Focus of the 2021 Open Call:Critical Moveschoreographic objectsin digital frame

Open call to theorists, scientists, choreographers, visual artists, performers and other multidisciplinary participants and thinkers:

VIDEO WORKS – on the border of choreography and video art, which examines bodies in a socio-political context, science, ecology or nature (duration: 10 min. max).

TEXT / RESEARCH PAPER / SOUND PAPER – we are looking for close and complex relationship between text and movement that examines art and bodies in the contexts of socio-politics, science, ecology or nature.

VISUAL ART (photography, graphic work, collage) – an artwork that examines bodies in the contexts of socio-politics, science, ecology or nature (please consider that it must be in good quality).

Works in the field of NEW MEDIA / DIGITAL FRAME – participatory works in the digital frame /performative works in the digital frame /performative series. With this category we would like to make a contribution to the further development of “live-stream aesthetics”, as we see multi-media and hybrid productions as a sustainable (yet not necessarily desired) future opportunity for the arts.

Awarded works (one work per category) will receive financial support of €150. We understand this is more of a symbolic sum for your achievement, rather than a significant one, but we want to show our appreciation and support as an organisation, despite the fact that this year our funds were cut. We do not wish for this obstacle to get in the way of our passionate aim to coordinate the sixth edition of the initiative in which we believe in. In this line of thought, all participation fees will be invested in the live, digital and possibly printed realisation of Moving Body Festival 2021. We thank you for the understanding and support from your side, and we wish you to always keep the motivated inner creative fire burning!


NB!!! Selected works from each category – videos on the border of dance and video art, texts, photographs and works in the field of new media will be presented online on the festival website as part of the main program of the festival platform Moving Body between 05-12 November 2021, as well as (possibly) through a first printed edition. By submitting your work, you agree for it to be included in both the online, and the printed aspects of the festival.

Application Deadlines and Participation Fees

Deadlines for Applications: 25.04.2021 – 25.07.2021
Notification Date: by October 1, 2021

Participation Fees:

Early Bird DEADLINE for applications: 25 April – 25 May 2021
ADMIN FEE: 10 € / 5 € (reduction for students)

Regular DEADLINE for applications: 25 May – 25 June 2021
ADMIN FEE: 12 € / 6 € (reduction for students)

Extended DEADLINE for applications: 25 June – 25 July 2021
ADMIN FEE: 15 € / 7 € (reduction for students)

APPLICANTS WHO HAVE NOT PAID A PARTICIPATION FEE PRIOR TO SUBMITTING THEIR WORK WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


Conditions and Specifications

Participants must be at least 18 years old to apply.
All works must be completed after 1 January 2019.
Participation fee MUST BE PAID before submitting the application.

You can submit works from ALL CATEGORIES via our website. Should you wish, for VIDEO WORKS, VISUAL ART & NEW MEDIA, you can apply via FilmFreeway and for TEXT/SOUND PAPER via the network ISA.

When submitting your work, all details within the hereafter attached files must be filled-in.
All documents must be uploaded through the provided submission form.

VIDEO
Duration – maximum 10 minutes.
Download the file titled ‘Video’ to submit your work for this category.

TEXT
Text / Research paper – maximum 10 pages
Sound paper – maximum 20 minutes
Download the file titled ‘Text/Sound Paper’ to fill in the details about you and your creation.
Submit an additional .doc/.docx file which includes your text/research paper, and/or additional audio files for your sound paper.

VISUAL ART
Please submit ONLY ONE visual work – photography/graphic work/collage.
Screen quality minimum 1920x1200px (jpeg, png)
Print quality minimum A4 (297×210 mm) at 300 dpi (pdf, eps, jpg, tiff, png), 3600×2600 px (jpg, tiff, png)
Download the file titled ‘Visual Art’ and fill in the details about you and your creation.
Upload the media file additionally to the ‘Visual Art’ file.

NEW MEDIA / DIGITAL FRAME
Download the file titled ‘New Media’ and fill in the details about you and your creation, including a link to your media file.


Submitting your work

Аfter filling out the necessary document for your work, upload it alongside the additional files with your text/audio/visual work/portfolio via this link:

SUBMISSION FORM

Privacy Terms and Conditions

We will only use personal information to process your submission requests. Your privacy will be respected. We will not disclose your personal information to any third party unless you have consented to such disclosure or if we are required to do so by law.

By submitting your work, you agree that you have all the necessary rights and authorisations to present this work in public.

You have read and understood the conditions of the present submission. You agree that the information submitted here may be made public by MOVING BODY if your work is included in this year’s edition of the platform.

If your work is selected, you agree to send the necessary information the festival requires for publicity purposes. (You will receive an email asking you to send information and files if your work is selected).

If your work is selected, you agree that it will be presented on our website, social media channels and printed edition (for text and photography). The work will remain your property, and you will be credited every time it’s used.

By submitting your work, you understand and agree to the outlined terms of this open call.

Payment Method

The application fees are as follows:

Early Bird DEADLINE for applications: 25 April – 25 May 2021
ADMIN FEE: 10 € / 5 € (reduction for students)

Regular DEADLINE for applications: 25 May – 25 June 2021
ADMIN FEE: 12 € / 6 € (reduction for students)

Extended DEADLINE for applications: 25 June – 25 July 2021
ADMIN FEE: 15 € / 7 € (reduction for students)

Please, keep in mind the deadline dates and transfer the amount to our bank account using TransferWise, where we can avoid bank taxes. The system is a secure alternative way to exchange money abroad.

Participation fee MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION in order for your work to be considered.

PAYMENT TO BE CARRIED OUT TO:
Name: PERFORMANCE ROOM LTD
IBAN: BG47FINV91501017132647
BIC CODE: FINVBGSF
Bank: First Investment Bank
Address (if needed): VARNA, 17 Georgi Bakalov Street. Postcode: 9010

PLEASE NOTE: Where it asks you for REFERENCE, write the TITLE of your work.

All of the collected submission fees will go towards the realisation of Moving Body Festival’s sixth edition.

We’re looking forward to receiving your work!

For further questions and other information, please feel free to CONTACT US on performance.room.varna@gmail.com.
Good luck! And remember: THE WAY WE MOVE MATTERS