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Epson International Pano Awards

WHO:

The Open competition is open to professional, non-professional/amateur and student photographers.

The Amateur competition is open to non-professional and student photographers only.

The VR/360 competition is open to professional, non-professional/amateur and student photographers.

WHAT:

The fourth Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the art of panoramic photography. Advances in digital photography and software such as PTGui and Adobe Photoshop has resulted in an explosion in image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well.

The winners and top scoring entries will also be displayed by Epson Australia at The Digital Show in Melbourne.

WHEN:

Earlybird entries are open until Sunday, July 13, 2014.

LINK:

http://www.thepanoawards.com/

The GCA Presents the Annual Portrait Sketch Competition

WHO:

The competition is open to all artists. Students and professionals, young and old, are encouraged to apply.

WHAT:

Alla prima painting has become an exciting part of our community. We are excited to host this fun, challenging late summer event! Ten finalists selected from online applications will compete together in the same studio to paint six different models over three days. There will be a morning and an afternoon model each day:

Three day competition schedule:
Daily painting sessions: 9am-1pm; 2-6pm
Lunch break with studios open to public, 1-2pm
Awards Party on final evening, 7-9pm

The GCA will provide easels and tabourets. Finalists are asked to bring their own painting materials: oil paints, brushes, drawing board, canvas (any type). Scale of head is generally 1/2 life-sized to life-sized. Only Gamsol or Odorless Turpenoid are allowed in the studios. Turpentine and mineral spirits may not be used while at GCA.

WHEN:

Applications due July 1st.

LINK:

http://www.grandcentralacademy.org/portrait-sketch-competition.php

La Napoule Art Foundation Residency

WHO:

LNAF Residencies are open to all emerging and established artists over the age of 18 with no limitation on artistic discipline or nationality. Participants are expected to be able to communicate effectively in English or French.

WHAT:

This residency offers up to ten artists a five week period to live and work at the Château de La Napoule. At its core is a belief in the value of the shared experience of personal, professional and artistic discovery that takes place within a supportive environment of peers. This program promotes opportunities for cross-cultural dialogue, artistic exchange and exploration of a shared interest in the greater good.

Residents are housed in single rooms in the recently renovated Villa Marguerite, located across a small street from the Château. LNAF provides each resident with a studio space in which to work. Studios are located throughout the Château property, some inside the castle and some in towers on its grounds.

WHEN:

Fall 2014 Interdisciplinary Group Residency Deadline: May 1, 2014
Residency Dates: October 14 – November 11, 2014

LINK:

http://www.lnaf.org/residency-information-and-eligibility/

The Chinati Foundation Internship

WHO:

Students, recent graduates and young professionals. Although Chinati’s internships are geared toward students pursuing degrees in art, architecture, art history, conservation, or museum studies, the museum welcomes applicants of all ages and backgrounds.

WHAT:

During extended stays at Chinati, interns gain exposure to various aspects of the museum’s daily operations, working closely with staff, resident artists, visiting scholars, architects, and museum professionals. Interns play an essential role in the museum’s daily operations and gain valuable experience for future courses of study and careers in museum and arts administration. As compensation, the Museum offers interns a modest stipend of $100 per week and a furnished apartment on the Chinati grounds.

WHEN:

Conservation Internship: starting in January, 2015, deadline is October 15, 2014.

Education and Public Programs Internship: application deadline is November 1, 2014

LINK:

http://www.chinati.org/information/internships.php

Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014

WHO:

Contest is open to all individuals age 18 years or older who are students in an accredited institution of higher education. The contest is not open to any resident of the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. Therefore residents of these countries/regions are not eligible to participate.

WHAT:

Both individuals and groups may enter up to three unique projects in the following categories during the entire duration of the contest:

Interactive Experience Media Segment: Web + App Design, Game Art and Design, Installation Design, Digital Publishing

Video and Motion Media Segment: Animation, Editing and Post-Production, Motion Graphics

Traditional Media Segment: Illustration, Packaging, Photography, Print Communications

WHEN:

Deadline:  June 20, 2014

LINK:

http://www.adobeawards.com/us/compete/rules/

Sylvia Harris Citizen Design Award

WHO:

The Sylvia Harris Citizen Design Award is for practicing professionals from all design disciplines (graphic, product, architecture, interior, interactive, service design, etc.). Applicants must have a minimum of one year of professional design experience. Applicants must be based in the United States and the projects must be implemented in the United States in their own community or in a community in which they are deeply embedded.

WHAT:

Professional designers that have developed a strong project concept to ignite change in their community, along with a well researched and thought out plan for execution, will have the opportunity to apply for the Sylvia Harris Citizen Design Award for $10,000 toward implementation of the project.

Professional designers may apply with a thoroughly developed project that meets the following broad parameters: Addresses a pressing social issue within the designer’s community (or a community in which the designer is deeply embedded), Can be implemented within that community in a timely manner, Will deliver positive results that can be measured, Projects must be feasible and applicants must clearly demonstrate the ability to execute and follow through with the implementation process.

WHEN:

August 1, 2014

LINK:

http://designigniteschange.org/pages/58-awards-sylvia-harris-citizen-design-award

2014 Audience Engagement Grant Program

WHO:

The Audience Engagement Grant supports documentary photographers, photo-based artists, and socially engaged practitioners who use their work to move target audiences beyond the act of looking, to directly participate in activities or processes that lead to change around an issue. Individuals who establish meaningful partnerships with others committed to realizing change and who bring a complementary set of skills and expertise.

WHAT:

Projects that use photography or photo-based art creatively and innovatively to reach a project’s unique audience. Projects with goals that are ambitious, yet realistic and achievable

Beginning this year, we will offer two tracks of support for individuals at different phases of their Audience Engagement projects.

Track One: Project Development: Grantees will receive funding to attend an Open Society–organized retreat in December of 2014. This event will be designed in collaboration with Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program, whose nationally recognized workshops provide participants with essential practical tools and strategies to help them move their project and career goals forward. Attendees will become part of a larger Audience Engagement Grant cohort, with opportunities to connect both during the conference and after.

Track Two: Project Implementation: Grantees will receive funding to execute (or continue executing) their projects as well as attend December’s retreat.

WHEN:

Deadline July 8, 2014

LINK:

http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/audience-engagement-grant

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