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12 Apr 2024

China Shanghai International Arts Festival Rising Artists’ Works 2024

China Shanghai International Arts Festival is calling for artists from across the world, 45 years old and under, to apply for the Rising Artists’ Works programme (R.A.W.!). The call is for professional young artists, amateur young artists, and curators and both individuals and teams can apply. 

Established in 2012, R.A.W.! is a leading artwork incubation platform in China. In 2024, R.A.W.! will play a greater role as a platform, to promote the incubation and display of global young artists' works of stage performing arts and visual arts and to reflect the new developments, trends and characteristics of this field. 

Priority will be given to the works reflecting the Belt and Road development and to those created by artists or teams from the BRI partner countries and regions. 

The selected artists will receive multi-aspect support in work/project production funds, premiere venue, technical equipment, and publicising, and may receive one-on-one guidance from arts panel formed by leading figures in each discipline.

Stage Performing Arts

  • Length of the work must be 30–60 minutes
  • No limit on form or theme
  • No more than 10 actors
  • No more than 15 crew members including technicians and management. 

The length of the work could be 20–60 minutes if it is BRI-themed or created by artists or teams from BRI partner countries and regions.

Deadline: 5 April 2024

Visual Arts

R.A.W.! for Visual Arts consists of two exhibition projects: a solo exhibition of the selected artist's works and a group exhibition curated by the selected curator, presented during the China Shanghai International Arts Festival.

The space for the selected artist's solo exhibition is approximately 500㎡ and categories can be painting, sculpture, photography, installation, sound, video and new media, etc.

The space of the group exhibition designed by the curator shall not exceed 800㎡. The quantity of participating artists shall not exceed 8. The exhibition shall be conducive to promoting the artistic communication between Chinese and foreign young visual art talents.

Deadline: 12 April 2024

R.A.W.! application guidelines