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Open Call for Artists and Curators: PARALLEL

By 15/03/2018February 24th, 2019News, Parallel Platform

For the first cycle of PARALLEL – European Photo Based Platform, each partner organisation put forward emerging artists and curators to partake in the platform. They are currently preparing for their exhibitions in venues around Europe. Now, for the second cycle, an International Open Call for emerging artists and curators is open!

Through this call, 30 emerging artists and 8 emerging curators working with photography (new media or visual arts) will be selected to participate in the PARALLEL Platform’s second cycle – taking place June 2018-September 2019. If selected, you’ll be taking part in a series of creative processes, working towards the exhibition from scratch, alongside 37 other artists and curators. The call is open internationally, with an open theme, and attention will be paid to gender balance and diversity.

The jurors are looking for emerging artists and curators who fit the following criteria:

  • Are in the early stages of her/his career
  • Show significant artistic potential
  • Be defined by artistic practice engaged with contemporary discourse
  • Have had no more than 2 individual and/or 3 collective exhibitions in a festival/museum (Artists)
  • Have curated no more than 2/3 exhibitions in a festival/museum (Curators)
  • Lack international exposure


Parallel Open Call 2018 Jury:
Esther Teichmann, Artist
Jörg Colberg, Conscientious Magazine
Louise Clements, QUAD & FORMAT International Photography Festival
Nuno Ricou Salgado, PARALLEL Platform
Simona Vidmar, Maribor Art Gallery

Apply before May 4th:
Curators Open Call Details
Artists Open Call Details

The 18 partners of PARALLEL – European Photo Based Platform are: (Lisbon, Portugal)
Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães (Guimarães, Portugal)
ISSP (Riga, Latvia)
Le Chateau d’Eau (Toulouse, France)
Triennale der Photographie Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)
FORMAT Festival – Derby QUAD (Derby, UK)
Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki, Finland)
Fondazione Fotografia Modena (Modena, Italy)
Foto Festiwal – Foundation of Visual Education (Lodz, Poland)
Galleri Image (Aarhus, Denmark)
KATALOG Magazine (Kerteminde, Denmark)
Landskrona Foto (Landskrona, Sweden)
Kaunas Photography Gallery (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Maribor Art Gallery (Maribor, Slovenia)
Musée de la Photographie de Charleroi (Charleroi, Belgium)
Organ Vida (Zagreb, Croatia)
Capa Center (Budapest, Hungary)
PhotoIreland Festival (Dublin, Ireland)

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme EU