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08 Aug 2011

Brighton Photo Fringe Open 2011 - Call for Submissions

Open 2011 - Call for Submissions
Brighton Photo Fringe


Deadline for Curators:
5pm Monday 15 August 2011
Deadline for Artists:
5pm Monday 12 September 2011


Brighotn Photo Fringe
School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH

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Brighton Photo Fringe is pleased to launch Open 2011, an experimental open submission platform for both photographic artists and curators.

Call for Submissions from Curators
Deadline: 5pm Monday 15 August 2011

Call for Submissions from Photographers and Lens-Based Artists
Deadline: 5pm Monday 12 September 2011

• Open 2011
During the interim period between the 2010 and 2012 festivals, Brighton Photo Fringe in partnership with Metro Print and Phoenix Brighton will be holding Open 2011. Open to everyone everywhere, Open 2011 will be an international platform that enables artists and curators to work together to explore the possibilities of photography and exhibition formats.

Mentor curator Charlotte Cotton (writer and curator, Creative Director, National Media Museum, London) will work closely with a group of selected curators to develop an exhibition in dialogue with the selected artists. Selected works will be printed, mounted and framed by Metro Print and the exhibition will be held at Phoenix Brighton from 19 November to 18 December 2011.

• Call for Submissions from Curators
Open to everyone everywhere. Applicants do not need to have previous curatorial experience.

Curators Submission Materials:
Completed application form.
CV or description of relevant experience. Maximum 2-pages A4.
Send submissions to:

Curators Further Information and Downloads:
Curators Deadline: 5pm Monday 15 August 2011

• Call for Submissions from Photographers and Lens-Based Artists
Open to everyone everywhere working with photographic and lens-based media.

Photographers and Lens-Based Artists Submission Materials:

1. Up to 10 examples of existing works, e.g. photographs, moving images via hyperlinks, publications, webworks. Maximum 10MB in total.
2. Proposal for new work or intervention (optional).
3. Completed application form.
4. Artist's CV. Maximum 2-pages A4.
5. £10 submission fee. Paid via PayPal.
Send submissions to:

Photographers and Lens-Based Artists Further Information and Downloads:
Photographers and Lens-Based Artists Deadline: 5pm Monday 12 September 2011

• About Brighton Photo Fringe
Brighton Photo Fringe is an artist-led organisation that supports photographers and lens-based artists by creating platforms, coordinating participatory projects and opening up exhibition spaces. Showcasing the best of current photographic practice, Brighton Photo Fringe aims to increase access to and participation in high quality photographic exhibitions and events.

Every two years Brighton Photo Fringe coordinates a city-wide festival in partnership with Brighton Photo Biennial. In 2010 the festival included over 180 exhibitions, projects and events, over 300 exhibitors and had an audience in the region of 140,000. See for further information.

Brighton Photo Fringe is supported by University of Sussex, School of Media Film and Music, Brighton and Hove City Council and the National Lottery through Arts Council England