Call for Artists: Paper Transformation

Sept. 26, 2022

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the European Patent Convention, the EPO is running a juried competition to commission two paper-based artworks for public display. Inspired by the Office’s commitment to sustainability, the EPO invites artists to submit project proposals on the theme of “paper transformation.”

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The aim is to create two artworks from old EPO paper-based patent files. The commissioned artworks will become part of the EPO’s permanent art collection. Applications are open to professional artists of any nationality who are living and working in Germany or the Netherlands. The two selected artists will each receive € 45,000.

Applications must be submitted online and in English. Applicants need to submit:
▪ Cover letter
▪ CV with explicitly stated place of residence and contact details
▪ Summary of artistic career
▪ Link to a portfolio showing examples of work
▪ Short narrative description of the project concept, together with any sketches or 3D models and the estimated paper volume required
▪ All components of the proposal must be submitted in digital format to

Application Info
Deadline: Oct. 14, 2022

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