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SCHWABACH ART PRIZE
Call for “Inspired by Gold”

FESTIVAL THEME: “INSPIRED BY GOLD”
The theme “Inspired by gold” pays tribute to Schwabach‘s history as a gold-beating town. It is the 13th staging of the Art Biennale. With more than 11,000 visitors in 2021 ortung has grown into a major regional arts event attracting visitors from across the globe.
We invite artists to transform spaces and locations in Schwabach’s town centre into exhibition and performance spaces in keeping with the theme of “Inspired by gold”.
Our invitation is open to painters, sculptors, graphic designers, textile artists, all types of installation artists (including video, performance and architectural) and computer artists.

AWARD
An expert panel will select 20 competition entries in a two-stage selection process. All applicants will be informed of the decision in early February 2023.
The chosen artists will be invited to participate in a second round comprising a Colloquium on Saturday, 4 March 2023.
At this point it will be possible to visit and allocate the potential exhibition or design spaces. Concept proposals should be submitted by 3 April 2023 clearly setting out the artist‘s vision in terms of linking the space, festival theme and artistic aims. The final decision
on participation in the competition will then be made on this basis. All concepts that are submitted will be treated in strictest confidence and be protected by copyright.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
All submissions must be received by midnight on 16 January 2023.
No entries will be accepted after the closing date.
Please upload your application file to the secure upload area provided. The link for uploading your data can be found on our website at: http://www.schwabach.de/ortung

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
Your application file must be submitted in the form of a PDF file (no more than 20MB in size) containing the following information:
Short CV with current contact details Images of reference projects comprising up to five major exhibitions

Images (4 photographs): Three of these should showcase the type of artwork that you are involved in. The fourth photo should show you in your working environment.
Please name your application file as follows: Surname_Firstname_ortung13.pdf

REMUNERATION OF EXPENSES
Participants in ortung 13 may apply for their expenses to be paid.
EUR 800 will be paid in the case of art presented in an interior  setting. For works of art presented outdoors, artists will receive a flat rate of EUR 1,200.

INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL
The artist is responsible for installing and removing their work of art/project.

Artworks must be fully installed and ready for photographing prior to the opening of the event, no later than by 30 July 2023. The exhibited works must be collected again by 22 August 2023. All spaces must be fully returned to their prior condition.

RIGHTS
The presented works shall remain the property of the artist responsible. Images of the works may be used for PR and publicity purposes by the event organiser.
The works must be made available for sale. Sold pieces must be left on display until the close of the ortung 12 festival. The panel‘s decision shall be final with regard to all decisions on participation in the project and in relation to the award of the Art Prize. The place of performance and jurisdiction shall be Schwabach, Germany. By designing a space with artwork, the participants shall be deemed to have recognised the conditions of participation.

INSURANCE
Any claim may only be settled in the context of the art insurance taken out by the town of Schwabach.

SCHWABACH ART PRIZE
The town of Schwabach will be awarding an art prize worth EUR 8,000 during the art festival. This prize will be awarded by a jury, which will view the exhibits and make its decision on Wednesday, 2 August 2023. This decision will not be made in public, and there will be no written adjudication. The jury‘s decision shall be final.

AWARD OF THE ART PRIZE
The Art Prize will be awarded and the festival officially opened on Saturday, 5 August 2023 at 11am.

AUDIENCE PRIZE
An audience prize will also be awarded at the conclusion of the two-week festival. All of the visitors to the art trail will be able to vote for the installation of their choice and thus for the winning artist. The winner of the audience prize, worth EUR 3,000 and donated by the company ratioplast GmbH, will be announced at the close of the event at 5pm on Sunday, 20 August 2023.

CATALOGUE
A catalogue detailing all of the artists and their works of art will be produced for ortung 13.

PURCHASE OF WORKS OF ART
Subject to financial constraints, works of art will again be purchased by the town of Schwabach in 2023. A decision will be made in this regard in autumn 2023.

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION
The award winner is generally rewarded with the option of staging a solo exhibition at the Schwabach town art gallery during the following year.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS
REGARDING THE COMPETITION
Kulturamt der Stadt Schwabach
Königsplatz 29 a, D-91126 Schwabach
Tel: +49 (0)9122 860-305
Email: kulturamt@schwabach.de

fee: none

deadline: 16th of January, 2023
more info: http://www.schwabach.de/ortung