Open Call for Artists for the 4th International Street Art Festival Patras | ArtWalk 4From 25th of January 2019 to 25th of February 2019 (23:59).The results of the Open Call will be officially announced by 25th of March 2019.
ENArt in Progress invites street artists to participate in the Mural Art project of the 4th International Street Art Festival Patras | ArtWalk 4, that will be held in Patras in May and June 2019, to create large wall murals in targeted locations throughout the city.The objective of the Mural Art project is the intervention in the urban fabric of Patras, by giving “color” to a city with absent graffiti tradition and making Patras the largest and most organized presence of murals and street artists in Greece.
ENArt in Progress’s open call is addressed to street artists from around the world and over 18 years of age. Artists must have previous experience in creating large scale murals and in the use of lift machines.You can participate with only one application, otherwise none of your applications will be accepted.
ENThe murals will be created in important and distinct buildings of the city. The theme of the murals should be in harmony with the historical background, character and location of the buildings.The prerequisite is that artists' drafts should also be approved by the owners of the walls.
΄Ενα από τα σημαντικότερα χαρακτηριστικά της Art in Progress είναι ο κοινωνικός της χαρακτήρας, γι' αυτό το λόγο θα επιθυμούσαμε να δώσουμε προτεραιότητα στον τοίχο του Πανεπιστημιακού Γενικού Νοσοκομείου Πατρών, Τοίχος 1. Ο συγκεκριμένος τοίχος ανήκει στο μαιευτικό τμήμα του ΠΓΝΠ, οπότε προτείνεται στους καλλιτέχνες που επιθυμούν να υποβάλουν προσχέδια για αυτό τον τοίχο, η θεματολογία της γέννησης ή κάποιο θέμα το οποίο κρίνουν οι ίδιοι ότι συνάδει με το χώρο.
Οι υπόλοιποι τρεις τοίχοι βρίσκονται στον αστικό ιστό της πόλης της Πάτρας.
Οι συμμετέχοντες έχουν την δυνατότητα να υποβάλουν αίτηση συμμετοχής για τους προσφερόμενους τοίχους, δημιουργώντας από 1 έως 3 προσχέδια.
ENBelow you can find the dimensions (height x width) and the thematic specifications of the offered walls:
One of the most important features of Art in Progress is its social character, which is why we would like to give priority to the wall of the General Hospital of Patras, Wall 1.This wall is belongs to the obstetric section of the General Hospital of Patras, so it is suggested to artists wishing to submit drafts for this wall, the subject matter of the birth, or a topic they perceive themselves to be consistent with the site.
The other three walls are located in the urban fabric of the city of Patras.
The participants will have the opportunity to submit an application for the the walls by submitting 1 to 3 drafts.
ENIn case a participant is selected, should be aware and agree to the following:1. The participants should have previous proven experience in the creation of large scale murals. The selection of the participants will be prioritized based on their experience and the artistic quality of their drafts.2. Since the approval of the drafts, requires the agreement of the owners of the buildings offered, the selected artists should be available to submit new drafts in case the original drafts submitted are not approved. The festival will support the free expression of the artists.3. For formal and necessary purposes, such as legal permissions and the signing of a voluntary work contract, artists should submit their personal details. Art in Progress commits to the fact that the personal information submitted in the application as well as any other document will NOT be used for other purposes and will NOT be given to third parties.4. To sign a contract of voluntary work with Art in Progress.5. To have a secured health insurance and provide the information of their insurance institution.6. To agree with the participation to interviews in the mass media, the production of video and photographic material.7. To agree with the placement of the Art in Progress' s logo and QR code on the wall that the mural will be created.
ENThe festival offers the following amenities for the artists:1. Services: Legal permission for the mural's creation.2. Equipment: Lift machine or scaffolding.3. Materials: We provide 1 spray per 2 m² (selection from the color chart to be sent) or/ and basic acrylic colors (red, yellow, blue, white, black, brown), brushes, roller and painting poles.4. All walls will be primed before the artistic intervention and, after the completion of the mural, a special antigraffiti varnish will be applied.5. Transportation: We provide free transportation, within Greece, to and from Patras with intercity buses (KTEL) for 1 individual.6. Accommodation: We provide free accommodation in Patras in a hotel or a rental room for 1 individual for all the duration of the creation.7. Nutrition: We provide daily, breakfast, lunch, coffee or drink.
ENGeneral InformationIndicate to which wall each draft is addressed.You can select as many walls as you want and submit 1 to 3 drafts for each wall.Fill a brief description or a title for each of the drafts you submit.Each draft you submit must be accompanied by the submission of an image file, otherwise your application will not be accepted.We remind you that you can submit 1 to 3 drafts for each wall.Specifications for the submission of files:- You can only submit image files.- You can send up to 3 images for each wall.- Maximum size 1MB per image.- In order to upload files you must be signed in to a Google account (gmail).