Deadline March 30th: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Artist Residency Program

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Call for Entries: 2019-2020 Artist Residency Program
Deadline March 30, 2019 at midnight EDT
Application fee: $25

“The intention of the PPAC Artist Residency program is to assist talented, self-directed and committed artists in the creation of work by providing necessary financial support, access to high-end facilities and proper technical assistance and education. Our hope is to create a transformative experience that enriches the individual artist and the community of PPAC.

Accepted artists will receive a $3,000 honorarium, will have printer and scanner hourly rental fees waived and will receive a $1,500 credit to be applied to ink usage fees and paper in the Artist Lab. If necessary, a $1,000 stipend will be provided for travel and/or housing.

The length of each individual residency is restricted to a month, but the timing is flexible. Artists should propose a project that fits within the residency term of June 1, 2019, to May 1, 2020.

The month-long residency should be used to advance your artistic practice in a meaningful way. Artists may submit proposals that include the continuation or completion of work already in process, or the creation of new work.

Accepted artists will be required to work collaboratively with PPAC to design two public program events. These programs are flexible and open to your interpretation and interests. Please do not include proposals for these events in your application.

Because the Artist Residency program is intended to support working artists, students are not eligible to apply.

Required Application Materials
All artists must propose a project within the month-long residency term. A letter of intent should clearly address the goals and expected outcomes of the residency, give a specific time frame, along with a preferred month of participation and should outline which lab equipment will be used. A separate artist statement should discuss your most recent work and should clearly outline your process and personal interest in making the work.

  • $25 application fee (to offset costs in accepting and reviewing application materials)
  • Letter of intent
  • CV
  • One page artist statement
  • 15 – 20 jpegs of work related to the intended project, or recent work
  • Please submit your application here.

Application materials will be reviewed by PPAC’s Artist Residency Committee. PPAC is unable to respond to inquires about the status of a submission, nor is the Artist Residency Committee able to offer feedback or reasoning for rejected submissions.

View current and past Artists in Residence here.”

Deadline April 30th: PPAC 4th Annual Contemporary Photography Competition & Exhibition

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Call for Entries: 4th Annual Contemporary Photography Competition & Exhibition
Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Entry fee: $40 for 5 images.

“The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) announces its Annual Call for Entries. Selected works will be exhibited at PPAC from June 13th – August 24th, 2013 and will be posted on PPAC’s website for the duration of the exhibition. The competition is open to all subject matter, photographic techniques and processes. First, second and third place winners will receive $750, $200 and $100 in cash prizes.

Lesley Martin, Publisher of the Aperture Book Program
Andy Adams, Creator of FlakPhoto.com

Submission Guidelines

  • Artist Statement
  • Bio
  • CV/Resume
  • Please label file the title of the work_last name. For example: Untitled1_Smith
  • Provide 1-5 items. Images (up to 5 MB each)

Submissions only accepted online at www.philaphotoarts.slideroom.com.

Deadline Extended to April 26th: PPAC Residency for Regional Emerging Artists

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
PPAC Residency for Regional Emerging Artists
Deadline extended to Friday, April 26, 2013

Application Fee: $10

“Each summer two artists are invited for one-month residencies at PPAC.  The residencies support talented, self-directed emerging artists, living in the Philadelphia region, in realizing their goals and visions.  This residency offers artists the time to focus on their work, cultivate new ideas and understand their process, while also providing financial and collegial resources to create work.  Participants in the residency program are expected to use their month to pursue their own projects: photographing in the area, printing, scanning or editing for a specific project or book, etc.

Each month-long residency includes a $4,000 stipend, staff support to assist with projects, and extended access to PPAC’s digital lab.  PPAC’s regular rates for lab rentals and digital services apply.  Travel and living costs are the responsibility of the resident.

Applicants should submit a proposal outlining their project plans.  Proposals may include the continuation or completion of work already in process, or the creation of new work.  The timeline for each residency will be between the months of June – September.  Dates will be coordinated and finalized in conversation with PPAC and the winning artists.


  • Emerging artist is defined as one who has a limited numbers of years engaged with the medium of photography.  Emerging is in no way defined by age.
  • The Artist in Residence program is intended to support working artists, student photographers are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must live in Pennsylvania, Delaware or New Jersey.

Submission Guidelines

  • Letter of Intent describing plans for residency (maximum of one page)
  • Resume/CV with contact information
  • Artist’s statement (maximum of one page)
  • 15- 25 jpegs of work related to the intended project, or recent work if applying for a new project.
  • 3 professional references.
  • Applications can only be submitted at: philaphotoarts.slideroom.com

There is a $10 application fee.  This fee is for use of the online application form, no funds are collected by PPAC.  No refund can be given for any reason.  Winners will be announced on May 15th by email.

PPAC’s Artist in Residence Committee will review the application materials.  The Artist in Residence Committee is not able to offer feedback or reasoning for rejected submissions.”

Deadline May 29th: PPAC’s 3rd Annual Contmeporary Photography Competition & Exhibition

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Call for Entries: 3rd Annual Contemporary Photography Competition & Exhibition
Deadline: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Fee: $40 for 5 images

The Philadelphia Photo arts center (PPAC) announces it’s annual call for entries. Selected entries will be exhibited at PPAC from July 12 – September 8, 2012 and will be included in a book of the exhibition.

The competition is open to all subject matter, photographic techniques and processes. The entry fee is $40 for a maximum of 5 images. entry fees are non refundable. all entries must be received or postmarked by Tuesday, May 29th, 2012.  For more info please email: info@philaphotoarts.org.

Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography of the New York Times Magazine
Natasha Egan, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions are accepted online at www.philaphotoarts.slideroom.com OR by mail on a CD. Submissions submitted by email will not be accepted. Images should be formatted as 72dpi JPEGs, no larger than 1024 pixels at longest dimension.
  • Each JPEG should have a file name with the photographer’s first name, last name, corresponding number from the entry form, and image title (e.g. Johnsmith_2_untitled.jpg)
  • Include artist statement, bio, and CV/resume in digital format (Word document or PDF). Please do not send hard copies.
  • The CD and CD case must be labeled with the artists name and PPAC’s 3rd Annual contemporary Photography competition and exhibition
  • Artists will be notified by June 12, 2012 via email
  • All works selected must be available for sale at a price (inclusive of frame) determined by the artist. artists will receive 60% of the sale price.
  • Submission materials will not be returned.
  • All work must be delivered to PPAC by July 9th. PPAC will not pay for or coordinate any delivery or return shipping. PPAC staff will handle work carefully, but PPAC is not responsible for damage to any work.

Click here to submit online via Slide Room.
Click here to download a PDF of the submission guidelines and entry form.

May 5th, Philadelphia: PPAC 3rd Annual Book Fair

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
3rd Annual Book Fair
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 12:00-6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“PPAC will be hosting its third annual book fair on May 5th of 2012. A number of local, national and international presses, publishers and artists will be in attendance selling books, prints and other ephemera.

Partial list of participants
Gottlund Verlag
Sun System Press
A-Jump Books
Schematic Quarterly
Chad States
Debutante Hair
Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
Vox Populi
Bodega Press
Visual Studies Workshop/ Preacher’s Biscuit Books
Spaces Corners
Miniature Garden
Empty Stretch
Conveyor Arts
Indie Photobook Library
Lay Flat
Swill Children
Chad Muthard
Christopher Gianunzio & Jenny Tondera
Light Work

Curated Table
Roma Publications
Little Brown Mushrooms
Paula McCartney
Lex Thompson
Loosestrife Editions
Hamburger Eyes

Book Signings
Ron Jude/ Lick Creek Line (MACK)
Benjamin Lowy/ Iraq | Perspectives (CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography)
Ed Panar/ Salad Days Volumes I &II (Gottlund Verlag)
Animals That Saw Me: Volume 1 (Ice Plant)

For inquiries, please contact us at: Bookfair@philaphotoarts.org.”

1400 N. American Street #103
Philadelphia, PA 19122  [map]
Call: 215-232-5678

Deadline May 10th: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center “A Love Supreme: 2nd Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition and Competition”

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Deadline: Postmarked or delivered by Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Entries can also be submitted online at http://philaphotoarts.slideroom.com.
Entry Fee: $40 for 5 images;  enhanced lab members of PPAC do not need to send entry fee.

Juror: Peter Barberie, Curator of Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art

“The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) is excited to announce A Love Supreme, 2nd Annual Contemporary Photography Competition and Exhibition. This year’s title refers to the dramatic transformation in John Coltrane’s creative process and sound in his legendary recording. Moving away from jazz standards to a spiritual and instinctual way of making music, Coltrane forever changed his medium. In this spirit, today’s photographers are creating new visual languages, pushing the medium in unprecedented and unpredictable ways, forever changing how we define photography.

Winning entries will be exhibited at PPAC from June 9 – August 27, 2011 and will be included in the exhibition catalog. First, second, and third prize winners will receive $500, $200, and $100 in cash prizes plus a $50 gift certificate for PPAC’s digital services. The competition is open to all subject matter and photographic processes. Work must have been created in the last 3 years”

Download the A Love Supreme Submission Form (PDF) for mail-in submission guidelines and address.


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