The entire month of October is photo month in Winnipeg with events, seminars, parties and numerous photo venues across Winnipeg. A program will be printed and available at various venues around Winnipeg.
Posters will be put up around town and Social Media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) will be engaged to promote each venue.
2014 was the inaugural year for the FLASH photographic festival in Winnipeg and was a great success. Over 50 photographers showed works in 34 separate venues around town. 2015 saw 44 venues and 70 photographers.
These venues became an active destination for people seeking out the shows and the venues benefited from the increased traffic. Some venues saw one hundred extra visitors during the month of October because of the festival.
The festival takes place during all 31 days each October. Photos may be hung earlier than October 1st and taken down after October 31st, but should be up for the whole month.
The venue will likely be approached by a photographer to start the ball rolling, but it is up to the venue to decide if the style of photography is a good fit. The festival will not dictate who should partner with whom, because we believe the relationship should be cooperative and organic in a way that benefits all.
The festival will not take a portion of any sales if art is sold during the month. It is hoped that the photographer will get %100 of the money from any sales, but the festival will not interfere with any commercial arrangement between venue and artist.
The presentation of the photography should be professionally framed and presented, and care must be taken not to damage any walls. Prints can be dry mounted on foam core, or put in IKEA frames, as long as it looks good then everyone will be happy.
The show may have an opening night, so coordinate with the photographer and get some people to come out!
There is a $150 submission fee to get involved with the festival.
Either the photographer OR the venue pays the fee, not both.
Group shows can split the fee. Fifteen people in a venue need to cover $10 each.
No one will be refused as long as the venue and photographer are agreed and the paperwork is signed by August 1.
The venue gets a pin on the festival MAP, which is linked to on the iPhone and Android App, and from FlashFest.net.
The venue gets mentioned on the photographer page of the printed program.
The venue gets their own page on FlashFest.net.
Throughout the month the photographer and venue will get promoted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Flickr.
Download the agreement: FLASH Agreement 2016
Arrange a meeting to sign it and make payment. (Cash or Cheques are accepted. Please make out to “Flash Photographic Festival”).
Get ready to put on a show for all of October!