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Open Call Architecture Biennale Venice #3
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Open Call Architecture Biennale Venice #3

Open Call #3 Presentation 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. This third and last Open Call invites researchers and designers in the field of architecture to submit proposals for the presentation of initiatives and projects that make a meaningful contribution to the programming of one of the main venues, such as the Arsenale, the country pavilions in the Giardini, or another suitable and prominent location in Venice.

The Open Call has ended.

Under the title FREESPACE, general curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara are utilizing this Biennale to address the relationship 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 presentation budget is intended for travel and accommodation expenses as well as transportation and presentation costs for projects with which the applicant makes a meaningful contribution to the exploration of the FREESPACE theme during the Architecture Biennale in Venice. In this way, the Fund is providing support for designers and researchers to participate in activities that are being held during the preview days on 24 and 25 May 2018 or being organized in the context of the Biennale from 26 May to 25 November 2018, such as exhibitions, performances, events, symposia and expert meetings. Applications for the set-up and development of group presentations or group exhibitions are not eligible for support.

A maximum budget of €25,000 is available for this Open Call. The Fund expects to support a minimum of 10 proposals. The grant has a maximum of € 2,500 per proposal.

Projects that receive a grant under the Open Calls Venice Architecture Biennale #1 or #2 are not eligible for the Open Call Venice Architecture Biennale #3 presentation budget.

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

applications
The proposal can be submitted up until Thursday 15 March 2018 via the Fund's online application environment. In the pull-down menus select the ‘Open Calls’ option, then the ‘Venice Architecture Biennale #3_Presentation budget’.

Please note: Request your login details 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 working day.

The proposal consists of:
• appendix I: a concise and coherent project plan (PDF document in A4 format, max. 8 pages and no larger than 10 MB). You will find a pro forma plan containing all the required information via this link.
• appendix II: a detailed motivation from the inviting party and/or curator;
• appendix III: CV (PDF of max. 2 pages, no larger than 2 MB);
• appendix IV: relevant visual material of the work of the participants involved and images that provide an impression of the proposed project (max. 15 images of recent and relevant work with a short explanation, for instance year, technique, material and guiding principles, PDF of max. 10 pages and no larger than 10 MB);
• appendix V: a copy of proof of registration with the KvK (Kamer van Koophandel) that is dated within the last year (PDF, max. 2MB);
• appendix VI: representative image for communication purposes. (jpg, max. 2MB)

If a submission is not complete, no evaluation can take place.

evaluation
The Fund selects from all the submissions several proposals for participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018. The following evaluation criteria are employed:
• the degree to which the project relates to the Venice Architecture Biennale’s theme;
• the relevance for contemporary design practice;
• the extent to which content and project form reinforce each other and are distinctive in this respect.

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.

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;
• the Fund endeavours to make an announcement around 19 April 2018;
• the Fund contacts the selected projects by telephone;
• 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, 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.

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

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

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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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