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Opportunities: Call for Artists 2019 (Barcelona) Deadline – 19th of August 2018

Opportunities: Call for Artists 2019 (Barcelona) Deadline – 19th of August 2018

Call for Artists 2019 (Barcelona) 2019
Deadline: 19th of August 2018
Online Application: http://www.blueprojectfoundation.org/en/residences/call-for-artists
Fee to Participate or Apply: free

Description Of Opportunity:

OBJECT and PURPOSE

The BLUEPROJECT FOUNDATION is a non-profit organization based in Barcelona whose main aim is to support and promote national and international artistic creation. This support is made through an exhibition and residency programme that promotes artists and works, which propose reflection of today’s aesthetic, social and intellectual issues. The selected artists will be chosen according to the conditions established in this

CALL FOR ARTISTS, outlined below:

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Participants

This call is open to any artist interested as an individual or on behalf of a group or company, regardless of their age, nationality or creative discipline.

2. Proposals / projects

From this call, it will be chosen 2 projects of exhibition as a final result (with a maximum of 8 weeks) and 1 project of performance (for at least one public presentation). Priority will be given to new and original projects. Each participant can submit a maximum of one individual proposal and one collective. The production support and the residency must allow the conception, formalization, production and/or completion of the proposed project, using the facilities of the workshop if needed, with the objective of its following exhibition / presentation at the Sala Project of the foundation. Submitted projects may include any artistic-cultural field (painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, design, music, film, video, action, installation, writing, events, performances, edition, poetry, ecology, gastronomy, theatre, dance and movement, etc.) regardless the format or technique employed. Each project must be developed or completed in a period of residency of maximum two months previous to its presentation / exhibition, at the usual open hours of the foundation (from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.). The period of residency for performance projects may be flexible and to be agreed according its work plan and the foundation calendar.

3. Presentation of the applications

Applications must be submitted using the application form at the foundation’s website, before midnight (Spanish time) of August 19th 2018. In order to the submission be valid, the applicant must fill in all fields of the form and attach the documentation required, which includes: A) Project description. It must be a SINGLE document summarizing the project. It must be written in English, Spanish or Catalan and be sent in PDF format (10 MB max). The document must include the following information: o Description of the proposed project: a conceptual, technical and production description of the project (maximum 1,000 words). The project can’t be modified once accepted. o Non-binding schedule or estimated working plan, indicating any preferences regarding the time needed for the project’s development and preference of residency period. o Visual documentation of the proposal (images, video, sketches, models, spatial designs, etc.) o Technical needs and duration in the case of performances (if the project is not completed, needs and estimated duration) o Any other information needed to fully understand the project (project images or past works, links to videos of other works, etc.) o Explanation of any other support, grants or institutions involved in the project, if any. o Brief biography and curriculum of the artist, collective or company. B) Budget of the project. Total estimated budget, itemized by the different concepts and their economic values, in order to clearly evaluate the economic dimension of the project. The artist’s fees (and other collaborators, performers, etc.) should be considered in the total budget.

4. Calendar and timeframe

This call for artists opens on June 21st and ends on August 19th 2018 at midnight, Spanish time. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. The projects will be presented at the Sala Project in the period between January and May 2019.

5. Projects selection

The selection of projects will be carried out by the foundation’s team, led by Renato Della Poeta and assisted by Pedro Torres and Cristina López. The foundation may request from the artists documentation or clarifications at any time during the selection process, as well as telephone or face-to-face interview that will allow a better understanding of the selected project and the artist’s work. The decision of the jury will be unappealable and the foundation reserves the right to decide before any eventuality not provided in these terms. The selection criteria will be: the quality of the artistic projects, budget viability in accordance with these terms and with each project, the adequacy of the proposal to the Sala Project and the artist’s career. The final decision of the jury will be communicated to participants and to the general public on 27th September 2018 through the foundation’s official website and social media. The foundation will not communicate the results for the call individually nor confirm the receipt of projects. Once the winners are announced, a document will be drawn up outlining the responsibilities and contributions of each part, as well as the timeframe for the proposals’ completion and presentation and the resources needed for their correct development. The foundation and/or jury reserve the right to declare the call total or partially void and open another submission period.

6. Contribution of the Blueproject Foundation

The foundation commits to providing a range of materials and human resources for the proper development of the projects. o Use of the entire workshop space for a maximum period of two months (for each project) to develop the selected project. The use of this space includes free Wi-Fi, basic cleaning of the space and the tools and resources at the foundation’s disposal. o Programming the exhibition/presentation of the project at the Sala Project calendar during the year 2019, with a maximum duration of eight weeks for exhibition projects and a minimum of one public presentation for performance projects. The period in which they will take place is from January to May 2019. The specific dates will be agreed with the winning artists in each case. o Economic contribution of a TOTAL of 16,000 euros (all taxes included) to be shared among the three winning projects, assigned to cover the project costs or any other expenses directly related to it (installing, exhibition operation, flights, accommodation and expenses in case of Barcelona non-resident artists, etc.) or to the proper functioning of this open call. o Contribution to the optimal development of the projects through the provision of any information and resources possible within the budgetary and staffing constraints of the Blueproject Foundation. o Communication and promotion of the proposal as well as its exhibition using all possible resources through the foundation’s media channels (press, web, social media, etc).

7. Participants’ commitment

The submission of an application to this call implies the acceptance of the conditions established therein and the express acceptance of a series of obligations: o Artists allow their name to be mentioned, as well as graphic/visual reproduction of their work for any kind of promotion or publication that the Blueproject Foundation considers appropriate. o The selected project must be carried out within the budget and timeframe agreed within the residency programme framework. o The chosen artists agree to make good use of the facilities and equipment provided to develop their proposals. o The approved budget must include the costs of setting up and dismantling the exhibition. The foundation does not have any installing personnel or specialized equipment. However, it can be commissioned to external staff and technicians, whose fees must be included in the project budget. o The Sala Project is not a scenic space and has a regular exhibition lighting system (rails for spotlights). The resources for a more complex stage setup must be considered in the technical project of the proposal and assumed within the budget. The room can be adapted (wall painting, construction of furniture, etc.) according to the possibilities of the space, the budget of the project (which has to consider the reconditioning of the space to its original state) and with the permission of the foundation. o Once the exhibition is over, for those projects with resulting artworks, the artist must choose between these two options: § Donation of one of the produced works to the Blueproject Foundation’s collection. § If the artist sales the works, 30% of the final price (until a maximum that can’t exceed the production costs of the project) will go to the Blueproject Foundation. o Once the period of presentation/exhibition is finished, the artists commit themselves to retake their works and materials within a period of 3 months. Otherwise, the Blueproject Foundation will not be responsible for the works and materials stored in the foundation.

8. Acceptance of these terms

Submitting artists accept all the items outlined in these terms and conditions and commit to signing a Collaboration Agreement with the Foundation that outlines all the provisions in relation to the collaboration between both parties.

How To Apply:

Applications must be submitted using the application form at the foundation’s website, before midnight (Spanish time) of August 19th 2018. In order to the submission be valid, the applicant must fill in all fields of the form and attach the documentation required, which includes: A) Project description. It must be a SINGLE document summarizing the project. It must be written in English, Spanish or Catalan and be sent in PDF format (10 MB max). The document must include the following information: o Description of the proposed project: a conceptual, technical and production description of the project (maximum 1,000 words). The project can’t be modified once accepted. o Non-binding schedule or estimated working plan, indicating any preferences regarding the time needed for the project’s development and preference of residency period. o Visual documentation of the proposal (images, video, sketches, models, spatial designs, etc.) o Technical needs and duration in the case of performances (if the project is not completed, needs and estimated duration) o Any other information needed to fully understand the project (project images or past works, links to videos of other works, etc.) o Explanation of any other support, grants or institutions involved in the project, if any. o Brief biography and curriculum of the artist, collective or company. B) Budget of the project. Total estimated budget, itemized by the different concepts and their economic values, in order to clearly evaluate the economic dimension of the project. The artist’s fees (and other collaborators, performers, etc.) should be considered in the total budget.

 

Contact Email:residencia@blueprojectfoundation.org
Website: http://www.blueprojectfoundation.org/

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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