Call for Artists

Call for Artists

Are you looking to participate in a festival, exhibition, contest, creative collective, art project? Scroll through the ads here below for all kinds of open calls.

Please note that this is a free posting board, not curated or edited by the DutchCulture | TransArtists team. We do not take any responsibility of double checking all the calls published on this page.

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Call for artists

04/07/2019 - 15:27
Italy

(S)exhibitions

For the season 2019/2020, the OGA is looking visual art works about sexuality, eroticism, queer, bdsm, post-porn.

 

To submit the works, follow this link: https://filmfreeway.com/Sexhibitions

 

Born in 2013, the space of the OGA (Ospizio Giovani Artisti / Young Artists Hospice) organizes many group exhibitions every year, with contemporary and modern art works that come exclusively from the Collection of the OGA. These works are usually donated to the OGA by the artists themselves in order to create thematic exhibitions that are a continuous reflection on the role of art involvement in today's society. In the (S)exhibitions, the OGA will show artworks only about all the universe of the sexuality, because it wants to deepen the contrast between the natural instincts of the human species and all the contradictions that are created, because of these, in our society.

 

The selected works will be exposed in the upcoming group exhibitions of the season 2019/2020 of the OGA. The selection of the works is made for the exhibition season September 2019 - June 2020, but it may be possible to be selected for exhibitions to be made as early as January 2019, even if the call for tenders expires on 31st of July 2019.

The videos will be screened sequentially on one or more monitors. It is not possible to submit video installations or videos for screenings in loop. The photographs will be framed by the OGA.

Please note, for the participants in the video section: in every (S)exhibition will be shown also at last one 'material' art work related to every selected video. This is because we think this 'double identification' is very stimulating for the audience that comes to the exhibitions. This means that, if selected, the author have obviously to send a file of the video for the screening, but also (and this only by mail) at last one art work (drawings, printed stills, etc) in relation with the selected video or the art research of the artist, signed by the author himself, and with the title and the year. The author can decide the dimensions of the printed image. Videos not accompanied by at least one art work will be excluded from the (S)exhibitions.

Important: the material works (photo, drawings, etc) will not be returned to the authors. They will become part of the OGA Collection and used for future exhibitions. Obviously the authors will be advised on time, whenever.

Finally: the OGA is not a profit space and can not pay fees or give hospitality, but each exhibition will be publicized on social networks, on the OGA FB page, and on the OGA web page: www.ospiziogiovaniartisti.com


email: wgermondari [at] gmail.com
website: http://www.ospiziogiovaniartisti.com
03/07/2019 - 15:56
Italy

Isolation│Call for Photographers and Visual Designers

ISOLATION │Call for Exhibition

 

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design

Take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. February 2019

FREE ENTRY Photographers and Visual Designers are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme

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Besides we are living in an overcrowded world, there are still sparsely populated areas, hidden somewhere, where life (and its pace) is really different. Try to capture and depict the essence of those places, framing small cities and villages, but also landscapes (and their contradictions, where and when existing) and their inhabitants.

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Submissions at http://bit.ly/loosenartcalls

Deadline 7th November 2019


email: info [at] loosenart.com
website: https://www.loosenart.com/pages/calls
02/07/2019 - 16:33
United States

A SHOW OF HEADS

A SHOW OF HEADS is a thematic group exhibition of work that includes and/or is based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, October 18 - November 11, 2019 and is open for entry to all artists working in any media. Deadline August 31. On-line entry form at http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/head.htm


email: slowart [at] aol.com
website: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/head.htm
02/07/2019 - 12:42

Call for Proposals (Sound and Music)

Space21 focuses on site-specific and relational works that open up different sound experiences for the public, activating the listening sense. We invite proposals by artists from all disciplinaries, and researchers around the world to imagine possibilities for engaging in sonic experimentation and processes of working on site. ​

 

Deadline for proposals: August 15, 2019

Artist Selection (via email): September 15, 2019

Exhibition Period: 13.04.2020 – 21.04.2020

 

Open the link below to the online application

http://space21.nu/?page_id=626&preview=true​

 

 


email: info [at] space21.nu
website: http://space21.nu/?page_id=626&preview=true
02/07/2019 - 12:36
United Kingdom

Leeds International Festival 2020 Open Call

Leeds International Festival is a festival of new ideas and innovation, made up of a CORE and OFF programme. The CORE is a platform for ideas and innovation, challenging our understanding of the world, and the OFF programme is a whirlwind of live music, performance, food, and after-parties. 

 

Leeds International Festival 2020 are opening up the CORE and OFF programme to an open call. If you have an idea and you’d like to be a part of L20, we’d love to hear from you. 

 

Proposals are encouraged from all, whether artists, comedian, speaker, musician, performer, early in your career or an established creator or organisation, working in performance art, film, dance, theatre, comedy, sound etc. We want to showcase local, national and international talent.

 

Generation Future is the theme for L20. We encourage applications that explore and question what the term Generation Future means to you. How will the world of tomorrow differ from that of today? Will we shape that future, or will we let it shape us? How do we ensure that there is a future to shape at all?

 

Open Call applicants will all be eligible to apply for funding for their proposed event. For the OFF programme, we will consider events that may need as little as £1,000 up to £15,000. For the CORE programme, we will consider events that require budgets from £15,000 up to £50,000. 

For more information and to fill out an application form please go to the Leeds International Festival website. 

 

Deadline for applications: The deadline for applications via the Open Call is 5pm on Friday 6th September. Applicants will be notified of decisions by the 30th of September.


email: enquiry [at] leedsinternationalfestival.com
website: https://leedsinternationalfestival.com
02/07/2019 - 11:16
United Kingdom

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ART, ArtMaze Magazine Autumn Edition: Issue 14


Art Maze Magazine is an independent artist-run and ad-free international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art, which reflects modern society and its environment, provokes conversation and action; fosters innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile.


ELIGIBILITY:Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, mixed media, digital, film (only jpg + link to video) etc. All visual art mediums are welcome.


Artists or any art organisations on behalf of artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration.


Each submitted artist, wether selected for a publication or not, will receive a digital copy of the magazine's issue which he/she applied for.


DEADLINE: August 1st, 2019 (12:00 AM, midnight: end of the day 1st August - Eastern Standard Time)


GUEST CURATOR: Charlie Roberts, artist, co-founder and curator of 0-0 LA gallery and traveling show Got It For Cheap (GIFC)


HOW TO APPLY: www.artmazemag.com/call-for-art


DISTRIBUTION: Physical and digital copies of ArtMaze Mag are distributed worldwide via bookshops, galleries and online. More info: http://artmazemag.com/shop/


Selected artists will be asked for high resolution images and will be published in the next print and digital issue of ArtMaze Magazine. Each (selected) artist will receive a 1 or 2-page spread in print and digital (PDF) magazine including bio, statement, website, and 1-5 featured artworks. All submitted artists will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the magazine and all published artists will be promoted on our website/social media. Physical copies of Art Maze Magazine are printed to the highest quality in London, UK.
 


email: info [at] artmazemag.com
website: https://artmazemag.com/call-for-art/
01/07/2019 - 16:39
Lithuania

KAUNAS PHOTO 2019 Open Call & KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award

KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest-running annual photographic festival in the Baltic States, based in Kaunas, Lithuania, since 2004. Maintaining its strong international character, KAUNAS PHOTO is a platform of priemieres of emerging talents.

 

KAUNAS PHOTO festival announces an Open Call for its 16th edition, inviting photographers to propose their works and offering exhibiting opportunities as well as participation at New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award, consisting of a solo exhibition at the largest photography gallery in the Baltic States, Kaunas Photography Gallery and a 2500 EUR monetary prize.

 

KAUNAS PHOTO festival opening events will start on September 5 and 6, 2019.

 

Who can submit? What works are expected?

 

For inclusion into the festival, works on the theme “Digital – Virtual – Real”, exploring the lifestyles impacted by digital technologies, are welcome. All styles, genres of photography focusing on processes, consequences of digitized lifestyle, data flow, communication, cyber-crime and -security, machine learning, surveillance, automation, etc. Works created benefitting of digital technologies, such as VR, AR are equally welcome.

 

KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 Award is topic free. Any solidly built photographic story or a robust conceptual, aesthetic work presentable in a series of 12-15 images is accepted. If video, VR, AR materials submitted, or they are inseparable part of a project, the set of 12-15 static images must be accompanied by links to youtube or vimeo addresses, included in the description of work. Images can be screenshots or views of exhibition installations. No single images, please.

 

All Photographers/Artists, regardless of their age, nationality and place of residence are invited to submit work. KAUNAS PHOTO festival is known for its focus on documentary, but all styles, genres and approaches to photography are accepted and exhibited. Both completed works and those in progress can are welcome.

 

Photographers/Artists with KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award in focus, should ask themselves – „is my work ready for a space of 200 square metres?“.

 

If Photographers / Artists wish that their works remain unpublished until the festival a „DO NOT SHARE ON SOCIAL NETWORKS“ note should be included.

 

Deadline – July 12, 2019, 23:59 entrant’s local time. No extensions.

 

Photographers/Artists are encouraged to enter works as early as possible, since the festival curatorial team will be reviewing and studying submissions as soon as they will be arriving.

 

Entry consists of:

  • title of the work;
  • 12-15 images (2400 px on the longer side, JPG 90% quality);
  • short description of the work (up to 250 words);
  • short written BIO (up to 250 words), follwed by photographer’s contacts: email, phone number/s, mailing address.
  • Non-refundable entry fee of 25 EUR, per series entered, payable at the time of submission. No more than two series per artist.

For the best of understanding, texts must be in English.
Entries via LensCulture.com only. Direct link >> https://www.lensculture.com/competitions/kaunas-2019/events

 

Thematic program and a topic-free competition

 

Photographers/Artists submitting works to Open Call can be enrolled in Kaunas Photo 2019 in the following ways:

 

  • [entries on the theme “Digital – Virtual – Real”] can be included into KAUNAS PHOTO festival program: Outdoor exhibitions, presented in squares in Kaunas, Exhibitions in galleries and Projection events; the central thematic exhibition at the M.Žilinskas Art Gallery of the National M.K.Čiurlionis Art Museum and other museum/gallery spaces;
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  • [theme not obligatory] KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award – Finalist’s and Winner’s exhibitions.

 

Third is the team of decision-making curators on the Jury panel, who will review all entries and eventually give them exposure through their platforms, institutions and networks.

 

The New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award with 2500 EUR prize

 

The KAUNAS PHOTO STAR tradition started in 2010, awarding the best participant of portfolio reviews with a solo exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery and paying respect to a probable future star of photography. Since 2018, the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Winner also receives a 2500 EUR prize. Possible income tax obligations, eventually imposed by the country of citizenship of the Winner, will be his/her responsibility. In Lithuania, this prize is tax-exempt.

 

Open Call from KAUNAS PHOTO festival is followed by the Jury work that will select the shortlist of Finalists. All the shortlisted Photographers/Artists will have their exhibitions at the festival in 2019. The number of Finalists will be recommended by the festival and decided by the Jury. The Winner, selected from the Finalists by a joint board of curators of KAUNAS PHOTO festival and Kaunas Photography Gallery, will celebrate his/her exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery and receive the monetary prize. The decision regarding the Winner cannot be appealed.

 

The exhibitions of both, Finalists’ and the Winner’s works will open on Friday, September 6, 2019. The KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 Winner is only revealed upon opening of the doors of Kaunas Photography Gallery.

 

Every KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 Finalist agrees:

 

  • to provide the festival with a set of 20 – 35 digital files of print quality and additional materials, if needed: texts, materials for installations, etc. The materials will serve for detailed assessment of projects in the progress of selection of the Winner, as well as for the production of the exhibition, if such decision is taken between KAUNAS PHOTO festival and the Photographer/Artist;
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  • to provide information about existing physical exhibitions of works submitted to the Open Call and technical data for logistics, insurance. Based on designated exhibition spaces and other criteria, the festival will either cover the transportation and insurance fees of existing exhibition or produce the exhibition in Lithuania from digital files, provided by the Photographer/Artist;
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  • to propose possible ways of exhibiting his or her work, but accept the final decisions of the exhibition architects of KAUNAS PHOTO festival;
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  • that no site-specific or content informtion about Finalists’ exhibitions will be disclosed until the date and hours of the exhibition openings.
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Every KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 Finalist is entitled to:

 

  • a travel allowance of up to 150 EUR, in return to proof of travel expenses, such as tickets, invoices, receipts of payment, bearing amounts paid, dates of travel, name of the traveller. The allowance is payable during / after the visit to Kaunas. Citizens of European Union countries will receive travel allowance payments via bank transfers;
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  • a minimum of two nights of hotel accommodation in Kaunas at a hotel booked by the festival.

 

The KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 Winner receives:

 

  • a solo exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery (200 sq. metres), produced or, if exhibition exists and responds to necessary criteria, transported and ensured at expense of KAUNAS PHOTO festival;
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  • a monetary prize of 2500 EUR, payable to the Winner’s bank account, after the opening of the exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery, but not later than October 31, 2019.
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Jury Members:

 

  • Fred Boucher – Photaumnales festival and Usimage Biennale (Clermont/Beauvais, France), Director
  • Claude Goulet – Photo Gaspésie (Quebec, Canada), Director
  • Ieva Meilutė-Svinkūnienė – Independent Curator (Vilnius, Lithuania)
  • Anna Dannemann – The Photographers’ Gallery (London, UK), Senior Curator
  • Grzegorz Jarmocewicz InterPhoto festival (Bialystok, Poland), Art Director
  • Kristin Kern – Fotografisk Center (Copenhagen, Denmark), Director
  • Donatas Stankevičius – Kaunas Photography Gallery (Lithuania), Curator
  • Gintaras Česonis – Kaunas Photography Gallery (Lithuania), Director
  • Mindaugas Kavaliauskas – KAUNAS PHOTO festival (Lithuania), Founder & Director
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Previous Winners of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award who have held their exhibitions at Kaunas Photography Gallery:

 

  • Simon Menner (Germany, 2018)
  • Mayumi Suzuki (Japan, 2017)
  • Julien Lombardi (France, 2016)
  • Jeniffer Thoreson (USA, 2015)
  • Andrejs Strokins (Latvia, 2013)
  • Andrei Liankevich (Belarus, 2012)
  • Luca Zanier (Switzerland, 2011)
  • Eric Lusito (France, 2010)

 

Inclusion into KAUNAS PHOTO festival program

 

If selected to exhibit at KAUNAS PHOTO festival, Photographers/Artists will be contacted personally. Their names will not appear on KAUNAS PHOTO web site until the announcement of the program of the festival.

 

In most cases, the works are produced to match site-specific settings at the expense of the festival. If the artists’ works are available to be transported, are in reasonable distance within the EU and match the general idea of exhibition and space in Kaunas, the festival covers transportation and insurance of works.

 

Non-Finalist artists, included in the KAUNAS PHOTO festival program, are entitled to a hotel accommodation for at least 2 days in Kaunas (at festival’s chosen hotel), only in cases when they are available to be present at exhibition openings or purposely arranged guided tours. A modest contribution to travel costs is offered to all participants of exhibitions, payable after the completion of the trip to Kaunas and based on invoices, receipts.

 

KAUNAS PHOTO 2019 Timetable

 

June 14 – July 12, 23:59 – Entrant’s local time – Open Call for entries;
July 16 – Announcement of the Shortlist of Finalists on KaunasPhoto.com and festival’s social profiles
July 26 – last day for Finalists to transfer 30-40 hi-res images to the festival for exhibition preparations;
From end of June – outdoor exhibitions across Kaunas;
September 5– Openings of exhibitions on the topic “Digital – Virtual – Real”
September 6 – Openings of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 exhibition, including the Winner;
Until October 6, 2019 – Artist talks, screenings, educational events.

 

Author’s rights and other legal aspects

 

While submitting works to the KAUNAS PHOTO 2019 open call via LensCulture, a photographer declares that he/she is the only owner of the economic author’s rights to the pictures submitted. Photographer agrees that the pictures submitted can be reproduced in materials and forms of artistic or media presentation of KAUNAS PHOTO festival outcomes, such as flyers, invitation cards, post cards, posters, catalogs, projections, slideshows, web sites, including but not limited to that of KAUNAS PHOTO festival for unlimited time in unlimited territory without any royalty payments. Entrants accept their responsibility for the right to the image of persons, models, places, objects or trade marks appearing in the pictures submitted to KAUNAS PHOTO festival.

 

KAUNAS PHOTO festival does not limit the photographers’ /artists’ moral or economic rights to promote, broadcast, exhibit, publish and sell their works submitted to KAUNAS PHOTO festival’s Open Call.

 

Prints produced by KAUNAS PHOTO festival, can be either left at the festival’s collection or destroyed after the exhibition, based on the decision of the Photographer/Artist.

 

In 2017, ”The Nemunas Journey” exhibition by Vitus Saloshanka (Belarus/Germany), partly created during two Residencies provided by KAUNAS PHOTO (2015 and 2017), after the first show during the festival in 2017, was presented at Prienai Cultural Centre and Prospektas Gallery of Photography in Vilnius, with artist being present to all opening events, trips & accommodation covered by the inviting parties. In 2019, this exhibition goes to „InterPhoto“ festival in Bialystok, Poland. The artist is reinvited. This is just one example of works living on after KAUNAS PHOTO.

 

About KAUNAS PHOTO festival

 

KAUNAS PHOTO aims to be the stage for the future stars of photography. Being a part of Photo Festival Union and Festivals Of Light Organization, KAUNAS PHOTO festival is the longest-running photographic festival in the Baltic states is a platform for dialogue around contemporary photographic creation between North and South, East and West.

 

KAUNAS PHOTO is co-funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Kaunas Municipality.

 

KAUNAS PHOTO STAR partners: Kaunas Photography Gallery, LensCulture.

 

Enter works until July 12, 2019 (23:59 your local time) via LensCulture

 

LensCulture is a global community of photographers and industry professionals. As one of the world’s largest online destinations for discovering contemporary photography, LensCulture also provides some of the best opportunities for global exposure, international recognition, ongoing learning and creative development. LensCulture is committed to inspiring and empowering its thriving community of over 2.5 million, across 145 countries and in 15 languages around the world.

 

www.KaunasPhoto.com


email: festival [at] kaunasphoto.com
website: http://festival.kaunasphoto.com/kaunas-photo-2019-open-call-kaunas-photo-star-aw...
26/06/2019 - 19:55

Art Vancouver 2020 Call for Artists

Vancouver Visual Art Foundation is announcing an open call for the 6th edition of Art

Vancouver, an international art fair held annually at The Vancouver Convention Centre, a stunning waterfront venue. Art Vancouver draws over 10,000 well-educated buyers & art lovers from all around the world. For four days, April 16 – 19, 2020, Art Vancouver provides an exceptional opportunity for sale of unique, creative and high-end work. Space limited.

Different booth sizes available. Visit our website for more information, or email

exhibitors [op] artvancouver [punt] net and request Information Package. 

 


email: media [at] artvancouver.net
website: https://www.artvancouver.net/exhibitors
26/06/2019 - 14:10
Greece

OPEN CALL @ SIILK GALLERY - PHOTOGRAPHY

We here at SIILK GALLERY are looking for photographers from all walks of life for around the world for our September, October and November exhibitions. Each exhibition will consist of a 4 week running program with Opening night and pop up events throughout the month at out gallery in the heart of Athens. Your works will also be featured in our online shop and www.siilkgallery.com will do a feature / interview with you.

 

Info about the gallery:

 

Our gallery is situated in the Exarchea / Neapoli area of Athens, Greece. The area is the center of art and culture in Athens, it has a thriving arts scene and community. Exarchea has an edgy alternative vibe, its streets decorated with politically charged murals and lined with anarchist bookshops and stores selling rare vinyl and vintage antiques. Bars and clubs host live music, including rembetika, jazz and punk acts. For night life and the arts, entertainment and contemporary culture it is the place to be in Athens, Greece.

 

The Gallery is spread over 2 floors to exhibit in and an upstairs self contained studio for our residents.. 

 

It is in a very central location with access from a main road, it has a full 2 story glass double frontage so it makes for a very bright exhibiting space.

 

How the exhibits work:

 

At Silk Gallery we offer 3m of wall space for a 1 month (4 week) exhibition. You work will be curated alongside another 2/3 photographers from around the world to exhibit at our space. We will have an opening evening for each exhibition with press attendees, we will have private viewings and local and international coverage of each event event.


All works will be available for sale in the gallery and on the online store.

The exhibition program includes:
4 week exhibition at Silk Gallery
Private view/press viewings and other publicity
Design and printing of invitations, mail out and social media invites
Curation & Installation of works
Photography of work for catalogue, website, press and online store
Featured work & artist information on www.siilkgallery.com and social medias
Opening event with music and drinks sponsor

 

Payment & Pricing:

 

The price per 3m wall space is €250 for 4 weeks exhibition as well as having work featured in the online shop.


We take 0% commission on works sold.

 

Works can either be delivered to Ippokratous 132, Athina 114 72, Greece, or we can organize printing inhouse.

 

Thanks, we look forward to receiving your submissions.

info [op] siilkgallery [punt] com

www.siilkgallery.com


email: info [at] siilkgallery.com
website: http://www.siilkgallery.com
25/06/2019 - 22:17
Germany

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS - 8 days of exploring Performance Art and Visual Arts with BBB Johannes Deimling

PAS | Performance Art Studies # 65 | Your perception may be not my reality
04. - 11. August 2019, Berlin, Germany

an 8-day learning program on Performance Art
Led by BBB Johannes Deimling
In cooperation with SomoS, Berlin
 

leading teacher: BBB Johannes Deimling, internationally renowned performance artist and proffesor http://bbbjohannesdeimling.de



Explore visual arts and performance in Berlin!
Our goal is first and foremost to provide a high quality of teaching. We do not throw the famous names to catch your attention, we invite guests who most importantly can offer something valuable to enrich the process.
 

Participants are meant to take up the challenge to study the given topic in many possible ways. During these Studies, we will be confronted with the theme „Your perception may not be my reality”. You can find more about the concept on our website.

Studies will be very intense, filled with practical and theoretical exercises and tasks.

According to the topic of PAS #65 we will research performance art practices and create an experimental setting in which we will work towards an individual performance which will be presented as part of the performance days at SomoS Art House.

Everybody who is interested can apply, we only need your commitment. Experience or special skills are not required.
 

Applications are being accepted until 15. July 2019, if you are interested to send your application
(CV and work examples) to pas [op] bbbjohannesdeimling [punt] de.
 

Price: € 310*
*Price does NOT include travel and accommodation costs (we help to find shared places with other participants)
 

more information on our website: http://pas.bbbjohannesdeimling.de/index.php?/2019/65--your-perception-ma...
and PDF file: http://pas.bbbjohannesdeimling.de/files/pas65-berlin-call.pdf

Instagram: https://instagram.com/performance_art_studies
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PASperformanceartstudies


email: pas [at] bbbjohannesdeimling.de
website: http://pas.bbbjohannesdeimling.de/index.php?%2F2019%2F65--your-perception-may-no...
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