GUIDELINES 2021

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 June 1, 2021. Please fill the form and upload your posters files.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE PROJECTS

The pieces can be created using any of the following techniques: vector graphics, illustration, photography and/or collage.
At the link “Download 2021 cheap call material folder” you can download the folder with the base files for laying out your posters.
Technical specifications:
1. Number of posters: minimum 1 poster – maximum 3 posters
2. Working method: Color or b/w, but always use the CMYK color method.
3. Resolution: max 300 dpi.
4. Format: .pdf or .jpg.
5. Weight: max 50 Mb for each file
6. Dimensions: 140×200 cm (vertical)
  200×140 cm (horizontal)
7. Name of the artist to include in the poster: Please write your name or artist name in Helvetica font on the layer set aside for this purpose that you’ll find in the pre-set file.


POSTER LAYOUT

Inside the pre-set files downloadable at “Download 2021 cheap call material folder” that we provide as a base for layout, you will find 3 levels:
1_level named IMAGE where you can insert your piece. The final poster format (140×200 or 200×140) will necessarily have a band of white at the bottom.
2_level named CHEAP, containing a white band, the cheap logo and our site. This layer is locked and must not be deleted or hidden.
3_level named NAME is a text layer and it is here that we ask you to insert your regular or artist name. This name must match the one you enter in the information form. The file is set to Helvetica; use that font for your name.


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 30 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