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OPEN CALL 1/11-25/1

Changing Spaces

Covid-19 has changed the world we live in fundamentally. Despite our continuous battle with normalcy and even if we manage to contain this pandemic in the next few months, its legacy will live with us for many years to come.

It has suddenly and then gradually changed the way we move, learn, work, connect & create. But it has also changed the way we experience the city and has disrupted the boundaries between interior & exterior life. We will never go back to the way things were before; the way we were before.

Coronavirus has affected people in all stages of travel and transition - emotional and physical - some who were about to leave a place; some who had just migrated somewhere new; and some watching the place they have chosen to call home change before their eyes.

Changing Spaces is dedicated to all of these stories and has a dual meaning. It is a reflection on the change that comes with migratory journeys but also the change that has fallen upon the city space during this pandemic.

Submission Guidelines

Submit your work via  wetransfer.com
Send to mail: submissions@thisisastro.com

Please read the specifications carefully before submitting your proposal.
 
After you submit your work the editorial team will reach out to you within a week to inform you if your work has been selected. The selected literary + visual artists will be given an interview form about the work and their experience, to be completed by a personalised deadline. 
 
The digital exhibition of the works will launch on the 25th of January.
 
There is a Cash Prize for 3 selected works attached to this call. 
Our editorial team will review all selected works, choosing three to receive a cash prize of 150 (1st), 100 (2nd) and 50 (3rd) euros payed by Paypal.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR VISUAL CONTENT

Your folder should be titled using your surname and name in the format (SURNAME_NAME) and include:

  • 8 to 20 images from a photographic project, either complete or in progress.
  • OR a a high resolution video posted to a personal or company YouTube or Vimeo Channel as a downloadable video. Please provide the video link with your submission. Ensure what you have provided us is a high resolution output of your video. Small videos may be attached as a file to the email where possible as long as it does not cause the video to be overly compressed.
  • A word file (doc or docx or PDF), which must contain, your contact details(email, phone, IG), the title of your project, a statement about the project (up to 300 words) and a short cv (up to 150 words) with a picture. Optional link to your site.
  • Photo specifications: File type: jpg,size: 1600 pixels the long side, max file size 600KB (for each file)
  • A word file with your answer to the question: “What is home for you?”

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR WRITTEN CONTENT

Your folder should be titled using your surname and name in the format (SURNAME_NAME) and include:

  • A file with your project in PDF format (up to 3000 words)
  • A word file (doc or docx or PDF), which must contain, your contact details(email, phone, IG), the title of your project, a statement about the project (up to 300 words) and a short cv (up to 150 words) with a picture. Optional link to your site.
  • A word file with your answer to the question: “What is home for you?”