Open call for artists for the NordArt 2017
NordArt 2017: 10 June – 08 October 2017
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2016
We are pleased to announce that 3,682 artists from 99 countries have applied for NordArt 2017. We would like to thank all artists.
Selection of artists takes place by the end of February 2017 by a jury.
A list of the invited artists will be published online on our homepage under www.nordart.de/en/die-kuenstler.html until the beginning of March 2017.
Kunstwerk Carlshütte is a non-profit cultural initiative and organises an annual art exhibition NordArt, taking place since 1999, with about 250 selected artists from all over the world. As an internationally established forum for cultural education and exchange, the NordArt has dedicated itself to the task of enhancing mutual understanding through the language of art. Year after year, the exhibition designed by Chif Curator Wolfgang Gramm redefines itself anew, setting new priorities. NordArt ranks among the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe. The vast aisles of the historic iron foundry serve as its stage, with their 22,000 square meters of floor space and the adjacent 80,000 square meters large sculpture park. Interacting with the impressive scenery of the industrial architecture the art works develop a distinct atmosphere, taking the visitors on an incomparable journy around the world through art.
For several years, the NordArt has put the fine arts of one specific country in the focus with its own dedicated pavilion and cooperates with embassies, cultural institutions and curators from different countries.
For NordArt 2016, about 4500 artists from 109 countries have submitted their applications.
For an impression of the exhibition site visit the virtual tour. .
Application for Participation:
The deadline for applications is 30 November 2016
The application for participation in the NordArt is preferably online.
Alternatively, applications can be submitted by post or by e-mail.
There are no registration fees.
Online application in 3 steps:
1. Fill text fields with personal data and upload CV (Word or PDF file).
2. Select field (painting, sculpture, installation, photo, etc.). Multiple selection possible.
If you are applying also for the NordArt Symposium in May, please select „yes“ and upload the description of the project (Word or PDF file). Find below information about the NordArt-Symposium.
3. Upload images of artworks, which could be shown at the NordArt: up to 10 files (1 MB max single file, formats:. JPG, GIF, PNG), fill text fields with information. Field „web link“: link for video work or image file.
After the „submit“ a confirmation of entry is sent to your email address automatically. All personal data from your application will be used only for internal purposes and will not be provided to third parties.
Alternative: Application documents by post or by E-Mail:
1. Application form
2. Artist’s CV
3. Photos of approx. 10 works, which could be shown at NordArt. Please label all photos with the title, year of origin, technique, and size. Optional documents: own catalogues. Works for the NordArt can be marked in the catalog. Please do not send any originals.
The return of application documents is not possible.
Please send the documents by 30 November 2016 at the latest (postmark)
Postal Address: NordArt office, Kanalblick 26, 24814 Sehestedt, Germany
Selection of artists:
Selection of artists takes place by the end of February 2017 by a jury. The jury is made up of curators, artists, an art historian, and the supervisory board and management. A list of the invited artists will be published online on our homepage by the beginning of March 2017. Additionally all invited artists will be informed via E-Mail or post and asked to confirm their participation and to send the documents for the catalogue. Thank you for your understanding that those artists who will not be invited for the NordArt 2017 will not be informed separately.
Delivery address and other information:
The works selected by the jury must be delivered to the following address:
Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Vorwerksallee, 24782 Büdelsdorf, Germany, until the 21 of April 2017 (early delivery possible with the prior approval of the organisers).
Due to our limited budget, artists are responsible for the transportation of their art works, including international freight, to and from the exhibition site. The logos of the official supporters will be published on the exhibition boards and on the homepage of NordArt.
All of the delivered art works will be insured subject to the general insurance conditions from the time of delivery to the time of collection. There are no registration fees.
Installation of art works is made by the team of NordArt (Exceptional cases installation by artist).
The exhibited works can be offered for sale. We will pass on the details of potential buyer. The exhibited works remain at NordArt until the end of the exhibition. The Kunstwerk Carlshütte is a non-profit organisation and does not charge any commission.
A catalogue in DIN A4 format (29,7 cm x 21 cm), in German/English, is produced for the exhibition with one page per artist. The digital photos and text on each of the participating artists is requested when the jury’s invitation is sent out and must be supplied by E-Mail within 10 days. Please refer to the following link for examples: www.nordart.de/die-kuenstler.html All participating artists receive a free copy of the catalogue.
Opening ceremony and general opening times:
Official Pre-Opening with invited guests: Friday 9 June 2017
Public Opening ceremony: Saturday 10 June 2017
Opening times: till 8 October 2017, Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
The NordArt-Prize worth 10.000 Euro is being sponsored by Hans-Julius and Johanna Ahlmann (ACO Group) since 2010. Each year one artist is awarded with the aim to support the art and culture scene. The awardee will be announced during "The Long Night of the Lights" in September and is invited to participate again in the following NordArt. The award ceremony will then take place at the opening of the following NordArt.
Public Choice Award:
The visitors of the NordArt can vote for their favourite artist. The Public Choice Award will be awarded during "The Long Night of the Lights" in mid-September. All votes will be counted in the week before the announcement. The three winning artists will be informed and invited to the prize-giving ceremony. Each award is worth 1.000 Euro. The three winners are invited to participate again in next years NordArt.
Each year the exhibition is preceded by the international NordArt Symposium. Approximately 10 artists are invited to attend the symposium and create large works (sculpture, installation, painting) for the current NordArt. The participants of the symposium are provided with materials, a workplace, accommodation, food and travel cost support. The work created remains the property of the artist and will be exhibited at NordArt for at least 2 years. If you wish to attend the symposium, please mark the "Symposium" box in the application form. For this application we require a project description with details on the materials and dimensions, estimated time required, photos with examples of works.