Polish Arts Festival announces an open call for an exhibition themed: Together as One - My Covid-19 Experience. The open call exhibition is highly accessible to visual artists, presented in the context of an established gallery space of The Hunt Museum Café with a dedicated tradition towards showcasing the talent across the sector.
Its focus is on early/ mid-career, emerging artists and recent graduates, who demonstrate their potential with the quality of their work, and their ambition to challenge and test their practice in the public realm.
The project aims to provide a platform for artists to produce and exhibit work of merit across all visual art forms and media; to further the opportunities for the artist's practice and career as an outcome of the exhibition; to develop audiences for the artist; and develop new audiences for contemporary art and artist-led practice. Polish Arts Festival aim to act as an incubator for early careers, and support artists' practices at crucial stages.
The exhibition demonstrates the value of, and very real need for, an accessible gallery space for artists to take part in short-run exhibition, and with a focus on emerging and underrepresented Polish artists. This model is an alternative to the normal institutional/ commercial model, where the process of studio visit to exhibition can take several years. As such, emerging artists with productive studio practices can have difficulty in securing solo exhibitions in established venues, and reaching new audiences, both professional and public.
The project reflects what artists are currently making, taking into account the Covid-19 pandemic reality and encourages experimentation and risk-taking. These artist initiated exhibition put the artist and their ideas at the heart of the project.
Deadline for submissions is Thursday 22 October 2020 at 5pm. Guidelines and application form are available on www.polishartsfestival.ie.