Otvoren poziv za “Artists for the NordArt 2020”

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Rok prijave 30.11.2019

Deadline: 30 November 2019
Open to: artists from all over the world 
Awards: NordArt Prize worth 10.000 EUR


Kunstwerk Carlshütte is a non-profit cultural initiative and organizes NordArt, which has been held annually since 1999. NordArt is one of the largest contemporary art exhibitions in Europe, which is redesigned annually and which presents more than 200 selected artists from all over the world – internationally renowned artists and as well as newcomers. As an internationally established forum for cultural education and exchange, NordArt has dedicated itself to the task of enhancing mutual understanding through the language of art.

The exhibition thrives on the varying perspectives of individual cultures, but also points out the fact that East and West, South and North share many common thoughts. To deepen its insights, NordArt devotes its own pavilion to a different country every year and cooperates with embassies, cultural institutions and curators of the respective countries. Specifically appointed artists and special projects have become another permanent fixture within NordArt.

The exhibition grounds include the historic aisles of the iron foundry Carlshütte with their 22,000 square meters of ground area, the charming ACO Wagenremise and an 80,000 square meters sculpture park. NordArt counts about 100,000 visitors every summer. For an impression of the exhibition site visit the virtual tour.

The selection of artworks takes place until the end of February 2020 by a jury. A list of selected artists and special projects will be published on the website by the beginning of March 2020. All invited artists will be informed and asked to confirm their participation and to send the documents for the catalogue. The delivery of selected artworks is scheduled for the end of April.


Artists from all over the world can apply to participate in the exhibition.


NordArt Prize:

The NordArt Prize worth 10.000 euro has been sponsored by Hans-Julius and Johanna Ahlmann (ACO Group) since 2010. Each year one artist is awarded with the aim to support the art and culture scene. The awardee will be announced during “The Long Night of the Lights” in September and and automatically participate in NordArt the following year, where the award ceremony will take place at the opening.

Public Choice Award:

Visitors of NordArt can vote for their favourite artist. Three Public Choice Awards will be awarded during “The Long Night of the Lights” in September. All votes will be counted one week before the announcement. The three winning artists will be informed and invited to the prize giving ceremony. Each award is worth 1.000 euro. The three winners are invited to participate again in NordArt the following year.

How to apply?

The application for participation in the NordArt is preferably online. Alternatively, applications can be submitted by post or by e-mail.
There are no registration fees.

Online application

  1. Fill out text fields with personal data and upload artist resume (Word or PDF file, max 1MB).
  2. Additional material (optional): texts, articles, reviews (Word or PDF file, max 1MB).
  3. Select field (painting, sculpture, installation, photo, etc.). Multiple selection possible.
    If you are also applying for the NordArt symposium in May, please select „yes“ and upload the description of the project (Word or PDF file, max 1MB). Find more information about the NordArt symposium on the official website.
  4. Upload images of artworks, which could be shown at NordArt: up to 10 files (1 MB max single file, formats: JPG, GIF, PNG, PDF), fill text fields with information. Field „web link“: link for video work or image file.

For more information please visit the official website. 

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Autor Merima Telarević