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2019 Exhibition: AutoUpdate Opening Reception. Photo by Jacob Drabik.


FotoFocus offers a range of opportunities for artists and venues to participate in the FotoFocus Biennial as a Participating Venue, a Call for Entry project, and in juried exhibitions. Information on upcoming opportunities and how to apply will be posted below.

How To Participate

FotoFocus is excited to announce Call for Entry Applications are now available for the 2024 FotoFocus Biennial. Participating Venue Applications closed on Friday, September 15, 2023.


Deadline: Friday, October 13, 2023

FotoFocus welcomes regional curators and artists to activate a project (exhibition, installation, screening, performance, projection, etc.) for the 2024 FotoFocus Biennial.

Applications should embrace this year’s Biennial theme, backstories, and be in alignment with the organization’s lens-based focus. Applicants must have a proven track record of bringing ideas into action and the ability to fulfill the requirements and expectations outlined in the Guidelines and in further conversations with FotoFocus. Accepted applications will be eligible for funding by FotoFocus and will be featured in the 2024 FotoFocus Biennial.

Call for Entry Applications do not require a confirmed venue.

Call For Entry Applications are live on Submittable. 2024 Call for Entry Guidelines.

Apply Now for call for entry


The Participating Venue Application for the 2024 FotoFocus Biennial is now closed. Applications for the 2026 FotoFocus Biennial will be available in Spring 2025.


There are currently no open call exhibition opportunities. Once available, they will be listed here.

2026 FotoFocus Biennial

Applications will be available for the 2026 FotoFocus Biennial in the Summer of 2025. If you are an institution, photographer, or lens-based artist who has access to an exhibition space in the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio area that is interested in participating in the 2026 FotoFocus Biennial—please complete this form.

For additional information and questions related to the application process, please email hello@fotofocus.org.