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New award deadlines for Contact 2008

The Contact 2008 festival, to be held in Toronto during all of May 2008, has announced additional opportunities for photographers and arts organizations from Ontario and beyond. Ben Navaee Gallery will curate a show to be held as part of the festival's official schedule of events around town. The best source of information on this opportunity is The deadline is November 30, 2007.

From Contact 2008's press announcement:

"Please email your full proposal if you are aiming for a solo or a small group show along with low res jpgs and a statement on how your work relates to CONTACT’s theme “Between Memory and History.” We will also curate a show with the same theme for artists who would like to have a presence in the CONTACT 2008."

For more information on Ben Navaee Gallery, click here. Additionally, the Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, host to a gallery space and resource center, including darkroom and production facilities, will host Proof On Site, the 2008 Artist in Residence Program for indigenous photographic artists. Submissions are due January 10, 2008. Go here for details.

A Canadian initiative, PhotoSensitive, is a rapidly growing campaign to raise cancer awareness. Photographers are invited to submit works. You can view a list of photographers who have already signed up, and read about their backgrounds, at Also, artists will have the opportunity to nominate a local artist or organization for the $100,000 Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts until Decemeber 3, 2007.

Remember, the early registration deadline for Contact 2008 is fast approaching. Be sure to apply before December 3, 2007 to enjoy a discounted rate. Final registration closes December 21, 2007.

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