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What is Staam Up ?

Publishing and applying to calls for entries should be easy, enjoyable, and efficient. Which is why we created Staam up.

Plastics artist are always on the look-out for events that can accommodate their artwork (exhibitions, competitions, fairs, etc.). But the search process is often very time-consuming and inefficient because the offers are so fragmented. Interesting events are lost in the midst of wacky calls.

We came to realise that nowhere centralises ads for events, nor does anywhere centralise and help organisers reach all the artists out there.

Staam up’s key idea is to create a platform where plastic artists can find as many calls for entries as possible, from organisers all over the world.

Just as organisers preparing an event want their call for entries to be seen by as many artists as possible, to generate a maximum number of applications.  

We want our site to offer a solution for both – to group together calls for entries, chosen for their good quality, from around the world, in one place.

To allow artists to create their account, store and send files, and pay their entry fees, if applicable, online.

To allow event organisers to publish their calls for entry, and benefit from our purpose-built tools.

But beyond the creation of an online platform, Staam up is founded on key values:

  • Commitment: the art world is universal and unifying, and should not be limited to a small circle of so-called connoisseurs who exclude 90% of artistic creations,
  • Equity: artist applications are anonymous, because it is important to us that their work, and not their CVs, be showcased,
  • Respect for artists: we deny calls for entries whose entry fees are in proportion to the number of artworks submitted,  it doesn't make sense of us.

We want to give ALL plastic artists a chance to shine, whether beginners, experienced, amateurs or professionals, and promote ALL kinds of events, whether local or international, as long as they love artists.

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Open Call Fotofstival Schiedam 2021
Du 18/06/2021 au 04/07/2021

FFS OPEN CALL 3. 26th april / 6th june

For its 2021 edition, Fotofestival Schiedam is happy to announce the launch of the new international Open Call. We invite professional and amateur photographers from all over the world to reflect on the theme 'After the Deluge' which is related to the ecological effect we have on our planet.

You can submit your work from the 26th of April till the 6th of June 2021.

After the Deluge

Quite apart from the fact that we want to show who we are and leave a lasting impression of all the good and all the beauty that mankind has created, there is no denying the ecological effect we have on our planet. The effects become more visible day by day. Just look at the current climate change and the increasing temperatures on earth. The melting ice caps are changing our planet just as definitively as the former ice ages.

The American ecologist Eugene Stroemer was the first to come up with the idea of characterizing the effect of mankind as a measurable, powerful biological and geological change. Stroemer advocates a geological epoch of his own called 'Man', just like the Tertiary and the Holocene, but geologists disagree. Our impact is now threatening our existence, but will the rise in sea level and the remnants of plastic in the great timescale of our planet still be noticeable in a thousand years? Doesn't nature just take over our place again as if we never existed?

Apply today and do not miss the chance to be exhibited together with winners of the World Press Photo and National Geographic photographers such as Lori Nix & Kathleen Gerber, Alain Schroeder, Ralph Pace, Jo-Ann Macarthur, Bence Mate, Luis Tato, and others.

Due to the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the festival will take place in the historical city center of Schiedam from 18 June to 04 July 2021. In case of further aggravation of the epidemiological situation, the festival will be postponed to October 2021.