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1. THE CALL
Associação Cultural Videobrasil, CNPJ 66.515.487/0001-53, and Sesc São Paulo, CNPJ 03.667.884/0001-20, make public the opening of submissions for the selection of artists to participate in the 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil (Festival), to take place from October 3rd, 2017 to January 14th, 2018, at Sesc 24 de Maio and at Galpão VB (São Paulo, Brasil).
2. OBJECT
The object of this call is the submission of artists with work(s) of any nature, born or residing for 5 (five) years or more in the countries of the Global South or in the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP), excluding the countries listed in item 10.5 of this call.
2.1 Artist or Group
  • 2.1.1 Applications by artists or groups of artists (including two or more individuals, with no difference between duo, trio, collective, etc.) born or residing in countries belonging to the Global South and countries of Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP).
  • 2.1.2 Application for Individual Authorship does not exclude the possibility of the same artist to participate in Collective Authorship(s), by creating a different user.
  • 2.1.3 In the case of Collective Authorship, at least one artist must be born or must be residing in one of the countries contemplated by this call for at least 05 (five) years. It is necessary to define one representative to be responsible for communication with Festival organizers. In case the group is selected, it is compulsory for all members to sign the contract.
  • 2.1.4 At any moment, the artist or group may be asked for proof of authenticity of any information presented to the Festival organizers, and proof of documents, location and period of residency at the address declared by the artist in the application form. Lack of presentation of these documents may imply in disqualification of the submission.
2.2 Work(s)
  • 2.2.1 Work(s) will be accepted – with no restrictions to artistic language, theme or media, whether or not new.
  • 2.2.2 The artist or group may register up to 2 (two) Work(s) for participation in the 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil. The Curatorial and Selection Comittee also reserves the right to consider other Works presented in the portfolio offered in the application form. The choice will be validated by the artist or group before announcing the selection.

    Note: Works selected by the Curatorial Committee based on the portfolio will undergo prior triage to verify their availability and viability of participation. These Works must follow the rules proposed in items 5.2 and 8.1 of this call.

  • 2.2.3 Ownership of the intellectual property rights and copyright of the Work(s) nominated is of sole and unique responsibility of the artist or group, including the image, voice and third party copyright. In case of submission of video Work(s), the artist or group must be prepared to supply a high quality copy for compliance with items 5.2 and 8.1 of this call.
3. SUBMISSIONS
  • 3.1 The deadline to submit enrolments is November 17th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. (UTC−2). Submissions finished after this deadline will not be accepted.
  • 3.2 Submission implies in full acceptance of the norms contained herein, including the need for the artist or group members to sign the contract after selection. Noncompliance with the clauses herein may result in disqualification of the artist or group.
  • 3.3 Submission is free and solely on the internet, respecting the guides and phases below:
    3.3.1 The entry

    The artist or group representative must register an user e­mail address and password on the Festival registration platform. This information will be requested every time the artist or group wants to change or view information regarding entry.

    The information inserted in the form may be saved, allowing for completion at any moment. Modifications may be made up to agreement with the Terms of Commitment and submission of the form.

    Attention:

    Each registered user may enroll up to 2 (two) Works, which may only be sent simultaneously.

    3.3.2 Authorship
    The information of the artist or group must be sent in accordance with the following:
    • a) Personal information about artist or group representative (name, address, contact number);
    • b) Short biography of artist or group [up to 1,000 characters], including main exhibitions, artistic residencies, awards, scholarships and presence in collections, among others;
    • c) Resume of the artist or group (in PDF, TXT, DOC format, 2 MB at the most). In case of a group, it is desirable for the resume of each member to be sent;
    • d) Artist or group’s portfolio (that is, photographic records, texts or prints in general that show production, in PDF or DOC format, 10 MB at the most]. In the case of a group with a recent journey, it is desirable for the portfolio of each member to be sent.
    3.3.3 Information about the Work(s)
    During registration, technical data regarding the Work(s) must be informed, providing specific details and other information to help understanding, according to the items below:
    • a) Technical data (title, series, country and year of production, type of Work – category or main format);
    • b) Presentation text (1,500 characters at the most). It is necessary to inform whether the Work was previously exhibited, specifying the place and year of exhibition;
    • c) Technical information, including assembly proposal and technical sketch, specifications for handling, maintening and conserving, list of equipment necessary for assembly, scenography, and technical design, etc.
    Attention:
    • I. It is essential that video and/or audio Works present links to the full file in online platforms like Vimeo (www.vimeo.com), YouTube (www.youtube.com) or others. In case the link is restricted, the user and password must be provided. Works that are not in Portuguese or English must be subtitled in English.
    • II. The links must remain available until March 2017.
    • III. The Festival agrees not to publicize or forward the links.
    3.3.4 Complementary material
    Documents and/or relevant illustrated complementary material for analysis of the Work(s) enrolled and the journey of the artist or group, such as a description of the concept; a list of dialogues, screenplay or script (for video Works or performative arts) may be included in DOC, TXT or PDF format in the area reserved for Attachments.

    Complementary images may be attached in formats JPG, PNG or TIFF, at a maximum total of 10 MB. The images must ideally have dimensions between 10 × 15 cm and 21 × 27 cm, with 300 dpi resolution. In the case of series or polyptych, insert a selection of representative images.

    Attention:
    • I. The attachments do not eliminate the need to fully fill out the fields of the entry form;
    • II. After selection, the attached files of artists and groups which were not selected will be excluded from any database of Associação Cultural Videobrasil and of its partners.
  • 3.4 Confirmation of Entry
    • 3.4.1 After filling out all fields, the artist or person responsible for the group should accept the Terms of Commitment to confirm entry, implying in full and unrestricted agreement with the conditions established in this call.
    • 3.4.2 Entries not fully filled out or in languages other than Portuguese and English will not be considered.
    • 3.4.3 Each entry will generate a record number and a confirmation e-mail which must be kept by the artist or person responsible for the group. Only those in possession of this number will be considered registered.
    • 3.4.4 The Festival is not responsible for entries not received for technical reasons: communication failures, congestion of communication lines or any other factors that make impossible the transfer of data or access to files available on the site.
4. CURATORIAL COMITTEE AND SELECTION PROCESS
  • 4.1 The Curatorial and Selection Committee for the 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil will select up to 50 artists or groups. The final decision is irrevocable, and there is no appealing the result.
  • 4.2 The Curatorial Committee will analyze the Works considering their closeness with the matters that guide this edition, stated in the call and their technical and spatial viability. Preference will be granted to the participation of works never shown in São Paulo.
  • 4.3 The selection result will be disclosed in March 2017, on the sites of the Associação Cultural Videobrasil and Sesc São Paulo. Artists and groups selected will be notified by e-mail.
  • 4.4 The selected Works must be exclusive for exhibition in São Paulo from announcement of those selected to the end of the Festival, and cannot be exhibited or participate in any other event during said period. The artist or group is responsible for these matters. Noncompliance with the agreements determined herein may result in disqualification of the artist or group.
5. PARTICIPATION AND GRANTING OF RIGHTS OF SELECTED WORKS
5.1 General
  • 5.1.1 Artists and groups selected will receive a gross value of R$ 2,500.00 (two thousand five hundred Brazilian Reais, subject to tax according to the legislation in Brazil) as remuneration for the granting of the rights of the Work(s) provided in item 5.2.
  • 5.1.2 The artist or group guarantees availability of the Work(s) to present in the Festival, including the rights provided in items 5.2.1 and 9 below, and it is responsibility of the organizers to determine what measures will be taken in case of abandonment.
  • 5.1.3 In case the rights of the Work selected, as provided in items 5.2.1 and 9, do not belong to the artist or group, the presentation of a loan authorization signed by the Work’s owner is mandatory.
  • 5.1.4 It is responsibility of the artist or group to make the Work(s) selected for exhibition available during the Festival period and later participation in itinerant versions.
  • 5.1.5 Festival organizers will be responsible for transport and insurance of the Works in the “door to door” modality, as well as guaranteeing integrity during the period in which they are in the exhibition.
  • 5.1.6 It is the artist or group’s responsibility to select a single address for collection of the Work(s) within the deadline mentioned below. For international collection, the Work(s) must be available starting in August 2017. For domestic collection, the Work(s) must be available starting in September 2017.

    Note: Any extra expenses resulting from lack of precision in the information provided or lack of observation of transport deadlines agreed on with organizers will be covered by the participant.

  • 5.1.7 It is responsibility of the artist or group to provide complementary information to comply with production demands for content and promotion of the Festival, including interviews, photographs, images and statements within the deadline/schedule defined by organizers at the time of announcement of the works selected.
  • 5.1.8 Artists and groups selected will be invited to participate in the Festival opening week, as well as in activities in the Public Programs, debates and meetings or presentations to specific audiences.
5.2 Selected Video Works and performances
  • 5.2.1 It is obligation of the artist or group whose video Work is selected for participation in the Festival to provide 01 (one) high quality exhibition copy. The exhibition copy delivered to Associação Cultural Videobrasil (Videobrasil) will become part of the Historical Archive of the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil (Videobrasil Historical Archive), and the institution will be able to use it for consultation, studies and research in its own video library; promotion and broadcasting of excerpts and frames, fragments and images of the Work, artist, and Festival, throughout the country and abroad, not for profit; as well as public exhibition, in context with its principles and finalities, always connected to the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil.
  • 5.2.2 In case of the artist selected to present a performance, it is clear from now that video records of the Work will become part of Videobrasil Collection, with uses provided in item 8.1 below.
6. PRESENTATION OF THE SELECTED WORKS
  • 6.1 It is full responsibility of Festival organizers, through its Curatorial Committee, to define the presentation of Works, taking into consideration specifications sent by the artist or group at the moment of registration.
  • 6.2 The Work(s) selected must be complete and ready for installation, and artist or group is responsible for taking on all responsibility for costs associated to production. Considered exceptions are installations, performative arts and actions with the audience.
  • 6.3 It is responsibility of the Festival to promote assembly and disassembly of Works in the exhibition space. All instructions for installation/removal must be included in the registration form. Complementary instructions may be requested and should be forwarded in advance, within the deadline established by Festival organizers.
  • 6.4 Works that, according to Festival organizers, require special treatment will have their assembly/disassembly as responsibility of the artist or representative of the selected group, and they should be present and agree to comply with the schedule to be defined by Festival organizers.
  • 6.5 In case of performative arts proposals and actions with the public, program will be defined with the Curatorial Committee after the announcement of those selected.
7. AWARD
The award will be granted by two separate juries, chosen by the Artistic Direction of the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil. Its decision is sovereign and irrevocable.
7.1 Acquisition Awards
  • 7.1.1 An international jury made up of professionals connected to contemporary art circuit will grant:
    • I) 03 (three) Acquisition Awards to artists with video Works, each for a total of R$ 25,000.00 (twenty-five thousand Brazilian Reais, subject to tax, in accordance with the current Brazilian legislation).
    • II) The jury may also grant up to 02 (two) Honorary Mentions.
  • 7.1.2. Works contemplated with Acquisition Awards will automatically become part of Sesc Brazilian Art Collection.
  • 7.1.3 Video Works whose property rights and authorship rights do not belong to the artist or group will not run for the Acquisition Award.
7.2 Residency Prizes
  • 7.2.1 An international jury including representatives of artistic residency institutions that are partners with the Festival will grant:

    05 (five) Residency Prizes to benefit from in the two years after the Festival (January 2018 / September 2019), for a period of 08 (eight) weeks, at the Festival’s residency partners. Airfare, accommodation, and per diems are included.

  • 7.2.2 In case a group of artists is awarded, only one representative must be named to benefit from the Residency Prize.
  • 7.2.3 In case a group of artists is awarded, only one representative must be named to benefit from the Residency Prize.
  • 7.2.4 Contemplated Works
    I) Video works contemplated within the Residency Prize will automatically integrate Videobrasil Collection, with the granting of rights and uses provided below.
    II) In case of Works in other media that do not include video, records of the Work (photo and videographic) will become part of Videobrasil Collection, with the granting of rights and uses provided in item 8.1 below.
    7.2.5 Works produced during the artistic residency
    I) All Work produced during the period in which the artist or group makes use of the artistic residency must include the credits below in an exclusive screen (in case of video), on wall texts and in publications connected to the event in which the work is being exhibited, or in case of promotion of the Work itself. The credits must be accompanied by the logos of Associação Cultural Videobrasil and of the institution in which the artistic residency that resulted in the Work(s) took place.

    “This Work is the result of the Residency Prize granted at the 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil”.

    II) In the case of video Work(s), it/they will automatically integrate Videobrasil Collection, with the granting of rights and uses provided in item 8.1. below.

    III) In case of Works in other media that do not include video, records of the Work (photo and videographic) will become part of Videobrasil Collection, with the granting of rights and uses provided below.

7.3 Southern Panoramas Trophy
  • 7.3.1 Awarded artists and groups will receive the Southern Panoramas Trophy, developed by renowned Brazilian artists in prior editions of the Festival.
  • 7.3.2 In case of group awards, only one trophy will be granted per group.
7.4 Special Awards
  • 7.4.1 The Festival organizers may grant Special Awards in partnership with other collaborators, to be announced later.
7.5 General Provisions
  • 7.5.1 The award result will be disclosed at a ceremony during the Festival opening week.
  • 7.5.2 The award-winning Works must be available to organizers to participate in the 20th Festival Itinerant Show for one year after the end of the Festival.
8. GRANT OF RIGHTS TO VIDEOBRASIL COLLECTION
  • 8.1. It is irrevocable and unconditional responsibility of the artist(s) or group to provide 01 (one) high-quality video copy of the Work(s) contemplated or resulting from the Residency Prize (Works), as well as the copyrights and image rights of said works. The copy provided to Associação Cultural Videobrasil (Videobrasil) will become part of Videobrasil Collection, and the institution may, aligned with its principles and finalities, promote and make the content available in public or private video casts, websites and systems for digital or fixed audiovisual promotion, as well as making it available in full or in part, broadcast, rebroadcast and promote it for purely cultural purposes, institutional and/or for promotion and broadcasting of the Works, in full or in part, as well as making them available for private or over-the-air television channels, throughout the country and abroad, and/or to promote public screenings at exhibitions organised by the institution itself; by partners in galleries or third party events; as well at Videobrasil Collection's shows itself.
  • 8.2. In case the Work(s) resulting from the Artistic Residency Award do not include video, it will be responsibility of the artist to grant the rights to recording the Work (picture and video) for the use provided in item 8.1 above.
9. GRANT OF RIGHTS TO VIDEOBRASIL HISTORICAL ARCHIVE
Each and any record of a Work selected, awarded, and/or resulting from the Artistic Residency Award (photo and videographic) will become part of the Historical Archive of the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil (Videobrasil Historical Archive), and the institution will be able to use it for consultation, studies and research in its own video library; promotion and broadcasting of excerpts and frames, fragments and images of the Work, artist, and Festival, throughout the country and abroad, not for profit; as well as public exhibition, in context with its principles and finalities, always connected to the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil.
10. IMPEDIMENTS FOR ENTRY
The participation of the following is not allowed:
  • 10.1 Employees and interns at Sesc São Paulo and Associação Cultural Videobrasil or their relatives (spouses, companions, dependents, relatives up to third degree, and such);
  • 10.2 Members of the Curatorial Committee and their relatives (spouses, companions, dependents, relatives up to third degree, and such).
  • 10.3 Natural or legal people hired for promotion of the Festival.
  • 10.4 Works produced as a result of Artistic Residency Award granted in other editions of the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil.
  • 10.5 Artists born and resident in the following countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Monaco, Norway, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican, Japan, the United States and Canada, this being the exception mentioned in item 2 of this call.

Attention: Registration of people who are banned according to previous criteria will be cancelled in any phase of selection.

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