Open Call Brussels Jewellery Week

BJW aims to celebrate and showcase contemporary jewellery, a creative and innovative practice translating into an almost systematic desire for experimentation and a break from traditional jewellery codes.

 

ELIGIBILITY

 

The In Fieri Open Call 2022 is open to anyone: professional, studying, emerging artists working in the field of jewellery and crafts as well as artists from other fields of art and design that focus on the new ideas and views of contemporary jewellery. Candidates from all countries and nationalities are eligible to participate.

Members of Les Brucelles asbl (The Organiser) are not allowed to participate.

 

ENTRY CRITERIA

 

Artworks must relate to the theme In Fieri and be contemporary. No “wear ability” required, but a link to the body must exist whether formally, metaphorically or symbolically. Participants have complete freedom in choosing materials, mediums and sizes of the artworks. Artists are invited to present 1 to maximum 5 artworks. Only digital images (jpg file, 300x300mm, min. 300 dpi) shall be accepted in the form of photographs or video of the finished artworks. More detailed information will be provided in the Application Form.

  

REQUIREMENTS

 
  • 1 to 5 artworks per artist (individual or part of a series)

  • Artworks should have been created within the last 2 years (2020-2022)

  • No modification nor add up allowed after the submission and/or selection

  • For each artwork submitted 3 (three) HD, professional quality photos of the artwork (white background, front, back, side; JPG format 300x300 mm, minimum 300dp). An ensemble photo must be provided in case of a series.

  • Photo captions: artist name-type of artwork-title of the artwork-year of creation ex. JaneMiller-brooch-Forever-2021

  • Measurements, materials and if necessary techniques used

  • Photographer name if applicable

  • Statement linked to the theme of max 500 words in English

  • Artist CV in English

  • For the application to be accepted by The Organiser, all above requirements must be met by completing the online Application Form.

 

KEY DATES

 
  • Application deadline: February 01, 2022

  • Selection announcement: March 01, 2022

  • Reception of artworks deadline: March 25, 2022

  • Opening ceremony: April 28, 2022

  • Exhibition Dates: April 29 – May 08, 2022

  • Return of artworks: End of May 2022

  

JURY

  • Claire Lavendhomme – jewellery artist, professor at several art academies
  • Delphine Navez – photographer, founder & director Le Clignoteur
  • Françoise Vanderauwera - founder & director Vander A Observatory
  • Karin De Buysere - founder & director Galerie Beyond
  • Max Gielis - jewellery artist, professor at RHoK Academie
 

A Jury of experts appointed by The Organiser will assess and select the artworks. The Organiser will not be part of the Jury.

The Jury’s decision is final and shall not be subject to verification.

 

AWARDS

  • Jury Award 
  • Zinneke Award 
  • Be Sustainable Award 
  • Award of the Public

 

FEES

 
  • Each artist must pay an application fee of € 15.
  • The Payment must be in Euro currency.
  • The application fee is non refundable.

To be eligible for jurying, the artist must first pay the application fee of 15 €. The artist will receive an order number that they must mention in the appropriate field of the Application Form. The submission will not be accepted until the payment is received.

  

SELECTION

 

Selected artists will be notified by email together with instructions on paying a participation fee of 50€ + return of artworks shipping costs.

Artists are responsible to cover all expenses for sending and insuring their artworks to reach The Organiser.

  

ORGANISATION

 

The Organiser will be in charge of the entire exhibition (installation and supervision of the artworks) as well as of the advertising and the publication of the artworks (printed catalogue and online platforms).

The Organiser might be the link between artists and potential buyers but no sale commission will be charged. The exhibited artworks may in no case be removed from the exhibition before the end of the event.

  

CONSENT

 

By applying to the Open Call, the artist agrees to The Organiser ́s use of photographs of the art material provided, as well as any taken during the exhibition, to be used in different media outlets, such as the web, social media, catalogues, posters, magazines, video, etc. Assignment of the right of media reproduction granted by the artist is non-exclusive, non-transferable, unlimited territory for the distribution of reproductions.

Participation in the Open Call does not involve any transfer of ownership of the artworks. All texts and photographs made available by the artist to The Organiser are protected by copyright and remain the exclusive property of the artist. Any distribution or other uses are prohibited apart from agreements established in writing. The artist will be credited in all communications managed by The Organiser.

The temporary transfer of the rights of public performance, exhibition, reproduction and public communication by the artist, holder of copyright on the artworks, for the benefit of The Organiser is defined in the Copyright Contract provided along with the Application Form.

  

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The selected artworks will be covered under the terms of the insurance contract of The Organiser during the exhibition and the storing period. Transportation, delivery and returns will not be covered by The Organiser insurance. The artist is invited to have own insurance.

  

CANCELLATION AND REIMBURSEMENT

The Organiser has the right to cancel any participation on the basis of false information or if the participant fails to comply with the criteria and dates specified. Cancellation by the participant holds a 100% penalty of the total value of the participation fee.

The Organiser reserves the rights to cancel the event in which case the application fee will not be refunded, only the participation fee will be reimbursed.

 

HOW TO APPLY?

The Call is open from October 01, 2021 to February 01, 2022. Any application received after February the 1st will not be accepted.

Fill in this application form!

More information? Check out the website of Brussels Jewellery Week.