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“The Woodstock Artist-in-Residency Program is designed to support artists of color working in the photographic arts who reside in the United States that would benefit with access to time, facilities, financial, critical, and technical support. This activity is created with an emphasis on supporting artists working in the photographic arts who are at the brink of their careers and promising talent. All of us lead very busy lives – the drive for this program is to free the artist from the busy routines and demands of everyday – and to provide a sanctuary for creativity.
WOODSTOCK A-I-R encourages participants to pursue creative risk-taking in an environment rich in cultural resources. Working without distraction or interruption, participants focus intensely on their own work, continuing works in progress, setting goals for the future, and breaking new ground.
Each year CPW offers 7 residencies for artists of color and 1 “critical studies residency” for a curator/critic of color.
- accommodations at a historic artist residence located .5 miles from CPW and the center of Woodstock’s business district.
- 24/7 access to CPW’s workspace facilities (including black-&-white darkroom, digital imaging stations, and library)
- critical and technical support
- stipend for food and travel, and honorarium
- exhibition and related opportunities
Established in 1999, WOODSTOCK A-I-R has been made possible in part with support from the Phillip & Edith Leonian Foundation, the Milton & Sally Avery Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a state agency, with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
- 10-15 digital images/video on a DVD/CD-ROM of current work. (one copy)
- Format still images as JPEGs with a width dimension no greater than 2400 pixels. Please limit video clips or excerpts to no more than 5 minutes (please indicate length of full video) and submit no more than 3 in total. Acceptable file formats include .mpg, .avi, .mov. Please make sure your three videos combined do not exceed 200MB and test your video files to make sure they play on a Mac and PC.
- Individuals applying to the Critical Studies Residency should submit 2 writing samples of no more than 1,500 words per sample with visuals, including featured artist work samples and installation views if applicable. (four copies of each)
- Residency proposal (four copies of each) – see application form for guidelines to answering this question.
- Preference for time of residency (please list 3 options) *The program runs from June through September, please request your time accordingly. Residencies range from 3-6 weeks.
- Four copies of the following:
- Artist statement (describing your current projects and artistic process) – limited to 500 words.
- Resume (listing past exhibitions, residency, and related experiences) – limited to 3 pages.
- Images script (thumbnails of your work with caption information) – see page 3 of the application form.
WOODSTOCK A-I-R participants are selected by a peer panel comprised of professionals in the field and have included past participants in CPW’s residency and exhibition program, curators, collectors, and art critics.”
Deadlines: Thursday, January 22, 2015
“$45 members/$55 non-members
Review Santa Fe is the premier juried portfolio review event in the world happening JUNE 11-14, 2015. Considered one of the most important events for photographers who seek career advancement, Review Santa Fe is designed to facilitate relationships between photographers and leading industry professionals looking for new work.
Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain, up to 100 photographers meet with up to 45 of today’s most relevant and esteemed reviewers comprised of curators, editors, publishers, gallerists and others who can offer professional development advice and opportunities.”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.visitcenter.org/overview.
“Fee: $35 members/$45 non-members
The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working in fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a $5,000 cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities.
This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package. It requires signature of a contract to participate in an exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Arts, during Review Santa Fe.
CURATOR: Anne M. Lyden, International Photography Curator, National Galleries of Scotland
EDITOR: Bernadette Tuazon, Senior Photo Editor, CNN Digital
PUBLISHER: Jack Woody, Publisher, Twin Palms Publishers”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.visitcenter.org/project-launch.
Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2015
“TheDocumentaryProjectFund is now accepting applications for Project Support Awards. The Call will run through March 20, 2015. This extended time period allows us to offer early feedback, if photographers desire.
Visit the website for application requirements. Remember that we fund projects in artist’s communities. We believe you shouldn’t have to travel around the world to find important stories that can challenge our assumptions, awe us with beauty and change the way people look at their world.
- Established Artist Award: $5000
- Emerging Vision Award: $3500
For more information and to apply visit: thedocumentaryprojectfund.org.
“Art Intersection presents Light Sensitive, an annual juried exhibition of images created using traditional and alternative photographic processes. Past work has included analog c-prints, platinum, cyanotype, gelatin silver, gum bichromate, wet plate collodion tintypes, chemigrams, and other printing processes.
Juror: Robert Hirsch, artist, curator, and author.
The Art Intersection curatorial staff will select three artists from Light Sensitive to show additional work during an exhibition running from December 12, 2015 to January 9, 2016.”
For the full prospectus view the PDF document Light Sensitive 2015 Submission Guidelines.
To apply go to www.artintersection.com/event/call-for-work-light-sensitive-2015.
“Blue Earth sponsors documentary projects whose goal is to educate the public about critical environmental and social issues. We are primarily interested in work that is educational and informational in nature and will consider proposals of any geographic scope involving the photographic and motion picture mediums. Our standard contract sponsors the project for two years.
Blue Earth offers fiscal accountability to the projects we accept for sponsorship. As a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, Blue Earth is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities.
Along with this fiscal accountability, we also offer other services. When you join our community of visual storytellers, we offer mentorship throughout the life of your project sponsorship, publicity on our blog and newsletters, help with PR and marketing, and more depending upon individual needs.
We accept submissions for sponsorship twice each year, January 20th and July 20th. Materials must be received in our offices by the deadline. We announce recipients approximately two months later.”
For further details, previously and currently sponsored projects, and the application process visit: www.blueearth.org/projects/submit.cfm.
FotoFest 2016 Biennial
Seeking Submissions: CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet
Deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015
“FotoFest’s 2016 Biennial of Photography and New Media Art will be FotoFest’s sixteenth consecutive Biennial. Over 1,000 photographic and new media artists exhibited works during the 2014 Biennial, and overall attendance was 275,000 people. Curators, artists, collectors, publishers, critics and arts audiences from over 32 countries attended the Biennial.
The FotoFest 2016 Biennial takes place March 12-April 24, 2016.
FotoFest has announced the focus of the 2016 Biennial – Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet. The exhibitions and related programs will be curated by FotoFest Executive Director Steven Evans with FotoFest Co-founders Frederick Baldwin and Wendy Watriss.
To reach as broad a constituency of artists as we can, FotoFest is calling for submissions of work around the 2016 theme.
FOTOFEST 2016 BIENNIAL – THE THEME
Across the globe, millions of people are addressing the crises that are affecting the sustainability of life as we know it on this planet. 400,000 people recently participated in international demonstrations concerning the issues of environmental change. Thousands of others are responding, with small and large projects, to the challenges of protecting, preserving and developing the resources of the planet in sustainable ways.
What role is art playing in these processes of change?
How are artists addressing the issues of global change as they affect the planet?
FotoFest is interested in reviewing projects that show how art and artists are addressing the needs of our planet and the ways in which we use the world’s resources. This theme includes innovative ways in which art is interpreting and representing the problems of the planet and how human society is adding to these problems.
We do not want to focus simply on representation(s) of the problems, unless there is a very innovative or unusual approach to portraying and/or envisioning the problems. Our goal is to show how people are confronting the challenges and acting – how art and artists are contributing to change. We are looking for pro-active projects and perspectives, and are giving priority to projects examining new ideas and solutions.
We are interpreting sustainability very broadly. The threats to sustainability are not only environmental with reference to the physical environment and its resources – water; biodiversity; energy; air and soil. We also are concerned with population, migration, agriculture and food production, material consumption, and issues of wealth and poverty.
We are open to many different kinds of work – three-dimensional installations; video and moving image artwork; sound art; online projects; and two-dimensional prints.
Submissions must include the following:
- CONTACT INFORMATION (name, address, phone number, email address)
- Up to 20 HIGH QUALITY DIGITAL IMAGES (JPEG)
- Digital images must be sized to 1000px at their longest dimension.
- Digital files that do not follow these specifications will not be considered.
- No more than 20 images will be reviewed.
- You MAY submit up to three bodies of work (20 images for each body of work)
- CHECKLIST of the submitted works or images with captions, dates, dimensions, and medium
- Short STATEMENT about your work
- CURRENT CURRICULUM VITAE or resume
- Submissions must be received in the FotoFest Office by Friday, February 27, 2015.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not send original works. Materials will not be returned
Responses may take some time. We appreciate your patience. Due to the volume of material that FotoFest receives, submissions will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.
Submissions by Email: Please send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions by Mail (CD, DVD or USB jump drive):
FotoFest 2016 Biennial – SUBMISSIONS
2000 Edwards St, Bldg C, Ste 2
Houston, TX 77007 USA
If you do not receive a confirmation within four weeks of sending your submission, please contact the FotoFest exhibitions department at email@example.com.
Questions: Please contact FotoFest Associate Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator Jennifer Ward with any questions – firstname.lastname@example.org, 1 713 223-5522 ext. 18.”
View the full prospectus at http://2014biennial.fotofest.org/2016/submissions.aspx.
Book & Job Gallery
Exhibition & Book Signing for McNair Evans, Confessions
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:00-10:00 pm
“Heralded as a feminist and denounced as misogynist, Robert Heinecken is a complex figure whose art raises urgent questions about the representation of women in a media saturated world. His use of found pornographic materials and images of female bodies taken from magazines, newspapers, and other found sources was, and still is, hotly debated among artists, scholars, and curators. This panel, held in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, will explore the various ways in which Heinecken’s work has been read, and continues to be relevant, in the dialogue about representations of women and gender in art.
Eva Respini, curator, Department of Photography, MoMA, moderates the panel discussion with A. L. Steiner, artist and visiting assistant professor and MFA program director at USC; Luke Batten, director, Robert Heinecken Trust; Richard Meyer, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, Stanford University; and Rebecca Morse, associate curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.”
This event is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, on view until January 18, 2015.
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California
“The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.
Portfolio Prize – Guidelines
First prize is $3,000 and an exhibition at Aperture Gallery. The first-prize winner and up to five runners-up will be featured on Aperture’s website, accompanied by a brief statement written by Aperture staff. All winners are announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches fifty thousand subscribers across the globe, including curators, critics, and members of the photography community. Winners will also have the opportunity to participate in the Aperture Foundation limited-edition print program.
When examining competition entries, Aperture’s editors and curatorial staff will consider the following criteria:
- Is the work new, i.e., created in the last five years?
- Is a theme or topic carried throughout the portfolio in a consistent manner?
- Do the individual images have strong composition and strong use of color or tone?
- What technical and presentation choices has the photographer made, and are they appropriate for the work? For example, is there a clear reason for using sepia-toned black-and-white versus a digitally enhanced palette?
- Does the body of work take an innovative or unique approach to the subject matter?”
For the full prospectus and to see previous winners visit: www.aperture.org/portfolio-prize.
“The LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014 is an international competition that aims to discover and showcase the best photographers from all over the world. Share your images with the world for a chance at over $10,000 in awards, as well as a world-class exhibition in London and massive exposure to our global audience of over 900,000. Our international jury of notable industry professionals will select six top winners in two categories and 25 finalists. These are our largest international awards of the year and YOU are invited to submit your best photographs and get worldwide recognition.”
To see the list of judges, categories to enter and for the full prospectus visit: www.lensculture.com/exposure-awards-2014.