FotoFest 2014 Biennial
The FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the Fifteenth International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art will take place March 15-April 27, 2014.
The international FotoFest Biennial continues to grow in recognition and numbers. Over 100 spaces participated in the 2012 Biennial. We estimated the overall attendance at 265,000 people for the 2012 Biennial. Curators, collectors, arts audiences and photographic artists came to the Biennial from 32 countries.
Participating Spaces are a very important part of the Biennial’s success making it truly a city-wide event.
Participating Spaces are museums, commercial galleries, non-profits, artist-run spaces, corporate spaces, and retail establishments that choose to exhibit photographic art as part of the FOTOFEST Biennial. Participating Spaces participate in the oldest and longest-running photographic event in the United States.
Participation includes free listings in the FotoFest Biennial Events/Exhibitions Map, Calendar and other promotional materials distributed at locations throughout the city. 35,000 copies of the citywide Event and Exhibit Maps are printed in late February-early March 2014 and will be mailed nationally and internationally.
Additionally, Participating Spaces have the opportunity to promote their exhibits in the FotoFest 2014 Biennial Catalogue at a subsidized price. The catalogue is the Biennial’s official publication. It is distributed locally, nationally, and internationally.
If you are interested in being a Participating Space during the FotoFest 2014 Biennial please complete the following form and return to:
Jennifer Ward, firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 713.223.4411,
mail: FotoFest, 1113 Vine Street, Suite 101, Houston, TX 77002
Please direct any question to:
Jennifer Ward, Exhibitions Coordinator, 713.223.5522 ext. 18, email@example.com
FOTOFEST EXHIBITION FOCUS
FotoFest’s own exhibits for the FotoFest 2014 Biennial are focusing on Contemporary Arab Photographic Art and will showcase more than 40 contemporary Arab artists using photography and related visual media to address a broad range of aesthetic and cultural values impacting Arab culture. Please note: Participating Spaces do not have to follow FotoFest theme to participate.
FOTOFEST BIENNIAL PUBLICATIONS
FotoFest will produce and print 35,000 Maps & Calendars listing venues, exhibits events and openings at all Participating Spaces. There is no charge for inclusion on the Map & Calendar listing.
The FotoFest 2014 Biennial Catalogue is the publication of record for the Biennial. As a Participating Space, you are invited to be a part of the Biennial Catalogue. The format will follow the conventions set in previous years - a two volume catalogue featuring one volume dedicated to FotoFest produced programs and a second for Participating Space exhibitions.
The deadine to reserve a spot in FotoFest 2014 Biennial publications is July 26, 2013
PARTICIPATING SPACES TIMELINE
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
Participating Space return the participation form with your latest phone numbers, address, web site, contact person and email for the FotoFest 2014 Biennial.
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013
FotoFest will mail Map/Calendar and Catalogue information packet to Participating Spaces. This packet will include Catalogue prices. All spaces are listed on the Map/Calendar for free.
FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
Participating Spaces return catalogue request form.
**EARLY BIRD DEADLINE AUGUST 12, 2013
A 10% discount will be offered on the cost of FotoFest catalogue pages to participants that submit their catalogue and map information.
MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013
This is the Deadline for all Map/Calendar and Catalogue information. No exceptions!
LATE FEBRUARY 2014
FotoFest will distribute the Map/Calendar. Catalogue will be ready for pick up at the FotoFest Gallery.
FotoFest will begin to list all 2014 Participating Spaces, with links, on the FotoFest web site in May 2013.
The best way to receive news and information on the FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the 2014 Meeting Place and Inter-Biennial exhibitions is by joining the FotoFest Email List.