About Singapore International Photography Festival
Scheduled to take place from 8 to 31 October 2008, the Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is the first event of its kind in Southeast Asia. This biennial festival strives to provide a platform for local and Southeast Asian artists to showcase their works alongside their international peers in various venues across Singapore. Central to the SIPF is a series of short workshops and lectures facilitated by curators and senior photographers for 30 selected Southeast Asian photographers under the age of 35. Along with the official exhibitions and programme, there is SIPF Fringe which counts on participation of arts galleries, arts spaces and education institutions to promote the appreciation of photography across Singapore.
The SIPF committee is made up of volunteers and relies on the good will and support from various institutions, corporate organisation and the public to make this festival a reality.
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SIPF Open Call Submission
The fesitval is looking for:
a) Exhibition proposals by photographers and artists (henceforth referred to collectively as "artists"). This section is open to all artists with no age limit.
b) Participants for the portfolio review/workshops/lectures (which will run from 8 to 15 October 2008) in Singapore. This is only open to 30 selected participants holding Southeast Asian passports with priority given to those under the age of 35.
An artist can only submit a maximum of two projects for the festival.
If you are eligible for (b), your proposal will automatically be considered for the exhibition.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Applicants for either (a) or (b) must send in a Project Submission
Each project submission should include:
1) a resume (not more than two A4-size pages),
The resume should include your
a) name and contact details
b) date of birth
2) a one-paragraph bio (about 200 words)
3) an artist's statement (not more than two A4-size pages).
The artist's statement should include:
a) your name
b) a clear explanation about your work
c) how the work should be presented (prints, self-made books, video, etc)
d) year(s) in which it is made.
4) Jpeg images (in a zipped folder, if possible)
a) do not send more than seven images for each project.
b) each image in 72 dpi, compression 7-8, and with its shorter side at 10cm.
c) if necessary, include a caption list in a Microsoft Word document.
Send one project in one email. All documents should be in Microsoft Word format.
Do not resend your resume and bio if you are submitting two projects.
Do not send prints or CDs/DVDs to the festival.
All submissions will be archived by the festival.
Respective submissions must be made electronically to : exhibition[at]sipf.com.sg (Exhibition)
workshop[at]sipf.com.sg (Wokrshop/Portfolio Review)
All submissions to have name/country on email subject line
Example: Workshop submission: Ali Baba/Singapore
Submission call will close on 31st May 2008.
Results will be announced on the SIPF website (www.sipf.com.sg) on July 2008. Only the selected artists will be notified by email.
For general enquiries, please send to info[at]sipf.com.sg
About Exhibition Proposals
There is no theme to the festival. Photography must be used in the process of creating the work. All genres of photography are accepted.
International artists especially those working in underrepresented and misrepresented regions are welcomed to submit their works. Submissions by Southeast Asian artists will be given priority. There is no age limit for this section.
The SIPF is especially keen to showcase independent, long-term or ongoing projects. The festival is not interested in single images. It will also be difficult, though not impossible, to showcase works completed more than five years ago.
Submitted works may be presented in prints, self-made books, video, or any other format as suggested by the artist. Due to budgetary concerns, the SIPF prefers print-based works. The festival is unable to showcase handmade prints unless the selected artist is willing to pay for the courier fee. Epson (Singapore Pte Ltd) is the official printer for SIPF.
About Portfolio Review/Workshops/Lectures
The portfolio review/workshops are only open to 30 selected artists holding Southeast Asian passports. Southeast Asian countries include Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei and East Timor. Official SIPF lectures are open to additional 30 participants on top the 30 selected artists.
As this is a non profit event run by volunteers, each Singaporean artist selected for the portfolio review/workshops/lectures will be required to pay a subsidised amount of S$100 to help cover the cost of workshop and materials.
Festival Grant Assistance: Each artist from the rest of the Southeast Asian countries selected for the portfolio review/workshops/lectures is qualified to apply for a grant to partially fund her or his trip to the festival. The grant will help to cover the costs of the workshops, materials and part of their travel expenses on a reimbursement basis.
All artists retain the creator's right to the submitted works. If a project is selected, the artist is obliged to temporarily transfer her or his right of the images to the SIPF, so that (1) the images can be produced for the exhibition, (2) used in the festival's publicity drive and (3) shown in subsequent tours. The artist will be credited each and every time her or his work is used.
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