LABoral and El Comercio launch a call for proposals to develop four artistic projects

The call is aimed at creators who are part of the art centre’s Asturian Artists’ Archive and seeks the production of four works specifically conceived for the newspaper’s first page

Published: Jun 14, 2013
LABoral and El Comercio launch a call for proposals to develop four artistic projects

the Asturian Artists’ Archive at LABoral, a section of its Media_Library. Photo: LABoral

LABoral and the El Comercio newspaper are launching a joint call for artists who are part of the Asturian Artists’ Archive to develop an artistic project which will be published on the front page of El Comercio.  The objective of this call is to produce a series of four works, produced by Asturian creators, which will be published as a graphic contribution on the first page of all the editions of El Comercio between August and October 2013. The newspaper will also include additional information on the authors and selected works on its inside pages.

The projects may be submitted from tomorrow, Saturday 15 June, until 10 am on Monday 15 July. A committee of experts will select the four winners on the basis of their artistic and cultural value and the impact of the design with their authors receiving gross fees of 300 euros.

This call for proposals is framed within the collaboration agreement between LABoral and El Comercio according to which the newspaper is the media partner of the art centre’s activities.  It is designed to invigorate the Asturian artistic scene, raising the profile of emerging art being produced in Asturias. The Asturian Artists’ Archive at LABoral serves as a basis for the call. This is a section from LABoral’s Mediateca_Archivo [Mediatheque archive] which brings together material and documentation of more than a hundred artists, active from 1950 until today. This database, in the process of consolidation, aims to become a key tool in drawing the map of Asturian culture, offering new forms of visibility for its member artists.

FORMAT AND REQUIREMENTS

The rules established by the call and the application form are hosted on the LABoral webpage http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/es/r/convocatorias/convocatoria_laboral_elcomercio. The result would be a work curated by both entities which will be turned into a graphic contribution for a 2x2 module in the lower right-hand part of the front page of El Comercio newspaper.  The size would be 87 mm high x 82 mm wide in colour. The subject matter is unrestricted but should comply with the standard conditions of press reproduction and this space. The works must be original, specific and unpublished and this call will not admit works which have already been previously published or awarded prizes.  Each creator may present a maximum of two proposals to this open call.

The application form and the documents submitted, with a maximum weight of two megabites, should include the following information:

Project title.
Description (maximum 300 words).
Sketch and details of image to be printed
CV of artist or group (maximum 150 words).
Further information and queries: mediateca@laboralcentrodearte.org

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