Call for Applications: 2023 PLATFORM Photography Award

PLATFORM centre is excited to announce the 2023 PLATFORM Photography Award. This yearly award aims to assist the recipient in their creation of new lens-based work (photography and video). To be eligible for this award you must be based in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba. Current students are not eligible.

PLATFORM is an artist-run centre dedicated to considering the expanded role of photography in contemporary art. We are a multidisciplinary centre that supports and showcases local, national and international artists and are committed to supporting marginalized and BIPOC voices. Through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, production facilities and publications – we aim to foster and sustain a critically engaged community of artists.

The winner of this award will receive:

  • $3000 CAD
  • a one-year PLATFORM membership
  • one-year access to PLATFORM’s black and white darkrooms
  • feature on PLATFORM’s website
  • travel support for out of province applicants
  • a solo exhibition in PLATFORM’s Gallery 2

Glodi Bahati, PLATFORM Photography Award Winner 2022, Notes on Self Invention

Applications are due 31 May, 2023 at midnight CDT. Submissions must include a bio, CV, artist statement (500 words max), 10 images of work (if video, total duration of 10 minutes, screening links are preferred), and image list. Your submission must be one single PDF*. The winner will be chosen by a jury composed of community members, PLATFORM Board Members and PLATFORM staff.


* To ensure accessibility in our calls, we accept alternative forms of submission. Please contact for assistance with the application process.

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