Call for Artists | International Contest for The Largest Mural in the World

img_1663-1600x913Deadline: 31 January 2017, 6pm (Moscow standard time)
Prize: 1.000.000 rubles (€14607.59)

Vyksa-10000 invites international artists to take a part in a contest for the largest mural in the world.

The Vyksa-10000 international contest is organized by the Art-Ovrag festival in Vyksa, Russia. The mural painting contest celebrates the 25th anniversary of the United Metallurgical Company (OMK) and the 260th anniversary of the metallurgical plant in Vyksa. The winning projects will be produced in the town of Vyksa (Nizhny Novgorod region, Russia) in the period between 15 March 2017 – 10 June 2017.  The mural painting will be presented at the ART-OVRAG festival on 16 to 18 of June 2017.

Vyksa city has hosted ART-OVRAG Festival since 2011. Since that time the festival has turned into a large-scale movement transforming the city space. Every year ART-OVRAG welcomes more than 10,000 participants and guests, more citizens get actively involved in the festival development. During these years around 80 mural paintings and art objects were created on the streets and gradually transformed the city into an open street art museum.
Vyksa city of Nizhny Novgorod region is a significant industrial hub of Russia. The United Metallurgical Company (OMK), a 260 years old metallurgical plant is situated here. One of the plant buildings will be decorated with the biggest mural painting in the world. The area of the proposed facade is 10,000 square meters.

We are looking forward to receiving applications and sketches from artists, designers and architects who are working with urban art and monumental paintings. The mural painting will be listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The author of this large-scale painting will be chosen by the members of the expert council and the jury composed of renown artists, art theorists and curators who are long time working with monumental art both in Russia and abroad. The winner will be  announced on 28 February 2017.

By submitting the application and the Draft the contender confirms that he or she is indeed the author of the Draft and that the Hosts are allowed to use the Draft for the purposes of the Contest, such as: promoting the Contest in mass media, raising awareness of the Contest, producing merchandise, print and outdoor advertising related to the Contest.

The the winner of the Contest transfers to the Promoter the exclusive right to fully use the Draft. Contracting copyright in this case is not mandatory.

You will find the online application form and further information on our website: artovrag-fest.ru/eng

 

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