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Open Call Architecture Biennale Venice 2018 #2
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Open Call Architecture Biennale Venice 2018 #2

Open Call #2 Development Budget

Creative Industries Fund NL is calling on designers to submit a proposal for participation in the 16th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale, which is being held from 26 May to 25 November 2018. Researchers and designers in the field of architecture are invited to submit proposals for the development of initiatives and projects that make a meaningful contribution to one of the main venues, such as the Arsenale or the country pavilions in the Giardini. Deadline is Wednesday 8 November 2017.

The Open Call has ended.

With the title FREESPACE, general curators of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, address the relation between architecture and society. To read the press release about the FREESPACE theme, click here.

conditions
A precondition for this open call is a detailed motivation from an inviting party and/or curator. The development budget is intended to support studies/projects that make a physical/spatial contribution to the exploration of the theme FREESPACE during the Architecture Biennale in Venice. For example:
a follow-up or complement to a completed or ongoing research project;
designing and exhibiting an existing or ongoing research project/experiment during the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018;
projects that focus on the sharing of knowledge, such as a publication, event or symposium.

Please note:
funding for the presentation of projects during the Venice Architecture Biennale can be applied for by way of the Open Call Venice Architecture Biennale #3, to be published in February 2018.
projects that receive a grant under the Open Calls Venice Architecture Biennale #1 and or #2 are not eligible for a grant for presentation costs by way of Open Call #3.

aims and objectives
With this Open Call, Creative Industries Fund NL aims to showcase the excellent quality of Dutch architecture and urban planning at a prominent international event. Grants are awarded within the framework of the Grant Programme for Architecture, with which the Fund strives to achieve the following objectives:
reinforce the social value of architecture from a cultural perspective
foster quality in architecture
stimulate interest in architecture in the Netherlands and abroad

applications
Proposals must be submitted via the Fund’s online application environment by the deadline of Wednesday, 8 November 2017. In the pull-down menus select the ‘Open Call’ option, then the 17AF round: ‘Venice Architecture Biennale #2 _Development Budget’.

N.B. Request your log-in for the online application environment in good time and familiarize yourself with the application form. Validation of a new user account can take up to one workday.

The project proposal must include:
a concise description of the project’s aims and objectives;
your personal motivation for participation in the biennale;
a description of the venue;
relevant visual documentation material of the work of those involved and images that provide an impression of the proposed project;
a realistic budget, including a clear statement of the status of any co-funding;
a concise communications plan with a description of target groups and engagement with this audience;
appendix I: CV (max. 2 pages per proposal);
appendix II: a copy of proof of registration with the KvK/Chamber of Commerce that is dated within the last year;
appendix III: a detailed motivation from the inviting party and/or curator;

The project proposal is a PDF document in A4 format, a maximum of 10 pages (appendices excluded) and no larger than 10 MB. If a submission fails to meet the requirements outlined above, then it will not be eligible for evaluation.

evaluation
The fund selects several proposals from the eligible submissions, working in close consultation with external advisers and employing the following criteria:
the degree to which the project relates to the Venice Architecture Biennale’s theme;
the relevance for contemporary design practice;
the degree to which content and presentational form are complementary and distinctive;

The evaluation takes the form of a tender: a number of proposals will be prioritized within the available budget. The Fund will only communicate about the selected proposals and will enter into no correspondence about the rejection of individual proposals.

A maximum budget of €50,000 is available for this Open Call. Creative Industries Fund NL expects to support a minimum of two projects with a maximum grant of €25,000 per project.

procedure
this grant procedure with three Open Calls is the only opportunity to receive a grant from Creative Industries Fund NL for participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018;
applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail within a week after the deadline;
the Fund will endeavour to make an announcement by early December;
the Fund will contact the selected parties by email;
the selected proposals will be announced by e-mail and in the Fund’s newsletter;
to receive a grant you must be registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK). If that is not the case, then it is still possible for you to register with the KvK subsequent to selection;
for this Open Call there is no opportunity to submit a draft proposal to the Fund for feedback.

The Open Call’s procedural and legal basis is set out in Creative Industries Fund NL’s Subsidy Regulations and Grant Programme for Architecture.

questions
For questions about the Open Call and the application procedure, please contact:
Gabriella Fiorentini, Grant Programme for Architecture, [email protected], or 010-4361600.

further information
Further details and questions connected to this Open Call will be addressed by Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL at the event Machines of Freedom on 26 October 2017, 11.00–13.00, at Temporary Art Centre Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week.

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Open Call Residency Arita, Japan 2019

In 2019, Creative Industries Fund NL and the Mondriaan Fund are once again jointly offering two residency periods in the Japanese ceramics region of Saga. The funds invite designers and artists to submit a proposal by 6 august 2018 at the latest.

The residency in Japan offers highly promising artists and designers the leeway to conduct artistic and technical research and to develop their personal work, which must also lead to intensive interaction with the relevant porcelain manufacturers in the region. An important guiding principle for this residency is to learn special techniques within Japan’s oldest ceramics industry and employ them in their own work.

rationale
The highly particular Arita porcelain is renowned for its superior quality, most notably the hand-painting it involves. The porcelain industry and the tradition of porcelain painting has existed since 1616. Arita is a small town in the Saga prefecture on Kyushu, which is Japan’s third largest island.

The Dutch designer duo Scholten & Baijings and Japanese designer Teruhiro Yanagihara are involved with this celebration as artistic directors of the Arita 2016 project. They have established this residency in association with the Mondriaan Fund and Creative Industries Fund NL in order to stimulate crossovers and experimentation, as well as to initiate new collaborations between Dutch artists & designers and Japanese potteries.

Designers Jan Broekstra, Floris Wubben and artists Henri Jacobs and Ruta Butkute de Roo stayed at the Arita residence in 2016. In 2017, artists Susan Kooi and Helen Frik and designers Tijmen Smeulders and Aliki van der Kruis worked there.
In the summer of 2018 designers Bas van Beek, Franciska Meijers and artists Tilmann Meyer-Faje and Isabel Ferrand will stay in Saga for three months.

for who?
The residency can be applied for only by visual artists (via the Mondriaan Fund) or designers (via Creative Industries Fund NL). For applications by duos or cooperatives, each individual involved must submit a separate application. A duo is understood as two artists or designers who produce work together on a structural basis. Duos (project-specific or longer-term) are regarded as collaborations if they submit a joint plan that leads to a single outcome for the work period. In addition, a duo must be prepared to live and work in a single, somewhat confined space.

The artists/designers are expected to possess some basic knowledge of working with ceramics. There is no need for a concrete project proposal, but a good description of plans and ideas that the applicant wants to execute during the work period.

the work period and financial support
The work periods being offered are:
1 June – 31 August 2019
1 September – 30 September 2018

Your preferred residency period should be indicated in your application. If possible, this preference will be respected.

A sum of €9,500 is available for travel, materials and transportation expenses for each period. The residents should reserve €1,500 to remunerate the potters for their guidance during the work process. The costs of the studio, the living space and support will be paid directly to Arita by the Dutch Embassy in Tokyo.
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practical information
Before the work period begins, Scholten & Baijings and Teruhiro Yanagihara will pair the residents with one of the ten participating potteries in Arita. This pottery is also the point of contact when seeking technical support from the Ceramic Technical Research Laboratory in Arita. An assistant/translator is available to help the residents for several hours per week, in discussions with the potteries and other practical matters.

An artist and a designer work in Arita for each period. The residents stay in a traditional Japanese house where they each have their own room. The living room, bathroom and kitchen are shared.

The experiences and results of the residency will be shared in Arita and later in the Netherlands by means of lectures and/or workshops.

evaluation criteria
All the submitted applications that meet the formal conditions and are furnished with all the requested appendices will be put before an advisory committee. This panel evaluates the quality and development of the applicant’s work in relation to the residency’s location, based on:

portfolio (max. 15 A4 pages);
CV of the applicant (max. two A4 pages);
the applicant’s motivation in relation to the location (max. four A4 pages).

In all cases the committee advises first and foremost about the artistic quality of the portfolio. It then advises about the motivation and the plans in relation to the location.

submissions
The proposal can be submitted via the Fund’s online application environment. Select the round 'Open Call Residency Arita, Japan 2019’.

final judgment
The available places can only be allocated if the advisory committee’s advice with regard to the abovementioned criteria is positive. The committee may apply a prioritization.

more information
For further information about this Open Call, please contact Hugo van de Poel via [email protected] or via tel. +31(0)10 436 1600.

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