Call for Projects

2004. CALL FOR PROJECTS (rules and conditions)


1 The aim of this competition is the selection of no more than four artistic site specific projects of an ephemeral or temporary nature, to be included in Madrid Abierto ( together with those forming the initial programme (El Perro, Etoy, Diana Larrea, Maider López, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, 451).

2 These projects will be developed, to coincide with ARCO (held in Madrid in February 2004), in an area comprising the Plaza de la Independencia (Puerta de Alcalá), Plaza de Colón (Jardines del Descubrimiento), the confluence of Alcalá and Gran Vía streets, and the Paseo del Prado. Moreover, there will be a specific project for the Depósito Elevado (water tank) belonging to the Fundación Canal in the Plaza de Castilla.

3 Projects entered for selection can be by individuals or groups (in which case a representative should be chosen), of any nationality.

4 Projects must include the following:

· A curriculum vitae (maximum length 2,000 characters) and a photocopy of the Identity Card (or equivalent document) of the artist(s).

· A description of the project (maximum length 4,000 characters).

· A maximum of six sketches and images of the project in jpg format with 72 ppp resolution.

· A detailed estimate of the cost, showing which items have their own funding.

· The average grant for each project selected is 6,000 Euros, except for the project for the water tank (Depósito Elevado), which is 18,000 Euros. In every case this sum includes production costs, artist’s or artists’ fees, and any taxes legally in force.

5 Projects should be sent by electronic mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 31th August, 2003, or by post to: Fundación Altadis-Madrid Abierto. c/ Barquillo 7. 28004 Madrid, Spain.

6 The institutions promoting Madrid Abierto will appoint a committee, chaired by the director of the programme, which will select a maximum of four projects.

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 do-cumentation generated. The projects and the works selected will remain 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.