Artistic Statement to the Maltese Republic

This call is directed for proposals of an artistic statement as a symbol of the Maltese Republic. The site/s, type and scale shall be proposed by participant/s.

Category Open to Students / Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Country Malta
Registration Deadline 25 April 2014 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 25 April 2014 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All

The following parameters are indicative of the scope and extent of the project. They are intended to be read and interpreted as broad guidelines indicative of the expected outcome of this public call.
-  Rather than a traditional-type commemorative monument, this project concerns an artistic statement to mark the Maltese Republic. It shall be a cutting-edge, major contemporary art statement to be read, perceived and understood to stand for the Maltese republic as a statement of being, certainly not fixed in the past. Although the statement has to consider a possible ceremonial function the overriding value is identity.
-  The proposed project has to be site-specific and the interface between context and artistic statement clearly required and highlighted. It shall be preferably located in Valletta and/or within the approaches to the city, including both land and sea, with a clear relation to the proposed context. The suggested parameters are nonetheless indicative and the term location may also refer to multiple sites, a major site with satellite locations or hotspots and others. Should the proposal be in Valletta, a non-space would be the preferred site so as not to imply overlapping or displacing values.
- The project has to consider relationships to its surroundings, location and context in order to create a holistic experience. It shall be understood in terms of a landmark or landmarks within the cultural landscape of the island Republic. It has to be open and accessible so as to stress communal values and empower direct engagement or participation. The artistic statement has to empower an experience engaging with varied audiences, particularly Maltese citizens and local communities to the full. Such an experience shall be sensory.

The jury will be composed of experts in this field, proposed by Heritage Malta, and appointed directly by the Office of the Prime Minister.

The winning participant/s (after Stage 2) shall be awarded a €12,500 service contract (excluding construction/production costs).
All shortlisted candidates shall be awarded €500 each.

Entry Fee

- Visual presentation: Concept model (not exceeding 600 x 600 x 600mm) or a maximum of two A2 sized Visuals or a 2-minute maximum Audio-visual presentation
- A well-articulated document, maximum five-page A4

Maltese or English

Submission Address
Heritage Malta Head Office
Marina Street, Bighi Kalkara KKR1524

Announcement of shortlisted candidates: 3 May 2014
Dates for reception (Stage 2) of entries at Heritage Malta: 20 May 2014
Meeting of the Jury: 21 to 24 May 2014
Announcement of results: 25 May 2014

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