SenzArt Call for Applications

The National Museum of Contemporary Art Romania and Friends of MNAC Association in partnership with Orange Foundation Romania are pleased to announce the opening of SenzArt call for applications.

SenzArt is dedicated to those suffering from visual and hearing impairment and wishes to promote to the general public the possibilities of contemporary art for communicating its messages on so many different levels of perception and with such a variety of means of expression, actively acting as a facilitator for communication.

A number of 4 projects of interactive contemporary art will be selected for production with an allocated budget of 5,000 EUR each.

 

The call is open for artists aged 18 to 45 and puts a strong emphasis on interactivity and the use of new digital technologies.

 

The final works will be the exclusive property of Orange Romania Foundation (3 works) and the National Museum of Contemporary Art (1 work) and will be exhibited nationally and internationally, with a first exhibition to be held on MNAC’s premises (June-November 2014). A series of workshops for visual and hearing impaired persons will be held on this occasion.

 

 

CALENDAR OF ACTIONS:

Due date for applications: 30th of March 2014

Announcing the results: 10th of April 2014

Projects production: 15th of April – 15th of May 2014

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Submitted projects must consider interactivity

Submitted  projects should also make use of the new digital technologies

Final works should not exceed following dimensions: height - 2,5m, length - 20m, depth - 2,5m

Final works should provide reasonable maneuverability

Upon completion the artist will provide a specific Guide for handle and care

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Quality and originality of the project – 20 pts.

Relevance to SenzArt’s declared goals – 30 pts.

Feasibility of the project, based on the artist’s experience and competences – 30 pts.

Budget (cost efficiency) – 20 pts.

 

TO BE SUBMITED*:

Project description– Download Form (motivation, description, visual renderings)

Project Budget (EUR) – Download Form

Artist’s Curriculum Vitae and Portfolio

*Each artist can submit one application

 

All applications will be submitted via email at contact@friendsofmnac.ro no later than 30th of March 2014.

 

Application file should not exceed 7 MB; if exceeded, applications will be submitted via www.webtransfer.com

 

 

The evaluation committee includes experts in the field of Art and members of Orange Foundation:

 

Irina Botea (visual artist, Asst. Prof., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Aurora Kiraly (visual artist, Lecturer, National University of Arts Bucharest)

Alexandru Patatics (visual artist)

Larisa Sitar (visual artist)

Raluca Velisar (curator, Interim General Manager, National Museum of Contemporary Art)

Dana Deac (Chair of Board of Directors, Orange Foundation Romania)

Mary Lisa Durban (Corporate Philanthropy International Development Manager, Orange Foundation)

 

Contact and information (Silvia Rogozea, Project Manager): contact@friendsofmnac.ro