Open Call to artists for Modernism for the future 360/365

“Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” is inviting local and international creators to participate in “MoFu 360/365“ – one of the biggest projects of “Kaunas 2022”. The project is one of the main parts of the “Kaunas 2022” program, centered around interwar heritage, its current significance to the global public & protection of the modernist heritage.

Partners of the two-year-long project from “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” (Lithuania), “Lviv institute of cultural strategy” (Ukraine), Brno center of interdisciplinary art “Vaizard, z.ú.” (Czechia), an association of regional development in the Kortrijk district and the intergovernmental heritage organization (Belgium) “Intercommunale Leiedal” invite artists to, along with local researchers and heritage communities, create 14 art projects in modernism buildings.

The first stage of “MoFu 360/365“ begins – a selection of local and international creators for artistic interpretations in Kaunas, Lva, Brno, and Kortrijk is starting! Kaunas 2022 is holding auditions for artists from the city to go to Lviv or Kortrijk for no less than 15 days between May 1st and July 30th of 2021. Applications will be accepted till January 15th, 2021, at 8 p.m. CET here.

Applicants of the program must provide:

  • your CV
  • artistic portfolio
  • visual documentation of your work (PDF, 10MB max)
  • your project proposal
  • accompanying visual documentation (3 photos/pictures/sketches max – optional)

Projected timeline
15/01/21: closure of an open call
22/01/21: the selection of artists
01/05/21-30/07/21: international residencies
January 2022: final exhibition and publication

2 projects will be selected by an international committee and funded by the organization. Upon selection of a project, the artwork’s copyrights will stay with the artist. The final artwork’s owner will be the host partner. The artist grants an exclusive license to relevant institutions and the lead partner in Kaunas for exhibiting the artwork at the final exhibition Modernism for the Future in the city of Kaunas (Lithuania).

For more information, click here.