#5 Open Call for Drawings!

Posted July 25th, 2013 under Berlin, Drawing, Featured, Ikono, Open Call, social media, Video Spotlight Series 2013

DEADLINE: 9 September 2013

To promote the visibility of the arts on a local and international scale, ikono invites Berlin based artists to take part in a year-long series of open calls held in collaboration with Artconnect Berlin.

Throughout 2013, ikono and Artconnect Berlin will encourage submissions of artworks from local artists on a bi-monthly basis. Two artists will be selected from each open call and presented on our local and international media platforms throughout the following months. Each artist call will focus on a specific artistic medium as a criterion for submission: sculpture, photography, painting, installation and drawing.

We have been delighted with the results of our first four open calls for sculpture artists, photographers, painters and installation artists! We are now ready to move on to the next one: until September 9th, we are searching for submissions of drawings made by artists working and living in Berlin. There is no specific theme, but please remember that our media platforms are family friendly, so, in general, we don’t accept nudity, gore or other adult content.

Details about the presentation of the selected work:

The two artworks selected from each call will be showcased in two unique films produced by ikono. The videos will be broadcasted on our HDTV channels ikonoTV (Germany) and ikonoMENASA (Middle East, Northern Africa and Southern Asia). They will also be presented on Artconnect’s and ikono’s blogs, alongside in-depth interviews with the featured artists conducted by Artconnect Berlin. At the end of 2013, ikono will produce a short retrospective film highlighting all selected works to conclude the series.

The entire collection of open call interviews and films will remain available as an archive on Artconnect Berlin’s and ikono’s websites for general public access. Feel free to check out the videos of the previous winners!

How to submit:

1. You will need an artist’s profile on Artconnect Berlin’s website, which is free and easy to create under www.artconnectberlin.com. Feel free to upload as many files as you want, as this is a great tool to connect with other artists in your area and share your art!

2. For the #5 Open Call for Drawings, you should submit one artwork or series documented through still images or video. As a general rule, we ask for up to five images (Max size per image: 1MB). Upon acceptance you will be required to upload a full quality version of the artwork along with full credit information. However, if you want to submit more than 5 images, feel free to contact us at the e-mail address below. To submit a video, please follow the instructions on the form for submissions or provide a link to your video on an active URL (e.g: Vimeo, YouTube, Custom URL) always in the submission section indicated below. Videos in HD are preferred for previewing and screening purposes.

3. You must include the following production information in your submission: applicant’s name, country of origin, contact, link to your website (if you have one) and Artconnect Berlin profile, a small bio and a short description of your work.

4. You must be the copyright owner of your artwork. This applies to all visual and written content.

If you have all of the information mentioned above, you are now ready to submit HERE.

We are really looking forward to seeing your drawings!

Good luck!

Please send any further questions to: