Open Call for National Artist Teams
24.5.2023 to 11.6.2023
It´s all about helping you to make better use of digital media to move ahead with your artistic career.
National Artist Teams (NATs) are first and foremost artists focused on collaborating inside their local/regional groups and as importantly between the 7 PMP partners’ artists located in 6 different EU countries. They exist in collectives, clubs, gatherings, or interest groups for these artists and others who wish to learn, share, have conversations and co-create together with other artists.
NATs consist of artists who are interested in the international development of their careers, despite not having as many opportunities for their career development as some others. They are artists with diverse backgrounds, including those with fewer opportunities (due to e.g. minority status, societal, financial, or geographical challenges, disability, ethnicity or any other reason).
We will select 4-20 artist from each participating country (Finland, Italy, Croatia, Slovakia, Spain and Malta). After the selection, all NATs are invited to join online-seminars and are eligible to apply to 5 workshop weeks organised in 5 different countries during the 3-year project. Each workshop week will have 4 artist participating from each country. Participants travel, accommodation and food costs are covered and a per diem will be paid. All workshop participants can apply for 2-month residency for working on the toolkit and their own creative work. Selected residency participants will be supported by an honorarium.
Workshops, online seminars and all other project activities are built on five themes: Media & Art, Online Media & Digital, Storytelling, Social Media & Media Readership, Future Media and Professional Identity.
National Artist Teams gather monthly to discuss art, current topical issues, to co-create, to learn from one another and expert lectures, to have pizza, positive energy and peer-support. The final structure and content of the NAT gatherings will be decided by the artists themselves. At the end of the PMP project, an international, multi-media and multi-art exhibition will take place simultaneously in 6 locations around Europe. All NAT artists will get an opportunity to showcase their art at the exhibition.
NAT Open Call
Individual artists can become a part of the NAT by applying via an Open Call. This Open Call is now open until 11.6.2023. The Open Call document is a questionnaire, with some basic questions and places for uploading annexes or attaching links.
NAT Open Call Criteria:
• Applicant is motivated to participate in the project
• Applicant is willing to grow professionally
• Applicant shows artistic potential
• Applicant articulates in their motivation letter their interest and commitment to work in a collaborative/ multidisciplinary manner in NAT to demonstrate willingness to work and connect with others
• Applicant´s willingness to share their own artistic and/or life experiences with others
• Applicant’s interest towards using digital media professionally
• Sufficient understanding of the English language. The PMP working language is English, so sufficient proficiency in English is required.
All applicants will be informed about the results of the selection by an acceptance letter by 30.6.2023.
Artistic work and copyrights in NATs
The ownership, copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IPR) of the artistic work created in PMP stays with the artists, with a right to publish this work as a part of PMP outcomes (e.g. toolkit). Any creations will not be shared or published without permission from the artist. With all legal and contractual questions, including the ownership, copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IPR) issues, the project will follow firstly the laws of Europe and their country, secondly the Grant Agreement done with EACEA, and thirdly the Professional Media Presence Co-operation Agreement.
Full information here