Call for Submissions: Poldra Site-specific Sculpture

Call for Submissions: Poldra Site-specific Sculpture

POLDRA - Public Sculpture Project Viseu envisions to develop contemporary public art/art in public space proposals – with a significant focus on sculpture – created for selected spaces (site-specific) reinventing and reinterpreting them; while encouraging interactions between the visitors and the sites themselves. Through this dynamic, the work of art will be the kick-starter of a relation that it is hoped can exist beyond the act of looking.
I've been doing so for the past two years by exhibiting the works of Neeraj Bhatia (Canada), Pedro Pires (Angola), Elisa Balmaceda (Chile), Natalia Bezerra & Kaitlin Ferguson (UK), Steven Barich (USA), Cristina Ataíde, Miguel Palma and Liliana Velho (Portugal). Through this dynamic, the work of art will be the kick-starter of a relationship that we hope can exist beyond the act of looking.

In 2020 we're seeking to extend an open sky, public art circuit, established in the woods of Fontelo, a historic park in Viseu, Portugal. With this purpose, we're opening a call looking for site-specific artwork proposals. This is primarily addressed to visual artists who work in the fields of installation, painting, sculpture and media art. Applications from artists groups are welcome. Submissions are free but they must be specifically conceived for the Fontelo. The selected proposals will have a budget of 3000€ for the author's fee and production costs.

Download the information related to this competition here.