[csaa-forum] Respublika! - a community media arts festival - second call for applications

nico carpentier nico.carpentier at vub.ac.be
Sun Jul 9 23:24:55 ACST 2017

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Respublika!, a one-week community media arts festival
Second call for applications – deadline 15 September 2017

Respublika! is a one-week community media arts festival which will take 
place in Cyprus on 8–16 December 2017. The festival will be 
simultaneously translated into an exhibition, which will run from 8 
December 2017 to 19 January 2018, and will feed into a series of seminars.

After the first call of applications–explicitly focused on community 
media affiliated artists–closed on 30 June 2017, we now open a second 
call for applications. The deadline for this second call is 15 September 
2017. See also http://respublikafest.org/call-for-entries-application/

With this second call, Respublika! calls for art projects that relate to 
(at least) one of the following two objectives, which translate the 
principles of community media in creative practice:

-to reflect on media, democracy and its participatory component, 
analysing the (de)centralisation of power in contemporary societies,


-to use participatory mechanisms to produce art projects, working with, 
and empowering members of one or more communities.

Respublika! is a multi-sited and multi-genre community media arts 
festival which aims to tap into the creative reservoirs of community 
media, civil society organisations and social collectives (and their 
members); but also of artists that are committed to the basic principles 
of participatory community communication. In doing so, Respublika! very 
much welcomes contributions by artists, but also wishes to include art 
projects from individuals and groups that do not explicitly define 
themselves as artists, but still use a language that is related to the 
arts in order to reflect and communicate about themes that are part of 
the festival’s remit.

This openness and inclusiveness also translates into Respublika!’s 
spatial politics, as the festival will combine site-specific art 
projects and non-site-specific art projects. Site-specific art projects 
(or the so-called platform 1) are art projects whose location is highly 
significant to the art project itself, and which interrogate the spatial 
specificity of the location (as part of the festival’s remit). Examples 
are art projects related to performance art, interventions, and 
site-specific visual and sound art. The non-site-specific art projects 
will be exhibited in platform 2, which is the main exhibition hub, the 
NeMe Arts Centre (NAC) in Limassol, Cyprus. Platform 1 projects will 
also be represented in the main exhibition hub, while the online hub 
(which is called platform 3) will act as a facilitator to connect the 
first two platforms, while simultaneously documenting the entire 
festival and exhibition.

Respublika!’s multi-sited approach implies that also international 
applications are welcome. We believe that Respublika! will be enriched 
by a dialogue that transgresses the Cypriot borders and moves beyond the 
shores of the island.

Applicants are requested to send the following documents, in pdf format, 
to the festival secretariat, at participate [aτ] respublikafest [doτ] org.

-Your resume/CV including name, address, phone number, website and 
e-mail address;
-Project statement (maximum 500 words);
-Documentation on earlier relevant projects (if any);
-Proposed location of the art project (in the festival hub, the NeMe 
Arts Centre, or in another location);
-Requested in kind support and advice (from the festival organisers) and 
reasons for request;
-A short note explaining your connection to Cypriot (community media) 
organisations (not obligatory);

The festival’s committee will select a number of art projects to be 
incorporated in the festival, in addition to those accepted after the 
evaluation of the first call applications. The Selection Committee will 
be comprised of the curator, Nico Carpentier (see nicocarpentier.net), 
together with one member delegated by each of the project partners. 
Decisions of the Selection Committee are final and cannot be contested.

The deadline for applications to the second call is 15 September 2017.

Venue: NeMe Arts Centre, and a series of additional locations.

Conference website and online hub: respublikafest.org

Professor Nico Carpentier
Out now:
Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation
Web: http://nicocarpentier.net/
Uppsala University, Department of Informatics and Media
Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, 753 13 Uppsala, Sweden
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - Free University of Brussels
& Charles University in Prague
The Commlist
Researching and Teaching Communication Book Series
European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School
International Association for Media and Communication Research
Centre for the study of Democracy, Signification and Resistance
E-mail (UUppsala): nico.carpentier at im.uu.se
E-mail (VUBrussels): nico.carpentier at vub.ac.be
T (UUppsala): +46 (0)18 471 6341
Room (UUppsala): Ekonomikum building E329
Web: http://nicocarpentier.net/

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