This Call for artists is addressed to all enthusiasts of letterpress printing, students, professionals, graphic designers or illustrators aged 18 years or over at the deadline date (January 20th, 2019), being residents in one of the Member States of the European Union (*including The United Kingdom), or Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Norway.
This Call for artists – THE CHILDREN’S RIGHTS is aimed at selecting 3 (three) works of art representing 3 children’s rights:
- Right of expression;
- Right to education;
- Right to play.
The winning works will be exhibited in the museum’s hall throughout 2019 – a free-admission space open all days, except on the Museum’s closing days.
Works should be made using a mixed media technique, inserting in the work’s composition (elements made with the traditional manual printing techniques as traditional letterpress printing – with movable type, relief printing as linocut, woodcut, chancography – engraving on copper or zinc plates) and computer-made graphic digital elements (textures, illustrations).
The manually made elements must then be scanned and digitally composed.
How to take part in the Call?
CREATIVE MAKERS: kids’ fablabs for letterpress & printing inspired by tinkering and making (CREAM) is a project co-funded by Creative Europe, a programme of the European Union, which aims at creating 4 fablabs for schools and families, to reinvent letterpress and printing through tinkering and making.
The CREAM partnership includes Explora, the children’s museum of Rome (Italy), Neapolis, a maker space in Vilanova i La Geltrù (Spain), Labora, a space for hand-on letterpress and printing workshops in Tallin (Estonia), National Print Museum, a museum fully dedicated to printing in Dublin (Ireland).
In 2018, CREAM organised local events to make children, schools, families and the general public aware of the children’s rights by setting up workshops on the art of printing and letterpress reinvented in the “making” way, to celebrate the International Children’s Day.
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Enrol in the Logo Design Contest GARDENStoGROW dedicated to artists, graphic designers, professionals or amateurs to create the GARDENStoGROW project’s brand identifying logo for all communications, both hardcopy and digital.
GARDENStoGROW is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union whose aim is to enhance the variety and quality of primary school education in four countries (Italy, Spain, UK, Bulgaria), by making educational gardens at Explora and partner structures.
The contest will start on September 1st, 2017 and will end on September 30th, 2017.
The final selection will take place in two stages:
Stage 1: from October 1st to 15th – the first three logos will be selected;
Stage 2: October 24th – the prize awarding event will take place during the kick-off meeting at Explora, the Children’s Museum of Rome.
The logo contest is open to all persons aged 16 to 35 years, professionals residing in one of the state members of the European Union, students/graduates in Architecture, Design and Arts, Fashion, Advertising Design, Industrial Design, individually or in team (please indicate leader), provided that a single branding project is presented.
GARDENStoGROW is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
In addition to Explora, GARDENStoGROW includes 10 more European partners – 4 universities and research centres, 1 children’s museum, 1 foundation and 4 schools: ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITÀ DI BOLOGNA – Department of Agricultural Sciences; UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA – Department of Human, Social Sciences and Cultural enterprises; research centre STEPS S.r.l. of Bologna; ISTITUTO COMPRENSIVO CLAUDIO ABBADO, with the nursery school of school complex Leonarda Vaccari of Roma; MUZEIKO FOUNDATION, the Children’s Museum of Sofia, Bulgaria; Cosmos Kids 1 LTD, nursery school of Sofia, Bulgaria; SOUTH WEST COLLEGE, University of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; Dungannon Primary School of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; FUNDACIÓN TIERRA INTEGRAL of Bullas, Spain; nursery school ESCUELA DE EDUCACION INFANTIL N1 of Bullas, Spain.