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The Curious Loop Educational Residency (Perleberg, Germany) – Call For Artists

The Curious Loop Educational Residency (Perleberg, Germany) – Call For Artists

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.

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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:

field |fiːld|
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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Reclaim Award 2020 (Cologne, Germany) – Call For Artists

Reclaim Award 2020 (Cologne, Germany) – Call For Artists

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!

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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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Photography Prize (Berlin, Germany) – Call For Artists

Photography Prize (Berlin, Germany) – Call For Artists

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.

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Deadline: 09-05-2019

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.

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Social Art Award – Call For Artists

Social Art Award – Call For Artists

The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. announces the first Social Art Award. Artists and cultural actors are invited to apply with their work to the field of social art.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

Social art is any artistic expression that aims at creating social impact and change. Artists are visionaries, utopists, and agents for change with the ability to affect society by creating emotionally captivating experiences. The goal of the Social Art Award is to invigorate the rise of social art.

Equal participation from artists and cultural actors from all over the world is promoted. There is a reduced registration fee possible to make this open call globally accessible and inclusive. Reduced fees are eligible for applicants under 25 years of age. Citizens of eligible countries (please check list of UN) participate free of charge.

Social Art Award artist benefits

The winner receives 1.000 EUR in prize money. The three selected winners for the exhibition present their artwork in Berlin, Germany in August/ September 2017. The 10+2 shortlisted artists will receive a professional feedback by the jury. Fifty artists will be published in the official award book. They will receive additional exposure through PR, social media, and honorary mention.  All applicants of the award will receive two printed copies plus the digital version of the award book.

About the Institute for Art and Innovation e.V.

The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Berlin, Germany. It is a multidisciplinary institute that explores and promotes art and innovation as a means to foster social impact and change. The institute established the Social Art Award. The award aims at strengthening the recognition of social artists and the value of their work. Hence, it cherishes the importance of social art for society. The accompanying book supports the spread of social art, the artists, and their work. The institute undertakes research, training, production, and exchange.

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Koelner Liste 2017 – Call For Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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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Koelner Liste 2017


NordArt 2017 – Call For Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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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NordArt 2017


Queer Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

Transnational Queer Underground is looking for contributions from queer artists from around the world for a queer art exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

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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Queer Art Exhibition


Berliner Liste 2016 – Call for Artists

Emerging gallery programs, project spaces, and artists are invited to apply for the Berliner Liste 2016 fair.

Call for artists application / registration

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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Berliner Liste 2016


Video Mapping and Facade Projection Competition

The Genius Loci Weimar Festival announces an open call for Make Walls Talk, a Video Mapping and Facade Projection Competition.

Call for artists application / registration

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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Video Mapping and Facade Projection Competition


Wire Arts Experiment Vol 2 – Call for Artists

Wire is seeking artists of all mediums, but especially visual artists and visual media artists, for an upcoming collaborative group exhibition, Wire Arts Experiment, vol. 2, to take place in the historic building, Hackesche Höfe, in Berlin Mitte.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 29 Oct 2015

The exhibition concept of Wire Arts Experiment, vol. 2 is PUBLIC AND PRIVATE. Artists are invited to submit their work in relation to an open and free interpretation of this concept. We are particularly interested in pieces addressing emotive, communicative, digital, and technological notions of PUBLIC AND PRIVATE.

The exhibition opening is scheduled to take place the 19th of November, with a submission deadline of Thursday the 29th of October. In addition to the party, a virtual exhibit will run simultaneously on Wire.

Artists are asked to submit 3 images of their pieces in JPG format, as well as a one paragraph explanation of the concept as it relates to the theme of PUBLIC AND PRIVATE. The final selection will be made by a committee consisting of three Wire team members, one representative from ArtConnect, and one member of the Berlin art community.

Chosen artists will exhibit their work to an international audience of artists and professionals from the tech and start up communities. All works can be sold, at no commission.

Wire is a Berlin based start-up, building a simple tool to communicate with text, voice, pictures and media — all beautifully woven together for modern devices. Our development center is in the heart of Berlin – Hackesche Höfe – and our employees are fun, down to earth, and bubbling with fresh ideas.

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