Visual Arts, Open Call

11th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award (FSPAA)

Organised by: Alliance Francaise de Singapour
  • Date:
    24 Oct - 12 Dec 2020
  • Venue:
    La Galerie, Alliance Française de Singapour
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Alliance Française de Singapour is on the search for the next big photographic artist!

This is an international open call for the 11th 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 3 to 6 photographs. A judging panel consisting of 3 professionals from the creative industry 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 la galerie from 27 January 2021 – 13  February 2021. 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 la galerie in 2021!


Lee Chor Lin, Independent Museum and Art Consultant

Gwen Lee, Co-founder and Director of Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) and DECK

Emmeline Yong, Co-Founder and Centre Director of Objectifs


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You have to be a French or Singaporean citizen (including PR) to be eligible.
Participants must be below 40 years old at the time of submission.
3-6 artworks submission that is relevant to the theme of the competition (the relevance should be explained in the artist statement)
Submission must be recent artworks taken within last 2 years
The complete proposal (with all the necessary contents included) must be submitted before the deadline:12 December 2020.


1) Letter of interest and Artist Statement

• Explain the concept of your artwork/relevance to the theme in 250 - 350 words

• Word document format (.doc, .docx) or PDF (.pdf)

2) Artist Biography

• 250 - 350 words

• Word document format (.doc, .docx) or PDF (.pdf)

3) Curriculum Vitae

• State your educational background and previous exhibitions (1-page)

• Word document format (.doc, .docx) or PDF (.pdf)

4) Photographs for submission

• Soft copy

• High-res and optimised

• You can submit 3-6 photos in your proposal, but only 3 photos will be selected for the group exhibition

(Note: Alliance Française will be in charge of printing, framing and putting up the artworks in the group exhibition)

11th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award (FSPAA)