Funding the Arts
“Each year, ACP commissions a temporary public art project that is a highlight of the ACP Festival. ACP’s Public Art program is significant in its ability to bring photographic or lens-based projects to audiences that might not ordinarily visit a traditional arts venue. These projects encourage viewers to consider photography in fresh new ways. Do you have a great idea for an exciting Public Art project? We’d love to see it!
Our Open Call for Proposals for the ACP 2013 Public Art Project is now accepting your creative ideas. We look forward to your proposals exploring the intersection of photography and public art in Atlanta for this year’s Festival!
Our 2013 Public Art Project has a $9,500 budget, and it’s free to apply. It is a requirement that your project involve lens-based or photographic media as an integral part of the piece (this includes images and/or video captured by a lens, or media in which light sensitivity is a primary element of the material, or reimagining the uses of photography, or possibilities of imagery made with light).”
For full details and to apply, visit CallforEntries.org.
Call for Entries: FotoVisura Grant
Deadline: Saturday, December 15, 2012
“FotoVisura Inc. is delighted to announce the 2012 FotoVisura Grant—which aims to support personal photography projects and encourage the production and development of photography outside the commercial realm. The Grant is divided into two categories:
FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project
- 1st Place:
- 2nd Place: Invitation to exhibit with FotoVisura (view past)
- 3nd Place: Invitation to exhibit with FotoVisura (view past)
Spotlight Outstanding Student Photography Project
- 1st Place:
- 2nd Place: Invitation to exhibit with FotoVisura (view past)
- 3nd Place: Invitation to exhibit with FotoVisura (view past)
Simon Barnett, Director of Photography, CNN Digital
Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography, The New Yorker
Elizabeth Cheng Krist, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine
James Estrin, Co-Editor, New York Times Lens Blog and Senior Staff Photographer
Christina Cahill, Manager, Reportage by Getty Images
Patricia Nagy Travieso, Executive Editor, Elle Magazine International Editions
Adriana Teresa Letorney, Creative Director, Visura Magazine & FotoVisura.com
Claire O’Neill, Editor, NPR Picture Show Blog
Neil Harris, Associate Photo Editor, TIME
Jamie Goldenberg, Photo Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine
Amber Terranova, Photo Editor, PDN Magazine
Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries
Michael Itkoff, Cofounder, Daylight Books
Graham Letorney, Editor, Visura Spotlight
Manik Katya, Photo Editor, Emaho Magazine
Read about them here.
The FotoVisura Grant aims to support personal photography projects that are 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 2011. Additionally, the following requirements apply for both the Grant and the Student Grant:
• Submit a photography series, up to 35 images.
• 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 FotoVisura.com website
• To enter you must read and agree to the contest Terms & Conditions
• Only one Submission per photographer will be judged.
• You may enter either published or unpublished bodies of work
Entry to the competition is free for current members of FotoVisura.com with a Standard or Plus account. Your Account must be active through June 15, 2013.
The fee for annual membership is:
$30 for a Standard Account
$60 for a Plus Account.”
Silver Eye Center for Photography
Call for Entries: Fellowship 13, International Photography Competition
Deadline: Sunday, December 9, 2012, 11:59 pm EST
“Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 13, our international photography competition. Now in its 13th year, this competition recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to two awards for photographers, we will inaugurate this year a $500 Multimedia Storyteller Award for a short documentary video or internet-based project.
Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries and Co-Founder, Photoville, Brooklyn, New York
Ellen Fleurov, Executive Director, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- One International Award Winner receives a solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening mid-January 2013; $3,000 for exhibition-related expenses; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
- One Keystone Award Winner receives a spotlight exhibition in mid-January 2013; $1,000 for exhibition-related expenses; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
- One Multimedia Storyteller Award Winner for a documentary or internet-based project receives $500; a dedicated article with URL and/or video download via Silver Eye’s website; and media outreach and promotion.
- Six Judges’ Commendation Winners will be named on Silver Eye’s website and press releases.
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.
$85 for non-Silver Eye members.
$18 for current Silver Eye members at the $70 level and above, with membership valid through January, 31, 2013.
- One-page Artist’s Statement in PDF format;
- Biography or CV in PDF format
- Sample of work:
- International Award and Keystone Award: submit up to eight (8) 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. Image files should be less than 2MB each, and sized around 1024 x 768 pixels @ 72 dpi.
- Multimedia Storyteller Award: your multimedia submission may include either a video or an internet-based project. Please keep video files (.mov, .wmv, .flv) under 60MB and limited to a 3-minute clip. You may also submit one still image from your piece plus a link to your video on your own website. The link should be part of your artist’s statement.
- Submitted work may not have been previously exhibited at Silver Eye or in the Greater Pittsburgh region.
- Submissions will only be accepted at silvereye.slideroom.com.”
“Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $3,000 each and a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2013. 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.
W.M. Hunt, Collector, Curator and Consultant
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. All Entrants must be, or become, HCP members at the time of submission; click here to become a member.
- Participants must be or become HCP members (any level) at the time of submission. Basic level of membership, $35, required for submission.
*If you are an HCP Artist/Photographer level ($250) member or above you can waive the fee for one call for entry a year. If you would like to waive this fee please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a discount code.
- The competition is open to all artists working in photographic and lens-based work.
- Any photographic process is acceptable as long as it is:
- Been made within the last two years
- Has not been exhibited in a previous HCP Exhibition.
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 visit callforentry.org.
The Documentary Project Fund
Deadline: Saturday, December 15, 2012
“TheDocumentaryProjectFund was founded to help make sure that photographers who want to tell the stories of their communities will be able to do so. We are here to encourage, through project support, photographers who have a community focus and a good story to tell. We believe that still photography, especially the documentary form, can be an incredibly powerful art. We can admire the beauty of each image, be challenged to think about the issues raised and come away with our biases tested.
TheDocumentaryProjectFund call-for-entry is open to emerging and established still photographers. All applicants must have the appropriate skill level necessary to plan and execute a documentary project. Selected artists will have six months to complete the photographic work.
Each call-for-entry is intended to fund one project and will award up to $5,000. That project should be a future project and not one in progress. The fund may grant project support to photographers working in conjunction with another nonprofit, provided that group will match our funding.
Submission deadlines are December 15 and June 15. Each application must include:
Submit applications in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Your name(s), mailing address, email, phone number(s) and a web site (optional) should appear at the top of each page. All entries will be submitted electronically via email, in English, as an attachment to: email@example.com.
- Project Statement: 1-2 page maximum
- Budget: 1 page maximum
- Personal Statement: 2 pages maximum
- Images: 15 – 20 total
There are two acceptable ways to submit your photographic work:
- Use an online email service such as YouSendIt or DropSend. This will allow you to email large, zipped files. The images should be:
- JPEG format and sized to 1024 pixels in width for horizontals, 768 pixels in height for verticals.
- Titled as such: Lastname_firstname_projecctimagenumber (ex: smith_john_barbershop1)
- Use your own professional website or a cloud service such as MediaFire, Windows Live, SkyDrive or Box. Do not send us a link to your Facebook page, your Flickr, Shutterfly or other similar accounts. Be sure we are linked directly to the image gallery you want us to evaluate. Include this link with the written portion of your submission.”
Women’s Studio Workshop offers a number of grants, workspace & artist residencies. The residency grant application deadline is November 15.
From the WSW Programs webpage:
The artists’ book residency grant is designed to enable artists to produce a limited edition book work at WSW. Working intensively in our studios for six to eight weeks, artists print and bind their own books. WSW technical assistance includes training on new equipment, techniques and materials, and assistance with production.
The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, materials up to $750, access to all studios, travel costs up to $250 within the Continental US, and housing. Residency occurs 6-18 months after application. Projects are chosen by a jury of outside artists and curators.We encourage an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50. WSW has developed a series of archive and exhibition opportunities for the books. The contract stipulates 10% of the edition (or ten books) for WSW archives, exhibition, and display copies; 10% of the edition for the artist; and 80% of the edition for general marketing. The artist has the option of collaborating with WSW on the marketing of the books for a 50% commission fee. WSW artists’ books are held in over 300 collections world-wide, with repositories of all the artists’ books published by WSW held at: Indiana University (Bloomington), Rochester Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of Delaware, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Vassar College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Yale University.
Postmark Deadline: November 15
Notification Date: Applicants will be notified via email by March 1
Residency Length: 6-8 weeks
Residency Occurs: 6-18 months after application, September through June
SPE student members can apply for scholarships to offset the cost of attending SPE’s 2013 national conference. All awards include a 2013 national conference fee waiver and a one-year membership to SPE.
Ten SPE Awards are offered and feature a $500 travel stipend to attend the national conference.
THE SPE AWARD FOR INNOVATIONS IN IMAGING in honor of Jeannie Pearce
The SPE Award for Innovations in Imaging, in honor of Jeannie Pearce is open to all eligible students working primarily with digital technology and is designated for work only possible because of emerging digital technologies-no alternative processes or gelatin silver prints. A project description describing how the work is possible as a result of emerging digital technologies is required as part of the submission process. Jurors will seek to award work that demonstrates the most innovative, unique, and freshest uses of digital technologies.
- Applicants must be currently matriculated students enrolled at a post-secondary institution as an undergraduate or graduate student
majoring/concentrating in photography not graduating before the end of the academic year 2012-2013.
- Applicants must be student members of SPE or become members before submitting their scholarship application. Visit spenational.org for information.
- Applicants are not eligible to receive the same award for two consecutive years, and cannot receive two awards in one year.
- A cohesive body of work with no more than FIVE images. Images around 1280 x 1280 px @ 72 ppi are ideal for good image quality and fast upload
- A succinct artist statement of 200 words or less
- A statement addressing how attendance at the conference will benefit you, as well as an overview of prior involvement with SPE or other arts organizations
- A description of the conceptual basis of your work and its technical qualities, including a description of processes used
- A brief resume, including name, address, phone number, email address and current institutional affiliation, and educational and professional experience
- Contact information for a current photography professor (include name, title, email, and phone number)
- Applications that do not fulfill all requirements may be eliminated from the competition.
Submit online via http://spenational.slideroom.com.
This year’s jurors are SPE national board members serving on the Awards and Recognition Committee: Lupita Murillo Tinnen (chair), Sama Alshaibi, Dornith Doherty, Dennis Keeley, and Betsy Schneider
“In collaboration with the McKnight Foundation and mnartists.org, the Rochester Art Center is pleased to present the exhibition of work produced by the 2011-2012 McKnight Photography Fellows.
The 2011-12 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photography Recipients:
Peter Happel Christian’s work investigates social relationships with the natural landscape using photography, but operating within a broader practice which integrates performative events, sculptural objects, as well as science, philosophy, and history to create connections and disconnections with the natural world.
Beth Dow uses historical references and traditional photographic processes to address our use of land and experience of time. Her current project, ‘Here, Nor There,’ employs tongue-in-cheek conceptualism to cross-reference historical and local architectural landscapes which re-imagine history and space.
James Henkel presents LAB WORK a new body of photographs that continue his interest in studio based still-life photography. These photographs use as subject matter the vessels found in a chemistry classroom. These works take objects that are purely functional and through color and arrangement present them as purely formal abstractions exploring the relationship between art and science.
Colleen Mullins’ most recent work explores her sense of memory, family, and place through revisiting and documenting sites along the West Coast, recharting her family’s histories and creating new personal meaning.
The 2011 McKnight Photography fellows were chosen from a field of 100 applicants by a distinguished jury of nationally recognized photographers and curators. This year’s panel included New York-based artist Chris Verene; Karen Irvine, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Columbia College, Chicago; and Sofia Hernandez Chong Coy, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York.
About The McKnight Artist Fellowships
The McKnight Artist Fellowships were created in 1981 to help artists set aside time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of opportunities; and work on new projects. McKnight contributes nearly $1 million per year to individual artists through the 12 fellowship programs. The Foundation delegates management of the fellowships to arts organizations that tailor programs to the unique challenges of different creative disciplines.”
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Drive SE
En Foco has extended their deadline for the New Works Photography Fellowship Awards #16 to Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:00 am (midnight) PDT, 1:00am MDT, 2:00am CDT, 3:00am EDT.
For details and to submit, click here.