Festival Station Narva announced an open call for urban art competition

Music and city festival Station Narva, scheduled to take place on 5 – 7 August in Narva, has launched an open call for an urban art competition in collaboration with the Narva Museum Art Gallery and Narva Art Residency (NART).

Sculptures, installations, urban furniture, street art, outdoor exhibitions or other objects that enrich the public space and are defined by a specific location in Narva are welcome to enter the competition. Along with the description and illustration of the idea, an explanation must be provided on how the object will potentially enrich and highlight the urban environment. Preference will be given to competition entries with interactive elements that can remain in place also after the event. Submissions are welcome from both students of various disciplines as well as professional artists.

In order to participate in the competition, a short description of the idea with illustrations must be submitted to info@stationnarva.ee by 21 June. The results will be published on 12 July.

The winning entry will be awarded 3000 euros towards the project’s production costs, which includes the artists’ fee as well as the cost of materials. The costs of transport, accommodation and meals for the participants during the project installation period and during the festival will also be covered. The festival will also support the project in acquiring the necessary permits and with marketing. The Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) will also present a special prize to the winner. Detailed conditions of the competition: stationnarva.ee/en/artcompetition

Submitted ideas will be evaluated by a jury consisting of Mayor of Narva Katri Raik, Director of the Narva Museum Art Gallery Rael Artel, Head of the Narva Art Residency Ann Mirjam Vaikla, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs at the Estonian Academy of Arts Anne Pikkov, Narva city artist Deniss Polubojarov, Just Transition coordinator at the Estonian Ministry of Finance and former City Architect of Narva Ivan Sergejev, owner of Temnikova & Kasela Gallery Olga Temnikova, and Head of PR & Communications at of Station Narva Ingrid Kohtla.

The jury evaluates the clarity of the idea, the originality and innovation of the solution, the visual and cultural suitability of the proposed location, as well as the choice of materials and other maintenance-related considerations.

The opening of the winning object in Narva on the first day of the festival on 5 August will be accompanied by a public discussion on the role of art in the development of the city, which also touch on the developments of the Kreenholm Cultural Quarter

The main partner of the Station Narva Urban Art Competition is the Narva Museum Art Gallery. The heart of the upcoming event will be the Narva Museum, which also opens its doors to the festival guests for a night-time adventure.

Launched in 2018, Station Narva is one of the most important regional festivals with national and international appeal that offers a high-profile music & arts programme, highlights the uniqueness of the urban space in the border city, and initiates discussions on cultural and artistic phenomena.