Centrale Festival 11 invites young artists working with photography and video art to apply for the eleventh edition of the festival dedicated to contemporary image that will take place in Fano, in the heart of the central-Italian region of Marche, from 7 to 30 June 2019. Artists of all nationalities born after the 1st of January 1989 can submit their projects. The works will be selected by a committee flanked by Luca Panaro, artistic director of Centrale Festival, and by Marcello Sparaventi, president of Associazione Culturale Centrale Fotografia. Each member of the jury will select one or more authors among the submitted proposals and will propose a curatorial project which he will follow personally, thus promoting the exchange between people and entities involved. ?

The subject of the call is open. Photography or video art projects that make an original and attentive contribution to contemporary artistic research will be selected. Special regard will be reserved to works providing non-traditional display solutions that can interact in an original manner with the space. Artists are therefore encouraged to send, if available, images documenting previous installations of the works or potential installation solutions.?

The selection committee is composed of professionals working in different fields of contemporary art (such as curators, artists, and gallery owners), who are particularly active in promoting the research of emerging authors. Each member of the jury will develop a different curatorial project hosted in the spaces of the Malatesta Fortress. By selecting one or more artists, each member can choose to curate a personal or a collective exhibition.

The selection committee consists of:

Irene Guandalini (curator and independent researcher)
Claudia L√∂ffelholz (manager of The School of Advanced Studies FONDAZIONE MODENA ARTI VISIVE - Fondazione Fotografia)
Marco Paltrinieri (member of the Discipula artistic collective)
Monica Poggi (Chippendale Studio coordinator)
Matilde Scaramellini and Elena Vaninetti (curatorial duo of Twenty14 Contemporary)

To apply to Centrale Festival 11, send the following material in a single pdf file to centralefestival@gmail.com:
  • Project description (max.1000 characters).
  • Images (enough to understand the project; including images of previous installations or potential set up projects, if present).
  • Link in case of video work (with the complete video or with an exemplary extract of the work).
  • Biography of the artist (max.1000 characters)
  • Participation form filled in all its parts
  • Identity card
Participation to the call is free.

Event informations

June 7-30, 2019
Opening June 7-8-9, 2019

Rocca Malatestiana, Fano (Marche, Italy)