the International Biennial Poster Design Terras Gauda–Francisco Mantecón Competition
This competition is open to any natural or corporate person subject only to the restrictions imposed by current legislation.
Original copies of entries, which must be unpublished, are to be submitted or mailed (by recorded delivery if the participant so wishes) to the offices of Bodegas Terras Gauda in O Rosal (Galicia, Spain). All entries must be submitted in two formats:
- · Recorded in high resolution on a CD or pen-drive (in PC- readable format) in editable format: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator o Freehand.
- · Posters must be printed and attached to some sort of suitably protected 50 x 70 cm rigid support, such as foam core board, and include an email address and a contact telephone number written on the back.
Any form of photographic, painting or computerised techniques, etc may be used.
Under exceptional circumstances originals created using painting techniques (oil, watercolours, guasch, pastels, etc) may be accepted without a computerised format.
Each participant is allowed to present a maximum of two entries.
Participant may base their entries on the theme of their choice, although ideally they will reflect corporate issues of the organising company, principally relating to its white wines of the Albariño variety Terras Gauda and Abadía de San Campio wines. Credit will be given for creativity and the incorporation of the Company’s logo into the design.
If requested, Bodegas Terras Gauda will provide the designers with a vectored copy of the logo that may be apllied to the works, as well as images of their products. These will be available at the following web: www.terrasgauda.com and www.franciscomantecon.com
The works will be presented inside a sealed envelope bearing the author’s pseudonym. It is critical that the following information be included:
- · Artist’s full name.
- · Photocopy of his/her Identity Card.
- · Address, Telephone Number and email, also be made on the back of the poster.
- · Written acceptance of the competition rules available at www.franciscomantecon.com
For cultural purposes only, no commercial value is the phrase that is written on customs forms when posters are sent internationally.
ADDRES AND CLOSING DATE
The works are to be sent to: Bodegas Terras Gauda, S. A., at the following address: Carretera de Tui-A Guarda, km. 55, O Rosal – 36760 Pontevedra, Spain, before 6 p.m. on 30 September 2017. All those works postmarked prior to 6 p.m. on 30 September will be accepted.
The winning works and all corresponding rights will become the property of Bodegas Terras Gauda, S. A., that likewise reserves the right to reproduce the finalists’ works.
Once the participating posters have been exhibited for the panel of judges, the media and the general public, they will be destroyed to ensure that they will not be used for purposes other than participation in this contest.
PANEL OF JUDGES
The jury of the International Biennial Poster Design Terras Gauda – Francisco Mantecón Competition 2017 will be chaired by José Mª Fonseca Moretón, Chairman of Bodegas Terras Gauda.
In addition, the panel of judges also includes:
- · Dña. Pilar Barreiro Mosquera · Philologist and widow of Francisco Mantecón.
- · D. Pepe Gimeno · Graphic Designer, 5 TDC Communication Design Awards (Type Directors Club of New York).
- · D. Enrique Costas Rodríguez · Managing Director of Bodegas Terras Gauda.
- · D. Enrique López Veiga · President of Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo.
- · D. Enrique Cotillas · Deputy director of Design and Graphics of RTVE.
- · D. Paulino Novo Folgueira · Philologist (Panel secretary).
- · Dña. Angelika Jaglinska · Winner of the past edition.
The judges’ decision is final an they hold sole responsibility for resolving any situation not contemplated in these rules and conditions.
Terras Gauda Wineries shall award:
- · GRAND PRIZE, WORTH 10,000 EUROS
- · 1st HONORABLE MENTION, AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA AWARD, WORTH 2,000 EUROS
- · 2nd HONORABLE MENTION, WORTH 2,000 EUROS
- · SPECIAL MENTION, WORTH 2,000 EUROS (The warehouse reserves the right to grant a Special Mention).
The judges may opt not to award any of the prizes. In this event, the corresponding prize money is to be donated to an organisation that, in the opinion of the panel of judges, has made an outstanding social or cultural contribution to Galicia.
The jury’s decision will be announced at a public event to held before 31 December 2017, on a date and at place to be comunicated ind due course to those designers whose entries are accepted as finalists in the competition, and also published on the www.terrasgauda.com and www.franciscomantecon.com websites.
For further information, please contact Bodegas Terras Gauda, S.A.
Telephone 986 621 111/981 227 200
Fax 986 621 084
WOODBLOCK-PRINTS Conest call for artists: HIDA-TAKAYAMA INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY WOODBLOCK-PRINTS TRIENNIAL 2020
Since ancient times, surrounded by forests, Hida Takayama has developed a unique culture for woodblock printing. This style of printing has always been popular in the area and is specifically called “Hida Woodblock Printing.” While passing down traditional techniques, Hida artisans have been creating original pieces of art. In order to promote and let the world know about the culture of Hida Takayama, the Hida Takayama Contemporary WoodblockPrints Triennial invites both domestic and international artists to showcase their create new technical innovation and creativity.
Takayama City, Japan
Takayama-City Cultural Association, Hida Woodworking Federation, Soroptimist International of Takayama, Takayama Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Takayama Federation of Shopping Center Promotion and Takayama Financial Association (no particular order) [Supporters] Gifu Prefecture, Gifu Prefectural Board of Education, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) Gifu Station, Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co. Ltd., Tokai Television Broadcasting Co. Ltd., Chukyo TV. Broadcasting Co. Ltd., Nagoya Broadcasting Network, HitnetTV, Gifu Newspaper and Gifu Broadcasting System Inc., The Asahi Shimbun Company, The Mainichi Newspapers Chubu H The maximum paper size should be 90cm x 90cm (35.43in x 35.43in). Initial screening (based on an image of the artwork): 1. Photo format: Jpeg (no more than 3000×2400pixels) 2. Application forms can be downloaded from the website below: http://www.city.takayama.lg.jp/kurashi/1000021/1000118/1006776/1006777.html
* Put the artwork data and application form in the same folder and e-mail it to the address below. The maximum folder size should be 10MB. The folder name must be “HTCPT- (applicant’s name).” firstname.lastname@example.org * Application forms must be in kaisho-style Japanese or block-style English. * Application forms should not be handwritten but typed.
* Applications must be received between Tuesday, October 1 and 5p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019 Japan time.
* Results of the initial screening will be posted at the end of January 2020. Secondary screening (based on the actual artwork): The maximum paper size should be 90cm x 90cm (35.43in x 35.43in). Artwork should be mailed without a frame. * Information including the address of the destination and the payment method of the application fee and the return fee will be sent to any applicant who passes the initial screening process.
* All artwork must be received by 5p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020.
* Results of the secondary screening will be posted in mid May 2020. [Application fee] Free for the initial screening and 2,000 yen per piece of artwork for the secondary screening. A fee will be charged to applicants who pass the initial screening.
* Fees will not be refunded for any reason.
* Applicants must pay all expenses related to the application, shipping and return. [Judges] (Titles omitted) Tetsuya Noda (Printmaker, Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University of the Arts) Teruo Isomi (Printmaker, Professor Emeritus of Aichi University of the Arts) Kunio Motoe (Art Critic) Zhang Yuanfan (Printmaker, Distinguished Professor of Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, China) [Awards] First Prize/1 Winner (500,000 yen) Second Prize/1 Winner (300,000 yen) Third Prize/1 Winner (200,000 yen) Fourth Prize/5 Winners (50,000 yen per winner) Hida Woodblock Print Prize/1 Winner (50,000 yen) Sponsors’ Prize/6 Winners (30,000 yen per winner)
* All prizes include taxes. Winners will receive the prizes after taxes have been taken out. The pieces of art which receive the top three prizes will belong to Takayama City. No questions or objections concerning the judging process will be accepted. The contents of the above awards may change due to budgetary conditions of the organizer and/or the sponsors. [Exhibition Period and Venue for the Awards Ceremony] Venue: Takayama Cultural Hall (1-188-1 Showamachi, Takayama City) Date: June 2020 (Event dates are under consideration.)
* If the first prize winner lives overseas, the organizer will pay part of the travel expenses to Japan for the winning artist to attend the Awards Ceremony. [Return of Artwork (except for the artwork which receives the top three prizes)] (Artwork from those who live in Japan):
– Art pieces will be returned to the applicants by cash on delivery and by the method designated by the organizer. For the award winning pieces, this will be approximately within 60 days after the last day of the exhibition and approximately within 90 days after the final judging for the other pieces.
– If the artwork is returned to the organizer due to a reason such as the return address or the name of the applicant being unclear and there is no response from the applicant within 30 days, it will be understood that the applicant gives ownership of the artwork to the organizer, and the organizer will dispose of it. (Artwork from those who live overseas)
– Art pieces will be returned to the applicants by payment in advance and by the method designated by the organizer. For the award winning pieces, this will be approximately within 60 days after the last day of the exhibition and approximately within 90 days after the final judging for the other pieces.
– If the address specified by the applicant for the return of the artwork is within Japan, the artwork will be returned using the same method as a domestic application. – If the artwork is returned to the organizer due to a reason such as the address or the name of the applicant being unclear and there is no response from the applicant within 30 days, it will be understood that the applicant gives ownership of the artwork to the organizer, and the organizer will dispose of it.
– We will pay the utmost care in handling the artwork. However, we are not responsible for accidental damage to or loss of submitted artwork by a natural disaster or during transfer, storage or exhibition of the artwork or during the return of the artwork. Applicants may wish to purchase insurance.
– We reserve the right to take photographs of the artwork for purposes of recordkeeping or advertisement. Also, photograph taking of the exhibition venue and posting these on social media will be allowed.
– We reserve the right to publish photographs of the artwork and profiles of the award winning applicants for the purpose of announcement of the results, recordkeeping, catalog making and advertising.
– Awards may be withdrawn retroactively for a reason such as a violation of application criteria, even after results have been made public.
– The information provided in the application forms will not be used for any purpose other than those originally intended.
– Applications will only be accepted from those who agree and accept our application criteria.
[Contact] Person in Charge of the Hida Takayama International Contemporary Woodblock-Prints Triennale, Lifelong Learning Division, Citizens Activity Department, 2-18 Hanaokamachi, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture 506-8555, Japan E-mail: email@example.com
* We request overseas applicants contact us by e-mail either in Japanese or in English.
Call for artisits: The International Design Contest “Andreu World Design Contest”
Design for a chair and/or table.Conditions
- For chairs, the main material shall be wood and upholstery. Beech, ash, oak, or walnut should be the wood species utilized, in either solid or plywood version. The Kvadrat textile collections should be used for upholstered pieces. The use of other materials such as metal, thermopolymer, and aluminum will also be accepted.
The chair design proposal includes: chairs, armchairs, lounge chairs, stools, benches and sofas.
- For tables, the principal material shall be “Solid Textile Board by Really” – a high-density material manufactured from Kvadrat textiles at the end of their life-cycle. The use of other materials such as wood, plywood, laminate, glass, metal, thermopolymer, and natural stones will be accepted.
The table design proposal includes: meeting table, living tables and occasional tables.
- All designs presented shall be new, not having been marketed or publicized prior to the date of the Contest.
- The designs submitted must be unpublished and must not have been marketed or published prior to the contest.
- Possible innovative features related to design, quality, technology, production processes, etc. and in general anything that adds value to the presented project.
- Possible adaptation to the product philosophy of Andreu World.
- Production costs and/or recovery.
- Functionality: fulfilment of the functions for which it has been designed.
- All-round simple and viable mass production possibilities.
- Possible versatility and suitability for development in occasional pieces such as stools, easy chairs, sofas, etc. in the case of chairs, and of different sizes and heights in the case of tables.
- Suitability to numerous ambiences and uses such as the home, contract work, etc.
- The presentation of a creative video explaining the project and/or showing the details and model of the design will be evaluated
The competition is open both to design students and to professionals,without age limit.ObjectiveIn order to participate, contestants must design an item of furniture (seat or table) that integrates all the specifications outlined by Andreu World, S.A. in the product briefing and which resolves the accompanying technical and formal challenges in the terms indicated.Conditions and Briefing
Students or design professionals interested in participating can consult the Conditions and the Briefing via the “Contest | 19” menu.Register
Following registration, a personal file is created for each contestant. This file serves to identify the Contestant in the Contest Website during this year’s Competition and future editions.
Participants may only register themselves via the registration form available in our website. Participants may register only once. Registration is not transferable.
New participants may register by completing the form available via the Access menu in the website. Following registration, participants will be sent an email with a link to validate the registration.
Once registered, participants can identify themselves in the website using their personal password in order to consult and modify their personal data in the “Edit your data” section within the “Personal data” menu.Registration
Participants may complete the Registration process for the Andreu World International Design Contest once they have obtained a participant number. Once you have identified yourself in the website, you can consult and request your participant numbers (for example: 20190001) in the Participant numbers section within the Inscription menu.
Each participant must request a participant number for each project presented. You can request as many participant numbers as are necessary.Participant numbers
Any designs which are not accompanied by the corresponding participant number as issued via the Andreu World, SA, website will be excluded from the Andreu World International Design Contest.
Any designs which are received accompanied by numbers which are not present Andreu World, SA database will also be excluded.
The inclusion of any personal information in the documentation submitted during the competition will also be reason for exclusion.
All material submitted must be identified with the assigned participant numbers.
- Technical report
- CD or USB
- Other material relevant to the project.
The following material must be submitted by each participant:
- A prototype of the proposed piece (scale 1:5).
- A technical report, to be presented on 2 to 4 double-space, single-face A4 typewritten pages. 8 ½ inches x 11 inches pages for projects sent from United States of America.
- CD or USB with plans, diagrams, sketches, reders or pictures from the model.
Particular consideration will be given to innovative contributions (based on a feasibility study), which help to increase the product quality. The following factors will be analyzed:
- Production costs.
- Compliance with the intended functions.
Designs must be submitted in such a manner as to facilitate their mechanized mass production.
All products must be original, i.e., they must not reflect previous designs.Video Presentation
The presentation of a creative video explaining the project and/or showing the details and model of the design will be evaluated.
The maximum video duration (*.avi) will be 2 minutes and should be created in widescreen format with a minimum resolution of 1080p (1920×1080) and maximum resolution of 2160p (3840×2160).
File size in avi format cannot exceed 1 Gb.
The video should be uploaded to the Andreu World contest website. Once identified, access the menu option “Upload video”, where you can upload the file, renaming it with the “participant number” (e.g. “20190001.avi”).Dispatch
All documentation must sent to by post or messenger service, or by delivering the project by hand to our offices, before 29th November 2019.
Andreu World, S.A.,
C/ Los Sauces, 7 Urb. Olimar
46370 Chiva – Valencia
T. +34 96 180 57 00
or P.O. Box Nº 127,
C.P. 46370 Chiva
T. +34 96 180 57 00
Projects sent from the United States of America can be sent to the following address before 15th November 2019.
Andreu World America
Attn: 2017 Design Contest
222 Merchandise Mart
Chicago, Illinois 60654
T. +1 312 464 09 00Cost of Shipping / Returning
Each participant assumes responsibility for the costs of sending their projects and presentations.
To avoid the cost of the shipment through customs, it must be taken into account that the greater the commercial value of the project, the cost of transport will be more expensive.
For shipments and international collections of models, some courier companies require the participant have a customer number to pay for the shipping and return of their entries.
Andreu World, SA will not manage and will not pay for the costs arising from the transport, taxes, customs fees, etc.Prizes
The following prizes will be awarded:
- 1st prize of 4000 euros
- 2nd prize of 2000 euros
Will be awarded by a jury composed of professionals from different sectors: Design, Industry, Media and other fields related to creative activities.
The jury will also award up to a maximum of 4, non-monetary, special mentions.
The awards ceremony will be held on December 2019.
The awards may be declared vacant upon the decision of the majority (half plus one) of the members of the Professional Jury.
The winners will be notified of the results of the contest after the signing of the minutes from the jury.
All projects submitted and which comply with the criteria that Andreu World, S.A. subsequently considers appropriate for production will remain the property of Andreu World, S.A., who will compensate the designers with appropriate royalties according to the company’s internal standard.
Andreu World will also retain possession of the projects submitted by the winners of the first and second prizes, and in relation to which Andreu World, S.A. assumes no commitment for the production of the same.
With the submission of the designs to the competition, participants guarantee that they will not provide materials that infringe on any intellectual property or third-party rights, so that to release absolutely Andreu World of all liability for breach of any rule or infraction of the third-party rights on the part of the participants, assuming the obligation to keep Andreu World free of all responsibility in such as case.
Participants in the contest cede to Andreu World the exploitation rights of the images submitted, including the rights to use, disseminate, distribute, exhibit, use in public communications, release, reproduce on the internet or any other audiovisual media, display or exhibition, of the designs submitted.Responsability of the designer
The designers of the works submitted will be responsible for any claims made in relation to the authorship of the designs and possible cases of plagiarism related to the same.Video intellectual property
Videos submitted by participants will be free from agreements, contracts, licenses, liens or encumbrances, and will not be registered in collective management organizations (national or international) rights.
Andreu World,S.A. will not be responsible if the participants are not the authors and incorporate works of others.
The videos will not infringe intellectual property rights and/or industrial property of third parties, unless they are in public domain and exonerate Andreu World,S.A., in the event of claims by third parties for violations of these rights.
Andreu World,S.A. will be authorized, without any consideration, exclusively and with capacity of transfer to third parties, its synchronization, reproduction, public communication, transformation and distribution for any format and online and offline support.Transport incidents
Andreu World, S.A. assumes no responsibility for any delays or losses related to the projects sent, nor to the condition of the same following the treatment received during transportation.Return of projects
The projects submitted may be collected by their authors starting February 3rd, 2020 to February 28th, 2019 at the facilities of Andreu World, S.A. (address(s) below).
C/ Los Sauces, 7 Urb. Olimar
46370 Chiva, Valencia
or P.O. Box Nº 127,
C.P. 46370 Chiva,
T. +34 96 180 57 00
For this, participants must provide notification at least working three days in advance so that Andreu World, S.A. can pack the items for transportation.
Each participant will be responsible for the management of and costs of shipment/return of their project(s) submitted such as transportation, insurance, taxes, customs, freight, etc.
Andreu World, S.A. cannot accept advance payment by the contestants for the costs arising from the return of the project. It will be the contestant who must manage the collection by courier with minimum notice of three working days to prepare the shipment. Nor will Andreu World, S.A. be able to handle postage due.
Once the deadline has passed without the collection of projects, it will be understood that the contestant waives rights to recover them and Andreu World, S.A. may proceed with them as they see fit.Modification of the rules
Andreu World, S.A. reserves the right to modify any point of the rules such as the dates and place of the award ceremony or the collection of the models for the Andreu World International Design Contest.
Andreu World, S.A. shall communicate the new date and location of the awards ceremony to the media and contestants as quickly as possible so that proper arrangements may be made.Acceptance of the rules
Participation in the Andreu World International Design Contest implies full acceptance of these conditions.
A breach of any of these conditions by a participant will give rise to the exclusion of the corresponding design from the Andreu World International Design Contest.
29th November 2019
• 1st prize: € 4,000
• 2nd prize: € 2,000
Why Should You Personalize Your Gifts?
A person’s name is undoubtedly, to that person, the most important word in the world. By addressing people by their name, you can get things done quickly and efficiently. By this same logic, you can get your customer’s attention when you customize your promotional product marketing to match their interests, preferences, and needs. It’s like gifting them a tailor-made suit as opposed to a one-size-fits-all suit. Personalizing a promotional product has several other advantages.
There’s Psychology at Play:
Research by the University of Texas found that there are two factors at play behind our preference for personalization. For one, it gives people an illusion of control. Customizing a gift also prevents information overload. Did you notice how Google News’s feed on your mobile phone is tailored around your search queries? If a particular topic or news story does not seem interesting, you can always hide it by tapping on the ‘not interested’ button. A sense of being in control, even when it is an illusion, makes people happy.
When listening to a speech, how often have we drifted away and then suddenly paid attention when the speaker says something that’s relevant to us? This ability of the mind to filter out relevant bits when it’s being overloaded with information is unique. Similarly, when you’re bombarded with promotional products, personalizing can help catch a user’s attention—it helps you stand apart from the crowd*.
It Shows You Care:
At the end of the day, people forget what you did, but they remember how you made them feel. When you remember that a client casually mentioned his upcoming golfing holiday, he’ll certainly appreciate the golf cleaning kit you’ve sent. And if it’s customized with your brand name or logo, he could even recommend your product/service to friends. We live in a fast-paced world where people tend to gravitate towards convenience more than effort. When customers realize that you’ve put forethought into a gift, it is likely to be remembered for a long time.
The Lack of It Frustrates People:
We now know that personalization makes people feel special. But did you know the lack of it promotes distrust and even irks customers? An interesting survey in the US found that around 41% of consumers switched brands because of poor personalization. It also influences purchase decisions and encourages loyalty.
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the Derwent Art prize
17th February 2020
Who may enter
The competition is open to all British and international artists over the age of 18 years old on 1st June 2019.
The contest is organized by the Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company.
Artists are invited to submit up to 6 images. The work entered must be created in pencil(including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or coloured pencils). The work must not exceed 182cm in its greatest dimension. There is no minimum size limit.
All entered work must have been completed within the last 3 years.
The entry fee is £15 for the first work and £5 for additional works.
• First Prize: £6,000
• Second Prize: £3,000
• Third Prize: £1,500
• People’s Choice Award – Exhibition: £750
• Young Artist Award – For artists under 25 years: £750
• Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence: £500
Please visit http://www.derwent-artprize.com/ to learn more about the competition.
The Marc de Montalembert Grant of the Fondation Marc de Montalembert call for application 2019-2020
By scholarship grants and the Marc de Montalembert Prize the Fondation Marc de Montalembert contributes to developing a better knowledge of the cultures of the Mediterranean world as well as their dissemination, particularly among the young people of that region.
To encourage young people in acquiring a better knowledge of the cultures of their region, one or two grants – scholarships for projects – are awarded each year for the realization of a cultural undertaking or one having to do with the development of a craft. Since 1994 the Foundation has provided financial support to 27 projects undertaken by young grant winners from 8 Mediterranean countries. Projects have been realized in the following fields : creative writing, architecture, archeology, anthropology and sociology, music, history of art, craftsmanship, engraving, painting, photography.
To be considered the candidate must:
- come from a country bordering on the Mediterranean,
- be less than 28 years old the year of the grant’s award,
- manifest a genuine vocation in a specific cultural field or one linked to the development of a particular craft,
- present a project related to that vocation which shall be realized in one or more countries of the Mediterranean as long as different from the applicant’s origin country.
The winner must present the final result of his project within the next year. The Foundation, having assessed the quality of work, may consider aid to its publication and dissemination.
Are taken into account only individual and personal projects with a cultural nature. Projects must be original and produce a concrete outcome in a form that it may spread. No collective projects are admitted, nor those projects related to a course of study or a university research.
Call for Applications: The Darat al Funun 2019 Summer Academy
15 JUNE – 11 JULY 2019
Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation welcomes your application to join its 2019 Summer Academy.
Launched on the occasion of our 30th anniversary, with a regional scope, the 2019 Summer Academy is an intensive four week program at Darat al Funun starting 15 June 2019 combining art practices and theory for artists of all experience levels to enhance their skills, through a series of intensive courses provided by artists, curators, and academics.
Grounded in the Arab world, artists will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge with their peers, and to hear and learn from prominent guest speakers.
This first year, the practice-based focus of the 2019 Summer Academy will mainly be on developing and structuring a photographic project from conception to creation to presentation.
We are looking for a maximum of 12 motivated and committed participants from a mix of backgrounds, but particularly graduates and emerging artists who are working or considering working in photography, and who want to explore, reconnect or reimagine their practice grounded in the Arab world. At the same time, participants will be able to hone their theoretical skills through courses on art criticism and art writing – with a special focus on Arab writers and the Arabic language, as well as perspectives on curatorial and art practices in the region.
Courses are given in Arabic and English and command of both languages is required.
PART I: Developing a Photographic Project
Saturday 15 June – Thursday 27 June
The first two weeks of the Summer Academy will be directed by Palestinian artist Ahlam Shibli. Participants will deal with the notion of ‘home’ and will develop a photographic project focusing on this topic. All steps, from a general discussion of what is home (how can we find it, define it, lose it, describe it), through fine-tuning of specific individual projects, to the presentation in the final exhibition, will be part of the course.
The participants will choose specific subjects and discuss them in group meetings. Before going into town to photograph, they will write scripts reflecting subject, methods and goals. After the photographs have been taken, the process will continue with reviewing and editing the photographs, writing captions, artist’s statements and finally presenting the works.
The aim of the course is to enable the participants to develop and structure a photographic project from the very beginning – from defining a specific subject, through taking and editing photographs, to the final step: the presentation.
PART II: Arts and Politics in the Arab World
Saturday 29 June – Thursday 4 July
During the third week of the Summer Academy, independent curator and art historian Salwa Mikdadi, Associate Professor of the Practice of Art History at NYU Abu Dhabi, will give an introduction on Arts and Politics in the Arab World. Participants will also be given readings and take part in group discussions.
In addition, a seminar titled “The Black Radical Imagination: Implications for Art Criticism” will focus on the linkages between Postcolonial studies and the Black radical traditions and their implications for the visual arts in general and art criticism more specifically. These ideas will be explored through the writings of Black revolutionary intellectuals such as Franz Fanon. The seminar will be led by Salah Hassan, Director of the Sharjah Africa Institute, UAE, he is the Goldwin Smith Professor and Director of the Institute of Comparative Modernities, and professor of art history and visual culture in the Africana Studies and Research Center, and the Department of History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University.
PART III: Photography and Creative Writing
Saturday 6 July – Thursday 11 July
The last week of the Summer Academy will be directed by Syrian photographer Hrair Sarkissian. The course will focus on how to use photography to rethink personal, historical, or socio-political narratives. Participants will explore these themes grounded in their own experiences, develop a narrative under the creative guidance of a writer, think through how to represent this photographically, and finally develop their project.
All participants are expected to attend and actively participate in the full four-week program. We ask participants to bring a camera (preferably digital, in order to be able to see results during the course), laptop or tablet, material from their own archives.
No tuition fees are required at our Summer Academy. We do, however, expect you to pay your own travel costs to/from Amman. For participants from outside Amman, we will offer shared accommodation in one of our residency flats and a per diem.
To apply, please email your CV and a short statement of interest (150-250 words) in English or in Arabic to: firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 15 April 2019. Any inquiries can also be sent to this email address.
Successful applicants will be contacted to discuss their participation from 1 May 2019.
DARAT AL FUNUN
Darat al Funun is a home for the arts and artists from the Arab world. We trace our beginnings to 1988, and are now housed in six renovated historical buildings from the 1920s and 30s, with a restored archaeological site in the garden. We aim to provide a platform for contemporary Arab artists, to support art practices and artistic exchange, to stimulate critical discourse, and to research, document, and archive Arab art.
The 2019 Summer Academy takes its inspiration from the 1999-2003 Darat al Funun Summer Academy which was established on the occasion of our 10th anniversary to provide a key opportunity for emerging artists to study and work under the supervision of the late Berlin-based Syrian artist Marwan. Over the course of four years, over 60 artists from Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Iraq attended the academy.