Thessaloniki, June 2017

OPEN CALL – ART SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL

The 2nd Art Science Technology Festival by Helexpo in the context of Artecitya invites young creatives, students and practitioners from fields such as contemporary art, music, dance, fashion, design, as well as technology and coding, to submit proposals for participation.

The Festival aims to explore the intersections between art, science and technology, to address the contemporary concept around the interdisciplinarity of the creative fields, and to investigate the innovations that might emerge when these fields merge and exchange know-how and experience.

In this context, we invite interested creatives to submit works that detect the common ground between art, science and technology.

The submitted works can be of different media (installations – conceptual, public, interactive -, mixed media including video, sound, light or other media, kinect, virtual or augmented reality, kinetic objects or sculptures, performance, dance, music, fashion, design, applications for smartphones / tablets, digital art etc.).

The selection will be done by a committee. 

Installation – Workshops – Exhibition 
The installation of the exhibition will take the form of a workshop with experts, that will take place 10 days before the opening of the exhibition (1-9 September). The experts and the programme of the workshops will be announced soon. 
The Festival provides the equipment and the installation of the works by specialised technicians. 
The Festival does not provide travel and accommodation expenses for participants based outside Thessaloniki.

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: 20 June 2017 – EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 25! 
Results announcement: 30 June 2017* 
Workshops-Installation: 1-8 September 2017*
Festival: 9-17 September

*These dates might change. In that case, the new dates will be announced in due time.

For the submission of your proposal, please fill in and submit the application form available here: http://www.artbox.gr/application—artecitya-by-helexpo-art-science-tech-fest.html until 20 June 2017.

About the Art Science Technology Festival of Artecitya by Helexpo:
The first edition of the Festival took place in September 2016, alongside Helexpo’s eGaming Festival and was greatly successful, attracting large number of audiences of various ages and backgrounds. (More info: http://artecitya.eu/tifhelexpo/2016/09/03/art-science-technology-festival/). This year, the Festival becomes spatially autonomous, taking place in a 2.700 square meters space, Helexpo’s Pavilion 2, within the International Fair of Thessaloniki (9-17 September 2017), the biggest commercial fair in Greece, with a great number of exhibitors and events that cover a huge variety of themes and attract a great number of visitors (250.000 for 2016).

Organised by: Artecitya – Helexpo
Artistic director: Lydia Chatziiakovou (ArtBOX.gr)
Curator: Maria Kenanidou

In collaboration with the Municipality of Thessaloniki