Issue 3: Capitalism - Photosynthesis Magazine Call for Collage Artists

Deadline: 31/10/2023  |  City: San Francisco  |  Country: United States  |  Robyn Mallery

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Collage is on the rise as an art form and it is being explored in new and intriguing ways every day. As a new and independent magazine, we are here to highlight talented and thought-provoking artists that are not afraid to push the boundaries of what is socially acceptable. We are specifically keeping our eyes out for artists that cross lines that have been set by aristocratic elites and works that force us to ask again questions that we thought we had answered long ago. What is art? Who gets to decide what art is? Who is allowed to make it?

Capitalism has a massive effect on our daily lives. Some see these effects as positive, some may see them as negative, and some have mixed feelings. Per usual, this call is very open ended and anything that can be related to the call is welcome. This may include motifs of money, power, working class, wealth distribution, etc. Think outside the box - collage is rarely inside the box! We want to be able to see your thoughts on this current event topic and how you percieve it is effecting you. 

It is VERY important that you include at LEAST 4 sentences on how your work specifically relates to this call. Any general information about yourself (ie, "xyz has been collaging for 4 years and went to xyz college) will not count towards your 4 sentences. The way we compose the magazine makes this bit of text nearly as important as the artwork itself. No exceptions. 

Basic Requirements: 

Artist must fill out all information as requested including name, email, website and/or Instagram, at least one image, and a description of at least 4 sentences describing how the artwork relates to the prompt.

Artwork for Photosynthesis Magazine is a collage only publication, with some mixed media being accepted on a case-by-case basis.  

Photosynthesis reserves the right to decline any work that doesn't meet these requirements.

Fun Part:

It is free to submit and participate in Photosynthesis Magazine. Accepted works will be featured in the magazine, on our Instagram, and on our website perpetually. The Artist may ask us to remove their artwork from the website and Instagram if they wish, however we cannot feasibly remove work from the magazine once it has been published.

Artists will also receive a digital copy of the magazine to share with friends, on their website, or however else they wish. Printed copies will be made available for purchase. The magazine collects only a minimal financial compensation when a magazine sells. Part of these funds will go to our staff to continue this project and part will go toward our upcoming grant, The Old Collage Try. Artists will not receive payment for their works upon acceptance or when the magazine sells. This is a free promotional effort for the artist and a service we are providing you, but we cannot afford at this stage of our project to offer any payment. 

We do accept donations for the grant here

If any questions arise, please send us a message through Curatorspace or reach out on our website / Instagram.
Please note, for this issue and issues after this you may not hear back about acceptance until after the submissions have closed.


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
When is the deadline?
31st October
Are there payments to artists?
Not at this time. We hope to have a small amount put together for grants starting in 2024.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Publication, Instagram posts, and a perpetual place on our website.

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