Passion for Freedom invites submissions from visual artists working in the following mediums: painting, sculpture, drawing, print making, photography, mixed media, installation and video.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
The contest is open to every photographers or collectives of photographers.
Quality, originality and stilistic coherence will be principal criteria for the selection of the progjects. Each participant can apply with one project only.
A dummy (on paper) of the project must be presented complete (graphic design layout and texts included).
Together with the dummy the following documentation must be provided:
- Personal details: name, surname, address, mail address, telephone number;
- Title and short presentation of the project (max. 1000 characters);
- Technical details of the book (format, pages, paper, binding);
- A provisional but complete budget including all voices necessary for the publication of the book.
The author keeps the ownership of rights to visual works. Participation in the contest implies that the author has got the permission to use the images by each person who may be portrayed. The author takes full responsibility for the use of images. The competition sponsors are hereby exonerated from any liability.
USE OF IMAGES
The author retains full ownership of the photographs and grants permission to the sponsor to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit the images in any media, and also for any future editions of the Festival with exception to commercial use.
Please note: dummies will not be returned.
Prior to 31 August 2015 the projects must be sent to the secretary of Photolux at the following address (the postage stamp will serve as verification):
Associazione culturale Photolux
Via Guidiccioni, 188
55100 Lucca – Italia
AWARD COMMITTEE AND WINNER NOMINATION
The 2015 award committee is composed by:
Michael Mack, founder of the publishing house MACK, London
Teun van der Heijden, graphic designer
Jim Casper, editor and publisher of Lens Culture magazine
Claudio Corrivetti, founder and director of the publishing house Postcart, Rome
Arianna Arcara, photographer, founder of the Italian photographic collective Cesura
The results of the contest will be announced by the 30th September 2015.
THE AWARD COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO DECLARE A WINNER.
The winning project will receive a contribution of 4.000€ for the publication and will be presented during the Festival.
Balkans Arts and Culture Fund (BAC) supports contemporary collaborative arts and culture development projects (COLABs). COLABs should be conceived by organisations from and implemented within the region of the Western Balkans, specifically the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
BAC is aimed towards fostering inclusive, democratic, and prosperous societies in the Western Balkans by strengthening the cultural sector, and encouraging regional collaboration and integration. In this context, BAC aims to advance the independent cultural scene in the region by supporting authentic cultural production, encouraging participation, and raising capacities of cultural actors.
Independent cultural organisations, networks, foundations and/or associations are invited to submit ideas for Collaboration Projects in Arts and Culture – COLABs
Applications have to be made in collaboration of minimum two partners coming from two of the countries listed above. The applicant and at least one other implementing partner must be organisations from the focus countries. Additional partnerships with organisations from other European countries are welcome.
Collaboration projects should specifically contribute to the following:
· Broadened accessibility of and participation in qualitative, innovative, engaging culture programmes
· Increased collaboration and long term partnerships between independent cultural organisations in the region
· Increased inter-sectorial collaboration
· Increased capacities of independent cultural actors
Information on general and specific conditions, criteria and processes is available in the 2015 Call Guidelines. The Guidelines as well as the application form can be downloaded from the Downloads page on the BAC website. For questions regarding the call please consult the COLABs Q&A page. If your question not addressed there, write to email@example.com
Submission and deadline: duly completed project idea form and the statement on partnership should be submitted through our website at the Submission page, not later than on Sunday, September 6, 2015, 24:00 CET. Submissions in incorrect form, delayed or incomplete, and any additional material will not be considered.
Selection: All applicants will be informed about selection results by the beginning of November 2015.
Grant amount, start-up date and duration: Maximum grant amount available per project is 50’000 Euros. Awarded COLAB projects are expected to start implementation earliest on January 1, 2016 and have to be finalized latest by December 31, 2017. Envisaged project duration is up to 24 months.
After the success of the past edition, FOTOGRAFIA – International Festival of Rome invites artists aged under 40 years and of all nationalities, who use the medium of photography, to participate in the 4th edition of the Open Call for Artists.
The theme of this year’s Open Call for Artists is associated with the theme of the 14th edition of the Festival: the Present.
In a world of constant and sudden acceleration, photographic practice – whose mechanisms of production and distribution are now almost immediate – present itself as art privileged to fix and define the present, to observe and to delimit its boundaries. Defining the boundaries of the present means in the first place to separate it and to abstract it from the time restrictions that threaten it, which have been already heavily investigated, and turn our gaze instead at that endless moment capable of self-represention and self-determination. Thus depriving the photography both from nostalgia of what have been, and from the anxiety caused by the transformations of tomorrow, emerges the time of the experience that is the time of what is felt and lived. This way of looking at this present time means to look around and understand the space around us, overtaking the rhetoric of the decisive moment and turning instead to the unrepeatable of today, positioning ourselves at the center of this universe and investigate the links that build the world as we today perceive it, observe it and then live it.
The projects submitted will be evaluated and the selected projects will be screened in a slideshow at the MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome for the entire duration of the Festival and will be mentioned on the website and in the official catalogue where a special section will be dedicated to the winner. In addition, a selection of the best photographs of the winning project will also be produced and exhibited in a dedicated space at the MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome.
The submissions will be accepted from Monday August 3rd, 2015 to Monday September 7th 2015. The selected works will be published on Friday September 11th 2015 on the Festival’s website.
Artists submitting to the Open Call for Artists 2015 are therefore invited to send a project that takes into consideration the following rules.
Ab sofort ist das Anmeldeformular für Beiträge zum EMAF 2016 unten auf dieser Seite verfügbar.
Das EMAF zählt zu den bedeutendsten Foren der internationalen Medienkunst. Als Treffpunkt für Künstler, Kuratoren, Verleiher, Galeristen und Fachpublikum prägt es entscheidend die Thematik, Ästhetik und Zukunft der medialen Kunst. Das Festival bietet einen aktuellen und historischen Überblick mit einem Programm aus Experimentalfilmen, Installationen, Performances, digitalen Formaten und hybriden Formen.
Im Open Call können Arbeiten der Bereiche Film/Video, Installation und Expanded Media und Beiträge zum Media Campus eingereicht werden.
Die Auswahlkommissionen entscheiden bis Ende Februar 2016 auf Grundlage der eingesandten Materialien über die Teilnahme am EMAF und die Nominierung für die verschiedenen Sektionen.
At the core of the Athens Photo Festival is an open submission process which welcomes artists/photographers, collectives, curators, galleries and organisations from all over the world to submit their work to be considered for the main exhibition programme. The selected projects will be exhibited during June and July 2016, at the Benaki Museum, one of the oldest and most prestigious museums in Greece. The Festival also accepts submissions for its screening programme and photobook show as well as for the Young Greek Photographers 2016 exhibition. For information regarding our submissions guidelines and to submit your project, please follow the links below.
We are proudly announcing international call for submissions, open to all artists and photographers working in the field of contemporary photography. Selected works and series will be shown in frames of Photonic Moments – Month of Photography 2016 festival in Ljubljana as part of Evening Projections during the opening days of the festival (2-5 June 2016). The projections will take place in the magnificent venue of ZRC atrium in Ljubljana which will host the majority of accompanying programme of the festival.
The eight edition of Ljubljana’s Photonic Moments – Month of Photography festival is dedicated to promote, popularise and present local and international developments in the field of contemporary photography. The festival is organised by Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Evening Projections in ZRC atrium will enable participation of artists and photographers who could not be presented on several exhibitions within the festival. Their works will be shown to both, wider audience and professional public. The Evening Projections are aimed at presenting wide spectre of artistic projects and therefore the jury will primarily look for fresh approaches and topics that reflect developments on the local and global photographic scene. The winner of the contest (selected on the last day of four-day event) will have a chance to exhibit on a solo show at Photon, Ljubljana in 2017.
We invite all photographers, artists, art groups and collectives working in the field of contemporary photography to participate, irrespective of age or nationality!
There are no application fees!
OPEN CALL for photographers and artists working with lens-based media to submit their works in the Backlight Photo Festival 2017, under the theme Independence.
The call is open from April 7th to June 5th 2016. We can only accept applications submitted via this online form.
- Deadline: June 5th 2016 12:00 pm CET.
- Participation: The submission is open to all photographers and artists working with lens-based media.
- We are looking for photography- and lens-based projects dealing with Backlight ´17 festivals theme -Independence. Please read the theme outline below.
- Please tell us also in writing how does your work relate to independence. “Project description” – space and it´s “summary” in the application form is reserved for this.
- For the open call for Backlight Photo Festival 2017 there is no restriction regarding the age or nationality of the applicant. Also groups and collectives are accepted to participate.
- The selected works will be presented from September 2017 at Tampere Art Museum, Museum Centre Vapriikki and Pori Art Museum as collaborators. Exact dates and additional galleries and locations will be announced later as the details and the sufficient funding has been confirmed.
- The works must be ready for shipment by June 2017 the latest, this is also the deadline for the files provided to the organizer in case of printing on location.
- Finnish artists and artists based in Finland: please note that there is a separate application process as well for a touring exhibition/exhibition series in Europe during 2017. This project is part of the Backlight Photo Festival´17 and in case of sufficient funding we shall present some of the projects also in Finland during the festival. The tour taking place in Europe – Independence through the lenses (working title), is part of the programme for the centenary of Finland´s independence in 2017 (Suomi100). Please mark X to the application form, if you wish to offer your project for the Suomi100 part as well. Remember to fill in the additional information, when your works will be available for the European tour (between Jan-Dec 2017). Artists for the Independence through the lenses can also be invited to participate outside of this call.
- Submitting projects for Backlight Photo Festival 2017 is free of charge.
- The workers and/or persons holding a position of trust in the organising/partnering institutions are not eligible to apply.
- The Majaoja Foundation gives out a special Majaoja Prize, total 18.000€ (10.000€, 5.000€ and 3.000€) to three Finnish photographers. The open call jury for the Backlight Photo Festival 2017 will select the photographers for the awards by the end of 2016. The announcement of the winners will be made by the Majaoja Foundation during the Backlight Photo Festival 2017.
We are looking for proposals with critical, artistic and/or socially engaged approach and works which deliberate with – what independence nowadays stands for and how it relates to power and the ability of having an impact to the common status quo. And furthermore, how do we define, value and embrace individual and collective independence and how has the notion of independence shaped people and nations in the past?
We wish to open the theme of independence to reach beyond the thoughts related to recognized states and proclaimed brigades to ideas of peoples self-determination in relation to communities. How do we gain our self-reliance and identity as a child or as youngster? What is the future of young population in terms of economic and mental independence from their families, institutions and societies?
The role of a state in the world of global politics and economy has changed rapidly as economic viability takes over the strategic planning and as international agreements replace local people´s demands. Furthermore, when independence is gained through financial capacity and autarky, collective responsibility and equal autonomy seems often to be left behind. This easily leads to loudening discords, bitterness and spread of unsavoury ideologies and statements, discouraging independent evaluation ability.
We encourage the participants to question and re-define the different aspects of independence from the notion of self-reliance and identity, autonomies in closed communities and traditions to independence in modern societies and nation states -in (supra-) national, cultural, social, historical, gender- and status- based, financial, human, philosophical and other contexts as well as in the context of social and human structures.
How to apply:
- Submitting projects is only possible through on-line application.
- Submitting the application requires registration. After registration the application and images can be uploaded and edited before final submission,
- The application form and images must be completely filled by the deadline.
- max. 10 images/application.
- max. 3MB/each
- accepted formats: PNG, JPG, GIF
- Pixel Dimension at least 800 pixels longest side, maximum of 2000 pixels
- Please note: if offering a video work the video cannot be sent on-line, please send us a link to your video within your application.
- If you are offering more than one project, please fill separate application for each project.
- Each applicant can submit up to 3 (three) projects.
- The decisions of the chosen projects will be made by Backlight ´17 OPEN CALL jury. We will inform all applicants of the decisions by October 1st 2016 the latest.
- The amount of projects accepted to the festival is due to the festivals funding. The organizer is a non-profit association functioning on annual grants.
- Due to the amount of applications expected the jury is not able to explain and justify the unaccepted applications.
- For the project Independence through the lenses the artists will be selected by the festival director of Backlight. She reserves the right to invite artists for the project also outside this application process.
- The open call jury for the Backlight Photo Festival 2017 will select the photographers for the Majaoja Prize by the end of 2016. The announcement of the winners will be made by the Majaoja Foundation during the Backlight Photo Festival 2017.
Grant of rights
- When submitting entries, participants confirm that the material is their own and copyright has not been violated.
- The artist warrants that third party rights are not attended.
- The applicant is responsible for authorizations and releases from their models and subjects.
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With the n-ost-Reportagepreis 2017 we will for the eleventh time reward journalists whose work conveys extraordinary stories from Eastern Europe, vividly and without clichés.
The competition is organised into three categories – Writing, Radio and Photo – with the winner in each category receiving 2.000 euros in prize money. The prize-giving ceremony will take place in June 2017 in Berlin.
The competition rewards reportages from countries in Eastern and Southeastern Europe that the jury deems to be outstanding in form and content.
The closing date for entries is Sunday, 5 February 2017.
The Prize aims to promote high-quality reporting, reward particularly good authors and photographers and maintain an ongoing debate about what “Eastern Europe” really is and how it is presented in the media.