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OPEN18 Participate


We are now calling for submissions to the BPF OPEN18 Participate, our second open submission opportunity for early-career learning and participation professionals.

We want to commission a brilliant early-career practitioner to produce a photography project to be exhibited on our Outdoor Hub (approx 80 ft of wall space) that will involve as many local people as possible. In true Fringe spirit this project will be low-fi, DIY and low cost with a production budget of just £500 plus £2000 in kind print costs, supported by our sponsor Colourstream.

This year Brighton Photo Fringe has adopted the loose theme of Photography Changes Everything. We are looking for projects that can engage with this and/or our overall aim to 'develop new ways of seeing together'. We are also looking for projects that help us deliver the creative case for diversity.

The selected practitioner will receive a fee of £1500 for approximately ten days work, plus £250 expenses.

You will be supported by our Festival Manager and our Participation Manager. The project can be either completed by our launch date of 29 September or can evolve over the course of the festival.

Early-career practitioners (those beginning to receive recognition for their work) can submit a max two-sided CV, up to 5 images of previous or current work, and a project proposal of up to two sides of A4 that outlines their idea including:

  • the way that it will engage local people
  • who and where these local people are and how you will reach them
  • how your project fits with the Brighton Photo Fringe
  • a one-sided short outline budget

Please email submissions to with the subject PARTICIPATE APPLICATION.

Project outcome: 29 September to 28 October 2018, Outdoor Hub outside St Peter's Church

Deadline: 9pm, Friday 24 August, 2018 - SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

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