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As a tribute to the bicentennial of the city of Cienfuegos and with the intention of consolidating the development of Visual Arts in the territory, the Provincial Committee of the UNEAC invites Cuban and foreign artists to participate in the VI edition of VISUARTE 2019, which will take place in October in areas of its urban historical center, declared in 2005 Cultural Heritage .
VISUARTE 2019 aims to reveal what is happening in current artistic expressions, as well as rethink and influence the immediate future to create a dialogue between art and everyday life, especially in its interactive relationship with the city and its inhabitants.
1- All Cuban and foreign visual artists, residents or not, will be able to participate in the country.
2- Works will be accepted in all manifestations of visual arts: Painting, Sculpture, Engraving, Photography, Digital Art, Graphic Humor, Installation, Video Art and Performance. They will be exhibited in a unique hall using the circuit of galleries in the city.
3- The bidimensional works submitted to the contest must not exceed 3.00 m high x 3.00 m wide. Those made on paper or similar should be delivered already assembled by the author. The three-dimensional ones should not exceed 3.00 x 3.00 x 3.00 m.
If any of the works presented exceeds these measures, the team of curators reserves the right of admission, according to the quality and characteristics of the same.
The works will be admitted definitively when the originals are in the hands of the curators.
The creators whose works demand for their assembly alternative spaces to the circuit of galleries should send a project with all the technical information, characteristics and direction of the selected space. The permissions for its location and the assembly of the work will be borne by the artist.
5- The works had to be carried out between 2016 and 2019, but they can not have participated in previous competitions. They must be accompanied by: Name and surname of the author, a brief curricular synthesis, Identity No., private address and telephone number. In addition to the title of the work, date of completion, technique and dimensions. (See attached registration form)
Works that are included in personal exhibitions during the development of VISUARTE will not be admitted to the contest.
The participating works can not be dismantled until the event ends.
6- The deadline for admission to receive projects and works by digital means expires on August 23, 2019.
The works and projects pre-selected by the admission jury will be announced on September 13, 2019.
The original works will be received, duly protected, in the UNEAC Committee in each province until September 20. The provincial committee of the UNEAC in Cienfuegos is responsible for the transfer of the same to our province.
On October 4, 2019 will be announced the works selected to participate in the event.
7- The Jury will award the VISUARTE 2019 Grand Prize consisting of 7,000 pesos CUP, two prizes of the same category of 4,000 pesos each and each and every mention. Your decision will be unappealable.
The event will be held from October 16 to 19, 2019.
The event will be awarded on October 19 at 9:00 p.m. in the UNEAC Gardens .
Other institutions will also grant their recognitions.
8- The return of the works will be done within a period no longer than 30 days, with prior agreement between the artists and the organizers of the event.
9- Participation in this contest presupposes the acceptance of its bases.
Each Cuban artist admitted to the event will pay a registration fee consisting of
150 pesos CUP.
Cuban participants who do not reside in Cienfuegos and are interested in attending the event, must also pay 150 pesos MN to cover lodging and food expenses.
Foreign artists admitted to the event must pay a registration fee of USD 50. The expenses of transportation, lodging and food are on your own. The provincial committee of the UNEAC in Cienfuegos is only responsible for the visa procedures.
Students of Visual Arts admitted to the contest, upon presentation of the card that accredits them as such, will pay half of the registration fee and lodging costs.
English version Hector Hernandez