Are you an artist trying to reach a larger audience than the Berlin gallery crowd? AV Tour GmbH, a Berlin-based company specializing in cultural advertising, is currently searching for undiscovered artists who will be awarded select urban advertising spaces around the city center. From billboards to city banners, your work could be publicly integrated into the urban setting for a duration of two weeks beginning on July 21st. As a non-commercial project, this opportunity gives artists the platform to present their work to a wide audience.
Not only will artists be awarded prime advertising spots throughout the city, costs for materials and further implementations of the projects will be covered. There will also be a professional press announcement of the event and a catalogue with documentation will be available at the end of the project.
Submissions can be any form of 2-dimensional media from photography, drawing, painting, collage or printmaking. New works are encouraged, but existing works will also be accepted for submission. Site-specific projects may also be chosen, even if the required space is not available. This will be discussed with the artist individually once chosen. An optional aspect of submissions is a performance piece, to be performed on the opening day.
Artists will be provided with 120g/gm post paper, which will cover all advertisement space. The smallest format is A1 (841 mm x 594 mm) and the largest is 20m x 2m.
Interested? Send a proposal to K.Sergeeva@av-tour.de with the subject line: “open call”
Proposals should include:
A project description (max. 1 page, A4 size paper)
Supporting images, sketch, or plan of project (as jpeg file)
Brief CV including email and web address (max. 1 page, A4 size paper)
DEADLINE IS JUNE 17
Selections will be announced within a week of the submission deadline. Selected artists will install their works on Saturday July 21 and Sunday July 22.
For more informations and photographs of the advertisement spaces, go here:
Blog entry by Sarah Gretsch in Berlin; Tuesday, May 28, 2013.