OPEN CALL: PUBLIC ARTWORKS CREATION COMPETITION

2024

The Institute of Contemporary Art announces an open call for the
creation of public artworks in several locations in the Republic of
Armenia.
As part of this project, ICA offers artists a platform and resources to
create lasting artworks and bring new meanings and artistic symbols to
these communities. We don’t propose any thematic or semantic
framework, leaving the choice to the artists and their independent
research.
Artists from all over Armenia can apply, both as individuals or as
groups. Each applicant can submit more than one idea.
For the installation of public works of art, ICA has obtained the
preliminary permission of the municipal governments of the following
locations: the villages of Vardablur, Gyulagarak, and Kurtan
(Gyulagarak community, Lori province) and the city of Stepanavan
(Lori province).

Applicants must propose an artwork idea for one of the listed
locations. There is no restriction on the material and genre of the
artwork. It may be a sculpture, installation, mural, mosaic, sound
installation, etc.
To apply, it is necessary to fill out the application before June 25 th ,
attaching the following materials:

1. Artist's CV and portfolio in one PDF file not exceeding 100MB
2. The idea of the proposed artwork (general concept and content,
connection with the site) and technical characteristics (size, materials);
3. Sketches in one PDF file not exceeding 10 MB;
4. Budget.

In order to give interested artists an idea about the community, ICA
will organize a tour of Stepanavan and Gyulagarak communities on
Sunday, June 2 nd . A free bus will be provided, which will depart from
ICA (47 Avet Avetisyan St.) at 9 am and return to Yerevan at 9 pm.
To participate in the tour, please fill out the following application.
You can check out the possible options of installation of public
artworks here. Artists can also suggest their own locations in the
mentioned communities.

Selection

The selection committee will include members of the staff and board
of trustees, invited experts and representatives of the municipalities of
the selected locations.
The selection criteria are: content of the proposed project,
compatibility with the location, feasibility, potential to discover new
trends. The required maintenance and care of the artwork will also be
taken into account.
During the project, the selected artists will receive mentoring, support
and the opportunity to use the space and equipment of the pottery
studio in Vardablur village.

Budget

The total budget of the project is 15,000 euros (about 6,500,000
AMD), within which 3-5 works can be created. The maximum value of
one work is AMD 2,100,000, including taxes.

Timetable
Application deadline: June 25 th
Announcement of selection results: July 10 th
Artwork creation: July - September 2024
Artwork installation: October 2024
For more information, please call 093 33 72 11 or write to
[email protected].