We have three application periods for the next years pieces. First one has already started (1.10.2009 – 1.12.2009) and we're actively seeking for pieces to start the year with (for the duration between 1.1.2010 and 31.5.2010). Main theme for next year is going to be the borderline between humanity / human and culture and the guideline for all our artists is interactivity between the piece and the “audience”. We expect that all the pieces are in direct interaction with the public, either during their creation or during their exhibition. When this criteria is met the piece can be pretty much anything. Examples can be as diverse as street theater, multimedia art, psychodrama larp for few people or anything between or outside these examples.
When applying we require descriptive description of the art piece in question, CV of the artist and portfolio of three pieces (and three pieces only). If the piece your sending to us has been performed/exhibited before please include documentation and press material if any. Also remember to include the resources your piece requires in the application (water, electricity, internet connection and so forth).
Project has roughly 30K euros for the artists to be spent as rent for the pieces for their duration of exhibition/performance. We do not pay for anything than the rent so make your application take that into account. We're targeting a number of 50 artists next year in total and roughly 15-17 for the first third of the year. Artists carry all responsibilities of the pieces outside the rental time, including transportation (we might be able to help thou so it doesn't hurt to ask).
All applications will be read, processed and decided by our jury which includes the following people: Kai Lehikoinen (Head of Education and Development at Theatre Academy, Helsinki Finland), Juhani Järvinen (Dean of Faculty, Fine arts and Design, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences), Marja Huuhtanen (Director of Library at Imatra Finland), Santtu Määttänen (Producer from RawIdea Ltd) and Juha-Pekka Natunen (Producer from RawIdea Ltd).
Applications can be send to following address, firstname.lastname@example.org
More information will be made available at www.raakaidea.fi (and link Human|Culture from there)