International Institute of Community Commissioned Art (IICCA) co-founded by BETHLEN THEATER (Bethlen) / Pro Progressione (HU), Art Transparent (PL), and New Theater Institute of Latvia (LV) in the framework of DemArt project is looking for artists to submit projects.
The aim of the DemArt project is to democratize the art funding and commissioning practices in local municipalities and other organizations in charge of culture, as well as empower local communities to support their cultural needs.
For the selected artist, it will take less than a year of commitment to explore the hidden stories and narrative of the 7th District and create site specific, locally relevant artworks. IICCA will provide the awardees a budget and guidance throughout the process.
Under the DemArt project, IICCA is looking for individual artists/ artist groups / collectives who wish to contribute to the community of the 7th district of Budapest through developing an art piece. Artistic projects can be proposed from, and involve any artistic discipline (visual, performing, sound, mixed etc.) but must contain long-lasting impact and engagement for the local community. Submitted projects will be assessed by a group of art commissioners from the local community.
Art commissioners will select from submitted works in two rounds. In the first round art commissioners will pre-select three artists and allocate a gross €1000 honorarium to each of them. In the second round one final award winner will be selected out of the 3 pre-selected candidates who will receive a commission of gross €12,000 to develop the final art piece and organize the unveiling show.
Following the first round of selection:
The three successful pre–selected candidates will: Utilize the gross €1000 award as stipend to organize and undertake a residency in the 7th district of Budapest. During the 2,5 month residency, a prototype or model should be developed to prove the feasibility of the proposed project. The pre-selected candidates will coordinate with the commissioners.
Following the second round of selection the finalist awardee will:
Utilize the gross €12,000 award to develop and execute the final art piece in its entirety during a 4-months period of time by the end of August 2024 (the award includes artist fee, material costs, production costs, promotional costs, etc.) The awarded artist will coordinate with the commissioners.
* we reserve the right to make changes
Open call for art projects in the 7th district.
Deadline for submitting application materials: January 15, 2024, midnight.
Three artists/artist groups will be chosen from the applicants to participate in a residency program lasting a total of 2 months, during which they will create the prototype of the proposed project. The selected 3 artist groups will receive a gross payment of 1000 euros during the residency, covering all incurred expenses, to prepare the prototype of the proposed project.
Presentation of the project prototype created during the residency from February 15 to April 1, showcasing the creative process outcomes in the district and the community.
One artist/artist group will be chosen from the three presented works and will receive a gross reward of 12,000 euros for the complete realization of the project.
Four months are allocated for the preparation of the winning commission.
The manufacturing and promotional costs of the winning project are included in the 12,000 euros gross amount.
Submit your application by using this link by 15 January, 2024.
More information about the project is available at iicca.org or by writing an e-mail to email@example.com
Funded by the European Union. The opinions and statements contained herein reflect the views of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the EACEA can be held responsible for them.