Galleries – Open Call

ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2019

Open Call

 

organized by:

The Anticlastics group invites you to participate in the 4th edition of the event:

ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK

 

Do you have a Gallery or an Art Space? Is Contemporary Jewelry your field, your creative drive, your passion? Do you long to promote it? To educate the public while expressing your unique view? Then we invite you to come and join us in this action.

 

ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK aims through collective action, to promote Contemporary Greek Jewelry both in Greece and abroad, enhancing awareness and exchange of views, while establishing a dialogue between national and international designer/makers or entities active in the Contemporary Jewelry field.

In particular, it aims to:
– Inform and educate the public on issues related to Contemporary Jewelry as an art form and a means of creative expression
– Support individual artists and creative groups that are active in this particular field
– Bring together all interested and collaborative parties/members (artists, galleries, collectors, museums and other institutions promoting the arts and culture etc.) through communication and networking.

The event is organized by the ANTICLASTICS group: Erato Kouloubi and Niki Stylianou. (The ANTICLASTICS group is non-profit).

 

  • ELIGIBILITY:

The organization ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2019 is addressed to jewelry schools, independent designers / makers, groups and galleries from all countries around the world that consider jewelry as an art form and that through their action are trying to push the boundaries, expand and enrich the field of Contemporary Jewelry. Thus, it is open to proposals for solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, external actions, performances, mini workshops, lectures etc. There are no restrictions regarding the material, size and concept of the work presented, however, no brand names will be admitted to participate.

As the aim of the event is to present to the wider public the specifics, diversity and artistic dimension of Contemporary Jewelry, special attention will be given to proposals that emphasize the multidisciplinary nature of contemporary artistic creativity in this field, while focusing on the ideology and aesthetics that the field is currently carrying.

Artists, groups, galleries and schools that decide to apply should be ready to bring their work in person and join us at the opening/s.

 


GALLERIES: HOW TO APPLY FOR ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2019, SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS, DEADLINES.


Those interested in applying should visit the website http://athensjewelryweek.com/ajw-2019-gallery-application-form/ or click on the link below
AJW 2019 Gallery Application Form
and fill in the form, following the guidelines.

Those interested in participating please send:
-Regarding the Gallery:

-Gallery Information: Name, address, phone number , e-mail, web/blog address.
-Proposal /description of particular project intended to be shown during AJW 2019 (140 words max)
-List of participating artists

-Regarding each listed artist represented by the Gallery to participate:

-3 Photos representative of the artist’s work concerning one collection. Each photo should show only one jewelry piece, photographed on white background. Dimensions: 10x15cm. Minimum resolution: 300 dpi. Format: JPG, JPEG. Each photo should be named as follows: Artist Name_Description_Title.jpg (JohnSmith_Brooch_UnderTheSkin.jpg)

Required material should be submitted in the stated formats (.doc, .jpg).
All information must be true, unedited and up to date. (The work must have been produced during the last couple of years and it should not have been exhibited before in Greece).

Application forms must be received by January 7th 2019. No entries past the deadline will be accepted.

 

  • PARTICIPATION FEE: 

APPLICATION FEE:
The application process has a fee of 25 euros. Follow the online directions while applying to be redirected to PayPal.

AJW FEE:
To confirm your participation in AJW 2019 if selected, the amount of
250 euros + VAT 24% (applicable to Greece and to all non-EU countries)
should be paid to the ANTICLASTICS team.

Participants should pay the respective fees by the15th of February 2019 for their participation to be confirmed. Missing the deadline will result in cancellation of their application.

Bank details:
ANTICLASTICS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
PIRAEUS BANK
Mitropoleos annexe, Mitropoleos 53, 10556 Athens, Greece 

IBAN: GR17 0171 7430 0067 4314 2855 768
Swift/BIC: PIRBGRAA 
 

SPACE COSTS:
Galleries situated in Athens could use their own space. For Galleries that wish to find a venue in the city centre, there are several options: from shop/gallery windows, to free or low cost art spaces. For more information about availability and space rental costs please get in touch with the ANTICLASTICS team writing to: anticlastics@gmail.com

 

  • SELECTION PROCESS:

Applications submitted by Galleries will be assessed by the ANTICLASTICS team.

(IN CASE OF SALES DURING THE EVENT, ANTICLASTICS WILL HAVE NO CLAIMS OR TAX LIABILITY)

 


OBLIGATIONS OF AJW ORGANISERS:


ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2019 is organized by ANTICLASTICS

The ANTICLASTICS team is responsible for organizing, coordinating and communicating the entire event. Will be namely responsible for:

  • Ensuring, if needed, the smooth cooperation between private authorities involved
  • Communicating/advertising of the event through print media (magazines, newspapers), radio, social media, bill boarding and journalists’ private views.
  • Producing a catalogue enlisting all parts participating and a map depicting all Athens Jewelry Hot Spots.

At the same time ANTICLASTICS will be responsible for organizing and curating, communicating and launching the central group exhibition of ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2019 and will offer to individual artists, the opportunity to show their work in the BENAKI MUSEUM Pireos 138.

As for the other events included in ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2019 (eg. Solo exhibitions, gallery exhibitions, workshops, performances etc.), immediately after the selection of proposals to be submitted by groups of artists, galleries, schools, etc, the ANTICLASTICS could advice on or help with the selection of exhibition spaces/venues that will host the off-AJW shows. There are several options: from shop/gallery windows, to free or low-cost art spaces. Please note: Setting-up off-AJW exhibitions, is the sole responsibility of participating individuals or teams. Let’s be in touch.

 


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:


The following terms and conditions apply to exhibitors participating in ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK. The organization reserves the right to review these terms and conditions without notice.

  • CONDITIONS TO ADMISSION

All exhibitors must provide a complete application package by the mentioned due date. All information submitted must be true and up to date. All complete applications will be reviewed. The event holds the right to accept or decline any application. Decisions are final. The applicant accepts that once the application is selected, this contract holds valid and both parts will be held in accordance to it. All payments of the participation fee must be made by the date specified.

AJW reserves the right to correct or remove any material or product that is not suitable to the aim and conditions of the show.

AJW will not be responsible for transportation, shipment and insurance costs of exhibition pieces.

AJW and BENAKI MUSEUM Pireos 138, will provide security for the exhibition space. However, it is the sole responsibility of the exhibitors to assume the risk of loss or damage. We recommend that participants insure all pieces against any theft, loss or damage that could arise during the event, including during any transportation or storage.

  • SALES AND COMISSIONS

AJW allows the artists to sell or take special orders or commissions during the event/week, without the intervention of the organization. The organization does not manage any relation into sales or commission between artists and potential customers. The use of invoices is obligatory and has to hold the regulations. It is the duty of artists and exhibitors to comply with the regulations in case of selling while participating in the Festival. AJW will have no claims or tax liability, thus, does not have a cash drawer or credit/debit card terminal for this purpose.

  • PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO:

The participant agrees to the organization´s use of photographs and/or videos of the art material provided by the artists, as well as any visual material obtained during the event, to be used in different media outlets, such as the web, catalogues, posters, magazines, short films, etc. for promotional purposes.

  • IN CASE OF CANCELLATION:

The jury has the right to cancel any participation on the basis of false information or if the participant fails to comply with the criteria and dates specified. Cancellation of contract by the participant holds a 100% penalty of the total value of the participation fee if it is decided after payment has been deposited. Reimbursements will not be issued unless AJW agrees in writing and responds to an exceptional case.

 

For more information about application and participation:

anticlastics@gmail.com