PARALLEL Platform 3rd Cycle – until 31 March 2019

Deadline: 31 March 2019. This call aims to select 30 new artists working with photography who will participate in the PARALLEL Platform 3rd Cycle, which will take place between September 2019 and November 2020.

Those selected will be taking part in an innovative creative process, from the very beginning to the moment of the exhibition, together with 35 other new artists and curators. The jurors are looking for new artists who satisfy the following criteria:

are in the early stages of their career;
show significant artistic potential;
their artistic practice is engaged with contemporary discourse;
haven’t yet attained international recognition;
have had NO MORE than 3 individual exhibitions in a museum/gallery/festival;
have had NO MORE than 6 collective exhibitions in a museum/gallery/festival.

Please understand that if your work was shown in more than 3 individual and/or 6 collective exhibitions in a museum/gallery/festival, your application will not be considered.

Applications from artists who have never exhibited at museums/galleries/festivals are more than welcome.


Selected artists will:

Participate in the PARALLEL Artistic Guidance to develop a new project, with the support of a high profile tutor*;

Present their previous work in the PARALLEL Intersection Budapest (HU), September 2019. Travel up to 250 €, accommodation and subsistence costs in Budapest supported by PARALLEL*;

Present their new project to new curators and artists at PARALLEL Curatorship, March 2020, in a European location to be confirmed. Travel up to 250 €, accommodation and subsistence costs supported by PARALLEL*;

Present their project in the final cycle exhibition at PARALLEL Intersection Landskrona (SE), September 2020. Travel up to 250 €, accommodation and subsistence costs in Landskrona supported by PARALLEL*;

Have their project presented in all the PARALLEL exhibitions they are invited to during Exhibition Platform, between May and August 2020*;

Have their project featured in the yearly catalogue PARALLEL Atlas (and eventually other exhibition catalogues);

Have their project promoted internationally under the PARALLEL Platform framework;

Be part of a vast network of high profile and cutting edge established and emerging artists, curators and other art professionals.


The call is open internationally to new artists of all ages working with photography. The selection will take into account gender balance and overall diversity. There’s no compulsory theme, all work is appreciated.

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