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Wednesday 05.09.2018

15. International Alanya Stone Sculpture Symposium


15. International Alanya Stone Sculpture Symposium
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
http://www.msgsu.edu.tr

Info

September 26th, 2017 – Symposium application deadline; October 5th, 2017 – The announcement of results by e-mail to the applicants; October 31st, 2017- Arrival of artists, and transfer to accomodation; November 1st, 2017 – Opening ceremony.The beginning of the symposium;

Contact

alanyasemp@gmail.com
ömer emre yavuz
00905326310872

Address

http://www.msgsu.edu.tr
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University


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15. INTERNATIONAL ALANYA STONE SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM
2018 SPECIFICATIONS


The International Alanya Stone Sculpture Symposium has taken place since the year 2004, organised by the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and The Alanya Municipality. The aim of the symposium is to contribute to Alanya with quality works of art.

General Conditions

ITEM 1. The International Alanya Stone Sculpture Symposium will take place in Alanya, between 1-30 November 2018.

ITEM 2. The participating artists will be chosen by a jury appointed by the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, with two guest jury members representing the Alanya Municipality. The jury's decision will be based upon the evaluation of the artists' application portfolios. At the end of the symposium, each artist will be given a certificate of participation signed by Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and the Alanya Municipality.

ITEM 3. A total of 10 artists (5 Turkish residents, 5 Non-Turkish residents) will be participating in the symposium. One of these 10 artists will be a member of the academic staff of the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Sculpture Department, who will also be a correspondent between the artists and the symposium committee. If the jury deems appropriate, the participating artists may be less than 10 persons. If an applicant has participated in this symposium in a 5 year period, he/she will lose their right to participate again until the 5 years are completed since his/her participation.

ITEM 4. The material to be used is diabase.

ITEM 5.The theme of the Symposium is 'SEA CREATURES'.

ITEM 6. The sculptures created in the frame of the symposium will remain in the possession of The Alanya Municipality. The Alanya Municipality also holds the rights of exhibiting these sculptures in museums or in temporary exhibitions. The artist will allow filming and other documentation of his/her work and the working process. Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and Alanya Municipality preserve the rights of using this material for publicity purposes.

ITEM 7. The sculptures produced by the artists in the symposium will be placed in a sculpture park being constructed in Alanya, when the park is completed; in positions chosen by the Symposium Committee and The Alanya Municipality.

ITEM 8. The transportation, accomodation and breakfast, lunch and dinner will be arranged by the Alanya Municipality.

ITEM 9. Accomodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner will also be provided by the Alanya Municipality for the symposium participants' companions (limited to one person, staying in the same room as the participating artist). The companions will not be reimbursed for their travel costs, nor will they be paid for their labour, if any.

ITEM 10. Travel expenses for all artists will be covered as follows: economy class plane tickets and transfer from the airport. The Alanya Municipality will provide the plane tickets and send them to the participating artists.

ITEM 11. To each artist who has completed his work in the given time and place will be given a total of 2000€ (TwoThousand Euros) for equipment expenses and copyright. 1000€ (OneThousand Euros) of the total amount will be paid in the first week of the symposium, the remainder will be given after the symposium is completed, along with the certificate of participation.

ITEM 12. The selected artists who notify their desicion not to participate or those who do not show up from the first day of the symposium will lose their right to participate The artists are obligated to remain in the symposium working area during the working hours and they obligated to follow the symposium calendar. In any exceptional situations, the Symposium Committee will have a right to assess the situation.

Application

ITEM 1. The application portfolios, which will be the base of choice for the jury regarding the participating artists, must contain the following:

• Application form;
• Artist's CV (with photograph of artist) not exceeding one A4 page, explaining the
10 most important events the artist has attended, in English or Turkish;
• Visual documentation of the artist's 5 previous works in .jpeg format;
• The sketches, model or the photograph of the model of the proposed artwork for
the symposium, showing different angles, the mounting sketch,and if needed, an
explanation of the quantity and type of additional material to be used in the proposed
artwork;
• If the artist sees necessary, a short explanation of the proposed artwork in English or Turkish;
• E-mail address for communication.

ITEM 2. The application portfolio not excluding 1.5 MB in total, including all of the
documents listed above must be sent to the following address before the 7th of
September, 2017, via email: alanyasemp@gmail.com.

ITEM 3. The documents in the portfolios may be used in press releases, the symposium catalog which will be published at a later date, and similar publications.

Working Conditions

ITEM 1. The Alanya Municipality will provide each artist with a maximum of 2m3 block/blocks of diabase in total, cut in accordance to the artist's dimension specifications. In addition, materials needed for the mounting of the sculpture and the base –if specified in the application portfolio- will be provided by the Municipality. In the event of the usage of additional materials other than for the mounting of the sculpture, the technical solutions and expenses will be in the artist's responsibility.

ITEM 2. The artists should bring along their machines, equipments and tools, and the related expenditure materials.

ITEM 3. . In the event of the usage of additional materials other than for the mounting of the sculpture, the technical solutions and expenses will be in the artist's responsibility.

ITEM 4.The artist will be provided with 220V of electricity, cable systems and a compressor with necessary hoses and shading.

ITEM 5. Each sculpture will be provided two small and one big diamond cutting discs.


ITEM 6. Security officials ensuring the workplace's safety will be on duty day and night.

ITEM 7. Selected artists will be responsible to make their Private Health Insurance (between opening and closing ceremony) for any work related accidents and present it to Symposium Comitee. The Alanya Municipality will determine health officials in case of an emergency.

ITEM 7. The working area will be outdoors. The artists should be prepared for changes in
weather like sudden rain or a heat wave.

ITEM 8. If the participant fails to complete his / her work in the given time limit of the
symposium for any reason, the Symposium Committee, formed by the Alanya Municipality and Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, at its discretion, reserves the right of considering the reason and coming to a desicion on the issue. In case of disagreement, only the courts in İstanbul are authorised to judge.

The Symposium Calendar

• September 26th, 2017 – Symposium application deadline;
• October 5th, 2017 – The announcement of results by e-mail to the applicants;
• October 15th, 2017- Deadline for sending in preferred date of travel.Participating artists must provide their preferred dates of travel, and if being accompanied by someone, their name and other needed details;
• October 31st, 2017- Arrival of artists, and transfer to accomodation;
• November 1st, 2017 – Opening ceremony.The beginning of the symposium;
● November 22nd, 2017 – workshop with children, 20 primary school students;
• December 1st, 2017– Closing ceremony. The delivery of the certificates of
● participation, payment of the copyright sums;
• December 1st, 2017– Departure from Alanya.


The artists who have applied to participate in this symposium have consented to act
on the above principles and regulations