Deadline: 12 a.m., November 17, 2014 Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture (Ljubljana, Slovenia) is pleased to announce its mural arts initiative as part of the transnational project about young urban art: What’s The Deal? The project explores the phenomena of consumption and sustainability in connection with young urban cultures and uses street art, design,
Deadline: 12 a.m., November 17, 2014
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture (Ljubljana, Slovenia) is pleased to announce its mural arts initiative as part of the transnational project about young urban art: What’s The Deal? The project explores the phenomena of consumption and sustainability in connection with young urban cultures and uses street art, design, and digital media as exemplary fields.
MURAL ARTS RESIDENCY
For the last decades, not only Ljubljana, but also other cities have been facing the problem of unbridled and poorly regulated sprouting of billboards, large public LCD displays and other types of invasive advertising. This is leading to the conversion of almost any large vertical surface along urban arterial roads into a surface used for advertising and marketing purposes. Kino Šiška will initiate mural arts activities to reclaim some of the space for artistic use.
This call for entries is due by Monday, November 17, 2014 at 12 a.m. CET and is open to all areas of visual arts. Proposals that combine visual arts with other media (e.g. painting + sound) are also welcome.
A mural arts residency is offered to artists who want to develop and present their work addressing the theme of consumption and sustainability.
This residency offers a three-week stay in Ljubljana. Artist-in-residence will receive a fee of 1000 EUR net. The residency will take place for three weeks in the February 2015 – March 2015 period. The final dates will be set in an agreement between Kino Šiška and the selected artist.
A basic budget for materials and services for realizing the work will be covered by the organizer (Kino Šiška). Travel costs to and from Ljubljana will also be taken care of.
Participants must be EU residents or residents of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Former Yugoslav republics or Turkey. Slovenian artist will not be accepted.
Younger artists (under 35) will receive a more favourable treatment. Inclusive approaches that would involve an active role of Slovenian artists, designers or other practitioners in development and/or realization of the project are also preferred.
Please send your project ideas via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The submission should include:
– A short written explanation about the proposed work plan or project concept. We would like the topic of the proposed artwork to resonate well with our concern about contemporary consumer culture and long term sustainability. (Please limit your explanations to one page – make it short and to the point! Less can be more. You are welcome to include sketches or visual materials).
– Provisional technical specification (materials and services you will need for making your project happen).
– A short CV or Bio (please limit it to half of a page).
– A maximum of 10 images from past works are welcome, pictures of murals are preferred (Images should be at least 800px in width or height, but not bigger than 2MB per image). Please include an image listing document with your filename, title of artwork, media, size, and location of mural. Please name your files as follows: imagenumber_lastname_title: i.e. 001_eisenberg_untitled.jpg.
– Your basic contact data (name, address, date of birth, email, mobile phone No).
– Anything else you might find crucial.
In the selection process Kino Šiška might require more information about the project and your entry. Email will be the predominant means of communication, so stay tuned.