News and Opportunities


Funding success for Amber/Side Archive

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has just given its initial support, including a development grant of £62,300, to Amber Film & Photography Collective. This is the first stage of a £1.5 million project, which will open access to the group’s extraordinary film and photography collection.

The grant enables the detailed development of a full bid to the HLF – the architectural plans, the surveys, assessments, costings and activity plans that will realise the full ambition of the Amber/Side Gallery’s access plans.

LOOK/13 Festival Highlights Announced

LOOK/13 features August Sander, Rankin, Weegee, Martin Parr, Tom Wood, Charles Fréger, Eva Stenram, Kurt Tong and much more.

Redeye survey and prize draw - closes 17 March

Help Redeye set its programme by taking our 2013 survey. Completing the survey really helps us - we will use the information to decide what events and activities to deliver.

There are six great prizes on offer for those who complete the survey.

Please spare about 15 to 20 minutes of your time to complete it.

All information will only be used for Redeye's development purposes. We will not share your details with anyone. We may use your comments but they will not be attributed to you.

Open Eye Gallery appoints new Artistic Director

Open Eye – the Northwest’s only dedicated photography gallery - has announced the appointment of Lorenzo Fusi as new Artistic Director.

Lorenzo curated the 2010 and 2012 reiterations of the Liverpool Biennial, respectively entitled Touched and The Unexpected Guest. In 2012 he also curated a suite of three retrospective exhibitions for the Galleria Civica di Modena (Italy), bringing together the work of Peter Hujar, Mark Morrisroe and Jack Smith under the collective title Changing Difference: Queer Politics and Shifting Identities.

New Birmingham Photography Hub and Network

The Library of Birmingham has been awarded a major grant by Arts Council England to undertake a 2 year project to create a new strategic hub and network for photography and photographers in collaboration with national and international partners. The project will be called Grain.

This is the largest Grants for the Arts Award given to photography in the region.

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