Open Call | OpenART Biennial 2017, Sweden

open-art-skDeadline: 2 August

OpenART is Scandinavia’s biggest public art biennial and takes place in Örebro, Sweden. The city centre is filled with unexpected art that makes people feel happy, disturbed and provoked. Contemporary art from all over the world is showcased for almost three months in the city and offers unexpected encounters. The biennial challenges the visitors to rethink the perception of public space and our way of consuming and digesting art. The cultural exchange with the public is valued through several projects in connection to the exhibition like kids activities, a DIY art course and guided tours. OpenART 2017 will take place from 18 June to 10 September 2017.

Applications are made on the OpenART website, applicants must register and upload images directly at:
You can enter 3 existing artworks or projects at most per application.
The submission fee is 300 SEK (approx. €32).

Confirmed artists will receive an artist fee of €1000 (a confirmed group will share €1000), transport, travel and accommodation support. OpenART bears the cost for the transportation to and from the exhibition. In some cases OpenART also provides production support and in dialogue with the artist to find the most appropriate, time-efficient and cost-effective solutions. Artists are expected to participate in the installment of their own artworks. And are also invited to help fellow artists with production and installment on a voluntarily basis. All artists are invited to a set program on the opening weekend of OpenART 2017.

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