Light jobs | Art Jobs

Light

Light and Shadow - Photography Open Call

Share

Country:

City:

Eligibility:

Light and Shadow - Photography Open Call

September 22nd - October 13th, 2021

DOF Gallery is excited to announce an open call for “Light and Shadow”. We are looking for photography that captures light and shadow for our online exhibition.

Depth Of Field or DOF is an online gallery space for international emerging artists with contemporary photography practice - traditional, conceptual, color and black/white photographers are welcome to apply!

Deadline: 
09/12/2021
Contact & Links: 

SHINE Emerging Artist Programme 2021

Share

Theme:

Eligibility:

Light Up the North (LUTN) is a network of 6 light festivals across the north of England. In 2021, four of the festivals are joining together to award funding to emerging artists working with light, to produce and exhibit new commissions at  their 2021 light festivals. 

The SHINE programme aims to nurture and develop new talent, giving artists the opportunity to exhibit or perform new work at four of the LUTN festivals (Light Night Leeds, Light Up Lancaster, Lightwaves at Salford Quays and Lightpool in Blackpool). Up to two artists or collectives will be awarded substantial commissions of up to £10K to realise ambitious new artworks.  Some basics - the artwork(s) will need to:

Be suitable for outdoor winter light festivals

Be artistically challenging/interesting and of high quality

Be structurally resilient enough to withstand the winter weather at multiple festivals (October - December) and transportation across our festival network

For 2021, the successful commissions will also need to:

Focus on environmental sustainability in their design and embody best practice in their delivery

Be of mid/large scale – we are encouraging ambitious proposals

Be created for audiences to enjoy/experience even with social distancing  restrictions in operation
 

As well as financial support, each artist will also receive a full induction to the programme, as well as training and mentoring from across the LUTN partnership. We will work directly with commissioned artists to support their development, with guidance in areas such as marketing, finance, production, risk assessments and fundraising. This will all be delivered safely following government pandemic guidelines.

To be eligible to apply to the SHINE programme you must be a UK-based artist who is perceived as an emerging talent (regardless of age) with the ability to achieve their ideas to a high quality. Please read the full information and FAQs before submitting your application via lightupthenorth.com/shine2021

The deadline for submissions is 5pm Tuesday May 4 2021

Useful Information

What can you create?

We are specifically looking for artists with bold, fresh ideas that may also have the potential as light artworks to be enjoyed as a ‘roaming’ or ‘multi-site’ experience for audiences.  Proposals must be for work of a contemporary nature, possibly utilising digital technology, where the creative use of light is the basis for the idea.  The  artwork needs to be weather-proof, able to withstand strong winds, be structurally sound (if applicable) and be suitable for presenting outdoors at our locations and timescales.  We are especially interested in work which can cater for large socially distanced audiences, and activities or events which are accessible to families.

The LUTN festivals where you will be exhibiting:

Light Night Leeds (Leeds) – http://www.lightnightleeds.co.uk

Lightpool (Blackpool) - https://www.visitblackpool.com/things-to-do/festival

Light Up Lancaster (Lancaster) - http://lightuplancaster.co.uk

Lightwaves (Quays Culture at Salford Quays) – http://quaysculture.com

The festival programmes vary and their themes for 2021 are quite broad and you will not be expected to specifically address them. For example, Light Night Leeds has a wrap around theme of ‘nature and the environment’ while Light Up Lancaster’s ‘Flights of the Imagination’ simply invites artists to do just that and transport us all into a magical never-never land through light art.

NB Each festival will provide standard infrastructure support for your arriving artwork, however all artists fees and artwork production costs must be factored into your commission award.

How we assess your application

A panel of LUTN partners involved with curating SHINE 2021 will assess all applications.  We aim to ensure the selected commission(s) will be high-quality work and afford the best experience for artists, audience members and locations.  They will assess the applications based on 4 areas:

Artistic quality – the strength & quality of the idea and the artist’s previous work.

Public experience- who it is aimed at and how will the public engage with it?

Financial viability – can all elements of the activity be delivered effectively within budget?

Project management - can the piece be created within the time available?  Is the work durable enough for the festival dates? What materials are you using when considering the environmental impact and outdoor display?

When will you find out?

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday May 4 2021.  We will shortlist and arrange interviews with artists where applicable in the 2 weeks following, with a provisional interview dates during w/c Monday May 17 2021.

Things to consider when completing your application:

Be clear about your project aims and the artistic idea behind the work.  How can you demonstrate quality through examples of your previous work?

Be specific about who your work is aimed at.  Can the public engage with your work in an interesting way while social distancing? What do you want the audience to get out of your work, and what impact will it have?

Demonstrate how your project can be realised for the budget available. If you require match or additional finance for your project let us know which funding schemes or sponsorship you plan to apply for.  (Please bear in mind that the festivals are partly funded through Arts Council England and you therefore may not be eligible for additional funding through any of their schemes.)

Give a clear indication of how your project will be managed from start to finish including the type of location(s) you would like to use and how work will be delivered on the night.

Each festival is currently in planning phase for 2022 so we are always interested to hear of exciting, distinctive proposals from artists that are likely to exceed the available budget for SHINE 2021 and/or require a longer development period.

Timing

Our festival activities generally take place in the evenings, for the dates/periods listed below. You must produce an artwork that can exhibit for this period of time and tour to all 4 of the commissioning light festivals. You will also need to consider your install / de-rig schedule.

Leeds: 14 – 16 October for Light Night Leeds

Blackpool: 15 - 30 October for Lightpool

Lancaster: 5 & 6 Nov for Light Up Lancaster

Salford: 3 - 12 December for Lightwaves

Note: There is a small overlap in dates for the Leeds and Blackpool light festivals. As such, Blackpool has agreed to flexibility in dates for presenting the SHINE commission(s) there.

Finance

The SHINE commission will include all artist fees and materials. If needed, you can apply for match funding from other sources, but ensure you have planned and prepared to do this.  Funding will be given to artists based on the quality of their idea and will need to include all technical, installation, operational and material costs, although reasonable travel and transportation costs will be considered separately .  Accommodation can be provided by the host festivals if required. Other costs such as meals and general overheads must be factored into the commission.

Terms and conditions.

By applying to be a SHINE artist you agree:

Your project/activity will be ready for exhibition at all four 2021 festivals

Your work is deliverable within the timescale of the programme and will be delivered on budget.

To attend an initial induction, production meetings and site visits where reasonably required.

You must have relevant Public Liability Insurance for your activity, to a minimum £10 million cover.

To supply, in advance, copy and images for marketing purposes as and when required

To provide evaluation feedback on completion of the commissioning fund, in line with the framework provided

Support

We can offer successful applicants:

Production advice and practical support, including technical and producing support

Training and mentoring

On-site production support including security, event staff and volunteer stewards

Profiling through festival PR and marketing campaigns

Key Project Dates:

Tuesday May 4  - Deadline for submissions

w/c Monday May 17 - Interviews for shortlisted artist(s)

w/c Monday June 21 – SHINE induction day – potentially via Zoom

July – September - Development period for commission(s)

14 – 16 October - Light Night Leeds, Leeds

15 – 30 October – Lightpool, Blackpool

5 – 6 November - Light Up Lancaster

3 – 12 December - Lightwaves, Salford Quays

Dec 2021/Jan 2022 – Evaluation

NB: SHINE commission(s) are subject to each festival receiving Arts Council England funding
 

Deadline: 
05/04/2021

Entry Fee:

Contact & Links: 

light

Share

Theme:

Country:

Eligibility:

light :   sunny, cloudless, ablaze, lucent, aglow, beaming, shiny, luminous, brilliant, radiant, bright ……

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme "light" to A Smith Gallery by August 17, 2020. Entries of 11 or more images are eligible for a review by the gallery directors.  The entry fee is $38 for the first 5 images and $7 for each additional image.  Fifty to fifty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from October 2 to November 15, 2020.  A Facebook Live reception will be held on October 31, 2020 at 4pm. A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase.  

Juror for "light" will be Richard McCabe, curator, photographer and writer based in New Orleans.

Prize summary: 
Awards are $325 for Juror’s Award, $250 for Director’s Award, three Juror Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue, discretionary Director Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue and $100 for Visitors’ Award.
Prizes Details: 

Awards are $325 for Juror’s Award, $250 for Director’s Award, three Juror Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue, discretionary Director Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue and $100 for Visitors’ Award.

Deadline: 
08/17/2020
Contact & Links: 

NYC4PA CALL FOR ENTRY - LUMINOSITY - THE IMPACT OF LIGHT

Share

Theme:

Country:

City:

Eligibility:

Light and its quality is the basic element of photography. There is an iconic photograph of Grand Central Station with streams of sunlight filling the airspace as it reflects off dust particles in the air. In photography the same subject, nothing more than a snapshot at one time of day, becomes an impactful image at another.  Sunsets are beautiful and midday sun is harsh. A strategically placed light can create amazing portraits; late afternoon is a world of shadow and light that warms everything it touches. 

For this call we are looking for images where the presence, absence, and/or the location of light made the difference. Glare, flare, shadow, fill light all work as do lampshades aglow from an inside bulb, night lights in a city, streaming rays of sunlight on a floor or as seen passing through a dusty atmosphere.  There are examples everywhere. Show us your shots where light is a key element.  All 2D photo mediums are welcome.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Prize summary: 
$4000
Prizes Details: 

GRAND PRIZE - $1100

FIRST PRIZE - $400 X3

SECOND PRIZE - $325 X3

THIRD PRIZE $250 X3

Deadline: 
06/23/2020
Contact & Links: 

Editions de l'Observeur Open Call

Share

Theme:

Eligibility:

If you are looking for a publisher to turn your work into a publication this might be the opportunity you needed.

Prizes Details: 

The winner will have his/her project publish as a book, the costs of designing, overlooking pre-press, printing, distributing and promoting are covered by EDITIONS DE L’OBSERVEUR.

Deadline: 
05/31/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Submission to the magazine sponsor of the Call: 25€
Contact & Links: 

Focus: Shadow and Light

Share

Country:

Eligibility:

Keywords:

A juried group photo show on shadow and light in photography at Black Box Galley.

Prizes Details: 

None

Deadline: 
02/11/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$35.00
Contact & Links: 
Subscribe to Light