25. Karlsruher Künstlermesse 2021

Bewerbungsschluss: 20. Januar 2021

Die Stadt Karlsruhe und der Bezirks­ver­band Bilden­der ­Künst­le­rin­nen und Künstler Karlsruhe e.V. schreiben rund 30 Aus­stel­lungs­plätze und einen Plakat­wett­be­werb für die 25. Karls­ru­her Künst­ler­messe vom 15. bis 18. April 2021 im Re­gie­rungs­prä­si­dium Karlsruhe am Rondell­platz aus.

Die Karlsruher Künst­ler­messe bietet den ausstel­len­den ­Künst­le­rin­nen und Künstlern eine Plattform für Präsen­ta­tion, Kommu­ni­ka­tion und den Verkauf ihrer Kunst. Den Kuns­t­in­ter­es­sier­ten eröffnet sie einen Blick auf die große ­Band­breite und Qualität aktuellen künst­le­ri­schen Schaffens. Der di­rekte Austausch zwischen den Kunst­schaf­fen­den und dem Publi­kum ­steht im Fokus und unter­schei­det die Karlsruher Künst­ler­mes­se we­sent­lich von Kunst­mes­sen, auf denen die Kunst durch Galeri­en ­aus­ge­sucht und präsen­tiert wird.

Die Teilnahme am Plakat­wett­be­werb kann gemeinsam oder unabhän­gig von der Bewerbung um einen Ausstel­lungs­platz erfolgen. Neben ­Preis­gel­dern von 2.000, 1.000 und 500 Euro für die drei erst­plat­zier­ten Plakate, verleiht das Plakat mit dem 1. Preis der Künst­ler­messe ihr Gesicht, indem es auch als Werbe­pla­kat und Wer­be­mo­tiv für die Künst­ler­messe dient.

Zusätz­lich wird der mit 4.000 Euro dotierte Preis der Karls­ru­her ­Künst­ler­messe an einen oder mehrere Teilneh­mende der Messe ­ver­ge­ben. Die Auswahl erfolgt, wie bei der Vergabe der Aus­stel­lungs­plätze und beim Plakat­wett­be­werb, durch eine ­über­re­gio­nale Fachjury.

Die Ausschrei­bung richtet sich an Kunst­schaf­fende mit einer a­ner­kann­ten künst­le­ri­schen Ausbildung an einer Hochschule oder ­Kunst­aka­de­mie oder mit einer Mitglied­schaft in einem entsprechen­den Berufs­ver­band sowie an Studie­rende einer ­Kunst­hoch­schule oder Kunst­aka­de­mie ab dem 7. Semester (für einen Aus­stel­lungs­platz) oder ab dem 4. Semester (für den Pla­kat­wettbewerb), die in Baden-Württem­berg, Rheinland-Pfalz oder im Elsass wohnen oder arbeiten.

Bewer­bungs­schluss ist Mittwoch, der 20. Januar 2021.

Weitere Informationen gibt es unter karlsruhe.de.

Stadt Karlsruhe
Rathaus am Marktplatz
Kulturamt, Kulturbüro
76124 Karlsruhe
Tel.: + 49 721 133-4062

Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education – qualified training and certification for arts practitioners from the artistic disciplines of architecture, visual arts, design, film, photography, literature, media, music, performance, sound, theater, contemporary dance, circus, and other fields.

  • Duration: September 2021 to August 2022
  • Eight modules (two days each) plus immersion units
  • In-person events and online seminars

A Germany-wide certification course developed by the Institute for Cultural Policy of the Department of Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication at the University of Hildesheim in close cooperation with practice partners, offers a total of thirty arts practitioners from various artistic fields the opportunity to become qualified professionals in practice-based, cultural education work at schools and other organizations. With certification, participants will also be able to work in education in museums, theaters, dance and opera stages, orchestras, youth centers or at festivals. In addition, participants will receive training to become trainers themselves of future Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education certification courses.

The Pilot Certification Course Offers:

  • Qualified training in cultural education at the intersection of artistic work, educational work and cultural management
  • Integration of your own artistic position as starting point
  • Simultaneous training as a trainer of future Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education certificate courses
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues from various artistic fields
  • Development and testing of the latest approaches to digitality in education and mediation work in connection with aesthetic practice
  • Close cooperation with renowned cultural education pilot projects across Germany
  • Exposure to international positions via lecturers from England, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Ghana, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil
  • Implement your own practice-based formats at documenta and Museum Fridericianum gGmbH Kassel 2022
  • Reference manual and accompanying publications with possible author participation
  • Visibility through publication of cultural education projects developed during the course
  • Germany-wide recognized certification and proof of professional qualification in cultural education work

Our Mission
The training is designed to address each practitioner’s particular level of artistic and cultural experience and to instill in them an appreciation for cultural education projects when developed and implemented successfully. Central to this are the questions: How can artistic expertise be effectively paired with cultural education projects and their existing pedagogical and systemic aspects? Which new inspirations and sense of purpose arise from working in cultural educational contexts? What new perspectives do participation-oriented formats and new contexts open up for your own artistic work? How can interdisciplinary methodological and teaching fundamentals be combined with digital strategies? The arts have special potential for cultural education processes because they can enable “a diversity of aesthetic experiences” beyond everyday perception. Experiencing artistic concepts in the form of discovery-guided learning stimulates curiosity, independent and unconventional thinking and actions in children, teens and adults, reinforces self-belief and creates a sensitivity for complex social contexts.

Application deadline: January 31, 2020

For further information please visit kuenstlerische-interventionen.de.

Institut für Kulturpolitik
Universität Hildesheim
Weißes Haus
Domänenstr. 1
Kulturcampus Domäne Marienburg
31141 Hildesheim
Tel.: 05121 / 883 2010 2


Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Together with the MAREBOX project, SAVVY Contemporary is pleased to announce the call for artists and interdisciplinary teams to participate in WATER WEIGHS. Tracing underwater memory, the sea’s life and its corporality.

Developing cultural, artistic, innovative and audience-centered experiences on the topic of underwater culture, through the bridging of culture and audiovisual content, is the key objective of the MAREBOX Project.

Through this open Call for Artists, we aim to:

  • Bring artistic views and practices to highlight and raise awareness of the current challenges of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Create greater openness to partnerships between arts, culture, science and the business industry with a mission to promote and protect maritime cultural and natural wealth, making it accessible to the public.
  • Connect people with their past, their present and future, through the long-term survival and accessibility of our shared maritime heritage.

This call is open for multidisciplinary teams or individuals whose work and research is concerned with the possibility of exploring the memory of the sea and the flux of its layered and complex underwater life, and in engaging with listening to echoes from the sea. The artists are expected to provide creative ideas that can be worked through a multi-disciplinary Residency Programme for the creation of artworks. Artworks created by the applicants will be displayed in exhibition spaces in Greece, Italy and Germany. A final exhibition will be curated by SAVVY Contemporary.

"The Sea is History", as Derek Walcott reminds us in his well-known poem. Sea is limitless. Sea is a Map. Sea routes re-memory the timeless bridges that link the past with the present and the future.

The Mediterranean seabed hosts remains of human traces that cover more than 5000 years of European and World history. It is also home to huge amounts of marine debris, anthropogenic, manufactured, or processed solid material discarded, disposed of, or abandoned in the environment, being currently considered one hot spot of microplastics pollution in the world.

Relating to the European cultural and natural maritime heritage can create a better understanding of European identities – among citizens and not-yet-citizens –, of common grounds of struggle and reciprocal and represent a common ground for environmental struggles. In the last decade, the Mediterranean Sea has been made into the deadliest border Europe ever had but we should keep in mind that in fact it is not a borderscape but a territory of multidirectional possibilities, a weave of narratives still to be listened to and of echoes getting louder. Yet it is also a space where underwater interspecies collaborations are happening and new communities are being created.

We invite artists, scientists, historians, activists, designers, coders, policymakers, and practitioners of other disciplines to submit proposals.

Within the MAREBOX project, we encounter the sea as a time capsule that connects the past with the present and we aspire to bring to light stories narrated by the Sea through cultural expression, innovation, technology, creativity and artistic works under the core theme: Underwater Culture.

The Residency Programme will take place after the selection of teams. The selected teams (preferably of 3 people each) or persons will be invited for a two-week-long residency in Calabria, organized by 3DResearch (project partner) and supported by the University of Calabria.  Every resident will be hosted in the studios and accommodations provided by the Municipality of Cosenza or the University of Calabria.

The residency programme will take place around the end of May 2021. Travelling costs to the residency, accommodation and food are covered by the project (any other costs for personal expenses are not covered). The residency programme will cover the artist’s production costs (fully or partially) and will provide a living/working space. In addition to the above, all the artists will receive the needed help, in terms of materials and professional staff for the creation of the projects. Depending on their concept/idea of work, artists may be granted access to a database of digital material of third parties (photos, videos, 3D models etc.) for explicit use in the MAREBOX project.

Application deadline: January 31, 2021

For further information please visit savvy-contemporary.com.