New Photography Award 2019
Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Since 2005 the Ballarat International Foto Biennale has been a force in the promotion of Australian and international photography. A two month-long festival event that immerses the historic town of Ballarat in photographic art, the Ballarat international Foto Biennale presents exhibitions of important contemporary photographers selected by leading curators in a rich artistic program.
Excitingly for the first time in 2019 the Ballarat International Foto Biennale will launch its NEW PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD. This award places the focus on young photographic artists working throughout the Asia Pacific region; seeking to find those whose work is beginning to receive critical attention and deserves to be seen by international audiences. A selection of up to 6 artists will each receive a solo exhibition within the 2019 core program in a venue alongside other finalists, and receive one-on-one support from BIFB curators in the realisation of their exhibition.
All applicants will have their submissions reviewed by an international jury of leading curators and gallery directors. Judges will award one cash prize of AUD $10,000 to an overall winner, with an extra AUD $1,000 being awarded the People’s Choice Award, as voted by the public.
Applications open: NOW
Applications close:1 March 2019
Finalists contacted:1 April 2019