OPEN CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
10 Commissions will be offered to International artists
On the 8th of April 2021 we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the groundbreaking 1st
World Romany Congress which took place in London in 1971 and which has been a
milestone of the International Romany Movement. Arts and Culture have been a strong
inspiration for the political movement of Sinti and Roma and continue to play an essential
role as a form of civic expression as well as a strategy of emancipation and cultural
On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the 1st World Romany Congress, OBLIQUE
ARTS, Foundation Kai Dikhas in cooperation with the European Roma Institute for Arts
and Culture (ERIAC) are happy to announce an international competition for Roma artists,
performers, writers and other arts and cultural producers to submit a proposal for arts
inspired by the World Romany Congress.
How to participate?
Roma arts and culture creatives, inclusive of all art forms, are invited to
submit a one-page proposal and, up to 4 images at 300 dpi, via. email or
WeTransfer, or videos no longer than 4 mins (or edited sample of longer
pieces), describing the art inspired by the 1st World Romany Congress. The
organisers welcome contemporary arts, including performance, musical
compositions, poetry or creative writing etc. An International Jury will offer 10
commissions to International artists for the development of their idea.
Each selected contributor will receive an endowment of €300, sponsored by
the Arts Council England & Foundation Kai Dikhas.
The commissioned pieces will be featured in a special commemorative online
exhibition, part of a global program celebrating 1st World Romany Congress
which presents contributions from all across Europe, as well as from India
and the Americas. We hope to be able to show the actual work later in the
year subject to gallery considerations around Covid-19.
Deadline for submission
Submissions until March 15th to:!!firstname.lastname@example.org
Jury Open Call
Isaac Blake, Beverly Carpenter, ERIAC Barvalipe Academy members Miguel Angel Vargas,
Curators Exhibitions Programme
Beverley Carpenter & Moritz Pankok
in Cooperation with the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC),
Gallery 198, London & Foundation Kai Dikhas, Berlin
Supported by Arts Council England