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Open Call

FOTOHOF>CALLING is a format that offers artists a platform to present their current projects in a professional context. As an association founded by artists and photographers, FOTOHOF wants to enter into a dialogue with producers of contemporary artistic photography and create a place to promote the exchange between artists and experts from the scene. Projects that are not older than 3 years and have not yet been shown in institutional exhibitions are invited to submit.

Event: FOTOHOF>CALLING will take place on Saturday, 5 October 2024 in Salzburg. Ten artists will be invited to present their work on site and discuss it with the other participants, the FOTOHOF team and selected guests from the Austrian art and culture scene. At the end of the discussion rounds, participants will be invited to exchange ideas and network with the artists who have travelled to the event. For this purpose, the presented projects will be prepared for viewing on tables in our workshop rooms and a pre-selection of approx. 25 submitted positions will be shown publicly by means of a projection at Inge-Morath-Platz.

Print & web publication: The pre-selection of approx. 25 submitted works will be published on calling.fotohof.at and in printed form as a magazine. This will be offered free of charge in the FOTOHOF>EDITION programme at festivals and trade fairs and will give additional visibility to the FOTOHOF>CALLING format and the selected works.


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  • How does the application process work?

    Every artist working on a current project is invited to participate. A coherent project can be submitted, which will be presented and discussed during the event. The project can be in the process of being developed or already finalised. The works should not be older than 3 years and should not have been shown in institutional exhibitions before. From the submitted works, a jury will make a pre-selection of 23 artists whose works will be presented online at calling.fotohof.at. Out of this pre-selection, 10 positions will be invited to Salzburg for the event on 5 October 2024.

  • What is meant by an institutional exhibition?

    Fotohof calling is primarily intended to increase the visibility of still relatively unknown artistic positions. For this reason, the central focus of the selection will not be on works that have already been presented in official exhibition contexts (in museums, galleries, festivals). This restriction does not apply to the presentation of projects in the context of student final presentations and residency programmes.

  • What information do I need for the application?

    In addition to personal information, a project description (max. 1,500 characters), a biography (max. 900 characters) and up to 12 images (max. 2 MB per file, JPEG, long edge 1,500px, 75dpi) must be submitted. Please name the images with project title-01, project title-02 etc. to ensure the desired sequence. No spaces or special characters in the image name. If the submission is selected for the planned publication, the FOTOHOF team will contact you at a later date regarding high-resolution, printable data.

  • Which images and texts are used for the publication?

    The submitted images and texts will be used to fill the publication and website.

  • Are travelling expenses covered?

    Yes, for invited artists FOTOHOF will cover the costs of travel and accommodation. Up to 200 euros can be reimbursed upon presentation of original receipts.