YOUNG ARCTIC ARTISTS 2019 > Open call for artworks

Young Arctic Artists 2019’ exhibition promotes emerging contemporary art from northern areas of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Russia. Exhibition will take place in Gallery Napa, Mustanapa and surrounding city space (Rovaniemi, Finland) 5.6.2019 - 3.7.2019.

Exhibition is managed by Artists' Association of Lapland and co-curated by artist-producers Ninni Korkalo (Finland) and Panu Johansson (Finland).

Under thematic umbrella of ‘Transmission of Knowledge’, Young Arctic Artists now invites proposals for works and projects for its 2019 edition.

Project is funded by the Nordic Culture Fund, The Arts Promotion Centre Finland - The Regional Office of Lapland, and the Artists' Association of Lapland.

Who can submit?

All visual and cross-disciplinary artist and artist groups under age of 35 currently living in Lapland (Finland, Sweden), Norrbotten (Sweden), Västerbotten (Sweden), Troms (Norway), Nordland (Norway), Finnmark (Norway), Svalbard (Norway), Faroe Island (Denmark) and Iceland, are welcome to submit existing works or project proposals to the exhibition. Submitted works or project proposals should be created not earlier than 2017.

The organisers accept visual and cross-disciplinary art projects of all mediums including media-arts, performance, photography, creative writing and cinema. Artworks can be sent, brought or built on site. Since we are open to present some works outside the gallery context and with temporal variety, proposals of site-specific works and performances are also welcome.

Approximately 5-7 artists will be selected for the exhibition in Gallery Napa and Studio Mustanapa and depending on the applications, to site specific spaces in Rovaniemi.

A roundtrip travel to Rovaniemi will be organized and paid by the project for selected artists. Artists must negotiate the way of traveling with the organizer. People applying from Finland, Sweden and Norway please specify in your application if you have a possibility to come with a car and if you could bring the artworks with you. This will help us to calculate the budget of the project. Accommodation will take place in local artists´ homes or joint accommodation. Food will be provided in Gallery Napa during installation, event and opening days.

Deadline: 15 February 2019

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