Funding the Arts

Deadline November 22nd: RayKo’s 2014 Artist-in-Residence

Rayko Photo Center
Call for Entries: RayKo’s 2014 Artist-in-Residence

Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2013
Fee: $20

“Rayko Photo Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program was developed to continue our support and education of fine art photographers. Through the program, artists receive unlimited access to RayKo’s facilities. Artists-in-residence will receive significant discounts on other services and workshops at RayKo. There is a five month time frame to shoot, print, and complete the body of work, and one month to prepare work for the exhibition. Artists gain hands on experience in the entire process of creating work, from conceptualizing, printing, framing, and hanging. Work produced in the program will culminate in a show in our side gallery. Up to three final prints of the gallery director’s choice will be donated to RayKo’s print collection. Artists will have regular review sessions with the gallery director as the project progresses. Mentoring is available to assist in the artistic development of residents and cultivate a more polished body of work.

Submission Guidelines
Submit printed copies of the materials below, with artist name on each page:

  • Letter of Intent (Description of Project), specify preferred start date (January or June)
  • RayKo facilities to be used for project
  • Bio
  • CV/resume
  • Artist Statement
  • Any additional documents including relevant press/publications or letters of recommendation.
  • $20 application & administration fee | Payable to: RayKo Photo Center
  • Images:
    • Digital files: Submit 10-20 images saved as .jpg, 72dpi, and sized to 1200 pixels on the longest dimension. Files should not be larger than 2MB.
    • Prints: up to 11×14” size | up to 20 individual prints
    • Include annotated list of: Image title, size of original piece, year of completion, and medium
  • Send or drop off materials (include SASE for return of materials) to:
    RayKo Photo Center
    c/o Artist-in-Residence Program
    428 Third Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Artists may also submit their proposals and images on line through Smarter Entry:”

Click here to download a PDF of the full prospectus and for directions to submit your application online. 

Deadline November 1st: HCP 2014 Juried Fellowships Call for Entries

Houston Center for Photography
Call for Entries: 2014 Fellowships
Deadline Extended to Friday, November 1, 2013

“Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $3,000 each and a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2014. One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston including the Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist from anywhere in the world, outside the Houston area, will receive the HCP Fellowship.

Elisabeth Biondi, Independent Curator (New York, NY).

Participants must be or become HCP members (any level) at the time of submission.  The competition is open to all artists working in photographic and lens-based work. Any photographic process is acceptable as long as it is:

  • Original work
  • The body of work is still in development within the last two years
  • The body of work submitted as a whole has not been exhibited in a previous HCP Exhibition.

There is a $35 entry, which includes entry for 10 images or video. The maximum number of images artist can submit is 10. You are not required to submit 10 images. You may submit more than one entry. Each entry is $35 (+ membership fee).

Rules for Entry

  • All submissions will go through CALLFORENTRY.ORG, you can create a free account.
  • Entrants should upload up to 10 images or videos, an artist statement, and a resume/bio.
  • Acceptance will be based on the body of work by each artist rather than on individual images.”

For the full prospectus and to apply to this call, visit:

Deadline December 15th: FotoVisura Photography Grant

FotoVisura Photography Grant
Deadline: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 12:00 pm EDT

“FotoVisura Inc. is delighted to announce the 2014 FotoVisura Grant—which aims to support personal photography projects and encourage the production and development of photography outside the commercial realm.

The Grant aims to recognize photographers as judged by their images, the story, the dedication and commitment of the photographer to the story, and the extent that he or she is willing to go to bring about positive change in society.

It is our belief that this profession needs to recognize its emerging leaders—and the FotoVisura Grant stands for recognizing, celebrating and supporting the international community of emerging photographers and its leaders.

The Grant is divided into two categories:
• The FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project
• The Spotlight Grant for Outstanding Student Project

The FotoVisura Grant awards photographers publishing on the platform, new members are welcome to submit. The grant is eligible for ongoing projects not initiated by an assignment or commission. To be eligible for the Student Grant you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or a recent graduate, having graduated after January 1st 2012. Additionally, the following requirements apply for both the Grant and the Student Grant:

  • Submit a photography series, up to 35 images
  • Series must be ongoing or photographed within the past 12 months
  • Image size: minimum 1000px on the longest dimension (14 inches @ 72 dpi)
  • A written reflection, in first person, of at least 150 words
  • All images and text to be uploaded through the website
  • To enter you must read and agree to the contest Terms & Conditions
  • Only one Submission per photographer
  • You may enter either published or unpublished bodies of work
  • Projects may be submitted privately via your FV-Profile (more info)”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit:

October 18th, Phoenix: INFocus Photobid 2013 Silent Auction

Phoenix Art Museum | INFocus
INFocus Photobid 2013 Silent Auction
Friday, October 18, 2013, 5:30-9:00 pm

“Photography has become one of the most dynamic and talked-about fields in the contemporary art world. Whether you are a seasoned collector or just starting out, PhotoBid 2013 is a fun, welcoming event where you can mingle with people who share a passion for photography and bring home an original work of art – all for a great cause!

Organized by INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum, and curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, the Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum, PhotoBid 2013 features more than 50 signed limited-edition prints and books by acclaimed photographers from throughout Arizona and the United States. Collectors have the opportunity to bid on these museum-quality photographic prints, which include landscapes, portraits, still lifes and abstractions spanning a diverse variety of media – from black-and-white to color, and from traditional to digital – with a range of prices for every budget.

PhotoBid 2013 auction items may be viewed in person Oct. 5 to 18 at Phoenix Art Museum’s Norton Photography Gallery. Bids may be placed online starting Aug. 15 and in person at the PhotoBid 2013 silent auction on Friday, Oct. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests at the silent auction will enjoy live music, appetizers and a cash bar. The event also features a raffle with tickets priced at just $20 and extraordinary prizes such as signed, limited-edition photographs and books.

Admission to the silent auction is $25 and includes a complimentary cocktail and raffle ticket. Purchase tickets here.”

A preview exhibition can viewed at the Phoenix Art Museum, Norton Photography Gallery or online here.

Phoenix Art Musem
Norton Photography Gallery
Central Ave and McDowell Ave
Phoenix, Arizona

Upcoming 2013-14 Creative Capital Grant Information Sessions

Creative Capital
2013-14 Grant Information Sessions

“Before each grant round, Creative Capital staff members lead online and in-person information sessions to answer questions about applying for a grant.

Info Sessions will be held this fall and winter for the grant application opening on February 3, 2014 for Film/Video and Visual Arts. We can also answer questions regarding the grant round for Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts, which re-opens in 2015.

All sessions are free and open to the public. Please RSVP here or to the link provided for the online webinars.

Pittsburgh, PA:
Monday, October 7, 6:00pm, Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Melwood Screening Room
Columbus, OH: Tuesday, October 8, 6:00pm, Columbus College of Art & Design
Detroit, MI: Wednesday, October 9, 7:00pm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
Chicago, IL: 
Thursday, October 10, 7:00pm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Cleveland, OH:
Thursday, October 10, 7:00pm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland
Minneapolis, MN: 
Sunday, October 13, 3:00pm, Walker Art Center
New York, NY:
Saturday, October 19, 2:00pm, Brooklyn Museum of Art
Denver, CO:  Saturday, October 19, 3:00pm, Denver Art Museum
Monday, October 28, 4:00pm EST, in collaboration with The Foundation Center 


New Orleans, LA: Monday, November 4, 6:00pm, Contemporary Arts Center
Baltimore, MD:
Wednesday, November 6, 6:00pm, Creative Alliance at The Patterson
Washington, DC: Saturday, November 9, 1:00pm, CONNERSMITH
San Diego, CA: Thursday, November 21, 6:00pm, MCASD Downtown

Miami, FL:
Thursday, December 5, 10:30am, Bass Art Museum

Tuesday, January 7, 8:00pm EST
Salt Lake City, UT: January (date/location TBD)
Philadelphia, PA: January (date/location TBD)
Newark, NJ: January (date/location TBD)

Monday, February 3, 8:00pm EST
ONLINE WEBINAR: Wednesday, February 19, 6:00pm EST
Chicago, IL: February (at CAA conference; date/location TBD)

*List in formation; details and additional sessions will be added as they are confirmed.”

For further information visit:
For information on the Creative Capital Grant Program visit:

En Foco New Works Photography Fellowship Awards #17 Winners Announced!

En Foco
New Works Photography Fellowship Awards #17 – Winners Announced

Congratulations to the artists selected for this year’s New Works Photography Fellowship Awards Program. Of the hundreds of applications received, the recipients are:

Paccarik Orue
Elva Maria Salinas

Tomiko Jones
William Wilson
An Rong Xu

Note from the juror, Mary Virginia Swanson

The experience of reviewing the portfolios of photographs submitted to New Works #17 proved to be an extremely challenging task. The work of the applicants informed and challenged me, and made me eager to see and learn more. Many of the projects asked the viewer to look outward and consider issues from different perspectives, while others invited us to look inside and reconsider who we are as individuals living among others on this planet.

Deadline September 20th: CPW Photographers’ Fellowship Fund 2013

The Center for Photography at Woodstock
Call for Entries: Photographers’ Fellowship Fund 2013
Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2013

“Since 1980, the Center for Photography at Woodstock has provided regional photographers with significant recognition and support through the Photographers’ Fellowship Fund award. As of 2009, one $2,500 grant is awarded annually to a regional artist working in photography and related media.

To date, CPW has awarded nearly $72,000 in Photographers’ Fund Fellowships to 85 artists. Past recipients include Kenro Izu, Andrea Modica, Lucinda Devlin, Craig J. Barber, Tanya Marcuse, Isaac Diggs, among others.

Larissa Leclair, independent curator and writer and founder of the Indie Photobook Library.

Only artists working in photography who live in the following New York State Counties are eligible to apply to the Photographers’ Fellowship Fund: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, and Washington. Proof of residency is required.

Artists working in photography, digital imagery, mixed media and or artwork which incorporate photography are welcome to apply.

Submission Guidelines
To enter, please send:

  • a portfolio of 10 prints OR a CD-ROM formatted with ten JPEGs*
  • the application form (click here to download)
  • image list detailing titles, medium, year, and size (page 2 of the application form)
  • an artist statement and bio
  • proof of residency (i.e. drivers license, mail, utility bill)
  • a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for the return of your work**
  • Submission must be received by September 20th.  Send to:
    attn: Photographers’ Fellowship Fund
    Center for Photography at Woodstock
    59 Tinker Street
    Woodstock, NY 12498

*For print portfolio entries, please do not submit print portfolios larger than 20×30”. If your work is larger than 20×30 you may submit a smaller portfolio along with one sample print and the intended exhibition/display size.

For entries submitted on a CD-ROM, please send JPEGS with a maximum pixel dimension of 2400 pixels wide and/or 1800 pixels high. All work samples must be labeled with your name, phone #, image title, date, size, and media. You may submit one sample print at intended exhibition/display size.”

For the full prospectus visit:

Deadline October 21st: Silver Eye’s Fellowship 14 International Photography Competition

Silver Eye F14LOGO
Fellowship 14 International Photography Competition
Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2013 at 11:59 pm EDT

Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 14, our international photography competition. Now in its 14th year, this competition recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania.


  • One (1) International Award Winner receives a solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening late-January 2014; $3,000 cash prize; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • One (1) Keystone Award Winner, reserved for a Pennsylvania artist, receives a spotlight exhibition in late-January 2014; $1,000 cash prize; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • Five (5) Judges’ Commendation Winners will be named on Silver Eye’s website and press releases.

Linda Benedict-Jones is Curator of Photography at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to this, Linda served as the Executive Director of Silver Eye Center for Photography from 1999 to 2008 and has also served as Curator of Education at The Frick Art & Historical Center (Pittsburgh, PA). Linda earned a Master’s Degree in Visual Studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982 and has taught courses in photography at a number of universities including the London College of Printing, England; Harvard Extension School; and Carnegie Mellon University.

Fees & Eligibility
$15 for current Silver Eye members at the $40 level and above, with membership valid through January 31, 2014.
$60 for non-Silver Eye members.

Those interested in becoming a member or renewing their membership at the time of submission may do so at the $40 membership level and then pay an additional $15 to submit—a $5 savings, for a total cost of $55.

All U.S. and international amateur and professional photographers, age 18 and older at the time of submission, may apply.
Silver Eye staff and their relatives, board members, current interns, and past Fellowship winners are not eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria
Award recipients will be selected by the juror on the basis of exceptional, distinctive talent as evidenced by the strength of their submitted portfolios. The juror is especially interested in seeing portfolios with a strong narrative thrust and highly individual, original points of view.

Submission Guidelines
The submission you are entering is comprised of three individual items:

  • One-page Artist’s Statement in PDF format
  • Biography or CV in PDF format
  • Work sample:
    • Submit up to ten (10) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work created within the past three years.
      Or, if from an ongoing project, the portfolio must include images created within the past three years.
    • Submitted work may not have been previously exhibited at Silver Eye or in the Greater Pittsburgh region.
    • For the best image quality and fast upload, image files must be no larger than 1,500 pixels wide, saved as a .JPG size 8.

Submissions will be accepted via Silver Eye’s website.

Complete the online application form, upload media, and submit fees.”

For the complete prospectus visit

Just Announced: Finalists for The 2013 Clarence John Laughlin Award

New Orleans Photo Alliance
The 2013 Clarence John Laughlin Award

“The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) is pleased to announce the names of the 14 finalists for the 2013 Clarence John Laughlin Award.

The Clarence John Laughlin Award was instituted by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in 2010 to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression.  It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South.  The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

Russell Lord, the Freeman Family Curator of Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art, is the 2013 juror. The 134 submissions were prescreened by Arthur Roger, of Arthur Roger Gallery, Victoria Ryan, photographer, educator and NOPA Board Member, and Crista Dix of Wallspace Gallery, who narrowed the entries down to 100 portfolios. From these, Mr. Lord selected 14 finalists whose work he will review in print form to select a single winner. The New Orleans Photo Alliance will announce the 2013 CJL Award recipient on October 1, 2013.”

Deadline June 9th: The Cord Prize

Call for Entries: The Cord Prize
Deadline: Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fee: $30 for up to 16 images

“The Cord Prize is an international contemporary art award established to support and acknowledge the practice of early and mid-career visual artists. The award comprises an individual first prize of $10,000, second prize of $1,000 and third prize of $500. Additionally, twenty-two artists will be selected for online exhibition and a piece of writing will be commissioned from the award jurors.

Photography has become a universally accepted, unchallenged, medium of contemporary art. Concomitantly, photography’s capacity to influence our everyday lives has become exponentially important with the ubiquity of visual social media and the opening up of the possibilities for us to communicate and disseminate our photographic images independently of institutional support.

Diana Edkins has been a visionary in the fine art photography world since 1969. Over the course of her eclectic career as a curator, editor, author, and advisor, she has published over 28 books. From 2002 until 2009 she held the position of Director of Exhibitions and Limited-Edition Photographs at Aperture where she produced, organized and curated over forty exhibitions.

Charlotte Cotton is one of the mostly highly respected and well-known writers and curators of photography today. She has held positions including curator of photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, head of programming at The Photographers’ Gallery, London and head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Submission Guidelines
The inaugural Cord Prize invites early and mid-career artists who are working within the field of photography to apply.

  • 16 images from a body of work. Images should be:
    •  In JPEG format
    • Up to 1500 pixels on the longest side
    • 1mb maximum file size per image
  • All photographic media and processes are eligible
  • Statement explaining the ideas behind your work. The statement should not exceed 400 words.
  • Resume
  • $30 submission fee
  • Register online at”

Visit for the full prospectus, details about the jurors, and FAQs. 


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