13 Jun 2022

Compete 15th International Festival of Art on Billboards

Art Moves Toruń, Kujawsko-pomorskie, Poland

Art Moves

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: July 22, 2022 – For five years now we have been presenting the most moving art works of the outstanding artists from all over the world in the public space. We use billboard – the symbol of the modern age of consumption – and change it into a symbol of consideration, reflection and a deep insight into ourselves and the surrounding reality. We want to reach out to ordinary people, those who do not usually attend art galleries and museums. We are driven by the belief that art can be very important to contemporary people, being a perfect resonator able to induce vibrations in the minds of the viewers, freeing people from their everyday routine and offering new perspectives on reality.

The purpose of the Competition is to propagate and popularize billboard art and to encourage artists to create art engaged in the reality.

THEME
The artists taking part in the Competition are invited to prepare an artwork (maximum three pieces), technique is up to you. The work is intended to be a creative response to this year’s Competition theme: Love or hatred? Truth or falsehood? What should we appreciate in these uncertain times?

This competition slogan can be treated as a metaphor of all the processes taking place in the world today. Recent months and years have been marked by constant uncertainty. Lives of individuals and whole societies are no longer predictable. We are facing one crisis after another, without any break. The pandemic is not over yet, and the war in Ukraine broke out. Reality looks unstable, unpredictable, full of chaos and turmoil. Particular societies and the entire humanity need to face never-ending challenges, dangers and disasters. How should we live in these tough times and reinvent ourselves? What is important? What can help us make sense of what is going on, what we are experiencing and what we are going through? How to find hope? What can we rely on and what should we choose? What should we stand for? There are loads of questions about what kind of world we want and what reality we would like to live in. In the world based on the rules of love or hatred, truth or falsehood? What should we appreciate in these uncertain times?

ELIGIBILITY
The Competition is open and all artists interested in billboard art are invited to take part, however, the Competition is particularly addressed to young artists, who are usually most eager to face new themes and untypical ways of art presentation. There is no entry fee.

The artists taking part in the Competition are invited to prepare an artwork (maximum three pieces), technique is up to you. The work is intended to be a creative response to this year’s Competition theme: Love or hatred? Truth or falsehood? What should we appreciate in these uncertain times?

Incorporation of the Competition theme in the work is not required and will not have any impact on the evaluation of the work by the jury. If some other slogan or phrase is used in the work, it should be expressed in either Polish or English language.

The format of the competition work should be 498 cm x 243 cm (196 inches x 95.7 inches) in a horizontal layout, 100 dpi, cmyk, tiff.

SELECTIONS & AWARDS
From all the entries, the jury will select 6 most interesting works which will be printed and displayed on billboards in the city space during the Art Moves Festival in September 2022 in Torun, Poland.

The best selected work will receive the Main Award in the amount of PLN 4000 (about EUR 872, USD 937,20). The winner will be obliged to pay a lump-sum tax on the award
value.

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Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete and RFP/Q's. Opportunity Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Benefits: *No Application Fee, Cash or Value Awards, and Exhibition - Group.

Opportunity expires in 27 days.

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