CreArt invites contemporary visual artists from various fields to dwell upon the question whether we, being here and now in physical contact, experience the real reality, or maybe the Internet reality is more real as we spend a major part of our everyday life there.
Selected artists will also get the opportunity to take up the investigation on what is reality, how can it be described, what is real about it and who does the reality belong to. Works of two artists will be selected for the dual exhibition titled "Beyond the Cave" in the gallery "Ars et mundus" in Kaunas, one of the artists must represent the city of Kaunas. The exhibition will be curated by the artist and art critic Remigijus Venckus who has been teaching subjects of media technologies and art creation in Lithuanian and foreign universities.
The organisers will cover300 € grant for the selected artists, flight tickets to the exhibition opening, local travel costs, the accommodation costs, artworks transportation costs to and from Kaunas as well as organization of physical (catalogue, marketing, exhibition opening) and virtual exhibition.
Participation in exhibition is open to local artists –resident in any of the cities taking part in the CreArt | Network of Cities for Artistic Creation: Aveiro [PT]; Valladolid [ES]; Clermont-Ferrand [FR]; Genoa (artists should be under 35) and Lecce [IT]; Liverpool [UK]; Lublin and Katowice [PL]; Kaunas [LT]; Skopje [MK] and Zagreb [HR].
Applications should be submitted before the deadline of 10 October. Information about the results of selection will be published on 15 October 2021. More information can be found here.
CreArt (Network of Cities for Artistic Creation) is a network of 12 European cities, led by Valladolid (Spain), that work to foster creativity and maximize the economic, social and cultural contribution that the visual arts can make to their local communities, through collaboration in a permanent European exchange program for emerging creators.