OPEN CALL: EMERGING CONCEPTS EDITION
EMERGING CONCEPTS Edition
May 5 - July 5, 2021
The call is international. Submission is free.
Call for Submissions 2021:
The call is primarily open for curators, art historians, and artists interested in curatorial and interdisciplinary research centered on the relationship between the arts and social realities. Individual, collaborative or editorial projects are eligible.
With this call, we want to invite projects that explore how art can involve people and communities in dialogue and rethinking the social and political reality that concerns them. Therefore, we encourage projects that have art-based and/or theoretical-practical methodology in researching issues of relevance for different communities. Special emphasis is put on the research process which should be driven by direct observation of the concerns and challenges those communities face. By mobilizing the capacities and potentials of art and culture in addressing socially relevant topics including, but not limited to human rights, environmental issues, migration and refugees, the new normal, digitalization, and creative industries, the project should strive to achieve broad social impact.
On the emerging concepts edition:
EMERGING CONCEPTS is a new publishing edition by PrivatePrint focused on interpretations and approaches of pressing social, cultural, and political topics from a cultural or art standpoint. This edition supports theory-in-practice, critical and interdisciplinary projects, using visual, graphic, documentary, or textual materials. Regardless of the media of expression, the submitted proposals should apply an experimental approach to the topics in the open call. This edition aims to blur the boundaries between the theory and the practice in order to exchange and produce knowledge, to create new relationships between different disciplines and bodies of knowledge. This edition does not support fiction (novels, short stories, poetry) and purely academic research projects.
The edition is being developed through periodical open calls.
PrivatePrint is an art book publishing house and a studio for interdisciplinary research and practices in contemporary art and graphic design from Skopje, North Macedonia. Since 2016, our practice is dedicated to editing, creating, and supporting artists’ books, artistic and curatorial research projects, artists’ writings, and related publications. Based on the premise that art and publishing are the perfect match for the democratization of culture, our mission is to disseminate art ideas and to make them easily accessible. The founders and editors-in-chief of PrivatePrint are Marija Hristova and Ilija Prokopiev.
- Project proposal (no longer than 2 pages)/collaborative proposals are also eligible;
- Report on the status of the project at the moment of applying including a provisional timeline for completing the work (no longer than 1 page);
- A PDF with a presentation of the proposed work (draft of the work-in-progress, sample pages of text or images);
- CV with a bibliography of previous publications if any (PDF or website).
*files must not exceed 5MB; otherwise use a service that supports transfers of larger files.
Project Development and Timeline:
At the moment of applying, the book projects should already be in a process of development. However, at the moment of applying the project should not be finished. Upon selection, the working process will be carried out in collaboration with PrivatePrint's editor-in-chief. Please note that the working language is English and the book will be published in English (publication in a second language is a matter of possible negotiation among the editor and the author/s).
The publication will be released during 2022/2023.
Up to two projects will be selected and published under PrivatePrint's imprint. The publishing and printing costs for the publications will be fully covered by PrivatePrint as well as the layout and project assistance from a graphic designer. The book launch event at PrivatePrint Studio, a promotion at art book fairs, and book distribution are also fully organized by PrivatePrint.
Author/s will receive a total of 10% of the retail price.
Send your APPLICATION (and questions) at:
e-mail subject: EMERGING CONCEPTS EDITION
Applications sent after the deadline of July 5, 2021, will not be considered.