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Visual Artists Ireland Residency Award 2018 – Call for Applications – VAI Members Only   Recently updated !





Visual Artists Ireland Residency Award


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Visual Artists Ireland
in partnership with The Tyrone Guthrie Centre
 Tyrone Guthrie Centre
The Visual Artists Ireland Residency Award is open to all members of Visual Artists Ireland. The award provides a one week fully paid residency/retreat at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The residency will be self-catering, and will provide accommodation and a studio facility. Further details about the Centre can be found on their website http://www.tyroneguthrie.ie

The award is only available to individual artists. It is not suitable for group applications.

Only online applications will be accepted. The deadline is 5:30pm, Friday 15th December 2017. No applications will be accepted after that date. To ensure that the system is fair for all, there can be no exceptions to this. For that reason we recommend that you do not leave it until the last minute to make your application.

The winner will be announced in the second half of January 2018.

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Open Call | The Derwent Arts Prize

Deadline: 8 May 2018

Description: The contest is organised by the Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company.

Artists are invited to submit up to 6 images. The work entered must be created in pencil (including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or coloured pencils). The work must not exceed 182cm in its greatest dimension. There is no minimum size limit. All entered work must have been completed within the last 3 years
Who may enter: The Prize is open to all British and international artists over the age of 18 years old on 1st June 2018.

Entry fees
The entry fee is £15 for the first work and £5 for additional works.

Prizes:
• First Prize: £6,000
• Second Prize: £3,500
• Third Prize: £1,000
• People’s Choice Award – Exhibition: £750
• Young Artist Award – For artists under 25 years: £500
• Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence: £500

Website
Please visit http://www.derwent-artprize.com/ to learn more about the competition.


Deadline Reminder | Japan Media Arts Festival

Application deadline: 5 October

The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 21st Japan Media Arts Festival.

All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions — Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Eligible are works completed or exhibited within a year before the deadline (10 September 2016 – 5 October 2017).

From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, and New Face Awards. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 600,000 Japanese yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo in June 2018.

All awards, including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections, will be announced in March 2018.

Japan Media Art Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Japanese: Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and games. Since its inception in 1997, the Japan Media Art Festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases.

For more information and application details: festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/entry/entry-guidelines/


Open Call | Poster Contest 2017-2018, Mexican Museum of Design

Application deadline: 22 September

To promote the exercise of good design, MUMEDI, the Mexican Museum of Design, represented by the MUMEDI Foundation, is calling for entries for the “To Death with a Smile” 2017-2018 International Poster Contest.

The subject is death, a personal consideration or approach, the meaning in your own culture, how we fear, celebrate or deal with it. It can be reflected in serious or playful way in a freestyle technique.

A selection of the best 300 to 500 posters will be exhibited at MUMEDI, from October 2017 to March 2018 in the Downtown area of Mexico City. In the month of February 2018 a special selection of some of the best posters will be exhibited in Finland at the Lahti Poster Museum.

The best three (3) designs will be awarded with different Apple products.

Submitted posters should be vertical and sized 60 x 90 cm.

Each participant or group of participants can enter up to three (3) entries. No entry fee.

MUMEDI invites designers, students, teachers, professionals and anyone interested in the subject, from any part of the world, to participate.

For more information see: mumedi.mx/User/


Open Call | Competition at FRAME Comic Art Festival, Czech Republic

Application deadline: 15 September

Competition for short comics up to 10 pages. Topic: WAKE UP. Your comic doesn’t have to contain text, it can be made up of images only, but if you want to include text, please write it in English. All entries should be in A5 portrait format, with a resolution of 300 DPI. The winner will receive 250 EUR and the value of other prizes is 500 EUR. Selected works will be published as part of anthology in a comics form. The deadline for entries (which should all be submitted using the email address below) is September 1st 2017 [EDIT: extended till September 15th]. The results of the competition will be announced on 4th November 2017 during the finale of the FRAME Comics Art Festival in Prague, Czech Republic.

Please send us files (300 DPI, A5 portrait, TIFF) via https://wetransfer.com/ to exhibitors@framefestival.cz AND add as message details below:

Name and Surname
Postal Address
Phone
e-mail
website
Title
Description (Short description of project (max. 500 letters) in English language.

The winning works will be published as books. Full conditions of the competition here: www.dropbox.com/Conditions-Competition By submitting the works, participants agree to these rules and accept that the prize is the only payment for the publication rights to the works. The book will be offer participants for 50% cover price.

framefestival.cz


Open Call | Bio-Art Contest 2017: Virtual Life, Seoul, South Korea

Application deadline: 20 August

Medicinal Bioconvergence Research Center (Biocon) from Seoul National University, Seoulin Bio Science and Gwacheon National Science Museum are jointly holding the 2017 Bio-Art Contest.

This year, the contest is held under the theme of “Virtual life” and tries to find out the real value and beauty of life through the convergence of digital life and life as of the era of virtual reality.

The winners of the contest will receive the sum of 10,000,000 KRW (approx. $9,000) including the Minister Prize from the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning.

A virtual reality that integrates two separate world opens our eyes to new possibilities and perspectives. Based on its own possibilities, digital media made people express artistic imagination in wide range through technical imagination. In this environment, many works related to human life lower the borders between the areas of art and technology, suggesting a whole new paradigm.

A life can be a substance or not. Information also can be considered a sort of life. The main agent can be expanded not only to human and nature but also to virtual life. Each agent of life creates own unique image and generates creative and artistic events with digital media.

The organizers expect to see virtual life that would be created by combination of biology, digital technology and artistic imagination and the possibility of coexistence.

For more information and application details: bioart.biocon.re.kr/en/virtual-and-reality-virtual-life/


Open Call | iMapp 2017, Video Mapping Competition, Bucharest

Deadline: 3 July

The iMapp Bucharest 2017 Video Mapping Competition is jointly organized by the Municipality of Bucharest, Creart – Center for Creation, Art and Tradition of the Municipality of Bucharest as the Producer, Maxin10sity Ltd. as the Art Curator and 360 Revolution Srl as Technical Provider.

The organisers are inviting international artists to create 4 minute 30 second long videomapped animations to the theme of “Above and Beyond” adapted to the façade of Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania using and enhancing the architecture, and accompanied by music. The animations will be projected on 16th September 2017, in front of an international jury and a live audience.

As a financial support for the production each of the six chosen participants will receive €12.000.

The six chosen artists can represent themselves by two people, for whom the accommodation and transportation will be arranged.

For more information and application details: www.imapp.ro


Open Call | Tschutti Heftli Illustration Contest 2018

Application deadline: 31 August

Tschutti heftli, the Swiss football magazine is hosting an illustration competition for its 2018 football album and invites all illustrators to enter.

Since 2008, the Magazine has been publishing a sticker album with football teams designed by illustrators, graphic designers, cartoonists and other artists. In order to find artists for the next album, they are holding this illustration competition.

The winners will design one of the teams of the 2018 World Cup for the legendary collector’s album. The distribution of the album in Switzerland, Germany, and further mainly European countries will offer you a great platform to present your work to a large audience. All artists represented in their album will receive a lump sum for their expenses, the amount of which will be determined by the sales figures of our album. And they will award cash prizes totaling 5,000 Swiss Francs (approx. 4,600 Euros) for the best works.

Tschutti heftli is hosting its illustration competition for the sixth time and this year, it is taking care of the artistic highlight of 2018 World Cup in Russia.

This time, the challenge is to design a portrait of one of the greatest footballers of all time: Diego Armando Maradona. You are free to choose how you want to do this: in 2-D or 3-D, in color or monochrome, digital or analogue, painted, pasted or drawn – whatever procedure suits you best for this task.

For more information and application details: www.tschuttiheft.li/wettbewerb-2/sammelalbum-3/


Open Call | 9th International Choreographic Captures Competiton

Deadline: 30 June 2017

Call for choreographic short films in a 60-second format.
For the 9th time, JOINT ADVENTURES is inviting choreographers, dancers, film and multi-media artists from throughout the world to develop new aesthetic approaches and visual languages for choreography and film in a 60-second format. We are searching for works that operate and experiment choreographically with the film medium.

Jury selection + prizes
The winners will be selected by an independent jury of experts. There are prizes in two categories. Monetary prizes will be awarded in the amount of up to 2.000,- EUR. In addition, prizes will be awarded in the “cinema” category; this includes the presentation of the winning films throughout Germany and Switzerland. Within the cooperation with Das Tanzfest.ch, the winning films will be included in the programs of the cities participating in Das Tanzfest.ch 2018. As part of the CHOREOGRAPHIC CAPTURES Loop-DVD they will also be screened at different European festivals.

Conditions of participation
Anyone can submit a film. The minimum age is 18. Only films of a maximum length of 60 seconds are eligible. They must have been completed after December 31st, 2014. There is no fee to submit.

Organizer
CHOREOGRAPHIC CAPTURES is a project of JOINT ADVENTURES – Walter Heun within the framework of ACCESS TO DANCE in cooperation with Das Tanzfest.ch.

www.choreooo.org


Open Call | The Rookies – International Student Competition 2017

Application deadline: 29 May

The Rookies – International Student Competition is opening for entries for 2017 soon and invites all artists to prepare their work.

The Competition has been created for young designers, creators, innovators, and artists, and this year it will be open for full portfolios of work.

Winners don’t get gift certificates and a hand shake, they take home a massive bounty of prizes including the latest gadgets, hardware, software, and media.

However, The Rookies isn’t just about winning jobs, internships, and scholarships. It’s about helping young artist’s realise there is a career path for them that doesn’t involve wearing a suit. It’s about learning from other creatives around the world and being genuinely inspired by their stories and achievements. Most importantly though, it’s about having the courage to show your work to the world, often for the very first time.

The Rookies 2017 will include the following competition categories:

  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Photography
  • Architecture
  • Industrial Design
  • Film Making
  • Web and Mobile
  • VFX and Animation
  • Next-Gen Gaming
  • Virtual Reality
  • Robotics

The selection is made based on: Overall Impression, Creative Skills, Technical Skills, Range of Skills, Complexity, Presentation, and Industry Employability.

Last year, during the inaugural event, the Competition received a total of 1,824 entries from 479 schools in 77 countries.

To enter The Rookies (THE ROOKIES) you (the Artist) must:

  • be 18 years or older.
  • Be able to show proof that you have studied, or are currently studying at a certified university, school, or online training facility between January 2016 and May 2017.

For more information see: www.therookies.co


Competition | Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2017

Deadline for applications: 28 April, 12 noon

This year’s Landscape Artist of the Year offers you the chance to win a £10,000 commission for a British institution’s permanent collection and £500 of art materials from Cass Art. Landscape Artist of The Year will film at stunning locations around the UK.

To enter the competition, you must complete and submit this application form and upload the following photographs;

PLEASE NOTE: Each photograph must be a JPEG file, and please ensure that it is well-lit, composed, and shows any detail such as brushstrokes and mark-making.

a – A photograph of your main landscape submission. This image should not include the frame or surroundings
b – A photograph of an additional landscape.
c – An optional third photograph of art from your portfolio. This does not have to be a landscape.
d – A passport-style photograph of yourself.

Further details on how to upload the correct size photograph can be found on the competition website.

Only one entry can be submitted per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted.

For terms and conditions see: www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/landscape-terms

To make an application visit: www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/landscape


The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club Portrait Commission Competition

Application deadline: Thursday, 27 April, midnight.

Prize/Commission: €20,000

The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club Portrait Competition 2017 invites artists to submit two drawings. One of Daniel O’Connell, founding member of the Stephen’s Green Club (1840 – 2005) and one of Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington – Patron of The Hibernian United Service Club (1832 – 2005) – both clubs merged in 2005 and celebrate almost 185 years of friendship among like minded individuals.

Commission:
The competition is open to artists working in 2D wall based visual art. The winning artist will be commissioned to complete two paintings, one of Daniel O’Connell and one of Sir Arthur Wellesley and these paintings will hang in The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club’s permanent art collection. Final paintings must be 100cm x 100cm square.

The commissioned portraits must be completed by 28 September 2017. The portaits will reside in The Clubs Dining Room so members and guests can once again dine among their ancestors, as is club tradition.

Site Visit:
Artists are invited to visit the Club and view the space where the finished works will be displayed on 14 March between 5 and 7pm or 21 March between 5 and 7pm.

Application:
Applications by email only. All emails must be marked for the attention of the Arts Competition Committee. Applications must include:

  • Digital images of the 2 artworks (JPEG, max. 3M)
  • Application form
  • Artists CV

The Arts Committee Judging Panel reserve the right to separate the commission should they decided to choose two artists to paint one portrait apiece.

By entering the Competition, entrants agree to assign their intellectual property rights to the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club and permit the Club to use the photos in any media, including online, for any purpose whatsoever. Entrants who do not agree to this use should not enter this Competition.

Entry form and full terms and conditions: Portrait Competition Application Form and Terms

Contact Martin Davis with any queries at solartireland@gmail.com or 0868582392.


Nikon Small World 2017 Photomicrography Competition

Deadline: 30 April

The Nikon Small World 2017 competition is now open for entry to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope.

The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques.

Winners will receive one of 20 prizes, sorted according to rank in the competition. First prize is $3,000 toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.

Each year, the top 20 prize-winners are exhibited at numerous museums and science centers throughout the United States and Canada.

Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope, such as one of the Nikon series of compound or stereoscopic microscopes. The use of Nikon equipment is however, not required. A photomicrograph is a technical document that can be of great significance to science or industry. But a good photomicrograph is also an image whose structure, color, composition, and content is an object of beauty, open to several levels of comprehension and appreciation.

Images awarded in other photomicrography competitions are not eligible.

The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, it has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

No Entry Fee.
For more information and to apply see: www.nikonsmallworld.com/photo/


Nikon Small World In Motion 2016 Video Competition

Deadline: 30 April

The Nikon Small World In Motion 2016 Video Competition has recently opened for entries, coming from all parts of the world.

This competition is an extension to the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition and dedicated strictly to movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope. It is held annually since 2011.

Winners will be awarded one of three prizes, sorted according to rank in the competition. First prize is $3,000 toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.

The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques. Entries submitted to Nikon are then judged by an independent panel of experts who are recognized authorities in the area of photomicrography and photography. These entries are judged on the basis of originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact.

A movie that has won any other competition is not eligible to win this contest.

The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

No Entry Fee.
For more information and to apply see: www.nikonsmallworld.com/swim/info


Open Call | Extended Deadline: Fulbright Engage Video Competition

Application deadline: Monday 6 March, 5pm

Through the Fulbright Engage Video Competition, the Fulbright Commission in Ireland seeks submissions from students of Multimedia / Design to develop and deliver a fresh and engaging short video that will promote the Fulbright Irish Awards and showcase creative talent in Ireland.

The competition winner will receive a generous prize which includes a one-week trip to Manhattan in New York, including return flights, accommodation and spending money, plus an opportunity to visit The Museum of Modern Art, New York, to shadow the MoMA Design Studio team, and to visit the School of Media Studies at The New School, to take part in classroom visits, tour of facilities, meetings with students and faculty.

Video production costs are included in the prize money, and the winning campaign will be showcased on the Fulbright Ireland website and social media channels. The aim of the campaign is to showcase the talent amongst creative students in Ireland, and to raise awareness of the Fulbright Irish Awards, which annually offer grants and support for Irish and E.U. citizens to undertake study, research or teaching the USA.

The Fulbright Engage Video Competition is open to current undergraduate and postgraduate students, or graduates who completed their studies in 2016, in the areas of multimedia, film, animation, design or other relevant fields.

Applicants must be Irish citizens, or E.U. citizens who have been resident in the Republic of Ireland for the last three years.

Videos may include animation, stop motion, voxpops, sizzle reels, interviews with Fulbright Alumni, or other innovative media.

Applicants must firstly email emma.loughney@fulbright.ie to indicate your interest and then compile your Proposal.

For further information on how to apply please visit www.fulbright.ie/video-competition


Open Call | STARTS Prize 2017

Deadline: 3 March

STARTS Prize 2017 – Grand prize of the European Commission honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts.

Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are launching a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. This follows the launch of a new activity in the European Commission named STARTS: Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS.

Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe will be facing in the near future. The role of artists thus is no longer seen to be just about propagating scientific and technological knowledge and skills among the general public but much more as a kind of catalyst that can inspire and trigger innovative processes. The artistic practice of creative exploration and experimental appropriation of new technologies has a wide reaching potential to contribute to the development of new products and new economic, social and business models. Accordingly, the STARTS Prize focuses on artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and on innovative forms of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of art and culture.

Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: one for artistic exploration, and thus projects with the potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative collaboration between industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation.

Grand Prize—Artistic Exploration
Awarded for artistic exploration and art works where appropriation by the arts has a strong potential to influence or alter the use, deployment or perception of technology.

Grand Prize—Innovative Collaboration
Awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts that opens new pathways for innovation.

For more information and application details see: starts-prize.aec.at/en/open-call/


Water Integrity Network Photo Competition 2017

WIN (Water Integrity Network) is currently accepting entries in their annual photo competition, dedicated to wastewater management.

How does corruption and malpractice affect water and wastewater management? Your photos could have the power to reflect how increased water integrity can change the water sector and improve lives.

For the Water Integrity Network’s annual photo competition, share your vision! Submit up to two photos showing the impact of corruption and/or integrity at work in wastewater management. You can win $1,000, $500 and $250 in photography equipment!

To participate, send in one to two photos before 23:59 CET on 31 January 2017 with captions, along with a signed competition terms form at winphotocomp@win-s.org.

The jury will select the winner by considering the following criteria:

  • balance,
  • message,
  • aesthetic quality, and
  • caption.

Terms and Conditions can be found on the Water Integrity Network’s website.
www.waterintegritynetwork.net/2016/10/31/photo-competition/


Open Call | Fulbright Engage Video Competition

Application deadline: Tuesday 21 February, 5pm

Through the Fulbright Engage Video Competition, the Fulbright Commission in Ireland seeks submissions from students of Multimedia / Design to develop and deliver a fresh and engaging short video that will promote the Fulbright Irish Awards and showcase creative talent in Ireland.

The competition winner will receive a generous prize which includes a one-week trip to Manhattan in New York, including return flights, accommodation and spending money, plus an opportunity to visit The Museum of Modern Art, New York, to shadow the MoMA Design Studio team, and to visit the School of Media Studies at The New School, to take part in classroom visits, tour of facilities, meetings with students and faculty.

Video production costs are included in the prize money, and the winning campaign will be showcased on the Fulbright Ireland website and social media channels. The aim of the campaign is to showcase the talent amongst creative students in Ireland, and to raise awareness of the Fulbright Irish Awards, which annually offer grants and support for Irish and E.U. citizens to undertake study, research or teaching the USA.

The Fulbright Engage Video Competition is open to current undergraduate and postgraduate students, or graduates who completed their studies in 2016, in the areas of multimedia, film, animation, design or other relevant fields.

Applicants must be Irish citizens, or E.U. citizens who have been resident in the Republic of Ireland for the last three years.

Videos may include animation, stop motion, voxpops, sizzle reels, interviews with Fulbright Alumni, or other innovative media.

Applicants must firstly email emma.loughney@fulbright.ie to indicate your interest and then compile your Proposal.

For further information on how to apply please visit www.fulbright.ie/video-competition


Open Call | The Humanity Photo Awards 2017

hpa2017logo-final-version2Deadline: 15 April

The Humanity Photo Awards (HPA) is a biennial photography contest focusing on folklore cultures, including portrait and costume, architecture, living custom, production and commerce, festivities and traditional rites. It was founded in 1998 by China Folklore Photographic Association and has the support of UNESCO’s since its 2nd session in 2000. HPA aims to encourage photographers, both amateur and professional, all over the world to document folklore cultures in an extensive and profound way. During the past 18 years, photographers from 162 countries have participated in HPA and HPA has accumulated images about folklore phenomena of 178 countries and regions in the world.

HPA 2017 is an international photo contest that is free to enter and open to all photographers who love to capture the vibrancy of cultures and peoples through the power of imagery.

Five awards will be offered in accordance with the judging criteria: Grand Awards, Documentary Awards, Jury’s Special Awards, Nomination Awards and Performance Awards. All prize-winning photographers will be invited to attend the award ceremony and related events that last for 3 to 6 days. 6 Grand Awards winners will receive US$2,000 of cash prize and transport allowance.

Submit entries only via: www.hpa.org.cn

Entry Guidelines: www.hpa.org.cn/attachs/hpa2017/hpa2017_en.pdf


Cultural Innovation International Prize | Climate Change Second Award 2016-2017

cultural-innovation-international-prizeDeadline: 31 January 2017

How can culture defy climate change? The second award of the Cultural Innovation International Prize encourages projects that offer imaginative and effective solutions to one of the biggest global problems of the 21st century. The winning proposal will be included in an exhibition on the subject at the CCCB (Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona).

The prize is open to innovative cultural projects that raise awareness about climate change, empowering and involving society actively in the global commitment to environmental responsibility.

– Is designed so that the winning proposal can be featured in the framework of the exhibition «After the End of the World» in October 2017. If applicable, the project will be loaned space at Beta Station, a laboratory space adjoining the Centre’s galleries.

– Includes prize money of 20,000 euros to develop the winning proposal.

I- s open to projects in the framework of the third culture (proposals that explore links between art, science, humanities and technology), education (informative and educational formats that involve educators, children, young people and families) or citizen-led innovation (new tools, platforms and programmes for collective participation and the design of ideas for social transformation).

For guidelines and application details see: www.cccb.org/en/framework/file/climate-change/224133