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Open Call: Kärntner Kulturstiftung KKS – »Kunst. Kultur. Demokratie.«

»Kunst. Kultur. Demokratie.«

18. Mai bis 04. September 2022

WIR SUCHEN WIEDER DIE BESTEN KULTURPROJEKTE!

EINREICHUNG

Wir leben in einer Zeit, in der unsere demokratischen Grundwerte in hohem Maße gefährdet sind. Kriege und Krisen zerstören unsere zivilisatorischen Errungenschaften. Was kann die Kunst dagegen bewirken? Welche visionäre und verbindende Kraft kann sie entfalten? Wir suchen innovative, inklusive und generationenübergreifende Projekte, die Haltung und humanistische Werte vermitteln, die Grenzen überwinden und Menschen verbinden.

Leitthemen:

  • Positionierung Kärntens als Kulturland
  • Projekte von gesellschaftlicher Relevanz, Nachhaltigkeit und Multiplikatorwirkung
  • Innovation und Zukunftsorientierung

Die Kärntner Kulturstiftung verfolgt das Ziel, Kärnten als Kreativraum mit herausragenden Potentialen national und international sichtbar zu machen. Sie will die Identität Kärntens, insbesondere unter Einbeziehung der angrenzenden Regionen als Land mit innovativen Zukunftsstrategien mitgestalten und stärken, indem sie herausragende künstlerische Ideen und zukunftsorientierte Projekte mit internationaler Ausrichtung fördert. Sie versteht sich als unabhängige Organisation, der es ein besonderes Anliegen ist, Impulse zu setzen und innovative Projektideen, zusätzlich bzw. unabhängig von der öffentlichen Kulturförderung, zu ermöglichen.

Open Call: AIR InSILo 2022/23

The AIR InSILo call for the round 2022/23 aims to meditate on the present state of technology. The task of the residence – which is a space, an entity, a future community that urges us to be aware of issues of consumption, energy, climate, and equality in a non-capitalist way – is to provide a proper environment that can maximally render the potential of the invited artists. But if we speak about technology, which strategy to choose? We focus on and put the clash of two approaches, degrowth and acceleration, in the centre of our discussion.
This time, we decided not to write a lengthy curatorial statement but rather to let the thoughts flow using the form of a dialogue that opens up the concepts in an accessible way. The full version of this text is published in the InSILo Mag. The reference sources are published on our Telegram channel.

APPLY NOW 

The development of every single technology we use was spurred by weapon technology. War has, for a long time, seduced thinking as the most efficient way to speed up progress and eliminate all redundant. Let’s assume that this type of thinking is profoundly wrong at its core. Avoiding libidinal drives of military complexes, we will focus on the left accelerationism that has proposed its way of thinking about technology as something that should serve society, not corporations. We focus our attention on the idea of the radical democratization of technology, on control of the society, not corporations, over technologies. But we see a significant problem in the generic division of accelerationism and degrowth, considering it narrow-minded to perceive accelerationism as speeding up, as identical mistakenly to perceive degrowth as slowing down. What if we perceive accelerationism as intensification? The most crucial proposal will be to point to the intensification of thinking. Whereas by ‘slowing down’ we could mean reconsideration of time and speed and purpose of labour, production and consumption.

For the AIR InSILo call, the term intensity starts to bridge several essential aspects and finally unwraps them to the state of playfulness: a condition of liberated mind containing action at its core, a clear drive, and strong potency, which to remain such has to be secured by a particular economic condition. Funny enough, the adepts of degrowth and acceleration have a consensus: commons, basic income and communal currencies have their general idea that the distribution of an economy’s wealth must begin by ensuring that everyone has ‘enough’ to live with dignity.

We are looking for artistic and curatorial contributions :
– which work with, use, and critically discuss technology in an Anti-Promethean and anti-capitalist way, and in this sense, can bridge the gap between accelerationist and degrowth concepts.
– have the idea of intensity at their core, in its meaning of work devoted to sustenance, reproduction, relations and the creation of a proper umwelt for playfulness.
– which are based on or integrating awareness and care as a substantial part of artistic practice.
– which intensify thinking and slow down the speed and purpose of labour, production and consumption.
– which can disenchant economics and consider ecological, social, political, a.o. dimensions as a base of artistic practice.
– which can contribute to the sustainability of the residency by involving different levels of socio-technical innovation.
We want to continue rethinking the Umwelt for artistic production, withdrawn from the hindering and repressive frames of cognitive capitalism and commodification logic of the art market. On the level of the early development of the artist-run AIR InSilo, we keep its shape open to contributions, modification, and criticism, allowing the space to be useful, welcoming, and supportive for experimental thinking and practice; as well as to create a showcase, a template which can be used on different territories under different circumstances. We embrace projects on different stages of development in different media: media art, visual art, sound art, new media, science art, performance art, artistic research, and any possible and impossible hybrid incarnations of human and posthuman creativity.

Open Call: Camera Clara Photo Prize

We are delighted to announce the call for candidacies for Camera Clara Award

Camera Clara Award
Prize: 6000 €
Deadline for submitting applications: July 16, 2022 midnight

Created under the auspices of the Foundation Grésigny, the award aims to promote a singular expression favoured by the use of the large format camera, true homage to compositon and time.

The Jury Prize for Photo Camera Clara consists of personalities from the world of art. It will meet in September 2022.

The Camera Clara Photo Prize

Created in 2012, the Camera Clara Photo Prize is intended for artists working with view cameras. It awards a previously unpublished work of authorship; presented in a series or photographic ensemble allowing it to be judged for the coherence of both it’s form and content. At a time when a flood of images is available to everyone via the internet and represents an indisputable wealth of communication and sharing, it is also unquestionable – that besides a democratic exchange of valuable content – it has developed a very fashionable “anything goes” attitude in photography, that has created confusion between medium, performance and artistic qualification. For the creator of this prize, Joséphine de Bodinat Moreno and the artistic director, Audrey Bazin, it appeared essential to position oneself at the “reverse angle” or rather “off-camera” of trends and to praise a reflective approach and a certain slowness. In fact by the very process of handling the view camera, its specific constraints, the artist chooses to take his or her time to collaborate with light. In this way we return to the very origins of photography. That does not mean seeing in the use of the view camera, an ode to the past or a method producing a nostalgic tonality, the submissions received prove it each year, work using the view camera is truly an exploration of the writing of light with multiple options. Beyond the attributes of exposure time, control of perspective or focus, the artists have in common this exclusive relationship with the practice and use it to invent particular expressions.

The Camera Clara Photo Prize is supported by :

Galerie baudoin lebon
21 Rue Chapon, 75003 Paris
www.baudoin-lebon.com

Open Call: FOTOHOF calling 2022

Submit your work until 30 June 2022

FOTOHOF calling Event on 1 October 2022

Website:  calling.fotohof.at

FOTOHOF / Inge-Morath-Platz 1-3 / 5020 Salzburg / Austria

FOTOHOF calling provides a platform for emerging artists to present their works to a greater audience of experts and visitors. Aside from providing a network for the artists, FOTOHOF calling is committed to contributing to and promoting the projects.

Applicants may submit one project, either in progress or completed. We will invite a selected group of artists to discuss their works in our gallery. In addition, all the shortlisted projects will be published on the platform  calling.fotohof.at.

This year, Nela Eggenberger (Editor-in-Chief, EIKON − International Magazine for Photography and Media Art), Kerstin Stremmel (Head of Collection for Photography and Media Art at the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg) and Christian Wachter (Photographer, Vienna) are joining the FOTOHOF team to review the projects.

Open Call: Schule Friedl Kubelka für Künstlerische Photographie, Wien

Schuljahr 2022/23
Oktober bis Mai
Leitung: Anja Manfredi

BEWERBUNG

ab 2. Mai 2022 unter photo@schulefriedlkubelka.at

Das Studienjahr 2022/23 an der SCHULE FRIEDL KUBELKA FÜR KÜNSTLERISCHE PHOTOGRAPHIE, WIEN beginnt am 5. Oktober 2022 und endet am 31. Mai 2023. Die Schule ist allen Alters- und Berufsgruppen zugänglich (Mindestalter 18 Jahre). Die Aufnahme erfolgt nach einem persönlichen Gespräch. Die Unterrichtssprache ist Deutsch.

Die Bewerbung ist bis 8. Juni 2022 möglich.

Die SCHULE FÜR KÜNSTLERISCHE PHOTOGRAPHIE, WIEN wurde 1990 von Friedl Kubelka gegründet und wird seit 2010 von Anja Manfredi geleitet. Die Auseinandersetzung mit Photographie im Diskursfeld der Bildenden Kunst stellt das Kernstück der Schule dar. Die Schule will ein sicherer Ort sein, der photographisches Arbeiten fördert und gleichzeitig auch offen ist für alle transmedialen »Fadenspiele« (Donna Haraway). Das Konzept der Photoschule ist es, die Studierenden in jedem Jahr mit Künstler*innen und Theoretiker*innen zu konfrontieren, die aus ihrer eigenen Sichtweise heraus lehren.

Im kommenden Schuljahr werden wir uns aus verschiedenen Perspektiven mit den Begriffen Nachleben, Verwobenheit, Transformation, fotografische Verknüpfungen und Gegenentwürfen in Bildern beschäftigen sowie mit der Photographie im Zeitgeschehen. Die Beschäftigung mit dem analogen Handwerk der Photographie wird eine wesentliche Rolle einnehmen.

Der Unterricht im Studienjahr 2022/23 findet in Form von neun Workshops, Mappenschauen, Einzelgesprächen, Projektbetreuung sowie einer Einführung in die analoge Laborarbeit statt. Das eigene Œuvre aufzubauen, indem bestimmte Interessen, Haltungen und Motive herausgearbeitet werden, ist die Zielsetzung für dieses Jahr.

Zeiteinteilung:
– Workshops: Mi. 18–20 Uhr, Do., Fr., Sa. jeweils sechs Stunden
– Mappenschauen: 18–20 Uhr, nach Vereinbarung
– Ateliertage: montags und mittwochs 10–17 Uhr, Nutzung der Dunkelkammer nach Vereinbarung
– Exkursionsreihe: »Schauplätze der Photographie« nach Vereinbarung
– Einzelgespräche / Projektbetreuung: nach Vereinbarung

Anja Manfredi

Open Call: Vorbrenner 2023

Vorbrenner 2023

VORBRENNER ist die experimentelle Schiene des BRUX. Über die jährliche Ausschreibung (OPEN CALL) können zeitgenössische Kunstprojekte eingereicht werden. Der VORBRENNER-Beirat entscheidet über die Auswahl der Projekte. Den ausgewählten Projekten werden Fördermittel in Form von Geld, Raum, Technik, PR und Beratung zur Verfügung gestellt.

Die VORBRENNER-Projekte stellen gemeinsam ein Jahresprogramm dar, das in den Monaten April, Juni, September und Oktober umgesetzt wird. In diesem Zeitraum stehen die Räume des BRUX für Projektarbeiten und Veranstaltungen zur Verfügung. Die Projekte können alternativ auch im öffentlichen Raum (Innsbruck/Tirol) umgesetzt werden.

Ausschreibung 2023

»Und ich gehör dir nicht zu«
– Ingeborg Bachmann, Dunkles zu sagen –

Einreichfrist
Projekte können bis Fr 01. Juli 2022 (23:59) eingereicht werden.
Vollständige Einreichunterlagen digital in einem PDF per Mail an s.eckhart@brux.at
und in 2-facher Ausführung postalisch an VORBRENNER, Maria-Theresien-Straße 49a, 6020 Innsbruck

Kritierien
Gesucht werden Projekte, die das Experimentieren, das Entwickeln, das Forschen und das Versuchen über die Sparten- und Genregrenzen hinweg in den Vordergrund stellen. Gefragt sind Projekte, die bisher noch nicht umgesetzt wurden.
Die Formate können sowohl performativ, installativ und/oder partizipatorisch sein. Es gibt keine inhaltlichen Vorgaben. Das Zitat darf als assoziativer Impuls verstanden werden.

Eingereicht werden können

  • Projekte, deren Vorhaben aufgrund des angesuchten Budgets ökonomisch umsetzbar sind.
  • Projekte, die einen experimentellen Charakter aufweisen und an den Schnittstellen künstlerischer Genres arbeiten.
  • Projekte, die erstmalig erarbeitet und umgesetzt werden.

Stehen bestimmte Disziplinen im Vordergrund?
Gesucht sind interdisziplinäre Projekte mit einem experimentellen Ansatz, die an den Schnittstellen von Architektur, Bildender Kunst, Film, Fotografie, Literatur, Musik, Performance, Theater, Virtual/Extended Reality uvm. arbeiten.

Förderhöhe
Insgesamt stehen VORBRENNER 40.000,- Euro jährlich zur Verfügung. Es gibt keine maximalen Fördersummen für Projekte innerhalb dieses Rahmens, jedoch gilt es zu bedenken, dass VORBRENNER ein Jahresprogramm ist und mehrere Projekte in den vier Monaten realisiert werden sollen. In den letzten Jahren wurden acht bis neun Projekte jeweils ausgewählt.
Teilfinanzierung ist möglich

Auswahlverfahren
Die eingereichten Projekte werden vom VORBRENNER-Beirat in einer zweitägigen Jurysitzung Anfang September ausgewählt. Der Beirat besteht aus Personen verschiedenster Bereiche/Disziplinen. Projekte, die an den Schnittstellen künstlerischer Genres arbeiten und mit zeitgenössischen Kunstformaten experimentieren, werden bevorzugt.

Die Zu-/ Absage erfolgt bis Ende September

Inhalt der Einreichung

  • ausführliche Projektbeschreibung (Prozess, Mittel, Absichten) auf max. 5 A4-Seiten
  • zusätzliche Kurzbeschreibung des Projekts (max. 1000 Zeichen)
  • realistisch kalkulierter und detaillierter Kosten- und Finanzplan: Für die geplanten Veranstaltungen müssen die Kosten für Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (z. B. Flyer, Plakate etc.) miteinberechnet werden. Kosten, die nicht im Budget kalkuliert sind, können vom VORBRENNER nicht übernommen werden (z. b. Reisekosten, Unterkunft, Kosten für Foto-/Videodokumentation etc.), selbiges gilt z. B. für Musikrechte (AKM-Gebühr).
  • Zeitplan der Realisierung des Vorhabens innerhalb der VORBRENNER-Monate:
  • April, Juni, September und Oktober 2022 (Hinweis: Bitte gebt neben eurem Wunschmonat auch alle Zeiträume an, die für euch grundsätzlich möglich sind.)
  • Angaben zu den Projekteinreicher*innen (Biographien)
  • Kontaktangaben (E-Mailadresse und Telefonnummer)

Richtlinien und Informationen zur Einreichung

  • Die gesamte Projekteinreichung darf nicht mehr als 12 Seiten umfassen.
  • Projektbeschreibungen bitte in der dritten Person und nicht in der Ich-Form verfassen. (Beispiel: »Der/die Künstler*in beschäftigt sich in seiner/ihrer Arbeit mit…«)
  • Einreichungsunterlagen müssen in 2-facher Ausführung postalisch und in einer PDF-Datei zusammengefasst, übermittelt werden.
  • Es werden keine Projekte gefördert, die bereits umgesetzt wurden.
  • Für geplante Veranstaltungen müssen Kosten für Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (z. B. Flyer, Plakate etc.) miteinberechnet werden.
  • Generell gilt: Kosten, die nicht im Budget kalkuliert sind, können von VORBRENNER nicht übernommen werden (Reisekosten, Unterkunft, Foto-/Videodokumentation etc.)
  • Informationen zu vergangenen und laufenden Projekten: vorbrenner.orgfacebook.com/vorbrennerinstagram.com/vorbrenner

VORBRENNER 23 wird kuratiert von Peter Brandlmayr (hantologische Pataphysik), Olivia Hild (Tanz, Performance),  Anna Ladinig (Film), Lino Lanzmaier (Architektur), Sabrina Eckhart (Bildende Kunst)

 

Kontakt & Information
Sabrina Eckhart
s.eckhart@brux.at

Anschrift
BRUX / Freies Theater Innsbruck
c/o VORBRENNER
Wilhelm-Greil-Straße 23
6020 Innsbruck

Nähere Information zur Ausschreibung

Vorbrenner23-OpenCall

Open Call: 39th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival

CALL FOR ENTRIES

We now invite all filmmakers, artists, distributors, producers, gallerists, universities and institutions to submit their most current works and projects to the 39th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival. The entire film program as well as the works for the exhibition Monitoring will be selected from all submissions. All installations of the exhibition Monitoring compete for the Golden Cube. A jury nominates films from the program for the other festival awards. We do not charge an entry fee and pay – as far as possible – a screening fee for the films of the regular film program.

This year, Kassel Dokfest is being planned as a hybrid form. Film programs and talks will be presented on-site from November 15 to 20 and online on our VoD-platform until November 27.

Online films will be geo-blocked and will be available with a limited number of accesses, for a limited time, and with copy protection. Filmmakers are free to decide against an online presentation.

DEADLINE

July 1, 2022

WHAT CAN BE SUBMITTED?

We are looking for current films and installation from the years 2021 and 2022. There is no limit in terms of the running time of the submitted work.

WHERE AND HOW CAN I SUBMIT A WORK?

Works have to be submitted with a streaming link unlimited in time which is also downloadable (do not use Wetransfer or Dropbox). Stills have to be uploaded online as well.

Here you can find the detailed terms and conditions of participation and the festival award’s regulations as well as a summary as PDF.

Attention: Uploaded stills and PDFs may not be larger than 4 MB in total.

Application form

Open Call: Paris Photo – Carte Blanche Students 2022

A PLATFORM FOR EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHY

On the occasion of Paris Photo 2022, which will be held from November 10 – 13, 2022 at the Grand Palais in Paris, Carte Blanche Students will kickstart the careers of 4 students, whose projects are selected from among over 100 European photography and visual arts schools, with the exceptional opportunity to take part in the largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium.

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

► Students in master or bachelor programmes in photography or visual arts schools throughout Europe
► Applicants must be 18 years old and over

 

TWO OBJECTIVES

Paris Photo, Picto Foundation and SNCF Gares & Connexions are proud to announce the third edition of the Carte Blanche Students, a platform of the discovery and promotion of emerging talent in master and bachelor programmes in photography and visual arts schools throughout Europe.
DEADLINE EXTENSION: The call for student submissions is open until June 13, 2022.

Please read the terms and conditions before applying

 

EXHIBIT YOUR PROJECT

Present your work to qualified audiences:

  • The 4 laureates will present their selected project portfolios during Paris Photo at the Grand Palais, the world’s largest international art fair for photography.
  • The winning projects will be presented in a large format exhibition from mid-October through the end of November 2022 at Paris Gare du Nord, one of the world’s most visited train stations.

 

MEET THE MARKET

Paris Photo reunites key players in the photography market with over 64,500 visitors each year.

  • Exchange with the who’s who in the photography market: gallerists, artists, curators, publishers, collectors, journalists
  • Participate in a round-table discussion on emerging artists and the art market with experts in the field.

 

APPLY NOW

 

JURY MEMBERS

– Sylvain Bailly, Director of Cultural Affairs, SNCF Gares & Connexions

– Florence Bourgeois, Director of Paris Photo

– Jane’a Johnson, Artistic Director Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam

– Vincent Marcilhacy, Picto Foundation

– Roger Szmulewicz, founder & director of Fifty One Gallery

 

NB: This call for submissions is open to students, 18 years and older, in master or bachelor programmes in art schools and photography schools throughout Europe.

For more information, please contact: carteblanche@parisphoto.com

To know more about Paris PhotoPicto Foundation and SNCF Gares & Connexions

Call For Papers: REINVENTING MUSEOLOGY. The Role of Conceptual Art

We welcome international and interdisciplinary submissions for the conference: Reinventing museology. The role of conceptual art. This conference is integrated into the Saison Croisée France-Portugal 2022 and organized by the Fondation Maison Science de l’Homme and the Universidade Lusofona, Lisbonne (CeiED and the Department of Museology).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15th May 2022

Conference Dates: 6th -7th October 2022

Location: FMSH, Paris

Keynote Speakers:

Sara Alonso Gómez, art historian, curator and associate researcher at Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires de l’UFR Lettres, Arts, Cinéma (CERILAC) from the University of Paris.

Mario Moutinho, dean of Universidade Lusofona and Director of the Museology Department of Universidade Lusofona.

CONFERENCE ABSTRACT:

The scope of this conference is to reflect from an interdisciplinary perspective on the role that contemporary art – and especially conceptual art – had for the progressive critical reform and democratization of museology since the beginning of the 20th century. We are looking for contributions that discuss historic and recent case-studies, theories and solutions that emerged in the context of a new, social museology.

How did conceptual art contribute in time to the re-thinking of the museum as practice (social and cultural), which had important implications for promoting de-colonial thinking, allowing multiple narratives, including secondary objects and marginalised histories into the museologic narrative and expanding the identity of the heritage object with an ephemeral dimension.

This conference intends as well to go deeper into the principles of sociomuseology, which includes the immediate social reality into the museologic practice. We would like to propose a discussion around this term – launched in 2007 at Universidade Lusofona at the International MINOM meeting, while introducing the question of art into this field.

The call is open to contributions from anthropology, social sciences, education science, design, performance studies, aesthetics. We would like to follow how do these approaches reflect back into the discipline of museology, determining a shift towards a de-colonial and social museology. A publication will be issued in 2022-2023 which includes the conference proceedings, related articles by the conference participants and artistic portfolios.

FORMATS:

  • Lecture (Theoretical contributions, case-studies, documentation of artistic practices and works etc.),
  • Film/Video and Photography Submission (Material to be Projected and Presented During the Conference Days).

SUBMISSION DOCUMENTS:

1. CV (max. 3 pg.)
2. Abstract (max. 400 words)
3. optional visual material (1-2 images, jpg format)

Please submit at: reinventingmuseology@msh-paris.fr

NO PARTICIPATION FEE.

Open Call: »Berlin jetzt!« – Stadtmuseum Berlin sucht die Bilder des Jahres 2022

Das Stadtmuseum Berlin sammelt Fotografien und Geschichten aus dem Leben im Berlin des Jahres 2022.

Im März 2020 wurden im Land Berlin wie in anderen Teilen Deutschlands, im Bund und in der Welt weitreichende Maßnahmen beschlossen, um der Corona-Pandemie zu begegnen. Kitas und Bildungsstätten mussten schließen, genauso wie Clubs, Diskotheken und Kultureinrichtungen. Alle öffentlichen Veranstaltungen wurden verboten. Ausgangssperren folgten, die Berliner Straßen und Parks waren menschenleer. Eine Herausforderung auch für ein Museum.

Mit »Berlin jetzt!« ruft das Stadtmuseum Berlin seither dazu auf, mit unterschiedlichen Themenschwerpunkten die Gegenwart zu sammeln und für die Zukunft zu bewahren. Nachdem unser Augenmerk in den vergangenen beiden Jahren der Corona-Pandemie und dem Fortbewegungsmittel Fahrrad galt, sucht das Stadtmuseum Berlin nun nach den Bildern des Jahres der Berliner*innen. Wie sehen sie ihre Stadt im Jahr 2022? Wir laden ein, etwas zu fotografieren, das aus der Sicht künftiger Generationen ein Bild von diesem so ereignisreichen Jahr in Berlin vermittelt: einen Ort, einen Gegenstand, eine Situation oder eines der zurzeit so zahlreichen Zeichen der Solidarität mit der Ukraine. Was immer wichtig erscheint, ist willkommen.

So können Interessierte teilnehmen

Teilnehmer*innen schicken das Bild einfach zusammen mit dem ausgefüllten Formular (siehe Download-Kasten auf der Seite »Berlin jetzt!« per E-Mail an: berlinjetzt@stadtmuseum.de. Im Rahmen der Sammlung Online des Stadtmuseums Berlin werden die Beiträge sichtbar.

Die Aktion ist eine Einladung an alle, mit dem Stadtmuseum Berlin die Gegenwart zu dokumentieren, um gemeinsam Berliner Zeitgeschichte zu erzählen! Auch zu den früheren Themenschwerpunkten freuen wir uns weiterhin auf Einsendungen.
Alle Informationen zur Teilnahme unter: www.stadtmuseum.de/berlin-jetzt

Open Call: Kunstpavillon & Neue Galerie Innsbruck | Tyrolean Artists‘ Association

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 10. 6. 2022

The Tyrolean Artists’ Association is a forum for art in Tyrol. It is a non-profit, politically independent association of fine artists in and from Tyrol. Currently, the association has just under 360 members. The purpose of the association, which has existed since 1946 and is based in Innsbruck, is to represent and support fine artists and their cultural, economic and social interests.

The Tyrolean Artists’ Association runs the Kunstpavillon, the Neue Galerie Innsbruck, and Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen. While the main focus of the Kunstpavillon and the Neue Galerie is on exhibition activities, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen provides studios for artists living in Tyrol and hosts the Fellowship Programme for Art and Theory. In addition, for 14 years the association has been in charge of the Province of Tyrol’s campaign Art in Public Space. Through its various activities, the Tyrolean Artists’ Association promotes the instigation of qualified discourses on art and society in a local and global context. Another equally important task of the association is the representation of artists’ professional interests: the Tyrolean Artists’ Association plays a leading role throughout Austria in promoting fair pay for all those working in the arts sector (Fair Pay Agenda).

The exhibition program for the Kunstpavillon and the Neue Galerie is put together in the main by a jury of art professionals, selecting from submissions received in response to an open call. The call is sent to members of the association as well as to national and international artists and curators. The jury of professionals includes board members and the managing director/curator of Kunstpavillon and Neue Galerie Innsbruck.

Exhibition projects for the year 2023 can be submitted until 10.06.2022 via the online platform on the homepage of the Tyrolean Artists’ Association or by sending it through the post (Tiroler Künstler*innenschaft, Kunstpavillon, Rennweg 8a, 6020 Innsbruck – Austria). Artists and curators from all artistic disciplines, media and practices are eligible to participate.

Open Call: Vonovia Award für Fotografie 2022

Beste Fotoserien zum Thema ZUHAUSE gesucht

Wer überzeugt die Jury und schafft es auf die Shortlist des diesjährigen VONOVIA AWARD FÜR FOTOGRAFIE? Und wer erhält am Ende den begehrten Award? Vom 1. April bis zum 30. Juni können Fotograf*innen ihre Fotoserien zum Thema ZUHAUSE einreichen.

Der Fotowettbewerb richtet sich an Profi- und Nachwuchsfotograf*innen und zählt mit insgesamt 42 000,– Euro Preisgeld zu den höchstdotierten Fotopreisen in Deutschland. Die Teilnahme ist kostenfrei.

Eine Facette des Wettbewerbs ist das breite Spektrum der fotografischen Herangehensweisen mit innovativen, analogen und digitalen Möglichkeiten des Mediums Fotografie. Die drei Hauptpreise in der Kategorie »Beste Fotoserie« sowie der Nachwuchspreis für Talente unter 26 Jahren prämiert die hervorragendsten Fotoarbeiten für das Jahr 2022. Die Auswahl der insgesamt 33 Finalist*innen der Shortlist – inklusive der vier PreisträgerInnen – bestimmt eine hochkarätig besetzte Fachjury aus den Bereichen Fotografie, Journalismus, Wirtschaft und Lehre. Die Arbeiten der bisherigen Preisträger*innen wurden bereits in namhaften Institutionen wie dem Sprengel Museum Hannover, dem Kunstmuseum Bochum und in anderen Kunstmuseen und Galerien vorgestellt.

Facts Vonovia Award für Fotografie 2022
– Teilnahme: Eingeladen sind Profi- und Nachwuchsfotograf*innen, die mit dem Medium Fotografie arbeiten. Die Teilnahme ist kostenfrei.
– Teilnahmebedingungen unter www.award.vonovia.de
– Einreichungen: Jede Einreichung muss aus mindestens sechs und maximal zwölf Einzelmotiven bestehen, die nicht älter als drei Jahre sind und bislang noch nicht ausgezeichnet wurden.
– Auszeichnungen & Preisgelder: Beste Fotoserie: 1. Preis (15 000,– Euro), 2. Preis (12 000,– Euro), 3. Preis (10 000,– Euro) Beste Nachwuchsarbeit: (5 000,– Euro)

 

Call: Office Ukraine. Shelter for Ukrainian Artists

In response to the war against Ukraine and the hardship many artists art facing as a result of it, the Republic of Austria shows solidarity: a coordination office—the Office Ukraine. Shelter for Ukrainian Artists—is being set up for Ukrainian artists. It serves as a platform for the coordination of various initiatives by civil society as well as by institutions and acts as a liaison between the institutions in Austria and cultural workers from Ukraine.

The Office Ukraine. Shelter for Ukrainian Artists will have its central point of contact in the Museumsquartier in Vienna (tranzit.at), with liaison offices in the Austrian provinces, especially in Graz (< rotor >) and Innsbruck (Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen). It provides assistance to people from the cultural environment of Ukraine who are looking for help—both online and on-site as a mediation and coordination center. The platform connects the cultural workers from Ukraine with institutions, individuals, and initiatives in Austria who are willing to support them in crisis situations.

On the one hand, Office Ukraine. Shelter for Ukrainian Artists is aimed at all Austrian people and institutions who want to provide work, accommodation, and project opportunities for cultural workers who have fled Ukraine, while the Office offers help mediating them. On the other hand, the Austrian art and cultural landscape is encouraged to increasingly involve Ukrainian artists and cultural workers—both refugees and those who have remained in the country – through the awarding of exhibition participations, commissions for works, texts, concerts, invitations to competitions, etc.

With a special budget provided by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Art, Culture, Civil Service and Sport (BMKÖS), it is also possible for refugee Ukrainian artists to apply for work grants and project funding. These can be submitted to the BMKÖS by art organizations and artists working in Austria. These grants benefit only Ukrainian artists; they do not cover the fixed costs of the applying institutions.

All individuals, initiatives, and institutions that want to express their solidarity with Ukrainian artists and the artistic field in this situation of war are invited to join this platform.

Office Ukraine. Shelter for Ukrainian Artists is created in cooperation with civil society, BMKÖS (Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sports), tranzit.at, BMEIA (Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs), < rotor > Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, springerin, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen and other initiatives.

PROJECT TEAM:
Larissa Agel (tranzit.at), Michaela Geboltsberger (tranzit.at, IG Architektur), Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer (< rotor >), Simon Mraz (BMEIA), Georg Schöllhammer (tranzit.at), Andrei Siclodi (Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen), Karin Zimmer (BMKÖS)

CONTACTS FOR THE INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUALS WHO AGREED TO OFFER ASSISTANCE:

Wien, Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich:
office(at)artistshelp-ukraine.at

Steiermark, Kärnten, Burgenland:
office.graz(at)artistshelp-ukraine.at

Tirol, Salzburg, Vorarlberg:
office.innsbruck(at)artistshelp-ukraine.at

#StandWithUkraine

Camera Austria supports the petition shared by L’Internationale and shares their open letter against the war in Ukraine.

Please make sure to sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/art-world-art-world-oppose-russia-s-invasion-of-ukraine

To the art community,

As an international community engaged in contemporary art—museum professionals, artists, educators, curators, writers—L’Internationale urges everyone to immediately oppose the Russian army’s invasion of Ukraine. This act of cruel aggression should be resisted with all the means at our disposal. We strongly believe that the war in Ukraine is a fight for freedom, for the future of democracy, the global legal order, and respect for human rights, including the right to self-determination. We caution everyone against ignoring this threat—for our friends in Ukraine, this war rightfully brings back tragic memories of the Second World War and the Nazi invasion.

The gravity of this situation requires appropriate measures to be taken. Apart from the full package of sanctions that were and will be imposed by the EU, we call for the artistic community to immediately cease any collaborations with institutions and individuals who have direct ties with Putin’s regime and refuse to renounce their affiliation with it. This includes international projects, exhibitions, donations, and art sales. Russian participation in cultural gatherings such as biennales should be suspended and all the events organized by regime-related art foundations, institutions, galleries, and individuals boycotted. At the same time, we call for the international artistic community to support our comrades in both Ukraine and Russia who fight and protest against this act of aggression – by providing funds, resources, safe spaces, and visibility to their struggle.

We ask you to sign the petition to show your agreement with this letter and solidarity with Ukraine’s struggle for freedom. Please let us know in the comments if you or your organizations are willing to support displaced Ukrainian artists or art workers, and in what ways you could do so.

With full conviction, we shout: never again war, never again imperialism!

L’Internationale Confederation

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
MSN, Warsaw
MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
M HKA, Antwerp
Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
HDK-Valand Academy of Arts and Design, Gothenburg
National College of Art and Design, Dublin

Open Call: GRAZ RESIDENCY for INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

An initiative by Camera Austria and Kulturvermittlung Steiermark
Place of residency: GRAZ, AUSTRIA

We are delighted to announce an exciting scholarship that Camera Austria and Kulturvermittlung Steiermark are collaboratively offering in the fall of 2022.

The scholarship is intended as an opportunity for photographers to do concentrated work and research in the city of Graz. It would thus be highly appreciated if the selected artist would reside in the city between mid-September and mid-October 2022 and shows an interest in connecting with the vibrant local art scene. During the residency period, the international festival steirischer herbst will also be running in Graz and offers an opportunity to engage with its heterogeneous program.

During their stay, the selected artist will have time to work on an already ongoing project or to develop a new one and/or to conduct research. Further, the fellow is invited to use the extensive study library of Camera Austria during the institution’s opening hours.

The residency comprises a fully equipped apartment in the city center of Graz and a scholarship of € 1000.– for the period of their stay. Furthermore, travel expenses from their regular place of residency to Graz and back after the residency will be reimbursed.

The residency will conclude with a presentation where the selected artist will speak about their work in the exhibition and library space of Camera Austria.

Application procedure
Please send your application to magazine@camera-austria.at, including the following documents:

+ A statement of purpose (informal)
+ An artist portfolio in PDF format (max. 15 MB) which contains information about the applicant’s work, selected work samples, and a CV

The residency is open to all international artists who were born after January 1, 1982, and who work with lens-based arts. The application process is running from February 28 to April 15, 2022.

Schedule
Application deadline: April 15, 2022
The selected artist will be notified by May 31, 2022

Residency: September 16 – October 14, 2022

What You Get
+ a fully equipped apartment in the city center of Graz
+ € 1,000.– for the residency period of 4 weeks
+ the reimbursement of your travel expenses
+ a presentation at Camera Austria

Kulturvermittlung Steiermark
ART = People = Creativity = Freedom (Joseph Beuys)

Getting people (regardless of age, origin, or gender) excited about culture and involving them in the creation, viewing, and discussion of art has always been the mission of Kulturvermittlung Steiermark. Through public funding, it promotes exchange among artists from the fields of photography, visual arts, and literature. The guiding principles are to offer basis-oriented cultural work, to support the young generation, and to honor human rights. Thanks to a closely knit network, the creative work of the protagonists in Styria’s cultural scene is positioned on a regional, national, and international scale. Kulturvermittlung Steiermark thus documents, collaborates, organizes, produces, and supports.
www.kulturvermittlung.org

Camera Austria – Labor für Fotografie und Theorie
Since 1980, the magazine Camera Austria International has been providing its readers with insights into important discourses on the role of photography as a medium and practice of contemporary art—presenting outstanding artists who have made extraordinary contributions to the continual development of the medium. The exhibition program, which places a focus on solo exhibitions, usually presents long-term projects developed specifically for Camera Austria. The respective artistic positions shed light on important image-political issues and cover a broad, multilayered spectrum of research on the photographic image: specters of archives, questions related to knowledge production, the construction of identities, artistic research, feminist critique, the reconstruction of history, and the erosion of social utopias.

Open Call: GRAZ RESIDENCY for INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

GRAZ RESIDENCY for INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

An initiative by Camera Austria and Kulturvermittlung Steiermark
Place of residency: GRAZ, AUSTRIA

We are delighted to announce an exciting scholarship that Camera Austria and Kulturvermittlung Steiermark are collaboratively offering in the fall of 2022.

The scholarship is intended as an opportunity for photographers to do concentrated work and research in the city of Graz. It would thus be highly appreciated if the selected artist would reside in the city between mid-September and mid-October 2022 and shows an interest in connecting with the vibrant local art scene. During the residency period, the international festival steirischer herbst will also be running in Graz and offers an opportunity to engage with its heterogeneous program.

During their stay, the selected artist will have time to work on an already ongoing project or to develop a new one and/or to conduct research. Further, the fellow is invited to use the extensive study library of Camera Austria during the institution’s opening hours.

The residency comprises a fully equipped apartment in the city center of Graz and a scholarship of € 1000.– for the period of their stay. Furthermore, travel expenses from their regular place of residency to Graz and back after the residency will be reimbursed.

The residency will conclude with a presentation where the selected artist will speak about their work in the exhibition and library space of Camera Austria.

Application procedure
Please send your application to magazine@camera-austria.at, including the following documents:

+ A statement of purpose (informal)
+ An artist portfolio in PDF format (max. 15 MB) which contains information about the applicant’s work, selected work samples, and a CV

The residency is open to all international artists who were born after January 1, 1982, and who work with lens-based arts. The application process is running from February 28 to April 15, 2022.

Schedule
Application deadline: April 15, 2022
The selected artist will be notified by May 31, 2022

Residency: September 16 – October 14, 2022

What You Get
+ a fully equipped apartment in the city center of Graz
+ € 1,000.– for the residency period of 4 weeks
+ the reimbursement of your travel expenses
+ a presentation at Camera Austria

Kulturvermittlung Steiermark
ART = People = Creativity = Freedom (Joseph Beuys)

Getting people (regardless of age, origin, or gender) excited about culture and involving them in the creation, viewing, and discussion of art has always been the mission of Kulturvermittlung Steiermark. Through public funding, it promotes exchange among artists from the fields of photography, visual arts, and literature. The guiding principles are to offer basis-oriented cultural work, to support the young generation, and to honor human rights. Thanks to a closely knit network, the creative work of the protagonists in Styria’s cultural scene is positioned on a regional, national, and international scale. Kulturvermittlung Steiermark thus documents, collaborates, organizes, produces, and supports.
www.kulturvermittlung.org

Camera Austria – Labor für Fotografie und Theorie
Since 1980, the magazine Camera Austria International has been providing its readers with insights into important discourses on the role of photography as a medium and practice of contemporary art—presenting outstanding artists who have made extraordinary contributions to the continual development of the medium. The exhibition program, which places a focus on solo exhibitions, usually presents long-term projects developed specifically for Camera Austria. The respective artistic positions shed light on important image-political issues and cover a broad, multilayered spectrum of research on the photographic image: specters of archives, questions related to knowledge production, the construction of identities, artistic research, feminist critique, the reconstruction of history, and the erosion of social utopias.

Open Call: The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers

About

The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers is designed to encourage and support students whose photographic work renews the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s humanistic and compassionate photography. Special consideration will be given to work that promotes social change, that embraces new technologies and image distribution, and that seeks to integrate the tradition of photography and social change with contemporary practice. The Judges will be looking for a photographer and project that seem most likely to use exemplary and compelling photojournalism and documentary photography (possibly supplemented by or incorporating multi-media) to address an issue of import and impact related to the human condition: social change, humanitarian concern, armed conflict, or other topics of interpersonal, psychological, cultural, social, environmental, scientific, medical and/or political significance, ideally expressing an underlying acknowledgement of our common humanity.

Applicants should submit ongoing work from a project that would likely benefit from (and likely be concluded if) the photographer were to receive the grant. Applicants may also submit limited supplementary past work on a related subject as a way of demonstrating the photographer’s ability to execute the proposed project. For 2022, the amount of the grant will be $5,000.

Requirements

A biography up to 1500 characters (spaces included). A CV, up to 2000 characters (spaces included), is optional, and can instead be submitted as a PDF of unlimited length.

The project description is a concise synopsis or summary of the project. This outline should be brief but comprehensive. Ideally, the project will be journalistically realizable, visually translatable, and humanistically driven. The description should not exceed 2000 characters (spaces included).

The project proposal should go into greater detail, describing the practical aspects of the applicant’s plan. It should explain how the applicant will use the Smith Student Grant funds to complete the project. The proposal should not exceed 3000 characters (spaces included).

Student ID: A JPG of a current Student ID must be submitted, as the 40th image uploaded.

IMAGES: Applicants can submit up to 40 images total (including their Student ID). These should consist of representative images from the project being proposed to the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers. The applicant can also include in their submission past work clearly marked as such, that represents the candidate’s vision and their ability to execute the project being proposed to the fund.

Juror Information

The Fund’s Board of Trustees impanels a three member international jury. The jury meets twice. At the first session the Jury reviews the required materials: applications, proposals, and photographs. They select five finalists on the basis of the substantive and intellectual merits of their projects. Finalists will be given the opportunity over a short period of time to refine their proposals and to answer specific questions from the Jury about their project. At the second session the jury will review all new material and choose the Smith Student Grant recipient.

What the Recipient Receives

For 2022, the amount of the W. Eugene Smith Student Grant is $5,000.The grant provides one student photographer with the financial freedom to complete a photographic essay.

In the event the applicant is the recipient of the Smith Student Grant, applicant hereby agrees to donate to the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, as an unrestricted gift, one (1) digital image and one (1) print of work completed as part of the project proposed herein. Applicant agrees to deliver said image to the Fund one year after receiving the Grant. The Smith Fund will disperse $4,500 upon award of the Grant and the balance upon submission of the final print.

The image shall become part of the W. Eugene Smith Legacy Collection at the International Center of Photography in New York. Applicant also agrees that as part of the unrestricted gift, the Smith Fund may exhibit the image and may use it to promote the activities of the Fund.

Entrance Fee

$10 USD.

Application Fee Waiver: Through a partnership with the African Photojournalism Database, African Women in Photography, the Authority Collective, Black Women Photographers, Diversify Photo, the Everyday Projects, Foto Féminas, Indigenous Photograph, the Magnum Foundation, and Women Photograph, the Smith Fund will be making a select number of application fee waivers available to photographers seeking to apply to the Eugene Smith Grant, the Howard Chapnick Grant, and the Eugene Smith Student Grant. Photographers who cannot afford the submission fee should request a fee waiver from one of the following organizations before March 25, 2022. Please note: You must fit the demographic makeup of the individual organizations from whom you are requesting the waiver

Submission deadline – 31 May 2022

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