martes, 7 de diciembre de 2010


Celebrate a decade of ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival: 27th of September to 2nd of October 2011, Kuopio, Finland.
Ten years of ANTI: it’s time to REMAKE, REBUILD, RENEW!
This is an open call to artists to propose a site-specific project for the 2011 ANTI Festival. We ask you to respond to the following theme:


With economic, ecological and social change underway across the world, due impart to the financial crisis, we are challenged by the impact this process my have on our daily lives. Of course there has perhaps not been a time when this has not been the case but today that process could be seen to be accelerating. Governments and councils are involved in a dramatic remaking of financial and political structures – something soon to be felt in Kuopio. Around us environments are rapidly changing, be that by the rebuilding of urban environments (Kuopio’s market square is a case in point) or by our use of the world’s natural resources. In response we are asked to change, to re-imagine our everyday lives. Whether our response is positive, negative or neither it is a process that might well define our age.

For ten years ANTI has re-imagined the public and private spaces of Kuopio. Festival projects have reconfigured the everyday places of the city, asking us to rethink them, re-imagine and re-approach our relationship to the world around us. It’s that process that we’ll concentrate on for this 10th edition of the festival. Possible points of departure for your project might be:
  • How do you rebuild and remake in your creative practice?
  • What does it mean to re-imagine a previously made project?
  • What does it mean to revisit and re-imagine a known space?
  • How is change celebrated?
  • How is changed resisted?
  • How does the city effectively renew itself and what role might creative activity play in this?

All projects at ANTI are shown in the public space, and all have an integral relationship to space in which they occur. All forms of work are welcome.

The closing date for proposals to reach us is December 31st 2010.

Please carefully read the guidelines to submitting a proposal before completing the online application form. The guidelines can be found at (

ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival

ANTI is an international contemporary arts festival presenting site-specific works made for public space. Over the past decade ANTI has presented live, sonic, visual and text-based art from today’s most exciting and innovative artists. A truly international festival and Finland’s foremost presenter of Live Art, ANTI is a meeting place for artists and audiences fascinated by how art shapes and responds to the places and spaces of everyday life.

ANTI’s emphasis is on site-specificity. The festival understands this term in an expanded sense; proposals may suggest works that deal with a site geographically, culturally or by association etc. The proposal form asks artists to state their preferred site for their project. Please think carefully about where and how a project will be sited. The festival will undertake all negotiations to allow projects to use public/private space. Please remember that ANTI does not programme works for gallery or theatre spaces.

As ANTI festival takes place in public space it is essential proposals consider a site’s pre-existing ‘audience’; be they passers-by, customers or residents. Alongside those who purposely visit the festival, a substantial part of ANTI’s audience are members of the public who come across the works by chance.

Proposal form

All proposals must be sent using the electronic form located on the festival’s web site ( The form must be completed in English. The form allows a link to be made to any online documentation artists may have of previous work, CV and images.


The proposal deadline is December 31ST 2010.

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