France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award 2015



Alliance Française de Singapour is searching for the next big photographic artist.

This is an international open call for the 6th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award (FSPAA), an award that aims to feature French and Singaporean professional artists. Providing a platform to showcase their creative talents to an international audience, this award raises awareness of the experimental and emerging styles of photographic art. It is also organized to promote the exchange of artistic knowledge, experiences and ideas between the artists from France and Singapore.

Applicants are required to propose between 3 to 6 photographs. A judging panel consisting of 4 creative industry professionals will select 10 finalists from the open call proposals. If you are selected to be one of the top 10 finalists, 3 of your artworks will be exhibited at the finalist group exhibition held at Societe Generale Gallery from the 9th of September until the 3rd of October 2015. The WINNER of the competition will be announced on the opening night of finalist group exhibition.

The GRAND PRIZE for the WINNER is a SOLO EXHIBITION at Alliance Française de Singapour’s Societe Generale Gallery in 2016!*

* (Note: if the WINNER is a French/Singaporean Artist based outside of Singapore, Alliance Française de Singapour will fund his/her trip to Singapore for their solo exhibition in 2016)




– You have to be a French or Singaporean citizen (including PR) to be eligible to apply.

– Below 40 years old.

– The dimension of the artworks should specifically be 50cm x 70cm (it could either be landscape or portrait)

– The artworks need to be relevant to the theme of the competition (the relevance should be explained in the artist statement)

– The complete proposal (with all the necessary contents included) needs to be submitted before the

DEADLINE: 31 August 2015.


1) Letter of interest and Artist Statement
– Explain the concept of your artwork / relevance to the theme
– 250 – 350 words
– Word document format

2) Artist Biography
– 250 – 350 words
– Word document format

3) Curriculum Vitae
– 1 page
– State your educational background and previous exhibitions
– Word document format

4) Photographs
– Soft copy
– High resolution
– Has to be 50cm x 70cm in dimension (either portrait or landscape)
– You can submit 3-6 photos in your proposal, but only 3 photos will be selected for the group exhibition (Alliance Française will be in charge of printing, framing and putting up the artworks in the group exhibition)

Please send in your proposals via e-mail to:


DEADLINE for open call proposal submission: 31 AUGUST 2015


FSPAA Judges:

Lee Chor Lin, CEO of Arts Festival Limited (holding company of Singapore International Festival of the Arts)

Gwen Lee, Cofounder/Director of Singapore International Photography Festival and DECK

Claire-Lise Dautry, Executive Director of Alliance Française de Singapour

Pauline Ferre, Cultural Programming Manager of Alliance Française de Singapour

If you have any questions, please contact: