Library Open call – Terms and conditions

  1. The organisers of the open call are the Fresh From Poland Foundation and the Paper Beats Rock Foundation.
  2. The open call is directed to makers, artists, and publishers of photobooks, art books, photographic publications, zines and hand-made artistic publications. The received submissions will be presented during the PAPERLUST Festival and after its completion will become part of the MOCAK Library collection.
  3. The submission of the publication is automatic with the consent to use it free of charge by the organisers during exhibitions and art festivals, accompanying events, workshops as a part of a display, a subject of research and didactic material, publish it on the organisers’ and festival’s websites, and in the promotional materials.
  4. As a subject of the application understood are an art book, photo book, zine, book object of artistic value, book object hand-made or printed.
  5. The objective of the open call is to enrich and expand the works on display presented during the PAPERLUST PHOTOBOOK FEST 2019.
  6. All received submissions will be presented at the festival between 24.05-14.06, as part of an open photo books and zines reading room, at the MOCAK Library in Krakow.
  7. Selected publications can be displayed as part of one of the three exhibitions taking place during the festival: Photobook Storytelling, Photobook Asset, and Photobook Process, the authors of which will be informed individually. More information about the exhibitions and festival can be found on the festival’s website:
  8. Deadline for receiving submissions is 17/05/2019.
  9. The open call is intended for citizens of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic and has an international character.
  10. The number of submissions sent by one person is not limited.
  11. The costs of shipping are covered by the applicants and are not refundable.
  12. The organisers are not responsible for damage caused during the delivery of the submitted object.
  13. To send a submission, please fill out the appropriate form available on the website (here address) and send a printed and signed copy together with a properly secured submission to the following address: MOCAK Library, Lipowa Street, 4 B Building, 30-702 Krakow. It is also possible to submit the application with the completed form in person at the MOCAK Library, in Krakow, at the address.
  14. All submissions are provided voluntary and will be donated to the MOCAK Library collection at the end of the festival unless a separate contract provides otherwise.
  15. Signing the form is equivalent to the declaration that the submitted object is not charged with rights or claims by third parties.
  16. The organisers will not claim financial profits from the received submissions.
  17. The organisers are responsible for the preservation and securing of the collections as well as its recording and cataloguing.
  18. The organiser reserves the right to change the Regulations as well as the suspension of the open call, at any time.


Sending a submission is tantamount to acceptance of these Regulations by the applicant.


Final provision:


20.1 In matters not regulated by the Regulations, the provisions of the Polish law shall apply.

20.2 All possible disputes between the Participants and the Organizer shall be settled exclusively by the court at the Organiser’s registered office.


More information about us can be found here:


Fresh From Poland


Paper Beats Rock


The MOCAK library


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