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2nd France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award 2013
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SOCIETE GENERALE Gallery
Alliance Française de Singapour

Alliance Française de Singapour is organising the 2nd France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award. This award aims to feature visual artists from France and Singapore who use the base medium of photography. It provides a platform to showcase the art of the creative talents from both countries to an international audience, hence creating awareness of the experimental and emerging styles of photographic art. It is also organised to promote exchange of artistic knowledge, experiences and ideas between the artists from France and Singapore.

A selection of works will be conducted to pick the group of Finalists from all proposals submitted in this open call. A group exhibition for the finalist will be held in July from this Call for Proposals. A judging session will be conducted during the Finalist exhibition to determine the WINNER of this programme. He or she will win a solo exhibition in Alliance Française de Singapour in 2014*. The selection for the WINNER will be conducted by 3 judges from the creative industry. Applicants are required to propose for a series of art works based on a photographic medium and are allowed any form of presentation of the final art works (e.g. photographic prints, photographic video work, mixed media, etc).

CRITERIA

-French or Singaporeans (including residents) to apply.
-Art works can be created using conventional or contemporary media, preferably not bigger than 1.5m (width) x 1.5m (height) x 0.5m (depth).
-Art works will be selected by potential in creating new styles of art or possessing an experimentation perspective of art creation.
-Artists will be selected by Alliance Française de Singapour committee to exhibit in the Finalists group show.

DATES

Open Call CLOSES 21 May 2013*
Finalists to be determined by 31 May 2013*

SUBMISSION: CONTENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN PROPOSALS
1) Letter of interest and Artist Statement (100 – 500 words) in Doc format
2) Images – of est. 1MB for each image – of up to five (5) art works (Current or idea proposed for the exhibition)
3) Artist Biography (100 – 300 words) in Doc format

Please send in your proposals (with the contents stated above) via Email to fspaa2013@gmail.com or post to :

Benedict Tan
Gallery Manager
Alliance Française de Singapour
1 Sarkies Road
Singapore 258130

Deadline for submission of proposals is 21 May 2013*.
Results for the group show will be informed by end of 31 May 2013*.

FINALISTS GROUP EXHIBITION DETAILS

Opening: 23 July 2013*

Running: from 24 July – 14 August 2013*

Time given for Finalist show setup: 1 Day for Transportation, 3 Days for installation.

Media: Print, Installations, mixed media works or presentations based on photographic materials.

Presentation Extend: Any form of presenting method preferably not bigger than 1.5m (width) x 1.5m (height) x 0.5m (depth).

– Artists can propose up to 5 art works, but not all art works submitted by the artist will be selected by the FSPAA committee.

– Artists will provide their own materials and devices.

Transport and Setup (Local/ Singapore):
– AF will cover transportation cost to and fro for art works stored locally (in Singapore).
– Artists based in Singapore are required to be present on delivery and to provide condition report.
– Artists based in Singapore are responsible for their own setup. Alliance Française crew will assist when they are available.

Transport and Setup (Located Overseas):
– AF may provide full or partial transportation cost for art works located overseas.
– Softcopy can be sent over to Singapore for production on a basis that local production is cheaper. AF may provide full or partial production reimbursement.
– Artists residing overseas are not obliged to provide condition checks nor setup the show in Singapore. An instruction from him or her will then be necessary if he or she is not present for the setup.
– The WINNER of this programme will be notified at the opening ceremony of the group show in July 2013*.
– The WINNER will be offered a solo exhibition in Alliance Française de Singapour in 2014*.

*Dates subjected to changes.

For more enquiries you may contact:
Benedict Tan
Gallery Manager, Alliance Francaise de Singapour
+65 6833 9314 | benedict@alliancefrancaise.org.sg

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