The Personal, Social & Environmental Awards - CENTER's 2022 Call for Entries




Applications are open for CENTER’s once annual 2022 Call for Entries to photographers and lens-based artists worldwide. Apply online today to the Project Grants, Awards, and Review Santa Fe - 

Early-Bird Discounted Entry Fees through Jan 27. Starting at $25 for CENTER Members and $35 for General & Non-Members.



THE CENTER AWARDS - PERSONAL / SOCIAL / ENVIRONMENTAL: The CENTER Awards recognize outstanding images, singular or part of a series, in three categories: Personal, Social, and Environmental. A broad and inclusive interpretation of the themes is highly encouraged. 

The Personal Awards recognize work engaging in the exploration, expression, the power of self-representation or underrepresented experiences. Projects related to identity, self-improvement, mental health, individualism, accessibility, disability, or other topics are invited to apply.

The Social Awards recognize work engaged in social issues. All projects exploring social topics or themes are eligible.

The Environmental Awards recognize work focusing on the state of the ecological environment. Topics may include but are not limited to, conservation, biodiversity, ecology, climate change, or other issues concerning the natural world. All projects exploring ecological relationships, topics, or themes are eligible.

SUBMIT: 1-6 images* and a 325-word project statement | *Additional images are $5 each

PERSONAL JUROR: Danyelle Means – Executive Director, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe 
SOCIAL JUROR: Jess T. Dugan - Artist and Co-Founder, Strange Fire Collective
ENVIRONMENTAL JUROR: Paula L. Trotto – Photo Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund 

PACKAGE: Mentorship, Review Santa Fe Admission and Project Presentation, Featured Publication with Lenscratch, Group Winners Exhibition, and more!

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Career Advancement
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Mentorship, Review Santa Fe Admission and Project Presentation, Featured Publication with Lenscratch, Group Winners Exhibition, and Permanent Online Exhibition with CENTER as an Alumni.


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Digital Artist-Curator Opportunity

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Fee £1,500 

4 months commission starting January 2021

Closing 16th December 2020

Art Gene is seeking a Digital Artist with an interest in curation to produce a series of online exhibitions or events, including a digital exhibition of your own work, as part of Art Gene’s Extreme Views programme. 

Digital U is Art Gene’s online exhibition space, sat within Art Genes website, offering an opportunity for artists working in digital media, including film, animation, performance, and sound. It’s a platform where selected artists take control to exhibit their work, either presenting single artworks or a series or works.

The exhibition series will extend Art Gene’s current Extreme Views programme, to include works exploring low carbon, sustainability, food, futures, biodiversity and environmental themes. 

The Digital Artist/Curator will produce 1 exhibition of their own work, and a further 5 by artists selected by both invitation and open call. All exhibitions will remain on Art Gene’s website as a legacy of the project and continued platform for the selected artists.

We encourage applications from people identifying as Disabled, BAME & LGBTQ+. If you need any assistance with the application process please contact us.

Selected Artists will be notified by 8th January 2021, and will be invited for a conversation about the role over Zoom. 

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Suffrage Now: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition

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On August 18th 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, giving women in the US the right to vote. Since then it has become such an assumption of the body politic that it is all but unimaginable to conceive  of its absence. But it was a long and arduous campaign to reach this milestone, and it wasn’t, in fact, until  August 6th 1965, with the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, that all American‐born women were  guaranteed to share in this privilege.    

In SUFFRAGE NOW, the Elisabet Ney Museum asks contemporary American women photographers to  share photos that comment on the Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. Photos can  be old or new, but must be taken by the submitting photographer. Given the current national health crisis,  the exhibition will be online only. The exhibition will open online on August 6 2020, and remain accessible  at least through Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021.  


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Enterprise Works - Social Enterprise Training for Artists



Enterprise Works is a unique and practical business programme with a focus on Social Enterprise aimed at socially engaged artists and creatives who are looking to make social impact within their practice.

Led by Creativity Works and the University of Bath, it explores an array of ideas and tools that will enable you to be sustainable and effective as an artist, and to thrive as a social entrepreneur.

We believe that having a thorough grasp of business, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing and strategy can futureproof your career and be the springboard for increasing your income, making more social impact, and establishing a network of employment opportunities.

If you want to prosper in this ever-increasingly competitive and complex world, then this programme is for you!


  • Tuesday 5th March 10am-4pm: An introduction to social enterprise and business planning
  • Tuesday 12th March 10am-1pm: Finance and budgeting
  • Tuesday 19th March 10am-1pm: Finding and maintaining work
  • Tuesday 26th March 10am-4pm: Presentation and communication

Venue: The Innovation Centre, Carpenter House, Broad Quay, Bath BA1 1UD

Cost: £130 for the entire programme (this is a subsidised rate and the course would usually cost £450)

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