Open Call | Roscommon Arts Centre Contemporary Photography Award 2017

photography-award-bannerDeadline: 8 December

The RAC Contemporary Photography Award is a legacy project following on from the highly successful exhibition by world renowned British photographer Martin Parr at Roscommon Arts Centre in 2016. The aim of the award is to provide a photographer with the opportunity to produce a body of work for exhibition at Roscommon Arts Centre and Belfast Exposed Futures Gallery along with a potential tour to two other venues, funding pending, in 2017. An online gallery of the winning works will appear on

Martin Parr will select the winner from a national call open submission.

The Prize includes:

  • A budget of €2000 towards production costs of a body of work
  • A solo exhibition at Roscommon Arts Centre in April 2017
  • A solo exhibition at Belfast Exposed Futures Gallery in 2017
  • A potential tour to 2 other venues

Criteria for submission

  • Work must be produced and available for exhibition in April 2017
  • Photographer must reside in Ireland
  • Submissions should be comprised of images intended for exhibition.
  • An up to date C.V.
  • A statement outlining the context for the proposed exhibition.

Online gallery in Irish Times: Early January 2017

Exhibition Roscommon: April 2017

Submission must be send by wetransfer to:

Inquiries only to:

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