Monday, September 30, 2013

‘The End is the Beginning’ - Open Call for Artists

We are now looking for artists interested in exhibiting in ‘The End is the Beginning’, a forthcoming show at Unit H Gallery, The Market Studios, Dublin.

The show will be curated by Louise Marlborough as part of the Market Studio’s Curatorial Residency Programme.

‘The End is the Beginning’ asks artists to examine a moment of personal significance from the last 12 months.  

Work will have been created in 2013 and will see artists reflect on their recent past - searching for a milestone, emotional turning point, or decisive life event - and then allowing that moment to achieve expression through the piece.

If selected, accompanying each artwork will be a written statement, giving voice to the artist’s feelings on why the event was important and how it may have shaped their view of the next 12 months. 

We welcome a diverse range of art forms - drawing, collage, sound and paintings - and encourage submissions from outside Ireland, though artists may need to cover the cost of delivering work. 

Alternatively artwork in the form of digital files for screen display, or DVD for projection may work well in terms of low cost or no cost transportation.

‘The End is the Beginning’ will take place at Unit H Gallery at the Market Studios in early December 2013.

Deadline:  Friday 4th October 2013, by 6pm

Please send images of work (jpegs preferably) or web link, plus CV and artist statement including how the work connects to the theme of the show to Louise on  
Please Do Not Contact the Market Studios, you can email Louise with any queries

Friday, September 27, 2013

Job(s)- Art Institute of Chicago (IL): Full-Time Faculty in Photography

Deadline: December 16th, 2013
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks exceptional artists for one or more full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Photography, beginning August 2014. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions, and are commensurate with the candidate’s quality of scholarship or practice, teaching experience, and current professional standing.
Position start date: August 1st, 2014
For full details, qualifications, responsibilities and more detailed information:
To apply online:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE), call for applicants: Artist in Residence, with stipend

Deadline: September 30th, 2013
Residency time period: July 2014 – December 2014
The Residency Program at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts was started by artists for artists and is a program that truly trusts artists and seeks to support the creative process. The Residency Program provides support in the form of time, space and monthly stipends to 36 artists per year. Three month residencies allow artists time to reflect, research and take risks. Our famously large live/work studios and installation spaces allow artists to do the work they cannot do elsewhere. Access to on-site facilities and a monthly stipend allow each artist to concentrate fully on their creative process.
The Bemis Center provides Artists-in-Residence with the gift of time, space and support:
-TIME 3 months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time.
-SPACE The Bemis Center is housed in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet in downtown Omaha, NE. Each artist is provided with a generously sized live/work studio with a private bathroom and kitchen, 24 hour access to facilities including a wood shop, approximately 9,000 square feet of installation spaces, dark room and a large sculpture fabrication facility. The 10,000 square foot Okada Sculpture Facility features 12 foot garage doors, a kiln room with a 31″W x 42″L x 27″D Bailey electric kiln, a clay mixing room, spray booth, welding facilities and 6,000 square feet of open space.
-SUPPORT $750 monthly stipend.
Online application only. Application fee. Foreign applicants must be able to speak and understand English.
Link to more information and application:
Check out the images of their fabulous facilities:
About: Founded in 1981 by artists Jun Kaneko, Tony Hepburn, Lorne Falke and Ree Schonlau, the spirit and programs of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts are based on the conviction that exceptional talent deserves to be supported. Our practical commitment to this belief is achieved by providing well-equipped studio spaces, living accommodations and a monthly stipend to artists who are awarded residencies. These artists come from around the world to work within a supportive community of like-minded people. The atmosphere and environment offer an ideal situation for creative growth and experimentation and encourage artists to confront new challenges. They are located in Omaha, Nebraska.

OPENPhoto II: Victories and Violations African Photo Contest

The second annual OPENPhoto competition aims to encourage analytical and critical thinking about society in Africa – and support the development of photojournalism across the continent. We are looking for strong, interpretive documentary work that has a voice.

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is running its second pan-African photographic competition. After the success of the inaugural competition in 2012, OPENPhoto II will focus on:

Victories and Violations: The Struggle for Minority Rights in Africa

Who can Enter?

OpenPhoto II will recognise photographers based in Africa whose work highlights the struggles and successes of minority communities and individuals across the continent. You have to live more than six months of the year on the continent.
The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers, 18 years or older.
The winner and two runners-up, judged by an international jury, will be selected after the competition closes on November 30, 2013. Submissions are accepted from now until the deadline of midnight (CAT) November 30, 2013
Winners will be announced on December 16, 2013.

Image Ethics

  • Only enter photographs that are un-manipulated, either in the field when shooting or in post-production.
  • Besides portraits, the jury retains the right to query and possibly disqualify images where the photographer has interfered unfairly with reality.
  • This is not a Photoshop competition, it is a photography competition.
  • Do not alter your images in a way that enhance or change reality.  Do not remove something that bothers you (unless by cropping), and do not add or clone any objects to your image. If we suspect an image has been unfairly altered, we retain the right to ask for the original RAW file or film negative, or disqualify it. Dodging and burning is acceptable.
  • Please keep to standard colour adjustment techniques, without overdoing anything. Do not submit HDR images.
  • Converting digital files to black and white is accepted, but not preferred to scans from original negatives in black and white.
  • Panoramas made from stitching images together are accepted, but please add in your captions or notes that they are panoramas.

Submission Requirements 

Please provide the following:
  1. A picture story of between 10 and 15 images, with titles and complete captions.
    • Each image should be saved as a .jpg 
    • in RGB mode, 
    • 300 dpi and 1024 pixels on the longest side.
    • Each image must be readily available in high resolution should it be selected as a winner.
    • Please name each image as follows: LastnameFirstname_TitleSequence, eg. OkweKanaga_Housing01
    • Only images that subscribe to our stated ethics above may be entered.
  2. A statement of up to 500 words about your entry.
  3. Entries that are not properly submitted, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be rejected.
  4. Once registered you must submit your work online. Mail-in submissions should abide by the same specifications on a disc or flash drive, compatible with Mac or PC. OSISA is not responsible for lost or damaged entries, and discs and drives will not be returned.
  5. There is no time limitation during which the work must have been produced.
  6. There is no entry fee.
By entering this competition, you agree that your photographs may be used to publicise the competition in ways deemed fit by the organizers and the Open Society Foundations (OSF).
The images may be used for an exhibition, on OSF websites, and in internal and external publications.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme (AU), Call for Applicants: 2014 Artist in Residence with stipend

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme (AU), Call for Applicants: 2014 Artist in Residence with stipend
Deadline: October 31st, 2013
Applications for the 2014 Bundanon Trust UNESCO – Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme are open now. Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence Program offers an inspirational setting in rural New South Wales, Australia for the development of new work and research.
The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme promotes the mobility of young artists in order to enrich their personal perspectives, to develop their creative project, enabling them to engage in a cultural diversity dialogue.
The Program offers residencies to young artists (between 25 and 35 years old) worldwide. UNESCO-Aschberg advocates and promotes creativity, highlights cultural exchanges and the need for artists to enrich their experience through contact with other cultures.
These residencies are catalysts for the development of artistic expression in all cultures of the world.
To be eligible to apply for the bursary you must be:
  • An individual Visual Artist
  • Between the ages of 25-35 years old
  • From any country except Australia
  • Available to take up  the residency 2014 and stay for a period of 4 weeks between 1 October – 30 November 2014.
  • Note: Artists that have already participated in the Programme in the past are not eligible. The UNESCO-Aschberg bursary is granted only once to an artist.
The Bursary supplies:
An apartment and studio at the Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence Complex
A stipend of AUD $350 per week
A roundtrip airfare is provided in economy class corresponding to the residency dates. [UNESCO manages the travel arrangements.]
The succesful applicant will be responsible for their own Visa and Travel Insurance


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

OPEN CALL: The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

OPEN CALL: The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is now accepting applications for the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program for the 2014-2015 academic year. The program provides one-year fellowships for projects in a variety of disciplines in an open intellectual atmosphere.

Stipends are funded up to $70,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from early September 2014 through May 31, 2015.

Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal and are expected to reside in the Boston area.

Monday, September 23, 2013

14th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology Call for Art and Papers

Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology

Libby Friedman
Phone: 00-1-860-439-2001
Fax: 00-1-860-439-5311

Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue - BOX 5365
New London, Connecticut 06320


Sept 27, 2013
Commission Deadline

Oct 15, 2013
General Submission Deadline

Feb 27, 28, Mar 1, 2014
14th Biennial Symposium
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February 27, 28 and March 1, 2014

Call for Commissioned Works, Curatorial Proposals, Papers, Music Compositions, Art Works, Performance Works, Video and Film
THEME: Presence, Immersion and Location

The Ammerman Center seeks submissions in the general areas of creative and performative use of new technologies; compositional and artistic processes; innovative uses of common technologies in the arts; new media art; interactivity; new media and critical discourse; interactive design; technology in arts education, as well as all interdisciplinary topics in arts and technology including but not restricted to combinations of: art, music, video, film, theater, dance, immersive and interactive systems, algorithms, computational methods, and hybrid technologies. For all of the arts categories, we encourage works, through their form and content, demonstrate critical engagement with the methods and impact of current developments in science, technology and techno-culture.

Highlights of the symposium will include keynote address by Golan Levin (Director, Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University) and featured performance, 'The Language of the Future', by Laurie Anderson, multimedia performance artist.

Symposium will include commissioned works, papers, panels, keynote, installations, multimedia performances, a curated gallery and screenings.

Participating theoreticians, artists and researchers are encouraged to relate their work to the theme or to a wider context and engage in critical debate.

For complete symposium description, commission guidelines, submission information, and deadlines, please go to:

Visa Information for Immigrant Artists Workshop

Are you an artist from another country? Ever wonder if you qualify for US Immigration's so-called "Artist visa"? Are those visas only for visual or performing artists? Can you get a Green Card as an artist? We will answer these and other questions at next month's edition of BYOB in Brief: Visa Information for Immigrant Artists as part of QCA's Build Your Own Business (BYOB) Workshop Series. Join immigration attorney George S. Akst of Akst & Akst Immigration Law Firm, with over 35 years of experience in immigration law, to answer all of your immigration questions, including recent changes to immigration laws in NYC.
Wednesday, October 9 from 6-8pm

QUEENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS37-11 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11101
(Entrance on 37th Street) 
M/R Train to Steinway St or N/Q to 36th Ave

FREE admission! RSVP required

Friday, September 20, 2013

Visegrad Artist Residency Program - Performing Arts

•Application Deadline


The pro­gram aim at sup­port­ing inno­va­tion, exper­i­ment and cre­ativ­ity in the per­form­ing arts—new drama, con­tem­po­rary dance, new cir­cus, phys­i­cal the­atre, visual the­ater, alter­na­tive the­ater, per­for­mance art. The pro­gram is not suit­able for stone the­aters, already devel­oped per­for­mances, or the­ater fes­ti­vals. The pro­gram sup­ports exchanges and con­tributes toward more inten­sive col­lab­o­ra­tion among free­lance artists and per­form­ing arts insti­tu­tions in V4 countries.

The finan­cial sup­port is given to both the artists and the host insti­tu­tions in the fol­low­ing format:
€4,000 for indi­vid­ual res­i­dency (1–2 artists): €1,500 for the host institution/€2,500 for the artist(s);
€8,000 for group res­i­dency (3 artists and more): €2,500 for the host institution/€5,500 for the artis­tic group.

Applicants must be citizens of V4 to be considered

Application in details:

Visegrad Fund


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gallery Route One (CA), Call for for San Francisco Bay Area Applicants: Fellowship for Young Artists (Ages 21 – 35)

Deadline to apply:  October 1st, 2013
Gallery Route One (GRO) invites artists ages 21 to 31 to apply for an 18-month fellowship. Open to artists living in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, working in all fine art media; no crafts.
This is an opportunity to become involved in the life of a working gallery and to exhibit new work in two solo exhibitions and one or more group exhibitions at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station, Marin County, California.
The artist will have a solo exhibition in the small Annex Gallery within the first nine months of receiving the fellowship, and a solo exhibition in the large Center Gallery at the end of the eighteen-month Fellowship period. During the Fellowship period Fellows will be offered space in artist member group shows, GRO’s annual Box Show, the small works gallery, and any external exhibitions offered to gallery artists. Fellows will also be represented on our website. There is no fee for the Fellowship or Fellows’ exhibitions, but Fellows are required to serve as gallery attendants, once per month or less, and must cover their portion of the costs for printing and mailing the gallery announcement for their solo exhibition in the Center Gallery. Fellows are expected to host the reception for their solo exhibition. Fellows will receive a $500 stipend to defray Fellowship-related expenses.
Find more information, apply online or download an application form.
Website link:
About: GRO (Gallery Route One) is a nonprofit, community based, artist-run organization that provides professional exhibition space for visual artists in a rural setting. The gallery serves its local and regional communities by presenting varied exhibitions of contemporary art, and offers educational programs and related events such as lectures, performances and workshops. The organization adheres to a policy of equal access to artists from multi-ethnic backgrounds and is committed to assisting artists from diverse backgrounds in presenting their work to the public.
GRO, 11101 Highway One, Ste 101, Point Reyes Station, California

Call for Work From Berlin Based Musicians

As part of Berlin Current, two artistic commissions will be awarded to young Berlin-based musicians. With this call, Berlin Current encourages new ideas and productions that contribute to the exchange of knowledge within the Berlin music community. Selected projects will have a budget of 2500 EUR and will be presented at CTM.14 Festival (January 24 – February 2, 2014). Artists will be mentored during the production phase by Berlin musician and producer, Stefan Betke (Pole).

In name, Berlin Current ("Current" = currently; contemporarily; a continuous flow; trend) emphasizes the continuous renewal of Berlin music culture. Radical new music futures are not just "new", but evolve through critical engagement with the past and what already exists. Awareness for this precedent for innovation counteracts the negative horizon of a hasty and short-lived success. Berlin Current’s call for works is therefore closely aligned with the CTM Festival 2014 theme.
The 15th edition of CTM Festival is dedicated to idiosyncratic musical pioneers and the influence of their ideas in contemporary pop and experimental music. The theme Dis  Continuity reflects the productive tensions between disruption and continuity, which fuel the dynamism of musical evolution. By encouraging dialogue between pioneers and emerging artists, CTM.14 illuminates the often-unacknowledged connections between past experiments and contemporary music practice. The last century of musical history thereby reveals itself as the articulation of increasingly open conceptions of music that bring previously discrete schools, methods, techniques, and technologies into conversation.
Submissions to the open call may, for example, engage with major personal influences in artists’ own work, or with key figures in Berlin (pop) music history. Since many of the current protagonists of Berlin music culture have only recently come to Berlin, it is also possible to deal with important developments in pop music originating outside the city. The call encourages artists to reflect on their own musical practice while simultaneously breaking new creative ground.


The open call is directed toward aspiring young music creators in Berlin. Applicants should ideally have begun pursuing a professional practice (i.e. have already released music and perform regularly), but still be in the early stages of their career. Submissions may take, but are not limited to, the form of a concert, audiovisual performance, or installation, but must be new projects or projects in development that have not yet been realized. A thorough project description enables the careful consideration of the jury. Submissions must be written in English (or alternatively in German if an English summary is contained) and contain the following materials:
  • A CV (PDF)
  • A project description and explanation with reference to the subject of the call (PDF)
  • If possible, sketches, images, audio material (please provide online)
  • A brief outline of the technical requirements essential to the realization of the project

Please submit using only the submission form below. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.
Schedule and Deadline
  • September 30, 2013: Deadline for submission
  • October 10, 2013: Announcement of jury decision
  • October 2013 - January 2014: Production Phase
  • Between January 24 to February 2, 2014: Performance at CTM.14 Festival
The five-member jury will be comprise representatives from participating partner organizations, mentor Stefan Betke, and an independent artist. Members will be disclosed with the announcement of the results.
The selected works will be equipped with a production budget / fee of 2500 EUR. In addition, implementation costs for the CTM Festival performance will be covered. Partner organizations will provide advice and assistance to artists during the production phase

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Film & Digital Media: Animation, Assistant Professor UCSC



Recruitment Period

Open Jul 29, 2013 through Jun 30, 2015
Next review date: October 1st, 2013
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee
Note: If an Initial Review Date is given, you must complete your application by that date to ensure full consideration.

Learn More

More information about this recruitment:



  • Letter of Application - Outlining scholarly and creative background as well as current and future research plans
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Sample of Creative Work - Please upload a PDF with a link to a specific sample of moving image or other creative work
  • Sample of Creative Work - Please upload a PDF with a link to a specific sample of moving image or other creative work
  • Sample of Creative Work - Please upload a PDF with a link to a specific sample of moving image or other creative work
  • Sample of research paper, article, or other publication (Optional)
  • Teaching Statement (Optional)
  • Diversity Statement - Statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (Optional)
  • Additional - Please only submit if solicited by the search committee (Optional)
  • Additional - Please only submit if solicited by the search committee (Optional)


3-3 letters of reference required

How to apply

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information
Get started: press Apply Now

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Agency for Cultural Affairs, City of Oslo, seeks curatorial team

Agency for Cultural Affairs, City of Oslo, seeks curatorial team. Please submit: –Letter of motivation (1 page) –Documentation of your previous work –Curriculum. Important: The application credentials have to be complete. If one of the above listed documents is missing, the application will be invalid. Label the application: "Curatorteam". Your application must be submitted per e-mail by October 1, 2013, to: Norway.

Deadline: October 1, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellowship

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) is one of Chicago’s major museum institutions and one of the nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, offering exhibitions, performances, and programs of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945.

Considered one of the premiere curatorial training opportunities in the nation, the MCA’s Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellowship is intended to offer an exceptional graduate-level candidate the opportunity to gain professional curatorial experience in a major museum setting. The Fellow is primarily responsible for exhibition- and/or collection-related research, with additional duties as appropriate to specific projects. As a 12-month commitment, the Fellow is exposed to all aspects of curatorial operations and participates in internal and external communications on a daily basis. With a start date of July 1, 2014, the full-time fellowship carries a stipend of $25,000 plus selected benefits.
The MCA considers exceptional candidates in art history, museum studies, and related fields with a strong emphasis on art historical research and methodology. Qualified applicants must possess an M.A. degree or be in their final year of graduate work. The MCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The application deadline is January 31, 2014.

Application Process

There are no application forms. Please note that application materials, including writing samples and any supplementary materials, will not be returned to candidates. All application materials should be typed and include the following:
  1. Cover letter with name, home and school addresses, and telephone numbers of the applicant.
  2. A full resume of education and employment history.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional settings.
  4. An essay describing the applicant’s interest in the internship program, museum work, and reasons for applying.
  5. Two writing samples.
  6. Application materials should be sent to:
Internship Coordinator
Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellowship
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Please note: International candidates must be in possession of a valid US work visa for the entire fellowship period.
After reviewing all applications, a group of candidates are selected for either an in-person interview or telephone interview. Final notification to all applicants will be mailed by the end of April.
The MCA Chicago Curatorial Department reviews applications. Final selection of the Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow is determined in consultation with the Susman family and curatorial staff.
The Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellowship was established by members of the Susman family in honor of Marjorie Susman.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does the cover letter differ from the essay of intent?
A: The essay should elaborate on your interest in the program, reasons for applying, qualifications, and professional and scholarly experiences related to the Fellowship. The cover letter is intended to be introductory. It is similar to a cover letter submitted with a job application.
Q: How long should the writing sample be?
A: The writing sample should be no more than 2000 words (roughly 5 pages). It can be an excerpt of a longer work. Both academic and professional papers are accepted.
Q: Does the MCA sponsor visas?
A: The MCA encourages international applications, however the MCA does not sponsor visas. We expect applicants to procure their visas independently. Applicants can contact their embassy to learn about what type of visa is needed and how long it would take to secure one. International candidates must be in possession of a valid U.S. work visa for the entire fellowship period.
Q: How strict is the start date?
A: Applicants must possess an M.A. degree by the start date of July 1. International applicants should also be in possession of a visa by the start date.
Q: I earned my M.A. several years ago. Can I still apply?
A: Qualified applicants must possess an M.A. degree. There is no specified time frame required to have received your degree, however, qualified candidates must have relevant professional or academic experience since obtaining their M.A.
Q: Can letters of recommendation be mailed separately from the application?
A: Recommendation Letters may be mailed with your application, or separately.
Q: Do the materials need to be sent my mail only?
A: Yes, materials must be mailed or dropped off in person at our security entrance on Chicago Avenue.
Q: Does my application need to arrive at the MCA by January 31, or simply be postmarked by that date?
A: Applications should arrive by January 31st. If January 31st falls on a weekend, application materials should arrive by the following Monday.
Q: Can my application materials be returned to me?
A: The MCA cannot return application materials. For that reason we ask that you not provide us with any original documents.
If you have any questions about applying for a fellowship, please email

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tenure Track Position: UCSC Assistant Professor in Print Media

UC Santa Cruz Recruitment-Print Media Assistant Professor
UC Santa Cruz Art Department

UC Santa Cruz Art Department
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064


UCSC Visual Arts Department invites artists and designers focused in Print Media to apply.

Applicants must have either M.F.A. or Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in relevant field of study .

University teaching experience preferred.

Review of applications will begin on
October 15th, 2013.
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The Visual Arts Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites artists and designers focused on Print Media, to apply for a tenure-track faculty position recruited at the level of assistant professor. Applicants should be able to contribute to the advancement of experimental forms of Print Media Arts and Design.

We have a strong interest in candidates with expertise in traditional and extended print practices. We have a preference for candidates with multidisciplinary orientation bridging areas of animation, design, photography and gaming.

In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a broad understanding of the scholarly fields of print media studies, critical histories of print media, and print media theory and visual art practices. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include painting, media arts, immersive environments and convergences of design, art, science and technology. As always, the department seeks to add to its current strength in the creation of socially and environmentally engaged work.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

NYFA Emergency Relief Fund -- Deadline 9/15

As a reminder, the deadline to apply for NYFA's Emergency Relief Fund is this Sunday, September 15th.

Eligible artists can be working in any discipline, but must reside in one of the five boroughs of New York City and meet a maximum income threshold.

If you are an artist who is still suffering the impact of Hurricane Sandy, you can find complete guidelines and answers to Frequently Asked Questions at

Monday, September 9, 2013

Multimedia course available [MENA]


Professional visual journalists from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia can participate in this course and receive a EUR2,000 grant to produce a high-quality multimedia story.

World Press Photo invites professional visual journalists to apply for the “Reporting Change Multimedia Course.” Ten selected participants will receive guidance from professional trainers and a grant to produce a high-quality multimedia story from the region.
Applicants must have one year of experience working as a freelancer or on staff, be nationals or permanent residents working in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia, have access to high definition multimedia equipment, and must have a basic understanding of English and/ or French.

The multimedia storytelling course consists of three phases that will take place between January 2014 and April 2014: five days of face to face introduction including planning and producing a story followed by an online coaching, and will end with a face to face workshop for finalizing the stories.

Each of the participants will receive a EUR2,000 (US$2,675) grant to produce a high-quality multimedia story from the region. Travel and lodging expenses are covered.

Interested candidates should send their applications here including two examples of prior multimedia production experience and two potential story ideas to

The deadline is Sep 23.
For more information, click here.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Film festival seeks story ideas [Latin America, Spain, US]


Any professional or amateur writer from Latin America, Spain or the US Hispanic community can participate.
The Bengala/UANL Award invites writers to submit their stories to be filmed. Ten finalists will receive an invitation to the Baja International Film Festival in Los Cabos to be held Nov. 13 to 16.
Out of the 10 finalists, five texts will be published in a commemorative book by the University of Nuevo Leon. The first place winner will receive MEX50,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the festival in Los Cabos (flight, accommodation and accreditation included).
Entries can be submitted by Oct. 1.
For more information, click here.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Fellowships for photography on global health open

Photographers around the world can compete for a US$4,000 fellowship. (CDN) and Management Sciences for Health (MSH) are seeking submissions founded in using photography to increase the understanding of complex global issues.
Specific topics may include, but are not limited to, problems of and solutions to global health, conflict, security, the environment, human trafficking, loss of traditional cultures, domestic violence, energy, incarceration, climate change and the Arab Awakening.
Two grand prize winners will be each awarded a US$4,000 fellowship to spend up to two weeks documenting the global health projects and up to two weeks of expense-paid travel in one to two of the countries in which MSH works. The SDN documentary winner will receive US$1,000 cash award.
All winning entries will participate in an exhibition at powerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY, February 27 through March 23, 2014. SDN and MSH will pay all printing and preparation costs for the exhibition.
Photographers selected for the MSH Photography Fellowship must: provide all his/her own photography equipment and have valid passport (MSH will arrange for any appropriate visas), have strong spoken English language skills, be available for up to two weeks of travel to between January and June, 2014.
In addition to the photography part of the project, photographers must prepare and execute a one-day training program for MSH local staff.
The application fee of US$35 allows for submitting 6–24 images.
The deadline is Sept. 28.
For more information, click here.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Investigative journalism grants offered for unemployed reporters in the US

Experienced US investigative reporters who are currently unemployed can apply for a grant of up to US$10,000.

The George Polk Grants for Investigative Reporting offer financial support to experienced reporters to pursue projects related to social justice. The intent is to promote public awareness of social problems in immigration, housing, welfare, health and employment.
Special consideration is given to unemployed journalists, but this is not a requirement.
Applicants should have a proven record as an investigative reporter and propose a topic with which he or she is familiar. Grants range from US$2,500 to US$10,000 depending on the complexity of the project.
Grantees receive editorial supervision and help with publication.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
For more information, click here