CALL for INSTRUMENTADESIGN 2020
between ancient and contemporary
exhibition of selected works: 2020-2021
deadline: 20th May 2020
The competition is promoted by Arte e Design Venezia with the collaboration of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Adria and Others being defined. It is aimed at all italian art and archaeological museums.
Media Partner and organizational secretary: Venice Design Week
The selection is open to anyone engaged in designing or working with precious metals, gemstones and other materials, also recycled or poor materials. The award’s focus is on contemporary design inspired by ancient design. It is an ideal platform to increase awareness of your brand and get recognition in Italy.
The objects have to be insipired by archeological findings, because of this the designers are invited to choose a work of italian museums with which it can relate. The designer is free to interpret the ancient to produce the contemporary, among the categories of the competition we list some examples that are not exhaustive of all the possibilities: object for the house, object for the table, everyday objects, accessories for the person including jewels.
3) TIME LIMIT
Works must have been completed within the 24 months preceding the closing dates for entries.
4) CLOSING DATES
All entries must be delivered by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
When submitting to the selection keep in mind that your submission will be evaluated primarily on visual appeal, choice of material and craftsmanship. The best practice is to send an editorial main image on white or black background where the product is clearly visible.
Entries cannot be sent by post in the first round. Entries arriving after 20th May 2020 at 2.00pm CET may not be judged. The jury will select the works that has to be delivered at the museum to be indicated by the organization.
Entrants are responsible for the delivery of their work to (and back) the assigned museum.
5) AWARDING CRITERIA and JUDGING
Your final project must be usable. The piece must be your original design.
The best designs are selected according to form, functional and emotional aspects; the objects are considered for their degree of innovation, aesthetic qualities, ergonomics and quality of workmanship.
If you have already entered your piece in another competition, you may also enter in the selection. You will need to let us know if the piece won in another competition.
Judges do their pre-selection and then they reach decisions in consultation with each other. The aims and objectives of the judges are to decide whether an entry is of a high enough standard in craftsmanship and/or design to merit to be exhibited in Venice Design Week. In the event of Judges unable to agree on a unanimous decision, a majority vote will be accepted.
The members of the jury will be the representatives of museums involved, dell’Associazione Arte e Design Venezia, and experts in design.
6) ENTRY PROCEDURE
All completed entries will receive a confirmation email, in three weeks. The deadlines specified are final and there are no extensions. Multiple entries are possible adding 50% of the subscription fee for each object presented after the first one.
Subscription fee: € 60 designers and free for students.
Bank transfer to: Arte e Design Venezia Associazione Culturale
write, please: name and surname or brand – INSTRUMENTA DESIGN
Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.a. filiale 55000 – Piazza Paolo Ferrari, 10 – 20121 Milano Italia
IBAN IT15B0306967684510749163461 BIC BCiTiTMM (only EU bank transfer)
Extra EU residents please contact by mail the organization, it is possible to pay the fee with PayPal or Credit Card or Western Union transfer.
The exhibition at the museums is covered by an insurance for the maximum value of € 1000 for piece. Entrants selected has to insurance there works for the delivery.
Judges will select the designers to exhibit in the exhibition INSTRUMENTADESIGN 2020 between ancient and contemporary. the judges will be able to decide special mentions or additional prizes in addition to the exhibition in the museum. The selected projects will be publicized both locally and nationally. The Venice Design Week platform used for the competition also allows international visibility. Those selected will be able to benefit from exhibitions later than the first and will become part of the Venice Design Week creative community (view the press review).
The judges can decide to give a prize besides the participation in the exhibition.
9) SCHEDULE and DEADLINES
20th May 2020: deadline for the sending to email@example.com of a digital file of your piece, which can be in the form of a drawing, rendering or photograph (a photo of the neutral object on a neutral background and, in case of accessories, a photo of the worn accessory; one picture of the ancient object that inspired you, a text to explain the relation to the theme) finally the subscription fee or document if you are a student.
5th October 2020: jury meeting. In the following days the designers will be notified.
later we will program the exhibition: the selected designers have to send/deliver their work, at the Museo assigned
Judges may not give awards if they consider the quality of the entries to be of insufficient merit.
The exhibition will be open to the public for one month in 2020 or 2021 (with possibility of extension).
The winning works will be exhibited at the discretion of the judges.
12) COLLECTION OF ENTRIES
All entries must be collected from Venice Design Week after the exhibition.
Optional: postal deliveries are recorded separately and Items valued under € 1,000 will be charged € 140 for postage, packing and insurance, payable, in advance, by bank transfer to: Venice Design Week or selected partner. For items above this, additional costs of postage, packing and insurance will be added.
Any entries not collected after the preview dates onwards will incur a charge of € 100 per item per month. Entries not collected within two months following the above date can be disposed of at the discretion of the Venice Design Week.
THE VENICE DESIGN WEEK IS THE ARBITER OF THESE RULES AND THEIR INTERPRETATION IS FINAL.
13) CEREMONY and MEETING WITH DESIGNERS
2020 or 2021: vernissage and ceremony,
during Venice Design Week meeting with the designers. The opening is by invitation only.
The exhibition will be promoted in local and national press, in online portals, in the Venice Design Week social networks. If you want to create personalized postcards or if you are interested in the VDW designer index, you can request for advertising options.
The photos of the projects and a copy of the bank transfer have to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Info mail: email@example.com
tel. +39 348 4545145