Participate as a Venue

Get Involved w/ ACP! If you are a venue (gallery, museum, alternative art space, retail shop, anywhere with walls, etc) and you would like to participate in the ACP festival, here is some information to get you started:

Q: What are the benefits of participating in the ACP festival?
A: Participation in the ACP festival has many benefits in addition to having your venue publicized to tens of thousands of people through our printed and online festival guide. During the festival, we send a weekly email blast that lists events for the coming week, in which your event will be promoted. Also, as an ACP participating venue, you can keep us informed of your events throughout the year and we will announce them on our acclaimed blog ACP Now! (the most comprehensive photography blog in Atlanta).

Q: What dates are acceptable?
A: The festival guides are distributed early to mid-September, so it does not make sense to have an event before mid-September. We stop coverage of the weekly events after the first week of November. To make sure your event gets the coverage it deserves, it's best to schedule it between September 15th and November 1st.

Q: What if we are planning a group show?
A: Group shows are great! There are some additional charges to list more than four artists, but it is worth the effort, because all of the artists names will be cross-referenced in both the printed guide and the online guide, and all will refer back to your venue. You will need to select one image to accompany your listing. If you don't have an image from the show, an installation shot of your venue works well, or you may use your venue logo.

Q: Can we plan a lecture, book signing or special event along with our exhibition?
A: Absolutely! There is a way to list extra events associated with your exhibition in the festival guide.

Q: How do we list our events in the Festival Guide?
A: For starters, you will need a large jpg, sized at 1000 to 3000 pixels wide (or long), at 72dpi. Keep in mind that you must have permission to use the image (if you did not take it yourself) and that ACP may use the image on our website. Price for a listing in the ACP 2018 Festival Guide will remain unchanged from 2017 - $160 will be the base listing price.

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ACP Programs

Lecture Series

Hear and meet leading photographers, educators, and curators during the ACP Lecture Series. Past speakers include Gregory Crewdson, Zoe Strauss, Vincent Laforet, Tierney Gearon, Alec Soth, Larry Sultan, Bruce Davidson, Lorna Simpson, Lauren Greenfield, Deborah Willis, Dan Winters, and more.

Public Art

Featuring temporary projects in various locations throughout the City of Atlanta, ACP's Public Art Project reaches beyond the audience of traditional art venues to expand the way audiences consider lens-based art.

Open Exhibition

This pin-up show celebrates the democratic nature of photography. Open to everyone, participants include amateur and professional photographers of all ages. Prizes are awarded in a variety of categories, including Viewer's Choice.

Photography Auction

ACP's Annual Gala Fundraiser is a world-class photography auction, featuring Denise Bethel, former Head of Photographs at Sotheby's NY as auctioneer. With a silent-auction, live bidding, and a full dinner, the ACP Photography Auction is a night to remember.

Film Series

The ACP Film Series explores the symbiotic connection between photography and film. While working with guest curators, we have featured early experimental films, current documentaries and everything in between.

Photobook Fair

Following the success of the inaugural Photobook Fair in 2009, ACP continues to provide an opportunity for photographers who have published books (on their own, or with publishers) to show, discuss, and sell their books to the public.

Portfolio Review

The ACP Portfolio Review and Walk offers artists the opportunity to meet with highly respected curators, dealers, editors, and agency representatives from across the US and beyond. There will be no ACP Portfolio Review in 2017, as we retool the program to create a new kind of offering for photographers' professional development.

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