Photography Grants and Open Calls (June 2011)

Every month, we try to collect information about grants, exhibitions, residencies, open calls, portfolio reviews, etc., that might interest you. Here are some current goings-on at Hey Hot Shot, Photolucida, the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival, and the Center For Fine Art Photography:

The Hey, Hot Shot! First Edition 2011 Competition

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Hey, Hot Shot! is an international competition for photographers at all stages of their careers seeking greater exposure, recognition, and support for their work. One part of Jen Bekman Projectswhich also includes Jen Bekman Gallery and 20×200Hey, Hot Shot! provides an ongoing platform for photographers.

What you get: 5 photographers participate in a two-week group exhibition at Jen Bekman Gallery in NYC. 1 photographer receives 2 years of representation from Jen Bekman Gallery, a full-length solo exhibition, and a $10,000 honorarium
Who can apply: Anyone
It’s gonna set you back: $80
Who’s gonna see your work: Stephen Frailey, Todd Hido, Darius Himes, Nion McEvoy, Lesley A. Martin, Kent Rogowski, Jenni Holder, and Raul Gutierrez
When’s the deadline: June 22nd, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. (EDT)

To apply, please visit: The Hey, Hot Shot! website

Photolucida’s Critical Mass 2011

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Photolucida is an arts non-profit whose mission is to provide platforms that expand, inspire, educate and connect the international photography community.

Critical Mass is an annual online program that makes connections within the photography community. Photographers submit a portfolio of 10 images. Through a pre-screening process, the field is narrowed to a group of 200 Finalists who go on to have their work viewed and voted on by over 200 esteemed international photography professionals. From the Finalist group, the Top 50 are named, and a series of awards are given, including at least one monograph each year.

What you get: Photolucida will publish a monograph for at least one photographer from among the top-scoring finalists.
Who can apply: Anyone
It’s gonna set you back: $75 for US submissions, $90 for international submissions (If you’re one of the 200 Finalists, you have to pay an additional $200 fee)
Who’s gonna see your work: Part 1: Pre-Screening committee: Susan Baraz, Bevin Bering Dubrowski, Roy Flukinger, Lauren Henkin, Stu Levy, Wally Mason, Lesley Meyer, Blue Mitchell, Laura Moya, Claire Annette, Shawn Records, Tina Schelhorn, P. Elaine Sharpe, George Slade, Christina Spielvogel, Susan Spiritus, Paula Tognarelli, and Laura Valenti. Part 2: Full panel of more than 200 jurors.
When’s the deadline: Registration is open through July 15

To register, please visit: The Critical Mass 2011 Registration page

Atlanta Celebrates Photography Portfolio Review

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Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation of the photographic arts and the enrichment of the Atlanta art community. ACP hosts an annual, citywide photography festival in October: the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival.

The ACP Portfolio Review and Walk offers artists the opportunity to meet with highly respected curators, dealers, editors, and agency representatives from across the United States and beyond. The Portfolio Walk (following the review sessions) gives participating photographers the opportunity to present their work to the general public at an evening reception, open to all.

What you get: 51 photographers will be accepted, and each will receive a minimum of five 20 minute, face to face reviews. Review participants may select their choice of reviewers.
Who can apply: Anyone
It’s gonna set you back: Free to apply. If accepted, the fee is $300.
Who are the jurors: Brett Abbott, Michael Itkoff, Steven Kasher, Michael Kochman, Alexandra La Faou and Gordon Watkinson, Michael Mazzeo, Brenda Massie, Kevin Miller, Jennifer Schwartz, Anna Skillman, Katherine Ware, and Wendy Watriss.
When’s the deadline: Registration is open through July 15

To register, please visit: The ACP 2011 Portfolio Review Application page

Portfolio ShowCase Volume 5

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Founded in 2004, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit organization supported by donations, grants, and memberships.

There is no theme for this exhibition. The images will be evaluated as a cohesive body of work, rather than individual images. Fifteen photographers will be chosen to display their twelve-image portfolios in the Center’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 5 book and online exhibition.

What you get: Each participant will be included in the Center’s Online Gallery exhibition as well as published in the Portfolio ShowCase Volume 5 Book. Select artists also will receive a blog feature at the Center’s blog PERSPECTIVES
Who can apply: Anyone
It’s gonna set you back: $65 for members, $85 for non-members
Who’s gonna see your work: Chris Pichler, the founder and publisher of Nazraeli Press
When’s the deadline: September 14th, 2011

For more information, please visit: The Portfolio ShowCase Volume 5 page

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