Year

2017

Summary

Parallel is a platform that brings together creative European organisations committed to promoting cross-cultural exchanges and mentorships in order to set new standards in contemporary photography.

Lead Partner

Procur.arte, Portugal

Co-Partner(s)
  • PhotoIreland, Dublin (Ireland)
  • Organ Vida (Croatia)
  • Galleri Image  (Denmark)
  • Katalog – Journal of Photography & Video (Denmark)
  • The Finnish Museum of Photography  (Finland
  • Le Château d’Eau (France)
  • Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum (Georgia)
  • Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center (Hungary)
  • Fondazione Modena Arti Visiv (Italy)
  • ISSP (Latvia)
  • Kaunas Photography Gallery (Lithuania)
  • FotoFestiwal – Foundation of Visual Education (Poland)
  • UGM – Maribor Art Gallery (Slovenia)
  • Landskrona Foto (Sweden)
  • Format International Photography Festival Derby (UK)
  • Odesa Photo Days (Ukraine)
  • YET Magazine (Switzerland)
Funding Strand

European Platforms

Community Grant

€500,000

Description

PARALLEL European Based Photo Platform (2017 – 2021) is a platform that brings together creative European organisations committed to promoting cross-cultural exchanges and mentorships in order to set new standards in contemporary photography.

Members include museums, galleries, cultural centres, festivals, art schools and publishers – 18 vibrant European cultural hubs, from 16 countries, that participate in selecting and hosting emerging artists and curators, organising exhibitions and promoting artistic networking.

The work process is implemented as a two-phase process:

  • Creative Guidance: selection, tutoring, peer learning and curatorship for emergent creators
  • Exhibition Platform: a wide exhibition network engaging exhibitors, universities and art schools.

Have a look at the Irish events hosted or organised by Irish partner, PhotoIreland here on their website

Testimonial from Irish Partner

Being a member of Parallel has given the opportunity to a small organisation such as PhotoIreland to collaborate at a European level with bigger and more established organisations. Participating in this project has contributed greatly to the expansion and consolidation of our international network, building capacity and propitiating further collaborations beyond the programme.

The highlights of our participation were the exhibition hosted at the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland as part of PhotoIreland Festival 2019, and the Curatorship Dublin, a 4 day gathering at our main venue of 50 artists and Art professionals where the six core yearly exhibitions were conceived. We connected with hundreds of colleagues, and established long lasting bonds, feeling enriched by their cultural diversity. The many positive experiences from Parallel have in turn informed forthcoming projects that we hope to raise to European level.’

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