Open Society Foundations’ Exhibition & Grant: Moving Walls 24

Deadline: 14 April 2017

The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting submissions for a new joint exhibition and grant opportunity “Moving Walls 24” that engages with ideas of resistance and embraces the role and agency of artists themselves in shaping our societies.

Selected projects will be exhibited in the next installment of an ongoing Moving Walls exhibition series, opening in October 2017 at the Open Society Foundations–New York.

Proposals are invited on work that engages with topics of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/expression, religion, nationality, and immigration status from a variety of perspectives. We encourage applicants to interpret these themes broadly.

A wide range of photo- and image-based approaches, including documentary photography, conceptual documentary, archival images, curated or aggregated projects, social practice, video art, interactive media, and projects that use photography and/or associated metadata as the basis for information art are welcomed. Projects may be contemporary, or include historical material.

Funding Information

Selected artists will receive a grant of $20,000–$30,000 to support ongoing or future work on these themes.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be photographers and artists who bring expertise and new insight to an issue; who demonstrate a high level of artistic ability or excellence; and who have the skills, track record, and capacity to realize the proposed grant project.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to visual activism or resistance through their past and ongoing work, and must have worked on at least 2 projects related to these themes.
  • Projects considered for exhibition may be part of a larger, ongoing body of work, but the Moving Walls exhibit will be curated from work that already exists (funds will not be provided to shoot new work specifically for the exhibition).
  • Projects considered for the grant may be part of a larger, ongoing body of work, or may be a new body of work related to the broader themes of the exhibit.
  • Projects that include lobbying activities will not be funded.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Moving Walls 24.

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