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Red Wine International Art Festival

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The Art Inception (AI) Georgia and The Voice from Georgia are happy to announce their first formal collaboration for the Annual Red Wine Art Festival scheduled to take place in the Kakheti region (Georgia) on September 21-26, 2021.

The Art Inception (AI) Georgia and The Voice from Georgia welcome all artists to participate in Call. We are seeking an assortment of artists representing diverse styles in painting. The Call is open to all adult artists of any nationality, to participate in 5 day-festival in Kakheti. Twelve artists among the finalists will be selected for the Festival and final exhibition in Sighnaghi.

In September, the group of the selected artists will be involved in an active creative process and will develop ideas, sketches that will be transferred into artworks (80 cm X 100 cm) and exhibited.

During the project, artists will work in public places as one more purpose of the project is to show the process of creation, which is usually shrouded in mystery. Citizens will be invited to observe, ask questions, discuss, and can even participate in the process. There will be 2 cultural tours during the festival, where artists will have the possibility to visit Georgia’s most important cultural places and get inspiration. The event will be highly promoted by local Georgian TV-s and on social media.

Deadline: 
06/30/2021

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Fee Detail: 
400 Euro
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Call for paper art Outdoor Lucca Biennale 2021

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LUBICA - Lucca Biennale Cartasia is the world's biggest art event dedicated to paper art. The Biennale takes place every two years, in 2022 it will be held from the 31st of July until September the 25th. The Biennale is looking for emerging and affirmed artists to work in Lucca, Tuscany, during an artistic residency in July 2022. This call for entries aims to select artworks that involve the use of paper and its by-products to show how versatile this material is: artists that work with cardboard and paper are encouraged to participate in the contest with a challenging and innovative project for a monumental sculpture. The selected artworks will be exhibited in the most popular squares of the city during the event and will  then become part of the Biennale's permanent exhibition.

"The White Page" is the theme of the XI edition

 "White page" has a double-sided message: could represent endless opportunities and at the same time the anxiety of it all, the possibility of a brighter future and a leap of faith into the unknown, a white page is a bridge between the past and the future. 

 

The deadline for submitting projects for the Outdoor section is set for October 31st, 2021.

Deadline: 
10/31/2021

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20,oo €
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Kaunas Photo 2021 – Open Call

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KAUNAS PHOTO, the longest-running annual photographic festival in the Baltic States, based in Kaunas, is a platform of premieres of emerging talents. “Photo World” (China) titled KAUNAS PHOTO as a festival on crossroads of European photography. The current objective is to become a friendly festival to its audience as well as to the participating artists.

In collaboration with LensCulture, KAUNAS PHOTO festival announces an Open Call for its 18th edition, inviting photographers to propose their works and offering exhibiting opportunities as well as participation at New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award, consisting of a solo exhibition at the largest photography gallery in the Baltic States, Kaunas Photography Gallery and a 2500 EUR monetary prize. Open Call provides opportunities to be selected to the festival exhibition and projection program. All exhibiting artists, selected via KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Open Call will be offered artist fees.

KAUNAS PHOTO festival opening events will start on September 3, 2021 with KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Exhibition. Festival’s events and outdoor exhibitions will run until the end of October.

Topic of the year: AGE

“Being young is foolish”, one could sometimes hear in Lithuanian elderly say . Or, “new generations are lost to computer screens” and “would be uncapable to survive” in the off-line world. This clash of philosophies is not only based on real-time conditions, but on ways generations see life.

In 2021, KAUNAS PHOTO festival turns eighteen, and enters the adult age. Therefore, it will focus on threshold of coming of age, becoming adult, pros and cons, stories and senses of being small, young, teenage, parent, mid-age, retired, with or without grand-children, hobby, job, retirement savings facing the sunset of life. Works relating to general or specific aspects of choices of life, crisis, joys, traditions, stereotypes, taboos, social norms and implications of big data society on age groups is of an interest. Pandemic and the ways people of different age groups cope with isolation are among the possible current topics. A festival, strongly associated with documentary photography, but indulgent to ironic or even humorous treatment of subjects by artists, KAUNAS PHOTO is looking for artists who observe, analyze, co-create with people – both with those at the edge of crossroads of life and those who have seen it all, changes of currency, political systems, changing technologies and borders.

In numerous countries of the world, 18 is the age of leaving school, or leaving hometown for metropolis, travelling the world (as it used to be before the pandemic), choosing whom to vote for, maybe getting driver’s licence, possibly diving into the unknown and undescribable quest of experience of adult night and day life. Youth life in its daily struggle and taste, difficulties and victories will be sought after by KAUNAS PHOTO 2021, the 18 year-young festival.

Stories and concepts of what can be done to improve young people’s lives, living and working opportunities and conditions, as well as what young people do to transform today’s world are very welcome in photographic works. The age threshold of 18 is often associated with self-determination, own decisions, consent whether or not a person allows his/her image to be publicized via photography. Nonetheless, in full awareness that both photographing and exhibiting images of children and youth, can be delicate and challenging, organizers of KAUNAS PHOTO invite photographers to be broad-minded about interpretations of the youth topic.

KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 topic corresponds to the general topic of the festival, AGE.

Who can submit?

All Photographers/Artists, regardless of their age, nationality and place of residence are invited to submit work. KAUNAS PHOTO festival is known for its focus on documentary, but all styles, genres and approaches to photography are accepted and exhibited. Both completed works and those in progress can are welcome.

Photographers/Artists with KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award in focus, should ask themselves – “is my work ready for a space of 200 square metres?”.

Entry consists of:

  • title of the work;
  • 12-15 images (2000 px on the longer side, JPG 90% quality);
  • short description of the work (up to 250 words);
  • short written BIO (up to 250 words), followed by photographer’s contacts: email, phone number/s, mailing address.
  • Non-refundable entry fee of 25 EUR, per series entered, payable at the time of submission. No more than two series per artist accepted.

For the best of understanding, texts must be in English.

Entries accepted via LensCulture. Direct link:
https://www.lensculture.com/competitions/kaunas-photo-star-2021/events

Deadline – May 29, 2021

Photographers/Artists are encouraged to enter works as early as possible, since the festival curatorial team will be reviewing and studying submissions as soon as they will be arriving.

Open Call Opportunities

Photographers/Artists submitting works to Open Call can be enrolled in Kaunas Photo 2021 in the following ways:

  • works can be included into KAUNAS PHOTO festival program, its indoor and outdoor exhibitions, presented in squares in Kaunas;
  • Projection events;
  • KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award – Finalist’s and Winner’s exhibitions.

The Jury panel of decision-making curators on the Jury panel, who will review all entries and eventually are potential providers of opportunities through their platforms, institutions and networks.

The New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award with 2500 EUR prize

The KAUNAS PHOTO STAR tradition started in 2010, awarding the best participant of portfolio reviews with a solo exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery and paying respect to a probable future star of photography. Since 2018, the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Winner also receives a 2500 EUR prize, and a joint exhibition of Finalists is held and opened on the same day. Possible income tax obligations, eventually imposed by the country of citizenship of the Winner, will be his/her responsibility. For a Lithuanian citizen, this prize would be tax-exempt.

KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Finalists exhibitions across the venues of Kaunas old town and the Winner’s exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery will open on September 3, 2021.

Selection of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Finalists and Winner

KAUNAS PHOTO STAR selection has two stages.

In the first one, Jury panel members review and vote on all submitted entries. Ratings produced by the votes serve for shortlisting the 8 Finalists.

In the second stage, a joint Curatorial board of KAUNAS PHOTO festival and Kaunas Photography Gallery confirm or decide on finalization of the shortlist. If the standing of the first 8 positions is evident, 9th and 10th runners-up do not have the same number of votes, the 8 Finalists are confirmed by standings only. If two portfolios of one single Photographer/Artist make into the top 8, then the next voted runner-up is accepted into the list of 8 Finalists. If the No. 8 candidate has the same amount of votes as No. 9 or No. 10, the Curatorial board has right to make a decision about the 8th candidate or enlarge the group of Finalists. The published list of Finalists does not indicate any ratings.

The Curatorial board selects the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Winner from the 8 Finalists, prioritizing the work that is innovative in the use of photographic medium, exploration of the topic, strong in artistic maturity, sufficient and suitable for the large space of Kaunas Photography Gallery.

Open Call from KAUNAS PHOTO festival is followed by the Jury work that will select the shortlist of Finalists. All the shortlisted Photographers/Artists will have their exhibitions at the festival in 2021. The number of Finalists will be recommended by the festival and decided by the Jury. The Winner, selected from the Finalists by a joint board of curators of KAUNAS PHOTO festival and Kaunas Photography Gallery, will celebrate his/her exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery and receive the monetary prize. The decision regarding the Winner cannot be appealed.

The exhibitions of both, Finalists’ and the Winner’s works will open on Friday, September 3, 2021. The KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 Winner is only revealed upon opening of the doors of Kaunas Photography Gallery.

Every KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 Finalist agrees:

  • to provide the festival with a set of 20 – 40 digital files of print quality and additional materials, if needed: texts, materials for installations, etc. The materials will serve for detailed assessment of projects in the progress of selection of the Winner, as well as for the production of the exhibition by KAUNAS PHOTO festival. In 2021, due to COVID-19 driven uncertainties, transportation option is completely excluded;
  • to propose possible ways of exhibiting his or her work, but accept the final decisions of the exhibition architects of KAUNAS PHOTO festival;
  • that no site-specific or content information about Finalists’ exhibitions will be disclosed until the date and hours of the exhibition openings.

Every KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 Finalist is entitled to:

  • participation in a joint KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award exhibition, that will be produced by and at the expenses of KAUNAS PHOTO festival;
  • Due to COVID-19 risks, complicated travel arrangements, eventual obligations of self-isolation resulting after travel, KAUNAS PHOTO festival will not undertake travel arrangements and accommodation, but will pay every KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Finalist an Artist fee of 250 EUR against an invoice delivered by the Photographer/Artist or a contract. The Artist fees will be settled no later than until October 31, 2021.

KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Jury Members

Fred Boucher – Photaumnales festival and Usimage Biennale Director (Clermont/Beauvais, France)
Thomas Schirmboeck – ZEPHYR- Raum für Fotografie, Leader (Mannheim, Germany)
Gintaras Česonis – Kaunas Photography Gallery, Leader (Lithuania)
Anna Dannemann – The Photographers’ Gallery, Senior Curator (London, UK)
Julia Durkin – Auckland Festival of Photography director (New Zealand)
Kristina Juraitė – KAUNAS PHOTO co-founder, professor at Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Donatas Stankevičius – KAUNAS PHOTO and Kaunas Photography Gallery curator (Lithuania)
Mariusz Forecki – Pix.House gallery, Co-Founder (Poznan, Poland)
Mindaugas Kavaliauskas – KAUNAS PHOTO founder, curator (Lithuania)

Previous Winners of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award who have held their exhibitions at Kaunas Photography Gallery:

  • Chiara Panariti, Gianfranco Ferraro (Italy, 2020)
  • Maxime Matthys (Belgium, 2019)
  • Simon Menner (Germany, 2018)
  • Mayumi Suzuki (Japan, 2017)
  • Julien Lombardi (France, 2016)
  • Jeniffer Thoreson (USA, 2015)
  • Andrejs Strokins (Latvia, 2013)
  • Andrei Liankevich (Belarus, 2012)
  • Luca Zanier (Switzerland, 2011)
  • Eric Lusito (France, 2010)

Inclusion into KAUNAS PHOTO festival program

If selected to exhibit at KAUNAS PHOTO festival, Photographers/Artists will be contacted personally. Their names will appear on KAUNAS PHOTO web along with the announcement of the festival program.

Works will be produced at the expense of the festival to match site-specific settings.

Photographers whose works selected to KAUNAS PHOTO 2021 exhibition program will be also offered an artist fee.

KAUNAS PHOTO 2021 Calendar

April 28 – May 29, 23:59 entries accepted, entrants’ local times – Open Call;
June 9 – last day for 8 Finalists to send in 20-40  high resolution files for KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Winner assessment, exhibition production (via WeTransfer to festival@kaunasphoto.info)
June 12 – Announcement of the Finalists on KaunasPhoto.com
September 3 – KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Finalists’ and Winner’s exhibition Openings;
Events, meetings (online and on-site), educational activities, projections, exhibition tours – until October 31, 2021.

Author’s rights and other legal aspects

While submitting works to the KAUNAS PHOTO 2021 open call via LensCulture, a photographer declares that he/she is the only owner of the economic author’s rights to the pictures submitted. Photographer agrees that the pictures submitted can be reproduced in materials and forms of artistic or media presentation of KAUNAS PHOTO festival outcomes, such as flyers, invitation cards, post cards, posters, catalogs, projections, slideshows, web sites, including but not limited to that of KAUNAS PHOTO festival for unlimited time in unlimited territory without any royalty payments. Entrants accept their responsibility for the right to the image of persons, models, places, objects or trade marks appearing in the pictures submitted to KAUNAS PHOTO festival.

KAUNAS PHOTO festival does not limit the photographers’ /artists’ moral or economic rights to promote, broadcast, exhibit, publish and sell their works submitted to KAUNAS PHOTO festival’s Open Call.

Prints produced by KAUNAS PHOTO festival, can be either left at the festival’s collection or destroyed after the exhibition, based on the decision of the Photographer/Artist.

In 2017, ”The Nemunas Journey” exhibition by Vitus Saloshanka (Belarus/Germany), partly created during two Residencies provided by KAUNAS PHOTO (2015 and 2017), after the first show during the festival in 2017, was presented at Prienai Cultural Centre and Prospektas Gallery of Photography in Vilnius, with artist being present to all opening events, trips & accommodation covered by the inviting parties. In 2019, this exhibition went to “InterPhoto” festival in Bialystok, Poland. The artist is reinvited, in some cases supplementary artist fees were paid. This is just one example of works living on after KAUNAS PHOTO.

About KAUNAS PHOTO festival

Founded in 2004 by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, KAUNAS PHOTO aims to be the stage for the future stars of photography. Being a part of Photo Festival Union and Festivals Of Light Organization, KAUNAS PHOTO festival is the longest-running photographic festival in the Baltic states. The festival is a platform for dialogue around contemporary photographic creation between North and South, East and West.

KAUNAS PHOTO 2021 is funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture.
KAUNAS PHOTO STAR partners: Kaunas Photography Gallery, LensCulture.

Enter works until May, 29, 2021 (23:59 your local time) via LensCulture

LensCulture is a global community of photographers and industry professionals. As one of the world’s largest online destinations for discovering contemporary photography, LensCulture also provides some of the best opportunities for global exposure, international recognition, ongoing learning and creative development. LensCulture is committed to inspiring and empowering its thriving community of over 2.5 million, across 145 countries and in 15 languages around the world.

www.KaunasPhoto.com

Deadline: 
05/29/2021

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25 EUR
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INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS - INTERNATIONAL LMDP8 FESTIVAL OF THEATER, ART AND NEW TECHNOLOGIE 2021

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Between November and December 2021, Kyber Theatre organises in Cagliari (Italy) the 8th Edition of the International Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival called “The Wonders of Possible”, LMDP Festival is the first of this kind in the whole Italy. Its aim is to promote the interrelation between artistic and technological languages.
Kyber Teatro – spin off of L’ Aquilone di Viviana (theatre and new technologies company, LMDP Festival organizer), addresses to Italian and International artists, also emerging companies and/or under 35 artists, an Open Call to submit their projects about “Interaction between arts and technologies”.

Who can attend – The participation is open to:
– Artists and Companies of every nationality
– Also emerging companies and under 35 artists
– to who works individually or in a group of maximum 3 people.

Eligible projects:
• Theatre and new technologies plays
• Art and new technologies performances
• Installations that explore and realize the interaction between artwork, exhibition space and observers with the contribution of technology

The theme of LMDP Festival is the interrelation between theatre, arts and new technology.

Publication
Applying for the call, the artists must provide a short biography and an abstract of the project and they agree that the material related to the project could be published on the Festival website and/or presented to the press for promotional purposes.

Archiving process
Artists authorise Kyber Teatro – L’aquilone di Viviana to present their work, to store the material and make it accessible through the Festival’s website. All rights to the artwork and images will remain to the artist. The Organization is also entitled to document the event in all its phases through audio recordings, video or images.

 

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Economic conditions.
The winners of the Open Call will have guaranteed the full coverage of the costs for mobility (travels to Cagliari, board and accommodation); coverage of agility costs and the “attendance fee” for the presentation of their performance for 2 evenings. If possible, we will cover also any material required for the presentation of the performance / show / installation (it will be subject to agreements with our technical director).
The winners, if interested, can present a technological artistic workshop with an entrance ticket for the audience, too.

Deadline: 
07/01/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
partecipation to the open call is free
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Call for entries - DANCE AND MEDIA JAPAN International Dance Film Festival 2021

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

DANCE AND MEDIA JAPAN
International Dance Film Festival 2021

The festival would accept entries for films featuring dance.

Entry starting: 1st March 2021.
Deadline: 30th June 2021.
Online Screening: Planned in October 2021.
 
Screening Event
ONLINE screening in October 2021.
OFFLINE screening in theaters is under consideration depending on the situation of COVID-19 in Japan.
 
Qualification
Entry to the festival is open for all, regardless of profession, nationality, or age.
 
Entry Regulations
・Films must be uploaded on VIMEO or YOUTUBE to enter.
・There is NO ENTRY-FEE required.
・There are NO PAYMENT OF ROYALTY for the screening.
・We only accept dance films or dance videos. We DO NOT accept video documentation of stage performances or promotion materials.
・All rights in the film including the visual images, music, cast and other elements must be cleared for the screening.
・International dance film Festival is not a competition.
・An individual may enter multiple dance films.
・Films selected as the "International Dance Film Festival 2021 Selection" are planned to be screened in several online and offline events in Japan throughout 2021-2022.

About Selection
・Only selected works will be screened at the festival.
・The films will be judged and selected by Naoto Iina, director and producer of Dance and Media Japan.
・Films judged and selected as part of the "International Dance Film Festival 2021 Selection" are to be screened around Japan.

About Judge
Naoto IINA
Iina is the producer and director of "International Dance Film Festival". He has founded Dance and Media Japan to create a fusion between performing arts and digital media. Iina is also the Editor-in-chief of the online Butoh program "Re-Butoooh" (published by NPO Dance Archive Network). He currently teaches at Tokyo Zokei University as Associate Professor and is also a Lecturer at Za Koenji Theatre Creation Academy.

Deadline: 
06/30/2021

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Dreams & Resilience Virtual Art Show

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The Coronavirus. Became a source of stress or even anxiety for many people. For many more.. Something even worse.

What helped us out here was our Resilience. It can help us fight and overcome almost everything. Maybe the only downside of resilience is that, it's not something we receive as a gift. Needs time to build, shapes with your experiences. Basically we shape it as we progress through life. The reason why each and every one of us respond differently to Covid. Basically our capability of being able to go through difficult or even extreme events and how we survive the aftermath.

Like our Art.

Through this self-isolated times, we can see Art was only getting brighter. And here we are, trying to share the dreams in the Artist's eyes. Hoping those dreams will help us build more Resilience.

In this festival, we are planning to work with 15 Artists between 24th of May and 11th of June.

Special Opportunities :

  • All artworks will be displayed on our Instagram - permanently.
  • When someone reaches out to us about purchasing any artwork, we will contact with the artists and only help them establish connection (even happens 6 months later after the project).
  • Instagram Posts daily on our stories and the feed.
  • Digital Magazine Publishing; We are giving free opportunity for all the participating artists in this festival, we will share biographies, links and their works, it will be on our Website for a month and going to stay on our Instagram feed.

 

Deadline: 
05/18/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Entries are free, only the participating Artists will pay a small fee for publishing.
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