Call

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Every year CHEAP creates a space for participation in the festival by issuing a call for artists open to not only street artists but also graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and visual artists in general. The CHEAP call brought in pieces from far-flung artists and countries which were printed in a poster format and pasted up on the walls of Bologna’s suburbs.

For CHEAP, this open call is a way of investigating contemporary issues from the bottom up, fostering the cross-contamination of expressive languages, supporting active citizenship and collectively re-appropriating spaces in which artists can unleash their creative energies.

Open Call 2016: the edge

This year, Cheap invites artists to explore the idea of “edge” through images: the edge understood as not only a geographical boundary between countries, but also as the utmost horizon above and below which we act, experience emotions, erect obstacles and build possibilities for change.

Talking about the edge brings into play the concept of measurement, which for the arithmetic of the Cheap on Board project effectively coincides with the frame of each notice board where we display the work of the artists selected through the Open Call; it also coincides with the changeable meaning acquired by each individual poster on being inserted into this shared frame.

Cheap thus understands the edge as the border beyond which imagination takes flight in a collective narrative about migratory trajectories and the cultural, political and emotional changes they sow in our societies.

The focus of this year’s call seeks to encourage movement in two directions, both cognitive and experiential: on one hand, a move to reject the idea of borders as a means of dividing populations; on the other hand, a move to consider the edge as a strategic point of observation for locating unexpected connections, following improbable paths and pushing ourselves to imagine new, multi-cultural forms of sociality and coexistence.

We hope that, in the face of a set of static and pre-defined display spaces, every act of trespassing can trigger a web of expressive and relational possibilities.

Conditions for participation

The call is open to anyone who would like to propose a poster art project. It is free to participate and applicants can take part individually or as a group; collectives will be treated as individual persons.

How to participate and application deadline

Each individual or group may propose up to three projects, which must be received by the Festival organizers no later than midnight (Italian time) on April 11, 2016. The artwork must be inserted (together with a completed and signed Registration Form, which can be downloaded from the website) in a folder with the name of the individual artist or collective. The folder should be sent to artisti@cheapfestival.it using regular email or a file sharing program.

If you use an artist name, please indicate it on the registration form and in the name of the folder.

Technical specifications for the projects

The pieces can be created using any of the following techniques: vector graphics, illustration, photography and/or collage. Each applicant is welcome to send up to 3 posters (pieces). The posters must be exclusively in black and white (including the entire grey scale). All files must be in .pdf or .jpg format. The poster must be a maximum of 70×100 cm (vertical) or 100×70 cm (horizontal) with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Each file must be named as follows: number of the image, name of the artist, measurements.

01_mario_rossi_70x100 (for vertical formats)
01_mario_rossi_100x70 (for horizontal formats)

YOU CAN PASTE YOUR IMAGES INTO THESE FILES

To help you, there is a folder (PSD_POSTER) you can download from the website containing two files that are already sized 70x100cm and 100x70cm, in .psd format.

USE THESE TWO FILES AS TEMPLATES for your vertical or horizontal posters.

All you need to do is paste your piece onto the grey layer named IMMAGINE and write your first and last name or artist name in the text layer named NOME/NAME, then save the file as a .pdf or .jpg and name it as indicated above.

These files include a locked layer named CHEAP, please do not delete or cover this layer.

Selection

The organizers of CHEAP reserve the right to select pieces that display originality as well as marked aesthetic and communicative qualities.

Exclusion

Any pieces received after the deadline and/or that fail to follow the technical specifications outlined above will be excluded.

Selected projects

The festival will announce which projects have been selected within 15 days of the end of the open call by publishing the names of selected artists in a special section of the www.cheapfestival.it site.

Use of selected projects

The selected projects will be printed at the Festival’s expense and hung up in specific parts of the city of Bologna for the duration of the Festival.

Rights

The authors of individual projects are the exclusive holders of ownership rights associated with the artwork, the originality of which they personally vouch for. By participating in the open call, the artists also implicitly agree to the rules of the call, specifically, that the artwork will be temporary displayed in an urban space and used by the organizers to promote the non-profit activities of the CHEAP association.

For additional information, please write to artisti@cheapfestival.it

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Abouzar Mohammadi
Ac
Ada Rovazzani
Adr
Adriana Marineo
Agliodalgrugno
Ai.Poster.I
Alberto Barazzutti
Alect
Aleksandra Mietus
Aleksandra Stor
Alero Heinzpeter
Alessandro Coppola
Alessandro Spedicato
Alessia Canapini
Alessio Bevilacqua
Alessio Ghelli
Alexander Harry Morrison
Alfelf
Alice Bernardi
Alice Guerrini
Alice Nesterenko
Alice Serafino
Alice Zanelli
Alina Vergnano
Amin Abdelmonem
Amirbahador Baradaran
Andrea Colacicco
Andrea Da Dalto
Andrea Pedone
Andrea Toffoli
Andreas Rønne
Aneta Zeleznikova
Angela Carotenuto
Anita Bonfiglioli
Anna Krzton
Anna Piecuch
Anna Pominova
Anton Gudkov
Antonio Belardo
Antony Fachin
Anze Sekelj
Armin Barducci
Asia Giannelli
Assunta Mammato
Athena
Ave Pichierri
Basak Tuna
Beatrice Altemura
Beatrice Borellini
Beatrice Caruso
Beatrice Giaramita
Biodpi
Bloom
Boris Semeniako
Camilla Martini
Carlalberto Amadori
Cecile Lopes
Cella Anita Celic
Cecilia Valagussa
Chekos’art
Chen Xiaoxuan
Chiara Cognigni
Chiara Collinassi
Chiara Costantini
Chiara Fucà
Chien-Yu Lin
Christian Ochoa
Cinetti
Claudia Cose
Corrado Mercurio Galiano
Cui Bolin
Daniela Spoto
Daniele Sasson
Davio
Debora Guidi
Def
Delletuefiammeavide
Denise Ferrari
Denise Sozzi
Desireé Caccaro
Diana Bigaeva
Ding Jun
Ding Jun + Wei Qingrong
Dirlo!
Dissenso Cognitivo
Dora Mancuso
Dosdevino
Drina A12
Duan Pengxiang
Edmondo Denti
Edoardo Vetere
Edyta Kurc
Ehsan Parikhi
El Chimu
Elena Delova
Elena Mistrello
Elham Khaledi
Elisabeth Turci
Emiliamariachiara Petri
Emmedi.Design
En Voiture Murène
Enact
Enrica Di Gangi
Enrico Pierpaoli
Evgeniya Konoplova
F. & M.
Fabio Casirati
Fabrizio Di Luca
Farzad Saeedi
Federica Burzi
Federica D’onofrio
Federica Menegatti
Federica Muraro
Federica Petruzziù
Federico Cucchi
Federico Trevisan
Feis
Feng Sha
Ffede
Francesca Affatato
Francesca Baldazzi
Francesca Modolo
Francesco Bonvecchio
Francesco De Crescenzo
Francesco De Lorenzo
Francesco Nerone
Franki Sparke
Gab_El
Gaetano Massa
Garptwo
Gdm
Gelidelune
Georgia Matsamaki
Ghazal Shamsizadeh Hayatdavoudi
Giacomo Favilla + Francesca Lombardi
Giandomenico Paglia
Gianluca Manno
Giorgia Fedi
Giovanni Frasconi
Giulia Giulio
Giulia Mazza
Giulia Tudori
Giuseppe De Mattia
Gloria Goderecci
Gregorio Pampinella
Guereza Mind
Halesharuka + Lilute + Tfos
Hallo Borgia
Hamid Mosaddegh
He Can
Heyu Li
Hh – Luigi Garofalo
Hirisha Mehta
I Mangiatori Di Patate
Idoutore
Il Baro
Ilbert
India Wright
Inês Caixeiro
Inserra
Intruso
Irene Belladonna
Irina Mazurek-Novikova
Isabella Bersellini
Iskra Coronelli
Iti
Jacek Tofil
Jacopo Ardito
Jessica Bottaro
Jessica Herman
Jessica Solimeno & Eleonora Pasquariello
Jestime
Jesus Parras
Jian Zhou
Jixin Wang
Joana Preza
Kamo
Katarina Fabijanić
Keitto
Kevin Melucci
Kit Ying Crystal Law
Kollettivo Debole
Korchakorn Viravaidhya
Krissthen Trujillo De Santiago
Lara Contrini
Lara Orrico
Laura Cagnoni
Laura Verri
Laura Zaccaria
Lello Muzio
Luca Pozzati + Federico Rebecchini
Luka Čačić
Luogo Comune
Lyu Wei
Ma!
Mademoiselle
Mahdi Karami
Mahsa Merci
Mala. Arti Visive
Manuele Altieri
Mara Becchetti
Marco Scalcione
Margherita Pletti
Maria Guglielmi
Mariana Chiesa
Mariia Yefremova
Marina Lisovskaya
Martina Beghelli
Martina Militti
Martina Vincenti
Mary Rouncefield
Massimiliano Sitta
Massimo Danesin
Matilde Piazzi
Matrupix
Matteo Paolelli
Max Cavallari
Mehdi Dandi
Meryll Reinton
Michele Bolzani
Michele Toffalori
Micol Montanari
Mingliang Li
Miriam Pistocchi
Mohammad Shams
Mohsen Jamshidpey
Mr. Minimal
Nab Nab
Nana Wang
Napao
Ninamasina
Nmr
No Chance
Noemi Biasetton
Nous+Loop
Novoselov Yurij
Olga Sosnovskaya
Omid Keivanara
Orazio Timonare
Pacononmolla
Palazzi Volanti
Pan Zhe Shi
Paola Lesina
Paolo Masiero
Pasa
Pasquale Bizzarri
Pasquale De Sensi
Patryk Krygowski
Pen-Kuei Xiao
Pierre Seguin
Pornorobotz
Pradip Savaliya
Prisco
Pustula
Qiang Wang
Qingqing Wang
Qixin Shi
Resebe
Ritardo
Rmogrl8120
Roberta Cleopazzo
Sai Huiyu
Sante Visioni
Sebas Cabero
Serena Schinaia
Shadi Falsafi
Shao Weiwei
Shivkumar K V India
Signorino
Silvia Righetti
Simone Macciocchi
Sofia Love
Sofia Olivari
Spit
Starnuto
Stefano Gioda
Sun Jingru
Suo-Lan Zhou
Szam
Tatiana Barletta
Treza Fialova
Tereza Saitzová
Thomas Raimondi
Tiaktical
Tina_Jeler
Tingjin Shi
Tonnari Alle Spezie
Trang Nguyen
Valeria Bertolini
Valeria Dellisanti
Valerio Recchioni
Wang Daili
Wang Pu
Wang Ruifeng
We-Chin Liu
Wenjie Huo
Who-Man
Yeyoutian
Yingjun Liu
Yop Panda
Yu Chen
Yunxiao Yue
Yurij Bigaev
Yuting Wang
Z. Wax
Zhang Xiaoming
Zhanglian Yan
Zheng Yifen
Zi Italy+Cavalieri
Zijian Zhang