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You will have noticed that what makes us different from other call for entry websites, is that we are selective. There are several reasons for this, the first being that the founder of Staam up is an artist himself, and particularly mindful of the respect that events owe to artists. We also believe that an artistic event worthy of that name, does not simply mean hanging paintings on four walls. Which is why we require organisers to send us information about their event. 

At Staam up, we favour quality over quantity.

Yes, for one simple reason – by refusing them it would come to "boycotting" calls for entries, which are opportunities for artists to exhibit and make themselves known. It is not our intention to prevent organizers from offering open calls, nor to prevent artists from applying for events that interest them. 

However we hope that organizers who charge admission fees will give a chance as many artists as possible by asking a reasonable amount.

We only decline calls for entries whose entry fees increase with the number of works submitted .


 

Plastic artists! Whatever their level, from beginner to experienced.

That being said, you may be wondering what exactly we mean by “plastic artists”. It includes artists who specialise in painting, collage, sculpture, photography, mixed media, installations, or drawing.

In other words - plastic artists, whatever their level of experience, origin, gender, religion, skin colour, favourite dish, height, preferred sleeping position…

Each and every plastic artist is welcome on Staam up!

No, we designed Staam up to make it easier to publish, search for, and apply to calls for entries across Europe and the world. It is not an online gallery. 

We do, however, have an art dealer on our team, whose work at Staam up consists in finding artwork (maybe yours), that seems particularly worthy of interest, and to buy it directly from the artist, for both our pleasure and the collectors who trust us.

We have devised the best possible ways to meet organisers’ needs. Which is you! Publishing your call for entries on Staam up means  : 

- massive visibility, perfected by our developers and marketing team: your calls for entries are seen by hundreds of artists, but also artists who are a perfect fit for your event.-

- features developed especially for youFor example, you can measure the impact of your ad, find out how many artists have seen it, clicked on it and applied. You can also communicate directly with our team or any artist via the internal messaging system…

All your event applications processed together : we take care of gathering the applications, files and everything needed for your event to run smoothly. All you have to think about is the organisation itself, we’ll handle the back office.

The only risk you take with Staam up is that your call for applications will be a huge success because : We pay ourselves by taking a percentage of the entrance fees collected (if any) and a flat rate based on the number of artists selected from all the applications. In other words, if you don't find what you're looking for, it doesn't cost you anything!

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Fotofestival Schiedam Open Call: co-evolution between humans and nature, Noosphere
Schiedam
Du 18/06/2021 au 04/07/2021

About our Open Call

We invite our applicants to present one image within the context of our theme. We invite any artist that works in the realm of visual culture to apply for the upcoming edition of the festival. We welcome manifold interpretations and opinions that express all the different shades of grey that exist within the theme.You can apply in one of our subthemes or in all 3 of them if your fits within this them!

 

If you want to join our growing community, please submit your images inspired by the theme 'Transitions ll' Our committee will make a selection of participating photographers and invite them to showcase their work at Foto Festival Schiedam. If you are selected we will offer a professional print a blow up (1,5 x 1,0m) of your photo on forex and present the photo within our exhibition. After the event you can take this print back home.

 

We want to give the independent photography community an opportunity to exhibit during our festival As a small independent organization that consists of passionate photography freelancers, we want to create a platform that caters to a wide spectrum of photographers. However, we cannot make it work without your financial contribution as we are only partially funded. With your contribution, we cover organizational, productional and promotional costs to make sure your work is facilitated and promoted in the best way possible. For each submission we ask a €19 fee.

 

We will launch 3 open call all reflecting on a sub theme of Transitions. You can submit your work to all 3 subthemes if you think your work fits the subtheme.

 

 

subtheme Open Calls:

OPEN CALL 2. 10th Januari/ 28th februari. co-evolution between humans and nature

OPEN CALL 3. 14th maart/ 30th april. After the Deluge

 

 

OPEN CALL 2. 10th Januari/ 28th februari

co-evolution between humans and nature Noosphere

The noosphere is a philosophical concept developed and popularized by the biogeochemist 
Vladimir Vernadsky, and the French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin at the beginning of the 20th century. Vernadsky defined the noosphere as the sphere of interaction between society and nature, within which reasonable human activity becomes the determining factor of development. Just as life, which appeared in the depths of inorganic nature, and began to shape the appearance of the world, creating new geological layers, leaving giant deposits on top of rocks of inorganic origin, so the human being is increasingly reconstructing the world, including everything that exists around them in their activities. Having been used in some evolutionary concepts, the noosphere describes the mind as a special natural phenomenon. The emergence of the human mind is a qualitatively new stage in the evolution of living matter, the transition of evolution from the biological phase to the social. Humans do not adapt to the environment, as other animals, but change and subordinate it to themselves. The noosphere is the result of the activity of all human beings, starting from the very moment of their appearance. Today, the topic of ecology and human impact is becoming more and more centralized throughout the world. This hot-button issue is not new in its rhetoric, but is becoming harder to ignore. We invite photographers to think and share their ideas of environmental adventurism in relation to potential co-evolution between humans and nature. Is the concept of noosphere still able to exist? We encourage you to find a visual language that could express the possibility of harmonious co-existence of humans and nature and, as a result, the co-evolution of nature and society.