CALL 2021

OPEN CALL

FOR LIGHT ART PROPOSALS for the “Skopje Light Art District 2021” festival

 

SKOPJE LIGHT ART DISTRICT 2021 – THE SUN

The Sun is the star at the center of our solar system. Apparently it is a giant hot ball of glowing gases heated to incandescence by nuclear fusion reactions in its core. With the heat of 15 million degrees Celsius, the Sun is radiating enormous amount of energy, mainly as visible light and infrared radiation, to create and support life on Earth. The connection and interactions between the Sun and Earth generates all life, weather, climate, drive the seasons, ocean currents, radiation belts and aurorae. Although there is billions of stars like Sun scattered across the Milky Way galaxy, our Sun is very special to us. Therefore, since the ancient times, the Sun retains many symbolic properties, symbolizing life, the supreme power, cosmic energy and the life force that enables all things to thrive and grow. The Sun is used as a symbol of power, energy, force, strength, birth and rebirth. It represents a hero, a great cosmic eye in the sky, knowledge, divinity, brightness or overall splendour… and so much more.

Skopje Light Art District 2021 will praise the Sun as glorious source of endless inspiration.


Welcome to the sunny edition of SKLAD!

SKLAD was established in 2018 with the aim to create a new cultural and social event with light art in focus. Through past three editions, SKLAD has successfully established Skopje as one of the important contemporary light art scenes, by presenting high-level creations of the world’s leading artist, as well as highlighting the local art scene. SKLAD is also actively engaged to create a dynamic network with other regional light art festivals and events; a collaboration that we believe
will strengthen importance of Skopje as an emerging contemporary art center. In regards to this the public institution “Universal hall”-Skopje and the City of Skopje according to the yearly program for 2020 have pleasure to announce the following:


OPEN CALL FOR LIGHT ART PROPOSALS
for the festival of light “Skopje Light Art District 2021” exhibition “Skopje Light Art District 2021” is an event focused on light art installations and video projections which will be displayed on various selected locations in the central part of Skopje. For the locations please see (link) The event “Skopje Light Art District 2021” will start on September 8 and will last until September 11, 2021.


Eligibility
All interested artists or their legal representatives are welcome to submit proposals, artistic creations within the field of light art, light installations, video art or any form of art that uses light as a main artistic expression.


Light art installation proposals
All interested artists are welcome to apply for full or partial financial support. Artists that do not seek financial support for realization of their projects, but are willing to participate in the event with already existing project or activity, are welcome to submit proposals.
Conditions for financing of light art installations:
In order to receive financial support from the “Skopje Light Art District” applicants must fulfill the following conditions:


- The proposed artwork must have a focus on this year’s theme of the festival-Тhe Sun
- All concepts or proposals should include some form of environmental challenges that we are facing as humanity
- Individual artist or their legal representatives should apply with an innovative concept in the field of light art.


The proposed concept can be developed in a partnership with national, public or private institutions or organizations in the field

of culture, science and technology.
- Individual artist or their legal representatives must submit a portfolio of at least 3 completed projects in the field of light art.


How to apply:
All interested parties should send a completed application, marked “Light Art Installation” to the official email

of the event skopjelightartdistrict@gmail.com not later than May 31st 2021.


Application should consist following:
- Title, concept of the proposed project, detailed description, sketches, as well as financial proposal for realization of the proposed artwork.
- Photographs or videos of the works if they have been previously exhibited
- Technical equipment needed for application of the artwork
- Short biography/CV of the applicant


Official jury of the “Skopje Light Art District” will make selection of artworks. All selected artists will be informed by email not later than July 1th 2021. For any additional information please contact us on the official email: skopjelightartdistrict@gmail.com


Video mapping contest
SKLAD Video Mapping Contest is located on the facade of the famous MCM Building.
All interested artists are welcome to submit video work of 2:00- 3:00 minutes. SKLAD Jury will select five (5) video works to participate in the contest. Finalists will receive an entry prize 500 EUR and the winner of the Contest will receive the Grand prize 1000 EUR. 
How to apply:
All interested parties should send a completed application, “Video Mapping Contest”, to the official email of the event skopjelightartdistrict@gmail.com not later than May 31st  2021.


Application should consist following:
- Title, concept of the project, detailed description
- 2:00 – 3:00 min video work designed for MCM Building
- Short biography/CV of the applicant

Official jury of the “Skopje Light Art District” will make selection of artworks. All selected artists will be informed by email not later than July 1th 2021. For any additional information please contact us on the official email: skopjelightartdistrict@gmail.com

Download material for MCM Building from the following link:

Location 1

Park Woman-Warrior 

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Location 2

GTC-Stairs

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Location 3

GTC Green roof

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Jadran Square 

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Location 5

"Plochnik"

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Location 6

"Leninova" Passage

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Location 7

Debar Maalo roundabout

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Location 8

Boheme street building

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Location 9

Boheme Street roundabaout

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Location 10 

"Kaldrma"

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Location 11

City park fountain

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City Park

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