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ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2018

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 After the great success of the Second Edition, The Anticlastics group is more than happy to invite you

to participate in the third edition of the event:

ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK

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ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2018:
ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK made its debut in Athens, during the summer months of 2016. The organization, aspiring to evolve to an institution that could breathe new life into contemporary jewelry in Greece, managed to bring together Greek jewelry designers living in the country and abroad, schools, galleries and a broad audience that supported the entire event. Through a series of exhibitions, lectures and workshops that took place in several spots downtown Athens, visitors had the chance to follow a particular route in the city and discover the contemporary trend of art jewelry, by artists who consider jewelry as a form of art, while using the body and its adornments as their “canvas”.

The second edition of the festival opened its boundaries, hoping to establish a bridge and a dialogue between national and international participants.

This third edition, ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2018, following the same steps will take place in Athens in May. All events scheduled (exhibitions, actions, performances, seminars, lectures) will open to the public between 23/5 and 30/5. Depending on their content/purpose, they may last from one day up to one month.

 

MORE ABOUT THE SCOPE OF THE EVENT:
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 and
– To 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 Anticlastics group: Erato Kouloumpi, Niki Stylianou and Anastasia Kandaraki, (The Anticlastics group is non-profit ).

 

ELIGIBILITY:
The organization ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 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.

 

SELECTION / CRITERIA
Participants, will be selected by a Jury according to the following criteria:
1) Conceptual approach, research line, coherence of work
2) Originality of design, composition and/or materials used
3) Craftsmanship and/or technical Innovation.

The selection of the artists, groups, galleries and schools that will be participating in ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2018 will be officially announced by email on January 22nd.

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INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS: HOW TO APPLY FOR ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2018, SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS, DEADLINES.
Those interested in applying click on the link below
http://athensjewelryweek.com/ajw-2017_application-form/
and fill in the form, from the 15th of November 2017 until the 5th of January 2018

The material required should describe one collection of work.
Specifically please send (via the application form stated above):
-Name, Return Address, Phone Number, E-mail, Web/Blog Address, Place and Date of Birth
-CV (100 words max)
-5 Photos representative of the work. Each photo should show only one piece of jewelry, 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)
-Brief Artist Statement (150 words max) presenting the concept behind the collection, inspiration, techniques and materials used for each piece separately. (Greek artists should provide the information required in both languages: in Greek and in English).

All information submitted must be true 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 5th 2018. No entries past the deadline will be accepted.

 

SOLO EXHIBITION: HOW TO APPLY FOR ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2018, SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS, DEADLINES.
Those interested in participating please send:
-Name, Return Address, Phone Number, E-mail, Web/Blog Address, Place and Date of Birth
-CV (100 words max)
-7 Photos representative of the work. Each photo should show only one piece of jewelry, 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)
-Brief description presenting the artist’s statement about jewelry, design methods and/or line of research regarding the particular project intended to be shown during AJW (proposal of possible sites/spaces where final presentation of the work will take place, should be included).
-Description of techniques and materials used for each piece separately.

Required material should describe one collection of work and should be submitted in the stated formats (.doc, .jpg).
All information must be true 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).
Please send by e-mail or We Transfer to: anticlastics@gmail.com

Application forms must be received by January 5th 2018. No entries past the deadline will be accepted.

 

GROUPS/COLLECTIVES: HOW TO APPLY FOR ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2018, SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS, DEADLINES.
Those interested in participating please send:

  • Regarding the group/collective as one entity:
    -Brief description about the group, its statement about jewelry, design methods and/or line of research regarding the particular project intended to be shown during AJW (proposal of possible sites/spaces where final presentation of the work will take place, should be included).
    -list of participating artists (please send in .doc format)
    -Group Information: Name, address, phone number , e-mail, web/blog address. (Please send in .doc format)
  • Regarding each listed artist/member of the group/collective to participate:
    -3 Photos representative of the artist’s work concerning one collection. Each photo should show only one 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)
    -Brief Artist Statement (150 words max) presenting the concept behind the collection, inspiration etc.
    – Description of techniques and materials used for each piece to be presented.

Required material should be submitted in the stated formats (.doc, .jpg).
All information must be true 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).
Please send by e-mail or We Transfer to: anticlastics@gmail.com

Application forms must be received by January 5th 2018. No entries past the deadline will be accepted.

 

GALLERIES: HOW TO APPLY FOR ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2018, SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS, DEADLINES.
Those interested in participating please send:

  • Regarding the Gallery:
    -Gallery Information: Name, address, phone number , e-mail, web/blog address. (Please send in .doc format)
    -Proposal /description of particular project intended to be shown during AJW 2018 (proposal of possible sites/spaces/venues where final presentation of the work will take place, should be included)
    – list of participating artists (please send in .doc format)
  • 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)
    -Brief Artist Statement (150 words max) presenting the concept behind the collection, inspiration, techniques and materials used for each piece separately.

Required material should be submitted in the stated formats (.doc, .jpg).

All information must be true 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).
Please send by e-mail or We Transfer to: anticlastics@gmail.com

Application forms must be received by January 5th 2018. No entries past the deadline will be accepted.

 

SCHOOLS: HOW TO APPLY FOR ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2018, SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS, DEADLINES.
Those interested in participating please send:

  • Regarding the School:
    -School Information: Name, address, phone number , e-mail, web/blog address. (Please send in .doc format)
    -Brief description/cv about the school, its statement about jewelry, design methods and/or line of research
    -Proposal /description of particular project intended to be shown during AJW 2018 (proposal of possible sites/spaces where final presentation of the work will take place, should be included)
    – list of participating students (please send in .doc format)
  • Regarding each listed student represented by the School to participate:
    -3 Photos representative of the student’s work. Each photo should show only one 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)
    -Brief Artist Statement (150 words max) presenting the concept behind the collection, inspiration, techniques and materials used for each piece separately.

Required material should be submitted in the stated formats .doc, .jpg).
All information must be true 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).
Please send by e-mail or We Transfer to: anticlastics@gmail.com

Application forms must be received by January 5th 2018. No entries past the deadline will be accepted.

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PARTICIPATION FEE:
The application process is free of charge.

Participation fee for selected artist is as follows:
Individual Artists interested in participating in the central group exhibition 425 euros plus VAT 24% (where applicable).
– Individual Artists interested in organizing a Solo exhibition 325 euros plus VAT 24% (where applicable).
Groups 450 euros up to 3 people, plus 50 euro per additional person.
(Plus VAT 24% where applicable).
Galleries 325 euros plus VAT 24% (where applicable).
Schools 250 euros plus VAT 24% (where applicable).

Fee payment must be received by March 23rd 2018.

Bank details to be announced and further instructions will be given. PLEASE NOTE: when Pay Pal is used for fee payment, the relevant transfer fees/Pay Pal commission, must be paid by the applicant.

Participation fee includes all services described in the following paragraph enlisting obligations of Anticlastics team.

(In case of sales during the event, Anticlastics will have no claims or tax liability)

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OBLIGATIONS OF ORGANISERS:
ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2018 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 and public authorities involved
  • Communicating/advertising of the event (to magazines, newspapers, radio, social media)
  • Producing a catalogue enlisting all parts participating and a map depicting all Athens Jewelry Hot Spots.
  • Finding sponsors

At the same time Anticlastics will be responsible for organizing and curating a central group exhibition that will be part of ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2018 and will offer to individual artists only, the opportunity to show their work in Benaki Museum, Pireos Ave.

As for the other events included in ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK (eg. Solo exhibitions, gallery exhibitions, workshops, performances etc.) after the selection of proposals to be submitted by groups of artists, galleries, schools, etc, the coordinator of each group will be responsible for the progress of the action to be completed. He/She will be called to find the site that will host the action, to set up the exhibition or the action and to organize the opening (in accordance with the event and the Anticlastics team).

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
The following terms and conditions apply to exhibitors participating in ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK, in the main exhibition for Individual Artists. 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. Otherwise applications will be rejected.
  • SHIPPING, TRANSPORTATION, INSURANCE: All Shipping and Transportation expenses will be covered by the participant(s). 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 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 fair/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 Fair. 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 taken during the fair, 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.

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