OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS | International Art Exhibition

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE ARTS DOT 2020 IS NOW OPEN!

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. 

FOR ARTISTS, 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
    • The opportunity to win a cooperation agreement with a gallery in China for one-year representation
    • Private View / official opening
    • Networking with gallery owners, galleries, institutions, creative industries, companies, media and international artists
    • Network After-Party
    • Prize Awards ceremony
    • Certificate of participation

Applicants will be given the opportunity to participate in THE ARTS DOT DIGITAL SHOW with art pieces which will be on-screen during the exhibition days.

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

The program, information about venues and participants for the three-day festival will be available on the website and will update during the period March-April 2020.

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Fill out the application form here.
  2. Send up to five jpeg-images by e-mail to theartsdot@gmail.com. Submit artworks which you want to display at the exhibition in Karlskrona.
  3. Pay a submission fee of €45/ 480 SEK. The fee covers admin costs & contributes to the event fund, non-refundable. Applicants, not accepted in the physical exhibition, will be given the opportunity to show two (2) digital art pieces in the Digital Show which will be on-screen during the exhibition days.


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.  Thank you for understanding that those artists not invited to The Arts Dot 2020 will not be receiving a notification.

PLEASE NOTE, the Arts Dot reserve the right to reject applications that do not follow the submission instructions. The jury reserve the right to reject submitted material that is deemed unacceptable, such as but not limited to, the art of provocative, sexual, offensive or racially/culturally insensitive nature.

WHY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS?

If an artist and a creative professional want to succeed in a professional career, one inevitably must compete with others. Competition is an effort to attain a certain high level of quality in one’s work, regardless of how others are doing.

There is an essential difference between a sense of taste and a sense of quality. We clearly understand it, respect and enjoy both. Therefore we want to apply the jurors’ knowledge of excellence in the creation of our exhibitions, empowering the use of the public’s understanding of taste by people who experience them.

WHAT IS MY FEE USED FOR?

The Arts Dot is a non-profit activity running by artists and for artists. All proceeds from entry and participating fees fund project-related expenses to make the international artists meeting happen. 

If you wish to be considered for this exhibition, please complete the submission form followed and make the submission fee payment through the following links.

Applicants, not accepted in the physical exhibition, will be given the opportunity to show two (2) digital art pieces in THE ARTS DOT DIGITAL SHOW which will be on-screen during the exhibition days.
The jury reserve the right to reject submitted material that is deemed unacceptable, such as but not limited to, the art of provocative, sexual, offensive or racially/culturally insensitive nature.




ABOUT

The Arts Dot is a project designed to promote art, bring together local and international artists,  and to make a connection. The idea was to organise events dedicated to arts, as a means of communication and promotion of culture, do a mix of arts and businesses.

The Arts Dot is an annual international meeting point for artists and art lovers on a beautiful Blekinge archipelago on the south coast of Sweden.

The Arts Dot is an excellent opportunity for artists to show and sell works directly to the public and a platform for networking, gather together, exchange ideas with possibilities of work cooperation. Do communicate, discuss, engage and share their vision.

The Arts Dot is a nomadic space that materialises into a pop-up gallery & meeting space. Here is room for dialogues about art during the meeting. Artists share their experiences and talk about their work and career.

The meeting is a ‘living exhibition’ encouraging cross-disciplinary creative collaboration.

THE TEAM AND THE JURY

The Arts Dot team is a group of enthusiasts and passionate artists who contribute their time and resources, they put their hearts and souls into producing the artist international meeting and collective art exhibition.


Lana Leuchuk

The project originator, an artist living in Karlskrona and managing the studio of art & design Lanagraphic.

Lana involved in every aspect of the organisation and coordinates the submission process, jury process, the event programme as well as the first point of contact for most communications regarding the project and The Arts Dot programme and philosophy. She also designs most The Arts Dot exhibit layouts, PR material, and maintains the website, among many other sundry tasks.

Yvonne Walther

Yvonne is a scientist by profession and artist by passion, lives in Karlskrona.

Yvonne coordinates the jury process and exhibit layout. She brings a vibrant enthusiasm to the project, helping to realise many of The Arts Dot behind the scenes efforts all while supporting the project and carrying on the philosophy and the mission for quality. She is involved in much of the internal on-site occupation of the project. This includes communications with organisations, supporters, sponsors, as well as other operations.

Ulf Nejbo

A gallery owner, Konstnären & Pinaulen, Lilla Galleriet och Café Pinaulen, Karlskrona.

Marcus Mac Carlsson

Artist, studio&gallery Marcus owner that located in Ystad, Skåne, in southern Sweden.

Marcus is in the project as an ambassador, promoter, a supportive connector between the project, artists and international galleries.

Anna Petrova

Artist-monumentalist, restorer. The owner of an art residency in the Crystal Kingdom (Glasriket) in Southern Småland of Sweden.

A member of the jury carries out international cooperation with associations of artists, as well as oversees the issues of accommodation of participants.

SUPPORT

OUR SUPPORTERS

The Arts Dot team would like to thank for all support that enables us to bring the arts and the community together! Karlskrona Municipality, Region Blekinge, the association Klaura pop-up Market, Lanagraphic design & art studio, Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan, Centrumföreningen, Konstnären & Pinaulen, Simsalabim, Wachtmeister galleria, Mecomax AB, Printfabriken, Tryck & Reklam Karlskrona, ICA supermarket Cityhallen …