Open Call for International Festival of Art in Urban Space

22.10.2020 |

The first edition of the international festival for art in urban space - CURRENT - will take place at different locations, through-out the urban region of Stuttgart (Germany) in September 2021. CURRENT invites artists and collectives to submit projects for the festival.

In its first edition, CURRENT invites artists to develop contributions that deal with “porosity” in urban space. The curatorial focus is on exposing the gaps and permeability in urban planning – aiming to explore the porosity in, or of the city, and its possibility for creating spaces of commu-nication, experimentation, spontaneity, and urban appropriation.

CURRENT invites artists and collectives to submit projects that address the thematic focus of porosity – in the context of the city, public space, as well as its relevance for an experimental and critical engagement with the urban. The open call is directed to artists from the fields of the visual arts, literature, audio-visual media and performance.

Project submissions should address specific situations in Stuttgart’s urban space, preferably dealing with areas cur-rently undergoing urban development, but does not necessarily need to demonstrate specified local knowledge of Stuttgart.

The festival will offer project financing, support in seeking additional funding opportunities/fundraising, technical and curatorial support, support for cooperation with regional companies and research institutions as well as a portrayal into the festival publication to the selected artists. The festival can provide financial support of 3.000 Euros to maximum 20.000 Euros for each project.

Applications should be submitted before the deadline of 27 November. Details about how to apply can be found here.

CURRENT – Art and Urban Space is a project of the Art Public Space – Culture Matters gUG, supported by the City of Stuttgart and the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung.




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