Funding the Arts
“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
“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
ONLINE WEBINAR: 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
ONLINE WEBINAR: 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)
ONLINE WEBINAR: 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.”
Congratulations to the artists selected for this year’s New Works Photography Fellowship Awards Program. Of the hundreds of applications received, the recipients are:
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.
“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.
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.
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: www.cpw.org/create/photo-fellowship/how-to-apply.
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.
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.
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.
- Submit up to ten (10) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work created within the past three years.
Submissions will be accepted via Silver Eye’s website.
Complete the online application form, upload media, and submit fees.”
For the complete prospectus visit silvereye.org/fellowship-14.
“The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) is pleased to announce the names of the 14 finalists for the 2013 Clarence John Laughlin Award.
- Julie Anand and Damon Sauer (Phoenix AZ)
- Jeremiah Ariaz (Baton Rouge LA)
- JT Blatty (New Orleans LA)
- Ben Depp (New Orleans LA)
- Benjamin Dimmitt (New York NY)
- AnnieLaurie Erickson (New Orleans LA)
- Tommy Kha (Brooklyn NY)
- Tommy Matthews (Brookline MA)
- Anne Arden McDonald (Brooklyn NY)
- Walker Pickering (Austin TX)
- Jeff Rich (Savannah GA)
- Saul Robbins (New York NY)
- Krista Steinke (Cypress TX)
- Paul Thulin (Richmond VA)
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.”
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.
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.
- $30 submission fee
- Register online at cordprize.com/register1.”
Visit cordprize.com for the full prospectus, details about the jurors, and FAQs.
“The Howard Chapnick Grant was introduced in 1996 to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing research, education and management. The Grant was established to honor the memory of Howard Chapnick, and acknowledge the value of his enormous contribution to photography.
The annual $5,000 grant may be used to finance any of a range of qualified undertakings, which might include a program of further education, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual. According to the Fund’s Board of Trustees, special consideration will be given to projects that promote social change and/or serve significant concerns of photojournalism. The grant is not intended to be used for the production of photographs, which will continue to be funded by the main grant of the Smith Fund.
Recipients of the Howard Chapnick Grant will be selected by the Board of Trustees of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in Humanistic Photography.
The application form for the Howard Chapnick Grant can be downloaded in PDF form here (180 KB). Additional applications may be obtained by writing to:
The Howard Chapnick Grant
W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
c/o International Center of Photography
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036 – USA”
View the full prospectus at: smithfund.org/howard-chapnick-grant.
“The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.
The Smith Grant was established in 1978 following the death of Gene Smith, the legendary American photo essayist. It is today the most prestigious honor in documentary photography. Every year it recognizes a photographer who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.
The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, INC., a not-for-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, independently administers the grant program that provides photographers with the financial freedom to carry out or complete major photographic essays. For 2013, the amount of the grant will be $30,000. An additional $5,000 in fellowship money will be dispersed, at the discretion of the jury, to one or more finalists deemed worthy of special recognition. Awards will be presented in a ceremony held in New York City in early October.
Applicants will need to provide:
- Background in Photography: Formal education, workshops, apprenticeships, self-teaching, etc.
- Photographic Experience: Staff positions, freelance work, etc
- Awards, Grants, Other Qualifications and Distinctions
- Photographic Essays Previously Completed: Books (Title & publisher), Exhibitions (Title, location & city)
- Professional References: Include name, address, telephone number
- Title and Brief Summary of Smith Grant Project
- The applicant must affirm that the proposed project is ongoing.
- Applicants should include a written proposal that is concise, journalistically realizable, visually translatable, and humanistically driven. It should be no longer than 2 pages and submitted as a microsoft word document.
- Applicants should provide educational and professional qualifications.
- Up to 40 images, formatted as such:
- At least 1500 pixels on the long dimension
- Resolution: 72 dpi
- Name the files with your first and last names and use an underscore to separate the names. At the end of the file name add a sequence number starting with: 01. Example: John_Smith01.jpg, John_Smith02.jpg, John_Smith03.jpg.”
- Submit applications online or by mail.
For the full prospectus visit: smithfund.org/eugene-smith-grant.
Deadline: Saturday, June 15, 2013
The spring call for entries begins May 15 and closes June 15, 2013.
“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 $5000. 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 page maximum
- Budget: 1 page maximum
- Personal Statement: 1 page maximum
Think of this as your mission statement. In one page tell why your work is important. Detail your beliefs about community, the arts and education. Explain how you plan to complete the work in the time frame allowed by discussing how you’ve managed past projects. Page two will be your current resume. Include references.
- Images: 10-15 total
Provide a cohesive set of images that illustrate your photographic skills and your experience with the documentary form. You can use a previous project or you can put together a group of images that work well with each other and feel like a project. We want a sample of work that gives us a sense of your photographic and project management skills as well as your vision. Don’t send us an unrelated group of single images. Don’t send us your vacation snapshots.
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.”