Tbilisi Photo Festival


For its 8th edition that will be held in Tbilisi in September 2017, Tbilisi Photo Festival announces an open call for the 2nd Residency Program.

Tbilisi Photo Festival is offering residency opportunity for photographers and photography curators.

Deadline for residency applications is extended to :
May 28th 2017

Selected candidate for Tbilisi Photo Festival Artist in Residency Program 2017 will be announced on June 5th.  

Dates and duration of the residency:
The established or emerging photographer or photographer curator will work over an agreed period from 2 to 5 weeks between May 20 to December 30, 2017, spending a minimum of 15 consecutive days working in Georgia.

Description: Tbilisi Photo Festival is looking for interesting and creatively ambitious proposals from photographers and photography curators from the European Region[1] and Iran.  

Applicants will be evaluated on criteria including the artistic or professional excellence of the applicant’s work and quality of their proposal and the extent to which the residency will contribute to the artist’s development and be consistent with the applicant’s creative goals and professional development.

One photographer or photography curator selected for Tbilisi Photo Festival Residency Program will receive a €1,000 bursary. Tbilisi Photo Festival will cover the coast of travel to Tbilisi (around € 400) and accommodation during the residency, with additional support towards production costs for presentation of final work.  


HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should fill in the Residency Application and send it by email to the address listed on the form, together with the visual supporting material and reference as requested.

Please e-mail your application form to residency@tbilisiphotofestival.com

Deadline May 8th, 2017.

Due to the big number of applications, only selected applicant will be notified.

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