Call for Projects

2005. CALL FOR PROJECTS (rules and conditions)


1. The aim of this competition is the selection of at least six art projects of an ephemeral or temporary nature. The works chosen will be included in Madrid Abierto ( together with other invited projects like those of the Casa de América and the water tank in the Fundación Canal grounds, in Plaza de Castilla.

2. Programmed to coincide with ARCO (Madrid, February 2005), the interventions will be situated along the Paseo de la Castellana-Paseo del Prado axis. There will also be a site-specific project for the Círculo de Bellas Artes building.

3. The competition is open to artists, either individually or in a group (in which case a representative should be chosen), of all nationalaties.

4. Projects must include:

• CV (maximum 2,000 characters) and a photocopy of the Identity Card(s) -or equivalent document- of the artist(s) concerned.
• Description of the project (maximum 4,000 characters).
• A maximum of six sketches and images of the project in jpg format with 72 dpi resolution.
• Description of the assembly procedure and technical needs.
• A detailed estimate of the costs, indicating items which might have their own funding.
• The maximum award for each project selected is 12.000 euros, except the site-specific project for the Círculo de Bellas Artes which will receive 18.000 euros. In every case, the sum includes the cost of production, transport and installation, artists’ fees, and any taxes legally in force.

5. Projects should be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 15th July (or by post to Fundación Altadis-Madrid Abierto, calle Barquillo 7, 28004 Madrid, Spain).

6. The promoters of Madrid Abierto will appoint a selection committee, chaired by the director of the programme, which will choose a minimum of six projects. Proposed interventions will be assessed for quality and viability as well as absolute reversibility.

7. Madrid Abierto reserves the publication and reproduction rights of the projects selected for all the promotional needs of the programme, and will add to its documentary holdings and public archive any documentation generated. The projects and works selected will remain the property of the artists, and the promoting institutions will have preference if any acquisition is proposed.

8. Participation in this competition entails full acceptance of the above rules and conditions.