联系人：何东安 电话 0731-85286152 陈慕宇 电话18942500648
Arts Against COVID-19: Hunan Calls forArtworks from Overseas Fine Artists, Calligraphers and Photographers for NewExhibition
Hunan Province has a long history and playsan important part in Chinese culture, with unique regional characteristics andcharm. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, people in Hunan haveunited and responded positively and calmly. The Hunanese spirit is one thatcares for the world, and dares to think big. In the fight against this virus,theory is being put into practice with a novel campaign. In this spirit, theHunan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism plans to host anexhibition with the theme 「Arts against COVID-19」, calling for artworks from overseas fine artists, calligraphers andphotographers. The aim is to encourage people in Hunan to fight against theepidemic, and show the outpouring of support for China from overseas Chineseand international friends. The exhibition will be divided into twocategories: an online media exhibition, and a touring exhibition, in cities athome and abroad. The details are as follows:
Overseas Chinese and international artistsand amateurs in fine arts, calligraphy and photography.
The theme should focus on the fight againstCOVID-19, either reflecting touching moments and moving deeds incontrolling the virus, or works that show Hunan culture and tourism, such asnatural scenery, folk customs and cultural heritage.
The exhibition will be divided intotwo stages. The first stage is an online exhibition, focusing on theanti-virus artworks. Outstanding works will be selected throughexpert appraisal, then exhibited on the Chinese and international stage throughvarious media channels. For the second stage, touring exhibitions will set offwith the outstanding works selected from the first stage, including theoriginal works from the artists.
1.Submission window: February 26th,2020 to May 30th, 2020
2.Online exhibition: March 5th, 2020 to May30th, 2020
3.Touring Exhibition: Exhibitions willbe held in various cities at home and abroad, once the epidemic haspassed.
Any work selected for the online exhibitionwill be granted a commemorative award, among which the top 20 works willreceive an honorary certificate. The creators of the top 20 works will beinvited to attend the opening ceremony of the 2020 Hunan International CulturalTourism Festival. The artists who receive honorary certificates, along with aguest/assistant, will also receive a free tour within Hunan. Travel costs inHunan will be covered by the Hunan Provincial Department of Culture andTourism (please note international transportation costs are notincluded). Artists who receive honorary certificates will also begranted two 「2020 Splendid Hunan Travel Cards」, worth ¥5,800 (roughly US$830) each.
VI. Submission Requirements
1.E-mail submissions only for the firststage. Physical submissions will not be accepted until explicitly requested bythe organizer.
2.Electronic versions of fine art andcalligraphy shall be submitted for evaluation, and the original works shall besent only after receiving a selection notice from the organizer.
3. Photographic works should bedirectly submitted with clear picture data. Either single or group photos,color or black-and-white. Group photos should be 4 to 12 per group, in jpgformat, no less than 300dpi resolution and over 3,500 pixels on its longestside.
4.Size requirement for original fine artand calligraphy: For fine art (including Chinese painting, oilpainting, engraving, watercolor), the longest side of the inner frame ofthe original work should not exceed 120cm.
Calligraphy (including sealcutting) and Chinese painting should be no more than 8 square feet (248cm x 120cm),vertical, with no mounting required.
5.Submitted works must be original,with complete copyright, and not infringe any third party’s legitimate rights,such as copyrights, portrait rights, reputation rights, privacy rights,etc. Any dispute caused by the above matters will lead to disqualificationfrom the evaluation, and the legal liability arising from it shall beborne by the artist.
6.The organizer has the right to research,photograph, video, publish and publicize the exhibited works with nofurther payment. It promises not to use any artwork for commercialpurposes.
7.The works selected for the touringexhibition must be delivered directly by the artist (via courier or mail, atthe artist』s own expense).
It is recommended that the artist insurethe artwork before sending it to the exhibition. The delivery must be properlypacked to prevent any damage and loss during shipment.
8.After the exhibition, the work will bereturned to the artist.
9.The right to interpret this draft noticebelongs to the Hunan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism. Allcontributors shall be deemed to have agreed to all provisions of this notice.
VII. Contact Information
1.Submission email: firstname.lastname@example.org.The subject of the email should be marked 「country +author + work name」, and the application form should besent together to the email address as well.
2.Postal address: Hunan Provincial Museumof Culture. No.69 Shanmuchong West Road, Tianxin District, Changsha City, HunanProvince, China.
Postal Code: 410000
Contact : He Dong』an Contact : Chen Muyu
Phone: 0731-85286152 Phone:18942500648
Hunan Provincial Department of Culture andTourism
February 26th , 2020