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Collaborative Art Space: Online/Offline is an interschool Techspressionist (digital) art collaboration wherein two artists between ages 14 to 18 from different schools will work together to create two artworks on the theme of “Online/Offline”. 

Young artists with gain experience of working on collaborative project, national exposure via the online exhibition, an opportunity to make sales and an e-catalogue of all the works.

Collaborative Art Space: Online/Offline is open to all schools/junior colleges nationwide.

Kindly make note of the timeline below.

If you are an eligible school (or an affiliated teacher) who would like to participate, mail to us at collaborativeartspace@gmail.com with the subject “Registering interest in Online/Offline”.

If you are a student who stumbled across the page and is interested in participating, forward this website to your school and ask them to get in contact with us. 

Background

Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as part of the creative or presentation process. For the last two years, as we confided ourselves in our homes, the ability of digital objects to cross the bounds of space and reach the other side of the world almost free of cost has become a tether to keep us sane. Digital art as an extension emerged as a champion with no size limits, ability to experiment without added costs and ease of use. Thus, Collaborative Art Space: New Day, New Month, New Year focuses on pushing digital art to the forefront to foster creativity, collaboration and artistic development.

Specifically, we use the term Techspressionist art to describe digital art leaning into the idea of using technology as a means to express emotional experience.

Techspressionism, coined in 2011 by artist Colin Goldberg to describe his “intersection of technology and abstraction.”, is introduced as a new art-historical term to describe fine artists using digital technology to convey subjective, emotional content

How it works

Stage 1: Interested schools register. Online link for application form is sent to the schools. All interested students from the school fill the forms.

Stage 2: From all applicants, a pool of artists will be shortlisted for the collaboration. To confirm their participation, shortlisted artist must pay a participation fee of INR 500/-

Stage 3: After the final list of participants is confirmed, artists will be divided into groups of two. Work can finally begin.

Stage 4: Each artist will create three works – one independent artwork which will be emailed directly to the gallery/organizer, and two collaborative artworks.
Each artist will start with working on their individual artwork and on one collaborative artwork to be posted to the next artist.
Finally, after completing, it will be mailed(email) to the gallery/organizer. Process breakdown for collaborative artworks –
start artist 1 → send to artist 2 → send to the gallery
start artist 2 → send to artist 1 → send to the gallery

Guidelines

  1. SUBJECT: Online/Offline
  1. MEDIUM: Digital/ Techspressionist Art – still image or video
  1. SIZE: Within A3 size with 300 dpi
  1. Participation Fee: INR 500/-
    (Only to be paid by selected artists, non-refundable)
  1. Eligibility: students, ages 14 to 18
  1. The collaborative pair will be formed by Collaborative Art Space, with two students of different schools working together.
  1. A document outlining the research, techniques used and process of development explanation is compulsory for exhibiting the Digital artwork. If required, the open file can be called by the Collaborative Art Space.
  1. Plagiarized artwork will not be allowed to display in the exhibition. 
  1. The  pair and their respective schools will be responsible for completion of the art work and for sending the image.
  1.  The completed high-resolution image should be mailed to collaborativeartspace@gmail.com by the 27 August 2022(tentative) with both the artist’s name on the white margin area for the exhibition. 
  2. Sale Guidelines
    Sold artwork will be printed on
    Hahnemühle archival paper Hahnemühle’s FineArt paper is a high quality, lignin and acid free paper with ageing resistance beyond 100 years and excellent print quality featuring rich contrast, high pictorial depth and outstanding reproduction of detail
    or canvas by Collaborative Art Space along with an authenticity letter. 
    On the occasion of sale of the artwork, after deducting the archival print cost from the division of sale account will be as follows:
    30% organizers & the rest 70% will be equally divided amongst the two schools.

Note

We will be using photographs from the exhibition and of work in progress in our publicity and social media. In case you don’t want us to use yours, please inform us before starting the project.

Documents needed to fill application form

  1. Front facing close-up photo (Size < 1 MB) – only image* files to be attached
  2. Scanned copy of school ID (Size < 1 MB) – only image* files to be attached
  3. 5 photos of recent (last 3 years) work samples with title, size & medium mentioned with at least 3 digital artworks (Size < 1 MB, each) – only image* files to be attached
  4. Brief statement on your digital art practice & technologies used (Word limit: 900 characters) – to be written in the space given in the form

    *JPG images only

Timeline

  1. Last date for submission of application form: 07 August 2022
  2. Announcement of shortlisted artists: 08 August 2022
  3. Last date for payment: 08 August 2022, 11:59PM
  4. Announcement of groups: 09 August 2022
  5. Starting date of project: 11 August 2022
  6. Date for mailing the image by 1nd Artist to 2nd Artist: 20 August 2022
  7. Emailing the final artwork image(individual & collaborative) to Collaborative Art Space: 27 August 2022, till 11:59 a.m.
  8. Date of Exhibition: 5 September 2022 to 25 September 2022 [tentative]