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Application information - Spring Exhibition

The application form for 2020 will be opened October 1st, 2020.

Below you will find further information about the Spring Exhibition and how to apply. We recommend that you read the guidelines before you begin your application.

ABOUT THE SPRING EXHIBITION
The Spring Exhibition was established in 1976 by approval of FFF’s annual general selection. As an opposition to The Autumn Exhibition, The Spring Exhibition was to be organized by FFF to ensure the inclusion and exposure of lens-based art practices in the contemporary art field. It is an annual group exhibition based on open submissions selected by a jury of fellow professionals.

Since 2010, The Relief Fund for Visual Artists (BKH- Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond) have annually announced and awarded the Art Photography Prize, Norway’s largest art photography prize, to the most significant artist displayed at the exhibition.

WHO CAN APPLY?
The jury selects participating artists through an open call process. All artists actively working in Norway can apply. Submitted works should have relevance to the camera based field of art, but all techniques and materials are welcome. The work/works in the applications should be completed and be finalized within January 2020. There are no requirements for an FFF-membership to apply to the Spring Exhibition.

HOW TO APPLY
Download our application guidelines HERE. Go to our application portal and apply HERE.

JURY FOR THE SPRING EXHIBITION 2020
The jury is appointed by Forbundet Frie Fotografer's General Assembly.

The 2020 jury is:
Sverre Strandberg (artist)
Kjersti Vetterstad (artist)
Hanne Hammer Stien (curator and writer)
Marianne Bjørnemyr (artist, deputy member)

THE ART PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE
One of the participating artists will be awarded the Art Photography Prize by The Relief Fund for Visual Artists (Bildende Kunstnernes Hjelpefond). The prize of 150.000,- NOK is given to the artist with the work considered the most remarkable for the exhibition by a separate jury. The award is announced during the Spring Exhibition opening.

The jury for 2020 is:
Sverre Strandberg (chair of the Spring Exhibition jury)
Randi Nygård (artist representative from FFF)
Nicholas Norton (representative from the Norwegian Critics Association)

ARTIST FEE (UTSTILLINGSVEDERLAG)
Participating artists receive exhibition fees according to state rates and also an artist fee. FFF do not cover costs for artists' production, but do however try to cover the costs for transport of works after the exhibition period has ended. The payment of fees are made after exhibition period has ended.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions in regard to the exhibition or the application process, please kindly contact [email protected] or 92 66 92 00.


Thumbnail and banner:
From the Spring Exhibition 2020.
Giulia Mangione, Close Encounters, installation, variable dimensions, 2020.
Photo: István Virág

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