NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE FESTIVAL OF CREATIVE ARTS (NIFCA) 2022
VIRTUAL VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION- ONLINE
This year’s Visual Arts celebration will take the form of a virtual exhibition and an online catalogue of Art, (inclusive of Nu media entries of digital and video art. Videos of performance pieces will be accepted as well.)
This exhibition is also open to the showcase of Craft and Photography.
The exhibition is open to submissions by adults 18 years and older.
Although this year’s showcase does not have a specific theme, we encourage artists to submit work that interrogates the idea of Nationhood and identity. What are the values and traditions that make us Bajan? This is especially important so that our distinct culture is not subsumed within an evolving world culture.
Where possible work will be organised within the following broad categories based on a quality of life index:
- Personal Security
- Civic Engagement
- Work-Life Balance
Images of entries must be submitted for review and pre-selection online via ncf.bb
All works selected for the final exhibition will be featured in an online catalogue to be produced digitally and with a limited print run.
(to help artists with the photographing of their work)
Tuesday, October 26, 2022
Wednesday, October 27, 2022
Deadline for Submission of Work:
Monday, October 31, 2022
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
GENERAL RULES AND GUIDELINES
Persons wishing to enter the NIFCA Visual Arts Exhibition must be adults 18 years of age or older by September 1st, 2022 who are:
- Citizens of Barbados or
- Legally resident in Barbados
2. APPLICATION/ SUBMISSIONS FOR THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
A. To apply, persons must properly fill out the relevant registration form and submit it along with the relevant photos, and videos of the entry to the website www.ncf.bb by or before 4.00 pm, on Monday, October 31st, 2022.
B. All registrations submitted by the deadline will be confirmed by an automatic email to the designated address.
C. All entries must be original and not previously shown in any NIFCA exhibition.
D. Work must have been completed within the last three (3) years.
E. Each applicant is allowed to submit a maximum of 2 entries
3. THIS WILL BE A CURATED SHOWCASE. THE CURATOR’S DECISION IS FINAL.
4. SUBMISSIONS FOR FINAL VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
- All persons whose work is selected for the virtual exhibition will be advised of this via email. A one-time stipend of $250.00 will be paid for the inclusion of each artwork /art film.
- The Exhibition will be launched to the public on Saturday, November 19th, 2022 and remain online for a minimum of 1 year.
- The exhibition is open to submissions of photographs of artwork created in the mediums of Fine Art, Craft, Photography and Art Videos.
- Artists can submit a maximum of 2 entries for consideration.
- Digital photos must be high-resolution images, at least 1MB in size minimum. Low-resolution and blurred images will not be accepted
- The photographs should be cropped to show the work ONLY. Plain cloth or paper can be used behind 3D work when photographing.
- Art Videos should be no longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds.
- Videos should be submitted in 720p resolution preferred 1080p and in mp4, .avi and .mov formats
The NCF will host two clinics by appointment Tuesday, October 26th and Wednesday, October 27th between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm at the QUEENS PARK GALLERY where you can bring your work and have it photographed if you are having challenges.
The participant agrees that the NCF shall be entitled to use an image of his/her work or part thereof or his/her image or likeness in the promotion of the exhibition and other related NIFCA events.
General queries should be directed to the Cultural Officer/Curator Ms.Oneka Small at the National Cultural Foundation (telephone number 427-2345/WhatsApp 233-0982 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) OR to the External Curator Ms. Giselle Walker (Whatsapp: 232-1322 or email: email@example.com)