Artists, designers, and architects (as well as teams and students in these fields) who are Romanian citizens living and working around the world or international citizens in Romania are invited to propose new concepts or site-specific works. The entries should promote innovative ideas for positive social and cultural change in the multifaceted European city of Bucharest. Entries may include projects from the areas of fine art (painting, drawing, graphic arts, mixed media, sculpture, objects, photography, video, film, and media art), design (drawing, prototypes, new technologies), and architecture (drawing, models, photography, video, film, new technologies). There is no age limit.
Prizes & Exhibition
The international jury will select one main prize winner of the idea competition, who will receive a cash prize of €10,000. Nine special prize winners will receive a cash prize of €3,000 each. Each participant agrees to take part in the exhibition Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory, and Revolution 1916–2016 if selected by the jury.
Peter Weibel Head of the Jury, Director ZKM, Karlsruhe
Barbara Baum OMV ART PROJECTS, Vienna
Andreiana Mihail Art Consultant, Bucharest
Alice Rawsthorn Design Critic, International New York Times, London
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein Director MAK, Vienna
Applications can be submitted online
from 3 October 2014 until 15 January 2015.
Please note that applications submitted by e-mail or regular mail cannot be accepted.
Terms and conditions
The call is open to artists, designers, and architects (as well as teams and students in these fields) who are Romanian citizens living and working around the world or international citizens in Romania. There is no age limit.
Each participant may apply only once during the online application process. The submitted proposal must be the participant’s own work(s) to which the participant holds all rights. The submitted works must include complete information about the title, materials, and dimensions, and outline the installation in terms of presentation.
Applicants are asked to propose ideas with a focus on sustainability which can be realized with a reasonable budget. To this end, applications should contain a brief cost estimation regarding the realization.
Each applicant must agree to allow the idea or project to be realized exclusively by OMV Petrom within five years after the jury meeting. The applicant and OMV Petrom shall negotiate about the details of the
The proposals should identify and address development challenges through innovation and collaboration in the community of Bucharest. The prize-winning entries will illuminate new strategies, supported as a public, democratic, and international commitment.
Proposals should consist of conceptual drafts in the respective media which could be selected for the exhibition as well as a brief project
Applicants will be judged on the inspirational nature of their proposals in relation to their artistic practice and the sustain-ability of the proposals in terms of the possibility of realization in Bucharest.