OPEN CALL FOR YOUNG WOMEN ARTISTS FROM THE VISEGRAD COUNTRIES
The Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation (Poland) in partnership with MeetFactory (Czech Republic), Easttopics (Hungary) and Björnsonova (Slovakia) invites young female* artists to participate in the Secondary Archive, an online platform for Central and Eastern Europe women artists. The aim of the project is to promote, discover and rediscover female artists and the most valuable phenomena of contemporary art from the female perspective in the Visegrad countries. The Archive will collect the statements of female artists of three generations – those who were active before 1989, the generation who started their art practice right after the fall of the Communist regime, and the youngest artists, born after 1989. It will serve as an international source of information about Central and Eastern European female art for both art professionals and the wider audience. The project is supported by the Visegrad Fund and helps to build a cooperation between art institutions and art professionals in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
The open call is organized for young, emerging, and early career female artists with the aim to present the their voice and perspective. The selected candidates will be asked to create an artist’s statement and will be interviewed by curators. The result of these interviews, as well as the statement and information they provide, will be published on the Archive’s website. The jury will also select one artist from each country whose vision and art practice will be encouraged with a cash grant of 500 euros**.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Female artists of all media who were born or work in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia after 31 December1989.
SUBMISSION RULES: artists interested in participating should send both English and their native language versions of the following documents:
2) Portfolio (20 MB max. For video, please add the links and passwords, if needed).
#) A short statement which explains one’s art practice and vision (2000 signs max. per language)
SEND TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBJECT LINE: Open call for artists
DEADLINE: September 30, 2020, 12 p.m CET.
We encourage artists to submit portfolios as early as possible, as the jury will start reviewing and studying submissions as soon as they arrive.
An international jury consisting of:
Hanna Wróblewska is the Director of Zachęta – National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland. In the context of the SA project she is an honorary member of the jury.
Agata Cieślak is a visual artist and writer based in Warsaw, currently working in a close collaboration with Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation, in Poland, the country she represents in the context of Secondary Archive project.
Róna Kopeczky is an art historian and curator based in Budapest, co-founder of Easttopics, a platform dedicated to Eastern European art life. In the SA project she represents Hungary.
Lucia Kvočáková is an art historian and curator based in Prague, co-founder of BJÖRNSONOVA – a collective linking the activities and projects focused on cooperation originating from Slovakia, the country she represents in the context of the SA project.
Piotr Sikora is an art critic and curator, based in Prague where he works in MeetFactory – the non-profit international center for contemporary art. In the SA project he represents Czech Republic.
The decision of the jury will be final.
For questions and additional information please write to email@example.com
The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.
Visegrad Fund: www.visegradfund.org
Published on the15 of August, 2020.
Announcement of the members of the jury published on the 30th of September, 2020.
Announcement of the open call winners published on 26th of October, 2020.
*in relation to the definition of female, we will accept artists of any gender who consider themselves females.
**even if as a grant the cash award shouldn’t be subject to taxation, this amount must be considered brutto and the final endowment will depend on the laws of each respective country.