TOGETHER ALONE – OPEN CALL!

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March 23, 2020
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フィンランド文化・学術協会のネットワークでは、コロナ禍のチャレンジとしてアートプロジェクトのオープンコールを開始しました。

昨今のコロナ禍では、文化セクターに大きな影響を与え、プロジェクトベースで活動する多くのアーティストやクリエーティブ産業従事者たちの経済状況にも大きな損害をもたらしています。

この危機下において、フィンランド文化・学術協会のミッションは変わりません。私たちの使命は、国境を超えた交流やビジビリティー、そしてフィンランドの芸術、文化、学術のコラボレーションを促進することにあります。そのため、新しく、この状況に応じたオープンコールをフィンランド人、またはフィンランドに居住するアーティストとアーティスト集団に対して行います。以下は、応募要項となります(英語のみ)。対象に該当される方は是非ご応募ください。

TOGETHER ALONE – OPEN CALL

The Institutes are seeking artistic proposals related to the following themes:

  • state of emergency
  • radical change
  • resilience
  • artistic practice in the future
  • alone together

At the same time the project will act as a documentation of the crisis and one of the major social upheavals of our time and gives the artists an opportunity to reflect it through the arts. The application is open to all Finnish and Finland-based professional artists who have lost work opportunities due to the corona epidemic.

The Institutes are commissioning projects from selected artists or artistic groups to be completed by June 30, 2020. The total grant of an individual project is between 1 500–5 000 €. The expenses will be paid as work compensation or by invoice. The suitability for diverse international distribution is considered an asset. The implementation of the project must comply with the national law concerning accessibility of digital services.

The aim of the open call is to ensure the livelihoods of artists and the continuity of international collaboration. Although mobility and physical encounters must now be restricted, we want to support the international networks and cooperation.

The epidemic is revolutionizing the world in ways we could not have foreseen. We are facing a time when it’s necessary to question our way of life – and to come up with new ways of living, working and securing our livelihoods. With Together Alone we want to give a platform and encourage professionals to consider new ways of operating in a situation, where mobility and physical contact are no longer possible. We are especially looking for projects, which emphasize broad international collaboration – without physical contact.

Projects won’t be restricted to be implemented within any particular Finnish Institute’s geographic area but should fit to the sphere of activity of all of the institutes. The projects can take place or be available on the artist’s website, on a public web platform, on Youtube or on an alternative platform with a reach to wide audiences. The medium is not restricted and the result can be for example an artwork, work in progress, performance, a diary, a film etc. The Institutes will include the chosen projects as part of their official programmes and they will be available for all the institutes worldwide. The artist will retain the copyright of the work.

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION CRITERIA:
  • The project will be carried out in a manner that will not contradict the regulations of the prevailing state of emergency conditions
  • The project should promote international networking and collaboration of Finnish artists or Finland-based artists
  • The open call encourages international dialogue and creativity beyond national borders Innovativity and experimental approach are encouraged

Send your project proposal (max 3 000 characters) to togetheralone@fininst.uk. Please attach a budget, a short CV and a brief communication plan of the project. Send all the files as a single PDF file, maximum 2 Mt by size. The choice will be made by a panel of experts from the Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes.

SCHEDULE – Proposal deadlines

First deadline by Monday 30.3. 16:00 (Finnish time / GMT +2)
Second deadline by Monday 20.4. 16:00 (Finnish time / GMT +2)
Third and final deadline by Monday 4.5. 16:00 (Finnish time / GMT +2)

All proposals received by the deadline will be considered and a selection will be made within two weeks after the deadline. All submitted project proposals will remain under consideration through all selection rounds.

Selected projects from the first round

Selected projects from the second round

Selected projects from the third round