distinguirá la mejor obra o conjunto de obras de entre todas las exhibidas en la exposición LA GRAN MÁQUINA II.

Premio IEI. Producción de una exposición individual. El premio distinguirá la mejor obra o conjunto
de obras de entre las exhibidas en la exposición La Gran Máquina II. Al ganador se le producirá una exposición individual en 2016 en la Sala Gótica del Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs de Lleida (IEI).
Se editará un catálogo. La exposición será producida por el IEI y comisariada por Anselm Ros.

EL JURADO cualificado encabezado por Glòria Picazo, directora del Centre d’Art La Panera de Lleida, determinará la obra ganadora y su decisión será inapelable. La composición del jurado se anunciará próximamente.

Descargar bases en: http://www.interseccio.cat/embarrat/BasesLGMII_es.pdf

Formulario de inscripción en: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50612337546958

4-6 Weeks Residency in Luxembourg, for Artists under 35, in June/July 2015. Deadline: Feb 20, 2015

Call for Applications for the EIB Institute Artists’ Development Programme

The third edition of its EIB Institute’s Artists Development Programme, targeting young (under 35) visual artists from the EU Member States is now open for application until 20 February 2015.It will focus on “The Imprint of Man – Representing the Anthropocene” with leading British artist Darren Almond as a mentor.

The programme provides an opportunity for an emerging visual artist to develop her/his practice at the highest level during a 4-6 weeks residency in Luxembourg in June/July 2015 by creating a new (body of) work(s) on the selected theme, using photography, video, installations and/or new media. During this time, she/he will be mentored by a leading peer, internationally acclaimed British artist Darren Almond. The main practical objective of the programme is to help bring about the production for an independent innovative artistic project.

Applicants must be EU nationals or reside in an EU country. They should be fluent in English.

A jury consisting of members of the EIB Institute Arts Committee and staff, external arts professionals and the mentor will evaluate the applications and select the artist in residence. It bases its selection on the proposal submitted answering the creative brief, the potential impact of the residency on the applicant’s career, and the relevance of the applicant’s practice to the cultural context of the EIB Institute.

The selected candidate will be informed via email by the end of March/ beginning of April 2015.

The EIB Institute will take over the artist’s travel costs to and from Luxembourg. This includes a stopover to visit the mentor, Darren Almond, at his studio in London. The artist in residence will also receive a stipend (EUR 100 per day). At the end of the residency, he will receive a success fee of EUR 1,500, provided she/he has produced an artwork.

The artist will be provided a living/working space located in Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, situated in the culturally rich Grund district of Luxembourg City.

Upon completion of the residency, the EIB might consider acquiring the artwork(s), which was/were produced on site, from the artist.

Application procedure


  1. CV (in English);
  2. Scanned copy of the passport or identity card;
  3. A letter of motivation/intent specifying personal drive and expectations for the programme together with a concept for the theme proposed for the residency (maximum 500 words, in English);
  4. Portfolio of visual documentation of several works, best characterising the art of the applicant (in PDF, four A4 pages maximum);
  5. Names and contacts of two professional referees, familiar with the art of the applicant.
  6. A brief reference in the body of the email on how the applicant found out about the programme.

Any application which does not comply with the set requirements will automatically be eliminated.

Deadline for application is 20 February 2015 at midnight (GMT+1). Applications must be fully completed and submitted in due time in order to be considered.

The applications should be sent digitally to Ms Delphine Munro. (arts@eib.org)