[Sponsored Listing] BBA Gallery in Berlin, Germany announces a call for artists for the BBA Artist Prize 2021. This is an international call open to all media, ages above 18, and genders, as well as all career paths, stages, and educational backgrounds. An international jury of high ranking industry professionals judge the entries, they look for the artist which shows the highest potential, outstanding creativity with professionalism, and who has most convincingly and skillfully executed a concept or work.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2021
The Kühlhaus Berlin is one of the city’s most favored venues for art and cultural events. It is a heritage building at Gleisdreieck, a central and well-known location in Berlin. The BBA Artist Prize 2021 exhibition is showing on the 5th floor of the building, which offers the following: Exhibiting space of over 600 m2, lift entrance, wheelchair accessible, WC facilities. The vast space allows for the presentation of about a dozen artists and a variety of media – video art, installed projections, time-based media, and sculptural works. Brick walls alternate with a classic white cube style so that paintings, photography, and print works each find a perfect spot.
BBA Artist Prize 2021 Artist Benefits
Longlisted artists: 30 longlisted artists will be featured on the BBA Gallery website and actively promoted on social media throughout spring 2021.
Shortlisted artists: 10-15 shortlisted artists will be selected out of the longlist in early April 2021. The shortlisted artists exhibit in a group show and are eligible to win the 3 prizes. In addition, each shortlisted artist receives a promotion through the gallery’s Artsy profile, website, PR, and social media channels.
Group exhibition during Gallery Weekend Berlin 2021: The exhibition of the shortlisted artists and the announcement of the prize winners is a highlight during Gallery Weekend Berlin from 30th April to 2nd May 2021. The Gallery Weekend Berlin is one of the leading events for contemporary art in Germany and attracts art enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world.
Solo show at BBA Gallery in 2022
Cash prize 1000 €
Artsy profile + online solo show
Cash prize 500 €
Artsy profile + online solo show
Cash prize 300 €
About BBA Gallery
BBA Gallery works with emerging and mid-career artists. These are industry terms, labels that help simplify complexity. Artists don’t need a label. They need a champion – a committed gallery who kicks doors for them, introduces their work to collectors, and shares their vision with the world. That’s why BBA Gallery launched in 2017. They find and represent artists with unique talent and ideas, a strong vision, and compelling style. Age or education are not the most important criteria. They are more interested in authenticity, perseverance, professionalism, and outstanding artworks – no matter the medium.
BBA Gallery began as an artist-run project space in 2015. Their ethos has been clear. Seek out talented and passionate artists and give them all the nurture they need whether they’re emerging or mid-career.
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The Field Kitchen Academy announces a call for artists for The Curious Loop, their interdisciplinary, educational residency programme that gathers artists/ creative minds, a resident chef, and prominent experts from different fields together around a kitchen table through mind-opening acts and actions. On its second edition, a total of 11 interdisciplinary residents will be selected to join the upcoming Field Kitchen Academy in its three modules. Curated by Ece Pazarbaşı, this year, under the title of The Curious Loop, the Field Kitchen Academy will use the notion of loops-in-sound as a gateway to other concepts of repetition, offering a variety of individual and collective experiences.
Deadline: 22 Jun 2020
Loops represent a time that is suspended, which is a compressed source of the past, present, and the future. The loop oscillates between the known and the unknown. As for the viewer and listener, it could unfold to a future of known (as it repeats the same material over and over again), but it may relate to an unknown (as surprises are always welcome). One never knows if the loop will be broken with an unknown sound or visual component – no matter how well defined and repeated the loop has developed in the past. If one cannot step into the same river twice and one opens to perception with all senses, what differences can we find in each loop?
Composed of three intertwined modules that allow for different durations in the residency, the program is open to application from all disciplines and all walks of life. The selected residents will have the opportunity of pursuing processes of experimentation, discussion, trial and error, the progression of knowledge, and know-how in working sessions during the first 3 weeks. The last half week will be the ‘simmering’ period where the residents are expected to do nothing but only listening.
The outcome of the Field Kitchen Academy’s three working sessions will be presented as part of The Curious Loop Public Program. The Public Program is partially supported by Musikfonds and Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.
Location: Gutshaus Wusten-Buchholz, Perleberg, Germany. Approximately 2 hours away from Berlin. Selected participants will be announced by 6 July 2020.
Educational Residency Leaders
- Bill Fontana (composer and video artist)
- Hans Peter Kuhn (sound and visual artist)
- Sebastian Mullaert A.k.a Minilogue (producer and DJ)
- Ove Holmqvist (sound artist)
- Hans Rosenström (sound artist)
- Steffi Weismann (sound artist)
- Ji Woo and Sun Woo (Zen Masters)
- Prof. Dr. Ursula Koch (Neurophysiologist)
Chef in Residence: Emrah Tas
Selection committee: Peter Cusack, Ali M. Demirel, Juliana Hodkinson, Mario Asef, and Ece Pazarbaşı.
The Curious Loop Artist Benefits
The three intertwined modules allow for different durations in the residency. The participation fee covers shared room for two people for the entire period, 3 plant based meals (breakfast, lunch, dinners, and tea time snacks), and the program fee for the entire working sessions and participation in the public program. With an inter-disciplinary approach, the Field Kitchen Academy invites six experts of academics and field practitioners to meet 10 carefully selected artists/ creative minds and a resident cook in a concentrated environment with health regulations.
About Field Kitchen Academy
Field Kitchen Academy is a mobile project of GROUND e.V., that brings artists and creative minds together with experts around interdisciplinary topics and food. It aims at transcending the existing borders between research and practice, beyond forms and formats with innovative tools, and experiences on holistic knowing and thinking. It aims at stimulating new areas and formats of investigations. Programs support artistic practice and creative thinking in a lab format. The three pillars of the Field Kitchen Academy:
Each edition of Field Kitchen Academy is uses the residency period as a process for a field research on a particularly selected concept. It chooses to take place in idyllic or characteristically unique urban areas to attain an encapsulated focus of its participants.
kitchen |ˈkɪtʃɪn, -tʃ(ə)n|
Field Kitchen Academy acts in two dimensions. It is an educational lab for experimentation, discussion, trial and fail, progression of knowledge and creativity where heated and open debates can take place. And it is an educational residency for app. 10 participants and one resident cook. It provides a ‘simmering’ time for its residents, where they will have the opportunity to work and reflect through the knowledge they co-created with the experts.
kitchen table |ˈkɪtʃɪn, -tʃ(ə)n| |ˈteɪb(ə)l|
At the Field Kitchen Academy, the kitchen table is a symbol for uniting and overcoming the hierarchies of conventional education. It stands out for a table of equity and experience exchange platform. Smarts with street smarts share their wisdom with the residents of the programme.
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The Reclaim Kollektiv announces a call for artists for the Reclaim Award 2020. Ads out, art in! Reclaim your place in public space. Billboards become cultural conceptual surfaces, artistic canvases, or photographic landscapes. The city a public museum. Reclaim replaces advertising on large surfaces with your art. With the award, make a contribution towards culturally enhancing the public space. Make Cologne’s urban profile more attractive. Display billboards that stimulate, illustrate diversity and difference, and open up conceptual spaces. Easily perceivable, public, and for everyone!
Deadline: 26 Apr 2020
Entry fee: 1 entry: 25€ / 2 entries: 40€ / 3 entries: 50€.
Where usually cruises, cars, or detergents find large places to shine, there will now be art. 40 billboards become exhibition surfaces.
This year, the Reclaim Kollektiv holds the second Reclaim Award in Cologne. For the debut in 2019, 551 artists from 29 countries applied to redesign 25 billboards in urban areas of Cologne. Since this went beyond any intended scope, there will be already 40 large-scale billboards to show art in 2020.
Reclaim grows. A plus of 15 surfaces means even more radiance for the artpieces, even more visibility for the artists. The stage is ready, Cologne as public museum. Perception in public space is the highest: large-scale billboards on bustling streets, busy train stations, and in urban, alternative neighbourhoods of Cologne.
The winners will exhibit their works in the form of 18/1 posters on billboards rented in a central location, for the duration of 10 days. Artists from all fields and all countries are welcome to participate in the competition.
About Reclaim Kollektiv
The Reclaim Kollektiv consists of three business partners and friends. Odo Hans is a freelance artist and initiator of the Reclaim Award. Together with Tobias Handorf and Caspar Wündrich, managers of the design studio neoactio in Cologne, they founded the Kollektiv in 2019.
Last years’ debut was a great success for the trio. 551 applicants liked the idea and shared the vision. This years’ Reclaim Award grew by 15 surfaces.
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BBA Gallery in Berlin, Germany announces an art call for the Photography Prize. They will offer four shortlisted artists an exhibition during Berlin Photo Week at BBA Gallery in October 2019.
The gallery team will select the shortlisted artists. A jury consisting of the gallery directors and industry professionals will then decide on the winner. There are no restrictions in terms of theme, photography medium, or educational background. Installations and conceptual works are welcome. Early applications end 31 July, general deadline 5 September.
Four shortlisted photo artists exhibit at BBA Gallery in October 2019 during Berlin Photo Week. WhiteWall will sponsor the production of all selected photo works for the exhibition. In addition, each shortlisted artist receives a software package by Skylum and promotion through the gallery’s website, PR, and social media channels.
The Photography Prize winner is selected by a jury and will receive an artist profile on the gallery platform Artsy through BBA Gallery. WhiteWall will present the winner’s works in their showrooms with a touring solo show.
About BBA Gallery
BBA Gallery works with emerging and mid-career artists. These are industry terms, labels that help simplify complexity. Artists don’t need a label – they need a champion: a committed gallery who kicks doors for them, introduces their work to collectors, and shares their vision with the world.
That’s why BBA Gallery launched in 2017. They find and represent artists with unique talent and ideas, a strong vision, and a compelling style. Age or education are not the most important criteria. BBA Gallery is more interested in authenticity, perseverance, professionalism, and outstanding artworks, no matter the medium.
BBA Gallery began as an artist-run project space in 2015. The ethos has been clear since then – to seek out talented and passionate artists and give them all the nurture they need.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Koelner Liste 2017, a fair for contemporary art in Cologne/Germany, announces a call for artists. The 4th edition of Koelner Liste will be held from April 28th to 30th, 2017, parallel to one of the most important art market events in Europe, the Art Cologne.
Deadline: 31 Jan 2017
Galleries, project groups, and artists are cordially invited to apply. The application is free of charge.
As the sole satellite art fair to Art Cologne, the discovery fair presents a broad range of international contemporary art at affordable prices. This time, Koelner Liste will be held at the historical XPOST, a former post office building in downtown Cologne. A shuttle service between the two fairs will be available throughout the duration of the fair.
The fair’s curatorial position and relaxed atmosphere is focused at facilitating a direct dialogue between young collectors and art lovers and a diverse range of international artists, while bringing contemporary art closer to not only the more traditional audience of Art Cologne but also to new target groups.
- Unlike most of the major art fairs which are open mainly to art galleries, Koelner Liste 2017 offers individual artists and photographers access to one of the largest and long-established art markets in Europe.
- As an exhibitor, artists will get the opportunity to perform side by side with galleries and project spaces, present art to an international audience of specialists as well as to the general public, and offer works for sale.
- Newcomers at the European art market benefit from our expertise and experience and receive, according to their needs and wishes, professional consultation by our curators and the organizing team.
About Koelner Liste
Koelner Liste is offering an international forum for fresh, contemporary art. The spotlight is on emerging, promising artists whose works are still in a reasonable price range.
The attractive booth rate policy aims at maintaining access to the international contemporary art market especially for young project groups, galleries, and emerging artists.
Having captured the continuing and growing interest of the public over the last years, we will be expecting over 100 national and international exhibitors and more than 10,000 visitors.
The new location, XPOST Cologne features an impressive fusion of industrial charm, historical structures and modern, minimalist elements, thus providing the ideal setting for showcasing a whole variety of modern artworks on 4,000 square meters.
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Kunstwerk Carlshütte, a non-profit cultural initiative, announces a call for artists for the annual art exhibition NordArt 2017, with about 250 selected artists from all over the world.
Deadline: 30 Nov 2016
As an internationally established forum for cultural education and exchange, NordArt has dedicated itself to the task of enhancing mutual understanding through the language of art. Year after year the exhibition redefines itself anew by setting new priorities.
NordArt ranks among the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe. The vast aisles of the historic iron foundry serve as its stage with 22,000 square meters of floor space and adjacent 80,000 square meters large sculpture park. Interacting with the impressive scenery of the industrial architecture the art works develops a distinct atmosphere, taking the visitors on an incomparable journey around the world through art.
Chief Curator for NordArt 2017: Wolfgang Gramm
Opening ceremony: Saturday 10 June 2017
Opening times: till 8 October 2017, Tuesday to Sunday 11 am 7 pm
No entry fee or participating fee.
- NordArt-Prize: The NordArt-Prize worth 10.000 Euro is sponsored by Hans-Julius and Johanna Ahlmann (ACO Group) since 2010. Each year one artist is awarded with the aim to support the art and culture scene.
- Public Choice Award: NordArt visitors can vote for their favourite artist. Three winners are invited to participate again in next year’s NordArt. Each award is worth 1.000 Euro.
- NordArt-Symposium: Each year the exhibition is preceded by the international NordArt Symposium. Approximately ten artists are invited to attend the symposium and create large works (sculpture, installation, painting) for the current NordArt.
- NordArt Catalogue: A catalogue in DIN A4 format (29,7 cm x 21 cm), in German/English, is produced for the exhibition with one page per artist. All participating artists receive a free copy of the catalogue.
For several years, NordArt has put the fine arts of one specific country in the focus with its own dedicated pavilion and cooperates with embassies, cultural institutions, and curators from different countries.
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Transnational Queer Underground is looking for contributions from queer artists from around the world for a queer art exhibition.
Deadline: 31 Dec 2016
We want to challenge western, male dominated, and heteronormative ways of writing history by telling our own stories and showing our own views and experiences of the world.
#TheGalleryProject connects artists from all around the world and encourages transnational cooperations. Everybody can showcase their work online and make lasting connections there.
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Emerging gallery programs, project spaces, and artists are invited to apply for the Berliner Liste 2016 fair.
Deadline: 30 Jun 2016
The 13th edition of Berliner Liste will be held from September 15th to 18th, 2016, parallel to Berlin Art Week, in the legendary Kraftwerk Berlin. The unique, raw, and urban atmosphere of Kraftwerk in Berlin Mitte, the former East Berlin power station, is the ideal location for Berlin’s oldest and biggest art fair.
Unlike most of the major art fairs which are open mainly to art galleries, Berliner Liste 2016 offers individual artists and photographers access to a large and long-established art market. As an exhibitor, artists will get the opportunity to perform side by side with galleries and project spaces, present art to an audience of specialists as well as to the general public, and offer works for sale.
As a forum for emerging, international art at affordable prices, the Berliner Liste attracts every year a wider audience. 123 exhibitors from 23 countries presented their work to more than 11,000 young collectors, art lovers, and fans at last year’s show.
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The Genius Loci Weimar Festival announces an open call for Make Walls Talk, a Video Mapping and Facade Projection Competition.
Deadline: 23 Mar 2016
Submitted concepts will be displayed in a public exhibition in Weimar in spring 2016. The best projects will chosen with the help of an audience vote, among other means. The three winning projects will then be completed with the help of prize money totaling €45,000 before being shown in the context of an evening tour of Weimar, itself part of a wider festival to take place from 12 to 14 August 2016.
The three best submissions will be awarded the commission:
- Commissions will comprise the creation of a 10-15 minute long high-resolution audio-visual production to be presented in the form of video mapping on the respective locations during the festival weekend (12 to 14 August 2016).
- A budget of 15,000 euros will be made available for the completion of each prize-winning submission.
- Productions will be of the highest technical and artistic quality.
For 5 years, the Genius Loci Weimar Festival has brought facade projections of the highest quality to the classic city of Weimar.
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