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31 Aug 2011

India | Green World Art Festival open call

Green World Art & Culture Festival is a world initiative organised in Odisha, India and led by a group of artists.  Open call for residency at GWAF 2011.

An open call to artists for participation in GWAF 2011, November 1-7, is announced.

GWAF has become an auspicious space for artists across the world that nurtures creativity and imaginative art practice.

The Festival has been the destination for artists around the world for being open and welcoming to artists and has been a venue for participation, exchange, discourse, dialogue, debate and a space that is an incubator for contemporary art experimentation that focuses on the process. The Festival has actively been a host for alternative art practices, from the city of Bhubaneswar along the Culture villages and Green spaces of rural Orissa state.

As a deliberate policy core invitees have been from different countries, which have resulted in the development of an active network of artists in the region. The GWAF –Odisha seeks to promote cross cultural exchange within the visual practices of the world.

The Festival provides space for slide lectures, small conferences, installations, performances, screenings and informal gatherings for artists and the alternative art community. We have consistently engaged with local artists, writers and creative individuals. We believe in networking and supporting other alternative groups and institutions with similar goals.

Applications are invited from artists, who are looking for a residency in a culturally and environmentally rich state like Odisha, to complete or complement a particular art project. The precise reasons underlying the desire to pursue an artistic project in Odisha should be specified. It is not essential that the project should be completed during the duration of the Festival, but in any case the GWAF –Odisha is mandatory at the end of the Festival.  As well as pursuing his or her own project, the selected artist will be expected to interact with the local art world.

The Green World Art & Culture Festival GWAF –Odisha sees its role as an incubator for art and ideas, artistic exchange and dialogue in the visual arts. Through its programming it aims to assist and develop forms of art such as media art, performance, and video, environmental, cultural, public and community based art and other experimental modes of cultural production.

See website for all other application details.

DEADLINE: August 31 2011

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