THE ARTS DOT KARLSKRONA 2020
We invite you to apply for the next edition of The Arts Dot that will take place in May 28th-30th, 2020 in Karlskrona.

The Arts Dot welcomes visual artists, working in art forms such as painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation art and textile art. Artists from all over the world can apply to participate in the exhibition.

To apply, fill out the form below, send jpeg-images by e-mail to theartsdot@gmail.com. Please note that there is a non-refundable entry fee of €45/ 480 SEK towards administration costs.

The jury will select artists for the exhibition. All selected artists will be informed and asked to confirm their participation. A list of artists chosen we will publish on our website theartsdot.se.

PLEASE NOTE, the Arts Dot reserve the right to reject applications that do not follow the submission instructions.

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ABOUT
The Arts Dot is an annual international meeting point for artists and art lovers.
The Arts Dot brings together talented local and international artists.
The Arts Dot is a nomadic space that materialises into a pop-up gallery & meeting space in Karlskrona/ Blekinge county in Sweden.
The Arts Dot is a platform for networking, gather together, exchange ideas with possibilities of work cooperation, and an excellent opportunity for artists to show and sell works directly to the public.

INCLUDED IN THE PARTICIPATION:

- Exhibition participation for three days.
- Exhibition space 1,5 m - 4 m.
- Promotion on media and event home page.
- Participation in the competition.
- Prize Awards: Gallery Contract (a one-year cooperation agreement with a gallery in China) and The Arts Dot Prize.
- Private View / official opening.
- Network After-Party.
- Certificates of participation.

EXTRA PROMOTIONS:

You can offer extra promotions, reaching out to a wider audience.

- Slide banner of artwork & artist for social media and homepage
- Personal Catalogue. Present your artworks in a personal catalogue with your BIO/statement showing up during the exhibition in Karlskrona, Sweden!
- Your Business cards.


TIMELINE:

Deadline for applications: Midnight February 23th 2020
The selection of artworks by the jury: until the February 28th, 2020
Announcement of artists selection: March 2th, 2020
Exhibition days: May 28th – 30th, 2020
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please note: we are only accepting digital applications, no paper applications.

STEP 1. Fill out the application form.
STEP 2. Send up to five jpeg-images by e-mail to theartsdot@gmail.com.
STEP 3. Pay a registration fee of €45/ 480 SEK (non-refundable).
STEP 4. Wait to hear back via email. Our team will contact invited artists and will ask to confirm the participation. Thank you for understanding that those artists not invited to The Arts Dot 2020 will not be receiving a notification.
STEP 5. Participation fee, after the announcement of artists selection. A 50% payment deposit needs to made within seven days after receiving the good news you have been selected.
The other 50% need to be paid by the date April 8th 2020 (a registration fee included).


Payment method:
Paypal: theartsdot@gmail.com

Please include your full name and the name of the event in the banking reference line so that we can ensure your payment recorded on our system.
ENTRY FORM
Full name: *
Your answer
Artist name (optional, if different from real name above): *
Your answer
Date of birth: *
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Location? *
In what city and country are you based?
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Address: *
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Artistic Discipline: *
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Your Website/ Portfolio Link: *
Give us some insight into what you have done so far
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Images: *
Please send up to five images to: theartsdot@gmail.com. Include the title, media and dimensions in the title of the .jpg file. You agree to your images being used for promotion if you become an exhibitor.
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Artist Bio: *
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Artist's Facebook Page, Instagram:
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Where did you learn about this opportunity?
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SUBMISSION AND EXHIBITION AGREEMENT
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

All art pieces must be original, made by the artist for which you have the copyright and which are not a copy of another artist's work.

Paintings, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation art, textiles considered.

The Arts Dot team curates the exhibition.

Artists are free to choose the format of artwork to display, as long as those artworks fit into the allowed space.

Exhibition space (choose an option):
1,5 meter €145
2 meter €180
3 meter €250
4 meter €300

Any other costs involved are the responsibility of the exhibitor, such as packaging artwork, accommodation, flights, transport, insurance, and extra hirings.

Exhibitors shall be liable for delivery, handling, mounting, and removal of their displays and materials. All work accepted for the exhibition must be ready to install.
Electricity is available at this event.
All photographs taken before, during, or after the Arts Dot festival, are the property of Arts Dot festival and may be used for promotional purposes.
Artists are exclusively responsible for all arrangements and all transit costs relating to their artworks.

Art submitted must be ready to hang, i.e., correctly wired, and will be juried for approval to display in the show.
The artist accepts responsibility for any damage caused to, or by, your work. You are responsible for your insurance (damage, theft) of your work and public liability (third party).

The Arts Dot reserves the right to change or modify the predefined schedule of the exhibition when it is necessary and if there are reasons to do so, safety reasons, better handling of the program and facilitating the participant artist.


ARTWORK PRICING
The artist will determine the price of the art. We can assist artists if they need to adjust prices to the local standards.

ARTWORKS SALE
Any sale of the artwork and receiving of payment is the responsibility of the exhibitor. The Arts Dot does not charge a commission of the sale of any artwork if the exhibitor sells them. The artist will receive full proceeds from sales resulted from direct contact with a collector.
The Arts Dot will retain a 20% commission when sales generated through the Arts Dot staff.

INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
I release and hold harmless the Arts Dot, its staff and its representatives, participating venues, from all liabilities and any mishaps that may occur me, my artworks, instruments or equipment during the Arts Dot art exhibition.

SHIPPING
There is an option to send artwork ahead of the event if the artist can't bring work to the exhibition venue. The artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the gallery. The shipment of works from the artist’s studio to the storage and the return delivery is in charge of the artist. It is the artist's responsibility to arrange the shipping and to pay for it. The Arts Dot does not hold responsibility for errors made by artist chosen carrier or for organising insurance.
Insurance for transportation is the artist's responsibility.

Return delivery for artwork needs to be arranged by the artist. It must be picked up from our storage after the exhibition.
AGREEMENT
I agree that my work on the show is original and that I have had hands-on involvement in making all of these works.

I agree not to double-book my place.

I also agree that by submitting the application and images, the Arts Dot team may use them for promotion of the event, photograph and/or videotape the artist, their work(s), and/or their exhibiting place and use such images and/or recordings for archival and publicity purposes on its own website as well as on all social media platforms referring to The Arts Dot. The copyright of the artwork remains at all times with the artist.
CONFIRMATION
I confirm this information to be correct. I declare with this registration that I'm an author of the registered work of art and that I did not made a copy of a work of art by another artist.
PRIVACY POLICY
We respect your privacy and will never sell or trade your name, mailing address, or email address. However, if we receive requests for exhibitor contact information from the public, and may furnish your website and/or email address upon such request unless you’ve indicated your preference to keep your contacts private.
I accept that I will be added to the Art Dot email list and that I will receive all information and decisions exclusively by email *
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ENTRY CHECKLIST
We look forward to viewing your works! Feel free to share or forward this information.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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