May 18, 2006 - Madrid Abierto - Call for entries
May 18, 2006

Call for entries


Limit Date: 31st May 2006
Director: Jorge Díez
Curator: Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes
Coordinators: RMS La Asociación

For more information:
E-mail: abierto [​at​]

After the wide reception of its three previous editions, the program of public art MADRID ABIERTO opens its call for proposals for 2007. The program will produce a series of interventions of ephemeral or temporary character in the center of Madrid that will be selected among the submissions received from these international opened call. For the first time, we include a specific call for sound works and audio-visual works.


1. The aim of this summon is to select for realization a maximum of ten artistic projects of temporary or short-term/ephemeral character, including two specific projects for the buildings of the Casa de América and the Círculo de Bellas Artes (images of both façades in ), which will join Madrid Abierto together with other invited projects and with sonorous and audio-visual works selected for its emission for Radio 3 and for the circuit of the underground channel, Canal Metro
2. The interventions will develop in Madrid, coinciding with ARCO, in February 2007 inside the axes of the Paseo de La Castellana Paseo del Prado boulevard and Puerta de Alcalá Gran Vía street.
3. You may submit individual or group projects (for group projects you must name a representative). This call is open to artists of any nationality.

4. A) Each project must include:
Curriculum Vitae of no more than 2.000 characters and a photocopy of passport or an equivalent document of the author or authors of the project.

Description of the project with an extension not superior to 4.000 characters.

A maximum of six outlines or images of the project in jpg format with a maximum resolution of 72 ppp.

Description of the assembly system and technical requirements.

Approximate and itemized budget, including details of the concepts which may be able to be self-financed.

Each file have to be compatible with PC. The files that are sent from a MACINTOSH have to have the corresponding extension (doc, xls, pdf, jpg, tif…).

In case of not receiving all the information previously detailed the project will be dismissed.

Maximum funding for each selected project is 12.000 euros, including the travel expenses, housing, production, transport and assembly, author or authors fees (maximum of 2.000 Euros) and all applicable taxes.

B) The sonorous and audio-visual works must include:
Curriculum Vitae of no more than 2.000 characters and a photocopy of passport or an equivalent document of the author or authors of the project.

Description of the project with an extension not superior to 4.000 characters.

The audio-visual works for the circuit of the underground channel (Canal Metro) will have a maximum of 2 minutes duration, and can be sent in any digital format (AVI, MOV, WMW, SWF) for the selection process. The works selected by the jury should be sent on format DVD, miniDV, Betacam SP or VCPRO. The sonorous works will be broadcasted in Radio 3, will have a maximum of 10 minutes duration and should be send in CD format.

The selected works will receive 600 Euros and a copy of the master will be part of Madrid Abierto´s public file, with a web location in, previous agreement with the authors.
5. Projects should be sent by e-mail to:, before the 31st of May, 2006 (or by standard post to: Fundación Altadis-Madrid Abierto, calle Barquillo, nº 7, 28004 Madrid, Spain).

6. The commission of selection, presided by the programme director Jorge Díez, it will be integrated by: Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes (Madrid Abierto 2007 curator), Cecilia Andersson, Guillaume Desanges and Ramon Parramon. Casa de América and Círculo de Bellas Artes will designate a representative for the selection of the project that will shelter every institution.

The commission will choose a maximum of ten projects, evaluating the quality and viability of the proposals, as well as the total reversibility of the projects. As we are dealing with projects that will occupy public areas, it will be essential to obtain the corresponding authorisation from the municipal authorities for their installation, that will be managed by Madrid Abierto.

If the selected projects make any use of third party images, the artists must provide the express authorisation of the owners of these images for their use in the project.
7. Madrid Abierto reserves the right of publication and reproduction of the selected projects for all case relating to the promotion of the programme, and shall incorporate all generated documentation into its documentary resources and public archives. The projects and works selected shall be the property of the authors and the promoting institutions shall have a preferential right to their possible purchase.

8. Participation in this call implies total acceptance of the rules.

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