ABOUT ARTROOMS ROMA – OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
Artrooms Roma 2018 takes place at the iconic Church Palace Hotel, right off Via Aurelia in Rome, Italy, from the 2nd March to the 4th March 2018. Over three days, we will host more than 100 artists from all over the world chosen by a prestigious selection committee.
Before applying, you need to understand which is the right section for you:
- Video Art
- Sculpture Park (Outdoors)
18/24 sq mtr hotel rooms. Artists are invited to transform the rooms into studios or create an installation and play with the space to highlight their work. You are allowed to do anything that is legal and non-permanent. There are also other exhibition spaces: public areas within the hotel including the main lobby and the park.
Hangings & Display
Rooms have spaces already prepared for hanging and several desks to display artwork. The average size for paintings and photography is approx 100 x 150cm. Larger work can be displayed in the room but not hanged on walls. You cannot drill into the units. The Maintenance Team will help during the set up.
You are allowed to use as a display: desks, coffee tables, beds, bedside tables, sofas and all the room furniture. Just please be careful and protect the surfaces. If you need additional displays for sculptures, please consider to bring your own plinths.
Heavy or extra size works need to be approved by the organisers.
Each room has a TV than can be connected to a laptop or USB key.
The Video Art section will take place at the Auditorium Cinema Bachelet. Covering an area of 400sqm, the auditorium can seat 550 guests and is equipped with sophisticated audio and visual multimedia services, dedicated wireless internet connections and a Dolby surround system 7.1.
The Sculpture Park will be a wide outdoors area within the premises of The Church Palace Hotel.
All applications are examined by the Selection Committee which includes top experts in the Arts industry.
The list of successful applicants will be published on our website on the 5th January 2018.
To apply for any of the sections mentioned above, you need to register on this website and pay an application fee of € 20.
If you wish to pay by bank transfer or you experience any problem with the registration please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all 3 sections, artists must be free of any exclusive agreement with an Italian gallery.
Only for the Rooms section, artists must attend the fair.
All media and artists from all backgrounds are accepted.
If selected, you will be able to sell your work during the fair. The Artrooms Fair will ask 30% commission on all sales.
All other expenses, such as travels, accommodation (apart from those artists invited to exhibit in the rooms and the ones exhibiting at the sculpture park) and shipment of the works are at the artist’s cost.
Shall you need financial support, please consider a crowdfunding campaign – we will be glad to support you and spread the word among our network.
Rooms – 50 artists will be selected for this section. Each artist will benefit of a free of charge room to turn into an exhibition space. Artists are also allowed to sleep in their “exhibition room” for the whole duration of the fair including the set-up day.
Video Art – 20 artists will be selected for this section. Artists are not required to attend the fair.
Sculpture Park – 10 artists will be selected for this section. Artists are invited to present their works for 3 months at the Church Palace Hotel’s park; either sculptures or installations are accepted. Please note these will be displayed outdoors. Artists will be provided with accommodation during 2 nights for the set-up and 1 night for the take down.
WHY REGISTER FOR ARTROOMS?
After working hard to build a collection of art, it’s time for you to get noticed. Here’s how ARTROOMS can help…
Build a Following
Your art will be shared multiple times across our social networks giving you the chance to grow your social following.
Entry into the People’s Choice Award
Automatic entry into our People’s Choice Award and visitors can vote on their favourite artist for automatic entry into the show.
Gallery Affiliation Programme
Your work will be shared with major UK and International Galleries through our Gallery Programme.
Once you have paid the fee, you will be able to log in and start your application. We will ask information about yourself and your work, so have all materials ready!
After selecting the section you will be submitting your application into, the first field you need to complete is the “Project”. Please use this section to describe your exhibition layout, your installation, your site-specific proposal or the nature of the work you want us to evaluate. Please note that this information will be published on our website. This is the most important part of your application, so take your time and tell us all about it! Once you have done this, the rest is easy!
We will ask you your biography, exhibition list and 3 images of your work. Please note if you are working on a new project, you can upload images of previous works. Please make sure that your images have a resolution of 72dpi. Images should have a size between 600 – 1200 pixels.