GIVE AND TAKE IS A CURATED PORTFOLIO EXCHANGE PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES A UNIQUE VENUE FOR EMERGING ARTISTS TO SIMULTANEOUSLY GROW THEIR COLLECTOR BASE, CONNECT WITH CONTEMPORARY PRACTITIONERS AND BUILD THEIR OWN ART COLLECTION. EACH GIVE AND TAKE PORTFOLIO CONTAINS 10 PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 10 PHOTOGRAPHERS. 


HOW IT WORKS:

Each call for work and its theme is directed by a guest curator who selects one image from 10 artists. The selected artists will make 13 archival prints (image to fit on 11" x 14" paper with margins) of the single image, and ship them to Give and Take. We will then collect all of the signed, editioned prints, and create 13 editioned portfolios. The portfolio breakdown is as follows: 

 

PORTFOLIO BREAKDOWN:

#1-10 are shipped back to the artists

#11 is donated to the Curator's Institutional Collection of choice

#12 is donated to the Give & Take Archive for potential exhibitions

#13 is sold and the proceeds are donated to the fund for our Artist Grant

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST GRANT:

A portion of the proceeds from the entry fees, as well as the sale from lucky #13 Portfolio, is dedicated to our Emerging Artist Grant. We are committed to providing unique opportunities for emerging artists, and our annual Emerging Artist Grant will provide $1000 to help further the career of a hard-working artist. 

 

ZINE:

In addition to the portfolio exchange, Give and Take will create a limited edition of 250 zines. The zine will feature every image from the portfolio, as well as Artist on Artist Interviews. Each participating artist will conduct and receive a brief interview from a fellow artist. The zines will be available for purchase for $7. The first 50 entrants for the Give and Take Portfolio Exchange will receive a complimentary copy of the zine as part of her or his entry fees. 

 

DETAILS:

• Entry fees are $20 for up to 5 images
• If selected, your entry is a commitment to making 13 prints. Our hope is that the financial commitment you make in creating the prints will be balanced by the receipt of 9 unique artist prints, your inclusion in two collections (Give and Take Archive, and Curator's Collection Choice), and your increased visibility in the photographic community. 

 

ONLINE VISIBILITY:

All portfolios will be featured in a special gallery on Fraction Magazine and our social media outlets. 

 

Invest in your artwork. Invest in your peers. Invest in your career. Invest in your collection. 

GIVE AND TAKE