Parallel Open Call 2018 - New Artists and New Curators

UGM | Maribor Art Gallery is part of the European Union supported platform PARALLEL, which is a platform bringing together European cultural institutions working in the field of photography with an aim to provide training, visibility and promotion to the next generation of European photographers and curators.

It's with great joy that we let you know that the Parallel Open Call 2018 - New Artists and New Curators is now open! The selected artists and curators will be part of the second cycle of PARALLEL - European Photo Based Platform, starting in June 2018 and ending in September 2019.

The new artists and curators interested in taking part in the second cycle of PARALLEL have until May 4th to send us your application. Call open internationally.

More info here:
New Artists Open Call at Picter: https://www.picter.com/parallel/open-call-2018/
New Curators Open Call at Call for Curators: https://www.callforcurators.com/2018/03/15/parallel-open-call-2018-new-curators/
and: parallelping@procurartepong.org

About Parallel Open Call 2018 - New Artists and New Curators
This call aim is to select 30 new artists working with photography and 8 new curators working with photography/new media/visual arts that will be participating in the PARALLEL Platform 2nd Cycle, which occurs between June 2018 and September 2019. If selected, you’ll be taking part in one of the most innovative creative processes going from scratch to the exhibition, alongside with 37 other artists and curators.

The jurors are looking for new artists and curators who fit the following definition:
Be in the early stage 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 // Have curated no more than 2/3 exhibitions in a festival/museum; Lack international exposure.

The call is open internationally to all new artists working with photography and curators working with photography/new media/visual arts who fit in the above-mentioned definition; Selection will be made paying attention to gender balance and diversity; There’s no specific theme.

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

Members of Parallel: 
PROCUR.ARTE, Lisbon, Portugal
CAPA CENTER, Budapest, Hungary
CENTRO ARTES JOSÉ DE GUIMARÃES, Guimarães, Portugal
LE CHÂTEAU D'EAU, Toulouse, France
FONDAZIONE FOTOGRAFIA MODENA, Modena, Italy
FORMAT FESTIVAL – DERBY QUAD, Derby, UK
FOTO FESTIVAL – FOUNDATION OF VISUAL EDUCATION, Lodz, Poland
GALLERI IMAGE, Aarhus, Denmark
ISSP, Riga, Latvia
KATALOG MAGAZINE, Kerteminde, Denmark
LANDSKRONA FOTO, Landskrona, Sweden
KAUNAS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY, Kaunas, Lithuania
UGM / MARIBOR ART GALLERY, Maribor, Slovenia
THE FINNISH MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Helsinki, Finland
MUSÉE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE SHARLEROI, Charleroi, Belgium
ORGAN VIDA, Zagreb, Croatia
PHOTOIRELAND, Dublin, Ireland
TRIENNALE DER PHOTOGRAHIE HAMBURG, Hamburg, Germany


PARALLEL is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.