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October 22nd 2020 – February 28th 2021
Opening Days October 22-25, 2020
Republic of San Marino

Mediterranea 19 Young Artists Biennale

School of Waters

curated by A Natural Oasis? A Transnational Research Programme

Open call for participants

Deadline January 26th 8pm – Italian time

Graphic concept by Theodoulos Polyviou

BJCEM, the State Secretariat for Education and Culture, the Cultural Institutes of the Republic of San Marino and the University of the Republic of San Marino, announce the launch of MEDITERRANEA 19 Young Artists Biennale, a transnational Biennale, which will take place in the Republic of San Marino from October 2020 to February 2021 under the title School of Waters.
MEDITERRANEA 19 – School of Waters is dedicated to artists, writers and researchers under 35 (born from January 1st 1984) coming from or based within a constellation of territories related to the Mediterranean Sea. In this geopolitical frame, MEDITERRANEA 19 – School of Waters aims to reflect on exchanges and hybridizations as well as on crossed diasporas in the Mediterranean globalized space. Disseminated in different venues in the Republic of San Marino, MEDITERRANEA 19 is curated by the third edition of A Natural Oasis? A Transnational Research Programme (2018-2020):

Senior Curators
Alessandro Castiglioni, Italy; Simone Frangi, Italy/France (founders and directors of A Natural Oasis?);

Curatorial Board
Theodoulos Polyviou, Cyprus/UK; Denise Araouzou, Cyprus/Spain; Panos Giannikopoulos, Greece; Angeliki Tzortzakaki, Greece/Netherlands; Nicolas Vamvouklis, Greece/Italy; Giulia Gregnanin, San Marino/UK; Giulia Colletti, Italy/UK (Research Fellows of A Natural Oasis? 2018-2020)

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

What are artists expected to present?
Artists are expected to present a project, an on-going research or an accomplished one, coherent with the curatorial concept of the Biennale (not only strictly related to the themes treated but especially with the working methodology and the perspective expressed in the call).

Is the proposal binding?
No, the proposal is not binding. It is useful to permit the curators to deeply know the artist’s research and analyse the quality of the candidature. Once selected, the artists will be in a dialogue with the curators and the partners, in order to define the working path toward the Biennale.

Which are the eligible countries? And why?
The eligible countries are: Albania, Algeria, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Nordic region (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Faroe Islands), Palestine, Republic of San Marino, Serbia, Syria, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, UK. The reason some countries are present and other not, is related with BJCEM members or external partners that are able to support the artists’ attendance to the Biennale. The condition of participation of Spain is still under discussion; no call is open.

Do I need a passport to apply?
No, you can insert in the application form both a passport or a valid id card.
Passport will be requested only to the selected participants that will need a visa to come to San Marino.

Mediterranea 19 Young Artists Biennale School of Waters

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BJCEM, Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, is an international Network founded in Sarajevo on July 2001. The Association has been created with the aim of giving an institutional frame and an organised management to the Biennale, event held for the first time in 1985 in Barcelona. Nowadays, the Network is composed by 52 members from 18 Countries gathering public bodies, state departments, foundations, municipalities, independent associations, cultural institutions. BJCEM has established collaborations with partners all over Europe, Middle East, Africa and more widely with organizations and projects focused on the Mediterranean Diaspora. BJCEM is member of the Anna Lindh Foundation and the Culture Action Europe network.
The aim of the Network is to create opportunities of training, mobility, exchange, mutual understanding, intercultural dialogue and collaboration among young artists.
Among the activities that BJCEM organises, the most important is the Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, an event that gathers together hundreds of young artists in a different city, showcasing their art in the various disciplines, such as cinema, music, food, art, theatre, dance and literature. BJCEM organised 18 Biennials throughout its 30 years activities: Barcelona (1985), Thessaloniki (1986), Barcelona (1987), Bologna (1988), Marseille (1990), Valencia (1992), Lisbon (1994), Turin (1997), Rome (1999), Sarajevo (2001), Athens (2003), Naples (2005), Puglia (2008), Skopje (2009), Thessaloniki / Rome (2011), Ancona (2013), Milan (2015) and Tirana/Durres (2017), involving more than 10.500 young artists and over 750.000 visitors.

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