The Art Moves festival is hosting its international Billboard Art Competition 2019 with a purpose to propagate and popularize billboard art and to encourage artists to create art engaged in the reality.
Submitted artworks are supposed to be creative responses to this year’s competition theme: ’An impending disaster or a chance to save yourself and the world?’ This competition slogan can be treated as a metaphor of all the processes taking place in the world today.
Will the world end soon? Will most species of plants and animals on our planet become extinct soon? Will there be an ecological disaster? Will most people live in extreme poverty, and will the world be constantly at wars? We are drowning in this kind of information that causes fear and paralyses. How to not slip into a depression and defeatism, how to treat the alarming data as a challenge and seek creative solutions? How to hear a wake-up call? How to find hope and energy for action? How to reject old destructive thinking and acting patterns and find new better solutions? How to not slip into pessimism and apathy and believe that a lot depends on us – our lives, other people’s lives, and lives of creatures that surround us? How to go beyond our personal perspective, beyond our own SELF, and notice that each one of us is a part of some larger wholeness – humanity and nature, and has an influence on this wholeness? How to think long term, not only about short-term benefits that turn out harmful in the long run? What good can we do for ourselves, the world, and those who will come after us? Submission requirements:
• The artists taking part in the competition are invited to prepare an artwork (maximum 3 pieces), technique is up to you.
• Incorporation of the Competition theme in the work is not required and will not have any impact on the evaluation of the work by the jury. If some other slogan or phrase is used in the work, it should be expressed in either Polish or English language.
• The format of the competition work should be 498cm x 243cm (196 inches x 95.7 inches) in a horizontal layout, 100 dpi, cmyk, tiff. In order to take part in the competition, the artist has to send a completed entry form and attach a preview of the submitted work in the following format: 30 cm x 14,6cm (11,8 inches x 5,7inches) in a horizontal layout, 72 dpi, jpg. Each .jpg file should be named with the artist’s first and last name. If more works are submitted, use numbers 1 to 3 in addition to the first and last name e.g.adam_smith_1, adam_smith_2, adam_smith_3.
• At this point of the competition, do NOT attach files of the complete (heavy) works. The Competition organizers will contact the selected artists after the announcement of the jury’s verdict in order to receive the final works to be printed off and displayed on the billboards.
The works should be submitted by 23 July 2019,0:00 CET via electronic mail to the address: artmoves(at)tlen.pl All works and the form should be sent in one e-mail!
Both individual and group entries can be submitted.
The works will be evaluated by a jury panel composed of artists and curators who are recognized authorities specializing in public art. The best 10 artworks selected by an international jury panel will be printed and exhibited in the urban space of the city of Torun, Poland in September or October 2019.
There is no entry fees to partecipate!
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!
Who can participate? ⇣
Billboard Art Competition 2019 invites all artists interested in billboard art, especially the young ones, to prepare an artwork and partecipate.