Kazakhstani art festival ArtBatFest calls for public arts submissions


The third edition of ArtBatFest is set to run in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 25 to 27 May 2012. The theme of this year’s festival is “2012: The Beginning of the World”, and the organisers of the event are calling for artists who are experienced in creating art for public spaces.

Logo of the 2012 ArtBatFest. Image courtesy ArtBatFest.

From the PDF download on the ArtBatFest website,

The 1st Contemporary Art Festival ArtBatFest was organised in 2010 by a local initiative group of artists and businessmen. In 2011, the festival achieved international scale. The Festival’s direction – Public Art – includes such categories as installations (site-specific art), paintings and graphics, photo and video art, theatre, performance, various music styles. In 2011, the initiative group created the public association Eurasian Cultural Alliance, which will be an official organiser of future ArtBatFest Festivals.

Potential participants: artists, artistic projects from all around the world.

What: open air events: installations, contemporary visual and performing arts, music concerts, etc.

Where: parks, squares, pedestrian streets in Almaty.

When: opening of the Festival will take place May 25 – 27, 2012.

Installations will be placed all over the city between 25 May to 25 June, 2012.

[The Festival] will select participants from all around the world, and underwrites production expenses of installations, as well as accommodation and meals for the participants. Participants should send us an application and their works/projects.

For installations [the event] offers two options for participation:

  • participants provide the festival with the installation’s production specifications (distant participation).
  • participants arrive in Almaty and make installations by themselves.

Please find an application form, terms of participation and installation production requirements on the website of the festival.


Related Topics: art festivals, Kazakhstani art, public art

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