Every year Cheap organise the poster competition and creates a space for participation in the festival by issuing a Call for Artists open to not only street artists but also graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and visual artists in general.
Each year’s call has a specific theme, and the selected posters are displayed on a series of public notice boards in downtown Bologna.
This open call is a way of investigating contemporary issues from the bottom up, fostering the cross-contamination of expressive languages, supporting active citizenship and collectively re-appropriating spaces in which artists can unleash their creative energies.
This year, Cheap invites artists to explore the idea of "DISORDER, PLEASE." to set off a chaotic wave of artistic, creative and independent expression for imagining new forms and articulations of disorder through the visual arts.
They are looking to stir up semantic disturbances and upset the limits of artistic languages, using the public space where CHEAP displays the work received in response to the call for artists every year to break down the aesthetic order based on good/bad, respectable/vandalistic, legal /illegal dichotomies.
Applicants can take part individually or as a group (collectives will be treated as individual persons).
Each individual or group may propose up to three projects.
The pieces can be created using any of the following techniques: vector graphics, illustration, photography and/or collage. The posters must be exclusively in black and white (including the entire grey scale). All files must be in .pdf or .jpg format. The poster must be a maximum of 70×100 cm (vertical) or 100×70 cm (horizontal) with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
There is no entry fee for this competition.
It's free to enter!
The call is open to anyone who would like to propose a poster art project. It is free to participate and applicants can take part individually or as a group; collectives will be treated as individual persons.
The Festival will announce which projects have been selected within 20 days of the end of the open call by publishing the names of selected artists in a special section of their website.
The selected projects will be printed at the Festival's expense and hung up in specific parts of the city of Bologna (Italy) for the duration of the Festival.
Published by: InfoDesigners