AVA Festival & Conference is calling all emerging electronic music producers, DJ’s and Visual Artists based across the UK & Ireland. AVA is committed to showcasing both local and international talent and their AVA Emerging competitions are the perfect opportunity to shine a light on the strength of the thriving underground scene.
The Emerging Visual Artist competition will be awarded to an artist showing significant potential and creativity in either photography, moving image or audio-visual arts. The theme for 2017’s Visual Artist competition is Belfast. The Prize is for emerging artists of all ages and career paths. The competition aims to help find and build the careers of emerging talent and get their work viewed by a wider audience. The finalists will be showcased across AVA Festival & Conference 2017. There will be a shortlist made in each category with one overall Visual Artist winner. The highest ranked Photography entry will be selected to do an AVA Festival Photo Diary that will be showcased by a selected publication. The shortlisted moving image and audio-visual entries will be showcased across the city and at AVA Festival.
3 Categories - 1 entry max per category per entrant
- Moving Image
- Audio Visual Art
- AVA Emerging Visual Artist 2017 Theme - Belfast
- What does Belfast mean to you? Entrants can take the theme in their own creative direction. Entries are being judged by AVA Festival and Dazed & Confused Magazine - take this into consideration when thinking about the style of work produced.
- Moving image and Audiovisual category entries to be made via either vimeo or youtube links. These links can be made private with with password protection that can be added within application.
- Photography entries can be submitted through digital or physical copies (all physical entries must be supported by digital copy). Artists responsible for all costs involved in submitting physical copies.
- Submissions to be made to Hiive.com by Friday 5th May 2016 with the heading ‘AVA Emerging Visual Artist - (Category Entry - EG Film) (Your Name)
- Physical copies to be sent to AVA Festival, Oh Yeah Music Centre, 15-21 Gordon Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG
- Entrants must create a Hiive.co.uk account to submit.
Terms and conditions
- By submitting you accept the following terms and conditions:
- All copyrights remain the property of the submitting artist.
- Shortlisted Visual Artists agrees to supply all photographs/prints/videos selected for exhibition as requested (either printed or digital)
- Insure any requested prints are suitably packaged and reach the AVA Festival by 5th May 2017, ready for hanging/display (if required)
- Insurance of all entries remain the sole responsibility of the submitting artist.
- Artists shortlisted and selected may be included within relevant promotional material for the Festival.
- The returning of prints to the owner after the Festival is the sole responsibility of the artists, however the Festival will facilitate the return of work.
- Winners will be announced on the AVA Festival and Hiive websites and contacted by e-mail.
- The decision of the Judges will be final.
- If shortlisted, Emerging DJ finalists are responsible for organising travel to live final and winner responsible for travel to AVA Festival & Conference.
- If shortlisted, Emerging Producer Finalists responsible for travel to AVA Festival & Conference.
- Winner of Emerging VA is responsible for travel to AVA Festival & Conference if desired.
- Winner gets feature on Dazed & Confused Magazine
- Finalists showcased across AVA Festival & Conference
- Selected shortlist will be showcased across Belfast including as part of Belfast Photo Festival and Bullitt Hotel.
- Highest ranked Photography entry will be selected to do an AVA Festival Photo Diary
- The shortlisted moving image and audio-visual entries will be showcased across the city at the AVA Festival.
Anna Cafola - Dazed & Confused
Michael Weir - Belfast Photo Festival
Sarah McBriar – AVA Festival
How to apply
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