minus20degree is now accepting proposals
minus20degree (m20d) - landscape for contemporary art and architecture - is looking for artists in the field of sound art, videoart, performance, theater, installation, or dynamic land art. We are especially interested in long range art forms, art that takes and needs space, art that is mobile or makes the audience move. We also look forward receiving proposals for dynamic sound- and videoart that embraces the snowy landscape as endless projection surface. minus20degree provides outside space for art that is controversial, provocative, but founded. minus20degree is completely independent, thus does not need to please or go easy on the audience.
All art works need to be conceptualized especially for minus20degree.
minus20degree 2022 is dedicated to the overarching theme “REMOTE“. The theme remains undefined for the time being. Applicants have the freedom to conceptualize and interpret the theme in your own way, unaffected by any preconception. By doing this, the theme can slowly take shape during the process and all thoughts of the artists can be included in the official program of minus20degree 2022.
All sites will be outside and exposed to the elements. Temperatures might be as low as minus 20 degree, but it also can rain. Therefore, all artworks must be water and temperature resistant. The amount of snow cannot be predicted. Generally, there are 20-60cm in the valley and up to 150cm on the mountains. Flachau is a village with a large variety of natural and manmade landscapes. It is a highly touristic village with about 2.700 inhabitants that can host over 10.000 tourists. Hotels, ski lifts and ski slopes are very present as elements in the landscape as well as barely touched forests, fields, and mountain tops. The entire valley can potentially be used as site for artistic interventions. For the open call it is not necessary to know the exact location already. Once a project is selected by the jury, the minus20degree team will support the artist to realize the work in the requested landscape or will help to find an alternative setting.
Flachau in Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/bxKTT1VCD2eMZrK78
*Please keep in mind that if you choose a very remote location, visitors might not be able to see your artwork live.
- Artist fee: € 1.000,-
- Production budget: up to € 1600,-
- Travel budget: up to €400,-
- Up to 6 nights’ accommodation
- (arrangements for longer stays can be made)
- Support from the team throughout m20d22
- Technical support
- Professional documentation of the work
*Applicants are welcome to apply / bring additional funding from other sources to support their proposal.
how to apply
Application is open to individuals, pairs or groups at any stage of their career. Applicants must be over 18. Please send the following in a single pdf to email@example.com before the 14th of July 2021.
1. A written proposal clearly and concisely describing the project you wish to produce, the ideas behind it and how the budget will be spent. (max. 2 A4)
2. Visualizations and a technical explanation of the intervention / artwork. (max 2 A4)
3. Contact details including name, phone number and website address.
*Proposals that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.
** Proposals must be original projects developed for minus20degree.