Bologna UNESCO Creative City of Music, in collaboration with IncrediBOL! offers artists in all fields from the UNESCO Creative Cities, the opportunity to exhibit their projects and/or products during the 2016 ‘Bologna Design Week’.
The Bologna Design Week will be held from September 28 to October 1, 2016 (please, visit the website for the full programme: www.bolognadesignweek.com).
The initiative, dedicated to design and organized in thematic routes throughout the city, involves institutions, companies, designers, the University, research institutions, associations and individuals.
What we are looking for:
The theme of this call is PLAY DESIGN: music and design meet
Bologna invites designers and artists from the UNESCO Creative Cities to present one or more projects and/or products displaying the connection between design and music according to different possibilities and fields of application: design of musical instruments, design of spaces dedicated to musical practice, design of objects related to the enjoyment of music, sound design.
What we would like to explore are the innovative ways that design develops, in terms of space, functionality, accessories and objects, when it meets the sound dimension of music.
The UNESCO Creative Cities Network promotes cooperation among cities, enhancing synergies and cross-sector projects of different creative areas, both at a local and international level.
What we offer:
Opportunity to exhibit projects and/or products in Bologna during the 2016 Bologna Design Week, in a historic venue right in the center of Bologna, properly set for the event;
Opportunities to give a lecture/speech workshop – details to be discussed;
Opportunities for promotion, communication and networking;
The costs of travel, accommodation and insurance of the displays shall be borne by the participating cities.
How to participate:
Submit by email at cityofmusic(at)comune.bologna.it a descriptive document (max 2 pages) of the project and/or product including pictures or drawings, and the CV of the participating designer. All documents must be in English or Italian. The selection will be carried out by the Municipality of Bologna: Bologna City of Music in collaboration with Bologna Design Week and IncrediBOL! (Bologna’s Creative Innovation, www.incredibol.net).
The evaluation will take into account the quality of the projects submitted in connection with creativity, professionalism and innovativeness.
Deadline for applicants: 15 July 2016 (new deadline)
Do not hesitate to contact us for more information!
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