Black Artists Grant by Creative Debuts

Deadline: 31st October 2021

The Black Artists Grant is £1,500 given out monthly to black artists in the UK, with each artist selected receiving £500 each. The BAG is no-strings attached financial support to help the selected artists in whatever they want – be that make new work, buy equipment or materials, travel, research, visit exhibitions or conferences, or Read More

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Documentary Family Awards

Deadline: 19th May 2021

Founded in 2017, the Documentary Family Awards (DFA) provides a platform that celebrates the very best documentary family photography from around the world, while also supporting photographers through open online educational events. With one of the most transparent judging processes in the industry, the DFA streams online its entire final round of judging for anyone Read More

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Art for Black Lives Residency

Deadline: 18th May 2021

Mission —

To create an environment conducive to creativity, productivity and community for emerging Black Trans visual artists via one-month funded residencies in Palm Springs, California. To help foster an ethos of accessibility and support for Black Trans folks in Palm Springs, a place with a rich LGBTQ+ history and culture.

The Specifics —

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Emergentes 2021

Deadline: 30th May 2021

The BFOTO Festival organizes in its XNUMXth edition the EMERGENTES exhibition program to support artists and disseminate their projects. Within the set of activities of this festival, the program provides a vision of the current photographic panorama through the exhibition of the work of the selected authors.


Any interested artist, in their own name or that Read More

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Kranj Foto Fest 2021 OPEN CALL

Deadline: 20th May 2021

The Kranj Foto Fest invites photographers from all over the world to submit their original and impactful series and photo stories on the theme of ISOLATION | FREEDOM to be presented in Kranj from August 25th to September 30th 2021, in solo and group exhibitions.

Submit your work and get the chance to exhibit it at Read More

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Carte Blanche Students 2021

Deadline: 4th June 2021

Courtesy Rosie Dale, laureate of the 2020 edition

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.

On the occasion of Paris Photo 2021, which will be held from Read More

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Luma Recontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2021

Deadline: 12th May 2021

Since 2015, the Rencontres d’Arles has offered an award supporting the publication of a dummy book. This prize, with a production budget of € 25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book. Special attention is paid to experimental and innovative forms of publishing. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE Read More

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Daylight Photo Award

Deadline: 15th May 2021

One top prize winner will receive a $1000 cash prize and the creation of a digital feature. Juror picks will be promoted via internal and external marketing campaigns and have the opportunity to collaborate with Daylight on the creation of a monograph of their work.

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Rencontres de Bamako/African Biennale of Photography: OPEN CALL

Deadline: 31st May 2021

Open call for the 13th Rencontres de Bamako/African Biennale of Photography

The central theme of this year’s Bamako Encounters zeroes in on questions of multiplicity, processuality, transition, becoming, heritage, and difference. In arguing that present discussions of singularity tend to ossify notions of identity, culture, and politics, the curatorial team launches a powerful affirmation of that Read More

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Bringing down the ‘Archive Fever’: Call for papers

Deadline: 1st June 2021

Archive in the Emigration Museum, Split. On the back: “Arhiv u Splitu [Archive in Split] From the undated album (late 1930s), Croatian State Archives, Zagreb Fond No. HR-HDA-1610-41-13-480

Bringing down the Archive Fever – opening and collaborating on photography archives and collections

Call for papers

October 21 – 22, 2021, Zagreb

Deadline: June 1, 2021

ORGANISED BY: Institute of Art History, Zagreb; Magnum Photos Endowment Fund, Paris; Spéos International Photographic Institute, Paris; Deusto University, Bilbao; Office for Photography, Zagreb.

Photography archives are more than just collecting, writing about, and curating. Read More

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Women Photograph Project Grants

Deadline: 15th May 2021

L-R: Lisette Poole, Flore-Aël Surun, Alicia Vera, Rachel Woolf, Susana Raab

These $5,000 grants will support photography projects — either new or in-progress — from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity.

Five grants are available, at least one of which will be earmarked for a nonbinary or transgender photographer.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than singles, as part of the grant application. The images Read More

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Self Publish Riga 2021 – submit your photobook dummy!

Deadline: 17th May 2021

Despite the current circumstances, ISSP are determined to organise the fifth SELF PUBLISH RIGA edition this year, as part of Riga Photomonth 2021, whatever form the event might take, and they are waiting for your book dummies till May 17th 2021. They still expect the physical dummy as they hope to be allowed to open Read More

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Open Student Call 2021: The Makeable Mind

Deadline: 17th May 2021

Open Student Call 2020

The Noorderlicht International Photo Festival is putting out an Open Student Call for the second time. The 2020 edition was a great success – 144 students from 37 countries exhibited on the grounds behind Museum Belvédère in Heerenveen. The theme of the 28th edition of the festival in the summer of 2021 is ‘The Makeable Read More

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The Snider Prize 2021

Deadline: 15th May 2021

Widline Cadet, San Tit (Untitled), 2018 2020 Snider Prize Winner

The MoCP is the world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography. As an international hub, they generate ideas and provoke dialogue among students, artists and diverse communities through groundbreaking exhibitions and programming. Their mission is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the artistic, cultural and political roles of photography in our world today. Founded Read More

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Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2021

Deadline: 24th May 2021

© Solmaz Daryani – runner up FotoAward 2020 For her photo essay: Afghanistan: Between climate and conflict about empowering girls & women to fight climate change.

The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award of £2,000, facilitated by FotoDocument and generously supported by Nikon UK, is granted annually to a professional woman photographer towards the completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay, which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global that has a focus on positive Read More

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Deadline: 17th May 2021

Image: Francesco Faraci / Photo Is:Rael

Open Call for Participation in the 9th International Photography Festival

PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to submit proposals for participation in the central exhibition at the 9th International Photography Festival, taking place in Tel Aviv in November 2021.
A jury of leading experts spanning a wide range of artistic genres will review the open call submissions and Read More

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The Pupil Sphere Graduate Showcase 2021

Deadline: 31st May 2021

The Pupil Sphere annual Graduate Showcase is now open for 2021 submissions. From the 1st of April to midnight on 31st May, this years graduates from UK and international BA and MA photography courses are eligible to submit their final year projects for free.

Each year the Graduate Showcase highlights some of the best work produced Read More

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Picturing England’s High Streets

Deadline: 26th May 2021

Opportunity for Socially Engaged Photographers

Photoworks are excited to launch the first four Open Calls for Picturing England’s High Streets, a major commission with Historic England that will see artists undertaking residencies at high street locations across England. The Open Calls for the photographer-in-residence programmes are linked to specific High Streets Heritage Action Zones, working with Read More

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The Ian Parry Scholarship

Deadline: 9th July 2021

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years of age. Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor, and Ian’s friends and family created the Ian Parry Scholarship in order to build something positive from such a tragic death. Each year Read More

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OBJECTIFS: Open Call 2021 for women in film & photography

Deadline: 21st May 2021

Women photographers, filmmakers and visual artists who use film or photography, are invited to submit work for Objectifs’ 6th Women in Film & Photography Showcase. Selected work will be part of the print exhibition, slideshow/video installation, artist talks or screenings at Objectifs (Singapore) from Nov to Dec 2021.

The Women in Film & Photography Showcase at Read More

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Female in Focus

Deadline: 10th June 2021

Back for its third edition, Female in Focus champions the work of world-class women and non-binary photographers across the world. Awareness around gender inequality in the industry may be growing. But the numbers aren’t changing fast enough. Globally, 70-80% of photography students are women — yet they account for only 13-15% of professional photographers.

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The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards

Deadline: 12th May 2021

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards is a major commissioning opportunity supporting early-career artists working with photography to make new work and significantly develop their practice. They particularly seek to encourage artists exploring new approaches to photography.

Now in their fourth edition, the Awards are for UK-based artists who are between one and ten years into their practice to realise Read More

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Noorderlicht Photo Festival 2021: Two Open Calls

Deadline: 17th May 2021

LAWKI – film still, 2020 | Artists: ARK (Louis Braddock Clarke, Roosje Klap & Zuzanna Zgierska)

The Makeable Mind

“I’m not crazy, my reality is just different than yours.”
(Cheshire Cat internet meme)

 The Noorderlicht International Photo Festival 2021 will take place from 7 August till 3 October 2021 at various locations in the Dutch provinces of Groningen and Friesland. Departing from photography, the festival focuses on the entire spectrum of the image, both Read More

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Format Online Portfolio Reviews

The FORMAT Portfolio Review is returning during FORMAT21. It will take place on Friday 19th March and Saturday 20th March. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, FORMAT will host the event online. Bookings will open in February.

The Portfolio Review is aimed at committed photographers with a developed and serious approach to their work. Recent graduates Read More

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Women X 2021 Film Festival submissions open

Deadline: 15th June 2021

Women X 2021 submissions open on December 1st 2020 via FilmFreeway and the final deadline is June 15th 2021. This year they will have a variety of different submission deadlines at different prices, so there’s something to accommodate everyone. As a FilmFreeway Gold festival, they can offer a 20% discount on submission fees to other Read More

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AiR351 Artist Residency

AiR 351 welcomes spontaneous application submissions throughout the year.
Besides providing private studios, offices and shared spaces to work and gather, AiR 351´s professional development program comprises:
— regular studio visits and meetings arranged according to each resident´s practice or research topic;
— engaging with the local art scene, especially with artists, curators, gallerists and collectors, through diverse Read More

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OVER Journal: Call for articles, works and papers

OVER Journal is a new periodical publication and online platform that proposes to its readers a deep, honest, critical and edifying experience of Photography and  Visual Culture.

OVER Journal is interested in challenging and preventing the repetition of obsolete and flawed structures, as much as highlighting the work of those who are expanding what we still Read More

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Call for entries: Postcards from Europe

Deadline: 25th June 2021

Postcards from Europe is a call for response and collaboration, triggered by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and reflecting on Postcards from Great Britain, Shutterhubs most ambitious project to date, which started because they wanted to reach out and connect, and has since become much more.

Postcards from Europe will be exhibited from November – Read More

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Photo Meet & Northern Narratives: Free Open Call

A FREE call for submissions for photographers from around the world with a project they would like to promote on Photo Meet & Northern Narratives online channels; Website, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Photo Meet and Northern Narratives are conscious that in these unprecedented times of total lock down artists and image makers have lost many Read More

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An Artist Residency in Motherhood (no deadline)

A self-directed, open-source artist residency to empower and inspire artists who are also mothers.

You don’t have to apply. It doesn’t cost anything, it’s fully customisable, and you can be in residence for as long as you choose. You don’t even have to travel, the residency takes place entirely inside your own home and everyday life. An Artist Residency in Motherhood is Read More

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