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Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award

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The Rebecca Vassie Trust  announces the fourth annual Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award for emerging photographers, which includes a cash bursary of £2,000.

The award, which funds an early-career photographer in the UK to undertake a narrative photography project, also includes more than £1,000-worth of premier printing at Metro Imaging plus support towards industry and public exposure. In addition, up to twelve longlisted applicants join the trust’s Development Network, which offers smaller grants towards educational projects and professional development throughout the year.

Judges for the award include Caroline Hunter (picture editor, Guardian Weekend magazine), Phil Coomes (picture editor, BBC News Online) and Jennifer Thatcher (critic, curator and lecturer).

The award was created in memory of Rebecca Vassie, a British photographer and photojournalist who died suddenly, aged 30, while on assignment in Uganda in March 2015.

Applicants for the award, who must be either from or based in the UK, are asked to submit a proposal setting out a compelling vision for a narrative photography project with a social or political context.

 

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03/27/2020

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The sensation of home

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According to the International Migrant Stock 2019 the UN revealed that the number of migrants worldwide has risen by almost a quarter since the beginning of the decade. By 2019, there were 272 million immigrants, 51 million more than in 2010. Over two fifths of all international migrants worldwide in 2019 had been born in Europe (61 million) or in Central and Southern Asia (50 million). So how does this affect the sense of home? Is home where you come from or the place you go? I ask what home means to someone who never lived where one comes from and if home is even a place to locate.

I believe the search of home is deeply connected with the search of oneself, because someone does not always belong where someone started. While for some people the importance lays in the past, for others it is located in the future. Taiye Selasi (writer and photographer) asked a very interesting question during her TED Talk : “What are we seeking when we ask where someone comes from? And what are we seeing when we hear the answer?” We are much more than where we are from. Identity is something triggered by the outside but created by the inside. So when the focus shifts from looking for a locality towards creating a relation, home can be defined as the sum of all experiences which brought one closer to oneself. Home is then no longer on the outside but much more on the inside.

In conclusion, home can be where we come from. It also can be where we go. But by stopping movement, we can not only find the way home but also realise that home is where we are, because home is within.

The exhibiton is addressing artists who challenge the essence of home and reflect on the aspects of existence including ‘rituals, relationships and restrictions’ (cf. Taiye Selasi). Focussing on both praise and critical reflection, „The sensation of home” invites the artists as well as the audience to examine multiple alternatives and unexpected perspectives. What is the aesthetic of home? What does home mean in our multicultural and international societies? And what answers are coming from the artists of our time?

Deadline: 
03/22/2020

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Submission is free. If you are selected, we will ask for a £20 contribution and some of your time. Please read ‘how to submit’ and our FAQs for full details.
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Call For Entries: Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2020-21

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The most significant award for emerging artists working in the field of sculpture in the UK: offering £8,000 in financial support towards the making of new work + a solo exhibition in 2021. 

The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award is unique in its combination of offering both financial support towards the production of new work and a solo exhibition to an exceptional emerging sculptor. The award now includes a UK Touring Programme, taking MTSA artists to partner venues across the UK.

We seek to reward outstanding and innovative practice in the field of sculpture and are particularly interested in work that demonstrates a commitment to process and materials. There is no age limit, applicants will be judged on the quality of their work and the ability of the award to make beneficial impact on their practice and future development.

The selection panel for the 2020/21 award is:

Anne Hardy, artist
Sam Thorne, director, Nottingham Contemporary
Rebecca Scott, artist and Mark Tanner Trust
Olivia Bax, winner of the MTSA 2019/20

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Applicants must be established residents of the UK. Students in current education are not eligible to apply. This applies to BA and MA students or equivalent, but those undertaking postgraduate research work leading to a PhD/Mphil/MLitt/ MRes or equivalent are able to apply. We are unable to accept joint, group or collective applications.

Deadline: 
03/22/2020

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£18
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Submission now open - Bath Open Art Prize 2020

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Open to visual artists working in any medium, an eclectic and exciting mix of high level submissions are received; including video and installation as well as painting, print and 3D.

Selected works will be exhibited for 2 weeks at 44AD artspace in the centre of Bath, as part of Fringe Arts Bath Festival, 22 May to 7 June 2020. 

Judges Natasha Kidd, Artist, and Bridget Sterling, Curator, will be selecting works for exhibition and awarding the prizes.

Submission fee:

  • 1 artwork £20
  • up to 3 artworks £30

All proceeds from the Bath Open Art Prize go towards producing the exhibition, and supporting production of Fringe Arts Bath Festival, a non-profit, volunteer-led org. #FaB20

Prizes: 
  • 1st prize £500
  • 2nd Prize £250
  • 3rd prize £100
  • People's Choice: £50 art vouchers
  • Solo Exhibition Opportunity at 44AD
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04/24/2020

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1 artwork £20 / up to 3 artworks £30
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INSTITUTE AAMI LONDON OPENING EVENT AND ART EXHIBITION

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We are inviting artists to participate in the international exhibition and opening event of Institute AAMI London. More details about the event are listed below. The participation fees are different, depending on the number of artworks presented at the exhibition and space in official cataogue. For more info please contact us through e-mail.

Institute AAMI is spreading its branches to one more metropolis of art. The fourth city which will be joining the existing three (Ljubljana, Prague and Hong Kong) in the Institute AAMI scheme is London. We will continue to fulfil our mission of promoting and emphasizing the meaning of art and culture also in the Old Smoke. The opening ceremony will be held at St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconcilation and Peace on January 20th 2020 at 20.20. Artworks of over 20 international artists will be presented and attendees will enjoy in the performance of promising musicians. The official catalogue AAMI London will feature exhibiting authors, collaborating companies and partner forewords. 

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Free presentation at the art exhibition and in the official catalogue for one of the applied artists. 

Deadline: 
01/09/2020

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Fees differ regarding the number of exhibited artworks and number of pages for artists` presentation in the official catalogue. We will also present one artist free of charge when we close the applications.
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Call for Artists - Average Art 44 (March 2020)

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Average Art is an industry focused art magazine. Our goal is to draw attention to self representing artists. We are now taking entries for the March edition of Average Art Magazine.
 

Deadline: 
02/22/2020

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Free
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