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Call for entries Prix Levallois 2020

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Under the art direction of Catherine Dérioz and Jacques Damez, Le Réverbère gallery, since 2018

Created in 2008, the Prix Levallois supports photographers under 35, of all nationalities. The Prize winner receives a € 10,000 grant and the Special Mention a DSLR camera.

For the 3 upcoming years, Catherine Dérioz and Jacques Damez, directors of Le Réverbère gallery, have been confirmed as art directors for the Prix Levallois, surrounded by a  young and motivated communication team to transform the graphic design of the Prix. They chose Jane Evelyn Atwood as sponsor of this new edition. She will be member of the jury and will announce the winners during Les Rencontres d’Arles, on July 3.

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The Prize winner receives a € 10,000 grant and the Special Mention a DSLR camera.

Deadline: 
05/02/2020

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Awesome Art Prizes Spring Edition

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The awesome art prizes, spring edition, is an international competition open to beginners and professional living artists. The contest gives you a huge chance of winning both cash prize, international recognition, and many of the most advanced presence and carrier booster tools for an artist. View the rules and prospectus
Prizes are cash grant, cover feature on Print and Online magazine, own digital portfolio, extensive online exhibition, large press release, one year Opportunity for online sales, etc. You can be 1st or 40th, you’ll still win enviable prizes of which you will be proud.
Competition is open to 2 and 3-dimensional artworks.
Photography is accepted. Video, digital and print art are not accepted.
Say yes to applause and rewards.
Everyone can apply. One entry is free for all and only $30 for up to 4 artworks

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Prizes are cash grants, strong print and online visibility, and many of the most advanced presence and career booster tools for an artist. Prizes are organized to highlight, promote and support you as a contemporary artist.

AWESOME ARTPRIZES PACKAGES. View more
– 1 PLATINUM PRIZE
The Awesome Platinum Art Prize is a package worth $5000.00.
– 3 GOLD PRIZES
The Awesome Gold Art Prize is a package worth $3000.00.
– 6 SILVER PRIZES
The Awesome Silver Art Prize is a package worth $2000.00.
– 10 EXCELLENCY PRIZES

The Awesome Excellency art Prize is a package worth $1400.00.
– 10 HONORABLE PRIZES
The Awesome Honorable Art Prize is a  package worth $1000.00.
– 10 MERIT PRIZES
The Awesome Merit Art Prize is a package worth $800.00.

Deadline: 
03/15/2020

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0 for one entry, $30 For up to 5images
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COAL Prize 2019

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For its tenth edition in 2019 the COAL Prize will, in collaboration with the Platform on Disaster Displacement and DISPLACEMENT: Uncertain Journeys, tackle an essential subject:  displacement related to disasters and climate change.

Since 2009, an estimated one person per second has been displaced following sudden-onset disasters. In 2017, 18 million people were displaced due to climate- or weather-related events. Disasters such as droughts, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis have left many victims without shelter, clean water and basic necessities. Meanwhile, slow changes, such as desertification and sea level rise, also force people out of their homes. Environmental issues are often intrinsically linked to the same political, economic and social factors that cause migration. Consequently, we find ourselves facing an “ordeal common to all: the ordeal of finding oneself deprived of land. [...] We are discovering, more or less obscurely, that we are all in migration toward territories yet to be rediscovered and reoccupied” (Bruno Latour, Down to Earth, 2018).

A World Bank report released in March 2018 indicates that 143 million people around the world could be displaced by 2050 as a result of these impacts if nothing is done to halt climate change.

However, significant progress has been made in recent years to address the gap in international law for cross-border disaster-displaced persons and to improve protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs) due to disasters and climate change. The challenge lies in ensuring the political commitments made in the Global Compact for Migration, the Global Compact on Refugees, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, the UNFCCC Task Force on Displacement, and the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda turn into concrete action in the areas most impacted by climate change.

In September 2018, UN Secretary-General António Guterres delivered a passionate speech calling upon world leaders and policymakers, who for too long have “refused to listen,” to come out of denial. He emphasized that they have the power to change the game.

Tackling the enormous challenge we face begins by making it visible. Thus the COAL association, in this special edition of the COAL Prize, invites artists from all over the world to share their testimonies and visions for a world more respectful of ecological balance and climatic justice. Through their creations, they can encourage policymakers to understand and act on the reality of displacement caused by climate change. Presented at COP25 in Chile, the COAL Prize will be present at the negotiating table to help ensure that political decisions translate into concrete changes for a shared and livable Earth.

With the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture, the Museum of Hunting and Nature, the François Sommer Foundation, the Platform on Disaster Displacement and DISPLACEMENT: Uncertain Journeys.

CALENDAR

Application deadline : 9 September 2019
Announcement of shortlisted artists : Novembre 2019
Award ceremony : December 2019 during the COP25 in Chile

AWARD

For this special edition of the COAL  Prize, the laureate will receive a 10,000 euro grant awarded by the François Sommer Foundation. They will also benefit from international visibility in connection with DISPLACEMENT: Uncertain Journeys.

ABOUT THE PRIZE

Since its inception in 2010 by the COAL Association, the COAL Prize has become a vehicle for identification, promotion and dissemination of these artists to the general public, political actors and professionals of culture and ecology.

Each year the ten projects are shortlisted by a committee of professionals among the projects received through the international open call. The winning project will be chosen by a jury composed of representatives of partner organizations of the 2019 COAL Prize and personalities of art and ecology.

All the artists and projects considered by COAL and the selection committee will become part of a network which COAL may invite or endorse for other relevant opportunities and projects carried out by the association.

CRITERIA

Applicants will be judged on the following criteria: artistic value, relevance (understanding of the theme), originality (the ability to introduce new approaches, themes, and points of view), pedagogy (ability to get a message across and raise awareness), social and participative approaches (engagement, testimony, efficiency, societal dynamics), eco-design and feasibility.

The COAL Prize supports art projects in progress. Its award is not intended to cover all production costs of the project but should be considered as an aid to its development.

APPLICATION

The application should include the following documents in a single PDF file saved as SURNAME_Name_2019_Project-title, and not exceeding 30 Mb :

- The completed application form, downloaded in this article on our website under "APPLICATION"
- A detailed description of the proposed project, describing its artistic dimension, its relevance to the theme Climate , disasters and displacement, and including a note on the technical feasibility of the project and a budget estimation.
- At least two visuals illustrating the project
- A CV and a portfolio

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By entering this competition, applicants expressly authorize the COAL organization and its partners to publish, reproduce and display in public all or part of the elements of their entry for any purpose linked to the promotion and communication of COAL and its partners, via all platforms and media, in all countries, for the legal duration of the copyright. Entries submitted but not selected will remain in the archives of the COAL organization. They will, however, remain the property of their authors. Participation in this open call entails the full acceptance of these conditions.

PARTNERS

The COAL Prize is supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, the Museum of Hunting and Nature, the François Sommer Foundation, the Platform on Disaster Displacement and DISPLACEMENT: Uncertain Journeys.

Museum of Hunting and Nature and the François Sommer Foundation

The Museum of Hunting and Nature is one of the first museums in France to invest in a quality program combining art and ecology in France. Exceptional collections of ancient, modern and contemporary art (from antiquity to today) as well as a cultural program and monthly magazine explore the evolution and representations of the relationship between man and animal.

The François Sommer Foundation was founded in 1966 by François and Jacqueline Sommer, pioneers of the implementation of a humanist ecology. Faithful to the commitments of its founders, it works for the respectful use of the resources of nature, the sharing of wealth of the natural, artistic and cultural heritage for the protection of a biodiversity in which mankind find its proper place.

chassenature.org
fondationfrancoissommer.org

Platform on Disaster Displacement

The Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) is a state-led process working towards better protection for people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and the effects of climate change. The objective of PDD is to implement the recommendations of the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda, a toolbox to better prevent and prepare for displacement and to respond to situations when people are forced to find refuge, within their own country or across the border. PDD builds partnerships between policymakers, practitioners and researchers and constitute a forum for dialogue, information sharing as well as policy and normative development.

disasterdisplacement.org

DISPLACEMENT: Uncertain Journeys.

DISPLACEMENT contributes art practice and research to international policymaking processes, working closely with the Platform on Disaster Displacement and other partners. It seeks to provide policymakers an opportunity to understand and reflect upon disaster displacement from a visual, experiential and emotional perspective, which it believes is key to ensuring policy achievements translate into concrete changes on the ground.

Deadline: 
09/09/2019

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11th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award - Call for Applications: The Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The 11th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is dedicated to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to the human, social and ecological challenges it faces today.

Selected by an international jury, the laureate will receive a €50,000 grant to carry out a 6-month field report with the support of the Fondation Carmignac, which produces, upon their return, a travelling exhibition and the publication of a monograph.

Four times the size of France, this continent-sized country irrigated by the Congo River benefits from immense natural and mineral resources; the world’s lar- gest rainforest after the Amazon; the world’s largest producer of cobalt and coltan (metals which have strategic importance for our electronic equipment), the second lar- gest producer of diamonds... But the DR Congo, ripped apart by recurrent inter-com- munity and political conflicts, also accumulates misery, epidemics and clashes.

The DR Congo is one of the lowest countries in the Human Development Index (HDI) ranking. Its literacy level is rising, but public health is in a state of aban- donment, and violence towards women and children is endemic. Despite having the largest freshwater resource in Africa, it has the lowest level of access to drinkable water. It has one of the worst records in terms of transport infrastructure. It also tops the charts globally in terms of deforestation and the monopolisation of land and raw materials.

The Carmignac Photojournalism Award aims to support a journalistic and photographic project which will document these complex realities, but also address the grounds for hope for the 90 million inhabitants of the DRC, of which 60% are younger than 20 years old: education and public health initiatives; conservation initiatives for wildlife; and the fight against trafficking, corruption and the control of a few individuals and multinationals over mining exploitation.

Deadline: 
10/16/2019

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Art Research Residency

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Art Research Residency is specially designed to enable participants to evaluate their individual places as artists and situate their artistic exploration and practice within both the historical and contemporary context of art production and dissemination in Paris. 

This immersive two-week artist residency session offers a stimulating experience of intercultural exchange, research and professional development. Artists have an opportunity to build lasting connections with the fellow residents and expand their network of Paris-based arts professionals and organizations. 

During this residency, artists explore different artistic neighbourhoods of Paris: Montparnasse, Montmartre, Belleville, and Marais where we visit ​historic artist studios, many of which are normally closed to the public, as well as the art academies, galleries and meeting places where the ideas that shaped modern art as we know it were formed. 

To foster meaningful encounters and connections, this residency also provides participants with  the opportunity to meet local artists, art historians, and gallerists working in Paris today. Group visits are organized to relevant arts and culture institutions and fairs. 

In addition to professional visits, we also host facilitated group discussion sessions with Paris-based curators, who offer portfolio readings and mentorship to the artists. To further encourage the exchange of ideas and skills, we offer shared work space and invite artists to propose talks / workshops related to their practice.

At the end of the residency artists have an opportunity to participate in an Open Studio event to showcase their work for the local public and international community of the Centre as well as arts professionals attending the event.

Deadline: 
05/22/2019

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looking for "alternative" photographer working with dimension or texture to participate at photo fair in Paris

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The Association Casa Regis - Center for culture and contemporary art from Italy is attending the FOTOFEVER fair in Paris in November of 2019. We are looking to take 1-2 artist-photographers who specialize in photography that incorporates three dimensional elements or takes on an alternative hanging/presentation approach. We can not cover your costs but, if approved by the fair jury, we may host you. That is, individual artists can not attend on their own, but need to be brought by a gallery or cultural association. We can facilitate your presence at the fair, which is one of the biggest "off" fairs for photography and is held at the same time as Paris Photo.

www.fotofever.com

Our association is non-profit and takes no commission, so the costs are covered by the photographer and so all sales go to the photographer.

 

Deadline: 
04/15/2019

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